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ORGANIZED SWAPS => ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED => Topic started by: bethiej78 on August 16, 2007 07:30:51 AM



Title: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 10/6)
Post by: bethiej78 on August 16, 2007 07:30:51 AM
(a lot of the explanation of IYP is taken from MissMermaidStikesBack - thank you!)

This is an everything Harry Potter swap, but also an Invite Your Partner swap.  In this swap, you can contact anyone and ask them to be your partner (to exchange Harry Potter themed crafts). It's almost like a personal swap, but with a group, and a great gallery! You will have to sign up with your partner. That is, you must contact your potential partner via pm and you both must mutually agree to be partnered together before you sign up. Once you have a partner, each of you must pm me ((Bethiej78)) with your information, and after doing all the necessary double checking, I will post you both together as participants and add this swap to your "In progress" feedback. Signups will last two weeks, but may close early if there are tons of people, so sign up early!

You may only have one partner this round.   Because I have a feeling there will be many participants and I don't want to go there this time - sorry if anyone was hoping to have two!

**IF you currently have too many swaps, but KNOW you will have positive feedback by the time the two weeks are over, you may still sign up and I will hold a spot for you and your partner. It will be your responsibility to pm me when you are eligible (under the 5 swap limit), or you will be dropped from the swap the last day of signups.**

In this swap, the theme is HARRY POTTER!!  Yay!  As partners, you will decide what and how much to craft for one another.  If you want to post stalk each other and be surprised, or if you want to request from each other things you have admired in the past - both are fine. You should also agree on quantity. I would suggest one "large" (time consuming and/or valuable) item, and a couple of "small" (quicker to craft) items that you know your partner will like.  Just make sure you agree with your partner ahead of time!  We don't want anyone feeling slighted.  Feel free to start crafting for your partner as soon as you are both officially signed up!

SOME RULES:
swappers will receive temporary negative feedback if:
- it is one week past send-outs and you are out of communication
- it is two weeks past send-outs and you have not yet sent, regardless of the communication with us and your partner.

even if you decide with your partner that you are sending late and she says its alright, you MUST send by two weeks past the send out date or this will be reflected in negative feedback. once you do send, you will have positive feedback again, BUT this late sending will be reflected in your comments even if you communicated.  another idea is to at least send some of what you have made your partner by the send out date and if you want to send more later because she sent so much, shes so cool, you ran out of time, thatís fine!  because you already sent!


THIS IS A VERY IN DEPTH SWAP AND WE ARE TRADING WITH PEOPLE WE LIKE. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE READY TO SEND ON TIME!


ONE NOTE: It is a little scary to ask someone to be your partner. Some people may have someone else already in mind, or they may not have the time or funds to participate right now, or they may just not be interested. We need to remember to be nice if we feel we need to refuse someone, and to not take it personally if someone else turns us down.

Just to review, Here's what you need to do:

1. Contact your partner (make sure they're in good standing, swapwise), and agree to join together
2. Both partners must PM Bethiej78 and each other with mailing information.
3. Post in this thread so I can keep up with you!
4. Make sure you can mail on time, and provide the organizer (Me!) with a DC number when you do.
5. Pm your partner and me when you receive as well! Your partner CANNOT get feedback unless you PM us. Thank your partner both in a PM and publicly in the gallery. If you are unable to post pictures, please let your partner know before they send to you. In this case, you still need to post in the gallery about what you received.
6. Lack of PMs to both organizers and your partner will be noted in feedback!!!
7. Have fun!


Swap Info:

Swap name: HPIYP
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: bethiej78
Sign-up date range: August 16 - August 31st
Date to send item by: October 6th

Limited to a certain number of people?: 25 pairs, unless that fills up in like, two days, in which case i will recruit a coorganizer and figure something out. signups will close early once we are full, or have renegotiated a new "full" limit.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Nope! Just make sure you can send to wherever your partner lives and vice versa
All ages allowed? All ages, just get permission if you are under 18!

Swap Organizer(s) himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES


Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (bethiej78).

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap (HPIYP)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
I have read all the rules, including ones for late sendouts:
my partner is:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.



Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: bethiej78 on August 16, 2007 07:31:15 AM
APPROVED PARTNERS:

1.) bethiej78  <----->  SeeMe

2.) annaonthemoon  <----->  theatregirl25

3.) iheartcapnhook*  <----->  sundayafternoonhousewife

4.) sevsonlygirl  <----->  retroeva

5.) annamhudson  <----->  ofenjen

6.) samsara  <----->  zaftigmamma

7.) reenreen  <----->  tanza

8.) teriyakimoto  <----->  jessvict

9.) thegwenanobi  <----->  blackbird5685*

10.) whileywoo  <----->  osiris




*first time swapper!  welcome!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: bethiej78 on August 16, 2007 07:31:56 AM
bethiej78  ----->  SeeMe
SeeMe  --------> Bethiej78


annaonthemoon ----->  theatregirl25
theatregirl25 -------->  annaonthemoon


sundayafternoonhousewife ----> iheartcapnhook
iheartcapnhook  --------------->  sundayafternoonhousewife


sevsonlygirl ----->  retroeva
retroeva -------->  sevsonlygirl


annamhudson ----->  ofenjen
ofenjen  ----------->  annamhudson


zaftigmamma -----> samsara
samsara --------->  zaftigmamma


reenreen ----->  tanza
tanza -------->  reenreen


teriyakimoto ----->  jessvict
jessvict --------->  teriyakimoto


thegwenanobi ----->  blackbird5685
blackbird5685 ----->  thegwenanobi


whileywoo ----->  osiris
osiris ---------->  whileywoo



blue = sent
navy = sent, waiting for confirmation or receipt
green = received
strikethrough = done
orange = sending late w/ communication
red = late no communication



GALLERY:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=197287.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=197287.0)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: dirtydarkdiva on August 16, 2007 06:46:52 PM
 :-[um hey....
i am new here but if it's possible i'd like to join....I LOVE LOVE LOVE all things HP. ;D It would be fun to make goodies for someone else too.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: stitch and stones on August 16, 2007 10:13:11 PM
Still thinking of this as a good possibility but I am still considering who would be a great partner  ;D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: teriyakimoto on August 17, 2007 06:24:00 AM
Sign-ups, already?  Now I'm thinking I need to pump up my profile.   ;D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: bethiej78 on August 17, 2007 03:32:05 PM
:-[um hey....
i am new here but if it's possible i'd like to join....I LOVE LOVE LOVE all things HP. ;D It would be fun to make goodies for someone else too.

unfortunately, you need to have posted at least 15 times and been a member for 1 month before you can sign up for any swaps.  but maybe we'll catch you on the next one!  :-\

you will probably be eligible by the time the deathly hallows swap rolls around!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: dirtydarkdiva on August 17, 2007 10:34:30 PM
that's cool. ooooh deathly hallows swap!! i can't wait! ;D ;D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: annamhudson on August 18, 2007 01:19:26 PM
ok I found it!! I thought I had lost it!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on August 18, 2007 03:02:47 PM
sending in my info. I'm sure theatregirl will soon too


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: theatregirl25 on August 18, 2007 04:04:45 PM
I just sent my information in!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on August 18, 2007 09:14:01 PM
I want to be in! I am recruiting my partner :) will likely PM soon :) Yay another HP swap!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: iheartcapnhook on August 19, 2007 06:20:21 AM
I want to be in! I am recruiting my partner :) will likely PM soon :) Yay another HP swap!

I'm here, Martha!  I'm ready!! :)  The ideas are swimming around in my head!!!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on August 19, 2007 08:22:16 AM
I'm here, Martha!  I'm ready!! :)  The ideas are swimming around in my head!!!

Yay! I am going to have the best swap partner ever!!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: theatregirl25 on August 20, 2007 06:40:43 AM
I have an idea! This is going to be super fun!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on August 20, 2007 07:51:24 AM
I have an idea! This is going to be super fun!

ooooooh ;)

I have one too, I just have to practice that particular skill before I use it on you!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: annamhudson on August 20, 2007 08:23:16 AM
ok I am in! ofenjen I hope you send in your info too!!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: ofenjen on August 20, 2007 08:56:25 AM
ok I am in! ofenjen I hope you send in your info too!!

I just did! :D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: annamhudson on August 20, 2007 09:00:44 AM
ok I am in! ofenjen I hope you send in your info too!!

I just did! :D


YAY!!!!!!!!!!  ;D :o ;D :o


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on August 20, 2007 02:11:28 PM
 I love ofenjen's stuff :D



I use the messenger bag ofenjen made me practically every day, even if I don't need to cart around my laptop!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: annamhudson on August 20, 2007 02:15:16 PM
I guess I invited the right person then!  ;)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: ofenjen on August 20, 2007 05:03:46 PM
I love ofenjen's stuff :D

I use the messenger bag ofenjen made me practically every day, even if I don't need to cart around my laptop!

Awww, thank you!  :D  That does rather please me. 

I haven't had time for a swap in for.e.v.e.r., so this is a real indulgence for me.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on August 20, 2007 05:35:34 PM
I love ofenjen's stuff :D

I use the messenger bag ofenjen made me practically every day, even if I don't need to cart around my laptop!

Awww, thank you!  :D  That does rather please me. 

Yay!

I actually LOOK for stuff to cart around in it to justify carrying the large bag when I don't have to cart the laptop around ;)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on August 20, 2007 07:27:35 PM
Yay I had the best idea and already started crafting. I am so excited to do this swap.

Also, when is the Deathly Hallows swap I saw mentioned?


