My friend Dorothy turned 100 years old recently. What can you give someone who is turning 100? Well in my case it was an easy decision. A few years ago when Dorothy was a 98 she gave me her steel crochet hooks because she thought they were getting a bit hard to see.
These are tiny hooks as you can see by the photo of one beside a normal size darning needle. I am a fan of the teeny tiny so the hooks went to a good home.
To show my appreciation and wish her a happy birthday, I made Dorothy a small koala. It was made from my free amigurumi koala pattern using the smallest hook and yarn
Find out all about the koalas here.
Dorothy is not only a crafty person, she also loves footy. You can read more about Dorothy’s birthday and her involvement with the Adelaide Crows at the end of this post. On the subject of the AFL, the girl in the top picture sporting a Geelong Football Team footy jumper was coincidentally on her way to a football clinic when I asked if she would hold the koala for me. If Dorothy is anything to go by, it would seem a love of sports and making things is a recipe for a long and healthy life.
Adelaide Crows salute oldest member Dorothy Harris, soon to turn 100
Jesper Fjeldstad From:The Advertiser July 03, 2013 12:42P
ADELAIDE this morning made a fuss over its oldest member,
Mrs Dorothy Harris, who will celebrate her 100th birthday tomorrow.
Mrs Harris was handed a bunch of flowers by her favourite current Crow,midfielder Rory Sloane, mingled with the players and had long chats with both Sloane and coach Brenton Sanderson.
Mrs Harris has been a member since the Crows joined the AFL in 1991 and watches every home game from her seat in the southern stand. She says she will remain a member when the club shifts to Adelaide Oval even though she prefers AAMI Stadium. She will welcome a large contingent at her birthday party this weekend – sheand her late husband, Don, raised 11 children and there are now 29 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Most of them will be at her home in Henley Beach, where she still cooks for herself and lives independently.
Happy Birthday Dorothy!