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3/19/14 10:32 A

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Hi Everyone,

I'm Jess and I have a lot of "used to do's." I "used to" embroider, make lace, sew, bake, dance, knit, crochet, weave, do historic re-enactment. Then life happened and I somehow lost that joy. I've dragged all my stash-n-stuff with me through 3 moves in 2 1/2 years and each time I say "Why? I don't do this anymore." Each time subscription renewal time comes around I think "why waste the money?" But a part of me craves the satisfaction and joy I remember from creating something.

I spend alot of time at the computer: participating in two virtual worlds ~ Second Life and InWorldz as a content creator, community coordinator, and RFL; beta testing Nancy Drew games for Her Interactive and FireFall (a Free-to-Play massively multiplayer skill-based shooter).

I love BBC mysteries and science fiction TV shows. I have subscriptions to Netflix, Acorn, and HuluPlus just for that, so I really *should* do my handwork while watching.

In my heart, I know it takes discipline to establish the habit of sitting down daily and working on a project. I enjoyed reading each of your posts about getting in the habit and it has motivated me.

Happy Creating!
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It's been a long road get'n from there to here.
It's been a long time, but my time is finally near.
I will see my dreams come alive at last.


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3/2/14 11:24 P

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emoticon Happy March welcome and thanks for joining in!

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2/25/14 7:06 A

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2/24/14 11:15 P

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Thank you for inviting me to your team!!! I have finished one project this morning!!! I crochet several different things and my crafting is with all sorts of things such as beaded Christmas ornaments, beaded lace Christmas trees that light up, crocheted ornaments, gel candles with different imbeds and such, flower arrangements, some jewelry (just getting into that!). I got into serious crafting about 8 1/2 years ago after my husband of almost 30 years passed away suddenly of a massive heart attack! I had given up on living more or less and my kids who were in their late teens and early 20's, were going to put me in the hospital. They called my sister in law (who happened to be my best friend in high school and we ended up marrying brothers) and she got me off the couch and had me doing crafts to sell at the holiday bazaars to supplement my income. I have now got on with life and have a boyfriend who is learning how to craft with me teaching him. Crocheting is my passion but I like doing all kinds of crafting! Once again thanks for inviting me!!!

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2/22/14 10:47 A

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looks like our team is hands on, I see new membership this month... yaaaa! emoticon
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2/17/14 10:17 A

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Sudoku collection in the harder levels is stumping me... sometimes I can do it fairly quickly, then for whatever reason my mind won't make the leap when a guess will do. Good thing I brought an eraser.
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2/12/14 10:49 P

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2/12/14 12:12 P

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Karen, this sounds so fun! I know that when you invited me before, I didn't realize that you had your very own team for this, and now I see it. So I will get my projects going and will set them up in my goals page and will hopefully get 3 or more projects done and will those goodies!! I love the play the piano and sing and I just don't take the any more with the computer that I love! I love paint rooms, things, trim, etc. And with us possibly moving, I will get this place sparkled up and can have some projects at the new place! I also love to quilt and have Rheumatoid hands feel good enough. I love puzzles! A good book too! I have to tell you all that in 2011, before SP, I lost 12# in 3 months, with working on an embroidery pc. for our daughter's wedding that July. Because of the deadline, I stuck to it, and didn't snack at all with wanting to keep the pc. clean. So see, this really works!! Thank you Karen, for inviting me once again and thanks for not giving up on me! emoticon Karen

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2/10/14 10:26 A

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well I guess the team is set in motion... if you are new or thinking about getting on board with team ...here is what happens:

find projects, books, puzzles... something non-food/non-eating adventure ... and tick off as you finish this spark streak

3 completions in a month is a spark streak that wins you a team award to scroll on your page for month's challenge.

many people complete much more, and because lots of these hobbies we do anyway it is kind of a toot our own horns game showing there's lots to do to occupy & entertain ourselves (with) on this journey emoticon

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2/1/14 11:30 A

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1/30/14 10:55 A

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1/29/14 5:39 P

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Karen, I love that you created this team! Your video blogs are adorable. I'm a crocheter (currently trying to get back to working on a blanket for a friend) and also a musician (trying to get back into playing on a semi-regular basis). This team should be some good self-care/down time accountability for my in my busy schedule!
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hello to those just looking to see what we look like and what we are doing... I hope you find neat stuff to do and rack up spark awards doing it
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emoticon sounds good to me that's for sure, entertaining and certainly interesting... I was watching the movie: Snow Flower & the secret fan last night because I read the book. I wondered if someone was going to make movies & or a tv series one of their projects... and there you are .... pretty cool!

