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HSKS 3 QUESTIONNAIRE

Posted by sallenlouise on August 31, 2007

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HSKS 3 QUESTIONNAIRE

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1. What Hogwarts house have you been sorted into?
♦∫lytherin House♦

2. List your favorite double-point needle brands, including size and length. Or would you prefer circulars?

♦I’m a newbie, so I will trust your judgment♦

3. Would you like to try a new brand needle? If so, which brand? Size? Length?

♦Lengthy and sharp!♦

4. If you are a RAVENCLAW, do you prefer the colors in the film or the book? Do you have a strong preference?

♦N/A♦

5. Do you have any allergies?

♦NO♦

6. If you are swapping scarves – what is your desired length for the pattern? This will help your partner find the pattern that is just right for you and buy yarn accordingly.

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Speedy Dishcloth fixed, And other notes~

Posted by sallenlouise on August 30, 2007

Sonia’s Speedy Dishcloth pattern is fixed~ I believe anyway, lol! Let me know if you have any issues with it, also, don’t be shy, let me see pics! I sent these three to my swap partner, you can alternate colors for different looks.

Sonias Speedy Dishcloth

A little late, but here are the SP 10 pics that I promised. (Brutus decided to check it all out at the last minute!) Thank you SP 10 angels!!!!!!This is what My SP from the Villes Autumn Secret pal sent me! You cant see, but there is also a Hobby Lobby gift card too! Thank you SP!!!!!

SP 10 Angels Autumn SP reveal

Tomorrow, I will be looking at 3 more houses. I think I’m set on a certain one though. Who knows what tomorrow will bring. Positive thoughts guys!

My bother called me tonight, (he’s in OK) just to ask what movie he should watch, lol! Ofcourse, he didn’t go with my pic….figures, lol!!! I’m trying to figure out when we can take the drive up there to visit. I miss him, and his family. My family. I’m also hoping my other brother will drop by. We haven’t seen him for a while. We all miss him.

Anyway, I’m heading to bed. Sleep is finally ready. (hopefully it will still be ready when the lights go out!)

G’night everyone!

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Things are a hoppin’!

Posted by sallenlouise on August 30, 2007

My “babies” are back in school! Selah, my first baby is now a freshman in high school! I remember when I was a fish….how can my baby be one???? My other baby is in 7th…still have a few years yet…yay! What an emotional and crazy week so far. We have so much to do, it’s exhausting.
Hubby was home for a few days, and we went house hunting together! ( I have been the lone house hunter) He went to The Valley this morning and will probably be gone for a week or so. 😦 . I looked at a few more today, ad think I’ve found a winner. Keep your fingers crossed)

BANNER HSKS3

I have joined yet another swap…….I KNOW! HSKS 3!!!! Love this swap!!! I was in the first, skipped the second, but obviously I couldn’t keep away for long! lol! I can’t help myself. Unfortunately, I had to drop a few others. (Trying to save some extra money) Sniffle Sniffle….. Whatever will I do??(input southern accent!)

I will be updating my Boutique. I forgot all about my page, and have sold a few that are pictured. Silly me. So, for now, it is marked private…..I will unveil soon! I have some more stitch markers and a few patterns for 12″ squares. One is govig me a bit of a prob, but it will get there.

My unknown at the Ville send me an awesome package yesterday!!!!! THANK YOU SECRET SISTER!!!!! I will update with a pic soon. (She’s on vac, so no hurry!)

Also, my coffee and a surprise swap stuff came in today! AWESOME! I love swaps so much!!!!!

There is another charity scarf event . The need is for purple scarves for domestic violence. If interested, message me. Otherwise….tomorrow I will have the info updated.

TV SHOW NEWS!

Season 2 of BIG LOVE is over(HBO). What an end! You sort of have to feel sorry for ol’ Roman. I did feel a little bit sorry for Alby in the beginning…..but after what he’s been pulling, he can go where the sun don’t shine….so to speak, lol! UMM, don’t ask me what it is about this show, but I’m HOOKED!!!!!! It may be because it’s so different. I also love Bill Paxton. Yum!!! (even thought he’s played the wimp in a few of his movies!!!!! HILARIOUS!!!! Alien and True Crime)

I can’t wait for Private Practice to start (ABC) When they did the GA show with the cast…..I was like, I want to watch that show! Little did I know that was the plan the whole time! LOVE IT!!!!

OK, I will close for now. I will holler more later.

