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October 16, 2018
The One With An Explanation (And A Crazy Beanie) from knot what it seams

Would you believe that it’s been two months since I’ve posted?!

Actually, I can. Things have been really busy over here in Munchkin Land, I got another part time job to add to the two I already had, throw in studying photography, opening a second Etsy shop and my regular habit of ignoring computer work to crochet instead and surely you dear readers will understand?

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The Artisans and Crafters Gathering from CollectInTexas Gal

And so it begins!  The holiday shopping season with the Artisans & Crafters Gathering.  I haven't participated in a show since opening a Studio at The Chicken Farm Art Center.  So, it was a different mindset in choosing what to take, planning and setting up the space, and trying to think of everything needed...like bags, change, Square Sign, and on and on.  Needless to say, I had to make several trips back and forth from the Studio to the show site.
Finally....all set after moving things around several times.  My space was 10' wide by 5' deep and ...

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October 8, 2018
Slow Sunday from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

It has been a nice slow Sunday, stayed home, enjoyed the rain and just vegged out.

I've started a cardigan a couple weeks ago for myself but I'm afraid that it might be too big.


Using a new yarn for me by Lion Brand called Comfy Cotton Blend. I'm really liking how it's working up and it has a real nice feel to it


I did do a gauge swatch and it measure out the way it should but when I took a measurement of the back I completed it was a size too big.


Now ...

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October 5, 2018
Plugging Along from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

This past month I have made a little progress.

I have one of the Halloween dish towel done



I have embroidered two more but still need to add the printed binding 

Seems like I have more starts than finishes right now



Did finished another afghan and I have plans for this one.
Pete had to break it in.

I am planning on getting a Class B RV, also know as a camper van.
And this will go in the van.
I know what I want it's just convincing "the man of the place"

Up on the wall is the ...

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October 3, 2018
Springtime Small Fan Crochet Shawl from Becca's Crazy Projects

This is the Small Fans Shawl, a free chart available on Ravelry. This is the second time (at least) I've made this pattern. It's easy to memorize and a good travel project if you can sit quietly to count. Not so great if you're looking for mindless crochet because you do need to keep track of what you're doing.

This is the pre-blocked shawl. I wanted to capture the difference between before and after blocking. While is it perfectly acceptable not to block your work, it can change how the work looks. It depends on what ...

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September 23, 2018
Other creations this month from Creating Chaos

I was a bit late with my Journal Quilt this month.  It was done within September but for the past few years I have been ahead of myself so I felt quite guilty that it wasn't done until the middle of the month.

This month I reached the "blue" month so decided to have something linked to the sea for the gelli printing.   I've made my own print blocks with polystyrene in the past so used this method to create some texture on the plate inspired by waves and using fabric paints, printed some of my dyed blue ...

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Crochet Catch Up from Creating Chaos

I can't believe how long it is since my last post!  I have felt recently that life has been a bit lethargic and that I haven't had much to do in my creative world but looking back at what I've done since my last post, I have still managed to create quite a range of things.

I can always rely on my monthly Little Box of Crochet to give me something to do, sometimes not always something that I would have chosen myself but even that is a challenge in itself.  It's just over a year ...

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September 22, 2018
Dainty Doilies (crochet) from France Nadeau

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The free pattern for these dainty doilies was created by Anabelia Craft Design. She designed it for crochet lavender sachets. So lovely.

Please note that I omitted the picots. Anabelia’s are even daintier with those extra details–but I just hate making them. Don’t follow my lead on this, if you have the patience the picot stitch requires.

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September 17, 2018
Within Five Minutes from Quilts....etc.

of entering Yellowstone we had seen about 4 buffalo and a small herd of Elk numbering about 6.  Later we saw about 8 more buffalo.  We are now in Montana near Yellowstone and will be here for a couple.  We are not at a rustic campground this time although we had wanted one, but it […]

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September 14, 2018
More Beautiful Country from Quilts....etc.

