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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    hey Anastasia has a face! she does not. fooling me again dustysmom. And lovely wedding photo I have tulip fabric but its not white its black with red tulips or its white with pink and purple and I think coral tulips on it. very pretty stuff. I am thinking the black one is too dark for spring its a good deep romantic thing but not all spring long. Who doesnt want a spring one btw? if you dont yell ok as your signing up say hey love it sign me up oh oh yeah I really dont like spring and flowers and happy thoughts and yeah yell. lol its me guys.. if you want serious talk to those .. other guys all around me.

    hand quilting? sure take my teeth out with carving knives while your at it. oh and I will paper piece while its happening. oh uh NO. I like stitching squares together by hand but the actual quilting. ugh. come on over to the darker side K the one with electricity and .. machines. that thing you paid good money for. try it it doesnt hurt at all and look at all the time you will have to sew more things for swaps now that your using that machine. You can even name it if you like as you become closer friends.

    do you name your machines ladies? mine is called..machine. I dont have a name. it hates me I know it does.
    Hi Linda,
    I am sooo trying to come to the er, "dark side"...lol...Its not that I am opposed to machine quilting...its that I am not one iota of a bit good at it, especially fmq!!! It is opposed to me!! I have a gazillion books, have joined some Craftsy classes, taken classes at my local quilt group....and I just can't seem to stop the thread breakage, birds nesting, needle breaking from happening...the only fmq I have done that was ok was on some 12" square blocks that I made that I change out monthly on a wall hanging I made...I know I need to practice more, and I also bought a dry erase board to just practice the movements by hand, it is over in the corner, still in the plastic....kinda under my Grace machine frame dh put together for me months ago and all the quilts I have sandwiched waiting to be quilted...fmq'd....ARGH!!! Save me from myself!!!
    So, I am hoping that actually having a quality machine will help me...though I have seen some amazing fmq done by people who have machines that are just like what I have owned in the past...so I know in my heart it is not the machine...it is me, say it again Kif, It is ME!!
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    Okay, I'm in for the next one even though I have not received mine yet. Anastia is working on the problem. I have the worst luck with these swaps, but the first time on this site.

    Diane

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    When the swaps work the way they are supposed to they are great. Its sad when a person can take something yet not return their part of the deal. if you cant do it within the time frame be real with yourself. wait. there will be a time when you might be able to join in. Dont do it if you arent good to go with rules. timelines. reality. just my humble. and anyone can squeeze four or five hours out if it even takes you that long over the time frame of these swaps. an hour here there it adds up. that tv show can wait it will be there next week. sheesh. I am sorry you still havent received yours yet sure hope it comes with a nice fat apology.

    ok vanogay your just trying to steal the good ones from me for your information loons have a wonderful sound and I enjoy them very much. i am a big nature lover minus spides which they can become extinct and we can find some other bug to do their job. I was thinking I am excited personally about having a partner. You trade emails get to know a bit about them like they have three legs, fly space ships, eat turtles and love quilting. stuff like that. or you get people like me who are actually SUPRISE! sane. I know its true but unless your my partner you would never know that stuff.

    Tracy well how about a loon head quilt! put the head on one end the rear on the other side and well something abstract in the middle then send it to vanogay! me you could just put a rear on each end of the runner and something goofy in themiddle the man here would get a kick out of a bird rear cloth. After the goodies he brings me I think it might just work .. currently I have a forest tablerunner from jaba on the coffee table he loves. It kinda resembles turkey feathers an there deer, and fish on it and well all others go straight to the other table. this is HIS its got antlers as the center piece and he is in man heaven.

    for that I will add one last one be thankful ever thankful that he is mine. He mentioned down at the pond there was a decomposing skunk. oh ok. then it hit me and I said uh your not going to go back for the skull are you? he said well maybe. OMG. I can put it next to the squirrel one he brought me. OMG twice. pray something takes it away first. skunk doubt it. oh crud. so when you get silly gifts remember what you could have gotten. just thank your lucky stars its not a dead critters skull.
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    Linda - I know a gal around here that processes skunk hides; a fella wanted to make a skunk fur coat for the fur traders and voyagers weekends he attends - she's been trapping for twenty plus years; her second husband taught her how so now she runs miles and miles of trap lines.

    I'm a huge fan of the great outdoors and I like to go fishing/camping/hiking etc and I love watching critters in their natural environment.
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    Traci, don't pay any attention to the Brat - she's been sniffing the starch from her ironing bottle. Reduce that loon for my table runner. Just try the head on Brats, she can put othre skulls (real ones) on the other end and make it look 3-D!!
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    [QUOTE=Elisabrat;5813270]When the swaps work the way they are supposed to they are great. Its sad when a person can take something yet not return their part of the deal. if you cant do it within the time frame be real with yourself. wait. there will be a time when you might be able to join in. Dont do it if you arent good to go with rules. timelines. reality. just my humble. and anyone can squeeze four or five hours out if it even takes you that long over the time frame of these swaps. an hour here there it adds up. that tv show can wait it will be there next week. sheesh. I am sorry you still havent received yours yet sure hope it comes with a nice fat apology.

