Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bummed Bummer GiveawayWinner!

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How to Number your comments: Thanks Melanie for the tip and thank you Mom Nerd for the 'how-to'!!
I've drawn! Just trying to upload video. Okay it takes a while to upload the videos. So while there are more comments now....sorry, there were only 49 when I randomly drew. Thanks everyone!
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62 comments:

  1. Dear heavens you crack me up!! i am home alone laughing out loud, my saturday was just like yours, it was hours and house of work only to toss it all in the trash. geez it is so hard to be perfect. You are brave, I would have picked a new cham pack and started over, I am not "one with a seam ripper" i am one with the "trash" I know that is bad, a waste of fabric, bad Jane, Bad, look at it this way you day can only get better!!

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  2. Hilarious! You are incredibly witty. I really wish I would have taken a picture of my one year old after eating peanut butter and jelly for lunch. That would have made you throw up. I wanted to...instead I just gagged and gave him a bath.

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  3. So as I click on this post a comment thing it shows there are no other comments. Could I actually be #1! Amazing. I have spent my share of time picking out threads on something that I messed up! Just this past Sunday afternoon I made a purse and spent half my time putting in a zipper the wrong way and then having to pick all the stitches out to try and put it in the right way! I still don't think I got it exactly right, but it works for me. I really do hate putting in zippers. I try my best to avoid it at all cost! But I hate worse for my stuff to fall out of my purse if it falls off my car seat or gets knocked over. Good luck with redoing your runner! We always learn from our mistakes, don't we? Well, maybe sometimes!
    Blessings,
    Diane

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  4. Sorry to hear about your table runner issues...but thanks for offering a giveaway. I'm not picky, I'll take any fabric for a giveaway (any selvages included?).

    Remember, your seam ripper is your friend.

    While you're frogging, check this out...you won't know whether to laugh or cry.

    http://www.todaysbigthing.com/2009/02/09

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  5. I think there's a time and a place for everything and this particular table runner is not worthy of the seam picking time you would need to invest in it. Because then you would also have to toss the nasty polyester batting. What are you left with; $2.00 worth of fabric that you can easily get more of? Pitch it into the Goodwill pile and start fresh, that's MY vote!

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  6. People STOP tempting me to throw it away!! I'm in a Great Depression mode. just watched cinderella man last night and I'm thinking of my grandma and she would never have thrown her charm pack away. I'm going to keep picking even if it kills me. but i will be SAVING the batting for stuffed animals for children in third world countries. :D

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  7. You are too funny!! LMAO!! You are very welcome about the tip! Cracking me up!

    *hugs*

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  8. Ok I was going to wait until later to post this, but I had to quickly get it up because it was so funny. Now I am not sure how to post a video in a comment or even if you can so here is the link.

    My 10 month old Sophia sure can dance, watch her shake that booty.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewfantastic/3382336453/?addedcomment=1#comment72157615767917239

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  9. I've soo been where you are...except I must be even more selfish...I didn't even think to do a giveaway with my bad day! I'm pretty sure I would just fold up that table runner and stick it in a drawer somewhere, too! Your video totally cracked me up...I'll never envelope a gift again! And Thomas...maybe I'll just start blaming things on him, too LOL!

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  10. omg you spanked the table runner!!!
    hahahaha.
    you should have spanked thomas. that would have made you feel better.

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  11. I also would have given up!
    maumauisginger(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Oh my gosh you crack me up!!! If we lived closer I know we would be friends.

    I think we have all done exactly what you did. I'm just amazed that you are going to seam rip the whole thing apart!

    While you rip, rip, rip, come read my post from a while ago and maybe you can laugh at me!

    http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2008/08/first-worst-best.html

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  13. I agree with not throwing it away but I would find a different job for it. I would not seam rip all that because I would probably never quilt again. It needs a new job like a fantastic messanger bag or something wonderful like that! This is my 1st time visiting your blog and I have to say you are hilarious! I too am from Idaho. I am in love with your baby quilt and NEED that fabric to copy you because I know of about 8 babies being born between now and Oct. I love how easy your quilt is too. I promise if you send me that fabric I will only allow warm and natural batting to be used! Hope you have a fabulous day and I plan on checking back often!!

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  14. Isn't it aweful when you are sewing something and you know in your heart that it's going to have to be picked out but you continue...only to make yourself 10 times more work then you would have had if you had only stopped when you knew you should have. I think we all have those momments when we finally come to the realization that enough is enough and we have to do what we KNEW IN OUR HEARTS was the thing to do in the first place. Sit down and enjoy a good movie on tv while doing those "frog" stitches (rip-it, rip-it!) and the time will go by quickly and won't seem like so much work. Thanks for making me realize we all make mistakes and it's not just me. Next time you will know better and use your favourite stuff.