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: jessvict on August 21, 2007 02:34:03 PM
anyone want to be my partner?? I promise i wont make crappy things  ;)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: annamhudson on August 21, 2007 02:35:05 PM
anyone want to be my partner?? I promise i wont make crappy things  ;)


awww you are too cute! I would but we can only have one :'(


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: Samsara on August 22, 2007 04:01:34 AM
I've pm'd!  ;D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: reenreen on August 23, 2007 01:32:22 AM
oOOOO I'm way to enthusiastic! I already found a bunch of stuff i want to make tanza for this swap. How many items are we meant to be sending cos at the moment my plan is to find a box and cram as many things in there as i possibly can..lol


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: reenreen on August 23, 2007 03:31:00 AM
hey there, just thought i'd let you know. I seem to be approved but my feedback form hasnt been filled out...anyway, back to dreaming up stuff to make


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 23, 2007 04:31:18 AM
hey there, just thought I'd let you know. I seem to be approved but my feedback form hasn't been filled out...anyway, back to dreaming up stuff to make

same here.

just thought I better leave a msg so I don't lose the thread (I've already lost the plot  ;) )

Reenreen, I'm sure it says 1 large and a couple of smalls but it's usually negotiable with your partner anyway  :) and I'm sure Tanza won't mind if you send her a boxful of stuff!
I've been busy on a medium/smallish item and its almost complete  ;D my BIG ONE will possibly still being finished on the night before send outs  :o


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: Samsara on August 23, 2007 04:34:15 AM
Flippin eck! I'd better get cracking *lol* I've started a couple of small & finished a small, and have ******* to ******!  ;)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 23, 2007 04:46:59 AM
you're ahead of me anyway so don't worry  ;D

the __________ I've made is well cool  ;) I gotta make one for me too


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on August 23, 2007 05:18:15 AM
hey there, just thought I'd let you know. I seem to be approved but my feedback form hasn't been filled out...anyway, back to dreaming up stuff to make

same here.

just thought I better leave a msg so I don't lose the thread (I've already lost the plot  ;) )

Reenreen, I'm sure it says 1 large and a couple of smalls but it's usually negotiable with your partner anyway  :) and I'm sure Tanza won't mind if you send her a boxful of stuff!
I've been busy on a medium/smallish item and its almost complete  ;D my BIG ONE will possibly still being finished on the night before send outs  :o

I believe it's just "work it out with your partner".  Theatregirl25 and I have decided to just craft til we run out of time and see what we come up with ;)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: bethiej78 on August 23, 2007 05:51:02 AM
hey there, just thought I'd let you know. I seem to be approved but my feedback form hasn't been filled out...anyway, back to dreaming up stuff to make

same here.

just thought I better leave a msg so I don't lose the thread (I've already lost the plot  ;) )

Reenreen, I'm sure it says 1 large and a couple of smalls but it's usually negotiable with your partner anyway  :) and I'm sure Tanza won't mind if you send her a boxful of stuff!
I've been busy on a medium/smallish item and its almost complete  ;D my BIG ONE will possibly still being finished on the night before send outs  :o

I believe it's just "work it out with your partner".  Theatregirl25 and I have decided to just craft til we run out of time and see what we come up with ;)

That's right - it's up to you to decide with your partner how many items you want to craft for each other.  Could be just one extra super large thing, or lots of tiny things or anywhere in between!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: bethiej78 on August 23, 2007 05:51:41 AM
hey there, just thought I'd let you know. I seem to be approved but my feedback form hasn't been filled out...anyway, back to dreaming up stuff to make

same here.

just thought I better leave a msg so I don't lose the thread (I've already lost the plot  ;) )

Reenreen, I'm sure it says 1 large and a couple of smalls but it's usually negotiable with your partner anyway  :) and I'm sure Tanza won't mind if you send her a boxful of stuff!
I've been busy on a medium/smallish item and its almost complete  ;D my BIG ONE will possibly still being finished on the night before send outs  :o

sorry about that guys!  got distracted at work yesterday and then craftster went kablooey.  fixing now.  :)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: theatregirl25 on August 23, 2007 06:39:57 AM
I am soooo behind. I have got the stuff to make what I want, I just need to get my butt in the chair and do it! I am super excited to get started.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: Tanza on August 23, 2007 07:04:57 AM
weeeeeeeee I am so letting my head whirl with ideas and I have some cool ones that I have never tried before, the best bit is having a partner in the same country instead of sending 250gr I can send 3 kilo for the same price so now I can try all those other things I've wanted to...yippeeeee.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 23, 2007 07:15:03 AM

just finished a ________
and bought supplies for the _____________  ;D
YAY go Karan  ;)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: Samsara on August 23, 2007 07:56:27 AM
weeeeeeeee I am so letting my head whirl with ideas and I have some cool ones that I have never tried before, the best bit is having a partner in the same country instead of sending 250gr I can send 3 kilo for the same price so now I can try all those other things I've wanted to...yippeeeee.


I second that thought Tanza! *lol*  ;D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: reenreen on August 23, 2007 08:17:42 AM
weeeeeeeee I am so letting my head whirl with ideas and I have some cool ones that I have never tried before, the best bit is having a partner in the same country instead of sending 250gr I can send 3 kilo for the same price so now I can try all those other things I've wanted to...yippeeeee.


Ohh ok then i am definately going crafting nuts too!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on August 23, 2007 09:54:15 AM
I am soooo behind. I have got the stuff to make what I want, I just need to get my butt in the chair and do it! I am super excited to get started.

Aw, there's no such thing as being "behind"! 



Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 24, 2007 12:58:14 AM
Progress report: I'm 2 hours into my BIG ONE, if progress keeps up at ths rate it will take me approx' 90 hours to complete  :o  LOL *goes to recheck send out date*


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: bethiej78 on August 28, 2007 05:51:30 AM
I think there are actually a lot of people making really big items for this one, so I'm thinking about extending the sendout date by a week.  What do you guys think?


HEY EVERYONE ELSE - ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO SIGN UP!!  :o


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: bethiej78 on August 28, 2007 05:52:37 AM
PS - Everyone who is on the approved partners list should have "In Progress" in their profile by now.  Could you please PM me if for some reason you don't have it?  Thanks all!  :-*


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: reenreen on August 28, 2007 05:58:10 AM
more time before send out means more time to craft! i say yay!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on August 28, 2007 06:19:02 AM
I think there are actually a lot of people making really big items for this one, so I'm thinking about extending the sendout date by a week.  What do you guys think?


HEY EVERYONE ELSE - ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO SIGN UP!!  :o

If you want to extend sendouts that would be great with me too! More time to craft for my partner would be great. Moving this week is really cutting into my crafting time, so an extra week would rock my world!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: theatregirl25 on August 28, 2007 06:36:04 AM
more time to craft would be fantastic! I really have a great idea, and it may take longer than I anticipate. and I start rehearsals next week.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: annamhudson on August 28, 2007 09:00:06 AM
I vote yes for more craft time!! plus if you don't need it then you could send it out early anyways!!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: bethiej78 on August 28, 2007 10:18:47 AM
I vote yes for more craft time!! plus if you don't need it then you could send it out early anyways!!

good point!  alright!  6 yea votes decides it!  1 more week of crafting!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/29)
Post by: jessvict on August 28, 2007 10:24:46 AM
I would be happy to have an extra week.  ;D  <---(me being happy)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 10/6)
Post by: Samsara on August 28, 2007 10:57:12 AM
*mutters* Yes, an extra week would be cool, very cool, I'm not panicking yet, *deep breath* but yes, more time would mean more gifts  ;D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 10/
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 28, 2007 11:08:54 AM
Same here! I'm never gonna complain about extra time  :)
I'm happy to report 20% on the BIG ONE now whooohoooo! Go me!  ;)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 10/
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on August 28, 2007 11:30:09 AM
It doesn't really bother me either way.  The extension is a nice thing, though. :)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 9/2
Post by: Tanza on August 28, 2007 04:38:35 PM
I vote yes for more craft time!! plus if you don't need it then you could send it out early anyways!!

good point!  alright!  6 yea votes decides it!  1 more week of crafting!

phew thats awesome, my huge item will take a fair whack of time to make, and I so can't wait to get started on it today.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 10/
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on August 28, 2007 09:21:57 PM
Yay! Send outs got extended and I went to Joann's and spent $30 on all sorts of cool stuff to craft! I can't wait until moving is over so things get back to "normal" and I can craft and craft and craft. I have to say, my new house has a CRAFT ROOM! A Room just for me to craft! I can't wait!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 10/6)
Post by: osiris on August 29, 2007 03:24:36 AM
Oh I can't wait to join this!  My and Whileywoo were going to do a personal swap anyway, but joining this means I will actually get my butt in gear lol.

btw send outs is definitely Oct 6th right?  Cause the swap info still says Sept.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 10/6)
Post by: Whileywoo on August 29, 2007 04:57:49 AM
Whee. This is a nicely timed one to do now the last HP one is done, and i'm nearly finished up with my last personal swap and ongoing swap. Happy days!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Invite Your Partner Swap! HPIYP!! (signup 8/16-8/31, send 10/6)
Post by: bethiej78 on August 29, 2007 06:27:05 AM
Oh I can't wait to join this!  My and Whileywoo were going to do a personal swap anyway, but joining this means I will actually get my butt in gear lol.

btw send outs is definitely Oct 6th right?  Cause the swap info still says Sept.

yes, the 6th.  thanks for the fyi, i'll change it.


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Post by: Glimmer on August 29, 2007 12:05:00 PM
HOLY HELL ITS NIC.
pokes nic.

Ok im officially going to have to join this now :D


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Post by: Whileywoo on August 30, 2007 12:10:30 AM
HOLY HELL ITS NIC.
pokes nic.

Ok im officially going to have to join this now :D

She has that effect on people.

Well, me.

Well i'm chuffed! I already have 4 ideas, still formulating lists but i started on a small last night! :)

I was finishing off Samsaras Ongoing Swap items which have a lot of intricate work and because i'm a little bit ambitious, ended up spending 3 and a half hours on what i thought would take half an hour.
By that point i needed a break and did a little bit of a test run on Osiris small gift, and i was dead happy with it so did a bit more. :D

*boing*


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Post by: osiris on August 30, 2007 12:25:49 AM
Lmao.  Amie don't be all surprised to see me here, I told you I'd joined like months ago!  You can defo join, but you'll need a partner.  I'm partnered with Sarah aka Ratty aka Whileywoo XD.

I already have my first idea, using one of the supplies I picked up from HobbyCraft a few weeks ago (the day I spent -cough-£70-cough-)  Excited!  Going to start crafting on Saturday after the wedding I'm going to.  Must have a look through my fabric box and see what I have in there too...


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Post by: Samsara on August 30, 2007 12:32:20 AM
I already have my first idea, using one of the supplies I picked up from HobbyCraft a few weeks ago (the day I spent -cough-£70-cough-)  Excited! 

*Sigh* I seem do that regularly Osiris.  ;) I went in there the other day for one thing and ended up spending £20! Don't think I've yet managed to spend £70 though *lol*


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Post by: Whileywoo on August 30, 2007 12:56:44 AM
I already have my first idea, using one of the supplies I picked up from HobbyCraft a few weeks ago (the day I spent -cough-£70-cough-)  Excited! 

