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Stay Tuned For Change

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For those who have been loyal followers I’ve been gone for a while. I will be back soon with a new name and probably a new blog. Having a philosophical difference with WordPress and will probably be moving my writings. Look for information on Tricraftual which is the name that I will be using.  See you soon

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It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

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I made a vow to myself that involved not buying every canvas that I see. I cannot create another stash. Good grief I have enough yarn to crochet and/or knit my way to Chicago. And now I have the nerve to have a needlepoint crush. Help me Lord.

Flowers in a Pot

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Sorry I don’t know the artist or the name of the canvas if there is one. Purchased the canvas at Rita’s needlepoint store in NYC. After I got it home I thought what the heck I don’t like this canvas or rather don’t like the colors. Have no fear Pam and crew at the Edwardian Needle in Fairfield, NJ came to my rescue.

Flowers in a Pot with beautiful threads.
Flowers in a Pot with beautiful threads.

I am stitching away and so far so good will keep you informed about the progress. Here is a video description youtube=http://youtu.be/ZahaL5zDfcg]iption

About those knitted converse sneakers…

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The Confessions of a Yarnho

Yesterday, while in the mall browsing with Shelbey I came across the knitted sneakers I had seen on the web and lost all of my mind. I was happy and then instantly sad, they didn’t have my size ;/

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after trying to find out where I could find my size I learned they only had these because someone returned them. The store doesn’t carry these normally. *insert sad face* So I take the picture, post it on Instagram, Facebook  and send it to Shelbey (she is in a different store) and she is all “MOMMY!! you have to have those, like did you ask them to call another store?” as she drags me back to the store. When did the roles change?  Anyway we leave the mall with out them and I am super sad.

Here is why I love my fans/followers, my FB and IG feeds were blowing up…

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Fiber Has No Politics

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Just read  The Confessions of a Yarnho one of the blogs that I follow and GG was talking about meeting a fellow fiber lover and all they had in common. Funny because this morning I saw a post from a fiber friend that told me that we have very different political views.  It gave me food for thought because when I post here all I care is about my latest knitting, crocheting or needlepointing project. When we meet at a store or festival we only talk about what we have in common not our differences. It made me think that this could be a lesson for us all. Life is short, use yarn and enjoy!!!

Needlepoint drawn by my husband and stitched by me.
Needlepoint drawn by my husband and stitched by me.

Today I Hate Technology!!!!!!

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Yesterday I downloaded the Yosemite operating system for MAC for my five month old computer. Now it won’t boot up without extraordinary means and once booted up I no longer have sound ( not even showing the speakers exist). Every page obtained via Google Chrome (my browser of choice) looks like a scene from a 1980’s club with a strobe light. It is impossible to look at it which is great since I teach online! And here is the best part I bought my computer from Best Buys not Apple and Apple will not help me for free! I am unhappy to say the least. I didn’t post yesterday and can’t really get myself together tonight.

Ah well tomorrow is another day.

Stretcher Bars Arrive

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Well the stretcher bars came today. My husband and I put a set together but I don’t think they are a great fit for this canvas. The 9″ seemed too short and so we went with the 10″. Wasn’t able to pull really tightly and I decided to go with this configuration but I think it could have been better. Will need help with this process. Have decided to use basketweave stitch for the background so it shouldn’t matter. Learning more each day!

Stretchers attached
Stretchers attached