Newbie intro and "roll call"

Newbie intro and "roll call"

Post by Edna Pear » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 01:37:14



Jennifer in Ottowa requested personal info in response to my first post, so
here it is.  In response, I would be very pleased if anyone who cares to
would introduce themselves in this thread.  I'll create a special folder on
my hard drive to keep your posts so I can get to know you while I continue
to post to RCTQ.  Thanks in advance!

I am retired from the private practice of law and work as a consultant to
law firms when my health permits, which hasn't been lately.  I currently
have time for needlework because I am recovering from a long illness that
I'd just as soon not dwell on, thank you!  I am 52 years old.

I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast in a tourist town called Fairhope.
http://www.cofairhope.com/  I was born and raised here, but have lived all
over the place, including New Orleans, New York, Paris, and Prague.

My father was old Alabama; my mother was Czech, first-generation immigrant.
My father divided up the family farm among his children before he died, and
I live on a family compound in a house I designed and my brother (and
next-door-neighbor) built.  I'm the only person in my family who is
interested in quilting or fancy needlework (I am working on my first quilt,
but I have done needlepoint, counted cross-stitch, and crewel embroidery
since childhood), but my mother was a brilliant seamtstress who made all my
clothes when I was growing up (and created the patterns for most, or sewed
without even cutting a pattern first).  I sew on a '70's era Necchi machine
with no features more fancy than a zig-zag.  I collect old sewing baskets
and notions.

I don't own a camera and haven't since a cheap one was pickpocketed from me
on a city bus in Athens, Greece.  I found it just distracts me when I travel
and my friends give me enough photos to create enough of a photographic
record as the years pass.  But I may have to change this policy so I can
share all the quilts I plan to make with my on-line friends.

I have three cats, Ted, Betty, and Edna Pearl.  (No, Edna is not my real
name; it is the name of an aunt who died young.  I name my pets after dead
relatives and then use their names as screen names on-line.  Is that so
bad?)

I don't eat many sweets, including chocolate, so your chocolate is safe with
me.  It is not safe with my SO, Bruce, however.  Bruce and I have been
together 8-9 years.  He bakes.  I would be big as a house if I liked pies,
cakes, and cookies.  I am a sucker for his brioche, however.  And I love to
cook, especially Cajun/Creole, French, Italian, and Indian.  I'm learning
Southwestern.  Bruce also gardens, and my next quilt will be for him and
have a garden theme.

Your turn!

Edna Pearl

 
 
 

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Post by h.. » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 01:58:36


Hi Edna Pearl,

Welcome!

By way of introduction:
I'm Hanne, I live in Denmark, although when I first joined the group,
I lived in ***ia (near another RCTQ member, who may introduce
herself later), and in between I've been in London.

I love quilting, but don't get to take the time too often at the
moment. I nearly exclusively work by machine (a Pfaff), just out of
preference. Current projects: 1 baby quilt, one brown/brown shoofly
quilt, 2 handpieced smaller quilts, and then there are all the ones
that I haven't touched in the last year - UFOs probably, although I
try to not give them this status for fear that they might never be
released from it :-)

Just yesterday I started my new job, teaching high school (Y10-12)
Maths and Computer Science.

No significant other, no QI (quilt inspectors aka pets).

Hope you enjoy the posts!

Hanne in DK

 
 
 

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Post by Kate » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 02:21:58


Hey Edna Pearl

I'm Kate T. and want to welcome you to the quilt frame of the world.
I don't pop in much, but have decided to rejoin the land of the
quilting.

I've quilted since 1990 and am now using the Hinterberg Machine
Quilting Frame because I can't wrestle anymore.  Quilts that is.

I retired from the Space business and now only fly when I can watch
NASA TV. Seven more flights and I will be permanently grounded.

I have only one QI (quilt inspector) now.  Miss Lucy.  She's about 8
years old and lived through Katrina with me.  We live about 30 miles
north of ground zero for the hurricane.

I visit Foley AL quite a bit.  There is a quilt shop right on the main
drag.  It's small but stuffed with wonderful play things.

I use a 1932 electric 128 Singer for most of my piece work and a
Brother 1500S for my machine quilting.

