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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: sew classy
Date: 02-16-2007, 04:06 PM (1 of 9)
Hi there everyone, just found this site. I am passionate about sewing, particularly dressmaking with emphasis on pattern alteration and fit. I also enjoy patchwork but get very little time for it lately. I have been teaching dressmaking for about 10 years, first in Perth, Western Australia (you'll all have to find it on a map now!!!) and then i started a school in Sydney last year. I am a Palmer Pletsch teacher and think that it is the best method I have found. Just like the plumber with dripping taps I dont have much time to sew for me these days and am always desperate for clothes! I love being a member of the Australian Sewing Guild where i can just go and sew, not having to teach or run the class. I turn 50 next month, have remarried 2 years ago to a wonderful man who never had known a sewer before - what a shock for him. I now live in Sydney, attend Hillsong church and love my life.

User: sew classy
Member since: 02-15-2007
Total posts: 3
From: PaulineG
Date: 02-16-2007, 04:25 PM (2 of 9)
Hi Marea, Welcome to SWN - it's a great site with really friendly people - from beginners right through to advanced. I'm also from Australia - Melbourne though - and there are a few others. Hope you enjoy being here with us.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: MaryW
Date: 02-16-2007, 06:44 PM (3 of 9)
Hi Marea and welcome to Sew Whats New. It's nice to have you join our family. You will be a wonderful addition to the group. :bluesmile
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: lendube
Date: 02-16-2007, 06:45 PM (4 of 9)
Hi Marea,

Welcome to the gang. Sounds like you may be helping a lot of us out with our numerous queries and problems. :bg:

I'm 50 also, married happily for the second time (10 years now) and don't have to look Perth up on a map since I have relatives there and also in Nhulunbuy (sp?) and in Leschenault. I did however, have to look up Melbourne for Pauline. :bg: (Boy, she's waaaaay down there.)

Hope to see you here often.

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: Skye
Date: 02-16-2007, 08:19 PM (5 of 9)
Hi Marea great to have another sewist from southern hemisphere - I am across the ditch from you in Wellington NZ. I like to sew and quilt I have more projects than time
User: Skye
Member since: 09-28-2000
Total posts: 233
From: Toddzgal
Date: 02-16-2007, 10:30 PM (6 of 9)
:bg: Welcome. I am just rejoining. Its been a very long time since I've actually posted, but I read the newsletter every month!
User: Toddzgal
Member since: 10-02-2005
Total posts: 2
From: esrun3
Date: 02-17-2007, 06:58 PM (7 of 9)
Welcome Marea and Rose! Lots of friendly folks here -I'm sure we'll be picking your brain Marea!:smile:
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: cshortsew
Date: 02-18-2007, 08:29 AM (8 of 9)
Welcome Marea!
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: IsabelleB
Date: 02-19-2007, 10:47 AM (9 of 9)
Hi Marea and welcome here! You'll definitely enjoy yourself here, and we'll enjoy having you! :bg:
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
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