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31  Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 23 Gallery! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Eamea on: June 23, 2016 07:38:11 AM
Oh, Baranof is so cute in that tie!

Where is the Hello Kitty exhibit?  I remember getting my first HK colored pencils in the 70's and have loved her ever since.

Shrimps and octos and bears - oh my!  I know what you mean about getting your LV in with animals.  I got a picture of Tree with some foxes, but by that I mean her hair was very blurry in the corner. Smiley

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32  Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 23 Gallery! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Eamea on: June 08, 2016 05:47:25 PM
I spent the weekend demonstrating mosaics at an art fair.  I belong to a mosaic group that meets once a month at an open art workshop, and we made a bench top in their tent.  Tree helped quite a bit, and here she is with the finished top.


A girl has to have a little fun, though, so we visited some of the other tents.  The weaver's guild taught Tree to use a loom.  Isn't she doing a great job keeping up with the pattern?


We were both gobsmacked by this 3D wooden piece.  It's made from plywood bits, and the artist took care to make sure all of the lines matched.
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33  Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 23 Gallery! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Eamea on: May 30, 2016 04:57:03 PM
A 100 mile yard sale is held every Memorial Day weekend down Missouri Highway 25 from Jackson to Kennett.  This year it was a rained-out bust.  Sad  At one point the rain was so heavy we got 3 inches in two hours.  We were more fortunate than others because we had the tent, but we still would have preferred to see the sun!
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34  Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 23 Gallery! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Eamea on: May 23, 2016 01:52:05 PM
I haven't had any luck getting a picture of Tree with a bluebird, but I did manage to get one of her watching deer in my back yard.


Saturday we went to a friend's house to play with clay.  We'll go back later to glaze them, but these pieces will be included in future mosaics.


She got a little restless, so I let her play on some of Pat's grandkids' toys.  Here she is enjoying a pogo stick.
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35  Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 23 Gallery! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Eamea on: May 17, 2016 05:48:42 PM
Happy belated birthday, Phoenixfire!

We're hockey fans, and the Blues haven't made it this far in the playoffs in about 15 years.  I made Tree a dress so she can watch the games in appropriate attire.  Running back to the TV now...
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36  Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 23 Gallery! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Eamea on: May 07, 2016 10:23:20 AM
I took Tree to a document museum to see the personal papers of John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Abigail Adams.  Naturally the battery in my camera was dead, so I didn't get any photos. Sad  They are switching the exhibit this week to the presidents of the Continental Congress, so I'll try again.

I was able to take her for lunch to Crown Candy Kitchen, a St. Louis favorite since 1913.  In addition to making candy they serve sandwiches, shakes, malts, and ice cream desserts.  Here's Tree with our bacon sandwich and chocolate shake.


I hand quilt on Wednesdays, and this week I brought Tree along.  I let her borrow a thimble, and I made sure she only used the safety scissors.
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37  Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 23 Gallery! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Eamea on: April 27, 2016 02:03:10 PM
I took Tree to Madison, WI last weekend.  We were in town less than 24 hours and only to vend, so unfortunately she didn't get to see much more than where we were working.  She did do some modeling work for me, and she liked hanging out in the atrium.  I was glad she has bright hair or I might not have seen her!

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38  Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 23 Gallery! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Eamea on: April 21, 2016 10:23:08 PM
Tree has arrived, and she brought some yarn with her.  So thoughtful!
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39  Re: A Scarf and A Blasted Ladder Stitch in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Eamea on: February 06, 2012 06:41:36 PM
Welllllllllllllll, it appears I should take my own advice.  Roll Eyes I took a look at the original photos and realized there were 34 stitches.  Eek!  I was getting a base row to put the ladder stitch into, and I think I just read the first line of 34.  Um, yeah.  If I had continued to read I would have noticed that the next row is HDCs to end with 32 stitches.  I am so sorry!!

Hopefully this post will make it up to you.  I have done the paranoid quadruple check of stitches - 32!  Here is the first row of the ladder stitch.  The pattern ends with 2 SC, and you should have two stitches left.  Do a SC in each of them, and your row ends with 4 SC.




Here is a super close shot of the end of the first ladder row...


and with the ch 1 added.


To start the next row, go into the next stitch to the left of the hook (marked in green)


I was wrong before; the pattern doesn't stack on top of itself but staggers instead.  In other words, on the next row you will SC into the chain stitches of the previous row rather than the SC.




I hope this helps, and I feel so bad that I might be responsible for part of your frustration.   Sad  I promise not to frog this sample until you have it.  It's too bad there's not a nice clear photo of the scarf.  Sometimes if I'm off that can tell me where.  You always have the option of creating your own row, so long as it has 32 stitches so your next pattern has the correct base.  If you have eight spaces - so be it!  The crochet police won't come to your house, and it's perfectly OK to alter the pattern.
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40  Re: A Scarf and A Blasted Ladder Stitch in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Eamea on: February 01, 2012 12:39:47 PM
I had to make this picture huge on my monitor, but I think I found the problem.  If you can't make it big enough to see PM me and I'll e-mail you the Photoshop picture.  OK, the blue "1" is where you end up when you finish the previous row.  From there you are supposed to ch 1 and turn to start the next row.  The next row starts in the last stitch of the previous row - the ch 1 does not count as a stitch.  It's just there so the next row you make won't be pulled down.  It covers the distance between the previous and current row.  The first SC of the ladder stitch row will go in the last stitch of the dividing row (marked in orange).  I think you are putting it into the second to the last stitch of the dividing row, and that's why you aren't ending the ladder stitch row on pattern.

I did the same thing when I was making the sample for the pictures.  Grin  Patterns often call for chain stitches to be done at the beginning of a row to count as the first stitch in the row, but in this case the chain 1 is just so that you can get to the starting height of the next row.  I think if you'll do the first SC in the stitch just to the right of where you have been going in it will work out.

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