I'm Chie (pronounced "chee-ay"). I'm originally from Japan, and I live in the South with my loving family.
I am NEVER far from yarn, crochet hooks, and knitting needles! :) I occasionally write patterns, test patterns, and make samples. I also love hairpin lace crochet and Tunisian crochet.
I'm the happiest when I find a great free pattern with which I can make gifts for people I care. When autumn arrives, I start looking for patterns and yarn to make garments, amigurumi, scarves, etc... In the spring, I just got to crochet doilies with thread. I wouldn't know what to do if I lived in a place where there is just one season or loooong summer! :D
The women in my family have inspired me - I'm the 3rd generation crocheter & knitter! Women in hubby's family also crochet. :) My husband and son are such great supporters for my passion.
I'm a survivor of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I can't tell you how much crochet & knitting helped me through my recovery. Even when I'm too sick to crochet, I always had a ball of yarn and a crochet hook on my bed side dreaming of what I'll make, then when I got well enough, I just couldn't stop crocheting. :) I remember a lady who shared a hospital room with me would always crochet, and she survived lymphoma.
Last of all, I just have to show off my babies :D
Cuddles & kisses shared with my pets = An unconditional love spoken with no words = Happiness