Jodie@simplykidsocala

I am a new cross stitcher, quilter, married to the love of her life for over 24 years with 2 amazing college aged kids & a 4yr old boxer mix

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Jodie

We were off the grid with no phone service while we enjoyed a State Park in Georgia this weekend. We went with an old coworker of Ken's name Joe, his wife Nicole and some friends of theirs. I didn't have my phone with me much, but we enjoyed hiking, biking, seeing many deer, wild Turkeys, and alligators. This park is an International Dark Sky Park, but it was cloudy both nights so we didn't get to experience the stars, but we will come back another time. They also have nice cabins to rent at this park for anyone interested. #kandjemptynesters #camping #campinglife #georgiastateparks #deer #wildturkeys #alligator


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Finished my throw size #quiltyheartsquilt top using #modabellasolids #aqua color and some of the bundle I purchased from @handmadeisheartmade. Such a fun and easy quilt pattern @emily_dennis_ thank you so much. Thinking I need a #buffalocheck for a quilt back. #quiltsofinstagram #quilts #quiltylove #quiltylovequilts


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I haven't touched my machine for months since my mom passed away. Certain things like quilting just don't feel the same without her here. But I saw this new #quiltyheartsquilt by @emily_dennis_ and I fell in love with the pattern and I know mom would've loved the ease of it. So I am pushing through my sad/angry emotions of putting these heart pieces together in hopes of it helping a little put my heart back together. #quiltsofinstagram #quilting #heartquilt #therapyquilt #quiltingismytherapy


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I have wanted to go to Big Talbot Island since learning about it in 2015. This is where I originally wanted to do Ivys Senior photos. If you ever have the chance, the beauty of this island is just incredible. I hope to go back one day with my Canon camera to take some different photos. #kandjemptynesters #bigtalbotislandstatepark


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We enjoyed a spectacular weekend. We camped at Little Talbot Island. We did an early horseback ride on Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. We explored Fort Clinch, ate lunch at Amelia Island and explored, Fernandina historic site, Amelia Island State park, George Grady Fishing Pier, and the oldest bar in Florida.#kandjemptynesters #FLStateParks


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We had the best day today. I will post more photos tomorrow when we have a better signal. This is one of my favorite photos from today. #kandjemptynesters #bigtalbotisland #flstateparks


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I am doing my first ever year long SAL with @tinymodernist We only get to see the first block, the center block and the rest are a mystery each month. Each block is released on the 15th of the month and it is supposed to be a fun, bright, postive quote to keep us inspired all year. I didn't use black like the model, I am using a hand-dyed dark grey/blue called Echo that I purchased from my local store #brickcitycrossstitch The border was given to us ahead of time so that hopefully we have that stitched before the 15th when the pattern for the middle block is released to us. I have half of the outside border done and this is a large size for me, 17x18 inches. Excited and hopefully I will be able to keep up as a newbie. #crossstitchersofinstagram #tinymodernistsal #tinymodernist #crosstitching


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Two Valentine's #crossstitch finishes. The Gnome pattern is L'Amore Al Tempo Degli Gnomi (Be My Valentine) by Cuore E Batticuore. I got this shutter for $5 at Michael's with a coupon and the cross stich and flowers are attached with magnets so removable for another seasonal project thanks to the inspiration from @priscillablain
The second one is Be Mine by @heartinhand01
I finished it on the heart which is hanging in a frame I purchased at Joanns that I am interchanging for the seasons. #therealhousewivesofcrossstitch #crossstitchersofinstagram #heartinhandneedleart #crosstitching #brickcitycrossstitch


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I finished this #crossstitch with an aqua backing fabric and burlap ribbon. I purchased this standing pedestal with clip from @joann_stores so that I can change out the stitching monthly. (Hopefully I can finish all the months) Finishing inspiration from @priscillablain @countrycottageneedleworks #brickcitycrossstitch #therealhousewivesofcrossstitch #countrycottageneedleworks #crossstitchersofinstagram #joannfabrics


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Last 2 #crossstitch finishes of 2018. I am so glad before my mom left that she got into #crosstitching and grabbed me along with her. It has been a refreshing new change, and I look forward to more projects I have ready for 2019. #therealhousewivesofcrossstitch #littlehouseneedleworks #crossstitchersofinstagram


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3 mile hike this morning and Aquaman in the afternoon.


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