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    where's charlie? hey, brat, meet me at p.m.
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    ha ha Nancia. who needs charlie?

    I hope you have a accucutter or some sort of device to cut all those squares sikesjj sheesh you made me tired just thinking of it. I cut 50 for the first runner I made for the tropical swap and let me tell you I was sick of it by the end. and you are cutting 10 times that many? I sure hope you get back fabrics you love.
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    Nope it's just me, my rulers, and rotary cutter. I have to get a new machine before I can get something cool like a accucutter. I am looking into them but I really, really want a new machine. Ready for a partner because it takes me awhile to brainstorm and get motivated over the project.

    What do y'all do with your loose strings on your machine quilting projects? Last time I stitched them in and then trimmed, it was VERY time consuming.

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    You know, if I'm doing it on my long arm or on my regular machine, I leave a long tail and stick a safety pin in the area so I don't forget. Then I go back, tie a regular knot (like tying your shoes) up against the quilt; then I put those threads into a sewing needle and bury them into the quilt 3-6" and then trim the left over. It reduces the thread knot you get from backstitching in place on a normal machine. I don't know if that would work for anyone else, but it works for me


    DustysMom, if you need an angel for the last swap, I can help out. I've got time and a plastic card that pays for fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    wait its Kelly who is a quilter for hire that was who I should have put down sigh memories things only other people have I read it and fling it goes right out the window. long term is good short term is really really short term lol. it is what it is since I cant remember it rarely bothers me til much later then I think you DORK DUH and laugh cause well cant fix it so just laugh at it.

    11 is 2 more than 9 last I checked so your getting there. maybe huge isnt so grand smaller is ok for us too you know just need an even number of players thats all. Its just getting people who can commit to turning something in and then actually doing that. Please dont sign up if your not going to complete your project one ends up with sad partners when this happens. Do you need any angel gifts for people who were ignored last time dustysmomma? any deadbeat non senders? you did state you would post the people who did not mail their items to their partners. I think this will discourage people from doing this in the future. just my two bits on that. in the mean time call in your angels girl ring ring angels anyone home??
    I suffer from CRS (can't remember s**t) in a bad kind of way. My calendar is my best friend. Thank God for technology to remind me what I'm supposed to do and when. About the only thing I can always remember is to go pee, which my boyfriend says I'm really good at since I do it so often, lol. Yep, he and Dusty laugh at me or make comments every time I say I gotta go. Just wait, something like this will catch up with them someday too.

    As far as I know, the only person who hasn't received yet is Jaba. I was told 3 days ago that her partner had shipped. How ironic that she was the first person to ship and will be the last to receive. I would say let's give it a couple more days. She didn't send me tracking info, so I've asked for it.

    PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! WHEN YOU SEND IN THAT YOU SHIPPED, GIVE ME THE TRACKING #!!! I can't stress how important this is. Literally only 1/2 of the participants in the first swap ever sent me their tracking numbers. So, here is what we're going to do, and I know this sounds petty, but this time and forever after, until I have a tracking number, I will not mark you as having shipped. I will remind everyone of this when I send out who your partner is. Having a tracking number helps your partner plan in case they have reason they don't want your package just dumped on their doorstep (animals, thefts in the neighborhood, surprise for someone), and it proves that you actually sent it trackable according to the swap rules. OK, I'm putting away my soapbox now.

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    Yahoo!!!!

    I'm happy happy today, I wasn't forgotten after all. atpeg'squiltstudio was just sewing away for me. I had asked for a runner or a cover for my kitchenaid mixer, since it's black, it really shows every little thing on it. Well she made me a mixer cover, a blender cover and a toaster cover that all match. Thank you Margaret I'm so glad you sent them. Hope you don't mind if I do a little revamp of the toaster cover, needs to be a bit bigger, mine is a 4 slicer so hope I can add a little so it will work.Name:  DSCF1295.JPG
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    jaba-- those are sooooo cute! makes me wish i hadn't given in to dh so i'd still have my hens and roosters. nice job, margaret!
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    Those are cute! I have pigs in my kitchen and a cow or two that are red because I am a razorback from Arkansas

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    Psst.....Jaba......you posted in the new swap girl.

    I'm glad you got your package! They turned out great!

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    well get out the drums and the marching band its time to celebrate! balloons! confetti! horn blowers! you have a swap that everyone sent their projects in dustysmomma you are probably one of the few swap leaders who got all items returned. YAHOO!!!!! dilegence paid off. tada!

