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Crochet is an ancient art form. Some say its a form of meditation that's beneficial to our health. I enjoy the creative aspect of crochet...when one creates something beautiful and useful from a simple piece of string!

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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.