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Scavenger Hunt

Today's Scavenger Hunt Item
The item for Today is below.
Item: You are hunting for "a White Ghost".
Clue: You will find it in the Bag or Purse patterns!

I am now using images that are in either of the 2 Paper Bead Generators, or a thumbnail image of a pattern relevant to the current time period, 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 for everyone! 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! As of August 5, 2020, I have fixed the problem of not being able to access the pattern page that the link goes to if you are not a gold member. Now anyone who finds the scavenger hunt item, member or not can access the pattern page for one day.  Not the PDF though.

Featured Pattern

This pattern is Not Free.

This little monster scull candle holder looks really creepy in the dark with the battery operated tea light candle on! It would make a cute addition to your Halloween table!

Monster Skull Candle Holder

From now on, I will featured either free or for members patterns. The members patterns will not be free but they will be available for either $1.99 or for 19,900 points for those who have a free points account. They will always be available to Gold Members without having to redeem points.

Brand New Cutting Guides


Introducing the Laminated Paper Bead Cutting Guides

All of the Sets I will offer have been added to the site!
Seriously folks! This is what I use now for cutting all of my strips! So fast and Easy! These are meant to work with guillotine paper cutters. You tape it down using painters tape and it stays in place while you move the paper down the sheet while cutting your strips. Really, it make cutting strips even faster than using an electronic cutting machine! Really!

It's Back! A Beaded Magnet Project!

Do you remember this? It hasn't been on the site for several years!

These magnets are made with purchased Christmas Stickers, cardboard and self laminating sheets. A sweet little crystal charm to match has been added to the bottom! These would make great little stocking stuffers for everyone on your list! I made 100 of these magnets for a craft fair. 

Festive Christmas Magnets

Featured Bead Sheet

Full Purple & Blue Stripes

Recently Uploaded Bead Sheet Bundle

This bead sheet bundle is based on one of the granny squares on the site!
This Bead Sheet Bundle is not free but it is  only $1.99 for 5 bead sheets!
If you are a Gold member, you can download the bundle for free.

Coplin Square Star


YahooGroups is Ending!

As of December 15, 2020, Yahoo Groups is Ending!

Yahoo sent announced they will be ending their YahooGroups part of their services so I have found a new mailing list service to send my daily messages to.

If you are subscribed at YahooGroups to receive the daily messages, I have already automatically added you to that new list server. If you want to keep receiving my daily messages, letting you know the newsletter is ready, you don't need to do anything. If you no longer want the daily messages sent to your email address, there is an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each message I will be sending out.  The online newsletter format will stay the same, there will just be more information in the daily message I send out by email to the list.

If you are not getting daily messages and you want them, I have added the sign up form in the JPFun News & Updates section to every page on the site. Look under the Social Media buttons for the link. .


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Tuesday's Tips

Easier Crocheting Dark Yarns To make it easier to crochet or knit with black or other really dark yarns, lay a white cloth across your lap. You will be able to see the stitches better. You can also use a light above your work which will help to enhance the stitches.

No Slip Quilting Rulers! If you need to make a quilting ruler, or a machine quilting ruler non slip, and you don't have any of those commercial stick on things to do so, you can use E6000 glue on the back side of your ruler. Just put a straight bead down one edge and use a squeegee device such as a scraper or plastic old credit card to spread it on the ruler as smoothly, thinly and evenly as you can. Allow to dry overnight before using. I did this to one of mine and it works better than other products I used in the past. It dries clear so you can still see through your ruler! I am using it on a machine quilting ruler I have. I can move my fabric through the machine with the ruler! Make sure to follow safety precautions when using.

Word of the Day


Point Value: 1000
The Paw Tracker word is always be valued at 1000 points.

ghost noun
\ ˈgōst  \
Definition of ghost (Entry 1 of 2)
1: the seat of life or intelligence : SOUL
give up the ghost
2: a disembodied soul
especially : the soul of a dead person believed to be an inhabitant of the unseen world or to appear to the living in bodily likeness
4a: a faint shadowy trace
a ghost of a smile
b: the least bit
not a ghost of a chance
5: a false image in a photographic negative or on a television screen caused especially by reflection
6: one who ghostwrites
7: a red blood cell that has lost its hemoglobin
ghost verb
ghosted; ghosting; ghosts
Definition of ghost (Entry 2 of 2)
transitive verb

1: to haunt like a ghost
ghosted the mayor's autobiography
3informal : to cut off all contact with (someone) : to subject (someone, such as a former romantic partner) to ghosting
— see GHOSTING sense 2
No one wants to be ghosted, mostly because it sucks to admit that the person you gushed about last week is now pretending you don't exist …
— Ellen Scott
intransitive verb

1a: to move silently like a ghost
b: to sail quietly in light winds

Daily Words are from the Merium Webster Dictionary.