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    It's even worse when you have to live with jetlag in a dirty house! When we fly international, he's worried about the packing and I'm worried about the cleaning and the mail, lol. I just get out what I'm taking and put it in a pile & it magically ends up in the suitcase!

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    I have pets. When we travel no way would I leave anything messy. Someone is coming in to feed them and might think we are pigs!

    I am putting a note for my dear partner that I am MOVING on the 22nd gone for good from this address so if you need a bit of time to send to me write and you can send it to Jaba she will hold it til I get there
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    It's awful quiet in here for projects being due Monday! I only have 3 people down as shipped, so if I've not been notified and you have sent your package out, please PM me ASAP. If you're running late, please let me and your partner know, so that there are no hard feelings. If you're participating in sikesjj's quilt project for Moore, OK and need additional time because of it, please let me AND your partner know.

    I know that summer is in full swing and we're all busy. The point of the swaps is for it to be fun. Let's communicate so it stays that way!

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    Mine has been sent to Dabbler a long time ago. Just waiting for mine.

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    I am still hand quilting. Will need a few more days. Hope to be binding by Sunday night. Will keep you posted. Happy moving (if there is such a thing), Elizabrat.


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    I am still here and working on my project for Nancy as well as my table runner for AZKat in Brat's table runner swap. As if life wasn't crazy enough,my house was broken into on Wednesday. They took my big standing jewelry box, and all my jewelry. All I care about is my Mamaw's necklace and my first Mother's Day present which was a necklace from my hubby. Thankfully I wore my wedding and engagement ring that day because they cleaned out my jewelry dish on my vanity. It kills me about my Mamaw's necklace because I just put it back in there that morning, I have been carrying it around in case a tornado hit. There is two weeks left in my quilt drive and this week we have VBS and then to hand out quilts again.

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    So sorry sikesjj, tragedy happens and then the thieves come out to play. Pretty sad to even think about it but seems as though it always happens. Hope your insurance will help you out with this. We have a second home in Denver and that happened to us 2 years ago. They went through everything and left the house in a total mess. Insurance didn't pay for all of it, but helped out a lot. Have home security now and it is so worth the money, even for the peace of mind.

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    i have spent the week end out in the country with grann of 6, sewing away! beau's gift will be sent out on monday as i have only binding to do. chose a very tricky backing! i'm sure jamie will be surprised to have something for beau instead of for the moore people! hope it makes him happy! i will let you know when i ship and the tracking number. am i late already?
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    jamie-- so sorry about your break-in! i had a lot of reading to do and had just responded to the most recent post. just handle things one at a time! as much as i am anticipating receiving my new bathroom-in-abox (lol), i am more concerned that you re-establish comfort and security in your home! as i just mentioned , i hope to have beau's ready to go out on monday. i was doing a little pre-finishing trimming and the blade got a little bit adventurous! no body was hurt, no limbs or lives lost, just a little shorter project than originally planned. now i know better than to work on this when tired!
    happy dad's day to all the lucky guys out there, and happy dad's day to all the good women who gave them cause to celebrate! dh is just glad to have me home! had such a good time at grann's,\. it was like a shortened summer camp for us! we sewed, we talked, we laughed, we ate, we had lots of fun! oh, and a miracle occurred-- i went to sleep at midnight and out of bed by 8 a.m. not my usual hours, and i'm sure grann thinks she has me re-trained. i fell asleep as soon as i got home, all that talking. and did i mention shopping? are very tiring, but sew much fun!
    oh, d'sm, i'm sorry, but i didn't get your runner finished as planned. i will continue to work on it and 'git 'er done!"
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    I watched the news yesterday the new thieves are watching for funeral announcements and robbing homes while the funeral is under way. How horrible is that? I always thought jewelry boxs were instant invitations and should only hold your inexpensive costume jewelry. I picked places like inside the toe of a boot, in a pair of men's slacks hanging.. not in coats not in between your mattress or in your panty drawer somewhere off kilter that it might escape a robbery. I am sorry you lost something so special. My mothers wedding band and a necklace were appropriated from me also several years ago but unfortunately it was from either my own son in his bad days or his girlfriend while I was out shopping. it was the toughest thing to accept but the memories are there still. And that my dear friends is what really matters. not the stuff but the memories. I treasure mine

