Our first Tuesday's Teamie is Cyndy of Luke's Blankets. I chose Cyndy for the premier Tuesday Teamie because she was the very first member to join my team of one! Cyndy is from Anderson, South Carolina and is new to Etsy. She opened shop on April 10, 2012, and has a beautiful story behind her handmades. Here is what she says:
I learned to crochet from my grandmother when I was in grade school. I remember thinking how fast she was! She taught me how to chain as well as a few stitches that I eventually figured out the names for and taught myself how to read a pattern.
Last summer I was blessed with my son Luke. I wanted to make him something special, and therefore made him a blanket. I enjoyed making his so much that I just kept making more. I found after a long day of teaching and running around it relaxes me.
I am a certified teacher currently working as a sub and teaching at the local afterschool program. My hope is to be able to stay home with Luke making blankets this summer while I am interviewing for a full time position.
I do most of my pieces in cotton because it breathes and is so soft and durable. Not to mention natural. My son loves falling asleep with his blanket and anything else makes him so hot. He is my inspiration and each of my blankets is made as though I am making it for him!
Thank you Cyndy for sharing your story. I know all of your blankets are made with love, and do hope you and Luke get to spend the summer together! You are wished much success on Etsy and you will find lots of support from your team!
Let's all stop by Cyndy's shop and say "welcome and hello!"