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September 4, 2019
Peacock Petals Crochet from Becca's Crazy Projects

The rows seem to take so long to complete, now.
This one was just after I finished row 51. I love how this is working up. The color changes are coming quickly, now.

Free pattern: Peacock Petals Shawl

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Crochet hooks: Clover Crochet Hook Set (10 hooks)

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September 2, 2019
Lachie’s bunny (and a hat) from Granny Maud's Girl

While visiting our grandson, Lachlan, in Victoria, I popped into the local craft shop, Periwinkle Patchwork, for a sticky-beak, as you do. With babies on the brain, I picked up a copy of Edward’s Menagerie by Kerry Lord and now have fantasies of crocheting enough animals to stock a zoo (or ark).

I started with the first pattern in the book: ‘Emma the Bunny’.

Crocheted rabbit made using 'Emma the Bunny' pattern

I think I need a little practice on sewing faces, but not bad for a first go.

The book says about 60 to 100 grams of yarn are needed for a toy this size, but ...

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August 28, 2019
Peacock Petals Crochet from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I shared the slow progress on the Peacock Petals Shawl
I continue to work on it a little each afternoon. I love watching the slow color shift and the lacy stitches forming. This is at row 40. A little over half way. Right now the edge is a little ruffly, but I'm sure blocking will settle it out. This is a project where blocking will play a vital role in getting the lacy to really sing.

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Crochet hooks: Clover Crochet Hook Set (10 hooks)

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August 27, 2019
Hot August Days from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

I am so ready for fall and it's about a month away for us usually. 
And I'm so ready for a change. 


With this hot summer I've been enjoying my favorite iced tea,
passion tea with a little lemonade added. YUM  YUM

I had so many plans last week and writing being one of them but my parents had doctor appointments and then mom ended up in the hospital for 3 days. She was able to come home this weekend.

During that time at doctor offices and hospital visits I took some crocheting with me.
I had ...

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August 21, 2019
Peacock Petals Crochet from Becca's Crazy Projects

I picked up this yarn on a whim at the local A.C. Moore. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but I wanted to give it a try. 
I found the Peacock Petals Shawl and thought it was a good match. This is a free pattern that packs a punch. The first few rows are nothing fancy. They are lacy, though. Using this fine cotton yarn is going to make this a light and breezy shawl. 
I made it through the fist section without too much trouble. I think I'm better at reading ...

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August 20, 2019
Life in the Garden from Canadian Needle Nana

As I make my way about the property, I'm so happy not to be colour blind. This would be the saddest season to be unable to see all the pretty colours, each it seems more vibrant than the one before.

Wild Canadian Thistle
Living in a wild garden, for that must be what this really is, as from my kitchen window I watch hummingbirds at the feeder, a chipmunk run under the rose bush, two red squirrels uncivilly(chasing each other about) taking turns drinking from the pot of water I put out, and the surrounding spruce trees, interspersed ...

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August 14, 2019
Crochet Madness from Becca's Crazy Projects

I had to make another Cakes Two to Tango shawl. This time with this monochromatic cake and one with a little more oomph.
Getting started it had contrast, but not much punch. 
The shift from color to color was fun, though. 
The resulting fabric for this one is just so scrumptious. 
Then, when I got to the end, the colors really started popping. 
When I make something like this I always wonder how it would have come out if the colors had shifted the other way. 
Overall, a great finished project.

Find the pattern on Ravelry: Cakes Two to Tango ...

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August 1, 2019
Scrappy Crochet Blanket from Samelia's Mum

It's so nice to stop by here to share a finished project. My scrappy crochet blanket is all done. It is an absolute riot of colour and I have loved every moment that I've worked on it.




I think the original pattern I started following suggested using a light and dark strand of yarn, which I started to do... but then after a while (and a fair few completed rows), I settled on using 2 yarns with good contrast. 

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July 28, 2019
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July 17, 2019
Crochet Madness from Becca's Crazy Projects

I fear this might become a regular thing. Last week I shared my Cakes Two to Tango Shawl and this week I get to share the finished shawl.

