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March 24, 2018
CROCHET: Friday Night Rainbow Stripes from Samelia's Mum

My granny stripe blanket is coming along very well, with the colours working so nicely together. I'm using Stylecraft Special DK which I buy from the Wool Warehouse in the UK. It is the loveliest, squishiest yarn with beautiful rich colour and best of all, it's very affordable. Plus, shipping from the UK is cheaper than posting a parcel locally - seriously! I

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March 23, 2018
My First Shawl from Linda quilts too

I've just recently decided I wanted to start crocheting again.  I used to do it a lot before I started quilting.  But back then I pretty much only made blanket throws.  So that got boring and took way to long so I put up my hooks and called it good. 
But that was then and this is Now and I unpacked those hooks and now I'm making my first shawl.  There are so many new patterns to choose from.  And Ravelry is just fantastic.  It's a site for 'anything' yarn related and I've just recently joined ...

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March 22, 2018
A Mandolin Pillow from Samelia's Mum

Have you seen all of the gorgeous Mandolin Quilts popping up on Instagram? Everyone has their own personal taste and fabric stash, so there are so many wonderful variations of this block.  amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "sameliasmum0b-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type

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March 21, 2018
My Plans for the Week from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

I had planned out my week yesterday, with high hopes of getting a couple projects finished. 
That’s in-between doctor visits. Today is Moms and Thursday it time for "Pete the cat" to get a wellness checkup, he’s 12 years now.

With all that 
I hope to get the scrap yarn crochet blanket done
Right now it’s 82” long and figure maybe another 6”

Want it to fit a twin bed. 

Wish it had used up all the little balls in the stash box but not quite, don’t think there will be enough for another that size ...

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March 18, 2018
CROCHET: C2C blanket progress (or lack of...) from Samelia's Mum

This C2C (almost) blanket began its life as a different C2C blanket. Rather than squares, I crocheted it in the usual C2C way until I used up a couple of yarn cakes and then decreased with a couple more yarn cakes to make it a square. It turned out to be a little too small and I found that it really wasn't very useful in our home (without babies or little kids). I got out my

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March 15, 2018
CROCHET: Granny Stripe Blanket from Samelia's Mum

Do you sometimes just have an urge to start a new project, not caring whether you have quite a few "on the go" projects already? Yep, me too. I just felt like I 'had to' start a new crochet blanket, even though the one I'd been working on isn't finished yet. I was tired of looking at my blue C2C blanket, so this Granny Stripe Blanket is a welcome and colourful change. I

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Bags and stuff from Susan P Blog

The weather is changing here and it is becoming cooler. And of course I decided to have a cold early this year – not good when you have a puppy in the house. There is simply no time to feel sick </p>
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March 8, 2018
It Only Took Four from Quilt Paint Create

Piece two of the four piece dresser set is finished.  It could use washed though.
IMG_2042I finally have the process figured out. I trim around the punched hole edging a little less than a quarter inch. Then I sew around the edge with a tiny zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine. The stitching barely goes into the punched hole edging.
Once I’ve stitched all around I can pull away the loose threads that are parallel to the stitching. Then I trim the threads perpendicular to the stitching to 1/8 inch.
At that point I do a base row ...

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March 5, 2018
Slow Sunday from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

I would have to say that it was a slow day which part of it was dealing with doing our
we're not done but getting there.

This afternoon was time to relax and work on a new crochet project seeing how I finish the Ripple Blanket.

It turned out very nice and not a bad size 65 x 70, not quite a twin size but it is big enough to lay on the couch and be covered.

This is the first of this months goals to be completed. I knew I was close when I decided ...

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March 4, 2018
Seaside Blanket (crochet) from France Nadeau

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March 3, 2018
Woodland Blanket from Creating Chaos

My journey through the woodland has finished and I'm now wondering if I should have taken longer so I could enjoy it more.