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The Red Scarf Project

Posted by sallenlouise on August 21, 2007

OFA
~Check them out for all the details!~

(this is from the OFA site)

OFA’s 2008 Red Scarf Project is officially underway. Knitters and crocheters who wish to send a
unique message of support for foster youth via their colorful handmade creations can send in
scarves to OFA between September 1 and October 15, 2007. Visit the Red Scarf Page for the
latest information and guidelines.

rules

Red Scarf Project FAQ

Guidelines for Knitters/crocheters

arrowScarf Size: Approximately 60″ long and 5″ to 8″ wide. Scarves should
be long enough to be wrapped around the neck, with tails long enough to be
tied in the front.

arrowStyle: Think unisex collegiate. Ask yourself if your son, brother, and/or
husband would enjoy receiving the scarf. Fringes are optional. Your scarf should
drape and tie easily.

arrowYarn: Preferably DK, double fingering-weight, worsted weight, or light
bully yarns. No laceweight, super-chunky, or mohair yarns as there are many
people who find mohair too itchy. The yarn should be soft.

arrowColor: Red! However, this could mean burgundy, cherry, russet, red stripes
with other colors, or multicolor hues including red. Other unisex colors, including black,
navy, teal, olive or gold are also welcome.

arrowFinished and tagged: Yarn ends should be securely sewn in. For a personal touch,
attach a tag saying “Handmade for You” with your first name, city, and group affiliation,
if any. Donors have also included washing instructions, messages of encouragement,
gift cards, burger bucks, books of stamps, etc.

arrowWhere will my Red Scarf be sent?

Your wonderful handmade creation will be sent in a Valentine’s Day Care Package
(February 2008) to an OFA student enrolled in college or trade school.

arrowWhen/where do I send my scarf?

Send your scarf between September 1 through October 15, 2007 to:

Orphan Foundation of America
The Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive
Sterling, VA 20166

As we have limited means for storage, please send your scarves only during
this time period.

arrowHow many scarves can I make and send in?

Please limit donations to no more than five scarves from any one person or
organization. Thank you!

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!!!CALLING ALL SWAP AND CROCHET LOVER’S!!!

Posted by sallenlouise on August 19, 2007

I just wanted to alert you to some new swaps! You must be SWAP BOT members to participate:

~*~Mystery Yarn Ball Swap~*~ (sign up here)

Homepage 1 partner, $20.00 limit

Last day to signup/drop: August 23, 2007
Date items must be sent by: September 10, 2007

~*~Halloween Square Swap~*~1 of 4 (sign up here)

Last day to signup/drop: August 24, 2007
Date items must be sent by: September 7, 2007
Number of swap partners: 3 Homepage

Make 1 12″ for each of your 3 partners, using BLACK and Orange Red Heart ww yarn.

~*~Halloween Square Swap~*~2 of 4(sign up here)

Last day to signup/drop: August 31, 2007
Date items must be sent by: September 14, 2007
Number of swap partners: 3 Homepage

Make 1 12″ for each of your 3 partners, using BLACK and Orange Red Heart ww yarn.

~*~Halloween Square Swap~*~3 of 4(sign up here)

Last day to signup/drop: September 7, 2007
Date items must be sent by: September 21, 2007
Number of swap partners: 3 Homepage

Make 1 12″ for each of your 3 partners, using BLACK and Orange Red Heart ww yarn.

~*~Halloween Square Swap~*~4 of 4(sign up here)

Last day to signup/drop: September 14, 2007
Date items must be sent by: September 28, 2007
Number of swap partners: 2 Homepage

Make 1 12″ for each of your 3 partners, using BLACK and Orange Red Heart ww yarn. This round you make a square for your self!

Come on over and join in on the fun! I’ll be looking for you!!!

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Finally, a lovely cup of tea!

Posted by sallenlouise on August 17, 2007

My PG Tips came in today!!!! It has been way to long since I’ve enjoyed a cup. (And boy am I enjoying it!)

My PC is down. It has been for the last 2 weeks or so now. THANK HEAVENS KC left me his laptop….He is just the best. We will get it looked at eventually, but right now other things are more important.

I think I have all of my links on the laptop now…..Hopefully….I’m sure I have a bunch that I will find again later. I think the main ones are set though. The printer is finally configured to the laptop. That was fun, let me tell ya! I’ve lost pictures though. I hope we will be able to retrieve them , but there were a few I NEED now. Not happy. Ohh well, what can ya do. My phone is almost transferred fully over. YAY!! Monday, all should be completed. It’s even on another side f the house. (long story)Still looking for a house. Getting the kids ready for back to school. I know you all know how much fun that is!!

