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, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Thank you Tulsi!

One of these days I'm going to make a greeting card that says, "God Used You!" on the front. Tulsi would definitely get one. On Saturday I got a wonderful Christmas package. I can't take a picture as our camera is really on the fritz, but I will describe it to anyone still reading this blog. It had two magazines, Interweave Felt, and a Holiday Decorating magazine; a box of Christmas Cards, 6 Christmas gift bags, a package of red tissue paper, a cute red mug with snowflakes on it, some sugar 'n' cream with their best of dish cloths book, and two neat tins with cookies in them.

WELL, this year we didn't send out Christmas cards and my husband was getting BUNCHES of them at work. So I immediately put those cards to use by giving them to my husb. for work! AND I picked up the package on Sat. On Sunday, we were headed to my mom's to celebrate Christmas with my side of the family. I was giving my brothers and sister a jar of pickels and a letter about the rest of their gift but I hadn't gotten anything to package their gifts...enter Tulsi's gift bags!

Everything was timely and thoughtful and I'm a grateful girl.

Lori Lynn

PS. I took one of the little cookie tins to hold my darning needles, stitch markers, and stitch holders! Now I have the cutest winter stitch-holder box in my knitting bag!

Monday, December 22, 2008

December Swapers

This will be the last swap here for awhile.....I may start this up again next fall, but not sure...when I do I will definitely email the regular swappers. It has been fun!


  • Bev sends to Tulsi
  • Tulsi E sends to Lori Lynn
  • Lori Lynn sends to Monique
  • Monique sends to Lysbab
  • Lysbab sends to Kalysa
  • Kalysa sends to Jennifer L
  • Jennifer L sends to Bev

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thank you Angel Monique

Thank you Angel Monique!!!! What a wonderful October angel package I received from a very thoughtful Monique!!! A really cute Halloween fall decoration, some yummy sock yarn in fall colors, hot cocoa, candy, and a crochet hook...best of all a really pretty pink shopping bag that folds small for my purse...I do love pink....thank you sooo much!! Debb

Monday, December 15, 2008

December swap received.

I posted on my blog and this is the same thing. My Craft Swap partner, Bev, is so generous. What a fun, fun, fun package. I'm so excited and can't wait to do all of it. I couldn't capture it in one photo. I'll list a rundown and hope I don't forget anything. She sent a bowl full of things fun. White baby booties!! :) A baby afghan in crochet pattern book, afghan hook, lovely butter yellow soft yarn, Sugar and Cream yarn to make dishcloths from a pattern also sent, handmade dish rags, Christmas bear that Mikele will claim, 2 cute ornaments. One of them is also a cookie cutter with chocolate! Scrapbook supplies and a mini scrap book. I may have missed something since there were so many things to see. I can do some things on the way to CA in the car! Bev knows that I'm expecting a grandbaby.

Thank you so much, Bev. I love it all. Now what to do ?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

It arrived

A package from Kalysa arrived to day!! Thank you so much. I love the jewelry and the things to make some on my own so much. This is such a fun package. I'm going to make some crochet Christmas stockings for Brie's tree with the crochet thread!! After I look through the magazines. I may change my mind!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanks for my package

I am really sorry I can't, at the moment, show you the fabulous package I received from Lori Lynn. I was really excited to have as the magazine Vogue Holiday Knits as I had only the day before been to my LYS and found it out of stock! I have fall coloured napkins and rings to put them in, leaf shaped buttons, a lovely felt colvered notebook and smelly sachet. The project is a cowl to be knit in some fabulously soft bamboo. This came complete with fall coloured stitchmarker. Thanks so much for a wonderful gift. It is all perfect!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thank you Tulsi

WOW....I got a fantastic package from Tulsi for my November swap...thank you soooooo much, it was wonderful and I love the yarn and pattern book, the table setting is awesome I have it on my table and took a photo so you can all see...Tulsi got me 4 napkins and a table runner all is fall colors, cute fall leaf salt and pepper shakers, a Mary Higgins Clark book, love her, and all the materials to make a wonderful scarf with a very different fringe...I cannot wait to make it...Sorry about the pics, my camera is in the shop and I have to use my older one that takes lousy pics.. :( but I hope you can make out what a wonderful package this one is...Crochetoholic

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sheila rocks!

