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"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. And do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.
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This quote is from Our Daily Bread - October, 2002 Issue.
The following was sent to me by Del I'm from Milwaukee !
I can't tell you how many countless hours that I have spent CLEANING!
I used to spend at least 8-12 hours EVERY weekend making sure things were just perfect -
"in case someone came over". Then realized one day that no one came over -
they were all out living life - having fun! Now, when people visit - I find no need to explain the
"condition" of my home - they are more interested in hearing about the things
I've been doing - while I was away living life and having fun! If you haven't figured
this out yet - please heed this advice. Life is short - enjoy it!
Dust if you must but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture or write a letter,
Bake a cake or plant a seed.
Ponder the difference between want and need?
Dust if you must but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
Music to hear and books to read,
Friends to cherish and life to lead.
Dust if you must but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come around again.
Dust if you must but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go and go you must,
You, yourself, will make more dust.
Remember, a house becomes a home when
you can write "I love you" on the furniture....
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BABY'S BURP CLOTH
PATRIOTIC HAIR BOW
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CROCHET STITCH, TECHNIQUE or TIP
(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)
If you know of any stitch I have omitted from our basics pages please drop me a line.
This stitch courtesy of Patty Hansen
(Yo, insert hook where indicated, yo and pull up a lp) twice,
yo and pull through all 5 lps on hook, ch 1 to complete one bean stitch.
Now in plain English:
Yarn over, insert your hook in indicated space.
Yarn over and draw up a loop (you should have 3 loops on the hook at this time)
Yarn over, insert your hook into same space.
Yarn over and draw up a loop (you should have 5 loops on the hook at this time)
Now yarn over and draw through all 5 loops.
Chain 1 (this completes the first bean stitch)
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)
If you don't like carrying the bulky yarns for a portable crochet project... try working with thread when you're on the go. Put a ball of thread, a hook and scissors in your purse and always have something to work on at hand. A lacy doily pattern would be delightful as a gift for any occasion.
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I am fairly new to crocheting and I found your site. It has helped me so much! I have found new patterns and the help I needed to learn new stitches. I am finding that I love to crochet! Also, discovering this site was a Christian site was a relief. God never stops amazing me, even if it is something as small as finding a Christian crocheting site on the web. He always seems to bring His people together somehow. Praise be to Him forever! Keep up the good work and thanks for your site!
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and your family! In Christ, Malena
Recently, I started thinking about crocheting and I went to google and found your site. I am a beginner and would like to learn how to crochet well. I hope this site serves me well. Also, I am a Christian. I am so glad that I found this site. Thanks and keep on putting the Lord first. God Bless You.
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I was so excited to find a charity so close to me! I've written to them to
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My name is Andrea Berner and I live in Australia. I love your site, its great and has lots of variety in the patterns but I do have one small problem which is that the sizing of hooks is very different in this country. I just wonder if its possible to post a conversion chart on your site somewhere so that we can refer to it when we need to. I discovered a pattern for baby booties that requires a size G hook. Could you please tell me what this would be. I have a strong feeling it may be a 3 or 3.5mm size but it would be very helpful to be able to do them on the correct hook size without guessing and making a garment that is too big or too small.
I hope you can help me and I will certainly be using your site constantly..its without doubt probably one of the best sites I have come across and you should be congratulated for your efforts.
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Thanks so much for such an inspiring email.
I have links to two different conversion charts on my crochet basics page:
These aren't my pages but they are very helpful.
Here are the direct links to the hook conversion charts:
A G aluminum hook would be a size 4.25 according to the
aluminum hook conversion chart.
Hook sizes always confuse me too.
I do so enjoy your website. Thank you for sharing all the patterns.
An adaptation of your Dog Sweater pattern resulted in a little tiny coat for my cats!
Now I'll be making one for each season, and make them look ridiculously silly all year around.
I've attached a picture of Basil wearing his simple Halloween outfit.
I plan to make a white one for Christmas with ribbons and bells. So little time, so much fun!
~( 8:> - Iris Johnson
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Submitted by Del from Milwaukee!
The famous Olympic skier, Picabo Street, pronounced (Peak'aboo), is not
just an athlete, she is also a nurse. She currently works at the Intensive Care
Unit of a large metropolitan hospital. She is not permitted to answer the telephone because it
caused too much confusion when she would answer the phone by saying,
Todd's wife bought a new line of expensive cosmetics guaranteed to make her
look years younger.
After a lengthy sitting before the mirror applying the "miracle" products,
she asked, "Darling, honestly, what age would you say I am?"
Looking over her carefully, Todd replied, "Judging from your skin, twenty;
your hair, eighteen; and your figure, twenty five."
"Oh, you flatterer!" she gushed.
"Hey, wait a minute!" Todd interrupted.
"I haven't added them up yet."
Jake had proposed to young Gina and was being interviewed by his prospective
"Do you think you are earning enough to support a family?" the older man
asked the suitor.
"Yes, sir," replied Jake, "I'm sure I am."
"Think carefully now," said Gina's father.
"There are twelve of us..."
A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the
upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at
On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found
himself assigned to the toughest students in school. Walking confidently
into the rowdy classroom, he opened the window as wide as possible and then
busied himself with desk work.
When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he took the desk stapler and stapled
the tie to his chest.
Discipline was not a problem from that day forth!
The boss returned from lunch in a good mood and called the whole staff in to
listen to a couple of jokes he had picked up.
Everybody but one girl laughed uproariously.
"What's the matter?" grumbled the boss. "Haven't you got a sense of humor?"
"I don't have to laugh," she said. "I'm leaving Friday."
"If you'll make the toast and pour the juice, sweetheart," said Tracy the
newlywed bride, "breakfast will be ready."
"Good, what are we having for breakfast," said Scott the new husband.
"Toast and juice," Tracy replied.
After a long, bumpy flight, our passengers were glad to finally land.
They disembarked, and the other attendants and I checked for items left
behind. In a seat pocket, I found a bag of home-made cookies with a note
saying "Much love, Mom."
Quickly, I gave the bag to our gate agent in hopes it would be reunited with
In few minutes, this announcement came over the public-address system in the
concourse: "Would the passenger who lost his cookies on Flight
502, please return to the gate?"
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