My first quilt was a 9 patch and the second was an 8 pointed star full
size quilt.  I plunged into the 8 point with eagerness.  I must say
being as dumb as I was about quilting and not knowing this was not a
beginners quilt pattern, I succeeded in matching all the points quite
well.  Still have it after all these years.

So pull up a chair and bring us your questions, thoughts, pictures of
your quilts when you get them, and maybe a few recipies of Cajun food.

Maybe those of us that live in the coastal area can all have a meet up
at a quilt show.

Kate T.  South Mississippi

 
 
 

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Post by Julia in M » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 03:20:13


Hello & welcome! I live in southern Minnesota. I'm a retired software
engineer and have been quilting off and on for 35 years or so. I like
machine piecing and hand applique. I hand quilt some things (especially
my hand appliqued pieces) and machine quilt some on my regular Elna
machine -- mostly because I don't have time to hand quilt everything. My
hands and wrists complain if I do too much hand work at one time.

I have a friend who, with her husband, has spent the last couple winters
in Fairhope. She first heard of the town from a book she read (fiction,
I think). I read it too, but unfortunately, I can't remember the title.

Julia in MN

Quote:

> Jennifer in Ottowa requested personal info in response to my first post, so
> here it is.  In response, I would be very pleased if anyone who cares to
> would introduce themselves in this thread.  I'll create a special folder on
> my hard drive to keep your posts so I can get to know you while I continue
> to post to RCTQ.  Thanks in advance!

> I am retired from the private practice of law and work as a consultant to
> law firms when my health permits, which hasn't been lately.  I currently
> have time for needlework because I am recovering from a long illness that
> I'd just as soon not dwell on, thank you!  I am 52 years old.

> I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast in a tourist town called Fairhope.
> http://www.cofairhope.com/  I was born and raised here, but have lived all
> over the place, including New Orleans, New York, Paris, and Prague.

> My father was old Alabama; my mother was Czech, first-generation immigrant.
> My father divided up the family farm among his children before he died, and
> I live on a family compound in a house I designed and my brother (and
> next-door-neighbor) built.  I'm the only person in my family who is
> interested in quilting or fancy needlework (I am working on my first quilt,
> but I have done needlepoint, counted cross-stitch, and crewel embroidery
> since childhood), but my mother was a brilliant seamtstress who made all my
> clothes when I was growing up (and created the patterns for most, or sewed
> without even cutting a pattern first).  I sew on a '70's era Necchi machine
> with no features more fancy than a zig-zag.  I collect old sewing baskets
> and notions.

> I don't own a camera and haven't since a cheap one was pickpocketed from me
> on a city bus in Athens, Greece.  I found it just distracts me when I travel
> and my friends give me enough photos to create enough of a photographic
> record as the years pass.  But I may have to change this policy so I can
> share all the quilts I plan to make with my on-line friends.

> I have three cats, Ted, Betty, and Edna Pearl.  (No, Edna is not my real
> name; it is the name of an aunt who died young.  I name my pets after dead
> relatives and then use their names as screen names on-line.  Is that so
> bad?)

> I don't eat many sweets, including chocolate, so your chocolate is safe with
> me.  It is not safe with my SO, Bruce, however.  Bruce and I have been
> together 8-9 years.  He bakes.  I would be big as a house if I liked pies,
> cakes, and cookies.  I am a sucker for his brioche, however.  And I love to
> cook, especially Cajun/Creole, French, Italian, and Indian.  I'm learning
> Southwestern.  Bruce also gardens, and my next quilt will be for him and
> have a garden theme.

> Your turn!

> Edna Pearl

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Post by onetexsu » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 04:12:14


Great to meet you, Edna. Welcome to the group! I'm too short of time
to do much beyond say Howdy and run. But I'm sure we'll get to know
each other better as the days go by. Can't wait to see your garden
themed quilt.

Sunny

 
 
 

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Post by Alliso » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 05:14:49


Hi Edna!
I'm from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  I've been quilting for a bit over 10
years.  I've done lots of bed quilts and am now doing more art quilts
since our beds are well covered.  The part I like best about quilting
(besides fondling my stash, of course) is that there's always something
new to try.
I live with a DH, 2 QI and 2 daughters (who are mostly moved out but
come back for occasional suppers and laundry LOL). Not yet retired -
which is generally a Good Thing but sometimes not - depending on how
things are going at work. :)
Nice to meet you,
Allison
Quote:

> Jennifer in Ottowa requested personal info in response to my first post, so
> here it is.  In response, I would be very pleased if anyone who cares to
> would introduce themselves in this thread.  I'll create a special folder on
> my hard drive to keep your posts so I can get to know you while I continue
> to post to RCTQ.  Thanks in advance!

