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

****If anyone is interested in Donating or Sponsoring prizes for the contests, please email Crochetoholic and you'll be given an advertising link in the sidebar and more advertising in posts throughout the swap, and on all the other associated blogs. See the sidebar for the link to donate $$$ for the "Yarn Fund." ****Also, if anyone cares to make buttons, that's always appreciated! And you will be sent a small gift for every accepted button.
Photobucket Check out Point Breeze Designs for handmade items, bags, house hold items, everything for the whole family, and now "Treasures Again" in their PBD's Attic for all your second-hand treasures. Its like E Bay without having to bid! And be sure and bookmark the site as it adds new items weekly!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Package mailed:
Marylyn has mailed out her March Yarn Swap package Friday to Lesley!

Lesley...got your package it was so nice! I loved it all. I got some wonderful sock yarn and I can't wait to try it. I also got a towel, butterfly magnet, a very pretty handmade "winter" washcloth, candles, and stickers. Thank you again!!! Crochetoholic Debb

Friday, March 23, 2007

Package sent Wednesday

Hi All. I sent my March Yarn Swap package on Wed. to DEB!!! Should be arriving soon.
No picture, sorry :)

Hi Ladies....remember to post here when you send out your package to your partner and also to post your thank-yous here when you receive a package...

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Meet our newest member gals..
Say hello to Sherry T


"I love crocheting, spinning, knitting, dyeing yarn andfleece, drawing, journaling, rubberstamps, painting,writing...I guess like you, I do it all. Or try. Ifthere was just enough time! I'd love to be a part of this group. Sounds fun! "

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Hi Everyone

....my name is Nicola. This is the third swap I have signed up for and I'm loving it. I knit, crochet and do other crafty stuff whenever I have the time (which is not often as I have 3 small children). Looking forward to getting to know everyone.
My wish list answers and other stuff about me can be found on my blog http://greengreenplanet.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Hi my name is Mary and I am new and just signed up for the Magic Easter Yarn Ball Swap!
Hi my name is Cathy and I am new here, I have signed up for the Magic Easter Yarn Ball Swap.
I knit, read, swap, work to support my addiction .. hhhhmmm, maybe habits sound better. I
try to enjoy life, not stress too much, allergic to housework, tryin' not to take life to seriously. My http://tryintaknit.blogspot.com/

Friday, March 16, 2007

#2 Magic Easter Yarn Ball Swap
It’s really very simple, all you have to do is wrap some little treasures up in a ball of yarn, and send it off to your partner. You start with a skein of yarn, this time it will be Easter themed [any shade] and you get little treasures anything you can find in either your own stash or at the store. [party supply stores are a good place and $1 stores too] and you start wrapping the yarn around your treasures adding more as you go until the yarn is now in a "somewhat" ball shape. You can tie a ribbon or anything else around it and then your done. Its fun and simple! When your swap partner gets it and crochets or knits with the yarn she will be surprised with every stitch as she discovers new treasures that appear "magically" before her eyes. What fun!!!... The theme for this swap is "Easter" so anything Easter, or anything you like. It does not have to be Easter themed it is just a theme to give you some ideas. Next you might want to look at your partner's "wish list" to see what they like and their favorite colors. Always consider allergies of pets and smoke when making your packages. You might want to email your partner ahead and get to know her. This is a themed swap, so if you want to include something else for your partner that is fine too, some Easter candy, bunnies, anything you might want to include in their package, but it is not necessary to do so.
  • Choose something that is nice to feel or something you might want to receive like, wool, cotton, silk or a combination of any. [Yarn store quality]
  • Please use the whole skein of yarn when wrapping your treasures and include the Brand name band, so your partner knows what they have gotten and can buy another if they want to make something that requires more yarn. [you can include a pattern if you want too, but be respectful of all copyright rules]
  • The total value should be approximately $10-$15 or equivalent excluding the cost of the yarn.
  • Sign up by April 10th, and partners will be assigned after April 12th
  • Email Crochetoholic Debb at: calcrochetnut@msn.com your address and email and blog or URL. [be sure to list the Magic Yarn Ball swap in your subject line]
  • You will get an email inviting you to join the google blog so you can post on the blog. Follow the directions and join up
  • Be sure to list your wish list on the blog. [the questions are on the blog]
  • You will be emailed your partner's name and address. [your partner may not be the smae person who sends a package to you]
  • Get your yarn and for treasures you can use pencils, pens, bunnies,key chains,note pads,fancy pins,hooks,candy[wrapped],bookmarks,notions,markers, buttons, anything like you might want to receive.
  • Mail out your packages by the end of April and post that you mailed it on the blog
  • Be sure to post your picture of your received "Yarn Ball" on the blog with your Thank-yous!

Then after the swap is over the group will vote on the best Magic Easter Yarn Ball and that member will win an extra little special prize. [so be sure to post a photo of your received package and the person who sent it to you] The one with the most votes will win a grab bag prize value of $10[It could include yarn, notions, girly stuff, not sure yet, but you will be pleasently surprised with it.] The important thing be sure your packages get out in time so that your partner does not feel forgotten. This is for fun and everyone likes surprises, so be creative. To join, please email [calcrochetnut@msn.com] your name,URL or blog, and mailing address, and you will receive an invite from "Google Blog" so that you will be able to post on this blog. Have fun and Join the Fun Now!
Sandy's Wish List:

My favorite colors - Reds of any kind - and I really like neutrals (taupe, tan, sand, etc.)
My hobbies... knitting, crocheting, card making, swapping! Old West history; reading mysteries and psychological thrillers or anything about Wyatt Earp
My kitchen theme and colors.. Terra cotta/red/black/copper Theme is kind of a "mexican style" and I also have an antique collection of "Blue Willow" dishes.
My bathroom theme and colors... red/mahogany/sand; gerber daisy type flowers of bright colors
My dislikes....pastels; strong chemical smells or perfumes; fatty foods (fried especially, although that's all my husband wants to eat!)
My crafts..what I like.... I love natural fibers (hemp, flax linen, alpaca, bamboo, or any "unique" yarns in neutral/natural colors or any unique patterns or vintage patterns from 20s to 40s,
My allergies... none that I know!!!
My favorite pets... I have three rottweillers (if you don't know any, they are SO loving and intelligent and mine are so SPOILED) named Hercules, Gretchen and Sgt. Copper; 1 Yorkie (Amy) and my "baby" a little 2 1/2 lb. red poodle named Jerry Lee!!
My favorite scents...lavender, sandalwood, amber
Other stuff about me...I really want to learn to spin and I love gardening; I have a beautiful herb garden every Spring thru Summer and have started making vegetable based soaps scented with my homegrown herbs and flowers; I love vegetarian cooking; and I love Wyatt Earp memorabilia and historical information (Earp is my maiden name!!)

Monday, March 12, 2007

Marylyn's Wish List:

My favorite colors All except neons and really insipid pastels
My hobbies...Reading, collecting vintage knitting stuff, collecting Langley pottery baskets and sheepy things
My kitchen theme and colors..The theme is chaos the colours are green and dark green
My bathroom theme and colors...Edwardian boudoir deep cream and dusky rose
My dislikes...work
My crafts..what I like....knitting, wet felting, I imagine I do paper arts but in fact I just collect bits.
My allergies..feathers on birds or in pillows, cats
My favorite pets...We have a neurotic mixed breed dog - Lily.
My favorite scents...Rose, vanilla
Other stuff about me...Grandma to a 3 year old Millie. 2 grown up daughters. I have kept my origional husband even though he is faulty.