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

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    Ok, I've thought long and hard.....I am going to skip the July swap....maybe I'll do the August, we'll see. Truth is, I can't really get excited about wack, folky/artsy, or whatever quilts. Yikes I'm probably gonna get blasted for that but I just really like traditional quilts, even modern reinterpretations but not wild n wacky. Remember, I said I'm boring? Lol. I am PMing Krystyna since I originally said I am in. I will watch with great enjoyment though as I see everyone else's coming in. Have fun!
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    Cogito, I bet there is someone else in the swap of like mind who would love to have you for a partner. The themes are always optional. You might be a sigh of relief for another swapper who feels just like you do.

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    Glad we have a couple of new ladies...this is a great swap and so much fun. I still have no idea what I will do this month but I have been doing some drawings...I will get there..Hey Bertie, I live in the corn field, too! What is a NY/NJ woman doing in Illinois? Playing with her grandchildren that is what!!!...and loving every minute of it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    So I made a start on my 'self portrait' quilt for this swap - and spent some time quilting it at the weekend. DH saw it and wants me to keep it as he loves it - says it reminds him of me many years ago (I assume he means the rounded bottom and slim waist) so I will take that as a compliment as I don't think my rear end has ever looked that good in or out of a polka dot bathing suit

    Anyhoo, I have had to think up another little quilty idea and I won't show him this one - just a pic when it's half way across the Pacific !
    love this!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzinBumble View Post
    Lynnie that is Completely Fabulous! You should design and market a whole line of patterns like this!
    I can't take credit for designing this - I saw a tiny picture online somewhere and drew it up from that, changing a few things to suit my liking. Just fused it onto background fabric, machine blanket-stitched around, so so easy to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzinBumble View Post
    Cogito, I bet there is someone else in the swap of like mind who would love to have you for a partner. The themes are always optional. You might be a sigh of relief for another swapper who feels just like you do.
    Cogito, don't get discouraged because of the theme this month, stay in and wait and see who your partner is. I always make a start on a little quilt but if I get a partner who wants something different I do another one to suit.

    I challenge myself each month to try out new patterns or techniques on my little dolls quilts as I don't participate in classes at the local LQS so this is my way to learn (or a lot of time mess up) something new. You might be surprised to know that I am a very traditional quilter too, most of my quilts are very geometrically designed. But I push myself continually to 'take a big step outside the box' - no wonder my head hurts a lot
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    Lynnie, You're self portrait bathing beauty is the best!

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    Oh my gosh - what have I gotten myself into!! That self portrait is stunning!! Cogito, I'm more of a traditionalist quilter too and a fairly new one - so I hope my swap partner won't be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    Lynnie, You're self portrait bathing beauty is the best!
    In reality, this isn't a TRUE self portrait - I never wear a hat at the beach ROFL !!!! I have picked out another pic to draw up that DH says is much more my true self (and sadly it is) so there will be no 'photo-shopping' on this one - you will see the real me
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    Lyn, that is simply amazing! I love, love, love it! What a bathing beauty you are!

    Cogito, no quitting! Will pair you with a traditionalist. Like KLGLS?
    Krystyna
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    Count me in for July, Sew Fun.

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    I just hope that we don't lose too many because of the intimidation factor If you're not comfy with the arty aspect do a block that represents you.
    Krystyna
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzinBumble View Post
    Cogito, I bet there is someone else in the swap of like mind who would love to have you for a partner. The themes are always optional. You might be a sigh of relief for another swapper who feels just like you do.
    Lara, I bet you are correct. Guess I just got a little whiny yesterday! all better now. Thank you for your encouragement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    Cogito, don't get discouraged because of the theme this month, stay in and wait and see who your partner is. I always make a start on a little quilt but if I get a partner who wants something different I do another one to suit.

    I challenge myself each month to try out new patterns or techniques on my little dolls quilts as I don't participate in classes at the local LQS so this is my way to learn (or a lot of time mess up) something new. You might be surprised to know that I am a very traditional quilter too, most of my quilts are very geometrically designed. But I push myself continually to 'take a big step outside the box' - no wonder my head hurts a lot
    Lynnie, thank you for reminding me of why I started this swap. It forces me to stretch outside my comfort zone. I think my head must have been hurting yesterday....lol! This is why I love this group.....such encouragement! I can't step too far outside my box yet...baby steps, baby steps.
    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 Krystyna View Post

    Cogito, no quitting! Will pair you with a traditionalist. Like KLGLS?
    Haha! I didn't remember a clause in the contract saying I couldn't quit!
    What the heck is KLGLS?
    I guess....(feet dragging).....I will give it a whirl. lol.
    The expert's mind has no room to learn while the beginner's mind is free to know everything....

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    Cognito, I am of like mind! I will send Krystyna a pm and perhaps she will note the similarities!

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    Haha, I love that many think my moniker is COGNITO. Which I suppose I could be, hahaha! But truly it is COGITO...my fulll being: cogito ergo sum! I think, therefore I am!
    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 Cogito View Post
    Haha! I didn't remember a clause in the contract saying I couldn't quit!
    What the heck is KLGLS?
    I guess....(feet dragging).....I will give it a whirl. lol.
    KLGLS is a new member! But, as always, I will do my best to match partners ...
    Krystyna
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito View Post
    Haha, I love that many think my moniker is COGNITO. Which I suppose I could be, hahaha! But truly it is COGITO...my fulll being: cogito ergo sum! I think, therefore I am!
    Cognito sounds like a Superhero -- like Magneto -- but with super thinking/being powers!!!
    Darn! That would make one swell self-portrait ... hint hint hint
    Krystyna
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    Oh boy! I found COGNITO!!!

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    Krystyna
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Oh boy! I found COGNITO!!!

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    Now that is one cool COGNITO! may have to rethink....I kinda like the idea of being a superhero with super being powers.....yeah....I'm cogitating cognito vs. cogito. LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasezzz View Post
    Cognito, I am of like mind! I will send Krystyna a pm and perhaps she will note the similarities!
    Chasezzz, thank you! I realized I didn't respond to your post and I hope you weren't offended by my light teasing of the Cognito vs. Cogito. Luv ya!.... as my son would say after he did something naughty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito View Post
    Haha! I didn't remember a clause in the contract saying I couldn't quit!
    What the heck is KLGLS?
    WELCOME KLGLS! Happy to have you in our little group.
    The expert's mind has no room to learn while the beginner's mind is free to know everything....

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    Krystyna
    Feel the fear and do it anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Wow, wow, wow! Yep, gonna have to consider.....
    You know it's not that far off for me since I was the Nurse Manager of the trauma/brain trauma unit for years at our level one trauma center.....I was certified as a neuroscience nurse. And....I have been a Zen practitioner for years as well......I never thought about this for a quilt, but the juices are flowing....Thanks Krystyna!!!
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