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    Oh goody! Brat has a partner!!!

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    Finally got around to signing up! Christmas is my absolutely most favoritest holiday. Love all about it. Hope we get lots of people playing here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    If it comes out even, I'll do 2. You're not getting off easy , you have to make something.....
    I knew you or Brat would say that, lol.

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    Well we're up to 12, but can we get to 20? Nope, I don't count! Guess that means we need 21 or I don't play, lol!

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    OH CHRISTMAS I CAN DO! lol ok when it comes to holidays you would think I was a spring chicken still starting out needing more of this stuff.. but truth is I can not get enough. My mom was a.. grumpy sort. Very old school German. but what she did do for us was gift us all the holidays. She went all out put out stuff, let us decorate the .. ll out of her front windows. And I mean all over them. We made art! we made cut outs! we painted with window paint! the big like 8 foot by 5 foot windows all three of them.. were ours to to display our seasonal stuff. And I think back wow I was not nearly so patient. I gave my kids the fridge.. the rest of the house was a display for hallmark, for the arts for things I coordinated. Wish I had been so free spirit with that .. so in honor of Mom who passed away at 92 three years ago .. I am going holiday to the tenth degree. and no kids or grandkids so it has to be ME who does it. and I do Its a gift I gave my daughter she sent me pics of her new house.. and she says oh I cant wait to decorate for fall! for Halloween and I wanted to laugh.. the gift keeps giving.

    I saw some vintage style patriotic the other day tea stained red/white/tea colored striped fabric I needed. No one to use it on.. .. hum hum hum... course my turkey fabric is yelling WHAT ABOUT ME! so you see you get me.. you might just score the big kahuna! (oh I have tropical fabrics decided to collect a few last summer) .. or you get Jaba and your project is done right now! and well Dustysmomma would like to think she can slide off into the sunset with no partner but we can all gang up on her and well.. sneak attack. wait til the last like 1/2 hour then slide in with a sign up.. and there she is.. one of us again batiks dustysmomma batiks.. you could want a batik and black something oh dear who has any of those??? lol all of US> duck we are coming for you girl!
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    My mom didn't do a lot of decorating, just a little tree that she wrapped up (still decorated) in a plastic bag the rest of the year. Decorating was my fun thing to do and still is. My daughter just decided last year that maybe it was time for her to start doing some too (DGS is 9!). The tree and the lights are his favorite part.

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    Christmas at our house was always just the tree, until I was 11 & mother bought a silver tabletop size tree and all blue decorations. She used it for 3 Christmases and then the guy she was dating whined so much about Christmas and all the fuss that the last year she put up the tree, but didn't buy any presents. At the last minute, she felt bad about her decision and decided I needed a new set of sheets, which she bought from the clearance bin with her Sears employee discount. I got up Christmas morning & there was nothing. I was sitting in the living room floor watching a parade on TV & she came out to make coffee. She didn't say a word til she came back to get a cup. That's when she tossed me the bag & said "Merry Christmas."

    I tried to be better than than for Dusty. I decorated over the top when he was little. When I got divorced in 2005, I didn't have him here all the time & we're not usually here, so I've not really decorated much since then, but I still have everything, including the teddy bears I collected every year when he was little.

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    Brat, how did you know that DustyMomma's runner is being done in Batik?? I haven't posted anything! I know....you snuck into my studio & peeked!! Naughty you!! Gonna have to ban you from my shop!! This swap depends on my partner. I like all the holidays, but don't decorate usually except for Christmas. I guess 'cuz all those years driving around this country I wasn't home for most of them anyway. Maybe I should now. I'll think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    and well Dustysmomma would like to think she can slide off into the sunset with no partner but we can all gang up on her and well.. sneak attack. wait til the last like 1/2 hour then slide in with a sign up.. and there she is.. one of us again batiks dustysmomma batiks.. you could want a batik and black something oh dear who has any of those??? lol all of US> duck we are coming for you girl!
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    Brat, how did you know that DustyMomma's runner is being done in Batik?? I haven't posted anything! I know....you snuck into my studio & peeked!! Naughty you!! Gonna have to ban you from my shop!! This swap depends on my partner. I like all the holidays, but don't decorate usually except for Christmas. I guess 'cuz all those years driving around this country I wasn't home for most of them anyway. Maybe I should now. I'll think about it.
    You guys are evil, lol. Batiks & black, marble & black. Love it! Love it! Now who is it you have lined up to pop in at the last minute & sign up? There's still 4 bags of licorice in my pantry & I'm not afraid to use em, lol.

    For anyone who is interested in what's going into Cindy's runner, here's the centerpiece of it. I just finished stitching it out....

