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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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Angel in Need for a May Swap

Would anyone like to volunteer to be an Angel" for Monique for the month of May? Monique has been one of our long time swappers and unfortunately never received her May package from a newer swapper. Life happens sometimes, but I always try and make sure my swappers are never left out ther hanging with out a package....

You would send her as close to the theme as possible:

  1. 1. A pattern for 1 project, EX: shawl or shrug, or cape, or poncho
    2. Enough yarn for the project
    3. All the notions required
    4. A card [for your partner to use, so do not write in it]
    5. A package of seeds and a small pot
    6. A photo album
    7. An "old times" DVD movie, like Gone with the Wind, or An Affair to Remember, or an old Betty Davis movie, there are tons that are priced $1 and some in black and white [try any Kmart or Walmart for cheaper prices]

Please comment her if you can angel for Monique. Her address can be found on our "Swappers" page. Link in the right column. Thank you....

Crochetoholic Debb

Friday, July 25, 2008

Just a Reminder

When we start back up again in Sept. I want to remind everyone that:

  • your packages should be sent with new items, or "like" new condition.

  • Keep to theme as much as possible

  • if you cannot send the items that are in the requirements, then use an alternate substitute of equal quality

  • always post when you send and receive your packages

  • ALWAYS SAY THANK YOU TO your partners, remember that our swapper stake time, $$, and pride in sending their packages and they want to hear from you

  • send what that month's theme is, and be sure to send ALL the items

  • If something happens and you are going to be late or cannot send your package, let your partner and the hostess know by sending them both emails

  • Have fun!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It came! It came!

My first-ever swap arrived today! I am so excited!

It all came in the cutest Mickey Mouse box (in the right of the picture). I got: a sparkly sun-visor, a summery tote bag with blue flamingoes on a light blue background with white flowers, a crochet pattern for a USA tote bag and all the yarn I need to make it, a flag magnet and flag ribbon magnet for my van, a sparkly USA pin, some Mickey Mouse stickers (to match my box, perhaps?), a red and white striped photo envelope, a window-hanger/sun catcher of red clear and blue stars strung with red, clear, and blue beads, a bag of red, silver, and blue beads, AND two gummy crabby patties, which my boys insist are for them. They're not are they Debb? LOL

Thank you so much, Crochetaholic-Debb. I feel so blessed. Today, we were watching one of my boys friends and they had another friend over for the day to play. So my house was full of loud boys and Mommy was in need of a treat! So, your timing could not have been more perfect. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Please Post Wish Lists

Please add a "Wish List" to your blog and email Crochetoholic the link, or post it here on the swap blog.

The swappers "Wish Lists" needed are:

Debra M
Debbie B
Brenda W
Lilli B
Lisa M

Thank you
See everyone in September and have a happy summer!!!


Brandy M Wish List

I Crochet!
I love to make.....Anything Rockstar - Funky Bags, Fingerless gloves, Hip Belts, Wild and Crazy Scarfs, Nifty Vests and Cardigans, and any other Funkadelic accessories you can think of.
I like to FELT!
Things I do not crochet are......Doilies and Dishrags
I really want to make......The Medallion Cardigan from 'Loop-D-Loop Crochet' and the #25 Granny Square Messenger Bag by Doris Chan
My favorite yarns are.....Red Heart Soft Yarn, Vanna's Choice, I Love This Yarn, and just about any novelty yarn you can get your hands on
My favorite hooks or needles are.....Boye or Susan Bates...or again, anything novelty
I really wish I had.....a hand carved crochet hook (favorite size 6.0 mm)
My favorite colors are...Greens and Browns with Burnt Oranges, Mustards, and Russetts running in a close second (Think WARM FALL colors)
My hobbies...CROCHET!! I hope soon to learn to knit, Punchneedle, Bookmaking, Journaling, Sleeping, Reading, Baking and Cooking
My kitchen theme and colors....Roosters and Sunflowers. I use deep reds and off whites
My bathroom theme and colors...Amazingly, no theme. Tans, Browns, and Off Whites work perfectly
My dislikes....Scratchy yarn such as Red Heart Super Saver!
My crafts....are Crochet, Punchneedle, and Bookmaking (<---Newbie) I'm willing to try just about anything and everything
My allergies....I'm allergic to most trees and to grass (so don't send me any mulch! )
My favorite pets....I love dogs and fish. I have one dog and 4 betta fish
My favorite scents.....Coconut and Pineapple, Warm Fall scents like fresh baked goodies and cinnamon
My favorite novels or magazines...I do not read fiction! I like Crochet Magazines and Cookbooks. I mostly read Christian 'self help' books (Max Lucado, Charles Stanely, Charles Swindoll, Joyce Meyer,etc...)
Other stuff about me...I love things that have trees, leaves, and flowers on them. That goes for jewelry, decorations, pictures...just about anything!

