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Volume XVIII, Issue No. 15
August 15, 2015

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The Incident - True story about how God works

This is about my Father In Law, James Hamblin.
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“We are told to let our light shine,
and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does.
Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call
attention to their shining- they just shine..”

~~ D.L. Moody ~~

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Now Jacob loved Rachel, so he said, "I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel." And Laban said, "It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to another man; stay with me." So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her. Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my time is completed, that I may go into her." And Laban gathered all the men of the place, and made a feast. Now it came about in the evening that he took his daughter Leah, and brought her to him; and Jacob went in to her. Laban also have his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid. So it came about in the morning that, behold, it was Leah! And he said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served with you? Why then have you deceived me? But Laban said, "It is not the practice in our place, to marry off the younger before the first-born. Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shall serve with me for another seven years." And Jacob did so and completed her week, and he gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife. Laban also gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid. So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and her served with Laban for another seven years.

Genesis 29:18-30


But Ruth said, "Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you so, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may the Lord do to me, and worse, if anything but death parts you and me." When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more to her.

Ruth 1:16-18


And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" And He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?" And he answered and said, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." And He said to him, "You have answered correctly; DO THIS, AND YOU WILL LIVE." But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied and said, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and he fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went off leaving him half dead. And by chance a certain priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, and came to him, and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, "Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return, I will repay you." Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers' hands?" And he said "The one who showed mercy toward him" And Jesus said to him, "Go and do the same."

Luke 10:25-37


When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee. And He had to pass through Samaria. So He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; and Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink." For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. The Samaritan woman therefore said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealing siwth Samaritans.) Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." She said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water? You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?" Jesus sanswered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water shall thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life." The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty, nor come all the way here to draw." He said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here." The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have well said, 'I have no husband'; for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly." The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall you worship the Father. You worship that which you do not know, we worship that which we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us." Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am He."

John 4:1-26

Jesus, therefore, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. Mary therefore took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

John 12:1-3





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CHAIN 1 SPACE (ch1-sp)

Patterns sometimes refer to a chain space.. it can be chain 1 or any number/series of chains.
Ch-1 sp is the same as chain one space.
Ch2-sp is the same as chain two space.

Example: If a pattern says "sc in next ch-1 sp" then you do a single crochet in the next chain one space (the next space where you previously chained one). Work the stitch into the hole below the chain... not directly into the chain itself.












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Crochet hooks are useful for more than just crocheting.
The smaller hooks are great for fixing a snag in a sweater.
Simply put the hook through the fabric near the snag,
hook it and pull it back through to the wrong side of the sweater.

I've also used hooks to tame french braided hair. When a strand of hair
is unruly, insert the hook into the braid, hook the strand and pull
it back underneath the braid.









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Subject: ReadAPattern

Do you have any free crochet ruffle doll pattern

<< Reply >>

We do not have any ruffle doll patterns at this time.
You can find free (ruffled) bed doll patterns at the following locations:


Re: PenPal

Do you have a pattern for a coaster with the pink breast cancer support ribbon in it. We've been asked to donate these coasters for sale at a cancer fair. All proceeds will go to help prevent breast cancer.
Thank you so much. I love your patterns and look forward to participating in your pen pal program.


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I do have a pattern for a Breast Cancer Ribbon Coaster on this page:

I’m sorry to say that we no longer maintain the pen pal program due to
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Re: How to Crochet - Tips about Baby's ABC's Afghan


Can you share what the approximate finished size of this blanket is. I can't find that anywhere.
Hannah M

<< Reply >>

The approximate size is listed on this page in the materials section:


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RE: How to Crochet - Join Granny Squares with Whip Stitch in Inner Loops



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thank you so much.... was looking for different ways, to the point and short!! thanks!

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RE: Crocheted Dish Towel Topper - Base Row


Would love you to redo video has a sound issue. I have my speaker full blast and on video as high as it goes. I do hear a bit but have to really be in quite room to hear.

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I hope to make a new video series on this pattern when time permits. I had a viewer tell me they turned their sound up and used headphones to help them listen. Hope this helps in the meantime.

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RE: How to Crochet - Join Granny Squares with Whip Stitch in Inner Loops


<< Comments >>

Thank you so much for this quick and easy to follow video. It helped me visualize what so many patterns had called for. Question: would the process change any if the pattern calls for stitching only in the back loops? I understand that you obviously would place the needle in the two strands closest to the outside edge, but is that all that is different? Thank you again!
Rachel Williams

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You're very welcome. Joining in the inner loops, as in this video, is the same as joining in the "back loops". When holding the squares facing you , the back loops are the loops that are farthest away from you. How you hold the squares as you join the loops is totally up to you.

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How to Crochet: Toilet Tissue Cover Tutorial - Part 4 (Rounds 8-9)


<< Comments >>

I'm pretty much new to crocheting so I don't really understand the explanation for rounds 10-15. It would be really appreciated if you could make a video for that. Just for the basics because I'm...


<< Reply >>

This video is for Rounds 8 and 9 of the pattern. Rows 10-15 are worked the same way as Row 9... just repeat Row 9 six additional times.


RE: Puff_Stitch_Heart_Afghan_Square

Dear Lisa
thank you for your effort in providing guidelines in crochet work , I have found them very useful.
I am working on the puff stitch heart Afghan square , and I could not figure out what to do concerning this step
" push puff to front of work (away from you) " .
So I wonder if you could explain it to me in brief.
Thank you again for your time .

Rund Idrees

<< Reply >>

You're welcome.

To "push the puff to the front of the work" means that as you complete the stitch
you need make sure it lays along the side of the work facing away from you.

