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Monday, August 30, 2010

JMSQ's - My Simple Gnome {Crochet}

                           {JMSQ's} My Simple Gnome Pattern


We leave Gnomes everywhere we travel. I make them in all color combinations. Aug. 14th 2010 we left the traditional colored gnome (M) in Silon Springs at the hotel we stayed at, then on the 16th we left the multi colored Blue (R) in Eureka Springs at the hotel we stayed at. The Green one (L) my Sister Stacy is enjoying. We love to leave them with a note of thanks for the wonderful stay and clean room along with a tip for the house keeper.  I often wonder what they think when they find them. I also tell them to have fun with their gnome traveling & that they love having their photo's taking along with their new owners...smile

Skill Level: Easy & Fun


Size G (US) crochet hook. Two 6 mm safety eyes. Polyfill for filling.

You need 3 colors for your Gnome.
color #1 for your hat
color #2 white for face & beard
color #3 for body

For a traditional colored gnome, you would use red for the hat, white for face & beard & blue for the body, BUT, this is your gnome so make it whatever color you like best.


Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
sl st = slip stitch
sts = stitches

NOTE:
Do NOT Join, use a marker to keep count of your rows

Gnome Pattern:
With color #1 (Hat color)

Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook,

Round 2: Sc 6 (6 sts)

Round 3: inc, sc 1; repeat 3 times (9 sts)

Round 4: Sc 9

Round 5: inc, sc 2; repeat 3 times (12 sts)

Round 6: Sc 12

Round 7: inc, sc 3; repeat 3 times (15 sts)

Round 8: Sc 15

Round 9: inc, sc 4; repeat 3 times (18 sts)

Round 10: Sc 18

Round 11: inc, sc 5; repeat 3 times (21 sts)

Round 12: Sc 21

Round 13: inc, sc 6; repeat 3 times (24 sts). Change to white color #2 (face) yarn.

Round 14: Sc 24

Round 15: inc, sc 7; repeat 3 times (27 sts)

Round 16: Sc 27

Round 17: inc, sc 8; repeat 3 times (30 sts). Change to color #3 (Body) yarn.

Round 18: Sc 30

Round 19: inc, sc 9; repeat 3 times (33 sts)

Round 20: Sc 33

Round 21: inc, sc 10; repeat 3 times (36 sts)

Round 22: Sc 36

Round 23: inc, sc 11; repeat 3 times (39 sts)

Round 24: sc all around (39 sts). Sl st in next st; fasten off.


Make Face:
Attach eyes. Attach eyes to between rows 6 & 7  (look at photo above to place eyes)


Gnome Bottom:
Attach color #3 (body color)
Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)

Round 3: inc, sc 1; repeat 6 times (18 sts)

Round 4: inc, sc 2; repeat 6 times (24 sts)

Round 5: inc, sc 3; repeat 6 times (30 sts)

Round 6: inc, sc 4; repeat 6 times (36 sts)

Round 7: inc, sc 5, inc, sc 5, sc 6, inc, sc 6, sc 5, sc 6 (39 sts). Sl st in next st;
fasten off. Leave LONG tail to sew the bottom of gnome to top of gnome


Sew bottom to gnome body (matching stitch for stitch) about 2/3 of way around.
Stuff firmly with polyfil. Finish sewing around and fasten off.



Beard: Cut 8 - 6" strands of white yarn, following photo, attach beard yarn (like you would fringe) between rows 7 & amp; 8 (as in photo above). I place 2 x 2 strands in middle between eyes, and 2 on each side of eyes. slowly un-twist yarn, now you have 4 single curly yarns that create a natural looking beard.. enjoy


                     {Jeanarie's Version of Simply a Gnome © Feb. 2010}


Original gnome pattern:
Simply a Gnome ©2007, Else M. Tennessen, http://bellasartes.blogspot.com

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ronnie's New Tattoo

Never in a million years would I have guessed. Thats me on your arm forever and ever and then some.. What an honor Ronnie!!! ♥ I Love You Boogie more then words can say...♥ ♥ ♥

Most Son's & Daughter get home sick or Miss Mom & Dad, they call them and feel better, Not our Son, he puts my name on his arm to live with forever and ever and ever.
How I Love You Ronnie, You have so Blessed my life through all these years, Thank You Boogie & Thank You Lord!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Koffee Time - My Girls Only Date with Rhonda


Yesterday (Wednesday 8/25/10) My Precious Daughter Rhonda came by and picked me up and she & JesseAnne (Rhonda's Daughter - Our Granddaughter) went to Lunch at Western Sizzlin (BEST SALAD bar in Harrison). Jesse  went home to study, and Rhonda & I went to Branson.

Our first show was at 1pm, we went to  the "Fountains of Faith" Gospel Show At Waltzing Waters Theater, Branson MO. and enjoyed Tucker and Susan Hudson-Carman show. Oh how I loved listening to them sing and enjoyed the water show behind them.. AWESOME time.  I Highly reccomend going to see their show if your ever in Branson.

I was also Blessed to buy some CD's and enjoyed listening to them on our drive back to Harrison.. Thank You to both to Susan & Tucker for brightening my day and also for Blessing our Beautiful Daughter with both your Friendship, Love & Kindness.

Then Rhonda & I went to Cold Stone and enjoyed a dish of ice Cream, YUMMY

After this, we went to RKO or RTO theatre and enjoyed an American Indian show. (I can't remember the official name of it) but it was another great show. Full of music, dancing and a story line. Good time by all that were there.

It's now 5pm and were heading for home, but I have one of my brain storm idea's, so we discussed it and I called Ron and told him we'd be home in 1/2 hr, have coffee and we'd go out to dinner. Then we called JesseAnne and had her meet us and we'd all go together. We did, and you guessed it, we went out to Western Sizzlin again for dinner. I'm telling you, They have the the best Salad Bar in Harrison and the rest of their food is good as well.

After such a wonderful day out with our daughter I hated to end our fun, but we did call it a night, gave lots of HUGS & KISS'es and am still smiling over our wonderful Mother/Daughter date in Branson.

Thank You Lord for Blessing me with such a Wonderful Thoughtful Daughter. I'm ever so Thankful & Grateful for her, our Rhonda. She has a heart of Gold, She's our Bright Mourning Star, and she lights up the lives of everyone she comes in contact with, and goes the extra mile to help others. How BLESSED we are that YOU LORD gave her to us to Brighten our Heart's & Lives. I Love spending time with Rhonda,  just be together, How Blessed we are..AMEN

Knitted Single Cross & Reverse Cross

What better way to Honor God then by Blessing others with a Prayer Cloth that you made with your own hands and Prayed over while making and then again beofre giving away. I'm pleased your enjoying this Prayer Cloth and Pray others are truly BLESSED by it.... {"JMSQ" 3/12/2006}


Materials:

Size 7 Knitting needles
Cast on 37 stitches.

1-4) Knit across

5.) k4, p29, k4

6.)(and all remaining even numbered rows) knit across

7-10) repeat rows 5 and 6

11 - 33) k4, p13, k3, p13, k4

35 - 39) k4, p8, k13, p8, k4

41 - 45) k4, p13, k3, p13, k4

47) k4, p29, k4

48) Knit across

49 - 50) rep rows 47 and 48

51 - 54) knit across

2 FINISHING OPTIONS:

#1 Knitting Only - Bind off, weave in ends

#2 Bind off loosly to last stitch, SWITCH to CROCHET hook, ch 1, 3 sc in same stitch. *1 sc in each stitch, 3 sc in corner around *Repeat, finish off.

TRIM:
Switch colors, attach to center stitch in any corner, ch 1 sc in same stitch, ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, * ch 1, skip next stitch, sc in next st. *Repeat around, finish off

Or make trim in your favorite design


      ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Cross for Shawl Insert & Reverse Cross ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
These cross'es pattern were designed to use in Prayer Cloths, but it has come to mind that they are EQUALLY BEAUTIFUL in Prayer Shawls, so I've listed them here for you to use in the prayer shawl of your choice.;
Materials:

Size 7 Knitting needles
Cast on 37 stitches.
1-4) Knit across
5.) k4, p29, k4
6.)(and all remaining even numbered rows) knit across

7-10) repeat rows 5 and 6

11 - 33) k4, p13, k3, p13, k4

35 - 39) k4, p8, k13, p8, k4

41 - 45) k4, p13, k3, p13, k4

47) k4, p29, k4

48) Knit across

49 - 50) rep rows 47 and 48

51 - 54) knit across

                      ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Reverse Cross ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    
A reverse Cross is for using in Shawls or Scarfs when you desire a Cross on both ends.

