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Aabye message #61
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 15, 2015 at 3:03:04 PM
 
Melanie,

Another chapter done here.. We just handed over the keys to our apartment.. We couldn't finish the paintjob in it, so we have to pay them to paint the walls and ceilings one last time.. Otherwise we were good to go..
I have no problem with paying them to give the everything one last layer of painting since I am sooooo very tired by now. I can barely keep my eyes open... ZzzzZzzzZZZzzzzZZ


It is to bad that selling a house sometimes is all about the money like yours were...
We have houses here being sold by the same reason here.. But mostly the foreclosures here ends up on auctions, especially if they don't sell after a couple of months. You can get really nice houses for no money at all here if you are willing to look for them at the house auctions...
Of couse most of them are old pieces of s***, but even then you might get a huge property for nothing at all where you can build a new house..

It is really funny though, since Denmark is such a small country the houses here sell by what is 'in' at the moment.. 20 years ago, litterally no one wanted to live close to the sea, so even houses with beautifull views sold for nothing... Then people didn't want to live in the cities, so everything even close to the cities seold for nothing.. Now people want to live in the middle of the big cities, so all houses just a few miles outside the city centres cost practically nothing..

We made a fantastic deal on our hose, since it is 6 km outside the city centre it costs nothing. But the city we moved to expands rapidly.. So in a few years we could actually make a profit on our house if we wanted to.
We talked about building our own in 10 years or so. Still in the same 'area', but a bigger, newer house.. I need to have room for my yarn... And all my nail stuff Tongue Out 



Anyhow, I hope you are really happy with your house after all.. No matter how much work you had to put in it Smiley Smiley



.oO(Relaxing in the living room with a glass of chilled wine.. <- It is not the worst Wink


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Stitchboard Admin message #62
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 16, 2015 at 2:59:34 AM  (in response to Aabye message #1)
 
Line,

I'm sorry you've had to eat the cost on the apartment painting, but that said, I think you did the smart thing.  Obviously, it would not be worth the extra money to stress yourselves out to paint the apartment and to waste your time on it, particularly when you're so tired.  Cutting your losses on that really is the right thing to do.  There are issues where you have to pick your battles, and you chose this one wisely.  Kiss  The important thing is that you rest up now, regroup, tie up the loose ends on your new home, and relax and enjoy.  Kiss

How do the house auctions generally go...do the prices tend to go up because it's an auction, or do they stay very, very low?  Are foreclosures common there?

Our market here was a bit strange.  We had a bunch of foreclosures, but since a lot of us were all looking at the same time, those foreclosures didn't last long, so by the time we were able to get into the market, the house we got was literally the only one left in our price range.  It wasn't our first choice...but it was our only choice.  Other people were lucky enough to have better choices.

That's really interesting about how what's "in" changes there!  Do you find the popularity of homes by the sea can change depending on climate for any given year?  I, for instance, would love a seaside home in theory...but in reality, I'd be very, very afraid of weather that could wipe out the house.  (Some of that is due to memories of flooding.)

I can understand the popularity of houses in the city.  Many cities become extremely expensive, of course.  If we had unlimited funds, I'd love to live in Manhattan.  But not full time, mostly because it gets very, very hot there in the summer and can snow a lot in the winter.  LOL, dare to dream, huh?!  Wink

That sounds like a fantastic deal on your house Kiss, and that's not far out of the city center at all!  Even better that the city is growing and you have good chances of profiting from that should you decide to sell your house later!  Kiss

I hear you about needing room for your yarn!  Kiss  Do tell about the nail stuff...do you paint custom designs on your nails or something?  Kiss

Well, the work here is seemingly endless and ongoing, sigh.  And everything is on hold at the moment because of a stupid dead tree that keeps dropping branches.  The tree is very, very old and should have lasted for many years, but because carpenter ants found it and have been tunneling in it, it's weakened the branches and now the tree must go.  We had one very large branch fall, thankfully where it did little damage, but now we worry every time it rains or we have a lot of wind, because we can hear (thankfully smaller) branches hitting the roof a lot of times.  We were originally scheduled to have the stupid thing removed, but then the guy who had agreed to the job (the only one who will handle a tree of this size) is off doing something else, so we wait and wait.  We went from having a specific date for when this would happen to having no clue as to when it will.  Frown

