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Volume XVII, Issue No. 5
March 15, 2014

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Seeing talented, successful Christians, they attempt to imitate them.
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But when they discover that their own gifts are different or their contributions
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They have forgotten that they are here to serve Christ, not themselves.”

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Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father's name, these bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one."

John 10:25-30

For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you, always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you. For I long to see you in order that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established; that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.

Romans 1:9-12


For through the grace given to me I say to every man among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. And since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let each exercise them accordingly; if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and curse not. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but assiciate with the lowly. Do not be wise to your own estimation. Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Repect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord. BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS UPON HIS HEAD." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:3-21

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware. You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the dumb idols, however you were led. Therefore I make known to you, that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed"; and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. And there are varieties of effects, but the same God who works in all things in all persons. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, and to another the affecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one in dividually just as He wills.

1 Corinthians 12:1-11


There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it says, WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN." (Now this expression, "He ascended," what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things." And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evengelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

Ephesicnas 4:4-16


Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow. In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we might be, as it were, the first fruits among His creatures.

James 1:13-18

The end of all things is at hand; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaint. As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

1 Peter 5:7-10







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BUTTONHOLE (No abbreviation)

To make a buttonhole in crochet fabric is a simple task.
Decide where you want the buttonhole.
Choose a button for your project.
At the point where the buttonhole is needed, make enough chains to accomodate your button size. Skip the same number of stitches as the number of chains you made and continue with your pattern. On the next row/round, crochet back across the buttonhole working the same number of pattern stitches as the chains made into the chain space.
(i.e. if you make 2 chains and are working in single crochet, on the way back you will make 2 single crochet stitches in the chain 2 space)
When you finish, sew the button in the space corresponding to the buttonhole.

You can attach buttons using coordinating sewing thread and a sewing needle OR use the same yarn you use for the pattern and a yarn needle if the holes in the button are large enough to accomodate both yarn and needle.





















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Re: Puff_Stitch_Heart_Afghan_Square

Hi Lisa

I love love love your pattern ! it is so easy and fast to make up the squares

One thing I noticed … your pattern is :

R22: Ch1, turn. 4Sc, 1ScPs, 5Sc, 1ScPs, 5Sc, 1ScPs, 5Sc, 1ScPs, 4Sc.

R23: Ch1, turn. 6Sc, 1ScPs, 1Sc, 1ScPs, 9Sc, 1ScPs, 1Sc, 1ScPs, 6Sc.

Rs24-27: Ch1, turn. Sc in ea st.

I think it should be

R22: Ch1, turn. 4Sc, 1ScPs, 5Sc, 1ScPs, 5Sc, 1ScPs, 5Sc, 1ScPs, 4Sc.

R23: Ch1, turn. Sc in ea st.

R24: Ch1, turn. 6Sc, 1ScPs, 1Sc, 1ScPs, 9Sc, 1ScPs, 1Sc, 1ScPs, 6Sc.

Rs25-27: Ch1, turn. Sc in ea st.

Otherwise the popcorn bumps are on the wrong side in R23.

I am going to make that change in my squares and roll with that , I’m making a bedspread for my best friend’s daughter’s wedding and plan to intersperse these with solid squares. I am sure they will love it!

Keep up the wonderfully creative ideas


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Thank you so much... you are correct and I have made the necessary changes to the pattern page:

Puff Stitch Heart Afghan Square


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Re: Daisy Afghan Square Crochet Pattern

Daisy Afghan Square Free Crochet Pattern


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Beautiful pattern! I plan to try it after church tonight.
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Re: Fashion Doll Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

Fashion Doll Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

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`This is beautiful.
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Re: Question

Hello Lisa,

I visited your site some time ago and was able to access the granny square alphabets squares. However, now I cannot get into that specific site to print off some other alphabets to complete my memory afghan. Can you help me???


Thank you,
Pat :)

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The entire alphabet along with numbers are available in our Row Count Coasters
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Indian Princess Air Freshener Doll Dress


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Great pattern.
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My name is Todd Inman and I am the chaplain at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution (IMSI - Prison) in Boise, Idaho.

I have been searching for crochet patterns relating to Super Heros. I have several inmates here at the prison who is very interested in crocheting. These men often crochet dolls, trucks, animals and blankets and donate them to needy children in the area. It absolutely fascinate me what these rough and tough inmates can actually produce.

I did not for sure, but I was wondering if you would have any ideas where I can receive free patterns to print off and provide for the inmates at IMSI. I have tried to search the internet, but have been unable to locate anything that would be free.

Thank you!

Todd Inman

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I’ve searched several times over the past few months and finally found something.
Take a look at this page:
there might be something there the men might like to try.


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Re: How to Crochet: Join Squares with Single Crochet Stitches for Reversible Project

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Thank you for sharing how-to :-)
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Re: Dog_Bandana trying your bandana pattern which is adorable but mine is i supposed to be skipping a stitch or two to get it more triangular? I am trying to make them for a fundraiser for a no kill shelter. Thank you...shelly

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The Band is made first, then you reattach the yarn in the 20th stitch from where you fastened off. For R4 do this:
Chain 1, then work a single crochet in the same stitch.
(Chain 2, skip the next single crochet. Single crochet in the next single crochet.)
Repeat what is in parentheses across until you have 20 stitches left at the end of the band... leave those not worked.

