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Volume XVIII, Issue No. 13
July 15, 2015

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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“If we demonstrate unconditional love, daily prayer, 
persistent faith, and adherence to God’s laws, we 
give our children a gift. If we teach them that good 
deeds and kind words are expressions of the Spirit, 
we are on track toward living more like Jesus.”
~~ Jane Jarrell ~~

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And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you and you shall be clean." But Naaman was furious and went away and said, "Behold, I thought, 'He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and cure the leper.' Are not Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?" So he turned and went away in a rage. Then his servants came near and spoke to him and said, "My father, had the prophet told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, 'Wash, and be clean'?" So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

2 Kings 5:10-14


Do not fret because of evildoers, be not envious toward wrongdoers. For they will wither quickly like the grass, and fade like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and clutivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it. And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord and wait petiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret, it leads only to evildoing. For evildoers will be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land. Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; and you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there. But the humble will inherit the land, and will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.

Psalm 37:1-11


The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.He will not always strive with us; nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:8-13

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good. A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 15:1-4

Discipline your son while there is hope, and do not desire his death. A man of great anger shall bear the penalty, for if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again. Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days.

Proverbs 18-20

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person.

Colossians 4:5-6

But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance. Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips, nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be dishonored. Likewise urge the young to be sensible; in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach, in order that the opponent may be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

Titus 2:1-8





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Re: Doily

What does (sh in sh) mean

<< Reply >>

Without seeing the actual pattern I would guess that (sh in sh) is a shell in a shell.


RE: Bridal Garter

Thanks for the pattern, it looks beautiful!

I intend to have a go but I just wanted to know if the abbrevaitions you use are UK or US.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. Did it take you long? I wanna make it for Wednesday! :D


<< Reply >>

You’re welcome. The pattern is in US terms.
Didn’t take very long at all to make.



Hey Lisa,
Just had to tell you how much I love the Free patterns you do, I’m sure by now you know how I love Granny Style things ha ha. Well hope you are doing well & not working too hard at your job. I just wanted to tell you that you do such fine work on the newsletters& patterns. Well guess I’m off to work on crochet project .

Tons of Hugs,


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RE: How to Crochet - Row Count Pattern/Color Changes - Part 2


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i'm confused on the part where you are ooking at the next row and saying you have to carry the cc color in 1 or 2 stitches because of next row??
Rebecca McGuire


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love all the crochet patterns love to crochet
Deb Sapp

Love this newsletter.. Very helpful and great articles..

Beverlee Perez

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Thank you very much. Glad you enjoy it.

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RE: How to Crochet - Dishcloth Tutorial



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Even using the youtube slow video speed option does not clearly show what the instructor is doing- they are working too fast to see what is happening.

Nick MacKenzie

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RE: Crocheted Dish Towel Topper - Rows 10-24


<< Comments >> 

In order to overcome the very low sound volume I used ear phones to listen to instructions, that helped a great deal. Thank you very much for your video, I managed to make a very lovely towel topper which will be a present for my mum. Many thanks!!


<< Reply >>

You're very welcome. Thank you so much for letting me know the ear phones helped.
Many have had this issue and I haven't had time to make a new series of videos on this pattern.


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RE: How to Crochet: Writing on Single Crochet Fabric with Slip Stitches



<< Comments >>

Ah! Thank you! I'm gonna do lettering for a blanket & I was gonna switch back & forth with the colors (like crochet one color, cut, do other color, cut...) but this is SO much easier! i will save this for when i get to the lettering!
Amber Tilton


Re: BasicsPage

This is a great page
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Feedback 063015 (Re: ReadAPattern)

Thank you so very much for replying to my email. I appreciate your response and the information that is allowing me the full understanding of the pattern as it is allowing me to continue on with my project. Thank You!






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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 partner and I pulled our police cruiser up behind a car
stopped on the shoulder of the highway. We got out and asked
the driver if we could help.

No, he replied, there was no trouble; he had just stopped to
look at a map.

When we turned back, we noticed that his German shepherd had
jumped in the open passenger-side front window of our car.

"You may think there's no trouble," I smiled, "but your dog
obviously thinks he's done something wrong. He's in our patrol

He laughed. "He probably thinks you've come to take him to
work," he replied. "He's a retired police dog."


One day, my husband announced to the family that
he was going to fast and pray.

Ginny, our 5-year-old, had recently learned that
fasting meant not eating. "No!" she shouted. "You
can't fast! You'll die!"

Her dad carefully explained that many men and women
fasted in Bible times.

