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

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2 View Post
    Cool, does it lay on the top of the tank and hand down a bit? I hate that clunking sound!
    Yes Dawn, That is exactly what it does. If you imagined a pointy end, kind of like the top of a triangle hanging down..and then round off the point of it, you will get the idea. I think we have to mail out our goodies by the 15th of March so pictures will be forthcoming soon. I did put in some W&N so it is padded just a bit rather than just two pieces of fabric.
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    OK baby quilt done, pillows for coworker done, now back to work on this home decor project tonight! it will be mailing time before I know it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    I think we have to mail out our goodies by the 15th of March
    Nope, that's Anastasia's table runner swap, though there may be others too. This one is due March 22nd.

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    Does someone want to come and sew binding on for me ... I'm having a pitty party for one - I'm exhausted from shoveling more than a ton of snow all morning and my poor hands couldn't hold a needle if my life depended on it; they're fixed to a shovel handle and a needle is just too small to hold on to. Thanks for being my shoulder to whine on - it will soon be time for a glass of sippin sauce and soft chair - cheers.
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    i'm on my way, dabbler! i'm having fits with the binding on a wall hanging, and i'm doing a blanket stitch by machine. grrrrr! normally this works well. so i'm frogging! and ready for a large scotch and soda, hold the soda! i'm already late sending it out due to crunchy stuff happening!
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    Wish I could help! I am patiently waiting for my new presser foot for my sewing machine to finish mine, hope it gets here soon. I am dog sitting tomorrow for a friend, they are two puppies that are being bottle fed so it will be like having twins but fuzzy. It will be fun, Jayla is VERY excited.

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    Thank you Ladies for All your input on the quilt selection. I choose the Tamale quilt for the little boy, to be made in green and another Hispanic friend is having a baby so I got the Tortillia quilt for her little girl, it will be done in pale aqua, medium pink and purple, pale app,e green and some kind of yellow. She described her nursery colors as Easter egg colors.

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    Dabbler and Nancia, wish I could be in two places at once and help you both. Are you having trouble joining them, or sewing them on? Anyhow, I am sending you both relaxing thoughts so you can get them done.
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    mine is finished and in the mail in the morning! now, to get started on the table runner, and after that, my secret decor project. i can do bits and pieces and then put it all together. hope she likes it!!
    thank you , sandy! the relaxing thoughts worked!
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    la cucha racha la cucha racha ya no puedo caminar... COME ON SING ALONG EVERYONE its time to rock and roll yes it is! 5 a.m. and I am feeling it big time. ok almost ready for a nap again but since I am up listening to the beautiful sound of rain on my roof I wanted to share a pic of a very pretty suprise that came in the mail to me from Susan in Idaho. It was truly a suprise and boy how lucky am I to have such kind people wearing to share their time with me. She gets a big online smooch if that is legal and we are not in a mall and its only on cheeks. (some couple that is same sex got kicked out of the malls here in Sacramento for holding hands and kissing on the check because of their being gay). so this is not one of those malls and I promise I wont hold your hand but thanks girl! I love it.

    to all of you who wrote welcome backs well wishes I thank you. Smiling again. I missed you guys something fierce. I like my home, my .. knowns?.. just put me back in my environment and i am one happy camper. today is sewing. I am so happy to sew and to dream of just what troubles my dear friend Nancia and I can get into. She is the instigator I know it.

    ok first here is a tablemat in a pretty pretty easter colored spring star pattern: Name:  susan in idaho.jpg
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    also to share with you are a couple table runners/mats from Jaba. We did a side swap in the tablerunner swap by anastasia and one was patriotic and the other was one where I sent her two fq's she made a runner for me and vice versa. These are my treats I received: Name:  jans tablerunners to me! 001.jpg
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    Ok off to dance my way into the kitchen and fill that mug of love. Nancia can you PM me your email per chance I have something to share with you that might make you smile. OH NO yes I do.
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    Elisabrat those are all gorgeous!!!! We are supposed to get rain on Saturday and snow on Sunday. I just hope it's enough snow to make some snow icecream!!! The puppies are here and the kids can't wait to get their hands on them, Jayla will just sit in there and watch them sleep, she is defiantly my child being a animal lover. Got to work on taxes today, YUCK, then maybe I can sew some this afternoon in between puppy feedings.

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    correction that pretty star centered pastel tablemat was from sandyz4 in idaho. I am a moron. sorry, please forgive me. argh I am such a bonehead.

    Sounds like ya all are chomping at the bit. Dustysmom how many have said they are done and how many are still working or unaccounted for at this moment?
    Linda
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    correction that pretty star centered pastel tablemat was from sandyz4 in idaho. I am a moron. sorry, please forgive me. argh I am such a bonehead. Sounds like ya all are chomping at the bit. Dustysmom how many have said they are done and how many are still working or unaccounted for at this moment?
    Linda, no problem with my name. I knew it was me. :-) I am just glad to have you back and glad you liked your little gift. If you can't use or don't need, feel free to pass on. . You were missed. I too, am curious as to how many are ready to mail even though we all have until the 22nd! I got mine all boxed up today but not wrapped. My partner is getting two packages because the one was such an odd size. oh-h! Excitement is building. :-)
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    those are stunning.
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    OK ladies! The 14 day countdown begins! So, how close is everyone?

