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gillsuth7s
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12:25 pm Nov 11, 2009

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Originally posted by kmcecelia
My birthday is in August, so no luck there.
And the only ones who give me presents for Christmas anymore are my parents, and they gave me the computer I use for school (beats paying $500 or more myself). So I'll have to see if I can come up with any other sufficiently plausible occasions to hint Smile
Kathleen


Smile You can always try looking pathetic and needy...you never know, it might work Evil or Very Mad ...if all else fails, save up your pennies and buy it yourself as a present for being so clever.

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armywife
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8:54 pm Nov 12, 2009

If you guys figure out how to get people to buy you things you really want, let me know your secret. I could hit folks over the head with hints and they would never think to get anything related to cross stitching.

My sweet hubby has caught onto the spa gift certificate as my all-time, any occasion favorite gift. Must give credit where it is due:)
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emmadragon
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3:38 am Nov 13, 2009

[quote="armywife"]If you guys figure out how to get people to buy you things you really want, let me know your secret.

I find asking outright is the best way, with lists and diagrams if necessary. Laughing Hinting doesn't usually work very well, because unless the person has the same interests, it's just going to go wheeeeeeeeeee! over their head.
rifestitch
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8:47 am Nov 13, 2009

I've been known to give store names and stock numbers - and it still doesn't work Sad You know, sometimes, if you want it done right, you just gotta do it yourself Smile I do forward the order confirmations to DH, so he knows what he got me Smile
Meredith
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11:34 am Nov 13, 2009

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I do forward the order confirmations to DH, so he knows what he got me Smile


I like to wrap the things up, then open them when he's around with a great show of surprise and delight.
rifestitch
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4:12 pm Nov 13, 2009

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I like to wrap the things up, then open them when he's around with a great show of surprise and delight.


Tracy at Ink Circles once sent an envelope to DH, with a note inside that it would be really nice if he wrapped the contents for me (we'd had this very same conversation); he stuck a bow on the ripped-open envelope and stuck it under the tree... There's true romance for ya Rolling Eyes So I made sure to go on & on about the charts, pulling them out and going over page by page Twisted Evil His eyes glazed before I even got the first one out of the ziplock bag....
armywife
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8:32 pm Nov 13, 2009

I agree with the "just buy it yourself" idea. Works every time. I'm very picky, so this works out best for all involved, [with exception, of course, forthe spa GC.] I will always show great affection/lots of jumping up and down, etc., for that. If only you could cross stitch at the spa....but then the lotion would get on the cloth, etc., and that wouldn't be good.

By the way, anyone have a great hand lotion that they use before stitching? I have dry skin and need lotion but don't want to get anything on my stitching. The best I have found so far is the "No Crack Cream," but just wondering if there are any other recommendations out there, with winter coming on and all (not that we have much of a winter here in MS), but you know what I mean... Smile

-Pam
rifestitch
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8:49 pm Nov 13, 2009

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By the way, anyone have a great hand lotion that they use before stitching? I have dry skin and need lotion but don't want to get anything on my stitching.

-Pam


I started using Udderly Smooth a couple of years ago - I don't really have dry skin issues, other than winter & too many dishes, but I do know several people with dry skin who swear by it!
http://www.uddercream.com/
I get mine at Walmart....
kmcecelia
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12:20 am Nov 14, 2009

By the way, anyone have a great hand lotion that they use before stitching? I have dry skin and need lotion but don't want to get anything on my stitching.

3M makes a great lotion called Nexcare. The stuff I have is "Advanced Hand Cream" for "extremely dry, chapped or cracked skin"--if I don't use something, my hands end up looking and feeling like lizards. Anyway, a little of it goes a really long way. Best stuff I've found, including the "udderly smooth" lotion.

Kathleen
gillsuth7s
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3:36 am Nov 14, 2009

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I do forward the order confirmations to DH, so he knows what he got me Smile


I like to wrap the things up, then open them when he's around with a great show of surprise and delight.


Very Happy I buy the thing wanted, show it to himself, say how much it cost me, then say here's my christmas/birthday/being clever/passing my exam present, then rely on him to cough up the money. If I leave present ideas to him I get boring stuff, like a new mobile phone with bells and whistles, when I don't use 9 out of 10 functions on the thing I've got already. Handcream...I have skin problems too, and find that the expensive and alleged special products do no more good than good old Nivea Creme...a whole lot cheaper, and excellent stuff besides, plus the smell is nostalgic. Its emollient quality is such that a small amount is needed and is quickly absorbed.

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