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3/20/10 9:31 A

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Hi Natalie-Welcome
I have a son who lives in Zebulan, GA. I live in northern, MN. I hope you reach all your goals. I am a big crochet fan. Can't wait for gardening to start up now that the snow is gone here!
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3/19/10 10:07 A

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Welcome Natalie. Good luck on your weigh loss journey! Have fun on Sparks, I think this place is great! God bless.

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Hello. I am new to SP and this group. My name is Natalie and I live near Atlanta, GA. I have been large since 8th grade but in the past few years I have started creeping closer to 200 and hearing "high blood pressure" and "exercise more" thrown around more often.

I crochet, knit and sew. In that order usually, but I have been sewing more since I got over my fear of winding the bobbin and threading the machine - just last Friday. Have you ever read the manufactures instructions for it? They will scare anyone. emoticon

I am a programmer and also enjoy photography/graphics, computers, reading, gardening, music, computer games, camping and hiking, friends and family and playing with my cat, Buddy.

I would like to learn how to enjoy the healthier foods and how to fit exercise into my schedule. I like to do most types of exercise, from walking and running to pilates, yoga and weights. I love SP since it lets us all share our experiences and trials. I hope to make some friends and pick up some healthy habits!

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Welcome Deb and good luck!

TeddyBears - EST

'Let God work on those around you, our task is to work on ourselves.' - Mark Brown

My favorite..."No man is a failure who has friends"...thanks all my Spark's friends! God bless!

Have you hugged a Teddy Bear today?!!


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3/1/10 10:07 A

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Hi all
I am about 2 months new to Spark. I am so looking forward to losing some weight and getting in shape! I like all kinds of crafts. Have lots of wood working tools-but hubby says I can't use them unless he is home and that is not often. I hope to get some ideas from other members on new and fun crafts to do with this group. I have been decopaging wooden boxes to hold decks of cards. I like to do homemade things for Christmas gifts, etc.
I have been happily married for 32 years, have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. I live on an 108 acre farm in Northern Minnesota and we have chickens and 1 goose. Lately, we have a fox and coyote hanging around too! Will have to take care of that. I take care of the homefront while my hubby earns the living. I have learned to fix just about anything and become very creative.
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Hi, I'm Geofrog and have been a member of SparkPeople since Nov. 2007. I am the leader or co-leader for Crochet Swap,Beading Junkies, Furbabies, and Small dogs, Big Hearts. I live in Washington State. I just now found this team and am excited about seeing what others do for crafts. I crochet, make gel candles, homemade soaps, bath baskets and bath items such as dusting powders and bath salts plus other things of that nature, solid perfumes, and beading work, although not jewelry. I do beaded lace Christmas trees that light up, beaded lamps, beaded candle holders and many other items. I look forward to finding new craft ideas!!! Spark On, Everyone!!!

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Welcome Tahena! Congrats on your upcoming wedding! And I wish you the very best on your weight loss journey! God bless.

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Hello crafty people,

I am Tahena, 40 yr old mother of two girls 12 and 13 yrs old. Wife to be to Glenn - getting handfasted on June 20th this year.

I love all sorts of arts and crafts, from stencil work on walls, beading, painting ceramics, scrapbooking, crystal wire wrapping, altered art, website design, and cooking (it's crafty too) and baking... landscaping, etc.. I love all things creative... even photography.

So.. I am quite ecletic, not so much into the sewing, quilting, knitting scene, although I do like cross stitch now and then...

I am right now stenciling my kitchen with ivy vines.. will figure out how to post photos of it when I am done.. I am really new to SP, this is day 3, I joined on Jan 2...

So.. anyone want to add me as a friend, I am all for it.

Thank you and I look forward to getting to know you all.

