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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / AAAARRRRRGGGG! on: May 02, 2007 05:57:25 PM
 *swearwords, cussing and general grumpyness*

Grr #1.) Nice sturdy fabric that is perfecto for your project that bleeds dye on your fingers, so you wash it.  twice. with soap. on the extra-rinse cycle.  And guess what?  it still bleeds dye.
Grr #2.) Your favorite sewing machine has to be sold, and your second fave is already shipped to your new state.  So you have to use your mum's Kenmore...which hates you.
Grr #3.)Sewing machine that keeps breaking thread for no apparent reason.  and splitting thread  Huh so that you are sewing with 1/2 of the thread and the other 1/2 is building a giant thread goober on the side of your needle.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Plz Help!! Measuring crochet squares on: April 12, 2007 11:45:46 AM
Ok, this might be a dumb question, but how are folks measuring their squares?  I'm so confused.  do they measure them corner to corner?  or on a side?  ack.  I'm about to frog this and go back to my trusty old one-big-grannyghan!!! 


Edit: too much snow not enough spring makes a gal cranky, edited for language!  Undecided
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / D'oh!! on: March 24, 2007 08:31:57 PM
Dear Moonie,
 when crocheting in net stitch, in the round, it naturally increases.
therefore, your kickass net market bag? yeah.  it's a doily.  a lumpy red heart doily.
*smacks stoopit forehead*
This discovery brought to you by your local chapter of Yarn Wasters Anonymous, Your Humungous Stash, and The Sarcasm Council.

p.s. How ya gonna salvage this one, bright eyes?  Roll Eyes

Heh.  Didja ever have one of those days?

4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Childproofing your doorknob on: February 20, 2007 05:15:09 AM
So that the little darlings (devils) can't get themselves into trouble, ne?

pattern made by me! and is on my blog...http://lpandp.blogspot.com/

Errata...rnd 3 SHOULD read 1 dc in same sp as join (1st v-st made), *ch 1, sk 1 st, v-st* around, join to 3rd chain of beg ch 4
duh...sorry all!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hatses for my hobbitses! with pix! on: October 10, 2006 02:17:17 PM
Just finished a pair of hats for my niece and one for my nephew.  The whole "Is it juicy, precious?" routine usually precedes a great tickling, so they're my hobbitses.  Grin

Oh, Aya...not the hat AND the flashie...ugh. 
(JJ, 16 mos.)

Devan, 6 (aka Miss Prim) in winter hat "with earflappies and curli-q's on top" as requested...

and in her "fashion hat"

I had so much fun making these! Grin

Edit: Thanks for looking!!  I'm sorry for being rude, right after I finished what there was of the post, we had a diaper emergency, lol.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / grumble sewingmachines grumble on: May 15, 2006 12:21:59 PM
Don't ask my why, but I own 4 sewing machines.
1.) A Brother Galaxie 2010.  I avoided using this one because...well...not having the manual, I don't know how to thread the darn thing!  Embarrassed All in all, the niftiest one of the bunch. (Manual on it's way, as I posted in another thread.) 
2.) A Kenmore 12 Stitch ca. late 80's.  I paid $2 at a yard sale for it, and it was on it's way out then.  Doesn't wind a bobbin anymore, or do anything but baste.   Cheesy Still, My mum has the same one, so I use it for parts.
3.) An antique (60's??) model in-table Singer free from a divorcing neighbor.
4.) A Sears "portable"  Shocked (If you're She Ra!weighs about a tonne!) ca. the dawn of time.  From my mum, needs serious TLC, oiling, and a new motor...

I have been using the Singer with great success, and as I was making my first Jordy bag last night I hear...*crunch*   Huh Now the bobbin thread won't advance...so hubby-san takes a look(while I go outside to have a smoke before I kill something!), and the gear that drives the bobbin now only has 3 teeth.

I now have a half-finished Jordy, some ruined boiled wool, and no working machine.  Cry

Here's hoping the manual gets here soon!!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / My sewing machine doesn't exist!-- FOUND IT! on: May 14, 2006 05:59:06 PM
I am the proud owner of a Brother Galaxie 2010 in-table sewing machine.  Which, apparently, doesn't exist.  Brother's website comes up with nothing, Google comes up empty...I'm at wit's end.  Anyone have any ideas??  Huh
8  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / bikini bag on: April 13, 2006 04:16:29 AM
so there's no way I'd be stuffing my behind into any bikini, but I made the bikini bag in yellow elcheapo ww for my niece for Ostara.   Grin  the only trouble I had was the "hearts" at the ends of the drawstring.  in the ww they came out looking like butt, so I made them into 4 petaled flowers instead...
crap.  and the digital camera just went kablooey.  pix as soon as hubby and camphone get home!

BTW, in ww with a g hook, this came out at a goodish size for a travel makeup bag
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