I got this lovely package today in the mail. Sorry for the lousy picture but our camera broke and so we can't see what we're photographing. We just get surprised when we download it to the PC!

Anyway, I received all of these things in an orange handle bag. (I love handle bags) A slate painted with Jack-O-Lanterns that says "Trick or Treat." A bag of Lindor Truffles, dark chocolate. (Dark Chocolate is my favorite!) 3 skeins of Lily Sugar 'N' Cream cotton. It is the loveliest shade of yellow, which is my favorite color. And a Lily pattern book. I want to make everything in this book. It has the neatest ideas. I'm thinking my Christmas gifts may have to wait because I must make some of those organizer bins in the book! Maybe my family will agree to celebrate Christmas late this year?

Thanks so much, Sheila. I loved everything!

Lori Lynn

Just off to the Post Office

With a parcel for Kaylsa

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hi Reina


Your wonderful package has arrived , and I just love everything!!!Thank you very much for all the lovely things you send.
I have been trying to post photo's but unfortunately because of our computer problems I'm not able to post them. I will try it agin soon an d hopefully I can post them than.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

News Alert!!!!!

I have a bittersweet announcement to make.

After many long hours of thought, I have come to a very difficult decision concerning Crochetoholic's Swap......I wanted to let everyone know how much I have enjoyed swapping and running this swap, but as the saying goes, "all good things do come to end sooner or later".....with that said......

December will be the last month for swapping here until ???????????....

Crochetoholic is taking a long needed rest from swapping starting January 2009.

It does not mean that the swap will not open up again at a later date.....I just need to take some time off from it. So..... if you want to swap in December go ahead and comment here and I will start a partner's list for the last month of swapping at Crochetoholic's Swap...

When Crochetoholic starts the swap up again you will all be notified by email to see if you are interested in rejoining the swap... [be sure I have your correct emails]

This was a hard decision to make, as I have very much enjoyed knowing each and everyone of you. Even if just in the "blogosphere." Thank you, for all your friendship and support. ...online friends are the best and I hope that you will still visit my blogs and keep in contact with me.....

http://pbdesigns.blogspot.com/ ....my reading and crafts

Thank you for being part of the swap and I hope you enjoyed your time at Crochetoholic's Swap!!!!
Brandy, I'm so sorry that the packge hasn't arrived.I will try and send you nother package this weekend.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

October Swap

Hi Sheila,

Did you get a chance to ship my package for Oct? Debb was asking for those who were missed in Oct. and I didn't know what to say. I know you were hospitalized, and I completely understand. But then you said you were ready to ship and I haven't heard anything since then.

Lori Lynn

Monday, November 17, 2008

Debb, are you out there??????

I did not get a package for October.

Bev Package on the Way

WOO HOO....Bev
be on the look out your package is on its way...I really had fun with this one.. :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I have send out a package to Brandy a while ago. I couldn't post about it because of our computer sometimes still doesn't work. I hope nothing went wrong.It would be nice if I hear if it arrives or not so when it don't arrives I can send another package to Brandy.I also haven't heard from Reina who was supposed to send to me or have received a package from .

Have a lovely sunday.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Angel in Need

Hello fellow swappers....an Angel is in need for me.... boo hoo.....I have just been told be my partner that she is unable to send me a package for October... I was so looking forward to a Halloween surprise...so is anyone out there wanting to angel me for October's Swap???

Here is what you would send:

1. A pattern related to any Halloween decoration or theme or something with a fall theme if your partner does not like Halloween.
2. The yarn to complete your project
3. All the notions required to complete the project
4. An orange or black or black and orange pair of socks or anklets
5. A bag of candy [wrapped]
6. A surprise Halloween or Autumn gift that you think your partner might like

Friday, November 14, 2008

Gina Are You still Out there?

HELLLOOOOOOO...................................................... Gina can you please email me about October's package I have not heard from you????
Anyone else missing their October package and not heard from their partner???

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Hello Swappers...
Wanted to remind everyone that you can click on anyone's name in the
"Crochetoholic's Swappers" list in the right side bar and link to their blog. This comes in handy when trying to contact your partner. You can leave them a comment or chat with them on their blog, too.

