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    Quote Originally Posted by Havplenty View Post
    i'm just curious, is this question to suggest that those of us who want to make mug rugs, potholders, coasters, etc. now need to consider making them in coordinating colors or themes or patterns to match folks kitchens/dining rooms? are we really expecting that of our online quilting friends. i'm just asking. should we also consider including what fabrc patterns are also acceptable? i'm just asking.
    I'm just answering for myself, but it would be one more piece of knowledge about folks we basically know nothing about or only what they remember to tell us on the questionnaire. I would not hesitate to send something I'd made ahead of time in what ever colors I picked to someone unless they expressed a violent dislike ie I would not send some who hates orange something I had made that was all orange, I would try to make or find another color. It would be a shame for you to feel that constrained that you feel you don't want to make a home made gift if that gives you pleasure

    Robyn, sweet grand baby, she is adorable

    Fayzer, sorry about your brother, I lost my only brother 2 yrs ago from brain cancer and I still miss him. I hope that all of those with unemployed and under employed relatives or selves are able to do better as the economy hopefully improves. I know how awful it is to not be able to have a reasonable standard of living.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fayzer View Post
    I LOVE these! So pretty!
    Arizona girl. Your GB is adorable! I miss having babies around. Mine are 17 and 19.
    Old enough to make babies!
    ( I did NOT say that! )
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    I just wanted to say something. As I go through my day I use various things I have received from so many of you and I just wanted to say that each time I pick up a pin cushion, a little chocolate handbag, a tissue holder, a tube of hand cream, some pins, whatever, I think of you and it truly brings a smile to my face. You are all such a blessing in my life and I thank you!
    Time for a group hug!
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    greenini we already have on the template list what are the favorite/least favorite colors, fave/least fave fabrics. and i do not send anything in colors someone expressed they do not like, but with a $10.00 budget are we expected to color/pattern tailor all of our gifts? i was expressing my opinion and i realize that it is just that, my opinion.

    for example the scrappy potholders that i made (for the may swap) may not match anyone's kitchen/dining room decor but they were not made with color matching in mind. i made them as i stated "a commemorative gift" to share in my postage stamp quilt quest. after that statement was posted, i paused to wonder if i should include them in a swap package at all for fear that they will not match the receiver's sensibilities or decorum. after some thought on it, my decision now is that i will just offer them as a rak gift so only those who express a desire to have them, will have the opportunity to receive them. the quandry for me is now resolved.

    i do realize that my design sensibilities (fabric, color or design choices/combo) are not to everyone's taste which is why i let my swap partners know that i wont mind if they want to regift anything that i have sent them. my opinion again.

    p.s. we do not need to have an extended board debate over what i have said. these are just my opinions and i am quite capable of working out my own conundrums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in Louisiana View Post
    Is there any interest in adding the question "colors or theme in kitchen/dining room" to the monthly questionnaire for those who like to make pot holders, placemats, runners, tablemats, mug rugs, etc.?
    Ahhhh yes! Great idea..
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    Happy Birthday Rosemary!!

    K-the ladybug cake is adorable...no candles needed haha

    Hav~for the last time....the potholders are MINE
    Brenda

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    Look what i received today from my Angel Quilty-Louise. She sent me some great fatquarters,two different fabrics,an stamp cross stitch set.A journel,cards and envelopes,emory boards,machine needles, A chocolot scented Candle A planner, a wonderful mug which i will use for my coffee cup at work. and 10 zippers in every color that i needed for my bow tuck purses. and last but not least a wonderful magnet plaque that is already on my fridge. You wewre a great Angel Pal!! Thank you!!
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    I love to collect roosters of any kind. I also love embroidery thread for my machine. My favorite color is purple and i am just a plain old country girl.lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    I just wanted to say something. As I go through my day I use various things I have received from so many of you and I just wanted to say that each time I pick up a pin cushion, a little chocolate handbag, a tissue holder, a tube of hand cream, some pins, whatever, I think of you and it truly brings a smile to my face. You are all such a blessing in my life and I thank you!
    Time for a group hug!
    Well said and I thank everyone also.Also please leave possitive feedback for Lori. She works very hard for us. Mary
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    Very nice swap Mooretll.Love the fabrics and ceramic magnet.
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    I want to address the idea of the question of what is your kitchen decor. In my mind I was thinking if someone had roosters and I HAD rooster fabric i would try to make something with roosters in it, if not I would make what I wanted OR I might not make anything hand made at all. It is all a matter of choice, YOUR choice if you have additional information you can do with it what you want. As for ME I want the postage stamp pot holders. In all the time I have been in this swap and then hosting I have never gotten pot holders I just thought of that so Brenda they are MINE do you hear me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori Peercy View Post
    I want to address the idea of the question of what is your kitchen decor. In my mind I was thinking if someone had roosters and I HAD rooster fabric i would try to make something with roosters in it, if not I would make what I wanted OR I might not make anything hand made at all. It is all a matter of choice, YOUR choice if you have additional information you can do with it what you want. As for ME I want the postage stamp pot holders. In all the time I have been in this swap and then hosting I have never gotten pot holders I just thought of that so Brenda they are MINE do you hear me?
    Hold the phone ladies (Lori and Brenda) I claimed those pot holders when Mary posted them!
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    April bench sitters ALERT! Somebody I won't say who will have a package delivered tomorrow. Nearly 2300 miles due East of Idaho .... well maybe just a smidge South of due East. The bench sitter has one fur baby ~ an 8 and a 3 an a 1 and a 5 and a 9 and a couple of zero's in 'her' address!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori Peercy View Post
    I want to address the idea of the question of what is your kitchen decor. In my mind I was thinking if someone had roosters and I HAD rooster fabric i would try to make something with roosters in it, if not I would make what I wanted OR I might not make anything hand made at all. It is all a matter of choice, YOUR choice if you have additional information you can do with it what you want. As for ME I want the postage stamp pot holders. In all the time I have been in this swap and then hosting I have never gotten pot holders I just thought of that so Brenda they are MINE do you hear me?
    I have never seen violence break out over pot holders, however there's a first time for everything. I too am willing to put up a fight for those poptholders. Please, Lori give me the right SP for next month so I can get some of those pot holders. I would really be happy with even one, hint, hint.

