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ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Oldie but Goodie
FIRST NAME: Sharon (Sherbie)
PROVINCE: Ontario, Canada
BIRTHDAY: Nov 6
MARRIED: no (was married, now divorced) living with bf
KIDS: no
PETS: yes, mini dachshund
WORK: yes
HOBBIES: cross stitching, reading, watching tv, playing on the computer
WHY ARE YOU HERE: to be healthy and lose weight for good.




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8/30/14 6:49 P

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ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Complete Newb!!
FIRST NAME: Jenn
STATE: Pennsylvania
BIRTHDAY: Oct 4
MARRIED: Yes
KIDS: no
PETS: yes 2 little black sister cats
WORK: nope
HOBBIES: crafting, crosstitch, beading, crocheting, being on the puter.
WHY ARE YOU HERE: To lose weight and make friends along the way

I want to lose like 100 pounds but only in 20 pound increments.


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6/1/14 8:27 P

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Welcome how are you? I don't have much to lose either. I have not been stitching much I need to start back so I do not eat at night lol. My future husband is not as supportive as I would like him to be but he has lost a little so he is trying to eat and cleaner too so he can keep it off lol.

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ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: A newb
FIRST NAME: Angie
STATE: BC, Canada
BIRTHDAY: March 4th
MARRIED: Yup
KIDS: Just one; My daughter is 21 and lives about 4 hours away, in Vancouver. I miss her.
PETS: Nope. I am not really a pet person.
WORK: I am a SAHW
HOBBIES: Needlework, reading, puzzles, and collecting geeky stuff like Zerboz Marvel / DC mini-figures
WHY ARE YOU HERE: I joined SparkPeople because I am really struggling on my own with my weight-loss. I don't have a lot to lose but I stay home and there isn't really anywhere for me to go so I am not active like I used to be in the city and I eat more out of boredom. My husband isn't really supportive (in the way I need him to be) at this point.

I joined this team because I like cross stitching :) I tend to do smaller pop-culturey pieces - I am currently working on a green lantern symbol for my brother

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It is my name and I couldn't think of anything else

I'm 44 :)

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Hi Everyone !!

I am 51 years old with 100+ pounds to lose. I will need to do a little less cross stitching I guess...LOL

One day at a time !!!


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Welcome. Add me as a friend we have similar likes

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ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Complete newbie.
FIRST NAME: Cassie
STATE: Scotland
BIRTHDAY: (month & day only) 6th June
MARRIED: No
KIDS: Not yet
PETS: Sadly no
WORK: unfortunately taking a health break from university.
HOBBIES: Reading, sewing, cross stitching, general crafting
WHY ARE YOU HERE: I need to get healthier, and I'd like to have fun doing so.

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I'm a fan of the Beowulf poem, especially of the monstet Grendel.

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3/16/14 11:34 A

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Oldie
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Clayton NY
Management and Program Analyst
Counted cross stitch, reading, photography, gardening

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3/15/14 9:10 P

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ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: newbie
FIRST NAME: Jennifer aka Jenny
STATE: Wisconsin
BIRTHDAY: March 29
MARRIED:no
KIDS: no
PETS: yes a dog 2 cats and fiddler crab
WORK: college student
HOBBIES: Counted Cross stitch, reading, writing books poetry and etc.; knitting and crocheting
WHY ARE YOU HERE: To get healthy am way over weight and get tips on cross stitching


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ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Oldie but Goodie
FIRST NAME: Geraldine aka Gerri ( "g" for girl; "i" for intelligent !)
STATE: Rhode Island, USA
BIRTHDAY: June 28
MARRIED:Yes
KIDS: Yes. 2 grown children, son in Fl, daughter in WA
PETS: No
WORK: Retired. Did work as Receptionist, clerical
HOBBIES: Counted Cross stitch, reading, watching movies/TV, cooking
WHY ARE YOU HERE: Belong to WW but am cxl-ing , too expensive. SP is FREE !! I just LOVE to x-stitch but due to eye surgery a yr ago, have not been able to stitch and I MISS it so much ! I would take my projects and make them into pillows and give them as gifts because a pillow you can hug, a picture on the wall is something you have to dust !!! emoticon

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Hello and emoticon Lora and Laura!

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Hi Laura I am Lora originally from Mobile, AL I have been in NY since 94.
I have been stitching since I was 5 I have so many done but so many left to do lol.
I have lots of patterns I need to give away that I will never get to also.