*Sigh* I seem do that regularly Osiris.  ;) I went in there the other day for one thing and ended up spending £20! Don't think I've yet managed to spend £70 though *lol*
Ah the time will come! I know it will for me too!
I have 2 hobbies with that though! I can't help myself! I walk into a store and buy too many craft things than i should, then walk next door into a pet shop and wham, theres my wages gone. Ah the binds of loving crafts and pets :D


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 30, 2007 12:59:43 AM
Osiris... is there a Hobbycraft in our neck of the woods or do you go to Nottm? I loved it when it was in Broadmarsh but hate the fact they've moved outta town!
I might pop in today though as I'm off to the train station. I have my hooks and yarn to crochet on the train but you never know what else I might need to do  ;)


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Post by: osiris on August 30, 2007 01:03:36 AM
Unfortunately there isn't.  I went to Sheffield.  Bit far to go but it's not like I need to go often (especially when I spend that much lmao).  It was surprisingly easy to get to though, only a minute or two off the motorway.  Just before Meadowhall.  There's a really easy map to follow on the website.

I'm going to make a list of crafty ideas.  Anything to prevent me from actually working (I hate work, hence why I'm sat at my desk on Craftster!).


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Post by: Whileywoo on August 30, 2007 01:22:55 AM
I'm all lacking in art material shops. :( It makes me sad.

Another excuse to visit you Nicnic!


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Post by: Samsara on August 30, 2007 01:28:37 AM
My Hobbycraft is less than 5 minutes away in the car. Dangerously close *lol*  ;)


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Post by: Whileywoo on August 30, 2007 01:35:53 AM
I'm completely off topic now but Samsara, i'm just finishing off your goodies now and will post them soon, as soon as i've figured out glaze for them.

I just want to say that i'm very pleased with them, hope you are too!


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Post by: Samsara on August 30, 2007 02:12:44 AM
Yippee! I'm sure I will love them!  ;D Thanks Whileywoo!


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Post by: bethiej78 on August 30, 2007 06:14:59 AM
i finally finished aquiring all my supplies last night, and will hopefully get started over the long weekend.  it will be a challenging project!


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Post by: Samsara on August 30, 2007 08:27:45 AM
Ooo, I just started one of my biggies this afternoon and it's looking fab!  ;D


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on August 30, 2007 08:44:27 AM
hehe! I have three small-to-medium things done! :D 


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 30, 2007 03:07:37 PM
Ooo, I just started one of my biggies this afternoon and it's looking fab!  ;D

OOOOOOHHH!!! I can't wait  ;D

I bought a few bits for one of the little pieces I'm working on, which should be pretty damned awesome in my humble opinion  ;) ;)


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on August 30, 2007 04:29:19 PM
Uh I am in moving limbo (well, right now  I am at work ;) but I am in moving limbo and I can't get any crafting done. I want next week to be here. I have so many good ideas and no time to execute them!


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Post by: bethiej78 on August 31, 2007 05:11:57 AM
HEY EVERYONE - SIGNUPS ARE CLOSING TONIGHT!!  I KNOW THERE ARE A FEW PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED WHO HAVEN'T SIGNED UP YET, SO IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO, HURRY UP!! :)


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Post by: iheartcapnhook on August 31, 2007 09:09:45 AM
Uh I am in moving limbo (well, right now  I am at work ;) but I am in moving limbo and I can't get any crafting done. I want next week to be here. I have so many good ideas and no time to execute them!

At least you can walk and get done what needs to be done!!  ;)
My ideas are big... yet limited to sitting on the couch waiting for supplies to come in the mail. 

My craft partner is the best!!!


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 02, 2007 06:21:59 PM
Uh I am in moving limbo (well, right now  I am at work ;) but I am in moving limbo and I can't get any crafting done. I want next week to be here. I have so many good ideas and no time to execute them!

At least you can walk and get done what needs to be done!!  ;)
My ideas are big... yet limited to sitting on the couch waiting for supplies to come in the mail. 

My craft partner is the best!!!

No, My partner is the best! I am sure what ever you are waiting for is going to be turned into wonderful stuff. I can't wait till you get your computer up and running again. I miss chatting with you! I miss crafting too. I can't wait to get unpacked. 


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 03, 2007 08:15:18 AM
I now have 3 projects on the go and 1 finished item  ::) I'm reaaalllllly good at starting things  ;D


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Post by: osiris on September 03, 2007 08:23:38 AM
lmao me too!  Procrastinators unite!.... tomorrow.  Thankfully I have two of Whileywoo's items half made already, just gotta decide what else to make her!


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Post by: Whileywoo on September 03, 2007 08:34:17 AM
Heeh, i just went through all my pms and promises and stuff for my craft journal, i think i can do this all alright! I'll be much happier come payday so i can get more materials!

I think i'm all planned out as to what i'm making dearest Ossy now!

Large - 0%
Med - large - 0%
Med - 0%
Small - 20%

Its not bad for me considering how much is on my plate currently! :D


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 03, 2007 09:00:25 AM
I'll be glad when my lad goes back to school tomorrow so i don't have a houseful of teenager boys and can craft at my leisure  ;D

Large #1 = 25%
Large #2 = 0%
Medium #1 = 100%
Medium #2 = 25%
Small #1 = 40%

Still planning for other odds and ends..... depending on time and finances  ;D


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Post by: reenreen on September 03, 2007 07:21:16 PM
woah! I binge craft. Last exam for ages on friday morning so i am getting my constant craft on then, should have atleast 2 things done by the weekend... *fingers crossed*


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Post by: Tanza on September 04, 2007 02:43:17 AM
grrrrrrrrr need to vent.......I have had major computer not co operating issuses took me all day to burn 2 dvd's......data dvd's at that and I have yet to back up my system because I have to  complete format it so that I can start on my crafting......

I have tons planned though LOL. hoping to start tomorrow some time.


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Post by: reenreen on September 04, 2007 05:15:58 AM
grrrrrrrrr need to vent.......I have had major computer not co operating issuses took me all day to burn 2 dvd's......data dvd's at that and I have yet to back up my system because I have to  complete format it so that I can start on my crafting......

I have tons planned though LOL. hoping to start tomorrow some time.


oh good, your in the same situation as me...good thing we are partnered up!


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Post by: iheartcapnhook on September 05, 2007 11:18:22 AM
Still haven't rec eived the supplies in the mail.  :(

Small - 100%
Medium - 0%
Largish - 100% (it's ugly, but you are stuck with it lol)
Large - 0%

Thank goodness the swap was extended!!! 


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Post by: annamhudson on September 05, 2007 12:53:34 PM
Still haven't rec eived the supplies in the mail.  :(

Small - 100%
Medium - 0%
Largish - 100% (it's ugly, but you are stuck with it lol)
Large - 0%

Thank goodness the swap was extended!!! 

I am sure it is ugly in a good way!! like a mandrake or something!


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Post by: Samsara on September 05, 2007 02:30:12 PM
After a disastor last night (accident with a paint pot - tragic!), I redid and finished one medium item today, did a small, and have started another. I'm still waiting for supplies for a couple of my other projects! Oo and also did another small today - nearly forgot!  ;D


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 05, 2007 05:42:45 PM
Still haven't rec eived the supplies in the mail.  :(

Small - 100%
Medium - 0%
Largish - 100% (it's ugly, but you are stuck with it lol)
Large - 0%

Thank goodness the swap was extended!!! 

I'll take it, whatever it is! If it's anywhere as good as the towel you made me, I'll love it. Oh supplies in the mail well, you are doing better than me, but I hope they come for you soon. i am so behind from where I want to be right now.

small: 0%
Medium:75%
other Medium: 0%
other other medium: 50%
Medium/Large: 0%
Largeish: 0%

I was going to paint my living room ceiling tonight, but instead, I am going to craft for you. I love my partner so much I can't be a slacker (plus I am really getting sick of priming my walls and painting ceilings. If another drop of paint goes in my eye I am going to scream).


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Post by: ofenjen on September 05, 2007 07:35:44 PM
Yay, I've been crafting.  It's been so long since I've swapped and this has been a real pleasure.   ;D *squeezes annamhudson for the invite*


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 05, 2007 07:43:04 PM
I just finally ordered some supplies as I was torn on what else to make. 

My lovely partner sent me a little poem with clues as to what she is making!  It was lovely, but I really have no idea yet what the items are. ;D


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Post by: annamhudson on September 05, 2007 08:10:04 PM
Yay, I've been crafting.  It's been so long since I've swapped and this has been a real pleasure.   ;D *squeezes annamhudson for the invite*

I am glad to swap with you! you design quilt patterns amazingly!! I really found that I found a bunch of great friends/penpals with craftster!! I love this site and swaps!!!

Too cute Sevsonlygirl! A poem for you! wow!

Sundayafternoonhousewife I hate painting too after I was a apartment manager and had to paint 17 apartments in 2 weeks!!! It was dreadful! We have lived here since feb and haven't painted yet even with me hating the colors of our rooms! they painted them all baby blue!! :o ???


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 05, 2007 08:17:26 PM
Sundayafternoonhousewife I hate painting too after I was a apartment manager and had to paint 17 apartments in 2 weeks!!! It was dreadful! We have lived here since feb and haven't painted yet even with me hating the colors of our rooms! they painted them all baby blue!! :o ???


I wish I had something as easy as baby blue to deal with. The walls in our house are all crayon primary colors. I have been paining for a week and it's been nothing but priming. Every room down stairs has or will need 2 coats of primer. I just can't wait to finish the ceiling in the living room so I can't paint the walls and actually unpack the living room and have a place to relax besides the camp chair on my porch!

That being said, I started the ceiling and then ran out of paint  :( but that meant I did have time to start crafting something for my partner again, so now I am a bit further along than I was earlier this evening.


small: 20%
Medium:75%
other Medium: 0%
other other medium: 50%
Medium/Large: 0%
Largeish: 0%


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Post by: annamhudson on September 05, 2007 11:02:18 PM
Wow did they paint the ceilings primary colors too? I guess that is why we haven't painted yet because the walls are barable. I also have been crafting too! I have 50% done with my 2 small items, 75% with my medium and 50% with one of my larges! YAY! I am half way there!


