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    ok hand slap gotcha. I guess I was cranky. no excuse. I screwed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    ok hand slap gotcha. I guess I was cranky. no excuse. I screwed up.
    I still luvs ya. Hugs. You're having quite a week & tensions are high. How about if I share a couple photos to maybe make you jealous, er, feel better?
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    Better hide your scraps on that one, Marybeth is making a quilt for her grand daughter out of that fabric and she will sneak up on you and snag them I am positive! The sewing machine looks like a monster to learn all those buttons and computer stuff. argh I am so not into electronics and really fought getting a computerized machine also. I have the basic of basic ones and it still scares me. I wouldn't even turn on the air conditioner yesterday didn't want to break it. I haven't asked how to use it yet never needed to. Guess that is a good thing to learn.

    Today I am finishing the blocks to go around my round robin. This is where the brat screwed up big time. I measured the fabric and cut based on the total depth the block is to be 6.5 inches all good. see I had added a 3/4 inch border first t break up that crazy design (crazy cause I could not figure what to do hence why its crazy.) now all is good it will measure up perfectly. except I did not think key word there about the fact that the new blocks at 5.75 ARE not going to fit around. they needed to be 6.5 also to make it all across the top. so now.. there is a 2.5 inch gap at the end of each row. I have to magically finish out the row to look like I meant that to happen. a little strip on the ends? ugh. all those 4st's too.. lots and lots of them.. finished ready to use. its a harlequin diamond pattern that goes all around well it should have gone all around. What a dumb bunny. math is not my thing obviously. what a surprise right?
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    The fabric at the top, without butterflies, is home decor canvas-like fabric. It's one of those that comes on a long roll. I got about 5-6 yards for $15 on the online yard sale group that I help admin on Facebook. The lady just wanted it out of her house, since she'd bought it & then her daughter decided she wanted to do something completely different colorwise in her room. When I was looking to figure out what it was, I noted it's a discontinued pattern that the last place I could find where it had even been for sale it was on clearance for $15/yard, but they were out of it too. The butterfly fabric, there isn't much in the way of scraps, but I do have several yards of all 4 colors they make it in. I cut out exactly what I needed in 1 panel for this & it's the first project I've used it for. I have some tan canvas that I'd gotten in a lot I bought a while back, which I used for the parts you can't see to give it some oomph on the pockets so they won't droop too bad. Of course, that made it thick to sew, and I wasn't going to even attempt to top stitch it once I turned it. I figured asking the new machine to go through 8 layers was asking enough of it without going for 16 with all that heavy fabric.

    As for the machine, it looks worse than it is. The 2 rows at the bottom are just to tell it what kind of fabric you're using. Between that and the stitch you pick, it comes up on the screen and tells you which foot to use and what size needle. The buttons just below the screen change the stitch width and length, and those below it are where you put in the stitch number. The ones to the right of that are where you go into the stitch selector, tell it to mirror the stitch or rotate it, and there's a button to go into service mode. The buttons to the right of the screen are direction buttons for picking stitches & monogram letters if you use a lettering stitch, and the functions for the embroidery to tell it about changing threads and such. One of the things I love, which my mother got a big laugh out of, is that I can sew fast without the machine having to be held down to keep it from jumping or moving around. She said if I was sewing that fast I needed it in a cabinet to hold it down.

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    Hello Hello groupies! I am so happy to say this is going to be a great day. I have decided it so shall it be

    I spoke with Patrice about making aprons she is fine with it as long as part of it is quilted say a panel on the top part or the pockets.. so its not just sewing. Just saying in case anyone wants to make aprons ever specifically for me lol.. I am good with it. Huge front long pocket.. lol but a tree skirt man I need a tree skirt. ok probably not this year sigh no room for a tree. I will decorate the one in the front yard and put a garland on my center beam... I am thinking its not too early to start an ornament swap either.. hinto hinto pinto beans! my runners are going rampant with over 29 swappers so if you haven't signed up get your tail over and lets get the party going even bigger. wait I think your all in but Nancia. She is hiding from me. Afraid I will steal her burrito boys.
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    So how do you feel about a chicken tree skirt? I have a round runner in my book that I could leave the center out of for you, lol.

