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78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 8/24/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I posted in a thread about some quilts I was going to mail out for marketing and was asked if I quilt. 
It is a hobby that I enjoy.  It satisfies my creative side and leaves behind something beautiful and functional.
 
I do everything by machine and send my best works out to a professional quilter (who also uses a machine).  I recently bought fabrics to make a dozen identical horse-themed quilts to sell.  Because of my health, I cannot sit at trade shows, horse shows or fairs.  I had thought about using CraigsList or eBay, but I really didn't want to do that.  Someone I know who markets t-shirts at horse shows offered (for a small fee) to display my quilts at the State Fair this year.
This will be a first for me.  All quilts I've made in the past were made for myself or as gifts for family and friends.  This will be the first time I'll be selling...and the weirdest thing for me, is knowing they are going to people I don't know.  It sort of 'hurts' to let them go to strangers.
 
*may I post links to photos of some of my quilts and past projects?
Heidi
 
What are everyone else's hobbies?  What do you like to do that makes you happy? 
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry. 
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.


Ne Ne
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   Posted 8/25/2008 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I'm a crafter to I use to do quilts but I crochet now I try to set up in our mall they have where you can set up anytime. And i set up in little towns that don't charge to much. I know here where I live you can set up for a day. I live in South Dakota, and I've talked to like the people in the mall and I'm always set by the restrooms. I've found the set up and take down is the killer. And if you talked to the mall they might let you set a display with just a phone number for orders or to buy. My family helps out a lot for me. My husband does leather, I crochet towel tops, make pot scrubbies, dish rags, and my daughter does clay and beads, So we all have something to add. Try talking to different ones in the town where you live or around you.



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Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day , entcort 1x2 day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , one a day crohn's & colitis therapy , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08
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bektold
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   Posted 8/25/2008 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   

I knit.  A lot.  I swear, it's the only thing that's kept me sane sometimes in the last year.  I always have something going on the needles, ofen multiple projects.

Have you checked out etsy.com?  It's an online market place for hand crafted items.  I've never bought or sold anything on etsy, so I can't speak from personal experience.  But I know a lot of people in the knitting and crochet community buy and sell hand spun and/or hand dyed yarn there.  Like ebay, it seems like people's experiences vary depending on the professionalism of the individual seller.

I also write when I have the mental energy to do so.  I hope to be published someday.  And I love to read, mostly genre stuff- scifi/fantasy, some mystery and romance.


karendee
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   Posted 8/25/2008 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   

I love to Sew!!!! and garden some too.

I make quilts, tote bags (mostly for myself and friends), home decor items like curtains, pillows, I do machine embroidery and almost anything that I can sew. Even made a cushion for the cats to lay on. I love it and it makes me feel so great to finish a project.

Heidi, you might like the website http://www.sewforum.com/  (you have to become a member like here but it is free) they have a section for people wanting to sell their items they make you might be able to get some ideas on pricing etc... I love that site I get so many ideas and instructions from there.You might see me there some I have the same user name there as I do here turn

Karen


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Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam 

 


pb4
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   Posted 8/25/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Gardening...it's great for the mind and body and my yard always looks great so there's a great sence of pride too (in the winter I shovel the driveway and sidewalk).

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Jen77
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   Posted 8/25/2008 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, we homeschool, and that takes a lot of my time. It's a labor of love for sure though! :)

Would love to learn how to knit. I think I need something to keep me busy like that. Sometimes my mind has too much time on it's hands to worry! LOL
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Just finished tapering off Prednisone *YEAH*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


Erik45
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   Posted 8/25/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I love to go fishing out at the lake. Relaxing, it keeps me sane as well..
Crohns for 13 years
1 surgery so far
2 times in hospital for blockages
MEDS:
Remicade
Imuran
B12 Injections


ShaddyBaby
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   Posted 8/25/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I love to stamp and make cards. I have been stamping for about 4 1/2 years. I make lots of cards and I love to send them to people. I have even made my own blog to post my projects. I enjoy blogging because I can share the things I make with everyone! If you get bored I'd love some feedback! http://stampinhabit.blogspot.com
"Shoot for the moon.  Even is you miss you will land among the stars."
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78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 8/25/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
karendee said...
Heidi, you might like the website http://www.sewforum.com/ 
...I have the same user name there as I do here turn  
Karen

I've been a member there for several years and like you, same username; 78SilvAnniv.  It is a great site.  I read the quilting, serging and general chat forums, checking for quilt pics about once a week.  I used a link from there to help me price my work.