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/yo6w0bot4r...2015.43.05.jpg

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    Need I remind you Dusty'smomma, I said I would be your partner. I don't care what you make, but want to see that embroidery machine working itself to death!!! Think I would even handle those black cats and spiders (if you had to) but Xmas or Thanksgiving would be really nice. All kids coming home this year at the end of October to celebrate Thankgiving and Christmas. It's the only time of the year it seems that everyone can get the time off at the very same time. Going to have a BIG houseful. Decorating one room for each holiday, I'm going to think I lost my mind. Hubby is even going to decorate our house on the outside for Christmas....the neighbors will think we lost it too!!!

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    DustyMomma, that center is just GORGEOUS!!!!!

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    Cindy, I'm glad you like it. I've got 1 of the 2 side blocks finished too. They'll both be identical. This will be your last sneak peek though! I haven't taken it loose from the fixing stitches around the outside yet, but you get the idea...

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/q0wo160b24...2019.16.59.jpg

    There's a couple imperfections between the two pieces, but overall I'm pretty happy & I hope you will be too.

    Jaba, you can be my partner anytime, and not to worry, I'll be working this little baby like a racehorse for a lil bit. I have 2 aprons to make by the 2nd that have to go back to Denmark with the man's brother who's visiting that weekend. I have finally gotten what I was looking for to make Brat's housewarming wallhanging (I even got the backing half price in the remnants yesterday!) I have a wallhanging to do by the end of the month that I can't decide on for Rhonda's swap. Baby blanket and car seat quilt for my best friend's niece, who's due Thanksgiving, but I have to have them ready for the baby shower in October. And my best friend's birthday gift, which is already late, but she's willing to wait because she knows the embroidery was the hold up.

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    other than that your bored that is what I am hearing .. sheesh get a move on it/ MUSH MUSH (my new favorite swap leader saying).. you have oodles of time (UH HUH) for all that. I just knocked number 3 out of my 8 to do list this week. Phew. no trouble at all. gulp.

    I wonder is the dining room going Thanksgiving or is it going Christmas Jaba? lol and is it a red Christmas or a purple or blue one for you? so many tough decisions!
    my thoughts on these holidays: I am so ever thankful to be alive right now playing these games I am fortunate to celebrate each and every one of them. Its kinda like.. you now the red hat ladies. Do it because you can! and I buy into that 100 percent even if I don't wear hats! I wear decorations all over the bloody place
    on another note: my x wrote me a nice letter the other day and he added in the middle.. your half dead and.. your waist deep in the grave what would happen if... IF I SMACKED HIM> boy it took me like I admit it 2 days to get flaming mad. I am THANK YOU VERY MUCH still 99 percent kicking so shut the heck up. I am decorating more in his honor. He did not like all that stuff.. watch me.
    Linda
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    Oh my Brat! I'd make a trip where he was to put my foot in his tail. I don't blame you for getting mad.

    Nope, not bored, just happy to be able to do something again & covered up all over again with projects to do with my lovely new machine!

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    Momma, can't wait to see the whole thing!

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    This is for Dustys Momma. That table runner is absolutely gorgeous. Please make me your partner and do it in Patriotic colors. I just love it. I have an embroidery machine that fits onto my Pfaff, but haven't done anything with it yet. I think this is going to be a fun swap. By the way Brat, I was your partner in the mug rug swap, and I really liked the green one you did for me. Thanks loads.

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    why your welcome darlin'! and I just finished my hot pad for not your mommas hot pads. I did a mug of coffee with a big star on it.. and a woodsy circle with a buck in the middle.. I am sending a nice hot cup of starbucks to my partner. hope she gets that I do whacky things like that and is not offended. I promise however in this swap to do only nice neat seasonal of your choice things. unless you want whacky.

    wow so many sign ups now that the room is going to be a buzz with chatter! keep them coming!!! the more the merrier!
    Linda
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    I just ordered six different one yard cuts of anna griffin twinkle bright from craftsy. I started my search on the web. found it for 12.99 and a couple for 10.99. Then I went to ebay. found a few for 7.99 it was getting more tempting.. then I went to PINTEREST and there was a post by someone with the fabric variety. opened it there was the add for craftsy.. 3.99 a yard. AMAZING how prices vary it pays to look around. I think its adorable vintage style 50's wrapping paper/greeting card type prints. I now have to find a use for it... The trouble with this holiday stuff is I can't seem to get enough of it!
    Today: I was looking out the window it was a bit overcast (warm as heck but it LOOKED LIKE FALL) and I was wondering how soon can I put my pumpkins (glass) and other fall décor out without being the neighborhood nutbar? so I decided Sept 1st was the latest I would do it. not very late but it seems like FOREVER now that I want to do it That is how much I love this stuff!
    Linda
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmhall2 View Post
    This is for Dustys Momma. That table runner is absolutely gorgeous. Please make me your partner and do it in Patriotic colors. I just love it. I have an embroidery machine that fits onto my Pfaff, but haven't done anything with it yet. I think this is going to be a fun swap. By the way Brat, I was your partner in the mug rug swap, and I really liked the green one you did for me. Thanks loads.
    I'm glad you like it too! But, partner are luck of the draw dear! Remember that time is running out! We're at 12 participants right now. (Means I don't have to play, neener neener!) Come on, make me play ladies! Bring your friends! Don't forget that 20 gets an embroidered freebie for a lucky participant!