    I'm thinking if it was a apron and quilted potholder set, that covers the quilted part too. No?

    Washed up my patriotic fabric last night. Wonder what Brat that's for, lol? I've got to finish the tissue holder first. Debating between taking the extra steps to line it or not. I have the fabric, but it's going to be a challenge to get everything to lay right if it do it that way. I guess I can get it to the point where I have to either drop in the liner or hem the edges & the decide. Since I'm not using a pattern, I'm keeping a cuts list in case I have to make more of them. I've been told since this is going to a friend's MIL who's in a nursing home, that I just may have a whole list of orders from it after it arrives.

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    I am not hiding, I'm on sabbatical, lol
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    Do what? You're fanatical?

    Yeah, too much puter time today. Time to go sew a bit before I have to get ready to go to a wedding reception. The couple got married in Napal last year. He went to visit his family there, and she was going to stop in to meet them on her way to whatever she going to Indonesia for. He gets there and has to call her while she's sitting waiting for her flight in Dallas to tell her he doesn't blame her if she doesn't get on the plane, but his family has set everything up for their wedding to occur the day after she arrives, and that everyone his family knows has been notified and invited to attend. She graduated from another university downstate from us in May, and he just walked with his PhD yesterday, so they're having their wedding reception here before they leave. If a man ever did that to me, don't know what in the world I'd do, but there would definitely have to be some boundaries set!

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    I think when your in love.. well nothing rational about it. Much easier to love someone I think than to 'be in love' way too much work! (wonderful partner I must be right?)..

    Nancia is fanatical because she spends all day gumming up her Burrito boy calendar that we fought over.She seems to think that every month is HER month. greedy wench! I think she is vacationing in sunny toasty HOT Texas with the kids. hope they have a pool. with jumbo margaritas for her to enjoy while she gets the burn of her lifetime. makes it less painful.

    I finished the center to the round robin I am in with Jan, dragonflynana, Kelly and Nexxus and her mom. (phew got them all in!). I am excited. I was so stumped on that one. I wish I could post pics but right now its being a booger so I made an album to show the finished round I put on Jans and my bear one for the hummingbird swap that I did. Jan has finished the round on that one also super cute with pinecones and a tree on the end. she posted in the swap. guess her posting went better than mine

    I think aprons and quilted pot holders is cool. who the heck cant use those besides Jan who has 100 already made? she is amazing that woman. me not so much lol. Aprons I adore. if you don't want an apron say you could pick one apron 1 pot holder or four mats or something such like that.. just an idea... or tree skirts still all for tree skirts lol
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    ...but you didn't answer me about the chickies!

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    are they Christmas chickens? wearing santa hats?? a chicken tree skirt um.. table cover sure interesting idea if its a chicken tree skirt
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    You know I'm messing with you, right? I'd never give you chickens for Christmas decorations unless they were Christmas chickens, which these aren't. I might be able to make them Christmas chickens by cutting them out of Christmas fabric though, lol.

    I saw something interesting online this weekend. It was a purse made from a Santa hat. You cut off the top, then the bottom becomes the top of the purse when you box out where you cut it off. Make a lining out of another Christmas fabric and sew the top you cut off in with the liner to make a flip over closure & put either a snap or a magnet in it to make it close. Cute idea if you're into such things.

