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From: kdbkelly
Date: 04-18-2007, 05:48 PM (1 of 11)
I have sewn since I was 12. Made clothes for me and my daughters, jeans for my son and husband. Favorite accomplishment was a brushed denim suit for my husband. Now I sew for my 11 grandchildren. Recently retired and started quilting. My husband made me a quilting frame and I have quilted two lap quilts. Love my sewing machines and sergers (one each is never enough)!! My stash is unbelievable - over 16 plastic tubs and growing all the time! Love to teach friends and family to sew.
User: kdbkelly
Member since: 04-18-2007
Total posts: 3
From: cshortsew
Date: 04-18-2007, 06:01 PM (2 of 11)
Hello from southeast Florida.
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: greatseams
Date: 04-18-2007, 06:09 PM (3 of 11)
What a small world! I too live on the Emerald Coast...Pensacola is home! Welcome neighbor!!!
a few spare hours, a stash of fabric, and a well oiled machine...
User: greatseams
Member since: 03-28-2007
Total posts: 22
From: kdbkelly
Date: 04-18-2007, 06:40 PM (4 of 11)
Thank you Greatseams. I lived in Pensacola for 10 years and moved to Milton in 1975. Sure hate to see our Hancocks store closing. I've shopped there since their grand opening. JoAnns is getting better and hopefully will improve.

Nice to meet you.
User: kdbkelly
Member since: 04-18-2007
Total posts: 3
From: kdbkelly
Date: 04-18-2007, 06:44 PM (5 of 11)
hello to southeast florida!
User: kdbkelly
Member since: 04-18-2007
Total posts: 3
From: vickki
Date: 04-18-2007, 07:38 PM (6 of 11)
Hi and a big welcome from Eastern Canada......Hope you enjoy your stay.Vickki
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: lendube
Date: 04-18-2007, 07:40 PM (7 of 11)
Hi from the opposite shore.

You'll fit right in.

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: temom
Date: 04-18-2007, 08:47 PM (8 of 11)
Welcome, welcome, welcome! I was wondering what the Emerald Coast was. I'm learning so much here, lol.
You have quite a stash indeed! A while back we were looking at our thread stashes, that was an eye-opening experience!
Anyway, my fabric stash is almost (but not quite) contained in one dresser. And I've only been sewing a year. Kinda scary, isn't it?
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: beachgirl
Date: 04-18-2007, 10:47 PM (9 of 11)
Welcome !!! From Southwest Florida. Think you'll enjoy this site. It's the best ever.:up:
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: ninifav
Date: 04-19-2007, 12:00 AM (10 of 11)
My favorite place in the world!! Have spent most of our summer vacations at Navarre Beach for the last 31 years!! In fact, we have reservations in early going with grandchildren... And my son settled in Lynn Haven (just outside of Panama city..) Give me the beach any day...esp. those beautiful white beaches!!
User: ninifav
Member since: 09-06-2004
Total posts: 204
From: greatseams
Date: 04-19-2007, 07:53 AM (11 of 11)
Hi kdbkelly,
I didn't move to Pensacola until September of attend UWF, and didn't discover Hancocks until 1972...and my sewing life has never been the same. The store closing is like saying good-bye to an old and dear hurts so bad!!! Everyone there from the manager, to each and every employee are just the best... I honestly don't know what will happen to them.
Well...this will definately force me to sew up my stash! I bought a TON of zippers, interfacing, buttons, thread, etc within the last few weeks... so I think that I'm set. Thanks to a few friends, but mostly this site, I have found online fabric as well as notions stores... No...I am NOT a Joann Fabrics online it will have to be!
a few spare hours, a stash of fabric, and a well oiled machine...
User: greatseams
Member since: 03-28-2007
Total posts: 22
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