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From: love2teach
Date: 12-12-2006, 09:24 AM (1 of 6)
Hello :) I am returning to sewing from a long absence. I am an average sewer on a "regular" machine and enjoy modifying patterns to fit my specific style or needs.

I recently freecycled a serger Speedylock 1600. Not the greatest, but it was free. I am looking forward to learning to use it.

I teach at Gallaudet School for the Deaf in St. Louis, MO and enjoy many different kinds of crafts.

User: love2teach
Member since: 12-08-2006
Total posts: 2
From: MaryW
Date: 12-12-2006, 09:38 AM (2 of 6)
Hi love2teach and welcome to Sew Whats New. :smile:
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: lendube
Date: 12-12-2006, 11:46 AM (3 of 6)

How gratifying your work must be. By your "name" I can see you're in the right field.

Welcome and hope to see you often.

Lennie :up:
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: esrun3
Date: 12-12-2006, 09:54 PM (4 of 6)
Welcome to the gang! Glad to have you join us!!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: SandyGirl
Date: 12-14-2006, 06:41 AM (5 of 6)
Welcome from a fellow St Louisian! (ok, I moved to Illinois but I will ALWAYS be a St Louisan!!)

You sound like me...after a long absence from sewing, 2 years ago I decided I wanted to get back into it. Looked for a machine to replace the ole 1972 Singer and was floored by how wonderful the new computerized ones are! I thought I had just emerged from a long sleep like Rip Van Winkle! Lovin it now! enjoy this forum!
User: SandyGirl
Member since: 09-16-2005
Total posts: 97
From: Domsnan
Date: 12-19-2006, 07:51 AM (6 of 6)
:bg: Hi Love2teach
My husband and I spent a week in St. Louis in February with my pen pal of 50 years and we went to a wonderful patchwork shop in St. Charles. This was our big adventure - we had never been to the States before and loved every minute. During the week we went to Gracelands, saw some Amish folks in their wagons, went to St.Louis zoo and had a truly wonderful time. Memories....
I too use a pretty straightforward machine, nothing fancy at all, and love my patchworking. I actually teach it as a sort of side step to my real job - I'm so lucky to be able to work at what I love.
The ladies that I teach are to start a medallion quilt for our January term (ten week course), and we'll be turning it into the finished quilt during our April term. I have made a start on mine so that I can be one step in front and am doing it in greens and pinks, very summery, very pretty. It's looking good!
Anita from Sheffield, UK
User: Domsnan
Member since: 12-18-2006
Total posts: 1
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