Welcome

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Hey ya'll! I am Laura. I am in Augusta, Ga. I have loved x-stitching since I was about 10 years old. Like the rest of you guys I have a few UFO's in my house. One day hopefully all of these project will be finished. I am currently working on a Selina Fenech piece called Dragon Soul. I plan on it being my daughter's and her husband's wedding sampler. heavenandearthdesigns.com/index.php?
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Hi my name is Lora I have been stitching since I was 5.
I dio large medieval pieces. I have lst of patterns if everyone wants them that I am not gong to stitch.
I have need on spark people awhil and am clear to maintenance. I am not sure if I want to drop 2 or 6 more pounds.
I am working on several projects rotating them out as I finish some of the colors and back stitching.
I work at Fort Drum and live in Clayton, NY.
We are having lst of cold and been out of work for two days due to snow and blizzard conditions. We have not gotten lst of snow here at our house but around us has.

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Hi everyone!

I first started cross stitching in high school and continued through my 20's. Got a bit burned out so I turned to reading (I still enjoy that). I'm 44 and have taken it up again. It's nice and relaxing emoticon

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Hi, I'm Heather! I learned to cross stitch when I was girl scout in grade school, but only in the past 2 years or so have I been stitching consistently. I'm currently working on a Thanksgiving project (I know, I know... I didn't finish in time). You can see some of my work on my flick page!

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Hello and welcome newbies
Skylargrey, I am in UK too near
Nottingham, there area few of us Brits on,
I really have the stitching bug at present , all I need in time to indulge in it, Irene

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Hi! I'm new and a cross stitcher. I'm 26 and from the UK. Looking forward to getting to know you all.

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Hi, I am new here. I have not stitched for quite some time and wish to start again. When I saw this group I knew that this would get me started again and am happy to share my thoughts with you all. Thanks!!!!

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Welcome to the team new members and welcome back to those who are returning.

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Hi stitching friends. I'm not new to SP..... I'm a backslider, having fallen by the wayside a couple years ago. Happy to be back! emoticon

I enjoy stitching very much, so relaxing with no pressure to "get the job done". I retired from full-time employment last Oct and have the time to stitch. I'm currently working on a project by the artist Durene Jones. I just love her designs; they are lively and full of colour.

I'm happy to be a part of this team and looking forward to getting to know many of you.

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Hey everyone! I'm new to spark, but not to stitching. I've been stitching since I was 10 (16 years!), and I just love how therapeutic and relaxing it is.I'm currently working on a piece from a collection called "Twisted Stitches", a collection of alternative cross stitch pieces. The piece I have at the moment is a portrait of a burlesque Zombie, if you can believe it!

I hope to get to know you all better.

xoxo

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STITCHINGNAN's Photo STITCHINGNAN Posts: 10,915
7/11/13 12:47 A

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Welcome new members , sharing a love of cross stitch or even being interested in it is a great start. I am an addict and seldom a day passes when I do not fit in some cross stitching. i lead a full life , stitching is my way of relaxing. I do everything from cards to large pictures,
I am Irene also from England, . I live near Nottingham . There are all ages on here ,I am an oldie but more active now I think than I ever have been ,
Hope you enjoy stitching with friends on here . Ree

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Hi there! I've been on SP a couple of months but just joined this team. I am from the UK. My birthday is 24th June. I am married just over 9 yrs, with no kids or pets. I work as a payroll administrator.

I haven't had a lot of time or energy for hobbies in recent years, but I am looking to start doing cross stitch for relaxation, which is why I have joined this team. :-)

I chose my username because I have a burning desire to reach my weight and fitness goals. Please check out my spark page for more about me!

I look forward to getting to know you all and learning how to cross stitch! :)

E_F x

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Hello I have come back to Spark too - I am another one who thought I could make it on my own but discovered that I couldn't. I am pleased to be back.

I love cross stitch and have a project of a Maltese village scene on the go.

Edited by: BREEZYBOCCA1955 at: 5/12/2013 (11:48)
Take a step at a time in the right direction - and you will surely arrive.



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HI Cassandra, welcome back! I too "left" SP and came back recently. This time WE CAN DO IT!

