Friday, September 9, 2011

Her Guardian

another great book by Sharon Dunn, filled with lots of action, great charactors and wonderful story line. A must read!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Once Upon a Thanksgiving

Once Upon a Thanksgiving: Season of Bounty\Home for Thanksgiving

There are two books in this one book, one called Season of Bounty by Linda Ford and the other one called Home for Thanksgiving by Winnie Griggs. I liked them both, but really enjoyed the second one best.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Princess in Peril by Rachelle McCalla

Princess in PerilPrincess in Peril by Rachelle McCalla

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This is really a great book, lots of action. Great read. She has another one in the series coming out called Protecting the Princess that I want to read. Good reads is acting weird, I can't add anything to my books or change what they post.

July 2004 Stitch of the Month.

July 2004 Stitch of the Month.

Yarn-One color, G size hook,

Foundation ch: multiples of 9 + 8 PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.

This stitch would make a great afghan. Using 4 ply yarn, made a foundation
chain as wide as you want your afghan, making sure you have multiples of 9,
then add 8 more chains. Using finer yarn, you could also make a lovely
lightweight shawl, or using cotton yarn, (ch 35) and make a dishcloth. You can
even make a lap afghan for that favorite grandmother. Just crochet an edging
around it.

Keep crocheting until you have Half the length you want. If you look at the
sample you will notice that is has a scalloped edge at the ending. To make
the afghan, etc. make it half the length you want, then do the ending row,
reattach yarn on the beginning chain, and do the second half of the afghan.

Or make a panel of ch. 35, and make it half as long as you want, finish it
off, make the second half, and then using a second color, make an edging
around it. Then take the edging color, and make a second panel the same
way, and use the first color around it for an edging, then sew the two together,
keep going this way until you have the afghan and the width you want it.

You can use any size hook you want, just remember, the finer the yarn, the
smaller the hook. If you look at the stitch, you will notice that it is a different
version of the Crazy Stitch.

For the sample, I've used cotton yarn, a G hook and make a dishcloth.

Row I (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch. across, Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in first sc, sk next 2 sc, in next sc work (sc, ch 3, 3 dc); * (sk next 2
Sc, sc in next sc, ch 3) twice; sk next 2 sc, in next sc work (sc, ch 3, 3
dc); rep from * to last 3 sc; sk next 2 sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in first sc, in next ch-3 sp work (sc, ch 3, 3 dc); * (sc in next ch-3 sp,
ch 3) twice; in next ch-3 sp work (sc, ch 3, 3 dc); rep from * to last 2 Sc;
sk next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rep Row 3 for half the desired length you need.

Last Row: Sc in first sc; * sc in next 2 dc, 3 sc in next dc; 2 sc in next ch-3 sp; sc in next sc, (2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc) twice; rep from * to last 3 dc;
sc in next 2 dc, 3 sc in next dc; 2 sc in next ch-3 sp; sc in last 2 sc. Fasten off.


He rammed that duck bill thing up in me so hard it made me cry. All he did was laugh.

Long Side V Stitch

October 2003 Stitch of the Month Long Side V Stitch

For Sample, ch 15

Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 Sc in each ch across, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Skip 2 sc, * 1 dc in each of next 3 sc, pass hook in front of last 3 dc, and insert in skipped sc before dc group, draw up a loop and complete the single crochet, skip 1 Sc, repeat from * across, end 1 dc in last sc, ch 1, turn.

Note: it helps when drawing up the loop if you make it loose.

Row 3: 1 Sc in each St across, end 1 sc in top of ch 3. Ch 3, turn.

I heard the old man

I heard the old man come in the front door. I took the quarter off the counter my mom left for me, and headed out the back door to the store for a coke and comic book, then to my favorite tree. He can’t find me and can’t hurt me. I sat in that tree for hours waiting until I knew I could go home. Some days I sat there until the library opened.

Tunisian Double Crochet

Tunisian Double Crochet (tdc)

Chain a foundation row, and one row of afghan stitch.
1 beginning of next row, chain two, *yarn over, insert hook into next stitch,
yarn over, and draw through, (three loops on needle) yarn over, and draw through two loops, repeat from * across row. See pic 1. On the return row, work in the normal way. (see pic. 2)

For Tunisian half double crochet (tdhc), and Tunisian treble, (Ttr) and Tunisian Double treble (Tdtr), you would work these stitches like above, and chain the same number of chains as you would for normal crochet.

Nifty Patterns for Knifty Knitters

Nifty Patterns for Knifty Knitters  by Kathryn Doubrley. PDF, 89 pgs. $ 20.00. Instant download at