Wishing You A Happy New Year From Me and Scrap Buddy

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Happy New Year to all of YOU from me and my newest creation, Scrap Buddy!!

All of last year, I hope I kept you entertained with my projects, mainly quilting. It was my second year learning to quilt and there is still so much more to learn.

But my plan for 2013 includes a few of my other crafts. Like macrame. Quilting will still be Number One but I will squeeze in a few macrame creations. Also crochet and beading. (I miss them.) A return to my roots, so to speak. Mix things up!! I want you to continue to make This Year’s Dozen a regular stop on your Must Read Blog List.

So.. please do come visit me. Leave a comment so I know you were here. I love reading your comments!! They make me smile and laugh. I also get great ideas and suggestions from you. But mostly you give me encouragement to keep going with my crazy projects. And for that… I THANK YOU!!

Have a blessed New Year. May it be all that you hoped for.

No “Show And Tell”

Hi everyone…

Lots to show you but haven’t had a chance to tell you about it.

Around here for the last week it has been “if it’s not broken, BREAK IT!!!”

No electricity for a day and a half. Wind so strong that our lights went out after an ear deafening boom. I kind of knew my computer wouldn’t survive. When electricity was restored, I never even got a chance to see if my computer worked. Off the lights went out again. Sigh. Getting. Tired. Of. This. Madness.

Finally, when the lights came back on and the weather was clear, no wind, I attempted to turn my PC on. Just as I had feared. 10 clicks on the On Button. Nope. No luck getting it to come on. Even hubby tried. (I guess he didn’t think I knew how to turn it on. 🙂 )

It was fried.

OK… time for a visit to the computer repair store. Which BTW is the same store I had build my first PC from scratch. It was a 286. Anyone remember those? Back in 1989. They still have my purchase in their computer. Want to guess what that 286 cost me? $2200 for the computer, software and whatever else I needed back in those days. Wow!! Computers sure have come down. More affordable for everyone.

Anyhoo. Back to getting my PC fixed. It was two days before I had it back and another day before I decided to crawl around under my computer desk to reconnect everything.

So, now I am back on line. Yay!!

I have sooooo much to show you and tell you. I made quite a few things in October. Mug rugs, baskets, pincushions, coasters from recycled materials. And of course pillow cases. Plus I worked more on my String Circle blocks.

No clue why I didn’t post a few as I finished them. Just lazy I guess. I thought I had the rest of the month to get them blogged about.

So now I have to play catch up. It will take several days to get you all caught up. Lots of posts coming up. Hope you like. 😀

Look!! Page Updates… Check.Them.Out.

Just wanted to share with you a few Blog Page updates and one new page. Didn’t want you to miss anything. 😀

Charity Stitches

New Page added last week to track my sewing for charity.



I was Featured at Bowdabra. Thanks much, Susie, for featuring my Ragged Edges Quilt Blocks on your blog.


Tanya’s Macrame

Tanya has been busy!! She has two new plant hangers to show us.


Click on the above links to read all about it. And thanks much for stopping by.

Featured at FaveCrafts

Check it out!!

One of my blog posts is featured at Fave Crafts.


Though I wrote it for the Spring season, it works for any season you are selling your wares on the craft show circuit.

In fact, I plan to refer to it for my craft show this week.

Thanks, Fave Crafts. Lots of cool stuff on this site. Do. Go. Check. It. Out.

And The Halloween Necklace Goes To…

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Comment 11

On October 20, 2010 at 1:29 pm Lillian Dummer said:

ok I put it on my face book page

Congrats, Lillian. I will send an e-mail confirming you as the winner of my contest. Please respond back quickly. You have 24 hours to send me your name and address.

Thanks, everyone, for participating!!

Winners of Crochet Book & Squares

Congratulations to Sandy, Lakshmi and Arleen.

Comments were selected in this order using random.org.

  1. #8
  2. #2
  3. #13

Sandy (comment #8) wins the book, 101 Crochet Squares, by Jean Leinhauser. Plus she wins Square 3. Hope you make all 101 squares as I did.

On March 9, 2010 at 11:45 pm sandy Said:
I like number 3. I would try and make more for a blanket or throw.

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Lakshmi (comment #2) wins one crochet square.

On March 9, 2010 at 11:22 am Lakshmi Sadala Said:
Hi Donna, my favourite is no9..my favourite colours..
if I win this square probably use in one of my embroidery projects..

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Arleen (comment #13) wins one crochet square.

On March 14, 2010 at 7:09 pm Arleen Said:
I like #16. I would like to make an afghan of squares for my sister. She enjoys my crochet projects.

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Have fun creating something pretty with your squares. I hope you will come back and post a picture here for us all to see.

Thank you everyone for posting a comment. I enjoyed reading each one and visualizing what you planned to make.

Sandy, Lakshmi, Arleen… go check your e-mail. Have fun!!