I have crossed stitched for years and years but I get so busy with work and other hobbies that sometimes I don't do it for a long time. Then I miss it terribly! I have so many things that I want to make right now! But I've never tried anything as ambitious as a Thomas Kincade - I would love to one day though!

If you ever need support feel free to send me a message, also feel free to send a friend request if you would like!

Happy Sparkin'!
Gloria

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1/28/13 11:09 A

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Hello all! I have been on this team before a long time ago under a different board name (I thought I could lose the weight on my own and quit SP for awhile which was a mistake). Anyway I am back now and I joined this team for support not only on weight loss but on staying motivated on my cross stitch projects. My mom taught me to cross stitch as a young girl and I have done it ever since. I am slow to finish projects because I start them and then put them down for awhile before going back to them. I am currently working on a Thomas Kinkade piece for my step-dad and I have been working on it off and on for about 4 years, but am determined to finish it by spring. It has taken forever because it has no white space in it. Once I finish that one, I will start working on a wolf for my son. My goal this year is to cross stitch more and get a few done...we'll see :)

Have a Blessed day!
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Hi, I am Gloria! I have been on SparkPeople before but it has been a few years...time to get down and get serious about healthy eating and exercise! I love to cross stitch and used to go to cross stitch shows, but over the past few years it seems like all I do is work and I don't get enough time for stitching.

Gloria

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"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." Scott Hamilton

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Abraham Lincoln


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ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Oldie, but only recently came back to Spark.
FIRST NAME: Jodi
STATE: Manitoba
BIRTHDAY: July 18
MARRIED: Divorced
KIDS: 2 (19 & 18)
PETS: 8 cats, 6 rats and 2 dogs
WORK: editor/publisher
HOBBIES: cross stitch, sometimes I embroider
WHY ARE YOU HERE: I was relieved to find a group with a similar crafty addiction!

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Tell us why or how you came to choose your USERNAME? I had intended to use my real name, and then decided to use the name of a character in one of my writing projects.

Nice to meet everyone, I hope to finish and share some great projects!

~Morrighan~
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Into a Long Ago Future - available on Amazon!
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Hello team I am a returned team member,some of you will know me from here or other teams , I am a regular sparker !
I am Irene or Ree, I am English , living near. Nottingham now in a small rural town, retired , my husband is Maurice, we have a large extended family.
I do lots of things but love cross stitching best.
I am a UFO queen got quite a lot o finish,present project is a gift , but will be post Christmas it pre ! It's a picture of a V.W camper van. My grand daughter Charlotte loves these vans . I can't give her a real one but a stitched one will be appreciated , when it s done, I am getting side tracked a lot on Christmas shopping gift wrapping, and card and letter writing at present
I will join in threads in the team, I look forward to getting to know you . Have a good day emoticon

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Welcome to the team!

~Alana~
MST ~ AB, Canada

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Hello, when I found this group, I knew I was home. I have been stitching since I was about 7 and I have finished and unfinished projects all around my house. I live in Iowa and I work full time, full time mom and wife and go to school part time. I don't have much time to work on what I really want to do, but when I have those few moments, I am in heaven on earth.

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Hi everyone!

I am new here and am from Alberta, Canada. I have been doing needlework for as long as I can remember. I have a few projects on the go and really want to get them finished. This team looks like it will be a fun way to help keep me on track for finishing :) Looking forward to getting to know you all!

~Alana~

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Hi Chris! Welcome to the team. I've been stitching for years, but am an amateur, too. All for the fun of it! :)

Ann

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Hello everyone! I live in New Brunswick, Canada. Cross stitching has become my new hobby. Great to do on those long winter nights. I have a few projects on the go. Would like to get two of them done for Christmas. I am no expert just enjoy what I do. Happy to have found this forum. I know I can learn a lot from all of you. Looks like a fun forum!
Chris

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Hi Dochas, Welcome!

Ann

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Hey guys i'm new and my name is Sandy. I live in Texas and have three grown kids. I have a westie named Abby. She is our fur baby. I do quilting and cross stitch when I have the time. I'm 51. I work most of time and go to gym alot since i'm trying to lose weight. Just wanted to say Hi.

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I'm adding you, too! I'm doing a Paula Vaughan design called Stolen Moments. Her designs are very much "country" looking, quilts, front porch scenes, that kind of thing, which I love! I'm amazed at the projects you guys are doing. They are beautiful works!

