Sunday, September 6, 2009

Anyone left who'd like to play?

Is anyone interested in doing this again? Or are you all in a new clubhouse somewhere and it is just me here with the crickets?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fall Scavenger Hunt?

Is anyone interested in doing a Fall Scavenger Hunt Swap?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sweet angel!

My parcel arrived today from a wonderful angel who goes by the name of Lisa. You went way above and beyond, thank you so much!!

Details here

I'm one happy knitter!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Angel Package Update

Label/Receipt Number: CP74 0941 187US
Into Foreign Customs
-->Status: Into Foreign Customs. Your item is being processed by customs in CANADA.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Hi Everyone - I have not dropped off the planet, life has been busy and I have unfortunately locked myself out of my hostess email address by forgetting the password (yes, that is my state of mind these days!). Penny, Just saw your post and you and one other person are waiting for packages. Both are going to Canada, and if not sent Priority Mail, I'm not sure how long is reasonable to assume Customs takes. I have not put up anything about round #2 because I have been waiting for these two to arrive. One was an angel package for Leslie, the other is your package from your original partner who re-posted after the first one did not turn up. I know the angel package was posted ~2 weeks ago, I will get in touch with the other sender tomorrow (since she also volunteered to Angel, I am not thinking it is a flaker!). Since my school has wrapped up and I have 2 weeks before I have to travel again for work, I do hope to get this all closed out soon. Apologies for the delay on the last two packages :(


Am I the only one who is still waiting for a package? I saw that my partner stated she was sending me out a package on her post just after this one way back April 16. I put two comments in to the post and have yet to hear from her or our host mom who I have also written to. Guess I should just forget about ever getting anything. I feel I sent a lovely package out to my partner and I am very sorry the package sent to me got lost in the mail and needed to be resent but since I haven't gotten the resend or an email from my partner I feel very left out and sad.
AND to top this off I am now moving and will have a new address which I also put in as a comment on the post before this to make sure my swap partner received it. I don't have her email to send it to her directly. She needs to email me and get a new address if she is really going to send me a package.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thanks Amey!!

I am so sorry I haven't posted thanks sooner to the bestest Amey as I had tried before I left for vacation and I thought it took, but I later found out it didn't...then the van breaking down on the way home...then coming home to find my box further away from me in the house than I could get to. But today I climbed over the obstacles and got the box! The yarn is super are the treats! The paper made out of elephant poop...well, I am not sure I want to use it, I tried to get one of the girls to open it up, but they both gagged...LOL! I didn't have that size dpn and the treats are yummy, the girls enjoyed theirs. Here are some pics of where I had to climb to get the box (dh tried to surprise me by refinishing the dining room floor and moving all of the dining room into the sitting area!!) The PriorityMail Box is the one that the goodies came in. And the last pic is the goodies in my sunny (thank goodness!!) front yard!

Penny, I am your partner, I have another box ready to send to you and I hope that you get it soon and that you even get the first box. (If you want a sneak peak at what I sent let me know...if I will give you an ETA of when the new box will reach the border) Three messed up mail pieces in one month...grrr! Okay off to the PO and Penny I will email you soon!!!

Thanks Carly for hosting this!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Something Hard!! (funny, too!)

Wow! yesterday when I got home there was another box from Amazon books, but this one contained my Something Hard from Debbie!! It was a copy of Stitch & Bitch Crochet, and the cover says that "even knitters" can learn from it! I had to laugh, because my crochet is pretty bad. Debbie's note says she found the book to be very helpful, and that's good, because I'm hopeless! hapless? helpless?? Thank you Debbie!!

Thanks Teresa!

Hey guys, I got my package from Teresa!!! Just wanted to let you know to check my blog, I posted on this post telling about it. No hard feelings Teresa, I know sometimes things come up! :) Thank you! I love everything!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Thank you, Debbie!!

...for my WON-derful package!! These aren't the most fabulous pics, but I am quite enamoured of my Scavenger Hunt gifts!!

First, I got Something Green: a HUGE hank of Cascade Eco-yarn in a yummy fuschia

Somthing Round: one of those clever Clover thread cutters that can go thru customs

Something Local: Scrumptious looking chocolates, including "Icewine" filled Dark Chocolate candy bar....I'm saving that for Sunday, with coffee!

