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From: leah777
Date: 03-14-2007, 06:56 AM (1 of 6)
Hi there!

I signed up for this site nearly a month ago, but there was a problem with the confirmation email. I'm just now signing in for the first time, tho I have been reading MaryW's emails for awhile.

I'm from Missouri, and have been sewing since high school, which is a lot longer ago than I care to remember :sick:

I like to garden, sew and play on the puter, and my time is divided between those hobbies with the puter winning a lot more than I want to admit :bg: . . . .

I have sewn quite a lot over the years, for myself, for my daughter when she was home, for my husband, sewn a few items for friends & family and now get to enjoy making things for my granddaughters, ages "almost 9" & 10.

I tried piecing quilts when I was in my 20s and hated it, but find myself drawn back to that now, so have been experimenting a little. I just finished a simple square block baby quilt for my great niece which went over really big at her baby shower. Since I'm from a huge family, I expect I'll get orders for more of those in the future.

Right now I'm in the midst of making some curtains and hope to finish them today.

I also work 3 days a week, caring for a toddler, tho sometimes I get the week off (like this week) and get to play -- as in run around with my sis-in-law :bluewink: . . . . oh yeah, housework comes somewhere in there :re:

Look forward to getting to know everyone and reading lots of good ideas on this site.

User: leah777
Member since: 02-20-2007
Total posts: 10
From: lendube
Date: 03-14-2007, 11:20 AM (2 of 6)
Hi Leah,

You'll fit right in. Sounds like you've got a good but busy life. Grandmother doesn't mean "retired" and baking cookies all the time anymore, does it?

Hope to see you around.

Lennie :bluesmile
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: leah777
Date: 03-14-2007, 02:25 PM (3 of 6)
No, "Gramma" isn't retired & baking cookies, tho I could go for the retired bit! :bluewink: . . . . though, I am blessed to have my granddaughters close enough I can go visit them, and also the time to do so, even tho I work part time.
User: leah777
Member since: 02-20-2007
Total posts: 10
From: cshortsew
Date: 03-14-2007, 04:04 PM (4 of 6)
Hi Leah, welcome to the group. I also enjoy making things for my granddaughter, she is 7 months old.
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: leah777
Date: 03-14-2007, 05:27 PM (5 of 6)
Hey there! Thanks for the welcome. Yeah, let me tell you, those granddaughters just get better & better :up:
User: leah777
Member since: 02-20-2007
Total posts: 10
From: esrun3
Date: 03-14-2007, 11:52 PM (6 of 6)
Welcome Leah! I have 4 grandchildren I sew for-2 of each. You'll like our little group.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
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