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Thread: Hi from East Texas!!

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    Hi from East Texas!!

    Hi I am Linda (Txsuthrn). I live in the pretty green (usually) part of Texas!! I am a widow lost my husband June 25 a year ago and its been a hard year. I have a shadow that lives with me an English Bulldog female named Presley!! I also have an african Grey parrot named Barney who talks up a storm, he recently started saying wee wee.. I think from a commerical on Tv.. It is rather strange to unlock the door and be greeted with " wee wee, hello Barney!!" lol.. Life is never dull any. I just retired June 1st from 33 years of teaching.. not sure how I feel about it and won't know until school starts back I imagine.
    I have sewed for years made most of my clothes and my nieces clothes many years ago.. Since I am retired now and have time to sew again I think I'd like to learn to quilt. My oldest sister has a quilting group at her church and I am going with her next Tuesday to see what it is like. I found this site and have gotten a lot of ideas especially about organizing mysewing room!!!
    Looking forward to meeting all of you and learning, learning, learning!! lol
    Linda

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    Welcome to the board Linda. I am truly sorry for your loss. I don't know what that is like to lose a spouse, but I do know the unfortunate loss of a child. My friend had/has a an African Grey parrot. The first one was named Pete, the 2nd one was named after the ship from the movie A Perfect Storm, Andrea. You will find lots of help on here and meet great people online/offline. I've enjoyed it very much. I've only been sewing since 2010. I've gotten better at it by participating in some monthly swaps.

    Again, welcome to board!!

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    Hi Linda

    I am from London Ontario Canada this group is so much fun I just did a mystery quilt we had a blast and it looks great. Have fun and you will learn alot here.
    Debquilts2

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    welcome from Miami, you will get lots of help here and make new friends. Check out a site called Craftsy for free classes, BOM block of the month is great and easy to learn
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    Hello Linda and welcome from south central Kentucky. I am sorry for your loss. My grandson wants an English Bulldog for his birthday next year. He will be 13. He wants to name him Bronx (he is a Yankee fan)! My boss has 3 parrots at his house and brings "Cookie" to work with him sometimes. I am sure after teaching for 33 years you will miss it, but keep yourself busy and enjoy yourself. Again, Welcome!!
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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Hi Linda,
    I too live in the piney woods by a lake (pond), but in Maine.
    You will find lots of links to good training sites on QB and you could do worse than join in the free block of the month course at http://www.craftsy.com/class/The-Cra...f-the-Month/50. All the blocks remain on line so you could start at the beginning and work your way up, and they have other courses you can pay for if you like them enough. Also, I just discovered http://inlovewiththreads.wordpress.c...fe-you-decide/
    and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6apl...feature=relmfu which are useful and might lead you to other good ideas and bloggers who provide free tutorials. Good luck with your new hobby.


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    Thanks so much for the warm welcomes!! I'm taking a break from folding fabric right now lol. I inherited a LOT from my mother in law and I had a small stash myself!!!
    I'll head over to Craftsy right now and take a look.
    Linda

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    welcome from the Texas coast not far from you

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    Hi, Linda! Welcome from Texarkana, TX! Hmmmm...lots of lakes in East Texas....LOL! I'm sorry to hear of your loss, but I'm glad you have your furry and feathery friends to keep you busy. There's lots to learn on this wonderful board. Have you checked out the Tutorials section?? Great stuff there! Congratulations on your retirement and good luck organizing your sewing room. Be sure to post pictures when you get it done!
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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Howdy and welcome, from Texas!
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    Greetings Linda and welcome from New Hampshire

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    Welcome from the California desert.
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    Thanks Kathy and Laurlyn, I live on the Ore City side of Lake of the Pines. So not far from you Laurlyn! We used to catfish at Wright patman.
    Linda

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    Hello Linda, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Hi. Welcome from SC Texas. I was born and raised in NE Texas not far from you, I miss it in the fall and the beautiful colors. I am so sorry for your loss I know it is hard for you. So happy you joined us and hope you enjoy being here as much as I have.

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    Hi, Linda, I grew up in Tyler and spent a lot of time around various lakes in yur area (Now I live north of Houston). I am so sorry about your husband. I hope that quilting and meeting new people help you at this time. And, I hope you get as much from the board as I do. It's a great place for ideas, inspiration and support.

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    Howdy Linda and welcome from NE Ohio, but at the moment in Coastal Maine.

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    Linda, like you... I'm new to this board & quilting. Everyone seems to be very supportive and helpful.

    I too am in Texas. The beautiful Texas hill country. Thankfully, we enjoyed a wonderful bluebonnet season this year.

    It will be fun to imagine the possibilities for quilting now that you have the time.
    Last edited by HillCountryGal; 07-03-2012 at 06:06 PM. Reason: forgot to add..

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    Welcome from another Linda in TX! Sorry for your loss. Quilting will bring u lots of comfort and fun. Good luck in retirement.
    Linda

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    Wow didn't realize there were so many texans here!! Thanks to everyone. Ya'll have made me feel like I have come home!!

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    Hi Linda, glad you joined us...I sent you a welcoming PM...

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    welcome from se TX, a bit south of you in The Woodlands area just n of Houston -- I too am a retired school teacher and don't really miss it as there is so much to do -- and I don't have to get up at 5 o'clock in the morning!!
    diane

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    Hi, Linda. Welcome to the Board, from Central Texas. This is the place to be for quilting ideas, inspiration, and friendship.
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