A reverse Cross is worked from the top down instead of the bottom up as usual.

Use same size needles original project is being made from.

Cast on 37 stitches.

Row 1-4) Knit across

Row 5) Knit across

Row 6) k4, p29, k4
Row 7) repeat row 5

** NOTE: Knit all (ODD number rows).

Row's 8-13) k4, p13, k3, p13, k4
Row's 14-19) k4, p8, k13, p8, k4

Row's 20-41) k4, p13, k3, p13, k4

Row 42) k 4, p29, k4

Row 43) Knit Across

Row's 44-47) Knit across


                       ~~~~~ JESUS Is LORD ~~~~~

This pattern is intended for charity and personal use only {To Bless other with}. Neither the pattern nor items made from it are to be sold. This notice must be attached to the pattern when printing it out.

"GOD" Reserves "All" © March 12,2006 Rights to this pattern

Soldiers Angel

            May No Soldier Go Unloved May No Soldier Walk Alone

            May No Soldier Be Forgotten Until They All Come Home

Morning Prayer

My God & Father, walk through our home and take away all our worries and


illnesses and please watch over and heal my family in Jesus name, Amen.

                                His prayer is so powerful.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cross Prayer Cloth (Crochet)

                                               Crochet Prayer Cloth
What better way to honor our Lord then to create a Prayer cloth with His love & Prayers to remind us always of the ultimate Love He gave for us.

I’ve created this Prayer cloth with the Cross filled with X’s & O’s {Universal sign for Hugs & Kisses} and am pleased to share this with you.


Prayer Cloths are Scriptural, {Acts 19:12} “Some people took handkerchiefs and clothes that Paul had used and put them on the sick. When they did this, the sick were healed and evil spirits left them.” (NCV) {I like the NIV & KJV as well}


SPECIAL STITCH: X ‘s & O’s Stitch:
ch 1, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next, then work 1 dc “BEHIND” dc you just worked and into the front of prev. st, ch 1, skip next dc


H hook

Row 1: Ch 28, 1 sc in second ch from hook, & in remaining ch’s., ch 2 and turn

Row 2: {ch 2 counts as dc} 1 dc in each st across, ch 1 turn

Row 3: 1 sc in each st across *{& ch 1 space where applies} , ch 2 turn

Row 4: 1 dc in 12 sts, ch 1, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next, then work 1 dc “BEHIND” dc you just worked, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 12 sts, ch 1 & turn {12 dc, skip 1, X st made, skip 1, 12 dc}

Rows 5-12: Repeat Rows 3 & 4 - 4 more times

Row 13: dc in next 6 sts, ch 1, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next, then work 1 dc “BEHIND” dc you just worked, ch 1, skip next dc (total of 5 times) , dc in next 6 sts, ch 1 turn.

Row 14 – 16 – 18 : Repeat row 3

Row’s 15 -17: Repeat row 4

Row 19: Repeat row 2

Row 20: Repeat Row 3
TRIM:
Trim of your choice, I use several different trim on my Prayer Cloths, BUT this one in the photo is my “1,2,3 Trim”


{“1,2,3 Trim”}
1 sc around cloth except in corners, work 3 sc in each corner, join, sl t into center sc of corner, {1 sc, ch 2, 3 dc in this st} *sk 2 sts, {1 sc, ch 2, 3 dc in next st} *Repeat Around. Join & Finish Off, tuck in tail



All gifts of Prayer & Blessing Cloths are made from love and donated to touch the life of one of God's Children from 0-to-99yrs.
Please give God all the Honor & Glory as He does (all) the work through me, I'm but His servant.

Thank You Lord for allowing me to be an ever so small part of this Love..."JMSQ"

This pattern is intended for charity and personal use only {To Bless other with}. Neither the pattern nor items made from it are to be sold. This notice must be attached to the pattern when printing it out.


         "GOD" Reserves "All" © 2006 Rights to this pattern... "JMSQ"

Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

Cross Pocket Prayer Cloth (Knitted)

                                          Measures 3 3/4" x 4 3/4"


Pocket Prayer Cloth's are Perfect for that special man in your life, weather it's you Husband, Son, Father, Brother, family man in the service- these pocket prayer cloths fit perfectly in their pockets, when they slip their hands into their pocket, they are reminded of the NEVER ENDING PROMISES of GOD, Promises that GOd will ALWAYS be with them wherever they may be, and the love from your hands to make this for them and pray for them...

It is my prayer that enjoy making and Blessing others with this Pocket Prayer Cloth {JMSQ}


Size 7 Needles

CO 17

Row 1-4: knit across

Row 5: k2, p13, k2

Row 6: (ALL Remaining even rows, KNIT across)

Row's: (7, 9, 11, 13, 15:) K2, p5, k3, p5, k2

Row's: (17, 19, & 21:) k2, p2, k9, p2, k2

Row's: 23,25,: Repeat row 7

Row 27: Repeat row 5

Row's 29-31: Knit across

Row 32: Bind off


                  Copyright © Feb.14th,2008 {JMSQ}

This pattern is intended for charity and personal use only. Neither the pattern nor items made from it are to be sold. This notice must be attached to the pattern when downloading or printing it out.

Cross {knitted} Pocket Prayer Cloth
http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/Jeanaries/Pocket.html

Simple Crochet Pocket Prayer Cloth 3 1/2" x 5"

                                    "GOD always keeps HIS PROMISES"


Pocket Prayer Cloth's are Perfect for that special Man / Woman in your life, weather it's you Husband, Wife, Son, Daughter, Father, Mother. Brother, Sister "or" Family member in the Service etc.- these pocket prayer cloths fit perfectly in their pockets, when they slip their hands into their pocket, they are reminded of the NEVER ENDING PROMISES of GOD, Promises that GOD will ALWAYS be with them wherever they may be, and the love from your hands to make this for them and pray for them... It is my prayer that enjoy making and Blessing others with this Pocket Prayer Cloth {JMSQ}


PRAYER:
Before beginning these prayer cloths, say a prayer for the reciever, then while crocheting this, pray for the reciever, then again when finished with the prayer cloth, say another prayer for the reciever of the cloth.

{G & H hook's} - Measures 3 1/2" x 5"

H hook
Row 1: Ch 15, hdc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in each remaining sts to end, ch 1, turn (14 sts)

Row;s 2 - 7: *hdc in first st, and in each remaining st across, ch 1 turn. Repeat from * (14 sts) DO NOT FASTEN OFF:


Trim: G hook
sc around, working 2 sc in each corner, then fasten off and tuck in tail.


OPTIONAL:
You can add charms, ribbons, beads etc to your cloths or not, either way, others will be truly Blessed by your labor of Love.


                                            July 25th, 2008 {JMSQ}

This pattern is intended for charity and personal use only. Neither the pattern nor items made from it are to be sold. This notice must be attached to the pattern when downloading or printing it out.

Fan & Feather Face Towel (Knitting)


FACE TOWEL
Materials: 1 cone of cotton yarn, Size 7 knitting needles.

Instructions: Cast on 78 stitches

Knit 3 rows of garter stitch for the border.

Row 4: Knit

Row 5: K 3, P to last 3 stitches K3

Row 6: K3, (K2 tog) 3 times, *(yo, K1) 6 times, (K2 tog) 6 times, rep from *(2 more times),(yo, K1) 6 times, (K2 tog) 3 times, to last 3 sts, K3

Row 7: Purl

Repeat Rows 4 - 7, keeping first and last 3 stitches in garter stitch, until piece measures desired length.
{NOTE:}
I work a total of (24) repeats of the 4-row pattern for a total of 96 rows, PLUS garter stitch rows at the beginning and end..

Knit 3 more rows of garter stitch to make the bottom border.

Cast off and darn in ends

{NOTE} This is NOT actually my {JMSQ} pattern, BUT, this is what I did in order to make a FACE TOWEL, so in essence that part is mine...JMSQ

3 Cross'es (Crochet)

                                     Perfect insert for bottom of a shawl

NOTE: ch 2 ALWAYS counts as first hdc ~or~ dc depending on row your working on...

