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lindamry

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About lindamry

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 09/26/1965

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Linda
  • Short bio
    I live with my DH and 10 yoDS. I crochet and have tried most crafts that don't cost a lot.
  • Location
    Seattle, WA, USA
  • Hobbies
    Crochet, knit, jewelry making, reading.
  • Occupation
    Personal assistant.
  • Favorite hook type
    Wood
  • Favorite projects
    Right now afghans, mostly anything that doesn't need seaming.
  • Crocheting since...
    Since about 1975.
  1. I hear ya. I've been taking too many sleeping pills lately. Last night I managed to sleep without a pill, but I ended up having to get up and change my nightgown (darn nightsweats). Anyway, Hi back to all you nice gals! I'm almost finished with a rose afghan for a friend. I'll show you all a picture when I get it done. . . Then back to my BB! Linda Y
  2. Linda Bee, Take care of yourself, and it does sound to me like a visit to the doc is in order. You don't want to mess around when it comes to breathing. . . Keep warm and let us know how it goes. . . Well, I've figured out finally that it goes faster if I only sew a quarter of a block together at a time instead of the whole dang thing. I think it took me about a month to get the last block sewed together and one night to do a quarter of a block. I'm working on my fourth block now for the Blackford's Beauty and the second pillow. Take care everyone! Linda Y
  3. Yeah, what she said! I'm here as well, but have been way busy with work lately. It's hard to keep up with ya'll when I've been working six days a week. Maybe this next week will be a little calmer. . . I'm almost done with the fourth block of my Blackford's Beauty. Maybe I'll have the whole ghan done in another year or two. Anyway, take care everyone! Linda Y
  4. I definitely like the mattress stitch, but it takes a little longer to do than whipstitch and is harder to take out if you make an error. Britt, you've been approved for the Seattle Crochet Guild group. I probably won't be able to make it to the September meeting but should be there for the October meeting. Cara, sorry to hear about the headache waking you up, I've had that happen before, too. Not fun. Julie, are you feeling better today? Were you able to get some sleep last night? Take care everyone! Linda Y
  5. Hiya! Britt, here's my favorite joining method for getting it to look almost the same on the front and back: http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/joining_squares.htm#mattress. I just use white to put the squares together and you mostly can't see the joining on the back and not at all on the front. Good luck! Welcome to the new gals! I'm in Seattle as well. I'm a member of the Seattle Crochet Guild. We usually meet on the fourth Sunday of the month in Greenwood. Here's the yahoo group site if you want to check it out: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crochetguildseattle/. We have a lot of fun and you're welcome to join us no matter what your skill level is. Julie, I hope you are feeling better. Migraines stink, especially when you've got other things going on, too. Tabby! Welcome back! You've definitely been missed! Take care everyone, Linda Y
  6. I know what you mean, I have a tendency to make the square or item and then post asking for the address to send it to. That way if something comes up and I don't get it finished I haven't promised anyway. If it takes me too long and the charity CAL is over by the time I'm done there's almost always another one you can give it to. Linda Y
  7. When you start sewing the squares together they will look a lot more square. Sometimes tugging on the corners helps, too. You can do this! Linda Y
  8. Cara and Wendy--I hope you both feel better soon. Cara--The Baby Blocks is just beautiful! What are you going to do next? Well, after the Navajo for Big Daddy. I'm almost done with the third block on my Blackford's Beauty! I'm just plugging along. Last night I finished a straight ripple for a friend and I'm actually working on two other afghans besides the one for this CAL. I hope everyone has a good day! Take care, Linda Y
  9. It's not too bad if you weave in the tails as you go. I usually crochet from one to five squares and then weave in the tails before making more. Sewing them together isn't too bad either. I tend to pretty much sew the squares on as I go along, too. I'll make the squares for one row and sew that on then make the squares for another row. (Sometimes I just get going on squares and don't sew them together right away. . .) Anyway, doing the weaving and sewing as I go along keeps me from feeling overwhelmed. It also keeps me from procrastinating on the part that isn't as fun as the crocheting. Cara's quilts sure are fun and pretty! You should pick one of the smaller ones and give it a try. You could even do a small one for a pillow. . . Linda Y
  10. For once I was having a hard time keeping the secret. I was also having a hard time not bugging Heather with: "Is it done yet? Is it done yet?" I used to work in Human Resources and am used to keeping secrets. I just wanted you to have it NOW! Anyway, it was a pleasure to do my small part. Linda Y
  11. I think it would look lovely as a rug as long as the furniture was relatively subdued pattern wise. With mainly solid color furniture in colors that would go with the rug, pillows, and throws I think it would look great! Very warm and welcoming. Linda Y
  12. Morning Cara and Linda! Linda, if I were you I'd be looking for excuses to get out of the house today! That is definitely a noisy project. Hang in there! Linda Y
  13. Wow Julie! That looks absolutely beautiful! I love the colors. Linda Y
  14. Awwww, he's a keeper! Way to go on not smoking! Take care, Linda Y
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