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I noticed that Joann’s Fabric had a coupon on their site that expired tonight, 25% off your entire purchase. Aaron and I went over and I dropped about $40 after the coupon on hoops, needles floss, fabric and a few starter kits so I can start doing cross stitch and embroidery. My mom got me started on doing latch hook the summer between 3rd and 4th grades. We had just moved and I didn’t have any friends in the area, so I remember spending my time doing these little kits while I sat on the floor of the unfinished basement. I expect that I looked very creepy as I still had naturally carrot orange hair at the time, hunched over a piece of fabric, stabbing at it with a needle with a cat sitting next to me. I would talk to myself a lot during that period of time.

I’m actually looking forward to getting back into some sort of crafting. I remember taking home economics in jr. high school and I made a few stuffed animals from kits. I gave them away to family members, but I remember the best one I did was a life size Siamese cat. I gave that one to Grandma Weaver. I think she had just had a double mastectomy to get rid of the cancer.

I’m looking forward to making some highly inappropriate patches for people to sew on to their jackets.

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