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As a little girl, I sat on my grandmother's treadle machine and rocked back and forth when she told me to and I made her sewing machine go. When my mother sewed I sat on the floor and arranged her threads for her. She was not just a sewer, she was a designer. As there were quite a few girls in our family she would take us shopping and pick out our favorite dresses and then she would buy matching fabric and sew the same design from memory. She was remarkable. Her $300 Phaff, bought in the 40's, is still sewing today!! .I didn't really sew my first item until I was 14. I've been sewing ever since. A lot of the years it was out of necessity.
I learned to crochet from an elderly woman down the street when I was 5.
I also enjoy scrapbooking, card making, photography and genealogy.
Nothing special, Kathy is my name and the number was an age that was a very good year!
My music always fits my mood. I like just about all music. I still enjoy concerts by I'm a bit more decerning these days!
I've been on all three and worked in aviation with my second career.
Yes, my life choices have led me on some marvelous adventures meeting people I'd would have never had access to if I'd stayed with the "known".


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1. When did you first become interested in sewing?
I've always been interested but I didn't start until my daughter was born

2. What was the first craft you became interesed in?
Cardmaking

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing?
I have quite a few hobbies. My main ones at the moment are sewing and hiking.

4. How did you come up with your sign on name?
A conversation with my little sister...

5. What's your favourite type of music?
I don't really have a favourite, I like most music.

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship?
All three apparently, but only the train since my long term memory kicked in.

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far?
Yes. Absolutely.

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1. When did you first become interested in sewing? Home Economics class age 14.

2. What was the first craft you became interested in? Paint by numbers and painting little ceramic figures.

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing? Let's see. Sewing/Quilting/Bag making. Jewelry. Macrame. Attempting to learn how to draw so I can design fantasy characters for dungeons and dragons.

4. How did you come up with your sign on name? RSD is a medical condition I battle daily

5. What's your favorite type of music? Bluegrass, Blues, Techno/Electronic, Latino

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship? I've been on all three. I hate flying

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far? Yes


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Hi! I'm Susan and I'm brand new to this awesome team. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.

1. When did you first become interested in sewing? I think it was in Home Economics class and my teacher told my parents that I did the best job of all of her students. Wow. My mother didn't sew but owned a machine which I just tinkered with.

2. What was the first craft you became interested in? Probably crocheting granny squares. We used to visit my grandmother once a year and she taught me. Mind you, I don't crochet t all these days unless you count cat toy squiggles for charity.

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing? I love being in my sewing room but no longer make clothes - I'm not even sure I'd remember how! I do make zippered pouches, bags and quilts.

4. How did you come up with your sign on name? My username consists of my dog's initials and the date of her death. Her vet was the one who told me about SparkPeople

5. What's your favourite type of music? Don't really have favourites but dislike gospel and country

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship? I live on an island so, yes! lol. I am not a lover of travelling but have travelled across Canada by train and have flown twice to Australia.

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far? Yes




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1. When did you first become interested in sewing?

A couple of years ago. When a family friend passed on her Janome Excel Decor 5024 Sewing Machine

2. What was the first craft you became interesed in?

Had no clue so made serviettes then baby quilt. life got in the way so have not done any for ages so feel like I'm starting from scratch again but loving it. Making bowl covers at the moment.

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing?

Just the sewing / quilting really

4. How did you come up with your sign on name?

Positive_Paula as I am always a positive person everyone knows that about me and my first name is Paula

5. What's your favourite type of music?

Hate country and western but almost all other music types I can handle Easy listening would be my favourite I guess but anything other than country and western is more than fine with me.

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship?

Been on a train for a long trip once (never again) been on a plane many, many, many times and have been on 3 cruises so far in my life.

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far?

I believe everything in life happens for a reason and to teach us things so yes thus far I'm more than happy with every single life choice.

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1, I became interested in sewing when I belonged to 4H and they had a section on it. I found it was fun. I eared a red ribbon. The judges said they would give me a blue one, I said I wanted red because the blouse I made was red. I did not know the levels of the colors. I was 8.
2. First craft, weaving.
3 I enjoy many different crafts.
4. My name is Lori, sp is for spark people.
5. I like country music
6. I have been on a plane three times
7I could have made better choices in the past, I am content.





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1. When did you first become interested in sewing?

Only three years ago. Late starter me, lol. My sister introduced me to quilting. I wasn't really good at it, but started to make handbags and other stuff for family and that's what I do mostly.,

2. What was the first craft you became interested in?

Learning, or teaching myself to knit and croquet.

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing?

I love my sewing, but within the last year I have started machine embroidery, and I really enjoy it as well.

