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Thread: July Secret Pal Swap Closes June 30th noon CST

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    Ladybug that's an awesome collection! I'll be at a quilt shop this weekend and looking for some items for my sp, so much fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havplenty View Post
    say it ain't so. that couldn't be. i have seen some of the button stash you have received. more probably the reason you couldn't find the buttons you needed is because they are probably buried under the mountain of new buttons you got.

    NO Mary, I dumped it all out on the bed and went thru it all! LOL But what I needed was a novelty button anyway and still didn't have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brenda21 View Post
    OMG Teresa...you better get it posted at the bottom of your signature again...."collects any and all buttons"
    How's this Brenda?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnut4ever View Post
    Ladybug that's an awesome collection! I'll be at a quilt shop this weekend and looking for some items for my sp, so much fun!
    About 25 years ago a friend and myself collected buttons and we put together several sets of highly sought after buttons and these were mine, am missing one if the rabbit series... We never did find it, knkw they have come out with reproductions now but it is what it is... It's like fabric, sometimes I like to run my hands through mine... LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by mscupid804 View Post
    NO Mary, I dumped it all out on the bed and went thru it all! LOL But what I needed was a novelty button anyway and still didn't have it.

    okay teresa since you're fessing up, i will too. i know whatcha mean. even with all the buttons i have, none of them were novelty so i too had to go buy buttons. i felt sooo bad about buying more buttons but what's a girl to do.

    on another note, i had to go out in this heat (105+) today so i thought i would brave going to chipotle for some dinner. well the humidity is really high here and with my compromised breathing, guess what.... i couldn't breath in this heat. by the time i got into chipotle, i was drenched in sweat and gasping for air. i was so discombobulated, that i ordered 2 scoops of hot and 1 scoop of mild salsa. i normally get it the other way around, 2 mild, 1 hot. so now that i am back at home drenched in sweat but at least breathing better, my food is on fire so i am sweating even more. good grief.
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    there ya go Teresa!
    Hav-you are loosing it woman!
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    Oh quiltnut4ever ... take it easy on your back. Nothing any worse than a bad back and you hurt it or strain it again. Your unpacking can wait ... unless you are like me and cant stand it when things are not in their place.

    Ladybug1938 ... I so love your pics of buttons ... what a great idea!!!
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    I'd let ya' but not sure SP would appreciate the delay. I hope she posts a pic, haven't ever seen her on here though, But I really would like an opinion. If she doesn't post I took pics so maybe I'll post them myself and you all can see what I sent. That's got to be the 2nd best thing right Havplenty????

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    I'd let ya' but not sure SP would appreciate the delay. I hope she posts a pic, haven't ever seen her on here though, But I really would like an opinion. If she doesn't post I took pics so maybe I'll post them myself and you all can see what I sent. That's got to be the 2nd best thing right Havplenty????
    i wouldn't worry so much about it. i am sure you did your best to put a good package together for your pal. in the overall count of swap participants, most do not post pics and many do not post to the thread either. you will need to decide not to let that bother you and have fun anyway. posting pics or to this thread is not a requirement, sending acknowledgement pm's (3) is a requirement.

    i kept pics of most of my swaps so i could remember what i sent (all of my pics are lost now) and would post if my pal asked me to if they couldn't. you should keep pics for your own records because sometimes you may get a pal a second time around.

    relax and have fun.

    p.s. be sure to send lori a pm to let her know you mailed your package.
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    ok pal..... the thing i ordered you is here. i have to go fashion this item i am making you, the other one i have finished already. then i need to assemble two other things for you and i think i will be finished and ready to pack up your squishy for mailing.

    btw, i have misplaced my calculator so i cannot give you a zip code addition, i don't know where i put my gps unit so i cannot calculate the distance miles between us and i have no witty clues to say right now. i will say this our paths have crossed before and you have been on my mind more than once.
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    Wow, look at all them buttons! You better hide em. Lol probly 20+ years ago a friend and I bought a bunch of bags of buttons. I think we each had a big coffee can full. I still have some of them. My kids just loved to play with them. They would dump them out and sort through them for hours. I sewed a lot back then and used a LOT of them. Last year a local lqs had a sale and I bought a bunch of sandwich bags full. My DGKids spent hours sorting them. Some things never change. Love of buttons is non generational. I still love them. Even with several boxes, I still look, and often buy!

