Hobbies~ Brushes and Needles

Painting in Acrylic 50cms by 40cms

While I was not feeling so good, to take my mind off the sniffles and aches, I decided to get out my easel and paint brushes and dive into my art-box of Acrylic paints..I lost myself for half a day in this painting. 

I always connect to trees and felt compelled to paint this  Spiritual Tree from my mind.

I wanted to show ‘As Above So Below’ and you cannot see here in this quick photo from my mobile but I incorporated some glitter into the paints on the Aura of the Tree..

For that is what I wanted to convey, the Aura of a Tree and how Healing Trees are.. They give out so much energy to those who can feel it… And I have often sat with my back against a tree trunk to feel the pulse of a tree…

Why not try it? Hug a Tree next time you are feeling a little out of sorts or not, and ask for some of its healing energy and sense the pulse of the tree as it connects to your own heart beat..

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This next picture is for Cat Forsley who has taken a keen interest on my Knitting page… This is a Waistcoat I knitted last year its thick and warm and washes really well… ( I wash all my hand knits by hand by the way and allow them a short spin) .. Knitted Waistcoat

This sits below my waist on my hips and I’m thinking of knitting myself another this winter in a different colour as despite the complex look its really very simple to knit.

It knitted with thick  yarn and size 9mm and 7 1/2 mm needles  USA sizes differ.

I think it took me about One week on an off to knit this one as with it being thick yarn it grows pretty quickly

Here is a close up of the stitches

Close Up of stiching

 Another Cardigan I knitted a few months back was this little long sleeve bolero for my Granddaughter who is 2 in December.. I did this with wool I had left over from a scarf I knitted.. 

Cardigan Red

I hope you have enjoyed the Creative side to Dreamwalker this Sunday afternoon.. Enjoy the rest of your Day and have a Great week all of you

© Sue Dreamwalker – 2012 All rights reserved.

 

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  1. Cat Forsley
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 16:35:38

    SUE SUE ! you make me cry ! in a good way xxx love you
    what beauty you create
    love your knitting 🙂 and Your tree of course 🙂
    But something about Your knitting gets right at my heart ———-
    i dunno why ?
    maybe you know ? lol
    sniffling teary cat ……..lol
    soooooooooooooooooo beautiful 🙂
    Your hands work such beauty – miracles in every stitch ………
    Love Love Love you very much ………
    quiet sunday here – went to the AGO yesterday and took in some really amazing art for inspiration and solace …… Today more solace and maybe more sleep …..
    I think your knitting – reminds me of just how WARM love is ……….
    maybe that’s it ?
    and maybe reminds me what my grandma made me before she passed –
    the needlepoint work that said “Happiness is Home made ”
    i think i wrote about it xo
    i will try to look xo
    i love you very much
    i said that already right ?
    i have a song for you today – because as i am taking a little breather
    i am still listening – of course –
    It’s a bit of a sad song -but wistful with a ton of soul xxx
    i think the happiness is homemade thing is a spoken word thing –
    i will find it xxx
    Thank You for bringing me into your world of Beauty and revelry xo
    always always always xo cat
    I realized how spiritual this song was this morning – albeit romantic at the same time xo
    LOVE YOU XO

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 30, 2012 @ 16:43:51

      Arrgh Cat, thank you, that music is very soothing. Yes my Gran used to knit for me all the time.. and it was great to see my Granddaughter as I measured her arms, she would try to put the pieces on her arms before I joined them all together.. 🙂 and you bring tears also with your warmth.. Love and Hugs Back 10 fold xx

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  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 16:44:29

    Cat’s energy today makes me smile…
    you’re such a creative energy Sue…I was sitting here quilting and I saw your post pop up and knew I would feel the warmth of your smile…
    what a treat to see your art as you finish..
    I am envious, I have forgotten how to knit, I crochet and my knitting shows up in it, I am working on a hat in earth tones…but needed to quilt awhile..
    your painting in beautiful…restful….in the balance…
    I can see my acrylic’s from here…every thing is so clean and fresh in the crisp Autumn morning I should be outside working on a painting I am attempting
    ( I am very very novice at painting, my grandmother said I paint with needle and thread)
    Thank you for sharing you….
    and Thank you Cat for sharing your wonderful energy and video, I enjoyed both
    Take Care…
    )0(
    ladyblue