4. How did you come up with your sign on name?

Back in 1989 I bought my first new car. The license plate was WCL 247. I took the WCL and added the rest to it to make wcloveit.

5. What's your favourite type of music?

I love all music with the exception of opera.

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship?

I have flown a fair bit, but ships aren't really my thing. Like to be able to see land.

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far?

Yes, except what goes into my mouth, lol But for the most part, If I was to do it all over again, very little I would change.

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1. When did you first become interested in sewing?

I started sewing at 8 years old and have basically never stopped - I also used my Mom's treadle machine to make Barbie clothes. My mom died from cancer when I was 13 years old, I sewed my own clothes thru junior & senior high school.

I was widowed young, with children to care for. I turned my hobby of sewing into a full time job as a seamstress of home furnishings along with re- upholstery jobs for clients.

My sewing has almost seized, due to failing eyesight. I was struggling to thread my sew machine, can not see the eye of sew machine needle too well! Though did buy a magnifying glass with battery operated light, to hang around my neck!

2. What was the first craft you became interested in?
Painting, ceramics and macramé.
How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing? Sewing, gardening, knitting, rug hooking, embroidery reading, plus painting ~ with water colours and acrylics.

4. How did you come up with your sign on name?
Used my middle name and the numbers are part of my birthdate.
5. What's your favorite type of music?
New and golden oldies of Country, rock and roll, of course. Subscribe to Sirius radio stations for in my car, where else can you hear ELVIS these days?
6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship?
Yes, all 3 modes of travel plus ferries for shorter trips and I have been on a couple short and longer cruises. Plus RV 'd across Canada from the west to east and back.

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far?
Yes & No......since I was only married for 7 days when my husband died in a car accident, 33 years ago, though thankful for the 15 years we had lived common-law before his death..

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1. When did you first become interested in sewing?
As a bachelor until 36, i had to learn emergency repairs, craft sewing etc. Dental floss is essential to my little kit i carry. Hah! I helped my wife by hand stitching lacing for hours on end for her wedding dress 18 yrs ago. My wife gave me a sewing machine for Xmas, 2013 and I cannot hand sew all the repairs and gift/donations I want to do, at least productively! [Gloves, hats, revitalized used clothes, etc for fellow disabled, low-budgeteers or homeless] I need help, so as not to get on my wife's last nerve about everything machine related. Please.
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2. What was the first craft you became interested in?
I had lots of fun with paper mache as a youth in the '60s, did sand candles and string art in the '70s.
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3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing?
I've done many cross stitch (even freehand count of a New Zealand lighthouse pictured in a magazine) and wood burning, miniatures for gifts, slab pottery (even had a small kiln once.) I've built several cardboard 3d models for building additions, one tabletop house model with landscaping grades and removeable roof. I also love cooking & baking; hot-smoking/BBQ esp'ly. Have ready materials to make a smoker using an electric skillet, once we move. Remember not the Alamo but know this to be true, if it ain't smoked it might be grilled but it ain't BBQ!
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4. How did you come up with your sign on name?
My name combines first and middle name (gregory alan) My wife was once heavily involved in historical reenactment (thus real historical clothing) so that sounded kinda catchy to her ears.

5. What's your favourite type of music?
My favorite piano composer is Edvard Grieg, generally I like baroque; I enjoy solid Christian hymnody, and folks like Keith Green, Stephen Curtis Chapman. I fingerpick guitar so I'm a big fan of Chet Atkins, and musician Jerry Reed (the Claw). If I'm bbqing I like reggae, to go along with jerked meats, Scotch bonnet peppers and rice&peas.

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship?
I flew to Korea, at the end of my tour took a train from Seattle to Kelso Washington looking at Mt St Helens' ash all over everything. Fished the Pacific from Sea of Japan through the Aleutians into Dutch Harbor. Best time on water since learning to sail in the Puget Sound.

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far?
I've made hash out of a lot of my good choices, but do not regret living, or my marriage to "Linaeboots". Without my faith in our great God, I'd prob'ly be dead a couple times over by now. Who I am is due to what God has used to shape me. And I'm glad he gave me curiosity and creativity.


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1. When did you first become interested in sewing? I started sewing at 8 years old and have basically never stopped even though there have been some pauses in that time - have never gone more than a few months without sewing something even as a child (used Mom's treadle machine to make Barbie clothes!).
2. What was the first craft you became interested in? Sewing I guess - don't remember crafts interests before that but I was so young.
3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing? Sewing, gardening, knitting, reading, travel, hunting, eating (which is why SP is part of my life!), jewellery making....
4. How did you come up with your sign on name? part of my name and an address I remember.
5. What's your favorite type of music? Older country, classic rock
6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship? Airplane, yes; train, yes; ship no, and probably never as someone else mentioned - too much water all around and I am not a water person anyway.
7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far? Yes! I feel I am where God wants me to be and when I listen to that, things just move along OK with the occasional bump or misstep but that is also part of the process. Some things about life in general are challenging (menopause and weight control!) but for the most part, the choices have been good. The best was taking that first date with my DH 32 years ago.

