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Thread: SECRET HOME DÉCOR SWAP - entry closes January 21, 2013

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    YOU HOO ..... OVER HERE!!! Do you see me waving at you, I'm still participating - fabric is here; just finishing up something else first.

    I've been following along up through this past Monday when the flu bug came calling; I haven't been sick like that since I had morning sickness thirty years ago. It's nasty; today I'm almost back to my normal self - what ever that might be. Should be able to start on this home decor project this next week.
    Be good to yourself - do one thing each day that makes you smile.

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    My item is done and ready to post when Dustysmama says so. I would love to post it now but as it looks like I have been burnt in the mug rug exchange I will wait.

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    I started sewing today. I'm already wondering what I got myself into, lol. The couple people in this group who know what I'm making will understand why. But, I intend to see it through. OK, time to get back to it. I took a break to talk to a friend who is in Afghanistan while I watched an episode of Kitchen Nightmares and nibbled on some pistachios. Now it's time to crack the whip!

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    I'm almost caught up enough on my overcommitments to get started on this. In the last week, I have:

    Made my mom's valentine's birthday table runner
    Mom's valentine birthday mug rug
    Drove 6 hours there and back to see Elisabrat
    Finished my bachelor's degree
    Worked 50 hours
    Finished 3 more mug rugs

    But have 16 blocks to finish and mail by Tuesday.

    I'll be back again soon.

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    Congratulations on finishing your degree! I know how reliving and exciting that is. I finished my bachelor's 17 months ago. Some days it felt like it would never be over, working full time, commuting an hour each way to work most of the time I was in school, and all the running from my son being in high school marching band most of that time too. It's a great feeling! Enjoy!!!

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    I'll pray for you that it's just the flu
    Quote Originally Posted by dabbler312 View Post
    YOU HOO ..... OVER HERE!!! Do you see me waving at you, I'm still participating - fabric is here; just finishing up something else first.

    I've been following along up through this past Monday when the flu bug came calling; I haven't been sick like that since I had morning sickness thirty years ago. It's nasty; today I'm almost back to my normal self - what ever that might be. Should be able to start on this home decor project this next week.

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    I'm still in too and ready to send as soon as I get the go ahead!
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    Thanks for the morning funny jaba - as my Great Uncle Lester used to say "I'll see you in the funnies!"
    Be good to yourself - do one thing each day that makes you smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiquilter65 View Post
    My item is done and ready to post when Dustysmama says so. I would love to post it now but as it looks like I have been burnt in the mug rug exchange I will wait.
    I totally understand you. I was burnt bad in a Christmas swap and didn't join any swaps for a very long time because of it.
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    OK, this is a PSA, so that everyone knows, and maybe this will offer a little incentive to the procrastinators. Everyone in this group is tied to at least 2 other people. Nobody is receiving from who they're shipping to. So with the wait til everyone is ready to ship rule added, if you're last minute or late finishing, you're not just holding up your partner from getting their item. You're holding up at least 2 people from both getting and shipping theirs too. There's always going to be people who are late, and some of that can't be helped because life happens and we understand that. But, if you're just procrastinating, all I can say is "get on the stick chick!"

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    still here.. waiting for a special fabric to come in the mail for the last little thing.. looking good..

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    I finally found the perfect fabric and have ordered it, I get a idea in my head and it just won't go away. I will be starting this week, hopefully the floor people will be starting on my house, two weeks since the great flood and still no flooring.

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    Nancia.....your box is full again, lol!

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    Would this be a swap? I have never joined any of the block swaps because I didn't really understand the directions. If we had enough people we could change partners every month and kinda follow a color pattern for that person. Just a thought.

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    sikesjj, it looks like it's fairly easy blocks, but with lots of appliqued pieces too. Only the first block is up so far. Runs through August, 2014.

    http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/BoMs.html

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    Sikesjj, I would have to get permission from the admins and the pattern creator to do a swap on this pattern, but if several people are interested, I can contact Sindy about it. If you miss a month when the BOM is posted on her site for free, she charges $5 to get the previous month's pattern, and she sells the full pattern for $20, so I don't know if she would ok it or not. If she did, the next challenge is getting it approved and everyone getting it downloaded by the end of the month. I don't believe she'll let us share it with latecomers, but I could be wrong.

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    Okay, I will download and print it because you can never have to many patterns . I didn't know how the swap thing worked behind the scenes! Wow, alot of work goes into these swaps, thank you for leading this one!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by DustysMomma View Post
    Sikesjj, I would have to get permission from the admins and the pattern creator to do a swap on this pattern, but if several people are interested, I can contact Sindy about it. If you miss a month when the BOM is posted on her site for free, she charges $5 to get the previous month's pattern, and she sells the full pattern for $20, so I don't know if she would ok it or not. If she did, the next challenge is getting it approved and everyone getting it downloaded by the end of the month. I don't believe she'll let us share it with latecomers, but I could be wrong.

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    Well I am very sorry to hear about the people who have been "burnt" in other swaps. Its not right and I will hope that everyone participates. I now Rhonda's wall hanging swap she has you write her and say your done THen she puts those people in the send to this person at the very end. This way in theory no one is burnt. Probably a very smart way to go. or partners as well you talk back and forth, they dont talk to you send emails.. then dont send. Reduction in non receipt? I personally send. if i get something back I am pleasantly suprised. if I don't its not the end of the world. it reduces my internal stress tremendously if I let it go the second it leaves the house. done.