In the meantime, the other work that has to be done ranges from immediate needs to things that shouldn't - but can and must - wait.  Every door needs to be replaced, for instance.  The reason is because two owners ago, the guy was an alcoholic, and in a fit of pique, probably because of his anger at the mortgage company, he threw out all of the antique interior doors.  Our neighbor garbage picked them and gave them to someone who was remodeling (this was over 10 years ago), but in the meantime, after this place went to the next owners, they went out and bought apparently very cheap interior doors, and they're all in bad shape.  The doors are kicked in, broken, don't close right, etc.

A lot of people get angry and mess things up when foreclosure is imminent...but what many of them don't realize is the big bad bank with whom they're attempting to get even doesn't really give a crap about it...more money, less money...it's all the same to them, as a few thousand price difference one way or another is nothing for them.  The people who are really affected by stuff like that are the ones who, like us, end up buying the house next.  So because the previous people were foreclosed on, they didn't leave a single curtain rod or air conditioning unit, forcing us to start from scratch.  Frown

Due to the lack of air conditioning units left for us, we need to install central air, as the hotter days are getting quite miserable with only two small window units for two of the rooms, which we purchased as it began getting hot.  When the temperatures go up very high, we have to take our meals upstairs into one of the two rooms, because it's too miserable in the kitchen.  But where do we start?  If we buy air conditioning units for every room in the house, it will be nice and cool...but then that's money better spent on central air conditioning, so it doesn't pay to keep throwing away money on temporary solutions...except it then gets sooooooooo hot in much of the house.  Cry

Many of the windows are old and need to be replaced, but in the meantime, they have to stay as they are.  There also isn't a single working window screen, so we can't even open windows for fresh air!  (The kitty would sneak out.)  Most of the window screens are nonexistent, and the few that remain are slashed.

This house has really been terribly abused.  We plan to restore it, but it's going to take a looooooong time, and not a little bit of money.  Frown

It's better than where we were, so it's not that we're complaining...but it's hard at times to live in a place that needs so much work.

Awww, enjoy the wine and have a drink for me!  Kiss  Better still, have several, so I can live vicariously through you.  Wink


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Aabye message #63
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 16, 2015 at 12:51:50 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Melanie,

The auctions here start really really low...
You can even be lucky to get a newly renovated home about 140 square meters (I'm not sure how big that is in square feet), for maybe half of what we paid for ours.. o.O

Most of the houses on auction needs a lot of love, but you can still get a nice big property, with an okay house for around 500.000 dkr ($73046) if you are fast :p

Foreclosures are not very common here.. At least not anymore.. Since the financial crisis in 2008 the banks are not very willing to loan money out.. 
Actually I just looked it up.. There are 293 houses on forced auctions right now wich is not that many..

I would absolutely love to live by the sea.. We do not have natural disasters here as you have over there.. We seldomly have floods, and when we do you US citizens would look at it like it was some kind of kiddie pool.. :p

Of course our weather can be rough, but we do not have huge hurricanes and stuff.. So I would not worry about living by the ocean.. Maybe one day Cheesy Cheesy The popularity doesn't shift because of the weather. But simply by popularity.. 

A big city house - NICE.. Especially if you are career orientated..  Not for me, I would not live in the middle of a big city. I have been there, and I am not doing that again, unless I do not have a choise. 

Terrible about all the stuff that needs replacing.. :/ Especially the air condition units.. Can't you get some used cheap ones for starters? I don't know how that stuff works, since we don't need that here.. 

And the doors.. KNIT SOME Cheesy Cheesy Veeeeeery decorative.. Cheesy <- Not funny, but I have pretty pictures in my head right now.. 
So sorry about the windows.. It is a pain in the a** to replace, and expensive like hell... :/

Uuuuufff.. And the tree.. Sad How big is it? Is it really impossible to get someone else to do it than the jerk who is letting you wait..? It will need to be cut before the snow comes Sad

I can understand you 'suffering'. Better than before, but still not the best.. 
That was why we only looked at houses that did not need any restoration of any kind.. It is smaller than we originally wanted, but with two small children, work, school and so on we would never get a house done :/

Sending good vibrations your way.. And curses to the tree guy.. 


