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Needing some sewing friends

Old 04-07-2021, 01:03 PM
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Hi everyone!

It's been a crazy year with this whole pandemic! I've been busy -- homeschooling my son (14 years old) by choice which has been a real joy, working part time from home, and reading LOTS of books! In the evenings I've been working on a variety of kids quilts for the Linus project. So far I've been doing well just keeping busy.

It's been in the last few weeks that I realized I was getting lonely and missing connecting with people, especially supportive crafting friends. Then I remembered you all! It's been awhile since I visited here.

How's everyone doing? Anyone have suggestions on activities going on on the board that would be a good way to connect? I would love just to share photos with everyone and enjoy some general cheer! It's been awhile since I've done a swap...

Happy Sewing!

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Old 04-07-2021, 01:23 PM
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Old 04-07-2021, 02:54 PM
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:20 PM
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Welcome to the group!

In some ways, I do miss the activities of our LQS group and classes. The other side of me is quite happy to stitch at home and enjoy time with DH.
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:35 PM
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Welcome back Kristi! I find that I log in several times a day now. My Guild has started back and that's great. I'm hoping as people get vaccinated, more will attend.
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:38 AM
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It is good to see you again! Of course the pandemic has captured all of us in its grasp one way or another. I have stayed busy making quilts. I have completed 12 quilt tops and only quilted 2 of them. I am looking at one on the floor right now that I am hoping I can QAYG and complete it. I am getting ready to send several out to be LA'ed. None of the tops sitting here are very large which is very different for me but that is just how it is right now. Many will end up as charity quilts.
Being retired I have the luxury of planning my days around dr. appts and quilting. The majority of my time I have to my own vices. I choose quilting and spending time here and doing other online activities. I recently, a bit over a year ago, I bought an Accuquilt system and that has kept my quilt making into a very organized planning for making my quilts. I have enough different dies that I can make a different quilt every month for several years. That I am looking forward to.
It sounds like you have a full plate with home schooling and quilting. I understand the loss of contact with others. I plan to go to my first quilt guild meeting in months in just a couple weeks. I have had both vaccines now and using safe practices I feel safe going out now..
I hope this insures that you have quilting buddies and crafty friends here on the board. Do jump right back in and join the fun.
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:59 AM
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A big hello from the East Coast and Welcome Back! I understand the need for quilty friends. If you are interested in a more one to one approach please send me a pm. I'd love to chit chat and share pics with friends. I am unable to post photos as our internet is so dang slow in the rural area we live in. Farm life has its advantages but fast internet isn't one of them:-)
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Old 04-08-2021, 11:34 AM
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Welcome back to the quilt board. I have been so glad to have my quilting to keep me busy this past year. I use to knit and crochet in the evenings while my DH watched TV but the arthritis in my hands has ended that. Thank goodness, I can still quilt and check in here to find out what is happening and learn some new things.
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Old 04-08-2021, 06:31 PM
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Welcome back to chat and quilt with us. Show us some of your quilts or other projects. I just went ti my guild meeting for the first time in 13 months. It was nice to see everyone again. now that almost all of us have had 2 vacines we will hope things are getting better.
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:13 PM
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Thanks everyone! Just seeing everyone's responses put a smile on my face! Thank you all for being here. I shared a Dresden sunflower block that I made today on another thread and commented on a few other posts. I think checking in with you all on the board will be good!

I have my first vaccine and will get the 2nd on Apr 24th. My 14 year old, though, is too young at the moment. We are hoping with the positive studies that the vaccines will be approved for teens here soon! Glad some of you have been able to be back at your guilds. I miss going to quilt shows! One of our yearly treks as a family was to drive to the 'big city'. I went to the Quilt Show and my DH and DS went to the model train show!
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