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Title: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 08, 2010 07:10:08 AM
Swap name:  Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  SevsOnlyGirl
Co-Organisers:  blushingbluegrass and lovesclutter
Sign-up date range: Sept. 8 - 21, 2010
Date to send item by:  Nov. 20, 2010

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? No, however you must meet all requirements of the swap and be able to send on time!  

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: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES


Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO


Details of swap:
We will each make/decorate a 12-16" tall stocking (cuff to heel) and fill it with goodies.  We will make/decorate and fill with our partner's tastes in mind.  Each stocking will have at least 50% crafted goodies, the remainder may be purchased supplies or items.  Each set of partners will make a decision as to how much and how large of items they wish to fill their stockings with.  There will be check-ins every two weeks, so please be prepared to check-in! :)   It's a very long crafting period and we would hate to lose anyone along the way.  You may choose one of three sizes to do in this swap:
                      Small - concentrate on a fab stocking and fill with at least 3 crafted and 3 purchased items
                      Medium - do a great stocking and fill with at least 7 crafted and 5 purchased items
                      Large - aka Spoiler!  A great stocking and no end of goodies!!

NOTE:  a temporary negative will be given to anyone who sends more than two weeks past the sendout date, according to Craftster rules.  If you send late at all, it will be noted in your feedback.  Communication issues will also be noted.  We like to run a very nice, fun and timely swap! :)

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
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 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Do you swear that you will complete all required checkins, keep good communication and send on time?
Do you understand that you must (in the US) purchase a DC# and if not in the US use a customs# for sending all packages?  You must keep your receipts until we know that your package has been received!!
Do you have a wist?  A blog?  A website?  What is it?

Who will the stocking & goodies be for?
Is there a particular crafter that you are interested in being paired up with?

Colors you love/hate:
Scents you love/hate:
Tastes you love/hate:
Material you love/hate:
Favorite Christmas treats:
What crafts do you admire:
What crafts do you do:
Any sizes that might be relevant to your partner: (shirt, wrist, inseam):
Do you or anyone in your home smoke?
Do you have pets?
Do you have children?  Would you like something for them?  Names/ages/likes/dislikes?
Allergies/Sensitivities:
Are you interested in making/sending a small, medium or large stocking package?
Anything else that your partner might want/need to know:


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 other rules about participating in a swap.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 08, 2010 07:16:50 AM
Swappers:

1.  SevsOnlyGirl - Organiser
2.  blushingbluegrass - Organiser
3.  lovesclutter - Organiser
4.  SMLounsbury
5.  murbeck
6.  titaniumhip
7.  Onyxnox
8.  Miss Barbara
9.  pinkmichk
10. Troublet
11. Rustyboobz - Welcome new swapper!!
12. margiej
13. gatheredthreads
14. kaz814
15. charzard
16. stacysews
17. oneredboot
18.  superhooker
19. TheSapphireMoon
20. thisbirdsabsurd
21. princesspimp81
22. edie22
23. CraftCrazy13
24. DeSade13
25. Linnybelle
26. Vicious Hyperbolizer
27. sloth003
28.  sezouli
29.  Audania1
30.  RedMenace
31.  redstar13
32.  Megzy818
33.  Juicebox29
34.  InShambles
35. TwistedTruth
36.  jennilocker
37.  imbettinonalice
38.  juliminustheE
39.  dharma_rebel
40.  tattooedcrafter
41.  sweetyetevil
42.  Calabaza
43.  darkladymajesta
44.  Bexxer
45.  thenorm02
46.  lindsay614
47.  princessacademy
48.  ghilie
49.  theballandskein
50.  Homerof2
51. Faux_Valentine
52.  Molliemoo2883


PARTNERS
Sent
Received
Sent and Received
Feedback Done
Late w/Communication Temporary Negative as of Dec. 4th
Late w/out Communication

lovesclutter's Group

lindsay614 <--> Vicious Hyperbolizer
thenorm02<--> CraftCrazy13
InShambles <--> juliminustheE
Juicebox29removed from swap<--> darkladymajestaflaked
princesspimp81 <--> charzard sending Dec. ?? Charzard  jexxican will be angeling!
DeSade13 <--> stacysews
TwistedTruth <--> SevsOnlyGirl


SevsOnlyGirl's group

Miss Barbara <--> sezouli
jennilocker <--> dharma_rebel
Troublet <--> oneredboot
Calabaza <--> Audania1
murbeck <--> TheSapphireMoon
margiej <--> lovesclutter
ghilie <--> RedMenace
superhooker <--> SMLounsbury
edie22<--> blushingbluegrass
Homerof2 <--> pinkmichk
Onyxnox <--> theballandskein
Molliemoo2883 ---> Faux_Valentine ---> redstar13 ---> Molliemoo2883


blushingbluegrass' Group

Rustyboobz<--> imbettinonalice
Bexxer <--> princessacademy
Linnybelle<--> kaz814
gatheredthreads <--> sloth003
Megzy818 <--> titaniumhip
tattooedcrafter --> thisbirdsabsurd --->sweetyetevil ---> tattooedcrafter


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 08, 2010 07:25:02 AM
As soon as I get home, I am sending in my questionnaire!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 08, 2010 07:29:06 AM
I love to add in lots of little stocking stuffers when I do my stockings - either silly things or useful things.  Let's see if we can make a big list!  If you post some, I'll add them to my list here!  Some might be considered more gifts than stuffers, but I'm sure it will be a great gift list for either!

bath stuff
book thongs
these bracelets  (http://gabrieladelworth.com/2009/10/03/pink-buds-fashionista-bracelet-tutorial/)
business card holder
CHOCOLATE/candy
hair doodads
journal
keychain
lipgloss
magnets
makeup - I know lots of us use it but hate to buy it!
mittens/gloves
nail polish
notecards
ornaments
pens
shoelaces - silly ones, glow in the dark, etc.
silly putty
tarot cards - they're supposed to be gifted in order to work!
tea/coffee/cocoa
wallet
wool dryer balls
crayons/sharpies/highlighters/funky coloured pens
Cute post its
stickers
candles
lighters/matches
SOCKS - love socks
glow sticks/glow in the dark anything
mints
change purses
any little DIY kits (like for beaded ornaments, mini cross stitch, etc)
any craft goodies (like more embroidary floss, beading needles, findings, etc)
paint brushes
scissors - can never have enough scissors
popcorn
gum!!!!!
Pez dispensers!
mini lights/flashlights
battaries
cocoa/drink mixes/tea/coffee
dog toys/poop bags (unused please!!!)
cute keychains
stamps
ID lanyards/clips
mini picture frames/magnet frames
cute bandanas/napkins/kleenex
tape/packing tape/duct tape (especially if it is cool patterned ones)
cool patterned ribbons
Recipes/recipe cards
mini-calenders
Mini-tool kits (like the mini screwdriver sets they sell at The Source that has extra bits inset in the handles), multitools
Blades, like extra exacto blades, or utility cutters, razor blades
magnifiers of any kind
scissors, can never have enough scissors
tweezers
mini containers - spice, threaded, film canisters, etc (for beads, buttons, glitter, etc) - and beads, buttons, glitter, etc
rulers and measuring tape - flat, retractable, hard (like the quilters tools)
disposable gloves
bookmarks like these: http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=44956&cat=2,46154,46145,44956 (http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=44956&cat=2,46154,46145,44956)
safety goggles and masks
brushes/sponges
Mini-tarps - just bought this and love it! http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=62625&cat=2,42194,40727 (http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=62625&cat=2,42194,40727)
Page protectors
craft magazines
seam rippers, bobbins, pins, needlebooks, pin cushions, notions of any kind
freezer paper
ribbon
crayons
disposable measuring cups, and mixers, measuring spoons
bandages
cutting mats
heat mats
mini bowls, spatulas, palette knives, bottles, misters, etc.
clothes pegs
funnels
Palettes
soldering irons, heat tools
pot/brush clips - heck, clips of any kind (love love clips)
tape
timers
popcorn and popcorn flavourings
hand soap/nailbrushes
oven mits/oven guards (getting these for klutzy MIL) http://www.leevalley.com/en/gifts/page.aspx?p=57725&cat=4,104,53214&ap=6 (http://www.leevalley.com/en/gifts/page.aspx?p=57725&cat=4,104,53214&ap=6)
Nice smelling or very good cleaning agents
sanding pads
paint pens (fabric, glass, ceramic, etc)
Bleach pens
knife/blade sharpeners
microfiber cloths (love them for cleaning)
nail polish remover
thread catchers, needle gauges, thread cutters
dye
Kool aid
Skittles
Starburst
Hershey's Candy Cane white chocolate with candy cane bits kisses (I had only a couple bags of these last year and went through them like WATER, I hope they put them out again this year!  And I'm gonna get like SIX bags to ration throughout the whole year Smiley )
Buttons
Thread
Zippers
Quilt binding, bias tapes
Ball jars (with the lid/ring removeable combo), small ones, for making storage jar pincushions
Beads
Charms
Fabric
Patterns
Granola bars
Walnuts, shelled please
Sunflower kernels, lightly salted
Almonds, cinnamon/sugared (mmm...Nutty Bavarian....*drool*) or lightly salted
nail files
embroidery thread
Burts Bees anything
colored sharpies
ceramics pens
recipe cards
sewing notions: double fold bias tape, buttons, zippers, ric rac, fun trims, ribbons, machine needles, buttons to cover
FQs
fun post-its
socks
notebooks
shopping list pad
1" pins/buttons/badges
patches
cooking utensils
ornaments
local jam/honey/snacks
barrettes
scissors
embroidery hoops
notecards
fabric pens
magazines


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: oneredboot on September 08, 2010 07:33:22 AM
I am insanely excited about this swap!  Thanks so much for organizing, Sevs!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 08, 2010 08:18:20 AM
Yay!!  I'm excited that we have people interested!

oneredboot - I'm glad you're so excited!  Whomever gets you for a partner will be lucky!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: SMLounsbury on September 08, 2010 08:37:45 AM
Just sent my info in.  So excited!!!



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 08, 2010 08:49:42 AM
This sounds like such a great idea!

I'm considering signing up for the Mini 12 days instead of the full, so I can do this one too!

A few questions...I don't really need another stocking LOL  Would it be ok to mention that to my partner - I'd hate for them to spend a ton of time on the stocking itself when I have a set of themed ones we use already.

The swap sizes - do you have a rough idea of total hours (and/or dollar value) for the 3 different categories?  Or do we decide that with our partners?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: Onyxnox on September 08, 2010 09:23:21 AM
Question - for the check ins - do you mean by e-mail or PM, or will posting in the thread be sufficient?  If by the first two, will there be some reminder, because I probably will need reminders (damn my aging dying brain cells).  Otherwise, I am totally in!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: lovesclutter on September 08, 2010 09:49:15 AM
lovesclutter's Group

lindsay614 <--> Vicious Hyperbolizer
thenorm02 <--> CraftCrazy13
InShambles <--> juliminustheE
Deleted 2 swappers
princesspimp81 <--> charzard has been received by partner
DeSade13 <--> stacysews
TwistedTruth <--> SevsOnlyGirl

sent to parther
received by partner
contact organizer
late with communication
feedback given



Ok, will update the status and provide feedback possibly on Thursday. 12/9/10


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 08, 2010 09:57:32 AM
A few questions...I don't really need another stocking LOL  Would it be ok to mention that to my partner - I'd hate for them to spend a ton of time on the stocking itself when I have a set of themed ones we use already.

The swap sizes - do you have a rough idea of total hours (and/or dollar value) for the 3 different categories?  Or do we decide that with our partners?

You can have them make your stocking for someone else, and fill it with items for you... Maybe a stocking for a pet or friend would be something you would be interested in? Or maybe a stocking for work! (We exchange stocking stuffers here)

As for the swap sizes, I don't know that there has ever been hour or money guidelines (CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG, Sevs!) but I would think that partners could decide what works best for them.

Question - for the check ins - do you mean by e-mail or PM, or will posting in the thread be sufficient?  If by the first two, will there be some reminder, because I probably will need reminders (damn my aging dying brain cells).  Otherwise, I am totally in!

We are doing PM checkins this year! And we always post reminders for the check-ins, otherwise I would probably forget too  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: Craftsy on September 08, 2010 09:58:52 AM
Maybe I missed this but what is the deadline for sending your items? The date kind of determines whether I will be able to participate in this swap.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: lovesclutter on September 08, 2010 10:22:21 AM
I am really tight on budget but think I can do a small, but pairing me will be difficult as I have started smoking again and have three cats. I love to do crafty things though and really want to make a stocking for a partners taste.

If anything has fabric, I can assure it will be prewashed and put away when not crafting. Actually thinking of moving some of the craft room upstairs, my entire house is a craft room.  I hope someone will want me.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 08, 2010 11:05:06 AM
Ok, I just sent in my questionnaire, and I want to start on this swap NOW!   ;)  (No matter that I don't have a partner yet, have a million things I need to finish first, you know....)  :D

BTW...thanks for the idea list, Sevs!  If I think of anything, I'll post it. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 08, 2010 11:37:52 AM
This sounds like such a great idea!

I'm considering signing up for the Mini 12 days instead of the full, so I can do this one too!

A few questions...I don't really need another stocking LOL  Would it be ok to mention that to my partner - I'd hate for them to spend a ton of time on the stocking itself when I have a set of themed ones we use already.

The swap sizes - do you have a rough idea of total hours (and/or dollar value) for the 3 different categories?  Or do we decide that with our partners?

Since this is a Christmas Stocking Swap, we are all required to make stockings - sorry!!  You could always donate the stocking to a shelter or something. :)

There are three size categories if you look at the description:  small, medium and large.  As long as you and your partner agree on the actual item size, you're fine.  I just define how many items must be included. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 08, 2010 11:39:01 AM
Question - for the check ins - do you mean by e-mail or PM, or will posting in the thread be sufficient?  If by the first two, will there be some reminder, because I probably will need reminders (damn my aging dying brain cells).  Otherwise, I am totally in!

We will do checkins by PM!  We also like to see everyone active on the thread ofcourse, but as long as you keep in good communication with your partner and do your checkins, you're good to go!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 08, 2010 11:42:36 AM
Maybe I missed this but what is the deadline for sending your items? The date kind of determines whether I will be able to participate in this swap.

The sendout date is in the very first post and I have added it to the thread title:  November 20th.



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: pinkmichk on September 08, 2010 12:07:18 PM
just sent in my info hoping there someone who wants to do a large spoiler package, i'm a single mum so doing this so i have stuff to open  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 08, 2010 12:55:57 PM
Since this is a Christmas Stocking Swap, we are all required to make stockings - sorry!!  You could always donate the stocking to a shelter or something. :)

Sorry, bad wording on my part.  I didn't mean to ask for no stocking (that would defeat the purpose of a stocking swap!), just that I would feel badly if my partner poured her heart & soul into it.

But I can decorate my studio with it :)  So never mind LOL

Thanks for the clarification about requirements.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Craftsy on September 08, 2010 01:02:50 PM
Maybe I missed this but what is the deadline for sending your items? The date kind of determines whether I will be able to participate in this swap.

The sendout date is in the very first post and I have added it to the thread title:  November 20th.



Thanks so much! Figured I had missed it somewhere, I will have to think on it though.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 08, 2010 02:19:17 PM
I just sent in my Q!!!

YAY!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited.  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Rustyboobz on September 08, 2010 03:06:10 PM
just send my Q. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 08, 2010 03:12:56 PM
OK, my list of thingies to add to stockings - love stocking goodies:

crayons/sharpies/highlighters/funky coloured pens
Cute post its
stickers
candles
lighters/matches
SOCKS - love socks
glow sticks/glow in the dark anything
mints
change purses
any little DIY kits (like for beaded ornaments, mini cross stitch, etc)
any craft goodies (like more embroidary floss, beading needles, findings, etc)
paint brushes
scissors - can never have enough scissors
popcorn
gum!!!!!
Pez dispensers!
mini lights/flashlights
battaries
cocoa/drink mixes/tea/coffee
dog toys/poop bags (unused please!!!)
cute keychains
stamps
ID lanyards/clips
mini picture frames/magnet frames
cute bandanas/napkins/kleenex
tape/packing tape/duct tape (especially if it is cool patterned ones)
cool patterned ribbons
Recipes/recipe cards
mini-calenders


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on September 08, 2010 03:53:30 PM
Wow, great suggestions!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 08, 2010 04:30:00 PM
Yum, those are some great suggestions, Onyx.  I love foodstuffs in my stockings :)

I am thinking I may join this as well, cuz I've gotten some rockin' stockings from a couple craftsters.  I had the most AWESOME idea while reading over the swap info, so my will is wavering.  I will likely cave on my days off, gotta scope out my timeline.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 08, 2010 04:52:11 PM
*pushes TSM closer to the edge* ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 08, 2010 05:38:51 PM
Great suggestions and for the record I am in. I will send my app to me and sevs and blushing. I think this year and this swap will help a lot with getting into the spirit and as I am limiting to this one, I will be able to do this and craft my presents this year.

terri lovesclutter

Tho I did give a friend a full third of my fabric the other day.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 08, 2010 05:56:20 PM
*teters on the edge* AHHHH!!!!!  *falls into a crafty ravine full of Poly fill and and fabric*  Whew!  Thank goodness those excess supplies were there to break my fall ;D 

I'll likely be signing up on my days off when I have more time to fill out the questionnaire, uninterrupted.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6
Post by: kaz814 on September 08, 2010 06:02:15 PM
I am really tight on budget but think I can do a small, but pairing me will be difficult as I have started smoking again and have three cats. I love to do crafty things though and really want to make a stocking for a partners taste.

If anything has fabric, I can assure it will be prewashed and put away when not crafting. Actually thinking of moving some of the craft room upstairs, my entire house is a craft room.  I hope someone will want me.

I would love to be partnered with you, lovesclutter!  Sending in my questionnaire tonight!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: koalascout on September 08, 2010 06:12:25 PM
i will have to keep an eye on this one for the moment. will see what my swap status is like closer to end of sign ups first


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Lucinda879 on September 08, 2010 08:47:58 PM
I did this swap a few years back and had a wonderful time.  I haven't been tempted enough by a swap since I started my new job that takes up so much more of my time, but this has definitely got me considering...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on September 08, 2010 09:03:41 PM
I'm seriously taking consideration for this swap... I loved doing it two years ago.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 09, 2010 03:25:26 AM
I think I have about 20 questionnaires already!  I'll be going over them and updating swappers today, got busy last night, sorry!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on September 09, 2010 05:42:41 AM
Yay!  One of my FAVORITE swaps!  I've been 'stalking' the swap board waiting for this one to start - sent in my info this morning!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 09, 2010 07:16:28 AM
I'm so glad you're joining!! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 09, 2010 08:47:09 AM
This is helping me get excited for the Season.  I have been sadly neglectful of Christmas this year, usually by now, I have a good stock of stuff made up and also many bought items too, but nada.  Now I am getting jazzed up.

Question - do you think you may have partners ready before the 25th - I just realized that we are leaving to go on vaca on the Saturday morning after the swap sign ups are through, and I don't want to miss getting my partner, or for them to think I am not interested in them/ignoring them!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 09, 2010 09:02:17 AM
Partners should be up by the 22nd, although if we have any issues it might be the 23rd.  But no later than that. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on September 09, 2010 12:07:24 PM
Sent in my questionnaire.
I've been so holiday-deprived living in a dorm! This sounds like the best Christmas outlet I can get.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 09, 2010 12:28:40 PM
Partners should be up by the 22nd, although if we have any issues it might be the 23rd.  But no later than that. :)

Fantastic - thanks!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 09, 2010 08:53:58 PM
 ???Is there a cutoff number for the amount of swappers we can have?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princesspimp81 on September 10, 2010 02:53:56 AM
I am so excited about this swap!  The signup dates are perfect, by the time we get partners I should be finishing up with my huge Halloween swap!  Will send in my info soon!  Yay :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 10, 2010 03:55:45 AM
???Is there a cutoff number for the amount of swappers we can have?

Nope!  I recruited two co-organisers, so we're good to go. We've had up to 90 swappers in the past!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 10, 2010 07:19:06 AM
Ah ha!!!  I did this swap last year!  Lots of work - but lots of fun, and I ended up getting ideas that really inspired me for the season!!  I might just have to sign up for this one - Onyxnox - great stuffer list!  I'm gonna use that for reference for my kids this year!  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 10, 2010 07:32:51 AM
My will has been broken...just signed up!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 10, 2010 09:04:25 AM
My will has been broken...just signed up!

*mischevious grin*.... excellent....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 10, 2010 09:54:56 AM
My will has been broken...just signed up!


*mischevious grin*.... excellent....


I can see that you two organizers are going to be a treat to work with. LOL, and I am so getting excited about this every day. Time to bring out the special ornaments and start decorating my house (like it isn't wierd already).


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 10, 2010 10:15:24 AM
YAY!  I also found other stuff for stuffers too - mainly stuff that I know I would love, so presume other crafters would love (or gardeners, etc).

Mini-tool kits (like the mini screwdriver sets they sell at The Source that has extra bits inset in the handles), multitools
Blades, like extra exacto blades, or utility cutters, razor blades
magnifiers of any kind
scissors, can never have enough scissors
tweezers
mini containers - spice, threaded, film canisters, etc (for beads, buttons, glitter, etc) - and beads, buttons, glitter, etc
rulers and measuring tape - flat, retractable, hard (like the quilters tools)
disposable gloves
bookmarks like these: http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=44956&cat=2,46154,46145,44956 (http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=44956&cat=2,46154,46145,44956)
safety goggles and masks
brushes/sponges
Mini-tarps - just bought this and love it! http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=62625&cat=2,42194,40727 (http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=62625&cat=2,42194,40727)
Page protectors
craft magazines
seam rippers, bobbins, pins, needlebooks, pin cushions, notions of any kind
freezer paper
ribbon
crayons
disposable measuring cups, and mixers, measuring spoons
bandages
cutting mats
heat mats
mini bowls, spatulas, palette knives, bottles, misters, etc.
clothes pegs
funnels
Palettes
soldering irons, heat tools
pot/brush clips - heck, clips of any kind (love love clips)
tape
timers
popcorn and popcorn flavourings
hand soap/nailbrushes
oven mits/oven guards (getting these for klutzy MIL) http://www.leevalley.com/en/gifts/page.aspx?p=57725&cat=4,104,53214&ap=6 (http://www.leevalley.com/en/gifts/page.aspx?p=57725&cat=4,104,53214&ap=6)
Nice smelling or very good cleaning agents
sanding pads
paint pens (fabric, glass, ceramic, etc)
Bleach pens
knife/blade sharpeners
microfiber cloths (love them for cleaning)
nail polish remover
thread catchers, needle gauges, thread cutters
dye
Kool aid



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 10, 2010 10:36:17 AM
There is no escaping, my pretties! ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 10, 2010 11:21:57 AM
Onyxnox, that is such an awesome addition as was the other and this is going to help a lot of us that don't have a clue.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: charzard on September 10, 2010 11:27:42 AM
YAY! I can't wait to get my partner and start on this swap!! I'm super super excited! SO many goodies to make.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on September 10, 2010 11:52:24 AM
I just sent my info!  I was wavering for a minute...but then I remembered who I was, and I signed up.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 10, 2010 11:53:53 AM
What can I say, I have Christmas on the brain now!  Working on my own lists helps too.  Can't wait to find out who my partner is, I have so many ideas and am totally bouncy jazzed to craft for this swap!  I am swapless right now!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Rustyboobz on September 10, 2010 01:10:18 PM
this is going to be my very first swap, so excited  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 10, 2010 02:42:22 PM
-took the plunge!!  Now I'm excited!!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: edie22 on September 10, 2010 04:54:31 PM
I'm trying to decide if I can do this one and the 12 days of christmas swap.  I think I can.  I've managed to do 4 while doing the 13 days of halloween. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sarahj2001 on September 10, 2010 09:01:29 PM
Hopefully I'll have a swap spot open by the time signups end, so I can sign up :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princesspimp81 on September 10, 2010 09:20:22 PM
Sent in my info, am totally excited for this swap!  I've been looking forward to doing one of these since I joined Crafster, and it never worked out, so yay!  Can't wait to meet you and craft for you future partner :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on September 11, 2010 02:19:51 PM
I will totally been signing up for this one!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 11, 2010 03:03:52 PM
It's nice to hear everyone so excited about the swap!  I can't wait till we get partners either, I love reading all the questionnaires! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 11, 2010 03:54:40 PM
Reading the questionnaires is one of my favorite parts of organizing. It's so interesting! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 11, 2010 08:06:36 PM
Oh, yay! I had so much fun crafting for this swap last year, and DD and I were completely spoiled. I'm sure I'll be sending in my questionnaire within the next couple days.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSavoyTruffle on September 12, 2010 12:17:59 AM
If I have a swap spot open up in time I will totally join!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kwiltykate on September 12, 2010 06:53:37 AM
really hope to be in on this one, so in the mood to be making christmas stuff already :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 12, 2010 10:42:47 AM
C'mon ladies, we can't wait for you all to join!! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 12, 2010 11:40:49 AM
Aaah! I am filing out my questionaire, but I have to wait until I get feedback from my first swap! Any day now....
I can't wait!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 12, 2010 12:00:33 PM
Audania - you can go ahead and send your questionnaire and I'll put you on 'hold' until you get your feedback. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 12, 2010 07:28:22 PM
just sent in my info hoping there someone who wants to do a large spoiler package, i'm a single mum so doing this so i have stuff to open  ;D

I'll be sending in mine as soon as I get feedback from another swap. :) I'm a mom of two and I totally am up for a large spoiler package! :) Yay! Maybe we'll get lucky. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 12, 2010 07:31:18 PM
I just sent in my questionnaire! I haven't swapped in a few months, but I am anxious to get back into the Christmas spirit, as I am living in a place that snows for the first time in 7 years!!!

OH! Forgot to add...I'm totally into including a wrapped Chrismahanukwanzakah gift for my partner, maybe including something from their Wist.

*O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine Blätter!*


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Linnybelle on September 12, 2010 07:33:19 PM
I was waiting for this swap to be open.  I was a participant in the last two and I loved it.  This year though, I have to do a small package.  Grad school is sucking some of my crafting time away.   :)  I'm filling out my questionaire right now though.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 13, 2010 11:11:59 AM
Audania - you can go ahead and send your questionnaire and I'll put you on 'hold' until you get your feedback. :)

Sweet! I'll fill it out today and send it in to you sometime this afternoon. This swap looks like it will be a lot of fun. Just reading through it is totally putting me in the Spirit of Christmas! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on September 13, 2010 01:26:48 PM
So, what kind of stocking do people want to make?  Any links to fantastic new patterns? 

oooooh!  I can't wait for partners!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 13, 2010 02:17:41 PM
I have this vintage Vouge pattern for an ice skate, roller skate, cowboy boot, and (I think) Converse. I also have a old school craft book with patterns for felt ice skate, cowboy boot, fancy Victorian-esque button up boot, and Converse.

I also have a ton of felted sweaters, and some are already cut into elf stockings like I made last year for a shop the swap.

I guess I'll be hoping for a partner who wants something a little less traditional.  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on September 13, 2010 03:52:09 PM
<eeep> converse stocking??? awww man, i would sell my cat for one of those.

that may be the push i needed to get on this swap...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 13, 2010 03:57:09 PM
I made a Victorian style boot stocking last year out of black and silver brocade....I'm just waiting to find out what my partner's tastes will be & maybe try to come up with something new!  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 13, 2010 04:22:06 PM
I have this vintage Vouge pattern for an ice skate, roller skate, cowboy boot, and (I think) Converse. I also have a old school craft book with patterns for felt ice skate, cowboy boot, fancy Victorian-esque button up boot, and Converse.

