Crochet N More

Volume XI, Issue No. 5
March 15, 2008

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Peacock Doily

Looking for another of my grandma's doily patterns.
It's a doily in the shape of two peacocks with pineapple tail feathers.
I really hope someone knows where to find this!



Is this what you are looking for?



THANKS for responding.
The pattern is very similar but the one I'd like is not in filet. Again, THANKS!


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The Interview With God
Sent in by Cecelia Martin

And when they led Him away, they laid hold of one Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus. And there were following Him a great multitude of the people, and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him. But Jesus turning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.' Then they will begin TO SAY TO THE MOUNTAINS, 'FALL ON US,' AND TO THE HILLS, 'COVER US.' "For if they do these things in the green tree, what will happen in the dry." And two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with Him. And when they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing."And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.

Luke 23:26-34


But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened that while they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling apparel; and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living One among the dead? "He is not here, but He has risen." Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again." And they remembered His words, and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Now they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to the apostles. And these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them. [But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, marveling at that which had happened.]

Luke 24:1-12

And when the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. And very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" And looking up they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them. "Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him. "But go, tell His disciples and Peter, 'He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He said to you.' " And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had gripped them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

James 1:12-13


This quote is from Our Daily Bread - March, 2008 Issue.


The Day Phillip Joined the Group


This was sent in to me by Cecelia Martin

Sighs of the Heart
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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
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Work one double crochet, chain 1 and another double crochet
all in the next stitch or chain space, as indicated in your pattern.








SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

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I like your site. I have started crocheting alot of things just to be busy.
Thank-you for having dsite.

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Re: new puppy

I'm so happy to see that you have a new addition to your family. He's a cutie.
Thanks for the new patterns. I'll probably give the sweater a try for one of our little ones.

Linda Fleisch

I have a pattern that I want to is in knit format is there a way to convert it to crochet and if so how? In a way I can understand lol :) Thanks Rhonda

<< reply >>

I've never actually tried to convert a pattern.
However, there are a few books available on this subject:

Here's a page that explains it also:

Hope this helps.

RE: Crochet Stitches

Hi I just read about some of your stitches in Crochet and More.
I do not know when this was done but am very interested in learning more unusual crochet stitches.
I crochet edgings on fleece blankets for Project Linus and am alway looking for new edging patterns.
You have really peaked my interest in learning more of the stitches that you have written about.
I sure would appreciate your doing more stitches or telling where I might find more of them.
Also would you know what the stitch is called where you do a number of double crochet stitches
and one of the double crochets crosses over all of the others. This sounds something like a crochet
cross stitch. I heard a lady talking about it on a crochet video I was watching but she never really
explained how to do the stitch or what the name of it was. Thanks so much for taking the time to
describe these unusual stitches I really enjoyed reading about them and cannot wait to try them out.


<< reply >>

You can find links to various crochet stitches on this page:
including a link for a Diagonal Shell which sounds like what you described:

There are also links to many edging patterns here:

Hope this helps.



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Key Ring

There's this couple and they've just been married. The man says to the wife, "I'm go'in hunting." She says, "Oh no your not, we are married now."

The husband says to himself, "I've got to figure out a way to go hunting." So, he goes out and buys his wife all this hunting equipment and gives it to his wife, so they can go hunting together.

They finally go one weekend and the hunter puts his wife in the deer-stand and says, "Only shoot when you see a deer." She replies, "OK."

So the hunter goes off to his stand and is hoping that the wife doesn't accidentally shoot herself. Suddenly, he hears a gun shot and quickly runs to find his wife. He looks up in the deer stand and does not see her, so he looks around and sees his wife poised and waiting to shoot this poor man who is scared out of his mind.

The hunter says, "Honey, what are you doing?"

The man says, "Look mister, if she says it is her deer then it is, just let me take my saddle off of it first."

Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark...

ONE: Don't miss the boat.

TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat.

THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.

FOUR: Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.

SIX: Build your future on high ground.

SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.

EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.

NINE: When you're stressed, float awhile.

TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

A woman and her husband interrupted their vacation to go to the dentist.

"I want a tooth pulled, and I don't want Novacaine because I'm in a big hurry," the woman said.
"Just extract the tooth as quickly as possible, and we'll be on our way."

The dentist was quite impressed.
"You're certainly a courageous woman," he said. "Which tooth is it?"

