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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Pincushion Swap on: February 09, 2012 06:35:32 AM
I have never participated in a swap before, but a small swap like a pincushion/sewing accessory swap sounds like a great place to start!
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Just in time for Valentines on: February 08, 2012 07:35:58 AM
Thank you!
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Just in time for Valentines on: February 07, 2012 06:00:49 PM
A couple of months ago, I lost my full time job and haven't been able to find anything else.   While losing my job, in and of itself, was bad, it has given me more time to craft.  Thus, this afghan was born. 

My grandmother has made every one of her kids and (married) grandkids an afghan with a similar pattern.  I took the afghan I got from her and made a similar one, modifying the original pattern as I went along.  Mine isn't quite as frilly as hers was, but I am quite happy with it.  This afghan is approximately 43" X 65", and is made from Red Heart 100% acrylic yarn using a size I crochet hook.  I spent just over a week working on this.  It is made with a little more than 5 skeins of yarn.  It is the first afghan that I have both started AND finished (I bought a nearly finished afghan at a garage sale this past summer, finished it and gave it to my mom).

Anyway, on to the pictures of this afghan:

14  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: I made cheese crackers! on: December 03, 2011 12:25:01 PM
I've had these crackers bookmarked for quite some time.  Just the other day,my husband asked me to pick up some cheese crackers for when he works the overnight shift.  Instead, I tried this recipe, using mild cheddar cheese instead of sharp 'cuz it was all I had on hand.  My husband loved them!  I'm looking forward to trying the recipe with sharp cheese!  Very good, thank you!
15  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Captain America USO Girl on: November 24, 2011 11:11:13 AM
Awesome outfit!  I would love to see a group picture from the parade!
16  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Jungle animal baby quilt on: November 23, 2011 02:00:38 PM
What an adorable quilt! 
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Makeup bags gifts on: November 23, 2011 01:46:51 PM
I like the fabric of the 2nd one and the style of the 3rd one!
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Plow and Hearth (rip off) Frosty Ice Skate on: November 17, 2011 11:34:34 AM
Very unique and very well done!  I like it - a lot!  I might have to visit the thrift store and see if I can find the supplies!
19  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Mug Rug/ Quilt on: November 17, 2011 11:19:09 AM
I agree with the previous posters - that fabric is great! 
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Patchwork Skirt (First attempt) on: November 17, 2011 11:05:38 AM
Kudos to you for finishing a floor-length patchwork skirt!  I started a similar skirt for myself, but used squares from the same fabric.  I ended up getting tired of cutting/sewing squares and made the skirt knee-length instead of floor length like I'd originally planned.  I plan to make a broomstick skirt out of rectangles as my next project...

I love the colors of your skirt and it looks like so much fun to wear!  Good job!
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