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RileyCat

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About RileyCat

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  • Birthday 11/12/1971

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Debra
  • Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Occupation
    Health Care Programmer Analyst
  • Favorite hook type
    Wood
  • Favorite projects
    Afghans, baby clothes, rugs
  • Crocheting since...
    1980
  1. On July 1, the Madison Area Crochet Guild moved to a new website. Please visit us at: http://macg.groups.zanby.com/en/summary/ After almost a year of experimenting with gathering locations, dates and times, we have standardized our gatherings. Please do join us at one of our upcoming meetings at The Washington Hotel Coffee Room at Lakeside Fibers, 402 W. Lakeside Street, near the south edge of Monona Bay. We meet: The 1st Sunday of every month at 2:00 p.m. The 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. All gatherings are free and open to the public. If you wish to rsvp (although it is not necessary) you may contact one of the co-hosts at the Zanby.com website listed above. Thank you, and happy crocheting! Debra Morse Co-Host, Madison Area Crochet Guild
  2. Hey Sara, In your sig, re: your Stashbusting Score, what does "WTD" mean? Naively Yours, Debra
  3. Updated July 7, 2008: The schedule for the Madison Area Crochet Guild gatherings has changed and is available at this thread: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1350967#post1350967 Sincerely, Debra Morse Co-Host, Madison Area Crochet Guild
  4. The Madison Area Crochet Guild has scheduled its 2008 Meetups. Locations and details will be announced as each Meetup draws near. Please mark your calendars for the following dates, and RSVP at through our Meetup website at: http://crochet.meetup.com/435 2008 MACG MEETUP DATES Thursday, January 24 @ 6:00 p.m. (Barriques Market, Middleton) Sunday, February 10 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 28 @ 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 16 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 10 @ 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 4 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15 @ 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 26 @ 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 20 @ 2:00 p.m. (NO MEETUPS SCHEDULED IN AUGUST 2008) Sunday, September 7 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 25 @ 6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 19 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6 @ 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 30 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 11 @ 6:00 p.m.
  5. The Madison Area Crochet Guild has scheduled its 2008 Meetups. Locations and details will be announced as each Meetup draws near. Please mark your calendars for the following dates, and RSVP at through our Meetup website at: http://crochet.meetup.com/435 2008 MACG MEETUP DATES Thursday, January 24 @ 6:00 p.m. (Barriques Market, Middleton) Sunday, February 10 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 28 @ 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 16 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 10 @ 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 4 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15 @ 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 26 @ 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 20 @ 2:00 p.m. (NO MEETUPS SCHEDULED IN AUGUST 2008) Sunday, September 7 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 25 @ 6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 19 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6 @ 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 30 @ 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 11 @ 6:00 p.m.
  6. Sara, I'll go with you! See the note I sent you on Ravelry. I'd love a chance to spend a weekend away crocheting and shopping! Debra from MACG
  7. I'm in Madison but originally from Janesville. If you're in the Madison area, be sure to check out the Madison Area Crochet Guild! http://crochet.meetup.com/435 Deb
  8. Hi Angelfire, I'm planning on the MACG meeting the 4th Thursday of each month. All are welcome, it is open to the public, and it is free. I am covering the cost of the web hosting on Meetup.com, and I also plan on paying the affiliation fee to the CGOA. Hope to see you! Debra
  9. Grab your hooks and yarn (or thread, or wire, or whatever!) and welcome to the inaugural meeting of the Madison Area Crochet Guild (MACG)! Dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of crochet, we aim to learn from one another while using our talents to help the community. The MACG is open to the public. If you do not know how to crochet, we can help you learn! If you want to show off, come join a friendly group of crocheters who are interested in what is on your hook! When? Thursday, Jan 25, 2007, 6:00 PM Where? Madison Public Library: Alish Ashman Branch733 N High Point RdMadison, WI 53717 824-1780 http://crochet.meetup.com/435/
  10. I am cross linking my original post to this thread. Please see: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=40186
