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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    Do you have any tips? I am talking about t-shirt collars here, nothing fancy. I don't understand how to make a strip of fabric, folded over multiple times, follow the curve of the neckline & lie flat! I just have a sewing machine with maybe 10 different stitches, no serger.
    I don't have a serger either. It is all about easing as you pin the pieces together and remember to pin well. I learned to sew on an antique Singer with a single stitch. Sergers aren't neccessary. I would highly recommend getting some practice fabric and binding and play with it until it feels comfortable and you worked out the bugs. I learned the hard way to not use the garment I was making as a place to learn a new technique. I have utmost confidence in you.

    On another matter, there is no reason that you can't throw whole oxtails into the crockpot with stock and veggies. the bones are big and can easily be dealt with as you eat.
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    How exciting! How can you stand to see the box and not beg boyfriend to see whats inside! I would............... but I'm not very patient.

    We're all waiting for the news.................
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    I think I have enough discarded t-shirts to experiment with. First, straight lines, tomorrow, the world! Or curved collars.

    Okay, fine, I'll buy oxtails this week! I'll cook them up in the chicken stock I make from my roasted chicken (I *will* use the crock pot for the broth, so much easier).

    Princess Bride is just the right amount of silliness for Boyfriend & me, I think. He never envisions himself as a dashing hero though, and I don't understand why not!
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    Maybe he's more of an Andre the Giant: right place at the right time.
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    Sewing Knits without a Serger | AllFreeSewing.com

    Check this out. I did a Google search for sewing tshirt collars without a serger and there are lots of websites that address just that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    He never envisions himself as a dashing hero though, and I don't understand why not!
    Have you let him know that you see him as your dashing hero? Positive reinforcement never damaged a relationship!
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    Quote Originally Posted by honeybuns View Post
    Have you let him know that you see him as your dashing hero? Positive reinforcement never damaged a relationship!
    It's true... even if he goes all "Pssssssshshaw, not Me" and denies it... he probably likes to hear it.
    Those little Ego boosts are good for us all.
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    That is exactly how I got my nondemonstrative spouse to become more openly affectionate. I finally realized I didn't have to wait for him to say all the right things but that there was nothing wrong with letting him know how I felt about him.
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    I have started greeting him with things like "handsome" when he comes home from work. Or "How's my hard-working man?" Sometimes, when I'm doing stuff around the apartment, I'll stick my head into the computer room with a random compliment or, "Hey!" "Yeah?" "I love you [[run away]]!" Sometimes I ignore tell him I can't hear him until he runs over to where I am and does the same. Or we'll holler across the apartment to each other like it's something really important (well, it is). "Hey, can you come here for a second? [[approaches]] I love you! That's all!"

    He is seriously handsome, though. I look at celebs I used to find super hot and find the features that are like Boyfriend's. Or I think, "He's no Boyfriend."

    Why am I falling in love with him again? The excitement of engagement, I suppose.

    At some point, I made it a point to always refer to him as a man. I was still using boy, mentally and verbally, and it didn't seem right. I think that has made a difference in how I see him and how I see our relationship growing, too.

    He's gotten more openly affectionate, verbally, over the past several months, but I've definitely seen it grow progressively throughout our relationship. Some of it might just be my perception, in how my mood has improved since going back on 5-HTP. Give and take.

    I think he's an unlikely hero. Those are the best kind.

    All of this is helped by my recently more elevated libido. He notices when I ogle him and it makes both of us laugh because I don't realize I'm doing it (and he does it to me all the time). I'm in a good head space now so that I can appreciate my body, knowing that he appreciates it. He doesn't see any flaw in my stomach or butt, so I don't stress over it.
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    Y'all really do sound like Geek and me. I mean that in the best way possible. It's not all lust, it's not all lovey dovey bullshit, it's a solid house of love built on a foundation of trust and a positive eye sunk deep in friendship. The lust, lovey dovey, and smiles are bricks in the house.
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