Monday, December 13, 2010

Giveaway Day

Well, here's living proof that my husband actually reads this blog: For the past week or so, every time I've shown him something I'm working on, he says he thinks it's under-wonked. LOL. Of course, most of the things I show him aren't meant to be wonky, so obviously he must mean that as a compliment. : ) Another time, I showed him a block I had just finished piecing, and he responded by telling me I was "real handy with my iron." That one was courtesy of Monika's comment on this post. (So, see, he even reads all of your comments!)


Anyway, as I'm sure most of you are aware, today is Giveaway Day on Sew Mama Sew. I don't know if I sent my email in time to be included in their links, but what the heck, I'm giving something away anyhow. Better odds for all of you, my loyal followers!

I'm giving away this soft, cozy, delicious bundle of Folksy Flannel fat quarters. Eight fat quarters of Anna Maria Horner goodness. To win, all you have to do is say hi to my husband McLurky here, and suggest some other random quilty terms that he can use to compliment me in equally absurd and out-of-context ways. Because I have to admit, I find it kind of amusing myself. And just to keep things interesting, the hubs will choose the winner. Whatever comment he likes best takes the prize. I can't really give you much advice, other than to say that he's a goof, and he knows nothing about quilting. But he's a well-intentioned goof, and he's MY goof. Also, I can't remember the last time he complained about my fabric purchases. : )

You can comment through midnight, Dec. 17. He will pick a winner on Dec. 18. Happy giveaway day! Hope you all win big!

339 comments:

  1. Gorgeous fabric!
    He could use "your points look good!" wink wink
    Actually, ever since I pointed this out to my hubby he always notices if I my points are sewn over.

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  2. Awesome giveaway! I'm so impressed your husband reads your blog. Every time I mention mine I get a blank stare from my family and then an, "Oh yeah ...."

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  3. It's good that he reads your blog. My hubby just skims through the pictures (only because i've set it to send to his email address everytime I post).

    What he lacks in reading, he makes up for in construction. He doesn't really care about my fabric, but he does like to build shelving to display it :-)

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  4. Hi Mr. McLurky! How wonderful of youto be so sneakily supportive. And never to mention the increasing fabric stash...That is the true sign of a good man!
    How about letting her know that her free motion is making you blush!

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  5. "You weren't fussy when you cut that block"

    Love your blog and what a great giveaway! I'm hosting a giveaway too on my blog so feel free to hop over and enter.
    http://quiltedmagnolia.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love the color combination in those fabrics and HOORAY for husbands reading blogs! My kids read mine but the hubby is not yet on board! ;0)

    Sonja
    sonjagreene(at)veryverdant(dot)com

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  7. Are those pinking shears in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?!

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  8. Mmmm...flannel. I see patchwork pajamas.

    My husband only read my blog when I was away in France last summer. I think he wanted to keep tabs on me and long-distance was too expensive ;)

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  9. Hi Mr Freshly Pieced (XY peep), it is good to know you read the blog and get to see all the quiltalicious things that go on in the quilting world.

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  10. Hi McLurkey! A hot term right now is hexi - use it at your pleasure ;)
    My husband loves the hexi word & also makes up random terms - which can be hilarious!

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  11. wow-impressive! i don't think i *know* anyone who reads my blog :)
    love love love the fabrics!

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  12. That's hysterical. Hello Mr. Lee! You'd like my husband, he likes to comment on random things on my blog to, but only verbally to me - he tried to tell me the other day that it didn't make any sense to make a quilt out of paper...he read a blog entry about the Urban Lattice quilt along that I'm doing (and your wife is too), which uses paper piecing, and he thought I was basically piecing paper together to make some kind of art quilt from it. Seriously!

    Here's a few another funny piece of quilty jargon for you...although wonky is a good one, and under-wonk is even better...bearding. Basically, it's what happens when the batting (the middle part) of a quilt starts to migrate up to the top of the quilt or the bottom, and it looks nasty. You could pick up a quilt around the house, inspect it carefully and say, "Is this quilt bearding?" And you could then chuckle at the chaos that will then ensue. :)

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  13. lol had a blast reading the comments. LOVE the flannel. Unfortunately I can think of nothing funny or cleaver to say. AT least not quilt related. Oh well.

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  14. well; I think your blog is wonderful...I wait to read every day..and having your husband share with you is fantastic. I know I appreciate every little bit of advice that my husband gives me...they have a good mind for the math part of this .....and thank you for the chance in the giveaway....

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  15. Too Funny! I couldn't get my hubby to read mine if I tried! His eyes glaze over when I talk sewing!
    tmsatterwhite@hotmail.com

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  16. Cool blog! I see you have a WIP Wednesday, looking forward to that in future! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Hi Mr. McLurky! How about using seam ripper? My hubby likes to ask if it will work to get me out of my clothes. :)

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  18. Too funny :) Never been here before but will be back again, what a great HUBBY!

