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Blog Addict

About 2 months ago I asked a friend of mine what is a blog, and that was just the beginning of a new very addictive habbit. I've always known that there is tons of info on line but didn't really have a good grasp of how to find it. I've now determined, blogs are it! If I don't watch myself I'll get lost in blogville and end up not going up to the studio. It's a great place to share and learn, but before I know it I've been sitting here for hours. My monitor is covered with stickies and my brain is whirling with info. It's great! Yesterday I found Fiber Arts/Mixed Media and started looking at some of the wonderful art there and was overjoyed with the richness of talent. So please go check it out, you'll be so glad you did.

I'd been looking for needles for my Baby Lock Embellisher and found them yesterday on line at a good price. During my learning curve I broke a few, sometimes 3 or 4 at a time. (Was embellishing a denim handbag.) Have I said I love my embellisher lately? My husband said I needed to start wearing safety goggles if I keep that up. Haven't broke any lately.  Well speaking of not getting any work done due to blogs here I am again. Must be off to the studio. Worked in there 4 days in a row and didn't straighten up at the end of the day, you know what that means. 


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