Friday, June 30, 2006

Bajoran Quilt Afghan Finished

This is the Bajoran Quilt Afghan finished. The upper left Panel talks about the four quadrants of our galaxy. The center panel has a frame within a frame and is made in Tr Crochet stitches in white, surrounded by double crochet in blue at each side. The outer rim of the border is done with popcorn stitches and sc all around.

The Alpha Quadrant would be located between 6 and 9 o'clock positions if the plane of the galaxy were seen as a clock face with the 6 o'clock position bisecting the Earth's Solar system. The Alpha Quadrant serves as the usual setting for the television shows Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Enterprise as well as most of the Star Trek movies. It is home to the United Federation of Planets, the Cardassian Union, the Ferengi Alliance and the Breen Confederacy.

Beta quadrant

The Beta Quadrant would be located between the 3 and 6 o'clock if the plane of the galaxy were seen as a clock face with the 6 o'clock position bisecting Earth's Solar system.

The reason why the United Federation of Planets and Earth is right on the edge of the Beta Quadrant is to make previous references to quadrant made in the original series, its movies, and early episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation consistent (prior to this the term "quadrant" was used interchangeably with "sector").

The Beta Quadrant is home to the Klingon Empire, Romulan Star Empire, Gorn Republic, Son'a and Metron Consortium as well as a portion of the Federation, including Vulcan. Parts of the Romulan and Klingon empires spill into the Alpha Quadrant, and thus the Romulans and Klingons are still referred to as Alpha Quadrant

Powers (possibly analogous to the former Soviet Union having been considered a western power, though it was physically located mostly in the east).

Gamma quadrant

The Gamma Quadrant is located between the 9 and 12 o'clock positions if the plane of the galaxy were seen as a clock face with the 6 o'clock position bisecting the Sol system.

In Star Trek the Bajoran wormhole, near the Deep Space Nine space station in the Bajor-B'hava'el system in the Alpha Quadrant, leads there. The Gamma Quadrant is primarily ruled by the Dominion, although large portions remain unexplored.

Delta quadrant

The Delta Quadrant is the Quadrant of the Milky Way that would be located between 12 and 3 o'clock positions if the plane of the galaxy were seen as a clock face with the 6 o'clock position bisecting the Sol system. Most of the information about the Delta Quadrant comes from the show Star Trek: Voyager. Star Trek races that come from the Delta Quadrant include the Borg (the dominant species in this quadrant), the Kazon, the Vidiian, Talaxians, Ocampans, and the Hirogen. Species 8472 was first encountered in this quadrant, although they are not native to this region or physical dimension.

Curiously, this arrangement results in:

The order of the quadrants is therefore neither clockwise nor counterclockwise..

The Center Panel of the Afghanis the way the ancients thought the planet was, a flat surface. The last Square is the beginning of the Bajoran System or B'hava'el,

The Bajor system (also referred to as the Bajoran system or the B'hava'el system) is a star system some 50 light years from Earth containing 14 planets. It was a key system for the United Federation of Planets and the Dominion during the Dominion War, as it contains the only stable connection to the Gamma Quadrant, the Bajoran wormhole.

The system was briefly occupied by the Dominion in 2373-2374, but was later retaken by the Federation as a result of Operation Return. (DS9: "Emissary", et al.)

Bajor is the largest planet in the system. (DS9: "The Nagus")

The center pattern with it's multiple squares talk about the different paths of the Prophets.

Then the last panel is the depiction of the opening and closing of the wormhole.

A wormhole is a "tunnel" connecting two separate points of space-time. It consists of two "holes" in space-time connected by a conduit outside normal space, through 'subspace'. Since this conduit through subspace is shorter than the distance between the two points in normal space, almost instantaneous travel is possible between the two points. If a wormhole is large enough, and stable enough, a starship (or other traveller) could enter one end and exit the other, thus shortening a journey. A wormhole can also connect two different points in time since the conduit is outside normal space-time, enabling it to return at any place, at any time.

Delta Quadrant view of the Barzan wormhole (2373)

Before knowing where the Harry Kim wormhole ends, Tuvok stated that there is a 75% chance that it doesn't lead to the Alpha Quadrant. We may conclude that wormholes never leave the Milky Way (VOY: "Eye of the Needle").

The Bajoran wormhole is the only stable wormhole currently known to exist in the galaxy. The terminus nearest to the Federation is located in the Denorios Belt in the Bajor system, and crosses some 70,000 light years to the Idran system in the Gamma Quadrant.