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  19. gorgeous gorgous fabrics, I've only just clocked onto AMH. I don't know anyone that reads my blog (maybe noone does!) and my husband certainly doesn't. I've told him about it enough times but he just says he doesn't know what a blog is!

    So, Mr Lurky, how about "I like your stitching in the ditch", or, if you feel like getting lucky "how about some stitching in a ditch tonight, baby?"!!

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  20. What a great giveaway! Thank you! My husband sends your husband this:

    "A man was invited for dinner at a friend's house. Every time the host needed something, he preceded his request to his wife by calling her "My Love", "Darling", "Sweetheart", etc., etc. His friend looked at him and said, "That's really nice after all of these years you've been married to keep saying those little pet names." The host said, "Well, honestly, I've forgotten her name."

    haha!

    OK happy holidays to you and yours. xox

    krencamp(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. My husband likes to tease me me about my stippling, like what do you call this "stiffeling"? ha ha

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  22. Hi, something I always like to hear..."your quilting has a lot of good points!"

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  23. Well hello there Mr McLurky!
    I'm sure your wife likes to get hot and steamy with her iron, and of course, with you too. ;)
    Like you, I know very little about quilting, but I do commend you on not only reading your very talented wife's blog, but also on not making comment on her fabric purchases.

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  24. Hi Mr. McLurky.
    Having someone like your wife must have made you very conversant with quilting as well as with the obsessive nature of this hobby!

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  25. Augh! The pressure to come up with something funny! These comments crack me up. Who knew quilters were so risqué? :)

    I don't think I can top any of them, so if you want to engage in stimulating intellectual conversation you could discuss whether or not a quilt or block would be considered "modern" or "traditional."

    Or to look really deep/sincere/complementary you could say, "Some people might consider that block traditional but with your choice and placement of fabric you have shot it right into the 21st century!"

    I am going to have to come back and have My husband read all the comments too!

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  26. Hi hubby! I always find it amusing when my husband complements me on the colors in a quilt. He will say "oh, I like those reds and blues" as if I made the colors! As you say, he is well-intentioned and sweet as can be.

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  27. "underwonked" -- I love it! As for other terms, how about telling you about matched seams when the seams don't matter.

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  28. that's very sweet of your husband! my fiance likes to compliment me on the size of the quilts. last night i just showed him my latest quilt after i finishe basting it. i held it up for him, and he gasped "wow, it's so big! it's the biggest you've ever done!" thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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  29. Great of your husband. I said something the other day about posting on my blog that I've had for two years and my husband said, "You have a blog?" Ugh!!! Anyways, great giveaway.

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  30. How wonderful that your husband reads your blog! Mine wouldn't even know how to find my blog! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Becky G. in GA

    camelliacottage1@live.com

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  31. LOL! What a fun post and really lovely fabric!

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  32. You're curves are quite pleasing to the eye ;)

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  33. That is so fun that your husband reads your blog. What wonderful support!! Way to go Mr. McLurky, kudos to you!! My husband said this to me the other day and I almost died laughing, it might work out well for you as well? "So was that made with those Fatty Quarts you bought?"

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  34. Hi there, Lurky McLurksAlot! Tell your lovely wife that her piecing skills are beyond compare.

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  35. And a fine how-do-you-do to you, Mr. McLurky! Let's see, you could say something that combines food and quilting (they're my favs anyway!) How about, "Your quilt is like a chocolate sundae with AWESOME sauce on top!"

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  36. My husband likes to tease me by making comments like, "I'm think I'm going to work on my hand stitching tonight" or "I've got to go make a quilt sandwich."

    Cute fabric by the way!

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  37. Hello Mr. McLurky! You can always try "I'm on pins and needles waiting for you."

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  38. Hi Mr. McLurky. Unfortunately I cannot think of anything that you can say. however, I love the fabric!

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  39. Hi Lee's hubs, you can always talk to Mrs. Freshly Pieced about using a flange (a piping effect that peeks out under a binding). Although, with a word like flange, you can make it sound like your speaking medical terms.

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  40. Hi! My husband doesn't even know I have a blog-well I told him at one point but I doubt he remembered!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  41. Aren't you lucky to have a Mr. McLurky! *wave* My husband doesn't read my blog--I think he figures he hears enough about it already. As for a dubious compliment, try "Your seams match beautifully today, honey!"

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  42. Hi Mr McLurky, try, "I see your point, and it is perfect!"

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  43. Hello Mr. McLurky! I like to knit (as well as sew) and my husband always says things like "well, is that knitted or purled" to impress me with his knitting know-how! So you're not the only one whose wife thinks you're a goof :) So for your wife's sewing, you can always compliment how well her seams match!

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  44. Hello Mr McLurky...I hope you're having fun reading all these comments! My Dad recently used the terms 'applique' and 'fusible web' in the same sentence (correctly) and was tickled pink with himself! In fact, he was so pleased he almost fell over...backwards! He's also recently learnt what ric-rac is but doesn't really understand why anyone would buy it!! It helps if you don't say "what are you going to use that for?" every time a new piece of fabric comes home or a new project is started!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Hello Mr. McLurky! How amazingly great of you to pay attention to your wife's passions and consequent blog. You can always compliment on her angles. Saying something like "Wow honey! Your angles look amazing! Not an obtuse angle in sight!!"

