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

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    That's not really that bad as long as the projects aren't huge. It's all about strategic planning and prioritizing.

    OMG, I sound like an accountant. Wait, I am. Crud....I try to keep that side of me out of here!

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    not so bad at all

    Ok my computer is on hijack mode right now it is not allowing me to post in any threads! oh crud! all the quick reply boxes are blue!!!

    I am in good contact with my partner she was over joyed to be partnered with me.. ok she said Hi! so this must be the same as over joyed I believe. Right now she might be wondering what she got herself into but I have her colors which are wonderous I own them all!!! and I think I can safely say I am at least moderatly good at what she wants so I will whip up one of my famous suprises but promise to post my fabrics in fair game. I am very ready to jump right in so this weekend I will hop on the home decor sewing boat. Thanks to Dustysmomma I am not making a purse. oh Lord no. I am not a purse maker. phew... that is clue one partner you wont be getting: a purse a microwave cover a... toilet roll holder.. or an apron (now that I wanted to make).. so since you picked the livingroom you wont get a lingere bag or a nylon washing thing (does anyone anywhere where nylons? I lived in them when I worked or dressed up but the kids.. no nylons.. sigh my legs were glow in the dark white and not that exciting black nylons all the way)..

    so yahoo let the party begin! thanks for the early partners!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sikesjj View Post
    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.
    Yep know that feeling Sikesjj...I think Im doing the same. I have a list and checking it twice so I don't stuff up anywhere lol...and its not even Christmas yet lol
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    My husband is like you always make stuff for other people you never keep any of it. I tell him I don't know hat to make for myself. I do make stuff for the kids but not for me. I am trying to make a dress or two and some shorts for my trip to Atlanta next month.

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    I seem to do that too. I'm not a big clothing sewer though, because it seems the only thing I can make these days without screwing it up is a pillowcase dress & bloomers. I'll make wallets and handbags & give them all away too. I have tons of sewing for kids things pinned on pinterest, but many of them I'll probably never try.

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    ohhh you sew clothes?? I sew things like little bunnies running for my shelf, primatives.. or I sew pigs in a bucket for St. Pats or I sew.... dorky things that make me smile. I have sewn a few aprons and honestly I use mine a lot. One with Cherries one with Fall leaves. I am a mess maker when I use flour and such. my clothes are killed. I think I would start with something fairly simple say.. a vest. No sleeves. Made one thing with sleeves in 8th grade for my lil sis. I am frightened of working with anything but cotton. cotton does not move. it stays mostly where I put it!

    I hope all is well I am going to spend today cleaning up projects first then if there is time starting on this one or that is a tomorrow job. lots of jobs ahead of me. this is good
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    Been finishing up projects at this house too. Mug rugs done, pin cushions and needles cases done, packed in their boxes and ready to be mailed from somewhere along the road, wall hanging still need to finish the binding, FQ swap will have to mail on the road too, can't start summer fun yet, don't have a partner until brat lets me know who so I know the colors. Home decor haven't started yet....dabbler where are you? need to know what you want this time...answer my PM please. Batik blocks for tracibug's swap are all cut out and ready to sew, will do that while I'm traveling. Better check my board in the sewing room and see if I forgot anything

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    I'd planned to sew today, but I didn't get home from the birthday party at my friend's house until 7:30. They rarely get any adult interaction, and she and I rarely get to see each other, so when we get together, it's like trying to pry an octopus off the side of a boat to get us apart, lol. (If anyone's ever done that, they know what I mean!) Going to catch up on my reading here, then go clean up my sewing room. It looks like a cyclone struck. Between stuff not put away from my last project and looking like a fabric factory blew up from me washing what I bought yesterday, it's a wreck. If it's not too late then, I may get some sewing in before bedtime.

    Right now I have a home decor project to do, waiting for Elisabrat's runner swap to close, working on a runner for a side swap with Lovngrandma that I just got the rest of the fabric for yesterday, need to work out my squares & how many sets I'm going to do for Tracibug's batik block swap, still haven't made that wallet yet because I just got rest of the info from her today, and I still have to make that tissue box holder I keep putting off.

