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I have been working on this for about 1 month on and off.  When ever I was waiting for my children to come out of school I would pull this out and do a little bit of work on it.  I am debating if I should write up the pattern and make it available if interested let me know by leaving a comment here in this post.

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I got close to finishing a few days ago and realized I was not liking the way it hung.  The thread was too light and did not drape well.  So I decided I would add large rocaille beads to  the edge to give it weight and make it hang nicer than it was.  The thread is boil fast thread from Mexico  (Granny’s is the name of it) but I found it thrift shopping in Utah.  I like the way it now looks now that it has weight and has been blocked.  This might look like it is a lot of thread but it is only 2 balls of that thread as that is all I could find and two jars of beads the whole thing when crumbled fits into the palm of one hand.  That is the main reason it needed the weight to hold it down.  I finished making it last night at 2 am (sick husband kept me up).  Got it wet and blocked it so this morning when I woke up it was all done.

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There is no pattern for this at this time it is just what came out of my head as I crocheted.  Like I said above if interested in the pattern  leave a comment on this blog post if I get enough I will write it up and make it available.

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Penguin here is the last hat from the book this is also the one featured on the cover of the book.

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More samples from helping just be happy  with her new  book .  When I took this photo I had yet to put ties on it.

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>Happy Valentine’s Day

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>May the force be with you

>yodaWe have a good friend who is celebrating his 40th birthday real soon.  He is a big Star Wars fan massive understatement.  So my oldest daughter made this gift for him.  All my daughters love to make origami they are all pretty much self taught.  My husband and myself helped a little in the beginning but I haven’t made anything this complex ever with origami.    She made this using a pattern for yodashe found on the internet.(when you get to the previous link click on the picture of Yoda to get to the tutorial). Here for the light saber.  If you think his other hand looks odd it is becasue he is holding his staff in that hand.

>Beads and lace

>detailPlayed with beads and lace a little bit this week. Don’t know if I am going to keep this or frog it.  It was more an experiment than a project.  I know some people would say that was hours of work.  Well yes it was, but it was just meant as a study not something to keep.  I think doing studies every now and again gives you a feel for how things work.  So then you can incorporate the ideas into a project and you know ahead of time how things will look and work  that way you will want to keep the finished project.

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Just fyi size 30 dmc thread and rocaille beads the fact that I used rocaille beads is why I know it is just a practice piece.  becasue a real piece would have been done with tiny seed beads. I made about 3 yards

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