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    Hi, I'm Sandi from Ia., then Illinois, and for the last 5 yrs. I've been retired in Florida. I started quilting in July of 2008 because I wanted to make a special gift for my best friend. Her husband was battling cancer and I wanted a gift that expressed my love and friendship(since we were 3). My mom gave me a few quick lessons while I was in Iowa and when I returned to Florida I made my first quilt and my friend was so touched. I have since made her another one for a housewarming gift after her husband's death.
    I wish I could be closer to my mom so we could sew together. We sew a lot whenever we visit each other. I am totally hooked on this quilting. I've been making quilts for friends as they retire, quilts for veterans, and Downy quilts. I never had time to sew while I was teaching elem. school for 35 yrs. This has been so rewarding.
    I read this post every single day. I'd get more sewing done if I stayed off the computer, but I'm fascinated by all the beautiful work and helpful hints on this website. Thanks to all of you who contribute to this site.

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    Welcome from New Hampshire! I have the same problem, I spend time on the site which takes away time from quilting. Oh well, I know my time on this site is well spent.

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    Welcome. I am a teacher who is planning on retiring next year. Like you, I should spend less time looking and more time sewing, but there is so much here that it's hard to tear away. I'm so glad you found us.

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    Welcome form Illinois. This is a great place

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    Hey there. Congrats on your upcoming retirement. It takes awhile to get adjusted to staying home. I subbed for 2 full yrs....taking long term jobs that paid a fortune....$467/day...I couldn't pass them up. Then we moved here and I spent so much time getting settled and trying to make new friends. Retirement is wonderful, once you get used to it. Now that I have my quilting hobby, I'm busy as can be. Between quilting, sailing, playing cards, gardening, reading, spending time with friends, etc....I wonder how I ever had time to teach!
    Obviously I don't know what I'm doing since I replied to myself on the post...duh!

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

    You did nothing wrong by replying here to another's comment... it is perfectly fine to do so!!! :D:D:D

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    welcomme from KY. Like you , I spend all my time on this board, and not enough sewing. But, for now, I am learning a lot of new methods so when I get the pattern,fabric and start in I will be set to go.

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    Hello and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! Glad you joined us :lol:

    Maybe you and Mom can take turns traveling to each others for quilting weeks :wink: Or meet in the middle :thumbup:

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    Welcome to the quiltingboard from Crump, TN. This board is very addictive and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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    Welcome to the site. I know you will continue to enjoy it and yes it does mean less sewing time, but more ideas and projects to put on the to do list.

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    Hi, I'm a retired teacher too. I taught KG for 31 yr. Now I am so busy quilting I don't have time to miss it. I am blissfully happy.

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    Hi and welcome from Texas. I retired from teaching in Dec. 2006. Taught 4th/5th grade for most of a 28 yr. career. Now I spend my time watching my 5 yo grandson. I split my time between Austin (where he is) and Lubbock (where my home is). This board keeps me from missing my sewing room too much. Look forward to seeing some of your projects.

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    Hi Sandi!

    Glad you are happy in retirement! I retire in 3 weeks, and though I have aways loved teaching, and the fabulous kids and parents I meet, am ready to try new things! Am only getting started, but have a great stash, etc! Was it Illinois that paid so well for subbing?? Think it is only $125 where I am, WA state. Still, I plan to sub, especially long term ones. I love all the exciting things that are in the future, and can't wait to make goodies for my 2 grands - all pink for the 4 yr old, and all spiderman for the 5 yr. old.

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    Hi, and welcome from central NC

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    Welcome from Illinois. It sounds like you are enjoying your well-deserved retirement.

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