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Thread: Sign Up July 2013 47th Doll Quilt Swap - Self Portrait and/or Where I Live

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    Elisabrat and Gaiatender, if you two want to be each other's partners, please PM one another. Thank you!

    Lara, poor Daisy. I tried to get her a sweet new soft harness to walk her when there are firecrackers, fire engines, people with very large hats or scary plastic bags blowing in the wind so she doesn't pull her little head off in her collar. Unfortunately, my little piglet doesn't fit into any of them. Everything is made in China and they have a strange method of measurement. Oh well.
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    Krystyna, Thank You for sending me the guidelines, charts, forms, etc! With your help I am figuring it out. That matching up of partners who have not had each other before is no easy task!

    So Daisy sounds like Pip, not just in looks, but in how easily she chokes herself on walks. I hear ya about how that takes the fun out of it! We found a solution that works great and there is no more choking and gagging coming from the little doggies. It adjusts in size with Velcro, so the fit can be quite exact even for little piggies. It isn't pretty but you could gussy it up if you wanted to:
    http://www.amazon.com/Comfy-Control-...=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

    Oh I forgot to tell you not to buy a size small for Daisy. Pip is a size medium in this. So it would be this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/Comfy-Control-...ontrol+harness
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    Krystyna Thank you for all you have done for this swap! I am glad I was able to help you out back in when the storm hit. Buzzinbumble.... I feel for you! Keeping up with who is whose partner, who mailed out, who hasn't, leaving feedback, etc....is not a small task! If you ever need someone to take over for a month or so, just let me know, I'll be glad to back you up. Anything more than that, I'd go nutz!! by the way.... Love the bees pooping honey! HA!
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    Oh just a thought.... I may have missed something.... but whatever happened to changing the name of this swap to "Mini quilts" instead of Doll quilts?? Might be a good time to change since a new hostess is being born.
    But if I missed part of that conversation.... please disregard this post.... I'm not always up to date in reading all posts.
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    Lisa, all this time I've been wondering..."Where is Lisa... How come we aren't having Lisa take over...Aaaaaack!" You did such a nice job last winter! That is super nice of you to offer your help.
    I was wondering about the timing of the name change too. What do you all think?

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    Lara, I measured poor piggy Daisy but the measurements on the tags have nothing to do with the measurements of the harness. It was a Smoochie Pooch harness. Small was no good. Medium was ridiculously small. So sad. It had a little pink daisy on it with a crystal heart in the middle.

    Matching up isn't a big deal once you get used to it. Or you can always do what I did when I took over from Chele. Just say the heck with this. I'm starting over!

    Lisa, I think the plan was to wait until the 50th and then switch over. BUT ... heh heh heh ... maybe I'll be doing something else and hogging up that name. And, not my call, but I think it might be best to keep it for a while until Lara gets established.
    Krystyna
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    I agree....keep the name for now.
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    OK. So is everybody happy? I know I am!
    Happy FOURTH OF JULY!!!!
    Hubby is at work, kids are working, so it's me and the pups.
    I sent hubster off to work with oven BBQ chicken and ribs.
    Pups and I will celebrate by (a) having Daisy either shake in my lap or hide under the bed, (b) keeping Feeney from trying to steal food off the stove top.
    Krystyna
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    [QUOTE=Krystyna;6159040]So ... here is what I'm doing with my "spare" time. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...o-t225112.html

    I really like the squiggley quilting on the back -- good choice. So far a "great" 4th of July -- all kids and grandkids here to see fireworks from the water and the boat motor seized up. Had to be towed back from a fun trip to swim in one of the bayous. Now onto "Plan B" ... whatever that's going to be ...r

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    OK. So is everybody happy? I know I am!
    Happy FOURTH OF JULY!!!!
    Hubby is at work, kids are working, so it's me and the pups.
    I sent hubster off to work with oven BBQ chicken and ribs.
    Pups and I will celebrate by (a) having Daisy either shake in my lap or hide under the bed, (b) keeping Feeney from trying to steal food off the stove top.
    Happy 4th to you too! Poor Daisy! Give her a little kiss for me and tell her it will all be OK.
    I just met my 26 yr old son's GF for the first time today and I already adore her! So I am happy, happy. He has played the bachelor, don't need a girlfriend, never gonna get married guy for the past 7 years, so I am just grinning ear to ear. And whoever said a man just needs a good woman in his life to straighten him out is SO right! Wow has he come a long way in a short time. Happy Day to everyone, hope your weather is as fabulous there as it is here....82, sunny and slight breeze.
    The expert's mind has no room to learn while the beginner's mind is free to know everything....

