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    All done, and got an okay to send at my own risk. That's the "new rules" for swaps. Understand that so secret partner it will be in the mail and headed your way tomorrow. I know it's early but it might as well be at your house rather than mine and I won't forget to mail it. I'm sure someone out there has a wonderful idea and is sewing away on mine so it will come soon I'm sure. I look forward to receiving it. Sure hope "miss secret" likes this one when she gets it, I had fun making it for her.

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    Nancia, we're actually looking for a title clerk right now, lol. Every now & then they will let a non-car business person in. I didn't realize it was such a big deal until I went to work where I'm at the first time. I'd had a job handed to me working as office manager for a motorcycle dealership about 9 yrs ago. When I applied to this company, the controller called me and was ecstatic. I told her I did the office work, not titles or ordering and she said it didn't matter, that I knew the basics and I was the only one who applied who did, so she hired me as a billing clerk. A year later I was office manager, but then the auto industry tanked and I was let go. Fast forward 4-1/2 yrs & here I am back again, but this time I have a bachelor's degree I didn't have before.

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    I second a pain free evening everyone. That is not too much to ask. A fantasy perhaps for some but oh what a good one. I am just tired. I had a good quilting day and I am happy with what i produced. Finished a runner top. Finished a block. Finished another block. That is enough to poop me out. I am not super fast so about double an average days work. and I cooked did dishes and laundry. Not bad. now sitting back cat curled up all over me in my face kinda curled up. i think my chest is a special place.. for cats. big old x marks the spot they all gravitate to it heck I am a fur face at the moment keep moving him to type. argh.. cats!

    YOU DONT LIKE LICORICE OR CARMEL? omg. my two of three top favorites. especially black I go on licorice runs like try the newest most different. Last was a little bag from Australia not much in it 7.95 a bag ..good but not the greatest. I like the hard licorice taste not the milder version. open to new labels if anyone has a favorite nd never tasted salted licorice but think its not so good. I tried a chocolate covered carmel with sea salt on top. I did not like that at all. my daughter made salted carmel for christmas. now that i liked think the chocolate through me. dont get who the heck invented it and why its all the craze. Give me good old fashioned candy any day. oh oh anyone check out the vermont country store web site? they carry all the candies we ate a kid. their cataloge is such a draw back to the yesterdays.. oh my god the prices however are not the 5c candies the pharmacy used to sell.
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    I don't like licorice at all. Caramel, I like in things, but I can take it or leave it by itself. I love a salted caramel frappaccino from Starbucks though! I asked my boyfriend to bring some things back with him from Denmark, so it's possible that there may be some lucky ladies getting Danish candy soon! I found a can of the old hard candies we got for Christmas when we were getting candy for my boyfriend's office, so I've been slowly nibbling on it. Maybe I should share some if it too though.

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    I find black licorice salt fish at Ikea - every once in a while I get a bag, the flavor is a little different and not many care for it but I do. Hard carmels stick to my teeth so I eat those with caution. Not real big on just plain chocolate but love chocolate covered coffee beans (my favorite) and we like old fashioned cherry sour balls - they have a jelly bean texture and are round. My latest gotta have candy is yogurt covered pretzles and my go to snack is salted in the shell peanuts - guess this picture explains it all - LOL

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    i love your avatar, oh nutty one! slide over on the couch and make room, cashew (gesundheit!). i love black licorice. my mom and i would get into physical fights trying to prise licorice whips, or bears, or babies out of the other's hands! best move ever was to texas, where my mom didn't live, and i got to eat all the black licorice i wanted. i may have let the first child try it, but i told the other 2 it was really nasty stuff made from bad parts of animals and left to rot until it turned black, and then they twisted it, cut it and put it into bags for devil worshippers to use in satanic rites. ok, i didn't tell them all that at first, i built on it through the years. caramel is my second favorite. yes, i even like the salted ones, but i prefer, get this, nose in the air, i prefer godiva milk chocolate covered caramels. oh, yum!! i worked at godiva and got to bring home the stuff that fell that we weren't allowed to sell. in 5th grade my daughter knew godiva very well, and i prayed she would meet a rich man to keep her in belgian godiva chocolate. smart kid, she listened to her dear old mom! big smile! i like chewy candy, the stuff that pulls fillings out. my dentist is named nancy, too. but hers is with a y (don't know y, i never ask! LOL)
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    You ladies keep talking about caramel, and chocolate covered caramel. Well, my boyfriend is bringing home a big box of Danish chocolate covered caramels tomorrow. He's also bringing home chocolate covered marzipan bits they call (literal translation) marzipan bread. OMG, that's gotta be my favorite that we bring home! My favorite candy of all is Reese's shapes (eggs are my favorite!) Cups are awesome, but the peanut butter to chocolate ratio is better on the shapes. It's ironic that my favorite candy is peanut butter, and my boyfriend thinks that peanut butter is the spawn of Satan, lol. Just leaves more for me!

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    Well, I love caramel!!! YUM..

