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    • Happy New Year!! 2022!
      My computer has been broken and I couldn’t access anything since Dec. 31st. Hopefully the new wi-fi connector that we installed today keeps working!
      Talk soon Twiggy, and take care staying safe.

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  1. oh no! I hope everything’s working now, I know how that is. I went to connect to the internet yesterday and the bars on my wi fi were red and I couldn’t access the internet. It was about an hour later they turned green so I was able to connect, but that was a nerve racking hour wondering when it would work again.
    oh my word, I didn’t even realize that we turned the page! I wonder if any of the others will return, they’ll probably be surprised that the chat is still going πŸ˜€
    I saw the Ideas activity this week and want to participate in it, just having trouble thinking of an idea to do for it. I did build something this week, it was suppose to be for the activity, but it’s big enough I don’t think it qualifies as a minibuild. I built a moai and named him Bob πŸ˜€ I got it to tip even, it can tip or stand up straight. I’m trying to build a couple of more, which is going to be harder because they have to look the same but have different look to their face. I’m thinking I’ll post at least Bob over at insta when I’m done so you can see it.
    It was sunny yesterday and warmer, it felt like spring outside, which is weird being that we’re still in Jan!
    Hope you and yours is healthy and staying safe, several of my online friends have caught covid or the omicron virus

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    • I really doubt that any of the other original members even remember this site! Tim, who started it, graduated from college recently, so I’m sure he’s quite busy with other things at the moment! The only reason I know anything is because I follow hum on Instagram.
      I’ll look for ‘Bob’ on your account ~ I don’t know what a ‘moai’ is, so I’m intrigued!
      Yeah, 11 days without a computer was awful, but the new wi-fi chip seems to be fine. It was weird because I had full internet connection but couldn’t access anything, and when we connected directly to the router it worked perfectly. So replacing that chip was the right thing to do, even though it took forever to get here after ordering it.
      I got the Covid booster on Friday and had a reaction to it ~ fever, headache, and a really sore arm. Spent Saturday in bed, and feel much better today. I didn’t have any problems with the first 2 vaccinations, I don’t know anyone other than a Discord friend, who’s gotten the virus.
      It’s been really cold here, and they’re predicting a messy snowstorm for tonight into Monday. Glad I’m not planning on going anywhere! πŸ˜€
      You take care, Twiggy, and stay safe, healthy and happy! πŸ™‚

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      • Did you see the TV ads for a Chia Pet, The Child, from Mandalorian? I didn’t know those were still on the market! Looked pretty fun to own if you’re a fan of that show. πŸ™‚
        Still quite wintery here with snow on the ground and another storm heading this way at the end of the week.
        Hope you’re doing well, Twiggy!

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  2. Oh my word, I haven’t seen that ad yet! That is too cool, I am a big Baby Yoda fan, even though I haven’t seen the show, the little guy is just too cute!
    I’ve been working on the snowman activity that posted last week, I’ve got at least two I’m going to submit. The one is my snowmouse of course, I redid the base and the trees a bit, and I built a whole new snowman with a scene for the other one. I’ll be submitting them sometime this week, I’m still working on the new one though, I’m not happy with it yet.
    The feeling is in the air here of spring, which is weird, it shouldn’t feel like this until late march/early april, I just hope this doesn’t mean a really hot summer. I’ve been hearing a lot of about the weather your way, even down in the Southern states got some snow the other week!
    In just over a week, it’s going to be Chinese New Years, this year is going to be the year of the tiger! Idk if you saw the lego CNY promo, but I got it and already put it together, that is a really nice promo πŸ˜€ I’ve been having fun looking at all the new sets, seeing what new pieces are now out there, and there’s a lot of them including a lot of new animal pieces!
    I’m so glad that you guys are doing okay, we are too, just taking it one day at a time to get through this. Have you been starting any new art or craft projects lately?

