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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    I like his hat!
    Only you, Krystyna! Between you and Buslady I am still laughing!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Mscupid804, that will be easy to remember as the 20th of January is my birthday as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingdragon View Post
    Mscupid804, that will be easy to remember as the 20th of January is my birthday as well!
    WOW! Then maybe we should be SP's! That's cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    I like his hat!
    Oh -- he has a hat on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clsurz View Post
    Mine is in January as well. :-)

    Another January Birthday ME
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki W View Post
    Another January Birthday ME
    Well looky there, the January babes take it!
    Teresa
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    Made it to Colorado, train wasn't to bad just 23 hours is a long time! I got here about 5:30 when I was suppose to be here at 4pm. People I met on the train were very nice

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    Lori,

    Glad to hear you made it to CO.

    I can relate to long travels. I remember taking the bus from NC
    to CO and back again took almost 3 days.

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    Glad you landed safely, Lori! Now get to work on that January SP list pronto!

    January babies - dates girls. We're not mind readers!
    Krystyna
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Glad you landed safely, Lori! Now get to work on that January SP list pronto!

    January babies - dates girls. We're not mind readers!
    I do believe we all did on pg. 8....except Vicki W.

    Me and quiltingdragon is on the 20th
    clsurz is on the 27
    Vicki W's is the 14th
    Last edited by mscupid804; 12-29-2012 at 05:25 PM.
    Teresa
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    I sent Lori a PM
    PMarch

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    Quote Originally Posted by mscupid804 View Post
    I do believe we all did on pg. 8....except Vicki W.

    Me and quiltingdragon is on the 20th
    clsurz is on the 27
    Vicki W's is the 14th
    My b-day is January also....January 1...New Years Day :-) My mom was at a party on New Years Eve when she went into labor. She had been drinking, dancing and partying it up. My mom told me I didn't make a peep for 2-3 days after I was born..so I'm guessing I was born a bit tipsy....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mscupid804 View Post
    I do believe we all did on pg. 8....except Vicki W.

    Me and quiltingdragon is on the 20th
    clsurz is on the 27
    Vicki W's is the 14th
    Mine is on the 22nd!!
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    Work up this morning at the cabin with an outside temp of -10 degrees.

    It took 7-8 hours with 2 fireplaces, AND the furnace running to warm the
    cabin up. Took 3-4 hours to bring the water up to where we at least had
    cold water, another 2 hours to get water hot enough to wash dishes with.

    I am sooooooooooooooo ready for the January swap. Have many ideas
    of goodies. But we will be heading back home on Tuesday morning so I
    plan to start working on my box then.

    Happy New Year everyone.



    Louise

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    I'm in...................can't wait for the fun to begin..........................

    Wait............I think it already has

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    Louise, sounds like you need a nice warm quilt!
    Krystyna
    Feel the fear and do it anyway!

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    Yeah I would love to have a quilt up here in the mountains.

    Don't get me wrong there are quilts up here but they ain't MINE.
    When we came up here for Thanksgiving I brought my yellow quilt
    but it wasn't cold enough up here back then for the quilt.




    Oh and it has warmed up to 4 degrees now (at 10:26am).



    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Louise, sounds like you need a nice warm quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knitette View Post
    Well said. Look how warm it keeps that lovely chap.

    Attachment 384408
    I'll take 2 (guys, not kilts, that is). That's 8 yards? And I, too, wonder at the garments beneath the kilt. Is part of the 8 yards used for shorts?
    "Sew Happy" Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sibi View Post
    My b-day is January also....January 1...New Years Day :-) My mom was at a party on New Years Eve when she went into labor. She had been drinking, dancing and partying it up. My mom told me I didn't make a peep for 2-3 days after I was born..so I'm guessing I was born a bit tipsy....LOL
    Or maybe hungover..
    "Sew Happy" Sharon

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    I was going to sit January out since it is a very busy work month, but I just can't bring myself to be absent. So, I'm sending Lori my info tonight. Everyone be safe tomorrow night. As for me, I almost always fall asleep in my recliner about 11 PM and miss the countdown until the neighbors set off firecrackers right after it's over. Getting too old to want to party and be sick the next day I guess.
    "Sew Happy" Sharon

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    I am in for one this month.
    Boom 12 - Short & Sweet

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    Oh yes, I hear you SharonAnne, those kind of party days are over for me too and really don't miss them at all. You're better than I staying up til' 11 it's 9 here right now and I'm yawning. Not too long before I go nite nite. Glad you're joining in again you would be missed.

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    Krytyna glad you signed up! It's good to have you back on the board entertaining as ever! But if you read the rules please there is no requirement to get everything your partner wants. I know you are very generous and want to do it, but its better to be here having some fun with us. So don't fret about any of it you'll be able to put together a great package--I dare say even if it has nothing your pal listed we know it will be great. And entertaining.
    Looks like with New Years and so many birthdays its going to be a PARTY month!
    We should have Confetti! in every package!!!!

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    Lori glad the trip went ok. Actually from what I heard an hour and a half late isn't too bad. I heard that since freight is the mainstay and passenger trains are lower priority they can be put on a side track if a freight needs the track.

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    Jaba - Here are the results of falling asleep early by accident. I woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed at 4 AM. But since I am not working today and DH is, I strongly suspect that there will be a nap in my early afternoon future. lol.

    Does anyone believe in death coming in 3's? Within the last few weeks, my friend's mother, my uncle, and last night the neighbor across the street all passed. Very sad at this time of year. We did not know my uncle well - very long story, but he was my mom's only sibling and she is quite nostalgic for her loss despite the not so wonderful history of him ignoring her. It's the neighbor's 3 sons I worry about. They are in their 50's but except for one who keeps getting fired from jobs, so 2 have never really been capable of working. They still lived with their mom and depended on her completely - she was about 75. I fear for what will become of them - they will likely have to sell the house sooner or later because they will not be able to afford the property taxes without an income. With no income and no SS and likely very little inheritance, they will not fare well, I'm afraid. The mom was a sweetheart, but her DH died when he was 35 and she never remarried. Her job skills were few (although her enthusiasm was big), so my DH found her a job as an apartment manager from which she only retired a few years ago. I'm sure other then free rent, she did not earn much and she supported 2 of her 3 sons. One of the sons (he's about 6'3" and big and solid) came to the door about 6:30 yesterday evening crying and saying, "My mommy just died. I don't know what to do." Just not something you would expect to see from a man that strapping. It's heartbreaking!! While they are not retarded, they are naive and dependent. Other than taking over a casserole, I'm not sure the best course of action. They are clingy out of desperation, I think. Once you do something for them, they ask for a mile if you know what I mean. They have asked for "loans" that they never paid back. I don't want to begrudge them, but I also don't want to become their supporter and caretaker, either. Gosh, life is challenging sometimes, isn't it?

    On that sad note, I'll finish talking about this and going forward in 2013, I'm hoping for laughter and fun more than anything else. So bring on a fun swap and a happy 2013 for all of us.
    "Sew Happy" Sharon

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