Project Maple Event

Project Maple for Canada’s 150th Birthday Exhibit

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

98 thoughts on “Project Maple for Canada’s 150th Birthday Exhibit

  • December 13, 2016 at 2:42 pm
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    I mailed 102 leaves to you on November 30 from Illinois USA. I just tracked them this morning and the postal service site said they delivered them to Canada on Dec. 7. I hope they got them to your office safe and sound. Merry Christmas to all of you

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  • December 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm
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    Hi, sorry to be a bug and I guess it really in the grand scheme of things is not a big deal, but if you have a chance to correct my name that would be great if not thanks anyway….I am #254 and my first name should be spelled “Margarida” Thanks a bunch 🙂

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  • December 1, 2016 at 11:07 am
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    Hi Mikey and Diva Dan! I have mailed out 50 Maple Leaves to today, Dec 1st. Hope you receive them soon.

    Tammy Nagle, London, ON

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  • November 30, 2016 at 2:21 pm
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    I only got a chance to make one, but shipped it off a few days ago! Thank you again for letting others participate 🙂

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    • November 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm
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      Also, thank you for the video – it helped a lot!

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  • November 28, 2016 at 3:58 pm
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    I know it’s the deadline but I’ll be sending out leaves on November 30. Sorry, I procrastinated.

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      • November 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm
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        So I mailed my package of 7 leaves today. The first leaf made didn’t get crocheted into the back loops, I initially missed seeing that in the pattern. I decided to send it anyway and you can choose whether to use it or not.

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  • November 26, 2016 at 3:09 pm
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    I was in such a rush to get my leaves shipped that I just remembered that I forgot to include my mailing address in the box and there is no return address on the outside. I just shipped them today and I made 86 of them. I hope I can still be included on the list. I do have a tracking number and pictures of the leaves I made if you need proof. Let me know what I can do, to be included! Thanks!

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    • November 26, 2016 at 3:31 pm
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      Also I did call the post office but the parcels were already picked up. I reused a box from a company and it has that company’s name on it, so if you need a description of the box I can supply that too and my shipment also has a signature requirement.

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  • November 13, 2016 at 11:29 pm
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    Is is possible to correct the spelling of my name I’m #254 “Margarida”…Thanks a bunch 🙂

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  • November 13, 2016 at 11:09 pm
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    Hi,
    My last name has an r where there shouldnt be
    it should be
    #180 – Stansberry
    Thanks 🙂

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  • November 13, 2016 at 7:25 pm
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    #240 Could you please correct the spelling of my name. DYRNAES Thank you.

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  • November 13, 2016 at 3:41 pm
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    I mailed mine earlier this week coming from SC. There were only 3. I had wanted and intended to do more. I went ahead and sent those in so they could get to you in time. Hope they are useable. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the tree.

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  • November 12, 2016 at 7:36 pm
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    was so glad…to see, my name…I am, 189…Linda Eichner…so proud, to be part, of this tree….looking forward, to seeing , pictures, when , it is finished, this was, just as much fun, as doing , the snowflakes, for the igloo …had, so much fun..ty agin, for letting, me part, of this Linda E. :0)

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  • November 11, 2016 at 10:18 pm
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    Any idea when you will be updating the list of people who have sent leafs, Just curious if you even got mine 🙂

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  • November 4, 2016 at 10:52 am
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    Just wondering if you’ve received my leaves and when the list will be updated.
    Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      November 5, 2016 at 8:40 am
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      Daniel has an office full of leaves. He’s been working on an eBook and needs to put the Free eBook aside and delay publishing it so he can do the leaves. I’m sorry. We are behind.

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      • November 8, 2016 at 3:42 am
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        Thanks for posting that. Good to know that you haven’t actually posted my name again with my newest shipments. I was a little afraid that I was scrolling past it. I have another shipment of twenty leaves to be mailed tomorrow, then I don’t think I’ll send anymore, unless you extend the deadline again.

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      November 5, 2016 at 8:42 am
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      We have an office full of leaves. Daniel hasn’t had time to open each of the packages and record all of the information. He’s hoping to do it real soon. I’m sorry for the delay.

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  • October 31, 2016 at 8:59 pm
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    I made 40 leaves to send in and found 1 on the floor after I had sent out the package. So what else could I do but make 21 more leaves to send with the one that fell on the floor? This way it wouldn’t be lonely! It went out today! Besides, I forgot to include a return address inside the first package! Oh well….So, soon you will have a total of 61 leaves from me after that second package arrives. Are you aiming for a certain number of leaves? Can’t wait to see pictures of the finished product! Great idea, as always!

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    • January 15, 2017 at 9:35 am
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      How sweet if you to update the list after my message!

      Thanks for all you do, especially for bringing us all together to learn from and enjoy each other’s company!

      I will be looking forward to your next project – you can always count on me!

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  • October 29, 2016 at 6:26 pm
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    I’m number 154 but my last name is spelked wrong.
    Not Mieh . MIER

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  • October 29, 2016 at 3:36 am
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    I’ve just been reading the contributers list and noted that my name is up twice now (48 + 168); how exciting. I love the idea of being part of this big global community :). How many leaves do you hope to have eventually?

