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Title: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 11, 2009 03:30:58 PM
Swap name: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: RondaS
If needed, co-organizer: thank you Shadeweaver!  and thank you to Saturn for the Ostara card swap portion!
Sign-up date range: sign ups Jan 12th to Jan 19th at 5:00 PM CST, partners assigned on Jan 20th

Date to send item by: send outs expected to be for Ostara with an assigned send out date of no later than March 5th extended to March 9th! which gives a nice long crafting period!

link to no longer nekkid and empty gallery  is here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288112.0

link to not nekkid Ostara card gallery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289470.0

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Age requirement? must be 13 as Craftster requires, must have positive swap feedback and/or parental consent to participate in a swap if individual is under 16

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: IS NOT
- 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 - and must have parental permission if under 16

Details of swap:

Make crafted items that are pagan, wiccan, or witchcraft related or something just plain great that your partner can appreciate and enjoy.  Suggestions would include altar or spellcasting items such as candles, bowls, oil blends, etc. - as well as altar cloths, statues, jewelry, decorations, stationary, or more - look at previous galleries of similar swaps for ideas if you need them!  Be creative! 

Please consider your partner's interests and requests when crafting, and feel free to contact your organizer with questions or worries! If you have any doubts about your partner’s interests, please ask them to clarify to make sure they will be receiving something they can use and enjoy.

Communication is vital to a positive swap experience!  

Please be prepared to craft at least 1 large, 1 medium, and 2 small items; or you can increase that if both partners are willing to do more (or if you just want to spoil your partner!).  

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

PLEASE PUT WWP SWAP 10 IN ALL PM SUBJECTS

Please post at least once a week in the thread so everyone knows that we are all still working steadily towards completion of our projects. I will be keeping track on my spreadsheets - simply post a note in the thread to let us know you are still working and progressing towards completion of your items!

Feedback will reflect communications with organizers and on the thread so remember this as an important aspect of this swap!

Lack of communication without cause can result in your removal from this swap and/or negative feedback.
 

If you want to participate, send this questionnaire to RondaS. On this and all subsequent communication with organizers, please put WWP Swap 10 in the subject line:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10!
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)

Do you have any allergies or aversions?

Do you have any allergens in your home?

now for the good stuff!

Do you want to be included in an exchange of addresses for Ostara Holiday cards? (read the following posts for more information).

If so - do you want a post card or a traditional card?
 
What is your philosophy/religion/branch/etc.?

What deity/deities/etc. is/are special to you?

Are you out of the broom closet? (Do your friends and/or family know you are pagan?)

How long have you been practicing?

Are you a single practitioner, or in a coven?

Are you ok with tasteful nudity?

Do you have favorite colors, stones, etc?

Do you want an altar kit? (If you do, you need to be willing to craft one for your partner or willing to craft an equal amount of items for them, and you must coordinate with your partner to make sure you are both on the same page regarding the kits and amount of crafting involved.)

If yes to the altar kit, is there a particular season/holiday/theme/etc. you would want it to follow?

What do you need/want?

Is there anything you do NOT want?

Would you be willing to learn about and craft for someone else's traditions that may be different from your own?

Is there anything you wouldn't be willing to craft for because of your beliefs?

What kinds of crafts do you do?

Anything else you want to add?

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.

Partners will be posted both here and in the gallery on Jan 20th.


in case you miss it in the swap info - all packages in mailed within the USA will be required to have a Delivery Confirmation Number (DC#) for tracking, and if going from USA to other countries, please provide your customs number or other tracking method where possible or a copy of the receipt.

thank you all for your interest and I am looking forward to organizing and to seeing all the crafty goodness in the gallery!

Ronda
Blessed Be!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212220)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 11, 2009 03:32:33 PM
Participants list:

I am going to list where participants are from as per a participants request - if there is nothing after the name they are from the USA

1.  RondaS   
2.  BTStars 
3.  LunaKitten   
4.  tvelez 
5.  Shadeweaver 
6.  Phildude (Eng)
7.  Saturn
8.  Windoverireland
9.  Tanza (AU)
10. Feywalker
11. BattleMaidenStudio
12. missmuffcake
13. Toby82 - welcome first time swapper!
14. crosswind
15. Solitaire
16. kstaron
17. hardyswanton01
18. little green dragonfly (AU)
19. Jenna_Gayle - welcome first time swapper!
20. robotarsonist
21. phnxreign99
22. edel (IRE)
23.


Partners List!

RondaS < -- > tvelez
Shadeweaver < -- > crosswind
Saturn < -- > hardyswanton01
Windoverireland < -- > phnxreign99
Feywalker < -- > kstaron
BattleMaidenStudio < -- > missmuffcake
robotarsonist < -- > Jenna_Gayle
BTStars  < -- > Solitaire
LunaKitten < -- > Toby82
little green dragonfly < -- > Tanza
Phildude < -- > edel


woot!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 11, 2009 03:33:09 PM
Do you want to be included in an exchange of addresses for Ostara/Spring Holiday cards? if so, everyone on the following list will receive your username, real name and address in order to send a card to you, and you will be expected to send a card (purchased or crafted) to everyone listed. Ostara is on March 24th (I think?)

I am not going to ask for DC#'s on the cards - but will ask everyone to let me know if there is anyone they didn't receive a card from in a timely manner, which if there is a consistent trend that someone didn't send it will go into comments in the feedback, but not into determining pos. or neg. feedback.

If you ask to join this list, and then change your mind - no harm! Or if you don't ask to join and decide you want in on it, no problem! Just get a note to me before I send the list out to Saturn for her to disperse - along about Feb 5th or so to give everyone enough time to get the info in.

If you ONLY want to be included in the card swap, send this information to RondaS by Feb 1st with a heading of WWP rd 10 card only - It will go into your profile as the WWP swap with comment in your notes that you ONLY did the card exchange. If you sign up for only the card swap you can not change your mind after partners are assigned!

This option is ONLY available to previous WWP participants from any round.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10 - card only
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)

Do you have any allergies or aversions?

Do you have any allergens in your home?

Do you want to be included in an exchange of addresses for Ostara Holiday cards?

If so - do you want a post card or a traditional card?
 

1.  Saturn
2.  BTStars
3.  LunaKitten   
4.  tvelez 
5.  Shadeweaver 
6.  RondaS
7.  Windoverireland
8.  Feywalker
9.  Toby82
10. Solitaire
11. robotarsonist
12. phnxreign99
13. Jenna_Gayle
14.



Ronda
Blessed be!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 11, 2009 03:33:56 PM
I was trolling the past gallerys (no easy task) for related threads - this is what I came up with. If anyone can add to it I would appreciate it!

Pagan/Wiccan Craft Swap Gallery  (April, 2005)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32802.0

Pagan/Wiccan Etc. Swap thread (July, 2005)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=43872.0
Pagan/Wiccan etc swap gallery!! 
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50061.0

Pagan Swap 4 (March 2006)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=84872.0
Pagan Swap 4 Gallery 
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=92335.0

Samhain Swap (pagan swap 3) Thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=52982.0
Samhain Swap (pagan swap 3) Gallery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=55245.0

Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap rd 5 thread (March 2007)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=159690.0
Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap rd 5 gallery
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=165729.0

Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 6 (Oct 2007)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=204551.0
Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 6 Gallery
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211540.0

Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 7 Thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=246695.0
Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 7 Gallery
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249310.0

Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 8 Thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263986.0
Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 8 Gallery
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=267141.0

Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 9 Thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277513.0
Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 9 Gallery
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=278742.0
Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 9 Yule Card Gallery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=278387.0


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 11, 2009 07:07:38 PM
Sent in my info!!  I had such a good time in round 9, I think I will just keep signing up for the wwp swaps from now on!  Well, as long as time/money permit me to do it :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 11, 2009 07:12:30 PM
I'm in for card swap - eyes or no eyes.  Round 10 swap will depend on dr tomorrow. Light a candle- thanks


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 12, 2009 02:50:35 AM
I'm in for card swap - eyes or no eyes.  Round 10 swap will depend on dr tomorrow. Light a candle- thanks

consider it lit!

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 12, 2009 07:41:28 AM
Yay! I sent in my info :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Phildude on January 12, 2009 10:39:00 AM
NO way im missing out ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on January 12, 2009 11:19:19 AM
Questionnaire sent! Here's to another awesome swap & card swap with you ladies! Cheers!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 12, 2009 11:49:01 AM
You can prolly count me in for another go. Too fun not to  :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 12, 2009 02:08:19 PM
will be getting info caught up and people added this afternoon still! so many friends are back!

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 12, 2009 03:11:53 PM
We practice Santeria and Hoodoo could I join?


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 12, 2009 04:04:46 PM
We practice Santeria and Hoodoo could I join?

most assuredly! we are a very non-denominational kinda alternative beliefs group here, LOL!

one thing though - for most of us, animals are a part of the cycle of life and some are against using them for any purpose other than loving them (including as food sources). Me, I enjoy my multi level food groups - which doesn't just mean chocolate, people! - and couldn't get by without a bit of hamburger and a good steak now and then, but many are vegan here.

I know that not all Santario actively practice animal sacrifice, but thought you ought to know that is not really something accepted by most of this group, in case it is part of your religious practice - not just so you know ahead of time and will let me in on it when you send in your entry but also so I can be sure to pair you with someone appropriate

HooDoo is fascinating and I know that it is very multi-dimensional and has many layers of belief/practice - so for myself, I would be very interested in learning more about where your belief system has taken you!

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on January 12, 2009 04:15:03 PM
Merry Met Missmuffcake-

The WWP swaps are open to pretty much everyone with an open mind and spirit. I certainly think Santeria, Hoodoo, Voodoo or Voudun and other various African, Haitian, and American born religions are very interesting and fit within the bracket of metaphysical and earthly religions that are practiced by many members of these swaps.

I just want to put a little disclaimer here so no one ends up offended. (And I mean absolutely NO offense here by this statement.) There are a lot of connotations that go along with the aforementioned religious paths that could easily be misunderstood. Though, I would say that the "regulars" of these swaps are very knowledgeable or open to learning about other paths. ;)

 I understand that Hollywood and CNN have a lot to do with such misunderstandings, heck...look at what it has done to Wicca and Paganism. :P  So if you do join up, remember that there will have to be a lot of communication and understanding between you and your partner.  :)

I'm trying not to use a stereotypical example here, but it's the easiest to explain: the average poppet or voodoo doll- there are those who live by the "harm none" aspects of Wicca, and even though dolls can be created for other purposes (good things like banishing and protection for example) it could be misunderstood if not communicated. Also, and I mean no offense here either, the usage of Christian symbols/beliefs used in some Santeria may also be a very touchy, and a very uncomfortable subject. I live in the south where there is a large Santeria and Voodoo presence, and I understand that there is more to this path than just these things, lol...but with that being said, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't join. ;D

Blessed be, no matter your path,
Saturn


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 12, 2009 04:18:06 PM



one thing though - for most of us, animals are a part of the cycle of life and some are against using them for any purpose other than loving them (including as food sources). Me, I enjoy my multi level food groups - which doesn't just mean chocolate, people! - and couldn't get by without a bit of hamburger and a good steak now and then, but many are vegan here.


I am a hard core strict vegan and am really against the animal sacrifice part however animal sacrifice is not necessary from what I believe/have read you have to practice/believe more. Just like if I want vegan ice cream, well, AMPM does not have it around the corner so I have to travel across town to get some but it is well worth it! :)

Religion wise I am agnostic but we have a altar and do stuff to cleanse our house! I am very spiritual!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 12, 2009 04:34:13 PM
hehehe - looks like Saturn and I were cross posting - I hadn't thought of the Christian symbolism aspect - good catch Saturn!

glad to have another vegan aboard to even out us heathen meat eaters, and it will be interested in learning more about what your belief system entails - you can PM me if you want to sort through more privately missmuffcake!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 12, 2009 05:58:53 PM
I sent my info in for both swaps!!!
I too welcome you MissMuffCake. My knowldge of Santeria is limited - I respect any religion that packs that kind of a wallop - my husband is latino so I've heard some from my very Catholic sister-in-laws. I would enjoy learning from an actual practitioner. I despise stereotypes and I'm sure you get it a lot - brave to step up and say so. Look forward to you staying with us. Everyone so far has been fantastic and very supportive of whatever stage you're at.
I must say I fit the heathen meat eater - I love my steak -RARE. I often wish I could cure myself but every so often I just have to have 1.
If I were to go blood - it would have to be my own - not that it would be worth much - I can't even donate - they send me home - too anemic. I wouldn't even appeal to the vampires!
Blessings to all
I feel the edges of Spring blowing this way - it's coming- yeah!!!! (Positive thinking - we're at 5 degrees in the AM)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 12, 2009 06:10:01 PM
Merry Met MissMuffCake! I too have a limited knowledge base on Santeria, but welcome you with open arms. I know that we all have felt the strike of stereotypes, and I would hate to think of myself as a person who would judge without knowing more. So I hope you stay around, and share your knowledge with us!!
Oh, and I don't know what windoverireland is talking about. I think her eye meds must have soaked into her brain, because Spring is certainly NO WHERE near blowing our direction. She is obviously delirious, and everyone should watch her LMAO. Spring. Jeez woman. I come back in from smoking with freaking icicles in naughty places. And thats even with the fourty two and a half layers I put on!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 12, 2009 06:26:58 PM
I sent my info in for both swaps!!!
I too welcome you MissMuffCake. My knowldge of Santeria is limited - I respect any religion that packs that kind of a wallop - my husband is latino so I've heard some from my very Catholic sister-in-laws. I would enjoy learning from an actual practitioner. I despise stereotypes and I'm sure you get it a lot - brave to step up and say so. Look forward to you staying with us. Everyone so far has been fantastic and very supportive of whatever stage you're at.
I must say I fit the heathen meat eater - I love my steak -RARE. I often wish I could cure myself but every so often I just have to have 1.
If I were to go blood - it would have to be my own - not that it would be worth much - I can't even donate - they send me home - too anemic. I wouldn't even appeal to the vampires!
Blessings to all
I feel the edges of Spring blowing this way - it's coming- yeah!!!! (Positive thinking - we're at 5 degrees in the AM)

I like my steak still moving ;)  I love rare steak!  Ivam trying to make the move to a vegan lifestyle.  It's mostly because Devin is lactose intoerant and loves dairy-which makes for a VERY stinky boy to live with!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 12, 2009 06:29:34 PM
Oh, and I don't know what windoverireland is talking about. I think her eye meds must have soaked into her brain, because Spring is certainly NO WHERE near blowing our direction. She is obviously delirious, and everyone should watch her LMAO. Spring. Jeez woman. I come back in from smoking with freaking icicles in naughty places. And thats even with the fourty two and a half layers I put on!!!

I was starting to suspect that windoverireland was starting to go crazy ;)  I kid, I kid! :P

I can send some warm breezes to anyone who wants/needs em!  Today it was so hot I had to open all the doors and windows and I was STILL sweating.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 12, 2009 06:32:54 PM
Merry Meet Missmuffcake!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 12, 2009 07:06:10 PM
Hey! no bragging about being warm - I went outside and my hair froze! Half and hour and the car still feels cold. I'm driving to work with blankets across my knees - my Durango doesn't heat at all.

It is possible those steroid drops have gone to the brain but I swear I heard singing birds lol - I know it can't be far - my students are looking for any spot to sneak a little groping rofl I told 2 to get a romm and preferably on separate sides of the continent - they weren't amused lol

It feels good to be here again

Blessed Be sisters
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 12, 2009 08:15:48 PM
Hey! no bragging about being warm - I went outside and my hair froze! Half and hour and the car still feels cold. I'm driving to work with blankets across my knees - my Durango doesn't heat at all.

It is possible those steroid drops have gone to the brain but I swear I heard singing birds lol - I know it can't be far - my students are looking for any spot to sneak a little groping rofl I told 2 to get a romm and preferably on separate sides of the continent - they weren't amused lol

It feels good to be here again

Blessed Be sisters
windoverireland

ahhhh, teenage romance!  All the love and hormones.....and then some more hormones.  :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 12, 2009 11:46:01 PM
hehehe - I too was wondering where the thought of spring came from! Don't you know that those kids are just trying to keep warm?!?

and cardinals come out all year and I think they sing, sort of, don't they? Maybe? if they aren't frozen stiff? or maybe you are delirious my friend   ;D 

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on January 13, 2009 06:01:58 AM
We have two seasons here in south Florida, hot and not-so hot, lol.

Once in a while, you'll get a cold day that will completely surprise you--but then a week later its back in the 70's.

It's my first day back in college classes! I'm taking college level algebra and intro to business, say a little chant for me or I might go out of my mind!!!

Warm gulf breezes to you all!
Saturn


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 13, 2009 07:24:36 AM
We have two seasons here in south Florida, hot and not-so hot, lol.

Once in a while, you'll get a cold day that will completely surprise you--but then a week later its back in the 70's.

It's my first day back in college classes! I'm taking college level algebra and intro to business, say a little chant for me or I might go out of my mind!!!

Warm gulf breezes to you all!
Saturn

I couldn't deal with just those two seasons, so perhaps I should stop complaining about our winter. Good luck in your classes!! We'll all be rooting for you!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Phildude on January 13, 2009 08:06:34 AM
Merry Met Missmuffcake-

The WWP swaps are open to pretty much everyone with an open mind and spirit. I certainly think Santeria, Hoodoo, Voodoo or Voudun and other various African, Haitian, and American born religions are very interesting and fit within the bracket of metaphysical and earthly religions that are practiced by many members of these swaps.


I couldnt agree more
Welcome Missmuffincakes


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on January 13, 2009 09:42:41 AM
Welcome Miss Muffin Cakes, hope you enjoy the group!

I'm with Window, spring must be near, it just must!  It was 65 on Friday here  and then 35 on Saturday and like 15 on Sunday.  Surely spring must be around the corner to push the cold away and stop teasing us. 

I'm so excited about another round of the swap.  The last one was such a wonderful experience and I love having you guys to talk too. 

Blessings,
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 13, 2009 03:43:31 PM
yeah, well, our wind chill last night was -34 degrees and we are expecting more snow tonight, so I would be happy with a nice balmy 40 degree day

Ronda
Blessed be!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 13, 2009 05:33:30 PM
One of the things I like about the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania is the wildlife: black bears, white tail deer, oppossums, raccoons, skunks, pheasant, and turkeys - we also have the Pennsylvania bobcat and the refuted mountain lions (there have been pics but they still say no) and coyotes a plenty.

It is so cold this winter that they found a turkey in a tree completely frozen. Turkeys fly better than chickens but not as well as birds. They frequently fly up to low lying branches. Usually they huddle together in the undergrowth. They can be so beautiful - it's a shame this one froze. I love it in the Spring when the males flare their feathers and shake and dance to attract the females. We have groups all over and it is customary to see them on my way to and from work. I like to pull over to watch the dancing.

I pulled over one spring to watch a black bear cub checking out a field and his curiosity about everyone who had stopped to watch him. We can see great herons on the river fishing or eagles swooping and nesting. It is one of the reasons I stay in this somewhat backward area devoid of anything resembling culture or ethnicity.

I've often thought how hard it is to walk the Goddess' path in cement cities. Here there are so few lights that you can see stars, meteorite showers, and planetary sightings. There is a certain peacefulness to nature that I missed when I lived in the city. The abundance of wildlife reminds me that I am a part of the chain not apart from the chain.

Rest well all - less pain today but very tired and sore after a day at school - catch you all tomorrow
Blessed Be
windoverireland (we're going down to single digits tonight - burrrrrrrr)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 13, 2009 08:45:54 PM
Rest well all - less pain today but very tired and sore after a day at school - catch you all tomorrow
Blessed Be
windoverireland (we're going down to single digits tonight - burrrrrrrr)


I can't wait until we are at least back up to the negative single digits.  Looks like we have a few more days of big negative numbers.  Today it was -18 and -35 wind chill ... Thursday looks like about -55 windchill ... yes that is fifty-five!  I am hoping the meteorologist is wrong because I am not to excited about that at all.

Blessing!
Shade :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 13, 2009 08:49:51 PM
I sent my info in after the warm welcome. :)

I cannot say I am 100% into any religion, I always say agnostic because my beliefs center around that I believe in a god force not a 'god'. In fact I believe each one of us has a god force right inside us. I got into Santeria awhile back, I am so against animal sacrificing though. I do like catholic saints and use many for our altar. I am Sicilian and my boyfriend is Mexican - a lot of our family is Catholic but we are both not fans of the Catholic church. I practice candle magick and burn incense.

I am willing to learn about any religion! :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 13, 2009 09:53:58 PM
I sent my info in after the warm welcome. :)

I cannot say I am 100% into any religion, I always say agnostic because my beliefs center around that I believe in a god force not a 'god'. In fact I believe each one of us has a god force right inside us. I got into Santeria awhile back, I am so against animal sacrificing though. I do like catholic saints and use many for our altar. I am Sicilian and my boyfriend is Mexican - a lot of our family is Catholic but we are both not fans of the Catholic church. I practice candle magick and burn incense.

I am willing to learn about any religion! :)

I feel the same way you do.  I believe in a force that is so complex that we will never fully understand it.  I chose to worship this force, but I only worship a small facet at a time.  I use the greek pantheon as my guide and that is how I get into touch with the God and Goddess.  My matron goddess is Gaia because I feel the most connected to that aspect of the divine.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 14, 2009 05:58:07 AM
when I was young I went to Confirmation Classes in a Lutheran Church *shiver* which is not so different from the Catholic Church no matter what they both think  :P

ah, it wasn't so bad as all that, but the hypocrisy of the church was annoying to me even then.  :-[   The minister and I had a few heated discussions on that and many other topics, which I am sure he was frustrated that a 13 year old would argue theology with him and make him have doubts - which, by the way, I am ashamed of myself for making him have doubts as he was a good man.  :-[

anyways - I bring it up because one conversation we had always stuck with me - I told him that I thought that the Christian God was only one piece of a puzzle, and that all the different religions had other pieces of the puzzle, and when all the pieces were put together, then that combination would create a picture of what the whole of the force of "God" would be, but was only a reflection of what it should mean to us in our hearts - this was partly about how I couldn't believe that someone couldn't get to "heaven" just because they weren't christian so mostly about the hypocrisy of the church  :-\

I still believe that all parts of the puzzle fit together in a complicated way to create a reality we are hard pressed to recognize, let alone understand, so everyone's belief system has validity even if they are the only ones that believe in it. Who knows which piece is going to be the biggest one? the smallest? and would size really define importance?   ???  there are more questions than answers as far as I am concerned, when it comes to trying to define that "god" or "goddess" or "force" or "energy" or whatever it is

Ronda
Brightest Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 14, 2009 06:56:25 AM
That is the thing I like the most about paganism in general ... no one can tell you your path is wrong.  I have said this before ... But it still fits:

I haven't come up with a straight path that exactly leads to what I believe.  I like to say ... There are several deer paths in the woods but they are all in the same woods.  As you are climbing your path to the top of the mountain, none of them are a straight path to the top and you may run into others on the way, be careful that you don't push them off their path, and try not to rush to fast to get to the end or the top, otherwise you may be to tired to appreciate at what you find.

Ultimately, my thought process on the whole *god, *goddess*, *deities*, what have you is ... there is the *All* and ultimately every person can either believe in part of the All or the entirety of the All.  That is to include mythical beings, fairies, gods, goddesses, spirits, aliens, etc.   In a larger picture the All is everything combined from everything every single person believes.  We are all just a tiny part of the whole larger picture and I am just trying to live in my own little corner of my own little world and follow my own path and hope that those around me can respect that I am not trying to erase their part of the picture.

Blessed Be!
Shade :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 14, 2009 07:09:05 AM
That is the thing I like the most about paganism in general ... no one can tell you your path is wrong.  I have said this before ... But it still fits:

I haven't come up with a straight path that exactly leads to what I believe.  I like to say ... There are several deer paths in the woods but they are all in the same woods.  As you are climbing your path to the top of the mountain, none of them are a straight path to the top and you may run into others on the way, be careful that you don't push them off their path, and try not to rush to fast to get to the end or the top, otherwise you may be to tired to appreciate at what you find.

Ultimately, my thought process on the whole *god, *goddess*, *deities*, what have you is ... there is the *All* and ultimately every person can either believe in part of the All or the entirety of the All.  That is to include mythical beings, fairies, gods, goddesses, spirits, aliens, etc.   In a larger picture the All is everything combined from everything every single person believes.  We are all just a tiny part of the whole larger picture and I am just trying to live in my own little corner of my own little world and follow my own path and hope that those around me can respect that I am not trying to erase their part of the picture.

Blessed Be!
Shade :)

OOH Shade! I loved your metaphor of the deer paths. Would you mind if I put that in my BoS? It was simply lovely!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 14, 2009 07:32:16 AM
By all means ... To be honest, I am sure I most likely heard it from someone, at some point in my life...wish I could remember for sure.


Blessings!
Shade:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 14, 2009 08:23:48 AM
Oy, Ronda, why do you keep throwing these swaps at me, you know I can't resist!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 14, 2009 12:02:13 PM
That was beautiful Shade!  Would you mind if i put it in my BoS as well?  (You all know I am just copying Luna :P  no really, though I was going to ask before I saw Luna's post)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on January 14, 2009 01:15:14 PM


I haven't come up with a straight path that exactly leads to what I believe.  I like to say ... There are several deer paths in the woods but they are all in the same woods.  As you are climbing your path to the top of the mountain, none of them are a straight path to the top and you may run into others on the way, be careful that you don't push them off their path, and try not to rush to fast to get to the end or the top, otherwise you may be to tired to appreciate at what you find.


I was taught a similar quote in my Yoga class! It was a Japanese saying:

 "There are many paths up the Mountain, but the view of the moon from the top is the same."

My DH had one that sounded more like yours with "deer paths" and all...not sure where he got it though.  ;)

One that I like is:

"My heart is open to all the winds. Wherever god's caravans turn, The religion of love shall be my religion." It's by Aribi who was a 13th century Sufi gypsy and fortune teller.  ;D

Cool stuff, thanks for making me think of those! It's been awhile since I've read them and reflected for a bit. Just what I needed to soothe a frustrating day! One of the packages I had to send out for work was tampered with when it was left on my doorstep for pick up.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 14, 2009 02:17:46 PM
Sorry your work day was crummy.
I love it when ya'll include thoughts, sayings, and bits of wisdom. they do give room for reflection something I think helps us sort out the positive from the negative.

I keep hoping we'll get a gypsy as a member of our swap - I would love to have a more casual interaction with one. MissMuff I'm going to enjoy hearing your take on the metaphysical world.

I met a woman who said she was a spiritualist - she believed in the divine in all things but was not into the patriarchal religions which seem to dominate the world. Isn't it amazing that one a planet with more women than men, the men have managed to block out the female aspect of divinity. What would the world be like if the female majority actually acted upon their majoritiness. hmmmm


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 14, 2009 06:02:15 PM

I keep hoping we'll get a gypsy as a member of our swap - I would love to have a more casual interaction with one. MissMuff I'm going to enjoy hearing your take on the metaphysical world.


I like to *think* I have gypsy blood in me!

One thing I like to connect to is the 'other' world. Since I was young I tried talking to the dead which lead me to be a freak in school. My little sister passed on 5 years ago in a car accident - she was killed by a drunk driver and was only 23. So a few weeks after she passed on my mom and I were talking about her and a trip to Disney Land as a child we took, we cried and laughed. A few days later I was at the laundry mat in the apartment complex I lived in at the time doing laundry. On the peg board there was a key chain hung up that had the Disney Land logo and my sister name "Jennifer' right underneath, no keys just that. I know it was her so I pocketed it and still try to look for sings today.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 14, 2009 06:32:54 PM
I just sent in my swap information! wooohooo I'm in for another round.

Welcome to the group MissMuffCake!  This is a wonderful group of people, you'll fit right in.

Blessings to all

Lisa, who is waiting for her kids to go to bed so I can think straight again!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 14, 2009 06:45:23 PM
That was beautiful Shade!  Would you mind if i put it in my BoS as well?  (You all know I am just copying Luna :P  no really, though I was going to ask before I saw Luna's post)
Copy Cat Copy Cat!!! LoL  J/K. Hehehe. I like to collect quotes and stuff like that that inspire me, my BOS is also more like a journal? Not really, it's not the sort of "I did this and this today blah blah blah" But I do use it to collect beautiful and inspirational things that make it easier to put things into perspective if I loose track of whats important.

I keep hoping we'll get a gypsy as a member of our swap - I would love to have a more casual interaction with one. MissMuff I'm going to enjoy hearing your take on the metaphysical world.



I like to *think* I have gypsy blood in me!

One thing I like to connect to is the 'other' world. Since I was young I tried talking to the dead which lead me to be a freak in school. My little sister passed on 5 years ago in a car accident - she was killed by a drunk driver and was only 23. So a few weeks after she passed on my mom and I were talking about her and a trip to Disney Land as a child we took, we cried and laughed. A few days later I was at the laundry mat in the apartment complex I lived in at the time doing laundry. On the peg board there was a key chain hung up that had the Disney Land logo and my sister name "Jennifer' right underneath, no keys just that. I know it was her so I pocketed it and still try to look for sings today.

That is awesome. I am sure she wanted to make sure that you knew she was happy, and to see you smile. I know that when I was a small child, my Great Grandmother passed away. We were very close, she is the one that used to sit and color flowers with her "special colored pencils" (Which I now know were prismacolors, and thats why they seemed to be so much better then my icky crayola ones LOL). After she passed, she would come and sit on my bed at night and tell me stories, mostly of her childhood and such,  before I fell asleep. Then one visit she said that I didn't need her anymore, but that she would always be watching. I always was, and still am, very comforted of the memories of her visits, and knowing that she will be there when I get to wherever we are going.
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 14, 2009 06:47:55 PM
... There are several deer paths in the woods but they are all in the same woods.  As you are climbing your path to the top of the mountain, none of them are a straight path to the top and you may run into others on the way, be careful that you don't push them off their path, and try not to rush to fast to get to the end or the top, otherwise you may be to tired to appreciate at what you find...
I was taught a similar quote in my Yoga class! It was a Japanese saying:
 "There are many paths up the Mountain, but the view of the moon from the top is the same."

love these - much better than my puzzle metaphor and more accurate since we are all following a path to somewhere

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 14, 2009 07:15:09 PM
Ronda,
  I totally understand your puzzle metaphor, since I feel the same way and have felt the same way all my life. I used to teach Sunday School in the Southern Baptist church that I grew up in. I always felt that there was more to the story of religion, than what we were being told by the church. It was as though there were missing pieces to the puzzle. Such as, the church teaches creationism, but evolution is EVERYWHERE around us, so don't count that out of the picture of how life was created. I used to frustrate my father (a deacon) and the pastor of my church all the time. *giggles*

Love to all
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 14, 2009 07:59:05 PM
That was beautiful Shade!  Would you mind if i put it in my BoS as well?  (You all know I am just copying Luna :P  no really, though I was going to ask before I saw Luna's post)
Copy Cat Copy Cat!!! LoL  J/K. Hehehe. I like to collect quotes and stuff like that that inspire me, my BOS is also more like a journal? Not really, it's not the sort of "I did this and this today blah blah blah" But I do use it to collect beautiful and inspirational things that make it easier to put things into perspective if I loose track of whats important.

I keep hoping we'll get a gypsy as a member of our swap - I would love to have a more casual interaction with one. MissMuff I'm going to enjoy hearing your take on the metaphysical world.



I like to *think* I have gypsy blood in me!

One thing I like to connect to is the 'other' world. Since I was young I tried talking to the dead which lead me to be a freak in school. My little sister passed on 5 years ago in a car accident - she was killed by a drunk driver and was only 23. So a few weeks after she passed on my mom and I were talking about her and a trip to Disney Land as a child we took, we cried and laughed. A few days later I was at the laundry mat in the apartment complex I lived in at the time doing laundry. On the peg board there was a key chain hung up that had the Disney Land logo and my sister name "Jennifer' right underneath, no keys just that. I know it was her so I pocketed it and still try to look for sings today.

That is awesome. I am sure she wanted to make sure that you knew she was happy, and to see you smile. I know that when I was a small child, my Great Grandmother passed away. We were very close, she is the one that used to sit and color flowers with her "special colored pencils" (Which I now know were prismacolors, and thats why they seemed to be so much better then my icky crayola ones LOL). After she passed, she would come and sit on my bed at night and tell me stories, mostly of her childhood and such,  before I fell asleep. Then one visit she said that I didn't need her anymore, but that she would always be watching. I always was, and still am, very comforted of the memories of her visits, and knowing that she will be there when I get to wherever we are going.
Bright Blessings!


I was very close to my grandfather and when I was pregnant, I had a really hard time with dealing with outsiders (I am 23 and I look 16 and I got a lot of grief from a lot of people and I let it drag me down).  Anyways!  Whenever I felt alone, I would smell my grandfather and I just knew he was there.  I would also randomly smell the smell of cigarettes (my grandma mimi) and smell my grandma Huthchins's perfume (something that they don't make anymore).  It made me feel better knowing that my grandparents would stop by and check on me :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 14, 2009 08:23:27 PM
I think that many of us have felt a loved one near us in times of stress - or even just because they were loved

hugs to us all!

Ronda
Brightest of Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 14, 2009 08:27:35 PM
Many of us have known each other what seems like a long time, but we have some new faces here this round and a couple of folks that have skipped a couple of rounds so likely don't know all of the new faces - so it is time that we did a little "get to know me" post

SO I am blatantly stealing this from Hedgewitch from round 8 as I think it is a great idea and will become a continuing traditional WWP swap activity, though I added to it and embellished it as I usually tend to do!  ::)

Finish these sentences:


I like to collect:

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a:

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a:

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel:

My favorite words of wisdom are: 

I really wish someone would make me a:

I can't stand the color/pattern:

I want to learn how to (make):

I am never without a:

My favorite time of year/holiday is:

Even tho I'm (insert your flavor of pagan here) I really don't care for:

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people):

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island:

My fav food is:

I absolutely totally can not stand:


will do mine and post it shortly!

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 14, 2009 08:45:51 PM
OK - here is my answers!

I like to collect: everyone should know by now that I like to collect rocks, crystals, crystal spheres, rock figurines, stone and crystal beads, yada, yada, yada...  ::)

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: wolverine - something small, round, and nocturnal, with attitude, LOL!  ;)

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: dolphin, maybe  ::) what do you think?

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel:  clean!

My favorite words of wisdom are:  I think I am going with Shade's bit about the deer paths - that is so awesome!

I really wish someone would make me a: a wooden box that will work for my divination with the spheres, or a large wooden bowl with a spiral symbol or anything made of natural materials that I can keep rocks/spheres/crystals in  ;D  I know - one track mind...

I can't stand the color/pattern: neons or pastels, pink especially - I clash! redhead going grey really fast and all...   ::)  

I want to learn how to (make): hammer a nail in straight - can't seem to do it...  :P  

I am never without a: bag of rocks and a crochet project

My favorite time of year/holiday is: hands down - Halloween, Samhain for a holiday; but springtime for a season

Even tho I'm (an eclectic pagan of sorts) I really don't care for: labels of any sort

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): crocheting supplies and yarn, chocolate, clean underwear

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island:
I want to go alone!
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but I suppose I will end up taking my hubby, though I would rather take one of the kids (not telling which    8)  ) or my mom (we need to spend some time catching up!   ;D  )

My fav food is: chocolate - duh - especially Lindt white chocolate Lindor truffles right now...  ::)  
I absolutely totally can not stand:  prejudice, theivery, liers and cheats - and pastels, especially pink...   :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on January 14, 2009 08:57:01 PM
I like to collect:
Quotes, butterflies, fabric, bottles, pottery, seeds

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a:
Tomato - testy at times, a bit acidic, grows with special attention, you love em or hate em

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a:
lion - aloof, fierce

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel:
peaceful and inspired

My favorite words of wisdom are:  
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans - John Lennon

I really wish someone would make me a:
fried catfish dinner, oh you mean for this swap - a tarot card bag

I can't stand the color/pattern:
pink gingham

I want to learn how to (make):
felted items

I am never without a:
a sarcastic comment and my wedding ring

My favorite time of year/holiday is:
Samhain through Yule

Even tho I'm pagan I really don't care for christian bashing

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): a good book, a hairbrush, sweet potato slips

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island: My wonderful husband

My fav food is: eggplant parmesean or fried catfish

I absolutely totally can not stand: cinnamon



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 14, 2009 10:59:21 PM
I like to collect: Toys! I like those pricey fun vinyl and plush toys from Japan.

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: Cat - moody and I like to nap!

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: Hmmm...I sure do not know!

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel: Like I needed to bust out the paint!

My favorite words of wisdom are: There's more to life than books, you know
But not much more - Morrissey/The Smiths

I really wish someone would make me a: altar item that would bring happiness and luck to our home!

I can't stand the color/pattern: anything you would find in Country Living magazine!

I want to learn how to (make): knit better!

I am never without a: book

My favorite time of year/holiday is: spring, I like the burst of sun!

Even tho I'm (eclectic) I really don't care for: boundaries

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): Morrissey/The Smiths greatest hits CD, a good book, something to draw on/with, since I consider my cat a people!

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island: my mom, as I approach 30 I realize there is so much I still do not know about her.

My fav food is: peanut chews!

I absolutely totally can not stand: homophobic people, the people on Fox news and rude people!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 15, 2009 01:03:24 AM
I would have wanted something to draw on/with too - but figured there would be rocks and sand on an island  ::) 

Toby82 is my beloved kiddo - so everyone play nice with him - though I wonder if he will join the "bash the ex" conversation, LOL!   ;D   

Hiya Toby!   ;)

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 15, 2009 01:24:43 AM
Finish these sentences:


I like to collect: Rocks (I have bowls/vases full all over), Patterns-knit, crochet, sewing etc., Yarn and fabric-it's a disorder I don't want cured EVER!

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: a wolf, as I'm a loner who is fiercely protective of her lil pack.

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: I have a girlfriend that tells me I am like a willow tree, flexible but stronger than I realize I am. *shrugs*

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel: panicked and ready to scream

My favorite words of wisdom are: Life is mostly froth and bubble, but two things stand like stone, kindness in another’s trouble and courage in your own. Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales

I really wish someone would make me a: pair of mittens like Bella wears in Twilight

I can't stand the color/pattern: neons, pastels, plaids and gingham

I want to learn how to (make): soap and candles

I am never without a: craft project going, sometimes more than one at a time

My favorite time of year/holiday is: I don't have a true favorite, each season has a beauty that appeals to me, the fresh rains and soft colors of spring, the warmth and bold colors of summer, the crisp fall air and changing leaves and the frosty beauty of winter. My favorite holiday season is a toss up between Samhain and Yule.

Even tho I'm (eclectic) I really don't care for: religious bashing of any sort

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): yarn, crochet hooks, and books

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island:
The one man I was too scared to believe truly loved me.

My fav food is:  Orange Chicken and Fried Rice

I absolutely totally can not stand: Discrimination of any sort


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on January 15, 2009 08:10:08 AM
like to collect: rocks, stones, glass, crafting supplies

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: Panther perhaps (that and the Snow Owl are my totems, so either one fits I think)

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: Nuckles says cougar or some type of cat that hunts prey and picks off the weak. We don’t listen to him much though; no one else was available for comment.

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel: concerned

My favorite words of wisdom are:  Say what you want of me, that doesn’t make it true.

I really wish someone would make me a: painting

I can't stand the color/pattern: Paisley, 70’s and 60’s colorways

I want to learn how to (make):do stained glass

I am never without a: idea

My favorite time of year/holiday is: Fall

Even thou I'm Eclectic I really don't care for: too much structure

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): crochet hook, yarn, Full toolbox (I say that counts as 1)

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island: Squishy

My fav food is: I just love food in general

I absolutely totally can not stand: intolerance, Rudeness, dishonesty

Blessings
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 15, 2009 09:52:29 AM
Finish these sentences:


I like to collect: rocks/crystals, comic books (x-men mostly), books, star wars stuff, anime figures, essential oils, anything from the nightmare before christmas, and oh boy am i a pack rat LOL!!!

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: I'm definitely going to go with a cat. Perhaps a slightly larger then normal house cat. Like one who has bob cat in its background. This way I know I can take my naps and be left alone LOL :)

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: They would probably say the same thing. They all know how cranky I am with no sleep.

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel: Panicked!! Why am I in a room with no exits??

My favorite words of wisdom are: "It's better to be hated for who you are, then loved for who you are not." "Always bring bananas to parties. Bananas are good." (Ok, too much Doctor Who, I know!!)

I really wish someone would make me a: apron, OO OO I want Bella's mittens too!!, a poppet, bowls

I can't stand the color/pattern: PINK!!! ACK! And basically any pastel. Not really that into paisley either.

I want to learn how to (make): knit, crochet, glass fusion, felting, better sewing,

My favorite time of year/holiday is: I love the end of summer into fall. I like it warm enough to swim, but with that breeze that tells you it's not going to be much longer, and the leaves are starting to change.


Even tho I'm (eclectic kitchen/cottage witch) I really don't care for: Overly pricey rituals and tools. I don't think the Goddess sits around seeing how many expensive herbs you keep on hand. I'm more into the everyday things can be a type of prayer, a type of thanks, a type of worship. Everytime I get up to see my Son's smiling fave bouncing in the crib (even if it's WAY too early lol), everytime my Mom and I find time to craft, or bake together, everytime my Love and I find five minutes to be together, everytime I see a stranger commit a random act of kindness. These are what I worship with.

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): painting supplies, books, chocolate

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island: I'd really rather just have some alone time, but if I have to my lovie can come along, but he won over the cat but just a smidgen LOL

My fav food is: chicken paprikash, pizza, chinese, japanese soy soup.... I really like food.

I absolutely totally can not stand: homophobes, rudeness, intolerance, people who try and shove their religious paths down your throat, ignorance, dentists. (LOL I have to go to one soon, so it's on my mind)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on January 15, 2009 11:03:19 AM
Awesome, I love these!

I like to collect: finger symbols (zills), drums, crystals, stones, seashells, wands, tribal masks.

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: A cat- I'm lazy, sleep in, sometimes playful, and attracted to shiny objects.

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: My DH says I'm like a Cat, a Goldfish, and a Parrot. A cat because I sleep like 14 hours sometimes, a goldfish because I tend to forget things quickly, and a a parrot because I tend to gravitate and open up to only one person.

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel: Hospitalized.

My favorite words of wisdom are:  "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it."

I really wish someone would make me a: Big black gypsy skirt!--or stuff for my cottage, I'm still looking to spruce the place up, lol

I can't stand the color/pattern: Plaid, it reminds me of catholic school, and I also dislike neon colors.

I want to learn how to (make): a frame drum

I am never without a: cup of tea, and stress  :-\

My favorite time of year/holiday is: Fall/Samhain

Even tho I'm (Eclectic Cottage Wiccan) I really don't care for: Doing the laundry!!!

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): A luxury yacht, a margarita, and my doumbek! (its a drum)

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island: My hubby! :P

My fav food is: Cheese Burgers!!!

I absolutely totally can not stand: When people pick at their nails---the sound makes me a crazy person...




Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: tvelez on January 15, 2009 11:48:16 AM
I was wondering why it was so quiet here until i realized i wasn't getting any updates!  :o that was due in part to never posting haha! oops! i sent in my app. so HIYA!

I like to collect: craft supplies, quotes, books

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: lion... sweet kitty until you endanger their family or get them mad  ;D

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: i have no idea

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel: padded walls lmao

My favorite words of wisdom are: "damnant quod non intelligunt" - Latin, translates to "they damn what they do not understand"

I really wish someone would make me a: tree of life blanket  :-\ i just started crocheting and cannot see how people have the patience to make one!  

I can't stand the color/pattern: plaid yuck!

I want to learn how to (make): faeries with polymer clay! (or anything for that matter) i also want to learn woodburning and how to make crochet with hiddent pictures (like the adipose or tree of life blanket)

I am never without a: credit card lol i never carry cash ( i could also put: a desire to get another tattoo hahaha)

My favorite time of year/holiday is: Yule, the winter holidays just give off love to me

Even tho I'm Wicca I really don't care for: nakedness lol i'm still the shy lil girl my momma raised

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): this changes all the time... a journal, a pen, and a tent lol

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island: my daughter- cus i have to care for her, but if someone watch her and it could be anyone including a fictional character i would have to take one of the Cullens from Twilight or Micah from the Anita Blake novels

My fav food is: eggplant parmesan

I absolutely totally can not stand: the sounds of people chewing lol

i may come up with some more for this lol... a lot i've never thought of

Blessings, Tina


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 15, 2009 02:27:08 PM
OOO If we're going fictional characters on the island we can all go off on a tangent :) And I would so be up to some Laurell K. Hamilton characters :) MMMM. Tho, I'm more in favor of Jean Claude ;) Or Doyle from the Meredith Gentry series Ooo La La!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: tvelez on January 15, 2009 02:31:48 PM
OOO If we're going fictional characters on the island we can all go off on a tangent :) And I would so be up to some Laurell K. Hamilton characters :) MMMM. Tho, I'm more in favor of Jean Claude ;) Or Doyle from the Meredith Gentry series Ooo La La!

OH YAY! Another Anita fan!!
i don't know, even after, what 15? books i still don't like jean claude. I like micah lol. Nathaniel is too needy, although his recent assertiveness is nice.. and i really like Jason lol Something about those shapeshifters lol... but in Twilight i really don't like Jacob, but i'll take any of the vampires  ;) In Merry Gentry i like Rhys and Frost, even tho they have some serious mood issues


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 15, 2009 02:45:19 PM
So, I just sent in my sign up today and even tho I haven't been approved yet, I'm going to fill this out.  I'm sure to get in, Ronda is my craftster mom and adores me like the little misfit child that I am.

I like to collect: books, yarn, fabric--asian prints are my fav, some day I'll make myself a quilt, calendars
The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: hmm, this is hard.  probably a dog, I'm a pretty faithful friend

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: a horse, because I ride so much  

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel: really annoyed

My favorite words of wisdom are: No matter how bad things get, they can always get worse

I really wish someone would make me a: curvy size 12.  don't want to lose the curves/hips/boobs, but i'd like to be a more managable size
I can't stand the color/pattern: baby puke green

I want to learn how to (make): knit cables

I am never without a: tube of chapstick

My favorite time of year/holiday is: fall, when its warm enough to ride horses, it's nice and warm yet brisk at the same time, and all you need to walk around outside is a longsleeve tee, no jacket needed

Even tho I'm (insert your flavor of pagan here) I really don't care for: people who feel their path is superior, especially structured people who mock my random path

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): water, ipod with a neverending battery and play list, sunscreen so my tats won't fade

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island: a team of well oiled, well hung sex gods, lol. or soft, sharply feminine tattooed hipster lesbian goddesses.  or a mix of both.

My fav food is: depends on the day!  um, french fries are what i'm craving now.

I absolutely totally can not stand: hate, ignorance, ill mannered people, yawning with your mouth open, death metal, oh the list goes on . . .



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 15, 2009 02:48:50 PM
OOO If we're going fictional characters on the island we can all go off on a tangent :) And I would so be up to some Laurell K. Hamilton characters :) MMMM. Tho, I'm more in favor of Jean Claude ;) Or Doyle from the Meredith Gentry series Ooo La La!

OH YAY! Another Anita fan!!
i don't know, even after, what 15? books i still don't like jean claude. I like micah lol. Nathaniel is too needy, although his recent assertiveness is nice.. and i really like Jason lol Something about those shapeshifters lol... but in Twilight i really don't like Jacob, but i'll take any of the vampires  ;) In Merry Gentry i like Rhys and Frost, even tho they have some serious mood issues

I get sooo annoyed with Anita, it's like C'mon, get over it already!  And LKH needs help as a writer, so many inconsistencies and she uses the same thing over and over again.  I like sex just as much as the next girl (probably more) but can I get a little plot and variation?  And the last Merry book . . . some of it was just fluff.  Creative fluff, but still fluff.

And don't even get me going on Twilight, those books were so horribly written its just sad.  How do these people get books published?


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: tvelez on January 15, 2009 03:02:30 PM
I get sooo annoyed with Anita, it's like C'mon, get over it already!  And LKH needs help as a writer, so many inconsistencies and she uses the same thing over and over again.  I like sex just as much as the next girl (probably more) but can I get a little plot and variation?  And the last Merry book . . . some of it was just fluff.  Creative fluff, but still fluff.

And don't even get me going on Twilight, those books were so horribly written its just sad.  How do these people get books published?

Yeah, LKH has too much in her books. I was happy with the Jason book bc there was hardly any sex in it! Not that i mind it, i wouldn't read the books if i did, just some plot please.

The Twilight books... i really didn't like how it was written. It was very predictable, and it dragged out way too much (especially Breaking Dawn) but the overall story line and plot i did enjoy. I actually enjoyed Midnight Sun soooo much more than any of the books from Bella's point of view. Twilight was originally intended for her sister and it is so hot with the younger teen crowd most of which would not notice bad writing. (not all, but most)

Wow, we got very OT here.... hope no one minds :/

Blessings,
Tina


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 15, 2009 04:11:06 PM
I like to collect:  Essential oils, herbs and resins, rocks and crystals and anything related, shells, crafting supplies, wooden boxes, I have a ton of other things I tend to accumulate ... but I guess I don't purposely collect them .. books, comics, Egyptian stuff, trolls, fairies, pixies, elves.

My DH will say I like to collect everything.  I don't purposefully collect stuff ...anymore,  Things just tend to feel my house is a good home.

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: cat/moth/Emperor Scorpion/night orchid

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: cat ... everyone say I must have been a cat in a past life.

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel: stifled!  I need my color and wide open spaces.

My favorite words of wisdom are: There are several deer paths in the woods but they are all in the same woods.

I really wish someone would make me a housekeeper, so I could just craft the day away and play with the kids.  Seriously though?  I would love either a reversible cloak with embroidery on it (of maybe feathers) and trimmed in fur(preferably recycled) or faux fur.  Or the other thing I really would LOVE ...but  can't make (and is not really related to this swap) is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19298973 (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19298973) ...all knitted up of course.

I can't stand the color/pattern: pink, pastels, and paisley.  Though, I am sort of starting to sort of in a round about way like pink and other pastels because my princess does.  And when I see my daughter in all of the sugary pink ...it doesn't seem so bad.

I want to learn how to make a fortune being a SAHM.

I am never without a kid at my side.

My favorite time of year/holiday is October ... everything about it ... Autumn, Halloween/Samhain, the colors, the weather (in WI), the harvests, etc.

Even tho I'm pagan I really don't care for people judging me

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): Ummmmm ... part of me wants to name three serious survival things because I was in so many survival trainings ... but this is Craftster darn it ... so the answer is, my craft room, bedroom and kitchen! nod

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island:  It would have to be all or nothing .... my two kids and my husband (and he would need his computer) or I will take my stay like a real woman and go it alone.  If it is in my fantasy world I would be going with Vin Diesel!  (when I want a tough protector) David Tennant! (when I want someone to take me places I have never been) and/or David Boreanaz! (I just love vampires)

My fav food is: Anything that is not bananas or raisins!  I LOVE food and my rolly poly body shows it.

I absolutely totally can not stand: prejudice ... even though I do have a couple .. 1) people who drive without insurance and can not afford to pay for their damages (Luckily my insurance covered my medical bills, but I was still without a car and got no reimbursement for lost work, scripts, car rental, etc.) 2) little old people who drive 25 in a 55 mph zone or stop in the middle of an intersection because they can not see the stop sign/light until they are right on top of it!  They are an accident waiting to happen.  No offense to anyone who fits into these categories!

Bright blessings!
Shade :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 15, 2009 04:38:12 PM
I get sooo annoyed with Anita, it's like C'mon, get over it already!  And LKH needs help as a writer, so many inconsistencies and she uses the same thing over and over again.  I like sex just as much as the next girl (probably more) but can I get a little plot and variation?  And the last Merry book . . . some of it was just fluff.  Creative fluff, but still fluff.

And don't even get me going on Twilight, those books were so horribly written its just sad.  How do these people get books published?

Yeah, LKH has too much in her books. I was happy with the Jason book bc there was hardly any sex in it! Not that i mind it, i wouldn't read the books if i did, just some plot please.

The Twilight books... i really didn't like how it was written. It was very predictable, and it dragged out way too much (especially Breaking Dawn) but the overall story line and plot i did enjoy. I actually enjoyed Midnight Sun soooo much more than any of the books from Bella's point of view. Twilight was originally intended for her sister and it is so hot with the younger teen crowd most of which would not notice bad writing. (not all, but most)

Wow, we got very OT here.... hope no one minds :/

Blessings,
Tina
Oh I definitely agree, I thought her writing in Midnight Sun was ALOT better then the rest of them. I hope she finishes it!!! I would love to read more of that. And yes, LKH has some issues with alot of sex, but... well *looks around for her lovie* I don't get enough, so I have to live vicariously through my books lol. WOW. Ok I've said tooooo much. But seriously, how much fun can you have when your 15 month old son sleeps in the same room as you????? (WE HAVE TO GET THE ATTIC TRANSFORMED!!!!) OH, and sorry Mom if it was TMI for you!!! LOL.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 15, 2009 05:09:21 PM
There are some things a mom shouldn't have to know!:)
I actually already knew that - sorry - you'd be surprised what you hear at home.

OK here goes:

I like to collect: books, rocks, herbs, essential oils, recipes, witchy type things/doodads

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: black cat - all furry purry but with claws

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: weed - strong roots - i won't go away - and not everyone thinks this weed is ugly

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel: claustrophobic and I might very well shrivel up and die

My favorite words of wisdom are: “Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.” "No War Has Ever Been Fought in the Name of the Goddess." "To see the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower; Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour."  William Blake


I really wish someone would make me a: a gathering apron, paper bowls, a wand

I can't stand the color/pattern: pink!!!! paisley!!!

I want to learn how to (make): crochet, knit, tat

I am never without a: music, a book, Sunday crossword, my debit card (when I haven't misplaced it)(I rarely carry cash) a good lipgloss! - Bonnie Bell coffee is my fav!

My favorite time of year/holiday is: Autumn/Halloween

Even tho I'm (a cottage witch) I really don't care for: witchmongers who try to sell you courses and degrees so that you too can be a real witch! It's what's inside, your thoughts, and actions that make you a witch.

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): music, pickles (dill hamburger chips), a comfy pillow/blankie

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island: someone who loved and understood me - who took the time to know how I  like my coffee and what my favorite dessert is and knew how much I love to dance and would take long walks with me to ooh and ahh over the sunrise or the sunset

My fav food is: pork fried rice, pizza w/ sausage and mushrooms, rare steak, potatoes in any form!, bagels w/ cream cheese, salad w/ spiced chicken, colored pasta salad, Lambrusco, coffee and chocolate - ok I like food too!

I absolutely totally can not stand: ignorance, narrowmindedness, religiously inspired wars, genocide, greedy politicians, abusers

I propose and new questions: Do you play an instrument? I play piano, drums, guitar, and a fluglehorn. I am presently without a piano in my home and I miss it so much! I have started drumming again with the Wii, I like to pluck at the guitar and wish I could have gone further with my lessons - I burnt the pads of my fingers on a woodstove years ago and I haven't touch a flugle since my days of drum and bugle corp - The Blue Angels!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 15, 2009 05:28:39 PM
I propose and new questions: Do you play an instrument? I play piano, drums, guitar, and a fluglehorn. I am presently without a piano in my home and I miss it so much! I have started drumming again with the Wii, I like to pluck at the guitar and wish I could have gone further with my lessons - I burnt the pads of my fingers on a woodstove years ago and I haven't touch a flugle since my days of drum and bugle corp - The Blue Angels!!

Did you ever compete at the Drum and Bugle Corp world competition in Madison WI?  That has been there forever... I lost track with my old age!  hehe.  I have gone every year since I was a bitty girl.  My Mother and one of my sisters were in the Green Berets Drum and Bugle Corp ...at different times of course ... so it has always been in my life.  I played flute and then tried piano ...but nothing ever really clicked with me.  I wanted to sing like an angel when I was younger ...but I only made it far enough to sound like an injured cat at the karaoke microphone.  My mom and dad own Beautiful Noise Karaoke .. so I don't ever get booed off the mic.

Now goddess help me ... I have a son who is playing tuba!  The thing is twice his size and he had to bring a special chair home in order to play it.  It is the loudest thing and I get the neighbors at my door on a weekly basis ... I have had to explain that it is fair game before 11pm in our town.  The police officer who came to our door told me that I should really try to find a place for him to practice that is more sound proof!  Hello!!!!!  this is MY house ... imagine what I go through for 45 minutes a day!  Where do I take him?  15 miles out to the middle of no where land and hope no one complains then?  Though the poor officer did say that there really is nothing he could do to enforce me to keep the practicing noise down.

Okay .. I am calmed down now!

Bright blessings!
Shade :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 15, 2009 05:35:04 PM
Oh Shade - what is wrong with people - in this day and age if it's that painful put on a headset and listen to something else  - tell cop he should be chasing drug dealers and abusers and to leave parents and children who know the value of music alone!! - Do not get me started on what's wrong in the world to day!!! Tell your son to rock on!

The BLue Angels did not start competing out of state until I had outgrown them. I did have the chance to see the Green Berets myself - small world. They have nothing like that up here and most don't know what I'm talking about!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: kstaron on January 15, 2009 05:37:09 PM
Just sent my questionaire in. Looking forward to this swap.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 15, 2009 07:44:14 PM
Now goddess help me ... I have a son who is playing tuba!  The thing is twice his size and he had to bring a special chair home in order to play it.  It is the loudest thing and I get the neighbors at my door on a weekly basis ... I have had to explain that it is fair game before 11pm in our town.  The police officer who came to our door told me that I should really try to find a place for him to practice that is more sound proof!  Hello!!!!!  this is MY house ... imagine what I go through for 45 minutes a day!  Where do I take him?  15 miles out to the middle of no where land and hope no one complains then?  Though the poor officer did say that there really is nothing he could do to enforce me to keep the practicing noise down.


Honestly, what I would do is have him play for longer.  You know, like a couple hours (straight) every day.  Then the neighbors would *really* have something to complain about!  I know, I'm a vindictive witch ;) but really, that would make me mad!  I would say, "I'm sorry that my child is bettering himself and learning a skill that I am sure you don't even have!" 

But...that's just me ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on January 15, 2009 09:15:15 PM
Drumming is awesome! My DH and I have started taking the doumbek lessons that my belly dance school offers...so much fun! Maybe he can be my drummer for my drum solo dances someday ^_^

Oh, and welcome back kstaron!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 15, 2009 11:14:48 PM
I've just sent my questionaire in.
I'm new to practising my beliefs  -and still in the closet about it.
though i have been feeling/following my thoughts about this for a few years.

RondaS's extra questions:

I like to collect: dragonflies, earrings

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: dragonfly – I like to disappear and watch over things.

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: mouse – quiet, shy, but mischievous.

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel: - so overwhelmed at the possibilities I could try to fill/decorate the room with.

My favourite words of wisdom are:  It is what it is. (not sure where I’ve hear that.

I really wish someone would make me a: a job opening as a PR person in a government department (just for me –so I could stop coming second).

I can't stand the colour/pattern: pink/lovehearts

I want to learn how to (make): follow my beliefs (I’m new to this) and follow a sewing pattern – even ‘easy’ seems difficult

I am never without a: pair of earrings, lip gloss

My favourite time of year/holiday is: winter – I love the cold weather. I love feeling cold and putting layers, esp scarves and hats – I have an awesome collection going there! I don’t really have a favourite holiday (yet)

Even tho I'm (not sure what flavour of pagan I am ) I really don't care for: using religion for segregation and a reason to be hurtful.

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): fave book/s, craft supplies, wok :P

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island: My best friend.

My fav food is: Rogan Josh with Naan bread or Roti :P

I absolutely totally can not stand: prejudice.

Do you play an instrument? I used to play the drums (kit, congas, bongos, single small hand drums etc) I haven’t got any right now –but I still tap out the rhythm to any song I hear. I REALLY miss my drums.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: kstaron on January 16, 2009 07:30:53 AM
Wow. It looks like we have a really neat and diverse group this time.  That makes me look forward to it even more.

Now for those extra questions:
I like to collect: (can the answer here be yes?) books, feathers, cats, beads, yarn and other craft supplies :)

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: Ok this might be a little odd, but a turkey vulture,  I consider them as a kind of totem. They circle and watch over the land, they use what had been discarded/given to them for sustenance, they work/play well together.   

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a:  Big fluffy cat that likes to stretch in the sun and play with yarn

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel: Like I needed to paint it, honestly how boring. I could probably deal more with the idea of not being able to go in or out or have company than I could with having nothing to do.

My favorite words of wisdom are: Do or do not, there is no try. - yoda

I really wish someone would make me a: altar cloth or BoS

I can't stand the color/pattern: avacodo green/ 70's "mod" prints

I want to learn how to (make): a tree of life beaded pendant

I am never without a: watch and glasses

My favorite time of year/holiday is: my favorite holiday is Sahmain and I love fall/winter for kick butt boots and cuddly sweaters.

