Friday, August 31, 2012


Hello to everyone who participated in my yarn giveaway. The winner was selected by and posted this morning by Kara. Drumroll.........

Congratulations to Kristina. She is the winner of 6 skeins of yarn by Hobby Lobby. It was such a fun time with Kara of Petals to Picots. If Kristina does not claim the prize within the allotted time, a new winner will be selected.
Keep watching us. You never know what either of us will do next!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Giveaway #2 HURRY

Be wise!

My guest post is on Petals to Picots TODAY and the deadline for entries is August 31, 2012 so hurry over and enter.

Another giveaway is going on at the same time. It's not numbered-just a special promotion. See earlier post TRUST ME for the details.

Good luck to everyone. Make your entry(s) then get back to your crochet.


Friday, August 24, 2012


Got this email today.
Happy Friday!
Just a quick note. The Price for Let's Write a Short Story! is going up on Wednesday on both Amazon and on the website . If you haven't gotten your copy of the book yet, make sure you hurry.
I don't want you to miss out on this price because it's going away. If you have any writing friends who are thinking about getting the book, please let them know.
Get Let's Write a Short Story! for $3.99.
Have a great weekend!
Joe Bunting
The Write Practice, 2813 Shades Valley Lane, Gainesville, GA 30501, USA

See post below TRUST ME for details.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Giveaway Post Scheduled

It's finally a go! Kara at Petals to Picots has scheduled my guest post Aug 26, 2012. So those of you who have been waiting and watching have a target. I have another giveaway going that has already started. So check out post below about Joe Bunting This has been the best August in my whole life in Fort Worth, Texas, weather wise and discovery wise too. I hope all my new friends, followers, and every one has that sense of "the best is yet to come".

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I usually blog about crochet. This post is about writing, like blogs about crochet. Joe Bunting has crafted an e-book that every blogger and every writer should keep right next to their computers.

It's simply genius. Here is my review at
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
At Least 7 Stars, August 19, 2012
By Boocoos
This review is from: Let's Write a Short Story! (Kindle Edition)
It is simultaneously the best book for your reference shelf, and a can't-put-it-down novelette. If you have ever considered writing anything other than your signature, you need this book. Extremely well written, focused and easy to read. Joe Bunting has written the best self-help for writers I have found. On top, and over the top is its secret; it gets you stimulated like a drug. It is life-changing, because you know by the time you've finished this book that you can write and write well. It strips away all former excuses and gets the adrenalin going. There is no going back. You will never write the same again. And the price is ridiculously low.
I would have paid much, much more, but it's available at only $3.99. The price will almost definitely go up, so take advantage now.
And to make this about crochet, I'll send you a free skein of yarn ( nice ) if you send me proof of purchase. How's that?
Leave a comment if you are interested.
I'll make it 4 skeins of your choice from my selections!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Are You Watching Us?

Heads up! My YARN GIVEAWAY, and free granny patterns will be posted at Petals to Picots very soon now! Her button is in my sidebar, so watch her blog closely. Awesome granny month and I'm glad to have joined with Kara to post my granny patterns and do my free yarn giveaway. Join in the fun.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Truly An Original

When I wander around the net it's hard for me to see much that is new. I've been crocheting for sooo long. I've seen so much of others crochet. I've taught crochet. Sometimes I'm impressed by the way someone has arranged the stitches, but I can just see a picture and write a pattern for it.
Imagine me finding not a new pattern, but an ORIGINAL STITCH! My heart stopped for a minute, then I started to see how it was made. I could not figure it out! So I tracked the picture back and found Meladora. Her blog is beautiful. I found the pattern on her site, then contacted her to ask how she had discovered this stitch. Her story is below in her words.
"Hiya Boocoos, thanks so much for giving me this opportunity to be a guest post on your blog and tell and share with your viewers this wonderful stitch I call Meladora's Butterfly Stitch.
How I discovered this stitch is kind of an interesting story. I was sick and crocheting, was to tired/lazy in my sickness that I stopped looking down at what I was doing. I was making a row of single crochets. When my hook stopped moving so freely and I looked down and thought to myself, what did I do? Then undid the stitch and saw. Realized I have never done that kind of stitch before and wondered how it would look if I just kept doing that, so I did. At first I wasn't chaining in between and noticed I was decreasing, then realized, of course I would be decreasing, I was using two stitches and turning it into one, so I started again, only chaining one in between, then this line started to form in between them, I was like, doh!, but oh well lets see what it looks like after a few rows, (was making a hat) then I noticed the lines looked like butterflies, I was even more excited! So bam double wammy. So just a bit of knowledge and curiosity and the stitch was born.
This is what it looks like, as you can see the butterflies are made from the open spaces of the stitch.

It's worked in one continous round, I have been working hard on trying to figure out how to make this stitch into a scarf / blanket and have finally figured something out, which I will be posting in a tutorial and pattern at a later date on my website. But for now I have a beanie and slouch hat pattern that you can find on my site at just click HATS at the top of the page. Don't forget to subscribe and I will send an email to you when I have uploaded new content.
Can't you just imagine a baby blanket made with this stitch, with some kind of rainbow material sewn on to the back making the butterflies show through in color?! I have many designs, come check me out. Thanks again so much for reading this and Boocoo for letting me share this wonderful stitch with you. Come and chat with me on my blog Here or my Facebook page Here.
Come stop on by and say hi! I'm always posting pic's and ideas and sharing links of others wonderful designs and current projects I'm working on."
Thank you Meladora for shocking me with such a surprise, and for sharing this with us. I really appreciate your willingness to share. She also has a very nice net pattern. I hope everyone who sees this page will visit her blog.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Free Yarn Giveaway #2

Here it is. My second yarn giveaway. SIX skeins of Yarn Bee's Airy from Hobby Lobby. It's a specialty yarn and besides being "furry" it has a sparkle that does not show in this photo, but believe me, it is gorgeous.

As always, it comes from a smoke free and animal free location. Shipping is FREE in the US only, but read on.
I mentioned that I am going to be a guest contributor at Petals to Picots, and that's where you'll enter. Just tap her icon in my sidebar to go to her blog. Once there just watch for my contribution and leave your contact details in a comment there. Easy peasy! There will be 4 of my original granny patterns to debut there, plus all Kara's goodies, so don't miss out on anything this month!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Coming Attractions

I'm so excited because Kara at Petals to Picots has got a whole month of granny activity going on (August), and she is going to allow me to be a guest contributor! I'm really looking forward to her granny gala. I will be sharing 4 of my original patterns with a little shove to get you to design your own and write patterns.
Also a yarn giveaway is going to be posted soon, probably tomorrow.
So be watching Kara and me this month; we're going to try hard to make you happy.