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

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    Senior Member lovngrandma's Avatar
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    I have made a few sets but do not use them , as we eat in our chairs , for the most part, got to much stuff in my house , well a tiny kitchen , no room, but yes those are so pretty, the deep colors are rich and so pretty, i love the bright and also the bold and rich, not much on pastels and light , guess like my niece says her anuntie home makes a statement, hehe

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    Elainelquilt thank you so much and welcome to the swap! I love that you live in a log cabin! The thought of that conjures up all kinds of images and decorating options! I'm a big fan of the rustic look, but my idea of roughing it is the Marriot.

    Welcome Lovngrandma, it sounds like you have your hands full but are loving every moment with them both. Under the sea for a room theme reminds me of the beach. Coral is one of my 2 favorite colors, so of course I think of the beach and think of lots of coral and seafoam green. I just did a batch of beach themed mug rugs for the admin people in my boyfriend's department and posted the photos on my profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustysMomma View Post
    Elainelquilt thank you so much and welcome to the swap! I love that you live in a log cabin! The thought of that conjures up all kinds of images and decorating options! I'm a big fan of the rustic look, but my idea of roughing it is the Marriot.

    Welcome Lovngrandma, it sounds like you have your hands full but are loving every moment with them both. Under the sea for a room theme reminds me of the beach. Coral is one of my 2 favorite colors, so of course I think of the beach and think of lots of coral and seafoam green. I just did a batch of beach themed mug rugs for the admin people in my boyfriend's department and posted the photos on my profile.
    Thank you ,
    I grew up in La so no beaches there, that are healthy to swim at, but i love the aquarium fish, clown fish have been a fav of mine for many years and afer my husbad retires we want to go fishing over in Florida, he was to go Tarpan fishing fand i want to go Blue Marlin fishing, and i have been todl ther is a seaworld over there and i want to go to it, as i can walk under fish are around fish , jsut not under the water literally, cant stand the feeling of being confined, goggles and nose and all , not for me, i enjoy looking, and we ahve a fish tank here at home a 25 gal one with a like 2 fish but jsut gold fish for the toddler, i want a sale tank but hubby says i need to wait, and get a nice tank and put it in my sewing room, later when we add on, i get a an extension to my kitchen and an added bedroom to be my sewing room, east sun, andthen my plants can live and i can have fish, and my quilting and sewing and my blood pressure will go down and stay down, he and i are hoping anyway, lol, looking forward to his swap, i have made myslf like 4 sets of mug rugs, and also did some plastic canvas ones as ell, and crotched pot holders fo rchristmas , oh baby up , bye fo rnow

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    Lovngrandma, I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. We moved there when I was almost 5 and I moved away at 18-1/2. My dad was more into fishing than the beach, so I don't recall going much with him. After my parents divorced when I was 10 though, mom's boyfriend would take us to the beach with floats to ride the waves. That was the beach to me as a child. Our favorite place to go was Huguenot Park, which is at the beginning of the Inter-coastal Waterway. The waterfront of the park is shaped like a cursive U, with the inside being where the waves were. To the left of that was a quiet section where you could wade and watch the windsurfers, and on the right of the waves was a sea wall with a quiet area that was very deep. It's across the water from Mayport Naval Base, and if you were there at the right time, you could watch the aircraft carriers come and go from their long deployments or the carriers bringing loads of cars in from overseas. The quiet sections were also magnets for jellyfish. They would hatch their babies on the left side, and go to the right side to beach themselves to die. We were always fascinated with the live ones, how you could watch everything their bodies did internally.

    The first time we went to the beach in Denmark, it was a tiny beach close to my boyfriend's brother's house. The kids had bunches of jellyfish in buckets and were swimming among them like it was nothing. I just couldn't make myself get in, even though they weren't the stinging kind, because of my experiences at Huguenot Park as a child.

