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He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
"And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.
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If you know of any stitch I have omitted from our basics pages please drop me a line.
BLOCKING & STIFFENING
(Technique submitted by Brandi Manning)
Thanks for the technique idea.
To block a doily you must finish the entire project and have all of the yarn tails weaved in.
It's best to wash the item before blocking to remove any excess oils and dirt that the item acquired during the crochet process. I find the sugar water solution works best for stiffening any thread project.
Sugar Water Recipe can be found here:
I believe it's best to thoroughly dry the item before beginning the blocking process.
Dip the doily in the sugar solution and squeeze out the excess. Using a blocking pattern place the center of your doily in the center of the blocking pattern and pin it down with rust proof pins. Now shape the doily using the blocking pattern as a guide. This will make your doily more "round" and give it a more professional look.
The following website discusses blocking snowflakes and includes a chart for blocking doilies:
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Always work with the end of the yarn that comes from the center of the skein.
This keeps your skein from rolling around while you work.
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Your website is my absolute favorite for finding easy but beautiful
crochet projects. I am self-taught, and have only been crocheting for
seven or eight months, but your patterns have really inspired me. I have
made your eyeglass case, the plastic bag keeper, and the baby booties 2
- all this month.
I did have trouble with the cross stitches in the plastic bag keeper
pattern, so I just kept doing the hdcs all around. It turned out really
cute! I used Red Heart's Medium Sage Green, and it's so pretty!
The other two patterns are perfect as you have them. : ) I used Peaches
and Cream for the eyeglass case, and it's so soft! I went back and made
three more to give away. The booties look great in any baby yarn... but
especially in the Jaime yellow yarn with the silvery thread running
I just wanted to thank you for having such a great site and for being so
generous with your patterns.
It's so great to find a site that offers patterns for things people can
actually use instead of things that just look pretty! I'm going to try
to make the cross bookmark and more baby booties this weekend. Oh, and
the cute tote bag too!
I'm working on a website of my own, and I hope you won't mind if I list
your site as my favorite.
Thanks so much.
Vanessa Willis in NC
Thank you so much for such an inspirational message!
I'm happy to share my free patterns (as well as patterns by various pattern contributors) with all of my crochet friends. Feel free to link to Crochet 'N' More anytime. I appreciate the fact that you've taken the time to share your thoughts and I hope you continue to find our patterns to useful.
Have a great day and send me your url when your site is up and running.
(o: Happy Crocheting & God Bless You :o)
Just wanted to let you know that I am very new to crochet. I came across
your site and I just love it! I love the way you are sharing the good news
of Jesus Christ to people. I have bookmarked your website and plan to visit
it often. Thanks so much.
I found your web-site recently, and did not have time to look at it very
much, but marked it for future reference. Today, being a holiday, I took a
closer look and enjoyed every part of it! God has been working on me lots
lately to re-commit more than ever to working more and more for Him. I am
so amazed at how He works things out in our lives! Anyway, I've become
really involved in several aspects of the Greater Louisville Billy Graham
Crusade, and look forward to what God has in store for me to do. I would
love to share more thoughts and ideas with you, and hear more about your
daily walk. I'm going to include you on my prayer list so that everyone
who visits your web-site will be encouraged by it. Thanks.
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