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Endust message #1
Hi Everyone
February 20, 2014 at 6:40:59 AM
 
I just joined and am looking forward to  seeing everything that goes on here. Looks like such a fun and interesting place with lots of creative people. My name is Cindy and I live in Mich.  I did post some pics of some of the afghans i have done lately.   Cant wait to get to know some of you. Thanks for letting me in.


 
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February 20, 2014 at 6:46:49 AM  (in response to Endust message #1)
 
Cindy,

Hi and welcome!  Love your work...it's amazing!  Smile

How long have you been crocheting?  You must be a pretty fast crocheter to make so many afghans!  Smile

I look forward to hearing more about your work and seeing more of your pics!  Smile

(Oh, and I have some lovely friends from Michigan...but wow, your weather is sooooo cold!)


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Endust message #3
Re: Hi Everyone
February 20, 2014 at 11:37:35 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
I know  I hate all this cold.
I taught myself to crochet years ago I think when I was in my 20s.I learned to knit too by my 5th grade teacher. she taught some of us girls on pencils.   Some of those afghans I made years ago. but the last year and a half  I kind of went into a side business making them for family and friends.   I love doing it  I helps on these cold days when you cant go anywhere. I also belong to a group of ladies that knit, crochete, and we make things and donate them to different places. hats and mittens for  a couple of local schools,  a few things for a womans shelter, some lapgans and slippers for the VA hospital and we make baby blankets for a group called Tiny Pourpose.  


 
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February 20, 2014 at 8:25:02 PM  (in response to Endust message #3)
 
Cindy,

Ugh, this is the never ending winter, isn't it?!  Frown

How neat...I also taught myself to crochet years ago.  Smile  No YouTube videos (LOL, because there was no YouTube!), just books and magazines.  Things have sure changed, huh?!  Laughing

What a cool idea that your 5th grade teacher had, to teach you to knit with pencils!  It would definitely work, without an added expense of buying needles.  Smile

Wow, so are you getting paid to make the afghans for your family and friends, or do you make them for enjoyment?

Making afghans is a great way to pass the time productively, and especially on cold days.  Smile  And then you have an afghan in your lap to keep you warm as you work!  Smile  At least one advantage of the cold, cold winter is being able to work with warm yarns...  Wink

I'm sure the beneficiaries of your group's wonderful work are soooo thankful!  Kiss  What a lovely thing to do!  Kiss


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Endust message #5
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February 21, 2014 at 6:39:30 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #4)
 
Some of my afghans I give as presents and some are by order. The State Helmet one was for my nephew because he quit drinking.  things like that. I am in the process of doing one for my granddaughter by request by her. and then I have 3 others I have to do  tow of them for Christmas.    Our group loves making the items for different places.  And it gets me out of the house once a week. lol  am looking forward to seeing other members craetions and learning new things. 


 
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BetwixtTheStitch message #6
Re: Hi Everyone
February 21, 2014 at 8:51:21 AM  (in response to Endust message #1)
 
Hello Cindy, and welcome to the group.

I can't seem to find the pictures of your work. Embarassed


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Stitchboard Admin message #7
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February 21, 2014 at 9:58:42 PM  (in response to Endust message #5)
 
Cindy,

How neat to give your nephew an afghan for giving up drinking!  Kiss  I'm sure it was much appreciated!

You must crochet pretty fast if you can have not one, but two ready by Christmas!  Jealous here!  Smile

It's always so nice to give people handmade things, and if I had the time and there were a group like that near me, I would probably join.  Smile

We have very talented members here!  Kiss

Isn't it wonderful that no matter how much we know about crochet or whatever, there is always more to learn?  Just when I'm worrying there's no more to discover, I find something new!  (I have to admit to being a terrible technique junkie.  Even if I never will use a technique again, I want to learn it! Smile)  It's one of the joys of needle arts, IMO, that it can never get boring, because there are so many options.  Smile

Looking forward to seeing more of your work!  Kiss


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Stitchboard Admin message #8
Re: Hi Everyone
February 21, 2014 at 10:02:23 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #6)
 
Sherry,

Cindy made a showcase (hint, hint, I'd like to see you make one, too!), and you can enjoy it here:
/pages/showcase/showcasePlayer.php?ss=1&i=303

Be prepared to be dazzled!  Kiss


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BetwixtTheStitch message #9
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February 22, 2014 at 9:50:19 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #8)
 
Oh my! Those are truly gorgeous. Kiss
I can't decide which one I lke best.

I should learn to be more disciplined about taking pictures of things before I give them away. Embarassed


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Stitchboard Admin message #10
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February 22, 2014 at 9:44:31 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #9)
 
Sherry,

Right?!  Aren't those amazing?!  Kiss  I can't decide which one I like best, either!

It's really hard to take the time to set up pictures and get really good ones, isn't it?  I try to get at least one picture of things, but sometimes I'm in such a rush to get whatever it is out the door, I barely think of doing anything, and when I do remember, the pictures don't generally turn out well.  Frown  I wish I had some pictures of some of the things I made in the distant past, especially!


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Endust message #11
Re: Hi Everyone
February 23, 2014 at 5:32:27 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #10)
 
Thanks everyone. I take the pics because I  take  requests to make them. Right now I have  acouple that I havent posted cause for some reason all of a sudden my computer wont accept my camera. and I have one I  just have about 8 more rows to do. they are for my twin dranddaughters and my 8 year old granddaughter. the twis are one of  Baby Mini Mouse and Daisy  Duck and the other is  all black background with a pink cat. that one was "custom" by my granddaughter. lol as soon as I can get pics I will post them too.


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #12
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February 23, 2014 at 6:49:05 AM  (in response to Endust message #11)
 
Cindy,

Super!  Can't wait to see and hope your computer stops acting up...groan...they can be very frustrating!

So about how long does it take you to make an average sized afghan?  Smile


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Endust message #13
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February 23, 2014 at 5:21:04 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #12)
 
it depends   like the POW one took a little longer    but usually 2 weeks. give or take


 
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February 23, 2014 at 6:14:06 PM  (in response to Endust message #13)
 
Cindy,

Wow, two weeks is excellent!  Kiss  You're amazing!  Kiss


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Endust message #15
Re: Hi Everyone
February 24, 2014 at 12:37:10 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #14)
 
I'm not amazing  just have nothing else to do. I do get a little "hooked" on watching them in progress and seeing the end results.   I do love doing them for people though. But thank you

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