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1. When did you first become interested in sewing?
I have never sewn anything in my life, nor did I want to. Then last year, when I was 63, my sister got me to try to sew something. Wow within weeks I had a machine and I am hooked now, can't pass a fabric store without going in and getting something.

2. What was the first craft you became interesed in?
I have basically always been an outdoorsy type and have never really done any crafts.

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing?
I have my sewing, and I also have an embroidery machine so I enjoy that as well. Then the rest of my interests have always been outdoors and nature.

4. How did you come up with your sign on name?
The very first new car I ever owned, was back just before computers got started up. The license number on the car was WCL 247 I just adopted the WCL part and added loveit to the plate, as I did love my new car.

5. What's your favourite type of music?
I like pretty much anything other than really loud hard beating stuff.

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship?
Yes to train, yes to airplane, no to ship, and because I don't really like the idea of being surrounded by nothing but water, I really have no desire to try a ship.

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far?
Yes, I look at all the things I have done, some I could have done differently, but each an every one was an experience that I wouldn't have gotten any other way. So yes very happy. My only true REGRET was starting to smoke, and as of FEBRUARY 2 this year, I no longer smoke, henceforth the reason I need sparks, cause my weight started to climb up after quitting.

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1. When did you first become interested in sewing? Only a few years ago actually, I was getting fed up of the clothing in the stores never being to my taste and started doodling what I would like to do to customise items to make them look a little more interesting and since then i've been dying to learn how to sew properly! :)
2. What was the first craft you became interesed in? Craft wise, it would be beading.
3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing? Far too many, they're great fun and it's lovely to be able to make things yourself! I am into oil painting, beading, sewing and crochet, and am currently dabbling with needle felting, furniture renovation and knitting. I would like to try out wood carving with my other half. My next door neighbour as a kid was a fantastic wood carver and have always been very intriuged by it!
4. How did you come up with your sign on name? A character from a comic I read years ago! The second bit just happened to rhyme, haha.
5. What's your favourite type of music? Classic rock and a little blues rock
6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship? Yes to all
7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far? Well, there's always going to be things in life you would like to have done differently, but I don't believe it's worth looking back on things with regret. Every choice you make effects where you are today and you learn from them, which is important. So I suppose yes I am, as I may not be where I am today without having made them :)

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1. When did you first become interested in sewing? I started sewing when I was about 4, on my grandmother's lap. My first "all by myself" project was a yellow pique halter-styled swimsuit with a turtle applique on the left side.
2. What was the first craft you became interesed in? I've been crafting as long as I can remember, paper, yarn, nature crafts, fabric. Gosh, I really can't say.
3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing? Too many to list...scrapbooking, quilting, card making, knitting, cross stitching, gardening, but sewing is my first and foremost
4. How did you come up with your sign on name? I've done it wrong so many times, but this time, taking all I've read and learned over the last 4 years, I'm Doing It Right.
5. What's your favourite type of music? I like 70s pop....James Taylor, Carol King, Jim Croce. I listen to most everything except heavy metal.
6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship? Yes, yes and yes
7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far? Mistakes are one of the few things one can truly call her own. My life is a roller coaster, full of ups, downs and sharp, unexpected twists and turns, and I am so blessed to be sharing this ride with my husband of 26 years. That was the best choice I ever made.

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1. When did you first become interested in sewing?
Freshman year of high school in Home Ec - 1967. Wow, that's a long time ago!

2. What was the first craft you became interesed in?
embroidery

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing?
too many, sewing and quilting, I'd like to get better at knitting and crocheting, embroidery, canning, reading, biking, walking, running

4. How did you come up with your sign on name?
Jet was how my little brother pronounced Jeanette; I'd like to weigh 150

5. What's your favourite type of music?
Probably old time rock and roll.

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship?
Train, which I love, and plane, which I hate. No boat bigger than a small yacht.

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far?
That's a tough question! I'm pushing 60, and while a big part of me wishes I had found a true career instead of just a job, I do have a good, blessed life.

