Joined Jan 18 2011
I am a Registered Nurse who had to leave my 40+ years of nursing due to degenative joint disease Currently retired after having bilateral knee replacement surgeries done in 2009 and not being able to return to my nursing position. Now I am awaiting more joint replacement surgeries to left hip and both shoulders. When I am done with these I will be the "Bionic Woman."
Currently I am a member of the Carolina Pine Needle Quilters Guild and enjoying reconnecting to my love of creating quilts for people. Also enjoy reading, watching/rewatching movies/TV shows esp. Harry Potter series, socializing with family and friends via internet, and traveling.
I am also a member of a special on-line group who are making a Harry Potter Bookcase quilt. The technique is paper piecing. Our group is over 1100 strong and we are a unique group of men and women (mostly women) who have nothing but praise and support for each other. Very creative and loves to share their ideas. Each quilt will be different because of the choice of fabrics and how we put the blocks and final quilt together. Also many people are adding personal ideas to the quilt ie family photos. If you think you might be interested in joining us go to Project of Doom group on Facebook and ask to be added also check out Fandomofstitches.com. There are lots of wonderful paper piecing FREE patterns on other Fantasy themes besides Harry Potter of which Dr. Who and the Princess Bride are a few. Jennifer Ofenstein is the creator of this group and many of the patterns. She is wonderful as a person and a teacher. If you've never done paper piecing Jennifer has a great Paper Piecing Tutorial to help you. This is a 30 week session but you can jump in anytime as we all our working at our own paces and while this is week 25 many are just now finding us and getting started. New patterns come out every Wednesday.