Sponsors and Donations
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
I took a chance and got mail before we left for bowling and had enough time to send a quick Thank you to Debb (she was my partner), then after bowling took my pic's and now posting..
I love the purple cow body sponge, sorry he will sit in my purple kitchen, just the right color :) and oh so cute!! ...on my gosh, so much in here I don't want to miss anything, so you can see from the pic all my goodies...I had to put the peppermint crunches back in the frig..stuff melts coming here in the summer time unfortunately, but they'll be fine and can't wait to try em...I just love everything, love that lime green and can't wait to do the bag pattern, and those buttons are the cutest...the handheld fan will find its way in my bowling bag :) Thank you Debb! (we were stuck without a ceiling fan working over our heads last night bowling) so the fan will come in handy for sure.
Nikki, I will have your swap sent out definitely by Monday..I need to get an item or two and then It'll be ready to mail..so depending on store line may be mailed out tomorrow.
Thanks Debb for having all these Swaps, they've been fun and interesting to put together, plus making new friends!
And the second photo shows the wonderful things I received from the june tote bag swap, from Robin.I just love everything.
Thank you both very, very much.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
What a wonderful package of goodies I got from Joann. The bag pattern is great and I love to work with Paton's yarn and will post a photo of the finished bag. Included in this swap (along with the pattern, yarn and a pack of crochet hooks), I received a Creative Knitting Magazine, a pencil case (for my hooks I am guessing), some summer erasers, an M.E. journal, some beaded flowers for my flip flops, a skein of Berrocco Crystal FX , a bath puff, Bath & Body Works goodies and P shaped sticky notes (cute!). Oh, I almost forgot, everything I described above is sitting on a really cute blue vinyl beach bag with a polka dot bottom.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Thank you, Judy, for your genorosity! It's really cool.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
YOUR BAG WILL BE IN THE MAIL ON TUESDAY MORNING.
I WANT TO APOLOGIZE AHEAD OF TIME BUT I DID NOT PUT ANY CHOCOLATE IN BECAUSE OF THE HEAT. I WAS AFRAID IT WOULD MELT.
HOPE YOU ENJOY THE PACKAGE ANYWAY! PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU RECIEVE IT.
I ENJOYED MAKING UP THE PACKAGE FOR YOU. ENJOY AND HAPPY SUMMER CROCHETING!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Shibui knits Sock yarn in a lovely blue which is a bit darker than this and heading for its destiny as a pair of Cookie A socks (not sure which pattern though, what do you think girls???)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
The blue beads on the stitchmarkers are actually plastic beads that I crochet over with some blue(ish) embroidery thread. The little pouch was made using fabric remnants and a ladies hankie to line the inside. Also, the little mini sock was made by me and felted especially for Judy (our felting filly). Apart from the sock, I tried to stick to a blue/purple theme. Thankfully everything has arrived safely.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Either one is fine by me, though I do like bigger.
2. Do you like bright colors
yes I do. No colors I really dislike....
3. Do you like plastic handles or other?
Whatever works is fine
4.Do you like knit or crochet bags
crochet because that's what I like best.
5. What do you put in your tote/beach bags?
a little bit of everything - yarn & hooks, a magzine or a book, Ipod, snacks, address book, pens & notepad
2. Do you like bright colors? YES and summer colors Dislike colors? none really
3. Do you like plastic handles or other? I like both but for tote bags the softer ones work best
4.Do you like knit or crochet bags? both I crochet mostly but knit is fine too
5. What do you put in your tote/beach bags? yarn, change purse, hooks, scissors, drink, purell wash, tissues, sun lotion, towel, book, stationery, pen, note pad, cookies, flip flops, hat, fan
Thursday, June 14, 2007
So Gals cast your vote for the best photo of the Beaded Stitch Marker for May; and then the best one for June's Tote Bag Kit for June. I have received no votes for the May. 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 next week I will just drop names in a hat and pick. So cast away ladies!! Comment here or 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 surprise gift. So cast your vote now! Crochetoholic Debb
Here is the package I received from Nicola. She personally dyed this yarn for me :) see the beautiful green color! It also has yellow and white. It is Blue Faced Leicester laceweight, I'm looking for a pattern for a shawl or stole, any ideas out there? Also received some adorable stitch markers, all shoe related (in green) and some English chocolate that was total liquid upon delivery. It is in the fridge trying to regain its shape! Thank you very much, I'll be sure to send a photo of whatever it is I make with this yarn (can't promise it'll be very soon though)
Do you like bright colors? YES Dislike colors? NOPE
Do you like plastic handles or other? EITHER IS FINE
Do you like knit or crochet bags? EITHER
What do you put in your tote/beach bags? CROCHET PROJECTS
I emailed them and within a few days I had my answer and it was a yes! If you see a free pattern on line you want to send for this swap, it doesn't hurt to ask. I haven't decided what pattern I am going to send my June Tote Kit partner yet. I do want to get the kit together by this weekend because of my eye surgery. I won't be on line for a few days..........