I also have a ton of felted sweaters, and some are already cut into elf stockings like I made last year for a shop the swap.

I guess I'll be hoping for a partner who wants something a little less traditional.  :)

Me too! And a Converse stocking! That will be an awesome sight!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: DeSade13 on September 13, 2010 04:25:43 PM
Yay I'm in! Can't wait for partners :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 13, 2010 05:14:25 PM
Oh poopy poo pants. I told myself that I was NOT to do any swaps this year. No sir, nuh uh. But here I am stalking the thread and about to look at the questionairre...... Dang you and your awesome swaps!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Juicebox29 on September 13, 2010 06:04:03 PM
ohhh converse stocking.. that might put me over the edge lol


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dinkime on September 13, 2010 06:11:17 PM
sounds fun!  need to think some on this one & go from there!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 13, 2010 07:06:27 PM
I really want to do this swap again, it was so much last time. Last time I had my partner make a family stocking, which is what I would do again. Now I just have to decide what size I want to do based on the jobs my hubby and I have by the 21st. I can't pass this up.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on September 13, 2010 07:16:55 PM
I'd really like to do this swap.  I'll see if I can fit it into my schedule...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on September 13, 2010 07:24:11 PM
Quote
I have this vintage Vouge pattern for an ice skate, roller skate, cowboy boot, and (I think) Converse. I also have a old school craft book with patterns for felt ice skate, cowboy boot, fancy Victorian-esque button up boot, and Converse.

OOOh, I know the pattern you're talking about - I think I may have it too.  Now I've got to hunt through my pattern stash and see if I can find it. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on September 13, 2010 07:33:34 PM
Since it sounds like it might be popular, here's a digital download (costs $3.99) of a converse stocking (and two other designs):

http://www.leisureartslibrary.com/cart/pc/Shoe-Stockings-Sewing-Patterns-4p682.htm (http://www.leisureartslibrary.com/cart/pc/Shoe-Stockings-Sewing-Patterns-4p682.htm)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: DeSade13 on September 13, 2010 08:22:08 PM
Yay Stacy is here! :P

As for the type of stocking I would like, I am into 1950's culture and do burlesque dancing on and off, so I would like something burlesque-like. I like stockings that look like fishnetted legs with heels or boots, or just the boots on their own. I have wisted some examples.

Yay!

:)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 13, 2010 08:59:25 PM
I think I would ask my partner to make a stocking for our little girl - she'll a be a year in mid-November. :) I would like it to NOT be pink (at least the main color, anyway). I think something old fashioned and/or quilt-y would be awesome. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on September 13, 2010 10:51:31 PM
a week to go...still debating


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 14, 2010 12:28:22 AM
I recently started trialing queenofdiy's tutorial for homemade Bubble Set Jet, so maybe something with images, otherwise I may play around with something knit and felted.  Maybe with felted flowers if someone likes that.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: pinkmichk on September 14, 2010 03:04:15 AM
i've not made a stocking before but love trying new things but decided i will make a trial run 1 for my daughter then we will both have new stockings (cos my partner will be making 1 for me)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on September 14, 2010 06:53:14 AM
Quote
Yay Stacy is here!

Yay - we're in a swap together again! 

I honestly have to admit, I hadn't thought much about what type of stocking I'd like - one year I got an AWESOME Wonder Woman boot (my partner did some great stalking).  I guess I don't have much of a preference... maybe something just fun and whimsical like that.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 14, 2010 11:37:52 AM
Okay, I made a valiant effort to resist this swap.  Actually no, I caved right away, but I sent my questions in!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: edie22 on September 14, 2010 01:50:50 PM
I can't wait for this swap! it was so much fun last year! I still have the one I got stuck on my wall by my crafting area.  I got a star trek themed one last year  and I would love one like that again.  I think I crocheted a stocking last time.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 14, 2010 02:30:50 PM
Hooray! I sent in my questionaire and can't wait for partners! Who wants to be spoiled???  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 14, 2010 02:33:58 PM
I'd rather have a super-detailed stocking made for me than a simple one with a load of stuffers. I'd actually be really happy to get a stocking stuffed with fabric scraps! (I'm trying to build up my stash.)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 14, 2010 04:13:58 PM
sezouli - I'm laughing at how you made it sound like you tried to fight off joining. :D

ghilie - you know you want to join!  You make beautiful things!


I love to see all the fancy stockings, I think it was last year that pinokeeo did a compilation of all the stocking pics and posted it at the end of the gallery - it was fantastic!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 14, 2010 04:32:01 PM
sezouli - I'm laughing at how you made it sound like you tried to fight off joining. :D

yeah, yeah, of COURSE I was gonna join!  ;D I just can't say no! Plus, it was super fun last year.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 14, 2010 04:47:11 PM
I'm SO excited to start this swap!  I refined my initial idea...all I have to say is I hope my partner likes buttons ;D  Damn...the 21st is SO far away!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 14, 2010 05:57:33 PM
Here are the stockings from last year's gallery - great stuff! And what a great idea to have put them all together Pinokeo!!!





Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on September 14, 2010 06:06:22 PM
That's mine down on the bottom left! The one that says Mollie on it! I have it hanging by my bed all year long. I love it soooo much! Thanks so much for putting this together so we can see all the awesome stockings from last year.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Linnybelle on September 14, 2010 06:36:55 PM
CraftCrazy13, we should be partners.  :)  I have a ton of fabric and I need to keep the stocking the focus this year.  I'm in grad school, so I can't do a really big package this year. 

I made a crazy quilt stocking last year and it was so much fun.  I'm pretty open to the kind of stocking I'd like to receive.  I'd love a Victorian Boot, or a different shoe style. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: RedMenace on September 14, 2010 06:43:20 PM
Just sent in my Q!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 14, 2010 06:44:23 PM
I love the mitten "stocking"!  How creative!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 14, 2010 06:55:49 PM
Shhhhhh....don't tell anyone, but I'll let you in on a secret....hubby has a crochet Xmas stocking, and the darn thing S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S with anything that you put into it.  (It's heck trying to fill it on Christmas Eve...just when I think I bought enough stuff for him...!)

I'll let you in on another secret....whoever I get as my partner I hope would like a crocheted stocking...I LOVE to crochet, and I LOVE to spoil!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 14, 2010 07:05:12 PM
Shhhhhh....don't tell anyone, but I'll let you in on a secret....hubby has a crochet Xmas stocking, and the darn thing S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S with anything that you put into it.  (It's heck trying to fill it on Christmas Eve...just when I think I bought enough stuff for him...!)

I'll let you in on another secret....whoever I get as my partner I hope would like a crocheted stocking...I LOVE to crochet, and I LOVE to spoil!

OOH! A crocheted stocking sounds awesome! I am no good with the fiber arts, and totally respect anyone who is!  And I love to spoil too, maybe we should be partners!!  ;D

**EDIT**- maybe we should Request parnership, but I know that ultimately it's up to our organizers, and they did an awesome-tastic job last year!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 14, 2010 08:49:17 PM
I love the mitten "stocking"!  How creative!

I love doing knit mitten stockings.  I made two for DH and myself years ago, and I think it was last year or the year before I made a bunch of them for MIL/FIL, SIL/BIL, a few friends etc, and stuffed them for them.

http://onyxnox.blogspot.com/2008/12/mittens-stockings-mittings-stockens.html (http://onyxnox.blogspot.com/2008/12/mittens-stockings-mittings-stockens.html)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 14, 2010 08:56:18 PM
Those are awesome onyx - I love the little holly leaves too!! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 14, 2010 09:29:36 PM
I hope I remember how to make the holly leaves- I don't think I ever wrote it down, and I wanted to make a garland of crocheted or knit holly for the tree too!  I get silly every time I pull the mittens out in the winter and chase the dogs and DH down with them on my hands, slapping at them with my giant mittens.  I think I need to make paw ones for the pups too.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on September 15, 2010 02:05:45 AM
Oh my!! I want to do this so desperately!! I will be back in the states by the beginning of October with all my craft supplies I have desperately missed this last year. I think in NEEEEEEED to do this!! Signing up during dissertation time feels so guilty!! heehee



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 15, 2010 04:30:47 AM
sezouli...sounds like a plan to me! (As long as the organizers are okay with it.  ;))  (Would give us a head start on crafting too, which is always nice.)

I just can't have a partner with pets or who smokes.  I don't have allergies, but my son, husband and daughter do.

BTW...False.  Battlestar Galactica.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 15, 2010 04:33:03 AM
Oh no...those mittens are knitted.   :'(  I crochet.   :'(  That stinks.   :P


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on September 15, 2010 06:47:32 AM
I hope my roommate has christmas cheer, 'cause we will have a room full of it in no time :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 15, 2010 08:26:21 AM
I can't believe I missed this swap and it has been up for a couple of days. I don't have time right this second to fill out my Q but I will be working on it when I get back home. I have just one spot open for swaps and I think this will have to be it :D

My husband and I are going to FL for Christmas to visit family and it would be so much fun to bring along some stuffed stockings. I wonder if I could have a partner that wanted to make two. If not I can always craft one for him. Next Christmas he may not be home because he is being deployed in April for a year to Afghanistan. I want to make this Christmas super awesome for him :) Either way I am going to spoil my partner rotten ;P


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Juicebox29 on September 15, 2010 08:42:25 AM
Filling out my questionnaire now. I'd love a peace sign covered stocking, or tye-dyed, or patchworked in bright colors, or something way untraditional! Stockings have always been my favorite part of christmas


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 15, 2010 09:49:49 AM
sezouli...sounds like a plan to me! (As long as the organizers are okay with it.  ;))  (Would give us a head start on crafting too, which is always nice.)

I just can't have a partner with pets or who smokes.  I don't have allergies, but my son, husband and daughter do.

BTW...False.  Battlestar Galactica.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Awww man!  I have three pups.  I don't smoke (I'm allergic to it) but I certainly wouldn't want your hubs and kids to get sick.  POOP!  I love doing stockings for kids, and I was looking at your profile and getting all swappy-excited!
I could wash everything before I sent it and quarantine it in the meantime... 
Oh well, it's totally inderstandable if you just don't want to take that chance. 
But I have to say,
Michael!
Oh that's funny... MICHAEL!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Melvinator on September 15, 2010 10:00:19 AM
Yay I've not swapped for almost a year and I really want to do this one! I had so much fun with it last year.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 15, 2010 06:28:34 PM
sezouli...I've swapped with partners that had dogs before.  If you are able to keep what is coming here away from the dogs and if you could wash items that can be washed before you send it to me, I think that would be okay.  No one's had a reaction so far, when that's been done.

BTW...that opener was my absolute favorite from the Office!  I can't wait to buy season six on DVD!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on September 15, 2010 08:55:49 PM
I caved!
I'm so excited about Christmas this year... My current boyfriend has never had a good Christmas. Ever. Or gifts. O.O I must rectify this somehow!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 16, 2010 02:52:23 AM
We're up to 35 swappers and there's still 6 days of signups left!! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: InShambles on September 16, 2010 06:14:22 AM
I am so excited for this swap, and in the Christmas spirit already. LOL
I would love to give & receive an untraditional stocking, those Converse ones are epic!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 16, 2010 07:12:46 AM
I caved!
I'm so excited about Christmas this year... My current boyfriend has never had a good Christmas. Ever. Or gifts. O.O I must rectify this somehow!
My husband was the same way with christmas and his birthday so evert year for his birthday i decorate the entire house with streamers, banners and balloons. Last christmas was the first year he every decorated a christmas tree, after almost 5 years of marriage hes finally coming around to the whole celebrating things ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 16, 2010 07:17:29 AM
tattooedcrafter - sometimes it takes awhile! :D  The first year we lived together, on Christmas Eve I put out two filled stockings - one for my daughter and one for him.  He said, "Did you expect a stocking?"  Even though I was a bit disappointed, I said no.  Ever since then, he makes sure to do a stocking for me. :)  He's even gotten to the point where he gets me silly stuff, it's only been 13 years. :D :D :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on September 16, 2010 07:21:01 AM
Victory!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 16, 2010 07:54:26 AM
tattooedcrafter - sometimes it takes awhile! :D  The first year we lived together, on Christmas Eve I put out two filled stockings - one for my daughter and one for him.  He said, "Did you expect a stocking?"  Even though I was a bit disappointed, I said no.  Ever since then, he makes sure to do a stocking for me. :)  He's even gotten to the point where he gets me silly stuff, it's only been 13 years. :D :D :D

My other half is still learning.  He doesn't mean anything by not getting me a stocking but I kinda miss them because they were always my favorite part of Christmas morning. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 16, 2010 08:06:01 AM
I think I may sign up for this....ever since my seperation from my husband I've been a grump around holidays.  What better to get in the Christmas spirit than my craftsers and stockings?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: edie22 on September 16, 2010 08:52:35 AM
Well my husband is jewish and we don't have kids, so we don't really celebrate.  It used to be a big deal when I was growing up. Orange in teh toe, nuts, little things...plus a boatload of gifts... this year I think we're going to get carpeting and a new bed.  :)

Edie


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 16, 2010 09:09:15 AM
Well my husband is jewish and we don't have kids, so we don't really celebrate.  It used to be a big deal when I was growing up. Orange in teh toe, nuts, little things...plus a boatload of gifts... this year I think we're going to get carpeting and a new bed.  :)

Edie

Ooooh a new bed!  Happy Christmakwanzakkah to you! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: oneredboot on September 16, 2010 10:15:59 AM
I couldn't sleep last night (the dog was sick and kept needing to go out) so I thought about stocking designs and patterns...  Patchwork and striped and felted sweaters and, and, and...I fainlly came up with one that I think is really exciting!  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 16, 2010 11:12:15 AM
I sent in my questionnaire! I'm really excited to get partners and start crafting.  I'm thinking I'd like to do a theme for my partner such as their fave book, movie, tv show.  I guess we shall see once the partners are given out :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: edie22 on September 16, 2010 12:20:36 PM
I sent in my questionnaire! I'm really excited to get partners and start crafting.  I'm thinking I'd like to do a theme for my partner such as their fave book, movie, tv show.  I guess we shall see once the partners are given out :)

oohh!! that sounds like fun! I think I went random last year, but I want a Star Trek/Chris Pine theme.  Of course, I always want a Chris Pine theme.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on September 16, 2010 12:26:40 PM
I really want something geeky/nerdy... Boyfriend loves Ninja Turtles, Gummy Bears (cartoon), Power Rangers... Just oldschool 80s/90s cartoons. Me? I enjoy reading (fantasy/horror/sci fi), writing, videogames, and zombies. And comic books. Lol!

tattooedcrafter- yeah, I have this sorta-surprise party planned for his birthday. (It's a "sorta surprise" because he knows it's happening, he just isn't sure the extent of my planning.) I don't think he's ever had a tree up or anything, either. It'll be an interesting new Christmas for sure!
Tiny studio apartment, big desk and bookshelves and bed... We'll find somewhere, I already made sure he knew that. :P
I moved out earlier this year, I'm nervous that I won't have a stocking on Christmas morning... That was always one of my favorites too!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 16, 2010 12:46:17 PM
The stocking is always my favorite part of Christmas morning too!  For me, it's b/c we open our stockings, one by one, and see what everyone else got.  It's also a precursor to opening up the big stuff, so the anticipation is there!

BTW...My husband is Jewish and so is his mom, but his dad was not, so they always celebrated Xmas and Hanukkah.  I grew up Methodist (non practicing), but now I identify more with being Jewish.  In our house we celebrate both holidays.  Maybe your hubby could give you a stocking as a nod to your traditions.

Kudos to those of you that celebrate BIG for your significant others who didn't have birthdays or holidays growing up.  I didn't either, and I tell you...that is really thoughtful of you to do that for the one you love.  I'm sure he/she appreciates it a lot.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 16, 2010 12:58:54 PM
No kids for us either, and we aren't very religious. Christmas in our house is more about loving and appreciating the people you have in your life with present! And the tree is really because it's pretty (LOL).

I really love unconventional stockings... My fabulous partner last year sent me a Frankenstein stocking. I don't know what I am thinking this year. Maybe Harry Potter?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 16, 2010 02:16:57 PM
A quick question because this is my first stocking swap...do we wait to dig into our goodies or can we open when we receive? I don't know how much will power I will have. LOL


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 16, 2010 02:37:15 PM
Pshaw, wait 'til Christmas to open and show, Troublet??!  What was in YOUR cereal this morning?  That's the craziest thing I've heard all day!  LOL!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on September 16, 2010 02:43:13 PM
A quick question because this is my first stocking swap...do we wait to dig into our goodies or can we open when we receive? I don't know how much will power I will have. LOL

whew thanks for asking that question.  i was gonna reprogram my camera if there was a date cause i love digging thru a stocking.  :)  there's always so much hope and potential. (hubby comes from a christmas eve celebrating home so he never did stockings. after 1o years he is getting better... not yet great. but inmproving)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on September 16, 2010 02:46:21 PM
I always wait until christmas to open mine.  I think I'm maybe a bit masochistic...but forcing myself to wait makes it better... ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 16, 2010 02:59:44 PM
Last year we left it up to partners.... I could never wait! I am the worst about getting everyone to tell/give me my presents early!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 16, 2010 03:08:42 PM
Well my husband is jewish and we don't have kids, so we don't really celebrate.  It used to be a big deal when I was growing up. Orange in teh toe, nuts, little things...plus a boatload of gifts... this year I think we're going to get carpeting and a new bed.  :)

Edie
My family isn't really anything but we love to teach our 4 year old about other cultures so we teach him about all the different holidays. I come from a christan/baptist/mormon family (and I follow buddhism) and my husband comes from a christan/catholic/jewish family so we pick and choose what we want to believe. ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 16, 2010 03:17:00 PM
LOL sloth, I like the way you think. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 16, 2010 05:53:12 PM
It is so neat to read everybody's different  backgrounds! Lots of things from everybody. :) We grew up as "Christians" but we never did anything at church. Just kind of went on Christmas and Easter and celebrated Christmas at home. Then, I really became a Christian later on. My husband always has been and that's what we teach our two daughters, though I love to learn about other religions and cultures. I think it is important to know the beliefs of others so there is no judgmentalism.
Anyway, my little rant is done. :)
I can't wait to celebrate this year b/c last year it wasn't very big - just moved into an apartment and our stuff wasn't here yet, and then having a baby two days later. Aaaahh! So, I'm itching for some Christmas fun.
We always opened our stockings on Christmas morning before the parents got up - that was their sleep in time! (We weren't supposed to, but that's always what ended up happening *wink*) :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 16, 2010 05:59:44 PM
We always opened our stockings on Christmas morning before the parents got up - that was their sleep in time! (We weren't supposed to, but that's always what ended up happening *wink*) :)
LOL, that's what we did too!  We'd creep down and get them and take them back to bed with us, whoever wooke up first (my sister or I) would have to wake the other so we could do it together.  I loved those times.
My hubby doesn't do much of anything for Christmas.  It's strange, his father is a pastor, so you might think that the fmaily celebrated, but he said they never even had a tree.  Combine that with my obsessive love of the holidays, and we're a little unbalanced, but hey, that's what these fabulous swaps are for, right?  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on September 16, 2010 06:22:18 PM
I come from a not so religious family. My husband on the other hand comes from a very religious family. We go to Christmas Eve service with them every year. We've been married for 2 years and the first Christmas we didn't have stockings or presents which was fine with us because we were happy to just be spending the holidays together for the first time ever. Last year I did both stockings which was fun for him, not so much for me lol. This year we are going to visit my family so I don't have to do either of our stockings (score!) means more crafting tome for me. :)

I am so excited about this swap!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 16, 2010 07:39:41 PM
My family is big on stockings on Christmas morning. It was always a tradition between my younger brother and I that whichever one of us woke up first, we would wake the other and run down to open our stockings.  When I moved out and then got married, my heart broke when my husband didn't really see the point in them.  Last year was my first year being separated and I stayed at my parents' on Christmas eve. Even though my heart was lonely for my first holidays "alone", the stockings just made things a bit better.  I can't wait for this swap :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 16, 2010 07:47:45 PM
Hey, you guys know that if you wait to open on Christmas we will not have a gallery until then. Please, indulge yourselves I say.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 16, 2010 08:03:59 PM
Hey, you guys know that if you wait to open on Christmas we will not have a gallery until then. Please, indulge yourselves I say.

I agree! I want my partner to open when they receive the stocking. I love the reactions! Also, I have no self control when it comes to gifts so I'd open mine asap haha


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 16, 2010 08:29:50 PM
I hope my partner won't mind if I don't open mine until Christmas!  I like the anticipation.

DH and I have 2 little girls, but we have always decorated & celebrated, even before they came along.  I'm the one who's big on celebrating and gift giving; DH is not.  Between that and being estranged from my family, I sometimes feel a little sad at the holidays.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on September 16, 2010 08:36:22 PM
Personally, we can't wait to open them.  I just think of it as 'spreading out the holiday' all month long!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 16, 2010 08:37:19 PM
I haven't been a huge fan of the Christmas season over the past several years, because it never feels like Christmas. I was living in CA, so it was Halloween, a cool breeze, then OH! Christmas passed by. I hope that with the cold weather, it will make the holiday season seem more festive.

My family is pretty religious, and I mean in the annoying (not at all endearing) way of making me get up at 6:00 in the morning on Christmas to watch everyone argue and open their presents. It isn't pleasant, and it isn't enjoyable, but I have to do it anyway.

Coupled with the fact that I usually pick out my own presents, the holiday itself with the presents and the commercialism isn't really my cup of iced tea with lemon. Don't get me wrong, though, I LOVE Christmas!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: h-chan on September 16, 2010 08:37:33 PM
Someone may have asked this but just to clarify, when you ask "Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO"
Does that mean I HAVE to have completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time? Or it doesn't matter and its just FYI?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 17, 2010 01:59:26 AM
Someone may have asked this but just to clarify, when you ask "Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO"
Does that mean I HAVE to have completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time? Or it doesn't matter and its just FYI?

That is correct h-chan. You must complete your very first swap (i.e. have received feedback) before you can sign up for more.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on September 17, 2010 06:33:48 AM
Christmas is not about gifts, I know, but the anticipation of having something to open is powerful.  Just seeing packages under your tree creates a sense that there is still magic possible in the world. I am one of the die hard "Don't open things until Christmas Morning!" folks.  I dont shake, feel, or even try to guess what is in a package.  My mom is 84 and I send her stuff every year, and she sends me a small box.  We phone each other and "open" gifts, knowing she has already peeked because she is worse than a child!  I usually then go see my daughter for an hour or 2, come home and take a nap or whatever to pass the day.  Christmas is not about gifts, I know, but they help. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: InShambles on September 17, 2010 06:56:23 AM
I hope my partner won't mind if I don't open mine until Christmas!  I like the anticipation.
Me too, I plan on admiring my stocking & waiting til Christmas morning to open the gifts.

I have two young nieces and after their first couple Christmases and seeing how ridiculously spoiled & commercialized everything was I vowed to have entirely handmade Christmases. It was so bad that a couple years ago a 3 year old Kaileigh cried and refused to open any more presents! Last year I made them quilts, they LOVE them & drag them out into the living room every time I visit so we can snuggle in them, so much more meaningful than some mass produced toy.
Also I'm single, and the one that tries to make everything special for my loved ones, but I always end up choosing my own gifts & they never think to fill a stocking for me! It's so disappointing when I've put so much thought into their gifts. I love Christmas swaps because they brighten my holiday, and I [hopefully] get to brighten someone elses. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 17, 2010 07:02:13 AM
I agree that christmas isn't about presents, its about the spirit of chirstmas, I love decorating the tree, making christmas dinner, holiday crafts, and making cookies because its all done with family. My favorite christmas memory is when my dad was too broke to buy a tree so he found this little 12" silver tree and he put it in a big tree stand and one present under it, now every year I put out that silver tree.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 17, 2010 07:12:04 AM
Whew!  I just got caught up on reading!

There will definitely be a gallery early cuz I can't wait to open mine!!! :D  I know some partners agree to wait and that's fine too - it just means we have more to see in the gallery!

We're not religious as in we don't attend church.  My children do get to learn about all different religions as I'm very interested in them.  


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 17, 2010 07:13:12 AM
I agree that christmas isn't about presents, its about the spirit of chirstmas, I love decorating the tree, making christmas dinner, holiday crafts, and making cookies because its all done with family. My favorite christmas memory is when my dad was too broke to buy a tree so he found this little 12" silver tree and he put it in a big tree stand and one present under it, now every year I put out that silver tree.
 Awww - that's sweet TC!  I am another one who is big on tradition - I have so many ornaments I can't fit them all on the tree - but I love the ritual of decorating and when I'm done the tree is mostly full of ornamnets that either my kids, I or someone else made.  The season never lasts long enough for me!  I am super strict about no presents til Christmas morning - BUT...I will confess that last year when I got my package I ripped it open immediately!  (Actually, my partner told me that several of the items were for decoration, sooooo it really didn't make sense to wait - right?)  ;)  I have no problem with my partner waiting til Christmas though - even though the anticipation will KILL me!  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on September 17, 2010 07:35:22 AM
Okay one lil Christmas swap will not kill me hehe geez I am still working on Halloween! Got my questionaire all ready to be sent in.

I am not good about waiting either...I try to but sometimes my curiousity ;) gets the best of me!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on September 17, 2010 07:43:38 AM
I really miss living close to my family.  Just my daughter lives down here, and she has to spend holidays with his family each year, first his mom then his dad.  When I lived in Mo., and my daughters were young, I loved the big family get togethers so much, 15, 20  and more people---what fun that was! All the cooking and baking, and noise and kids!    


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on September 17, 2010 10:22:57 AM
I know how you feel margiej! I moved out of my parents place just before Thanksgiving in 2007 I believe, spent Thanksgiving and Christmas with my roommate who didn't want to do anything, my family had just moved across the country to Las Vegas from North Carolina and my husband (boyfriend at the time) was in Virginia at the time and couldn't come down. Our first Christmas was awesome just because we had someone to share it with. We are going down to North Carolina to visit his family and I am so excited cause there is always so much love and there are always so many people and then we're going to spend Christmas with my family for the first time in 3 years as long as we can afford to.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on September 17, 2010 11:04:59 AM
Oh it sounds like it will be such a fun Christmas! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 17, 2010 12:13:06 PM
I have just updated and we have 41 swappers! There's still 4 days left to sign up!!

Y'know, every year I think 'maybe this year no one will want to do this' so I try not to get too excited about it.  But every year I'm amazed at how many swappers we attract - thanks ladies for making me feel all warm and fuzzy! :-*


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on September 17, 2010 01:28:28 PM
I have just updated and we have 41 swappers! There's still 4 days left to sign up!!

Y'know, every year I think 'maybe this year no one will want to do this' so I try not to get too excited about it.  But every year I'm amazed at how many swappers we attract - thanks ladies for making me feel all warm and fuzzy! :-*

Are you joking?  I have been checking the swap ideas board since August....just to make sure I didn't miss it!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 17, 2010 01:29:25 PM
Y'know, every year I think 'maybe this year no one will want to do this' so I try not to get too excited about it.  But every year I'm amazed at how many swappers we attract - thanks ladies for making me feel all warm and fuzzy! :-*

As long as I am here, you will have one interested swapper!!!  :D And thanks to you for being the awesomely organized organizer every year!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 17, 2010 02:11:46 PM
Y'know, every year I think 'maybe this year no one will want to do this' so I try not to get too excited about it.  But every year I'm amazed at how many swappers we attract - thanks ladies for making me feel all warm and fuzzy! :-*

Uh yeah..I'm with superhooker and blushingblue! I've been waiting since last year to do this swap! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 17, 2010 02:12:59 PM
I think I've decided on a happy medium. I'm going to ask my partner to mark 1 or 2 packages that are to be opened on Christmas day. This way, I get some cool goodies both early and on the Big Day. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on September 17, 2010 02:24:32 PM
THAT is a great idea troublet!  me too...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on September 17, 2010 03:01:15 PM
I agree with everyone, stalking the boards for the gallery if I didn't participate is one of my favorite things!

