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    OOPS!! Wrong swap! Oh, well, my rantings fit in most anywhere!!
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    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

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    Onalee that sounds like a great day. THat's how my family holidays all were growing up. We had an entire closet full of board/card games and we played them daily. On holidays generally the adults would play card games and the kids would run around like lunatics playing whatever imaginary game. I usually hung out with the adults instead. I still prefer people older than me to hang out with. I however don't prefer card games.. haha. I like the other ones. I have been asking for board games to rebuild that stash for the last several gift giving holidays.. haven't gotten one yet.. dangit! haha. ohwell.

    You all sound like you're having fun. I'm just trying to stay sane until after thanksgiving. too much to do with my house to do any sewing. glad I just have 3 days in a row. I have a serious case of the mondays today. Slept in my own bed for the first time in.. a very very very long time.. that helped a little.
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    Tracibug - Great idea! Here's mine:

    I was born and raised in Arizona, and I've never lived anywhere else, same for my husband. In my 'adult life' (hehe) I've never been that much into Christmas. Halloween is my favorite holiday!

    Our home decor tends to vary by room, and is nowhere near completed. The living room is neutrals/browns with some safari themed pictures on the walls, and some egyptian stuff thrown in. The kitchen is coffee-themed (I *love* my coffee!), so same colors for the most part there. I like blues/whites/silvers in the winter, and red/black/blue the rest of the year. I also collect skulls and pelts and keep them on my bookshelf with my abundance of books that nobody but me is allowed to touch.

    We have an overfull house consisting of myself, my husband, our 4-year-old son, my 88-year-old great-grandmother, a roommate, and our pets. The animals are: 4 large dogs, a cat, a macaw, an iguana, a python, and 3 fish. We train two of the dogs (both Belgian Malinois) for French Ringsport and Personal Protection.
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    loupE, it doesn't sound like you have room for a table runner!lol. what a busy home and life you have!! mine is just the opposite now. i do have 2 dogs and 2 cats, but all the exotics were for the kids' benefit, so no more. i'm retired/disabled and my dh is still working. we have one 'child' in london working on his master's degree, and 2 in tx with my dgd. we have decorated the house in 'late-i'll pick it up, later' style. i'm taking over the living room since i have overflowed the dining room. more stuff to find other homes for! i have a shopping addiction and it's not only fabric! i collect 18" dolls, their clothes and activities. just found a boy! that would be my 2nd. they are few and far between. so far we have trained our cocker spaniels to sit and wait for 'ok' to accept food. they do know their names and are pretty good at coming when they are called, but that's all their training. they are useless at protection. kitten barks at anything and nothing, and monkey doesn't like to bark at all. she makes up for it by snoring and gassing us as she sleeps. the only company we have is family and they can either live with it or pick it up. my house, my rules, lol. gravity-- not just a good idea, it's the LAW. lol my only table is my cutting table and it is covered with fabric, etc. i like to hang dq's and table runners, and wall hangings (for sure!) my mom passed last december but she was not living with us (saints be praised!) she was always a difficult person). i'm sure i will miss her this holiday season, just because.
    keep your head up, your chin down, and you'll be fine! would love to see a pic of that 4yr old! taught and ran pre-school for years. sometimes i miss it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    Guess that means you don't want me a your doorstep, Okay I'll just pout for a little bit and then go snoop on the net. I'll tell Diane you wouldn't let me come in person Think I'll just go sew for awhile, don't want to dust and to lazy to put the tree up.

    No, they're calling for blizzard #2 starting Thursday night. You're welcome to come hang out, but we won't be here.
    Mischief Managed.

