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    Quilting Christmas List

    Okay, so my DH asked what I wanted for Xmas and I do not yet have a list. What things is everyone else putting on their list? I do want a lazer light for my machine to show 1/4" BUT have no idea if there is one available or what it cost...lol.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    I asked for my very own home with my very own room for crafts.! LOL
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    I usually ask for fabric!! One year I asked for some of the 1930 fabric from keepsake Quilting. (I gave him the catalog)I thought he would get me Just a little bit. He gave me the 1/2 yard bundle of each! It's been great to have!!

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    I can't think of anything I really want. I'll have to go window shopping.
    Got fabric?

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    There wasn't anything I really wanted, but since hubby mentioned getting me a Juki, I can't stop thinking about it! LOL

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    I really like this idea, but I don't think my DH would get me the 1/2 yards. Plus he only likes shopping local. So this year I asking for gift cards from the local shops.

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    My request this year isn't quilting related. I want a new supersonic whippity do lens for my camera. I have everything a quilter would ever need, so I don't ask for quilty things. (Of course, he has everything a blacksmith would ever need, so he doesn't ask for blacksmithy things...) My only other wish is that we would have all six of our children home for Christmas. Hasn't happened in over 10 years.... :*(
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    I'm asking for a longarm class and new good scissors as well as rotary cutting blades

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    what kind of camera do you have? and what kind of lens do you want?
    Santa brought me a canon rebel T3 with big flash last year. My first digital.
    My old canon rebel I took almost 20,000 pictures with film. I take pictures for my church.

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    Last year we had all 5 kids home (in Poland) for Christmas, but this year we can't swing the cost again. So, after that particular request, which is a great one (Just me, with your 6), I do have some specific requests.

    We have one church which asks for specific Christmas wishes. I found a couple of books on Amazon that I would like. A bargello book and I think it was a book on stained glass quilting. I'd love either one.

    Last year I got June Taylor's ruler with a bunch of different slits in it for different sizes. It was great. I also got a 4" square ruler.

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    Neither DH or I need anything at all this year so we have decided to give each other the shingles vacination. REALLY weird I know but we both just turned 60 and the shot is over $200 and insurance doesn't cover it. Not a quilt item but if I got shingles I might not be able to quilt so I can justify it as a quilty item.
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    I would like one of the rotating cutting mats, every size Twister square in production, X block square, a large gift package of Aurifil threads in neutrals and fabric, fabric, fabric. I nice size gift certificate to my LQS would be great too.

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    I don't have anyone to buy me nice quilty gifts for Christmas, since my divorce. But I am seriously considering dropping by my LQS and asking them to make me up a "Surprise package" for a set amount of $. How sad is that?

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    We got really tired of returning, or re-gifting of gifts we didn't want, so several years ago DH came up with the idea of buying our own gifts...with rules, of course! lol

    The rules?
    Discuss a dollar limit.
    All gifts must be wrapped and stashed as soon as possible after purchase.
    You must still do a stocking for each other, not yourself, and whatever fits into the stocking is ok to buy, no dollar limit set on stockings...hmmm...do I see diamonds in my stocking? lol

    We've had so much fun with this. You can't imagine the looks on each others' faces to see what was bought! The funny part of all this is that WE actually forget what we bought for ourselves, so we're almost as surprised as if someone else had bought it for us.

    With that said, I'll be buying whatever I want, within our preset dollar limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    I don't have anyone to buy me nice quilty gifts for Christmas, since my divorce. But I am seriously considering dropping by my LQS and asking them to make me up a "Surprise package" for a set amount of $. How sad is that?
    I don't think this is sad at all! I think this is just about the best idea ever. My grandmother, even when my grandfather was still alive, always got herself a great present. That way, she always got something she really wanted! I am stealing this idea! Thank you

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    Are you participating in the Secret Santa this year? I am and am looking forward to it.

    I am married, but dh does not seem to think about me when he buys my gift. Like the year he gave me gold hoops, when my pierced ears had grown over the the 6th time. Last year I got fairly expensive wrinkle cream, I guess I am looking too old for him.

    I think you have a good idea in have your LQS doing a surprise package for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    I don't have anyone to buy me nice quilty gifts for Christmas, since my divorce. But I am seriously considering dropping by my LQS and asking them to make me up a "Surprise package" for a set amount of $. How sad is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    I don't have anyone to buy me nice quilty gifts for Christmas, since my divorce. But I am seriously considering dropping by my LQS and asking them to make me up a "Surprise package" for a set amount of $. How sad is that?
    Not sad at all!! I think that it is a great idea...go with it! Have them make up two or three gifts for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owlvamp View Post
    I asked for my very own home with my very own room for crafts.! LOL
    I wonder if I could get that too!!

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    I have discovered the Wish List on amazon.com. I often browse amazon for books or quilting notions, or anything else that catches my eye. I created a Wish List and add things to it as I find them. My husband and kids and grandkids have done the same thing, so Christmas shopping should be much easier this year.

    My list has a lot of quilting books - not necessarily patterns, but books about the history of quiltmaking, Civil War quilts, why quilting matters to us quilters. Hopefully, I will add to my bookcase this Christmas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith View Post
    Neither DH or I need anything at all this year so we have decided to give each other the shingles vacination.............

    THAT comment cracked me up!

    I realize you will have a professional give you both the inoculation, but my first thought was each of you standing there with a syringe in your hand waiting to give each other the shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    I don't have anyone to buy me nice quilty gifts for Christmas, since my divorce. But I am seriously considering dropping by my LQS and asking them to make me up a "Surprise package" for a set amount of $. How sad is that?
    I think a gift to you from you for coming through the trauma of a divorce is a lovely idea. Make yourself a new happy new life comforter. Look after yourself hun xx

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    I would love a new sewing table/station, but we just finished building a second garage...so, I will have to put that on next year's list. In the meantime, a gift certificate to my LQS will be great. I'm going to the quilt festival in Houston next week, so that's kinda like an early Christmas for me!
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    Someone posted on the board this week about loving their rotating cutting mat, and there were lots of others who agreed, so I suggested that as a possibility to him. I also suggested a gift certificate to Craftsy.com or possibly to FatQuarterShop.com or Connecting Threads. I like to give him lots of different ideas so he can still surprise me.
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    Just a little info re Shingles vaccine. I had Shingles in Sept. 2009. In Oct. 2011, I had the vaccine. In Sept. 2012, I had Shingles again. The only good thing about the vaccine is that 'if' you get the Shingles after having the vaccine, it won't be as bad as if you had not had the vaccine. My DH had the vaccine in 2009 after I came down with Shingles and has not had a case. And, yes stress does play a roll in the eruptions. Jinnie
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    GagaSmith, you have the right idea about the shingles vaccination. My brother didn't get the vaccination and had sure enough, shingles showed up on the top of his head and in his eye! There was a worry that he might lose sight in that eye. And the pain was excruciating. So the vaccination is a good thing.

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