This is where I left off last week. I worked on it a little every day.  It's a really quick project if you're an experienced crocheter.
I was a little concerned when I hit the white section of both cakes at the same time. I think at least one of these sections was supposed to a color and there was some failure at the factory. That doesn't bother me ...

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July 10, 2019
Crochet Madness from Becca's Crazy Projects

Sometimes I get a crazy idea to go to one of the big box stores and buy yarn for a crochet project. I say crazy, because I have plenty of yarn. I don't need to buy any more.

I discovered that the local A.C. Moore had Lion Brand Mandala yarn on sale: 3 cakes for $10. I couldn't resist. I bought more than a couple colors. 
What was I going to make with those cakes? Well, a shawl, or six.
I have been meaning to try a pattern on Ravelry called Cakes Two to Tango. Two contrasting ...

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July 2, 2019
July and Summer Yarn from CollectInTexas Gal

Where did June Go?  That should probably be the title to this post, but truth be known, I know exactly where my time in June went.  It's called a 'JOB', and even though I'm loving my part time job...it certainly hasn't left time to BLOG!  Sad, sad, sad...2 posts in June.  Can't promise July will be any different, but I'll try to at least log in and see what everyone else is blogging about.

So, besides the job and working/playing in Sue's Fiber Arts Studio, I've been crocheting with Summer ...

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July 1, 2019
The Heat of Summer from Quilts....etc.

We always want summer to come it seems and then when it gets here I complain of how high the humidity is, the mosquitoes and other bugs and I wonder why do I want it to be summer?  I much prefer spring and fall really – but it is pretty in the summer isn’t it […]

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June 28, 2019
At The Sewing Machine from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I was working on a couple of things, I’m getting the blocks squared up to 4.75 inches for the design wall for the background of the Dresden’s so I haven’t gotten anymore of the Dresden’s done but I do now have 4 rows put together of the blocks.  Thank you all for your compliments […]

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June 26, 2019
Crochet Starburst Poncho from Becca's Crazy Projects

 I shared the beginnings of the Starburst Poncho in early June. 
I've been slowly working on it and finished it on Saturday. 
It wasn't quite a poncho after the first full Caron Big Cake, so kept going. 
And going. 
 When I couldn't finish another row, I bound off an called it done. This is no small poncho. With four points, it can be worn with two points in the front and two in the back.
Or, center opposite points in the front and the back. I think this is way I would prefer to wear it. It ...

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June 15, 2019
Progress on Three from Quilts....etc.

First I have gotten my binding cut and pressed and clipped to Good Fortune – ready to sew.  I like to lay the quilt out on the floor and clip my binding to the quilt to make sure I do not have a seam end up in a corner needing to be adjusted after I […]

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June 9, 2019
this and that and everything else from Quilts....etc.

So many things that I started yesterday – where to start – I guess for Slow Sunday Stitching I will be working on my sweater and Good Fortune – I finished a sleeve – don’t know if I am happy with it – but this sweater is practice to see if I can eventually make […]

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June 5, 2019
Crochet Starburst Poncho from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've had this Caron Big Cakes Self Striping Yarn in my collection for a while now. I have been playing with the idea of using a shawl tutorial from the Fiber Spider to make a starburst poncho. I sat still long enough give it a go. 
I used foundation double crochet to start the poncho. Realized it wasn't right and ripped it back.
Started the foundation double crochet again, and realized there was a problem with the join for the beginning of the round. 
The third time I managed to get it right!
After that, I wasn't ...

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June 2, 2019
A Quite Day from Quilts....etc.

I was not in a sewing mood yesterday I didn’t do much of anything pertaining to quilting.    I lazed around reading most of the day – and cutting grass but that can hardly be considered work when you use a riding lawn mower.  You just sit and steer and daydream at least that is what […]

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May 28, 2019
A Little of This and That and the Flooding from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I didn’t do a lot – we drover over to the river to see the flooding and we were out all morning running errands and things.  I did get more of the spiral log cabin blocks quilted and have 26 of the 56 done and ten more laid out ready to chain piece today […]

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