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 9/26/2008 3:03 PM
I thought I had joined this group long ago, but did not and last night I barged into the chat room only to find out that I had not joined. Thank you for making me welcome and as promised I have joined and am posting my intro.
I am a 59 yo, married, receptionist, who is longing to hit the road full time. I love to make and collect dollhouse miniatures, mostly 1:12 scale with an emphasis on miniature plants and flowers. I also have tried and do many other arts & crafts. We live in southwestern NH and neither one of us looks forward to the snow here in the winter. I am so tired of shoveling the stuff. If I am going to shovel something let it be sand on a beach somewhere.
My husband is not well and is 10 years older than I. It is my hope that we can spend our golden years on the road, but I don't think it is going to happen. Yet I am fully prepared to do it on my own if that is how it ends up. Right now we have a 26 ft Rockwood towed by a 06 Tundra double cab for the kids to ride in comfort. I would like to be able to go into a MH, but I can deal with what I have if I need to. The dream vehicle for me would be a Newmar Mountainaire with a smart car for a toad, but we will see.
We live with our three shetland sheepdogs. As you can see in the picture there are 4, but we lost the little guy on the right 2 months ago. Last night I was asked to post a pic of my canine children so here goes and hopefully it will work.

I also have many more pictures on webshots of miniatures I have made in the past 4 years if you would like to take a look.
My Webshots albums.[/url] Deb & Les Laliberte Missy, Tink & Duncan Shelties 3 2004 Rockwood 26 ft and 2006 Tundra (double cab for the kids)
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 9/26/2008 3:15 PM
Hi Deb!! We welcomed you to our wonderful bunch of gals on Chat last night....but now that you have joined our group and logged on with an introduction, I have the pleasure of welcoming you officially to our Forum as well!!
We are SO happy to have you join us.... we can tell from your nice long chat that you definitely fit right in and you are "one of us"..
What a wonderful bunch of fur babies you have!! I am sorry you had to lose one of them. Of course we have all been through that...more than once, and it never gets easy.
I took a quick peek at your Webshots photo album and when I am through chattin' with you, I'm heading back there to see them all. Wonderful work. Your miniature gardens are far easier to maintain than mine! :)
We are delighted to have you with us.... post often as we enjoy it so much!
Happy RVing..

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 9/26/2008 8:06 PM
Welcome, Deb, from a fellow miniaturist. I have been active in a local group for nearly two years now and I have completed 6 room boxes so far. We display once a year at a local mall. I figure I will be able to do more once I retire in January and am full-timing. I have a partially completed Victorian dollhouse kit to start with...:)
Welcome again!
jan I care very little about where I am going, so how can I be lost?
34' Winnebago Vectra
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 9/26/2008 8:50 PM
Hi Jan, Which victorian are you doing? I have the San Fransiscan exterior done and am slowly getting started on the inside. I did the Brooke Tucker Kitchen 2 years ago and a project by Rita B in Germany. I also have another of her projects that I did as an online class with her that is about half finished and will be a summer kitchen with all the canning going on and the harvested vegetables to waiting to be done. I have no idea what I will do with my doll house when it is done. It is 4 ft tall and there is no way it can go on the road full time. I would love to have it shining with light in the front window of a MH, but I could never lift it up alone. So I will have to settle for something smaller. I am thinking of a half scale house that will be more manageable, but I have not done a lot in that scale. Deb & Duncan The wild little sheltie And Three More 2004 24" Rockwood TT 2006 Tundra Double Cab

Deb & Duncan The Long Dog 2004 24" Rockwood TT 2006 Tundra Double Cab
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 9/26/2008 11:17 PM
I will look it up for you.... LOL, I am sure that it is whatever is the smallest kit and I have used some integral pieces already....I have already packed some stuff in my "new to me' MH.
BUT, my club has been good for me and I have learned that what is not there to purchase, one can create out of nothing, most times! Anything else, you can buy on e-bay or in a dollar store LOL!
Right now, my little group is making back-lit "wooden cabins" (mine is bleached oak with planked porch in the same colour and 'bramblewood' square-lashed porch furniture). The 'garden' is still undeveloped even in my head LOL.
Only a fellow miniaturist will understand the breadth in this hobby LOL...and I am still LOUSY at it..:) But yes, a perfect hobby for a crafter who is RV-ing...
PS If I ever figure out the photo thing I will post some of mine and of the group's...:) I care very little about where I am going, so how can I be lost?
34' Winnebago Vectra
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 9/29/2008 4:43 PM
Hi Deb and welcome - me and Ann are hoping to be full time next year but waiting on the sale of our house. We don't have and pets but love to stop and pet all our neighbors at the campgrounds. Life is good and I hope you enjoy you travel - Tell Les Hi for me and hope he is feeling better. take care Love, Sue

Love, Sue
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