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

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    when will you post our partner? I am sooo! filled with ideas.. ready to get started!

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    Checking in and looking to see who my partner is and wondering what creative thing they are looking for.
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    Dabbler, I'll email everyone after work this afternoon....in about 5 hrs.

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    I can wait - have a gazillion other things to do first; this will be a fun swap - let the creativity begin.
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    OK, keep an eye on your mailbox.....the notifications will now begin!

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    Yipee! I cannot wait! Thank you dustysmomma!

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    Got my partner! Hope she knows or has an idea of what she may want! I need direction! or I get lost! lol
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    OK!! I HAVE MY PARTNER! Now to figure out what she wants... hmmmmmmmm

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    Got it! And she has the colors I love to work with. This is will be so fun, I have in my head what I want to make....now just put it to fabric. Going to start tomorrow.

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    OK, everyone should have their partners now. If you didn't get one, please let me know as soon as possible. Now get sewing!

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    Oh yeah, I almost forgot.....

    A couple people offered to send room photos if it would help. I have to clean up my room first!

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    Ok, before I mess up like in the mug rug swap (where we were meant to remain a secret from our swap partner). Am I allowed to contact my swap person to chat, gather more ideas etc or is this swap also a secret?

    And Elisabrat the SAHM means "stay at home mother" though I spend more time visiting thrift stores than being the perfect house wife at home lol!

    Now to put my thinking hat on and create something pretty for my partner....... happy sewing everyone)
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    Kiwi, it's meant to be secret this time. I think I'll do it non-secret next time with the new rules we have though.

    So, to help everyone get some ideas for their partners, I pose a question to everyone:

    Other than quilting in general, what is your hobby? Do you collect something? Is there something you're utterly fascinated with (butterflies, trains, music)? If someone from here came to visit, what in your home would you want to share with them first that you'd like more of in your home?


    This will hopefully spurn a little discussion and give some more ideas!

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    i am an avid gardener and i love flowers. i grew up on a farm and i loved it, especially the animals; chickens and cows were my favs. I love cats and dogs and i rescue them when i can.
    I love old barns and i go to flea markets often. I am big into civil war things and old clothes. anything will be fine.. i use placemats, and table runners all the time. i have no preference as long as the item is not contemporary in design. I am a great fan of westerns. Have fun with whatever you decide! and thank you so much!

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    Have my partner's name and a few suggestions of what they wish for.

    Just went back to my sign up information and reviewed what I posted - partner you shouldn't have any problems figuring out what to make - I put description for each room but wish for you to decide what you would like to make - we are happy and appreciate all handmade items.

    We like to garden - both flowers and veggies; fabric budget goes south in the springtime when it's time to buy plants - they get priority. I like to read - Lucas Davenport is my favorite detective; I just finished reading a book about the orphan school in Owatonna MN - interesting and good read. I like to cook and bake, spend time with my friends, go junking (thrift shopping); I'm usually up for new adventures - try and give 100% and if you don't like it don't repeat.
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    i love animals and i have strong opinions about preserving wild animals and rescuing domestic ones, with spaying and neutering a must! i love contemporary, love 50's, love exotic animals, and i nearly forgot, i love dragonflies and flamingos. i adore my children and especially love my dgd, olivia, 17 mos. old and adorable! in the past i have collected teapots but my husband has convinced me it is time to start giving them away. be forewarned my partner, there may well be a teapot heading your way!! lololol
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    oh I hope I have you Nancia I need a tea pot! um if you came into my house you would see photographs of vintage western gear, art my children painted in elementary school framed and hung proudly. You would see my pink 50's stuff in the kitchen and the handmade tablerunners. I would probably show you my sewing room with the doll quilts on the walls and the newest projects. My watercolors my dh and I paint, charcoals, hung with tape all over the wall. I always and I mean always have seasonal/holiday decorations up. For every holiday. I love the happy spot it takes me to.

    And my partner is a non poster again. So other than the room and one color I am winging it. I love the suggestion of posting more about you. Who doesnt want to get to know their partner more? I love the idea of next round having partners not secret partners. I find the emails back and forth are truly a nice way to make another quilting friend. Plus silly thing is its so much easier to make something for someone that you can chat with and feel out what they like.

    Mine is getting trashbag liners. KIDDING. dont have a clue but I do know.. what color it will be.. the style posted earlier is a great thing to tell your partner. saying I dont like modern helps a whole bunch. or I only like modern. if you only like modern then maybe a soft ruffled pink and cream thing isnt your thing. I personally shy away from modern if possible. old fashioned girl here with old fashioned style. lol if you could say I have style. I am one ecclectic mess
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    About me:

    This is what I had sent with my sign-up.
    Your décor colors and/or theme: Black leather furniture with red accents, think bachelor pad-like. Black cube bookshelf, big screen tv. Needs something pretty, red and black.

