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Old 01-01-2011, 01:59 AM   #41
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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.

I collect ear plugs...
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:10 AM   #42
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That sounds very cool. Any photos?
I give most of it away as presents. But I have a few pieces around I will get shots of for you.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:31 AM   #43
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Thanks for the tips Zhizara, it is really relaxing. Sometimes I sit and watch TV whilst I'm knitting, and I take it on the train in the morning. I have had to undo quite a few stitches, but am slowly getting there. :)
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:31 AM   #44
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Thanks for the tips Zhizara, it is really relaxing. Sometimes I sit and watch TV whilst I'm knitting, and I take it on the train in the morning. I have had to undo quite a few stitches, but am slowly getting there. :)
I've been crocheting over a period of over 50 years and I still have to take out stitches and redo sometimes. Don't let it discourage you.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:51 AM   #45
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It's January 8th. Is anyone making progress on their latest project?

I got the elastic for the waistband of my new denim (almost) skirt. It was 1/2" width, which should work just fine. I'll have to see if I can thread it through the channel I've already sewn, or whether I need to remove the seam and do it differently.

I'll be working on that today.

I removed the two large back pockets from a pair of Men's jeans to make the patch pockets for the skirt, so that should be done today too. The only two other things needed is to replace a button and hem.

So how's your project going?
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:10 PM   #46
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I finished the denim skirt. I added patch pockets in a dark blue denim. I stole the pockets from the back pockets of a man's blue jean. They are huge and really cute.

I finally figured out how I'm going to make the cover for my sewing machine. I have a quilted pillow sham that goes with the living room colors. I tried it out and it will fit. It'll be an easy one too. The back of the sham can be the lining.

Is anybody working on a project?
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:38 PM   #47
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I'm painting baseboards and door jambs - don't think that qualifies as a hobby. I'm not crazy about it, but I'm earning points for doing something that's more fun. I bought some frameless canvas wall pieces, each about 8 x 8", that were on the super-discounted pile for $1.80 each. I plan to mount printed photos I have taken, over top of the graphics.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:28 PM   #48
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I'm painting baseboards and door jambs - don't think that qualifies as a hobby. I'm not crazy about it, but I'm earning points for doing something that's more fun. I bought some frameless canvas wall pieces, each about 8 x 8", that were on the super-discounted pile for $1.80 each. I plan to mount printed photos I have taken, over top of the graphics.
Your wall decorations sound really nice.

The painting may not quite qualify as a hobby, but they will sure look nice when you are done and you'll feel good about your accomplishment.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:52 PM   #49
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I have a bag of odd Valentine's decorations. I plan on arranging them somehow to make a gift for Shrek...he'll be 65 on Sunday. If I can manage it, I will swipe the credit card to get him a gift.
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I am crocheting two blankets at once for two babies due any minute now. They are completely different - one is made up of modified granny squares and the other is one piece with little crocheted "bows" in it. A great relaxing hobby. I am sorry I got away from it for so many years.
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