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  1. 4 hours ago, Tampa Doll said:

    I also got the lecture that when I am not using it, I should put it in the yarn or the container I am working with. :sigh

    In my defense Tampa Doll (Mary Jo) Has misplaced (lost) 10 to 20 hooks over the years.  I don’t like to see her

    frustrated searching the couch for  hooks or needles:rant ( yes she has lost multiple large sewing needles ..lol) :cry

     So on occasion I offer some constructive suggestions’. :think  A thankless Job of a husband…lol :2frog



    Found Hook

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  2. New Logo?  Like New Coke...lol


    One thing I have learned in my 74 years is no one wants to hear “your new baby is ugly”..lol


    Also as you get older you don’t like change but if you want to survive your sanity, you accept and move on.


    Some will think the new baby is looking just fine and some may not.


    I never did like or buy that “New Coke”

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  3. That is a good question often asked..lol       I have known Tampa Doll (Mary Jo) for over 45 years’.


    The first 15 years I thought I could minulipate her decision making process logically. Didn’t happen..lol


    Then over the next 15 years I thought I had somewhat an understanding if it.   Didn’t happen ..lol


    The over the last 15 years I’ve accepted that I will never solve this mystery, as it is ever evolving.


    So I just acknowledged her decisions with a smile and a nod.  Understanding the meaning of love.


    And we have lived happily ever after.    :manyheart 

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  4. So Tampa Doll sends out her 100th Tote and waited 10 days for it to arrive (that is always a stressful time for her lol) she was thrilled that it arrived safely. the new Bag Lady was happy.


    Two day later the mail carrier show up with a mysterious package. In it along with many other gift items was a specials bag named "True Blue Friend"  she was flabbergasted..lol 




    BGS has named Tampa Doll  : The Head Bag Lady



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  5. I have known and loved Tampa Doll (Mary Jo) for 43 years. She is a born giver, she is happiest when she can give or do for others.  She gets great happiness in this "Giving to Others"  


    Over the past 43 years she occasionally comes across other givers, one was me that long time ago and married me. It's probable one of the reasons we have a great long life together. 


    Over this time I have seen her encounter other "Givers"  One of them is BGS,and to see her experience this encounter is truly amazing.  Still after all this time, watching her reactions to encountering a "Giver" of equal or exceeding her is awesome.    


    Thank you BGS you had her in her crochet corner, sitting quiet for  a while ....lol 
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  6. Good News

    25 Crochetville friends have sent 61 squares


    I'm told 35 at least one from everybody will make up the large Comfortghan




    26 will make up into a Lapghan, which may or may not fold into a pillow type form


    Tampa Doll is silting at the kitchen table sewing sewing sewing,  sewing sewing sewing.


    Bad News

    I'm not sure I will get and breakfast , lunch, or dinner today...lol

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  7. If you make another you will have two, and you can’t break up a pair.:think..lol


    If you make a third then, you can’t break up the family..:eek..lol


    I know all the excuses , I use them on Tampa Doll all the time..:D.lol

  8. It’s a bit difficult and confusing but as color coordinator, I must guarantee that no

    two totes are exactly the same... ( I hope..lol)


    24. XXIV – NoLooseEnds – Spotted Tote...post-4215-135897620471_thumb.jpg


    38. XXXVIII – Pat54 - Good and Plenty...post-4215-13589762048_thumb.jpg


    59. LIX – (person whos name is not to be mentioned) Eat Mor Chikin...post-4215-135897620483_thumb.jpg

  9. Package has arrived !!!!!!......maybe I will get some lunch now...lol


    Tampa Doll has been stalking the mailman, as he pulled up, she met him at the mailbox.


    She informed him the big box behind his seat was her’s.



    Scared the “heck” out of him, as he is new to our route.



    More pictures to follow if I can pry the box from her hands...lol


  10. The tree is stunning and I love all of the dolls sitting around. Tampa Guy's Four Roses Bourbon does set everything else off. I am curious though. I am originally from Kentucky where bourbon got its start. There is even a county in Kentucky named Bourbon. But I have never heard of Four Roses Bourbon. What's the history of it? I would love to know.


    This is a nostalgia memory for me...post-4215-135897488487_thumb.jpg



    It’s the first time that I have been able to get some of this, as even though it’s been made in the USA for many years they stopped selling it in the USA around 1970 or so and only exported it to countries outside the USA.




    Growing up in the 50’s my step dad, who was an ordinary factory worker, would splurge

    around Christmas time and buy a bottle of this Four Roses.



    We live in a row home in the city of Camden across the river from Philadelphia. We didn’t have a car and took public transportation everywhere we needed to go. It was a simple life but was a happy time for me. As I grow older my memories often drift back to that simpler time.


    Of course he only bought the less expensive version and at the time I didn’t even know it was a Bourbon type whiskey.


    So this Christmas Tampa Doll found me some of the Four Roses Bourbon, she was not sure which one was what my step dad bought , so she bought all of the different

    qualities that they had. I can assure you my step dad wasn’t drinking the more expensive version.


    I will think of those Christmas times of my early youth as I sip some of this Four Roses Bourbon.


    And I will wish for all, happy memories of Past, Present, and Future Christmas times.

  11. Many here at Crochetville have been with Jo Bug in spirit.


    We have laughed, cried, and prayed, while sending our good thoughts to her.


    This journey had many ups and downs, and her endurance with this long fight

    is nothing less that heroic.


    She has an abundance of good karma that has helped her on this journey.


    Tell her we will be with her in spirit on that day of her decision, and we will hold her hand with support, on her choice.


    We do pray for her strength of decision, and moment of peace and salvation

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