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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: lotsapets
Date: 09-04-2006, 07:19 PM (1 of 8)
Hi everyone! I'm rather new to sewing so I'm glad i found this place! It looks like a nice, active community!

My neighbor gave me an old Singer when she moved, as she didn't want to haul it around anymore. I haven't actually used it yet, but yesterday I managed to figure out how to set up the bobbin and get it all threaded, so that's half the battle, right? LOL!

I make gourmet dog cookies, and after I get this sewing stuff figured out, I hope to add dog clothing to my product line. I'm hoping I can remember what I learned way back in 9th grade Home Ec, I made a pretty good pair of shorts that my sister wore for a couple years as gym shorts!

Amber (with the 5 dogs, 8 cats, 4 rats, guinea pig, bearded dragon, and fish tank that qualify me for htename "lotsapets" LOL!)
User: lotsapets
Member since: 09-03-2006
Total posts: 8
From: plrlegal
Date: 09-05-2006, 12:19 AM (2 of 8)
lotsapets welcome to the board. A lot of us on here have at least one very spoiled pet (actually most of our pets think they're humans and don't know they are animals, at least mine does). LOL

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: Meggie
Date: 09-05-2006, 02:25 AM (3 of 8)
Hi, lotsapets, another nOOb here!

I inherited an old Singer machine too, but have mostly forgot how to operate the thing. I bought a new one on a spur-of-the moment impulse about two months ago, but I'm rusty, so I've been lurking (but now posting) here.

You have lotsapets, I have a dog and a cat, pales in comparison to your pet total.

Anyways, hi!
User: Meggie
Member since: 09-04-2006
Total posts: 2
From: HeyJudee
Date: 09-05-2006, 07:32 AM (4 of 8)
Welcome lotsapets & Meggie...I'm mainly a quilter but there are lots of others around who can provide advice and help with sewing. I'm sure you guys will enjoy it here.
TTFN from
User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
Total posts: 1366
From: MaryW
Date: 09-05-2006, 08:17 AM (5 of 8)
Welcome lotsapets and Meggie, enjoy our community. :smile:
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: Magot
Date: 09-05-2006, 11:06 AM (6 of 8)
Welcome folks - I used to have about 20 stick insects but they died of old age....
Bearder dragons are so cool! Last term I got to play with Mustapha the cameleon and he was a charmer.
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: esrun3
Date: 09-05-2006, 09:18 PM (7 of 8)
Welcome to Lotsofpets & Meggie! Glad to have you aboard. I quilt and sew-seem to do one for awhile and then switch. Lots of helpful folks around here so be sure to ask questions if you need to!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: bridesmom
Date: 09-07-2006, 12:43 AM (8 of 8)
Welcome Amber and Meggie. No pets for me anymore, had 13 huskies for awhile, used to sled with them. Had cats, fish, frogs, snakes, hamsters, guinea pigs. Now I just have grandbabies! Way more fun, and less to clean up after - I think!
You'll have a great time here, I'm still learning great things from the great people on this site.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
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