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    • I don’t usually check out the Lego promos as I’m not buying anything right now. But the urge to build something after seeing some of the projects being submitted, is getting stronger! Maybe I should just take a set apart and rebuild it! That way it won’t need a new space to display it ~ I really have NO space left! πŸ˜€
      I’ve noticed you commenting on a few projects recently. And I saw that Futurama did on your Snowmouse ~ is there any way to Private Message members that don’t have any current submissions? All of his are expired and the comment sections are ‘locked’. (closed)
      We’re supposed to have a blizzard with up to 2 feet or MORE snow on Saturday. Not looking forward to that, for sure! πŸ˜›
      Can’t wait to see your other submission for the snowman activity ~ some of them are pretty cool.
      Well, it’s time for another cup of coffee, so I’ll sign off for now, and hope to hear from you soon! πŸ˜€

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  3. Sadly, they still don’t have pms or something like the cafe that we had at the test lab over at Ideas yet. Yeah, I was surprised to see him comment too, maybe he’s getting ready to submit something, if he does, that is going to be so cool!! πŸ˜€
    I submitted my other snowman activity yesterday, and it should have posted by now. I don’t see any new activity posts, so it might post later on today, that has happened to me before.

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    • I was getting nervous when your new snowman build wasn’t showing up when there were only 18 hrs. left to submit! It finally did post, and I know you saw my comment. πŸ™‚
      It’s really too bad that Ideas doesn’t have the option to PM members. They probably want to keep chatting to a minimum, and only project-related.
      The new activity for Chinese New Year ~ build a tiger ~ seems right up your alley, as you do really adorable little critters! Are you thinking of submitting something?
      Recently a lot of the Ideas submissions are video-game or TV show related, and they don’t interest me too much. I prefer the ones that are more general, that everyone can enjoy if they got accepted as a real Lego product. Not that they’re poorly done or anything, just too niche for my taste.
      There’s a really cute project by JoshKez, of Beatrix Potter characters ~ the builds are small, but very well-done. You should try to check it out, if you have the chance. πŸ™‚
      I hope all is well with you and you’re staying healthy and happy. Twiggy! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks so much for alerting me to his activity submission! I can’t believe I wasn’t following him ~ but I am now! πŸ˜€

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  4. I’m already building a tiger, as soon as I saw the activity post I wanted to build one! πŸ˜€ I have it pretty much built, although I’m not completely happy with the build, the stripes on the body go in the opposite direction than the bow pieces, so I had to built it differently than I usually do. I want to build a small base for it to set on, I’m going to be trying to build that today. I’ll hopefully submit it in the next day or so and it’ll post this week.
    It was so good to see Futurama posting a MOC again, I had a feeling he was going to πŸ˜€ I really hope he keeps posting MOCs, I always enjoyed seeing them.
    I love Beatrix Potter, I’ll look up that user and give the project a like!

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    • Good morning! Sorry for not replying sooner, I’m extremely lazy! πŸ˜›
      Not much going on here ~ we’ve been having rollercoaster weather, where it’s 60 degrees one day and the next in the 30’s and snowing! Makes it difficult to know what to wear, that’s for sure! Right now it’s only 16 with snow squalls forecast for the afternoon. 😦
      You should do a submission for the one-color activity ~ some of the posts are quite interesting, and I know you could make a great scene!
      Hope you’re doing well, Twiggy, and staying healthy, happy and safe! πŸ™‚

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  5. No worries, I understand πŸ˜€
    I got really busy this past week, my friend’s birthday was yesterday and I was hurrying to not only build a OC Brickheadz for him but to make the instructions for it as well. It turned out pretty good, although the instructions definitely look handmade πŸ˜€ He loved it though, he said he was thinking about building his OC Brickheadz for a while now so he was really happy with the gift!
    I have another friend who is getting into pixal art. I know you haven’t been going to the pixal art sites lately, but if you see someone named Wyndgekko, that’s her. She’s also been starting to post them on insta along with her lego MOCs, she is so talented at building spaceships and mechs!
    It’s been such nice spring-like weather here that when it got really cold the other night, it was sort of a shock. It dropped down to 23 degrees, which we have had colder here, but not by much. All the trees have blossomed out, so I hope the cold isn’t going to effect that.
    My friends on discord and I started an exercise program together and we’re motivating and encouraging each other. We started out doing just 5 push ups and we’ve now increased it to 10, although they’re actually doing 20 or 30 now, but it’s easier for them since they’re guys πŸ˜€ I’m having a hard time doing them, but the guys keep me motivated to keep going. I’ve also included 15 sit ups and I plank for a minute and 10 seconds! I’ve also started to jog and each day I increase how far I go. I take my dogs with me, it’s so much more fun having them along!
    I hope everything’s been going great and that you and yours are safe and happy πŸ™‚

