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    Quote Originally Posted by Anastasia View Post
    It's ok Tree.. I've only tossed around little ideas in my head but I haven't had the time to look at the colors of my partner to settle on anything but I have to get other stuff out the door before christmas too. Mainly my boom blocks and my neice's quilt. Which means next weekend I have to get the backing fabric for her quilt and this week I have to get her borders on. So it has time to get longarmed and sent back by christmas. I should be doing those borders today but I haven't the energy to go pull all my sewing stuff back out.
    Im with Anastasia, I still have some Christmas to work on /finish up before I can start my SS's topper which I will do as soon as I get some of this other stuff finished up.
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    oh, dear! why is my poor partner always the last to get her swap? because i look at the due date and decide based on that if i have enough time to do it, after i get the previous commitments done. guess i should try to be on the other end and have it ready to go when names are announced.........but then the excitement is all over too soon.
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    I have a plan. Wish I had more time. Lol spent weekend on projects. Made postcard forcontest got DQ done but hand sewing binding, then add some bling. Row robin due the first, about 3/4 done. Have 8 pillow cases cut for dgkids for Christmas. Wow, sounds like a lot, guess I better get cracking! Whoot hoot!
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    My table topper is finished except the binding, I am going to work on binding tomorrow and then think about mailing it... But I agree, I don't want the surprise to be over too soon... I could just send it with out any explanation but all she would have to do is look at it and know it is me! Ha the Apple Pie queen! (I never bake pies!) Then she would turn it over and see my name!

    Oh well like Jaba says better to be in your house than mine, besides if I keep it too long it might disappear! I have been working about 12 hours a day getting ready for craft show on Dec 1st.

    You know I was thinking that it would be really cool if we had a "Craft Fair" here, where we could trade or bargain or sell to each other items that we make for Christmas fairs. I know they have the yard sale Thread but this would be just new craft stuff, not materials or unfinished items, but stuff ready to wrap and give away for Christmas!
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    WOw a dq finished and on view. My hats off to those who jump right in with two feet and eight hands and whip these out! I love it totally different from the norm. Mine is not nearly so creative. But its mostly done I cut, and have sewn the top and cut the batting and backing. So its quilting tomorrow and binding on Tuesday when I have time to stitch the back part on.

    I think a craft show and trade would be fun. Maybe have a one star to four star rating (meaning value?) and so you can trade four say mug rugs for one table runner? good idea to start planning for next November talk it up post a coming soon and then some magnificient person like Marytoddliz can do the honors of hosting it (how every generous of me!) I noticed in the ornament swap people were doing the going to sell these for x at the next show and members here were ordering from them. So its done but differently I suppose. Trading is much better for me than buying. More in my price range.

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    Hey Brat, I am LMAO.... I give the idea, someone else gets to do it!.... Well OK I would be willing to help, but what an undertaking that would be! I like the rating idea, too fun, something to think about for at least a few months.
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    I call NOT IT for hosting that!!!! but does sound fun.. hehe. So.. I regularly do 5k run/walks throughout the year but haven't done one in awhile, last one I did was alzheimers I think 2 years ago, so I am signing up for one that happens on New Years. Anyone else want to join? This one doesn't require you to harass people for money for a cause.. the cause is yourself.

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    So, it's 11pm, I have all my laundry done, the house is still pretty clean (ignore the dishes, dishes never get done around here), math test is done, I did HORRIBLY on my math assignment last week.. I looked at the paper due on wed.. and I made turkey & rice stoup.. I dunno if it's stew or soup.. what's the diff? hehe.. froze that.. Masked my face so it's all squeaky clean now.. Now since I really dont' want to bother doing the paper, I think it's time for some videogames.. Not gonna dig out the sewing machine until tomorrow morning. Gym tomorrow night, first time in like a year as well. Yay!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoupEsprit View Post

    I feel sorry for my partner, because I'm such a beginner I see soooo many faults already.
    I felt that way for a very long time - even recently I looked at a swap members items and was scared sillly. But then if you look close at the next quilt show - you will see that all corners don't align, all top stictching isn't perfect, In the ditch sometimes comes out of the ditch, etc etc.
    So chin up and move on - we all are a beginners cause there is just too many things to learn!!
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    Wow - one sent and received - how impressive! my company has left and I still have enough leftovers to last me. Turkey pie is made and frozen. Turkey soup also in freezer along with leftover pie.
    Took hubby to airport this morning - will be gone at least three weeks - to help Red Cross help Hurrican Sandy victims. i gotta work so couldn't go this time. So I have the house to myself. Where or where to start. guest bed sheets in washer and ready to hang on line, bunks put back up together so leaves me more room - and it is already filled with storage boxes that need to be reviewed. Sewing is overflowing - but I do have the top 3/4 done - will put that up near the top of the pile (again)!!
    Now if I don't get off this computer nothing will get accomplished!!
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    Dear Couch Potato (hum who could that be) GET OFF THE COUCH and pull out the damned sewing machine. You have work to do! You have blocks to do and a huge table runner with a mariners compass for me to start and well get UP and get moving and show us your progress. Sorry about your math paper Anastasia everybody has a bad week some time or another. The upside is your done with your bad week. YIPPEEE> and you had better start running a bit now or you will have no ability to walk after that run girly. Maybe you should walk the five k? lol I will be walking with you in my heart hope that counts. I cant walk 175 feet without losing all feeling in the left leg and I have to hobble seriously back with several stops along the way. So in my mind does that count?