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  46. Bobbin. My husband always chuckles when I say bobbin.

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  47. LOL. Hi, Mr. McLurky. My hubby is a goof, too, but of the silliest kind imaginable. Last night he called his brother to announce that we were having spagotti and metballs for dinner. (Past tense spaGETti and MEETballs, since they were leftovers.) So, Mr. McLurky, I know these puns arre not very usable for blogging, but that is perhaps their saving grace. We're always good for adding some ridiculity!

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  48. Ooooh what a great giveaway! And husbands who try to impress their wives with compliments are greatly appreciated. Mine compliments me but he leaves out the big words. LOL. So next time your wife has is finished quilting - tell her that her meandering skills are great - especially if she has made lots of straight lines. That'll be a hit!

    Hugs from Kirsten in cold Oslo. I need the flanell to insulate my sewing room, purty please mister McLurky!

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  49. Well, not to be vulgar but...
    in Dutch "naaien" is the translation for the word sew... but it also means "to make love" so he can just start using the word "sew" when he's feeling frisky but wants to have a secret code word with you... hehehe.

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  50. Hi McLurkey! How about complimenting her on her seams. Say, "Never in my wildest dreams did i imagine i would find a girl with such perfect quarter inch seams. I am in awe of your accuracy."

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  51. Hello Mr. McLurkey! Is that sort of like Mr. McTurkey? I hope not. My hubs does not read my blog. Or at least I don't think he does. Maybe he's just being a McTurkey, oh, I mean a McLurkey. Next time, he could compliment you on you perfect prairie points. Alliteration and euphemism in one.

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  52. Hi hubby :)

    Next time you can compliment her on eye for detail.

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  53. Ola McLurkey! The term my husband likes to use to describe my choice in fabrics is "that's girly". Now what "that's girly" is, is beyond me. Sometimes it seems like every fabric I like is "that's girly", other days it's every thing I pick out that isn't from French General, and other days it's anything with flowers, or animals, or anything not striped. Oh and sometimes a particular solid brings on the comment "that's girly" - Kona's Sweet Pea is one such colour most days. Though he loves Eggplant and that isn't girly...yet.

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  54. Congrats Mr McLurky on using quilting terms. My husband's go to word is great but he does give a lot of feedback on colors.

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  55. Wow. I'm sure my husband has never read my blog. Very impressive. I think YOUR husband could make great use of some of the pre-cut names -- honey buns, jelly rolls, layer cakes, sweet rolls. I'm sure he could be creative with those enough to make you laugh.

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  56. Hi Mr. McLurky! I think it's fabulous that you read Lee's blog. My husband reads mine too and it's actually pretty flattering that he does that. I appreciate that he is interested in my hobbies. I am wracking my brain for quilty ideas though. Nothing is coming. I'm just thinking about how much I'd want that fabric in my stash...

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  57. I am not clever with my quilting terms. Perhaps some play on "you're a piece of work" (because of piecing, see?)... perhaps not.

    corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

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  58. Hi Mr. Freshly Pieced! Whatever you do, DON'T tell her she needs more batting LOL!

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  59. Hey Mr. McLurky! I'm new to quilting, but everywhere I look people are talking about "fussy" cutting.

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  60. hahah idk very many terms in quilting yet.
    Maybe fat quarters...? that seems like it could be taken out of context many ways. :P

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  61. Hi hubby. How about your SEW beautiful

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  62. Well hello Mr. McLurky! Been down the Drunkard's Path lately?

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  63. Hi, Mr. McLurky!

    My fella likes to comment about my "hems" (aka seams.) He could also call you a good baste-er. :)

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  64. OMG this is friggin hilarious Lee! lol I have not read through all the comments... but yeah, quilting can be a dirty job.
    There's cutting and ripping
    and batting and stripping
    and pressing and stacking
    and binding and whacking.
    Ha - it rhymes! CRAZY. Boy are you in for it. Mr. Lee McLurky. lol DO I get to embarrass my husband like this too? hehehe

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  65. Ok, Mr McLurky. You really need to read up on your pastries. My husband works in a different town...and they just happen to have a quilt store! The first time I sent him in for a Turnover; he went in and asked for the 'Pop Tart' that they had on hold for me. Pop tarts?? Seriously??

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  66. Hello Mr. McLurky! It is sweet that you read her blog! Unfortunately my DD (6months old) woke me up 6 times last night so after 15 minutes of trying to think of something witty, I have failed! Thank you for the chance to win some fabulous fabric though! If I won I would make a blanket for DD! She could use a flannel blanket for the Colorado winter!

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  67. Hi, husband McLurky. Whenever your awesome wife makes a quilt block, you should compliment her on how well her corners match up. To make it really genuine, you could say something like, "It isn't wonky or anything!"

