Category Archives: patterns

Goodies in the Mail!

Goodies in the Mail!
Goodies in the Mail!

I love to order stuff online. When my package comes, it’s just like Christmas. I have called my UPS man Santa. These patterns are a recent purchase from Paradise Publications:

Here, of course, is the crocheted jewelry pattern I had to have>

Then, I had to have one of their gorgeous crocheted doll costume patterns:

I don’t collect dolls, and I don’t have a granddaughter, so I may never make this, but I chose the simplest pattern I saw:

This is the “1904 St.Louis World’s Fair Frock” pattern. It’s made mostly of ribbon. Maybe, someday!

And the dear hearts at Paradise Publications tossed this pattern in for free, as a thank you:

I’m not the bejeweled camisole type normally, but you never know! Excuse me while I laugh my head off! Maybe Mama would like one!

Wack-a-Noodle!

Wack-a-Noodle!
Wack-a-Noodle!

That’s mine and PJ’s made up word for crazy! And that is what I’ve gone! I am obsessed with finding old cross-stitch patterns I’ve always wanted to stitch, but never had the time.

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This is my latest purchase, “At Home with Paula Vaughan, Book Sixty-Eight.”

I have loved her work for years, and you can see, in a recent post, one of her earlier designs I purchased on eBay.
This book was in a rack, along with about 100 others, in the back corner of Michaels on Park Road in Charlotte, NC. I spotted it several months ago, when I was looking for yarn.

I went back yesterday and hunted through two racks before I found it!

It has 29 projects that are all gorgeous, but this one is the one I wanted:
This looks just like my wedding dress from 1984 (Jessica McClintock, remember?) and the sewing machine looks like my granny’s!

Drat! I missed some good ones!

Drat! I missed some good ones!
Drat! I missed some good ones!

This parrot for example: I could use the butterflies from this one:

and of course, the hearts from this one:



You can earn points by posting photos of work you’ve done from the club’s graphs, and I’ll have to look into that. This one is still available for free, so I’ll definitely download it for the shelves of cakes and goodies:

and this one for the alphabet: