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

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    Great packages coming in. I will mail my sp her package this Monday. My daughter graduated today from College with her B.S. in Health Sciences and a minor in Political Science. I cried cause she's the youngest of the two. She's blessed also that she has a job starting on Monday. Haven't seen any clues myself for me but I shall keep checking. To those of you who will be grandmas CONGRATULATIONS. I'm not one yet but I am sure they are a delight to have!

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    Grandkids are great -- you spoil them, give them lots of candy before bedtime, buy them the loudest most annoying toys out there, then send them home to your kids. Payback is so sweet.

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    Mailed my SP package today heading south of me. Hope she likes it 4ever.

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    Well, it has been a while since I have looked around here. I won't get very detailed, but have been to the doctor 3 times lately for the pain in my leg (about 10 weeks now). I could not bend my leg and Wed while trying to put on a sock my knee snapped and I fell. Turns out I don't have beginning arthritis in my knees. Yesterday the sports medicine doctor told me I have moderate to advanced arthritis. I ripped my meniscus in several places and have ligament problems. Bending my knee or turning my leg in any direction more than 1" caused "pass out pain". Leg swells bad, also. Have been unable to drive since Wed. Now use a cane (VERY handy, particularly in a certain room of the house that women like to hang out in - lol). 4 Ibuprofen 3X per day. Knee brace. Elevation with ice as often as possible. I have already taken 2 naps today.

    All this was not to complain, but to apologize for getting my SP package out late this month. I am aiming for Monday, and I'm so sorry to cause my lovely SP to have to sit on the bench in winter weather. Will send Priority so I hope she has it by Wed. At this season, it is appropriate to title my SP as a generous "giver" and not a taker. She has sent something to me in the past. She also has two furbabies that unfortunately I cannot get anything for as I typically do. Just cannot go shopping yet, which is awful because I was nowhere near done with my Christmas shopping for my DGKs. So it's money and online shopping.

    MSCUPID and GZUSLIVES - So happy for you and your families. Babies, oh my. What a wonderful holiday surpise to receive this news!! You'll LOVE being grandmas, guaranteed.
    "Sew Happy" Sharon

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    SharonAnne so sorry to hear all that you've been going through. Pray all will get better soon.
    Quiltnut, congratulations for your daughter, I know that you are so proud of her.

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    Now to thank my wonderful SP partner who sent me the most generous package that truly brightened my day and distracted me from my health problem and pain for a while. The following photos are without the oversized Dove candy bar. There is not even a wrapper remaining to show for it.. I have to say, Dove has the smoothest chocolate I have ever eaten.

    So thank you to my pal Greenini this month. She must have been lurking in my sewing/craft room and noticed everything missing because that's what she sent. Lots of adorable Christmas fabrics, Gift adornments, Pin jar with handmade "pink - fav color" pincushion on top, 2 Applique Books, 2 Crochet Books, 2 Skeins of Yarn - which exactly match fabric I bought to make a jacket - what are the odds?, Cutter blades, and a very thoughtful, kind note. I have perused the books and already see tips and hints I did not know existed. Can't wait to really dig in. Maybe over my 2 week Christmas break from work I'll really delve deep. The "how to" pictures are soooo helpful.

    Thanks, Greenini - I hope I get your name someday to return your thoughtfulness. I had to take 3 photos - see below.
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    "Sew Happy" Sharon

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    I also received a lovely, generous package. It was from createquilt, who knitted me one of those ruffley sarves everyone is wearing, in my colors,too. She also knitted a sweater & hat set for my little great-grandchild, knitting needles, pattern book, a pocket planner, pretty Christmas fabric, narrow fusing tape by Steam a Seam 2, which I didn't know existed. Cocoa, 2 spools of thread, and of course, a Kit Kat bar.
    This is a great swap, I have made so many new friends. I want to wish you all a very "Merry Christmas".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonAnne View Post
    Now to thank my wonderful SP partner who sent me the most generous package that truly brightened my day and distracted me from my health problem and pain for a while. The following photos are without the oversized Dove candy bar. There is not even a wrapper remaining to show for it.. I have to say, Dove has the smoothest chocolate I have ever eaten.

