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Thread: What are you asking for for Christmas?

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    What are you asking for for Christmas?

    I don't know what to ask for for Christmas. I am thinking about an Ipad 3. But then I think I will be online too much. I found The Quilting Board and now I spend too much time here and not enough sewing. And it's not even the board that I spend my time. I will read about some nifty gadget or see some pattern or fabric and off I go in search of it on Google and there goes my times!

    Sounds like I'm addicted to the computer! My sewing machine was down (I thought) for about 3 weeks and I spent all my free time on the computer; sometimes I would spend 6 hours at a time on my desktop. Doesn't that shout "don't get an Ipad 3?"

    Okay, what do I get for Christmas? I don't need any fabric or patterns or books or magazines. No clothes or shoes or purses. The LQS around here aren't buying new fabric and aren't having any classes, so that's out. My husband needs an idea for me. He'll end up getting me a Visa card and that's okay, but I made him a King quilt and bought him some very nice shoes plus other items. I don't want him to be empty handed when it comes to me. But I have all the quilting things I need. Help!!

    Maybe an Ipad 3 I could watch Netflix on and YouTube videos in my sewing room and have patterns up of quilts I'm making instead of using copy paper and all that ink to print instructions for the patterns. That was the main reason I wanted it. And so I could Facetime my husband because he works for the railroad and is always out of town at a motel and we could see each other and talk. That would be so nice!! I don't have the set up on my computer.
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    DH has already had me pick out my main gift...he got me a new MacBook Pro laptop! He also had me order an American Girl doll for myself. We got 2 of our granddaughter's each 1 for their bdays last month and I'm making clothes and bought trunks for their dolls for them for Christmas. DH said I need 1 too so I can "play" with them! Yea! He said he has bought me something to open on Christmas as well. I'm not spoiled...just well taken care of!

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    "I am not sure what I want" was the answer I gave my husband. So he decided for me.......a shopping spree at JoAnns, either online or in the store my choice.

    I couldn't think of anything.....I got a brand new custom built computer for my birthday, a new laptop a few months ago out of the blue. A LA machine with frame, a stash to keep me busy for 5 lifetimes, 2 sewing rooms.

    A beautiful home, a loving husband, 7 mean arse kids and 13 wonderful grandkids, 3 dogs and 1 very pesky cat.... I have all I need.

    As Diannia says............" I'm not spoiled...just well taken care of!"
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    i would like to dream here a few minutes. would love an ipad3....
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    I have the same problem every birthday and Christmas - when you have what you need it's hard to want more. So I like to read and still love to have books rather than the computer (even though very tempting) because I love the feel of books and also don't want to spend more time on the computer than I already do. And I do like gift cards for places to eat and fabric stores, even Amazon.com has great gift cards. My friend has an I-Pad, given to her by her daughter and she uses it for pictures, takes it on vacations and has a wonderful time.

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    I don't need a thing nor do I want anything. I have everything I want. When I decide I want something I just go and buy it. That way I get what I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    Maybe an Ipad 3 I could watch Netflix on and YouTube videos in my sewing room and have patterns up of quilts I'm making instead of using copy paper and all that ink to print instructions for the patterns. That was the main reason I wanted it. And so I could Facetime my husband because he works for the railroad and is always out of town at a motel and we could see each other and talk. That would be so nice!! I don't have the set up on my computer.
    For the Netflix, Youtube, and pattern part, a Kindle Fire will do all of that for MUCH less than the iPad3. I have the original Kindle Fire, and LOVE it. I use it to stream movies/TV while DH is gaming on XBox live on the big TV, I read books, Facebook, etc, etc.