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 30, 2012 @ 16:52:33

      Bless you Ladyblue.. and we are all creative and no one is a novice we all grow at our own pace.. I take after my Dad who was a very good drawer and craftsman but who didnt get a chance to show his creative side often as he was too busy working in a quarry to feed a family of 7..
      But I do love knitting when Im in the mood.. Like you I swing from one to the other as the mood takes me, either painting drawing with my pastels or knitting… And yet I can take an age to sew a lost button on.. LOL.. as my hubby will tell you..:-)
      Cat is a wonderful soul, whose energy is all over her blog and on every page she visits and I love her talent and vibrant energy.. And that choice of video is amazing isnt it…
      You will have to post a page of your own hobbies LB.. and let us share in your finished Hat its sounds lovely…
      many thanks again for adding your most welcome thoughts Love Sue xx

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  3. Androgoth
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 16:45:06

    These examples of your artistry are superb Sue, your
    creative side just gets better and better all the time and
    I like all of these, especially the painting, of course if
    you are stuck for an Andro pressie (joking 🙂 ) then maybe
    something knitted would come in very handy 🙂 Hey nooo
    naughtiness there, I am meaning a nice scarf or hat 🙂 lol

    Thank you for adding
    these Sue they are superb 🙂

    Androgoth xxx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 30, 2012 @ 19:22:03

      Thanks Andro for you humour as always.. and pleased you enjoyed this entry… …
      Take care… and have a good week..
      Sue 🙂

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      • Androgoth
        Oct 03, 2012 @ 00:18:03

        The waistcoat detail is exquisite
        and perhaps one of these in my
        size would be very excellent 🙂
        Okay just kidding, besides I would
        want the matching boots and mits
        and maybe even a nice wooly hat
        to go with them 🙂 lol

        Great knitting skills Sue 🙂

        Andro xxx

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        • Sue Dreamwalker
          Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:10:54

          Thank you Andro, and Im told Men are very capable knitters … 🙂 you have mastered the Arts recently LOL.. now there is a challenge.. Knit one purl one .. In over through and off! 🙂 Have a great Sunny Day.. 🙂

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          • Androgoth
            Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:16:41

            What a cheeky challenge, of course
            I doubt that my knitting skills will prove
            a positive venture, especially with my
            hopeless techniques 🙂 lol

            I will play it safe and stick to
            drawing and a bit of writing I
            think 🙂 lol

            Andro xxx

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            • Sue Dreamwalker
              Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:21:42

              you have bowed out gracefully Andro but everyone starts off knitting squares you know… and if your’s turned out a coffin shape 😉 Im sure it would fit just right into your Dungeon Andro 😀
              I will be by to look at your sharks later.. 🙂

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  4. Deb
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 17:19:41

    Well haven’t you been busy this week with your garden walks, spiritual painting and you gifted hand at knitting. I love all of it, and the sweater you wear is excellent! xxx

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  5. Tom (Aquatom1968)
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 17:38:39

    I love the painting Sue, you have captured the Aura very nicely indeed. It looks magical, in fact! And it draws you into the painting! Good one!

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  6. Raymond A. Kukkee (@sunflowergate)
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 17:57:22

    Beautiful post–so thoughtful and insightful. You are a true artist in all respects, in perception, in crafts, in art, and in communication with people. Bless you Sue!

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  7. zendictive
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 18:17:58

    winter is coming and the signs are here, in-door art and warm clothing (~_~) awesome…

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 30, 2012 @ 19:07:31

      Yes that snug feeling with Autumns aroma’s home made pies and making your own entertainment with Arts and Crafts.. Thank you so much for adding your own warmth Art to my pages
      Sue

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  8. Ruth Nina Welsh
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 19:03:09

    Lovely to see your creativity Sue and your brilliant art. Your knitting is beautiful too – it is wonderful the way knitting has ‘come back’ in recent years. Of course, for many, it never went anywhere! With renewed interest, though, many new yarns appear and the wonderful choices and colours are uplifting. Really enjoyed this post! Ruth xx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 30, 2012 @ 19:15:57

      You are so right Ruth for many Knitting has never gone away.. However it went away from my life for many years.. My Gran and Mother knitted and passed on the bug to me. I learnt most though through trial and error and taking my mistakes to my Mother in those early days when I was knitting baby clothes for my own children..
      But as my Mother lived far away I would painstakingly unravel and unpick and start again..
      I guess I stopped knitting when my daughter was in Infants school and its wasn’t the ‘Cool’ thing to have home knits.. much better a Labelled top lol..
      So it wasnt until the impending birth of my Granddaughter 2 yrs ago that my knitting needles came out again.. and Ive been bitten by the bug on an off between my poems and painting and blogging.. 🙂
      And yes todays choices of Yarns are Amazing..
      I hope you are well Ruth, so good to see you here..
      Hugs Sue xx

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  9. The Writing Waters Blog
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 22:00:26

    That’s beautiful knitting. I’m sure it gives you good time to think, too.

