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From: Sus (tutudada)10/27/04 2:36 PM 
To: DocSarah DelphiPlus Member Icon  (111 of 119) 
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When I joined a swap. It gives you an idea of what others out there are doing.
Sus An Adirondack Mt.Woman
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From: DocSarah DelphiPlus Member Icon10/27/04 4:02 PM 
To: Sus (tutudada)  (112 of 119) 
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And it really makes you push your own work too, doesn't it...

From: STARFISH5610/27/04 8:03 PM 
To: Jen17 (diamondjenn)  (113 of 119) 
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I cover my pasta machine with a plastic shower cap. It's one of those that you use a few times and then throw away. Got them from an Atlantic City Casino Hotel. Works great.



From: Casa de Clay (CasaDeClay)10/27/04 9:13 PM 
To: DocSarah DelphiPlus Member Icon  (114 of 119) 
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when I stopped making what people thought would sell...and just simply made what I love to make.........

From: Sus (tutudada)10/27/04 9:25 PM 
To: DocSarah DelphiPlus Member Icon  (115 of 119) 
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Yes it does, at least I think it does. I think I've improved with each swap even.
Sus An Adirondack Mt.Woman

From: Linda S. (HooptieDoo) DelphiPlus Member Icon2/16/05 3:13 PM 
To: DocSarah DelphiPlus Member Icon  (116 of 119) 
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There have been several "ah hah!" moments for me.

1. I discovered PCC. That was HUGE.

2. After buying a pasta machine, I switched to Premo. I'm now on my third pasta machine.

3. This one seems so silly now, but it took me YEARS to learn this -- you not only can but on some projects SHOULD do multiple bakings. Sure, I "knew" this all along, but it took forever for it to soak in!

4. Make a cane, then let it REST. (See No. 2)

5. Sanding and buffing makes a HUGE difference. (See No. 2 -- I was a stubborn little clayer, because I was so excited about all the possibilities I wanted instant results)

6. Five years ago, I moved 750 miles to a city that has a guild. Wow! Just being around people who also had pasta machines and all the other gadgets, materials and doodads we all use and love was eye-opening. And the inspiration I get from these people cannot be measured.


From: DocSarah DelphiPlus Member Icon2/16/05 4:43 PM 
To: Linda S. (HooptieDoo) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (117 of 119) 
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Experience brings patience, doesn't it?
I found the local guildhasreally helped me as well.

From: froggie (kadewey)2/16/05 6:53 PM 
To: DocSarah DelphiPlus Member Icon  (118 of 119) 
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...when I stopped asking myself "what went wrong" and began paying attention to what went right. Granted the hard lessons teach, but they don't reward.

froggie dewey

"Myth is the truth that has survived."


From: DocSarah DelphiPlus Member Icon2/16/05 6:58 PM 
To: froggie (kadewey)  (119 of 119) 
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Well put!

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