    Now onto this swap, has anyone else signed up yet? your up to 11 last time we heard.. one more week.. probably a few last minute sign ups I am thinking? I can not sew things like those jaba received, never done things like that would need a pattern and well shoot, nope. pot holders? sure! place mats! runners! tablecloths! cute aprons!(need a size onthat one) and oh baskets and mug rugs and lunch mats and well you get the idea. I am ready to start sewing!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustysMomma View Post
    Psst.....Jaba......you posted in the new swap girl.

    I'm glad you got your package! They turned out great!
    I figured by now everyone was on here, so do you want me to post on the other one too?

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    Well, if we are an uneven amount of swappers, I'd be happy to do 2 swaps (as long as you don't assign me some really hard-to-make wish list items!!).
    Mischief Managed.

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    Jaba, up to you. I think most everyone is here. Mostly wanted to be sure you didn't post it here by accident, lol.

    We're still at 11, not counting me. Send out the carrier pigeons!

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    here birdie birdie! come to new signers! that a birdie! go flock out in masses bring in a few more so poor Kelly doesnt take on two.. I need her for MY new swap with Anastasia and jabas help the table runner summer fun swap. it isnt up yet still waiting Patrice's ok.. guess that takes a bit of time maybe by tonight I know it was submitted on Friday so we wait.. argh pirates there goes my patience again. fling out the window.

    I did one tablerunner today now to start cutting the next one.. I only did the top but will quilt it with runner one tomorrow and then bind so I can take two to dialysis for sewing on Tues. I have a system here.. I wont bind at home, cat hair and all everyone wants to sit with me! lay with me! get hair on stuff that is a NOT happening thing so hand stitching done out of the house safely without hair yes yes you can thank me later. I do think of you guys you know.. its just by rote.

    I went bold and bright on this one, fancy block in the center even and now think I will go.. simplier or perhaps not simplier just easier for me.. maybe crazy quilt its all novelty fun fabrics so not traditional will work. one will be for my partner in the tropical swap and one for my girly who is 21. she wants a project a month. Thank you heaven its only through July I have to do this. so thinking cinco de mayo for the may theme.. margaritas and drunk birds, surf boards an well happy happy tropical stuff.. both are happy happy. wonder what my partner likes? only Jaba was jumping for the pastel runner..tropical but softly so.

    I hope those newbie signers put their fun fabrics too so if they want say yellow for their dining room they say I love Lemons! and I love dots and I love stripes something that gives the person playing with them a grand idea. this is secret again right? put it all down, go overload yellow.. bright yellow pastel yellow? orange yellow? lemon yellow be specific so you arent disappointed in the end!

    ok are we THERE YET??? sorta?? almost?? good idea! dont groan! start sorting us by who signed up just get started on your swappy list! then your mostly done on end day! oh yeah good idea I am dancing in the street she is working on it right now loves my idea! (ok she doesnt go with me maybe she will listen).. la la laaa la la la sign me up sign them up with me too! la la la.. dancing here.. sign them up, sign me up with them too!

    LADIES and GENTLEMEN: THIS IS FUN FOR A GOOD A TIME PM Dustysmomma and you too can participate in a grand simple yet fun experience.. what the heck its only time. we all have it just have to allocate it correctly
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    LOL, I read your last paragraph and I couldn't help but think of "for a good time call..." sprawled on a bathroom wall.

    I can't group til I know how many I got girl. Not sorting by order signed up. Now that I told you my system for last time, I gotta swap it up, right?

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    man', i can't wait to get started !! everyone knows i'm slow and take extra time! i would rather not make any more table runners for a little while ( i know, i'm in anastasia's swap, i think). but i will make whatever my partner would like. i am having a brain freeze on mug rug hugs at the moment. i slept all day so i'll be quilting cindi's quilt tonight, and probably bind it tomorrow night. gotsta get that done!!! big priority!
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    busy beaver Nancia!

    Dustysmomma like I remember crud? are you kidding me? I have zip short term memory but if that was your system why switch it up? for me? lol.. I think I reread these swaps over and over and omg its new again lol how did I miss THAT? that is me. you get what you get. I write things down a lot. I am thankful for writing things down. this is my system for memory you have these things to do.. by when.. or I go back and check recheck so much easier. your system I dont care about I just want MY PARTNER lol... shush up brat. Ok.