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    I didn't mean to start anything with my suggestion, and by no means did I mean it as a directive -- only meant it as a suggestion for a tool for more ideas for me. For example -- if someone likes roosters, I would be more apt to send a table runner with roosters than a dramatic contemporary print. Would you make your best friend purple placements if you knew she had brown dishes? I have a rather healthy stash to use up, and I would rather make something I know would fit into someone's decor that they would be more likely to use and enjoy. Not that they wouldn't use and enjoy it otherwise, but at least I'd have a means of narrowing down my fabric choices. Not everyone has the same taste and interest -- I tend towards eclectic myself ... my kitchen is decorated in tela vera pottery and lizards and frogs, no roosters anywhere. My cousin decorates only in pink florals, which would never go in my burnt orange kitchen. I meant the suggestion in the same vein as the question of what kind of candy do you like or not like -- does that mean I HAVE to send candy? I'm just looking for a way to better please someone I don't know and am trying to get to know better. The more hints I have, the more info I have to make something that much more personal, aimed especially towards their likes. Like sending coffee to a coffee drinker rather a tea drinker, or sending a mystery book to someone who likes to read mysteries rather than romance novels, or sending a cookbook to someone who hates to cook. This was not meant as a directive or an expectation, just info gathering. Sorry if I offended anyone.

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    P.S. I think those postage stamp potholders could be considered eclectic and would probably fit right into my kitchen -- in fact, I'd be willing to set them up as the focal point in the whole place. (Subtle enough hint???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori Peercy View Post
    I want to address the idea of the question of what is your kitchen decor. In my mind I was thinking if someone had roosters and I HAD rooster fabric i would try to make something with roosters in it, if not I would make what I wanted OR I might not make anything hand made at all. It is all a matter of choice, YOUR choice if you have additional information you can do with it what you want. As for ME I want the postage stamp pot holders. In all the time I have been in this swap and then hosting I have never gotten pot holders I just thought of that so Brenda they are MINE do you hear me?
    WHOA wait a minute there Lori those pot holders are mine, I collect little mats like that and it's my birthday so they are mine... Okay discussion settled...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in Louisiana View Post
    P.S. I think those postage stamp potholders could be considered eclectic and would probably fit right into my kitchen -- in fact, I'd be willing to set them up as the focal point in the whole place. (Subtle enough hint???)
    Nancy you didn't offend anyone and I think the explanation you made in post #989 makes alot of sense, wish some people would say more on their SP also... becasue some on the SP are not on the RAK and vise versa.. .Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by mscupid804 View Post
    Hold the phone ladies (Lori and Brenda) I claimed those pot holders when Mary posted them!
    Have you been hitting the sauce again, honey? They're mine.
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    What part of "I claimed those potholders when Mary posted them" doesn't anyone understand? They're MINE I tell ya!
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    I think we should let Rosemary have them. After all it's her birthday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    I think we should let Rosemary have them. After all it's her birthday!
    THANK YOU Krystyna............See I am a favorite today...LOL Think someone else better start making them too or else some who shall remain nameless is going to be really busy sorting and sewing 1 inch pieces of material together....
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    Quote Originally Posted by arizonagirl View Post
    My daughter had her baby on Sunday. She is a beautiful little girl. It does look like she is going to have to have surgery to correct a defect, but should be ok. It was wonderful to watch her come into this world.
    Her name is Harper Reese Johnson
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    My kitchen is neutral and those potholders would go best in mine.......so, I want them!
    Sew many Quilts.......so little time!

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    HEY! I've decided that I want in this fight over those darling pot holders! Just send them on to me-e-e-e!

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    Thank you Krystyna and Greenini. That is my brother in the video. You can see how swollen he is. He was always a little guy before. He desperately wanted a heart transplant but was deemed ineligible because he has diabetes. You are right Krystyna about them not being alone in that leaky boat. Our family is very self reliant and full of faith. That is what keeps us going.

    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Oh, Fay. I am so sorry to hear this. Is that your brother on the video? I only wish he could receive a transplant. Sending you lots and lots of hugs during this awful time of trials.
    The joblessness is another issue that so many are plagued with these days - that or underemployment. Sometimes it seems that there is no solution except that we all return to the 1800s and move in with each other and grow or catch our own food. I only hope that they will find a tiny bit of solace in knowing that they are not in that leaky boat alone.
    Praying for you and your family that everyone will find strength and grace to carry on.

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