Even tho I'm a solitary Druid I really don't care for: heavy ritualized anything.  I don't like performing long rituals, it takes me out of the divine moment to read the passage I've forgotten.

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): my Djembe drum so I can have music, My scrapbook to be able to see the people in my life, and a journal and pen set so I can write down my thoughts.

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island: My baby girl. She'd love playing in the surf.

My fav food is: just about anything chocolate

I absolutely totally can not stand: ignorance (not the "oh I never knew that" kind of ignorance but the "why would I even want to bother cause being dumb or misimformed is so much cooler" kind of ignorance.)

Instrument: I play a Djembe drum, taught mainly from casual pre-ritual lessons from a Santeria Drummer that was involved with the newspaper I worked with and I was blessed to go to a workshop on African drumming taught by a west African musician. I used to play piano as a child and remember a little. I played various drums through high school too.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 16, 2009 07:50:35 AM
I played the flute through elementary school and high school. It's in such disrepair at the moment that it sounds horrid, but I think I would like to get new pads and such on it so that I could pick it up again. I would love to learn how to play the guitar, and I LOVE sitting in drum circles. I would love to have my own drum. I'm not sure what kind, I know not the snare/rockstar type drum set, more of a hand drum. Bongo/Conga style. Maybe even one of the little hand held circular ones with the small stick type beater (I'm not sure what these are called, they always have such lovely pictures painted on them)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 16, 2009 08:05:10 AM
I got this in my email awhile ago, it made me giggle, so I thought I'd share! :)


One night I had a wondrous dream,
One set of footprints there was seen,
The footprints of the Goddess they were,
But mine were not along the shore.

But then some stranger prints appeared,
and I asked Her, "What have we here?
These prints are large and round and neat,
But much too big to be from feet."

"My child," She said in somber tones,
"For miles I carried you alone.
I challenged you to walk in faith,
But you refused and made me wait."

"You would not learn, you would not grow,
The walk of faith, you would not know,
So I got tired, I got fed up,
And there I dropped you on your butt.

"Because in life, there comes a time
When one must fight, and one must climb,
When one must rise and take a stand,
Or leave their butt prints in the sand."

Author Unknown


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 16, 2009 08:28:57 AM
Hello Everyone,
Name Is Toby Swolley....Happen ta be RondaS. son... I hope ta talk to each  individual in the WWP... heh  im 26 male...and am out of the "Broom Closet" YaY. been practicing the craft for almost 12 years now... I consider myself the handy man of spirituality i am a free spirited person who absolutly loves  new and unique items such as with art. photography, foods, sewn crafts, jewelry, i love ta make cleanser kits that are beneficial for the whole house hold ta rid negativity and align the aura of the house back with its living occupants (Emergency Cleanser Kits)
when it comes ta swaps I study all sorts of mythology and religions, and if someone has a nifty idea/way ta make deities in a different way then What can be found it would be great... I sew but can embroider I have no patience I would like Pan on a towel or apron or even a tarot Bag.... I also as Ronda LOVE ROCKS i do gem stone therapy and always am looking for a nice stone with great frequency for directing/channeling energy for healing others.... But Thats a brief intro about myself... If you have any questions Please just contact me... Via email or on here... Hope ta here from all of you soon and am excited ta do my first swap.
Huggz ta All
Blessed Be
Toby82 Swolley


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 16, 2009 08:38:59 AM
Toby here again...I know I am just starting my first swap but is there any way I can do the card swap as well... I am ALWAYS making cards and art you should just add me :-)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 16, 2009 09:51:12 AM
Toby here again...I know I am just starting my first swap but is there any way I can do the card swap as well... I am ALWAYS making cards and art you should just add me :-)


Toby ...Welcome to swapping and to the WWP swap!  Looks like your mom added you to the card part of the swap a couple days ago.

I am excited to see more new faces here and such a great variety of paths. 

Oh and 2 Aussies!  That couldn't have worked out any better.

I have already started my Ostara cards and can't wait to finish them up.   I am like a giddy little school girl ...lol!

Bright blessigns!
Shade:)



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 16, 2009 10:23:48 AM
Toby here again...I know I am just starting my first swap but is there any way I can do the card swap as well... I am ALWAYS making cards and art you should just add me :-)
Merry Met Toby! Welcome to the addicting world of swapping LoL!! :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on January 16, 2009 10:28:21 AM
Lunakitten!! that poem is awesome!!!!

Also, warm welcome Toby!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 16, 2009 10:49:12 AM
Thank you soo much Shadeweaver and LunaKitten, I am Proud ta be here...and yes i am aware of how addicting swaps can be lol...
Questions about the Ostara cards...
I have great poems ta put in them but do need ta leave them blank other than that so whom ever I swap with can use them for their own personal messages>???
also I understand that the style of card and colour rage and deity depends on the person I am Ta swap with... but is their a questionare for it so we know roughly what ta make or is just completely up to the one makin them>??
Sorry im full of questions... but I like ta make sure people are happy with what they get
FYI Anyone who does want ta swap... I kind of go over board because I am crafty... just point me in the general idea and off I go LoL...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 16, 2009 10:51:40 AM
Thank you soo much Shadeweaver and LunaKitten, I am Proud ta be here...and yes i am aware of how addicting swaps can be lol...
Questions about the Ostara cards...
I have great poems ta put in them but do need ta leave them blank other than that so whom ever I swap with can use them for their own personal messages>???
also I understand that the style of card and colour rage and deity depends on the person I am Ta swap with... but is their a questionare for it so we know roughly what ta make or is just completely up to the one makin them>??
Sorry im full of questions... but I like ta make sure people are happy with what they get
FYI Anyone who does want ta swap... I kind of go over board because I am crafty... just point me in the general idea and off I go LoL...
Our card swaps aren't for card that you will use later, it's actually a card list that makes it so you can get a bunch of suprises in the mail :) :) So you can put what you like in them! And Saturn is our card organizer, and she did a questionaire for the last round, so I'm sure she'll get one up for us this round as well, this way you will be able to see the different peoples likes/dislikes :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 16, 2009 11:17:14 AM
I played the flute through elementary school and high school. It's in such disrepair at the moment that it sounds horrid, but I think I would like to get new pads and such on it so that I could pick it up again. I would love to learn how to play the guitar, and I LOVE sitting in drum circles. I would love to have my own drum. I'm not sure what kind, I know not the snare/rockstar type drum set, more of a hand drum. Bongo/Conga style. Maybe even one of the little hand held circular ones with the small stick type beater (I'm not sure what these are called, they always have such lovely pictures painted on them)
LunaKitten,
We have the most wonderful drum store here in Omaha Nebraska that specializes with all style The circle ones they use for drummings are called Bodrahns wich I can pick up between 30-50 dollars here....half the price anywhere else Ive found.... they also have great wooden recorders (wood flutes) those are more pricey though... also its best ta pick up a plan drum and add your own design or have someone you know and trust fashion it for you... im very particular on Energy work,,, and somethings from the stores just dont cut it...in fact sometimes make things worse when trying ta meditate using them...
also that was a great poem...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 16, 2009 12:32:15 PM
Toby here again...I know I am just starting my first swap but is there any way I can do the card swap as well... I am ALWAYS making cards and art you should just add me :-)

Merry Meet Toby! I am enjoying seeing "old" friends and the new faces! This is going to be a fun swap, I can just tell.

  I've already started researching what I want to do for my cards! wheeeeee I love new stuff. I've already got a folder on my desktop with swap ideas, patterns, web pages, etc. Now to have enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do!

Blessings to all
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 16, 2009 01:54:13 PM
I played the flute through elementary school and high school. It's in such disrepair at the moment that it sounds horrid, but I think I would like to get new pads and such on it so that I could pick it up again. I would love to learn how to play the guitar, and I LOVE sitting in drum circles. I would love to have my own drum. I'm not sure what kind, I know not the snare/rockstar type drum set, more of a hand drum. Bongo/Conga style. Maybe even one of the little hand held circular ones with the small stick type beater (I'm not sure what these are called, they always have such lovely pictures painted on them)
LunaKitten,
We have the most wonderful drum store here in Omaha Nebraska that specializes with all style The circle ones they use for drummings are called Bodrahns wich I can pick up between 30-50 dollars here....half the price anywhere else Ive found.... they also have great wooden recorders (wood flutes) those are more pricey though... also its best ta pick up a plan drum and add your own design or have someone you know and trust fashion it for you... im very particular on Energy work,,, and somethings from the stores just dont cut it...in fact sometimes make things worse when trying ta meditate using them...
also that was a great poem...
Oh I wish there was somewhere like that around here! I've only ever seen the drums in two specialty shops in the malls, both of which have gone out of business, and at the festivals that I rarely get to anymore. And they were ALOT more pricey than that! You are right, it would be much better to have one made for me, or atleast decorate it myself. That would be TOO much fun!!
I got the poem from the "Pagan Daily Devotionals" that I signed up for at www.pythorium.com. Sometimes its stuff that I already know, and sometimes I think their herb/gem excerpts are a bit vague, but you get something in your email everyday, and I LOVE the poems and haiku's and tidbits to think on :)

And YAY Solitaire!! I can't wait to see your cards, I ADORED the last ones! You inspired me to get off my butt and look online for new ideas on how to create cards :) :)

Oh, ladies and gents.... Do you know of any pretty spring flowers that will pretty much grow anywhere? ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 16, 2009 03:57:41 PM
Luna,
  Go here: http://www.burpee.com/ancillary/zonefinder.do   check for your zone and then match the zone to the flowers and plants on their site.  I hope this helps out some.   Oh, and I've got a few card ideas buzzing around in my head .. just gotta get them outta there and on paper.  ;D

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 16, 2009 04:08:03 PM
Hi checking in. Merry Meet Toby - it's nice to get to know new people. Sounds like the group is going to be wonderfully diverse and interesting.

It's sooo cold here. I need some Spring and some positive news.

Will try my hand at some crafting this weekend. I think I'm going to stay up and work while it's quiet.

green grassy tulip breezes to you all
wind...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BattleMaidenStudio on January 16, 2009 05:34:11 PM
Hi everyone! I joined the other day and am just getting around to posting here.

I've got a very open "All gods are human's attempts to understand the divine by putting God in suits we can comprehend - so all gods are aspects of the same God, but none capture him entirely" point of view about it all. I also imagine God sitting where ever he may reside shaking his head at all of the things people say and do "for" him instead of just living the beautiful lives we were gifted with. So, as you may imagine, I'm very spiritual, but not terribly religious (it's kinda hard to choose one path to follow when you think they all get you to the same place...) I'm very interested in Germanic, Celtic and Norse based paganisim mostly due to my personal heritage. Hubs and I read a great deal on religion, paganisim, and the occult.

Looking forward to the group, and getting to craft something special for someone else!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 16, 2009 05:48:05 PM
I like to collect:leopard print ;)

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a:  I am a very free spirited person and I think I have a little aspect of all creatures inside me!  Well, except birds...I have like a crazy phobia of them.  I freak out if one is even near me!

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a:  I don't know....what do you guys think?!?

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel:  sad...I LOVE color!

My favorite words of wisdom are: Always be yourself

I really wish someone would make me a:  really anything to do with divination.  I love divination, I don't do too much spell work, but I do A LOT of Tarot Card spreads and I'm normally pretty accurate

I can't stand the color/pattern: light pastels, dark colors.  I really like bright, bold colors

I want to learn how to (make): crochet/knit

I am never without a: camera :)

My favorite time of year/holiday is: winter and spring (I have wicked allergies, though so if it wasn't for those, I would love spring more-but winter is the only time I can feel like I don't have to live in a plastic bubble ;))

Even tho I'm solitary/eclectic I really don't care for: intolerant people or religions.  Any person/religion that thinks their path is the only path drives me crazy!

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people):
my camera
any D.H. Lawrence book :) I love him
moisturizer (what?!  I have EXTREMELY dry/sensitive skin...if I didn't have it I'd be all itchy and whatnot ;))

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island:
I would take Devin (my fiance/bf/SO/whatever you want to call him :)) and I would smuggle my baby with me ;)

My fav food is:
A tie between Mashed potatoes and sushi

I absolutely totally can not stand:
intolerant people and angry/stressed out people.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 16, 2009 06:40:07 PM
ok - everyone gets a brief glimpse into my life now - Toby - I got a message you want me to call you about the card swap, but I can't find a phone - so soon as I figure out where the girls hid them all, I will call, if the batteries aren't all dead...  >:(  :-[   :'(  arg

glad to see the new group members are adding thier voices to the rumble -

...I've got a very open "All gods are human's attempts to understand the divine by putting God in suits we can comprehend - so all gods are aspects of the same God, but none capture him entirely" point of view about it all. I also imagine God sitting where ever he may reside shaking his head at all of the things people say and do "for" him instead of just living the beautiful lives we were gifted with....

love this BattleMaidenStudio! thank you for sharing!

LunaKitten - that site from Solitaire is awesome! use it to choose my bulbs! but keep in mind that you need to consider which ones the wildlife might want to chow on too... I had some gorgeous red flowers one afternoon - next day the rabbits had eaten them, bulb and all

who added the question about playing an instrument? that was a keen notion!

I don't play one, but wish I could. I used to dream I could play the flute, so would have loved to learn that, but the closest I came was a harmonica which I did not play at all well. So - my musical instrument is my voice which is incredibly rusty and only sounds good with other singers and loud music to drown me out, LOL! Or maybe that triangle thing.    ::)

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 16, 2009 06:56:12 PM
Hello again lovely ladies (and gentleman). Just sent in my survey, looking forward to this swap again  :D

I like to collect:feather bird figures, mushroom, seed pods, teapots, glass bottles....

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: a female rat. Curious, nesting, collector, and loves to explore. Used to have many rats as pets and we have similar personalities.

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: probably a squirrel for the sheer crazy factor.

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel: trapped and claustrophobic.

My favorite words of wisdom are: "Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft are written by men." --Good Omens  :D
 
I really wish someone would make me a: Small cabinet to hold some of my herbs.... I'm running out of space. Haha. Or pie. I like pie.  :D

I can't stand the color/pattern: Pink, polka dot, white, or just pastels. I can get down on pastels if they're tea dyed and antique looking.

I want to learn how to (make): crochet. Or knit better. I can make hats and scarves, das it.

I am never without a: Moleskin sketchbook and pens. My travel sewing kit. And my medication.

My favorite time of year/holiday is:Fall. When it's cool outside, not 12 degrees like it is right now.... I love Samhain, but I think we all do :)

Even tho I'm (a folk magic witch) I really don't care for:The assumption that because I'm not Wiccan that I harm people. It's bogus and hypocritical.

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people):My computer, internet, and paint. I'd paint trees, play on the internet, and eat coconuts.

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island:John, my best friend. 
My fav food is:Rare steak. Or salmon. Man now I'm hungry.

I absolutely totally can not stand:halitosis. Or preachy people.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 16, 2009 07:14:55 PM
I never responded to the instrument question: clarinet, bassoon and guitar.  I'd need a big refresher on the first two, and a smaller one on guitar, unless you wanted me to play classical guitar, then i'd need a big review.  and a nail clippers and a hand massage.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 16, 2009 07:19:49 PM
Ronda-I have a phone if you want to use it.  you should catch a flight to California...Devin is making dinner so if you get here in like 15-20 minutes, you can get some chicken, pasta, and spinach ;)

Robot-I had to think what halitosis was!  If you're my partner, I'm sending you a value pack of tic tacs and altoids!!  *hee hee*

Oh yeah, I never answered the instrument question either.  I don't play any whatsoever!  I always wanted to learn how to play the drums, but the music teacher in elementary school said I was too small for the drums and girls don't play them anyways.  (Yeah, I know.  I grew up in a small hick town :))  The closest to playing an instrument is playing that 5 note song on Close encounters of the third kind. ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 16, 2009 07:22:11 PM
Oh my goodness!!  I completely spaced!  Merry Meet to all the new people coming into the swap!   :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 16, 2009 07:34:07 PM
[email protected] the value pack of tic tacs and altoids!! Fabulous answer ... as for the musical instruments .. I don't play any at all .. my brain is too crowded with sewing, knitting and crocheting to have room for playing an instrument.  :D

Welcome to all the new members !! We're happy you found us.
Blessings

Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 16, 2009 07:36:11 PM
Ronda-I have a phone if you want to use it.  you should catch a flight to California...Devin is making dinner so if you get here in like 15-20 minutes, you can get some chicken, pasta, and spinach ;)

Robot-I had to think what halitosis was!  If you're my partner, I'm sending you a value pack of tic tacs and altoids!!  *hee hee*

Oh yeah, I never answered the instrument question either.  I don't play any whatsoever!  I always wanted to learn how to play the drums, but the music teacher in elementary school said I was too small for the drums and girls don't play them anyways.  (Yeah, I know.  I grew up in a small hick town :))  The closest to playing an instrument is playing that 5 note song on Close encounters of the third kind. ;)

BTStars- HAHAHAA <3  ;D I personally don't have this problem, despite being a smoker. I make veeeery sure of that.

Agreed, welcome to all the new people!

Instrument question? Musta missed that... Well, I used to play piano but not anymore. I played the viola for several years and really want to get back into it. I played the guitar for something like 8 years and own two, an acoustic and an electric. I also own a bass guitar that I never play and intend to sell. I own an ocarina, bamboo flute, and pan pipes, and occasionally play around on them as well. So I think I have the instrument thing covered....


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 16, 2009 07:43:37 PM
BTStars - thanks for the invite, and the food sounds fab, but I found the phone in a daughters hand, so got that taken care of!

I don't know where the musical instrument question came from, but I should go find the list of questions and add it... how many pages back was that? LOL!

I have a couple people to get added to the list - will go take care of that now  ;D

Ronda
bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BattleMaidenStudio on January 16, 2009 07:46:49 PM
Extra Questions:

I like to collect: Books! Hubs and I have SO MANY BOOKS. I love fantasy/sci fi/ old horror books, will buy anything I can find written by Lovecraft, and any and all occult books that we can find make a home on our bookshelves. I dream one day of a house with a dedicated library. It will happen. I also collect tea pots.

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: Raven. Dark, forboding, drive men mad with incessent nagging... HA! But really, I love shiny things. I also identify with the symbolisim of the Raven as an observer of men, and a symbol of the crone, as my life over the past few years has been a cycle of death of old ways and the rebirth of a happier, more mature woman :)

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: Squirrel. Usually that's followed with a joke about nuts...

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel: compelled to paint EVERYTHING.

My favourite words of wisdom are: Just because you are argumentative does not mean you have a valid argument.

I really wish someone would make me a: beautiful handbound book! I want one so bad!

I can't stand the colour/pattern: pink, bright yellow

I want to learn how to (make): handbound books. Would love it so much

I am never without a: baby on my hip, giant bag on my shoulder, book in arm's reach.

My favourite time of year/holiday is: Fall! I love when the steamy Texas weather just begins to take a turn for the cooler, and the wonderful smell in the air. I love watching the leaves change color, and Halloween is the best holiday in ever.

Even tho I'm (open to people of all religions) I really don't care for: people who use their religion as an excuse to hate others... and I see it in all religions, even my own :(

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): Sketch book and pencils, camera, a change of clothes  

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island: David! He would get a kick out of it.

My fav food is: Pad Kee Mao. Delicious!

I absolutely totally can not stand: a dirty house! Messy is ok, but *dirty* drives me crazy.

Do you play an instrument? Alto and Baritone Sax! I really miss the Bari, and if I ever get the chance I'll buy one again. We're a very musical family, David is a heavy metal guitarist, and Morrigan (2 year old baby) plays the Lil' Tykes keyboard and drums like a champ with chopsticks :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 16, 2009 07:49:19 PM
Robot-you can give it to other people who try to talk to you!  My brother used to do that.  Mid-sentence he would stop the person and hand them a lifesaver (his mint of choice)  Never did it to me because as a teen I practically lived on altoids ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 16, 2009 09:20:37 PM
So if I do not talk much it is because I have been busy/tired and in the coming weeks crampy. I had to take my cat to the vet yesterday for a check up, he needs gum/dental work. Tomorrow we are going to Sacramento to watch 'the wrestler' and stock up at Whole Foods.
At the end of the month the PMS monster comes to visit. I am thinking I have PMDD, after switching b/c I am still crazy! If I am not around - I might be in jail for beating up my boyfriend for looking at me wrong! ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 17, 2009 12:27:28 AM
I like to collect: Art, deity statues, rocks, anything that celestial and water realm based, I love sea shells, and noone can have enuff candles :-) yay ....and my favorite... TIGERS

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: (I beg ta differ on this question) I am a whole Jungle with the way I constantly change, I connect with ALL earth to the point i am everything and everything is me, with the ever adventurous turn of each step  ,... a new task learned and newer me still climbing higher...

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a: Mud PuPPy is what my friends here say... because Since im a water sign (YaY Pisces) I tend ta go with the flow very much but when life gets "DRY" I still find a place ta wet my feet and keep swimming haha

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel:.... STRANGLED....
Now if it was all dark I would feel free and one with the universe

My favorite words of wisdom are: Sll the magick in the universe is held in but a gran in sand....(the little things do matter!!!)

and second: Teach with a compliment

I really wish someone would make me a: deity pillow/cases... I want a Pan and Neptune. Or and altar cloth

I can't stand the color/pattern:NOTHING PINK PLS, no plaid, not dots or stripes..... I like scenery or brocade, embroidered, or even patchwork, corduroy

I want to learn how to (make): soaps, and extract essentials from plants,

I am never without a: camera, pencil, art pad

My favorite time of year/holiday is: Ostara Ta watch life come back into all the plants and  everything burst into colour, its very magickaly deep for me

Even tho I'm (insert your flavor of pagan here) I really don't care for:   a title in general... ta have a belief structure that stretches the same laws of chivalry as all other religions is mundane. Huggz ta all

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): Alto recorder, ART tub (hehe i know it's a cheat code), a bag that gives me never ending chocolate YaY.

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island: Aeryk

My fav food is: Chinese

I absolutely totally can not stand: Ignorance of any sorts

Instruments: I play a Bohdran(native drum) Alto wooden recorder, I love my rattles, and good old fashion vioce... nothing is better then chanting...
BTW anyone here make there own music/cd's  im looking for good music ta play when i self pratice


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 17, 2009 03:07:03 AM
Robot-you can give it to other people who try to talk to you!  My brother used to do that.  Mid-sentence he would stop the person and hand them a lifesaver (his mint of choice)  Never did it to me because as a teen I practically lived on altoids ;)

Hahahah!! That's hilarious!!  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on January 17, 2009 03:40:51 AM
I like to collect:
Dragons , crystal, animals lol this one can be an issuse though. ::)
The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a:
a Dragon, I feircely protect my own and loyal but piss me off and I flame grill ya
The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a:
my niece once told me I was a tiger for much the same reasons as above
If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel:sterile, in desperate need of colour

My favorite words of wisdom are:  ASSUPMTION= makes and arse out you and me , just because you can doesn't mean you should

I really wish someone would make me a:a new body this one needs a trade in

I can't stand the color/pattern:poka dots or stripes, yellows, red, oranges or neon

I want to learn how to (make):me more peaceful and less intense

I am never without a: a smart comeback or failing that a good book, erotic fiction is the choice of the moment

My favorite time of year/holiday is:
jan 26th Australia cause it's MY birthday
Even tho I'm a spiritualist I really don't care for: people who need to bew better than everyone else, and hypocrisy

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people):
a pen and paper,my dog( i suppose he counts as a person) and  camera and coke hehehe yes I am addicted lol
Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island:my dog hubby can watch the kids lol

My fav food is: savoury stuff ,lamb roast

I absolutely totally can not stand:stupid people, people with no manners especailly those older people who think they don't have to say excuse me and please and thank you to kids......grrr don't even get me started on those ones


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 17, 2009 06:33:32 AM
BT I love the tic tac thing - there's a gentleman in our town who owns a small business - very religious and pillar of sort - his halitosis would knock your feet off at 20 paces - always wished I had the nerve to give him an Altoids. 2 principals ago was paranoid about it and chewed gum like crazy - always switching for flavor.

I like wintergreen lifesavers - learned in college that if you go to a very dark place and put one between your teeth - they give off green sparks -Sparking? I may be too old here - it was a way to get a guy or girl in a dark car alone and then you get real close to see the sparks - do I have to say more? -

Then there was submarine races at the beach - I always liked this one - I think the beach is really romantic anyway - Seems that guys have lost the art of cute get you alone so I can kiss you stuff. I like romance so this appealed to me.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 17, 2009 07:14:59 AM
Hahaha. The sparking thing really does work. You have to get the room dark and get close to a mirror to see it. Freaked me right out when i was little :) As for halitosis, eEEEEEEEEWWW. LOL. One of the old bosses I had had it BAD, and he LOVED to talk right in your face. Finally one day my coworker looked at him and said "You own a general store, here is the gum and mint section, please do something about the dead dog breath." I was shocked, but couldn't help but laugh.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 17, 2009 12:56:20 PM
Hahaha. The sparking thing really does work. You have to get the room dark and get close to a mirror to see it. Freaked me right out when i was little :) As for halitosis, eEEEEEEEEWWW. LOL. One of the old bosses I had had it BAD, and he LOVED to talk right in your face. Finally one day my coworker looked at him and said "You own a general store, here is the gum and mint section, please do something about the dead dog breath." I was shocked, but couldn't help but laugh.


Bahahahahahahahahaha *falls over laughing hysterically* I had an aunt like that ... she'd get right in your face to fuss at you and it smelled as though she'd been eating doggy poo. Was the nastiest thing I'd ever smelled. I think I was about 8 years old when I asked her if the dog had messed in the house, cause I could smell it. They didn't have a dog!! She turned so red and my mom started laughing. I was so glad when my uncle divorced her!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 17, 2009 03:38:00 PM
Hahaha. The sparking thing really does work. You have to get the room dark and get close to a mirror to see it. Freaked me right out when i was little :) As for halitosis, eEEEEEEEEWWW. LOL. One of the old bosses I had had it BAD, and he LOVED to talk right in your face. Finally one day my coworker looked at him and said "You own a general store, here is the gum and mint section, please do something about the dead dog breath." I was shocked, but couldn't help but laugh.


Bahahahahahahahahaha *falls over laughing hysterically* I had an aunt like that ... she'd get right in your face to fuss at you and it smelled as though she'd been eating doggy poo. Was the nastiest thing I'd ever smelled. I think I was about 8 years old when I asked her if the dog had messed in the house, cause I could smell it. They didn't have a dog!! She turned so red and my mom started laughing. I was so glad when my uncle divorced her!

HAHAHAHAHA! You have to love being a kid and being able to tell it how it is!! :) :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 17, 2009 03:55:28 PM
Ever remember the rule of three, what ye send out comes back to thee

That includes bad breath!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 17, 2009 04:36:47 PM
Ever remember the rule of three, what ye send out comes back to thee

That includes bad breath!

LOL!!  Wow, after that, I think I'm going to need to be some altoids for myself!!  That way the good breath would come back to me threefold!!

I have to try the wintergreen lifesaver thing!  I love those, though-I should get a small pack or I will eat them all day every day!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 17, 2009 05:56:35 PM
hehehe - wonder if that has anything to do with how popular the altered altoid tin swap is  ::) 

I too remember "sparking" and "submarine races" - though we only had to drive about 2 minutes to be in the country   ::) 

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 17, 2009 06:23:47 PM
Yeah, I never did anything crazy like that in high school.  I did have makeout contests in Junior High, though.  I mean, really, how do you win a makeout contest??  I think it was just a ploy on the boy's part ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 17, 2009 07:06:42 PM
The who;e idea behind "sparking" and "submarine races" is that the girl already knew but it was cutesy. It's terribly sweet when they're that young and trying that hard to get a kiss. In a way it's certainly better than the oafs who grope. There was this "greaser" in high school who had a thing for me - and I was so not in his league. No one who was anyone went out with a wall leaner. One afternoon as we were going out the main doors to the bus, he slid up along side and put his arm around me - I elbowed him in the nose while shrieking "get your greasy hands off me." Needless to say he never bothered me again and the teacher behind us said he got what he deserved. A few years later, my sister had her ass grabbed by a guy and she kicked him in the junk - laid him out cold in the hallway. Rumor was you should leave the girls from that household alone - they were mean! lol Thankfully it didn't put off all the guys. It took me two years to get the chance to go sparking with this absolute dreamy guy - it was so worth the wait! He was a freshman in college and I was a senior - oh yeah - that kiss was one for the books. My first love -still as sweet all these years later. lol


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 17, 2009 10:54:11 PM
Awwww that was so sweet!  In high school, I had super low self esteem, so I went out with anyone who asked me.  I thought it was flattering to be liked, and I confused that with liking them back.  Lets put it like this, I have 14 ex-boyfriends.  I have only dated 3 boys that I actually liked ;)  I know, it's sad, but it was high school for me :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 18, 2009 06:36:18 AM
I think the best lesson I learned from high school is that all that drama doesn't mean doodly. All those preppy/cheerleader types are so not important. If only we could realize what we would grow up to be we wouldn't be so hurt by those years. I went to 1 and only 1 reunion - 15 yrs - I knew then that everything I had worried about was silly - I was comfortable with who I was - looks, talent, family background, everything. I went home knowing I would never again have to worry about what anyone thought. It was worth the astronomical amount of money it cost to go to my reunion. Now I don't bother. The few friends I kept like me for me. My personal favorite was the jock who had gone completely bald and had a beer belly the size of a cauldron. I had to leave the room to laugh! Karma - what a wonderful thing!

Love ya BT
wind...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on January 18, 2009 09:11:45 AM
I was a bit of a loaner goth girl in the conservative Catholic high school I attended. I had a several friends in my freshmen and sophomore year that really turned out to be (Goddess help me) pieces of sh!t! So I mostly hung out with my guy friends after all that was said and done. Guy friends are awesome  ;D ;D ;D  Plus I got to hear what guys REALLY thought about the girls I used to hang out with. Teehee!

I can't wait to go to my reunion. I went from a shy and sickly goth hacker to a business owner and belly dancer---lol


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 18, 2009 12:01:06 PM
Yeah, I was a goth chick in high school too.  I went to public school so I was able to wear the dog collars and spikes and all that good stuff :)  People who know me now don't believe it because I wear lots of bright colors now!  I was friends with guys in high school as well.  However, a couple years after high school I found out that they had made a bet on who would sleep with me first and apparently there was a winner :(  Funny, because I never slept with my friends.  Oh well, those people are jerks and I have moved on.  However, I all of a sudden turned really shy and I don't have many friends, really.  Some friends at work, but we don't hang out.  Then there are you guys :) 

I think I will do what Windoverireland did as far as high school reunions.  I am going to go to my 15 year and then that's it!  I am curious to see what happened to some of them.  (The majority of my friends from high school fall into 3 categories: druggies, have gone to jail, and are still living at home)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 18, 2009 12:45:57 PM
Ha.  In high school, I was the shy little wallflower that no one noticed. I was picked on UNTIL one of the football players, who was also a bully, decided to try and shake me down for money at my locker. Now, mind you, my locker was located about 6 feet from the asst. principal's office. Said bully grabbed my arm, demanded money, and when I reached into my locker, instead of money, I grabbed my Gov't book and smashed him in the face with it. I broke his nose! He let me go and went to the Asst. Principal, who told him, "I'd have hit you too. You're suspended!" My parents were and still are strict Southern Baptists, so I wasn't allowed to date in high school. So, I had to sneak around in order to date. Told the family I was going to a bonfire for homecoming... yeah, I went, but snuck off into the woods with the guy I liked at the time.  ;D
  I don't plan on going to any of my reunions, since they are all in VA and I'm in WA ... finances just scream NO, and besides, I have no desire to see any of those people ever again.
  BT, I understand, I was shy in high school, then joined the local cast of Rocky Horror, I was Columbia. Had a great time with that for several years. Then married the wrong guy, divorced him after a year of hell, married again and had one child, he cheated .. blah blah blah. Married again, REALLY WRONG guy, but had 3 beautiful kids with him. Abuse, mental and physical. Divorced and a loner all over again, except for you guys ... I love ya'll!

Sorry for the book, once I started typing .. it just wouldn't stop until I made it stop.

Blessings and love
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 18, 2009 01:04:42 PM
Hey just let it out - you're carrying a lot of baggage and it's bound to eat at you and make you wonder. 1 abusive marriage was enough and after 12 years I went my way - the odd part was it took another 5-10 to realize that I was OK and I hadn't done anything to deserve the bad marriage and that it was OK to call it quits - something I don't like to do. I took my vows way more serious than my partner did.
I remarried after 3 years, had another child and have been at this marriage 17 years. It isn't perfect, but I'm better. I speak my mind, live my life, do what I think is right. I raise the kids and work - a sanity keeper. Never doubt that you're on the right path. Marriage and relationships are hard - be safe - love your kids - and kick anyone in the junk who says you're not doing it right - and then sweetly say thank you and be on your way. I find it works very well.

Love to you all - thank the Goddess for spell checker as I can't see the words.

Blessed Be
wind...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 18, 2009 02:03:58 PM
I was never really one thing or the other in high school.  I was in drama, but not one of the star actors or set builders or anything.  No sports.  I was smart, but not on the honor roll.  My ten year reunion is not for another 2 years and I doubt I'll even go.  Didn't really like people in high school, kept in touch with almost no one and that's it.  May sound cold, but I had a much better time in college.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on January 18, 2009 03:30:03 PM
I find it funny because I was bullied big time in high school, beaten up almost daily and blamed for most things that happened wether or not I did them.
when I was 16 some serious stuff happened away from school, which was very bad but it made me feel like shit but also made me realise those girls at school were so not worth the effort I put into ignoring them.

Today I am a much stronger person for everything I went through as a kid and I wouldn't change what happened, even the really bad shit, because I won't be the person I am today otherwise.

BUT I found it funny because  few years ago some of the girls that used to pick on me contacted me through school friends asking me to forgive them for being so horrid to them, my reply was that they had to forgive themselves and I have nothing to do with that because in truth I didn't even remember who they were. I did run into 1 girl when I moved back to the area a few years back, she spun me her life story about who bad she was doing because her partner had commited suicide, and then asked me why I was overly sorry for her, my reply was to say " well my dad killed himself when I was 17 so I know what it feels like and honestly you are not the one I feel sorry for it is him that felt he needed to do that to get away from it all as there was obviously some serious mental issuse there."


these days I have to tell my 15 yr old daughter that friends don't treat you that way and once you leave school you probably won't have anything to do with any of them anyway......


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 18, 2009 05:08:48 PM
Bless you Tanza - you survived something horrible and are raising a child using what you've learned and been through - how fortunate for your child. I teach in a small rural high school and I see so many kids trying to find their nitch. We have a bit of everything just in smaller numbers. I remind myself that I once too didn't fit in so well and try to make my students feel safe and welcome at least in my room.  I run clubs and work as a sponsor for activities that give the outsiders and in. I actually think they should outlaw high school it traumatizes so many. I agree, college is way better!

I was lucky, I had brains and most of my teachers liked me


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 18, 2009 05:45:42 PM
For me, Middle School was the worst, changing schools, religion, thinking about sexuality, being the fat girl who couldn't afford nice clothes . ..  the same people who tormented me day in and day out in middle school left me alone in high school.  In HS, people pretty much left me alone, I had friends, sort of.  Mostly, I didn't stand out in a good or bad way; as one kid in a class of over 500, it was easy to be just fine in the middle.

I got some cool fabric and paper at joanns yesterday, and tomorrow i'm going to michael's to check out some beads and yarn.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 18, 2009 06:00:16 PM
LoL Highschool. EW. I did the goth the more towards the end of my senior year, then exploded into it full fledged in college. Mostly thru highschool, I was... well I guess you could describe me as the female Kurt Cobain. LOL. Not pretty. I did baggy jeans, tshirts with long sleeve thermals underneath, or a flannel over top.... baggy cords.... yah. The weird thing is that I would top it all off with glitter eyeshadow I had my group of friends that put up with my oddness, even though none of them did the same, but other then that I was an outsider. Its hard to be like that, have good grades and be in band and chorus and expect to have a slam packed social calender. Didn't help that I played video games and RPG's and such. Weird thing was that the kids that were the gamers never really talked to me, they all just looked at me like I had sprouted antenna... I guess they never had a girl talk to them HA.  I got called alot of names and such, but I only cried to Mom at home, at school I was just queen bitch ;) I look back and shake my head. . HA. Senior year I started to realize that perhaps I was female... We moved to VA, and after half a semester at a very very preppy school were I was told to take my Yankee ass back where it belonged, I moved to the little hick school that my Mom taught at. And it was WONDERFUL. Great group of friends, first official steady boyfriend, ahhh first love.. good good times. College the first time... school sucked, friends were great. Went of the freak meter so to speak. Found the loving world of rainbow hair and piercings. College the second time, art school. Some of the best years of my life. Never had to pretend to be anything other than what I was, and had a bunch of people love me for it. Still some of my bestest friends in the world. Sucks that we live so far apart. So, I have good friends but I am still a loner LOL. People here... well... people here basically suck. Very close minded. But I have my family and a few friends here and there. And I have the jock from Highschool that thought I was a freak, but apparently was just a freak himself in disguise. His family never let him express himself. His mother says I've ruined him LOL. I saw him in a bar after I got back for the summer from art school. I had very short pink and purple checkered hair. He said it was the coolest thing he had ever seen.... and we've been together ever since. HAHA. People that knew us in Highschool still stare at us. WoW I went off on a tangent. I would go to my reunions... but I don't really have to, the people I like I still talk to. The rest of them... eh I know now that I don't have to prove anything to anyone except myself. And that they were probably miserable, and thats why they were mean to others. If only we could go back and tell our younger selves that tho. It wouldve saved alot of angst.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 18, 2009 06:42:37 PM
Um I don't know if i really want ta talk about school LoL... Ronda might freak ....nono she knew how devious I was...
I was the ODD kid out...and literally OUT.... one of 3 gay people in the whole school system...I was in band and in chorus and did every art/shop/food class I was the person that befriended everyone but no one wanted ta be seen with because of who i was... so in turn by Jr. year I befriended one person from every different social group and formed a group of our own... I tell ya Now that was some FUN!!! the diversity was Goddess sent and not ta mention.... We ended up being the most popular group in the school by the end of my senior year... well when we were in school that is... *Right Ronda*
but Each and Everyone person had their very own outrageous identity raging from extreme goth ta preppy, and then there was me.... MR RAINBOWS... and everything glittered... altho one teacher hated the fact I painted glitter on me everydae.... My art teacher who taught me how ta make the chim-chi's she said i was crying out for attention to much and i had a beautiful complexion and why ruin it>? I simply told her...."your an art teacher....what you do on your canvas is your world of perception but my body is my canvas and Ill see fit ta do what I will but thank you for your concern" I still wonder if Ronda ever gotten a call from her lol...
But I shall go back to my 10 year reunion... only because I lost 175 lbs and have my life in order for the most part.... not ta mention i just want ta make there jaws drop and have fun and walk away knowing they wish they knew me now lol... either way I still talk to Everyone that was in our circle in high school... so there's no reason for a reunion... i just want ta show off


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 18, 2009 06:43:19 PM
I think it's a requirement to be miserable in high school.  It just isn't high school otherwise.

Not to mean to change the subject (jeez, I do that a lot ;)) BUT!!!  I am very proud of my sweetie (the big burly one, not the cute little one).  He did his first project post on Craftster today :)  For those that were in the last swap, I think you will remember my....umm...gentle persuasion when trying to get him to sign up for an account.  So!  I couldn't help BUT boast about him in this round as well (even though he told me he can't help me with the card swap this time)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287869.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287869.0)

yay!  So proud :D



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 18, 2009 06:49:35 PM
Um I don't know if i really want ta talk about school LoL... Ronda might freak ....nono she knew how devious I was...
I was the ODD kid out...and literally OUT.... one of 3 gay people in the whole school system...I was in band and in chorus and did every art/shop/food class I was the person that befriended everyone but no one wanted ta be seen with because of who i was... so in turn by Jr. year I befriended one person from every different social group and formed a group of our own... I tell ya Now that was some FUN!!! the diversity was Goddess sent and not ta mention.... We ended up being the most popular group in the school by the end of my senior year... well when we were in school that is... *Right Ronda*
but Each and Everyone person had their very own outrageous identity raging from extreme goth ta preppy, and then there was me.... MR RAINBOWS... and everything glittered... altho one teacher hated the fact I painted glitter on me everydae.... My art teacher who taught me how ta make the chim-chi's she said i was crying out for attention to much and i had a beautiful complexion and why ruin it>? I simply told her...."your an art teacher....what you do on your canvas is your world of perception but my body is my canvas and Ill see fit ta do what I will but thank you for your concern" I still wonder if Ronda ever gotten a call from her lol...
But I shall go back to my 10 year reunion... only because I lost 175 lbs and have my life in order for the most part.... not ta mention i just want ta make there jaws drop and have fun and walk away knowing they wish they knew me now lol... either way I still talk to Everyone that was in our circle in high school... so there's no reason for a reunion... i just want ta show off


If I could only lose the baby weight, I would so go back just to show off too!! 

When I was in high school, I wrote a lot of poems.  My friend read one of the poems and gave it to our english teacher because she was worried about me.  (Apparently it was dark and depressing so I must be suicidal...which at the time I wasn't)  The teacher pulled me aside and asked me about it, but I told her it was just a moment's feeling and I expressed it through poetry-that's all.  I have tons of poems about happy rainbows and puppies.  She didn't believe me and called my mom and dad who in turn took my computer away and tried to sign me up with a counselor.  Teachers can be silly sometimes ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 18, 2009 07:00:18 PM
Um I don't know if i really want ta talk about school LoL... Ronda might freak ....nono she knew how devious I was...
I was the ODD kid out...and literally OUT.... one of 3 gay people in the whole school system...I was in band and in chorus and did every art/shop/food class I was the person that befriended everyone but no one wanted ta be seen with because of who i was... so in turn by Jr. year I befriended one person from every different social group and formed a group of our own... I tell ya Now that was some FUN!!! the diversity was Goddess sent and not ta mention.... We ended up being the most popular group in the school by the end of my senior year... well when we were in school that is... *Right Ronda*
but Each and Everyone person had their very own outrageous identity raging from extreme goth ta preppy, and then there was me.... MR RAINBOWS... and everything glittered... altho one teacher hated the fact I painted glitter on me everydae.... My art teacher who taught me how ta make the chim-chi's she said i was crying out for attention to much and i had a beautiful complexion and why ruin it>? I simply told her...."your an art teacher....what you do on your canvas is your world of perception but my body is my canvas and Ill see fit ta do what I will but thank you for your concern" I still wonder if Ronda ever gotten a call from her lol...
But I shall go back to my 10 year reunion... only because I lost 175 lbs and have my life in order for the most part.... not ta mention i just want ta make there jaws drop and have fun and walk away knowing they wish they knew me now lol... either way I still talk to Everyone that was in our circle in high school... so there's no reason for a reunion... i just want ta show off


If I could only lose the baby weight, I would so go back just to show off too!! 

When I was in high school, I wrote a lot of poems.  My friend read one of the poems and gave it to our English teacher because she was worried about me.  (Apparently it was dark and depressing so I must be suicidal...which at the time I wasn't)  The teacher pulled me aside and asked me about it, but I told her it was just a moment's feeling and I expressed it through poetry-that's all.  I have tons of poems about happy rainbows and puppies.  She didn't believe me and called my mom and dad who in turn took my computer away and tried to sign me up with a counselor.  Teachers can be silly sometimes ;)
indeed... In english class in 10th grade my teacher made us pair up and write a play ta act out in front of the class.... well NOONE wanted ta be my partner because it was me... so i wrote the whole thing my darn self.... a play about kids writting a play.... I packed all my poetry at the time inside of it... Well she was dumbfounded ta find out it was my personal poetry and took me ta her office with the others ta read them aloud... she pointed out that i write in dynamic contaminator ... just a regular shakespear I guess lol. and didnt make me share with the class because I had very personal poems about myself in the project... so we agrred for me ta take a c+ and that she would give me extra crdeit ta do ta make up my grade... it was more poetry easy done for me lol... considering Gibran was my favorite writter at the time...thanks again Ronda you always know when and what ta gift me


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 18, 2009 08:20:09 PM
mr rainbows, hee hee . . . I was known as "the gay freshman" well into my sophmore year by the other oddballs in the gay/straight alliance.  i left the club once it became too large and popular, but I don't remember anyone ever making fun of me for being gay.  College was actually slightly more hostile toward homosexuality than my high school was.  In a way, I've always been "out," but I don't announce it.  My (bi)sexuality is just a part of who I am, like my skin or hair.  Altho the hair changes frequently, and I'm a pale white girl almost all year round :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BattleMaidenStudio on January 18, 2009 08:39:19 PM
LunaKitten, lol, everything that you posted up there ^ was my high school and college life nearly to a T. How funny.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 18, 2009 08:51:02 PM
mr rainbows, hee hee . . . I was known as "the gay freshman" well into my sophmore year by the other oddballs in the gay/straight alliance.  i left the club once it became too large and popular, but I don't remember anyone ever making fun of me for being gay.  College was actually slightly more hostile toward homosexuality than my high school was.  In a way, I've always been "out," but I don't announce it.  My (bi)sexuality is just a part of who I am, like my skin or hair.  Altho the hair changes frequently, and I'm a pale white girl almost all year round :)

*hee hee* I was in the Gay Straight Alliance at my school and I was teased for being straight...only as a joke though :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 19, 2009 02:53:47 AM
I am feeling my age...   ::)  and I am writing a novel...   ::)

when I was in high school - which was LONG ago. I am again skipping my class reunion - 30 year reunion was last year. I haven't been to any and have no urge to go! I don't care what they think of me and if I went it would be to let them feel better about themselves by giving them a chance to apologize for thier behavior and I don't care about that either!

I was ostracized and picked on by the other students from grade school on. My ONLY friends were a girl whose family was almost as poor as mine, and the teachers. I hung out in the office and teachers lounge a lot, as I think I mesmerized them with my ability to speak and act as an adult even when surrounded by the mediocrity of the others in my same age cohort - hint as to why I was ostracized? I corrected the teachers in front of the class when they made mistakes while lecturing or on tests, and they told me I was right. Plus, I had to keep my books in the office because all the lockers were so high over my head that anyone standing behind me could get my combination, and my books kept getting stolen.  :-\  for six years.  :P I never took anything but a lot of library books home with me and had all my work done by the end of a class. I was so far ahead in every class that it looked like I wasn't working - and it was way too easy, so in a way I wasn't.

it wasn't until I got out of high school and figured out that acting stupid would get me guys, that I even had a date. though there was one guy that asked me out - captain of the wrestling team, senior when I was in 7th grade, big time hero of the masses, full boat ride to college on a wrestling scholarship, and his mom was our substitute teacher (yeah, we usually only had the one) - my dad would have shot him for asking me, so I ran off like a scared rabbit without explaining that to him and no one asked me out again except that one long haired artsy, goth, drugged out flower child type guy that no one else would talk to - just in passing in the hall before he dropped out

why didn't anyone else talk to him? I went to a small school in the almost country in Iowa, where everyone was in all the sports if they were in one, and anyone that did music played in the marching band, the school band, and also was in chorus and the plays and musicals and drama and art classes, and the most popular guy in school was in all of them and had a 4.0 in the maths and sciences. There were rifles in the back windows of the pick ups in the parking lot during hunting season, and it was not unusual for someone to have a deer or pheasants in the truck bed that they had shot on the way to school. No tolerance policy didn't exist back then, not where I lived!

my friend the flower child was a serious minority of one in the whole of the middle and high school (which were in the same building) and he dropped out, moved to LA and got into music production... 

He showed up several years later, after my first divorce, on a motorcycle, still with long hair and hip hugging bell bottoms, and asked me out again, which was an interesting but short walk down memory lane  ::) 

I too had my writing called into question (surprised?) - I wrote a story called "God, I'll Be Seeing You, Soon" for a creative writing assignment in Adv Comp - which I gather was a bit too well done as it got me pulled into the teachers lounge for an intervention by all my favorite people  :-\  meaning ALL the teachers and the principal and secretary  ::)  even though I wasn't the least bit sick and I didn't have cancer, which is what everyone thought.  :-\  I have no idea who was running the school during that 20 minutes, but it wasn't the adults.  :-[   my folks didn't have a phone so they couldn't call them, and they thought they should take me to a doctor - man, did I have to talk fast to get out of that mess!

Mr Rainbows - yeah,  ;)  I knew a lot of what you were up to, LOL! Maybe not all the details, but enought to know you were handling it OK - including that you were generally flunking almost everything until the last couple of weeks of the semester when you finally turned everything in all at once and did some extra credit to get that C average that could have been an A average if you had turned things in on time!!!   ;)  I knew you were ready for Gibran when I gave him to you! there were a couple of rocky years in there, but you pulled it together and did good!   :D   

although, in my opinion, Mr Rainbow should have been Mr Glitter, LOL! I think there is still glitter in my bathroom!  the art teacher never called,  ;)  but the music teacher wanted me to tell him to put his make up on before school and to stop giving the girls make up tips during her first period class!  :P   hehehe

college for me was not a "change of pace" the way it was for some of you - I got that after I graduated and started roaming around doing silly things none of you have likely thought to do - or would want to do - and some that everyone has likely done or will do, LOL! I was NOT going to be a virgin forever and was on a mission to correct that issue for a while there, though I was still next thing to a virgin when I married my first husband (one other guy is not much experience)

after my first divorce I went in search of myself, making it to both coasts and both the national borders in less than a years time on that quest! I really settled into that darn "dumb chick" facade for a long time there.

But college was a coming of age of sorts - I started when I was in my late 20's and found that I was able to converse with other people who were interested in hearing what I had to say and who wanted to spend time with me because they liked my thinking and my skills and my experience and my ability to see patterns in the classwork - my study groups always did better on tests, so many people wanted to spend time with me for my brain, which was new and interesting and helped me to find my "voice" as a person

sure I still had friends amongst the teachers, but I also had adult friends that were in classes with me! we could talk! and there was no expectation of anything other than shared learning - which was a new thing for me all the way around.

I miss that so much! I could have gone to college the rest of my life and been happy, I think...

Though, in a way I think I have found that and more here. Especially in this group of people as I have also found that this is somewhere that I can speak freely about my belief system without consequence. can you imagine what a psych prof would have thought of me telling them I believe in reincarnation because I remember past lives? - shudder to think!  ;D

thank you all and hugs to everyone and Brightest of Blessings Now and Always!

Ronda


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 19, 2009 05:16:39 AM
I posted a note on the angel board to see if anyone else in the UK would be interested in signing up for this swap as Phildude would rather not ship internationally. If anyone from the UK has been lurking, or if anyone knows of someone that is in the UK and would fit well with this swap, consider sending me an entry please.

thanks tons!

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 19, 2009 07:54:57 AM
Hello all!!  I sent in my entry Friday and tried to fill this out but was pleasently surprised and let off work early!  I'm pretty new to Crafster and this is my first swap!!  I'm ssooooo excited to be able to do this with ya'll!  I'm also fairly new to the Pagan world, so I'll probably be filled with questions for ya.  I'm from what we like to call Soga Nofla (South Georgia/North Florida)... right in the middle of the Bible Belt and don't have many resources other than the internet and books so just bear with me.

And just a heads up - I can't get internet waaaay out where I live (well, I can get dial up but I refuse to pay good money for that) so weekends and nights I probably won't be able to give a quick response and I may be a day or so slow on posting pictures, but it WILL get done!

I like to collect: Petrified wood from the rivers around here, tribel masks (we have a whole wall full), sun and moon *anything*, plants and just about anything on clearence Michaels or Hobby Lobby!

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: A flower - I thrive in the sun and try to brighten your day!   ;)

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a:  According to the hubby, a dog.  He says me and our dog act just alike

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel:  Nauseated!!!!!!

My favorite words of wisdom are:   Today is the Tomorrow we worried about Yesterday, and all is well.
 
I really wish someone would make me a:   Crochet djembe bag!

I can't stand the color/pattern:  I like most any color, but Orange just doesn't do it for me.

I want to learn how to (make): Crochet!!!  I can make a mile long line, but never picked up on how to loop it back over (my mom was trying to teach me how to make a blanket)

I am never without a:  Camera and a rum drink   ;D

My favorite time of year/holiday is:  SPRING!!!!!  I cannot stand being cold and the summers here get too hot at times!

Even tho I'm (eclectic) I really don't care for: People who hear the word Pagan and automatically think you're a bad person and won't even listen to a thing you have to say about it.

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people): My camera, djembe, and a never ending supply of cashews

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island:  The hubby.... or Warren Haynes and his guitar!!  Man I love that guy!!!

My fav food is: Ham, potato, cheese casserole (it's a Southern thing!)

I absolutely totally can not stand: People who refuse to get out of their comfort zone even for a minute


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BattleMaidenStudio on January 19, 2009 09:15:48 AM
Haha, I've been struck by inspiration today, and now I'm chomping at the bit to see who my partner is so I can take off! I've started drawing diagrams... making measurements... gathering materials... I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 19, 2009 10:32:57 AM
Welcome, Jenna_Gayle!

I'm sure any of us would love to answer any questions you may have about anything, Pagan or otherwise. The benefit of having all our brains to pick through is that many of us follow different paths but usually end up at the same place.  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 19, 2009 10:52:59 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome  ;D

I saw earlier today one someone's post here www.pythorium.com and am just getting around to look at it.  It seems I should find a good bit of info there so maybe I won't drive ya'll crazy with questions!!!  Although, as much as I may read there, it never beats good 'ole conversation!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 19, 2009 11:20:40 AM
I am going to probably post partners in the morning tomorrow unless everything falls into place like it is supposed to - which never happens when you desperately want it to!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 19, 2009 11:27:36 AM
Sweet!!!! My mind has been going 90 miles an hour thinking of things to make!!  I have to keep telling myself to wait to see who I got!  Wait, Jenna..... wait.....


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 19, 2009 11:37:48 AM
Welcome Jenna Gayle! As Robot said .. feel free to pick away at our brains, the diversity of answers is a refreshing change from not having anyone to talk with. I grew up in Virginia, in the Hampton Roads area, so I know all about the Bible Belt. I am a former Sunday School teacher, who's daddy is a Deacon in a Southern Baptist Church. I always felt they weren't telling us the entire story, and just telling us what they wanted us to know. I used to frustrate the pastor when he would give his Creationism sermons. I used to ask him how Creationism was possible, since there is PROOF of Evolution. hehehe .. I annoyed that man to no end.

  Mr. Rainbows, you'd have been my best friend in high school! We could have swapped make up tips and such. It would have been a blast. Ronda, I adore you! You had the bell bottomed hippie, I had the long haired Rocker boy that my parents refused to let me see, hence the sneaking out! I'm so glad high school is 25 years into my past! There are times I still have nightmares about being in high school. Nasty nightmares.

  Time for me to get ready for the day ... Cheyenne is going off with her Big Sister in a few hours. Hi ho, hi ho it's off to clean the house (again) I go!

Love and blessings all around
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 19, 2009 11:49:25 AM
Welcome Jenna Gayle! As Robot said .. feel free to pick away at our brains, the diversity of answers is a refreshing change from not having anyone to talk with. I grew up in Virginia, in the Hampton Roads area, so I know all about the Bible Belt. I am a former Sunday School teacher, who's daddy is a Deacon in a Southern Baptist Church. I always felt they weren't telling us the entire story, and just telling us what they wanted us to know. I used to frustrate the pastor when he would give his Creationism sermons. I used to ask him how Creationism was possible, since there is PROOF of Evolution. hehehe .. I annoyed that man to no end.

  Mr. Rainbows, you'd have been my best friend in high school! We could have swapped make up tips and such. It would have been a blast. Ronda, I adore you! You had the bell bottomed hippie, I had the long haired Rocker boy that my parents refused to let me see, hence the sneaking out! I'm so glad high school is 25 years into my past! There are times I still have nightmares about being in high school. Nasty nightmares.

  Time for me to get ready for the day ... Cheyenne is going off with her Big Sister in a few hours. Hi ho, hi ho it's off to clean the house (again) I go!

Love and blessings all around
Lisa

I went to summer school all the time when I was a kid and I "asked too many questions" :P  The teacher had us color this worksheet and at the end you would fold it and it was a camera.  When you looked through the viewfinder, there was a picture of jesus.  I told the teacher that i just didn't get it.  By this time in the day, the teacher just told me to keep coloring and let the other kids work.  The next week, I wasn't allowed back in sunday school.  Isn't that weird?

Eh, I probably should also clean my house.  But!  I can't-the baby is sleeping on me even though I should be getting ready to go to the local indian casino with my parents and Devin.  Wish me luck everyone!!  Hopefully I come home with more than $50.  we kinda need the money right now :(



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 19, 2009 11:51:15 AM
Welcome Jenna!!!  When I first started out with paganism, I practically bought every single book by Scott Cunningham!!  I still use his books as a reference!  Very useful :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 19, 2009 12:51:59 PM
Mr. Cunningham was the first in my collection!!  I have a few of those and 'Paganism: An Introduction to Earth Centered Religion'.  I haven't finished that book just yet.... me and the hubby rotate it off and both of us always have a long list of 'to-dos' so the reading gets pushed aside  :-\


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 19, 2009 12:54:09 PM
Oh, I also had Llewellyn's Witches Date Book for last year to help remind myself of special days.  I really liked all the info in it.... I need to go to BAM today and get the new years!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: kstaron on January 19, 2009 03:56:42 PM
welcome Jenna, We were all noobs once, remember there is no such thing as a stupid question, only ones that everyone else is wondering but doesn't ask.  :)

I think I was just oblivious in high school. I knew who I was very early on, though I didn't come to paganism till my late twenties since when I was growing up everyone was protestant, except grandmas, they were catholic.  I was quiet enough and not hip enough to even know what goth was till my college years (yes I used hip and goth in the same sentence)  that I was just the invisible kid that the teachers liked cause I did my work and the kids ignored cause I'd rather write than talk. I have never bothered to go to a reunion.  The very few people I keep in touch with are the only ones I care to see again.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 19, 2009 04:08:55 PM
welcome Jenna, We were all noobs once, remember there is no such thing as a stupid question, only ones that everyone else is wondering but doesn't ask.  :)

I think I was just oblivious in high school. I knew who I was very early on, though I didn't come to paganism till my late twenties since when I was growing up everyone was protestant, except grandmas, they were catholic.  I was quiet enough and not hip enough to even know what goth was till my college years (yes I used hip and goth in the same sentence)  that I was just the invisible kid that the teachers liked cause I did my work and the kids ignored cause I'd rather write than talk. I have never bothered to go to a reunion.  The very few people I keep in touch with are the only ones I care to see again.

Hahahaha, noobs. *goes back to playing Left 4 Dead with noobs*

I used to attend Greek Orthodox Church with my father as a kid. I loved all the gold and the incense and the glorious paintings. It was more like theatre than a religious experience to me. Then my mother had me baptized and confirmed Catholic despite me not wanting to. I attended Catholic school for 7th and 8th grade and hated every minute. I too was one of those kids who "talked too much" but luckily had a really great Religion teacher who was willing to answer anything I threw at her, whether it was Catholic related or otherwise. I always wondered why they called it "Religion" class if they only taught us about Catholicism. Ahh well, I know better now  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on January 19, 2009 04:28:15 PM
Hi Everybody!  Tammy here ... I have been eyeing up this swap since I joined up with Craftster and finally get to participate!  Signed up on Saturday and have been trying to catch up on the posts since then (Work is so disruptive to life) ... what a wonderfully, eclectic group of thinkers.  I love deep thinkers!


I like to collect:  Trinkets and "things" - Random silly crap ... stuffed animals (ones that make noise and sing are extra special), books (I buy more than I actually read).  I am very random and collect anything that makes me happy.  I am going to be the old lady with the house full of junk, never parting with anything.

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a:  A Bee - busy, busy, always busy!  Flitting from one project to the next, minding my own business, happily buzzing along.  I won't bother you if you don't bother me ... but step on me and you will feel the sting.

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that my friends think best represents me and my personality would be a:  Hmmm ... don't know for sure.  Something strong and resilient - they think more highly of me than they should!

If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel:  naked.  I really like to have my "stuff" around me!

My favorite words of wisdom are:  "Don't get even ... get better!" and "This too shall pass." (It really will!) 

I really wish someone would make me a: a painting of Cerridwen.  I cannot paint to save my soul and I admire anyone who can.  I am crafty, but not an artist.

I can't stand the color/pattern:  Everything has it's place and time, can't think of ones I don't like - although I personally avoid neons (but I don't actually hate them being the 80's babe that I am)

I want to learn how to (make):  KNIT!!

