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Sun 9-Jan-11
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Rae Mond
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thank ye kindly.

I can't help wondering why only the bear in the middle is wearing wellies though...

I mean the rabbit has gone as far as getting a lovely turquoise rain coat and a slightlydodgy pink umbrella, so what's with the no shoes?

And the poor little ted at the back... he has no brolly AND no wellies, and he's being hit on the head by a big drop of rain!

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Sun 9-Jan-11
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why can't I see this?

Sun 9-Jan-11
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Rae Mond
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some sort of browser issue maybe. try quoting it, you may see it then. or try this yur linky

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Sun 9-Jan-11
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that's better cheers Rae

Sun 16-Jan-11
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Rae Mond
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finished!

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And now on with the next one,a sampler for my aunt

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Sun 16-Jan-11
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Well done, Rae. welldone Having inspired me to take up crocheting again, you've now reawakened an interested in cross stitch.  Maybe now I have some new specs I'll be able to cope with a bit of stitchery again.  I have a tiny sample somewhere which I started about 5 years ago - must dig it out and have another go.

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Sun 16-Jan-11
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wave  I always think that doing cross stitch requires such patience and concentration.  You must have both in abundance Rae.  Is it therapeutic for you?  Do the cares of the world disappear when you do it? Whatever, the results are wonderful.  welldone

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Sun 16-Jan-11
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Great stuff, Rae, you make me feel guilty about not finishing my cross-stitch. As Danuta says, it must be therapeutic for you, as your work is so good. Where do you find the time, when you work full-time? welldone

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Mon 17-Jan-11
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Rae Mond
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You're entirely right about the rest of the world disappearing Danuta, it's ace. Akin to reading a good book. The only down side is that when I'm finsihed the world reasserts itself forcefully :s Crochet is similarly relaxing. And making jewellery. It's very consuming.

I don't know about patience though. In many other aspects of life I definitely lack that. And when I find that ten rows previosuly I made a mistake that has now thrown everything else out I curse like a squaddie and generally have to put it down and go do somethign else instead.

As for the time... Well i donlt have children or any friends that live anywhere near me. evenings chez nous generally consist of Sam looking for bit and bobs for the cars on the interwebs or sitting on the floor fiddling with something or other while I sit on the sofa and stitch or do something else crafty (or spend ages reading and writing on here). The dark evenings are particularly good for this as he can't be out tinkering with the main bits of the cars and I can't be in the garden.

The bear thing has turned out brilliantly, if I say so myself, and I'm very proud of it. Seeing it sat on the coffee table makes me a feel a little warm glow. then I remember that it still has to be mounted, and the glow fades.

On the other hand, if something doesn't turn out as well as I wanted it to I have to hide it away somewhere because when I see it all I can think about is how it's not quite good enough. You win some, you lose some I guess.

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Tue 18-Jan-11
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WOW Rae, you sew so fast (and so well)!  I hope we can see pictures of the sampler for your Aunt as it progresses......

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Sat 29-Jan-11
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I've gone a bit off plan with the colours for this sampler for my aunt, what do you think?

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Mon 21-Mar-11
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finally finished the sampler! It's her birthday tomorrow, but I won't get a chance to see her so I'll be giving it to my mother on wednesday to pass on to her.

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Mon 21-Mar-11
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wave  Rae, that is wonderful and so much work.  I am sure your aunt will be delighted.  Love the framing, it suits the sampler perfectly - clever girl.  And you managed to finish it with everything else that is going on in your life.  I am so impressed. welldone

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Mon 21-Mar-11
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Thankee! It's been nearly done for ages, so I had a cocnerted effort over the weekend to get it all finished up and framed. Now to frame the bears in the rain picture for my neice's birthday next week. Don't know how I'll get that to her... might have to pass that on to my mum also, or swadle it in bubblewrap and post it maybe.

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God Rae, with everything you have on, you must have been doing this in your sleep. I love the frame, it really goes well with the colours in the sampler.

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