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Fabala
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3:53 pm Jun 10, 2007

I'm sorry, Rife... I couldn't resist. Twisted Evil

Life is good... my stitching has not been picked up much of late. Sad

My evil friends fragmented my craft time by introducing me to scrapbooking and card making.

(I know, I know... it's a FAR inferior hobby... but it IS fun to play with paper and glue once in a while.)

The good news: I do hand-stitched detail work on some of the pages... so the needles are not lost and forgotten!

Rife and I SHOULD get together some time, living so close and all. Very Happy
Alanna
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4:29 pm Jun 10, 2007

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Originally posted by Fabala


Rife and I SHOULD get together some time, living so close and all. Very Happy


Ooooooh, wouldn't that be fun! You could post us a photo of your Atlanta stitchers get-together!

Scrapbooking sounds fun, I daren't try it though- I'm slow enough on my projects as it is!
Fabala
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7:56 pm Jun 11, 2007

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Originally posted by Alanna
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Originally posted by Fabala


Rife and I SHOULD get together some time, living so close and all. Very Happy


Ooooooh, wouldn't that be fun! You could post us a photo of your Atlanta stitchers get-together!

Scrapbooking sounds fun, I daren't try it though- I'm slow enough on my projects as it is!


Oh, I know. Also, when you do a small project it can be completed in an evening or an afternoon... so the sense of accomplishment is easier gained than with XS.

Another benefit: It lends itself to social gatherings. Everyone comes to my house, we set up tables in the basement and we share tools and supplies... plus yummy snack food and MANY MANY laughs. It's so... girly~

The last 2 scrapbooking nights I've had - 2 people came that dont scrapbook. One brought her knitting, the other brought her x-stitch... LOL!!! It wasnt about the craft for them, it was about "girls night".
Alanna
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3:50 am Jun 12, 2007

Oooh, that sounds like such fun! I love girly nights!! Girls never really grow out of slumber parties do they?! Unfortunately I'm more sort of in the age group where all my girlfriends go out drinking and clubbing on their free nights and they all ask me mockingly "what are you going to do when you retire?". Sigh Rolling Eyes
I don't care, I love my crossy and retirement will just mean more time to do it! So there!
Oh, and I wouldn't worry about the supposed "inferiority" of your scrapbooking fun- variety is the spice of life after all and I can certainly relate to the sense of achievement you get when you actually finish something!
So happy scrapping Fabala and may your crossy not lie forgotten! Stitching
rifestitch
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2:18 pm Jun 12, 2007

Yes, I did cry Sad But it's okay, because technically, I do have a craft room - it's also known as the dining room and/or the living room! My NEXT husband will be a handy man, so if I need a room, he can just build me one; there'll be a whole section on the application that covers handy man skills Laughing And minimum 3 references.

You know, I bought a whole bunch of scrapbooking stuff a couple of years ago, thinking I would make each of the boys books for their sports - I just transferred it all to a new, non-trashed Wal Mart bag. I have lots of ideas, but have just never sat down to do it. I don't have any crafty live-in-person friends - how did that happen??? Actually, probably not a bad thing, because I have lots of people that I can give gifts to that are amazed by what I think are the simplest things. Just adds to my mystique! Especially each time I discover a new craft, and I need some guinea pigs....

And, BTW, I have found that a little bit of vodka makes the lady & unicorn go a tiny bit smoother - have no idea what the floss ends I licked will look like in a hundred years - maybe they will be well-preserved?
Alanna
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3:10 pm Jun 12, 2007

Rife, you are a complete nut! Just how do you think DIY, guinea pigs and vodka are going to mix in your living/craft room and how are your boys ever going to explain to their friends that you are not actually insane but merely 'mysterious'?! Sounds like a hoot though, I wish you luck! Razz Laughing
rifestitch
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10:41 am Jun 13, 2007

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Rife, you are a complete nut! Just how do you think DIY, guinea pigs and vodka are going to mix in your living/craft room and how are your boys ever going to explain to their friends that you are not actually insane but merely 'mysterious'?! Sounds like a hoot though, I wish you luck! Razz Laughing


Strangely enough, I had one of the 14-year-old's friends in the car a couple of weeks back; I heard from the back seat "Oh yeah, I forgot your mom was cool"; my son just about melted into the seat Embarassed I just smiled! Gee, I wonder how long I can maintain that status??? Probably right up until they get a bit older and think it's okay to "party" at out house, and Sgt. Rife puts on her drill sergeant hat and starts cracking skulls! I am multi-talented, after all Twisted Evil
Alanna
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2:29 pm Jun 13, 2007

That's so cute! Yeah, it won't last though. I remember my friends' parents saying what a nice child I was and my mother couldn't believe it- it's all relative. Sure, it would be okay for all those young drunk hormonal teenagers to party at your house wouldn't it Rife, surely? Maybe you could introduce them to soft drugs as well? Hmmmm, or maybe you could just teach them all cross stitch instead Smile
Fabala
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4:35 pm Jun 13, 2007

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... or maybe you could just teach them all cross stitch instead Smile

It's my drug of choice...

Boy, has THIS thread strayed from "Floss Organizers"! LOL!!!

You know, Rife, we should get together. I'm a crafty person always in search of other crafty people. I like to sew too, I made curtains for my dining room in the new house, and the "library" is next. (Library is really just the "formal living room". We call it that because it has no couch, only bookshelves and a desk)

I've decided another thing: if any of us are going to meet one another, we should save our pennies and crash Alanna's place in Malta! I've always wanted to see the Med., and Italy, and Greece, and, and, and...

But if I want round trip tickets across the pond, I better stop spending all my money on craft supplies! (NOT)
rifestitch
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6:57 pm Jun 13, 2007

Say the word - I am free almost any weekend until mid-August, when soccer season starts, again. I am up in Flowery Branch, and the only LNS I have been in in this town for 13 years is The Needlework House in Duluth; if one of the others is closer to you, we should meet there! Or any other place - I'm easy!
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