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sewn3w



Number of posts : 4907
Age : 65
Location : NE Ohio
Registration date : 2012-04-18

PostSubject: Making my acquaintance   Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:35 am

Hello All
Another member recommended this site. (Thanks Kay)
I am 61, live in NE Ohio, work full time and volunteer at the local fire department and my church. Have a great husband, 2 children and 2 grands. Sadly no long have pets but hope to as soon as one of us retires.

I was an avid home seamstress until I had an accident and damaged my dominant hand. Years of therapy and self therapy have given me most of the use of the hand back. There are things I will never do again, but there are still areas I hope to recover. Piecing quilt tops for prayer quilts for my church has helped me regain most of the feeling back into my thumb pad. I still have difficulty holding pieces as I sew and sometimes stretch a piece out of square.

I am relatively new to the quilting world and there is so very much to learn. I am looking forward to making new friends and learning much here.
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Anita M.



Number of posts : 6207
Age : 59
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:03 am

Hi! There are a few of us from NE Ohio here. I am on Cleveland's east side and my daughter Insufferable Bratt lives on the west side. Are you anywhere close to us? Marian in Ohio and her daughter Gwennie are also in NE Ohio although they are about an hour from me. We get together for lunch occasionally. I was born and raised in Canton. Glad you have joined our group here!

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memaw4



Number of posts : 9361
Age : 61
Location : South East Ohio
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:32 am

Hi sewn3w, sew glad you joined us. And welcome too! We're a little nutty but tons of laughs and fun......Would love to see some of your work too if you'd like to share pictures....... Thumbup

If you get the chance, please try and meet up with Anita, Bratt and the others. Remember I told you this was the forum I met my very best friend on. She lives less than 2 hrs. away from me, but as soon as her husband retires....in about a year......they plan to move to our area. Woo Hoo!! I can hardly wait. I'm already looking for homes for them!


memaw4

aka.....Kay
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golo
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Number of posts : 13223
Age : 69
Location : Grafton ND
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:11 pm

Hi Sewn3w... interesting handle, does it stand for anything... Looking forward to seeing your work and hearing what you like to do best... I enjoy applique but will try anything once.... glad you join, jump right in and chat... and their is a gallery for pictures... Very Happy

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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TxMaryQuilts
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Number of posts : 9475
Age : 57
Location : Heart of Texas
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:33 pm

Howdy from the Lone Star State. Nice to meet you. I really hope you enjoy visiting with us and join in a lot.
Memaw is wrong about one thing, we are not a little nutty.....we're a LOT nutty. lmao Wouldn't want you to be misinformed. winking

Glad to hear your hand is doing better and I hope you continue to improve. As for stretching things out of square, I do it too and I don't have a bad hand, I am pretty sure it is my brain! lol!

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Always in a Texas state of mind.
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redmadder



Number of posts : 3369
Age : 62
Location : North Georgia
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:03 pm

Hi sew3w. So glad to met you. Hope you'll join us daily. We love to show off our work and see what someone else is doing. So sorry about your hand. Its great that quilting and sewing is your therapy and that it works.
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Jill



Number of posts : 4341
Age : 67
Location : SE Ohio
Registration date : 2010-11-15

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:23 pm

Hi, sew3w. So glad you introduced yourself, and I hope your hand continues to improve. I live in central Ohio, although alot of people refer to Lancaster as SE Ohio. Anyway, Kay is my best friend and we met on here. There are many great quilters in this group, so please feel free to ask for any help you need as you learn to quilt. I've been quilting now for 10 years and I continue to learn every day.
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texasmusicmom



Number of posts : 6742
Age : 59
Location : Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Registration date : 2008-09-05

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:17 pm

Welcom Sewn3w! So glad you joined us.....we do have fun! Amazing...most of us have never met each other in person, but I feel like everyone on here is an old friend. Feel free to dive into discussions...show off your work.....give advice....complain.....whatever ! We all love to help each other out and you will ALWAYS find sympathy and advice!

chatting sewing2

I"m glad your hand is better.....what a tough thing for you to go thru! Our church has a prayer quilt ministry.....I participate by taking home "kits" and stitching them up when I have time....it's a wonderful ministry!

Looking forward to being better acquainted! I"m a little south of TexasMaryQuilts....I'm in the Houston metroplex.
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sewn3w



Number of posts : 4907
Age : 65
Location : NE Ohio
Registration date : 2012-04-18

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:20 pm

golo wrote:
Hi Sewn3w... interesting handle, does it stand for anything... Looking forward to seeing your work and hearing what you like to do best... I enjoy applique but will try anything once.... glad you join, jump right in and chat... and their is a gallery for pictures... Very Happy

Sew because, well, probably don't have to explain that.
N3w or NEW because In Christ all things are made new. SoNEW, Sewnew, So many ways to make that play on words.

I hope to figure out how to load my avatar maybe post some pics in the next few days.
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Guest
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PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:00 pm

Welcome sewn3w . I am from Australia and really enjoy this group Hope you do too
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quiltermarynel



Number of posts : 11374
Age : 72
Location : Trinity Co. California
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:18 pm

Sewn3w, welcome aboard!!!!
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golo
Moderator


Number of posts : 13223
Age : 69
Location : Grafton ND
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:18 pm

I love the way you play with letters.. sewnew sewn3w... fascinating...