Namaste
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12/23/09 3:22 P

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Welcome Beverly-Ann! Good luck on your weight loss and crafts!!! Merry Christmas!
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12/23/09 3:07 P

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Hi, my name is Beverly-Ann. I enjoy a wide variety of crafts. The ones I enjoy the most are, woodcarving, knitting, crocheting and painting. I will anything once, just to see if I can do it. I've even tried woodworking and I now have a descent collection of both power tools and hand tools. Unfortunately, the one thing I wish I had, is more time to use them.

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3/18/09 9:49 A

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I like almost all crafty endeavors, I do all kinds of paper crafts, Knit, Crochet, Sew, Beading, Egg art, Soap and hand made paper making, Jewellery making and the list goes on.... I pretty much like all things creative. I usually have more than one project going at a time so there is a variety.



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3/18/09 8:52 A

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Thanks Erin.
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I like making cards, painting on wood stuff (my husband makes it, I paint on it), I like knitting, drawing, making crafty things I guess. I try lots of stuff. I just like doing crafts... hee hee hee.
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Welcome Teddybear and Nannan! Hope you like the group. What kind of crafts do you do?
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3/17/09 10:15 P

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Hi! I'm new to this team but not new to Spark People. I was looking for an new team to join as some of the others I was on have kind of lost their spark LOL. This looks like a great team! Love the ideas I have seen so far. Thought I would join the fun. emoticon



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Hello, I'm new here. I was on my friend's page (CYNISTER) and saw this group, so I thought I'd join (thanks).

My husband and I love to do crafts and projects together. The team sounds like fun.

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3/10/09 10:34 A

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Welcome new crafters! :)
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Although I'm not new to SP, I'm definitely new to this team and I joined because I love crafts, particularly beading and I'm always working on new projects. I make Christmas Crackers every year and I make all the favours that go in them. This year, I gave myself an ornament goal (those are the favours that go in my crackers) to make 356 by the end of November, and I've got just 32 more ornaments to go. That's how much I love making crafts - lol, sometimes I just can't stop.

A long term craft that I've been working on for the past 8 years (yes, it's taking that long and longer) is a cross-stitch reproduction of the Bruce Cockburn, front and back album cover, of "Dancing in the Dragons Jaws." It's taking this long to complete because instead of using three strands of a single colour, I'm taking three strands of different colours to recreate the watercolour background of the painting on the album cover. I like recreating album covers using cross-stitch.

My first weight goal is to get under 200 and I find when doing crafts, I tend to not snack. I just have to get more exercise, darn it all.

Anyway, I'm glad to be a part of such a crafty team and look forward to getting to know you all.


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3/10/09 9:13 A

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Hello ashley and everyone else - I too only just joined.

I have various interests and hobbies. I make hand quilled cards (usually keepsake cards) I paint, draw and write poetry and short stories too.

I love having interests.

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Hi Im Ashley! I just joined today... I love to draw and I love scrapbooking/paper crafts!

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Hi I am Erin from NC. I have an art degree and have always loved creating something, anything! I draw and paint. I work full time as a paralegal (killing me at this job so wanting to work from home eventually doing writing and DIY things)and do freelance writing on the side. Just started sewing lessons b/c I want to make DIY clothes and other stuff. No tattoos, though my weight loss reward when I lose it all is to get my first one. Just saying hey!


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1/11/09 11:04 A

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I don't do too many crafts any more, but I still do a few - it takes longer to get them done! LOL!

I have an unfinished wall plaque picture frame that I'm making out ot plastic canvas for family photos!

I'm also getting ready to scrap the front door on my pc desk. Been gonna do this soooo long, so finally the other day when I got my desk cleaned off I took off the door, so maybe now it;ll get done.

I'm also doing soul cards, this is an ongoing process, you collect pics of things that mean 'something' to you or seems to pop out at you. Then you organize certain ones & paste them on a card. Then you can do a 'reading'!



