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Thread: RickS from SW Missouri

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    RickS from SW Missouri

    I'm a old guy that retired a few years ago. I am 62 and do several different kinds of crafts, leatherworking, broom making, I used to make quite a few white oak baskets, and I worked in the coopers shop part time at the Ozark Folk Center. I am focusing on leather and canvas work now, I used to do some blacksmithing but my shoulders are shot. I have a Consew 206 and PFAFF 130, and a new(yesterday) Singer 128. I have made a few squares for quilts, but not a real focus for me. Maybe I will set up the 128 for making some quilts. We have a wood cookstove that I hang around during the winter so it might get set up there. It looks like I can learn a lot on here.
    The leather and canvas work has been done in the basement up until now but I am fixing up my truck so I can head out to a river or lake, put out the awning,set up work tables, and sew with the PFAFF off batteries and solar panels and make my lunch over a campfire. The big C has made me realize I need to enjoy every day!

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    Enjoy your crafting.

    Sending you my best wishes from the UK.

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    Wishing you well.

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    Welcome aboard!

    One of my male friends was in a tough budget time, dealing with hard family stuff, had to move back home to keep the farm and family together. He was bored and cold and was thinking of the trunks of old clothes in the attic, and that if I could quilt he could too! LOL maybe not that flattering to me but he found a hobby he loved and is still quilting some 30 years later.

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    greetings from Lebanon Missouri
    Nikki in MO

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    Thanks for the welcomes. I live in Springfield.

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Hello from Texas. It sounds like you enjoy a very unique life & hobbies. You will learn a lot about quilting here. We love pictures & would like to see the results of some of your interests.

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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina! You'll find a bunch of encouragement and help with your new quilting hobby here. We are a friendly crowd! Wishing you health and happiness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickS View Post
    I'm a old guy that retired a few years ago. I am 62...
    Hey Rick! I'm also 62 and we are not old!

    Hope you enjoy reading the posts here. We are all pretty much fabric crazy.

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    Welcome and hoping to see some of your upcoming work!
    You used to be a blacksmith? Check out my avatar below my name. That's my Paint horse, Watson. He's got four white feet that are like iron and a blacksmith will appreciate that!

    Watson

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    Have you checked out the bicycle museum in Springfield? It's on my list.

    Vintage Sewing museum in Tulsa isn't too far from you..
    You could handcrank the 128 and take it out, too.

    You probably already have noticed that many old Singer motors can be run on AC or DC.

    Sorry about the big C. Such a life changer, even if you beat it.
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    He has quite the bikes in there. I used to see him riding one of the big wheeled bikes around town and I heard he rode one across the US. The motor I added to my PFAFF is ac DC too. I would like to see the museum in Tulsa, I hear it's nice.

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    Hi Watson, the way I got into blacksmith was shoeing horses. They always say stay away from white hooved horses, but I've found that to be true only part of the time, sounds like you have a good one. I went to farrier school in Macomb Ill. I love gaited mules.

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    Welcome from NE Ohio .

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. You will learn everything you want to know here. We are loaded with information.
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    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    Welcome from South Louisiana.
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    Thanks for all of the welcomes!

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    Welcome from Vermont. I used to hang around the local blacksmith shop when I was a kid.

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    Welcome to the board, Rick! This is a great place for whatever you want or need to learn.

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    Welcome from Minnesota!
    Confirmed fabric-holic seeking 12 step treatment program or a storage building.

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    Another welcome from Minnesota! My husband was looking for a new hobby that wasn't quite so physical in nature and now enjoys quilting because there's math and angles involved. He won't admit to liking the beautiful fabrics.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Isn't retirement wonderful? Welcome to the QB!
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