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    Good for you he didn't need the candy anyway. My 2 favorite things fabric and candy to give me energy to use the fabric

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    When they come out with the first "Quilted Northern" commercial and you call them to say what they are showing isn't quilting but knitting. And they fix it! I did call about this.

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    This machine is pretty cool. It's an automatic felting machine. It works great when you're felting wool roving onto a base of wool felt. It takes much less time then a hand felting tool, but the machines are very expensive. I have lots of fun felting. but I'm not rich enough to buy a mchine. It's never occured to me to try felting dryer lint onto fabric, but it sounds like fun. I think I'll try it.
    Louise

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    When... You barter for items in yardage amounts vs. dollar amounts... :D

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    There is a method I found to make crazy quilt blocks where the backing is used dryer sheets. I made one for the quilt ministry at my church and it is definitely the best smelling quilt ever :)

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    :?: What Pray tell is a PIG????? I'm NEW HERE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Db112527
    :?: What Pray tell is a PIG????? I'm NEW HERE!!
    PIG = Project in Grocery sack

    you've bought the fabric, thread, notions ... maybe the pattern ... and it's all in the bag waiting for it's turn to become a UFO (Unf*n*shed Object).

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    Working 8 to 5 is absolute TORTURE!!! I get to where I don't know if it is more frustrating or depressing to be sitting here oozing with energy to make a new quilt, having it all worked out in my head, and knowing I can't do anything about it until I get home.

    IF I can get to it at home. There are always house chores, and of course the treadmill that is getting dusty from lack of use.

    AGGHHHHH!!!

    I just want to be rich enough to stay home and do what I want all day long. That's not too selfish, is it? LOL :x

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    No, I don' think it is selfish at all.

    When the creative juices are moving it is hard to ignore. However for most of us: I owe, I owe, so it's off to work I go. :cry:

    Marybeth

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    Me too :cry:

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    While I do not have gainful employment, I am in a similar bind. I have 3 small kids at home. I volunteer to be their mom at hand. Not stay at home as we often aren't home. I also say volunteer, because while it's a heck of a job, I don't get paid in money..butterfly kisses, occasional hugs and smiles, and hissing, fighting and other such negativity that I often have to intervene.

    My children are young enough that I cannot have an iron down from it's safe position while they are awake. I have similar issues with the mat and cutter, and of course the machine. But I do try occasionally if I can keep them preoccuied.

    I have calculated exactly how long it is before the youngest starts school (13 months and 2 weeks) and how long it is until college for said child starts (14 years give or take a month or two)...but I can't dwell on it. I know too well that soon they will be more embarrassed of me than I am of them at the moment. Soon, story time and tuck in time will be replaced with curfews and car keys. I just hope my sanity stays in at least minimum tact until I have the opportunity to quilt my days and nights away.

    I do however, have a 6 year old with an incredible sense of color...I bet I can use this to my advantage (note evil grin)

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    you may not have paid employment, but yours is the most gainful there could possibly be. i dare anyone to think of one job more important than raising children and making a home.


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    I appreciate that a lot Patrice. Some people (employed ones) think it's so easy to stay at home with 3 little ones. One of the little ones in question has special needs as well. I never thought I would be one of those moms who could stay at home. I needed work to be my escape from home and home to be my escape from work. Before too long, my older son's needs mandated that I stay home. I normally don't mind a bit. I can't think of anyone else that I could trust with him. While I'm still not the mom that my mother was, I think I'm better than I ever thought I could be.

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    I totally second Patrice's opinion that motherhood and homemaking is the most important and awesome job there is.

    I am a almost empty nester, the youngest is almost 15. I do miss the story time and tuck in time and in general being the most important person in the world.

    In the meantime grab the moments that you can. :-)

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    We also have 5 kids that are old enough to be on their own. I know the time with the little ones is limited...I did get to snuggle with little 3 year old tonight. I don't get to do that very often. He's not normally a snugglebug. It was very cute.

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    I don't have kids home anymore and I'm retired but it is still hard to find time to quilt I spend more time on the road for the grandkids activies then I did for their parents. I give my daughter a lot of credit I don't know how she handles having 6 kids ranging from 13 to 1. As for the hugs and snuggles I get plenty everyday from the grandkids. I'm lucky enought to have them close by so I can get all the hugs and kisses anytime I want.

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    Pardon my ignorance. :oops:

    but what is a USMP soldier

    I have little military background

    Marybeth

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    Amen to that, Patrice. I would gladly trade quilting for more time with my kids... to wind the clock back to when they were little enough to sit in my lap and read or do crafts.

    If I could have one more little one now that I am older and wiser wouldn't that be wonderful! I have to wait for grandchildren instead, I guess. (Boy will they be spoiled!)

    Being a stay at home mom is the most important and rewarding job there could be.

    Enjoy every single moment while it lasts! They'll stay close when they are older because of it.

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    A stay at home mom has the hardest and most important job ever. I was a stay at home mom for 10 years. I waited to start working until the youngest was in first grade and then went to work in the school cafeteria to be off with them. Stay at home and get all the hugs and kisses you can. Poo-Poo on those who think stay at home moms have no value.

    The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.

    DD

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    I suppose I should have used US A. MP-- He's in the Military Police for the US Army. So it's US Military Police. No prob..I have no military background..I'm learning from him

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    Another use for those used dryer sheets.

    I stick those dryer sheets back into the dryer until there is no smell left.This indicates there is no oil left in them. Then, I iron out the sheets and use as the base for crazy or string quilts. This saves the price of muslin.

    Betty

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    Uh, I have actually used the gun at the Walmart in our area. No one was around and this lady needed some fabric in a hurry. I know it was wrong, but what the heck- the lady was happy and out of there in a flash. I, on the other hand, kept piling bolts on the counter until the 'real' clerk showed up. It was really Walmart's fault as they shouldn't leave temptation out.

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    According to a good friend (Leslee), itís when they go to fingerprint you at the DMV and you find you no longer have a readable fingerprint on your left forefinger. :lol:

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    "I have actually used the gun at the Walmart in our area."

    HA! You have no idea how funny that sounded when I first read it. I've actually been tempted myself... :wink:

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    what gun are ya'll talking about?

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