I just found this website with some gorgeous free crochet patterns. There are patterns for afghans that look like patchwork quilts. There are some really great stuffed animals to crochet too as well as a few other things. Go to here to check them out yourself.
On this day in history 1803-- France formally transfers authority over the territory of Louisiana to the United States. This was result of the Louisiana Purchase when the United States purchased Louisiana for $11,250,000 and assumed claims of its own citizens against France up to $3,750,000, for a total purchase price of $15 million. Go here to read a good article with quite a few illustrations.
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)