Who is Donna Kay Lacey?   

I am a Crochet Rebel! As a child I would watch my Dear Aunt Joyce crochet baby blankets, booties, and afghans of all kinds. I was ‘hooked’ and determined to learn to do that. I got my first job at 15 and with my first paycheck in my hot little hands, I ran to the LeeWards store in the mall because they had an enormous ‘WALL OF YARN’! I bought a book, a hook and yarn and that was the beginning of my addiction. My sweet mother, who felt any handwork or craft was tedious and frustrating, tried to squash my compulsion but I was a rebel. The more she fussed about the scraps of yarn I left scattered on the livingroom floor, the more compelled I was to rush headlong into my craft! 20+ years later, Mother is anxious to see what new project I am working on. Now, my kids say I’m a yarn hoarder and should never need to buy another skein as long as I live. But they are just kids… what do they know anyway?

I am married to my best friend and together, we have 7 children. (No, that is not a typo)  Kevin (21)  Keith (16)  Kyle (14)  Kristen (13)   Mykaela (13)  Summer (9)  Kameron (3)   We have two grandsons – Jett (3)  and Kason (6mo.)! My nephew, his wife and 2 yr old live with us as well. We are helping them get on the right track in life. Jeremy enlisted in the US Navy and will ship out to bootcamp Sept. 2012. We are thrilled with his accomplishments.  I was an optician for 18yrs before deciding to stay home so I could care for my parents. Mother and Daddy moved in with us in January 2010. Mother suffered from alzheimers disease and daddy suffered 80% paralysis from a massive stroke. This summer, they both went home to be with their Heavenly Father. Mother left us in June 2012 and Daddy  in July 2012. They are both dearly missed, but we celebrate the fact that they are no longer suffering and are in a much better place!

In short ~ Life is Good!

Other places to find me…

Ravelry – donkyl06

Ravelry Group Pages – A New Twist – Creative Crochet Designs by Donna Kay Lacey

Pinterest – donkyl06 (Donna Kay Lacey)

Twitter – @donnalacey

Facebook – DonnaK.Lacey

Email – donna.lacey@ymail.com

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7 responses »

  1. You are so my hero. I’m so proud of you Donna! Your patterns are amazing and your patience is extraordinary.

    Your friend,

    Jamie
    imjkblkbrn (on Ravelry)

  2. I just bought (and love) your Kale pattern. In it you mention a Vegetable Garden Afghan Project. Do you have pictures and more patterns from that project?

    • Sorry for the late late late reply – this comment was hiding somewhere. (I’m very new to this blog thing so please be patient) In all honesty, I am working on future ‘veggies’ to go with kale. Artichoke is the next one. I had to take a break over the summer as I lost both my elderly parents. I am back at it and Artichoke should be released VERY soon! Thanks for your kind words regarding Kale and I hope you check back soon for Artichoke! =0)

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