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vestabula
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Poor Marlee has been complaining about her couch for months. She is now going to use BILLY MAYS SUPER GLUE on it to secure the cushions and pillows to the frame.  This couch of hers can only add to her fibro frustration and if this magical glue does not work, there is a good chance she will set in on fire or take a chain saw to it.  Then she will have to set her poor fibro bones on the floor.  I think each one of us should contribute a piece of our sofa or chairs to her and she can put the pieces together and have something to sit on.  Of course, it will look like something from the movie Deliverence but every time she plops down on it, she will think of us and shed a tear from our generosity.
 
I am contributing the leg off a chair that falls over every time I slam a cupboard door.  It is a lovely faux oak veneer with a few hunks chewed out of it from a teething dog but it's a start.
 
Save Marlee and give, give give.  You never know when you might have to ask her for money.
 
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   Posted 2/2/2009 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll donate the cushion off the chair Roary has sprayed about 2,000 times.  I have used Nature's Miracle for Cats on it so it doesn't smell too badly now.  It is soft and somewhat cushy but it was softer before the cats ripped the seam and took out some of the stuffing.  But don't worry, Marlee dear, I did sew it back up but had to use brown thread on the burgandy cushion since I don't know where I put my sewing basket...fibro fog, you know.  You can put a throw over it and no one will be able to tell it has these problems...especially if they have a head cold.
 
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   Posted 2/2/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, please take the base/bottom of mine to use with the fine fragrant cushion from Sherrine. I think a few springs are still in good shape inspite of the years of children jumping on it. The cover though on the springs might need a lil' touch up to hold back a few good springs....the fabric on the outside of the frame is a beautiful bright red....boarding on orange, but you may not notice the brightness of it in some areas due to all the cat scrathes that have worn out the fabric, for that I apologize. But you are so welcome to using this part of my couch. :-)

Take care,
Hugs,
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   Posted 2/2/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee,
 
I will donate an arm off of my love seat.  Dharma lays on it and will be happy to give it up being there is another one.  Dharma is my german shepard.  The color is hunter green, it will be a nice contrast with the other colors.  Your couch will be called "the fruit salad" because of all of the wonderful colors.  Being that you are so generous, can I borrow some money? LOL... Somebody mentioned that if we do this, you might loan us money.
 
Have a great day,
 
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   Posted 2/2/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
~Sherrine whispering~ Karen, you have to wait until Marlee has assembled the couch and has fallen in love with its' looks and smell.  THEN we ask her for money.  This way we can get more out of her!  Shhhhh.... 
 
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 2/2/2009 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
i will gladly donate a cushion off of the yellow chair that nobody but our husky ever sits in. granted, our husky is a serious butt chewer and as such gives off an odor similar to that of stale fritos, but! the cushion has been sprayed with fabreeze over a gazillion times, so you only get the stale chip stench if you smell really, really close. or if it gets too hot out. other than that, you're good!
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leemadd
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   Posted 2/2/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
You may have the back of my sofa it has a staple that has no end to it it has scratched the chairrail behind it and no matter how many times I cut the end of the staple off it comes back. My hubby and I have tried to pull the whole thing out with plyers and it will not come out in a whole peace. It is very frustrating.

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   Posted 2/2/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like this is coming together nicely. Might have to mail a picture of it to IKEA for their spring catalog!

I have several quilt tops I can at least donate one for a throw. One day I'll finish them...honest! I have one that's patriotic...red/white/blue but it's not quite long enough. Hubby bought some line green with these concentric circles all over it. I can piece on some of that to make it longer. May be short on the batting for the inside of the quilt but I can pull out some stuffing from old pillows and put it in there. May be a bit lumpy but after a while it will flatten out.

Hmmm, trying to think of something to use for the back of this quilt. OH, how about another unfinished quilt top. That lime green I'll use on the top ought to wrap around to the back if it's too small. This will be great! I hear your colors are orange and green so I'll add orange buttons for a cool decorative touch. And there's some hot pink rick-rack in the bottom drawer of my sewing cabinet so that would be very nice on the front. OH...I'm getting excited about this project!

