Love to quilt, weave baskets, and I'm an avid (compulsive) gardener. Retired from teaching 2nd grade a few years ago. Love it! My husband and I have been married 43 years. We have 2 grown daughters. My oldest has two children and lives in Virginia. My youngest lives in Virginia and teaches 3rd grade in a city school.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, paper piecing, machine quilting, general sewing, knitting, gardening, other
My pets are awesome!
We currently have an irish setter and a cat (15). We have had dogs, cats, turtles, an iguana, horses, and many other pets.
Greeting from Maine Doreen....Have a wonderful birthday celebration today...I looked at all the bags you have made...wonderful!! I have made a few ...this Christmas made a 'Sassy Purse' for 3 of the relatives and they loved them....it has an interchangeable handle...I also have a couple myself...working on a quilt for a friend with cancer....finishing the binding...and a couple of projects for our quilt group......have fun today!!!Blessings in the New Year!!
Thanks for the compliment on the tote bags. My daughter will be giving them as gifts to her daughter's teachers. She is a teacher too and always says she wants to give a gift she'd like to have given to her. Seems like most teacher gifts are "World's best teacher" coffee mugs and ornaments and you can only use so many of them LOL! Hope they like the bags.
Hi thanks Doreen for looking at my baskets. No I don't sell them. They are ones I have made for myself over the years. Just thought it would be fun to show them off. And yes it is nice to get a project done in a few hours instead of weeks or months. But I still enjoy seeing my quilts come together. Some days wish there were more hours in the day to get more done!
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Thank you for the comments on my tote picture they were a lot of fun to put together... I hope to be making more for giftys soon, I've had lots of compliments on them. My husband's family Wilkins/Metcalf were from parts of Maine around Sebago Lake. I always think is kind of neat to find out where others are from, not that we'd be related, just that the name is what you have in common. Having a Sister with the name Marcia, on the other hand is just pure luck! LOL... if she's left handed that would also be a bit werid! LOL! Have a great day, Marcia
Hi Doreen- Yep, that grandson is pretty special! (He's our first grandchild!)
BTW-You are quite the "Bag Lady"! I'm impressed!
Hey- I too am a second grade teacher! Even though I could retire this year...it's not going to happen. DH and I rely on the insurance policy that I get through my school. After 33 years of teaching, I still enjoy doing it! And it will be 34 years of "wedded bliss" for my DH and I in mid-June this year!
It appears we have some things in common, Doreen! :-)