Needlework provides mission for 90-year-old

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Posted: April 9, 2013

The Winchester Star

Tena S. Willemsma shows a sampling of needle work she has on display at her Frederick County home. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Tena S. Willemsma knits a scarf she will donate to Georgetown Ministry Center. An avid needleworker, She and her daughter have knitted about 170 scarves a year for the past two years for the homeless in the Washington, D.C., area.
Tena S. Willemsma holds a piece of cross stitch that was made by her mother in 1910. Willemsma is originally from Holland and like her mother started learning needle arts at a very young age. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

Winchester — The look on Tena S. Willemsma’s face as she talks about her cross-stitch creations is nothing short of enchantment.

At her age — she turned 90 on March 25 — the needlework has become...



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