For R5 do this:
Chain 1, turn.
Single crochet in the next chain 2 space (work into the hole beneath the two chains)
(chain 2, single crochet in the next chain 2 space)
Repeat what is in parentheses across Row 4.
Single crochet in the last single crochet.

Now repeat Row 5 until there is only one chain 2 space left.
Note: There should be fewer stitches after each new row and that’s what will make the bandana come to a point.
Chain 1, turn. Work a single crochet, one chain and another single crochet in the chain 2 space.
Slip stitch in the next stitch and fasten off.






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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
maintaining an inner strength in the midst
of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery



My Parents had not been out together in quite
some time.

One Saturday, as Mom was finishing the dinner dishes,
my father stepped up behind her.

"Would you like to go out, girl?" he asked.

Not even turning around, my mother quickly replied,
"Oh, yes, I'd love to!"

They had a wonderful evening, and it wasn't until the
end of it that Dad confessed.

His question had actually been directed to the family
dog, lying near Mom's feet on the kitchen floor.



The boys had been up in the attic together helping with some cleaning. The kids uncovered an old manual typewriter and asked her, "Hey Mom, what's this?"

"Oh, that's an old typewriter," she answered, thinking that would satisfy their curiosity.

"Well, what does it do?" they queried.

"I'll show you," she said and returned with a blank piece of paper. She rolled the paper into the typewriter and began striking the keys, leaving black letters of print on the page.

"WOW!" they exclaimed, "That's really cool...but how does it work like that? Where do you plug it in?"

“There is no plug," she answered. "It doesn't need a plug."

"Then where do you put the batteries?" they persisted.

"It doesn't need batteries either," she continued.

"Wow! This is so cool!" they exclaimed. "Someone should have invented this a long time ago!"


The little church in the suburbs suddenly stopped buying
from its regular office supply dealer. So, the dealer
telephoned Deacon Brown to ask why.

"I'll tell you why," said Deacon Brown. "Our church ordered
some pencils from you to be used in the pews for visitors to

"Well," interrupted the dealer, "didn't you receive them

"Oh, we received them all right," replied Deacon Brown.
"However, you sent us some golf pencils ... each stamped
with the words, 'Play Golf Next Sunday.'"

The minister of a well-attended, strong, and enthusiastic
church often showed himself ready and able to deal with
any situation that might come up.

One Sunday, just as the minister was reaching the peak of
his sermon, his own young son ran to the center aisle,
started making loud beeps and brrrmms like a car without
a muffler, then zoomed right toward him.

The minister stopped his sermon, pointed directly at his
son, and commanded, "Jimmy, park the car immediately beside
your mother on that bench (pointing), turn off the ignition,
and hand her the keys."

The sermon continued undisturbed after a good laugh by the

Shaun and Mick go looking for work. They decide to go down either
side of the street and meet up later. Mick says to Shaun, "Any

Shaun replies; " I went in to a lumber yard and looked at a notice
on the wall, but it was no good to us"; to which Mick asks, "Why?"

Shaun says, "Well it said tree fellows wanted but there are only two
of us...


While we were working at a men's clothing store, a customer
asked my coworker to help her pick out a tie that would make
her husband's blue eyes stand out.

"Ma'am," he explained, "any tie will make blue eyes stand
out if you tie it tight enough."


On our first trip to Britain, my wife was determined
to visit the home of writer Beatrix Potter in the Lake

We had a terrible time finding our way, though. Driving
on narrow roads full of hairpin turns, there was nary a
sign to help us. When we finally arrived, the famous
author's little home was jammed with tourists.

Later, as we were about to leave, I approached a man
who worked at the attraction, mentioning how difficult
it was to find.

"But look at all these visitors!" he said. "Think what
would happen if we helped people get here!"



On my way to a picnic, I stopped at a fast-food
place to order a quart of potato salad. "We don't
sell it by the quart," the clerk snapped.

"Okay, then give me two pints, please," I replied.

I'm proud to say I held my tongue when she asked,
"Do you want it in one container?"



A father and son went fishing one day. After a couple hours
in the boat, the boy suddenly became curious about the world
around him.

He asked his father, "How does this boat float?"

The father thought for a moment, then replied, "Don't rightly
know, son."

The boy returned to his contemplation, then turned back to his
father, "How do fish breathe underwater?"

Once again the father replied, "Don't rightly know, son."

A little later the boy asked his father, "Why is the sky blue?"

Again, the father replied. "Don't rightly know, son."

Worried he was going to annoy his father, he says, "Dad, do you
mind my asking you all of these questions?"

"Of course not, son. If you don't ask questions, you'll never
learn anything!"


The judge asked the defendant, "Mr. Jones, do you
understand that you have sworn to tell the truth,
the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"

"I do."

"Now what do you say to defend yourself?"

"Your Honor, under those limitations ... nothing."



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

Philip's reply? "Well, how about a subscription to 'Good


A lady lost her handbag at the mall. An honest young
lad found it and returned it to her.

Looking in her purse, she said, "Hmm, that's funny.
When I lost my bag, there was a $20 bill in it. Now
there are twenty $1 bills."

The boy replied, "That IS funny. The last time I found
a lady's purse, she didn't have any change for a reward."







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