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  15. You are hilarious! ADHD-Ha! Your friend is probably dying laughing at the fact that you admitted to the world you used subgrade batting on her.

    Ps I love you wall color. :)

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  16. You crack me up! I'm glad I'm not the only one who keeps plowing down the wrong path, hoping I'll come out the other side eventually...

    I have a suggestion - give away the "bad" table runner, and just start over again. (How much is your time worth, hmmm?) Seriously, sometimes you just need a do-over. :)

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  17. So here's the deal- - when you send me that lovely bunch of scraps (of course you're going to pick me when you hear this offer), just send that table runner along with it and I'll do what I always do when I need something picked out - give it to my teenaged daughter. If anyone is one with the seam ripper in my house it is her. I promise I won't yell at you about the amount of scraps, and I have my own warm and natural, so everyone's happy. (Well, except for those other commenters)

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  18. I can't believe you already have 17 comments on here..I don't think I have EVER had 17 comments. I must do a give away and see if I get them! I stayed home sick from work today with a migraine (mostly gone now) and messed up my cables somehow (changed the TV channel and can't get it back--I am so not a techie!) and so you were my next choice of entertainment! I can't believe you are unpicking that puppy! WOW. I am glad others are keeping you company while you unpick with these comments. I laughed aloud at your video blog and I really needed that laugh today so while I doubt I made you laugh, you made me laugh! Thanks for that and happy unpicking!

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  19. Jumpen Junipers. . .I WOULD NEVER, ever have the patience to do all of that ripping. You must have just earned your wings up there. I think it a testament to what a friend you must be that you would be willing to do all that ripping, selfish or not! You know, I saw on someone's blog that they were using that bamboo batting....and it is SOOOOO soft and wonderful and just plain great for machine quilting. It is nice and thin for tablerunners too.

    I am very good friends with my seam ripper though....you sound like you could relate. If there is a way I can screw up something easy and make it take triple as long as it should have, you can count on me. You sound like you have more patience where as I think a few choice words ought to help things along sometimes. I read sewing is good for stress, but sometimes I think it has the opposite effect on me.

    Happy ripping.....

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  20. Your video was so funny! Sorry for your tablerunner problems, I have just started my first tablerunner and I think I learned something: if it doesn't lay flat; I messed up! we'll see!thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. One word Des - OVERIES!!!

    No I did not spell that wrong.. It is a do over thing. OVERIES! I have no patience for that much stitch unpicking. Your time is worth something. This table runner is going to be way expensive when you're done, even WITH the sub-par batting. ;) Look at all that stitching you did! OY! Send it to Goodwill, use it as a dust rag, use it as a mat under the dog's bowl. You don't have a dog? Get one just so he can have this cool mat under his bowl. I'll bet you are gritting your teeth and your eyes are bugged out by now, your neck is sore from being hunched over picking, picking, picking.

    Remember - OVERIES are a woman's best friend. :D

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  22. Here is something to make you smile (grosses ME out cuz I just hate frogs)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0BY44d14L8

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  23. Thank goodness for seam rippers but, it's just too bad we ever have to use them.

    Good luck!! Great giveaway!

    Jen :)

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  24. I'm so sorry you are having a bummer day, but just so you know, you've made my day! You are too funny.
    You must have wicked patients--I hate to unpick! No way I'd be ripping all those stiches out! I do wish you lots of luck!
    Thanks for making the rest of us smile.

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  25. Seam ripping is the devil!! :D Oh man, I get so frustrated, you've got more patience than me :D

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  26. Whoa Baby! Your table runner looks a lot like my latest work... not that I'm saying it's bad or anything.. But man I know the feeling. I used poly batting on a baby quilt because I knew the kid would drag that puppy through the mud..literally. And well lets just say I was so upset that the dog now owns it and boy does he LOVE it!
    don't fret about the xmas lights, we keep ours up year round on the barns here.

    chin up! seam rippers are your friend!

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  27. can also just tell you that i LOCKED MY STITCH at the beginning and end of each line of stitching. thank you.

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  28. You had me cracking up with that video! All of your facial nuances and having Thom answering yes by moving your camera up and down. That was good stuff.

    I am sorry about the table runner and my vote is to pitch it, too. That's waaaay too much work to re-do. For the love of fabric...