And now to decide if I want to wait or just do it early... >.> <.< Decisions, decisions...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 17, 2010 03:48:37 PM
I heard about this swap last year from another swapper that did it, and so I was all over joining this year :)  4 days is so far away!  I think I can make it though.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 17, 2010 04:00:15 PM
  4 days is so far away!  I think I can make it though.

You know, first I tell myself that I won't do the swap at all, and of course that resolve lasts about 30 seconds.  Then I tell myself that, in order to spare my sanity, I will wait until the last day to sign up, and therefore miss out on waiting for a partner.  Obviously, that didn't work either. So I guess now I have to suck it up and wait, and I not sure that I CAN make it!  AAAAAAAAH!!! ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: h-chan on September 17, 2010 04:33:43 PM
Someone may have asked this but just to clarify, when you ask "Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO"
Does that mean I HAVE to have completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time? Or it doesn't matter and its just FYI?

That is correct h-chan. You must complete your very first swap (i.e. have received feedback) before you can sign up for more.

Damn, I won't have my feedback by then. Oh well.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on September 17, 2010 04:38:22 PM
Okay, okay. I've been spying on this thread and should cave in time to sign-up  ::)  I am working on the questionnaire right now.

Audania1, I really like your style! I wonder what The Great Organizer will think...

This swap sounds like a ton of fun!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 17, 2010 05:25:00 PM
Okay, okay. I've been spying on this thread and should cave in time to sign-up  ::)  I am working on the questionnaire right now.

Audania1, I really like your style! I wonder what The Great Organizer will think...

This swap sounds like a ton of fun!

You totally need to cave!! I'm in the Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Swap too, so we'll be in two together. :) I see that your just waiting to receive a package for one of your swaps, so all your slots won't be full. You can do it..... Cave....

Like how I'm totally trying to manipulate your joining-ness? ;)
And, psssssst, you should get a Wist....... Wist....... Wist........


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on September 17, 2010 06:39:09 PM
You totally need to cave!! I'm in the Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Swap too, so we'll be in two together. :) I see that your just waiting to receive a package for one of your swaps, so all your slots won't be full. You can do it..... Cave....

Like how I'm totally trying to manipulate your joining-ness? ;)
And, psssssst, you should get a Wist....... Wist....... Wist........

I'm planning on caving :D

I just have to finish up my questionnaire (I'm asking round-about questions of my family to try and figure out what they'd really want in a stocking.) And I've started a wist- not much in there yet, but oh boy could I go to town on it!

Should send it in tomorrow!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 17, 2010 07:25:16 PM
I don't remember if I mentioned this, but I'd like a more traditional-looking stocking. And I said traditional-looking, so take from that what you wish.

(And A Charlie Brown Christmas is just about my favorite holiday movie...ever! Wait a second, there are all those other holiday movies too....)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 17, 2010 08:23:46 PM

(And A Charlie Brown Christmas is just about my favorite holiday movie...ever! Wait a second, there are all those other holiday movies too....)
Heck yeah! Nothing quite like a Charlie Brown Christmas!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 17, 2010 09:35:22 PM
My fave holiday movies are The Nightmare Before Christmas (I'm obsessed. I have soooooo much stuff) and A Christmas Story.  I have a lot of fun ideas, but I'm going to chat with my partner first :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on September 17, 2010 10:29:52 PM
Never been too big of a fan of any Christmas-themed movies...

My Christmas ritual for a movie was watching "House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects" as my dad bought them for me about 6 years ago for Christmas. (Along with a Carebear doll and Hello Kitty hairclips. :D )

Oh, and "Party Monster." It's always on IFC Christmas Eve/Christmas morning at like 4am.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 18, 2010 05:45:09 AM
My fave Christmas movie is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.  It was a tradition in my family to watch that movie every year on either Eve or Day, and last year I bought my own copy so we can continue it in my house :)  Oh, and 8 Crazy Nights, that animated Adam Sandler movie...HILARIOUS!!  I love the classics too, Christmas Story and Charlie Brown Christmas would be my 2 classic choices.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 18, 2010 05:59:25 AM
We watch the old claymation Rudolph and Frostie movies, starting on the night that we put up our tree all the way through the New Year. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 18, 2010 06:51:06 AM
We watch the old claymation Rudolph and Frostie movies, starting on the night that we put up our tree all the way through the New Year. :D
Those are my faves too, I bought them all on dvd last year, my 4 y/o fell in love with all the old ones ast year, he loves charlie brown, no ones aloud to talk when any charlie brown is on or any other christmas specials, another big one in my home is Santa's slay, its too funny. NBC is a favorite all year long.
I love traditional and non-traditional stockings, I have a few of both


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Juicebox29 on September 18, 2010 07:11:22 AM
I loveee the claymation rudolph!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on September 18, 2010 08:24:15 AM
Okay, I officially caved. I just sent in my questionnaire!

I'm not big into Christmas movies/specials. That said, I love Muppet Christmas Carol and Charlie Brown is always worth watching.

I'm not particular about my stocking. But I have a feeling it won't wait until Christmas to be opened unless my partner feels strongly about that.

For our Christmas traditions, we do a big Christmas Eve celebration and Secret Santa exchange with my mom's side of the family. (The whole Xmas Eve thing started in her family because Grandpa worked at a dairy and the cows needed to be milked on Christmas morning, too). The actual 25th is spent as an immediate family, going to church, and making Merry-Christmas-how-are-you? calls to my dad's side.

This sounds like it's going to be a fun swap!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 18, 2010 09:14:58 AM
I love Muppet Christmas Carol and Charlie Brown is always worth watching.

I LOOOOOOVE Muppet Christmas Carol! "Light the lamp, not the rat, light the lamp, not the rat!" I crack up every time I watch it. I need to get it on DVD, as my VCR finally pooped out on me...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on September 18, 2010 09:33:18 AM
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My fave holiday movies are The Nightmare Before Christmas (I'm obsessed. I have soooooo much stuff) and A Christmas Story.

Mine too.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 18, 2010 01:49:31 PM
No one loves the Grinch!? My favorite.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 18, 2010 02:00:23 PM
I like the old cartoon version, not the Jim Carey. My kids don't like either though.  :-\


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 18, 2010 02:01:58 PM
Yes, the cartoon, I had forgot Jim Carrey did that. Never saw it.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 18, 2010 03:18:22 PM
Oh yeah - it was almost sacreligious to try and remake the Grinch - what were they thinking??  ;)
  I'm getting itchy to start - my kids will soon be making fun of me for being in the Christmas spirit and crafting away as I watch White Christmas - in September.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 18, 2010 03:20:24 PM
I do the same thing! We could sit together and craft thisbird ...as long as we have some cocoa. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 18, 2010 03:21:32 PM
I pretty much love the NBC Christmas run, too. All the old claymations, the Grinch, a Christmas Story, the old Miracle on 34th St. and It's a Wonderful Life, Charlie Brown Christmas, Muppet Christmas Carol, Scrooged, Mickey's Christmas Carol ..... the list goes on and on!

I am totally unopposed to my partner opening their stocking early. I think, however, i am going to wait for some.... maybe... I might open a few early.... I don't know. Maybe I'll ask my partner to mark ones that might be decorations so I can put them up and then I'll wait to open the others on Christmas? We'll see... ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 18, 2010 03:40:00 PM
We watch the old claymation Rudolph and Frostie movies, starting on the night that we put up our tree all the way through the New Year. :D
Those are my faves too
Me too! And I love the 'Life and Adventures of Santa Claus' as well!

OOH!! And How The Grinch Stole Christmas too, of course!  I love both versions, though the cartoon one reminds me more of my childhood.  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 18, 2010 04:51:51 PM
I do the same thing! We could sit together and craft thisbird ...as long as we have some cocoa. :D
marshmallows in mine please!  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on September 18, 2010 05:19:32 PM
I pretty much love the NBC Christmas run, too. All the old claymations, the Grinch, a Christmas Story, the old Miracle on 34th St. and It's a Wonderful Life, Charlie Brown Christmas, Muppet Christmas Carol, Scrooged, Mickey's Christmas Carol ..... the list goes on and on!

Ack! How could I have forgotten about It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, The Grinch and Mickey's Christmas Carol?! In fact, NBC and I have a long-standing annual relationship starting the day after Thanksgiving.

How could I have forgotten??? Well, I am in Halloween mode  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 18, 2010 07:00:04 PM
If anyone wants any of these blown up in a pdf email me your addy and I'll send up a pdf in the size you want.



I kinda like the victorian, but I have tons more clip art to base off of. Loving this and anticipating it greatly.

lovesclutter


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: InShambles on September 18, 2010 07:28:56 PM
No one loves the Grinch!? My favorite.
How could I have forgotten the Grinch! Definitely my favorite Christmas show!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on September 18, 2010 07:55:06 PM
My all-time favorite Christmas movie is definitely White Christmas.  I'm a sucker for a musical!  Though I'm partial to claymation Rudolph, too!

:D

As for a stocking, I would like something more traditional.  Unless my partner thinks of something that she/he thinks is just PERFECT for me.  :D  I guess I'm not too helpful.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 18, 2010 08:15:42 PM
I caved and finally signed up. First time ever that all my swap slots are filled :P


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 18, 2010 09:33:03 PM
My fave Christmas movies are Olive, The Other Reindeer (wish I could find this on DVD - I recorded it off TV years ago, but no longer have a VCR), Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, A Christmas Story, and of course, Christmas Vacation.

I'm hoping my partner will mark stuff to open now and stuff to open later. Being a single mom, there isn't anyone to fill my stocking. Well, I guess Marley might fill it with all her crayons and Little People.  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 18, 2010 10:01:25 PM
With everyone talking about White Christmas, it makes me wonder if you all have ever seen Holiday Inn, which White Christmas is actually a sequel to. I think Holiday Inn is much better! And it is where the song White Christmas actually comes from.... Anybody else ever seen it?!?!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on September 18, 2010 10:11:51 PM
It's a Wonderful Life I have to watch it every year that is the one tradition I kept when I moved out (cause I had a tv in my bedroom when I moved in with my roommate blech) that and opening stockings while breakfast is cooking, always cinnamon rolls always! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on September 18, 2010 10:22:13 PM
With everyone talking about White Christmas, it makes me wonder if you all have ever seen Holiday Inn, which White Christmas is actually a sequel to. I think Holiday Inn is much better! And it is where the song White Christmas actually comes from.... Anybody else ever seen it?!?!

ugh yes.   ::)  no one of my favs but one of my mommas favs... i'm a grinchy gal...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 18, 2010 10:29:45 PM
Love Ralphie in A Christmas Story - it's DH's fav (with parts filmed in Toronto, neat to see the old streetcars, and the downtown done up like that).  We have one of the animated ornament of the tongue the metal post scene..... "stuck... Stuck..... STUCK!!!!!!!!!".  But I LOVE the Charlie Brown Christmas, and actually love Scrooged too - especially the end credits because the Robbie Robertson song.

As to when I open the stockings, I think it would only be fair to negotiate that with my partner. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: charzard on September 18, 2010 11:08:29 PM
Oh man! I don't think you guys understand how excited I am to get my partner for this swap and start crafting!! OH BOY OH BOYY!!! ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 19, 2010 02:50:02 AM

I'm hoping my partner will mark stuff to open now and stuff to open later. Being a single mom, there isn't anyone to fill my stocking. Well, I guess Marley might fill it with all her crayons and Little People.  ;D
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I'm hoping for the same thing. :) We will see soon!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on September 19, 2010 05:40:44 AM
I will have to do my stocking on Christmas morning, I could even wait until afternoon, as I love to drag it out!  Every year I mail to my mom, who is 84 and lives about 1000 miles away, and have to time it so the box gets there 1 or 2 days only before C'mas!  She is worse than any kid ever was, so I know she will open stuff, even when she pretends she has not!  We "open gifts together" on the phone every Christmas morning.  Then I hop in the car and go to my daughters across town for an hour or 2 then home to watch endless rounds of Ralphie and his BB gun and the dinner at the Chinese restaurant which is a hoot!  How old is that actor now in real life?  He must be in his 40'S!  LOL!  I can't wait to start making stuff!!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on September 19, 2010 06:01:23 AM
Ooh, I haven't seen Holiday Inn.  I'll have to find that and watch it.  Thanks, blushingbluegrass!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 19, 2010 09:59:34 AM
Of course - Holiday Inn!  Love the part when theydrive into the lake!   :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on September 19, 2010 10:04:24 AM
I don't know how I forgot about these two but I can't wait til Hallmark or Lifetime show When Angels Come to Town and Finding John Christmas I love them my mom sent me a copy of each movie last year because I couldn't watch them on t.v. Peter Falk never fails to make me smile.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: edie22 on September 19, 2010 12:57:05 PM
My husband (who is Jewish) is rather cynical about Christmas movies/tv shows. He says they all have the same plot.

Everyone is excited about christmas (or they are depressed about christmas)
Something happens and so Chistmas is probably ruined
Then, there's a Christmas miracle
Christmas is saved!

He jokes about it, but its close to being right.  :)

I watch my favorites anyway.  Love Charlie Brown, Grinch cartoons, the Ralphie movie, the claymation ones, and I always watch Christmas Vacation!

I can't wait for partners!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 19, 2010 03:59:34 PM
I am so excited for the Holidays now :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 19, 2010 06:36:57 PM
Me too!  I can't believe I forgot about Dr Suess and the Grintch, Mickey's Christmas Carol, and actually a new-school fave is Elf.  I think the plot line is very cute and I love the romantic ending of him back at the north pole with the wee one :)

YAY!  I'm so in the Christmas spirit UBER early this year!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 19, 2010 07:00:22 PM
Oh, how could I forget Elf!?! I just love it when Zooey Deschanel sings. She has such an awesome voice. (If you haven't heard them, check out her band, She & Him)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 19, 2010 07:09:31 PM
I don't think that there is a Christmas story that I dislike to be honest haha.

After reading some of the posts I think that I'd like to have my partner mark some of the items to wait until Christmas....it'll drive me nuts, but in a good way :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 19, 2010 08:09:29 PM
Oh, how could I forget Elf!?! I just love it when Zooey Deschanel sings. She has such an awesome voice. (If you haven't heard them, check out her band, She & Him)

I love She & Him!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on September 20, 2010 05:22:26 AM
My Dad and I watched Grindhouse last year LOL so not a Christmas movie!

Never been too big of a fan of any Christmas-themed movies...

My Christmas ritual for a movie was watching "House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects" as my dad bought them for me about 6 years ago for Christmas. (Along with a Carebear doll and Hello Kitty hairclips. :D )

Oh, and "Party Monster." It's always on IFC Christmas Eve/Christmas morning at like 4am.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 20, 2010 06:18:52 AM
My favorite Christmas movies are Love Actually and The Family Stone.

 What are some of the non-traditional stockings you all are talking about?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 20, 2010 06:24:13 AM
There's a post in this thread somewhere (don't have time atm to hunt it down) that has a compilation photo of all of last year's (?) stockings.

Some of the nontraditional stockings were monster claws, the Tardis from Dr. Who, an NES controller, a HUGE mitten and all manner of shoes from work boots to Victorian high heeled lady's shoes. There's a crazy amount of creativity that goes into the creation of these stockings.

Believe it or not, this is the one thing about this swap that has me worried. I've never really made a stocking before. EEP!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 20, 2010 06:47:02 AM
There's a post in this thread somewhere (don't have time atm to hunt it down) that has a compilation photo of all of last year's (?) stockings.

Some of the nontraditional stockings were monster claws, the Tardis from Dr. Who, an NES controller, a HUGE mitten and all manner of shoes from work boots to Victorian high heeled lady's shoes. There's a crazy amount of creativity that goes into the creation of these stockings.

Believe it or not, this is the one thing about this swap that has me worried. I've never really made a stocking before. EEP!
I think the mosnter claw ones are cute, I  also love knitted and crocheted ones. I have a seahawks stocking that my parents bought for thier first christmas together, its one of my favorites.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 20, 2010 07:22:59 AM
So what kind of non-crafted items would you all like to receive?

I have no problem coming up with crafted goodies but purchased...uh...um...I tend to draw a blank.  :-\

For me, I would love...
gum - I love Stride and 5 in mint. :D
Chap stick - I'm addicted to Carmex but I'm willing to try other types, but not candy flavored ones. Bleh.
Holiday socks - the goofier the better!
stretchy gloves - never can find mine so the more the better!
little tubes of body wash or shower gel
scissors - for paper, I go through these like crazy between having school age kids and being a teacher
Ooo! teacher stuff like ink pens (any color) and cool paper clips (no "apple" stuff though...I have way too much of that.)
Altoids! - another major addiction (both to the candy and the tin...:D )
Candy canes - fruit flavored ones!

For my partner, please avoid chocolate and sweets. My husband usually puts my stocking together at the last minute and those are his Go To stuffer items. I still have a container of Ferro Rocher upstairs that I haven't opened. Yes, you read that correctly. He gives me a truckload so I have to ration myself or I'll gain 20 lbs overnight. lol

UPDATE

GAH! How could I forget craft items???  Let's see, embroidery thread, wooden embroidery hoops, seed beads, fabric markers, crochet thread (the fine stuff, not yarn), buttons, hmm...I'll think on this over lunch and add more later. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 20, 2010 07:36:48 AM
Pencils/Pens
Lotions/Soaps
Magazines
Craft Supplies...I would be super excited to see thread and zippers! OR fabric!!
Hot chocolate
Gloves
Socks (though I'm not partial to the crazy ones ;) )
cooking utensils
Spices
Anything related to reading/journaling/yoga etc...
Candy is always good!!
Candles
I second the fact that scissors are always needed!!


Is it okay to ask that our stockings NOT contain Christmas decorations since I plan on trying to wait until Christmas to open mine??


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Juicebox29 on September 20, 2010 07:45:31 AM
fun nail polish!
bath poofs
gum
elastic and hair things
ornaments


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: InShambles on September 20, 2010 08:10:16 AM
CHOCOLATE! Any kind of chocolate! I have a major sweet tooth - nothing is too rich or too sweet. ;D
Socks are always good - I'm all about novelty ones & bright colors.
Small notebooks/sketchbooks/journals are always appreciated.
I adore pens!
Paint brushes, especially the really tiny sizes.
Fabric, buttons, zippers - any type of sewing notions! Fabric scraps are much appreciated as I've been doing lots of applique.
Candles
Good smelling soap



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 20, 2010 08:14:25 AM
There's a lot of non-craft related supplies that I love:

Skittles
Starburst
Hershey's Candy Cane white chocolate with candy cane bits kisses (I had only a couple bags of these last year and went through them like WATER, I hope they put them out again this year!  And I'm gonna get like SIX bags to ration throughout the whole year :) )
Buttons
Thread
Zippers
Quilt binding, bias tapes
Ball jars (with the lid/ring removeable combo), small ones, for making storage jar pincushions
Beads
Charms
Fabric
Patterns
Granola bars
Walnuts, shelled please
Sunflower kernels, lightly salted
Almonds, cinnamon/sugared (mmm...Nutty Bavarian....*drool*) or lightly salted

I'm sure there's more, but that's all I've got for now!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 20, 2010 08:50:18 AM
nail files
embroidery thread
Burts Bees anything
colored sharpies
ceramics pens
recipe cards
sewing notions: double fold bias tape, buttons, zippers, ric rac, fun trims, ribbons, machine needles, buttons to cover
FQs
fun post-its
socks
notebooks
shopping list pad
1" pins/buttons/badges
patches
cooking utensils
ornaments
local jam/honey/snacks
barrettes
scissors
embroidery hoops
notecards
fabric pens
magazines

And that's off the top of my head!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 20, 2010 08:52:17 AM
Duly noted and added both lists here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358904.msg4205016#msg4205016).


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 20, 2010 09:34:30 AM
Ohhh I like dharma_rebel's stocking list!! Burts Bees is WONDERFUL!  Their stuff smells soooo good!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Craftsy on September 20, 2010 11:18:45 AM
Hershey's Candy Cane white chocolate with candy cane bits kisses (I had only a couple bags of these last year and went through them like WATER, I hope they put them out again this year!  And I'm gonna get like SIX bags to ration throughout the whole year :)

I have to say if you are anything like me, who are you kidding?  :D

I only have a day to decide if I want to join. Gah


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 20, 2010 12:12:35 PM
Craftsy - technically you have until about 6am on the 22nd when I get up and close signups. ;)  I'm usually nice like that. :D

TSM - I agree wtih Craftsy, you're teasin' yourself!  Those candy cane kisses are too good to save.lol


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 20, 2010 12:23:32 PM
Now, I can pass on those Hershey's with peppermint bits.

What I can't pass up are the soft peppermint chews that come out just after Halloween. You know the ones that have the red and white border with the little Christmas tree in the center. Holy canoli, I could eat a bag of those in one sitting if I let myself.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lindsay614 on September 20, 2010 12:36:52 PM
Could...not...resist. Just sent in my questionnaire!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 20, 2010 01:28:25 PM
My favorite Christmas movies are Love Actually and The Family Stone.

I like Love Actually too - not so much for the love story aspect, but because I love the acting between Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson - she has such an expressive face.

Also, I hope whoever I get loves chocolate, because I just recently discovered Purdy's, which used to only be on the East Coast, and I don't think it is in the US - the dark chocolate mint bar is YUMMY!!!!!!!!!  Also, I live near a Lindt/Giaradelli warehouse and need a reason (excuse) to go back ;) 

Also, the Ashley Warehouse sale is happening soon, and I know I can find great stocking stuffers there too!  So excited to get started!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 20, 2010 01:46:08 PM
om nom nom chocolate warehouse?!?!? Do they have fantastic cayenne pepper chocolates? I am in love with those things!

Also, I hope whoever I get loves chocolate, because I just recently discovered Purdy's, which used to only be on the East Coast, and I don't think it is in the US - the dark chocolate mint bar is YUMMY!!!!!!!!!  Also, I live near a Lindt/Giaradelli warehouse and need a reason (excuse) to go back ;) 



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 20, 2010 01:59:03 PM
Oh my gosh! I love all of these lists! There are so many good things on them that make me say "Oh! I want that too!"
Ok, so here goes:
kid scissors
fabric (yards, scraps, squares, you name it)
rick rack
bias tape
thread
Charms
Whimsies
embroidery hoops (small and medium sizes)
unusual embroidery thread
knitting needles/kit (beginners - I want to learn. I've never done it before)
children's dress and nightgown patterns
vintage/retro dress patterns, size med to large
ornaments
I love chocolate. Not so much the basics like Hershey's or Snickers. I am a snob, i guess. I love Ghirardelli, Lindt, See's, Ferrero Rocher, andything truffley. And I would absolutely die for chocolate covered cherries in amaretto liquer. Holy cow. so good.
I also love gifts in jars
The most things my hubby and I would love to have are things to decorate our home in. We don't have very much for the walls or anything like that. One of the coolest things we have is a Dutch Windmill that is powered by candle heat/smoke and it is a scene of the Nativity. So maybe a cloth something that that could sit on.
Jewelry is awesome (silver, as gold makes my skin look yellow)
Cutie stuff for my girls (if my partner wished to) they are almost 4 and almost 1.
Toe socks!! (size 7)
Anything from my Wist!

Ok, I think I'm done. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on September 20, 2010 02:28:03 PM
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I love chocolate. Not so much the basics like Hershey's or Snickers. I am a snob, i guess. I love Ghirardelli, Lindt, See's, Ferrero Rocher, andything truffley.

I ditto your list!  I haven't had See's in YEARS - my dad always used to get those big boxes around the holidays and always the molasses chips.

Hmmmm, as for me:
I LOVE socks - stripy, quirky, fun, toe, etc.. 
Sewing notions - buttons, machine needles, trims, ribbon, etc.
Fabric - because I am a fabric junkie
Pattern magazines (especially if they are from another country)
Novelty items - because I'm still a sucker for toys and my kids like them too!
Weird, unusual candies - Last year I made a purchase from Japan and got some strange ones (they turned out disgusting, but it was fun to try)
A little (or even big) jar of whimsies - I love them, but never have joined the swap
Ornaments
Just about anything from Trader Joes - they just won't come to Kansas
Big coffee mug
My daughter is addicted to collecting silly brands and bracelets
Matchbox cars - my son loves them
Anything Amy Butler

I'm sure there's more, but this is all I came up with off the top of my head. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on September 20, 2010 02:35:16 PM
Wow! These lists are awesome! I'm gonna go back and read some more of them as long as Hubby will tolerate me being on the computer...lol!!
i just joined and look forward to swapping with one of you lovely craftsters!
:-)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 20, 2010 02:35:29 PM
NOM!!!  All this talk about delish chocolate in our stockings!  I'm a big fan of the milk chocolate Lindt balls, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE mint chocolate ANYTHING.  That's my fave ice cream flavor, and when Hershey's used to put out the mint chocolate crunchy nugget things in that flavor...OMG...heaven.

I forgot about machine needles and FQ for my stocking as well, I saw those on someone else's list.  I always like to keep a stockpile of needles, as I have been known to break/bend them frequently when working with large projects.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on September 20, 2010 02:44:27 PM
I think these lists will be so helpful! Here's mine (much stolen shamelessly from the great list up front. Thanks, SevsOnlyGirl!)

Crafty Stuff:
fabric paint pens
fabric(fat quarters/scraps, etc)
buttons to cover
embroidery thread
tailor's chalk
seam ripper (I can never seem to find mine)
needles (hand sewing and universal)
scissors (kid, adult, any. They disappear faster than seam rippers)
measuring cups/spoons
oven mitts
knitting kit
necklaces/bracelets

Other Stuff:
1" pins/buttons/badges
pens/mechanical pencils
post-its
note cards
notepads
herbal, no-caffeine teas
magnets
local jams/honey/snacks
candy (I love nerds, also skittles, starbursts, soft peppermint sticks like King Leo's mmmmm)
stuff inspired from my questionnaire
stuff or stuff inspired from my brand new wist

That's all I can think of right now... I'm sure I'll be editing it later  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 20, 2010 02:49:00 PM


Also, I hope whoever I get loves chocolate, because I just recently discovered Purdy's, which used to only be on the East Coast, and I don't think it is in the US - the dark chocolate mint bar is YUMMY!!!!!!!!!  Also, I live near a Lindt/Giaradelli warehouse and need a reason (excuse) to go back ;) 


OH.....MY.....GOSH......If I lived near a chocolate warehouse (Chocolate WAREHOUSE???!!!!) I would be a lost cause.  Can't even imagine being able to drive past something like that without swerving to the side of the road and jumping out of my still moving car.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 20, 2010 03:29:00 PM
om nom nom chocolate warehouse?!?!? Do they have fantastic cayenne pepper chocolates? I am in love with those things!

Also, I hope whoever I get loves chocolate, because I just recently discovered Purdy's, which used to only be on the East Coast, and I don't think it is in the US - the dark chocolate mint bar is YUMMY!!!!!!!!!  Also, I live near a Lindt/Giaradelli warehouse and need a reason (excuse) to go back ;)  


A gal after my own heart (love the Douglas Adams reference too)!

