Before anything else … what the frink?!
I can’t believe I’ve been on WordPress for 10 years! Happy Anniversary to me – but to clarify – although I have been on WP for a decade, I have been blogging for more. I started blogging sometime in 2002 or 2003? I can’t remember, but I do remember that I used to blog on blogger. Spent a lot of time there, and then tried other platforms (i can’t remember which ones) until a friend recommended WordPress – and I’ve been here ever since!
Anyway – going back to Zucchinis …
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Above photo taken at the Church of the Latter Day Saints Visitor Centre in Hamilton, sometime in 2008.
In March, last year, I wrote about cross-stitching and mentioned that I offered to do a 6-week cross-stitching course at a local high school (for adult education). It obviously didn’t push through so my dream of sharing my passion and knowledge for cross stitch was put on hold. Recently, however, I thought – why on earth should that stop me. I have a blog, there’s youtube, I don’t need to “teach” in a classroom – I can do all these online! So yesterday, I prepared my “lesson plan” in my head, and today I prepared the materials for my 1st (online) Lesson on Cross Stitch!
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I just realised, I have a “needlework” category on my blog, but have not posted anything under it. How totally bizarre! I haven’t written anything about my cross-stitching projects nor the new craft I’m trying to get in to – knitting! Let’s put an end to this now and start with Cross-Stitching.
To say that I like to cross-stitch is an understatement. I have been cross-stitching ever since I was at Uni. It was THE RAGE back then. Everyone was in to it and frankly, so was I. My first project was that of a Ballerina, like this one, except her dress was blue. Once that was done, I continued to cross-stitch a few more projects such as:
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So … basically, since my cross-pollination project turned out to be a dud, I’ve decided to forego that for now and just focus on making sure the plants I have do well. As you know I re-potted most of my African Violets about a month and a half ago (although I wrote about it on 21 January), well, I decided to re-pot some of them again today. I thought it was a good idea early this morning, on hindsight, I may have uprooted them too soon. I can’t do anything about that now, can I? I guess just have to wait and see if putting them into bigger pots did them more harm than good. Time will tell.
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So, as mentioned in my previous post, I have a lot of African Violets sitting on the kitchen window sill. I was chatting with them yesterday (yes, I talk to my plants, I’m cuckoo like that) when I thought about something someone mentioned to me when he/she (I can’t remember who said it, sorry) found out I was growing African Violet. Cross Pollination. I mulled about it for a bit and decided to give it a go.
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