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  #21  
Old January 29th 08, 10:38 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Sally Swindells
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Thought a pointer to all our picture sites, etc. might be a good idea
here too.

http://www.geocities.com/rctq_quilters/


Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~ (uk)


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  #22  
Old January 29th 08, 11:03 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Robyn
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Hi,
I'm 54 married 30 years have 3 grown children and 2 grandsons 9 and 5.
1st Daughter 29 married, 2nd Daughter 24, Son 23.
Never made a quilt before, start my first class soon.
Learnt to sew in high school and made my children's clothes when they were
little. I live in Brisbane, east coast of Australia.
One dog 1 1/2 Bella Christmas present from hubby 2006, one cat 9 years PB
short for Pooh Bear.
I love dark chocolate and flaks.
Hubby and I still work full time, can't wait for retirement.

Robyn


  #23  
Old January 29th 08, 11:59 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Debi Matlack[_2_]
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Okay, Sally, I'll go!
I'm Debi, live in central Florida, work at a veterinary teaching hospital in
the radiology department. Do I like animals? Nah...;-) I have 4 feline QI's
Ernie of the Many Toes (22 total), a black and white fearless monstrosity
that knows how to 'sit pretty' and 'wave' for treats, or just when he wants
attention; Jamie, the orange long haired patriarch, named for a book
character with red hair and an attitude; Phoebe, a round little black cobby
kitty, who, at three years of age, still suckles at night on her 'ninny
pillow'. She was orphaned at an early age. And last, my little paranoid
Emma, a blue-grey and white shorthaired kitty who was discovered in a
shopping cart outside the Family Dollar Store nearly three years ago. My
lone canine QI is Clifford, the Medium Red Dog who is simply the best dog
ever, except for his desire to clean the yard of the 'debris' other cats
leave behind. I am married, my DH being a tech junkie, and constantly
tearing down and fixing his computer, and mine (hooray!) My only complaint
in that area is that he installed a new video card on my computer and I
cannot for the life of me get the colors correct on it now. Ugh...
Next...
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Debi

"I think not", said Descartes, and promptly disappeared.

"Sally Swindells" wrote in message
...
As Cornwoman wrote 'Now I want to
know more about each of you! Please tell!!


and we seem to have a flurry of new posters, is it time for a general
Roll Call, so that newbies can see who we all are.

So here is mine:

Retired to the Suffolk coast in England from Nottingham in 2001, so of
advancing years!


Two big children, neither still at home. Richard 33 has lived with his
girlfriend and her three children for 5 years so it seems pretty
permanent. He works in computers (thank goodness!). Rachel is 37 and
lives with her husband Tim, an airline pilot, in central England. She has
her own Personal Training business, but I think she has given up having a
beautifully slim and fit mother!

DH Mike is into ornithology in a big way - birdwatches, rings birds for
migration stats, does conservation work, so I am left to stitch! (and
garden).


QI Inspector No 1 is Hodge who is a white cat with a grey tabby mask,
hat, cloak and tail. He is assisted by 2 year old Mia (who is black and
white and would rather be doing other things), and her brother Kiwi who
shows great promise. Kiwi was supposed to be all black, hence his name
the New Zealanders will understand. However, he is a bit of a clown so
grows a long very fluffy brownish coat for winter, with a big
mane like a lion and an enormous tail. He retains his pitch black
face and legs though! In the summer he is black and short haired and looks
considerably smaller.


Have sewed for ever, lots of embroidery, but only started quilting about 6
years ago when my sister died and left me her board, rotary cutter, lots
of bits and pieces and small stash. She only had one or two things
unfinished but I thought I would learn to use the board and cutter so I
could finish her things properly. However.... the stash has grown and so
has the pile of UFOs - and I seldom embroider!


I've just had a sort out of my Webshots, so its fairly up to date. At the
moment I am concentrating on the 'Singing the Blues' and have spent the
evening appliqueing leaves - lots and lots of leaves!


Chocolate - officially nil as I am dieting, but ........ (Personal Trainer
is too far away to see!).


So .. open to everyone else!


--
Sally at the Seaside~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
http://community.webshots.com/user/sallyswin






  #24  
Old January 29th 08, 11:59 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Dawn in Alberta
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Default Time for another Roll Call?


"Sally Swindells" wrote in message
...
As Cornwoman wrote 'Now I want to
know more about each of you! Please tell!!


and we seem to have a flurry of new posters, is it time for a general
Roll Call, so that newbies can see who we all are.

So here is mine:

Retired to the Suffolk coast in England from Nottingham in 2001, so of
advancing years!
Sally at the Seaside~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
http://community.webshots.com/user/sallyswin


Here is mine.

I am a 37 year old beginner quilter, who really hasn't done any quilting in
the last year due to the job, working the grave yard shift really kills
creativity I am finding. My mom lives with me as she is getting younger day
by day and she is also coming up on her 6th year cancer free. I have two
fantastic singer sewing machines, one given to me by my mother a Funky green
Singer337, who was born in 1965 and then my newest baby whom I've had for
two years now a Singer Featherweight that was born in 1954 who I saved from
getting tossed in the dump, and the feather weight came to live with me in
its original black case with the zigzag attachment and all the feet you can
imagine, which also fit on my 337.

