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Frances Tornese
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  • Egg Harbor City, NJ
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Egg Habor New Jersey
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I am a harpist and harp teacher in NJ. I have been knitting since I was 5 years old when an elderly Scottish neighbor taught me as I sat at her feet. She gave me a tremendous gift: a lifetime of creativity and pleasure.
I have two grown sons and two grandsons. I knit for them and my husband. So, I am always looking for good patterns for men and boys.
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Posted on November 19, 2010 at 3:57pm 18 Comments

For several years now my husband and I have been supporting Heifer International a charitable organization which gives animals to needy families around the world enabling them to become self sufficient and productive citizens in their own countries.

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At 9:11am on January 11, 2011, Debra Phifer said…
I'm not sure. I like the Miralda's Triangular shawl and the Triinu scarf. It's so hard to decide. There are so many beautiful shawls to choose from out there. I think I'll stick with the Knitted Lace of Estonia book.
At 12:50am on December 23, 2010, Janice Aitkens said…

Thank you for adding me as a friend

Hugs Janice

At 10:05pm on December 8, 2010, Tara Addesa said…
Hi Frances :) Glad You Added me Sure Makes it alot easier to Communicate !! I'm Assuming You Saw My Note In SAL about 1 Bronze Bella By Jordana JusT In CasE 1 of You gals Left behind This Time Thought You Get a Washable WOOL SCARF DELIVERED To StAnthonys No Later Then the 13th !!! I Know it was Short Notice with Only a Week to Go Til THEIR PARTY Where the SCARVES WILL BE HANDED OUT :) In Any Event I Surely Understand If None of You gals Can Make it by then .. Just Wanted to Toss it out to You Nutty Pickle & KnitterGirl .. In the Event 1 or More of You wanted to TRY :))) Pickles already said She Can't but She's Rooting for All You gals Hoping 1 Will Win & Me too for that Matter I Love love love My Giftaways !!! Sadly I have UPLOADING PROBLEMS AGAIN So My Post about about it was late late late So Sorry Nothing I Can Do I Send FiX it Reports Almost Daily & Note to Kelley Earlier !! Huggs Hope You're Doing Great !!!
At 4:27am on November 29, 2010, Elaine Wenger said…
Thank you for becoming my friend. Yes, my four dogs are all shelties, weighing in at 18 to 40 pounds. I would probably have more shelties but the vet bills and grooming needs slowed me down. It takes quite a bit to keep them all happy and healthy. I just recently purchased a spinning wheel (Sonata) and am learning to spin. Hope to also learn to dye. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving! Now on to the Christmas madness. LOL.
At 9:58am on October 5, 2010, Beverly Roberts said…
I apologize for not responding sooner. I'm still trying to figure out how to use the community forum. I do so enjoy your comments in the various spinning threads. Glad to have you as a friend. Wishing you good health and creativity! Hugs!
At 5:27pm on October 1, 2010, Nutty4Knitting said…
Frances, I've been having a major brain freeze lately, so it took me a little while to figure out that this was the best place to say some [I can't remember all...] of the things that have gone through my head as I have been reading your comments on various discussions the last few days.
What a treasure you are!! There is so much to learn from someone who has been spinning as long as you have, especially since you have been a teacher. I did not know that KP had a SpinAlong when I joined the community. I was only expecting knitting comradship, so that was a pleasant surprise! And I'm very glad. I just don't have the money to spend on a lot of the books available, [besides a big family, we are starting a new business], and we are way out in the countrry so a library is not a source for me any more [I don't drive.]. I do subscribe to Spin-Off and glean a lot from there, but being online here is cozier, so I am glad you are here, since you are such a seasoned spinner. I'm looking forward to more info coming from you.
Oh, yes! I used to think I was born in the wrong century, too, until a friend of mine said God put me here for this time and for a purpose. I'm glad you are here now, otherwise all of the above could not be said! =)
At 6:39pm on September 25, 2010, Naomi Jeanne Wheatley said…
That is so cool! My Dad's grandmother was Tommy Love Wheatley.
At 9:16am on September 23, 2010, Evelyn M. Dugger said…
Hello ny friend. I have you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself. ☺ E.
At 10:32pm on September 21, 2010, wendy said…
Hi Frances, thanks for adding me as a friend. I love your avatar, so unique.
At 9:21am on August 29, 2010, Naomi Jeanne Wheatley said…
Wow, Frances, I just now checked the last comment you sent me and read it through. Sorry it took me so long. Maybe we are related! My Dad's Grandpa was from Kentucky! I finished the baby surprise jacket and it turned out really nice, although too big. I'm going to do another one smaller this time.

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