They have this one, a dark chocolate shell with a truffly centre that has cherry and a hint of chili.  I have not tried this one because I am not fond of cherry flavouring as MOST reminds me of the Triaminic cough syrup my grandmother would force down my throat.
http://www.lindt.com/ca/swf/eng/products/bars/dark-chocolate/creation-70-cherry-chili/ (http://www.lindt.com/ca/swf/eng/products/bars/dark-chocolate/creation-70-cherry-chili/)

And they have this one, my personal favourite.  A dark chocolate bar that has that lovely deep dark chocolate taste and slow build up of chili flavour and warmth.  YUM!  There is always a supply in my freezer and lunch bag  - it is my "medicinal" chocolate (much like that bottle of Gibson's behind the bar is my "medicinal" scotch - actually, I am more likely to reach for the chocolate than the scotch).
http://www.lindt.com/ca/swf/eng/products/bars/dark-chocolate/excellence-chili/ (http://www.lindt.com/ca/swf/eng/products/bars/dark-chocolate/excellence-chili/)

.... and they have a recipe for spicy hot chocolate, which I would like to use as a base for an ice cream at some point too.
http://www.lindt.com/ca/swf/eng/connoisseurs/recipes/spicy-hot-chocolate/ (http://www.lindt.com/ca/swf/eng/connoisseurs/recipes/spicy-hot-chocolate/)

You know what I would love to find in my stocking??? 

Cute Japanese papers, and cute eyelets/rivets/brads, or fabrics
Leather bits, long enough for making cuffs, etc (neice would love some punk/metal type cuffs), or bookmarks
Licorice - black licorice, especially not the salty european kind
Cute patterned tapes/ribbons
Clips - I am a sucker for paper clips, binder clips, etc
Wood bits for me to transfer onto or practice wood burning on
tips for my versa tool for woodburning
funky coloured pens/paper pads - I am a sucker for listmaking, and if it can be done in different colours - WOOHOO!!!!
Simpsons anything
if anyone can find me a couple of a mini salt/pepper for throwing into lunchbags (Tupperware USED to have them!) that would be great because DH and I both want one, but don't want to spend $25 for one!
Bobbins that suit my old Singer - it takes a specific kind, and I am having trouble finding them now.
Gummi bears, especially if sour.  Hmmmmmmmmm. 
TEA - love teas.  Am addicted to teas.  Everything about tea.
Cow things, especially a cow ornament, as I collect things cow
hair clips and elastics
and if someone wants to send DH something, he is a mad mad Trekkie and William Shatner fan



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 20, 2010 04:22:17 PM
Those sound amazing! And I am loving the list, with the tiny print of your husbands interests (LOL)

Oh and I forgot! I read somewhere that someone was worried about making a stocking... For my pattern last year, I just grabbed a plain one from the dollar store and traced it with seam allowance... Easy! Then you can decorate however in whatever fabric you want.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 20, 2010 04:50:10 PM
I do a mini unit on chocolate with my AP Spanish class after they take their AP Exam. I've eaten some really funky chocolate. One of my favorites is called Firecracker and it has cayenne pepper, ginger and pop rocks! YUM!

I so cannot ever, ever, ever,evAr go into a place called the Chocolate Warehouse. I would never leave. ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 20, 2010 04:53:12 PM
Troublet - you and I get along just fine...I actually have a bag of those chewy peppermints with the christmas trees on them on my computer desk right now. :D  My in-laws buy me a big bag of them every year and I eat them year round.lol


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kiimmmmyy on September 20, 2010 04:55:31 PM
I apparently signed up too late to be a craftser member. I have followed this website for awhile but just recently signed up. So sad I miss the sign ups by 2 days.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 20, 2010 04:56:45 PM
Awwww!  You'll have to catch us next year!  There will be loads of Christmas themed swaps to get your feet wet though!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 20, 2010 04:58:47 PM
Hehehe...hide them if ever I should visit! ;)

I buy 2 bags ever year, one for the family and one for me. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 20, 2010 05:25:28 PM
So I am planning on making my stocking from scratch. But I was curious. Could you buy a store stocking and decorate it to meet your partners needs? Like sewing on patches or iron ons or even dyeing the fabric?

On a stocking but not swap related note: I am probably going to make small ones out of my hubby's old ACUs for his brothers (they are 6 and 12) and they loooove army/military anything. I can't wait to make them and fill them with plastic army men and fake guns that make lots of noise LOL


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: edie22 on September 20, 2010 05:30:39 PM

Hershey's Candy Cane white chocolate with candy cane bits kisses (I had only a couple bags of these last year and went through them like WATER, I hope they put them out again this year!  And I'm gonna get like SIX bags to ration throughout the whole year :) )


i think I had about 6 bags last year, and I hid them from my husband and they lasted through about February.  :(

hm, my list
embroidery floss
gum
afore mentioned candy cane kisses
microwave popcorn
sewing machine needles
bobbins
AA batteries
Sharpies
pens
seam ripper
thread
zippers
rick rack
double fold bias tape
measuring tape


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 20, 2010 05:38:41 PM
On a stocking but not swap related note: I am probably going to make small ones out of my hubby's old ACUs for his brothers (they are 6 and 12) and they loooove army/military anything. I can't wait to make them and fill them with plastic army men and fake guns that make lots of noise LOL
That is such a cute idea. when my husband was in the army 2 years ago, my son was all about army stuff, he had to have camo clothing, toy army men, tanks, and everything else he saw that was army related. My sister who is 14 isn't much better, she joined jrotc because she idolizes my husband.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 20, 2010 05:43:32 PM
On a stocking but not swap related note: I am probably going to make small ones out of my hubby's old ACUs for his brothers (they are 6 and 12) and they loooove army/military anything. I can't wait to make them and fill them with plastic army men and fake guns that make lots of noise LOL
That is such a cute idea. when my husband was in the army 2 years ago, my son was all about army stuff, he had to have camo clothing, toy army men, tanks, and everything else he saw that was army related. My sister who is 14 isn't much better, she joined jrotc because she idolizes my husband.
Agreed- that's ADORABLE!  Now I wish I had little ones to make stockings for out of my hubs old stuff!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 20, 2010 05:55:15 PM
I feel left out so heres my list
cookies (especially peppermint sugar cookies, snowballs and the cheap ones in the tins)
peppermint kisses are awesome and any other cute candy or treats
yarn
fabric
zippers
tea
apple cider packets
hot chocolate
hair clips and flowers (I'm learning that I can't wear headbands)
sewing patterns (especially vintage)
simple craft kits to do as a family
embrodiery hoops
socks, they have to been really short or really long (I am weird)
anything off my wists or ravelry
I can't wait for partners, I'm almost done with my other 2 swaps.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 20, 2010 06:31:36 PM
Eek! One more day!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Juicebox29 on September 20, 2010 06:43:01 PM
I cant waittt for partners!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on September 20, 2010 06:54:40 PM
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.I actually have a bag of those chewy peppermints with the christmas trees on them on my computer desk right now

My grandma used to put those out every year at Christmas - except I don't think they were ever 'new' (just recycled year to year) because they were never chewy (think hard as rocks).

I love reading everyone's lists - I've gotten more to add to mine now!   ;D  I didn't realize that partners are so soon!  EEEE - can't wait to stalk!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on September 20, 2010 07:23:33 PM
Well, I'm on board.

This was my first swap a few years ago.  memories!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 20, 2010 07:48:14 PM
When I lived in Illinois before, my Grandma would send us big boxes of See's on holidays, and chocolate potatoes on St. Patrick's Day. When we moved to CA, I got used to having See's around. Now that I'm back in IL, I'm without See's.  :'(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on September 20, 2010 08:20:09 PM
I have a Sees factory like half an hour away from my place, I could always send you some if you dont get paired with a partner who can!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thenorm02 on September 20, 2010 08:32:03 PM
whoot! got my questionaire in and my name is up! yeah!!

ok so after getting through all...what like 26? pages right now?...I have some comments! lol

TwistedTruth...you dont want a stocking for Senora Kraken?! she shall be disapointed! lol

Im TOTALLY head over heels in LOVE with the Tardis stocking from the last round, whoever did that one is a brillant person!

I love the crochet stockings :) I had one as a kid that my grandma made for me, it had a deer on the side of it *warm fuzzy feelings* this is the same stocking that used to have to be refrigerated LOL  ;D I got a six pack of Jupina (pinapple) soda, a pickle-in-a-pouch and a pack of real german brauts ( at some point as a pre-teen I decided not to eat meat...then we had a german exchange student who held me down and made me eat it!)

umm...lets see...(I made notes so I wouldnt forget everything I wanted to say! lol)

never fear ladies, my hubby is from mexico and its not in his culture to do the stockings the way my family does them so I always make my own too!  :P

Im really excited to do this swap as my hubby will be deploying to afganistan in a month and I will need some awesome craftyness to help keep my sanity...

and last but not least....

****WAVES and SMILES**** to all the crazy awesome crafters!! Im excited to see some names of people I have swaped with and people who I recognize from their awesome posts!

this is gonna me an AWESOME swap!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 20, 2010 08:48:20 PM
I have a Sees factory like half an hour away from my place, I could always send you some if you dont get paired with a partner who can!

Thank you, that's really sweet of you to offer!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on September 20, 2010 09:16:26 PM
No problem! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 21, 2010 02:31:58 AM
Hiya Norm! :D

My DH raves about See's too, but I've never had any of their candy. I think I'm going to go add their stuff to his wish list. The chatter in here has had my brain a spinning with all kinds of holiday goodness. LOVE IT!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 21, 2010 02:39:29 AM
YAY - swap sign ups close today!!!  Will be stalking my PM's today to find out who my partner is.  That way, maybe I can get supplies and work on my stocking while on vacation.

I remember something else I want for my stocking - I have been dying to try these, and unfortunately they are so hard to find in my region of Canada, because the company is primarily East Coast.  I can find their regular boxed chocolates, but not the Chicken Bones, and they sound like something I would love - cinnamon candy and chocolate!

http://www.chocablog.com/reviews/ganong-chicken-bones/ (http://www.chocablog.com/reviews/ganong-chicken-bones/)

So if anyone can find them for whatever reason, I would love a sample to try!  My quest this year continues!

Also, another question - are there any communication requirements for this swap, considering how long it is?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 21, 2010 02:43:24 AM
LOL! Chicken bones!

I heard about those in one of my very first swaps. I am going to have to order some just to see what they're all about.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 21, 2010 02:46:08 AM
YAY - swap sign ups close today!!!  Will be stalking my PM's today to find out who my partner is.  That way, maybe I can get supplies and work on my stocking while on vacation.

I remember something else I want for my stocking - I have been dying to try these, and unfortunately they are so hard to find in my region of Canada, because the company is primarily East Coast.  I can find their regular boxed chocolates, but not the Chicken Bones, and they sound like something I would love - cinnamon candy and chocolate!

http://www.chocablog.com/reviews/ganong-chicken-bones/ (http://www.chocablog.com/reviews/ganong-chicken-bones/)

So if anyone can find them for whatever reason, I would love a sample to try!  My quest this year continues!

Also, another question - are there any communication requirements for this swap, considering how long it is?

 Out of the very first post, for signups:  There will be check-ins every two weeks, so please be prepared to check-in!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on September 21, 2010 04:48:26 AM
We are going to Hershey Park on Saturday and all of this talk of chocolate just gets me more in the mood to over indulge!   

I can't wait for partners.  I'm so ready to get started.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on September 21, 2010 04:55:48 AM
We are going to Hershey Park on Saturday and all of this talk of chocolate just gets me more in the mood to over indulge!   

no kidding!  I had to stay out of the thread for a couple days.  We were also talking chocolate over at the Giver/needer swap.  The mods had to put us in our place.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on September 21, 2010 05:19:40 AM
I'm gonna have to stay away from this thread and all this chocolate talk as I'm starting a program today called Lean for Life and for some reason they frown on chocolate ? ;)

Also....don't throw heavy objects at me, but we have a See's kiosk in our mall every Christmas season and they give out free samples, so that's all I've ever had...but I don't care for See's :::ducks:::

I'm a Godiva girl...but of course that gets expensive.... :-*


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 21, 2010 06:08:00 AM
The free samples are the best thing about See's! I used to go into the store to buy a 50 cent coffee lollipop (yum) to get a free truffle...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 21, 2010 06:09:53 AM
I'm a Godiva girl...but of course that gets expensive.... :-*

OMG Have you had their chocolate covered strawberries?  Sigh......heaven!  One of the project managers brought me some a while back since we were doing work (we're an electrical co.) at the Godiva store in the mall. I licked the bag they were in and proposed to the guy that brought them to me.

I've never heard of See's, and I would LOVE to try some of the spicy chocolates you all are talking about!! Mmmmmm sounds wonderful!!

I AM SOOOOO EXCITED ABOUT THIS SWAP!!!! I've totally gotten into the Christmas spirit and can't wait to get started crafting!!!!!!! Woooo Hooooo!!!!!!!!!!!  SO GLAD I SIGNED UP FOR THE LARGE STOCKING!!!  I have too many ideas already!!  

My only question is where to buy Christmas wrapping paper in September?? :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 21, 2010 06:42:14 AM
LOL! Chicken bones!

I heard about those in one of my very first swaps. I am going to have to order some just to see what they're all about.

I just realised one of the girls I work with has family in Nova Scotia and she always goes to visit several times a year, so I think I may just ask her to bring me back a few bags, so maybe I could share with whoever my partner is instead :D

It just bugs me to pay for the shipping, which effectively doubles the price of it!

As for as Godiva - swoon!  I remember my first exposure to them.  I just got a job out of uni, not in nursing (there was a bunch of layoffs everywhere when I first graduated).  It was for a large dental supply company and the Toronto office was a small group, but with great communication with the California head office.  I was just a shipping and receiving clerk and everyone knew I was only temporary until I found a full time nursing job, but EVERYONE, including the California staff were so welcoming and so nice.  Several of my manager's managers sent me cards and little boxes of Godiva, which weren't even in Canada at the time.  Why did I leave that company???  Oh yeah, the pay wasn't good compared to my nursing salary - but the people were so awesome!  Let's not even talk about the Christmas goodies we got sent!!!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 21, 2010 06:43:03 AM
The free samples are the best thing about See's! I used to go into the store to buy a 50 cent coffee lollipop (yum) to get a free truffle...

LOL - free samples of ANYTHING are good!  Of edible goodies.... even better!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on September 21, 2010 06:50:50 AM
Godiva chocolate covered strwberries ARE to die for!! When my old roommate and I both worked at the mall (I at a shoe store, he at the smoothie place) he would trade the girls at Godiva smoothies for choc. covered strawberries for he and I......mmmmm

My sister bought me a nice size box for my birthday last year and a nursing top...my mom was APALLED that the box of chocolate cost more than the shirt!!! Lol..silly Mom!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 21, 2010 07:05:36 AM
Ok, ladies, we will be starting our work on partners today and picking up the extras tonight.  It will be Wednesday morning (I'm hoping) when we post partners and then by Thursday you should all have your questionnaires.  :)

I was hoping it would happen sooner, but there's a lot of swappers and I have an event to do at work on Wednesday that takes all day.  Silly work, don't they understand I'm trying to swap here?! >:( :D :D :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on September 21, 2010 07:17:15 AM
Jennilocker, (how are you, lady?) you can get holiday wrapping paper at the dollar tree here.  Might want to check a place like that.  i just bought christmas flowers yesterday for barrettes for Liv from there. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 21, 2010 07:20:15 AM
Yep, I've seen lots of wrapping paper out already!  Maybe jennilocker leaves in a reasonable state and they don't have it out yet. ;) :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lindsay614 on September 21, 2010 07:25:05 AM
Yeay for partners! Thank goodness I only decided yesterday to sign up, and so I haven't had that awfully long wait as many of you. ;) SevsOnlyGirl, good luck with the task!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 21, 2010 07:48:13 AM
Wow!!!  This chocolate talk is UNBEARABLE!!  ;)  We have Sees here - LOVE - and not a fan of Godiva EXCEPT for their chocolate macaroons that are thankfully so ridiculously expensive that I could never afford to get fat on them! :D
 
  Hooray for partners- so excited to get started - CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 21, 2010 07:50:08 AM
Dollar Tree has their christmas stuff out. And so does Michael's, but I don't suggest buying wrapping paper from them, it is sooo expensive! Their ribbon is decently priced when it is on sale, but then again, I am a ribbon junkie ;P I bought some super cute ribbon to use on this swap and the advent calendar swap on Saturday. I will be making tags to tell my partner what to wait for Xmas. Then again, I might just make a separate present that isn't in the stocking.

At my house we always did the stockings last. Mostly because it was chocolates and my mom didn't want us eating them before she could get a chance on starting Christmas breakfast LOL


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 21, 2010 07:50:29 AM
I always stock up on Christmas cards, paper, etc after Christmas when everything goes on sale.  Wonder if Ikea has any Christmas stuff in yet - they sometimes have really cute little Christmas knickknacks for great prices.  Betcha Costco has Christmas stuff up already.  I got huge rolls at the Ashley warehouse sale last year - good quality and I really mean HUGE rolls of the stuff.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 21, 2010 07:53:55 AM
Oh yeah - Costco is a virtual winter wonderland!  I love their gift tags but didn't buy any this year cause I promised myself I'd make my own - (why do I do that to myself?)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 21, 2010 08:03:52 AM
Joann's has Xmas stuff out already, too, I passed by the wrapping paper while on the hunt for stuff the other day.  They usually put it on sale pretty quick and off and on through the holiday.  Dollar Tree would be my pick to get paper, but I have a HUGE supply of it I have accrued for several years including: Precious Moments, A Christmas Story, and I think some Hello Kitty, but I'm not sure.  I have some mod/retro stuff, traditional stuff, and some argyle.  I'm all set on the wrapping!  I even have several gift boxes of various sizes for things.  I will have to try to wrap as space-consciously as possible so I don't end up paying through the nose for shipping when I'm done :D

NOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo!!!  I have to wait until late Wed, early Thurs for partners??!!!  I'm gonna go nuts!!!  LOL!  I'll be OK, I have OT at work today and the next 2, so I'll be plenty busy not being at home til late.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on September 21, 2010 08:14:22 AM
This reminds me that I did run out of Hello Kitty paper last year and only remember buying Batman paper.  I hope Target stocks it this year.  A year without Hello Kitty under my tree is a sad year indeed.

I pulled out holiday fabric last night while going through my stash.  I'll all set to get started. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 21, 2010 08:27:05 AM
Jennilocker, (how are you, lady?) you can get holiday wrapping paper at the dollar tree here.  Might want to check a place like that.  i just bought christmas flowers yesterday for barrettes for Liv from there. 

Fancy seeing you here!!  :D I was at Michaels the other day and they had a ton of Hello Kitty stuff and I thought of Liv!!  And then I saw your Hello Kitty Swap and cursed myself for being full on swaps!!  I haven't been in our dollar tree for a while but I will go check it out!!  I've been limiting my shopping to Kroger so I won't spend crazy!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: RedMenace on September 21, 2010 08:28:38 AM
One more day! I'm definitely itching to get to crafting an awesome stocking :)

And all the Godiva talk reminds me of when my family went to the mall for back-to-school shopping and the Godiva store was having its grand opening... my aunt thought the chocolate-covered strawberries were free samples and ate four of them! The lady was like, "that'll be $28 please!" ::) We still tease her about it 15 years later!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 21, 2010 08:50:18 AM
I always buy all of my disposable Christmas wrapping at the Dollar Tree. I refuse to spend those exorbitant prices at Target or even WalMart.

I've been making little things for the past couple of days just to get my creativity rolling for this swap. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 21, 2010 09:41:48 AM
I get most of mine at the dollar store or Family Dollar.  I get lots of cute cartoon ones like Hello Kitty, Dora, Spongebob and things like that.  It's thinner paper, but really, the kids just rip it up anyhow. :D



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on September 21, 2010 10:13:30 AM
im filling out my questionnaire, with my school schedule it's taking a little longer than i'd like. Will defiantly get it in today though ^_^


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 21, 2010 10:23:49 AM
OK, my group is matched, sending sevsonlygirl the listing and your partners info is coming your way very shortly. If at first you think you are not matched, read the questionnaire again.

One thing you will find is that you never know what you may learn from your partner. PM me with any problems. I am here to listen, and really want all of your to RESPECT your partners likes dislikes.

I actually love the group I was given, as you are all so diverse, and please, no more chocolate talk. I'm dying here. 8)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 21, 2010 10:26:22 AM
I think my fabric addiction has transcended to wrapping paper.  I don't have barrels of it, but I LOVE nice wrapping paper - and I hate that the corners rip when I use the thin stuff!  Wrapping presents is always kind ofa ritual for me and I love tying beautiful bows too!  (My sister and I have a joke about this because she always buys the stick on bows and I give her a hard time about it.)  I think I also got this from my mom who would stay up late at night the days before Christmas in her "workshop"/spare bedroom, wrapping and tying away! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on September 21, 2010 10:41:09 AM
I spent 10 years wrapping my moms presents from my dad haha, my sister has been doing it since I moved out.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on September 21, 2010 10:49:42 AM
Just a warning I am THE WORLD"S WORST GIFT WRAPPER. Officially. I hate doing it and I'm terrible at it. So whoever my partner is...be warned the onyl way anything will be wrapped decently is if I con my sister into doing it. Its seriously a HUGE running joke amongst my friends andfamily. I'm SUPER terrible at it. My hubby won't even let me wrap the Santa presents because he says even our 1 1/2 year old would recognize my horrendous wrapping.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: edie22 on September 21, 2010 10:52:51 AM
I'm not using paper for wrapping.  I'm using fabric bags! they're easy to make. plus, its like another little gift.

I'm excited for partners too.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on September 21, 2010 10:54:26 AM
i haven't used a single piece of gift wrap in 4 years. i made a whack ton of reusable bags and just keep supplementing my xmas fabric stash during january ...

most of my stockings stuffer are not wrapped. and i doubt i will wrap everything for this swap.  unless my partner wants some wrapped separate for the 25th...  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on September 21, 2010 11:09:06 AM
thenorm- I'm sure Senora Kraken would love a stocking! I'm also sure she'd love some friends. I think she's lonely. LOL!

Okay, I also have a confession (from like two pages ago  ::)), I have never had See's chocolates. And I'm not a huge fan of Godiva... However, my webscripting instructor runs the Endangered Species Chocolate website, works in the factory... I gotta say their freesamples are AWESOME!

Anyway, back on topic, I looooooove wrapping paper. I have a huge stash of black/silver/red paper from Walgreens and then, when I was working at Walmart, I picked up Transformer Bumblebee paper, and at Target I bought The Dark Knight paper like two years ago (but lost last year).
I love picking up gift tags at the dollar store. I always use Disney ones I picked up for my cousins' babies. :)
I have yet to find decent Hello Kitty paper... But I gotta say, I'm always looking for it!
I loooooove wrapping presents. I am not the best, but I do enjoy it. I've never done a handmade bow before.

*bounces around* Partners soon! Yay!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 21, 2010 11:48:41 AM
I'm not using paper for wrapping.  I'm using fabric bags! they're easy to make. plus, its like another little gift.

I'm excited for partners too.


Good idea - I was thinking of making a few decorated boxes to pack a couple of items in, but I may steal your idea too if you don't mind.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: DeSade13 on September 21, 2010 11:49:52 AM
Yay! I love my partner. I think we were meant to spend holidays together (Halloween and now this haha).

If we end up in an Easter Swap together, I shall deem it all a Craftster conspiracy :P


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Rustyboobz on September 21, 2010 11:52:21 AM

I'm not using paper for wrapping.  I'm using fabric bags! they're easy to make. plus, its like another little gift.


I do the same thing. It's more personnal and it's useful. Besides, I hate the waste of wrapping paper that I see around here on Xmas

last year, beside the fabrics bags, I also used some old books pages (that i got from work) to wrap some littles gifts


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on September 21, 2010 12:17:27 PM
so excited for getting partners. Totally perfect timing too, I can go fabric shop this weekend while my fiance is at debate (far, far out of town, so I have no guilt about buying everything in sight xD )

I absolutely love to wrap gifts. Probably my favorite part of the holidays


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: theballandskein on September 21, 2010 12:49:11 PM
just signed up hope its not to late ...excited to get started.... ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 21, 2010 02:20:39 PM
I'm so excited for partners. Of course it has to be when I am without the internet. A friend hooked her laptop to our network and now the only device that gets online is my smartphonw (hence this post). Anyone know what might have happened?

Anywhoo I can't wait to start chatting with my partner!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on September 21, 2010 02:56:38 PM
Hmmm I can wrap the stuff or not wrap it...depends on the person I am whipping it up for! Let it be known I am famous for feeling up my stocking or gifts like a hot date...LMAO it is so hard to resist....the pretty packaging does make it so tempting like a cool stocking or bright paper.
Some of the stuff I would like in my stocking:
hair ties (I have lots of hair!)
crafty findings/items/notions/whimsies (last year I got pendants and patches to make things....too cool)
treats of course...mmmmm do I dare say what everyone else has been drooling about all day?!
little games
sachets or room spray
perfume
embroidery patterns (love love urban threads or things like that)
coffee or tea
project ideas or maybe a small kit to make a specific project
a cool pin cushion
just a few more that popped into my nugget after reading thru the extensive pages on here already LOL
Partners tomorrow so then on to stalking them and quizzing about specifics....be ready my stocking victim!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 21, 2010 03:26:45 PM
When I was 5 my grandpa taught me how to wrap present, he is the worlds best gift wrapper, and ever since then I love wrapping all the present and  making them super fancy, its almost as fun as watching everyone open them


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 21, 2010 04:09:50 PM
sachets or room spray
perfume


Hmmmm - I think some postage systems are strict about mailing liquids or something.  I always get asked about perfume when shipping to the US from Canada, because it is on their list of TERRIBLE NO NOs


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 21, 2010 05:32:07 PM
 :'(  When are we getting partners?  :'(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 21, 2010 06:25:21 PM
:'(  When are we getting partners?  :'(

Sorry guys! I know it is frustrating! I am waiting to hear back from my co-organizers and then we will be good to go!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: InShambles on September 21, 2010 06:43:04 PM
I'm so pleased that JuliminustheE is my partner! I can tell we're going to have a lot of fun crafting for each other. Nice job lovesclutter. :)
The sucky thing is that basically my entire city is w/o power because the main generator went down - I'm sucking power out of my laptop to charge my cell & post on here, add a new MacBook battery to my wist! - so I can't stalk or update my Wist!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 21, 2010 06:49:34 PM
I'm a bit confused..why do some people know their partners already? Did I miss a PM?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 21, 2010 06:51:58 PM
I'm a bit confused..why do some people know their partners already? Did I miss a PM?

To clarify: If you have not received a PM, do not fear! We are working out some kinks, and hopefully, all will be in the next few hours.

I sincerely apologize for any delay!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 21, 2010 07:11:02 PM
I'm a bit confused..why do some people know their partners already? Did I miss a PM?

To clarify: If you have not received a PM, do not fear! We are working out some kinks, and hopefully, all will be in the next few hours.

I sincerely apologize for any delay!

Thanks:) I was just worried since I am online via smartphone right now and saw people posting. I shall be patient


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 21, 2010 07:22:40 PM
Also to clarify, I got my group this morning and needed to get it paired before work. Fortunately my group didn't have the issues that other orgs had, so we will see how to work this out and get those out asap.

We appreciate patience and the great job sevsonlygirl and blushingbluegrass are doing to match you.

I just am an overachiever so ignore me. 8)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on September 21, 2010 07:37:49 PM
Fortunately my group didn't have the issues that other orgs had,


anyone else ever assume they are the difficult one? or the one causing organizer issues?   :D

or is it just me? ;)



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 21, 2010 07:42:50 PM
It wasn't that, the luck of the draw, I had a list that didn't have the issues we need to fix, Sevs gave me the easy group, she knows my experience is not that much. 8) You are NOT A PROBLEM.