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    Sounds like you have a busy day ahead of you Dustysmomma. I am yet to hit the sewing table in a few just wanted to pop into all my swaps and bug you guys. I have picked my partners fabric. Trouble is I picked two different sets so if your reading this let me know what you think.. one set is in the colors you want completely (except what is spice yellow?) I picked mustardish? ok next: the other set has a floral with your colors but it also has a bit of teal in it too. odd but it works. the coordinating fabrics have a bit of teal also but then the moss is in there ..there are four fabrics in that set. so which are you more cozy with? just your colors or a bit of pop in them? I love both sets so have at it which do I use???
    Linda
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    Sounds like you have a busy day ahead of you Dustysmomma. I am yet to hit the sewing table in a few just wanted to pop into all my swaps and bug you guys. I have picked my partners fabric. Trouble is I picked two different sets so if your reading this let me know what you think.. one set is in the colors you want completely (except what is spice yellow?) I picked mustardish? ok next: the other set has a floral with your colors but it also has a bit of teal in it too. odd but it works. the coordinating fabrics have a bit of teal also but then the moss is in there ..there are four fabrics in that set. so which are you more cozy with? just your colors or a bit of pop in them? I love both sets so have at it which do I use???
    I'd say it's a mustard color too.

    The last few days have been real busy. Quiet night at home tonight, then dinner with visitors tomorrow night & lunch with them on Friday.

    So hey, who hasn't noticed the poll on this post? So far it seems like the majority wants a pick a holiday swap next. I wonder if we'll get some really obscure holidays. That would be fun. I didn't think about it until I'd posted the poll, but I think a birthday swap would be fun too! Who doesn't need a birthday runner/placemats/apron/etc?

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    but what if just for like thinking differently instead of such a broad swap you narrow it to things like anything you could use in a kitchen! this might attract more sign ups.. maybe the other stuff scares people a bit too many options. I think its easier to get a group on one item ie such as HOLIDAYS YOU PICK THE ONE Kitchen swap! you know ok kick me just a thought.. then say kitchen can be table runners/mats, aprons, pot holders! towels! and if your adventerous a cover for a blender or such.. not too many things. I know then those who cant sew those grand items can say.. hey I can make pot holders! or an apron! or.. you know? I know when its too big its scary.. for newbies at least. I am still a newbie (ok maybe not). I am however far from an expert quilter.

    This one I love my fabric choices and wonder which one to pick. my heart says one my gut says another. argh. I have to remember its not for me.. ooohhh partner what say you???

    PS I am secretly happy holidays are winning. I love holidays. My next hope was batiks but I will kill that urge with Tracibugs cool swap on batik blocks. then my overkill on batik will be finished.
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    Also everyone you have to think when you sign up if you need a gift in the future. Maybe someone you know could really use an apron. sign up asking for an apron. if you think your pals could use pot holders ask for them in return so you get the fun of sewing for your partner and you get a gift to give when your partner sends you theirs. Its not all about getting something for you.. you could chat with all of us, you can sew along with all of us and then in the end you have a present to give .. that is another cool option all around in my little minds eye.
    Linda
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    So, is everyone sleeping in here? Did we get too cozy during the last swap & now nobody has anything to say? Gosh it's been quiet. I hope that means everyone's busy bees & getting some sewing done! So where some teasers!?

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    uh I was chatting guess I am no one

    who cares? I will chat anyways. yeah they got quiet odd isnt it? HELLO ANYONE? COME OUT AND VISIT WITH US!!
    Morning Dustysmomma. I hope your day is beautiful and sunny. I am off to clinic once AGAIN sheesh it seems like I am always at clinic. Lucky duck we have a clinic or there would be no brat so I will shut up on that one. I have pulled my fabrics now I am waiting to hear from my partner if that little bit of teal is going to throw it all off for her or not. Also the one with the teal has flowers and the other option no flowers more tone on tones.. I just don't know if she cares for flowers or not some don't. sigh so they sit on the kitchen counter but soon its going to be the flowers I pick. I just like the combo of the fabrics. P and B textiles nice fabrics

    What are you using for your fabrics Dustysmomma?
    Linda
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    I am trying to finish up all my stuff by the end of this month so I can mail before deadline. I have Brat's table runner, two needle cases, and the pincushions are done. I just have to quilt the table runner and bind; I'm kinda scared to quilt it with my machine going thru a stubborn stage, it tried to eat my needle case yesterday but so far fine this morning. Keep your fingers crossed!!!!!