I am never without a: cup of coffee ... or chai tea when I'm feeling a little too caffeinated!

My favorite time of year/holiday is:  The Yule season.  I prefer fall and Samhain on the East Coast, but here in AZ it's difficult to get into because it's still so hot at that time of year (The leaves are falling off my one tree right now ... January!)

Even tho I'm (Celtic trained, eclectic, kitchen witch) I really don't care for:  I'm with Tina - I could never do nudity - very much a prude!

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people):  a knife, matches and my They Might Be Giants "Flood" CD ...

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island: The Dalai Lama

My fav food is: currently it's mandarin oranges.  A couple months ago it was Beefaroni!

I absolutely totally can not stand: people with malicious intent.  Some people are stupid - I can handle them, but I hate intentional evilness.  I also hate when other people underestimate my intelligence.

Do you play an instrument?  I have played a violin, a flute, a guitar, a piano and bells in the marching band.  I currently can only play the piano and not so good ... (I still own bells too!)

So excited to be joining this swap - can't wait to get started!






Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 19, 2009 05:20:08 PM
Merry Met Jenna, and phnxreign! Glad to have both of you with us! :)

Quote from: phnxreign99
Even tho I'm (Celtic trained, eclectic, kitchen witch) I really don't care for:  I'm with Tina - I could never do nudity - very much a prude![/quote

You know.... I don't mind practicing in the nude.... But I'm a solitary practioner, so I guess my opinion on nudity is alot different then someone's opinion from a coven hahahah


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: tvelez on January 19, 2009 05:24:04 PM
yay we get partners tomorrow!!

Welcome Tammy & Jenna! So glad to have you here!

Jenna- i'm a newbie too, so now worries :)

Tammy- YAY! So glad to see you again! :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 19, 2009 06:26:25 PM
I know!! I am so excited!  I can't wait to see who I get. 

*looks at RobotArsonist* if I get you, I am still sending you altoids or tic tacs that you can give to stinky people...you have not gotten out of it ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on January 19, 2009 06:32:56 PM
Hope you don't think I'm stalking you, Tina ... we seem to be ending up in the same places!  (Great minds think alike?!)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: tvelez on January 19, 2009 07:13:16 PM
Hope you don't think I'm stalking you, Tina ... we seem to be ending up in the same places!  (Great minds think alike?!)

aww shucks and here i thought i was special lmao!!

No i agree, great minds think alike lol :)



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 19, 2009 08:10:34 PM
Hee hee, Ronda and I always end up in the same swaps--usually she's organizing and I just play along :)  She's my craftster mom, btw.  And her real kids are following suit!  Someday Ronda and I will be partners in a swap, I'll just have to sew her something, chuck it in the washer, the dryer and straight into the mail as to try and get as little pet hair on it as possible--though, with a dog in the house, a horse at the barn and a barn cat who loves to sit on my head, pet hair is sometimes unavoidable.

It's crazy, I went to the barn and came back to a whole new look on craftster.  weird!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 19, 2009 08:19:02 PM
Oh my goodness-me too.  I was browsing through the quilt area and clicked next and all of a sudden it was all new.  At first I did not like it-I have problems excepting change-but I like it now....sort of.  I didn't see what was wrong with the other layout.  Take a deep breath, Michelle!  It is ok, just except the change and move on.

*sigh* ok!  I have officially moved on and I like the new layout ;)

YAY!  Tomorrow partners are assigned!  Tomorrow, I am going to start my cards and finish up the January bday swap I am in.  Everything will be cleared up and waiting for this swap to start!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 19, 2009 09:47:49 PM
Busy week for me - we are going to be in SF for the Totoro art exhibit and I am going to check out Botanica Yoruba for inspiration, stock up on my oils. Then my boyfriend is shooting a music video this weekend and I will be helping.

I can't wait to see who my partner is! :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 19, 2009 10:14:59 PM
first off - I don't practice naked because it would scare people...  ::) 

second off - I am posting partners here and will get them into the first second post of the thread so everyone can find them and will start getting information sent out to partners ASAP!  ;)

Everyone is in my group since there aren't that many and I felt silly sending Shade 4 partners....  but Shade is still co-organizer so if you are in desperate need of info and I am MIA or something (which normally you would know ahead of time) she is your go to gal! Thanks Shade for helping out!

Card swap info will be finished up with in a few days - so anyone that didn't sign up for the card swap still can, and if you did and want out let me know now!

I hope everyone is happy with thier partners!!

RondaS < -- > tvelez
Shadeweaver < -- > crosswind
Saturn < -- > hardyswanton01
Windoverireland < -- > phnxreign99
Feywalker < -- > kstaron
BattleMaidenStudio < -- > missmuffcake
robotarsonist < -- > Jenna_Gayle
BTStars  < -- > Solitaire
LunaKitten < -- > Toby82
little green dragonfly < -- > Tanza
Phildude < -- > edel


happy stalking, hunting, er, um, enjoying of each others company!

Ronda
Brightest of Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 19, 2009 11:56:07 PM
Wheeeee!!!! So flippin' excited!  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 20, 2009 12:12:30 AM
*Waves at BtStars*  Hiya toots .. it's you and me this time runs off to stalk you good!

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 20, 2009 12:49:50 AM
the good thing about sending partners out in the middle of the night is that almost everyone is sleeping and can't scream at me for whatever errors I make  ::) 

except for edel and Phildude,

you should all have your partner information now - if for some reason I managed to mess up and not send you the right post (like sending you your own information which I have been known to do) let me know ASAP!

I want to thank edel for stepping in to partner with Phildude!  - and will get you two your info as soon as I hear back from you with your questionnaire!

have fun!

Ronda
Brightest of Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 20, 2009 03:08:10 AM
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Hee hee, Ronda and I always end up in the same swaps--usually she's organizing and I just play along :)  She's my craftster mom, btw.  And her real kids are following suit!  Someday Ronda and I will be partners in a swap, I'll just have to sew her something, chuck it in the washer, the dryer and straight into the mail as to try and get as little pet hair on it as possible--though, with a dog in the house, a horse at the barn and a barn cat who loves to sit on my head, pet hair is sometimes unavoidable.

hi there extra child, LOL! actually - prey animals like dogs and cats don't bother me, but I am allergic to horse dander  :P  which is sad as I love horses tons! someday we will be partners, though I am not sure what you want me to make you, LOL!   ;) 

maybe we will have to do the next IYP! It is the only time I let myself pick veteran swappers in the USA for my own partners, LOL, and I do every round with 2 partners! Or we might end up in another swap together sometime - you never know, LOL!

You think a bit on that IYP...

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It's crazy, I went to the barn and came back to a whole new look on craftster.  weird!

it is weird looking - I am having a hard time adjusting to everything being on the opposite side of the screen...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on January 20, 2009 06:05:40 AM
Oh my gosh.  I was away from the computer for four days and now there's too many pages to read before my plane (have a class for work in Atlanta).  Just wanted to drop a line in case I don't get a chance before next Monday.  I can't wait to read the posts.  I'm so very excited.

Blessings,
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: tvelez on January 20, 2009 06:37:06 AM
YAY! HIYA Rhonda! :)

it is weird looking - I am having a hard time adjusting to everything being on the opposite side of the screen...

i feel the same way, plus our pm's aren't listed either, so we don't know if we got one unless we check our email or go to our inbox...

Its taking some getting used to... but it loads faster at least. :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 20, 2009 06:53:37 AM
They actually do have the PM's on the page... you just have to look real hard to find it!  At the very top middle of the page, just under the Help/About/Contact/ect in very small lettering!  I do wish they would make the buttons at the bottom of posts a little darker... I could barely see the 'Reply' button  :(


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: tvelez on January 20, 2009 07:10:05 AM
OHH i see now!! Thanks Jenna!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 20, 2009 07:19:57 AM
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hi there extra child, LOL! actually - prey animals like dogs and cats don't bother me, but I am allergic to horse dander  :P  which is sad as I love horses tons! someday we will be partners, though I am not sure what you want me to make you, LOL!   ;) 

maybe we will have to do the next IYP! It is the only time I let myself pick veteran swappers in the USA for my own partners, LOL, and I do every round with 2 partners! Or we might end up in another swap together sometime - you never know, LOL!

You think a bit on that IYP...
I will have to pay more attention to those IYPs, everytime I notice one seems like everyone else is snapped up!  Not too much risk of horse dander on my projects, I think, though I still have arena dirt in my nose this morning, so stranger things could happen.    I could just send you some pics of my pretty pony!  And you do jewelry, yeah?  I love sparklies :)  hee hee what girl doesn't?

Okay, I'll stop hogging the board.  But hi to my kick butt (dance) partner Saturn!  I hope I can make the cool stuff she's looking for.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 20, 2009 07:56:37 AM
Ah, you are very welcome!  And I noticed this time the reply button is in black not white.  Maybe they heard me  ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 20, 2009 08:11:19 AM
Ahhh been 2 daes for me.... Crafting fool right now...yay gem stones necklaces
I See we have two more new people YAY...Merry Met Jenna, and phnxreign! Welcome to the wonderful world of WWP. and wish you all the luck/fun/creativity...btw Jenna ask ask and ask away....this is why we have this thread for us all ta have a comfortable place ta be who we are and find out more than we ever thought...so please shoot out the questions.
 WOOOHOOOO my first swap information is out.. HIYAS LunaKitten I hope your Ready LoL I am a bit ova the top with...well everything LoL.. cant wait ta start...
and hahaha Ronda it should have been glitter boi....but it was always rainbow so thats what I was called....
and for everyone else I hope you have a fun time and safe swapping this is exciting Huggz ta all
Beata Sint
Toby82


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 20, 2009 08:51:03 AM
Busy week for me - we are going to be in SF for the Totoro art exhibit and I am going to check out Botanica Yoruba for inspiration, stock up on my oils. Then my boyfriend is shooting a music video this weekend and I will be helping.

I can't wait to see who my partner is! :)
THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!!!! I love Hayao Miyazaki films! He is an AH.MAY.ZING. talent!! Mom and I just watched Howl's Moving Castle and Totoro yesterday (for the four hundred and second time hahaha) Hope you have lots of fun!!! :)


Ahhh been 2 daes for me.... Crafting fool right now...yay gem stones necklaces
I See we have two more new people YAY...Merry Met Jenna, and phnxreign! Welcome to the wonderful world of WWP. and wish you all the luck/fun/creativity...btw Jenna ask ask and ask away....this is why we have this thread for us all ta have a comfortable place ta be who we are and find out more than we ever thought...so please shoot out the questions.
 WOOOHOOOO my first swap information is out.. HIYAS LunaKitten I hope your Ready LoL I am a bit ova the top with...well everything LoL.. cant wait ta start...
and hahaha Ronda it should have been glitter boi....but it was always rainbow so thats what I was called....
and for everyone else I hope you have a fun time and safe swapping this is exciting Huggz ta all
Beata Sint
Toby82

HI!!!! YAY! I'm excited to have you as a partner, and fear not about being over the top, I love it :) :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BattleMaidenStudio on January 20, 2009 08:59:35 AM
YAY! *Begins stalking MissMuffCakes*


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 20, 2009 09:58:35 AM
*Waves at BtStars*  Hiya toots .. it's you and me this time runs off to stalk you good!

Blessings
Lisa

I am sorry, but you can't do that!! I came in here just to stalk you! 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 20, 2009 10:46:00 AM
*Waves at BtStars*  Hiya toots .. it's you and me this time runs off to stalk you good!

Blessings
Lisa

I am sorry, but you can't do that!! I came in here just to stalk you! 

Bahahahahahaha stalk away miss, since I've already begun stalking you *smirks*  Time to break out the notebook and make lots of notes and lists and such. I'll be sending you a pm later on this afternoon. Right now, I'm off to see my shrink and take my son to meet his new shrink. Oh and BT, honey, you are most likely going to be my guinea pig, as I just learned to knit! Hopefully, I'll be able to do what I have in mind and not screw it up tooooooooo badly.  :o :D

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BattleMaidenStudio on January 20, 2009 10:55:47 AM
*Waves at BtStars*  Hiya toots .. it's you and me this time runs off to stalk you good!

Blessings
Lisa

I am sorry, but you can't do that!! I came in here just to stalk you! 

Bahahahahahaha stalk away miss, since I've already begun stalking you *smirks*  Time to break out the notebook and make lots of notes and lists and such. I'll be sending you a pm later on this afternoon. Right now, I'm off to see my shrink and take my son to meet his new shrink. Oh and BT, honey, you are most likely going to be my guinea pig, as I just learned to knit! Hopefully, I'll be able to do what I have in mind and not screw it up tooooooooo badly.  :o :D

Blessings
Lisa

If you're stalking each other, won't you just be creeping in a circle? :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 20, 2009 12:29:12 PM
If you're stalking each other, won't you just be creeping in a circle? :P

ROFLMAO!

I burst out laughing about this just as hubby walked in from work, LOL! he was all "hullo... you ok?" LOL!

I will have to pay more attention to those IYPs, everytime I notice one seems like everyone else is snapped up!  Not too much risk of horse dander on my projects, I think, though I still have arena dirt in my nose this morning, so stranger things could happen.    I could just send you some pics of my pretty pony!  And you do jewelry, yeah?  I love sparklies :)  hee hee what girl doesn't?

see - it will work, LOL! cig smoke, soaps and detergents, florals - those more of an issue as long as you aren't making me something to wear - PM me if you are interested and didn't already, and I will send you my allergy list    :-[  and you can let me know if you can work around them   :-\ 

the next IYP starts in March - but I usually line my partners up early, so if you want me, let me know now - last 3 rounds I have been snapped up a month before sign ups started...

I guess I dance pretty well or something, LOL!

hey - did you all notice there is a photo by the thread? I put a photo I took in the first post and it showed up in the block beside the thread - cool huh? Only took me 4 hours to figure out there were photos on there...

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 20, 2009 02:10:29 PM
THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!!!! I love Hayao Miyazaki films! He is an AH.MAY.ZING. talent!! Mom and I just watched Howl's Moving Castle and Totoro yesterday (for the four hundred and second time hahaha) Hope you have lots of fun!!! :)

I even have a Totoro tattoo!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 20, 2009 02:17:35 PM
THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!!!! I love Hayao Miyazaki films! He is an AH.MAY.ZING. talent!! Mom and I just watched Howl's Moving Castle and Totoro yesterday (for the four hundred and second time hahaha) Hope you have lots of fun!!! :)

I even have a Totoro tattoo!

Oh that is SO cool! I want to get one of Nausicaa, I'm just not sure what yet. I was thinking of of the watercolors he did. I want to get those art books. Have you watched the new one? Ponyo on the cliff? I don't think it's dubbed yet. I haven't gotten the time to sit down and watch the whole thing thru, but what I saw was awesome, and my Mom said it rocked.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 20, 2009 02:49:03 PM
*Waves at BtStars*  Hiya toots .. it's you and me this time runs off to stalk you good!

Blessings
Lisa

I am sorry, but you can't do that!! I came in here just to stalk you! 

Bahahahahahaha stalk away miss, since I've already begun stalking you *smirks*  Time to break out the notebook and make lots of notes and lists and such. I'll be sending you a pm later on this afternoon. Right now, I'm off to see my shrink and take my son to meet his new shrink. Oh and BT, honey, you are most likely going to be my guinea pig, as I just learned to knit! Hopefully, I'll be able to do what I have in mind and not screw it up tooooooooo badly.  :o :D

Blessings
Lisa

It's fine!  I like being a guinea pig!  I am trying to teach myself how to knit as well.  Not working so much.  I have yet to knit a swatch without it looking all wonky.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 20, 2009 02:50:10 PM
If you're stalking each other, won't you just be creeping in a circle? :P

It's a good thing I like circles!!  Solitaire I can do circles allllll day :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 20, 2009 05:34:19 PM

Oh that is SO cool! I want to get one of Nausicaa, I'm just not sure what yet. I was thinking of of the watercolors he did. I want to get those art books. Have you watched the new one? Ponyo on the cliff? I don't think it's dubbed yet. I haven't gotten the time to sit down and watch the whole thing thru, but what I saw was awesome, and my Mom said it rocked.

I have not seen it yet, I will look out for it. As for tattoos I want my leg in a Totoro theme, next up CatBus!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 20, 2009 05:50:31 PM

Oh that is SO cool! I want to get one of Nausicaa, I'm just not sure what yet. I was thinking of of the watercolors he did. I want to get those art books. Have you watched the new one? Ponyo on the cliff? I don't think it's dubbed yet. I haven't gotten the time to sit down and watch the whole thing thru, but what I saw was awesome, and my Mom said it rocked.

I have not seen it yet, I will look out for it. As for tattoos I want my leg in a Totoro theme, next up CatBus!
I Just love Totoro and the cat bus is great....but i loved the lil dust bunnies hahaha they were so soft and fluffy yay.... but my favorite scene would be totoro in the tree with the umbrella.... or jumping over the garden ta help the seeds grow... BTW it's great ta know others who know of Totoro


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 20, 2009 06:39:05 PM


I Just love Totoro and the cat bus is great....but i loved the lil dust bunnies hahaha they were so soft and fluffy yay.... but my favorite scene would be totoro in the tree with the umbrella.... or jumping over the garden ta help the seeds grow... BTW it's great ta know others who know of Totoro

I like the soot spites and they will be mixed in as well, the artist that started this piece is $160 an hour - which I do not always have $ for. I have Totoro in a tree so I can add all the characters peeking out from the tree. I do not plan on adding the human characters, I just like the creatures!

I hope this is OK, and if not i will remove the images. My Totoro love, tattoo, me and CatBus (you can see some of my collection in the back ground) and a Lego totoro my boyfriend made me.




To keep this on topic - look at the last pic - I have a wicca for one book! :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 20, 2009 07:15:33 PM
You also have sex101 :P 

I have a rolling stones tattoo-I should post a pic....mmmmmmm.....later maybe :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 20, 2009 07:17:23 PM
Aww tattoo sharing time!! I wanna play too! But no... must stay on topic.....

Anyone else notice the lack of acorns this past season? I usually keep a good stock of them for various things (charms and spells and such), and it was near impossible to gather any good ones or acorns bigger than a lima bean. Strange, huh....

Whew. Ok. Better  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 20, 2009 08:29:02 PM
I have one tattoo that is specifically wiccan--its a tree with the triquetra (celtic knot representing the maiden, mother and crone) and it says in elvish "my body, my like." or at least I hope it does, I'm not a Tolkien scholar or anything.

I also have 4 faeries and an angel, and some runes, so while not specifically pagan, they relate.  My Chinese kanji and ohm symbol are not pagan at all, but hey, i'm eclectic!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BattleMaidenStudio on January 20, 2009 08:33:58 PM
Lol, all I saw there was BROBEE!!! My 2 year old absolutely LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba. That probably has nothing to do with the fact that Mom absolutely loves it too :P

Okay... back to work crafting your big goodie :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 20, 2009 09:02:53 PM
Lol, all I saw there was BROBEE!!! My 2 year old absolutely LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba. That probably has nothing to do with the fact that Mom absolutely loves it too :P



I want to get a Brobee tattoo one day. I collect toys and anything odd and cute is a love of mine. I have YGG on my Ipod!

I am stalking you, trying to get some decent ideas. I need to PM you. I should craft but I had to take a pain pill and crafting and pain pills don't always mix!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 20, 2009 10:16:10 PM
Okokok you convinced me.
 

I have one solely nature related tattoo on my inner ankle of a bradford pear branch.

I also have a firefly squid on my arm that represents the fragility of life. It was supposed to be finished but I've put it off.

And a couple others  ;D

Wanted to get the star on the inside of an apple done somewhere. Maybe the back of my neck. Or the center of my shoulder blades. UGH!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 20, 2009 11:21:35 PM
My next tattoo has nothing to do with wicca, but I want to get a pink chinese takeout box with a pineapple and underneath have it say: "Kayleigh Marie Licon" (I craved chow mien and pineapple like crazy while I was preggers)  The tattoo after that is going to be pagan related.  I was thinking a pentacle with the four elements involved (if that make any sense whatsoever!!)  I also wouldn't mind getting a Gaia tattoo.  She has been with me before I even got into the craft, and I would like a nice tribute of her (considering who she is, I don't think she'll mind me putting my daughter's tat first ;))


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 21, 2009 04:45:41 AM
ooo - love the Totoro! Can't find our copy of the tape, was going to watch it the other day...   :'( 

and I saw that you have Advanced Sex as well as Sex 101 - I think I still have a Human Sexuality book around here somewhere that the kids kept snitching off the bookshelf - though that was why it was on the bookshelf in the first place   ;D

who says tattoos are off topic?

tattoos are an expression of your inner self out there for the world to see, and while I don't have one it is only because I am allergic to so many stupid things I would likely end up allergic to tattoo inks too - plus I don't need the pain, got enough of that already!

so anything that lets you express yourself so thoroughly is likely an expression of something that is important enough to you that it is a window into your inner self - which is an expression of you - which is a part of what following The Path is all about!

and Totoro ain't a bad window to your soul!

...Wanted to get the star on the inside of an apple done somewhere....
I love that idea!

I don't mind if you all put pics of all your tats in for us to see (I enjoy them too!) but for the sake of anyone that has dial up or slow loading computer issues, please switch them to links or to clickables if you can- just upload them into the Craftster photo hosting instead of photobucket or whatever and copy/paste the thumbnail instead of the full size image!

that should keep the mods happy and still let us see the pretties!

thanks!

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on January 21, 2009 07:29:14 AM
I have a very simple and tiny sun, moon and Capricorn glyph on my wrist, where I can cover it with a watch if I wanted to, since they weren't quite as popular back in the 80's as they are now.  There have been times I've had to cover it at work with a bandaid because of the "no exposed tattoos" rule ... most people don't even notice it though, it's that small.  And my most spiritual tattoo - a very large (read "Too big and not quite so pretty!") tattoo on my back with my four kids names - my greatest gifts from the Goddess!  What I really want is an Oriental Phoenix on my shoulder - I've seen a beautiful one online, but I want to make sure I have an excellent artist to put it there.  And me and my best friend got matching forget-me-nots on our ankles ...

Now that I think about it, it's time for a new tattoo ...  :) !


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 21, 2009 07:50:59 AM
Oh I just adore the catbus and the soot sprites! I have a tribal that I designed after what I thought smoke out of a genie bottle looked like, with a red garnet in the center. It's in the small of my back, and boy is that hard to take a picture of yourself! And, it needs DESPERATLEY to be filled. I got it almost 10 years ago, so it's got some spots that aren't looking its greatest. I do have this one above my ankle. I got it about two years ago. I got pregnant not long after I got it, so watch for fertility signs as tattoos LOL :)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212570)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 21, 2009 08:12:00 AM
LunaKitten - I have always liked that particular representation of what I consider a form of the Goddess

BTStars - in some interpretations the pentacle is a representation of the five elements of water, earth, wind, fire and spirit with each point representing one of each of these - the original alchemy symbols can be found with a google search for alchemy, and one of the elements you are looking for

Ronda
Blessings!





Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 21, 2009 12:27:23 PM
LunaKitten - I have always liked that particular representation of what I consider a form of the Goddess

BTStars - in some interpretations the pentacle is a representation of the five elements of water, earth, wind, fire and spirit with each point representing one of each of these - the original alchemy symbols can be found with a google search for alchemy, and one of the elements you are looking for

Ronda
Blessings!





Thanks!  I will look that up.  I am trying to plan all of them up :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 21, 2009 01:44:22 PM
When I was younger I always said I was going to get a tattoo as soon as I turned 18.  I'm 25 and still haven't grown the balls to go do it!!  I've had something picked out for a while now and my husband keeps bugging me to go ahead and do it (he's addicted!).  Maybe when I'm 28.....   ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 21, 2009 01:47:37 PM
Ans speaking of Birthdays.... what's everyone's sign?  I'm a Pisces... and so his the hubby which makes for some really fun times!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 21, 2009 01:54:24 PM
Ans speaking of Birthdays.... what's everyone's sign?  I'm a Pisces... and so his the hubby which makes for some really fun times!!!

ooooooh I'll bet that is interesting!  I'm a Scorpio, and older than dirt!! Hopefully, I will be getting my first tattoo sometime in April! I've been scouring the internet for the PERFECT design and I think I've finally found the phoenix that I want tattooed on my leg. Phoenixes hold special meaning for me, rising from the ashes and all.
 

Blessings all
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 21, 2009 02:10:15 PM
I'm an Aquarius, my birthday is tomorrow! I'm almost 26, got my first tattoo at 18 and have gotten 10 total.  I want more, but they're very expensive.  My artist rules but he costs a pretty penny.  A skin condition prevents me from getting my arms tattooed, and a fear of dismemberment (by my folks) has limited the number I have gotten thus far.  Also, I'm broke!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 21, 2009 02:13:54 PM
One of my tattoos .. Though it is not really pagan ...it is very symbolic to me... This is on my right thigh  ... yes the entire thigh from the hip to the knee

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212646)
This represents the four living generations of women in my family.  I got it when my Grandmother was diagnosed with cancer and only given 3 months to live ... it is now 2 years later and she is still with us.  We know our time with her here is limited and every day is borrowed time.  Anyway ... the orchid represents me, the elephant represents my Mother, the butterflies are my daughter and Quan Yin represents my Grandmother (who is Buddhist)  The entire thing represents the strength and beauty and the love, wisdom and compassion, of the woman in my family ...past and present (and maybe someday ..the future)

Bright Blessings!
Shade:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 21, 2009 02:17:09 PM
Oh ... I hear you about the cost of tattoos ... if I didn't personally know someone who worked at the tattoo shop I went to ...I would never have gotten one this large.  But now I don't think I would go to any other studio (even though she is not permanently working there now) ... thought there are a couple artists at UA that I really like and would trust.

Blessinsg!
Shade :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 21, 2009 07:01:19 PM
OOOO Shade! It's beautiful, and even more so with the meaning behind it.

I'm a Taurus, thru and thru lol. And happy birthday hardyswanton! Hope it's a good one!!

I'm in desperate need to get the tattoo I have in my lower back filled, I got it ten years ago this April. And I would love to get a few more..... but I hear yall on the pricey part. My lovie got his first tattoo when I got my goddess. He got his on his forearm. It's Boba Fett's bantha skull from Star Wars. LoL we're such geeks. He can't wait to get started on his next idea, he wants sleeves.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 21, 2009 07:12:13 PM
OK catch up time - I love the tats - the Totoro is awesome. I so love Mayasaki movies!! I own them all - my prize collection along with every episode and all 4 movies of InuYasha - drool on Chibi lol

I'm a Libra - very true to my sign, indecision and all. It's really that I don't like to make decisions, not that I can't. I am the peace maker and have always been - much to the chagrin of my blood pressure

Congrats hardys on B-day Blessings of the Goddess to you for many more

Welcome Jenna and my!!! swap partner Tammy!!!
We've pm'd each other and I gave her volume 1: the early years lol - not really I wouldn't torture a new friend that way:)

I checked out that wist list and am now teaming with ideas oooooooooooo

I'm researching for my Ostara cards swap - yeah!!

Luna and I just received our sacred woods for our Beltane fire from England - I am so jazzed - the package smells incredible

I'm off to bed early - I need the rest - I've given myself a headache - although trying to read 5 pages of posts was worth it. I miss you all when I don't check in.

BT - can I join the circle thing - you know - even though I don't need to stalk you both, I could so go for some circle type activities - but I get to keep my clothes on - after 3 girls I have the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railway system across my middle rofl - I know the Goddess understands my modesty - shall I dare say I would blush :-[

Brightest Blessings to my coven... I mean crafting sisters
windoverireland

"the light of one small candle can brighten the darkest of nights."
Keep the home fires burning bright


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 21, 2009 08:02:22 PM
OooOOOoOOoOOOo Tat time...Ya...I have both of my upper sleeves done by my my Favorite artist Johnna here shop is called Liquid Courage in Omaha NE.
 i love Celestial so in the middle is my first tat i got when i was 18 sun with a crescent moon and three stars in the middle of the sun...i dont opt for colour now that I've gotten that first tat done... so i go with blk/gry scale for the rest and last year i wanted a frame around it. A Celtic Tiger w a triquetra knot for a tail  Kneeling to a cauldron of life/magick (I'm Pisces if you can't tell LoL) then on the opposite side i have a tree with the element triangles and a serpent wrapped around each other and more celestial in blk/gry scale in the middle around my original.

Right birthdae sleeve...
  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212735)

I don't have a pic of my other yet but here's the one I'm getting on april 3rd.... And cost i pay $75 an hour I just have ta wait 6-7 months ta get into the chair... i think that price is damn decent considering everywhere else i go
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=205813)
this is going ta be wrapped around my right calve
all of my tat are ritual based/healing based/ like my left upper sleeve is a ankh with a pentagram for a base and two water serpents that wrap around the the back and knot up and in the middle of the ankh I have a baby meditating in a cave of chakra stones with all the zodiac signs surrounding it all
Oh and Tattoo magick everyone....for those of you who can get tatted Johnna specializes in tattoo magick and says that if you feel constant spacey and need constant grounding because you can never focus or am a procrastinator get pentacles tatted on the inside of your feet/heel area....But BOI OOH BOI DOES  IT HURT but they are sooo cute... IM a WHO hahhaa...

Blessed Bee everyonee
Toby82


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 21, 2009 08:06:24 PM
OOOPs i got so excited about tat talk....
Luna Kitten great tat and Shade it's wonderful...I LOVE elephants my whole right leg is going ta be dragons and flying serpents and my left is gonna be all god/desse's Pan is starting my left calve haha silly lil creature eh


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 21, 2009 08:18:35 PM
Oh man drawing class was the pits today.

I am a Cancer. Passionate (I call it moody) and artistic.

This is my squid and you can sorta see my circles on my shoulder/collarbone. I have them on the other side too. Ignore the dirty mirror please  :-\


Btw, it is really friggin hard to take a picture of your own arm... just in case you were wondering about the wonky pose. Hehe.



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BattleMaidenStudio on January 21, 2009 09:01:28 PM
For some reason all of my ink ends up on paper. LOL I could share pictures of all of the places I don't have tats :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: tvelez on January 21, 2009 09:44:07 PM
wow all of your pieces are so beautiful! I have yet to get a pagan inspired piece, but i'm working on that lol

i posted my tats on the share your tattoos thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12114.msg3251212#msg3251212

I pretty much get one every year lol. My guy in NY is not too expensive(Dave with R&D tattooing), but i like his work. He has done all 6 of mine and i keep going back. He's working on a lilly for my other hip. I'm considering getting a fairy on my other shoulder blade to mirror the angel... only with a butterfly flying towards her... or a dove carrying a pentagram or goddess symbol...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 21, 2009 11:31:25 PM
BT - can I join the circle thing - you know - even though I don't need to stalk you both, I could so go for some circle type activities - but I get to keep my clothes on - after 3 girls I have the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railway system across my middle rofl - I know the Goddess understands my modesty - shall I dare say I would blush :-[

Brightest Blessings to my coven... I mean crafting sisters
windoverireland

"the light of one small candle can brighten the darkest of nights."
Keep the home fires burning bright

LOL!  Oh my goodness I still have the pregnancy stretch marks so it looks like my belly got in a fight with a bear!  It's not pretty.  So, I think I will stay clothed as well :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 21, 2009 11:37:19 PM
Everyone's tats are amazing!!  I think I am going to try and get my next one done in the next couple months. 

So, I am a Capricorn.  Yeah....I am so not a cappy!  For the longest time I couldn't figure it out!  Then, I was reading an article about astrology when I was a teenager.  So, apparantly the majority (98%...i think) of capricorns are ruled by the god Saturn.  The other 2% are ruled by Pan.  Ahhhhhh, that makes much more sense!  I am a wacky/creative/goofy person, not a typical capricorn ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 22, 2009 01:11:06 AM
I have no tats to share but you all have wonderful ones! Shade - I think yours is so spiritual and the meaning is so personal, how can that not be considered a part of your Path?

Toby's little Who Stars are so cute!

happy birthday hardyswanton01! didn't realize how close our birthdays were! LOL!

my birthday was the 21st of Jan, which makes me an Aquarius on the cusp of Capricorn, and I have Scorpio rising - I tell people I am an airhead with my feet on the ground who is frequently all wet, which is actually a pretty acurate description, LOL!

my hubby is Taurus/Gemini cusp - which actually works out ok most of the time - though he is a bit indecisive and projects it on me  :P

ok - now everyone quick go post your tats on that tat thread too! thanks for that link tvelez!

Ronda
Brightest of Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on January 22, 2009 02:18:16 AM
well now Rhonda and hardyswanton01 we are all close then my birthday is 26th jan, Australia day, they were so nice to give me a public holiday for my birthday.

Picked up some nice books from the op shop today to go in with my parcel, and a few bits n bobs to craft with too.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 22, 2009 03:37:18 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RONDA!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 22, 2009 04:21:06 AM
thank you Windoverireland!

well now Rhonda and hardyswanton01 we are all close then my birthday is 26th jan, Australia day, they were so nice to give me a public holiday for my birthday.

happy birthday to you too then Tanza, bit early, but this way I won't forget!  ;D  how fun to have a holiday for the birthday!

Ronda
Bright Blessings all!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 22, 2009 07:06:23 AM
Well, Happy Early/Late Birthday to all 3 of ya'll!!!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on January 22, 2009 08:18:49 AM
Love everyone's tats ... now I'm going to have it on my mind - need to get another!  Happy Birthday Ronda, a day late! I am very much a Capricorn - a couple things don't match up but I can agree with about 90 percent of what they say about us.  (Did you know Capricorns are the safest drivers in America?!- Who researches this stuff?!) Speaking of astrology and tats ... my boyfriend is a Gemini and although he has many of those traits he is on the cusp and acts much more like a Cancer.  So when he got a tattoo, they did an awesome job of blending the glyphs for Gemini and Cancer together.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 22, 2009 10:23:08 AM
My SO is a sagittarius and is a typical one too ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on January 22, 2009 10:33:54 AM
I'm a Sag too.  I don't fit it when it says that I prefer to not have a home but like to wander.  It is right on the stubborn.  Hubby is Aquarius (25th this month)

Happy Birthdays around!

Shade, Love your tattoo!  That's so beautiful of an idea.  (I just read thru 10 or more pages so I'm trying to remember what I I wanted to say.) I have yet to get the tat I've had drawn out for about 6 years.  Eventually.  Hubby has a dream catcher on shoulder with an arrowhead in the center.  Very nice but needs a touch up.  sure I will remember more later.

Blessings,
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 22, 2009 11:29:35 AM
Happy bday to everyone I missed. my bday is in June, I am a typical cancer!

SF was really fun yesterday despite the rain. I ate way to much vegan goodies incl. 'fish' and chips and fruity bubble tea! The Totoro exhibit was OK, not much in the way that really said Totoro! Plush the Coraline exhibit was closed and I wanted to see that to.

Swap related: I visited the botanica I shop at in SF and got some supplies and ideas. I tried a few herb stores to but kinda blanked! I am going shopping and researching today after I get back from scouting location for my boyfriends video project!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 22, 2009 12:13:05 PM
Happy late birthday Ronda!!! And Happy early one Tanza (I'm an airhead and I will forget by then lol).

Short post.... must run... the imp is acting insane today. LOL!!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 22, 2009 12:17:15 PM
ARGggGGg I tried ta call Ronda but oh well HAPPEEE BirthDae WOOO HOOO
here's ta ALL of ya HuGGZ
Toby


oh oh and Ronda if you can come up with something cool ta represent you i would get it tatted...no names tho


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 22, 2009 02:15:34 PM
Happy Birthday to you three!! Happy Birthday to you three!! Happy Birthday to Hardy, Ronda and Tanzaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!  Happy Birthday to you three!!

Blessings all
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 22, 2009 03:55:05 PM
Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!  I did go out and get my hair cut and colored today, and we're going to dinner in a little bit--to a local brew pub that gives you FREE BEER on your birthday! woot!!

in terms of this swap . . .no terms.  got some supplies, not gotten a start yet.  Have an awesome partner and a few ideas for her, but nothing underway at this time.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 22, 2009 03:55:55 PM
Here's my left arm... i designed it ALL myself...
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212988)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212987)
this is is knot work band on the back that connects the water serpents
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212990)
and here's one of my WHO star's LoL they hurt like an SOB *smiles* but worth it
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212991)

Yes HAPPEE BIRTHDAE TO YOU THREE... talk about fabulous


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 22, 2009 06:09:22 PM
Happy Tanza a bit early!! Who B-day and holiday - that kicks yeah!

I love wists!!!

Blessings to all

Toby - that star looks like it hurt - I'm such a baby when it comes to pain - I'd love a tat and even know what I'd want but don't think I could stand the pain - these are all beautiful


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on January 22, 2009 06:24:46 PM
Thanks for all the wishes, I feel so special now lol.

I love your tat's guys they rock.

My step bro is going to do my work but he lives on the other side of the country and until I can get there it has to wait, besides I know what I want but haven't found all the picture yet, been waiting for the last one to show up.
and my bro has a habit of when you ask for a certain size he goes bigger....a friend of his was wanting a small design in the middle of his back and whole up several hours later to a whole back piece, looked way awesome and it may look good on a man but I am not sure that what I want will look good that big....I am still not sold on getting it either, big move there, somethin permant, of course what I want and my 2 main animal guides and an arch angel, plus I want a rose with tribal stuff and my kids names on my ankle but then it begs the question of do I include my 2 little girls who never made it and have to explain to everyone about them.....I mean I know who they are and so do the family but they are branded on my heart .......do they need to be out there on my body to  :-\


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 23, 2009 12:01:03 AM
Toby82-your tattoos are amazing!  I don't have the courage to get anything done on my inner arm like that.  My ex-boyfriend got a tattoo of a big spider on his lower back.  The body of the spider was all black and filled in and it was centered right on that big ball of nerves in your lower back.  Tim said that his tattoo artist recommended two 1 hour sessions, but Tim sat through the entire 2 hours in one sitting.  The pain he described freaked me out!  That would be way I got my tattoo on one of the less painful parts of your body-the upper back off on the corner.  I should post a pic of it but I would have to wait for Debonium to get off work tomorrow.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 23, 2009 06:23:14 AM
thanks to all for the happiness spread everywhere!

ARGggGGg I tried ta call Ronda but oh well HAPPEEE BirthDae WOOO HOOO
oh oh and Ronda if you can come up with something cool ta represent you i would get it tatted...no names tho

is ok - I talked to my mom and H even called and talked for a while (he is doing well), and so did my aunt which surprised me no end!

so, too much phone time as it was!

as for something to represent me - you think of something - you know what I mean to you  ;D  but I really like the triple spiral... or any spiral for that matter - round is good, never ending round is better!  ;) 

yeah, that is me - never ending round  ;D

Besides, the symbology of a spiral is a good representation for me, especially a clockwise spiral which has meanings in more than one culture - many of which include the sun, various forms of water (as denotes life-giving substance in most cases), or simply the passing of time, or a search for enlightenment

and if I remember correctly - you already have a triple spirally sign incorporated in one of your tats  ::)  in a way, I am already on you and you just didn't know it  ;)

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 23, 2009 08:09:55 AM
Toby.... your tats are beautiful! Love them!
BtStars... Whats weird is the center of my lower back barely hurt at all, but the goddess above my ankle was extreme. I had to take a break in the middle cause I thought I was going to feint. It was awful! Well worth it, but awful lol.
And... Solitaire... I LURVE your knew icon!!! Hehehehe :) :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 23, 2009 12:53:21 PM
I sat through two eight hour sessions for my tat, with about a 30 minute break during each of them.  I didn't hurt until the last hour of each session ...and that was so bad I wanted to tell Stripe to just stop.  But I think it was all in my head .. you know, knowing that we were almost done or something.  But the next time I get something that large done I will most likely break it down into 3-4 sessions.  But it is cheaper if you can get it done in less sessions.

The tattoo on my chest is a little bitty orchid about 3ish inches diameter and there was not pain at all.

Now the tongue piercing ... that about made me pass out when it got done ... however, I was eating steak and potatoes for dinner.  Where as my roomy at the time was fine when she got it done ... but then cried trying to eat pudding.

I guess pain is relative and we each perceive it differently.

I always suggest getting a tiny little tat to test the pain tolerance to it ..but most of the people I know just had to go all out and get big stuff right away!

Bright blessings!
Shade :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 23, 2009 01:20:17 PM
I know this is going to sound silly and maybe ridiculous for some of you ...but ....

I need some healing thoughts sent to my kitty and familiar Shivers and strength for me to help her the best I can.  She has liver disease and we will be lucky to have her much longer, the vet said she probably won't make it through the weekend so he is sending her home with me for the weekend, so I can try to care for her myself.  My children are not dealing well as this is really their cat.  I know I always say I am not a cat person ... but when something like this happens, you realize just how much you need and care for her.  I know I am really a cat person in my heart ... I just always put a wall up and say I am not so I don't get attached ... but it didn't work!  She is always conveniently sitting near me when I am at my alter or even cooking in the kitchen ... but she would never come too close.  Yesterday she came a planted herself in front of me and would move.  I picked her up and she went limp and had obviously lost weight ... I rushed her to the vet and they have done what they can for her short of surgery.  The surgery would not save her life though ... it would just make it easier for me to take care of her ....so I refuse to put her through that pain for my own convenience.

She is very sick, but the vet said she is surprisingly not showing any signs of being in pain ... that is the only reason he agreed to let me try to bring her home.

Thank you for listening!

Bright blessings!
Shade :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 23, 2009 02:14:39 PM
Oh sweetie! I will light a candle for you both, and send tons of healing energies your way. That is an awful thing to have to go thru. My lovie's cat (which is his first pet, so you can imagine the attatchment) got picked up and swung around by the tail, and it broke all the nerves back there. He's been sick ever since, and has potty problems (He leaks) We've been trying to take care of him, but I think he has finally taken a turn for the worse and cant seem to keep any weight on. We're at our wits end as to what to do for him (the vet wanted to put him down first thing, saying he would be nothing but a burden!), so I can definatley sympathize. I hope that your kids get through this, I can imagine how tough it must be for them. It destroyed me everytime a kitty left us. I know that it helped me to know that once they were gone they all got proper burials, and I put flowers on them (Still would if we were at the same house) So maybe something similar for your kids? I know some people don't approve, but I think it helps with the grieving process. I hope you enjoy your time with her, and that she knows how loved she is, and that she isn't in any pain. My thoughts and blessings will be with you!



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 23, 2009 04:12:24 PM
I sat through two eight hour sessions for my tat, with about a 30 minute break during each of them.  I didn't hurt until the last hour of each session ...and that was so bad I wanted to tell Stripe to just stop. 

Ah, an Ultimate Arts goer.  My guy used to work at Blue Lotus, now he's at Cap City.

The four tats I have on my right thigh were about 2-2.5 hours each and it's a very sensitive area . . . one little bit on the kneecap was torture!

I might do some crafting for this swap tonight, how about that? 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 23, 2009 04:19:56 PM
I’m only up to page 14 (have been down the coast – no internet1 )

After reading some of your high school stories – make me feel better about mine. I was a shy wall flower also. I didn’t really get the whole ‘we have to have boy friends’ thing, I was happy to just hang out with my friends. I changed friendship groups  a few times, mainly because I found those who I thought were my friends –really weren’t. In college (year 11 and 12 for us) I changed found the girls I thought were my best friends, were not to be trusted. And I was the strange ceramics kids, who spent her lunch times creating clay sculptures and exhibited her work in local  art shows. Eventually I found my 3 best friends. And they were just as ‘odd’ as I was. I HATED uni. I loved what I studied –public relations and marketing, but I hated the ‘clicks’ we had at uni. There was one really nasty girl – who was a close friend, who decided I wasn’t smart enough to be the head of a group project (we had a new group project each week) and when It came time to hand up our group assignment (which the leader types up) she had taken what I sent round for a final looksee and changed it entirely –so being the polite/shy girl that I am, I added a few of her ‘recommendations’ and handed up the final assignment. She then in front of the tutor (who was also our lecturer, and his wife was there who was another of our lecturers)had a massive hissy fit  -said she didn’t get ot see the ‘final’ copy and that is wasn’t fair and blah blah blah, she ended up in floods of tears and the lecturer took both my sheet and the one she had re-typed (and conviently brought in) and marked both. After a few days I thought, Id’ be the bigger person and invite her to coffee, we were friends and a silly thing like this shouldn’t ruin that. But just as I was about to message her, I received an email from her –stating all manner of nasty things –really really nasty things – and I thought well that’s that.
I decided to only speak to her when necessary –group project etc.
When we got our  papers back I received a much better mark then her, which made me feel better about sticking to my guns and not letting her steam roll over me.

I never really did enjoy any of my school experience. This year just past is my first year out of uni. (I’m 22 on Tuesday). And I have learnt more about myself, who I am what I really like/don’t like, this year then through any on my years at school.

On another note – your tats are grand Toby and I like the sounds of everyone elses tat’s too. I would love to have a tat –in paticular a tree – but I’m not too sure where I want it yet –I did want it on my wrist –but as I’m trying to get  a job with the government – that would be an issue. As it is I have to remove my nose piercing for any job interviews (and it is tiny!).

Shade
I’ll send you nice/comforting thoughts for you and your cat. It isn’t silly, pets are just like best friends and their pain,(in particular when leaving us) are just as strong and important as if they were a person. I hope the weekend goes well for you and that your cat pulls through.

I will catch up on the thread (pages 14-22) soon.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: tvelez on January 23, 2009 04:32:39 PM
happy belated birthday to all!

Toby, your tats are amazing! i can't wait to get another one!!

Shade, that was not silly at all. Cats are family just as children are. i hope for strength for your kitty and you and your children

sorry i haven't been on... got stomach issues- nausea mostly for 2 days now... if i'm not better by tomorrow i will go to the doc- i had my gallbladder out 3 weeks ago so i want to make sure there are no issues to that.... any healing energies that you can spare are greatly appreciated.

Blessings,
Tina


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 23, 2009 05:22:45 PM
Shade- I'll be sending love and healing your way. Our familiars are so important to us and I understand what you're going through. My two rattie girls died about 6 or 8 months ago and they were very special to me as I'd had them through one of the roughest periods in my life. Even when they are gone we can still feel their presence, nibbling at our toes and brushing whiskers against our ears.

Gentle Breezes


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 23, 2009 05:37:21 PM
happy belated birthday to all!

Toby, your tats are amazing! i can't wait to get another one!!

Shade, that was not silly at all. Cats are family just as children are. i hope for strength for your kitty and you and your children

sorry i haven't been on... got stomach issues- nausea mostly for 2 days now... if i'm not better by tomorrow i will go to the doc- i had my gallbladder out 3 weeks ago so i want to make sure there are no issues to that.... any healing energies that you can spare are greatly appreciated.

Blessings,
Tina

Healing energies to you as well!!! I hope that it's just a bit of the stomach bug and nothing serious!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 23, 2009 06:24:00 PM
Okay i'm all caught up :P

I'm an aquarius - not sure if i;m a cusp or a rising - but confused on that part -lol

Happy belated birthday to Hardyswanton01 and RondaS.
Happy future birthday to Tanza :)
My lil brother's bday is the 26 also, and i'm the 27th - and i'm told that wasn't planned!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 23, 2009 06:29:49 PM
I know this is going to sound silly and maybe ridiculous for some of you ...but ....

I need some healing thoughts sent to my kitty and familiar Shivers and strength for me to help her the best I can.  She has liver disease and we will be lucky to have her much longer, the vet said she probably won't make it through the weekend so he is sending her home with me for the weekend, so I can try to care for her myself.  My children are not dealing well as this is really their cat.  I know I always say I am not a cat person ... but when something like this happens, you realize just how much you need and care for her.  I know I am really a cat person in my heart ... I just always put a wall up and say I am not so I don't get attached ... but it didn't work!  She is always conveniently sitting near me when I am at my alter or even cooking in the kitchen ... but she would never come too close.  Yesterday she came a planted herself in front of me and would move.  I picked her up and she went limp and had obviously lost weight ... I rushed her to the vet and they have done what they can for her short of surgery.  The surgery would not save her life though ... it would just make it easier for me to take care of her ....so I refuse to put her through that pain for my own convenience.

She is very sick, but the vet said she is surprisingly not showing any signs of being in pain ... that is the only reason he agreed to let me try to bring her home.

Thank you for listening!

Bright blessings!
Shade :)

That's really sad to hear.  I hope the Goddess blesses you (and Luna and Robot) during this time.  In my family, our animals weren't just animals-they were family and even though sometimes you don't get along with some members of your family, they're still family.  So, even though you're not a cat person, I understand that this is very difficult for you.  I wish both Luna's and Shade's kitties the best and I will light a candle for both. 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 23, 2009 07:10:03 PM
oh Shade I'm so sorry - for you and the children. It is so hard to lose a furrypurry. I have loved all my cats. My last Siames was poisoned by some neighborhood kids who were doing to any cat they came across. HE was in so much pain and when we took him tot he vet there was nothing he could do. He gave him a shot and let me hold hi, till he went. It was so hard to do it, but he looked at me and meowed adn then closed his eyes and was gone. I will never forget that feeling.
Enjoy him while he's home and then say goodbye in whatever way makes everyone feel better. We always buried on the property so they could be close to family.
Thoughts and blessings your way to ease your pain.
Blessed Be
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 23, 2009 07:59:49 PM
Cats and dogs are little people in furry coats who work their way into your hearts just by being who they are.  I am very sad, Shade, and I understand your pain.  We lost our first dog coming up on 3 years ago, and I miss that little pooch terribly.  She was quite the dog.

Lots of love and cuddles is what your family (the furry and non) all need right now, and my prayers are with you.  I send healing thoughts for your hearts, and that the kitty passes quietly into the hands of Goddess.  It's sad to lose a pet, but I try and think that at least their pain is over. 

Okay, now I am starting to cry and have to stop talking about this!

"To the well educated mind, death is but the next great adventure."  Albus Dumbledore


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 24, 2009 12:31:31 AM
Much love and healing energies to Shade, Luna, Tvelez and everyone that needs healing energies. I am thinking of each and every one of you right now and asking the goddess to bless you and keep you in her loving arms. May you each receive the healing you need.

Luna- *grins* isn't he just the yummiest ever?! I sat and watched the 8 hour Doctor Who marathon on Sci-Fi today .. and will be watching again come Feb 2! *makes note* must possess every Doctor Who dvd in production!

Blessings all
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 24, 2009 03:11:30 AM
I think I am going to send out a blanket of warm fuzzies to everyone this morning...

and cyber hugs

Ronda
Brightest of Blessings to You All!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on January 24, 2009 03:19:29 PM
I have been very productive the past two days ... I actually finished something for Windoverireland!  And I'm very happy with it (hope she is too!)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 24, 2009 04:36:18 PM
I'll love whatever you craft for me - silly

I went to the craft store today and came home with several goodies for you and I have a very interesting idea - need to talk it through with Luna for a reality check - lol

I actually think I know all the items I want to make for you - i'm already making a practice item just to check to make sure it goes well. I'm having fun

Sent out my angel which frees me up and I have all but 1 small done for my chocolate - so I can concentrate on you:)

Blessings to all
wind...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 24, 2009 06:55:54 PM
I went to a fantastic art supply store in Washington DC today. So excited!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 24, 2009 09:47:25 PM
I just want to say I am really sick. I will pick up crafting once I am feelin' better.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 24, 2009 10:24:00 PM
BZZZzzzZZZzzzz BbbbZZZzzzZZZz

hehe the lil craft bee hard at work! HEH Anyone have SO MANY ideas you didnt know where ta start lol... so in turn i started a new craft and got better ideas yay.... funny how things work out
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=209980)
Toby82


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 25, 2009 05:59:03 AM
I haven't really gotten started on the projects for my partner, but I did order a couple of things to go with the package, so have done that much  ::)

and I have planned most everything, I think, and other than my order have my supplies... just need to finish up a couple of projects for something else, and will be working on tvelez projects shortly!

hope you feel better soon missmuffcake! and you windoverireland - healing thoughts and energies going out to all sorts of folks!

Ronda
Brightest Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 25, 2009 07:46:04 AM
Healing energies to you missmuffcake! Hope you feel better, rest rest rest! I haven't started for this swap, though I do have ideas :) :) I'm going to get my chocolate swap done, then I can concentrate on this one. Little man is trying to cut down to one nap a day, so my crafting time has been a bit wonky. Toby that picture is really cool. I love the way nature turns out when you do the negative filter... so abstract and surreal!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 25, 2009 08:03:02 AM
Hope you feel better MissMuff. Seems to be that time of year - everyone needs CHICKEN SOUP!! and tea w/ honey

Healing breezes to you all
wind...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 25, 2009 02:22:49 PM
Healing energies going out to MissMuffCakes. Get plenty of rest and chicken soup! I've started planning things to make, and getting my ideas down in my notebook. I've already begun one thing .. and am looking for the perfect items for another thing ... and I've watching it freaking SNOW again in Seattle. *runs around screaming like an idiot* I've had ENOUGH snow for one year thank you!

Blessings to all
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on January 25, 2009 03:10:56 PM
Okay i'm all caught up :P

I'm an aquarius - not sure if i;m a cusp or a rising - but confused on that part -lol

Happy belated birthday to Hardyswanton01 and RondaS.
Happy future birthday to Tanza :)
My lil brother's bday is the 26 also, and i'm the 27th - and i'm told that wasn't planned!

I missed this post, how did that happen...... thank you and Happy birthday back at ya  ;)

I think I feel sick now I just made myself, and the kids ate most of them, picklets with caramel fudge for my birthday breakfast....yummmyyyy

Off to the movies to see bedtime stories with the kids, then tomorrow ( on your birthday) I will start my items, need to think of how to put together my large that I am going to make.....might need to buy some supplies tomorrow for it I thinks.

Have a grand Australia Day to all.....


ps I get fireworks tonight isn't Australia great to celebrate my birthday that way lol


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 25, 2009 05:27:14 PM
enjoy the birthday fireworks and the obviously lovely weather - and happy B-day 1 more time

Solitaire I feel for you - I know how weird snow in Seattle must seem - bet the Cascades are packed and the passes closed - My mom's half brother and his wife used to live near one of the passes and I have a cousin removed several times in Gig Harbor. My father's brother and sisters are all in Bellingham and my mom's brother is in Benton. I don't care for the eastern side of Washington but I love the coast. My parents used to go picnicing up at Mt. Ranier State park and they would put everything that needed to stay cold in a basket and set it in the river.
I miss Tacoma and Bellingham and Seattle and Long Beach and Mt. Vernon and Olympia and Puyallup and........... home.

We're supposed to get a bit more snow this week too! It's 5 without the wind and I'm sooo tired of cold and snow
I'm hoping thos Ostara cards get me in the mood for Spring - maybe I can crinkle my nose and teleport somewhere warm - oh to be completely warm from the center out to the tips.

there have to be warm breezes somewhere
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 25, 2009 05:32:09 PM
I slept 15 hours and was super hot last night. My fever finally broke and I was drenched in sweat. I am not able to eat, my boyfriend picked me up juice but it burns my throat. I am going back to bed. The weather is thunder, lighting and hail...it just adds to my sickness!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: kstaron on January 26, 2009 06:00:05 AM
Status update:

Large is 75% done
Medium not started
small 1: done
small 2 25% dome


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on January 26, 2009 10:03:41 AM
Hope all who are sick get better.  My little one just went to the doctor today and we found out she has an upper respitory tract infection.  She's cranky and only wants Mommy when sick, course mommy is sitting here at work. 

Was out of state at a class last week but managed spend time in class (probably should have been paying attention, but alas, my mind was on crafting) comming up with ideas and working everything out in my head.  Got most of the supplies and need to get started.  Been working on my Ostara cards cause I can do those easily in the living room while spending time with the sick Squishy (my dd's nickname). 

Happy Late Birthday to all! (I'm terrible at remembering). 

Many blessings,
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 26, 2009 10:09:10 AM
Thank you all for your thoughts and healing energies!  Shivers pass on Sunday morning at about 6:30 cst, she was at home and just slipped away.  She fought a hard fight and made a very valiant effort, but in the end she was just to weak to continue fighting.  

Unfortunately, we are not allowed to bury her in our yard, so we are doing some other things to help memorialize her and to help the kids.  We are going to symbolically bury her by putting some of her toys in a little box and bury them ...when the 31 inches of snow melt from our back yard!  My son and DH are going to create a special artistic rendering in both of our kitty's honor (the other ran away about a year and a half ago when some contractors let her out of the bathroom and then out of the house ...we think she was then too scared to com back home).  Anyway ... they are going to create something and then we are going to display it in hopes that it will help with some of the healing process.

Again thank you so much for all of your wonderful thought and healing energies and just for being there to listen.  You are some of the most amazing people I have ever *met* and I am one very lucky woman to have you all in my life!

I did not do a single thing with my crafting for this swap (or any other for that matter).  So, I am just to the point of knowing some of the things I want to make and at the realization that I can only make some of them, not ALL of them.

Bright blessings!
Shade:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 26, 2009 10:55:16 AM
I'm sorry to hear that, Shadeweaver, but I'm sure she's much happier now!  At least she had a chance to make a profound change in your lives and you to her.  I'll still keep loving thoughts of you and yours in mind and I hope the next few days go easy for you.

I'm almost finished with one small item and am going to pick up supplies for the large item in the next few days.  I've also collected some odds and ends to put with the stuff.  Saturday is gonna be very crafty for me... the hubby has to paint land lines in 3 sections of the property so I'll be free to craft ALLLLL DAY!!!!!!!  I'm so excited!

It's 66 degrees here, but it's pretty cloudy and would probably be a little warmer if it wasn't  ;D Oh... and I haven't even seen snow (real snow and not just a couple of flurries) in 20 years!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 26, 2009 01:27:23 PM
I'm glad that everyone is handling the passing well Shade. Atleast you know that she new that she was warm and loved up untill she had to go. I hope that the artistic outlet helps the kids, and that they know she'll always be loving them from the better place that she has gone to.

In other news, I am almost done with the chocolate swap, and I have supplies for most of what I want for this swap. Today was a day with all the kids, so no crafting got done. Instead I gave into the fact that I was PMS'ing and had some chocolate and blubbered like a baby over the last three episodes of Dr. Who, which I have in fact seen atleast four times a piece. Boy I think I need help LOL.

It's still massively cold here, and I hope the snow passes us by. I'm just about sick of it. Everytime Mom goes to read the weather I have to shut my mind off and yell LALALALALALALA cause it's always bad news! LOL


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: sullengal on January 26, 2009 01:34:18 PM
Well crap. I missed this swap in the lists.

Suck!

I'll have to keep a better eye open next time!

~Sullengal


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on January 26, 2009 01:36:58 PM
I am so sorry for your loss.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 26, 2009 02:32:54 PM
Well crap. I missed this swap in the lists.

Suck!

I'll have to keep a better eye open next time!

~Sullengal

Make sure you put it on notify or something.  Ronda always makes a note that the new one is up.  The next will be a mini swap of sorts ...if I remember correctly.  She is so cool to have them nearly back to back and to start one without the last one being totally over.

She knows some of us would shrivel up and cry in a corner if we didn't have this swap going on!

Blessed be!
Shade:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 26, 2009 04:19:22 PM
Well crap. I missed this swap in the lists.

Suck!

I'll have to keep a better eye open next time!

~Sullengal

Make sure you put it on notify or something.  Ronda always makes a note that the new one is up.  The next will be a mini swap of sorts ...if I remember correctly.  She is so cool to have them nearly back to back and to start one without the last one being totally over.

She knows some of us would shrivel up and cry in a corner if we didn't have this swap going on!

Blessed be!
Shade:)

I know that by the end of the last one I was shaking and gnawing on my fingernails waiting for the next one!

Blessings and love to you and your family, Shade.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on January 26, 2009 04:39:12 PM
I'm so excited ... I set out to make something today during the New Moon ... and it was very successful.  Perfect timing for this craft!

I think it was a high of 61 today, which made me just a bit chilly!  (I couldn't handle those East Coast winters anymore - I love my desert heat!)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: kstaron on January 26, 2009 05:04:44 PM
I finished the large today and am super excited about it.  I gauge my success at crafting for others if I'm seriously tempted to keep what I make.  I keep going over the process in my head thinking how long it would take me to make another. :)



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 26, 2009 05:08:37 PM
I wish it were a chilly 61 here in Seattle LOL... its a frigid 37 and dropping. Supposed to get down around 23 overnight *sighs*  I'm so tired of cold weather .. but it's still just January... no where near thaw out time. As for crafting .. I've working on one item .. not sure what size it will wind up when I'm done LOL.. and getting ideas for other items.

Hugs to Shade and her family. Call me if you need me  :)
Blessings all

Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 26, 2009 05:42:33 PM
61???? Psht! It's 30 here right now! And dropping! I'd give anything for 61, hahahah  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 26, 2009 05:52:32 PM
Hmmm ... it's a balmy 3 degrees right now ... but I am looking forward to tomorrow when the temp drops down to -10 degrees.

