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Title: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on November 11, 2008 06:44:31 PM
Swap name: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SundayAfternoonHousewife
Sign-up date range: 11/11/08 to midnight 11/18/08
Date to send item by: 12/13/2008

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No, but will attempt to keep you on the same continent if your best partner is there too

Age requirement? none

Swap Organizer 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 (this is the 3rd at start of signups)
- 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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
This swap is a mini holiday swap. You will be swapping 3 small crafts with your partner. You may decide if you want holiday themed or just general items. You may agree to send more items than the minimum if you discuss it with your partner, however, it's meant to be a low stress swap over the holidays and meant to be fun!

A few of MY organizing rules, they might seem strict, but they ensure a smooth running swap:
A FEW OF MY RULES:
1. You MUST put Mini Holiday Swap Round 2, or something to that nature in all of your PM's
2. You MUST post in the thread at least once a week
3. You MUST purchase a DC# if you and your partner live in the US, if you live in another country, you must provide me and your partner with a photo of your receipt if requested.
4. You MUST PM me when you send and receive
5. I simply will not approve anyone with multiple feedbacks stating they have not pm'd when sent or received, did not purchase DC, or is a habitual late sender.
6. Everyone is expected to send on time. It's a small swap, so I don't expect flakers. If you are late, you must notify me. Those who are late and do NOT notify me,you will receive negative feedback on 12/18 which will not be removed or corrected until the items are sent, delivered, and I get a DC/tracking #. I know this sounds strict, but I want to have a smoothing running swap and want everyone to get what they deserve from their partners in a timely manner.

Gallery from round one last year: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210581.0
 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210581.0)
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:Mini Holiday Swap Round 2
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
What craft skills would you like to use (ie.. knit, crochet, sew, quilt, paper crafts, clay, etc..) :
What craft skills would you love your items to be made with:
What kind of things would you like to receive? (this is just a guideline) :
What are you favorite colors / motifs / styles:
Would you like holiday, general, or a mix of both:
What else would you like to tell you partner?  (Please be sure to include any restrictions, such as no animal byproducts, religious symbol preferences, allergies, etc.)


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 (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

1. SundayAfternoonHousewife
2. macreede
3. pretty hate machine
4. Homerof2
5. korok ***welcome first time swapper
6. sweetlysedated
7. peacenlove92 ***welcome first time swapper
8. phnxreign99
9. angrykittymeowmeow
10. Lady Llanalla
11. goosegg1001 ***welcome first time swapper
12. Pinky Yarn
13. mrsmartin428
14. trampycouture
15. gullyer ***welcome first time swapper
16. elociNNicole
17. eirinnkelly
18. hippie4yahweh
19. edenkitty
20. timpani~jax
21. Saor
22. squirrelgirl
23. gerbilgal ***welcome first time swapper
24. crazy4bags
25. freestyle
26. barbolot
27. stuckmachinic ***welcome first time swapper
28. pinkleo
29. wombatgal***welcome first time swapper
30. zatanna
31. zuliblu
32. starfishsea


PARTNERS!!!

SundayAfternoonHousewife < -- > pinkleo
stuckmachinic < -- > pretty hate machine
crazy4bags < -- > korok
gerbilgal < -- > squirrelgirl
timpani~jax < -- > Saor
angrykittymeowmeow < -- > mrsmartin428
barbolot < -- > Homerof2
wombatgal < -- > trampycouture
zatanna < -- > edenkitty
peacenlove92 < -- > zuliblu
macreede < -- > gullyer
pinky yarn < -- > phnxreign99
Lady Llanalla < -- > elociNNicole
sweetlysedated < -- > starfishsea
freestyle < -- > Goosegg1001
eirinnkelly < -- > hippie4yaweh


Gallery! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281313.0


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: pretty hate machine on November 11, 2008 11:14:19 PM
I sent my info in! ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: MandyLikesPie on November 12, 2008 06:09:56 AM
I have my questionnaire filled out! I'm going to wait to send it until I see how much progress I make on my other swaps this weekend, though. If I make good progress, joining this swap will be my reward.  ;)


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: starfishsea on November 12, 2008 09:21:07 AM
I just sent my info! Although I think we are going to have to wait until my current swap partner receives (should be any day now) and I get some positive feedback  ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on November 12, 2008 11:47:36 AM
Hi Everyone! I am getting all your questionnaires. I just want to let you know I will update and add it to your feedback in the evening. I'll only do it once a day at night. It's just easier for me that way :) I am super excited to get more people signed up! This is going to be a fun swap.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: Homerof2 on November 12, 2008 01:23:57 PM
Just sent in my questionnaire!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: goosegg1001 on November 13, 2008 10:38:08 AM
Ok Im almost 90% sure Im going to make this my first swap. I've been wanting to join a swap since I joined craftster, but Im such a chicken!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: peacenlove92 on November 13, 2008 12:32:24 PM
I definitely want this to be my first swap. I'm almost finished with the required posts so I will try for this one.  :)


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: sweetlysedated on November 13, 2008 12:33:50 PM
Ooo This looks like it'll be a lotta fun!
I'd love to be a part of it :)

I'm gonna go fill out the questionnaire!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: korok on November 13, 2008 04:15:51 PM
I sent in my questionnaire today.  This will be fun for my first swap!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: peacenlove92 on November 13, 2008 06:45:37 PM
okay i sent in my questionnaire. I'm glad this is a small swap cuz I'm doing a lot of crafting already, but I would love to do a swap so this is perfect.  ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: angrykittymeowmeow on November 13, 2008 09:34:39 PM
I got my feedback from my first swap and am sending mine in  ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: sweetlysedated on November 14, 2008 09:56:14 AM
Yay I'm in  ;D

I am looking forward to crafting for this!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on November 14, 2008 04:57:05 PM
Okay,

   I sent in my questionairre and I think I am ready and raring to go. Who knows if the baby will let me accomplish all I intend.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: goosegg1001 on November 15, 2008 10:14:15 AM
Sent in the questionairre! Im so excited for my first swap!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on November 15, 2008 08:16:28 PM
Hi Everyone! I just updated feedback for all of you who sent in since Thursday night. The puppy chewed through the cord for the laptop yesterday, so I had to wait to get on until the cord was fixed today.

Anyway, list of participants is updated. If anyone has questions, don't hesitate to ask. Also, don't be so darn quiet! How is everyone this weekend? I'm good and I got a new digital camera today, so I am very excited to craft things to take pictures of!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: eirinnkelly on November 15, 2008 11:21:33 PM
just sent my info!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: pretty hate machine on November 16, 2008 03:02:36 AM
It snowed here yesterday and it's still on the ground, this must be some kind of record at this time of the year :D I actually went and bought a tiny white Christmas tree and some small decorations for it, so I'm redying my mood for this swap. I'm now all "yay, Christmas!", usually it takes me to the 21st day (of December xD) to realize that holidays indeed are here...
I also got myself a new camera (in August, though) and I haven't really got a chance to use it much, though I love taking photos! I can't wait to get myself a partner...!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: goosegg1001 on November 16, 2008 07:41:35 AM
I wish it snowed here! I grew up in upstate ny, many years we had snow before halloween, now Im in PA and it was in the high 60's this weekend. Doesnt really put me in a winter holiday mood... but crafting for this swap sure will!

I spent my weekend shopping for clothes. I start my new job tomorrow and I cant find anything to wear! Ill be going shopping all day again today.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: phnxreign99 on November 16, 2008 08:04:42 AM
I'm very glad to be out of the PA winter weather and out here in the AZ desert!  Although it does make the holidays feel a little strange.  I think we were in the 80's this week (50's at night so I finally got to wear and show off the awesome hoodie I got in a swap!)...  I definitely need some holiday crafty goodness to put me in the spirit!   


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: hippie4yahweh on November 16, 2008 08:14:38 AM
Just sent in my questionnaire- woot woot!!! First swap, but this is my FAVORITE time of the year and I have a million ideas to try... can't wait!!

No snow sticking for us (in Michigan) yet- but then again it's MI!! It snowed 1/2" that stuck all night and the very next day it was in the 50s.... I tell you, nature in our neck of the woods is on crack!

Anyone listening to Christmas music yet? There's a station in our area that starts the day after Halloween-  not ashamed to admit I've been listening (ok singing along) since then!!! lol


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: sweetlysedated on November 16, 2008 09:15:25 AM
That sux about the laptop cord!  Glad you got a new one though.

No snow here yet, just rain, I think we are getting some snow this week though.
I finished up working on my other swap yesterday, now I'm getting some ornaments done for pressies.
I should do my homework instead though, LOL!!

I am excited to get partners soon, Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on November 16, 2008 01:51:42 PM
Las Vegas, like much of AZ is still suffering from a general lack of wintery weather, but as it has the rest of my family in a good mood I won't complain. As for the Holiday Music I am unashamed to say I sing it all year long (well, this year anyway as my daughter was born on Jan 3 last year) I sang a lot of it while pregnant and holiday music subsequently has the highest possibility of calming her down, Weird right? Oh well, I don't mind. I love it.
I am so happy to see my name on the list! Woo hoo!! I am finally in the crafting mood again. I think I will go make a few cheasy kitsch ornaments now.

