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May 23, 2017
Cozy Color Works from Becca's Crazy Projects

I picked up this yummy Super Wash Merino from Cozy Color Works during the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. This colorway is called Northern Lights and I just had to take it with me. What am I planning on making with this scrumptious yarn? I have no idea.

Find out more about Cozy Color Works on their webpage, Instagram, or Facebook.

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May 22, 2017
CROCHET: Rainbow Rectangle Granny Blanket from Samelia's Mum

I’ve finished my rainbow throw-size crochet blanket and it’s love, true true love. My kids have snuggled under it the last couple of evenings, though it still needs blocking to stop the edges from curling up so much.

I thought I’d share a little about the scallop edge I used to finish off this blanket. Now I’m no expert when it comes to crochet, but I thought I’d share what I did with this quite thick yarn using my yarn rainbow sprinkles yarn cake.

When I was happy with the size of my rectangle granny ...

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May 19, 2017
Philippians 3:5 Part 1. A Happy Surprise! Hexagon Afghan. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Philippians 3:5 Part 1.
Naturally, this verse needs to be read in context - especially with Paul's list of Jewish privileges.  
Remember, his reason for listing them is twofold:  
1) to serve as a warning against believing that circumcision and keeping of the Law was required to show we are "perfect" Christians, (Philippians 3:2)
2) that we don't need physical marks on our body as prove of our faith, (Philippians 3:3)
2) to remember to to show that he, especially, has reason to have confidence in the flesh (Philippians 3:4).  

As he previously ...

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May 18, 2017
Sometimes I Knit ... and Sometimes I Crochet from Red Pepper Quilts

Faux Cable Shawl | Knitting | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Faux Cable Shawl 
Pattern by Christopher Salas

I love to knit and it has been a while since a knitty update. I have missed spending time with yarn and the knitting needles. Instead I have spent quite some time over the last 12 months either hand piecing or English Paper Piecing, both of which have meant less time with yarn. Sometimes though you have to make time for the things you love, even if it means staying up till the early hours of the morning. And the Faux Cable Shawl was not only ...

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May 16, 2017
Flying Goat Farm from Becca's Crazy Projects

This will be the first in a short series of posts outlining the wonderful yarns I bought during the 2017 Maryland Sheep and Wool. Look for more posts throughout the coming weeks as I will be providing links to the designers.

One of the first purchases I made during the festival was this beautiful Corrie Sock SW Wool/Nylon from Flying Goat Farm. The colorway is Fire Opal. I couldn't resist the dark colors combined with the soft blue-greens and that wonderful pop of pink (and I must say I'm sorry about the horrible light in this photo ...

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May 15, 2017
Maryland Sheep and Wool 2017 from Becca's Crazy Projects

One of my favorite parts of the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is the working dogs demonstrations.

Sure, there are sheep.
But these dogs are so dedicated to their craft. I will sit on a cold bench for 30 minutes just waiting for the working dogs to show up. Why? Because working dogs of all types are amazing to me.
Two of the dogs this year were there last year. Old ones. This fella is 11.
And young ones. I will say this 3-year-old lady mellowed a bunch in the last year. She is still eager to work but now ...

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May 12, 2017
Portable knitting projects by Allison and Rachel from Yarn in the City! from The Village Haberdashery

We’re excited to have Allison and Rachel from Yarn in the City writing some yarn-focused blog posts for us to help inspire you with your knitting and crochet projects. We’ve also got an event planned to make use of the big West Hampstead Square space right in front of the shop! Yarn in the City will be joining us for World Wide Knit in Public Day on Saturday, 10th June (click the link for more details or RSVP to join us – it’s free!).

With WWKIP Day in mind, we asked Allison and Rachel to suggest some portable ...

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Humid Houston from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

I do not know how people can stand humidity, it's bad enough in Tulsa but here it is May in Houston and it feels like July in Tulsa.
Thank goodness that my parents have a/c in their trailer. 
We got here Sunday afternoon and Mom had her first appointment Monday morning and for the next two days she had so many tests and scans. So today was the first day that we hadn't had to be at the hospital.

While waiting for Mom, I had brought with me a bunch of baby yarn to make some blankets ...

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May 9, 2017
To Do Tuesday. Lunch. Drunkard's Path. A Song. Suzy Tat. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Hello There!
Today will be a quick post, but it will get your tastbuds going!  

To Do Tuesday
Last week's To Do Tuesday List:
1) Keep and keep up with my Quilty 365 Done!
2) Make my BOM's (Drunkard's Path and RSC), Oh Oh!
3) Charity Sewing - Dolls of Hope, (If you go to the beginning of her feed, there's contact info.)  Oh Oh!

4) Work on my Fabri-Flair project. Done!  

