Dates Added

I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Neglected blog!!

I will get back to blogging after Christmas, probably after the New Year! I have a new pattern (sewn) to share, hopefully a tutorial to go with it!! Merry CHRISTmas and a blessed New Year everyone!! God bless.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Practice of the Presence of God by Bro. Lawrence

I have been reading a book today called "The Practice of the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence. Actually the first section of the book his good friend Joseph, de Beaufort is tell of his conversations with Brother Lawrence. I want to share a portion of this first section that I believe to be important part of the Christian walk:

Page 8: "Brother Lawrence insisted that it is necessary to always be aware of God's presence by talking with Him throughout each day. To think that you must abandon conversation with Him in order to deal with the world is erroneous. Instead, as we nourish our souls by seeing God in His exaltation, we will derive a great joy at being His.

Another thing he mentioned was that our faith is too weak. Instead of letting faith rule our lives, we are guided by our petty, everyday, mechanical prayers,which are always changing. The Church's only road to the perfection of Christ is faith.



The Practice of the Presence of God by Bro. Lawrence, Whitaker House
The book can be downloaded for free here: http://www.prayerfoundation.org/booktexts/z_brother_lawrence_001_index.htm

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Easy Afghan Shrug

I don't have a picture yet but I want to share a pattern I have come up with for a shrug. Here it is:

Easy Afghan Shrug

Use 4 ply yarn 4 strands together. I used 2 strands of Red Heart cream, 1 strand of blue fleck and 1 of buff fleck. You will need 2 skeins of each (4 for the cream).
1 large S crochet hook

With 4 strands together chain 51
*Turn and single crochet across, putting hook in front loop, chain one and turn. Repeat from * until it is 14 inches long. When you come to the end of the 14 inches next to the last stitch in that row, fold in half **put hook through the last stitch and the chain at the beginning of the start of the chain. Bring up loop through the two. Crochet across, putting hook in back loop, to the other end and repeat from **. From this point you will crochet in the round until it measures, from the fold, 20 inches. Finish off and hide ends. The opening at the fold is where you will put your arms through.

This will make great Christmas gifts and are very fast, easy and VERY warm!! Let me know what you think!
I will post a picture soon.

If you have any question let me know. Please do not post this on your website but you may post a link to my blog. You may make this for yourself, friends and even to sell what you make, but please don't sell my pattern. Thank you. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

OK!

Well I deleted my blog but I wished I hadn't. I will be sharing patterns, for loom knitting and some sewing patterns and tutorials.

Dates Added

I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

Pre-Op for Sweaters and Shrugs

This "Pre-Op for Sweaters and Shrugs" is to help you with sizing. There is a place for arm length, body length, wrist size---every thing you need to keep track of to make my sweaters and shrugs. The download button is on the right. You can copy off as many as you need sweaters and shrugs for. If you have any questions about this please let me know and I will try to help.