And Solitaire ... I think my DH is getting jealous of you!  We spend more time on the phone together than he and I do in the same room! LOL

Bright blessings!
Shade:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 26, 2009 06:58:08 PM
Hmmm ... it's a balmy 3 degrees right now ... but I am looking forward to tomorrow when the temp drops down to -10 degrees.

And Solitaire ... I think my DH is getting jealous of you!  We spend more time on the phone together than he and I do in the same room! LOL

Bright blessings!
Shade:)

Bahahahahahahahahaha  tell DH that I love him too!! He just never talks to me on the phone .. so there.

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 26, 2009 07:11:15 PM
Ah it's a balmy 18 and we're to go down to 7 that's better than the -11 it was this morning - boy nothing wants to start in those temps! We're to have flurries tonight and tomorrow night and into Wednesday they're predicting 10" of the white sh-t oh I'm sorry snow lol

Looks like another snow day on the horizon -at the rate we've been going it will be July before we get out!

I bought paint and other interesting pieces for crafting - bwahahahaha - no more hints!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 26, 2009 08:20:20 PM
Well, it's finally getting cold here, the high today was 54 :)  Yay!  But, this house gets so hot, that I didn't even notice :(


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 26, 2009 09:14:21 PM
Well, it's finally getting cold here, the high today was 54 :)  Yay!  But, this house gets so hot, that I didn't even notice :(


 :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 27, 2009 04:55:35 AM
dum - de - dum dum...

I read all the complaints about the cold (and it is in the neg degrees here too) and just realized that in two more rounds we will all be complaining about the heat, LOL!

Well crap. I missed this swap in the lists. Suck! I'll have to keep a better eye open next time!
~Sullengal
Make sure you put it on notify or something.  Ronda always makes a note that the new one is up.  The next will be a mini swap of sorts ...if I remember correctly.  She is so cool to have them nearly back to back and to start one without the last one being totally over.
She knows some of us would shrivel up and cry in a corner if we didn't have this swap going on!
Blessed be!
Shade:)
I know that by the end of the last one I was shaking and gnawing on my fingernails waiting for the next one!
Blessings and love to you and your family, Shade.

and sullengal - do as Shade suggested and put the thread on notify, or better yet put the gallery on notify so you can see the pretties too!

just click the notify tab at the top of the page - I always put a note on both that the next round is in sign ups as soon as I get it started, but I only run sign ups for about a week or these folks get to chomping at the bit and stomping on my reality...   ::) 

The next round will be a smaller sized swap for May Day (haven't sorted out the particulars yet) so we can squeeze it in before the following full size round for MidSummer

and I need to keep this going all year long for me as much as all of you, you all do know that don't you?  ;)  If it weren't for the support and help of Shade and Saturn and everyone else I wouldn't be able to continue to run it constantly!

best love to you Shade!   :'(  my heart is weeping for your family

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 27, 2009 07:10:46 AM
Ah, I think I will have to mark notify, too!!  I'm already having so much fun with this swap I'll probably have to sign up for the next ones, too!   ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 27, 2009 08:03:07 AM
Ah, I think I will have to mark notify, too!!  I'm already having so much fun with this swap I'll probably have to sign up for the next ones, too!   ;D
Hehehe this is my third one! And I don't see myself not signing up for future ones, they are so addictive :) :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 27, 2009 10:42:07 AM
I think my first one was round 6 - but I never could figure out how they determined that it was round six as I have had a hard time finding some of the earlier rounds...

and I ended up taking that round over when the organizer flaked out a bit, so have been organizing ever since and just love it!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 27, 2009 12:16:10 PM
Well you seem to be doing a marvelous job, Ronda!!  I think every body here loves the hell out of ya  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on January 27, 2009 12:57:53 PM
I have all my goodies planned (and one even finished) - I going to make a supply run this weeked so I can get started on everything. I hope to get everything done super early!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 27, 2009 02:13:42 PM
Yeah, I have pretty much decided that I am going to sign up for every WWP swap!  I love everybody here! 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 27, 2009 03:12:28 PM
Hehe, the Craftster coven.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 27, 2009 05:19:38 PM
And I can keep my clothes on - yeah!!!
I love y'all - I needed the chuckle robot

You're right Jenna we do love Ronda it doesn't get much better than her.

So Ronda I think you should hang up Lucy's sign "The Doctor is In" maybe you should up the cost from a nickle though - I know it would be well worth it for your words of wisdom.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 27, 2009 07:49:33 PM
And I can keep my clothes on - yeah!!!


It is very interesting that you should say that!  I am planning on redoing a money spell I kinda fubbed and Devin was trying to convince me to do it skyclad (just he can see my boobies-but claimed that it would "make it more powerful") and I threatened him and told him I would tell all you guys what he said!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 28, 2009 01:53:53 AM
And I can keep my clothes on - yeah!!!


It is very interesting that you should say that!  I am planning on redoing a money spell I kinda fubbed and Devin was trying to convince me to do it skyclad (just he can see my boobies-but claimed that it would "make it more powerful") and I threatened him and told him I would tell all you guys what he said!

For shame! Instead of doing it skyclad, change up the spell components a bit (time, day in the lunar month, herbs, etc etc). That's what I do when things don't seem to work quite right. Also tell him that none of that involves a free peep show! He may be the hubby but he's still gotta work for it!  ;) Are we gonna have to get out the brooms again, Devin?! Cause I totally will!!!  :D

I shall again reference a quote from one of my favorite books (and if you haven't read it then you muuuust!):

"Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft are written by men." - Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

 :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 28, 2009 06:11:11 AM
And I can keep my clothes on - yeah!!!

and I was just thinking I could keep my PJ's on, LOL!  ;)

you are all so sweet to say such nice things about me, but without the whole group interacting it wouldn't be so much fun

it would just be me sitting here in my jammies early in the mornings, LOL!

hugs to you all

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 28, 2009 08:11:50 AM
HaHaHa... we did are last wild hunt Skyclad during samhain ... It did make for an amazing journey... but they are right
BTSTAR... money spells are tricky only because it's personal gain... I find that when I switch the spell... and use a Yellow or gold Candle with the spell instead of green... money appears faster and in better lump sums, trick is not ta make it personal... ask for better finances for those around you and then for yourself... but make sure ta not ask for more than you need... otherwise you'll be waiting :-)... I consider thursdae/ThorsDae the dae of work/money and do all my money spells on that dae...as close to a new moon as possible... now if your changing jobs for better pay...then you will need a green and if possible a gold candle....
reason for gold/yellow candles for money is because paper money hasnt been around that long.. and gold is one of our most precious metals that war has been fought over for centuries (amongst other things of course)  and it's also one currancy that is world wide... alot of cultures also believe the sun/sol ta be the bringer of wealth and health and is the colour of gold... meaning us gold/yellow ta claim things under the sun...*Note I got this lil trick from a Old Cuban lady... does amazing HooDoo... she also says ta stick 3 dimes heads up either in your most use doorway or driveway... it keeps the money flowing through the house at a more steadier pace*
Good Luck with everything...
Huggz to the Circle
Toby


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on January 28, 2009 08:16:29 AM
Shade - I am so very sorry for your loss.  My prayers are with you and yours.

Little one has a respiratory infection so I was home yesterday with her.  Wasn't too bad cause I got to craft.  Got the Medium about 85% done and one small finished.  Have to get supplies for the large and got a color that ended up not working for part of one so I have to go shopping tonight.  drat.  Hubby and I both got food poisoning from our lunch yesterday so I spent the evening taking care of him. -ain't that just the way of it.  Right now I'm at work wishing I'd had the presence of mind to just stay home sick.  ah well, no common sense here.  Didn't want to be out two days straight after being at a class last week.  Stupid me.  Okay, pitty party's done.  

Blessings
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on January 28, 2009 09:01:21 AM
Wow, so much has happened >_<  I'm over my whole car accident thing now. I'm fine and my car is gonna be fine. It's all these elderly people who come down to Florida for the winter and don't see stop signs >_<. And then I had a business trip to Orlando, lol. Three whole days of lectures and such...fun fun!

But the good news is I finally got the card gallery up. If you are  involved, go fill out and post your info ASAP!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289470.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289470.0)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 28, 2009 09:27:49 AM
Yeah, I did a spell that I have done a couple times before it worked fine.  It gave us the exact amount of money we needed each time.  It's the Money Spell Bottle in Wiccan Crafts.  I did a boo boo and did it on the waning moon.  I guess I didn't check to see what phase the moon is in.  Eh, REALLY dumb mistake considering my magic is especially in tuned with the full moon.  So, right after I did it, all of a sudden we are getting in a worse and worse money situation.  Oopsies  ::)  I don't know what I was thinking.  lol!  Oh well, serves me right!  I am just going to bury the spell ingredients and start all over. 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 28, 2009 09:33:23 AM
Robot-Devin and I have read Good Omens too!  We thought that passage was particularly funny :P  I think we should start "cleansing the negative energy" with Devin!  Just maybe not broomsticks-something harder.....you know so we get more of the negative energy out :D LMAO

Toby-I think I am going to do the dimes trick!  We definitely need a much more steadier pace with our money!  It's just because of financial aid being dumb and not coming through when we need them.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 28, 2009 10:39:52 AM
I think I need to sprinkle dimes everywhere!!!   :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 28, 2009 12:41:05 PM
I think I need to sprinkle dimes everywhere!!!   :D

If I thought they would stay put I would too!

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 28, 2009 12:44:49 PM
Wow, so much has happened >_<  I'm over my whole car accident thing now. I'm fine and my car is gonna be fine. It's all these elderly people who come down to Florida for the winter and don't see stop signs >_<. And then I had a business trip to Orlando, lol. Three whole days of lectures and such...fun fun!
But the good news is I finally got the card gallery up. If you are  involved, go fill out and post your info ASAP!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289470.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289470.0)

glas to hear you are doing better Saturn! Great job on setting up the card gallery!

if anyone has not signed up for the card swap and wants to
send me or Saturn your address info
so the list can be updated

and if you signed up and changed your mind
let me know
so I can take your address info
off the list
before I forward it to Saturn on Friday!

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 28, 2009 01:31:11 PM
I think I need to sprinkle dimes everywhere!!!   :D

If I thought they would stay put I would too!

Ronda
Bright Blessings!

*snickers wickedly* super glue would keep them in place! I'd put dimes in my doorways, but my kids would nick em as soon as they saw them. (greedy lil monkies)

Saturn, I'm glad you're feeling better. I love the new format for the card gallery!

I've got one small finished! I am looking for the perfect ______ for the medium. And plugging away on the large. I have several other ideas for the other small, etc etc ... (beseeches the goddess for more hours in a day) lol .. I love to craft, can you tell?

Blessings all
Lisa, who needs to do another load of laundry! 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 28, 2009 01:54:24 PM
i have a few smalls done, and yay!  Saturn likes the fabric for the large!  It'll be awesome, just as long as I don't get overbid on ebay.  maybe i need a "don't get outbid at the last second" spell or something, lol


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 28, 2009 02:12:39 PM
i have a few smalls done, and yay!  Saturn likes the fabric for the large!  It'll be awesome, just as long as I don't get overbid on ebay.  maybe i need a "don't get outbid at the last second" spell or something, lol
LOL modern day witchcraft at it's best!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 28, 2009 02:37:49 PM
*snickers wickedly* super glue would keep them in place! I'd put dimes in my doorways, but my kids would nick em as soon as they saw them. (greedy lil monkies)

LMAO!!!!

I read that as

*snickers wickedly* SUGAR glue would keep them in place! I'd put dimes in my doorways, but my kids would LICK em as soon as they saw them. (greedy lil monkies)

And I thought .... yup so would mine!

Blessings!
Shade:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 28, 2009 03:10:14 PM
my kids would just take them to go buy chocolate


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on January 28, 2009 03:31:15 PM
Hey - I would take them to buy chocolate!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on January 28, 2009 04:09:04 PM
totally unrelated but I have a jar for 5 and 10 cent piece because we have a little earth spirit that steals cash if you don't leave him shiny coins.....his jar is half full now but every now and then it goes down, since I put it up though he has left my wallet alone.

I wanna call him a boggart but he gets mighty upset when I do that heheheheheh.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 28, 2009 05:28:20 PM
I hope your boggart - imp - pixie  appreciates your gesture - interesting way to calm/appease

I think I'll leave the brooms to you all. Dev look out!

I avoid money spells - I had a patriarchal blessing when I was 18 from a man I truly believe was gifted with vision - he just saw it in a different way. He said that as long as I was a good person I would always have enough. I've had my ups and downs, but they seem to even out. He told me I'd have grandkids and they'd be gathered around my feet (rocking chair image) and he was right - for a woman of 50 I have 5 grandkids and 6th on the way and 3 live with me. Told me I would be a leader and a positive influence in the lives of women and children - I now teach - something I never thought to do. Funny when I look back - I was somewhat overwhelmed by his words and I'll reread the blessing every so often and something will jump out at me.

I've often wondered how people with gifts deal with them. I had a girlfriend in college who had visions of the future - she ignored them because she couldn't put them in perspective and then BAM one day she'd be somewhere and the vision would make sense. Maybe if she had practiced a different faith she'd have tried to use her gift.

Oh if only

Blessed Be
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on January 28, 2009 06:20:51 PM
I hope your boggart - imp - pixie  appreciates your gesture - interesting way to calm/appease


I've often wondered how people with gifts deal with them.
windoverireland

he actually suggested it.

I deal with the gift in that I pass on the message after all that is why I am given it.
Sometimes people appreicate it but other times they get angry and tell you that your wrong.
I have asked to not be given messages etc that are not helpful, I don't want to know if someone is going to die if that is not helpful for them, but also because I don't feel right about say that to someone so instead I will say, "watch your health" or " be careful when you are driving" sometimes that is enough to make a small change which then changes the person path they walk.

I offer my reading as advice in a way and always tell people that they can take it or leave it I am just passing on the message, the rest is up to then.

Of course I always feel very pleased when I can help someone connect with a loved one ( think John Edward) it makes you feel warm and fuzzy.

I did this with my FIL who is a firm believer in " if I can't see it , it don't exist" not I am not so sure he is slowly coming round to believe small things.

love n hugs to all.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 28, 2009 07:28:32 PM
Speaking of signs, an aspect of Arachne came to visit me last night while I was playing on the computer. She was making a web near my art supplies. I assume she wants me to do more crafting!  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 28, 2009 08:11:14 PM
Yeah, here's some randomness.  I have strange dreams sometimes.  Dreams where I will be doing totally mundane things like taking out the garbage talking to someone at work, etc.  I don't even remember them half the time.  Then, all of a sudden one will come true, then the next day another one comes true, and so on and so on.  It just builds up and I have all these "deja-vu" type moments and then something really big happens.  Not necessarily bad, but not always good.  I don't know what it means, though.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on January 28, 2009 08:14:26 PM
I read in a book once that deja-vu are like sign posts to tell us we are on the right track.

I think thats kinda neat.
 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 28, 2009 08:21:05 PM
I haven't had any great inspiration or visions lately, but i still have faeries in my bedroom that steal my pens, and I think they followed me to work.  they were quite pleased the time i put out a glass of strawberry wine for them, but 1, that won't fly at work, and 2, i'm likely to knock it over!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 28, 2009 11:09:31 PM
I haven't had any great inspiration or visions lately, but i still have faeries in my bedroom that steal my pens, and I think they followed me to work.  they were quite pleased the time i put out a glass of strawberry wine for them, but 1, that won't fly at work, and 2, i'm likely to knock it over!

Lol!  I think you would probably get weird looks from your coworkers.  They'd probably be trying to catch you drinking it!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: kstaron on January 29, 2009 05:45:07 AM
BTStars - My dreams do the same thing, though with less force than yours.  I got scared of them in high school and am still trying to convince those Deja Vu moments back into my life. 

Hardy - have you tried strawberry tea for them? That at least would be work approved. Can't help you with not knocking it over though. Either that or craft some of those pens with silk flowers on top.   

Robot - I swear now everytime I've seen a spider in the past year  or so I just look right at it and say "Yes I know, get crafting." Then I won't see one for a while (as long as I actually craft.)

Tanza- I love the money jar idea.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 29, 2009 05:51:55 AM
I like that explanation for dejavu

You know you can lay out a plate of cookies for you faerie at work but if your coworkers eat them who knows what will happen lol

I always hope our cat doesn't swat at the faeries.

My middle daughter thinks the house is haunted - when she visits, doors seem to slam shut in her face or right behind her. It never happens to the rest of us so I don't know

Luna's girlfriend saw a person standing in a sweatsuit in the kitchen and Luna had someone tug her covers in her bedroom - I told her to smudge her bedroom. We don't mind friendly spirits, but some rooms should be off limits! lol

Blessed Be


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on January 29, 2009 06:29:56 AM
Thanks! ALL Questionnaires are in!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289470.msg3285125#msg3285125 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289470.msg3285125#msg3285125)

The swap starts tomorrow. Thanks!!!!



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 29, 2009 06:59:37 AM
A plate of cookies will not last long at my work!!!  We are eating machines in this office!

What I am going to try and do is clean my room up more and see if that helps, I think the faeries like less clutter.  Come to think of it, my pens at home don't dissapear as much anymore, but I am constantly losing my strawberry chapstick!  These are some strawberry lovin' faeries--which makes sense, strawberry is my favorite flavor/scent.

On a non swap, non witchy side note, I am wicked sore today!  Tribal style bellydance means very lifted and specific arm positions, so my shoulders are aching and my abs are hurting--I hate doing plank!  It looks so easy but hurts so much :(


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 29, 2009 07:01:08 AM
***ORGANIZATIONAL POST***

what SATURN said

***ORGANIZATIONAL POST***




Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on January 29, 2009 07:09:25 AM

On a non swap, non witchy side note, I am wicked sore today!  Tribal style bellydance means very lifted and specific arm positions, so my shoulders are aching and my abs are hurting--I hate doing plank!  It looks so easy but hurts so much :(

Yeah...tribal style snake arms for an hour will send you home aching, lol. :D I don't know what plank is, (my school probably just has a different name for whatever it is) but it doesn't sound fun.  :P

I had a private lesson last night because I was the only one who showed up for class! lol. :P We spent the class working on playing a zill pattern while doing a grapevine with a left and right turn and arm movements...its easy on its own, but throw zills into the equation and then remembering to spot on turns and it can get sloppy. I have something to practice!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on January 29, 2009 07:20:46 AM
On money spells - I've always been leary of them.  You know the old "Be careful what you ask for" saying ... I wouldn't want to get insurance money or an inheritance!  The two times I have done money spells in recent history I simply asked for help in sorting out the situation - one time got me a new job and the second time I "remembered" a child support account that I had not checked in years (never got anything in it!) and there happened to be a couple thousand dollars there.  I think the powers that be were trying to show me that the money was there - I just needed to find it.   With a roof over my head, a job and food on the table I have a hard time asking for more ...  :)    I'm like Windoverireland - I'm definitely a break even kinda girl.  I'm good with that ...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 29, 2009 07:23:51 AM
the closest I have ever gotten to doing a money spell is sticking a piece of green aventurine in my husbands change pile and he has been putting it in his pocket of late

he is doing pretty well on raffles and sports pools this year, LOL!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 29, 2009 08:25:33 AM

Yeah...tribal style snake arms for an hour will send you home aching, lol. :D I don't know what plank is, (my school probably just has a different name for whatever it is) but it doesn't sound fun.  :P


Plank is a yoga position, http://yoga.about.com/od/yogaposes/a/plank.htm
We were doing it with our elbows and forearms on the ground, I'm not sure if that's easier or harder.

We didn't even get into snake arms, just holding the different positions and then our feet had to move too . . . just like my riding instructor wanting parts of my body to move/act independently of each other.  Sheesh!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on January 29, 2009 08:30:46 AM
We put the 3 dimes across the driveway at the gate yesterday  ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 29, 2009 08:37:23 AM
Yeah, so it turns out I don't actually have to re-do the spell.  It's a spell bottle so it just keeps releasing money gaining energies.  So, the instant the moon went from waning to waxing, we got $80 for a book we sold (which was very good because we are in between paychecks and were short on diapers and formula).  Then, Devin found out that he's getting at least $5000 back in taxes-which just happens to be the amount of money we need to get 100% out of debt (with a little extra that we're going to use on formula and diapers).  I think I am going to go ahead and take down the bottle.  


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 29, 2009 08:56:07 AM
I wish I was getting that much back in taxes!  Holy schnikies!

Last time I did a prosperity type spell, it was with my tarot cards and a few days later, I got a call to do an office cleaning job (that paid cash, even better), and a few more dates beyond that.  I haven't tried that spell in a while.  I'm thinking about a "finding a lover" type spell, but those can be bad juju if you're not careful (I know I should have said karma instead of juju, but between "Ratatouille" and "Ice Age 2," that word is stuck in my melon.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on January 29, 2009 09:07:16 AM
Really truly....I said no to the card swap in my questionnaire....don't know how I made it to the yes list  ???


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on January 29, 2009 10:04:14 AM
Really truly....I said no to the card swap in my questionnaire....don't know how I made it to the yes list  ???

no problem, we'll get that all sorted out :-)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 29, 2009 03:00:18 PM
Just checking in ... had a bit of a fright a week ago and am having difficulty recovering, (night terrors again)  and just need some grounding here with my family.  :)

  My daughter, Cheyenne, and I were at the grocery store across the street. We were going down one aisle and I froze and nearly got sick right there. There was a man that walked in to the front of the store that looked exactly like my ex husband. Cheyenne saw him too, grabbed the cart and turned us around so that we had our backs to him. We left the store shortly after that. I've been shaky and a nervous wreck ever since. I've been having nightmares about him again, and not sleeping until its daylight. He's under a permanent protection order to stay away from us. I don't know why he would be in our neighborhood. Last I heard, he didn't even live in our city, let alone our county. UGH  Thanks for listening to me ramble and rant.

Blessings all
Lisa
 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 29, 2009 03:05:36 PM
We're sorry to see you go crosswind - maybe you'll say yes the next time!

Saturn I modified my list and I'm on task!

I'm even more reluctant to cast a spell for a lover or love - I might say more receptive to love - but boy if you're not careful you could get something you didn't really want or need. Love is always there and usually when we stop looking - it can be fleeting but patience and walking the path with faith usually will bring it to you. Give love and you get love!

I'm always glad to know that there's money for diapers and formula! They are for awhile the biggest outlay that parents have that can't be bargained or scrimped on. Luna's little guy and my 1 twin drink Almond milk - they're lactose intolerant but need protein.  a quart averages 3.29 and Aodhan can drink a quart in a day - plus it's hard to find!

If you do pampers - check out their site - you can accumulate points for goodies with product codes from wipes, diapers, etc. We've gotten some cute toys for the kids from it - especially with 3 in diapers/pullups!

If you register with Similac they will send you a $5.00 coupon every month.

You should also check out ebay for coupons on baby stuff - if you're careful you can get a bunch of $1 or $1.50 coupons for diapers for a little. - watch expiration dates though!

Cutting cost for kids takes time and patience.


My personal favorite and it seems to happen regularly is money in the coat pocket. I'll get out a jacket or coat and find a 5 or 10 or even a 20 in the pocket! I used to think my mom was sneaking them in - and maybe she was - i won't know in this lifetime. I try to reciprocate with my girls.

I have a home, food on the table, clothes on my back, and plenty of amenities - so what more could I want that didn't sound greedy! I know that's not the case for all - but me personally - I'm ok - so i won't ask and hopefully someone who needs the extra gets it - like one of you all.♥

Be well
Blessings of the Goddess
windoverireland




Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 29, 2009 03:15:02 PM
Solitaire - you need to be careful - dreams can also be warnings. I hope you have notified your schools about him and have copies of those documents on file with them so he can't help himself to a child. You might consider talking to your local police force and staying in touch just in case.

Please, please watch out for yourself and the kids - we love you and will send every ounce of protection we can your way!

I highly suggest a binding spell!! Get a picture and something that was his(if you can - it works better) - cast your protection circle - use salt! - in the circle bind (wrap the picture and item together until they are completely encased (use ribbon or sting or yarn) all the while chant "I bind you from doing harm to me or the children(use their names). Keep chanting till you're all done. If keeping it in the house bothers you - bury it in the back yard.
Salt, sage, apples around the house - salt in the windows and doorways - broom over the doors

NOW for the big one - a baseball bat by the head of your bed! Do not be squeamish about using it!  Better his head than yours!
Contact your local crisis or women's agency
Chamomile and meditation for sleeping issues. If it helps sleep with the kids in your room or you in theirs - I did for a long time!

Blessings of safety and peace to you
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 29, 2009 03:33:11 PM
Solitaire, I second everything Mom just said. Exp the baseball bat. We don't want to hear that you got hurt!!! Don't be afraid to contact local authorities. It's their job, and if they give you a hard time the crisis center can give them a kick in the tush for you! I hope that it was all a case of mistaken identity, but don't let your guard down thinking that. It's better to be cautious! And cutting the apples in half to show the star is a great thing! And some tiger's eye!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 29, 2009 03:36:05 PM
I have two baseball bats, one at the head of my bed .. and one beside the living room couch. I've got his picture on file at both schools, along with copies of the protection order and his license plate number. Year before last, he was seen driving around the elementary school, when the cops got there, he was long gone. You'd think, now that he is remarried with a new baby, he'd just forget about us, like we are trying to forget about him. Thank you for the binding ritual, I don't know why I never thought of that for myself. I had suggested that to a friend of mine, for her abuser, but it never clicked in my head for me. That's how messed up I am where he is concerned, I guess. Trust me, I will be talking to my therapist about this, and the police in my area know all about him. For a long time, (2 1/2 years) I slept on the living room couch, since my bedroom was in the basement. I just moved upstairs the beginning of December, the girls are downstairs, and Ethan is upstairs next door to me. My therapist has tried to get me to take sleeping aids, but I'm too paranoid to be that out of control. My anxiety disorder keeps me from letting go of any amount of control. My landlord and my duplex neighbors know about him too, and keep an eye on us.  I just hate having the nightmares, I hate revisiting my life with him. I will be doing a binding ritual as soon as I can locate one of his old pictures. I knew there was a reason I kept some of them!

Thank you for listening and caring! Love and blessings to all

Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 29, 2009 03:45:26 PM
If you can't take a prescription sleep aid, you should try some of the valerian root in pill form that you can get at your local health food place. (i think that they even carry it at walmart sometimes). It won't knock you for a loop like the prescriptions will, but it does help you relax, and help sleep to come. I had insomnia problems for a long time (not any longer, the little one keeps me bordering on sleep deprivation so I can sleep most anytime now hahaha), and they did help me. I am glad that you have taken precautions, maybe now my worry for you will be down a few notches lol. Remember that we all love you, and we are here whenever you need to rant! We will be lighting our candles for you!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on January 29, 2009 03:45:55 PM
Solitaire here is another thing you can do to cut his control over you ( I am not aware of the full picture but can guess here)

Mediate now I want to to picture yourself with a rope around your body leading off to him, you don't have to visualise him just know that the rope is leading to him and that this is his control over you, if you can vizulise him that is good but don't stress yourself any more than you have to.

Now I want you to imagine in your hand is a cutting tool, a chainsaw is great gets through the toughest of ropes, cut that damn thing, and keep cutting till it is severed, now say toward him, you have no power over me, I by cutting this rope regain control over this situtation I will no longer allow you to control me, now unwind the rope and burn it.

This works my sister did it for her ex husband, sometimes you need to try it a few times but you will notice that the rope will be smaller each time and your fear will become less, this also helps to calm you overall.

Great to use with kids, but they can also imagine using a bucket with a lid for their fears etc and then burying it deep in the forest

hope it helps.

love  n hugs

Tan


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: tvelez on January 29, 2009 03:56:59 PM
Hey ladies, sorry i've been MIA... not in the crafting mood lately... getting back into it though..i have everything planned.

Solitaire- i don't know your specific history, but i will keep you and your children in my thoughts. stay safe.

whoever has lil ones (sorry i just read 10 pages lol), pm me. i have diapers that didn't work for my lil one and maybe some leftover food and formula as well as coupons- pm me and i can send it to you- no charge except maybe shipping and thats not even required :) I'm always willing to give where i can give

Blessings
Tina


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 29, 2009 05:48:01 PM
Card Swappers--I still have 1 person who has not yet filled out their quickie questionnaire on the Ostera Card Swap Gallery.

If your name is Toby82 go here (it's not something that takes long, I promise!!!  ;D ;D) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289470.msg3285125#msg3285125 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289470.msg3285125#msg3285125) at your earliest convenience as the swap starts tomorrow. Thanks!!!!

Now back to your regularly scheduled chit-chat  :D :D :D

Hey Sorry....we have been moving the house around... and on top of it my sister is having medical issues that are driving me crazzzyy...Sorry Saturn...it's all filled out now


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 29, 2009 07:13:16 PM
I like the rope visualization technique - that's one we learned when I took my self hypnosis class - the visualization of change coupled with phrases like "without stress" or "when it's right." I learned to rest better and to this day use it to relax when I can't sleep - menopausal insomnia - yuk.

When I first left my husband and he was threatening and chasing and then trying to kill himself i used to have this dream that someone was chasing me and I was hiding with my youngest and she wouldn't be quiet and I knew he was going to find us - I would wake up sweating with heart pounding - it was terrible - I worked through that with a therapist too.

Now I have a weird suggestion solitaire - go out on a date! I got better when I started to have a life on an adult level. The nightmares lessened and I got better the more things I did to have a new life and my own life. I went back to school, I worked, I lost weight, I cut my hair off and dyed it a color he absolutely hated. Changed cars - decorated the way I liked - all these were steps AWAY from him.

I hope some of these help you - we love you and worry about you and the children - stay in touch - don't apologize - and we're here when you need us!!

The Goddess' gentle hands hold you and your children while you sleep
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on January 29, 2009 07:20:59 PM
Card Swappers--I still have 1 person who has not yet filled out their quickie questionnaire on the Ostera Card Swap Gallery.

If your name is Toby82 go here (it's not something that takes long, I promise!!!  ;D ;D) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289470.msg3285125#msg3285125 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289470.msg3285125#msg3285125) at your earliest convenience as the swap starts tomorrow. Thanks!!!!

Now back to your regularly scheduled chit-chat  :D :D :D

Hey Sorry....we have been moving the house around... and on top of it my sister is having medical issues that are driving me crazzzyy...Sorry Saturn...it's all filled out now

lol no problem. And dont get the feeling that I'm singling you out...lol that post started out with 3 people needing to fill out the info and I've been modifying it as he info has been coming in.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 29, 2009 09:27:20 PM
I have two baseball bats, one at the head of my bed .. and one beside the living room couch. I've got his picture on file at both schools, along with copies of the protection order and his license plate number. Year before last, he was seen driving around the elementary school, when the cops got there, he was long gone. You'd think, now that he is remarried with a new baby, he'd just forget about us, like we are trying to forget about him. Thank you for the binding ritual, I don't know why I never thought of that for myself. I had suggested that to a friend of mine, for her abuser, but it never clicked in my head for me. That's how messed up I am where he is concerned, I guess. Trust me, I will be talking to my therapist about this, and the police in my area know all about him. For a long time, (2 1/2 years) I slept on the living room couch, since my bedroom was in the basement. I just moved upstairs the beginning of December, the girls are downstairs, and Ethan is upstairs next door to me. My therapist has tried to get me to take sleeping aids, but I'm too paranoid to be that out of control. My anxiety disorder keeps me from letting go of any amount of control. My landlord and my duplex neighbors know about him too, and keep an eye on us.  I just hate having the nightmares, I hate revisiting my life with him. I will be doing a binding ritual as soon as I can locate one of his old pictures. I knew there was a reason I kept some of them!

Thank you for listening and caring! Love and blessings to all

Lisa

I promise that you are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.  May the Goddess bless you and your children and help you guys get through this difficult time.  I am always here if you need me.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on January 29, 2009 11:08:53 PM
Solitaire- Valerian root is a good idea, or even Melatonin for your sleeping problems. Both are cheap and available at Walmart. I do think you should talk to the therapist about it and they might be able to alleviate some of the anxiety temporarily so you can sleep. I've had sleeping issues for years and being sleep deprived only makes things worse. And certainly don't be afraid to call the police if need be. That's what they are there for and they will help you. You are in my thoughts, Lisa, and I hope that everything turns out okay.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 30, 2009 07:26:08 AM
crosswind - my fault! I must have just copied it into the card list when I copied the other names in that signed up that day, and forgot to remove it. I apologize for the confusion.

Lisa - take precautions! NOW!

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on January 30, 2009 07:33:58 AM
Solitare - I'm sending you hugs from here.  I have another suggestion for you.  My mom was in what seems to be a similar situation when I was young and all my boggie men took on my sperm doner's face most of my life.  (we're talking paranoid child till I joined the Army and even then I had some worry nights for my mom)  Anyway, i'd say allow your children to participate in protection measures, depending on age.  Let them help with protection spells, let them build a witch's bottle.  Something to let them feel like they can control their safety.

(They may be too young and I could just be way out there, but I was only 2 when my mom got her divorce and I still worried for as long as I can remember)

Many blessings,
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 30, 2009 07:34:30 AM
Huggz And Healing Light to ALL,
It seems when it rains it pours, But remember "One cannot have a Rainbow without a lil bit of Rayne" For the Sun just hides behind our clouds
Solitaire-Hun It seems as if you need a chakra bag with some protection stones, often times when needed mine has the ability of allow me ta play recluse in the most reluctant of times when running into others one doesn't want ta see. Huggz and best wishes, Keep something red on you at all times til the problem clears up. *This is for mental/physical protection* a regular red jasper would be great as well.

windoverireland~ HAHAHAHA Gurl I Love your techniques and strategies... and agree always be prepared... for it cuts down most of the paranoia, but also don't go over board... but when it comes to my house....motto is..."Shoot first, ask questions Later!!!* because we've all had are fare share of the ignorant kind lurking around,
I Also love ta use a witch Bottle.... use any glass container and fill it with broken glass/mirror i prefer mirror.... and keep this by the most used door of the house... or bury it next to the front door/steps. i keep one at the entrance to my own room, makes for the cleanings of my own energies to not let any negativity at all come through...I Sleep wonderfully now.... after years of insomnia... not ta mention my brain is constantly going... now i focus on meditation and relaxation

On another note, I finally got out and picked up the rest of my craft supplies, (Well as far as I currently know of anyways :-P ) and steady drumming away...

Brightest Blessings to All
Toby82




Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 30, 2009 08:43:58 AM
  I want to thank you all for the wonderful suggestions, I will be doing them all. I love the idea of the witches' bottle, and will be on the lookout today for several to use. I have both a front door and a back door. The back door is protected on either side by, what my 5yo daughter has dubbed, the Faerie Ferns. When we first moved in here, she was 2, and she used to talk to the pretty ladies in the ferns. Ever since then, I've left honey and bread on our back porch, as the ferns flank the door and porch area. I'm looking for the old photo album with pictures, to find one with just him, so I can bind him. I don't know why I didn't think of this when it came to him. I also need to do the same ritual I used when I left my boyfriend/roommate behind. It truly broke the ties that he placed around me.

  Feywalker, the kids are 11, 9 and 5 and are truly in tune with my pagan beliefs. So I will get them to help out with the making of the witches' bottles. I think that will help to empower them and calm some of their fears as well. Thank you for suggesting it!!

  Tanza - I did the meditation/visualization last night, and started cutting the rope. I can tell I'll have to do this several times, that rope is really thick! I had the best sleep that I've had in a long time, last night, and I want to thank you all for that. Without you, my craftster coven,  ;D I don't know what I would do. I will be seeing my therapist on Tuesday, and talking to her about this. We have been working on cognitive therapy, since I've got a medical phobia. I'm allergic to lots of meds, so I don't take anything if I can help it.
 
  Toby- I used to carry a bag of stones in my purse, I need to start doing that again! Any suggestions other than the red jasper? Ronda, you and Shade need to get out here! I want to make another trip to the Scratch Patch and you HAVE to come with!!

  Time to finish my coffee, take a shower and hit the store for a few great bottles and some craft supplies!

Blessings and love to all
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 30, 2009 10:38:21 AM
  Toby- I used to carry a bag of stones in my purse, I need to start doing that again! Any suggestions other than the red jasper? Ronda, you and Shade need to get out here! I want to make another trip to the Scratch Patch and you HAVE to come with!!
OOOOOOoooOOo A  trip Ronda Knows Im game hehehe...and whats the scratch Patch>???
And Hun.... when it come to the stones...I guess you'll be getting more than a card from me for Ostera  *Smiles*


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on January 30, 2009 11:00:09 AM
I've missed most the discussion here and I should flip back and see what's going on, but I've always found that burning a picture or a love letter or something is a good way to let go of negativity.  I am not as deeply into my crafty practices as many of you are, I mostly go purely on intuition (I am an Aquarius) but there's something both destructive and purifying about fire when you want to get rid of something.  I like to think that the fire burns through the negativity and releases energy into the air.  I'm not sure if that's a "traditional" belief or not, but it works for me!

Whenever I go thru downtown Madison in the summer, especially, I carry a loaded Nalgene water bottle and call it my State Street Defense system--it wards of both dehydration (being filled with water and ice, of course) and I can really give someone a good whack if they try anything, and because its a Nalgene, the bottle won't break--hurrah!  Never had to use it before (except for drinking, lol) but I like my system.

I could also go into the summer camp pranks for keeping away the nasties, but that's maybe a little more chatter than we need for this swap!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 30, 2009 11:04:48 AM
OOOOOOoooOOo A  trip Ronda Knows Im game hehehe...and whats the scratch Patch>???

Shade and I are invited to Seattle to visit... guess you will have to see if you get invited too  ::)  also depends on if I have something to drive when the weather turns nice enough to drive through the mountains  ::)  

Scratch Patch - something that every town needs! a place that has it's inventory all over the floor! LOL!  ;D  they sell stones - you go in barefoot and look through the stuff and pick out your own stones and fill a bag for a set price - don't that sound fun!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BattleMaidenStudio on January 30, 2009 03:14:28 PM
Just dropping in to say hello to everyone! I've been working working, and crafting some of course too. I'll try to catch up with everyone this weekend.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 30, 2009 05:59:33 PM
The Patch sounds awesome! Can I come too please - I haven't driven cross country in years - I'd love to visit some family genealogy sites while I'm out there.

Have my supplies and need to sit quietly and get started on some ideas I've been thinking about.

Toby - I live in rednecksville and shoot first, ask later is the county motto - along with "is that road kill stew and do you have any Schlitz?"

I've actually used that with a few students - come to my house at night and I shoot first....

I bought my house in town to get away from the midnight doorbell ringing and the trashing of my car and having my front door blocked in by trash. In town it's harder to do that sort of thing - too many eyes.

The joys of being a teacher in a small rural very redneck area. What they've done to me is mild compared to some others. I must say in all the years I've taught I've only been threatened once - had a police escort for a week or so.



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 30, 2009 09:26:37 PM
Toby, you're more than welcome to come out with Ronda and Shade ... anyone that wants to come out and visit will always be welcome! Here is a link to the website that describes the Scratch Patch and has pictures! I found Ronda's stones near the wall fountain. I loved every minute of sitting there in the middle of all the stones and just running my hands thru them.    http://scratchpatchusa.com/

  Also, June 27-28 is the Seattle Pride Parade .. I love going to support and cheer on our wonderful Rainbow Community!  The Solstice Parade should be the weekend prior to the Pride Parade. You should have seen all the nude bicyclists last year! And the floats wheeeeeeee   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZRL_1DiZT4   Youtube video of the Solstice Parade

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 31, 2009 06:47:06 AM
I am not riding a bicycle, thank you, LOL! would be loving a solstice parade though  ;D  I think the more people join us, the more fun it will turn into - remember that song "convoy" LOL!  ;D  we'll get some truckers to roll around us and find us a microbus to drive - decorate it all up...

or maybe my age is leaking out  :-\ 

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 31, 2009 07:03:08 AM
OOOH OOOH OOOOH I wanna come!!! I watched all the parts of the parade on you tube... that looks like SOOO MUCH FUN!!! What an awesome mix of people!! I'm SO jealous!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on January 31, 2009 08:23:10 AM
I'm gonna engage in some retail therapy and go buy suppies today....I'm kinda in the dumps today and need a pick me up (it's my mom's birthday - she passed on when I was very small.)  I will craft some tonight and then do a small ritual to honor her.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 31, 2009 08:58:47 AM
I hope you find that crafting in your Mom's memory helps you thru this!

And here is a little limerick for all of you:

 There once was a druid from Wales,
Who arrived in a suit coat and tails
   The others were nude
   and that spoiled his mood
So go skyclad when all else fails.

By Pythia


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 31, 2009 11:06:25 AM
Luna - bahahahahaha  if I went skyclad, I'd scare the universe!! I sat and watched videos on Youtube last night too lol... I love the solstice parade ... there's a street fair going on in that neighborhood during too!

Ronda - I don't own a bicycle, so I won't be riding either lol  CONVOY!!

Crosswind - I hope your day gets brighter and your mood more mellow. Crafting while thinking happy thoughts of your mom is a good thing. Feel better  :)

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 31, 2009 11:36:46 AM
hmmmm - maybe I should make it a working trip and do readings?

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 31, 2009 12:42:12 PM
Yeah, luckily I don't own a bike either, because I have scary baby stretch marks!  I  would probably make little kids cry!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 31, 2009 12:58:04 PM
Yeah, luckily I don't own a bike either, because I have scary baby stretch marks!  I  would probably make little kids cry!

LOL I am right along with you on that one!! My stomach looks like some odd topigraphical map!! I definitely want to go, but I will CERTAINLY be keeping my clothes on!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 31, 2009 01:01:11 PM
LOL!  Yeah my tummy looks like it has been mauled by a bear!  My OB was nice enough to do my c-section incision way far down so no one will ever see it!  It's such a small hole too!  I can't believe my baby fit through there......ok that's kinda gross....sorry guys!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 31, 2009 01:32:22 PM
HeL Yeah that's a patch I would luv ta go to...but I'd be in there for HOURS ask Ronda I spend almost 3 1/2 hours looking thru totes of tumbled and raw stones in Vermonts And LOVED IT hehehe....

AS far as the bike goes I own one...but prefer to do my own nakkie rituals to myself....unless we're in Greece They love Healthy Folks YaY.
Huggz and best blessings Ta ALL
Toby82


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on January 31, 2009 01:43:26 PM
~Poem~

The MooN is New and sweet,
For time has learned it's keep,
shed not a tear, for fear has past.
And All things are where they need ta be.

Smudge of Sage, Smoke of Grace,
Everything has come ta Peace,
Oh Divine we Only ask,
ta Give us what we need.

~Beata Sint~

A LiL something I chant when I'm clearing my own house's energies and ask for protection.
I hope it comes in good use for you All
~Toby82~


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on January 31, 2009 02:54:36 PM
Thanks Toby

You stretch mark ladies crack me up - we such have a club - we can compare rofl lmao

I am so not riding a bike with or without clothes - I am dangerous on a bike - I take out mailboxes, bystanders, family members, and the occasional car. I wouldn't want to be responsible for hurting a new friend or a complete stranger.
Don't you people have nudity laws? They put a guy in jail for streaking the home football game and the judge gave the toughest sentence he could get away with - heck a drunk driver who killed somebody got less jail time. No nudity in Bradford County PA!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 31, 2009 03:32:13 PM
LOL!  /i don't know about nudity laws in my town, but I hope they're strict!  There is this guy who is exposing himself on one of our highways!  I haven't seen it, but it was in the paper yesterday!  I mean really, a highway?  Don't you think there are better ways to do that?


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 31, 2009 03:34:22 PM
LOL!  /i don't know about nudity laws in my town, but I hope they're strict!  There is this guy who is exposing himself on one of our highways!  I haven't seen it, but it was in the paper yesterday!  I mean really, a highway?  Don't you think there are better ways to do that?

 :o :o :o :o :o Breezy!! And DISTRACTING! Can you imagine driving along... tree tree... car car.. house house... NAKED MAN!!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 31, 2009 04:32:28 PM
Knowing me, I would do a double take and then take the first exit, circle around to make sure I actually saw what I did!  LOL!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on January 31, 2009 04:50:26 PM
That makes me think of the following .....


Yesterday I had a flat tire on the interstate, so I eased my car over to the shoulder of the road, then carefully got out of the car and opened the trunk.
I proceeded to take out 2 cardboard men, unfolded them and stood them at the rear of my car facing oncoming traffic.
They look so lifelike you wouldn't believe it!
They are in trench coats exposing their nude bodies and private parts to the approaching drivers. 
To my surprise, cars start slowing down looking at my lifelike men, and of course, traffic starts backing up.
Everybody is tooting their horns and waving like crazy. 
It wasn't long before a state trooper pulls up behind me.
He gets out of  his car and starts walking toward me.
I could tell he was not a happy camper!

"What's going on here?"

"My car has a flat tire", I said calmly.

"Well, what the hell are those obscene cardboard men doing here by the road?"
I couldn't believe that he didn't know.
So I told him,
"Hellooooo, those are my emergency flashers!"

Bright blessings and don't forget to use emergency flashers!
Shade :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on January 31, 2009 05:03:36 PM
SHADE I snort my cuppa out my nose, not a pretty look for my screen.....

loved it though very good.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 31, 2009 05:51:54 PM
Hahahahahahahaha Shade!! I do love you Woman! I have so many stretch marks on my tummy, that when I finally lose all the weight that I can, I am having a tribal sunburst tattooed around my navel to distract the eye from them LOL!

We have nudity laws, EXCEPT for the naked bike ride .. that is a tradition. So fun to watch .. but I won't participate, unless I lose half of my body! I look like the Venus of Willendorf  ... *falls over laughing hysterically*

Blessings to all

Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 31, 2009 05:58:21 PM
Hahahahahahahaha Shade!! I do love you Woman! I have so many stretch marks on my tummy, that when I finally lose all the weight that I can, I am having a tribal sunburst tattooed around my navel to distract the eye from them LOL!

We have nudity laws, EXCEPT for the naked bike ride .. that is a tradition. So fun to watch .. but I won't participate, unless I lose half of my body! I look like the Venus of Willendorf  ... *falls over laughing hysterically*

Blessings to all

Lisa

It's ok!  I only gained 16 pounds when I was pregnant, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight in a month.  Now, I am at the weight I was when I gave birth.  I don't eat a lot of crap....well, I was eating a lot of fast food.  Eh, I am just not too worried about it.  Well, until the weekend comes because I normally work Saturday and Sunday at Old Navy.  A place where there are a bunch of skinny women talking to me about how they went to the gym for an hour the night before, while I was busy cleaning up poopie and telling a certain someone (give you a hint...not Devin ;)) that it was the biggest poopie I ever saw and I was so proud :P 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 31, 2009 06:16:49 PM
Shade - I laughed so hard I had to share the story, LOL! was good, and am sending it to my sister as a blond joke with a little creative license  ;) 

Toby - thanks for sharing!

Gals - every time I got pregnant I lost so much weight the doctors worried - now I am old and round and wiegh twice what I weighed when I was preggers... sigh - it just sneaks up on you if you aren't careful!

my C-section scar is ugly, the surgeon for the first one was a Korean War vet who could care less about female cosmetics and both the first C-section and the second one were "emergency actions" so they basically ripped and removed at high speed  :P not to mention four or five other surgical scars on my abdomen and other body sections.   :-[  my body is well lived in and shows traces of life all over it - sort of like my living room, LOL!

Progress report - I got something in the mail for my partner - though I haven't finished my plans for the rest of what I am doing for her...

must.... think......... harder..................

Ronda
Brightest of Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 31, 2009 06:19:28 PM


It's ok!  I only gained 16 pounds when I was pregnant, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight in a month.  Now, I am at the weight I was when I gave birth.  I don't eat a lot of crap....well, I was eating a lot of fast food.  Eh, I am just not too worried about it.  Well, until the weekend comes because I normally work Saturday and Sunday at Old Navy.  A place where there are a bunch of skinny women talking to me about how they went to the gym for an hour the night before, while I was busy cleaning up poopie and telling a certain someone (give you a hint...not Devin ;)) that it was the biggest poopie I ever saw and I was so proud :P 


Oh holy Hannah! I just spit water all over my monitor when I read that! I'm still laughing  :D :D  My kids think I'm insane ... they're right you know.. but they don't need to know it!  I don't think Devin would appreciate you telling him that you were proud of his bathroom escapades LMAO

Toby - Love the poem .. I am writing it down for use!

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 31, 2009 06:38:53 PM
I don't think Devin would appreciate you telling him that you were proud of his bathroom escapades LMAO


I wouldn't be so sure of that!

Ronda-my c-section was an emergency one too.  Kayleigh had turned around at the last second and her foot was coming out!  Her heartbeat was dipping and I was sobbing so much that they put me on a sedative the anathesiologist said something to the effect of "You were kinda freaking everyone out so I gave you something to relax".  All the nurses were freaking out and running around and my doctor was saying things like, "I'll make sure to not make a big scar so you can still wear your bikinis"  To which my bitchy pregnant self said, "I don't wear bathing suits-get her out of me"...and I was of course slurring like a drunken prom queen because of the sedative.  Yeah I'm sure I was his favorite patient!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on January 31, 2009 06:54:29 PM
I don't think Devin would appreciate you telling him that you were proud of his bathroom escapades LMAO
I wouldn't be so sure of that!
hehehe

I won't go into any further details on my birthing escapades - don't want to scare future mothers to be...  ;)  or ruin anyones suppers

but BTStars - will say this - doctors don't really remember what the mothers say to them while in labor - it is a defense mechanism that lets them walk back into the room with another one, just like we forget all the pain of childbirth in the joy of our little one in our arms  ;D so we are willing to go through it again later on  :P

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on January 31, 2009 07:45:04 PM
Toby-the poem rocks!
Shade- I nearly peed my pants, thank you for that it was needed LOL!!!

I did pretty good (or atleast I think I did) when it came to being nice while in labor, considering I was there for 24 hours before I even went into labor with them poking and prodding up there trying to get me to go into labor. I just wanted to kill the overly happy and encouraging nurse LOL.(OOOH that was SUCH a good push. GOOD JOB! Way to go!! You can do it, just another one, it's not so bad.... and that over and over in a high pitched cheerleader who is talking to a two year old type voice) She annoyed the @#%* out of me!!! I do know that I was HOT. HOT HOT HOT. They had the AC cranked in the room and I was sweating and carrying on about how I was dying and why couldn't they ATLEAST make it cool in there. HA. Luckily my MIL heard me (thru the door HAHA) and peeked her head in to say that she had won a battery operated fan at bingo and she had it in the car. That fan may have saved my life, and everyone else's life in the room as well! LOL.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 31, 2009 08:06:34 PM
Wow, I feel bad!  It took me 6 hours to get fully dilated and I had an epidural.  I was just overly annoyed by everyone except for Devin (oddly enough).  I would mentally/silently cuss out every nurse who poked and prodded at me and even the ones who just talked to me.  But, I kept telling Devin that I love him and that he was the best person ever.  (Also I thought that the TV being on mute was hilarious!  Probably a side effect from the epidural)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on January 31, 2009 09:15:31 PM
I had two emergency C's .. the first and the last. The last ... Rhiannon was breech with her foot dangling! The first ... Hilary, just didn't want to come out at all. She was 10 days late. Cheyenne was a cakewalk, but Ethan was a nightmare starting with my first appointment. I had a Midwife group *shudders at nasty memory* they sucked! The first midwife that saw me, argued with me about my due date. I was there, chick, you weren't. And asked if I was positive that my husband was the father. Ummmmm guess what I did? I broke her nose! Then demanded that she NEVER get near me again. The idiots let me go 6 weeks over, because of her. I went into labor on July 3rd ... she gave the order to STOP my labor because SHE believed he was premature. I wound up having him on August 13 (Friday) hehehe  and he got STUCK head out for nearly 2 minutes. He weighed in at nearly 11 pounds .. premature my A$$! I was cussing and fussing at all of those idiots in my room. Took a few swings at a couple of em too. LOL Threw up on the Midwife ROFL   Man, that's a story I'm going to tell his all his future girlfriends, that way I hopefully won't have to worry about being a gramma before he's married  ;D

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on January 31, 2009 09:57:23 PM
For those ladies out there that don't have babies yet ... thought I'd tell you that I have four kids, none were c-sections, none were breech ... two came so quickly I didn't even get pain medication - never had an epidural.  Second one I was in the hospital for 47 minutes before he was born, third one I was there for 30 minutes (my contractions were "minimal' and they were trying to tell me I had a bladder infection and wasn't in labor!)  I didn't get any stretch marks except around my bellybutton.  I thought the last one was going to just drop out on the floor but I ended up having to be induced ... but once it was time, I only pushed ONCE and he was out (all were little - not quite 6 pounds each.).  I waddled out for a smoke after three of them within an hour of delivery.  Four kids, not one bad experience ... I have been blessed over and over and over again.  If they weren't so darned expensive I would have just kept on having them!

PS - I'm a nurse and honestly, I guarantee those OB nurses have seen and heard it all - nothing you say will really phase them (at least not seriously so)!  We realize we don't get to see people at their best ...  :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on January 31, 2009 10:24:23 PM
Well, that makes me feel better, because I wasn't mean to the nurses (I figured that they controlled how much vicoden I got!) but I definitely wasn't as nice as I normally am.  I try to go out of my way to be nice to people, just because I have had a crappy job where I was pretty much there just to be yelled at all day.  So, I try to make people feel better. BUT!  When I was hormonal and in pain, I wasn't exactly "perky" LOL!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on February 01, 2009 02:11:09 AM
Well the last Baby I had...Hahaha

NoNo Ill be nice, but I have been in 3 delivery rooms... and the last was horrid with my friend Shanna... when they went to give the epidural they missed and had ta re-poke her again and still got the wrong vertebrae and went numb lung down...almost drowned in her own bile...i know icky... and then when they did the C section her doc was on Vaca and there was 14 other people in the room... and Draven came out inhaling his own secretions, and the damned nurses were just messing around...so i start yelling...they finally cleaned his lungs, then they pour Two BUCKETS of water over Shanna ta clean the wounds.... I mean Buckets...I thought it was mandatory to have sprayers with purified/distilled water in them...
well then they go to close her up and bring out a staple gun....I FLIP OUT AGAIN....Shanna is a BIG gurl Luv her ta death... but any doctor who does staples over STITCHING is a Lazy *@#*, and they just stare at me while proceeding to do it... meanwhile im writting down there names... then they grabbed a second pack of staples....Im like WTF needless ta say she lost 6 litters of blood after they stapled her up...then got a flesh eating bacteria and had ta get 25lbs removed from her stomach...and I never forget that first moment she woke..."I Lost my  Chi...They took it from me"
She no longer has a belly button...
But the other two experiences were great


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on February 01, 2009 07:35:50 AM
Oh wow, some people have had horrible experiences.

My DD was born at home, in a water pool, she had a fabulous birth, it was messy and painful, but she was pink and alert and gorgeous and I held her in my arms as I watched her take her first breath, it was amazing


anyways I just popped in to wish you all a happy imbolc. In Ireland St. brigits day was superimposed on Imbolc, and it is traditional to make st brigits crosses, they are equal armed crosses that you make today and keep in your home as a charm to protect the house all year. Of course the church claims Brigit as an early christian nun....but we know better...

I also have a question, I honour all deities as aspects of the God and Goddess, some of them I work with more than others, in the centre of my house I have a little altar to Kwan Yin as compassion for ourselves is the heart of what I want for us in our homes, she also represents calm and serentity so I like to have her in the physical centre of the house to radiate all of that. On my personal altar in my bedroom, I have Ganesha, as the remover of obstacles, As my room is where I work personal magic.

I need a shrine to hestia for the kitchen as the goddess of the heart and domesticity. But the question I have for you all is what deity would be most appropriate for my craft room.

I have moved craft spaces in my house and had a carpenter in to build me shelves etc and its not finished yet but will be soon and I want a shrine to whatever aspect of the deity represents creativity, joy and the wonderful feelings of lightness that craft brings...Any idea who that should be??

I also need to bring the male divine principle into my home more, Pan and the horned God, so I would like to know if you work with either/both of them, do you honour with images/altar/shrine in your home, where would be the best place (Over my bed????)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on February 01, 2009 07:36:40 AM
I have never had a baby, nor do I want to and I have never been in the room to see someone give birth.  I've never even seen puppies or a foal being born.

I do have stretch marks, though, on my tummy and breasts for sure, I don't think you can wear a size 18 or have DDD boobs without stretch marks!  They don't really bother me, though because anyone can get them.  I know a girl who is 6 ft 2, a size 2 and has them because I think she just got too tall for her skin, lol.

I am getting some stuff off ebay for the large, I have a few smalls done and I think I've decided the medium.  I may have to consult with my belly dance instructor about a few stylistic things for Ms. Saturn, but we'll see.  I'd better get crafting more!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 01, 2009 07:47:24 AM
OH Toby I'm glad your friend was ok after such an awful experience!!! If I had been in your posistion I wouldve been yelling at doctors too!!

Edel- Minerva - (Pallas Athena) Goddess of intelligence, creativity, wisdom, domestic skills and handicrafts. she invented weaving when pitted against Mars in battle. (She wove across his path, and he ran right into it.) She sounds like a good one for a craft room!! There's also a few others that have aspects of inspiration and creativity, but this was the only Goddess I knew of that had something to do with crafting!
I too need more male representation. I do have a few Greenmen about. Mom just got me a leaf that has a male face in it to hang. It's all shiny bronze goodness :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 01, 2009 08:25:48 AM
Well the last Baby I had...Hahaha

NoNo Ill be nice, but I have been in 3 delivery rooms... and the last was horrid with my friend Shanna... when they went to give the epidural they missed and had ta re-poke her again and still got the wrong vertebrae and went numb lung down...almost drowned in her own bile...i know icky... and then when they did the C section her doc was on Vaca and there was 14 other people in the room... and Draven came out inhaling his own secretions, and the damned nurses were just messing around...so i start yelling...they finally cleaned his lungs, then they pour Two BUCKETS of water over Shanna ta clean the wounds.... I mean Buckets...I thought it was mandatory to have sprayers with purified/distilled water in them...
well then they go to close her up and bring out a staple gun....I FLIP OUT AGAIN....Shanna is a BIG gurl Luv her ta death... but any doctor who does staples over STITCHING is a Lazy *@#*, and they just stare at me while proceeding to do it... meanwhile im writting down there names... then they grabbed a second pack of staples....Im like WTF needless ta say she lost 6 litters of blood after they stapled her up...then got a flesh eating bacteria and had ta get 25lbs removed from her stomach...and I never forget that first moment she woke..."I Lost my  Chi...They took it from me"
She no longer has a belly button...
But the other two experiences were great

Oh my goodness Toby!  That made me want to cry.  That must have been horrifying.  I am sure that Shanna appreciated you being there for her and being her voice.  I know that when you are on the table you don't know what is going on.  I know with me, Kayleigh came out and wasn't breathing for 15 minutes.  I had passed out right after they got her out, though.  I remember my last words before passing out were, "Why isn't she crying?"  I had forced myself to stay awake until I could hear her cry.  I was stubborn about that, but I just couldn't make my body stay awake any longer.  When they took me into the recovery room, Devin went to say goodbye to me and I guess my eyes flew open and I was wide awake for a second-completely surprised the  nurse.  When I woke up in the Recovery Room, I was alone and I couldn't move-I thought I had died.  When a couple nurses came in, they started talking to me and I was so relieved to know I was still alive.  Then began the 2 hours of constantly asking where Devin was and where the baby was.  The nurses were saying that they were surprised I was awake because of all the medication that was in me.  I just wanted to hear my baby cry.  Once I had her, I went back to sleep for hours!

It must have been pretty hard on Devin, though.  When he came out to tell everyone I was ok and the baby was ok, my mom and dad could tell that he had been crying (my mom automatically thought I had died).  I can't imagine having to be in there when things are going out of control and your partner (or in your case, your friend) is not really there.  I think you did a great job. 

If I ever get pregnant and Devin wont be able to be at the birth-I am buying you a plane ticket to California!  A girl always needs someone like you in the delivery room to either A)Translate the crazy hormone talk or B)Speak up for her needs!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 01, 2009 08:34:27 AM
Edel-Be careful not to put Pan's altar in your craftroom!  I did that once!  I love Pan, he is such a little mischievous deity though!  When I had him in my craftroom, I would make all these clumsy mistakes!  Like my Mod Podge slipping off my desk (when I wasn't even in the room!), some craft supplies getting lost on my desk!  I still haven't found my favorite sheet of stickers!  and I have cleaned multiple times!  He must have liked the stickers more!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on February 01, 2009 08:43:35 AM
Minerva that would be good. My sexy BF bought me a little ceramic owl at christmas and so that would be good too. I also have a strong personal affinity to Bacchus and Ariadne, and the whole weaving/spinning/spider/labyrinth aspects have resonance for me. BTStars...thanks for that. I can imagine it'd be like inviting Loki in to stay

I have just caught up on all the pages of this swap> I havent been posting much as my craft room is out of action. So to catch up

I am a Leo, (sheep) living with my capricorn/aquarian daughter (she was born in capricorn but just by a couple of hours)

Bodhrans, i live in Ireland and if anyone desperately wants one and cant get one, they do sell them here, I have no idea how much they cost, but let me know if you do.

