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Handmade Purses

Handmade Purses

A crochet student introduced me to world of making felted purses.  I thought it would be a good fit for me because I could use some of the yarn I ...

Reproduction Dress

Reproduction Dress

As a little girl my grandmother crocheted me a dress.  My mother had told each of my sisters that if we had girls she would give us our dress.  Well, ...

Can You Figure Out This Hat Pattern?

Can You Figure Out This Hat Pattern?

A student brought a hat to class one evening that she had purchased at a craft sale.  Her question to me was, “Could I figure out the pattern so she ...

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Squid

Squid

While attending a craft fair a seven year old boy asked me ...

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Ear-warmers

I was on Face Book to wish one of our sons a Happy Birthday a couple of weeks back when I got a request  for an ear-warmer.  A picture was put up and with a comment back to the friend that yes, I could make one for her, more requests have been pouring in.  It seems like [...]

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Tomatoes

This year I have had better success growing tomatoes then at any other time in my life.  I put in four plants, but at least 10 others came up rouge through out the garden from compost that was added to soil.  These plants have nearly taken over in size as well as production. One of [...]

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Picking Pears

Life has taken a completely different turn.  We have been picking pears at a friends house.  There turned out to be many more than we had ever hoped to get, 42 boxes in two days.  There are many more on the two trees, but they will just have to fall as we couldn’t get the [...]

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Quilts

I have just completed several quilts that were sent to The Dream Center in Los Angeles, California.  This is a ministry to help hurting people in our society.  There are families there with no homes, there are girls off the street that have been sold into the sex trade, there are people dealing with addiction, [...]

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Scarves

I have been given an order for a scarf.  I have made only a few of these so decided I should make a few for the person to choose from as they really had no idea what they were really looking for.  I was told the colors that are worn by the person who will [...]

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Guests

We have had out of state quests for a while so haven’t been checking as often as I normally do with the site.  We spent time out on the Pacific Coast, visited a science museum, ate at a couple of nice restaurant’s, entertained folks that live here now, but were in our former area of [...]

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sweater coat

I was asked some time back to make a sweater coat because they were unable to find the color they were looking for.  Never once in all my searching for patterns had I ever seen a knitted or crocheted one.  On line I go and still am not able to find anything even close to [...]

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Taking Photos

Today the sun out, sky is blue, not a cloud to be seen, who would guess this is winter in Oregon?   As I left the house this morning at 5:45 the rain was coming down and one knew we were in the middle of usual weather.  I guess this year it is best to wait [...]

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New Yarn

I visited a local yarn store not long ago and found they had many different kinds of yarn they had placed in clearance.  That  looks like a good way to pick up fiber content that is not what I would usually purchase at a price I can justify.  As I perused the aisles I filled [...]

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Crocheted Angel

There came a phone call letting us know that my Mother-in-law was having some physical issues that were causing her time here on this earth to be coming to a close. My husband and I made quick plan changes and headed to our former area to spend some time with my Mother-in-law. I had made [...]

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