Crafter of the Week - Diane Loughrey

Crafter of the Week – Diane Loughrey

 

Crafter of the Week - Diane LoughreyCongratulations to our Crafter of the Week, Diane Loughrey from Warren, Massachusetts.

 “My name is Diane Loughrey from Warren, MA. I thank God for giving me signs of how I am supposed to use my time with the talents he has granted me. I’ve been crafting as long as I can remember. Even as a kid I wanted to be able to make things for others. I never knew that crafting would not only become a passion in my life, but also a way to serve others along my life’s journey.

Crafter of the Week - Diane LoughreyI am a former volunteer for Operation Write Home and would have kept going if the mission was not complete. I didn’t know that when I started this endeavor in September 2012 that it would lead me to make about 550 cards, many letters to our troops, a presidential honor and a wall full of thank you cards.

Crafter of the Week - Diane Loughrey

Over the years I have been a behind the scenes cheerleader for OWH and want to thank those who have supported me in any way with this endeavor…some have written letters for me to include in my package and there have been donations to help me along the way. I sincerely am grateful to all of you that offered their kind words and encouragement while I was involved with this organization. Bittersweet….the best way to describe the closing of OWH….I’m sad that my cards will not be going overseas for OWH, but I’m happy that our troops are making a return home.
Crafter of the Week - Diane LoughreyHowever, I did find another organization that accepts cards for our troops.  So I sent my first package this year to Operation Gratitude.  I volunteer at our local animal shelter helping with the dogs and occasionally the cats. Along with helping with the dogs and cats, I make handmade cards for the shelter to use. So with the door closing on OWH, God has opened new doors and avenues for my continued work.”

About Kelly

Kelly is a writer for Create and Craft as well as an avid reader and crafter! She began her crafting journey during a production of a Tale of Two Cities where she learned to knit for her role as Madame Defarge. Since then she has crafted many kids projects, DIY home decor, scarfs, hats and more.

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4 Responses to Crafter of the Week – Diane Loughrey

  1. Sandy P. February 29, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    I know Diane and she is truly a joy to be around. Besides being so wonderfully creative she is a very kind and caring friend. I feel very fortunate to know her.

  2. Diane Loughrey February 29, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

    Thank you for choosing me.

  3. Diane Loughrey February 29, 2016 at 6:26 pm #

    Great honor.

  4. Joan March 4, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    A very busy Lady! I especially like that she used her talent to help others! I find that very satisfying in my crafts also. I do not know Diane, but I would like to.