Something "T": A devilishly cute Hello Kitty tote bag!! Perfect for carrying a knitting project around!

Spoiler's Choice: A Wild & Crazy ornament of Animal, from the Muppets, playing drums!! He looks a LOT like me, when I played combo drums in high school!!

and my absolute FAV?? See the little cotton knit fabric bags in black, white & red?? They are eco-ganic cotton, with LITTLE PANTIES printed on them!! OMG!! Love, love, love these!! I know, I know, what a twisted woman, but I can't help it!

Thank you Debbie, SO much, and thank you Carly for organizing everything!

Friday, March 21, 2008

A Happy Scavenger.... Or Is It Scavengee?

Crossposted on winemakerssister and Scavenger Hunt Swap.

Ok, my Scavenger Hunt swap spoiler -- show yourself!

I received a wonderful box filled with goodies from Norfolk VA today... but with no name attached. Everything is clever and fun and well thought out. I love it all!

Here's what I received:

Something round - 2 skeins of Manos color 106 (Autumn). My spoiler said they jumped into her basket. I can understand that -- they knew they were meant to come to my home and make me very, very happy...

Something with a "T" - a big, lovely lightweight tote, perfect for holding a larger knitting WIP, eh?

Something green - needle felting claw and mat cleaner. You're right spoiler, one can't have too many felting tools!

Something hard - "Mag Knit," a fun clasp that turns beads or I-cord into a necklace. Should be fun to play with!

Something local - a lovely light shawl pin made by a local artist and knitter.

Something funny - a wonderful, whimsical, giggle-inducing little felt pin entitled "Garden" from Keri Rounding's Etsy shop.

Spoiler's choice - The book, "Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair." Ok, I'm a professional drunk (who's constantly covered in cat hair), so it's perfect for me! Sounds like a very fun read.

Thanks so much my nameless spoiler.... it was very much worth waiting a few extra days!

I'm Ready For My Closeups

A couple people asked me for closeups of items I got in my package. Now that I'm finally home and things are settled down, I had a minute to take pictures.

Here's a closer picture of the little bag. It's holding my Branching Out scarf right now. It's the size of a pencil bag so it's perfect for something small and lacy like that. I love the little birds.. so sweet.

And for Lisa, a closeup of the wind chimes. It's very small, so I hung them on a key rack by our back door. Every time someone walks in the house, the chimes ting-a-ling. I was afraid the chimes just wouldn't hold up to our strong winds off Lake Superior so this is the perfect spot.

Michelle's Package, the photo version

Ok, finally, a chance to blog and upload photos too!
Here's the big pic of everything that the lovely Christine sent me... I"m so so excited to get working on some projects from my book!

Here's what she included... by category:

Something Green - Olive green Andean Silk yarn from Knit picks, so so soft!

Something T - A super awesome small project 'tote' perfect for socks, and I just LOVE the pattern

Something Hard - Some beautiful stitch markers

Something Funny - A cool little Alien guy that my kids keep trying to steal!

Something Local - Maple syrup.. yum...

Something Round - An awesome yarn charm cutter, that has a nice clip to attach to a bag.

Three Spoilers Choices - 3 skeins of Meadow Multi Essential Superwash from Knit picks (LOVE the colors.. socks will be on the needles today)
An adorable fairy journal and note cards with a cool sparkly girly pen, and the creme de la creme... 'Favorite Socks'... yay! I've been eyeing that book for a while!

Additionally Christine included some portable flavored instant coffees, a few bags of tea, and a cannister of gourmet cocoa! YUM!!!!

Christine, thank you so very much.. the wait was so worth it!

I have much better pics that will be posted at my blog this morning!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Red Faced but Grinnning

I can't decide if I'm more embarrassed or excited. I finally sat down to leaf through the Mingus sock pattern that Lesley sent only to discover... the Marilinda Sock pattern too!!!
Lesley... wowwowwowee!!! Thank you so much! I'm so sorry I didn't catch it at first... and it's so cool!

But now the problem... which do I do first? Oh the dilemma!