It’s Autumn Secret Pal time at the Ville again!!! YAY!! I love swaps, secret pals, ad the ‘Ville just does it the best!

I have so many ideas planned for my SP….I’m so excited. I also can’t wait to find out who my unknown is. It’s sooo much fun! For one round, I had my friend Miranda…..that was very hard to keep a secret. I NEVER WANT SOMEONE I KNOW AGAIN!!It was a difficult swap!! LOL….It was still fun though!

AHHHHHH, I started a Mystery Yarn Ball Swap for my daughter. So, come join, it will be fun! I have some square swaps that Selah and I are doing, a couple of dishcloth swaps, and a stitch marker swap. My coffee/book came in today for another swap that I’m in. I can’t wait to try the coffee. The Kona blend smells yum !!! One of the books was a Victorian mystery romance, and the other was Children of Men……I have been wanting to read this!! Soo yay!!

And, I cannot forget Misty. Misty, Misty, Misty!!!! I love the shawl and square. The shawl was soooooo pretty! I will get a picture up soon. Thank you!!! ( I love the color and fringe!!)

Alright, thats enough for now. Ohh, I will update the pattern tomorrow. It’s going to be a crazy day.

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My Speedy Dishcloth Pattern

Posted by sallenlouise on August 6, 2007

*I think the pattern is simplified now. Please let me know if you have any problems. Don’t forget to link me to your pics!!*

~Sonia’s Speedy Dishcloth~

Designed By Sonia Allen-Remo
Copyright© Sonia Allen-Remo,2007

Sonias Speedy Dishcloth in blueSonias Speedy Dishcloth in pinkSonias Speedy Dishcloth in blue variegated

~*~Sallen's Boutique~*~


MATERIALS:

Crochet cotton, about 2 ounces, Size K crochet hook, Scissors

Stitches:

BEGINNING Cluster: Ch 2, *YO, insert hook in same space, YO and pull up a loop,

YO and pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat from* once, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

CLUSTER: *YO, insert hook in same space, YO and pull up a loop,

YO and pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat from* 2 more times, YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

(relax, work stitches loosely) CH 5, join with slst to form a circle.

RND 1: CH 5 [counts as 1st dc,ch2], (DC into ring, ch2), 6 times, join with slst to 3rd ch of beg ch3. [7 dc]

RND 2: slst into nxt ch2 sp, work BEG CLUSTER, ch3, work cluster, ch3 in each ch2 space around. join with slst to top of beginning cluster. [7 clusters]

RND 3: slst into nxt ch3 sp, (work BEG CLUSTER, ch3, work cluster, ch3) in same sp, (work cluster, ch3,cluster, ch3)in each space around. join with slst to top of beginning cluster. [14 total clusters]

RND 4: slst into nxt sp, work BEG CLUSTER, ch3,{in nxt sp,( work cluster, ch3, cluster, ch3), in nxt sp work cluster ch3}repeat { } around, join with slst to top of beginning cluster. [21 total clusters]

RND 5: slst into nxt sp, work BEG CLUSTER, ch3, in nxt sp, (work cluster, ch3)

in nxt sp {( work cluster, ch3, cluster, ch3)then (work cluster in nxt sp)twice } work {}6 times, in nxt sp ( work cluster, ch3, cluster, ch3) join with slst to top of beg cluster. [28 total clusters]

RND 6: slst into nxt sp, work BEG CLUSTER, ch3, (work cluster, ch3) 27 times, join with slst to top of beg cluster. [28 total clusters]

RND 7: slst into nxt sp, (work BEG CLUSTER, ch3, work cluster, ch3) in same space, ( in nxt sp work cluster, ch3, cluster, ch3) around, join with slst to top of beg cluster. [ 56 total clusters]

RND 8: slst into nxt sp, ch1, sc in same space, (ch 3, sc in nxt sp) around.join with slst to beg sc.

RND 9: slst into nxt sp, ch1, sc in same space, (ch 3, sc in nxt sp) around.join with slst to beg sc.

FASTEN OFF. Enjoy!!!

For a limited time this will be a free pattern! If you would like to share this, please link to my blog. I would love to see pictures of your dishcloths, so please link me to your blog or e-mail me!! I don’t mind if you use this for your bazaars and such, just please don’t sell or distribute the pattern.

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