Happy Holidays...


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: mrsmartin428 on November 16, 2008 03:11:49 PM
I heard "Do They Know It's Christmas" for the first time of the season yesterday...choked me up a little...that is my favorite Christmas song.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: korok on November 16, 2008 03:36:22 PM
We woke up to snow this morning, which melted, but then it snowed again!  Even if we get half as much snow as we had last year (here in Ontario) there will be no lack of holiday spirit!  And less shoveling for me.  I got out of it last winter being pregnant, but my husband reminded me I can help this year - yay.  Unfortunately for him I'll be too busy crafting!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on November 16, 2008 05:22:01 PM
Tell him you would be happy to shovel if that means he will watch the baby while you do it, then make sure to take your time, enjoy the outside and the quiet and maybe make a snow angel!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: trampycouture on November 16, 2008 08:17:38 PM
Hi everyone! I just sent in my questionnaire, and I am excited about this swap! As for the weather, I never know if I'll be wearing shorts for Christmas, lol. I live in South Louisiana.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: Pinky Yarn on November 16, 2008 08:42:21 PM
I send in my info yesterday. I can't wait to get my partner. I'm really excited about this swap. I've been organizing my craft stuff and found stuff I had forgotten about.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: crazyda79 on November 17, 2008 12:39:46 AM
This sounds like tons of fun but I don't think I will  have feedback from my first swap by the sign-up end date :(  Have fun everyone!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on November 17, 2008 07:50:30 AM
Hi Everyone, I've updated feedback for everyone who has sent in their info up until right now. If your name is on the front page list and the swap is in your feedback, you are approved. About 36 more hours of sign ups. I'll get partners out sometime Wednesday probably before noon.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: hippie4yahweh on November 17, 2008 08:06:34 AM
Yeay yeay! I'm on the list! (Kid you not, I've been checking practically every couple minutes all morning... what a DORK I am! lol)

Snowed here yesterday afternoon- fattest flakes I've EVER seen!! My poor doxie HATES it hahaha


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: mcook72677 on November 17, 2008 08:55:23 AM
Yay!   Just sent in my questionaire. 


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on November 17, 2008 09:36:59 AM
I will be biting my fingers until Wednesday when I get the name of my swap partner. No really I will! What fun and fanciful things will they ned, want, like? Ahgg! I want to get started! Anticipation. Ant i sip a a tion, it's making me cra a a zy... Oh wait, thats a Carly Simon song... sorry. And the baby has found the cords under the desk again... bye


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: elociNNicole on November 17, 2008 10:51:30 AM
WOW!  That was quick!  I just sent in my questionnaire before getting the kiddos off to school and I just was checking back to make sure to 'bookmark' this thread and *bam* i'm on the list! 

Awesome! Now the wait for partners!  That's kind of why I waited a bit to sign up!  I wanted to finish more of my MIL's afghan for xmas and didn't want to stress over partners!

This will be fun.  I cannot wait!  OH!  no snow here yet... (Milwaukee) A couple of flurries but nothing sticking yet.  But it sure is cold out!  I just decided (last friday)  that I wanted to start running and when I am out there in the 30ish degree weather I am thinking 'WTF was I thinking?!?!'  Ahhh well.  (yeah, this has nothing to do about christmas or the holidays... SORRY!  i ramble a bit!!)   :D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: timpani~jax on November 17, 2008 02:07:39 PM
I just sent my info!  :D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: gerbilgal on November 17, 2008 04:17:32 PM
I sent in my info. 1st time swapper. This is going to be fun.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: Saor on November 17, 2008 04:20:02 PM
Sent my info in.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on November 17, 2008 07:15:54 PM
Hi again everyone! I've updated the list yet again. We've had several join us this evening.

Looks like we are going to be hitting over 25 participants, which means I am going to need a co-organizer. Co-organizing with me is super easy. Basically all it means is you've got my back in case I were to fall off the face of the earth. I'll give more details if you are interested.

If anyone is interested in being a co-organizer, please PM me.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: Gullyer on November 18, 2008 12:39:22 AM
This seems like a great swap to start with being that this will be my first!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: mcook72677 on November 18, 2008 06:19:13 AM
I sent in my questionaire yesterday but my name isn't on the list.  boohoo


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: freestyle on November 18, 2008 07:18:30 AM
Just sent in my info!
DC just got cold weather a few days ago. Last weekend it was in the high 60s and I was running errands in short sleeves. Crazy!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on November 18, 2008 09:49:14 AM
It's another lovely day in Las Vegas... which means I still can't put my angel in her cold weather clothing. Boo hoo

These were hand made by my grandmother for me when I was little 29 years ago and they are still so cute, but it is pointless to try and put her in them when its 78 degrees outside!
Don't worry in about 2 weeks it will be 20 degrees here and I will be complaining about not being able to keep her warm enough! I just hope the sweater/jumper still fits over her wee noggin by then  ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: barbolot on November 18, 2008 10:41:29 AM
This swap sounds like fun, and low-stress too!  I just sent in my info.... :)

Here in our part of Texas, it's just now cooling down.  It's in the 60s during the day.  We haven't had a white Christmas in decades!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: hippie4yahweh on November 18, 2008 10:44:47 AM
Oh my gosh- so CUTE! I wanna hug her!! awwwwww :)

I'm trying to learn to knit things other than scarves and cowls- my new nieces (3 months and 7 months) are in dire need of some hand-knit future heirlooms and such! (especially with Michigan winters- burrrrrr!)


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: stuckmachinic on November 18, 2008 11:46:24 AM
I'm sending my info in any minute! This will be my first swap so yay for me :D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: pinkleo on November 18, 2008 01:57:48 PM
I sent in my questionnaire ;D
right under the wire! :D (hopefully I can squeeze in)
I wanted to make sure I got a big chunk of my 12 days done before joining.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: wombatgal on November 18, 2008 03:30:00 PM
This sounds like a fun and easy first swap!  I'm soooo excited!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: angrykittymeowmeow on November 19, 2008 03:25:24 AM
Yay!  Partners soon!   ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13
Post by: elociNNicole on November 19, 2008 06:02:14 AM
I keep checking for partners...

I...must....stalk....



Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on November 19, 2008 07:46:56 AM
hi guys. i just closed the swap. i had unexpected company last night, so I need to add all you last minute joiners  ;) and then start partnering. I hope to be done in the next hour or so. I'll post the list on page 1 first when I am done and then send partner info out. But, it'll be around noon.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: hippie4yahweh on November 19, 2008 07:49:14 AM
Work? Psh, I'd totally rather stalk this board.... (I feel a little like a complete creep, but I can't WAIT for partners!!)

Also, can't wait for Twilight- kind of drooling over the movie poster a coworker brought in for me this morning- anyone else peeing their pants over it like me? hahaha (Of topic, but oh well- after this weekend I'll refocus on Christmas, my FAVORITE holiday ever!) :)

Ah- SundayAfternoon- we post at the same time! Ok ok, I guess I can wait til noon....  ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: wombatgal on November 19, 2008 08:07:06 AM
Gah!  I'm so super excited for this swap and can't wait to get my partner!  I have tons o' homework I should be doing, but I have a feeling I'll be checking this board every few minutes.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: phnxreign99 on November 19, 2008 09:03:03 AM
LadyLlanalla - I feel your pain!  I am DYING to crochet a beautiful sweater set for my first grandchild ... but she will be born at the end of April in Arizona, then move onto 29 Palm, CA ... I figure she will spend her early months pretty much naked!  I've made her a blanket but told my daughter "You don't have to cover her with it, just lay her on it and take a picture!" 

Partners soon ... yeah! 


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on November 19, 2008 09:38:18 AM
ok. go stalk. partners are posted on page 1. i'm forwarding info along now. that'll take a bit, so be patient with me!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sweetlysedated on November 19, 2008 09:54:05 AM
Yay Partners!!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: stuckmachinic on November 19, 2008 10:14:59 AM
Oh I'm so excited! :D I just can't wait next week when I get my salary and am able to buy some crafting stuff!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on November 19, 2008 10:45:23 AM
alright! It's done. Everyone should have their partners info in their inbox as of now. Have fun with the swap, and also, say thanks to homerof2 for stepping up to be our co-organizer. If you need anything and you can't ask me, she's there too!

If there is a partnering problem (like you didn't get it, or I sent you your own info) please pm me soon and let me know!

and most of all, HAVE FUN!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: zuliblu on November 19, 2008 11:14:57 AM
Yay, I am really excited about my partner!!  I told myself NO MORE SWAPS until after the first of the year, but I couldn't resist this one since all my other swaps are sent. 


