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Monday, December 31, 2007
I love to make..... everything from hats and scarves to sweaters and slippers. have tried most things.
I really want to make...... myself a big comfy sweater with lovely soft yarn
My favorite yarns are..... anything soft i am all about how it feels.
My wish pattern is...... White Lies designs have a beautiful romantic jacket with lacey sleeves done in angora would love to do that.
My favorite hooks or needles are..... bamboo by a long way though a lot of mine are inherited and metal
I really wish I had..... More time
My favorite colors are... pinks, blues, reds, naturals, purples i really like most colors
My hobbies... reading, knitting, cross sticth, sewing, spending time with my family and escaping on occassion with girlfriends for coffee or a margarita!! and my Girl Scouts they take alot of my time. and cooking mostly thai and indian though love to cook most things
My kitchen theme and colors.. black and crome appliances with this all colors look nice
My bathroom theme and colors... cream and shades of purple manly ones of course!!!!
My dislikes.... people who don't do what they say they will, sausages and red heart super saver yarn
My crafts..what I like.... knitting, sewing, cross stitch, like to make soaps and home made spa products and have tried many other things. apart from crochet have not found anything i do not like
My allergies... housework.... no seriuosly i have a mild nut allergy though it does not stop me indulging in favorite treats, m&ms, reeces, and snickers
My favorite pets... we have dogs though sometimes not my favorite, we have a rabbit, and i have a parrot.
My favorite scents... vanilla and anything fruity if i have to be a grown up then fresia, my mother says i'm to old to smell like cake anymore..
My favorite novels or magazines... romance novels will win out everytime they can be trashy quick reads or something with alittle more depth i like them all. magazines, all knitting ones and i like the rachel ray magazine. i also like a magazine called cookie it is aimed at scout parents though it has alot of great fun tips and recipes in it.
Other stuff about me... I hate to be late. and i wish there were more hours in the day
Are you a knitter or crocheter?? both
I love to make..... wrist warmers, but truthfully, anything with cables
I really want to make...... sweaters, specifically aran sweaters because I love all the detail. I just need to find the time to make them.
My favorite yarns are..... anything soft and comfortable. I'm not a yarn snob, I could care less if it's acrylic, although I'm not a fan of yarns that feel 'stiff' or 'sticky' when I'm using them.
My wish pattern is...... anything with cables, preferably, but in more general terms, my favourite things to knit/crochet are hats, scarves, and wrist warmers
My favorite hooks or needles are..... I prefer wood, but I'm starting to love those decorative ones I see in magazines, like with skulls and whatever other decorations they have on them now! funky!
I really wish I had..... time? Cillian Murphy? a million dollars? chocolate? lol, any of those would be great :D
My favorite colors are... I love all colours, although earth tones are my favourite
My hobbies... yarn crafts take up most of my spare time, although I also love reading a good book, cooking (I'm going through an Asian cooking phase atm), and trying to garden.
My kitchen theme and colors.. brown, green
My bathroom theme and colors... my bathroom's a work in progress, so there aren't actual colours set up yet!
My dislikes.... things that are too bland. I know that's vague, but in everything I try to find something that has a bit of character to it. Boring's not my thing!
My crafts... yarn crafts galore!
what I like.... Alfred Hitchcock & Stanley Kubrick movies, scary books, llamas, and anything 'kitchy'/vintage
My allergies... aspirin
My favorite pets... I don't have a favourite pet, although atm I've a cat. I love all animals.
My favorite scents... vanilla, lemongrass, lavender, anything summer-esque
My favorite novels or magazines... well, I'm currently reading a few knitting themed books, but I love a good scary book or mystery. Love knitting and crochet magazines, especially those with funky patterns.
Other stuff about me... hm, let's see - well, I enjoy a good cup of coffee, and that first-cup-in-the-morning ritual for me is quite important. I love functional items that are multipurpose, and yet decorative. I love classic rock, alternative, and punk music. If it's weird and fun, I probably would like that too, whatever it may be. I love gnomes. My favourite season is autumn, especially because of Halloween, but I also love the changing leaves. I love celtic-ish designs. My favourite shows on tv are the CSI's, Law & Order's, and LOST.
That's pretty much it, I can't think of anything else to write. Whoever has me for a swap, if you want to ask me anything else, please feel free to do so!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
I recently joined the swap, and am looking forward to it!
Here's my swap questions and answers (sorry, they're long)! They're also posted on my blog.
