Author Archives: phoenix2327

About phoenix2327

Born and raised in New York City, I fancied a change and moved to England. Married, raised a family and am looking to spend my spare time enoying my personal interests.

Itchin’ to Get Stitchin’ October 2010 Update

I know it’s November but this update really should’ve been posted in October. Unfortunately I haven’t progressed as much as I would have liked since the last update.  I allowed myself to get sidetracked by another stitching project which I’ll … Continue reading

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In Memory of Two-Face Bob

Last Sunday, I bade farewell to a steadfast friend.  A friend who stood by me through sickness; ever ready to lend a patient and compassionate ear.  It is with a tinge of sadness that we laid to rest Two-Face Bob. … Continue reading

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Introducing Two-Face Bob

In my last post, I spoke of a friend who kept me company during my recent bout with the flu.  Today, I’d like to introduce him to you.  His name is Two-Face Bob and he is my daughter’s Halloween pumpkin. … Continue reading

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I’ve Got the Flu; Can the Holidays Be Far Behind?

I’ve been poorly this past week.  Today is the first time since I fell ill that I’ve had the mental capacity to string intelligible words together to form sentences and convey thoughts. It all began with a familiar, and unwelcomed, … Continue reading

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My First Sewing Project

Hello, everyone.  It’s good to be home again. I’ve just returned from a family holiday in Cornwall on the English coast.  It is a magical place of golden beaches, crystal blue waters, wonderful scenery, ancient history, hearty food, in short, there’s … Continue reading

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Balmy Weather, a Miscreant Website and Other Distractions

Sorry I’ve been away so long, but as you may have surmised from the title, reality has again reared its ugly head and demanded my attention. Balmy Weather The weather here has been positively tropical.  According to the papers, it … Continue reading

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New Inspiration for Cross Stitch Fabric

There was a small blurb in the ICHF brochure about a new, innovative way to cross stitch.  What it didn’t say was what it was and where I could find it.  I racked my brain but I just couldn’t imagine … Continue reading

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Need Inspiration? An Idea? Visit A Craft Fair

Probably the best source of inspiration I can think of, besides my Cross Stitcher magazine, is crafts fairs.  The atmosphere of craft fairs is fairly alive with creativity.  It really kicks your imagination into overdrive.  And the best part, once … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up Our 20th Anniversary at ICHF, NEC, Birmingham

It’s been hectic ’round the ole plantation since I last posted.  I’ve been working on a new cross stitch project, maintaining another blog, doing assignments for a writing course as well as working a part-time job, meeting the demands of … Continue reading

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My Wii Fit Plus Log

Just a quick post to let you know about my other blog, My Wii Fit Plus Log at blogger.com.  I am making use of the Wii Fit Plus and Balance Board to help me regain some mobility after having surgery to remove … Continue reading

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