Monday, July 12, 2010

I AM ZIPPING AROUND THE INTERNET AS FAST AS I CAN BEFORE IT GOES OUT AGAIN!!

So as I am zipping around trying to catch up on all of your wonderful blogs and do a small post for myself, hoping that tomorrow when I wake up the internet will still be on....Fingers are typing as fast as they can go...hoping that I can get it all in before zip....no more.

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So.....you see all these zippers. I guess you could say I have a zipper fetish....not really. Here in Amerika Samoa they are only 35 to 50 cents a zipper.... The ones in the pack are from the US.

Why am I showing you zippers? Well.....you tell me how many are in this pile and you be the first to guess....I will send you a little something....nothing big because a few weeks ago....I had a whopping 62 dollar postal bill. So I guess you can say, I am zipping my postal wallet.


Notice the little baggies, at one time I tried to be organized putting the same sized zipper in baggies....hummmmmmmm that went by the way side.
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Here they are in the box that I have them in....any guesses yet? I got my Steam a Seam on a roll...

We will see how long it last.



Maybe I spend to much time on my own? When I was visiting my mother, she would give me weird looks....I told her I talk this way when I am alone....it is a habit....anyone looking in on me and see me dancing around with fabric, smelling it, singing, commenting....well....if it wasn't for my husband, I would probably already be in the loony bin......gotta keep that man....I have a few sons that call me a weirdo.....I will have to look out for those ....they will be the first to take me in.

50 comments:

Vicki said...

Barb you always make me laugh so I must be a weirdo too hehehehe. I reckon there is 68 zips all up :)
Hugs
Vicki

Bonnie said...

Hmmmm maybe 57 zippers??? Have ytou thought of making one of those pencil cases that is made all from colored zips the same size? Very cute - love them when the kids have them in class. Will make one myself one day! You've got enough zips to make a few of them!! :)

Lindi said...

47?

Fiesta said...

Barb, you are naturally funny. and what plans do you have for the zippers? I hope you get to keep your internet today. Why does it keep going out?

Tudy said...

96 zippers. I have a few myself. But I sewed clothes for a long time.

Gene Black said...

97 zippers in the pile!

Pat said...

I say 47. Here I now have to go nearly 40 miles to buy all sizes of zippers....so that is one thing you have in AS that is better than what I have here! lol

Crispy said...

I'll hazard a guess (I'm not an expert on piles of zippers) but will say 52.

Crispy

Sherry said...

well I can't wait to see how many zippers you have there I'm guess at 72

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I think there are 27. . . but then my eyes aren't really awake yet!
Have a great day.

The Patch Craft said...

Ok how about 49 does that sound like the number of zips.

luv2quilt2 said...

I have no idea how many it is, but I'll guess 75.

Katie :o) said...

Too funny! A few sons that would be the first to take you in :o)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My guess is 37. And I hear that the postal rates are going up again in January :-( Really puts a damper on sending things through the mail.

joanne lendaro said...

YOU crack me up!! YOu are a funny little bird!! But I love ya!!

I'm gonna guess 117....actually that is what Joey thinks...so I'm going with that. He was walking by the computer so I got him to guess. THis is fun, can't wait to see how far off he is!! This way is is wrong, not me!!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Wow Barb.. what are you going to do with all those zippers? I think I will guess 78.... have a great day..

Mary said...

Ok, you have me hooked. I'll say 72.
I love how you write! You are always so energetic. My husband laughs at me cause I write like I talk. I have to think about my writing when I do my blog sometimes.
Have a great "internet" day.

Kim D. said...

Barb, you are so funny, love your post. I would say there's 72 zippers. I wish I could find zippers for .35 -.50 cents.

SewCalGal said...

I'd take you in anytime! Cute post. I hope your power is up today (more than down).

Are their 72 zippers?

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Susan Entwistle said...