> I am retired from the private practice of law and work as a consultant to
> law firms when my health permits, which hasn't been lately.  I currently
> have time for needlework because I am recovering from a long illness that
> I'd just as soon not dwell on, thank you!  I am 52 years old.

> I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast in a tourist town called Fairhope.
> http://www.cofairhope.com/  I was born and raised here, but have lived all
> over the place, including New Orleans, New York, Paris, and Prague.

> My father was old Alabama; my mother was Czech, first-generation immigrant.
> My father divided up the family farm among his children before he died, and
> I live on a family compound in a house I designed and my brother (and
> next-door-neighbor) built.  I'm the only person in my family who is
> interested in quilting or fancy needlework (I am working on my first quilt,
> but I have done needlepoint, counted cross-stitch, and crewel embroidery
> since childhood), but my mother was a brilliant seamtstress who made all my
> clothes when I was growing up (and created the patterns for most, or sewed
> without even cutting a pattern first).  I sew on a '70's era Necchi machine
> with no features more fancy than a zig-zag.  I collect old sewing baskets
> and notions.

> I don't own a camera and haven't since a cheap one was pickpocketed from me
> on a city bus in Athens, Greece.  I found it just distracts me when I travel
> and my friends give me enough photos to create enough of a photographic
> record as the years pass.  But I may have to change this policy so I can
> share all the quilts I plan to make with my on-line friends.

> I have three cats, Ted, Betty, and Edna Pearl.  (No, Edna is not my real
> name; it is the name of an aunt who died young.  I name my pets after dead
> relatives and then use their names as screen names on-line.  Is that so
> bad?)

> I don't eat many sweets, including chocolate, so your chocolate is safe with
> me.  It is not safe with my SO, Bruce, however.  Bruce and I have been
> together 8-9 years.  He bakes.  I would be big as a house if I liked pies,
> cakes, and cookies.  I am a sucker for his brioche, however.  And I love to
> cook, especially Cajun/Creole, French, Italian, and Indian.  I'm learning
> Southwestern.  Bruce also gardens, and my next quilt will be for him and
> have a garden theme.

> Your turn!

> Edna Pearl

 
 
 

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Post by dealer8 » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 05:58:41


Hi Edna Pearl,  I'm new here also although I lurked for awhile.  I'm a
new quilter and have just done a few myself.  I've gotten the BEST
tips here and I know it's helped me avoid some really dumb mistakes.
lol   I'm 62, married for 43 years and live near Madison, WI.  I'm an
antique dealer and have sold antiques for 15 years.  Before that I was
a florist.

It was time for me to find some new way to use my creative ideas and
quilting seems to have captured my imagination.  I think its the color
that gets me...that and the feel of the fabric.  Frankly, I could just
sit and feel the stuff between my fingers and that would probably be
enough.  My husband always did say that I shop by feel.

We've been to Fair Hope and it's just the lovliest area!  So nice to
have you here...Donna

 
 
 

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Post by Sand » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 06:57:52




Quote:
> Jennifer in Ottowa requested personal info in response to my first post, so
> here it is.  In response, I would be very pleased if anyone who cares to
> would introduce themselves in this thread.  I'll create a special folder on
> my hard drive to keep your posts so I can get to know you while I continue
> to post to RCTQ.  Thanks in advance!

> I am retired from the private practice of law and work as a consultant to
> law firms when my health permits, which hasn't been lately.  I currently
> have time for needlework because I am recovering from a long illness that
> I'd just as soon not dwell on, thank you!  I am 52 years old.

> I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast in a tourist town called Fairhope.
> http://www.cofairhope.com/  I was born and raised here, but have lived all
> over the place, including New Orleans, New York, Paris, and Prague.

