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.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Shawnee- Be on the Lookout

Just wanted to let Shawnee know that her Beaded stitch marker package is in the mail. Sorry for the delay, I too was waiting for backordered yarn (which still hasn't come in yet), but I had another order come in last night so we're good to go now.

Mary! (Vegasangelbrat)

Your package is on it's way to you!! I am sorry for the delay but one item was backordered----grrrrr!



Bernie, your swap is brought to the postoffice

Hi Bernie,
I just want you to know that I have brought your package to the postoffice today so watch your mailbox.

Hi JoAnn! Be on the LQQKOUT! :)

I am sending your Stich Markers & Yarn swap out to you today! Let me know when it arrives! :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

~ Mail Call for Sherry ~

Hi Sherry,
Just wanted to let you know
your stitch markers are on their way.


Judith was the Sender to me for this swap
i got about 9 stitch markers
Trekking Sock Yarn
the twisted skein of yarn is Hand Dyed by her
daughter Joni -
you can go HERE to see what else Joni has dyed
a mini skein of yarn w/ a button & stitch marker
all neatly wrapped up
and a handwritten note from Judith
saying she was glad i was her partner
i'm not sure how Joni has time to dye
yarn with the 2 little ones
but she did a MAGNIFICENT job
thank you for gifting me with the yarn
and stitch markers

Reminder on May Swap

Just a quick reminder that the May Beaded Stitch Marker Swap also included 2 skeins of yarn!!!

Patts May Swap Mailed

Hello Patt look for your Beaded Stitch Markers and yarn coming your way!!!

Please Vote

Ok gals be sure to cast your vote for the best Magic Yarn Ball for the contest for April; the best photo of the Beaded Stitch Marker for May; and then the best one for June's Tote Bag Kit when it gets posted. I have only received 3 votes for the Magic Yarn Ball. I need more of the group participation so I can get the surprise package out to the winner. If I receive no more votes by the end of this week I will just have to go off of the one's I got. So cast away ladies!! Send me an email with the name of the posted yarn ball and the person that sent the yarn ball will get the vote. Once everyone has voted I will announce the winner and that person will be sent a special little surprize gift. So cast your vote now! Crochetoholic Debb

Monday, May 28, 2007

Thank you Lesliej!!!

The fabulous LeslieJ was my partner for the stitch marker/yarn swap & did she ever spoil me!!!!

Beautiful jewel tone stitch markers w/hearts on the marker, a skein of Plymouth Fantasy Naturale (one of my fave cottons) & a 2nd skein plus Kool Aid so I can dye my own as well as various other goodies including a hand stamped bookmark.

I'll post a pic as soon as I find the adaptor for my camera---my media card is smaller than the standard size & won't fit in my thumb drive! Grrrrrr.

Thank you again Leslie!! I'd say that you rock but we've had this discussion before! xox!!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Vote, Rules, to All Monthly Swappers

Hello everyone. Just a friendly reminder that the end of the month is coming up to get those Beaded Stitch Markers out in the mail! Also to remind you that you are automatically signed up for the next month's swap unless you tell me otherwise..Some of you are telling me that you did not ask to participate in the June's Tote Bag Swap and I just wanted to let you know that you will be signed up unless you let me know you are not interested in swapping that month.
Ok ..let's have a vote...do you all want to take a summer break and return back in September to swap again, or do you want to continue swapping through the summer...Please cast your votes here on the blog or email me so that I can decide....
Please be sure to read all the directions for each month's swaps or check out the messages here to be sure that you understand all the "ins and outs" of each swap.
Lastly be sure to post your thank yous and when you mail and receive for all your appreciation. Always contact your partner so she is not left out in limbo land and email me if there are any problems..And on a major note...PLEASE be sure to clear my email in your mail area so that my emails do not go into your junk folders!
Everyone have a woderful holiday weekend!!!



Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I sent my stitch markers

Robin, your stitch markers are in the mail, please let me know when they arrive.