Having missed two weeks while I was on holiday, I worked hard to catch up, setting myself a goal each day and once again working to goals worked for me and I was ready for the final instalment, the edging.   This I completed and the blanket finished.


It really was difficult finding the right way to photograph it and if the weather had been better I think it would have been easier to take it outside ...

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March 1, 2018
Oh February, from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

Here it is the end of the month and I have more finishes than I thought.

The latest two finishes are totally done.

Scandinavian Christmas is quilted and binding on.
Here are a group of pictures.

I just think this backing is perfect.

The other finish is what I called my travel project.
This knitted shawl stayed in a bag out in the car.
And has for about 3 years, but now it's done... YEAH

Finish size is 26" x 66"

RSC for February

Plans are to machine quilt it in March.

Then I finally finish the last of ...

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February 28, 2018
WordlessWed...'Sudzy'...Rembering Retro Soap from CollectInTexas Gal

FREE Pattern HERE 

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February 21, 2018
Stitch, Don't Shoot: #NeverAgain from Gefilte Quilt

In Parkland, Florida, teen funerals continue. In Tallahassee, courageous survivors share their story with a reluctant state government.  As a mother of students; as the daughter of a high school teacher; as a human being; I can hardly bear it. Stitching works out some of of the despair.

I made Stitched, don't Shoot in 2013 after the Sandy Hook murders. Materials: Cigar box, acrylic yarn. Elements are crocheted.



That's a hollow gun. It's loaded pregnant.

Extra bullets. Camouflage-colored acrylic yarn mat lines the bottom. 

(The pattern for the crocheted letters is from Handy Kitty ...

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February 19, 2018
Extra project from Creating Chaos

I've had time off from my Woodland Blanket as I'd caught up well so should be finished by the end of this week when the edging info comes out.

Before my holiday, on a visit to Sherborne, I bought a skein of yarn from The Slipped Stitch a lovely yarn shop that I always have to visit when I'm in Sherborne.   Not only do they have a wonderful range of yarn, they also have some yarns hand dyed by themselves as well as independent dyers.

This is Oh-So-Fine DK by Cat and Sparrow and is a mix ...

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February 17, 2018
Friday Finish from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

Boy this week went by so fast and a very busy one at it too.
Mom has been getting stronger and lungs sound good. Her new medication has remove a good 10 pounds of fluid. Maybe she can now get back to doing more for longer, I mean keep her out of the hospital.

I did finish the crochet baby blanket during this last time of hospital stay.

Ran out of the white yarn so that decided how big it became.

You can not tell by the picture that it is big enough, even thou it's rectangle instead more ...

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February 15, 2018
SEWING: Porto Yarn Bag {Pattern} from Samelia's Mum

Porto Yarn Bag by Anorina Morris

It may still be hot here in the southern hemisphere, but it doesn't mean that we can't start dreaming about cooler weather. For me, cooler weather brings thoughts of crafting with yarn. I just can't seem to get enthused about crocheting when it's hot, but as soon as the weather cools down, my hook is out and ready for action! 

What about you? 
Are you a cool weather only OR an all-season crocheter (or knitter)?

I made this large craft bag a while back for a magazine commission using the ...

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February 12, 2018
Flowery Heart (crochet) from France Nadeau

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Created by Bauta Witch. Tutorial for the squares here. Tutorial for the heart here.

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February 10, 2018
Woodland Blanket update from Creating Chaos

I'm having to work hard on my Woodland Blanket to make up for lost time while we were away!  I try to get four stripes done each day and if I keep it up I should catch up by the end of the month.

This is a photo I took a few days ago so it has grown even more since then and I've got to the start of the blue sky rows.

It's looking fab! 

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February 8, 2018
More Applique and Birds from Quilts....etc.

Although I added a couple more birds to the wall I didn’t get done with as much as I would have liked to.  I was out much later in the afternoon then I thought I would be and that put me far enough out in the afternoon that by time I got home it was […]

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