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Another finished cross stitch project

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fragrant Memories of Christmas by Faithwurks stitched on 24 count Zweigart stitch band with DMC floss. This took 6 hours to stitch, I still need to find a hot cocoa mug to put on it.

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MAMAHAJI 12/24/2011 7:45AM

    Always love seeing your needle work. The season has been so busy, I am a month behind on orders. I haven't time to actually stitch in so long.

I did fit in a quick crochet project, a poncho that I plan on keeping in the car.

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BIKERBABYZ 12/15/2011 4:16PM

    You are so talented! This is awesome!

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HJFOGARTY 12/13/2011 9:26PM

    hey, do you ever sign your work? or date it? just wondering because your quality of work is something that really would last a life time if taken care of and I think it would be so awesome to have someone keep something and years later find it and say how amazing it is all those years later. I just found a piece my mom made when she was a girl and it is still in great shape - quite amazing to know it was created all those years ago.

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BRENDAGAIL9 12/13/2011 7:10PM

    You really are talented. Good job!

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Pearl Harbor Day

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Remembering Pearl Harbor today.

Today is also the day 27 years ago when I arrived with 2 small children in tow in Dhahran Saudi Arabia. I never ever thought I would be in this god forsaken hell hole for so long. Our kids have long gone home to the USA.

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BRENDAGAIL9 12/8/2011 2:41PM

    Why do you still live there if you hate it so much?

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BRENDAGAIL9 12/8/2011 2:40PM

    Well, Dec 7th was also the anniversary of my nephew getting run over in Vegas while crossing the street. He lived and worked there. He was killed instantly. It was night and maybe the bright lights contributed to the accident. The driver was a young Vietnamese woman and no charges were ever filed. It was about 10 years ago that it happened.

I heard the news last night that this 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor is the last one because most of the military have died of old age now. It was/is so sad. I was 8 months old living in TN when Pearl Harbor was attacked.

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HJFOGARTY 12/7/2011 9:34PM

    UG Robin - it sure has been a long time - you are such a strong woman!!!

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SOPKAMANJU 12/7/2011 4:00PM

    My husband felt the same way about the middle east when he worked in the oilfields and oil rigs situated there.

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Cross Stitch project

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

I finished this yesterday and started another project today.

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BRENDAGAIL9 12/7/2011 1:19PM

    Very pretty. I used to cross stitch and still have a lot of kits to do. Maybe I will do them someday. Right now I am into sewing.

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EFFIEANNIE 12/6/2011 8:08AM

    Tis the season- very cute. I also like to cross stitch. I kind of gave it us for a while need to get back into it. I made 2 wedding samplers- they both divorced-I gave up!

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NANCYBOAT 12/6/2011 8:01AM

    Yes - very pretty. I love to cross stitch - just never seem to be able to find the time....

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GONEWLIFE 12/6/2011 7:57AM

    Very pretty !

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More finished cross stitch

Saturday, December 03, 2011

I stitched and finished another cross stitch project today and made an ornament out of another one.
I stitched this pattern called Pepper Tree on a 28 count linen pillow cover with hand dyed threads. The pattern is from Ozark Sampler.
I also finished off another pattern that I stitched a couple years ago but never found some way to completely finish it.

I'll be stitching something new on Sunday!

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HJFOGARTY 12/3/2011 9:46PM

    how awesome! so glad you were able to get them done and looking so amazing with the way you finished them off - you have such tallent!

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CATHYJR73 12/3/2011 5:46PM

    Great job they look beautiful!!

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Depressing December

Friday, December 02, 2011

I've been back in this hell hole for 2 months and not much has changed as far as my weight goes. I have lost the ambition to get up and exercise every day but stick to 4 days a week, I still watch what I eat, I take my insulin and Victoza-at least until it runs out then I am SOL because they don't sell it here (I AM NOT IN THE USA AND IT IS ILLEGAL TO SEND MEDICATION THROUGH THE MAIL SYSTEM HERE)

On December 6 it will be 27 years since I came to this land of sand. In some ways it's gotten better but in some ways it's gotten worse. We don't do much outside of our home but that is our choice. I do have plenty to keep me busy and content.

I hate this month because of the heartbreak, pain and loneliness it brings. I'm tired of all the sweet, sappy, sloppy, drippy, oozy holiday crap that people infest on others who HATE this time of year. Christmas is forbidden, illegal, against the law and frowned upon in this country so there are no holiday decorations out in stores. I went through MAJOR family issues a few years ago and all these years later the pain, hearbreak, hurt feelings still remain and just comes flooding back at this time of year.
Please don't post any god or jesus or prayer stuff, I'm not into that, I'll just be glad when March comes.

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BRENDAGAIL9 12/3/2011 2:35PM

    I hear you about all the Christmas stuff. I pretty much hibernate the day after Thanksgiving and come back out the day after Christmas. The only thing I do is send out a few Christmas cards but going to the parties and listening to all the talk about family and stuff sends me over the cliff. emoticon


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HJFOGARTY 12/2/2011 9:30PM

    heck - march - I'm waiting for May! chin up girl - I'm a holiday hater too - but it will be over quick enough - continue to take care of you! beat that crap back - take charge and stay strong! you are such an inspiration for all you do on a daily basis over there!

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SUZYMOBILE 12/2/2011 3:38PM

    emoticon my friend! I wish I could make it better.

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