J Hook
Row 1: Ch 60, 1 hdc in second ch from hook, & in remaining ch’s, ch 2 and turn

Row 2: {ch 2 counts as dc} 1 dc in each st across, ch 2 turn (60 sts)

Row 3-8: Repeat row 2

Row 9: 1 hdc in each st across *{& ch 1 space where applies} , ch 2 turn

Row 10: 1 dc in 17 sts, ch 1, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, then work 1 dc “BEHIND” dc you just worked, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in 7 sts, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, then work 1 dc "BEHIND" dc you just worked, ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in 7 sts, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, then work 1 dc "BEHIND" dc you just worked, ch 1 sk 1 st, 1 dc in last 17 sts, ch 2 turn

Row 11: Repeat row 9 . (60 sts)

Row 12 & 14: Repeat row 10

Row 13 & 15: Repeat row 9

Row 16: 1 dc in next 14 sts, ch 1, sk 2 st, 1 dc in next st, then work 1 dc "BEHIND" dc just worked, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, then work 1 dc "BEHIND" dc just worked, ch 1 sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, then 1 dc "BEHIND" dc just worked, ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next 4 sts,  ch 1, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, then 1 dc "BEHIND" dc just made, ch 1 sk 1, 1 dc in next 4 sts, ch 1, sk 2 st, 1 dc in next st, then work 1 dc "BEHIND" dc just worked, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, then work 1 dc "BEHIND" dc just worked, ch 1 sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, then 1 dc "BEHIND" dc just worked, ch 1,sk 1 st, 1 dc in remaining 14 sts, ch 2 turn

Row 17: Repeat row 9 (60 Sts)

Row 18 & 20: Repeat row 14

Row 19 & 21: Repeat Row 9 (60 sts)

Row 22: 1 dc in 28 sts, ch 1, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, then work 1 dc “BEHIND” dc you just worked, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in last 28 sts,

Row 23: Repeat row 9 (60 sts)

Row 24: dc in next 22 sts, ch 1, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next, then work 1 dc “BEHIND” dc you just worked, ch 1, skip next dc (total of 5 times) , dc in next 22 sts, ch 2 turn.

Row 25 : Repeat row 9

Row 26 : 1 dc in 19 sts, *ch 1, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next, then work 1 dc “BEHIND” dc you just worked, *Repeat 6 "more" times (Total of 7 X sts made) ch 1, dc in remainding 19 sts,

Row 27 & 29: Repeat row 9 (60 sts)

Row 28 & 30: Repeat row 22

Row 31: Repeat Row 2 until shawl measures 65-70", finish of & add Trim
ADD TRIM:
Cut yarn 5", take 2 strands, fold in half inset in each st on ends of Shawl


Please give God all the Honor & Glory as He does (all) the work through me, I'm but His servant.

Thank You Lord for allowing me to be an ever so small part of this Prayer Shawl Love..."JMSQ"
This pattern is intended for charity and personal use only {To Bless other's with}. Neither the pattern nor items made from it are to be sold. This notice must be attached to the pattern when printing it out.

"GOD" Reserves "All" © Jan.18,2009 Rights to this pattern... "JMSQ"

Adult Hat with Ribbed Brim

                                      Dedicated to "ALL" of our Q-family,
                Ron, Rhonda, Ronnie & Lance as well as "ALL" our Grandchildren.

This is another of my old (1989/90) patterns. It's truly easy and works up quickly.
I Pray your family is Blessed by it as ours has been over the years...

{© 2007 JMSQ}

Materials:

I Hook

SPECIAL STITCHES: {For Brim} FPHDC & BPHDC

These stitches are done with hdc, by working around the post of each stitch in the row below. Here's how:

Front Post Stitch: yo (yarn over) your hook; starting from the front, place hook from front to back to front around the post of st (stitch) in row below; complete as a hdc (half double crochet).

And the back post stitch is just an opposite of that ...

Back Post Stitch: yo, starting from the back, place hook from back to front to back around post of st in row below; complete as a hdc.

Directions:

Ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring

Row 1) ch 2, work 11 hdc in ring (12 hdc)

Row 2) ch 2, hdc in same st as ch 2, 2 hdc in each st around (24 hdc)

Row 3) Ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st *Repeat Around (36 hdc)

Row 4) ch 2, * hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st. *Repeat around (48 hdc)

Row 5) ch 2, * hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st. *repeat around. (60 hdc )

Row 6) ch 2, * hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st. * Repeat around. (72 hdc)

{If your count is different then 72 sts, continue with increase until you have 72 sts}

Row 7 - 19) ch 2, hdc in each st around, attach to top of ch 2. Do NOT Fasten off after Row 19
Rib BRIM:
Row 20: ch 2, {fphdc in next st, bphdc in next) around. Join with sl st to top of ch 2.

Rows 21-25) Repeat row 20. At end of Row 25, fasten off.

NOTE:
I change colors for a different colored brim after row 17 and then continue with pattern as written above.

For larger hats, use larger hook, for wider brim, add a few extra rows of Row 20, for smaller hat use smaller hood

If your Blessed by this pattern, please consider making some hats and sharing with someone less fortunate then you are and whom will be Blessed by your Handwork & Love

                                 {© 2007 JMSQ}

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Oat Bran Muffins


2 1/2 c. oat bran cereal (or any all grain cereal)
I use Bob's Red Mill 100% Whole Grain, cereal  $3.49 (1 Lb 8 0z) bag
10 Grain Hot Cereal. The grains are: Wheat, Rye, Triticale, Oats & Oat bran, Corn,  Barley, Soybeans, Brown Rice, Millet, & Flaxseed {Heart-Healthy}

1/4 to 1/2 c. chopped nuts (I use pecans, but reguar walnuts would  be good)

1/4 to 1/2 c. dried fruit (I use raisins & cranberries)

1 TBS. baking powder

1/4 c. honey or molasses (I use Sorghum)

1 1/4 c. milk

2 eggs

2 TBS veg. oil (I use a mashed banana)



350 degrees, spray muffin tin with Pam cooking spray or us muffin papers
mix all together, bake 15 to 20 min

NOTE:
There is no presertives so you must keep in your refergator or freeze them. I freeze mine and we take them out as wanted for breakfast.

Also for normal muffin pan, this recipe will make 12, BECAUSE I use a "muffin TOP" pan, I usually get 15 or 16 at a time and they are BIG.

Come-on now, you know when you eat a muffin it's ALWAYS to TOP you eat first, right, well my Precious Mom found in some catalog called Muffin TOPS ONLY pan and she bought all of the women in our family one. We love and use our always. It's the greatest invention sence an electric coffee maker

Monday, August 23, 2010

Koffee-Time Patterns & Weight-Loss

Well I'm going to work on getting more patterns on this BLOG by the end of the month, because next month I want to focus more on weight-loss and the struggle I go through daily trying to get this excuss weight off.

I will go ahead and start posting some on my weight-loss along with pluss'es & minus'es with those of you who have decided to follow my BLOG. I want to find some meters & photo's of weight-loss material etc. to put on this BLOG as well, I will see how things go, for now, I have a God-Inspired plan so with HIS help and direction I shall succeed

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Troll Rescue


Well look what I found today in our thrift stores, you guessed it, 6 more trolls to add to my already growing collection. I've been collecting trolls sence I was 13 yrs old, so yes I have some good old ones. and a beautiful big flower pot

                                      Our New Trolls & Flower Pot

The troll with the rainbow hair in the back I got at share & care along with the beautiful flower pot, The other 5 trolls I found up at the Junction. Great find today.



                              all 7 Rescued Trolls for the month of Aug. 2010

The troll on the left in front with bright pink hair I got also at the Junction earliet this month, so it's been a great month for Troll Rescue.

I can go into thrift stores, & Antique stores for months in a row and never find any trolls, then like the blink of an eye, there they are just waiting for me to come get them. Hope you enjoy them as much as I'm enjoying sharing them with you..Jean

3 Job's Tear Necklaces (Aunt Lois, Rhonda, & Stacy)

{Aunt Lois's Necklace}

Made from Job's Tears beads that Ron grows for me & Flower beads we bought in Eureka Springs from the Cresent Bead Store.

{Rhonda's Turtle Necklace}

Rhonda's necklace was also made from Jobs Tear Beads that Ron grows for me, and the green turtle beads as well as the gold turtle we bought in Eureks Springs at the Cresent Bead Store. We also made her a pair of matching earings to match the necklace.