Priscilla aka Summersgirl

Beaded Stitch Marker Partners

Hello Everyone...I am not sure what happened to these last assigned partners, but there are a lot of you who are saying you did not get your emails??? I think there may be a possiblity that the email may have been blocked, or gone into your junk folder??? I never had it bounce back, so I know it got there. Shanda I am sorry about that..I have decided since this is not a secret swap that I would just post the partners here so everyone can see who they have and then there is no confusion. I hope that this will be easier for everyone. Please let me know if there is still a problem. And also I really need to hear back from Judy. Thank you

  1. Debb-Patt

  2. Patt-Priscilla

  3. Priscilla-Robin

  4. Robin-Shanda

  5. Shanda-Joann

  6. Joann-Gina

  7. Gina-Barb

  8. Barb-Judy

  9. Judy-Connie

  10. Connie-Monique

  11. Monique-Bernie

  12. Bernie-Judy

  13. Laurie-Mary B

  14. Mary B-Shawnee

  15. Shawnee-Nicola

  16. Nicola-Lesley

  17. Lesley-Laurie

  18. Judith-Cathy

  19. Cathy-Debb

  20. Mary A-Dawn

  21. Dawn-Sherry T

  22. Sherry T-Mary A
I hope that ends all the confusion and helps those that for some reason did not get the original emails sent onthe 14th. Please do email me if there is a problem and your partner to let them know that you are aware they are your partner. Thank you and Happy Swapping!!!

I need help!!

I don't know who my swap partner is for the beaded stitch marker swap! Was there a list that was sent out? This is my first swap and I am already lost :( Can anyone help me?? Thanks!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Craftybernie's Wish List

Ok, sorry this is so long. Once I started I couldn't stop!

My favorite colors:
Pinks & reds, Blues, Browns, Purple/lilac, Olive & earthy tones

My not so favourite colours:
Yellow, Bright Orange, Bright Green,

My hobbies:
Crafting, Some Gardening and Sewing.

My kitchen theme and colors:
No theme as we haven't redecorated since we moved to this house. I have a colour scheme in mind using fresh colours such as - blue or turquoise, cream or beige, with a red accent perhaps...

My bathroom theme and colors:
Neutral - beige tiles, pine bath panel & accessories

My dislikes:
Vanilla candles - eugh!
Really coarse mohair.

My crafts:
Crocheting, Knitting, Sewing, Wet Felting, Cardmaking & other paper crafts, Beading (jewellery making and seed bead weaving), Scrapbooking, Napkin Decoupage, Quilling, Embroidery & Cross Stitch, Making Flower Fairies (http://www.fairystuff.blogspot.com), Dyeing yarn,

My allergies:
I have eczema so I can't knit or wear cheap and nasty acrylic although some acrylic/wool blends are ok though.

My favorite pet:
My kitty, the sweet and lovely mademoiselle Jade. Jade is a rescue cat and is now 4. She is very chatty and playful and has only just this winter started to sit on our knees rather than beside us on the sofa. Yay!

My favorite scents:
Cinnamon, Rosemary, Lavender, Bergamot, Christmas Spices,

Other stuff about me and things I want to learn to do:

I am a chocoholic and adore milk chocolate and praline. Yum yum.

I am a magpie at heart and love beads and shiny objects. I am not afraid to take apart old jewellery if I see beads that I like!

I want to learn how to use a drop spindle and spin some wool this year. Not that I need another hobby but it would be fun to understand how it all works.

I also want to make my first complete pair of socks this year. I had a go last year and quite enjoyed working with the DPNs but I never finished them. Maybe I should invest in a book???

I wish I could go fabric shopping (we don't have a huge selection of fabric shops here on the island). I like to mix different prints and tend to recycle old clothes etc to get the look I want.. If I could go to a large department store or a specialist fabric shop I would buy blue or brown fabric with white or pink polka dots, pink/brown ditsy floral print fabric, and a coordinating stripe fabric in blue/white or red/white.

