knitted sleeves for Levi Jacket

That jacket that I have been reworking for a while. ( posts : one, two and three ).  So now I am at again.  The sleeves are getting a little too thready.

hole in sleeve

First I lined all the areas I want to knit in with Romanian cord just so I have something to attach the knitted piece too.
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Guardian Angel …cross stitch

detail of letters

Been busy trying to get a cross stitch done for a customer.   She always starts a cross stitch but then get behind on it so I end up doing them.   This one was not the norm as usually she makes one mistake and Ii find it and it is easy to fix and go forward.  
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Pink pearl cotton glove repair

 This gloved all the way from the other side of the United States to my home for me to repair it.  It is not what i would actually call a hole even though you can see one.  When I inspected it, it is actually  a runner like you get in stockings , and knitting but this is crochet.  Most people do not know you can get them in crochet too.  But in crochet it is a dropped yo.  So when the person who created this many years ago was making the double crochet she actually missed the loop and it was left hanging sort of tight connected by the pressure of the other stitches around it but in time with wear and washing it worked its way free and started to run.
hole

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Popcorn stitch afghan repair work

good block
I lady came by on the 5th to show me three afghans she needed cleaned and repaired.  This is the first one I am working on and probably the worse one in dirt.  Three tub fulls of water to get this one to come mostly clean.  Looked light tan when I got it.  Looks light ecru now.  This is why I highly recommend cleaning before repair or the repair will look nothing like the afghan after it is cleaned.

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Wheat Stitched Cord Bolero vest revisited

1/4 finished with needle lace filling
A few years back (about 6 years) I was working on bolero vest and it got set a side I worked on it some a recently while on my trip in Mexico and this is the progress I made on it.  It is using the Wheat stitch cord I posted a few days ago about but this cord was made about 7 years ago.  I hope to get this done at some point in my life sometimes I just have no deadlines on things I make just for fun so they happen when they happen. I hope it will fit me then if it doesn't well I have 3 daughters who are always happy to claim anything I have made as their own to wear.  So it will not go to waist when ever it is finished.  this is Antique thread I am using here both for the cord and the filling stitches.  Which is a lot heavier than I usually use  so this vest has a more textured feel to it which I like

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Irish crochet

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This queen sized bedspread, with over 200 blocks, was recently repaired and now safely placed for viewing and pleasure. The owner ,Frances Blaize Haines was given the spread by her Grandmother “Muggie” circa 1940

Irish crochet , originally uploaded by texas44.

I love getting emails like this first thing in the morning.  A while back I drafted a crochet pattern ( from the photos below) to help a fellow crocheter make the repairs on a family heirloom. They used the tutorial I did on how to do repair work on crochet these are her results. I could not be happier for her. I was able to help someone from a long distance over the Internet life is amazing. Now she has a new skill that she can repair crochet and not be afraid of it. If you have used my tutorial I would love to see your finished repair projects too. 
Original damage was like this
<KENOX S730  / Samsung S730>
But needed to look like this
Muggie's crochet
Here is where I placed the pattern so if others want to make this too or have the same afghan they have to repair and here is the tutorial on how to make repairs if you don’t know how.

>Irish rose block free pattern

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Trying to help someone on raverly repair an afghan  the photographs are hers not mine that are in the white/ecru thread original is from about 1940 she said.  The photo you see above was my only reference to make the pattern for her as she is in one state and I am in another.   The one below I saw after I had made the pattern for her. Not to bad if I say so myself  I hope it helps her.
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I did popcorns in mine but you could use bobbles or puffs instead I think the original is bobbles.