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Binki
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   Posted 2/2/2009 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh....I forgot,
I can throw in some nice couple of throw pillows....well they were real nice at one time but they may be a little tattered around the edges. My kids used them often, especially laying out on the floor with friends watchin' movies. So, they have a little tye-dye affect goin' on. The "back ground" color is an orangish color with Dasies....intermixed with the soda and kool-aid stains and what have you. But believe it or not, there is quite a bit of padding still left in them! I bet if I wash them up good with some oxy clean some of the 10 year old stains might come out. :-) I'll let ya know in a while....I got to pick all the crusties off first. Ya, know cookies, popcorn, food in general (I think). Til then.....

Lori :-)
 


vestabula
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   Posted 2/2/2009 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   

I feel so cheap with all the wonderful donations the rest of you have come up with.  A chair leg...what was I thinking, especially if I want money some day.  Okay, Marlee.  This is a sacrifice.  I have a naughahyde sofa cushion from the 70's in my basement that my kids scribbled on with magic marker when they were little.  There are stick figures and just some scribbling...very cool and rad.  The Hubby thought it was the perfect item to throw on the cement floor where the upstairs toilet sometimes leaks, as this cushion is indestructable and waterproof.  You may have it.  Gee...can I part with it...Oh...what the heck.   It's yours.  The color is a lovely shade of faded yellow...sort of like duck pee.

Don't thank me...the pleasure is all mine.  Enjoy.

Huggies

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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/2/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Gee you are all so generous with the junk you want to get rid of, thanks. devil
 
Billy Mays does not tell you that this stuff smells worse than model glue use to smell and one whiff gives you a headache, makes you lightheaded and it is highly flammable. skull It didn't work cause I couldn't put enough pressure on the pillow and Ken just sit and watched me shaking his head. He tends to do that when I'm doing something that he knows isn't going to work. He told me not to ruin it and we can give it away, oops. The sad thing is I just bought this couch a year ago and I wanted to send it back and he is the one that said there was nothing wrong with it and to keep it. Hummm, I never see him sitting on it, wonder why.
 
As much as I appreciate your generousity girls I have come up with another idea to resolve my couch problem. I have a very comfy couch and two loveseats in my living room that have been sit on about 10 times in the past 3 1/2 years. Oh yeah that is how dumb I am, so I'm going to move them in here in the family room and put a slip cover on this couch and loveseat and put them in the living room where they will never be sat on anyway. Now I have to wait for my he-man to be able to help son with moving it all.
 
I'm still a little woozy from the glue. Chutzie you don't have to sew your quilts together just us Mighty Mendit. tongue
 
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   Posted 2/2/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
um.....I've already shipped my 'gift'! What about the rest of you??? Well, when you start receiving all of these lovely donations you might just want to have a yard sale. I'm sure you'd get quite a bit of change from them and gosh...you'll be rolling in the green stuff then. <wink, wink>

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jewelrylady
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   Posted 2/2/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Well Marlee, I think since most will have probably sent their gifts to you already, I will go ahead & send mine also.  You can put it all together before you move everything around in the house.  We can certainly save you from having to do that since you are so woozy from the glue.  And as an added bonus it may save you from a flare.  We just love you so, we have to take care of each other, you know.  So, I am sending the three legs that are left on my sofa in the family room.  My daughter found it at a yard sale & I really do like it.  It was minus 1 leg & so it has been sitting on a square piece of wood until my husband, the woodworker, can make another.  I have had the sofa for about 3 years now so I don't think he is going to do it.  Since Donna gave you 1 this will help to finish your sofa off, as far as legs go.  hmmm!! I hope they are the same height as Donna's.  but if not I am sending the piece of wood as well.  Enjoy, Denise

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   Posted 2/2/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Marlee.. I'm sending you the arm of my loveseat, it's held together by cocker spaniel/golden retvr. slobber and hair.  Be sure not to wash it because the slobber and hair are the only thing keeping it from falling apart.  Its sort of a goldish color, about the same color as the dog hair, so it doesn't really show up until you sit on it and are totally covered with hair. 

I'll include some nose plugs for the Billy Mays glue.


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getting by
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   Posted 2/2/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Marlee,
 
It looks like your new couch is going to be complete.  It has a base, four (or five) legs, two arms and cushions and throw pillows.  Also a cover.  You will have the snazziest couch in the land.  It is all coming together so nice.  I know that you were only trying to be nice when you told us to hold onto our fine pieces of furniture, but we know that you really need this couch.  You should be receiving the parts to assemble soon.
 