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Post by: bethiej78 on September 06, 2007 06:08:42 AM
glad to hear everyone is making good progress!  thanks for keeping the thread active!

i am finishing my stuff for the significant other swap this week, and hopefully will get moving on my x-tra x-tra large item this weekend.



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Post by: annamhudson on September 06, 2007 09:16:54 AM
glad to hear everyone is making good progress!  thanks for keeping the thread active!

i am finishing my stuff for the significant other swap this week, and hopefully will get moving on my x-tra x-tra large item this weekend.



Oh x-x-Large! I wonder what it is!!


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 06, 2007 10:20:47 AM
your very own lifesize model of DUMBLEDORE?  ;)


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Post by: annamhudson on September 06, 2007 10:47:12 AM
your very own lifesize model of DUMBLEDORE?  ;)

That would be cool or what about a life-size Voldie? Wow that would scare burglars away!


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Post by: Samsara on September 06, 2007 11:01:29 AM
your very own lifesize model of DUMBLEDORE?  ;)

That would be cool or what about a life-size Voldie? Wow that would scare burglars away!

Or Sirius??!!!  ;)


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 06, 2007 11:57:08 AM
personally I reckon I could handle a lifesize Severus  ;)


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Post by: annamhudson on September 06, 2007 12:23:37 PM
Those 2 sound yummy!! Sirius and Snape!! Yum!!


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 06, 2007 12:44:58 PM
that's just GREEDY  :P ;)


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Post by: bethiej78 on September 06, 2007 12:54:00 PM
lol.  i think i'd go for the life size sirius over severus myself too.  or maybe a life-size james.

but sadly, it is neither of those!  you'll just have to wait and see!   ;)


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 06, 2007 03:48:03 PM
Got even more done last night and than morning than I thought:

small: 45%
Medium:75%
other Medium: 0%
other other medium: 50%
Medium/Large: 20%
Largeish: 0%

Going to do more tonight. I just wish I could craft in class while my students are working. I'd get so much more done!


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Post by: annamhudson on September 06, 2007 04:47:25 PM
lol what do you teach?!?! I just did another of Jen's patterns so I haven't done anything yet today!

Got even more done last night and than morning than I thought:

small: 45%
Medium:75%
other Medium: 0%
other other medium: 50%
Medium/Large: 20%
Largeish: 0%

Going to do more tonight. I just wish I could craft in class while my students are working. I'd get so much more done!


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Post by: reenreen on September 06, 2007 04:58:38 PM
started yesterday amongst the stress of my exams. I was completely nuts running around looking for supplies i had bought that are now covered with a dense layer of notes on the principles of biochemistry.

small item 1:50% complete
medium item 1:10% complete
medium item 2:60% complete

More items to be started...as soon as i finish the first 3 (short attention span due to stress...which will all be over tomorrow!)

Hurray!


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Post by: Tanza on September 06, 2007 07:20:04 PM
started yesterday amongst the stress of my exams. I was completely nuts running around looking for supplies i had bought that are now covered with a dense layer of notes on the principles of biochemistry.

small item 1:50% complete
medium item 1:10% complete
medium item 2:60% complete

More items to be started...as soon as i finish the first 3 (short attention span due to stress...which will all be over tomorrow!)

Hurray!

slow down and breath Reenreen, finish those exams, I would hate to be the cause of bad marks.....

having finally got my computer sorted out I have started...yeahhhh


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 06, 2007 08:48:40 PM
lol what do you teach?!?! I just did another of Jen's patterns so I haven't done anything yet today!

Got even more done last night and than morning than I thought:

small: 45%
Medium:75%
other Medium: 0%
other other medium: 50%
Medium/Large: 20%
Largeish: 0%

Going to do more tonight. I just wish I could craft in class while my students are working. I'd get so much more done!

I teach English at a community college here in Indianapolis. I also teach Freshman orientation, Life Skills and College success, and Reading Strategies. They are all "remedial" classes for students who don't test in at college level.


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Post by: osiris on September 07, 2007 12:53:51 AM
Re: Life Size Marauders, Snape etc - you're all just a bunch of pervs!
-cough-canIhaveaSiriusplskthanx-cough-

Medium Item one is ready for decorating! Had to wait for it to dry yupyup.


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Post by: reenreen on September 07, 2007 05:33:06 AM
Lol, it's all good. I tend to get crafting urges when i am stressed. I used to bake up a storm. During my year 12 finals i pretty much made 5 course meals every day, only problem is after i cook and bake and clean up i'm too tired to eat so my mum and sister got every fat during my exams,lol

I survived all my mid sessions! Got home, went out for celebratory dinner and now i am crafting while my sister steals my Nintendo DS

My parents would kill me if i wasn't studying, so you're safe there, i quite like being alive =)

Crafting status...much the same... haha it seems i also slow down when i'm not stressed,lol


slow down and breath Reenreen, finish those exams, I would hate to be the cause of bad marks.....

having finally got my computer sorted out I have started...yeahhhh


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 07, 2007 07:17:56 AM
I always hate judging size of things for swaps.  I have one item that took me a lot of time, but it's actually kind of small. hehe.

but anyway, I've got a whole slew of projects that I've finished for the swap.  Theatregirl25 and I decided to just craft til we run out of time :)


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Post by: Tanza on September 07, 2007 06:39:30 PM
Lol, it's all good. I tend to get crafting urges when i am stressed. I used to bake up a storm. During my year 12 finals i pretty much made 5 course meals every day, only problem is after i cook and bake and clean up i'm too tired to eat so my mum and sister got every fat during my exams,lol



ooooo baked goodies always welcome.....yummy.

starting to embroider today I hope. everything seems to be taking me forever lately, to get going that is.


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Post by: reenreen on September 09, 2007 01:55:50 AM
Oh no freaking way serious? Ok thats another idea! Oh oh, if you read this, PM me any food allergies!
Lol, it's all good. I tend to get crafting urges when i am stressed. I used to bake up a storm. During my year 12 finals i pretty much made 5 course meals every day, only problem is after i cook and bake and clean up i'm too tired to eat so my mum and sister got every fat during my exams,lol



ooooo baked goodies always welcome.....yummy.

starting to embroider today I hope. everything seems to be taking me forever lately, to get going that is.



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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 09, 2007 06:07:06 AM
I just discovered a new store this weekend and I have changed one of the things I'm making because of it! :)


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 09, 2007 06:32:50 PM
Yay I finished something this weekend and got more work done on other things:

small: 90%
Medium:75%
other Medium: 0%
other other medium: 50%
Medium/Large: 100%
Largeish: 0%


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 09, 2007 07:33:07 PM
Its 3.30 am and I've just got home from the hospital, my Beloved was rushed in to A&E tonight and I don't know how long they'll be keeping him.
I just wanted to come online now I am home and let people know that if I'm not online it doesn't mean I'm going to flake on my commitments. It just means my man comes first!
I know you'll understand  :-*


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 09, 2007 08:45:08 PM
Hope he's okay! Sending good thoughts your way!


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Post by: osiris on September 10, 2007 01:02:35 AM
Hope he gets well soon!  He in Kings Mill yes?


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Post by: reenreen on September 10, 2007 04:15:44 AM
aww.. me too *sends net get well soon vibes*


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Post by: bethiej78 on September 10, 2007 05:53:32 AM
so sorry zaftig!  hope he's ok!  keep us posted!


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Post by: iheartcapnhook on September 10, 2007 03:17:20 PM
My yarn should be here by now...  ???  I want to craft and I can't.  SO frustrating!


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 10, 2007 11:29:44 PM
hello lovely crafty ladies  :)
I just want to thank you all for your messages of support, Matt was amazed that people he doesn't know are sending him happy healing vibes and good wishes. he just don't get this 'ere newfangled tinterweb and its online communities  ;)
My darlin' is doing well and *fingers crossed* will be home in a couple of days, although he is in a hurry to get home he did express interest in nipping into the King & Miller (nearby pub) for a good solid meal and a pint. Nil by Mouth doesn't suit his tastes  ;)


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Post by: osiris on September 11, 2007 02:34:35 AM
^ lmao ohhh I could so eat a King & Miller pub lunch!  Not been in since it's been all none smoking.  When my Mum was in Kings Mill I used to fetch her crisps and juice from Morrisons next door haha.  Glad he's feeling fitter and we all wish him a speedy recovery :)


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Post by: iheartcapnhook on September 13, 2007 05:57:09 PM
Alright Martha... here's the update now that the yarn has arrived!!

Small - 100%
Small medium - 0% (I might have to do an IOU for this)
Medium - 90%
Large - 100% (it's ugly, but you are stuck with it lol)
Largest - 0%

I'll finish the Medium up tonight while watching anoter episode of Dead Like Me.  The large one will give me grief.  I just know it.  That's going to be a good 6+ hours... but it will be worth it!!!!  :D


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 13, 2007 07:30:04 PM
Finished off another small-medium item today!  I've got one large (timewise) project still to do, and another that's probably medium-large timewise, and then I might actually be done with everything!


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Post by: theatregirl25 on September 13, 2007 09:14:22 PM
I have a medium done.
2 small items
and tomorrow night and this weekend is the large project...

There are a ton of ideas floating about in my head for another medium item and other stuff.

I really need to get cracking I feel like everyone else has gotten farther than me.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 14, 2007 12:35:19 AM
I've totally lost the plot with recent events but did get a nice mediumish article finished yesterday  ;D


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Post by: iheartcapnhook on September 14, 2007 08:23:49 AM
My Mum said she will take the kids all day on Saturday and I can devote my day to crafting.   ;D  I might be able to complete the huge craft this weekend!!!



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Post by: ofenjen on September 15, 2007 07:53:17 PM
I'm sooo close to being done!  I hope annamhudson likes what I'm sending!  :D


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Post by: bethiej78 on September 15, 2007 09:30:34 PM
I'm sooo close to being done!  I hope annamhudson likes what I'm sending!  :D

wow ofenjen!  that's amazing!  way to be a crafting speeder!


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Post by: ofenjen on September 16, 2007 07:35:12 AM
I'm sooo close to being done!  I hope annamhudson likes what I'm sending!  :D

wow ofenjen!  that's amazing!  way to be a crafting speeder!

Anna and I started waaay early, so that does help.  This is a slightly non-traditional swap for me, too, because I'm designing a quilt pattern that she's really been wanting in a addition to making crafties.  I should be doing finishing touches today or tomorrow!