 



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Aabye message #64
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 16, 2015 at 1:27:08 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Oh... Alomost forgot.. 

I do acrylic nails.. :p
I have tons and tons of nail stuff.. Almost as must as my yarn Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy





 

 
 


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Stitchboard Admin message #65
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 17, 2015 at 2:40:12 AM  (in response to Aabye message #3)
 
Line,

140 square meters is over 1500 square feet, which is a decent size...larger than our house, though not by a lot.  Actually the $73k+ price is probably a good one, but it does depend on the area here.  Some places have housing prices that are way more, some have housing prices that are way less.  But a lot of the lower-priced areas aren't very good (or the houses aren't in very good shape).  Or both.

Foreclosures still happen here...I'm amazed what happened in '08 affected you guys so negatively, too!  Cry  On the auction side, though, they start at a very low price and go up from there.  We had looked into a couple of them and they weren't at all feasible, because our realtor said that though the starting prices sounded good, the bids would shoot way up.   So we steered clear of them and looked at the ones that were being sold instead of auctioned off.

I'm glad to hear your homes by the sea don't fare what many other homes do!  I would still be sooo afraid, though.  It's one of those things that sounds good...but in reality, I'd be too worried!

Do you think you'll ever get a house by the sea, then?  Kiss

How is the climate by the sea...is it colder or warmer or about the same?

LOL, I wouldn't want to live in Manhattan all the time.  Just certain times of the year, when it's not too hot, not too cold.  Smile

Used and/or inexpensive air conditioners are a rarity, particularly when the weather is warm.  We could probably find some in the middle of the winter...but of course that would require waiting during the hotter months!  So we had no choice but to buy a bare minimum of new window units to have basic cooling.  Frown

LOL, if knitted doors would work, that would be wonderful!  Laughing  They do need to be real doors, though.  To keep the air in the rooms that have air conditioning, to keep the kitty out of rooms where she isn't allowed, etc.

Yeah, not looking forward to eventually replacing the windows.  Hopefully there will be a good sale on them when that day arrives!

The tree is huge.  Someone once told us he estimated the tree trunk was 4 feet across...he was so wrong.  It's something like 6 or 7 feet across!

And that's the problem.  Nobody else in this area will touch that tree.  Cry

I'm so glad you guys purposely found a house that didn't need work.  Kiss  For us it was the only choice, because the better houses were priced way high.

LOL...love how you sent curses to the tree guy...made my day!  Laughing  Thank you for the good thoughts, too.  Kiss  Sending some right back to you!  Kiss

I love your nails!  Sooo beautiful how you added the "gems."  Kiss

I once did my nails for a costume...a base of black, red was painted diagonally on one side of each nail, and a gold line diagonally down the middle where the two colors met was added after.  It was fun!  Smile

Thank you for sharing your pics and feel free to share others anytime...your nail work is as beautiful as your crochet!  Kiss


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Aabye message #66
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 17, 2015 at 4:30:23 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #5)
 
Melanie,

Our house is 142 square meters which is a odd number.. :p We coud easily fit another bedroom in it if we wanted to have a smaller kitchen - but who would want to do that? 
The boys room a really big for a house from the 60's.. 12 and 11 square meters.. Our bedroom is small, only 8 or 9 square meters, but then again, we only sleep there, where the boys play in their rooms..

What happened in '08 still affects us.. It is crazy.. We are still figting to get on our feet once again, but it is a slow steep climb.. But with our new government I am sure we will get there.. 

We had a change a month ago.. So now our government is more liberal than ever.. The problem with our old government was that they wanted to use a lot of money to get it in the system.. But that was money they did not have.. :/ Of course there are always pros and cons with everything.. But I truly believe that things will change now..