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    Thrilled you are taking on the job, Lara. Krystyna, please promise to keep making doll quilts with us. This is my very favorite swap now that I have made 4 little ones.

    Have a wonderful 4th...I have my flags out! Ran by Joann's and got the 20% veterans discount (my late DH is still getting me a surprise now and again!) and then spent several hours with my mother.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanogay View Post
    Just wondering if down in the land of down under if the bees do all things upside down - or is that China where everything is upside down?
    Gosh not sure vanogay. All I know is that the water flushes down the toilet the other way.
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    My goodness K, i have been away a few days (Migraine)... and what have I missed....
    K you will be missed my friend, you are the reason i joined the DQ swap. you are the best and will be missed !
    Thanks for all you have done.

    Welcome Lara!!! thanks for taking over.
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    Glad to be in Doll Quilt swap. Going on 2 years. Thank you for taking over the swap. That was quick. Please do not change name of swap, Miniatures are so intimidating. Doll quilts are so forgiving, loving, and fun. Miniature swaps are everywhere, but Doll quilts are only here

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    Thanks Krystyna for bringing your special heart to this swap. Special Blessings to you as you move forward in your life endeavors!
    "Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold" - Friends on this Quilting Board are treasures indeed!

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    Lara- Welcome to the job of DQ hostess! You will do a great job! It is a lot of work, I think! Wishing you the best each month. An interesting thought that miniature quilts might sound a bit intimidating and I suppose that could be true. Doll quilts seem "homey and loved". And wonderful if they are square or not! Just thinking outloud and have no real preference either way.
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    Worked on your DQ over the holiday Jillnjo. It is coming along. All the applique is finished - now to get the little goodies put on and then the quilting. Still lots to do even on a small quilt. Will spend today doing what I can on it. Sharp needles everyone!
    Kathleen

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    Well I was told the partner who needed a partner does not need a partner lol so I will watch and kibitz from the peanut gallery. Nice cool morning sure to warm up but taking it absolutely!
    Linda
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    Brat, Gaiatender doesn't have a partner.
    Luvstoquilt still has a partner.
    Krystyna
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    OMG!!!! Krystyna, I, yes I, will miss you if you do not show up on here REGULAR like!! I joined this swap at a crucial point in my life, the members here actually helped me hold it all together. They bring me up when I am down, and when I start to feel sorry for myself I think of what so many others are going through (Sandy, Cancer, Loss of loved ones), I cannot help but think, "what you got to complain about, HUH?" And, as my girls always say, I put on my big girl panties and suck it up!! Krystyna, you are the glue that has held this group together, and you will be missed. That said, I am sure Buzzin will do a great job! I know I am not up to the task, but if I can ever help, that I can do.
    Onalee Rose
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    Krystyna, I know you won't be "kicking back" and enjoying your retirement, you have way too much going on in your life, but when I saw this, I thought of you. I wonder why?
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    [QUOTE=Krystyna;6159040]So ... here is what I'm doing with my "spare" time. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...o-t225112.html

    Absolutely Beautiful!!! I want to learn to quilt like that!! See, inspiration in every page.
    Onalee Rose
    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

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    Woo hoo, perfect buslady!
    The expert's mind has no room to learn while the beginner's mind is free to know everything....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanogay View Post
    Worked on your DQ over the holiday Jillnjo. It is coming along. All the applique is finished - now to get the little goodies put on and then the quilting. Still lots to do even on a small quilt. Will spend today doing what I can on it. Sharp needles everyone!
    Oh.....applique, I love applique!!! My thumb complains when I do needle-turn work, so I mostly use my machine to stitch everything. Except bindings, I love to hand sew bindings.
    I have material and pattern chosen for this month's quilt. I plan to start on it the first of the week. It should have some "sparkle" in it!
    jillnjo

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    Nice to see you posting, BertiD! I want to get started on my DQ this weekend. I have some ideas, do you like "crazy"? I love it, and since a portrait of myself or where I live (literally) would be pretty crazy. Or I can do the larger picture of where i live and it would not be so much. LOL
    Onalee Rose
    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

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