Also a reminder that you need to post a "thank you" on the blog along with photos of the packages you receive...It is a good thing to photo the package you are sending too, just in case your partner does not have a camera....
If anyone has not heard from their Oct partner or received their package be sure to email Crochetoholic.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Welcome New Members and Partners are Up!!!

I have out of town company coming in today so I have been cleaning like a "mad" woman....But I wanted to say welcome to two new members and also assign partners...

Welcome to ....................

Bev M. and Micelle K.

and Bev says: "Things I do: crochet like a mad woman, also like to do counted cross-stitch and other crafty-type things. I also like to sew."
and Michelle says: " interests: anything fiber or crafting related (I crochet, knit, spin and needlepoint) other: I have two terrific dogs"
Partners for November are:

  • Bev ......sends to......Michelle
  • Michelle.....sends to.....Lori Lynn
  • Lori Lynn..sends to.......Marylyn
  • Marylyn....sends to.....Kalysa
  • Kalysa...sends to......Tulsi
  • Tulsi......sends to......Crochetoholic
  • Crochetoholic.....sends to........Bev M

Have fun and try and send out your package BEFORE the holiday....!!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thank You Lori Lynn

I received a great October package from Lori L. Thank you! I need to transfer the photo from my camera to the computer sometime this weekend. Everything was a Candy Corn theme, from the amigurumi pattern (for candy corn) and yarn to the Gummy Candy Corn and regular Candy Corn. There was also the cutest pair of pumpkin socks, a candy corn memo pad and an awesome autumn basket to hold it all.

Thank you so much!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sign Up for November Swap

It's that time again to sign up for the November Swap. Just comment here if you want to swap this month and I will be assigning partners by the 5th of the month.

Please note that the same rules apply and be sure and read them to make sure you can make the commitment before you sign up.

Be sure to get your packages out early this month to make it before the holiday..

Thanksgiving Swap: Some Trivia: Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Sarah Josepha Hale, an editor with a magazine, started a Thanksgiving campaign in 1827 and it was result of her efforts that in 1863 Thanksgiving was observed as a day for national thanksgiving and prayer. Abraham Lincoln issued a 'Thanksgiving Proclamation' on third October 1863 and officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving. Whereas earlier the presidents used to make an annual proclamation to specify the day when Thanksgiving was to be held. President Franklin D. Roosevelt restored Thursday before last of November as Thanksgiving Day in the year 1939. He did so to make the Christmas shopping season longer and thus stimulate the economy of the state. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States. But it was Thomas Jefferson who opposed him. It is believed that Franklin then named the male turkey as 'tom' to spite Jefferson. $1 is the average cost per pound in of a frozen whole turkey.
The long fleshy skin that hangs over a turkey's beak is called a snood.
The color of a wild turkey's naked head and neck area can change blue when mating.
Male turkeys are nicknamed "toms" while females are called "hens."
When turkeys reach maturity they can have as many as 3,500 feathers!
Faster than a speeding bullet--Wild turkeys can run up to 55 miles an hour! so ladies don't try to catch one for this year as he might out run you! LOL

You will send your swap partner:

  1. A pattern related to any Thanksgiving decoration or theme or something with a Fall theme
  2. All the notions and yarn to complete your pattern
  3. Fall colored ribbons, beads, or buttons [see your partner's likes]
  4. A Thanksgiving or Fall Surprise gift
  5. A Thanksgiving or "warm" favorite recipe
  6. One Thanksgiving or fall tablesetting, napkins, tablecloth, placemat, centerpiece, or ??
  7. A crochet or knit magazine from the month of November

Ok now comment and sign up for the swap! Happy Swapping ladies.....

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

October Swap

I ended up spending a few days in the hospital and then a few more recouperating at the end-ish of October, so my swap is heading out a little late. It'll be in the mail by Friday or Saturday of this week - with EXTRAS to apologize!!!



Friday, October 31, 2008

I'm so sorry to be late but we had huge computer problems, it completely crashed again!
And since we don't know how long it will take to fix it my husband instaled our old computer. But when I wanted to post here it didn't work. So I called my husband again and hopefully it will work now.But I lost my info about my october swap partner. I hope that it can be emailed to me again.
I guess from now on when I received that kind of information I will print it out right away.