> My father was old Alabama; my mother was Czech, first-generation immigrant.
> My father divided up the family farm among his children before he died, and
> I live on a family compound in a house I designed and my brother (and
> next-door-neighbor) built.  I'm the only person in my family who is
> interested in quilting or fancy needlework (I am working on my first quilt,
> but I have done needlepoint, counted cross-stitch, and crewel embroidery
> since childhood), but my mother was a brilliant seamtstress who made all my
> clothes when I was growing up (and created the patterns for most, or sewed
> without even cutting a pattern first).  I sew on a '70's era Necchi machine
> with no features more fancy than a zig-zag.  I collect old sewing baskets
> and notions.

> I don't own a camera and haven't since a cheap one was pickpocketed from me
> on a city bus in Athens, Greece.  I found it just distracts me when I travel
> and my friends give me enough photos to create enough of a photographic
> record as the years pass.  But I may have to change this policy so I can
> share all the quilts I plan to make with my on-line friends.

> I have three cats, Ted, Betty, and Edna Pearl.  (No, Edna is not my real
> name; it is the name of an aunt who died young.  I name my pets after dead
> relatives and then use their names as screen names on-line.  Is that so
> bad?)

> I don't eat many sweets, including chocolate, so your chocolate is safe with
> me.  It is not safe with my SO, Bruce, however.  Bruce and I have been
> together 8-9 years.  He bakes.  I would be big as a house if I liked pies,
> cakes, and cookies.  I am a sucker for his brioche, however.  And I love to
> cook, especially Cajun/Creole, French, Italian, and Indian.  I'm learning
> Southwestern.  Bruce also gardens, and my next quilt will be for him and
> have a garden theme.

> Your turn!

> Edna Pearl

Welcome, Edna Pearl. The vast majority of us use our real names, but
there are a few who are incognito, as you are. <G> I don't have time to
write my bio right now, but I suspect you'd be able to find bios for
many of us if you did a search in Google groups in the RCTQ group; we've
done this numerous times before now. :)

I've been in this group for over twelve years now and have tried lots of
different quilting techniques, the results of which you can see if you'd
care to take a look at my web site (URL below).

Again, welcome!

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net

 
 
 

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Post by Cariss » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 11:04:47


Hi :)

I named all my pets after musicians and actors I fancied at the time.  I am
living in British Columbia Canada and work as a social worker in psychiatry
at the moment.  Single mom with 4 kids three of them ***aged boys please
save me someone  lol.  I like to make quilt tops I think cause I never seem
to get around to quilting them sigh... One day... Until then I have a great
collection of tops :)  I love piecing it all together.  Though yes indeed I
have quilted a great number of them as well.  I also make my own soap and do
many things in alternative fashion lol.  But that is just me.  So welcome
and its nice to meet you :)

Carissa


Quote:
> Jennifer in Ottowa requested personal info in response to my first post,
> so here it is.  In response, I would be very pleased if anyone who cares
> to would introduce themselves in this thread.  I'll create a special
> folder on my hard drive to keep your posts so I can get to know you while
> I continue to post to RCTQ.  Thanks in advance!

> I am retired from the private practice of law and work as a consultant to
> law firms when my health permits, which hasn't been lately.  I currently
> have time for needlework because I am recovering from a long illness that
> I'd just as soon not dwell on, thank you!  I am 52 years old.

> I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast in a tourist town called Fairhope.
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/;I was born and raised here, but have lived all
> over the place, including New Orleans, New York, Paris, and Prague.

> My father was old Alabama; my mother was Czech, first-generation
> immigrant. My father divided up the family farm among his children before
> he died, and I live on a family compound in a house I designed and my
> brother (and next-door-neighbor) built.  I'm the only person in my family
> who is interested in quilting or fancy needlework (I am working on my
> first quilt, but I have done needlepoint, counted cross-stitch, and crewel
> embroidery since childhood), but my mother was a brilliant seamtstress who
> made all my clothes when I was growing up (and created the patterns for
> most, or sewed without even cutting a pattern first).  I sew on a '70's
> era Necchi machine with no features more fancy than a zig-zag.  I collect
> old sewing baskets and notions.

> I don't own a camera and haven't since a cheap one was pickpocketed from
> me on a city bus in Athens, Greece.  I found it just distracts me when I
> travel and my friends give me enough photos to create enough of a
> photographic record as the years pass.  But I may have to change this
> policy so I can share all the quilts I plan to make with my on-line
> friends.

> I have three cats, Ted, Betty, and Edna Pearl.  (No, Edna is not my real
> name; it is the name of an aunt who died young.  I name my pets after dead
> relatives and then use their names as screen names on-line.  Is that so
> bad?)

