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December 15, 2017
Two in One from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

I had everything ready for yesterday post, I knew what I wanted to share and even took a couple of pictures but I was just too tired to hassle with it all.
You see Mom had a TEE yesterday, which meant I needed to leave the house before 8 because her test was at 11:00 and figure I would be back sometime before 3:00. She did fine and they were able to do the test but they had such a problem with getting an IV in that it was 3:00 by the time she was done.
That ...

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December 12, 2017
Day 11 from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm


Here it is Day 11 and to think Christmas is 2 weeks away

I wanted share a little before I go to bed.

Since last night I was able to get another 5 hats completed. In fact you can see that one is a deeper red, well that is because I ran out of yarn and had to go get some soft red yarn. 



I purchased 3 skeins and I'm good to go now.

I off to bed now, till tomorrow


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December 8, 2017
Quilting, Crochet and Wool from Quilts....etc.

It felt good to get back to the hand quilting on Murrieta Stars but I didn’t push it and stuck with one hour only and made good progress – quilting a grid goes fast for me.  This is a good beginning on the second half of the quilt. I picked out pieces of wool for […]

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December 7, 2017
Completed Crochet Projects from Creating Chaos

I have a couple of crochet project that have been finished for a few weeks but seem to have slipped through the blog net!

The first is a Lazy Waves Shawlette that I made for myself.  The pattern was from Dedri Uys who you can find at Look What I Made where you can see a great range of crochet patterns to tempt you. The yarn was bought from RiverKnitsYarn, a independent yarn dyer who lives and work on a narrowboat.  You can check her out on Etsy and Instagram.

The wool I chose was  Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 4 ...

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December 6, 2017
The ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for makers! 10 ideas to inspire creativity from The Village Haberdashery

Welcome to the second post in our series of Christmas Gift Guides! Today we are sharing some ideas for gifts for all the knitters, sewists, felters, weavers and makers out there! Use it as a guide for giving to the makers in your life…or just go ahead and send a link to this post to your friends and family to make sure you get something you’ll love!

The Village Haberdashery Christmas Gift Guide

Anyone who works with yarn or fabrics will love to receive some Soak modern laundry care products this Christmas! Soak Flatter is a starch-free smoothing spray that relaxes wrinkles and freshens ...

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BRRRR!!!!!!! Day 5 from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm





Boy what the difference a day makes.  I don't think the temperature got above 45, that is 30 degrees cooler than yesterday.
Brrrrr!!!


Spent the day at Mom and Dads, and while there I started working on these.




Little hats.
The American Heart Ass. give little red hats to babies born in the American Heart month..... February 

I found this out just a few days ago about them accepting donations of handmade little red hats. They can be knitted or crochet.



These are the ones I made today while at Moms ...

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December 5, 2017
Painting and Wool Applique from Quilts....etc.

I really haven’t touched the hand quilting since Sunday night – I don’t know how long I will be able to control myself but I have gotten one more part of the egg done – two sides or two eggs?  I think I will probably go with 3 sides of little things like French knots […]

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December 1, 2017
Candilicious - Free crochet coaster pattern from Made To Treasure

As a part of getting out of my comfort zone ...my first you tube tutorial is on air ...

Candilicious , crochet coaster pattern... 

I named it after the candy colours I used to make this coasters.


This is crocheted using Anchor knitting cotton using no.2 steel hook.

These candy colors of Anchor knitting cotton is sourced from Pradhan embroidery store .


Made a set of 6 coasters using solid and variegated combos.

Shade no. used for the project is mentioned in the video tutorial.

I'm happy to share with you my first video tutorial..


Please feel ...

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November 27, 2017
Slow Sunday Stitching | Rainbow Afghan + Mermaid Tail! from Busy Hands Quilts

My Slow Sunday Stitching is a crochet rainbow afghan for my bed.  I did get 5 more rows finished on the rainbow afghan but fell down a second rabbit hole in my crochet time today.  A mermaid blanket!


The mermaid blanket is for my niece for her birthday.  I found it as a kit at Craftsy, and it's even cheaper now than when I bought it.  It's going together fairly quickly after figuring out how to use that huge hook.  I thought the large hook in my collection was big enough, but it wasn't the right size ...

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Seaside Blanket (crochet) – weeks 27 and 28 from France Nadeau

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The Three Christmas Trees - available in my Crafsty Pattern Store - francenadeau.comTutorial for Christmas - pdf at francenadeau.comTutorials for Christmas Cards and Tags - francenadeau.com

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November 24, 2017
Our Christmas Gift Guide, part one: Gifts for kids! from The Village Haberdashery

Welcome to the first post in our series of Christmas Gift Guides! First up we have some ideas for presents for kids!

