The item for Today is below.
Item: You are hunting for "a Blue Fleur-dis-lis".
Clue: You will find it in the Pot Holder patterns!
I am now using images that are in either of the 2 Paper Bead Generators, for the daily Scavenger Hunt Items.
The daily scavenger hunt item can only be found for one day.
The instant prize is access to a Gold Members Only crochet pattern that is free for today only. The pdf file is not part of the prize.
The Points Program Has Started!
A special code has been placed under this image, on the page that will have the scavenger hunt item on it. Sign up for a Free Points Account and you can claim 100 points for finding today's item! you can also get free access to the page that it is on!
This pattern is always Free.
This crocheted trivet has a CD inside but you could just as easily keep the CD out of it to make it into a potholder. This trivet is named for a mountain here in Maine.
Every day, from now on, I will post either a members only pattern or a free pattern. It will say whether it is free or not. Once a week, I will offer 1 paid members pattern per week. It will be on Sunday Each Week. This is so I can feature current holiday related patterns, whether they are free or not.
Paper Bead Spinning Top is Back!
Paper Bead Spinning Top
It's Back! Crochet Stitch Page
Instructions for the Waffle Stitch is Back!
This pot holder pattern is a perfect example of what this stitch looks like. There are a few more patterns on the site that use this stitch and you can find out which ones they are by clicking on the link above.
Featured Bead Sheet
Recently Uploaded Bead Sheet Bundle
I have started making and uploading Bead Sheet Bundles to go with the bead sheets that are on the site already.
Today's Bead Sheet Bundle is not free but it is $5.99 for 34 bead sheets!
Most of them will not be free but available for free download for Paid Members.
Points Program News
Points accounts is Back!
I am still ironing out the little wrinkles in the system but it is up and running! Sign up now and join in the fun! Earn points for use in downloading Gold Members only files! I am slowly adding download buttons you can use to redeem points for patterns and templates. It will take awhile to add all of them.
I have come up with something that Gold members can redeem their points for. The way I expect to be able to set it up is I will make a page just for Gold members that will have listings on it that you can redeem points for. The items will be things I already sell at Amazon and Etsy but they will be available through the points system. Only for Gold members. There may be shipping charges, there may be not. I will be getting that part of the Points Program set up within the next couple of months. So meanwhile, keep adding points to your points account so you can take advantage of the discounts and perhaps freebies when redeeming points!
Seedling Starter If you use paper dixie cups, the 3 oz size, you can make seed starters with them. Just push one of those tiny filters for resuable K cups in one of the cups, fill it with potting mix, place your seed in the center, cover with more soil. When the seed sprouts, pop the filter with the dirt out of the cut and place into your hole in the ground or next size up pot. This will prevent from having to disturb the roots. You can also recycle used store bought used k-cups this way. Just remove the insides from the k-cup and wash before using.
Deer Repellent! When planting a garden, hang some nylon peds stockings near the plants with pieces of deodorant soap in them. This will help deter the deer and other animals from getting into the garden. They don't like the smell. You can also use small muslin drawstring bags available online. Just tie them on stakes near your plants.
Word of the Day
Point Value: 800
From now on, the Paw Tracker word will always be valued at 800 points.
From the word below
hapten noun hap·ten | \ ˈhap-ˌten \ Definition of hapten : a small separable part of an antigen that reacts specifically with an antibody but is incapable of stimulating antibody production except in combination with a carrier protein molecule Other Words from hapten haptenic \ hap-ˈte-nik \ adjectiveDaily Words are from the Merium Webster Dictionary.