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I guess you must all be out enjoying the nice weather!

I've been home playing nurse to DH, who had one knee replacement surgery  
on May 15, and the 2nd on Monday.  He's been keeping me pretty busy! LOL

Anyone have any county/state fairs coming up that you're entering?  I  
can't think of anything I've finished in the last year to enter!  I must  
have *something*.......

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We were hoping DH would be having his other knee replaced this summer (firs
t one was done in 2009) but we have to get his diabetes numbers down a bit  
before the surgeon will operate.  

Not much new stitching going on since I'm taking a break from the baby samp
ler and working on a hand project for the library.  I'll be "teaching" a pr
oject where we trace a child's hand on a piece of fabric & then they stitch
 around it.  Once it's done, we center it in a wooden hoop, cut the excess  
fabric off of the back and run a line of glue around it.  They have somethi
ng ready to hang as soon as they get home. :-)    

I have a really simple sample made, for younger kids but am working on a mo
re advanced one to entice tweens & teens that has pink fingernails and will
 have a ring on it.  For the "jewel" on the ring I'm going to use a single  
pierced earring.  

Liz from Humbug

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 I am here reading but haven't done any stitching for a long time.  I really  
hope to get back to it soon.
Sharon in MN  


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On 6/10/2017 10:36 AM, Liz from Humbug wrote:

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Cool project!!! Metallic thread? Maybe some sequins or plastic  
"crystals"?  I have some of those and some various-sized pearls left  
over from a dress I made for DD's best friend once upon a time.  I also  
have a small jar of miscellaneous unknown beads.  Want them?  I'd be  
happy to send them.

Email me, rather than the group, in case I don't get back here soon enough.


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On 6/10/2017 10:36 AM, Liz from Humbug wrote:

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Ooo, just had another idea!  They can use the beads to decorate the  
fingernails! :)

Here's my current project:
http://tinyurl.com/yc8wtdej

I'm probably about 2/3 done with it.
I'm also knitting another cable afghan.


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I still check in every week, but lately there have been no new posts.

I am still stitching the Ivory-Billed woodpecker, but my daughter and
grands are visiting next week and staying for a month, so the
stitching will be put away. Have to give up my dedicated stitching
spot on the couch.

Rich

On Fri, 9 Jun 2017 16:03:29 -0500, Joan Erickson

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It has been quiet again Rich.  I have not been stitching for a while and  
really want to get back to it but to have to put it away when you are in the  
mood for stitching is really hard.  I would do that when my brother would  
come to visit before he passed.  I am hoping that by this fall I will be in  
the mood again to stitch.  It has been quite a while and I love stitching.  
Hope to see a little activity here soon.
Sharon in MN

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On 6/18/2017 5:39 AM, sharoncapps wrote:
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So sorry to hear about your brother, Sharon.
(((((((((Sharon))))))))

Maybe stitch something in his honor?


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On 6/17/2017 7:02 AM, Rich wrote:

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Get out those simple patterns, odd pieces of aida and your old hoops and  
teach the grands how to stitch, Gramps! :)

How old are they?  My DGD is almost old enough to teach...I can hardly wait!

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On Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:28:19 -0500, Joan Erickson


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The oldest is 9, youngest 3, girl and boy.

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On 6/30/2017 12:43 PM, Rich wrote:
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Well, the 9yo is definitely old enough.  DD did her first piece when she  
was 7.

Have fun with them!!!

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On Friday, June 9, 2017 at 5:03:32 PM UTC-4, Joan Erickson wrote:
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I have been enjoying the nice weather and the rainy weather as well!
Yard work when it's nice and stitching when it's rainy.
I went through my WIPs bin and put all my old WIPs on qsnaps or scroll rods. A couple of WIPs were too small for qsnaps, but they got finished anyway.
The two that I finished were "With enough coffee I could rule the world" and the "Pastel Heart Sampler" by Woolgathering. Not sure of that website.

Now that I have most of my WIPs at the ready, maybe I can get them done so I can start something new!

Ready WIPs:
1. The Castle by TW
2. Majestic Eagle by Sunset (a kit)
3. Feathered Stars by Design Works Crafts (a kit)
4. The Promise-Bald Eagle by The Gold Collection (Dimensions kit)
5. Too Cold To Go Outside by Julia Lucas (from a magazine)

Ok, I confess. I started a new project last night. But project #5 is almost done, I just need to finish shiny threads and the beads!
The new project is very small, under 3 inches square. It's called "Heart - Zigzag Rainbow" by Katherine Martin Tripp from the website www.better-cross-stitch-patterns.com
Not sure if it was free or not, but it's cute, small and colorful.

I feel so much better now that I've confessed. As punishment I'll do more housework...tomorrow!!!

So what is everyone else up to?

Sincerely,

Up to no good, Dawn


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I'm still here but knitting rather than stitching proper.  My younger
daughter goes to a yoga session and one of the others enquired after
her socks.  So you can guess, I wound up committing to two pairs for
her.  She wanted to pay me but since she and her husband go yearly for
a couple of months to work with Cambodian kids, I said no, 'what goes
around comes around' - anyway the circle completes itself I suppose as
any yarn I have left over goes to a friend who knits bears that are
given to the fire department and police for 'stress bears' for kids.
So I had more yarn for her :)

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On 6/30/2017 4:42 PM, D J wrote:

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That's quite a list, Dawn!

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Yup, it's a freebie and really cute!


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How was your penance?  Do you now have a sparkly home? ;)

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I'm about 2/3 done with my Victorian house project and about 1/4 done  
with my cable afghan.


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On Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 7:14:55 PM UTC-4, Joan Erickson wrote:
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Well, I have been doing a lot of housework, but I haven't got it sparkling, yet!

But I did get another blog started to post pictures of my finished projects.
How does everyone else keep track of finished projects?
Do you take pictures?
Where do you store the pictures? Online or computer or print them out or thumb drive?

Still in between stitches,
Dawn

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On 8/9/2017 4:01 PM, D J wrote:

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Ah, well, stitching's more important, anyway! LOL

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Yes, I take pictures, since many of them are given as gifts.  I have the  
majority of my pictures on rctnp.  I have a number of files on my  
computer with them, too.  When I retire that will be one of the things  
I'm gonna have to do...clean up computer files.  Doesn't that sound like  
a *fun* retirement project???  Not.



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On Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 12:14:10 PM UTC-4, Joan Erickson wrote:
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I totally agree, stitching is more important!  
What's that old saying, "Stitch when you're young and frame them when you're retired."
And that's been my retirement project, getting all the finished ones framed.
I've been retired since over 10 years, and I don't think I've framed 10 of them yet!

I need to learn to stretch and frame them myself. Nope, takes to long...shopping first...I mean stitching first...LOL

Running for the shadows,
Dawn

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On 8/11/2017 12:19 PM, D J wrote:

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Well, you're retired!  What better things do you have to do with all  
your free time? ;)

...shopping first...I mean stitching first...LOL

Stitching definitely comes first...unless you're shopping for stitching  
supplies!!!!!!   LOL


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I been "lurking" for ages, but rain this weekend meant I finally got a few more stitches done on my "Rowan Tree" crewel kit. I have also knitted a couple of scarves.
link to a picture of one of my scarves..
https://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/agnz/449993797/Langrev_scarf_3sml_medium2.jpg




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On Sun, 2 Jul 2017 19:07:39 -0700 (PDT), Annette from NZ

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Lovely, I tend to stay with socks :)  Tonight I go to the Guild
meeting, we are with ravelry too, knitco.

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