Crochet skills win show gongs
A BED ridden woman, who spends her days crocheting, has won a stack of prizes at recent local shows for her talent.
Proston resident George Brown said his wife, Dawn, has won nine first prizes and seven second prizes.
Mrs Brown, currently in an aged care facility in Wondai, said she loved crocheting because it kept her busy.
"I started it a long time ago," she said.
"My mother taught me when I was 14; she was very good at crocheting.
"It keeps me busy and it's something I love to do."
This year was the first year Mrs Brown had entered into a lot of the shows in the area.
"I've only really entered the Proston Show and I started doing that about five years ago," she said.
Mrs Brown said a baby outfit she crocheted was what took out most of the first prize places.
"I like the variations you can make" she said.
"Nothing I made was too difficult, but it won all of the prizes."
When Mrs Brown found out she had won the first prize ribbons for the baby outfit she could not believe it.
"It's great," she said.
Mr Brown said he could not be happier with his wife's achievement.
"I'm stoked," he said.
"I really am."
Mrs Brown suffers from osteoporosis and myopathy; basically she has no bone density or muscle strength and is now unable to walk.