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 16, 2007 07:14:18 PM
Oh how I wish I got more done this weekend. Well, I got more stuff bought. That didn't help!

small: 90%
small: 0%
small: 0%
Medium:75%
other Medium: 75%
Medium/Large: 75%
Medium/Large: 100%

I also scratched on one of the larger things (for now) in exchange for a couple of small. Hopefully I will get everything else done and still have time for it. I am just not sure right now. The send out date is sure sneaking up on me!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 16, 2007 07:16:41 PM
I had to go backward and do a little more stalking, but I think I'm good now.  I should be sending just before deadline.

I'm bummed that I can't sew anything right now - both my machines are cranky and need adjusting.  I can't get them just right and then they act crazy.  So I'm doing other sorts of things for this swap. :)


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Post by: theatregirl25 on September 16, 2007 07:30:02 PM
I made a huge dent in my large item. I also went out and bought a couple other things. So tomorrow night, more crafting.


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Post by: reenreen on September 16, 2007 08:22:34 PM
oh man i feel so slow


large  item 1:50% complete
medium item 2:60% complete
medium item:20%
small item 1:50% complete
small item: planned but cant make till last minute

haha i always feel a bit funny about the sizing...maybe i am a slow crafter


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 16, 2007 08:47:10 PM

haha i always feel a bit funny about the sizing...maybe i am a slow crafter

I hate judging sizes.  Sometimes the smallest of items can take you hours to do, and sometimes a larger item takes only a few minutes.  but  I *can* say that I have two projects to finish, and one more to start.  And then I think I'm also done.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 17, 2007 01:51:24 AM
with one thing and another I'm WAYYYYY behind schedule now  :(


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Post by: Tanza on September 17, 2007 03:07:47 AM
oh man i feel so slow

haha i always feel a bit funny about the sizing...maybe i am a slow crafter

same here although I rethought how I am making your large item, I have a few small's to get going but they are real quick, but the large is taking forever, but boy will it look awesome when it's done heheheheh, I am just glad you live in Aust cause postage would be a killer on this one if you didn't hehehe.


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Post by: reenreen on September 17, 2007 07:01:00 AM
Yeah i think i am having more fun with it knowing that my limitations are more time and my crazy over ambitious mind which i have to convinse to settle down from time to time.

Yay i have almost finished one small item...man i have started so many though, lol
oh man i feel so slow

haha i always feel a bit funny about the sizing...maybe i am a slow crafter

same here although I rethought how I am making your large item, I have a few small's to get going but they are real quick, but the large is taking forever, but boy will it look awesome when it's done heheheheh, I am just glad you live in Aust cause postage would be a killer on this one if you didn't hehehe.


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Post by: bethiej78 on September 17, 2007 02:06:35 PM
oh man i feel so slow


large  item 1:50% complete
medium item 2:60% complete
medium item:20%
small item 1:50% complete
small item: planned but cant make till last minute

haha i always feel a bit funny about the sizing...maybe i am a slow crafter


ha!  don't feel slow!  i am only 10% done with my super-extra-large item (the only thing my partner and i are swapping this round!)  i will be spending all my free time crafting for the next few weeks!

PS (edit):  I HATE VINYL.


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Post by: iheartcapnhook on September 17, 2007 04:23:12 PM
Here's the update  ;D

Small - 100%
Small medium - 25% (Got the supplies and I should have this knocked out tonight!!)
Medium - 100% The lettering is causing too much stress. You'll have to letter it :-[
Large - 100% (it's ugly, but you are stuck with it lol)
Largest - 0%

14 days left!  I'm going to have to craft like crazy!!!  This giant one is going to take some time and patience... especially since I'm not too good with the knitting needles  :-[



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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 17, 2007 07:40:11 PM
Here's the update  ;D

Small - 100%
Small medium - 25% (Got the supplies and I should have this knocked out tonight!!)
Medium - 100% The lettering is causing too much stress. You'll have to letter it :-[
Large - 100% (it's ugly, but you are stuck with it lol)
Largest - 0%

14 days left!  I'm going to have to craft like crazy!!!  This giant one is going to take some time and patience... especially since I'm not too good with the knitting needles  :-[



Maybe you could scratch the duplicate stitch and try something like puff paint or fabric paint or stenciling the letters on.... Just a suggestion. But I can always do it too :)

I got a lot done tonight:
small:100%
small: 100%
small: 100%
Medium:75%
other Medium: 75%
Medium/Large: 100%
Medium/Large: 100%

I am betting I get everything done this week which means I probably have enough time to get to that last thing I had in mind. Yay! (I just updated this. It's 1 am. I got on a crafting roll and finished the other meduim/large!) I am so excited to get finished and get my stuff sent out! Probably will be pushing it to the last few days though. I imagine I will be starting something else!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 18, 2007 09:55:37 AM
You are a crafting machine, sundayafternoon!


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Post by: Samsara on September 19, 2007 12:31:55 AM
Just when I think I'm nearly done I get another great idea *lol* I think mine's going to be so heavy it might be cheaper to drive it up to you Zaf!  :D  


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 19, 2007 01:51:32 AM
 ;D I'll get the kettle on!


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Post by: Tanza on September 19, 2007 05:22:38 AM
can I come too?

oh bugger my car might get bogged in the big wet pond between us...*sigh*


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Post by: osiris on September 19, 2007 07:36:32 AM
Haha I'll come to, not far from Zaftig =) And I make a mean cuppa.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 19, 2007 08:55:42 AM
the more the merrier, if you can make it this Saturday its MY BIRTHDAY!!!  ;D


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Post by: annamhudson on September 19, 2007 09:08:03 AM
I can not wait to see the gallery! You all will have fun visiting pics! :'( I wish I could drive it to my partner! She Rocks! We chat all the time now!!


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Post by: ofenjen on September 19, 2007 06:12:40 PM
I can not wait to see the gallery! You all will have fun visiting pics! :'( I wish I could drive it to my partner! She Rocks! We chat all the time now!!

I wish we could drive our swaps, too!  Unforunately, that 2,300 miles is a bit far.   :o

Your box is all wrapped up and ready to go, my dear!  I will send DC info as soon as I've shipped.  :D


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Post by: Whileywoo on September 20, 2007 02:49:04 AM
Sorry i haven't had much contact :( I've been run off my feet and i'm completely exhausted, i have very little time for anything not work related at the moment. :(

I still am getting a package to my lovely Osiris as we have discussed my situation. I jsut wish i had time to talk and make a little more.

Don't you hate it when life jumps up and bites you on the ass when you've promised to commit to something...


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 20, 2007 03:57:48 AM
I know where you're at Whileywoo, life ain't a bed of roses here either. Luckily Samsara is a very understanding friend and swap partner  :)


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Post by: bethiej78 on September 20, 2007 05:51:47 AM
Sorry i haven't had much contact :( I've been run off my feet and i'm completely exhausted, i have very little time for anything not work related at the moment. :(

I still am getting a package to my lovely Osiris as we have discussed my situation. I jsut wish i had time to talk and make a little more.

Don't you hate it when life jumps up and bites you on the ass when you've promised to commit to something...

yes, it does suck when life becomes an ass biter!  i know what you mean!  thanks for checking in with us, and hope stuff gets better for you soon.


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Post by: osiris on September 20, 2007 07:16:06 AM
^ -snort-  Ass biter. Haha.

Anyway Sarah I told you, I'm not expecting a lot.  And I know you said you might make up the package by putting in a few bought items but there's no need.  I'm only doing one or two mediums and maybe a small or two, cause remember, it was only supposed to be a small swap between us!  Don't get your knickers in a twist.  I'll love whatever you do, cause I <3 you.  Silly bean.


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Post by: bethiej78 on September 20, 2007 12:12:12 PM
HEY ALL!!  We have our first sender, so I put up a gallery here:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=197287.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=197287.0)

The link is also on the 1st page so you don't have to hunt for it!


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 20, 2007 12:57:12 PM
in the words of Kryten "Panic mode engaged"  :o I'm STILL knitting  :D


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 20, 2007 03:04:32 PM
Acckk!  A sender! :o


Now we'll all be crafting frantically!LOL


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 20, 2007 08:35:33 PM
Uggh I'm having the hardest time with motivating myself to knit, but I already have a knitted item 1/4 of the way done, so I might as well finish it, right?


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Post by: Samsara on September 21, 2007 03:43:00 PM
Hurray! I'm back! My ISP went down Tuesday night and I've been offline! Aaarggh!! Hope you have a great Birthday Zaf!  :-*


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Post by: iheartcapnhook on September 21, 2007 06:06:43 PM
eeeeekkkk!  A sender!  Trying to make us look bad  ;) 

I'm a crafter... I procrastinate and am a perfectionist.  Not a good combo  :-[ 

I'm hoping to get a little more done for my wonderful partner this weekend.  If all goes well, I should complete the huge project.... I hope!!!


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Post by: annamhudson on September 21, 2007 06:15:38 PM
I have to say that my parnter and I started weeks before sign-ups close! That is why she got out so quick. At least that is what I hope!..lol


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 21, 2007 06:21:26 PM
I have to say that my parnter and I started weeks before sign-ups close! That is why she got out so quick. At least that is what I hope!..lol

So did I.  I started before sign-ups even went "official" because when the swap was being talked about, theatregirl25 PMed me asking me to be her partner.  Yet, I STILL can't get the last two items finished. I'm having knitters  and sewers block or something.


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Post by: ofenjen on September 21, 2007 06:41:42 PM
I have to say that my parnter and I started weeks before sign-ups close! That is why she got out so quick. At least that is what I hope!..lol

I think also that we're crafting a smaller amount for each other than some of the other partners.  Even so, I did pack your box pretty full!  Can't wait for you to receive and unpack your treasures!


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 22, 2007 01:28:51 AM

 If all goes well, I should complete the huge project.... I hope!!!

I'm almost as excited to see this huge project as I am about my own things  ;D LOL


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Post by: Whileywoo on September 23, 2007 12:06:26 AM
Eee exciting! Thank you for your understanding ladies!

I've basically been told i'm the only trained person for banking, alarms, opens, closes, etc, even the manager herself hasn't been trained, so this new store is all my responsibility. Bugger.

