I have just retired and am still figuring out what I do now All i know for sure if I will have more time to quilt and that is is a very good thing. Hope to start a new quilt next week will keep you posted on progress Juliebelle in NC
Julie - welcome to QCA and welcome to retirement. It does give you tons of time to quilt - I am a good example of that. I retired and my quilt life started full time. Please post your progress - what kind of quilt are you starting? I am so nosey...teehee...
I have been retired since 2002 - I did 21 years in the AF and then started getting sick - diagnosed with a multitude of problems - RA, OA and quite a few others... but they are of no consequence... they allowed me to retire and take up my passion...
juliebelle, welcome and hello. don't count on having more time. i find i have less time since i've been retired. but, yes, i do find more time to quilt now. i will look forward to seeing some of your quilts gini
gini in north idaho
Congratulations on your retirement Juliebelle!! I'm sure you will keep busy and enjoy time for YOU.
Welcome Juliebelle. Congratulations on your retirement You won't have to wonder what you are going to do with your time as you can spend all day on the computer between these forums and QNN and at the end of the day have not sewn a seam. Fun:-)
"Friendship is like a rose...opening one petal at a time only as it unfolds...day by day does it reveal its true beauty"
welcome to the group. Congratulations on your retirement.
Welcome Juliebelle. Hope you enjoy the forums and drop in to chat with us frequently. Congratulations on your retirement. Hope you have lots of quilting time.
Congratulations Juliebelle! You retired EXACTLY, to the day, one year before I will be retiring. I am SO looking forward to it and to having time to quilt.
What did you retire from? What type of quilt are you starting? Keep us posted on your sewing progress and on your adjustment to a more leisurely lifestyle.
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
North Central Ohio
Juliebelle--welcome to QCA! We looked forward to seeing some of your projects in Show & Tell and getting to know you bettter. Tell us more about yourself--what did you do before retirement, family, etc.
Welcom to QCA Juliebelle. I retired eight years ago (I can't believe it--the time has flown) and enjoy it so much and I hope you do, too. It's great having your own schedule and time to quilt. What type of quilts do you like to make?
Hi and Welcome Juliebelle...first congratulations on your retirement!! This is a great website and there are lots of great ladies on here to enable and lead you astray...lol...we are all passionate and some even crazy and obsessed about quilting so have fun
thanks for the warm welcome I am finishing a train quilt for grandson, I finished all the machine quilting today so just the binding left. I am also making a throw pillow to go with it I will post a pic soon. Next project is going to be something for me, I have given almost all the quilts I have made away. Lots of baby quilts, will keep you all updated
I worked in the mortgage insurance industry for 25 years and the last 2 years were a whirlwind with what has happened to the housing mkt. I have 1 daughter and a 4 year old grandson who is the love of my life. My husband is teaching me the ropes of being retired since he been retired for about 10 years. I am starting to get the hang of doing as much or as little as I want to. I will post a photo next week hopefully---have been under the weather with allergy issues for the last 2 days but I plan to get back to it tomorrow.
I've been retired a little over a year and am loving having more time to quilt. I don't have to look for the quick and easy patterns, can take my time and enjoy some challenges. With a LITTLE housework and cooking and reading, gardening, and quilting my days are full. Also enjoy listening to books on CD while I sew.