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    For all you Texas "talkers"...I have to tell y'all () that I am up in the panhandle area...400+ miles north of Dallas/Fort Worth. Texas is like a whole "nother country" in a way...where I am we have highs in the 105+...and lows in the minuses...we just had 19+ inch blizzard end of February...with 70+ mph winds...I am in the country, so we had some tall drifts!!! I have never lived anywhere but here, so it is all I know...and I admit when I have traveled, I am always ready to get back home!! That being said, the last 3 years or so, we have been in a drought, and warmer than normal..I miss getting all of the seasons...as it seems like Spring and Autumn (my fave) get rushed thru...lol...I also looooove rain, so I definitely live in the wrong part of the state for that, there is much more rain from probably Childress south...One last thing is, when I tell people I am in Texas, several of my friends up north always think we never have Winter or cold...I have to "edg-i-cate) them about that...haha...
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    Many moons ago I went to school in El Paso, just remember those spring dust storms, miserable sand blowing everywhere. Haven't been back since, but I now have a grand daughter that lives in Dallas. For now that is her "base" she's an airline stewardess and loves it there. I keep adding little hints to travel in the winter and get out of the cold snow. Now if it just works?

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    i'm still waiting for mine. it's only been a week so i'm not panicking, just excited! and as a bad example, i am adding finishing touches to mine. had it done and then found a new direction to go in. i've been having waaaaaay too much fun!!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    dallas got some snow this year, possibly even more than we had in philly. this darn global warming! dallas had 4 seasons, but fall , winter, and spring are short. seems we always had a week-long ice storm where everything closed down. there just aren't things like snow plows and sand trucks. and of course, more than a fair share of lunatic drivers who think they can drive on ice. and itty bitty women driving hummers! but the people are warm and friendly! there's air conditioning everywhere, and life is at a good pace. and i love the land. bucks county, PA, where i am now is also a beautiful area. lots of fields and hills, and flowering bushes and beautiful fall foliage. but people are in a hurry. no time to talk, don't need new friends, they are set in their ways and like it. i made friends here through the quilt board. crazy? yes, but it saved my sanity! it was just a huge culture shock! but 90% of my family is in texas and that's where my heart is.
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    Hey Hey Hey I am BACK!!! You missed me you really did I know because I missed you guys. I am looking forward to the next great swap from our dear Anastasia I would love to hear her saying its coming (HINT HINT HINT)
    Linda
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    Glad you're home again too Brat, I'd rather call you there than in the hospital! When is the next one Anastasia???? You've had plenty of time to rest up from this one, it's time

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    jaba/Vanogay that is a beautiful table runner. Very nice.
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    Thank you, it was fun making it. THose are the one-of-a-kind, though because you buy the laser cutouts and once you use them, they're gone. I guess I could go buy more - I know a store that sells them....
    Kathleen

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    Vanogay do they have a web site to order cutouts on line? I love this runner so much and husband thinks it's pretty awesome too!!

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    i'm going to tell this story, and i swear it is the truth (hand over heart, or pancreas, left lung? i don't know). in 1977 into 1978 i was living in new england. we had the blizzard of '78. i went to a 2 story window and climbed out, with my cross-country skiis and went to a neighbor's house to get her dog. i skiied down the drift from the window and skied a little more than 1/4 mile to her house. i had to dig the door out when i got there. her poor baby was standing with his legs crossed and the water level rising in his eyes! anyway, i let him out and took him with me to our house. he pulled me on the skiis back home. it was a little tough getting him through the window. did i mention he was an irish setter golden mix? big, sweet baby of a dog. he was so happy to be out of his house! and as i recall, he was pretty hungry, too! but what fun it was to go get him. and have him pull me home!
    after that storm we moved to texas, in august! with a car and a moving truck. i had the screaming cat and the 6month old baby who was teething. dh had the truck, no music radio (we had cb's), and the car sick dog. what a trip! it took us 3 days, and re=enforced in my mind just how far away we were moving. years later i did the trip in 24 hrs straight with one break for b'fast. but that's another story! anyway, the next year we had a horrible heat wave and drought, i think it was 104 days over 100 dgrees. so i wanted to get a tee shirt that said ' i've been tested' and on the back, ' blizzard of 78, heat wave of 80.' that was a very wierd time in my life! it took 2 years to adjust to the differences , and then i never wanted to leave! granted, we were in dallas which has milder weather than the panhandle. and fewer tornadoes ! probably fewer of most things. i never saw a rattlesnake or a live armadillo. they are used as speed bumps. the boys had a tarantula as a pet. we did have little glass scorpions. they like the dark, so they get in your shoes. and when you put your foot in, WOWZER! but they're not any worse than a bee sting. trouble is, though, they are very hard to see, and easy to step on.
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    now, isn't it easier to wait when you have a story? of course it is!! lol
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    I received my runner from Letsquilt today.... love the tulips and the spring colors!!