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    MORNING Buttercups! how is the world today in your neck of the woods? its going to be a lovely 88 today (UGH) and with luck overcast and maybe a bit of tiny raindrops later? Its a clinic morning for me yippee! and then a table runner tackle this afternoon. cutting at least between nap I bought this beautiful pear fabric its gilded, the pears are like 3 inches each very rich looking and two coordinates in olive green like the leaves and in a golden beige? with little gilded rust star like design on it.. they are so pretty on their own but together its like an ahhhh moment. I bought them for the table runner swap but I sure would love to see them on my table. of course I did receive about 15 new fabrics in fall from the fq swap so I could use those. gorgeous leaves.. greens rusts golden fabrics white with bright leaves, black with really pretty leaves.. ah the choices the choices. Course that leaves OODLES of fabric to make something here is that is what you love.... just saying...
    Linda
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    I'm with you, Elisa, BRING ON FALL! We've had such a nice summer (for a change) here in mid-Oklahoma, but boy it just couldn't go away without pouring on the heat one last time! It's been in 90's, heading towards 99 before end of week!! I was just thinking yesterday about putting out Fall stuff, but thot, maybe wait another week, Sept 1st at least. lol I'm ready for the pretty colors and cool weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oksewnsew View Post
    I'm with you, Elisa, BRING ON FALL! We've had such a nice summer (for a change) here in mid-Oklahoma, but boy it just couldn't go away without pouring on the heat one last time! It's been in 90's, heading towards 99 before end of week!! I was just thinking yesterday about putting out Fall stuff, but thot, maybe wait another week, Sept 1st at least. lol I'm ready for the pretty colors and cool weather.
    I am always ready for fall colors, but we don't feel like we have even had summer yet. Last year we had 86 days 90 degrees or over, and this year we have had 5 or 6 90+ days. Besides that, we are 25 inches of rain over our usual of 30 inches during the summer. Because of all the rain, we have only been able to use our pool 5 or 6 times this summer, so to us it seems like summer hasn't really come yet. I realize you in the midwest (we used to live in IL) are really getting hit with hot weather right now, but feel free to send some of that to South Carolina.

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    LOLO fmhall2, you can have all the hot weather! I hate it... Born and raised by Quincy, IL, and I remember it being hot in summer, but not like here...I just hate going out when it gets over 80 deg! I've never been a fan of hot weather. My DD mentioned just today that they haven't used their pool either as much...first too cool, now too hot...no middle. We've had almost 30" OVER our really amt of rain too, for the year even. At least we're outa the drought we'd had for 3 yrs. I like to watch it rain, good time to set and sew..lolo

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    We had a few nice showers yesterday. Cooled things off a bit. Maybe we will get enough to get the burn ban lifted.
    Sure don't want any more wildfires like we had a couple years ago. That was scary! There was a grass fire a few weeks ago from one of the dead trees falling on a power line. Several trees have fallen on the line by my daughters house but not flared up, just knocked the power out for her area a couple times.
    Hear they've got a really bad one going in California.

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    It's been an odd summer for whether here. We never have gotten that multiple weeks of 100+ degree temp & 115 degree heat index that we usually get every summer. And the rain, oh my. I'm worried that means it's going to be a horribly cold winter though.

    We're at 11 players right now. We had someone bow out due to family obligations. Come on everyone & jump in! Only a couple days til signups close!!!

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    Oh dear that might mean you PLAY dustysmomma! how horrid! I have no clue why sign ups are so limited but I think its summer still and kids are just going back to school. BUT now is the time ladies to sign up! men too if your on here! we all need a little something to spark up our homes! think how pretty a little runner might look on your coffee tble! or a wall hanging that says WELCOME in the colors you oh so love or perhaps a set of hot pads and a insulated table mat to put your dishes on when serving? or .. or.. come on sign up you can do it! you can make these things if you can make a quilt you certainly can make something much smaller to share with another quilter!

    I am READY and geared up so lets get going!! (sign up now ASAP so your insured a spot in the hottest coolest swap group online) ok (my own swap of table runners is a tie).
    Linda
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