Extra questions

I like to collect: Craft supplies and books, I love sewing and interesting/good (Any!) craft supplies are hard to get here in ireland so whenever I am in a city or different country I always get more supplies, for sewing/paper arts and jewellery making. I also love books.

The animal/insect/arachnid/plant/etc that I think best represents me and my personality would be a: hmm, difficult one, possibly some wierd hybrid of a cat and dog, as I am loyal and faithful, cuddly and yet aloof and a bit of a loner at times...   Of course I want to say something sexy like a big cat, tiger or somethign like that..lol


If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel:  like i had finally dusted!

My favorite words of wisdom are:  I actually cant think of any right now!, but I do live by two maxims, 'Life is short' and "play nice'

I really wish someone would make me a: hmm, a flat (lightweight) shrine to hestia, that I could hang on a cupboard door over my stove. As the stove is really the hearthfire in my house. But that is todays wish...lol I'll think of something different tomorrow..I have a current obsession with shrines. particuarly day of the dead

I can't stand the color/pattern: neons, plaid,

I want to learn how to (make): be consistent, persistent and patient. I have great difficulty in sticking to things that need work day after day. I like things that I can finish in a burst, even if it takes hours and hours and hours.

I am never without a: book, money, keys and phone.

My favorite time of year/holiday is: time of year...anytime sunny, but I have had a spring in my step today as it is the first of spring, even if it is ridiculously cold. Favourite holiday...christmas.

Even tho I'm (an eclectic pagan of sorts) I really don't care for: organised religion and dogma.

Three things I would want to take with me to a deserted island (no you can not pick people):
craft supplies(and tools!), an infinitely large library, radio capable of receiving BBC radio 4

Person I would want to take with me to a deserted island:
Hmm I want to take my daughter but she would need company and a desert island wouldnt be great for boyfriends. So I'll settle for my sexy BF (and a phone to call her!)

My fav food is: All food, anything salty, sweet, chocolaty

I absolutely totally can not stand:  dishonesty, cruelty, meanness,


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 01, 2009 08:45:51 AM
Ok here's my littel take on birth - I have 3 - they were all natural - the first - Luna - took a whole day - I loved my OB (he was killed in a car accident) I said very unpleasant things to my husband though I did so in a semi-normal volume - I pushed for 3 hours and had to have a spinal and forceps. Second came hard and fast - stupid nurse - told my doctor I was a baby and no baby was coming - he stopped to take a shower - I had huge pain and strange doctor hearing the argument came in, took 1 look, threw stupid nurse out, and caught baby as she flew out. Third was too fast and again my doc missed it - had a stranghe woman doc with a face shield on - said i might have goddess knows what - I hated her.
I have stretch marks like train tracks, episiotmomy scars for all 3. Was very good to my second husband about labor and I'd do it all again to get my 3.

My grandmother - Goddess rest her soul - had a hard birthing, they gave her something to relax, and when the doc came in she told him she'd heard his brains were all in his belly lol. Some things never change!!!

I love the emergency flashers!! I had a great laugh!!
Luna lived behind a flasher - he used to go out on the deck and  well you know! He finally went to jail

Life is never dull or boring. We just need to keep our sense of humor on deck

Blessed Be
wind...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 01, 2009 08:50:49 AM
Welcome edel - somehow I missed the whole Phildude and shipping, etc. Phil whewre are you - we haven't heard from you - hoping you are ok!!!

edel you should meet Saor she's swapping in the Chocolate - she's in Ireland too.

Does "edel" have a significance?

looking forward to chatting with you!

Blessed Be
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 01, 2009 09:39:52 AM
edel - I had a whole list of interesting websites I found and lost them so will have to try that over...

here are a couple of them...

http://www.lunaea.com/goddess/contents.html
this one had several Goddesses of creativity listed, but I like the Muses (surprise!) to increase creativity in a persons life

this site mentions Ix Chel
http://www.angelfire.com/va/goddesses/ixch.html

others I remember are Aphrodite, Benzaiten (Japanese version of the Hindu Goddess Sarasvati), and even Brigit though not so much for creativity as for other things  ::)

I know that Northern Native Americans associate the spider as a sign of hard work and the frog as a sign of creativity and abundance

as for Gods to increase the masculine strength in your life I like Pan, though that is a bit like asking Loki to join you for dinner, and Greenman is always popular. I tend to lean towards the Norse Gods but like the quirky ones better than the ones most people think of, like Baldr - who died, but who really liked a good party, LOL!  ;)

I also REALLY like the Shinto Japanese God named Ebisu who is one of the seven lucky gods (and goddesses) that often turn up
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebisu_(mythology)

the websites don't mention it, but one thing I read years ago about Ebisu is that he is known as the "God of Good Luck brought through Hard Work" which just always gave me a giggle! Plus he is associated with fishermen and that makes me happy too. I like fishing, and fishermens stories, LOL!

of course there is always Amun-Ra - I have got to go with the strong ones for the Egyptian pantheon, they are in need of strong leadership and I personally would tend to go with a representative that features the sun to balance my strong affinity to the Moon itself - though for me Isis and Bast always outshine Ra.

hope that was interesting to someone...

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 01, 2009 10:32:33 AM
*****ORGANIZATIONAL POST*****

well - I officially am sending out a plea for an angel for mrs.zeddies!

Phildude sent her package out early, but it has not as yet arrived to mrs.zeddies so I am officially declaring that it is lost in transit and would like to find an angel for mrs.zeddies who has been incredibly patient and not raised a bit of a fuss over not recieving

In fact, she still wants to wait longer, but that isn't fair!

so if anyone would be interested in angeling for mrs.zeddies please send me a PM - she is in the USA and here is part of her entry form:

Do you have any allergies or aversions? nope
Do you have any allergens in your home? I have cats


What is your philosophy/religion/branch/etc.? Ecclectic Kitchen Witch, fairly wiccan with druidic and hindu tendencies, very Universalist
What deity/deities/etc. is/are special to you? Ganesha is very special to me, I also worship the Triple Goddess

Are you ok with tasteful nudity? I'm okay with gratuitous nudity

Do you have favorite colors, stones, etc? I love amythest, purple and green. I love the smell of lavender and sandalwood. I also like plain quartz, it's so useful!


What do you need/want? I would love an altar pentacle. I would also like some jars, I have a ton of herbs stuffed into plastic baggies and I'd like to jar them.

Is there anything you do NOT want? Not really, I'm not picky and I love just about everything!


What kinds of crafts do you do? I crochet, knit, sew, fabric paint like a beast, scrapbook, I'm always learning new crafts to suit my needs!

I hope that someone will find it to their liking to craft for mrs.zeddies
her profile:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=150970

rd 9 thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277513.0
rd 9 gallery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=278742.0

thank you for looking!

Ronda
Bright Blessings!

*****ORGANIZATIONAL POST*****


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 01, 2009 12:01:12 PM
I should maybe add that if you were already in a prevous round of the WWP, then I wouldn't open a new slot on your profile in case you are already doing 5 swaps or want to save a slot, but I don't want anyone to overextend themselves as I want mrs.zeddies to get a nice package!

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on February 01, 2009 01:59:52 PM
I also need to bring the male divine principle into my home more, Pan and the horned God, so I would like to know if you work with either/both of them, do you honour with images/altar/shrine in your home, where would be the best place (Over my bed????
If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel:  like i had finally dusted!

Pan is GREAT I love him...but is best for opening up relationships/Lust....so not good for the crafting area :-).
I work with the norse God Thor ALOT Since he was the leading battler and craftsman of his time... He brings me Exstream Creative energies and over abundance of ideas.... but be careful at times you could be sitting and staring at the wall wondering which idea ta do first LoL.... Just stick a piece of SunStone by the work area as well....and you will fly right through projects :-)

and for coupling I use the greenman/lady Flora-&-Florus,
and/or Fauna/Faunus... Red maiden-&-Pan,
And Ishtar Is one of my fav to use as a universal center altar,

And I LOVE MAYAN culture Kukulcan - Winged God - Feather Serpent has been a personal savior of mine since...well lifetimes :-)
but some get scared..I believe because they believe it means sacrificing humans or animals... When in Fact your self sacrificing Most YOUR PERSONAL  energy in return for knowledge... We have a core shamanic group that practices every month at a Unity Church and we use the Visual effect of dismemberment and having the "God/desse's" eat You as if you were next to them....and in them Taking you In.... You become a part of them and they show All of only what you need to know... Funny thing is Ive had this happen to me in dreams and meditations since i was a kid...But the side effect is no different then a hangover... and you can feel tired for up to 3 days... but in turn...you will have outstanding patience and understanding...not to mention the energy once you fully come back...because it's said when dismemberment happens...it takes a while for the full amount of your energy ta come back...
another,... When I visit Neptune...I travel underwater get eatin by a serpent and am able to see through his eyes and go to what ever time and place in the waters I need ta be... and often end my journey's talking to Neptune getting advice *Note funny thing in my visuals, the serpent burps me out and i stay in this radiant bubble*...When I'm done talking i float to the surface and wash ashore... at the end All worries/pain/doubt/suffering/ or just plain ol ignorance is also washed away...Talk about a revival :-)
When you have time this is an awesome site about the mayan's
http://www.crystalinks.com/mayangods.html

Also Ganisha is good for money...I.use him as a money altar....and connect the energy with my craft altar... that way I can remember the ideas I get while in slumber, Often times... my paintings i must do or jewelry i must make come to me in dreams.
Also: If I were in a totally white room (white walls, floor, ceiling, no doors or windows) I would feel:  like i had finally dusted!
ROFLMAO....Great... I have been complaining about dusting all week and Ronda has been asking this question for Years! and that is by far the Greatest answer... Cause I would Go insane in a all white trapped box...but wow Finally dusted...

Huggz and best wishes
~Toby82~


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on February 01, 2009 03:15:12 PM
 

If I ever get pregnant and Devin wont be able to be at the birth-I am buying you a plane ticket to California!  A girl always needs someone like you in the delivery room to either A)Translate the crazy hormone talk or B)Speak up for her needs!

OOOO I would do it for anyone...I love being in the E>R's and yeah....I cannot sit back and know how a procedure should be done, and then see otherwise... But I have to admit it was great ta feel like i was the one calling the shots... cause the nurses were handling Draven for 2 minutes and I yelled at them ta clean out the lungs, and they were worried about a towel to wipe off his feet... Im like...make him CRY!!!
Meanwhile going over and jumping up and down over the Pretend a Doc's shoulders and telling him how lazy he is... and how We are going to sue him for Malpractice because their techniques were uncanny
Ok....sorry if i scared any future mothers....Just be careful who you choose as a doctor


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 01, 2009 03:36:08 PM
 

If I ever get pregnant and Devin wont be able to be at the birth-I am buying you a plane ticket to California!  A girl always needs someone like you in the delivery room to either A)Translate the crazy hormone talk or B)Speak up for her needs!

OOOO I would do it for anyone...I love being in the E>R's and yeah....I cannot sit back and know how a procedure should be done, and then see otherwise... But I have to admit it was great ta feel like i was the one calling the shots... cause the nurses were handling Draven for 2 minutes and I yelled at them ta clean out the lungs, and they were worried about a towel to wipe off his feet... Im like...make him CRY!!!
Meanwhile going over and jumping up and down over the Pretend a Doc's shoulders and telling him how lazy he is... and how We are going to sue him for Malpractice because their techniques were uncanny
Ok....sorry if i scared any future mothers....Just be careful who you choose as a doctor

I agree about the doctor.  I went off of a friend's advice.  I loved my doctor, but I was just cranky on that particular day.  I feel very lucky to have had doctors and nurses there who knew what they were doing.  I wish you guys luck with the Malpractice lawsuit, because those guys need to be stopped!  That must have been a nightmare.  The staples freak me out, though.  I was held together by glue.  I think I got mad about it at first, but after the pain killers wore off, I was just happy to be held together :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 01, 2009 05:03:36 PM
My middle daughter had a C-section - she hemorrhaged badly but that was the twins - her staples were great and she healed up nicely. She's due any time - she went for her check up and she's 1 cm but she's not due til the end of Feb - little girl is turned and down - I don't think she'll go that far. She's naming her Piper Jade (PJ for short). Her doc said she can go natural or have another c it was up to her. She's thinking natural - we'll see.

Blessings and loving breezes
windoverireland



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 01, 2009 05:14:55 PM
My middle daughter had a C-section - she hemorrhaged badly but that was the twins - her staples were great and she healed up nicely. She's due any time - she went for her check up and she's 1 cm but she's not due til the end of Feb - little girl is turned and down - I don't think she'll go that far. She's naming her Piper Jade (PJ for short). Her doc said she can go natural or have another c it was up to her. She's thinking natural - we'll see.

Blessings and loving breezes
windoverireland



That is so exciting!  I love the name too!  Well, in just a couple weeks you're going to be a grandma again!  You said you had 5 grandchildren right?  Yay!  I'm so excited for you and your daughter!  You and Luna have to keep us updated on everything!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 01, 2009 05:40:49 PM
sure will - this will be #6

I have Brendan age 12, Emily age 5, Aodhan and Cordelia age 3, and Strider age 16 months and Piper Jade on the way!!!!

I talked to mommy and she's have mild contractions - we'll see how it goes!

Have a great week all - seems I'll need that private island for all my grandkids lol

Blessed Be
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 01, 2009 09:34:31 PM
sure will - this will be #6

I have Brendan age 12, Emily age 5, Aodhan and Cordelia age 3, and Strider age 16 months and Piper Jade on the way!!!!

I talked to mommy and she's have mild contractions - we'll see how it goes!

Have a great week all - seems I'll need that private island for all my grandkids lol

Blessed Be
windoverireland

I am so excited!  You will have to post pics of the new grandbaby!  Ugh, I feel so dumb when it comes to baby names!  I came up with 1 baby name for a girl and 1 baby name for a boy and they were both shot down!  Of course, I love the name Kayleigh, but I also love the name Rowan (girl) and Jagger (boy).  If I ever get pregnant again, I am going to name the baby one of those names!!  Not to mention share the hormones with you guys :D  I'll come here to cry every night about how Devin isn't listening to what I am saying.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 01, 2009 09:49:27 PM
And we'll be right here listening to you and telling you what a nugget Devin is for not listening to you! LOL   I love the names Rowan and Jagger!  Congrats Wind! I love babies .. it's why I've had 4 myself lol  ... and if I could pull it off .. I'd have another one. I love the name Piper it's one of my favorites.

Hugs everyone

Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on February 02, 2009 02:46:09 AM
windoverireland Thank you for the welcome, this group is great, very friendly and welcoming, Edel is my given name and apart from that has no other significance. It is a relatively young name only goes back in that form less than 100 years, it is fairly common here in ireland.

RhondaS those links are great, the muses of course..*doh*

and Toby82 *double doh* of course I should be working with images of the male and female deitys together as lovers. I noticed sometime ago that all of the artwork I have on my walls tends to be of solitary females (and I wondered why I found it hard to attract a SO) at the time I worked completely with the Goddess, but then I realised that I needed balance, and so have started to appreicate and consider the God more....to say that I have been working with the God would be too strong, but it is something that is calling me, but I want to look at the aspects of the balance of the two, so of course both!

and thanks for that tip about the sunstone, I am often paralysed with too many things I want to do, but unable to start any of them, so it would be good to have something to assist with that.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 02, 2009 04:05:31 AM
Edel is a beautiful name - I'm alittle unsure of what it sounds like - especially- with a wonderful Irish brogue.
It's always tough to name children when all the family gets involved. I love "Kayleigh." It's a great spelling variation too. Being a teacher I get to see so many. Right now Aiden, Caiden, Jaiden and Haiden are all popular. I'm glad Aodhan wont have to worry about too many people having his version. We thought the Gaelic spelling might give a few people a run for their money lol.
Cordelia is so unique that I've only met a Cornelia and she's in her 60's. I doubt Cordi or Delia as her brother calls her will have to worry about repeats.
I have classes where I have multiples of the same name - it becomes a challenge!

Strider got his from "The Lord of the Rings trilogy." "James" - his middle - is a fairly common name in the family.

Brendan took the longest for me to get the spelling and say correctly - too many Brandon's around! Emi is great I have 1 teen this ear and there is 1 other in our building.

When I named Luna - Jessica - that year and for several after was the most popular name - consequently she went through shcool with more than she could count. I wanted to name her Autumn Lee but my husband had a coniption fit.

JoAnna was as close to my sister-in-law as I would let that husband get - yuk! I wanted Johanna but everyone pronounced the "H" so i dropped it.
Demitria is named after her greatgrandmother. It was finally the first naming I was happy with and she certainly doesn't have to worry about others with her name. Thank to Demi Moore the nickname works too.

Have a great day all
Blessed Be
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: kstaron on February 02, 2009 04:27:02 AM
Toby- great poem, I'm so using that today.

Shade - nearly fell of my chair laughing so hard..emergency flashers. I'll have to remember that one.

And since everyone was sharing pregnancy stories:  My was blessedly easy. Water broke at a nice reasonable time just as I was getting up for the day. Got to get a shower and get dressed and stop by McDonald's on the way to the hospital.  The doctors were a bit overly fussy and kept suggesting medication to move things along.  Never needed it though.  Mostly there was no pain, though I had an extending pushing phase cause I didn't really have the whole push thing down and my lovely little Sprout was a touch tilted in the canal.  She was born 13 hours after my water broke, I didn't need an epidural or other meds and other than the epistitomy scar the birth was absolutely perfect.  After the delivery I called my mom to tell her she was a Grandma.  I was so chipper and normal sounding she thought I was joking at first.

And status report:
Large:done
Med done
small done
small done
extra:done
Extra:planned but not started



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 02, 2009 09:17:53 AM

And status report:
Large:done
Med done
small done
small done
extra:done
Extra:planned but not started



Hate to sound like your mom ;) but!  Are you kidding?!  Oh my goodness, I haven't made anything yet, but my house is officially cleared out of that icky smoke smell left by my in-laws who visited.  Soooo, now I am testing a technique out before I make the actual thing. But, my last proto-type has been made and I am ready to start the actual part of the thingy-ma-jig.  ;)

Wind-yeah, Devin came up with the spelling for Kayleigh's name.  It's actually the right way to spell it, but somewhere down the line, people got lazy and spelled it Kaylee or Caylee.  I'm happy with it, I think it just fits her.  BUT!  Next baby is being named by me!  LOL!  Watch, I will come up with something complete common and every other baby will have that name!  I LOVE the name Jaiden too!  Jade was another girl's name I came up with.  But Devin said that there was a mean girl on America's Next Top Model named Jade.  Hmmmmm, just came to a realization.  Why the heck would he know that?


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on February 02, 2009 10:49:55 AM
My first child was pretty nice for me to deliver.  My water broke while babysitting my bothers over night at my Mom and Dad's house.  Mom and Dad were taking my sister to catch a plane to the Bahamas and decided to stay in Chicago for a couple days, so my ex-husband and I stayed at my parents.  My water broke at 2:26am and I decided to wait until I got my brothers off to school before I took to 2 hour drive to my hospital (insurance reasons).  On the way I got hungry for a BK chicken sandwich but it was still too early so we stopped in at his mother's home.  We got there and my ex-MIL freaked, yelling at me to get to the hospital ..so we left as soon as Burger King started serving lunch.  Got to the hospital and I just walked and sat around waiting for something ..anything to happen.  (Mind you my ex was so nervous he ran into my mom and (step***)dad's second car in the drive at home and then into the parking ramp wall at the hospital ...all with my sister's car!)  The doctor finally decided that I was too calm and that is why the baby wasn't ready to make a show ..so petocine it was.  It still took a while and my family and his family all showed upt o the delivery room with Hardees and music and were literally dance and singing and eating and have a grand ol' time.  We are talking ...My mom and dad, the ex's mom, dad, uncle, 2 sisters and his brother in law ... and my husband didn't do anything to stop it and neither did the nurses ...in fact the nurse brought in folding chairs and explained only 12 people could be in the room to witness the birth ... TWELVE!?!?!  WHAT THE HECK?!?!?!?  Needless to say his entire family left before the actual birth at 23:24 ..but still what where they all thinking.  They made fun of me and everything ... I have never let any of them live it down and I made my step dad video the birth (payback's a bitch).  So anyway the labor was sort of long but very easy and I did it with no meds.  That gave me Raymond Charles II ... I told my ex he could name the boys but absolutely no Jr ... so he named him the Second ... egotistical dumb butt he was ... so I call him Rayc pronounced race.

Now my daughter gave me fits from a couple months along .. had to get a medical leave from work but was never put on total bed rest ....thank the goddess!  When the time came I call my DH at work and told him not to work late because the baby was coming sometime that night since I was having contractions about 5 minutes apart.  He came home a couple hours later and by this time the contractions were about 2 minutes apart but I was craving McDonalds ...so of course we stopped there for dinner ... I told my DH he would really be happy if he got something in his belly because it might be a long night for him.  My brother's GF called my parents and told them I was in labor *eye roll* ... they close down their karaoke show and rush to the hospital, beating us there.  My sister was going to be one of my coached since she had never witnessed a natural birth ... both of her's were c-sections.  It is like 8:30 at night and I get to the hospital ... my contractions were coming one on top of another and I couldn't even walk ... I mean I would have like 10 seconds in between.  The rushed me up to a delivery room certain that I would be delivering any minute.  I got up there, they brought in all of the warming and weighing machines and started warning them up.  I am still having contraction upon contraction.  The doctor comes in and I see who it is and I tell the nurse *NO WAY is he touching me!!*.  She says he will just be catching the baby and passing her off.  Hours go by, they turn off the warming machines, my contractions are continuous.  The doctor comes in and says he has to break my water bag ... *NO WAT is he touching me!!**  He proceeds to tell me I would ose the baby if he didn't do it right away.  So of course I let him go ahead.  Stupid moronic feeble minded ass ... he hooks my cervix and rips them ... yes I am serious!  I scream and he tells me that it was all in my head it didn't hurt and he leaves.  I am crying from the pain and now exhaustion, I mean I have been having no rest for hours.  The nurse checks me about 30 minutes later and tells me I need to stop pushing because now my cervix are swollen ... DUH .. the doctor has ripped me up!  Hours literally go by and I am still having contractions one on top of another ... I am so tired I am crying  ... I am begging for something to help me relax at least ... anything.  The nurses tell me it is too late and anything they give me with harm the baby.  Finally 3:00AM hits and they tell me they want to try an epidural to help me relax and maybe get some rest .... BUT ... it is very dangerous because it has to be done in between contractions and I am only getting about 5 seconds in between according to the machine ... so they are calling in Dr. Luna one of the best anesthesiologist in the country.  My Aunt (the head of administration) comes and tells me that she would not trust anyone but Dr. Luna because of the gravity of messing up an epidural.  I finally got the epidural, but they weren't sure how it would affect the baby since technically she should have been born.  4:10 am and the doctor comes in ... we need to do a c-section immediately or your baby will not make it.  I ask if I can wait the hour until my doctor comes on duty and I am told ... no the baby will die within the hour if they do not get her out.  So of course I am swept down to the OR and my sister still does not get the witness a natural birth.  I have the c-section and my DH and DD are whisked away and I am taken to the recovery area.  It was wonderful to see a family friend was my personal nurse in recovery.  But my Aunt was there every so often to check up on my too ... I guess it was hours and way longer then an epidural recovery should have taken.  Colleen later told me that she thought I was going to die on her.  she couldn't get my blood pressure up and I should have been dead as low as it was and the epidural was not wearing off.  Anyway ... all in all the doctor was a quack, because I was later told that the baby could have waited, the doctor did nick my cervix and I should never have had to have the c-section ...the doctor was just determined to not get caught messing up.  I wanted to sue ... but all in all my daughter and I were okay and healthy ... besides, my Aunt talked me out of in.  Now I have the ever beautiful Victoria-Anna Caroline whom we call Vanna.  She in named after her Great-Great-Great Grandmother, Great-Great Grandmother, and Great Grandmother respectively.  I wanted to name my first daughter that since I was 9 years old and my DH had no qualms about it. 

If I ever have another boy, he will be named Power Mark-Dean and a girl would go unnamed, as my DH and I can never agree on another girl name.  Good thing I will most likely not be having more kids :'(.

***NOTE I look at my step dad as my dad or daddy and my bio father is just my father...he was never there for me ...in fact swore up and down for years that I wasn't even his~***


Bright blessings!

Shade :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 02, 2009 11:06:15 AM
Shade-WOW hunny! I would have wanted to sue as well! What in the world was he thinking????? You were obviously right in not wanting that quack to touch you!! Oh that must have hurt so awfully! They didn't nick mine, but they had me all sorts of sore. Since I had been laying there for almost 24 hours with no labor, they were worried I was going to have to have an emergancy c section. And they couldn't get the external monitor to work, so they decided to put in an internal one. My doctor stood back and referred to his collegue, which I wasn't given a choice in really. They just said he's the expert on this he's going to put it in. This man had the bedside manner of a piece of poo! And, what he didn't tell me is while he was putting it in he was going to give me the roughest exam ever to try and force my cervix into dilating and hence starting the labor. It hurt and I was so sore, he was up there for over 5 minutes screwing around. Although I must say, that did work. I started having contractions right before they were going to take me for the csection. The bad part is I was so exhausted by then that it was hard to push. We both got thru it ok though, and I love my little tarzan to death :) :)

And I feel the same way. My biological father was just a sperm donor. My Step Father is my Dad, he's the one that has been there for me.

kstaron- HOLY HANNAH!! You organized woman you!! I can't believe you are almost done!   :o  :o  :o


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on February 02, 2009 11:34:13 AM
Ok... so I am totally clueless on this... what is DD and DH??  I get what they mean, but what does it stand for?


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 02, 2009 11:43:49 AM
Shade-Ok, seriously, I would have killed those people dancing and laughing in the room!  I told the nurses that no one was allowed in my room except Devin.  Later they talked me into letting my parents in the room.  But that was it!  I was so cranky that day that I would have yelled at people if I were pushed!  I would have yelled at that other doctor too!  What the heck?!  If you made a mistake tell us!  I understand some people are sue-happy but you will get in more trouble if you lie.  The nurse who was in charge of me missed the fact that Kayleigh had turned and was now facing head down.  Instead of waiting for a C-section, I should have just had it done.  That's the reason why she had so much trouble breathing at first.  She even apologized for it when I was in recovery.  I wasn't fully aware of my surroundings so when I woke back up again, I was afraid Kayleigh didn't make it or something.  But, I forgave the nurse.  She is only human, and I appreciated her honesty.

Jenna- DH means Dear Husband and DD means Dear Daughter :) When I first got on Craftster I was so confused by that!!  At first I thought it was some sort of tool or something!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on February 02, 2009 01:02:18 PM
Ahhh!! Thanks for letting me in the loop!!!   :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 02, 2009 01:20:34 PM
Ahhh!! Thanks for letting me in the loop!!!   :D

:P it's cool :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 02, 2009 01:23:35 PM
*****ORGANIZATIONAL POST*****

a big thank you to Frosty772
for being an angel for mrs.zeddies in WWP 9!

and thank you to everyone who volunteered!


Ronda
Bright Blessings!

*****ORGANIZATIONAL POST*****


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 02, 2009 01:35:01 PM
ok you guys - we got to stop scaring all the not yet moms and dads so if we can tone that down a tiny bit it would be good...

anyone got a happy preggers story? I will start -

my sister, my aunt and I were all preggers at the same time and we all lived in the same town, and we all went to the doctor together 30 miles away (aunt drove so it was the three of us in the same car going to the same doctor in the same office, all at once)

of course - we then all went to the Pizza place right after since we didn't eat before, and I have to say that we were quite a sight! Can you imagine? three women out to there preggers and all of us hormonal as can be, descending on the salad and pizza all you can eat bar?

It was great!

Toby - so you know, that was Heath I was preggers with, and my sister's Crystal and my uncle Elwood's wife with their oldest! the three of them were born within a two month time frame, it was amazingly wild times!

My aunt got all nesting and what not when she was preggers and we all painted her bathroom green - I swear to all there is, she got stuck under the tub and laid there laughing like mad looking like a frog covered in green paint! it was hilarious and I think all three of us peed ourselves that afternoon we laughed so hard, LOL! It was the only time that that sister and I ever got along! I remember it with great fondness.

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on February 02, 2009 02:25:32 PM
Three pregnant ladies at the pizza buffet?  I think i'd run like hell! LOL  Ronda, I'm willing to bet you probably stabbed someone for the last breadstick  ::)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 02, 2009 02:55:08 PM
Ok funny pregnant story - I was late with Luna - 28 days late!
Mom says I should get out and let's go for a ride - so off we go in her cadillac with leather seats that she has polished with armorall - she takes me out on the bumpiest roads she can find and I'm slipping and sliding all over the car. I have a dress on and I'm trying to hold on for dear life - finally I yell stop - pull over - let me out! She's now laughing so hard she can't drive and I'm madder than an old wet hen. After she was done laughing she drove me home calmly - I still had to hold on and I didn't have the baby!

My grandmother - bless her soul - said wait till the next moon phase - she was right -I had her in my own good time all 9 lbs 8 oz of her! Goddess she was beautiful with black hair and brown/black eyes (she still does!) My first 2 daughters never had the dark blue baby eyes - they were both black hair and the black/brown eyes - Jo's lightened up to chocolate but not her hair. My third has green gold and brown colored eyes and medium brown hair. No one got my blue green eyes. They all have my mother's procelain doll complexions.

Next funny preg story - my second husband got so excited about Demi ( he was 49 when she was born) that he drove me to the emergency room, got out, and ran into the hospital without me. He blushed so cute when he came back to open the door and help me out.
I remember waking up after midnight - she had been born at 6:30 pm and he had had to leave to deliver a hazmat chemical load - he had come back - the nurses snuck him in - and he had scooped her up from the baby baker and was sitting in the dim light rocking her. I remember thinking it was all okay and went back to sleep.

I was subbing at the local high school while pregnant and I worked right up to my due date - there was some concern about my having her at school and I had a male student who informed me he was an EMT trainee and could deliver my baby if I had an emergency - NO WAY JOSE! I'd have ran across the street to the hospital before I let a student in my crotch! YUK!!!

Happy pregnancies to all
wind...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 02, 2009 03:13:59 PM
Three pregnant ladies at the pizza buffet?  I think i'd run like hell! LOL  Ronda, I'm willing to bet you probably stabbed someone for the last breadstick  ::)

I think I would have to agree!!

I have a funny preggers story.  Hmmm, which one to tell?

Ok, it's not a big secret that Kayleigh was an oopsies-baby.  A beautiful, best-thing-I've-ever-done-in-my-life type of oopsies.  Well, I was really sick and I said it was the stomach flu.  So, I stayed home from school (college) and eventually had to drop out of my classes.  I mean I was sick.  I lost 10 pounds in 2 months.  On one of those days I cleaned the bathroom and found an old pregnancy test.  Devin and I hadn't been intimate for a while and (sorry sweetie!) I didn't really see anything like that going on.  So, for fun I took the test.  It came back positive and I thought "Oh, positive, that means I'm not pregnant" I thre the test in the trash and went on my way.

Well, I guess that night Devin saw the test.  He didn't talk about for a couple days and then one night he brought it up.
"Soooo, sweetie.  Do you have something to tell me?"
"No, why?"
"Ummm, I found a pregnancy test in the trash"
"OH!!  I took a pregnancy test the other day and it said I wasn't pregnant"
<pause>
"No, the test said you were pregnant"
<insert very big argument that I can't quite remember how it went, but it ended something like this:>
"Look, Devin, I'm a girl and I think I'm a little more equipped to read a pregnancy test-thank you very much!" (said in a VERY snarky tone, of course)

So, fast forward another month.  I am STILL sick (like throwing up in the toilet sick) and just getting sicker.  When my mom found out, she drove to my house and through me in the car to go to the doctor.  When we got to the appointment, I told the doctor all my symptoms and he said they were going to do two tests one for mono and one pregnancy test.  I freaked out!  
"I don't have to pee right now, just do the mono test!"  

So, the poor urgent care doctor did as he was told.  He did the finger prick and we waited...and waited...and waited until finally a nurse came in with a bottle of water.  Grrrrr.  So I downed the thing and then forced myself to pee in the cup and went back to the room.  I was there for like 30 seconds and the doctor came in and said, "Congratulations, you're pregnant!"  my mouth dropped and I was shocked.  I wasn't devastated or sad, just very, very shocked.  When the doctor left I looked over at Devin who had a smirk on his face.  

I just glared at him and said, "Don't say a word!"


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 02, 2009 03:20:52 PM
Hey - you stuck by your guns! And when a woman's pregnant she's right! lol rofl lmao

BT you are the best!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 02, 2009 03:31:04 PM

Next funny preg story - my second husband got so excited about Demi ( he was 49 when she was born) that he drove me to the emergency room, got out, and ran into the hospital without me. He blushed so cute when he came back to open the door and help me out.
I remember waking up after midnight - she had been born at 6:30 pm and he had had to leave to deliver a hazmat chemical load - he had come back - the nurses snuck him in - and he had scooped her up from the baby baker and was sitting in the dim light rocking her. I remember thinking it was all okay and went back to sleep.


Awwww, I cried when I read that!

Yeah, when we got into the sonnogram appointment (less than a week later...everything went so fast at first!) it turns out I was like 10 almost 11 weeks pregnant.  I had my head stuck in the ground for the entire first trimester!  I swear, it's a good thing I don't drink or do crazy stuff!

There was also a girl at work who was preggers at the same time.  We worked at Old Navy (well, we still do) and we'd hang out in the fitting room because it was the only place with a place to sit.  People gave us a hard time because any time they'd come in we were talking about food. She craved mexican food and taco bell...oh and chili cheese fries.  One time she was talking about how good they were and I was craving chocolate chip cookies.  So I thought we can just put them together: Chili Cheese Fries and Chocolate Chip cookies (Yuck!).  I also craved macaroni cheese and butterscotch pudding together.  I never actually ate those but I would have if left to my own devices.  I mostly craved pineapple (a fruit I don't really care too much about) and chow mein (I HATE chow mein!).  I would eat entire pineapples in one sitting!  Devin was sweet enough to get me fresh and not get my canned stuff.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on February 02, 2009 05:13:17 PM
I craved king sized butterfingers ... and they HAD to be king sized for my first one.  My second one I crazed hard pretzels and peanut butter,miracle whip and pickle toasted sandwiches and yes I really did eat them ALL THE TIME ... like 2-3 a day. 

Blessed be!
Shade :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 02, 2009 06:08:55 PM
I craved king sized butterfingers ... and they HAD to be king sized for my first one.  My second one I crazed hard pretzels and peanut butter,miracle whip and pickle toasted sandwiches and yes I really did eat them ALL THE TIME ... like 2-3 a day. 

Blessed be!
Shade :)


LOL For a little while I craved those chocolate donuts with a hole in the middle with rainbow sprinkles on top.  That was hard to find, though.  I found a lot of red, pink, and white...just pink sprinklies.  Apparently, bakeries don't use rainbow sprinkles any more.  Except now I can find them everywhere.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 02, 2009 06:35:06 PM
oh - when I was preggers I shared  ::) 

Really...

My youngest, I had split with her dad by the time we were to go to the delivery (third C-section, scheduled, no complications, easiest thing I ever did!) but I let him come to the delivery because they said he could. On the condition that he would pretend to drive me there and then pretend to drive me home since they wouldn't let me leave without a ride. I actually drove myself in to the hospital parking lot, parked, got in his car and drove up to the door with him.

When I left, he drove me down to my car, we moved the carseat into my car and I drove myself to my parents home where I was to stay for a few days - though he followed me quite close, LOL! He made sure we got into the house and then left as requested.

most polite I had ever seen him.  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: kstaron on February 02, 2009 06:42:13 PM
heh, heh, It's not that I'm organized, more like I'm obsessed.  I dream craft sometimes, and when the ideas are running through my head a mile a minute it's easier to just go to the craft room and knock out a project than toss and turn in bed. 

I've got a cute preggers story...Since I had gestational diabetes (not the cute part) I had to get monitored twice a week, where they'd hook me up and I got to listen to the Sprite's heartbeat for 20 minutes.  so I get to hear the swish swish of her heart beat, and then there was this little pop,  swish swish, swish swish, pop.  My little baby had the hiccups in utero!  I got to save the little sheet that came off the machine recording it all.  Poor thing gets the hiccups at the drop of a hat.

I craved salty food, mexican and thai. All the things that my husband just adores but I'm  just average about.  Baby takes after him in so many ways.   


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 02, 2009 07:07:17 PM
I alwasy craved Pepsi, Hershey bars, and Corn Pops (back then they called them Sugar Pops) - with a big dose of pizza and spaghetti every so often, and soft serve ice cream cones (which I am not supposed to have)...

hey - that is what I crave now that I am menopausal!   :o 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 02, 2009 07:15:42 PM
heh, heh, It's not that I'm organized, more like I'm obsessed.  I dream craft sometimes, and when the ideas are running through my head a mile a minute it's easier to just go to the craft room and knock out a project than toss and turn in bed. 

I've got a cute preggers story...Since I had gestational diabetes (not the cute part) I had to get monitored twice a week, where they'd hook me up and I got to listen to the Sprite's heartbeat for 20 minutes.  so I get to hear the swish swish of her heart beat, and then there was this little pop,  swish swish, swish swish, pop.  My little baby had the hiccups in utero!  I got to save the little sheet that came off the machine recording it all.  Poor thing gets the hiccups at the drop of a hat.

I craved salty food, mexican and thai. All the things that my husband just adores but I'm  just average about.  Baby takes after him in so many ways.   

Awwww that's cute!  I never got to hear any hiccups, but man did I feel them!

Ronda-I found out about the soft serve ice cream when I was 9 months pregnant by reading one of those pregnancy books WHILE I was at an ice cream place eating soft serve ice cream.  Oopsies!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 02, 2009 09:11:12 PM
I had some weird cravings ... with Hilary  it was Cherry laffy taffy and taco doritos ... together LOL ... With Cheyenne I craved McRib sandwiches and doritos with mustard. With Ethan it was choc covered strawberries and chinese food, and with Rhiannon, it was mangoes, pineapple and watermelon ALL the time. With all 4 of them, I craved Dr. Pepper ... and anyone that knows me really well, knows I LOATHE soft drinks with a passion. I drink water and coffee flavored water LOL! So, if I grab a Dr. Pepper, go buy a pregnancy test and a bag of diapers LMAO!

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 02, 2009 09:57:55 PM
I craved pineapple ALL the time!  I wanted it day and night!  I would even drink the juices if bought in can form (which, again rarely ever happened).  On my last day of work some people came in with cans of pineapple, though.  LOL Ashley (the other girl who was pregnant at the same time said she brought me a can of pineapple but couldn't help herself and ate it right before I got there!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 02, 2009 10:03:24 PM
Is there a problem with soft serve ice cream and pregnancy?!  That's exactly what I craved with my third one ... I would drive out to one particular place and get a super large chocolate soft serve cone and a chocolate covered banana to go.  My other two kids loved it since that meant they got to go for ice cream several times a week!

My first one I craved strange things ... I could eat a whole jar of green olives, then drink the left over juice in the jar.  Then I went through a phase of needing to go out to a restaurant for green jello and cole slaw.  I couldn't get enough.  And that's all I would order ... my people thought that was so gross!

My last one was strange because I didn't know for sure I was pregnant until four months.  I skipped a period, took a test that came back negative, then got a period.  I was convinced it was just stress, but my tarot card reader said I was having a baby and of course, she didn't know anything about the circumstances at the time.  I got another negative test the next month.  I was four months pregnant before I actually got a positive test result and started feeling pregnant.  No sickness at all ... but I've been very lucky all four times!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on February 02, 2009 10:34:05 PM
Just checking in. I feel better but not 100% better. I have been taking it easy, real easy! I have gathered supplies and need to come up with ideas. I have a few, just need to map them out. :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 02, 2009 10:40:00 PM
Is there a problem with soft serve ice cream and pregnancy?!  That's exactly what I craved with my third one ... I would drive out to one particular place and get a super large chocolate soft serve cone and a chocolate covered banana to go.  My other two kids loved it since that meant they got to go for ice cream several times a week!

My first one I craved strange things ... I could eat a whole jar of green olives, then drink the left over juice in the jar.  Then I went through a phase of needing to go out to a restaurant for green jello and cole slaw.  I couldn't get enough.  And that's all I would order ... my people thought that was so gross!

My last one was strange because I didn't know for sure I was pregnant until four months.  I skipped a period, took a test that came back negative, then got a period.  I was convinced it was just stress, but my tarot card reader said I was having a baby and of course, she didn't know anything about the circumstances at the time.  I got another negative test the next month.  I was four months pregnant before I actually got a positive test result and started feeling pregnant.  No sickness at all ... but I've been very lucky all four times!

yeah it's some sort of bacteria that hangs out in the machines or something.  I am embarassed to say that even though I knew I wasn't allowed to eat it-I kept eating it.  Can you blame me though?  It was a heat wave, I was huge, my feetsies were swollen (even though at the time I swore they weren't), and I was living with my mother (a woman who admitted today that she doesn't like me).  I needed my ice cream and I needed it right then!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on February 03, 2009 02:34:50 AM
Ok I have held off with my birth stories but I might as well spill.

first birth was horrid 49 hours, 30min before she was born they gave me pethidine( which made me hallucinate the first time) without checking how dialted I was,they broke my waters, she was born 4 lb 8 oz a perfect little doll that promptly stopped breathing the pediatrician walked in and whisked her away to ICU in a humidy crib with oxygen......Deliver doctor was awesome she stayed 3 hours after shift change because she knew I hated male doctors......my angel, whom we were told was going to die.....came home at 11 days, promptly ended up with reflux colic and allergic to milk and soy products......she's no 15 and a PITA....but we love her, we called her Stephanie

next one was a breeze 3 hour labour I wanted to go home 45 mins later but they talked me into staying..... so fun that when they put him onto the scales to weigh him he promptly peed, straight up into the sir and into his open mouth twice...... he got Jordyn(argued with FIL about how to spell it he told me I got it wrong  >:( ) John after my dad's middle name and Edward after DH, Step dad and FIL middle names.... he weighed 6lb 8oz

my last there was no way I was going to the hospital it looked like a morgue so I opted for a home birth, at 3 weeks I had an ultrasound and the damn doctor told me it was not a viable pregnancy because there was no yolk sack.........My doctor did one 2 days later and pronounced there was an echo could it be twins? alas she hid the whole time till 14 weeks when she died and was absorbed by her bro......his birth was a breeze, I took to the shower and floated away on a calm body of dark water with the moon glistening over head, then his head dropped. I punched the wall and screamed "GIVE ME DRUGS" my midwife and hubby were watching footy in the other room when she turned to him and calmly stated " That's our Que"  My hubby delivered our little man he was 8 lb, and the only 1 I breast feed I watched a lot of walker Texas ranger at the time I was preggers with him and asked which combo his sibs prefered " Conor Cordell" or Cordell Conor Edward which he ended up with, we make sure that all the kids knew about Bonnie Marie His twin she lives in our hearts.
I lost another angel 12 months later called "Imogen" freakily enough a few years back I was researching names and "Imogen" mean last surviving Daughter.....

I would home birth again in a min it was awesome.

Good thing I had my incubator removed due to mechanical failure or I'd have a house full and still be going.......I must be to only woman alive that misses not have her periods miss 15 thinks I am nuts.....


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 03, 2009 04:35:31 AM
Tanza  I agree with your daughter.
I am in chronic pain for 2 weeks -over the time of mine and they are getting worse.
Feels like hot knives are doing their best to get me.
I'd almost welcome menopause - and i'm only 22! lol

Anyways...
I'm progressing - have a large still incubating ( ::))
thinking it might drop 2mr night (lol now i'll stop :P)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 03, 2009 07:19:24 AM
WoW of all the things I was told not to eat, no one told me about the soft serve ice cream! Luckily I didn't eat alot of it! I did the green olive thing while I was pregnant (that is when I wasn't puking my guts out.) And I didn't like green olives before I was preggers.... now I can't get enough of them!! And chocolate milk. I allowed myself a glass of Dr. Pepper or Pepsi or coffee a week (I gave up all caffiine). And CUPCAKES. Chocolate with chocolate frosting. LOL. I made them constantly. The twins never complained tho, they loved having cupcakes all the time.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on February 03, 2009 07:53:20 AM
When I was preggo with Squishy it was KFC mashed potatoes and gravy, salads, fish then it changed to church's biscuts and lastly (about the time they figured out I was gestational diabetic dang it) it was Sonic's hot fudge sundays (I so didnt' know about soft serve) as I had one almost nightly the last month and I really had to work around the diabetic diet they gave me. 

Progress:
Large: 10%
Medium: 90%
Small: Done
Small: 99% (will take only about a minute to finish)
Extras: Various stages, all began.

Blessings,
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 03, 2009 09:54:28 AM
so many of you are making such progress I feel like I am slacking, though I know that I am not - I have been finishing up stuff for a couple of other things (angel package and other swaps due sooner) but have gotten a couple of things started and the rest are now planned at least!

I didn't know about the soft serve = bad for preggers as it must have been after my time, I am not supposed to eat dairy products due to my infamous allergies which is why I wasn't supposed to have ice cream - but it drew me like a magnet when I was preggers!

Tanza - hugs to you

phnxreign99 - my hubby craves pickle juice when it is hot out because he sweats so much at his job, and it actually helps to restore electrolytes

Luna - I love cupcakes, but am trying to control myself! LOL! like that would work if I didn't have brownies to substitute!

Ronda
bright Blessings all!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on February 03, 2009 10:09:57 AM
I have had a long and wearying day at work, but I just wanted to tell you all about a moment in the journey home, I was thinking about this swap and (still) deciding what to craft for phildude. It was twilight, when I rounded a corner and saw a hare sitting in the middle of the road. Hares always feel like a message from the Goddess for me. In this case that spring is on the way (I am seriously struggling with depression this winter). This is something that I pulled off from the net about Hares (and rabbits)

In many mythic traditions, these animals were archetypal symbols of femininity, associated with the lunar cycle, fertility, longevity, and rebirth. But if we dig a little deeper into their stories we find that they are also contradictory, paradoxical creatures: symbols of both cleverness and foolishness, of femininity and androgny, of cowardice and courage, of rampant sexuality and virginal purity. In some lands, Hare is the messenger of the Great Goddess, moving by moonlight between the human world and the realm of the gods; in other lands he is a god himself, wily deceiver and sacred world creator rolled into one.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 03, 2009 10:23:47 AM
I am done with my large and my medium (which I am very excited about both!) and I'm still thinking on the smalls ... something will come to me.

I saw a hare last year (not a real one, just the image of one out of the corner of my eye) and I have been trying to decipher that message for awhile.  I know it was a message, it's been bugging me ... but I don't think I grasped it.  I'm STILL thinking about it.  I'm off to Sedona next week so maybe when I enter one of the vortex's my psychic abilities will enhance (then again, for me, probably not  :D !)

What are anyone's thoughts on finding feathers ... especially where feathers should not be (I found one at work the other night)?  I always consider those to be a message too, but I haven't taken the time to get peoples ideas on it. 



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on February 03, 2009 11:05:19 AM
I don't know that I've ever gotten an animal message, or if I just get them all the time!  Dogs and cats love me, especially if it's an animal the owners say is skittish or doesn't like people, the animal seems to love me.  Horses, too, are generally quite fond of me.  Mostly I think it's because I speak to the animal on its level, and because I feed them, but I am very popular with cats, dogs and horses.  Not exactly sure that that means in a witchy sense, maybe I'm supposed to follow Athena?

Progress: smalls: done. Other items: I keep debating about what I am going to do.  Am waiting for one item to end on ebay, then I'll have supplies rounded together.  yay!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 03, 2009 01:03:37 PM
Animals can be familiars, spirit guides come to you in animal form, or messengers that bring you information. It is my understanding that they have different meanings for you dependent on the way they come to you.

I don't know a lot about animals  ::)  at least, not as much as I do about rocks, but I do have a book around here somewhere and a deck of animal spirit tarot type cards - DD borrowed it and I don't know where she left it, drat

I have had visitations from some interesting animals - and have lived with some rather unique creatures in my lifetime.

Eagles and hawks tend to visit me with a lot - even going so far as to land in front of my car on the highway making me stop, a HUGE black cat that had to be a jaguar walked into my yard and sat down one time, deer are often coming to see me - one ran in front of my car (not an unusual occurance in Iowa but this was in the middle of the day in the middle of heavy traffic in a residential part of town), beavers are forever turning up around me, a swan landed in our yard and sat there looking at me once when I was a kid for the longest time - or maybe it just seemed like it, the list goes on and on...

I consider these messengers, while those animals I have the greatest affinity for I consider guides

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 03, 2009 02:27:54 PM
I have had bizarre animal visitations as well, but that will have to be another post. I have to go get ready for my very first belly dancing class!! WOOHOOO!!! Wish me luck ladies and gent :) :) :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on February 03, 2009 02:34:34 PM
I am in the process of making a set of animal cards with book right now.

Each animal has a specfic message/meaning to it, BUT as Ronda says that meaning is always a little different for each person.

The best way to decipher the meaning is to a. take the first thing that comes into your head apon seeing the animal
b. ask that animal to come to you in your sleep or a meditation to make clear their message.

Animal guides are personal too, I have 2 a large female wolf and a Dragon curiously both mine are female whilst in life I tended to gravitate more towards the masculine side of my nature, just starting to swing back now lol.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 03, 2009 03:10:25 PM
wise words Tanza!

I have had some transient spirit guides - some that originally came to me and then seperated from me to join one or another of the kids, and some that were with me for specific periods of time in my life when I obviously needed back up or assistance  ;)

but I have had one for as long as I can remember - an angler fish. That odd little blind albino fish that lives in the darkest deeps of the ocean and has a huge mouth full of jaggedy teeth and a itty filament suspended over it's head with a shiny bit on the end...

he has always been there, even before I knew that the sort of fish he was actually exists and what they are named - though I have always known HIS name

there are others that I feel a strong afinity for though none quite as permanent or as strongly as to that fish.  :-\  not a very romantic spirit guide, but consistently there!

I never really thought about why he was my guide, or actually more likely a familiar, and one day Toby told me it was because I never let anything fester in the dark (or some such thing) which made way tons of sense as to why he would be my helper - so sometimes someone else holds the clue as to why a particular guide is important to you - usually because they are looking at it from the outside rather than from inside your head.

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 03, 2009 03:36:58 PM
I am visited by animals all the time: hawks, raccoons (in my kitchen playing with my spice jars), horses on my porch and in my foyer, skunks, bears, oppossums, you name it! I consider myself lucky that they like me. Horses HATE me. Everytime I've ever gotten near one I've been bitten. My mother said I smelled funny to horses. I actually don't much like them - except draft horse I think they're soooo beautiful. I walked one home in the dark after he got out of his pen. He was standing in the middle of an s curve. I parked the car and walked up to him cooing and took hold of his halter. He walked like such a gentleman and then when we got close to the corral he whinnied and I jumped out of my skin!

With my first daughter I craved the smell of pickles. I didn't want to eat them, just smell them!
With my second daughter it was chick fillet chicken, waffle fries and cole slaw and anything with Vinegar.
With the third I was so sick that I lost weight and I didn't crave anything.

Now that I'm menopausal I crave pickles and olives and salad with meat in it.


I'm working on my medium and have supplies for everything else!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 03, 2009 06:43:53 PM
Oh yeah!  Wind you reminded me of something!  I also craved Chef's salad when I was pregnant.  Not just any salad but Chef's salad.

I think my dog is my familiar.  A couple years ago (she must have been like 1 or 1 1/2), I just started living with Devin and his roommates.  On of the roommates opened the door when I was gone and she took off!  She was gone for 36 hours (yes, I counted...she was like my baby!).  I was devastated.  Lola (my dog) is a 3lb chihuahua and we lived in an area with hawks.  On the last night, I came home from work and was playing WOW on the computer and I thought I heard a whine at the door.  I didn't want to look because I thought it was all in my head.  But, I got up to look and she was at the door!  It's crazy that a little dog like that can find her own way home!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 04, 2009 04:19:28 AM
I have had a lot of animals that were MINE - starting very early on, but the one that came to me when I was in middle/high school will always be on my mind.

He was a chihuahua mix of some sort I think, but I will never be sure - right color, little too big to be full blood - turned up sitting at the bus stop one day, followed me home and would not leave. Sat outside crying (not whining, tears in his eyes) until my mom let him into the house. Completely housebroken, followed me everywhere in the house - he would bring in walnuts and hide them everywhere, but other than that he was just there.

then one day he disappeared, went out the door, walked off into the cornfield across the street, looked back at me before he just disappeared into the corn - and never came back  :-\ 

I love draft horses - gentle giants of the horse world! I really miss my horses...

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on February 04, 2009 07:08:13 AM
I love draft horses - gentle giants of the horse world! I really miss my horses...

Ronda
Blessings!

Until one without manners smashes his head into yours as you're trying to put the grain in his bucket!  Now I make sure I yell "Back!" and make him back up before I feed him.  I do that with all the horses, and I have been whacked in the head by others, but something about that big, beefy draft head that just hurts  more than the others!

I see my pony all the time, but haven't been riding because of the cold, it just hurts my already hurting knees too much.  But it's supposed to be 40 degrees for the next week or so, and you can bet yer bottom dollar I'll be out riding!  It should be fun, if she isn't so sassy that she gallops away on me and I take a tumble into the arena dirt and break my new glasses :(  lets hope that doesn't happen!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 04, 2009 08:44:23 AM
I had a draft horse and he was just a big puppy-literally, my mom taught him how to shake (BIG mistake!).  I never got hurt by him.  My paint was a cutie pie.  I loved her!    Even her name was cute: Brown Sugar.  She was constantly stepping on my feet, though.  The horse I had a problem with was the miniature horses!  It doesn't matter how far back I went every single miniature horse I've ever come across have kicked me!  I was kicked by my paint and it didn't hurt nearly as bad as the kicks from all the minis!  They have these sharp point hooves that they can just dig into you!  Ouch!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on February 04, 2009 12:04:57 PM
I had a draft horse and he was just a big puppy-literally, my mom taught him how to shake (BIG mistake!).  I never got hurt by him.  My paint was a cutie pie.  I loved her!    Even her name was cute: Brown Sugar.  She was constantly stepping on my feet, though.  The horse I had a problem with was the miniature horses!  It doesn't matter how far back I went every single miniature horse I've ever come across have kicked me!  I was kicked by my paint and it didn't hurt nearly as bad as the kicks from all the minis!  They have these sharp point hooves that they can just dig into you!  Ouch!

The problem with minis is that people treat them like pets and not like horses, so they learn bad manners very quickly.

Draft horses are usually very nice, and this one is too, he just gave me a big headbutt one time and man!  It also didn't take him long to learn the back command like everyone else.

My mare has never kicked or bitten me.  I have gotten my feet in the way a few times, but she's very sweet and gentle--except the time she got all herd bound and about ripped out my shoulder trying to get back into the field.  But we've worked on that.  Every so often she needs to remember that the human is in charge--I tell her because I pay the bills, I get to decide where we go.  She's good for the vet, farrier and loves small children and even noses the barn cat ever so gently whenever I'm cuddling him while standing by my horse.  I love my girl :)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=189675)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 04, 2009 02:12:23 PM
One of my friends just had a baby today! So excited! So I might be awol for a few days while I snuggle with her and her new munchkin. ::pinches rosy baby cheeks::

Also, progress is going well despite many personal issues that keep seeming to wiggle their way into things. Boys, ugh! But he's taking me to see Coraline to make up for it  :D

Anywho,

Large: 30%
Medium:30%
Small: 30%
Small: planning
Extra goodies and whatnots: bout 75% there

Also, I had a friend who owns a farm with about 12 or so horses. One day a few of us decided to go riding down with her. I got to ride a pony, who was sweet and nice. While I was sitting on the pony, she decided to LIE DOWN in the middle of the small arena. She almost crushed my leg but luckily I jumped off her. My friend says that the pony used to be one of those kiddy ride ponies (ya know on a rope and walk in a circle?) and it would get lazy and lie down from time to time if she wasn't constantly moving......  :o



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 04, 2009 02:17:09 PM
Ah horse lovers - i had a girlfriend whose stalls were cleaner than her house and she fed her horses better than her husband! lol may explain why they didn't stay married! I always thought she had been a horse in another life.

Though she had this thing about shoes! Her closet was the most spectacular place in the world - box after box of shoes and all leather - Aigner and such
My favorite shoe scene is from V.I. Warchowski with Kathleen Turner where she asks for the box (says she has to have it) from her girlfriend bartender who pulls out a shoes box. She takes off her heels and slides into FM's and says something about a great lipstick which is also in the box. Later she's sitting and sipping scotch on the rocks and a cute guy comes in and she says her shoes are bringing him to her - he trips over her shoe and knocks it off and the whole put it back on while caressing her leg - you get it.

I absolutely love heels - thin and spikey and good soft leather - red definitely! ooo almost as good as s-x or chocolate!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 04, 2009 06:51:57 PM
this is my webshots page with more photos of horses than people in it...  ::) 

http://community.webshots.com/user/camaranut

I don't have any of them anymore - we couldn't afford them and I couldn't take care of them when I got laid up from my knee for over 18 months, and DD that loves horses wasn't living in town to help out.

I absolutely loved Trance but she was the most stubborn thing! Kharma I miss most, but every time I think of Molley I cry inside

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 04, 2009 07:57:53 PM
Horses are such beautiful creatures and yet ... I'm quite terrified of them.  I will stick to pictures of them and leave the riding to others!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 04, 2009 08:29:48 PM
My best friend has horses and one day she decided to teach me to ride.
She put me on the slowest, most tame horse and led me around for a while. Then i was on my own (sort of)
She walked beside me and the horse, whilst we walked up a small incline.
Then she took off at a jog and said, beat me to the bottom.
I didn't do a thing -but i guess the horse heard -as he decided to helter skelter after her -then i couldn't stop him.
I hadn't learnt stop yet!
So teh horse ran me into a fence adn whacked my knee into one of the strong, large and thick poles.
I had the most bruiseed and painful knee for WEEKS afterwards.

That being said, I would still love to try again :)

Progress wise:
I think i'm going to work on Tanza's large tonight -have to do it in one go -othrewise It wil ________up.
I was so excited buying the main supply for it this morning  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 05, 2009 12:01:59 AM
*hee hee* Littlegreendragonfly's story reminded my of my first horse.  She was a quarter/arabian-trust me, she acted more arabian than anything!  She wasn't really good for "beginner" which is what I was!  The owner before her did a lot of barrel racing and had her specifically trained for barrel racing.  That horse had 2 speeds: stop and run!  I don't think I ever got her to trot or even lope!  Just a straight run!  It was pretty scary for me.  I ended up getting a beautiful paint who was like 13ish.  All my friends would make fun of me when we went to events and whatnot because my horse was "so old".  I was the one laughing when we went on walks with the horses, though.  Their horses were all over the place just freaking out and wanting to run!  My Sugar though, would just leisurely walk and be all cute-like ;)  Also, if we stood still for too long, you would start to notice the world starting to tilt and it was just sugar falling asleep.  She'd eventually jerk herself awake though!

Oh, before I forget!  Robot tell your friend congrats!!  That's so exciting!  All these new babies!  I was looking at some footage I had from when Kayleigh was just learning how to laugh/smile.  Devin and I both cried like (pardon the pun) babies!  For a little while, I think we were both thinking about trying for another one.  But, I know we should wait until we both graduate school :(



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 05, 2009 04:08:02 AM
A friend of mine sold me her "totally kid broke horse" which he really was kid broke - for HER kids who had been riding since birth  :-\  anyways - he was a quarter horse race horse, turned rodeo barrel racer, turned all around riding horse. I got him, and Oh MY but he was a beauty! Saygo was named "Somebody Say Go" and for those who know horse history was a full brother to Go Man Go (you can google him). just a little too short to get good speed on the track but he was FAST all the same. He was gorgeous - but too much horse for me, LOL! I wanted something that would take long quiet walks with me, not go busting out at top speed when you let him! I gave him to someone else who used to barrel race and was up to a retired racer better than I was.

I liked raising foals up more than riding - grooming, training them to ground work and what not, it was the most fun I ever had. Though I think my hubby still thinks I was nuts for wanting a horse I couldn't even ride, I miss it. I even miss cleaning stalls while talking to them, and all of it!

sigh - someday

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 05, 2009 06:21:54 AM
we have a sender! woot!

need to get my crafting better organized, LOL!