size 5 hook 1.90mm
size 10 thread

ch 6 close to form ring

  1. 1 chain 1, 12 sc into ring slip stitch into first sc
  2. ch 1, sc in to sls just made, *ch 5, sk 1 sc sc into next sc on previous round* 4 times , ch 5 sl st into fist sc sl st into next ch 5 space ch 1
  3. sc, 6dc, sc  in every  ch5 space ,  slst into 1st sc, ch 1,
  4. sc around 1st sc on round 2, * ch 7, sc around next sc on round 2 * 5 times, ch 7 slst into first sc and next ch 7 space, ch 1
  5. sc, dc, 7 treble, dc, sc  in each ch 7 space , sl st top  first sc, dc, and 1st and 2nd treble
  6. ch1 sc in same stitch as last slst,( ch 3, slst into top last sc made)picot made, *chain 9, sc in second to last trebl of this petal, make picot, ch7, sc in second treble of next petal, make picot, ch 7 , sc in second to last treble of this petal make picot,chain 9, sc in second trebl of the next petal,  make picot, ch7, sc in second to last treble of this petal, make picot,* ch 7 , sc in second treble of next petal make picot, repeat from * to * 1  time ch3, dtreble into 1st sc of round
  7. ch 1 sc into top of last treble on last round, make picot, chain 7 sc in 5 chain of next  chain, *ch 9, sc in the same stitch as last sc, (ch 7, sc in 4th chain on of next chain, make picot,) repeat 1 more time, chain 7, sc in the 5th chain of the next chain,* repeat from * to * 2 more times, ch 9, sc in the same stitch as last sc, ch 7, sc in 4th chain on of next chain, make picot,), chain 3, dtreble into first sc of round         rose
  8. ch 1 sc into top of last treble on last round, make picot, ch 7, sc in 5 ch of next ch, make picot,ch 7, *dc in the 4th chin of the next chain,ch6 dc in the stitch as last dc, (chain 7, sc in 5th chain of next chain, make picot) 3 times, chain 7* repeat from * to * 2 more times, dc in the 4th chain of the next chain,ch6, dc in the stitch as last dc, ch 7, sc in 4th ch of next ch, make picot, ch 3, dtreble into 1st sc of round, ch 1 net
  9. sc in top of dtreble make picot, *ch 7, sc in the 4th chain of the next chain, make picot, ch 7, dc in 4th,  5th and 6th ch of next chain, (5 dc in next dc, remove hook and place in top of first dc of 5 hook loop and pull through, 1 sc) popcorn made, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chains,  chain 6, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chain , make popcorn in next dc, 1 dc in the each of the next 3 chains, chain 7, sc in 5th chain of next chain, make picot* repeat from * to * 2more times, ch 7, sc in the 4th chain of the next chain, make picot, ch 7, dc in 4th,  5th and 6th ch of next chain, make popcorn in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chains,  chain 6, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chain , make popcorn in next dc, 1 dc in the each of the next 3 chains, chain 4,dc in the top of the first sc of this roundhalf done
  10. ch 10 ( counts as 1 dc and a ch 70, sc in the 4th chain of the next chain, make picot, ch 7,* dc in 4th,  5th and 6th ch of next chain, make popcorn in 1st dc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, make popcorn in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches , make popcorn in next dc,1 dc in each of the next three chains, chain 7,sc in the 4th chain of the next chain, make picot, chain 7* repeat from * to *2 more times  dc in 4th,  5th and 6th ch of next chain, make popcorn in 1st dc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, make popcorn in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches , make popcorn in next dc,1 dc in each of the next two chain, slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the beginning  10 chains
  11. ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 2 chains, *chain 5, 1 dc in the last 3 chains of the next chain 7, (popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches) 2 times popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, chain 6, 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, (popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches) 2 times popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches,* repeat from * to * 2 more times chain 5, 1 dc in the last 3 chains of the next chain 7, (popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches) 2 times popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, chain 6, 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches,(popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches) 2 times popcorn in next stitch slip stitch in to the toop of the chain 3
  12. chain 3, 1 dc in every stitch including each chain,  in the corners work (1 dc in each of 3 chains, then chain 6 the work 1 dc in each of the last 3 chains), over the chain 5 areas you should have of course 5 dcs slip stitch at the end of the round to the 3rd chain at the begining of the round.
  13. chain 1, 1sc in ever stitch in the corners work (1sdc in each of 3 chains, then chain 2 the work 1 sc in each of the last 3 chains),slip stitch at the end of the round to the top of the fist sc. cut and finish threads
finished block

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