I love to felt and really need to restock my wool pile. It doesn't have to be expensive wool. As long as it felts I could put it towards a bag or tote. I buy my wool from the local charity shops to keep the cost down. But every now and then I'll treat myself to some lovely wool from knitshop.co.uk.

I collect silk flowers from charity shops and recycle them to make my flower fairies. It would be nice to be buy some silk flower petals rather than taking apart old silk flowers as it can be a dirty and dusty job!

I enjoy making dens with my daughter and I would love to have a cottagey/vintage floral corner in my garden, with fabric buntings and floaty fabrics.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Swap Sent!

The yarn and stitch marker swap was sent yesterday afternoon.................

Friday, May 18, 2007

my wish list

Robin A.

My favorite colors:
blues, purples, greens
My hobbies... crocheting, reading, gardening, baking
My kitchen theme and colors.. flowers, cats, white & blue
My bathroom theme and colors... blue & yellow
My dislikes.... not that picky...
My crafts.. crocheting, embroidery, some applique
My allergies... heavy perfume,
My favorite pets... cats: PussyFoot, Spike & Arnie. Bunny: Cadbury
My favorite scents... Vanilla, lilac. petunias
Other stuff about me...ahh, my sons just moved out of the house & I am wondering if I'm too happy to finally have a craft room to be sad about the empty nest.

Crochetoholic Debb's June Tote Bag Wishes

1. Do you like bigger or smaller tote/beach bags? I like big tote bags so I can put all my yarn stuff in them.
2. Do you like bright colors? Dislike colors? I like colorful colors the brighter the better
3. Do you like plastic handles or other? I like other softer kind for the bigger bags and plastic for the smaller bags
4. Do you like knit or crochet bags? Either will work for me because it is handmade I will love it.
5. What do you put in your tote/beach bags? Well in my tote bags I put lots of yarn, hooks, scissors, latest crochet magazine, hand cream, lip gloss, aspirin, pen and pencil, and in my beach bags I still have my yarn for my current project and also my fav reading book and some sun block, a water, book mark, keys, mirror, towel, hat, sun glasses, and anything else I can sqeeze in there like a note pad and patterns to look through.

my preferences for the tote/beach bag swap.

1. Do you like bigger or smaller tote/beach bags? I love big bags.
2. Do you like bright colors? Dislike colors? I like bright colours, don't like very dark colours.
3. Do you like plastic handles or other?Either one will do.
4. Do you like knit or crochet bags?I like both and can do both.
5. What do you put in your tote/beach bags?I would love to use it for my knitting/crochet projects.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Priscilla's (aka Summersgirl) Wish List

  • Favorite colors: Greens (all shades), Reds & Pinks
  • Hobbies: Knitting, Crocheting, reading, digital photo projects, blogging, computer graphics
  • Kitchen theme and colors: Natural stone, Browns, tans, gold, black
  • Bathroom theme and colors: Natural stone, browns, tans
  • Dislikes: Yarn that splits, metal knitting needles (not too much)
  • Crafts..what I like to do when I am not knitting: knitting, crocheting, sewing, a little bit of quilting.
  • Allergies: none
  • Pets: I have 2 cats and a snake
  • Favorite scents: vanilla, strawberry, coffee.
  • Other stuff about me: I work out at Curves and diet with Weight Watchers, I like to crochet & knit for my new baby niece.
  • Collections: I just started collecting angels, in honor of my son Jake.
I will add more if I can think of anything else. Please e-mail me if you have any questions or comment on my blog.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hello everyone..I am posting some things to remember to do:

  • 1. post your "Wish Lists" here or on your blogs,
  • 2.Email your partner to let them know who you are,
  • 3.get your packages out before the end of the month,
  • 4.be sure to post here when you send out your package,
  • 5.if you don't see your partner's "Wish List" check the older posts at the bottom of this page, see the Beaded Stitch Marker rules,
  • 6.and post your "RAVES" here when you receive your package with a photo, and have fun making your Beaded Stitch Markers!
    If anyone has any questions just email me! Swap on!!!