    So thank you to my pal Greenini this month. She must have been lurking in my sewing/craft room and noticed everything missing because that's what she sent. Lots of adorable Christmas fabrics, Gift adornments, Pin jar with handmade "pink - fav color" pincushion on top, 2 Applique Books, 2 Crochet Books, 2 Skeins of Yarn - which exactly match fabric I bought to make a jacket - what are the odds?, Cutter blades, and a very thoughtful, kind note. I have perused the books and already see tips and hints I did not know existed. Can't wait to really dig in. Maybe over my 2 week Christmas break from work I'll really delve deep. The "how to" pictures are soooo helpful.

    Thanks, Greenini - I hope I get your name someday to return your thoughtfulness. I had to take 3 photos - see below.
    Sharonanne,

    I knows who stash the christmas fabrics came from..... LOL I love when someone cannot use them they can pass them along! So they can be a blessing in someone elses box!

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    I know that my SP got her box today....I have not yet heard from her as of yet...but I am sure that she is busy with the holidays right around the corner! Still waiting for my box to arrive...but everyone is getting great boxes this month!!!

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    Hey Segasal... I like to see that type of thing, too. If someone cannot use it and another can, please forward. I guess it's my nature, but discarding perfectly good things, no matter what they are, really bothers me. And I have a few fussy cutting plans for the Christmas fabrics....

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, and best of luck on your trip with you newest family member. Hope all works out happily ever after for all.
    "Sew Happy" Sharon

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    I haven't been on the board much this week, sorry I couldn't keep up. I'm about 25 pages behind anyway my sp is expected to get her package delivered on Monday. This might be the only clue I give and I hope it doesn't give it away too much, or easily....I have received something from this person but if I remember correctly I have not sent to her before. Not going to say which catagory it was that I received from her. There are a few possibilities.
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    Great packages, love that varigated thread and that is your color of that yarn SharonAnne. So sorry about your knee, your going to have to be ever so careful, don't take any chances with that. Are you going to therapy, if so is it helping yet at all. Sometimes it takes awhile before it does. Hope it starts getting much better for you so you're not in that much pain. I was just told by my doctor that my time has run out for the lower back, 4 disc's, no more steroids or cortazone shots. He pretty much said when I'm over it and don't want the hurt anymore to let him know. Still going to put it off as long as I can. Next year has just got to get better for all of us.

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    Thank you all for remembering to send you private messages to me when you mail and when you received them, it is making it better for me.Now I feel better from the pneumonia but my back is out of whack or something went to pain Dr and got a shot in my lower back, has helped some but still can't take a deep breath without it killing me! On muscel relaxers and painbills again. It has to get better for my trip to Colorado the 27th.

    And may I say the packages I have on thread are all wonderful, keep up the good work! Lori

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    OH SharonAnne~so sorry to hear about your knee! Hope you recover quickly...and that was indeed a lovely box of goodies that you received...more crocheting of hats and hoods and scarfs for you
    Brenda

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    What area are you going to be in? How long is your trip
    here going to be?



    Quote Originally Posted by Lori Peercy View Post
    Thank you all for remembering to send you private messages to me when you mail and when you received them, it is making it better for me.Now I feel better from the pneumonia but my back is out of whack or something went to pain Dr and got a shot in my lower back, has helped some but still can't take a deep breath without it killing me! On muscel relaxers and painbills again. It has to get better for my trip to Colorado the 27th.

    And may I say the packages I have on thread are all wonderful, keep up the good work! Lori

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    I received a wonderful package yesterday from Shawana.Everything was beautifully wraped. She sent purple thread,six purple fq's, m&m's, 3 muskateers, a beautiful thimble pin, dog treats,and the most beautiful rooster panel and backing fabric, scissor pal and tweezers. I loved everything and Tinker and Bowser said thanks also they love the treats!
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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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    I need to send a big Thank you out to my Secret Pal this month.........no note or board name inside the package but Kelly H outside the package....Thank you........

