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Thread: MY Christmas Wish List

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    MY Christmas Wish List

    First of all, let me say how much I have gleamed and learned from all your vast knowledge from this site. Listed below is the new tools and things I have added to my Christmas list. I am eager to know what is on your Christmas list?

    Needle Nanny by Piece of Cake Design
    Kay Buckley's 4 inch scissors
    self-healing mat that will rotate
    Creative Grids's non slip crazy rulers
    a retractable extension cord to take with me when I meet my friends for sewing day. We meet once a month, and everyone just brings whatever they want to work on...FUN!

    I am sure there will be other things, I will see or hear about on here, that will be added before Christmas
    Lisa

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    The creative grids Scrap Crazy 6 template set is on my wish list. I see it listing at about $26 in the US but way beyond what I am willing to pay in Canada.

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    I'd like the cleaning fairy to clean and straighten out my sewing room. It's one of the bigger bedrooms. Just so much STUFF that I can't walk around, or even scoot my rolling chair to my design board! Too many boxes of fabric, projects and scraps. Things piled high. And an inch of dust.

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    I guess I already fulfilled my wish list yesterday at an estate sale. I got a 1948 Featherweight with the "card table"..the machine and case are pristine! so much so that it looks as if it's never been out of the case, and for some readon, included 2 foot controls. $200.00 for all. Thank you, Santa--I must have been a very good girl this year (so far!)

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    You will love the rotating mat. I have two and the favorite is an Olfa. It's green which is the color of mat I am used to cutting on. It's actually square. It was my first one and I got used to it. Then I bought a Martelli which is white and round and I just don't like it that much. Doesn't turn as easily. The Martelli is actually bigger and I thought I'd really like it, but I guess I just need more time with it.

    Does that cleaning fairy have any extra time?

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    I also have an Olfa rotating mat and dearly wish I had bought the larger one. Mine is only 12 1/2 inches square.

    This sounds horrible but I would love for Santa to find DH a part time job. He decided to retire about 3 months ago and I was definitely not ready to have him round the house 24/7. He keeps trying to be helpful--which I appreciate--but usually ends up either getting in my way and making me feel guilty for being frustrated with his 'help'. Ok whining finished.

    I had to look up Needle Nannies. Interesting.
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    Dear Santa:

    All I want for Christmas is more time! I have plenty of fabric, notions and gadgets (although I could list many more that I'd like) but what I really, really want is just more time to use and enjoy what I have

    Thank you in advance -

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
    I also have an Olfa rotating mat and dearly wish I had bought the larger one. Mine is only 12 1/2 inches square.

    This sounds horrible but I would love for Santa to find DH a part time job. He decided to retire about 3 months ago and I was definitely not ready to have him round the house 24/7. He keeps trying to be helpful--which I appreciate--but usually ends up either getting in my way and making me feel guilty for being frustrated with his 'help'. Ok whining finished.

    I had to look up Needle Nannies. Interesting.
    We probably live too far apart. I'd hire him to install a couple of smoke detectors and replace some light bulbs I can't reach. Could an older neighbor in your area use him for handyman projects? My husband did all of our handyman projects before he died in 1995.

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    mine are not really sewing related but sure would help me on quilting projects: a gift certificate for weekly massage by an excellent masseuse (sp??) in our town (ok, I'd settle for every other week!) and someone to come in about once a month and really clean my house--I do a lousy job of keeping up (quilting is soooo much more fun) and DH not too willing to clean either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
    I also have an Olfa rotating mat and dearly wish I had bought the larger one. Mine is only 12 1/2 inches square.

    This sounds horrible but I would love for Santa to find DH a part time job. He decided to retire about 3 months ago and I was definitely not ready to have him round the house 24/7. He keeps trying to be helpful--which I appreciate--but usually ends up either getting in my way and making me feel guilty for being frustrated with his 'help'. Ok whining finished.

    I had to look up Needle Nannies. Interesting.
    Can you suggest some volunteer opportunities to him? Your local public library, mentoring in a school, delivering meals on wheels, etc.? Or maybe you could teach him to cut fabric for you... in another room! Good luck!

