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Thread: Elisabrat's Summer Fun! Table Runner/Table Mat Swap SIGN UPS CLOSE MAY 5th

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    Wow that was fast. And I know with as many people on the group it will take Brat awhile to get all the notificiations out. I will wait patiently.

    When I was at Joann's yesterday, I found some really cute summer picnic fabric. I am waiting patiently for my partner.

    No rush no worries here.

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    Have made contact with my partner...What a busy week I have...better start chasing up some ideas
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    Wine tasting and visiting wineries in the area. I may have to see if the man I date wants to do something like that one weekend. There are several here in the area we could go to. He is into the different wines, I don't like the dry wines. Might be a good education for me to go to one again.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    PM'd my partner Can't wait to hear back and get an idea of what I'm in for

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    So you already have a partner??? hummm Hey Brat you did not drink enough wine if you are able to assign partners tonight! I am really excited about doing this table runner for summer. I have a pattern in mind and the fabric too, if my partner likes my idea! So now I am just waiting for a name!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    Yup we were waltzing down main street, a woman on each arm, Jan's hubby was the stud muffin keeping us from face plants while wine tasting.

    We have sent out all partners. Let me know if I skipped yours! off to share some rum cake and ice cream
    Linda
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    Thank you thank you, I know I love my partners name! so very creative! I am sending her a PM and hope she is lurking on the boards tonight!

    Oh that rum cake sounds so yummy! you could always mail me a piece of it! but I forgot I can't eat it! UGh.... Oh well have some for me!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    I didn't get mine. You don't lubs me no more!

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    I got my partner! Hurray! TheMamaHauser...I am so looking forward to getting to know her better. She PM'd me first..so much on the ball while doing her final exams! Thanks Linda for hosting this.
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    I didn't get one either, send private message.

    Quote Originally Posted by DustysMomma View Post
    I didn't get mine. You don't lubs me no more!

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    Yikes! Somehow I forgot to subscribe to this thread. You ladies chat a lot! Brat and MamaHauser and MaryTodliz, I'm so jealous that you're meeting one another here and there. What fun. Can't wait for the photos. I just love seeing everyone. Quilters have such kind and happy faces.

    Got my partner - queenof2802 - and am a little intimidated to be sewing for royalty. Hope to hear from her soon. And I hope she's not too picky. I have some hot citrusy fabrics I'm dying to work with.
    Krystyna
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    OH, don't know what I was thinking! I am so a week behind . . . in everything. My head kept telling me May 5th was next Monday. I should have figured it out when I got my paycheck . . . but I didn't.

    Anyway, what a great surprise when I got my name AND my message from sikesjj. It feels like Christmas early. Off to hunt down some red white and blue!

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    I have made contact with my swap partner...now to wait!!! I want to cut and sew!!!!!

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    Question: do you all wait to see what your partner's preferences are for color or do you make a surprise?
    Krystyna
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Question: do you all wait to see what your partner's preferences are for color or do you make a surprise?
    First time swapping, so I'm waiting!!! I know what I would like to do...just waiting.

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    I got my partners choices and am going to make a Red White and Blue summer topper... my partner is Berryberry! I love love love Berries. So this is going to be so much fun!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    Pm your partner to ask summer or patriotic and what colors. That should work. QUOTE=Krystyna;6047957]Question: do you all wait to see what your partner's preferences are for color or do you make a surprise?[/QUOTE]

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    I have a plan for ArizonaKat, I am going with colorful horses. Anyone have any tips on paper piecing? I watched a tutorial that made it look extremely easy, so I am like "where is the catch? It can't be that easy!".

    Don't forget to ask your partner about table size because my original plan would of covered her entire table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikesjj View Post
    I have a plan for ArizonaKat, I am going with colorful horses. Anyone have any tips on paper piecing? I watched a tutorial that made it look extremely easy, so I am like "where is the catch? It can't be that easy!".
    Do you mean English paper piecing or foundation paper piecing? I've never tried the first despite having bought 150 each of hexagon and diamond plastic forms. If you mean foundation, make sure you set your stitch length to about half your normal setting; it helps when you go to tear the paper away.
    Mischief Managed.

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    Paper piecing intimidates me. There. I said it! So what do I to? I piece it like regular or don't do it at all!

