Volume VI, Issue NO. 7
April 15, 2003

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Dear Subscriber:

First of all, I'm sending this issue a little earlier than usual as I have alot to do tomorrow. Hope you enjoy it!

Second, I want to discuss copyright infringement

I found out recently that a someone had a webpage and via that page were offering to email some of my patterns to others while omitting any reference to my site at all... and they used my photos on the page. Please, if you plan on beginning a website or have an existing website - know that it is against the law to post other people's patterns or their pictures to your site without their permission. You can post the name of a pattern on your site with a link to the actual pattern page. Also, do not send patterns via email without the designer's express written permission. Doing so violates the copyright laws and you can get into serious trouble. It's also against copyright laws to copy a pattern from a leaflet, book or magazine and send the copy of the pattern to your friend for free, via email, snail mail, fax or otherwise.

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For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strenghtened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fulness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:14-21

And I say to you, ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it shall be opened.

Luke 11:9-10

And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Matthew 21:22


And it came about that while he was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples." And He said to them, "When you pray, say: 'Father, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.' " And He said to them, "Suppose one of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him'; and from inside he shall answer and say, 'Do not bother me; the door has already been shut and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.' I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs. And I say to you, ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. "For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it shall be opened.

Luke 11:1-10





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I just deleted a couple of entries.
I'm having a time keeping the links to porn sites deleted.
If you visit our guestbook and find an inappropriate entry please email me.
I can delete any entry in the book but I don't get a chance to visit the book every day.
Thanks, Lisa

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Stitch Idea submitted by Pam Lenhart - West Virginia

Puff Stitch:
Ch. 3 - turn, counts as 1dc *yo, draw up 1/2" lp in next st, (yo draw up 1/2" lp in same st) 3 times - 9 lps on hook; yo, skip 2 sts, draw up 1/2" lp in next st. yo and draw through 2 lps, yo and draw through all 10 lps on hook, ch1, make 2 dc in last st used.



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Submitted by Sandra Botts

I get many of my patterns from the internet. As a result, many of my printed pages can get damaged easily. I use sheet protectors to hold the patterns and 3-inch binders(purchased when school supplies are out in the fall, they're cheaper at that time). This keeps my patterns clean and neat and can easily be catagorized by pattern type, i.e., doilies, afghans, wearables, etc. I also cut up with an ex-acto knife thick pattern books and put the pages in protectors also. This way when I want to do a pattern, I only need to take out the pertinant pages and hook them together with a paper clip. I also use colored, coated paper clips as stitch holders. They work much better than safety pins. Keep up the great work!!
Sandra Botts

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Your newsletter, website and prayer site is awsome.
God is working wonders through you and the newsletter.
Keep up 'Gods work.
Lv Pat Stevens

Just wanted to thank you for putting your chart for the Heart Afghan
pattern in a form that is accessible to my screen reader. I'm
blind and use a talking computer and Braille display to surf the 'Net to
find crochet patterns. More times than not, when the pattern has a
chart/graph, I have to print it out, then get someone who can see to
describe the chart so I can write it out and have it to follow. Your
abbreviations and chart let me enjoy your pattern all on my own, which
will let me surprise my pattern reader--my this time around it would've
been my husband,--with this afghan for our first anniversary in July!!!

Thanks so Much,

RE: "Flat Braid" Square Joining Method" by Priscilla Hewitt

Dear Lisa,
Thank you dear so much for the pattern for the square and the directions for joining as you go. I get discouraged at the end of doing squares when I have to join them all together. Your web site has been a Godsend to me.
Thank you again and God Bless you always.

Just wanted to say that I've printed patterns that will be well used for the many friends who are expecting! Such a wonderful, inspirational site, will visit often!


What a nice inspiring site!!! I am planning on making a little bag - as per your instructions, and look forward to letting you know how it goes!
Keep up the good work! And Thank You!
joanna the sunflower

Just wanted to thank you for sharing all these wonderful patterns and all the rest! I crocheted years ago but havn't picked up a hook for a long while! I wanted to crochet some booties for my grandaughter and found the perfect pattern! Thank you so much! All I need now is the yarn!

~ Shari ~

I have been crocheting for a long time and have enjoyed it very much. Your patterns are very cute and easy to read and make. I will enjoy visiting here many times. This is a great site and thank you for sharing it. Peace and love is better. Nina

I was having a tough day so I thought that I would have a search for something to do with one of my hobbies - crochet and I was blessed to enter your page which reminded me straight away about that marvellous verse John 3:16. Thanks for helping my day!! Juanita.

I am a big fan of this sight, I have been here several time this week since I found it. I really enjoy the free patterns you have to offer. I would be really interested in some more patterns of baby layettes and cardigans. Thank you for this wonderful website.

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By Cylinda Mathews

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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is an
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Night Falls


Jesus vs Satan. . .

