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Touching Tiny Lives with Crochet

Touching Tiny Lives: Charity Handcrafting

Caring and Giving through Charity Connections The young couple huddled under the weight of heavy burdens as they passed me in the hospital corridor.  Only teenagers, they were now parents. Their tiny newborn son remained in the hospital’s NICU baby…
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Choosing the Right Yarn for Crochet

Crochet Basics: Selecting the Right Yarn

Yarn selection, whether for crocheting or knitting, can be an overwhelming task. A regional yarn shop usually offers a variety of fiber structures and colors. There should be a logical way to narrow down the options. Good news –  There…
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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge Walking Tour

Golden Gate Bridge by Foot Here’s the cure for the common tour: San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge!  We wanted to walk the famous landmark for the photo opportunities. However, we struck gold upon discovering free walking tours offered through sfcityguides.org….
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Why crochet cruises are the perfect combination

Crochet by the sea and crafty vacations have long-standing popularity. Let’s explore some wonderful crochet cruises around the world. Crochet Cruises are a niche market for crafting, networking, and learning new skills at sea. When you need to step away…
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New Orleans Steamboat Natchez

New Orleans’ Steamboat Natchez

Calliope’s Ragtime Boarding Call The aging calliope whistles a ragtime melody as passengers go aboard the Steamboat Natchez. Steam bursts in visual rhythm to the organ’s siren song, transporting you into the steamboat river experience.  When the sweltering heat and…
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4 Steps to a Successful Crochet Retreat

4 Steps to a Successful Crochet Retreat

Crochet is a very budget-friendly hobby.  Yarn stash road trips not included! Managing your household budget and enjoying the hobby of crochet may not always be easy, but there are ways to take a break from the daily grind and…
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