{This is Stacy's Frog Necklace}

Stacy's necklace was also made from Job's Tear beads Ron grows for me, However, her frogs came from Micheals in Branson Mo.. The blue beads I had in my bead stash and just used them to bring out the frogs.

NOTE:
About Micheals, they have a lovely supply of beads to choose from. The only problem is they have a display that holds their small charms in it  goes down litterly to the floor. So middle aged women who like myself that wear bi-focals can't see have to bend over and serch for their charms nearly on their head. No I won't be going back to Micheals to buy any more bead supplies.

 I will  go to Eureka Springs to the "Cresent Bead Store" where all their beads and supplies are at eye level for you to not only see but enjoy. They are very helpful as well and have everything you could possable need for beading

Happy Beading one & All

Friday, August 20, 2010

Grandma's Photo

                        Isn't this the cutest photo of the perfect style Grandma.

I think Grandma's are meant to be plump, hot cookies in the oven, fresh pot of coffee on, glasses, open arms for all her loved ones, and then every hair must be in place. OH YES, she's also wearing my favorite color, so hear's to Grandma,
Love You Girl... JMSQ

Loopy 12" Crochet Gift Pouch Square (Stacy)

                                    Created in Honor of my sister Stacy

                       {"GOD" holds "ALL" © Copyrights to this pattern.}


12" Square center Gift Pouch
Materials needed:
H Hook
MC- main color
CB- alternating color

Row 1: with MC color, ch 4, join to 1st ch. Ch 3, 2dc, ch 1, *( 3dc, ch 1) 3 times more, join to top of ch 3 (4 sets of 3 dc, & ch 1 spaces)

Row 2: ch 3, 1 dc in each st to corner. In corner work 2dc ch 2, 2 dc in corner space (Corner made) Around, join

Row 3: repeat row 2

Row 4: ch 3, (WORKING IN BACK LOOPS for this round only) 1 dc in each st, work corners as usual, Join, & finish off

(NOTE) WE’LL CONTINUE TO ROW 5 AFTER WE CREATE POUCH POUCH:

Row 1: With CB Color, 1 sc in each front loop of round 4 around join Rows 2-7: ch 1, - 1 regular sc in each st around, Row 8: ch 3, sk 1 st, 1 hdc, ch 1, in next st, sk 1, (1 hdc, ch 1, in next st, sk 1, st,)*repeat around.Join Row 9: Sl st into ch 1 sp from previous round, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in each ch 1 space around. FINISH OFF

TIE: Ch 65, weave through round 8 to tie, weave in ends
CONTINUE TO ROW 5

Row 5: With right side facing, join CB with slip st in corner sp, ch 3, 8 dc in same sp, *ch 2, skip 3 dc, sc in next dc, (ch 5, skip 3 dc, sc in next dc) twice; ch 2, skip last 3-dc, 9 dc in corner sp; repeat from * around, end with last ch 2, join to beg dc.

Row 6: Sl st in nect dc, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 5, sk 2 dc, (sc, ch 5, sc, ) next dc, ch 5, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, (sc 7, sc in next ch 5 loop) twice; ch 7, skip next dc of 9 dc group, sc in next dc; rep from * around, end with last ch 7, join to beg sc; finish off

Row 7: Join MC, attach with sl st in any corner space. Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner sp, *3 dc in ch 5 loop, 5 dc in next 3 ch 7 loops, 3 dc in next ch 5 loop, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner (CORNER MADE) *REPEAT Around, Join

Row 8 -10, Repeat row 2

Row 11: 1 HDC in each st around if needed to reach 12", Finish off and tuck in tails


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Snowflake 12" Gift Pouch Crochet Square (Sandra)

                                   Created in honor of my S.Sister Sandra
                          {"GOD" holds "ALL" © Copyrights to this pattern.}


12" Square center Gift Pouch

Materials needed:
H Hook
MC- main color
CB- alternating color

Row 1: with MC color, ch 4, join to 1st ch. Ch 3, 2dc, ch 1, *( 3dc, ch 1) 3 times more, join to top of ch 3 (4 sets of 3 dc, & ch 1 spaces)

Row 2: ch 3, 1 dc in each st to corner. In corner work 2dc ch 2, 2 dc in corner space (Corner made) Around, join

Row 3: repeat row 2

Row 4: ch 3, (WORKING IN BACK LOOPS for this round only) 1 dc in each st, work corners as usual, Join, & finish off
(NOTE) WE'LL CONTINUE TO ROW 5 AFTER WE CREATE POUCH
POUCH:
Row 1: With CB Color,1 sc in each "FRONT LOOP" of round 4 around join

Rows 2-7: ch 1, - 1 regular sc in each st around,

Row 8: ch 3, sk 1 st, 1 hdc, ch 1, in next st, sk 1, (1 hdc, ch 1, in next st, sk 1, st,)*repeat around.Join

Row 9: Sl st into ch 1 sp from previous round, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in each ch 1 space around. FINISH OFF

TIE: Ch 65, weave through round 8 to tie, weave in ends

CONTINUE TO ROW 5

Row 5 & 6 :Join with MC a sl st in any corner, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)(Corner made), 1 dc in each st *around, Join.

Row 7:Slip Stitch in next st, ch 4, skip next stitch, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, *skip next st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1 around to corner, in 1st ch of corner, work 2 dc, ch 2, in next ch of corner, 2 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1. *Around . Join

Row 8 & 9, Repeat row 2

Row 10: (WORKING IN BACK LOOPS OF THIS ROW ONLY) 1 dc in each stitch to corner, *2 dc in 1st ch of corner, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch of corner, (Corner made) 1 dc in each stitch to next corner *Repeat around, join
Row 11: Repeat Row 2:, finish off

Row 12: (WORKING IN FRONT LOOPS OF ROW 10) join with a st st in any st. ch 2, skip next st, sc in next st, ch 2, *skip next st, sc in next st, ch 2 *AROUND Including corner sts. Finish off, tuck in tails

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Easy Big Man's Crochet Sweater (Ron)

                               Pattern created in Honor of the men in my life,
                                        "Ron Sr., Ron Jr. & Lance"
                                        {Feb.3rd, 2005 © By "God"}

This pattern is over 3 yrs old. I ran across it while cleaning out my computer. I decided to share it because it hard to find a "Simple" Crochet Sweater Pattern for "Big Men" I hope you enjoy creating this Sweater & Blessings the men in your life...God Bless..{JMSQ}

Finished chest: 56"
Size I hook & Chunky yarn -{or}-
Size J or K & WW yarn

NOTE:
The sweater in photo is made of Redheart varagated WW Yarn & J hook- My DH has a big tummy, so my next sweater will be made with K hook for body & J hook for sleeves.- This sweater is great for BIG / Tall Men with long arms...{JMSQ 2005}

FRONT:
Ch 10, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (9 hdc)

ch 2, turn hdc in the back loop of each st across. (ch 2 counts as 1 hdc) *REPEAT last row until 43 rows of ribbing are complete*.

ch 1, turn and work 72 sc across length of ribbing.

Continue working rows of sc, increasing one st on each end of every 8th row to 84 sts.

Work even until measures 25" from beginning of ribbing.


NECK SHAPPING:
ch 1, work across 30 sts. ch 1, turn, skip first st, work across remaining 29 sts.

ch 1, turn, work across 28 sts

ch 1, turn, work even for 5 rows on remaining 28 sts. Finish Off

Skip 24 sts in center, Join yarn and ch 1, Sc across remaining 30 sts.

Ch 1, turn work across 29 sts.

Ch1, turn, work across 28 sts

Ch 1, turn, work 5 rows even on these 28 sts. Finish Off:

BACK:
Repeat as for front, ommiting neck shaping. Work should measure 28" from beginning of ribbing. Finish Off.


SLEEVES:
Ch 10, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and n each ch across (9 hdc)

Ch 2, turn, hdc in back loop of each st across ( ch 2 counts as 1 hdc) REPEAT last row until 15 rows of ribbing are completed

Ch 1, turn, work 20 sts acrosss length of ribbing

ch 1, turn, work 2 sc in each st across (40 sts)

Work even for 6 rows.

Inc. 1 st end of next row and every following 4th row until 66 sts. Work even until sleeve measures 22" from beginnign of ribbing. Finish Off.

