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OmaAnnie | Posted in General Discussion on

Hello, I am new here, just signed in. Love sewing and hope to get much more into it again. As a young mom I sewed for my family and had lots of fun but as the kids became teenagers they didn’t think it was so “cool” any more and I went out to work outside the home. Now I am a “kept woman” (homemaker but I think kept woman sounds so much more exciting!) and having lots of fun. We have 23 grandchildren and my mission is to make them each a quilt. When I start a quilt I never know who it is for and as I go along it seems to take on a personality and I match it to that of one of my grandchildren! It’s fun! (5 done and who knows how many to go- those babies just keep coming!) I tested a design and made a small quilt about 36″ square and put it down for our puppy and so now I also have a daughter to appease who is horrified that the dog gets a quilt before she does! So I have a lot of work ahead of me with 7 Kids.  I also would like to get back into sewing my own wardrobe. It is something I once loved to do. Of course I relied heavily on the Threads Magazine to learn techniques and to learn how to overcome certain fitting problems. Now I find 25 years later I have come full circle. I am again looking to Threads  to re-learn techniques and to overcome certain fitting problems. (which are totally different from the ones I had 25 years ago!)

Annie in Canada


  1. Gloriasews | | #1

    Welcome, Annie!  You'll love this forum!  We've all been moaning about fitting problems that are totally different from the ones we had 25 or more years ago.  You'll receive lots of help in that area - we're a nice, helpful bunch of people.

    As for your sewing aspirations, you've really got your work cut out for you with all the quilts you want to make!  You'll have to squeeze your wardrobe planning into the queue, too.  Happy sewing!

    Gloria (in Canada, too)

  2. MaryinColorado | | #2

    Welcome!  I can tell that you fit in well around here already!  Many of us are in the same boat with the patternfitting woes.  Several of us are also vertically challenged as well, I come in at just under 5' tall.  I have two children and three wonderful grands.  I've always preferred fashion sewing, machine embroidery, and art to wear, the rest was done of necessity or for gifts.  Last year I got so frustrated with fitting that I decided to distract myself with quilting and making pillows.  I discovered that I just love it for the variety it offers.  I look forward to your input.  Mary

  3. Betakin | | #3

    Hi Annie. Wow, that is quite a task to complete making 23 quilts for your grands. I have 26 grands and 6 are great grands. Rather than make quilts for them I have serged up tons of throws and small blankets but I have pieced colorful fleece beds for my pets LOL.

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    VKStitcher | | #4

    Hi Annie!  You'll fit right in here, as a lot of us share the same interests as you--quilting, garment sewing (and fitting issues!), and enjoying Threads magazine.

    You've got quite a challenge ahead of you, with making quilts for all your grandchildren!  But isn't it fun when you can make each one unique, juts for that special little one?  Have fun, and welcome to the group!

  5. OmaAnnie | | #5

    Thank you for your kind words! If only you were all closer I'd say drop in and see what I've done! I guess in the meantime I will just pop in from time to time for your kind words, encouragement & advice.

    Kind regards, Annie

    1. Stillsewing | | #6

      Welcome to the forum. Your interests just echo mine except that I do not have any "grands". Just sew for myself and nowadays rather badly or else my standards have raised. Enjoy the camaderie of the the many contributors.

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