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1 Corinthians 15:1-4
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the entrance of the tomb and went away. And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave. Now on the next day, the day after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate, and said, "Sir, we remember that when He was still alive that deceiver said, After three days I am to rise again.' "Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third day, otherwise His disciples may come and steal Him away and say to the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the last deception will be worse than the first." Pilate said to them, "You have a guard; go, make it as secure as you know how." And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set a seal on the stone.
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, that the cross of Christ should not be made void. For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:17-18
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake shall find it. He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
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FISH APPLIQUE 2
Round 7 has been corrected thanks to Peggy. I had left out part of the instructions.
Added info about the term "in joining".
BONNIE'S CHRISTMAS DOUBLE HEARTS
I just found your page today and I have to first say, "THANK YOU!".
It's a wonderful site and I have already found many patterns I plan on trying out.
One question though. "Bonnie's Christmas Double Hearts" pattern is a bit confusing. I've never read a chart pattern like this before and I don't understand the numbers, and also at "stitches used" it mentions ch, sl st, sc, and hdc. From what I read on the chart, I only see the single, with borders using single and slips. I haven't seen any indication of half doubles at all.
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You're very welcome Heidi.
I have updated the pattern page and omitted the reference
to the half double crochet in the stitches used. That was my fault.
I've also added a note about the numbers used in the graph.
The numbers are included to help you count the stitches before
color/row changes. All changes I made to the page are in blue.
Hope this helps.
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Submitted by Clara
The following are instructions for a Five Treble Bobble.
Keep in mind that the Bobble in your pattern may consist of different stitches.
FIVE TREBLE BOBBLE
1. Work five treble crochet into one stitch leaving the last loop of each
treble crochet on the hook. (to leave the last loop on the hook you don't
yarn over and draw through the last two loops of the stitch)
2. Yarn over and draw through all the loops on the hook.
More bulky bobbles can be secured with an exta chain stitch. If this is
necessary it would be indicated within the pattern.
The following page shows an illustration:
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN
SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
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Thanks for all the tips. I printed out every single page! Thanks again. Rita
After 15 years I have started to crochet again to keep busy. I recently survived a life-threating illness, whereas I passed two blood clots through my heart into my left lung.
I am taken a leave of absence from my work, and I'm the type that can not just sit and watch TV. My current medical condition will not allow me to bend, stoop or lift, but thanks to all the wonderful FREE patterns - I have started making things for my first grandbaby that is scheduled to arrive in May.
Thanks so much for the opportunity to view so many wonderful and simple patterns, and please keep me in your prayers.
THIS IS A REALLY INSTRUCTIVE AND INFORMATIVE SITE AND I AM INSPIRED TO START ON MY OWN PROJECT.
RE: Dog Sweater For Cat
Hi Again, Lisa:
I finally completed and delivered 30 "cat" sweaters in sizes small, medium and large that I committed to donating to my area humane society.
With each sweater, I became more creative and even crocheted a Green Bay Packers and a Chicago Bears sweater. They were delighted with all of them.
I also donated some sweaters to my veterinarian. They use them for warmth after surgery or after the groomer gives the cats their baths. I recently received a wonderful thank you letter from the veterinary staff
complete with a picture of one of their patients modeling one of the gifts.
I'm currently working on a large batch of sweaters to donate to more animal clinics.
Thank you again for your pattern. This city is going to have the best-dressed cats in the neighborhood. I also noticed in the recent newsletter that Deena from Austin, TX was working on donating sweaters to her local humane society. The word is spreading........
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My personal pet peeve is to find an error at the very end of
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working on this cloth, I found an error. Because these patterns
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One of my college friends asked a group of us for advice on organizing his final report for the year.
"Why don't you use Roman numerals to head the different sections?" another friend suggested.
"I thought of that," he replied. "But my keyboard doesn't have Roman numerals on it."
A mother asked her small son what he would like for his birthday.
"I'd like a little brother," a boy said.
"Oh my, that's such a big wish," said the mother. Why do you want a little brother"?
"Well," said the boy, "there's only so much I can blame on my dog."
During the Super Bowl, there was another football game of note between the big animals and the little animals.
The big animals were crushing little animals and at half time, the coach made a passionate speech to rally the little animals.
At the start of the second half the big animals had the ball. The first play, the elephant got stopped for no gain. The second play, the rhino was stopped for no gain. On third down, the hippo was thrown for a 5 yard loss.
The defense huddled around the coach and he asked excitedly, "Who stopped the elephant?"
"I did" said the centipede.
"Who stopped the rhino?"
"Uh, that was me too" said the centipede.
"And how about the hippo? Who hit him for a 5 yard loss?"
"Well, that was me as well," said the centipede.
"SO WHERE WERE YOU THE FIRST HALF?" demanded the coach.
"Well" said the centipede, "I was having my ankles taped."
One night at the dinner table, the wife commented, "When we were first married, you took the small piece of steak and gave me the larger. Now you take the large one and leave me the smaller; You don't love me any more..."
"Nonsense, darling," replied the husband, "you just cook better now."
Two brawny men came to my house to install some new floor covering in the kitchen. Once they had moved the stove and refrigerator out of the way, it was not long before the job was done.
As they were getting ready to leave, I asked them to put the heavy appliances back in place.
The two men demanded $45 for this service, stating it was not in their contract.
I really had no choice but to pay them. As soon as they left, however, the doorbell rang. It was the two men. They asked me to move my car, which was blocking their van.
I told them my fee: $45.
A customer at Green's Gourmet Grocery marveled at the proprietor's quick wit and intelligence.
"Tell me, Green, what makes you so smart?"
"I wouldn't share my secret with just anyone," Green replies, lowering his voice so the other shoppers won't hear. "But since you're a good and faithful customer, I'll let you in on it. Fish heads. You eat enough of them, you'll be positively brilliant."
"You sell them here?" the customer asks.
"Only $4 apiece," says Morris.
The customer buys three. A week later, he's back in the store complaining that the fish heads were disgusting and he isn't any smarter.
"You didn't eat enough, " says Green. The customer goes home with 20 more fish heads. Two weeks later, he's back and this time he's really angry.
"Hey, Green," he says, "You're selling me fish heads for $4 apiece when I just found out I can buy the whole fish for $2. You're ripping me off!"
"You see?" says Morris. "You're smarter already."
Driving to a new restaurant, a woman took several wrong turns. When she finally found the right road, she asked her husband, "Why didn't you tell me I was lost?"
"I thought you knew where you were going," he replied. "You always know where you're going when I'm driving."
After directory assistance gave me my boyfriend's new telephone number, I dialed him -- and got a woman.
"Is Mike there?" I asked.
"He's in the shower," she responded.
"Please tell him his girlfriend called," I said and hung up.
When he didn't return the call, I dialed again. This time a man answered. "This is Mike," he said.
"You're not my boyfriend!" I exclaimed.
"I know," he replied. "That's what I've been trying to tell my wife for the past half-hour."
A salesman dropped in to see a business customer. Not a soul was in the office except a big dog emptying wastebaskets. The salesman stared at the animal, wondering if his imagination could be playing tricks on him.
The dog looked up and said, "Don't be surprised. This is just part of my job."
"Incredible!" exclaimed the man. "I can't believe it! Does your boss know what a prize he has in you? An animal that can talk!"
"No, no," pleaded the dog. "Please don't! If that man finds out I can talk, he'll have me answering the phone too!"
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