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Thread: ELISABRAT's FALL or HALLOWEEN TABLERUNNER/TABLE MAT SWAP!!

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    Got two different ones started.

    One has a center square with a fabric that reminds me of what would be in a cornucopia. Wish I had more of that but it was in a box of scraps and was the only one.

    The other blocks I'm doing combine fabric with colorful autumn leaves and with pumpkins.

    I don't particularly do Halloween either, just fall.

    First block I did with the leaves and pumpkins was way too busy and all you saw was a mess so I switched the orientation of the pieces and it made all the difference in the world. Was afraid it wouldn't work at all, but now I like it.

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    Morning! I can't tell you how many projects I have started only to say.. oh heck no and well too far in to save most of it so it hits the trash. We are our own worst critics is right. But honestly, you do know.. if something is working foryou or not. Its not a secret and there is nothing worse than trying to finish a project you inherently hate. Ugh its like drudgery to the tenth degree! So how nice we have a bit of time here to play with things. I have a couple options now I see someone here has little ones and likes Halloween. I have lots of Halloween blocks begging to be made into a runner. One of my original goals last spring winter was to use my Halloween blocks to make gifts for my kids and friends this fall and well here it is fall.. did I do it? NOOO but maybe one runner could be had. I was going to make one for a angel runner but no one truly is hot on Halloween so plan B. lol.. my life is a whole lot of plan B's.

    Today is going to be a peaceful day in the Brat household. I have declared it so it must be. Wish me oodles of luck with this one the man who is unemployed is not happy (mild understatement) and my oldest son is seriously unhappy (mild understatement) and well I am going to sew. heck with them. I am going to be happy.

    ok randomness here: I have this great dream, in my aunts house which I haven't been in 30 yrs big old rambling Spanish style home.. Keith Urban is there (who would have thought) and well I HIT ON HIM OMG .. and he turned me down. talk about a keep it real girl dream lol I woke up laughing.. that guy has the stringiest of hair and his aussie accent is about as cool as he thinks he is.. what was going on with MY brain? and my baby girl was 8 or so in the dream. she is always a little girl in my dreams. what is with that? oh for those of you who analyze this stuff don't tell me I don't want to know. probably means I shouldn't eat plums before bedtime. yikes. (hope I gave you a smile there me ancient me hitting on some American or what not idol guy. yikes twice). smile yos, your not alone
    Linda
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    sapdoggie - that is one beautiful quilt! I love blues and yellows together - but yet to make one - what's with that!! Thanks for sharing your beauty!!

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    'Brat, that sale site you got me into has shipped my fabric...WAYYY more than I need for sure...so when it comes I'll be able to think about this runner. Got a couple of things locally and still waiting for major inspiration. Meanwhile, you've started multiple ones and trashed them already? What's up with that?!

    Hope you have a happy day and some of that happy rubs off on the men in your life!

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    oh no not this swap just in general everyone starts projects that we hate and don't finish just saying its ok to shift gears in the middle of an idea, especially if its a bad one. Oh my fabrics came in and I LOVE them. I don't get it I picked up 8 yrd 5.60 shipping Jan tried it and it was double. she lives down the road! my silly favorite of course is the skunk fabric. Steve instantly said can you make me a shirt with that? UH NO I don't make shirts and one yard of skunks wont do ya sorry. lol.

    I just checked out fall colors on pinterest gorgeous pics .. and then went here to check fall runners for ideas:
    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...rs&FORM=HDRSC2

    billions of them! ok not billions but lots to get killer ideas of color combos for sure I hear cows in the fields outside..oh boy that is neat. The little things that thrill the brat to be sure.

    Sew! Cut! peak at ideas! then share them all with us!!! oh and if you haven't signed up, you should this is a great swap with all great swappers right ladies? this swap has a whole bunch of new swappers and I want to extend a hand in inviting you to join the regulars here in becoming one big happy team .. we do some amazing things truly. I know your input will be welcome and enjoyed!

    Brat!
    Linda
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    So, now that the blue/white/yellow is done and ready to send to the long armer- as soon as I win the lottery which will be when I find a dropped ticket, or someone "gifts" me the winning ticket- it is time to think runner.

    Why do they call it a runner- my table doesn't go anywhere ? Oh I know- runs off when food is not acceptable- like kids when veggies are offered.

