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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Declarations and Devotions 2 Corinthians 5:17

Wholeness,
Today's scripture is from 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Declarations and Devotions Matthew 2:12-15

December 24, 2017
Today's Bible verse is from Matthew 2:12-15


12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Declarations and Devotions - Matthew 2:5-11

December 17, 2017
Wholeness,
Today's Bible verse is from Matthew 2:5-11

And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Wrap-Ture Shawl Crochet A Long (Part 2 of 2)


In this crochet video tutorial we will do Rows 11-28, then the edging of this beautiful Wrap-ture Shawl.

Row 11: Ch 4, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] to center space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center space, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] to last st, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in top of beginning ch-3. Rows 12-20: Repeat Rows 2-10. Row 21: Repeat Row 11. Rows 22-28: Repeat Rows 2-8.
FINISHING Weave in ends.


Edging (Right Side): Ch 1, do not turn, 2 sc in same st, working long edge, sc evenly spaced along long edge to opposite corner, 2 sc in corner st, turn to work along side edge, sc evenly to center ch-space, 3 sc in center space, working along opposite side edge, sc evenly to first st, slip st in first st to join. Fasten off.

Wrap-Ture Shawl Crochet A Long (Part 1 of 2)




This easy crochet design using a thick yarn is a perfect low-stress project. In this crochet tutorial we'll see how to follow the pattern instructions. We will do Rows 1-10. Part 2 will start with Row 11.

This is a FREE Pattern designed by Edie Eckman and was found on the Red Heart Yarn website.

Wrapture Shawl Free Pattern
Shawl measures 63" [160 cm] at widest point x 37" [94 cm] at longest point.


Abbreviations

ch = chain;

cm = centimeters;

dc = double crochet;

mm = millimeters;
st(s) = stitch(es);
sc = single crochet;
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; ( ) = work directions in parenthesis the number of times specified.

Ch 5.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): (Dc, ch 1) 4 times in 5th ch from hook (skipped 4 ch count as first dc and ch-1 space), dc in same ch – 6 dc and 5 ch-1 spaces. Place marker in center ch-1 space and move it up to next center space as you work each row.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), turn, [dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] to marked center space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center space, ch 1, [dc in next space, ch 1] to last st, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 – 6 ch-1 spaces and 1 ch-2 corner space.
Rows 3 and 5: Ch 4, turn, [dc in next space, ch 1] to center space, ([dc, ch 1] 3 times, dc) in center space, ch 1, [dc in next space, ch 1] to last st, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.
Row 4: Ch 4, turn, [dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] to center space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center space, ch 1, [dc in next space, ch 1] to last st, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, 2 dc in each ch-1 space to center space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in center space, 2 dc in each ch-1 space to last st, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4
Rows 7-10: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, dc in each dc to center space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in center space, dc in each st to last st, 2 dc in top of beginning ch-3 – 62 dc and 1 center ch-1 space at end of Row 10.



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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Declarations and Devotions - Matthew 2:2-4

December 10, 2017

Wholeness,
Today's Bible verse is from Matthew Chapter 2:2-4  (KJV)


Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

"Lady In Red" Doll Dress

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Walking On Sunshine at Mar-A-Lago


Join us for our "Walking On Sunshine"  weekly community walk here at Mar-A-Lago.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Devotions and Declarations

Sunday, December 3,  2017

Wholeness,
Today's declaration is one of my favorites from Pastor Osteens' Declarations.


 I DECLARE God’s incredible blessings over my life. I will see an explosion of God’s goodness, a sudden widespread increase. I will experience the surpassing greatness of God’s favor. It will elevate me to a level higher than I ever dreamed of. Explosive blessings are coming my way. This is my declaration.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Declarations and Devotions

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wholeness,

Today's declaration is one of my favorites from Pastor Osteen's 31 Days of Declaration.

I DECLARE I am grateful for who God is in my life and for what He’s done. I will not take for granted the people, the opportunities, and the favor He has blessed me with. I will look at what is right and not what is wrong. I will thank Him for what I have and not complain about what I don’t have. I will see each day as a gift from God. My heart will overflow with praise and gratitude for all of His goodness.  This is my declaration.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Give Away



Thank you to Cynthia the manager of the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Craig Marketplace for the donation of chicken to give to our good friends at the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Las Vegas! A huge thank you to both Tasha Baker of the The Giving Library 501(c)(3) and Merri Medley of  The Energy and Arts Church of Healing!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Devotions and Declarations - Living Debt Free - Romans 13:8

Sunday November 19, 2017
Wholeness,
Today's devotion is about "Living Debt Free" from Joyce Meyers Devotions.

Romans 13:8
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 
and
Luke 19:17
17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.


The battle of our finances is really a spiritual battle. We are tempted to spend more than we are able to pay off and that creates stress, frustration  and pressure, thus distracting us from our walk with God. So learn and practice living within your income boundaries, then watch God expand them. 


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Devotions and Declarations - God Watches Over The Sparrows - Matthew 6:25-33

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Wholeness,
Today's devotion was my Mother's favorite.
Matthew 6:25-33

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Devotions and Declarations

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Wholeness,
Today's declaration is another of my favorites from Pastor Osteen's 31 Day of Declaration.

