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Ow, Christine; I fell and busted the distal end of my right humerus in Nursing School, then three more times;  the second time My doctor cut the cast carefully in half and told me to keep it in case I needed it again (he was a real sarcastic old poop!); I did, and used that cast with a couple of ace wraps to hold it together.

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Very excited!  This morning I was given, for my birthday, the thing that had been at the top of my wishlist!  The Rik Pierce Tecniques book!!!!  I've already oogled through it quickly but I plan to sit and look through it properly later.  Right now I just want to work on my Apothecary - it is so close to being finished!  I was also given a new third hand/lit magnifier, come soldering holder.  Plus I have the Cricut Maker - which I haven't opened yet, but looking forward to having a good look at it!  I also received new pj pants and gorgeous mint green fleecy (what we call UG boots) boot/slippers; a cute Eeyore, a AA Milne book and a Pooh quote magnet!  Feeling very spoiled!  Now though, I am off to my craft cottage - unfortunately it's blowing a gale outside which I always find a little unsettling, especially with all the huge trees out back.  It's so nice to have a whole weekend with nothing planned!!  I hope everyone is having a great day! xx

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1 hour ago, Shareb said:

This morning I was given, for my birthday, the thing that had been at the top of my wishlist!  The Rik Pierce Tecniques book!!!!

Congratulations, and happy birthday!  :birthday:

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Happy Birthday Rebecca!  I was helping to celebrate my granddaughter's 2nd birthday this weekend. :cloud9:  We had beautiful weather for the party at the neighborhood park and Sunday was equally beautiful while we spent the day babsitting her (she was born on her daddy's birthday, so mommy & daddy were spending the day together).  We had a glorious day! 

While I have tons of pics, this one pretty much sums up her weekend.  :D :prop:

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I just finished glueing in the last floor board in my newest dollhouse. I’ve had the house kit (Downhill Ski Shop with both additions) for three weeks and it’s been going fast. I found some real bamboo strips on Amazon, that I cut, sanded, stained, and varnished for the flooring in the entire house (six rooms). I used 120 strips! I’m glad that task is done. Now I remember why I like the smaller scales. Next is the base boards and ceiling trim downstairs. Then attach the roof. Construction complete! Then the finishing touches, like siding, roofing, and other various projects. I’m even getting a complete kitchen kit so I can have a custom kitchen. Lots of work ahead, but so enjoyable.

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On ‎11‎/‎06‎/‎2019‎ ‎5‎:‎07‎:‎44‎, jbnmini said:

Happy Birthday Rebecca!  I was helping to celebrate my granddaughter's 2nd birthday this weekend. :cloud9:  We had beautiful weather for the party at the neighborhood park and Sunday was equally beautiful while we spent the day babsitting her (she was born on her daddy's birthday, so mommy & daddy were spending the day together).  We had a glorious day! 

While I have tons of pics, this one pretty much sums up her weekend.  :D :prop:

Aw she's gorgeous!!  Happy Gemini birthday to her and her dad!!  Both my kids are Gems too - their birthdays are 4 days apart and not long before mine!

Well - somewhat exciting....apparently my Apothecary is going to be in a local art exhibition!!  They've asked me to go along on Monday to decide where it should be placed!  Makes me feel quite special - although slightly daunting putting my work out in public!

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9 hours ago, Shareb said:

...although slightly daunting putting my work out in public!

But obviously there are people who think you and your work are special, and deserve special notice.  Well done, you!

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Thank you all!  I just have to finish it now.  Been out all morning this morning, plus our kitchen is being photographed for a website this afternoon so I won't have a huge amount of time today.  I should have most of tomorrow.  Next weekend we're away for our wedding anniversary.  I've not got much to do but things do take a lot of time!

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