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    • Sounds like you’re really busy, not only with building Lego, but building your muscles as well!
      Good for you! I limit my exercise to going upstairs in the house and down several times a day! πŸ™‚
      It’s always nice to have friends encouraging you to do better, and having your dogs along for the jogs must be great fun! Are they leashed, or running free?
      I’ll search for your friend Wyndgekko, next time I go to Instagram. I doubt that she’s on my pixel site, because no one is able to draw on it anymore. 😦
      It’s only 17 degrees right now, and if we make it into the low 30’s today, we’ll be lucky. Winter is definitely not done with us yet!
      The projects that have been approved for production this last review, are causing a lot of people to complain that others in the review were better and Lego is just pandering to a fan-base to get money ~ and the set that was approved is terrible, with no visual interest or good building techniques. It’s just a plain building and faceless band member minifigs. Not being familiar with the band, I agree with the members who don’t like the choice of that set! I was happy that the A-Frame cottage by Norders, I believe, was approved.
      Everything is good here, and I hope it’s the same for you, Twiggy! Be safe!

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  6. The dogs are leashed, our place isn’t fenced in, so it wouldn’t be long before Felix would spot a squirrel and run after it πŸ˜€ But I have the on a extra lead along with their leash, so they have a lot of room to run around while we’re jogging/walking. I’m still exercising and doing good, feeling more fit and starting to see a difference it’s been making!
    Yeah, I know the band they’re making the set of, and the band tends to be a joke on the server I’m on πŸ˜€ It’s not a set I’ll be getting, only for the fact I don’t listen to them, I’m happy about the a-frame though, that looks like a really cool set!
    I don’t know if you get the Weekly Lego Newsletter email, not the Ideas one but the one the Lego shop sends out, the other week my Bunny MOC was featured in it! I was so happy and very surprised since I built that last year and didn’t expect it πŸ˜€
    I’ve haven’t done much building, my friend’s birthday is today and I built him a Lebron James Brickheadz to give him the instructions as a gift. He’s crazy about basketball and really likes that player so I can’t wait to see his reaction πŸ˜€
    It’s spring here for sure, we’re thankfully going to get some rain today! I’ve been working out on our apple tree, the one that’s out in the middle of the field that the deer lay under in the summer. I’ve been going underneath and cutting some of the dead limbs to make more room for them and digging out the blackberries that grow there too so they don’t overtake. I can’t convey how neat it is under that tree, the tree is HUGE and the branches have grown down to the ground in an umbrella shape. It’s like a secret place, something you’d see in a movie like the hobbit or something. The neatest part of the tree, when it’s leafed out, when you’re outside of the tree you can’t see into it, but when you’re inside of it, you can see out really good! I think that’s why the deer like that tree so much, gives them cool cover in the summer and they can see if anything is coming from a great distance away.
    I hope everything is going good for you and yours! The time change happens tonight, there’s a lot of talk about making this the last time, so that’ll be good, I always hate having to readjust πŸ˜€

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    • I followed your friend, Wyndgekko, on Insta the other day ~ they definitely do nice Lego builds!

      That apple tree sounds like the perfect place for the deer to spend the hot summer months ~ they’re fortunate that you clear it out for them!

      I don’t get the regular newsletter from Lego shops, but that’s awesome that your Bunny MOC was featured in it ~ a very nice surprise to get! πŸ™‚

      Your friend who’s getting the Lebron James Brickheadz instructions as a gift for his birthday will be pleased with it, I’m sure!

      Yeah, I saw that the US Senate passed a bill to end Daylight Saving Time in 2023, and I’m glad that we’ll be able to keep the spring one year-round. It hasn’t been a useful thing since WWII !

      Getting more Spring-like weather here, with temps in the 50s and they’re even forecasting low 70s for Saturday! It’s about time we get to put away the winter clothes!