Just a Reminder For Voting and Swapping

Just a reminder that unless you tell me otherwise I will automatically add you in the next month's swap. That way you won't miss out on the fun. If you do not see your name listed and wnat to be in the swap be sure to tell me so I can add you to the list!I do understand that "Life" has a way of getting in the way of our swapping some months and that you may not be able to particiapate that month, or because of the summer and vacations, but be assured that you will always be welcomed back when you are ready to join us again. Just give me a quick email and you'll be back in the "swapping madness" with the rest of us swapaholics! And be sure to add your June Tote Bag questions before the next swap. Now gals be sure to cast your vote for the best Magic Yarn Ball for the contest for April. Send me an email with the name of the posted yarn ball and the person that sent the yarn ball will get the vote. Once everyone has voted I will announce the winner and that person will be sent a special little surprize gift. So cast your vote now! Crochetoholic Debb

June Swap Questionnaire Answers - JoAnn P

Do you like bigger or smaller tote/beach bags?

Do you like bright colors? Dislike colors?


Do you like plastic handles or other?

Do you like knit or crochet bags?

What do you put in your tote/beach bags?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Reminder that the Beaded Stitch Marker Swap also includes yarn. Be sure to read up on it.
And also some tips:
  • Contact your pal as soon as you have your partner. It is a quick thing to do if you do it right away. Or try sending them a Hallmark’s e-card site, or stop by their blog and leave a comment. Some of the swappers are new and are really excited so lets make their first experience a good one.Actually take the time to read your pal’s questionnaire and blog.
  • They’re there to tell you about your pal and their knitting.crocheting and crafting habits, yarn disasters, yarn love, pattern desires, things they want to learn, don’t know about, love to do, and can’t wait to try. It will give you ideas and help you give them things they will enjoy.
  • If you’re partner has no blog then email and they might be able to answer questions for and you may just make a friend!

  • Send things you would want to get. There’s nothing wrong with sending from your stash. So long as you aren’t sending old, raveled, stained, or broken items. If you wouldn’t want to receive it then don't send it to your partner.

  • Try to meet the deadlines. Life happens. If there is any problem in sending your package be sure to email me Be sure to let your partner know immediately. Email them or drop a note to say your going to be late.

  • Say thank you. Either post it here or on your blog, and be sure to let your partner know if you post it to your blog so they can take a peek at it. and always take a picture to share with the group. We all want to see. If your package was not what you thought it might be just remember that your partner is a stranger who is doing her best to please you, thank her anyways and enjoy what you received.

  • The main thing here is to have fun and enjoy the surprise gifts we get and to make new friends!

I hope you all have a great swapping experience! Crochetoholic Debb

Shanda's Questionnaire

My favorite colors: Sage Green, Mauve or Rose Pink
My hobbies... Knitting, Scrapbooking, reading
My kitchen theme and colors.. Country Farm Theme (cows, roosters, sunflowers) Reds, Yellows etc.
My bathroom theme and colors... Garden theme, muted blues, browns & lavender
My dislikes.... Not picky about much!
My crafts..what I like.... Knitting Knitting Knitting :) I love to make socks right now
My allergies... None
My favorite pets... Dog: Annie, Cat: Sylvester, Turtle: Homer, 2 fish
My favorite scents... Vanilla, Peach, Coconut
Other stuff about me...This is my first swap and I am looking forward to it! Not much more to add :)

Monday, May 14, 2007

My preferences for the tote/beach bag swap

1. Do you like bigger or smaller tote/beach bags?
Most of my bags are big, so I would like a small one for small projects.
2. Do you like bright colors? Dislike colors?
Not too bright, but not too dark.
3. Do you like plastic handles or other?
Either one will do.
4. Do you like knit or crochet bags?
I like both and can do both.
5. What do you put in your tote/beach bags?
I will use this for small projects.

