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MWBTR - Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue and especially the president played a huge role in Boo's remaining short life. The book "The Dog Listener" was read cover to cover, and the techniques used to make my home Mitzi, Boo and I could live in together. It still wasn't a bed of roses, I messed up, and Boo messed up, but we both tried, and sadly lost her to cancer at 10 and a half years old, but, MWBTR will forever be special to me, as Denise Yoder was the only one who didn't tell me to have Boo put out of her misery for behavioral issues. I refused to anyway. She was mine for the rest of her life. And, so I pay it forward in Boo's memory.

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Today I came full circle. Never in my life would I expect what innocently happened as I reached for the volume set of books given to me in my younger days having no memory of when, but always taking them in my boxes of books to keep - never opened, until today. I remember very clearly where I was at in life then. I lived in Whispering Brook in Portage, Michigan. I worked 50-60 hour weeks managing both Jo-Ann Fabrics at that time, hiring potential managers off of Western's campus and training them, training the district on merchandising and loss...

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cutting tool maintenance, scissors, shears, thread cutters -

Caring for our textile tools can make a huge difference in enjoying or being frustrated with the process. Here is a simple maintenance tip for shears and cutters* that are held together with screws, not nylon washer assemblies. They are typically steel. This can also be used on rotary cutter assemblies when blades are being replaced/removed. Using 50 Wt household sewing machine oil, open the shears as shown in the middle of the photo and apply a generous drop above and below the screw assembly, turning over and applying on the underside the same. Slowly rock the scissors while open...

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Ever since I can remember my dreams from my childhood, I used to dream of making fabric. I believe this started when I saw my older sister (7-8 at the time, me 4-5) in Girl Scouts as a Brownie weaving on a backstrap loom, the troop leader said I was too young. It was too many years later when I finally started on floor looms because in my mind, I could always see the possibilities and what if's. So, back in 1990, I took a local weaving course but my style of learning did not match the instructor's style, and...

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ball winding service, Custom Service, Louie's charity, Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue, Skein into ball winding service -

As I continue to build more into the website of my dreams...I added a service, with a charitable purpose - Louie's Charity of Choice which is typically Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue to help those in dire need of medical care especially. So, all proceeds from winding skeins into balls will go directly to the needs of an ill fur child in need of serious care and hopefully a new and loving home. It's simple - go under Custom Services and select how many skeins you wish to have wound into cakes/center pull balls prior to your final checkout, add to...

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