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I'm not getting crafty right now, I'm still putting away Christmas..i decorate like a maniac..putting it all away orderly is a chore as well. All is packed in the attic except the tree decor..which is tonights plan. THEN I plan to start playing around with the new bottle cutter I received for Christmas..YAY! mean while, my diet is going well..and I'm back execising..how is everyone doing with getting back on track?

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I'm new to this team and look forward to being an active member. I love all kinds of crafts.

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We have so many new members.... and I want to welcome you all. Don't just get your feet wet.... jump right in. We are all here to help you!

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Hi every1 i'm new 2 sp & luv arts & crafts

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Greetings all -- I love Arts & Crafts and I'm looking forward to getting Healthier in the New Year. Good Luck to you all -- and hopefully we can chat about common crafts :) I'm into painting, glass painting, femo, candle making, doll making & my latest passion has been decorating my new 1920's home. :)

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Hi fellow crafters,
I'm new to SP and and excited to do some things for myself. I have put me off for too long and in doing so have gained too much weight and stopped doing what I love, arts and crafts. I'm really looking forward to 2009 being a great year for me. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and learning some new tricks of the trade so to speak. I'm pretty much a jack of all trades, master of none, but I love trying just about anything. I love to think outside the box and use things not for their intended purpose. I'm really into recycling and reusing things to make new things. I also sell my crafts at my church boutique twice a year. That helps to pay for more supplies. emoticon

You are special and you deserve to be healthy!

God bless you and yours today!

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Just popped into say hi.

6/6/10~290.0 lbs! I'm a work in action of the Spirit's~I'm surviving now~1 day I'll SPARKLE! Be true to ourselves!
Leader~ from COAL to a DIAMOND~ join us!
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1/2/09 8:31 P

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Hi every one! I'm Mary. I've been at SP since 12/31, and I'm still a newbie. Thanks, Kelly, for inviting me to this team. I'm not really artsy craftsy, but I do have some artistic abilities. My favorites used to be colored pencil and air brush. But, it's been awhile. I also have several gourds that I 'plan' to do something with-carving, burning, painting, imbedding, etc. I hope that since I've exposed myself, I'll be motivated to do it!!LOL

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Hi everyone! I love arts and crafts and can't wait to get to know all of you.
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Hi, my name is Karen and I am 68 years old, retired administrative assistant, living in Utah with my wonderful husband of 48 years in our beloved log house in the mountains with our dog, Marley. We have the blessing of being parents to 6 children and 21 delightful grandchildren, most who live outside of Utah. I love to camp, read, oil paint, any craft, quilt and being alive. My husband and I belong to a group of 5 couples of seniors who camp and ride our ATVs and we are called "The Over The Hills Angels". We have a lot of fun. But I really need to lose weight and get in better health. I look forward to your inspiring ideas and stories.

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We are all glad to have all you new members. If you need anything or want to post anything please feel free to do it....becausethis is OUR group and we are all here for the same common goal!

Kelly

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15% Goal is 50
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30% Goal is 100
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Hi all. Im new here all around and this looks like just the place for me. My name is Ctaci and I am 30yrs old. I have been married for 4.5yrs and have two boys ages 10yrs and 19mos.. Im working on getting off the baby weight and then some! Arts and Crafts wise - I am a knitter, crocheter, I make jewelry, and just random crafts from the shows I watch. My favorite craft this year was my paper bag basket I made. It was like basket weaving but with paper bags from the grocery store. It was tough to get the pieces made but the weaving was fun.

Im on SP to lose about 30-60lbs. My first goal is 160 by Halloween or even just 5lb baby steps!

Thanks for the heads up about this group!