EDGING:
Sew shoulder seams together. Join yarn at back edge. Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across back, evenly along side nect edge, across front and across next neck edge. Join with sl st to beginning sc. Ch 1, sc in each st around, skipping 1 st at each of the 4 corners for shaping. Join to beginning sc with sl st. Repeat previous round 6 more times. Finish Off. Sew in sleeves matching center top of shoulder seam. Stitch sleeve and side seams.

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Butterfly Hats & Matching Scarf

                  This is a combination of 2 hat patterns PLUS my X's & O's Jan.2010


This is a very simple hat and very quick to make. Using a I hook and worsted weight yarn, I used red heart, and it fits a 20 1/2 inch head very nicely. Very easily adjustible by either adding increase rows or taking away.


Rnd 1) ch3, 11dc in 3rd ch from hook (11dc) sl st to top of first dc (now and through out),(12 sts)

Rnd 2) ch2, (does not count as dc now and through out) 2dc in each st around, sl st to top of first dc (24 sts)

Rnd 3) ch 2 * 2dc in first st, 1dc in next st around, repeat from * around slip st to join (36 sts)

Rnd 4) ch2, *2dc, dc in next 2dc , repeat from * around, join (48 sts)

Rnd 5) ch2, * 2dc, dc in next 3dc , repeat from * around, join
Rnd 6) ch2, dc in each st around

Rnd 7) ch2, dc in same st, dc in next 18 sts, work X st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, ch 8, skip next 7 sts, 1 dc in next 2 sts, work X st, 1 dc in each st accross, slip st to join
Rnd 8) ch2, dc in next 22 sts, ch 8, skip 7 chains, dc in next dc and in each remaining dc, slip st to join
Rnd 9) ch2, dc in next 22 sts, *Ch 3, yo 6 times, insert hook into 4th of 7 skipped dc stitches of round 7, pull up a loop (around the two ch 6 loops), yo and pull through all 8 loops at once (bullion completed), ch 3, dc in each dc around. join ( dc and 1 butterfly)

Row 10-11) 1 dc in each st around, join

Row 12) 1 sc in each st around, join & finish off


#1 SCARF'S {Children 3-5 yrs - 5 1/2" X 31"}

H hook
Row 1) Ch 18, dc in each st across, ch 2 turn,

Row 2-55) dc in 1st st and every st across, ch 2 turn, {at end of row 55 Finish off}

Add fringe if desired


#2 Scarf's {Children 3-5 yrs old - 6 1/2" X 31"}

G hook

Row 1) ch 22, 1 hdc in each st across, ch 2 turn

Row 2-77) hdc in 1st st, and each st acroww, ch 2 turn, {At end of row 77, Finish off}

add fringe if desired

                                ~~~~~~~ X's & O's Scarf's ~~~~~~~~~

SPECIAL STITCH:

To create an X stitch, you skip 1 st, work stitch as per pattern in next st (EXAMPLE: If your doing the dc scarf then skip next st, work 1 dc in next st, cross over and work 1 dc in previously skipped st) (X stitch completed), then you skip next stitch, work 1 dc in next stitch, cross over and work 1 dc in previously skipped st( X stitch completed) The O's are between the X's automatically


#1 X's & O's SCARF'S {Children 3-5 yrs - 5 1/2" X 31"}

H hook

Row 1) Ch 18, dc in each st across, ch 2 turn,

Row 2-6) dc in 1st st and every st across, ch 2 turn, (switch colors)

Row 7) Repeat row 2

Row 8) 1 dc in first st, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in st just skipped, *Repeat across until last 2 sts, 1 dc in each st, ch 2 turn

Row 9) Repeat row 2

Row 10-55)dc in 1st st and every st across, ch 2 turn, {at end of row 55 Finish off} {at end of row 55 Finish off}

Add fringe if desired



#2 X's & O's Scarf's {Children 3-5 yrs old - 6 1/2" X 31"}

G hook

Row 1) ch 22, 1 hdc in each st across, ch 2 turn

Row 2-10) hdc in 1st st, and each st acroww, ch 2 turn, (change colors)

Row 11) Repeat row 2

Row 12) 1 hdc in first st, skip 1 st, hdc in next st, 1 hdc in st just skipped (X st just created) *Repeat across until last 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of last 2 sts

Row 13) Repeat row 2

Row 14-77){At end of row 77, Finish off} add fringe if desired

Headstart Hat Pattern (2010)

                                     2010 New Head-Start Hat


Materials
 Any worsted weight yarn
 J hook & H Hook
 Yarn needle

Finished Size
I make alot of hats for children in Headstart program, so I try to make them small enough for children 3-6 yrs of age, and with a larger hook they will fit a bigger child.

Pattern
Row 1) ch4, join to form ring, ch3. 11dc in ring.

Join with a sl st to to of 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (12dc)

Row 2) ch3, 2dc in each dc around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
(24dc)

Row 3) ch4. (dc, c1) in each st. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (24dc
and 24 ch-1 sps)

Row 4) ch3. dc in each dc and sp around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-
3. (48dc)

Row 5) ch3. dc in same st as joining. dc in next 3 sts. *2dc in next st, dc in
next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (60dc)

Round 6: ch4. sk next dc. *(dc, ch1) in next st, sk nest st. Repeat from * around.
Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (30dc and 30 ch-1 sps)

Row 7) ch3. dc in each dc and sp around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch- 3. (60dc)

Row 8) ch3. dc in each dc around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (60dc)

Row's 9-11) repeat rows 6, 7, and 8.

SWITCH to H hook

Row 12) ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, finish off

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Qunique Cell Phone Cozy

                                          ~ ~ JMSQ © 2007 ~ ~
Cell phones are so hard to hear when down in your purse or pocket, so this Cozy was created so you could just wear it around your neck when your out and about and be able to hear it at anytime. This is also great when out walking so you always have help if you happen to fall, or find yourself in trouble.

I pray you enjoy creating your own unique cell phone cozy and using it for years to come...JMSQ
PATTERN:   F Hook

Ch 11, sc in first st from hook, sc in each st to end, now sc in each st around other side, sc in first st {Place marker}. (DO NOT JOIN) (10sc)

Row 2-15 sc in each st around (DO NOT FINISH OFF)

STRAP:
Row 16, sc in next 10 sts, ch 135 and join to opposite side with sc,(make sure not to twist ch's) now sc in each ch across back to beginning join and sc in last 10 sts. Finish off.
                   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ JESUS IS LORD ~ ~ ~ ~ © 2007 ~ ~ ~

This pattern's is intended for personal use only. Neither the pattern nor items made from it are to be sold. You may provide a direct link to this pattern, but not copy it to your web site. Copyright notice must be attached to the pattern when downloading or printing it out. {Jean Marie JMSQ}

Bun Covers


                             {Dedicate as your "Headcovering" unto God }

{1 Corinthians 11:3-5 NIV}
Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. 5 And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is just as though her head were shaved.

I realise these "Bun Covers" are not "full head covers" (your hair is not down, lose. sexy, and flowing, drawing attention unto yourself), but I also believe God honors our hearts as daughters wanting to be obedient unto His Word, so dedicate your bun covers unto God as your Headcovering and He will Bless you for your obidence. God recieves "ALL" Glory while your being obident unto His Word by covering your hair (your hair is your glory) and by covering your giving HIM "ALL" the Glory


                             ~ ~ ~ "JESUS is LORD" ~ ~ ~
Materials:
*Worsted Weight yarn, small amount,
*Hook size G,
*One large elastic ponytail band.

Stitches used: Sc, dc, trc, picot and dc dec.
(A picot is made by ch 3 and sl st into first ch.)
(A dc dec is made by yo, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull through stitch, yo pull through 2 loops on hook, yo insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull through stitch, yo pull through 2 loops, yo pull through all loops on hook.)



