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Ellie 13

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About Ellie 13

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  • Birthday 02/13/1961

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Ellen Boucher
  • Short bio
    Birthday: Feb./13/1961
  • Location
    North of Boston
  • Favorite hook type
    Other
  • Favorite projects
    Afghan and stuffies
  • Crocheting since...
    Since I was about 13

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  1. I haven't been here since Oct 29th (somehow my post went on twice ), computer problems couldn't get on line . I finished the bear, a dress for the bear, a bunch of turkey pins (25 - 30, lost count) and some more pocket prayer shawls. I used up 8 balls and rolled down 2 skeins (+ 10). I might just end this year with over 100 points. I went to Target and found 3 more shirts for work and 3 nice T-shirts for weekends. The last 2 weeks I've been working 6 days again, more $$, but not not much time. Now I will start wreath pins and maybe try snowmen too. WTD: + 10 YTD: + 103 triple digets !!! HAPPY THANKS GIVING (USA) !!
  2. I went to Target Sat., no more shirts in my size, Old Navy is in the same shopping center, but also no shirts . I went to Michael's to get red ribbon I'm running low on, no1/8 inch ribbon, but I got red beads (box of 550). Yesterday I was looking for the pins and found a jar of red beads I thought I didn't have (200 +/-) . I guess I'll have enough for 2 -3 years, if I don't miss place them again . I got 2 the turtle and 1/2 a teddy bear done. I used 2 balls and rolled 2 skeins down (+ 4) . I'm going to make some turkey pins for the next few days. WTD: + 4 YTD: + 93 Ellie 13
  3. I went to Target Sat., no more shirts in my size, Old Navy is in the same shopping center, but also no shirts . I went to Michael's to get red ribbon I'm running low on, no1/8 inch ribbon, but I got red beads (box of 550). Yesterday I was looking for the pins and found a jar of red beads I thought I didn't have (200 +/-) . I guess I'll have enough for 2 -3 years, if I don't miss place them again . I got 2 the turtle and 1/2 a teddy bear done. I used 2 balls and rolled 2 skeins down (+ 4) . I'm going to make some turkey pins for the next few days. WTD: + 4 YTD: + 93 Ellie 13
  4. Haven't been here since the 10th. Went to Michael's again to get red beads. It was buy 1 get 1 1/2 off all , so I got green and white too (- 4). I made some Halloween pins, hats, pocket prayer shawls and a few turkey pins. Used up 3 balls and rolled a skein down (+ 4) . I have to make a teddy bear, a turtle and some Christmas stockings. I need to go to Target to see if they have any more white shirts in my size. Its in the same shopping center as Michael's, but I'll try not to go. WTD: 0 YTD: + 89 Ellie 13
  5. If we're not going to post weekly scores for "medals" then I don't have to worry about shooting the moon . Last Sun. I went to a Dollar Tree and got 7 skeins of something called Just Yarn (2.11 oz. balls). Today I went to Michael's to get buttons and also got a skein of Craft Smart Neon yellow (- 16). It's getting dark earlier, so I thought I would a hat to wear when I walk home from work (I have a vest and flashlight). During the week, I made 6 baby hats, 3 pocket prayer shawls and some more spider, ghost and pumpkin pins. I used 3 balls and 3 skeins (O.K., 3 very small balls left) and I gave a friend 6 small balls for granny square centers (+15) . So, I'm in the negatives again . WTD: - 1 YTD: + 89 Ellie 13
  6. No scores posted since Aug. ? I think I would have gotten gold with my last score of + 7. I missed last week, but had 0 any way. Yesterday I went to Michael's to get eyes for the spider and ghost pins. All was buy 2 get 1 free, so I got 3 skeins cotton. (- 6). On the bus ride home I started a pot holder. Last night I finished another neck purse, the pot holder,2 pocket prayer shawls and made some Halloween pins. I used 1 skein cotton, 4 small balls and rolled a skein cotton down (+ 7) . WTD: + 1 YTD: + 90 Ellie 13
  7. I haven't been here since Aug. 22. I've made some pot holders (6 done), 2 hats and 2 and 1/2 Christmas stockings. I used 2 skeins a ball and rolled 2 skeins down (+ 7) . Tomorrow I'm going to pull up the bean and cucumber plants, they're done for the season. I think the peppers, egg plants and tomatoes will be O.K. for another week or two. When I finish the Christmas stocking, I'll be able to roll another skein down. WTD: + 7 YTD: + 89 Ellie 13
  8. I made another hat and 1/2 a pot holder, rolled down a small skein baby (+ 1) . I picked 4 tomatoes, a few more beans, 2 cucumbers and a green pepper. Had myself a nice little salad last night. I'm back to working 5 days/week, so I have more time , but not much . WTD: 0 YTD: + 82 Ellie 13
  9. Thanks Greyhoundgrandma. I made 2 pot holders and 3 more hats. I rolled down 2 cotton skeins, used 2 balls and gave away a ball of (+ 5) . I still haven't used up enough to get back on the + side though. I still have tonight and tomorrow, so if I make 1 more hat or pot holder I might get back to 0 . WTD: - 1 YTD: + 81 Ellie 13
  10. UK terms and ways of doing things sometimes seem different the US way. I always try to translate into US if it says UK terms. Ellie 13
  11. I've used Fabri-Tac and it's good for things like that. I had trouble finding it once and someone recommended Jewel-It. Bonds hard-to-hold items, plastic, glass, metal, etc. to fabrics and it works great on crochet items. It's white, but dries clear. For baby/child under 3 yrs, I embroider eyes, noses and mouths. Ellie 13
  12. I missed last week, but it was only 2 points which I'll add to this week. I finished the 24 inch afghan and made some baby hats (+2 from last week). I went to Michael's today (1st time I've been out of town since Feb.). I needed pin backs and plastic rings, I had a 20% off all non sale items, so I got 4 skeins cotton (- 8). If I start making the pot holders right away I might get some used up by Sat. I searched through some bins in the basement and found a 14 oz. Premier Home cotton/polyester blend, is it O.K. for pot holders ? Or would the polyester part (15%) melt if it gets too hot ? It's beige and might make a nice hat. WTD: - 6 YTD: + 76 Ellie 13
  13. My big sis taught my granny squares when I was 9 (10 ). I was not good at it, they came out lopsided. I learned basics as part of a sewing class in 8th grade. Then I collected books and taught myself. I all the time and take it everywhere. Ellie 13
  14. I turned 59 Feb. 13 (59 1/2 soon). My big sis taught me granny squares when I was 9 (10 ). I learned basics in 8th grade as part of the sewing class. Then I collected books and taught myself and I've been ever since. I take my "knitty ditty" bag (as little sis called it) everywhere. I never paid attention to people looking, unless they asked questions. Ellie 13
  15. Since the baby afghan is getting too big to take with me, I started baby hats during my lunch break. I made 3 hats, used 2 balls and rolled a small skein down (+ 3), actual points this week ! My garden is doing well. Red tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, egg plants, but not so many beans now. One of the "weeds" I've been getting turns out to be purslane, a highly nutritious "vegetable". A friend says some health food stores actually sell it and you can get seeds to plant it. I tried it and it's not too bad, so I started snacking on it every once in a while. Every time it's come up (off/on for years) I've been tossing it out. WTD: + 3 YTD: + 82 Ellie 13
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