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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 636716 views.

Likely Suze said "Your quilt, your rules." I wholeheartedly agree!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

12/6/21

Sounds like fun to me.  It would be a good challenge project.  I'm not sure  possess the creativity required but I may try it.  It's on the list.  

latterberry

From: latterberry

12/6/21

Did you teach school at one time. or am I remembering incorrectly?  There are lots of schoolhouse blocks out there.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

12/6/21

Yes, I taught fifth grade while putting DH through medical school. Don't have many happy memories of those days (huge number of kids, loony principal and I finally quit in desperation) but thank you for reminding me of a useful block.

Left teaching to become a COBOL programmer ... wonder if there's such a thing as a punchcard block?  LOL

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

12/6/21

I think that any quilter who has lived enough decades and moved around enough could come up with pieced blocks or applique ideas to make a fun personalized quilt. Think of it as a type of T-shirt quilt without the T-shirts. wink

(I'm throwing in the applique idea for those who are braver and more talented than I am.)

  • Edited December 6, 2021 8:04 am  by  judyinohio
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

12/6/21

judyinohio said:

Left teaching to become a COBOL programmer

I don't think I knew that!   When I was gainfully employed and had a paid profession, that's what I did ... a COBOL programmer.  And yes, I started with punch cards, too.   Hollerith cards, to be precise.  :-)

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

12/6/21

The Sisterhood of the Coders! me too... I taught FORTRAN for a while..that was fun. We still had a COBOL program or two around up until a few years ago. Thankfully it did not need much fixin' since no one could remember how to after a while! It would take a whole day to get back into the swing.

My experience with punch cards was at a lower level than COBOL - a basic assembly called CCBAL...but it was the only time I wrote a program, punched a program, ran the program and turned in the results and had no recursion.. been looking to repeat that for 40 something years!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

12/6/21

Suze and Shelley, we are really dating ourselves .....

Not too long ago my DH showed me an article in the Wall Street Journal about the state of Connecticut needing a COBOL programmer to fix something for them because they were still using that system in the depths of a state basement to run a program for their highway department.

DH jokingly said I could fly out to Connecticut and get a part-time job ...

Told him that the very idea gave me the heebie-jeebies.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

12/6/21

You could command your own salary. :-)

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

12/7/21

I may have to think about this after the holidays.  Very busy now with the holidays coming up.  I have a couple projects to complete and gifts to buy and DH decided we should have a small neighborhood get together on the 18th.(Just 8 families)

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