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  1. In my defense Tampa Doll (Mary Jo) Has misplaced (lost) 10 to 20 hooks over the years. I don’t like to see her frustrated searching the couch for hooks or needles ( yes she has lost multiple large sewing needles ..lol) So on occasion I offer some constructive suggestions’. A thankless Job of a husband…lol Found Hook
  2. New Logo? Like New Coke...lol One thing I have learned in my 74 years is no one wants to hear “your new baby is ugly”..lol Also as you get older you don’t like change but if you want to survive your sanity, you accept and move on. Some will think the new baby is looking just fine and some may not. I never did like or buy that “New Coke”
  3. The mayor of Ami Ville decrees:: "So it is written, so it shall be done"
  4. Tampa Doll's Favorite Chair http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/TampaDoll/8x6MaryJoCrochet.gif (click on Picture)
  5. I have known and loved Tampa Doll (Mary Jo) for 43 years. She is a born giver, she is happiest when she can give or do for others. She gets great happiness in this "Giving to Others" Over the past 43 years she occasionally comes across other givers, one was me that long time ago and married me. It's probable one of the reasons we have a great long life together. Over this time I have seen her encounter other "Givers" One of them is BGS,and to see her experience this encounter is truly amazing. Still after all this time, watching her reactions to encountering a "Giver" of equal or exceeding her is awesome. Thank you BGS you had her in her crochet corner, sitting quiet for a while ....lol
  6. Good News 25 Crochetville friends have sent 61 squares I'm told 35 at least one from everybody will make up the large Comfortghan and 26 will make up into a Lapghan, which may or may not fold into a pillow type form Tampa Doll is silting at the kitchen table sewing sewing sewing, sewing sewing sewing. Bad News I'm not sure I will get and breakfast , lunch, or dinner today...lol
  7. Girls (well I'm 71 all you'all are girls to me lol) I running out of film for my camera. Wait a minute it's a digital camera....nevermind.
  8. Tampa Guy

    Wandering Turtle

    If you make another you will have two, and you can’t break up a pair...lol If you make a third then, you can’t break up the family....lol I know all the excuses , I use them on Tampa Doll all the time...lol
  9. Look Here http://www.americanwoodcrafterssupply.com/wooden-products/doll-clothespins.htm
  10. Tampa Guy