    Works like a charm for me! (And you'll have money left for quilting stuff!)
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    Since I am my own Santa, I've taken great care of me! So far I got a new desk chair, an iPad 32gb, a new Toshiba laptop, a new Citizen's ecodrive watch 'cause my Ebel needs about $500 worth of work done at the factory and of course assorted fabric and thread. And, sneak that I am, I already know what my daughter is getting for me (at least in generalities); what, if anything, the rest of them get for me I won't know. I usually don't want them to get me anything...but prefer that they either do something really nice for someone who needs it, or give their families something nice. Now I know some of you might be thinking that I've already been too extravagant...but, when my husband was living, he was much more generous than I am to me. So I've really racheted things down quite a bit...but I also like to give as much as I can to charities so I guess it evens out.
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    I would like a new quilting table with drawers and stuff, so far the only place I have seen it is Nancy's Notions, but alas, I have no idea what to do with the table I have now, and I love it too. Hmmm, maybe someone needs a quilting table .
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    I am asking for an Accuquilt Go. I finally showed it to my DH the other day. He called it, "manufacturing equipment". Whether or not I receive it is another question.

    To JCrow, I would ask for the Ipad. It seems like you would get alot of use out of it.

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    My husband and I don't exchange gifts. It's a struggle just to get enough money for the kids.

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    I have already bought a few things for myself- a couple of books and feet for my FW. I joined a Fw club and i bought them at the first one. I told him he had to wrap them.i don't really need anything, but my want list is long. Lol Dh just found out that he is done working after next week, so my biggest wish is that I will still be able to get things done b/c when he is home, I can't seem to accomplish much.
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    I just booked my Christmas and birthday gift from my husband....I get to go see my BFF in January for 4 days! We haven't been able to get together for 3 years and really miss each other.
    Last year I was supposed to go and couldn't due to health issues with my Mom and her sister and BIL...that was the entire winter. Then hubby had to fly down to his Dad twice last year.
    His Dad is gone now, so we won't have to reserve the money to send him at a moments notice.
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    Maybe take your Christmas gift money and give it to a charity that feeds children or protects orphans.

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    My husband went by himself and purchased a $ 300.00 gift certificate to my LQS - he couldn't wait and gave it to me already - I love it.

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    Facetime is totally cool! Now instead of hollering upstairs to my kids to come down for dinner, I contact them via Facetime and "speak" to them. Love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    Facetime is totally cool! Now instead of hollering upstairs to my kids to come down for dinner, I contact them via Facetime and "speak" to them. Love it!
    What is this blissful contraption of which you speak? I don't have to scream up to my son anymore???

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    My romantic DH just told me he orderedme a new snow blower! I think I 'll get him a gift certificate to a LQS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonomine View Post
    What is this blissful contraption of which you speak? I don't have to scream up to my son anymore???
    It's an app on the Ipod/Ipad/Iphone and actually on any newer Mac, I guess. It's like Skype. I click on her name, it contacts her, and then poof! We are looking at each other. Not that she ever looks particularly happy to be contacted in this way, but I love it.

    In fact, I can see many useful applications..."You are at the movies? Wave the phone around and show me the theater seats!" LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
    My romantic DH just told me he orderedme a new snow blower! I think I 'll get him a gift certificate to a LQS.

    Haha!! Too cute
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    I just got my gift........

    A 200 dollar shopping spree at JoAnn's online..........should be here by Christmas.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    My husband doesn't know it but he got me a rather large order of fabric........

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    A Mint robotic floor cleaner and an old fashion rocking chair, not a platform or glider. Just one like grandma used. Well, one son got me the Mint. Yea!!! I have been using it and have named it Gilroy, because "Gilroy was here" and he is! LOL Cleans his little heart out. I put everything on Facebook that I wanted. Along with those two things, Gift card to Hancocks and Joanns and the LQS and and..... I really have so much already..wonderful husband, great kids(all 8 of them) lots of room to spread out the sewing. What else could anyone ask for?
    Hope everyone has a wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!
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    Wishing elder daughter would call us and that son would send a little gift of h&D fruit or Swiss colony gift...and remember that they will not always have their parents...that would take a miracle...but its the season for them.

    Yes, I still believe in Santa Claus, at the young age of 70 years!.

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