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    My secret pal is going to get buttons................wonder who that could beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by mscupid804 View Post
    Hmmmm, I see some possibilities here.....
    Sorry my sp doesn't collect buttons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanogay View Post
    Man, oh,man. I think I want to get my package out and open it and find more to go into it. I put some things in (SP likes patterns, there is one), she likes specific colors (there are some FQs there) and some smaller handmade things - but after reading this thread, perhaps I need to add more. I was trying hard to stay within that $10 limit - maybe I need to fudge on it a little. Hummmmm.....
    It is sooo hard not to just keep packing things into those boxes huh?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMamaHauser View Post
    My package is sitting at the door and waiting for the carrier. It's going not quite due south, but more like due-south-east of me. I drove through (or by) there three times coming to-and-from-and-to-again when I moved to my present location last year.

    I bet the box is on her doorstep by Saturday. (The baked goods hope so, too!)
    BAKED GOODS???? Oh me me me ppleaseee be me!!!
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    Just wanted to say Hi to everyone, been working on my pals packages and I hope to mail both of them on Saturday.
    Hints: one is going to someone with a couple of pets and one is going to someone who loves the color blue.

    we have been dealing with heat!!! and power outages!!!! no fun at all.
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    Good morning all. Thank you for commentson me getting better with my back. It still hurts and I'm using meds and Ben Gay constantly. Need to put my SP package together this weekend so it may go out on Monday. My SP doesn't post much here so I hope she does when she receives it. Can't wait to see what everyone will be receiving. Everyone have a great day and keep hydrated!

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    My SP should receive her package today or tomorrow...she does like buttons
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    Why does it seem to be hard to find bright yellow buttons? I like adding buttons to my purses when I make them. Sometimes as decor only. I remember playing in my mom's button tin as a child. It would entertain me for hours.She had a hugh tin like you get cookies in at christmas.It must have had a thousand buttons in it. She always cut them off clothing before getting rid of them.Aww great memories.Have a good day.Mary
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    Boy am I right there with you on the back thing.

    Tuesday night I go up in the middle of the night to
    go potty. Afterwards went to get a glass of tea and
    at some point I "twisted" wrong and sent my back
    into pain and spasms. Went back to bed and got up
    Wednesday morning barely able to move but I was
    up and about anyways.

    I spent almost the WHOLE day at my embroidery machine
    that night I went to bed to "relax" went to get up and couldn't
    move the pain was worse than ANYTHING I had ever felt in my
    life. It was so bad that my hubs almost had to carry me to the
    restroom.

    Yesterday was somewhat better, but still pretty painful.

    Since our trip to the cabin was canceled I decided that
    I would come to work today, I just hope to make it all
    day.

    I have several things "gathered" up for my SP was hoping
    to be able to mail it this week, but the back issue changed
    those plans.

    HOPEFULLY it will be in the mail BY Tuesday.




    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnut4ever View Post
    Good morning all. Thank you for commentson me getting better with my back. It still hurts and I'm using meds and Ben Gay constantly. Need to put my SP package together this weekend so it may go out on Monday. My SP doesn't post much here so I hope she does when she receives it. Can't wait to see what everyone will be receiving. Everyone have a great day and keep hydrated!
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    Lady Bug I love your buttons. I used to have a lot of old ones but I sold them to a dealer years ago. I do still have a tin that once held almonds..it is round (about 8" across the top and 6 " deep) It is full but not a lot of special ones. My grandmother always cut buttons off of clothes..such lovely memories. I hope we get to see a lot of swap pictures on here. I wish I had put a note in the package I sent .. I only recently found all of the threads here. I kept an eye out for the swap but after I sent my PM I didn't read it anymore...I certainly keep up with it now!

    Clue for today: Door to door is 740.89 miles...should get there by Saturday I think! Buttons were not on her list but she loves ORANGE!
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    My poor SP will have to be patient... I am away from home and won't be able to put together her package for a few more days. We are planning to get home on Monday (7/9). I did buy something for her while here in PA... She and I have some things in common, but in other areas we are VERY different, lol.

    I've seen a hint or two that I think fit me pretty well, but am not sure just yet. Whoever does have me should not stress, I'm really fairly easy to please. I just like the fun of it and sending someone else some goodies.

    Heat... BLECK!!! While it's in the low-90's @ home, it's in the upper 90's here, with over 100 forecast for tomorrow when DD has a barbeque planned. I've already told her that I will be staying inside in the AC. Not to be rude, but at this age/stage, heat is NOT my friend!

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    Dear SP, I mailed your pkg off today. HINTS: your zip code adds up to 22, it's hot there, the sun shines there, you like the fabric I hate, you don't have any fur babies, you don't have an embroidery machine and you don't collect anything. I think that's enough hints for now! Be on the look out!
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    My sp pal likes gum and makes purses.

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    Jaba,,that is a great ideal,I hope who ever has me ,could take pic of my package,I feel bad cause I can't post my stuff,cause iam on my phone ,doin all this,it well only let me do so much,but if can't do that iam sure you will hear me scream no matter what state your in lol

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