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Joined: 21 Jun 2012
Posts: 32
Location: Ontario, Oregon, USA
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1:25 pm Aug 08, 2012

Thank you for your service, from Sgt. Rife, USAF '86-94 Smile And good luck with school - I hope you get a few stitches in here & there along the way Smile

I was actually in the AF and stationed in the UK when I first started cross stitching (we had a great arts & crafts shop on base), though I had done crewel and other kinds of sewing & crafting ever since I was a kid, in addition to being an art major in high school. I didn't stitch at all when I was in college, and then put it away again, mostly, while my kids were little. I've tried to make up for it since Smile

Thanks, Rife. I'll try to get a few stitches in, but the problem I have is that when I start stitching (or reading a good book), I have a hard time putting it down to do anything else, even necessary things, like eating or sleeping.

My pictures of my first SQ piece are up in the gallery, if you want to go take a look. It's the free pattern, Rosa centifolia Anglica rubra, so look for it there. I've gotten about 14 more rows done, since the last picture posted, and I've taken another photo, but I haven't sent it in.
Joined: 07 Nov 2009
Posts: 107
Location: Madison, MS
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7:48 pm Aug 08, 2012

Thank you both for your service! And best of luck with nursing school! I'm an RN since 1992 and love it! Great decision. I am about to start a class in Biostatistics, first step toward a doctoral degree in nursing. I am worried that it may take some time away from stitching! I'm like you in that I don't like to stop once I start. I, too, neglect things like housework. I don't miss eating very often, though:)

Best to you and enjoy stitching when you can!
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