I have visited Etsy just to see and compare prices, and asked several other crafters about it, and they all concur that you have to be pretty active, update often and blog...all things I'd really rather not do.  I sent out three quilts today to the lady who has a booth at the State Fair and Paso Fino horse show.  We'll see what sort of response we get.  I also plan to ask a few local feed-store/gift-shops if they would allow me to display a few of my quilts on consignment to reach more horse-y people.

Bektold...have you read Gabaldon?  (fantasy, sci-fi, historical romance)

Heidi

Links to pics of some of my quilts.

Mythical Horses:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/78SilvAnniv/quilts/2007MythPanele.jpg

Single Irish Chain in bali/batik fabric:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/78SilvAnniv/quilts/PatICf.jpg

Sashed Squares:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/78SilvAnniv/quilts/Lisaquilte.jpg


I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry. 
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 8/25/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
surfing, yang style tai chi, food shopping and cooking (the maker's diet got me into this). most of all i just love to learn. when i feel my job is dragging or i dont want to go to work, i say to myself "i'm getting paid very good money to learn this stuff instead of paying some university very good money to teach it to me". it helps. one of these days i'll learn the guitar.
Crazy Harry

---------------------------------------------
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


SydneyJo
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   Posted 8/25/2008 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I like to make my own beauty products, face creams. hand creams etc.
I recently 'concocted' a nice coconut hand cream that I have let people I work with try, they like it so much that ive made nearly a dozen jars for some of my colleagues. I enjoy researching what oils and plants are good for what on your skin too.
Also enjoy walking. its the only physical thing I can do, I try to walk between 1 - 5 km a day.
Jo

vidoska
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   Posted 8/26/2008 3:11 AM (GMT -7)   
So many interesting hobbies... I really enjoy all your posts. My hobby is weaving. It so creative and relaxing. I think it helps me with remission. I would like to have opportunity to do the gardening, but I do not have a garden :-( (only at my parents home). Is there any weaver among you??

38 years old female, Dx'd July '06, Crohn's collitis and terminal ileitis,

Used Meds: Cipro, Flagyl, Sulfasalazine, 5ASA, 5ASA Enemas, Probiotics,B12 and Iron shots, blood transfusion, Urbason 60mg, Prednisone 20mg - Irigography, X-Ray Intesinal Passage, Colonoscopy in April 06, July 06, Hospitalized - Symptoms long before diagnozed (diarrhea, weight lost, fatigue, exhaustion, pain, subfebrile temperature, joint pain, especially knees)

Current meds: probiotics, prednisone tapering 30mg, sulfasalazine 3x1g, B12 shots, folic acid, omeprazole, xanax 2x0,25mg, alternative: royal jelly, tea mixture,

No surgery so far- History of Graves-Basedow disease in 1995


LBJ
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   Posted 8/26/2008 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
You all sound so crafty. That's great. I don't know how to do anything. You would laugh if I told you how I sewed my son's pants so that they wouldn't fall off of him. lol
My hobbies I like to swim in the summer when I have the time, take our dogs to the lake, spend time with my son. Pretty boring stuff I know. I'm just not craft at all. I would like to get into scrap booking and I actually have all my mom's scrap booking stuff (she passed away 7 years ago) but do you think I started doing anything with it? Nope.
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too
 
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Prednisone 10mg this week
                           Methotrexate injections once a week 25mg
                           Folic Acid 5mg once a week
                           Wellbutrin twice a day
                           Cipro
No Surgeries
 


SydneyJo
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   Posted 8/26/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
LBJ, Im the same as you - not a crafty bone in my body. I blame my mother - lol - as she is very crafty and if I need something done like sewing or mending - I give it to her. Jo

Veebo
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   Posted 8/26/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I design jewelry.  I worked in a jewelry store in high school and all through college and I actually got a degree in gemology after I graduated college.  I have not been making much over the past few months since i have been feeling physically down and out.  But when the weather is good my sister and I sell our designs at little craft fairs and we also have a online store.  