Thanks ,


Thursday, October 30, 2008

One coming to Rebecca


I'm just getting this into the wire, so I apologize. You'll have to wait until next year to wear your socks! BUT, my husband will be mailing your package tomorrow from Harrisburg. I hope you enjoy it!

Lori Lynn

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Welcome 2 New Swappers

Let's Welcome our 2 newest swappers:

KALYSA F. and Tulsi E.

A little about Kalysa: "She is a author, a thread bear artist, a master crochet artist, a beginner knitter, and I can do just about all crafts. She also enjoys beading. She has written several of her own crochet patterns and hopes to do more in the future." Visit her at:

A little about Tulsi: "She likes to crochet mostly with thread. She is not much of a doily user, but those and tablecloths are her favorites, although she does pull them out alot, and if she gives them away, then those ones are perfect. She makes afghan's, booties, etc with yarn. She also sews, tole paints, scrapbooks, blogs, arranges flowers, leaves, whatever the season. She does photograph and frame them for her house. She is an avid reader. She wishes she could knit. Her son is currently at Army Basic Training/ AIT and will be home the middle of Nov. He will have been away 18 weeks. He has had this goal for at least 10 years firm. He said it's the right thing to do for him. And then off to the University. Both he and her husband are National Guardsmen. Her husband of 27 years that is." You can visit with her at: http://www.thefamilyawaits.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 27, 2008


Your October box will be on it's way to you tomorrow. I hope you enjoy the things I've picked for you!

Friday, October 24, 2008


I am in the process of moving your package will be in the mail within a week. I am so sorry for the wait. Hopefully by the end of the month life will go back to normal.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

I think I am in love!!!!

Look what I got today!!! CathyCH sent me the best swap package for Octobers Swap!!!

I wasn't really expecting something today but what a welcome surprise it was!!!

There was TWO (2) count them...One...Two skeins of Rowan kidsilk yarn just for me! I am coveting it right now at my desk. It is so soft and loevly...it is my new friend. CathyCh sent a long a shawl pattern for me to try. I can not wait.

WIth the adorable Halloween socks came some yummy monster mash mix, some tape worms fruit chews,a nd some before and after mints.

And, if you didn't know before then you know now....I am addicted to making dish cloths and wash cloths. There was a really neat booklet on making these...the best of lily I think it is called.

I just love everything and am so appreciative. Thanks Again Cathy...it was awesome!!!

Big Swap Hugs!!! {{{Hugs}}}

Marlene C

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Brandy thank you so much for the package i love everything. i have been wanting a hook like that. Sorry i can't post a picture ex got the camera. Again thanks so much.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thanks to Brandy

Thanks Brandy for your lovely September parcel. i am afraid I am unable to post a picture as we are off-line at home and I can only use the internet for limited periods in my lunchbreaks at work but I received a pattern for a lovely snuggly cowl with fluffy wool, buttons and needles to create it. A cute crocheted gnome for the Christmas tree and a great fridge magnet.
P.S. Reina I have sent your package at long last. So sorry for the various delays.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thank you!!!

Thank you to crochetaholic :) I received my fabulous swap package yesterday. It included a popcorn ball and some marshallow ants [both of which were gobbled up immediately by me and the monsters!] and patterns and materials to make two little dolls [a frankenstein and a corpse bride].

I'll post a picture as soon as I can find the adapter for the camera.

Update: I found the adapter. I'll photograph tonight :)

Thank you !!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I just wanted to let you know that your package is on it's way! I hope you like it!

Happy Halloween!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I recieved my First swap ever in the mail on Saturday. It was such a blessing and a surprise. Monique outdid herself with this one. I recieved a pattern for fingerless gloves and the yarn to make them with. A wonderful crochet needle bag!! (Monique did you make this) A super soft dishcloth which I think I will use for my face. A fun Santa pencil. Cat stationary and a pattern book. Thank you so much for all you sent me. I love everything. Especially the needle bag.

Sheila Your Box is on its Way

Sheila be on the lookout as I put your box in the mail today.. :) I used to kiosk since the PO was closed so it will probably not actually get moving till tomorrow...

Hope you like it!!!

Reina...your October Box is in the mail!

Just a quick note to let you know that you October box is in the mail! It left by UPS today, so you should definitely have it by Friday, if not sooner! I hope you enjoy it.