    I found this pretty red/yellow/bright green fabric set I bought about 3 yrds worth.. very pretty bright summery little flowers but modern looking too? moda like fabrics I guess. would make some cute stuff... or that other stuff. that would be fun too.. lots of stuff needing places to go. partner where are you??????
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    I would like to play but as I stated earlier - I don't have a clue what I would wish for; my want list is full - never thought I would ever say something like that. I'll think about it a few more days; I sure had fun the first time around. Our gardening season will soon start and will take up a lot of my free time; I still need to build a fence to go around the veggie patch to keep the rabbits and Mr. Beasley out. After the winter we've had the back yard is a mess thanks to Beasley - it's looking more and more like a pasture all the time. I like working outside in the yard so quilting usually takes a back seat once the weather warms up. I've got to finish the binding on Tropical Splendor and get that in the mail this week. Oofda - decisions!
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    but dabbler you can request say a dinning room item, place mats or say a table runner. then gift it to someone you love if your house is full of everything you need. I need 'nothing' also yet sometimes its wonderful to have a variety of the things you love. And pot holders omg I am so thankful for receiving pot holders from a few members. if you saw my pot holders .. they worked but barely and now I have REAL pot holders now. they are the greatest. And placemats adorable .. and runners I switch them as often as I can.. hubby is sold on a spiral one done by Jaba he likes the shape the deer camo colors I have to sneak another one in every so often to fit the holiday but go right back to his happy runner I put them on the side board. Oh what about welcome sign dabbler or a seasonal wall hanging. lots of things you can ask for. My daughter has her kibitz in oh oh ask for.. I am making a tropical runner for my swap now she wants one too.. so I am making ANOTHER one.. you may not need something but someone you love might enjoy it.

    SIGN UP its a good swap, a nice way to spend your time, a feel good experience and well push your creativity. My sis by the way dabbler is a master gardner and when she is not taking a chem class she is outside working hard to keep all critters from eating her good work. she savesher poinsettas after christmas puts them in boxs in her garage keeps them to start again next year and does like a bang up job getting many years out of those things. me? oh a plant/ how many weeks will this one live? not long that is for sure. I gave up. I plant outside its feeding the deer or other little critters. not worth it.
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    My boyfriend asked me last night if our walls were going to be full of quilts now that I was doing swaps. I told him maybe, and if we like some less than others, we always have the option to gift them. He said OK, as long as you're happy, and walked away.

    I was thinking that since you're gardening, that a garden apron or tote would be nice. Heck, even something for the car. I can make a killer trash bag!

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    Well, I'm in and I have to say I'm very excited to be part of this swap. So I have requested items for my kitchen. I would really really love a full bib vintage apron. Something my 'grusmam' would've worn . I've been meaning to try my hand at making a few to sell in my quilt shop but so far no go. I think some little fine retro prints would be just the thing. My favorite color is purple. I've also been thinking a nice table runner or two would be great to have on hand. I like to switch out my decor from time to time, whether it be with seasons or just because the feeling hits.
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    oh goody! another quilter! welcome Alberta quilter! I love making table runners and aprons are not off the list of things I mind making either!!! I would happily fulfull your wish if you were my partner! dustysmomma is holding out on handing out names so the world may never know ever who my partner is... sigh.. nope .. maybe never.. or maybe like a whole week from now... which feels like forever but not me I am NOT complaining at all.. nope..

    morning ya' all! I am off to clinic but wish all of you a good day. Great things could happen today. I will wish them on you
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    Welcome Alberta Quilter! I have several apron patterns I have ben wanting to try out, and I am actually making my first table runner now for Brat's side swap. Don't tell her that I haven't even started piecing it together yet. My daughter's favorite color is purple, she would have a field day picking out fabric. Whenever we go to our LQS we have to go look at the purple fabric section, and she always asks if she can have some. It is so cute!!!!... We could purple you out for sure!

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    what if we had a 'personal convenience' category? eyeglasses case, wallet. purse. purse organizer, cosmetic case, change purse, re-useable shopping bags, sewing kit. quilting travel kit, etc!
    Last edited by nancia; 04-16-2013 at 06:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    what if we had a 'personal convenience' category? eyeglasses case, wallet. purse. purse organizer, cosmetic case, change purse, re-useable shopping bags, sewing kit. quilting travel kit, etc!
    That was all the types of things I was looking at as "other". I'm surprised nobody has asked for a bag yet to be honest.

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