My favorite colors... My favorite color is pink (all shades!), but I also like lavender, peach, coral, aqua blue, mint green, and red and burgundy shades. I'm not too fond of purple, bright yellow, or neutrals.
My hobbies... Does eating chocolate count as a hobby? LOL! Seriously though, my hobbies are crochet, loom knitting (rarely though since I learned how to crochet), painting and stenciling wood items, and reading (crochet books/magazines and nonfiction about urban/social issues). I’ve only been crocheting since March, so I can’t do anything beyond beginner/advanced beginner type patterns yet (darn!). I also enjoy gardening.
My kitchen theme and colors... A red & white 1950’s diner theme. I love 50's stuff!
My bathroom theme and colors... A dusty blue, yellow, and white rubber duck theme.
My dislikes... Scratchy yarn (I can’t use that Red Heart Super Saver – too rough)! I also have a really difficult time crocheting with fluffy, furry, novelty yarns. I love them, but just can’t see my stitches in the yarn. I also dislike the "Boye" type crochet hooks - I find that they snag in my stitches. I prefer the "Bates" type hooks.
What I like... I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate! I don’t drink tea or coffee, but I love hot chocolate. I love Italian and Mexican food. My favorite season is spring, and my favorite holiday is Easter. My favorite flower is pansies, but I also love all spring flowers (tulips, crocuses, daffodils, and hyacinths). I love old houses and historic architecture. I'm a true crime stories and history buff. I love jazz music. I always carry a lip balm with me (I have lip balms stashed in my purse, in my desk at work, around my house, etc), because my lips are constantly dry. My husband claims it's all in my head, but that's not true - they really are dry!
My allergies... None, although I have a colon disease, diverticulitis, and have had two major surgeries to repair my colon after it ruptured from the disease, so I’m forever forbidden from eating nuts, popcorn, or seeds…sigh!
My favorite pets... Cats! I have one cat, and my daughter has a hamster (who the cat wants to eat!)
My favorite scents... Rose, lavender, lilac, chamomile, cotton/linen (yes, I know, cotton and linen don't actually have scents, but there's candles, lotion, etc. with those "scents", LOL!), baby powder, vanilla-y birthday cake scent.
Other stuff about me... I work full-time, am a part-time grad student, and am a married mom of two kids.
I'm really looking forward to the swaps!
Are you a knitter or crocheter?? Crocheter
I love to make..... Jewelry and scarves
I really want to make...... fingerless gloves or socks
My favorite yarns are..... I don't have any favorite brands, but I don't really care for acrylic yarn or that fun fur type of yarn.
My wish pattern is...... Anything but a scarf! Socks, gloves, home decorating patterns
My favorite hooks or needles are..... No preference, but I have F-K Boye hooks now
I really wish I had..... Larger hooks (K and up) in wood
My favorite colors are... turquoise or aqua shades, black and white combination
My hobbies... Making jewelry, collage, movies
My kitchen theme and colors.. Pink and toile
My bathroom theme and colors... Light blue and botanical prints
My dislikes.... citrusy colors like yellow, orange, lime green. Rain. Rude people on the bus!
My crafts..what I like.... jewelry, sewing, collage, crochet, stamps. I love buttons, beads, stamps, inks, pretty papers, craft punches....
My allergies... None
My favorite pets... My kitty. But dogs are cool too.
My favorite scents... Jasmine, gardenia, vanilla
My favorite novels or magazines... Craft Magazine, Somerset Studio, Marie Claire Idees, Martha Stewart, Mary Englebreit and other crafty magazines. I like the Harry Potter series and books by Richard Brautigan and Neil Gaiman.
Other stuff about me... I have a mean sweet tooth. I love to explore the city I live in (San Francisco). I love botany and botanical images. I love black and white photography. I live on the beach (the cold, cold beach!).
Hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. Wishing everyone the best in 2008!!!
From: Christine G
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
I apologize, this is _really_ late but work and life has had me tied up recently. I was even surprised to find out at 4:30pm on Christmas Eve that _I_ was hosting the Christmas Eve gathering of my extended family at _5pm_ .....Luckily, I didn't have to cook (I had just gotten home from work and had a cup of tea when I found out) but I did have to scramble to make things "baby proof".
Anyway, thank you, Mary, for all the lovely gifts. What you don't see is the box of Kleenex (for the tissue box cover) as it got used up on Christmas Eve. The cinnamon bun candle looks good enough to eat. And I loved the penguin spoon, pretty cool. The chocolate cookies (from the mix) were gone in a flash.
thanks so much!
