The item for Today is below.
Item: You are hunting for "a Sleeping Cat".
Clue: You will find it in the Holiday patterns!
I am now using images that are in either of the 2 Paper Bead Generators, for the daily Scavenger Hunt Items.
The daily scavenger hunt item can only be found for one day.
The instant prize is access to a Gold Members Only crochet pattern that is free for today only. The pdf file is not part of the prize.
The Points Program Has Started!
A special code has been placed under this image, on the page that will have the scavenger hunt item on it. Sign up for a Free Points Account and you can claim 1000 points for finding today's item! you can also get free access to the page that it is on!
This pattern is always Free.
This is the first square in a series of motifs named after towns in Maine. It is also the first square I designed for the site. It is also named for the town where I live in Maine! I updated this square on June 9, 2020 to give it straight sides so that it can be combined easily with other straight sided granny squares.
Every day, from now on, I will post a pattern that is always free. Since all of the Gold members patterns will be available for points, eventually, and I am giving away one free pattern per day with the Scavenger Hunt, I figured this would be fair to the Gold Members and everyone else.
The Universal Marking Templates are Back!
All Universal Templates
It's Back! Crochet Stitch Page
Instructions for the Waffle Stitch is Back!
This pot holder pattern is a perfect example of what this stitch looks like. There are a few more patterns on the site that use this stitch and you can find out which ones they are by clicking on the link above.
Featured Bead Sheet
Recently Uploaded Bead Sheet Bundle
I have started making and uploading Bead Sheet Bundles to go with the bead sheets that are on the site already.
Today's Bead Sheet Bundle is not free but it is $5.99 for 34 bead sheets!
Most of them will not be free but available for free download for Paid Members.
Points Program News
Points accounts are Back!
I am still ironing out the little wrinkles in the system but it is up and running! Sign up now and join in the fun! Earn points for use in downloading Gold Members only files! I am slowly adding download buttons you can use to redeem points for patterns and templates. The buttons will be placed on a download page like it was on the old version of the site last year. It will take awhile to add all of them.
I have come up with something that Gold members can redeem their points for. The way I expect to be able to set it up is I will make a page just for Gold members that will have listings on it that you can redeem points for. The items will be things I already sell at Amazon and Etsy but they will be available through the points system. Only for Gold members. There may be shipping charges, there may be not. I will be getting that part of the Points Program set up within the next couple of months. So meanwhile, keep adding points to your points account so you can take advantage of the discounts and perhaps freebies when redeeming points!
Rotary Cutting Paper Bead Strips & Fabric If you use a rotary cutter, quilt ruler and cutting mat to cut your paper into strips for making paper beads, add a 4-5 pound weight to the top of your ruler to help keep it's place while using the rotary cutter. The weight will help keep the ruler in place. I also use mine when I am cutting fabric!
Marking Quilt Lines You can use heat removable pens that are made for fabric when marking your quilts. When you apply heat from an iron and the marks will go away. This works especially well when you plan to wash your project, such as a quilt. Once washed, the marks will never come back. Some say the marks will come back when very cold but if you wash the item, you are washing away the ink so the marks will never come back. Make sure the package you buy, says they are for fabric, however. I have a quilt, that I used them on the center block on, and washed the quilt. The room that the quilt is in, gets very cold. The marks never came back.
Word of the Day
Point Value: 1000
From now on, the Paw Tracker word will always be valued at 1000 points.
aphelion noun af-EEL-yun Definition : the point farthest from the sun in the path of an orbiting celestial body (such as a planet)Daily Words are from the Merium Webster Dictionary.