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I normally don't forward emails I receive but this one is a great idea!
You may have heard in the news that a couple of Post Offices in Texas have been forced to take down small posters that say "IN GOD WE TRUST". They claim that the law is being violated; something silly involving "electioneering posters". (Is God running for office?)
Anyway, apparently a radio show host has proposed that we should all write "IN GOD WE TRUST" on the back of all our mail. After all, that is our national motto, and it's on all the money we use to buy those stamps. I think this is a wonderful idea. We must take back our nation from all the people who think that anything that offends them should be removed.
If you like this idea, then DO IT. Let's start a land swell of support for our cherished principles we all love and believe in. This won't cost you anything but a tiny bit of effort, and the RESULTS could be PRICELESS!
God Bless America! . . . in God we trust!
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Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your Father and Mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth. And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful, yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.
Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; for He gives to His beloved even in his sleep. Behold children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; they shall not be ashamed, when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
"SPOILED CHILDREN ARE GIVEN WHAT THEY WANT;
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If you know of any stitch I have omitted from our basics pages please drop me a line.
Stitch Idea submitted by Peggy Hill
I haven't used the filet technique yet but you can find a nice tutorial on
the following page which includes a section on increasing and decreasing:
Here's a link to the main site so you can see the types of patterns they offer:
Filet crochet is worked using charts or graphs... each block represents a type of mesh.
The tutorial should help explain the actual meshes... once you know which
stitches comprise each mesh the pattern should come right along. Using a
chart (or graph) to crochet by can be a bit confusing. With my
first chart I used I think I ripped out about 4-5 rows because I wasn't
comfortable with following a graph or chart instead of a regular pattern.
The biggest thing to remember is to pay close attention to which way you are
going on the chart. You can do this by marking your rows as you go.
Placing arrows or symbols beside each row helps.
For example (in the case of a right handed crocheter) ... place an "R"
beside all rows that are the right side of the project and an "W" beside all
wrong side rows. This will help you remember which direction you are going.
When reading the chart you would read all right side rows (marked with "R")
right to left and read all of the wrong side rows (marked with "L") from
left to right.
Other than this, check off the rows as you go just as in a regular pattern.
You can find filet name patterns available at Heirloom Creations
You can find more patterns at Martha's:
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN
SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
Submitted by Rosanna Huffman
"I know how easy it is to miscount when I crochet the beginning chain for an afghan or other large piece, so I always make a few extra chains. At the end of the first crocheted row, the extra chains can be ignored and later unraveled to be woven in. It saves me time counting over and over or ripping out the first row to add more chains."
Submitted by Michel Bowersock, Dayton, OH
I'm currently working on the Apache Tears Afghan and came up with the idea of using a plastic straw cut to 6" to use to measure for the fringe at the beginning and end of each row. I simply thread the color yarn through the straw and keep it on the skein and use it to measure the fringe before I start each row by and then I work the pattern and the straw is there to measure the fringe at the end of each row. It's a handy way of measuring as I go instead of stopping to find my tape measure.
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I used your pattern for the dog sweater to crochet one for my cat (I made a few changes to adjust the size but as you can see, it worked out well!) I just wanted to send you a pic so you can post your pattern as being for cats too! (This is the first pattern I have found that worked well for my cats!) Thanks so much for sharing it!
Love and light,
Visit The Scratchin Post
I finally completed one ...IT is a peice of cake it's easy to make
please keep me posted of other patterns you make.
I was wondering if you intend to make a bath set for babies?
I would love a hooded towel, matching bath mitt, perhaps jacket and
diapercover summer weight I do so hope you choose to tackle such
soon so I could make them ( I have a grandchild do in june an would
love to make such a set for her ) no pressure there huh rofl!!
I am so glad you posted that mitt pattern it will make a friend of mine so
very happy in Canada because she has child with a rare form of scoliosis
that will be having back surgery and wanted a bath mitt and it worked up so
nice in cotton yarn and I have you to thank for it.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Great days start with a smile and a kind word :-)!!
