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Thread: retired teacher

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    Senior Member Sandi19's Avatar
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    Hi, I'm Sandi from Ia., then Illinois, and for the last 5 yrs. I've been retired in Florida. I started quilting in July of 2008 because I wanted to make a special gift for my best friend. Her husband was battling cancer and I wanted a gift that expressed my love and friendship(since we were 3). My mom gave me a few quick lessons while I was in Iowa and when I returned to Florida I made my first quilt and my friend was so touched. I have since made her another one for a housewarming gift after her husband's death.
    I wish I could be closer to my mom so we could sew together. We sew a lot whenever we visit each other. I am totally hooked on this quilting. I've been making quilts for friends as they retire, quilts for veterans, and Downy quilts. I never had time to sew while I was teaching elem. school for 35 yrs. This has been so rewarding.
    I read this post every single day. I'd get more sewing done if I stayed off the computer, but I'm fascinated by all the beautiful work and helpful hints on this website. Thanks to all of you who contribute to this site.

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    Welcome from New Hampshire! I have the same problem, I spend time on the site which takes away time from quilting. Oh well, I know my time on this site is well spent.

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    Hi and welcome from NY!

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    Welcome. I am a teacher who is planning on retiring next year. Like you, I should spend less time looking and more time sewing, but there is so much here that it's hard to tear away. I'm so glad you found us.

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    Welcome form Illinois. This is a great place

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    Senior Member Sandi19's Avatar
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    Hey there. Congrats on your upcoming retirement. It takes awhile to get adjusted to staying home. I subbed for 2 full yrs....taking long term jobs that paid a fortune....$467/day...I couldn't pass them up. Then we moved here and I spent so much time getting settled and trying to make new friends. Retirement is wonderful, once you get used to it. Now that I have my quilting hobby, I'm busy as can be. Between quilting, sailing, playing cards, gardening, reading, spending time with friends, etc....I wonder how I ever had time to teach!
    Obviously I don't know what I'm doing since I replied to myself on the post...duh!

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

    You did nothing wrong by replying here to another's comment... it is perfectly fine to do so!!! :D:D:D

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    welcomme from KY. Like you , I spend all my time on this board, and not enough sewing. But, for now, I am learning a lot of new methods so when I get the pattern,fabric and start in I will be set to go.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!

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