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1  Ohio / Ohio: Northeast / Crochet group in Canton or surrounding on: January 14, 2007 05:50:19 PM
I am looking for a Crochet group that meets up whether it is weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.  If anyone know of any or information to one I am greatly appreciated.

~Angie~  Smiley
2  Ohio / Ohio: Northwest / Crochet group in Canton or surrounding on: January 14, 2007 05:44:47 PM
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3  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / DORMANT: "Tote~A~Long" Crochetalong on: November 16, 2006 12:03:45 PM

i just learned how to crochet and wanted to make a cool first project (other than the typical scarf).  Was wondering if anyone would want to do a "Tote~A~Long" with me.  I already started my tote not using a pattern and using worsted weight yarn in sc but switching it up every so often my changing the post i crochet it in.

You can either use a pattern or not.  Doesnt really matter.  Smiley

I figure if other people do it along with me then it will motivate me to finish it instead of getting frustrated with it and quitting.

So waddya think, whose with me?   Wink
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / ok ok i need help on: November 15, 2006 09:23:14 PM
this is my first crochet thing im doing using a pattern.  i am pretty much a beginner in crocheting but i know how to do SC, HDC, and DC.  i've made scarfs before but were just simple chain stitch and single crochet.  nothing to impressive.

so i thought i would find a pattern that was small and easy. and figure out how to read a pattern and make a project. well i found this flower http://sammimagfiberstar.blogspot.com/2006/03/basic-star-flower.html from this website  http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/flowers.php  and i am having the worst time with it.

i got the ring part down flat.  so much so that i actually got so frustrated (i have done this pattern all nite and keep coming up with the same result) and slipped it on my finger so now a have a crocheted ring.  but the part im having problems with is the "Round 2" part and when i get it complete there is no gap (picture on the website)  plus the picot part is throwing me off.

This is taken from the website so you know what part im talking about.
"Ch8, skip 2sc, sc in the nxt st around for four petals sl st to join in the beg of the first Ch8; In ch8 do the following: (2 sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1dc & picot, 2dc, 1hdc, 2sc) join"  do you do all the other stuff first then go back and do the part that is in paranthasee or ch8 do the part in parantasee then do the rest.

im so confused!!! Huh

thanx for your help!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / whipped this up this evening on: November 11, 2006 04:33:46 PM
ok my daughter had this pair of jeans that she got a hole in the crotch trying to to a split out on the playground  Roll Eyes .  then she had another pair of jeans that were her play jeans b/c they had a hole in the one knee.  


i watched this show the other day on how they took 2 pairs of jeans and made a skirt out of them.  well i am not a skirt type of chick and was going through my kids clothes the other day and found the 2 pairs of my daughters jeans that i was getting ready to throw away  Shocked  i know a major crafter no-no!  so this evening i got to work and this is the turn out.

for me it's not bad because this is actually my first "major" project on the sewing machine.
with a pic of my foot to show the size of the finished project (yes i know i need a serious pedi!)


~thanx for looking~
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / have no clue what to do with this on: November 09, 2006 08:42:44 PM
this is a knit sweater set that i bought for my youngest daughter at a re-sale shop for $6.00 and it dont fit her anymore.  it has embroidery that is really pretty so i really want to work with that

i have NO CLUE what to do with it.  it is 6-9 mon to kinda give you a size idea.  i was thinking a purse but not really sure.

any suggestions would really be great!  thanx a bunch.

7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / how would you embroider this flower on: November 08, 2006 07:07:05 AM
i found this flower on my search and i think it is really pretty and would be really pretty embroidered.  it is a purple prairie clover.  http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/wildseed/purpleprairieclover.html  but the only problem is i dont know what stitches to use to embroider it.   i was going to make a sketch of it and go from their.  the top part of the flower i was going to do some cross stitches and french knots (yes i know how to do those now thanx to TreeCactus and Katxena) 

what do you guys think?  any suggestions would be appreciated!

thanx for your help!
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / snowman on placemats on: November 06, 2006 05:35:43 AM
got a question?

first let me give you some background info.  my mom is obsessed with snowman so i thought for christmas this year i would give her placemats with snowman embroider(sp?) on them.

i was going to go to walmart or bed bath and beyond and buy placemats and then embroider snowman on them.  so here's my questions.  do you think i should use a stabalizer of some sort so that it has a little body to it?  and, if anyone has ever done this before, should i buy a complimenting color of fabric to go on the back of the placemat after im done embroidering to hide all my stitches?  also, do you always use stabalizer when you embroider or just depending on the fabric?

thanx in advance for you ideas and tips!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / having a bit of trouble with template.......need help on: November 02, 2006 09:37:24 PM
ok so this past week i saw on Uncommon Threads that you can use paper, draw on it, using that as your pattern, pin it to the fabric you want to embroider and get stitchin',

(the above link is referring to the project she did this on but im not seeing a pic of how she did it on the show)

well i tried that and maybe its that fact that i was over anxious about getting started (i used computer paper) on my new project or something else.  i drew up what i wanted, pinned it to the fabric, and started stitchin.  after i was done i wetted the paper and went to take it out and it is just a big mess.  some of the stitches came loose and i cant get the paper out from under some of the other stitches.

any advice on how you go about applying your own patterns to your fabric would really be appreciated.

thanx in advance!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / first attempt at cross stitching on: November 01, 2006 12:46:07 PM
ok, so my daughters room is done in ladybugs and her name is Lani so obviously her nickname is "Lanibug".  well i found this cross stitch kit at wal-mart and the top of it said Ladybug.  so over course i had to switch it to say "Lanibug".


im not to fond of the plastic frame it came with but i thought it was cute enough for my daughters room
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