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  1. Question and Answer
    I've been wanting to learn how to sew and have been looking at machines but they're so expensive and I have no idea what I need to start out. Hopefully I can find something on eBay or craigslist but any pointers on what I need would be great. TIA.
  2. Beadwork and Jewelry
    :cutie:I have been looking into beading as a new hobby for 2010 (like I need another hobby). I ordered the catalog from Oriental Trading Co. of their beads and tools. Anyone have any advice for a beginner beader? Should I start out buying the kits they sell at Oriental Trading? How many...
  3. Dave Ramsey
    We have 3 credit cards, I have 2 student loans. I heard DR mention putting the Student Loans in forbearance and then paying off the smallest Credit Card debt first, then the 2nd one, then the 3rd. Here's our situation: Credit Card 1: 5k ~ currently paying $150/month Credit Card 2: 5k ~...
  4. Needle Arts
    One of my goals for 2009 is to learn to knit socks. Is using circular knitting needles easier than using 4 smaller (don't know what the terminology for these needles are) needles? I am a visual person so any diagrams would be very helpful. Thanks in advance.
  5. Needle Arts
    I've made the Chinese waves dishcloth as well as the "Idiot's" or "Grandmother's" dishcloth where you start with 4 stitches, increase and then decrease. I'm hoping to find another. I am still trying to learn purling, and I really want to knit something w/o it for now. TIA :)
  6. Baking Breads
    I'm going to make my first loaf today. Tell me about the rising part. How warm does it have to be? Is there a way to fake it? The house is only 65ish and I'm not sure that's warm enough.
  7. Question and Answer
    I would love to have a vegetable and herb garden next year. Are their sites/information for beginners? (or better yet, a thread here at FV?) Thanks!:hug2:
  8. Quilting
    I'm thinking of expanding my horizons and learning how to quilt. Can anyone recommend a good beginner's quilting book/website? Thanks in advance:hat:
  9. Quilting
    I am a beginning sewer/quilter and would love to make a rag quilt for my daughter. The size I would like to make is a 54x99 cot/couch quilt. I would like to use the 4 patch design using 6" Blocks. Could someone check my math that means a total of 208 squares and if I am wrong could you explain...
  10. Sewing
    I have been wanting to learn to sew for a little while and I got a sewing maching for christmas! The problem is I really don't know where to start. I have learned to thread my machine and my bobbin but that is all. What is the best place to start. I don't think there is any classes in this area...
  11. Sewing
    All of these can be made even if you are a beginner to sewing. Matter of fact they are good ones to start off with. They will get you familiar with your machine and give you a bit of experience working with different stitches. Crayon Caddy http://cameocrafts.50megs.com/yr3k2.html Frog Beanie...
  12. Hobbies
    I just thought I would share this recipe. I don't know if this is exactly the right forum, but since it isn't actually soap, this is the best fit. You don't need very many supplies to make this, and it is very simple. My only recommendation would be to keep it refrigerated and use it up...
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    http://www.dallasfed.org/ca/wealth/index.html
  14. Beadwork and Jewelry
    http://www.wigjig.com/jewelry-making/
  15. Health and beauty
    This is a useful technique to know. It's for telling whether a particular vitamin, or food or homeopathich remedy or herb will help or hinder someone. Get your "patient" whether it's your child, your dh etc, to hold the vitamin bottle/herb bottle/homeopathic remedy in one hand in the store. Do...
  16. Needle Arts
    Our local yarn/material shop has a beginner's crochet class. They hold 3 classes (2 hrs each). I'm hoping that it's fun. The owner says the group usually branches into their own crochet group in between classes at her store, so I am hoping I can meet some fun people. I'm definitely a beginner...
  17. Quilting
    What is the easiest pattern to begin with? DH bought me a beginners quilting book last Mother's Day, but I can't decide on a good easy pattern to start with.
  18. Frugal Living
    I am completely clueless when it comes to the fine art of clipping coupons and saving money using them. I've tried it a few times and always end up spending more than normal. I've heard of doubling coupons and all of that, but again, am totally clueless. How do you all save so much money? I...
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