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Hi, My name is Chris, I'm a hairstylist by trade. I just joined you crafty ladies and gents. I also love to work with my hands. I will use any/many mediums. I jump from one thing to another. I'm looking forward to sharing ideas with you while trimming down. emoticon

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Hey - I saw this and had to join. I love crafts of all sorts - but my favorite is painting just about anything (wood, ceramics, canvas). I have a degree in interior design, make most of my Christmas decorations, and wish I had time for more. This coming year, one of my projects will be replacing a ceramic nativity set - unfortunately, this season saw the destruction of several key pieces - I'm down to one wise man and one shepherd, and several of the animals have had accidents (but it was about 10 years old, so it's time!) emoticon

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Hello, I am hopeing to lose enough weight that my knees don't hurt anymore! I love to knit, bead ornaments, make earrings and sew. Nice to meet you all!

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Hello. I joined SP last week. I have a lot of weight to lose and I'm hoping the support here will help. I love painting and crafting so when I saw this group, I knew it was for me! I look forward to getting to know everyone. :) Penny

I've lived the past 25 years telling myself, each time I fail that I'll start again TOMORROW, yet tomorrow never seems to arrive. If it does, and I mess up, I've used, "oh well, I can start again TOMORROW."
Tomorrow has got me where I'm at,..literally I am dying. 7 surgeries in the past 6 years, ALL but 2 are related to my weight. From this point on, I CHOOSE LIFE. From now on,
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Hi everyone! My name is Maria and I live in Irving Texas (Home of the Dallas Cowboys for the rest of this season). I have lost 34 pounds in the last 5-6 months due to an illness but have decided to use this "mis"fortune to my advantage and continue on the healthy path. I love to cross stitch, scrapbook, and I have made 2 quilts in my lifetime. I hope to make new common friends on this team. emoticon

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Hi, every1. My name is Marcia(marsha), 40 yrs old married this time for 9yrs. My kis r all grown, until recently I was raising my oldest granddaughter. My time is divided between taking care of my dad, the house, volunteer work & church. I've only just started taking care of me. I LOVE crafts!!! Crocheting & plastic canvas mostly, but just like to creat things. emoticon

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What part of GA? I lived there in Albany for 4.5 years, I do miss it sometimes! Good to meet you!

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Hey Everyone! I'm Rhonda, a 36 year old mother of 2 girls(13 & 9)..My husband, daughters and I moved to GA 4 yrs ago, leaving the snow and cold of RI behind...I love doing crafts and am looking forward to sharing ideas with ya'll...

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11/5/08 11:04 P

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Hello and thanks for the invite! As soon as I get the hang of this I will be looking in from time to time to chat! I am located in the coal region in PA. I have always been a crafter at heart but I have not always had the outlet. I am hoping to be more active!

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11/5/08 10:06 P

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Hi Kelly,
I wanted to thank you for the warm welcome being new to SP an the invite. I do lots of different crafts myself.
My hubby plans to retire in 15 months. We're going to built another new home here on our land with an aviary. But I see you mentioned rooms for your crafts. ;) I think I'll have to add that into our blueprints also. LOL

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11/5/08 10:15 A

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Hello All! My name is Becca, I am currently living at Fort Drum, NY, moved here in may and hate it!!! Anyways my husband is about ready to deploy to Afghanistan in Dec. and I have 4 kids which keep me busy. I love to cross stitch and I am begining to learn on how to quilt, maybe that might keep me occupied until my husband comes home. emoticon

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11/3/08 5:04 P

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Hi, I am Lisa..thank you for telling me about this team Kelly! I am re-joining spark people after taking a year absent..new name, new life! I was down to my happy weight goal, moved 1000 miles to take care of my mom who was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, got PG, had baby, lost my mom, and gained and gained.. enough is enough and I am back! I am a 32 year old stay at home mom of three boys..13, 6 and 5 months. I LOVE to craft and look forward to meeting you all and sharing ideas!

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11/3/08 1:23 P

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Hello everyone, I'm Stacy. I live in West Virginia. I'm 27 and have 4 kids. I call myself a freelance artist but have not done any real work in a few months now. I love arts and crafts and could most likely find something to make out of just about anything. My husband always complains when I try to buy more "craft" things since I tend to get ideas, but have no time to actually follow through. I guess having 4 kids will do that to a person, especially with them all under 7 years old.