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  68. I wanted to replace my broken sewing machine a couple weeks ago and was planning on a small upgrade. Well my husband somehow ended up coming with me and talked me into my dream machine instead because he insisted that I wouldn't feel the need to upgrade sooner this way. He's an auto mechanic and REALLY appreciates quality tools which he kept comparing it to. And every time I feel a little guilty about my fabric purchases he is so super supportive ~ I think he's figured out that happy wife = hubby that's getting lucky tonight :)

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  69. Well I love a man that doesn't mind fabric collecting. My husband never asks what i am going to do with my latest purchases. You don't ask a coin collector to use their coins, or a stamp collector to use their stamps. So he understands that a "stash" is just another word for collection. And as for the addiction part to this hobby. It is neither illegal, immoral or fattening, so no 12 Step program is required.

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  70. hi Mister! so glad you're participating. I don't have any suggestions for you. So sorry :-(

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  71. hahah!! "honey, your curves are pieced to perfection!!" teehee!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    h_freund@hotmail.com

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  72. Such great fabrics! I would love to win them, and make something cozy and cute for my little girl! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sarah
    woodlandrabbit@yahoo.com

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  73. Hi Mr. McLurky! How about "Why are you being so fussy about your cuts?".Thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. Such warm hues - now what could I make?!? Thanks for the chance!
    shutterboo at gmail dot com

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  75. Hi Husband. I'm sure can think of this yourself--but you should tell her that you think she is beautiful. And her quilts are too.

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  76. Hi Mr Mclurky,

    She quilts beyond the ditch, and she thinks outside the bentobox.

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  77. OMG - you guys are HILARIOUS! This makes my Monday. Keep 'em up! : )

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  78. Howdy Mr. McLurky! It's great that you pay such attention! I think this sentence will always give brownie points..."Gee Honey, you have been making so much lately, you must not have any fabric left! Better get to the store!"

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  79. Hello McLurky!

    And this isn't exactly a quilting term (it is a sewing
    term, tho), but I love it as a word.... Shirring. I'm sure you can think of some McFunky ways of using the word!

    jshen37@gmail.com

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  80. Aww, that's so sweet that he even reads the comments!

    I'm sure my husband would have better tips to give, but I do have a funny husband-quilt shop story. When I first got into quilting we were at a store and the owner was talking with me. She mentioned something about basting quilts, and my husband instantly thought of a turkey baster! We explained the term to him, and that set him well on his way to know lots about quilting. I'm always amazing at the details that he picks up just from being around me!

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  81. Hi McLurky!

    My husband asked me the other day what that tool was I was using. I told him it was a seam ripper.

    He told me that that would have been his name if he was one of the Sex Pistols... very punk rock.

    It does sort of fit: Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten, Seam Ripper, etc...

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  82. Hi hubby McLurky! He can always tell others that they wouldn't believe the size of your stash! If they don't quilt they will think it is money!

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  83. Great giveaway - I love these fabrics!

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  84. Hee - very cute that McLurky reads your blog. Does he know there's a whole wonk-related jargon? Re-wonk, under-wonked, wonkify etc. He sounds pretty awesome if he doesn't give you grief about your fabric purchases. I've got one of those ones too. Lucky us!! :)

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  85. Haha, you guys are hilarious!

    Well, my boyfriend knew nothing about sewing before he met me, so he once admitted that he didn't even realize that you sew wrong sides together and than press the seams, flip it over and *then* there's your right side! So, if your very supportive husband can commend your ability to perform magic by flipping your fabrics inside out, forwards and backwards, I think that's support enough:)

    Thanks so much for your giveaway! Happy holidays and have a great new year:)

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  86. McLurky try: I'm biased, but I think your binding is perfect!

    Great giveaway. And the most fun comments to read of all the giveaways I've been to yet.

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  87. Hello fellow Wisconsin-ite & Mr. McLurky...
    How about "nice backing, baby!" hehehe.

    Great fabrics! Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    av_valley(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  88. I sincerely doubt that my sweetheart reads _my_ blog! He gets major 'brownie points' for just reading. :)

    Cozy flannel fat quarters sound wonderful to me - not having to deal with Wisconsin levels of cold (yet!) this winter, but Maryland is cold enough for me at the moment. (shiver)

    :) Linda

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  89. Hey there! I don't know many quilt terms, I say make them up!

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  90. Mr. McLurkersons, I think one of the funniest sewing/quilting terms out there right now is "mug rug". I'm not sure what it is specifically about this term that sounds lascivious (sort of sounds like a lesbian sex act), but I always feel deliciously lewd when I say it.

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  91. Hi! How fun. I had someone tell me once that something I was making was "chicken lickin' " hahahaha.

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  92. My husband thinks it's hilarious that there are "stripping" books out there for quilters.

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  93. my husband reads my blog, too. he's more into the stats, though. "i saw you've gotten 32 page views since i last checked. good job!" haha.

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  94. He's totally awesome for even saying the word wonked!! He's a keeper!

