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This is going to be hard.  Back in September I posted 30 Things and I am going to try really hard to give 10 whole new things you might not know about me.

1.  I consider myself a picky eater but I am willing to try almost anything once as long as I know what it is that I am eating.

2.  When I was in high school I wanted to be a teacher or a social worker.

3.  I have body image issues and I am trying to not pass that on to my daughter.

4.  I regret not having another child.  This is something that is both our decision and not.

5.  I am a Republican and a Christian.  I do not believe it is my place to say who a person can love and if they should be allow to marry or not, or what a woman can and can’t do with her body.

6.  I don’t like to stitch based on the season.  If I want to stitch a project in the winter that is themed for the summer or Halloween at Christmas time, I will.

7.  With the exception of a couple of courses, I didn’t go to college.  Another regret.

8.  When I married my husband I had planned on taking his name and dropping my maiden name.  However, when the time came to do that I decided to hyphenate legally because I felt my maiden name was a gift since I was adopted and couldn’t let it go.

9.  I don’t ever want to live without a dog as part of our family, but I am pretty sure I will never have three again.

10.  I do not think that I have been a good daughter, niece, sister, aunt, friend, wife or mother.

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This is an old SBH question that I didn’t answer back when it was asked.

#8 What has been your favorite project to stitch? (either finished or in progress)

Yikes…. I have to pick just one??

This is a very hard question to answer.  I do have several. So here are a few.

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framed Holiday Snapper

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How many needles have you lost? Feel free to estimate. Tell us your best “lost needle” story ;)
 
 I have lost just a few needles here and there, usually all found at some point. However, my best “lost needle” story the needle wasn’t really lost.
 
Back when my daughter was in 2nd grade, I was stitching on a project one afternoon in late January while she was in school. I had the fabric in a Q-snap with a spare needle on the fabric as well as the needle that was attached to the floss. When the time came to pick her up from school, I parked my needle, decided to leave the project out next to my stitching chair, crated the dogs… our 3 1/2 half year old Labradoodle, JoJo and a 10 month old Beagle, Daisy… and left. It was a lovely day out and I decided to let Hannah play with her friends for a bit. By the time we got home my husband was home from work, napping on the sofa (with dogs out of crates) so I started to make dinner. But I noticed that my stitching wasn’t exactly were I left it. I went over to pick it up then started to panic when I noticed that both needles were missing!
 
I looked every where for them even pulling out the magnate I have to run over the carpet trying to find them. I found only one. I knew that Daisy was the one who had messed with the stitching, she was after all still a puppy who wasn’t yet fully trained. So we called the vet and rushed her there so that they could take an x-ray. And sure enough, they brought us the film and should us the needle. (They were very concerned about where the floss was that had been attached to the needle.) Unfortunately they didn’t have the equipment to get the needle, so we rushed to the emergency vet hospital a few towns over. After a surgery and a weekend stay the needle was returned to us with our beagle baby.
 
Stitching is always put away into a project bag noq and never left out even if I think I will be getting right back to it, needles are always stored safely as well. Thankfully, we haven’t had another needle go missing.
 
 

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Eventually there comes a time when you’re not feeling well, whether it’s the flu or a cold or something else entirely. The question is, do you manage any stitching when you’re under the weather or does it just have to wait for better days?

Great timing on this question for me.  I can usually stitch when I have a cold, that doesn’t usually stop me.  However, I have been suffering from several headaches a day since the first of the year.  I am on day 37!  And I can’t usually stitch when I have a headache.  I have been to the chiropactor for a few adjustments and a massage that are helping, I have another adjustment tomorrow and three next week.  They are getting better and I am keeping my fingers crossed that soon I will once again be headache free and can stitch again.

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Blog Hop #14

What was your biggest stitching accomplishment in 2012? What was your favorite stash acquisition in 2012 and will you be using it in 2013?

I didn’t really stitch as much as I would have liked but my favorite finish for the year would be Lizzie*Kate’s A Good Marriage. I stitched this in secret to give to my husband for our 15th wedding anniversary that we celebrated in October.

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During 2012 I bought the L*K’s 6 Snow Belles (companion piece to the 6 Fat Snowmen), started the auto for CCN Santa’s Village and picked up some other projects here and there. I am not sure what I want to stitch the most of these, because I am trying to focus on actually finishing some of my WIPS.

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#9 What are your must-have stitching tools and aides? Other than your trusty scissors, of course. Is there a problem you have had when stitching that you created your own solution for, or have you purchased a tool that helped?
 
 I love a snippet jar for my tiny bits of threads.  This is what I currently use for my snippets.

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#7 What do you do with the floss, thread, beads, and other elements you have left over from full project kits?

Depends on the kit what I do with the extra floss.  If it is the kind of kit that comes with skeins of GAST, WDW, Crescent Colors, DMC or the like, I just add them to my floss stash.  If it’s one of the kits that doesn’t really tell you the brand of floss… I cut it up for the snippet jar which gets emptied in the spring in the back yard for the birds.

Left over beads get added & mixed  into a clear box because I think it looks pretty on display.

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