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2/28/12 10:34 P

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CARBOHOLIC08 ~ ! had great teachers all the way through school, whom encouraged your efforts. Small class sizes really made a difference I think. Not that teachers today don't care today, the workload is reality, too many students per class. .

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2/25/12 10:02 P

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Wow, you have to be good to make a career of Interior Design. My best friend from high school saw my house and said it looked like I lived in a barn! She badgered me into hanging some things on the walls. My sisters got all of the artistic genes.

I don't set an alarm and I'm usually up between 5:30 and 6:30. I think you are doomed to be an early riser!

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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2/25/12 1:55 A

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Hello CARBOHOLIC08

I thought to myself, what the heck is robotic tape libraries? Curiosity, got to me. Did a search, now I know and understand what you type of work you do.

When I was a senior in high school, I either wanted to be a fashion designer or a Home Ec teacher. I had an A average in home ec from the 7th grade to the 12th grade, a B average for science, history and english, an E average [failure] in gym. Cause I played hookie from that class 90% of the time all the way through high school.

I eventually became an Interior Designer, now I am retired. Ya-hoo, no alarm clocks to set, but still get up between 6:00 - 6:30am with no alarm clock just by my internal clock. Maybe these early rising will wear off in time. I dunno??

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I'm on the wrong team, LOL. I nearly flunked the sewing part of home ec. If there was a machine to break, I did it. I was banned from the newest machines. Of course that talent is keeping me employed. I get paid to break robotic tape libraries.

Welcome and I thoroughly enjoy hearing all of your stories.

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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Oh my..ouch..cute but ouch. lol

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6/12/11 9:23 P

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Hi Amanda it is emoticon to have you join are team! I too was very interested in sewing at a young age. Once my mother was hemming sheers. She had them hanging up and was pinning the length to shorten them. The phone rang, while mother gabbed to my aunt, I took the scissors and cut all the curtain material to just below the window sill by about 6 inches......I was 4 years old. Boy did I ever get a spanking! Though the spanking never ceased my interest in fabric!

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LOL... sorry I think I may have.

Hi my name is Amanda and I am 28 from Idaho. I have dabbled in sewing since I was about 11 in 6th grade Home Ec where we were considered too young to use the sewing machines so I have a big stuffed dog that I hand stitched. My home ec teacher was surprised how I sewed the hole closed..I guess intuitively I do this thing with the thread and needle and looping it a certain way where it hides the stitch (I still don't know what this is called)..but do it all the time. Any ideas?

Home Ec and Keyboarding are the two classes I was able to get 100 percent grades on on report cards. But home ec was so fun to do extra credit so it made my gpa go up. LOL

My Great Grandma (Nanny) who is now in a home because of Dementia encouraged my sewing endeavors and use to make my mom and aunt dresses all the time when they were growing up. And my Grandma on my Dad's side though she is losing her site crochets more now than sews..but she taught me a few basics when I would visit during the summers growing up.

If it is crafty I will attempt it at least once.

I love art. Love looking at it, making it, even watching people create it. :)

I am hoping to pass down what little I know to my nieces and my little cousin. FInally the last week talked with all their parents and we will start having the girls taking turns coming to me and my boyfriends place and doing craft stuff and watching movies and playing Nintendo Wii (all while the items are drying of course..LOL..would prefer to craft than the other two..*giggles*)

Well take care all... :)



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