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Lynette Smith

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About Lynette Smith

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  • Birthday 12/10/1965

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    Salt Lake City, Utah
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    Victorian, Tudor, bungalows, cottages, and themed projects.<br /><br />I do a lot of needlework, costuming, sewing, and so forth. I do make some of my own miniature items. I recently made a mini Christening gown.<br /><br />My interests cover the spectrum. What I don't know I'd like to learn. The never received but oft requested Christmas present is Power Tools! (I did buy myself a cordless drill for my birthday).<br /><br />I'd love to meet with other people into miniatures in my area, but the only group I found online is "closed" to new members!

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  1. hmm, I need at some point to make a trek up to that area to better secure a fixer upper with some boards until the owner gets back in a couple of weeks. Maybe I'll see if I can arrange to look at it at the same time. Ordinarily I'd run to the library to check for copies, but the libraries aren't open...
  2. There is a copy of the book about 30-45 minutes away from me and I wondered whether it was a book for beginners or serious hobbyists. I'm not really interested in any more basic resource books at this stage.
  3. these are lovely! I wouldn't mind making a few of them. What was your pattern source? What thread count?
  4. Jeanine, I had another small house fire 10 years ago when a log rolled out of the fireplace while I was getting something in another room. I had it 90% out before the police arrived, he put out the last bit with an extinguisher in his patrol car. There was nothing for the fire fighters to do when they arrived but open the windows and doors and place gigantic fans and blow out the smoke. That fire did about $100 damage. I guess I didn't do the experience of having a fire thoroughly enough for fate to cross it off my bucket list. I am thinking of removing a china hutch and storing it in my shed,
  5. I am looking forward to a newly remodeled kitchen and bath, flooring, and curtains. =0
  6. I hadn't thought of activated charcoal, I'll have to try that.
  7. Haven't been on much for ages, been helping a friend with 1"=1" scale real estate for a couple of years and spending much of the time out of state with no internet. While I was 3.5 hours from home, I got a call from my niece. "Your neighbors called and said your house is on fire". "You're kidding, right?" Well no, she wasn't. Spontaneous combustion, starting in the bottom drawer in the kitchen where the tea towels, dish cloths, and other linens are kept. Fortunately my neighbor heard something explode (probably a can of food, I did find the top of a can bulged out), then saw smoke so
  8. Times have been tough and my space limited, so I've become rather choosy in picking up any new dollhouses. Last month I passed up an original Victotorian because the windows seemed to be in the wrong locations to feel authentic and I doubted I would ever plug up the holes and put in others in the 3/8" particleboard. Last week it was a kit I've never seen before by an unfamiliar company (I think it was 1979 and definitely had Prairie in the name, two stories and a big front porch) but peering in the box, I was dubious whether the kit would be a straightforward build or how the quality would be.
  9. The listing on the local classifieds site had a sold image where the picture used to be. I'm miffed by the text only means of contact. My cell phone is just a trac phone for emergencies and the charger went missing. It's not like I need another house/kit. I still have the unfinished spring fling from a few years ago (the upper floor in the expansion was warped and I grew frustrated and have been letting it sit), but I'd love tackle one of my two Beacon Hills currently residing under the bed, the Glencroft, the Willowcrest, or rehab the Newberg or Tennyson. (the other houses aren't quite
  10. I just checked, it's gone I was hoping to find out what it was supposed to look like while my cell phoned charged, since they were only taking texts.
  11. It says it has all the pieces, but who knows what might have gone missing in the years it's been sitting. I am surmising that the open space is where the front door goes by the slots to accommodate a gabled roof, it also looks like their might be a porch roof, though it don't see any place on the base or a rail. I must confess my heart skipped a beat when I saw the photo online.
  12. I found this house on the local classifieds for $25. When I saw the little thumbnail I thought it was a Pierce or Garfield, but quickly became rather perplexed. I'm not crazy about the open floor plan around the stairs and since it's unfinished not sure if it's missing some room partitions or what it's supposed to look like when done. I'm not sure whether I could even get it in my little two door car and it's a half hour drive, so I don't know that I'll go for it.
  13. My bicycle started acting up last night on the way to water aerobics. My friend with considerably more cycling experience says it's probably the ball bearings. I didn't even know it had ball bearings, but I wondered when the pedals seized up and wouldn't turn for several minutes. I'm a little nervous about riding it anywhere for fear it will do it again. Sigh. So much for having a form of transportation.
  14. Now that the weather is waming up, I've been having better luck at getting in more exercise. Yesterday I rode my bike to my preferred gym for the first time, taking 38 minutes and burning 254 calories. Once there, I spent a half hour working on the weight machines, then caught the bus to go back home. There is no more Saturday Boot Camp class until (and if) a new teacher is willing to take it on, so I'm a bit bummed about it. There is a new one on Monday nights, but the next bus after it ends comes at 9:50 at night, and I'm having a little bit of a battle in talking myself into getting ho
  15. Is there any word on when the Fling is going to be unveiled? Time has gotten away from me and I realized it's about that time.
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