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  10. Christine Grote
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 01:11:21

    I’m sorry you were feeling bad, but it looks like something good came from it. You’re a very accomplished knitter. I can knit a square, but that’s about it.

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  11. Crowing Crone Joss
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 01:18:44

    Love the painting of the tree, you have honoured the spirit of tree very beautifully.

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  12. prenin
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 02:34:44

    Lovely pieces of work hun! 🙂

    You really are a talented person!!! 🙂

    Love and hugs always!

    Prenin.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 01, 2012 @ 15:53:53

      you Know Prenin, It isn’t until people such as yourself see and say how talented a thing is that I realise just what gifts I have been given..
      You see I am a big believer in giving EVERY THING a Go.. I even laid some Lino in the bathroom once upon atime around the toilet and hand basin etc… It took be best part of a day and the calling on my Dad from the Spirit World to give me a hand as at the end of it I was in tears of frustration.. But I made a great job of it in the end… We ALL of us can achieve so much if we but TRY!
      🙂

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  13. Eclipse
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 06:57:50

    Oh trees….. my passion as well…..Love that painting! Cool to see you other creations too. Hope you feel much better today.
    Hugs & Love
    //Eclipse

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  14. giselzitrone
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 09:27:29

    Hallo liebe Sue schöne Sachen hast du da gestrickt,toll habe früher auch so viel gemacht aber heute nicht mehr mir tun dann die Arme so weh.Wünsche dir einen schönen glücklichen Wochenbeginn Freundschaft Gislinde.

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  15. Valentine Logar
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 12:11:36

    Love the painting, beautiful and touching. I love though the sweater, love the colors. I wish I could sit down and learn to knit, I do not have the patience.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 01, 2012 @ 16:06:01

      Patience yes, but I bet even if you started with simple coloured squares to knit a small shawl or blanket… You would be amazed at how your mind was freed from all those other intrusions of thought as you let your mind flow with the click of the needles LOL…

      Sound like an old Gran Don’t I ? 😉

      … Well I am a Gran, LOL.. but dont like to think of myself as in a rocking chair just yet LOL 🙂 But I do enjoy my knitting when Im in the mood for it..

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  16. eddietwohawks
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 15:23:13

    The articles shown here are amazing! You are very talented Dreamwalker

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 01, 2012 @ 20:12:26

      Thank you Eddie for your encouraging words. I so enjoy my hobbies, but have to be in the mood to both paint and knit.. and bake.. 🙂 and alternate between all 3 is mad creative bursts 🙂 Which is kind of good… For if I were to bake more cakes and puddings, I think my waist line may expand 🙂 😉 ~Dreamwalker x

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  17. natswans
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 17:05:32

    What a lovely painting Sue , trees love them every shape and form.
    Knitting used to be one of my pass times . Your little waistcoat is very pretty it looks like crochet on the top half.
    Lovely post hope you are feeling much better now, and thanks for sharing.
    Hugs
    Sheila xx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 01, 2012 @ 20:19:18

      I think the stitch is honey-cone in knitting terms, Ive forgotten what it said on the pattern Sheila, I so enjoyed doing the painting, It seemed to paint itself.. Maybe you can start and do a simple scarf in some of those wonderful yarns they sell now Sheila and get back into the habit on knitting, nothing nicer to curl up in a comfy chair 🙂 … So happy to see you and wishing you well… and thank you I am much better now.. Hugs back .. Sue xxx

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  18. dontchawannadream
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 19:53:16

    The painting’s absolutely amazing, Sue. It looks beautiful and I love the whole idea!! 🙂 And you can knit too? Wow
    Thanks for sharing these pics 🙂

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  19. bibuji
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 21:11:50

    Oh, sue, I tried to make a comment on your tree, knitting, and and the friendship between you and Cat, but I could not find good words to express my feelings. English is still difficult for me. I just can say, “All written here make me feel so good.”

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 01, 2012 @ 21:20:58

      Bibuji thank you Sooooooooo Much 🙂 You have an excellent grasp on English Bibuji, Cat is a young woman whose heart is pure and her love of life great and we are firm friends..
      I am so Happy you get a Feel good factor from reading our thoughts… and liked the post..
      many thanks for adding your own wonderful comments Bibuji,
      Love to you Sue xx

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  20. Cat Forsley
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 22:29:38

    AN angel song ——:)
    Maybe i have sent it to you before ? maybe not …………
    Thank You for your loving words today and everyday xx
    C xxx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 02, 2012 @ 18:41:58

      Beautiful Thank you Cat.. Hugs loved it xxx
      I hope you have a wonderful snug rest of the week..
      Hugs Sue x

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 02, 2012 @ 18:41:58

      Beautiful Thank you Cat.. Hugs loved it xxx
      I hope you have a wonderful snug rest of the week..
      Hugs Sue x

