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Date: 2/6/13 3:13 PM

I'm gonna try take a bit of a break....

Not leaving entirely....

I'm still gonna go give that Serenade a full test drive for a traveler... (thanks for all the help with that - especially Butter Bean!) ... and I'm still going to try to complete a project or two a month....

... and I still like putzing around my machines as "meditative" time...

...and it's still fun to pat the machines when I walk by....

But I'm going to let my sewing take a back burner for the most part for the next few months...

So with free time at a premium, I've decided to spend a little more time at the gun range and get certified as an NRA instructor. I've been a cheerleader for women to go get training and not be duped into being fearful of things (especially AR15's) just because they have seen too much stupid stuff on TV and haven't had the chance to understand what they really are.

I'm impressed with how many of the women I know already own guns (it was a pleasant shocker!) and after sending a few dozen women to learn from others, I think it's time I step up and have some fun and make a difference in that arena.

Just refocusing for a while.... and then fishing season starts....

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2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
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Date: 2/6/13 3:22 PM

Good for you. I think you would make an excellent instructor for these type of guns.

You have had a lot on your plate with moving and so forth, so you deserve some time off from sewing. Keep us posted.

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Date: 2/6/13 4:35 PM

Aw shucks! Homeland Security said all I need is a pair of scissors to protect myself.

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Date: 2/6/13 6:31 PM

Will look forward to your return......

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Date: 2/6/13 8:18 PM

Well have fun with the new pursuit. Hope to see you around some! DH and I need to get back to the range. Good luck as an instructor!

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Date: 2/7/13 11:47 AM

Hi RipStitcher!! Enjoy your break!! I follow your blog so I hope you will be updating every now and then?? I enjoy reading it.

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Date: 2/7/13 12:43 PM

Good luck with all you want to do, and please remember to post about machines once in awhile. My fav part of sewing *IS* machines. :)

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Date: 2/8/13 1:49 AM

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Aw shucks! Homeland Security said all I need is a pair of scissors to protect myself.

Heh heh... you saw that ridiculous video, I assume?!?!?

What a joke, eh?

(For those that haven't seen it... Homeland Security has a YouTube video out on how to defend yourself until help arrives in an office situation if a shooter is present... it's laughable.)

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My projects (and life and times!) are on www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger
APQS George ... oh heck... go Millie!

2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
1970's: Elna SU62 & ElnaPress

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Date: 2/8/13 1:50 AM

So day 1 of trying to stay outta here. LOL!

I made a poodle skirt for the grandbabe tonight... wooohooo! (I'll have to get pics tomorrow when she wears it)

I appreciate the comments... you guys are the best!

and yeah.... the best part of sewing is playing with the machines for me, too!

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My projects (and life and times!) are on www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger
APQS George ... oh heck... go Millie!

2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
1970's: Elna SU62 & ElnaPress

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Date: 2/8/13 8:17 AM

You should get a Singer made 1911 Army pistol. Best of both hobbies rolled into one! (A bit expensive, though.)

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