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  1. That's beautiful! What pattern did you use? I'd love to make some...
  2. Thanks for your kind comments! Louise, I didn't use a pattern. I crocheted a really long rectangle - imagine starting at the top of one side, crocheting down to the bottom, across the bottom, and back up the other side. Then for each side, I joined at the bottom, and crocheted another rectangle at a right angle to the first, then sewed up the seams. Does that make sense? I wish I'd taken progress pictures, or at least measured before felting. Dragonfli, punch needle embroidery is closer to latch hooking than embroidery, but it's quicker than either. It comes out looking almost like terry cloth. You can search at michaels.com for punch needle, and it will give you more information.
  3. My 7 year old dd decided she was too old for her Winnie the Pooh dance bag, and wanted something a little more grown up, so this is what I came up with. I got some help from my mom with the lining, since I don't sew. The outside pocket I did with punch needle embroidery. Thanks for looking! Mary
  4. I'm a big fan of Terry Kimbrough patterns. They're less practical, perhaps, but so beautiful done in white. I made this one for a friend. At the time, I didn't know what she was having, but she's since had an ultrasound, and knows she's having a boy. Mary
  5. A friend of mine is having her first baby. This is sort of special for me - although I have two kids, she's the only other one of my high school group to have a baby. (And we're 40!) I've been waiting a while now! So I found out that she's bought this crib set, and I thought I'd try to crochet an afghan to match or complement it. I just went out and bought Caron SS in Bone, Autumn Red and Dark Country Blue (which I'll replace with Navy if I can find it). I've looked and looked, but I can't find a variegated color that I like to try to create the plaid square, but I think it'll be fine without that. Now I need to find a good patchwork type afghan pattern. I'd like one with a soft, light drape for a baby. Does anyone know of a pattern, or some squares, that might fit the bill? And what type of color arrangement should I try, keeping in mind I won't have the plaid square? Thanks for any help! Mary
  6. Lisa, it looks beautiful! I love her designs - I just finished one up a couple of weeks ago, and once I saw yours, I wanted to start another! Mary
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    Cupcake's Gecko

    I bought Cupcake's gecko pattern as soon as it was available, and grabbed some leftover thread and made one for my 8 yo son. He loves it, even though the gecko is blind - I didn't have any beads, and was too impatient to wait. I also made a snake for my daughter (her choice!) but it's somewhere in her room, and I'll have to wait for her to come home from school to take a picture. So here's my blind gecko: (clickable) Thanks for the pattern, Cupcake! Mary
  8. Thanks for the comments, everyone. I went through a long phase of starting but not finishing projects, so this felt really good to finish. The blanket is number 2 from "The Best of Terry Kimbrough Baby Afghans", called "Snuggle Up". I just used LB Baby Soft in white. It's not the most practical blanket, but I thought at least she should be able to wash it! I made it for a friend of mine that I've known since 4th grade, who recently found out she was pregnant with her first baby - at 41! I have two kids of my own, but out of all my school friends (high school AND college), she's the first and so far only one to have a baby. I've waited a long time for one of my friends to have a baby, so I'm really excited about it! Mary
  9. This is the first time I've done a Terry Kimbrough pattern, but it won't be the last. This is from Best of Terry Kimbrough's Baby Afghans - it was a lot of fun to make. Can't wait to give it to my friend! This is laid out on my dining room table (images are clickable): And this is my attempt to show the lovely drape it has: Thanks for looking! Mary
  10. I'm not a shawl, wrap, or poncho wearer - and I hardly ever wear scarves, and there are plenty of those patterns. On the other hand, I've rarely seen a basic tank or shell pattern that your average 40-something could wear. I love the jacket on the cover of the current Crochet! magazine - I may attempt that, though not in pink. I fell in love with Knitty's Tubey, and I may have to expand my knitting skills past basic knit and purl to make this. I wish it were possible to replicate something like this in crochet. Mary
  11. Thanks for the link! Strangely enough, I think I went to high school with her!
  12. If you have (or crochet for) babies, Candi Jensen's books are amazing! Candy Babies, Candy Blankets and Candy Tots have fantastic designs.
  13. Thanks, Katie. I'll keep an eye out for that book, although we don't have Hobby Lobbys around here. Mary
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    Tunisian Cable?

    I've been trying to teach myself Tunisian Crochet (because I don't have nearly enough to do!) and really like some of the results. I especially like the knit stitch. Now I'm trying to figure out cables, and I haven't got a clue. I saw the tutorial on BellaOnline, and I went through it a couple of times, and it's just not working out for me. No matter how loose I try to do it, it comes out tight and flat, and looks nothing like her example. Does anyone have any insight? Thanks, Mary
  15. I posted not long ago that I wanted a pattern for baby ugg boots, and someone pointed me to the book "Candy Babies". Here are the Ugg boots from there, using LB Suede. They're a gift for my niece's baby, but they're so cute I almost wish I had another baby of my own. Well, not quite, but... Mary
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