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FUNKY Chicken Block Swap #2 - Sign-up deadline is March 31, 2011

FUNKY Chicken Block Swap #2 - Sign-up deadline is March 31, 2011

Old 03-26-2011, 12:46 PM
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I'm in favor of the eggs with yolks. Thinking about a crack on the egg led me to think about somehow making a 3D eggshell that could be pulled back to show some chick fabric inside, or a yolk, or whatever. Don't exactly know how I'd go about that, but it could be fun.

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Old 03-26-2011, 01:18 PM
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**We have about 60 folks who have expressed interest in this swap. Will see how many actually participate! :)
Just think of all those chickens here at the hen house!
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:04 PM
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Hey ladies check out my Hot Chicken Dip in recipes (couldn't resist!)
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:17 PM
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Mariposa, am I signed up? I thought I did, but now can't find my name on the list. is there a list? or did I come across an old list. anyway let me know, I have been doing the funky chicken like crazy!
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Foxflower
Wow, 5 sets so everybody gets one! :shock: Well, 1 set is done.

Here's another idea on how to turn my plain egg into something more.....votes on how to make them? Sometimes plain is nice when there is a lot going on in other areas. On the other hand....it is a FUNKY swap.
i think the 'bottom left' is a great one... says it all really!!

this is something people could do themselves if they're not lucky enough to get one!

brilliant idea 'foxflower'!!!
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:38 PM
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Pat, your recipe sounds good. I'm going to serve it at Friday Night Cards next week. Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Foxflower
Okay, IF I can I'll make more skunks. I'm just about done with 1 set, and they aren't difficult -- using rough edge machine applique.
Foxflower: please be careful in what you take on. You are doing a great job and no one expects that they might get one of everything they like.

Lots of us are keeping track of who made what so we can privately swap later if it shouldn't be in our mix of return blocks. I am sure everyone is going to be happy in this swap because there has been so much participation and SEW much creativity.

The goal is to be creative and ENJOY! :-D
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by sandpat
Well...they are all workable! LOL...that doesn't help does it? I personally think I'd like the plain one and then I could draw a crack on the shell...maybe add a foot coming out of the crack??? See....now you have even more ideas!
Oh dear Sandpat, you and I must be thinking along the same lines. Just this afternoon I was thinking about Foxflower's eggs and that I would like to make a foot sticking out of it. LoL :lol:
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:01 AM
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LOL....Linda, you know what they say about "great minds". In this case though, it just might be "warped minds" thinking alike!
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:46 AM
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WOW is this swap coming together.................
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