That is why we do what we do, to make sure everyone has the best partner. I don't even know who mine is yet. 8)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on September 21, 2010 07:54:01 PM
its the inherent canadian low self esteem...  ;)

so many times the international shipping is a pain... but i always appreciate the time and effort organizers put in so i can play.  ( i manage a sport team, i know it can be so hard to please the hordes in a timely fashion....maybe thats the reason i haven't organized yet) anyhow.  i think waiting for partners is just a different form of swap anxiety for me.  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: krashromance on September 21, 2010 08:32:47 PM
Missed out on this one by a matter of hours  :-\ Looks like I'm stalking the gallery!  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on September 21, 2010 09:53:38 PM
Oh no did I miss sign ups?  :( I'm heart broken.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: pinkmichk on September 22, 2010 01:30:58 AM
just checking in been away this weekend so just catching up now


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 22, 2010 03:24:18 AM
Ok, signups have been officially closed and I've added the last of the swappers to the list.

I will be putting lovesclutters group and my group on the front page this morning, I will add blushingbluegrass' group as soon as she finishes up.  We had a lot of swappers to match up!!  Questionnaires will go out no later than tonight!  Please be patient!!



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 22, 2010 04:25:10 AM
 :D  Sounds great!  Thanks to the organizers for all their hard work, we appreciate it!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on September 22, 2010 06:54:43 AM
A I tell my 4 year old...patience is a virtue!!

it's just so darn hard sometimes!!


A HUGE thank you to all the organizers for your hard work!!!  ;D



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 22, 2010 07:01:39 AM
"Patience is a virtue patience is a virtuepatienceis a virtue....."  Okay - I'll just keep repeating that to myself tilI see my name on the front page. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on September 22, 2010 07:21:31 AM
Hooray! My partnering is up!

And the stalking begins  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 22, 2010 08:28:28 AM
Thank you organizers! You are doing a great job!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 22, 2010 08:30:04 AM
I see you Calabaza! And the stalking begins......


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on September 22, 2010 09:34:43 AM
OOO I'm part of a threeway! :P

hee hee
So excited to get stalking!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 22, 2010 09:45:01 AM
I hit Target on lunch and picked up a few stocking stuffers...tee hee!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on September 22, 2010 10:02:08 AM
Hmmm... Page one says it's me and SevsOnlyGirl! (again?! lol!) However, was I supposed to get a PM about it?... I'm being patient, I swear, I just didn't wanna be left out! *sniffle*

Anyway, a big THANK YOU to the organizers!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on September 22, 2010 12:30:08 PM
I just love my partner!  This is the second time we've been paired up (we are currently partners in a Halloween swap) so stalking was very easy!  I've made a list of everything I want to make and I'm sooooo looking forward to crafting her up a fantastic package.  I'm making a list and headed shopping this weekend.  I can't wait to get started!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 22, 2010 01:31:15 PM
I always stock up on Christmas cards, paper, etc after Christmas when everything goes on sale.  Wonder if Ikea has any Christmas stuff in yet - they sometimes have really cute little Christmas knickknacks for great prices.  Betcha Costco has Christmas stuff up already.  I got huge rolls at the Ashley warehouse sale last year - good quality and I really mean HUGE rolls of the stuff.

Ditto on the after Christmas stock up here!  My hubs is always wondering if we need MORE wrapping paper (ah, YES!) and cards (DOUBLE YES!) And I'm so jealous of you having an Ikea close by!  I love love love that store, but we don't have one here yet.  Luckily if we stay here long enough (we've moved at least once a year for the past 5) they are opening an Ikea Denver in Fall 2011, so I am super psyched!

And I'm so excited about the partners!  I can't even imagine trying to match up such a huge and intricate swap- lotsa kudos to you ladies!  And I promise to be good and patient about the questions!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on September 22, 2010 01:35:24 PM
Ahhh!!! I made it, I made it! Thank you thank you thank you! (insert jump for joy here)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 22, 2010 01:38:15 PM
Ok, all the partners are up now.  Please let me know if I somehow missed you - I triple checked myself, but I might still be fuzzy.  I've been outside at a college event all day and I'm still a little crazed. :D

I'll be sending out the last of the questionnaires shortly.

TwistedTruth - I'm sorry! :D  If you'd rather switch partners, we can still do it.lol


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 22, 2010 01:40:55 PM
Wahoo!

Thank you for your hard work!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on September 22, 2010 01:41:29 PM
Let the "stocking" begin! mwahaha!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: RedMenace on September 22, 2010 01:52:05 PM
Hooray for partners! Now for some serious stalking :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 22, 2010 01:53:07 PM
I'm happy with who I'm sending to and whos sending to ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on September 22, 2010 02:13:10 PM
SevsOnlyGirl - switch?  :o No way!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 22, 2010 02:18:01 PM
Ohhhhh - I'm so excited!  I'm in a "threesome" too!  ;)  Sweetyetevil - I'm inspired!  Tattooedcrafter - let me know if you have any questions - I'm so happy to be partnered with you too!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 22, 2010 02:18:29 PM
Whew! All questionnaires have been sent, and now it is time for some good old fashioned stalking! So little time, so much to see *throws back head in evil laugh* Muahahahahahaha


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on September 22, 2010 02:23:14 PM
Hello There Molliemoo2883 & Redstar13!  Cant wait to gets tarted on this swap, need to finish up 13days of halloween first though. Thanks organizers for pairing so fast and giving us some time to do a little stalking on the boards.

Gunna be a great swap!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on September 22, 2010 02:24:18 PM
I've already started stocking stalking Linnybelle!  Heee.  I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Linnybelle on September 22, 2010 02:35:31 PM
Hooray!  I'm excited to start stalking kaz814.  It shall be my reward after finishing my dishes.   :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 22, 2010 02:46:44 PM
Whew! All questionnaires have been sent, and now it is time for some good old fashioned stalking! So little time, so much to see *throws back head in evil laugh* Muahahahahahaha
I didn't get one ???


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 22, 2010 03:04:23 PM
Whew! All questionnaires have been sent, and now it is time for some good old fashioned stalking! So little time, so much to see *throws back head in evil laugh* Muahahahahahaha
I didn't get one ???
Me either!  Maybe it's only for SevsOnlyGirl's group?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 22, 2010 04:14:44 PM
Sorry, ladies, I got distracted by family stuff and will finish up sending questionnaires right now.  Honestly, normally I do it all at once. :-\

TwistedTruth - thank you! :-*  I promise to make you tons of cute stuff!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 22, 2010 04:45:19 PM
Sorry, ladies, I got distracted by family stuff and will finish up sending questionnaires right now.  Honestly, normally I do it all at once. :-\

What?!?  You mean to say that you aren't perfect?  Oh. My. goodness.   :D
No problem!! ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 22, 2010 04:49:51 PM
heehee!  Now you all know the awful truth! ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on September 22, 2010 05:11:51 PM
This tattooed crafter is stalking the tattooedcrafter for this swap and I am getting stalked by thebirdsabsurd! What a combo hey!? I am jazzed to get started and see what my lil craft brain can come up with.....lots of crafting time so I can finish up my last halloween swap too....wow I can hardly beleive we are already working on xmas swaps....brrr that means it is gonna get cold here in Michigan soon......uggggg!! I can always deliver my goodies to my partner out in Nevada if need be :D!!! I am a team player like that LOL


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 22, 2010 07:35:30 PM
Here's a quick check in from me; planning away over here!  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 22, 2010 07:43:51 PM
Wow, 3 more pages, so nice to see a chatty bunch and love my partner. She has the most fabulous wist ever and I had her send her application and it is also full of good stuff. Thanks Sevsonlygirl, as this works very well for me, another mature lady that has some quirky tastes. We couldn't be better matched.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 22, 2010 07:45:15 PM
Thank you so much to all the organizers - I hope I did not contribute to much to any organizing headaches.  Off to stalk!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 22, 2010 07:57:22 PM
This tattooed crafter is stalking the tattooedcrafter for this swap and I am getting stalked by thebirdsabsurd! What a combo hey!? I am jazzed to get started and see what my lil craft brain can come up with.....lots of crafting time so I can finish up my last halloween swap too....wow I can hardly beleive we are already working on xmas swaps....brrr that means it is gonna get cold here in Michigan soon......uggggg!! I can always deliver my goodies to my partner out in Nevada if need be :D!!! I am a team player like that LOL

It is an interesting group isn't it. I'm having fun stalking.
Dont come to Nevada for warm weather in winter, its warm now but in a month its going to get very very cold.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 22, 2010 08:24:12 PM
I'm excited to start crafting. I hope that rustyboobz is as pumped to be my swap partner as I am to hers :) 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 22, 2010 08:56:49 PM
I still didn't get my partners questionaire. I'm not in a super hurry, though, b/c I've thoroughly stalked her wist and already have some fantastic ideas. This swap is going to be so awesome! And my partner is PERFECT! I swear, it was like we were made to be partners. Great job organizers! Should I just pm her and see if she can send me her questionaire?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on September 22, 2010 10:22:51 PM
Is it insane that I'm already 95% sure of the stocking I'm making?  :-\


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 23, 2010 04:10:55 AM
I still didn't get my partners questionaire. I'm not in a super hurry, though, b/c I've thoroughly stalked her wist and already have some fantastic ideas. This swap is going to be so awesome! And my partner is PERFECT! I swear, it was like we were made to be partners. Great job organizers! Should I just pm her and see if she can send me her questionaire?

Could you double check to make sure you didn't receive the pm?  I thought we got everybody done last night. :)



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 23, 2010 05:13:43 AM
Wow, 3 more pages, so nice to see a chatty bunch and love my partner. She has the most fabulous wist ever and I had her send her application and it is also full of good stuff. .

She does have the best wist ever!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on September 23, 2010 06:18:59 AM
 :)

stalking bexxer....shh don't tell ;-)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on September 23, 2010 06:32:02 AM
I am wavering between two different types of stockings - entirely different, too.  I think I'll make my final decision when I see what the fabric store has! :)  Decisions, decisions!

And I've got a bunch of ideas for stocking stuffers ... I just need to see if one of them is possible.  Hopefully the craft store won't fail me!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 23, 2010 07:33:33 AM
I know what kind of stocking I'm making and I have an idea of some of what I'm crafting, this is going to be a super fun swap.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 23, 2010 07:50:43 AM
I know what kind of stocking I'm making and I have an idea of some of what I'm crafting, this is going to be a super fun swap.

Soooooooo - excited!!  Let me know if I can help!   :D

I've been stalking all morning - notes, sketches - my head is way too full of ideas - I must make an attempt at organizing my thoughts. (Yeah, good luck with that one - haha!)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on September 23, 2010 08:06:56 AM
I still didn't get my partners questionaire. I'm not in a super hurry, though, b/c I've thoroughly stalked her wist and already have some fantastic ideas. This swap is going to be so awesome! And my partner is PERFECT! I swear, it was like we were made to be partners. Great job organizers! Should I just pm her and see if she can send me her questionaire?

Audania1, I'll send my questionnaire over to you right now. I have yours and between that and some serious wist and post stalking, I've got ideas swirling around inside my head like snowflakes in a blizzard (I couldn't resist the winter simile).

I agree: Fantastic partnering, organizers! Thanks!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Rustyboobz on September 23, 2010 08:13:22 AM
I'm excited to start crafting. I hope that rustyboobz is as pumped to be my swap partner as I am to hers :)  

yes, I am and i'm already stalking you ;) will start crafting this weekend :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on September 23, 2010 09:54:37 AM
Oh this swap is gonna be fun!   :D :D Talkative people, a great partner with lots of similarities, and CHRISTMAS!  What more could a person ask for?  (yes, Santa, I've been good this year...well, kinda...sorta...Ok, I yelled at the dog and kicked the neigh...no, not the dog...) :-* :-* :-*  Having fun already!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 23, 2010 10:40:50 AM
I'm so thrilled with my partner!!!  Such similar tastes, rock on :)  Gonna send her a barrage of questions on this, that n the other shortly so I can start hammering out some details...maybe LITERALLY!  LOL!  Probably not literally, I'm SO not handy like that!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on September 23, 2010 10:49:31 AM
Already starting to make a list of what I will be sending..>!  Weee!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on September 23, 2010 11:08:42 AM
My partner is super sweet!!!  I can't wait to get chatting and stalking!!!

Thanks organizers!!! you guys rock it!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lindsay614 on September 23, 2010 11:42:53 AM
Went to Joann's today and found supplies that I need to get started! Probably won't happen until Saturday though...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 23, 2010 12:43:00 PM
I think think think I know what kind of stocking I will be making.  It kind of popped in my head this morning as I was printing out some stuff at work before a meeting, so I had better write it down.  We are going on vacation Saturday, so I will be incommunicado (unless by the miracles of the gods there is wifi at the cottage now), and not likely to get supplies until I get home (and more money!!).  But I have my list, checking it twice, adding to it, and will be able to start some small things!  So excited!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princesspimp81 on September 23, 2010 12:52:02 PM
My partner is lovely and I already have some ideas for goodies for her :)  I've got a small start on my stocking actually, but it's not done in a way that I've worked before so while I think it's going to be awesome, we'll have to see lol  If not, at least I started early enough that I can scrap it and start again lol


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 23, 2010 02:37:21 PM
Well I just found out that my credit card limit was decreased so the money that was going to this swap this week is going to plane tickets and next week will be crafty splurge. *sigh* I wish there was time for more work and more crafting. Need the money to craft right?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 23, 2010 02:37:47 PM
109 pages. That is the wonderfulness and the curse of having a partner on craftster that is well established with lots of comments. On the one hand, you have a ton to look though, but on the same hand- you have a TON to look through! :D
Am I the only one that reads through my partners "Show all messages posted by this member." link?
I hope not- I don't want to appear crazy!  :P ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jexxican on September 23, 2010 03:25:36 PM
 :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
I wanted to be in on this again this year. I missed the deadline by 2 days!!!
 :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

(can you tell I'm sad?)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on September 23, 2010 04:00:32 PM
Am I the only one that reads through my partners "Show all messages posted by this member." link?
I hope not- I don't want to appear crazy!

Nope!  I do the same thing!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 23, 2010 04:12:26 PM
My sister is a freshman in high school and has decided to join rotc (shes on the drill team and the saber team) and she has volenteered me to be on the support commitee and the art advocate group so there goes some of my crafting time. Shes lucky I love her so much. I'm almost doen with the otehr swaps I'm in and then I can start working on all the ideas I have which need to be narrowed down and thought out.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on September 23, 2010 06:30:32 PM
I am really excited about my partner.  I am so inspired by her thoughts on a Christmas stocking and her wists are never ending and full of great things.  I sketched today and now I'm hoping to make it come together.  Once I get the stocking sewn, the rest will come together.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jexxican on September 23, 2010 07:12:46 PM
Hey, any chance one of those round robins could break up and squeeze me in?
 :( :( :(
I know, I'm being annoying.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 23, 2010 08:32:27 PM
jexxican, I am so sorry you missed the signups, as it was a great (and rewarding) challenge to match our swappers. Please feel free to stalk the discussions and the gallery. Something tells me this is the best swap that comes around every year. I have an awesome partner, and there are so many 'options' on this one.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 23, 2010 08:35:27 PM


Could you double check to make sure you didn't receive the pm?  I thought we got everybody done last night. :)


[/quote]

Hey Sevs! Once again my computer is on the fritz. I had received only half the message at the time. I got my questionairre part, but my computer wasn't showing the copy of my partners. It also wasn't showing half of everyone's avatars, for some reason. Anyway, I tinkered with it and found that I do, indeed, have her answers. :) She was also super kind, and sent me her answers herself just in case. :)
Thank you again, though!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Homerof2 on September 24, 2010 04:19:08 AM
I'm starting to stalk my partner but can't start crafting until we get home from holidays in just over 2 weeks.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 24, 2010 05:45:28 AM
Sooo excited about this swap. And I hope my swap partner doesn't read all of my posted messages O.o I have soooo many I would rather her spend time crafting instead of reading every random message I have posted LOL


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on September 24, 2010 06:36:24 AM
I know what kind of stocking I'm making and I have an idea of some of what I'm crafting, this is going to be a super fun swap.

Soooooooo - excited!!  Let me know if I can help!   :D

I've been stalking all morning - notes, sketches - my head is way too full of ideas - I must make an attempt at organizing my thoughts. (Yeah, good luck with that one - haha!)
So what kinds of ideas do you have...hehehe look at me already trying to peek into the stocking....I have already got my idea wrapped up for the stocking I am making for tattooedcrafter. I think her and her boys will dig it! Gotta go find some supplies now...good thing Joannes had a super coupon thing this week so I can get all sorts of goodies!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on September 24, 2010 06:53:10 AM
I haven't quite decided on what kind of stocking to make my partner bexxer yet...but I do have 1 stuffer 90% completed!!! :-)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 24, 2010 07:00:11 AM
OK.... Since the stocking is going to be 12-16", all of our "stuffer" don't actually have to fit in the stocking right??


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on September 24, 2010 07:17:30 AM
i thought that was 12-16 inches tall...

i think at this point of planning mine will be 24-36 inches wide ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 24, 2010 07:33:57 AM
I think that last year my partner and I shipped our stockings empty, and just filled around it.

I made another little something for jennilocker last night. Sooooooooo friggin cute. I'm gonna make one for myself.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 24, 2010 07:39:44 AM
Ohhhhhhh! I like the sound of that ;)


What if I fill the stocking with what HAS to wait to be opened on Christmas morning?  And the rest you can open right away? Oh, wait.....we know how you are about waiting to open packages ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 24, 2010 07:50:21 AM
LOL! I am the WORST about opening packages. I don't think I've had a surprise at Christmas in years. Now, I'm pretty good at guessing with out unwrapping first. My mom just gives me cash or lets me pick out my own now.

If you fill a stocking with stuff for me to wait to open, I will give it to my brother (that's what I did last year). He's a stickler for surprises. You could put a present in an unsealed paper bag and he won't peek!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on September 24, 2010 07:56:00 AM
I think last year i may have stuffied mine, but i'm not sure. This year though i totally have some idea that may not be able to be stuffed in a stocking. I'm not really a small crafts kinda person XD.

I also opened the day i got the package too XD. I am horrible with surprises and gifts. I don't want to have to wait to open my gifts and since no one else around got them i told myself i would feel bad if i saved them to open around everyone else because it would be bad mannered to do that. Theres no favoritism ( at least with numbers of gifts) in my family.

I have a ton of wonderful things planned for this swap! Just gotta finish up another first


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on September 24, 2010 07:59:24 AM
I'm in the midst of a stress induced meltdown. I have two work projects and my Birthday party this weekend and two swaps to finish up so I cannot fit in jotting down ideas for my stocking till next week (even though I already have 5 ideas floating around my head). I like the idea of including something to be opened on Christmas though. I didn't do that last year and I wish I had. In my family we do all the gift giving on Christmas morning so maybe having something to open Christmas Eve would be nice. Alright, back to work  :(. Have a good weekend everybody!!!  


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 24, 2010 08:11:14 AM
Wow!! What willpower he must have!  I can't throw stones in a glass house....I HATE waiting on a surprise when I know it's coming!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on September 24, 2010 10:47:21 AM
Yeah I hope everything does not need to fit in the stocking as some of the things I am making will not fit into one....Can someone clarify that for us kiddies!? If it all has to fit I will need to revamp my ideas...thanks!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on September 24, 2010 11:16:12 AM
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all...oh you can hear me!  I get really excited and fired up on these swaps.  So much so, I painted the drawer fronts in kitchen bright colors because of the Mexican Kitsch swap, It was totally the swap's fault, Mr. Landlord!  This one may cause me to construct a faux fireplace!  I do have a big piece of plywood I could paint to look like brick.  Maybe I should concentrate of working on the stocking first? 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 24, 2010 11:25:33 AM
Yeah I hope everything does not need to fit in the stocking as some of the things I am making will not fit into one....Can someone clarify that for us kiddies!? If it all has to fit I will need to revamp my ideas...thanks!!!

Hahahaha it wasn't a problem last year!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 24, 2010 11:43:06 AM
Ummmm... yeah. There is no way all the stuff I'm making is going to fit into the stocking. :) The stocking would have to be the size of ... well, let's just say it won't fit.

By the way, stocking... I have every idea for all the other stuff, but I should probably really get to thinking about the stocking!! That is the title of the swap, after all!  ::)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 24, 2010 11:45:56 AM
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all...oh you can hear me!  I get really excited and fired up on these swaps.  So much so, I painted the drawer fronts in kitchen bright colors because of the Mexican Kitsch swap, It was totally the swap's fault, Mr. Landlord!  This one may cause me to construct a faux fireplace!  I do have a big piece of plywood I could paint to look like brick.  Maybe I should concentrate of working on the stocking first? 

But think of all the warm cozy nights to be had in front of the fauxreplace!  (Possibly with candles in front for that "real fire" effect?) :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on September 24, 2010 11:47:30 AM
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all...oh you can hear me!  I get really excited and fired up on these swaps.  So much so, I painted the drawer fronts in kitchen bright colors because of the Mexican Kitsch swap, It was totally the swap's fault, Mr. Landlord!  This one may cause me to construct a faux fireplace!  I do have a big piece of plywood I could paint to look like brick.  Maybe I should concentrate of working on the stocking first? 

I must say that you are awesome....and I think I love you.

Now I want to paint my drawers too.  and I may have some plywood in the garage....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on September 24, 2010 12:25:19 PM
Candles?  My dog has the bushiest tail and causes all kinds of situations already.  I'll probably have to do a lightbulb and tissue paper! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 24, 2010 12:35:41 PM
Candles?  My dog has the bushiest tail and causes all kinds of situations already.  I'll probably have to do a lightbulb and tissue paper! 
Hrm, yeah, pets can be a little dangerous around candles.  I remember my cat setting fire to her tail when I was younger, my mom had it contained and up high and she still managed to singe herself.  :D  She was fine, just  had a little less hair.
how about thase flameless candles- with the led lights inside?  Maybe that would work.  Or if all else fails, print a pretty fire scene on a transparency and mount that in there with a light beind it!  :-)
At any rate- yay for faux fireplaces!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 24, 2010 12:48:07 PM
You don't need pets to be dangerous around flames...2 weeks ago I caught my laptop on fire.  It was next to a candle and I threw a plastic bag on the table next to it....there is still pieces of melted bag on my laptop :( 

Is there a craft to cover up big melty spots on laptops?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 24, 2010 01:10:20 PM
 

Is there a craft to cover up big melty spots on laptops?

Nothing I've found so far, but keep us informed of your progress  :P


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 24, 2010 01:21:01 PM
Oh my goodness, jennilocker!  That would be terrible!  I can't even get an ink spot off of mine, so good luck on that one!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 24, 2010 01:26:43 PM
I was SOOOO upset at first...it literally caught on fire and made a melted dip in the top of the laptop.  Amazingly it still works fine. (knicks on wood)...but it would be cool to cover it up somehow!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 24, 2010 01:30:59 PM
Sounds like it is time, jennilocker, to just pimp it out. There are some inspiring ones on craftster. 8) I actually have a 3d butterfly on this old one, and want to embellish the top, but I want to add colors and designs with perm markers, but they just rub off the metal. :(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on September 24, 2010 01:42:26 PM
OMG!! I am totally going to go look up some pimped out laptops!!  My boyfriend will die but it was already a pinky-purple color because we got it on sale and those are the ones that didn't sell (I LOVED the color though)...so maybe it won't be too big of a stretch for him!! I'll totally post pics if I do it!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on September 24, 2010 02:03:38 PM
I just placed an order for some 'supplies' - after they arrive, I should have everything for the fillers, but then need to decide what I'm doing for the actual stocking....  Can't wait to get started!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 24, 2010 02:54:29 PM
Buy fabric for the stocking: Check!
Ruin one project, then redo it and have it turn out pretty awesome: Check!
Start two little dealies that are looking pretty dang promising: Check!
  What is wrong with me??  I can't stop!!!!  Haha! - I'm lovin' this!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 24, 2010 03:01:59 PM
Buy fabric for the stocking: Check!
Ruin one project, then redo it and have it turn out pretty awesome: Check!
Start two little dealies that are looking pretty dang promising: Check!
  What is wrong with me??  I can't stop!!!!  Haha! - I'm lovin' this!

I just spent a full minute looking for the "like" button, before I realized this wasn't Facebook.  ::)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on September 24, 2010 03:03:14 PM
I can start a couple of smaller projects while I am away, but I can't start on things like the stocking until I get back because I need to place a large supply order in and the supplier I am thinking of is from the West Coast.  Unfortunately, there was a problem with the last order I placed with them, and I don't have that one yet, so hopefully that won't be a problem with the next one.  DAMN YOU CANADA POST!!!!!! DAMN YOU!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 24, 2010 04:26:17 PM
I have to wait to buy supplies until I get paid again but I've been having so much fun making lists of ideas! I LOVE lists!

Also, I must get the lack of internet connection fixed at my house asap. My roomie works for the company so we are getting soneone here hopefully Monday. Ugh. Never again. I never realized how much I use the net for ideas, tutes and patterns until I can only work from a phone.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on September 24, 2010 06:36:35 PM
Jenni you could glue buttons all over your laptop (reference:  sewing machine in Crafty Chica Inspiration Gallery on Flicker!  Fabulous!  I thought of doing my sewing machine, but remembered this one is borrowed.)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on September 25, 2010 02:07:16 AM
um I never received a pm.......

Sorry - i haven't been around for a few days - i just handed in my dissertation!! yay!! that comes with lots of celebratory drinks :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: pinkmichk on September 25, 2010 04:54:22 AM
been stalking partner & i think i have a good idea how the stocking will be done fillers i need to do a bit more stalking


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 25, 2010 06:08:37 AM
I have a huge Christmas favor to any of you who frequents or lives close to a Home Depot...

I have a certain...supply...that I need from there. They don't cost anything to get from the store, except for the postage needed to send them to me. I wouldn't be asking except they can only be procured from Home Depot, and the closest one to me is 40 miles away. Send me a PM if you are actually willing to do this for me...

Please?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 25, 2010 07:54:54 AM
I have a huge Christmas favor to any of you who frequents or lives close to a Home Depot...

I have a certain...supply...that I need from there. They don't cost anything to get from the store, except for the postage needed to send them to me. I wouldn't be asking except they can only be procured from Home Depot, and the closest one to me is 40 miles away. Send me a PM if you are actually willing to do this for me...

Please?
  I don't live too close but I'm sometimes in the area - I guess if we knew what you need we'd know better if we can get/ send it.  Will it give away a project if you tell us on the board?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on September 25, 2010 09:08:00 AM
I've made 3 lists (notebook paper size). I have so, so, so many ideas!

I started on a certain project that shall remain nameless last night  :-X Let us refer to it as The Thing. The Thing very unwisley ticked me off. Now it's personal. >:(

I will finish The Thing if it is the last thing I do! Or chuck it, one of the two. It's good to have an archrival  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 25, 2010 11:33:42 AM


I have a huge Christmas favor to any of you who frequents or lives close to a Home Depot...

I have a certain...supply...that I need from there. They don't cost anything to get from the store, except for the postage needed to send them to me. I wouldn't be asking except they can only be procured from Home Depot, and the closest one to me is 40 miles away. Send me a PM if you are actually willing to do this for me...

Please?


I have to go back from lunch so I couldn't PM you, but there's a Home Depot in the plaza where I work. I could help you. Pm me :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 25, 2010 12:13:23 PM
I have stalked. I have planned. I've made lists. Now, it's time to craft! Whee!

(I need to put some stuff up in my STS shop, but after that, I'm all about some oneredboot craftin'!)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 25, 2010 01:28:40 PM
I mailed out two swaps so I have all day tomorrow to work on this swap and the advent calendar swap :D I love having days off and a somewhat clean craft room!!!  ;D can anyone tell I am excited?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 25, 2010 01:44:43 PM
I mailed out two swaps so I have all day tomorrow to work on this swap and the advent calendar swap :D I love having days off and a somewhat clean craft room!!!  ;D can anyone tell I am excited?