Knitted doors sound neat though Cheesy Very colorfull..
Urgh.. Windows... Found out that our windows and doors are made from mahogany, so we wont need to replace them for the next 50 years or so.. That was a nice suprice.

Stupid tree guy.. -.-' 
He really should fint the time to rid you from that dead tree.. I bet it looked beautifull when it was still alive and well.. Would love to have such a huge thee in my yard.. Well, not if it were dead, and falling apart.. :p 

The only reason why we got our house this 'cheap' $145.900, is because the area here is not 'in'... We now live in a small village called Oens.
I can post pictures of our house from the inside when I have cleaned it all up :p It's a mess right now.. 
There are more expensive houses on this street as well, but those houses are a lot newer and bigger.. 



I only do my own nails as I am not sure how well they will hold on others.. But it is a fun hobby Cheesy






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Stitchboard Admin message #67
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 18, 2015 at 3:40:09 AM  (in response to Aabye message #6)
 
Line,

Your house is larger than ours.  Smile  Not by a lot, but if I have the numbers right from memory, we're at 1200 square feet, which is 111.48 square meters.

I wouldn't mind a bit more room, but other people think it's way big.  Some of our neighbors went into smaller houses.  One who didn't had moved with his family, so they have a lot of people to a house that's really only about 200 square feet larger than ours.  When this guy saw our house from the outside, he said, "It's only the two of you?  Wow, that's a lot of space!"  Well, it really is for two of us...but that was our choice...we don't have kids (not that he did, but his parents did!).  Though this house was the very last one left, there were reasons nobody wanted it...the huge tree, the rooms that have been changed around, old windows, damaged doors, damaged walls, etc.  Not many people wanted the endless work we have.  So it's both good and bad...though that said, our one neighbor would have bought it if we hadn't, as I mentioned.  So we had to go through with it or we'd now be living way far away, and that would have been trouble.  Frown

I'm sorry '08 affected you guys, too.  Cry  I hate that anyone got caught up in this horrible mess.  Cry  It's only the fault of certain people, but the fact that they didn't care about anyone else makes it so much worse.  Yell

I hope your government does very well and makes things better than the previous one.  Kiss  So far, I haven't been impressed with this "global economy," since it seems to make things more inequitable for most.  Cry  But you guys have been ahead of the game for some time (in all of the best ways) and I wouldn't be surprised if you do even better with this change, as long as the powers that be know what they're doing.  Kiss

I agree...knitted doors sound lovely!  Kiss  If only they weren't so impractical.

Oooh, how fantastic that your windows are made so well and from such wonderful materials!  Kiss

LOL...I know what you mean...nobody wants a falling-apart dead tree...but a live tree is always beautiful.  Kiss  I've seen pictures of the tree when it was alive and it really was gorgeous...such a shame that it has to go.  Cry

Wow, in terms of USD, you paid less than half of what we did for our house!  Our area isn't "in," either...it's a pretty small town.  Some of the areas are very depressed.  Lots of rentals.  But because of the number of buyers exceeding the number of existing houses in our price range at the time we were buying, the market was falsely inflated and what we got was all we could get.  Frown

Your area is soooooooooooo pretty!  Kiss  Anyway, who cares if it's "in" - if you like it, I think that's what counts.  Kiss  Meh, I never did care about what was trendy...I figure what makes you happy is the most important thing.  Kiss

I can't wait to see your pictures of the inside of your house once it's in decent shape!  Kiss

It looks like a fun hobby, and you do so well at it!  Kiss  Maybe someday you'd want to try doing other people's nails? Kiss


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Aabye message #68
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 18, 2015 at 7:07:36 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #7)
 
Melanie,


The '08 incident affected the whole world I am afraid.. But that is what happens when the bakns loan out money to people they know cannot afford the mortgages..  

Anyhow, things are getting better day by day.. Cheesy


On the plus side with a house that needs renovating - you'll get it exactly as you want it to be.. The house is allready ruined (doors, windows, walls and so on), so if you'll want to knock down a wass to create more open rooms, then that is what you'll do Smiley

I would help you do the work if I lived closer.. But unfortunately we are 13 hours apart.. 

