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Scavenger Hunt

Today's Scavenger Hunt Item
The item for Today is below.
Item: You are hunting for "a Jack-O-Lantern and Mice".
Clue: You will find it in the Pot Holder 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 needle case can be completed in an evening. It has 2 pieces of plastic tucked inside to help keep its shape.

Needle Case

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

Vibrant Quilted Wonder

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 Tip

Weaving in Ends Use a metal yarn needle for weaving in your ends when knitting and crocheting. The needle is sturdy and you can split strands of yarn when you weave your end in and go back and forth with your weaving stitches. This makes the end more secure in your work. Also make sure to weave your end in the back of your work where it will be less noticeable. If weaving in crochet thread ends, use a metal tapestry needle for ease in working with the smaller size of the thread.

Word of the Day


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

haunt verb

\ ˈhȯnt  , ˈhänt \
haunted; haunting; haunts
Definition of haunt (Entry 1 of 2)
transitive verb

1a: to visit often : FREQUENT
spends a lot of time haunting bookstores
b: to continually seek the company of
haunting celebrities
impostors that haunt the official in foreign ports
— Van Wyck Brooks
2a: to have a disquieting or harmful effect on : TROUBLE
problems we ignore now will come back to haunt us
b: to recur constantly and spontaneously to
the tune haunted her
c: to reappear continually in
a sense of tension that haunts his writing
3: to visit or inhabit as a ghost
believed that the house was haunted
Spirits are supposed to haunt the places where their bodies most resorted …
— Charles Dickens
intransitive verb

1: to stay around or persist : LINGER
a haunting fragrance
2: to appear habitually as a ghost
not far from … where she haunted appeared for a short time a much more remarkable spirit
— W. B. Yeats
haunt noun
\ ˈhȯnt  , ˈhänt, sense 2 is usually ˈhant \
Definition of haunt (Entry 2 of 2)
1: a place habitually frequented
a favorite haunt of college kids
2chiefly dialectal : GHOST

Daily Words are from the Merium Webster Dictionary.