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1. When did you first become interested in sewing?
When I was a young adult but I did not learn to use a sewing machine until my thirties

2. What was the first craft you became interesed in?
Cross stitch

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing?
Many

4. How did you come up with your sign on name?
I love my husband so much and I want to get down to 120

5. What's your favourite type of music?
tough one, a wide variety depending on what I'm doing. I use an underwater mp3 player for water aerobics and that varies from what I would listen to in Zumba

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship?
All three, not a cruise ship but when we lived in South America we used them for transport

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far?
Yes, because my past is gone and tomorrow is a new journey. Thereare regrets that I cannot change though.

The possibilities always outnumber the problems.
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I have an all-metal old White machine. Weighs a ton but NEVER breaks down.

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We drew a circle that took him in!
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1. When did you first become interested in sewing? Had to be pretty young. Before my 10th birthday, I only remember a treadle machine and sewed on that. I was sewing a lot, and my parents bought me a Singer for my 16th birthday -- I remember it costing $400 (in 1956) and I still have that machine. I was told it was one of the last Singer machines with all metal parts.

2. What was the first craft you became interesed in? Don't do crafts.... sew clothes.

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing? I'm not very crafty..... - but do enjoy knitting.

4. How did you come up with your sign on name? I want to go back to one of my lowest weights.

5. What's your favourite type of music? Gospel

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship? Train trip from IA to NY and DC at age 17; airplane lots (husb worked for airline), never on a ship.

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far? O there are TONS of things I would do different. TONS! The only thing I wouldn't change is going to nursing school and becoming a nurse.. Loved it and still do!

Lois - VA

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1. When did you first become interested in sewing? I began sewing around 10 years old. I learned on my mother's treadle machine. After I did OK with that, Mom allowed me to use her electric machine.

2. What was the first craft you became interesed in? Little stuffed toys and slippers to sew.

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing? I usually stick with sewing, but have done some wood crafts with hubby and some deco arrangements.

4. How did you come up with your sign on name? I became interested in health issues in 1999 when my husband contracted EBV. Since then, I became a certified natural health care consultant.

5. What's your favourite type of music? Gospel and Country Gospel

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship? No

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far? Most of them.

Looking forward to getting to know other sewing folks.


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1. When did you first become interested in sewing? I started sewing when I was 11 years old. My mom sewed a lot and I wanted to learn, so she taught me.

2. What was the first craft you became interesed in? Knitting. I was taught at Girl Scouts.

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing? How many I enjoy doing and how many I actually do right now are two different numbers. I enjoy sewing, quilting, crocheting, smocking, woodworking and photography but most are on hold until I move in to the house I am buying. Most of my "stuff" is currently in boxes.

4. How did you come up with your sign on name? I have a daughter whose nickname is Jules, thus I am Jules mom. 55 is the year I was born.....it's a number I can remember that isn't going to change!

5. What's your favourite type of music? I listen almost exclusively to Christian music these days, though I also enjoy classical. I grew up on rock 'n roll and have listened to country music at times, but really prefer the Christian genre.

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship? I have been on trains and airplanes many times, but the only ship I've been on is a ferry boat.

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far? There are many choices I've made that if I kenw then what I know now would be different, but I am in a place where I am content and I think that's all that matters. I can't change what I've done and don"t want to waste time and energy over could have beens.


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1. When did you first become interested in sewing? I have been sewing on and off since I was a teenager, but I have never gotten terribly good at it! I discovered Simplicity patterns long ago and have never had the great skills to move much beyond! An occasional Butterick or Vogue if it's something I ~really~ like, but I try to keep it as simple as possible!

2. What was the first craft you became interested in? My Mom tried to teach me how to knit and crochet when I was about 8, but my interest didn't last long! I like to do cross stitch and have done hook rugs, but sewing is an interest that keeps coming back to me!

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing? I love to garden and grow plants. I try to grow as much of my own food as I can and love to do it.

4. How did you come up with your sign on name? It's watermelon with a edge. Sweet but edgy, that's kind of like me....or at least how I try to be!

5. What's your favorite type of music? I am a child of the 80's, so that's my favorite! But I like rock, classic rock, modern, and some of my Zumba class music I like on it's own!

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship? Yes, yes, and yes!

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far? Well, all of my life choices have brought me to where I am now, and I'm very happy with my life now. I am sure I could have made different choices that might have gotten me to this same state of contentment more easily, and there are some choices I definitely wish I had not made or made differently, but overall I am fairly happy with where I am in life, so I can't complain too much!


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1. When did you first become interested in sewing? I became interested when I was about 33 and had my 3rd daughter. I loved all the boutique clothing, but not the boutique prices. I remember thinking, I can make this. So one day I went to the store and bought a machine and decided to learn

2. What was the first craft you became interesed in? I've always been interested in all kinds of crafts, I remember I used to make door wreaths when I was a teen.

