Scavenger Hunt

The item for Saturday, November 9, 2019 is below.
Item: You are hunting for a "Moose".
Clue: You will find it in the Coaster patterns!

The daily scavenger hunt item can only be found for one day.
I no longer keep them available to find for the whole month.

The instant prize could be either a discount or a download of something that is free for today only.

Featured Pattern

This ball is fun and easy to make and is made in 2 pieces that are laced together around the equator of the ball ornament. It is made with Victorian Christmas yarn.

Victorian Ball Ornament

When you get to the current featured Pattern, if the pattern is already free, you will be able to see the whole pattern and download the PDF file. If the pattern is for paid members, you will no longer be able to see the whole pattern or download the PDF file without either purchasing it or by becoming a member. The featured pattern is now just a way for me to remind you about patterns available on the site.  

A Page is Back!

I am bringing back the Word Search and Sudoku puzzles! The first one to be back is below!
Puzzle for Different Dances
Different Dances

It's Back! Paper Bead Project

Oval Hole Bead Bracelet
Oval Hole Bead Bracelet

Recently Uploaded Patterns

All of the Coasters Are Back!!

Featured Bead Sheet

Blue Damask Wallpaper

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Tuesday's Tips

  • If you are the type to mark up a set of printed instructions but you don't really want to keep all of the marks there, slip the sheet of instructions into page protectors and use fine tip wet erase markers to mark it up on the plastic. When done, just clean them off with water and a paper towel!
  • You can use a lever back earring as a stitch marker in knitting or crochet!
  • When hand sewing, place a bobbin of thread over a large ball headed sewing pin, stuck into a sturdy pincushion, where the ball is high enough so when you pull the thread off of the bobbin, your bobbin wont go flying off. Then just pull the amount of thread you need and cut it close to the bobbin.
  • Try using fabric gift bags to wrap your gifts this year instead of paper. Then they can be reused from year to year!
  • Make that Christmas Count Down Pattern that was featured yesterday now, so you will have it in time for December 1!

Word of the Day


noun AF-uh-riz-um
1 : a concise statement of a principle

2 : a terse formulation of a truth or sentiment : adage

3 : an ingeniously terse style of expression