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rifestitch
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3:01 pm Oct 17, 2007

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Originally posted by Alanna
Yes, I forgot to mention that you should hide all questions from Rife- she sees a question and she just goes... well... rife! Laughing


So... are you saying.. I am "rife" with words? Oh, I crack myself up Smile
fenny
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3:04 pm Oct 17, 2007

Alanna Posted: 11:32 am Oct 17, 2007
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In case you missed previous warnings - if you ask a question, and I see it, prepare yourself for the answer - I have a lot of words laying around, and I'm not afraid to use 'em!!
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Yes, I forgot to mention that you should hide all questions from Rife- she sees a question and she just goes... well... rife!



This is just the way I like it Very Happy
Fabala
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8:47 pm Oct 17, 2007

Don't encourage them, they can go on like this for days... Rolling Eyes
Julie T
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3:01 am Oct 18, 2007

Jumping on the band wagon (I am with rife here, if you ask a question, I will answer too). My story isn't all that interesting, but I do enjoy hearing how others found cross stitch. I was working as "Activity Director" at a retirement home and trying to go to college (more years ago than I like to count) and we had gotten a huge box of assorted crafts from one resident's daughter, to be handed out at as bingo prizes and other give-aways. I was sorting through the box and saw this hysterical saying on one (something about one lovely, nice person and one old grouch lives here, with a little house and welcome mat at the front door). I needed an anniversary gift for my beloved parents, so I awarded myself that kit (don't worry, there were still plenty for my seniors). In the flurry of life, and college, and finding my soon-to-be husband, the kit got stashed away. Fast forward to me as a very pregnant first-time mom moving back to my home state. I found the kit while unpacking, and having time on my hands, and not much else, I opened it and read the instructions, over and over (remember, I have learning disabilities, but not much sense). I stitched it, carefully. And, as everyone else has said, was hooked. I have since gone on to be a cross stitch teacher, and have designed many pieces because I couldn't find what I wanted any where. I love huge detailed work, but still do lots of little gift projects, and always have several small needlepoint or quilting pieces that I can take "on the go" (should I ever actually go anywhere).
Alanna
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6:02 am Oct 18, 2007

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Don't encourage them, they can go on like this for days... Rolling Eyes


Oh, don't be such a sourpuss, Fabala! You've been known to tell a few slinkie jokes yourself! Laughing And what about your story then... hmmmm...? Let's have it!
Alanna
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6:05 am Oct 18, 2007

That's a good story, Julie. I like this! Good question, Fenny Wink
I'm looking forward to being a pregnant first time mum- I somehow picture it as a time when I'll be able to do all the sewing I want and not have to make any excuses... but in reality it will probably be a period of still working whilst feeling horribly ill and fat and not getting any stitching done at all! Laughing
rifestitch
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7:39 am Oct 18, 2007

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That's a good story, Julie. I like this! Good question, Fenny Wink
I'm looking forward to being a pregnant first time mum- I somehow picture it as a time when I'll be able to do all the sewing I want and not have to make any excuses... but in reality it will probably be a period of still working whilst feeling horribly ill and fat and not getting any stitching done at all! Laughing


You could get lucky like I was - I didn't have morning sickness at all with either of mine - I was car sick on the way home from work for a couple of weeks before we figured out what was going on the first time. And I worked right up until 4 days before each of mine arrived (more out of necessity than any great urge to work). I did a lot of stitching while pregnant - in between eating and napping, that is. In the third trimester, it's really best to have someone around for when you drop your needle - you might get down there to find it, but getting back up - whole other story Smile So does that mean you are currently practising? Cool
Alanna
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7:52 am Oct 18, 2007

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So does that mean you are currently practising? Cool


Some of us don't need to practise Wink ... you were talking about picking up my needle, right?... Wink

No, we're thinking of making that our project for next year. I'll be 28 then... starting to feel my age! Laughing
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8:46 am Oct 18, 2007

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fenny
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8:49 am Oct 18, 2007

One comment leads to another.Julies story reminded me when working in hospital,There were also activity directors as you were. The children loved it. Also at the psychiatric ward they were always doing things. But the girls would also go to the other wards as well for the patients confined to bed, I've known male patients who took up knitting and cross stitch, to pass the time. And they loved it.

So I'm not the only lucky girl, never felt better than being pregnant, except the 1 time ,had a cold red cabbage salad, and can honestly say that after all these years I still don't eat it, Yes I did try but still don't like it.My son however loves it Confused Unbelievable don't you think?
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