I am calm and peaceful. I will not let people or circumstances upset me. I will rise above every difficulty, knowing that God has given me the power to remain calm. I choose to live my life happy, bloom where I am planted and let God fight my battles. This is my declaration.

Friday, November 3, 2017

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk


 





Added my Mom's and a dear friend who was like a sister, names to the North Las Vegas Fire Truck! 










Sunday, October 29, 2017

Declarations and Devotions

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Wholeness,

Today's devotion is from Mark 11:23 KJV.

" For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, "Be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea;" and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith."

We usually talk about the "mountains" or challenges in our lives, but God's Word instructs us to talk to them with the Word of God. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Declarations and Devotions

Wholeness,
Today's declaration is one of my favorites from Pastor Osteen's 31 Days of Declaration.

I declare that I will use my words to bless people. I will speak favor and victory over my family, friend and loved ones I will help call out their seed of greatness by telling them " I'm proud of you. I love you. You are amazing. You are talented. You are beautiful. You will do great things in life." This is my declaration.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sterling Ridge Independent Living The Art Of Crochet Zen


Fantastic time crocheting with phenomenal ladies at Sterling Ridge Independent Living! Congratulations to Mrs. Moore our Awareness Raffle winner!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Arthritis & Arts Seminar - Atria Seville Senior Living

Had a fantastic time crocheting with the fabulous ladies at Atria Seville Senior Living! Congratulations to the Awareness Raffle Winner, Martha!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A NEW Location & A NEW Day


We've moved our classes to the Sophia Center! 
It's located at 6034 Smoke Ranch Road, Las Vegas, NV 89108. Classes are every Tuesday Evening 6:30pm-8:00pm


Saturday, October 7, 2017

VEGAS STRONG

We are devastated by the recent atrocities to befall our beloved city. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and the people affected. We must carry on and come together now more than ever. Stay Strong Vegas!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cloudy Solar Eclipse 2017 Las Vegas

Friends of Parkinson's Event July 2017



Many, many thanks to the phenomenal Mrs. Jamillah Ali-Rahman of the Friends of Parkinson's Support Group for the invite! Had a "Fantastic Friday" with fabulous folks.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Crocheted Brick Stitch





In this video we're crocheting the Brick Stitch. It's an excellent choice of stitches for blankets, scarves and any project that you prefer a little stretchiness in it.

BRICK STITCH PATTERN
Row 1:  Chain 18
Row 2:  Single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook, then chain 4 and skip 3 stitches, single crochet in the 4th stitch. Repeat until the end of the row
Row 3:  Chain 3,  make 3 double crochets in the space, then double crochet in the next stitch. Repeat until the end of the row.
Row4:  Chain 2, Single crochet in the first stitch, chain 4  and skip 3 stitches, then single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat until the end of the row.
Row 5:  Chain 3, make 3 double crochets in the space, then FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET TWO ROWS BELOW. Repeat until the end of the row.
Repeat rows 4 and 5 until desired length.



I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Basket Weave Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial



In this crochet tutorial we learn the Basket Weave Crochet Stitch.

BASKET WEAVE STITCH PATTERN
Chain 20 Foundation Chain Stitches
ROW 1:  Chain 3, then Double Crochet in each stitch across
ROW 2:  Chain 3, then *** Front Post Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches, then Back Post Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches*** Then repeat from *** until end of row
ROW 3: Repeat Row 2
ROW 4:  Chain 3  then ***Back Post Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches, then Front Post Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches***. Then repeat *** until the end of the row.
ROWS 5 & 6 : Repeat Row 4.

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Crocheted Hair Scrunchie (around an elastic band)





In this video we learn how to crochet around an elastic band to create a hair scrunchie.

Hair Scrunchie Pattern / Advanced Beginners Level

Size F/5 Crochet Hook
Acrylic Yarn

Make as many Single Crochet Stitches as needed to cover the elastic band.
Chain 3 then Slip Stitch in next stitch all the way around. Tie off.

Thanks for watching!

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Absolute Beginners Crochet Video Tutorials - Right Hand





When I was a little girl, I remember watching my Grandmother Hiccie Medley sitting on the porch in the summertime in Cassius Hill WV crocheting granny square blankets for the upcoming winter. She would patiently take her time an teach me how to crochet.  So, I've made these crochet video tutorials in the hope to pass along the art of crochet. Please share and subscribe. Thank you!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Setting The Mood To Relax While Crocheting





Creating a relaxing environment for crocheting is important. I enjoy the Wild Orange Essential Oil  fragrance in my diffuser. If you're local and in Las Vegas, feel free to stop by the Luminosity Wellness Center Gift Shop to get your Doterra Diffuser and favorite choice of essential oils. They're open weekdays 12 noon to 5pm. The address is 2400 Tenaya Way Las Vegas NV 89128.
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I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tapping Into Your Creativity




I came across these Finger Tapping exercises at Sage Laughter Yoga hosted by Mrs. Pamela Noonan of the Sofia Center for Goddess Study located at 6034 Smoke Ranch Drive Las Vegas NV 89108. This is a great way to tap into your creativity using your fingers to engage the two hemispheres of your brain. These are some of the Finger Exercises that I now do every time I crochet. So, when you're in Vegas definitely stop by and check this out! EXERCISE DISCLAIMER: Always consult  qualified medical professional before beginning any exercise in this video. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Release Upper Body Tension For Crocheters





In this video I show you some of the light stretches that I do for my upper body.
EXERCISE DISCLAIMER: Always consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any exercises described in this video.

