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    Marytoddliz & La Brat---you guys crack me up with your daily episods. Is there such a thing as "funnest mug rug swap story".. I would say you 2 are in the top running. Any other funnies out there? >>
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    oh, yes! i've just been rolling in laughter, roll, roll roll! yubetcha! i start my day early because i have some stuff that MUST get out today. notice the big MUST? i did too. so i start by auditioning 3 fabrics for binding and decide i will match the back because then it will be winter on either side, front or back. and i must say, it's going very well, this whole binding thing. grann of 6 showed me a new way of doing binding that looks great and doesn't require laborious hand stitching, which on a day when i don't have to get things done and out, i enjoy doing. but i'm trying to get this done. i get to the end where you have to overlap and then re-stitch and then finish..... and i put the incorrect sides together (i was going to say wrong sides but we all know with fabric, that's something different. so i unsew. then i get them placed, one over the other and i sew from the wrong corner, i un sew. then i very v-e-r-y carefully match the 2 fabrics, not by the holes i have now peppered them with, but by th right sides and corners, etc, and i stitch. it's RIGHT! halleluyah, i can hear brat singing now ( sorry, brat, it's not coming to your house, pout). soooooo, i pat the nice binding into place and it is just this little teensy, very small, hardly noticable, small bit too big. i am not going to un-sew!!!!! so i very carefully ease the extra in, and then turn the steam on it, and then it just looks 3 days pregnant-- just a very tiny teensy hardly noticable GLARING pootch. so i quickly grabbed a box, looked 3 rooms top to bottom for the tape ( it was under the box that i was trying to put together, called myself every synonym for stupid i could think of ( all three words) wrpped it in plastic, folded it in many ways, looked like mangled origami, and taped the box shut. fort knox should be as securely closed as this box! i forgot to put the person's address inside, in case it didn't make it all the way there in a box that is covered 200% in shipping tape. and why doesn't it have the address inside? because i don't have the address. it's still in the computer. and i'm so forgetful, i can't remember who it is i'm supposed to be sending it to. so i go to my laptop, the one with the power cord that you have to hold in place because it was made defectively, that's a story for tomorrow, and it won't let me have my mail. it says i have to sign in. i NEVER sign out, but it insists and gives me 5 chances and if i don't get it right by the fifth try little rabbit foo foo and i will be turned into goons ( hare today, goon tomorrow!) so i'm thinking, which would crack first? the laptop or the wall?? i can't afford a new wall so i call dh who is normally very techno-savvy and surprize! i have been hacked! oh, joy, oh thrill, oh, hot tamales! so, while you guys were playing games at the p.o. (and we know what that stands for, because by now i am very p.o.ed) i am left waiting for the powers at aol to allow me access to my e-mail, all 136 of them, and it is now 5:18, which is not only the perfect time for a drinky, but also 18 minutes past the time when the p.o. closes. it will go out in the morning. my dh assured me that my mother could not have been born the year she was because aol says that's not the right year, and they should freakin' know!! so pardon me while i keep on just a laughin' away at my funny, funny day! good times, and no, NO cookies. now i ask has anyone had more fun today??
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    I had a very BORING day yesterday..spent all day watching kids show Hogs!! The only one I wanted to see was my own DD....This is my 18th year attending fairs with my kids, their animals, plants etc..the last one graduates this year...What will I ever do next year???

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    Let's see, no sewing fun yesterday. Instead I got in 15 hours of work! I did my 9 at my regular job, then had to go to go payroll for this music store that a friend opened before Christmas. Of course, I can't just go do what I planned to and leave, because they always have questions. So what should have taken 30 minutes was instead 2 hours. Then I get home and eat and log in remotely to the contractor I do bookkeeping for and start trying to get his new software up and running. It's an upgrade in year version, but he downgraded from "complete" to "pro" so it won't see the old company file and let it just import and go be happy. Instead, I had to export lists from the old software and import it into the new one. Sounds easy enough, but it's time consuming, has to be done in a certain order, and he hasn't activated the software OR the payroll service he paid for, so now we have 4 uses left before I'm locked out again! Message to him to please do that today or he won't be able to calculate payroll this week!

    Oh, and the fun doesn't end there. Because it was a forced upgrade, I can't print W-2's or 1099's from the old system. I'm going to have to get everything entered, then get the totals for everyone for the year and input them in the new system as beginning balances, then print them from the new system. Of course, they made it so the capacity to do all this ended December 1st, so that you were forced to upgrade and buy another full year of payroll service before you could do payroll after that date. Since he didn't tell me he couldn't get the new program to work until January, I'm guessing he's been writing payroll checks based on 40 hr checks from right before that. Oh my, this is going to be fun....and W-2's are supposed to be out in 2 days. Thankfully there's only 2 employees! I must knock that out tonight.

    I was thinking that I should mostly finish the year in the old program, but now I'm thinking that putting it in the new one would be better. Grrrr! So much to import/export! Why didn't he do this last summer when we first found out that they were doing this?