    Years ago, my husband gave me a funny look the first time when I said the quilt needs to be stippled... (rhymes with...) Sorry, please forgive the colorful comment, but it's true.

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  95. Mr. McLurky, Hello! I wish I had some quilting term to share, but alas, I am brand new. I had to ask what fussy cut meant the other day. I have no quilt related terms. My use of the term wonky comes from Abby on NCIS. Underwonked, is a new one to me. From my impression, when talking to a quilter, just use a lot of acronyms. You're bound to find one to impress.

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  96. Hi there, Mr. McLurky! My favorite term is WOMMBAT.
    Waste Of Money, Material, Batting And Time.
    I hate it when I make those, especially when I was hoping for something extra good!

    Thanks for the giggle, and the giveaway!

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  97. Hello Mr McLurky! I was thnking that if you are totally lost for words at some patchwork antic, the phrase'patch-tastic' should cover most situations.

    stashavalanche[at]gmail[dot]com

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  98. Mr. McLurky, if you see a quilt that you like just tell your dear wife "That's a manly quilt." In a pinch you can say "awesome colors" or "that quilt would win first place" or "Wow, your points are crisp.". All you need to remember is to say something really, really nice, look your sweetheart straight in the eyes, and grin a huge grin. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  99. Dear Mr. McL: Wow, what a husband you are!! I dub you His Quiltiness! Would love to win this giveaway. What's not to love: Anna Maria Horner and flannel! What a combo!!

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  100. How about wispering sweet selvages in her ear? I'm sure it will leave your wife all hot and bothered! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  101. Oh dear...I'm so not witty...this will very likely not result in me getting a prize!

    First, Hi to hubby! I am amazed when dh's read our blogs. My husband says he reads to find out what's going on in my life...hey...he could just ask! =)

    So since I don't really know much about quilting...terms or other...I'm really at a loss here...

    Maybe he could just say, "Hun, that's lovely! You're amazing...where did you ever learn to do so many creative things! I wish I could be a little more like you. Would you mind showing me how to do that sometime? I mean, you take interest in what I do, so sure, I'd love to learn!"

    Have a great one!=)

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  102. My husband is really supportive when I am making something fo him. And he told all of his friends that he can now sew as well. Even if it is only straight lines. His comment: "well, I m a straight guy after all."
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  103. I don't know many sewing terms myself, being new to sewing. So I will share a supportive husband story. As I finished the 11th out of 12 step for a complicated apron I was sewing for a gift, I realized that I had sewed the top of the apron to bottom in a folded up mess! The stitches were so small that I was making it no were with my seam ripper. I couldn't get emotional support from my husband because he was outside playing basketball. My husband came inside and found me hid under the covers and crying about how I had to sewing a whole new apron. He sat down in front of the football game and ripped out the seams for me in 10 minutes! My hero!

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  104. Ok husband of Lee, this is coming to you from a fabric addicted, stay at home mother of 3.5 yr old and 17 month old girls... if I started to talk quilting details with my husband he'd probably come back with something like: "basting, I thought that was what you did to the turkey?!"

    Best,
    liz@mommysaidsew.com

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  105. I love it! My husband reads my blog too (I set it up to email him new posts) but he definitely doesn't read the comments.

    For Mr. McLurkypants... I'm not sure what to tell you, I don't think I can beat the mug rug and fussy-cutting comments above :). I personally find the names for different fabric bundles pretty funny - you can start asking "did you make that with your fat quarter/jelly roll/charm pack" to show off your know how.

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  106. Hey ho McLurky, my hubby reads my blog too, but when he want to compliment my quilting he tells me I'm "working the contrast in that one, babe"

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  107. Uhhh....Stitchin quiets the bitchin? Sorry its all that came to mind but u have to admit its pretty good! :) Come on McLurky, pick me! :)

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  108. I love that you call him McLurky. We have a screw ball cat that we call screwby doo - kind of inspired by our daughter's love of scooby doo. A womans stash is never complete, it is an on-going work in progress.

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  109. How about "I've never met anyone who is as talented with a seam ripper!"

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  110. Hey McLurky! My husband just reads my blog to make sure I didn't put any pictures of him up. Weirdo. Who goes to a crafts blog to look at him? Anways.. my 7 year old gave me the best compliment: "I wish I had that yester-night. It was cold" Obviously yesternight is his made up word. He refuses to use the word yesterday when it comes to something past dinner. Because "that doesn't make sense" kid's gotta point. So just tell your wife you wish you had that yesternight. She'll be happy you want to use it! :)
    Amanda
    amandaandandy@yahoo.com

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  111. You should get to know my husband. He new nothing about sewing or quilting when we 1st got together and now I'll be in the sewing room (not to far from his recliner) and he will holler to make sure I'm using the right needle. You should hear him discuss the finer points of sewing with one of my customers. You'll get there. I love it that he is so supportive. He just bought me a new Janome Embrodery machine - he's a keeper.

    http://averagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  112. I'm also a goof who doesn't know much about quilting, but I'm trying to learn... first I have to get the cat to claim a favorite place that isn't my lap...