JohnnyRed
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   Posted 8/26/2008 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Motorcycles and video games. At 36 I thought I would have started to give up my toys but I guess not.
 
My wife is pregnant so I have a feeling my hobbies are going to change dramatically.

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 8/26/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
My mom owned a quilt shop, so it really is not a hobby for me.
I guess learning is my hobby and job.
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sparkles254
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   Posted 8/26/2008 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
JohnnyRed Im with you. I love riding my motorcyle and playing video games.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/27/2008 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Digital photography, dog play groups, skiing, hiking, and crocheting. Currently law school takes up about 80% of my time though.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 8/27/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm into cake decorating. I am doing it for friends and family for now. Thinking about getting my license in my state so I can do wedding cakes for my nieces. It is oddly stressfu; and relaxing at the same time. I worry like crazy while I am doing it, but feel so fulfilled when they are done. it takes away from the computer all day job.

I also love gardening. Next year I am going to hire a neighborhood kid to help me weed as I have struggled to keep up this year. Have newspapers soaking as we speak to lay down on a patch of grass to kill it and start a new garden---can't help but expand. Love my perennials and my heirloom hosta from my late mothers gorgeous gardening.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/27/2008 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Habs - you need a license even if it is for family?
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


karendee
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   Posted 8/27/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
78SilvAnniv said...
karendee said...
Heidi, you might like the website http://www.sewforum.com/ 
...I have the same user name there as I do here turn  
Karen

I've been a member there for several years and like you, same username; 78SilvAnniv.  It is a great site.  I read the quilting, serging and general chat forums, checking for quilt pics about once a week.  I used a link from there to help me price my work.

I have visited Etsy just to see and compare prices, and asked several other crafters about it, and they all concur that you have to be pretty active, update often and blog...all things I'd really rather not do.  I sent out three quilts today to the lady who has a booth at the State Fair and Paso Fino horse show.  We'll see what sort of response we get.  I also plan to ask a few local feed-store/gift-shops if they would allow me to display a few of my quilts on consignment to reach more horse-y people.

Bektold...have you read Gabaldon?  (fantasy, sci-fi, historical romance)

Heidi

Links to pics of some of my quilts.

Mythical Horses:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/78SilvAnniv/quilts/2007MythPanele.jpg

Single Irish Chain in bali/batik fabric:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/78SilvAnniv/quilts/PatICf.jpg

Sashed Squares:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/78SilvAnniv/quilts/Lisaquilte.jpg

I have seen your quilts on sew forum... they are nice!
 
Karen

 ...

Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam 

 


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 8/27/2008 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Fitzy...in NY State, you have to be a licensed baker for restaurants, hotels, party houses, etc to allow you to bring in a cake. It's the whole sue everybody mentality...they are afraid that someone wwill be sick in their facility and NY has covered everyones back by legislating licenses...which of course makes the government more money and prevents nothing. Yes, I am on a soap box about this becuase 4 years ago I was not allowed to make my OWN wedding cake!
So if my nieces want me to make them a cake at 1/4 cost what the local bakeries charge and bigger and fancier, I have to get licensed. Now I have to find out if I need liability insurance too....then I quit!
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/27/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow. I was just at a wedding in a reception hall where the bride made her own cake.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


JohnnyRed
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   Posted 8/27/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
sparkles254 said...
JohnnyRed Im with you. I love riding my motorcyle and playing video games.
What do you ride and what games?
 
I can be found on weekends on my Suzuki Marauder and usually on a weeknight in front of the PS3 playing Call of Duty 4 online.
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