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QBee - Mary Ann



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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:30 pm

Welcome, nehounou! It seems so exciting to me, a small-town Minnesota girl, to think you're living in Tunisia! What does your husband do that took you first to Cote d'Ivoire and now Tunisia? I'm an avid reader, but not sci-fi. I know how to crochet and a few years ago did lots of bead crochet jewelry - but, arthritis in my hands has really slowed down my adventures with my crochet hook. I love my sewing and quilting projects, though! Looking forward to getting to know you.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:59 pm

Glad you joined in here nehounou. Your life sounds very interesting, please share more as
you can. Anxious to see pictures of your quilts when you can. I am from a very small town in Central Illinois and live in the country. Been quilting about 16 -17 years and continue to
love it. You will find a lot of reading and great information here and meet a lot of new friends. Looking forward to hearing more from you.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:11 pm

WElcome all you new quilters... Happy to hear about where you live and what you love to do.. and please share pictures... we love pictures on here... I am from a very small town in North DAkota.... I live in potato - wheat country... with four season ---winter being the longest. Have been quilting for about 6 years all self taught... love doing things with the gals on here... Come visit often... Hug

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:31 pm

It's nice to hear some of your story Nehounou. Sometimes our families don't understand we NEED a stash to be able to create our quilts. We are like artists..do their families think their paints are a hoard? LOL
The quilts you've made sound really nice. I'm sure your friend was touched by your generous gift? Thumbup
Your challenge with the black and white fabs sounds interesting! Will you be keeping the finished product..or send it back to your friend?
We'd love to see pics if your friend can help you out.
:yahoo:
We have a lot of info on the site...grab a cuppa and read your way around. Please don't be shy about posting. We love new members!
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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:15 pm

I am so glad you figured it out, nehounou! I hope you take some time to wander around. Have you read the Foundatiom Trilogy by Asimov? My middle son likes the Dune books. I turned him on to them. I am so glad you posted!

BYW, by some strange coincidence the project I have in the hoop is the challenge project of mine! Isn't that a coincidence? anitas
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BearFoot



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Location : Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:00 pm

Welcome, nehounou! It sounds all very interesting and I would love to hear more about your quilting and your life in Tunisia.
I look forward to seeing some of your quilts too, when you feel like showing us a picture or 12!
Welcome! Hope you enjoy it here. It is a great group!
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:02 pm

Nehounou I forgot to mention, we have a sister site - forum, its run by our very own BearFoot, take a look there too, we all cross back and forth between the two, different swaps on both and different projects :D

www.comingtogethertoquilt.com

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breezepines2002
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:35 am

welcome to all you newbies that I missed, nehounou and to all the others I missed while out sick,, hope you enjoy and we love hearing your stories and seeing your eye candy, welcome :yahoo: welcome hug08 welcome
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hummerlou



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Location : Taylor, TX USA
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:22 am

Welcome Donna and Nehounou!!! I'm sure you will enjoy yourself here. We love hearing everyone's stories and seeing what you do! So check in often. Hug
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nehounou



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Location : La Soukra, Tunisia
Registration date : 2009-02-17

PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:31 am

Hello fellow Quilters and other Crafters
I went to CI because of love. Smitten In college I met a nice young man from there. He talked me into going with him when he was headed back. This June will mark our 29th year as husband and wife. I moved to CI in 1984. We had both our daughters there. I worked there as a math and science teacher at the international school. In the late 90's the political scene started to deteriorate. Sept. 19, 2002 we had a second coups d'etat. The school I worked at went from almost 500 students down to about 40 by school year's end. I didn't teach the same students, nor same classes from one quarter to the next, due to the migration out of the country. My husband works for the African Development Bank and they moved out to Tunis, Tunisia. My older daughter was headed for St Mary's College in the US and our younger daughter was ready for high school. So the girls and I went to the US and my husband came to Tunis. cry2 We have been spending summers in Tunis and he'd come for Christmas in the US. Now both are in college and I came to live with him here in Tunis. Hug I have been migrating here and at Christmas time this year our younger daughter revealed that she is with child. So I will be returning to the US to help the new mother in May.
My music teacher tells me that there are quilters here. but as they are friends of friends she can't connect me directly. So far I have not found a good fabric store. There are places that sell notions and I could get some DMC floss there, but I couldn't find good fabric for cross-stitching yet.
I haven't read Asimov's Foundation trilogy. I took it to work in CI and before I had gotten very far some wicked person lifted it. angry It was many years before I got around to getting replacement books and by then more had been added. Two summers ago I read the Robots of Dawn. The next in the sequence were the Currents Of Space, etc. I was missing one. I finally have that one and it's on my shelf. I'll get to it when I finish the Sookie Stackhouse stories my daughter gave me. I'm not so crazy about them and keep reading in The Quilter's Kitchen. I'm an old fan of the Dune stories. I read the original in Analog in the fourth grade. I have the Sci-fi channels version of the first three books. Ian McNiece was a much better Baron Harkkonen than the one in the first movie. I have been collecting the new ones written by Brian Hurburt but haven't read them yet. Like quilting, so many books, so little time. We need to do like the old days when one would read while the others did needlecraft. I will have to invest in some books on CD. :cat2:
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FiberBabble
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:46 am

Okay, so I'm going to open my mouth (or my keyboard) and remove all doubt:

How do you pronounce Cote d'Ivoire?