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing? I really enjoy sewing, especially girls clothes. I also enjoy hand embroidary.

4. How did you come up with your sign on name? It's a combination of my husbands name and my name.

5. What's your favourite type of music? I like all kinds of music, classic rock, country, pop, classsical.

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship? Never on a train or a ship.

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far? I can't say that I'm un-happy with my life choices, but I know I could have made better choices.



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1. When did you first become interested in sewing? It started when I was a young girl and got my first Singer sewing machine and would make all kinds of clothes for my dolls. Took a home-ec class in middle school but the teacher quit in the middle of the semester. Decided to pick it back up again last year this time when diagnosed with pre-hypertension and told to get a hobby to relax.

2. What was the first craft you became interesed in? Sewing

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing? Sewing and occassionally crocheting. My Aunt tried to teach me to crochet but found it difficult as I'm left-handed and did everything backwards according to her.

4. How did you come up with your sign on name? It's how I want to see myself.

5. What's your favourite type of music? Depends on how I'm feeling and what I'm going through. Gospel, R&B, a sprinkle of Hip Hop, a little Country, Blues, Jazz and some Classical mixed in.

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship? Never been on a train before but plan on it. I love to fly and I love to cruise.

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far? For the most part. I do have a few regrets, but none to make me hate my life.



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1. When did you first become interested in sewing?
Can't remember not. My mom sewed and it was just part of growing up that you learned to sew. I was surprised that everyone didn't...

2. What was the first craft you became interesed in?
Not much of a crafter, but for a while one of my aunts sold Creative Circle and she would teach me things - that was great fun.

3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing?
Like I said, not much of a crafter. I'd like to learn to make wreathes, though.

4. How did you come up with your sign on name?
When I first got a work email account, it was through Governor's State University, and all the Illinois state universities made account names by taking the first letter of the university, the first three letters of the first name, and the first four letters of the last name. It's easy for me to remember, and generally I can't get my name otherwise 'cause Rebecca and Jackson are both pretty common.

5. What's your favourite type of music?
Depends on my mood. Sometimes classical (Prokofiev and Beethoven); sometimes industrial (Nine Inch Nails); sometimes sing-along-pop (Madonna and Motown).

6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship?
Train - yes, everything from Amtrak to Chicago's El to the child-sized steam engine rail in Traverse City. Airplane - yes, for holiday trips home, for vacations, when I travelled to Mozambique. Ship - only if you count the sailboat where I spent a week of my life on an Outward Bound course.

7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far?
I love my career. Not sure what else I've really chosen as opposed to just sort of following the road in front of me.

Rebecca

He drew a circle that shut me out--
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
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1. When did you first become interested in sewing?
Answer:
8 years old, learned to sew on a treadle machine, 11 years old won 1st place in a talent contest - sewed a dress out of a potato sack. Had to model it infront of the whole school, boy it sure ws itchy

2. What was the first craft you became interesed in?
Answer:
17 yrs old made and sold macrame plant hangers and lampshades
3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing?
Answer: 4
knitting, sewing, painting [still life and scenery] writing poetry and non-fiction book/s
4. How did you come up with your sign on name?
Answer:
[birth name] numbers where my fingers landed on the key board
5. What's your favourite type of music?
Answer:
old and new country, any kinda blues, celtic, Canadiana folk
6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship?
Answer:
Yes went on a cruise, travelled by train, travelled by airplane alot, first rode in a two seater, airplane when I was 16, cousin was going thru a pilot course
7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far?
Answer:
No point in crying over what can't be changed.
Looking back over my 64 years, thus far I am proud of my accomplishments

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1. When did you first become interested in sewing?
While in college, to save money.
2. What was the first craft you became interesed in?
Xmas items for kids
3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing?
astronomy, rv'ing, tent camping, archery, reading for fun, photography, cooking
4. How did you come up with your sign on name?
I'm a hopeless carb addict
5. What's your favourite type of music?
No favorite, most everything from Sarah Brightman to Lady Gaga
6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship?
trains and airplanes, but only on catamarans and ferries so not sure if those count as ships
7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far?
yes, for the most part.

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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1. When did you first become interested in sewing?
2. What was the first craft you became interesed in?
3. How many crafts or other hobbies do you enjoy doing?
4. How did you come up with your sign on name?
5. What's your favourite type of music?
6. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship?
7. Are you happy with your life choices thus far?

You can copy and paste the questionaire in your response, with your answers under each numbered question.

THANKS IN ADVANCE Look forward to all your responses!

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