Chutzie and new family,
I love to meet a fellow seamstresses! We are a dieing art. I am a quilter wanna be. Well a piecer wanna be. I have made about 10 quilts for the house and grands also pre fibro I made 49 that were sent to Uzbekistan for a missionary trip. Really easy - made on serger, pieced and quilted at the same time. I piece on the machine. I send things out to be quilted, can't lug that much fabric through the machine and with the arthritis and connective tissue disease, my hands won't hand stitch. I even sew pearl buttons on by machine! This has been a better week, 3 shorts outfits with machine embroidery, cooked every night and did 5 loads of laundry, even changed the sheets on the bed. Believe me, that last one took quite a few spoons.
I have a very understanding family, I don't have a perfect house anymore, but I help my dds and nieces and nephews with all their college courses. I really enjoy that. My true passions lie in loving my family, cooking and sewing. I guess the house isn't that important after all.
Terri in TN
Hi Terri. I'm always glad to meet another person who sews. I use to make everything, jackets, coats, even swimming suits. Now my eyes are not so good, my shoulders and neck hurt, and I always have major pain in my 'sits bone area'. But I just got all of my sewing stuff out of storage. We recently moved here and I had to make room for my stuff. I was like a kid at Christmas. I have my serger here now, and all my neat accessories. You know what I mean. All those little gadgets. I have a huge magnifying glass on a stand to help me thread my machine and to make sure I don't sew my fingers I won't be able to make anything too complicated but I have a book that shows you how to easily fit pants. I use to make all of mine. Now I want something with a comfortable waist, so I'm going to give it a try.
Sorry you had to give up your business. Fibro is a real pain in the rear, in the neck, well heck, it's a pain almost everywhere Glad you have joined us. This is a wonderful group of people with lots of caring and info.
Hi Chutz, golden lover am I!! Maggie is #3 although we have also had a black lab and shepherd mixes. She is almost 2 and I hope to use her as a pet therapy dog when she is a little older. My last golden was with us when I was taking care of my mom for 6 years. When mom had to go into a nursing home after the final crippling fall I took my golden to visit her since she was a family pet. I saw how much the residents appreciated my sweetie--so I hope to do this as volunteer work. My Maggie already has been through lots of training but still has that wonderful young golden exuberance. I think by the time she is 3 she will be ready for her job. I do love all dogs, but goldens have a special place in my heart.
P.S. I'm not too much of a teckie. I tried to see your pup but could'nt figure out how to do it
PS Forgot to welcome Terrisews. Welcome aboard !! As you can see there are a lot of us who have fibro and also love sewing, but there are a lot more people on here who are fighting the good fight and will serve as a source of support for you. I, for one, am looking forward to getting to know you.
Post Edited (Lindaloo) : 4/25/2009 4:58:40 AM (GMT-6)