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    MamaHauser, I stay away from tax prep. I'm a management accountant. I'm the one who does all the internal accounting for businesses. Honestly, CPA's usually nearly make me break out in a rash, lol.

    I did get good news, and good news today. Which would you like first? OK, the mammogram follow up's preliminary report says I'm clean. I'll have the final report in a few days once the radiology supervisor also reviews it. I gotta say, that woman hurt me this morning with her machine. OK, the other good news is that I got an email from an old supervisor this morning. She said her equivalent in another segment of the company contacted her asking about me this morning because she's got 2 openings in her department, and that I should get in touch with her. So, after being out of work since July, I finally may have a job. I interview with her tomorrow.

    Oh yeah, bonus good news....my sewing table came today! Now if I can get someone to put it together for me, lol!

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    DustysMomma so very happy to hear that good news also comes in threes. Looks like the number 4 (for the 4th) is certainly your number. Congrats on all the good news, just awesome.

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    yay!!!!! all great news! which table did you get?
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    Nancia, it is all great news! Here's a link to the table I got...http://www.joann.com/sew-essentials-...e/xprd1134127/

    I had to have something that would fold away for when we have company, but I also wanted enough table space to be able to cut on it and be able to store my machine there as well. I could have gotten something cheaper, but it would have only gotten the table top with no storage space, or gotten the storage space with little table space. Fingers crossed that I love it when it's put together!

    Now I have to work on fabric storage. We have very little storage in our kitchen, so we keep our Kitchen-aid mixer in its box in the guest room closet, which is also where all my fabric is. My boyfriend took it out to make bread and frikadeller (Danish style meatballs you can also squash into patties and pan sear...YUM!) before Christmas and decided it was too much trouble to move my fabric to put it back. The closet has been open with fabric spilling out ever since he pulled the mixer out. Then we went to Denmark and I bought more fabric remnants, and I bought 3 more pieces a couple days ago on the local yard sale group on Facebook. My boyfriend is an engineer, so the time for even organized and sorted bags is about up.

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    Dustys... vreat news, we're all doing the happydance for you.

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    zzmom-- i just rec'd the most beautiful table topper!! and guess who made it! i love it and the colors are perfect, as are the 66 flying geese! thank you so much!! i will post a picture as soon as i find the card for the camera.
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    Tablerunner teaser.....

    Ok swappers......here is a little preview of what's happening with my tablerunner. The main part is hand embroideried and not showing till all pieces are together. Enjoy.....
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    "We can never have too much fabric" and "May the Fabric Fairy always keep your stash filled".

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    Ok I don't even know where to start.. where have I been? haha oh yea.. in lala land with this cold. I'm on antibiotics now.. yay me. Stressin bout life, also yay me.. but it's ok.. Anyways

    Since the fat lady is singing (aka, me, have started sewing) I'm hoping everyone is making progress on their toppers cause time flies FAST!!!! omg so fast.. crap.. school is almost here. *sigh*

    I don't mind sagging tattoos I believe in the idea of when I die I want people to look at me and say she lived an interesting life! I love the idea of grannies with tats.. I love the idea of grannies swearing.. It's just so out of the ordinary that it makes me smile. Anything to balk societal rules on who/how we should be. WITHIN REASON. Let me disclaimer that. I'm not ok with anarchy and violence and whatnot, that's not a who/how we should be that I"m ok with balking. But the prim and proper and old people should be... and young people should be... and.. hehe that kind of stuff. My therapist once asked me where I get the rules that I keep stressing myself out trying to hold myself to.. Such things as, worrying about what people will think of me because I keep my clothes folded in a pile on the floor (or just shoved in a basket).. she's like.. is it working for you? then who cares. Well.. Society seems to care. We are such a society of Judgement it makes me sad. I think it's what causes a lot of people's neurosis. Certainly mine. Not to say I'm not also someone who's judgemental. I realllyyyyyy try not to be but it creeps up and rears it's ugly head sometimes. I'm not innocent, but there's people sooo much worse than I.

    Anyways.. so here's a sneak preview of the work I have done today.

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    And Mary "Hot Toddy". I've not received any packages I love packages.. but none.. And no notices about "pick up your package from the post office".. The joys of the ghetto, sometimes packages walk off. Hadn't had it happen before, just my dog food, but it wouldn't surprise me one bit. However if they walked off with said package, I'm sure they're sorely disappointed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anastasia View Post
    I love the idea of grannies swearing.. It's just so out of the ordinary that it makes me smile. Anything to balk societal rules on who/how we should be. WITHIN REASON.......But the prim and proper and old people should be... and young people should be... and.. hehe that kind of stuff.
    I'm sometimes too blunt for my own good, lol. I'm going to be one of those swearing grannies one day. My gramma was one too. You could talking anything in front of her & she could care less as long as you were respectful to her. If you weren't, she'd beat you with a wooden spoon no matter how big you were! I was visiting mother one time & my aunt, cousin, gramma & I were sitting on the porch at my uncle's house. My cousin & aunt were talking about my cousin, who was 15-16 or so at the time staying the night at her boyfriend's house and only the mothers knew it. I thought I'd pick on her a little and said "Uh huh, and just what are you two doing?" Gramma said "Well what the hell do you think they're doing? They're not playing tiddlywinks!" She was nearly 80 at the time, and knew more about her granddaughter's sex life than almost anyone did. My aunt's eyes got big as saucers and she looked at my cousin "You told Grams!?" My cousin just nodded her head "Did you think I was going to keep it from HER?" My gramma was funny.