The wormhole is also the home of extra-dimensional beings who are worshipped by the Bajorans as the Prophets, and therefore is also sometimes referred to as the Celestial Temple.

Bajoran historical records indicate that the wormhole has most likely been in existence for at least the past 10,000 years. In that period of time, nine Orbs have appeared on or near Bajor, and are revered as active links between the Bajoran people and their gods.

There were several unexplained incidents that are now attributed to the wormhole, although it remained undiscovered until the 24th century. In the 22nd century, Kai Taluno's ship was disabled inside the Denorios Belt for several days, and Taluno reported that "the heavens opened up and nearly swallowed the ship." Also, in 2337, an unknown, unpiloted alien ship appeared in the Belt, with a shapeshifting being on board.

Because the Denorios Belt was generally avoided by all interplanetary traffic, the wormhole remained undiscovered until 2369, shortly after the end of the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor. When Starfleet took over operation of the station, Commander Benjamin Sisko and science officer Jadzia Dax investigated the many reported anomalies in the Belt aboard the USS Rio Grande, and became the official discoverers of the wormhole. Shortly thereafter, starbase Deep Space 9 was relocated to a position near the Bajor terminus of the wormhole. (DS9: "Emissary")

The interior of the wormhole

There is no full understanding of the scientific principles that allow the wormhole to remain stable. Much information, however, has been gained through observation in the past decade. Highly elevated levels of neutrinos are commonly detected prior to the appearance of the wormhole's event horizon, and as a vessel traverses the passage. It is believed that verteron nodes play a large part in keeping the wormhole stable. (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets")

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you can benefit from the Triva of this posting. Peldor Joi and May the Prophets walk with You!!!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Bajoran Quilt Afghan 3rd Panel

Here we go with the rd and final panel for this Bajoran Quilt Afghan. Each block has a meaning which I will explain when it is done. Thanks for all your comments.

It Definitely will look gorgeous on a bed. It contains 9 panels of 16 inches each panel. I will explain in more detail later. It is the what , the how , It was made.

Right now I am working on the border, so I believe that by the end of this week it will be finished. I will have a close up of the border stitch so that you can appreciate it's detail. I am very proud of this Quilt Afghan. It was easier to make than what I thought.

Thanks for stopping by and come back , there are plenty of projects that Crafty Andy has in store. I have been curious about nylon thread and there are wonders one can make with this thread. Lots of things for the shower which won't rot because of being wet. Well I will continue later this week showing you some of the wonders I am talking about. For the kitchen as well.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

June06 Dishcloths Exchange

To go to the Crochet Depot site you will need to click on the link below and it will take you to our group. There is where the exchange is taking place and I got my partner for June's discloth exchange Candy and here is what I got from her. She was so clever as to make one of the dishcloths around a scrubbing circle pad. I also got two magazines and some very nice scented candles.

The other dishcloth is a set of trousers held together by a nice red ribbon. This was also a very clever idea that I like. If you like to exchange things like these and Pot holders, you can join our group at msn. , you will need an MSN passport account.
You can also join our exchanges by clicking at the square on the right you will be directed to our Exchanges Guidelines. We also have a Granny Guy Square exchange , for charity.

Go , find out for yourself, don't let rumors run alone, find out by clicking & going to
for more information about our Granny Guy Square Exchange. Who was Granny Guy?
Click at the link below and it will take you to his blogspot

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Bajoran Meditation Quilt Afghan 2nd Panel Made

This is one of the borders that I have created for this Quilt Afghan . It is done with front post double and treble crochet. As I am making the afghan as I go, I do not have a pattern by itself, yet I do know that I want to make something very elaborate. The combination of these three colors is exquisite.

I am now left with the most crucial part of this afghan, the third panel. SHould I make the third panel in Pink or should I make it in Royal blue? It will be nice to have some input from all of you.

Here I have included the second Panel that is made of granny squares. The Lower Left Panel is inspired with FPDC, it has the four points. The center panel is made of a center granny square with popcorn stitches, placed in a diamond shape, and to it's four sides 4 half granny squares. The right panel is like a stellar explosion inspired by following the pattern from Drew Emborsky and one of his 12 inch squares. All these panels are a set of three 16 " Squares, put together. Next week I am hopiong to have the third panel ready with your input. Well now the picture of the second panel is right below.

