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  1. Lyn hope they peter out soon. I hate those evenings watching the weather coverage of all the storms.
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    Crochet Strawberry

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    Hi, everyone

    Welcome. Glad you joined us. We love to see photos of everyone's work. I hope you Join in on some of the CALs so we get to know you better.
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    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Denise the Rav group does many projects for Pine Ridge centered around bags. They often work together with one person making bags and others filling them with make up, hygiene products, small toys, etc. One year one of our fellow 'villers crocheted little pouches and added a small box of crayons for children at one of the PRR shelters. I think your bags would be a big hit because they are cute, the bag would be their very own plus they can put their things in them. The shelter might even use them to put maybe a toothbrush and tooth paste in them before handing them out. They just posted this link about the need for bags at PRR from another group that they work with. I cant begin to tell you how sorry I am that you lost Pooh. Finished another granny stripe for Project Linus. The orange is really brighter than in the first picture.
  5. Katy perfect use of the bracelets. Glad to see Holly, Carole, and Carol After some sticky sort of hot days it has cooled back down. House got warm enough for a few days the ac would have kicked on if we had switched it over. Now its cooled off enough the heat has been kicking on. Yesterday Dh was forced to start a project he didnt get to before winter set in. Made for another tense day but we got thru it. We had a plan and most of the parts but were just waiting for warmer dryer weather. Should be finish shortly. Cant believe its Easter. I didnt make it to the stores to see any of the Easter stuff for sale (I like to look even though not buying) or to grab any jelly beans for my jelly bean dispenser. I love jelly beans and love making that little bird poop them out. Planning on going to my sis's house Sun. Last year we didnt get to go because the roads got slick. Yesterday I started trying to grab things to throw away or haul off. I have old clothes, boots, and shoes that I wear for dirty work out here but its a little too early to toss them yet. I sort of have lists going in my mind of things I really want to keep if I can. I just tell myself I have so much and there are people who have lost everything from fires, tornadoes, floods, etc. In my case I get a choice in what goes. I think I am starting to get somewhere on the Medicare front. I am really thinking the best thing for us is to only sign up for A and keep our current insurance but need to check into a couple more things there. Last fall I learned what used to be a major hospital in the area was converting to primarily taking care of seniors. Now the odd thing was hearing they lost or gave up their Medicare accreditation.
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    Pattern Re-Creation Help

    To me it feels a lot like a c2c (corner to corner) afghan. https://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/crochet-corner-corner-throw# https://www.1dogwoof.com/9-corner-to-corner-crochet-pictorials-for-beginners-c2c/ But on your afghan it looks like they worked dc into the actual chains instead of chain 3 space as directed in the patterns
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    Hello everyone!

    Welcome to the 'ville. We love seeing what people make and you have made some very cute things. Thank you for sharing your patterns. Hoping to see you around so we can get to know you better.
  8. Mary Jo we are too used to shaking our heads and saying maybe next year. If we can afford it this would be the place I really want to move to. It would be a matter of selecting an available unit. I liked units we looked at yesterday but might have to go with a smaller cheaper one. They have all kinds of units from studio apartments to houses. We looked at 4 plexes yesterday 2 with garages one without. I have so much stuff to get rid of I dont know where to start. The campus is across from a mall with Target, Lowe's, Michael's, Kohls and more. Its close to my sisters and niece. They have free transportation to the mall, Aldi, nearby major hospital /drs building. They have another transport service that you would pay for if you need it to other places. The campus has restaurants. Part of your monthly fee are food credits at them. I have not seen the new aquatic center. If we make it in its guaranteed home for life. Basically I look at it like we really only need a place to sleep at night because you can roam the whole campus.
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    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Denise I really love your bag. I would think they would be popular and practical with kids at a shelter. I belong to the Ravelry group For the Children of Pine Ridge and bags of any sort seem to be a popular item at most any of the shelters they help. Sorry that new knitting machine isnt working out. Is it too late to return it?
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    Hi everyone!

    Welcome to the 'ville. I too find crocheting to be very therapeutic. I mostly like to crochet small projects like hotpads and scarves. I tend to make granny squares and put them together join as you go on the last rounds. I have learned the hard way I must count stitches at the end of every row or else I will be sorry. I have made a couple of granny stripe afghans and which havent required as much counting because its visually obvious. The hardest part has been getting the right number of starting chains and I get around that by making xtra chains and then undoing the ones I didnt use. Here is the link to the pattern I used. https://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/granny-stripe.html
  11. Katy I can tell from my browsing history that the name of the missing thread was Granny Squares and Chatty Friends 2019 I think as long as people see Granny Squares they will figure it out. Lyn I saw your post about working on those last 10 nests before the thread disappeared. My problem has always been getting my hook into the stitch because it was so tight and making it back out with all three strands. Mary Jo I checked and was sorry to see your hockey team is out. I dont like it when the Chiefs look too good to be true or when they are the odds maker heavy favorites. Today we spent 4 hours at the place I would prefer to move to when we move. Its been my dream place to move to ever since they built it like 45 years ago. Guess we will see how things work out. We looked at some places and we really liked one enough that we signed up to be notified if the people back out on it. Yesterday dh ONCE AGAIN buried the lawn tractor in mud and we had to wench and push it out accompanied by basically a childish temper tantrum and its my fault cause we havent moved. On a positive we now have the documentation to prove that they did screw up their paperwork for dh's retirement. Our lawyer says they made a horrible mistake and its a shame it has to go thru court to have them fix it. And I guess there is a chance the judge still might not rule in our favor. And the phone is ringing off the wall with medicare vultures after dh. My policy is to treat all phone calls as scams.
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    Hello, Crochetville

    Welcome to Crochetville! We love seeing what everyone is making. Your shells are beautiful
  13. Guess the thread is now lost in the depths of cyberhell along with all those missing posts. I just dont know about this place. Last week there were two days I got error codes when uploading photos. Yesterday I was getting a message about streaming saying things might not load. Then there are those that cant log in.
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    Thank You FGM

    Thank you to my VA FGM for the Easter card and the "note".
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    teal shawl

    I have been looking through shawl patterns and finding very few that I really like. I really really like yours.
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    teal shawl

    Wow! It is gorgeous. I love it---- color, shape, and ruffle. If you can you should really write it down. Its a winner.
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    Baby blanket help

    It looks very nice in your color and yarn selection.
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    Our House (Part Three)

    Judy another lovely afghan. Mary glad to hear the worst of the storms missed you. Cindy sorry about the snow. They had said we were going to get rain with a snowflake or two but it never rained. Mona hope you have a good week and most definitely do not catch that flu bug.
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    Our House (Part Three)

    With a little help from Zelda this is how my niece announced she was getting married in Oct. I imagine it will be interesting. Sounds like they want the ceremony outside at the place they are buying. I suspect Zelda will be in it and wondering if they both will wear their uniforms. Hers is very unflattering especially the hat.
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    Question Solved...I think

    Looks like it works and as long as you are happy with it is all that matters. I often tweak patterns because I didnt like something about the way my work looked.
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    Ordering on etsy

    If you decide to purchase the pattern and make the beanie we would love to see it.
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    I have a question

    I think it is telling you to do something similiar to what is done in this hotpad. http://stitcheryprojects.com/2010/08/15/the-best-crocheted-potholder/
  23. So sorry. I will keep you all in my prayers.