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Title: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on July 15, 2007 01:32:26 PM
Here's the gallery to post the photos of our packages!

Please take photos of your items before you send out, and then PLEASE wait until your partner has said "hey, she got it!" before posting photos! 

Partners:
Code:

Sent
package received by partner
Sending late with notice
 contact me ASAP!
feedback left

Meshelltakeone <<-->> gwenyvarr
uradelight <<-->> bronzefrog
supermedic <<-->> linnybelle
Amethystlily <<-->> bongirl5
haylie <<-->> annaonthemoon

and the int'l trio:

kathleenalice -> sphinxy -> tigercub_wabbit -> kathleenalice

Feedback will be left after your package has been successfully received by your partner or their mom.  Please PM me and your partner with a copy of your Delivery Confirmation number or customs number.  For International swappers who CANNOT get any type of confirmation, Please save your receipt in a safe location in case you need to prove it was sent.  As soon as you receive your package, please PM both myself and your partner!  If you're able to take photos, please do, otherwise let your partner know they need to post the photos!

YAY! I can't wait to see what we've all made for our moms!


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on July 18, 2007 08:20:32 PM
Haylie and her mom have received their package!

Here's what I sent for her mom:



I made her a matching set necklace, bracelet, and earrings out of swarovski crystal and swarovski pearls (her mom's favourite), a furry blue scarf, a decoupaged journal and matching set of coasters.  The box was painted by a friend of mine.

I also sent a small pot of jam from a local place and some coffee (I hope I remembered to put the coffee in!)

And this is what I sent for Haylie:



A purple scarf made from eyelash yarn, a blue and red crystalish bracelet,and a pink bracelet with a flower dangle.

Hopefully Haylie can provide some close-ups!


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: Haylie on July 19, 2007 07:07:26 AM
We loved it all, thanks so much!!  I'll post more pics later. :)


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: supermedic on July 25, 2007 05:37:20 AM
wow, haylie and her mom are very lucky.  what beautiful stuff.  love the necklace and earrings and also the coasters and journal.


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on July 25, 2007 07:41:09 AM
thanks! 

The coasters and journal were last minute pieces. I was going to make a picture frame instead, but then I found this huge box of cork rounds and decided coasters would be nicer.


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: Linnybelle on July 26, 2007 08:38:49 PM
My Mom received today and I should share that it was the perfect day for her to get her package.  She had a rough day at work and actually started tearing up when she opened the box.  She says thank you very much to supermedic and will, I'm sure, be writing her own note a little later.

I realized as I started writing that I don't have detail shots of things, just general ones, the light wasn't very good and I was too excited.  For now, I'll post general and then tomorrow, I'll add more.

A general overview, including a tantalizing glimpse of the fruit salad Dad made for dinner:


A view of my beautiful Mother, and her wonderful new strawberry apron:

She collects strawberry kitchen items, so this is quite perfect.  It was part of a kitchen set, so I'll post those tomorrow. 

A gorgeous chair organizer, which fits perfectly, although she claims that it is far too beautiful to sit on:


I promise to take more pictures tomorrow, if I can get the box away from my mom long enough.  She's considering taking it to work to show it off.  Not included in these pictures (because I am a silly, distractable girl), were a set of coasters, two little sachet bags, one with herbs, a lovely letter, and a pj set, which Mom is saving for her vacation in a week.    Thank you again, supermedic, and annaonthemoon, this was such a wonderful swap!


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on July 26, 2007 08:50:12 PM
Your items are lovely! I can't wait to see the rest!

My mom started tearing up a little bit, too. I don't think any of our moms expected us to do something like this for them.


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: supermedic on July 27, 2007 06:04:04 PM
 ;D
glad your mom liked.  let her enjoy her things.  I have pics here since we were supposed to be prepared to put up our own pics.


purple boot organizer since she loves her purple cowboy boots and 2 lavender drawstring sachets (one had the sage and lavender in bottom pic in it)

relaxing sleep set--pj bottoms, tank top, and matching eye mask (hope it all fits)

strawberry themed kitchen set--apron, grocery bag holder, coasters, strawberry stuffies or pincushions, pot holder and reversable drawstring goody bag

chair organizer (no she didn't get the stuff in it, that was just to show the pockets.)
Lavendar and sage (thanks to swap with auntiem)



Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on July 27, 2007 07:37:11 PM
Oh my goodness, that was a lovely package!! you are amazing! 