This week's To Do Tuesday List:
1) Keep and keep up with my Quilty 365 
2) Make my BOM's (Drunkard's Path and ...

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A Little Done from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday was one of those days when I just didn’t feel like working with the sewing.  The hexie quilt is now completely appliqued to the background fabric but I need to work on the mitered edges to get it all smooth and correct.  Right now the corners are basted so it will be easy to […]

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May 6, 2017
Beautiful Day from Quilts....etc.

The sun was shining – that was great – it made me feel more awake than I have in days.  I had bought two ferns and I spent some time transplanting them into larger hanging baskets.  I wish ferns didn’t come pot bound.  I always take them out and hang them in bigger pots so […]

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The Wanderer Bracelet Journey | Part 2 | Fan Lace from knot what it seams

This is the second installment of the wanderer bracelet journey, were in I share some of my free-form crochet tips and tricks. This weeks blog focuses on the beginnings of that lacy ruffle explosion at the edge of the bracelet. I will cover the crochet stitch known as Fan Lace, explain how to crochet my version of it and how to attach it to the Crocodile Scales crochet lace.

pink green wanderer

For info on where to get Wanderer Bracelets click here.

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
dc – double crochet
st – stitch
picot – chain 3, sc ...

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May 4, 2017
Philippians 2:30. More Dishcloths. TADA! A Finish! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Philippians 2:30

This verse needs to be seen in context - at least to include v. 29.  Paul is asking the Philippians to receive Epaphorditus  back with great joy, to honor those like him and reminding them that he almost died on the missionary trip.  

He also points out that Epaphroditus ministered to him in lieu of the Philippians.


I used to think that v. 30 was a bit harsh - until I read it in the Amplified Version:

Philippians 2:30Amplified Bible (AMP)

30 because he came close to death 
for the work of Christ ...

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So little progress from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

I can't believe again it's been already a couple weeks since I last posted something. Feels like a heck of a lot longer if you ask me. I've been preoccupied lately dealing with my mom's health issues and will be for sometime in the future.
I'm afraid my posts might become sporadic, not saying that they already are. Just a warning that way you have a heads up, so please don't give up on me. My blog is my refuge and something that I'm going to use in need.
Well with that said ...

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May 2, 2017
One Little Basket from Quilts....etc.

Well I was so busy yesterday and did it all on very little sleep as Sunday night was not a good sleep night for me – I woke up at 2:30 Monday morning and tossed and turned the rest of the night and barely fell back to sleep – I left for Little Rock at […]

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May 1, 2017
Temperature blanket update from Creating Chaos

Another month of my temperature blanket has been completed!

I have found myself being a bit obsessive about the temperatures, particularly when I've had a run of one colour.  As you can see, this month has been a 'green' month with the odd blue (lower temperature) and yellow (higher temperature).  Fingers crossed that with May just starting there will be more yellow for next month!

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April 28, 2017
The Wanderer Bracelet Journey | Part 1 | Crocodile Scales from knot what it seams

I have had freestyle crochet bracelets for sale in Knot What It Seams Etsy shop for about a year now and I have decided to sell the tutorial pattern so the D.I.Y. people of the world can create their own Wanderer Bracelet.

I am also going to be posting step by step installments of the pattern here on the blog, just for you guys. Shh!

Each post will explain how to crochet a new stitch and how to apply it to free-form crochet. I encourage you to try my method and put your own spin on it, be ...

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April 18, 2017
Jolly Chunky Bag! from Creating Chaos

My Jolly Chunky Bag, courtesy of Attic 24, is finished.   It came together quite quickly leaving me with quite a bit of wool left over so I will have to get thinking about what I can do with it.

The most difficult thing about it is getting a photo of the finished article so apologies for my efforts.

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April 17, 2017
A Mother's Day Gift from Creating Chaos

I was lucky enough to receive a hand crocheted blanket from my youngest daughter Karen for Mother's Day. She hasn't been crocheting for long but took to it like a duck to water and now always has several things on the go at once.

She used Attic24's CAL for the Moorland  blanket which I loved the first time I saw it so was very happy when she said she'd make it for me.

The photos do not really do it justice so I will have another go when I have more space (in the caravan at ...

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Happy Easter. Slow Stitching. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Slow Stitching.
I had a wee bit of time to work on my Granny Square Cardigan!  Here's an outdoor shot near our small pond in the backyard.

 Here's the yarn I'm using and the pattern is here!

Hmmm....the more progress I make, the more I'm leaning toward leaving it as an afghan!  :)  "We'll see......", as my husband so famously says!  

Happy Easter.
Sunday was a fun-filled day rejoicing in our LORD and with our traditional family gathering!  Naturally we had our Senior Citizen/Kid's Easter Egg Hunt. 

It was so precious to watch ...

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