Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #5

Mainly Crochet Online Magazine will be up and running in late June. The yearly subscription will be $24.95 which will get you TONS of wonderful and delicious crochet designs and patterns. I personally can’t wait! The first issue is Summertime which includes many nautical designs, a few of which will be mine (Shhhhh!).

Sue Solakian, I know you have seen here mentioned here a lot. But she is such a talented designer that you are going to see her a lot! Here is her Maritime Granny afghan, which is big enough for 3 people!

For more pictures of this or for more information, check out Michele Maks’ blog at http://msmaks.blogspot.com/2013/04/solakians-abc.html

Til next time, happy hooking!

Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #4

Sue Solakian is simply an amazing designer. I don’t know how she comes up with some of them. Such imagination. One such design, that simply takes the breath away, is her Twinkle Twinkle Little Star afghan. Which is number 4 on my preview parade.

For more pictures and more information, check out Michele Maks’ blog at http://msmaks.blogspot.com/2013/04/twinkle-twinkle-ripple-star.html

Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #3

The third designer on my parade of previews for the up and coming online magazine, Mainly Crochet, is Kathryn White, who is simply amazing in her thread work. Arcade is the name of this beautiful design.

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If you love this design, more can be found at Kathryn’s own website www.crochetnbeads.com

And as always, here is the link to Michele Maks’ blog for more information. http://msmaks.blogspot.com/2013/04/garden-party-time.html

Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #2

I love working with Michele Maks. She both inspires me to do my best in my design work, but as a person. She has gone through a lot to get here as her own editor of her own magazine, Mainly Crochet. Which will be out in late June people! Which is why today I want to share her Infinitely Edged Cowl. I believe this will be a free pattern on the website once it opens. But don’t quote me on that folks!! Anyways, here is a picture of here design followed by a link to her blog for more information.

http://msmaks.blogspot.com/2013/04/photo-opp.html

Check it out you all!

Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #1

Ok, so I previously wrote about an editor contacting me and purchasing some designs. Well, the editor is Michele Maks, former editor of Crochet World Magazine with many other crochet related things under her belt! While I can’t talk about my designs, I can give you a preview of some of the designs and patterns that will be in the Mainly Crochet Online Magazine, the website should be ready sometime in June. A yearly subscription will be, if I remembered correctly, $24.95. There will be TONS of patterns and lots of new and exciting designs by talented designers.

One of those very talented designers is Sue Solakian. Her design, Ebb Tide afghan is first on the list of previews.

People, it is simply a work of art! For more info check it out at http://msmaks.blogspot.com/2013/04/ebb-tide-at-alliquippa.html

I shall post more previews soon!

My opinion on the gun control issue

This is a letter I sent to Senators and Representatives in Washington.

Please vote “NO” on any additional background checks and other anti-gun bills put before you. I know this does not create a national registry for guns but this is the first step. And the laws we currently have are firm enough, they just need to be enforced!

When Hitler took power one of the first things he did, to save children and to stop murders, was to create the world’s first national registry of guns. Once it was created, he confiscated guns then started the ghettos. We all know what came next, the extermination of 6 million Jews plus millions of others he deemed “offensive” – homosexuals, gypsies, blacks, and anyone who stood against him.

If we let one of our Rights disappear, we lose them all. Our rights are only defended by the Second Right.

Many say that the military and police are the only ones who need guns. But history says differently. It was through the People that we became a nation – yes we created militias, but it was FREE PEOPLE who defied England that created this country with their firm beliefs in our God Given Rights that make up the Bill of Rights. They are God given rights that at the bottom says, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED UPON. Any bill that prohibits, or restricts in any way is an infringement and therefore ILLEGAL!

The military is our first line of defense. But THE CITIZENS of AMERICA are the second line of defense. Should WW III ever break out, should we ever be invaded, The Citizens MUST have the equipment to fight back.

I live in a rural community in southeast Missouri where nearly everyone has a gun of some type. There are very few incidences of crime with guns here and really in southeast Missouri. I believe it is because, at least in the small town of Advance, and Zalma, and surrounding towns, we are taught by our parents, usually our fathers, to respect life, to respect guns, and are taught how to use them at an early age.

The massacres of recent years, Columbine, Newtown, among others, are not because of gun violence, or because of certain weapons, but because of a LACK of RESPECT for LIFE! And just yesterday there was a stabbing spree at a college in Texas. He used no gun, but a knife. If a person wants to kill someone, he or she will find a way even without guns.

Easter Weekend

I am busy crocheting some ideas for a lady who I recently heard from. She is the first magazine editor to ever publish one of my patterns. I am honored to be working with her again. But that is not what I want to talk about today.

As we are in the middle of Easter Weekend, let us remember what Easter is all about. It isn’t about bunny rabbits, Easter eggs, or chocolates! Though chocolate sounds good right now! But I digress. Easter is about Jesus dying on a wooden cross on a hill called Golgotha or better known as Mt. Calvary, to cover our sins with his blood. He died for us so that we might have eternal life with him in heaven. This day that he died is called Good Friday. On the third day he rose from his grave. This day is called Easter.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall perish but have ever everlasting life.

Have a great and Blessed Easter!