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Thread: December Secret Pal Swap Closes Nov 30th 4pm CDST

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanogay View Post
    Lori, glad to hear you're out of the hospital and home - and keep the activities to a minimum and you're mending!! Don't overdo it. All of us on this swap realize what you're trying to do and have been planning our boxes since sign up day, so no reason really to miss the deadlines. We'll all remember to send our PMs to you (won't we ladies??) Take a deep breath or two and 'chill'.
    Jaba, went back and looked at MamaHauser's pictures - what's a coffee mug organizer? Nothing in the picture remotely looked like it might fit that description....I'm dense....
    I'm with you?????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knitette View Post
    How about some snow?
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    Is that the famous Fergus?
    Oops posted before I finished reading the thread...He is very cute!
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    Blessed Be
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    Sent My pal's pkg today. I was so intent on getting to the post office in time, I forgot to include a note. I did put my screen name on the quilty address label, so keep your eye out!
    Hint: Have not seen my pal post here, but I've been swapping for a long time and never knew you all posted pics and stuff til last month...makes it much more fun!
    Hint: famous for cheese.....
    Blessed Be
    Darlene

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    According to the delivery confirmation, SP should've gotten pkg yesterday but has not posted to thread yet. I don't think my SP posts much on this thread anyway, I checked her previous posts and she only posts when she wants to join the swap so it may be awhile....will wait and see!

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    Lori we all happy to hear that you finally got to leave the hospital. May you continue to working towards the goal of Good Health!!!! It's no fun being sick and even worse when it's away from the comforts of home.

    To My SP ... I am slowly mauling over some thoughts in my slow brain for some wonderful gifties for your goody box. I am hoping that I can make a gift that you can be proud to receive. But then I am mine own worse critic, so it might be okay.

    I have to share ... I now have two new FURBABIES!!!!! Yeah now I really feel like I belong in the quilter community ...LOL!!! I have their story and links to their pictures on my blogpage. Now I'm going to have to make a toy or two for them to see if they have any interest in toys although it might be a couple weeks before they get to that point.

    Man I still feeling a bit "blues-y" but maybe the pretty layer of new snow might help me feel more in the Holiday Mood. Well I'm off & running.
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    I plan on mailing my SP's package Monday.

    A hint or two for them.

    You were my SP in the past, that time, you sent to me.
    You have a fur baby.
    Vicki W

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewdamncute View Post
    Is that the famous Fergus?
    Oops posted before I finished reading the thread...He is very cute!
    There's another photo of him chewing the toy you sent him in the August secret pal. I think this was before you knew about the thread. Sorry - don't know how to do a link to it.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    To my SP I TRULY hope you like what I am sending you.

    Here is a sneak peak at what you will see when you get
    the package. keep in mind it is just a tiny bit of a hint.


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    This is the owl that I found in the magazine that I posted about.
    I used a large button and hot glued it for the base.

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    I am posting the promised photos of my wonderful package from Mrs AJ11. I received a mug organizer too. So I took a separate photo of it and the notepad covers she made. (Ya'll can see that it looks like Santa has already come at my house. Thank you again Mrs AJ11Name:  DSCN0259.JPG
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    Vicki W

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    Tricia, we need pics of those precious fur babies!!!!!!

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    Really didn't expect to get my SP package so soon...Thanks so much Catjo. Will detail more later, but wanted to let you know I got it, it seemed bottomless! Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catjo View Post
    Next clue for my SP: You may not be brave when you move to this state but you will probably turn into being brave.
    hmmmm.
    Got it. The Braves are the local team, duh! Still a Red Sox fan tho,

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    Tricia...your kitties are precious! I know you will enjoy them for many years to come! I wish Peach would allow a second cat but he hates cats! He is a "dog Loving cat"...crazy!

    Quilty I love the look of that picture...if it is mine I will be thrilled. However, I think Vicki W has my name...I had her before and I have a furbaby!
    Last edited by luvstoquilt; 12-08-2012 at 04:59 PM.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt View Post
    Tricia...your kitties are precious
    Did I miss the pics somewhere?? I doubled back and didn't see any....care to share??

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    Wow. I sure had a lot to catch up on here. I'll try to make a long story short. Have had leg pain for 8 weeks and finally decided it was not going to go away on it's own. Saw doctor who said she thought it was related to a pinched nerve or hamstring. A week later with simple exercises, it had not gotten any better and in addition I could only walk 1/2 block (mind you I was walking 3-5 miles per day with no problems) without chest pain and getting so winded I had to stop for a couple of minutes. So, emailed my doctor who said it was urgent that I get there a week ago Tuesday. 7 AM blood test, 7:30 AM Xrays of legs and hip, and an ultrasound that they forgot to do at the time. When results were back I had to consult with the doctor (I love her to pieces - she is so thorough). Bad news - the blood test was abnormal. She made me call in sick at work for the entire day to do CT scans, ultrasounds, blood oxygen levels, etc. Now there is some good news because, despite a bad blood test, I have no clots in my lungs or legs, but I do have arthritis of the knees, but not the hips yet. Theoretically, I am walking crooked to compensate for the knees which is causing the muscles to work incorrectly which damages them and makes them painful, which in turn twists the knee and makes that worse. It is a cycle of bad begetting bad. So I had a Physical Therapy consultation, bought the required under desk bicycle, got the Capsaisin cream and the Glucosamine and am doing daily exercises. I went one whole day without pain and was able to get up from a chair without my leg buckling, but it did not last. If the therapy does not work in another week they are considering a cortisone shot - NO, please, not that. From what I hear, the "cure" is worse than the ailment at least for a while. But we shall see.

