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About CrochetAmore

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  • Birthday 08/19/1965

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    April Moreland
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  • Short bio
    My name is April and I am a crochet designer living in NE Ohio. My design style is rather diverse. I enjoy making everything from afghans to amigurumi, purses to potholders, and more. I am always working to create new and unique designs.

    My patterns can be found on the web in my ravelry shop under the name crochetamore, in my craftsy shop under the name Crochet Amore, or on my website; www.crochetamore.com
  • Location
    NE Ohio
  • Hobbies
    crochet, knit, most needlecrafts in general
  • Occupation
    Crochet Designer
  • Favorite projects
    Afghans, purses/totes, dishcloths, potholders, amigurumi.
  • Crocheting since...
    Since 1975
  1. Too cute! Thank you for the link. I may end up making this one of these days.
  2. I honestly don't think I could handle working on only one thing at a time. That's just not something my brain can grasp. I have to admit, I do admire people who can do that though. Same thing goes for buying new yarn. The concept of only buying enough for one project at a time... I have so many WIPS I literally cannot count them all. I recently moved and was a little surprised, but not altogether shocked, that I packed no less than 4 boxes of nothing but projects in various stages of completion. And that didn't count the 6 or 7 projects that I keep by my "crocheting chair" at any given t
  3. There are all sorts of things that I know how to do. I can knit, embroider, needlepoint, plastic canvas, latch hook, macrame. I can do counted cross stitch, sewing, quilting, polymer clay scrapbooking, screen printing, beading, applique. I've done simple painting projects, I've made all different kinds of suncatchers (painted, beaded, crocheted, woven, etc..), I've made dream catchers (including the intricate 3D ones), I've wire wrapped semi precious stones to make a pendant. But these days I pretty much only crochet. It's what I enjoy most and It's the best medium I have found to express
  4. I'll let you know when I get some of the motifs done. I have several projects I'm trying to finish up and get in the mail this week, so hopefully this weekend. I like you're sayings too... especially "Hooking for Health!" I couldn't agree more! I'm off to a slow start, but I'm hanging in there. I truly need to get motivated with the exercise! That's gonna be what it's all about for me... the dieting just isn't doing it
  5. Way to go! Congrats on stepping off that plateau I wouldn't mind testing a couple of short rows for you... I'm wondering how it would look as a bag...
  6. I hope you are feeling better soon! Several years ago my mother's doctor told her not to try to diet AND quit smoking at the same time. Surprisingly, he suggested the weight loss first, then work on the smoking... anything else is just torturing yourself...
  7. I agree Tia, I'm finally starting to buckle down myself. I had a bowl of weight control oatmeal (high fiber/low sugar) this morning with some banana sliced into it, and I actually enjoyed it Everyone here has really given me the motivation to get back on track. I'm slowly making my way through the south beach book, but I do plan to follow it, at least for a while. I'm so happy for you that hubby is supportive! That is so important to success Hmmm... motto suggestions? Here are a couple of nice quotes: "You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failu
  8. Oooh that is so pretty. The kitties are very cute too!
  9. WooHoo! Congrats on the 5 lbs!! Way to go! I started reading the SB book. It looks like it's going to be very helpful. There is alot of good info in there. More than just about the diet. Lots of tips on becoming heart healthy.
  10. Don't feel bad. I'm right there with you! I weighed in this morning and have only lost .2 lbs in the past week. So 1/5th of a lb... 10 yo yos per lb... that means I can make 2 yoyos. LMBO!
  11. Way to go Gardener, Ally, and Tia!! Woohoo!
  12. I have to be careful about the salt intake because of health conditions... but I shouldn't be eating the crackers anyway! LOL I do love my bread though... it's a good thing I like whole wheat. I always look for the one with the highest fiber content and buy that one. I still try to eat it in moderation. Thanks for the tip about the sour cream. I'll have to give that one a try.
  13. That's too funny! I'm the same way... I'm a total wimp when it comes to spicy foods. I usually have to add 2 tblsp to please everyone else, but I'd be much happier with just a dash! LOL Edit to say: I've heard though, that spicy foods are supposed to help your body burn more fat... don't know how true that is...
  14. Wow, that sounds awesome and does look healthy! I was just thinking earlier that I'd love some chili but wondered if it would be bad... It's the sodium in the commercial soups that get you. So if I don't eat this with the ton of crackers that I usually have when I eat chili this will be quite healthy with all the veggies.
  15. Congrats to everyone who lost this week! I definately need to get into gear with the exercise. I've tried to eat a little more healthy, but I had already cut alot of the sugar and fats out of my diet, so there wasn't really too much more to do in that respect other than try to eat less. (A major accomplishment for me!) I did score an awesome deal at Walmart today though. I happened to spot the South Beach book as I was walking past a book display. It was only 5 bucks so I grabbed it and have been skimming through it. It's the one that's geared toward a heart healthy diet, which is exa
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