    My secret word to have my comment show up is "fling". That's a sure sign. Fling it!! :-) LOL

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  29. I love you! I wish you lived close and could be my new BFF. I love that you make mistakes and try to fake it with the cheap stuff and it doesn't work out. I really LOVE when you post videos of yourself talking.

    PS. I don't see any numbers next to the comments. Don't hate me for being beautiful...I mean for telling you;)

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  30. pollyanna! you're email is not activated as well as SEVERAL OTHERS, and so i can't respond directly to you. :(

    but good question on the numbers. you have to click on the title of the post and it will take you specifically to that post and it's comments. THERE they are numbered. can i just say hallelulah, one more time? hallelulah. thank you.
    p.s. I also ALWAYS say, "don't hate me because I'm beautiful" pantene commercial 19....something.

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  31. You are funny. And you are so comfortable in front of the camera and that makes me a ittle jealous. I am not sure how funny this is but I had a good laugh and it only confirmed what I already knew- I was laid off from my job one week ago and when I went to the Dr. today, my blood pressure is a full 20 points lower than it has been for the last three years. I have to say that we are our own worst critics and your table runner looks pretty good to me. But I applaud your wanting it to be perfect. Good luck and happy picking!

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  32. You are very funny! When I started the video I thought, 5 minutes??? But then I just laughed and chuckled and 5 minutes didn't seem to be long at all. If you insist on picking it out, I hope that you don't spent too much time rocking and crying as you do it. I'd chuck the whole thing. A bit of picking here and there is ok, but a whole project? Just poke me in the eye!

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  33. You are just so funny! Thanks for the comment and since you are having a bad day Im going to post some more beach pictures. BTW I was doing the exact thing you are doing now untill very late last night. I need to pay attention to what Im doing.

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  34. First of all we have 2 rules in Room 7, no throwing up and if you go to Disneyland, you have to take me with you. So hopefully my little story won't make you throw up. I hang out with 7 year olds all day. Yesterday I had a little boy kick about half of my class in the shins and shove a few as well. Today he needed to tell me what was going through his mind and why he was so aggressive. He told me that he thought about it and he has lung trouble. "Lung trouble?" I asked. Yep, he thinks he only has one lung and this is what makes him kick people. He went on to say that people with medical conditions shouldn't be punished. Nice try. On a sewing note, I think I would have given the table runner to the cat and started over. I don't pick well. I do, however, love scraps! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. Good luck! I am loving your blog!

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  36. i click play. i'm happy. talking to me. then annoyed. sharing pathetic story about present for good friend. you are a very bad girl. might as well just glued scraps to an old sweatshirt and stapled ric rac to the edges. but i'm still listening because you are so cute. but thinking you're giving away this awful tablerunner that you don't even like. and would i leave comment to win such a sad sad thing. continue to listen. but distracted by beautiful scraps. continue to listen. repeating same words over and over. please give us the scraps. we don't care what you do with tablerunner. then you said it. we can have your scraps. those pretty scraps could be mine. yeah. we love Des. Des is so wonderful. but oh no. also thinking remorse without polka dot love. honestly. how sincere could that be. am i wrong about this.

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  37. Ok, I think at the end of your wonderful video you said that the winner is "Ruth", right? I mean sometimes when I say my name is Ruth, people call me Rose thinking I said Rose. So I'm thinking maybe that is what you meant when you said "Rose". You meant "Ruth", right? So that makes me the scraps winner, right? Sweet! I'll sit here with my fingers crossed until you announce my name in print. That would make it official. Ok, this is me waiting....

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  38. Ok, now I've finshed laughing at you post (which is FAB), here's something to laugh about back. Look at this post (and the following one for a pic) to see my huge stuff up :-)
    http://highwaycottage.wordpress.com/2009/02/22/bad-bad-bad-2/

    I nearly cried when mine happened. We always regret it when we cut corners!

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  39. Thank you, thank you , thank you.... I am sitting alone in a hotel room, far, far from home feeling like crud from no sleep, bad food and the IBM instructor from hell who I have to spend this week with making me insane. I am the only student in my class, no one else showed up, what a nightmare. I don't even have any sewing with me because as usually I didn't get ready for this trip until the very last minute and didn't have any hand sewing to throw in my bag.

    So your little video was just what I needed, you actually made my headache disappear, can I bottle you.

    You brought back too many memories of stuff that turned out bad, bad bad and left me crazy. My solution has always been to send those things off to my sister in Vermont, she doesn't notice what's bad, I don't have to see it and she's just glad to get mail from her big sis.


    Thanks again for the distraction.

