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National Crochet Month 2015: A Guest Post from Michelle

This week, I'm so thrilled to bring you a guest post!  Michelle and I have "known" each other online since our first kids were born - we met in a parenting message board group that has stayed together, and I'm privileged to count her among my real friends, even though we've never met in person!… Continue reading National Crochet Month 2015: A Guest Post from Michelle

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National Crochet Month 2015 – Boot Cuffs (sized for teens and adults)

Alright, you patient people!  Finally, a crochet pattern - boot cuffs!Thanks to K for being my photographer for some shots - she did pretty well for her first try - while waiting for dinner!Boot cuffs (sometimes called boot toppers) are great gift ideas for fall into early spring.  They've become more and more popular over… Continue reading National Crochet Month 2015 – Boot Cuffs (sized for teens and adults)

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National Crochet Month 2015 – The Return To Tunisian Crochet

This week, I thought we would revisit Tunisian crochet.  Several years ago I made some scarves using this technique.  This technique makes for a more closely-woven fabric than traditional crochet.  It is more like a knitted fabric, but still has the weight of crochet.  You work each row from right to left (if you're right… Continue reading National Crochet Month 2015 – The Return To Tunisian Crochet

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National Crochet Month 2015 – Looking Back and Looking Forward

Welcome to National Crochet Month!  A couple of years ago I did a series of blog posts featuring new-to-me stitches and interesting projects.  To this day, the post on the Celtic Knot Granny Square is the most popular post of all time on this blog!For this year, I have a lot of fun things planned, including techniques,… Continue reading National Crochet Month 2015 – Looking Back and Looking Forward

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SQUIRREL!!!!

No, not this kind:Nor, sadly, this kind:From 123stitch.comMore like this:(from the movie "Up")Sigh.This is what "squirrel" looks like in my house right now:And it's a secret for a just a little while longer.  All these precious babies, they'd better know how much Auntie Drea loves them!! :)I am very happy to report that Baby Girl… Continue reading SQUIRREL!!!!

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My Week In Stitches

Well this was a distracted week!  First I had a long weekend for the holiday, then I was sick on Thursday.  I started a Bible study on Wednesday, and somewhere in there I even managed to do some stitching!  No work on Fairy Sisters this week - my contacts are at the very END of… Continue reading My Week In Stitches