    I am working on quilting again today. A real day for me tada! and its the last sunny sunny day for a while so i will take it. My table I work on faces outside into the park so I can see the turkeys and deer wander by and the squirrels playing while i sew. I love it. Wish we had more sunlight streaming through but the redwoods are so tall we simple have oodles of forest shade. filtered light. lovely if your a photographer especially first thing in the morning. the trees simply glow on one side highlighting the bark turning it a golden red. I love it. the ground cover is a vibrant green.. then the sun rises and all turns to beige and a medium dark green. funny how light changes things.
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    Sounds beautiful!!!! I would love to see some pictures! We had a dusting of snow on Thursay and yesterday the family and I were outside in short sleeve flying a kite. It was beautiful, but really windy which is nothing new to Oklahoma City. It is so windy today I had to hold onto to the little ones so they wouldn't blow away. I went to the gym, now I am going to clean, I am not real good at balancing projects and house, I get very absorbed in my project. Hope everyone has a great day!

    What is your favorite color Elisabrat?



    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    Well I am very sorry to hear about the people who have been "burnt" in other swaps. Its not right and I will hope that everyone participates. I now Rhonda's wall hanging swap she has you write her and say your done THen she puts those people in the send to this person at the very end. This way in theory no one is burnt. Probably a very smart way to go. or partners as well you talk back and forth, they dont talk to you send emails.. then dont send. Reduction in non receipt? I personally send. if i get something back I am pleasantly suprised. if I don't its not the end of the world. it reduces my internal stress tremendously if I let it go the second it leaves the house. done.

    I am working on quilting again today. A real day for me tada! and its the last sunny sunny day for a while so i will take it. My table I work on faces outside into the park so I can see the turkeys and deer wander by and the squirrels playing while i sew. I love it. Wish we had more sunlight streaming through but the redwoods are so tall we simple have oodles of forest shade. filtered light. lovely if your a photographer especially first thing in the morning. the trees simply glow on one side highlighting the bark turning it a golden red. I love it. the ground cover is a vibrant green.. then the sun rises and all turns to beige and a medium dark green. funny how light changes things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikesjj View Post
    Okay, I will download and print it because you can never have to many patterns . I didn't know how the swap thing worked behind the scenes! Wow, alot of work goes into these swaps, thank you for leading this one!!!
    Some swaps are more work than others I'm sure. The more participants you have, the more work it is. Secret is always more work than non-secret because you have to be the go between for questions. An in the case of a pattern that is available online, you have to get permission to use it as the centerpiece of a swap to avoid copyright issues.

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    Look what the "Quilty Fairy" sent to me today! This was totally unexpected and unnecessary, BUT.... SO well loved already by me! So I'm keeping it! It looks just like my "Spooker Kitty" Well I guess it really could look like anyones solid black cat! lol But this one is mine! I was so thrilled today to open the package and pull out this beauty along with other goodies! (Actually some brat thought that I needed an extra goodie since a package in another swap was not received)

    Did I say how much I love this little Kitty?? I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!

    Thanks a ton to the Quilty Fairy! I owe you!
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    I LIED! It was the DQ ANGEL who sent me this gorgeous kitty quilt! LOL
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    well that was fast my dear lady. and your cat looks exactly like that one (almost anyways stretched all over the furniture) I hope you like the egg fabric. reminded me of well.. your girls. lol. your welcome. now you can go trade dq's again with confidence that someone will be there if things dont work. thank krystyna. she is the one who asked me for help. I am on a roll wanting to do a chicken quilt but probably a like four patch chicken wall hanging would be enough too. Black background with say hot colors for chickens fuschia, gold, purple, aqua.. you know ..realistic ones. or maybe just a red/black/white chicken with barn fabrics and then maybe some of that chicken mess fabric and .. where would i put that? I have no clue. good thing my life is too busy for one more project. then I want of course that owl quilt maybe I only need a couple months of it make four but two of each.. will get the same concept at least. and it will read cute regardless.

    oh oh and also they have an angel quilt like the angels not so much the heads. any ideas how to make them a tad less ..huge and maybe a bit of hair and two dots for eyes not a face.. these have like wooden ball heads and nothing else. transformers is what I need! it was at the same site that we all looked at the owl quilt. fat cat patterns I think?
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    For those who have been following the discussion about the owl quilt (called "Whoo Knows?") BOM on Fat Cat, I contacted the site/pattern owner and she's agreed to let us use the pattern for the swap. She's also offered to sell the full pattern at a reduced price to participants for the first 30 days, if I can get the swap approved by our site admins here. Anyone who comes in late will have to either buy the pattern in full or if they come in during March, they can pay the $5 to download this month's block and can keep up with us for the rest of them.

    So! I'm going to email PatriceJ and see if she'll let me post the swap. With this one not over yet, she may say no until this one is over. I'm just not sure. If so, if there is someone else willing to back me up and do the first couple months until this swap is over, I'll gladly pitch in & help.

    In the meantime, if you even think you might be interested, head on over to this page and download this month's block before it's too late!

    http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/BoMs.html

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    OK, scrap that. Because there is a potential for any cost, we can't do it as a swap on here. Oh well, all I could do was ask. Sorry ladies.

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    Oh QuiltingKrazy, that's so cute! I'm a cat lover too.
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