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Wednesday Facebook Fan Favorite… Week 20 (And a crochet funny)

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New year, new beginnings…  So much to look forward to and hope for in the upcoming year!  One thing that we can remember from last year is our Facebook Fan Favorite… That is because this weeks fan favorite was from just a few days ago!  It is perfect for starting off this year if you decide to make it…It looks soft and cozy… Easy to make and the colors are gorgeous!!  It is a beautiful Vintage Style Scarf designed by Veggie Mamma  and if you have a chance to stop by her website she has tons of great posts about food, family and crochet!!!!  Click here to get the Free Pattern!

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Vintage Style Scarf

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The other day I promised you  a story that would keep you laughing through the new year… So here we go!!!

A few days ago when I was trying so hard to finish up my last project for 2013… The beautiful “Peacock Doily”,,, I was counting away,,,Trying to decide when to take a break from my stitching and clean up the house…   I was chatting online with my dear friend Kathy Lashley from ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs….  We were typing away back and forth having a great time talking about crochet, family, our Christmas and what our plans were for the upcoming year…

I finished a round of the doily and laid it out on my area rug to see how it looked… I then decided to get something to drink and return to my laptop to chat with Kathy and crochet…  But… I got slightly distracted with the dishes in the sink,,, So I cleaned the kitchen… Then I realized I needed to tell Kathy something-So back to the laptop…  As I was sitting talking with her my youngest daughter text me and said she was on her way home with her friends… Well yes… It was a Saturday and I wasn’t dressed yet…So I hopped up and got dressed,,, Then decided I better vacuum really quick before they came home…

My mind was now racing with all I needed to do… Vacuum,,, Tell Kathy more things… Laundry,,,Pick up some milk,,, Cook dinner,,, and yes,,,,Finish my final 2013 project… So I was feeling a little spun out as I began vacuuming and the girls walked in the door…  I greeted them and they all trailed into her room… Trying to hurry to get done with everything,,, All I could think of was how  to be done with the cleaning and tell Kathy a few more things and sit down to crochet…

And it happened… The sound of something being slurped up into the vacuum that shouldn’t be slurped up!!… Yep,,, The doily that I was trying to finish was now in the brush of the vacuum along with several yards of the thread that had been unwound and slurped up too!!!!  I stood just for a moment as things flashed through my mind...like  it being ruined… broken … shredded...  I gently pulled it out and Yippee… It was OK… Only a half of row had been ripped out by my vacuum and the thread broke a few yards down the line…  I started laughing and realized I had kept Kathy hanging in our conversation… I rushed back to my laptop laughing so hard and trying to type what had just happened…  Kathy started laughing so hard with me… we both could hardly type…

Yep… This is the life of a Crochet-a-holic…  To many projects and not enough time…  It was perfect to have Kathy with me when all this happened… We are two peas in a  pod and I knew right away when I told her what happened she would picture it perfectly in her mind and we could laugh together!!!!  I hope you are laughing too!!!!  As you know I finished the doily and everything turned out fine… What a way to end the year in Crochet!!!

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Happy New Year… Elena

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A Crochet-A-Long… You decide the project!!!!

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Happy November!  I have been tossing around the idea of having a Crochet-A-Long starting in January 2014…  Since I am like all of you yarnies… I can’t decide what it will be… I always have tons of work in progress projects!  So what better than leave it up to Viewer Choice!!!!  You all were so supportive during the voting for the final Amazing Grace Pattern poll… I thought…hmmmm… Lets do another poll!!!!

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So here are my thoughts… Start crocheting in January…I will make a fabulous design for us…  You choose what it will be!!!!  The winning vote will determine not only the project… but also the length of time!  A blanket may take a couple of months… A hat maybe a week…  Let’s have some FUN!!!!.

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Voting closes December 15th, 2013

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Your Vote Counts!

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P.S…. Leave comments too!!!!

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Who Let the Monster Out… Crochet Crazy!

