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Tina Smith 215/05/2020 10:16:28
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Hi everyone, I used to be an active member several years ago.

Through a combination of long term illness, and a house move, all of my patchwork and quilting stash has been packed away (for nearly five years!!), but yesterday I started unpacking it all as my elder daughter has moved out and I am to have her room as a hobby space.

I found my swap blocks (the intention being to make DD1 a quilt to take away to Uni, but she graduated last July, oops), and the beautiful heart squares that you all sent me when I first became ill. I actually got quite emotional.

So my intention is to slowly try to finish all my UFO's. I need to unpack my boxes of books too, my brain hasn't actually retained any information with regards to how to actually DO stuff . I had started hand quilting the swap blocks and now my brain says, erm, what next?

Hopefully I can now join in with the chatter at least, on a regular basis. I might also need to shout for help on projects if that's ok.

rosemary Rosenfeld15/05/2020 11:17:44
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Lovely to hear from you Tina....we're a bit quieter than we used to be...but plenty of help available...just ask!

Rosemary x

Tina Smith 215/05/2020 15:14:20
212 forum posts
10 photos

Thanks Rosemary

Margaret S16/05/2020 10:33:19
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Welcome back Tina. Take baby steps and you'll soon be back into the swing of things. As Rosemary says, if you need help, just ask.


Eileen Foster19/05/2020 21:56:24
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Hello Tina, I have only been on the site for about 2 years and been doing patchwork for 3 yrs. I have had lots of help from the members on this excellent site.

Eileen x

Sylvia21/05/2020 10:12:21
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Hi Tina, great to see you back. Hope you are well now.

Those of us on here are still a merry bunch and very helpful as Eileen says. Look forward to seeing your photos. I am not on here (or in my sewing room) as much as I could because I spend so much time in my vegetable patches!

Tina Smith 221/05/2020 10:18:56
212 forum posts
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Thanks for the lovely comments everyone! I'm still 'poorly' as it is a long term thing, but have worked out how to manage it a bit better.

I have unpacked lots of fabric and thought that was everything, then found another box yesterday, all quilting fabric!

I have been doing some very basic dressmaking to try and use up my stash of dressmaking fabric, and also started work on a Lynette Anderson BOM that I signed up to in 2013. The machien that I now have does applique, and whilst I prefer the look of hand stitches, I have accepted that if I want to get it finished, machine is the only way. I have finished block 2 in the past week and am now on block 3 (there are 6 plus the border).

We spent the weekend converting DD's old room into a dedicated craft room for me, so I can now leave things out instead of having to put them away after every session.

Irene Baldock07/06/2020 15:28:20
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Hi Tina, Wonderful to see you again and that you are feeling better. I haven't been on the Forum for a very long time, 4/5 years, may be longer.

As Rosemary says, there is plenty of help should you need it. Just take one step at a time. I love Lynette Anderson's work and you sound as though you are enjoying continuing with the BOM. I look forward to seeing it when it's done.

Take care and keep safe xx

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