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Thread: SECRET HOME DÉCOR SWAP - entry closes January 21, 2013

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    Elisabrat, I told you I like bright colors! Oh, and if he didn't attach me to the boat somehow, I'd float off in my sleep. I'm not tied tied, it's the open loop end of the rope that usually would go on the cleat, but he puts it on my ankle instead. It's nice & loose, so I can get out when I want, lol.

    As for the non-posting partners, if you can't find enough information on your partner and have questions, I have been passing a few on. I've been asking participants to post here too, so hopefully we'll get some more as we go along

    Oh yeah, speaking of cows, I have some fabric that is the pieces to make a stuffed cow in a dress that sits in a chair. Oh, and the hippie cow with the sunflowers pillow, lol. I gotta start getting rid of some of this stuff. I didn't know what a varied jumble I'd bought until I got it home!

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    hello swapper's.........
    i am sorry if I fit into that "Non-posting partner" catogory, but I said I would try to post as often as I could.

    Now for the rest of the story......Up until last friday I was employed full time............now my at the insistance of my hubby, I need to find a job. I just have completed 5 hours of applying for unemploymentl (on hold for 40min) and 5 jobs.

    Course the last thing I want to do now is be on the computer longer, but I thought I would check my email and found the latest comments of this swap.

    The one thing about not having a job for me now, is I might get to spend sometime in my sewing/quilting room, "NOT", but I still have to look for a job too as my hubby says. So I have to dedicate sometime to that each day. Course after 5 jobs today, I think I will break till at least tuesday next week. If I could, I would be spending my time in my most favorite room in this house everyday. So with that being said...........some of us are not as lucky to have extra time to spend time here and be in "our favorite room" everyday.

    So please be alittle bit more understanding and I sure hope I gave enough info for my swapper to have some ideal of what to do. I know Dustysmomma emailed me the other day to pin-point a particular room out of the three. So I listed in preference 1, 2,3. So I hope that helped my swapper.

    I will once again apoligize for the above.....i've already had a long day and it's only half over.

    Now for my accomplishment yesterday...........yipee, yipee.......I orgainzed some more of my fabric on fabric boards, re-set up my embroidery machine and serger. And the big thing, made a doggie bed for a 6 month border collie/blue heeler mix dog named Shelby. He has torn up 3 beds so far and I am hoping using some good used portions of hubbys' old jeans and the stuffing from the last tornup bed, it might last a while. And to Elizabrat - I started my own "Snow Happens Table runner".

    I know you will ask now, as to why I don't start on my "Secret Home Decor swap" stuff......Well, I don't have the type of fabric choices that is needed for my lucky swapper surprise. With a trip to Bismarck, ND(hour drive one way) tomorrow (after my recheck of mammogram from breast cancer) I will look into finding something that will work and beings that I worked so hard this morning I will get started on it.

    I know I have mentioned before.......we just moved into this house Dec. 30, 2011. So we are also in the process of remodeling a few area's. So when my hubby is home, you can guess where I am. We are working on the master bedroom/new walkin closent and a adjoining bathroom. This house was built in the early 1960's as a 4-plex (upstairs/downstair units), in the late 70's is became a duplex (half and half units). In late 80's, it became a one family home. They did some remodeling with removing the center livingroom wall to open up both sides upstairs and down stairs. Now we are making it a more usuable one family home with some updates. Do you remember the peach and green/teal colored bath tubs from the 60's????? Well I have one of each in each side of upstairs. The peach one will hope to be gone within the next week or so. One bedroom was made from one kitchen area - the family tore out kitchen cabinet's filled in a doorway and painted one wall purple, one wall orange and one wall dark teal, and the closent wall was white. That was the first room I tackled - with 2 coats of primer on the colored walls they are now a light tan, with new tile and is now the "office". The small bedroom near our bedroom, is nearly done as the new walk-in closent. Now hubby has torn out the living room closent wall (also our bedroom wall) and will enclosed hopefully in the next week so after the new shower/bath comes in the door. We will gain 2 1/2 feet in new Master bedroom suite. When possible I will upload pic's.

    Our children have grown and don't live near by, Alaska, MN, SD and upper North ND. So we have no assistance from them when we need help and course my hubby is always remodeling something no matter where we live.

