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momofboyz

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  1. Okay, I think I figured it out . After listening to the suggestions, I've come to realize that I'm just not pulling everything tight enough. I was ss everything, but it seems that whip stitching everything with a needle makes it come together a little easier. It also seems easier to control. I'm going to try and start everything fresh and see if I can get better results. I don't know if I'll get to it today or not, but I'm definitely not giving up on this yet.
  2. I know that I don't belong here, but I was lurking in the background, and I read about someone joining weight watchers. I have to say that I highly recommend that program. I joined last December, and I've now lost 60 pounds. I should make my goal weight this evening. I wish I had found you guys a long time ago because this is just an awesome idea. I wish you all well. Alicia
  3. Okay, I need some help already. LOL!!! I've have about 3/4 of one square put together, but my corners are coming out really sloppy. You can really see it in the picture. What am I doing wrong, and how do I fix it. I would love to have the crisp looking points like Skysmom has!!! Any input would be appreciated. This thing just looks messy!! By they way, my name is Alicia. I don't think I've introduced myself.
  4. Thank you all so much for all of the advice. After some careful consideration, I think I'm going to try one of the smaller baby quilts first. I still plan to do the angel, but I want to make sure that what I put together doesn't turn out horrible first. The quilt I picked out still has the bi-colored grannies in it, but I really want to learn to do these with success, so I thought it would be a good challenge. I'm working on getting some saltines done so that I can start to join them. I still think the joining is going to be the hardest part for me, but I'm not giving up, and I hope I don't drive y'all crazy with my questions. Anyway, I'll keep you posted on my progress, and if I can get one block done, I'll post a pic. Maybe after I clean house tomorrow I'll have a chance to crochet .
  5. I'm not really sure if I'm supposed to be posting in a CAL that I don't belong to, but I have a question about one of the afghan quilts that I thought y'all could answer. I hope this is okay. I just found the happy yellow house web site two days ago, and I'm in love. These crochet quilts are beyond awesome, and I couldn't help but try one. I decided to tackle the Make a Joyful Noise quilt (angel), and I was wondering how you choose what color to join everything in? Did you guys just choose one color and join everything, and if you did, did it show through bad to the front? Or did you join everything according to what color blocks you were working on? I think I'm going to try ss everything if I ever get enough blocks done, but I'm just not sure how to choose the right colors. If you guys could help me, I would really appreciate it. Any other advice would be apperciated too. I think I might be biting off more than I can chew with this whole thing. I've crocheted for a long time, but I'm still not very good. I just really want to make this quilt:yes.
  6. Thanks everyone. I really like it too. There is a candy bag in the same issue of Crochet Today, so I'm working on that right now. I'm hoping he can have the hand made afghan and candy bag for Halloween night!!
  7. I try to always wash my stuff but for what seems like a completely different reason than everyone else. I'm so paranoid about everything coming unraveled that I wash everything to make sure it holds together.
  8. This is really pretty. I think I would like to try a round ripple sometime soon. I've never done one of these before.
  9. I was just posting a reply to another topic when it made me remember something that happened to me. About a year ago, I was working on a granny square afghan and had it about 3/4 of the way finished when my three year old decided that he wanted to "help" mommy. While I was folding a load of clothes, he took a pair of scissors to my afghan and cut about 1/2 of the blocks up . Now mind you, he didn't think he was doing anything wrong, he just thought he was being helpful. He even brought me a couple of the blocks to show me how good of a job he did. He did get into trouble, but I just about threw up from all of those destroyed blocks. Having said all of this, I was just wondering if anything like this has ever happened to anyone else? Please tell me that I'm not alone in all of this LOL!!!
  10. This is awesome. My husband and I are building onto our house, and when we do, I get my own craft room. He gets tired of seeing quilt frames in the dining room, and yarn all over the rest of the house. Good idea with the book shelves.
  11. These are awesome!!!:cheer I would love to attempt something like this, but I don't know if I have it in me yet!! LOL!!
  12. Thanks everyone!! It was actually a really easy pattern, and I finished the whole thing in about one weekend. Of course my wrist and elbow was killing me after that, but I got it finished. I think I'm going to put it in a local craft show that we have here. I won first place with an afghan that I put in last year, and I'd like to win again. LOL!!! It's really hard to compete down there some years though. Some of those ladies are amazing at the things they can do. I guess is in their blood, and you can tell.
  13. I know that I'm new here, but I thought that I would share a picture of the latest thing I was working on. I found a pattern in Crochet Today magazine for this really cute candy corn afghan, and I thought it would be awesome to cover my 1yr old up with when we go trick-or-treating. I hope you don't mind me posting this, and let me know what you think .
  14. Hello everyone, My name is Alicia, and I'm a 28 year old mother of three little boys ages 6, 3, and 1. I'm a stay-at-home mom, and I learned to crochet for the first time when I was 5. I don't really remember learning, but I know that my mom taught me to make chains, and I'm not really sure how I learned to go from chains to actual crocheted pieces. Even though I've been crocheting for it seems like forever, I'm still not very good. I'm definitely not a pro but I love it :bheart. I'm really anxious to learn new things from all of you, and to get to know everyone. I'm really interested in the crochet quilt patterns that I saw a link for. I looked at them earlier, and they were absolutely amazing . I can't wait to try one. Alicia
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