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“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” -Proverbs 31:27

Sunday, March 22, 2009

{Free Crochet Pattern} Dish Cloth Pattern

Besides working on the Afghan for my Mother I completed a Shamrock Garland from Susies Stuff Blog as well as some dish cloth's from some yarn stash I have. I still have 1 tote of yarn to get rid of. I am trying to complete projects quickly but I also want to complete things that are useful.

I love Amigurumi's but right now with space being so tight (as well as $$) I just can't see the point unless they are for gifts. I don't think I could even make them for the shelter anymore seeing as regulations on children's projects/toys are becoming stricter.

I completed a hat for my hubby. (It's actually the third try) He is a bit picky on the size and the feel and the stitch so it did take me three times :) to satisfy him. I finally did it with a very thin cotton yarn both in sky blue and sea foam. I put two strands together and used a half double crochet stitch and kept using his head as a form and stopped when he felt that the size was perfect. I think it came out wonderfully.

SB180-003 DishCloth
Creme de la Creme Worsted Weight 2.5 oz (70.9g)
Coats and Clark Free Patterns
Color: 0649 Forest

Dish cloth measures 8 3/4" x 8 3/4"
Crochet Hook: 5mm (US H), Yarn needle
Gauge: 14sts = 4"; 12 rows = 4" Pattern

Ch 32 loosely
Row 1: (RS) SC in 4th ch from hook, *ch1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across; turn
Row 2: *Ch3, sc in sp; rep from * across; turn
Row 3: Ch3, sc in sp, *ch 1, sc in sp; rep from * across; turn. Rep Rows 2 and 3 until 8 3/4" from beginning, end Row 3. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Friday, March 20, 2009

I Just Want to Be Where You Are Jesus

I just want to be where YOU are.

This week has been a rough one emotionally. Thinking way too much, questioning way too much - that is the introspective part of me.


Enjoy your Weekend. Love to all our Family. ((hugs)) Know that through the tears there are arms open wide ready to hold you tightly and envelope you in pure love.

Monday, March 9, 2009

PopCorn Bib Pattern - Crochet circa 1988

Originally Published 3-9-09 via

This pattern is from a Woman's Day Super Special Granny Squares & Crocheted Fashions September 1988 Issue I found in the garage while going through some items to destash. (Photo (c) Bill Stites) (ISBN 02730017)

Size: 13" at widest point. Fits girl's sizes 5 to 10
Materials: DMC Baroque, 3 oz. skeins, 2 skeins White. Steel crochet hook size 7 or size required to obtain gauge, 2 buttons, 1/2" diameter.
Gauge: 10sc=1"; 8sc rows = 1"

Round 1:
Starting at center, ch 9, join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 2:
Work 18sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc.

Round 3:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 4dc in same st as joining, drop lp from hook, insert hook in top of ch3 and in dropped lp, yo and through 2 lps on hook - first popcorn (PC) made; (ch2, skip 1 sc, 5dc in next sc, drop lp, insert hook in first of these dc, close PC as before) 8times, ch2, sl st in top of first PC - 9PC

Round 4:
ch5 (counts as 1 dc and 2ch), skip PC, dc in next ch2sp, *ch2, 1dc in top of PC, ch2, dc in ch2 space; repeat from * around, join in 3rd ch of ch5 - 18dc.

Round 5:
Ch1, 2sc in same st as joining, 1 sc in ch2sp, *3sc in next dc, 1 sc in next ch2 space; repeat from * around, join in ch1.

Round 6:
Ch1, working in back lps only, 3sc in next sc, *sc in next 3sc, 3sc in center st of 3sc group; repeat from *, end 2sc; do not join, Mark beg of rounds.

Rounds 7-17:
Sc in back lp of eac sc, working 3sc in center st of each 3sc group (corner), join last round with sl st - 25sc between center sc at corners. Mark the 13th (center) sc between corners around.

Round 18:
Sl st over 12sts, 5sc in next st, *ch 4, folding next point with wrong sides tog, skip point, work 5 sc in next marked st between points; repeat from * around, sl st in first ch - 18ch 4 sps behind 18 points.

Round 19:
Turn to right side, *(sc in next 5sc, 4sc in next ch 4sp) twice, sc in next 2sc, 3sc in next sc (corner), sc in 2sc, 4sc in ch4sp; repeat from * 5 times more, join - 6 corners, 28sc each side between center corner sts

Rounds 20 - 24:
Mark beg of rnds. Sc in back lp of each sc, working 3 sc in center sc at corners - 38sc between center corner sts after round 24.

