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Thread: Hello from NW Wisconsin

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    Super Member LeslieFrost's Avatar
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    Hi All! I have lurked here for many months. Time to come out of the shadows!

    I am almost 60, retired from a career as a lawyer and a nonprofit executive director. My husband and I were lucky enough to retire early to our lake place, so we're on water and in the woods of beautiful NW Wisconsin.

    My grandmother was a seamstress and quilter, and taught all her 5 daughters to sew, and they taught me. I have made small fabric items for gifts for years, now trying to get serious (but not too serious) about quilting. I am working on a queen size for our bed. Have fabric for a wall hanging, and a lifetime's stash of leftovers. Since almost no one else in my generation in our family sews, everyone thinks that anything I make is just amazing -- and I encourage them to think that!

    Our son is 32 and a police officer in Minneapolis. He absolutely loves his job. Our daughter just turned 31 and is about to go to Haiti on her first field assignment with the UN. She will be working with the UN Peacekeeping force there. She has been working hard for several years to get into the UN ranks, and is thrilled with this opportunity.

    Both of their jobs are exciting but scary! How did we do that?

    I have already learned so much here -- I am grateful to have found all of you.

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    welcome!

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    Welcome from southeast PA!

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    Hi, you sure live in a beautiful area. I canoed in the area every summer as a child. Enjoy your quilting.

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    Welcome from Alberta, Canada.

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    Hello from North Carolina.

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    Hello from Western Mountain Maryland !!

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    Hello from Brooksville Florida =)

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    Welcome from a neighbor in SE Wisconsin. We have been through Trego on our way to Superior. Nice area.

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    Welcome from a former Cheesehead! Congratulations on finding us!

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    Welcome from SW Wisconsin! I have a sister who lives in Cable, WI so I drive past Trego on my way there. My family had a cabin on Lake Cisco in Drummond. I love the North Woods! Good luck with all your quilting.

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    Welcome from Nebraska!!

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    Hello and welcome from Japan!!!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Hi Leslie and welcome from northern California!

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    Welcome from Georgia. No answer for how to stop worrying other than just pray a lot.

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    Hello & Welcome from New York!!! :)

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    Greetings and welcome to the board. You said, "now trying to get serious (but not too serious) about quilting". Many here say they have become 'addicted' - to the board, to quilting or both! Good luck!

    Glad you are here!

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    Hello, welcome and happy quilting from Germany!

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    Welcome from Central Wisconsin.

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    Welcome from North Carolina,

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyKat
    Welcome from SW Wisconsin! I have a sister who lives in Cable, WI so I drive past Trego on my way there. My family had a cabin on Lake Cisco in Drummond. I love the North Woods! Good luck with all your quilting.
    Hi and Welcome from Minnesota - My sister lives in Danbury. Edie

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    Hello, and welcome from Michigan!

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