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  1. Karyn
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    It looks fabulous!! I love it.

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    • Rebecca Ando
      December 18, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

      It was all worth it! It looks beautiful!
      Maybe introduce Paul to a quilting fabric cutter, it would have been so easy! LOL
      I can’t tell you how I squealed with laughter!
      Merry Christmas!

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  2. Kathy
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    HAHAHAHAHA – typical male … do it all wrong so services won’t be required again. LOL – I have 3 sons & 1 husband, and ALL do that. LOVE LOVE LOVE the bows, BTW. Sewing was much quicker than painting red stripes on. I’m sure you’ll think of some worthy payback using the jagged red fabric.

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  3. AEKoester
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    Obviously Paul needs a rotary cutter and cutting mat for Christmas. He is so lucky to have you! And the pillows are gorgeous, VERY Christmas-y. I did this with purchased ribbon, yours is infinitely classier.

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    • judy
      December 18, 2013 @ 11:07 am

      This I think would be absolutely side splitting funny Christmas morning to give Paul all sorts of home made instructional manuals and tools/implements for helping ” Great Leader” with projected projects. Or maybe not………. Maybe just some sort of Hernia belt …………hand sewn of course for the next great Kingdom mirror which we all know karma wise awaits you.

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    • Jane Stapp
      January 19, 2018 @ 4:54 pm

      Oh, dear………not a rotary cutter for that man. Can you imagine the blood when he “checks” it to make sure its sharp? On the other hand, you wouldn’t have to buy as much fabric – I think blood-red would be just about the right shade.

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  4. Karen Rainwater
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    I am speechless, really. But, it appears that I might be the first to post, so I wanted to be the first, so I’m posting.

    😀

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  5. Laurie Wanat
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    Ah, yes. Husbands. Even better helpers than cats.

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  6. Karen Rainwater
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    Ah man, I hesitated too long! Now, I’m not the first! 🙁

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  7. Kim
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    Too funny! LOVE the gift-wrapped pillows! I’m glad someone besides me does things the hard way!

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  8. Brenda Schweder
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    1) I’ve decided that I’m going to comment on every post you write that makes me LOLC (laugh-out-loud-cry) . . . no pressure, but I expect that I’ll be posting every week.
    2) The People’s Cat bow makes me giggle.
    3) The People’s Worker badge has me wiping tears off my computer keyboard . . . with a mop!
    4) I’m pretty sure that if we lived near each other, I’d be stalking you for best friend status!
    oxox!
    -b.

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  9. Patricia Hall
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Yes, your sofa is waaaaaaaaaaaaay more Christmassy than mine. In fact, mine still has the same pillows as the rest of the year. Something is clearly wrong here (with me). But, since I’m not a blogger and contractually obligated to have a nicer, cheerier, Christmassier house than everyone else, it’s okay.
    Next year, and yes, we know you will be doing something equally nuts next year, do consider not trying to make your own fabric. Just ponder it briefly before plunging in again.

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    • carolyn atkinson
      December 19, 2013 @ 1:26 am

      Remember, she has not had kids yet!! You have to give her allowances, LOL!

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  10. Laurie
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Yes, that technique has been used quite successfully by the men in my family. You just don’t get in the way of someone on a Christmas decorating “mission.” It’s all the holiday energy focused into a single point and it’s like a laser.

    I do question the wisdom of putting yourself on the Naughty List right before Christmas. Rookie mistake.

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  11. Julie @ Creating This Life
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    Oh my gosh. Laughing so hard. Bless the people’s worker.

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  12. Ruth
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:57 am

    I love you. That is all.
    (except that my son is convinced that you are me. Or I am you. Or something like that)

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  13. Karen @ Dogs Don't Eat Pizza
    December 18, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    Dear Supreme Leader, Your bows look amazing and you had me in stitches (get it? Ha. Fabric humor!). Merry Christmas!

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  14. Rena
    December 18, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    OMG I am so sharing this! Well first let me say “You have found my hubs long lost twin”!! But with all the looks I’m sure your shot his way, this Mother of a project has turned out really Uber Festive! I am in love with your Bows! Applause! Have a Wonderful Christmas.

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  15. Nancy cox
    December 18, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    You crack me up! The part about your mother thinking Paul can do no wrong, girl, I can so relate to! Perfect post and I do love your pillows. I laughed so hard that my husband asked if I were laughing at him which made me laugh even harder.

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  16. blackbird
    December 18, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    I barely survived this post.
    And STILL I haven’t mentioned my word garlands in the dining room. Washi tape is the DEVIL.

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  17. Parnassus
    December 18, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    I still want to know your reasons for hating Ted talks.

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  18. Jolee
    December 18, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    Seriously, there are few writers who can make me cry with laughter. You are one of them. Paul, observing and doing stand up from the door. As if all is right in his world and you are the crazy. When crazy has ensued because of his blatant fabric chopping fail. To make certain that he won’t be asked to help on said project any further. There, I’ll show her how inept I am. Oh my, Victoria. You are beyond entertaining!

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  19. Laura
    December 18, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    My dear, the bows are beyond fabulous. I am absolutely in love with them. Also, it pleases me to no end to know that someone else’s brain works the way mine does.
    Additionally, I’ve decided: you need a biscuit. Move on to baking crafts before you shrink too much and disappear altogether. 😉 Merry Christmas and congratulations on your (basically confirmed) forthcoming triumph of the holiday!

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  20. Nicki Mackenzie
    December 18, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Alas, I, too have a ‘Paul’, but I call mine Jeff. After 40 years, I know, without a doubt, that he is physically/mentally incapable of what he calls ‘fiddly stuff’. Even the kids know he has no capabilities to do the ‘fiddly stuff'( I was the Lego builder, stuff-put-togtherer)! Those ribbon strips woulda looked awesome to my husband, and he woulda clapped Paul on the back for a job well done. I digress-the bows are freakin’ amazing….

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