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About Minerva76

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  1. Ooooh...lovin' the scrappy idea. Hadn't thought of that. I desperately need to use up some leftovers. Thanks for the idea!
  2. Hey gang...sorry I've been AWOL. My main new year resolution is to pay off some debt, so I've been focusing on The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey (fascinating book, by the way). Now that I have my budget and things in place, I can sit down to crochet again. I did my weekly weigh-in today, and I can happily report that I'm down 5 pounds! It might be just a fluke, but I'll take what I can get! Now, I can officially get started on my squares.
  3. Well, I think I've decided on a 63 squares afghan. I'm going to do one square for every pound I lose. I have no idea what colors yet...we don't have much of a yarn selection around here, so I'm going to have to decide that when I can make a road trip to a yarn store. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.
  4. I am definitely in. I, too, have recently joined Weight Watchers and am in need of a little motivation. I'm not sure what pattern I will do yet...maybe one of the 63 squares afghans. I started that once, but had a devil of a time getting all the squares the sames size. I may just pick some other squares to fill in, but I'm thinking 63 is a good number. Or maybe something reminiscent of an Amish quilt. I dunno...gotta think about it. I plan to go through all of my crochet stuff and organize it. I have the next two weeks off from work, so it will be a great time to do it. Do we hav
  5. Hi, all. Long time, no see.... Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I finished another one. This one is in burgundy and soft white (RHSS). Haven't had a chance to take a pic of it yet, but I'll try to do that tonight. I'm thinking of starting another one...they'd make great Christmas presents. Is anyone else currently working on one?
  6. OOH! Thanks so much for posting these pics. I've been looking for a pattern for a wedding gift. For some odd reason, I never thought of a RR. The bride chose almost exactly those colors for her wedding. Would you mind if I borrowed your color scheme?
  7. Rose--just noticed the link to my pics in the first post...my 'ghan is actually dark plum, not black. I'll try to get a pic that shows the true colors and edit the post.
  8. Mel, it's not a true variegated yarn, but something that might work is Bernat Baby Coordinates Sweet Stripes in strawberry stripe. You can see what it looks like in the link below...the striped blanket on the lower left is made with it. http://www.bernat.com/home/babyroom.html Hope everyone is doing well. Thinking about starting another RR. Did anyone ever figure out how to convert it to a tree skirt? Mindy
  9. I'm thinking of making a flannelghan for some coworkers who are getting married (she works in the library, and it works in the I.T. department). Any suggestions for colors?
  10. IT'S FINISHED!!! I took the pics with my camera, so the colors aren't quite right, but you get the idea. I think, next time, I'll do 7 strips instead of 5, so it will be a bit wider. clickable clickable
  11. Hey, Rose...love the pattern! Already sent you an email! :-) Mindy
  12. Well, all the strips are sewn together.... I've got to learn how to attach them some other way. I've discovered that I really despise whipstitching.... Anyway, all I have left is the border, which I plan to do during my lunch break. Everyone who's seen it is in love, and several have asked for the pattern. Hopefully, we'll get a few new people on the thread. :-) I've already got plans for at least two more, possibly seven or eight. Heaven help me..... It's just that they're so pretty and warm and QUICK. I think I could do a few more before Christmas (but I'll make sure I have al
  13. Finished the last strip during my lunch break! Heading home shortly to start sewing them together. Mindy
  14. Hey all....long time, no see. I had to stop working on my flannelghan back in July because I'd run out of one color of yarn and could not find any more anywhere. I've been hunting through yarn stores in three states and couldn't find it. Eventually found a lady on ebay who was selling it in lots of 12 skeins, but I didn't need that much. Two or three would have been plenty. So, I just put it away for a while, not wanting to admit that all was lost and frog it. Well, on Friday, one of my friends suggested going to a discount store about 30 minutes away to look for it. I told her the
  15. Well, I have to say, I'm glad it's not just me. I'm having to stay with my Gran for the next two weeks and commute back and forth to work. She had to give me money for gas, 'cause it's so blasted expensive. I live a block away from work, so I can just walk to and from work, usually. This commuting thing is for the birds! And, since this is a flannelghan thread, my progress has halted because I've run out of yarn and nobody in this county and the surrounding 5 counties has the RHSS dark plum. Ugh. I suppose I'm going to have to look online and pay a fortune for shipping.... Anyway
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