I definitely have to agree with my friend Scott when he said that granny squares where a lot more versatile to create things than regular crochet. I guess the more time consuming part is creating the design. Creating a design as you go is very rewarding for me personally. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon. Dont forget to leave your vote in the coments,. If you don't have ablogger account you will still be able to leave an anonymous comment. Word verification is still on. May the Prophets walk with you.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Bajoran Meditation Afghan Center Made

I am very motivated to make this afghan amd it is such a great endeavor. It changes as I am working on it. I think it is going to become a very interesting piece . Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious , it may not be, but definitley along those ways it will become. Right now I am working on a boarder-frame that will precede the next color theme. I never realized how beautiful this combination of fuschia and royal blue was going to look alongside the white. The afghan is being shown in a horizontal way, but it is not the correct way of displaying it. It is just not finished yet

, so please endulge me while I work on the details on the next few days. Thankls for stopping by.

May the Prophets Guide you!

Friday, June 16, 2006

New Bajoran Meditation Quilt Afghan

So here you are looking at one of my projects that was frogged to become this new meditation afghan. I don't know how many panels iot will have, but it will have at least six panels. This was the old Bajoran Meditation Afghan that I lost interest in and I just can not stand to have a project sit for long without finishing it. It is found here at this --->>> Link .Here on this picture you see two panels and the thrid panel is on its way. I am not really making a pattern for this, rather making it as I go, it will be one of a kind. The Panels are made of 8" or 4 " granny squares. I like the combination of colors and the shapes that I am able to create.

Thanks for stopping by and I promise and commit to have a panel per week, that way you will be able to see what it looks like as it grows. I will definitely need your input later on when I make the border. It will be amazing.

Peldor Joi!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Chile rellenos and tostones!

Here and there I do some cooking and today I had a craving for Chile Rellenos and some puertorrican tostones, which is fried green plantain. I also had some avocado.

Turn the oven on at 350º F , put your chiles, pasilla chiles , on the top shelf on a cookie tray that has been lightly greased or pammed. Let the peppers roast for 15 to 20 minutes, you need to peel the skin off and that is done later. You know your peppers are ready when they skin is wrinkled. Take the peppers out and put them in a paper bag , close the paper bag and let it rest for about ten minutes. What should happen is that the pepper's skin will loosen up and you will be able to peel the skin off. The skin is very hard on your system that's why you need to peel it off.

So what did I stuffed them with? I made the stuffing with some ground pork, salsa, shitake mushrooms, regular mushrooms and dark olives, and some garlic, stir fried with olive oil, and Oaxaca cheese which is a lot like mozzarella.

Peeled the skin off the peppers and stuffed them with the savory stuffing, then at 300 º F for 20 to 25 minutes, covered with some aluminum foil and your meal is ready to be served.

The to make tostones there are some steps before what you see. You take a green Plantain and you peel it. You cut in 1 inch or bigger slices, then you let ithem soak on water that has had about a quarter of a tablespoon of salt added. You then fry then in a skillet until lightly golden like the color on the upper left of the collage. After that you put them on a hard surface lined with a paper bag, you close the paper bag over it and with the palm of your hand you push down. The end result wil look like the picture in the lower left of the collage. You let them fried until a little more dark golden. Put them on a plate with paper towels to drain the grease, you may salt them lightly.

Hope you enjoyed stopping by, I will have more stuff later on, things I am working on.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Soap in a rope 06/06

The item on far left is the soap in a rope, then there are two washcloths. The soap in a rope was my mystery pattern at my MSN group --->>> it is made out of 100 % nylon thread. I really liked the look of it and it works great on yor skin. Later on I am planning to do a back scrubber, and some other items for the liberated man. It is time that we men got some attention in the bathroom and personal care area. LOL.

One of the things that I have found is that there are not enough items for men in the world of knitting and crocheting, besides sweaters , scarfs and hats. Nothing wrong with that, but when you see posibilities, it is a shame to waste them. Is like reinventing the wheel.

I am working on a Quilt Afghan of my own design, inspired on things I see. It is like a sampler as I am working the pannels out of 8 and 4 inch granny squares. I think you will like the end result. I will post a picture of the work in progress later this week. Yes It comes from the UFO s that I had before, that are now works in progress. Sometimes I lose motivation if the pattern becomes too complicated or too tiresome for my hands. I like the challenge of seeing a pattern taking shape. Well thanks for stopping by and come back again.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Purple & Yellows, Some WIP become just yarn!

This is a very deep purple and sunshine yellow. They were suppose to be dishcloths, but I think thay are too pretty. LOL. Yet as I mentioned before, I would rather used them as washcloths.