I hear ya! I have 2 sets of projects to grade by Monday and I'm seriously thinking about trudging through it tonight so I can have tomorrow to just play with my crafts. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on September 25, 2010 01:48:18 PM
I just got back from Joann's where I purchased what was needed for the stocking.  They didn't have a pattern that I liked, though, so I'm winging it. :D 

Fun tip: when the lady hands you the little yellow slip of paper after cutting your fabric, check it to see that it's correct!  I got the register and nearly had a heart attack when the total was $95.  It's amazing what a decimal point can do!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 25, 2010 01:51:48 PM
Fun tip: when the lady hands you the little yellow slip of paper after cutting your fabric, check it to see that it's correct!  I got the register and nearly had a heart attack when the total was $95.  It's amazing what a decimal point can do!


 :o

I would have passed out at seeing that!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 25, 2010 03:40:13 PM
I've made 3 lists (notebook paper size). I have so, so, so many ideas!

I started on a certain project that shall remain nameless last night  :-X Let us refer to it as The Thing. The Thing very unwisley ticked me off. Now it's personal. >:(

I will finish The Thing if it is the last thing I do! Or chuck it, one of the two. It's good to have an archrival  :D

You are cracking me up! Will you tell me what "The Thing" was after I open it? Or will I know right off the bat b/c it's complicated? :)

Also, I haven't been writing it down on notebook paper, but my 'Santa' list is a page long, not double spaced, in size 10 font. :)

Tonight, I'm making a VERY special trip to Joanne's :)........


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: edie22 on September 25, 2010 03:47:43 PM
I just got back from Joann's where I purchased what was needed for the stocking.  They didn't have a pattern that I liked, though, so I'm winging it. :D 

Fun tip: when the lady hands you the little yellow slip of paper after cutting your fabric, check it to see that it's correct!  I got the register and nearly had a heart attack when the total was $95.  It's amazing what a decimal point can do!

I was at JoAnn's a couple of weeks ago and they put in 667 yards of something.  I looked at my slip and about had a heart attack.  That's a lot of fabric.

I have thought about the stocking I want to make! That's something! But I don't know what I'm making for it yet.  I have to finish the halloween swap befor eI get in Christmas mode!

Edie


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 25, 2010 04:01:23 PM
I was debating on running to JoAnnes just because I need to go out to get some dinner anyways. But I have a Michaels coupon that is burning a hole in my wallet (and expires tomorrow)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on September 25, 2010 05:02:22 PM
Ha! Take that! The Thing is done  ;D

Wow, Audania1, 10pt single spaced? I am so glad I got you for a partner! Oh, and I'll label The Thing when I send it. It wasn't too bad once ___  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 25, 2010 06:20:21 PM
I've been out the house for basically all of today and half of yesterday, so I have gotten ZERO accomplished for this swap...I haven't even gotten a chance to comb through my partner's questionnaire, hit up her wist and send out those questions I promised a few days ago.  It's already 9:15pm here and I have a TON of pages of threads to catch up on...I better get reading and responding so I can get those questions asked, as that will give me a direction to go in as far as supplies needed (or, not, as I have a HUGE butt-ton of Xmas fabrics to work with!) and what to craft.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 25, 2010 07:30:31 PM
I was going to go to joanns to get some supplies for this swap and another one but I passed out while I was getting ready to go, it sucked, luckily I was sitting down when it happened which made it better because I didn't hurt myself but  my husband wouldn't let me do anything because he was worried it was going to happen again. I'm going to try going tomorrow to get some supplies, I have my stocking planned and 3 things that I think are going to be perfect. ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 25, 2010 08:44:00 PM
I was going to go to joanns to get some supplies for this swap and another one but I passed out while I was getting ready to go, it sucked, luckily I was sitting down when it happened which made it better because I didn't hurt myself but  my husband wouldn't let me do anything because he was worried it was going to happen again. I'm going to try going tomorrow to get some supplies, I have my stocking planned and 3 things that I think are going to be perfect. ;D


Holy cow! Thank goodness you're ok! That kind of stuff can be scary. I've had it happen twice, but both times I was preggo...  ::) and just a little loopy. :)


Made that awesome trip to Joanne's!! Who saved $17? I did! I seriously love coupons...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on September 25, 2010 10:26:52 PM
Just caught up on 7 pages of stuff! Jeez! :D

Anyway, I also was away the last like three days... Finals, then parents came up, then I went down home... And then I worked today! Haha.

I'll work on my list and writing out info while I'm at work... I do enjoy crafting at work. I cranked out one item for this, but I haven't given too much thought on a stocking. >.> Uh oh.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Linnybelle on September 26, 2010 05:43:20 AM
My weekend turned busy and so I haven't done much besides planning things out.  Hopefully I can get some more things set tonight.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 26, 2010 09:24:48 AM
I was going to go to joanns to get some supplies for this swap and another one but I passed out while I was getting ready to go, it sucked, luckily I was sitting down when it happened which made it better because I didn't hurt myself but  my husband wouldn't let me do anything because he was worried it was going to happen again. I'm going to try going tomorrow to get some supplies, I have my stocking planned and 3 things that I think are going to be perfect. ;D
Gosh - that's scary - hope it wasn't cause I overloaded you with random information!  ;)  How are you feeling today?  Hope all is well and you're back to your regular routine!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on September 26, 2010 09:32:15 AM
Oi I am so jealous - i haven't had a chance to get started as I am moving, but I am planning away!!! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 26, 2010 09:52:32 AM
I was going to go to joanns to get some supplies for this swap and another one but I passed out while I was getting ready to go, it sucked, luckily I was sitting down when it happened which made it better because I didn't hurt myself but  my husband wouldn't let me do anything because he was worried it was going to happen again. I'm going to try going tomorrow to get some supplies, I have my stocking planned and 3 things that I think are going to be perfect. ;D
Gosh - that's scary - hope it wasn't cause I overloaded you with random information!  ;)  How are you feeling today?  Hope all is well and you're back to your regular routine!
I'm feeling much better today and back to normal, I get really low blood sugar really easily unless I eat a lot of sugar and I didn't have any yesterday morning just some toast with just butter on it and no coffee.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on September 26, 2010 01:00:48 PM
I have lists and plans and projects drawn out. My trip to the fabric store this weekend did not happen, though :( However, the fiance is back in town tonight (I really need to learn how to drive) so I WILL be going to Michale's/Hobby Lobby this week (they're across the street from each other in Conroe, so handy).

This forum is so hard to keep up with! I don't have a computer in my dorm, so I can rarely get online. I have to read 10 page at a time


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 26, 2010 02:07:31 PM
Well I had to buy groceries so I didn't get a chance to go to the craft store to pick up some _____ but I will still be able to get some crafting done.  :P I am about to go to some laundry and I get my best brainstorming done at the Laundrymat :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 26, 2010 03:28:21 PM
Busted out the sander today...hmmmmm....didn't think I'd need it, but life is just full of surprises!  LOL!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 26, 2010 03:49:56 PM
Purchased some goodies for my partner, and have my best friend making something for her...finishing up a personal swap so I can focus on this one!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 26, 2010 05:15:09 PM
I have finished obtaining my purchased items for ORB's stocking! And now...to craft!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on September 26, 2010 06:54:11 PM
I'm back from my chocolate-filled weekend and ready to compile a list of what to make and a list of supplies I need to grab.   ;D ;D ;D  At least the stocking itself is sketched!  Now to piece it together.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princesspimp81 on September 26, 2010 10:33:05 PM
I'm already have lots of fun with this swap and I've made some progress, so Yay!  I knew how I wanted to make my stocking as soon as I read my partner's info so I've got that part under control.  I've got some fun ideas for goodies to make to stuff my stocking with too.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 26, 2010 10:35:53 PM
I had a minor freak out in regards to my partner's stocking itself. I'm still too chicken to go outside the box in that I feel I can't sew without a pattern. I haven't seen christmas patterns yet so I called the best person to help....my mommy :) she's been helping me learn to sew and is happy to help me create a pattern that even I can do. Yay!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Rustyboobz on September 27, 2010 05:17:50 AM
I have already everything planned but between my full time job and my part-time job. I didn't do nothing this weekend :-\


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on September 27, 2010 06:12:58 AM
For anyone who's never made a stocking before, I posted two stockings I made yesterday, along with a tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=360538.0).  If you don't want yours quilted, just skip those steps. 

:)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 27, 2010 07:04:35 AM
I had a minor freak out in regards to my partner's stocking itself. I'm still too chicken to go outside the box in that I feel I can't sew without a pattern. I haven't seen christmas patterns yet so I called the best person to help....my mommy :) she's been helping me learn to sew and is happy to help me create a pattern that even I can do. Yay!
Mommys are great people to go to, I go to mine all the time when I need crafting help except for reading pattern, neither one of use can read or follow patterns I just hope I can learn to sew like she can.
i started some small little items that I'm really happy about, I can't wait to start the stocking and the 3 bigger items because those are the ones I'm most excited about.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on September 27, 2010 07:58:36 AM
I think that I am almost ready to start crafting....I have some good ideas...I hope my partner likes! ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on September 27, 2010 10:40:35 AM
Woot! Our computers are back online as of this morning! I'm officially in full-stalk mode!  Ahh, so good to be back.

kaz814-- thanks for the tute! I am going to check it out and see what my mom and I can come up with.

tattooedcrafter-- Aren't moms lovely when it comes to the crafty hangups? I think my mom actually looks forward to my craftfails juuuuuust a bit so that she can help :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 27, 2010 10:57:40 AM
Purchased some goodies for my partner, and have my best friend making something for her...finishing up a personal swap so I can focus on this one!

Ooh yay!  I've purchased a few things as well, but I'm in the planning stage on all things crafty!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on September 27, 2010 01:46:20 PM
Can I adopt one of your moms?  Mine crochets and that's about it.  (And she's a lefty and I'm right handed, so it doesn't always work when i ask for help, lol)  Though, she did seek out a knitting class so there is hope.  When it comes to anything else, I'm on my own.  ;)

I have the first of many projects planned.  Going to try the whole project a week goal to get as much done as I can, working on the stocking in the mean time.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on September 27, 2010 03:02:24 PM
I shall be starting soon. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Juicebox29 on September 27, 2010 04:16:59 PM
I'm alive, just been super sick! im debating ideas for stockings and have a list written out of stufffers for her, her hubby is tricky though, guys are always harder for me!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 27, 2010 04:26:10 PM
I am one crafty mo-fo! With DD at her dad's a lot last week, I was able to get a ton of stuff done. Since both my Christmas swap partners have similar tastes, I've been able to do a lot of assembly line crafting...

No idea yet what I'm gonna do for the stocking...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 27, 2010 04:31:10 PM
I'm alive, just been super sick! im debating ideas for stockings and have a list written out of stufffers for her, her hubby is tricky though, guys are always harder for me!

I think guys are just more difficult in general! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 27, 2010 04:33:49 PM
Don't let my hubby bring you down juicebox! He will be happy he is getting something in the mail LOL I have been on the look out for super cute things to add to the stocking :D I have found quite a bit so far, and I have only hit up the dollar store and my work. I looove the dollar store.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thenorm02 on September 27, 2010 06:17:47 PM
ok so Im sicker than a dog right now...horribly horribly sick  :'(  so I have not done anything at all...no sketching, no crafting because I cant breath!! lol (never fear, I have a dr.appt tomorrow!)

how ever I have been scheming about my partners stocking  ;D

CraftCrazy13 likes so many diffrent things and would like such a wide range of things on her stocking (sequins, buttons, embroidery, etc...etc...etc...the kitchen sink...etc...etc  :o ) that its gonna be awesome actually putting her stocking together! Im sketching out ideas  :D things are getting crazy! and Im making noooo apologies about it! lol lol lol



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: edie22 on September 27, 2010 06:59:11 PM
I bought fabric for the stocking today! I was like, hey that's exactly what I've been thinking about! so I had to grab it. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 27, 2010 07:00:40 PM
thenorm02, rest up, you've got plenty of time!!! I know how you feel about not being able to breathe. I had pneumonia again at the end of July, which really sucked. Fingers crossed that it's just a cold!

I've got plenty planned for you, though!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 27, 2010 07:34:58 PM
Glad to see all the activity and will get my communication checklist done for my group after I recoup from the 2 day marathon. I did collect just shy of 10K so I rock at work. 8)

I'm worth every penny. LOL


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on September 27, 2010 09:11:42 PM
Me and my boyfriend bounced stocking ideas off eachother... That's all I've done today.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on September 28, 2010 06:25:26 AM
I've got a few stuffers done, and a couple in the works..and just had a brilliant (well I like to think so) idea for another....

need to focus on the actual stocking though!! I've been so caught up in crafting the stocking stuffers!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on September 28, 2010 08:02:21 AM
Well, all you early birds, I have plans for the stocking and one really crafty stuffer, but I plan to milk it out as long as it takes. This makes it stress free for me. I plan to do tons of stash busting on this one too.

Well, off to the design board (coreldraw)

Anyone has a clip art they need enlarged and made into a pdf let me know.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 28, 2010 08:46:52 AM
I bought fabric for the stocking today! I was like, hey that's exactly what I've been thinking about! so I had to grab it. 

You are just a tease!!!!!  :P

I had a small finished, but after it ______ I didn't like how it turned out, but I know where I went wrong! So take 2 should happen in the next couple of days...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on September 28, 2010 10:17:35 AM
I have my unconventional stocking already cut out ;D. Not sure on the goodies yet as I want to get the stocking done first.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on September 28, 2010 11:34:24 AM
my partner bexxer and i are also having a good natured hockey rivalry going on with lots of ribbing in our PM's!
 ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on September 28, 2010 11:37:17 AM
i have ideas.
and a cold.
nyquil and the couch are winning.  (and helping make new ideas we will see in a few days if they still seem like good ideas)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Linnybelle on September 28, 2010 03:20:56 PM
I hear you on the cold, sloth.  I picked up one from the kids I work with and it's not making crafting more fun.  I'm still gathering my ideas together, although I think I am pretty certain on the stocking.  I have a couple more questions to ask my partner.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 28, 2010 03:58:28 PM
Oh I am so excited! I keep buying stocking stuffers every time I go to a store, I just find some of the cutest little things LOL. Well, I actually have an interview for a job tomorrow so I don't know how much time I will really get to craft. But hopefully I will still have lots of time to craft and get a new/better paying job :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Juicebox29 on September 28, 2010 04:10:03 PM
good luck! :]


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on September 28, 2010 04:22:36 PM
Yeah! Good luck onthe job DarkLadyMajesta!  Hooray for better jobs!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on September 28, 2010 05:03:42 PM
good luck on getting the new job :-* :-* :-*   

At the rate you all are going, you'll all be ready to mail by first of Nov or sooner!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 28, 2010 05:12:40 PM
Thanks, I might do better on my interview if I get off this silly forum and work on my resume  ::)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Juicebox29 on September 28, 2010 06:57:51 PM
craftster is not silly;) lol


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lindsay614 on September 28, 2010 07:42:30 PM
I cut out the fabric for my stocking tonight--so excited with the look, and it's not even sewn yet! Got an idea for one additional project to start after the stocking is done...  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on September 29, 2010 05:04:13 AM
All you guys make me feel bad!  I haven't done anything, nor do I have new and innovative ideas.  I think I am just going to make some of the things I make the best and thats it... :(/:)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 29, 2010 05:16:56 AM
Don't feel bad, ghilie! There's a reason you make certain things best, and that's probably because they're awesome! (And I myself have only been in the planning stages, thanks to school and two jobs...).


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on September 29, 2010 05:46:52 AM
Quote
All you guys make me feel bad!  I haven't done anything, nor do I have new and innovative ideas.  I think I am just going to make some of the things I make the best and thats it... Sad/:)

I tend to stick with what I do best too.  I may branch out and try a few new things, occasionally (with hit and miss success).  Besides, you make poppets - I so want one of those (I'm in the Wists swap, btw.  *hint, hint*)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on September 29, 2010 10:35:35 AM
I have 1 1/2 crafts to finish up for another swap, but should be done and crafting for this one this weekend.  ;D I've got almost all of my ideas planned out for this, though. Still thinking on how to put the stocking together, though.....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 29, 2010 01:25:56 PM
I bought some fabric for the stocking so I may get started on that tonight :) I already have my sewing machine ready. The interview went well, but they said they would give me a call to let me know. *sigh* its almost as bad as waiting for swap partners :/


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: RedMenace on September 29, 2010 01:30:45 PM
All you guys make me feel bad!  I haven't done anything, nor do I have new and innovative ideas.  I think I am just going to make some of the things I make the best and thats it... :(/:)

Don't feel bad! I haven't started crafting yet either... and I really like everything that you make best, so it all works out! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 29, 2010 03:57:20 PM
It is a very rainy day today so I may end up spending it on the couch with my hubby instead of crafting :/ I have only really bought things for this swap and have the supplies for the ___ and ____ that I am making but I haven't really gotten into the crafting part yet. I tend to craft in one session, even if that means 6 hours of whatever craft I am doing. The only time I take longer is if I am waiting on something to dry before I can move forward. I get really excited about crafting and just can't stop LOL


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 29, 2010 04:34:52 PM
as of today I have FOUR items crafted and a few little odds and ends.  I have 1 idea I can get started on but still have to come up with a couple of more crafty ideas - and of course I still have to get the stocking together,  Sweetyetevil - I will try to control myself and make sure I don't send til AFTER Halloween!  LOL  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 29, 2010 06:02:01 PM
ghilie - you make beautiful things!  I bet you could make just about anything you set your mind to! :)

I have made some lists, but have not started crafting yet.  I'm trying to finish my other swap first and then I'll be completely ready to work on just this one.  However, I may purchase some little items while I'm shopping for supplies. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on September 30, 2010 01:26:31 AM
Whilst I have yet to start making anything, I am coming up with some fun plans that I hope come to fruition when I get back to the States! It's gonna be an adventure :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on September 30, 2010 06:57:33 AM
This week was ridiculous. this weekend will result in no crafts, too. I thought that the fiance would have time to take me to a michael's but as it turns out, he's on duty (48 hours of not leaving his dorm, the joys of being an RA). It brings on a whole slew of other issues, but mainly, no craft supplies. still. Next weekend will be in arkansas for debate. How did weekends get so busy?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on September 30, 2010 01:20:34 PM
as of today I have FOUR items crafted and a few little odds and ends.  I have 1 idea I can get started on but still have to come up with a couple of more crafty ideas - and of course I still have to get the stocking together,  Sweetyetevil - I will try to control myself and make sure I don't send til AFTER Halloween!  LOL  :)
Wow what an over achiever!!! hehe I am excited. I just realized we are sending out a month before Christmas...I have no self control LMAO If you sned way early I will have to put the box up but I am so curious.... ;)scratches hole in box and peeks in


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 30, 2010 01:33:56 PM
I am almost done with my items for the Advent swap, so I can start this one in earnest :)  I have a big list of things to make and do; now I need to figure out how to fit it in a stocking!  I need one that works like a tardis LOL


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 30, 2010 01:59:40 PM
I have the worst habit in the world. I was one of those unwrappers/rewrappers at Christmastime, I'd dig around until I found out what I was getting for my birthday, I'd tell people what I got them because I just couldn't stand them not knowing.... Yeah, I was horrible.

I even go online and find out what happens in a television show before I watch it. It's spoiled so much, but it's like an impulse.

But I WILL keep my fingers clenched to avoid typing what I sent!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thenorm02 on September 30, 2010 05:05:30 PM
please control your urges craftcrazy13 cuz I LOVE unwrapping my presents!!! hehehe  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on September 30, 2010 05:26:47 PM
I am almost done with my items for the Advent swap, so I can start this one in earnest :)  I have a big list of things to make and do; now I need to figure out how to fit it in a stocking!  I need one that works like a tardis LOL


or you could just find me a tardis. :D  i really wouldnt mind.    ;) especially one with the tenth in it....  ;D

i accidentally taught myself to cross stitch at the cottage this weekend and must stop... but cross stitched swear words are so elegant.  even my dad giggled ... giggled for real when i showed him my first one.

i am making lists tho.  and graphing out three commission tshirt quilts. (oh what was i thinking) and neglecting to clean my house and trying to decontaminate my cat from her run in with the skunk last night...

but i have lists. and one sweet treat already. and a line on cheap (read free) supplies from my mom. she loves it when i take an interest in her fibre arts.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on September 30, 2010 05:28:52 PM
In my kitchen, there is a box.

In the box, there are collected goodies.

The children see the goodies and yearn.

Bad mommy, stop adding more goodies to the box.


:D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 30, 2010 07:20:42 PM
I am almost done with my items for the Advent swap, so I can start this one in earnest :)  I have a big list of things to make and do; now I need to figure out how to fit it in a stocking!  I need one that works like a tardis LOL


or you could just find me a tardis. :D  i really wouldnt mind.    ;) especially one with the tenth in it....  ;D

Ok now I KNOW you and I were separated at birth.  DH jokes that he will make me a popsicle stick with a picture of David Tennant on it, so when I get around to watching the latest season I can hold it in front of the TV at the appropriate places  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on September 30, 2010 07:57:52 PM
we just finished it a week or so ago... matt smith took some getting used to. i'm not sure he will grow on me the same way as tennant but...  in the end he wasnt bad.

 now to talk crafty so i don't get my hand spanked for being all off topic.

i started a project tonight. for this swap.  i thought i was never gonna get to that.  and by started i mean i pulled out fabric and started ironing.  and ironing, and ironing. (mental note fold fabric neatly next time and save time)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 30, 2010 08:09:01 PM
i started a project tonight. for this swap.  i thought i was never gonna get to that.  and by started i mean i pulled out fabric and started ironing.  and ironing, and ironing. (mental note fold fabric neatly next time and save time)

I leave all my freshly washed fabric in a laundry basket on a small table in my laundry room until I have time to iron it or need some of the fabric for a project, whichever comes first.  Then it is neatly pressed and folded and put away for later. 

I hope to pull out fabric tomorrow and jot down ideas for crafts n stuff.  I also may be able to put aside a few purchased bits out of my stash of stuff I have to give away.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: pinkmichk on October 01, 2010 04:03:47 AM
checking in  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on October 01, 2010 08:05:22 AM
Checking in also :) Finishing up these two other swaps and then I can focus on this one.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on October 01, 2010 09:32:42 AM
Oh, is today check in day?  Well, here I am.  checking in.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on October 01, 2010 09:38:07 AM
Add me to the check in list!! I have a bit more to do for one swap I'm finishing up this weekend and then I'm all over my Christmas stocking!!  Supplies I've ordered came in yesterday and I've been doing some stuffing shopping so it's looking purty good!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 01, 2010 09:43:31 AM
I'm still here too, I haven't gotten anyting done but I'm hoping to get going on my stocking soon and the 3 largest projects


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on October 01, 2010 09:44:33 AM
Checking in. I shall be going to Joann for fabric on Sunday. :) Hopefully I can find something I want to use!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on October 01, 2010 09:46:38 AM
Am FINALLY back in the states!! And found awesome fabric for a stocking in my stash!!!! yay!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on October 01, 2010 10:46:08 AM
Checking in! I'll be in Kentucky later today and all of tomorrow. :D
Looking into more supplies/stuffers. :D Hopefully something will jump out at me!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on October 01, 2010 10:55:53 AM
Checking in! ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on October 01, 2010 11:27:13 AM
Checking in! Think I may have figured out the stocking...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 01, 2010 12:27:07 PM
Checking in, too!

Did LOTS of ironing yesterday after loads of laundry. ;)
Got back from another trip from JoAnne's with the PERFECT stuff! Plus, they're hiring for seasonal positions.... already got an ap.!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on October 01, 2010 01:06:23 PM
I have three "stuffers" finished...am still thinking and searching for the perfect stocking idea!!

:-) And have oh 3 more stuffers in the works....need to get more ___________ for one of them!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Linnybelle on October 01, 2010 03:00:58 PM
I am going to a friend's wedding this weekend, so won't get much crafting done.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 01, 2010 03:19:05 PM
Picked my partner's brain some more and have a whole page of ideas to work from after going through both PMs and her questionnaire.

I have to dig out the stocking pattern I have and cut out the pieces so I can work on the outside at work soon.  I have another project in progress at my desk for STS, should be finished with it in just a few days though.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on October 01, 2010 04:51:59 PM
My house-guests are (finally) gone now, so I can really get down to business!  I have my stocking all planned out, and I have picked up some fun goodies.
Now I can get back to pming SMLounsbury, and plotting and scheming! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on October 01, 2010 05:08:34 PM
Here I am, checking in like a good little swapper  :D

I have 3 things done and a TON planned. Hoping and praying they work out...

Okay, now that I have checked in, back to crafting!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on October 01, 2010 05:32:50 PM
I'm checking in! I just got home from an overnight trip, but I've got my fabric!  Just need to finalize the plan for the stocking.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 01, 2010 05:34:21 PM
My Swappers Communication Checklist, my week will end each Friday night. Congratulations to stacysews, most communicative to date. :D

If there is a no beside your name just post here or send me a pm.

Swapper   10/1/2010
thenorm02    yes
InShambles   no
Juicebox29    yes
juliminustheE   no
princesspimp81    yes
charzard    no
Vicious Hyperbolizer    yes
darkladymajesta   yes
CraftCrazy13    yes
DeSade13    no
stacysews    yes+
lindsay614   yes


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 01, 2010 05:41:53 PM
Checking in :) I was at work today and the awesome thing about working in the plaza is that all the workers shop at each others' stores and we always share coupons.  Well, today one of the gals next door at Michaels came to pick up some things and she dropped off some Friends and Family coupons! One is for 20% the entire purchase! Woot! It's this weekend only and I just got paid.  Coincidence? i think not!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thenorm02 on October 01, 2010 06:07:46 PM
checking in! I havent done much in the way of....ANYTHING allllll week! Ive been soo freaking sick! and Im also trying to focus on spending every waking moment with my hubby (he deploys at the end of the month)

BUT I do have a sketch of the crazy awesomeness that will become Craftcrazy13's stocking! hehehe!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 01, 2010 06:15:54 PM
My goal tonight was to get my latest items for STS done, photoed and posted to my shop. I did! I also spent a bit of time organizing and purging.

