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, 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!!!