1 smaller project is done, and I think most everything is organized, got a couple of extras ready...

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: kstaron on February 05, 2009 06:37:56 AM
I'm loving this discussion on animals so I just have to chime in.  For a very long time I've had a kinda weird totem/message animal: a turkey vulture.  They are fairly common in the area but it's like I'm always seeing them and not just in the air.  Feeding on the side of the road, and even just resting on the median strip in my suburb development.  One of thier babies even let me pet him!  He had fallen out of the nest as far as I can tell and was hanging out by my mailbox.  I went inside to tell my husband and he was gone when I came back out.

I've got a few other animals I identify with. Whenever there's a big spider running across my foyer I know It's time to get crafting.  I've always loved black panthers, and snakes and I have a love-hate relationship. I find them absolutely facinating and sometimes quite terrifying at the same time.  I also had a cat that would take walks with me in the woods and lead me home, and wait for me at the bus stop.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on February 05, 2009 07:23:55 AM
I've never owned a horse myself, but when I was little, my parent's best friends had many a horses that we would go ride pretty often.  They had kids younger than us so some of them we suited just fine for us to ride.  It's been a long, long time since I saddled up!  A couple of weekends ago, my neighbor stopped by with his little girl's birthday present... my husband swears he said it was a miniature Clydesdale, I say a Shetland... Anyway, I'm sure you lady's have ridden bareback on a regular size horse, and that's pretty easy.  Get your big butt on a miniature bareback and you go to sliding ALL over that poor little thing! :D

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=217239)

They managed to take a picture of me on it right as I thought I was about to slide off!  (I was inside working on an album for a friend who just had a baby, so I put the picture on the last page!  ;D )


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on February 05, 2009 07:26:25 AM
Oh!  And congrats to your friend, Robot!!!   ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on February 05, 2009 07:44:55 AM
I also had a cat that would take walks with me in the woods and lead me home, and wait for me at the bus stop.

I had a cat like that when I was younger.  He still lives with my parents (He's about 15 now)

We also had horses when I was in highschool.  I loved them so much.  One died when I was in the ARMY and Sammie (who I was very close with) my mom gave to a sweet girl for her 4H project because without me there to help, she didn't really have the time.  I really miss having them and hope someday to move into the country and have them again.

Congrats to your friend, Robot!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on February 05, 2009 08:35:37 AM
I just paid for some fabric on ebay, and I got a quilt kit but I'm wondering exactly what I got myself into . . .

I used to love cleaning stalls when I was younger, but when I got a job doing it, I stopped loving it quite so much.  I do enjoy giving my pony a good grooming.

People shouldn't dismiss older horses.  They may need a little more care and love, but are totally worth it.  My horse is 24 and is not the oldest working horse on the farm!  And no one ever believes how old she is, she totally acts like a spring chicken!  This winter she has been showing her age a little, but so have I, my knees can't take the cold!  It's going to be above freezing here starting tomorrow so I am totally hitting the barn!  I'm going to be super sore, of course, but I'm often happiest when riding.  And as they say, "A woman's place is on a horse."  I also like this one: "The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears."  In my head I substitute "Breath of the Goddess" or something like that, but for any of us horse lovers out there, you know what I mean.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 05, 2009 10:07:53 AM
Yeah my "old" horse had a personality of a 5 year old kid!  LOL  She was so cute.  I loved her so much!  The friends I rode horses with were extremely competitive.  They were constantly insulting my horse and telling me she was too old to do barrel racing and whatnot.  I just did it for fun.  I enjoyed just riding her out where we lived.  i lived in the country where there were tons of dirt roads and barely any cars.  I hated it, honestly.  But, when it was time to ride horses, I loved it!

I am embarassed to say that birds scare me!  I like the look of birds in crafts but an actual one freaks me out!  I can have a panic attack if I'm not careful.  It's gotten better lately, only because I am forcing myself to calm down.  I don't want the baby to have to same fear.  It's pretty inconvenient.  I do realize that birds are just Goddesses creatures, but oh my goodness!  LOL

I can't believe we already have a sender!!  I have to wait until friday to get anything done (I get paid on friday).  I do have a small about 50% done, though.  Eh, so going over here.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on February 05, 2009 11:30:38 AM


I am embarassed to say that birds scare me!  I like the look of birds in crafts but an actual one freaks me out!  I can have a panic attack if I'm not careful.  It's gotten better lately, only because I am forcing myself to calm down.  I don't want the baby to have to same fear.  It's pretty inconvenient.  I do realize that birds are just Goddesses creatures, but oh my goodness!  LOL


I totally hear you on that one, I was working at this summer camp in Maine that was evil for many reasons, but one is there was this guy who was the resident wax/candle artist and he had these pet bird, some giant parakeet or parrot or who knows what, and he brought them into the big gym they had one time, and it was a huge space but I saw those birds, ran over to the camp director and said "I can't be in here if those birds are" and I started crying and ran out of the room!  Luckily, she took pity on me (she didn't like them either) and I was able to go back in there.  But pet birds, chickens, turkeys, roosters, they all FREAK me out.  Birds of prey don't bother me, but just about every other kind of bird does.  And hamsters, rats, mice, gerbils, ginnea pigs and chincillas.  and Rabbits, especially rabbits.  I'm not bothered by snakes or spiders, but bunnies scare the everliving daylights out of me!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 05, 2009 11:58:24 AM


I am embarassed to say that birds scare me!  I like the look of birds in crafts but an actual one freaks me out!  I can have a panic attack if I'm not careful.  It's gotten better lately, only because I am forcing myself to calm down.  I don't want the baby to have to same fear.  It's pretty inconvenient.  I do realize that birds are just Goddesses creatures, but oh my goodness!  LOL


Ok .. you and birds ... me and snakes and spiders. I'm the same way. I have panic attacks even seeing realistic pictures of them in books. *shudders* But, I've had real life run ins with the critters. In girl scouts, I was in a cabin tent, and woke up with a HUGE wolf spider on the roof of the tent right over my face. The group "mom" had brought her son with her on that trip. I was petrified and had a death grip on my sleeping bag. Barry grabbed the bottom of the bag and yanked me out from under the spider, about 10 seconds BEFORE it dropped right where my head was. On that same trip, I was walking back from the bathrooms, and nearly stepped on a black snake that was crossing the path in front of me. When I was 16, we had a baby water moccasin get into the hall bathroom. I woke up at 2am to go to the bathroom, saw my mom sitting with a broom against the closed bathroom door, asked her what was wrong. She said snake, I jumped, mom said I levitated from the middle of the hallway, around the corner of the living room and I wound up in the chair behind her. She said I never touched the ground LMAO! Ever since, I've had horrid, horrid nightmares of snakes being in my bed, in my home, chasing me down. hmmmm wonder if they were warnings about my ex husband?

I've been under the weather for the last three days, finally starting to feel like myself again. I've got one small nearly complete, the large is giving me fits, but I will get it made. And ideas GALORE for the rest of the items.

Robot!! Congrats auntie! I love love love babies. Hug and kiss on her for us.  I'd have more, if I could convince The Doctor to move in LMAO  Yep ... I'm feeling more like myself!

Blessings everyone
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 05, 2009 12:06:51 PM
I understand about the bunnies!  I love bunnies, but my friend had this white bunny with red eyes (like the one on Monty Python)!  He was EVIL!  When they let him out of his little cage, he would chase us down the hall!  I had wondered what would happen if he didn't run, maybe he wanted to cuddle, but nope!  I didn't run one time and he bit me on my ankle.  That was a freaky bunny.

Solitaire: I hope you're feeling better. :(  I just got done being sick, well I'm still a little sick, but I'm past the contagious stage.  I am scared of spiders too.  I get freaked out by daddy long legs.  You know, I heard that daddy long legs are actually one of the most poisonous spider, but their fangs aren't strong or big enough to pierce our skin.  It's something about the ratio of how much poison they have versus their size.  I am scared of snakes too, but I haven't really been around one long enough to have an experience with them.  Oh except for a teacher of mine brought in her albino boa constrictor (or something).  He sat in his little tank all period staring at me.  When I got up to leave, I had to walk past the tank and it growled at me.  She said he does it all the time, but it freaked me out!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 05, 2009 12:25:38 PM
snakes growl??? *faints*


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on February 05, 2009 01:32:33 PM
I can not think of any type of living thing I am afraid of.  I used to train horses ... well actually I trained their people how to treat them properly more than I trained the horses themselves.  I believed in weight breaking a horse and not the jump on am hold on for dear life breaking.  Anyway, I digress ... I am not afraid of spiders, snakes, 2, 4 or multi-legged creatures.  I am afraid of water that goes above my waist and fire ... even gas stove fires freak the crud out of me.  I am the one in my home that has to light pilot lights and I hyperventilate  the entire time ...from the moment I know I have to do it until I walk up the stairs and lock the basement door behind me.  Put me in a tank of snakes and/or spiders and I will be just fine... even if I know they are poisonous and now that i know bats don't purposely attack humans ... I am not afraid of them either.  However, if I see fire trucks or drive over a bridge I will freak out something fierce.

Bright blessings!
Shade:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 05, 2009 01:58:26 PM
Ok .. now, if we are talking about things that freak us out .. Gas furnaces and stoves terrify me to no end. (I live in a house with gas heat and gas hot water.) I'm so paranoid, that I have carbon monoxide detectors in just about every room. Having lived through our townhouse burning down around us when I was 5, I can't smell wood smoke without having a panic attack. It's strange, camp fires don't bother me, but fireplaces do. I tell y'all, I'm F'd up  ;D  Like my therapist says, I have some really irrational fears of every day things.  ::)  I'll muddle through though lol  And bridges make me freak out. I have a recurrent nightmare that I died on a bridge during a terrible storm.


Blessings all
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 05, 2009 02:51:19 PM
Cockroaches give me the willies - egh

And the feeling/sound of snow/ice being crunched - it's just so uncomfortable
but i love eatting snow cones -and that involves that sound/feeling - hmmm :(



Oh and i finished the large last night -i was chuffed -it lasted through the night-no cracks :P
And i stayed up long enough to do it -was so excited haven't worked with ____ for years! :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 05, 2009 03:13:01 PM
What scares me the most (even more than birds and growling snakes!) is a rumbling noise.  I am terrified of earthquakes!  Some construction started out by my house last week and I didn't know they were going to start.  Some big construction vehicle drove up right by my house making the house vibrate and then add the rumbling noise.  I jumped off the couch and grabbed Kayleigh and ran to the nearest door frame and tears were already forming.  I sat there for like a minute until I realized it was just a big construction truck.  The dogs were looking at me like I was crazy. 

I live in California, literally 50 miles (maybe less now!) from the San Andreas fault line (a pretty active fault line!).  I had never felt those little earthquakes/tremors.  Then when I was a freshman in college, we had a pretty big earthquake hit.  Not gigantic, but my hometown is still reeling from it.  We still have damage from it, it was 4 years ago. When it hit, I jumped into my then-boyfriend's lap and practically cried!  Right before it hit, I heard this rumbling noise, it sounded like a jet coming in for a landing, we lived right next to the airport.  The second before I asked, "What the heck is that?!" our house got slammed by the first wave and it kept shaking for a couple minutes after that.  So, which explains me being very afraid of rumbling noises. 

Also swimming in a pool, I will only do it with people I am very close with-but that is because of some stuff that happened when I was a kid.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on February 06, 2009 07:11:08 AM
I'm not terribly afraid of anything in nature but I'm petrified of clowns.  They aren't just creepy, they scare the **** out of me.  And before you ask, no it wasn't the movie IT that caused it (come on, after seeing Tim Curry as Dr. Frankenfurter who could find him scary?).  It's only the real ones (and certain really creepy clown dolls, which my brother had a thing for in highschool). 

When I was a kid I was really afraid our sperm donor would find us and somehow realized that since I knew what he looked like, the easiest way for him to get close would be to dress as a clown - their around kids much and you can't see what's under the makeup.  Been terrified since - mime's too.

Not sure if that ramble made any sense.

Blessings,
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on February 06, 2009 07:45:06 AM
I have to admit, I think clowns are pretty scary, too.  The humanoid things that scare me the most are zombies, probably because I've seen too many of those movies and for some dumb reason I keep watching them, but it's the way they amble forward with a single minded purpose, and can be very hard to kill, depending on who's writing the zombies.

Altho, hee hee hee, my ex was running this RPG for some of his friends, and they were stuck in a mall, so I said they should have to fight zombies, and they wouldn't realize it at first, but the more zombies they killed, the things would multiply, so there would be more and more zombies to have to kill.  All they really needed to do was run around the zombies and destroy the evil altar and then no more zombies.  After they played it, one of them said to me "that zombie thing was mean" and I said "It's not my fault I outsmarted you.  You should no better than to just go hacking apart zombies all willy nilly."  Hee hee, the newbie gamer outplayed the experienced gaming nerds, ha ha!!!

Okay, that was wayyyy off topic. 

I'm not afriad of fire, but I have a very healthy respect for it.  I don't mess with it.  Maybe its because I'm an air sign, I don't know.  Air puts out flame, or makes it spread.  Hmm.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 06, 2009 08:31:41 AM
I have to admit, I think clowns are pretty scary, too.  The humanoid things that scare me the most are zombies, probably because I've seen too many of those movies and for some dumb reason I keep watching them, but it's the way they amble forward with a single minded purpose, and can be very hard to kill, depending on who's writing the zombies.

Altho, hee hee hee, my ex was running this RPG for some of his friends, and they were stuck in a mall, so I said they should have to fight zombies, and they wouldn't realize it at first, but the more zombies they killed, the things would multiply, so there would be more and more zombies to have to kill.  All they really needed to do was run around the zombies and destroy the evil altar and then no more zombies.  After they played it, one of them said to me "that zombie thing was mean" and I said "It's not my fault I outsmarted you.  You should no better than to just go hacking apart zombies all willy nilly."  Hee hee, the newbie gamer outplayed the experienced gaming nerds, ha ha!!!

Okay, that was wayyyy off topic. 

I'm not afriad of fire, but I have a very healthy respect for it.  I don't mess with it.  Maybe its because I'm an air sign, I don't know.  Air puts out flame, or makes it spread.  Hmm.

*hee hee* Devin used to play RPGs all the time.  Sometimes if they play it so much, the common sense solution doesn't really come to them right away!  Especially with Devin, all he can think of is killing things!  We played WOW together for a while and it was pretty much constant!  He would kill poor little level 3 boars and whatnot when we were level 30 and above!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 06, 2009 06:21:05 PM
cockroaches give me the willies too, but I am not really scared of them. I am not afraid of things in nature, or of anything in this world or out of it

I am only afraid on one thing - dying alone

I hope that doesn't happen...

Shade - sounds like you and I use the same methods for horse training, but I haven't been able to actually get up on a horse in a long time so I started doing it with ground work for a while there and wish I could start again

birds are intriguing
snakes are too

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on February 06, 2009 06:22:38 PM
wow just got back to my large which I thought was going to take a lot less time to make......I have made these as smalls before but when you upsize it take considerably longer to make.......

so it has taken 2 hours so far to get the _____ done, dried folded and punched......... and the embroidery has been going for part of that time. so once that finished I have to sew it glue it and put it together.....wow I thought it would take 2 hours start to finish, guess I was wrong. lol and I want to make 2 heheheh I am having fun making these.....

2 smalls done another to make and a few I had made for me cause I can't _____ to save my life.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 06, 2009 09:27:23 PM
Hey guys! Soooo, I don't mean to make you guys jealous....but! I got a brand new sewing machine today :D  So exciting!  I also got about 30% of the _____ that I need for Solitaire's awesomely-awesome (which I just made even more awesomer in a day dream today) _________!  Tomorrow I will finish getting some stuff and I should be ready to get started on the large.  All is good over on this front-now that I got paid (this check was a month late!!)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on February 06, 2009 10:49:33 PM
Can someone tell me how I went from sewing my package items to help all 3 kids de clutter there rooms?

How thw hell can they acumulate some much crap.......and most of it is paper and rubbish......
master 11 I thought was the worst but miss 15 beats him hands down and master 14 is going through boxes from under his bed whilst his stuff sits in the hall blocking the way out to the bin.....I mean I know that my cartds earlier this week said to declutter and my mojo would flow better but I though I was suppose to do it for me NOT them.....now we have to finish changing all their furniture around as well........oh my the goddess works in mysterious ways indeed.....


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 07, 2009 08:56:19 AM
Can someone tell me how I went from sewing my package items to help all 3 kids de clutter there rooms?...
.....I mean I know that my cartds earlier this week said to declutter and my mojo would flow better but I though I was suppose to do it for me NOT them.....now we have to finish changing all their furniture around as well........oh my the goddess works in mysterious ways indeed.....

ROFLMAO!

been there done that!  ;D

now I get them to invite a friend over to help them out cuz that seems to work pretty well, LOL! I stay out of the way and feed them and they are happy to lend a hand - and for the most part the girls generally just need someone to tell them they are doing a good job, and lend a hand carrying trash out and hanging clean laundry up

my fates were so tied to the kids for so long that all the readings that were supposed to be for me when they were growing up, were what seemed like a reflection of my relationships with them - especially with so many to influence my chakras and aura and all!

ROFL still

may the pixies stand back and let it happen without interference!  ;)  

Ronda
Brightest Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on February 07, 2009 09:21:32 AM
This week seemed kind of sluggish craftwise but I intend to get crackin after work today and actually COMPLETE some projects (the kiddo is at grandma and grandpa's until tonight so that should help!) Still short a couple of supplies to start on Shade's large.

As for decluttering rooms....yeesh....if I started decluttering the kiddos room today I wouldn't finish until after this swap is over! I created a monster when I installed a fairy door outside her room - she leaves offerings for the fairies and is highly offended if the fairies forget to leave something for her in return so her room is cluttered with little fairy bits and bobs.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 07, 2009 09:47:32 AM

ROFLMAO!

been there done that!  ;D

now I get them to invite a friend over to help them out cuz that seems to work pretty well, LOL! I stay out of the way and feed them and they are happy to lend a hand - and for the most part the girls generally just need someone to tell them they are doing a good job, and lend a hand carrying trash out and hanging clean laundry up

my fates were so tied to the kids for so long that all the readings that were supposed to be for me when they were growing up, were what seemed like a reflection of my relationships with them - especially with so many to influence my chakras and aura and all!

ROFL still

may the pixies stand back and let it happen without interference!  ;)  

Ronda
Brightest Blessings!

My mom used to do that with me!  I loved it too, because if there was a piece of clothing I didn't want or some sort of nick nack, my friend would normally take it.  It was a great way to de-clutter my room.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on February 07, 2009 08:22:57 PM
well I did my computer area today, now I feel so much better lol.
I don't remember having enough to clutter up my room as a kid, could have something to do with living on my own from 14, didn't tend to have a lot of cash to buy anything to clutter up with lol.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on February 07, 2009 08:34:17 PM
LoL TanZa~Gurl... I remember Ronda telling me one dae..."Toby your either going ta be really messy/really really clean when your older" Because I was a HUGE clutter bug... but then at the most random times in the middle of the night I could NOT sleep until my room was clean... so needless ta say I'm OCD with cleaning house now.... And yes RondaS My those Pixies and Fae's and anything else the dares temp ta help hahah

FEARS:I Have no fears of dieing alone or any animals/creatures earth bound or not, no fear of water or air or dark places,
I HATE Hospitals, And TEREFIDE of air planes...the only thing that scares me of the ocean is the undertoes...got caught by one once, but i still swim... and the 2 things air bound i venture for are Hot air ballooning and water parasailing.

CRAFTS: 1Lrg 1/2 done
               1med. Dne
               1 sml done
                1 extra done
Huggz ta all and brightest blessings
~Toby82~


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 07, 2009 08:40:43 PM
I got a lot of free stuff as a kid.  I would "dumpster dive" but shhhh, don't tell my mom!  Ugh, it was pretty gross.  As I got older I stopped, though.  When I was in high school, I just collected scrapbooking stuff and clothes (oh yes, and I started collecting leopard print ;))


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on February 07, 2009 09:04:42 PM
Yay!  I made it to SWAP (surplus with a purpose) yesterday and got exactly what I went there for and a couple extras that are going to be seriously useful .... like reams of 8 1/2 x 14 paper for a buck, some stainless steel soaping pots for 50 cents each, a couple lab scales for $2 each, some awesome utility cabinets for $15 each, an overhead projector for $5 and a bunch of other great deals.  I am going to not only be able to make my very large for crosswind, but I am going to have stuff to get me organized.

Now let's just hope I can do what I think I can do and that it turn out like I hope it turns out.  I am dreaming big here!

Oh and I sort of have to brag ... There is a lapidary shop in a town about an hour from me that is going out of business next week, so my sister and I decided to take a trip over and see if we could score a couple things for our sons.  Well .. she ended up spending $40 and got about $250 worth of stuff.  I spent $90 and ending up hauling home a bit under 100 pounds of stones and gems which would have cost me well over $1000 if I had to pay for it all separately!  We are talking pounds of emeralds, rubies, sapphires, jasper, obsidian, malachite, copper, amethyst, aquamarine, moonstone, garnet, agate, herkimers, the glow in the dark rocks, quartz ... so much stuff I have no clue what some of it is.  I am seriously going to need to invest in a couple good rock recognition guides.  About 30 pounds of it is random stuff that they just threw in a box and were mostly slab ends ... but the boys will have a blast tumbling those.  But I think my favorite piece is the amber .. that is something I have never had before and never realized how beautiful and powerful it is!

Okay .. I am done going on about my latest shopping adventures!

Brightest blessings!
Shade :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 07, 2009 09:10:39 PM
 :o :o :o I am so jealous Shade!  I don't even have a place around here that sells those!  I am so irritated about that too  >:(  Way to go finding awesome stuff, though!

As far as my shopping trip, I think I have wiped out every store in Oceano for the purple fabric.  Don't want to go into details, but I have been trying to find every single purple fabric possible!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 07, 2009 09:14:27 PM
Oh yes!  I forgot to mention!  It is official!  We (finally) got baby gates and I can no longer reach certain rooms in my house because I can't figure out how to work the gate!  I was going through my fabric stash today and Devin put the baby gate up behind me and he wouldn't let me out!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 07, 2009 09:40:38 PM
Shade- SOOOO JEALOUS!!  :D I love great scores like that!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 08, 2009 07:24:54 AM
Fears ... always seems like I have alot of them, but it mostly boils down to a fear of bodily harm!  I hate the thought of pain ... and because of my profession I have seen way too much!  I wasn't always like that but I have a fear of heights (or rather falling from them and I've even sky dived in the past), car (not driving, but anything remotely resembling a near miss gets my adrenalin going), horses (I've seen a few broken necks from them ... and ATVs ... and I would never get on a motorcycle).  I'm not afraid to be dead - but I am very afraid of dying.   And I'm afraid of living after some horrible accident.  (I really need a new profession!!)

And bats - I have a serious bat phobia.  Can't even see pictures of them.  I've been known to leave the "night" exhibits at the zoo because of them.  But I like the bat motif - as long as it's cartoony!

I am waiting to hit another yard sale around here.  I live in an area with alot of retirement communities - last time I scored 89 rolls (some used, lots brand new) of 3 & 10 weight thread for $10.  The bargains are incredible and so many of the supplies are from women who just can't do their craft anymore.  They are more than excited to give it away to someone who might actually use it.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 08, 2009 07:48:48 AM
ROFL BT we had to go back to college and get a degree to operate the variety of gates we use ti keep small people out of certain parts of the house. We often climb over - BUT - warning - we have fallen more times than naught when climbing over rather than opening the gates! Now we can get them open but we shut clothes, skin, and anything else in them. Jessi got her sock caught and went flying.
Wait till your little one power houses the gate and it falls over! Oh joy - I hate GATES!!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 08, 2009 09:54:57 AM
I am only 5'2 1/2" (yes!  I count the half inches...and I sort of rounded up :()  The weird thing is that my torso is long!  I have really short legs.  I buy the petite pants and short jeans and I STILL have them dragging behind me!!  This gate goes up past my belly button!  I guess I could *try* climbing over, but in the meantime I am going to try and figure it out.  :( I am stuck out of my crafting room, good thing I have all my_____ for Solitaire on my living room table :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 08, 2009 10:08:37 AM
I'm irrationally afraid of driving. I'm 27 and still don't have a license. I have a panic attack behind the wheel everytime. My lovie is trying to work it out of me, but I break out into hyperventalation and cold sweats. I hate hate hate heights as well. I don't mind bats, as long as they aren't in my house!! We had one under the tv when Strider was learning to crawl and he almost grabbed it! I don't like wasps/yellow jackets/ hornets. I don't mind honey bees and bumble bees but those other ones are out to get me and I know it! I absolutley abhore snakes and spiders as well.
Yah, My slipper sock thing has dangly balls from the laces... it got caught and I flew over top of the gate. Boy did the landing hurt. I did get some good air time though LOL!!! Now I always take that one down, it's one of the plastic ones. We have a shorter wooden one into the kitchen that isn't too bad to get over, as long as my knees and back aren't protesting that day. He knows that if he battle rams them hard enough he can get thru them though! Then he stands with an innocent look on his face waving if there's anyone around, if there's no one looking hes GONE though hahaha.
Shade you are one LUCKY lady! How awesome!!! That would be so much fun to sort through!! I can't wait till our Rock club/show thing that comes to the town a half hour away from us. It comes once a year and it is WONDERFUL.
As per crafts:
Large- 90% done
Medium- gathering supplies
Small- 75% done
Small- ACK NEED MORE IDEAS LOL
And I have a few ideas in mind for some extras :) :)
Hope that all is well with you lovelies.
Blessed Be


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 08, 2009 10:57:54 AM
Oh Shade!!! Yay you scored the cabinets!! I'm so happy for you and LUCKY you got an overhead projector! I missed out when the schools here auctioned off unneeded items. Hmmmmmm I need to go check out the lapidary shop around here and see what they have. New place to explore. Now to pluck up the courage to leave the house alone. That's the one thing I hate about recovering/trying to recover from the DV. Fear of everything that I used to do without thinking.

Luna, I can sympathize about driving. I used to drive everywhere, then started having panic attacks and blanking out while driving. So, needless to say, I haven't driven in nearly 14 years, because we can't figure out what has triggered it. It just happened one day when I was driving to the store with my kid in the car. I've had several therapists try to figure it out.  ???  :-\

*pictures BT trapped by baby gates* I'm only 5'1 1/2" and have been trapped before lol baby gates are evil but necessary! Tell Devin I said to show you how to work the silly gate. Sheesh boys, I tell ya!

Update:
Large: 25% done  need more _____
medium: gathering proper supplies
small: done
small: done
extras: in the works

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 08, 2009 03:12:44 PM
Whoa. I'm 5'4 and I feel tall here! This NEVER happens.  ;D

I used to be afraid of snakes but I lived with a chick who had a ball python so she made me hold it and I wasn't so afraid anymore.

My brain is like soup. I'm tired. And tooootally didn't go to the pharmacy today to get my meds.... I'm going to go knit in bed now. <3

Large: 30% (hooray for coupons)
Medium:80% and I have my paws on it as we speak
Small: 30%
Small: Brewing  :D
Extra goodies, additions, and whatnots: 'bout 85% there. It's up to time mostly now.   ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 08, 2009 03:17:11 PM
well - Shade I am jealous! and at the same time tickled for you  ;D

I am 5'1.5" so more shortness in the world from me - I keep telling you all I am short and round, LOL!

my progress -

finished one item, have a better plan for the rest, have a couple of extras lined up and almost ready to go

will be a while before I am ready to send though

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 08, 2009 04:10:42 PM
Today wasn't too productive as far as crafting, I had to do some homework for my photography class.  What can I say?  I got the shot right in the first frame!  Hopefully tonight after the LO goes to sleep, I can get something done on the Large.  I worked more on my smalls this morning, though.

Large: 10% done
Med: 25% done (maybe)
Small: 60% done
Small: 0%

Next weekend, I should get a lot done!:P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 08, 2009 09:22:01 PM
I want to ay the I'm this _________ tall game too...
But i don't know my conversions very well - hey presto internet adn i've come up with

173 cm = 5' 8.1" :P lol


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BattleMaidenStudio on February 08, 2009 11:41:59 PM
Just quickly reporting in!

Big project = about 25% finished
Largesh medium project = about 50% finished
Small number 1 = 100% finished
Small numero 2 = concept finished, but not begun yet.

I'm super excited about the big project. It was divine inspiration ;)

Out of town for the week, so I may be incommunicado. I'll be back next Tuesday.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on February 09, 2009 03:28:10 AM
I am on the tall side here 5'9''

I dont know what it was like where you are, but there was the most spectacular moon set here in Ireland. I lhave a long commute and so am driving to work about 7.20am, its still mostly dark here just the pre-dawn light, but the fuill moon was setting over the frosty landscape, it was huge and orange with little wisps of cloud across its face, lol it looked tiger striped. it was awesome, and that was just after seeing three rabbits on the road. which was interesting as after seeing rhe hare on the road last week I did an internet search and came up with this http://www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/rrRabbits.html

Also on saturday night, i was at a medieval re-enactment event and I saw the biggest ring around the moon, that i have ever seen, The diamenter of the ring was approx ten times (or more) the diameter of the moon itself.




Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on February 09, 2009 07:07:20 AM
I am only 5'2 1/2" (yes!  I count the half inches...and I sort of rounded up :()  The weird thing is that my torso is long!  I have really short legs.  I buy the petite pants and short jeans and I STILL have them dragging behind me!! 

I'm 5'0 1/2"... and that's with shoes on!!!   :D

As for projects go

Large: Got all the supplies but one thing to start
Med: 85% done
Small: 60% done
Small: 50% or so done
Extras: got some goodies... may have more as the days go by  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on February 09, 2009 10:07:45 AM
I'm 5 ft 6 and I'm not bothered by it, if I need something off a high shelf, I just climb a chair.  I can get up to 5 ft 10, but those heels are wayyy too hard to walk in!

I haven't gotten my supplies yet for my med/large, but when I do, I'll take it from there.  I have a few smalls done.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 09, 2009 10:37:46 AM
sounds like everyone is either working on or planned for projects which is great!

I am still exactly where I was yesterday, LOL!

Ronda
Brightest Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 09, 2009 10:39:55 AM
sounds like everyone is either working on or planned for projects which is great!

I am still exactly where I was yesterday, LOL!

Ronda
Brightest Blessings!

I still love ya though!! Someone call me and MAKE me do the laundry! I hate doing laundry.

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 09, 2009 10:54:17 AM
LoL Laundry is a never ending battle in this house. Mom and I did enough laundry for a platoon this weekend I swear!! I don't know how those kids dirty that many clothes!!!
I'm definitely on the tall side... 5'10". It's not all its cracked up to be. It's a bitch to find pants that aren't high waters (you end up spending alot more money on the expensive jeans that have longer inseams). And now I don't have to worry about it, but back in the singles days it used to annoy me that alot of the guys weren't taller than me. And I bash my head on alot of things, and it makes back seats uncomfortable (you feel like your choking on your own knees LOL)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on February 09, 2009 11:04:16 AM
I got my package!!!! I was jumping up and down on Saturday when I recieved it.  It took me a few minutes to find some sissors for the evil tape  :D  I will post pictures as soon as I unearth the camera charger as hubby let it go dead and I swear he hid the charger on me.  Oh my gosh Kate!!!  Everything is wonderful!  (tired of the !!! yet?)  I don't know how you parted with the pictures but I sure am glad you did.  The are so beautiful, I can't wait to hang them up.  Squishy loved hers.  She was carrying them around all afternoon which is the toddler seal of approval.

Progress:
Large: 85% done - there's some waiting in between steps.
Medium: was 75% but then my mind got going, so 50%
Small: done
Small: done
extras: Various stages, almost finished.  Got a new idea for another I want to do if I get time.

Have to put them on hold (if I can make myself) for the week as I was just ambushed last night with needing 4 brithday presents by Thurday (unless they change it to Tues or Wed) and don't have the $ to buy.  Grrrrr.  Gotta love family.  Have ideas for most of them, got a good start on one last night.

Blessings,
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 09, 2009 11:51:23 AM
Jeez that was fast!!  I just started making everything come together for the large last night/this morning!  I better get a move on!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on February 09, 2009 01:04:52 PM
Jeez that was fast!!  I just started making everything come together for the large last night/this morning!  I better get a move on!!

I was thinking the same thing! I only worked on crafts about an hour this weekend.  We burned off the fields around the house Saturday and was up until 12 trying to keep the fire from getting swings, the house.... other people's fields!!  So we entered Sunday in FOM (F*ck Off Mode)!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 09, 2009 05:02:53 PM
BAH!  I just spent 10 minutes explaining to Devin what a "jewel tones" mean and at the end he responded, "Oh.....like diamond?"  <insert me sighing>  "What? Diamonds are jewels."

I love him, but grrrr.  LMAO


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 09, 2009 06:09:19 PM
I hate laundry! I need a washerwoman/man

I'm 5'4 1/2" - used to be 5'6" but I seem to be shrinking! My pants are starting to drag I may have to switch to petit from average! Who knew


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on February 09, 2009 06:10:28 PM
Going on another round of supply gathering this weekend....farther afield I think, I'm just not finding that perfect fabric.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 09, 2009 06:21:37 PM
BAH!  I just spent 10 minutes explaining to Devin what a "jewel tones" mean and at the end he responded, "Oh.....like diamond?"  <insert me sighing>  "What? Diamonds are jewels."

I love him, but grrrr.  LMAO

Peh, boys!! Fuschia is pink, Teal is green, etc etc. Good thing my boy just wears black. Makes things way easier.

Wind- I actually enjoy laundry. Is that strange? Maybe. I can do everyone's laundry if you want!  :D

I think I have one or two more thrift stops to make and I should have everything. Because it's been so wet here I have to get a friend in Memphis to gather some stuff for me and ship it here! Crazy.



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 09, 2009 06:36:18 PM
Ok, Robot, you talked me into it!  I am sending all my laundry to you!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on February 09, 2009 06:48:15 PM
I am getting my new stackable washer/dryer this weekend so laundry will be more exciting round here!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 09, 2009 07:24:58 PM
I love cleaning house, don't mind dishes so much, but I hate, hate, hate laundry!  With four kids, a boyfriend and his son living here, it's like a never-ending chore.  The only thing I like is my clothes line, which I use at night in the summer here.  The sun is otherwise too damaging to the clothes (and too fast - makes them hard as a rock) but I hang them in the dark and tell the family they are infused with super moon power ... and I feel like Snow White or something when I'm hanging clothes - I half expect birds to come and help me out!  It's almost like some weird therapy for me ... maybe it's the environmentally friendly feeling I get. 

I was struggling for another idea for something to craft for Windoverireland so I asked for a little direction before I went to sleep the other day and came up with an idea ... one that I have no clue if I can actually accomplish or not!  And after thinking it over and almost deciding against it, I walked into the bathroom yesterday and right in front of the mirror, descending right from the ceiling, was a little spider dangling from a thread.  So I took that to mean that I have to at least give the idea a try!  Hmmmm ... I'm just hoping the goddess will help me with my math skills ...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 09, 2009 07:29:34 PM
BAH!  I just spent 10 minutes explaining to Devin what a "jewel tones" mean and at the end he responded, "Oh.....like diamond?"  <insert me sighing>  "What? Diamonds are jewels."

I love him, but grrrr.  LMAO

Peh, boys!! Fuschia is pink, Teal is green, etc etc. Good thing my boy just wears black. Makes things way easier.

Wind- I actually enjoy laundry. Is that strange? Maybe. I can do everyone's laundry if you want!  :D

I think I have one or two more thrift stops to make and I should have everything. Because it's been so wet here I have to get a friend in Memphis to gather some stuff for me and ship it here! Crazy.



some boys are just plain blind LOL they wouldn't know their butts from a hole in the ground. I know, I was married to one like that.  I'm moving Robot out here to help me with my laundry! You're hired babe!! I've got two sewing machines, and an embroidery machine .. so we're good!

  Ok can you all believe it. Its FREAKING SNOWING AGAIN in SEATTLE! When will it ever STOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP! I want it to stop NOW *cries* these kids better go to school tomorrow, or I'm going to pull my hair out.

Blessings all
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on February 09, 2009 08:13:38 PM
you do know hanging, taking off folding and sorting the washing is a great punishment for teens.....they HATE it but at least the threat most times is enough to make them stop.

I got my large, cut and embroidered and then life struck, I have a sick wet puppy laying beside me at present so I can't do anything.....

He is a 31.5 kg Rottweiler who got stung by a bee or a wasp and had an allergic reaction to it, so he has to stay inside out of the heat cause his temp is real high.......poor baby Zeus at least he is getting a rest from his brother Titan who is most unhappy at having to stay outside lol.
poor little Zeus his face was so swollen this morning he looked like a cross between a china man and a pug dog.......after the antihistamine you can now see his eyes at least.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 09, 2009 08:51:31 PM
poor baby Zues - take good care of your boy Tanza!

I like laundry - it was always hard work, but never so hard as trying to help out with some of the other chores around our home when I was growing up! and a modern machine is a pure joy after what I grew up with (wringer washer you filled by hand, rinse in a different tub!)

tell your boy that diamonds are fine, but think emeralds, sapphires, rubys and amethysts! maybe that will help!

progress update - didn't get anything finished on my parnters package but got my cards almost ready to go - two to get something for that I had to get a raincheck on, and the others are ready to go!

tvelez - I am putting yours in your swap package so will be getting that organized here soon, just got to finish up a couple things and then will be able to really focus on your package!

Ronda
Brightest Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 09, 2009 08:52:39 PM
Hmmmm....ok, I'm sorry Solitaire, I'm going to have to move next door to you so we can share Robot!  Oh my goodness!  I heard this afternoon that it snowed out where I live...of course it is like 20 miles away and it was only 1/2", but that is crazy for this area!  Meanwhile, in my town, we only had like 5 minutes of rain.  :(

Tanza-I'm so sorry to hear about your puppy :(  I love Rots, they are so cute and friendly.  I hope that Zeus feels better soon.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 09, 2009 08:55:19 PM
Eh I tried Ronda.  He really is creative and smart, I swear!!  But, when I said, "You know, like emerald or amethyst?"  He got confused and said that those were rocks, not colors!  Yeah, so frustrating.  I'm just glad he knew what a diamond was when he bought the engagement/wedding ring ;) LOL


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 09, 2009 09:04:25 PM
Eh I tried Ronda.  He really is creative and smart, I swear!!  But, when I said, "You know, like emerald or amethyst?"  He got confused and said that those were rocks, not colors!  Yeah, so frustrating.  I'm just glad he knew what a diamond was when he bought the engagement/wedding ring ;) LOL

tell him the colors are named after the ROCKS, LOL! that is why I like them  ;) 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 09, 2009 09:43:58 PM
Tanza i'm sorry to hear about Zeus. I hope he heals fast.

Chappy (my pup) has been staying inside too -we had 46 celcius in the shade on friday!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on February 10, 2009 01:41:57 AM
Thanks guys he is almost 100% now and has just gone back outside to play with his brother n sister.

Dragonfly- I knew there was a reason why I left the east coast for the west lol


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 10, 2009 05:35:33 AM
Hooooray laundry!! I'm excited  ;D Yes please share me, I can't be in two places at once although I've tried looking for a spell for that  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 10, 2009 11:16:01 AM
Devin made a good point.  He said that if we're all on Wind and Luna's island, it doesn't matter.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 10, 2009 04:47:39 PM
yeah for the island - besides I love cleanlaundry hanging on lines and blowing in the breeze - i love sheets and blankets when they have hung out doors - add salt air from the sea and I sleep like a log! I love the sound of the ocean and the sound og bubbling brooks and crashing waterfalls - ooo the roar of Niagara Falls. I like to hear it not be in it - though I make an exception for the breakers at the shore. I've been knocked a-- over tea cup, had my tops and ooo bottoms torn off by the pull, done some body surfing and spent hours jumping the incoming waves or diving under the big ones - I never feel better or sleep better - Goddess I miss the ocean! Now you know why I want an island! Sometimes I think I can smell it on the breeze. I am going to the ocean - preferably Maine's - this summer come heck or high water! Luna and I and the kids - anyone want to come along?

salty breezes
wind...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 11, 2009 03:14:03 AM
Sure :) love too.
Will you pay for my ticket accross??? lol


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Phildude on February 11, 2009 03:44:17 PM
Haya Every one *wavs*
Sorry I havent been about for so long I could ply you guys with excuses but the simple truth is I suck.
For those of you who have been suportive and amazing to me through out the shit iv been going through recently( and thats a lot of you)
I cant thank you all enough
Im soooooooooooo HAppy
And soo loved up its sickening
Im realy getting my life sorted and stable
and have a brilliant future ahead
I Love you all WWPswap vetreans and new.
xxxxxxxx


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 11, 2009 07:12:52 PM
Three cheers for a feeling better Phildude!! :) Yay! Glad to hear from you hun!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 11, 2009 07:41:43 PM
Yay!  It's good to hear from you Phildude!  Everyone (including myself :P) was worried about you!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 11, 2009 10:31:36 PM
This is gonna sound strange but I was juuuust wondering where Phil was about a day or so ago..... Nice to see you!  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 11, 2009 11:27:34 PM
Phildude!! It's great to see you again. Welcome back sweetheart!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on February 12, 2009 11:29:23 AM
Welcome back Phildude!  You (and your fun shiny wit) were very missed.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on February 12, 2009 01:58:27 PM
Guys, I need some good vibrations for my nephew, Brantley!!!!!!!  He's only 11 months old and last night his mom came to the house to drop off his sister (who is just getting over the flu) so she could take him to the hospital.  He was running a fever of 103 degrees.  Turns out, now his little butt has the flu, too.   :-[ They're keeping him in the hospital until at least tomorrow... they'll check him then to see if he's OK to come home.  Please keep him in your thoughts for me!!

Blessings to You and Yours,
Jenna


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 12, 2009 02:12:31 PM
healing energies are being sent out to Brantley and family!

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 12, 2009 03:18:20 PM
Haling energies to your family Jenna.

Solitaire I LOVE your new avatar!!!

Phil its so good to hear from you - I miss your version of English lol!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 12, 2009 03:21:03 PM
Positive healing energy to the rescue! He will be in my thoughts, Jenna  :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 12, 2009 03:26:33 PM
Hear ye Hear ye

I am proud to announce the birth of my 6th grandchild
Piper Jade made her entrance into the world today at 9:07 am - she weighed 6 lbs 14 ozs and is 18.4" - she has dark hair
Mother and baby are doing well at Womack Army Medical Center at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Piper evens the count to 3 grandsons and 3 granddaughters! I hope to see pics this evening! I'll get to snuggle her in April.

Ah the joys of being a grandma!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 12, 2009 05:05:19 PM
Hear ye Hear ye

I am proud to announce the birth of my 6th grandchild
Piper Jade made her entrance into the world today at 9:07 am - she weighed 6 lbs 14 ozs and is 18.4" - she has dark hair
Mother and baby are doing well at Womack Army Medical Center at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Piper evens the count to 3 grandsons and 3 granddaughters! I hope to see pics this evening! I'll get to snuggle her in April.

Ah the joys of being a grandma!!!

HOORAY!!  Congratulations wind and Luna!!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 12, 2009 06:54:47 PM
Yaaaaay!!! Congrats Wind!!!  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 12, 2009 07:28:03 PM
Also, has anyone else noticed the crazy clearance Walmart is having on most of their beads?! I snagged tons of gemstone and other beads, so for those of you who make Tree of Life pendants...  ::)

But it makes me wonder if they're getting rid of their bead and/or crafting section, to which I reply "NOOO!"

Okay back on topic ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on February 12, 2009 10:50:48 PM
Congrats on the new baby Wind.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on February 13, 2009 05:58:06 AM
Congrats on the new grandkid, Wind!!!

And thanks for the energies!  He's doing better.  His sister picked out some of his favorite toys and brought them to him at the hospital!  Ahhhhh, how sweet  :D  He's sitting up laughing again.

Also, has anyone else noticed the crazy clearance Walmart is having on most of their beads?! I snagged tons of gemstone and other beads, so for those of you who make Tree of Life pendants...  ::)

But it makes me wonder if they're getting rid of their bead and/or crafting section, to which I reply "NOOO!"

Okay back on topic ;)
They did that same thing at our Walmart about 2 months ago.  They rearranged everything and got rid of all their fabrics and ribbons (wtf???) but did leave the yarn.  All of the actual scrapbooking stuff is completely across the store from everything else, I guess to make you wander through the store to buy more cheap made-in-China crap!  What's left of their crafting section seems more suited to 8 year old people.  I am slowly but surely trying to break myself of that place!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on February 13, 2009 07:10:38 AM
Congratulations Wind!!!  Many bright blessings to your daughter.



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 13, 2009 10:05:30 AM
Yay to the new niece :) Hopefully the Daddy will stop snuggling long enough to run home and put up some pictures in the great and wonderful internet. (he must or the aunty and the grama are going to kick his BUTT LOL)

Glad to hear that your nephew is feeling better Jenna!! I can imagine your sister was in a frenzy over that (I know I would be!!!)

Things would be wonderful if we could get the three kids in the house to get over "The Coughs" (Which is what they refer to it has. "OOOO I have The Coughs. BAD." LoL) But it means not much sleep with all the hacking and nastiness. Luckily I threw a fit and whined enough that my lovie got it through his head today that if he didn't let me have a small nap that certain of his body parts were going to be removed. (I KNOW I was mean but DAMN I needed a nap. And he gets them when he needs them. Needless to say I was scary. I know I was cause Mom and Sister went out the door very quickly after seeing me get up. Sorry guys.) So hopefully The Coughs will be gone soon, sleep will be had, and craftiness can resume.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 13, 2009 12:52:16 PM
Jenna, I'm glad your nephew is feeling better! Sick kids make me feel so helpless, because I can't fix them. *sighs*

Wind and Luna .. congrats on the lil cutie pie baby girl niece !! Luna, I saw her pics on your myspace .. she's a little doll! I just wanna take her home and snuggle her to no end!

update:
Large: 25% done
medium: 100%
small: 100%
small: not started but supplies are in route
extras: in the works


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 13, 2009 02:39:30 PM
Hehehehe I had to share!!! Here she is!!!



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 13, 2009 03:14:45 PM
OMG So cute! *snuggles adorable baby*  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Debonium on February 13, 2009 03:16:27 PM
Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 13, 2009 03:19:05 PM
Yay!!  Congratulations on your beautiful granddaughter!! 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: JLMS on February 13, 2009 04:34:19 PM
What a sweet baby. Congrats, and try to get some sleep!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on February 13, 2009 05:21:10 PM
Just an update, I am going back and forth between projects and have a good start on all of them! :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 13, 2009 05:47:12 PM
Daughter and new baby - Piper - will go home Saturday AM - they are both well
Luna and I are delighted - will get to see her in April


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 13, 2009 07:47:49 PM
Luna and Wind - congratulations on the new family member - she's a cutie.  And I love her name - very cool!  I can't wait until my granddaughter, Eden, is born at the end of April ... it's so exciting thinking about having a baby to hold!  My youngest is 11 y/o, so it's been a while since we had a baby in the family.  When people ask in those surveys what your favorite scent is I always answer "baby head"!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on February 13, 2009 08:22:36 PM
Congrats on the new baby....I LOVE the name Piper - beautiful!  You also brought back memories.....ahhhh good old Womack Army Medical Center.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 13, 2009 10:00:39 PM
Awe such a cute bubby - congrats :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 14, 2009 09:07:52 AM
Piper is adorable! thank you for sharing the pic LunaKitten and I pray that she is a blessed with love throughout her life!

hugs!

Ronda
Warmest Blessings to All!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 14, 2009 06:29:11 PM
I will assume crosswind that you have been in or are married to military. Jo and her hubby are stationed at Ft Bragg. She said that she was well taken care of albeit a bit different from Arnot Ogden where she had the twins. They'll be there till he deploys in the late Spring or early Summer. She'll come home while he's gone - cheaper and closer to family and friends.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 15, 2009 11:56:39 AM
unless you have base housing, I think that moving closer to family is generally better for a spouse with new babes or little ones than staying close to base would be - the benefits of internet making it just as easy to get up to date information anywhere these days!

Ronda
Warm Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on February 15, 2009 01:40:06 PM
Okay, I haven't been keeping up with the board and I'm way behind!

I did get a huge start on my large; the individual squares have been assembled, now i just have to decide what to do with them.  Not decided yet on the medium but I could actually send out early!

After this I think I'm going to take a break from swaps.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 15, 2009 02:36:56 PM
After this I think I'm going to take a break from swaps.

welllll - the next WWP will be a mini swap for May Day, so keep your options open  ::) 

 ;D  suckin' you right on in here AGAIN! LOL!

Ronda
Warm Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: kstaron on February 15, 2009 03:20:59 PM
awww, Piper is so cute.



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on February 15, 2009 04:08:40 PM
It is a rainy day and I am crafting away. I have had a major brain storm and am trying to figure out something 'useful' for my partner! When I work out I come up with ideas like crazy!

If anyone has the time pllleeeassseee check out my boyfriend's music video (Matthew Ragsdale) and vote for him! It would mean the world to us!
http://vimeo.com/blacklipscontest


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 16, 2009 07:14:26 AM
I didn't get much crafting in this weekend, but I did get supplies for my medium. I now think that I have everything I need to finish it. I hope it comes out as cool as it looks in my head LOL!!! So large is about 90% done, medium is 25% done and now have what I need to get rocking on that, and I still have to work on the two smalls. One small I no what I want to do, and I think that I have all I need for it, and I'm still waiting for inspiration to hit for the other small.
So, just wanted to share some animal craziness with you guys!!! Yesterday, Mom and I took the kids up to NY so we could go out to lunch (MMMM TGIFRIDAYS) and go to the craft store. So, it was about 7:15pm when we were on the main road by the shopping center about 5 minutes away from home. Mom's sight still isn't at 100% so I shout out if I see animals and such. SO we are passing the greenhouse and I say "DOG Mom... No... limping dog? NO HOLY CRAP BEAR!!!" LOL No joke! A huge black bear rambled its way out in front of us. It's head was above the front grill on the durango, and that was on four feet. BIG BEAR!!!!!!! He/She got across the road ok though. I didn't know that their fur is matte/dull looking even in headlights, it was really hard to see!
Later when we got home, I went out for a smoke, and the cat from my dream came bounding up on the porch and into my lap. He (I think a neutered male, theres alot of fur back there, he's long hair white/tiger) purred and drooled and needed. I fed him, and left a blanket out on our love seat on the porch. He slept out there all night, and keeps trying to get in. So I think we have a new friend, atleast for the time being. He can't come in because of my cranky Draco though. Anywho, I hope you all had a fun weekend!! Missmuffcake, I'll check out that video later!! :)

Oh P.S. WEBCAMS ROCK!!! LOL We got to watch the baby alot this weekend!! :) :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on February 16, 2009 10:03:27 AM
Yeah, I'm with you Hardyswonton, I haven't been up to date on the threads lately, but rest assured, I just got done reading the ENTIRE card swap gallery. LOL! So I'm all cool there...

In other news, I am kicking up my belly dancing lessons to 4 lessons a week, plus the doumbek class...lol I'm really hoping to be performing with one of the choreography classes this summer. Hubby has another fight this weekend on Saturday night, and I'm biting my fingernails as he trains for it.The weekend after that I'm going to San Diego to meet with business partners...aye, its gonna be one hell of an end to this month, lol. But at least Florida has beach weather again.

As for craft progress,I'm looking for frames, superglue,crazy yarn, and pinch beads...and I really don't want to go to Wal-mart, lol. Its a scary place. I also found some awesome extra things to include, and I'm probably going to need a bigger box to send this stuff in, lol.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 16, 2009 01:07:55 PM
After this I think I'm going to take a break from swaps.

welllll - the next WWP will be a mini swap for May Day, so keep your options open  ::) 

 ;D  suckin' you right on in here AGAIN! LOL!

Ronda
Warm Blessings!

nooooo I don't want May Day to get here.  Kayleigh was born on May 2nd.  She's so close to being a toddler.  I was up for 3 hours last night when I realized how close she was.  When Devin asked me if it was his fault that I wasn't sleeping, I said, "No, it's Kayleigh's!"  I think I should have another baby...but that wouldn't be a good way to cope with the fact that Kayleigh is getting older.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 16, 2009 02:42:10 PM
I think i might be finished!  :o
I'll leav it sitting for a few days though - just in case  ;)
This si a very odd feeling -I'm always a last minute person!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 16, 2009 02:55:01 PM
I think i might be finished!  :o
I'll leav it sitting for a few days though - just in case  ;)
This si a very odd feeling -I'm always a last minute person!

maybe you felt inspired?  ;D 

BTStars - she will be a wonderful age as a toddler just as she was a wonderful age as a baby - and as she grows with you she will become wonderful at every age  :-*  trust me - don't fret about tomorrow, don't try to hold on to yesterday - enjoy the person she is right now, and you will always be fine!

Ronda
Brightest Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 16, 2009 07:12:03 PM
Checking in - crafting in various stages - going slower as I still struggle to see detail! Want to be careful. All the kids are sick!
Work is taxing and I'm bushed

Be well my sisters
Blessed BE


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 16, 2009 07:20:14 PM
I am purposely not finishing the little details on my smalls, medium, and large.  If I finish them, then I will have to send and I wont have a chance to work on extras!  :P  I have way too many ideas right now!  Speaking of which, not to give anything away, does anyone know how to "write" on buttons?  I was thinking sharpies, but I don't know if it will stick.  Any ideas?  (Solitaire!!  Don't read into this!!  :P  and, expect for teaser pics before I send...because I'm just that mean!! :P)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 16, 2009 07:37:45 PM
hmmmm, sketch that, it appears that sharpies work :D
I am purposely not finishing the little details on my smalls, medium, and large.  If I finish them, then I will have to send and I wont have a chance to work on extras!  :P  I have way too many ideas right now!  Speaking of which, not to give anything away, does anyone know how to "write" on buttons?  I was thinking sharpies, but I don't know if it will stick.  Any ideas?  (Solitaire!!  Don't read into this!!  :P  and, expect for teaser pics before I send...because I'm just that mean!! :P)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 16, 2009 07:41:01 PM
hmmmm, sketch that, it appears that sharpies work :D
I am purposely not finishing the little details on my smalls, medium, and large.  If I finish them, then I will have to send and I wont have a chance to work on extras!  :P  I have way too many ideas right now!  Speaking of which, not to give anything away, does anyone know how to "write" on buttons?  I was thinking sharpies, but I don't know if it will stick.  Any ideas?  (Solitaire!!  Don't read into this!!  :P  and, expect for teaser pics before I send...because I'm just that mean!! :P)

Hehehe  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on February 17, 2009 01:10:46 AM
BTStars

I think if you sanded down the buttons first to give a rough surface then you could write on them, and you could finish them off with a coat of modgepodge or thinned PVA glue to make them a little more durable...I am not sure how durable though!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 17, 2009 01:32:38 AM
BTStars

I think if you sanded down the buttons first to give a rough surface then you could write on them, and you could finish them off with a coat of modgepodge or thinned PVA glue to make them a little more durable...I am not sure how durable though!

hmmmm, that's a good idea.  I will definitely experiment with that!  Thank you!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 17, 2009 02:26:27 AM
hmmmmm unfortunately, Craftster doesn't have a smiley with crossed eyes and a tongue stuck out ... I'll have to suggest that as an upgrade! Heehee ... surprises are so much fun .... so is spying  :P

I am purposely not finishing the little details on my smalls, medium, and large.  If I finish them, then I will have to send and I wont have a chance to work on extras!  :P  I have way too many ideas right now!  Speaking of which, not to give anything away, does anyone know how to "write" on buttons?  I was thinking sharpies, but I don't know if it will stick.  Any ideas?  (Solitaire!!  Don't read into this!!  :P  and, expect for teaser pics before I send...because I'm just that mean!! :P)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 17, 2009 04:00:18 AM
hehehehe

you 2 are incorrigible!

Hi edel how goes the crafting?

It's 5 degrees F this morning - I am so ready for Spring! (That's minus C for you metric folks!)

I'm warming up the car - don't want the pixie princess to freeze on her way top Day Care. Brother is staying home today for so much needed recouperating!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on February 17, 2009 06:01:45 AM
Crafting is going OK, as usual I have signed up to lots of swaps...I am a complete swap-tart, so I had a few things to finish up, that and trying to make a dent in my enormous stash...All I need is more crafting time, and *fingers crossed* I might have an unexpected day off tomorrow..cue: lots and lots of sewing. I seriously have to stay off craftster though I do that instead of crafting.

Spring is slowly slowly starting to arrive here, the gorse bushes on the mountains are starting to bloom their beautiful deep yellow, I am still waiting for the willow in my garden to put out its fuzzy buds, very impatient for spring this year it was a long trying winter.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on February 17, 2009 06:14:00 AM
Spring is slowly slowly starting to arrive here, the gorse bushes on the mountains are starting to bloom their beautiful deep yellow, I am still waiting for the willow in my garden to put out its fuzzy buds, very impatient for spring this year it was a long trying winter.
It's starting to do it's thing here, too, though this week is a little throwback to the cold weather.  We went on our little Sunday dirt road ride and saw the Carolina Jasmine blooming everywhere!  I think we all need to get out of this cold weather  :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 17, 2009 08:25:37 AM
snow has it's place - I just wish it weren't here...

it warmed up to almost 50 degrees F for one day, things melted and turned mushy, then it got cold all over again - and snowed all over again

the weather is a tease

I got an inspiration finally so hope to finish up one more item for my partner, then will have only some final touch ups to do, but I am waiting to send until I am sure I have everything done that ought to be done!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on February 17, 2009 10:13:06 AM
Was so excited because I had a three day weekend for Pres day and then I got sick - all weekend.  Still feel like crud.  No fair, only have one thing left to do on the large and a teeny bit of work on an extra and I'm done.

Got pics of the stuff I recieved and took to my mom's with me to upload, and was too sick, just slept on the couch and laid around.  Dang it.  Will have to ask her to upload and email to me if she has time.

Blessings,
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 17, 2009 03:21:46 PM
Yeah my creative what-nots have been twittering away at each other. And in between organizing embroidery floss, cleaning this damn house, and trying to keep the sickness away (The man is sick  :( ) I've been working boundlessly on crafts. I keep coming up with new ideas better solutions and it's overall a thrill  :D

But now it's time to ground myself and go to class  :P

Large: 60%
Medium: Done
Small: Done
Small: Just need to bottle.
Extra goodies, additions, and whatnots: I need to stop thinking of more things to make.


Oh and the weather?! Yeah the weather can kiss my tush. I planned on starting some seedlings indoors soon but I don't want to do it TOO soon, ya know? Sigh. Spring, please hurry...





Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 17, 2009 06:21:37 PM
Yah Mom and I are trying to do a vegetable and an herb garden this year, and we are having trouble knowing when to start things because the weather here is a *&%@. You get 50 degree weather for two weeks and then you'll have another frost. I don't want to mess it up! But we really really really want to have our veggies and herbs fresh this year!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 17, 2009 09:18:13 PM
Eep!! I'm about to burst I'm so excited about starting up my garden again. But since the weather here has been less than perfect, I'm going to start mine inside and stick them outside in a few weeks.  ;D

Here's a few links I've found helpful-

-A little folding will make a sheet of newspaper into a great starter pot (http://www.geocities.com/newspaperpots/)
-A grow box made with Christmas lights (http://www.cheapvegetablegardener.com/2009/01/cheap-led-light-and-grow-box.html)(this site in general is pretty neat)
-This one is pretty good for dates and when to plant what (http://www.curbly.com/Chrisjob/posts/4202-How-Does-Your-Garden-Grow-Seeds-and-Transplants-)
-This one is about starting seedlings in egg cartons (http://www.curbly.com/Chrisjob/posts/4254-How-To-Start-Seedlings-in-Egg-Cartons-)

Hope this helps!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on February 18, 2009 03:45:26 AM
I think i might be finished!  :o
I'll leav it sitting for a few days though - just in case  ;)
This si a very odd feeling -I'm always a last minute person!

we must have swapped spots this time then cause I am still going and normally I would have sent by now.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 18, 2009 03:54:01 PM
PA is a zone 4 but here in the Endless Mountains we get an aside! Our last frost date is May 1 but even that has had issues some years. I think I'm going to start inside with peat pots around mid March and pray to plant in April if the weather has been nice!

We had that teaser weather and everyone went outside enmass. Now everyone has a cold or the flu - the kids are dropping like flies - here and at school!

At the moment it is snowing and sleeting and freezing! Do I hear the words "delay."
We lost President's day to make up for a snow day and we lost Martin Luther Jr day for the same reason. I hear we'll probably lose Easter Monday and the state is hinting 1/2 days on Saturday if it gets any worse. I really want Spring! No more snow days! A delay is ok but no closures!

