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Thread: Favorite Things Tablerunner/Mat swap!! Sign ups Close January 10th

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    Went and looked at your quilt Jenn, it is beautiful! What a beautiful "life story" told in fabric. Been looking at all your little blocks and trying to relate to what you were feeling. Don't know if anyone ever can but I sure could relate to some of them in my own life with what I thought you meant. That's what's so nifty about it, everyone can relate something in their own life that probably had nothing to do with what you had in mind. Imagination is great isn't it. Thanks for sending the link, it's a beautiful quilt!!!

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    Cool quilt, JenniePenny!

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    I've been thinking a lot about one of my favorite things this morning: Rain. Liquid water, shall we say. We had an unusually long spate of unusually cold weather, down to 9 degrees one night and in the teens and low 20s for more than a week, and when the temperature finally went above freezing and the rain started Thursday evening it was such a relief. Rain, rain, don't go away!

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    Thank you so much Jaba and Likethedog!

    I like a nice rain storm too.

    Elisabrat, I do try to keep a positive outlook whenever possible. There is so much to appreciate and be thankful for. I have my loving family and a warm house. And hubby made meatballs for dinner tonight!
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    Here are all of the runners/mats from last months swap. Objects of beauty one and all!
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    wow I want all of them! amazing the variety Teresa. Favorite things will be fun. Bet you will see cats, and dogs and roses and chickens and gingerbread men and all sorts of variety. Just let your partner know your absolute favorite things and well almost everything is avail in fabric or one can make one color concepted by that item. no gingerbread fabric, use that warm brown with say red and white and give the idea of a gingerbread man.. or applique one free patterns all over the computer. a fat quart is not horribly expensive if you need to buy a focal fabric for your partner.. maybe 3.00 at the MOST so have fun ladies. Ask for help or if you can NOT make the fabric your partner is hoping for ask for a second or third option its ok! look at those pictures above. all for one theme.. so much variety. wowsa!
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    posted my medallion quilt along in the block of the month category. I am going to use one of my ufo's as a center. those ufo's are going to be outta here. I swear (crossing fingers and toes here).

    come on ladies sign up for a runner/mat swap!!! you could use something new and pretty on your coffee table or perhaps you have someone in mind you can gift one too. just give that persons favorite thing ideas to your partner and get rolling on a new adventure!! yahoooo!!!!! Teresa what are you thinking of asking for??
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    Busy Busy BUSY!!!! Weekend! Hope everyone got all that they needed done accomplished. (not me) This was Christmas Party extravaganza weekend. Had fun seeing friends and shopping with my niece. I took her along to choose her present, that way she got what she really wanted. (she's an adult and needed clothing) All in all a very successful wknd. Just not the projects getting done kind.
    I've been thinking as to what I will list as my favorite things. Lets see, today right this moment I'm thinking…..RED, Batiks, butterflies, coffee, sunshine, nature. Interesting. I'm glad my list is just a jumping off point for my partner. Although I have seen a very pretty batik in a coffee bean pattern.

    Come on Brat, you'll have all of those UFO's together by Jan 10th surely! Then you can jump in and join us

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    if you could see my ufo pile you would get it in fact glad to send them to someone and they can quickly whip them together for me..snap your fingers and tada! instant presto sewn with binding and sashing and well just PM me and they will be in the mail to you tomorrow. I would oh so love to see that box empty. I made two centers yesterday with scraps another goal but not exactly working with my ufos was it? and today if energy hits me I will start on your rr otherwise that goes to tomorrow. Still have straps to put on a Christmas apron, new pattern, this was reversible and a harder thing for me. I can not read patterns, they drive me bonkers. takes like 4 times to get to the oh oh this is what I am supposed to be doing. I can read a quilt pattern why not a sewing one? oh sigh its the brat at her finest there lol. If I had a favorite things runner it would be grapes, wine, wine country.. something lovely for the table and well a nice theme.. or perhaps it would be holidays (I know what a shock to you all).. and how come I can not get the song la coocoo racha out of my head, and spell check please for that but its going over and over in my thoughts lol.. what a dork I am. no white Christmas songs for me. its to snow tomorrow and I am NOT happy about that one at all. oh joy snow, and ice roads and no getting out of the house again except for dialysis. if I didn't have that I would not move my bones out that door. nope.
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    Now I know what you forgot yesterday brat! The straps and ties for your apron...you were going to use my turner thingy. You better come back over it'll save you a couple of frustrating hours. Wine country sounds nice, I could do a mat type runner in my kitchen, if someone is fast a Valentine's day, or St. Patty's, or anything in purples, teals, butterflies and hummingbirds, and May Day a maypole would be nice or a May basket. My mother always use to make me one of those. Just No kitties or dogs here please. I wish I knew my partners wants so I could start now, hate not knowing what I need to make...and get it done.

