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    Super Member brenda21's Avatar
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    Well let's see....hikingquilter has my zip code but depending on which part of the state she lives in, it could also be twinkie.....hmmmm
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    Segasal beautiful fabrics.
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    Off Topic: Today is Remembrance Sunday in the UK when we honour our war dead by laying poppy wreaths on Memorials across the country. The poppies symbolise the fields of poppies where many fought and died and the red symbolises their blood. We have a nationwide two-minute silence at eleven o' clock (the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month) to commemorate the end of WW1.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    That photo is magnificent! I lived in Scotland for a little over a year, about 7 miles out of Edinburgh in Dalkeith. We got to travel the far north and saw so many incredible sites, the sheer beauty of the country always amazed me. So many memories I have!

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    What a stunning picture Knitette!!
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    Knitette, lovely picture.

    Today is our Veterans day as well. I like the idea of 2 mins silence as a remembrance.

    Our exuberant post lady did show up Sat afternoon so my package is on it's way. Didn't check the delivery date, but I would guess in the early part of this coming week. My SP has posted fairly recently. And got Lori's PM saying she got my Pm so am off the hook for that.

    Any news on Krystyna other then they got an apartment?

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    I witnessed a 2 minute silence once in Israel...it was amazing. I would love to hear how Krystyna is doing, too. My pkg to my SP was delivered yesterday but I haven't heard from her yet..Oh well, probably away for the weekend. It is really windy here today..I think I will go sew for a few hours.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Well I couldn't join y'all this month as I had to deal with the long travel day for my little GD's funeral, so I'm hoping for lots of great photos this month. So now I'm putting my thinking cap on for a quick something for my SS gift instead. If I get super lucky, I might get a birthday card in the mail from my kids. So please..... LOTS and LOTS of pictures please!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missus Fear View Post
    Lori, so sorry to hear about your kitty. Had to put my mom's cat down last Friday...heart wrencing.

    Here is what I made for my SP
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    Dear Secret Pal. Thank you for letting me learn something new!
    Hint 3:You don't mention any allergies.


    oH THANK YOU THANK YOU, I just LOVE IT!!!! This is for me right? I love batiks, and green & pink. If not me, then who ever gets it will be VERY VERY happy!
    LaQuita (aka) - Yai-Yai to the most precious grandbaby around of course I'm partial! LOL

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    I'm so sorry girls, I have had a few weird (to say the least) days this weekend and I just haven't really been on here or my computer much... I talked to Krystyna on Friday morning, she has her apartment and they were getting things for it... She ordered a bed to be delivered on Thursday this week and right now they have a borrowed air mattress... She was going to talk to her Insurance agent just after I talked to her... She is very upbeat and if you believe in Miracles I am sure she has many to tell you as she has told me... Seems things seemed to all fall in place for them.. They were very lucky to get the apartment , on and on her Miracles appeared... I do have an address for her so if you want it please PM me or Ronda ( RWquilts), we both have it... I am going to text her tonight and when she answers I will let you know what I hear... God Bless and have a good week everyone.. Be thankful for what you have... Rosemary
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    Tricia~so sorry for your loss!
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    Got my packages ready today and will mail on Tuesday. Hope you like what I chose for you, I had a great time putting them together. One is going south and the other, oops I forgot....

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    Another hint for my SP..she doesn't like candy. What willpower, wish I were more like her. She does like pinks and greens.

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    If I forget anyone who is hurt or suffering, please forgive me. The prayers are there, even if the memory is lapsing. I have not been on the board recently due to family visiting. Have missed it.

    Trisha - so sad to hear about the passing of your GD. My heart hurts for you.
    Knitette - now I really can't wait to get to Great Britian - what a gorgeous photo, and such clean water!!
    Jessie - happy to hear you are home from the hospital and feeling better.
    Jaba - since I like teal (and pink and purple), I MUST be one of you SP's this month, right?

    Happy to hear of all of Krystyna's blessings in the wake of her recent disaster. My DD finally has power back in NJ courtesy of some wonderful workers from Virginia who came up to help. But my DGK's will not be able to go back to school for weeks, it seems. Hopefully sooner than later. That certainly ruins my plans to visit during Spring break and spend a quality day with each of the 3 individually. They will not have that time off from school now as they will have already used up their "snow" days before snow even gets here.

    I made another cowl this month for my SP. Hint - she indicated last month that she would like one, and I hope that she meant it, and was not just being polite with her comments. This time my yarn stash revealed a dusty rose color that was begging to be used. It will go good with grey, black, brown, cream, white, navy, and cranberry. I'm hoping SP has a coat of one of those colors. The color of the cowl qualifies as one of her favorites (although rose was not specifically stated as one). Cowl will be traveling only 1/2 the distance as last month when it winged its way to the east coast. Another clue is furbaby lives with her. Since I have today off, my plan is to make a Christmas ornament and get the box sent tomorrow or Wed.

