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Crochet Card Project: Get Whale Soon

Get well wishes!! You don’t have to write a lot to lift someone’s spirits in a big way. This is for family or friends and expresses support. Put a smile on a child’s face!Linda 💚 Supplies Size C hook Yarn – #1 Fine White (Bernat Baby) Whale Button Individual packet of tissues Wording “Get Whale Soon” …

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A History of Midcentury Modern Furniture Design

The period between the end of World War II and the early 1960s brought a period of optimism and prosperity to America. John F. Kennedy becomes president, a man flies into space, and it seemed like a time when anything was possible. Gio Ponti and Carlo di Carli added sensuousness to furniture not seen since …

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Island In The Sun – The Other Palm Beach

In the famous misquote, F. Scott Fitzgerald says: “The rich are different from you and me.” Ernest Hemingway replies: “Yes. They have more money.” The sedate island of Palm Beach thumbs its Worth Avenue nose at Miami’s flamboyant South Beach. Winter elite never carry cash and party on yachts the size of RMS Queen Mary …

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Free Crochet Pattern: Baby Blanket

I recently posted a pattern for a simple granny square, and this baby blanket starts with that exact pattern and continues on, as if it were one large granny square. Here is the pattern: Supplies 3 Skeins Vanna’s Choice® in White 2 Skeins Vanna’s Choice® in Terracotta 2 Skeins Vanna’s Choice® in Dusty Green Size F …

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Crochet Card Project: Birthday Cupcake Card

It’s a snap to personalize this birthday card for him or her.Simply choose a design and add your own text.Customize it with photos.Adding a crocheted cupcake makes it even sweeter! ❤️ Linda Supplies Blank card – 5 ½x 4 ¼ Scrapbook Paper – (I found a reversible sheet with “sprinkles” on one side, and birthday …

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Free Crochet Pattern: Simple Granny Square

Today I want to share my simple pattern for a granny square. The granny square is one of the basics of crochet, and from this, you can create a variety of different kinds of blankets.  In fact, in the next post, I will show you a pattern for a baby blanket starting with this exact …

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Art and Vegetables for Everyone at Tomato Art Fest

the tomato,star of earth, recurrentand fertilestar,displaysits convolutions,its canals,its remarkable amplitudeand abundance,no pit,no husk,no leaves or thorns,the tomato offersits giftof fiery colorand cool completeness. -from Ode to Tomatoes, Pablo Neruda Neruda understood the suggestive majesty of the tomato, that culinary conundrum – both a fruit and a vegetable!, omnipresent and visually intriguing, memorialized as much on Warhol’s soup can as …

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Crochet Card Project: Loss of Pet Sympathy Card

A sympathy note will always be welcome.Take the time to send a card to let someone know you’re thinking of them.This card can bring comfort for the loss of a cat or dog.Linda ❤️ Supplies 5½ x 4¼ card Paw Print Scrapbook Paper Solid Color Scrapbook Paper Yarn: #3 lightweight yarn in dk gray or …

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Cheat Sheets: Snails

It has been a while since I wrote a cheat sheet for the site so I figured it was time to do so again. Right now, I am the proud snail-sitter of about 10 snails. They will be going back into a nice spot in my yard very soon, not the garden where they were …

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Effective Ways to Relieve Your Dog’s Fear of Loud Noises

You may not be affected by this yourself, but explosions, cracks, and pops may seem like the end of the world to your furred pal. Assuming that your furry friend shakes and shivers through storms, or tucks away under the bed each and every Fourth of July, here are several measures you can take to …

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