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About sandra2469

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  • Birthday 10/06/1969

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    reading, writing, crochet
  • Occupation
    Freelance Writer
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  • Favorite projects
    blankets, doll dresses, doilies
  • Crocheting since...
  1. I sent you a PM - I think they'd be lovely! Thanks! Sandra
  2. Liz, It's probably not too large - they can give it to someone who is either bedridden and needs an extra blanket or they can give it to someone who is ambulatory and can curl up on the couch with it while watching TV. From what my co-worker tells me, the nursing home has a fairly active group of people and a few of them are in the ones they have adopted. Thanks so much, Liz. I'll pm you with my address for mailing and post pictures of everything I put together or receive. Sandra
  3. Susan, Thank you so much! I was trying to stay with neutral colors like yellow, green, blue, red, etc. that way they would work for both males and females. Thanks again, Sandra
  4. Somewhere I read that vinegar would also change the PH of water and help felt items better. I wash everything with vinegar anyway, so I don't know how my felting would turn out if it were left out of the wash.
  5. This is my first request, so I hope I'm posting this correctly. A co-worker and I are making a total of 15 lapghans to give to nursing home residents that have been adopted by my co-worker's church at Christmas. I am horribly allergic to acrylic and can only crochet with it for a short period of time before I start to break out in welts/hives. Unfortunately it's the only yarn I can afford in the quantities I need to make these lapghans. My co-worker crochets beautifully, but she is much slower than I am. I am willing to sew together squares if you'd like to make them. 8" and 12" squares would make the perfect size and would be the fastest ones for me to sew together. If you want to make a full sized ghan, we are looking for them to be sized about 3' x 3 ' - this is size that fits best with those who are wheelchair bound according to the nursing home. They also work well for those who are ambulatory but want to stay warm while they sit and watch television. I need all squares sent to me no later than December 1st to give me time to piece them together. If you are donating a full lapghan, please ship those no later than December 10th. This will give us time to gather the donations and get them to the church in time for the party. If you would like to donate, please PM me for details. I'll acknowledge all donations in this thread as well as through a PM. Thanks so much! Sandra
  6. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I haven't worked with thread much, but I do miss it. Maybe when I get some of my other projects out of the way this spring, I can get some thread work done again.
  7. I've never crocheted with suede before, but since Lion Brand has had such a great sale lately at Michaels, I decided to try it. I'm almost finished with a pretty clutch purse, but the flap isn't working as well as I'd like it. Here's what I've done: Single crochet only and then reduced by 1 on each row until it was long enough to put in a pretty button for a closure. Then I am adding a simple scallop to the edge. Here's the problem: I am noticing a tendence for the flap to curl under or up - depending on the side of the flap. Can you block suede to take out the curl? If not, will changing the number of reductions take out this curl or make it less noticeable? I really want to put this up for sale on Etsy, but it's got to be perfect - and I'm not ready to deem this one ready for sale because of the curl. Any ideas?
  8. My crochet resolutions are: 1. Open my Etsy store in January - I'm already researching & just need to get it finished up & ready to open. 2. Crochet afghans for my 4 nephews who didn't get them this year for Christmas. 3. Crochet gifts for Christmas to keep expenses down. I did it in 2009 & it worked really well & everyone loved their gifts! 4. Organize my crochet items, including separating by type of yarn, color, etc. I'm really disorganized, so I'm surprised I get anything finished. This goes hand-in-hand with #1. That's enough to keep me busy for now
  9. Thanks for the ideas - I've got some beautiful buttons that would dress it up on a purse. I also have a really pretty scarf pattern that would work well too. Anyone else?
  10. I purchased some discontinued Berroco Lullaby Suede - just over 750 yards of it - in a beautiful white color. Now I'm looking for ideas on what to make with it. I'm opening my Etsy store in January & I'd like to put the finished product in the store. Anyone?
  11. sandra2469

    Ark Afghan

    Beautiful! That's one of my favorite baby blankets & I've got another grandniece or nephew coming next year. I'm planning to make one for the occasion. Thank you for sharing.
  12. My only resolution so far is to get my Etsy store up & running. I have been toying with the idea for several months, but I've put it off for various reasons. I'm almost ready, though. I'm just letting the holidays pass before I get everything together to get started. I'm definitely looking forward to 2010!
  13. I voted yes, but honestly, I don't love them. They're functional & I do use them for specific projects. Most people who see my work are amazed at them, so I get plenty of compliments. I guess they have their place & for that reason, I'll keep doing them from time to time. I don't mind weaving the ends, but I get bored with joining, so I wait until the last minute & then do it all at once so I can get it over with.
  14. Stunning! Great job & love your color choices.
  15. Too bad...some of my favorites came from their site.
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