Welcome Swappers

This is a Swap Blog where anything goes...We welcome crocheters, knitters, stitchers, all crafters. We will swap books, yarn, pen pal letters, post cards, or anything we desire! So come on in and grab that cup of tea or java and sit a spell and sign up, you'll regret it if you don't!!! It's fun! It's simple! And it's Swap madness!!!!!!!!!!!

Sponsors and Donations

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Monday, December 31, 2007

Kristie's Wish List

Are you a knitter or crocheter?? knitter cannot crochet for all tea in china...
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

my wish list thingy...SaBrina

I'll repost this on my blog too, for whomever gets me for the January swap...

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

Hello from a New Swapper! Laura

Hi Everyone!

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!

Package Received from Phyllis

Thank you Phyllis for all the goodies that you filled my package with. Thanks much .....Joelle

Package Received from Judith


Got your gift it was nice. and Monique's gift is in the mail. Judith got me a sequin chocolate ornament, a little charm to put on my cell phone, a bird craft pin, ymmm the cocoa classic chocolate. A Christmas ornament kit to make, a book about knitting for peace, crochet hook, a beautiful felt purse, plus 3 yellow micro spun yarns. Thanks a lot I love them all. Hope everyone has a Happy New Year. I'm waiting to the pictures to be develop. then I can post them. Dawn A

Jessica's wish list

Hello everyone! I'm very excited to be participating in the January swap. Below is my wish list. Some of this was answered in a previous post, so sorry for the duplication.

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!).

Another New Member


Jennifer is a crocheter and loom knits...she is married and has 3 children!! She loves country cottage and vintage stuff...

Thanks to Dawn for my package!

I received my package from Dawn on Dec. 19th. I received hand written family traditions, menu, and pattern for a turkey tissue cover, candle, soap incense cones, candy, several balls of yarn, a crochet hook, oven mitts, a pot holder and more!! It was a delightful package! Thanks again Dawn! Sorry for posting so late. I was unable to take a picture (no batteries)
Hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. Wishing everyone the best in 2008!!!
Take care.
From: Christine G

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Jo Ann - You package finally went out in the mail today. Sorry for the delay! I hope you like your goodies

Friday, December 28, 2007

Thank you, Mary B!

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!


Another New Swapper

Welcome Jessica
I am 30 years old, have one cat. I can crochet in the beginning to intermediate level range, but don't know how to knit yet. I like making jewelry, collage/mixed media art, simple sewing and other types of crafts. I love to read and to travel. My favorite colors are aqua/turquoise and the combination of black and white. I'm currently redecorating my kitchen with a pink and toile theme (pink walls, toile linens and chairs) and will soon do the same to my living room with damask prints. I love things in any foreign language. I collect fun, cute Japanese toys, but I'm not too into Sanrio. I guess like any girl, I love bath products in anything but cucumber or chocolate scents, and I have a lot of soap now so I don't need much more of that. I love letterpress items like cards, calendars, etc. That's pretty much all I can think of right now!


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Thanks Joelle!

I received a wonderful package from Joelle a while ago and haven't had a moment to post. Thank you so much for the delightful goodies. Timing is perfect. More info and pictures later.

Merry Christmas to all!

Another New Swapper


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thank You Shawnee

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!

Winners of the October and November Photos

Well ladies its that time to announce the winners of the October and November photo contests! It was a really hard decision as the packages are so beautiful from everyone....We really do have a great bunch of swappers. So are you ready gals???? Drum roll please...........

Winner for October is........JOANN

And the winner for November is................ Robin

Lets give our congratulations gals to everyone for all their efforts and making such wonderful packages. We have one more winner for this year. Be sure to post those pictures gals and you could be our next winner.. Prizes will be sent out shortly.
**Also I would like to state that when you receive your prize to please post it for others to see....Please.....

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


have had so much fun with this swap , sign me up for all of next year.


Swap Was Sent to Dawn A.

Dawn this swap went out by priority mail on friday.

I tried to email you but it bounced.


December Swap Received From Robin

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.


November Swap

I am so sorry... I totaly forgot to post this picture and my thank you to Judy B. for my November swap. My favorite is the hand made apron..