Love this swapping stuff!!!

Marlene C

Friday, October 10, 2008

October Sign Ups

WOW...can you believe that October is almost here already? I hope everyone had a wonderful September Swap. I know my month was extremely busy and Becky your package is going into the mail this week!

As usual if you want to swap in October then comment here and I will add you to the October Swap list...The theme for this month will be a lot of fun because you have a huge selection with the stores all decked out for the Halloween holiday.

October: Halloween is at the end of the month so I think doing a Halloween theme will work out. Some trivia: Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death, although I love black and I do not associate it with death at all. Jack o’ lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday. Pumpkins come in white, blue, and green. Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America. 90% of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags.
And a cute Joke: How do you fix a jack-o-lantern?
[Ans: With a pumpkin patch. LOL LOL LOL]

You will send your partner:
1. A pattern related to any Halloween decoration or theme or something with a fall theme if your partner does not like Halloween.
2. The yarn to complete your project
3. All the notions required to complete the project
4. An orange or black or black and orange pair of socks or anklets
5. A bag of candy [wrapped]
6. A surprise Halloween or Autumn gift that you think your partner might like

Have fun and remember the package needs to be mailed by the end of the month and you must include at least all the above items to swap!!!

Swappers :

Crochetoholic Debb sends to Sheila S
Cathych sends to Marlene
Monique sends Brandy
Marlene sends to Reina
Samantha sends to Cathych
Lori Lynn sends to Rebecca
Gina sends to Crochetoholic Debb
Brandy sends to Samantha
Sheila S sends Lori Lynn
Rebecca sends to Gina
Reina sends to Monique

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Things to Remember

Hello Swappers...

Wanted to remind everyone that you can click on anyone's name in the "Crochetoholic's Swappers" list in the right side bar and link to their blog. This comes in handy when trying to contact your partner. You can leave them a comment or chat with them.

Also a reminder that "thank you" are to be posted on the blog along with photos...


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Show and Tell

Big thank you's to Samantha for the box of goodies I received yesterday! I must tell you how nice it was to get a surprise box on a Monday!!! You did a great job Samantha and I loved everything.
Inside the box was a great pattern for an afghan and enough red yarn to complete it. Our bedroom is red, so it will go beautifully!!! I got some baby Bernat yarn to make some cute baby sets for my service project to benefit abandoned and drug addicted babies! That is always a welcome item! There was a project book that had some awesome patterns which I will try this winter. I L-O-V-E-D the stationary set, beautiful PINK (my favorite color) writing pen and some cute "as all get out" sticky notes and flags which I will be using at work. I am sure they will drive my male supervisor crazy!!!
Samantha also made me a wonderful black wrap which will definitely be put to great use when it gets chilly here in VA! Thank you, thank you, thank you Samantha! The box you sent is very appreciated and will be put to good use! (My baby kitty, Thomas Jefferson loves my wrap and wants to be the boyfriend of your cat!)
Swapper Love Always,
Marlene C

Monday, October 6, 2008

Thank you Patty

Oh I just love the pattern Patty got for me.... :) and check out the pretty yarn.. :) love it, and the stationery, pen, and the cutest "white elephant" gift she made of Halloween decorations...and a beautiful crochet hook with a wooden handle...she also included a wonderful "Jewels" of the month afghan book. I can't wait to make my month, April's afghan... :) Thank you sooo much Patty....

Welcome New Swapper

Welcome ot our newset swapper

Sheila S!!!!

A little about Sheila: "She is a married mama to four, boys are 12 & 10; the girls are 7 & 5. She has been crocheting since she was 8, but just recently got -really- into it again."

