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About HappyOldCro

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  • Birthday 05/27/1943

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    Born in NY, lived on both coasts, retired inland
  • Location
    South Central PA
  • Hobbies
    Crochet, sewing, most needlework arts and fixing up old dolls
  • Occupation
    Retired from retailing and the Government
  • Favorite projects
    Afghans, doilies, purses, baby and doll clothes
  • Crocheting since...
    since 1950

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  1. Nie ma za co or for some it is "prosze"....
  2. Moje gratulacje Anna, and Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!
  3. Wow, a new trick, thanks for the link and I will definitely try it for my next joining.
  4. Wow, you are a real Pillow Pro. These are so sweet!!!
  5. Very nice and a great addition to the Crochetville growth chart....
  6. Same here, but if you want a neater join, you should try the russian join
  7. I believe all craft is an art in it's own right. Just like furniture, clothing and any other creation can be and often is considered art. If you look up the definition of art, it is the creation of or works of beauty and thought provoking items beyond the ordinary. Craft is defined as the ability to create both decorative and also practical items by hand. They both involve creativity only art takes it beyond the everyday. A blouse is a blouse but haute couture is high sewing or high fashion considered an art. It is a fine line, but like the saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" so it is with art. A factory made piece of lace to me is not art, but work (like Kathy's) is most definitely art. I define the ability to crochet as a craft, but the finished product is undeniably art.
  8. Absolutely lovely...You should be very proud of your accomplishment... All of our ancestral crocheters are smiling from ear to ear...
  9. My calendar arrived and will be very appreciated by grand kids....Thank you so much.
  10. Received my stocking kit a few days ago, but have been so wrapped up in family things that haven't had a chance to say thank you. Just lovely and very needed with the Holidays closing in fast...
  11. The closest LYS is small, dedicated mostly to knitting and I don't feel welcome. I get such a warm feeling when browsing the aisles at AC Moore or Michael's and wind up chatting with another needlework person who is also browsing. We ask each other questions and gab about our projects. As for being cheap, that isn't me. Once I get into the yarn section, the budget is shot even before I touch the yarn. I think the fact that most of us do alot of charity work we are more frugal in the yarn we buy as we deal in quantity and use a lot of scraps.
  12. Price hasn't stopped me, although I have a strict budget, if the item "talks" to me and is something unique that I really want to purchase, I will do so. Having been crocheting for many, many years (before on line patterns) I do have a large pattern collection that I refer to regularly. I find lately that I tend to purchase patterns that are older or reprinted books of some of the old designs I do not have. I do purchase mainly mags and books that have many patterns in various textiles and categories as I do work in thread as well as different weights of yarn. I wish there was more available patterns today for sport weight yarn as it drapes and feels so nice. I lean towards doilies, afghans, purses, baby clothing and unsized adult wear for purchase habits. Adult wearable patterns are easy to come by on line but require more personalized fittings (meaning lots of notes in margins, lol) and the styles tend to change so much that purchasing them means hoping they stay in style.
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