Sunday, August 17, 2014

Swapper profile - Gayle!!

"Hi my name is Gayle Arnold.  We live in Ohio and are having great cooler temps at the moment."  

What I found out about Gayle's town is that it is an unincorporated community and was originally a Welsh settlement, started in 1801.  However the post office and the Old Welsh Cemetery are both called Paddy's Run.  And... they celebrate everything strawberry the second Saturday in June every year during the Old Fashioned Strawberry Festival. 

Photo from the Butler County web site 
More from Gayle...

"I have been married for 41 yrs. and have two sons.  Both are married and have children. The oldest, Matthew, has a 6 year old son, Austin, and a 6 month old son, Kolton.  Scott has a son, 21 month old Blake, who is a sweet little boy.

We are heading west to visit my sister who is sick and it will be a one time trip for us.

I am retired from the post office and love being home just to do whatever and when I WANT TO DO IT.  I worked outside the home for 34 years so I did my part.

I am putting my hexie quilt together at this time.  I started on 4-27 and at the end of July just have 3 ends and the top and bottom inserts to fill in. I love it.  All by hand but my hands really hurt from arthritis and it has really flared up so hoping the vacation trip will help it to rest.

I baby sit one day a week and keep the 6 year old Austin a week  for 3 months during the summer because they live about 3 hours away and don't see them often.  He is fine normally; not a bad kid but they all have their days.

My youngest son is starting a business as an  auctioneer so I have made him some sign covers and table cloths.  
I make small quilts for children with our quilt guild.  They are given to the pregnancy center, local police and sheriff and life squad so I enjoy making them.   Then a friend, Jane  Kerr, quilts them and I bind them so its a fun project and good to help others.


I am so pleased to have you in the swap Gayle.  I really hope you will show us some photos of your quilt.  Please email them to me if you want and I will post them for you.

And I hope you will get to meet some of our other swappers when they come by to say hi to you.  Have a great trip out west!



  1. Hi Gayle from Australia, enjoy your trip.

  2. Hi Gayle, another greeting from Australia.
    I would love to see your Quilt on the blog.
    Have a safe, relaxing trip.
    Best Wishes Rosalie H.

  3. Hi Gayle! It is so nice to meet you! How exciting that you have retired and can play with your hexie flowers anytime that you want to! I hope that your arthritis gets better. Enjoy your trip! And Happy Stitching!
    xo jan


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