Friday, April 13, 2012

This Country

It's a sad fact, but true, we can put a man on the Moon, win wars, make things that can kill off the entire human race, help other countries, but we can't save our children's future. With all the cut backs in Federal, state, local government and school programs our lives and that of our children are at stake.

This country is a giving, caring and sharing one, and we have given so much to other countries, but the greatest gift to us is our children. They are America's greatest natural resource, and our most endangered species. To cut back on Education, protection and programs for our People, it's America's greatest shame. We all become victims then. Whether it's drug abuse, child abuse, other types of crime, aid for the poor, jobs, it's all the same. We need to get back to the basics. We paid are people in congress too much money for what is going in the coffers.

WANT TO SAVE THE WORLD? Help America first, see to it that there is no crime, no abuse, no hunger, plenty of schools and jobs, then you won't have to cut programs and services we need. THEN save the world with our tax dollars.

Holiday Coasters

Holiday Coasters@1998 by N.L. Banks

Peaches & Crème Yarn by Elmore-Pisgah, Inc.

1 ball Hunter 63 1 ball Victorian Christmas #609 G hook

Rd 1 With Hunter, ch 5 to form ring, ch 1, 10 sc in ring.

Rd 2 ch 1, 2 sc in same place, 2 sc in each sc around, join, (20).

Rd 3 ch 1, 2 sc in same place, * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, join. (30 sc ).

Rd 4 ch 3, 2dc in same place, * 1 dc in next 2 sc, 2 dc in next sc, repeat from * around, join (40 dc)

Rd 5 ch 2, 1dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same place, * skip 1sc, 1 FPS in next dc, skip 1dc, 2dc, ch 2, 2dc, (shell made) in next dc *. Repeat from * to *, join. Fasten off. (10 shells).

Rd 6 Attach Victorian Christmas in any ch 2 space, ch 2, 1dc, ch2, 2dc in ch 1 space, * front post stitch around next dc, shell over shell. Repeat from * around, join. Fasten off.

Repeat for 3 other coasters.

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