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My Bins Are Empty! I’m Feeling A Bit Bereft!

Crafting, Donation Crafting, Items For Pine Ridge December 10, 2016

Last Monday was shipping day! Finally!

Shipping day seems like a day that I work toward for a long time – much the way I usually work all year making things for Christmas. I’d be dishonest if I said that I don’t feel a bit of the same let down that I typically feel after Christmas…after all of the gifts for the season are exchanged…and the excitement of imagining the receiver’s pleasure in their gifts has passed and it’s simply time to start again on the next year’s gifts.

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Bright Scrappy Stars Quilt And Black Scrappy Star Quilt Finished!

A Finish!, Crafting, Everything, Items For Pine Ridge, Quilting October 26, 2016

Something shifted a few weeks ago when I made my first pieced backing for the bright swirls quilt. Buying fabric for backings and making the backings suddenly became as much fun as making the tops…and since then I’ve been making fairly swift progress through the big bin in the storage room that holds all the projects that are waiting to be quilted. The bright scrappy stars quilt which I blogged about when I was piecing it and layering it several months ago has finally been completed!

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39 Of 200 Items Sent To Pine Ridge

Crafting, Donation Crafting, Everything, Items For Pine Ridge October 3, 2016

These are the first 39 of the 200 items that I pledged to send to Pine Ridge at the start of the 2016. A while back, mid-year, I began to wonder whether I’d be able to send 200 handcrafted things…and the whole 200 may not be handmade, but the majority will be. I’ve got quite a few more hats to send, quite a few crayon rolls finished and more ready to sew. I’ve also got crocheted wash cloths and some purchased dolls, some homemade doll clothes and a couple of quilts and another baby blanket that I think will go there because they are needed there.

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I’ve Been Busy Making Crayon Rolls!

A Finish!, Crafting, Everything, Items For Pine Ridge, Sunday Freebies September 12, 2016

One of the things I’ve wanted to make for a while are some of the crayon rolls that I’ve seen around the internet–especially on Pinterest. I’ve thought that they would be great to send to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Since I’ve been browsing the internet looking for patterns for crayon rolls, and trying to figure out what I need to buy to make some of them, I thought I’d share some links to some of the patterns that are out there. I’m sure this is something I’ll refer back to again, as there are quite a few different ways to make these crayon rolls…and well…I like variety. 🙂 I get bored if I do too many things that are too much the same…even if I do like the security of knowing what I’m doing and knowing what I need to have on hand to do it.

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Pink Blanket For Pine Ridge Finished!

A Finish!, Crafting, Donation Crafting, Everything, Items For Pine Ridge July 23, 2016

Early in 2016 I committed to sending 200 items to Pine Ridge. It was that commitment which initially inspired me to learn to crochet. I started with cotton dishcloths and then went to winter scarves and then to hats. After about 30 hats I got a bit bored with hats and needed a bit of a break so I decided to make a baby blanket. The first blanket I made using Lion Brand’s Lemon Swirl Big Scoop Ice Cream Yarn. This one is made using Lion Brand’s Cotton Candy Big Scoop Ice Cream Yarn.

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A Baby Boy Blanket For Pine Ridge

A Finish!, Crafting, Donation Crafting, Everything, Items For Pine Ridge July 4, 2016

I got a bit bored making hats so decided to take a break and do something else for a while. I found some gorgeous blue, yellow, white, and aqua baby yarn and decided it would make a beautiful baby blanket. I decided it was time to learn a new crochet stitch…having only known single crochet up to that point. So I watched some YouTube videos and learned how to do the half double stitch. This baby blanket/afghan is done totally in half double crochet. There is no pattern…just half double crochet and variegated yarn.

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Sunday Freebies For 2/14/2016

Crafting, Donation Crafting, Everything, Items For Pine Ridge, Sunday Freebies February 15, 2016

I have a very short Sunday Freebies post for you today. This week I spent more time sourcing materials for projects that I’m thinking about making than searching out new patterns. The results of those searches will make their way into upcoming posts on places to buy apparel fabric, places to buy lace and other trim, places to buy fabric by the pound, and places to buy yarn.

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