Re: Time for another Roll Call?
- From: "Laurie G. in CA" <lgrnt4ft@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 03:27:54 GMT
I'll go next........
Married 25 years this next November to the most wonderful man who is a
strong supporter of my quilting habit. We have two daughters - 29 (A is
searching for a job as an ultrasound tech after going back to school)and 22
(L just graduated from UCBerkeley and is employed as an Art Outreach
coordinator for the City of Walnut Creek) and two female chocolate labs - 10
and 2. We are without son-in-laws and grandchildren, so far. My hubby is
surrounded by females. Bummer.
In my former life I was a die hard counted cross stitcher. I started my
framing business - Finishing Touches - because I hate to pay someone to do
what I can do myself. When I transitioned from needlework to quilting, the
same thing happened. I transitioned my framing business to a long arm
quilting business - because I hate to pay someone to do what I can do
myself. My webshots page shows a fair example of what I have done so far.
I love to quilt!!!! I also love to piece but since I have been in the long
arm business, my piecing time is rare. I go on an annual retreat with my
stitching/quilting/knitting friends ( we are the Twisted Stitchers ) for a
week to a rented house in Bodega Bay. That is when I get to do the majority
of my piecing... I love it!!! We are also knitters tho some are better at it
My hubby is planning to retire in the next year or so and then we will be
moving to Northern California (near Oregon) to the house we are building. A
time in my life I am looking forward to. We both are healthy and have many
plans for our future together - which for me - include lots of quilty
I have truly enjoyed belonging to this group. It is, by far, the kindest and
most friendly, loving group. I used to belong to RCTN yikes! They can be
vipers....no offense to those who belong. This is family.
Oh, and I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!! Especially Snickers bars and Scharfenn Berger...
I know, not in the same league but both are still good.
That's probably it for now..........I hope more of us speak up!
Laurie G. in CA
"Sally Swindells" <sally_swindells@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
As Cornwoman wrote 'Now I want to
know more about each of you! Please tell!!
and we seem to have a flurry of new posters, is it time for a general
Roll Call, so that newbies can see who we all are.
So here is mine:
Retired to the Suffolk coast in England from Nottingham in 2001, so of
Two big children, neither still at home. Richard 33 has lived with his
girlfriend and her three children for 5 years so it seems pretty
permanent. He works in computers (thank goodness!). Rachel is 37 and
lives with her husband Tim, an airline pilot, in central England. She has
her own Personal Training business, but I think she has given up having a
beautifully slim and fit mother!
DH Mike is into ornithology in a big way - birdwatches, rings birds for
migration stats, does conservation work, so I am left to stitch! (and
QI Inspector No 1 is Hodge who is a white cat with a grey tabby mask,
hat, cloak and tail. He is assisted by 2 year old Mia (who is black and
white and would rather be doing other things), and her brother Kiwi who
shows great promise. Kiwi was supposed to be all black, hence his name
the New Zealanders will understand. However, he is a bit of a clown so
grows a long very fluffy brownish coat for winter, with a big
mane like a lion and an enormous tail. He retains his pitch black
face and legs though! In the summer he is black and short haired and looks
Have sewed for ever, lots of embroidery, but only started quilting about 6
years ago when my sister died and left me her board, rotary cutter, lots
of bits and pieces and small stash. She only had one or two things
unfinished but I thought I would learn to use the board and cutter so I
could finish her things properly. However.... the stash has grown and so
has the pile of UFOs - and I seldom embroider!
I've just had a sort out of my Webshots, so its fairly up to date. At the
moment I am concentrating on the 'Singing the Blues' and have spent the
evening appliqueing leaves - lots and lots of leaves!
Chocolate - officially nil as I am dieting, but ........ (Personal Trainer
is too far away to see!).
So .. open to everyone else!
Sally at the Seaside~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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