    Manny Minion

    Manny is having a good time with his new Friends..lol ..More Pictures..
  11. This is a nostalgia memory for me... It’s the first time that I have been able to get some of this, as even though it’s been made in the USA for many years they stopped selling it in the USA around 1970 or so and only exported it to countries outside the USA. http://www.fourroses.us/home Growing up in the 50’s my step dad, who was an ordinary factory worker, would splurge around Christmas time and buy a bottle of this Four Roses. We live in a row home in the city of Camden across the river from Philadelphia. We didn’t have a car and took public transportation everywhere we needed to go. It was a simple life but was a happy time for me. As I grow older my memories often drift back to that simpler time. Of course he only bought the less expensive version and at the time I didn’t even know it was a Bourbon type whiskey. So this Christmas Tampa Doll found me some of the Four Roses Bourbon, she was not sure which one was what my step dad bought , so she bought all of the different qualities that they had. I can assure you my step dad wasn’t drinking the more expensive version. I will think of those Christmas times of my early youth as I sip some of this Four Roses Bourbon. And I will wish for all, happy memories of Past, Present, and Future Christmas times.
  12. Many here at Crochetville have been with Jo Bug in spirit. We have laughed, cried, and prayed, while sending our good thoughts to her. This journey had many ups and downs, and her endurance with this long fight is nothing less that heroic. She has an abundance of good karma that has helped her on this journey. Tell her we will be with her in spirit on that day of her decision, and we will hold her hand with support, on her choice. We do pray for her strength of decision, and moment of peace and salvation
  13. Got up this morning all ready to do some lawn work, but there were morning thunder showers. Went to the back computer room with some fresh brewed coffee and sat down. I could hear some commotion and rustling from the side bench of my computer desk. I know that's been were all my little stuffies, Mary Jo makes for me, are snuggled around the bamboo plant. My sister gave me this as a good health gift 5 years ago. As I turned to see what all the commotion was, I saw some quick movements in the Bamboo plant branches. Ah Ha there is a new member in the group, Speedy Spider Jr., someone must have secretly crochet him up and placed him there last night. Probably hoping to scare me..GIF But not so, as I've grown use to little surprised like this...GIF
  14. I know the converted picture size is a bummer, as it was originally posted as a thumb nail, that would expand to a larger picture. At the conversion all these pictures reverted to links showing only the thumb nail size. I’ll try to fix this one but can’t promise to fix them all...as Tampa Doll would have to pay me overtime......lol Tampa Doll’s photographer Tampa Guy.....lol PS: I think it’s posted on the Flicker photo site Mary Jo's Craft Pictures Doll Pictures Seasonal & Tables
  15. Well as I assume responsibly for all shipments, I must say I was taken aback at this last shipping request. I have many free boxes from the USPS for priority shipping. But none that would safely handle this shipment and remain within the Priority Mail, least cost size, range. I found one at Office Depot 18x8x6 that was just perfect. They only come in bundles of 25, so because I had a $20 off coupon for a purchase of $75 or more I added a few other things I needed in the shipping Department. Wait till Tampa Doll sees the bill, I can always tell her how I saved $20...lol
  16. Here are some additional pictures I found on Dragonfli photobucket site. I thought you would like to see them also... I put them in gif files for easy posting ... (all clickable) ...
  17. It’s been a stressful two days in the shipping department.. I think I’ll take a nap now ..
  18. My favorite picture, ..(clickable)... I still miss him, but I have Mary Jo to keep me warm....lol
  19. I said to Tampa Doll “what’s up with the January Table ?”.. and looked at her with my sad eyes.. Thank You All, and Tampa Doll, it’s not easy arriving at age 66 and still able to Party..lol........well at my age without some..
  20. It’s amazing.....I discovered there’s a whole new world out there....In my youth the 50’s it was Yo-Yo’s in Mary Jo’s it was Hula Hoop’s. ..lol http://www.yo-yo.com/products.asp?cat=footbags Now it's Footbags ..Rock On..
  21. Dobby’s other Brother Dubbie....lol Life with Tampa Doll is a life full of surprises. A few days ago I see her with tears in her eyes while reading the last Harry Potter Book. I asked her “well who did they bump off now “ She said “the house Elf Dobby and it’s the only one who made me cry.” I replied “well why don’t we have a House Elf?” So I wake up this Sunday morning and go to my back room (computer, cigar emporium..lol) and who is sitting at the desk to say “Hi I’m Dubbie.....Dobby’s other Brother. He makes me smile and that makes Tampa Doll smile...lol (clickable)
  22. Mary Jo is taking a nap, as she is tired out from all the jumping up and down and posing for pictures. She will post her reaction, comments, and more pictures in the Other Crochet Topics.... tomorrow or Monday when she has gathers her thoughts for more to see. Tampa Doll's post http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=59320 I just finished with the pictures and thought you girls would like to see them here right away........Thanks for your thoughtfulness’ ... ... (clickable) ... ... (clickable) (clickable)
  23. Tampa Doll ....Mary Jo has received the package. She will respond as soon as I revive her.. ...lol... I’ll be taking pictures as soon as she comes awake and I can pry her arms from the Gahn....:bheart ....you girls have over whelmed her and made my day also...thank you
  24. I can not, nor wish to Crochet. I (the enabler) like to watch Mary Jo (Tampa Doll) make things. I find it amazing that she takes some colored string and makes fun and beautiful crafts. Over the years it’s been many different hobbies beside her reading (she must have 500 books) a variety of crafts, Knitting, Bead Art, Hook Rugs, Crewel work, Cross Stitch, Embroidery, and for the last 15 years Crocheting. She sits there hour after hour just happily crocheting and her being happy is my joy in life. So I help where I can, color suggestion, sometimes what Doll or Toy patterns looks best. She just beams when someone comes into the house and sees all she has done and comments about its beauty. I enjoy taking the photos of her work and helping her post them in her photo areas for all to see. As I think she is most talented and I like to brag about it. lol
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