Christmas Gift Guide

The perfect beginner sets for kids to get them into Knitting, Crochet and Sewing. These kits by Buttonbag contain all the tools, supplies and step by step guides they will need to get them started with a new hobby! For our knitting and crochet kits click here, and find the sewing ones here.

Sewing knitting and crochet kits for kids

These felt animal kits also by Buttonbag are also perfect for little hands to get sewing. The Stegosaurus is perfect for younger ages too as ...

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November 22, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving! Nostalgic for Thanksgivvukah! from Gefilte Quilt

Remember Thanksgivvukah? It seems so long ago, 2013 to be exact, when a once-in-77,000 year coincidence brought Thanksgiving to the same night as Chanukah. To celebrate, I used up many Chanukah fabrics to make this unbatted banner....

...with a turkey doing oversight....

...and a million Judaic prints.

I also frantically crocheted flocks of turkey menorahs...

AKA "turkorahs" or "menurkeys," with lightable tails....




And the occasional ethnic headgear..
Every night, I crocheted an additional flame.
For non-Hanukah Thanksgivings, it can be adapted to be a non-menorah, like this peacock turkey. 
The pattern for the crochet turkey/peacock with menorah option ...

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Not Much Done from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday was one of those days where it just got away from me without a lot being done in the sewing room.  I had to run to the store to pick up last minute things before Thanksgiving for the pies and things – Mike has a cold so I had to get cold medicine but […]

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November 19, 2017
Slow Sunday Stitching | Rainbow Afghan + Another Rabbit Trail from Busy Hands Quilts

My Slow Sunday Stitching is a crochet rainbow afghan for my bed.  I've advanced two whole rows because I fell down a rabbit hole.


I started Lazy Waves three Sundays ago and right now it's about 26" x 72".  There are 16 colors, and the plan is to keep up the rainbow pattern as established, finishing the edges with white.  The size will be determined by the amount of yarn it uses up; this is entirely from my yarn stash, and I'm not buying any more for this project.

And you see the rabbit hole I fell ...

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November 13, 2017
Finding His Peace. Slow Stitching. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Philippians  4:10
Remember the lesson from Philippians 4:9?

Learn from our mistakes - as Paul did.

Turn it around - as Paul did.

Find God's peace - as Paul did.
I'm working hard to find God's peace with the "new" me.  Yesterday's "Survivor's Rant" is definitely true - frustration and grief abound.  (To understand this post, you might want to read yesterday's post.)  But, I trust God's plan for my life...even this different life post-cancer.  I just need to make peace with it and His will.  

Funny, it seems like an oxy moron - trusting ...

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November 12, 2017
Slow Sunday Stitching | Crochet Rainbow Afghan from Busy Hands Quilts

My Slow Sunday Stitching is a crochet rainbow afghan for my bed.  


Yesterday was Pick Up Day at our house.  I worked on picking up all of my messes around the house.  This Ikea cart had become a dumping ground next to my longarm, so I emptied it out and put my rainbow of yarn in it next to my chair in the living room.  Then I worked on picking up my sewing room, and oh my, it's a great feeling to start a new week with a clean sewing room!  It gets the creative juices flowing for sure ...

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Seaside Blanket (crochet) – weeks 25 and 26 from France Nadeau

Seaside Blanket (crochet) - francenadeau.comSeaside Blanket (crochet) - francenadeau.comSeaside Blanket (crochet) - francenadeau.comSeaside Blanket (crochet) - francenadeau.com

Free tutorials by Zooty Owl’s Crafty Blog (Seaside Winter Blanket CAL). I’m using Caron Simply Soft and a 3 mm crochet hook.

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The Three Christmas Trees - available in my Crafsty Pattern Store - francenadeau.comTutorial for Christmas - pdf at francenadeau.comTutorials for Christmas Cards and Tags - francenadeau.com

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This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot from Jenn's Quilters Depot Blog

Hi all

My crafting career started when I was very very young doing crochet.  I continued to crochet through the years probably until end of college.  I could do anything.  I made barbie dresses.  I could do popcorn vases.  I still have some of the vest/sweaters I made.  However, I had not picked up a crochet hook in years except to grab my drop stitches when knitting.

That changed this week.  I had to make this cat butt coaster!  Several more of these will be made before Christmas I'm guessin.  It took less than 2 hours!  You can ...

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November 8, 2017
WordlessWed...Hand Spun for Slouch Hat from CollectInTexas Gal


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3 Quilts in 2 days!!!! from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 I'm on a roll!  LOL!  I've quilted 3 quilts in 2 days!  Technically 2 of them were KING size and one was a baby quilt.  :)  So here we go...

I would have loved to have kept this one!  I love how the sunflowers just pop against that background.  Lot's of stippling on this baby and that makes those sunflowers puff up.  She did an awesome job piecing it.  
 So after quilting on that one most of the day, I then loaded this baby quilt on the longarm.  It only measured 35x45 so it was quick work.  The ...

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