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Topic: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED; MAIL BY 2/6/2010)  (Read 92260 times)
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« Reply #1410 on: January 29, 2010 02:59:09 PM »

OK, this is a new one for me.  My face is bleeding!  I got cut by ice in the wind!  It sliced me just above where my scarf covers.  So weird!  The wind is BLOWING the snow and pieces of sharp ice. 

Watch the Weather Channel.  When you see Adam Berg reporting from Blytheville, AR, that's us.  Or, go to http://www.weather.com, click to watch the video labelled "Live:  Sleet, snow, ice."
They are set up on the access road by a cotton field at the exit 67 ramp off of I55 by the Walmart a little less than 2 miles from me.  Cracks me up to no end that we are national news.  LOLOLOL

When we look outside, all we see is WHITE.  Very narrow visibility.  I wonder if this is what blizzard snow looks like for the people up north?  It's thick like a heavy thunderstorm's rain, and it's blowing sideways in the wind.  Weird.  I bet people in places like MT and Alberta are laughing at us, but this is just plain weird for this part of the country.

It took over 30 minutes to get my car usable.  It was encased in a layer of ice like the candy shell of an M&M.  Ugh!

I had to cut my errand running short and pick up my son from his playdate early because it was becoming too dangerous to drive because of the low visibility. 

My mom said she saw our mayor on the national news.  I told her, "Mama, Barrett's gonna get his face on the news as much as he can, now, because he just announced a Senate run."  LOLOL

Hope we keep power overnight.  Questionable. 

We are Southerners!  We're not supposed to have winter weather like this!  LOLOL  We are definitely winter wimps. 

It's pretty to watch from the window, but it sucks to be outside in it.  Freakin stings!
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« Reply #1411 on: January 29, 2010 03:19:22 PM »

Hello lovely ladies!  Smiley  I'd just like to give a gentle reminder to everyone to try to stay on topic here.  I know we're a chatty bunch and there's a lot that falls under the heading of 'frugal' and 'crafting', but I know people are having a bit of a time at keeping up with just the frugal crafting discussion.

Thank you so much and I am so excited to see more awesome packages!
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« Reply #1412 on: January 29, 2010 07:50:20 PM »

Oh so happy, have spent the evening making goodies for my partner. Smiley BUUUUUTTTT, every time I brought out a new batch of ________ to let my husband see, he would take it and say..."Oh wow, I would like to use some of that" LOL
So back to the beginning....LOL and make some more for hubby.

Finally on the last batch of ___________ I just made enough for my partner, us and then a few extras for gifts. Wink
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« Reply #1413 on: January 29, 2010 08:52:25 PM »

Just checking in!  I'm hoping to finish this weekend, but I'm kind of split on what I'm doing for the medium...
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« Reply #1414 on: January 29, 2010 08:54:08 PM »

Alright, ladies, question for you.

My brother's birthday is coming up (22), and I need ideas for a frugal gift. He's a musician who plays drums like a madman, plays guitar, and to top it all off, produces other bands. He's starting a new job as a dispatcher for the sherriff's department. He's got feet the size of Canada. He's the type of guy who's particular about his clothes 80% of the time. He's getting married in May. Since he can't cook to save his life, I was going to go with at least one food item, but I'd like to make a little something else to go with it. Any ideas? (BTW, I've exhausted the hat option, unfortunately).

*Sits back and waits eagerly for frugal gems*

For a food craft, if you live close to him maybe some freezer meals. You make it and freeze then deliver to him. I wanted to do this for my lifelong bachlor of a brother but we live 3 states away from each other. The frugality, for you, of this depends on whats on sale in your area but who are we kidding he doesn't know if that meal equates to a buy one get one.

A band/music themed organizer. You could buy a cheap one and modify it for him.

Swap update. Crafting wise I'm done but I want to gather some other things and print some stuff out. Should be sending on time with no problem.
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« Reply #1415 on: January 30, 2010 06:54:47 AM »

I have gotten a start on my items.... this is good. Hopefully they'll be done by Friday. They'd better be - I've got a bleeding wedding to attend.
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« Reply #1416 on: January 30, 2010 09:32:52 AM »

They'd better be - I've got a bleeding wedding to attend.

ha, that's how I feel about attending weddings.

I got quite a bit done last night! I finished a set of 3 tiny things and finished another small, and started another something. And found something in my stash that I wanted to send. I'm making soap monday and oven processing it to cut down on the cure time since I'm cutting it close. Hopefully I won't be freaking out when the deadline looms!  Grin  (yeah right!)
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« Reply #1417 on: January 30, 2010 10:22:02 AM »

Well, Thankfully I have nothing going on this weekend (like all the weddings/parties/other nonsense that Ive had to deal with the last few weekends) So I'm dedicating today to crafting for this swap. I currently only have one small done! All of the pictures up in the gallery are making me a little anxious! But have also given me some great ideas.
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« Reply #1418 on: January 30, 2010 01:02:52 PM »

well dh is upstairs finishing the accounts so as of monday morning i will be happily crafting away my days for the lovely holistic knitter! ^_^

i have a small and a medium to finish and some tender loving care to lavish in the process, and will be ready to send!
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« Reply #1419 on: January 30, 2010 06:13:29 PM »

Well, my sewing is finished, whether I am ready or not.

My kiddo asked me what 'that button' did. I told him, 'Terrible things, terrible things'.

Just to prove my point, I switched it. The feed dogs dropped and refuse to come back up. Undecided The arm that props the feed dogs into the upright position has slipped out of its bracket. I can see the problem, I just have not been able to reach it yet.

Better yet? No one in the area fixes sewing machines anymore.  Cry
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