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Old 10-03-2012, 06:22 PM   #5931
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I made this for my son when he graduated from medical school at Yale. The top line and the rest of the writing is in gold and says in latin, "I shall do no harm."
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #5932
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But this is one that I am most proud of. I made this in honor of my sister right after she passed away. It took me forever to finish it. And it drove me crazy. It now hangs in my daughter's bedroom.

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Old 10-03-2012, 06:50 PM   #5933
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I have a theory.

In prehistoric times, men were hunters who had to have a strong single focus on the prey to be successful.

Women were gatherers who searched high and low for food to feed their families. Nuts, berries, greens, veggies, grubs, fruits, bugs, etc.

Today this translates to buying vs. shopping. A man might decide what he needs then go out to get it. A woman enjoys the walking around and browsing involved in shopping. Because we are wired differently, neither men or women enjoy the others preference.

The exceptions are specific interests such as hobbies. A man who loves to do woodworking may be happy to wander around a specialty tool shop drooling over woodworking tools. A woman who loves to read may spend hours in a bookstore.
My dogs know that I am a much better hunter than my husband because we are both gone all day, but I come home with a big bag of dog food some days!
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:59 PM   #5934
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My dogs know that I am a much better hunter than my husband because we are both gone all day, but I come home with a big bag of dog food some days!
You need to get over here and clean my screen AGAIN!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:02 PM   #5935
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Great idea. I never go to an appointment without something to work on. Everytime I go to see my vascular doctor, she always asks me, "What are you working on now?" Even the folks in the waiting room stop and look to see what I am doing. Right now it is embroidery. Last winter it was crocheting. Who know what the next project will be.

This is one I did a couple of years ago for friends.
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I love them all Addie but I really like these the best!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #5936
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I love them all Addie but I really like these the best!
Thank you. No two are alike. I belong to another food group. There are seven of us. We have been friends since the days of the old Food Network forum. I put them in frames where you could hang them or just stand them up on your counter. I made a bigger one for my daughter. The top says My Kitchen in Italian and are done in the colors of the Italian flag. And as you can see they each have the name of the recipient on them. I used flour sack towels for them. Cut them down to size. I also made one for my DIL. she comes from Albania and I put the Albanian flag on hers. It has the double eagle on it. What a job that was. And done in the Albanian flag colors. Red and black. Heaven forbid should I choose to do something easy. I wouldn't feel challenged.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:34 PM   #5937
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But this is one that I am most proud of. I made this in honor of my sister right after she passed away. It took me forever to finish it. And it drove me crazy. It now hangs in my daughter's bedroom.

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You do very beautiful work addie. I am sure they are precious family heirlooms. You are very talented.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:39 PM   #5938
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You do very beautiful work addie. I am sure they are precious family heirlooms. You are very talented.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #5939
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You do very beautiful work addie. I am sure they are precious family heirlooms. You are very talented.
Thank you. Of the hundreds of things I have made over the years for family members and friends, I don't have one thing in my home that I have made. When I was expecting my first child, I must have made about ten sweater sets with bonnets and booties. By the time my daughter arrived, I didn't have one for her. I made an American Sampler clock. My youngest son has it hanging in his office at home. He also has a "Bless This House" poem I did in cross stitch. There is one part that had the tiniest stitches you ever saw. I am lucky I didn't go blind doinig that one. Single thread and done under a magnifying glass.
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Thank you Dawg. I have to keep my hands busy. Whether it is washing dishes, typeing at the computer or doing some sort of needlework.
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