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I got this great package from Shawnee. I can't wait to try the needle felting. I have read about it and seen it in magazines, but haven't purchased the supplies. My house is full of angels (a tribute to my son) and a couple of them they are checking out the cool stuff. The card has a bookmark, a holiday cookbook with great ideas and a little holiday soap. Love it, love it, love it! Thanks for the great surprises!
Winner for October is........JOANN
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
See my lovely variety of things I received from Robin? Everything is great. I will make good use of the patterns but, the bag is my favorite in this swap. Have I mentioned that I am a bag fanatic?!? I say this while listening to my new Christmas music..
Thank you for it all, Robin.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
PO Box 1326
Tualatin OR 97062
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
thankyou for a wonderful swap parcel. i love the yarn and pattern and have never done a stocking before so that will be fun. my kids already have dibs on the pasta. i love the note cards always a useful thing to have around, also the sticky notes and fridge pad we seem to go through a lot of those in our house. the pot holder and glove now have a place in my kitchen and look great.
have a very merry christmas and i will keep your husband and all his colleagues in our prayers this year.
I received my package from Kristie on Monday during our power outage. It was a very nice surprise in the dark. We just got our power back and are busy working on clean up to get ready for the snow storm. I will upload pics and update this post by the weekend. Have a great day!
It such a lovely package too:
2 skeins of red Heart soft in red & green
2 craft trim in yellow & blue w/yarn needle
1 skein of ribbon yarn
1 pkg of split ring markers
Clover #8 circulars
Bates #8 dpns
Peppermint scented (red & white) bath
3 lovely scented candles
3 books ~ Believe in yourself, The Angels of Morgan Hill & Knit Christmas Stockings
1 bag of Cacao Reserve by Hersey mixture
1 box of Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane tea
1 can of Harry & David's Chocolate hot cocoa ~ red raspberry milk chocolate
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Joelle, I'm your Swap Partner and your package should be arriving either tomorrow or Friday.
I do apologize because your card fell out of the package so I had to mail it for you. With the way mail travels these days I'm sure the package will arrive way before your card!
I hope you enjoy everything and my BEST wishes for a wonderful Holiday!
Your December Swap Partner,
* Phyllis *
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
There is 5 skeins of yarn in the richest fall colors, a mug, candles, fall decorations, cupcake/cookie stencils, cute turkey cups, and a holiday hand towel.
There are also the most adorable buttons that I can't wait to find a project for!
Come visit my blog for more pictures!
Thank you Charity ! It is a great package!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Ladies, it was stuffed to the brim with yarn and other goodies. I have some pictures to upload, too, but will try to describe. I now own EIGHT skeins of autumn-colored wool yarn along with a pattern from a great magazine to make an amazing fall felted table runner. Laurie also included another creative magazine, CrochetToday, for lovely winter goodies. I also have two beautiful handmade potholders that go perfectly with my kitchen, year round, plus fall recipe cards and napkins. Add to all this rubber stamps and an adorable scarecrow magnet and THAT is my amazing November Decoration Kit. Oh, I almost forget the cutest part -- macaronis shaped like little turkeys and a handwritten note describing Laurie's holiday traditions.
Thank you so much, my darlin'!!
Monday, December 3, 2007
Its that time again ladies! December is here and its the end of the year. Try and get your packages out early before the holidays approach so your partner gets her package in December.
So here is the line-up:
- Debb ..........Phyllis
- Laurie C.....Kristie W
- Kristie W....Dawn T
- Dawn T.......Mary B
- Mary B........Robin
- Judith.........Dawn A
- Dawn A.......Monique
- Monique ....Judy B
- Judy B.......Shanda
- Shanda.......Laurie C
***Be sure and read what you are to send your partners this month....don't forget your written note on your "Christmas Traditions"
- A pattern for a Christmas decoration [Santa, tree,ornament,ect]
- Enough yarn for the project
- All the notions needed to complete the project
- Something red and white
- Some Christmas goodies or candy
- A Christmas card [bought or handmade] or Christmas CD
- A note with your family "Christmas Traditions" you do at your house [tell how you exchange gifts, tell stories,watch a certain movie, play games, ect]
Friday, November 30, 2007
Hobbies: Knitting, playing with my cats
Kitchen: It's all white, very easy. Everything goes.
Bathroom: Deep pink & green / neutral & rose
My dislikes: mean people
My crafts: knitting! I've done several afgans but now I'm doing socks & scarves. I always have several projects going at the same time.
