Meet Jody Gilbertson, the woman behind the Wisconsin shipments

The boxes in the mail come full of unique and creative hand-made items. They have a Wisconsin return address. And we "oo" and "ah" as we open each one. 

For the past five months, Jody Gilbertson of Beldenville, Wis. has shipped us donations for Team Yarn.

Her items stand apart. "Some of my patterns are from my mom or aunt. They are old patterns from years ago," Jody explained.

For a copy of the Beautiful Flowered Afghan, ask at a Team Yarn meeting and we'll share!

At 53, Jody says she has the time to make things and enjoy it. She is glad that someone can use the items she creates.

"I hope whomever receives the handmade items, get the feeling of comfort, support, warmth, and know people are there for them," said Jody.

Jody appreciates that Team Yarn does a great job showing and telling where donations go on the website and Facebook, and feels that she's a part of the work through the photos and blog posts.

"My mom taught me to crochet at the age of 12," remarked Jody. "She would always work on things in the evening, still does at 84. So one night I said I want to learn how to do that. She was making a doily. That's how it started. I'm so glad I picked it up." Crocheting helps her relax.

She plans to drive down and meet us in person some Sunday afternoon. We're looking forward to the visit.


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