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    Question How far have you come?

    As we all now know, this board will be closing down in a few short weeks. Some members are new while some have been around since the "old" board. I was just wondering how far everyone has come since they first joined the board.
    I don't remember exactly when I joined but it was sometime between April 2001 and February 2002. I know this because of the house we were living in at the time. I was a computer newbie, even though I owned one I didn't know much about the features, only the things I needed to do on the ones at work which were very different.
    The first thing the board taught me was "Copy and Paste", yes, I was that much of an innocent. I have come a long way since then. I've learned a lot about computers, the internet in general, and made some friends...even met some in person.
    What about you?
    Life is like a roll of toilet paper...the closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
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    April 2009 ! I'm sad ... For some of us, this board is like a family ...

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    Oh no please tell this isn't true

    I have loved being a member here and also received heaps of assistance and many beautiful designs from Ellen.
    Shocked and sad

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    Not sure when exactly I joined but it was right before the BIG hacker crash (2003 or there
    abouts I think). I know we came back in Jan 2004. I too learned a lot here. I was a computer
    newbie and learned lots of things like copy/paste and such. Becoming the Gallery Moderator,
    I learned how to use paint to resize pictures, how to upload to the gallery, and all kinds of
    things thru Dragonlair's tutorials and some private messages.

    It will be a very sad day for me when Ellen closes down the board.
    I have learned so much here, but most of all made lots and lots of wonderful friends.
    TERRI

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    Born to stitch - forced to work.

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    I was on the board since may 2004 and I become a Moderator 2 years later. It was a very good experience for me. I perfect my English with the exchanges. Now I have a lot of friends all over the world. Many will miss me.
    I am so sad to leave you.

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    It will be sad day when this lovely board closes down. I have had so much fun
    meeting people and stitching in the exchanges. I will miss all of this and all of you.
    ANN

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    ive been here about 3 years i am going to miss it so much wish it would not close i dont know any other sites or exchanges its been a lot of fun

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    I was part of this forum for soo long and it was such a part of my life, even thoo I didn't post much. I loved looking for news or especially for new exchanges. When I became a part of this forum, I was still a newbie to stitching and I learned a lot here. When I started paticipating in our exchanges, I fully embraced stitching and finishing a projekt. I loved getting in touch with you all through these exchanges. In real life, I am a really shy person and have my problems to meet new people, but with these exchanges it helped me to open up. yay. Often I lack the courage to express someting which was perhaps a reason for not posting more. But I feel a deep connection with you all and I will miss you and our exchanges (and Birthe and her freebiehuntingskills ). Now I will have to stitch my own Ornaments... But I want to thank Ellen and all the moderators for this lovely forum and all the work they have put in this .

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    I joined sometime in 2005. Already a fairly accomplished cross stitcher thanks to my grandma, I needed help on my Teacup Sampler. The butterflies were in half stitch and some of them had one stitch of a color. Thanks to help from wonderful stitchers here I finished it got awards for it and my picture in Stoney Creek Cross Stitch Magazine. I just finished the Monopoly SAL. I've survived cancer, gotten married, been through heck and back with health problems and had 6 grandsons born. Sadly I couldn't be here as much as I'd like, but have made friends and my stitching has gone all over the world.
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    le traducteur m'a aidé à comprendre : je n'ai pas de date exacte, mais je pense : 2002-2003 ? peut-être avant.. je vais regarder sur un CD que j'avais gravé à l'époque. Peut-être qu'il y aura des dates si windows actuel veut bien l'ouvrir.
    J'ai pris l'habitude de venir régulièrement avec le kitchen alphabet. EMS nous donnait une lettre en free chaque mois, ou chaque quinzaine ou chaque semaine ? La modératrice du forum francophone était Sylvie Gaucheron (avant sabine rose).
    J'ai aussi été séduite par les fleurs... et l'amitié du forum.

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    je viens de retrouver une grille free donnée à Pâques en avril 2000 avec des lapins et des oeufs. A ce moment là, Ellen donnait les fichiers en plusieurs format, en particulier le format *.wxs
    J'en déduis que j'étais là en 2000 ??? mais peut-être pas. Quand on télécharge un fichier, garde-t-il la date de sa création ou du jour où on le telechargeait.
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    My story starts with friends coming over Friday evenings for coffee & dessert. The girls crafted the boys played on the computer. My friend showed me one of Ellen's babies she was stitching and the rest is history. I was hooked , joined and been here ever since. I had no computer experience so had to learn and dh bought me my first computer for Christmas and I've been learning ever since.
    We who come here, have been so fortunate to have Enjoyed the most awesome designs. gifted by Ellen and as I have set up exchanges as a Moderator I have met and made friends from around the world. I have also had the pleasure to meet in person members in New Zealand, Nova Scotia Canada and Michigan in the States. This board stands out to me as the friendliest anywhere. We treat each other with respect...kindness and there is always help when required. This Board was a gift from Ellen but a gift we gave ourselves just by being here and Enjoying all it had to offer.
    Hope we will meet again..
    Bea

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    I've got tears in my eyes... Over the last 11-12 years I've enjoyed coming in even if only to look around (I admit I haven't posted very often in the last few years). You've all taught me so much. When I became a member, I had only stitched a couple of small designs without knowing how it was meant to be done. I have learnt from you all tips, techniques, tricks that have helped me improve a great deal. Thank you.
    I came by this site quite by accident. For a while, I would drop by from time to time. It was while I was on maternity leave 11 years ago that I started logging in more frequently and discovering the wonders of Ellen's designs and the friendliness of this forum's members. I will sadly miss it.
    Like Beaj, I hope we meet again.
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