Favorite pets: I have 2 beautiful cats: Sunny (orange) & Beauty Baby (tortoise). Actually, I love all animals.
Favorite scents: Chocolate, coffee, anything yummy
Other Stuff: My favorite pastime of late is to go to a LYS and sit, chat & knit. I love seeing other people's projects and learning new techniques.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Shawnee wisely knew I would not have the time to make the project for Thanksgiving in time. How she knew I had 2 Thanksgiving dinners to cook, a bake sale fundraiser to run as well as meet deadlines at work, I have no clue. But I did and her generous package arrived after Thanksgiving, giving me a whole year to work on it. I received this last Friday but this is the first chance I had to post anything. I think I will applique some leaves or maybe stamp some leaves on the apron. Believe it or no, the thin mints did manage to make it to the photo shoot. The potholders (one silicone, one made like an acorn) are really cool.
Thanks so much, Shawnee!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
So after our camera is back from repair I will make and post photo's.
Judith send methe most beautiful blue yarn, a great patterns book and a lovely mug with great tea.
So again, thank you very much Judith and I'm sorry I can't show photo's..
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
- A pattern for a turkey or Thanksgiving decoration [or fall placemats, dishcloth, dish towels, ect]
- Enough yarn for the project
- All the notions needed to complete the project [needles or hook,stitch markers, ect]
- An apron
- 2 Pot Holders
- Some Thanksgiving goodies or candy
- A writen note about your household "Thanksgiving Traditions" that you do with your family every year.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
These goodies came form JoAnn. I don't think you can see all of the prezzies, so here's what I got: A Thanksgiving guest towel, chocolate caramel tea, Halloween pencils, 3 skeins of Paton yarn, the November / December iddue of "Paul Deen" magazine, 3 crochet hooks, candy (a few pieces didn't make it to the photo shoot;)), vanilla tea lights, a tapresty bag, _4_ crochet books, leave garland and a vanilla scented vaccum cleaning bag. Oh, and some kleenex because who dosen't need kleenex in this crazy weather we're having here in Maryland.
Thank you so much, JoAnn
Saturday, November 10, 2007
I have also been a scout leader for 3 years and love it, i have recently taken my scouting to new level by joining the service team and being more involved at an adult level. Though my passion is working with the girls.
am looking forward to swapping with you all and hopefully making some like minded friends.
Kristie's Wish List
My favorite colors, blue, red, black, and naturals.
My hobbies... reading ( mostly romance)knitting, cross stitch, girl scouts, coffe, chocolate, wine
My kitchen theme and colors.. no real theme though clean and tidy would be nice....
My bathroom theme and colors... deep purples with cream accents
My dislikes.... sausages. and people who say they will do something then don't
My crafts..what I like.... Knitting, cross stitch, reading (alot, never with out book in hand) i have tried just about everything and have not found one thing i do not like. However do not seem to be able to get head around crochet...
My allergies... pine nuts and house work...
My favorite pets... dogs, rabbits and parrots
My favorite scents... vanilla and fresia
Other stuff about me... I like to meet new people and pen pal i love to read and spend alot of time doing things with my 3 children
Friday, November 9, 2007
- My favorite colors, blue, red, black, and naturals.
- My hobbies... reading ( mostly romance)knitting, cross stitch, girl scouts, coffe, chocolate, wine
- My kitchen theme and colors.. no real theme though clean and tidy would be nice....
- My bathroom theme and colors... deep purples with cream accents
- My dislikes.... sausages. and people who say they will do something then don't
- My crafts..what I like....
- My allergies... pine nuts and house work...
- My favorite pets... dogs, rabbits and parrots
- My favorite scents... vanilla and fresia
- Other stuff about me... I like to meet new people and pen pal i love to read and spend alot of time doing things with my 3 children
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Also a cute loaf pan, candles(love the apple strudel one especially), some tic tacs, great recipes, memo pad, circular needle to go with the patterns for hat and scarf she sent, and some Sugar and Cream cotton in a pretty color.
Also received these gorgeous stitch markers which she made. Aren't they pretty.
Thank you again Dorothy! I really enjoyed this package!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Get ready for the November Swap Ladies! Be sure to read up on what is to be in your packages. If anyone has not received or heard from their partner please email me..
Be sure to cast your votes for the October package and also let me know if you have not received or heard from your partner.
Thank you, Debb, for such a wonderful package, and for hosting this swap!