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Old 12-31-2010, 10:24 AM   #31
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It is fascinating to see what others are doing/making with their hands! There seems to be quite the correlation between that and cooking.

My craft of choice is counted cross stitch on linen. It is an addiction!
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:30 PM   #32
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It is fascinating to see what others are doing/making with their hands! There seems to be quite the correlation between that and cooking.

My craft of choice is counted cross stitch on linen. It is an addiction!
Do you have a work in progress? There are some gorgeous designs out there.
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:42 PM   #33
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Do you have a work in progress? There are some gorgeous designs out there.
Yes - I have three Paula Vaughan's on the go. She is really into verandahs/porches/rocking chairs with quilts. As am I! Lots of cascading roses with 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 stitches and lots of outlining.
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Yes - I have three Paula Vaughan's on the go. She is really into verandahs/porches/rocking chairs with quilts. As am I! Lots of cascading roses with 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 stitches and lots of outlining.
Very pretty.
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I collect vintage drums. I like to build complete drumkits by buying single pieces( called orphans). You can get these at good prices. Then I piece together drumkits. I also like making art or wall hangings from old furniture I buy at yardsales. I've made mirrors from stovepipe grates, tables from old drawers, benches from old feed bins, and other eclectic articles. I have a few pieces that are waiting for me to finish and bring back to life as reincarnated furniture.
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Paula is wonderful. People almost always think they are paintings until they look closely. They are a lot of work (very intricate and detailed) but I love the challenge! :-D
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Paula is wonderful. People almost always think they are paintings until they look closely. They are a lot of work (very intricate and detailed) but I love the challenge! :-D
I envy you being able to do cross stitch. My eyes just can't handle it.
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I was going to wear my new denim skirt yesterday. It fell off me. I tried it on as a quick check over my sweats, etc., and it felt like it would fit just fine, so it's back to the to do pile.

I did notice that I had left enough fabric from the bodice for the waistband, that I have a channel I can thread some 1/4" elastic through. Good how that worked out. Shopping Tuesday.
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I collect vintage drums. I like to build complete drumkits by buying single pieces( called orphans). You can get these at good prices. Then I piece together drumkits. I also like making art or wall hangings from old furniture I buy at yardsales. I've made mirrors from stovepipe grates, tables from old drawers, benches from old feed bins, and other eclectic articles. I have a few pieces that are waiting for me to finish and bring back to life as reincarnated furniture.
That sounds very cool. Any photos?
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Shrek collects Guitars acoustic and electric, amps, banjos, Ukeleles, mandolins, bazukis...they are everywhere...he even has a set of bongo drums, two bohdrians and an electric keyboard.

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