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    I couldn't luck of the draw as much with this small group and lots of allergies. So I did the luck of the draw a little differently, but equally random, with the help of Excel.

    I'm a management accountant, so this is my tax season... before the "real" one gets wound up. I'm done sometime in February though, where CPA's have months left. When in Feb always depends on my regular job and how far behind my side job is. This year it's way behind because of my side job's owner and a software conversion in December that wasn't completed & I'm having to handle right when I'm supposed to be closing the year. Blah! He owes me money, and hasn't been the most dependable, so I'm not sweating it too much. I'm going to get my sewing done on time no matter what!

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    i will be starting this project very soon! just have a doll quilt and quilting a coyote quilt ahead of it. neither should take very long. i am only doing a couple of things in february so i can catch up on my home stuff. i enjoy the swaps on the board so much that i push everything else aside. last night , well, an hour ago, lol, i finished my mug rug for that swap. i'm really pleased with it and i hope my recipient likes it. she said nothing so all i know is she won't be allergic, lol. it will be just my/her luck if she is terrified of cats.
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    A sneak peek here. This is one of the things I made for my swap partner. Hummm... is it for you???? You'll just have to wait and see.
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    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    How cute!

    Aw dangit! Work time! I'm gonna be late!!!!

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    ok that is lovely and you just scared me.. are we sending like a whole set of something or a secret pal like package/ i sure dont want my partner to feel under loved? you said here is ONE. ok everyone fess up what are we sending?

    I am making a tablerunner. should I be making some other things to go with it? better realot my time if that is the case. I miss things often so don't mind me if I sound lost. I think I live there.. yup you thought I lived in CA but in in that state they call Lost.

    wish I had bought some coffee fabrics love the mugs and whip cream on top of them.
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    Quick reply from my cell phone, if it goes through, lol.

    I have a living room person. My plan is for a throw, with matching pillow covers if I have enough leftover fabric. I just can't decide on a design yet.

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    Hope my partner isn't dissappointed, or I better start sewing some more stuff. I just sent the item she asked for. I'm an idiot, didn't even think about sending candy or anything. What was I thinking??? apparently wasn't. Sorry, promise next time I will be better.....

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    I'm not a huge fan of candy jaba so that's okay - you're excused; can't wait for my package to arrive. Yesterday when I got home for lunch the mailman had already gone by and there was a package for me.....YAHOO JACKPOT... I was doing the bratty happy dance singing an ooh la la song and then looked at the return addresses .... darn it - it was something I had ordered from Quilt in a Day. I ironed 24 fat quarters before coming to work this morning - Marmalade is such a pretty fabric line - it's a venture out of my normal color wheel house - happy colors.
    Be good to yourself - do one thing each day that makes you smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2 View Post
    A sneak peek here. This is one of the things I made for my swap partner. Hummm... is it for you???? You'll just have to wait and see.
    Love the coffee theme!!!
    Be good to yourself - do one thing each day that makes you smile.

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    i'm just saying-- if jaba is my secret person and sending me stuff, she can make all sorts of stuff to go with my mug rugs!! that would be soooo cool ! or she could choose one of the other rooms in my house, it's all good!! and she could match more blocks for my boom quilt, and , and, well, we just have fun together. i can put a sign up to read, " the decorated parts of this home have been done by Jaba". i can put it in my front garden for all to see!! big grin!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    You 2 seem pretty confident it is coming to you. You may be surprised

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    we're just funnin' but we wouldn't be disappointed, either one of us, because you make a wonderful swap partner! so, carry on, jaba, and do what you must for whomever! just sayin, it would be ok with us if it was one of us, especially me, because i'm already very good at receiving things from you. that's all. just sayin.........
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Hi,
    while I was doing the dish towel, I was cutting my cute fabrics for the tablerunner/placemats/mug rug/wall hanging (I wonder which one it truly is???) for a kitchen/dining/breakfast nook/wall (???).

    I am really enjoying my time being un-employed........course I still have to do my 4 job contacts a week, but I got the done on Tuesday this week......so the rest of this past week has been mine, with a little "direction" from hubby.

    I also cut out a "Professional tote" for my mom. It will be my 4th that I've done.

    And to top it off.................I am nearly caught up on my favorite soap. I DVR it, but I was like 30+ days behind.....I know, I know.....I could just watch today show and be all caught up. I have watched this show since I was 19 and pregnant with my oldest daughter and she just turned 31 in Dec. So in soap opera time, my daughter is 31, does that make Victoria Neuman nearly 32???

    ok, I have one last question.....we have a 7-8 month old puppy (course right now he is about full grown I think), border collie and blue heeler mix and looks like Lassie. Very social dogs, I know and this one loves attention. He is only allowed in dining/kitchen area in the evenings. Not allowed in the rest of the house and is afraid to go downstairs, so I have no worries about my "Henhouse"(sewing/quilting room). Anyway, we have gone through 4-5+ dog beds. He chews them to pieces! we have tried the heaviest materials you can find. The last one was a heavy duty upholstry fabric(this one is in his enclosed area with doggie hatch of shop)and his latest shredding. Well he tore up the nice cushion one in his kennel in which he is only in during night a couple weeks ago, so I took hubbies old jeans and made a new one, with a inside unit made like a pillow insert for easy cleaning (so far so good - it has been a week). I need some HELP!!!!! How do we train him not to do this ????? I've had several dogs, and only one that dragged his blanket all over the place, but this one shredds them to pieces. I have even used old store bought comforters, that I have cut up and just fixed to be like a pet bed. If there is labels on, that he where he starts at, so we have removed them after second purchased one was torn first in that area and that made the back fenced in yard looked like we had a snowball fight in it last September. Stuffing everywhere. Nearly ready to give him a way.
    The best part of this......my hubby keeps his garage semi-picked up, course I have had to warn him more then once about any hanging cords to his electric plug-in tools and other stuff. I can only imagine what Shelby would do to them. And it wouldn't be a good turnout in the end.

