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Bajoran Quilt Afghan Finished

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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 quadrantThe 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'cloc…

Bajoran Quilt Afghan 3rd Panel

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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.

June06 Dishcloths Exchange

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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. http://groups.msn.com/crochetdepot , 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 http://groups.msn.com/crochetdepot/grannyguygrannys…

Bajoran Meditation Quilt Afghan 2nd Panel Made

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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 fromDrew Emborsky and one of his 12 inch squares. All these panels are a set of three 16 " Squares, put together. Next week…

Bajoran Meditation Afghan Center Made

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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!

New Bajoran Meditation Quilt Afghan

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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!

Chile rellenos and tostones!

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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 350ยบ 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…

Soap in a rope 06/06

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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 --->>> http://groups.msn.com/crochetdepot 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 …

Purple & Yellows, Some WIP become just yarn!

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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 fusch…

Another day in DS9 is dawning!

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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 inDahkur 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,…

Yellow Washcloths are mellow Part one

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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 objec…

Discloths a la Pastels June 06

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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.