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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.

08 April 2016

G is for "Granny Squares"

Lately I've been making some granny squares to piece together into lapghans to donate to a charity. Here are some patterns to crochet your own squares. I am mainly making solid granny squares-- I figure those will make warmer lapghans without the holey pattern of the traditional granny squares.

Oh, here's a freebie granny square ebook from Amazon. Check it out quick because it might not be free for long.