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Thread: HOME DÉCOR SWAP #2 - entry closes April 19, 2013

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    did i miss something? blind binding? rough on the fingers, wouldn't want to trim it. instead of just skewering my fingers i'd probably lop them off. it's hard enough when i can see what i'm doing!
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    I think brat is a pretty fast learner, at least she learned how today! lol...Fun day. She cooked a yummy stirfry, delicious!

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    And she got out everybody's partners for her swap....except me!

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    are you referring to me?
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    No Dusty's mom still has a couple to go, just got way to tired to finish. In the morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    No Dusty's mom still has a couple to go, just got way to tired to finish. In the morning
    She posted that she was done. Guess I'll wait. I wasn't going to get started at 10pm anyway, lol.

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    jaba - would I do anything less than beautiful - LOL
    Just don't look super close at the binding. I really enjoy the hand stitching part - it's the joining ends that gives me fits.
    The girls at the local quilt shop were impressed with my color selection - said that they're stunning and it will be a sharp project when it's finished. Want to see a sliver of color - tonight is ladies stag so the girls and I are dining out - I can get to it after I get home tonight.
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    Hey hey hey! its me! le brat! my computer is dead then my hubbies died. it was one marvelous computer funeral this weekend. I am so sorry dustysmomma about the non sending of your name and the miss spelling when I finally got it done. I am a bit tired with all the partying Jaba and I have been doing. Those men with burritos and quilts are so tired they left Nancia! We have been playing with fabric (me) sewing (Jan) and eating everything and then wine tasting and think going to lunch tomorrow and maybe the casino to lose some money! Her husband has been so sweet and humored us the whole way and saved us from being total tourist bugger rears in town .. there are 22 wineries that have little tasting rooms on the main street of Murphys. He has strong arms to hold us up and hei s a grand bbq king. My husband is a grand charcoal burnt food on the grill king and freely admits it so its a treat for me to have some good old fashioned bbq! She has taught me a couple really good tricks that I am so happy to have learned. Finishing my partners goodies tomorrow a.m. and will be ready to send! yahoooo!
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    "tourist bugger rears" That's the first time I've heard that one! LMAO! Sounds like you're having a great time! Computer funerals are no fun. My old one is on its last leg and has been relegated to my sewing room for Pandora & emergency craft printing of already saved files on the shared network drive only. I can't unplug the power cord or it turns off, it capitalizes when it wants to (usually inappropriately) and the touchpad's mouse button clicks whenever it fees like it so that your words get so jumbled up you never make sense & have to rewrite it 10 times.

    Did some sewing last night on this swap. I have 2 projects going & I keep going back & forth between them, lol.
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    I wish you oodles of luck dustysmomma in finishing all those projects. my list is a tad longer... big mouth sign up for it all!!! lol. I will be relieved to finish a couple things and then can only count the other ten that need doing this week. four of which I will accomplish I figure set my goals high then I will push harder and do what I can. Trying to come up with a 'wacky/crazy CHICKEN pattern for my dq this month. I didn't want to do a crazy quit block so Annaquilts has agreed to do crazy chickens with me. now to figure out what is a crazy or wacky chicken look like. This is the pickle I get myself into all the time.
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    and in the midst of all this hilarity, i had a box arrive! i was hoping it was one or two of my burrito boys, but . no. it is a singer featherweight of 1948. actually older than me! this is the one i found on shopgoodwill.com. it has arrived in the same perfect condition it was sent. well packaged in a large pellet filled cardboard box, and then the carrying case, and the little darling plus goodies. the cord appears to be the original and has some cracks in the rubber so i will replace that. i turned it on using my aunt's fw cord. it stitches quietly== or will once i put bobbin thread in. i am happy that i ordered a new belt and some feet. so far i don't appear to need to replace anything but the cord. i will have the interior wires checked, too. it looks shiny, with just a few normal pin scratches--no biggies. i am delighted!! yes, it is always a bit of a gamble, but goodwill.com wants our return business just as any other retailer does. so this is the end of my birthday gifts. my sister drove up from d.c. and took us to dinner at cafe' bombay-- the most delicious food ever! dh presented a gold ruby and diamond heart pendent for all 4 occasions, so i am well set for another year! now i REALLY have to figure out my embroidery machine!!! it hangs over me like doom! i feel very grateful for all the love and goodness in my life!
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    Happy belated birthday wishes nancia - sounds like you got yourself the perfect gift and had a wonderful time with your hubby and sister. I looked at some of those featherweights on goodwill.com. I have a couple of friends that use them and they just love it - maybe some day - who knows when I might decide to get one.

    On another note - here is the teaser for my partner - hope the colors are what they had in mind.
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    ohh like your teaser Dabbler! I love the three on the left.. (picky Brat!). I have the binding done on 2/3 of my projects for my partner. I had sewn binding on a runner the night before and used a needle with a sharp top? probably one of those easy threads only I didn't use it like an easy thread (bad eyes) and it made my finger.. sore? oh my so I had to stop yesterday but will try to whip that out today so I can mail by tomorrow. its a theory not always possible but a theory

    Jaba (Jan) and I have had such a good time. At least I think we did. For me it was the quality time with someone you truly care about.. I spend a ton of time alone. I love it, like it and sometimes crave .. more. I got that. We had some quiet times and we also had some family times. That was it.. family times. I have three sisters, two I am not very close with and another I adore but gets on my nerves super easy. This was. Laughter, working together, going out and having fun.. staying home and doing our own things but it was so easy and normal. God I loved that. I will be sad to see her go home but its not the last and not for long. We will hook up again. She is the sister of my heart and I love her dearly Will have to spank her hubbys cute little rear one more time before he goes home he is a kick in the pants. And she will let me (laughing even harder).
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    Dear partner of my next swap:

    I am so thrilled we are doing holidays! (grin) I would like Santa things. Santa runners, Santa wall hangings, Santa pot holders.. Santa Santa's.. I am excited to get some Santa's from you.