Very elegant for the kitchen. This was my attempt at combining these two colors and I am very pleased with the outcome.

On the other front I had some WIP that I got distracted, or bored with them as they may have been two dificult or I did not see results fast, or I just got bored with either the pattern or the way they looked.

Victime number one the Bobble Stitch Sweater. I just put it aside and was not in the mood. Yesterday I decided it was time to become several balls of yarn once more. Maybe it will be part of a Granny Square Afghan, or maybe some placemats. Who knows! The fact is that it is no longer half a sweater.

Now my other WIP the Bajaron Meditation Afghan is also suffering from the same problem. Wel it was suffering from the same problem as I decided to redesign the afghan and use the fuschia to create a Granny Square Quilt afghan for which I am Known for. This time there will be 8 inch squares and let's see what trouble I can get myself into by making a crafty mosaic with the design. The new design you will like because it is very simple yet the complexity of the design is in the assembling of the squares. Once I have four squares done ,then I will be able to define the design the afghan will take. I am using the same gauge and hook. I believe it will really motivate me to design this afghan and maybe sell it for profit!, Maybe I will trully use it for meditation while praying to the Prophets.

Yes there is a definte ferengi tone in my voice. I have read the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, have you?

Thanks for stopping by and remember that I am more than my craftiness and more than my bajoran persona. I will take my leave of you today and until next time. Peldor Joi!

Another day in DS9 is dawning!

Personal Log entry stardate 06092006:

I have been so frustrated in my way of thinking and my emotional upheavals have been unmitigated by my art. Life continues on as we get a chance to glimpse at the universe through the eyes of a child. I am not a child anymore and I don't live in Dahkur Province , anymore but as of this moment I have diced to move back to Bajor for good.

After going through so much in the past 3 years, I have grown to a point that I no longer want to be away from my home. I am not going back to the same place, but close enough to start a new beginning. I have been blessed with the craftiness of my family's D'jarra's , some of them were artisans and I got some of that in myself. One thiing is for sure I am glad the caste system does not exist anymore. People seemed more happy, even though some are lost without a cast sytem. I personally believe the gains are more than the losses.

So here I am at the temple on the station chanting :
  • Jia kasha tren tolaren, lapor ilani kor. Enna tana talinok. Jia kasha treyna tolaren, lapor ilani kors, enna jia kasha tren.
It is a Prayer to the prophets asking for protection or their favour. I need their blessings as this is a time in my life where I am making a big bold move. I have never been shy away from making major changes, and now is not the time to have second thoughts about what I want to do with the rest of my life. My family for the first time feels very close and I want to take advantage of this.

I need to do my regular morning rounds through the science lab and then through ops. I think I am going to invite Dax and , Nerys for some rahtktujino's later at Quark's., but first I need to go to the holodeck for my excercise routine.

I will be going to the Yolja River, at the Kendra Province and using oars? Interested? Just follow me, we will have fun. Here you will also see a holo picture of the river's delta. I have to go now.

Computer end personal log entry encryption Alpha Delta Kappa Ydan 22.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Yellow Washcloths are mellow Part one

This is a nice set of washcloths I made. They went each to a different person, they loved the material and the combination. The one on the left ios about 9" tal, so it is a nice size for a washcloth. The one on the right has a scrubby cotton feeling to it as the yarn provides extra surface area for washing. I have been thingk about dishcloths and I will make dishcloths very simple an just one color. I have found that you can easily interexchange the patterns and have great outcomes on both. I am making them very fast as I watch one of my favorite TV channels, The Sci-Fi channel.

I think discloths should be very simple for what they are going to used and become. Well if you just want them for decorations then you can go fancy, LOL, otherwise a two color dischloth on a single stitch should suffice, but who are we to say that we can not have fancy dishcloths. Fine I guess we will make them fancy as well. Anyway Thanks for stopping by, either tomorrow of Wednesday I will have an object from the Mystery Pattern that you will love.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Discloths a la Pastels June 06

Pastels are what these dishcloths are about. I ordered the yarn to see what it will look like. It is even nice for a baby washcloth. The texture of the material is the right texture for a good quality cotton piece.

I hope you are enjoying my blog and my crocheting. There is more to come during the next week as I unveil all the discloths that I am making. I love the purples and the yellow and the other fancy colors I am getting. I am also working on a set of pot holders which I am thinking of giving to my sister.

Thanks for stopping by.

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