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    oh if your grand child was the right age that would be adorable. quick send marytoddliz that pattern she will love it! she makes all sorts of holiday thingies for her little one. That is a very happy spoiled little girl I might add. Grandma's princess
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    just because a child has things made by her grammi does not make her spoiled! my 2 olivias are the sweetest things ever! o'lala finally was able to talk to me! she has had a trouble with shyness so i suggested my daughter play dolls with her and act out social occasions and that would give o'lala the words and actions she could use in real life, and it's working! my big thing, and i mean REALLY big, is to never force a kid to kiss or hug someone they aren't comfortable doing that. but if a hand is offered they are to shake it. i hate when parents make their children hug a perfect stranger. even tho' they are family the child may not have a relationship or knowlege of the person.
    i will post pictures of o'lulu when i upload them from others' files. i was busy and didn't take any pictures myself.
    today we went to the ross perot museum of science and natural history. the building is waaay cool! reminds me a bit of the boston aquarium in that it is all wrapped around the core. basically you either take the elevator or escalator to the top and then work your way down. it is nearly completely interactive, even as you walk in from outside! there are xylephones and a pebble instrument and an instrument that runs on rain power. they had a wet area with lots of levels and puddles and a waterfall, bridges, islands, steps, just super! and there was this little boy flat on his stomach getting a drink from the waterfall! lol. tons of children and adults. it's all done by appointment so it is never overcrowded. oh, we had lunch at a normally wonderful mexicam restaraunt, and it was a disaster. first, they had a flashing light from a fire alarm--if that gives you migraines, raise your hand, mine is waving! then my soup was brought cold, so she took it back and brought it back tepid, took it one more time and it was so hot i had to blow on it to eat it. success! but by then everyone was finished and eating the sopapillas, so forget the soup and go for the good stuff! everyone else was pleased with their food ( i was beginning to wonder how many 'spitties' were in my soup by then!)
    i bought some jelly rolls and black kona and will make a quilt top while i'm here. there's enough room my bedroom to bring in the sewing machine and table so i can get some done in quiet hours as my dgd sleeps!
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    hey I am dying to spoil a grandchild. what do I know? sounds like that museum was wonderful. Was it your first time going? Yeah I hear you never send your food back more than once you just don't tip much. or you talk to the manager as that is ridiculous. If you ever watch that restaurant show the one where they stake out the restaurants to see what is going on when the owner is away.. oMG last week some girl who was a niece of the man thought she was all that. She didn't like a customer they were in big trouble. One guy she was so mad at she went in back to pick up his burger and took the bun and rubbed it inside her bra and armpits then put it back on the burger. I would have to have more than words with a person like that. le brat takes out her boxing gloves. gross central. now I am thinking be careful what you ask your wait person to do. I sure hope they are not all like that.

    ok on a happy note.. its 3 am and I can't sleep. I figured get up til I am tired and maybe get two more hours of sleep otherwise I am here staring at the ceiling getting nothing but frustrated. I am finishing a wacky dq and then a few blocks tomorrow and hopefully able to start picking fabrics for my fall runner. time flies when your having fun!
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    I emailed Patrice for permission for the 3rd swap this morning. I'm adding a couple stipulations based on a couple issues we've had. The theme will be "any holiday", so start thinking of what you might want to ask for!

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    Have any of you ever sewn a commissioned quilt? I was contacted by someone who saw an in progress photo of my maze throw quilt and has asked to see some more of my work in anticipation of getting me to make him a throw as well. I'll be honest, I've no clue what to charge him. He's a business owner in NE Atlanta, and it could lead to selling some of my smaller pieces on a regular basis (car seat quilts, runners, and mug/candle rugs especially) if this goes well. This is someone I know casually, but am not "good friends" with. If anyone can offer any help or suggest who to contact, please let me know.

    No word back yet from Patrice. I'll let you know when I do!

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    No clue Jaba might know and I know Marybeth knows as she sells them sometimes so try those ladies

    I figure they never want to pay you for the time that goes in it so its hard to sell things for what they are worth. go to a website that does sell them say etsy and see what people are asking.. good luck and can not wait to see what the new swap I will get myself into is !
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    This is true. I've read that in the past. Thing is, it seems like the smaller pieces are more profitable, so if I have to give a little to possibly make a side venture of it that I enjoy, it's worth it. I'd much rather sew full time than what I'm doing now. At least then I'd know I'd get vacation.

