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1  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Frida's Flowers CAL-FREE Ravelry Pattern on: Today at 09:45:23 AM
Is anyone doing the Frida's Flowers Crochet Along?  It's a free ravelry pattern and also available here:
I started it last night using Sugar & Cream cotton yarn, the blocks work up really quick and they colors are striking.
(Jane Crowfoot's photo-NOT MINE)
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: TM Patch Sewing Machine Cover on: June 16, 2016 04:08:31 AM
I'm toally jealous!  Such great work you should be so proud of yourself!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Orlando Strong on: June 15, 2016 06:30:43 PM
our vigil is tomorrow night and I made shirts for the five girls in my office
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Orlando Strong on: June 15, 2016 07:47:41 AM
In an adorable turn if events my hubby said, "honey, that's really pretty but...... (long pause....) you're not gay"
I said, "I don't think you have to be gay to support gay rights"
And he LITERALLY did this...

And said, "well, you're not wrong!"
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Orlando Strong on: June 14, 2016 09:11:01 PM
Like most of you I am in utter shock and dismay over this weekend's events in Orlando.  A resident of Orlando for over 20 years, this tragedy really hit home since it was right in my backyard.  Orlando is a great place to live and raise my family, it's a huge melting pot of wonderful cultures and great people I love calling it home.
I also lost 2 co-workers in the massacre and my work is having a vigil on Thursday.  Although I had no direct connection with either victim, we mourn their loss as part of our family.  I crocheted this garland for my cube, it's the very least I can do to show I am Orlando Proud and Orlando Strong.  I donated blood 3 weeks ago and my son donated 5 weeks ago so we missed out on that opportunity for support.

If anyone wants the heart pattern it's real simple

Round 1: 10 HDC in a magic ring, join
Round 2: ch2, 1 HDC in same stitch, 2 DC in each stitch around (20 stitches)
Round 3: ch 2, 1 HCD in same stitch, *1 DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch* repeat around, join (30 stitches)
Round 4: see below diagram

All aboard the Hot Mess Express:
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: In Full Bloom Quilt on: June 12, 2016 03:39:30 PM
So very well done and it looks so cozy!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Long Tulle tutu style overskirt for my vow renewal dress on: June 12, 2016 03:38:18 PM
Bravo!  well done!  And I feel ya about working with tulle, I love it but man it can be a pain!

Congrats on 10 years, can't wait to see the new pics!
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: June 09, 2016 10:08:08 PM
I really hate when I can't sleep.... it leads to endless hours on the internet starting off with very innocently watching ASL videos on YouTube and parlaying itself into "how to talk to giraffes" videos.  I digress....... Another favorite time waster of mine is, of course, PINTEREST!!  I keep seeing this pattern in my "recommended for you" pins and it's called Mystical Lanterns, written by a fabulous lady who is also doing a "Frida's Flowers" crochet along, paying tribute to Frida Kahlo.  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fridas-flowers-blanket
Anywho, being the cheap skate I am I looked VERy very VeRy closely at this pattern and said "Hey I can do that!" and based solely off a picture made this one lonely block.  I'm sure there are many more to come as this is a great stash buster and would make a lovely throw.  i wrote down the pattern I used but I'm unsure if I can share it with you fine folks since she charges for it (not sure how that whole thing works-don't wanna have the LIMBO stick busted over my head)
Hope you likey
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: June 09, 2016 01:34:50 PM
Audio- I LOVE the Scrump badge!  I have a crochet amigurumi pattern for Scrump, maybe I'll start that this weekend!

Butterflyangel-The Chick Magnet shirt is so adorable!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: June 06, 2016 07:54:36 AM
dewshinesdopp I feel like we're twins!

I TOO have a birthday tomorrow and I'm riding out this tropical storm as well

Hope you have a fabulous birthday, I'll be thinking about you tomorrow! XOXO
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