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Old 09-26-2018, 02:00 PM
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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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Old 09-26-2018, 02:55 PM
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:08 PM
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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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Old 09-26-2018, 03:14 PM
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greetings from Lebanon Missouri
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:19 PM
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Thanks for the welcomes. I live in Springfield.
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:42 PM
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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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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.

Best wishes to you!
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