Monday, June 04, 2007

Where in the world are you? Hot here today!

<---_ Nice cool Logan Utah!!

It is 105 F here today in Logandale, NV so I decided to post a photo I took of Logan, Utah that I took when we were there in 2004!

I am soooooooooooooo grateful for air conditioning, wow.... so thankful.

We live in a world of amazing technology and comforts, and I don't think we even are aware of it most of the time. But I sure am today!

I hope all of you will sign my new MAP, place a pin where you are in the world. Map is in the right hand column.

Well, I just clicked on Google News, and nothing positive on there, nothing... hmmmmm? Perhaps we can fix that. We have something in our Sunday Relief Society meetings called 'A good News minute'. It's really inspired. So uplifting to hear positive and happy news instead of all the 'wars and rumors of wars, doom and gloom' that normally fills our airwaves and ears. When you come to visit this blog, perhaps you could leave a Good News Message? Something good in your life, something good happening or that someone did for you? You know, there is just as much good stuff going on in the world, maybe more, than bad stuff.

I found this website and just had to order one to give it a try. Looks like a neat way to turn those fleece pieces into squares for blankets. Or to edge a blanket! I have not received mine yet but I am looking forward to it. It's called Edgerydoo!
You can pay with PayPal which makes it easy too. Hoping to have some fun with this one and make lots of warm blankets.

I updated my BELIEFS PAGE this weekend by the way, so be sure to check it out. Lots of good news on that page - and some wonderful scripture study articles and such. We are going to be studying how to study your scriptures for Adult Religion Class this summer-- it actually starts on Thursday this week since the kids are done with school this week. I can't wait! I love reading and learning from the scriptures, they truly are a pathway home as we learn about Christ and how to come unto Him.

Here is a pattern I have had posted on my site for ages. I take no credit for the pattern because it is not one I created at all. In fact, I have no idea where it came from originally. It was just an oldie pattern that has been around for eons. It would be lovely for a Christmas gift for someone you care about. Can you believe it is half way through the year already and is only 6 months till Christmas!? Where does time go?

Jacob's Ladder Afghan

Size: 50 X 64 if you add a fringe
Materials: 35 ozs. various colors. I have seen this crocheted using scraps--very pretty! 4-Ply knitting Worsted
Size "I" crochet hook
13 one-inch safety pins

Gauge: 6 dc = 2 inches: 2 rows = 1 inch
Note: Count ch 3 at end of each row as 1 dc. In the last 2 rows ch 6, not 10 for loops.
Abbreviations: lp = loop, ch = chain, sk = skip, sc =single crochet, dc = double crochet

Row 1: Ch 253, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 9 chs, ch 10, sk 10 chs (this makes lp), * dc in next 10 ch, ch 10, sk 10 chs. Repeat from * until there are13 groups of dcs and 12 lps, ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Dc in next 9 dcs, ch 10, sk 10 sts, * dc in next 10 dcs, ch 10, sk lp, repeat from * , ch 3, turn. Repeat Row 2 until there are 116 rows. Fasten off.
To finish lps: Start at bottom of afghan and with fingers pull 1st lp over the 2nd lp, pull 2nd lp through, 2nd lp over 3rd, 3rd through. Repeat to end, fasten last 2 loops together with safety pin. (Be sure all loops go in same direction.)

Finishing: Sc in each dc across top, 2 scs in each lp (remove safety pins as you go). Across bottom sc in 10 dc, * ch 1, sc in 10 dc. Repeat from * to end, fasten off.
Fringe: Cut 10 inch lengths of yarn, fold in half. Knot on folded strand in each ch at top and bottom, trim fringe evenly.


I just found this self striping technique on a KNITTING BLOG and had to share with all of you. It teaches and shows you how to dye your wool so it is self striping!! I have to give this a try. I think our living room/kitchen are is big enough and I love self striping yarn. Always wondered how they did that yarn!

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Hug the ones you love!


Mimi said...

Good news message: I have a new grandson. My dad turns 80 June 5th. The baby is his namesake. He is so very pleased. I had the joy of being with my parents this day.Also my GD told me I made the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the the world. :) the whole wide world no less. Just simple little joyful good news.

Anonymous said...

Good news message: I got my stair railing painted already this morning. I've put it off for so long and now it is done. I'm smiling!!! :)

schcrochet said...

Thanks for stopping in and for your nice compliment on my work (knitting and crocheting). I would love to see a larger picture of jacobs looks interesting to me...even more so when I read you're using up scrapes!!! Do tell. Taking a wee break from scraping the wall...stripes wall paper, not working on the glue thats still thre...groaning

Anonymous said...

Bev, I want to sign your map, but I can't see where it is. Your post says right hand column, but I don't see it anywhere. Am I blind, or just looking in the wrong place?

bevq said...

Hi Anonymous
The MAP is on the main page of my blog

And you will have to scroll down a little just under where it says 'read my complete profile' or something like that.
Possibly it doesn't show up on all the browsers out there?