    Agreed! I was about 3 days late sending mine out, which I loathe being late!! I had a broken machine and some "dye running from red silk thread issues"...I was in touch with Anastasia about it all, and was racing like a mad woman to get it finished! I know emergencies happen...but if it seems to happen over and over from the same person, well..And, for me, if I couldn't have gotten mine done, I would have asked Anastasia if I could send my "swappee" the table runner that I had received....and I LOVE the one I got...but to me that would be a fair option...and this is just my humble opinion...
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    Also, Elisabrat, my dh sounds like he would fit right in with some of the "critter stuff" you speak of...I actually call him Jed Clampett...We have been married almost 30 years..so it is said with love...mainly..
    He has his Critterville room, and residing in there are several rattlesnake skins he tanned from ones he has killed, a wild boar skull that he did a "European Mount" on, whatever that means...he and our son shot it in Dec 2011, and yes, it was processed and they love the meat! I admit I have tried the pork chops, and they are good...but the sausage, pulled pork, etc...no thanks! He also has a tarantula that is encased in plexiglass...and this past summer he came in and had a horned toad skeleton...he found it on our acreage, weird deal, as it looks like it was just standing and died, every bone intact...dh said he had never seen anything like it, and of course it is now sitting on a shelf in there, too..I have some pics of his stuff, but I don't know if it would be ok to share them here...quilting to critters...hmm...probably not.
    Whats really funny is when we moved out to the country, and had our 1st big storm and lost electricity (our house is all electric, so when it goes there is no heat or a/c, no water (well pump is electric), etc). Tho I don't hunt or "rough it" well, I always considered myself more like Laura Ingalls...after our 1st storm experience I told dh I was more like Nellie Olsen...we both laughed thinking of Nellie with Jed...
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    Hang in there Kiffee, trust me I know it's hard to do. I've been in the "sitting on the bench" and waiting spot many a time and this month I can honestly say I got most of my swaps promptly. But it does seem like every swap on the board has been a disaster in January, it has to be some kind of freak thing. I got a Pm from a lady saying I should have her package but didn't let her know, oops she had me confused with someone else. Then I get a package out of the blue, she says she got my name, but I already have my 2 boxes and my partners have theirs. Still have to send her a PM tonight and find out her address and real name, then does she want me to send it back or should I send her a surprise box? Honest, crazy stuff is in the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    Honest, crazy stuff is in the air.
    It's the freezing cold - some just can't handle it. LOL
    Be good to yourself - do one thing each day that makes you smile.

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    Could be dabbler312, could be.

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    I darned sure can't handle the freezing cold and I'm a minnesotan. That's why I made the last swap take SOO Long. I knew it was either going to give the people the time to deal with the holiday runaround and chaos, or it was going to make them forget.. SO I kept up with reminder PMs and harassments.. I mean.. uh.. hehe. Yea. There's always people who will be faster than others. I personally can't even get anything done until it's last minute.. Not sure what it is.. I'm a professional procrastinator. I don't mind late if I know what's going on and can relay the information so the person receiving isn't feeling jipped. I can tell them, hey just hang on, it's on it's way. I'm sure everyone is ok with that vs not knowing at all.
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    [QUOTE=kiffie2413;5813717][QUOTE=Elisabrat;5813270]When the swaps work the way they are supposed to they are great. Its sad when a person can take something yet not return their part of the deal. if you cant do it within the time frame be real with yourself. wait. there will be a time when you might be able to join in. Dont do it if you arent good to go with rules. timelines. reality. just my humble. and anyone can squeeze four or five hours out if it even takes you that long over the time frame of these swaps. an hour here there it adds up. that tv show can wait it will be there next week. sheesh. I am sorry you still havent received yours yet sure hope it comes with a nice fat apology.

    Agreed! I was about 3 days late sending mine out, which I loathe being late!! I had a broken machine and some "dye running from red silk thread issues"...I was in touch with Anastasia about it all, and was racing like a mad woman to get it finished! I know emergencies happen...but if it seems to happen over and over from the same person, well..And, for me, if I couldn't have gotten mine done, I would have asked Anastasia if I could send my "swappee" the table runner that I had received....and I LOVE the one I got...but to me that would be a fair option...and this is just my humble opinion...
    K[/QUOTE. It happen to me also,my belt broke,on my machine,and I was running all over trying to borrow one so I could finish it,,I didn't mean to be late,I also felt bad,getting it out late,but I hoping she will like it,and forgive me ,,iam in for this one and have a plane goin just waiting on my name,,
    Sherrie

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    I don't mind the being late so much as long as I know. It's the not saying anything that drives me nuts. But I will admit, I am one that when I sign up I do it right then and mail. This is just the way I started and I know if I changed now, I'd forget something and would be late all the time. Don't want that!