Ann

Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them. ~Shakti Gawain


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Ann, emoticon !
What are you stitching?
(I added you as a friend :-) )

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Colibri1, Welcome! I'm new to this group, also. I love the design you're doing! I googled it because I'm nosy that way. What a beautiful design! I'm looking forward to hearing about all of your CS projects! Ann

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Ann

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How come I never saw this team? And I certainly looked, cross-stitching being a serious hobby for me!
I've been stitching for almost 30 years, mostly framed pictures, but other projects as well. Currently I'm working on HAED's Faery Tales - almost finished page 1 of 40-something :-)
So happy to be able to combine sparking with cross-stitching, and looking forward to meeting you all!

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LIsa, I'm sure it's going to be beautiful on the dyed fabric! I can't to see it! Ann

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Hi Oldieslover - my Fairy Moon progress is on Facebook, but when I finish it I will try an add a pic to my Sparkspage so you can see it. It is on a wonderful hand-dyed fabric. Yes I can imagine the PV design - I am sure it will look wonderful when it is completed. Lisa

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Loubie, Thank you for the reply. I looked up the Fairy Moon that you're working on and it's absolutely gorgeous! How close are you to finishing it?

I always assumed the color designs would be easiest for everyone. It's interesting to me that you find the B&W patterns easier. I wonder if it has anything to do with brain dominance, such as why some people are left handed and others are right handed. Curious.

The design I'm working on right now is for an email friend. "Stolen Moments". It's a quilt draped across a wicker basket, sitting next to a barbed wire fence post with a wicker hat hanging on the post. Since you're familiar with PV, you can probably picture it. :)

I've recently started this one, so it's going to be a while in finishing it. I'm glad the team has the 15 minutes a day challenge, for getting started on the days when I think I can't find the time.

Thank you again for the reply. I look forward to seeing your finished project sometime soon!

Ann

Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them. ~Shakti Gawain


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Hi Ann,

Nice to see fellow stitchers here. It is interesting that you prefer color charts as I am the other way in that I find black and white easier to follow. Although I do love the Paula Vaughan designs they are beautiful. I am currently stitching a model for Polstitches it is the Mirabilia design Fairy Moon and it is lovely.

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Hi I am Lisa, I originally joined this site in Feb 2011, but could not seem to navigate around the site particularly well. Having put on 21 lbs since then and tried a couple of diets I have decided to give this one another go. Participating daily in something may help me keep on track with my aim to get back to a healthy BMI. I have been doing cross stitch and other forms of counted embroidery for about 20 years. I model stitch for Polstitches and have the terrible claim that I have 160 started projects so I think I am probably the Queen of the serial start. I do finish things as well but I get easily distracted :-)

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Hi Everyone, My name is Ann. I've been on Sparks before, but left and am now returning, planning to stick around this time.

I am so excited to find a cross-stitchers team. I have been stitching since I was about 12 and I'm nearly 49 now. I love the Leisure Arts patterns because they are color coded and easy to read. I need that with my older eyes these days. My favorite patterns are by the Paula Vaughan collection. Being a Southern gal, I love the country look of her paintings and LA's does a great job of converting her work into beautiful cross-stitch designs.

I look forward to getting to know all of you and hearing about what you're working on.



Ann

Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them. ~Shakti Gawain


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I just found this team!

ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Been on Spark for almost a year
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KIDS: No - boyfriend has 2 kids
PETS: no (boyfriend's son is allergic)
WORK: admin
HOBBIES: fitness!!!!! dancing, zumba, reading, cross stitch & crochet (but I do crafts mostly in winter)
WHY ARE YOU HERE: Found this group by accident; thought I'd join!

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ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Oldie but Goodie
FIRST NAME: Bridgette
STATE: Indiana
BIRTHDAY: July 4th
MARRIED: No
KIDS: No
PETS: 3 cats
WORK: Computer Geek
HOBBIES: Cross stitch, reading, watching movies/TV, cooking
WHY ARE YOU HERE: I have been a member of spark for some time and just never thought to look for a x-stitch group till now. I am working to lose 30ish pounds, and would like to meet like minded friends.