    onto fun things I am thinking time is just to short to mail to me Quennie so maybe you can write Jaba for her mail to and send it there? that would be the best plan if its not in the mail yesterday things are so slow here and I am slower yet picking up things. Promise to write when I get to Wyoming and let you know how much I love the nose warmer you made for me, and ear flaps they will come in handy too!
    Linda
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    thieves taking advantage of life events is nothing new. back in the day we had to hire a "gift minder" to stay in the house with the wedding gifts during the wedding and reception. and you just didn't tell the gossip columnist about your vacation till you got back, and had to hire a housesitter anyway. we are putting all 4 animals in boarding when we go to dallas. it will cost a bunch, but this time we have seen the accommodations and met the actual caretakers. no more petsmart hohell! i should have sued them and had them brought up on animal abuse charges!! we will have our mail held, and only one car will be in the drive as usual! my 2000 mustang crossed 60K miles last week. honked down the highway in celebration. my neighbor teases me about never using my car. since i met grann i've put on a lot of miles. fun to do the hills and turns of her area! saw several horse and carts while there and amish or mennonites on golfcarts zipping across fields. also saw a farmer plowing with his team of horses, and he was walking behind them with the plow. very scenic area!
    have a safe move, brat! enjoy your new digs! i hope you are getting some bun warmers also!! lol
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    Honey I have built in 'bun' warmers lol.. actually two years ago my daughter picked up a case of the hand warmers and a case of foot warmers for Steve. I think we used two, gifted a few out so lots left for those cold mornings. I checked on the weather year round, the average snow and rain and honestly the winters are a lot like up here in the Sierras it appears. will check back with you on that after my first winter. my luck it will the coldest winter in 150 yrs!
    Linda
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    Sounds like everyone had a good weekend! I spent yesterday with my best friend, helping her make several dozen of her fancy cupcakes, a BIG banana pudding, and this amazing cake that is 2 layers of lemon cake with a whole cheesecake in the middle of it. I had to laugh when I got there. Apparently the first thing she did for the day included a ton of powdered sugar, so she puts it in the kitchenaid mixer and her daughter distracted her when she was turning it on, so instead of turning it on low, she went straight to 3 & the powdered sugar blew up all over her kitchen, lol. She'd just gotten it cleaned up and her husband pulled in from being sent to the store again right ahead of me. She was so frantic for most of the time I was there, and her daughter hadn't slept the night before and was begging for attention, so I was her cheerleader and her reminder to breathe....oh, and also her dishwasher & counter/table cleaner.

    My boyfriend called me this evening from Denmark. He said he'd been playing with his 8 month old nephew all evening and was worn out. He said his goal was to teach him to crawl before he left and he was almost there. I find it funny that they apparently push the babies a bit in the beginning to hurry up and be able to hold their head up and push up and such, and they encourage parents to begin "water training" at just a few months old, but aren't so big on hurrying ambulatory skills. I'm curious to see at what age they begin potty training too. The whole business of the differences between US and Danish practices, customs, and financial things is completely fascinating to me.

    I'm running a little late on my project with all that's gone on lately with my machine and family and such. I contacted my partner but haven't heard back from her. I got almost all of my runner cut out for Elisabrat's swap too. I needed to take a break to decide on a binding color for this project. I still haven't decided, but I'm thinking I'll probably match the outer band of border. Otherwise I think it'll be too loud. My side project for this swap has eluded me. It was a little something extra I wanted to make to throw in, but I just can't get into it, so I have something else in mind instead.

    Tomorrow it's back to the grindstone. Blah. I hate Mondays!

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    dustysmom um... who is your partner for my swap? curiosity makes me ask...