The woman turned to her husband and said, "Show him your tooth, dear."

Some men in a pickup truck drove to a lumber yard.
One of the men walked into the office and said,
"We need some four-by-twos."

The clerk asked, "You mean two-by-fours, don't you?"

The man said, "I'll go check," and went back to the truck.
He returned shortly and said, "Yeah, I meant two-by-four."

"All right. How long do you need them?"

The customer paused for a moment and said, "I'd better go check."

After a while, he returned to the office and said, -
"A long time. We're gonna build a house..."

Recently, our 18-year-old daughter started hunting for her first real job. She spent an afternoon filling out applications, leaving them on the kitchen table to finish later. As I walked by, a section of the application on top jumped out at me. Under "Previous Employment" she wrote, "Baby sitting."

In answer to "Reason for Leaving" she wrote, "Parents came home."

A middle-aged woman was driving through a school zone when a policeman pulled her over for speeding. As he was giving her the ticket, she said, "How come I always get a ticket and everyone else gets a warning?
Is it my face?"

"No, ma'am," explained the officer, "it's your foot."

While at the mall, I saw an elderly couple holding hands while they were walking.
As they approached, I commented on how romantic it was.
He replied, "We have been holding hands when we go out in public for over thirty years.
I have to. If I let go, she shops."

An old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home. He followed me into the house, down the hall, and fell asleep in a corner. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.

The next day he was back, resumed his position in the hall, and slept for an hour. This continued for several days.

Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: "Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap."

The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar:

"He lives in a home with ten children --
He's trying to catch up on his sleep.
Can I come with him tomorrow?"

On her 15th birthday, my daughter opened a package from her mom and her sisters. Out came a beauty case containing many samples of makeup.

"Neat!" I exclaimed. "Your own tackle box!"

My wife calmly explained that it was NOT a tackle box; it was a beauty kit. My daughter proceeded to open it up and show us all the mascara, eye shadow, rouge, and other cosmetics. At this point I leaned over to my wife and whispered, "I told you it was a tackle box. Just look at all those lures."

During a magazine and newspaper subscription drive, our son Philip, a paperboy, learned about good salesmanship. His supervisor had instructed the kids to maintain a positive attitude, even when turned down.

One potential customer told Philip, "I've got papers and magazines strewn all over the place --
I don't need any more." Philip's reply?

"Well, how about a subscription to Good Housekeeping?"

Children are natural mimics - they act like us in spite of all our attempts to teach them good manners.

So George goes out on a really windy night to walk over and visit his friend Sam, who is sick in bed. Several hours later, George drags his weary body into Sam's house and collapses on the couch.

"I tell ya, Sam," George says, exhausted, "it is just brutal with that wind out there.
For every step I took forward, I was pushed back two."

"Then how in the world did you ever make it over here?" Sam asks.

"Well," George pants, "shortly after I started out I realized it was hopeless and I turned around and headed back home."

Mensa is an organization whose members have an IQ of 140 or higher.

A few years ago, there was a Mensa convention in San Francisco, and several members lunched at a local cafe. While dining, they discovered that their saltshaker contained pepper and their pepper shaker was full of salt. How could they swap the contents of the bottles without spilling, and using only the implements at hand?

Clearly this was a job for Mensa! The group debated and presented ideas, and finally came up with a brilliant solution involving a napkin, a straw, and an empty saucer. They called the waitress over to dazzle her with their solution.

"Ma'am," they said, "we couldn't help but notice that the pepper shaker contains salt and the salt shaker..."

"Oh," the waitress interrupted. "Sorry about that." She unscrewed the caps of both bottles and switched them.

At the airport check-in counter, I overheard a woman ask for window seats for both herself and her husband. The clerk pointed out that this would prevent them from sitting together.

"Sweetie," the woman replied,
"I've just spent 10 days of quality time in a compact rental car with this man.
I *know* what I'm requesting!"

Frequent hand washing in my job as a medical technologist and the harsh weather combined give me very dry skin. One night as I prepared for bed, I rubbed my hands with petroleum jelly and covered them with an old pair of white gloves. As I sat in bed reading a book with my gloves on, my husband finished showering and came into the room wearing a towel. Drying himself off, he went to the closet, selected a tie and put it on.

"What are you doing?" I asked.

"Well" he replied, "if you are going to be formal. So am I."

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