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    mmmmmm, beautiful!! i'm waiting for my tulips to come up. have hyacinths ready to bloom, an easter lily blooming ( on the right day, too!), and i have mini daffodils in bloom. forsythia is just ttthhhiiisss close to blossoming, and the roses are putting out little leaf clusters. and someone stole my lily of the valley and my daylillies! did i mention i had the world's worst lawn care kid last summer? makes my blood boil that those lovely plants are gone! i am pleased with the new ones-- so pretty and so spring!!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Jaba, will check to see if they have an online store for the cut outs
    Kathleen

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    Nancia lovely tale I can see you climbing out a window to rescue a dog I would pretty much go into anything to help an animal. And living in AZ we had those ugly creepy crawly things. big ones. and the white scorpians you truly have to look to see them, but after I got a bug man to spray every month they stopped coming into the house. phew. those dinner plate size spiders were pretty darn nightmarish for me. I once offered to pay him double to come back but he said law wouldnt allow more than once every 28 days so we set up our visits for that. no 30 day thing for this girl. eeeegad. Loved AZ though. Javalina central. Coyote Central. Adorable quails zooming all over your yard. We had heat but night time cooled down. Sedona was at 5,000 ft so not like below. None of that for me. Now I am in the woods here in CA, we had a mild winter too mild... daffodils up all over the place (not my house) and this year the snow didnt take them out.

    On a whacked note I just ordered.. a ..snow cone machine. I wanted shaved ice. I am not to drink too much water so they suggest sucking on ice.. ok.. shaved ice for me big old dork. The kids will get a good laugh at that but come warm weather bet I might even be popular and then we will see if this old dork will share or not. watch they will use it for something like margaritas or mixed drinks. I just want the dumb ice.
    Linda
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    hmmm.....if i don't make fun of your shaved ice sno cone , will you let me have a margarita? i learned to love them in texas. it didn't take more than one to teach me! lol, and i have to admit i like the different flavors, too. it's just grown up pop. do you remember fizzies? they tried to bring them back years ago, but they weren't as good as i remembered. now we have a soda maker and dh is always drinking soda water. i like it , too, but i often add a little flavor! i am a drink junkie. not alcohol, just have to have something wet with me. can't tell you how many times i've been asked if i'm diabetic. but, nope, i just get thirsty. i like tap water just fine, but those plastic bottles sure do make it convenient! i shop at macy's mostly because you can get water at the registers. and they have nice stuff. not always expensive either. i like to manipulate fabric, so i bought an electric fry pan to melt crayons in, and a blender to mix dyes, and they were very reasonable. makes dh's eyes cross! why do you need that? to dye fabric. what fabric? remember that blue yard of fabric i did last year? lololol hundreds of dollars for supplies, all the fancy proscion dyes and i've dyed one yard of fabric so far! craaaaaazy! well, this is bedtime for me. dh has been sawing logs for several hours and i have a cat to the left of me, a cat to the right of me, a dog on one foot (literally) and one next to the side of the bed in case i want to try and make a break for it! hahahaha! i live in such a silly world!
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    here's a taste of the little bit of spring i have so far. no, i'm not going to show you the muddy floor! 8-)
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    Dear Fearless Leader Anastasia:

    Please come out of hiding. We miss you. Tell us you will be doing one more swap por favor?? pretty please? you wont have to play or anything but we do miss your chatter too. like hello world I am alive? howsa about that one? or how are you all doing? we wouldn't mind that.. I know school and life have come into play. How about you playing here a tiny bit too? um... we as is in me will behave (crossing fingers behind back)

    sincerely,
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    anastasia~ we all miss you. wouldn't you love to do another swap? when brat says she'll behave she means it. behaving badly is still behaving, just badly. mom tried to teach her but some kids are harder of learning than others! lol but we still love our little le brat! since we've gotten used to her and all. please don't let her frighten you away! she almost never bites any more. since they took out her teeth and wired her mouth shut. we're thinking of super gluing her fingers together so she can't type any more threatening letters ( her spelling has improved tho', don't cha think?!)
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    her spelling has to improve though.....sheesh its HER TYPING has to improve though. my keyboard has not a letter D nor does the O chose to work half the time I hit it ten times before it shows up. Poor Brat has a laptop that is failing grade but it still functions so she still uses it and I am telling MOM on you for tattling on me. so what if I caint spell? she knows I am the cuter one. I asked. sticking tongue at you na na naaa na na I will get all the roses on the birthday cake. Actually my lil sister was the 'baby' in our house all her friggen life. When we had birthdays and cakes she always got the rose on the cake because she was the 'baby'. Boy I hated hearing that being second to last. middle kids, complex and all that lol. Four kids and the 'baby' always got the good part. now I think of that big old icing rose and want to gag. yucko ten times over. maybe I lucked out afterall. And nancia you have to have teeth to wire them shut silly goose. Us hicks do NOT have teeth. just flannel shirts.

    Now Anastasia get your tail out of bed and write. I know you come here and read this cause you told me you do. get up right now. move it. no more excuses. Mush! Mush! Roseirish! Anastasia wont come out and play! (now your in big trouble kid). I move for a private swap then. Jaba you in? Vanogay? anyone else want to play another one of brats games if Anastasia wont join in? so much more fun if SHE STARTS A THREAD but nooooo she wants to lay around and ignore her pals. The theme then will be tropical splendor. yup that's the theme can you keep up with it? summer time margartias! cinco de Mayo celebrations! come on come one come all! Tropical Splender Tablerunner or Mat of your partners chosing. I will pair you up. or we can round robin it. just need someone to pair/round robin it with. Think beachy! think Caribbean! oh la la.. this could be one fun vacation.. we can cruise from our sewing machines!
    Linda
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    Oh yes, Caribbean, Hawaii, Tropics, margarita's, daiquiri's.......on the seashore, shells, crabs, lobsters, who cares just fun. I'm in, how about it Vanogay and Marybeth, nancia, dabbler come one come all....

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    i'm sorry. i can't come play..... i'm in time out. i have some of my own stuff i gotta make. i promised i would get some done. i am already in the home dec, and pincushion/ needle case swaps. and that's all i can do. i may have to drop the wallhanging swap, too. but you'll still remember me, won't you? lonely tear from one eye, coursing down the sad wrinkle on the left side of her face, poor, pitiful pearl! sigh..........
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    I have an awesome hibiscus kit just sitting there waiting to get done - hmmmmmm; when do I have to let you know for certain.
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    Yeah, when are you wanting to know for certain. I cut out 8 pillowcase dresses today and 5 or 6 little boy shorts to get done to send to Haiti with a medical team going April end. I've already finished 12 dresses. Will start sewing on everything tonight and tomorrow. If you want to help me make dresses and shorts, I'd be happy to pass some patterns on to you, but I'd need them back in 2 weeks. I could possibly do some tropical placemats - no, easier to do a tropical octagon mat - that cuts easy and quilts even easier.
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    ok so far I hear the following are in for the game:
    Elisabrat (duh)
    Jaba
    Vanogay
    Dabbler (possibly)
    nancia in spirit only

    anyone else? I will wait til Sunday then hand out partners. Dabbler you already have a perfect kit waiting.. come on you have to play now. that is almost like fortune just knocking on your door.. truly could you have anything better? (smoozing her did it work??)

    Anastasia: COME PLAY TOO. AT LEAST LET US KNOW YOUR BREATHING I am yelling here.
    Linda
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