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    Not here buslady, think that's why I'm having such a hard time with it. Kids are suppose to come home Thanksgiving and they can't come back for Christmas, so they want to kind of have our Christmas then, less the unwrapping presents. I told them NO WAY on that one. Hubby has got the house all decorated on the outside and I'm not so sure that's not going to work. Christmas on the outside, Thanksgiving inside. Usually don't put the tree up until mid December. Just haven't been able to convince myself yet

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    Nancia - my great-grandparents raised me, but my great-grandmother and I have never exactly 'clicked'. It was my great-grandfather that was my favorite person in the world, and since his passing in 2007, she has gotten more and more difficult... and did I mention she hates my husband? She only moved in 2 weeks ago, and I'm ready to drink myself into a coma some nights... should be fun! ::sarcastic crazy smile::

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    OK, I'll play too. Our house is mostly done in blacks, dark browns, and stainless steel with flashes of color here & there. I call it the bachelor pad that accidentally had a family. When my boyfriend and I started dating, he was just building the house and picking out the furniture & appliances. Of course, because I was the "new girlfriend" his best friend's wife did post of the picking out of everything with him. Less than a year after he moved in, I moved in with him, then 6 months later my son decided to come back to live with me (long story). We're pretty minimalist, and even though the house is over 6 years old, the only thing hung on the walls is the big mirror by the front door. Luckily he likes bright colors, so long as they go with black, so we have things like neon orange bed sheets, red/green/purple/mustard yellow/blue/black placemats that I can only describe as maybe African or Aboriginal inspired, and a stained glass Auburn University fireplace cover. Our dining room table, which he brought with him when he moved here from Denmark 10 years ago, is currently natural colored, but we have plans to eventually stain it black, because all things furniture should be black when you're a minimalist, right? He's a cat person and I'm a dog person, so we have no pets, but when we finally get around to getting married, he wants to start raising kids again (my son turned 20 today). I currently don't have a sewing room, but I'm trying to talk him into letting me have half the quest room. Unless some of his family visits, we may have company overnight twice a year, so I think it should go to good use!

    I bought my fabrics today. I sat down this morning and drew out what I wanted to do, then I got to Hobby Lobby and all my plans went out the window. I'm contemplating going back for a little piece of this one fabric I saw though, to make a snowglobe effect. If it doesn't make it onto this project, I'll be doing it soon on something else.

    I also bought a little fat quarter bundle of fabrics that remind me of Hawaii that I'm going to use to make mug rugs for the ladies in my boyfriend's office. I've been trying to think of something different for one of them though, since she's retiring at the end of December, and resisting the urge to make her an Auburn lap quilt. I think I must do that for my boyfriend's mother though. Maybe next year.

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    I have a question for everyone! What name do you want me to put on this label, do you want your "Real name" or your Board name?

    I guess I could just make one up for you, I do that a lot any way!

    Today has been a sewing marathon! both machines humming right along, and the lap top next to the sewing machine!

    We are heading out in the morning, gotta go finish painting... Hubby's Birthday is today too! He is happy with his Computer and his beer! Tomorrow back to work!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    I generally put both names on my labels.
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    I think my board name is fine; it's a "reminder" of where it came from.

    I need to order tags... the cheapest I've found is $12.50 for 30 small tags (ribbon size). I really don't want anything bigger than that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoupEsprit View Post
    I think my board name is fine; it's a "reminder" of where it came from.

    I need to order tags... the cheapest I've found is $12.50 for 30 small tags (ribbon size). I really don't want anything bigger than that...

    I found this on pinterest... you might be able to make your own... and if you do, let me know how they turn out!

    http://tutorialadventures.blogspot.c...wn-labels.html
    Mischief Managed.

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    Good idea! I will do that! Thanks!
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    Im excited about my partner. Already have my idea planned out but wont start untill after Thanksgiving.
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    OK I am trying to send a sneak peek at my table topper, but I don't have a camera! But.... I can be rather creative when I have to! So here is a small peek from my web cam!
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    I know they kinda look like tomatoes in this picture, but it really is Apples!
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    Well.. I was gonna respond with something constructive.. but I'm tired. I got out of work early today. Everyone got let go at 8. But the 5 of us rockstars, we stayed til 10. Lemme tell you why.

    So there was like.. 22 of us or so that started in the past week. Of those 22 they picked 5 of us who stood out as catching on quickly, doing a good job, and just generally being.. awesome... or something.. whatever. Noticable in a good way. So we got pulled to learn some more processes that the others will not. So we opted to stay later, to show our dedication you know.. brownie points. So while we were hanging out the trainer, who is basically just beneath our boss, was telling us how we were selected because they want us to become permanent employees and be trained in everything and just rock it all out. And that she plans to make sure we keep moving forward and stay on the radar so that can happen.

