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    Dusty'smomma I didn't even think of a purse,etc. as "other". Scratch my kitchen item and you can put down a purse or change purse or wallet or quilting travel kit ( gees I need that now) or all of the above. Good idea nancia, want my address, you can sew to your hearts content and I be happy happy........but you have to send them to me.

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    jaba--i see a swap in our future! lol i've never made a purse but i have a couple of patterns. i don't know if i have the large or small bow-tucks pattern. when there was a quilting swap- partners gave each other ideas and then they did what ever-- i made a jacket, reversible , with quilting, and another time i made a dahlia cushion cover-- since this one went to australia i sent it unstuffed. those puppies weigh quite alot, even without fluffies. that was a fun swap that just seemed to have run its course. like you , jaba, people ran out of things they needed.
    i am currently trying to design some pincushions, and mugrugs, and find my dog who has gone on a walkabout this evening. she just loves to see what's going on in the rest of the 'world'. usually she comes when i whistle ( there's a cookie in it for her) but it's 3 a.m. and i'm glad no one has tried to shoot me for going b y their house stridently whistling. probably someone has her tied up for her safety. trouble is, she is very good at finding her way home if no one interferes. i DO appreciate that people are trying to keep her safe, so if i sounded ungrateful, i'm not. but she will come home if she can. no doubt i'll get a call around 8 telling me they have her. her collar has her name, kitten the dog, and her t-phone number. since sandy and the general collapse of our fence we have rec'd quite a few calls. there is a pet door to the yard and most of the time the fence stays up, but guess who likes to wiggle thru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    Dusty'smomma I didn't even think of a purse,etc. as "other". Scratch my kitchen item and you can put down a purse or change purse or wallet or quilting travel kit ( gees I need that now) or all of the above. Good idea nancia, want my address, you can sew to your hearts content and I be happy happy........but you have to send them to me.
    I've moved your #1 choice to the end of your "I'll have a surprise" section. Now if I can just remember it when I send out names, lol. Since it's not secret this time though, you can check with your partner when you find out who it is too!

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    About a year ago I was making purses like crazy, between the daughter in laws and grand daughters I have 2 left for me, purple and turquoise...imagine that huh? Haven't made them since. One of my spurts of inspiration again. Have never made a quilted jacket, have seen them where you modify a sweatshirt and quilt over the top of it. Some of those are amazing. Got to get my pin cushion and needle cases done so I can take them and mail on the way and the mug rugs swap, FQ's envelops, I know I'm going to forget something. Thank heavens I've been stuffing stash money for the shopping part, my husband is cringing at more fabric but tells me I better get to sewing. What a guy, he just says he's not building me another room!!

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    Oh I have alot of bag, purse patterns, wallets, etc.... I have a guilted duffell bag pattern I have been wanting to try, but I am horrible with zippers.

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    I tossed my hat in the ring - decided there are enough ideas for projects for someone to choose from.

    jaba - I purchased a jellyroll of blue fabrics and liner fabric on a shop hop a few years ago with the intention of taking the class to make one of those sweatshirt jackets; I was looking forward to it; I kept after the owner of the shop asking when the class would be held and finally she came back with the reply she was closing her shop. Now I have a pattern, fabrics and no clue how to proceed. Guess when I have a few extra minutes I can check out youtube to see if there is a how to video. I could always re-read the pattern and if I get stuck ask for help from board members that have made them. This board is full of beautiful people - always offering advice and encouragement when you need it.