< reply >
You might like to try this pattern for Baby's Hooded Towel by Ellen Fentress:
and here's a Kid's Loopy Bath Mitt:
print these off as soon as possible as that site seems to come and go.
Here's a very nice baby set that includes a sweater, hat, soaker (diaper cover), booties and blanket:
Hope this helps with the new grandbaby.
RE: Plastic Bag Keeper
First, THANK YOU for this pattern. My friend wanted me to sew one, I didn't even think about crocheting one. I love the inventive cross dc. Even if it's not original, take credit for it! I have some questions, and didn't know where to go. The pattern shows using an H hook with four ounces of worsted wool yarn. First, on row 1 I felt better using a hdc vs. dc for the eyelet row. I also was running out of yarn so used dc vs. tr on the ruffles. (Just an aside). This being said I used 6 ozs of yarn with an H hook. What could I have done wrong? Would appreciate it if you could enlighten me. I see Cathy Thompson indicated she only used 4 ozs also.
<< reply >>
You're very welcome.
I don't have listed the number of ounces I used.
I designed this pattern about 3 or 4 years ago and can't
remember how many ounces I it took. I wanted to say that it
was more than one skein of the Caron Simply Soft which is
at least 6 ounces but I'm not sure. As long as your bag keeper
turned out ok you don't need to worry about it. I like your idea
of using different length stitches too.
I hope to make another bag keeper later on and post the actual number
of skeins used. But with my work load that may take quite a while.
I still haven't decided on an accurate way to measure how many ounces.
If you know a good way please let me know.
I just wanted to let you know about a website my local Christian radio
station turned me onto. It's www.presidentialprayerteam.org It's a
non-profit, non-political organization that just requests prayers for the
president and his cabinet. Their goal is to "register" 2.8 million people
who pledge to daily pray for the president and his cabinet. There are
weekly updates for specific topics/issues and people to pray for. There is
also a link to adopt a service member. My family and each of my Sunday
School classes have adopted a service member that we pledge to pray for on a
daily basis. It's a really neat thing to see this nation come back to being
on it's knees and I encourage you to check it out. Thanks for listening and
God bless you and your ministry!
Comments: A GREAT SITE AND ALOT OF FREE PATTERNS. THANKS FOR SHARING ALL THE INFOMATION AND PATTERNS.
Thank you for the fantastic selection of bookmarks! I will make some up for gifts.
We really love your website! It has alot of great ideas for my beginner (Mehgan-age 10), and alot of afghan patterns that I intend to try out. Thank you for your witness for Jesus. I hope that you know of at least a few that have come to God through your website. God bless & keep you & yours.
Merrie Lynn & Mehgan Eaker
Hello. My name is Tina. I have considered crocheting for some time, but have never started. Just out of interest, I sat down and searched today and ran across your sight. Your direct instructions, your explanations and help is wonderful. I think I am going to try it. I am very nervous, but hopefully I can figure it out. Thanks for a great website!
RE: A Big Thanks!
Thank you so much for your website. I am 38 years old and had not crocheted in a long time, but decided to pick it up, first for Project Linus (http://www.projectlinus.org/), then to make some gifts. I was going to put it on the shelf for a while but I can't when I see all the beautiful yarns and colors! I went to the store just to look and you know what happened--I came out $84 lighter! I have consulted your site many times for the instructions since I don't have a live teacher, and it has been very very helpful. Thank you so much for being there to help, I really appreciate it.
"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline."
--2 Timothy 1:7, New International Version
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My personal pet peeve is to find an error at the very end of
a big pattern. About 6 years ago, I chose a lovely tablecloth
pattern from either a Magic or Decorative Crochet magazine
to make for my mom. On the last two rnds, after months of
working on this cloth, I found an error. Because these patterns
are in symbol crochet, and the edge of the cloth was hidden in
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Submitted by Lois Karklus
A businessman on his deathbed called his friend
and said, "Bill, I want you to promise me that
when I die you will have my remains cremated."
"And what," his friend asked, "do you want me to
do with your ashes?"