    If red/black aren't fun for my partner... I also love primitive stuff. Homespun, owls, pumpkins, crows and such and am totally open to something different in my husbands 'spot'!!

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    I not having any trouble about colors or the room she gave alot of info. Now the only decision is should I do the kitchen things or a runner, and if I do a runner, should I just make an oblong runner or should I make one of my spirals??? What should I do,hmmmmm

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    I know you're talking about me... so the spiral would be amazing.

    Dear Lord... I hope I wasn't so bossy she makes it out of scraps with pickles and cows or some such.

    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    I not having any trouble about colors or the room she gave alot of info. Now the only decision is should I do the kitchen things or a runner, and if I do a runner, should I just make an oblong runner or should I make one of my spirals??? What should I do,hmmmmm

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    jaba jan you can make me one of those wonderful spiral runners - it would be perfect for our dining room table and if the length is just right it might make it to the coffee table in the livingroom.

    Hey hey brat - the phrase "old fashioned" doesn't seem to agree with your spunky personality - it makes you sound like the elders and you're far from that - maybe a little more traditional with your style. I would love to see your charcoals and painted pics that you and your hubby make; I appreciate that style of art and I'm sure the rest of the swap gang would like to see them as well.

    My partner hinted at color and theme in their signup information - just need to decide what to make.
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    oooo! I hope that you have me... me.me.me. i LOVE your spirals!

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    Well now, I know it's not fair that I know who my partner is, so I'll just post a little more about me to maybe help them out. Hopefully this won't be the same as what I posted before, lol.

    Our house consists of my boyfriend, my 20 year old son Dusty, and myself. Between the three of us, we're a musical bunch. My boyfriend plays drums, Dusty plays drums and guitar, and although I haven't in years, I used to sing competitively and in church (yes, even solos) in high school. I think it's safe to say that for all three of us, music is a huge part of our lives. It's hard to walk into our house and not hear music playing somewhere at all times.

    In the fall, my boyfriend and I are big Auburn University football fans. (Unfortunately, Dusty is an Alabama fan...I blame his father, lol.) We have season tickets and go to almost every home game. There's orange and blue sprinkled here and there all over our house, among lots of dark wood, chrome, and black leather. I'm slowly bringing in more bright colors though. In the summer, we try to go to the lake as much as possible. We have a bright red Yamaha 212 SS jet boat that we use to zip around Lake Martin, then I get on my float and my boyfriend ties a rope from a cleat on the boat to my ankle and I take a nap in the sun. (Stop laughing Elisabrat! I can hear you form here, lol!)

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    oh dear orange and blue like together dustysmom? lol ..how colorful is right. how about musical notes for you? WAIT a minute that bugger b..t ties a rope to your ankle. I would tell him he has to sleep eventually. smile and close my eyes. that would be the last time he tied a boat to my ankle. napping in the sun sounds grand though.

    Tracibug you have a mancave like decorated like a man cave and its your room? you definetely need a bit of whimsy in there. hey my chicken fabric is black and rust/red with well hints of yellow in their beaks. polka dotted chickens. which would beat a mix of cows and pickles. I think that would not be good.

    Kiwi you should be a breeze to work with you love all sorts of stuff! Darn you guys. this is so unfair. All of you who post here make life so much easier for the rest of us. I think oh heck I could use this for this one, oh wouldnt that fabric from be perfect for.. and I am stuck wondering .. what to use for my partner. to bad you cant say when people sign up its nice if you post every so often get to know the group and they can get to know you. silly concept.
    wait there was someone here SANDY you have a christmas wall hanging oh that fits nicely in the livingroom or family room abeit not immediately but surely it works.
    I have this stack of about hand sized pieces bright red and white polka dots. the stack is about five inches high. what would you do with all that stuff if it was yours? also a smaller stack about 2 inches high of a muted moss green with white polka dots dime size dots I might add. these are cut outs from designer childrens clothing the neck piece. its a lot of polka dots and I love dots but I am stumped. I figure I can toss about 1 inch of the dots into my christmas quilt. the rest....I can get up to I think 4" squares out of each one or 2.5 x 4.5 out of it ..Sandy any ideas....
    Linda
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    pickles and cows, hmmm, probably could find some pickles but don't want cows here. Not in the sewing room just in the freezer. Made up my mind and started cutting and sewing away. Today, quilt it . Maybe yes maybe not, the decisions are the worst. I think my brain works to hard sometimes. It's hard on an old lady you know? Oh and I like those purple tulips.

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