    Sooo that's the plan.. and the news.. and now I'm sitting here trying to stay awake and not getting anything done.....*sigh*.
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    I have the internet ! I have the internet! it comes and goes its driving me crazy. Takes a bit of getting used to this winter stuff. Lets see MrsAJ that is very very pretty/ Immemother that umbrella fabric is so cute. who makes it? I can see we all need a f4 of it and when say the April showers DQ swap goes we can all trade something from the same fabric!

    ok that is not a snowman.. a duck? a winter duck? just ducky.
    Anastasia, good news maybe?? sounds like it is hopeful. We all know how smart you are kid. Of course they would want you

    Marybeth and Jan, FINISHED AGAIN? I am NOT competting with you. I tried to keep up with them during the boom swap. failed miserably but they were good incentive to push push push. I get tired you guys just hearing how quick you are. Like do you eat wheaties?

    Trees right after Thanksgiving? hum. I do a 18 foot garland on the center beam. And hang all my glass ornaments so the cats cant get them. I am going to decorate all the surfaces however that I can. who needs to eat on that table right? it looks so good with snowmen and ornaments rolling at their feet and.. oh yeah cats. I have this waterline I call it with the kitties. Just like having toddlers. Can't put itthat low unless you want it played with oh oh and I love the little ones pic with the snowmen. ADORABLE. I also called my son Zander. Zander mander pander bear dont ask me how he got that but well his nick name growing up. Now he choses Alexander. And my lil girl she wasalways Gena, sweetpea now she wants Genavieve only. Oh well excuuuussse me. GENA. love to irk her doing that.

    well today I was dilegently trying to nap when i have this crazy dream someone is asking for Steve and saying someone was shooting turkeys and then there is loud knocking at the back door and there is one of the work guys saying get Steve billybob is shooting turkeys. MY TURKEYS!!! I got Steve so quick the friggen drunk was sitting outside his RV and says he dont kill no bird. blood down the side of his trailer, rope, shell casings. nope he didnt shoot no bird. Steve came home said no evidence I said call the sherrif. So he did amazingly the man got arrested. No shooting 'birds' without permits. AND THEY COME HERE INTO THE PARK TO ESCAPE being shot in the forest. I feed those darned turkeys. Broke my heart. Those 12 are my babies. i go outside and they come running ..

    on a quilty note: one of my partners is not posting. At all. One is posting regularly. I think those quilts your making me all of you are marvelous . I need several so send away send away. I dont want to wait. So those first say 15 can come to me. Thats not toooo greedy. I am going to catch up on the mystery train and then whip out my doll quilt. I am winging it with my one parnter and set to go with the other. Beautiful fabrics lining my sewing table delft almost in coloring... my dq's will have a long walk getting home.
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    ok.. I guess I can mindlessly type something about me.

    I have 1 rottweiler and 2 psychotic kittens. I used to show dogs in conformation and obedience, and trained in tracking and carting but didn't have the time and energy to get into protection work. Oh and I have a betta fish named Lt Shinytail (bf named it).. and I have an amazing man though he doesn't currently live with me, that's a sports nut but we're both Cowboys all the way baby. So.. luckily for me.. we both like blue.. and greys and whites and soft greens.. aka.. beach colors. But I don't like the whole beach cottage look. It's entirely too shiny happy for us. haha. We're both of the grouchy sort.

    I also have a huge love of chocolate brown with mauve or dusty blue or turqoise. I don't have that going on in my house... YET.. hehe What I do have is super comfy overstuffed rather old beige furniture. Except for the GIGANTIC Couch of Napping, which is a weird yellow corduroy but the most nap inducing couch you'll ever find. The only way to avoid it is to sacrifice someone else to it. I have a dark wood coffee table that has a old world kind of map inlaid into it and brown metal scrollwork for everything else on it. I have a medium dark round dining table with a slate top and black wrought iron everything else. I have medium brown window shutters, beige carpet, brown bookcases, and about the only thing with any color is my rug, and that is blue and white and black and ... coral? I dunno. I love it, the cats love it, it's rather old but best darned $60 I spent on ebay I tell ya what.