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  • October 22, 2016 at 8:13 pm
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    Hi Mikey, #118 should read “Melva Brunelle” It’s my mom 🙂 My leaves are on their way to you. Good luck 🙂 Can’t wait to see pictures of the finished product.

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  • October 16, 2016 at 10:56 pm
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    Thanks for the update! I see my name now. Any chance we’ll get a progress shot of some leaves? I’m excited to see them all.

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  • October 16, 2016 at 12:40 pm
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    Mikey, how critical is size? I made my first ones in Super Saver and am now into my stash yarns – and finding that Caron Simply Soft is making a smaller leaf. Is this OK, or should I use a bigger hook and make the leaf “looser” so it’s the same size as the Super Saver ones?

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    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      October 16, 2016 at 3:18 pm
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      It’s ok. They realize that the leaves will be slightly different with different yarns. So long as you are using the pattern, you will be fine! 🙂

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  • October 14, 2016 at 7:36 pm
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    Mikey, I sent another 88 leaves (for a total of 188 so far) back on 09/24/16. Does it take this long for packages to reach you from the US?? If so, should I stop working on them and send you all the remaining ones I have or can I send all remaining on 10/31 and still get them to you in time for what you need?

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    • October 18, 2016 at 10:12 pm
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      I see you got them now! Yeah! I had more than I remembered.

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  • October 13, 2016 at 7:51 am
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    Great, my third lot has arrived! I see myself listed as numbers 50, 74 and 150 – though my last name is spelled wrong the last time… It should be Aeschlimann like the other 2 times. Many thanks for correcting and hoping you will get plenty more leaves from plenty more people all over the world!

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  • October 11, 2016 at 2:02 am
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    yikes, I just saw this today. As a Canadian I would love to do some and send them. I will work on it immediately. Any chance that you might extend the date to the end of the year?

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  • October 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm
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    I finally tried this today — made 2 and they’re completely different! LOL. I’ll try a third time and see how it looks. 🙂

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  • October 2, 2016 at 10:30 am
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    I have a gift bag of leaves beside me ready to add another any time I have a few minutes free. Will be dropping them off before Nov 1. Be sure to let us know if you’ll need more after that date and I’ll keep on going!

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  • October 2, 2016 at 10:13 am
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    Hello to Dan, Mikey, and the Gang! Thank you for all that you do for us;you brighten the lives of so many! May I ask for a correction on the Maple Leaf Contributor List to number 153? The location for Vickie Quinn is Louisiana, not California. My handwriting may have looked like CA, rather than LA. We made these while I was visiting her as she recovers from brain cancer, and it was a healing for us sisters to work on this together. Thank you again!

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  • September 15, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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    Hi Mikey – Love your projects, etc. That means everything you do. I live in Wisconsin in the states; but would love to become more involved. I have been crocheting for over 30 years and love it. Can’t find a group around here to join to solo it. Any way to get the pattern for Selena’s granny square using the Jacob’s ladder technique?? Thank You Suzanne

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  • September 11, 2016 at 10:37 pm
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    Can you tell me the name of the green yarn used for the maple leaf shown at the start of your Project Maple tutorial. It’s lovely!

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  • September 10, 2016 at 9:31 pm
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    feeling so behind in my numbers 🙁

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  • August 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm
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    I’ll be shipping 150 this coming week!

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  • August 19, 2016 at 4:29 pm
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    Hi I am making red leafs..will be done soon…got 5 done right now…how long do we have????? I am from the USA…don’t know how long the mail takes to get to you been doing them while I watch the Olympics Love your page & booklet & patterns I have been crocheting a long time (over 40 yrs) & I still learn from you 2…ty

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  • August 18, 2016 at 12:43 am
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    Odd question in a crochet group but is there a knit version of the maple leaf? A member of our craft group mentionned this project and a bunch of us want to join in. Thanks.

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  • August 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm
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    when i mailed my leaves the woman at the post office said that their is only one way to ship these. i filled out the customs form and it cost almost 10 american dollars to ship only 16 leaves. @ 6 ounces. she said if i would have sent a whole pound it would have been better. but that would be almost 20.00. i continue to try to get that pound and send one more package. i also told the woman it was a gift and she didn’t seem to care about that. maybe i need a better post office. or postal lady. good luck all.

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    • September 14, 2016 at 5:52 pm
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      Yes i only sent 8 and it was 10 dollars. I hope they get it. Coming from Chicago. My names not on list yet.its for a good cause.

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    • October 12, 2016 at 10:09 am
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      I had this same problem..ugh..sure hope my package arrives in time.

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  • August 9, 2016 at 9:47 am
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    Is there a drop off location in Ottawa?

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      August 10, 2016 at 7:50 am
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      No the tree will be done by the time we get there. We are constructing everything here at home and have it to ship it by truck once the exhibit is ready.

