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New member from Maine

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pw_quiltworks, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    Hi Everyone,
    I am from Maine. I have 6 red sex link hens, two cats, and a husband. I grew up on Chebeague Island, Maine and worked in the family business on a lobster boat hauling lobster and crab traps. Mom and I picked crabmeat when Dad and I got home from hauling. I did this for several years. Long hours. 5am to midnight. It wasn't every day but at least 4 days a week. It was the best experience I have ever had. It makes a person tough to do that kind of work. Sub zero temps on the water in the middle of winter. It was a hard living. I went on to be a certified nurses aid and now I am retired and making quilts for a hobby/living. I sell my quilts on ebay and trade them for items I find of interest. It started as a hobby and became a living. I also design make doilies. Dh and I live in Old Town, Maine with two cats and our hens. My dh is a truck driver and a school bus driver. He is the smart one and I am the gifted one. We live a very simple quiet life. Sadly [​IMG] we don't have any kids. I think I am a little too old now for kids.
  2. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK

    Wow, we love pictures around here. Could you please post some of your quilts and doilies. Sounds like you will be an interesting member.

    Look forward to seeing you here!
  3. sussexgal

    sussexgal Songster

    Nice to meet you, Priscilla!

  4. spook

    spook Songster

    Welcome Old Town! Don't feel bad about not having children, think of all the money you saved and are saving! LOL. Childless myself, doesn't mean I didn't have my child experiences of chicken pox etc.
    Sounds like the both of you have had a good life, honest. That says a lot about you, but I really know you are a good person cause you take orders from your hens!
    Take care and below is a site that is general chit chat in New England!

    New England! Much ado about New England

  5. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Welcome to BYC Priscilla [​IMG] Pics of your hens too????
  6. Hi, Priscilla. I also live in Maine and make quilts as a hobby. I am a retired nurse. Do you go to the quilting show in Augusta? Maybe we could meet a bunch of chicken loving quilters there for a quick hello. I believe it is in July at the Civic Center. We may have to start a new thread for it if there is any interest, but welcome to this most helpful and friendly group! Merry
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  8. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Welcome! I love your cat quilt that you had up for trade the other day.
  10. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    Quote:Nice to meet you. I have been to the quilt show a couple of times. Such gorgeous art. I went last year with the girls from the quilting class I have here on Tuesdays. The group here seems very nice and helpful. I have already got some great answers and a couple of links that are very handy. Thanks for the welcome.

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