    Boy did she send a wonderful package........I got a Small Quilt Kit with green batik fabrics inside..............and are they nice.....
    Pretty emery boards
    Quilter's Lotion which smells so good
    Quilter's Work in Progress pad..........it even has pages with graft squares............this could be handy
    Sherbet pips charm squares...........so cool
    5 really neat fat quarters
    and a Calender thingy.............

    Love everything...........

    Thanks so much Kelly..............and have a wonderful Holiday season

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    SharonAnne, ty for your wishes. Sorry to hear your knee is giving you great pain, especially around the holidays.

    Lori, glad to hear you're feeling better but sorry about your back!

    Louise, I love your new pic, nice!

    Starshine, maybe me????

    mooretll, love the rooster panel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonAnne View Post
    Hey Segasal... I like to see that type of thing, too. If someone cannot use it and another can, please forward. I guess it's my nature, but discarding perfectly good things, no matter what they are, really bothers me. And I have a few fussy cutting plans for the Christmas fabrics....

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, and best of luck on your trip with you newest family member. Hope all works out happily ever after for all.
    Thanks SharonAnne. I am so looking forward to the trip to chicago and the time with the family. It looks as if everything is going to work out .... I am hoping they accept Meadow and realize that he is a very special part of my life now and will be until the end of time.

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    Thank you to everyone who commented about my knee pain. I'm babying it big time this weekend, and ended up taking 3 looooong naps yesterday. There is some improvement and I'm hoping today will make the difference as to whether I can drive to work tomorrow or not.

    Oh no, Jaba, I'm so sorry - the back is way worse than the knee - at least one can get knee replacements eventually. Do not overdo it this holiday, OK? Keep us posted.

    And Lori, I think we are all praying for you to feel well enough to be able to take your trip to CO on the 27th.

    OK, time to get off the computer and back to elevating my leg before DH gets up at at 'em. Take care everyone.
    "Sew Happy" Sharon

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    What a stunning bow tuck just the perfect size the color is outstanding!!!Sorry your daughter won't get this one back I love even my son commented on color I love the print. Love the christmas fabric too!! Thankyou Thankyou and Quilty hugs, Sue Have a wonderful holiday!!
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    You know if your a quilter when you cleanup your sewing room and your family thinks your moving out!! Author U/K Sue

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    That was me. I always forget to put something on with my board name... sorry! I'm glad you liked it! The calender thing is a removable wipe-off dry erase thing. You can peel & move it as many times as you want!

    Quote Originally Posted by catpawski View Post
    I need to send a big Thank you out to my Secret Pal this month.........no note or board name inside the package but Kelly H outside the package....Thank you........

    Boy did she send a wonderful package........I got a Small Quilt Kit with green batik fabrics inside..............and are they nice.....
    Pretty emery boards
    Quilter's Lotion which smells so good
    Quilter's Work in Progress pad..........it even has pages with graft squares............this could be handy
    Sherbet pips charm squares...........so cool
    5 really neat fat quarters
    and a Calender thingy.............

    Love everything...........

    Thanks so much Kelly..............and have a wonderful Holiday season
    Mischief Managed.

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    Sharon Anne, so sorry you are having so much trouble with your knee just try to rest it as much as possible. Lori pleased you have recovered from pnuemonia and hopefully your back will improve.

    No package for me yet nor has my sp recieved hers yet, another clue: you like to hand embroider.

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    Quilty-Louise I am going to visit son and family in Grand Junction. for about 2 weeks.

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    Aahhhhh about 250 miles West of me.

    I grew up in GJ before I got married and moved to NC.
    Sadly I have been back in CO for over 14 years and STILL
    have not made it to GJ.

    In March it will be 32 years since I have been there.





    Quote Originally Posted by Lori Peercy View Post
    Quilty-Louise I am going to visit son and family in Grand Junction. for about 2 weeks.

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