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   Posted 2/2/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee,
I wish I'd known you needed a couch. I used Craig's list to TRY to get rid of a Serta, Queen sized Hide a bed Sofa in blue and white tapestry material. This was a $1200 couch that was about 10 years old, but with my daughter living with us, the dust mites in the material were more than she could take. We got a leather one but couldn't have it delivered until I got rid of the sofa bed couch. We had 11, (yup, that's eleven) peeps say they were coming to get it. All NO Shows! We FINALLY got a guy to come look at it and he couldn't take it home fast enough. He was thrilled with it but Sheesh! Can't hardly give good stuff away these days! Everybody wants brand new stuff...

Anyway, with the amount of time it took to get rid of that sofa bed I coulda carried it on my back to your house!!!
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   Posted 2/3/2009 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh gee, Jeannie.  That's a shame.  Those dust mites would have been the finishing touch for Marlee's new couch!  But, I am happy that you were able to give it to someone that needed it and now you have room for your leather sofa.  Good going!  Sorry Marlee that this didn't work out for you.  But, you will have THE most unusual couch on earth.  There will be none like it and, just think....we did this all for you.  I wuv you!
 
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   Posted 2/3/2009 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Well with everyone else's donations Marlee, I thought I better donate something too! It is a dirty brown color rocker/recliner that is about ten years old. I kept it for the spare bedroom that I turned into a gaming room for my 17 yr. old and his friends. They eat and drink their food and pop on it and to this day I don't think I have ever seen any of them use a napkin. The cushioned arms of the chair lift up and there is a place to store magazines, or any projects you might have going on. At the moment I think there is wrappers, sticky empty pop cans, some dirty dishes- but with a little bit of cleaning the areas should be like new again! It even has heat and vibration- how wonderful would that be for the fibro! When you lean back the chair tips over from all the rough housing they do. So when you tip backwards and land on your head Marlee, just think of all the good blood flow there will be to your brain. It will probably help with the fibro fog too. Just my little way of helping out - I know you'll love it!
 
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   Posted 2/3/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Since you have all been so generous I will make a couch out of all your gifts (after all I have the glue to hold it all together) and will put it on my front porch for all to see. When word gets around about my creation I'm sure the Smithsonian will want it to put on display.
 
Anyone want to throw in a has-mat suit for me to wear while making this master piece???
 
Jeannie you could have put your skis on and been here with it in no time if I had known you had it. You know why no one wanted to come and get it don't you, those sofa sleepers weigh about a ton???
 
I'm waiting for your deliveries.
 
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   Posted 2/3/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Marlee...If you put this masterpiece on the porch, make sure you have an old rusty refrigerator and maybe a 30 year old maytag washer to put on either side of your luxurious new couch.  That way you can enjoy the landscape, do your laundry and fix yourself a snack while you relax. Plus they will make lovely end pieces and the whole 'set' will seem symmetrical.  Oh..the envy of your neighbors.  You might have to get a shot gun to keep them from steeling your precious eyesores!

Huggies.

donna

Oh...had to ship the duck pee colored naugahyde cushion by Fed ex.  The post office won't ship hazardous materials through the mail.

 


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   Posted 2/3/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't forget your straw hat and toothpick, either!
 
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   Posted 2/3/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Think I will put a piece of wood on a toilet and use it as a coffee table. Gotta have the bathtub planter in the front yard for curb appeal. devil If I work hard I will have it all done by spring and can sit out there in my robe in the mornings and enjoy my Diet Pepsi. No more hiding on the patio where no one can see me in the mornings.
 
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   Posted 2/3/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, toilets make wonderful planters...along with old tires!  We'll fix your front yard up so it will be a sight to behold.  Golly, isn't it great to have friends that love you that much?  devil
 
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   Posted 2/3/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
But what couch is complete without a surly, independent, psycho cat to sit on it?  Take ours.  devil   PLEASE!  Oh yeah, please have something super soft so Her Royal Majesty can lounge around in ultimate comfort.  You can't expect her to sit just anywhere.  And please keep in mind that the couch is HERS!
 
lol .... we actually call her Psycho   smilewinkgrin
 
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   Posted 2/3/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
The glue does it make you feel better. The staple I mean couch back is already in the mail.. I had it so that you pay for the freight, Its the least you can do since we have all donated some of our most valuable items to your cause.
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