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

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    Well, I do want some fun & exciting projects, but useful is more important. Some people are into the practical, some whimsy, some want the strange and unusual. So long as your partner is happy, that's all that matters. I just thought that a swap that's wide open to possibilities would give everyone lots of creative freedom and their swap partners a great surprise when they got their package.

    So I've already spilled what it is that I'm making. Now, I have to decide what size pillow forms I should make these covers for. 12"x12"? 24"x24"? Somewhere in between?

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    Psst! If you haven't heard, and you're not over your eyeballs in swaps already, make your way over & sign up for Anastasia's spring table runner swap. We had so much fun with the last one that we're doing it again already!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...h-t211732.html

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    Runner has come home

    Well fellow swappers I just have to post this one first - I chuckled when I saw the mug rug that came in the mail with my swap partners awesome over the top table runner; I'm doing the HAPPY DANCE - slide to the left - slide to the right - shake it left shake it right - turn around all the while clapping my hands in joy. Thank you jaba Jan - you are the best swap partner ever.
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    So glad you like it Dabbler, and you're right it does match perfectly. Whew, so glad, hope you enjoy.

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    Dabbler, how adorable! Looks like it's right at home on your kitchen table too! Jaba makes the best swirly runners!

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    Awesome!!!!!!

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    Well just great. My heart aches. Way to go JAAAAANNN. sheesh. fine didnt want it anyways. will sit here and wait and wait and wait like my partner has to do as its not tomorrow yet so I havent cut into the fabric.

    I would sure love a popcicle right now. oh oh a lemon one. sounds marvelous doesnt it? yum. actually its cold and wet and that is what sounds grand. EVeryone have a good sewing day? I think tomorrow will be excellent. the whole day is mine!!!!
    Linda
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    Too cute Dabbler! Great job Jaba!
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    OMG, what have I done? I just joined the fabric buying moratorium on here. I have to back away until I can get my stash sorted and stored so I know what's what though. I always buy extra when I buy for a project. I may need 1/2 a yard, but I'll usually buy 3-4.

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    jaba-- i'm so disapponted! i was really hoping you got me. well, there are more swaps coming up, i'm sure!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    well I didn't get much sewing done this weekend as I decided to cut a hole in the large desk to level my machine with the desk top. I probably would have had it completely done by now except for the cast my hubby felt he needed to do it for me so it would be done right, or his way of right. well is still isn't done yet! ugh....

    Since he became mostly disable he doesn't do many of the 'manly' things he used to do all the time so letting him do this project for me, makes him feel useful and helpful. So... i just stand by watching and waiting and trying not to get impatient. But sometimes, a girl can just do things better than men!
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    Sorry nancia, wasn't your turn yet I guess. Maybe next time...

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    FABRIC MORITORIUM? egad its a diet isnt it? like a ..cleansing one that you make up in the blender all green and creepy looking and they say it tastes good but you know they are lying and you pinch your nose to take a gosh awful sip and realize ..only seven more days of this and you will be feeling great in no time. is it that kind of moritorium? oh heck no. sign yourself up cowgirl. I think about as much of that as I do... ok ok. I just think fabric is my joy. I personally do not own a monsterous pile. I have never had more than four big bins now two. I think maybe a dollar limit. walk in with only x amount of dollars and well it fits or it doesnt go home. I could run with that since i am broke all the time anyways lol. but nope that would be one of those like.. new years pledges you make that you simply can't do. What happens when you fnish the moritorium do you .. like hit the fabric store all the winners? Girls gone wild part 8!

    regarding the dog: is it Goldendog55 who raises dogs for a living? she might have an answer for you regarding your dog eating the beds. if you PM me your regular email address I will ask my friend in dog rescue for 30 yrs her reply and you can talk with her. I just sent her your question she is pretty fast at replying so I will forward what she says to you when it comes. never ask too many questions. they are puppies. its like little kids .. a 2 yr old until the darned dog turns about 3 when you like them a whole lot more. I love puppies but you need a ton of attention for them or its your fault they turn out bad I am afraid. I am very adamant about that. If the dog is chewing on something you dont like my trainer had us put a small amount of alum powder on their gums rub the thing they ate on their gums rub that on their gums right immediatley after, put the item back on their gums. alum is a pickling spice. itsours up their gums super fast and the dont like it at all. we had to do that after our sixth hose was eaten through. hence the trainer. well worth the money we spent. and we spent a lot. personal trainer for six months with all my dogs. extremely well behaved no trouble dogs. so.. do some web search, call everyone within range and ask for help ask at the pet store, feed supply .. someone will find the right answer that works for all of you. until then.. count to ten. a whole lot.
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    Fabric buying moratorium, as in you'll only buy what you need to go with things in your stash to finish projects, thread, batting, interfacing, etc. No impulse fabric purchases. No buying double what you need for a project so you have extra for the stash on purpose.

    "Here are the general guidelines:
    * Pull fabric from your stash. No fabric purchases to start a new quilt top from Jan 1 until November 1
    What you can buy (fabric wise) is this:
    * Yardage for backing, border or binding, to tie together fabric from your stash to start a new project or complete a UFO
    * Special Request fabric, eg: for little Susie's wedding quilt who's favorite color is puce, which for some reason you don't have in your stash..."

