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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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.