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From: nkr
Date: 05-18-2007, 08:36 PM (1 of 11)
Hi to all,

I've just found the sew-whats-new page! What a great resource for my sewing ideas.

I'm a wife, mom, and grandmother, and also a fulltime school librarian. I am nearing the end of the school year (yeah!) and am anxious to get started on some of my sewing projects that are long overdue to be finished.

I have been sewing since I was in 3rd grade, when my mom taught me how to stitch on her 1953 Pfaff. I managed to make something every Saturday morning while watching Sheri Lewis and LambChop! That was one workhorse of a sewing machine! It still works like a charm today!

I sew on a newer Pfaff now, along with a vintage Babylock serger. I'm interested in getting an embroidery machine in the near future (after retirement).

I've been frustrated that patterns don't seem to fit my body anymore. so, I'm going to have DH help me make one of those duct tape dressforms, and that should help.

I'm looking forward to popping in and getting good ideas from all of you!

User: nkr
Member since: 05-18-2007
Total posts: 1
From: lendube
Date: 05-18-2007, 11:25 PM (2 of 11)
Hi nkr,

Welcome to our great group. You'll love it here.

I've noticed too that as we age more adjustments seem to be necessary so luckily a lot of us have more experience to deal with that.

Hope to see you around often.

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: IsabelleB
Date: 05-19-2007, 01:01 AM (3 of 11)
Welcome, nkr! You should love it here :up:
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
From: rmh
Date: 05-19-2007, 01:15 AM (4 of 11)
Welcome NKR,

I too think you will love this site. It's a great place to talk to others about anything.
I love to hear what projects others are working on so looking forward to hearing from you too.

User: rmh
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 8
From: cshortsew
Date: 05-19-2007, 08:35 AM (5 of 11)
Welcome to the group. I'm also looking forward to the end of the school year. Our last day for students is May 31st and June 1st for the teachers. I teach a special needs pre-k class. And of course I have a loooong list of sewing and crocheting projects for the summer as well. I'm sure you'll enjoy it here, everyone is very friendly.
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: 05-19-2007, 07:26 PM (6 of 11)
Hi Nkr! So glad that you joined the group. I look forward to having you share some of your sewing experiences with the rest of us. Enjoy your summer sewing.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: temom
Date: 05-19-2007, 09:20 PM (7 of 11)
Welcome to the group! This is such a great group of people, I know you are going to love it here.
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: Magot
Date: 05-20-2007, 04:12 PM (8 of 11)
Welcome to the gang nkr - I remember Sherri Lewis and Pork Chop too, ah Saturday mornings....
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: esrun3
Date: 05-20-2007, 08:20 PM (9 of 11)
Welcome to the group! So glad you found us!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: vickki
Date: 05-21-2007, 05:22 PM (10 of 11)
Welcome NKR glad you joined us.:Canada:
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: plrlegal
Date: 05-21-2007, 06:28 PM (11 of 11)
Welcome NKR. Glad to see another Pfaffie in the group.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
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