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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Clara's Closet Gives to Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Dear Friends and Crafters,
My grandmother, Clara Macco, namesake of Clara's Closet, was a truly original crafter! 
My mom and I are very excited to be getting up and running on Blogger as well as Etsy. We give a portion of our proceeds to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America in memory of Clara, my mom's mom (my grandmother). Here she is in the photo above. My mom and I look so much like her!

She was a lovely lady who held our family in stitches! Literally, she stitched animals and crafts as well as needlepoint that won honors. But she also made us all laugh. She truly was a unique and adorable lady. Towards the end of her life, her Alzheimer's got the best of her and she could no longer remember how to craft anything. It was probably the saddest part of her dementia for all of us who loved getting her homemade goodies as gifts and watching her create with her juicy Nonny fingers that seemed to have magic in them.

If you'd like to donate, go to Alzheimer's Foundation of America and visit our page. Or, you can set up a page for your own fundraiser for a loved one. It's really easy and just takes a few minutes.

Look for more crafting news and ideas next time. And thank you for reading.

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