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: squirrelgirl on November 19, 2008 12:21:55 PM
Yeah! Partners! I love that you paired me up with gerbilgal. Too funny! I giggled out loud when I saw that.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: trampycouture on November 19, 2008 12:44:55 PM
Ahhh I am so pumped! My partner (wombatgal) has given me so much to work with.. I have so many decisions to make! I already started working on one thing..


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: pretty hate machine on November 19, 2008 01:01:28 PM
Somehow I think this swap is going to be really exciting, especially when my partner seems like such a nice girl! And we're practically neighbours, too ;D This is going to be fun!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on November 19, 2008 01:41:49 PM
I'm glad everyone seems happy with their partners! It took my longer to pair up than I thought because there were so many swappers with so many talents that I wanted to pair people up so they could get things they really would enjoy from partners.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: wombatgal on November 19, 2008 02:11:02 PM
Ahhh I am so pumped! My partner (wombatgal) has given me so much to work with.. I have so many decisions to make! I already started working on one thing..

For serious?  I feel so lucky!  All I've been able to think about today is what I'm going to make and about the lovely places I get to go shopping for supplies!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on November 19, 2008 03:13:34 PM
Okay,

   So, I am nuts and I know this, but not only have my partner and traded questionaires, but I have already completed and item for her... I think its cause I haven't done any swapping in so long, that and everyone is being nice to me after last night's bout of food poisoning. How is it that even if I eat a piece of the same fish as everone else I'm the only one puking my guts out? Not even the baby was affected... and she's eating what I produce!  :-X


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Post by: gerbilgal on November 19, 2008 03:34:12 PM
I am pumped for this! My partner (squirrelgirl) loves little animals. She gave me lots of ideas to work with. I will knitting up her stuff when I go on vacation in a few days!!


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Post by: starfishsea on November 19, 2008 04:29:08 PM
Woot!

I already finished something small today for my partner  ;D


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Post by: pinkleo on November 19, 2008 04:34:35 PM
YEA PARTNERS!!!!

I can't wait until tomorrow when I can get a good stalk in.

Off to dream of little goodies. ;D


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Post by: zatanna on November 19, 2008 05:40:54 PM
Looking forward to seeing everyone's stuffs!

Also, thanks for organizing, sundayafternoonhousewife!  :D


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Post by: goosegg1001 on November 19, 2008 09:00:47 PM
Yay Partners! I forgot that was happening today! I already adore my partner so this should be a great swap!


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Post by: barbolot on November 19, 2008 09:23:56 PM
My mind is racing with ideas already!  You did a fab job pairing us up, sundayafternoonhousewife! :)  Thanks!


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Post by: freestyle on November 20, 2008 06:56:14 AM
Yay Partners! I forgot that was happening today! I already adore my partner so this should be a great swap!

Hooray! I'm super-happy with partner pick too! Awesome job sundayafternoonhousewife!


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on November 20, 2008 09:06:42 AM
Aww shucks! Thanks guys!


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Post by: Saor on November 20, 2008 12:49:09 PM
My partner has a great wist and I have several ideas already:)


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Post by: timpani~jax on November 20, 2008 12:51:10 PM
I've finished one item! Very happy with my partner too, thanks sundayafternoonhousewife.


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Post by: mrsmartin428 on November 20, 2008 01:08:24 PM
Got my first one done this afternoon.   ;D

We had some big-time flurries at the bus stop this afternoon, wouldn't it be great to have a white Christmas?  That hasn't happened since I was about 6 years old.


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Post by: elociNNicole on November 20, 2008 01:14:54 PM
Started something today and I hope to be finished with it by tomorrow... as long as the children behave themselves...  grrrr...   ;)  which they haven't been...



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Post by: zuliblu on November 20, 2008 02:15:44 PM
I just heard back from my partner and this is going to be fun, fun, fun!!


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Post by: hippie4yahweh on November 20, 2008 02:51:16 PM
Oh man, seeing that some people are done already makes me LUST after getting everything done!!! Busiest weekend ever- sibling & step-dad b'day, cousin's wedding, TWILIGHT opening night (gah, I'm a dork)

Can't wait can't wait can't wait to get started! woot woot! Sunday, I will be in craft heaven ::sigh:: lol

Honestly tempted to ignore everything and craft.... except the movie....  ;D


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Post by: Lady Llanalla on November 20, 2008 04:08:28 PM
I love wists. I will have to put one together. They are the most awesomest things ever. It really gives one food for thought you know... I'm just glad I have wiggle room... the only question is whether to make things just like you see 'em or change 'em up to be christmassy, which is the theme of the swap, but what if you want your partner to be able to use these things AFTER christmas... ahg!


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Post by: elociNNicole on November 20, 2008 04:20:05 PM

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I love wists. I will have to put one together. They are the most awesomest things ever. It really gives one food for thought you know... I'm just glad I have wiggle room... the only question is whether to make things just like you see 'em or change 'em up to be christmassy, which is the theme of the swap, but what if you want your partner to be able to use these things AFTER christmas... ahg!

 ;)   ;)

I say that you should let your partner know which items you were thinking about making and then maybe she'll give you some hints.....

haha, just kidding.  but yeah, get a wist up there for me lady!!!


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Post by: angrykittymeowmeow on November 20, 2008 11:15:36 PM
I couldn't sleep this morning after work, so I got some stuff done.   ;D


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Post by: pretty hate machine on November 21, 2008 01:05:03 AM
I decided I wouldn't go to school today (and now it turned out that I was sick after all!) so I can try to do some crafty things. Though it seems like it will be a challange to even get out of bed. :(


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Post by: stuckmachinic on November 21, 2008 07:53:53 AM
I'm going to start tomorrow! I found out today the first item I'll make :)


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Post by: zuliblu on November 21, 2008 10:29:28 AM
I will probably be sending in the last week, I am doing my first craft show on Dec 6.  This show is one day only from 10-6, does anyone have any advise how much product I should bring ??? ?  I am a little nervous.


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Post by: hippie4yahweh on November 21, 2008 10:56:56 AM
I am doing my first craft show on Dec 6. 

Ahhh! Congrats and GOOD LUCK Zuliblu!!

As to how much to bring, I'm no expert there- but bring enough that you aren't super worried about selling out, yeah? I mean, if there's an item (or 2 or 5) that you REALLY want everyone to see, make sure you bring a bunch of those so you won't be bummed if they sell like hot cakes, yeah? I used to sell soap and body products and I'd always bring enough to pack my table and displays (no minimalist decor for me!) and 1/2 dozen or so extras of everything

Yeay, good luck- be sure to let us know how it goes!!!


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Post by: zatanna on November 21, 2008 11:22:11 AM
I will probably be sending in the last week, I am doing my first craft show on Dec 6.  This show is one day only from 10-6, does anyone have any advise how much product I should bring ??? ?  I am a little nervous.

Have you checked out the Crafty Business Advice forum yet? They might have more thoughts for you, or some posts that may help.


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Post by: freestyle on November 21, 2008 12:02:08 PM
I...bought...supplies!! I'm ready for a (mostly) crafty weekend! (I'm playing paintball Sunday morning. If I survive I'll craft Sunday afternoon).


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Post by: Homerof2 on November 21, 2008 12:58:59 PM
I'm done one item and have 2 in the thought process and will probably start one soon.  I also have a little extra finished that I really wanted to add!


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on November 21, 2008 01:55:07 PM
well, i have 1 thing for sure picked out that i am going to make, but i need to finish up another swap first this weekend sometime before i can start. i'm on vacation for thanksgiving, but i still feel swamped with things to do!


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Post by: pinkleo on November 21, 2008 02:27:30 PM
I'm still brainstorming...
I have tons of ideas; I've just got to pick and craft.....

I'll be crafting next week a ton...I'm thrilled to have a holiday...I really need to finish up my swaps, or in this case start and finish.....

Off to sketch, plan, and craft...


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Post by: Lady Llanalla on November 21, 2008 02:42:48 PM
I am nearly finished with the things to fulfill the requirements for this swap, oh but I have more than that planned so I am still really in the middle of crafting. This is really fun... I'm so glad I am back in the swing of things!


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Post by: mrsmartin428 on November 21, 2008 03:27:31 PM
freestyle--I did a double-take when I saw your profile pic, you look EXACTLY like a girl I went to high school with.  I was sure you and her were the same person, until I saw where you are from and realized you couldn't be her.  Seriously though, you have a twin on the East Coast!


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Post by: goosegg1001 on November 21, 2008 03:57:12 PM
I cant believe people are crafting already!!! Ive got so many great ideas I cant decide!


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Post by: freestyle on November 21, 2008 06:35:29 PM
freestyle--I did a double-take when I saw your profile pic, you look EXACTLY like a girl I went to high school with.  I was sure you and her were the same person, until I saw where you are from and realized you couldn't be her.  Seriously though, you have a twin on the East Coast!

Aww, poor girl.  :D  Yeah, unless you went to school in KY, it's not me. But I see you're in MD- now that I live in the DC area, maybe I'll run into her. That would trippy!