Would be alright if it wasn't for the fact that if i get it wrong somehow i'm for the highjump, and i've successfully made myself exhausted and quite sickypoorly by working every day for the last 2 weeks and likely every day for the next few, plus my hours being between 9 - 14 hours a day. Just blah. Nothing i can do though, just keep working through the vomiting.

All i want to do is curl up in bed with my craft boxes and animals with a cup of hot chocolate and my animals and stay there in my jammies all day... Not a chance...

Sorry about the rant, i'm just losing my head now with this new job. The products are beautiful and quality [lingerie] but the management in my area is bliddy rediculous. Hope i don't become too jaded like them too soon!


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Post by: Samsara on September 23, 2007 01:00:36 AM
Oh dear! Poor old WhileyWoo! I hope you feel better soon! And when will the manager be getting her training? Otherwise, what is she getting the managers money for?   :-\  


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 23, 2007 06:11:11 AM
whileywoo - I do hope that you get some big compensation for all that!  I've been in that exact position before.  The Mgr. getting trained and I made myself crazy for what?LOL  Take care of yourself, it will be straightened out soon.  Keep an eye out for a package from me too!

I'm almost done with my crafting, I'm finish up next weekend.  I didn't want to rush it, so I've been going slowly.


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Post by: Whileywoo on September 24, 2007 09:43:25 AM
Woohoo! Thanks for understanding you lovelies. I got the afternoon off so quickly whipped into town to get some bits for crafting.

I'm a little further down the line than i was now :D

Small 1: 50%
Small 2: 0%
Medium 1: 25%
Medium 2: 50%
Medium 3: 100%

Yay thanks Sevsonlygirl! I'm sending out yours tomorrow as well :D


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 24, 2007 10:24:13 AM
half of an item to sew, three feet to knit, and then finishing touches on another item.

MUST FINISH CRAFTING!!! :D


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Post by: theatregirl25 on September 24, 2007 12:36:04 PM
half of an item to sew, three feet to knit, and then finishing touches on another item.

MUST FINISH CRAFTING!!! :D

Oh, you are crafting quicker than me! Must get crafting!


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 24, 2007 08:02:48 PM
half of an item to sew, three feet to knit, and then finishing touches on another item.

MUST FINISH CRAFTING!!! :D

Oh, you are crafting quicker than me! Must get crafting!

One of my items was a bit....experimental, shall we say? You'll know what it is when you see it, though!  Still have two weeks though, and at the rate I'm crafting, it might take me two weeks to finish everything ;)


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 25, 2007 09:03:44 AM
I am so excited! I am almost ready to send! I think I will get everything done this weekend and send on Monday!

My progress:
small:100%
small: 100%
small: 100%
Medium:75%
other Medium: 95%
Medium/Large: 100%
Medium/Large: 100%


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Post by: Samsara on September 25, 2007 10:17:03 AM
I think I'm done! I'm just packaging everything up  ;)


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 25, 2007 12:03:15 PM
ARGH! I'm not ready yet....looks like it will be a last minute send out for me


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 25, 2007 12:08:51 PM
ARGH! I'm not ready yet....looks like it will be a last minute send out for me

Hey, there's still over a week, don't stress :)  There's also this weekend for crafty goodness! :D 

You'll make it in time!


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 25, 2007 12:19:38 PM
 I've already had to knock two projects on the head  :-\ as I said before...ARRRRRGGH!!  ;)


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Post by: Samsara on September 25, 2007 01:07:56 PM
I've been crafting furiously because I knew that once term started I wouldn't have so much time!  ;) And I was right! I miss the summer already....*sigh*


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 25, 2007 05:37:20 PM
Just finished my other medium! Only one more thing left to complete! I am going to try to finish tonight and get it all packaged up and ship Friday (gotta wait until payday :)  )


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Post by: reenreen on September 25, 2007 08:41:54 PM
OH oh, I'M EXCITED! I tried something new yesterday and it turned out not working properly but looking cooler that i had ever imagined so yay for happy accidents.

90% finished 4 items!yay! just putting finishing touches on them before i start another


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 25, 2007 09:14:02 PM
Well, crap. Knitting is going to be slightly.....difficult.

I was making Bento lunches for my mom and myself, and my bento bit back.  I was pulling a piece of cheese out of a cookie cutter and the cutter sliped and sliced my finger! OWWWW. it's not even at the tip where it'd be semi ok, it's right in the middle of my finger where I grip stuff at.

Grrrrrrr.


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Post by: Samsara on September 25, 2007 11:21:56 PM
I was making Bento lunches for my mom and myself, and my bento bit back.  I was pulling a piece of cheese out of a cookie cutter and the cutter sliped and sliced my finger! OWWWW.
Grrrrrrr.

Ok, I'm curious, I gotta ask...what's a Bento? And just why are you pulling cheese from a cookie cutter??   ::)


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 25, 2007 11:30:54 PM
I was making Bento lunches for my mom and myself, and my bento bit back.  I was pulling a piece of cheese out of a cookie cutter and the cutter sliped and sliced my finger! OWWWW.
Grrrrrrr.

Ok, I'm curious, I gotta ask...what's a Bento? And just why are you pulling cheese from a cookie cutter??   ::)

bento is a japanese style of making lunches to take to work that's become a bit americanized. Basically, it's making lunches cute - putting faces on things, and cutting shapes out of cookie cutters. 

check out http://lunchinabox.net or http://www.bentoyum.com/  or even http://community.livejournal.com/bentolunch . there might even be some threads on craftser about it.  I've so far made 50 bento lunches, and I have them all in a gallery here: http://www.flutterbydesign.org/bento/AnnasBentos150/


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 25, 2007 11:48:50 PM
I used to have a stamp that put smiley faces on your toast but that's about as far as I go with cute food  ;D


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Post by: theatregirl25 on September 26, 2007 07:29:23 AM
I just got an idea for another item on my walk to work while listening to Pottercast, I hope I can pull it off! I am looking forward to being all alone and crafting all weekend.


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 26, 2007 07:37:26 AM
I used to have a stamp that put smiley faces on your toast but that's about as far as I go with cute food  ;D

hehe! for me, it started mostly as a way of keeping me away from eating crap for lunch, and it's worked.  Plus, it's just fun to hav ea lnuchbox full of cute shapes...just not so good when you cut yourself on a cookie cutter!

I just got an idea for another item on my walk to work while listening to Pottercast, I hope I can pull it off! I am looking forward to being all alone and crafting all weekend.

oooooh. I better really finish your package soon and see if there's anything else I can come up with!


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Post by: iheartcapnhook on September 26, 2007 08:23:25 AM
I just got an idea for another item on my walk to work while listening to Pottercast, I hope I can pull it off! I am looking forward to being all alone and crafting all weekend.

I'm slightly behind on the times... what is Pottercast?


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Post by: iheartcapnhook on September 26, 2007 08:24:48 AM
MARTHA....
  I DROVE TO THE POST TODAY ALL BY MYSELF AND I SENT!!!!  2-3 days priority!!!


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Post by: theatregirl25 on September 26, 2007 08:28:49 AM
I just got an idea for another item on my walk to work while listening to Pottercast, I hope I can pull it off! I am looking forward to being all alone and crafting all weekend.

I'm slightly behind on the times... what is Pottercast?

Pottercast is a Harry Potter podcast. Podcasts are radio shows you can find on itunes. Pottercast is done from the leaky cauldron website. Melissa, John and Sue talk all about the books, movies and all things Harry Potter. The other podcast is Mugglecast, which is done by Mugglenet. You do not need an iPod to listen to these, so I highly reccomend both podcasts. Here are the links.

www.pottercast.com
www.mugglecast.com


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 26, 2007 08:31:33 AM
MARTHA....
  I DROVE TO THE POST TODAY ALL BY MYSELF AND I SENT!!!!  2-3 days priority!!!

I'm assuming you're new to driving?  Congratulations! :D


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 26, 2007 09:45:07 AM
MARTHA....
  I DROVE TO THE POST TODAY ALL BY MYSELF AND I SENT!!!!  2-3 days priority!!!

I can't wait! I am so excited! I will be shipping yours on Friday!

I'm assuming you're new to driving?  Congratulations! :D

Haha! One would assume, but Iheartcapnhook is recovering from some serious knee surgery and hasn't been able to drive in months! And even then, not alone! I am excited for her!


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 26, 2007 11:22:23 AM

I'm assuming you're new to driving?  Congratulations! :D

Haha! One would assume, but Iheartcapnhook is recovering from some serious knee surgery and hasn't been able to drive in months! And even then, not alone! I am excited for her!

Oh, I understand that VERY well. I broke my foot last August while in Ann Arbor. I had to get ME and my car and stuff back to PA...fortunately, my friend volunteered to drive my car back and then fly back to AA, but I didn't actually drive again until February.  When I made my first long drive in April (out to AA) I stopped at every single rest area because it really still hurt quite a bit!

So congratulations are STILL in order :D


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 27, 2007 07:52:25 PM
I am packing everything right now and sending tomorrow!


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Post by: bethiej78 on September 28, 2007 06:11:16 AM
just want to say a quick thanks to everyone - you guys have been communicating actively and continuing to post on the thread, and that's great.  let's me know you haven't forgotten about us!  so thanks guys (or I guess I should say gals!)


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Post by: jessvict on September 28, 2007 07:29:41 AM
hello all,

i am about 75% done, I'm excited to see the things all of you have created!!


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Post by: teriyakimoto on September 28, 2007 09:32:12 AM
I'm buckling down and finishing stuff up this weekend.  Hours of crafting ahead!


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 28, 2007 02:13:34 PM
Well, I sent out this afternoon, so Iheartcapnhook should have her package Monday or Tuesday.

Ever better than that however, is that I RECEIVED today! Pictures are posted in the gallery!

Yippee, now I just have to get over the excitement and wait for Marci to get my package!


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Post by: reenreen on September 29, 2007 08:50:46 PM
One of the things I was making i need a printer for an dont you know it...my printer dies in the middle of uni holidays. I'll go to uni on tuesday and get that done! Hurray, thats 3 items completely finished! One that can only be made last minute...hmmm will have to go back to that list of things i had said i wanted to make! yay


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Post by: Tanza on September 30, 2007 03:00:09 AM
yeahhhhhhhhh my huge item is finished so cool and a few smaller ones are coming together nicely too.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 30, 2007 10:05:24 AM
I'm still working my way through  :) I haven't done much this weekend though, we've been socialising


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Post by: theatregirl25 on September 30, 2007 12:32:25 PM
I am almost done with my big item, and let me tell you, it is turning out so good, my mom was so impressed. I have made a huge, dent in my stuff. I am not done yet, but I will be soon!