Jesus and Satan have an extended argument as to who is the better computer programmer.
Finally, they agree to hold a contest with God as the judge. They set themselves before their
computers and begin programming. Typing furiously for several hours, they enter lines of code
streaming across the screen.

Seconds before the end of the competition, a bolt of lightning strikes, taking out the electricity.
Moments later, the power is restored, and God announces that the contest has ended.

God asks Satan to show what he has done. Satan is visibly upset and cries, "I have done nothing!
The power outage destroyed all of my work!"

"Very well, then," says God, "let us see how Jesus fared." Jesus enters a command, and the screen
comes to life in vivid displays of 3-D color. The voices of an angelic choir pour forth from the speakers.

Satan is stunned and stutters, "But how?! How did he do that?!"

God chuckles, "Jesus Saves!"

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store,
but couldn't find one big enough for her dinner party.

So she asked a stock boy, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?"

The stock boy replied, "No ma'am, they're dead."

A very successful businessman had a meeting with his new son-in-law. "I
love my daughter, and now I welcome you into the family," said the man. "To
show you how much we care for you, I'm making you a 50-50 partner in my
All you have to do is go to the factory every day and learn the operations."

The son-in-law interrupted, "I hate factories. I can't stand the noise."

"I see," replied the father-in-law. "Well, then you'll work in the office
and take charge of some of the operations."

"I hate office work," said the son-on-law. "I can't stand being stuck
behind a desk all day."

"Wait a minute," said the father-in-law. "I just make you half-owner of a
moneymaking organization, but you don't like factories and won't work in a
office. What am I going to do with you?"

"Easy," said the young man. "Buy me out."


1) I will have a cup of coffee in the morning and read my PAPER newspaper like I used to, before the Web.

2) I will eat breakfast with a knife and fork and not with one hand typing.

3) I will get dressed before noon.

4) I will make an attempt to clean the house, wash clothes, and plan dinner before even thinking of the Web.

5) I will sit down and write a letter to those unfortunate few friends and family that are Web-deprived.

6) I will call someone on the phone who I cannot contact via the Web.

7) I will read a book...if I still remember how.

8) I will listen to those around me and their needs and stop telling them to turn the TV down so I can hear the music on the Web.

9) I will not be tempted during TV commercials to check for email.

10) I will try and get out of the house at least once a week, if it is necessary or not.

11) I will remember that my bank is not forgiving if I forget to balance my checkbook because I was too busy on the Web.

12) Last, but not least, I will remember that I must go to bed sometime...and the Web will always be there tomorrow!

A 4-year-old boy who was asked to return thanks before Christmas dinner.
The family members bowed their heads in expectation. He began his prayer,
thanking God for all his friends, naming them one by one. Then he thanked God for
Mommy, Daddy, brother, sister, Grandma, Grandpa, and all his aunts and uncles.

Then he began to thank God for the food. He gave thanks for the turkey, the dressing,
the fruit salad, the cranberry sauce, the pies, the cakes, even the Cool Whip.

Then he paused, and everyone waited--and waited. After a long silence, the young fellow
looked up at his mother and asked...
"If I thank God for the broccoli, won't he know that I'm lying?"

A grandmother overheard her 5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding."

The wedding vows went like this:

"You have the right to remain silent,
anything you say may be held against you,
you have the right to have an attorney present.
You may kiss the bride."

Farmer Joe has an accident. . .

Farmer Joe decided his injuries from the accident were serious enough to take the
trucking company responsible for the accident to court. In court the trucking company's
fancy lawyer was questioning farmer Joe.

"Didn't you say at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine,"' asked the lawyer. Farmer Joe responded,
"Well, I'll tell you what happened. I had just loaded my favorite mule Bessie into the..."

"I didn't ask for any details," the lawyer interrupted, "just answer the question."

Did you not say at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine!'."
Farmer Joe said, "Well, I had just got Bessie into the trailer and I as driving down the road..."

The lawyer interrupted again and said, "Judge, I am trying to establish the fact that,
at the scene of the accident, this man told the highway patrolman on the scene that
he was fine. Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client.
I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question."

By this time the judge was fairly interested in Farmer Joe's answer and said to the lawyer,
"I'd like to hear what he has to say."

Joe thanked the Judge and proceeded, "Well, as I was saying, I had just loaded Bessie
into the trailer and was driving her down the highway when this huge semi-truck and trailer
ran the stop sign and smacked my truck right in the side.

I was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was thrown into the other. I was hurting real bad and
didn't want to move. However, I could hear ol' Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she was
in terrible shape just by her groans.

Shortly after the accident a highway patrolman came on the scene. He could hear Bessie
moaning and groaning so he went over to her. After he looked at her, he took out his gun and
shot her between the eyes.

Then the Patrolman came across the road with his gun in his hand and looked at me.
He said, "Your mule was in such bad shape I had to shoot her...How are you feeling?"

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