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" Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
"Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope for His lovingkindness, to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield, for our heart rejoices in Him, because we trust in His holy name. Let Thy lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.
May Thy lovingkindnesses also come to me, O Lord, Thy salvation according to Thy word; so I shall have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in Thy word.
"TRUST GOD FOR TODAY -- AND PREPARE FOR TOMORROW."
This quote is from Our Daily Bread - October, 2002 Issue.
I liked this, hope you do.
I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away,
but for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary
I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations;
it isn't granted, it is learned.
I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.
I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares
and brings you closer to me.
I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own! ,
but I will prune you to make you fruitful.
I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.
I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said...Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.
THIS DAY IS YOURS DON'T THROW IT AWAY
May God Bless You,
"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just
might be the world"
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The following patterns will be added to our Free Patterns soon.
PUMPKIN PENCIL TOPPER
CROCHET DENIM PURSE
Thanks to Cheryl who pointed this out!
I've re-worded the first Rnd of this pattern to reflect where the stitches are to be placed.
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Classic Crochet:Granny Squares
Knitting, Crochet & Quilting/Basics
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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.
Courtesy of nonnii6
When you begin a crochet project you work into the chains on the foundation
chain to obtain the first row. Some projects call for working into the
"unworked loops", which are on the opposite side of the foundation chain.
Once you work into each indicated chain you can work around the end of
the chain by placing extra stitches (according to your pattern)
in the end chain and then you can work in the unworked loops back up the
other side. This makes the stitches take on an oval type shape.
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 like to tie knots in your crocheting instead of relying on all those loose ends to stay put....
when you tie the knot, first take the right strand over the left, then the left over the right, then take the right over the left again. This ensures the knot will stay put. Anytime I tie a knot where I take the same strand over it seems to want to slide out.
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Your newsletter couldn't have come at a better time for me today. I
especially love the inspirational words you included. I have been having a
very tough time lately with health problems and not being able to find a job.
I got laid off last year due to what happened on 9-11. The inspirational
words were just what I needed to read especially your trivia question. I
also enjoyed seeing the two new patterns as well.
Thanks so much for your dedication to this web site and newsletter. I enjoy
getting them twice a month.
Love in Christ,
NOTE: Please be kind enough to send up a prayer for Pat.
I have been exploring your website for about an hour now, and just had to
email you and tell you how terrific I think it is. Something in particular
that I have been looking for that my dear, departed grandmother once made for
me is the Dishtowel Topper pattern in your list of free patterns. I was
thinking of making something along this line for my co-workers for Christmas,
and this is perfect! I have been a fan of crochet for a long, long time
(since the same grandmother taught me how), but don't have a lot of time for
long projects as I work full-time. Now that I have found you and your
website, I'd like to get back into crocheting, especially with Christmas
right around the corner, and money being tight right now. I have signed up
for your newsletter and am looking forward to seeing what you have to offer.
Thanks for the free patterns (I have printed several and intend to use them!)
and keep up the good work!
Sincerely, Terri Heyne
Baby's ABC's Afghan
thank you for responding I revamped the edge and it stopped curling
-on the sides I did 3 sc then a popcorn st it worked and looked great
--It was the hit of the shower- have to let my arm rest got it done in 3 wks so my arm is jelly
Re: Thank You for Answering Me!
I want to thank you for answering me! You won't believe I have asked a crochet or knitting question and they told what book to buy for the answer. I thank God you are on the internet! My pattern comes from Annie's Crochet Quilt & Afghan club. It is called the Christmas Basketweave with marvelous granny squares. The original pattern is 42" x 58". I want this to be for my queen size bed.
Thank you and Good night!
< reply >
You're very welcome.
a bedspread for a Queen Size bed should be 102 x 120
If your squares measure 6" each it would take
7 squares wide and 10 squares long to get 42x60 (close to the pattern measurements)
To enlarge this pattern you would need
17 squares wide and 20 squares long to get 102 x 120.
Again, the number of squares depends on the actual size of each square.
So, take the width required for a queen size bed which is 102 and divide
into it the size of your square. Do the same for the length and then make
that many squares to join. Adjust your border and there you have it!
p.s. You can make the bedspread size any size you want... you might want
to measure your favorite bedspread and work from those measurements.
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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
the picture, I had to design my own edging. My other pet peeve
is an error at the very beginning. If you can't figure it out, or
contact the designer, you can't even begin!
What's your pet peeve?
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The young man entered the Ice Cream Palace and asked, "What kinds of ice
cream do you have?"
"Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry," the girl wheezed as she spoke, patted her
chest and seemed unable to continue.
"You got laryngitis?" the young man asked sympathetically.
"Nope," she whispered, "just vanilla, chocolate and strawberry."
A man was praying to God.
He said, "God!?"
God responded, "Yes?"
And the guy said, "Can I ask a question?"
"Go right ahead," God said.
"God, what is a million years to you?"
God said, "A million years to me is only a second."
"Hmmm," the man wondered. Then he asked, "God, what is a million dollars worth to you?"
God said, "A million dollars to me is as a penny."
So the man said, "God, can I have a penny?"
And God cheerfully said, "Sure!!.....just a second."
Two weeks after my one-year-old's photo shoot, I returned to the studio to
view the pictures on a color monitor.
The photographer started describing the merits of each photo, but as he went
through the set, he spoke so quickly that I couldn't get a word in as he
pressed home his sales pitch.
Finally, after we'd seen all 20 poses, he asked me which ones I was most
"None," I replied. "This isn't my child."
Because of an ear infection, my young son, Casey, had to go to the
I was impressed with the way the doctor directed his comments and questions
to my son.
When he asked Casey, "Is there anything you are allergic to?" Casey nodded
and whispered in his ear.
Smiling, the paediatrician wrote out a prescription and handed it to me.
Without looking at it, I tucked it into my purse.
Later, the pharmacist filled the order, remarking on the unusual food-drug
interaction my son must have.
When he saw my puzzled expression, he showed me the label on the bottle.
As per the doctor's instructions, it read: "Do not take with broccoli."
There were three men sitting on a bench. Man1 asked the other two:
"What do you want your family and friends to say at your funeral?".
Man2 says, "I guess I'd want them to say I was a nice guy and I took care of my family".
Man3 says, "I'd want them to say things like that too".
Man1 says: "That's all nice, but me... I want them to say -
LOOK! HE'S MOVING!".
A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around, looking for valuables,
and when he picked up a CD player to place in his sack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed
from the dark saying, "Jesus is watching you!"
He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight out, and froze. When he heard nothing more
after a bit, he shook his head, promised himself a vacation after the next big score, then clicked the
light back on and began searching for more valuables. Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could
disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard, "Jesus is watching you!"
Freaked out, he shined his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice.
Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot.
"Did you say that?" He hissed at the parrot.
"Yep," the parrot confessed, then squawked, "I'm just trying to warn you."
The burglar relaxed. "Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?"
"Moses," replied the bird.
"Moses?" the burglar laughed. "What kind of stupid people would name a parrot Moses?"
The bird promptly answered, "Probably the same kind of people that would name a Rotweiller Jesus"!
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