Thnk you for everthing, Judy.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Package Received From JoAnn


What a wonderful package I received from Joann....Oh my so many goodies, I was spoiled!!!! Thank you soooo much JoAnn.... first I want to tell you it all came in this pretty roomy Christmas basket, boy I really love it too! And then I want to share what was in it, A big red Christmas stocking with some of these goodies inside, 2 crochet hooks, a cute crochet pattern book, a huge bag of candy kisses that my hubby is already into, another box of candy marshmellow snowman treats, a large skein of white multi-flecked cotton yarn, yum, and 2 other skeins of green yarn, yum yum, the cutest little gingerbread mold to make little candies ot cookies, and I can't wait to make them this weekend, a CD with Christmas music, a cute card with her Christmas traditions, I just love my package! Thank you again!!!!
Crochetoholic Debb

Monday, December 17, 2007

Package on its way!


Your package is on its way!!

Sick Hubby - Thoughts, Prayers and Cards Requested

Just a quick note to ask for good thoughts and prayers for my husband, Mike. He's been in the hospital for over a week with a blood infection that is attacking his right lower leg. More info on the blog I created for him, Updates on Mike. Thanks, my crochet friends! If you have a minute, I know he'd enjoy a get well card:

Mike Halligan
PO Box 1326
Tualatin OR 97062

Thanks, Shawnee

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Your package is on its way. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it toether for you.


Friday, December 14, 2007

Package sent to Joelle

Joelle, I got a delivery confirmation that my swap package was delivered to you on Wednesday. I hope you did in fact receive it. Please just give a note to let me know.


* Phyllis *

Thursday, December 13, 2007

package received

Laurie ,

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.


~ My Package ~

Hi all,

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!

Update: Here are pics of my package from Kristie (sorry about the misspelling :D)

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's Package

I FINALLY found out where to post a new message!

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

Missing picture

Hope this picture shows up! Thanks again Charity
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Thank You Charity!

I received this package this weekend from Charity for the Nov Swap. It was delayed due to postal issues but was so worth the wait! You can see the cute apron she made me in the background, can't wait to wear it for my holiday cooking!
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!
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Monday, December 10, 2007

Phyllis Your Package is going out Tomorrow

Be on the look out Phyllis as I am mailing out your package tomorrow.....


Your package is on it's way to you!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

OMG Laurie!!

Laurie --- you just went to town for the November swap! I was finally able to get to the post office during their business hours and picked up your HUGE November swap box.

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'!!


your package left the snowy pocono mountains this morning and should be with you shortly.

Christmas wishes to all


Monday, December 3, 2007

December Partners are Assigned

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
  • Phyllis........Joelle
  • Joelle..........Shawnee
  • Shawnee....Priscilla
  • Priscilla......Joann
  • Joann.........Debb
  • Laurie C.....Kristie W
  • Kristie W....Dawn T
  • Dawn T.......Mary B
  • Mary B........Robin
  • Robin..........Judith
  • 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"

  1. A pattern for a Christmas decoration [Santa, tree,ornament,ect]
  2. Enough yarn for the project
  3. All the notions needed to complete the project
  4. Something red and white
  5. Some Christmas goodies or candy
  6. A Christmas card [bought or handmade] or Christmas CD
  7. 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]
And be sure and email your partner if you will be late or just to say "Hi! I'm your partner..."
Have fun and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Phyllis Wish List

My favorite colors: purples & blues
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.
NO allergies
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

Thank You Monique for my October Package

Thank you Monique for my October package, I got some yummy yarn and sorry to say the cup was broken, boo hoo...I also got some fall candles, lip gloss, crochet hook, and tea and dip mix. I am waiting for the pattern and recipes as Monique said she sent them out separately. Thank you, I can't wait to see what the yarn is for so I can make it.

Thank you again Robin

Thank you Robin for the 2nd package of the rest of my Nov swap things. I got pretty handmade potholders and love the Apron... :) I didn't see your traditions written down and I think you emailed me them.. :)

If anyone else has forgotten to include their traditions, please go ahead and email them to your partner...

Thank you, Shawnee!

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

Thank you Robin

Thank you soooo much for your wonderful package. I couldn't wait to make the turkey hanger asn so I did. As I have had a lot of sitting time at the hospital. I just love it!!!
The leaves were so pretty and a wonderful touch, I loved the pattern booklet for many holidays, the coffee, and all the notions and yarn to make my project "Turkey" were great! Thanks soooo much...
And as you can see he is the cutest Turkey!
He is larger than he appears about 10" tall. Fun to make.....

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Shawnee. . .be on the look out!

Your package went out today! I sent it priority mail so hopefully it'll be there by Saturday, if not, Monday at the latest!