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Post by: zuliblu on November 21, 2008 07:32:19 PM

Have you checked out the Crafty Business Advice forum yet? They might have more thoughts for you, or some posts that may help.


Ahhh! Congrats and GOOD LUCK Zuliblu!!

As to how much to bring, I'm no expert there- but bring enough that you aren't super worried about selling out, yeah? I mean, if there's an item (or 2 or 5) that you REALLY want everyone to see, make sure you bring a bunch of those so you won't be bummed if they sell like hot cakes, yeah? I used to sell soap and body products and I'd always bring enough to pack my table and displays (no minimalist decor for me!) and 1/2 dozen or so extras of everything

Yeay, good luck- be sure to let us know how it goes!!!

Thanks you so much, I will take any advise that comes my way ;D


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Post by: goosegg1001 on November 21, 2008 08:06:26 PM
I'd like to report I just finished an attempt at something new for the swap... and its resulted in me angry!  >:(

Well thats helped narrow down my extensive list of ideas!


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Post by: wombatgal on November 21, 2008 10:40:40 PM
Well, two items down!  I'm so excited, this is such a perfect first swap for me!  My partner's soooo easy to craft for!


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Post by: freestyle on November 22, 2008 11:29:35 AM
I'd like to report I just finished an attempt at something new for the swap... and its resulted in me angry!  >:(

Well thats helped narrow down my extensive list of ideas!

Chalk it up to "experience".  :D  One of my favorite things about swaps is that it pushes me to try new crafts, even when they turn out, umm, not so good.


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Post by: korok on November 22, 2008 12:24:00 PM
I can't believe some people already have so much done!   I am still in the planning stages, and hope to go out and buy some supplies today or tomorrow.  I just have too many ideas in my head, and the hard part is narrowing it down, and then I get more ideas!


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Post by: gerbilgal on November 22, 2008 06:49:05 PM
I have two ideas in mind for mine. Thinking about the third. I planning on knitting up the items while I listen to the surf at Myrtle Beach!


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Post by: pretty hate machine on November 23, 2008 01:42:20 AM
I can't believe some people already have so much done!   I am still in the planning stages, and hope to go out and buy some supplies today or tomorrow.  I just have too many ideas in my head, and the hard part is narrowing it down, and then I get more ideas!

Me too! Though I have already gone though some experimenting, have a few ideas (astually I have too many ideas which I all want to do!) And started to do just a bit of everything (ie. have dragged the materials from my closet). Maybe I'll start actually doing something soon, too, but school likes to keep me busy and I'm lazy in nature :D


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Post by: hippie4yahweh on November 23, 2008 06:31:41 AM
I have two ideas in mind for mine. Thinking about the third. I planning on knitting up the items while I listen to the surf at Myrtle Beach!
Myrtle Beach!? Jealous! Have fun, that's awesome!!

Has anyone here ever seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding? My cousin's wedding last night was TOTALLY from that movie... but times 2!!! They're both Greek!! Oh man, that was an interesting- and seriously fun- wedding!! (FYI- I'm not greek, not even close. Palest white girl ever! My grandma's sister was my cousin's mom, and her dad's the Greek... whew long exp.)

WOOT WOOT- fun times!! Now off to the crafting!  ;D


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Post by: mrsmartin428 on November 23, 2008 07:10:19 AM
I am mostly done.  The last thingie I've never tried before, so crossing my fingers that I don't totally muck it up.

Hehehe, this is fun.  I love my partner, she's awesome!


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Post by: sweetlysedated on November 23, 2008 03:36:25 PM
I am very happy with my partner too!!

I have not had a chance to go shopping for supplies yet, but I anticipate soon and am excited to start crafting :D


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Post by: Saor on November 23, 2008 03:42:11 PM
I have finished up my other swap(yippee) so I can concentrate on this one. I might try something tomorrow. I have one idea i want to try right away....


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Post by: barbolot on November 23, 2008 11:16:00 PM
I've finally finished with all the planning, and I think I have all the supplies. . . now to just sit and craft!


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Post by: elociNNicole on November 24, 2008 04:21:17 AM
When I woke this morning, this is what was waiting for me outside my window:



Please forgive my crappy-its-5:30am-and-I-haven't-had-any-coffee-yet picture, and I couldn't persuade my lazy booty to actually walk outside to take the pic, so its done from my living room window.

(speaking about not having any coffee yet, I almost poured 1/2 & 1/2 in my son's morning milk cup.  Whoops!  but, its not like I gave him the coffee... right??)

Any-who.... I got sidetracked with my ramblings.... The snow really makes me crafty and I wish I didn't have to go off to work today... I just want to gaze out my window and be all crafty.... yay! snow!



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Post by: freestyle on November 24, 2008 07:08:24 AM
When I woke this morning, this is what was waiting for me outside my window:

Please forgive my crappy-its-5:30am-and-I-haven't-had-any-coffee-yet picture, and I couldn't persuade my lazy booty to actually walk outside to take the pic, so its done from my living room window.

(speaking about not having any coffee yet, I almost poured 1/2 & 1/2 in my son's morning milk cup.  Whoops!  but, its not like I gave him the coffee... right??)

Any-who.... I got sidetracked with my ramblings.... The snow really makes me crafty and I wish I didn't have to go off to work today... I just want to gaze out my window and be all crafty.... yay! snow!



Wow! I have friends that grew up in WI and recently moved back after living in DC for several years. They e-mail me tales of winter wonderlands the likes of which my VA/DC-based self has never seen. If we get 1 decent snow this year we'll be lucky (decent = 5-6 inches).  ::)


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Post by: wombatgal on November 24, 2008 08:28:47 AM
When I woke this morning, this is what was waiting for me outside my window:

Please forgive my crappy-its-5:30am-and-I-haven't-had-any-coffee-yet picture, and I couldn't persuade my lazy booty to actually walk outside to take the pic, so its done from my living room window.

(speaking about not having any coffee yet, I almost poured 1/2 & 1/2 in my son's morning milk cup.  Whoops!  but, its not like I gave him the coffee... right??)

Any-who.... I got sidetracked with my ramblings.... The snow really makes me crafty and I wish I didn't have to go off to work today... I just want to gaze out my window and be all crafty.... yay! snow!


Wowsers!  I'm from WI, but going to school in IL and I'm going home for Thanksgiving break this week.  My mom just called me to let me know that I'm coming home to something about like that!  I'm majorly excited, and I'm thinking that it's a great excuse to buy some new snow pants...


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Post by: angrykittymeowmeow on November 24, 2008 09:06:13 AM
Wow, the snow is beautiful!  We don't really get much here in East Tennessee.  Maybe this year we'll have one decent snow.  It's funny though, the weather will call for Winter Storm Warnings, UP TO 2 INCHES!!  People stampede the grocery store and buy all the milk and bread.  I've lived here most my life, and never quite understood... only milk and bread.  Personally, I would go for beer and chips. 

It's so rainy today, perfect for curling up and doing a little crafting hehe


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Post by: freestyle on November 24, 2008 09:21:00 AM
Wow, the snow is beautiful!  We don't really get much here in East Tennessee.  Maybe this year we'll have one decent snow.  It's funny though, the weather will call for Winter Storm Warnings, UP TO 2 INCHES!!  People stampede the grocery store and buy all the milk and bread.  I've lived here most my life, and never quite understood... only milk and bread.  Personally, I would go for beer and chips. 

It's so rainy today, perfect for curling up and doing a little crafting hehe

HAHAHA!!! I grew up in Western KY, and it was the same way in my town. I never figured out why it was so important to have a massive stockpile of milk and bread. For my parents, it was very important to have canned food. Now that I live "up north" in the DC area, my family will call when they hear we're expected a winter storm and make sure I have plenty of canned food. What exactly I'm supposed to do with it if the electricity goes out, I haven't quite figured out yet.  ::)


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Post by: zatanna on November 24, 2008 09:27:41 AM
Wowsers!  I'm from WI, but going to school in IL and I'm going home for Thanksgiving break this week.  My mom just called me to let me know that I'm coming home to something about like that!  I'm majorly excited, and I'm thinking that it's a great excuse to buy some new snow pants...

That was my story too (grew up in WI, school in IL), but now I am in TX heh. I am kind of excited to go home for Christmas. everyone thinks I am wack, but I kind of miss the snow, so it should be pretty. And I think my bf has finally figured out that you have to bring things like hats and jackets to the wild hinterlands during the winter!  ;)

And thanks for the picture and post elociNNicole, it put a smile on my face and def. got me more into the hey, it's Xmas time mindset!


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Post by: goosegg1001 on November 24, 2008 09:49:38 AM
I went to upstate NY over the weekend for my grandfathers birthday, and the snow was fabulous! They didnt have a whole lot, but its a lot more than Ive seen so far this winter.