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Post by: osiris on September 30, 2007 03:18:11 PM
Medium/Large 1: 100%
Medium/Large 2: 0%
Medium: 50%
Medium: 65%

Phew!  Managed to get one of my pieces finished.  It was definitely my most complicated and I'm glad it has worked out so well.  Little sad to see it go, but just a good job it's not in my size! lol


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 30, 2007 05:12:54 PM
I am close to being done!! 


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on September 30, 2007 07:15:25 PM
I lost my crafting weekend!

Yesterday, my ex-boyfriend (now good friend) and his fiancee were in town (they live in Korea currently as she works for the Embassy there and he followed her) and he wanted to go out for Lunch and meet up at 11:30, THEN we went outlet shopping until around 6PM or so...I came home, made my dinner, iced some cupcakes for a family dinner on Sunday, and then proceeded to take a nearly THREE HOUR NAP because I was so tired from all the shopping.  I woke up at almost 10PM, and I can't craft after 10 or things start going wonky.  So I went back to bed because....

Today was a big family dinner as my cousin I hadn't seen in eighteen years was in town (they live in FL), with grandmother (not mine, hers), hubby, and baby (well, he's three, but we hadn't met him before).  My aunt threw a HUGE party at her place for everyone, so I was over there from 9 in the morning until 8pm..got home and had to make Lunches for tomorrow, and now it's past 10 again! 

AARRRGH!

Will do my darndest to get it all done by Sat, but I may have to send an IOU for the knitted item because I don't know if I have time to finish it!


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Post by: Samsara on September 30, 2007 11:21:22 PM
I'm posting today!!  ;D I'm all finished and boxed up.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on October 01, 2007 12:24:22 AM
OOOOH I'm very excited now!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D I've just finished another little something....its my big one that's taking all my time  :)


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on October 01, 2007 07:41:00 PM
Iheartcapnhook got her package today, so I posted photos over in the gallery. I hope you like what I made!


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Post by: ofenjen on October 01, 2007 07:41:59 PM
I received from annamhudson today...and love it all!  Pictures posted in the swap gallery.


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on October 03, 2007 11:54:14 AM
hi, My name is Becca, and I still haven't finished the last piece to my swap, because I keep getting sidetracked by other things.  GAH. 


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Post by: bethiej78 on October 03, 2007 01:27:57 PM
hi, My name is Becca, and I still haven't finished the last piece to my swap, because I keep getting sidetracked by other things.  GAH. 

hi becca!  does this mean you will be sending late?  if so, please let me know ASAP via PM when you think you will be sending out.  please also inform your partner!!  thanks!


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on October 03, 2007 02:20:41 PM
hi, My name is Becca, and I still haven't finished the last piece to my swap, because I keep getting sidetracked by other things.  GAH. 

hi becca!  does this mean you will be sending late?  if so, please let me know ASAP via PM when you think you will be sending out.  please also inform your partner!!  thanks!

Nah, it'll get done by Friday.  I just need to actually, WORK on it, ya know? I finally made myself do some work on it for 45 minutes this afternoon. I'll probably (hopefully) work on it for another hour tonight and then finish it tomorrow. 


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 03, 2007 06:46:08 PM
Hi Becca, can I join you in a craft-a-thon? ;D  I'm so close to done, but I just can't sit down and FINISH, y'know?  I'll be done and send on time, it's just DOING it now.  I have a couple tiny things to finish and that's it. 


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on October 03, 2007 06:54:41 PM
Hi Becca, can I join you in a craft-a-thon? ;D  I'm so close to done, but I just can't sit down and FINISH, y'know?  I'll be done and send on time, it's just DOING it now.  I have a couple tiny things to finish and that's it. 

YES! That's what we need to do! Hold a finish-your-hpiyp-project-craft-a-thon.  *whew* that's a mouthful.


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Post by: theatregirl25 on October 03, 2007 08:20:37 PM
Hi Becca, can I join you in a craft-a-thon? ;D  I'm so close to done, but I just can't sit down and FINISH, y'know?  I'll be done and send on time, it's just DOING it now.  I have a couple tiny things to finish and that's it. 

YES! That's what we need to do! Hold a finish-your-hpiyp-project-craft-a-thon.  *whew* that's a mouthful.

How much fun would that be? I am so close, but rehearsals and work are getting in the way.


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Post by: bethiej78 on October 04, 2007 05:06:31 AM
yeah, i need to craft a thon too.  i have had a terrible cold all week since sunday, and it's killing my endurance.  i can only craft in short spurts before i get tired or give myself a headache from squinting at small stitches!  but i finished the hardest most detailed part of my large item last night though, so that was a big help!


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on October 04, 2007 06:03:54 AM
I have a lot of "not quite finished" bits too, and one of my things for Samsara is being mailed later as its nowhere near completion  and then last night I dreamed of something I just have to make now...  ;D


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Post by: Samsara on October 04, 2007 12:10:23 PM
Well, I heard today that the Muggle post here in England will be on strike till next Wednesday, I don't know if that affects standard parcels (the Muggle in the P.O. said it wouldn't) but it's worth checking. They are asking people not to post so that it doesn't create a massive backlog!  :-\ It might give you some extra time anyway!  


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on October 04, 2007 12:45:38 PM
Hmm. perhaps we should ALL agree to craft tomorrow night ;)


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on October 04, 2007 03:21:54 PM

still haven't worked at all on the last project, but I started a DIFFERENT project for the swap....but I still want to finish the original, provided this one doesn't suck up a lot of time. It was just a random idea I got today while working on a DIFFERENT swap!


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Post by: retroeva on October 04, 2007 05:32:45 PM
I finished sewing the last bit of the _____ ___ _______ tonight, I had already finished the _________ _____ _____ last week while watching the season premier of the office, and tonight I completely started and finished *whoo* the _________ _____ ____ which was a PAIN! I used a new fabric that Ive never sewn with before and I can tell you right now, I dont reccomend it!

All 3 are relatively "big" items but Im throwing in a few small store bought items just because I cant use them but I still wanted them and because Sevs is awesome!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 04, 2007 05:49:30 PM
Aaackkk!  I can't wait to see what you made, retroeva!!  I have to craft like mad tomorrow as I'm still not finished.  If it all goes well, I'll post on Saturday morning.  If not, I'll pm you and bethie and beg to wait until Monday.  Keep your fingers crossed that everyone leaves me alone tomorrow!  I had 2 tests this week and 5 meetings and it has been nutso!


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Post by: bethiej78 on October 05, 2007 05:37:35 AM
Aaackkk!  I can't wait to see what you made, retroeva!!  I have to craft like mad tomorrow as I'm still not finished.  If it all goes well, I'll post on Saturday morning.  If not, I'll pm you and bethie and beg to wait until Monday.  Keep your fingers crossed that everyone leaves me alone tomorrow!  I had 2 tests this week and 5 meetings and it has been nutso!

if you take a look at the front page it's positively gleaming with orange.  looks like most people are going to need just a few extra days.  so no worries by me if you have to send out monday.  i myself will be sending out late!


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on October 05, 2007 07:28:21 AM
If the item I decided to paint at the last minute would DRY, I'll be able to mail this afternoon:D 

Crap, I ought to write a letter, eh?


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Post by: Whileywoo on October 05, 2007 08:04:41 AM
Just thought you guys would appreciate seeing the babies i'm keeping from my latest fancy rat litter from my line breeding...


Meet Lumos.


Cheeky pale boy looking up is Riddikulus.


And the girlie sticking her head up at the top right corner is Leviosa.

:D Shame they can't fit in a jiffybag really isn't it...


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on October 05, 2007 09:25:16 AM
Okay, paint's dry, but the damn glue isn't. AAARRRGH


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Post by: justapieceofme on October 05, 2007 10:24:25 AM
Whileywoo, those are freakin' adorable!


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Post by: Samsara on October 05, 2007 10:31:22 AM
WhileyWoo, they have grown so big since the picture you sent me! They are adorable! I love their names too  ;D


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Post by: bethiej78 on October 05, 2007 03:10:47 PM
GAH!!!  i have received!!!!  pics in the gallery momentarily!!!!


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on October 05, 2007 03:41:47 PM
I'm soo nervous, I sent out my swap today to theatregirl25! 

I really really hope she likes everything..but as I was looking at it, I was of course finding flaws in EVERYTHING.


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Post by: theatregirl25 on October 05, 2007 07:42:06 PM
I'm soo nervous, I sent out my swap today to theatregirl25! 

I really really hope she likes everything..but as I was looking at it, I was of course finding flaws in EVERYTHING.

Don't worry. I am sure I will love everything. I got home from my meeting and I am crafting now, and then tomorrow, and Monday I am sending out.


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Post by: iheartcapnhook on October 05, 2007 08:05:23 PM
 ;D This swap was SO much fun!!!  I'm really glad I was part of it!  ;D


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on October 05, 2007 08:53:33 PM
I'm soo nervous, I sent out my swap today to theatregirl25! 

I really really hope she likes everything..but as I was looking at it, I was of course finding flaws in EVERYTHING.

Don't worry. I am sure I will love everything. I got home from my meeting and I am crafting now, and then tomorrow, and Monday I am sending out.

Sounds good!


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Post by: osiris on October 06, 2007 07:35:46 AM
Thanks to bethiej78 graciously awarding Whileywoo and myself an extension (due to nasty postal strikes lasting til Wednesday) I have managed to get another piece finished today.  I was worried I would botch the final stage but thanfully I haven't.

Large: 100%
Medium: 20%
Medium: 100%
Small: 80%

Hopefully I can get the other medium done tonight too and then that just leaves the small tomorrow to finish off and then I can post on Monday!  (I'll get proof of postage on Monday, but I doubt it'll leave the post office itself til Thursday).


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 06, 2007 08:22:42 PM
I sent today!  I didn't think I'd make it, but I did and I hope retroeva likes it!


