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#1 HappyOldCro

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:20 PM

A few months back several ville folk expressed a need for a thread that contained "sayings" etc, that members could use to include with their handmade crochet and knit items.
I had created a few that were made up for some of the members.
I had emailed Amy, and she agreed with stipulations. The items posted in this thread have to be all original. Nothing that was previously printed on websites, cards or books and/or copywritten.

Members who want to contribute Original work can type it here or link to their own blogs/urls. This site is dedicated to honoring all copywrite laws and this thread will be eliminated if the users cannot do the same.
I must also stress that anything posted here is for ville members and not to be sold under any condition. Write it, use it, share it, but do not sell it.
Additionally, please do not post thank yous here either. You can pm the author with your thank yous if you feel it necessary but it is not required. This thread is for the community as a whole and not for individual use only. Also comments or thanks can be post in this sister thread.
So use them if you wish to, but please contribute only your own writings.
I will be copying the poems of mine that had been previously posted in some other threads over the next few days. One at a time (with a title that describes what type of item it is for), so that folks don't have to read through the whole post to find a specific poem.
Please post yours in the same manner to save work and space.
I do hope you all will enjoy reading and using this thread for a long time :manyheart

Edited by HappyOldCro, 22 July 2009 - 03:44 PM.
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#2 HappyOldCro

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:25 PM

Skin feel sticky and oh so icky?
Need to scrub or a tender rub?

Use this cloth I made to please
Just add water, soap and squeeze.

Grime is gone skin feels good.
Just the way I knew it would

Carol

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#3 HappyOldCro

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:33 PM

Yarn is a diamond in the rough,
waiting just to shine.
This home made blanket is warm and tough,
and stands the test of time.
It should be used, played with and washed
And soon you will see...
Why this Blanket was made for you,
with caring hands, from me...

Carol

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#4 HappyOldCro

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:36 PM

BAA TO YOU

Time to cook and food is brewing
Baking, frying and sometimes stewing.

When pans are hot and hands could burn
To these sheep I hope you'll turn.

While the smell of cooking lingers,
They'll protect your tender fingers.

Their wool is thick, so nothing harms you,
These hand made sheep are sure to charm you.

Always ready from the start,
May they softly "BAA" into your heart.

#5 HappyOldCro

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:44 PM

Time to celebrate your day, time for sharing in a special way.
This homemade gift is for all to see, just how much you mean to me.
A gift of caring, joy and more, is one not found in any store.
From my hands I give to you, a gift of love and friendship true.

#6 HappyOldCro

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:49 PM

In this gift may you find, Strength to leave your fears behind.
Comfort to know that others care, and wisdom in the words they share.
This handmade gift stitched for you, holds a prayer of faith so true.
May angel wings from up above, Touch your heart with healing love.
May their songs soothe your sorrow, and help you see a better tomorrow...

#7 HappyOldCro

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:54 PM

Winds may blow and chills may bite.
But baby is warm and snuggled tight.

A homemade blanket for an infant dear.
Keeping baby cozy from year to year.

Each stitch a kiss, each row a song.
saying "Welcome home, where you belong."

From my hands, to your heart
With you in mind, from the very start...

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:06 AM

Winds may blow and chills may bite.
But baby is warm and snuggled tight.

A homemade blanket for an infant dear.
Keeping baby cozy from year to year.

Each stitch a kiss, each row a song.
saying "Welcome home, where you belong."

From my hands, to your heart
With you in mind, from the very start...




Again, Thanks for Sharing your Great Talent.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:07 AM

This is to be added to a prayer shawl when it's given:



Heavenly Father,

Please keep ____________ in your grace.
Grant her the strength and endurance she
so desperately requires in her time of need.
Help her to cast her burdens upon you so that
she may walk in your peace and feel your love.
Calm her heart and ease her thoughts.
Help her to realize that she does indeed have the
strength to carry on through these trying times.

This I pray through Jesus Christ,
Amen.



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Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:08 AM

This can also be added so that the person receiving it will understand it's purpose.