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1/25/14 3:52 P

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Hey Karen Thanks for the invite to the team ! I am not very crafty ! but I do have some things I want to get done ! I tend to have ADD , I have NetFlix and start series and movies and never watch the end ! lol I am an advid reader and start like 5 books at a time and takes me forever to finish them ! Also I am learning a new language and want to complete that course ! So My first three projects will be to finish my first course in Farsi and I am reading a historical murder mystery about Theodore Roosevelt , and finish the series Revenge !
I also hope at some point to totally redo my flat and have a lot of projects pinned on Pinterest I would love to try ! Great to meet you guys !

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I have lots of time to fill up....I seem to spend way too much time reading on the internet and yet I can't stop myself!!

I live on 5 acres in the country with my husband of 4 years. (second marriage for both of us.) I have a small chicken herd...lol...11 laying hens...down from 14 since the dog got out and had his fun!!

I love to garden and like to freeze, can and dehydrate what I grow.

I have taken to knitting this winter to pass time and I love word find puzzles and putting together boxed puzzles too...mostly landscaping ones!

Reading on the kindle has taken over actual books although I do love having a real book to read when I feel like it!

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1/25/14 7:14 A

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My goodness Janet! What an industrious pair you are! I love 'small houses' and have one on my wish list (if ever I have any money!). Painting on saws sounds very unusual - do you paint the blades or the handles, or both? A musical instrument is always a joy - I have recorder and play in a little folk band in our town. I'm sorry to hear that you suffer with a painful arthritic condition, doesn't sound like you let it get in your way!


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1/24/14 4:58 P

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Hello everyone,

My name is Janet and I started SP this last August 16, 2013. My husband and myself have built two mini tugs. Think of a row boat and now make it a mini tug. 1st one is 14 ft. the 2nd on is 18ft. We sold the 14ft one because of my arthristis I can't sleep on the floor anymore.

I am also learning to play the Dulcimer, which some people refer to as a lap guitar. I am hoping this will get me to practice. I also like to paint on saw's, like two men saw or the big round saw blades. My husband and I are thinking about building a camper on the back of his truck. Check out tiny houses on You tube. Not sure what we are cooking up.
I have trouble with Psoriatic arthritis and other pain in the neck health problems. Three adult kids, two boys and one Disney crazy daughter.

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What a great idea for a Sparkteam. Good for you! I am motivated to CRAFT or whatever now. Just so I can post it here to show you what I've done!!!! Fun Fun Fun!

By the way, I'm Andrea. I've been off and on Spark since 2009. I have been reasonably successful but looking to take it to the limit this year.

I have a couple vLog teams I'm trying to resurrect. Please add me as a Spark friend if you wish! Really hoping to get more involved in my Spark this year. HELP ME!


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Hi Judy! So right! I think this team is going to give us a great sense of self-esteem!


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This sounds like the team for me. I have unfinished projects I have forgotten all about. Won't it be great to actually finish something. emoticon

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Hi Karen, well, we know each other already I think.
I'm not good at concentrating on my projects - and often have lots of activities going on at one. I'd like to be able to have that 'attention elsewhere' factor in my life - and do one project at a time to feel really engrossed and satisfied. I usually have a book on the go, I have knitting on the needles, I have a KrissKross word puzzle book, I have a recorder to play, I have a few jig-saw puzzles, and I have several small craft projects that I haven't started. So, the challenge is to complete three things in a month, yes?

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I just had to have a year round team challenge that puts my attention else where... this is there
any three completed projects (craft, puzzle, book, game) doesn't matter 3 books or 1 craft+2 puzzles etc....I'm about putting my mind into something that is challenging that I can consider completed when I'm finished... and to finish three projects this month is how I win a goodie from yours truly "because I can" team emoticon

So if I have several projects started, some from last month....& I finish any one of those projects this month I check it off spark*streak box ....if I check off three projects I am awarded a team goodie for the "because I can" challenge

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