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    For a rotating mat can I recommend a "Matilda". I think mine came from Amazon and it's the best one I've ever had and I've owned 3 different ones. It spins freely as a Lazy Susan would. Can't square up quilt blocks without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingitalltogether View Post
    I'd like the cleaning fairy to clean and straighten out my sewing room. It's one of the bigger bedrooms. Just so much STUFF that I can't walk around, or even scoot my rolling chair to my design board! Too many boxes of fabric, projects and scraps. Things piled high. And an inch of dust.
    Oh, this is such a good reminder that it is time to get in and straighten up the sewing room. It is so easy for this busy room to get out of control. I needed your reminder to get in there and "get'er done". My Cleaning Fairy is on vacation this week so I will have to do it myself. Besides, she is unreliable and put things in odd places just to make me hunt for them endlessly.

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    I had to really think hard on something to 'need' for visiting Missouri Star Quilt in Hamilton Mo. What I'd written on my sticky note was Tula Pinks crazy quilt ruler. They couldn't find one anywhere but one of the ladies said MSQC has one. Oh gosh even better. I bought it without looking at it, and I absolutely hate it.
    And Tula Pink doesn't have one, she used the EZ brand one i think, looking more closely at her quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
    I guess I already fulfilled my wish list yesterday at an estate sale. I got a 1948 Featherweight with the "card table"..the machine and case are pristine! so much so that it looks as if it's never been out of the case, and for some readon, included 2 foot controls. $200.00 for all. Thank you, Santa--I must have been a very good girl this year (so far!)
    . I am Green with envy! I really want a table for my Featherweight and simply can’t find one at a reasonable price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    The creative grids Scrap Crazy 6 template set is on my wish list. I see it listing at about $26 in the US but way beyond what I am willing to pay in Canada.
    I did the E. Burns paper version of the scrappy crazy blocks. All one needs is paper, the size of the block desired, cut the shapes you want. After cutting the paper, glue it to poster board and add your seam allowance to use as your templates. Works great and does not cost much in time or supplies. Use your ruler on the templates to hold it secure while using the rotary cutter.

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    I bought a Matilda rotating mat this year and love it! I had one of the square Olfa's and my new one works a lot better for me.

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    Would be nice but I just can't justify the cost! I do a lot of 6" blocks so have cut an old mat to an 8" square and just turn it.
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    I have seen elanore burns use a ruler that has multiple slots for cutting strips. She cuts in a quarter of the time I take, so I am thinking of looking up what that ruler is, and buying one. Time saved during the cutting process is a big plus to my old knees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
    I guess I already fulfilled my wish list yesterday at an estate sale. I got a 1948 Featherweight with the "card table"..the machine and case are pristine! so much so that it looks as if it's never been out of the case, and for some readon, included 2 foot controls. $200.00 for all. Thank you, Santa--I must have been a very good girl this year (so far!)
    WOW, Mermaid .... what a great find!

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    I will certainly look into the Matilda cutting mat. I have only just started looking, and I wasn't sure what size, but now I will look at getting the biggest I can when I make my decision.

    I love Eleanor Burns, so I will definitely look up her technique on crazy blocks.
    Lisa

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    Can't think of anything I really want or need in the line of sewing or quilting supplies.

    My biggest wish list - everyone else get their stuff out of my areas so I would have room to spread out my stuff.

    I haven't really looked at new products or gadgets, either. I'm feeling old(er) at the moment and my energy level is low. I am in recovery mode from a total knee replacement and we are dealing with some family issues with are also zapping my enthusiasm.

    But - I hope that you get your wishes granted - and that you are happy with whatever it is that you wanted.

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    I think when we start out - we want "everything" -

    Then we get "everything" -

    And then we get to a point where we want to get rid of "almost everything"

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    This is a great thread. My birthday is coming up and the other night my husband asked me if there was anything I wanted. I've been so blessed and have so much that I really couldn't think of anything off the top of my head and told him I'd get back to him. I might *have* to have a rotating cutting mat. Keep posting everyone. I might find something else I just *have* to have! lol
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    I would like a cleaning fairy, too, for my sewing room AND the spare bedroom. The sewing clobber seems to have morphed on into that room.
    My husband helped buy my new machine and that will be my birthday and Christmas gift from him. :-)
    Also, we're going to Nova's FW class in February, so my Christmas wishes are done. Except for the cleaning fairy...has anyone seen her?
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