    Pretty sure I already said in my bio that basically i like blues, whites, silvers, greys, blacks, purples, etc. that kind of thing. Chocolate brown, cream.. whatever. I don't decorate.. like.. at all. haha. I have 2 pictures up, they're both of horses and they were both gifts from my sister. And the only other thing on my wall is my gun target that's a zombie shot up with all my bullets. hehe. First time shooting souvenir.

    Oh.. where was I going with that? I dunno. On my table, when I'm not using it for sewing, or feeding hordes of relatives, is a dark brown bamboo reed mat thing, on which i put a boat shaped dish filled with river rocks and blue ocean scented candles. I have matching placemats with tthat. Well actually the thing I put under the dish is the placemat, I just stole it to be the center table topper

    I don't decorate for christmas, mostly because I'm lazy, and also I don't have any room. I would have room if my dog hadn't come up paralyzed over the summer and now he can't live where he used to live in another room downstairs.. he's smack in the corner of my dining room.. aka takes up 1/4 of my dining room. another 1/4 is my sewing area/table. So he is occupying the spot that a tree might fit, assuming I wanted to give the lunatic kittens something to destroy... they would. You know how in movies and whatnot, or maybe you've done it yourself.. I know I have... where you go through a doorway and you run through it, leap, and slap the wall above it, just to see if you can? well.. my cats do that for everything in my house. They race through it, and they Parkour off of everything and literally reach out and slap things that should be too high for them, just to say they did it. I should enter them into some Parkour contests cause man they got moves. It often involves launching off of my head unsuspectingly though.. read "as I'm drifting off to sleep on the couch of napping" .. friggin ninjas. At least the fish is quiet.
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    One Christmas right when I came out of the hospital, I was in a wheelchair and a friend decided I needed cheering up and brought in a huge real Christmas tree. It was beautiful. I had no way to vacuum or clean around it but it ws lovely. I was wheeling into the livingroom from the kitchen and happened to look at the tree as I was moving. There at eye level was my cat napping on the branches inside. almost gave me a heart attack. I said absolutely nothing and prayed. My tree was full of glass expensive ornaments and all I could think was it was going to be just like a movie.. slam into the ground nightmare. lucky for both of us she woke up eventually and got down without knocking anything over. but that was an AGHHHH moment for me. Since then its been ornaments on the beam. Safe where I like them. Has anyone noticed christmas trees do NOT smell like they used to? or is it our memories are warped by all the sprays out there that are so intense it alters what we think we should be smelling? I go outside, smell pine city. Put a tree inside, nada.
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    wow... everyone's quiet today...
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    Loupe I was thinking the same thing - I sent a message off early this morning to someone on another thread and said I would check for reply throughout the day - nothing. Oh well.

    Trying to work up the gumption to write about me and the mister and our little house on sheldon street.
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    haha! I'm just trying to keep up the gumption to make it through to 5:00!
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    Well its past 5 so its my turn to get the gumption to make it through midnight
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    hint

    Maybe everyone is trying to get an early start for Thanksgiving and a few may be traveling tomorrow, so today is the wash and pack day, maybe?? I'll give a hint, here's 2 little pieces, from a dark winter night to a sparkling morningName:  DSCF0962.JPG
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    Oh Jaba! I know what you're making, but I'm not telling! I thought about that idea as well, until I found out who I got and what their theme/colors were. Now I'm hoping it all turns out well, since I went to the store and my plan got turned all topsy turvy. There's parts that I can't decide whether to applique or sew into the square now. Oh, and there's 1 other fabric that I'd love to find a fat quarter or yardage I could get a little piece of, but since my boyfriend got up sick this morning, we may be quarantined for Thanksgiving. I did find it online, if I wanted to pay $3.50 + shipping on Etsy....uh, no thanks. I have a backup plan though if all else fails.

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