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    I don't like paper piecing at all! some love it, watch Youtube videos for ideas

    Glad to hear everyones excitement for the swap. The fabrics are so fun aren't they? My computer has been in the shop for a couple days now as was my hubbies. I am so happy at least his is back! I am watching on this swap.. I will be the group angel I think. I sure hope everyone hears from their partner soon

    Update on Jaba and Brats' grand adventures. She sews! like a wiz. I get tired watching her lol. We are having a good time if I say so myself. Sewing, wine tasting, cooking.. EATING (oh made peanut butter cookies today) and tomorrow everyone will pick me up from dialysis and we will go.. TO THE QUILT STORE!! and to lunch! and maybe to lose some cash at the casino..and home for beef and broccoli stir fry! and Korean short ribs. happy happy days Show some fabrics! I saw Jaba's finished product today for her partner. wow. Wonderful color choice and she has made something very summer pretty.
    Linda
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    I love my new partner Berryberry, she is a chatter box, just like me! We will have fun with this swap, thanks Brat for starting it!

    So today I was rushing around trying to stay one step ahead of a 3 year old (very very hard thing to do) and I was not paying attention to what I was doing and just about cut the end of my finger off! Well sorry to say I think I might have taught my 3 year old granddaughter some new words!

    Yowza, there is nothing that hurts like a finger pain! a million nerve endings on fire! So what did I do quick thinking quilter that I am! I took a 2 1/2 in WOF and made a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and to keep from having to get stitches, I left it on tight about 10 minutes and when I took it off the bleeding had stopped then iced it for about 20 more minutes swelling is down, but dang that sucker hurts still!

    And yes I did it to my left index finger and I am left handed! UGH

    I did not do it to get out of sewing! but maybe I can get out of typing~ ok going to get off computer and enjoy the quiet.
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    It is obviously to late for stitches, but from my experience they don't reattach unless its major. Buy one of those little splints for broken fingers you can get them at a pharmacy and it will help you from hittin it and keep the bandages on it. Don't use peroxide, repeated use actually damages your skin and will prolong healing, there are some really good band aids for fingertips and highly recommend those. When you change the bandage clean it up with some alcohol or soap and water (without seeing it, it's hard for me to say), and let it breathe and air dry before bandaging again. You can PM me a picture if you want. I have had several family members do the same thin and saw it quite often in nursing school. Get better soon and I am a fellow Lefty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marytoddliz View Post
    I love my new partner Berryberry, she is a chatter box, just like me! We will have fun with this swap, thanks Brat for starting it!

    So today I was rushing around trying to stay one step ahead of a 3 year old (very very hard thing to do) and I was not paying attention to what I was doing and just about cut the end of my finger off! Well sorry to say I think I might have taught my 3 year old granddaughter some new words!

    Yowza, there is nothing that hurts like a finger pain! a million nerve endings on fire! So what did I do quick thinking quilter that I am! I took a 2 1/2 in WOF and made a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and to keep from having to get stitches, I left it on tight about 10 minutes and when I took it off the bleeding had stopped then iced it for about 20 more minutes swelling is down, but dang that sucker hurts still!

    And yes I did it to my left index finger and I am left handed! UGH

    I did not do it to get out of sewing! but maybe I can get out of typing~ ok going to get off computer and enjoy the quiet.

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    Marytoodliz, so sorry. That must hurt like the dickens.
    Krystyna
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    krazy glue it MB, they use basically the same thing in the ER. Clean it, glue it then wrap it so you don't hit it she is right on that one. Did my pinky about 4 months ago.. its not fun. heck I had a hangnail yesterday good idea I pulled it out.. oh what? that's not a good idea? yes my finger said BAD PLAN felt like I had hammered it. yeowsa. Sorry your hurt sugarpie. Chasing Charlie might keep you so busy you wont remember it. (ha) til you do dishes or such.

    Today is a grand day a quilt store in my near future. I am JAZZED! now to remember stay in the sale section stay in the sale section do not look left or right.. or stop at that cool display of... doomed. I am doomed. lol.
    Linda
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    krazy glue it MB, they use basically the same thing in the ER. Clean it, glue it then wrap it so you don't hit it she is right on that one. Did my pinky about 4 months ago.. its not fun. heck I had a hangnail yesterday good idea I pulled it out.. oh what? that's not a good idea? yes my finger said BAD PLAN felt like I had hammered it. yeowsa. Sorry your hurt sugarpie. Chasing Charlie might keep you so busy you wont remember it. (ha) til you do dishes or such.

    Today is a grand day a quilt store in my near future. I am JAZZED! now to remember stay in the sale section stay in the sale section do not look left or right.. or stop at that cool display of... doomed. I am doomed. lol.
    Hey, would you take some pictures of the shop? I've often wondered what other shops looked like inside. I'm heading to my favorite shop-til-I'm-broke store today or tomorrow. I'll take pictures. We can do a virtual shop hop. Everybody take some pictures of the inside of your LQS for a virtual shop hop.

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