The area here is drop-dead gorgeous.. Went for a little car ride yesterday just to check out the area, lots of fields, forrests, dog parks and stuff around here.. I love it.. And the neighbours are very sweet Cheesy This is where I want to we.. We do not have far to the harbor either.. Lots of pretty boats.. Cheesy 


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Stitchboard Admin message #69
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 19, 2015 at 3:08:53 AM  (in response to Aabye message #8)
 
Line,

True...'08 did affect the whole world.  I guess for me it's hard to grasp such far-reaching consequences, even though I know it really is what happened.  Cry  I hate that others had to suffer, too.  Cry

True, we can do things our way here.  Kiss  Though some of what we can do is limited, because of changes the previous people made.

We heard there was a beautiful bay window in the back of the house, part of the living room, but the previous people tore it out and put in a bathroom.  Then they turned another part of the living room into a bedroom.  What's left is a fairly small area behind the front door, which is too small for a living room.  So the previously large dining room has now become a smaller living room, and our kitchen has become an eat-in kitchen...even though it's technically much too small and the table we originally brought over is way too big.

We'd discussed moving the dining area to that smaller area by the front door...but there's a bathroom behind it.  Yuck.  Frown

So we kind of have limits based on what was done previously.  Which is one of the things that turned off a former neighbor of ours, that the house had been changed around so much previously.  I don't know where else we could set aside space for a dining room that wouldn't be by a bathroom or in the way.  It's not that we don't appreciate the second bathroom, because we do, but it was also done incorrectly, and now the bay window is gone.  Plus, it faces a garage, which wasn't originally there, so the bay window if it were still there would be pretty useless.  Just too much stuff has been done to this place.  It's very sad.

Awww, thank you.  Kiss  We would help you guys, too, if we lived closer.  Kiss

How cool that your neighborhood is so beautiful and you have access to so much great stuff!  Kiss  It's wonderful to have great neighbors...and access to the harbor...oh, be still my heart!  Wink  Except for the river here, we're pretty landlocked, so you'll have to share a lot about your area, where I can live vicariously through you!  Kiss

We did mostly luck out on good neighbors...though the one house is a rental and we just don't know who we're going to get.  Another house, too, actually.  One set of very nice neighbors are selling Cry, another set of neigbors are never there...only two sets of neighbors are there with any permanence.  And hopefully they'll stay, rather than moving out like the otherse have!  Also hoping the neighbors who are selling will find someone good to buy the house, someone who will live there and not rent it out.

Although we do like that we're within walking distance of the local downtown.  Kiss  That makes up for a bit...the library is probably less than a half dozen blocks away.  LOL, I walked there one day...on one of the hottest days, naturally!


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Aabye message #70
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 19, 2015 at 5:48:06 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #9)
 
Melanie,

Too bad with the previous changes.. Can you change it back to the way it was before? Or is it to many big changes that will cost a lot of money? 

I will take lots of pictures on our upcomming walks into nature Cheesy The only thing I miss is that I cannot walk downtown... Unless I want to walk 3,7 miles.. I am not sure if I am up to that just yet.. :p Maybe in the winter period - then I can bring the dog.. :p  


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Stitchboard Admin message #71
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 20, 2015 at 2:30:56 AM  (in response to Aabye message #10)
 
Line,

It's not just the money that would be involved in changing things back...it would be more trouble than it's worth.  For instance, to tear the bathroom out, relocate it (where?), restore the downstairs bedroom to part of the living room and to put in a new bay window would be a lot of work...and then the bay window would be facing a garage, so we'd either have to tear out the garage, put the bay window elsewhere (not sure where) or not put in a bay window at all.

Better to leave the changes as is and perhaps add things here and there, like a reading room/tower off of the one bedroom, glass in the front porch and add a wraparound to it, perhaps ultimately extend the master bedroom out over the front porch and make that a glassed-in balcony.  Probably would cost less and definitely would increase the amount of space.

The dining room is kind of a loss.  Someday when we go to sell, we might put in a dining area in the living room or have a really small table in the kitchen, so as not to emphasize the lack of a dining room or area.