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  • July 22, 2016 at 12:20 pm
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    Can I drop them off at the tent in Aug ?

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  • July 12, 2016 at 1:43 am
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    How does the Canadian postal strike affect you? Have sent 115 maples leaves off almost 3 weeks ago – hope they will arrive soon (used 2nd class service to keep costs down; they told me could take up to 4 weeks)!

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      July 13, 2016 at 2:09 pm
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      We picked up a wack before the strike. I don’t see any names of Pascale on a package. Maybe you had a different name. We have to enter them and record what is here yet.

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      • July 13, 2016 at 6:35 pm
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        Guess they are still on their way to you and I will need to be a bit more patient….😉
        Have about another 90 maple leaves here waiting to be shipped!

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        • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
          July 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm
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          Excellent. We picked up another batch on Friday, we will have to scan through the return addresses. Daniel is updating everything when he has a moment. 😀

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          • July 22, 2016 at 6:01 am
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            Yes, I see they have arrived!😊 another 83 are on their way to you! Great project, can’t wait to see the finished product!

  • July 6, 2016 at 9:24 pm
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    Just mailed my contribution of maple leaves today. I crocheted 22 of them, in various colours. I put them in a bubble mailer instead of a box, so I hope that’s okay. Since the postal strike starts at 12pm Friday, I’m not sure how long it will take for them to get there. Even without the strike, it would take over a week, because I live on Vancouver Island.

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  • July 3, 2016 at 12:53 pm
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    yes …always like your news..& projects…best..of anything …I see ty 4 doing this…I don’t ..get to it sometimes bc the hubby is home from having surgery on shoulder….so my crochet time has gotten shorter but when he goes back to work…mine time will come back…love doing the snowflakes…* my square for the biggest Christmas stocking * love doing these projects…I don’t ..get 2 do all but I do what I can…but still love seeing all ty 4 your time & book on line…& Fb…all you 2 do…you 2 are the best…have shown your stuff to friends & thy have joined your FB page…they love it too

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  • June 30, 2016 at 10:20 am
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    Sorry but I have another question about packaging the leaves for shipping. Do the have to be shipped in a box? I have some mailing envelopes that have the thin layer of bubble wrap inside. Can those be used instead of a box?

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  • June 29, 2016 at 10:51 am
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    In the contest rules, it states to use the hook size that’s in the pattern but what if our tension is looser or tighter? Isn’t it more important to match the gauge rather than the hook size?

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  • June 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm
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    BANG ON!! Now this half Canadian will be able to make something for her beloved Canada!!

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  • June 24, 2016 at 6:01 am
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    I love this idea and will certainly send you my contribution! This is such a nice idea!
    We are not Canadian but love Canada… I believe this tree will be magical..

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  • June 15, 2016 at 6:17 pm
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    question: do you want the loops on each leaf? I guess that is what would be used to attach them, just want to make sure as I am just starting on making some leaves. thanks

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    • June 23, 2016 at 10:07 pm
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      I’m making sure there are loops on mine. Even if the loop doesn’t get used, at least they’ll have the option. If a leaf doesn’t have a loop, then the option isn’t there.

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  • June 13, 2016 at 10:06 am
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    Hi, this is Brenda my sister delivered maple leaves for me Sunday afternoon there should have been 225 leaves. 50 per box and 25 in the zip lock bag. Hopefully they are all there if not let me know and I’ll call my sister. She might have missed some boxes.

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      June 14, 2016 at 12:43 pm
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      We received them. Sorry… that’s my error. I will correct that. She mentioned the amount of 120 and I stuck with that. Sorry about that and we sincerely appreciate your donation. I will correct this now.

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    • June 16, 2016 at 6:34 pm
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      For those of you that are going on the Alaska cruise please look for my posting regarding this project. Thanks

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  • May 26, 2016 at 2:06 am
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    Bang On! Having such fun making leaves.

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  • May 25, 2016 at 8:10 am
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    Started making maple leaves here downunder Australia..excited to be part of your project!

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  • May 24, 2016 at 9:56 pm
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    Is there a left hand version of the tutorial ?

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      May 25, 2016 at 11:47 am
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      Unfortunately not Cindy. this was filmed prior to me to making all videos left handed. Original footage is gone to be able to re-edit.

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      • August 13, 2016 at 12:53 pm
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        i am a left hand crocheter and have no problem making them. i did follow the video also for the first few that i made.

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    • May 25, 2016 at 2:57 pm
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      //www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZwTymin5D0&index=55&list=WL

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  • May 23, 2016 at 7:46 pm
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    bang on. maple leaves on the way!

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  • May 23, 2016 at 5:19 pm
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    Watching Orphan Black & crocheting Maple Leaves!

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  • May 22, 2016 at 4:12 am
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    Brilliant as always, do you want the ones we send to have the hanger or more substantial like Mikey’s?

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  • May 20, 2016 at 12:31 am
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    The maple tree. That is so Canadian. Such a fantastic idea Mikey. I will get some made up and mail them to you by November. Put in my two cents worth into your project. Great idea. ❤️xx

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