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    I agree with Jaba - as long as I know I don't mind the late - the waiting. It's when nothing is being said that make everything hard and I have been on the bench - in the cold - all alone - waiting - looking inside that mailbox, sniff, sniff!! I got my table runner pretty much on time and my secret pal boxes as well. Maybe 2013 is going to be a good year for me!!
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    oh it is maybe you will get me Vanogay and heck a few suprises from the man as well extra credit gifts! let me ask what is in his pocket..HONEY?
    dabbler he wants to see the skunk coat. he said that would be soooo cool. sigh.
    Dear Nellie and Mr. Clampett the dear man would love to come stay with you and go on a treasure hunt. he kept knodding as I read your post and he said see! see! GROAN.

    Alright are we there yet? ready ready.. I hope that by now all has been resolved. Your all correct notification is the key. if your late your late sometimes life happens but dont just hide under your dinner table and hope no one notices. SAY SOMETHING its truly not that hard. then I wont have to start singing again like I did in the last swap. no one wants me singing. la la la laaa (need a quick tune anyone).

    I hope all that late talk does not prohibit new sign ups. This is a great swap and worked mostly really well lol. Same as all the other swaps. for the most part it went very smooth. the chatter is fun. the work in progress is great inspiration and well I have to make this for someone! anyone want one of my runners??? no glitter promise.. unless you like glitter . I will even make you a Christmas runner if you prefer! or a halloween or an easter or a fourth of july one whatever you want I can do it. mostly unless you want like horses fresh out of horses. oh oh I have some cute cat fabrics.. maybe a chocolate and raspberry colored runner? cabbage and roses? (kaffe fassette)
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    just sent my info and ready to start another runner. The last one was alot of fun and I got a geat runner.
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    i love the table topper i rec'd, and i hope my recipient will love the one i'm sending, or at least like it well enough it could be a mother-in-law gift. but....i am sitting out the month of february. i have some projects i just HAVE to get done, because i promised my dh i would. i will look forward to a 3rd swap coming up, and i will check in because i will miss you guys!
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    nancia but who will steal my chocolate if you dont play?
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    I will steal all chocolate! Don't even bother trying to send it anywhere but to me. I am starving poor busy college student that needs all the chocolate she can get, especially on fridays when I'm up from 5:30am til 2am saturday at least. AND HAVE TO DO MATH! And see things I don't want to see.. hehe

    Brat, no 4th of July. No one else either! With the timing, that's hopefully going to be the next theme. So dont' do that yet! I would have liked to force you all to do a St. Patty's theme but there wasn't going to be enough time to use it. So feel free to make one of those, especially if you are someone who gets yours out ASAP.
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    That's exactly why I like the secret partners. I would have already started so I could send it quickly. Now have to wait for color and size. Was nice when it was on the sheet, because I like to get them done. Hopefully my partner will answer quickly and know what she wants....then it's the "can I make this?" and end up with something she will like.

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    The next one will go back to secret partners.
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    Whoopee!!!!!!

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    Waiting for partner likes? Hmm, darn, I wasn't thinking I had to wait for that. I have a bag full of bugs and frogs and monkeys that I was going to use for this one. Dangit! Now I gotta wait. Joann had all their holiday fabrics 30-60% off when I was there yesterday. I managed to walk out without any. I did almost buy this piece of fushia duck cloth that was in the remnants bin though. Nope, left it there. Everything else was really picked over in the remnants.

    Oh well, if my partner isn't into frogs, bugs, and monkeys, maybe I'll get to use the yellow remnant I didn't get to use on my mug rug. When I bought it, I looked at my friend Tracy who was with me & said "this just screams MUG RUG!" & she agreed, then I did something completely different after I got their color preferences. I did kinda use a little of one of their colors in it anyway....out of the 8 fabrics I used.

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    Hehe.. pretty sure there is nothing written in stone that says you have to go by what your partner suggests..Nor that you must wait til they give you more information. If I was partaking, I would probably send my DISLIKES more than my likes.. because I like most everything, but in the theme of this, I'd have to say I dislike pastel colors and pinwheels... haha and I know, if someone hadn't waited for that, that's exactly what i would end up with But I would still appreciate it.
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    Ooh, I like doing pinwheels~! I must make you some Ana! Oops, Elisabrat told me I was a brat, and I guess I am, lol!

    Knowing what your partner doesn't like is a HUGE help. Elisabrat could have used that info on the last swap for the glitter! The only way my fabrics will work is if I get someone who is really whimsy to be honest. I bought the fabrics in anticipation of making a friend's little girl quilt, but her mom has since bought her a new bedspread, and she's in the marker all over everything phase, so I guess I'll use it for something else for now.

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