I was over the moon to meet her two years ago at my first CGOA conference in Minneapolis, MN! Since then we have kept in touch online and become friends. Really makes me feel pretty special since I have looked up to her as a mentor!
She has shared some info about her "secret life" and some pictures of her work and other hobbies:
"When crochet was just a hobby, I had other hobbies as well. Photography, reading, new recipes and cooking, and Jazzercise. When crochet became my career, it remained my hobby as well. Little by little, there has been less and less time for other hobbies. Now, since I crochet full time I find that my hobbies need to be things that I can do with my kids. Priorities have made me whittle down my activities. I don't do Jazzercise anymore since the class schedules didn't always work. Instead I took up running because it is much more flexible with my available time.
|Ellen with her son after a race|
I so understand that! It is so nice that crochet can be both work and fun! Same for me! Below are some pictures of Ellen's recent work.
|Magenta scarf, is the "Bonus Scarf" from Ellen's "Learn Bruges Lace" crochet book. No special tools needed. Basic crochet stitches and beginner instruction|
|Mystic Fog Scarf from Ellen's Annie's online class, "Crocheting with Beads".|
Thank you for sharing with us Ellen!