      Have a great weekend, Twiggy and keep jogging with your dogs, as I’m sure they enjoy it as much as you do ~ even if they can’t chase the squirrels! πŸ˜€

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  7. I’m so glad you got to see her MOCs and such! Yeah, she’s so talented at building, she just posted a Batmobile that she built the other day! Vehicles are still a big weak point with me building, something I need to work on.
    My friend loved the Lebron Bickheadz, he’s so into basketball I knew he would πŸ˜€ I don’t know if he built it yet, he had to take a break of sorts from discord. He still pops on a little bit, but only for a minute to see what’s going on, so I haven’t had a chance to ask him.
    I haven’t built anything since then but I’ve built a hedgehog a while back that I haven’t posted anywhere yet. I was thinking about posting it over at Insta but I want to try to build either a scene or base for it first.
    The deer returned to the tree a couple days ago, I saw 4 adult deer come out from under the tree! That means we need to be careful going around that tree now, especially when they start to have those babies.
    The weather is defs spring here now! We got up to almost 90 the other day, which our norm for this time of year is suppose to be only 56 πŸ˜€ We got some rain on the way for tomorrow though, which I’ll be glad to see, we sorely need it!
    Lego has their easter promo going on right now! I put my order in yesterday to get it, it’s actually a pretty neat looking promo set, two brick built chicks with a brick built easter egg.
    I hope you’re having a great weekend and that you and yours are doing awesome!

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    • I saw her Batmobile post ~ she definitely can build vehicles very well. I have no doubt that if you put your mind to it, you could do just as good a job ~ but I think you enjoy building critters more!
      I’m looking forward to seeing the hedgehog when you post it on Insta!

      For a while it looked like Spring here, the crocus have bloomed and the weather was mild, but today it’s only 20 degrees and it even snowed not far from here. The joys of living in New England are never-ending!

      That Lego Easter Promo sounds so cute ~ glad you were able to order it!
      Some really interesting projects on Ideas have reached 10K, and others are fast approaching that milestone, so I hope that Lego will approve them when the review comes around. But it’s always surprising what goes through and what doesn’t.

      Have a great week, Twiggy, and get building! πŸ˜€

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  8. I haven’t worked on that hedgehog MOC yet, I still want to build something to go along with it. I got busy building something for the Bee activity last week and I’m going to hopefully be submitting that at Ideas soon πŸ˜€
    I’ve seen a lot of those 10k projects, some of them look so cool! I’m glad they came up with a solution for a lot of the projects that don’t get selected, there have been some great ones that had to be passed over.
    Did you see the set they picked for the 90th anniversary, Ideas had a vote of which theme it would be a while back. It’s going to be a castle, I haven’t seen any official pics of it, but I hear it’s going to be pretty expensive, $400 someone told me. I hope it’ll be around for a while, I might be able to save up my VIP points to take a big chunk off of the price.

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    • Now you’ll need to build something for the Easter Bunny activity! πŸ˜€ Or the rise of the phoenix one!
      I didn’t know they chose a castle for the 90th anniversary ~ and if the cost is that high, it’s definitely going to be out of my reach! 😦
      Nothing much happening here ~ we’re doing some yardwork now that the weather is better. I saw some deer on the edge of the woods the other day. Hope they don’t eat the plants/shrubs once they start blooming!
      Do you set up an Easter display for the holiday? The only set I have is a small one from years ago, where a minifig is painting eggs in a little kitchen, and boiling one on the stove. There’s another fig who’s eating a cookie, and dropped a raw egg on the floor! πŸ˜€

      Have a good rest of the week, Twiggy, and an even better weekend!

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  9. HAPPY EASTER!! πŸ˜€

    I am going to enter the bunny activity, in fact I’ve built two MOCs! I haven’t decided if I’m going to enter both of them at Ideas or just one there and one at insta and tag Lego, been wanting to do that for a while. I got a notif a few days back that they’re going to be backlogged and I can tell that because nothing’s posted on the activity for several days, so it might be a few days before mine posts.
    I have that Easter kitchen set too! I think it was pretty much the first Easter set I bought, I thought it was so neat looking, I actually bought it at ebay I wanted it so bad πŸ˜€ I don’t set up anything like I do at Christmas time, but I have a lot of Easter themed sets that I do set up around the house, and as you can imagine the collection gets larger each year πŸ˜€
    Things are quiet here, been raining for the last few days here, which we really need and it’s been really nice listening to the rain again! I also ordered some strawberry plants that should be here tomorrow so I’m looking forward to that!
    I hope you and yours have an Awesome Easter!

