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« Reply #90 on: December 22, 2008 12:20:31 PM »

The pointed star afghan is beautiful!  I have been looking for a different type of afghan that I can make as a gift to my adopted soldier stationed in Iraq... Thanks for the great idea..... It is stunning!
Thank you so much!!
Try this one.....it's 9 points but you could do a 12 point and that's what I recommend......

It was easy to put the stars on.....
Stars are here....

I made this one for my DIL while my son does his second tour in Iraq......Army

Good Luck...any questions I will answer gladly
« Last Edit: December 22, 2008 12:22:11 PM by marycatherine » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #91 on: December 23, 2008 12:24:55 PM »

Time to finish up all those last minute things everybody!

My table runner STILL isn't finished, but I've got time and the stuff thats left is quick to do so it should (hopefully!) be all done in time. Otherwise all my gifts, crochet and otherwise, are finished! Hope its the same for the rest of you!

Merry Christmas everybody Smiley

« Reply #92 on: December 25, 2008 12:41:15 PM »

Hi you all! Merry Christmas!
Well, how was it to see your loved ones open the a-lot-of-love-and-a-lot-of-work-presents you had made them??? I LOVED IT! Cheesy My sister had tears in her eyes when she got her present; an afghan, and my mum was all weeeeee-heeee when she saw her purse So much fun! Cheesy My grandmother opened her present and found a tablerunner, and she said: "well, THIS is art". Grin

I will absolutly make more for my family, they are GREAT recievers!

Hopw you all have the same good feeling, that the hours of crocheting was worth it.. Smiley

« Reply #93 on: December 26, 2008 11:10:58 AM »

I made a few sets of potholders for the family that was in town and they all loved them, I will find out in a few wks how everyone likes the afghans I made, they are going to my family in Washington State and wont be there for a bit.

I need to find a pattern for a simple table runner for a gift next yr, already thinking about next yrs Christmas, I want to make as many presents before then as possible.
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« Reply #94 on: December 29, 2008 11:04:21 AM »

I will absolutly make more for my family, they are GREAT recievers!

Its always nice when people are so appreciative like that.  I have alot of family that really love homemade gifts.  But, theres one person though, whos not technically family though, an older lady.  (whom you think the older ones would be even more appreciative) shes not, didnt even make one comment on the item I made her.  And the store bought item she didnt comment on either.  Not even a thankyou.  Which really hurt my feelings because of the time I put into the item.  But then again, this old lady really is a total grump, nothing is good enough for her.  unless its a diamond earings or something.  Its really rude, apparently she lived a very pampered life and doesnt realize that some people live paycheck to paycheck.  And would rather spend $50 on tons of toys for their child then $50 on a pair of gold earings for her, whom isnt even family. 

Want to learn to crochet or knit?  I have a ton of extra crochet hooks & circular knitting needles.  Will throw in some pattern books and yarn for anyone interested in a swap.
« Reply #95 on: January 01, 2009 01:23:27 PM »

My Moms afghan...finished and given Dec 31....She loved it!!

All my family loved their gifts........I am finished for the 2008 Christmas.
Thanks to all that joined here and I hope each and every one a Great 2009!!!

Mary Catherine

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« Reply #96 on: January 03, 2009 09:43:51 AM »

I talked to my mom and sister last night, my mom and her husband loved the afghan and shawl I made them and my sister loved her afghan also.
Now I need to make a list of stuff I want to make and for who for this yr.
« Reply #97 on: January 05, 2009 08:04:12 AM »

I actually didn't finish my grandparents table runner in time - its still not even done Sad It couldn't be helped though, I've been having some problems with nausea lately and crocheting has been totally out.

Everyone else though LOVED their gifts Smiley

« Reply #98 on: January 10, 2009 05:05:36 PM »

This year was our first "handmade Christmas," where my husband and I really tried to make most of the gifts for our two girls.  I crocheted, stenciled, and sewed, and he built models for them. 

It was a lot of work, and I'm not so sure we saved any money!  But for the first time in a long time, I really felt good about the gifts I gave.  I didn't feel like I wasted anything--not my money or my time.  The girls loved their sewn items (lap top covers with zippered charger pouches) and their stenciled T-shirts.  My husband loves his crocheted afghan.  My MIL loves his afghan so much, she has asked me to make one for her!  That was the best moment, because she usually turns her nose up at my handmade items. 

And it's over and I am glad, because I have accumulated a long list of things to crochet--for myself!

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