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    sorry-- i have been uncharacteristically quiet, but i've been busy sewing and walking the ladies. they are under house arrest until we can get pieces back in the fence. it is literally falling apart in pieces. kitten is helping it along with her insane desire to bark at the neighbors' pool storage under his deck. i think some animal is living under there, but he won't check. big burly men can be afraid of things that soft delicate women just laugh off, and vice versa.
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    I got this from a poster on Sindy Rodenmeyer's yahoo group and thought it was fitting for all my quilting friends. I'll also be sharing it in the fabric moratorium, because the good lord knows they all need it too!

    QUILTER'S WILL

    Being of sound mind and body (a statement that does not bear close scrutiny) I,
    ____________, do hereby record my last fabric will and testament. Knowing that
    ____________, (husband, sister, daughter), has no appreciation, or for that
    matter knowledge of my extensive fabric collection, which, by the way is
    deposited in various places throughout my house for safe keeping. Knowing also
    that ____________ has also notified the goodwill store should I precede him to
    that great quilt shop in the sky, to pick up and dispose of the aforementioned
    collection. Therefore I do WILL this collection and all other collections
    related to it, to my dear fellow fabric preservationists of the ____________
    (guild, sewing group, charity, etc,). It is my wish that they, upon hearing of
    my death and obtaining clear proof that I did not manage (although goodness
    knows I tried) to take it with me, will come to my home, before the goodwill
    store searches out my collection. That they should rescue said collection and
    stack it in my quilting studio, along with my sewing machines, frames, old
    buttons, lace, patterns, quilts, dolls and works in progress. And after they has
    done that, they should purchase refreshments for all my friends, not yet
    departed, which friends are also their friends, and every last one shall be in
    that room and they shall hold a wake and say lots of lovely and kind things
    about me until they run out and then they shall divide amongst themselves my
    wonderful collection. Be forewarned! I shall be hovering over that very spot
    until this is done. The ____________ shall then leave this spot and close the
    door, leaving the car, house, stocks, bonds and other worldly nonsense to those
    who don't understand or know any better.
    This is my wish on the matter.

    Signed:
    Dated:

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    LOL my daughter says she wants it.. she barely sews. I would rather gift my things to a real quilter too.. funny how that is. she would look at it and say these five are fine the rest I cant use. then ya'all come on in and hit it with vengence! However that said I am not going anywhere anytime soon.

    On a funny note today I got to dialysis. there next to my chair is an envelope. It says Linda's Liver. ???? I think what the heck is this? I open it its a 1st birthday card with a little bunny on it saying happy bday. I open it all this confetti glitter stuff comes out all over me and its a happy 1st birthday for my transplant. I had a big laugh and smiled a lot over this. I had super low blood pressure today mine is low mind you but they were not thrilled with 62/28 so I had lots of special care (sigh) and came home very tired. good nap day and hey I am 1 tomorrow!!! (imagine all those wrinkles at 1! but I certainly have more hair this time around!)
    Linda
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    should sewing win I will pass the next round of home decor. Not my thing. so everyone vote for .. batiks! holidays! something other than sewing or I will be off galavanting around my own home being the queen of no swaps.
    Linda
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    oh, brat, don't do that! i'm sure you could talk your partner into doing something other that sewing. my partners and i have sometimes deviated ( shock!! bring the epsom salts! bring the fibrilater! bring the quilting will and a pen so i can write my name in as beneficiary). the only rules you can't break are the ones with no rules! besides, we can't both be off swaps for the same month. who will talk? who will be silly? the whole board might splinter and crack!
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    Off swaps? Don't you make me come get you ladies!

    "What you talkin about Willis?!"

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    Arrived in WA, tomorrow will get it together. Have to sew the binding on 1 more item I'm sending. Now it's bed time...

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    Glad you go there Jan, rest up. no rush right? and Nancia, darling we could aways get together at our chapel service.. you remember.. the chapel of the men with quilts and burritos? you can I hope bring the ..special chapel fluid so we are not too parched while in study. I say we study May oh yes I say we study May for sure.

    I just was watching the tonight show and hear that Gwenyth Paltro is the most beautiful woman on earth .. uh did I get to toss my vote in or did they purposely not ask me to vote on that one. She is pretty but that is one heavy title to carry and maybe a bit big for her shoes.. just saying.. I am not giving up the crown without a fight.
    Linda
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    My Husband will kill me, but this was too cute not to show everyone.

    Thats my Beau Beau

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    absolutely tooooo cute!!!!!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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