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    A newbie from Wales - UK

    Hello everybody
    My name is Margaret and I live in a town called Cwmbran in South Wales, UK. I've sewed since my teens (I've recently turned 45) but am one of the least productive people I know. I have two sons, 24 and 21 (nearly) and neither of them have ever received a quilt from me. Although there is a quilt I've been making since the eldest was about 2 or 3.

    I go through phases of sewing or knitting or paper crafting, but I would say that sewing is my first love.

    As I have about a squillion unfinished items I thought that buying a new machine would be the ideal way to give me the incentive to finish some of them. So tomorrow I am due to take delivery of a brand spanking new Husqvarna Viking (or maybe Viking Husqvarna) Sapphire 875Q. I have already nicknamed her Saffy.

    Unfortunately I am also one of the messiest folk on the planet so am desperately trying to clear enough space in my dining room, which doubles as my sewing/craft room to house it. I have been greatly inspired the pictures of the newly organised sewing spaces that some of you have posted.

    Hopefully I will be able to share some of my finished creations with you before too long.

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    Hello Margaret, welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here. Congratulations on the new machine! I hope you will post pictures of your projects, we would love to see them.
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    Hi Margaret. Welcome to the board. Hope your new sewing machine does the trick. I have a Viking 875 and I love it.

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    A warm welcome from the centre of Englad!! Good to see another Brit!!!! I have the Husqvarna 870...a good workhorse!! I have a small Janome Gem I take to classes and a treasured Featherweight I bought on Ebay last year!!! You will find a lot of encouragement and inspiration here!!!! Any questions? ask away!!! Someone here will always have an answer!! By the way.....you won't get much sewing done!!!!!
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    Welcome Margaret, Hope you and Saffy turn out some quilts. May in Jersey

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    Welcome from the California desert.
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    Hello Margaret, welcome, waving to you from NE Ohio, USA.

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    Hi, Margaret, welcome from New York!

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    Thank you folks - it's nice to feel welcomed. And just in case there is anybody reading this who is/was on the DJ mailing list, I was "Mags from Wales" on there.
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    Hello Margaret welcome from Suffolk England
    going on holiday to south Wales in July

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    Hi Margaret..............I want to Welcome you to the Quilting Board from the state of Washington, in the USA!!
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    Welcome from Minnesota USA and happy quilting
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    Hello Margaret, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Welcome from New York!

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    welcome from se Texas
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    Hello Margaret!
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    Congrats on your new machine! Enjoy!
    I have a Viking, too!

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    Welcome from Michigan!
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    Hi and welcome from Battle Creek,Michigan Home of Kellogg's
    You know if your a quilter when you cleanup your sewing room and your family thinks your moving out!! Author U/K Sue

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    Howdy and welcome, from Texas!

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    Welcome Margaret. My son-in-law is from north Wales (Porthmadog). He met my daughter in Cancun Mexico during a New Years vacation. They have been married 6 years. He still works for his company located in Leeds but does it from his house here in an Indianapolis,IN suburb. In fat, 3 of his co-workers are here right now to attend the Indianapolis 500. It truly is a small world. Enjoy this board. Lots of useful info.

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