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

Half Double Crochet Video Tutorial

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

First Time Teething Ring For Babies -Revised for Absolute Beginners

In this video we make a teething ring that's great for first time teethers! First Time Teething Ring Pattern Size K Crochet Hook Cotton Yarn ***Use two strands of yarn*** Chain 20 stitches then join ROW 1- Chain 1 then 1 single crochet in next stitch, then do 2 single crochets in the next stitch, then do 1single crochet in the next stitch. Continue alternating the single crochets to the end of the row. You'll have 30 stitches. ROW 2- Chain 1 then do 2 single crochets in each stitch around, then join. You'll have 60 stitches. ROW 3- Picot Edging- chain 3 then slip stitch in each stitch around, then join and tie off. I usually wash the teething ring in mild detergent before use. Try wetting it with water then chilling it for baby. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Granny Square Crochet Tutorial for Beginners - The Art of Crochet Project





This lightweight bamboo crochet hook is made by Crystal Palace and maybe purchased at:
 Mirage Fiber Arts  Store
 1161 South Buffalo Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
 (702)902-4881.

Granny Square Pattern

Crochet hook size K and acrylic yarn

Chain 4 then join ends forming a ring.

Row 1-Chain 3, make 2 double crochets then chain 3, then make 3 double crochets and chain 3, then make 3 double crochets and chain 3 then make 3 double crochets and chain 3, then join (see video for details)

Row 2-chain 4 then in corner of previous row, make 3 double crochets chain 3 and 3 double crochets, then chain 1. Proceed to next corner of previous row and do the same. At the end of the row, join

Row 3- chain 3 then make 2 double crochets, chain 1, then in corner of previous row make 3 double crochets chain 3 make 3 double crochets, then chain 1. In next open area make 3 double crochets and chain 1.  then in corner of previous row make 3 double crochets chain 3 make 3 double crochets, then chain 1. In next open area make 3 double crochets and chain 1. join and tie off.

Thank you for watching!
I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

Cotton Bath / Face Pouf Sponge Crochet Tutorial

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Upcoming Crochet Stress Away CAL & Contest REMINDER

Many, Many Thanks To Mirage Fiber Arts For Their Lovely Yarn Donation!





Many, many thanks to the phenomenal Mrs. Cassandra Bartlett of the Mirage Fiber Arts yarn store for the beautiful yarn donation to the Art of Crochet Project. Checkout the assortment of yarns at the Mirage Fiber Arts store for your next project. They're located at 1161 S Buffalo Dr #101 Las Vegas NV 89117.  #miragefiberarts #artofcrochetproject #yarn #donation #givingnliving

Monday, March 20, 2017

UPCOMING National Stress Awareness Month April 2017 " Crochet Stress Away" CAL & Contest





Join me for the Crochet Stress Away CAL & Contest starting April 2nd. In order to participate in the free online event,  just  Subscribe to the Merri Medley Youtube channel. I look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Many, Many Thanks To Mrs. Pamela Noonan of the Sofia Goddess Center !!!

The Art of Crochet Project would like to thank the phenomenal Mrs. Pamela Noonan of the Sofia Goddess Center for the invitation to do an event there. We look forward to future events!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Foundation Chain Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial





I simply love this stitch when making afghans or baby blankets! What's some of your favorite stitches? If you like this crochet video tutorial, then please subscribe on YouTube.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cheri & Vicki Bee Talk -Paying It Forward Radio Interview with Merri Medley

Merri Medley - Paying It Forward! 02/14 by Cheri and Vickis Bee Talk | Self Help Podcasts: Cheri & Vicki have spent years developing their skills and techniques to support women over 45 to get through their Second Chapter with as much ease and joy as possible. Their theme for 2017 is: 'Bee the Best You Can Bee in 2017'. February is 'Follow Your Heart!'. As Reconnective Healing® Foundational Practitioners, they are giving you the opportunity to get truly clear, so you can live your life with peace, purpose and joy! Merri has a very unique way of paying it forward. She was inspired by her technique, after losing everything in a home fire in 2014. After the Red Cross came in to support her and her family, she felt she 'just had to' do something that would support others. She has created a non-profit organization that can help you relax, lower blood pressure, stay mentally sharp, and manage chronic pain. Her mission is to provide you with another tool to heal your mind, body, and spirit.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Giving the Gift of Christmas 2016 Event

Giving the Gift of Christmas 2016 Event

The Giving Library NonProfit 501(c)(3) and The Energy and Arts Church of Healing NonProfit celebrated the holiday by giving away an Albertsons gift card, crocheted cashmere hat and great books to a local Las Vegas family!
Many, many, many thanks to the Albertsons located at Cheyenne and Durango for their gift card donation!