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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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Whitney,



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

I hope that you will like it.

Ooops

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...

Samantha,

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!!
Thanks,
Whitney

MARYLYN

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!

Brandy

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??????????


Crochetoholic

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:...

September:

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!!! :)