Ginny paused a moment. Then, with a flash of insight
and a note of warning, she proved her point. "And
they all died," she said.


While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at my uniform, she asked, "Are you a cop?"

"Yes," I answered and continued writing the report.

"My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?"

"Yes, that's right," I told her.

"Well, then," she said as she extended her foot toward me, "would you tie my shoe?"


Katelyn asked her mother Dawn if she had a tablet or a cell phone
when she was a kid.
Dawn told her no.
Katelyn was shocked. She asked, "What did you do all day?"
Dawn told her that they played outside. "During the summer, Mom
would send us out of the house after breakfast," she said. "We
had to be home for lunch. After lunch, we went to play outside
again and we had to be home before it got dark."
Katelyn responded, "I need to have a talk with Grandma. You won't
even let me walk to Leandra's house by myself and she is real
close (three houses away). You need to loosen up, Mom."



A counselor was helping his kids put their stuff away on their first morning in summer camp. He was surprised to see one of the youngsters had an umbrella.

The counselor asked, "Why did you bring an umbrella to camp?"

The kid answered, "Did you ever have a mother?"


The owner of an old-fashioned corner grocery store in
a small country town was fond of quoting a scripture
after each sale.

He had three old friends that would sit around a
potbellied stove, playing checkers on a faded board.
His ability to produce a scripture for all occasions
never ceased to amuse the old timers, and they would
listen to see what verse he would come up with relevant
to the sale made.

A lady purchased some material and he said, "She seeketh
wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands."

A man bought a sack of flour; he said "Man does not live
by bread alone, but every word that proceedeth out of the
mouth of God."

A little boy bought some candy and as he rung it up he
quoted, "Suffer the little children to come unto Me."

It was nearly closing time when the chimes over the door
jangled loudly. A well dressed young man, obviously a
stranger from one of the larger towns down the road,

"Help you?" offered the proprietor.

"I need a blanket for my horse," said the man. "He's out
in his trailer and it's too cold for just one. Bring me
the nicest one you've got!"

The store owner went in the back store room and came back
with a brown blanket. "That'll be five dollars."

"Five dollars? You've got to be kidding!' said the man.
"This horse is a thoroughbred. He gets only the best! He
wouldn't stand still for an old five dollar blanket."

Without comment, the store owner took back the blanket,
then merely selected a different color and brought it out.
"This one's $25 dollars."

"Now, look," said the young man. "Perhaps I didn't make
myself plain. This isn't just any old horse! He's worth
thousands! Now I want the best, most expensive blanket
you've got! Comprende?"

The owner once more went into the store room, pulled out
another color of the same material and brought it back.
"This is the only one left, and it's $100."

"Now that's more like it!" enthused the fellow as he paid.
Throwing the five dollar blanket over his shoulder, he left.

The old timers stared silently at the shopkeeper as they
waited to see what possible scripture he could come up with
for that sale!

Going behind the register, he rang up the hundred dollars and
said, "He was a stranger, and I took him in.”


The supervisor of my work section recently made a casual
comment about my shaggy mane of hair.

He then went on to extol the virtues of a good haircut,
which, he insisted, makes an elderly man look younger
and a younger man seem more mature.

"How would a haircut make a middle-aged man like me appear?"
I asked.

"Still employed," was his answer.


Charlie, 4, and Sawyer, almost 2 and large for his age, came
in from playing outside. As they walked in the door Charlie
was holding his head and crying.

His mother asked, "What happened?"

He replied, "I got hit with a rock."

His mother said, "Sawyer, did you hit him in the head with a

Sawyer yelled, "I had to! We were playing David and Goliath!"


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."


Our new office computer system was down as much as
it was working. My co-worker Cathy decided to stay
late one evening to catch up on the work that had

On her way home, a police officer stopped her for
speeding. "What a perfect end to an awful day!"
she exclaimed. "Our computer is up, then down --
up, then down. I stay late to catch up, and now

The officer was unaffected by Cathy's griping and
he went to his car to prepare a citation. After
what seemed an eternity, he returned with her lic
ense and registration. As he handed them to her,
he smiled and said, "Our computer is down."


I think my grandson best summed up my feelings about
abstract art.

We were looking at a painting with a wild mish-mash
of colors and he asked, "What's that?"

I said, "It's supposed to be a cowboy on his horse."

"Well," he continued, "Why isn't it?"


The preacher came to call the other day. He said at my age I should be thinking of the hereafter.

I told him, "Oh, I do it all the time. No matter where I am - in the bedroom, upstairs, in the kitchen, or down in the basement - I ask myself, 'Now, what am I here after?'"



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