The sight of snow definitely inspires me.  ;D


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Post by: barbolot on November 24, 2008 10:11:12 AM
Ahh!  Seeing the snow definitely helps.  I'm in Texas, too, and we just don't get much here... unless it's April.  :P


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Post by: zuliblu on November 24, 2008 10:19:19 AM
For some reason here in N. CA it has been unseasonably warm 70's during the day, and typically we could drive one and a half hour to tahoe for snow, but no snow so far this year  :(  Hopefully soon :)


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Post by: stuckmachinic on November 24, 2008 10:24:17 AM
Ok, I'm not happy now  >:( I planned whole weekend this Monday. I was going to shop for this swap 'cause I should have got my salary. But I didn't get it. Now I have to clear this mess up tomorrow and wish that it's just because of some misunderstanding.. I hate things like these!


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Post by: zatanna on November 24, 2008 10:31:41 AM
Ahh!  Seeing the snow definitely helps.  I'm in Texas, too, and we just don't get much here... unless it's April.  :P

The only time I saw snow here was kind of cool. I had just moved here that November and it was my first xmas in TX, and it snowed on xmas eve. It was pretty cool!


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Post by: Saor on November 24, 2008 10:47:17 AM
We don't usually get snow here(West of Ireland) till after Christmas sometimes as late as March. It has alredy snowed this year though in October! A few years ago it snoweed on Christmas Day - it was lovely. My then 3 year old niece spent the day saying "Look everyone it's snowing!" even when it had stopped:)

When my cousin and her kids were here from California I showed her little girl the pictures of he snow on the ground and she didn't know what it was:)

People got crazy and stock up here too if there is a few inches of snow. Schools close and we are even advised not to drive too far.


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Post by: hippie4yahweh on November 24, 2008 11:46:55 AM
Anyone here ever try driving in Metro Detroit during snow? Oh my goodness.... I mean, us Detroiters can't drive as it is, but throw a handful of snow in the air and it's like no one's ever SEEN a car before, let alone learned to drive it! ACK! (I'm super dreading the drive home today because it's been snowing off and on all day and the roads are pure slush/ice- yuck!)

Buuuuttt, it's so pretty I'm madly in love with the snow! I just wish I could fly over all the traffic... really junky public transportation here, dangit!

It's been SO cold that I JUST finished taking down all my Halloween decorations, haven't even started getting up all the Christmas lights- anyone start their decorating? I desperately want to, I just really like my fingers warm and attached to my hands! (Not freezing off, lol)  :D


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Post by: wombatgal on November 24, 2008 12:10:00 PM
...
People got crazy and stock up here too if there is a few inches of snow. Schools close and we are even advised not to drive too far.

For serious?!  It takes about two feet for school to close where I'm from, and that's only if it snows really quickly (they can't plow the roads fast enough for buses to drive safely).  I can't recall any don't-drive-too-far advisories as a result of snow, just don't-go-anywhere-because-it's-30-below-and-you'll-freeze-to-death advisories.   :D

I'm going home about this time tomorrow...  Snow forts here I come!


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Post by: angrykittymeowmeow on November 24, 2008 12:23:15 PM
All there has to be is a chance of snow here and they call off school.  But I guess since we don't really get snow, and schools get a set amount of snow days a year, they can do it lol


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Post by: freestyle on November 24, 2008 12:31:43 PM
...
People got crazy and stock up here too if there is a few inches of snow. Schools close and we are even advised not to drive too far.

For serious?!  It takes about two feet for school to close where I'm from, and that's only if it snows really quickly (they can't plow the roads fast enough for buses to drive safely).  I can't recall any don't-drive-too-far advisories as a result of snow, just don't-go-anywhere-because-it's-30-below-and-you'll-freeze-to-death advisories.   :D

I'm going home about this time tomorrow...  Snow forts here I come!

I've never made a snow fort before. I'm lucky if I get enough for a snow angel.  ::)


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on November 24, 2008 12:46:07 PM
Glad to hear everyone is making such progress, and being so chatty. We have had some flurries here in Indy, but no snow yet. It'll come though, of that I have no doubt.

Well, I have a ton to do round here, just wanted to say that I might be absent from the boards for a few days, so please forgive me in advance. Thanksgiving is a mere 2 days away now and I have 21 people coming over, the house is still a mess, and the kitchen isn't even finished being remodeled, so yeah, I'm a bit frazzled and busy, but I will do my best to keep in touch. If there is a problem, please don't hesitate to PM as they go to my phone and are easy to respond to, even if I don't have time to sit down at computer.

All that being said, It sure is feeling like the holidays!


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Post by: Lady Llanalla on November 24, 2008 01:54:00 PM
For those of you in the hinterland north where it snows you will probably get a kick out of what I am about to post. When growing up in the San Francisco Bay area (and here in Las Vegas where I now live) they do not have snow days because, well there is no snow, but there are rain days! Yes, I said it... they take days off for rain... it doesn't happen often, but they do do it! Oh so silly I think, I even remember a wind day once when I was a kid and the Santa Anna's were really acting up.
   In the summer we get heat advisories though! When its pushing 120 degree F out there they tell people to stay inside. That's icky though... the power bills get astronomical.
   That is not very holiday of me, so instead I will let you all in on my little pumpkin pie secret. Instead of pumpkin I use Butternut squash. The pie comes out creamier and smoother and just lovely and you can buy cubed squash at the grocery store and not mess with baking a pumpkin, which is nice. I am going to experiment with other squashes this year I think as well. My husband eats pumpkin pie like its the only edible thing in the house, so I get lots of practice.
   Hope everyone is going to get crafty in the kitchen this Thanksgiving ... or if you don't live in the states enjoy another regular week before Christmahanakwansamas!


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Post by: Pinky Yarn on November 24, 2008 07:03:43 PM
I know what I'm making for my partner and have all the supplies. I'm so excited. I personally hate snow, it's cold and wet. I live in Texas so we only get a little bit of snow on easter.   ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: phnxreign99 on November 24, 2008 09:01:07 PM
I don't like the snow much either, at least not to live in.  I do like to visit it every once in awhile - to go ski or something (although I haven't done that in a few years).  I only miss it at Christmas!  It was a lovely 80 degrees today.  It's supposed to be about 66 on Thanksgiving so we were hoping that would put us in a holiday mood (yes, that would be cold for us!) ... but it's also supposed to be raining - rain is usually a treat, but not on a holiday! 

I'm still in the planning stages ... I finished up another swap today and am sending it out tomorrow, so I think on Friday I should be able to start some things.  I will probably go into withdrawals, having to put away my supplies to do some cooking for Thursday!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on November 25, 2008 09:09:04 AM
Cooking is crafting! I made 2 pies and four tarts last night. Okay, so the apple pie went in this morning, but they will be great for dinner tonight! Holiday mood... here I come


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: mrsmartin428 on November 25, 2008 11:01:11 AM
Blah, hubby had to haul all the kids to the doctor yesterday.   :-\  They've had snotty noses and coughs for about a week, and I was concerned there were infections brewing (esp. my older daughter, she has asthma so anything respiratory hits her hard).  Luckily none of the kids have anything worse than nasty colds, but then when hubby woke up this morning he had a fever, chills, aches, the whole nine...guess he caught the flu.  If he's still sick on Thanksgiving he's going to have to stay home while me and the kids head to my aunt's house for the festivities.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: freestyle on November 25, 2008 12:53:14 PM
Guess who has tomorrow off? Me!!!
Guess who will spend the day crafting? Me!!!
{does a super-happy dance}


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: squirrelgirl on November 25, 2008 03:18:33 PM
I can't even think of starting my swap items until December. I'm going to be spending Thanksgiving and the days after it moving my bookstore 3 stores down the street. Then I have to cook a cheesecake, casserole, and cranberry sauce for that night! I would much rather be working on this swap  :P.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: gerbilgal on November 25, 2008 07:53:23 PM
I made ok to Myrtle Beach last night. Much better than the weather in Cleveland OH. All we did ok was basically relax and putz around the city. We have made this trek to MB for a few years now. We walked a mall. Visited BAM (Books A Million) and got some books. Last thing we did before dinner was get some groceries for the two weeks. We save money on breakfast by getting our own milk and cereal.

I did finish my first swap item tonight. The final touches are back at home but it is basically 99% finished. I will be starting the next item soon. Most nights we spend in the hotel room. We don't like going out at night much for maybe except a movie or late dinner. We are going to see Disney's Bolt (hamster of course). I was told Rhino the Hamster made the movie.

I will post again when the next item is done.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Homerof2 on November 26, 2008 07:22:48 AM
My package is all finished, sealed up and ready to go but I think I'll hold off sending it until next week!

Now before you all groan and wonder how I got it done that fast - remember, here in Canada we already had our Thanksgiving so I'm not dealing with that this week and my casual job is also fairly slow right now so I've had lots of time to craft!



Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: zuliblu on November 26, 2008 08:55:19 AM
Wow I can't believe some of you are done, I have one item finished. 
I am still so focused on the craft show I am doing on the 6th.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Gullyer on November 26, 2008 11:32:32 AM
Yay for a 4 day weekend! I won't be home to craft but will definitely put on my thinking cap over the long weekend!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: timpani~jax on November 26, 2008 11:46:22 AM
I've finished two items. In the planning stages on the third.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: angrykittymeowmeow on November 26, 2008 01:12:16 PM
I'll be working over the holiday, and it's going to be DEAD tonight, so I'm going to sneak in some crafting there  ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: elociNNicole on November 26, 2008 03:02:22 PM
I will be going over to the in-laws house for turkey day, so there will be no crafting for me tomorrow for most of the day.  Thats a bummer, but at least I don't have to cook this year!!  :P

Happy Turkey/ Tofurkey Day everyone!! 


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Saor on November 26, 2008 03:47:16 PM
I am going to be crafting all weekend:)


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on November 26, 2008 07:21:51 PM
Here's to a crafty type weekend. Hope everyone who can gets to craft all they want. I will be finishing up things very soon. I might even get a bit of crafting in tomorrow with so many extra hands around to watch my LGB. (that's my father's term for his favorite/first grandchild... the Little Grabby Baby)

Cheers and yummy turkeys to all who eat meat and for those who don't I hope you enjoy whatever you have found on the table that you can eat!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: stuckmachinic on November 27, 2008 03:53:10 AM
I just finished my first item! I really like it so I hope my partner does too :D And the weekend is coming soon, yay!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: korok on November 27, 2008 06:10:49 AM

Now before you all groan and wonder how I got it done that fast - remember, here in Canada we already had our Thanksgiving so I'm not dealing with that this week and my casual job is also fairly slow right now so I've had lots of time to craft!



I'm in Canada too, but have only begun my first item!  I had to change my plan a bit, but I think it will work out.  I am also pre-occupied with a craft show, prepping to be away for the night with my 8 month old daughter, and shovelling the snow that does not seem to end!  Wet, HEAVY snow!  And heading out to Fabricland for it's 50% off member's sale!!!  That is definitely a priority!!!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: phnxreign99 on November 27, 2008 06:23:56 AM
Some of you are so fast!  I finished and shipped another swap yesterday, then cooked all day ... today is more cooking and eating ... then hopefully, after cleaning up all the Thanksgiving messes I can sit down and do some crafting on Friday!  Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving ... or a fine Thursday!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sweetlysedated on November 27, 2008 08:54:35 AM
Just wanted to drop in to wish everyone Happy Thanksgiving and a great weekend!!

 :)


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on November 27, 2008 08:07:38 PM
How was everyone's Turkey day/average regular old thursday? Mine went well. My mother in law and my father are now playing pranks on each other, but other than that it went smooth as silk. Even the turkey came out all right. I made everything from scratch except the stuffing/dressing which was out of a bag, but tarted up a bit with sauteed onions and celery. My DH is even now cleaning up the mess, which is so nice because though I love to cook I hate cleaning up the mess. I even managed to finish up the last bit on one of my projects. I will be completing my last bits and preparing my flat rate shipping box for shipping very soon! I love that everyone seems so ready to charge through and get their packages done. okay, I have babbled enough for one evening. I'm off to bed. ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: goosegg1001 on November 28, 2008 08:58:25 AM
My thanksgiving was nice, I even got a nap in! haha

Anyone go out shopping today? I sure didnt! But I noticed Michaels has some nice coupons for today and tomorrow so maybe Ill go get some things later, way later!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: freestyle on November 28, 2008 05:01:23 PM
I braved the crowd at Michaels to use my "50% 1 item" coupon (I desperately needed another bag with tons of pockets to organize all my craft stuff). Then I walked next door to JoAnns Fabric and oh...my...word... Butterick patterns were 99 cents!!!!! I picked up 4 patterns for a TOTAL of $3.96 that would have cost over $60 at regular price. I was a happy girl!  :D
For all of you with Hancocks near you, they are running a major sale next week (at least here in Northern VA). Tons of fabric and pattern sales. I need to check if that applies online too...


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Pinky Yarn on November 29, 2008 10:11:32 AM
I'm going to get started later today or tomorrow. My boyfriend and I got back from my parent's house last night and somehow the living room like...exploded. I can't wait to get started. There isn't a square inch of room to work in right now though lol.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: zuliblu on November 29, 2008 11:12:55 AM
I went shopping yesterday, I could not pass this one up.  My mom works at a store called Craft market, in Carson City, NV, and from 7am to 10am EVERYTHING in the store was 50% OFF, yes you heard right, 50%! They have everything from fabric to awesome yarn to seriousley anything you can think of for crafting.  Needless to say, I spent quite a bit, I would be kicking myself if I hadn't :D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on November 29, 2008 11:31:25 AM
I braved JoAnne's yesterday for some felt for family gifts because the 72 inch stuff was 1.99/yd and it took 3 hours, yes 3 hours waiting to get the stuff cut. They had a big sale on fleece and if you got in my noon they had this 20% off your total purchase coupon. I bought 5 of those 99 cent simplicity patterns, 5 yards of felt and a 20 oz bag of batting for 13 dollars and change! I couldn't believe it. The only mar to this extravaganza is that while I was waiting around chatting with my fellow shoppers my 11 month old daughter began to droop, she didn't get cranky which was a little odd so I picked her up only to discover that she was running a fever! Her grandpa took her home and put her down for a nap and she is much better today, but I felt like a bad mommy even though I had just saved... now what did the bottom of the reciept say? 78 dollars!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: hippie4yahweh on November 30, 2008 05:49:55 AM
Aw, Lady L you're not a bad mom for not having super powers to tell exactly when your DD's temp went up, I swear!! You ARE a good mom for sending her home-  you wouldn't believe the state of some of these kids I see being dragged around sales, the poor, poor things!!

I hope everyone's Thanksgiving/ Thursday was fantastic! Mine was pretty great, most of the extended family was actually allowed to be there! (My dad just finished chemo a month ago, so we're sensitive about germs and such around here!)

I went to Ikea on Friday- and only Ikea. I LOVE sales, but I just can't handle too many people.... Ikea was surprisingly not packed, and we got a queen sized bed for $99!! WOOT WOOT!! (I was going to build us a platform bed, but 99??? I couldn't even build one that cheap!!)  Now we just need a queen sized mattress..... hahahaha, our bed looks so funny!!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: pretty hate machine on November 30, 2008 11:07:18 AM
I finished one item last week, and my other item is just lacking some finishing touches. I'm still considering what should be my third item, because I have so many ideas o___o
My weekend was pretty hectic, but I got to bake some gingerbreads and other christmasy things! I also made my mom a few flaming red synthetic highlights to her hair, her coworkers at their Christmas party loved them and her purse, she was so happy when she got home. My weekend was a success (yet again, lol) even though I couldn't finish a thing I was planning to!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: elociNNicole on November 30, 2008 12:40:45 PM
6-10 inches of snow expected tonight and ending in the morning!!!  YAY! 

(yay, except for the fact that I actually have to go out in the morning for an appointment and will have to deal with the drivers remembering how to drive in snow again... the same thing every year, the first snowfall with decent accumulation and everyone forgets how to drive!)

I am just about finished with _________ for my partner's adorable daughter and I actually couldn't be happier with how it turned out.  I think I will venture out to Joann's tomorrow for some final supplies for my last couple of items.  Although that is a dangerous store for my budget especially this time of year!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Pinky Yarn on November 30, 2008 04:05:27 PM
Well one of the items for my partner is giving me fits. That and the dog keeps trying to help once I finally get it right. I have part of it done though.  :P


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: wombatgal on November 30, 2008 04:30:31 PM
I finished my last item earlier today and I think I'll be sending out sometime this week.  Now all I have to do is study for midterms and I'm home for almost two months!   ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: mrsmartin428 on November 30, 2008 06:25:11 PM
Hectic here!  Just found out that my mom has to move in with us.  Thank goodness I'm almost finished with my items because things are going to be SUPER crazy here soon.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: edenkitty on November 30, 2008 07:03:04 PM
seems like everyone is living a hectic life around here!!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: hippie4yahweh on November 30, 2008 07:12:14 PM
Got my (fake) Christmas tree up today- yeay!!! I'm soooo glad- I love this holiday even more than I thought  ;D



Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: zatanna on December 01, 2008 12:32:27 AM
Everyone is either hectic with life or hectic with getting all the items for this swap done! :D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: gerbilgal on December 01, 2008 06:59:38 AM
My Thanksgiving was well.we had Thankgiving dinner at Crocker Barrel in Myrtle Beach. Avoided the Black Friday crowds. Did drive around a little to get out of the hotel. I finished up my second swap item. Thinking about what to make next. I have an idea.

We will be back home in Ohio late Friday night. I will probably not post again until I get back home.

We had fun Saturday. Went down to Charleston SC to see The Hunley and Patriots Point. We were totally tired when we got back but it was lots of fun. 