And while I'm waving my insular American ignorance around, on which syLABble is the emPHASis placed in Tasmania?

Welcome to all of our new people - jump in and share (we especially like pictures).

And ask questions. Any question. Somebody will have an answer or an opinion (not like that would be me or anything...).

And I've already proven - more than once, probably - that you can ask anything and no one will point and laugh.

(stop that, Helen...)
:angel6:

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BearFoot



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Location : Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:02 pm

FiberBabble wrote:
And I've already proven - more than once, probably - that you can ask anything and no one will point and laugh.
Yea, we would never do that!
lmao
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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:33 pm

You have lived an interesting life nehounou. You have done a lot of traveling which is something I would like to do a bit more of. I am glad you are joining us. :)

While you are doing pronunciations for Fiberbabble, she also wanted to know how to pronounce your name. ( ) She hates doing things like that wrong, even if no one else can hear her.

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FiberBabble
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:09 pm

TxMaryQuilts wrote:
While you are doing pronunciations for Fiberbabble, she also wanted to know how to pronounce your name. She hates doing things like that wrong, even if no one else can hear her.

lmao lmao Yeah. What she said... lmao lmao

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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:20 pm

LOL, Ok I will take a guess, I would guess that Nehounou is pronounced Nee-houn-oo, I wonder how it is pronounced and what is its meaning? What nationality is your pretty name from Nehounou?

FibreBabble, can help you easy with tassie, its pronounced taz-mania (hmmm wonder if its an island of nutters, maniacs perhaps ???? Shocked ) the emphasis would be on taz[i] part.
Hope that helps some,

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:53 pm

Welcome welcome Nehounnou....this place is becoming a regular geography lesson! Have to love the internet!! I wonder what my grandmother who was born in 1886 would think of such a place!

Fiberbabble......you tube didn't have a thing...this will help....click on audio link

Phonetic Pronunciation: "COAT"-dee-vwar

http://inogolo.com/pronunciation/d195/Cote%20d'Ivoire
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:58 pm

Gimpy Cat wrote:
FibreBabble, can help you easy with tassie, its pronounced taz-mania (hmmm wonder if its an island of nutters, maniacs perhaps ???? Shocked ) the emphasis would be on taz[i] part.
Hope that helps some,

Thanks, GC - I've heard some say taz-muh-NEE-uh. It's hard to say it that way, so I'm glad that for once I've got it right.

Once, when I interviewed for a post in the Asia-Pacific branch at a company, the boss asked if I could find Singapore on the map. I didn't even look at the map on the wall and said, "The pink one."

After he stopped laughing, he asked why I said that and I told him that I didn't expect to have to pass a geography test, but I could guarantee that I would not start an international incident when I was there.

I got the job. doh

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nehounou



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Location : La Soukra, Tunisia
Registration date : 2009-02-17

PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:27 am

Thanks Calico Chris for the pronunciation of CI. I wondered how to explain. That does it.
My last name is Ehounou. It is Ivorian from my DH.It is a french spelling of an Ivorian name. So H is silent. long A oo noo ( as in "oo aw!") noon with out the second n. accent on the last syllable. A oo NOO. Hope that helps.
Thanks for the info on Tazmania. I always did the 2nd syll. Have to change my habit.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:26 am

Thanks, Chris - I musta been blind when writing last night, I missed your explanation then.

I probably never woulda figured it out... as far as romance languages go, I'm more salsa than souffle' lmao

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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:17 am

:welcome005a: :welcome005a: :welcome005a: :welcome005a: :welcome005a: :welcome005a:

Bev, welcome to our site. "Sew" glad you could join us. Also, to all the rest of you that I've missed. Didn't mean too, but my memory is short! :hammer:

Anyway, glad to have all of you aboard. Where you're gonna learn a lot and we'll learn a lot from all of you too!

Anything special we can help you with just let us know. We enjoy seeing all the beautiful things you have made or will make, so set up your picture :photography044 gallery because inquiring mines ( like me! ) wanta see!


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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:16 pm

Ok...i"ve finished my geography lesson and now am familar with Tunisa!

Did want to mention to any of you Google Earth Users that I downloaded the new edition 5.0 and it is fanstastic...this one will take you under water...still trying to learn it but the graphics are fantastic! Check your version...worth the free upgrade!
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:32 pm

Oh no, dont tell Bob that lmao he's about to start yet another masters degree, he will spend hours underwater instead LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:08 am

scratch I may stick to the Texan version of all this-----call everyone "Hon". That way I don't embarass myself (at least not more than usual Embarassed )

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:25 am

Smart thinkin there, TXm.....

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to The Quilter's Last Resort   Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:06 pm

Bev... :welcome005a: :welcome005a: :welcome005a: placard hope you love it too........

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