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

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    Hello everyone.. I left out a few things.. I am 62, soon to be 63. Grew up on a farm so I love all things ftly working on 3arm related. Was a widow for a while and then I met the most remarkable man on e-harmony and the rest is history. lol. I have 2 grown sons with families of their ow. I have 2 beautiful grandsons, ages 2 and 12 and a beautiful grand daughter age 11. The 2 year old calls me "mema" and he is the true love of my life. I have been sewing for 54 years and starting quilting in 1990. I am currently working on 3 bed quilts and a huge quilt made entirely of civil war repo fabrics. Cannot seem to get enough of these fabrics these days. I have never used Batik and dont really care for them.
    I also love 1930's fabrics. I ride a Harley and I am an avid gardener. I have a ginormous veggie garden and can and freeze. I also have many many flower gardens. I also love animals.. we currently have 2 cats that i rescued before i remarried. My faithful cocker died 2 years ago and i am ready for another dog.
    My husband turned the neglected and dirty pool house into an amazing studio for me. I will post pics sometime.

    I am really looking forward to this swap and getting to know everyone. well enough about me.. cannot wait to start!
    Have a blessed and fun day!

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    I've been thinking about what I might want to ask for on this swap, and I'm so torn! There's so many things I could use. I need potholders (thanks Elisabrat for reminding me!), I'd love an Auburn orange and blue bar runner, a graduation themed (could be orange and blue too!) table runner, a bright abstract wallhanging to go over our king size bed or in the colors of my placemats to go in the dining room, bags are always useful, I need a smaller toiletry bag (my boyfriend calls mine an aircraft carrier ), and I could go on and on!

    Elisabrat is right. We make all these pretty things for everyone else, but swaps are the only way we get them for ourselves. Then they're so special to us that we don't dare give them away!

    For those who don't already know me, I'm pretty simple actually. I'm a management accountant and the mother of a 20 year old, Dusty. My boyfriend is a professor and department chair at Auburn University. In the summer, we love to travel and boat, and in the fall we have season tickets for Auburn football (WAR EAGLE!) Now that the college football season is over, it's sew sew sew until it's lake time again. I also have a terrible addiction to Pioneer Trail on Facebook.

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    DustysMomma; i feel the same way. everything i make i love and it's always for someone else. So this is the perfect way for me to get something for myself!! I just wanted you to know that i JUST quit Pioneer trail the day after Christmas, after playing since the very beginning. I started when there were only 900 players. It has been hard for me to stay away but I am managing. have a great day!

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    wow my computer went nuts! lol. i meant to say all things farm related. sorry ladies.. i hate to type
    have agreat day

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    hello again. surely others will sign up! think we need to sing the song in other forums? uh did you hit the doll quilt people dusty? or the mug rugs?

    I love that your all introducing yourself. I am basically known as the brat around the forum. for some reason that is unexplainable to me I have a dry sense of humor that throws people right and left. Bugs me not at all so I just go with it. I am 51! have three grown babies now and one grandchild. Cats galore all rescue. Turkeys wild that I feed daily along with the coons squirrels gray fox and deer (those buggers come even though they are not welcome) and of course our skunks that live under the outter deck. other than that i feed my dh too. I am on dialysis so either you get me here energized and ready to go or wiped out. I also had a transplant last April so its been a tiring year. I know this year will be so much better. I am incredibly lucky to be here today. I never forget it.

    now onto fun things: How about a running sign up list? this might encourage others to join seeing there is lots of room?

    1. Elisabrat (tada I signed up first!!!!)
    2. dustysmom (assuming your playing)
    3. Elainelquilt
    4.. (dont really know who signed up just winging it kids)
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    I posted it in the mug rug swap and the table runner swap, and I've been talking about it in chat. Elisabrat, if you know people doing others that will let us post it there, by all means, pass it around all you can! I'm afraid I don't know the doll quilt people, and I'd hate to pop in unannounced and ask to post in their swap. So, everyone tell someone else! It's a bring a friend swap! I'm joking, it's not, but do bring your friends!

    Yes, I will be participating. I just haven't added myself to the list yet, lol. I want to be in the middle of the list somewhere, and I have to decide what room to ask for first. I've had "open" for rooms on the sign ups, but I fear leaving it too open and it keeping my partner from being able to decide what to make me. I'm an accountant, and leaving that many choices isn't in my nature, lol.

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    Eliasbrat.. know how you feel.. had a bi-lateral mastectomy recently and treatment. now i am undergoing reconstruction. So I also know that this year will be better!! We need to get more people for this swap! I am so excited to be doing this and meeting all of you!!

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    I'll play... I'll send the PM to sign up later today.