Sheila S' Wish LIst

Are you a knitter or crocheter?? Crocheter
I love to make..... fingerless gloves, sweaters, wraps, afghans
I really want to make...... an afghan for each of my kids
My favorite yarns are..... soft and dark
My wish pattern is...... a shrug that doesn't just look like a short sweater
My favorite hooks or needles are..... I really don't have favorites...
I really wish I had..... more time ;)
My favorite colors are... black, grey, purple
My hobbies... theatre, writing, bellydance
My kitchen theme and colors.. "green faerie"/abs in the, so green, black, silver
My bathroom theme and colors... theatre, deep red and black
My dislikes.... pink, super girlie stuff. gold.
My crafts..what I like.... crocheting, home decorating, sewing
My allergies... anything with too perfumy a smell will set off a migraine.
My favorite pets... rats, toads
My favorite scents... vanilla, ginger
My favorite novels or magazines... Vogue, anything in the Bukowski/Kerouac vein
Other stuff about me... I'm a married mom of four. I work full time in a cancer research hospital, but have a part time job editing. in addition to all that, I own my own business and try to participate in bellydance classes.

About the Blog Invites

Please note that you will receive 2 invites to the Google blogs. 1 is for the main blog "home page" and the other #2 is for the "Swappers" blog for the addresses. YOU MUST ACCEPT BOTH INVITES in order to post or see them....Be sure to look in your junk folders if you did not receive one.
Also be sure to verify that your address info is correct and that I have your Ravelry name, and that you are listed in the right sidebar under "Our Swappers" I really try to make sure I post it all but sometimes there is a "hiccup" and I need to know if I may have left you out.
Plus if you do not see your name linked to your "Wish List" located on the Wish List page please let me know the link so I can be sure and fix it.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Thank You Crochetoholic!

I received your package today and I love it!

I've made one pair of socks and am anxious to make a few more (especially now that the weather's getting colder!) I look forward to reading the book and I love the other goodies you sent! PS... the candy's already gone! Thank You.

Please sign me up for this month's swap!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Marlene you package went out priority today. Hope you like everything


Your package went out to you yesterday. I hope you like it!

'Thank you's' and 'I'm sorry's'

I received my package yesterday from Lisa M. I can't post pictures right now because my computor crashed and I don't have access to my pictures. However, it included the largest journal I have ever seen!! But I ABSOLUTELY love it! A crochet booklet, a wonderful wonderful cook book, 2 skeins of Fun Fur yarn, A box of Dove Milk Chocolate-FABULOUS!!, 3 Susan Bates Quicksilver hooks in excellent sizes for my Amigurumi, and last but certainly not least a Brittany Hook. It's a decorative, wooden crochet hook in my favorite size!

THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH LISA! I do love the hook and everything else as well.

Also Marylyn-Your Package is getting mailed out tomorrow. I am so sorry for the delay. I certainly hope it will be worth your wait. Not sure how long shipping will take from the states...let me know when you get it. My apologies!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Becky Package on the Way

Becky be on the look out I mailed your package and I am sorry I was loat... opps......
Happy Halloween Gals!!!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lori Lynn

I GOT IT!!! Your package is so wonderful. I love everything!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! Madi was so excited that she got something especially suckers. Max loved his dog treat. The needles, pen, and the scarf and doily you made are so awesome. As you can see I think Layla smelled her treats.lol Again thanks so much. hope to repay you one day.


Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I just want to let you know that your parcel is on ít's way to you.

I hope that you will like it.


Whatever happened to September. I am really sorry to be late Reina- all sorts of excuses, none good enough. Your parcel WILL be in the post in the next day or so.

Monday, September 29, 2008

The package is in the mail...


My husband dropped your package off at the post office at 4 PM this afternoon. Let me know when it arrives. I'm anxious to see how long it takes to get to TX! Sorry I waited until almost the last day. I hope it's worth the wait!

Lori Lynn
I received one of my boxes. I received my box from Reina. In it was:
  • cookies
  • baby outfits with iron on Halloween patches
  • stickers with beady eyes
  • Halloween stickers
  • "P" stationary
  • fun pencils
  • Horehound candy
  • Halloween confetti
  • patterns for crocheting baby blankets
Totally awesome package. It was a great way to wake up on Saturday after being out until 1:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. The cookies totally helped me as my husband pulled the "well I watched the kids all of Friday night" card. Please. Give me a break. Anyway, here is a pic.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Marlene I still haven't desided which pattern to send but I will have your package out by Friday.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Package Sent

Lisa your package is on the way priority mail!! I hope you enjoy!!


I just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about you! Your package may be a little late getting mailed out. I ordered something online to go in your package and it hasn't arrived yet, but it is on it's way. Everything else is ready. Will ship out ASAP!!
I'm really sorry!


