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Thread: It's my day off!

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    And I'm spending it in my sewing room! After sending DH off to work with a kiss and a cup of coffee, I'm going to throw in a load of laundry, do some dishes, and then retreat to my bat-cave for some well deserved time one-on-one with my fabric. I've been working 2 jobs for the last lil while and think I've earned my extremely rare day-off-without-the-hubby. I have my father-in-law's placemat to work on finishing, a baby quilt to start piecing, and a set of pillowtops to work on (read: take apart and rebaste because its so crooked it belongs in Vegas). Thinking of inviting my neighbor over for a little while in the afternoon, maybe. Been meaning to give her the quilting bug, but there just hasn't been time. Although I don't know if today would be the best day, since the only piecing to be done today is on a quilt that is a gift for her. Perhaps I'll set up a date when she can come to my work and we can go shopping. :-D

    I'm so happy. I just got my sewing room rearranged and I haven't had the chance to USE it in its new prettyness until today. Woohoo!

    Sloan

    (By the way, I just figured out if you shift to the right one key with your right hand while typing my name it spells spam. How funny is that? -S;pam)

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    YAY !!!!!!!!!

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    YAY!!!!! That's my idea of a perfect day - the only thing is i'd might spend it in my jammies!!! Totally enjoy your day!!!

    .....take apart and rebaste because its so crooked it belongs in Vegas)
    And that comment about made me spit out my diet dew this morning!!! :thumbup:

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    Lucky you. I am glad you get some well deserved time to sew. :-)

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    Enjoy your day

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    Good for you! Enjoy your day. I took the day off yesterday to catch up (actually to START) on Christmas gifts and I'm so glad that I did.

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    Oh how I long for one of those days, DH is laid off right now and he has his nose in everything I do. :roll:

    Don't get me wrong, he is a wonderful, loving man. LOL

    JulieM

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    yes... there's a different energy and focus in the house when our men are always home, isn't there? Mine is retired two years now. It's a different kind of life for me now, although he's not a needy kind of guy. This morning he has Just left for a doctor's appointment. I get all celebratory inside, relishing my couple of hours to myself.

    enjoy your day, s;pam! Comfy slippers, and No Bra. lol...

    p.s. would Love to see photos of your new & improved sewing room (if you haven't already posted them!) :-)

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    Sounds like the perfect day to me!! ENJOY :D:D

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    Comfy slippers, and No Bra. lol

    I am with you there

    JulieM

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    Hey "Spam" sounds like you are going to have a great day!!!!
    Enjoy :D

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    Enjoy your day! You deserve a day to yourself.

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    I love the no bra idea lol

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    Enjoy your day!! PJ's, coffee and in your "bat cave".... priceless!

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    LOL! The hilarious thing about that is that I AM in my pj's and fuzzy slippers, no bra, coffee in hand.

    The design for the baby quilt is set! So now I'm out here smoking my cigarette - I don't smoke in the sewing room, it's bad juju - waiting for my iron to heat up so I can start pressing and cutting.

    And since someone asked...

    The bed really acts more as my design board right now, because its what I have. I'm hoping to get some things hung on the wall, like a pegboard for my thread, corkboard for a "real" design board, and my rulers and such, but it's a rent house and dh is being difficult about holes in the walls. I do have a little bit more moving around I have to do - my knitting and crocheting things are moving in today, mostly so I can take the plastic set of drawers with it. The stash is hidden in various places in the room, so dh won't see how very much I actually have!

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    Sounds like you will be busy - hopefully you will get around to quilting!!!

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    Very very jealous!! Enjoy your day!!!

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    oooh! I think your little room looks wonderful. Clean and Clear - great for Thinking and Focusing. My quilting corner is one end of our long bedroom. It's pretty messy right now as I'm doing some frantic sewing and quilting in there; but it's tidy compared to some as it such a small spot - no room for messes. lol... And it Is a problem when we are renters - am not now, but was for many years. and you are making a JigSaw puzzle quilt? wooHOO! it is right up there at the top of my list. There's just something about the way they look that intrigues me. Want to make one for my grandboy. Can't wait to see yours...

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    Yeah, I was looking for ideas that would be fairly quick to piece together, because I do all my quilting by hand, and the baby is due in early April. o.O I'm going to be on a tight enough schedule as it is! Then I saw the jigsaw and just knew it was right - mom will love it, and you have a lot of freedom with your fabric choices, which lets me use some of the more bold prints I know both parents enjoy.

    But personally, I think my dh is just being paranoid about the hole in the wall thing...what landlord expects you not to hang pictures?!

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    Try hanging a large piece of flannel or a flannel sheet and just use pushpins to hold it up. I don't rent but that is how mine is hanging.

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    The flannel would be like velcro for fabric pieces, right? Or at least, that's the idea?

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    Lucky YOU! Enjoy your day :D:D:D

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    Sounds like the perfect day to me! Enjoy!

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    have fun

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    Try hanging your pictures with needles or straight pins. Put them in at a fairly sharp angle and you'd be surprised how much weight they will old. Makes just a little hole in the wall that can be "pressed" out with your finger or fixed with a dab of white toothpaste. Of course, this does not work on plastered walls but, it does on drywall!

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