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    whoo whoo! another member of the swapperoos! Hi Traci!! Sock monkeys? have you seen the sock bunnies for easter? they are made with like pastel socks and the ears cracked me up. donkeys and owls.. have you been watching like some kid movies and getting things mixed up there? swap junkies are fat free. no health issues ever arose from being a swap junkie. I love the suprise coming in the mail. I also get some goofy thrill out of the quick turn around rewards. You my dear are not alone

    I think you should do livingroom dustysmom or your kitchen. Go for kitchen stretch your senders thinking box. go wild! pick only like leopard prints with plaids .. now that would challenge me. only cause i dont have any leopard print fabric. not a single animal skin print. and they are SO popular and in this year.
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    Tracibug, we'd be happy to have you! I'll be watching out for your info & welcome!

    Elisabrat, I really don't have anywhere in my living room to put much home decor, unless it's a throw blanket. I live with a minimalist who picked out and decorated this house with the expectation that he was going to be a bachelor. Not to mention, our house is not very well thought out, so we don't have much storage. I have a whole storage unit full of girly stuff though, china, crystal, curio cabinet full of Precious Moments, wall full of family photos, wreaths & other things to hang up on the wall. The only thing that's hung up in our house, since moving in July 2006, is a big mirror by the front door. I did 2 paintings I want to put in the dining room of Italian villa doors (we had a cool place here called Sips N Strokes for a while where you could go & they would walk you through painting the picture of the night). I think they'll still fit in with what we have going on with the new placemats in there, but I just haven't hung them yet. I have another painting I did of a vase that I could hang somewhere if I could ever decide where.

    As for the kitchen, well who ever has enough potholders? I could also use placemats for the kitchen table, or a runner for our bar. I'm not into animal prints though.

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    I signed up, and very excited about coming up with something. I was a nurse, now a stay at home mom to my 2 year old Beau, 3 year old Jayla, almost 7 year old Marin on school breaks (she lives in VA with her mom), and ohr two English mastiffs; Jed and Mac. My house is eclectic mess! I have pigs in my kitchen, I went to the University of Arkansas so I'm kinda fond of them and a big fan of the University of Alabama. ROLL TIDE! I also like chickens because I used to have some, hopefully I will get more after we move. I would have to say my favorite color is green, any shade, but emerald green is my favorite (Green is also my maiden name). We are moving into a travel trailer at the end of this year for about two years as our house gets built, that will be a adventure. I'm new to quilting but I have been sewing for years! Looking forward to see what I can decide on because I have so many ideas!!!!

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    OK so sign me up too! Elisabrat should be posting info on the DQ swap thread soon so maybe a few will join in too!
    I'll send pm shortly!

    sikesjj - I would think you are a Razorback fan with your avitar! We are a household of Gator fans! GO GATORS! and then second place goes to Bama! Thrilled they won the BCS!

    Elisabrat - thanks for sharing this swap.... should be fun...

    Gotta think what I would like and for where... hmmmm
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    Welcome ladies! Bring a friend & let's have some fun! There's over 90 people signed up for the mug rug swap, and we're currently at 6, not counting me. I'm not sure I'd know what to do with a group THAT big, but it's going to be fun to see all the creativity when the pics start going up!

    I've had someone join who has a need for their item to come from a non-smoking home due to health issues, so I'm going to add a question for smoking/pet free home to the signups (since I didn't think about that when I did the original list). I'll PM everyone who is already signed up for this info so I can add it to my spreadsheet as well.

    I started my new job today. Everything went well, but I'm a firm believer that there's only so much you can squeeze into a brain in one day before it gets tired, and it's a tired day. A little rest, then I have to get on my sewing so I can finish 2 of the projects by next Wednesday for their trip to Denmark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustysMomma View Post
    Wanda, placemats are something I have seen a lot of people mention they need on this site. Here's photos of some I made my boyfriend's mom for Christmas.

    Here's the front:
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    Here's the back for the 2 to go on her bar:
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    Here's the back for the 6 to go on her dining table:
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    Nice job! I really like the colors!
    K
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    Thank you Kiffie! I love those colors together too! The placemats were supposed to be a surprise, until the intended recipient mentioned wanting a teapot cozy and my boyfriend says "Well maybe she can make you one to match the placemats she made you." So I whipped one up in the last couple days before we left to visit them. Now I'm making a matching wrap for the teapot handle, because with the cover on it, it gets too hot to pick up when you want a refill. She'll want potholders to match or something like that next, I'm sure. Thankfully it's a stock fabric at Joanne and I have extra.

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    Ok, ok, ok you twisted my arm.............i've joined your group. Can't wait to get started.
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    Hello - Signed up for this. I think it could be fun. Really looking forward to it. Thanks for hosting. I am currently working on mug rugs.
    Margaret

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    Welcome Robinlee & Atpegsquiltstudio! I got you both on the list and now we are 10.