I plan to use this weekend to work on both this swap and the Frugal swap. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on October 01, 2010 06:27:34 PM
thenorm02: Can I just say "YAAAAAAY!!!!!"? Be sure to stay well. I actually started on one of your items today...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 01, 2010 06:31:15 PM
Checking in, still here and hoping to get really going on this!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 01, 2010 06:33:22 PM
Thanks thenorm02. I also have the stocking in mind for margiejoy but I have to draw up the pattern and find the shimmering fabric. LOL


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on October 01, 2010 06:44:59 PM
it turns out my hubby is getting switched to night shift so I will have to resort to some quiet crafting because my craft time will be while he is asleep and he will be working while I am sleeping. My sewing machine isn't that loud but my swearing can be :/ well, I will just have to move downstairs and hope he doesn't think someone is breaking in ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Juicebox29 on October 01, 2010 07:03:20 PM
Hahaha! "but my swearing is" that is sooo me when i'm crafting lol. I haven't started much:( been a horrible week with classes, i have to finish up a few other swaps then this one will be my only one:) I have sooo many ideas though! just need to get the materials and get crafting


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: edie22 on October 01, 2010 07:18:55 PM
checking in.  I went through wists today! and made a list! but besides that and deciding on the probably kind of stocking I'm making, that's all i got done.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 01, 2010 07:23:49 PM
I purchased some crafting supplies for my partner's stocking(s)(?)  ;D  I need to finish up a personal swap plus hubby takes this opportunity to ask me to make something for a friend at work whose daughter is having a baby.  Normally, I'd be thrilled to do it, but I got a lot of great ideas for holiday gifts that can be homemade this year and I am trying to get a move on with them!  Plus, I REALLY want to get started with this swap! :P


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 01, 2010 07:25:39 PM
Just checking in.  Working away.  I've got some stuff done already and a list of other things I plan to make for my partner!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 01, 2010 07:44:21 PM
the shimmering fabric
Oh! I love it!  with sparkly, glittery things?  I DO like sparkly, glittery, shimmering! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 01, 2010 09:46:00 PM
Excuse me me, but could someone please please PLEEEEEASE keep me out of Michaels?? They keep handing out those 40% off coupons and I keep falling for it and going back for more! I have a bag full of odds and ends - MORE than enough to get this stocking put together and filled - I do NOT need to go back!  Help me! :o


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 02, 2010 03:32:20 AM
It's all a conspiracy thisbird! ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on October 02, 2010 04:54:18 AM
My supplies came in the mail the other day so I can get to work on a few things after I wrap up another swap and a couple of aprons for a client.  I also found some purchased goodies that are PERFECT for my partner and I snagged those before someone else did.  I need to stop 'browsing' stores too - it's getting expensive!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on October 02, 2010 04:58:31 AM
Checking in; it's birthday *party* weekend for my birthday boy so I will be afk all weekend (party today, recover tomorrow--praying for beer to help me through it)

I have done nothing but plan, however I have planned a trip to Joanns to get supplies for a few things this week!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lindsay614 on October 02, 2010 05:34:32 AM
I am almost done with my partner's stocking! Broke a needle on my sewing machine, but I must have known that was going to happen because I had picked up some extras yesterday afternoon. :) Yeay!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on October 02, 2010 06:55:38 AM
Checking in! I'll be in Kentucky later today and all of tomorrow. :D
Looking into more supplies/stuffers. :D Hopefully something will jump out at me!

Well welcome to the bluegrass state! I hope you enjoy your stay  ;)

checking in.  I went through wists today! and made a list! but besides that and deciding on the probably kind of stocking I'm making, that's all i got done.

No sweat, partner! I have a list, that I have of course checked twice, and done one small, but other than that I haven't done much!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on October 02, 2010 10:32:10 AM
A day trip to the beach, and several hours of car crafting. Yay!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 02, 2010 12:06:16 PM
A little(lot of) repair of an earlier craft and redoing it for my partner. This will be the largest item in the stocking, and it may even fit.  It was an early attempt at a new craft and it isn't on here, mj so don't even bother to look. 8)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 02, 2010 01:43:02 PM
It sounds like everyone is moving right along! I haven't actually started crafting yet, but do have a list that I'm checking!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Homerof2 on October 02, 2010 02:17:10 PM
I'm still on holidays (1 more week) but I have some plans made and will continue to think and stalk while away.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 02, 2010 02:41:17 PM
I haven't started crafting yet either, but I bought most of the fabrics I will need for my partners stockings!  Hooray!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 02, 2010 04:36:52 PM
I went to michael's with my 20% friends and family coupon.  Found some really cute things and then all of sudden BAM! an absolutely wonderful idea for an item right there in the store! I couldn't find all the materials there today, but I'm really excited about it.  I don't know why I didn't think of it before!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: RedMenace on October 02, 2010 10:22:16 PM
Checking in!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Bexxer on October 03, 2010 09:54:28 AM
I'm checking in! I'm making a list of things I need to start crafting and things are going swimmingly! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on October 03, 2010 10:16:03 AM
I bought some supplies for bexxer's actual stocking last night!! now to dig my sewing machine out of storage!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: InShambles on October 03, 2010 10:51:32 AM
I'm checking in. I have everything planned out & after my trip to Hobby Lobby tomorrow I'll be ready to start crafting. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: oneredboot on October 03, 2010 03:34:11 PM
Also checking in!  This swap is making me anticipate Xmas stuff in the stores!! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 03, 2010 03:38:48 PM
Anticipate? There's Christmas stuff all over the place down here! I found my favorite soft peppermints last week. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 03, 2010 05:16:56 PM
Right after Halloween I should be able to start finding those delicious Hershey's white chocolate candy cane kisses, as Walmart is still in full-on trick-or-treat mode. 

I'm going to be taking my beads n stuff to work after I finish my current button art project to do a couple projects for this swap and the frugal swap, HINT HINT, Troublet ;)  Well, I could be doing a TON of different things with my beads, so I gues that's not that big of a hint :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 03, 2010 05:19:56 PM
I'm going to be taking my beads n stuff to work after I finish my current button art project to do a couple projects for this swap and the frugal swap, HINT HINT, Troublet ;)  Well, I could be doing a TON of different things with my beads, so I gues that's not that big of a hint :D

Tease me, will you!? ;)

That's ok, you best behave TSM! I might just keep this really cool item for myself.   ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 03, 2010 07:41:46 PM
You wouldn't dare, you stinker :P  LOL!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 03, 2010 07:57:32 PM
You wouldn't dare, you stinker :P  LOL!

Check my username again my dear!  ;)

I've had a crazy productive weekend. Stuff has been made and I'm a happy Me!



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 03, 2010 09:13:12 PM
Sweetyetevil I have to tell you what an incredible help your wist has been! I've been non-stop inspired by what I've found on there (and that hardly ever happens!)  I'm so excited by what I have so far, its going to be torture waiting til after Halloween to send!  Today my daughter gave me a condesending look and said - "Really Mom? Christmas in October?"  I told her absolutely not - I have vowed not to send until November - and there's nothing wrong with a little Christmas in November is there?  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on October 03, 2010 09:31:06 PM
i just checked my list twice and all i can say is. 
whew.  i am glad my partner and i are looking to meet in real life (scary... cool... a real life craftster!!) there is no way i could afford the postage! ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on October 04, 2010 12:06:23 AM
Checking in too.  Just got back from vacation a few hours ago.  Productive, and I was able to get along further in my angel package that I volunteered for and started a part of this swap.  I also picked up a stuffer on our shopping day.  Luckily when we got back, I found that the supplies I ordered had arrived - yay.  Hoping to start the stocking soon!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on October 04, 2010 06:21:30 AM
Checking in- Finished up my yoga swap...mailing out today...now all my craftiness can go straight into my stocking package!! YAY!  And I'm off allllllllll next week so it's gonna be a craft bonanza!!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on October 04, 2010 06:27:40 AM
Sweetyetevil I have to tell you what an incredible help your wist has been! I've been non-stop inspired by what I've found on there (and that hardly ever happens!)  I'm so excited by what I have so far, its going to be torture waiting til after Halloween to send!  Today my daughter gave me a condesending look and said - "Really Mom? Christmas in October?"  I told her absolutely not - I have vowed not to send until November - and there's nothing wrong with a little Christmas in November is there?  ;)
Wooo hooo so glad my wist is awe inspiring!!!
I see nothing wrong with Christmas in November  ;). haha I have my 13 mini days of halloween package buring a hole in my brain as I still have a few weeks until that begins...AHHHH! To see a nice big package and not be able to open it is killing me.....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 04, 2010 06:52:33 AM
I finished up all the Craftster and personal swaps I was in yesterday afternoon, and got started on my partner's package last night.  Yea!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on October 04, 2010 07:39:45 AM
Woo! i finished my 13 days swap now i just have to send and finish one for the givers and needers swap too. Unfortunately my tendinitis is flaring up and i have to take a small few day break to try and get it under control again. this will give me time to get my plans in order though


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 04, 2010 08:58:13 AM
I finished up all the Craftster and personal swaps I was in yesterday afternoon, and got started on my partner's package last night.  Yea!

Ooh Yay!! I"m going to get started today once I get my fabric dried and pressed!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on October 04, 2010 09:31:24 AM
I swear, I'm going to learn to drive just for this swap. I need to get to michael's, but between my fiance and I's schedules we have had no time. I'm going to have an aneurysm waiting!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on October 04, 2010 09:58:12 AM
i just went shopping.  and i had a kinda inspired idea for the actual stocking (or tote bag  :D)...

it will either blow my partner out of the water. or end up a total dog's breakfast.
i'm excited!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on October 04, 2010 03:28:19 PM
I went to JoAnn fabrics for some supplies today with coupons in hand and ended up not using them because everything was already on sale! xD I love/hate when that happens.

>.> In other news, I finished my aunt's Christmas gift and started on another one for the boyfriend.
In swappy news, I failed at one project I was trying. Now to recruit my aunt...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 04, 2010 07:37:44 PM
sloth13, don't worry, I am sure my first attempt at the actual stocking is going to be wonky, as I'm using a funky fabric. We'll see how it goes.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: InShambles on October 04, 2010 08:13:33 PM
Just checking in, I had a highly successful trip to the craft store today and am ready to begin crafting!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on October 05, 2010 06:00:18 AM
I loooooove 50% off Halloween decorations! I've gone absolutely batty! (haha, it's a borderline hint I couldn't resist!)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 05, 2010 07:55:33 AM
I'm using a funky fabric.
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  /quote     Ok, shimmery and funky....I'm really curious!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 05, 2010 02:05:04 PM
I just had the WORST day at work where I had to fight tears as I walked out the door (one thing was my mistake and I felt ashamed for making it, the other was realizing that you never really leave high school when it comes to your coworkers. )

ANYWAY, I plan on starting some laundry and then crafting to relieve some stress. ARGH! I hate bad days at work!  This is my first one at this job, and my mistake is going to carry over to tomorrow so I'll probably be destress-crafting tomorrow night too. :(

Perhaps it will all be worth it and I'll complete more stocking stuffers... *fingers crossed*


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 05, 2010 02:26:26 PM
OMG!!!!  I've been thinking the last few days, I can't believe how quiet the stocking thread has been... I don't know why I haven't been getting updates, could it really be that I haven't replied in here yet?!  Well, I'm sorry to all for not chatting in here, especially Sevsonlygirl and TheSapphireMoon!!!  I will catch up tonight or tomorrow!  Though, Me and TSM have been chatting in pm's at least  ;)

I am still here and have lots of lovely plans!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 05, 2010 02:48:49 PM
I've finished my STS custom item, so I will hopefully be getting started on some goodies for Frugal and this swap at work tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on October 05, 2010 03:54:03 PM
I picked up a couple of stuffers and made my list of what I am making. A list is gonna help me get in gear for the crafting portion. I have a lot of interesting thing on my victims wist so I am now armed...hehehe :D Stocking is still sitting here all cut up but not sewn. At least I got my idea, cut it and just need to sew it...thats the main centerpiece right?!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 05, 2010 04:23:32 PM
I have begun this craft-a-thon.....  ;)

I have also paid VERY close attention to what my partner wants.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on October 05, 2010 04:49:28 PM
just a quick check in. I have an unexpected guest showing up tomorrow so I have been busy working on stuff for her. *sigh* and I just got the job I interviewed for and now I am going to have even less time to craft :/


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Juicebox29 on October 05, 2010 04:52:38 PM
Take your time! we have lots and lots of it!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 05, 2010 05:47:08 PM
I picked up a couple of stuffers and made my list of what I am making. A list is gonna help me get in gear for the crafting portion. I have a lot of interesting thing on my victims wist so I am now armed...hehehe :D Stocking is still sitting here all cut up but not sewn. At least I got my idea, cut it and just need to sew it...thats the main centerpiece right?!

how exciting I ca't wait to see the centerpeice ;D
I havn't even gotten to start the stocking yet because of the two other swaps I'm in and behind in have to be sent out my monday, once those are done I'm going to get going on the stocking, I love the idea I have.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on October 05, 2010 05:56:57 PM
I have begun this craft-a-thon.....  ;)

I have also paid VERY close attention to what my partner wants.

I thought I felt someone looking over my shoulder on here  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Linnybelle on October 05, 2010 06:35:11 PM
My landlady gave me a month's notice on Sunday, so I've been trying to find a place to move to.  Needless to say, not much crafting has gotten done yet, but I'm solidifying my thoughts.  Tomorrow after class, I shall send my partner my questions and hopefully be able to start something.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 05, 2010 06:40:40 PM
I havn't even gotten to start the stocking yet because of the two other swaps I'm in and behind in have to be sent out my monday, once those are done I'm going to get going on the stocking, I love the idea I have.

Started or not - its always exciting to hear that the wheels are turning!  This swap just makes me feel like a, like a....well - like a kid at Christmastime!!!   :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 05, 2010 07:26:45 PM
CONGRATULATIONS DARKLADYMAJESTA!

ETA just so I don't go off topic, I will be doing communication on Friday evening. I'm proud of all my swappers. Hoping to make a list too, as the smalls have not even been planned. I guess I'm off to my lovely partner's wists. Again. SO MUCH inspiration there.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 05, 2010 10:19:09 PM
ah thank you very much!  I do love to search wists and add to mine!  Mostly what I've found lately are things to MAKE for others though!  I guess I just like looking at pretty pictures!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on October 06, 2010 06:14:32 AM
My partner hooked me up with an awesome list last night that I am going to incorporate into my plan.  I have many of my store bought items done.  Now to craft!  We had some freak cold weather here in MD so I had to take a minute to make Harper (13 month old) a new hat for the mornings that we took the older two to school.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lindsay614 on October 06, 2010 06:50:08 AM
I have all kinds of ideas for stocking stuffers (stocking is now finished!), though I haven't started them yet. Hoping this weekend is full of crafting time!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 06, 2010 09:46:57 AM
I have begun this craft-a-thon.....  ;)

I have also paid VERY close attention to what my partner wants.

I thought I felt someone looking over my shoulder on here  :D

Yes, yes. Some would say my stalking is unhealthy...   ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on October 06, 2010 02:17:51 PM
WOOO! Sent all of my 13 days of halloween so now im home free, well almost gotta work on givers and needers and home work, but i should be home free to work on this swap from here on out!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 06, 2010 02:54:25 PM
Here is a word teaser for my partner:  fleece, buttons, snaps, ceramics, rick-rack.....  Hmmmm....wonder what all this could be about?????   ;D

(My girls helped me find what I needed today at Joanns...they are really such a help, and I like going there with them!)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 06, 2010 04:40:38 PM
Here is a word teaser for my partner:  fleece, buttons, snaps, ceramics, rick-rack.....  Hmmmm....wonder what all this could be about?????   ;D

(My girls helped me find what I needed today at Joanns...they are really such a help, and I like going there with them!)

 :DI have to say, the ceramics part of that is really throwing me off!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 06, 2010 06:10:59 PM
Hee-hee!  ::)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: juliminustheE on October 06, 2010 08:22:28 PM
I am sending out my Halloween swap on Friday, and then I will be submerging myself in Christmas crafts for the next 3 months! Three 3 Christmas swaps and nothing else, I am excited!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 06, 2010 08:39:04 PM
For some reason I was thinking that send outs were at the begining of november, I was starting to stress but I feel better now ;D I'm going to buy some supplies this weekend and dig through my stash to see what I have.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 07, 2010 03:01:36 AM
I was hoping that I would have lots of crafting time this weekend to start this swap crafting, but then remembered it's my MIL's birthday on Sat and I have a baby shower to attend on Sunday.  Hopefully I can get something done!

I'm still looking at lists and lists and lists!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on October 07, 2010 05:05:38 AM
Hi all - just a quick note to say that my brand new laptop is experiencing a lot of issues right now.  :(  I am soooooo upset.  So at the moment, I've got work computers and my OLD laptop - which I replaced for a reason. :(

Hopefully the new one straightens itself out, but I might be slower than usual to respond to things.  I'm so sorry!  I haven't abandoned you all, however!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 07, 2010 05:40:51 AM
My first goal of the day (even though I'm at work) is to tame my list down.  TheSapphireMoon is SO easy to plan things for I have this chaotic mess that I'm calling a list.  I need to pick what I actually plan on making and then I can get started. 

I'm feeling SO Christmasy right now.  The weather here is abnormally amazing, I picked up one of my fave drinks this morning from Starbucks, a peppermint mocha and I'm seriously considering playing my Burl Ives Christmas station on Pandora while I work today  :)  *Sigh* life is good.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on October 07, 2010 06:01:06 AM
I'm off allllllllllllll next week to craft craft craft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like singing the na na na na song but I won't rub it in too much  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 07, 2010 06:29:28 AM
Have fun on your days off, you deserve them!  Get a lot done, don't spend all your time cuddling your adorable little girl!  Although, she is much cuter and more fun than a glue gun!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 07, 2010 09:22:21 AM
Have fun on your days off, you deserve them!  Get a lot done, don't spend all your time cuddling your adorable little girl!  Although, she is much cuter and more fun than a glue gun!
And no burns in awkward places :D  LOL!

murbeck, craft what feels right *a la Wendy's* !  I have a list for you, it IS organized, but filled up with WAAAAYYYY too many ideas...though I may go for the gusto and actually make them ALL!!  Just because :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on October 07, 2010 10:06:46 AM
Thanks for the congrats! I really needed this new position :) Some of my friends have been looking for work since December and have had a lot more interviews.

In crafting news, I have managed to corral all of my supplies for the stocking into a few reusable shopping bags. Now I can just grab a bag and get to work while around company ;) Still, sewing the stocking is going to take some planning because I am not that advanced of a sewer...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on October 07, 2010 11:24:55 AM
I am so close to finishing my other swaps and then I can concentrate on all stocking all the time!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on October 07, 2010 11:42:15 AM
I am so close to finishing my other swaps and then I can concentrate on all stocking all the time!

Me too! Though I did come across some great stuffers whilst at Kmart the other night lol.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 07, 2010 11:50:05 AM
Stocking's almost done - and I have finally accepted my disability when it comes to visualizing how the lining will turn out once I sew things together and turn everything.  It does not matter how many bags, stockings, etc I have made - it just always seems wrong when I'm sewing it together.  Don't worry sweetyetevil - it all turns out okay in the end.  LOL!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on October 07, 2010 12:06:20 PM
I have gotten a good start on my stocking, and I picked up a bunch of stuffers around town last week, so I think things are going well!  SMLounsbury sent me an awesome list of stuff she'd like, and it gave me so many more ideas!!  I have inspiration overload!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 07, 2010 12:11:27 PM
I picked up a few things at JoAnne's today for some of the stuffers I am making for my partner's stocking.  I haven't started the actual stocking yet, but I'm moving right along with everything else.  Is it sad that I am devoting Sunday to crafting and cleaning mainly because it's my NFL team's bye week?  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 07, 2010 01:08:55 PM
I picked up a few things at JoAnne's today for some of the stuffers I am making for my partner's stocking.  I haven't started the actual stocking yet, but I'm moving right along with everything else.  Is it sad that I am devoting Sunday to crafting and cleaning mainly because it's my NFL team's bye week?  :)

Steelers fan?  :) ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on October 07, 2010 01:47:00 PM
Steelers fan?  :) ;D
Hee, hee. Steelers have been on my mind because of another swap I'm in and that got me to thinking about this kid I worked with at a preschool.

When the Seahawks (local team) and the Steelers were in the superbowl, this little boy's parents taught him to say "Go Steelers" everytime the Seahawks were mentioned. It worked so well that come March some little girl 2 tables away trying to explain teams to another kid said "Like the Seahawks". Without looking up from his snack the boy says "Go Steelers".

I swear Pavlov would have had a field day!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 07, 2010 03:01:36 PM
OMG that is hilarious!!  How adorable!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 07, 2010 07:38:18 PM
Moving right along...made something today inspired by something I saw on the internet.  I tweaked it a bit and I loved how it turned out!  I'm going to make a lot of these items, some for my partner, and some for my children's teachers, and some for friends, and some for....   :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 07, 2010 08:25:16 PM
I picked up a few things at JoAnne's today for some of the stuffers I am making for my partner's stocking.  I haven't started the actual stocking yet, but I'm moving right along with everything else.  Is it sad that I am devoting Sunday to crafting and cleaning mainly because it's my NFL team's bye week?  :)

Steelers fan?  :) ;D

Yup! I'm only 1.5 hours from Pittsburgh, so I've grown up bleeding black and gold haha.  If you would have seen me this past Sunday, you would have thought I was going to explode in my jersey :)

Calabaza--- That is too cute! My uncle is a Dolphins fan and when we are all together my baby cousins love going "Dolphins thumbs up! Steelers thumbs down!" :)



At least I won't have distractions this Sunday and can craft :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 08, 2010 06:35:54 AM
I finished a small item for this and the frugal swap at work.  I would've made a 2nd item for this swap as well, but ran out of time before clocking out after it turned out a bit of a fail and I have to do it over :(  It can be taken apart and put back together a different way...I'm just upset it didn't come out the first time.  Gives me something to do when I'm back to work on Sunday!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: gatheredthreads on October 08, 2010 10:23:44 AM
I have had no time to craft lately, between one thing and another.

DH (who works at home) came to me this morning and said, since he wasn't busy for once with work, he could take DD out to run an errand before her nap.  She fell asleep in the car on the way there  :D  They were gone for 2 1/2 hours!  I now have a zillion projects started  ;D

My partner is SO much fun to craft for!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 08, 2010 10:40:27 AM
Instead of attempting to narrow down my list, I made a separate list of things I want to get accomplished this weekend.  I will try to continue this trend each weekend.  Half the list is for this swap, and half for the mini 12 days of christmas swap.  I have a lot to do before December!!!!  But I have great partners so it's all great crafting  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on October 08, 2010 11:30:55 AM
I picked up a few things at JoAnne's today for some of the stuffers I am making for my partner's stocking.  I haven't started the actual stocking yet, but I'm moving right along with everything else.  Is it sad that I am devoting Sunday to crafting and cleaning mainly because it's my NFL team's bye week?  :)

Steelers fan?  :) ;D

Yup! I'm only 1.5 hours from Pittsburgh, so I've grown up bleeding black and gold haha.  If you would have seen me this past Sunday, you would have thought I was going to explode in my jersey :)

Calabaza--- That is too cute! My uncle is a Dolphins fan and when we are all together my baby cousins love going "Dolphins thumbs up! Steelers thumbs down!" :)



At least I won't have distractions this Sunday and can craft :)

Here in Canada you the talk is similar..only replace the football teams with hockey..heh  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on October 08, 2010 11:35:26 AM
all of my bought items are bought...now to craft.

<my bot was trained by 18 months to say 'leafs suck' anytime anyone mentioned the leafs... he's now a sens fan while i root for the habs...it can make for some tense dinner conversations :D>


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on October 08, 2010 12:38:07 PM
I mailed off my angel package this morning, so I think I am free to concentrate all on this swap.  Except for a baby set I promised a cousin. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 08, 2010 12:57:11 PM
I picked up a few things at JoAnne's today for some of the stuffers I am making for my partner's stocking.  I haven't started the actual stocking yet, but I'm moving right along with everything else.  Is it sad that I am devoting Sunday to crafting and cleaning mainly because it's my NFL team's bye week?  :)

Steelers fan?  :) ;D

Yup! I'm only 1.5 hours from Pittsburgh, so I've grown up bleeding black and gold haha.  If you would have seen me this past Sunday, you would have thought I was going to explode in my jersey :)
Calabaza--- That is too cute! My uncle is a Dolphins fan and when we are all together my baby cousins love going "Dolphins thumbs up! Steelers thumbs down!" :)
At least I won't have distractions this Sunday and can craft :)
My hubs is a huge steelers fan too, he was pretty dissapointed last week, but is happy that Ben will be back next week.  On a crafty football note, I usually try to make him something team realted every year since a) he's so hard to buy for and b) "liscensed" NFL is soooo expensive.  I am thinking of trying my hand a building a shot glass cabinet this year.  We're such nerds, we never use shot glasses, but somehow ended up collecting them  ::)
I don't know if my woodworking skills are up to par, but I"m gonna give it a shot!  yay crafting!

-- Oh yes, and MissBarbara, you are full of the hints, huh?  :D I need to get some tease pics going!  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on October 08, 2010 06:48:57 PM
checking in.  I am not any closer to crafting today than I was last week.  :/


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 08, 2010 09:11:57 PM
checking in.  I am not any closer to crafting today than I was last week.  :/
Want me to come over and help get you started?  I can't seem to STOP crafting!  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on October 09, 2010 06:18:34 AM
checking in.  I am not any closer to crafting today than I was last week.  :/
Want me to come over and help get you started?  I can't seem to STOP crafting!  ;)

I'm starting the design major at my university, so any crafting time I have seems to be sucked up by all the freaking homework I have to do.  Make 2 skirts and a pair of pants!  Halloween costumes!  I bought fabulous materials for punkins but I just cant get to them.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 09, 2010 07:14:51 AM
 :P  I gave myself a blister last night, from working on one of my partner's items!  No worries, I'll band-aid it and be good to go!  8)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: DeSade13 on October 09, 2010 09:14:02 AM
Just wanted to say I am around! I have been super busy IRL and have been finished up a couple other swaps. The ideas are up there though and I can't wait to get started :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: oneredboot on October 09, 2010 10:58:01 AM
I'm working on my stocking today and having tons of fun with it!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Rustyboobz on October 09, 2010 02:16:03 PM
checking in to say i haven't been able to craft. my boss is draining all my energy and patience at work :( next week she's going to Brazil and then i'll get back to my usual self :p


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on October 09, 2010 02:57:11 PM
Picked up another purchased thing yesterday.  I love that superhooker gave me a list.  It's so easy to be out somewhere and pick up random things that i know she will love!   ;D  I'll have all of the purchased things knocked out in no time. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on October 09, 2010 03:07:43 PM
Okay with this three day weekend, I am committing myself to using Monday as a crafting day. :D  I hope to get the stocking done and one of the crafted items I have in mind.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 09, 2010 03:26:54 PM
I will be finishing one of the items for my partner today! :) Yay! Honestly, I should have finished it two days ago, but I remembered I had to sew my kiddo her Halloween costume since it's sneaking up on me! I have my 11 month old's costume still to make (but it's super easy - A Simplicity Easy-to-sew pattern) and that will happen on Monday. I think I'm going to try to get my partner's actual stocking done/at-least-started this weekend.  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 09, 2010 03:30:54 PM
Oooh, I'm jealous of the folks with a three day weekend! There are very, very few jobs in my town that give employees that. We have a ton of retail, cable, grocery stores and such.  Anyway, I am super excited to have tomorrow off to craft.  My roommate is taking a bus trip to Salamanca, NY for some fun gambling (hoping she wins lol) so I'll have the whole living room to spread out.  I have one of my main craft items started and I'm hoping to finish it tomorrow :)

I love this swap!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 09, 2010 03:37:19 PM
My husband and I went into hyperdrive cleaning the house today for some reason which means I have tomorrow to craft for ORB! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on October 09, 2010 03:41:58 PM
my plans are thus.

 in between friends coming over, drinking copious amounts of gin, eating not one but two thanksgiving dinners i will begin crafting.

happy thanksgiving canadian swappers.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 09, 2010 04:34:08 PM
Now THAT sounds like a plan!  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 09, 2010 04:51:33 PM
Lucky me, I think my router is out, so I have to sit right next to the stupid cable modem. Get one thing fixed, darn if something else doesn't break. I will not be checking communication for my group until monday.

I am only in one swap, so I'm being a procrastinator.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 09, 2010 07:31:50 PM
I just finished a largish (in size) piece.

I can't wait for tomorrow morning when I can really dig in! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 09, 2010 08:40:28 PM
"Happiness is.... having the perfect trim for your stocking just jump right out at you as you're walking down the aisle - and you weren't even looking for it!!"