    I have also been really busy at work. The CFO has resigned and we have a lot to do to make up her work, not to mention it is a short month since we get a 2 week winter break (gotta love schools), so have to do our work quickly. I have been taking work home, and staying late, etc. Not much time to sew or shop, but I will get my SP's package out on time if the post office lines cooperate. Maybe this time, I'll print my own postage.

    Lori - I soooo sympathize with you and your hospital stay and your latest diagnosis. You worry about yourself, OK? You are top priority, not the Swap, although I suppose it holds a good distraction at times.

    Greenini - Your clues so far significantly pertain to me. Be forewarned, I'm really watching you closely!!


    Well, time to get dinner and do some decorating which I don't usually do since I generally travel. But, I will be unable to fly to FL to see my Mom this Christmas - doctor recommends waiting for April/Spring Break. It twists my heart that she will be alone for that day. Christmas is her favorite day of the year and she gets very nostalgic. I'll likely end up calling her 3-4 times to check up on her.

    Signing off for now. Missing Krystyna's quips, too. She always makes me laugh no matter what.
    "Sew Happy" Sharon

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    Wow, some great packages already received! I have mine nearly ready, just waiting for my SPs name amd details to customize it a bit. Glad your out of the hospital, Lori!! I know you have had so much on your plate, but trust you will be able to send me my SP name soon!

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    Just stopped by to say hi to all my friends. I've missed you all. I now have internet again thanks to my youngest daughter Victoria. Bless her heart she didn't want me feeling so isolated since the move to the middle of nowhere. She knew how much I missed all my quilting friends. Unpacking has been slow going. I haven't done any sewing since May and miss it so much. Everything is in my sewing room, just not organized yet. I hope to get it done soon.My health has been doing a little better since the move as well. I hope to join in the swaps again soon. I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. I'm going to be watching to see what everyone gets this month.

    Lori I hope all is well with Marty. Please say hello for me.
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    Love to all, Robyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by brenda21 View Post
    OOOOHHHH Nancy's could be coming to me....
    Oh, maybe ... and then again, maybe not. Have to wait and see. I took it to the Post Office today, so it's on its way.

    Enjoy cool weather those that have it -- today it was in low 80's and humid AGAIN. Not exactly the right conditions to feel festive or be in the mood for sleigh bells and snowmen. Since moving down here from the Lake Ontario area, I have a real problem decorating with snowmen. They just don't seem to fit in. But crawfish season is just around the corner, and the natives are all making home-made pralines and divinity for the holiday.

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    SharonAnne -- Cortisone shot not so bad -- over with quickly. No worse than novacaine. But if it works right, the comfort is well worth it afterwards! Just don't look.

    Totally off subject -- our African Spur land tortoise, who weighs in at about 34 lbs now, has started laying eggs. At least now we know for sure that "Ingrid" is really "Ingrid" and not "Otto". They are really hard to determine gender until they become mature. Her eggs are the size of a small chicken egg, same shape, pure white. She lays about two every other day or so -- we've found 10 so far. Now just think about it -- a body trapped in a hard shell pushing out eggs the size of its head -- ouch! How do they all fit inside? And my daughter who is almost 6 months pregnant thinks that she's uncomfortable. Poor Ingrid.

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    Robyn,
    so glad you are back! I have missed you.


    Quote Originally Posted by arizonagirl View Post
    Just stopped by to say hi to all my friends. I've missed you all. I now have internet again thanks to my youngest daughter Victoria. Bless her heart she didn't want me feeling so isolated since the move to the middle of nowhere. She knew how much I missed all my quilting friends. Unpacking has been slow going. I haven't done any sewing since May and miss it so much. Everything is in my sewing room, just not organized yet. I hope to get it done soon.My health has been doing a little better since the move as well. I hope to join in the swaps again soon. I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. I'm going to be watching to see what everyone gets this month.

    Lori I hope all is well with Marty. Please say hello for me.
    Never look down on anyone, unless you are helping them up.

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    Working on my pals package, just waiting on her name so I can make it special.
    Never look down on anyone, unless you are helping them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilty-Louise View Post
    To my SP I TRULY hope you like what I am sending you.

    Here is a sneak peak at what you will see when you get
    the package. keep in mind it is just a tiny bit of a hint.


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    This is the owl that I found in the magazine that I posted about.
    I used a large button and hot glued it for the base.
    Well that looks like blue snow-covered houses to me, so here's hoping! Loooove that owl too. Just send it anyway. Thank you.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    Nancy~ do the eggs just lay there until they are ready to hatch? They don't need "warmed" like chicken eggs? How long till they hatch? Very cool....

    Louise~the owl is very cute!
    Brenda

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    Lovely packages coming in. I worked on my SP's yesterday evening and i do hope she likes what i made. I still have a few things to do before it goes in the mail. Weather here: balmy 70s and sunny so its a good day to go out and take in the fresh air.

    SharonAnne,
    Please take care of yourself. I understand the leg pain issue though mine is more RLS with MS. I had a cortisone shot not too long ago and yes it does hurt but like someone here said the relief outweighs that. Just don't look and breathe deeply. I don't like those shots but the relief is so good however do keep doing your exercises when you can. Right now i'm laid up in bed since my legs are hurting but in a 1/2 hour I'll be up and moving. Pray that you get better!

    Lori, with all you have going on you are a strong woman and I pray that you have the rest and peace of mind to know that you will be ok. We're here for ya!

    Everyone, enjoy your day today. We all have something to be thankful for, family, friends and all! Don't forget to keep Krystyna in your prayers!

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    [QUOTE=brenda21;5708082]Nancy~ do the eggs just lay there until they are ready to hatch? They don't need "warmed" like chicken eggs? How long till they hatch? Very cool....

    No "Otto" tortoise, so the eggs are unfertilized. She tries to bury them in her bedding (wood shavings) but we try to retrieve them before she plows over them and crushes them. She's pretty big.

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