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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – Summertime Appreciation

Thank God it’s Monday, once again. I personally look forward to each and every Monday, as they’re my 52 Chances a year, in which I get to share Memories of My Mom with you! Therefore, happy Monday to one and all. #TheRecipeDetective #DaylightAppreciationDay #SummerSolstice #Summersgiving Even though we celebrated the unofficial start of summer several […]

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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – High Costs History Repeats

Thank God it’s Monday, as they’re my 52 Chances a year, in which I get to share Memories of My Mom with you. Therefore, happy Monday. #TheRecipeDetective #FreshFruitAndVegetablesMonth In honor of June, being National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, I’d like to continue with my… LAST THOUGHTS… FROM LAST WEEK… Since grocery prices continue to […]

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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – Gardening Benefits

As usual, thank God it’s Monday, once again. I personally look forward to all Mondays, as they’re my 52 Chances a year, in which I get to share Memories of My Mom with you! Therefore, happy Monday and happy June, too. #TheRecipeDetective #NationalGardeningWeek #NationalGardeningExerciseDay #FreshFruitAndVegetablesMonth #RoseMonth This week celebrates, among other things, National Gardening Week. […]

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HOW TO MAKE POCKETS FOR GRANNY SQUARE VEST

HOW TO MAKE POCKETS FOR GRANNY SQUARE VEST By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in her self-published newsletter, Gloria Pitzer’s Secret Recipes Newsletter (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; Nov.-Dec. 1987, p. 11). Whether you use one pocket or two pockets on the Granny Square Vest, per directions… [see also https://therecipedetective.com/2024/05/06/light-spring-vest/]… You will make a 12-round Granny […]

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CROCHET ABREVIATIONS & STITCH EXAMPLES

CROCHET ABREVIATIONS & STITCH EXAMPLES CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in her self-published folder, Granny Square How To (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI: Fall 1986, p. 1). The only abbreviations in my patterns… STITCHES: ½-DC…….Half Double Crochet DC………..Double Crochet SC………..Single Crochet sts………..Stitches rnd(s)…….Round(s) ch…………Chain SIZES: X-Lg………Extra Large Lg…………Large Med……….Medium Sm………..Small [For reference, see […]

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