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    "Patience Grasshopper" names will be here before you know it!

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    Yippee! I'm in!!! As far as favorite things go...... oh my, have almost too many to name, but what tops the list is cats!! And raindrops on roses, kitten whiskers, coffee, wine, beer, fabric (HUGE stash), paper piecing, quilting, Accuquilt (applique), bright colors, insects, seashore, holidays, etc. and, and, and..... well, there's lots more, I'll have to think of them when my head stops spinning!
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    Hi! I am new to this board and to the swaps here - but not new to swaps! I am learning to quilt and re-learning how to sew - sewed bunches when my children were young, but am now sewing for a new generation. Made table runners for Christmas presents for my children, so this swap is just in time.

    Thanks -

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    Welcome to the board from New Hampshire. We are glad you joined us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    Welcome to the board from New Hampshire. We are glad you joined us.
    Hello JenniePenny! How is the weather in New Hampshire?? Here in sunny Arizona it's pushing 80 degrees today. Nothing but sun!
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    Oh, I'm so excited! Welcome to our swap, new swappers! Glad you found us and decided to jump onboard!

    Oh MizMelly I'd kill for 80 right now. I'm a wimp! High 50's today for us and yes I'm whining! I don't know how you snow covered people exist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlambing View Post
    Oh MizMelly I'd kill for 80 right now. I'm a wimp! High 50's today for us and yes I'm whining! I don't know how you snow covered people exist!
    I'd kill for 50! It gets hot and stays hot for almost 8 months of the year here, so when we actually get "winter" weather, we love it! And I agree, I don't know how all those people who get snow deal with it. We shovel sunshine about 350 days out of the year. Of course now they are calling for a slight chance of rain and cooler temps for Friday. We do celebrate when we get rain. And hopefully more snow for the high country. We've been dealing with drought conditions for so long that we pray for snow and rain to ease up on the water restrictions.
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    I would kill for a balm 75 year round.
    Yes I KNOW that means I would have to move to a tropical
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    There are times when I certainly miss living in the tropics. Record low of 68* and record high of 88*! Of course being a bazillion miles from anywhere made some things a bit difficult at times. Like when the commissary ran out of paper products during a dock workers strike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbwiese View Post
    Hi! I am new to this board and to the swaps here - but not new to swaps! I am learning to quilt and re-learning how to sew - sewed bunches when my children were young, but am now sewing for a new generation. Made table runners for Christmas presents for my children, so this swap is just in time.

    Thanks -
    So glad you found this thread, now you can just keep making table runners or mats and the kids will get one for every holiday of the year Welcome aboard!
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    I like coffee themes, sewing themes, wine themes , St. Patrick's would be nice, too.
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    Welcome MizMelly and rbwiese, glad you're joining us. You'll have fun with this group!

    Quote Originally Posted by rbwiese View Post
    Hi! I am new to this board and to the swaps here - but not new to swaps! I am learning to quilt and re-learning how to sew - sewed bunches when my children were young, but am now sewing for a new generation. Made table runners for Christmas presents for my children, so this swap is just in time.

    Thanks -

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    I like wine! oh oh your talking FABRIC how goes it in table runner land?

    I can honestly say now living in WYOMING and previously in the SIERRA's in CA, that the best place I loved snow: SEDONA ARIZONA, you got this beautiful snow, it dusted everything all over the rust colored mountains and then.. it was melted enough to drive by 10 am. this is how snow should be. light, fluffy, and melted. It was pretty cold at night there but warm enough to wear just a flannel shirt in the day. That is my kind of winter. None of the Sierras 3-6 feet of snow.. and none of this ICE on the road Wyoming has to offer. Still have snow on the ground from the last time it snowed 10 days ago.. nope snow is not all that guys promise you. Come visit in Dec or Jan surely you can get your fill in about 10 minutes then come inside and enjoy it the way it should be enjoyed. from a warm building with a big window
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    Brat, the way I've always thought snow should be: Only on the rooftops, grass and trees. If it would stay off the roads and sidewalks, I'd be fine with it!

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    Oh, yes -- here are some of my favorite things: Cats, chickens and roosters, lighthouses and the ocean, bright colors (my favorite is red) and black and white, reading, cooking and, now, sewing.

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