What is a Prayer Shawl?

A prayer shawl is a knitted or crocheted shawl that is made in prayerful meditation. It is given to those that are in need of being wrapped in prayer. It is a tangible reminder that you are not alone, that others care for you, pray for you and give thanks to God for you. It is a tangible reminder that you are always wrapped in God's Grace & Love. It can be a great comfort to those going through especially difficult times.


10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10 NIV

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:13-14 NIV



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Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:10 AM

I always add care instructions to the items I make as gifts. I've found that people not use something if they don't know how to take care of it.


Care Instructions:

This prayer shawl is made with acrylic yarn for easy care.

Wash in cold or warm water,
Dry in dryer with fabric softener sheet.

You may also lay it out flat and block if preferred.



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Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:44 AM

I always add care instructions to the items I make as gifts. I've found that people not use something if they don't know how to take care of it.


Care Instructions:


This prayer shawl is made with acrylic yarn for easy care.


Wash in cold or warm water,
Dry in dryer with fabric softener sheet.



You may also lay it out flat and block if preferred.



I always tie a card with Washing Instructions to my Blankets.

jaye

#13 bearlycrocheting

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:36 AM

Great poems HappyOldCro.

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TFS,
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 09:43 AM

You ladies sure a talented writers. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:54 AM

Crocheted with love and prayers by.....

I have been through hardships myself.
I hope this gift helps you in some way.
When you are able, I hope you will pass this kindness on to someone else.

God bless,....

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:35 PM

I posted this in the original thread and HappyOldCro asked me to post it here as well. Please use and enjoy!

Snugly wrapped and rock-a-byed,
This blanket hears your baby’s sighs
It’s warm embrace, soft comfort brings
And gives your baby sweet sweet dreams.
Every stitch was made with love
to cover your baby with homemade hugs.

There are a few variations I have done and here is one of them

Snugly wrapped and rock-a-byed,
This blanket comforts baby's cries
It's warm embrace, soft comfort brings
And gives your baby sweet, sweet dreams.
Every stitch was made with love
to wrap your baby in homemade hugs.

If you play with it, there are a few substitutions or changes that can be made to personalize it or make it sound more like you!
WIPs:
Ripple Afghan-magenta, lime, purple, and white
Ripple Scarf-Simply Soft in gray and EcoSoft mullberry
Ripple Baby Afghan- Variegated baby yarn pastels and white
Feather for skull purse
Future Projects:
Ripple cloche or beanie to match scarf and
http://www.theanticr...atisfaction.htm
(this is where the feather comes in)

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 06:15 PM

This poem is perfect to include with either a prayer shawl, blanket or even a scarf

Please use this ___ to help you through this hard time. I hope whenever you use this ___ you will feel the love I put into making it.

I know this must be a hard time
Having lost some one so near and dear
All though Earth is not as bright as when they were here
Heaven is a lot brighter with them there.




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Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:54 PM

I was reminded of what was coming September 12th - International Crochet Day!!! So if you want to make a card or display a sign, here is a poem for you....

Grab your yarn and hook away
It's International Crochet Day.
Afghans, doilies, hats and more,
Wear them, show them, cover the floor.
Black and White, Red and Blue,
Orange, Purple and Turquoise too.
Every color and every shade,
Every piece you've ever made.
Break out the WIPs and brandish your hooks,
Don't forget those pattern books.
It's International Crochet Day
Hookers unite, it's time to play!!!

Carol

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#19 HappyOldCro

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:38 AM

This was requested by a ville member. You can use the 3rd verse by itself for a small tag, or use all 3 verses for a card.

With the Holidays near you'll need a strong friend,
to help with the chores and bring grime to an end.

In the wink of an eye and with the flap of a wing,
your dishes will squeak and the glasses will sing.

Hand made with care and lots of good wishes,
This angel will help you to wash off your dishes
.


Carol

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:27 AM

I love these poems and verses. I wish more people would add their stuff to this thread:yes
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