Also, our yard is not very big because of the garage.  But a garage is important.  So we would probably emphasize the proximity of a public park within walking distance when we're ready to sell, because there's not much we can do about the lack of yard, either.

It's not a nightmare (other than the tree)...it's decent...but not our dream home, you know?

Ouch, 3.7 miles is a lot of walking outside...I can walk that easily as part of an in-home walking program, but outside when the weather isn't perfect, not for me!  But the idea of walking around in nature is lovely, IMO, and I can't wait to see your pics!  Kiss  Downtown walking is nice for shorter walks.  Nature walking...great for longer walks.  Kiss


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Aabye message #72
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 20, 2015 at 2:44:37 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #11)
 
Melanie,


Exactly... Nature walks for the win...
I can't walt 3,7 miles due to my stupi pelvic instability from my 2 pregnancies.. :/ 
It still hurts like hell, so I'll have to manage with shorter walks.. Smiley Glad we have a car even though I can't drive it.. But the boyfriend can, and he gladly drives me around no matter where I have to go.. 

I can relate to the 'okay' but not dream home.. 
Maybe some day when you sell the house you live in now, you wiull be able to find exactly what you are looking for.. Crossing fingers here, even though it's not happening right away Smiley 


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Stitchboard Admin message #73
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 20, 2015 at 11:52:09 PM  (in response to Aabye message #12)
 
Line,

Oh, yes, nature walks are absolutely the best!  Kiss  Perfect photo opportunities!  Kiss

Ouch, that sounds sooo painful...I'm very sorry long distance walking is too difficult.  Cry  Though shorter walks can be nice.  Kiss  Glad you have a car, though, and that your boyfriend drives you around as needed.  Kiss

Which I hope includes yarn shops!  Wink

I think we can both understand...you're not in the house of your dreams either.  It's bittersweet, isn't it?  It's not the worst place...just a little "off" from that dream home.

Thank you for the lovely wishes and hoping the same for you, too.  Kiss  Guess we both need to have patience...it will happen eventually!  Smile  Meanwhile, sending all good thoughts your way.  Kiss


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Aabye message #74
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 21, 2015 at 2:28:50 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #13)
 
Melanie,


It is very painfull, it is worst in the winter period.. And I cadn reduce the pain in the summer if I use a lot of my time outside.. But then the next problem somes along, because I can't stay outside for very long without getting sunburned.. Sunscreen does not help me there.. It is a matter of minutes before I turn red.. o.O And I barely get a tan.. :p I'm a white walker all year around..


I actually order my yarn online most of the time now, since I know what to get, and the quality of the different yarns.. Since Thomas makes the most money here, I feel like using his money everytime I shop yarn - or anything else.. And we even have a joined bank account.. What is mine is yours too he says.. :p 

But it is easier for me to buy online since it is far to the nearest yarn shop that has good quality yarn now..

I use these two websites when shopping yarn:
http://www.garn-garagen.dk/
http://garnudsalg.dk/

I use them mostly because I can get cones there.. :p I LOVE CONES.. Cheesy Cheesy


My dream home is HUGE... With lots of outside space so I could buy a pet donkey.. Or two.. :p  


- Line -

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid!
- Albert Einstein 


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #75
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
July 22, 2015 at 12:40:04 AM  (in response to Aabye message #14)
 
Line,

Argh, that's what we call "damned if you do, damned if you don't" here!  Cry  I'm very sorry you have the pain and it stops you from walking as much as you like (and when you'd like).  Cry  And I wish there were a sunblock that would help you.

Those two shops look wonderful!  Kiss  Glad you have such great resources.  And I completely agree about cones!  They hold so much yarn as opposed to regular skeins.  Kiss

Awww, I love the sound of your dream home!  Kiss  Mine has a nice big kitchen for my husband, who loves to cook.  I have a huge craft room, with all kinds of fun things and lots of yarns, beads, etc.  Then there are the alpacas and llamas for pets - and to provide nice soft fibers.  Kiss


Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
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