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10/31/08 4:21 P

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Hi! I'm a country girl from Western NY that is displaced in Virginia Beach. I do most all crafts. I guess my favorite is quilting. I do a lot of sewing as well. I am a full time nanny for two babies under two years old. In Jan there will be 3 babies! So, quilting is what I do to relax in the evenings after putting in at least 12 hours with the babies. I used to work at a craft store and was able to take all the classes for free. I really enjoyed learning but soon realized I was spending more than I was making! LOL So, I have been a nanny for the past 4 years and working on crafts nights and weekends.
I also worked parrot rescued and rehabilitation and have several in my home. They are wonderful creatures that respond to love and patience. I have pictures of a couple that I have rescued on my page.


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10/28/08 8:07 P

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Hello Ladies! I am from Northern Mn and I love to paint on canvas and glass bottles that I find that are pretty. I paint scenary mostly. I have done ceramics. I love taking photos! I am interested on learning how to do painted glass windows!

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10/25/08 10:34 A

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Hello all! My name is Charity and I am a 29 year old mother and wife in Colorado. I have about 30 pounds left from a big weight gain 4 years ago. I am in the "loose 10 pounds a month" club, so I am hoping to get this off by Valentines day, but I am really just trying to be healthier and letting my body just discard the extra weight as I go.
My husband I are trying to get pregnant, but I have some medical issues that are making it difficult. I had a laparotomy last March for severe endometriosis and I found out it destroied one of my tubes and they aren't sure if the other one will except an egg, so we have that concern. I was also told that there was such extensive damage/adhesions to my colon that when I go back, I will end up with a partial bowel resection and a temporary colostomy. Yeahh.....Before my surgery when we were trying it caused severe pain, so we are going to stick with it until my pain starts coming back full force. So far my pain has been nonexistant/very minimal, which I thank God for every day, but this is not even my first full month off the pill, so we will see. Unfortunatly, it will most likely come down to me getting pregnant in the next six months or having a Total Hysterectomy, whcih is one of the main reasons I want to loose this weight now. If I don't don't get pregnant, I don't want to go through surgical menopause with 30 pounds hanging on.
On a lighter note, I have always been crafty, but I havn't sold anything in a craft show for a while. I do alot of scrapbooking, sewing and card making. I can also pretty much replicate anything I see while I am shopping, so if I see something I like, I just go home and make it instead of buying it. I mostly do it for friends and family because I am too busy to get a large number of things done for a show.
I recently started a project to keep my mind off of everything else that I think will be cute when I am done, but right now I am still designing the pattern and working on getting it right. I'll keep everyone updated when it is done!

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I figured it would help to have a place for people to introduce themselves since we have gotten a few new members lately... which we couldn't be happier about. If you have been a member for awhile and want to tell a bit about yourself again PLEASE do.

Here is alittle about me....

My name is Kelly and I live in Tallmadge, Oh. I have been heavy for as long as I can remember. My husband and I really want to lose weight, so we are trying to make a lifestyle change because we also want to have children. I have been very unfocused for months and finally got my rear in gear again.

I am a very creative person by nature. I have my degree in photography and that has been a passion of mine. I also work with stained glass and fused glass. I have be taking some painting one stroke classes and recently picked up another kiln with about 20 pottery molds... so I am going to teach myself pottery now too. I am always thinking of ideas or when I see something I like I am always trying to figure out how to make it or change something up. My husband and I finished our basement last winter and we also made a 2 room studio for me, so I can work on my many arts and craft projects. Personally... I think my husband wanted me to keep all my stuff in one area and not in every room of our house. Now that I think of it he also probably enjoys the fact I am quieter when I am in my studio since I am a talker by nature. I enjoy sharing ideas, so this is why I started this group and ask Carol to help us with our group. We can't make a success group without all of YOU!

Kelly

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