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Package Recieved from Samantha!!

A big Thank you Samantha...loved the package...

Hello All Swappers

Where is everyone?????????????????? No one has gotten any packages????? There hasn't been any thank yous???????????????

Let's post ladies......are we still out there??????????


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lookie, lookie what I got!!!

The UPS man came early this afternoon and it was a welcome interruption from Mount Laundry! Didn't Marlene do a great job for her first swap? And she the nail right on the head. I LOVE everything! I got four, count 'em, four big balls of Lydia's crochet thread size 10! It's a beautiful natural color and I can't wait to use it. I got this month's Interweave Knits. I lost count of how many projects I want to make in there. I got a beginners book for knitting, crochet, tatting and embroidery. I've always wanted to learn to tat, so now I have NO excuse. There were two pot holders that match my kitchen beautifully. And she made a me a lovely tea-towel topper and matching cotton coaster, or maybe it's a small dishcloth. I've already used it underneath my beautiful autumn leaf mug, which came filled with flavored teas! And last but not least, I got a set of stationery with gerber daisies and a fun-funky colorful pen with which to write.

I loved everything and am so thankful. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Marlene!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Let's Sign Up for the Sept. Swap Ladies

WOW...can you believe that Sept is here already? I hope everyone had a wonderful and exciting summer. I know mine was busy and now its back to swapping.

As usual if you want to swap in Sept...???? then comment here and I will add you to the Sept. Swap list...

The theme for this month will be a lot of fun because you choose:...


Surprise Me Month, Trivia: To possess a white elephant was regarded(and still is regarded, in Thailand and Burma) as a sign that the monach was ruling with justice and the kingdom was blessed with peace and prosperity. Because the animals were considered sacred and laws protected them from labor, receiveing a "gift" of a white elephant from a monarch was both a blessing and a curse: a blessing because of the animal's sacred nature and a curse because the animal could be put to no practical use.

You will send your partner:

  • A surprise pattern for a ???
  • Enough yarn for the project
  • All the notions required
  • A fancy pen or pencil
  • A package of stationery
  • A pattern booklet or stitching Novel. [any kind like Liesure Arts publishes, or a book by Debbie Macomber or Maggie Sefton]
  • A surprise "White Elephant"gift???? [something you have that is handmade]

Have fun and remember the package needs to be mailed by the end of the month and you must include at least all the above items to swap!!!

Swappers :

  1. Crochetoholic sends to Becky
  2. Whitney A sends to Lisa
  3. Lisa M sends to Brandy
  4. Brandy M sends to Marylyn
  5. Marylyn M sends to Reina
  6. Monique sends to Whitney
  7. Lori Lynn sends to Samantha
  8. Becky R sends to Monique
  9. Samantha sends to Marlene
  10. Reina D sends to Patty C
  11. Patty C sends to Crocetoholic
  12. Marlene C sends to Lori Lynn

Package on it's way to Lori Lynn

Lori Lynn...your package is leaving today by UPS and should be to you very soon...by at least Thursday if not sooner!!!

I do hope you enjoy it!

I loved doing this swap and look forward to all the new friends!!!

Marlene C

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Marlene's Wish List

Are you a knitter or crocheter?? I crochet and although I have only been crocheting since last December, I consider myself to be at an intermediate level.
I love to make.....baby items for my service project and adult hats and scarves.lap blankets and dish cloths!!!
I really want to make......oh, anything really
My favorite yarns are.....soft and I love pinks
My wish pattern is......all my patterns are free one's one the web, so I don't know.
My favorite hooks or needles are.....all different ones
I really wish I had.....more time, can you help with that?
My favorite colors are...Pinks and blacks
My hobbies...needlecrafts, crafting, sewing, quilting, blogging, photography, and cooking/baking
My kitchen theme and colors. Red, red, and red
My bathroom theme and colors...Beachy, sand and shellsMy dislikes....liver, rap music, and noise.
My crafts..what I like....I love it all.
My allergies...no known allergies
My favorite pets...my cat, Thomas Jefferson and our two geckos
My favorite scents...floral bouquets.hydrangea especially
My favorite novels or magazines...biographies and novels, no sci-fi or scary stuff (I am a big wimp!)
Other stuff about me...I am a creative soul who is an Environmental Research Analyst by profession, I am currently engaged, with a lot of kids ranging in age from 6 to 21.I live on the Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk, VA and I am addicted to cotton fabrics and yarns.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Welcome 2 New Swappers

We have 2 more swappers to add to our friendly little group..