You need zipper projects. And when you find some good ones, let me know :)

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

how about you just send me all those zippers and no one has to count them? i use tons on my capri sun stuff. let's see.......i say 64

kaiolohiakids said...

OK =I will guess 52!

Pat said...

I also collect zippers. I've used them on children's teacher quilts, with buttons, pockets, etc. I also buy the steam a seam by the roll, and like it a lot. While I'am making a comment, I might just as well say 200 zippers. Thank you for sharing, Barb.
Happy Quilting!

amber said...

I think 65

Gerry said...

Barb, you devil you,
my best guess is forty-four zippers.
If I am not correct then you have waaay tooo mannny zippers.
:^) ! ! ! ! !

Where's all the new fabric?????
Yep, your hubby's a keeper.
Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
Gerry

Tracy said...

Well, I'll be the first to HAZARD a guess - if they're all in that shoebox, I figure somewhere around 45 zippers.

I have an ulterior motive here, you know. I'm 'on the hunt' for a really long zipper in pink. Or turquoise. :snerk:

quiltmom said...

My first answer is a pile of them Barb but that is probably not the answer you are looking for- How about 99..
Glad to see that the steam of seam arrived ! How about your die cutters?
Have a zippy day. :D
Warmest regards,
Anna

Ashley said...

84

Sandy said...

I don't know what you are making (?little wallets?).... but with that steam a seam on a roll- something with applique AND a zipper!! LOL-
do you ever use fusible web? I want to make a wallet- and I would like to use the selvedges of fabrics (seems to be quite popular now) thinking of sewing them to the fusible, then ironing....any thoughts? Hope you had agreat shopping trip! Sandy

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I love zippers :) Don't know why but I just love to look through boxes of zippers. I guess you have maybe 45 zippers. That is an amazing price for zippers.

Linda said...

Ok, here's my guess on the number of zippers:125.

Girl, you must be bored! Go buy some of that fabric your husband said you could buy...Have a great day and I hope you internet holds out. Hugs, Lind

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hmmm, I love these games, I am thinking 42!!

Michelle May said...

You're making money bags with all those zippers because you won the lottery and need to put your money somewhere safe. :) Is that it?!
hee,hee,hee.

I'm just as weird as you. Guess that's why we like each other. :)

Hugs!

Nicki Lundeen said...

I nsay there are 52. nlundeen at catt dot com

Jacque said...

Ok I'll bite and guess 28.. your blog just cracks me up.

Peaceful Piecer said...

I saw a cute zipper pouch somewhere on blogland....totally made of zippers......I guess 88

Lindi said...

You have a LOT of zips! lol 62?

Lindi said...

How many guesses am I allowed? lol

65

Melissa said...

AT that price you should bring home a thousand! But for now I'll guess 48.

quiltingnana said...

thanks for the birthday wish!!!

SheilaC said...

49 ???

I am not sure that I even have ONE in my house! hehehe

SheilaC

Julie said...

83 ???

Marcia said...

61 zips

QuiltSue said...

I reckon 73 zips, but what intrigues me is "Why"?

Marie said...

Hey Barb, my mom collected zippers, said you never knew what color you would need-- on that note I would say you have maybe 123 zipps. The starfish quilt is really cute!!Hugs, Marie

Marie said...

Hey Barb, my mom collected zippers, said you never knew what color you would need-- on that note I would say you have maybe 123 zipps. The starfish quilt is really cute!!Hugs, Marie

Karen said...

My guess is 33 zippers. That's a lot of zips.

Sherry said...

I was at work today and my sister brought in a few pairs of pant that needed to be fixed. then she sadi a zipper would have to be fixed I said I know where I can get one I can ask my friend Barb she has many zippers LOL

Judy C said...

Hi Barb,
I'm back mending my knee, doing the physical therapy thing.. my quess is 60 zippers, you don't need to send me a thing if I win, just keep posting!

Barb said...

i'll say 62
are you making zipper flower pins?