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: Linnybelle on July 27, 2007 09:36:29 PM
Supermedic is quite amazing.  I must say thank you for more pictures, as my brain failed me once again and I babysat until 11 tonight.  Mom did end up bragging about her package at work today and I'm officially known as "the best child,"  a title that I take great delight in, especially around my brothers.   ;D


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: bronzfrog on July 28, 2007 05:22:18 AM
That cowboy boot is AWESOME. 
The chair organiser is pretty cool too.  I might try to make one for my "Mom".


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: bronzfrog on July 28, 2007 06:01:44 AM
uradelight's Mom has received.
Here's what I sent.

The whole package.


Jewelry and eyepillow.


Totebag and lap blanket.


Sorry about the crappy pics.


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: supermedic on July 28, 2007 06:13:17 AM
Quote
That cowboy boot is AWESOME.
The chair organiser is pretty cool too.  I might try to make one for my "Mom".

thanks soo much--i was really worried about the boot organizer since it just came to me in the middle of the night and i just whipped it up in about 1 hour at about 2am after being up since 6a but everyone who came to my house and saw it liked it best out of everything.

the chair organizer was mccalls 4274 just tweaked a little bit.

bronzfrog--love everything esp the jewelry.


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: supermedic on July 28, 2007 11:33:13 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

yay, my mom just received after a big scare from the po saying it was going back to linnybelle.  she loves everything esp the lap blanket although she says its too pretty to use--its going up on the wall somewhere.  she will also be using one of the thank you notes she sent to thank her (she will also email you a thank you per her).  andi (her dog) also loves her new blanket.  mom also loves the page marker--once she realized what it was her mind was whirling on what all it would be good for besides holding open pages for her knitting--in the kitchen, to hold patterns down, etc.  she is soo crafty.  she will be sending me pics but until she gets them to me hopefully linnybelle can post pics for me.  thanks again linny and sooooo sorry for the scare.


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on July 28, 2007 07:03:49 PM
bronzfrog, thanks for posting the pics! Your stuff looks so pretty.

Can someone please tell me what a lapblanket is? Is it basically just a small afghan, or is it something else?



Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: bronzfrog on July 28, 2007 07:11:34 PM
Basically a small blanket.  I just got a piece of fleece that was the same length as the width and finished the edges.


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: Linnybelle on July 30, 2007 08:44:02 AM
Supermedic asked me to post pictures of what I sent her mom, so here goes...
A group shot:


The lapquilt: 

The ladies at my summer job were all jealous and I'm very proud of this one.  All the corners match and everything!   :) I couldn't get a really good picture of the whole thing.  It has nine pinwheel squares, alternating between a white anchoring fabric and a pansy fabric, with a thin purple border, a larger pansy border, and then bound with extra backing fabric.  It's tied with different white buttons from my stash.  It's just big enough to fit over a lap, I've forgotten the measurements.

Here's a view of the center square, which happens to be my favorite one:


And a closer view of the corner, which shows the border fabrics:


The page holder:

It's filled with beans and works pretty well.  I tested it before I sent it.  It has an embroidered "M" on it.

Flower card set:

These all have fabric details, made out of scrap fabric from another project.  Two say some variation on "thank you" and one is completely blank.

Random fabric card:

I like using fabric on cards.  The heart is white felt and the other has a white background. 

Random quote card:

The quote is "Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to keep silence" and is from Victor Hugo.

A dog mat, for Andi:
 
This idea came to me after my cat sat on my black pants again.  She's almost all white, so I thought sending something supermedic's mom could use when she didn't want her dog to get hair all over her clothes would be good.  It's denim and some fun fabric I had lying around.  It is reversible, but the other side isn't as interesting, I was running out of the white fabric.