Besides my classroom is freezing!

Anyone know where I can find a pattern for the flat scarf that hangs down to the waist and has pockets on the bottom. A fellow teacher received one as a gift and said it was perfect for keeping hands warm and storing things like reading glasses. I could so use one! She retired so I can't even get a good look at it.

I wore a dress today - froze my proverbial butt off. Back to turtlenecks!

Stay warm
Blessings


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on February 18, 2009 04:38:43 PM
I was in the army (briefly) but an Army wife (now ex) for 4 years stationed at Ft. Bragg NC (96-97)then Ft. Hood TX97-99) - Fayetteville was NOT my favorite place long story. I did meet some fantastic pagan friends there though.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 18, 2009 05:13:41 PM
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/cctq-pocketScarfAndBeret.html  <--crocheted

http://www.sewthankful.com/HolidayPocketScarvesPattern.html <--sewn

http://knitting.about.com/od/scarfpatterns/p/pocket_scarf.htm <--knitted


There ya go Wind!!

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 18, 2009 08:40:01 PM
Hey EVERYONE!

I've ventured to this board as instructed by our dear Ronda :)

My real name is Erin, but you can call me Olive. I'm new to swapping, super excited, and kicking myself for missing this round. count me in for 11. Everything is so beautiful. I was talking to my Mom-in-law today and asked if she knew that easter was named for Ostera, who was a german goddess. She is full-blooded German. I'm trying to gradually tip toe out of the broom closet to her. I figure it's better than saying "Hey Mom, I'm a Heathen." haha. She said yes and corrected my pronunciation. Figures. Shes already asked about my altar and herbs, rather uncomfortable for me. I felt kind of obligated to explain myself. I hate that. Have you all experienced that? My mother is so supportive. She even asked me what herbs I would like her to grow for me. She's fabulous.

Also, hate to brag but it was 62 out today. I read outside all afternoon and even spotted a dandelion. I was so happy! I can't wait for spring!

Bright Blessings,
Olive


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 18, 2009 11:38:59 PM
Hi Olive - glad to see you came over here! It is wonderful your mom is supportive - and maybe you need to give your mom-in-law a little more info if she is already aware of some things - you never know what may come of it!

I was so worried about telling my mom for so many years and she sort of took it in stride - though I am not positive she completely understands me and my beliefs

though sometimes I wonder if I understand the things I do either, LOL!

Ronda
Warm Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 19, 2009 12:18:05 AM
When I was trying to slowly inch my way out of the BC with my mom, I would just bring up some random details.  Like, "Hey mom, did you know that there are some religions that believe herbs have powers?"  She would laugh and say that's crazy and I would say, "Yeah, but you drink chamomile tea to help you sleep"  and then it got more and more involved.  Sometimes it would get heated.  One argument included her saying that wiccans were attention starved and when I fired back I said, "No we're not!"  She didn't catch it, though.  I tried to slowly get her to come around for 2 years!  She still cried when I finally told her.  She's die-hard catholic.  When I found out I was pregnant, she said, "You aren't going to raise her <insert pause and she lowered voice to whisper> wiccan?"  I said no, because at the time Devin and I were going to let her decide on her own.  But, we've decided to incorporate her into some of my wiccan practices as she grows up.  If she grows up and decides she is Atheist, Taoist, Buddhist, Catholic, Wiccan (*fingers crossed!*), Druid, anything!  I will be perfectly happy.  As long as she doesn't treat religion as a chore (like being forced to go to church every sunday morning as a kid).  Religion should be a celebration of what you believe, not a chore.

Hmmmm....I think that was a big enough rant!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 19, 2009 12:23:01 AM
Hey Olive. Welcome to our humble board. It's good to see you here.  :)

Make sure to put this board on notify or even bookmark it so you can join us for next round.

You're lucky that your mother supports you enough to want to grow herbs for you! That is very special. Some of us here have less than nice family members who think we all sit around and cackle while turning people into toads.

I would NEVER think of such a thing  ::)

Anywho, keep your nice weather bragging to yourself, Ma'am! It snowed here this morning. And then rained all day. Sigh.  :'(


BT- I think all of are happy or will be happy if our children grow up with acceptance more than anything else. I think "tolerance" is a horrid word for it. I have a Puerto Rican Catholic Mother, soooo I know what lack of "tolerance" or acceptance is. But I mean, helping your wee one learn about fairies and garden sprites can't hurt, can it?  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 19, 2009 08:14:39 AM
Hi Olive!!! I didn't know you were on these boards too LOL! I got behind on my posts.
I am SUPER lucky to have wind as my Mom. She's been very understanding about my being pagan. Can't imagine why. LOL. My MIL however, she still thinks that I worship Satan and sacrifice goats and eat small babies. She had a total flipout over what way Strider would be raised as well. I told her to get over it, that his life would be happier if she was in it, but that I would not put up with her talking to him the way she talks to me. That pretty much ended that arguement. I figure I am strong enough to put up with her small mindedness, but I certainly don't want Strider to be raised thinking that his Nana believes he's evil incarnate.  *Sigh* You just can't get through to some people.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 19, 2009 09:33:16 AM
Well, I wasn't really raised in any particular religion. My Parents strongly believed that I should make up my own mind. I had a hard time when I was younger because all my friends were baptised and I wasn't. I was afraid I was going to hell for it, you know how cruel kids can be. I'm so proud that my parents gave me the opportunity. I was telling Wind that my Granny was somewhat of a kitchen witch though she never came out and said it. My biggest memory is her getting honey from the hives and keeping some tobacco that she put on stings to draw out the poison. and she could grow anything! I don't feel the need to really come out of the bc because I've always believed what I believe, "becoming" an eclectic pagan was kind of like coming home, and finding a group of people who are kooky like me :)

Thank you all for your warm welcomes. I look forward to getting to know you all!

Brightest Blessings
-Olive


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 19, 2009 12:43:56 PM
Some of us here have less than nice family members who think we all sit around and cackle while turning people into toads.


What?????  You guys don't do that??

Yeah, teaching my munchey-kin about our religion wouldn't hurt her at all!  :P  Plus it will help her be more attuned to the earth, which I think is good for any person regardless of religion


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on February 19, 2009 01:19:53 PM
Nice to meet you Olive! 

Hubby doesn't care particularly how I raise the little one as far as religion (more like I didn't give him much choice as it matters to me and it doesn't so much to him)  So she's being raised in my beliefs.  My parents are fine with it, my FIL doesn't mind at all (as he's rather Native American in his beliefs) and I don't know if my MIL has given it any thought.

Oh, got my pics finally loaded.  check out the awesomeness on the Gallery.

I've got just a bit to crochet and then I'm all done!

Blessings,
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on February 19, 2009 01:40:43 PM
I was raised with a mix of Southern Baptist and Church of God (Olive, I'm sure you're background's probably not too much different since we both hail from Fl!).  My mom took us to the Church of God and everyother weekend or at least once a month we went with my Big Granny to the SB.  Somehow I got around being Baptized... not sure how that happened!  It really sucks having something pounded into your head and being scared/frustrated when free thoughts find their way in.  I really feel that their is no "right" religion to go with... just what you feel is right.  I think it would be a whole hell of a lot easier for kids if the parents stuck more with teaching what's morally right, rather than beating their own beliefs into their children.  There's too many different belief systems (some of them...ahem... being much older than others) to say one is right or wrong.  So, I guess that's my rant for the day  :D

I'd also like to thank all of you lady's for making me feel much better about the new path I'm learning!!  Makes you feel less of a loner when you've got a whole pack with you!!  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on February 19, 2009 01:54:12 PM
Blessed Be Olive, And welcome Huggz!
I came from a strange family.... you ask my father what religion are we.... his answer was "YES" hahaha... what the @[email protected] kind of answer is that... but Ronda and I had our "secret cribbage talks" and so there forth with me I think the true question is... Was there ever a broom closet ta begin with  ;)
I have fun dabbling in everything YaY...
But the Fun part is when you know and believe that everything is one of the same regardless deity or familiar thats when oneness truly take hold...

On another note
Almost done with crafting and will be shipping off soon...
*Just having so much fun with these cards hahaha*
Huggz ta all
and brightest blessings
~Toby82~


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 19, 2009 02:10:34 PM
I agree, it's so reassuring. my granny (bare with me, she was my everything) used to say "everything is in order" Its also awesome to know that you are part of something so big and you have a place and a purpose here. Everything does. I imagine I feel kind of like a child, everything is new and bright and beautiful. I'm glad to share it with you all:) I hope you all are have a good day.

Much Love and Brightest Blessings.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 19, 2009 03:05:40 PM
I was raised with a mix of Southern Baptist and Church of God (Olive, I'm sure you're background's probably not too much different since we both hail from Fl!).  My mom took us to the Church of God and everyother weekend or at least once a month we went with my Big Granny to the SB.  Somehow I got around being Baptized... not sure how that happened!  It really sucks having something pounded into your head and being scared/frustrated when free thoughts find their way in.  I really feel that their is no "right" religion to go with... just what you feel is right.  I think it would be a whole hell of a lot easier for kids if the parents stuck more with teaching what's morally right, rather than beating their own beliefs into their children.  There's too many different belief systems (some of them...ahem... being much older than others) to say one is right or wrong.  So, I guess that's my rant for the day  :D

I'd also like to thank all of you lady's for making me feel much better about the new path I'm learning!!  Makes you feel less of a loner when you've got a whole pack with you!!  ;D

And apparently we all stand behind each other with our totem animals on our heads holding brooms while hexes and chocolate and thrown.  In order of descending height, that is. ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 19, 2009 04:53:47 PM
I am still not standing up front!

Actually you should probably get in another line. When I start swingin the Goddess herself only knows who or what I'll hit rofl - I still don't see so clearly lol

Lisa thanks for the patterns! I'll be checking out the sewing one!!
I had cords and a double layer sweater on today and fuzzy boots!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 19, 2009 06:43:58 PM
don't forget out hairy warts on our noses and the eating small children.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 19, 2009 07:09:56 PM
no small children - they poop, have snotty noses, and drool! YUK What were those witches thinking rofl


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 19, 2009 07:12:47 PM
Wind,

  Your welcome, I hope they work out for ya!! Hmmmm wonder where I'd be in that line up .. I'm only 5'1 ... and I'll have a black panther or a wolf on my head! Yay!!

Small: 100%
Small: 10%
Medium: 100%
Large: 50%
extras in the works!

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on February 19, 2009 07:32:28 PM
Large: 100%
Medium: 75%
S1: 89%
S2: 50%

My cat had to go to the vet today. He had to get is gums/teeth cleaned. Turned out he had worms and an allergic reaction to fleas, which he should not have. Now I must go cuddle my kitty!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 19, 2009 07:34:00 PM
psh, i don't know. small children aren't at all appetizing to me, but those were dark times. LOL.

missmuffcake: poor kitty. give him an extra cuddle for me :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 19, 2009 08:29:11 PM
I've been lucky with my family - they've always considered me to be a little "different" so I don't think anything I do or say really surprises them!  I was raised a very eclectic/military Protestant, so nothing was overdone or pushed on us ... went to Sunday school, learned the stories.  But nothing too terrible or oppressive.  Then in high school every single one of my friends was Catholic so I spent way too much time at Mass (then married a Catholic)!  That's when I started thinking maybe this religion thing was not right ... called myself an atheist for several years.  I had no idea that there were other religions and that people actually thought like me!  It was so exciting to find Wicca!  I'm not sure how serious my parents take me, but they wouldn't ever say anything about it to my face.  Besides, I've been doing this for almost 20 years now ... my people have come to terms with it.

As far as my kids go, I'm just hoping to instill in them a sense of spirituality.  I have one that is spiritual without actually practicing any religion, a 17 y/o that calls himself an atheist and the two little ones that still call themselves Catholic because their dad tells them that, although I don't remember the last time he took them to church.  All four are baptized Catholic, because I figured if there was a slim chance I was wrong in my beliefs at least they were covered!  I'm working on my youngest (with gentle hints!) to be Wiccan - he seems an old soul to me and he is the only one that had imaginary friends (which I am TOTALLY convinced were real!).  I feel he has a "connection" that he has yet to discover ... one that I would like to have myself.  Anyway ... I'm rambling!  I just hope my kids are good people and I think "most" religions emphasize that (when practiced properly).


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 19, 2009 09:33:25 PM
don't forget out hairy warts on our noses and the eating small children.

I love children...fried :P  Devin likes em BBQ'd! :D




Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 20, 2009 04:23:30 AM
Do you suppose random people visit and read and then run screaming into the night? lmao
I suspect it was like me coming across the traveling gnomes group - I don't think I have ever laughed so hard and then I wondered if any of them were my neighbors? VERY SCAREY!!!

Love to you all!
Blessed Be
May the Goddess shine her light into the darkest corner of your life so you know you're not alone and it WILL be alright!
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 20, 2009 05:50:23 AM
You know, maybe they ate the small kids just to STOP THE NOISE!!!!!!! It's very hard to be centered when it sounds like armageddon is blossoming in the room with you lol.  (all three are running around the living room shrieking and banging and throwing themselves at the couch so they bounce back off) I have the biggest sinus headache going on today, and I think I could do some kid eating if it would gain me 10 minutes of peace. LOL I jest. I got all my cards done, I hope to get them out tomorrow. I still have quite a bit of crafting to do for Toby, I've just got to get the time to do it. And make sure I don't pass the crud onto him! Well, I'm off to ward off serious injuries between the small ones, and to drink tea. Lots and LOTS of tea.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 20, 2009 08:30:52 AM
now maybe for peace I can understand. I love my Grace like my child, but when I'm trying to pray/work/practice [whatever you call it] and she knocks stuff off my altar with her tail, It irritates the crap out of me. On this train of thought, Maybe I could understand lol. the tea works, for sure Luna. I'm sending good healing thoughts your way.

phnxreign: I understand what you mean about the wiccan/catholic household. My Fiance is Catholic, and I am an Eclectic Pagan. He is really supportive but I imagine when we have little ones, they may be a bit confused. I think the best thing a parent can do for a child is teach them to think for themselves and be compassionate people. I'm glad that my parents did, and I firmly believe that if everyone were to raise their kids that way, the world would be a more accepting and loving place. I'm so happy that you are encouraging your son to interact with his "imaginary friends." I think they maybe his spirit guides or maybe family members that have passed on. My mom always enouraged me too. I'm only recently working on my intuition and I wish I could have known when I was a kid I'd probably be more effective. I'm about 50/50 now. 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 20, 2009 09:05:48 AM
I only have one terror in the house, but I can understanding eating them for some peace and quiet!  That's one thing I quickly learned as a new parent.  I thought that babies cry all the time, but they don't.  They cry and the squeal.  As cute as the squealing is, when I have a headache, it can be a little trying on the nerves.  Luckily now that I am on birth control. I don't as much headaches, though.  Happy or sad, I don't think I will get peace and quiet until she reaches 16 and withdraws to her room for the majority of the day because I cease to be "cool"....but then I will be lonely.  It's a sick, sick cycle :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 20, 2009 09:21:01 AM
Bless her. 16? No. Then comes driving with a whole new set off issues. I wouldn't bank on peace for...well probably never lol.

You will always be cool BT!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 20, 2009 12:03:08 PM
Bless her. 16? No. Then comes driving with a whole new set off issues. I wouldn't bank on peace for...well probably never lol.

You will always be cool BT!

I should cross stitch "I will always be cool" and frame it and stick it on my wall.  To remind everyone else in the house :P


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 20, 2009 12:04:30 PM
I was thinking the same thing about the "16" - oh, the sound of cackling, squealing teenage girls in a room!  Each age has it's own issues ... ask my mother - she'll tell you how much she still has to worry about me and my brother!  Everything is easier to say in retrospect, but sitting here now with one grown up, two teens and a pre-teen, I wish I had never gotten "angry" at the little things.  I can't imagine that there were times when I really wanted to get away from them ... now I have to track them down and make them sit in the same space with me!  My grown daughter is here waiting to have her baby (she'd been gone for three years after high school) and I'm SOOO happy to have her here - and soon, she'll be gone again.

I have to tell my imaginary friend story.  My youngest (now 11) had several imaginary friends, the predominant one being "Jackie".  I asked if Jackie was a girl or a boy and my son always told me Jackie was both, sometimes a girl, sometimes a boy.  I thought it odd - such an interesting idea for a 3 y/o with concrete thinking.  And how would he know that name could really be used for boy or girl?!  Anyway, we moved from one place to another and Jackie stayed behind, didn't move into our new house with us.  Shortly after that, my niece in PA became pregnant.  Love her dearly, but being so far away, we aren't close.  Guess what she named her baby?!  Jackie!  When I heard that I just got a chill.  They say that we travel in particular groups throughout our lifetimes, same souls in different relationships.  I seriously can't help but think that Jackie was in the process of re-entering the family circle and was just biding her time, hanging out with Logan.  I have also been told by two card readers that there was a girl soul waiting for me, which would be my fifth child.  But I chose to stop at four and had a tubal.  The next opportunity to enter the world was with my niece.  Definitely has given me lots of interesting things to think about ...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 20, 2009 12:14:11 PM
Eh, I was an angry teen, so I would hole up in my room all day.  Probably because my parents were completely insane.  When my brother was 16, he moved out and moved in with my grandmother.  She didn't want to take me at 16 because she didn't like me (yeah, she told me that).  I wasn't horrible or anything.  I think it was because she raised 5 girls and desperately wanted a boy.  My brother and grandmother were always VERY close.  (He thought of her as his 2nd mother)

But, hey!  At least I wont have to clean up poop when she's 16-hopefully *crosses fingers*


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 20, 2009 12:29:36 PM
How awesome is that? You should tell your niece that your son knew her daughter before she did! When I was about 3, my aunt was pregnant and I woke up in the morning and told my mom to call my aunt. She said all day I was bugging her so she finally called and my aunt was in labor with her son. They were all amazed, I apparently didn't quite understand the fuss.  Another thing is when my little brother was about 3 he came to my mom and said "when I was a grown up, I lived in Alabama and I died in a church that had black people in it" It was eerie.

and BT: Do it, That would be awesome and you can use it as a mantra. :) Your grandma said she didn't like you, what and idgit as my DM would say.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 20, 2009 12:58:06 PM
I was thinking the same thing about the "16" - oh, the sound of cackling, squealing teenage girls in a room!  Each age has it's own issues ... ask my mother - she'll tell you how much she still has to worry about me and my brother!  Everything is easier to say in retrospect, but sitting here now with one grown up, two teens and a pre-teen, I wish I had never gotten "angry" at the little things.  I can't imagine that there were times when I really wanted to get away from them ... now I have to track them down and make them sit in the same space with me!  My grown daughter is here waiting to have her baby (she'd been gone for three years after high school) and I'm SOOO happy to have her here - and soon, she'll be gone again.

I have to tell my imaginary friend story.  My youngest (now 11) had several imaginary friends, the predominant one being "Jackie".  I asked if Jackie was a girl or a boy and my son always told me Jackie was both, sometimes a girl, sometimes a boy.  I thought it odd - such an interesting idea for a 3 y/o with concrete thinking.  And how would he know that name could really be used for boy or girl?!  Anyway, we moved from one place to another and Jackie stayed behind, didn't move into our new house with us.  Shortly after that, my niece in PA became pregnant.  Love her dearly, but being so far away, we aren't close.  Guess what she named her baby?!  Jackie!  When I heard that I just got a chill.  They say that we travel in particular groups throughout our lifetimes, same souls in different relationships.  I seriously can't help but think that Jackie was in the process of re-entering the family circle and was just biding her time, hanging out with Logan.  I have also been told by two card readers that there was a girl soul waiting for me, which would be my fifth child.  But I chose to stop at four and had a tubal.  The next opportunity to enter the world was with my niece.  Definitely has given me lots of interesting things to think about ...

hmmmm that would bring a lot to my mind.  A palm reader told me that I was going to have two kids, one reader said two boys and the other said two girls.  Another interesting thing was that when I found out I was pregnant, Devin told me I was going to have a girl.  I flip flopped for a month or two but about a month before we found out it was a girl, I just decided that the baby was a girl.  Babies really facinate me.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on February 20, 2009 01:14:38 PM

hmmmm that would bring a lot to my mind.  A palm reader told me that I was going to have two kids, one reader said two boys and the other said two girls.  Another interesting thing was that when I found out I was pregnant, Devin told me I was going to have a girl.  I flip flopped for a month or two but about a month before we found out it was a girl, I just decided that the baby was a girl.  Babies really facinate me.

Have you ever heard/tried the needle on string method?  My mom always does it and when my friend got pregnant I did it to her and said she was going to have a boy.... he's a year and a half now!  :)  If you haven't seen it done.... take a sewing needle and thread the string through the hole.  Hold it above mommy's wrist (steady, but not too stiff) and see which way it spins.  If it goes back and forth (no matter which direction) it's a boy.  Spinning in a circle means a girl!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 20, 2009 02:02:04 PM
My family always did that with the wedding ring on the string.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 20, 2009 04:21:11 PM
We did that too ... with the needle and thread.. but the needle was stuck into a sharpened pencil. The pencil told me I was going to have 7 children *yikes* 4 girls and 3 boys ... I've had *miscarriage-unknown* Girl-17, Girl-11, Boy-9, *miscarriage-unknown*, Girl-5 ... I'm 43 and divorced, not seeing anyone and don't plan on ever getting involved again. So number 7 is still out there somewhere

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 20, 2009 04:40:55 PM
Ah Solitaire I love you!

I knew I was having girls. Never doubted it for a moment. I never picked out boys names.

I lost 2 babies and when the twins were born I knew! They found a way into the family and into my life.

Luna and I obviously share something special and I have been told many times that we have been traveling together for a long while, just changing realtionships.

Now with the six grandkids (3 boys 3 girls), there's someone to carry on each name and a girl to keep the witchy side strong! (yes I know boys can be too, but most of the gifts have gone to women) We're a pioneering sort and we need strong spirited women!

Blessed Be all


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 20, 2009 06:10:07 PM
I've never done the needle and string, although I saw it done on my Aunt successfully.  I was convinced all four times that I was having a girl ... I was wrong.  One girl - and then three boys!  I think it was just wishful thinking on my part!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 20, 2009 06:14:56 PM
I really think that's true that souls to stay together. There are those times when you meet someone, and you just know you have met them before. It's like Deja Vu. Have you all ever heard that theory that Deja Vu is like neurological misfiring? Psh, I don't think so.


I've done the pencil thing...but i forgot what it said lol. duuuuuh. I have those moments a lot.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 20, 2009 07:57:49 PM
sometimes I feel like I can see the movement of time. It is after all a dimension just like space the two directions of a plane and then space - stands to reason that we should be able to sense time with more than a clock. Sometimes I feel like I can mentally step in and out where I want to if I am looking at it sideways.

Ronda
brightest blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 21, 2009 10:48:07 AM
I wish I could step in and out of time. Like check out for a while, while everything else continues on without me. ESPECIALLY at the Gyno office LMAO.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 21, 2009 11:02:59 AM
Everyone wants to have an out of body experience when at the GYN office! lol
I went to this new GYn, recommended by my then sister-in-law - I'm laying on the table and I figure I'll stare at the ceiling, maybe count some tiles - and there it is - a poster that said "Do it in the Bahamas" I never went back! I knew what he was thinking - yuk!

My favorite movie about time - "Somewhere in Time" with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour - get out the tissue box!

I feel the passage of days but try not to let it drag me down. I've always felt the passage of the seasons - it's in the wind and the air and the feel of the earth; like a hum. I can smell it too - especially in the morning!

I get so excited in August when that first hint of Autumn scents the air - the wind of Autumn is my favorite! I feel alive and invigorated - I get tingly just thinking about Autumn.

Sorry - got lost in the thought!

Blessed Be


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 21, 2009 11:25:32 AM
That's my moms favorite too, never seen it. I heard it's sad.

I can smell all the seasons. I love all the smells. Spring, Fall, and Summer, even the smell of snow.
I have a bit of season affective disorder and I get blue in winter.


My very first visit to the gyno was horrendous. I had a nurse practitioner who examined me and when she found out I was there for Birth Control and I wasn't married, She was very cold and almost rude. I could have cried, I was so nervous already and that made it absolutely traumatizing. The joys of life in a small town. She was pregnant and I tried to convince myself that she was just tired and probably ready to go home. At the end of the day, I think she was disgusted by me. I was shaking in the stirrups and she said, very abruptly "Are you cold? Or just nervous?"  I just told her I was fine. She didn't even talk to me about the different forms of birth control or anything. It was pretty humiliating.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 21, 2009 11:28:38 AM
You're right ! How rude! The first time for anyone married or not is hard - besides, you should be seen before marriage and birth control is smart! Wish my middle daughter had listened to that talk - she had the twins and then ended up with cervical cancer - HPV. She has had a rocky road since then.

I know what you mean about small towns - they ran planned parenthood out of ours - dang bible thumpers!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 21, 2009 12:59:09 PM
Watching the National Geographic channel and this thing about Freemasons. Some of it was interesting. Apparently some of the streets in DC make up an inverted pentagram, with the White House at the point. And the Washington monument is an Egyptian Obelisk which is also made by Pagans.

I hate how shows like this are meant to exploit other peoples ignorance and turn it into fear. Even the tone they use in the show is one of shock and awe. A Pentagram?! Noooo! Sigh.




Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 21, 2009 02:46:33 PM
psh robotarsonist, you don't even want to get me started on the freemasons LMAO. I have this weird obsession with secret societies i.e. Freemasons, Knights Templar and conspiracy theories. I don't neccesarily believe or not, but I just hate not being able to find out. My Grandfather is a 33 degree mason and he won't tell me anything and it drives me nuts.

But I know what you mean about the Pentagram. I am guilty of it too, before I actually started studying Paganism, I thought that the Pentagram and Pentacle were satanic, therefore evil symbols. That was my own ignorance.




Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on February 21, 2009 05:06:04 PM
sometimes I feel like I can see the movement of time. It is after all a dimension just like space the two directions of a plane and then space - stands to reason that we should be able to sense time with more than a clock. Sometimes I feel like I can mentally step in and out where I want to if I am looking at it sideways.

Ronda
brightest blessings!
ahhhhh  now a topic i will freely jump into...
Ronda what you speak of is time spanning... your spirit is traveling to points of the universe where a whole dae could only be 5 minutes here.... a point to where you feel you almost control the very time and feel all it's messures and burdens alike... and the point of me standing in two directions happens quite often... usually with vivid colours swirling around me and healing me at the same time i choose a "Vacation spot" haha you know what I mean... the places we all warp to too get out of our bodies and mind frames.... but I believe that ta be much different than a deja vu.... wow i could go on for hours about this...
I really think that's true that souls to stay together. There are those times when you meet someone, and you just know you have met them before. It's like Deja Vu. Have you all ever heard that theory that Deja Vu is like neurological misfiring? Psh, I don't think so.

I've done the pencil thing...but i forgot what it said lol. duuuuuh. I have those moments a lot.
I believe a Deja Vu ta be you in a parallel universe actually doing a the same thing/same thought processes at the same time...and you're just swapping sub conscience knowledge... not a neurological misfire at all but a more of a fast educational course from your spirit/soul to the body of all worlds you reside in...
I am a firm believer of soul mates. reincarnation, and all ethereal worlds...
and as far as the palms go for kids .... it also means other children in your life... like i take care of my niece with my mum and sister... we all share the burden... and I'm suppose ta have two children... funny considering It will never biologically happen to my consciously awaken knowledge....

But on another note...
Crafting is 90% done with everything.... Im going slow on the final tid-bits Like ta make sure all is Perfect LoL...yeah we know im just anal huh Ronda...
LunaKitten... hun just take your time... also if you cant find the mind frame ta craft but still want to...work on it... then just cleanse then energies out when you do have a peaceful mind-set... im a water sign... so I naturally cleanse things when i touch them anyways... BTW have you ever hear of Selenite its a wonderful mineral that cleansing 100% all the time on the aura and the pollutants of the house/room its in... i love ta crush it up and sprinkle it around my bed for great sleep...it's said it' never needs charging of energy... and always wards off all negativity... you should try it out

Ok this is a long enuff message Huggz ta all and hope your all doing well....
Brightest Blessings
~Toby82~


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 21, 2009 06:04:29 PM
Toby,

you have opened up a whole new line of thought for me. I have always thought of the idea of parallel universes, but I've never heard it put as well as you have.

and I'm totally going to search for some Selenite. :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 22, 2009 12:28:42 AM
I like time spanning - that is a good name for it

I sent Wind some selenite, kyanite and black tourmaline - but told her to reset everything I sent her to her before she did anything with it, as she is made uncomfortable by some stones - so once they do that they will have some (slow reset with earth cleansing)

there wasn't that much (small wand and a desert rose) so they could use some more  ;) 

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on February 22, 2009 08:15:34 AM
 Im on it.... I should sprinkle some selenite powder in everyones Cards....Hahaha then we would all be cleansed YaY


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on February 22, 2009 11:09:59 AM
wow I go away for the weekend (with the uber sexy BF) and have pages to catch up with!!

This is a seriously chatty group..I like it. Religion...bah, humbug, you can keep it, I spent the weekend in belfast, riven for decades with sectarianism, catholics murdering protestants and protestants murdering catholics...all in the name of religion... The initial issue was probably a civil rights issue, but it was the 'spiritual leaders' whom I hold responsible for the troubles. They preach love and compassion but dont practice it. leading to so much misery, trouble, conflict and heart-hardning.

I consider myself to be a recovering catholic, i was brought up a catholic but when I got pregnant out of marriage at 18, gave the baby to my sister to adopt, (mucho family pressure) riddled with guilt and shame I turned to the church for solace to find nothing, just that... yes, I was indeed a sinful woman but if I atoned I could become acceptable in God the fathers eyes again...assuming of course I never had sex outside of marriage *to the one man!!* and of course never used contraception.

Finding a book on the notion of a female centered spirituality that celebrated, rather than was shamed, by the body, and the pleasures of the flesh, was a life saver for me. It lead me down a path to the point I am today. I still tend to shy away from any kind of organised religion, even 'formalised wicca and druidry etc' with degrees of intiation etc. I dont disrespect it, I am just allergic to any hint of dogma or 'thou shalt's' My only commandments are the simple rule, do as thou wilt, an it harm none. Which I translate into something more simple....play nice.

Jumping off my hobby horse..

I was heartened to see signs of spring in belfast, crocus and snowdrops everywhere, even an early cherry blossom starting to make pink blossoms. And the evenings are getting longer and its brighter in the mornings...spring is on the way at last...oh and fields full of lambs..unbelievably cute.

hope the crafting is going well, mine has been a little slow...lol well I was with Mr Uber-sexy for the weekend, trust me, sewing was not foremost in my mind.

but I am on track for send-outs.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 22, 2009 01:21:33 PM
I tend to agree, I've always said organized religion does nothing but cause wars. I don't want to offend anyone or step on anyones toes. Thats what I love about Paganism. It really encourages following ones own path, and being responsible for your own actions. It's empowering. I wish people would stop focusing on the titles. I don't care if your Pagan, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist. My main focus is your heart and your spirit. I don't consider myself Wiccan, but the Wiccan Rede is something that I strongly identify with.

Be careful in your boasting Edel, I bragged about my 62 degree weather and all I got was snow and a cold. :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 22, 2009 01:41:19 PM
My edel did you have to rub it in! I mean the uber sexy not the weather! lol
I got all hot and bothered just reading that post!
Time for a cold shower - oh sorry - I just have to step outside!

Don't get me started on my beloved Ireland and her inability to get past the Protestant Catholic thing! I will go to my grave wondering how the joy that is being Irish can't be shared whether you genuflect or not!

Crocus and cherry blossoms sounds wonderful - I even think I can smell it!

Blessed Be
I'm taking a rest!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 22, 2009 02:48:30 PM
Sorry I havn'et been around for a few days...
My puppy (ok 13 year old dog) got sick and Dad was conviced he was on his last legs.
I didn't agree  -i think i will feel when he is ready - He is my best friend and confident!
Anyways I am back online :)
And puppy is receovering nicely -he even got out of his bath (he hates baths!)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 22, 2009 04:20:34 PM
hope the old man is feeling better - you too - it's hard when a companion becomes ill.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 22, 2009 05:30:44 PM
I'm sure you puppy is fine. I know how you feel. I'm sending good thoughts your way. ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on February 23, 2009 09:06:06 AM
Dragonfly - I wish your puppy well.

I was all done, then I looked at the large and spotted where the glue leaked a bit so now I have some more work to do on it.  Grrrr.  I can't just let it be.

Cards are almost done, now I need to stop cleaning (like it's really going to bring spring sooner) and finish.

Blessings,
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 23, 2009 02:20:12 PM
If you think it will bring Spring sooner - you can come to my house and clean Fey lol


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 23, 2009 08:35:36 PM
Oh my goodness I have been busy this week!  I have been doing my photography assignments and working on Solitaire's package and I haven't had time to get on craftster!!  I know, shocking!  So, here I am!  I honestly don't even know how far along I am.  I keep adding new projects.  Tomorrow, I want to sit down and at least complete the large!  :P  I thought I was almost done with my cards, but it turns out that I am not.  The technique I was going to use didn't work out and I ruined two cards.  Grrrr....all will be good though :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 23, 2009 11:51:04 PM
I'm with you, BT. I've been busy too. Have a gallery assignment for one of my art classes and I've hit an artists block. School has been tiring me out.

Still working on crafts, though  :)

I wish it wasn't windy anymore. The wind chill is making it so ridiculously cold here I don't even want to go outside. Sigh.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 24, 2009 12:12:10 AM
I got really busy too - but did plan something - if I can execute it is another question, LOL!

Ronda
Brightest of Blessings, Warmest of Winds!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 24, 2009 01:18:41 AM
Thankyou for the well wishes for Puppy -He is on the mend -he ate half his dinner last night  - and has spent a good part of today catching up on his barking!



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 24, 2009 07:32:13 AM
Finally done with three hideous nights of work ... now I can finish up my crafts for Windoverireland!!

Large - 100% done
Medium - 100% done
Small - 100% done
Other "small" - 80% - I hope to finish it up today ...

Happy Crafting everyone!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 24, 2009 07:35:25 AM
good job phnx!

What kind of puppy did you say you have dragonfly?


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Phildude on February 24, 2009 08:33:17 AM
Just thought id pop in and say hi to everyone as i fly past.

* flap flap WAVES * HI GUYS* flapp flapp flap*


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on February 24, 2009 12:45:21 PM
hey hon *waving back*


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 24, 2009 01:43:38 PM
*waves maniacally to Phildude*


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on February 24, 2009 02:56:08 PM
I finally have a day where I can sit down and finish off my parcel......thats the plan anyway, after I get back from the shops......it is overcast here today and I notice the days are getting shorter again weeeeeeeee autumn is almost here.
suppose to rain today too.

Oh I have to tell you all I was looking into my fish tank the other day , my big snails had died..... well I found a ton of little snails all over the place and they are growing amazingly fast, so are my baby guppies....
I love my fishies they are so cool.



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on February 24, 2009 04:30:30 PM
Sorry I haven't checked in lately, I haven't had much to say, I've actually had to work when I was at work, combined with some stress and heartache . . . .

I am a good way done on my large and have an idea for a quick medium I hope Saturn will love.  Smalls have been done for a bit, but of course there is the obligatory candy to buy (what's a swap without getting some sweets, right)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 25, 2009 03:51:41 AM
What kind of puppy did you say you have dragonfly?

He is a Collie crossed with a Corgie -beauiful!!!
His names Chappy - and he is I think lmost fully mended!
He was barking like mad at me this morning as i left for work :)
I thik he wanted a big walk!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 25, 2009 07:41:19 AM
Bless him. I have a Corgi, actually it's my sister-in-law's (who i also refer to as my sister) and we are taking care of him while she's in Korea. What a personality he has. His name is Baxter. I'm so glad your puppy is better now. Barking is usually a good sign :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 25, 2009 10:28:05 AM
*****ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE*****

REMEMBER
SEND OUTS ARE MARCH 5th
which is in about a week

anyone who thinks they can't make that date
let me know ASAP!

Ronda
Brightest of Blessings!

*****ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE*****


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BattleMaidenStudio on February 25, 2009 01:30:15 PM
Finished my big project last night! Now I just have to put the finishing touches on my middle sized one, and assemble the smaller ones and everything will be good to go.

In the mean time, I've been working on a few custom paintings, including one for me. Check out my little fairy baby http://battlemaidenart.blogspot.com
I love her so much :)

Sorry I haven't been terribly chatty. Life got super busy over the last few weeks!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on February 25, 2009 01:34:54 PM
I am almost done, have a small, med and large done, just working on a few extras (I tend to overcraft a little, saves swap anxiety!) The last project is frustrating me no end though, but its one I really really want to succeed at...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on February 25, 2009 02:43:31 PM
weee I am almost done, I didn't think I would get there lol.
just one more smaller to make and we are set to be finished.



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 25, 2009 04:43:04 PM
I'm done!!  I have loved everyone of these projects, can't wait to get them in a box and mail them out tomorrow ... although I'm a little sad to see them go, I know they are going to a good home!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on February 25, 2009 04:45:56 PM
A Flick of a brush and the Burn of some wood... It shall be sent off ta real good and soon


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 25, 2009 07:54:26 PM
hey Toby I know a spell rhyme when I read one!

Finished coating medium. Large needs small touch. small that's kind of turning into a medium needs work. Small needs 5 minutes! It's the coating. Small needs 10 minutes. I know count seems off but I got inspiration at the last minute.

Blessed Be



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 25, 2009 10:28:57 PM
Just thought id pop in and say hi to everyone as i fly past.

* flap flap WAVES * HI GUYS* flapp flapp flap*

Hello!  *waves at phildude*

Bleh, I have been pretty swamped with school, so I am a little teensy weensy bit behind.  I can't talk too long!  I need to go work on the large.  Jeez, I knew _________s were lots of work, but holy poop!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 25, 2009 11:21:38 PM
**Waves like a lunatic at Phildude!!!** we missssssssssssssssssssss you! Been crafting like a lunatic lately, so no time to be chatty this round LOL ... I know, so unlike me! But, in my defense, I did create a really awesome _________ for BT!! I just hope she likes it *anxiety*

Status update:
large - 100% !!! Yay!!!!
medium - 100%
small - 100%
small - 80%
extras - in the works ... will be ready for mailing early next week!!

Blessings everyone!
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 26, 2009 12:59:02 AM
I am a little stalled on one thing. I bought something and wanted to add to it, but it is so nice with no additions I don't want to, but then it isn't crafted at all, so have to think on it some more...

I have the supplies but have to do the work on another that I know what I am doing for it and how long it will take so it will be ready on time - and I have a day set aside early next week for jewelry making for other swaps so will be doing something jewelry for my partner also while I am at it...

Then there is one thing Feywalker got me thinking on which has developed a life of it's own and is turning into a large collection of very interesting smalls, LOL!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 26, 2009 02:27:28 AM
I'm almost done too. Putting finishing touches on things.

I'm sorry I'm not talking too much, just got terribly sick. The man gave it to me. Stupid men.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 26, 2009 04:08:14 AM
Ah my private coven gets together yeah!
Feel better robot :) Twins are sick too
I love projects that take on a life of their own. Says they wanted to be created!
Sounds like we're as on as we can be - life and reality considered  ;D
I'm very curious to see what we've all been up to and what comes out of all these magical hands.
I hope p...reign likes odd boxes - seems to be my calling card lol

Tired - wish it was Friday! Hoping Luna can manage all 3 kids while I go to work = BLESS HER! Praying the children get well soon too!!!

Blessed Be sisters
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 26, 2009 04:16:54 AM
Hey Phil - perch for awhile - hoping you are well and happy!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 26, 2009 05:48:53 AM
Hopefully i will be able to finish up on my two items and get my two smalls done this weekend. I have some extras put away, I just have to find TIME!! I hope that I can get some done when little imp takes his nap today, but it depends on if the other two are still puking or not. *crosses fingers... no more puking please!*


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: tvelez on February 26, 2009 06:22:14 AM
I know i haven't posted! a friend of mine got me addicted to an online game  :-X lol

Still crafting though and 1/2 way through. I will have them done by send out.

Also i received my card from phnxreign99- my battery is on the charger now so i'll take pics and post later.



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on February 26, 2009 07:19:48 AM
I have completely finshed! (got done a couple of days ago)  Got everything into the box, now I just have to address it, Hubby says he'll take it to the post office for me if I do that.

Blessings,
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 26, 2009 08:07:38 AM
I'm with you Feywalker ... everything is done and in the box, ready to be shipped.  Now I have to drag myself into the shower and get on with the day ... ugh, hate to take off my jammies!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 26, 2009 08:11:22 AM
Since I'm done with Denise's package I think I will take some time out tonight and light a few candles and send a little Arizona sunshine to all of you ... take away some of this sickness!  Be watching for it  ...  ;) !!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 26, 2009 10:17:39 AM
**Waves like a lunatic at Phildude!!!** we missssssssssssssssssssss you! Been crafting like a lunatic lately, so no time to be chatty this round LOL ... I know, so unlike me! But, in my defense, I did create a really awesome _________ for BT!! I just hope she likes it *anxiety*

Status update:
large - 100% !!! Yay!!!!
medium - 100%
small - 100%
small - 80%
extras - in the works ... will be ready for mailing early next week!!

Blessings everyone!
Lisa
 

Oh shush!  I already know I will love it.  The question is if you will love mine!!  I am hoping I can get everything done this weekend *crosses fingers*


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 26, 2009 04:40:41 PM
Hey P...reign I'm soooo excited!

Thanks for the gesture of sunshine - it must have worked - today it was 59!!! when I came home from school - it felt soooo good! Tomorrow's supposed to be nice at first and then rain but warmer 40's lol

I'm finishing up and will try to send Saturday - drying is my issue right now!

Blessed Be sisters!
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 26, 2009 04:46:04 PM
Today was pretty nice here too, 64-65.


BUT, I'm totally not bragging lol.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 26, 2009 04:56:06 PM
*sticks tongue out at everyone*  it was and still is in the freaking 30's again. In fact, we woke up to another snowfall and a two hour delay for school. I'm about ready to scream, I want warmer weather NOW!

Blessings everyone
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 26, 2009 05:07:51 PM
snow delays can be fun too :)

but I feel your pain.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on February 26, 2009 05:52:06 PM
EEk! I'm sorry Solitaire! Warmness to you!!! Spring has to be here SOON right??

I got one of my smalls done.....and it rocks my world LOL, now hopefully it rocks Toby's world too!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 26, 2009 06:24:32 PM
I'm hoping Spring is on the way ... I did see a few robins in the front yard, searching for worms! The snow melted, but it's still wicked cold.

  I'm going to be a meanie and post a teaser pic to drive BT crazy LOLOL



Blessings all

Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on February 26, 2009 06:56:30 PM
We had a high of 79 today (right now at 8 pm it's still 72!)  This weekend we are supposed to be in the 80's (up to 87 on Sunday)  Spring has already arrived here ... the flowers are in bloom (actually they are in bloom most of the year), the birds are chirping, the sun is shining - just lovely!  And yes ... I am bragging   ;D !!

(I'm a native Pennsylvanian so I know my snow and cold and you all can keep it!)

Sent out my package to Windoverireland today ... it's so nerve-wracking sending your stuff out into the world!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on February 26, 2009 07:00:27 PM
dang phnx. that sounds pretty awesome to me. we have daffodils bluming here :)

enjoy the warmth!!

send some my way if you can.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on February 26, 2009 07:45:19 PM
I know I haven't had a lot to say on here this week - but I have read every post in all the threads, and answered every PM unless I got them today (will do those in a bit!) and put in a 70 hour work week in 4 days  :-[  no work for weeks and then a 5 day deadline, LOL! hope that means more work later this month but not too soon!

I have learned that I can crochet and read at the same time as long as I don't have to hold what I am reading or count what I am crocheting, LOL! not for this swap, but well on the way to finishing something for another swap.

and the job is done on time!

so that means my reward is a day of jewelry making tomorrow to do something for this swap and get some other swaps finished up - then I can focus totally on finishing that project that took on it's own life, LOL!  ;D

hope everyone is doing better soon - the weather here is in that unpredictable stage (hail and lightening storm this morning and snow tonight) - and I hope all the ill folks feel better soon (handle those puking chilluns with care and distance  ;)  )

Ronda
Brightest of Blessings to All!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 27, 2009 12:00:25 AM
I'm hoping Spring is on the way ... I did see a few robins in the front yard, searching for worms! The snow melted, but it's still wicked cold.

  I'm going to be a meanie and post a teaser pic to drive BT crazy LOLOL
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/Teaser_pic3.jpg

Blessings all

Lisa

LMAO!!  I saw that and pointed it out to Devin and said, "that's a teaser pic!" (he was confused at what exactly a teaser pic was) and he both laughed....then I realized that it was you!  Nooooooooo!  I can just see it....but I can't at the same time.  It's right there...just can't quite see it!  Ok, that's it!  Be prepared for teaser pics from me as well!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on February 27, 2009 12:12:00 AM
Bwahahahahahahaha ... I love teaser pics!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 27, 2009 04:10:40 AM
Wicked mwhahahahaha :)

No sun this morning - clouds rain wind! but it's 37 which feels warm after single digits. It's all perspective.

Some woman at the eye doc was talking about there being 1 last snow storm for the season - I wanted to strangle her!

Just the thought makes me cringe. I feel your pain Solitaire and I'm right with you - SPRING NOW!

Blessed Be sisters
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on February 27, 2009 08:30:08 AM
Stupid KS weather.  It was around 70 on Tues and Wed (foggy/overcast wed) and then it was 12 this morning when I left for work with a high of like 40 for today and this weekend.  Supposed to be in 60's again next week.  Such a tease this weather.

I didn't get the box addressed last night - couldn't find the silly packing tape (I think I have a Fairy who likes to move things, my Dog and cats stalk him around all the time) - so I will pick some up tomorrow and hopefully hit the post office then.

Will be looking for that warm weather you're sending, Pheonix.

Blessings,
Kassi


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on February 27, 2009 09:21:20 AM
It is officially spring here, I have daffodils starting to bloom in my front garden

unfortately Loki seems to have dropped in too. I have politely asked him to go, falling out of my back door and down the step, while laden with stuff, was pretty much the last straw! Still on the upside, I only twisted my ankle, rather than sprained it.

I have been running around like a blue arsed fly (as we say over here) for the last...oh...ages, so I think the universe is telling me to slow down a little.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on February 27, 2009 10:04:04 AM
EVERYTHING'S  blooming here now!!!  YAY!!!!  Right now it's 74 and supposed to get a little warmer, but by Sunday the high is only 46 with a low of 33 and rain  :(  Going to the beach tomorrow... maybe I'll find something neat on the shore to send with my package!

Large: Waiting on the hubby with his powertools  ;D
Medium: 98% done but will only take 5 minutes to finish
Small: 100%
Small: 100%
Extras: 100%
Still collecting random stuff that fancy's me


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on February 27, 2009 11:55:12 AM
OMG I MISS THE BEACH.<Wants ta collects sand from all beaches on every continent>... was great weather for 2 daes and now snow again....and yes we have 2 more weeks of crazy weather..... it always stops after my birthae which is the 7th sooooo... Just hang in there kids...Also make sure you dont let the little strech of warmth fool you again./...thats how we all got sick.

Huggz and Blessings
~Toby82~


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 27, 2009 11:59:02 AM
Y'all need to stop talking about your nice weather!  ;) Our weather is still cold here. And I'm very jealous.

Still really sick but I'm working on the finishing touches now.

Jenna come get me and take me to the beach! Please! I need fresh air that isn't freezing!  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on February 27, 2009 12:37:22 PM
As soon as I get off work I'll hop on my magic carpet and swing on up there, Robot!  I think there may even be room to sqeeze Toby on with us.  Well, you don't know what we can find.......  ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on February 27, 2009 04:39:06 PM
*hee hee* yeah, I live in a little beach community and it is freaking hot over here!!  I think I read somewhere that it was supposed to rain soon or something.  Last weekend we were supposed to have "the worst storm of the season" and they told us to tie down our lawn furniture.  Basically, it rained maybe an hour (cumulative) the entire weekend.  LOL some storm!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on February 27, 2009 07:23:42 PM
I love when they do that with snow and everyone runs like mad to get groceries and gas and kerosene. Then it doesn't snow!

All of you beach types are making me feel really gray! i miss the ocean so much with all it's seasons. I love the ocean when it's raging - what a power rush! Always felt real wired when I would go down during a storm - the smell of electricity in the air and the salt - love that feeling

edel our flowers aren't even thinking about poking their little blooms out of the soil let alone daffodils in bloom - i'm sooo jealous

please take care - falling around steps can get nasty - I love the blue arsed fly - I think I might try that one and see what my students think - you should have seen them the day i taught about dialectal differences in English and asked if they wanted to step outside to blow a fag - have a cigarette in Britain - they about had heart failure - has totally different connotations here in the USA. I love teaching that lesson and now i have a new one to add - they had a hoot when i explained the meaning behind the Spy Who Shagged Me title of Mike Meyer's movie. My little country kids are so sheltered - try to broaden their horizons in a fun way. I also teach the historical heritage of all the American dirty words. Our principal came down for that one and said it was the best English lesson he'd ever sat through - he was a gym teacher first. lol

It was warm and rainy today - cooling off over the weekend but climbing slowly next week.

Eye Dr says healing of cornea is done and it's better than he thought when he first saw it. Thanks for all the candles, thoughts and prayers - it made a difference. Loss is small and manageable. I can read a novel again but still need some magnifying for fine detail.

New glasses are okay and I'm learning to work "around" the scaring.

Be well
breezes scented by the sea for all
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on February 27, 2009 07:50:06 PM
yippeee I finally finished today. now to package it up and post on tuesday, monday is a public holiday here in HOT HOT West Aussie.
suppose to thunder later today autumn is on her way wopppeeeeeeeee I LOVE rain.



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on February 27, 2009 08:34:57 PM
Jenna- Yaaaay! <3


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on February 28, 2009 04:05:43 PM
Yay...I am all done...close to midnight, I really needed to do a few touches. The one thing I really wanted to do, turned out well. I am happy with it, in fact I am happy with how everything turned out.

so a teaser for phildude..



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on February 28, 2009 05:32:52 PM
Okay, my smalls have been done for a while, and I really made some more great project on my large!  All that's left to do is "stitch in the ditch!"  I had a few tears about the project today, but luckily my chocolate swap partner sent me some m&ms for me and I bribed my mom with toblerones and she helped me sort it out.

For the medium, I'm going to do something my partner and I hadn't really talked about, but I think she's going to love it!  As soon as I find the fabric and trim . . . thank goddess I bought way too much black broadcloth that time.

Oh, I got this from the chocolate swap:  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=225090)

It's supposed to be a recipie holder, but I think I'm going to hang it up in my office!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 01, 2009 05:43:15 AM
The clipboard is awesome! Wisted it.
Nice considering it was a chocolate swap! Witches like chocolate too!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: kstaron on March 01, 2009 05:56:39 AM
I do love this thread.  Every time I check in theres a dozen new pages to read on interesting topics!  I'm getting exicted about seeing what everyone made.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 01, 2009 10:23:28 AM
I do love this thread.  Every time I check in theres a dozen new pages to read on interesting topics!  I'm getting exicted about seeing what everyone made.

hi there!

considering you sent your package out so early,  ;) you must feel pretty good about being able to sit back and watching it all unfold,  ;D  unlike those of us that are still putting finishing touches on in the last week, LOL!  :-\

Ronda
Brightest Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 01, 2009 11:27:00 AM
I do love this thread.  Every time I check in theres a dozen new pages to read on interesting topics!  I'm getting exicted about seeing what everyone made.

hi there!

considering you sent your package out so early,  ;) you must feel pretty good about being able to sit back and watching it all unfold,  ;D  unlike those of us that are still putting finishing touches on in the last week, LOL!  :-\

Ronda
Brightest Blessings!

Here Here on that one Ronda!!! LoL I'm almost done though! One more coat of ______ should do it!!! Then I just have to find pretty wrapping stuffs :) GOT to have pretty wrapping stuffs!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on March 01, 2009 05:42:31 PM
I think I'm catching up!  I had tons of homework all of a sudden, I got stuff done, but jeez!

Small:done
Small: done
Medium: drying (so maybe like 50% ish)
Large:  You know what, I don't even know!!  It keeps getting bigger and more complex! Who knows how far along I am...but I'm at least *crosses fingers* 50% done.

I've got some work to do, but I should be able to ship by sendout date....well, maybe.  It just depends on Devin's work schedule and when I am able to get to the post office.  I may have to send a day late.....but probably not-Devin is VERY excited about this package and wants Solitaire to get it ASAP!  (I think he wants to make sure she likes the large and if she doesn't, he wants to steal it! LOL!!!)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 01, 2009 07:00:00 PM
Hubby asked if we were keeping some of our pieces too - I said no they were for partners and he acted all downfallen - so I said I'd make some for the house - he smiled! He thinks my decorating is better than the store kind lol

Smalls done
medium done
large done
extras need finishing touches!

Pretty wrapping gotten!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on March 01, 2009 08:27:06 PM
I need to pick up extras this week, it is raining and I have cramps, so I am lazy!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BTStars on March 01, 2009 09:37:41 PM
Hubby asked if we were keeping some of our pieces too - I said no they were for partners and he acted all downfallen - so I said I'd make some for the house - he smiled! He thinks my decorating is better than the store kind lol

Smalls done
medium done
large done
extras need finishing touches!

Pretty wrapping gotten!

*hee hee*  I don't think Devin likes my decorating. We have 2 completely separate tastes!  I am more kitschy/hippy-ish and his is more classic.  But it's cool, he's coming over to the dark side....err...in my case it's the bright side because of all the colors ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on March 02, 2009 04:09:23 AM
so much for my spring bragging...apparently they are forecasting snow for us from wednesday...that is pretty much outrageous for this time of the year

hopefully they have got it wrong!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 02, 2009 05:49:33 AM
I am all done! Just have to wrap it up and ship it out!! (I may have to smuggle my large out of the house. People keep drooling on it and demanding that ofcourse I have enough time to make another one by the end of the swap, so just give it to them! HA I say!!!Don't worry Toby, I'm defending your craft. It WILL make it to yoU!!! :) LOL)
As for snow. YUCK. They are saying we have atleast one good snow storm left, and apparently we're supposed to get a bit today as well. Oh spring, where are you???


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on March 02, 2009 08:38:25 AM
Due to the flu, then food poisoning, then an out of state wedding that I had to photograph I will be sending at the very last second.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 02, 2009 02:36:29 PM
Fear not crosswind - I think many of us are at that point - I can't remember so many people sick all at the same time - it's hard to craft when the bathroom is your new home! or you hurt so bad you can't get out of bed - rest - rest - rest
MissMuff I remember my mother hollaring - "Get up you'll fell better!" I still think it was highly unfair - she never had a cramp a day in her life! I empathize - hot pad and motrin!

Feel better all!!!
Blessed Be


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on March 02, 2009 07:49:59 PM
I finished my last thing tonight and I will be sending tomorrow.  Due to finances I won't be doing any more swaps for a while, but I'm pretty sure I'm going out with a bang on this one!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 03, 2009 01:19:37 AM
I like that I let Tanza's parcel sit for an entire week or more - let the _________________ harden!!!

I will be posting it tomorrow :P

Now for a teaser!!!


lol  ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 03, 2009 07:50:02 AM
All packed up!!! Just gotta get to the PO!!! WOOHOO! :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Phildude on March 04, 2009 03:29:07 AM
Ok right
Im vertualy done just have to add the last fineshing touched to 1 thing today and go by the box (as i got payed today woo) and will post 1st thing tomorro and this time it better *!#@ing get there still sore about the last swaps parcel disapearing  >:(

Any who I hope the things i made this round goes down well. I'll have to miss out on the next round though as i real shouldnt have comitted to this round way to much going on but fear not fellow crazy pagan crafters I doubt I'll be able to resist staying away long.
time to dash *waves* weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee POP *gone*


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on March 04, 2009 06:55:03 AM
Hubby dropped mine by the post office yesterday.  Now all that's left to do is cross my fingers and hope KStaron likes it.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 04, 2009 04:38:43 PM
waves madly back! Miss you Phildude!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 04, 2009 05:51:42 PM
*****ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE*****

send outs are tomorrow
so unless you have notifed me of a reason you can't send out yet
and asked for an extension

you better get ahold of me with a PM quick!

Ronda
Blessings!

*****ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE*****


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on March 04, 2009 06:22:39 PM
I need to find a box!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on March 04, 2009 07:40:34 PM
Mine will be going out in the mail tomorrow!! Can't wait for BT to get it!!

Blessings all

Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: BattleMaidenStudio on March 04, 2009 07:56:53 PM
Weeee! So excited for mail out tomorrow :D I need to find a box too and get it packaged. Working on that tonight!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 05, 2009 02:11:44 AM
I need to find a box!

Here Catch!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on March 05, 2009 05:34:05 AM
Gotta get to the PO today!  Shouldn't be too bad... it's right across the street!  :D

I finished my large at 11:00 last night!  I'm ssooo tempted to keep it for myself, Robot!!  I will definately be making more _______!!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on March 05, 2009 07:26:09 AM
lol Jenna_Gayle.


I'm beginning to think that participants in the WWP shop truly enjoy torturing eachother.  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on March 05, 2009 07:28:34 AM
Ahhh, just a little friendly teasing!!  Though, I have to admit it does make this game funner!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 05, 2009 07:29:13 AM
Hehehehe we certainly like to add to our anticipation!!! :) Like for example, Toby I had to bubble wrap the _____ in four layers!! And the ____ in that ______ is bubble wrapped too!!! Hahahaha


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 05, 2009 08:21:22 AM
Well I finished firing the _______ while I sanded the ______. I also bottled and sealed the ___________.

 ;D

Heehee! Jenna, the teasing IS half the fun, really.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Phildude on March 05, 2009 09:12:18 AM
wooo I did it !! All made and SENT Ho yeah ho yeah *does stupid victory dance including many similarly daft air punching movements* take that, oxygen !

So yeaH and hopefully this one might actually get there this time *shoots evil looks at British postal service*

 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 05, 2009 09:17:18 AM
You give that evil Postal service what for girl!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Phildude on March 05, 2009 09:20:15 AM
YES , Yes I shall
do you know why?
because guess what......


I'M BATMAN


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 05, 2009 10:04:29 AM
Hehehehe we certainly like to add to our anticipation!!! :) Like for example, Toby I had to bubble wrap the _____ in four layers!! And the ____ in that ______ is bubble wrapped too!!! Hahahaha

HAHAHA YES this is Fun.... I Ta also Bubble Wrap the _______ After I finish applying _______ to it... also I had to put ALL the _____ Into the _____ for safer passage so less bubble wrap was use so I used the ______'s instead hahaha it worked out well!!!  I just hope I can find a box so the 2 _____ don't fit to awkward Yay hope you like em. hehehe also there's instructions for _____ & _______


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 05, 2009 10:13:38 AM
YES , Yes I shall
do you know why?
because guess what......


I'M BATMAN

*Cues the theme music, and hands you a bada$$ cape!!!* mwahahha!!

Hehehehe we certainly like to add to our anticipation!!! :) Like for example, Toby I had to bubble wrap the _____ in four layers!! And the ____ in that ______ is bubble wrapped too!!! Hahahaha

HAHAHA YES this is Fun.... I Ta also Bubble Wrap the _______ After I finish applying _______ to it... also I had to put ALL the _____ Into the _____ for safer passage so less bubble wrap was use so I used the ______'s instead hahaha it worked out well!!!  I just hope I can find a box so the 2 _____ don't fit to awkward Yay hope you like em. hehehe also there's instructions for _____ & _______

Yay for lots of bubblewrapping _______'s and _______'s. You KNOW I love _____'s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: ivory_an on March 05, 2009 10:56:08 AM
Even though I couldn't sign up in time for this pagan swap (hope to be in the next one) I keep reading all the posts, I'm going crazy from all the teasers :o I am so looking forward to seeing what you all have done.  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Phildude on March 05, 2009 11:41:59 AM
YES , Yes I shall
do you know why?
because guess what......


I'M BATMAN

*Cues the theme music, and hands you a bada$$ cape!!!* mwahahha!!



*wears cape with pride*

I AM THE NIGHT


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on March 05, 2009 12:29:35 PM
I didn't make anything breakable this round, but I really love the large that I made!  I didn't want to give it away!

According to USPS tracking, my package left Tampa, FL yesterday and is on its way to Saturn.  She's out of town so her box from me will be nice welcome home.  I only made one thing obviously witchy, but I think I matched the color scheme she wanted, so fingers crossed!

I'm so tempted to post pics on the appropriate board, but that's kind of a faux pas, right?  but she is out of town . . . thoughts?