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    hey things are soundy 'fishy' around here. one does not need placemats only shoot 101 other ideas right guys? ok tell me here who has too many potholders? I use mine til they plum die. easy enough to make do you make your own? no you gift them. then there are tablerunners, table mats those things you put in the center of a round table or small square table not long just .. well a mat to put under your hot dish or flowers.. what about dish towels? or fancy towels for the bathroom with fabric trim? or embroidered if your machine

    been stung by jellyfish bore the results for almost half a year. hurt to shower sting sting sting. no snorkling with jellyfish is the final vote.

    back to sewing come on in join along this is a fun no pressure swap. oodles of time to complete your project. Jan (JABA) on the board has made tons of placemats with her Diamond group boom swap. she used 12" blocks and put half hex on each end. They came out great. Lots of great uses for regular blocks which well quilters do rather well. wall hangings always room for one of those nice splash of color in your favorite fabrics/tones.

    jump on in! the water here is warm!
    Linda
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    Hello everyone.. I left out a few things.. I am 62, soon to be 63. Grew up on a farm so I love all things ftly working on 3arm related. Was a widow for a while and then I met the most remarkable man on e-harmony and the rest is history. lol. I have 2 grown sons with families of their ow. I have 2 beautiful grandsons, ages 2 and 12 and a beautiful grand daughter age 11. The 2 year old calls me "mema" and he is the true love of my life. I have been sewing for 54 years and starting quilting in 1990. I am currently working on 3 bed quilts and a huge quilt made entirely of civil war repo fabrics. Cannot seem to get enough of these fabrics these days. I have never used Batik and dont really care for them.
    I also love 1930's fabrics. I ride a Harley and I am an avid gardener. I have a ginormous veggie garden and can and freeze. I also have many many flower gardens. I also love animals.. we currently have 2 cats that i rescued before i remarried. My faithful cocker died 2 years ago and i am ready for another dog.
    My husband turned the neglected and dirty pool house into an amazing studio for me. I will post pics sometime.

    I am really looking forward to this swap and getting to know everyone. well enough about me.. cannot wait to start!
    Have a blessed and fun day!

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    I've been thinking about what I might want to ask for on this swap, and I'm so torn! There's so many things I could use. I need potholders (thanks Elisabrat for reminding me!), I'd love an Auburn orange and blue bar runner, a graduation themed (could be orange and blue too!) table runner, a bright abstract wallhanging to go over our king size bed or in the colors of my placemats to go in the dining room, bags are always useful, I need a smaller toiletry bag (my boyfriend calls mine an aircraft carrier ), and I could go on and on!

    Elisabrat is right. We make all these pretty things for everyone else, but swaps are the only way we get them for ourselves. Then they're so special to us that we don't dare give them away!

    For those who don't already know me, I'm pretty simple actually. I'm a management accountant and the mother of a 20 year old, Dusty. My boyfriend is a professor and department chair at Auburn University. In the summer, we love to travel and boat, and in the fall we have season tickets for Auburn football (WAR EAGLE!) Now that the college football season is over, it's sew sew sew until it's lake time again. I also have a terrible addiction to Pioneer Trail on Facebook.

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    DustysMomma; i feel the same way. everything i make i love and it's always for someone else. So this is the perfect way for me to get something for myself!! I just wanted you to know that i JUST quit Pioneer trail the day after Christmas, after playing since the very beginning. I started when there were only 900 players. It has been hard for me to stay away but I am managing. have a great day!

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    wow my computer went nuts! lol. i meant to say all things farm related. sorry ladies.. i hate to type
    have agreat day

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    hello again. surely others will sign up! think we need to sing the song in other forums? uh did you hit the doll quilt people dusty? or the mug rugs?

    I love that your all introducing yourself. I am basically known as the brat around the forum. for some reason that is unexplainable to me I have a dry sense of humor that throws people right and left. Bugs me not at all so I just go with it. I am 51! have three grown babies now and one grandchild. Cats galore all rescue. Turkeys wild that I feed daily along with the coons squirrels gray fox and deer (those buggers come even though they are not welcome) and of course our skunks that live under the outter deck. other than that i feed my dh too. I am on dialysis so either you get me here energized and ready to go or wiped out. I also had a transplant last April so its been a tiring year. I know this year will be so much better. I am incredibly lucky to be here today. I never forget it.

    now onto fun things: How about a running sign up list? this might encourage others to join seeing there is lots of room?

    1. Elisabrat (tada I signed up first!!!!)
    2. dustysmom (assuming your playing)
    3. Elainelquilt
    4.. (dont really know who signed up just winging it kids)
    Linda
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