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    Sounds like odd number here??
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    Exciting evening in the ghetto.. trying to do math homework.. trying not to cry over it.. or pull out anymore hair.. and I hear a loud boom.. louder than a car door slam but not AS loud as when the neighbor blew himself up with his propane tank. Then of course the sirens. Normally don't bother to check it out unless they stop in front of my house.. so what did they do? stop in front of my house. I'm the 2nd house in from the corner so the cops are at the intersection blocking it off and I couldn't see anything from my front porch.. so I went to my backyard and oooo.. I see fire! only 2 houses in across that street. Something in the garage went kaboom and went on fire. When I went back out later it smelled a bit like weed.

    Yay.. an evening in the life of the ghetto. No sewing for me until I get some of this homework done. I will be sooooooo friggin happy when this class is over. I can't possibly express how insanely and unnecessarily difficult this class has been without you getting to see first hand what I'm working off of here. It's ridiculous. Merry christmas to me, no more math classes after the 19th of December! Just.. have to live that long without getting committed to the looney bin.
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    Weed and explosions? unless lamps overheated? you know they block off the extra light on the doors and such so its not noticiable and then well it gets friggen hot. that or meth. Meth blows up very easily. and weed was just a side business. Sorry to hear about it and hey you can live in a nice neighborhood DEAR and have people doing bad things in their homes. You just never know.

    I am so tired today and am putting the tablerunner in the ufo pile for another day another year or it might go where the squirrels went.. the took a trip to the thrift store good donation all and all. i get fairly grumpy easily when things dont go my way sewing. My mind is saying yeah! and its not always thinking sigh..

    miss you guys been too out of it to be any fun. oh no. thats not good. at all. come over and play anyone .. ok maybe tomorrow I might miss the fun I am off to bed, again. nite gang and its nice to see so many jump in to play. This is going to be a fun event. What is everyone making? runners or tablemats or both? do you have patterns or do you make up your own .. what is the process? AND how are you guys making things ahead of figuring out how big the table you have to play with is? or colors? you are so brave me after my table runner failure.. not so brave. I will have to wait for the drum roll of who my secret swapper is.. is it you? or is it YOU? or maybe its.. YOU! I knew it. Love it. This will be so easy. Uh huh.
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    So there's this time.. and a few months ago the next door house had all the copper stripped and the other side neighbor had to report the smell of gas before it blew up on us.. couple months before that the neighbor across the street and up one had some kind of explosion. I never did figure out if he lived or died or what but from what I could tell without being one of those nosy neighbors was that a propane grill tank exploded and lit everything in the back on fire and went through the fence, the daughter was screaming and crying for her dad and power was out for the evening. Couple years before that the house at the end of the block and on the rear side blew up from copper harvesting. It's loverly living here. haha. I grew up in this area so it's nothing new to me but sure wish it didn't exist.

    The old place i used to live in the neighbors across the street and 2 down got busted for a meth lab. The bratty teenagers that moved in there after the meth lab egged and spray painted my house and slashed my tires (3 separate occasions) and regularly teased my dogs.. *sigh* some people I tell ya. And I would find needles and condoms in my yard. Yay. I can't stand living in the city. But there are worse ghettos than mine and if I had to go to one of those instead I would rather have this one. I just honestly would love to live on a far edge of a suburb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anastasia View Post
    It's ridiculous. Merry christmas to me, no more math classes after the 19th of December! Just.. have to live that long without getting committed to the looney bin.

    Whooooaaaah hold up there. You know what my degree is in, right? If not... you're seriously not stalking me enough on facebook.
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    I honestly have been too busy to stalk you and you're busy as heck and sick and you yelled at me to stop whining so I'm sitting over here doing my math and being quiet and watching my neighbors try to blow themselves up.
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    Elisibrat, am I doing yours? I didn't think she split us up yet, lol. I may send you one that's a string of flags from Denmark with snowflakes sewn on if you're messin with me! Fabric trouble is mostly good trouble. He's a darn engineer, so the idea of a stash is completely foreign to him. He thinks when you buy something it's got to have a home already planned. He's not complained about my placemats though. However, he did insist we keep the set on our dining room table. So, since he fell in love with that stash fabric, which I made into placemats on a whim, I'm thinking I'm going to end up staining the dining room table black (it's natural, unfinished wood now), then replacing the rug and recovering the seats (which don't match each other anyway). Of course then I have to do some paintings to match to put on the wall. He has no idea what he got himself into keeping those placemats!

