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Topic: SURPRISE Swap GALLERY-- Send by 9/10/12  (Read 26978 times)
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« Reply #100 on: September 11, 2012 07:15:04 AM »

YAY! I'm so happy you liked everything, Strawberry!!!
The flames on the scarf are done in I-cord which is a fancy needle way to achieve the spool knitting. (I just can't get a good groove w/ the spool...sigh).



That scarf was super hard to give up I can tell you... and I'm so relieved it's to your taste! You WILL be the coolest girl in school! You wear a scarf, and scarves are cool.  Wink

Wow, silentblair, I can't believe that package!  The envelope really WAS bigger on the inside!  You did all that in less than 3 weeks?  I love the colors in the hat.  The ice bag cover is such a great idea!  And the scarf is really fantastic--that had to take a while.  Everything is so well-planned for your partner; reallly a wonderful package.


Thanks! The scarf I started pretty much the day we got our partners. There were clues in the wists/pinterest and questionnaire that led me straighaway to start the scarf that very day. (rhyme much?)
Luckily it was mostly straight knitting so I could take it anywhere, hold conversations, and have kids in the same room while working on it.  Grin Grin Grin
The hat was a nice break from the scarf towards the middle.
The ice bag cover was a last minute idea because I just couldn't bring myself to only send 2 things...seemed unbalanced to do so!  Grin Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #101 on: September 11, 2012 07:36:58 AM »

Very nice package silentblair...this gallery has so much talent and unique surprises...loving it!
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« Reply #102 on: September 11, 2012 11:51:40 AM »

oh my oh my--the last triplets of gallery goodies are awesome!
the owly mask is wonderful, moxiepurple! really really fantastic--and i love the cowl--what a great package!
quaggy--your package is an exciting burst of C O L O R. the towels and hot pads are really nice--those pads are the funnest i've seen!
update: i just saw the lego stitchmarkers--i love them--so stinking fun!
wow on that scarf, silentblair. WOW! a showstopper/conversation starter and totally cool piece of clothing! great hat and we are big hot water bottle people--that's as fun as can be!


i love these packages!!
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« Reply #103 on: September 11, 2012 01:59:16 PM »

oh pretty packages!...I love the bird journal and that scarf is so so much work!!...
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« Reply #104 on: September 11, 2012 03:44:48 PM »

The shape of that scarf is amazing! I love that! Silentblair, that was a stroke of genius.

Quaggy, those lego stitch markers are super-cool! Between them and silentblair's scarf, I almost want to try knitting again. Almost  Smiley .
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« Reply #105 on: September 11, 2012 05:41:02 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments.  The lego stitch markers were so fun and easy to make.  Only problem I had was no legos.  Numerous attempts to get any.  I so wanted to send more but those were the only ones I could beg from someone.
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« Reply #106 on: September 12, 2012 05:02:42 AM »

The shape of that scarf is amazing! I love that! Silentblair, that was a stroke of genius.

Quaggy, those lego stitch markers are super-cool! Between them and silentblair's scarf, I almost want to try knitting again. Almost  Smiley .

Wow, that's an excellent compliment! I always like to be in on enabling crafty crafts!
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I agree about Quaggy's stitch markers!!!
I've (and my kids  Roll Eyes) have recently become addicted to legos and boy do I covet those things!
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« Reply #107 on: September 12, 2012 08:47:39 AM »

I received a wonderful surprise package today from rubylynns!



She sent me three great items:  first, an embroidered bookmark (with elastic to go around the book) with a cat on it (one of my favorite themes!).  I love to read and I will put this bookmark to good use! 

She also sent a beautiful Cathedral Window quilt block pin cushion, which I LOVE and I will start using TODAY!

And last but not least, ANOTHER kitty in the form of a piece of embroidery with unfinished edges (which is what I asked for so I can use it on something in the future.)  Here's a close-up of the kitty; there is a flower on the fabric, and she postitioned the cat so the flower is part of it's face.  So cute!!



Thanks for everything Ruby; this is a great package and I love it all!!
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« Reply #108 on: September 12, 2012 09:43:28 AM »

wonderful craftings, rubylynns! that cat face is so pretty--i would never have thought to do that over a flower and it came out wonderful! very cool bookmark--i laugh because i think of all the times the cats come over and sprawl out over whatever im reading. and i really like the design of your pincushion.

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« Reply #109 on: September 12, 2012 10:35:11 AM »

So... the amazing amymarie78 crafted for me!

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Here is the handmade card - it's very lovely.


Here is a little Mickey pouch! So cute!

(I'm an organizer/pouch/bag nut.)


Aaaaand ... a TARDIS stamp and an UP card holder for on the go!


The UP card holder is hand stitched and hand drawn and painted. LOVE IT!

and the inside:


Amymarie78 THANK YOU!!! I love it all! Grin
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