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& perhaps last pair of knit socks (almost) complete!

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I have many years of experience in the art of crochet. All thanks to my very patient, loving & wonderfully talented mother who not only selflessly raised 7 children but also instilled in each of us an appreciation & love for all things art.

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Knitting on the other hand is a newer adventure for me. My very first ever knit project was a cabled scarf. Being the adventurer I am, I decided on cables because well, that’s just how I roll. Although I do not possess any photographic evidence of that first knit project as I have since gifted it, you’ll have to take my word for it when I say it turned out beautifully. Therein began my love of all things knit.

Shortly thereafter I put the needles away for a while in pursuit of other craft & life related activities. I’ll admit I have a tendency to become bored very easily which is one of the reasons I enjoy a good challenge. The more frustratingly difficult the more appealing it is to me.

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Speaking of challenges, just recently I was asked to knit a pair of socks. Hmmm never knit socks before but thought to myself ‘really how hard can it be
Turns out it’s actually not difficult at all. However, knitting a pair of socks is about as much fun as ….well I can’t even think of anything more tedious.
To say I am not enjoying knitting these socks would be a gross understatement. I should mention here that my dislike is in no way a reflection of the designer/artist of sock patterns or people who enjoy knitting socks. I’m guessing my lack of enthusiasm is completely a result of my need for instant gratification & lack of ability to sit still for long periods of time.
It is taking forever to complete this pair mainly because after finally finishing the first, I’ve been avoiding knitting the 2nd as though it were the plaque. My house is spotless but these socks are not done!
I actually contemplated shipping this one single sock & claiming the other must have been lost in the mail. Last night though I begrudgingly began working the matching sock to make up the pair.
I am counting down the hours to completion.
I’m pretty sure it is safe to say I will not be attempting any new knit sock projects for a while.
When if I do though, I have my eye on these amazing socks from 15 year old designer Josiah over at The Sock Monkey. .

My sister recently asked me to knit her a sweater. If anyone is looking for me I will be avoiding my sister like the plague……

“If you could talk to your thirteen year old self what would you say?”

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Some words of wisdom:   Although sometimes you may feel lost in the crowd know you are blessed to have been born into a family surrounded by lifetime friends in the making!  Siblings understand you like no other, support you regardless of the circumstance and truly love and care for you.  Try to return these favors with gratitude and kindness. Your sisters will always  have your back with the very best of intentions.  They are now and always will  be your very best friends!

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1970’s version of my thirteen year old self roasting marshmallows with some of my siblings and cousins.   I like my marshmallows burnt to a crisp…..don’t judge me!  lol
That blonde girl is me standing next to  the most amazing people I know, my sister Nan & brother Thomas. (In the blue shirt).

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70’s Halloween photo of me with some of my siblings. ( brothers Thomas and Chris, me and my sister Nannie Noonie). Halloween also happens to be my beautiful Mother’s birthday! I think she looked forward to the couple of hours  peace & quiet while the kiddies got to trick or treat!

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I was a little older than 13 at this time…thinking around 20yrs.
My best friends/sisters and I on a Florida Vacation sometime in the 80’s
good times, good times!

Be especially kind to your parents no matter how irritating they may seem at your age. Someday you will not have the opportunity to let them know how much you truly appreciate and love them for everything they do & for the supportive loving parents that they are. Understand that they are not perfect.  Consider the fact that Mom and Dad are making many sacrifices for you & your siblings to enjoy all the fruits of their hard labor.

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The best parents in the universe on their wedding day.
Love them both so much!
Dad passed on in 1990 from brain cancer. I miss him so much every single day. I am very fortunate that I had the opportunity to spend time with him and tell him how much I love him before he left us. RIP my dear Dad!

Cleaning your room is really not that big of a deal when you consider the time and energy your parents place into raising you.  Be grateful & appreciative.

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Never forget where you come from, who you are and the people who mean the most.  Your life has only just begun….there is so many wonderful opportunities to look forward to!!!!!

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Life is GREAT!

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“Are you a Twitter-lover? Or maybe you can’t get enough of Pinterest? Do you need to share every meal on Instagram? Do you waste away the hours watching Youtube? Or Facebook is your comfort zone? Tell us about your favourite social media channel and why”

I’m not sure if it is a favorite because I’m not really into social sites but I appreciate Facebook for allowing me to stay in touch with my loved ones near and far.

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extreme edit of the G-doodles and a friend.
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I love logging on to find posts from my Mom who turns 84 this coming Halloween. She’s adorable and always posts  something equally adorable. During the times I am away from home & not available to speak with mom everyday it is great to see her posting to Facebook….it lets me know she is OK. :). I’m so fortunate to have my wonderful Mother still in my life. Love her beyond measure.

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My beautiful Mom (in black) with her adorable sister, my aunt -Best Friends Forever! 

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