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kmcecelia
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Location: St. Paul, MN
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7:00 pm Dec 18, 2009

Found the mother load of a fabric sale on Ebay last week and ordered way more fabric than I should have. Embarassed Couldn't resist the prices, though Smile
Anyway, it's all starting to come in now, and today the largest amount came--6 large pieces of Aida. Only it smells like it was sprayed with Febreeze or an air freshener before it was all packed, and is really bothering my airwaves and eyes.
Note to self: buyer beware! Then I won't have to spend an entire evening attempting to wash and air out some really strong-smelling fabric. . . Will all be worth it in a few days, though. Finals are (finally!) done, and I just found out that the Gentle Arts Wood Smoke floss I ordered online for my sister's project (the thing she wants done in variegated floss) is on its way. I almost like preparing to begin a project better than actually sewing it. Shocked I know, I'm weird. Rolling Eyes So far, I have enough stuff to keep me busy for at least 20 years Smile

Kathleen
armywife
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11:37 pm Dec 18, 2009

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Originally posted by kmcecelia
Found the mother load of a fabric sale on Ebay last week and ordered way more fabric than I should have. Embarassed Couldn't resist the prices, though Smile
Anyway, it's all starting to come in now, and today the largest amount came--6 large pieces of Aida. Only it smells like it was sprayed with Febreeze or an air freshener before it was all packed, and is really bothering my airwaves and eyes.
Note to self: buyer beware! Then I won't have to spend an entire evening attempting to wash and air out some really strong-smelling fabric. . . Will all be worth it in a few days, though. Finals are (finally!) done, and I just found out that the Gentle Arts Wood Smoke floss I ordered online for my sister's project (the thing she wants done in variegated floss) is on its way. I almost like preparing to begin a project better than actually sewing it. Shocked I know, I'm weird. Rolling Eyes So far, I have enough stuff to keep me busy for at least 20 years Smile

Kathleen


Glad the finals are done! Congrats on that. Good luck with the fabric situation. sounds like you have lots to choose from Very Happy
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gillsuth7s
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Location: Cork, Ireland
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1:30 am Dec 19, 2009

[quote="kmcecelia"]Found the mother load of a fabric sale on Ebay last week and ordered way more fabric than I should have. Embarassed Couldn't resist the prices, though Smile

Kathleen...what are you like?!(British expression)...however, I'm the same...heaps of fabric and not enough time. Stitching Stitching

Well done, girl, on getting the finals out of the way. I'm sure you'll get a good result. So far, my course is going well...first lot of exams done has left me with distinctions (CRIKEY!!!), so I'm pleased with that. You will be bound to have done splendidly(with honours yet, surely). WELL DONE Smile

I have plans to stitch like crazy today on my Castle, and will be trying to get some photos of progress on the go.

Gill Stitching Stitching Stitching
kmcecelia
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10:33 am Dec 19, 2009

Kathleen...what are you like?!(British expression)

Do explain Question That's an expression I've never heard before Smile

Congrats on your own exams--with distinction, no less! Well done Smile Won't know how mine have gone for several weeks yet. Sigh. At least they are all done before the holidays.
I'm planning to sew like mad myself on the last mini I have--hopefully it will be done by Christmas so my sister (not the variegated floss one) has something to open.
There's three of us, all girls & no boys, btw, so pronouns can get confusing around here sometimes Smile

Kathleen Stitching
gillsuth7s
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12:27 pm Dec 19, 2009

[quote="kmcecelia"]Kathleen...what are you like?!(British expression)

Do explain Question That's an expression I've never heard before Smile

Kathleen, hi,

What that phrase means....it's an affectionate way of saying 'he/she's an original/mildy eccentric(not in a mad way, but in a humourous witty way)/offbeat, but asking if there's another like him/her. For instance, if I were to do something considered unusual, or approached a subject or action in an unaccustomed way, you might say 'Gill, what ARE you like woman?'...and you'd have an indulgent smile when saying it.
A long-winded explanation, but that short phrase condenses it all very nicely.

We can, I'm sure, both feel very smug this Christmas when we indulge ourselves by stitching, because we shall both know that we've done well in our exams (my next lot are at Easter...no rest for the wicked! Twisted Evil Rolling Eyes )

Like you, I have two sisters...I'm the baby of the three, although I'm a (young ?! Cool ) grandmother myself, so my mother has done her bit for maternity!

The lads (the Irish call people lads, when using slang...lads for males and lads for ladies, although the expression used to be, when having had a baby, was it a boy or a child?...pick the bones outta that!) including myself, went on a lads night out for our class Christmas end of term jolly last night. The restaurant had double booked us but didn't admit it, saying that we hadn't booked. Since it was not I who booked it, control of the situation was out of my hands (lucky for the restaurant), so we had a high old time trying to get a large party of freezing cold, spruced-up mature (and some youngsters)students into another restaurant...jeepers, what a performance! Long story cut mercifully short...we eventually had our meal, but instead of a 7.30pm start, with lots of comfortable chat and stuff, we finally had our food served at 10.30pm.

I'm now off until 7th Jan, but have some course work to do, which I shall do over this holiday to get it done and handed in first thing when we go back.

Did another microscopic section of my 'Castle' today until the daylight was a bit dodgy. I use 22#, so when I say microscopic, it's no exaggeration, alas Exclamation Working the fingers to the bone, and you need a microscope to see it!!

Cleary crackers, but harmless.

Take care,

Stitching Stitching Stitching Shocked
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