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Hi from New York!

Sara-S

Hi from New York!
« on: September 03, 2019, 11:13:30 AM »
Hi everyone.  I am somewhat new to machine sewing,having started last December. Mainly, I do small-scale quilting and free-motion embroidery. I have also been known to sew little bow ties for my stuffed animals. (Note the well-dressed monkey who serves as my avatar.)  I don't do clothing, as I have absolutely no talent for it.

A little more about me- I am retired for the last 5 years, after a long career as a Biology teacher in the New York city public high school system (mostly in Brooklyn.)  I have lived on Staten Island for the last 20 years.  My husband & I have been married for almost 28 years. No kids, unless I count him.  ;)

My other hobbies include archery, raising Bonsai trees, making scented candles and making soap.  I am looking forward to getting to know you and learning from you.
You can't scare me. I taught high school for 32 years.

Pearl

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 11:18:06 AM »
Hi, @Sara-S and welcome.   :drink:

Small-scale quilting?  We have just the thing.   0_0

Sara-S

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 11:25:18 AM »
@Pearl I am intrigued.  I am always open to new ideas.  What I have done so far is to make some placemats and table runners. I love working with jelly-roll strips and have some waiting for project ideas.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2019, 11:26:53 AM by Sara-S »
You can't scare me. I taught high school for 32 years.

Pearl

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 11:31:57 AM »
If you have made placemats, a mug rug would be a piece of cake for you. 

Come and join us.

jintie

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 11:33:45 AM »
Hi! You can get sucked into trying lots of things here.
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Greybird

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 11:42:24 AM »
Hello and welcome!

Sara-S

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 11:47:08 AM »
I've done mug rugs. Mostly, I do those to test new techniques.  I understand that there is some sort of mug-rug exchange that is done in the fall here.  I suppose I could try a new design for that.
You can't scare me. I taught high school for 32 years.

b15erk

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2019, 11:50:15 AM »
A big welcome from me too!

Grab a brew, and a piece of cake, and make yourself at home!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Helen M

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2019, 12:43:04 PM »
Hello Sara and welcome to the TSP!
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fajita

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2019, 12:50:15 PM »
Welcome, @Sara-S  :drink: :flower:

Surest1tch

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2019, 12:51:04 PM »
Hello and welcome from me too

snoozi soozi

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2019, 13:15:12 PM »
Welcome @Sara-S you sound busy  :)
Let it sew, let it sew, let it sew

Nevis5

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2019, 13:18:57 PM »
Hello @Sara-S  and welcome from me too!   :toast:  DH and I had an unfortunate incident with a wheely bin on Staten Island but the rest of it was lovely  :D

Sewingsue

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2019, 14:00:20 PM »
Welcome, Sara-S.
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Kenora

Re: Hi from New York!
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2019, 14:16:34 PM »
@Sara-S - welcome from me too. We look forward to seeing you over on The Darkside. :)
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