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    • Both of your Easter bunnies were so adorable! You are the Queen of Cute Critters! πŸ˜€
      I’m glad you had some rain finally ~ and when your strawberries are planted they’ll like the moist soil.
      We’re still getting rain off and on ~typical for New England in the Spring. April showers bring May flowers! The temps are in the 50’s & 60’s ~ again, normal for this time of year.
      The wild turkeys are such an annoyance. They dig up the dry grass on the front lawn and make holes that they take dust-baths in. We’re filling in the holes with loam, and putting down sod, and have set up a high-pitched sonic device to keep them away from the lawn. Unless it’s a coincidence, it seems to be working ~ now they walk up the driveway to get to the backyard! πŸ˜›
      The situation in Ukraine is horrible, and I feel so bad for the residents living with the war. 😦
      Guess that’s it for now. Have a nice weekend, Twiggy! πŸ™‚

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  10. Bad news, my strawberries got delayed in delivery and they arrived in really bad shape. Even though the box was marked “this side up” it looked like the box got turned upside down at some point too, a lot of the soil was out of the pots. Needless to say, they didn’t survive, but I’m going to get some more because I really want to grow some.
    When I was over at YT looking at crafting vids, I came across a type of crochet/knitting that I’ve never heard of before. It’s called Tunisian Crocheting and the tool you use is a cross between a crochet hook and knitting needle. The stitches are easy to do, I understand what they are and the patterns are so cool looking! I can crochet but I could never do the knitting stitches so this looks like it’s a good alternative to knitting. I’m trying to find a good, inexpensive set of hooks to do this, I think I found a set over at Amazon that I’m going to get.
    Thank you so much, I had a lot of fun building those bunnies! I actually had one more built but didn’t submit it, I thought I’d save it for next year. I had so much fun building that Easter egg, it was raining that Saturday and it was a great day to MOC build πŸ˜€ I built one more egg with a chick head peaking up out of the top of it.
    I’ve got 2 friends who have birthdays coming up next week, so I’ve been working on brickheadz instructions to gift to them, so I was happy that I didn’t have any ideas of something to build for the activity this week.
    My heart just breaks for the Ukrainians, especially for the children. I hope things get sorted out soon, the devastating toll on Ukraine is just terrible
    I hope spring has sprung in your neck of the woods! It’s been raining here just a bit, but from what I hear on the news, we’re 14″ below normal rainfall, so we have a long ways to go to get out of this drought!
    I hope you and yours is well and happy, stay safe Catz

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    • How disappointing that your strawberry plants were treated so poorly on their trip to you! I swear that some people can’t read the instructions on a package! Hope the next plants arrive safely at your house ~ fresh strawberries are so delicious!

      That type of crocheting sounds interesting and will help you with avoiding the knitting stitches. When you’ve made something post a pic of it here, please. πŸ™‚

      You’re always busy building something for friends, and I’m sure they appreciate the gifts you make for them!

      Our lilacs have gotten their leaves, but no flower buds yet. I love when they bloom because the yard smells so nice, and I bring in some to put in a vase in the kitchen. πŸ™‚
      One of the ornamental cherry trees out front is blooming with beautiful pink flowers now, and some of the azaleas as well, so I guess Spring has sprung here! πŸ˜€

      When I got the email that you’d posted on here, it looked completely different than it normally does. but it still worked fine to reply to. I have no idea what the change means, or if it will continue.

      Hope you’re doing fine, Twiggy, and staying happy and safe! Plus I hope you get more rain!!
      Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

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  11. https://bricksafe.com/pages/Twiggy9997/tunisian-crochet
    I’m getting the hang of Tunisian Crocheting! Here are some pics, the pink swatch is just a stitch pattern I learned and I made a hat and the large blue square grid, I have a small pillow form and I hope that I have enough yarn to make a cover for it πŸ˜€
    It’s a lot of fun, I figured out the best way to describe it, it’s like mashing crocheting and knitting together, literally! Some patterns you do a crochet stitch then a knitting stich, it’s crazy πŸ˜€
    The heat is on it’s way here, I think the weather guy said we’re going to see triple digits next week!
    I just ordered the Elf Clubhouse and it’ll be here next week! I’m so happy to get that one, I think it’s going to retire at the end of the year and it’s been sold out so much, I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get it! I can’t wait to see what this year’s seasonal set is going to be, I still need to get the Santa’s Visit set from last year yet though. I’m already starting to think of stuff to set up and build for the village this year! Hopefully thinking about winter will give me cool thoughts to get through the heat this summer πŸ˜€
    I hope everything’s been going great for you and yours, Stay safe Catz

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