    Honestly, if I just make it long enough to get what I already have organized, I'll be happy. It's semi organized, but it's all still in bags! I must find a way to get it where I can see it and use it before I start buying more!

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    i'm in the fabric buying moratorium, too, and i have fallen so far off the wagon, it's criminal! i tried not to buy starting in december. i got so nervous i ended up buying more than i normally would because it was going to all come to an end and all the faabric in my sewing room would evaporate and i'd have to use paper towels, toilet paper and coffee filters to quilt!! i was beyond panicking! i took all but 2 of the fabric stores off my email, totally unsubscribed. then someone on a thread would mention a store and a sale and i'd go look at it, and yeah, the prices were really good, so i would buy some fabric. i have to get over the feeling that i am responsible for every fabric store making it or not. the entire economy revolves around my personally putting all my money into it. it's just such a bad time and i do worry about the families that will lose their livelihood if we stop buying products. it is a churning mess! i'm sure my disability check is the source of income to pay off the national debt! i know...... i can't even walk in my fabric area. there is so much and it looks like it just exploded!! i think when i'm not in there it spawns more and more! arrrrgggghhh.!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    QuiltingKrazy I would love to do that to my desk as well - with my luck I would end up with snags - there was a time I was hoping to save enough to get a Tracy Table - they're custom made in Wisconsin; one of the LQS sells them; if I could get the measurement I could have one of our subs price it out for me and have it made with my color choices.
    Be good to yourself - do one thing each day that makes you smile.

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    that would be wonderful, dabbler! i just bought a sewing cabinet on-line from jo-ann's. it is in a bunch of pieces on my fam room sofa and floor. i am throwing out the old desk i had the machine on. keeping my arms lifted while quilting was really tiring! i hope this new cabinet will work. it has an airlift to raise and lower the machine. i also bought the gidgetII. i went to move it and it crashed. i was so glad my machine wasn't on it! i thought about cutting into the top of the desk but there wouldn't be any strong infrastructure since there are drawers not support pieces. also, the wood is dry and old and not in a good antiquey way. so....out it goes! i would be scared to death to put a power tool in my husband's hands. chainsaw massacre 3, the book, the movie!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Oh nancia wish I lived closer to you, trust me my hubby could save it in a heart beat!! Makes me sad you are dumpng it..... I totally understand though....pretty soon it's just frustrating

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    Awww... I'm so totally bummed I missed this one... I sure hope it's done again! I love the idea!
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    jan-- i've had it since hi school. i bought it at an auction and the man in front of me bought the rug that i wanted to go with it. he surprised me by literally turning around and giving it to me. the desk cost $7.50 and i didn't have enough money left over to buy the rug, too. that man was very nice and i've never forgotten it.
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    I guess it has had its lifetime then. Funny things those little acts of kindness that we remember for so many years isn't it?

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    Nancia this is why you never go on a DIET. its either a lifestyle change or its a no deal. And let me say yes I read the description prior to my posting? the answer was and still is ah h.ll no. no no and no. It is harmless for me. I own little I share a lot and well I think it gives me too much pleasure which I need seriously in my day that no way. I have had a tough year and this is one of my big joys in my day. So.. have fun. Better yet clear out those closets of unwanted fabric send it slow boat all to me. That is how I have my bigger bang of fabric as it is. Without it I couldnt afford to be here now. I donated all my fabric last spring with everything quilty else too. I am just starting back up since July and let me tell you clean your closets out and relieve yourself of all that fabric burdon. I am so happy to help you on this cleansing act.. its almost like using it up but at twice the speed. also: its amazing how creative you do get when you need to use what you have. it isnt always practical however.
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    oh oh I bought a pile of pretty necklaces for mardi gras, some sparkly happy valentines hangings, st. patrics day lanterns and candy and pasta and oh oh several other little things for a whopping 12.40 today at the dollar store. sometimes you gotta love them. ok did I need sparkly little things no but wait yes yes I did. I put them in the window near my sewing and they make me happy. they might make someone else smile too so they are worth it. big time spender I know. come on 18 necklaces for a buck? really? oh ok fine. do I decorate for mardi gras. no I don't. but it wont stop me from wearing all of them at once if need be. just because.
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    Nothing wrong with sparkles... my cutting space has been getting adorned with owls lately. Christmas clearance ones, valentine ones, whatever I can get my hands and few pennies on!

    We still sewing on Sunday? What do you need brought to you from the big ole city!?!?

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    oh oh I bought a pile of pretty necklaces for mardi gras, some sparkly happy valentines hangings, st. patrics day lanterns and candy and pasta and oh oh several other little things for a whopping 12.40 today at the dollar store. sometimes you gotta love them. ok did I need sparkly little things no but wait yes yes I did. I put them in the window near my sewing and they make me happy. they might make someone else smile too so they are worth it. big time spender I know. come on 18 necklaces for a buck? really? oh ok fine. do I decorate for mardi gras. no I don't. but it wont stop me from wearing all of them at once if need be. just because.

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    Elisabrat, I could have sent you some fabric I tossed recently. It was that gold and brown patterned fake velvet they used for upholstery in the 70's, lol. It was TERRIBLE! It was in the big lot of fabric I bought for $25. You wouldn't believe the trash and treasure that was in that $25...

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