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
I hope that everyone has fun on our last swap before our summer break. 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!!!
Monday, June 11, 2007
I have 2 volunteers for angels for the swaps. So if anyone does not receive their package for one reason or the other there will be a package sent out to them by an angel. All packages should be received by now as tomorrow the new partners get assigned and the new June swap begins. I have heard from a few who have not received their packages and I am working on those swaps, if you have not received your package and you are not in contact with your partner, by that I mean they are not responding to your emails, and have not already contacted me, please send me an email now. Remember to contact your partner. Look for your partners.....
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Here are all the things I got from Patt. A postcard from the San Francisco Zoo, angel stickers, 2 pages of very nice address labels (I have already used one) and stitch markers that spell out my name. Check these out, they are so cool. 9 stitch markers, how generous! Thank you so much Patt!
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Thanks for everything hon.,
I mailed off my puffy to my pal yesterday. I do hope she forgives me for sending late. I am ashamed of myself I swear.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
I've been in touch with Judy throughout the exchange and have informed her that her package went in the post yesterday. Ok it's a few days late but better late than never. Besides, I think it will be worth it!
And here's a close up of the stitch markers. Aren't the pearlescent beads nice mixed with the metal beads?! Not bad for a first timer, eh Monique!
I'm really pleased with the swap and think it was a perfect match.
Thanks again Monique. I really appreciate your generosity. And a quick thank you to Debb for organising the swap. Have a nice summer folks and see you all in September. x Bernie x
Monday, June 4, 2007
Summersgirl sent me two lovely yellow skeins of Sensations Bellezza Collection "Camelia". It looks as if it will become a shrug for me. I love the soft colors dotted through out the yarn. She also sent me 4 lovely blue stitch holders. Even if I did have a photo of them, it wouldn't do them justice. She made them like clip on earrings, which should work well for crocheting. And I'd probably wear them as earrings except I would be afraid to lose them.
The cool little surprise she sent is _neat_. Let me give you a little background - apparently some of the people I work with have boats (leisure boats? It's for sailing, not for fishing) and they have pictures of their boats. I have joked about bringing in a picture of "my yacht" (I don't own a boat). SUmmersgirl sent me a counted cross-stitch mini kit - of a yacht! Now when I complete it, I can hang it at work and point proudly to the picture of my yacht;)
Thank you Summersgirl, you made my first swap so much fun!
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Thank you very much Shanda! They stitch markers are beautiful. And they are my favorite color. The yarn is great to. I am looking for a sock pattern to make with the sock yarn and I know I will find a fun project for the beautiful chenille yarn! They are both sooo pretty! It was a great package!
Friday, June 1, 2007
Hi Gals...June will be our last swap till September. We will be taking a break by vote of the group. I will be emailing everyone in later August with the details of the September swap. I hope that everyone has enjoyed swapping here as much as I have and I hope to see everyone back in the fall.
Now as for June, the Tote Kit Exchange starts soon so time to go shopping and be sure to check and see if your name is on the list, or if you want it taken off be sure to email me. Keep posting those pictures and unless I get more votes on the Magic Yarn Ball from everyone I will just use the votes I got and award the prize accordingly. So be sure and send in your votes for each months posted photos of the best package and that person will get an extra prize. We have 3 prizes to be awarded; April, May, and June's packages.
but Boo-Hoo I have to bowl...don't have time to do pic's but will when I'm home....
Thank you so much and I hope theirs no chocolate in there, but the package is in the A/C in the house...lol
Early Thank you and will get back later!!!
I received my May Stitch Marker Swap today!! Thank you so much Robin! I love it all! The stitch markers and glowing sheep are adorable! That yarn is YUMMY! I was just looking at some of it last week and decided to wait and buy some! I think it will make great socks! And last but not least, the cow card is AWESOME! Thank you for being a great swap partner! I love what you sent!