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    brit expat

    Hi i'm living in edmonton canada, originally from england. Been here 3 months, really homesick. I find that doing my sewing helps with it, I can put my mind into something else and forget about everything else.
    Only made 1 quilt up to now but i'm hooked , loved doing it

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    Hello Kerry and welcome to QB.

    I'm married to a UK ex-pat and after 20 years there are still some things he misses a lot ... mostly food items ... we can get some of them online (PG Tips, Branston pickle), but we can't get good bangers and he certainly can't get decent Fish-N-Chips here. Whenever the kids come to visit up they stuff their suitcases with Tea, Branston and Tums (I like English Tums much better than American Tums!). Which reminds me ... son William is coming July 3 so I must give him a shopping list
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    Welcome from a Texas farm gal!

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. We have quite a few UK members on QB for you to chat with.

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This QB will soon be your family. Hugs and keep on quilting

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    welcome from se Texas
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    Kerry, so glad you found us. In a week or so, you will be so glad to be here you won't be lonely at all. There is a ton of information here and many folks who will become good friends. If you need something new to learn, just check out the tutorial section. Please post pics of your projects. we all love to see what everyone is working on. Again, welcome.
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    Howdy from Oklahoma! Welcome to the Board. We have a type of British Home Store food center here in Broken Arrow, OK & they sell bangers that are yummie, also wonderful Battenburg cakes rolled in almond paste, what a treat. Bought hubby a British Pound Sterling kitchen towel for Father's Day there & they sell the new Dr Who figurines but he collects the original. I miss shopping at Marks & Spencer in Bahrain. North East Oklahoma a weird place to find a British store. Look around where you are, you'll find something.

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    Hello and welcome from New York!
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    Hi Kerry! Welcome from Minnesota! So sorry you are homesick. Keep busy with your quilting! That will help!

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    Welcome to the board! it'll help to keep you busy. My family (the larger %) lives in Indiana. I know it isn't as far as England but it is still far enough that I miss them terribly. I just got back from a visit and graduation.

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    Welcome to the board from the centre of England!!!! Quite a few of us here...so feel free to send a pm if you want to know what's happening at home!!!! We could do with some sunshine....if you can spare some!!! You will soon find lots of friends and encouragement here!!!
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    Welcome from Dallas Tx. It's a shame we can't find a pill for homesickness. I've had that so many times, And there's nothing you can do about it to fix it. I feel sorry for you.

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    Hello from Hampshire in UK, this is one of the friendliest places on Earth, hope you settle in soon!
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    Hi and Welcome, quilting has helped me in difficult times as well. End result a pretty quilt
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    Hello, welcome from Nevada!
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    Hello Kerry and welcome from New Jersey.

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