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Thread: ELISABRAT's WINTER FROLIC TABLERUNNER/TABLE MAT SWAP!! SIGN UPS CLOSE OCT 10th

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    I'm here! I've just had a couple busy days at work -- part of Saturday, all day Monday plus Monday evening, then a regular-length day Tuesday. Then I fell asleep early Tuesday night after being worn out from the Monday work marathon. Some weeks are like that, with no time to sew (or shop for more fabric, which is probably a good thing!). But I've been thinking of color combinations and planning -- and following all your comments and pictures.

    I liked all four of Jaba's color combinations, by the way! But the first one was especially intriguing.

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    I think today is my turning point! I can actually think. I feel wonderful! Yea!!!!!

    I received some great Santa fabric that I had ordered, yesterday. I am so pleased with how it plays so nicely with the fabrics I have in mind for it. Now to get a move on.
    I'm almost afraid to say that my workday looks light, but if all works out I should be able to get a start on my runner today

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    Dabbler312,
    Winter colors are fine! thanks for your info too. I tried to PM you but it said your mailbox is full.
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    ok in your minds eye are snowmen winter or are they Christmas.. no ornaments, nothing but scarves on.. I am on the fence on this. I have three combos love to show all of you but well.. facebook is not taking my photos right now. another windows good idea. must have hit something they took them just the other day! cant post here cant post in facebook argh pirates. I also have skating polar bears andsquirrels ice skating fools but the predominant color is red in this fabric.. is this winter or would the red make you think Christmas.. argh the dilemma here..
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    Snowmen to me are winter. I have a friend that when all the Christmas decorations come down, she decorates her home in snowmen for the month of January.

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    I have snowmen out all year round and I have Robert Duncan (sp) pictures on the wall - all WINTER themed - my favorite is kids riding a goat - I can just hear all the laughter and merriment when I look at the print - to each his own I guess - winter can be a lot of things to different folks - ie: hot cocoa; ice skates; snowflakes; snow covered pines; snowmen; scarves and mittens; snowboots/snowshoes and skis; snowball quilt block; icicles; cardinals; themometer that reads below zero; hockey etc. - my imagination runs wild.
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    ok maybe it was paranoia? I just want things to be perfect lol.. in my mind they are always perfect. My favorite painting ever is a little one of a girl pulling a sleigh. it was painted in the late 1800's and my mother had it hanging in the hall right above the heat register. I used to stand at night in my nightgown and gaze up at it. gilded frame.. love that picture. unfortunately years and years of smoke has left it with a terrible tint. my sis has it as she doesn't mind the smoke smell. I might take it and ask someone who restores things like that. she wont do it and has about fifteen of her pictures. hum.. I wonder.. you got me thinking. I think snow.. pine trees, hot drinks your right on that one and well hard to make icicles dabbler ! no pattern for that one! and well.. maybe snowmen are winter after all. I always decorate with snowflakes for January.
    Linda
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    In answer to whether snowmen are Christmas or winter - I think they can be either or both.
    I used to only decorate for Christmas and snowmen were included. Then for awhile I did like a previous poster and saved (most of) the snowmen for January. Now I don't do a lot of decorating because I'm not at home very much. I wear my snowmen jacket all winter.

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    Mom -6! you decorate yourself now! well that counts doesn't it? I too decorate myself an addiction to sparkly broaches like the kind they had in the 50's and 60's oh oh la la rhinestone addiction! my mom wore those and had the real fancy ones.. she was the envy of the neighborhood .. top line stuff. dumb as I was let my lil sis keep them and give them to her daughter.. now I wish I had it back. day late dollar short. would gift it to my own little girl who would love to sparkle up like that again.. and whiel your young oh boy does it work good

    I made chicken pot pie tonight and well it was good .. looking for great. who has a great recipe for this?
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    Good morning everyone - we had to scrape windshields this morning as the temps dropped below freezing last night; I think our winter season will soon be upon us. All together now "Think Snow" - LOL - just kidding; as much as I love winter I want to get past Halloween first and I don't want the weather to infringe on my favorite kids holiday.

    Love my glittery snowmen and snowflakes - I also have hand blown glass balls that I leave hanging in the bay window - when you face the light and hold them up to your eye you can see the honeycomb designs inside - they're beautiful.
    I once scored four large rhinestone broaches from a friend who wanted to borrow money - the broaches were an exchange/pawned to me - long story short - they were his mothers and he was an only child and I held on to them for a year and finally called to see what he wanted to do - he had the money but decided he didn't want them back and that I should keep them and do what I wanted. I lent one to the daughter of my best friend for her wedding hair-piece - it was stunningly beautiful - 2 inches across square - after the ceremony I gifted it to her to possibly gift to her future children; I gave one to my bestie for her birthday as she kept after me to sell it to her and I still have the other two and wear them on occasion. Love the vintage sparkles - they really dress up a jacket/scarf/purse/hat etc.

    Have a wonderful day.
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    Yep, Brat, and I decorate me every Faire weekend too! Remember how much fun it was to play dress up??? Don't do the corset thing though, I prefer to breathe. Lol!