Finally the smoky haze from the California fires was to the bare minimum and we were able to get better photos of the Grand Teton mountain range.  We went for a drive earlier today heading to Colter Bay – laundry needed to be done once again (I have limited space to keep dirty laundry so […]

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September 10, 2018
Stylish: Jeanie and Barbie from Ann Quilts

My mother-in-law Jeanie knew how to dress well and properly.  All the time.  All occasions. 

This photo was taken in 1961.  She is standing with my husband, at 13 years old, on the day of his Bar Mitzvah.  There are two more photos of Jeanie's style at the end of this post.  (Oooops, the white smear is a glare on the photo, not a smear on Larry's suit.) 

Jeanie also loved handwork, including crocheting and knitting.

She put these two loves together and designed and crocheted dresses and gowns for Barbie dolls.
 

She had made a set of ...

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September 8, 2018
A Little Quilting Progress from Quilts....etc.

It has been a very busy couple of days seeing things and traveling from one spot to the next – here it is not even quite a week and I can barely remember where I was from one day to the next!!  Thank heavens for photos. First progress on Round We Go  – 7 circles […]

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FNwF - September from Samelia's Mum



I spent my Friday Night with Friends, crocheting. I had every intention of getting into the sewing room, but I sat down after dinner and didn't move too far after that. It was such a lovely (almost balmy) evening, listening to the rain. 

The kids wanted to watch a film so we watched the next one in our series of the Marvel Universe films which was Ironman 3. Each week, we're watching a marvel film - in order. Honestly, I have lost track about the storylines and how they're all linked, but I do have to admit I ...

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September 6, 2018
Wednesday's Word #2. Crocheted Dishcloths! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Wednesday's Word #2
Here is another promise from my Promise Box and from my Reading of Don't Throw in the Towel - Hope Again by Jana Alcorn.

Here is an easier to read version.  

Interestingly enough, the LORD seems to sending me verses about resting. Life can be hard and complicated.  
I'm finding great peace and serenity as I learn to rest in and trust my LORD and Savior instead of focusing on what can be petty circumstances - especially when compared to my God.  

Someone once said that, when we get to Heaven, we will be surprised at ...

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September 3, 2018
The 'Including Bottle Green' Crochet Blanket from Samelia's Mum



My crochet mojo (or should I say crojo?) is running hot right now. While I wait for a delivery from the Wool Warehouse in the UK, I've started another new blanket. Yep, I'm a little bit cuckoo, especially as it's the 3rd day of spring here in Australia.

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September 2, 2018
Cleaning, Quilting, Crochet from Quilts....etc.

No photos of the cleaning – didn’t think of it – the gutter on the front of the house needed to be cleaned out before we take off on our travels and that was done as well as cutting the grass again – didn’t want to leave that – the gutter had been overflowing the […]

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September 1, 2018
Crochet Cowl and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

The crochet cowl is just about ready for the first stripe!  it has to be 26 inches long first Fall Harvest was rolled down after I finished one end and just got started in the middle  when I quit on Thursday night – this is where I picked up last night. The motorhome is back […]

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August 31, 2018
Quilting from Quilts....etc.

I have been quilting every day but not as much as I had been there for awhile – really I have slowed down!  I tend to really lose myself in my quilting when I am watching a series that I have already seen even if I have forgotten some of it but I do not […]

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August 30, 2018
Cutting and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

More hexie cutting was done yesterday but not a lot – every single piece must be pressed besides cut.  The pieces have been folded so long that even after I press the lines are faint but pressed enough to cut.  I got out these boxes and see I had sashing strips in one – I […]

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So Many Ways from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm


I have been playing catch up with you on what is going on this past week.
I hadn't mention my Mom and her treatments for Melanoma has been going. She did just fine with the surgery to remove the tumor (which was a success) but now she is dealing with a spot on a lymph node near where the tumor was. Finally she started radiation this week. She should have little reaction they say because she is having Cyber-knife radiation. Because its a pin-pointed form of radiation, there is less damage to surrounding tissues or organs. Which sounds all ...

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