> I don't eat many sweets, including chocolate, so your chocolate is safe
> with me.  It is not safe with my SO, Bruce, however.  Bruce and I have
> been together 8-9 years.  He bakes.  I would be big as a house if I liked
> pies, cakes, and cookies.  I am a sucker for his brioche, however.  And I
> love to cook, especially Cajun/Creole, French, Italian, and Indian.  I'm
> learning Southwestern.  Bruce also gardens, and my next quilt will be for
> him and have a garden theme.

> Your turn!

> Edna Pearl

 
 
 

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Post by Musicmake » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 21:29:47


hiya, Edna Pearl!  My nickname is Musicmaker, my 'real' name is
Cindy.  I live in east central IL, on a dead end street in the woods
south of a moderately small college town.  Just turned 50, or a half
century, as my Dh likes to point out, and have been quilting since the
early 90's.

Not planning to retire any time soon, I teach Simply Music piano
lessons 3 days a week, do all the house and yard work (which really
isn't that hard) and co exist with a 60 pound Boxer named Jada Jarhead
(JJ for short) and a former Marine.  I'm currently working on an
actual commissioned wall/art quilt that's 7' long x 3' hi!!
I'm glad you have time for needlework, though I'm sorry it's the
result of an illness.  I've always done some kind of handwork, ever
since I can remember, but quilting has replace them all.  I do collect
and sell vintage and upcycled jewelry in my etsy shop
(www.musicmaker.etsy.com) and spend a few days, every other month or
so, designing, cleaning, photographing those, but for the most part am
a quilter who does everything else as an afterthought.  I believe in
God, and have been born again, and have learned to be friends, and
friendly - which is a good thing because everyone I meet who quilts is
a future friend!!

Your home sounds wonderful!  I live in the same house my husband owned
when we married in '82, and at least 20% is given over to my quilting,
fabrics and projects!  My piano studio is also in my home, built on
the end, and will eventually become my sewing studio, with the long
arm I hope and pray for!  I still do all my quilting/sewing on my
little Bernina special 1000, which DH bought for me when I began to
quilt.  As far as I know, you'd have to go back at least 2 generations
to find a quilter, my great granma Nana.
?
If I had any old sewing baskets or notions, I'd send them to you - but
having grown up in an Air Force family, I'm the kind of person who
gives it away, throws it away, or sells it if I haven't needed it for
2 yrs or more.

I own a camera camcorder combo - bought it when the 1st grandchild was
expected cause I just had to have vids.  Now I have 3 grandkids, and
there will be no more.  Love dark chocolate - hate to cook - thanks
for asking!

Musicmaker

 
 
 

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Post by Sherr » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 23:56:56




Quote:
> Jennifer in Ottowa requested personal info in response to my first post, so
> here it is. ?In response, I would be very pleased if anyone who cares to
> would introduce themselves in this thread. ?I'll create a special folder on
> my hard drive to keep your posts so I can get to know you while I continue
> to post to RCTQ. ?Thanks in advance!

> I am retired from the private practice of law and work as a consultant to
> law firms when my health permits, which hasn't been lately. ?I currently
> have time for needlework because I am recovering from a long illness that
> I'd just as soon not dwell on, thank you! ?I am 52 years old.

> I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast in a tourist town called Fairhope.http://www.cofairhope.com/?I was born and raised here, but have lived all
> over the place, including New Orleans, New York, Paris, and Prague.

> My father was old Alabama; my mother was Czech, first-generation immigrant.
> My father divided up the family farm among his children before he died, and
> I live on a family compound in a house I designed and my brother (and
> next-door-neighbor) built. ?I'm the only person in my family who is
> interested in quilting or fancy needlework (I am working on my first quilt,
> but I have done needlepoint, counted cross-stitch, and crewel embroidery
> since childhood), but my mother was a brilliant seamtstress who made all my
> clothes when I was growing up (and created the patterns for most, or sewed
> without even cutting a pattern first). ?I sew on a '70's era Necchi machine
> with no features more fancy than a zig-zag. ?I collect old sewing baskets
> and notions.

