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Thread: Greetings from Clover, SC

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    Greetings from Clover, SC

    Hello All!!

    I am Deborah. I am 47 years old and I am a beginner to intermediate quilter. I have not been quilting very long....about 6 months and I am absolutely loving it.

    I had worked in the oil fields in Southern California for almost 11 years, and due to an unfortunate infection I lost my leg last Christmas and now with all of my heart complications I am not able to work. This was driving me insane I have to tell you because I had been a worker all of my life and was quite used to working 12 or 13 hour days every day. Needless to say this did not leave me with much of a personal life to do much of anything.

    Last November, my daughter and family decided that I was just too sick to be out in Cali alone and they moved me home to Clover, SC. The funniest thing happened, I met the love of my life sitting on my mother's back porch the day I arrived. He tells me that he loved me from the first moment he saw me and has been with me ever since (through sickness, amputations, and whatever else has been thrown at him).

    Anywho, I was so bored I could just spit. Then that little light bulb started to spark and I said to myself "Hey, why not get on that quilting thing that you have always wanted to do!" So I did, and here I am. I am taking classes, and have actually sold a couple of my pieces. I believe I have a modern style that is a bit gothic (colors and themes).

    I am looking forward to getting to know these boards, sharing some of my work and drooling over some of your work. I will post a picture of my studio as soon as I can get my fiance to get his scooter parts out of it. Anyone else have that problem? People wanting to store stuff in your sewing studio? I thing we should start a national movement to prevent such abuse of our spaces.

    Toodles
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    Deborah, welcome from Huntsville, Alabama (former California/Oregon native). I am sure you will be just as driven as ever!
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Howdy and welcome, from Texas! Just start hanging stuff, on that scooter.
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    Hello, Neighbor, waving from NC. You're going to like it here. Lots of friendly helpful quilters to talk to. Just jump in. Oh..and we LOVE pictures. Welcome!
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    Hi Deborah welcome to the board from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Texas! Sounds like u r a perfect fit for tge QB.
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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome from PA. Sounds like you are moving forward in your life. Wonderful story. Show us your projects when you can.
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    Welcome from Texas and congratulations on finding the love of your life. I was a late bloomer too and it's wonderful.

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    Welcome from Florida. I have the opposite problem. I seem to encroach on all the other areas of the house.

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    welcome from se TX
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    Welcome from S CA!

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Welcome to the board from New Hampshire and I look forward to reading more if your posts and seeing your work. I have been quilting for about nine years now, and still love learning new things.
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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Welcome from OHIO! It sounds like you are doing well in your new home. You will love the quilters on this board. They are the most caring and talented people.
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    Hi Deborah, and welcome! This is a fun place to be!
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    Hi and welcome from Fort Myers, FL. You sound like you're moving on. Glad you found something to do with all the "work time". Quilting is so creative no matter what style you enjoy.

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    Blessings and welcome from Kathy in beautiful Monroe County, West Virginia....you'll love the "board".... Oh, Deborah---your story brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my lips...thanks for sharing....you'll find lots of help, advice, inspiration and new friends here on the board----believe me----I speak from experience!
    Last edited by kathymarie; 09-09-2013 at 04:28 AM. Reason: spelling
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