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ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Oldie, I guess...been on here for just over a year.
FIRST NAME: Meaghan
STATE: Canadian! But I've lived in Arkansas and Louisiana.
BIRTHDAY: January 2.
MARRIED: Happily single.
KIDS: Not now, not ever.
PETS: 1 black cat who is my kid.
WORK: Archivist.
HOBBIES: Cross stitch, reading, watching movies.
WHY ARE YOU HERE: I am trying to lose a nice bit of weight and saw this site- after seeing a cross stitch group on here I had to join :D

and

Tell us why or how you came to choose your USERNAME? My first and middle initial plus last name.

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Hi everyone! I am:.

ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: A newbie, been on this site four days.
FIRST NAME: Joanna.
STATE: I'm Irish, living in the Netherlands.
BIRTHDAY: June 18th.
MARRIED: Long-term partner.
KIDS: Not yet XD
PETS: Dog and cat :3
WORK: Dog groomer, not working right now.
HOBBIES: Cross stitch, reading, writing, movies, video games,...fun!
WHY ARE YOU HERE: I am trying to lose a nice bit of weight and saw this site- after seeing a cross stitch group on here I had to join :D

and

Tell us why or how you came to choose your USERNAME? Well, the new family puppy was fondly called the baby child, which I somehow turned into Babichuld XD

Here's to there being less of me to love :D


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Hi! My name is Gayle ...I've been cross stitching since 1990 and I love it! I am disabled so I can't do a lot of things but stitching and reading are my hobbies.
I have been heavy since I was a teenager and I have lost and gained about a ton since then emoticon
Hoping this team can help me with losing AND sharing my love to stitch!

Slow and steady wins the race!
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Hi everyone! My name is Lynn and I LOVE to stitch!!! I found this team thanks to RobinT63!! I have a travel stitch kit that goes everywhere with me, and currently have 3 projects in the works (small, medium and large) that unfortunately are on hold until after this weekend.

Hope everyone had a great day!

Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,
Success keeps you Glowing,
But Only Friends Keep You Going!


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Hey, y'all! I'm Amber. I'm 29 years old and I've been cross stitching since I was about 10 years old. I feel like it is a stress reliever for me. I stitch in front of the TV, or when I go somewhere that I know I'll be bored, or at work in my spare time. Sometimes it gets monotonous, so I have to go to another craft project. But I always find myself returning to cross stitching because it's what I do best.

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Hi all! I live in NC with my husband of 33 yrs. We have 2 daughters and 4 grandkids. I love to cross stitch. I have stitched a birth record piece for each grand child. I am new to SP and this team.

...with God all things are possible. Matt 19:26


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Hello. I'm Chanlsurfr. I've been stitchin' for a while. I mostly do kits and bookmarks. Right now I'm working on my biggest project to date. A songbird lap quilt.
Much as I love my cross stitching, I can't sit all day doing it. Gotta move and groove.
I saw this team and thought, Awesome!
So hello again!

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Hi, I'm Janice. It has been quite a while I have not cross-stitch and when I saw this team, it encouraged me to start again. I am married, two boys out of the home, do not take enough time for myself

Great website to track exercise: www.c2cfit.com


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Hi I just joined this team with hopes that you will keep me motivated to finish a picture I started 8 years ago will taking care of my parents they both passed away 8 years ago and I find it hard to pick it up again. I am working on a piece called Celtic Christmas. One of my resolutions is to finish it this year. Thanks for being here

I am not afraid of the storms of life, for I am learning to let God sail my ship
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I'm not really new except that I am now here to help be a co-leader. I love to do cross-stitching especially when my 3 children allow me to work on it. emoticon I hope to get better about doing it more often. I have been working on putting many of my patterns in my computer using the PC Stitch program. I'm glad I am doing this so that I can keep many of them. Some are from my mom.

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I'm new here. I've been lurking for a week or 2 and decided to start this year with posting. I'm mainly an embroiderer but love cross stitch too. Lately I've enjoyed doing the old antique looking samplers. I've been on sparkpeople for some time now but have had a hard time finding teams that are active. So here I am and going to make this new year a good fit one. Hugs.

"In Him we are chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will" Eph.1:11
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Hello, i'm Tara. I've been cross stitching since I was 11 years old. I've seen the Dog Lessons for People on www.everythingcrossstitch.com. It's really cute. I've been SP for less than a week and i'm already doing better than I do on my own. As far as what I like to cross stitch...anything cute so alot of baby stuff for those expecting and animals. Right now i'm working on an autumn angel for my mom.

The sweetest things, they burn before they shine. Diamonds and Coal - Incubus.


