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Old 12-28-2010, 06:39 AM   #11
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Over the years it has been many different things, but for the last decade or two it has been beadwork. I love the fact that I can look at a piece of clothing, then in a week can have jewelry to match. I just love looking at the trays full of glass (my favorite medium). I used to work with it more, but I still have my husband's old wooden toy box filled with glass a crystal.
I envy you being able to do that. Such pretty patterns. A friend of mine made earrings and sold them at flea markets.

My eyesight won't let me do this one.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:58 AM   #12
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I always have a project going on regardless of my cooking phases.

If it's out where I can reach it and see it, it will get done. The trick is having something laying around where it nags you to pick it up.

If I put it away, forget it, out of sight, out of mind and nothing gets made.
I need a tidier house before I dare leave something else out. I'm working on that. I like leaving stuff out too much
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:22 AM   #13
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I have lots of projects, mostly revolving aroung writing. I just got another one going, writing up a lesson plan for an Inservice I'll be teaching next month. I'm also in the middle of my experiences of living with Colitis...and one on working with the Elderly, and one on...


And my cookbook...
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:04 PM   #14
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I have lots of projects, mostly revolving aroung writing. I just got another one going, writing up a lesson plan for an Inservice I'll be teaching next month. I'm also in the middle of my experiences of living with Colitis...and one on working with the Elderly, and one on...


And my cookbook...
How is the cookbook coming?
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:51 PM   #15
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I love to sew.Most of is when Grand daughter
wants a new dress. Used to own 3 knitting
machines.can crochet also, haven't done it in
years.
Right now I am compiling recipies on cd for
my sister, she dosen't do much on the internet.
Would love to learn how to make soap.
also have a garden and do a lot of canning.

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:58 PM   #16
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Wow, I guess you like to keep busy.

I finally put away the sewing. I was ready to thread the needle when I couldn't find my magnifier.

A friend stopped by and I realized how much clutter I was going to have to look through to find it.

I put away all but the skirt and put away the iron, board and starch that was clogging my walkway.

I remembered when I had this threading problem, I had reworked the wire needle threader so that it would pull the thread through the eye front to back.

I couldn't do it on my last machine. It just wouldn't bend correctly and get the wire through the eye from behind. This one slipped right in. YAY

Anyway, now that I've cleaned up, and solved my threading problem, I can get back to the skirt.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:06 PM   #17
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How is the cookbook coming?
I have to go through it and tidy many entries, making sure all are in the same font and size, etc. Trying to flesh out some of my instructions...I know what they mean, but others would be confused. My DC section is almost a whole cookbook on it's own.
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BTW...I have had a little experience in soapmaking, if I can be of any help!
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I knit, just scarf's at the moment in plain and pearl, but I'm getting better and may attempt a sweater soon enough.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:53 AM   #20
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I knit, just scarf's at the moment in plain and pearl, but I'm getting better and may attempt a sweater soon enough.
In knitting and crochet maintaining the tension is most important.

Practice on your scarves to let your hands learn to maintain the tension. This is why it is relaxing to do.

After a hard day you pick up your work and start in. After a really bad day, you'll probably have to undo some stitches until you have relaxed your hands enough to maintain a decent tension.

Next would be to change colors. Make the scarf really POP. It'll keep you coming back just wanting to see that next color.

The technique for changing colors isn't really hard, and there are plenty of people here who can walk you through it.
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