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  40. Okay, so you need a laugh. Today, my 4 year old daughter took a 2 kg container of peanut butter up to her room and proceeded to eat some of it. She then put it in her hair, on her clothes, arms and legs as well as her bed. After that she walked back downstairs spreading the peanut butter throughout the house. I gave her a shower which she hates and once we were in it, she told me that I was right, showers are great! She ended up staying in there for 20 minutes, some of it on her own because she needed her privacy! That was my day!

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  41. I have nothing positive to say as I have screwed up an entire baby quilt that I am S.L.O.W.L.Y unpicking so I can fix it..... I'm so tired of looking at it I could just puke.

    Go forth and be one with your seam ripper I know I am.

    :)Rachel

    Ps. I'm pretty HTML tech savvy but I couldn't get the number your comments thing to work... Gonna look into it more tonight.

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  42. My day is looking up! I got the number thing to work... If only that stinking baby quilt was as easy.....

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  43. That was about the funniest thing I have seen on the net! Even beats the sneezing baby panda! I loved your coin quilt, I even googled how to make one, so that is going to be my next project. THe colours were so pretty.
    Sorry about the table runner, but the fabric does look gorgeous.
    Here's the link to the sneezing panda to make you feel better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNYfZd8iV2k

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  44. Oh my gosh don't be so hard on yourself throw it in the washer and see what happens. Be happy that your dog isn't nugging your arm while you are trying to type, that it isn't snowing yet and that spring is on its way hopefully. Your runner is saying "TAKE A CHANCE ON ME" LOVE YA SHELTO

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  45. Des! you are cracking me up! Seriously, I think the table runner is great, fine the way it is! You said Diane on that funny video! Now, I would NOT say anything gross! of course not...not me! so WHO were you referring to????:)I'm coming to your side of the state in 2 days...you'd better be having good weather or I will blame it on you and that dang tablerunner!(want me to bring Corrie with me????:)

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  46. what a day .. sounds like something I would do.linda gerig

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  47. I'm so sorry that you're in unpicking H-e-double-hockey stick-land. I HATE unpicking with a passion and would seriously consider throwing out a tablerunner rather than unpicking all the stctching and fixing it. I hope you make it through your terrible task wiithout too many scarw (physical or emotional).

    Love the baby blanket you made, by the way!

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  48. You are hilarious!! I'm impressed you will unpick the tablerunner!! I think I would make it into a kitty bed or some such thing!! Oh, and do share how to number your comments!!

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  49. I was going to leave you a comment to entertain you as you unpick, BUT, I can't think of a thing to say. My mind is blank. Empty.
    I do like your new numbers though. Very nice. :-)

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  50. Ummm Des, you are a nutter, and I say that in the best possible way :) I also need to spend some quality time with my seam ripper, and I just don’t want to do it. Ugh! I’m in downer mode as well – We went from a warm & sunny 80 degree vacation weekend to snow and freezing temps with more snow on the way. Total BUMMER! As for the throwing up part, my daughter accidently flushed her favorite little pegasus toy down the toilet, so my hubby had to spend today (the last day of his vacation) taking our toilet apart and fishing out some of the foulest treasures ever. She wanted us to clean it up and keep it – totally NASTY & definitely not happening!

    BTW, Cute baby shower quilt.

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  51. My day by Amy - Someone left a half full can of coke on the seat at the train station and I'm walking around with 3 kilos of toyfill. There's no casual way to walk around with 3 kilos of toyfill. Particularly if you're 4'10". So I sit down and knock over said can of coke. Truly a bummer, but not for me. It's a bummer for the poor old nanna sitting next to me wearing white pants. And I'm sitting there feeling like an idiot trying to apologize when some guy knocks over my toyfill and it nearly falls off the platform onto the tracks. I have visions of the train smashing into polyfill at full speed. Can you imagine the snow shower it would create. Luckily, it was saved at the last moment. I'm pretty sure nanna woman is still sending bad karma vibes my way.