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      • Cat Forsley
        Oct 02, 2012 @ 22:03:26

        I am – 🙂 quiet feels cozy ……..
        i have some lovely stuff to listen to tonight …..
        What day is it > Because it feels like so much time has elapsed between the recording day and today – u know ?
        sending you another parcel ups delivery of beauty !
        another angel song – at least in my heart – 🙂
        a movie i really love “once ” ……….
        very very moving ——
        love you xo

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        • Sue Dreamwalker
          Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:05:56

          🙂 Tears are welling…. and spilling but in a good way… Good Morning where you are Cat.. 🙂 xxx

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          • Cat Forsley
            Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:10:40

            Oh My Goodness! I just got upppppppppppp like 20 minutes ago 🙂
            Sue Sue 🙂 How are You ?
            It’s a misty kind of morning 🙂
            Love You so 🙂
            What is happening Over there 🙂 xo
            I have been cleaning my apt out to keep the stuff i really Love and giving away the rest …….
            Just Gonna do some writing on Beethoven !
            My Grandma – the same Grandma – yes – had given me a Bust of him before she passed ……..
            🙂
            But How are You 🙂
            You have been working hard yes ?
            a day of rest for You ?
            xxx
            Lots and Lots of Love xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
            C

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            • Sue Dreamwalker
              Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:16:26

              A Sunny Day here made all the brighter with your smile.. and yes a day of relaxing today.. a Stew is in the slow cooker and some me time in catchup mode then Im publishing a poem I wrote.. a rather sad one which may upset a few but I need to speak about our animal kingdom.. I was inspired to write last night.. and need to type up.. But I am Fine..
              Sounds as if your Gran one lady who held much knowledge and wisdom…. I have lots of Classical CDs and Beethoven is amongst them 🙂 xxxx

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            • Cat Forsley
              Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:22:50

              If You are Inspired then You are inspired 🙂
              I am Going to do that one day soon 🙂 write about animals –
              i am glad You are Good 🙂
              My Grandma was
              IS 🙂
              what a great week – overhaul life – it’s a good feeling 🙂
              In a quiet – solace – peaceful feeling 🙂
              Can’t wait to read 🙂
              Love Love and More 🙂 xo
              C

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            • Sue Dreamwalker
              Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:27:32

              Clearing out our old and in with the new.. be it space or peace,.. *Sigh* We are all in need of that Solace from time to time.. Have a great morning with the Classics 🙂

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            • Cat Forsley
              Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:30:01

              Thank You Sue Sue 🙂 xx
              I love solace
              even that word !
              a clearer apt – a clearer brain – a clearer thought
              a clearer Cat xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxo

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      • Cat Forsley
        Oct 02, 2012 @ 22:16:46

        Glen hansard and M- i can’t spell her name !
        very talented duo –
        this is a beautifulllllll movie sue sue
        this is a better song – i never know if i should send “veVO ” BECAUSE i think everyone can hear it ….
        goodnight to you xo
        love xx
        c

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  21. Sabina Brave
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 12:31:12

    You have many great talents Sue. 🙂
    Blessings and love to you.
    xxx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 02, 2012 @ 19:04:25

      Thank you Sabina, we each have our own particular talents and you also have yours 🙂 a gift of sharing and giving… Wishing you a great rest of the week my inspirational friend xx

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  22. Kourtney Heintz
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 01:31:37

    Love the tree painting–especially the as above so below image. 🙂 Your knitting is amazing too, I love the vest and the bolero!

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  23. Renee Espriu
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 03:31:39

    Wonderful, every one, from the beautiful drawing of the tree…awesome…to the knitting projects. I use to knit and crochet but as I began working full time some 14 plus years ago now I had to choose which things I absolutely could do so left that and sewing behind. I have my writing now, art and reading and I hope one day to pick up and begin to play my piano again. I love to do it all but not enough hours in the day. LOL 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:18:46

      Renee, thank you so much, you know I only dabbled with the Piano we had one when we were small, my Mother played and my Dad did via ear.. I so loved to sit on the stool and Vamp along to his melody.. 🙂 Wishing You More Hours in your day xxx Sue xx

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  24. summerrain63
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 07:08:29

    You have so many talents Sue….thanks for sharing them….love the tree picture…and so glad you are feeling better….

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  25. Christy Birmingham
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 19:45:56

    I like the painting Sue! I hope you are feeling much better now! (and hey at least you got a great painting out of the sick period) xx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 11, 2012 @ 12:06:52

      Hi Christy, yes I did get a painting out of the quiet time of feeling under the weather… Many thanks for adding your thoughts Christy and dropping by, I will return the honours shortly Sue xx

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