    Ok, I am working on my partners swap, so better get off the pc and get to working on it again.
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    DustysMomma... are we supposed to post a pic here when finished? I know we are to email you one. How do I send you a pic in a PM?
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    ok see what a monster I started? Nancia you made me laugh big time. I wish I had been that quick with reasons they shouldnt eat it. darn it. Ok I say there is a party at Dustysmom's house. When did you say he is returning? Marzipan? I grew up on marzipan plain chocolate covered in bread stollen cookies.. oh yeah. My mom was big on marzipan and poppy seeds. We didnt eat like the other kids. so I say party at your house, everyone byoc and its going to be one heck of a great sugar fest!

    Have you started your project? I admit it I have not. i have one item for sure in mind and will try something i have never done for the other one. so its hit or miss on that. we will see sorta thing I know some of you are probably already done. since its secret you can post what you made right and no one will know who is going to get it...just keep those clues tough.
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    I looked and tried to track it, to new in the system I guess, but it is on it's way. Lets see it's headed east and zip totals 22. There's a little clue.

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    Sewnsewer2, no need to send me a photo unless you want to. Just have to let me know you're ready. It's up to you if you'd like to post a pic here.

    Elisabrat, he gets home tomorrow. He's in Amsterdam right now. Flight to Atlanta leaves in a few hours. I'm not sure you want to party at my house this week. Between busyness and threatening to let my son sleep under a bridge if he doesn't find a job in a hurry, it's been a long week. But, you can BYOC at my house anytime, as long as you bring wine too!

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    Ok, I'll keep it a surprise.
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    Ah heck good at the bridge threats myself. done it even. yikes. tough love.

    JABA my zip equals 22 is it for me? did you send it on a state tour east before it rounds the corner and comes home to me?? pretty please???? I knew it I knew it!!!! yippppeeee! doing the happy dance once again.. da da da da daaaaa da dada da da... oh yeah its mine, its mine..

    going to sew before 8 today. I know I am. crossing fingers I am.. maybe.. ok .. its a goal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    JABA my zip equals 22 is it for me? did you send it on a state tour east before it rounds the corner and comes home to me?? pretty please???? I knew it I knew it!!!! yippppeeee! doing the happy dance once again.. da da da da daaaaa da dada da da... oh yeah its mine, its mine..

    Hold on there missy - this is me - last time I checked the map 3 degrees off normal was east of jaba and my zip is 22.
    It's coming home - my home - happy dance for me....oooh la la oooh la la
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    Someone will know for sure very soon. Haven't gotten any clue for mine yet

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    ohhhhhhh...................I just got home from a trip to Bismarck. I got fabric for placements, table runner and etc... for my secret swapper. Shrinking fabric now. Can't wait to get started.....uhhhhhh lalalal....

    Now for the teaser............there is some fruit, vine and flowers, off white background, a little red, some pretty blue. Who could this belong to???
    "We can never have too much fabric" and "May the Fabric Fairy always keep your stash filled".

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    Ooh, Robinlee's hint would actually go with the paintings I plan to hang in our dining room. They're 2 Italian chateau doors that I painted. One is red and the other is blue. Hmm, one of these days I should put pictures of them somewhere besides Facebook, lol.

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    Teaser #2. Alittle extra

    I have a surprise that will go in pkg when I send it to my swapper. I wonder if "swapper" will know if this is included in their secret home deco package?????
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    jaba- i'm east and 22!! IT COULD BE COMING TO ME!! that would be so funny and wonderful!!
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    Seems like the last couple of months we've been partners alot nancia, you'll have to wait and see. I think someone should know tomorrow.

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    (Note to self. Don't pair up Jaba and Nancia, lol.) Hey! Variety is the spice of life, right? Hey! I'm a 22 zip too, aren't I? Maybe it's mine? Nah. Sorry, I peeked at the list, and no, I'm not telling!

    Robinlee, what a cute towel!

    Tomorrow marks 6 weeks to the shipping deadline! How's everyone coming along?

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    I am coming along nicely. since I havent started I have encountered zero seam ripping experiences. so its win for me! I will donate part of Sunday to it this week. Last week I had another project ahead but now I have Sunday half a day should get me halfway there. I know what I am making even, fabric and design.

    I didnt sew today it was a well tired day. Tomorrow is another day and sewing is on the horizon. We will hope it goes well What did you sew today?
    ps just trying some frozen grapes. they said they would help quench thirst. ok not sure about that but they are good. if you have sensative teeth skip the frozen grapes. yeow.
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    No sewing for me the last few days. I'm still doing tax work. A few more days and I hope to be done. Year end is not the best time for a software conversion, especially when you have so much unentered data! Gee thanks to Peachtree/Sage for this one!

    To make matters worse, he downgraded to a lower version, so it wouldn't just import the company file. Thankfully there's a long, drawn out conversion process, if I can ever get it to accept the employee file. Headed back to work on that now!

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    Linda try frozen cherries, they are really good. Honest, even better dripped in chocolate if you want. You're not suppose to peek when you're pulling out those names for pair, thought it was the luck of the draw?!? LOL
    Don't talk about those taxes, I keep putting it off, hate getting all the stuff ready.

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