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Lee Anna  asks us the following Who was your first crush? (Real or fictional?) how old were you, how did you feel, were you a romantic? My first crush was on Bobby Sherman or David Cassidy.  I am not sure which came first. I am leaning towards Bobby but I could be wrong.  I would have been 7 or 8.  I think I am more practical than romantic.  Of course, romance is welcome!  I looked up photos of those two crushes from back in the day.  I still think they are cute! I will be on holiday next week so will try to answer this who is your favorite TV or movie fictional couple? Why do you like them? if not a tv/movie fan, what about books? I have never thought about having a favourite fictional couple.  In real life, it is me and my hubby!  We are on the same page for a lot of things.  The important things.  We make each other laugh.  That means a lot.  I suppose so many fictional couples are dramatic or they wouldn't be interesting.  I am not interested in dramatics for everyday life.  Ju

Work in Progress Wednesday

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 I have started this tiny landscape.  Obviously, the cheesecloth needs taming.  The larger piece is just pinned in place at the moment.  I haven't quite decided how to embroider this.  What I have done to this point is okay but not great.  This one will need to sit while I decide what comes next.  

Mandala Monday

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 This is a woven mandala, well not so much woven but wrapped.  I used skewers and some of my funky yarns.  I added beads to help hold the yarn in place.  I still need to trim up the skewers.  I would like to figure out a way to attach this to some fabric.  Possibly I would add further embellishment.  

Slow Stitching Sunday

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  I am on a scroll roll.  This is the second one I started this week.  I love the soft romantic feel of these pieces.  I love working with bright and cheerful colours but occasionally I have to play with a different set of colours.   These scrolls are coming together faster than I thought they would.  That also feels good.   Sometimes I need a project that can be completed quickly. I am linking to https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/

I Like

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LeeAnna  has some thoughtful questions for the I LIKE gang. Would you prefer receiving a box of chocolates or flowers on Valentine’s Day? if chocolates/candy, what kind would you like to get? do you get them? if flowers, what kind would you like to receive, does it matter that they are delivered by a floral business or brought in by your mate? What kind of flowers, colors, number of them would you love to see? Oh, flowers hands down would be my choice.  I am not picky about the type of flowers.  They are all beautiful.  I definitely prefer my hubby deliver them.  Mainly because of the extra cost of delivery.  Just not worth it in my books.  I am also fine with the flowers coming from the grocery store or farmer's market.  Beauty is beauty! I like that this winter has been so mild.  This week it almost feels like spring!  That has brought out the urge to purge.  I like it when that happens!  So does my husband!  I have taken one load of things to the thrift store and I am working on

Work in Progress Wednesday

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  I started working on this snippet scroll last week and have made terrific progress.  One reason for that is that I had some sweet romantic things from a different project.  They were all together in a box and needed putting away.  I don't love putting away things!  So why not just use them?  Much more fun! This scroll also got me going through some different stashes.  It is always enjoyable to find something beautiful.  Some of the laces I have are absolutely stunning.  Time to use them!  I also went through some silk ribbon embroidery kits.  I stitched up a few of them and added one to this project.  I have another scroll that I will be adding the other to.  

Slow Stitching Sunday

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 This is my year-long project.  I want to learn and practise some stitches.  I thought using an even weave fabric would help me.  Turns out my stitches are still wonky.  Mostly, I am okay with that.  I had thought the even weave would make me neater but nope.  That just isn't who I am.  I believe I can create beautiful things even with wonky stitches. Isn't that the beautiful thing about ageing?  At least, for me, I am becoming freer and more accepting of myself and others.  After all, perfection is rarely all that interesting.  This project is about learning and growing, not perfection. I am linking to https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/