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Beads & Beading Supplies

The "Verna-X" Beadle Needle by Lacis

$ 15.99

Brand Lacis

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Rocaille Size 6 Glass Seed Beads by Miyuki

$ 2.69

Brand Miyuki

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Rocaille Size 8 Glass Seed Beads by Miyuki

$ 3.49

Brand Miyuki

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Bead Spinner by Lacis

$ 23.99 $ 20.00

Brand Lacis

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Delica Size 8 Glass Seed Beads by Miyuki

$ 9.99

Brand Miyuki

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Crochet & Knit Kits

Adornaments: The Lights Kit

$ 15.20

Brand Nelkin Designs

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Adornaments: The Stars Kit

$ 15.20

Brand Nelkin Designs

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Circo Cowl Kit

$ 55.99

Brand McKnittey

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Dot Kit

$ 40.99

Brand McKnittey

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Fun Size Bundles by Lux Adorna

$ 47.99

Brand Lux Adorna

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Karen Mitten Kit

$ 69.99

Brand Lux Adorna

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Loop Kit

$ 59.99

Brand McKnittey

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Magmatic Boom Kit

$ 40.80

Brand McKnittey

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Magnify Shawl Kit

$ 74.99

Brand McKnittey

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Migra Mitts Kit

$ 35.99 $ 28.80

Brand Nelkin Designs

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Mr. Pinkerson Kit

$ 65.99

Brand McKnittey

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Oscillo Kit

$ 63.99

Brand McKnittey

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Picnic Basket Kit

$ 28.00

Brand McKnittey

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Pioneer Cuff Kit

$ 16.99

Brand Nelkin Designs

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Pushmi Kit

$ 40.99

Brand McKnittey

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Sommernacht Kit

$ 86.99

Brand McKnittey

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Star of Butin Kit

$ 15.20

Brand Nelkin Designs

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McKnittey Musings

Hollywood Knitting - Gail Patrick

Gail Patrick born June 20, 1911 in Birmingham, Alabama as Margaret LaVelle Fiztpatrick. She attended Howard College where she also served as dean of women. She enrolled in the University of Alabama College of Law and completed two years.

Her law experience stood her in good stead. She was able to negotiate higher pay and removed the clause that would require her to take cheesecake photos. Patrick was concerned about taking any photos or publicity that would prevent her from working professionally in the legal profession.

She and her first husband, Robert H. Cobb, were owners of Hollywood Stars baseball team. She designed children's clothing and opened a boutique on Rodeo Drive.

She stopped acting in 1948. In 1955, Patrick, her third husband (Thomas Cornwell Jackson), and Erle Stanley Gardner formed Paison Production company to produce the Perry Mason television show. She was was president of the production company as well as Executive Producer of Perry Mason. This made her one of the first female producers.

Patrick died from leukemia at age 69 in 1980.

I loved Patrick as Cornelia in "My Man Godfrey" and as Bianca in "My Favorite Wife".

 

 

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Mrs. Crosby Goes to Galveston - Day 3 The Strand

No trip to Galveston would be complete without a trip to the Strand Historic District.   The Strand was originally Avenue B which ran parallel to Galveston Bay.  It was a merchant area near the wharf and the merchant there thought calling it "the Strand" gave it a more upscale sound.  Now the Strand encompasses many blocks downtown and is a shopping and entertainment district.

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Mrs. Crosby Goes to Galveston - Day 2 Moody Gardens

Day 2 we visited the Moody Gardens.  The Moody Gardens are a botanical garden in Galveston with landscape designs by Geoffrey Jellicoe.  The Aquarium Pyramid was closed so we visited the Rainforest Pyramid.

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