    OK, before I go, I gotta say I'm absolutely in love with the blues in your runner!

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    This afternoon I have received a very lovely table runner from JuanitaBean. It will be so nice on my dining table!
    Great fabrics, and an interesting design!! (not sure how to take pics
    Thanks so much Juanita!!
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    Anastasia, that is a riot! Can you imagine someone opening a box of scraps and going???WTF... had me laughing. Ok I am going to try again, maybe they will leave your stuff alone now that they know it isn't very interesting!

    My very first ID on line was "Hot Toddy and the other one was "Mrs Lincoln", but you would be surprised how many did not get the joke! Any way I am no longer either! I just wish I had picked a better board name, because now that I am no longer a Todd, it seems to be hard to get rid of!

    I love that blue table topper, as I scrolled down I at firs thought it was the brown one, I like both LOL.

    Robinlee, I love the sneak peek, i can't wait to see the final product!

    And a little FYI. I am going to be gone for a few weeks, not really sure how long, but my mom fell and really hurt her hip, so I am headed to Oregon to help take care of her and convince her to check into assisted living places. Other than move up to Oregon with her,(I just can't leave the hubby) giving her round the clock care is getting to be very difficult, besides I know assisted living homes can be pretty cool.

    Any way if you send me a Table Topper in the next few weeks I am sure hubby will tell me when it arrives, or else I can give you my address in Oregon. Well I can give it to Anastasia and she can give it to you, since I will be there for a while! just something to think about~
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    Hot Toddy, I can give you my mom's address. I have all things special go there so they don't get lost on me. if I catch the mailman.. which happens SOMETIMES.. maybe they will remember if they delivered it..

    Here's another teaser, fabric I will use on the back... (oh that "brown" is my rug, I love my rug)
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    OH you had best not use all that on the back, send the scraps to me that is too cool Anastasia. I sure hope to see these tablerunners that are coming home. Lots of time went into them and well I wanna see!
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    Unfortunately I have JUST EXACTLY enough to fit the back, and I don't like how i have to do it either makes the trees turn sideways. Ohwell.
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    I so too Brat, has anybody received lately, where's the pics or ask your sender to post them for you. That's over 1/2 the fun, seeing what each other gets and seeing new ideas. Love that blue too.
    Anastasia now I know why you never said anything to me and I didn't want to ask you, don't know why, first time I've never opened my mouth.....Dec. 3rd you were sent a pkg and it came back as confirmed delivery, Xmas friend surprise pkg. that I wanted you to have for your family Xmas dinner. It had fabric,etc. and baby Rudolph for your decoration. So if you ever see him in someone's window or such, you know who stealing your parcels........

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    Ladies please,,who ever has my name please if you can take picture of your work,because I can't post pics on my phone,and I would love for people to see my beautiful,,tablerunner that you made for me,,thank
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    What the heck is wrong with me,I have missed out all the way around on this swap,I have been soooo busy with other stuff,and been talking every where else on the board,I totally forgotten to join you all, on here,And yes I have been working on YOUR runner,lol trying to get all those boom8 blks done,,and DID,,,sorry I missed out on the fun here
    Sherrie

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    Hehe yea you have. But don't worry folks, I've been keeping the cattle prod on her to make sure she gets her runner done
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    It's to the point that it's like the countdown to Christmas when you're 5. Those of us who haven't received yet know the deadline is coming up fast, so we're anxiously watching the mailbox, lol.

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    its snowing outside. you guys any volunteers to go watch my mailbox? I can watch it I just cant get to it in the snow!argh! now for sure they will come in. I am hoping hoping hoping! I think next we need a placemat exchange. quilted placemats sets of four. yuppers Anastasia darling set that up will you? in ALL your spare time. wouldnt that be fun I need a new set and wont make them for me but will make them for you guess I should see if I get my table runners first. And my partner has not said she has received but she should have .. hum. well I sure as heck sent it. Tuesday i am posting the pic.
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    Elisabrat, I've been thinking of a "home decor" exchange. Pick a room and colors and get a surprise!

    I hope the snow subsides for you to check the mailbox. I know nothing stops the mailman from delivering!

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    I'm still waiting for mine too! It should be coming soon...The wait, isn't that suppose to be the exciting part, the not knowing, boy I got screwed up some where, I hate the wait....want it now so I can use it. Soon I hope. home decor, that sounds interesting, you can pick your kitchen "brat" and hint at placemats....want to borrow some of mine?

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    I'm a placemat making junkie. That's where I got back into sewing last year. I made a couple sets of placemats and some aprons and pillowcase dresses and my friend told me "OMG, you should sell these!" Next thing I know, I had several sets of placemats made, but none sold, and I started back on quilting instead. I ended up keeping 1 set of the placemats (which are going to result in staining our dining room table/chairs and a new area rug, lol) , she still has 1 set, and I have I think 2 sets left. But, I started buying fabric to make placemats right before I shifted to quilting and still have several fabrics that would be wonderful for them. I also got on a kick of making tote bags before that, and can't help but pick up fabrics I know would be good for that also.

    That's why I thought that a general "home decor" swap would be nice. Could result in placemats, table runners, pillow covers, a small runner or a candle mat for the back of your toilet, wall hangings, trash catchers for your car or sewing room...

    Yep, been thinking about this for a while now!

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    I think you should do that DM and I could use some placements...and toilet candle mats.
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    Ana, I've no clue how to start a swap, lol. You may have to point me....

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