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Everyone needs a hobby

Here's how two of our staff members like to spend their downtime.

[caption id="attachment_6333" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sundress sewed by Denise Blake[/caption]

Denise Blake, accounting assistant

One of my favorite hobbies has always been sewing. My mother always made me such cute outfits; I carried on the tradition, sewing for my children and now my grandchildren. I love adding to or changing a pattern when possible. I made a sundress for my youngest granddaughter to wear to a wedding this past summer.

[caption id="attachment_6334" align="alignleft" width="300"] Melody Dodge's dog enjoying the view.[/caption]

Melody Dodge, director of marketing and sales

Two of my favorite hobbies are my three dogs and my yard.

I enjoy playing with my dogs, taking them for walks and teaching them fun tricks. They bring a smile to my face.

I also enjoy landscaping and planting flowers -- and seeing the changes as the landscaping grows and matures. I have to admit that the mowing and pruning is not my favorite part of the process, but I do appreciate how it all looks when the work is done.

My two hobbies collide at times, since my yard attracts squirrels and my dogs enjoy spending hours barking at them. I may have to figure out a better way for the two to coexist.

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