Thursday, September 6, 2012

Something simple

I felt like working on something simple last week, so I made this shrug for my sister for Christmas.  Nothing like the good old single crochet, worked in back loops only :-)  The pattern for this shrug is available free on the Lionbrand website.  I think you have to register, but registration is free, and Lionbrand's free pattern library is awesome!  This shrug is called the Sequoia Shrug and it was simple and looks great (there is a MUCH better picture of this with the pattern).

Thank you all for your warm thoughts and comfort over the last few days.  Here is a poem from the funeral service that I want to share with you all:

God has not promised
  Skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways,
  All our lives through.
God has not promised
  Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
  Peace without pain.

But God has promised
  Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
  Light for the way;
Grace for the trials,
  Help from above,
Unfailing sympathy
  Undying love.

Again, thank you.
 

16 comments:

  1. Looks really nice and a beautiful and warm christmas gift for your sister!

    greats
    Angeline
    www.mijnplekkie.tk

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  2. The shrug is lovely and will certainly be a welcome gift. :)

    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.

    Hugs,
    Lois

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  3. I have been making shrugs lately. I made the Simple Shrug from Lionbrand and love it. I have also made the Simple Shrug from Crochet World Dec 2010 issue.

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  4. Nice, really like the color. And you, so good to see you show off.
    Your "sis" is a lucky girl...
    Have a great day Beth.

    til next time

    Connie

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  5. It's me again. I worked your Bleuette doll and would like to share my picture with you, but I do not know how to send it. Would also like to know about selling the dolls I make. I have had a number of people (friends) ask about making them dolls. I really don't want to have them pay, but I need to re-coop my yarn cost to make more dolls. (In between jobs right now)
    She is your design and creation. I wanted to ask.
    Thank you for you time.

    til next time,
    Connie

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    1. Hi Connie,

      First, I have absolutely no problem with you selling dolls made from my patterns. All I ask is that you credit me with the design on the hang tag. Thank you for asking, and good luck.

      Second, do you have a Flickr account? If you do, you can post your doll there and send me a link. If not, you can email me a picture (I would LOVE to see!) and if you like I can post the picture in my Flickr account with all attributions to you :-)

      Thank you for your always kind words :-)

      Beth

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  6. Your sister is going to love this! I took a look over at Lionbrand, I think I need to have one of the too. Going on my to do list. Take good care, blessings.

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  7. I've made that shrug, too! It's so simple, but it gives such satisfaction to wear it! I should publish in my blog a couple of pictures!
    I don't know if I told you before, but I really appreciate your dolls! I'm an amigurumi maker, but never realized a doll!

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  8. Thank ALL of you so much for your good words! This is a great shrug for all of you interested in giving it a try. And I really like the way the Tweed Stripes yarn made up. Lionbrand has a lot of different colorways for this yarn too :-)

    Beth

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  9. Beth ~ The colors of the shrug are just beautiful! It looks so cozy, what a great idea!Hmmmmmm-I usually make something for my daughter for Christmas, maybe this might be just the thing! Thanks for the tip!!!! The poem is very nice, too, I hope it is giving you some comfort.
    Sending a warm hug your way...
    Sandie

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  10. The shrug may be simple but it is still very pretty I actually like simple :)

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  11. Thank you both, Sandie and Criossa. Simple is good!

    Beth

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  12. I absolutely loved the poem. It is great to add to comfort shawls that I sometimes make for church members.

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    1. That is a wonderful idea, to include this poem with a prayer shawl.

      Beth

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  13. I came to see the pattern for bieuette to make for my grandaughter Emma who just turned 1 and received so much more, thank you and I read your poem and it touched my heart in more ways than you'll ever know
    Thank you
    Lyy

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    1. Thank you for your good words, Lynn :-)

      Beth

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