Hi Charla! I'm Bridget and I live in Seaside, Oregon with my husband of 28 years and our beagle, Mackenzie. I joined this site at the end of April and it took me awhile to figure it out. I don't belong to facebook, blogs or twitter, so this was all new to me. I joined several groups right off the bat so I could get to know others. I also started a group for newbies..there is so much I want to learn! There is a group for those who enjoy applique and it has a lot of members! I don't applique' much; I hate sewing around the edges of my pieces! Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and welcome!