Despite the heartstopping post office screw up, this was a wonderful swap!  I had a lot of fun and supermedic definitely made my mom's day!



Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: bronzfrog on July 30, 2007 08:58:22 AM
Love the lap quilt! 
The dog mat is cool too.


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on July 30, 2007 09:51:25 AM
Oh wow, the lapquilt is beautiful!


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on July 30, 2007 11:51:32 AM
Finally! Photos of what Haylie sent my mom:



I forgot to rotate it, but on the bottom is a reversable tote bag with a lighthouse on it, and above it is a three drawer jewelry box.  she also made a mom magnet, a necklace, and a painted shell (all sitting on the tote)

close-up of the jewelry box:

side:


top:


And Haylie made me a tote, too:

(i'm gong on a cruise with my favourite band, barenaked ladies next january)

And, both bags were reversible, so here's the inside:



Mom loved everything, and i immediately started using my bag as a purse :D 


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: Sphinxy on July 30, 2007 01:53:09 PM
Wow, so many lovely things...
I'm working at full speed today... My mom is out of town, so she won't question me about what I'm doing... I went out and bought some stuff that I could add to my package of tiny things :P I hope I can ship today... if not I'll do it early tomorrow...  Seeing all of your packages has me quite worried though.... I really want to send a nice package like all of you!!!


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on July 30, 2007 02:14:57 PM
I'm sure your package will be wonderful! :)


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: supermedic on July 30, 2007 05:27:56 PM
 ;D
Linnybelle,
thank you sooo much for everything you sent my mother.  you really really made her day.  I am sooo sorry that I havent had time to sit down and properly thank you.  Now that I see the pictures I see why she was ranting and raving so much.  she did send me a pic but I really couldn't see the details too much in her pic.  I am so glad you got such good pictures.  Thank you soo much for all the beautiful things you send my mom.  you really outdid yourself on this swap.  anyone lucky enough to get you in the future should count their blessings.  you make beautiful things!!!!!!!!  I hope your mother enjoyed as much as my mom did.  Thanks again for a great and wonderful swap.  would love to do this one again in the future and thanks for organizing annaonthemoon.  Looks like everyones mom really made out. 


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: MEshelltakeone on July 31, 2007 11:36:42 AM
My partner's (gwenyvarr) mom has received so I will post pics tonight after work...though I feel about 2 inches tall after seeing how much everyone else sent...But I'm pretty proud of my large item...you will see...


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: Linnybelle on July 31, 2007 02:07:04 PM
Everything in the gallery is beautiful. I'm very impressed by the variety shown through the swap, and I'm very glad the post office finally delievered supermedic's mom's package. 

Supermedic, I had lots of fun making things for your mom and I actually do have pictures of my mom crying while reading the letter you sent, but she didn't want those pictures posted.  I don't know why... :)


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: MEshelltakeone on August 03, 2007 11:25:16 AM
okay.......This is what I sent to Gwenyvarr's mom:

a garden-themed apron
a crossstitch pattern- garden themed
a crossstitch project holder that i designed myself(yay!)
group shot:


inside of project holder: it has her initals on the outside, three main pockets, smaller pockets for thread and such, a covered magnet for needles, a button closure to secure a hoop and two other unfunctional but cute buttons.



closeup of apron


i had tons of fun making things for gwenyvarrs mom and from what i hear, she enjoyed receiving them.. :D


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on August 03, 2007 01:53:00 PM
Oh wow, the project holder is nifty! My mom just usually uses one of those large ziplock bags when she does cross stitch!


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: Ameythestlily on August 07, 2007 05:29:34 PM
My mom just got her package from Bongirl5 (and at the perfect time too she had the cruddiest day at the prison and was just gonna mope at home till her bed time of 9 o'clock). I didn't get to see it but from what I heard over the phone she just loves everything, but especially loves the apron with the cow (I'm hoping Bongirl5 has photos cause my mom and new-fangled electronical things don't mix....yet). She says its exactly like the cows on her wallpaper at home and hopes that Bongirl5 doesn't mind if she wears it to work cause of all the nifty pockets. (PS my mom is a nurse at one of the prisons in Texas...not an inmate :D). 