Patty C and Marlene C
A little about Patty: " She is 25 years old. has been married for three years. She has a stepson who is 9 years old along with her own 2 year old little boy, and a three month old set of twin girls. She teaches Theatre Arts to 7-12 graders. She has participated in one apron swap. She loves the arts and crafts things, but regrettably she is just now learning to sew, crochet, etc... she has been working on crocheting for awhile now, but she hates everything she has done so she always unravels her work. She LOVES to read, scrap book, (tries to) draw, (tries to) cook, makes lanyards, and works on latch hooks. She is also a huge fan of learning so anything anyone can teach her in the crafts area would be wonderful."
Patty be sure to check out http://dabookswap.blogspot.com it is the other swap which is with books, since you are a book lover like me. :)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Welcome to a New Swapper

Welcome to Reina

A little about Renia: "She is a mother of 2 beautiful little girls one is 2 1/2 the other will be 9 in november. She has been married for almost 10 years. She loves to do all kinds of crafts. she is better at knitting than crochet, but not excellent at either(teaching yourself can be very difficult). She loves to sew and has taken part in 4 apron swaps. She also loves to crochet and embroider. She is an avid reader and cook. She is certified to teach cake decorating classes.Like everyone here she loves to swap."

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Becky's Wish List

Are you a knitter or crocheter?? CrocheterI love to make..... amigurumi and sweaters
I really want to make......something using thread
My favorite yarns are.....anything softMy wish pattern is......amigurumi or sweater patterns
My favorite hooks or needles are.....I only have metal ones, would like to try some other kinds
I really wish I had.....A needle case
My favorite colors are...Blue, purple and green
My hobbies... reading, crocheting, paper crafting, some jewelry making, learning new crafts
My kitchen theme and colors.. Don't really have any right now..I'm working on it
My bathroom theme and colors... Yellow, blue, white (seashore) and Green, pink, white with a little purple (frogs)
My dislikes....Smoking, Dust, Dirt, Clutter....the typical stuff.
My crafts..what I like....Anything! I enjoy crocheting hair accessories,hand bags,socks and dishcloths/towels. Anything that's unique will appeal to me.I also like cotton thread.I love anything to pamper myself like lipgloss, lotion, shower gel, nail polish...all the girly stuff but I'm allergic to sunscreen so i'd prefer stuff without it. I enjoy fun whimsical socks, clothes and accessories. Actually anything fun and whimsical will find a place in my life! I guess that's all the updates for now!
My allergies...sunscreen
My favorite pets...Dogs
My favorite scents...rose and lavender
My favorite novels or magazines...Beauty, crafts, crochet, papercrafts, Fashion, Historical novels or supsense and mystery
Other stuff about me... I live in the country with my husband, oldest son and a variety of cats and dogs. I'm am always fighting the battle with dust (in the summer) and mud( in the winter). Maybe that's why I dislike them so much! I work in an office and really enjoy using my free time for crafting, reading or pampering myself! I have a vegetable garden in the summer; that's about the only gardening I do because the deer and wild turkeys eat everything else! I've been swapping for quite a few years and have learned to limit myself to just a few swaps at a time so that it continues to be fun and not stressful!

Welcome New Swapper

Welcome to another new member BECKY R

A little about Becky: " She loves to crochet! She is not any good at knitting, she has tried a few times without success. She enjoys embroidery. Counted cross stitch used to be her favorite! She enjoys other fabric and paper crafts. Actually, she loves almost any type of craft and if she hasn't tried it yet, she wants to!"

Ah...just like me!!! :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

At my birthday last wednesday I received a gorgious package from my angel for the month May, Joann.
Thank you very, very much for all the wonderful things you send me, I just LOVE them!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks afgain very much!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Angel in Need for a July Swap

Hello Swappers....

Well the hostess is in need of an angel.....my July swapper has not sent her package and is going through a difficult time....and has not been able to send for the July swap...Sooooooooooo.....

Does anyone want to be Crochetoholic's angel for July???