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1  Re: Garden Supply Swap 2009 in The Swap Gallery by rubytue on: June 02, 2009 03:12:06 PM
My partner said she received about a week ago, so I am going to go ahead and post pictures.  The pictures are my favorite part  Grin

Bucket organizer:

Garden apron and gloves:

Close up of dragonfly:

Copper twirly:

 Dragonfly windchimes

Froggy wall decoration

The other missing package was remailed about two weeks ago.  Still not at its  home  Cry
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2  Re: Garden Supply Swap 2009 in The Swap Gallery by rubytue on: April 05, 2009 04:07:49 PM
Thanks to a nice day, I now have an action shot.   We divided three HUGE something grasses and moved them to a bed we created on the fly.  Trying to do something about this area, it won't grow normal grass, so my hope is this ornamental is like lirope

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3  Re: Garden Supply Swap 2009 in The Swap Gallery by rubytue on: April 05, 2009 06:22:20 AM
Oooh! I love the embroidery!  Excellent skills Smiley  And the windchimes are such a neat idea. All very cool stuff!!

I got my package from gooseegg yesterday! Thank you so much!! It was so much fun to open!  I almost didn't want top open it, she went all out on the box

She made a very cool shirt that I plan to use for gardening. Amazingly, I don't have many around-the-house and yard t-shirts.  I have paint covered t-shirts, which are only used for painting b/c they have the colors from three houses on them Roll Eyes  And I have t-shirt for work.  But I am lacking in the mid-range category.



She also sent some garden gloves that have cool painted fingers, so plant decorators, and some saucers that make a lady bug.  I totally forgot the PM she sent me about putting it together, so the picture shows it apart.   Then my batteries died and I'm lazy, so I don't have a picture together  Embarrassed

And just for fun, the other package I got in the mail.  My last seed order!
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4  Re: Givers and Needers Swap Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by rubytue on: October 03, 2008 06:02:06 PM
My awesome thank you from samiam

A cute bag!  I've been wanting one like this and kept meaning to make one, but never got around to it  Grin

And Zoe got a gift, too!  She found the bandanna pattern I have on my blog and made one for Zoe  Grin

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5  Pirate clothes for my nephew in Costumes: Completed Projects by rubytue on: September 14, 2008 06:38:49 PM
I bought some skull fabric last winter intending to my curtains for my nephew.   Then my SIL said their rental doesn't allow curtain rods and they can't use a tension rod on their windows. Sad  So the other day, I showed her pictures of the fabric and asked why the nephew would like.  She said pajamas, piraterific pajamas.  Woo!  So I got busy with my favorite easy pirate costume pattern (McCalls M4952).

I'm extra proud of this project because it represents a few firsts for me:
(1) my first ever button hole with my button hole attachment.  I used the keyhole version for the drawstring
(ii) My first ever sewing with a fabric requiring a ball-point needle.  It wasn't quite lycra, but was close, and it took a couple missteps and test runs to figure out how to sew it.
(c) The first time I have actually completed a project from a pattern in under 4 hours!!

Unfortunatly, my nephew lives 3000 miles away, so I have no model pictures Sad

Here is the reversible vest:

Vest with sash (not the patten sash, who needs a pattern to sew a sash):

The pants (currently unhemmed, I need to know his hem length)

And a close-up of my button hole
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6  Re: Let's see your sewing machine!! in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by rubytue on: August 29, 2008 03:54:31 PM
Oh happy days!!

Atti is home today!  She is still sitting in the workshop, but I couldn't wait to post pictures.

She was binding a bit when I picked her up, but Mr Ruby and I spent about an hour taking her apart, cleaning out 50 years of gunk, and oiling anything and everything that moves.  Now she is moving smoothly!  He is going to have to rewire her, and the main power cord had 30+ year old electrical tape and exposed copper.  So I can't use her yet Sad 

I have the manual on order, plus I found an eBay listing with the original tin and some of the attachments.  Yay!! 

I have one problem, though.  She came with her original case, but there is a lot of fuzzy mold in the bottom.  I can't decide if its worth it to try and salvage her original case, or to just chuck it.  Any thoughts?  (I have a picture, but its really gross so I didn't post it)
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7  Results of reading this sub-forum in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by rubytue on: August 25, 2008 08:40:16 PM
I rarely come in here, but last night I looked at all the sewing machine pictures and read a bunch of threads.  I came in here because my Kenmore is acting up and I still can't find a foot that lets me sew anything but a straight stitch.

So what do I do?  Start looking at craigslist.  And what do I find?

She is so cute.  $15.  37 miles away  *swoon*

Yet it solves none of my problems...

And I know I am totally in the wrong place to be talked out of it <grin>
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8  Uneven stitch length? in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by rubytue on: August 24, 2008 05:00:58 PM
Something is up today, I cannot get my sewing machine to sew even stitches.  I've rethread the spool and the bobbin, adjusted with tension, adjusted foot pressure, adjusted stitch length, oiled, used dust-off, and changed needles.  *sigh*  I just had it cleaned and timing adjusted about 4 months ago.  But, in typing this all out, I guess that is the answer.  Anyone else had these issues, and what is usually the  problem?

I don't know if the picture helps, but this is what I mean.  Can you tell how its long on the left (what it was set on, 8 stitches per inch) vs short and bunched up on the right?  I was applying the same pressure throughout the length, and the machine was going the same speed. 

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9  Re: Let's see your sewing machine!! in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by rubytue on: August 24, 2008 04:21:07 PM
This is Kenni.  She is having foot issues right now.  See that dial with all those wonderful stitches?  I can't use any of them   Cry  We are pushing a year and I cannot get a zig zag foot to work anymore., and the latest repair man said there was nothing he could do.  I'm about to take her to another shop.

Mr. Ruby keeps saying I should buy a new one.  But I am convinced I can't get a better machine new for under $500.  If she only worked.  I picked her up for $35 from Goodwill several years ago (before she lost her foot), so I figured I have a couple hundred more in repairs before I give up  Grin
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10  Re: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap R2 (FOCR R2) Shades of Blue Gallery in The Swap Gallery by rubytue on: August 21, 2008 06:10:35 PM
I'm so confused... I posted, but its not here   Huh  Luckily, I could still hit back on my browser and copy what I wrote Smiley

I had to stop checking here this afternoon, for fear of seeing the poppet before I got home *giggle*

My package was waiting when I got home  Grin

I got the wonderfully cute monsters from PhotoJen.  Like everything else, they even cuter in person!

Here they are guarding the window:

I'm trying to decide their perfect home.  On the one hand, our guest room is blue and the craft room loves stuffies.  On the other hand, I have two nephews who have birthdays coming up.  hmmm  Decisions decisions...
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