    Anyway, these placemats are giving me fits. I'm not happy with what I chose to go together for the backs & fronts, so I may have to come up with something else to do with the backs & put the Danish flags in the UFO pile. Of course, my friend Lisa wanted me to make her red placemats, so I could figure out something to do with the back and make those hers and not tell her they're Danish flags.

    Oh, I need something to take my mind off these darn placemats!

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    Is the 15th yet??? I have time on my hands (otherwise how could I possible keep up with SS, Boom, Monthlyswap and this??) hubby decided to take a nap. Now I my sewing area is in the bedroom. I have been working on a dissapearing nine patch and have it up on the wall. So i came out for a break (okay - food) and I turn around and he went into the bedroom - GRRRRRR - we do have a spare room where he could have laid down - but nooooo he has to go in MY sewing room.
    Where or where is the naughty room bar - there seems to be quite a few wonderful ladies there. Hey wait it might be ladies night -wahhoo
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    Just took a look at all those pictures you posted - WOW - those table toppers are crazy - I wonder what Martha really has on her table. Can you really see her having her Christmas cards stacked up all over her table?? I'll stick with a quilted runner - and will gear it to the color choices. And you better not say "surprise me" cause I have had these swappers do that and I hate it!! Next time I think I will really surprise them with outlandish color combos!
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    Hehehe there are quite a few people that have said essentially "surprise me" Martha .... is looney.. hahaha but she's a heck of a lot more crafty than I am so kudos to her. I wonder if that's a requirement of being crafty? being a complete nutjob? I'm halfway there... hmm

    Ok.. homework done. now I need to get other crafty work done.
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    if the Martha in question is the Martha Stewart? she gets her ideas from her staff silly. She just gets to be the presenter. I love love the tv show that was on for a while called Oh really Martha her daughter and a friend did a how easy is that project really thing and they would try to reproduce a craft that martha did with some pretty hysterical results and yeah they turned out like things WE might make not the tv set camera crew made. I liked it. reality at its finest. so are you playing or not playing today Anastasia?

    who ever gets my little table gift had better like either red/white winter theme or perhaps cream and green because those are my two little ideas and I am sticking with that. Not sure they will go with Jabas orange tie dye but perhaps with Quiltermomma's purple and hot pink kitchen it might be an option. My mixed up house celebrates all holidays and seasons regardless of the colors we would live by if I hadnt put up every seasonal colored item so I am easy.. I can handle all colors! except I would prefer no tie dyes. so I vote this: you can all make me one! this way my tables will never catch colds.. just PM anastasia for my addy and send away send away... smiling, I like that one "send away" send away you can all send away send away" join me on this one come on one two three send away.. send.. ok ok I will stop. lucky you guys I am out of here for a week you will miss me.. oh wait, taking lap top guess not you wont miss me at all.
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    I would have loved that reality show - her daughter put it on!!! WOw that really must have been something! I know alot of people loved her - I wasn't one of them. We lived a few towns over and heard all the horror stories that the staff would tell!!
    And as for singing - whenever I do my laptop starts to shake and crashes!! But I will listen to you!
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    Here is the one I made on Saturday with a friend. Went over to her house at 5:30 am, men went fishing and DH caught three steelhead trout but had to throw one back because was to small and a natural. We embroidered all day except she made me stop for lunch. This did take all day to make, just put the borders on this morning since I was waiting for my embroidery machine to make snowflakes for the winter block exchange because I need those blocks to finish my Christmas UFO for Marlena. I am so wordy sometimes. Anyway, this is not "Winter" but is sure is a beautiful Christmas runner. I know, not quilted yet but have a customer quilt on longarm that I am doing then all my runners will go on. I have three Thanksgiving runners for the craft show in the work. Can someone give me some coffee please. We ran out at home this am and instant is ....... Must have kind words. getting some coffee now at office.
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    QM I love the peppermint runner - it would look nice on my buffet cabinet. No emboidery talent so all I can do is admire the talents of others; thank you for sharing. I too have had issues with bitter instant coffee (my boss used to call it instant slop "RIP John") and I found an interesting tidbit in Heloise. "Put a pinch of salt in with your instant coffee - it takes away that bitterness" - I've tried it (thanks to a few SP packages/kindness of others) and now I can drink instant coffee - it really works.
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    Thanks for the salt idea. I don't have a grinder so I get whatever bag of coffee that's made from the same things the beans are. Is that instant? eheheh. But I get awesome flavored stuff and I doctor it up something fierce with sugar and creamer so that I can feel my teeth rot right out of my skull (I have ZERO cavities) because of that coffee taste.

