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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Jo's Big Birthday Blog Hop!

Hi there cloud friends!  I have agreed to participate in Jo's Big birthday blog hop.  We were each given a year in Jo's life.  My year is 2000!!!! First, I never stay up until mid-night on New Year's, that year I did because I was concerned about all the hipe! Well, as you all know nothing happened!  So off to a good year.  I was living in Louisville , KY.  Several years earlier I had gotten my Master's in Gifted Ed.  My dream had been to work with gifted elementary school students.  I was teaching at Kentucky Country Day School.  This was one of my favorite teaching positions.  I taught all the children K-4 a program called enrichment.  I was also able to work with the highly capable students.  Just to give you an example, I had a first grade student who was reading at the 9th grade level.  It was a wonderful challenging position!  In fact I stayed at this job until I retired and moved to Washington. My only other big memory of that year occurred at the end of the year, the infamous 2000 election between Bush and Gore. It took weeks to determine the President!!
Jo also asked us to post a photo of a stitched piece we thought she would like.  Jo and I share a love of Halloween so that's what I chose!

Here you have Three Gables by the Cricket collection.  This piece taught me the fine art of frogging!!Do you see the whole top floor? Well this piece taught me a very valuable lesson in stitching.  NEVER ASSUME A PIECE IS SYMMETRICAL! Yes, I got to the top and it would not go to a point, had to frog the whole top floor!!!! That took a week if I remember correctly.  I do love the way it was framed . What you see is the matt in that great shape.  It had just a simple black frame.  By the way, this stays up all year in my craft room.
Well, Jo, I hope this covers the year 2000 for you.  Have a great day and many happy returns!!!!

16 comments:

  1. Great post Barb,I love your chosen piece.

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  2. Thanks for taking part in the Birthday Blog Hop. Your job sounds great. I would love to work with gifted children from disadvantaged backgrounds to inspire them to reach for the heights!
    I love your Hallowe'en House but I'm sorry it was home to the frog! It was worth persevering with.

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  3. Love the house - so sorry the frog thought it was for him.

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  4. You have more patience than I could have mustered to frog that whole thing! Looks great!!

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  5. Nice to know about you and I am sure your students must have loved you :)

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  6. I get the shivers thinking of frogging that much!!! Wow! What a neat career you had!!

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  7. Great post! I remember the new year of 1999/2000 - everyone was convinced that the Y2K bug was going to create so much havoc!
    Love your design... all that frogging though - oh my goodness!
    Hugs xx

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  8. Barb: What a fun post, I love Halloween anything Halloween.
    I hate frogging it has happened to me to many times now so I do not have to frog, guess what even counting three time sometimes does not help, oh gosh I must be getting old or something.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  9. I'm hopping by on the blog hop. What a great post. Thanks for sharing. I love your Halloween piece.

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  10. Barb: Only part of my comment was posted, I wanted to thank-you for being a Teacher, I am sure it is not an easy job, I am so happy you enjoyed your job.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  11. It was nice to find out a little more about you, Barb. Your teaching position sounds interesting - I think that would be my favorite age range to work with. I'm sorry you had such a tough time (glad you persevered)with Three Gables - it's a cute piece!

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  12. So lovely to read your story of the year 2000, Barb. And the Haunted House looks so gorgeous. But that the frog was visiting when you were stitching it was not very nice. I have it in my stash for years but haven't started it yet.

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  13. Nice to learn more about you and Jo. Love that finish too, worth the time to fix it.

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  14. What a lovely post! I love the finished stitching too. I wish I could live in a house just like that! Dianna

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  15. I am slowly hopping through the birthday blog posts. I enjoyed reading your great post. This is such a nice thing to be involved in.

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