    I laughed at your friends poor experience how mean and evil am I? I would croak if I did that. I hate when I use my handy dandy hand mixer (no kitchen aids here unless cats count) and filling or such comes flying out at me. ugh I hate that. a box of powder sugar. sit on the floor and just cry. not so funny when I really think of it. I think she will be finding it for weeks to come..

    I hope everyone is rapidly sewing in this room and is quiet because they are wickedly working as fast as their fingers can so everyone has a smile at the end and get this.. so maybe there will be that holiday swap in the near future
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    dustysmom um... who is your partner for my swap? curiosity makes me ask...

    I laughed at your friends poor experience how mean and evil am I? ... I think she will be finding it for weeks to come..
    Lilrain, and she PM'd me last night that mine was ready. I'll inbox you.

    I agree, she's going to find powdered sugar for weeks, lol. I laughed too when I heard. Sadly, her husband was standing there and busted out laughing as soon as it happened. I think he's still in the dog house!

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    oh and he will tell that story to EVERYONE in the future you know a joke around the bbq. I see a big dog house he can vacation in many times over.

    got your PM thanks! and hey where is my grand black licorice from Denmark? I am waiting.....
    Linda
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    black licorice???? don't forget me!!!

    years ago we had a pitty labrador cross named cadbury. sweet sweet dog. came home from school (teaching) and walked in to a smoky house. but it didn't smell smokey, so i'm wondering where's the fire? where's the odor? as i head from room to room i see a bit of a white trail leading me on! and in the center of our now shredded waterbed was a plastic bag, the only remnant of a once ferocious 2 lb confectioners sugar beast! cadbury had obviously grabbed the "monster" by the neck and shook it till dead.........all through the house! laughed, cried, wanted to kill the dog, but in the end humor won out! it is a good feeling to know you are protected by a trained sugar mauler! no confectioners sugar sneaking up on my family!!! rotflmao!!
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    Black licorice. Oh crud, I forgot. Well, he goes back in a month, so I'll get him to get some then. He was going out for the last shopping run this morning.

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    So, I'm looking at my list & there's still a few people I haven't heard back from. Ladies, could you please touch base with your partner too if you haven't heard from them lately & know what's going on? I'm going to give everyone another day or so to respond before I email again. I didn't send out the last ones with read confirmation, but it looks like I need to this time...

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    I sent! my partner says she is sending, hopefully to Jaba/Jan because I leave here in just three days! I had yesterday all planned but life had other plans for me. I had to roto rooter my arm again another clog. Oh fun. It is about every 8 to 10 weeks now that I go in for repairs. I think I need a newer model me!

    I woke up achy and hungry.. at 4 am. oh bother. a tad early for much of anything. so what do I do? have a cup of noodles and a glass of ice water ..now its almost 5 getting tired again. so maybe one more tiny nap til the world knocks on my door and says get your tail in gear. I sure hate that knock sometimes. I think this is why my Sun and Mondays have been so special to me. I dont have to be up and out the door at 6 a.m. I can take reality a bit slower then especially my Mondays. (those are my weekend days for dialysis) .. I get up, take my sweet time with everything and well its usually after 8 before I even get dressed. I feel like a sloth but what the heck, once a week, be a sloth. I am still up by 5 but no rush. oh what a luxury. I will patiently wait with tapping toes for your man to go back to the old country and get me some licorice. very patiently. tap tap tap...
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    LOL, you and your patience....tap tap tap. He goes back 7/23-7/31. He goes to Korea 8/17-8/26 too. Yep, it's that time of year. He's got 2 other stateside trips in there too that I know of. It's like this every summer. The trip he comes home from today, if the conference is in a "good" place, I usually go with him too, but Finland, not so much. I didn't go when it was in Poland or London either. Well, London was because of my foot.

