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Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Front of work
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
I was asked for the pattern; here is where to find it:
The flowers are under copyright, still. They come from a book called "The Crochet Yearbook, Volume 2" by American School of Needlework, book 1336, page 135, ISBN 1-59012-003-5
The pattern calls for flowers ever other square and a solid colored background, not alternating cream and white. But that was just too boring and not enough color, so I threw out the blank blocks and made them all flower blocks.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
If you would like to play with abc's, too, go here. It is kind of neat what you can come up with, with just a few clicks on the mouse. I did not take these photos of letters they are pulled off flickr from a mixer on the link above. Just type in the words you want to see where it reads "Spell," and have fun.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
- Thread and knot needle place about 1 to 2 inches from corner with 1/4 edge turned down do a running stitch two corner flip corner down and continue around square do not back stitch at corners or you will not be able to close your squared up yoyo.
- Draw up thread carefully so as not to get knots in your thread.
- Close yoyo all the way and go through all the gathers again I like to do this to give my yoyo added strength you can also double your thread up. I have done this both ways and the whole in the middle is smaller the way I do it now but it takes a tiny bit longer to make. this whole is before I went around a second time.
- Finish yoyo with a figure 8 knot make loop pass needle through loop twice draw up knot..
- pass needle through gathers one more time and cut thread. This whole is after I have gone around twice see the size difference.
After I finished making this tutorial I decided to go on line and see if I could find other square yoyos out there. Here is what I found. A template with a lot of work involved in it but gives a real nice square. There is a wall hanging quilt made out of square yoyos on this site.
DO NOT USE THIS PATTERN TO MAKE THINGS TO SELL FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY!!!!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Today is Constitution Day. Do you know anything about this important document? My children and myself spent the entire day at their school reading reports they did on this great document and reenacting the signing of it. They also played a game of trivia questions all about it. It may not sound like they had fun, but fun was had by all. Then we went to Provo where another Constitution Day party was being held. Too bad I didn't have my camera charged and with me then.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Here are my circles, all cut to start my yoyos for the Halloween swap at MJF. If you want to join, sign ups are still open. I am thinking maybe a garland or a center piece for my table for Halloween.
Check out the flickr pool for yoyo creations and such.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
So I went home and rested on the couch in the family room where my other two children had their toys so I could watch them easily and take care of them without having to chase them much. Also so I could sleep sitting up, which made it easier for me to breath. I wanted to be able to watch kid cartoons with them, but everything on the television was about the events of September 11 for the entire time I was on bed rest. Needless to say, it was the most depressing thing to turn on the television.
Then, too, I was so worried I might miscarry my baby or damage her brain due to lack of oxygen in my blood stream. It was hard to think of myself and baby with so much happening in the world. So now, every time September 11 rolls around, all I can think of is how grateful I am for the miracle of my last daughter and that everything with her is fine and normal. With all the tragedy that was happening then, I was trying so hard to see the positives -- that my little one would be fine and that the future was bright as God and nature continue on, no matter what we do.
This is hard to put into words after a few miscarriages and all three daughters almost dying at birth. I do see miracles in the modern day and although they are not the Red Sea parting, they are enough to let me know we walk in the light of God and that their is beauty all around even in dark times.
I know this isn't my normal post with no pictures; I think enough pictures have been shown related to this event that I just wanted people to think of their most cherished family and friends and think of them fondly.
Monday, September 10, 2007
createmyworld swap 1: cat pins.botanical bath swap 1: pumpkin juice body lotions.Bonne swap 1: samhain soaps.
Cheryl swap 1: yoyo cats.britchickny swap 1: mini pillows.
mima swap 1: hand glittered cards with beaded fringe.
Smoothiejuice swap 1: candles with decorated clothes pins.Gaias Rose swap 1: samhain pins.
From Sewgirlie swap 1: felt ornaments and embroidered tea towels.
sunshine's items swap 1: hand-crank imagination machine knit hats and boa scarves made on Mattel hand-crank knitting machine; you know, that toy from when you where a kid. Yeah, that one.