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Fran
Interests: knitting, crafts, traveling, crocheting, and writing.
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TNNA: The National Needlework Association Long Beach, CA The National Needlework Show is the event from which we draw inspiration and creative energy for knitting, crocheting, needlepoint and other yarn-related crafts. Those of us that have a yarn addiction have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at Clover Blog
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AUGUST Hoo Wee! Remember all those days I have complained about how cold it is here in the Northwest? Well those days are long gone. We rarely have temps in the 90s and when we do "they" start talking about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Clover Blog
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ADVENTURES IN SPINNING This is so exciting I'm thinking of calling CNN or maybe Oprah and let them know that I am taking a SPINNING CLASS! My Dr. will probably be excited to hear....hopefully she will think I mean the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Clover Blog
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THE CLOVER CREW IN CHICAGO FOR THECRAFT & HOBBY ASSOCIATION SHOW Being from the cool Northwest I usually dig in the back of my closet for "summer" clothes to pack for this show. Chicago is an energizing city to visit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Clover Blog
The HAIRPIN LACE TOOL The most common questions I receive regarding this form of lace making is: 1. How do I accurately measure my strips of lace? The best way to measure your hairpin lace strips is by counting the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2010 at Clover Blog
Hi Shirley, I am in Florida doing a show and have no access to the instruction leaflet. I know each yoyo template instruction sheet tells you how much material per yoyo is required. The YoYo tree uses all sizes of the YoYo templates. We used a selection of Christmas fabrics so small pieces were used. It is an ideal project for using up scraps. My email is fran@clover-usa.com. Please don't hesitate to email if you have further questions.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2010 on FRAN'S Q and A at Clover Blog
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THE ROAD TRIP WITH HUBBY DAY 6 JUNE 30 Another beautiful morning to wake to .. our last! We quickly packed and headed out paying fond farewell to the Lady of the Lake as we hit the road. Remember I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Clover Blog
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THE ROAD TRIP WITH HUBBY DAY 5 JUNE 29, 2010 Day 5 dawned bright and sunny. It has come to my attention that people who live in sunny areas seem to enjoy E-X-E-R-C-I-S-E !! Amazing! They ride bikes, walk, hike,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2010 at Clover Blog
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THE ROAD TRIP WITH HUBBY Day 4 June 27 Dawn comes early when you are on vacation but we hit the road with a little "Mickey D's" food and coffee... we had 500 miles to cover. Yosemite here we come.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2010 at Clover Blog
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THE ROAD TRIP WITH HUBBY DAY 3 June 26 This the view we wake to each morning and look - people here actually exercise and seem to enjoy it...amazing. We drove over the mountains through Carson, Virginia City and Gold... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2010 at Clover Blog
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THE ROAD TRIP WITH HUBBY June 25, 2010 Driving through the Sisque Mountains this morning was a feast for the senses. How beautiful Mt Shasta might have been had the clouds lifted long enough to see it. In size alone... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2010 at Clover Blog
Thanks, Andrea. having a wonderful time...will be in contact when I get home. Can't wait to see your newest projects.
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THE ROAD TRIP WITH HUBBY June 24, 2010 Day one: I had my usual bit of confusion about packing enough projects but managed to get in the car with 4 before John started threatening. I am making a lace patterned... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2010 at Clover Blog
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SPRING QUILT MARKET MINNEAPOLIS, MN It was hot and humid in Minneapolis as the Clover crew set up our 6 booths for International Spring Quilt Market. Once the booth was put up and futzed with until it was a picture... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at Clover Blog
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This was the picture outside my front door this morning. Oh My Gosh! Here it is the first of June and I just built a fire in my office ... well ... in the fireplace in my office. I'm in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Clover Blog
Thanks Joanna, I have to agree with Amy...Clover does have some awesome pins. Have you tried any? Thanks for the note.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2010 on CHECK IT OUT! at Clover Blog
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As we move into spring I see the new leaves budding out on the trees and remember a phrase my Mom uses this time of year -- "The sap is rising," which means the trees are waking up and their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at Clover Blog
One of the things I most enjoy about my job is helping people with problems they are having. I have a deep love for the needle arts and want everyone to enjoy them as much as I do. I will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at Clover Blog
Recently I showed the jojoland scarf I knit. A sweet friend is making this pattern and is having a devil of a time keeping in pattern. I believe at last count she was on her 6th try and she yet... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at Clover Blog
i have seen some of your fun creations with the YoYo makers and they blow me away. We are fortunate to have you as one of our designers! welcome to the family. We will post some of Andreas designs in the near future for all to see.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2010 on DOINGS at Clover Blog
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Mar 15, 2010
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SPRING TIME IN THE NORTHWEST Good Morning! Spring is in full bloom here in the Northwest. we are having sunny days and everywhere one looks flowers, trees and shrubs are blooming. I have mentioned before that the Skagit Valley about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at Clover Blog
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January was a busy month for those of us at Clover Needlecraft. Sunny Long Beach, California, welcomed us for The National Needlework Association (TNNA) trade show where we all got our yarn fix. Two weeks later we were heading to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at Clover Blog
the Tunisian Crochet hooks are available now. they were shipped out several weeks ago to distributors and should be in your local stores by now. anytime you can't find a product in your local stores shop at our website. all orders are processed through a shop but we can find what you need and have it mail ordered quickly. let me know what you end up making with the hooks and yell if you need any help. its a fun form of crochet.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2010 on DOINGS at Clover Blog
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wow! you must be one busy lady!! well, good news.... we are coming out with a smaller oval...I usually call them yovals. you can actually make a square yoyo out of a round one...will try and do it and take pics. I saw it done at a trade show...what kind of trouble are you having with the puffs? Fabrics for the rose maker? I liked working with most all fabric that was soft. I used linen and it worked out well but I cut it on the bias...most all fabric was cut on the straight. I love the way duponi silk works up and satin is nice. Normal cotton is good, too...so, to answer your question...most all fabrics work well with the rose maker.There is a new, larger purse, The Florida Bag that will be introduced in May. You will like the size. How much larger would you like the Hana Ami and why larger? Great visiting with you. you can email me, too, fran@clover-usa.com. have a great day
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2010 on CLOVER GIRLS at Clover Blog
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