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Hi everyone, My name is Katie and I have been with SP for about 2 weeks or so. I am very excited I came across this group. I love to cross-stitch. I have been cross-stitching for about 15 years now. It definitely helps me to relax and have "me time". I hope to chat with all of you soon.


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Hi everyone, I am new to this team but not to SP I have been a member for awhile but then some things happened that I wont bore you all with (they are on my spark page) but now I am back so I was looking for some new spark teams to keep me occupied. I love to cross stitch so I thought that this would be a good group to join. emoticon Uhmm what else I am a wife, mom to 3 and that is about it. Look forward to getting to know everyone.

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Hi Everyone - I hope everyone is having a great Sunday -- I'm new to this team but have been a member of SP for awhile -- trying to get back on track -- first week not to bad -- I live in south central Nebr, have 6 children and 3 grandson. Which keep me very busy. I love to cross stitch I always have one going, right now I'm working on one named Riding the Wave. Well I hope to to visit with the members of teams.

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Hi everyone!!! I've been checking out some of the projects that you have been working on and each and every one is fabulous!!!! I'm very impressed with everyone's creativity and talents. I've been stichin' for more years than I can remember. My grandma taught me to stitch and crochet. Thank goodness for her talents that have kept me busy for most of my life. I'm currently working on a picture of a deer in the woods. I love working on wildlife, especially when it is life like. I posted 3 of my more recent projects on my page!

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Hi, my name is Jo Ann and I have been on sparks for a few years now. I want to begin cross stitching again. I am doing a few small ones to start with. emoticon

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Hi! I'm Sherry from Georgia. New to Spark and the group. I'm currently stitching Lizzie Kate's Dog Lessons for People.

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Hi Stitchers!

My name is Faith and I have been stitching for about 15 years or so… I am from the Chicago area and have been trying to lose weight forever and ever!

I used to be a WW member and did really good but then quit going and have gained back all the weight; unfortunately! I have been a member of this site for years…but never used it but decided that I have to do something so here I am!

Looking forward to getting to know all of you while we go forward on this journey!


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Hallo fellow stitchers! My name is Astrid and I've been stitching since the 6th grade (a really long time ago! emoticon ) I've been trying to get my stitching mojo back in addition to trying to exercise more and get into shape. Let's throw in wanting to learn German (my Mom's side) and clean up my house of clutter. My husband & three boys keep me busy too.

I've been on Spark a while, but never really did much. My friend started up again so I'm back and we'll see what happens! Even though I didn't hit the treadmill today, I did work up a sweat while cleaning the house - I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fact that it was almost 100 degrees outside!

Thanks for my welcome Erna & Anna, I appreciate it!

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Hi all! My name is Kristi and I have been a member of Sparks for awhile but as my kids are getting older I thought that I would be more active and find some groups that I have things in common with. I love to cross stitch but have become frustrated that the craft stores in my area have slowly been deleting cross stitching books. I find that if I keep projects going in the evening I tend not to snack. So here is to keeping the projects going!

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Hi Everyone!

I'm Sarah, 33, from UK and on day 2 of my new way of life!

I have been stitching since I was 18 (taught myself from a magazine!) and have done a few big projects over that time, but my favourite projects are Winnie the Pooh ones!!!!

I am currently stitching a design featuring the four seasons of the year, but incorporating cats into it emoticon

I think cross-stitch is amazing! I have mental health problems and I find cross-stitch is very therapeutic when I am down and the like, but also when I just wanna chill.

I really wanna make some new friends, so feel free to add me!!!!!!!!

Take care of yourselves, Sarah x

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Hello Lana and Susan, glad to have ya

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Hi all, I'm Susan from Illinois and new to this site. I've been cross-stitching since my grandma taught me when I was a child. Right now I'm working on a year long project for my parent's 50th anniversary. It is all in Dutch and is of the various villages in the Netherlands. I try to get an hour in each day. My goal is to be in regular size clothes and not plus size clothes by the time of my parent's anniversary party next spring. I look forward to the support that this site provides for each other.

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hi everyone.

I'm Lana, 27, from England. I've been cross stitching for a few years now and love it! prefer to do a lot of small kits, but do compelte larger ones for a challenge!

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Hello all,

I just rejoined the team after falling off the wagon. I just put my priorities back in line including making time to exercise more and to get some cross stitching in each day.

