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09 May 2016

Monday's Link for Free Crochet Project

Here is a quick project to use to hang a small kitchen or tea towel from.

Have fun!

I've Fallen Behind!!!

I have fallen behind with my blogging. We had chores to do closing down the Florida place and back in Kentucky I've just been trying to catch up with things and  I've been so very tired. I know, sounds like excuses to me too. I apologize for not completing the A to Z Challenge. If I would have realized that I would fall so far behind, I could have written my posts ahead of time and had them scheduled to post on the appropriate day. One of these days I'll get with the program! Important news--Walmart has Peaches and Creme reduced to $1.50 so I have bought a small stash to add to my bigger stash.

I have been making granny squares  and working on assembling them into lapghans that I plan to donate to the veterans home that will be opening in our town in July (that's the latest rescheduled date). Here's a few pictures:

With the exception of yarn used to join, this is made of left overs.

Made of half scraps and half new. Joining is in progress.

Using a spool knitter to make cord. I plan to use an S hook to crochet a rug out of it. I've done this before and my little dog loves having a cozy spot to take a nap.

I have a 3rd lapghan in the works. It will have a wavy ripple design. I'm saving it to share with you later.

Take care, 


11 April 2016

"I" is for Ice Cream!

Most of us enjoy a cold serving of ice cream in the summer time. Here's a link to a recipe to make a serving of ice cream in a bag. Sounds like a fun project for the kids.

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Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (11 April 2016)

Today's link is to the pattern for the beautiful Blue Star Afghan pattern. It us also available in Leisure Arts #108205, Herrschners Blue-Ribbon Afghans but it's not free there. I have included an Amazon link for their least expensive copies of this book. Some of the Amazon vendors are ridiculous with their prices of $188. The vendor I've posted a link to is a few cents over $5. Anyway, the afghan is beautiful and the first link is free so it's definitely a bargain. 

Happy hooking and hugs,


09 April 2016

Hot off the Hook

Hot off the hook is a set of coasters. I used a pattern I came up with but haven't used too many times yet. Now hubby doesn't have excuses for the rings he's been leaving on the end table. 

"H" Is for Herman's Hermits

Herman's Hermits, who are one of the most successful groups throughout the world. From their beginning in Manchester, England, on April 1st 1964, the band has chalked up over 23 hit singles, 10 hit albums, 3 major movies and countless television shows and concert tours all over the world - up to date they have total record sales of over 75 million. Go here to see their page for more information.