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  113. Love that seam you just created hon! You sure can make a nice 1/4 inch seam:)

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  114. Hi McLurky! My friend's hub says she looks at Fabric pornography....kinda dirty but ya know....lol

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  115. Hello to your husband! I find husbands of quilters to be both tolerant and confused about a love for fabric that equals some women's love of shoes and handbags! My favorite saying right now (and I want to buy the t shirt that says this!) is "serial quilter"....said a rotary cutter in one hand and a crazy look in the eyes! LOL.

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  116. Hi McLurky...How about telling your wife how much you like her fat quarter?

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  117. Oh dear, be kind McLurky. Creative? I am that. A wordsmith? Not so much. HA! I just read the comment above mine. Fat quarter, har har.
    I'm a big fan of puns, so I would suggest puns based on words like seams and pin. :)

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  118. Well Mr McLurky, good to hear you lurk on your wife's blog. (bad joke...I know).
    My husbands favorite compliment is "It doesn't look like a zombie!" Apparently I shouldn't make kid dolls, they all look like zombies to him.

    mcheaston at gmail dot com

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  119. Your post is cracking me up! =) And hello Mr. Mclurky--hmmm..some random comments huh?...how about "be careful of any rogue pins" you could just throw that in, in passing or how about "bias" as in "those bias edges sure can be a b@*!@(bother)". =) That's the best I've got...my husband and I have more of a "don't ask, don't tell" mentality in regard to fabric. =)

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  120. Hey McLurky. Tell her you love her fat quarters! ;)

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  121. Oh, that's been said. Then, how about you want her to bind you with French double-fold?

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  122. OMGLOL @ Greeneggs's post ^^^ up there.

    I also love the lurky DH. My DH couldn't give a crap about my crafting or sewing or nailpolish, so he doesn't read my blog, but he does lovingly point out all my imperfections. "I love how you cut that flower right down the not the middle ..." LOL.

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  123. My Hubby is an expect on points...he can show me which ones aren't right as soon as I show him something....thanks hubby!
    The comments here are so funny! Thanks for the read!

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  124. Well, I don't have anything brilliant to say. I'm not good at coming up with cheesy puns. If my husband knew some sewing terms, I should get him in here to say a few....I'm sure he could come up with some. Anyway, here's to hoping to win some of that beautiful flannel!! I love AMH's folksy flannel!!

    sales4mp at gmail dot com

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  125. Hey DH! My husband is also a lurky around my blog.
    I don't know many quilting terms but you could say, "Your piecing is so awesome, it makes me want a piece of you!" Woot woot, oh so cheesy.

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  126. Remember Mr. Hubby that the more fabric she gives away the less that is in the house!!! Also, i hope you have a man cave that is equal to or better than the fabric castle in your home :) I will end my comment with BEER!

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  127. Haha - a good term that I love my hubby saying is that my quilt is 'quiltalicious' ...haha! :)

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  128. Hi Mr McLurky. My husband looks...kind of... and just says...That's Grand! We're Irish you see...everything's Grand!

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  129. As long as he isn't accusing you of any fat quarters you are okay!!!!

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  130. Hi McLurky :)

    Hmm...some sort of pun on "bias?" All I'm coming up with are really inappropriate terms, like "strip-piecing" and "binding".
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

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  131. Thanks for the chance to win! (sukie80@gmail.com)

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  132. Fantastic Folksy Flannel Fat Quarters for me, please!

    I'm participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! I hope you have time to stop over and enter my giveaway at homemakerhoney.com

    Merry Christmas!

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  133. Wow, your husband gets to choose? He could say you're hotter than the steaming iron, or your seams are straight... ??

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  134. This is hilarious! So I have a tote bag that says "who you calling' a fat quarter?" Keep that in mind. While it is important to know what a fat quarter IS, it's never a good idea to use that knowledge in relationship to your wife.

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  135. Hello Mr. McLurky!!!
    If you are still reading all of these comments and actually make it to mine...Congratulations. My husband too tries to learn my crafting "buss words". It's cute, but he rarely uses them in their proper context. My advice to you is to use a random method of selecting the winner. This way you won't have to listen to all of us ladies, going on and on about all this nonsense. ;)

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  136. Hi McLurky! Do you think you could coach/mentor my husband? He looked at my blog once and didn't even bother to navigate off the first page. I don't think he even realizes that people can comment! %)

    If you ever notice that the quilter in your life is getting discouraged or stressed out over their latest creation, you could get major points by reminding them that there are a lot of issues that can be resolved if you just check your tension. Bonus points for saying this while rubbing her shoulders!

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  137. Well, hello there Mr.McLurky! I think you could give my husband a few lessons in how to keep a fabricalholic happy. There's probably no such word as that, but I'm sure you know what I mean. Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays!

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  138. Hi Mr. McLurky! He should always, always, always say "Darling, you've been using a lot of fabric lately. Maybe you should buy some more so you don't run out?"