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: peacenlove92 on December 01, 2008 11:07:54 AM
wow this weekend was crazy: thanksgiving at my house and shopping on black friday. The good news is I am making good progress with the swap, the bad news is I'm sick. But don't worry, I will be finished in time.  :)


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: elociNNicole on December 01, 2008 03:11:00 PM
ACK!

It's december 1st!!  12 more days until ship!!!!!

and DOUBLE ACK!! 24 more days till christmas!!!

This is total crunch time! 


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Homerof2 on December 01, 2008 05:29:18 PM
I'm going to mail tomorrow.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sweetlysedated on December 02, 2008 06:30:25 AM
Hello all,
I finished 1 item yesterday, And will be getting another done today after I finish my homework.
And I anticipate all 3 to be done by the weekend!!
We got our christmas tree yesterday :D Just waiting for it to fully settle so we can put lights and stuff on!
Thanksgiving was nice, and black Friday was not that bad this year, we woke up at 5 and got to Joann's about 10 minutes after they opened! Gotta love those savings!!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: timpani~jax on December 02, 2008 07:36:39 AM
I'm 50% done on my partners last item, so hopefully I'll be sending soon.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: angrykittymeowmeow on December 02, 2008 06:24:07 PM
I'm just waiting on a response from my partner for my last item, then I'll be ready to ship!   ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: trampycouture on December 02, 2008 06:30:37 PM
I should be sending out tomorrow!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: wombatgal on December 02, 2008 07:26:51 PM
I should be sending out sometime tomorrow, too!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: barbolot on December 02, 2008 07:39:57 PM
I'm going to mail tomorrow.


YAY! :D

I just bought the last of my supplies today, so I'll be starting my package this week.... and finishing up this weekend.  I'm a slow worker. ;)


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: phnxreign99 on December 02, 2008 09:33:37 PM
After having Thanksgiving and then working most of the weekend I finally got some time to craft and got one item finished ... and made the final plans for the other two projects.  I'm actually quite happy with what I came up with ... now to make them look as good as they do in my head!!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: pretty hate machine on December 03, 2008 04:12:48 AM
I'm actually planning on sending tomorrow, I just need to do some finishing touches before I squeeze them in a box of some sort. I really can't wait to hear what my partner thinks of them, hopefully the parcel will reach her soon. :D
Now I'm off to cook some snack and clean my apartment...!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: stuckmachinic on December 03, 2008 05:25:10 AM
^YAYY! :D I'm exited!

I'm going to make my 2nd item today (I know I'm pretty slow but I try to make these as pretty as possible!) and the last one @weekend. Then I should be able to send my package next week!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: freestyle on December 03, 2008 08:29:15 AM
I'm almost finished with item #2. Hopefully I can get item #3 finished this weekend and send early next week!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on December 03, 2008 08:59:24 AM
My package for elociNNicole keeps growing and yet I haven't completed the one thing i really want to send her. It looks like I will have to get out the old _______ and get going as my daycare is going to go on vaca for 10 days starting Friday and I won't have any help!

I can't wait to see those pictures! So take LOTS! I am a fan of the pic heavy post everyone! I want to lust after what everyone is giving and getting. ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: squirrelgirl on December 03, 2008 11:30:51 AM
I think this may be the weekend to finish it up my items!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: timpani~jax on December 03, 2008 11:43:01 AM
I sent Saor's package today!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: goosegg1001 on December 03, 2008 02:27:24 PM
Oh man everyone makes me feel slow!!! Im hoping to finish up at work this week but we'll see...


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: trampycouture on December 03, 2008 03:39:42 PM
I sent out Wombatgal's package today! Yay!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: mrsmartin428 on December 03, 2008 03:41:54 PM
I'm hoping to finish up tomorrow and ship by the weekend, really depends on how well the kiddies behave.   ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: wombatgal on December 03, 2008 05:49:14 PM
I sent out Wombatgal's package today! Yay!

trampy's package is on it's way also!  Maybe they'll pass by each other in the mail system...


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: trampycouture on December 03, 2008 06:46:54 PM
I have to say, Wombatgal... out of the 3 swaps I've been in.. I've enjoyed making your stuff the MOST!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: zuliblu on December 03, 2008 09:41:57 PM
Hi, I am checking in.  Saturday is the big (my first) craft show, as soon as I have that behind me I can give this swap my full attention and make it really, really special for my swap partner, peacenlove92! ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: angrykittymeowmeow on December 04, 2008 01:53:15 AM
I was hoping to finish up to send this weekend, but I am feeling like I'm about to be sick  >:(


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: pretty hate machine on December 04, 2008 06:12:21 AM
Whee, I sent today! My partner should receive it sometime soon, I can't wait to hear if you like my items, stuckmachinic :D I'm also excited to see everything you people are crafting/have crafted...!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: elociNNicole on December 04, 2008 06:16:22 AM
I think that this will be a busy crafting weekend for me and that I will probably be able to send out early next week!!  I cannot wait to see all of the pic-heavy posts in the gallery!!!!!!!!!!!


 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: gerbilgal on December 04, 2008 08:14:06 AM
I have squirrelgirl's items all done. As soon as I get home from Myrtle Beach on Friday, I will be sending the package out Saturday or Monday.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Homerof2 on December 04, 2008 08:18:34 AM
I mailed yesterday.....now it's the waiting game.....hopefully the Christmas rush won't slow my package down too much!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Pinky Yarn on December 04, 2008 08:42:47 AM
Oh man yall are fast! I have one and a half items done. I'm going to finish half the item today and hopefully start on the third. I've got my crafting table set up, it's just covered in other things at the moment.  ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: zatanna on December 04, 2008 09:12:39 AM
Ok I feel less slackery compared to you craftin' fools! I have 1/6 of my package done. It's 3 items in a series, 2 pieces to each item. The hard part (planning) is 100% done!  :D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: phnxreign99 on December 04, 2008 09:16:25 AM
Don't worry, Pinky Yarn, we're running about the same right now!  I had one and a half done ... then something went horribly wrong ... now I have to re-do something.  I went to put "the finishing touch" on one project and although I've done this many times before without any problems, the last touch destroyed it.  One of those crafting moment where you just think WTF?!  I know what happened ... I just don't know WHY it happened!  Oh well ... live and learn I guess.  No big deal - I'll be fixing it today!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on December 04, 2008 09:55:58 AM
Is the gallery up yet? I mean, I know there won't be any pics for a couple of days, but is it lurking out there somewhere so I can tag it and be sure not miss a single post?


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on December 04, 2008 12:20:11 PM
Hi there. I just opened the gallery today: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281313.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281313.0)

As for my crafting, I have one thing done, one thing planned but not started, and one thing all supplies are now bought and probably going to start tonight or tomorrow. I'm looking forward to finishing and excited to see what is going to start appearing in the gallery!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: phnxreign99 on December 04, 2008 02:41:43 PM
I'm very happy ... I finished item #2 (although I still have to go back and fix #1!).  And it actually turned out like I wanted it too!  I'm off to Las Vegas for the weekend so no crafting ... but I have all next week off to finish up my stuff for Pinky Yarn (and decorate the house for the holidays!)


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on December 04, 2008 05:11:32 PM
Really phnxreign99 you are going to Las Vegas? I live here! If you want any suggestions...


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: phnxreign99 on December 04, 2008 06:38:04 PM
We are old pro's at Vegas!  All I need to know is where the closest video poker game is ...   :D!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: goosegg1001 on December 05, 2008 02:07:58 AM
I cant believe all the show offs in the swap sending already!!! haha

I planned on getting some crafting done tonight at work, but all my patients and coworkers decided to lose their mind tonight and thus I got nothing accomplished!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: stuckmachinic on December 05, 2008 03:33:40 AM
Yayy! I just got my package! I'm posting pictures later today or tomorrow, it depends when I have time to take the pictures. But I can tell.. it's awesome!! Thanks Elisa :) You made my day much much better.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on December 05, 2008 10:37:54 AM
Received? Someone has received already! I feel like such a slow poke! I can't wait to see the photos!!!!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: starfishsea on December 05, 2008 03:13:45 PM
Yay I sent today!  ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: pretty hate machine on December 06, 2008 01:20:44 AM
It's nice to hear that you like the gifts! I was pretty anxious about sending them just before weekend, because I was scared that they wouldn't arrive the next day and get stuck over the weekend, I couldn't have taken the wait! But everything turned out just fine, I hear :)


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: mrsmartin428 on December 06, 2008 06:32:46 AM
Grr...I went to finish up my last item and the last finishing touch WRECKED it, beyond repair.  I was so bummed out, this was the thing that I've never tried before and everything went so well up until the end.  Now I'm trying to figure out one last thing to do instead (that I won't destroy).


