Obviously someone didn't get that memo.
Over the past two weeks, 4 crochet pieces have been taken from The Secret Garden. It all started with the big piece on the right going missing.
Parts of it are samples made by local crochet designer Shelby Allaho.
I figured it was a one time thing because someone thought it was just way too pretty to leave behind, but then a second one was taken.
The colorful piece at the bottom was made by me with yarn from my stash. The founder of the garden thought that maybe it's boys messing around, but boys would just rip stuff down and kick it around. Each piece is tied on in many places so would have to be taken down carefully, not pulled down.
Two more gone today. Can you spot the differences?
The last two are older pieces that have been there since June or July and are filled with dust so don't know why anyone would want them.
It is a public space and not everyone gets what we are trying to do out there, but that does not give anyone the right to just take things bit by bit. My husband says I'm crazy to spend so much time and effort into putting something out just to be stolen
Yesterday I installed this piece to replace the first one taken.
It was made using three donated squares and then crocheting with yarn from my stash to get the size I needed. Loved how all the colors went together so beautifully.
As of today it was still there, but who knows what tomorrow will bring.