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From: Serra55
Date: 03-05-2007, 03:02 PM (1 of 8)
I live in Lancaster County, PA, where there are many Amish and Mennonite people. The Amish only ride bicycles and buggies (horse-drawn). It's so interesting to see them on the road; it's the law to give them right of way. They aren't allowed on the Highways! Best part is seeing the horses parked in the stables at stores. Walmart has a very accommodating stable, and often there are 4-5 buggies parked there!

I'm Sally. I mainly quilt and do projects along that line right now. When I was 9 yo I was taught to sew garments for myself; I had further training in HS Home Economics (remember that? Too bad they don't have it anymore!) I am unhappy with my cheap sewing machine. It's a Singer 7462. I'd like to have a Husqy, Bernina or Janome, but can't afford it right now.

I am about to engage in some clothing projects; i have a patterne for a jacket, a dress, a poncho, and a bra. I can never find the right bra in a store, so I thought I'd give it a go.

I have a dog, too! Bailey, 100% toy poodle follows me everywhere. She's a cuddly lap dog, craves attention, and since walks right now are short, we play rope tug-of-war and chase the rope.

I'm looking forward to learning tips and tricks for sewing garments! It's been awhile. I've been quilting since
1997. I joined an international guild 3 years ago and am learning much. That's what I hope to do here, as well. :USA:

Sally B.
Adamstown, PA
Adamstown, PA
User: Serra55
Member since: 04-07-2006
Total posts: 5
From: lendube
Date: 03-05-2007, 03:36 PM (2 of 8)
HI Sally,

Must be very picturesque where you live. Welcome to our very fun and interesting board.

Lennie :bg:
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: cshortsew
Date: 03-05-2007, 05:32 PM (3 of 8)
Hello Sally!
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: esrun3
Date: 03-05-2007, 08:54 PM (4 of 8)
Hi Sally,
Welcome! I'm originally from Columbia, PA and I get "home" as often as I can but it's not all that often, sadly.

Do you ever go to Roots? I love that market-its' always on my list of "must do" when I visit the area.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Jeke
Date: 03-05-2007, 08:59 PM (5 of 8)
Welcome, Sally. This is a great place to learn and make new friends. Your introduction was great - the Amish, your pooch etc. (My first dog at age 9 was a toy poodle. After begging for years for a dog. She was my dog but my mom's baby :bluesmile)

User: Jeke
Member since: 11-10-2004
Total posts: 232
From: Debby215
Date: 03-05-2007, 11:07 PM (6 of 8)
Hi there Sally, welcome to Sew What's New. I am from PA also, Pittsburgh here, not sure exactly how far we are from one another though....:nc: You will find most any answer you can ever need, here among some of the friendliest people around, feel free to ask for any help.
So much fabric....... So little time!!
User: Debby215
Member since: 11-14-2001
Total posts: 611
From: cowqueenie
Date: 03-06-2007, 12:42 PM (7 of 8)
Welcome Sally!
I loved your introduction too! It was nice to hear a little about you! It must be just breathtaking where you live.
Have always been a fan of the Amish and their quilting/sewing traditions and work. Would love to get the hubby to visit that area some day!
You will enjoy our group here. It is interesting, entertaining and FUN! :)
"A trip to the fabric store is my therapy"
User: cowqueenie
Member since: 10-30-2006
Total posts: 125
From: temom
Date: 03-07-2007, 07:21 PM (8 of 8)
Hi Sally! I used to live in PA, but never visited Lancaster County. Is it hilly or flat?
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
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