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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: Dianehall5
Date: 03-16-2007, 11:52 PM (1 of 8)
I am from Slidell, LA which is just east of New Orleans. I've been sewing since I was 12. I loved to make most of my own clothes, especially dance dresses (formals) when I was in high school. That was 38 years ago! Now my interest is in machine embroidery. My favorite is Martha Pullen CD's. I am currently working on a "Mommy's Helper" quilt. It's coming out real cute. I work full time as a nurse/office manager for my husband's medical office. That keeps me very busy, so I have to squeeze in sewing in my limited spare time. I'm glad to be part of this sewing group and look forward to chatting with others about sewing!
User: Dianehall5
Member since: 03-16-2007
Total posts: 4
From: temom
Date: 03-17-2007, 08:08 AM (2 of 8)
Welcome, Diane! I wish I had learned to sew when I was younger. I hope you will help newbies like me!
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: MaryW
Date: 03-17-2007, 08:17 AM (3 of 8)
Hi Diane and welcome to Sew Whats New. :bluesmile
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: Maya
Date: 03-17-2007, 09:27 AM (4 of 8)
I am new to your sewing circle. I also am glad to have found your sight. I have been sewing since Junior High. However, there were times when I had to stop because of full-time work and motherhood. I am retired from my full time job as a social worker. Because my son is in graduate school I work part-time in our public library system. I enjoy that very much and bug the librarians who purchase books and videos to order the most recent materials. I also try to educated them that Nancy Zieman is not the only one publishing good material. I was reading about your post on patterns now I know why I haven't used one in a long time. I usually recreate sweatshirts or make dresses with a t-shirt I like.

Hope you all have a nice day and think Spring.

User: Maya
Member since: 02-17-2007
Total posts: 7
From: pretnichols
Date: 03-17-2007, 09:34 AM (5 of 8)
Welcome ladies! Join in and enjoy the wealth of knowledge & camaraderie we share!

So little time, sew much to do...........
User: pretnichols
Member since: 10-16-2005
Total posts: 342
From: Sewhappie
Date: 03-18-2007, 07:39 AM (6 of 8)
Hi, Welcome to SWN!!!! This is a great place to visit so grab a cup of coffee, your reading glasses put your feet up and just relax.
Hey MIL your neighbors are here!!!! MIL is a Chalmette transplant now in Kentwood, thanks to the Big "K". You can't help but love her and this site!!!!!:bg:
User: Sewhappie
Member since: 10-27-2001
Total posts: 1427
From: IsabelleB
Date: 03-19-2007, 06:08 AM (7 of 8)
Welcome, Diane! Welcome, Maya! :bluesmile
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
From: Brenisback
Date: 03-19-2007, 06:56 AM (8 of 8)
:coffee: Welcome Ladies ...I Stayed in Amite LA with my dear sister Judy last Month... and my dear friend Susie (Mother In Law ) who lives in Kentwood... and I think Susie drove me threw Slidell, LA ...or my sister In law Judy did ...I was threw so many places...I love it down there...maybe next year you could join us for coffee...I go there after the Daytona Races...around Feb.19th...this a great site! you will enjoy it.

People come into your life ...for a Reason a Season or a Lifetime.
User: Brenisback
Member since: 09-20-2004
Total posts: 228
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