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From: Aayla
Date: 09-13-2006, 03:45 PM (1 of 9)
I know a lot of the basics but I am sure I have a ton of questions so I'm going to be picking your brains. :wink:
User: Aayla
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From: MaryW
Date: 09-13-2006, 06:25 PM (2 of 9)
Hi and welcome. :bluesmile What is your first question.
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 09-13-2006, 08:35 PM (3 of 9)
Aayla, welcome to SWN. I'm a quilter more than a sewer...but I give you permission to pick everyone else's brains! :bg:
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 09-13-2006, 11:01 PM (4 of 9)
you can pick your can pick your nose...but you can't pick your friends nose...(if you reach up far enough, theres brains there...somewhere...I think...maybe ???) I donno...I still have some marbles though !!!:wink:
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From: bridesmom
Date: 09-14-2006, 01:19 AM (5 of 9)
Welcome!! With all the brain picking we do, we seem to have lots of each others brain cells. Scary thought especially when you start looking in the jokes and quips section!!! So as long as you don't mind picking up some new brain matter, enjoy yourself. This is a great group.
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From: Aayla
Date: 09-14-2006, 03:26 PM (6 of 9)
Thanks everyone!
My aunt used to love to tell me that about picking noses and friends. LOL

Well I already asked my first question in children's but I have another.
I'd really like to get a beginner's type book. I've looked at several but what would you recommend?
I'm leaning towards the Dummies one.

User: Aayla
Member since: 09-12-2006
Total posts: 5
From: esrun3
Date: 09-14-2006, 03:43 PM (7 of 9)
Hi and welcome to the boards. Hopefully we all some brains left for you to pick! LOL
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From: sewingrandma
Date: 09-16-2006, 01:27 PM (8 of 9)
Aayla, welcome! I've always liked Simplicity's Simply the Best Sewing Book. If you find it with the stay flat binding all the better. Go to your library and check out what they have. They may have something that you like even better. I've also heard that the Reader's Digest has a nice book also though I haven't seen it. HTH
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 09-16-2006, 01:29 PM (9 of 9)
I swear by 2.. I'm sure there are newer versions than what I have of the Simplicity Sewing Book, but that was my first one.. Pictures are outdated but still has lots of good info... My current favorite is the Readers Digest one.. It is more of a reference for any sewer than a beginners book.. Nancy Zieman has a good one out, but I don't recall the name of it.. and of course everyone's favorite guru, Sandra Betzina.. Go to the Library, check several out and decide which to buy to keep .. That way no money is wasted..
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