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Crochet Defines Me

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Or at least it feels like crochet defines me. It's what I do; it keeps me busy.

When Antonio, our friend from Mexico came to visit a few weeks ago, I forgot to post this pic. Here is is with daughter, Bethany.
His mother was so sweet to send along this colorful afghan as a gift to me:











Last week I met my friend, Ashley, for her weekly challenge. She has asked 52 of her best friends to give her a challenge to carry out weekly during the year that preceeds her 30th birthday. Mine of course was for her to be learn or at least be exposed to crochet by MOI!! We met at the LYS nfd truthfully, she was a great student and learned well. She enjoyed it too and found it relaxing right away! Yay, another crocheter is born into the world!












We were out of town for the weekend at a family reunion and then a quick visit to see the grandchildren. JACK
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I got home too late on Monday to go to my new Fibonacci study group; oh well, I will catch up next week.

Tuesday m…

I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

Thursday, September 15, 2011
As I mentioned last week, I had a lot of projects in the works and they were bound to come together sooner or later. Here's what I've finished since last we chatted.
Nellie Necklace. Made with stash yarn, this mixed-media necklace is embellished with a polyclay flower by "Nellie." I don't remember who Nellie is or where I got it, so it is particularly thrilling to finally put this beautiful flower to use!
Earrings for Sylvia. She and I are bartering Crochet for knit!






Earrings for Deb. She bought the focal bead and seed beads and commissioned me to make the earrings.
Bear-themed diaper cover & hat for Jack!

Coin Purse for Sylvia. I owe her big time! She uses Noro!

Tonight I will bring a new crocheter into the world. My young friend, Ashley, is turning 30 next June and she is expanding her horizons in the 52 weeks that precede this momentous occasion. She calls it "365 days of Ashley." She called on 52 of her best friends to pr…

The Social Benefits of Guild Membership

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Sometimes we get a little restless and complain about the business end of the local guild meetings. However, if it weren't for the National Guild: CGOA, the meetings, the organizing and the volunteers there wouldn't be a chapter AND I wouldn't have met Boston Bobble and Beady Buddy!

Today we had a social outing and a mission to explore a bead store. These kind of social events are really the way to get to know chapter members and lots of fun too! Our destination was Bodacious Beads in Des Plaines, IL I've been there many a time; it was a frequent destination when I was a member of the Bead Society of Greater Chicago.

My cohorts were newbies and I was in charge of keeping their spending under control. As fate would have it, I came with a small list of things I reeeeally needed, so I got distracted from my duties. They surpassed the $100.00 mark, but hey, that got the 10% discount!! It is very easy to get distracted in a store of this kind; …