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

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    Super Member wanda lou's Avatar
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    DM those are stunning placemats, I love the colors. I bet she really liked them.
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    Wanda Lou, thank you! Oh yes, she was very excited. It was supposed to be a surprise, but when she asked for a teapot cover, my boyfriend said "maybe she can make one to match the placemats she made you" and the cat was out of the bag. So, I made one of those too. Here's the pictures:

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    It's a variation of the Amish basket square, which I'd added the corners to for it to be straight, so I just left off the top corners for this, and used Insul-Brite for the batting. I wasn't able to quilt this piece as much as I wanted to, because it was so tight when I got all the layers together, but I think it worked out OK. We took it all to her for Christmas and she used the teapot cover while we were there. The tea stayed at a hot to drinkable temperature for about 2 hours. Every time the cover went on or off, she'd look at me all excited and smiling.

    I am going to have to make her a 11 cm x 12 cm handle wrap with velcro to hold it on though. The whole teapot is metal, so if they leave the handle up, it holds the heat in well enough that the handle is too hot to pick up. My boyfriend is going back to see them for his nephew's christening in 2 weeks, so he'll take that to her then.

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    It feels good when others appreciate your handmade gifts. I have a MIL that does not care real well for anything homemade but a grandmother that just dearly loves them and treasures them to the max!
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    How many do we have signed up for this swap so far?
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, and 4 crazy cats!

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    Sewnsewer2, I have 4 on my list so far. Still trying to get the word out.

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    i have pm-ed my info to be in, so want to say also, love the placemats and i make stuff all year long and now its trying to keep the lid on it with a 3 yr old, so i tell her they are all surprises, well i will meet and great u in a few got to put little one to bed, asap, i will be back

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    Welcome Lovngrandma! We're now at 5!

    I'm glad you like the placemats. I'm a bit of a placemat fanatic.

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    I am In!!! Thanks and i am looking forward to this! I live in a log cabin.. my decor is a mix of country, rustic, and traditional..(that's only because I can't make up my mind..lol) My kitchen is wood, sage green and a deep brownish red. My bedroom is periwinkle, and wood.. did I say I live in a log cabin? My great room is wood, i use a lot of sage green and reds. I just love everything. There is nothing that I would not like. I have been sewing for 54 years and quilting for 20. I do not hand quilt , tho. If my pal wants more than one of whatever i make.. send me a message! Thats all folks! Cannot wait!

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    p.s. i really love the placemats and tea cozy!!

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    ok im back,guess this is a like meet and great, if u did not read my profile, im a 50 yr old this year , and a grandma to 2 of the fairest princesses of all, and one i am raising, the other one i get to babysit, enjoy them both, a little bit about me,i love unique, different things, i love hummingbirds and snowman, but for home, well we are able to be paying off our mobile home this year so we are going to repaint all the bedrooms, well the 2 bedrooms, im doing a corkwallin my sewing room, and our room which is in the swap is going to the theme of under the sea--- jsut love ocean fish, clown fish bright beautiful fish and those coral rocks jsut so pretty, and of course im different so i love dolphins, the little girl had surgery and has been back in our room forabout 8 mnths now, i jsut cant do with the monoters, but we hae a ocean life night lite that shines on the ceiling, so so cool, and the brighter the better, jsut love bright colros and also love black as contrast, ,, we as a family love horses, and wildlife, little one is princesses adn fairys, hubby is fish and racing, and ks sity chiefs, and my son had to move home after losing his job for a bit, and he is into wild life and girls, lol, he is 23 and single, we are a quite diverse family , in as we all like the same thigns with a few special likes of our own, i watch comedys with him and he watches iceskating and gymnastics with me, and he watches his certain scary movies i dont care for nad im sewing, , and while he works and im having time doing all kinds of things we do dance moms, project runway, lofe teh hallmark chanel, and of course its not complete day with out DOra are the fairys lor sophia the first a new princess show, and of course my littel ponies, we all love horses, and even the gents watch a fairy show form time to time, well if anyone watns to knwo mor e ,, jsut ask, i do quilting and other thigns as well, do lots of handwork, the quilting will be hand done,, i enjoy these swaps and exchanges bless you all and have a stitchin fun and interesting creative day,

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