Amazing Grace – Freedom Seekers #8

Many of us are familiar with the song “Amazing Grace”. Today it is often associated with funerals and the promise of our eternal life. During the Civil War it was popular with slaves and abolitionists, and encouraged them to seek freedom that would come either in this life or after.  Harriet Beecher Stowe references the song in her book Uncle Tom’s Cabin. But do you know who wrote this song? Continue reading

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Curly Snake


I am absolutely infatuated with these curly snakes. But please do not tell my husband – he HATES snakes. Continue reading

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I took the plunge!

Well, the day I always knew was coming, has arrived!

I took the plunge!

I bought my first pattern!

Now I know what you are thinking … I have been knitting for 6 years and have never purchased a pattern.  With so many wonderful free patterns available online (and a few books borrowed from the local library), I have never felt the need to purchase knitting patterns – until now. Continue reading

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Merit Badge Help – Freedom Seekers #2

Since February is Black History Month, I thought I would feature badge helps from the Freedom Seekers badge each Friday during the month of February.

As American Heritage Girls, we learn about Harriet Tubman, but there were many other conductors on the Underground Railroad. Merit badge requirement #2 has the Tenderhearts research 3 famous conductors. Continue reading

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How much is that doggie in the window?

Today’s knitting project is darling little doggie.  While he is not for sale, if he was sitting in the store window, he would not last long.  Everyone would want to take him home! Continue reading

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A Little bag of tricks

If you are like most knitters I know you have a drawer full of odd bits of yarn.  You hate to throw them away, yet you are unsure what to make with them. I have the perfect quick knit for you.

I found a free pattern on Ravelry for a Magic Holding Bag (here).  There is nothing really magical about this pattern, just a few basic knitting techniques and a bit of yarn.  I loved the solid sides, it prevents little items from falling out.  The drawstring is a simple I-cord.

While the possibilities are endless, I plan to place a set of marbles in my bag and include it in my Operation Christmas Child Shoebox in the fall.

When I knit this pattern again (and I do plan to) I will make the base a little smaller. I think ribbon may be a little sturdier as a drawstring, but it will depend on what you plan to use this bag for.

Happy Knitting.


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God Made EWE Special SWAP

Over the last few years, I have created at least one SWAP to improve my crocheting skills.  This year I opted to make these easy-going ewes. Continue reading

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