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    Leaping Stripes & Blocks

    I really like that pattern. Your colors show it so well.
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    A group to encourage each other to make gifts in 2019

    Cute cow, Mary Jo! Judy, that's a sweet blanket; I know she'll love it. ratdog, great idea on the buckets!
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    I added you to the list Ellie. Cute smiley face! Used up a skein in the lap throw....+2.
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    2019 Stashbusting CAL This is a continuation of last year's game. With the start of the new year, you get to start with ZERO for your point score. If you want, keep your 2018 score in your signature to remind you to "Do Better". Here are the general rules: Please sign up to this thread. I will be putting all the names at the end of this post so that we know who's playing. Also, please put a line in your signature for Stashbusting score. Example: WTD=+5 YTD=+27. Please post your scores by Midnight on Saturday, so that the scorekeeper can pick them up. Shortly after that, the scorekeeper will be tallying the scores and posting them on Sunday. Please make your score easy to be seen. Large numbers and pretty colors really help. Example: WTD=+7 YTD=-9 WTD= week to date and YTD = Year to date. First (gold), second (silver) and third (bronze) will be noted on the scorekeeping list on Sunday, along with all the other scores. If you have the largest total in receiving yarn and not using it up, it is called the "Shoot the Moon" award. The "Shoot the Moon" winner from the previous week will be responsible for posting the scores the following week. If the "Shoot the Moon" winner is not available to post the scores, please contact greyhoundgrandma as early as possible so that scores can be posted in a timely manner. The scorekeeper should post by 12 noon Eastern Time on Sunday. If it will be posted at another time, due to work, church, etc., please notify the group so that they will know when to expect their scores. Scorekeeping For every skein of yarn you use up completely, you get two (2) points. For every skein of yarn that you roll into a ball, you get one (1) point. For every ball of yarn you use up, you get one (1) point. For every skein of yarn you buy, receive, or inherit, you lose two (2) points. For every ball of yarn you buy, receive, or inherit, you lose one (1) point. A skein of yarn is a brand new bundle that you have bought at a store or its equivalent. If you roll it into smaller cakes or balls, it will still count as two (2) points when you use them completely. You count points for yarn that you use in crocheting, knitting, crafting or give away. This is an on-going CAL. Feel free to join at any time! When you start playing with us for the first time, you DON'T COUNT what's in your stash. For many of us, that would be impossible. You get points when you use up what's in your stash or lose points when you add to your stash. Your first scores will be posted January 5th, and the first list of scores will be posted on January 6th for the week ending on January 5th. If you have any questions just post them to the thread. Good luck with your stashbusting! 2018 Stashbusters: darski Ellie 13 greyhoundgrandma howieann Inkked0317 KoalaLovesYarn MalisaMeesa PBLKNP pineknott TexasPurl
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    Introducing myself

    Hello from Mississippi!
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    Introducing myself.

    Hello from Mississippi!
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Scores for the week ending 3/16/19: Gold Medal Winner: MalisaMeesa +125 Silver Medal Winner: greyhoundgrandma +4 Bronze Medal Winner: tie at +2--pineknott and KoalaLovesYarn TexasPurl +1 PBLKNP 0 Ellie 13 0 Another week with no Shoot the Moon Winner!
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    I used up another skein on the lap throw...+2 = WTD +4
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Taking it slow this morning. We're back home. DH had some issues this weekend and his intensive chemo has been changed to conservative which will be done locally. Between the hospital and the cancer center I used up a skein on a lap throw....+2. Pam, Belated Happy Birthday!
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    Our House (Part Three)

    Judy, cute turtle! We are back home having been around the roller coaster several times in the last week. DH had major problems with his anemia this weekend (5 units of blood in 4 days) which resulted in the cancer dr deciding to cancel the intensive chemo and go with conservative instead . There are good points and bad to each option, and in the end it is what it is and we just have to go on from there. It's been a very hectic, rather overwhelming week. I just applied chocolate to the situation and now I think it's time to shut down the brain and play a game on my kindle.
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    Thank You FGM

    Thanks so much to the MO FGM for the St. Patrick's Day card! It was a bright spot in a rather overwhelming day.
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    No crochet time the last few days. Getting everything in order to be gone again. Three weeks is longer than we've ever been away. WTD 0
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    That's a lot of crocheting in one week! I'm planning my main project to be a blanket for my GS and expect to finish it except for the appliques. It's a wavy ripple with just a few color changes. Haven't decided if I'll take the yarn for them or not. Plus some yarn for a lapghan that is just barely started. How much crochet time I have will partly depend on whether he feels like getting out and doing anything. I'm just glad we'll be in a hotel room and not inpatient.
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    Our House (Part Three)

    I hope our really cold weather/below freezing is gone for the season. Warmer now and a few days of sun before the rain is back. We're home through the weekend. They decided on the more aggressive chemo so we go to Little Rock Monday and chemo starts Wednesday. We'll be there approximately three weeks. So lots to do and rearranged before then. How many crochet projects do you need for three weeks?! Lol Well, off to start the day. Stay warm!
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    Hi everyone

    Hello from Mississippi!
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    Hello from Mississippi!
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    English Bull Dogs

    That looks really complicated but so worth the effort!
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    Vibrant Prism Afghan

    Very pretty!
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    Thank You FGM

    Thanks so much to the TN FGM for the marbles that came in the mail today. They brought a smile to a very busy morning.
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    March 2019 Table

    Pretty as always! Everything has started blooming--daffodils, quince, japanese magnolia--and now we're going to have four night below freezing.
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    Presenting ... another new person

    Hello from Mississippi! Nice work! Love the tank. Is it from a pattern?
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Your girls are so cute, Jessie! Just take it one day at a time while hubby is gone. We're headed back to Little Rock Monday. I think it will just be two nights and then hopefully DH can do his chemo closer to home. I'm taking a project but I'm not sure how much time I'll have for crocheting. We're trying a different hotel this time. The Hampton Inn from last week had several features I didn't like including only a desk chair, so no comfortable place to sit and crochet or read.
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Scores for the week ending 3/2/19: Gold Medal Winner: PBLKNP +30 Silver Medal Winner: Inkked0317 +14 Bronze Medal Winner: Ellie 13 +7 howieann +2 MalisaMeesa +1 KoalaLovesYarn 0 pineknott 0 greyhoundgrandma 0 Shoot the Moon Winner: TexasPurl -188
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Debbie, it's nice when the trip to the moon is well deserved instead of for a low number. LOL That's a great box! You should have seen some of the numbers I ended up with in years past. Pam, great way to boost your numbers! I crocheted this week, but just ended up with a slightly floppy skein that I didn't roll down. WTD 0
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    Lacy Baby Bibs

    Oh, my gosh, they are so cute!!!