I am owned by 7 QI's Bud is a tuxedo colored Main Coon he was a stray that
found us at the age of about two years old back in 96, Tinker is also
another tuxedo sort of main coonish cat, then came 6. The 6 are all brothers
and sisters, There is Hastings an orange tabby who loves to cuddle, Morse a
brown tabby who thinks he is human, Marple a white and orange medium haired
cat who's purr sounds like a pigeon, then there are the girls Cyd yet
another tuxedo colored QI who will follow Bud around and cry when she cant
find him, Peroit yet another tuxedo little girl QI, then in memory is their
other sister Lovejoy who was a pure white medium haired kitty that passed
due to fatty liver disease. The 6 were found in a farmers field back in 97
during a cold spell when they were just a few weeks old, and came to live
with me as foster cats, fell in love with them and couldn't part with them.

In my quilting history, first one I ever worked on was for a friend who
wanted a watercolor quilt, she cut the fabric's I sewed them together for
her. I am not counting the pot holder I made in home Ec which oddly enough I
still have 24 years later. Then came a uneven log cabin done in blue and red
batik fabrics, I wanted to call it Sunset over water, but the water turned
out to have a bad green algae problem when it was put together. Then came a
Carol Doak book that I just had to try out, and out of that was born a multi
Star meditation quilt. So that is me in a nutshell..

Dawn In Alberta which is still in the deep freeze

When life gets you Down get up and Mambo ( wish I thought of that two weeks
ago, would have saved alot of trees being turned into Kleenex)


  #25  
Old January 29th 08, 12:05 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Roberta Zollner
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Default Time for another Roll Call?

Good idea, Sally!

I'm American, marriewd to a German, living near Munich. 2 grown daughters.
Quilting for 30+ years. If you want to see some of my stuff:
http://community.webshots.com/album/121288433oygsbY

Roberta in D

"Sally Swindells" schrieb im Newsbeitrag
...
As Cornwoman wrote 'Now I want to
know more about each of you! Please tell!!


and we seem to have a flurry of new posters, is it time for a general
Roll Call, so that newbies can see who we all are.

So here is mine:

Retired to the Suffolk coast in England from Nottingham in 2001, so of
advancing years!


Two big children, neither still at home. Richard 33 has lived with his
girlfriend and her three children for 5 years so it seems pretty
permanent. He works in computers (thank goodness!). Rachel is 37 and
lives with her husband Tim, an airline pilot, in central England. She has
her own Personal Training business, but I think she has given up having a
beautifully slim and fit mother!

DH Mike is into ornithology in a big way - birdwatches, rings birds for
migration stats, does conservation work, so I am left to stitch! (and
garden).


QI Inspector No 1 is Hodge who is a white cat with a grey tabby mask,
hat, cloak and tail. He is assisted by 2 year old Mia (who is black and
white and would rather be doing other things), and her brother Kiwi who
shows great promise. Kiwi was supposed to be all black, hence his name
the New Zealanders will understand. However, he is a bit of a clown so
grows a long very fluffy brownish coat for winter, with a big
mane like a lion and an enormous tail. He retains his pitch black
face and legs though! In the summer he is black and short haired and looks
considerably smaller.


Have sewed for ever, lots of embroidery, but only started quilting about 6
years ago when my sister died and left me her board, rotary cutter, lots
of bits and pieces and small stash. She only had one or two things
unfinished but I thought I would learn to use the board and cutter so I
could finish her things properly. However.... the stash has grown and so
has the pile of UFOs - and I seldom embroider!


I've just had a sort out of my Webshots, so its fairly up to date. At the
moment I am concentrating on the 'Singing the Blues' and have spent the
evening appliqueing leaves - lots and lots of leaves!


Chocolate - officially nil as I am dieting, but ........ (Personal Trainer
is too far away to see!).


So .. open to everyone else!


--
Sally at the Seaside~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
http://community.webshots.com/user/sallyswin






  #26  
Old January 29th 08, 12:52 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Paulette
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Default Time for another Roll Call?

Though I mostly lurk here, I do chat with a few members and read darn near
every post. I have had the honor of being a stop on Jeanne's Whirlwind
American Tour. I live in the eastern panhandle of WV, with DH , youngest of
4 (21 yr old who works nights), and a BUNCH of critters. 4 horses, 2 dogs
(my much beloved Berner, Hawk, passed right before Thanksgiving), 3 cats,
peacocks, chickens and parrots (2 African Greys....Omar Mean as a Snake &
Rocky Rock) and a Senegal.

I am the child development & disabilities specialist for a tri-county Head
Start program. I am envious of those of you who have retired, I will
probably be working in my 90s. Love to applique, and must confess to a
budding addiction to those stitcherie things.

And Polly, I too make a killer banana bread.
paulette in WV


  #27  
Old January 29th 08, 01:31 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
melinda[_2_]
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Val wrote:

"Sally Swindells" wrote in message
...
As Cornwoman wrote 'Now I want to
know more about each of you! Please tell!!


and we seem to have a flurry of new posters, is it time for a general
Roll Call, so that newbies can see who we all are.