My husband and I live in Berks County, PA. We like to work in our garden, ride trains and of course I cross stitch.

Thanks for having me again!

Lisa

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I'm Sierra, 34, Married with a toddler. I've lost over half of what I want to loose (65 pounds to date). I love to cross-stitch.

Currently working on 3 projects- a Heaven and Earth design, Japanese garden- a Maritna Rosenberg piece and Garden Party- country cottage needlework.

Is it okay to post blogs here?

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So I did this backwards and posted to another thread first, but maybe I should tell you who I am. :)

I am Martha, a 23yo college student living in Texas. I am in school to teach middle school math. I have cross stitched since I was about 7 but have watched my grandmother do it all my life. I love making small things for people, and I often stray away from the norms. (I was really excited the day I stitched my first curse word) I am always looking for new ideas and even new crafts.

Thats all. Nice to meet all of you!!

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Hi I've been on SP for about 4 months now and have cross stitched since 2001. I haven't done much in the past couple of years and thought I'd join a group for it since I've just picked it back up. I'm hoping it might just encourage me to get some of my ongoing projects finished!
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Welcome to the team, CJ and Anita! It's great to have you. Looking forward to getting to know both of you. Lisa

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Hello, everyone! I'm CJ, and I've been on SP about two months now. I've been cross-stitching since I was three (okay, it was mostly my mom putting the needle in the right place and me pulling it through back then). I've got about two dozen cross-stitch WIPs right now (including one started last night - oops!), most of which are too big to lug around during my commute. I've got some pics over on my blog, craftygryphon.blogspot.com - just look for the cross stitch or cross-stitch tag on the right sidebar!

Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

And in my other life, I knit. craftygryphon.blogspot.com


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Hi, I am new to Spark People and even more new to the group. My name is Anita. I am a mom to four children (boys ages 20,19, 16 and a daughter who is 13). I found this group interesting because I thought not only could I join my weight loss goals with support, but that I could also enjoy my love of Cross stitching as well.

I live in central Illinois with my husband of almost 18 years. I have about 55 pounds I would like to see gone. I am doing what is called PRISM weight loss in order to lose it (no sugar above 4th ingredient, no enriched white four, more natural foods, no processed foods~ or very little, 1200-1500 calories a day.) I am at this moment on day 6 of the program, and now that I am through the worst of the withdrawals I am feeling great and confident I can keep to it :) Also gave up diet coke at the same time (was drinking 6 cans a day)....so very much was a double whammy.



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i Im Tami ive cross stitched for yrs just planning on getting back into it as im cleaning my "creativity" room i have sooo many projects started and not finished i like to buy kits and browse them on ebay...just like books! i have tons and collect and not do ..so in joining here ..hoping to stitch everyday even if its only 10 min's!
im from SW minnesota...and have been on spark for yrs! still trying to lose! :(

If it is to be, it is up to me.

~Tami~



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Hello! I'm also new to the team - joined about a week ago. I've been cross-stitching for about 10 years, often times never finishing a project, I'm sad to say. It's a great way to get your mind off of everything and simply focus on one thing, one X at a time and I enjoy it to the fullest! This is an awesome team to have as I don't know anyone my age (maybe there still aren't any here, but oh well) who cross-stitches so I've had no one to share that interest with me! So yay us!

- Katy


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Hi, everyone, I am new to this team. I love doing any type of needlework, sometimes I prefer to do my needlework than exercise. (Probably should not have said that.) Now I can do it and not feel guilty.

I did not realize there was a team for cross-stitchers. Thanks CLADY326, for the team idea. I am from Fresno also.

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Hi all --
I'm new. I love crafting. I dabble in lots of types--quilting, x-stitch, plastic canvas, some scrapbooking, painting, card making, stamping, recycled-crafts, etc.

I have a bunch of embroidery projects to finish. I might have enough to keep me busy most of the year without starting anything new. I craft each night while I watch tv. It relaxes me, and I really enjoy it.

Here's a link to see my 2010 creations:
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I have finished 4 other projects already this month.

glad to be here!
sandra in wi


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ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: I am a returning member!

