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AKA Merilee
My husband of just about 44years and I moved to London 4 years ago in May; our “real” home is a home we designed and built on a lake in northern Minnesota. My husband retired once but as was the way with most pensions in the early-mid 2000′s, ours melted and he went back to work.
I have always done some kind of hand craft from embroidery to counted cross-stitch to quilting to needlepoint and now beading. As I love color and designing with it, this bead addiction has become expensive but I don’t anticipate quitting anytime soon!

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  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy commented on the Fresh Pick “feeling all sorts of emotion”   4 days, 15 hours ago

    Oh Karen! Please give your sister hugs from all of us here. We are all holding her close in our hearts.

    Luvnhugs, Merilee

    P.S. – I fixed my bracelet and added the darling bell … am loving’ it!

  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy commented on the Fresh Pick “Outskirts of Tucson”   1 week ago

    Oh Mary! Your week can only get better! I am sending warm hugs and positive thoughts for your recovery. I love this pick and our POD and already had it in my faves .. ha! ha!

  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy commented on the Fresh Pick “Sorry to be a PIG”   1 week, 4 days ago

    Until the next millennium? I don’t think so!!! Please send some of your creative energy my way, please. I have not done a thing since last April, when the world irrevocably tilted on its axis. I need to come see you, my friend.

    Great pick but am not sure I can ever eat pork again!


  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy commented on the Fresh Pick “Full As A Fruitcake”   1 week, 4 days ago

    Oh! Oh! Oh! I almost missed this pick, which I love! Wish I had a fruitcake such as we had in the UK: tawny coloured with figs, apricots, sultanas and delicious nuts and spices. No candied fruit!

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  • CAS
    On December 25, 2016 CAS said:

    Merilee, I was thinking of you tonight. Hugs my friend, and wishes for only good things in the coming year.

  • CAS
    On November 21, 2016 CAS said:

    Hi Merrilee! With a holiday approaching I was thinking of you. I know that it’ll be a hard one (my mother’s father passed this week when she was just a teenager. She and my Nana always would get a little down this time of year.) Remember that you are loved.

  • Lady425 aka Beth
    On November 7, 2016 Lady425 aka Beth said:

    Hi Marilee
    Thank you so much for remembering me, and welcoming me back; that really made my day! I am so glad to be back with my favorite beaders.
    Hope you are well too. I look forward to talking with you more. Beth

  • CAS
    On September 21, 2016 CAS said:

    Hi Merilee! I was thinking of you today, and if I could I’d send you a huge bouquet of Sunflowers to brighten your day along with a hug or two. Hang in there my friend.

  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    On July 29, 2016 Chicky Red-haired Grammy said:

    Only way to get through …..

  • CAS
    On July 27, 2016 CAS said:

    I thought I might send you a couple of smiles and a hug or two today. Keep taking it a day at a time.

  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    On July 14, 2016 Chicky Red-haired Grammy said:

    Thank you!

  • CAS
    On July 2, 2016 CAS said:

    Hi Merilee! I know holidays can be difficult times, so I’m sending you lots of hugs with this Happy 4th of July wish.

  • CAS
    On June 16, 2016 CAS said:

    Hi Merilee! I thought I would send you some mega-huge just because hugs today.

  • CAS
    On May 28, 2016 CAS said:

    Sending you lots of hugs as I was thinking about you today. I hope things are getting better.

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