> I don't own a camera and haven't since a cheap one was pickpocketed from me
> on a city bus in Athens, Greece. ?I found it just distracts me when I travel
> and my friends give me enough photos to create enough of a photographic
> record as the years pass. ?But I may have to change this policy so I can
> share all the quilts I plan to make with my on-line friends.

> I have three cats, Ted, Betty, and Edna Pearl. ?(No, Edna is not my real
> name; it is the name of an aunt who died young. ?I name my pets after dead
> relatives and then use their names as screen names on-line. ?Is that so
> bad?)

> I don't eat many sweets, including chocolate, so your chocolate is safe with
> me. ?It is not safe with my SO, Bruce, however. ?Bruce and I have been
> together 8-9 years. ?He bakes. ?I would be big as a house if I liked pies,
> cakes, and cookies. ?I am a sucker for his brioche, however. ?And I love to
> cook, especially Cajun/Creole, French, Italian, and Indian. ?I'm learning
> Southwestern. ?Bruce also gardens, and my next quilt will be for him and
> have a garden theme.

> Your turn!

> Edna Pearl

Welcome, Edna. I am a relative newbie to quilting too; four years ago
I
didn't even know how to thread a sewing machine.
I used to do graphic ad design and typesetting for newspaper, but
stopped
working after a serious illness, which, also like you, I don't like to
talk
about either. I am 54.
I live a very isolated rural life in Oklahoma, which suits me.  I
don't enjoy
traveling! My DH says I'm just a "home girl."
My passion
in life is animal rescue and have served on the board for our county
humane society for the past ten years. Quilting too; gardening.
It would be *great* if you could change your camera policy! We love
sharing pics and cheering each other on.
My first grandchild is due in September and I am afraid I am well on
my
way to smothering him with quilts before he's even born. :-)
Welcome again!
Sherry
 
 
 

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Post by Belinda Alen » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:12:04


Hello, I am new here also.  Quilting for me has always been a way to use up
cloth left from other projects.  I use a sewing machine to make simple nine
square quilts.  The points don't all match, shrug.  I use old blankets, poly
batting or organic sheep wool.  (LOL, I raise a few sheep and hand shear the
monsters once a year.  I sell some of the wool to hand spinners.  Tag wool, the
dirty wool from the bottom side of the sheep, gets washed, cards and used as
batting or pillow fill.)  Mainly I design and make garments.  But I have been
known to make tents.  Also do some jewelry crafting, leather work, gardening,
pet breeding, landscaping, wood work, crochet, macrame, embroidery, applique,
furniture design and construction, raise and attempt to train horses, raise and
milk goats, raise and collect eggs from chicken/ ducks/ geese.  I also read a
novel or more a week, usually fantasy/ science fiction.

We live on a tiny farm in West central Georgia.  Myself, my husband and  an
*** son, an *** daughter and two more daughters in high school.  (Along with
some seven horses, a donkey, two sheep, twelve goats, several chickens/ ducks/
geese, too many dogs/ cats, a large iguana, some breeding***atiels, parakeets,
tropical fish, snakes and the mice to feed the snakes.  LOL, too many critters
and too many hobbies.)  Later this month I will turn 54 and be calibrating 50
years of clothing design, LOL.

I no longer make much income from what I do.  I more save the family money and
pay the expenses for a few camping events each year where I usually sell just
enough to cover costs.

 
 
 

Newbie intro and "roll call"

Post by Carole-Retired and Loving I » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 01:00:36


  Hi, Edna Pearl.  I'm a retired elementary school teacher, living in
the rural foothills of NW GA. You can find out more if you want by
going to the website in my signature.

Carole D. - Retired and loving it in the foothills of NW Georgia

My quilts, crafts, QIs, and more - http://home.windstream.net/caroledoyle

 
 
 

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Post by Michelle C » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 10:03:38


Quote:

> Jennifer in Ottowa requested personal info in response to my first post, so
> here it is.  In response, I would be very pleased if anyone who cares to
> would introduce themselves in this thread.  I'll create a special folder on
> my hard drive to keep your posts so I can get to know you while I continue
> to post to RCTQ.  Thanks in advance!

Hi Edna,

I'm Michelle from Nevada.  Like you, I've got the extended family thing
going--parents, grandparents, and myself all living on the same
property.  I've got one black cat named Charley.

I've worked in healthcare and real estate, but now devote my time to my
family.