    Thanks you again so much in advance,
    The holiday bug!
    BRAT
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    does anyone else suspect the vote was bought, er , i mean, ......yeah, bought sounds about right! it looks like lots of fun! beware-- making brat a santa suit would involve a lot of padding!!! a whole lot!! whereas, making me a bunny would require a whole lot less! especially a playboy bunny. oops, i would be the only playboy bubby they insisted wear a burka! lol , in the u.s. of a.! or priest's robes-- to the floor, baby! i will work on that for this summer..rotflmao-- that's my wait loss plan....."roll, roll, roll. in the hay.."... (does anyone know the movie that quote is from? there's a fat quarter in it if you get it right--first one only.)
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    Dear Nancia,

    pack your bags its obvious you need a small get away.. up here in the woods where insanity rules and we don't care what the world thinks. ok we do.. but we can hide and pretend.. oodles of trees. your gimpy arm, my gimpy legs we will be a team that will scare the pants off all those loggers.. um get here fast its sounding better than ever.

    your brat
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    oh, naughty! naughty! brat! what do i need to pack? from the sound of those loggers i just need my toothbrush! ( you have toothpaste, right?) i think a designer purse will handle the situation just fine!
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    dabbler, colors look perfect! Now I'm excited, can't wait. Sent yours yesterday so watch your mail. Same here le brat, had a great time. Think we're kindred spirits, must have been sisters in another life. Better get dressed so this trailer can leave your driveway, but my eyes are kind of teary. bittersweet day it's going to be
    She's got toothpaste nancia...your turn to come to the mountains

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    dabbler, colors look perfect! Now I'm excited, can't wait. Sent yours yesterday so watch your mail. Same here le brat, had a great time. Think we're kindred spirits, must have been sisters in another life. Better get dressed so this trailer can leave your driveway, but my eyes are kind of teary. bittersweet day it's going to be
    She's got toothpaste nancia...your turn to come to the mountains
    I'll be watching with great anticipation - I'm so happy to hear that you girls got along like sisters. I have a couple of girlfriends that I refer to as sisters of my heart - I have real siblings but we're not close and it's a long sad story - I miss them most days and just learned to move on from that pain - girlfriends and I have been friends for 5 & 25 plus years and I can't imagine my life without them. So yes good-by's are bittersweet and it's a hug until the next time.
    We now have skype - it's not the same but you can at least see each other face to face. Have a fabulous morning and safe trip home.
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    For anyone who has ever looked at the patterns on Annie's and thought if they were cheaper I just might buy one, they've got 100 patterns marked down to $1 right now. I got the email this morning and today is the last day on it. Here's a link:

    https://www.e-patternscentral.com/li...=summerblowout

    There are a few really cute runners & wall hangings on that page!

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    I am going through withdrawals. Plain and simple. Its not the same. I miss my buddy. oh boy this is not going to be fun, if this is what one day is like.. hanging my jib big time.

    I will finish today and mail Friday to my partner. I rarely make it to the post office on dialysis days. Too pooped. upside is I do pooped out rather well just ask Jan. wanna see someone melt in two easy quiet moments? fling she is out! that would be me. I am convinced its almost impossible to wear Jan out. sheesh!

    I was thinking if Nancia comes, heck I have clothes. We have toothpaste and oh yes bathroom with your name on it! shower included! and ah that logger thing.. all those flannel shirts. And its warming up, they cant wear them forever. I mean surely it will be too hot. There is a big loggers jamboree in June I think. Seriously log rolling etc.. but you had best come now.. who knows where I will be living in June. I don't. lots on my mind the next couple days wish me the best of luck sorting it out! (like I would know where i put it if I did sort it out).
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    i understand about putting things, sorted and otherwise! i make a note, and then lose the note, and i'm lucky if i find the notebook to make the note in and when i do, if i remember what the note was about. i had 2 ideas for art quilts. only got one down on paper. grrrrr. i would soooo love to be there right now! i can feel the sharpness of the air just starting to soften, and the smell of pine and rich soil. we used to camp as kids, and later mt sister and i camped across country. when i say camped i mean tent and sleeping bag. sometimes more primitive. have stayed in glacier nat'i quite a few nights, cowered thru the highway to the sun, and would go back again. but i really hate the highway to the sun! i am not a hi places kind of person! not the first you would call to climb up to get something down!
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    Nancia I posted this originally in the wrong thread. What do you think of this as inspiration for your bathroom in blue, yellow, and cream? Any other colors you want to add?


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    hmmmm, i think i'm starting to feel inspired already! i love all those colors, so you could go in any direction with that! let me get you the window picture and the measurements ( easier said than done. anyone have a tape measure?
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    My driver for dialysis she comes here and every single morning and every single afternoon when she brings me back she says.. it smells SO GOOD. Guess when your lucky enough to live here it loses its new scent? lol. She says I want to bring a jar snag some and open it up when I get home. You just cant fake real pine needles... early morning dew ones or warm sunshine drying ones..

    I guess I missed something you get a curtain Nancia? I want a curtain. I want your curtain. oh I need a window first dont I? shoot ..
    Linda
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