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!!!!!!!!!!!

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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.
ENJOY!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!

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.....

thanks!

Blaze

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:
Debb............Joelle
Laurie C......Shawnee
Shawnee....Robin
Robin......Debb
Judith....... Mikey
Mikey.....Charity
Charity.....Joann
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!