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 05, 2009 02:37:38 PM
If she's anything like me...
Out of town means finding any computer that has internet connection -and still making it onto craftster!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on March 05, 2009 02:47:58 PM
dragonfly, a teaser for you





Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 05, 2009 02:53:29 PM
I see green dragonflies and a tree

:P I'm all set!!! lol


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 05, 2009 03:44:15 PM
OK LUNAKITTEN  All Packaged up and here's a few teasers fer ya





 haha BTW they give no justice to the actual colours of any of em


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 05, 2009 04:04:08 PM
Evil teasers!!

Ok I love the ------ing p---- with the different e------- of the y----- S------ all around. It should look nice on ----. The r--- will hold plenty of ---- including the ones I made. The e--- are too c---- and I love the b----- that holds them. The T----- is an ex--- and so is the p----- for st----.
Ok that's enough of that!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 05, 2009 04:24:45 PM
Evil teasers!!

OK I love the ------ing p---- with the different e------- of the y----- S------ all around. It should look nice on ----. The r--- will hold plenty of ---- including the ones I made. The e--- are too c---- and I love the b----- that holds them. The T----- is an ex--- and so is the p----- for st----.
OK that's enough of that!!

HAHAHA CONGRATULATIONS  YOU'VE WON THE MOST CONFUSING TEASER AWARD


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 05, 2009 05:59:30 PM
ok now, two can play at that rotten game!!! mwahahhahahaha!!!






haha take that :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 05, 2009 06:17:05 PM
I never was any good at that game! What children's magazine used to have those and you had to try to figure out what you were looking at? They drove me nuts and still do lol


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on March 05, 2009 07:51:58 PM
I never was any good at that game! What children's magazine used to have those and you had to try to figure out what you were looking at? They drove me nuts and still do lol

Was it Highlights? 

  Ok ... package all mailed out!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on March 05, 2009 08:45:50 PM
Evil teasers!!

Ok I love the ------ing p---- with the different e------- of the y----- S------ all around. It should look nice on ----. The r--- will hold plenty of ---- including the ones I made. The e--- are too c---- and I love the b----- that holds them. The T----- is an ex--- and so is the p----- for st----.
Ok that's enough of that!!

Oh, come on ... you can do better than that!  I've got it all figured out all ready!  ;) ;)

"OK I love the sleeping pigs with the different edges of the yellow snot all around.  It should look nice on cats.  The rock will hold plenty of cake including the ones I made.The ewes are too cool and I love the barn that holds them.  The T-Rex is an expert animal and so is the pterodactyl for starts"

 ... or something like that!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on March 05, 2009 09:18:57 PM
Evil teasers!!

Ok I love the ------ing p---- with the different e------- of the y----- S------ all around. It should look nice on ----. The r--- will hold plenty of ---- including the ones I made. The e--- are too c---- and I love the b----- that holds them. The T----- is an ex--- and so is the p----- for st----.
Ok that's enough of that!!


Oh, come on ... you can do better than that!  I've got it all figured out all ready!  ;) ;)

"OK I love the sleeping pigs with the different edges of the yellow snot all around.  It should look nice on cats.  The rock will hold plenty of cake including the ones I made.The ewes are too cool and I love the barn that holds them.  The T-Rex is an expert animal and so is the pterodactyl for starts"

 ... or something like that!


 :D ;D :D ;D :D


*slaps forehead* in my excitement to send my package out to BT ... I FORGOT to take pictures of the rest of the stuff  :-[  I have pics of two of the items LOL  Sheeesh .. this is what happens when you have to call the police because of crap at school.

Blessings
Lisa (who is mentally fried right now)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 05, 2009 09:49:01 PM
ok now, two can play at that rotten game!!! mwahahhahahaha!!!

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/pcd.jpeg
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/pb.jpeg
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/gml.jpeg
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/ch.jpeg

haha take that :)

Oh Your Good... but then again this is my first teaser lol... Btw the teaser was only half of what ya got lol... Also i just actually finished packaging it ALL... it's tied down like Fort Knox hahahaha... Have Fun unwrapping each of the --------- hehehe and you got a book I typed out ta go with it LoL


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 06, 2009 01:15:10 AM
I needed a chuckle, thanks all! LOL!

I am a bad organizer and such a evil person - my package is all packed up, wrapped up, photos taken, addressed, ready to go - and sitting on the sofa  :-\ 

I am so sorry tvelez! I will get it sent out tomorrow if I have the car in time, or else on Saturday...

arg!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 06, 2009 04:06:27 AM
I hope all is well Solitaire - that didn't sound good! Police and school is not a good mixture!
Be well and I hope the kids are okay!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 06, 2009 05:45:49 AM
I totally forgot to take a picture of one of the things in the package LOL. I swore I did, but it's not on my phone. Maybe the stupid thing ate it. LoL Toby I can't wait!! :) I'm super excited!
Solitaire... I hope that everything is a-ok!! Drop us a line so we know that you and the kiddies are alright! I'll light a candle for you, hoping to help calm your nerves!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on March 06, 2009 06:17:02 AM
WOW! You guys sure have been busy with posts!!  We were slammed at work yesterday and I couldn't check my beloved Craftster except for in the morning!!  I think I just had to go through 4 pages!!!
  Whew!

So.... I got my package mailed off but there is one small thing....  Brought all of the stuff up to work, got it boxed and shipped, but it seems I forgot the ______ to the large at the house!  Doh!  It's no biggie and the ______ ______ will look the same without it, it just helps to nail it to the ______!  So, Robot, expect another package to follow!!!  It'll probably get mailed on Monday... once I get in the woods I don't like to come back out until made to do so  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on March 06, 2009 08:12:04 AM
Hello everyone

  Keep us in your thoughts today. I'm pulling Cheyenne out of school and most likely will wind up homeschooling her for the rest of the year. Yesterday at 11am, she opened her locker to find a note with a death threat on it. *shakes head*  she's 11 years old. I don't know what kids are thinking now days. The school DID NOT call the police, which is procedure. And they DID NOT notify me until AFTER school was over for the day. I am so angry I could spit! So, when Cheyenne got home from school, I called the police and filed a report. The police dept were pissed that they were not notified and that the school is trying to handle this "in-house".

  I have kept her home from school today and she and I are going to go harass the school board until they either change her school to a safer one, or send out a home teacher until the end of the year. Either way SOMETHING will be done. I'll let you all know tonight, how things went.

Blessings all

Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 06, 2009 08:15:55 AM
Hello everyone

  Keep us in your thoughts today. I'm pulling Cheyenne out of school and most likely will wind up homeschooling her for the rest of the year. Yesterday at 11am, she opened her locker to find a note with a death threat on it. *shakes head*  she's 11 years old. I don't know what kids are thinking now days. The school DID NOT call the police, which is procedure. And they DID NOT notify me until AFTER school was over for the day. I am so angry I could spit! So, when Cheyenne got home from school, I called the police and filed a report. The police dept were pissed that they were not notified and that the school is trying to handle this "in-house".

  I have kept her home from school today and she and I are going to go harass the school board until they either change her school to a safer one, or send out a home teacher until the end of the year. Either way SOMETHING will be done. I'll let you all know tonight, how things went.

Blessings all

Lisa


OMG Hun that is Freaky and Scary WOWZERS... Huggz and good luck... I will send energy ta help ya both


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on March 06, 2009 08:17:43 AM
My word!  Give her a great big 'ole hug for me!!  


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on March 06, 2009 08:41:31 AM
I've received from Hardyswanton01! Go check out the galley!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on March 06, 2009 09:19:00 AM
Thank you! I've already hugged her for you Jenna, and Toby, I can feel the energy already!

Much love and blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 06, 2009 10:36:03 AM
Hello everyone

  Keep us in your thoughts today. I'm pulling Cheyenne out of school and most likely will wind up homeschooling her for the rest of the year. Yesterday at 11am, she opened her locker to find a note with a death threat on it. *shakes head*  she's 11 years old. I don't know what kids are thinking now days. The school DID NOT call the police, which is procedure. And they DID NOT notify me until AFTER school was over for the day. I am so angry I could spit! So, when Cheyenne got home from school, I called the police and filed a report. The police dept were pissed that they were not notified and that the school is trying to handle this "in-house".

  I have kept her home from school today and she and I are going to go harass the school board until they either change her school to a safer one, or send out a home teacher until the end of the year. Either way SOMETHING will be done. I'll let you all know tonight, how things went.

Blessings all

Lisa

Oh holy wowness!!! What is that school THINKING!!! The candle is definitely lit for you both, and I will be sending tons of warm fuzzies your way! Keep us updated.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 06, 2009 12:23:01 PM
Solitaire - I couldn't sleep last night - kept waking up - feel better and many warm thoughts directed your way for positive outcomes on this


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 06, 2009 12:26:59 PM
****ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE****

so - there are enough people needing to send late
that I am extending the official send out date to Monday the 9th
so I don't have to count everyone who hasn't sent yet as late - including yours truly, LOL!

and those of you who sent on time
I will note you sent early  ;D

happy making?

Ronda
Brightest Blessings!

****ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE****


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 06, 2009 02:39:56 PM
Oh Solitaire - please hug Chey for us too! Keep at the district! - There is a no tolerance law for a reason! Bull on the inhouse - it's to keep bad publicity down at the expense of the families! Death threats are more common at that age and are acted upon more readily due to the undeveloped sense of reality and right/wrong. Take the threat seriously and protect her! Home school can be provided by the district - get a doc to say she can't be in school and they have to provide - it's only 5 hours a week but it should be enough with your help!

Candles and blessings from the Goddess to you and the children!
wind.....


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 06, 2009 03:24:05 PM
Solitaire- My blessings go out for you and your kittens. Cheyenne is better off being home schooled if her school is going to be so terrible about handling serious situations like this. My heart goes out to you.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on March 06, 2009 07:12:31 PM
Blessing to your family Solitaire. I had a super hard time in school and I was lucky enough to have a mom who was ready to go to bat for me, like you. I feel so much for Cheyenne. Kids can be so cruel.

you're in my prayers.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Tanza on March 07, 2009 12:07:21 AM
Solitaire I am thinking of you both, kids can be so cruel.
I hope you get things sorted to your satisfaction real soon.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 07, 2009 01:56:45 PM
OK all sent off... will arrive Moondae Huggz


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on March 07, 2009 06:13:13 PM
I have a slightly, okay entirely, off topic question for my WWP friends-

Do any of you use non-combustable incense? If so, my question is:

Is their any substitute for charcoal tablets? I use swiftlight and they smell horrendous. I thought I was making my incense wrong and was highly discouraged. I actually quit using them for a month. I made up an new batch and realized it wasn't my beautiful herbs, but that darn charcoal. It almost ruins the whole thing for me...Entirely distracting.

help please :-\


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on March 07, 2009 08:26:08 PM
I have a slightly, okay entirely, off topic question for my WWP friends-

Do any of you use non-combustable incense? If so, my question is:

Is their any substitute for charcoal tablets? I use swiftlight and they smell horrendous. I thought I was making my incense wrong and was highly discouraged. I actually quit using them for a month. I made up an new batch and realized it wasn't my beautiful herbs, but that darn charcoal. It almost ruins the whole thing for me...Entirely distracting.

help please :-\

That is not off topic at all.  I use charcoal tablets, but I use Belgium Natural charcoal.  The self lighting agent gives the off smell in my opinion.  I usually give the swift light or three kings to first time users ... I try to give Three Kings, but it is a bit harder to find, you usually have to order it.  The Belgium Natural takes acouple minutes to light, so I get fireplace matches and keep them on teh tablets for about 2-3 minutes.  I haven't  tried anything other than charcoal myself.

Bright Blessings!
Shade :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 07, 2009 10:19:19 PM
I have a slightly, okay entirely, off topic question for my WWP friends-

Do any of you use non-combustable incense? If so, my question is:

Is their any substitute for charcoal tablets? I use swiftlight and they smell horrendous. I thought I was making my incense wrong and was highly discouraged. I actually quit using them for a month. I made up an new batch and realized it wasn't my beautiful herbs, but that darn charcoal. It almost ruins the whole thing for me...Entirely distracting.

help please :-\

I make non combustible incense all the time. I bought my charcoal tablets at a place that sells Hookahs, bongs, tobacco, etc etc, and they don't smell bad. What you want is something natural and sometimes the "quick lighting" ones have a lot of chemicals in them to make them light so quickly. Just type in "natural charcoal tablets" and it should bring up a ton of stuff. You might have to experiment with a few brands though.

Also, there are several herbs that I don't put in incense because of how terrible they smell when burned. Cinnamon is one of them, sadly. It smells stunning naturally, but when burned it smells terrible and intolerable. So make sure you aren't using one of these herbs.

Hope this helps.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on March 08, 2009 08:31:06 AM
Thank you Shade and RobotArsonist! I will try the natural charcoal.

Actually Robot, I am just kind of experimenting with incense. I'm getting a funky smell, aside from the charcoal, from herbs. It makes my throat itchy. I've used:

Patchouli
Lavender
Rose Petals and Buds
Yarrow
Eucalyptus
Dragon's Blood
Frankincense
Myrrh
Arabic Gum Powder
Chamomile


I also have but haven't yet tried:

Juniper Berries
Mint
Mandrake Root
Lovage
Cardamom
Vervain
Angelica
Mace
Catnip
Rose Hips
Uva Ursi
Mistletoe

Can you tell I'm a fan of Cunningham?

Any ideas or suggestions would be VERY appreciated.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 08, 2009 11:40:21 AM
ooo sounds interesting - learn something new every day!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on March 08, 2009 01:20:33 PM
Thank you Shade and RobotArsonist! I will try the natural charcoal.

Actually Robot, I am just kind of experimenting with incense. I'm getting a funky smell, aside from the charcoal, from herbs. It makes my throat itchy. I've used:

Any ideas or suggestions would be VERY appreciated.

I would actually experiment with a single herb, resin, or wood at a time.  There is the possibility you are allergic or sensitive to one of the items you are using.  This will do two things ... let you know if there is something you don't like and also if something doesn't sit well with you.

It only takes a small pinch and you will know within a minute or two ... if you don't like it, you can take the *bowl* off the heat and if you do like it, you can let it burn itself out and put a new *bowl* on the heat and try the next ingredient.  I bet you could easily test 20+ things with one tablet. 

When I say *bowl* ... I make little aluminum foil bowls that I can easily remove from the charcoal tablet ... I also don't personally like certain things directly on the coals as it smokes way too much for me.  I also like to use mica for heat dispersion.  Just a couple other ideas to try.

Blessings!
Shade:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 08, 2009 02:54:26 PM
I have a slightly, okay entirely, off topic question for my WWP friends-

Do any of you use non-combustable incense? If so, my question is:

Is their any substitute for charcoal tablets? I use swiftlight and they smell horrendous. I thought I was making my incense wrong and was highly discouraged. I actually quit using them for a month. I made up an new batch and realized it wasn't my beautiful herbs, but that darn charcoal. It almost ruins the whole thing for me...Entirely distracting.

help please :-\

Well I tend to not burn herbs unless i am using sage then I put a few herb over a huge sage leaf and burn it that way....
But I use resins ...amber resin. Myrrh, Frank-incense, dragons-blood, and a little specialty i get from Mystic Fest here called ALL tree... from a Lovely Lady that makes wands and she uses 67 different types of trees and collects all the dust and shavings... well i burn my resin and while it's a flame throw grounded down herbs and All-tree over the top use a little of the dragons blood ta keep the flame alive til it's all lit then bam blow out the flam and your Whole house is fresh in an instant ....also if you dont like the resins or cant handle them for allergy purposes then i also use grounded down flint... it make for a really nifty incense, specially when dark hahaha


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on March 08, 2009 03:32:02 PM
Beautiful!  You are one lucky guy!

I would pop this over to the gallery though :P

Blessings!
Shade:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on March 08, 2009 03:34:26 PM
What an amazing artist you are Luna! The Chakra ornaments are so beautifully done. I love the Pan picture too, and that box!


and Thank you for all the ideas everyone.  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 08, 2009 05:57:29 PM
Strange story:

Background:

I finished uni in Dec 2007 - Bachelore of Communication - Major in Public Relations.
VEry difficult to get a job in this feild (the Government has disbanded the Communications hub
(I live in a mainly Government employing town) -so all the PR people snapped up the PR jobs in town.
A year + on Hit witht eh Ecconomic downturn -I almost got a job -but the Department froze all promotions
therefore no job opening for me.

Main part:
I went to a folk music festival last weekend. Out in the local forrest -heard some amazing muscians
There were market stalls (I love market stalls!!!)
And ther was a stone store.
My friend and i were looking at it. They had grouped some stones -for friendship, love, health etc.
One little stone grouping jumped out at me - COMMUNICATIONS!!!
So naturally I took this as sign and I bought it

End Part:
This wednesday just passed I received an email from the DEpartment that couldn't take me on.
I was asked to call the assistant Director of the Communcations unit.
She offered me a job :P
Naturally I took it!!! And it's exactly what I wanted and worked hard at Uni for!

Conclusion:

I think the goddesses were looking out for me  ;D
And I am so greatful to them.
Thankyou guys for letting me in this swap and for a chance to let someone/s know about the stones :P
I think they had magic inside them  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 08, 2009 06:09:42 PM
I'm so happy for you!! Congrats on the new post. Good things happen in their time.

Blessed Be


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 08, 2009 07:12:44 PM
Thank you Shade and RobotArsonist! I will try the natural charcoal.

Actually Robot, I am just kind of experimenting with incense. I'm getting a funky smell, aside from the charcoal, from herbs. It makes my throat itchy. I've used:

Patchouli
Lavender
Rose Petals and Buds
Yarrow
Eucalyptus
Dragon's Blood
Frankincense
Myrrh
Arabic Gum Powder
Chamomile


I also have but haven't yet tried:

Juniper Berries
Mint
Mandrake Root
Lovage
Cardamom
Vervain
Angelica
Mace
Catnip
Rose Hips
Uva Ursi
Mistletoe

Can you tell I'm a fan of Cunningham?

Any ideas or suggestions would be VERY appreciated.

When handling Mandrake root, Uva Ursa, and Mistletoe be careful as they are poisonous and can cause nasty problems. Angelica is said to cause visions if the smoke is inhaled. I do agree with Shade that you should start burning them one at a time to find out what you like and what bothers your system. I love the smell of burning Sage but if I burn it indoors I get a headache. Everyone is different.

Instead of using charcoal tablets you could experiment with an oil warmer or one of those tart burners as this will just warm the herbs instead of scorch them completely. Or try the little tin foil bowl method that Shade suggested, I do that sometimes too. It's the same concept as a hookah then, with the coal and the tobacco separated by tin foil.

If you don't already have Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, then it's a good investment. I use it the most frequently of my books. That and Culpeper's Color Herbal but that's more healing properties than magical.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 08, 2009 07:32:09 PM
Me too - I can't smudge cause it makes my allergies go crazy - I smudged a house and within an hour I had an infection - now I will say that Jess was sure it was the horrible house - and maybe she's right - I actually stick with Nag Champa and I burn a little resin - Frank and Myrh - but not much else - i like wood better than incense

Blessings!!
Have a great week all - it's going to be a rough one for me!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 08, 2009 08:02:19 PM
I can't use any incense at all - it drives my sinuses bonkers, even the ones that are usually ok for most people

I had some white sage once and had to bag it up and keep it in a box while it was in the house because just having it around was enough to set my allergies off. so no smudging for me.

sigh.

wish I could find an incense that had absolutely no floral or plant components to it - about the only plant odors I can manage are cinnamon and garlic, though not together, LOL! a few other cooking herbs/spices but not many...

I envy those who can play with such things and enjoy themselves with them - so have some fun for me while you are at it!  ;D

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on March 09, 2009 02:26:11 AM
What a great package to receive, Toby ... especially on your birthday!  (Hope you had a great time!)  Love the Pan picture (wish I could draw).  The chakra thingy is awesome ... is that painted on wood?


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on March 09, 2009 06:15:01 AM


If you don't already have Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, then it's a good investment. I use it the most frequently of my books.

Yes, definately get this one!!   It stays on my end table!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on March 09, 2009 07:05:26 AM
I do have magical herbs. I adore Cunningham. I also have Incense, Oils, and Brews. I burn smudge occasionally. Tony says it "smells like ass" so I have to keep our windows open. I heard sweetgrass smells better but I haven't tried it. I also love the idea of using a tart burner! I'll have to try that. I don't like the smell of burnt incense, does that make sense? I want them smoldered, not on fire.

I did not enjoy the smell of Frankincense and Myrrh, but idk if its because of the charcoal. So, I will try again. I really want to try amber resin.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on March 09, 2009 08:40:30 AM
Toby! What a fantastic swap package!! I love everything in it and on your birthday too ... fabulous!!

Blessings
Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 09, 2009 08:53:54 AM
I do have magical herbs. I adore Cunningham. I also have Incense, Oils, and Brews. I burn smudge occasionally. Tony says it "smells like ass" so I have to keep our windows open. I heard sweetgrass smells better but I haven't tried it. I also love the idea of using a tart burner! I'll have to try that. I don't like the smell of burnt incense, does that make sense? I want them smoldered, not on fire.

I did not enjoy the smell of Frankincense and Myrrh, but idk if its because of the charcoal. So, I will try again. I really want to try amber resin.

It's really about the proportions you use....If anyone needs Amber resin... I have a pagan store here that sales it... $2.17 an ounce... or just go to TheNextmillennium.com Cindy grows and cultivates all of her fresh herbs and resins...and at great prices



ALSOhttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294709.0LGBT Swap...I call it the rainbow swap...thought you gurls would love ta take a gander at it... means alot of things we make here can be applied


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 09, 2009 05:10:51 PM
I'm asking a special fav from you all - a colleague had a stroke - he's that crotchety math teacher that every kid loves - he so brusque and really obnoxious but underneath just the sweetest man - he was to retire this year and now has been struck by this - his family is worried and I was wondering if you all would like a candle and say a blessing - he needs a little extra right now. He holds a special place in my working heart - he always went out of his way to make me feel welcome - my fav memory is doing the "Stroll" down the hallway - one of the few men who knows what and how to do it - he calls me cucaracha(cockroach in Spanish) but it's with love and affection - lol

Thanks guys
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on March 10, 2009 12:44:39 AM
Healing energies are being sent out Wind! Let us know how he's doing.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 10, 2009 01:47:33 AM
Wind - keep us informed and blessed breezes of healing energy sent his way!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on March 10, 2009 07:21:55 AM
Sending blessings his way. He sounds like a sweet man.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 10, 2009 07:57:10 AM
I'm asking a special fav from you all - a colleague had a stroke - he's that crotchety math teacher that every kid loves - he so brusque and really obnoxious but underneath just the sweetest man - he was to retire this year and now has been struck by this - his family is worried and I was wondering if you all would like a candle and say a blessing - he needs a little extra right now. He holds a special place in my working heart - he always went out of his way to make me feel welcome - my fav memory is doing the "Stroll" down the hallway - one of the few men who knows what and how to do it - he calls me cucaracha(cockroach in Spanish) but it's with love and affection - lol

Thanks guys
windoverireland

Indeed a Blue Red and Green is lit for him...Huggz and keep us informed cause thats rotten luck


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on March 10, 2009 09:11:51 AM
Wind - Will light a candle when I get home.

Solitare - So many hugs to you.  How did you keep from hitting the principal?  I don't think I could have.  I really hope you get a speedy and satisfactory solution.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on March 10, 2009 10:16:44 AM
Will definitely send a little healing energy his way ... tonight is the full moon and I was going to spend a little quality time with myself and the Goddess ...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on March 10, 2009 11:45:42 AM
As soon as I get home (and actually go in the house!) I'll light up that candle!  I hope they caught it before it did any damage.

Yay for the full moon!!!  Need to gather wood for the fire tonight!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 10, 2009 12:00:40 PM
Indeed....Send light ta ALL MY SISTERS....may the God/Dess Bless us all within the next 72hrs....Im doin a Burning circle anyone need me ta toss in some words for ya>???


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on March 10, 2009 12:11:13 PM
How bout just some happiness all around?!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 10, 2009 02:39:47 PM
Candles lit for everyone. Let us be blessed by the Moon Goddess this evening. I wish we were all together for the Full Moon. That would be fun  :D

Gentle Breezes!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on March 11, 2009 07:37:44 AM
There is a rock/Gem/Fossil show in April here!  I'm so excited.  One of my rockhound co-workers told me about it.  Now I just have to figure out which stones I want to look for.  It's really cool, there will be a couple of  fossil lectures (KS was once an ocean).  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 11, 2009 02:36:19 PM
Thanks for all the good thoughts - Hill is home from the hospital, getting therapy and expects to come back to work after Easter. His wife says he's crotchety and a difficult patient! He's male, what do you expect lol

We're doing a get well card mailing for him to cheer him up - he had to give up smoking and he's not happy!

Our rock show is March 28 - I'm using Ronda's lessons to plan what I need

Jess and I are burning a bit tonight - I'm charging my wand and Ronda's stones!

Blessed Be and a wish for peace and health to all
windoverireland


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on March 11, 2009 04:15:59 PM
bless his heart, giving up smoking is hard :-\


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: tvelez on March 11, 2009 06:40:04 PM
i've received from Ronda! but have yet to send >.< i did not flake i swear!! i am crafting my lil heart out!! Ronda knows i am late lol. I'll post pics hopefully tomorrow night!

Blessings to all!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 12, 2009 01:51:09 AM
i've received from Ronda! but have yet to send >.< i did not flake i swear!! i am crafting my lil heart out!! Ronda knows i am late lol. I'll post pics hopefully tomorrow night!

Blessings to all!

you keep telling me you are still there, LOL! Once you send we will have an officially flake free swap! won't that be wonderful?  ;D

for those of you going to rock shows soon - I am in search of approximately 30mm spheres (that is about 1.2 inches across) that are of interesting or hard to get stones... if you run across any, let me know what we can do about a personal swap  ;D

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 12, 2009 06:43:29 AM
Glad you are still around tvelez!! :) And Ronda, I don't think I could go to a rock show and NOT think of you!! :) Hehehehehe


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on March 12, 2009 08:55:34 AM
GRRRR.....stinkin post office....
Shadeweaver's package was sent off and CAME BACK because the label was mostly ripped off so I have to RESEND the bugger today. 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on March 12, 2009 09:11:43 AM


you keep telling me you are still there, LOL! Once you send we will have an officially flake free swap! won't that be wonderful?  ;D

for those of you going to rock shows soon - I am in search of approximately 30mm spheres (that is about 1.2 inches across) that are of interesting or hard to get stones... if you run across any, let me know what we can do about a personal swap  ;D

Ronda
Blessings!


If you give me some examples, I can keep an eye out (don't really know enough to know what's hard to find)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on March 12, 2009 11:20:20 AM
Yay for a flake free swap. I sent mine yesterday! :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 12, 2009 04:45:40 PM


you keep telling me you are still there, LOL! Once you send we will have an officially flake free swap! won't that be wonderful?  ;D

for those of you going to rock shows soon - I am in search of approximately 30mm spheres (that is about 1.2 inches across) that are of interesting or hard to get stones... if you run across any, let me know what we can do about a personal swap  ;D

Ronda
Blessings!


If you give me some examples, I can keep an eye out (don't really know enough to know what's hard to find)

In Ronda's voice "Blue Lace Agate!" lol
I tralled the gem/stone shops here and asked them to keep it in mind -but didn't have any success.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 12, 2009 07:22:18 PM
for those of you going to rock shows soon - I am in search of approximately 30mm spheres (that is about 1.2 inches across) that are of interesting or hard to get stones... if you run across any, let me know what we can do about a personal swap  ;D
Ronda
Blessings!
If you give me some examples, I can keep an eye out (don't really know enough to know what's hard to find)
In Ronda's voice "Blue Lace Agate!" lol
I tralled the gem/stone shops here and asked them to keep it in mind -but didn't have any success.

yes - I am still looking for a Blue Lace agate about 30mm in size, as well as a tangerine quartz, or a spider jasper in that size sphere (it is black with red pattern that looks like webbing on it and is only found in Oregon I think) or azeztulite - those are four that I keep looking for and always seem to miss getting or just can't find, or can't find in that size  :'( 

I also want a blue aragonite and a blue aventurine that is less than 40mm in size (I have one of each that are larger than that but need a smaller one - and would be happy to trade the larger one for the smaller one) - I also have a celestite but it is white and I would love to have a blue one - though I want to keep the white one (check the book Toby - I was right, it is celestite and it does come in white)! I have a sugilite and a sunstone in a larger size but want one that is less than 40mm and would be happy to trade mine for that as well, or if you can find a petrified wood in a sphere that would be cool - as I don't have much of that, LOL - one piece I got in a swap is all I have!

any rutilated quartz or dendritic agate or any stone that has a lot of "action" no matter what it is, if it is about 30mm in size. Or you can surprise me with something I might not have thought of, LOL!

I could add to this list  ::) 

I will trade, or make something for you, or outright buy it if you get me something - just check with me on price before you commit me to a cash deal!  ;D

Ronda
Bright Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on March 12, 2009 11:38:19 PM
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I will trade, or make something for you, or outright buy it if you get me something - just check with me on price before you commit me to a cash deal!  ;D

Ronda
Bright Blessings!

LMAO!!!  My DD has been running around telling everyone that everything is "$13 cash money" ... that just hit me and I burst out when I read that.

She just told her daddy ... "the skettie is $13 cash money daddio," at dinner.  I thought the spaghetti was going to go flying from his laughter.

Brightest blessings!
Shade:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on March 13, 2009 08:25:26 AM
Who needs television when you have kids - there is no end to the hilarity.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on March 13, 2009 12:37:57 PM
I am not very into stones (I use very few in my craft) but I went to the thrift store today at the end of my lunch hour just killing time and there was a little bag of stones attached to some cardstock identifying them.  As I really wouldn't use them here is a list if anyone is interested I would be happy to pass them on or they me be of not interest to anyone and that is fine to.  The are all fairly small dime sized.

Chalcedony (saddle mountain)
Diabase (young)
marble (santa rita mountain)
petrified wood (petrified forest)
calcite (lake pleasant)
satin spar gypsum (benson)
quartz (riata pass)
travertine (mayer)
jasper (cave creek)
epidote (big bug mesa)
copper oxides (bisbee)
copper sulphides (superior)
apache tear (superior)
garnet (twin butes)
barite (roosevelt lake)
soft coal (black mesa)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on March 13, 2009 02:16:32 PM
You have a whole set of Arizona stones (I know all those locations -  :) )


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 13, 2009 02:24:27 PM
WoW nifty set of stones!!

In sad news, my Lovie's kitty Azuphad passed away today. I mentioned in the last round that he has never been quite well after someone picked him up and swung him by the tail, breaking it and damaging nerves in the process. He hasn't been able to keep any weight on lately. At least we know he is resting peacefully in her arms now, though my Lovie isn't taking consoling right yet. If you could light a candle with me to try and help him through this, Azu was his first pet, so he is devastated.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 13, 2009 02:55:30 PM
WoW nifty set of stones!!

In sad news, my Lovie's kitty Azuphad passed away today. I mentioned in the last round that he has never been quite well after someone picked him up and swung him by the tail, breaking it and damaging nerves in the process. He hasn't been able to keep any weight on lately. At least we know he is resting peacefully in her arms now, though my Lovie isn't taking consoling right yet. If you could light a candle with me to try and help him through this, Azu was his first pet, so he is devastated.

Huggz and best Blessings....I have a Green/Wht/Light blue burning for you ALL


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Olivegreenspring on March 13, 2009 05:43:57 PM
the loss of a pet is very difficult. I'm very sorry.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 13, 2009 06:26:09 PM
LunaKitten - Azuphad will be waiting for you on the Rainbow Bridge (google it if you don't know it).

Arizona has awesome rocks. hold onto that for a future swap partner! I got a little card like that with rocks for AU once - so awesome to have them like that to show kids!

Ronda
Bright Blessings!



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 13, 2009 06:55:10 PM
ChiHanna is having their rock show on the 28th I'll look for you!

Azu will be missed - he had an awesome speaking voice and he liked to play!!!!!!!

Remember that Lucy episode - " youz got some splaining to do....." Well that's one for the flakey's


Ok phnyxreign got 1 box - the odd sized - the box was open - the item damaged and the broken pieces missing - what ticks me off is that the postmaster put more tape on it after I got to the post office!

she's trying to repair - it was a 3 foot wooden ladle for her wall that I had embellished with paint and "So mote it be"

The second box comes up on tracking as having been taken at my post office and sent through New Jersey on the 11th - she doesn't have it and it was sent priority.

Thankfully both boxes are insured but that doesn't help my partner.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 13, 2009 07:35:13 PM
Oh Luna, I'm so sorry. Candles lit, and take solace that he's in a better place.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on March 13, 2009 08:09:21 PM
Luna .. you are your family are in my thoughts.  The knowledge that Azuphad is jumping and running all sprite again will hopefully help ease some of the pain.

Blessings!
Shade:) 


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on March 14, 2009 02:50:55 PM
Lunakitten I am sorry to hear about the loss of your pet, it is difficult to loose a friend.

I cant believe that the thread for this topic runs to 80 pages, this is a seriously chatty group!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 14, 2009 03:23:29 PM
Thank everyone for all of their warm wishes. The lovie is off to work, and seems to be doing ok today. He buried Azu last night and had some personal time to sit and grieve, and he realizes that he is suffering free where he has gone to, and that he will be waiting on the other side for him.

EdelC- I've been here for three WWP's and they've all hit in this number and more for chattiness hehehe. It's one of the reasons I love participating in these, it's a great Sisterhood feeling and it gives me warm fuzzies :) :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 14, 2009 05:32:34 PM
Warm fuzzies indeed - I so look forward to the chatter and my sense of belonging - as always - you're a great bunch who give so much and ask so little!!
Thanks!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 15, 2009 12:08:26 AM
Luna-I'm sorry to hear about Azu - But glad that he's no longer suffering


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 15, 2009 05:44:49 AM
edel your altar/shrine is awesome - what a great message - I voted for yours it was the best! Keep up the good work!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on March 15, 2009 05:52:14 AM
oh wow, thanks guys, I really appreciate it,.it is funny, the whole issue of how tough women are on themselves is really a hot one for me. We are so vicious so often to ourselves if we could only see the Goddess within we would have compassion..

I know this and yet I fall into the trap again and again.

Doing that shrine actually was one of the hardest things I did recently, mostly my crafts just flow, but this stuttered and was difficult to ' birth' I think the crafts that are like that are the most interesting and definately the ones we most need to do, for what it teaches us. i am a complete believer in the healing and transformative power of craft work

Paper making today, its something that I havent done for ages but it is the most glorious spring day here in ireland, the daffodils are out and there are wild primroses at the bottom of my garden (where the faeries live) and the willow is starting to just hint at a few green buds. So papermaking is the perfect wet, messy thing to do. and its making something new out of something old and (to me) honouring the trees that the paper first came from.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 15, 2009 09:21:21 AM
oh edel - I am so jealous! Springtime in Ireland it must be wonderful! Please step out and blow some of that beautiful air this way! Have fun paper making!

The sun is out here but it's still only 47 F. The birds are arriving in droves and my feeders are a most welcome feast so it would seem. The squirrels are making whoopie and crashing through the branches and chasing each other all over the place. It looks like fun! oops

I've seen Papa cardinal, cow birds, starlings, sparrows, a woodpecker, mourning doves, and my noisy blue jay. I even had a small buff hawk perched across the street. The rabbits and skunks and opossums are all out! Even though we're not seeing buds yet, I know Spring is here. I bought some cut daffodils and they are already open in my kitchen. I picked up a potted "shamrock " plant for a bit o' Ireland and green and a miniature daffodil potted which I will transplant when the frost date has passed.

Today I printed out the guides for vegetable planting. Unfortunately, our frost date is May 31. Does that bite or what! There are some things we can risk putting in early - I usually pay attention to the farmers and when they put in the corn and soy and potatoes - that's a good guide - they seem to know!

We're doing some deck gardening with tomatoes and strawberries and we're going to try some blueberries and see what happens.

I'm so excited - my lovely neighbor - Miss Kay - was out weeding yesterday - she says she can't wait and it seemed the thing to do. She's such a sweetie - retired widow with obnoxious adult children - poor woman!

Hopefully the other elderly widow and the left will get out a bit now that the weather is improving - she's mostly a shut in during the winter. I have two of the most lovely neighbors - I'm so fortunate. Now if I could just do something about the family down back - boys, rotten, destructive with a father with a mouth like a sewer rat! Privacy fence here we come!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 15, 2009 10:59:48 AM
Oh that's why I've started my plants indoors! I water them every other day or depending on how dry their soil is. I keep them by a window but I also keep a lamp on them during the day to warm them and give them some sun. It's been too overcast here lately :(

So far my strawberries have new growth, and the beans, black eyed susans, and dahlias have little sprouts!! So cute  :D

I've also been cleaning out my beds and garden space of all the old dead things. It feels really good  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 15, 2009 11:03:47 AM
makes you feel alive!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 15, 2009 12:49:49 PM
Lol I'm not allowed to grow strawberries unless I keep them in their own container. Mine took over the entire garden at the last place we lived. Lovie put his foot down. There was some choice words about you and your %$#@#!* strawberries are choking out my clamantis!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on March 15, 2009 01:26:39 PM
Oh I would take strawberry plants over anything!! frost date of may 31! that sucks

I had an idea last year, I'll toss it your way and see if it is of use, I was thinking of geodesic domes made of lengths of bamboo (for lightness) with some strong clear plastic thrown over the strong stuff that is used for polytunnels. Apparently when wind blows over the dome it pushes it into the ground, rather than blowing it away (as told to me by a man at an alternative energy festival) you could make small domes (about a metre high) put them over your plants, either on the deck or in the garden, toss over the plastic (weight it down with some stones at the edges, that would warm up the soil and provide protection from the frost, You'd probably have to water underneath occasionally, but I think they could be light, portable and really extend the growing season. They are not difficult to make (I dont think!)

there is a somewhat involved set of instructions here, that uses bamboo but with eyelets in the end to fasten them together, I reckon you could just drill holes in the ends of the bamboo and tie them together with wire. http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2006/07/how_to_make_a_geodesic_dome.html

anyway, if I ever become a gardener (despite my green and wild garden) I will try it out. Would really help to warm things up early

of course if you cover them with fabric, they could be cool houses for kids to play in in the summer.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 15, 2009 07:12:47 PM
Way cool edel! Thanks for the website! Sounds very interesting. Around here it's not uncommon to see people running out and covering with blankets, sheets and whatever to fight off the frost. It had to have been maybe my first or second year here in Pennsylvania and they had a frost in June! We've got our own special zone because of the elevation and the way the mountains act with the weather. They test out all the super hardy corns here for farmers in other places. We have one of the shortest growing seasons and they make a lot of fast growing seeds for this area. Makes gardening very interesting. Lots of greenhouses, even our high school has a hot house.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 16, 2009 04:07:23 AM
I would love to create a mini greenhouse atmosphere outdoors for plants but the neighborhood we live in is really strict about anything. And since only part of our small backyard is fenced off, the communists that run the HOA here wouldn't be too pleased.

I've been outside before smudging and doing some light spell work, and people walk by. I always tell them I'm making potpourri  :P

Maybe the next place I move will have a large enough space for something like that.  :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 16, 2009 05:29:26 AM
my dad used to run perforated hoses in the ground just below the frost line and run enough water through to keep the ground from freezing up, 24/7 - so that kept the frost from coming in to damage the roots - he had tomatos that were bigger than anyone else about 3 weeks before anyone else, and the best melons - he got the idea form some college prof somewhere in Colorado or something

they also put gallon plastic milk cartons around the plants when they first transplanted them outside - they cut the tops off and the bottoms off and put them into the ground at least 3 inches - that helped with warming as it kept heat in longer but with the very top cut off the sun got in too

don't know if that will help anyone...  I don't garden much, as I have a hard time getting back up once I get on my knees, LOL!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on March 16, 2009 10:26:33 AM
Ronda made me cry

Seriously! We agreed to do a personal swap, Some yarn storage (for her) and some jewellery (for me) She completely bowled me over with her generosity and the skill and general awesomeness of what she sent me, it is all fabulous.


Run now and check out this post...with pix. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294704.msg3382712#msg3382712

Isnt she incredible!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on March 16, 2009 12:16:58 PM
Ronda sure is incredible. I love her to bits!  *blows kisses at Ronda* In fact, every single one of you in the group is absolutely, wonderfully, incredible and I love you all.
*kisses all around*

Blessings from rainy, windy and cold Seattle

Lisa


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on March 16, 2009 01:49:56 PM
Got some seeds into pots this weekend and picked up some fern bulbs for the Fairy Garden the little one and I are working on.  So excited!

This group really is the most wonderful.  I go though withdraw on the weekend when I can't pop in and read.  Dealing with Hubby has been by turns difficult lately and it's so nice to know that I can just run away and hang out with you guys to feel better.

Blessings.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 16, 2009 01:56:32 PM
Awww you guys! *group hugs*


Oh, Shadeweaver! The Bee rescued balm came today! We did a 30 hour allergy test (I know long, I'm paranoid), and he was fine. SOOOO... He is now slathered from face to feet LOL! I really hope it's as miraculous for us as it was for you!! I'm so crazy excited!! Cross your fingers!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on March 17, 2009 08:21:18 AM
All this talk of gardening makes me motivated to give it a try again ... at least with the seeds that I have received in my cards.  I am so bad with plants ... my mother leaves me with her plants each year (she spends summers in PA and winters here in AZ) and every year I kill them (never on purpose!)  I actually have an spot near the patio with a bunch of empty pots that I call the plant graveyard.  Sad!  I'll have to do a little blessing and give it another shot!

Edel - love all your goodies from Ronda - awesome!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on March 17, 2009 09:42:24 AM
All this talk of gardening makes me motivated to give it a try again ... at least with the seeds that I have received in my cards.  I am so bad with plants ... my mother leaves me with her plants each year (she spends summers in PA and winters here in AZ) and every year I kill them (never on purpose!)  I actually have an spot near the patio with a bunch of empty pots that I call the plant graveyard.  Sad!  I'll have to do a little blessing and give it another shot!

Edel - love all your goodies from Ronda - awesome!!

I am terrible with plants too ... my sister and mother have green thumbs ... but I somehow ended up with a rotten black thumb.  However, I have had extreme luck with orchids ... why I don't know why ... dumb luck I am thinking.

In all of the years I lived on farms, we always had gardens ... but my part of the garden looked like a wasteland ... my sister was always a prize winner at the fairs.  I could raise the Grand champions of any animal, but she could barely keep them alive (I usually had to step in to take care of them).  When we moved into town, sis and mom could take their plants with them ... but the animals had to stay behind.

Blessings!
Shade:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on March 17, 2009 09:43:37 AM
Awww you guys! *group hugs*


Oh, Shadeweaver! The Bee rescued balm came today! We did a 30 hour allergy test (I know long, I'm paranoid), and he was fine. SOOOO... He is now slathered from face to feet LOL! I really hope it's as miraculous for us as it was for you!! I'm so crazy excited!! Cross your fingers!

Please keep me posted!  I bet the itching stops pretty quickly and hopefully the rash lets up soon ... that would be amazing!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 17, 2009 09:46:24 AM
Oh tell me about it....the only problem I truly have with growing is the damned weather....it changes soooo much here that the frost dates are never the same.....i either plant to early or to late.....hahaha I'm thinking about just doing a terrarium


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 17, 2009 09:48:35 AM
Awww you guys! *group hugs*


Oh, Shadeweaver! The Bee rescued balm came today! We did a 30 hour allergy test (I know long, I'm paranoid), and he was fine. SOOOO... He is now slathered from face to feet LOL! I really hope it's as miraculous for us as it was for you!! I'm so crazy excited!! Cross your fingers!

Please keep me posted!  I bet the itching stops pretty quickly and hopefully the rash lets up soon ... that would be amazing!

Oh Shade!! It already looks so much better this morning, and he has barely scratched at all!!! I can't thank you enough! I'm so happy!!!  ;D  :D


And Happy St. Patty's day to those of you who celebrate it!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on March 17, 2009 09:57:03 AM
YAY!  I am glad you are seeing a difference already.  Do you like the smell of the balm?  I love it personally ... it is light and natural smelling, sort of reminds me of a camping grounds, lol.  I always hated the smell of the stuff he was prescribed for all those years, all the different things that never worked or I was afraid that he might somehow get in his mouth and cause other issues.

Anyway ... I am glad he isn't itching as much .. that is like 55% of the battle with eczema in my opinion.

Blessings!
Shade:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 17, 2009 09:59:30 AM
I LOVE the smell!!! I think it's great, Daddy's not to crazy about it but he's says he doesn't give a hoot as long as something is finally working! He came through the door this morning (coming off of night shift) and the first thing he did was rip Strider's clothes off so he could see! He did a funny dance and everything. What I would have given to have my video camera up and running for that! And I so agree about the itching! He would dig himself bloody in his sleep. I couldn't do anything about it cause he's a monster and takes his pants off in the middle of the night.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 17, 2009 11:16:53 AM
<3 -missed the hugging so she starts it up again-

-hug-


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on March 17, 2009 02:17:37 PM
Luna, I'm so glad it's working!  ;D

Good luck with the plants Shade.  I can't seem to do well with seedlings (get them to grow then kill them) or indoor plants.  Other than that it's case by case.  When I lived in AK I had a greenhouse in my barracks (you can bet that went over well with my chain of command) and when I got sent away on a 4 month detail my friend left the grow light on for like 72 hours straight and fried them all... so at least I'm not too bad.



Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 17, 2009 02:57:25 PM
wow - talk about "green " thumbs!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 18, 2009 03:16:22 AM
<3 -missed the hugging so she starts it up again-

-hug-

(((((HUGS))))))

did I miss it too?


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 18, 2009 03:20:20 AM
Hugs are good!

((((((HUGS))))))

to all


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on March 18, 2009 02:43:23 PM
can I just say I love this group of people!

Happy (belated) St Paddys day to you all from Ireland.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 19, 2009 03:00:04 AM
can I just say I love this group of people!

Happy (belated) St Paddys day to you all from Ireland.

sure you can! I say it all the time!

Ronda
Warm Blessings All!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on March 19, 2009 07:37:01 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Phildude on March 19, 2009 08:10:23 AM
Hay guys *waves at all* I have a awesome horde of goodies here from Irland and cant wait to show them off to you all.
Pics will be up in gallery soon.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 19, 2009 09:07:38 AM
Hay guys *waves at all* I have a awesome horde of goodies here from Irland and cant wait to show them off to you all.
Pics will be up in gallery soon.

yay! nice to see you Phildude!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 19, 2009 03:53:22 PM
waves maniacally at phildude!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on March 19, 2009 08:21:26 PM
Hiya Phildude!!!!!!!!!! We miss youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 19, 2009 09:54:19 PM
Luv's and Huggz Ta ALL


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 20, 2009 01:41:34 AM
(posted in gallery too)

warning - I am going to start sign ups for the next round on March 24th or 25th, kind of a mini swap and card swap, for a MayDay basket type thing - I was thinking a medium or two smalls for the swap itself - maybe an actual May Basket kind of a thing but that is still under advisement - for sure something to celebrate Beltane, the beginnings of summer, the joy of life.

anyone with other suggestions for this next swap let's hear about it! just remember - short crafting period and send outs by Apr 15th (no leeway on that!) to hopefully get there for May 1st!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 20, 2009 04:14:04 AM
warning: she has a broom and she's not afraid to use it!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on March 20, 2009 06:07:07 AM
warning: she has a broom and she's not afraid to use it!
:o



I was just wondering about when the signups might be for the next one yesterday!  Yay!!  I think I may be addicted to this!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 20, 2009 07:46:26 AM
(posted in gallery too)

warning - I am going to start sign ups for the next round on March 24th or 25th, kind of a mini swap and card swap, for a MayDay basket type thing - I was thinking a medium or two smalls for the swap itself - maybe an actual May Basket kind of a thing but that is still under advisement - for sure something to celebrate Beltane, the beginnings of summer, the joy of life.

anyone with other suggestions for this next swap let's hear about it! just remember - short crafting period and send outs by Apr 15th (no leeway on that!) to hopefully get there for May 1st!

Ronda
Blessings!
Well we can just call it the giant swap...haha and everyone just make a Beltane basket the size of a flat rate box and send em off... why not much easier...i can never decide what is consider a good sml...or a medium....but i got lrg packages down lol....


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on March 20, 2009 11:13:08 AM
What is everyone doing for Ostara?


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 20, 2009 11:58:04 AM
I know that this is probably an odd answer, but we were thinking about taking our sons to Chuck E. Cheese LOL


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: crosswind on March 20, 2009 12:02:13 PM
I received my humongous package today from Shadeweaver!  Oh my stars, is there a description that goes beyond spoiled - if so it applies here!  I will try to post pics tonight buy it may be tomorrow.  Thanks so much shade - over the top really!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Shadeweaver on March 20, 2009 12:10:04 PM
Whew... I feel so much better.  Between the package being in limbo and the swapxiety, I was ready to have a breakdown!

I hope the main item is sort of what you were dreaming of   ;D.  That thing gave me more fits than I can even tell you about .. .but I was so in love with it that you just about didn't get it.

I am going to leave everyone in suspense until you get a chance to get photos up 8).

Blessings!
Shade:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 20, 2009 12:12:49 PM
OO OO OO I wanna see I wanna see!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 20, 2009 03:12:27 PM
Me too - Me too!!

I plan on crafting for Ostara - if it's nice enough outside, I'm doing some yard tiding and measuring for my garden spot. I need to get my hands in the dirt - I could sand and paint the filing cabinets I got for my classroom too!

Blessed Be all and Happy Ostara early!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 21, 2009 05:20:05 AM
I agree with crafting for the Equinox. I also moved and rearranged my altar, moved some other furniture around, and I'm cleaning and cleansing as I write this. I'll probably end up making some amulets, charms, and trinket bags today. In fact, I'm working on some right now! All the while sipping some pomegranate juice as a nod to Persephone, my matron Goddess.

Have a Blessed Equinox, everyone!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 21, 2009 06:17:33 AM
OMGoddess - I have found a new taste sensation

Lindt - dark chocolate cherry chili - it's 70% dark but very smooth - there's a paste in the center made of tart cherries ans a hint of chili powder. It leaves a hint of warmth and tingle on the tongue. The blend of strong, tart, and warm is wonderful! If you get a chance to try it oh yes! I found it in Rite Aid.

OBTB - one square is enough for a sitting - makes the bar last and last :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 23, 2009 06:29:29 AM
***ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE***

if everyone will please double check
thier feedback in thier profile
and let me know if I missed anyone
I would appreciate it!

I am going to be adding a comment
on participation in the card portion of the swap
in a few days
for those that is relevant for

once that is finished,
and a couple of folks have posted photos in the gallery
this swap will be officially finished and flake free!

thank you all!

***ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE***


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 23, 2009 06:57:06 AM
flake free= FANTASTIC!!  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on March 23, 2009 07:51:36 AM
I cant wait for the next one. I am soooo glad to have 'met' this group

and thanks for voting for me in the shrine challenge...I won!!!...and am so thrilled


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 23, 2009 09:33:14 AM
I cant wait for the next one. I am soooo glad to have 'met' this group

and thanks for voting for me in the shrine challenge...I won!!!...and am so thrilled

congratulations on winning the shrine challenge! Very happy for you!

I will get the next round up and going in a couple of days - maybe tomorrow...

but before I do I want to make sure everyone is clear it is a MINI swap and HAS to be done on time so we can start the MidSummer swap on time!

also, I need to double check with Saturn on if she wants to run the next card swap or if I need to recruit another volunteer for this upcoming round - what say you gal? need a rest?

Ronda
Brightest of Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 23, 2009 12:16:55 PM
WOooHOOoOO for flake free!!! And another WooOOohOoOOO for the next round!!! :) And one more WOoOOOHOoOOo for EdelC winning!!



and maybe one more WOoOOOhOOoOoo just for good measure!! :) :) :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 23, 2009 03:26:04 PM
Woot for edel!!!!
Woot for the flake free!!
Woot for the next swap!!!
Woot for some really awesome witches!!!
Woot  for a loving Goddess - no disrespect intended!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: missmuffcake on March 23, 2009 03:36:48 PM
flake free is great!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 24, 2009 06:07:31 AM
flake free is always wonderful!

I am loath to move the swap discussion thread until the card swap is finished up so will do that when I get the next round up and running - can't not have a thread open, would be somehow wrong!

But will be getting that next round up tonight! Be ready!

Ronda
Brightest of Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 24, 2009 07:01:30 AM
*grabs a cup of tea and sits patiently by the computer*  ::)  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on March 24, 2009 08:02:17 AM
*sits on the floor by Robot*


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 24, 2009 08:53:19 AM
***ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE!***

Next round is up in the new craft swap forum!

URL:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298052.0

If you want to participate, send me an entry form!

and this thread will be going to the archives of FINISHED SWAPS right now!

We still have some loose ends in the card gallery
and card swap to finish up,
but will get that done shortly

anyone that participated in the card swap,
I will be adding a note to your feedback comments
once everyone is finished
and all the cards are received and/or photos posted!

Ronda
Bright and Glorious Blessings!

***ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE!***


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on March 24, 2009 09:17:18 AM
Yay!  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on March 24, 2009 11:52:04 AM
yay^2

(Ok its because I have been teaching engineering science all day...that is not yay high 2-I know its the credit crunch, but I could probably afford a highfive- its yay squared.....so now someone tell this ancient crafter what is the young hip happening groovy way amongst you cool cats to say yay squared....or perhaps I just need to go and lie down quietly somewhere...)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on March 24, 2009 11:54:14 AM
its OK, you can ignore the ridiculous stream of consciousness posts..its only because I go to London tomorrow to spend a few days with the uber-sexy BF...two days alone...two days of not having to be mom...two days of the city..bookshops...cups of tea...good food...great sex...

I'm excited.....!!!!!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on March 24, 2009 12:08:08 PM
...great sex...

I'm excited.....!!!!!

THAT deserves a high-five!!!!!!   :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 24, 2009 12:34:59 PM
Woohoo! That definitely deserves a high-five!!!  ;D Hope you have a blast!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on March 24, 2009 01:09:30 PM
Yay for the new swap round being posted! Yay for Great Sex!!  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: phnxreign99 on March 24, 2009 02:35:01 PM
Your "ridiculous stream of consciousness posts" made me smile ...  :D  (I myself am too old to answer your question though!)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 24, 2009 02:44:16 PM
wow! yeah to all that including the "great sex!"

Please have enough for all of us :)

Who cares what the new hip cool whatever is - I believe in living retro! Groovy Man!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on March 24, 2009 02:55:18 PM
Oh I actually plan on having enough sex for a small country...I have suggested that they hook us up to the national grid when we are in London, I am pretty sure that we will generate enough energy to power half of the city..

lol

be good and play nice (and groovily) until I get back...


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 24, 2009 02:59:24 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 24, 2009 03:07:49 PM
LoL!! And I'm a nerd, I just tack uber on the front... like uber-cool and uber-rockin. Hehehheeh but groovy works for me too :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Solitaire on March 24, 2009 04:16:39 PM
Uber-Groovy Man!   ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 24, 2009 07:59:21 PM
Edel- You go girl! *wanders off to find the man*


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 25, 2009 05:55:15 AM
LOL! rock the world a little bit edel!

yay3

Ronda
Blessings!

PST - I used the cute little thingy labeled sup in the command tabs above the text body space  ::)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 25, 2009 03:48:11 PM
  ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 26, 2009 12:16:08 PM
its OK, you can ignore the ridiculous stream of consciousness posts..its only because I go to London tomorrow to spend a few days with the uber-sexy BF...two days alone...two days of not having to be mom...two days of the city..bookshops...cups of tea...good food...great sex...

I'm excited.....!!!!!

Speaking for self....Does it still count if the place is in your head but the sex is on the basement floor LoL.....Thats why we paint BIG pictures lol on the wall


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 26, 2009 05:14:24 PM
I don't think it matters where you are - great sex is great sex regardless. The paintings on the walls sound interesting:)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on March 30, 2009 08:09:32 AM
and the sex was truly great....legendary in fact...

*contented smile*


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on March 30, 2009 08:42:44 AM
and the sex was truly great....legendary in fact...

*contented smile*

 ;D good on you both!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on March 30, 2009 09:18:35 AM
and the sex was truly great....legendary in fact...

*contented smile*

*snip snap* you go, girl!  ;D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 30, 2009 04:31:21 PM
I concur "you go girl!!"


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Saturn on March 31, 2009 11:00:41 AM
I always seem to catch up to the thread at the oddest times, lol!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on March 31, 2009 04:05:57 PM
We were encouraging edel to go for it with the ubersexy BF and then commenting jealously about the um great intimate moments she experienced so much so that they powered up London's electrical grid! lol :)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 31, 2009 04:55:07 PM
We were encouraging edel to go for it with the ubersexy BF and then commenting jealously about the um great intimate moments she experienced so much so that they powered up London's electrical grid! lol :)


Hahaha Leave it ta Wind ta sum everything up so brilliantly...WE LIVE IN ENVY of our dear Edel...HUGGZ GURL


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 31, 2009 05:47:33 PM
We were encouraging edel to go for it with the ubersexy BF and then commenting jealously about the um great intimate moments she experienced so much so that they powered up London's electrical grid! lol :)


Hahaha Leave it ta Wind ta sum everything up so brilliantly...WE LIVE IN ENVY of our dear Edel...HUGGZ GURL

Oh we do indeed! As I look over to the couch where my lovie and my son are, well.... he's already looking sleepy. *sigh* I guess I have to watch more House and Dr. Who before bed... inspiration for dreams and all  :o  ;)  ::)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Toby82 on March 31, 2009 05:49:26 PM
hehehe.....I watched Twilight the other night thinking I'd Hate it......Hell No i didnt MMMMMM talk about dreamy


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on March 31, 2009 05:51:29 PM
hehehe.....I watched Twilight the other night thinking I'd Hate it......Hell No i didnt MMMMMM talk about dreamy
OO I thought Cedric Diggory was cute.... Boy OH BOY pale him out and make him vampy and MMMMMMM talk about some eye candy going on there!!!!!! Even the BAD guys were hot. WHEW. I think being vampy just brings out the sexy, I'm telling you what!!
And the books are SO much better heheheh ;)


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: edelC on April 01, 2009 01:14:59 AM
*sigh* feast or famine...at least you get to have your honey to snuggle up with each night. I have 7 more sleeps before i see him again :(


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: little green dragonfly on April 01, 2009 01:48:45 AM
Mmm I have to agree.
I thought the bad guys were really hot too :P
worthy of a dream or two lol


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on April 01, 2009 07:18:07 AM
Edel - at least the nights apart make the sex that much more  :o.  Been on both ends, I think I liked the distance, but don't tell Hubby LOL.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Windoverireland on April 01, 2009 02:56:01 PM
Had you asked a few months ago, I would have said I thought that the time apart made the together more special in all ways.


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: RondaS on April 02, 2009 07:28:35 PM
hmmm - well, maybe I am on the fence...

I like having someone home most nights, but do like the time alone once in a while to re-charge my brain a bit. I also think I need some quiet nights without snores next to my ear once in a while, LOL!

Ronda
Warm Blessings!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: robotarsonist on April 02, 2009 11:54:05 PM
It's strange but my man snores and I love it. Everyone else hates it but it's really soothing to me. Whenever I sleep without his snoring I feel strange.  :D


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on April 03, 2009 06:05:47 AM
Snoring's cool as long as I go to sleep first and then it doesn't bother me!  We went on vacation with another couple last summer and shared the room with them.  He was snoring so hard/loud you could see the walls moving  :D

I love having someone in the bed with me at night... I just don't feel right alone anymore!


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: LunaKitten on April 03, 2009 06:33:17 AM
With mine working 12 hour swing shift I am used to not having him in bed all the time. Sometimes I miss him, and sometimes I am just happy theres no snoring. He keeps me up a lot!! LOL


Title: Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10! (flake free and finished!)
Post by: Feywalker on April 03, 2009 07:03:15 AM
I actually like having my hubby there at night, I sleep better.  I'm just talking when it comes to Sex, it's so much better when he's not around to annoy me all the time first.


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Post by: LunaKitten on April 03, 2009 07:04:39 AM
I actually like having my hubby there at night, I sleep better.  I'm just talking when it comes to Sex, it's so much better when he's not around to annoy me all the time first.

LoL My lovie doesn't annoy me enough.


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Post by: RondaS on April 03, 2009 07:42:31 AM
mine doesn't annoy me enough in the right ways, LOL! he is about as subtle as a hammer  :-\


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Post by: edelC on April 03, 2009 08:08:31 AM
I love sleeping with someone, Ok not just any old someone, but the trouble with not sleeping with someone all the time, is that you dont get used to it, so there is a lot of disturbing one another in the night, but that can be fun ;) and if nothign else it leads to intersesting conversations

but it is soooooo nice when you have a bad dream (and I have doozies) to have someone to chase all the bad dreams away