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on October 07, 2007 03:43:23 AM
I'm the bad un this round, I haven't posted my parcel to Samsara yet  :(


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Post by: retroeva on October 07, 2007 08:24:11 AM
I got sucked into hard labor at a friend's winery so I didnt get to go to the post, but I PROMISE I will Monday (er Tuesday) :-[


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on October 07, 2007 08:39:48 AM
I got sucked into hard labor at a friend's winery so I didnt get to go to the post, but I PROMISE I will Monday (er Tuesday) :-[

did you at least get some wine out of it? ;)


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 07, 2007 08:47:50 AM
I got sucked into hard labor at a friend's winery so I didnt get to go to the post, but I PROMISE I will Monday (er Tuesday) :-[

No problem! :)  I'd love to go work at a winery for a day!


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Post by: retroeva on October 07, 2007 10:11:59 AM
It was HARD work! We were adding sugar and yeast to some Muscadine juice, which in about 6 weeks will become a nice dry dessert wine. That sounds nice and romantic until you realized we were hauling 26 fifty pound bags of sugar to the top of a 15ft tall vat on a LADDER with a wet floor (Im working on my masters in Safety and Health so I was freaking out just a little lot) and if you have ever smelled yeast and yeast enzymes-- its a strange mixture of chocolate milk mix and pesticide. Blech!

But he wants me to come help with the bottling process in a few weeks and I may help out when it opens!

/off topic-ness


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Post by: theatregirl25 on October 07, 2007 04:47:28 PM
okay I am all done. I will be shipping out tomorrow! I had a bit of an accident today. I cut my nail off while slicing shallots for dinner. No need to go to the hospital, so that is good.


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on October 07, 2007 05:15:54 PM
okay I am all done. I will be shipping out tomorrow! I had a bit of an accident today. I cut my nail off while slicing shallots for dinner. No need to go to the hospital, so that is good.

Oh no! OUCH!  Glad you're okay!  (and i can't wait for my package ;)).  Also, I don't think you'll be mailing tomorrow, because tomorrow is a postal holiday (Columbus Day). I don't want you going to the PO and then finding out it's closed. Though, I guess you can still use the automated machines and stuff.


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Post by: theatregirl25 on October 07, 2007 06:43:54 PM
okay I am all done. I will be shipping out tomorrow! I had a bit of an accident today. I cut my nail off while slicing shallots for dinner. No need to go to the hospital, so that is good.

Oh no! OUCH!  Glad you're okay!  (and i can't wait for my package ;)).  Also, I don't think you'll be mailing tomorrow, because tomorrow is a postal holiday (Columbus Day). I don't want you going to the PO and then finding out it's closed. Though, I guess you can still use the automated machines and stuff.

That's right tomorrow is a holiday! But have no fear, I am sending Fed Ex from work, so I can still send.


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on October 07, 2007 07:23:05 PM
okay I am all done. I will be shipping out tomorrow! I had a bit of an accident today. I cut my nail off while slicing shallots for dinner. No need to go to the hospital, so that is good.

Oh no! OUCH!  Glad you're okay!  (and i can't wait for my package ;)).  Also, I don't think you'll be mailing tomorrow, because tomorrow is a postal holiday (Columbus Day). I don't want you going to the PO and then finding out it's closed. Though, I guess you can still use the automated machines and stuff.

That's right tomorrow is a holiday! But have no fear, I am sending Fed Ex from work, so I can still send.

Ah, okay! :D *makes note to leave a note on her front door for FedEx*


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Post by: theatregirl25 on October 09, 2007 06:31:21 AM
My package went out fed ex yesterday!


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Post by: Whileywoo on October 09, 2007 11:14:37 PM
I'm sorry guys, i'm being crap. :(

My job has become rather life demanding, and with my health condition i literally come home, eat, and fall asleep. Its made me excessively poorly ontop of all that. I've unfortunately fallen drastically behind on making my lovely Osiriss goodies...

BUT

I am half way through sorting things out at work, and i will be leaving them very very soon! And then i can mission getting things finished from my bed rest ad get OH to run it to the post office as soon as its done - yay!

I know i'll get negative feedback because of it, but thats life, and i understand, but don't send out the angels for Osiris just yet!


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Post by: Samsara on October 09, 2007 11:22:06 PM
You're leaving your job? Oh no! You were so excited about it! Were they taking the piss?  :-\


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Post by: osiris on October 10, 2007 01:21:40 AM
When you leave you're so gonna steal underwear in my size, right?

Can I actually request no angel?  I'd rather wait for Sarah to finish.  She could have a negative til I get it then change it to a positive when she's finished?


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Post by: bethiej78 on October 10, 2007 05:29:28 AM
When you leave you're so gonna steal underwear in my size, right?

Can I actually request no angel?  I'd rather wait for Sarah to finish.  She could have a negative til I get it then change it to a positive when she's finished?

of course!  i wasn't even thinking about giving her negative yet!  after a week i will have to, just so other swaps know she has outstanding obligations.  but she can have as long to finish as you are willing to wait osiris.  you guys just let me know.  if it becomes too much for her and she wants or you want to angel, just let me know.  thanks.


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Post by: osiris on October 10, 2007 06:07:39 AM
Oh good!  That's good news.  Last thing I'd want would be for her to rush to finish and make herself ill.  I'm nearly ready to send, thankfully the postal strike is over.  For now anyway!  Apparently another will be planned in the next few weeks.  Maybe I'll just have to deliver it by hand :3


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Post by: Whileywoo on October 11, 2007 01:32:56 AM
Oh good!  That's good news.  Last thing I'd want would be for her to rush to finish and make herself ill. 

Well, i've been diagnosed with a fresh lot of depression, which bugs big time because a) i hate that word, its over used, b) i have nothing bar my job to be depressed about - which apparently i am feeling because of reason a. Supposedly those who suffer from depression simply react differently and usually has an impact on the body, which probably ties in nicely with my M.E.
Lordy lords.
At least i'm out of there now, i was so miserable, and totally being abused for my doormattness. Found out i legally shouldn't have been left with the keys, safe codes, etc as they never got my references back and were hiding that fact from the security offices. I never knew it, and thats why only i could do all the stuff and had to be in every bloody day, no one else could do it including the manager!

Nevermind! I handed in my notice yesterday, i have a week to work it out, and i get paid all my stupid lue hours i wouldn't have been able to claim or use if i'd stayed! Yay!

I'm nearly ready to send, thankfully the postal strike is over.  For now anyway!  Apparently another will be planned in the next few weeks.
They're planned for all over the place. And if demands arent met they'll keep getting longer and more frequent - Darren is a postie, he hates all the fuss, and its not impossible he'll lose his job through it all but keep trooping on. :(


  Maybe I'll just have to deliver it by hand :3
Yes please :D I miss my Nick! Haven't seen you since March!


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Post by: bethiej78 on October 11, 2007 06:16:34 AM
you know how they say sometimes you put blood, sweat, and tears into a project?  well it's for real this time for me!!  (except for the blood).   :-\

I have been working my buns off on this project, which is just one extra large item but a big challenge for me.  It's the most complicated sewing I've ever done.   And I was making slow but steady progress.  Sweet SeeMe said she didn't mind if it took me an extra few days.

As of yesterday I just had to finish sewing the insides to the outsides (as it were, without getting too specific), and my machine broke!!  The alignment is totally off, and the needle keeps hitting the plate.  I broke 2 needles before I figured out what was going on.  I had been trying to sew through 3 layers of fabric (two of which were vinyl) and it was slow going BUT seemed to be working at a very large stitch size.  Then there was this awful noise and now it won't work.  I spent about 2 hours last night crying and frantically trying to figure out if it was perma-broke or fixable.   :'(  :'(    After work tonight I am dropping it off at the Viking store where my parents bought it, and am PRAYING they can fix it.  I don't know what I will do if they cannot.  It was my bat mitzvah present from my parents, and it was a very expensive machine.  it's a sweedish made husquevarna.  I love it.  And I TOTALLY cannot afford a new one!  :'(

But for now I am stalled at an almost-finished position on my project.  I just wanted to let people know why my name is still in orange on the front page.

SeeMee I hope you understand I am definitely going to finish I just have to either wait till my machine is fixed (if it can be) or find a store that rents time on their machines and do it there.  I am so sorry for the delay.  I feel awful (combined with how awful I feel about my broken machine!!)  I will try to get it finished asap!


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Post by: ofenjen on October 11, 2007 06:19:36 PM
bethiej78, I had a similar thing happen to my Bernina in the spring and they were able to fix it.  I had loosened something up inside from the heavy sewing (in my case, loads of quilting), and it had to be realigned and readjusted.  They fixed it good as new.  Fingers crossed that's what happened to yours!


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Post by: osiris on October 16, 2007 08:29:37 AM
My package finally shipped today!  Yay!


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Post by: Whileywoo on October 17, 2007 12:03:45 AM
Happy days!!!


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Post by: bethiej78 on October 18, 2007 05:43:50 AM
thanks for the hope, ofenjen!  i hope that's what happened too!


sorry to everyone that i've been absent for a few days, i was travelling for work.  i left a bunch of feedback today, so let me know if you think you should have it but don't yet.

thanks!


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Post by: bethiej78 on October 29, 2007 06:01:37 AM
just wanted to pop in with a very exciting piece of news.  just got a call from my viking shop....and my machine is fixed!!!  :) :) :)

SeeMe - I should be able to finish it up tomorrow (I'm picking up the machine tonight after work) and send it out by Wednesday.  Thanks for being so understanding!!!! It's not very often the organizer is the VERY last person to send in a swap!!!


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Post by: SeeMe on October 29, 2007 01:09:52 PM
just wanted to pop in with a very exciting piece of news.  just got a call from my viking shop....and my machine is fixed!!!  :) :) :)

SeeMe - I should be able to finish it up tomorrow (I'm picking up the machine tonight after work) and send it out by Wednesday.  Thanks for being so understanding!!!! It's not very often the organizer is the VERY last person to send in a swap!!!


Yaaaay! I'm so glad everything worked out, and you didn't have to buy like, a new machine or anything! I can't wait!


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Post by: bethiej78 on October 30, 2007 07:00:57 AM
Thanks!!  Yeah, me too!  I was so worried I'd have to buy a new machine!  I'm baking those people a platter of "THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU ARE THE AWESOMENESS" cookies.  Because, seriously, they are the awesomeness for fixing my machine.  And they only charged me $67!  Which is pretty cheap compared with the cost of a new machine!