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Old 10-30-2008, 05:34 AM
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Hi Karen, thanks for your message.We send out quilts to Romania through the 'Joy' organization they support an orphanage which cares for abandoned children. Their web site is www.joyworld.org.uk They have also started to care for the elderly,they came across a home for the elderly who were living with little bedding in sub zero temperatures.They do take blankets to them as well as clothes but we made some very colourful quilts with samples given to us by a very kind lady who has a soft furnishing business. Some of the samples are really sumptious so we thought why shouldn't they have a bit of luxury to keep them warm. My church is also sending shoe box gifts to them.I spoke today to the lady who goes out there regularly and she told me that many of the elderly retired people get a pension of just 4 a week and the food prices are on a par with the U.K. Thank you to all of you that replied,helpful as always.God bless,Letty.
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:59 AM
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Thanks Letty, I'll certainly look into that!!

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Old 10-30-2008, 06:02 AM
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Meant to ask Letty...which part of North Yorks do you live?xxxx

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Old 10-30-2008, 10:53 AM
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Hi Karen,We live in Skipton,North Yorkshire,a little market town.A very small house that always seems bursting at the seams with fabric !!I do however have a very tolerant husband.How long have you been quilting ? You say you make quilts for a local hospice is that part of the linus project? Kind regards, Letty
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:29 PM
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Hi Letty , Ive been quilting about 18 months I think. I started when I stopped smoking.....it kept my hands busy and after a few months I'd saved enough money for a new sewing machine!!
My son used to live in Wetherby...is that near you?
I've made quilts for the Bluebell Wood childrens hospice ....a few minutes walk from my house!

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My husband has just informed me that we were up your way in the summer....we went to mother shiptons cave!!! ( My sense of direction is a standing joke in our house) lol!! xxx
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:46 PM
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Hey Letty. Welcome from South Louisiana (Cajun Country). I know just what you mean about forgetting your password. It happens to me all the time. I have finally written it down on a pad near the computer. And another thing I do is use the same password for everything that requires one. I know nothing about the computer either. Hopefully one day I will be able to post pictures, etc. I am thankful that I can post messages and do personal messages. I have met some wonderful gals on this board, and I have been inspired to begin quilting regularly again. Today, I sat from 5:30 AM until 3 PM with only short trips to the bathroom and a short break for breakfast and lunch. I brain and fingers are fried. So I'll continue tomorrow. I have one last block to quilt and then I can apply the binding. :lol:
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:55 AM
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Hi Karen.I stopped smoking because I quilted!!!!! I was hand quilting a double bed quilt for my sister-in-law when it occured to me that all the smoke when I took a break for a cigarette was going into the quilt!!As it would take me a few months to finish it brought me up short and I thought 'no it's not possible to do both'.I always find quilters are very caring people and most of them that I meet are very giving and supportive, you are a good example,keep up the good work.I have a copper plaque in my kitchen that reads 'Housework whenever,quilting forever' --says it all.Mother Shiptons Cave is quite a way from us, lovely little town but we took friends there a few years ago and thought tha 'cave' was a 'rip off' as they say.The river walks are lovely though.I didn't sew a button on until a was 50, hated sewing so quilting has changed my life,I'm still no expert but have been glad to pass on the history and the love of the craft,making good friends on the way,who have often proved to be much much better quilters than me .Oh goodness now you can see my age !! Haha.Many regards, Letty
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:59 AM
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Hello Pam, the picture of your little one makes me smile everytime I look at it,Bless you and yours, Letty.
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Welcome Letty from the hot state of Arizona!! Great to have you aboard and you will find a great and wonderful group here!!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by Letty
Hello Pam, the picture of your little one makes me smile everytime I look at it,Bless you and yours, Letty.
Thank you, Letty, that's my 9 month old grandson, Henry! That picture was taken when he was 3 months old and it just made us laugh!
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