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    I got my mug rug this weekend and just now posting a pic, sorry, my youngest (Beau 2) has been sick with breathing troubles again so we busted out the nebulizer again. Thank you so much Elsiabrat, it is so bright and cherry and my favorite color green. It really brightens up my little table with this dreary winter weather, altough it was 78 here in Oklahoma City yesterday. Also thank you for the tea it was delicious, I have never tried those before so you broadened my horizons, and the fat quarter looks great in my stash, you made me realize I dont have alot in blue so I need to stock up. Thank you again for all your hard work and sharing with me. Hopefully I can get mine sent out tomorrow!!!!!

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    very, very nice! good job, brat. good for you, sikesjj! some things are soooo worth waiting!

    i hope my recipient feels it's worth the wait for hers.
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Glad yo go it

    ok what to do instead of showing hogs once the kids graduate: as sad as it sounds like you might be.. I would say.. quilt retreat. oh so sad to be doing instead of hog showing but a quilt retreat will keep your little fingers so busy you might forget about hogs for a bit.

    I say the moon was in a funky spot yesterday and i hereby declaire today will be a much better TADA it has been said so shall it be. (or something like that). I have a monster nap planned for me today and avoiding sicky today. He will have to just stay over there in the other corner of the house. This is not fun. He has a fever for three days now and a chest cold. He took an extra day off before his weekend in theory to get rid of this. I sure hope he is better tomorrow dont need him spreading it around the park. of course dont need him home another day either yikes. He never takes time off though for sick. Steve has over 140 hours of accumilated sick time. 150 hours vacation and 28 comp coming. Taking time off is not in his DNA. so what to do. if he works pray he goes outside with the pine needles vs being with people. this is how things spread. sigh.
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    Here is the really cute mug rug i received from June (stippling queen) it is in my favorite color and so pretty. Thank you June i Love it!
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    I love to collect roosters of any kind. I also love embroidery thread for my machine. My favorite color is purple and i am just a plain old country girl.lol

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    Oh, this is so cute, I love sue!!!

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    Mine is on the way!!!!
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    My package went out today. Hope my partner likes it!

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    Everyone's mug rugs are so cute, creative and different from each other. We are such a creative bunch. Do we have a mug rug group where we can post all of the pictures together? Or least I think that is what they do. It would be fun!!

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    Does anyone on here know pmkbecker (paula). She seems to be MIA
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    Great Idea, Linda ( aka SewExtremeSeams ) but is there a way to collect the pics in one place? It would help me from stressing about missing one.
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    Good morning, Ladies...

    I received a super cute mug rug this morning from my Secret Pal (another swap). It was my very first and I LOVE IT! Now mind you, it is also wine themed, which is a lifesource for me!!

    BUT my point is... I missed this swap because I was intimidated so if there is anyone that would like to side swap with a newbie, I'd love to make one for each holiday and keep them at work.

    Enjoy the day!!
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    I am checking on how to get us a different site just for out photos..I will let ya all know when I find out.
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    The mug rugs that are being received and posted look fantastic, looking forward to the next swap!

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    Thanks to hearthhush for the nice mug rug and coaster!
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    Hey brat, you can send meall your cat hair, i dont mindit, i have a russian blue, vosh she sheds, i think more than my maine coon did.
    still havent heard from my secret pal...no chatter on the thread no nuthin'!

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    My mug rug to my secret pal was mailed out this morning. Hope she likes them (yes, them). LOL

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    Finishing mine up tonight! I recieved a beautiful MR in the mail this morning out of RAOK!! I was very surprised when I seen it! My mother was with me when I opened it, "Awww isn't that sweet! You should make your sister one of those!" Well but of course! Thank You SandyinZ4, your MR was a huge hit!! Oh, I would post a pic of it but I cannot find my camera!!! AAACKK!!
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    Very nice mugrugs going on here!
    I mailed mine this morning, going northwest, she likes vintage machines( I hope!) and she is in transportation. PO says it should arrive Friday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Momma_K View Post
    Finishing mine up tonight! I recieved a beautiful MR in the mail this morning out of RAOK!! I was very surprised when I seen it! My mother was with me when I opened it, "Awww isn't that sweet! You should make your sister one of those!" Well but of course! Thank You SandyinZ4, your MR was a huge hit!! Oh, I would post a pic of it but I cannot find my camera!!! AAACKK!!
    Hi Kathy...and other nice friends. Here is the link to pics of my first attempts at making MR's. The bird one is what Momma_K got. :-)
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...ml#post5793965 My post was #396
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    Mine is finally finished! Headed out in the mail in the morning!! I hope she likes it, not her favorite colors but hopefully the theme will stand in for it. It's the first thing I've ever made for anyone outside my Mother and daughters. I hope I didn't make the mistake of using Insule Brite. I wanted it to protect against the heat so it can also be used for a hot pad and too it will protect if a spill occures. "Oooohh I hope you like it &^5@#*^$" !! Ha!

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    I hope these show larger than what I see now!!
    Thank You Lord for answering my prayers, in this I am truely blessed!

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    OK Good! Pictures turned out! I guess you can tell which side is the best...Chocolate of course! I wanted the Coffee side to be what I wanted to focus on, but....it is what it is....!
    Thank You Lord for answering my prayers, in this I am truely blessed!

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