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: Ameythestlily on August 07, 2007 05:30:53 PM
Man after seeing this gallery I feel like I didn't do enough for BonGirl5's mom (even if 1 of the projects took me 2 1/2 weeks to put together). Ah well I still hope she likes what I sent


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on August 08, 2007 06:32:07 AM
it's a hectic week for me, butit looks like we're just waiting on three packages to make their arrival! :D

Check the front page of the thread to make sure I've marked you appropriately with received. If your partner has received, I've gone ahead and given you the positive feedback. 


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: Sphinxy on August 08, 2007 09:07:09 AM
Argh, I'm the official int'l trio delayer  :-[ :P
I'm hoping that katleenalice's package will be getting here tomorrow(and it would get here right on time, my mom has been sick for almost a week, and it's still felling a bit funky... soooo, it'd be nice for her to receive something to cheer her up!) and mine should get to its destination in a few days... I hope!



Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: kathleenalice on August 08, 2007 01:37:57 PM
it should get there very soon love...both the other packages i sent on the same day got there about a week ago now so...cross fingers.


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: Ameythestlily on August 19, 2007 06:48:47 PM
OK so I know that BonGirl5's mom has recieved her package and her are some shots links to pics of the package:

group shot.

the journal

the frog prince

an inside view of the lining for the tote bag.

I'm glad to hear that her mother liked the items and that they have a good new home. (some day I'll figure out how to post pics from flickr today's the day I figure it out)


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on August 19, 2007 07:04:28 PM

I'm getting a message that the URL is not valid. :(


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: MEshelltakeone on August 20, 2007 05:48:49 AM
gosh, I lovvvee that tote!!!! so festive!!!! is it crochet?


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: Ameythestlily on August 20, 2007 06:41:39 AM
yup I got the pattern from Lion brand


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on December 08, 2007 08:50:52 PM
I hate bringing this swap up, as it seems like its' been so long ago, but there are people who *still* have not told me if they received packages or posted photos!


PLEASE post photos and/or let me know if you received your package, as we still have a few people in limbo for feedback!


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: kathleenalice on December 09, 2007 07:54:52 AM
Hi guys...looks like the Honduras postal system has eaten Sphinxy's mom's second package. Here it is before I sent it:



There's a matching cow print apron and potholder, a glass rosary and a set of gardening themed magnets.


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on December 09, 2007 09:25:07 AM
Lovely package Kate! I'm so sorry it got lost again, but maybe Sphinxy can track it down somehow with the tracking number?


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: Sphinxy on December 12, 2007 08:50:19 PM
Wow, your packages just get prettier kathleenalice... I dunno what's going on here... I will be going to the post office with the tracking number next week...
You are a great swapper!!!! thanks for everything, and i'll keep my fingers crossed... who knows, it might be a xmas miracle... ;)

P.s. sorry for going MIA....


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: halblingefrau on January 10, 2008 12:20:41 PM
What a sweet swap, I can't believe I missed it.  Everyone's things look so awesome, there are a lot of happy mom's out there.  Do you think there would be interest for a second round?


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on January 10, 2008 01:05:24 PM
If someone wants to organize one, sure. I'm going on vacation 1/21 and while I'll be back sporadically, I won't really be back until 2/25


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: scrapnqueen on January 10, 2008 10:21:13 PM
think another round of this would be a good idea, it would be great for mothers day,if no on else wants to organize i will, I could start sign ups at the end of the month till like the end of the first week in jan.


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: RecipeCard on January 24, 2008 10:49:15 PM
I was just lurking in this gallery, and loved the idea....I'd like to join for a M's day swap!!!


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: Linnybelle on January 28, 2008 12:21:50 PM
Has another round of this swap been started already?  I'm not able to organize, but am interested in participating, as long as life doesn't throw me curve balls again.


Title: Re: Swap For My Mom Gallery!
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on February 17, 2008 08:22:32 AM
I have no idea. If anyone wants to do it, go for it.