    Brat- just go to your happy place and let the guys deal with their moods- easier said sometimes though.

    Retiredfirechief- I have two dogs that are not happy with the thunder and lightning. One has loud noise issues and the other has light issues. Spend many nights with both of them trying to hide under the covers. We have managed a compromise by putting up a gate outside our bedroom door. The dogs can go in the laundry room and bury themselves in their fleece blankets.

    One would think there were naughty movies playing in the house with all the panting and pacing going on. If it gets too bad,I take them to the grandkids room and let them up on the bed.Not much sleep happens, but at least hubby can sleep in the other room.

    This is Pepper- the one with noise issues. She wants to hide behind me and bury her head. Good thing I have a big recliner.
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    I had a wonderful dog for me many many years who was petrified of noise. One fourth we left him in the yard but left the house back door open so if he was scared he could go in. We lived in CA where fireworks were illegal. Went to the inlaws. Big mistake. Came home he was gone. He didn't go in the house. the dug under the rock hard dirt to get out of the fence ran up the hill into a home and stayed there shaking. We came home horrified he was gone and posted 100 signs.Finally the couple came home from work and called us. Said he ran in and wouldn't move. This was a german shep/husky dog. Big dog. lucky for us they were good with animals and didn't run him to the shelter. I have never left an animal home alone on purpose on major events like that or during storms. my own cats go into hiding no one would know I have them when the thunder here hits. there is a cupboard they run into and stay .. tough trying to talk them into being comfortable then isn't it?

    ok off this darned board! sewing here I come!!! lol til the phone rings of course..
    Linda
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    OH sapdoggie, I LOVE her!!! She is precious!!! I have one that has issues with storms; however, even worse issues when the power goes out. With the HEAT this year again...the power grids are struggling, so some nights we have brown outs. I swear that dog knows the second the power goes off. He starts whining and crying and pawing at me (not like the room wasn't already dark) and if I don't respond it gets louder...the big baby. Once I get him calmed down, then the lil man realizes his nightlight is out and starts screaming bloody murder!!! Oh dear, then off to get him and bring him with me to lay in bed and then the big baby dog jumps up crying and whining...goodness, craziness at my house!!!

    Working on organizing my stash...oh my, my stash is HUGE...time to get busy on projects and thin it down some so hubby will let me buy more!!!

    I think I'm having a better day today. Didn't want to come to work today. Lil man got BIT BAD yesterday at school. It's about the size of a silver dollar and my lil man cried and cried. I got him a good bath last night, cleaned it all up, put more neosporin on it and ice. This morning, looks MUCH better. The director didn't get pictures yesterday and wanted to get them today...however, the bite is almost healed. Director asked me what I do to make it go away so fast and I told him. He was amazed, I think, that with a little bit of TLC, some neosporin to make sure there is no infection and ice to bring down the swelling that it looks so much better. I had to send him the pictures I took last night for the files at the school. The other kid bit and didn't let go until the teacher got there and had to pry him off of my kid. I was NOT a happy momma last night. Took my lil man home and we snuggled and watched a movie. He was a happy kid after that!!! Today...not so much, did not want to go to school. Had to convince a 3 year old that it would be ok. We will see...waiting for a phone call...

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    BTW, le brat...I'll dance again but only if you provide the music!!! and not Keith Urban!!!

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    Thanks Yo- Pepper is as spoiled as they come. Just can't resist those eyes. Her sister- Angel is equally spoiled- gets the best spot on the couch!

    When we were having power issues, I put one of those solar lights that stick in the ground in each room. Had to put them in a can with the points down. There may be a way to take the stick off- just didn't take the time to do it. I think I saw a post of someone putting them in an empty water bottle with sand in the bottom- not sure.
    That way, when the lights went out, room still had light. Works great in the bathroom !
    In the morning, just put the light back in the sun to recharge. I keep a bucket of them charging. The last ones I got were after the 4th of July- on clearance.

    Now- need to get back to the machine- much more fun to hang out with friends on the board. We need to create a sit and sew time across the internet so at least we will get something productive done

    Not to sight my fur babies- here is sister ( angel) She dos not like the camera, so it is hard to get a good picture. The flash hurts her eyes.
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