    I didn't get to sleep until after 1, then woke up at 4:30 for no reason. I turned my nature DVD back on & rolled over. Then I woke up 15 minutes before the alarm. I think I get scared that I've turned it off in my sleep when I wake up restless like that, because I have done that before. I can't get up at 5 am anymore like I used to. I'd get up at 5 central to be at work 40 miles away at 8 eastern time, because it was in the other time zone. At the time, I was in school too, so sometimes I only got like 3 hours of sleep if I had work due that was taking longer than expected. I'm glad that's behind me. When I was looking for a job this time, I didn't even look over in that area. Their unemployment rate is 2.5% higher than ours and I don't need that commute anymore. That's why I went back to school to begin with! I kinda like being in a place where no matter where in the city limits of Auburn I work, I can go home for lunch if I want to. Of course, I miss my friends, since I used to live over in that other area, but I'm getting too old to do that commute every day. So, all of this to say that I share in your need to slow it down in the mornings when possible.

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    I finally sent my project - jaba should see it by Friday - the first day of summer. I haven't sewn a stitch in a couple of weeks as the eczema on the palm of my hands is pretty bad this time; they keep blistering and weeping; didn't want to make a mess on the project and have to start over - finally gave in and put gloves on to finish on time. Sorry jaba for such a delay. Imagine having 50 papercuts, burns or blisters on the palms of your hands - the itching about drives me nuts on a good day - it's also on both eyelids, behind one ear, both ankles and up the lower part of both legs and a small area of both arms. I have ointments from the doctor but they're not working very good. I'm just thankful that it hasn't invaded private parts yet. Dr once thought my problem might be allergy based but he says it's not severe enough yet to run tests - wants to see if the ointment will work - in the mean time I suffer bouts of itchiness - is that even a word? guess it is now.

    I'm grateful that I don't have to commute for my job - I live within five miles of my work. I still like to get up early in the morning - it's my chore time for filling bird feeders and just enjoying the start of the day.

    You all have a great day.
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    Look forward to receiving it Dabbler. Sorry you are so miserable, have a friend that has eczema too, doctor finally gave her an RX in the cream but she also takes a pill of some sort everyday. She says it has helped immensely. Might ask your doc about that maybe you could take it too. Will post a pic when it comes and thanks for sending it to me.

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    oh Dabbler that sounds horrible. I sure hope they come up with a solution for you. My sister has major skin issues she turns into a giant rash when she touches so many things. arms, face her skin also gets so itchy and red and she is miserable.Lucky for her she is married to a doctor and all his friends are specialists so she simply pops over and gets injections, lotions, pills.. it helps but its a permanent battle for her. Even special gloves (she cant use latex) to wash the dishes kills her so her solution: she has a maid that comes daily and cleans for her. It helps some but she still is covered in rashes. Its not fun at all for anyone I think. If there are pills I sure would find them. BTW doctors say some pretty dumb stuff.. like this will sting a little when it feels just like what they did was shove a giant needle into your skin. I asked the last one and you have had this done.. when exactly? he said well I havent actually and I said thank you it doesnt sting a little it hurts like hell. So your doc says well we will wait a bit or 'its not that bad yet' hasn't worn your shoes. stand up for yourself and say its too bad for me so FIX IT.

    projects anyone?? love to see some posted!!
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    I suffer with this too, and they also tell me that mine isn't bad enough to do anything about it but this greasy ointment that you can't keep on & gets all over your sheets. The miracle pills that you see on TV, you have to have it covering a high percentage of your body, and be moderate to severe in most of that area, before most doctors will consider it. They're very stingy with them, because once you're on those meds, you have to have liver function tests on a regular basis. Mine is triggered by stress, and I have been fighting it since my parents divorced when I was 10. I'll get to the point when it's bad enough on my hands to go to my general practitioner, and he'll tell me it's still not nearly bad enough to do anything about it, then I'll end up in tears because he just doesn't understand what living with this condition is like and how embarrassing it is to have it in a place so obvious, and he'll end up giving in & giving me a steroid shot. I haven't even found a dermatologist who did enough to make it go away completely. The only time I've ever been without it, I had severe anxiety attacks instead, while I was going though my divorce and had some serious issues going on at work at the same time. They'll at least give you zanax for the anxiety attacks....

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