So here is mine:

Retired to the Suffolk coast in England from Nottingham in 2001, so of
advancing years!


Also retired but my years are so far advanced that they now look to be
retreating in the review mirror. Not married for more years than most two
couples put together have been. Children? I had my house sprayed but they
keep coming back. One QI, 19 years old who considers a good hard purr reason
for power nap.


If I was any further into the Northwest corner of the USA I'd need a
waterproof case for my passport.


I do not quilt, nope, not me......'cept this little Crazy Quilting thing
(CRAZY being the key word here) I seem to have been sucked into, stitching
little bits, embroidering that.....a few trims and beads, MORE trims and
beads.....seeking out charm packs...eyeing doilies when invited to
tea......checking out hair-bobs on the bus.....picking up buttons from the
sidewalk...wondering if that 5 year old would miss the ribbon in her
braid...are 4 sewing machines enough.....I need more stuff.....and
chocolate, and a cool cloth for my neck.....I need to lay down....NEXT!


Val


I'll post my roll-call in a bit, just letting everyone know I'm
alive, albeit with a very sore toe, and trying to catch up after
3 days in Canberra. Wasn't shopping, was shooting.

--
Melinda
http://cust.idl.com.au/athol
  #28  
Old January 29th 08, 01:39 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Elly[_2_]
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Okay... what can I write this morning... oops it's past noon.

I'm Elly, of 52 years of age, live up on the north coast of Scotland.
I am married for 28 years to Neil and have 2 children. A boy/man 21
who moved out just last week to live with his girlfriend, Claire. And
then there's Kirsty age 18 last week who is still at home and just
left school and unemployed though starting a job on Sunday.

I've been quilting for about 10 years now but I do knit occasionally
(used to be a lot but the twindled when I took up quilting) I say
quilting but really my favourite bit is the patching. I like dabbling
in simple embroideries also.

Errrr I've been retired for a long time... hee hee.. I worked for
too many years in the dept of social security (that name has changed
several times since I left) and then I worked for a while in a local
garden center until it got just too hard and I didn't have the
strength any more to lift those heavy compost bags. To mention only
one reason for giving up that job.

I also dabbled a bit teaching patchwork and quilting for a couple of
seasons. But although enjoyable it was waring and my interest in
quilting was starting to be in danger of turning into a chore as
happened with my interest in gardening.

So now I have no plans but to muddle my way for the time being and get
from one day to the next. Can't wait for spring.

Jeanne I'll send you some cool weather if you send me some sunshine,
eh? Deal? You sound how I feel...Hugs to you.

That's me for now... Have I covered the essentials?... oh my web bits
here they are...

http://community.webshots.com/user/b...host=community
http://ellydspatchwork.blogspot.com/
http://uk.blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-MS...XQ.hRDK6vEKEy7 (I
think this is the right addy for the 360)

Off to make some lunch before heading out to a World Day of Prayer
meeting... uuuurrrrgggh do I have to go.. can you see my halo choking
me...

Elly - totally lacking in energy/enthusiasm at the moment for
anything...
  #29  
Old January 29th 08, 01:42 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Liz Megerle
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Default Time for another Roll Call?

I'm Liz, married 16 years, with a 12-year-old daughter who is going to a
*dance* on Friday. Seems to me I was just making little-girl dresses.
That's why I started quilting. I've only been able to sew Halloween
costumes for the past few years.

We live in the Boston suburbs, and have a cottage near a lake in
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, where the skiing is fabulous now, and the
kayaking is glorious in the other season.

I was a process chemist in my previous life (made drugs in 1000-gallon
reactors) and get to be home now. I sing soprano in two choral groups.
If you want to know anything about epilepsy and brain surgery, I've
BTDT. The tumor was benign and I no longer have seizures.

I love optical illusions, and find paper piecing the best way to
accomplish them. I've made several quilts from blue jeans, backed with
polarfleece. Right now my design wall is covered with log cabin blocks.
It's been a while since I've updated my webshots. Where's that round
tuit?!? There's also a tutorial on making the coil bowls.
http://community.webshots.com/user/am1384

QIs are Midnight, a black Lab, and Jethro, a Lab/chow mix, who is often
mistaken for her sibling. Oh yes, chocolate! I keep a large bag of the
dark chocolate M&Ms in my sewing room.
Liz
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Old January 29th 08, 01:45 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Maria in NC
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I read every day but don't have much to say.
I am 45, married, no kids, one - absolutely not spoiled - cat. Moved in
2005 from Vienna/Austria to North Carolina. Still trying to adjust to
all that is different. Good different, but still different. Bought a
house last Summer, my first one ever. It has a nice big garden and I am
planning to grow my own veggies. I have been quilting for about 15
years, recently I got back into doing more knitting and crocheting than
quilting, but I am working on a Dear Jane Quilt and the Women of the
Bible Quilt and I make baby quilts for the new babies in our church. And
I am working on things for the house so it will tell everybody who I am
and what I like. I am finally living the kind of life I always wanted.

Hugs,

Maria


Maria Cherry
remove the penguins
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(English Proverb)

 




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