    Happy Monday, all. I'm bowing my head for all the fallen vets and for all those who are still currently serving - we owe them so much.
    "Sew Happy" Sharon

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    SharonAnne~I was just thinking about you and there you go and post... wondered where you'd been....hope you enjoyed your familys visit!! And, I just KNOW that cowl is coming to me..hahah...can definitely use it too! this crazy weather in Texas goes from 80's to 30's in the matter of a day!
    Jaba's box could also be coming to me...
    My box is leaving in the morning....didn't want my pal to get everything in one day since I have her on another swap this month too !!!
    Brenda

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    Good morning all. Nice to know that we are all busy either packing for our sp's, making something for our sp's or anticipating to receive from our sp's. Not feeling well today so I'm staying home. I'm always off on Mondays but I do recognize a dear salute to all of our veterans, past present and future. My son is one of them To all of you going through illness, losing loved ones be sure that you are in my prayers.

    Good to hear that Krystyna is ok. And I do believe in heavenly miracles! ladybug 1938 I sent you a pm requesting her addy but things are wacky with the pm's Ok getting off here to go and make something special for my sp. Everyone have a great and blessed day! Sharon Anne glad to know you're doing well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortmom5 View Post
    Another hint for my SP..she doesn't like candy. What willpower, wish I were more like her. She does like pinks and greens.
    It's meeeeeeeeeeee!!!
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    Guess you'll both know if it comes to your door. Mailing tomorrow. It's alot colder here Brenda, a whole 18, I think it must be on its way to me.

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    Good to know about the mail, knitette! I have some things to send to Europe (to former exchange students who have stayed with us) and it will probably be slower the closer to Christmas it gets! I'd better get with Mom and get those boxes together ASAP.



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    I was wondering this too! I know there's someone in the Netherlands, but is that still the pond? I wouldn't have said so, but........ Mail from the US has slowed recently and it's been taking nearly two weeks

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    Tricia, I am so sad for you and your family.

    Sharon Anne, I am glad you are still around...since I already got my package I know it wasn't sent here! The sound you hear are my sobs!

    I am thrilled for Krystyna. I hope her insurance is really good!!!

    Be well everybody.
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    I am so stinking excited ya'll!!!!! Dabbler told me how to make that table runner this afternoon and I just finished making one and it is so easy and so cute (if I do say so myself)...going to post pics in a few minutes...THANK YOU AGAIN SO MUCH DABBLER!!!!YAY
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    Ok here is my cute little runner....I got both fabrics from secret swap pals...and you can't really tell from the pictures but there is gold glittery stuff through the paisley!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brenda21 View Post
    SharonAnne~I was just thinking about you and there you go and post... wondered where you'd been....hope you enjoyed your familys visit!! And, I just KNOW that cowl is coming to me..hahah...can definitely use it too! this crazy weather in Texas goes from 80's to 30's in the matter of a day!
    Jaba's box could also be coming to me...
    My box is leaving in the morning....didn't want my pal to get everything in one day since I have her on another swap this month too !!!
    Oh, Brenda, if you only knew the half of it. lol. My family's visit was my MIL who has recently broken up with her 83 yo "boy"friend. She has a good heart, but she drove me crazy with her non-stop, no coming up for air, hour long, complain and tell-all fest about said ex. There is no intimate about him and her that was left unsaid. Waaaayyy more than I ever needed or wanted to know. If I EVER mentioned an iota about my DH like she said about her ex, my DH would be locked up for strangling me. Needless to expound any further, but MIL is about the least tactful person I have ever met. I have to feel sorry for her because she is so innocent that she is childlike, tactless and abrasive. If she was vindictive, it would be different. So I can't fault her, but I CAN and DO get very stressed and anxious for her to leave - a little of her goes a long ways. She left this morning, so I pampered myself.

    First - shopping. Second - took DH to lunch (he had to work, so I had a ME day). Third - haircut and style. If money were no object, I'd have one of those everyday. Forget a housekeeper and cook, and just give me a hairdresser... And after I'm tired of the computer, it's back to sewing and crafting. It has been an excellent day off!!!! And better yet, my boss is in Hawaii all this week, so it will be an easy 4 days. It was sunny and 62 degrees, just as I like it, too.

    I found exactly what was on my SP's wish list, and decided I wanted it also, so bought 2. JoAnn's did not have it, but surprisingly a LQS had it in stock. They hardly carry anything interesting, so I almost fell over when I saw it hanging on the wall.

    What are the chances you would get the same partner in the same month for 2 swaps. Wow. There must be a good reason for that!!

    Thanks for thinking of me. Everytime I see a postcard, I think of you and your encouragement on the first one I ever made. I'll try to join that contest this month, too.

    OK, I'm off to make ornaments. TTFN.
    "Sew Happy" Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knitette View Post
    It's meeeeeeeeeeee!!!
    If she doesn't like candy, I'll take her winegums. The USA has banned the import of them for the past 6 months or so due to the questionability of one of the dyes. They should be more concerned with the economy than with red or green dye, I say.

    Oops, Knitette did not write about the candy. Oh well, it's still important. Maybe I can order some online from Canada.

    And Brenda - both the table runners you and Dabbler made are LOVELY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brenda21 View Post
    Ok here is my cute little runner....I got both fabrics from secret swap pals...and you can't really tell from the pictures but there is gold glittery stuff through the paisley!
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    Brenda, now take your machine and with some fancy stitches your machine makes, go around the edge where it's folded and the long edge. That holds that folded part down with some very pretty decoration. Here's a picture of one of mine - well, can't find one that'll show the stitching, but it sure works up pretty.
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