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    Still waiting on my new walking foot. It won't take me long to complete once I get it!

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    I just got my FMQ foot too. I'm debating a tryout on Nancia's runner. Don't think it'll be a good match for the project for this swap. Dunno, maybe I'm wrong. We'll see.

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    Dustysmom try it out on a scrap first is my suggestion. put some batting inbetween two piecesof something you hate and give it a whirl. this way you wont be plucking out crud on something you worked hard on. just a thought.

    sandy love it. too many are you kidding me? I could have 12 more and not have enough. I am a total seasonal girl. I change for every single holiday/month. I like variety on my sideboard, coffee table, end tables dinner table bedroom dresser.. oodles of places for pretty tablerunners/mats. Greatest easy decoration change invented. Plus I hate hot coffee cups or plates directly on the furniture. instant white spots. get sick of ironing my table to get them out. got enough ironing with the quilt fabrics. my clothes are hopelessly wrinkled, not ironing clothes lol. priorities.

    I am done. finished. totally done. binding done. which by the way is mindless work... I just finished 3/4 of a big lap quilt yesterday while in clinic. will finish the rest at home so I can take another quilt and do it there also on tues. easy way to spend 3 hours if your stuck there anyways right? and they have huge flouresent lighting which makes seeing what I am doing oh so much easier. If I dont remember light bulbs soon I will be sewing by braile as so many are just popping lately. three in the last week. talk about MOOD lighting. sheesh ..

    oh happy days, today ya all should be one happy day. I wish the best for everyone and can't wait to see stuff posted. oh should I post mine since my pal doesnt know its me? I think the colors would give it away so.. nope. no can do.

    oh oh last love the fruit. darned I do not have matching plates. mine are pink. I think the last time I matched plates to mats was .. never. or ok probably 20 yrs ago when I matched everything. now I just enjoy what it is regardless of matching. When my sis got married she asked for a set of china from everyone but only that it have flowers on the rim. she has 12 sets of unmatched china and she loves it. says you can never go wrong if you start out different. I would have croaked to do that then. I dont own china. easy not to worry about it
    Linda
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    I can't decide if I want to sew or go to the movies tonight. Terrible conundrum! I have to decide fast though, because the movie we wanted to see starts in 25 minutes and we're 10 minutes from the theater, lol. Either way, I'll be sewing all day tomorrow. My son's car is back in the shop again. Rear break cylinders leaking. Took them 2 hours to get the parts and fix one side this after noon. They'll finish in the morning. Thank God for my employee discount! I think this $800 car has cost us way more than that in repairs in the last 2 years, and that's besides the wreck damage he did to it.

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    ok in order to keep with my reputation of random oddball..

    what do you sing in the shower? dont even pretend you dont. what is your favorite belt it out song? mine is sorta so outta character for me. can you guess? anyone?
    Linda
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    Oooooo singing in the shower. Some Ike & Tina Turner or CCR.

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    2 of my favorites are Don't rain on my parade, and Second-hand Rose. i love good healthy singin'. really feel the music and sing with conviction. and if you are a little uncertain of the words, use any you want. your shower, your song, your words! no song police in this shower i assure you. when dh and i shower together we don't sing. both of us like to sing but we have never found a key we can both sing in and it sounds ok. most of the time it's like a vaccuum, it, er, pulls it in, as it were, and so forth and so on. i'm usually pretty good at creating harmony, but not while singing with my sweetie, and we can't dance together either.
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    I sang competitively in high school, so I need something with a bigger voice to keep my vocal cords working. Yes, I sang solo too. So, I tend to sing songs with lots of range and changes in tempo, plus big notes with long holds. One of my favorite warm ups is the opening to the Evenescence song "Call Me When You're Sober" though. If I keep my vocal cords in shape, I can hit every note and the long hold at the end. I have a friend who is a piano and vocals teacher, who used to sing on Broadway 20 years ago. She sometimes gives me little things to work on also. My senior year of high school, I sang a song called"Lord, Send Me Anywhere" as my solo for state competition. I came in 4th. The girl who came in 3rd sang the same song, and was a former student of my teacher's. OMG is that song hard!
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    I usually turn on Pandora to my Christian Contempary station and sing to whatever is playing. I love Pandora, it can be free or you can subscribe for $3.99 a month, you can like or dislike songs, make your own stations based on your favorite artists.

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    drum roll... I sing Amazing Grace. I love to sing that in the shower. for years only shower song I sing. I pray no one is listening singing is not my best feature and would not win any contests at all but that is one place I can just sing and not worry. I sing all the time around the house and love to sing Italian songs and Spanish songs and well oldies like Dean Martin or Meryl Haggard but should I sing"? probably not. like ever. I am of the who cares attitude now .. age is marvelous. I can get away with so much more
    Linda
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