    Where I better get to work......I have some Secret Home Deco stuff to work on.
    Last edited by Robinlee; 02-01-2013 at 08:49 AM.
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    shelby sounds like he has some separation anxiety. if you p.m. me your address i will gladly send you this babble ball that is supposed to keep dogs occupied for hours/days/weeks/ the rest of his life!! anyway, no one told my ladies that they are dogs (say WHAT???) so they just look at it with disdain. i know they would love for your puppy to have it, and it's very durable. trust me it's like brand new. it's yours for free if you give me your address.
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    Sent PM, thanks so very much

    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    shelby sounds like he has some separation anxiety. if you p.m. me your address i will gladly send you this babble ball that is supposed to keep dogs occupied for hours/days/weeks/ the rest of his life!! anyway, no one told my ladies that they are dogs (say WHAT???) so they just look at it with disdain. i know they would love for your puppy to have it, and it's very durable. trust me it's like brand new. it's yours for free if you give me your address.
    "We can never have too much fabric" and "May the Fabric Fairy always keep your stash filled".

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    everything is cut out and ready to go! Monday is the day of execution! This is sooo! much fun! My zip total is 14~

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    Teaser#3. Ohhhhhhhh....lalala

    Teaser#3.......the start of something Bloomin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    ok that is lovely and you just scared me.. are we sending like a whole set of something or a secret pal like package/ i sure dont want my partner to feel under loved? you said here is ONE. ok everyone fess up what are we sending?

    I am making a tablerunner. should I be making some other things to go with it? better realot my time if that is the case. I miss things often so don't mind me if I sound lost. I think I live there.. yup you thought I lived in CA but in in that state they call Lost.

    wish I had bought some coffee fabrics love the mugs and whip cream on top of them.
    Thanks everyone.
    I'm usually an 'over do-er' I made something else, but if I show it she will definately know it is for her, so won't show it right now.
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinlee View Post
    Teaser#3.......the start of something Bloomin'
    Cute, what's it gonna be?
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    Robinlee, what pretty colors! How about a room hint?

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    Lets see.......maybe the kitchen, course it could be a adjoining dining room or possible if someone had a breakfast nook. Hmmmmmmm, which is it??????
    Quote Originally Posted by DustysMomma View Post
    Robinlee, what pretty colors! How about a room hint?
    "We can never have too much fabric" and "May the Fabric Fairy always keep your stash filled".

    Robinlee

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    i got a fun room with my favorite color(s)! na na na nah na na nah!!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    ok so we know its not a toilet cover. that sure narrowed it down. I say tablerunner. course wont know til its all fluffed up and ready to go. I made this side swap adorable mug rug today. I have to bind it but it came out if I say so myself pretty cute. I rarely say that so this one is good. I used piggy fabric and this one has a pig I appliqued on the front with flowers and well its a crack up. in a good way lol. I might finally get the hang of this mug rug stuff before I get bored and off to new grasses. Speaking of grasses .. I sure have a lot to do. I finished quilting another tablerunner and ok its 80 percent quilted and will bind that and then I think I can breathe or not. then only a quilt, two quilts check that.. boom and a tablerunner swap ahead. and of course this one. I think a bonnet is what my partner needs. a nice blue bonnet. it will look great over there.. big old ties that can make a chin bow on it, maybe some fabric flowers and little house on the praire here it comes. yeah thats the ticket. now to find a bonnet pattern. I am thinking no one is making aprons? I havent heard aprons.

    Jan whatever you make me will fit just nicely. especially that thing. uh hah yup thats the one. you are perfect at that! need me to send say a nice cold one for you while your working so you can keep at it all night?

    dustysmom I think I need you to come kick start me. a nice shoulder rub would be good. you did read your job description? team cheerleader extroidenaire? yup that includes back rubs. with danish carmels. especially shoulder back rubs. yup .. me first. *too late guys I signed up first for this rubbing stuff.
    Linda
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    Elisabrat, here's some cheerleading for you (courtesy of our local high school):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu35dkDe6hY

    And a massage:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlEv8wn8bGA

    Now get to it lady!

    So you need a quilted toilet cover? Hmm, not sure I'd want one of those. An apron? I make lots of those, but mine is in storage. I don't know how much I'd get to use it anyway. I'm not the cook I used to be since I started having trouble with my foot a year ago. A cover for my Kitchenaid mixer would be cool, if I had somewhere I could leave the mixer out! My bread machine stays out though. Half the counter space in our kitchen is taken up by the "coffee bar", where we have both a Tassimo and Kurig coffee maker and all the pods to go with both. No joke, it takes up all the space between the sink and the fridge!

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    I lived in this marvelous old farm house many moons ago. I had 10 inches of counter. No dishwasher. Loved that house. the kitchen was huge but it was for a big family table. We had an 8 seater table without the two leaves in there (they fit just nicely in that room too we are talking big open area). I loved that house a huge yard with a huge veggie fruit garden off to one side. In the suburbs a 1/2 acre lot was monsterous. And bay area .. yikes. Now we live on 1/2 acre but with the forest across the street well the yard seems a lot bigger . AH non of my keys want to work this morning everying is sticking. argh computer pirates!

    ok just reread your description and you SAID you wanted fun exciting projects. oh heck. am I in trouble. I think I am having fun doing this but maybe you will accept pretty and useful? oh dear in deed. who is making exciting? it will be a suprise I am sure. mine has none of the following: animals. fruit. holiday. novelty. solid black, green or brown. That is the clue of the day. if you asked for the above you are not my partner.
    Linda
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