Directions: Ch 4, sl st to first ch to make ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1), In ring (dc, ch 1) 7 times. join with sl st to third ch of beg ch. Do not turn. (Makes 8 dcs and 8 sps)

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), (2 dc in sp, dc in dc) 7 times, 2 dc in sp, join with sl st to top of beg ch. Do not turn. (Makes 24 dcs)

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc in next 2 dc, ch 1) 11 times, join with sl st to top of beg ch. Do not turn. (Makes 24 dcs and 12 sps)

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each dc and sp around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Do not turn. (makes 36 dcs)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc, sk next dc, (dc in next 2 dc, sk next dc) around, join with sl st in top of beg dec. Do not turn. (makes 24 dc)

Rnd 6: Note: In this round you will be crocheting around the elastic band. Hold the band behind your work. (Pretend it is a part of the rnd you just finished.) Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st and around the band, sc in each stitch around, join with sl st to top of first sc. Do not turn. (Makes 24 scs)

Rnd 7: Note: In this round only you will be crocheting in the front loop only of the stitches in the previous round. Ch 1, 2 sc in same place as sl st, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st to top of first sc. Do not turn. (Makes 48 scs)

Rnd 8: Ch 7, sl st in third stitch from hook (first trc and picot made), ch 1, in same stitch trc, picot, ch 1, (trc, picot,ch 1) 2 times in each sc around, sl st in 4th ch of beg ch. Finish off. (Makes 96 trcs and picots)

Weave in ends.

~ ~ 2002 - 2006 ~ ~
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Koffee Time - Our Pets, Our Babies, Our Dogs

                      {Proverbs 26:11 (NIV) As a dog returns to its vomit}

So you guessed it, this is my feelngs about our most loved pets, "DOGS"
We have 2 dogs ourselves, (We have 12 yr old Murphy & 3 yr old Snickers) they are my companions, my babies, they give me reason to get up everyday, I feed them walk them, love and baby then, & spoil them. They let me know when things arn't right, when there is a strange noise outside, etc. so why am I writing about my dogs today?? It's time I also pointed a finger to the other side of my babies / my doggies.

Dogs also wash themselves, they lick their butts, their private parts, dogs are also known to stick their noises in eachothers butts to get a good sniff. They will lick their own soars, your soars, they will also lick eachothers soars,  eat trash, road kill, maggic infested food, walk in their own waste. [some dogs will even eat their own waste] You guessed it, they will even vomit and return to lick it up (this is in the Bible, read it for yourself, Proverbs 26:11 & 2 Peter 2:22), [get this, something made them sick enough to vomit and then they in turn will lick it back up and eat it] Did someome say GROSS - YUK

WHY after reading the above would anyone allow their dogs / babies lick their faces & or hands, giving kisses? "IT'S NASTY" discusting, gross, vial. Dogs are just that, DOGS, not people and they should NEVER lick on your hands or face, EVER. Spreading germs and you lovingly spread them to eachother, and your children & grandchildren all because you allow your so called baby to lick your hands and face. This is beyond GROSS

I love my dogs as I've said before, I cuddle them and spoil them rotten. They bring me such joy and comfort; But, NEVER - EVER- would I allow them to lick me or my loved ones. Sometimes I feel Snickers barely touching my lower back leg after I come out of the shower with a gently slight lick (butterfly kiss), but then he's gone like a flash, why because he knows this is not acceptable in our home.. Period

I knew a woman years ago that would say to her dog, come give momma a kiss, her dog would jump up into her lap and she would open her lips and the dog licked inside her mouth, I have to tell you, I was SICK, and nearly vomited

So there you have it, my feeling on dogs licking their owners faces & hands. I hope you will re-think before allowing your precious little dog type friend to lick or wash your face & hands;

PLEASE never allow your little friend to eat off your dishes, this also is GROSS. Your dishes are for people, and our Loving pets have "their own" bowls. My Mother says well your just being silly, I wash all the dishes (by hand), I say NO It's NASTY.  Dogs have their dishes, and people have their dishes, and the twine shall not mix...Period

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Koffee Time - Ron & Jean's Mini Vacation

Ron & I had such a lovely "Mini Vacation". We went to Silom Springs on Saturday, spendt the night, then about noon or so, we drove to Eureka Springs and check into our room there.

We stayed @ the Best Western (Inn of the Ozarks) hotel. This hotel had everything you could want. A Great resturant, Key word GREAT; Pool, simi private balcony, game room which included pool, miniture golf, shuffle board, games for kids, etd. At the pool was a wonderful waterfall, then at night there was an out-door movie to enjoy. Ron & I were the only ones in the pool, then the movie started and before we knew it there were oh 1/2 dz kids swimming with their parents and the watching the movie (quietly I might add) and so many others sitting at the tables just enjoying to souroundings and moment. We had such a fun night Sunday.

We road the trolly (which had a stop right in front of our hotel) downtown and enjoy our walk, shopping and YES you guessed it "PEOPLE WATCHING". There are some strange looking people in Eureka Springs if I do say so myself (poking fun at only ourselves). Honestly however, I think it's more of a 60's type place, everywhere you went incence burning, crystals, tye-dyed clothing, jewerly, etc. like they might be stuck in the 60's / 70's. There were also some well to do places, and wonderful art work to enjoy. I loved the old buildings, and the smell of the woods, soft breeze everywhere.

On Monday Ron & I went down to the Healing Springs, and I stuck my poor hurting (arthritis) feet into the springs . NO they are not healed but I had a great time and the spring water was so COLD, I flashed back to the titanic thinking of how quickly thermia must have effectived those poor folks and I could take my feet out of the cold anytime I wanted. Funny how that popped into my mind.

Then we went into an OLD fashioned Ice Cream Palor and had great Ice Cream. The decor was in old time coke, everything was coke right down to serving coke in bottles. Neat to see this, Ron took a few photos in here as well

After this we went to the Christ of the Ozarks statue. It's always so peaceful and relaxing there. We so enjoy walking down to the statue. You can see some wear and tear from weather on this mighty statue, but it's still an AWEEEEEEEEEEEEE experience. I highly reccomend it to everyone

Hated to come home after such a wonderful weekend alone with my Sweet Beloved Ron. I so enjoy just Ron & Jean time, just the 2 of us enjoying God's beauty everywhere we look.

OH the most important thing of all, My Sweety celebrated his ( I'm not telling you ) Birthday yesterday. Another mile stone to add to our collection.

Simply Table Setting (Mom - Carol M. Lane)

                   Created in "HONOR" of my Sweet Mother "Carol M. Lane"

I so hope you unjoy using this pattern & Blessing your friends & family with This Table Runner & Placemats... God Bless

H - hook
TABLE RUNNER:
Row 1- Ch 40, dc in 4th ch from hook. Dc in rem sts. (38 dc's)

Row 2- ch 3, turn, Dc in next 2 dc. *ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in 3 dc. Repeat from * across

Row 3- ch 3, turn, Dc in each dc. 2 dc in each ch 2 space. across

Alternate Row 2 & Row 3 until desired length. Fasten Off.

{I made mine 60 x 2 plus 1 row- in other words- Row 2 & 3 = 1 row of 2 so I made 60 rows of Row 2 & 3 or if that confuses you 120 rows plus 1}



PLACE MATS:
ch 45 & work pattern as written

{I made mine a total of 15 x 2 rows plus 1 row- in other words 30 rows plus 1 extra row}



TABLE CLOTH:
Ch 130- work pattern as written

{I made mine a total of 98 x 2 rows plus 1 row- in other words 196 rows plus 1 row}


Copyright © March 1st, 2005 Jean Marie (JMSQ)

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Anawim Pot-Holder (Mom & Dad Sampson)

                  Created in memory of my parents "Duke & JoAnn Sampson"

The word Anawim (pronounced 'on-a-whim' or An-a wheem ) is Hebrew which has been translated as meaning poor, afflicted, humble or meek. They are the “faithful remnants” who, even in the worst of times find their security in the Creator. Indeed, the Anawim are all of us!

Choose the pattern of your choice {Knit or Crochet}, and use up all the left over yarn you have as you create a unique colored Pot-Holders filled with the rainbow of colors as in Joseph's coat, & filled with your beloved prayers



My {JMSQ} Anawim Pot-Holder Pattern


J Hook     {Always work with 2 strands of yarn together;
** NOTE **
ALL pattern is worked with sts being done in "BACK LOOP" of each st.}

Ch 10, join with a sl st to form a ring, ch 2, (counts as hdc this row only) 1 hdc in of next 2 ch’s. 3 hds in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 3 ch’s, (9 hdc’s total) ch 2 & turn.

1 Hdc in each of next 4 sts, 3 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, ch 3, & turn (11 hdc’s total)

1 hdc in each of next 5 sts, 3 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts, ch 3 & turn.