October Exchange

Just look at all the goodies I received from my angel,JoAnn, for the October Exchange! I should mention there was also a bag of penut butter M&Ms. Wonder where they are?? LOL

Thank you Joelle!

My November package from Joelle came yesterday---she sent some yummy lavender potpourri, 2 different sized baking cups, beads, stamps, ink pad beads & the yummiest smelling candle.
In her note she mentioned her hubby is home from overseas----YAY! There is nothing better than that first holiday they are home. Our Thanksgiving next yr will be great!
Thanks again Joelle & enjoy having hubby home!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

package from Judith

There is something wrong with our camera . I have been trying to make photo's of the lovely package I received from Judith, but the photo's where black.........
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

Have You Received Your October Packages???

Good Morning all...please let me know if you have not received your Oct package or if your partner has not emailed you about the delay??? I want to pick a name for the "Package" contest for October, but I want to make sure we have seen them all......
We have only 16 days left for Nov. and remember there is Turkey day approaching so try and get those Nov packages out before, also PLEASE look over the list of what is to be included in your package, this time you are to write a letter on your traditions....
  1. A pattern for a turkey or Thanksgiving decoration [or fall placemats, dishcloth, dish towels, ect]
  2. Enough yarn for the project
  3. All the notions needed to complete the project [needles or hook,stitch markers, ect]
  4. An apron
  5. 2 Pot Holders
  6. Some Thanksgiving goodies or candy
  7. A writen note about your household "Thanksgiving Traditions" that you do with your family every year.
Happy Swapping

Sunday, November 11, 2007

My October Swap

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

Kristie's Wish List and Intro

I am 33 years old with 3 children 2girls and 1 boy. 11,7, 9 months. I am originally from United kingdom moved to Us about 5 years ago for husbands job. I can honestly say do not want to go back!
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

Packages on the way!

Judith and Dawn be on the lookout - your packages left CT today and you should receive them early next week.

Welcome New Member Kristie and Wish List

WELCOME Kristie!!!
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....
  • 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

I Got My Swap

I got my October package from JoAnn today & it is _fantastic_. Beautiful yarn, chocoalte caramel tea, a bunch of books...
I will post the picture tomorrow.....mmmmm, chocolate caramel tea.....



Monday, November 5, 2007

My package from Cathy T.

I received this great package from Cathy for our Oct. Fall Scarf and Hat Swap.I love the pattern she chose and the yarn colors are great,and the crochet needle to use with it.She also sent me this wonderful bowl and mug,I think I will use the bowl as a candy dish and put in the M& M's she sent.yummy!!!She also sent this wonderful smelling candle it is Crandberry Manderine scented,smells good enough to eat .lol Thanks so much for being my swap partner.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

About the Monthly Swaps

I just wanted to say we have some wonderful packages this month...everyone is sending some great ones.... Just a reminder that before you mail out your packages be sure to read what it is suppose to contain....the Oct one was to have some recipes and the Nov a note about your Turkey Day traditions.....All the Nov partners are assigned so you can start looking what needs to be in this month's package, and remember this is a holiday month so it would be a good idea to try and get your packages mailed before Thanksgiving....Happy Swapping!!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Thank You Dorothy!

I received this great package from Dorothy today. The Patons Wool is one I have had my eye on for awhile but never bought because it always seemed like I needed other colors for swaps. Now I have it all for myself! She sent me lots of other goodies also. There is/was a box of Goobers until my daughter took them.
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!
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Thursday, November 1, 2007

November "Turkey Decoration Kit" Partners Assigned

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..

Partners for November:
Laurie C......Shawnee
Judith....... Mikey
JoAnn..........Dawn A
Dawn A......Christine G
Christine G.......Judy B
Judy B.........Judith
Joelle........Laurie C

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.
Happy Swapping!

Look what Debb sent me!

The picture doesn't show everything as nicely as I had hoped! (Kids grabbing at things -had to to take it quickly!) Debb sent some BEAUTIFUL pink alpaca blend yarn. It feels so warm and cozy, and it's going to look beautiful in the pattern that she sent. There's also a GORGEOUS mug, which I realize is hidden in this picture. There's an adorable Halloween cross-stitch, and a pumpkin bath sponge, as well as 2 bath "squishys". There were also buttons and decorative beads, and these beautiful stitch markers:

Thank you, Debb, for such a wonderful package, and for hosting this swap!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

September Package Winner!!!

And the Winner is....Drum roll......please:

Laurie C

Your prize will be mailed shortly... Congratulations!!!!!!