I recently went home to Norway for my Mom’s 75th birthday and got to spend some good quality time with my family at the family farm. I absolutely love it there and am so grateful my sister can keep it so beautifully restored. This is where I feel with every fiber in my body that I AM SO NORWEGIAN! It feels so good! I don’t share much of my personal life with you, only my knitting life, but I want you to get to know me a little more and get a better understanding of where this knitting thing comes from. This is where it all started……
Beautiful Photos from my Brother
NAMI Ventura (National Alliance for Mental Illness) just had their annual Walk at the beach in Ventura to raise awareness on Mental Illness and help break down the stigma. The clients at Turning Point Foundation spent weeks making pom poms, finger crocheting chains, crocheting flowers and vines to get ready to YarnBomb the city in time for the walk…… spreading joy, fun, color and a lot of smiles to the public. Thousands of people showed up for the every successful event……it was a Happy Day!
There is something very special about contributing to your community……by helping others you help yourself, it’s as simple as that. It’s a beautiful thing to see how many people stop and smile and wonder when we install the yarnbomb……giving us an opportunity to just be of service……making us smile in return……and the clients get to go home with an amazing sense of Self:-)
Here’s the story in pictures from Start to Finish