REPEAT pattern (increasing every row) until potholder gets as big as you want. (I make mine 20 to 22 rows because Ron like big pot-holders and I also use mine on the table to set hot dishes on while were enjoying our dinner)


Copyright © 1999 Jean Marie (JMSQ)

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Small White Cross

                                              {Just a small White Cross}



When driving to, from, and through Frankenmuth, Michigan, I'm always
intrigued with the many small simple crosses in the front yards of the
homes we pass by.

Those crosses are a statement of support for Frankenmuth's Christian foundation.

Two years ago an atheist living there complained about two crosses on a bridge in town. He requested that they be removed and the town removed them. He then decided that, since he was so successful with that, the city shield should also be changed since it had on it, along with other symbols, a heart with a cross inside signifying the city's
Lutheran beginnings.

At that point, the residents decided they had had enough. Hundreds of residents made their opinions known by placing small crosses in their front yards. Seeing this quiet but powerful statement from the community, the man removed his complaint. Those simple crosses remain in those front yards today.

After passing those crosses for two years, it finally hit me that a small cross in millions of front yards across our country could provide a powerful and inspiring message for all Americans passing them every day. I think it might be time to take this idea across America.

We have an administration that says "we are not a Christian nation" and everywhere you look the ACLU and others are trying to remove from our history and current lives any reference to God, prayer, or the fact that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles.

Our administration can't bring themselves to talk about "radical Muslims or Islamic terrorists" for fear of offending them, but they can talk about Americans "clinging to their guns and their religion", or insinuate that our own military troops coming home from service overseas might turn into terrorists.

The majority of Americans are Christians, why are we letting this happen to us?

It's time to stand up and make a statement..a small, quiet, but powerful statement. If you agree, place a small white cross in your front yard or garden for all to see that they are not alone. It would be a beautiful thing to see crosses all across America.

God has richly blessed America but America is falling short of returning thanks for it...we can help to change that.

Excellent, excellent, excellent idea. And we can go another step further. Since the media have been ordered not to wear flag lapel pins because the president has declared them offensive to some, everyone could wear a flag pin on their hat or lapel.

Do not be afraid to let others know where you stand and what you believe.

Round Ripple Bedspread crochet

                 ROUND RIPPLE Queen Size BED-SPREAD - PATTERN

This is my "ALL" time favorite Round Ripple Pattern. I've made several Bedspreads from this pattern, However this is "NOT" one of my {JMSQ} patterns.....


The above photo is a "Queen size Round Ripple Bedspread" I made for a "Wedding Gift" for "Carlin & Hadessa Beiler in the Fall 2006. I won 1st place in the county fair & Best of show - I also won 1st place in the district fair for this bedspread.  I carefully placed X's & O's sts around this Bedspread as a reminder of God Grand Love for them...My family is truly proud... JMSQ

The original pattern is from Lynn {~Lyn's Designs~www.angelcrafts.net 1984/3rd edition rewritten 11/05 for simplicity}- who re-wrote the pattern for easy understanding.


(FOLLOW DIRECTIONS JUST AS THEY ARE WRITTEN)

I use a J hook

Row 1- chain 4 join to form a ring. ch 3, (ch 3 counts as 1 dc through out pattern). work 11 dc in ring (12 dc). join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Row 2- Chain 3 1dc in same stitch and 2dc in each stitch around (24) join with slp stitch in top of Ch 3 Row 3- chain 3 *skip next stitch, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next st. repeat from * ending with 1 dc in base of chain 3, ch 2, sl st in top of ch 3.

Row 4- Sl st into ch 2 space, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, repeat * around. Join

Row 5- Sl st into next st, ch 3, * 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the ch 2 sp, 1 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next st. repeat from * around, join

Row 6- Sl st into next st, ch 3, 1 dc in next st. *2dc, ch 2, 2dc in the ch 2 sp, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, skip next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, repeat*, ending with skip 2 sts, join

Row 7- St st into next st, ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, *1 dc, ch 2,1dc (small shell), in next ch2 sp, 1 dc in next 3 sts, spip 2 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts, repeat * around, ending with skip 2 sts. Join.
Row 8- St st into next st, ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, *2dc, ch 2, 2 dc (large shell) in ch 2 space, 1 dc in next 3 sts, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, repeat * around, ending with skip 2 sts, sl st in top of ch 3.

Row 9- st st into next st., ch 3, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc (large shell) in ch 2 space, 1 dc in next 4 sts, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next 4 sts, repeat * around, ending with skip 2 sts, sl st into top of ch 3.

CONTINUE working in round in pattern established always working 1 round with small shell, and 2 round with large shell. CONTINUE repeating rounds 7-8-9 (the number of DC will increase on each round between the "ch 2 space" and the "skip 2 sts")

For most of the Bed-Spreads I went 10 rows then switched to the next color, 10 rows, then next color Etc.( for a total of 60 rows) add trim of your choice-


#1 Trim:
I do sl st, ch 1, hdc & 1 dc in same space, skip 1 st, and sl st into next st, ch 1, hdc, 1 dc, in same st, skip 1 and repeat around


#2 Trim
You can also do a shell trim around which is truly beautiful as well/

Ruffled Scrunchie w/curl ties crochet - Brittanie

                          {Created in Honor of our Granddaughter Brittanie}



I so hope you unjoy using this pattern & Blessing your Precious little girls with the Love of These Ruffled Scrunchies with Curl Ties... God Bless
(On photo, #1 shows elastic band turned into 2 like it would be if on a pony tail, with bow & curl ties hanging down on sides of pony tail. #'s 2 & 3 show how they look when finished, & #4 shows elastic band turned into 2 with curl ties with bow on bottom of scrunchie with curl ties hanging down. The great thing is if bows come untied, they won’t fall off and get lost


“Ruffled Scrunchie with Curl Ties”

Materials Needed:
H hook
Darning Needle
Row 1: With a elastic band, attach yarn with a sc, ch 1 sc in opening of elastic band, 39 more sc in elastic band, join, (40 sts)

Row 2: ch 3 sc in same st. ch 3 sc in next st, ch 3 sc in same st, ch 3, ch in next st.* (sc, ch 3, sc ch 3 )*in next st 5 sts. - **Sc in next st, ch 45, 5 dc in 2 st from hook, and in next 8 sts, 5 dc, 1 sl st in next st, (total of 50 sts which make nice curl) sl st into next st and remaining sts. Sl st into same st as 1st ch of curl chain, st st in next st, ** repeat above. Ch 3, sl st in same st, ch 3, sl at in next st. *** sl st, ch 3, sl st, ch 3 in each st around*** Join,

FINISH OFF, TUCK IN TAILS

NOTE: You can do 60 sts then do the curl st and this works nice for 8 to 10 yr old girls

{"GOD" holds "ALL" © Copyrights 2004 to this pattern.}

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Hugs & Kisses crochet Baby Set - Samantha

                         {Created in Honor of our Granddaughter Samantha}


God brought this pattern to mind 6 yrs ago, but decided to unload my computer with all my stored patterns and share with the world. I hope you enjoy creating this Baby set and sharing with others...God Bless.

SPECIAL STITCH's:

X Stitch
ch 1, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, *{go around back of st just made & into the front of prev. st} 1 dc in back & into prev. st.

Front post and Back post

Appearance in pattern - fp(st) or bp(st)

The (st) denotes whatever stitch you are supposed to make around the post such as fpdc would mean double crochet around the front of the post.



FPHDC:
Yo, insert hook from front to back and to front again around the vertical post (upright part) of next st, yo and draw yarn through, yo and complete hdc.


BPHDC:
Yo, reaching over top of piece and working on opposite side (right side) of work, insert hook from right to left around vertical post of next st, yo and draw yarn through, yo and complete hdc.


Materials Needed:
H hook

Row 1: ch 71, 1 dc in 2nd st from hook, and in each st across

Row 2: sk first st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, *{go around back of st just made & into the front of prev. st} 1 dc in back & into prev. st.(X stitch made). *Repeat 21 times, 1 dc in last 2 sts, ch 3 turn

Row 3: skip first st, 1 dc in each stitch across including ch 1 spaces, ch 3 turn

Repeat Row's - 2 & 3 for a total of 34 rows- DO NOT FINISH OFF, at end of row 34,

Row 35: ch 1, 2 sc in each corner, 1 sc in each st around blanket, join. {SHELL BORDER:}

Row 36: ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *skip 1 st, sl st into next st, skip 1 st, 5 dc in next st, *around, join, FINISH OFF TUCK IN TAILS

{HAT}

Preemie size F or G Hook

Newborn size G or H Hook


Preemie Hat:

Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring, ch 3 (ch 3 does NOT count as dc)

Rnd 1: Make 12 dc in ring, join with sl st into top of first dc. (total 13 dc)

Rnd 2: 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around and join with sl st. (25 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc into next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around and join with sl st.