    I have a mug rug to work on too! I got my partner for that swap today. It's going to have to wait until next weekend though.

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    Well, gee whiz...I know I can make something if I have all of Feb. to work on it. Sign me up, too. I like anything with cats, kittens, flowers or bright colors. I learn so much on this site so perhaps this is a way to pay back a little.
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    I love knowing you did a good job and someone appreciates it. Quilters really know how long it takes to make something and I find are so gracious and wonderful when they receive an item. This is the grand kuddo I get. Gettng something from someone who took time out of their busy day for you.. how incredibly great is that?

    Sign up people this is truly fun. Oodles of time to work on your item(s) and lovely chatter with others. Ok, we need someone to do a happy dance I sure hope Yosemitesa can come on over and dance for us. she was a cheerleader and is grand at standing on a desk and doing a jig when needed. If she cant anyone here good at desk dancing? I will sing! oh crud they are running wait wait! we have a good singer here honest! (fingers behind back) .. signup and I will find one just mention your here for the song. deal?
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    OK OK I just remembered I have this flying pig fabric its probably 10 yrs or more past old VIP so cute wouldnt that make a lovely lovely pot holder set? or cute breakfast mats! then of course there is this wonderful rust/black fabric that has chickens going left and right on it very cute. Oh well there IS that red and white polka dot super cute for.. or maybe that St Patricks day fabric that might work or oh oh tons of Easter fabric dont you need an easter tablerunner or mats? bunnies? eggs? tulips! lots of tulips.. come on surely you NEED tulips.. red bold red ones on black! or pretty purple, peach and pink tulips with true green leaves.. let me back in that bin and when I come up for air you might have signed up wishing for one of those beauties
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    okey dokey, i'm in! let's see..... my colors are kind of different, but if you think irises and pansies, then not so much. pollen yellow, chocolate raspberry and touches of lime green. and to add a little spice, i have a zebra chair and a leopard chair. my kitchen is a soft tuscan orange. family room is cappucino. bedroom--deep moss green, bathroom silvery gray and soft green. i'm so open it's ridiculous! there are wild animal mugs in the kitchen because dh got tired of roosters. i do have a 2' tall flamingo nightlite in my family room, and a frog butler end table. yeh, i know, not your average color scheme, but it works for us! i'm down to 2 dogs and 2 cats, and when i say 'down to' it's meaning really cut back the number of animals. dog beds would be fun--cocker spaniel size, altho' they are fond of dragging blankets to the floor to make a nest. each cat weighs 10lbs. but they are big snugglers and like to sleep with me. i say me because they all pile onto my side of the bed. dh sleeps fine, and i can hardly move! i feel so loved!
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    Elisabrat, I sing, but no dancing for me please! I wiggle my butt and my guys say "whoa now, don't hurt anything!" (It's a joke!) I sang competitively in high school, and for both my son and myself, I can honestly say that music is like oxygen, we'd both die without it. For me, the music I choose in the moment is an expression of my mood, and how I sing along (which I almost can't help doing if I know the song) is an expression of my soul. My son plays drums and guitar, and my boyfriend plays drums (there's an electronic drum kit at the foot of our king size bed...romantic, huh?)

    One of my projects in waiting is a tote bag for a friend who is a music teacher. She's a sweet lady I used to work with (we were the red head twins) who teaches vocals and piano for a living, and used to sing and act on Broadway. I think another of my musical friends needs a case for the Kindle Fire he uses for teaching guitar lessons. Maybe I'll make it like the guitar mug rug in my photos, since he's also my son's teacher. So many projects I want to do!

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    Ok thank you nancia I knew offering to sing and dance would bring them in. Ok Dustysmom is singing a song that hits her at the moment when you sign up. I will do my happy dance and well Henry my large orange cat will do his Neener Dance for you on my coffee table.. like the dance the cat does on keyboard cat videos.. for you can you imagine that?? wow all for signing up!
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    This is fun and obviously by nancias choice of many decors it will be SO easy to please her should you pull her name! and me.. super easy and so many other super easy and its fun. like a secret pal box without all that extra stuff you have to run out for. A secret.. present. yeah a secret present is what this is about. Who doesnt like presents?? ok I like presents. Hand up pick me pick me!!
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    Okay read all the stuff and sent my info, so I hope you don't mind if I join you. What's 1 more swap to do right? Can only hope I know how to make what you want or I'll have to "wing" it and pray. Not going to bore you with my colors or rooms but did a lengthy explanation on the info sheet, so whoever gets my name will have a couple or more choices , think I made it pretty easy. Will say it's kitchen or laundry room, green and black or gray or purple and chocolate. A little clue

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