This video should help:


Stitch_Question (Invisible Join Seam)

I greet you in peace, love and life. When you chain 2 at the start ofc a new row, what is the trick to keep them from spiraling around the project. Did I explain that correctly? The way I plan to fix it it's crochet a flower stem then attach a flower. Help.
Thank you
Joyce Hamlin

<< Reply >>

I believe you are referring to when you get the little spiral seam when working a pattern in the round.

We normally join a round with a slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain, make the chains for the first stitch of the new round, finish our stitches and join the round in the top of the beginning chain again.

To omit the seam... join as normal, then make your 2 chains but work your very first stitch at the base of those two chains. Work each stitch around as normal but when you get to the point where you join the round, make the slip stitch in the very first “stitch” you made... not into the top of the beginning chain. We will be ignoring the two beginning chains... these chains will only serve to fill in the little space you normally see when you join rounds... thereby, helping make the seam invisible.


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Re: Crochet Daisy Afghan

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Very cute!
Cynthia Bailey-Rug




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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
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For years my husband, Tim, and I had complained bitterly about the lack of sidewalks in our small town, observing often that if only we had sidewalks, we would walk daily and become models of fitness. So we were thrilled when a community sidewalk project was announced, and watched eagerly as paving neared completion.
Then wishful thinking and reality collided.

"Well, dear," Tim said. "What'll we use as an excuse for not walking now?"


Giving a sermon one Sunday, I heard two teenage girls in the back giggling and disturbing people. I interrupted my sermon and announced sternly, "There are two of you here who have not heard a word I've said." That quieted them down. When the service was over, I went to greet people at the front door. Three adults apologized for going to sleep in church, promising it would never happen again.


My sister Candice's husband drove right into a radar trap.
And because Candice was following him in her car, the police officer nabbed her too.

After the officer had written up one ticket, he approached Candice. Her defense was that she was merely following her husband. When that appeal failed, she tried another tack:
"Do you give family discounts?"


Mikey went door to door trick or treating for the first time this Halloween. At every stop Mom and Dad would ask, "What do you say?"

And he would reply, "Trick or treat."

A few days later Mikey was in the kitchen and he asked for some juice. His mom wanted him to say please, so she asked, "What do you say?"

He replied proudly, "Trick or treat!"


A five-year-old boy surprised his father one day by saying, "I guess I'll go outdoors and play ball with God."

"Tell me, how do you play ball with God?" asked the father.

"Oh, it's not hard at all," said the boys. "I just throw the ball up and God throws it back down to me."


When my son, Billy, was about three years old, we would practice spelling out words as we traveled in the car. One day, we were driving on the highway on the way to see his grandmother. I thought I would do a little quizzing and asked him about the word on the vehicle in front of us. He sounded out the letters, "F....O....R....D!"
"Terrific!" I said. "Now, what does that spell?"
He grinned really wide and replied, "Pickup Truck!"


My son Ward owns a shiny green four-wheel-drive truck. He also owns a 110-pound black Labrador named Tony. On trips, the dog generally sits on a platform behind the driver's seat, resting his huge head on Ward's shoulder as they travel cheek-to-cheek. Ward did not give this cozy arrangement a second thought until the day he took Tony with him on a trip to Montana.

While listening to his CB radio, Ward overheard one trucker remark to another, "See the little green four-wheeler you're about to pass? When you go by him, take a good look – see if that's really a dog driving."


My boss had been trying to reach Mike, one of his plumbers, when it became apparent Mike had accidentally turned off his pager.

Suddenly the boss realized he had sent Mike on a call to an apartment building where his own sister lived.

When Mike returned to the office, he said he felt he had been in the Twilight Zone: While working in the hallway, an attractive lady whom he had never seen before opened her apartment door and said: "Mike? It's for you."


Lilly, 4, was spending the weekend at the home of her grandparents. Her grandfather was trying to organize his home office, but she kept coming in, asking him to play with her. Finally, he took her into her guest room, handed her a storybook he knew she remembered by heart, and told her to read her Aurora doll the story. Dennis figured it would take her 15 minutes. Two minutes later Lilly was back in his office wanting to play.
Dennis said, "I thought you were going to read your doll a story."
She shook her head and said, "Aurora was naughty. She's in a time out, so I came to play with you."


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?'"


"What do you have to do to become a doctor?" my six-year-old granddaughter once asked.

Her dad, seeing an opportunity, said, "You have to do extremely well in school, take a lot of math and science, get into an
excellent college, make the highest grades possible, and then go to med school, and follow that with an internship. Then you can start your own practice. Honey, as smart as you are, you can be anything you want to be."

Erin gave all this a moment's thought and then asked, "What do
you have to do to be queen?"



Several days ago as I left a meeting at our church, I desperately gave myself a personal TSA pat down. I was looking for my keys. They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing.

Suddenly I realized, I must have left them in the car. Frantically, I headed for the parking lot. My wife, Diane, has scolded me many times for leaving the keys in the ignition. My theory is the ignition is the best place not to lose them. Her theory is that the car will be stolen. As I burst through the doors of the church, I came to a terrifying conclusion. Her theory was right. The parking lot was empty.

I immediately call the police. I gave them my location, confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and that it had been stolen. Then I made the most difficult call of all, "Honey," I stammered. I always call her "honey" in times like these. "I left my keys in the car, and it has been stolen."

There was a period of silence. I thought the call had been dropped, but then I heard Diane's voice. "Ken" she barked, "I dropped you off!"

Now it was my time to be silent. Embarrassed, I said, "Well, come and get me."

Diane retorted, "I will, as soon as I can convince this policeman that I did not steal your car!!!"






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