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Thread: To Quilt, or To Fish - That is the Question

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    Super Member ThayerRags's Avatar
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    My MIL goes by “Fishin’ Grandma” to all of the Grand Kids and Great Grand Kids, and she may be happiest when sitting in her little boat out on the lake fishing as much or more than doing anything else. But, when it’s rainy or cold, she also enjoys crochet, knitting, and quilting. She’s made quilts for several of us in the family (and I don’t think any of them have fish on them), but she’s first and foremost, a “Fisherwoman”.

    I’m wondering how many other lady quilters on here enjoy fishing as much as quilting?

    CD in Oklahoma

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags
    My MIL goes by “Fishin’ Grandma” to all of the Grand Kids and Great Grand Kids, and she may be happiest when sitting in her little boat out on the lake fishing as much or more than doing anything else. But, when it’s rainy or cold, she also enjoys crochet, knitting, and quilting. She’s made quilts for several of us in the family (and I don’t think any of them have fish on them), but she’s first and foremost, a “Fisherwoman”.

    I’m wondering how many other lady quilters on here enjoy fishing as much as quilting?

    CD in Oklahoma
    I LOVE to fish too! Dont get too very often, but once a year we go trout fishing up in the mountains. But this year,,,not so sure due to all the fires. We dont even know if our favorite place is still there. Very bad here in Arizona. Need rain!

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    Normally I take my 81 yr old Dad fishing several times a week after I get off work...so far this year it's been rainy or too blame hot to sit out there. We haven't even gotten to take our pontoon out since it's been raining most weekends.

    Soooo yep, I love to fish every chance we get.

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    I am not a fishing person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyelphaba
    I am not a fishing person.
    Thank you for that post.

    CD in Oklahoma

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    I'd much rather go "catching" than fishing. Anyone can fish, but not all can catch. So, if I were to bet on the odds of fishing vs. quilting, I'd have to say they would be better with quilting.

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    ME,ME.ME I love to go fishing biteing or not!

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    I love fishing especially when DH takes all the kids and leaves me at home to quilt.

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    I love to fish...my Dad and I always went. In the winter we would tie jigs and make sinkers for fishing.
    sass

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I love fishing especially when DH takes all the kids and leaves me at home to quilt.
    Ah haaaaa atta girl...piece and quiet

    :thumbup:

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    I don't fish. Well, to qualify, I can fish, but I can't catch, so I don't fish. But any outdoor activity when the weather is nice should be taken advantage of. There are few nice days here - either too cold for 9 months, or too hot. Lately we have had 2 seasons, winter and summer.

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    No fishing here either :)

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    I love to fish. I go everytime I get the chance. Started when I was very young.

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    the story is still gone around about the one that got away from me 36 years ago. on the river worked it for 1 hour and 30 min and don't get to see it. only go back to watch the boys fish now. but still like to pond fish.

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    I really enjoy fishing. I admit that I am not as good as the guys in my family but they don't razz me about. Why? because I am cheif cook and bottle washer when we are at the cottage. I also love to cook, especially my cinnamon rolls for breakfast most mornings.
    Do I like it as much as sewing? No, sewing can be done anytime of the year and I don't get sunburned or bitten by bugs sitting at my machine.

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    I do! My father was a commercial lobster fisherman. I grew up on boats. Had my boating license and captains license before I had my drivers license.

    My mom's a Coastie too. So I guess you can say it's in my blood.

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    I've been fishing twice. My DH says I fish "like a girl" because i won't bait the hook and I won't take the fish off the hook. Otherwise it was ok to dangle the line in the water. LOL

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    I love fishing too!!!! Can't wait to get down the coast again. I prefer fishing in the sea rather than the lakes and rivers around here

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    Not me, man.
    10 years old, fly fishing with Daddy, caught the hook in my shoulder. That 'cured' me. :? :(

    Jan in VA

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    Hey I am on Grand Isle,LA now and we had been line fishing for blue crab all day. Boy r we burnt now..But LOVE it

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    Fishing is our thing! Of course, living on a lake helps! Yep, my DH likes for me to out fishing with him than inside quilting! I enjoy both! Fishing I got to do when I can, quilting I can do when it is too hot or cold or raining! We catch bass, bluegill, crappie and others!
    Oh yea, and I bait my own hook if we aren't using lures!

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    I try to fish but never seem to catch anything which is really sad since I live on a river. Now I sit on my porch with some handwork and watch the fisherman that drift by pull them in.

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    lol My DH gave me an early birthday gift today, Lifetime Fishing License.
    So yes, I love to fish, I really like to catch and I love just riding on the boat and being lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags
    My MIL goes by “Fishin’ Grandma” to all of the Grand Kids and Great Grand Kids, and she may be happiest when sitting in her little boat out on the lake fishing as much or more than doing anything else. But, when it’s rainy or cold, she also enjoys crochet, knitting, and quilting. She’s made quilts for several of us in the family (and I don’t think any of them have fish on them), but she’s first and foremost, a “Fisherwoman”.

    I’m wondering how many other lady quilters on here enjoy fishing as much as quilting?

    CD in Oklahoma
    Me!!! I love fishing and go often..There is something so peaceful about sitting there and not thinking of a thing ..Just hope the fish will bite :D

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    I love to fish...not ice fishing..but summer..I will drop anything to go fishing. I can quilt and fish all in the same day, as we only fish early mornings or late evenings. So I can quilt in between times... smile..

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