aka Summersgirl

All Magic Yarn Ball Swappers

Hello All April Swappers..Its time to cast your vote.. Please take a moment and surf the blog and take a gander at all the beautiful Magic Yarn Ball packages. Then cast your vote for the package you like the best by sending me an email at Calcrochetnut@msn.com stating the "posters" name. The winner will not be the person that posted, but the person who sent the yarn ball and that winner will receive a little extra surprise from me. So be sure to send in your email to me and if you have not already posted your packages please to do so now. Remember every month we will hold a little contest on the best looking packages and you will be the judges. All votes need to be in by May 20th and I will announce the winner that week. As always remember this is for fun!!! Crochetohlic Debb

Good Morning Ladies: All partners have been assigned. If for some reason you did not receive yours...please email me at Calcrochetnut@msn.com . Have fun swapping!!

Sorry I'm Slow to Thank Marylynn


I just got a chance to photograph the wonderful package you sent for the Easter Magic Ball Swap. I LOVE everything!!! You know how to do a yarn ball, girlfriend! Please look at my goodies!!

My daughter helped me unroll all the goodies. Please look: beautiful pink wool (British) yarn, a little bunny, the cutest little buttons, ribbons, lavendar incense and beautiful handerchief, a bar of vegetable soap, lambie pen, sparkly crochet hook, needle threader, buckle, and adorable clips. Oh, a cute cross necklace that's already on so not in the picture! I hope I didn't forget anything. I appreciate it all -- thanks so much, Marylynn!!!!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Judith"s June Tote/Beach Bag Kit Swap Answers

Do you like bigger or smaller tote/beach bags?

I am way easy to please. Any size bag is great, any color.
I would rather have the handle be long.

Knit, crochet, fabric bags; love them all.

I will use my bag for a project tote.

One thing, send nothing sented, please....

Thursday, May 10, 2007

June Tote/Beach Bag Kit Swap Questions

Hi Gals...For the Tote/Beach Bag Kit Swap I think we will have a few more questions:

  1. Do you like bigger or smaller tote/beach bags?
  2. Do you like bright colors? Dislike colors?
  3. Do you like plastic handles or other?
  4. Do you like knit or crochet bags?
  5. What do you put in your tote/beach bags?

Ok post your answers here or on your own blogs.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Welcome to new member Bernie!!

Love the yarn Mary! Great job!! Ok gals...some of you are wondering when partners will be assigned, well they will be assigned the end of this week. So get ready ....

Kool Aid Dye Jobs

This is my attempt at self striping yarn. It was a barrel of laughs, and a couple of tears when it tangled after it was dry and I tried to wind it up. Whew!! But I did get it, haven't tried knitting it yet tho, so I don't know how wide the stripes will be. This was knitpicks Pallet yarn. I think it's pretty, will let you all know when I knit something with it.
Mary A

Monday, May 7, 2007

Beaded stitch marker swap

I see the ticker counter ticking away, did partners go out yet?

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Magic Ball Swap Recieved

This is a scan, no digital camera here............I received these things from Connie
for the magic ball swap! Lovely yarn, yummy candy, great crochet book, and to top it off a tote bag!
She also sent me 2 sachet packets that I had to give away because of alergies. This is my fault for not mentioning this little fact about me. They smell good though.......

Thank you so much for everything, Connie,. you made my day!


Friday, May 4, 2007

Whoo Hooo! My Surprise Arrived-Thanks Michelle!!!!

I received my surprise package and boy was it on time. I've been sick and instantly felt better when I received my package. This is a quick post just to thank Michelle for package. I will be posting pics later. You just have to see it, so creative. I love the picnic theme, I'm ready the picnic days of summer.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Has everyone received the Magic Yarn Ball ? Or, heard from their partner that it is on the way? Has everyone that has received their package posted here? Please contact me if you have not or having trouble doing so, or have not heard from your partner. Thanks and by the end of next week you will be receiving this month's partner for the Beaded Stitch Markers Swap.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007


mailed your Magic Ball today
sorry i forgot yesterday
you are supposed to receive it by Fri
so it will probably be delivered on SAT