    Here's my funny from yesterday - I gave one of my bosses a deposit to take to the bank yesterday (+$350,000.00) on his way to a meeting - When he came back to the office after his meeting I asked for the reciept and he gave me the dumbest look - what reciept? "From the bank depost." "Oh no, I went to the post office and put it in the outside mailbox." We called the post office - talked to the post master and he went out and checked the mail box called our office back and said they couldn't find it. Sent the boss to the post office with similar looking envelope same stickers same verbage "Matthew please deposit in Ckg - thank you". How does the post office loose this envelope, they went through all the mail three times and they weren't looking again - talk about baboons and a comedy of errors. Now we had to call the owners of these checks and ask them to stop payment and re-issue. Bet they wonder what kind of outfit they're doing business with - LOL
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    hope the guy isn't too hard on himself. mistakes happen. of course, if it had been one of the aa's what would have happened? i had a really great boss who would have had me calling all the check owners, but i would have still had a job, and a wonderful opportunity to laugh at myself. yes, i did a lot of laughing at myself there.
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    Oh dear dabbler is all I can say! that is funny from here maybe not so funny when it happened. Glad you didnt make the mistake.. phew!

    I posted MY NEW RUNNER SWAP so anyone wanting to have some extra fun should runner over to my swap too! lots of running these days lol. Dustysmomma I wish I could make purses but not really. I think the quilted ones are pretty I would think a large bag like item like grocery bag size? would be grand. not sure what you call those. oh wait! totes! a pretty tote. I have thought often well I would love to try one lined but well . then I think again. frustration and I are not good pals. I chose not frustration these days. I finished two runners quilting today I am so proud of myself. I hate quilting but I did it and it came out ok!!! yahoo!!!
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    Oh my, that's not good! I bet that $350k missing from the bank hurts too! We have a guy at work who goes to drop off mail, empty our PO box, and goes to the bank when needed. I often wonder when he drops my bank bag into the PO bag with the mail if he's ever going to accidentally do that too. We deposit our checks online electronically, so it's almost always 100% cash. If he did drop it, we'd never see it again.

    Elisabrat, don't be shy now, post a darn link woman!

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    get real dustysmomma I have posted in the member swap section: ELISABRAT's TABLE RUNNER/TABLE MAT SUMMER FUN SWAP.. its not hard to miss with that beautiful header! lots of sign ups will gladly take more!!

    I just checked the calendar OMG is it the day are we there yet? names soon? oh oh I am so excited! this is going to be a GREAT day.. and all these projects will come right away to me and I will never be bored ever again.
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    The lost has been returned - thank goodness!!!!!
    Stopped by the post office on my lunch hour and there it is - return to sender from St. Paul MN; how the local establishment missed it is beyond me but someone up above was looking out for us.

    Thought when I popped in here I would see some sort of scheduled listing with partner names etc .... my mistake. Guess it will have to wait until later this weekend; a friend and I are traveling to Mankato tomorrow (weather permitting) to visist a quilt show; it's always fun to see someone elses work and get ideas for upcoming projects.
    Until the next time - stay stitching my friends.
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    Dabbler now I want a beer Jayla wants to know what kind of dog that your avatar is?

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    sikesjj, trust me ....have more than a beer. Tell Jayla no no. Came in the thread looking for my partner, hoping we were getting names. Okay Dusty'sm- is doing it now, I know they are coming....will check in the morning.

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    OH but mug rug partners are listed in Community!! yahoo!!! so Dustysmomma this gives you like 24 maybe even 26 hours before someone bugs you.. not ME of course. oh no never ME! (ducking once again stop beaning me you guys!!! its only a huge fib).. I am thinking anytime at all dustysmomma has no need for sleep she has 101 events this weekend so I promise to be modestly good til.. Monday? is Monday a good time frame for me? everyone can vote but dustysmomma as she will say back up bud but well accidents happen like. wonder who my partner will be in this swap? or sigh, wonder if ever we will hear when our partners are going to be posted.. sigh.. nope not me. never even cross my mind to say stuff like that .. right now at least when my mind is busy on mug rugs!
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    Well, signups close today, but it's still today where I live for 3 more hours. I'm going to get up in the morning and I'll pair everyone off then & get started notifying shortly after. I'll get everyone notified sometime before 6pm central time tomorrow evening. Is that good enough? That's before I go to my other thing tomorrow evening.