    So while I was throwing together a folder on Dropbox for him, I figured I'd share the link here too. Much of it has been seen before in my profile album, but there's a few additional things...

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iotdl8greyxtzuf/7Azy8svW9H

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    Dusty'smomma is really depends on the market in your area. A good rule of thumb for me has been the cost of the material and supplies doubled. You never can recover your hourly wage, or at least here you can't. If the fabric costs $60, batting $15, thread $5..total $80 then I would be charging $160. If you can make it in 8 hours total, you're getting paid $10 an hour. Also depends on the pattern, if it's easy fine, if lots of cutting and pieces then I add more on for that. If I have to ship it they pay that on top of this price. It's kind of tough when you can get a quilted comforter at JCP for $49.95...............If you think it will bring you $ for your smaller items like placemats, table runners, etc. Then it's worth it, the smaller items are where you can make the cash. Easy to put together and not much time involved. There have been a couple of ladies around here that have advertised making quilts with a "you buy the supplies and I charge so much an hour". All good and fine but some people are faster than others and needless to say, they don't have their ad in the paper anymore so I presume they're not sewing too much.

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    The email I got back from him was that he really likes the maze quilt in either black/maroon or blue/tan. He's a man, so imagine that! It is unique though. Dusty decided he doesn't want a maze duvet cover anymore, but I kept everything in case he changed his mind, but didn't write down the fabric yardage requirements. It wasn't that difficult to put together for the most part though.

    I just don't know if I could charge double what I have in it for a throw. It's that in between thing in my brain. Placemats aren't horribly difficult & don't take a ton of fabric, so that's easy to double, and on a bed-size quilt, more time and materials are required, so it's easy to justify doubling it in my head.

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    Just remember when I told you double, I don't count thread, I don't count the running of my sewing machine or the long arm for quilting it and it's thread, squaring it up and then putting the binding on and hand sewing it. You would be very cheap....It doesn't matter what size it is, you really don't even cover cost. I like to do it so I do but you are only getting paid maybe $2.00 an hour. If you decide to go ahead, go for it but be sure to tell him that this price is for him only!!! You don't want all his buddies coming to you and expect you to do it for the same price.

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    Oh so true! I told him I'm going to be in Atlanta next Saturday, in case he wants to meet to discuss it. I'll be sure to tell him the stipulation then. I'm not going to hand sew it. On the maze quilt I think it's more fitting to do SID.

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    I wouldn't do it .. just me. Triple is what you should be getting and really hard to justify that to someone who doesn't sew. Jan is right you can walk into Pennys or Sears and pick up one for 50. to 100. Macys 200. you know what is worth because you labor over it. I found when I did things for money it became WORK and took all the fun out of it for me.

    I received my package from Queen of 2802! In it were so many little goodies needles, sewing machine needles, bobbins, little elastic bands to put on bobbins (thank you Jan for explaning that to me) and then this very pretty table runner that is a bright green on the edges with a pink/gold metallic edged center. I will take a picture for all to see this afternoon. I apologize for not posting this sooner it slipped my mind. Rotten of me to be so lame. Heck just received back the unemployment form I mailed 10 days ago for Steve. Mailed it to Steve not the state (folded it wrong in the envelope) it went to CA then back here so this explains why there has been no check for the month of July.. what a moron! this is a prime example of brat not moving slow enough and rushing. rushing is not good. Here I have spent hours on the phone trying to find out why he hasn't received his payments all automated crud and to find out it was MY fault. red faced brat. he was thrilled with me ..
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    Oops! It could be worse. It could always be worse.

    Well I'll see how the discussion goes. Of course, the maze quilt isn't hard, so there's always an out if he wants something different or wants anything extra. I'll only quilt it with SID, so if he wants anything else, he'll have to pay to send it to a longarmer, for example.

    I'm glad you got your package. Now let me see already!

    By the way, new swap was approved this morning. I'll post it this evening, so be on the lookout!

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