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Last night when my crochet window of opportunity opened up… (My 2-3 Hour Crochet time…) I sat down once again thinking about what to make…  I realized this weekend was the Blackberry Festival/ Car Show in our little town… And I thought I better get a couple more items in the shop to sell…  Something quick… Ok another owl hat!  Super easy and fun to make…

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Toddler Owl Hat…

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With some time to spare… I decided to try something a little different… This year I have been noticing Monsters have been very popular… I scanned a few of my favorite sites for ideas and quickly worked one up…

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One Eyed Monster…

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Like I said yesterday… The Owl Hat Pattern is from Repeat Crafter Me... I love her stuff… And, the Monster Hat was also inspired from her picture of a monster hat… I didn’t follow her pattern,,, I just made up my own… But… It is almost exactly the same… So credit to Repeat Crafter Me for her design ideas!!!!

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Lots of fun and I intend to make many more monsters…  Here are a few more pics…

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So here is to Monsters… Quick projects and A Holiday Weekend!!!!

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Elena

Some New Crochet Fun!!!

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Like most crocheter’s, I have several works in progress, work full-time, mother, grandmother, wife and all around overflowing life…  Those of you who have popped over to my Facebook Page have seen a few extras,,, Weekly Funnies, Sharing other site projects and the list goes on…  Well,,, With the help and cheering of my good friend Kathy Lashley from Elk Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs… Today I am throwing another twist to the fun over on Facebook…

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Each afternoon my page will have a featured crochet item… And the Title…

Would you wear this? Would you make it? Tell me what you think… Here is the link if you like it…

Here is a peak at today’s project…

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All you need to do is pop over to my Facebook Page and join the fun… If you click the Like Button you will automatically get the featured crochet project each day… Hope to See you there!!!!

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I can’t wait to see you there… And see what you all love to make!!!

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So here is to A New Twist, Facebook Fun and Making New Friends!

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Elena

Big Day In Crochet…Giveaway!!!!

Big Day In Crochet…Giveaway!!!!

Today is a special day here at Beatrice Ryan Designs!  Today we hit a  new benchmark… In just 4 1/2 short months Beatrice Ryan Designs has had 10,000 views, 71 posts, 77 followers and made tons of new crochet friends!!!  Also, tons of crochet projects and a 2 free patterns have been presented in just that little window of time!!!!

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So thanks to all of you,,, To celebrate this special day… A GREAT PRIZE GIVE-AWAY!!!!!  The first lovely prize is a Hand Crocheted Floral Washcloth by Beatrice Ryan Designs,,, Next… A luxurious handmade bar of Lavender Glycerin Soap from an artist and shop mate at Alpine Originals… And lastly… One of my favorite candles…  Mrs. Meyers Basil Scent Soy Candle

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So here is how you can win this THANK YOU package

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****Answer the following question by leaving your answer, your first name and last name initial in the “Comments” area of this post…  Cut off for entering is Midnight July 31, 2013 PST USA, I will announce the winner by random drawing on August 1st.  Once the winner is selected they will have 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing me  their name and address to [email protected]****

??Which project of Beatrice Ryan Designs is your favorite??  Please take a few moments to look through the past posts and pictures to choose your favorite….

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Also… As a big thank  you to all my friends who have been checking in regularly and all my new-found friends… A Sneak Peak at my “Design Book”… Let’s take a look at what is coming up soon at Beatrice Ryan Designs…

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My latest designs coming to life soon!! Beatrice Ryan Designs Cloche Collection!!!

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Stay tuned for these wonderful winter hats both finished products for sale and the patterns… Also,,, The Chains and Flowers Scarf will be coming soon to the free pattern section for your use!!!

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And lastly,,, Here is a peak at what I am working on for my Etsy Shop… 40% complete and loving it…

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Can’t wait to show you the finished project…

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Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement!!!! I feel blessed and privileged to have you checking in with me and loving the Art of Crochet!.

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So here is to Thanking You and A Great Give-Away, New Designs and Upcoming Projects!!  Don’t forget to join me on Facebook by liking my page and my Etsy Shop…. Currently having a Christmas in July Sale for all of you… See the link in the tab at the top right of this blog!

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Elena

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