    Today, I'm still not playing. yesterday i was playing, today I'm not.. heheh. I got a job ya'll! It's a long term temp job, pays a little less than my last job but I"m convinced that last job paid that much so people could afford the therapy they needed to keep working there. I sure did. still got a big bill from it too. anyways, it's with Wells Fargo, which I've temped with them 3 times now and it's always good leave me alone dress how I want kind of job. It'll be reviewing incoming documents for foreclosure making sure they're accurate so that if they HAVE to foreclose, then everything is correct and ready. But I'll get BENES! YAY BENES! And it's 2nd shift and near my school so I won't have any problems with school, other than needed excessive amounts of coffee to stay awake and survive. That's the exciting part.


    And why exactly are peppermints and hollies NOT winter? Looks like winter to me.
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    I love the peppermint table runner. YOu can send it to me (if you get my name) or you can send it to me (if you don't get my name) - either. You can even send it without quilting it and I'll finish it!!! I agree with Anastasia - since when isn't that Winter? And someone else mentioned red and white - Put me down for that, as well. I'm not sure bout the tie dye...
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    I will go on record as saying, if someone wants to make a non-holiday runner or wants a non-holiday runner as a recipient, I'm ok with filling that role.

    Also, I love black and white. Just saying...
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    and if anyone wants a Hanukkah one, lemme know
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    How bout Kwanza?
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    Well hello my dear Quilters! I am writing SOS SOS can anyone hear me? I am at my sons and have two major issues: woke up lovely this is always a bonus to find.. NO COFFEE not even instant. I am going to die. I know it. I will flop over any second. I NEED COFFEE and no place close by to get some. I asked could he run out to get it before work real quick like and he said no time sorry, his girl comes home at 10:30 he says ask her. 10:30 ??? OMG that is 3 hours no coffee. I am so sad, I will miss you.. sliding off the couch onto the floor.. oh no...

    second issue: I forgot your safe.
    I will make any type of table runner do love the red/white idea.. fresh out of black and white fabric Kelly sorry! I used it all up during the boom swap. (oh no I hear an excuse to get some coming on).. isn't Kwanza in Dec? and what color is Kwanza fabric out of curiosity? will it look good with a blue glass bowl on top of it? ok I guess I don't celebrate Kwanza. I do celebrate color however. So feel free to use fabric with color in mine. I know I am going to need all of them. I think if we get down to it we should all draw straws on who is signing up for two so Anastasia HAS TO PLAY. You cant run your first swap and not participate, how is that for encouraging the troops if you sit on your toosh and watch.. no join in the fray! be the first to rally hi ho! come on little girl.. Play with US!!
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    Oh I would have a huge headache if I had to wait until 10:30 for my coffee - YIKES!!!!
    Elisabrat - is there a neighbor close by you can go beg for a cup of coffee from.
    I'm so greatful - most every day I come into the office coffee is already made - took me a while to teach him to brew a more robust pot and now it's good most days.

    I have only ever run out of coffee once and once was enough.
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    Sounds better than the instant I had to have yesterday morning because we ran out of coffee. hang in there Brat, it will be there soon enough, enjoy the time to be that couch potatoe even though you feel like mashed potatoes.

    I guess Anastasia can sign me up officially. Yes, I will pm if my mind will let me remember to do it.

    I will reread the rules and figure out what to do, could just wait for the partner signup and then make what they want. Who knows.
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    Now I read instructions:
    "This is a secret swap. You will not know who has your name. The theme is winter.
    Design and method will be up to the creator but since this is something that will be on a table and likely spilled on, make sure whatever you make is washable on at least a gentle cycle."

    So meaning that if we pay attention to the chatter on the thread when we get our secret partner's name, then we can do what they like. Got it.
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