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"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm ...
As you grow older you will discover that you
have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. " Audrey Hepburn
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Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Ok so I have tons of new yarn to share. Can you tell I love purple???
I am listening to the new Podcast on Cochetville. It is fantastic and if you have not heard it I highly recommend that you listen to it and join up with Crochetville! Be sure to go to www.Crochetville.org or click on the link on this blog.
Now for some news on my new groups. I have been busy starting some new groups that I feel will be a lot of fun and great experience in meeting new stitching friends and joining others in crochet alongs, swaps, and exchanges. Be sure to check out the links on this page or go to MSN groups for a great knit and crochet group of ladies! go to: Both of these groups are new and I am encouraging everyone to join if they love to crochet as I do. I am also excited to tell you about a Pen Pal group that in a short period of 1 week has grown so fast. The members love it and chat everyday on the message board. If you love to talk with other crafty people, or are looking for a Pen Pal then this is the group for you.
Oh.... I almost forgot my other hobby that I love just as much as I love to crochet. Its reading! Yup, I started a book group and I have some exciting exchanges, book swaps, Altered book round robins, and more coming up soon. So check out the group and join up now to get in on the fun! Go to:http://groups.msn.com/BookandBookmarkSwapGroup/_whatsnew.msnwNow I have just started to read "The Christmas Letters" by my favorite author Debbie Macomber. I just love reading her books, anyways, it is a fun read and I am enjoying the book. I also learned from a personal email conversation I had with Debbie last week that she is doing a book signing in San Jose and Sacramento for BACK ON BLOSSOM STREET during the 2nd week of June this year. I will definitly be there to meet Debbie. Funny story... I want to share with all of you. I was mistaken for her at a yarn shop I visited when the owner said to me, "oh yes" she remembered me, but that I had changed my hair? Another customer said, "oh yes you are the writer, but your was dark before?" I looked at both of them and looked confused when the owner, Candy, said "Oh my, your not the writer Debbie, your Debb from the knitting group." We all laughed and I couldn't wait to get home to look at Debbie's book, and sure enough.... change my blonde hair to brown and I could be Debbie Macomber's sister. So... I emailed and told Debbie and she said she looks forward to meeting me [her half-twin] at her next signing in June. So.... yes I will be there!Well that is about all today...Take Care to all and happy stitching!!!
Here is part of my village I set up every year. This year I got the Fire house that is in the top corner and it blinks off and on and has 4 firemen figures. Who else has villages out there they would like to share photos with? I love building it every year and next year I plan to add a train.
This is part of my SPE gift I got from the Secret Pal Exchange [SPE] in December. You can't see it in the picture, but every hook has an engraving of a woed, Peace, Bless, Joy, and Love. Marie made this holder. Isn't it just beautiful? I want to thank her again for her beautiful gifts! You sure did spoil me Marie. And the felted stocking below was a real surprise. Didn't she do a grat job? I will hang it up every year!
This is one of my newer projects. It is my red purse tote. I have it laid out flat and I am not finished with it yet, but it will be folded in half and I will add a handle and line it. I used Boa yarn and Peaches n Cream red yarn and used a new "fan" stitch to get the design on this one!
Here's a purple "hobo" bag I just designed with its trimmings, I cannot decide yet which ones I want to use. I have the top rolled down, but I will probably keep it up for the handle to weave through. There are several flowal designs that I used all the way around. Every other one is sparkle yarn and plain purple.