I've been quilting since 1994.  I was inspired my great grandmother.  As
a kid my bed always had one of her scrappy quilts covering it.  Scrappy
quilts are my first love.  Hand-piecing and hand-quilting are my
favorite modes for quilting, but I also use the machine.

I've always got several projects going at once.  At the moment, I've got
2 UFOs that need to be sandwiched and quilted, one that I'm going to
tie, 2 that I'm piecing, 1 cut and ready to piece, and I'm cutting for 3
more.  Okay, I readily admit that is a bit much.  Ahem.  ;-)

So glad you could join us!
Michelle in Nevada

 
 
 

Newbie intro and "roll call"

Post by Aunt » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 21:42:51




Quote:
> Jennifer in Ottowa requested personal info in response to my first post, so
> here it is. ?In response, I would be very pleased if anyone who cares to
> would introduce themselves in this thread. ?I'll create a special folder on
> my hard drive to keep your posts so I can get to know you while I continue
> to post to RCTQ. ?Thanks in advance!

> I am retired from the private practice of law and work as a consultant to
> law firms when my health permits, which hasn't been lately. ?I currently
> have time for needlework because I am recovering from a long illness that
> I'd just as soon not dwell on, thank you! ?I am 52 years old.

> I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast in a tourist town called Fairhope.http://www.cofairhope.com/?I was born and raised here, but have lived all
> over the place, including New Orleans, New York, Paris, and Prague.

> My father was old Alabama; my mother was Czech, first-generation immigrant.
> My father divided up the family farm among his children before he died, and
> I live on a family compound in a house I designed and my brother (and
> next-door-neighbor) built. ?I'm the only person in my family who is
> interested in quilting or fancy needlework (I am working on my first quilt,
> but I have done needlepoint, counted cross-stitch, and crewel embroidery
> since childhood), but my mother was a brilliant seamtstress who made all my
> clothes when I was growing up (and created the patterns for most, or sewed
> without even cutting a pattern first). ?I sew on a '70's era Necchi machine
> with no features more fancy than a zig-zag. ?I collect old sewing baskets
> and notions.

> I don't own a camera and haven't since a cheap one was pickpocketed from me
> on a city bus in Athens, Greece. ?I found it just distracts me when I travel
> and my friends give me enough photos to create enough of a photographic
> record as the years pass. ?But I may have to change this policy so I can
> share all the quilts I plan to make with my on-line friends.

> I have three cats, Ted, Betty, and Edna Pearl. ?(No, Edna is not my real
> name; it is the name of an aunt who died young. ?I name my pets after dead
> relatives and then use their names as screen names on-line. ?Is that so
> bad?)

> I don't eat many sweets, including chocolate, so your chocolate is safe with
> me. ?It is not safe with my SO, Bruce, however. ?Bruce and I have been
> together 8-9 years. ?He bakes. ?I would be big as a house if I liked pies,
> cakes, and cookies. ?I am a sucker for his brioche, however. ?And I love to
> cook, especially Cajun/Creole, French, Italian, and Indian. ?I'm learning
> Southwestern. ?Bruce also gardens, and my next quilt will be for him and
> have a garden theme.

> Your turn!

> Edna Pearl

Here goes.  I live in central NJ with DH and 2 chocolate labs and am
closing in on 54.  Have only been quilting for about 8-10 years.  Not
overly prolific as I only hand quilt.  Most of what I have done are
all queen or king size quilts to date.  A couple of baby ones thrown
in for good measure.  I usually machine piece on my Viking but also
have an older White and picked up a featherweight about a year ago.
But I've done hand piecing as well.  I have sewn and done just about
every other type of needle art for as long as I can remember.
Currently unemployed although can't quite say retired at this point.
We've been doing quite a bit of travelling this summer, so once that
is over I'll have to admit to defeat and seriously look for work.

We're on a 'family compound' as well, although it sounds a bit
smaller.  We have 2 of my husband's brothers and their families on
either side of us.  About 5 acres total with the (pretty defunct)
family business as well.  It's right in the middle of a very small,
lovely town.  We're also lucky to have a very nice LQS here.

DH and I are both quite involved with our local volunteer fire
department and he is also an EMT with our local volunteer rescue
squad.  We also fly hot air balloons for fun and a small side
business.

Guess that's the highlights for me!

Kim in NJ