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  139. Hmmm. I am trying to think of something original, but I am coming up with the same old "cute fat quarter bundles" lol

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  141. Greetings Goodsir! Tell her that her "sashing looks dashing" That should do the trick.

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  142. haha!! "You're so square" because if I could really truly sew a square quilt block that wasn't wonky, how great would that be :)

    Desiree
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  143. McLurky, you could always give a "rose of sharon" for flowers.

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  144. McLurky, better than the McRib.

    mandy dot ueda at gmail dot com

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  145. hi McLurky ... you should tell her that her basis is mighty fine!

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  146. I'd say, "Mr. McLurky, maybe you should start your own blog and stop LURKing around your wife's!" Not to be rude, but maybe I'm a little envious! I have to force-feed my posts to my hubby, and afterwards, he says, "That's funny" no matter what it's about. So, you're a lucky gal! Thanks for the giveaway, be sure to visit mine (Kite and String).
    Nancey
    nanceykl@yahoo.com

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  147. Hi Hubby - Sorry, I'm a newby quilter and don't know any of the terms, although I'm learning some of them by reading the comments.

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  148. Hi hubs! My husband does the same thing. But since he doesn't really know anything about quilting he compares them all to something fishing. I don't think my husband reads my blog but if he did he would probably have something funny to say about it.

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  149. Say hello Mr. McLurky!! Tell him you have a date with Jack the Ripper...your seam ripper that is!! He'll be SEW jealous!!
    Thanks for the chance to win your GA!
    Take care!
    Paulette

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  150. oh please pick me! i have been longing for some AMH and would put these to good use.

    ok. how about:

    'your eye for color pairing is positively seductive!'

    a gal always likes to hear, 'you haven't been to the quilting store for a while - don't you think you had better check in there?'

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  151. 'Husband' and 'blog' how on earth could I use those two words in the same sentence apart for this comment! :/

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  152. Nice! Mr. McLurky... I really don't have anything quirky to say, but if you are like my husband you will joke about my seam ripper every time that comes up in conversation. or when your wife asks if you have seen it for the 15th millionth time!

    love the fabric

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  153. Mr. McLurky, Can you come talk to my hubbby about the advantages of knowing what your wife posts online? we have different ideas about what crafts are awesome, so he needs some compliment pointers ;)

    thanks! oh and those fabrics are GORGEOUS!! how did you know what my favorite colors from the flannel collection were? ^_^

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  154. Well I cleaned the toliets today with my hubby's toothbrush.

    :)

    kritta22@hotmail.com

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  155. Hi Mr. McLurky,

    My bf just complimented me on how well my blog was written...don't forget about that. And ice cream never fails in our house :)

    p.s. tell her you are impressed with how straight her top stitching is.

    :)

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  156. Hello Mr. McLurky! How is your wife's "quilty" thing going for her! ;).. Love the colors of the fat quarters!

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  157. what up lurk? hope you aren't one of those craft widows. Kisses ~ kelly

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  158. Hi husband. How about telling your lovely wife she's been very "knotty" lately!

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  159. ok, im betting mr mclurky was not expecting this many comments! i think the next lesson should be abbreviations for designers and their fabric lines...so please, hubby dear, run out and find a little FMF and KJR by DS for your lovely, generous wife!

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  160. i like underwonked. sadly, i'm usually 'unintentionally wonked'.

    my boyfriend asked my once if i scorched my skirt. he meant serged. and only because he knew i bought a new machine, not because he actually knew what serged meant.

    froggy482 at aol dot com

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  161. Well hello there you lovely husband you!!! I have a couple of quotes for you hope you like them!
    1. cheezy compliment
    Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love.
    2. Realistic compliment
    Dull women have immaculate sewing rooms.
    3.smarty pants compliment
    Quilters know all the angles.
    4. sexy quote
    fantastic quilt love, fancy warming up under there!!!
    and this one is for you....
    The one with the most fabric at the end, WINS!
    PS love the flannel fabric x

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  162. That's a fabulous fat quarter bundle!

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  163. HI Husband type person! I am new to quilting and don't really have the lingo down, but I'll share a term that my husband likes to use to describe my sewing every now and then:

    I have a pacemaker that has an upper limit of 170 beats per minute. When my heart gets going that fast, my pacemaker will slow it down. The docs call this "winkerbonking" ... seriously..

    So when I get going to fast sewing something, my husband will say, "you better winkerbonk soon or you'll run out of energy."

    It's a good term to use in a variety of situations actually. :P

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  164. Hi Mr. McLurkey! I don't have any fun quirky terms for you but I'd still like to enter for the giveaway! and kudos to you for taking the time to show interest in something your wife loves!

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  165. Hi Mr McLurky, is that your real name? I'm not gonna teach you how to compliment your wife becos I'm pretty sure you know how already since you're the star of this giveaway. Well, me hubs is a little like you too. Reads my blogs and gives me compliments. Thing is, if the fonts I use bother him, he will modify them! Sometimes my photos on my blog get moved around. Um...any advice for him?