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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Gimpy Cat
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Number of posts : 19916
Age : 47
Location : Edge of The World - Tasmania, Australia
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:22 pm

LOL DUH, I read it as a 3/three too! Welcome to the forum, glad you joined us and took Memaw/Kays invite to heart. You are so welcome and we will be looking forward to getting to know you, a new friend to play with, we promise to be nice but not necessarily behave - that would be a BIG ask lol!

Glad your hand improved so much, you said you are relatively new to quilting, how long have you been at it? Do you have favourite style quilts and colours? Im in Tasmania, the island state below mainland Australia

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"My will is mine.....I shall not make it soft for you"  Aeschylus, Agamemnon


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sewn3w



Number of posts : 4907
Age : 65
Location : NE Ohio
Registration date : 2012-04-18

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:50 am

Gimpy
I usually find a template that appeals at the moment and then work out some sort of layout/design. I am not much for following others block designs. And that could be why it takes me longer to piece a top.
Most of what I do is straight edge pieces. And I love pastels with a teeny dash of brilliant thrown in. Can't find my folder with the pics. Had unexpected company last night so couldn't download the WIP's that I took to post. But the weekend is ahead so. . .
And just why don't you want to see another tomato? Inquiring minds want to know.
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redmadder



Number of posts : 3369
Age : 62
Location : North Georgia
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:05 pm

Gimpy planted too many, the weather was good, we gardeners have a compulsion to use everything, buckets and buckets canned, did I cover everything? Maybe I better let her tell it.
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sewn3w



Number of posts : 4907
Age : 65
Location : NE Ohio
Registration date : 2012-04-18

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:08 pm

redmadder wrote:
Gimpy planted too many, the weather was good, we gardeners have a compulsion to use everything, buckets and buckets canned, did I cover everything? Maybe I better let her tell it.

But too many tomatoes after all the canning makes for great tomato fights!! You know you are in trouble when someone in the family says "don't go outside in your good clothes"!
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redmadder



Number of posts : 3369
Age : 62
Location : North Georgia
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:52 pm

Its just that I am so jealous! We moved to south Georgia last year and NEMATODES killed all 39 plants. But we had wonderful squash, cucumbers, turnip greens and even corn. But I love tomatoes! Life is so unfair.
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TxMaryQuilts
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Number of posts : 9475
Age : 57
Location : Heart of Texas
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:11 pm

Tomato fights?!? Girlfriend, you will fit right in around here. lmao

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TxMaryQuilts    

Always in a Texas state of mind.
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Gimpy Cat
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Number of posts : 19916
Age : 47
Location : Edge of The World - Tasmania, Australia
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:48 pm

Tomato fights?? Granny smith apple fights when I was a kid but not tomatoes, my parents didnt really vege garden guess thats why? You could have hours of tomato fight fun at my place, I had about 115 plants in this summer (as you know our seasons are opposite) and not only did they all make it through the summer with no killing frosts like the year before but they all went nuts and fruited heavily. Each time I went and picked I would get 4-6 buckets full and Ive been picking and picking and picking and picking. Even the chickens dont want to look at tomatoes anymore LOL Finally we got 3 mornings of frost (usually by this time of year its every day but we are having a mild warm fall) and the plants got toasted, I was thrilled. For the first time in my life, Id been fantasising about frosts settling and killing my tomatoes the thing is, I look out the windows at withered dead plants and all amongst them are tomatoes - defying all laws of nature and continuing to ripen - its not over yet Thud I still have about 2 buckets full ripening on the racks in the hot house and I reckon there are at least 4 or more buckets to be picked off the dead plants! Im getting tired of tripping over endless buckets of tomatoes and thinking up new ways to save them all for future use.

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"My will is mine.....I shall not make it soft for you"  Aeschylus, Agamemnon
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memaw4



Number of posts : 9361
Age : 61
Location : South East Ohio
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:11 pm



I really like sewn3w advice Gimpy.....




have a tomato fight.......


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Gimpy Cat
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Number of posts : 19916
Age : 47
Location : Edge of The World - Tasmania, Australia
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:44 pm

lmao are you gonna come do the laundry afterwards for me?? Im soooooooooooooo sick of laundry lol! Will you come and fight too? I guess the big paste ones like amish oxheart etc would be ok they dont have much seed and wouldnt splatter but I dunno about being clocked by one of them, they are big and heavy!

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"My will is mine.....I shall not make it soft for you"  Aeschylus, Agamemnon
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texasmusicmom



Number of posts : 6742
Age : 59
Location : Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Registration date : 2008-09-05

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:26 pm

Oh my....tomato fights....I'm picturing this! HAHA!

But.....I look at the price of tomatoes and say....throw them my way and I'll catch them! Wish we had a good place to grow them...too much shade in our yard. I LOVE fresh tomatoes...especially the cherry ones!

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quiltermarynel



Number of posts : 11374
Age : 72
Location : Trinity Co. California
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:30 pm

Those are my favs too.
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Mouse



Number of posts : 1015
Age : 43
Location : Rockhampton, Australia
Registration date : 2008-12-06

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:44 am

That's a good idea - we will all meet at Gimpy's house and have a tomato fight ... then she won't have to pick them, or prepare them for anything. The down side is that next year you may have tomato plants sprouting up all over the place.
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Gimpy Cat
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Number of posts : 19916
Age : 47
Location : Edge of The World - Tasmania, Australia
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Making my acquaintance   Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:57 am

with the way the ravens carry them around they will popping up everywhere anyways LOL

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