    I see Due dates for these swaps as your in trouble dates in my head. So if I finish well before them then I cant possibly get in trouble! by who I have no idea but it is enough to scare the heck out of me into finishing as early as I can. Nothing about being OCD its about that wooden spoon on the table saying YOU VIL DO THIS yikes being a kid again can come out at odd times lol.. hey it works for me.
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    Spent Saturday totally in my sewing room - had it all planned out. Put a roast in the crock pot at 6:30, fed us both breakfast and I went downstairs by 8 a.m. finished lots of started projects and made my table runner for my partner as well. This has really been a table runner/table topper month. I'll try to post the pictures I've taken of all those I've done this month and maybe, just maybe my special runner will be in the picture as well. Gotta go take the pictures now and post in a few.
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    I had to put my runner away last week... too much ripping going on!

    On the up-side, I did finish the baby quilt for my niece. My first quilt ever! Woo-hoo!!! Awesome feeling! And I got the cutting and assembling done for the top for the baby quilt for my nephew. (Two babies in one year; the inlaws are looking at us for a second child now-yikes! We're getting the 'It's your turn!' jokes ::eyeroll:: I'm good with one, thanks...) I'm ready to put the backing on it, but I have to go buy some satin edging for it, too.

    As soon as that's done, I'll be pulling my runner out and finishing it; it's almost done anyway. I'm just putting the edging on, then finishing and quilting.

    I sure hope she likes it!
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    I planned on sewing all day Saturday and Sunday. Company Thursday and Friday.. Got up Sat morning and DH pi??ed me off. So I left. Spent the day with my DD. Went to BINGO in the evening, won $120, went to WalMart and spent it. Felt MUCH better so I went home and straight to bed!! LOL My mom was a bingo player. she went every week, sometimtes 2 or 3 times in a week. I like to play, but only been a couple of times in the last few years. Not the same without mom. DD loves to go, and if I keep winning, I might just be her new partner. LOL Rinky dink little bingo in town. Can't afford to pay out decent cause not enough come, and more won't come cause they don't pay out enough. Sounds like life to me. Anyway, went 2 times in the last 3 weeks and won the jackpot both nights. of course it is only $100, but better in my pocket than in someone elses. Anyway, did end up spending Sunday at the sewing machine. Got a lot done, until I went back to "rest my eyes" Fell asleep. Not sure when, but didn't wake up til 7 pm. I seldome take a nap, don't like them much. I always feel worse when I wake up, then I can't sleep at night, then I don't want to get up in the morning....... Going home in a few minutes to redeem myself. Gonna finish a couple of those projects I am working on. Still need to start cutting my table topper. Got an idea in my head and it is banging to come out. LOL can't wait to get started on it. I do look forward to seeing all the wonderfu toppers. Don't forget the pictures.
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    Nice.. I cut the inner borders for my quilt I'm working on.. woo progress. sewing machine is back on it's post with the kitty sentry keeping watch over it. now I need to cut the outer borders but I wanted to look up if i could find that fabric in large quantity for backing material.
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    ok.. I did it.. I got my inner borders.. and all but 1 of my outer borders on this quilt, and I found where I can order more of the fabric to use as backing and to finish the last border. I woulda been fine if I hadnt' decided to cut it an inch bigger than originally planned. At least I consistently cut them all an inch bigger.

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    Now while I wait for fabric to come, I can finish my boom blocks and while I'm playing with my "stash" I can look for fabric for the idea I have for my table topper.
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    Nicely done!!
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    I'm done and it will be in the mail at the end of the month when hubby gets paid...

    Hope you like it here's a sneak peak!
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    Miss A - WOW - a beautiful job!! waahooo to you:}
    LV2 - I love it and will cherish it forever - so great for you to show me the sneak!!
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    Anastasia - Very pretty! I like that pattern, and LOVE your color choices!!

    Lv2Sew - Also very pretty! I need more 'Christmas' in my house!
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    I think I figured out what to do on this one. I wonder if my secret partner wouldn't mind a winter theme of snowmen scenes. Nice to know she doesn't mind which shape I come up with and thinking I need to make it diamond on the ends so the center is square with a little hangover when she puts it on the table. Last year for Christmas I got these awesome rulers that help you make the triangles ont he ends and cut them right.
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    Snowmen sound great!
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    Love the ones already shown - wouldn't mind any of them. Okay, gonna try to post the pictures I've taken of all the runners, placemats, toppers I've made recently - one of them is actually going in the mail to someone here - but which one. She might know, but no one else will. Haven't finished quilting one of them, but the others are all done - and another of them is already wrapped for a gift, so they are getting used. Placemats are on my table right now, being used - so all my sewing had a purpose this time, not just finished and thrown in the closet!! Here we go --
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    Had to make two postings to get them in --
    Jaba, included some fabrics that would work will with a Mardi Gras runner
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    They're all gorgeous! and I think I like mardi gras too!!! I'm just a little partial to purple you know. If you have no place for those to go, begging please please send my way.

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    Whhhoooeewww!! I think I have a pattern picked out!!! I literally stumbled over it while peruseing the net. I love when that happens. Wait .... thinking here. Ohhhhh My! I might even have some fabric that MIGHT even work!! Crossing all my digits since it's really hard for me to go into big town to shop. Stay Tuned Y'all!!

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