  11. Greetings! After the holidays I plan to start up a Madison, Wisconsin CGOA chapter. I was shocked to see that the Madison Knitting Guild has over 450 members, but there is not a CGOA chapter in Madison. So sad! As much as I'd love to christen this chapter the "MadTown Hookers," I'm going to play it safe and call it the Madison Area Crochet Guild (MACG). I figure if the group wants to do any charitable projects in conjunction with any religious or spiritual orgainzations, the "Hooker" name won't get in the way. I've noticed on the CGOA Yahoo Group that many chapters meet at libraries or a classroom at Michael's, JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby. Some meet once a month on a weekend afternoon, others meet once a month on a weekday evening. Since we are blessed with many local yarn shops (LYS) in the Madison area, I'd like to have the meeting location rotate each month among them. My criteria are easy parking (good), meeting and/or classroom space (a plus), and coffee (a priority!). I will be stuck working the week between Christmas and New Year's, so I figured I'd call around or take a few long lunch breaks to check out the LYS listed below. If you have any info or insight about any of them, I'd appreciate your opinions! When I approach each LYS, I would like to know if they would be willing to be a "featured" LYS of the month. With that, I am considering hosting two CGOA meetings each month at the featured LYS, one on a weekday evening and another on a weekend afternoon. I am the mother of a 16-month old very busy, very chatty (and very cute, if I might say so myself!) little girl, so I understand how some people would not like to come on a weekday evening. Although, I will be there because I need a BREAK during the week! The weekend meeting time provides another option for people who would rather meet on a weekend. Crochet junkies like me can come twice a month. Below is a list of the LYS that I have visited or found on the Internet: The Sow's Ear, Verona http://www.knitandsip.com/ · Coffee & pastries onsite, yum! Lots of space. On-street parking Stitcher's Crossing, Mineral Point Rd., Madison http://www.stitcherscrossing.com/ (website under construction) · Bruegger's Bagels is next door. Abundant off-street parking. Classroom/meeting space Coyote Yarns, Parmenter St (or Elmwood Ave?), Middleton No website of its own but it is referenced on many yarn manufacturers' websites. · I don't know anything about this place. I'll go check it out next week. Lakeside Fibers, Lakeside St., almost downtown Madison http://www.lakesidefibers.com/ · I used to live in this neighborhood, so I'm assuming parking is on-street only. But, it is a coffee shop, too! Another place I need to check out. Off the Beaten Path, Femrite Dr., Monona http://www.knitmeone.com/default.jsp · An internet find with coffee shop. I need to visit. From the looks of its website, I'll never want to leave. Prairie Junction Yarn, Main St., Sun Prairie No website of its own but it is referenced on many yarn manufacturers' websites · Coffee? Parking? Space? I'll need to visit. Woodland Studios Yarn Shop, Main St., Stoughton http://www.woodland-studios.com/ · Website shows classroom space. Looks like a classy joint. I need to visit. Although I find The Knitting Tree on Monroe Street to be quaint, parking is a nightmare and the space is quite small. Plus, there are other near west and west side options in Madison, so I do not plan on investigating The Knitting Tree further. Same for the Weaving Workshop / The Glitter Workshop in downtown Madison on the 900 block of E. Johnson St. The hours are bad (not open very often) and parking in that neighborhood would be terrible, so I'm not going to look into that place, either. Maybe Lakeside Fibers, just off of Monona Bay, will turn out to be a good downtown option. I found some other places that sound nice but they are outside of Dane County. I'm putting these yarn shops in a "Field Trip" category: Susan's Fiber Shop, N250 Hwy A, Columbus (www.susansfibershop.com) Corner Stitch Shop, 524 Oak St., Suite 3, Baraboo (No website of its own but it is referenced on many yarn manufacturers' websites) Any input you can provide is greatly appreciated! Thank you, Debra Morse Fitchburg, WI
  12. Hi, Thanks for taking the time to search for the necklace. Unfortunately, that is not the one I am thinking of (although that is very pretty and I might end up making that one, too!). I'm beginning to think I dreamt the entire thing. I have spent the last three evenings online looking for the necklace that apparently does not exist. I have attempted to sketch out the idea. Please forgive the 3-year old child's rendition -- I am at work and don't have any graphics tools here. Imagine this in a sage/lime thread with sparkly crystals going off of the hoop. Seriously, am I just dreaming this up on my own??? Thanks! Debra
  13. I am looking for a pattern that I once saw, now want to make, and can no longer remember where I saw the pattern. It is for a necklace which is longer in length (definitely not a choker). It has a metal hoop at the bottom, and the metal hoop has crocheting attached to it on both sides going upward. For some reason, I recall the necklace being made in a light green thread. I might be wrong on this, especially because I recently purchased light green thread and swarovski beads to make this necklace -- thinking that I had saved the pattern. I checked the back issues of Crochet magazine and some other crocheting magazines I own. No luck. The idea is that I can hang my security card and office/file cabinet keys from the metal hoop, and still show off my crocheting skills. Please let me know if you have seen a similar pattern. I apologize for not being able to provide more details. Thanks!
  14. It sounds like this could fall apart in a heartbeat. My husband reminded me that he is going away for a guy's weekend over the 29th, which makes it not so easy for me to get away. I would be glad to arrange something in the Madison area this fall. I'll post a new thread next month to see if there is any interest. Have fun in Janesville!
  15. I finished this one last night. Good timing, because we are having our first family photo taken this afternoon! I plan on having Lauren wear this kimono alone -- nothing under it except a frilly white diaper cover over her diaper. Details: I used about 8 ounces of Lily Sugar Babies 4-ply 100% baby cotton in Baby Aqua and an aluminum G hook. I found the yarn for the trim -- shockingly!!! -- at WalMart . It is No Boundaries Heather-5, a Nylon/Rayon/Acrylic blend.
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