Round 25:
Sl st in back lps to center st at corner, ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1ch), dc in back lp of same sc, *sk 2sc, (dc in back lp of next sc, ch1, sk 1sc) across to next corner, (dc, ch1) twice in corner st; repeat from * around to first corner, sl st in 3rd ch of ch 4 - 20 dc each side.

Round 26:
Sl st in next sp, ch 4, dc in same sp, (ch 1, dc) in each sp around, working (dc, ch 1) twice in each corner sp, join.

Round 27:
Ch1, work 2sc in corner, *sc in next dc, sc in next sp; repeat from * around working 3sc in corner sps - 43 sc between center sc's at corners.

Round 28:
Working in back lps only, sc in next st, *3sc in corner st, sc in next 3sc, (5hdc in next sc, drop lp from hook, insert hook in first hdc and in dropped lp, yo and through 2 lps - PC made; sc in next 5sc) 6 times, PC in next sc, sc in next 3sc; repeat from * around, end 2sc.

Round 29:
Working in back lps only, sc in each sc and PC, 3sc in center st at each corner.

Round 30:
Working in back lps only, sl st to corner st, *3 sc in corner st, sc in next 2 sc, (PC in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) 7 times, PC in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; repeat from * around to first corner.

Round 31:
Repeat rnd 29

Round 32:
ch 4, *skip 1 st, dc in next st, ch1; repeat from * working (dc, ch1) twice in each corner st.

Round 33:
Repeat rnd 26

Round 34:
Repeat rnd 27 working 57 sc between corners.

Round 35:
Working in back lps only, sl st to corner, *3 sc in corner st, sc in next 4 sc, (PC in next sc, sc in next 5sc) 8 times, PC in next st, sc in 4 sc; repeat from * around to first corner

Rounds 36, 38, 40, and 42:
Repeat Rnd 29

Round 37:
Working in back lps only, sl st to corner, *3 sc in corner, sc in 3sc, (PC in next sc, sc 5sc) 9 times, PC in next sc, sc in 3 sc; repeat from * around to first corner.

Round 39:
Work as for Rnd 30 making 11 PC each side.

Round 41:
Repeat Rnd 32. Cut yarn.

Make 2, Ch 11

Row 1:
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 10sc

Row 2:
Ch 1, turn, sc in eac sc, Repeat Row 2 until 16" from beg or length to it from side points to shoulder points, crossing at center back. DEC 1 sc each end every row until 6sts remain.

Next Row:
Ch1, turn, sc in first sc, ch 6, sc in last sc

Last Row:
Ch1, turn, sc in next sc, 6sc in ch for buttonloop; sc in last sc. Cut yarn.

Press bib to flatten points. Sew straps to point at each side. Sew a button to bib at each point at upper front. Wear bib tucked in at front waist.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

3/3/2009 Flu with a Brain

Originally posted on 3/3/2009

I'm thinking that maybe the Flu is getting smarter! It went through us from Youngest to Oldest within 72 hours. (24 hour bug)

My little one came home from school on Friday just fine. He was so excited about the weekend, got his play stuff, went outside, and by 7pm he was in bed with an upset belly. At first I thought it might have been something he ate as he does get lunch at school and sometimes they don't go well with him.

By 10pm he was full on Flu- poor guy hardly got any sleep. I have never seen the flu come on so quickly and so forcefully. It was like a 'bomb' exploded inside his intestines and the 'poison' was being excreted from his wee body. He was so pale, so weak, and so lethargic.

He asked me to pray for him 3 - 5 times because he told me he thought he was going to die. :( Poor guy. He lost like 10 pounds over night. By the time 7pm rolled around the next day - it was over. No more illness.

However, my eldest son complained of an upset stomach and then we had a repeat of last night. Then a couple of hours later I got ill and then 11pm my hubby got ill and then finally at 2am my Mom got ill. Gramps didn't get ill.(lucky) I guess my illness wasn't as bad as my son's, moms, or my hubby's because they said they felt like they were going to die. All three of them were non-stop sick for at least 4 - 6 hours which really wiped them out - energy wise.

So, dear family and friends, isn't it nice that you have me to explain the mundane details of the flu in our household. :) Wishing you all a great March and looking forward to Passover. We took some pics outside today so hopefully will have those uploaded soon. We will also be connecting our old computer so mayber will have regular access again. ((hugs)) and LOVE to all of you - Lots of Kisses

1 John 4: 7-8 NKJV

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love."

John 13: 34 NKJV

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another."

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