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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: debteach
Date: 05-05-2007, 12:17 AM (1 of 8)
Hello Ladies,
I came across this site while googling "how to buy a sewing machine." I have never sewn before and just started taking a class at the local adult school. It's strange to be the student and not the teacher. I just turned in my resignation from teaching and am looking forward to staying home with my 2 year old (special needs) triplet boys and getting acquainted with sewing. I just wanted to introduce myself before I posted my first question down on the machines section.
User: debteach
Member since: 05-04-2007
Total posts: 8
From: PaulineG
Date: 05-05-2007, 01:49 AM (2 of 8)
Welcome Deb, I saw your post about sewing machines but will leave the answering of that to somebody better suited and a bit more local to you (I'm in Australia).

This is a very friendly and helpful site so I'm sure somebody will come along soon with some ideas.

Hope to see you here often and wish you luck with sewing. It sounds like you need to sew for practical reasons but it may well become a sanity saver for you as well.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: temom
Date: 05-05-2007, 11:46 AM (3 of 8)
Hi Deborah, and welcome. Sewing is a lot of fun, and also therapy! Sometimes just sewing a seam makes me feel better. I think it is pretty neat that you are taking a class. I wish I had something like that where I live. Good luck to you, and I hope to "see you" around the site.
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: lendube
Date: 05-05-2007, 01:20 PM (4 of 8)
Hi Neighbor Deborah,

Good luck to you with the kids and learning to sew. Seems like a very good choice since you'll be home and have three wonderful kids to sew for.

Please visit us often. There's a wealth of info. here. Don't forget the "search" option.

Lennie :up:
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: cshortsew
Date: 05-05-2007, 02:13 PM (5 of 8)
Welcome Deborah. I'm sure you'll find lots of help here everyone is very friendly. I am also a teacher, I teach preschoolers with autism and developmental delays.
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: MartySews2
Date: 05-05-2007, 10:21 PM (6 of 8)
Hi Deborah, welcome to this group. You will make a lot of new friends and learn a lot of helpful info. Congrats on your 3 special boys and being able to sew for them. What type of machine are you looking to buy? It's wonderful to be able to take lessons as many places do not offer them even at the Vo-Tech Schools and Community Colleges. We look forward to hearing from you. Happy Stitching!
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: MaryW
Date: 05-06-2007, 09:56 AM (7 of 8)
Hi and welcome. Triplets!!!
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: debteach
Date: 05-06-2007, 11:17 AM (8 of 8)
Wow! What a wonderful reception to this site. Thank you all for such a warm welcome. I'm looking forward to purchasing my first sewing machine and making my first stitches with it.
User: debteach
Member since: 05-04-2007
Total posts: 8
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