I held my first crochet hook at the tender age of seven. It took me until I was eleven to understand the rules and regulations of crochet because finding other people who crocheted proved to be difficult. The first crocheted printed pattern I ever purchased was for a Paddington Bear, which came as a kit. I made for my mother; I was 21.
I began teaching crochet upon the insightfulness of my best friend, Patti; she always seems to know what is good for me! The year was 2000.
Indeed, 2001 would be a very busy year: I was asked to be the Crochet Guild of America's "Volunteer Email Correspondent," a position I enjoyed until early 2008. I moved on to heading up the CGOA's Education Committee until 2011 I also helped found The Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club, the first CGOA Chapter in Connecticut, that meets in Danbury, CT, that would later help several other Chapters in the CT/NY area blossom.
In 2001 I attended the Craft Yarn Council's "Certification Course" at FIT in New York City, completing the second level to become a Certified Crochet Teacher.