    Tonight was fun. I got lots of compliments on my gold shoes! Yep, I wore the same ones I wore to that formal thing last month with black genie pants & a long black rayon & sequin shirt, and I carried my gold scarf, which I really needed since it's cooled off today. You see, I'm not a shoe fanatic, but I LOVE these shoes! After walking 1/2 a mile in them, then up 3 flights of stairs, standing in one place for 45 minutes, then sitting for dinner & walking 1/4 mile back to the car, my feet aren't sure they like them though, lol. Tomorrow night is the crawfish boil, and I've been warned, lots of alcohol. Since I'm not driving home this year, I've been forewarned that I'm expected to keep up with the Jones's. Oh my....

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    my son snookered me into buying crawfish one time. they ate them all before i had a chance. once my husband told me to stop buying apples, the kids just eat them. never did figure that one out! lol anyway, i bought the crawfish because #1 son said we never had anything unusual to eat. these kids were brought up on red beans and dirty rice, xri pulu, stuffed grape leaves ( my kids are practically pros at rolling them. if you help roll you get to taste test) and of course, all the tx's food, tex-mex, chinese, italian. yup, just your ordinary pb&j existence! lolol, but because we ate these things fairly often they were ordinary to our kids. my sister has travelled the world and for many years sent me recipes, and of course, we ate these things at her house, too. calamari, everything greek, i still can't believe he said that! lol now, dh and i eat from the phonebook. i saw a wonderful plaque that said: dinner options
    1. take it
    2. leave it
    as a dear friend once said, i have a kitchen because it came with the house. i cook maybe once a week. have so many more interesting things to do~ practically anything!
    d'sm-- i'm getting anxious, too! you know this will require a shopping trip! and i have money burning a hole in my pocket (ok, so it's a dieing ember, it's still a dollar!) and i will want to come up with something new and different! i would love for my partner to want a purse or tote! just got a cute pattern! just saying..... perhaps the purse might have a little gold embellishment to go with a rocking pair of gold shoes!! just saying........
    brat-- i've got to get out of the table topper/runner cycle. i don't have a table except my cutting table, and that's, well, occupied with a variety of rulers, rotaries and remnants. i love the ones i've received and i'm using them as wall art. very festive and good memories! i will still check in to badger you!8-)
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    thats cool Nancia, leave me to mold in the dust of your big money embers... thats fine wont bug me at all. wait til I do a mid summer ornament swap and well I forget to invite .. ah heck I couldnt do that MOM would have a big chat with me and since the momma I know left three years ago to hang out in Heaven that would not be a chat I am quiet ready to have so fine. dont join see if it upsets me at all. nope not me. not feeling hurt .. not feeling like you should clean that table an make a runner so you can have one to send to me for well because we are related by postal men .. nope not saying you could step outside your box.. nope not me. hanging head feelings majorly crushed.. telling on you big time.

    Dustysmomma: let the fish drink. You can watch someone has to be the designated driver. I am designating you. Seriously and not joking. You can't all party til the sun comes up. Someone has to be the grown up.

    Ok onto the gold shoes walking a mile uphill: forget it. You can't fool me. barefoot woulda been much happier on those feet and when you took them off.. don't try to kid me. you went.. ahhhhh. lol. I think at 30 I would have kept up with you by 40 I was already into seriously comfortable designer shoes. I had some Almafi (or was it Alfani?) shoes from Nordstroms I adored. 200.00 each bought them in four colors. FLATS. then a pair of black heals another Italian pair same expensive pricing wore those to all and every event that I HAD to wear heals to. comfortable. but still .. rather not wear heals. so bought a more expensive pair of bronze shoes .. flats. ballet thingys. best shoes I ever wore fancy. no way in heck. now I can only wear ballet types due to weight factor but I think wouldnt wear heals if I could. Your still a big kid at heart girl. You dress up with a gleeful smile, you wear goofy goofy HEALS and say they are great, you paint your nails to your hearts desire at the moment and you party like your 20 again. wowsa. I get worn out already on reading your ventures. You obviously are doing what you love to do. Out and about with people, parts, clothes, and you enjoy it all. Good for you. Now be the designated driver. honest just because the rest of the sheep run off that cliff is no reason you have to too. be better than them.

