Avon Lady

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About Avon Lady

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  • Birthday 09/21/1944

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  • Real Name
    Collette
  • Biography
    Small town girl, married to a terrific guy for over 47 years!
  • Location
    Vincennes, in southwestern Indiana
  • Interests
    crochet, reading, collecting antiques
  • Occupation
    Retired TA, Avon Lady since 1999, now teaching crochet class at our local Senior Center
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    Since about 1965
  • Favorite things to crochet
    afghans, scarves, shawls, bags

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  1. These are just gorgeous, Veronika!! I'm so happy for you!!!!
  2. Yes!! The only desserts at a Chinese buffet that I like are the coconut macaroons! The others are too bland to suit me!
  3. Did you mean to include a picture? You can always google "solid granny square patterns" online. That should give you patterns.
  4. There's no such thing as "too much yarn"!!!
  5. When I started my club, back in May of 2010, we had good attendance--10 to 12 each week. But as the years rolled on, people quit, or passed away, or got arthritis so bad they couldn't work any longer! Now we have just 4 of us who come every time! Oh, every now or then, we'll get someone new, but they don't seem to last as long as in years past! Sad.....
  6. These are adorable! Thank you for sharing your pattern!! My club will make some of these for our customers!!
  7. Boy! Does this ever sound familiar!!! We have two old vehicles that are nearly worn out! My DH's old Ford Windstar Van has many (TOO many!) serious illnesses-- the Air Conditioner no longer works, and the right side window does NOT roll down! (Can you say HOT?) The dashboard instruments run wild, and don't light up anymore. These problems can't be fixed! My old '99 Nissan Sentra is fairing a little better, thank heaven! The air works (although I noticed today that it may need a bit more fluid...) The dashboard has NO lights, so if I drive it at night (which, thankfully, I don't need to!) I have to tape a light to the dash to read the speedometer, and any other indicators on the dash! And there is "something" (???) rattling around in the front end that needs attention.... But I only need my car 3 times a week, when I go to my crochet classes (I teach 3 different classes.), and they're all in the daytime! It would be nice to sin a new car, wouldn't it??!! Of course, then we'd have higher taxes on it!!!
  8. Here is a link to that pattern (12" square):

    http://dayna.tdgservices.com/ShowPattern.aspx?PatternID=47

    What are you planning to crochet using that pattern?

    Krys

     

    1. Avon Lady

      Avon Lady

      Hi, Krys!

      Thanks for sending the pattern to me!  I've been collecting patterns for squares for AGES--and I intend to make a blanket in various shades of white and off white.  I saw one once on Crochetville, and I was really impressed with it!  I originally intended to make a large bedspread, and enter it in our local County Fair.  But--with all my crochet class meetings and other crochet obligations (Our club, Froggers Crochet Club makes and donates afghans to various Veterans hospitals, and prayer shawls to our local Hospice), I haven't even made enough to do a small lapghan!  I have lots of beautiful patterns though, so, eventually, I'll get that done!  (I HOPE!!)  Thanks, again!

      Collette

    2. USpolishgirl

      USpolishgirl

      Hi Collette!,

      To make a large bedspread out of squares it takes a lot of time. Make one square per week or one per month. Someday you will get there......LOL

      You are very busy with all those clubs:)

      Keep up the good work.

      Krys

  9. Wish I could have helped you sew them together! Now that I've learned the invisible seam stitch, I even enjoy joining!! You did an exceptional beautiful job joining and edging, Mary Jo!
  10. I like all the crochet phrases in this thread! And--as I mentioned before--we named our crochet club "Froggers Crochet"! We really get a lot of comments about that name! Oh! By the way--welcome to Crochetville!!
  11. Crochetbug, I absolutely LOVE your blog!! The only complaint I have about it is that I don't have the time to read every single post on it!! (I'm too busy crocheting!!) I'll eventually get it all read, though--if I just keep reading some of it every day!! Keep on keepin' on!!
  12. Love your patriotic doll! And I adore the little baby in the crib beyond it! Precious!!!
  13. Wish I could have helped you sew them together! Now that I've learned the invisible seam stitch, I even enjoy joining!!
  14. Darn it, Katyallen! I was just catching up on posts that I'd missed, and saw yours above---and now I can't get that song out of my mind!!! Yes, it was the Carpenters--one of my favorites!!! Rainy days and Mondays always get me down .........
  15. Mary Jo, this is going to be beautiful! Oh! and thanks for sending the Angels Among Us video!!! Absolutely beautiful!!