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  52. Yaaaay!! I got honorable mention!! teehee. Make sure you tell Ruth you really did say "Rose" at the end of the video heehee. The only bad thing is if I do win it will look like a set up lol. You're hilarious. I also did a table runner that ended up wavy on the edges, what causes that? I can't remember what batting I used though. I hate the puffy stuff now though (I did my first two quilts with it and never again!) and I always stock up on warm and natural whenever it's on sale at the fabric store. I commend you for seam ripping, and saving the fabric, even though some think that $2.00 isn't worth it, you still paid something for it. That's why they call them "scraps" right?? Hope you have fun ripping, pretend you are creating instead of destroying, have a hot cup of coffee or a glass of wine and make it a relaxing event, maybe watch Mama Mia while doing it. How can it seem so bad when singing along to Abba? lol Turn your lemons into lemonade?! If I do win I might have to purchase some of that polka dot fabric though, thanks for another fantastic giveaway!! ;)

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  53. Okay...first of all something funny. A friend of mine's 2nd grader showed his mom his alcohol, drug, and tobacco pledge card that he pledged not to do those things and she was like "great job, so you're not going to do those things, right" and he was like "I don't know about the tobacco mom." and she said "WHAT" and he was like "I just love the taste of it" and she was like "WHAT" and he said "I love putting it all over my food" and by now she's about to call his teacher and then realized that he loves TABASCO not tobacco. True story just told to me today. :) 2nd, I'm so sorry about your table runner. 3rd, I WANT your scraps! So I hope I made you laugh so hard TABASCO came out of your nose. Smile, we love you!

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  54. Oh, these comments crack me up. Shelto hit it on the nose -- "throw it in the dryer" -- you always say that. I'm sure that would fix it. Tell your friend - it's an antique. What possessed you to envelope a tablerunner? If you can't make it look good, who can? Who is the friend & who had a baby? We have a plentiful supply of charm squares - do you need another?

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  55. Aunt Desi....are you okay? :-)
    Here's a gross story for you. My dad was at the airport this morning & a man in some nice khakis came to sit by him. Dad told him not to sit there & he'd be right back. The guy ignored him and sat in bird poop. Trapped birds in the terminal. Dad came back & just handed him the paper towel he'd grabbed.

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  56. Oh, that was so funny...you crack me up, but unfortunately for you, I am so not a funny person and have nothing to share to make you laugh. Is it good enough to know that you made a lot of people laugh and that I am still working on the table runner from 6 months ago when I got fabric from you?

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  57. Pick it apart and burn the batting!!! That might make you feel better. If not make smores with the fire...chocolate always helps me!

    So tomorrow is half day at my daughters school and there are many parents who don't stay home and Ash's friends need a place to go. Now that I have a bigger vehicle I can transport them. I will have 6 kids from ages 7-2 tomorrow afte 12:30. I think my new car is going to look like one of those clown cars where they just keep coming out!!

    Hopefully that makes you laugh or gag....It will probably make me gag...

    pick pick pick pick ....

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  58. Ok I laughed until I cried watching this only because I know your pain...well sort of...see I got this fantastic idea that I would make my youngest son a quilt...he is a super hero nut so I went online, hunted up fabric with batman, spiderman, the hulk and even the Fantastic Four...yes I found the Fantastic Four. Now let me tell you this is all flannel fabric...now umm I hadn't been told to NOT use flannel fabric for a quilt...so I get it all, wash it, iron it and start cutting squares....so proud of myself...then I lay it all out on my floor, make up my own design...weee...then I sew and well the rows went together well, but umm sewing the rows together...I don't think ONE DAMN SEAM matches...which I didn't notice till the end...but hey the kid is 4 he won't realize it...but still it looked odd, so hmm my bright idea...let's add a border...what would be cool...how about DENIM...yes it is bordered in Denim..well ok so it's done...i could take it out...but I am NOT one with my seam ripper...so I go onto the backing...I have one HUGE piece of flannel with superman on it...ok let's border it too...with what else but DENIM...hmmmm now what...now way in hell I am gonna find someone to quilt this for me as my little cheapo brother sewing machine sure the heck won't be able to handle it...then hmm hand quilt it...nope not me...how about tieing it like the one my gma made me...well needless to say these two pieces are still haning over the back of my sewing chair...and I finished them in Nov...will full intention of gettin it done for christmas. So have a laugh at a novice quilter...needless to say I am currently taking an actual quilt class to learn what I really should and shouldn't do....whew. Hope that brightens your day

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  59. I think it's awesome that you had the tenacity to pick it all out. You'll be so proud when it's done you might not want to give it away! :)

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  60. oh, my!! now i'm so bummed!! i can't believe i missed your post yesterday!!

    i think you're wonder women, picking that all out for your friend!! though, i'm sure i would have done the same, just to save a buck!! and, i think saving the batting for little softies is a great idea!! :)

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  61. I can only assume from the comments and a picture of an evil seam ripper that something very sad happened to a poor table runner. Hopefully the poor thing pulled through. You and the runner!

    By the way, can I make a small request? Can you update the giveaway posts when you do a video with the winner in print? Us dial-up types never get the punch line... it's very sad. Going back to my corner now, I too have some seam ripping to do.

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