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Thread: Distracting myself from the Work Day in the SF Bay Area

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    Hello everyone! I saw on LadyQuilter's blog that she was participating in a Mystery Quilt and listed this site....
    Well, once I came here I saw that it was perfect for me!

    I just picked quilting back up after a 20 yr break to get married, have kids, become an expert in my career, and get the kids to elementary school. Now that they are in 1st and 3rd I have a little free time between 8pm-10/11pm and instead of playing facebook games I'd much rather make quilts or fix up my vintage sewing machines while hanging out with my wonderful husband (notice I didn't say clean my house...).

    I completed 2 small quilts based on this wonderful blog
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    And each time learned more and more.

    I have a pretty piece all put together based on Missouri Quilt Co tutorials on YouTube and now I'm trying to figure out what to use to set the free motion pattern on the top.

    I ordered 24 yards of gorgeous quilting material from a store going out of business and expect it any day!

    The Member Swaps look like so much fun! I can't wait to join one!

    Thanks for having me! Jami in Danville, California

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    Welcome! I'm down the road in Pleasanton. Have fun quilting!

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    Welcome from a fellow Californian! What vintage machines do you have? I have a Singer Featherweight, 403a Slant-a-matic & have a 15-91 in the works. You should come join us in the Vintage Sewing Machine Shop sometime:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Welcome! I'm down the road in Pleasanton. Have fun quilting!
    I wondered where you were when you weren't traveling the world buying machines :)

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

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

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    Hello, welcome and happy quilting from Germany!

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    Welcome to the board, I am also just down the road from you in Livermore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandma1
    Welcome to the board, I am also just down the road from you in Livermore.
    You are just down the road from me! I'm in Pleasanton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Welcome! I'm down the road in Pleasanton. Have fun quilting!
    I wondered where you were when you weren't traveling the world buying machines :)
    Heehee, I just like looking at what deals are out there. Most of the time my travels are to cities that I will never be able to visit; due to the fact that I'm not independently wealthy. So, I look up a city that I would love to travel to and read up on it. I have enjoyed many virtual tours of famous places this way without leaving the comforts of my home. I should add looking for vintage machines in those locations.

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    Welcome from Northern California!

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    Hello from Western Mountain Maryland !!

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    Oh you're all going to laugh at this - I usually won't do much during the week but last night drove all the way to Napa for a $20 99K and then to the Castro in SF for a featherweight!!!! It was a gorgeous evening and my husband had the kids with him at a boy scout event.

    Shhhh... don't tell my mom. I won't even get down to Fremont to get my hair done!

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    Hi from central Georgia! So glad you've joined us. It's wonderful here, but if you're not careful, you'll spend more time reading than quilting!

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    HA! That "free" time you mentioned will soon be spent on the QB with the rest of us. lol Welcome from outside Sacramento.

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    Hi Jami here's another welcome from northern California!

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    Greetings from snowy cold Indiana . You will make many new friends here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Welcome from a fellow Californian! What vintage machines do you have? I have a Singer Featherweight, 403a Slant-a-matic & have a 15-91 in the works. You should come join us in the Vintage Sewing Machine Shop sometime:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1.htm
    I have a New Home Rotary (gorgeous!), a Singer 401A (currently a project - can't get the dials to move yet), a Singer 66 Red Head (paint is bad so it may not be a good one to keep), a Singer 24 (PERFECTION in this little treadle, looks and function... just got a new belt for her!) and a Brother (plastic, not my favorite!).

    Last night I added a dusty old Featherweight 221 and a 99k that also needs finish work. Oh! I almost forgot my Davis Rotary - very pretty but needs remodeling - the electrical is all jacked up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjami
    Oh you're all going to laugh at this - I usually won't do much during the week but last night drove all the way to Napa for a $20 99K and then to the Castro in SF for a featherweight!!!! It was a gorgeous evening and my husband had the kids with him at a boy scout event.

    Shhhh... don't tell my mom. I won't even get down to Fremont to get my hair done!
    You picked up that FW! That is fantastic! I saw it, but I'm not into FWs. I kept saying the right person will come for it soon ( it had been up on CL for 3 or 4 days). Congrats! Sounds like you have a wonderful understanding husband. That was a long trip for you. Enjoy your machines!

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    Welcome from Indiana!

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