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About Johanna

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    The Leather Lady
  • Birthday July 12

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    Ohio USA

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    making good coffee
  • How did you find
    it found me

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  1. Hi Johanna,

    I need an outlet to sell my belts and small cases. I was only selling my belts to the two clubs that I belong to. I ran out of people. Can you tell me the best way to sell ? I don't know how to go about setting up a web site.


  2. were you going to tell me how to get into the adult section?

  3. second person I've come across from Ohio in about the last ten minutes on this site.  Never would have though ANYBODY from Ohio worked leather except the Amish.

  4. That's a good idea. Our sponsors are the best in the business and work hard to deserve everyone's consideration. They all have quality products reasonable prices and excellent customer service, and I know this.
  5. Johanna,

    The group of us who were always in chat with Cheryl Crossan would like to start a Scholarship in her and Jazzman's honour on here. We are in the process of of now working out the fine details. She also loved her service dog so we are working out things to do with that too.  We just would love to have your permission to do this.





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    2. leatherwytch


      I will. We figured this was her place and we all met here and she would love this for the betterment of leather and people. Both of them were wonderful people, this is a wonderful place. Is there a way to have it posted in with the other categories? 



    3. kiwican


      Thanks Johanna, Well done LW

    4. leatherwytch


      I just wish that with all my magic I could bring her back.


  6. Hi Johanna,

       I am not sure if I am sending you a PM. I don't want to post his phone #, Can you please let me know if this is a PM  LOL


  7. Hi Johanna,

      I wanted to buy a Robert Beard stamp, I called a number that was posted on a web page. I man called me back and he said that he was Robert Beard. This guy talked my head off, he told me that he would make anything that I wanted. He was a very good talker and I felt that I was about to be taken. I heard that Robert was a very busy man , would he talk 5 min. trying to sell one of his stamps? He gave me his cell # and told me to draw or send him a picture of any design I wanted. He told me a lot of things that I already know about Robert Beard from reading articles on this site. He also told me I could give him my credit card # if I felt comfortable with that. I of course told him no I don't. He said it would be about a year, which I know that to be the case.I gave him my # and address,  Does this sound like Robert Beard to you? 

    Thank you Johanna, I hope I am not putting you on a spot.



    1. Johanna


      Well, that sounds like Bob. If you want to PM the phone number I'll see if it matches what I have. :)

    2. electrathon


      I started laughing as I read your post. That sounds exactly like him. 

  8. Hello Johanna,

     Having a couple problems and hoping you could help. When I open the forums the fonts for the title is one string and vertical, and when I open the box for comments I only get the click to choose file box, I cant enter text. 



    1. Johanna


      Are you using a computer or phone? Can you try a forced refresh?

    2. Dave Richardson

      Dave Richardson

      Using phone and or tablet. I have refreshed,  logged off and back on. Problem started about 2 weeks ago. Ive used the same tablet since ive joined with no problem.

  9. Hi Johanna,  Martyn started the conversation by calling all of us, and the next leader of the free world, idiots including yourself if you voted for Trump or Hillary. You let this arrogant bastard call the next leader of the free world an idiot. He then went on to call Trump a buffoon. And you said nothing. How come you don't tell him to tone it down? You could have put an end to this from the beginning. We don't need to hear some arrogant British bastard claim he speaks for the rest of the world and call all of the primary voters who voted for these two and the next leader of the free world idiots. Like I said in the one post, he could have commented on the stamps and left his opinion out of it.

  10. We try to keep the main board family-friendly. We have a place for "adult" stuff so that people who don't want to see it don't have to. No one likes potty mouth. If you see it, click the report to a mod button please and we'll take care of it. I am trying to figure out why the pic that was posted to the adult section showed up on the main board so that it doesn't happen again. Thanks for understanding and following our community standards. ~J
  11. Hi Johanna,

    I was unable to log in, I am all right now. I wanted to donate $25 member support. How do I go about it?



    1. Johanna


      You are so sweet, Jim! You can use Paypal here or look on the sidebar of the main page. Thank you!

    2. club49


      Thank you Johanne

  12. Hello Johanna. Am I in trouble or something? I can't start new topics in any of the sections. At first I thought something was broken or being worked on, so I figured I'd wait a day or two and it would be fixed. It's still not fixed so now I wonder if I been put in time out because I did something wrong?


    1. Johanna


      I just looked at your account and everything seems normal. Did you click the "create" button at the top of the page? 

    2. Mike516


      OMG! Lol duh. I'm not good with change sorry. And getting old sucks. Thank you and so sorry to bother you.

  13. If anyone wants to discuss hand sewing, chisels vs. awls vs. Dremel tools vs hand carved bone needles with a mini scrimshaw portrait of your dog, start a new thread. The "gold standard" of sewing in 10K+ years of leatherwork is with the awl you never set down, and 12 spi. (12 stitches an inch) In 30 plus years of leatherworking I have seen very few that were really good at it. Ann Stohlman and Verlane Desgrange come to mind, probably because they were also great teachers. And that's what the forum is all about, folks. We can always learn from each other. Whether you punch, prick, stab, or chew your sewing holes, I'm sure someone has approached you in wonder that your hands are so strong you can just push the needle through the leather. If I had a dollar for every time I explained you had to make holes first I would fly to someplace warm. ~J
  14. I'm not sure what you mean by FB popups? There is an option when you log in to use your FB ID, and there is a tiny icon at the bottom of a topic if you want to share a pic or a post. Other than those two things there isn't any Facebook connections. We had a glitch with some of the images right after the update, but as far as I know, those problems are corrected. Please let me know if you are experiencing problems. I haven't written a FAQ yet, but if you click on your name you can go to your profile and explore your choices for settings and notifications. Hope this helps!
  15. Vandy and Luke, owners of Sheridan Leather Outfitters have put the place up for sale. Details can be found at If the business doesn't sell immediately, they plan to close before the Rocky Mountain Leather Show in May. They are willing to let everything go, and if you don't make a deal before closing, there will be an auction. SLO has an excellent reputation and a profitable business. Surely there is someone out there that can run with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? We wish Luke and Vandy all the best in the next chapter of their lives. We've been proud to have them as supporters and friends for many years. They will be just as successful in their next adventure, I'm sure, because good luck always seems to follow hard work.