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    Brat, Just tossing my two cents in here as to your choices...All of the pictures speak to me of winter...not Christmas so I think you would be safe with any of them as choices. Lucky partner, whoever she is. As to the subject of brooches...(neat topic) I can remember how popular they were in the 50's and early 60's. I had a gorgous onethat was Sarah Coventry. Somehow over the years, I lost it. I still haunt ebay looking for it. It was silver with light blue stones. But at least I still have it in my memory bank.
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    Pretty fabric choices Brat, the definately speak winter! Yep, I too remember the pretty rhinestone pins from the 50's and 60's great memories.

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    Skaduzy, I can ans. your question about the runner for AliciaH - she is my DD...that size will be perfect. In fact she has a couple places you will be able to use it. She doesn't get on here as much as I'd like her to (lolo), so thot I'd ans..for her..

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    Lucky to be Brat's partner! But boy, did she make it hard to choose! I like them all, but like the snowman with greens and browns the best.

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    Those are some very pretty fabrics, Brat...IF I was your partner, I like grouping one, with the Redbird, or last grouping. I collect Santas & Snowmen. Love winter time...

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    Okay,
    Jaba, as Cheesehead chose #4, #1 is perfect for me! Brat, all of yours are great, so whatever is left, send it on!! I think snowmen say Winter...can be decorated to say Christmas, too..

    I know I appear greedy, wanting in on all these fabric combo runners...really it's just I have no willpower..plus I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings by NOT commenting I would love that runner, send it to me! Yep, that's what it is..it's not selfish greed..it's selflessness...honest!
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    Thanks to some advice and hand-holding from Kiffie and Brat, I finally managed to post this photo of my practice table runner. It came out 73 miles long -- OK, I'm exaggerating, but it did end up bigger than I expected. But it's pretty!

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    Thanks Jean. Now I will get started.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oksewnsew View Post
    Skaduzy, I can ans. your question about the runner for AliciaH - she is my DD...that size will be perfect. In fact she has a couple places you will be able to use it. She doesn't get on here as much as I'd like her to (lolo), so thot I'd ans..for her..

    Jean
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    whats wrong with 73 miles long? I mean it might be an inch or two too long but surely 80 would have been over the top you know? your lines are so perfect! are you sure your new to this stuff likethedog? I am wondering.. think she hoodwinked us ladies.. trickter in the group..

    ok kiffie I too suffer from that same affliction. wantstering its called. you want this you want that.. yup it must run in the group. we see fabric and well.. your right! its just because you don't want someones feelings hurt that you wish they would send it all to you. Your so amazingly kind. wow.

    It made me really smile to see all the nods to the old jewelry. I think now when I look at the new sparkles out there they can't hold a candle to the real ones from yesteryear. Well its the middle of the night got up for water and think maybe I can pop off back to sleep for a bit. Maybe.. one never knows. gotta get a good nights rest as I have to sew today. I have runners to make!!!
    Linda
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    My nephew's bride made her wedding bouquet from old glittery brooches she accumulated over the last year (wedding was October 5). It was gorgeous! Trying to get my sister-in-law to email me a picture so I can share.

    Oksewnsew, I think I am on target with your runner...incorporates one of your favorites! Did have a "disaster" yesterday while working on it. Got a block partially finished and ironed on my new ironing board cover, only to have the fabric from the cover transfer its print onto three of the small pieces in the block. So I spent quality time with my seam ripper and all is now well! (The ironing board cover was cheap but it's expensive now...so I am on the lookout for another!)

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    I have never seen a patterned ironing board cover! and I have used them all my life. mine are that wonderous silver? then because I use starch and fusible evry little string that is loose sticks and well its a rainbow effect now.. luckily they do not transfer color argh that would have made me want to throw it all away! put a sheet of fabric over it for now til you get a new one. that is frustrating!!!

    its a beautiful 6:50 the sun is not rally up yet but think it will be gorgeous, no snow flurries today! 32 even!!! tank top weather I think! by 9 that front door is open wide and the windows too.. fresh air, nothing like it I wish we had trick or treaters but we live on this country road with only five homes, one for sale and empty and all.. grown ups no kids to be sure. MY neighbors are big Halloween fans so maybe I can give them a trick or treat I have my entire house decorated for it. so colorful I love it!!!

    OK I want to see a bouquet made out of vintage broaches.. oh how pretty that would be! oh no hope she didn't throw that one and had an alternate one for tossing! yowsa that would be a bouquet that was out of the world expensive!
    Linda
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    OK...here are two pix of the brooch bouquet, one to show detail and the other to show how it is held. My sister-in-law is watching the house during the honeymoon and snapped these this morning!

    On the ironing board cover, there was this cool one with zebra stripes to replace my old silver thing of 30 years...COOL! I thought. Until I got block shadow stripes on something I ironed
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    awesome brooches! unique! I did not join this swap, just lurking and looking forward to seeing the pics.
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