    We live in a little country rural town....lucky to have a gas station. Dickinson is a 25 minute drive, with a Walmart that just got fabric back, but 1/2 the size of most fabric area's in Walmarts. The one quilt shop is we do have pushes their sewing machines and have very little of usuable quilt fabrics. So I have to plan trips to either Bismarck or Rapid City, SD. When I can, I purchase online.

    Would love to be home on a full-time bases', but I support my hubbys' hobby - remodeling, lol and on occassion my own fabric habit.

    Sorry this is such a book, but I need to vent somewhere.
    "We can never have too much fabric" and "May the Fabric Fairy always keep your stash filled".

    Robinlee

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    Entryway pic's

    Here are pic's of my entry way. I've not had an entry way before so it is kinda bare. I did finally purshase a "wipe your boots" pic. Plenty of room for something.
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    Last edited by Robinlee; 01-24-2013 at 12:23 PM.
    "We can never have too much fabric" and "May the Fabric Fairy always keep your stash filled".

    Robinlee

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    Plenty of room for a wall hanging in these walls.
    "We can never have too much fabric" and "May the Fabric Fairy always keep your stash filled".

    Robinlee

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    Sorry for falling into the category of non-poster. I have been swamped at work and home. I have been away from the Quilting Board since before Christmas and am just getting back into it.

    My Christmas was busy with the kids coming home from college - thankfully they have just all gone back. Quilting is my refuge from a very stressful job. Also a stressful homelife. My husband has Stage 4 colorectal cancer and has been on chemo now two years. The chemo weeks are awful and I find locking myself in my daughter's old bedroom and sewing is my only salvation.

    I have several ideas for my partner. Hoping to narrow down what to do and get started this weekend. I tend to get my projects down way before the due date.

    I am easy to please. I chose my dining room, becasue I recently redecorated and really do not have too much deocration there.

    I can't wait to see wht my partner comes up with.

    This seems like a very fun idea for a swap and can not wait until my surprise arrives!!!

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    Robinlee, sounds like there is never a dull moment at your house! My ex was a contractor, so I know about the never-ending home renovations. It looks like you have plenty of space for goodies in that entryway!

    978gray, it sounds like you have your hands full. I'm happy that you are getting life back to a routine with the kids gone. The holidays are so hectic when you go from an empty nest to a full house! (I hope to live to see the empty nest and enjoy it!)

    I think I've kind of decided on what I'm making for my partner. Looks like I'm going to Columbus, GA this weekend, so I'll be able to make a trip to Joanne's and use my 30% off everything coupon for supplies

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustysMomma View Post
    Robinlee, sounds like there is never a dull moment at your house! My ex was a contractor, so I know about the never-ending home renovations. It looks like you have plenty of space for goodies in that entryway!

    978gray, it sounds like you have your hands full. I'm happy that you are getting life back to a routine with the kids gone. The holidays are so hectic when you go from an empty nest to a full house! (I hope to live to see the empty nest and enjoy it!)

    I think I've kind of decided on what I'm making for my partner. Looks like I'm going to Columbus, GA this weekend, so I'll be able to make a trip to Joanne's and use my 30% off everything coupon for supplies
    Sounds like everyone is off and running! I went to the fabric store today and bought fabric....( I love buying fabric heh heh..) cannot believe there is so much that i do not have. this is going to be so much fun!




    Saw a picture today that describes our home attitude towards fabric accumulation:
    "My husband said if i buy anymore fabric, he is going to leave me.. I am sure going to miss him!"

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    Sounds like I am the odd ball! I choose my daughter Jayla, she is 3, she turns 4 in June. She loves horses and dogs, she is defiently my daughter and her favorite color is purple, like a bright medium purple followed by pink. I plan on making her either a purple ombré or a rainbow quilt I haven't decided. She received a quiet book with crayons and coloring pad for Christmas from my mom. She will love anything! She always help pick out the fabric and presents for my swaps, so I hope my partner likes it, we are going shopping Saturday. She doesn't know I choose her room, I don't know if I will be able to keep it a secret!

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    I thought I'd share this little different casserole carrier that I just ran across on Pinterest. Usually, they're made square or rectangle, but this one is round. I'm not sure I'd have any use for a round one, but some of you might....

    http://elisabeth-dixiedoodles.blogsp...h-carrier.html

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    ok this sounds like some new fun here, I'd like to try this one....
    The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want..... for anything

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