FIRST NAME: Michelle

STATE: Georgia

BIRTHDAY: (month & day only)March 24

MARRIED: Yes, for 29 years

KIDS: One adult son

PETS: One mixed breed dog

WORK:Aspiring (nice way to say unpublished) writer

HOBBIES:Cross-Stitch, Genealogy and cooking

WHY ARE YOU HERE: I need to lose weight, but more importantly I need to regain control of several areas of my life including my health


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Tell us why or how you came to choose your USERNAME?LOL! Savannah has been colder than usual this winter (cold for us!) and I need a sunny day to escape to!

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Hi! I am Sandy from southern WV. I have been on Spark off and on for a few years. I am joining this team because I like to cross stitch, but don't sit down and do it often enough. I have found that keeping busy with Xstitch in the evenings is a good way to keep from snacking. Latest project is a Farm Babies birth announcement in the link. It is for my sister's second due in July. The first was born in August 2009, I put a picture of his announcement photo album in my photos if you are interested. Actually, I am getting back into this by doing a bunch of back stitch on an OLD project. It is a hunter and his beagle, I started it in about 1993 from a magazine pattern of about that time. I don't know why I can't finish it, but I felt guilty starting something new with it still sitting there in the box. My only wish is that I could walk and Xstitch at the same time! www.123stitch.com/cgi-perl/itemdetai
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Hi Claire, i'm evelyn, I joined today and I'm also from the uk. My daughter taught me to cross stitch and now I do it all the time, it's very therapeutic. I'm a yoyo dieter hoping to 'crack it' this time for once and for all.

Weakness hides in a culture like the rain hides in the sun. If one takes comfort in only the sunshine, you will not be prepared to face the threat of rain. Being prepared is essential. (Kanna Hirokazu, officer, Japanese navy, talking about karate)


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Hi Claire, i'm evelyn, I joined today and I'm also from the uk. My daughter taught me to cross stitch and now I do it all the time, it's very therapeutic. I'm a yoyo dieter hoping to 'crack it' this time for once and for all.

Weakness hides in a culture like the rain hides in the sun. If one takes comfort in only the sunshine, you will not be prepared to face the threat of rain. Being prepared is essential. (Kanna Hirokazu, officer, Japanese navy, talking about karate)


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Hi have done xstiching and have a project lined up I made a simple crochet baby blanket and xstiched baby animals on it for my GD she still has it 18 years later. Mary

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Hi everyone! My name is Lisa and just left another cross stitch team because it was so inactive. I have been cross stitching since I was 19 and was embroidering before that. When I was a stay-at-home mom I finished several projects a year, but now that I am working full time haven't finished one for about 8 years. I am working on putting a flag and eagle design on a shirt for my brother and also have the 5 panel Mar-Bek nativity in the works. I also have a quilt in the works that I started right before I joined the workforce 10 years ago. I hope to be more motivated to work on the cross stitch if I am in contact with others who are being productive.

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I agree, even though I am not artistic, when I finish a cross-stitch project, I feel like I have created something very artistic. Satisfies that creative need inside me I guess.

One Step at a Time....But Always Forward!


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Hi--found this team through Gramajmg. Thanks alot! I love to cross stitch and do it every single day, usually in the evenings, in front of the TV. I used to love it, and made many many projects (some of which are still hanging in my home), then about 22 years ago I went from part-time to full-time at work and hung up my canvas and needles. Then two years ago my niece was pregnant, and I decided to make her a baby sampler birth announcement. I got out my old bags of thread and went to work. I enjoyed it so much, I haven't stopped since, having made a birth sampler for my own granddaughter, Six Care Bear Names for grandkids, great niece and other kids, a Precious Moment figure ("Make a Joyful Noise"--one of my favorites, need to make another one to give to an old friend), a huge Christmas sampler (it had a design for every letter of the alphabet A for Angel, B for Bell, etc., it took me months. When I finished it, hubby said it was an heirloom, so I had it professionally framed, can't wait to hang it when I decorate for Christmas this year!) I did samplers for Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter (that was a fun pattern book!), and a Snowman design for Christmas. I am now working on another Snowman pattern, interwoven with the words "Jingle Bells." I love it--it's so bright and colorful. I'm going to devote a whole wall to my Christmas cross stitch projects this Christmas. Cross stitching keeps me out of the kitchen in the evening, a bad snacking time. Must be working I've lost 128 lbs. in the last 15 months! So happy I found this team--cross stitching is my passion too!

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Hi! I found this team browsing the Spark teams. I love to cross stitch and am hoping to join with others who also share my passion!

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