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: stuckmachinic on December 06, 2008 07:41:24 AM
I posted my pictures so go and see the lovely stuff I got :)


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: wombatgal on December 06, 2008 08:43:55 AM
So, I got an e-mail from the USPS saying that my package was delivered, but the silly post office on campus isn't open on Saturdays or Sundays.  That means my package from trampycouture is sitting in the union waiting for me until Monday!   :(


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: gerbilgal on December 06, 2008 09:24:59 AM
I am  back from Myrtle Beach last night. I have squirrelgirls items all done. Just need to get them boxed up and send Monday morning!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: korok on December 06, 2008 10:59:56 AM
I have my first item all done!  Now on to the rest, and hopefully in the mail by Tuesday...


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: angrykittymeowmeow on December 06, 2008 10:46:18 PM
Grr...I went to finish up my last item and the last finishing touch WRECKED it, beyond repair.  I was so bummed out, this was the thing that I've never tried before and everything went so well up until the end.  Now I'm trying to figure out one last thing to do instead (that I won't destroy).

Don't worry partner, things I've done a million times have not been cooperating with me, to say the least. 


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Saor on December 07, 2008 05:49:45 AM
I restarted my first item. Got lots done watching Frasier repeats last night. The thing I was trying to design didn't work out. I have started the secong item too.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on December 07, 2008 08:59:06 AM
My package is taped shut! It will just have to wait for Wednesday when I have the dosh to post though. Hope everyone is enjoying their crafting!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: zuliblu on December 07, 2008 06:50:00 PM
I am going to send out this week, Yay!!!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Saor on December 07, 2008 07:16:18 PM
I am going to send out this week, Yay!!!

How was the craft show?


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: edenkitty on December 07, 2008 08:28:28 PM
Argh! Just finished day nine of nine days straight... time for a nap! *SNOOZE*


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: trampycouture on December 07, 2008 08:57:14 PM
Got the most amazing things from Wombatgal.. about to post in the swap gallery!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Pinky Yarn on December 08, 2008 10:07:18 AM
My third item is half way done. The er..set of uh...things, have only gotten throw across the room 5 times so far. My dog thought we were playing fetch so he brought them back to me which was nifty. I'm still deciding if I need to add more to the second item or just leave it as it is. I'm really excited.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: stuckmachinic on December 08, 2008 12:59:24 PM
I finally gigured out the 3rd item I'm going to make :D I should have done it already but I totally lost my imagination at the weekend. I hope I can send the package before Friday.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: squirrelgirl on December 08, 2008 03:26:55 PM
For some reason I have been totally a week ahead! I thought that yesterday was the 12th for some reason and I was rushing to get all of my stuff done! I guess I can relax a bit now. At least I'm almost totally done now.   :D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: gerbilgal on December 09, 2008 08:47:58 AM
Package mailed to squirrelgirl yesterday morning. Yeah!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: korok on December 09, 2008 11:09:05 AM
Just putting the finishing touches on my last item, and then I'm ready to send!  I have to wait until tomorrow though, it has been snowing all day today, and it is not the best driving weather.  Also, I need to shovel the driveway!  Can't wait to see all the great packages!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sweetlysedated on December 10, 2008 07:56:28 AM
I also am working on my last item :D
I will be finishing it up today after I finish my homework.
Christmas is sneaking up so fast!!
Our anniversary is sneaking up on me too! I have not even got the hubby a pressie yet! ahhhh!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: stuckmachinic on December 10, 2008 10:28:18 AM
Drat! I thought I could send my package tomorrow but I can't :( I didn't get the last piece I need for the last item, so I just have to wait and hope I'll get it tomorrow.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Lady Llanalla on December 10, 2008 12:40:49 PM
Weeeee! I have shipped!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: korok on December 10, 2008 01:40:46 PM
I`ve sent my package!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Pinky Yarn on December 10, 2008 02:10:11 PM
Mine is wrapped and packed up and taped and ready to go. Just waiting for my fiance to get home with money. So I'll probably send tomorrow!! I'm so excited.  ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sweetlysedated on December 10, 2008 03:10:56 PM
I received today from starfishea!!
And posted in the gallery, I adore everything <3

I hope she likes her package as much as I do mine!!!
Eeeee I am Anxious now!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: elociNNicole on December 10, 2008 03:52:22 PM
I shipped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAY!!   ;D  ;D  ;D



Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: zatanna on December 10, 2008 05:22:00 PM
I have also sent! Now begins the waiting game to see if the usps has broken it!   :D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: pretty hate machine on December 10, 2008 09:40:39 PM
Don't worry, stuckmachinic! If you can't manage sending today, just remember to send it otherwise to my mom so I can get my hands to it as fast as possible ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: phnxreign99 on December 10, 2008 10:17:04 PM
I got alot done today so I will probably be able to ship out to Pinky Yarn on Friday! 


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: zuliblu on December 11, 2008 10:56:11 AM
WOW, its down to the wire, I will send today or tomorrow!! ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: barbolot on December 11, 2008 12:29:26 PM
Still working on mine, but not near done.... I'll be sending Saturday. 


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: freestyle on December 11, 2008 12:35:05 PM
I'm hoping to finish up the last item tonight and ship tomorrow.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: squirrelgirl on December 11, 2008 03:13:04 PM
Just putting the finishing touches on my package. I'll probably send tomorrow night.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on December 11, 2008 03:59:59 PM
Hi there everyone! Just a reminder that Saturday is the shipping deadline. If you think you'll be late for any reason, please contact me before Saturday and let me know.

As for my crafting, I have two items done, one is like 95% done, def. will finish tonight while watching The Dark Knight, and I still plan to make 1 more thing before I ship. I want to ship tomorrow, but it might be Saturday!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: zuliblu on December 11, 2008 09:35:51 PM
I shipped!!! I hope my partner likes what I made her. ;D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: angrykittymeowmeow on December 11, 2008 10:30:08 PM
I have everything packed up and ready to go, just won't have my car back from the shop until after the PO closes Saturday.  I still don't see why they close so early on Saturdays grrrr You would think THAT would be the day that they stay open a little later, as most people are off work.  Same with banks.  I just don't get it. 


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: stuckmachinic on December 12, 2008 06:26:29 AM
Yay! I sent today :D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Pinky Yarn on December 12, 2008 01:03:19 PM
Yay I sent today!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: elociNNicole on December 12, 2008 01:42:13 PM
AHhhh!! I have total swap anxiety!!   :-[

I am freaking out and doubting that my package will be worthy enough!! 



Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: hippie4yahweh on December 12, 2008 02:29:29 PM
Ack! Me too, elociNNicole!!! I sent my package today and then sat in my car for a couple minutes, trying to curb the hysteria... eek!! I'm a nervous girl!!   :-[


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: phnxreign99 on December 12, 2008 04:12:23 PM
I also got to send my package out to Pinky Yarn today!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sweetlysedated on December 12, 2008 05:30:08 PM
I hear ya about the PO hours on saturday angrykittymeowmeow.

As for me I am wrapped up and packed up and ready to ship!
I will be sending it off tomorrow!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: freestyle on December 12, 2008 07:12:35 PM
I shipped today!!

(tick tock, tick tock)

Is it there yet??  :P


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: pretty hate machine on December 12, 2008 10:40:40 PM
I can't wait to get my hands to the package stuckmachinic sent me! I'm expecting it on monday, tuesday maybe xD


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sweetlysedated on December 13, 2008 03:08:12 PM
Sent!

:D


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: angrykittymeowmeow on December 13, 2008 07:56:12 PM
I sent the bf to the PO with my package and all the Christmas packages we're getting out late lol  He has the DC#'s in his wallet, as soon as I can go through and figure out which one is for this swap and not a Christmas package, I'll PM it


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: phnxreign99 on December 15, 2008 07:43:57 AM
I think I might get my package today!  I tracked it and it has left the Phoenix office, which must mean that it made it's way onto a truck headed my way ... yeah!!  Pinky, I think UPS told me Wednesday, the 17th, for yours to arrive.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on December 15, 2008 08:56:36 AM
Hey there everyone! There was a lot of sending and receiving activity over the weekend. I just finished updating the list which is on the first post of the gallery, so please let me know if I have your status correct. There are a couple people I need to hear from, so please PM ASAP! Also, if I made a mistake let me know. As far as feedback goes, I'll start doling it out as soon as we have a few more arrivals. Thanks everyone for being so prompt and in communication!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: Saor on December 15, 2008 03:56:42 PM
I sent today! I missed the P.O on Saturday - had a pretty crazy weekend. Hope my partner gets it soon. I got a great package from her last week - will post pics later.


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: phnxreign99 on December 15, 2008 04:33:42 PM
I got my awesome package from Pinky Yarn today!  I have to work tonight, so I will be posting pictures tomorrow ...


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: gerbilgal on December 17, 2008 10:42:44 AM
I can't wait to get my hands to the package stuckmachinic sent me! I'm expecting it on monday, tuesday maybe xD

Me too. I should expect squirrelgirl's package this week. So excited!!


Title: Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13
Post by: sweetlysedated on December 17, 2008 11:53:23 AM
Is it there yet?
Is it there yet?
:D