Welcome 2 New Swappers

Brandy M and Lisa M
A little about Lisa:
"I live in a small town in Tennesee . I'm married to the greatest hubby in the world . I have to say that cause of my yarn collection . hubby does not get the "yarn thing " but I do and that is all that matters . I have 2 boys nickolas (12) and nathan (8) . Never a dull moment here ! I use to knit but I crossed over to crochet . I love crochet , I liked knitting but became very bored w/ it . I like to collect crochet books , one never has enough books "
A litttle about Brandy:
"I've been crocheting for 5+ years now. This will only be my second swap ever. It looks quite interesting though. I don't blog (right now)"

Sunday, July 20, 2008

MAY SWAP!!!!!!!!!!!

For the MAY swap I still haven't heard if my partner, priscila received her package and I haven't heard or received from Adriana about my package from her.
it would be great to hear something!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thank you Marylyn For my Fantastic July Swap

I wanted to thank Marylyn for the wonderful swap I got this month!!! I got apattern for a bag I really have been eyeing and the needles to put on the bag, the best color, my "fav", burgundy, and

a great knitting novel that I have not read yet and looks good, a cute and pretty cup with some delicious tea bags, a lovely old themed "1940s" post card, sweet smelling lavender, yummy candies, and rubber tips for my needles. Thank you again sooooo much for a great package Marylyn you made my week!!!!

Crochetoholic Debb

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Package Shipped to Beth R.

Hey Beth R.!

I sent your package this week, Tuesday. It's my first swap ever, so I hope you like it!

Lori Lynn

Thursday, July 10, 2008

July Sign up

Okay gals....SIGN UP FOR July SWAP HERE!!!!

If you want to be in the swap YOU MUST sign up here under the comments and remember to put your name in the comments so I am sure to link the comment to you....

July: Red, white and blue month, Trivia: This is a theory: There was an act that said that the flag of the thirteen United States be the thirteen stripes, alternated with red and white and the union be thirteen stars be white in a bay of blue field that would represent a new constellation. The Continental Congress left no record to show why it chose the colors. However, in 1782, the Congress of the Confederation chose these same colors for the Great Seal of the United States and listed their meaning as follows: white to mean purity and innocence, red for valor and hardiness, and blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice. According to legend, George Washington interpreted the elements of the flag this way: the stars were taken from the sky, the red from the British colors, and the white stripes signified the secession from the home country. However, there is no official designation or meaning for the colors of the flag. A vexillologist is an expert on flags and ensigns.

You will send your partner:

  • Any 1 pattern made of Red, white, and blue colors
  • All the yarn needed to complete the pattern
  • All the notions needed, including the hook or needles
  • A red, white , or blue bag to put the project in [can be handmade or bought]
  • A red, white, and blue decoration, stickers, or magnet
  • A novelty, costume jewelry red, white, and blue pin
  • A surprise gift in the red, white, and blue colors

If you do not comment here you will not be in the swap...

Happy Swapping!!!

Swappers so far:

  • Beth R ---Sue P
  • Sue P --- Samantha
  • Samantha--- Lilli B
  • Lilli B ----Debb
  • Debb [Crochetoholic] --- Lori L
  • Lori L -----Beth R

Partners assigned.....

Thanks to Robin

Sorry, Robin,I should have let you know that it was indeed your parcel that was waiting at the sorting office when we arrived home from our vacation.
In the parcel I found pink yarn which was pounced on by my grandaughter,needles with which to knit the yarn, 'The Friday Night Knitting Club' an insulated cup with an assortment of teas to fill it and 2 packs of M&M's which are missing from the picture (bet you can't guess why!)Also a terrific crocheted bag in red,white and blue. As I don't crochet I really appreciate this. (Actually I must have crocheted once as my younger daughter still wears an Irish crochet shawl I made in 1969!)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Welcome New Swappers

Welcome to 2 new swappers...Lilli and Lori

Please remember that there will be 2 invites from Google to join.


One is for the swappers" page which is to get swappers addresses and is only visible to members.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

i got debbs package. i collect postcards and everything is so great thanks so much!!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Samantha's Wish List

Samantha's Wish List

Are you a knitter or crocheter?? i love to crochet but i am trying to learn to knit
I love to make..... shawls
I really want to make......hats but i just can't master crocheting in a circle either to loose or tight
My favorite yarns are.....really anything
My wish pattern is...... hmmm. i like em all
My favorite hooks or needles are..... metal or bamboo
I really wish I had..... needle roll or my knitting needles
favorite colors are...purple, dark green, and navy
My hobbies... spending time with the family crocheting and sewing and playing with the animals
My kitchen theme and colors.. dark blue and burgandy
My bathroom theme and colors... tan
My dislikes....working
My crafts..what I like....crochet sewing really anything
My allergies...none
My favorite pets.. cats
My favorite scents...vanilla, lemon and orange
My favorite novels or magazines...love to read romance and rachel ray mag
Other stuff about me... i work at the lovely wal-mart i have a beautiful girl named madison she's 4, 3 cats(tigger,layla,izzy)1 dog(max) gienea pig(gizmo) fish madi named them all princess