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1  My first quilling project :) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Petunia0384 on: April 17, 2010 03:43:53 PM
I just started quilling on Thursday after buying a Klutz book on the subject at Michael's, haha Smiley  This is a Mother's Day card for my mom:

The sand is real!  Cheesy
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2  Re: Post Secret Swap Round 2! in The Swap Gallery by Petunia0384 on: November 29, 2007 01:26:51 PM
I forgot to post mine yesterday, so now I have 6.

This one didn't have a number, so that person probably needs to contact the organizer. Smiley:

I giggled about this one because I do the same thing!  I feel like if my hands are doing something, I must not be lazy. Wink

This one broke my heart...

The front says, "I'm not sure I could handle him being gone for a year or more.  I need him.  And I'm a really good worrier.  I know there are many other women waiting at home for their soldiers...  they're so strong.  Could I be?" and "I'm scared." in the corner.

The back says, "And I know the man I sent to war would not be the same as the one I get back.  Could he handle it?"

I admire the women who are so strong.  I pray for the soldiers and their loved ones every night, and I'll pray for the sender of this postcard, as well.

Congratulations to the sender of this card!

This one made me sad too.  I hope that you are able to find student loans or scholarships so that you can follow through with your dreams.

I can't imagine how hard it would be to be in that kind of living situation.  That must have been hard to confess, too!

This one was so pretty, and she has such nice handwriting:

It says "Diary" on the front, and it opens like a book.

"When I write in my diary, I conveniently skip over writing about things I don't like about myself or things I'm embarassed about."

"So then I end up being ashamed twice. Once for the original thing and once for omitting it."

That's why I don't have a diary or a blog. Smiley  I'm the same way.

Thank you all for sharing your secrets with me! <3
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3  Re: Post Secret Swap Round 2! in The Swap Gallery by Petunia0384 on: November 27, 2007 08:04:51 PM
I've received two so far! Smiley

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4  Color changing problems (with pic) in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Petunia0384 on: July 05, 2007 12:58:28 PM
I tried searching, but I couldn't find anything...  Possibly because I don't know what to call my problem.

I decided to make a Ribbed for Her Pleasure scarf from Stitch n Bitch for my second knitting project in my school colors.  Everything was going fine until I decided to change colors.  I didn't learn how to change in my knitting class at Michael's, so I followed the directions in Stitch n Bitch.  That went pretty well, until this happened...

What did I do wrong to make the colors do that?  Huh  More importantly, is there a way to fix it and make the color transition more seamless?  I decided to stop and come here to ask.  Obviously, it's very noticeable since the colors are complete opposites, but I'm hoping that means someone will be able to see what I did wrong and help me fix it. Smiley  Any help is appreciated!  Thanks in advance.  Grin

Edited to add: This is a few stitches into the second row of the new color.
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5  My first project - a cotton bag :) in Knitting: Completed Projects by Petunia0384 on: July 02, 2007 05:56:48 PM
I learned to knit at Michael's over the course of three weeks.  I had this awesome lady named Dolly for an instructor, and I learned so much.  The project for the class was a cotton bag of Dolly's design made from Sugar n' Cream (a yarn I'm not crazy about, but I lived with it, lol).  It's done in seed stitch and stockinette.  Here it is:

It's shaped a little better than the picture looks.  It's not perfect, but I'm pretty excited since it's my first!  I'm definitely addicted now. Smiley
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6  Am I knitting? (Warning: Lefty) in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Petunia0384 on: February 21, 2007 01:27:36 PM
Okay, I apologize in advance for what may be the dumbest question that has ever been asked on Craftster...  But in my defense, I'm trying to teach myself to knit from books and videos online, and I have no idea if what I'm doing is right.  I'm a crocheter, I've been trying off and on for a few months to learn to knit with no luck.  I finally broke down and bought some bamboo needles, size 13.  Suddenly, things I read clicked, and I started creating fabric last night...  The thing is...  I have no idea if I'm actually knitting or if I'm just making random knots or something.  There's really no one I can ask in person, because I don't know any Continental knitters...  So I thought I would ask here. Smiley  Is what I have here actually knitting?