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  166. Hi McLurky!! My husband always leave a comment on how the color fits with me ... as he said that on every color i think i look like a rainbow now ;)

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  167. My bf just stares blankly at me whenever I talk about quilting. Although, I think the last thing he used to describe one was 'bitchin' ... I'll take what I get, lol.

    dnadams[at]gmail[dot]com

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  168. I don't think my hubby even knows what a blog is! He sometimes feigns interest in my projects, but usually in between periods of the hockey game! Sheesh! So even trying to look genuinely interested would be awesome! :)

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  169. Hi Mr. McLurky. I'm impressed, my husband never reads by blog. Hmmm....maybe you could tell her that you are impressed with how even her stitches are..

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  170. i dont have a hubby but i am sure that might be because i am sort of distracted by my slight obsession with fabric! haha and anna marie is BY FAR my favorite designer

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  171. Is your husband REALLY going to read all these comments?

    To him I say "PURPLE MONKEY DISHWASHER!"

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  172. Mclurky. Tell her you want to oil her machine. *wink *wink A woman loves a good tune up.

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  173. Hi Mr. McLurky... How about telling her you like the way she "stacks and whacks"? ;o)

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  174. If my husband was lurking over my shoulder he would have to be doing that in my sewing room. I start shaking when he comes in here (which is rare) because I'm so afraid he will see something I've bought and sneaked in here when he was gone. Seriously, he couldn't help me with my blog if he wanted to do so. I know much more about computers than he does.
    When Mr. Lurky isn't lurking, I'll share with you how I can sound so pitiful when I want some new gadget, and he'll say, "You know I don't care what you buy." LOL

    clarkclay@bellsouth.net

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  175. Hi McLurky! How about complimenting her wicked basting skills...maybe you could submit her to the Guiness Book of World's Record for the fastest safety pinner.

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  176. My husband loves to call me Madam Crafty! He brags about my stuff and then behind closed doors challenges me to a sew off. He has unique color choices but I am the girl with the skills. That is why I am the Madam and he is the joker.

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  177. Thanks for chance to win. He should always compliment the points!!! My husband is entertained by the whole quilting thing, but more than anything he just wants one finished so he can snuggle with it.

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  178. Hello Sir! How about "your piecing looks very square"

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  179. hi mr mclurky!
    i too am a beginner quilter!
    so what can I say?
    cept maybe....give your wife a HUGE KISS....she is doing an amazing job....compared to me who has just picked up my first ever quilt (which I started 7 years ago) and still cannot find time to finish! she rocks!!!

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  180. Hi there Mr. McLurky - You could always ask her to "model" one of her quilts...

    Or you could tell her that you "Moda lawn so she could keep sewing" (mow da lawn...)

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  181. Here's a term for your husband -- tell him there are some "manquilters" lurking about these parts. :-)

    LOVE those flannels -- hope I win!

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  183. Hey there McLurky, you could always dazzle her by calling her "pizza wheel thingy" by it's fancy-schmancy name: a rotary cutter. Just don't use it to cut pizza...
    thanks for the chance to win!
    susanne(dot)ruder(at)gmail(dot)com

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  184. its amazing to have a supportive husband,

    Don't sew a square. go in circles :)

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  185. Hi McLurky

    My parter is really fond of the term 'fat quarter' (in case you haven't com across this one yet it is 1/2 yard of fabric cut in half again to make a mostly square piece) and last weekend he also found out there were fat eights, a facinating momemt for him. Maybe next time some new fabric mail arrives you could point out she has some good looking fat quarters, second thought maybe that won't come out right....

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  186. pretty fabric...would be fun to win!!

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  187. Well hello Mr. McLurky! It is nice to hear about a supportive spouse. Hmmm - maybe your can design the next overly-wonky block?

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  188. i'm not good on lingo, but never say "it's a good idea, but you'll never really make one" cause then your first quilt gets done in a week... :)
    dkburroughs21@aol.com

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  189. Say, "those mitered corners are seexay"! Or how about "did you remember to nest the seam allowances?"

    :)

    Genevieve
    jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

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  190. Great fabrics.Thanks for the chace to win

    violet_bg1@yahoo.co.uk

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  191. Ha ha, I've so got a husband like that too! As for new terms...he can talk to you about your blocks being proportionate (or rather unproportionate) and the proper (or improper) balance of color. I so love love it when my husband talks "artsy" to me ;D

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  192. I thought of something funny to say, but I drew a blank. Truth is your husbands sounds like an amazing, supportive and great guy, you are lucky to have him.

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  193. There's only two types of people who are fanatical about their stashes - drug users and quilters - OK, so maybe that's more of a joke and not so much a compliment, but I thought your hubs might appreciate the goofy humor anyway!

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  194. "Looks like you measured that thing twice before you whacked at it!" I am from the South -- so just take my word that it's a huge compliment! Thanks for participating in Giveaway Day!

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  195. Hi Mr. McLurky! You've got one up on my husband who when I mention my blog says, "you're still doing that?". ahh.. so involved in my hobby.

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