Hello! Introduction of returning member

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Hello, Everyone!

I wanted to introduce myself. I used to read RCTN about 6 or 7 years
ago, but drifted away. I am the Jenny that lives in Indiana, raises
sheep and used to work at Purdue.  I do mainly crossstitch and
needlepoint, but have also taught myslef ot knit in the last couple of
years. I have two boys, ages 6 and 2, who are doing well.  Those of
you with long memories may remember that my older one has eye issues.
He is doing well, but we had to have a glaucoma procedure done on both
eyes last fall.  The right eye also had a complication and now he has
an artificial lens.  He will be starting Kindergarten in the fall.

Up until a couple of weeks ago, I was working as a small business
advisor, but (long story behind this) I am now at loose ends until I
find something else.  So it goes.

I hope all is well with my old friends here and am looking forward to
making new ones.
JennyWren


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Welcome home, Jenny. I remember you and your boys. I am so glad to hear the
oldest is doing reasonably well.
Huge hugs and what are you stitching?

Cheryl


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Am finishing class projects.  Currently stitching a needlepoint piece
named Constantinople.  Doing it on black canvas with turquoise and
gray.  Yeah, I'm one of those--those crazy people who work on black.
Jenny


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Hi Jenny,

you are certainly not the only "crazy" one. I have done embroidery on black,
but now my eyes aren't the best anymore, so I do stick to lighter Colours. I
still admire black, and sometimes the result is just stunning.

Happy Stitching
Sibille
www.myenchanting.com

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I`ve done a few pieces on black or Navy.  I find it very daunting at first,
but if you persist you sort of get used to it! Not my first choice, but as
you say, the results can be stunning.

Pat



Stitching on black canavs
I have heard that working black canvas with a piece of black felt
underneath makes it easier to see, plus the felt hides the traveling of
lighter threads.  Yes, you work right through both the canvas and the
felt!  I would use wool felt rather than man made fiber in case of
something odd in the fiber that might affect the work.  Worth a try!

Pat in Illinois

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Finished Constantinople last night. It was designed by Estelle Kelley,
in case youa re curious abou tit. I don't have a quick means of
posting pics.  I may post some recent finishes sometime.  So doing a
bit of a happy dance.  Since I am not working right now, I have some
extra time to stitch, but I have to be careful--DH thinks I should
spend the majority of my time looking for a new job.  What a thought!
Income vs. stitching, hmmm...

Really, I am finishing up a bunch of class UFOs.  But I am running out
of ones that are close to being done and getting to those that have a
lot of work to do.  Hmph.

Put some fibers away and sorted through my fiber stash this morning.
Didn't realize I had so many spools of Kreinik.  But didn't have many
mystery fibers.  But I do want to know why I have so many skeins of
DMC cotton floss?  Do they breed in that drawer or something?

jenny

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Nah.  With the cost of day care, you'd be deficit spending.

Seriously, one of my co-workers, having a pregnancy scare, did a
financial analysis to see how they could afford a third child, and in
the process realized that with the costs of her working (wardrobe,
commuting, day care, etc.) she was actually bringing home a whopping
$5/month to add to the family budget.  And promptly handed in her
resignation.

She found some computer work she could do at home part-time in her
jammies, and they were financially better off than when she had "a good
job" in town.

--

Karen C - California
www.CFSfacts.org where we give you the facts and dispel the myths
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Welcome back Jenny!  I do remember you and the problems your older boy had
with his eyes.  So glad to hear that with treatment he is doing well.
Constantinople sounds interesting!  I hope we get to see a picture of it
sometime.  We use the Yahoo group RCTNP to do this.

Mavia
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On 1 Mar 2007 12:09:49 -0800, "JennyWren"

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Good to see you again Jenny, so you have two sons now !  That's a
handful lol  Glad they have been able to help with the oldest, at the
time you were not sure if they could save any of his sight.  

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JennyWren wrote:
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Welcome Home!!!! I remember you well, and the problem with your son's
eyes. I am glad to hear that the little guy is doing OK!! Is it really
THAT long ago that you were here. My goodness, time sure flies.

Look forward to hearing more from you

Gillian
Florida.

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On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 21:53:10 GMT, Gill Murray

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Hey Gillian !   This is proof, we CAN remember for more than a minute
lol

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lucretia borgia wrote:
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BUT, dear Sheena, the problem with aging is that we DO remember the
past, but where the heck did I put my glasses??
G

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On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 22:53:01 GMT, Gill Murray

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Too true, but it looked good.

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Did you look in the refrigerator??

L



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On Thu, 1 Mar 2007 18:20:56 -0500, "Lucille"

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Yeah Gillian, you'll  find them there, right next to your sneakers lol

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lucretia borgia wrote:
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No sneakers, just blue cheese!
G

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On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 23:51:46 GMT, Gill Murray



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Same general smell lol   Though not as bad as Cheryl's kids lololol

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Please - it was a 2 rink day for DD.....

C


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On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 21:58:01 -0500, Cheryl Isaak

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I should have made it clear, I meant their feet, not the kids stink
lol

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