*For NEWBORN size, continue with pattern below:

Rnd 4 (Preemie size,) dc in each st and join with sl st.

Rnd 5-7 Repeat rnd 4. (DO NOT FASTEN OFF after row 8)

Row 8:ch 4, sk 2 sts, X st around *{X Stitch- ch 1, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, *{go around back of st just made & into the front of prev. st} 1 dc in back & into prev. st.}, join

Row 9: 1 Dc in each st around, including all ch 1 spaces. Join, ch 3

Row 10: 1 FPDC, in first st, 1 BPDC in next st around. Join & finish off



*FOR NEWBORN SIZE:


Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc into next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around and join with sl st.

Rnd 5: Dc in each st and join with sl st.

Rnd 6-9: Repeat rnd 5 of Newborn size pattern.

Row 10:ch 4, sk 2 sts, X st around *{X Stitch- ch 1, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, *{go around back of st just made & into the front of prev. st} 1 dc in back & into prev. st.}, join

Row 11: 1 hdc in each st around, including all ch 1 spaces. Join, ch 3

Row 12: 1 FPHDC, in first st, 1 BPHDC in next st around. Join & finish off

~ ~ © 2004 ~ ~ Jean Marie (JMSQ)


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Please consider making a "Baby Set" for "Charity"

My Simple Poncho's crocheted - Rhonda

{Created in Honor of our Daughter Rhonda}


J Hook

2 - 8 oz. skeins of yarn


SPECIAL STITCH:
{Corner Sp,- 1 dc in last dc from privous row, 2 dc, ch 2 , 2 dc in ch 2 sp, 1 dc in first dc from privous row}

Ch 96, join to first ch form a circle, careful not to turn chain.

Row 1- Chain 3 [this counts as your first dc], dc in the next 2 chains [this completes your first block], ch 1 [this completes your first space], *dc in the next three chains, ch 1* around, join with a sl st to top of ch 3

Find the halfway point on the front of the poncho, which will be a ch1 space. Make sure that there are an even number of spaces between it and the corner on the first round from either direction. Use a large safety pin to mark this space.

Row 2: sl st next 2 sts, Ch 3 [counts as 1st dc],2 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in ch 1 sp, 1 dc in (next)first dc from privous row, ch 1 (first corner made) *3 dc, ch 1 in next ch 1 sp *repeat until next corner (16 - 3 dc groups) 1 dc in last dc from privous row, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next dc from privous round ch 1 ( 2nd corner made) *3 dc, ch 1 in next ch 1 sp* join with a sl st to top of ch 3

Row 3: sl st next 2 sts, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner, 1 dc in first dc from privous round, ch 1 *Repeat 3 dc ch 1 in next ch 1 sp, to next corner* ( 1 dc in 3rd dc from privous row, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, in center ch 2 sp, 1 dc in next dc of privous round, ch 1 (corner made) Continue with pattern *, join with a sl st to top of ch 3

REPEAT row 3 for a total of 26 rows

Shell border:
**sl st next 2 sts, ch 4 (counts as trc), 1 trc, ch 1, 7 times in corner sp, 1 trc, ch 1 in next dc, (total 9 trc's & 9 ch 1's - Corner made) *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 1 trc, ch 1 (7 times) in next ch 1 sp, *Repeat to corner, then repeat ** Join & fasten off


NECK BORDERS: 2 choices
1.) Neck Border: Join in any st, *ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in each st around, join *(work 3 or 4 rows of 1 sc in each st around) & fasten off

2.) Cowl Border: Join with a sl st, ch 3, dc in each st around join with a sl st top of ch 3, REPEAT for a total of 6 to 8 rows depending on how high you want your cowl neck line, join & fasten off


Copyright © Aug. 16th, 2005 Jean Marie {JMSQ}

My {JMSQ} © Qunique Patterns.
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1-2-3 Poncho-Shawl crochet - JoAnn Sampson

                                  (In Memory of JoAnn Sampson © 2006)


My daughter is 30 PLUS yrs old now, as has grown up wearing these poncho's as have all my Granddaughters.

These can be made for newborns up to XXXL if wanted, it depends on you and how big you want them (different size yarn & Hooks makes all the difference).

They are great with matching hats as well.

By not sewing (whip-stitch) up the front you can have a wonderful shawl, whip st up the front creates a poncho with a nice collar. Add fringe to set the accent on the bottom of this shawl/Poncho or scallops. You decide.

I pray you enjoy this wonderful Classic as we have over the years. ( Mom started making these back in the "early 1970's", and here it is the end of 2010 and I'm pleased to share this with you)



PATTERN:

1, 2, 3 Shawl/Poncho

(1 sc, 2 ch's, & 3 Dc's - all worked in ch 2 space from previous row)

For adult size: J hook

Ch 5, skip firts 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 5 turn.Spip first 2 ch's, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc's, (sc in ch 2 sp of previous row, ch 2, 3 dc all in same space), **ch 5 turn, skip first 2 ch's, work 1 dc in each of next 3 ch's, sc in ch 2 space from previous row, ch 2, 3 dc (ALL in the same space), sc in next ch 2 space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space ** Repeat to end of row

CONTINUE working this pattern until desired length, then you can finish off leaving enough yarn to whip stitch up the front or just finish off.

Great with fringe or scallops

This makes a Beautiful gift for newborns with matching hats & booties

Just use baby yarn or sports yarn with a size F or G hook (I like a G Hook) I don't add fringe for these, I use dainty scallops

1-2-3 Blankie & Hat Patterns crochet - Tablitha

                           {Created in Honor of our Granddaughter Tablitha}
                                 ( 1, 2, 3 Blankie "J.M.S.Q." © Copyrighted)


This pattern is several years old, I made my first "webpage" for this pattern in 2000, then another with Angelfire in 2004.- I first shared this pattern on-line in 1998 or 99, so as you can see, the © goes back a few years, and I've had this pattern written down on index cards and used it more times than I can count over the last 20 yrs.. I pray you enjoy Blessing your Babies with this.... God Bless



Preemie Version

(1 sc, 2 ch's, 3 dc all in same space)
H Hook for Preemie's

For 4 ply yarn, ch 70 & follow directions below For baby weight yarn, ch 70, then follow directions below

Blankie's should measure 18" x 18"

H Hook - For full term babies

With 4 ply worsted weight yarn......Looks especially pretty with a varigated yarn.

Crochet 180 stitches loosely (or more to it about 36" x 45")

1st Row: 3 DC in 4th ch from hook. *skip 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch. Ch 2, 3 DC, in same sc. repeat across from *. ending 1 sc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.

2nd Row: 3 DC in last sc. *in next ch 2 space work 1 sc. ch 2, 3 DC* repeat from * across ending sc in top of ch 3 of previous row. Ch 3, turn. Repeat Row 2 until desired length. DO NOT FINISH OFF!!!!!!!!

Continue to work pattern all the way "around afghan".(All 4 sides - both sides, top & bottom of afghan)


                               ~ ~ ~ ~ Preemie HATS ~ ~ ~ ~

Hook Size E (F & G)

E hook for 1 to 2 pounds Rows 1 & 2 , sk rows 3 & 4, continue with instructions of 5-10

F hook for 3 to 4 pounds Rows 1-3, sk row 4, continue with instructions 5-10

G hook for 5 to 6 Pounds Rows 1-3, work row 4 same as 5 thru 10
Note: Beg ch 2 does not count as a st in this pattern.

Hat: Beginning at top of hat, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 13 dc in ring, join with a sl st in first dc. 13 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join with a sl st in first dc. 26 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 2 dc in first st, *2dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat from * around ending with 2dc in last st, join with a sl st in first dc. 39 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, turn, *dc in first two sts, 2dc in next st, repeat from * around, join with a sl st in first dc. 52 sts.

Rnds 5 - 10: Ch 2, dc in each st around, join with a sl st in first dc. 52 sts.

DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Edging: (Ch 1 and sc) in each st around, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends of yarn. Turn up bottom of hat for brim.

(Jeanarie's Preemie Hat "J.M.S.Q" © COPYRIGHTED)