The businessman said, "Just put them in an
envelope and mail them to the Internal Revenue
Service and write on the envelope, "Now you have
A young ensign had nearly completed his first overseas tour of sea duty when
he was given an opportunity to display his ability at getting the ship under way.
With a stream of crisp commands, he had the decks buzzing with men and soon,
the ship had left port and was streaming out of the channel.
The ensign's efficiency has been remarkable. In fact, the deck was abuzz with
talk that he had set a new record for getting a destroyer under way. The ensign
glowed at his accomplishment and was not all surprised when another seaman
approached him with a message from the captain.
He was, however, a bit surprised to find that it was a radio message, and he was
even more surprised when he read, "My personal congratulations upon completing
your underway preparation exercise according to the book and with amazing speed.
In your haste, however, you have overlooked one of the unwritten rules --
Make sure the Captain is aboard BEFORE getting under way!"
An efficiency expert concluded his lecture with a note of caution.
"You need to be careful about trying these techniques at home."
"Why?" asked somebody from the audience.
"I watched my wife's routine at dinner for years," the expert explained.
"She made lots of trips between the refrigerator, stove, table and cabinets,
often carrying a single item at a time.
One day I told her, 'Honey, why don't you try carrying several things at once?'
"Did it save time?" the guy in the audience asked.
"Actually, yes," replied the expert. "It used to take her 30 minutes to make dinner.
Now I do it in ten..."
A company, feeling it was time for a shake-up, hires a new CEO.
This new boss is determined to rid the company of all slackers.
On a tour of the facilities, the CEO notices a guy leaning on a wall.
The room is full of workers and he thinks this is his chance to
show everyone he means business!
The CEO, walks up the guy and asks -
"and how much money do you make a week?"
Undaunted, the young fellow looks at him and replies,
"I make $200.00 a week. Why?"
The CEO then hands the guy $200 in cash and screams -
"here's a week's pay, now GET OUT and don't come back!"
Feeling pretty good about his first firing, the CEO looks around the room
and asks - "does anyone want to tell me what that slacker did here?"
With a sheepish grin, one of the other workers mutters -
"Pizza delivery guy".
The SMART Parents!
A man in Florida, in his 80s, calls his son in New York one November day.
The father says to the son, "I hate to tell you, but we've got some troubles
here in the house. Your mother and I can't stand each other anymore, and
we're getting a divorce. I've had it! I want to live out the rest of my years in peace.
I'm telling you now, so you and your sister shouldn't go into shock later when I move out."
He hangs up, and the son immediately calls his sister in the Hampton and tells her the news.
The sister says, "I'll handle this."
She calls Florida and says to her father, "Don't do ANYTHING till we get there!
We'll be there Wednesday night."
The father agrees, "All right."
He hangs up the phone and hollers to his wife, "Okay, they're coming for Thanksgiving.
Now, what are we going to tell them for Christmas?"
The contest with God...
There was a group of scientists and they were all sitting around discussing which
one of them was going to go to God and tell Him that they didn't need him anymore.
One of the scientists volunteered and went to go tell God he was no longer needed.
The scientist says to God - "God, you know, a bunch of us have been thinking and
I've come to tell you that we really don't need you anymore. I mean, we've been
coming up with great theories and ideas, we've cloned sheep, and we're on the verge
of cloning humans. So as you can see, we really don't need you."
God nods understandingly and says. "I see. Well, no hard feelings.
But before you go let's have a contest. What do you think?"
The scientist says, "Sure. What kind of contest?"
God: "A man-making contest."
The scientist: "Sure! No problem".
The scientist bends down and picks up a handful of dirt and says, "Okay, I'm ready!"
God replies, "No, no, no... You go get your own dirt."
It was Palm Sunday and, because of a sore throat,
five-year-old Johnny stayed home from church with
a sitter. When the family returned home, they were
carrying several palm branches. The boy asked what
they were for.
"People held them over Jesus' head as he walked by,"
his older brother explained.
"Wouldn't you know it," the boy fumed. "The one Sunday
I don't go, He showed up!"
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