    hey Nancia I say do what works. if this round you want a break I say go for it. see I am not so mean afterall.
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    brat~i know you're not mean at all! but you can trust me, i'll be discreet and won't tell anyone. shhh. a secret! suddenly i have a ton of things to get done all at once! wha' happened? it's 3:30 a.m. and here i am, wide awake! i'm going to sue's in the morning, well, later this morning. guess i'll just stay up! no, it's a long drive, so maybe i'll power nap. as if, i'm afraid i'll fall asleep and not wake up til 3. i do love sleeping during the day. dog wants to go out. she has been escaping from the backyard, or hiding behind the shed and barking. even treats won't bring her in. our neighbor is getting dicey about it, and i don't blame him in the least. so i've been keeping her in the bedroom under lock and key. she says she wants out, but i don't want to get dressed and take her for a walk. she'll just have to wait. poor dear! i think i've torn the ligaments or tendons or something in my left bicep. even my 2 finger typing hurts. i'd better try to sleep, i'm sounding cranky! talk to you later! nitey!!
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    I will dream of dusystmomma in her fancy get ups eating crawfish.. sparkly shoes and all I think surely in all that excitement she has time to sort us out! partners! partners! nothing quiet as good as partners.. fancy partners, country partners, silly partners, working partners nothing quiet as good as... PARTNERS (that was your morning song brought to you by the brat!)
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    Nancia, I have an idea. You could join the runner swap and send it to me & I can send it to my boyfriend's mom in Denmark! This 3am thing is getting to be a habit for you girl. I hope your arm feels better fast & there's no tear! That would seriously impede your sewing!!!!

    Brat, since I broke my foot/ankle in 2005, I hardly ever wear heels. That gold pair I fell in love with though. They're low & comfy, thankfully, but my feet were very happy when I took them off right outside the building when we left. They preferred walking barefoot on the concrete (which my physical therapist would kick me for), but weren't happy at all when I put them back on to cross the asphalt parking lot. I got home and put on my slippers & heard "AHHHHHH!" come from them, lol. Last night is the most I've walked in any pair of heels since 2005. I used to wear them all the time, so it breaks my heart not to be able to wear the couple pair I have that I love.

    Luckily, I didn't get the shopping gene, especially for shoes. My mother did though. She just didn't get the income to support it though. I have to say, that woman could make a Payless Shoe sale cry when I was a kid. But for me, it's fabric. It used to be Precious Moments figurines, but I have nowhere to put them in this house, so they're all in storage. After Precious Moments, it was gemstones. A few years before my divorce, the plan was for me to go to school to be a graduate gemologist. The school was 1 year of weekends in Atlanta, only 2 hours away. Well, then he found out that there's really no job prospects for a GG outside of big cities unless you own your own store & that suddenly & painfully was no longer something he would support me in. When we divorced, we split the stones. He pawned all of his & I still have all of mine.

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    OK, everybody ready?

    I've paired people and given them "team colors", just to make it fun! I'll be emailing your partner's info, but for those who just can't wait that long, here are the teams, thanks mostly to random.org (allergies ya know!):

    Red: The Mama Hauser & Cheesehead
    Orange: queenof2802 & Elisabrat
    Yellow: lovngrandma & DustysMomma
    Green: sikesjj & nancia
    Blue: jaba & alberta quilter
    Purple: dconroy84 & tracibug
    Gray: mrsmck & dabbler312

    If there are any conflicts, please email me & let me know! I figured the randomizer was the easiest way to do it this time since there have been so many hints posted, lol.

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    OK, I flubbed....gotta make a change, but at least I caught it now!....check your mailbox. Everyone should have their partners!
    Last edited by DustysMomma; 04-20-2013 at 05:52 AM.

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    oh, boy! this is going to be fun! hi, jamie!!
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    Hi Nancy! Imagine the evil/funny laugh.

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    So I took the time to write down all my swaps with the partner info, likes, dislikes,and requests; I now believe I need to go to Swappers Rehab. I am in six swaps all due within the next two months.

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