Here is a picture of what I have:

And here is a link to a much larger version of the picture, where you can see the stitches much more clearly:


If I am actually getting the process down right, I'm clearly doing something else wrong...  Maybe it's my tension?  I'm using merino wool, if that matters.  Help?  Advice?  Comments?  I would appreciate any of them greatly!  I really want to learn, but I'm kind of lost without anyone to teach me.
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7  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 2 in The Swap Gallery by Petunia0384 on: November 26, 2006 05:10:27 PM
Okay, I feel so bad, because I didn't have my USB cable when I was home, so I couldn't upload pictures!  So here is the wonderful loot I got from princesakati:

The lovely stocking!  It's green on the top, kind of hard to see in the picture.  It's hanging next to my door (since my apartment lacks a fireplace). Smiley

The loot!  It included a card with GA postcards in it, chocolate, embroidery stuff to make a purse (which is the FIRST thing I'm doing after finals, I want to play with it so badly!), a journal (because I'm a Professional Writing/Editing major) that says "Princess of Quite a Lot," bath bomb, soap, eye pillow, pin cushion, pouch (fits my cell phone perfectly), and my favorite, THE PILLOWCASE with a kitty on it!  I have a pillow form around here somewhere for it, just have to locate that. Wink

Also included were sparkly yarn, knitting needles, and instructions, but I forgot to snap a pic of those.

And, ornaments, which have already made their way to my mini-tree! Smiley

Everything is great!  Thanks so much! Smiley
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8  Re: Make Me a Scarf Swap 2 in The Swap Gallery by Petunia0384 on: November 06, 2006 10:55:29 AM
I was home from work sick today, so imagine how excited I was to find out that I got my package!  The maintenance guy at my apartment complex had to use the jaws of life to get it out of our parcel locker (he's actually out there right now trying to fix it, lol), but I have my beautiful scarf from lelila!:

Close up of knitting detail

Close up of the flower

I didn't take any full length shots because I look/feel like crap, but it goes down to the tops of my thighs if it's not wound around my neck. Smiley

It's knit.  I have no idea what kind of knit, because I'm a crocheter. Wink  But isn't it pretttyyyy?  Hats off to lelila and a great first swap!

Oh, she also enclosed a Cadbury Carmello bar (which I was seriously eyeballing at the store yesterday, freaky)!  Those cure sickness, right? Wink

Thank you so much, lelila!  I love it!  The yarn is beautiful.  It's so soft and warm.  I'm putting the finishing touches on your scarf now.  I'm guessing the post office is closed for election day (anyone know for sure?), so I'll have it shipped out by Wednesday! Smiley
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9  Re: 2006 Completed Costumes Scrapbook! (completed project pictures & links go here!) in Halloween Costumes by Petunia0384 on: October 27, 2006 09:28:37 AM
Well, here's some Mario/Peach competition for ya...  Haha.  Actually, my costume was store bought, but we were crafty with my fiance's, mostly in our resourcefulness.  The overalls belong to a real plumber who's 96 years old.  His gloves were actually his grandmother's from high school band....  lol...  The mustache and sideburns I made from theatrical hair, and I did the hat.

Definitely not as crafty as yours, Mandi, but I thought I'd share.  We had fun. Smiley

I think before we go out again next week, I'm going to make myself a question mark box purse.  Cheesy
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10  Hershey Kiss Roses in Completed Projects by Petunia0384 on: October 10, 2006 09:08:49 AM
Okay, I actually made these a while ago for my mom, but I just found the picture again on my computer (yay!) so I wanted to post.  It's a dozen Hershey Kiss roses made of cellophane, floral wire, floral  tape, and leaves. Smiley  The bottom of the vase is filled with pink flat glass marbles.  I arranged them by placing tape over top of the vase (kind of hard to explain, my roommate at the time helped me with it):

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