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on October 10, 2010 06:16:29 AM
I'm going to start my first crafted stuffer today.  Hubby is doing school work, the older kids are occupied and the littlest will be ready for a nap by noon.  :)  Even if I can cut pieces for everything that needs to be sewn (hand or otherwise) it will be huge.  DH just bought me a domain name last night for my new shop, so I have to find some time to get that up and running.  Busy, busy!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 10, 2010 08:03:05 AM
Woo hoo, I had a craft-a-licious Saturday.  In addition to a few things completed for the other swap, I also made TSM's stocking (which I'm loving), a cute set of _____ that's already stuffed inside along with the _____ I made but attached to the ____ yesterday and today I plan on starting the big gift too :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 10, 2010 08:30:30 AM
Back at work today...BLAH...but I will be re-doing the 2nd item I attempted last week before I was off, so there's still a silver lining to being here today :)  I only got like 4hr of sleep last night, as we had friends over and they were rowdy into the AM ::)  Cripes...probably will be crashing out early tonight as a result, so I better work on what I can at work today!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on October 10, 2010 11:06:00 AM
I made a few smalls, bought a couple of stuffers... But that's all I've been up to recently!
I bought material for a stocking, now it's just getting it done! And, of course, working on the one project that's been giving me grief!  >:( I will defeat you! *shakes fist*


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 10, 2010 11:24:01 AM
shhhhhhh.......I think I'm done. :o


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 10, 2010 12:36:33 PM
shhhhhhh.......I think I'm done. :o


Like... DONE done?!!?!  :o


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on October 10, 2010 03:19:35 PM
shhhhhhh.......I think I'm done. :o

Done done?  As in ... done?

Eep.  Good thing I plan on crafting tomorrow or I'd feel like a really big slacker.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lindsay614 on October 10, 2010 04:47:52 PM
If I can get my hands on a glue gun, I'll be finished with the stocking and 1 stuffer. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on October 10, 2010 04:53:37 PM
shhhhhhh.......I think I'm done. :o

*crickets chirp*

I'm almost done with one crafted. (I say meekly...)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 10, 2010 05:01:09 PM
I'm not even close to done ;D I'm still debating if I'm going to _____ or _____ the stocking, I'm more worried about getting the stuffers done and then I'll decide which way I'm doing the stocking, either way its going to look pretty much the same.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 10, 2010 05:13:59 PM
LOL - yes - actually done done.  ;)  I swear - something just clicked with sweetyetevil's wist - from the first day I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and even though there was a little hitch in the first project I have been so excited about how everything's turned out!  Luckily I've had plenty of crafting time so I never had to get off the roll that I seemed to be on!  Sewed the final trim on my stocking today, took pictures  - now all I have to do is wrap things up and send it off....which I will NOT do until November, because really - this is a bit ridiculous!  ha!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 10, 2010 05:20:33 PM
I have to say that I'm pretty far along too.  This is a really fun swap, and I think it really gets people's crafting motors going! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 10, 2010 05:44:39 PM
You all are amazing me!  I haven't done anything but make a list!  Well, I guess I have a couple of very smalls done!  I've been in the comfort zone of "Well I have 2 months almost!"  Opps, now it is a month and 10 days,  I need something to fire me up!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 10, 2010 05:48:12 PM
Yeesh! I wish I had a lot of time to craft and not get out of the roll! I'm just trying to take advantage of what time I have before work gets super crazy right before the deadline.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 10, 2010 07:18:39 PM
Yay! I am nearly done with one of my main stuffers! Just a bit more to do. I'm liking this project, but it's one of those "complete the step.... dry, dry, dry....complete next step...dry, dry, dry" and so on :)  My mom came to visit today and we managed to hit up the craft stores for some more supplies and I found a stocking pattern (plus some other fun Christmas ideas in the envelope) for .99! Yay, bargains :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 10, 2010 07:59:59 PM
You all are amazing me!  I haven't done anything but make a list!  Well, I guess I have a couple of very smalls done!  I've been in the comfort zone of "Well I have 2 months almost!"  Opps, now it is a month and 10 days,  I need something to fire me up!!!

This is so freaky how much we are alike.  I am working on one item still and will draw up my pattern for the stocking when I'm able.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 11, 2010 05:33:02 AM
 ;)  I'm here!  Have got a LOT done and bought.  Have been posting on thread and PMing with my partner.  Just waiting now to hear from her about something else.  This is fun!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on October 11, 2010 05:36:34 AM
oh my goodness how time just passes by. I have the fabric for my stocking all ready to go and i have the pattern made. I have a list of things i want to put in it all ready to go im just finishing up a few other things before i get started on this one.

Hope everyone has a great Monday!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on October 11, 2010 05:59:14 AM
I got no crafting done this weekend due to the allure of the damn cider mill. ;)  I have to hit the bank this morning and then I'm pulling out my box of _____ to get started on something inspired by my partner's wists.   ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on October 11, 2010 06:14:33 AM
I have the fabric for my partner's stocking, which I've taken out several times, to start on, but then gotten intimidated (I'm not a great sewer) and so still debating if I actually want to SEW the stocking.....
lol

I have a few stuffers done, or nearly done...
Blew an engine on another car (yes I said another) last week, so I've been stuck home without any way to get to the craft stores!! I need more _______ to finish up a crafted stuffer!!

My partner and IHave been Pming though not with the crazy frequency that we were at the beginning of this swap :-D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on October 11, 2010 07:52:49 AM
I have the stocking planned, but not started yet.  I have the supplies for some of the other stuff I have planned, some bought stuffers, and some of hte crafted stuffers started.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on October 11, 2010 08:22:48 AM
Checking in! Been crafting away. Trying to figure out which fabric to use for the stocking, I have so much fabulous Christmas fabric!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on October 11, 2010 08:32:22 AM
Checking in....have a few things done and more to start on!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: oneredboot on October 11, 2010 08:48:05 AM
Checking in .... I made several items this weekend -- successful stocking stuffing!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: InShambles on October 11, 2010 08:54:13 AM
Checking in, I spent the weekend happily crafting away.  ;D >:( ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on October 11, 2010 09:06:02 AM
I'm checkin in- Was in a wedding this last week, so It's been busy. I have some stuff started and will hopefully finish a project or 2.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thenorm02 on October 11, 2010 09:44:42 AM
ohhhh soooo much crafting going on!  :o ...at everyone elses houses! lol

Im not a slacker, just sick.  BUT Im on the up swing and starting to feel better.  :D

I have my partners stocking sketched out and ...3 stuffers? sketched? Im going to Joanns today to get some supplies for this swap and for the 6 ORDERS of rat and ferret bedding that I have! (I need to get to sewing! I can make some good money if I stop procrastinating on these damn bedding orders!! lol)

but never fear!! I know that I shall be crafting like an idiot soon...my husband gets deployed to afganistan around the 20th and crafting is how I cope with him being gone.

 ;D Happy Crafting my fellow crafters! ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 11, 2010 09:59:08 AM
checking in--- doing great!  stocking done, a few fillers are already nestled inside  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 11, 2010 11:30:11 AM
I was planning on doing some serious crafting today but my 4 y/o has a nasty stomach bug so that went out the window, maybe I can get some stuff done tomorrow. I have everything pallned out exactly and my shopping list, now I just have to get crafting.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 11, 2010 12:08:04 PM
Hey all! Just checking in. I got my partner's stocking started. However, the .       . I started for her took a minor back seat for it. That is all ok, though, as I will be finishing it tonight. :) Hopefully, the stocking will be done in the next week. I will have to take a quick break to make my baby her Halloween costume (SUPER easy pattern) and some bloomers for my 3 y/o's costume. That should take a total of about a day. Then, I'm on this swap like my kid on candy.  ;D Or just me on candy.....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Homerof2 on October 11, 2010 12:21:32 PM
I'm home from holidays so now it's time to stop just stalking and actually get some crafting done!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 11, 2010 04:42:30 PM
The norm, rat bedding? I love how everyone checks in here. I lost my wireless and have limited hard wired connectivity, but am procrastinating as much as possible, because looming deadlines are where I get my best work done (hint hint Thisbirdsabsurd). 8)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 11, 2010 05:00:00 PM
but am procrastinating as much as possible, because looming deadlines are where I get my best work done (hint hint Thisbirdsabsurd). 8)
LC I am your sister in procrastination - normally......but like I said - the spirit just overcame me this time.  Hey - wait a minute - maybe I am becoming a "recovering procrastinator"!  NAAAAAAH - it'll never happen! ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 11, 2010 05:02:22 PM
Actually I really admire the energy it takes to get more than one swap done at a time. Just, please I ask, wait a little to send so I will not feel so bad. he he he I have the stocking and the big planned, but there are tons of little small projects I can do. Lucky to have margiej for my partner. We are going to see some very nice things.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thenorm02 on October 11, 2010 05:04:17 PM
yes Rat bedding :)

I was part of a group in Ga called the Crafty weasels, we made ferret hammocks for shelters around the country :D and I am part of a few diffrent rat groups so I have adapted my craft for my pet rats and for my friends as well. :D

I actually went to Rat Camp in Silver Springs Florida this summer and sold a bunch of my stuff  :D I love making sure the critters are warm and happy  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on October 11, 2010 06:50:14 PM
I am the lucky recipient of some of her bedding, my ferret boys love it!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 11, 2010 06:57:27 PM
I finished another small for ORB. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on October 11, 2010 08:39:21 PM
i have begun. and made wicked good progress today.
 mwahahahaha!

 and tonight i sit... relax from turkey and pie and string some _______ on the ________ and thread the ____ on the ______ for the outside of the ______...

tho i really need to pencil mom in for some lessons on how to _______ properly.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: theballandskein on October 11, 2010 09:07:28 PM
Getting things started......


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on October 11, 2010 09:33:12 PM
Hi peoples!

I am just finishing up my Halloween swap and then I will move on to this one. I have the concept for my stocking all figured out and I will be getting supplies this weekend. I'm also going to NY sheep and wool this weekend so I will no doubt be in a fiber coma next Monday. I love wool!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: pinkmichk on October 12, 2010 03:22:51 AM
just checking in been super busy & had some internet issues but am here


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 12, 2010 07:16:25 AM
Thanks for quickly checking in ladies!  I need to contact a few more in my group that I haven't heard from lately. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on October 12, 2010 07:30:39 AM
I'm checking in too!

Honestly I would have checked in yesterday but I spent it crafting  :) Not for this swap, though, for me. Yes, I know, very selfish  :D

I was going to craft another ___ for Audania1 but I could not find a ___ anywhere in the house! So, I had to put it on hold and make myself a dress and a fascinator. Such a shame  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: gatheredthreads on October 12, 2010 07:37:26 AM
I have multicoloured hands lately from crafting  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 12, 2010 08:19:57 AM
I am still awaiting my "Ah-Ha Moment!" 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on October 12, 2010 08:45:11 AM
I am still awaiting my "Ah-Ha Moment!" 

Me, too, margie!

I did get one very small thing done yesterday, though.  I have the fabric for the stocking, but I haven't sat down to make it yet.  I am going back and forth about what I want to make for the other stuffers, though.  I'll need to go shopping next week because I think I have one idea, if I can find the supplies.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 12, 2010 10:43:31 AM
In the last 7 days haven't seen these swappers. Please raise a hey, I'm here.

"Juicebox29", "princesspimp81", "charzard", "stacysews"
 
Oct 12, 2010

I have limited nets right now, but I'm here. ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on October 12, 2010 10:59:09 AM
I thought I had already checked in, but then again, it's been crazy enough around here that maybe I haven't (my partner and I have been talking back and forth on PMs).  I've got all my supplies, but haven't crafted anything since my initial 3 that I started right off the bat.  Hopefully, this weekend I'll have more time to work on s few items.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on October 12, 2010 10:59:44 AM
i've had a few great AH-HA! moments and already have a few things i need to get some of them done so im really excited i have everything done for my other swaps just waiting on pay day to ship so its finally time to get started on this swap whole-heartedly


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 12, 2010 12:42:21 PM
I have tons of lists, but haven't actually crafted anything yet!  When I finally start, it will be non-stop crafting!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on October 12, 2010 12:59:06 PM
I'm off to purchase some awesome trimming I saw at JoAnn's the other day... >.> I neeeeeed it.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on October 12, 2010 01:05:08 PM
CHecking in...many projects started.....only one completed...but plodding along ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 12, 2010 01:46:52 PM
I'm checking in too!

Honestly I would have checked in yesterday but I spent it crafting  :) Not for this swap, though, for me. Yes, I know, very selfish  :D

I was going to craft another ___ for Audania1 but I could not find a ___ anywhere in the house! So, I had to put it on hold and make myself a dress and a fascinator. Such a shame  ;)

Oh my gosh - you crack me up! I WISH I had time to craft something for myself. As it is, I'm a stay at home mom. However, there always seems to be one more thing to do. Plus our Deathly Hallows swap. And my kiddos need costumes for Halloween. And I need to make Christmas stuff for gifts for my family.  :o

I did manage to make Elli's Halloween costume, and as soon as I finish your    
I'll be pausing again to make M'aire's (my almost 1 y/o) costume too. It should only take me about a day, though, then I'm back on full-scale. :)

So, what kind of dress did you make? Have you posted it on Craftster? or your Fascinator?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 12, 2010 02:33:53 PM
Just checking in.  My stocking is finished and I think is pretty awesome.  I've got a decent number of my crafted goodies done also.  Actually I'm a little farther ahead than I would like as I don't want to send like silly early lol


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Linnybelle on October 12, 2010 02:58:04 PM
I'm hoping to actually finish something today.  I'm in the process of trying to pack and move again, so I don't want to start anything major for fear of losing it.  I'm almost positive on what I want to do with the stocking and I'm finishing one small.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 12, 2010 03:19:38 PM
AH-HA!!!  I knew there was some force behind my early finishing!!  I broke my hand this morning -and there's nothing more awkward than a one handed crafter!  So see?  There's a perfectly logical explaination.   ::)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 12, 2010 03:28:18 PM
Oh no!   :o :o  Hope you get to feeling better quickly!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on October 12, 2010 03:43:22 PM
Oh my gosh - you crack me up! I WISH I had time to craft something for myself. As it is, I'm a stay at home mom. However, there always seems to be one more thing to do. Plus our Deathly Hallows swap. And my kiddos need costumes for Halloween. And I need to make Christmas stuff for gifts for my family.  :o

So, what kind of dress did you make? Have you posted it on Craftster? or your Fascinator?

Aw, poor Audania1!

Yeah, they're posted. I just finished up somethings for you (still can't find a ___, but I got something else done at least) then I took pics of my stuff and slapped it on the clothing board  :D

AH-HA!!!  I knew there was some force behind my early finishing!!  I broke my hand this morning -and there's nothing more awkward than a one handed crafter!  So see?  There's a perfectly logical explaination.   ::)

Oh no, thisbird! How awful. I hope you make a speedy and full recovery!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 12, 2010 03:49:34 PM
AH-HA!!!  I knew there was some force behind my early finishing!!  I broke my hand this morning -and there's nothing more awkward than a one handed crafter!  So see?  There's a perfectly logical explaination.   ::)
I'm sorry to hear that, I hope it heals quick.
I got a little bit of crafting done today, I'm going shopping next week for all of my supplies and then I'll really be able to get crafting.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on October 12, 2010 03:55:40 PM
i need to kick my tookus into gear! I did my first craft show last weekend, and opened an Etsy. SO, now I am ready to get rolling!

On an organizational note, if you are in my group, please post! I have a few of you that I haven't heard from....


Thanks!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: edie22 on October 12, 2010 06:51:04 PM
I'm here! checking in! i've been non stop crafting for a couple of orders from work and trying to get the halloween swap done.

but i'm still here! I bought some stuffers the other day! :)



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 12, 2010 06:58:07 PM
Oh my thisbird, that is too awful. Hope you can mend quickly. Good thing you are done.

I plan on a lot of things, only 1 thing almost there. Stuck on the small stuff. I'm going with the flow.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 12, 2010 07:21:36 PM
 >:( >:( >:( I have been having some serious issues with Craftster!!  The page continues to halfway load, and then just stop.  I'm going to poke my eyes out in frusteration if it continues!   :-\
_Sorry for not checking in sooner!_
Also, Miss Barbara- I am going to attempt to load some teaser pics tomorrow, I hope it works!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Juicebox29 on October 12, 2010 07:42:59 PM
im here! still in the planning process, will be taking home some supplies this weekend and crafting, and buying the fabric for the stockings!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 12, 2010 08:25:29 PM
Thanks guys - I'll be fine.  I figure, if I had to break it I might as well think of something cool to decorate my cast when I get the real one on! (right now its in a splint.)
  Sounds like a few of you are catching up, and even though I vowed not to send in October, I can't wait for November to roll around so I can send this stuff on its way! ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on October 13, 2010 06:12:15 AM
AH-HA!!!  I knew there was some force behind my early finishing!!  I broke my hand this morning -and there's nothing more awkward than a one handed crafter!  So see?  There's a perfectly logical explaination.   ::)
Was this craft related?! You have been out of control with this swap LMAO but I am not complaining...I am jazzed to see what you made for lil ole' me hehe
I hope you get mended up quickly! I cannot imagine being one handed. I have a hard enough time with only two hands! ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 13, 2010 10:19:38 AM
-haha- no, not craft related...workout related.   :-\  and yes - TOTALLY out of control on my end....but I think you might be happy with the end result.  At least I hope so!! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on October 13, 2010 12:26:29 PM
I'm still crafting along...working on the stocking, and planning out all of my fillers!  I have a box started, and it is filling up already!  I am hoping to get my stocking done in the next week or so...just have to get a good amount of crafting time.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: RedMenace on October 13, 2010 02:10:30 PM
Checking in, and I finally have a moment to begin some actual crafting, hoorah!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 13, 2010 04:33:48 PM
Happily crafting away, and sezouli, if you post teaser pics I may just go over the edge!  ;)  It's hard enough for me already to know that a package is being made for me but I need to wait!  ::)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on October 13, 2010 05:14:31 PM
I'm here.  bought some fabric.  wish i could have bought more, but it was $20/yard!  good thing i had a coupon. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 13, 2010 06:09:49 PM
Just finished another piece for ORB!  It was a challenging piece as it went completely against my way of doing things but it turned out well. :D 

I sat down with my stocking list, crossed off what I've completed/gathered and realized that I'm halfway through...with the exception of the stocking. I know what I want to do but I have to do a bit of more design work before I start.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on October 13, 2010 09:45:37 PM
Tomorrow is try and be sewing day.....let hope it happens as it should and I don't get in a fist fight with my machine....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 13, 2010 09:47:44 PM
Ok, so I have "completed"       for my awesome partner. And by "completed" I mean that I still have the opportunity to add some       to       it up a bit if I want/need to later.  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on October 14, 2010 08:24:46 AM
Ack! I wanna know, Audania1  :D

Fine, revenge time. While catching up with ___ on ___, I finished your ___ of ___ ___ ___that took ___ and a ___.

Heh, heh. Revenge is a dish best served ___  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 14, 2010 08:35:42 AM
Haha! I love it. Well, here's another:

I started work on       . It's going to take a little longer than I planned because I have decided to        . But it's the first one like this I've done and I'm very pleased so far. The colors are       ,       , and      .

Ha! Take that!
(btw, the only one I could even HOPE to guess on yours is "revenge is a dish best served COLD." :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 14, 2010 09:23:49 AM
YAY!!  My group all get gold stars for checking in! :)

I'm a little stuck on what to do for the actual stocking, but I'm still looking!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 14, 2010 09:29:49 AM
Here's a tiny teaser....stocking & bought things not included.  ;)



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 14, 2010 09:40:22 AM
I'm so pleased that I am shipping today for another swap, and now can finally settle down to focusing on this and the mini 12 Days swap.  Yay!  I even vaccumed in here (well, the center of the room anyway LOL!)  You know those rooms they show on TV of Hoarders houses, where you can't even get to the windows........Well, gee, I yes I could be a TV star on one of those shows!  What a goal, right?  LOL!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 14, 2010 09:49:19 AM
I'm so pleased that I am shipping today for another swap, and now can finally settle down to focusing on this and the mini 12 Days swap.  Yay!  I even vaccumed in here (well, the center of the room anyway LOL!)  You know those rooms they show on TV of Hoarders houses, where you can't even get to the windows........Well, gee, I yes I could be a TV star on one of those shows!  What a goal, right?  LOL!

ssshhh, they make you get rid of stuff. 8)

On the plus side, you have plenty of 'stash'.  I def plan to craft tomorrow, after I run another truck errand for a friend. LMAO


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on October 14, 2010 11:08:58 AM
i started _____ing on a ______ of _____ so that i can finish those this weekend going to start on the stocking this weekend to and the ______ that goes ______ which can be ______. Im really excited about it


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 14, 2010 11:20:09 AM
Quote from: lovesclutter link=topic=358904.msg4248385#msg4248385

ssshhh, they make you get rid of stuff. Cool


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LOL!! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 14, 2010 11:24:55 AM
I started the large item last night for TSM and about 3 hours into it realized a teeny tiny mistake that I just couldn't seem to make right again... so I had to start allllll over.  Ugh.  At least the 2nd time around is going faster because I'm understanding the instructions easier now...  this is a challenging one for me but totally fun!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on October 14, 2010 02:16:03 PM
Finally I had a brainwave of what to do for the stocking...weee!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 14, 2010 03:44:26 PM
Tomorrow, I will at least get the stocking cut out, now that I decided on and cut out a pattern piece on Tues.  I need to decide on the background color(s)....hmmm....  I can work on the stocking at work, so I may only cut it out and work on my items for the frugal swap....that *&*#$%^@! Troublet already sent hrumph >:(  LOL!  I kid, I kid.  I love that she sent uber early...cuz I can feed off her package and spoil her!  Anyways...there's one other item I can work on for this swap that I can take to work, so I may figure it out as well and have 2 projects in the works :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on October 14, 2010 04:03:58 PM
I'm going to be knocking out the stocking this weekend, between celebrating my birthday.
I have to go home to do it, since I have no sewing machine.  ::) I have plans to knock out another project with a sewing machine as well... As well as a personal thing I want. A lot.  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 14, 2010 04:06:59 PM
*throws pillows at TSM*

Fine, just send that box back to me then. ;)

I just received a link for a super cool item that I"m going to make for ORB. I'm going to start on one tonight. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on October 14, 2010 04:51:45 PM
Here's a tiny teaser....stocking & bought things not included.  ;)

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/152518_14Oct10_teaser.png
:o haha you know I tried to click on the pic but it would not get bigger....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 14, 2010 06:39:34 PM
I just made the neatest thing tonight! I think I'm going to make a couple of these. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on October 14, 2010 07:08:03 PM
This is just a quick note to let you all know that my brain is percolating ideas, but my body will be off to Florida for a wedding!  :)  I'll be MIA for a few days - happy crafting!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: DeSade13 on October 14, 2010 08:53:10 PM
Finally wrapped up my other swaps and bought the fabric to make the main stocking today.

Can't wait to get started!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on October 15, 2010 06:40:44 AM
Checking in, don't know how long it's been since I posted?

I had a crazy last weekend at a debate tournament in Arkansas. We barely had time to eat, let alone me having time to think about crafting. This saturday is devoted to Michael's though. Really. I picked up some spur-of-the-moment fabric at walmart last night, it was too christmasy to let go.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lindsay614 on October 15, 2010 07:01:31 AM
Hey partner! I have not had a lot of time to craft this week either. We are having some work done on our house which required us to stay somewhere else for a few days, so I had to leave my sewing machine at home alone.  :(

Hoping to be back at it this weekend!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 15, 2010 08:01:21 AM
Hey partner! I have not had a lot of time to craft this week either. We are having some work done on our house which required us to stay somewhere else for a few days, so I had to leave my sewing machine at home alone.  :(

Hoping to be back at it this weekend!

Poor Sewing Machine  :'(  I hope you two get some alone time this weekend  ;)  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 15, 2010 08:30:08 AM
I'm having some alone time with my sewing machine and serger right now.  It's a 3-way LOL!  I've got some fabric in the wash for this and other swaps, hopefully going to get some goodies made today!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 15, 2010 08:35:45 AM
I'm having some alone time with my sewing machine and serger right now.  It's a 3-way LOL!  I've got some fabric in the wash for this and other swaps, hopefully going to get some goodies made today!


LOL!!!!  Alright, TSM!  Getter done!  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on October 15, 2010 09:11:58 AM
Checking in..
My husband surprised me with a trip for our 1st anniversary...so I am going to be MIA for a week while I eat baguettes in France, cheese in Switzerland, and drink beer in Germany.
Perhaps my partner will get something from one of these places in her stocking.

hehehe

see you next week. ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 15, 2010 10:16:12 AM
I'm going to be knocking out the stocking this weekend, between celebrating my birthday.
Happy Birthday! (Yay for October Birthdays, mine was yesterday  ;D  )


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 15, 2010 10:27:29 AM
Checking in..
My husband surprised me with a trip for our 1st anniversary...so I am going to be MIA for a week while I eat baguettes in France, cheese in Switzerland, and drink beer in Germany.
Perhaps my partner will get something from one of these places in her stocking.

hehehe

see you next week. ;D

WOW!!!  Congratulations on being married to an awesome husband for a year!!!!  HAVE FUN!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Homerof2 on October 15, 2010 10:52:05 AM
Stalking is done, list is made so now I just need to get to the crafting stage.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 15, 2010 11:07:29 AM
titaniumhip, have fun!!  I would love to make it to Europe one day :)

Cut out my stocking parts today.  Now I need to gather up colors of red, green, and white _______ and maybe some brown _______ for the ______ _______ on the _______ I hope to create on the stocking.  This will be a project for work, may take me 2 weeks throughout my daily shifts to complete it as I think it's gonna be large.

I am going to try to crank out a few smalls today to add to the other couple smalls I already completed at work this past week and I need to write up a list of purchased extras I wanna cram in here. 

I really hope to get things completed kinda quick on this swap and the rest I'm in, as Nicky and I are going to be going to a resort in New Hampshire in February for a week and I will need all the time I can get to work OT and do other things outside of work to get some extra $$ to buy cold weather wear and to sock away for purchases while we're gone.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 15, 2010 12:06:32 PM
titaniumhip, have fun!!  I would love to make it to Europe one day :)

Cut out my stocking parts today.  Now I need to gather up colors of red, green, and white _______ and maybe some brown _______ for the ______ _______ on the _______ I hope to create on the stocking.  This will be a project for work, may take me 2 weeks throughout my daily shifts to complete it as I think it's gonna be large.

I am going to try to crank out a few smalls today to add to the other couple smalls I already completed at work this past week and I need to write up a list of purchased extras I wanna cram in here. 

I really hope to get things completed kinda quick on this swap and the rest I'm in, as Nicky and I are going to be going to a resort in New Hampshire in February for a week and I will need all the time I can get to work OT and do other things outside of work to get some extra $$ to buy cold weather wear and to sock away for purchases while we're gone.

Yay, I love craftster mad libs!!!  lol!!!!! 
That sounds like such a nice vacation too  :)  Me and DH are saving up for a trip to Colorado, but we are still in the saving stage


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 15, 2010 12:39:05 PM
TSM:  B-r-r-r New Hampshire in Feb!  Congrats on the vac plans!  Congrats to the Colorado vacation and the European plans as well!  Fantastic, and envious!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on October 15, 2010 02:43:40 PM
I'm so jealous about all these trips - we celebrate our 15th year anniversary next month.  I have a feeling I'm not getting anything that exciting.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 15, 2010 04:41:38 PM
Don't feel so bad.  For our anniversary this year, hubby wanted us to pool our money and buy a new mattress.  And not b/c what you're thinking of!  :P

I came up with a great idea for a little stocking stuffer tonight. After the girls go to bed, I'll sit on the couch, in comfy pj's, watch TV, and work on it.  I like it so much, I might make more for other friends!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 15, 2010 04:51:17 PM
Don't feel so bad.  For our anniversary this year, hubby wanted us to pool our money and buy a new mattress.  And not b/c what you're thinking of!  :P

I came up with a great idea for a little stocking stuffer tonight. After the girls go to bed, I'll sit on the couch, in comfy pj's, watch TV, and work on it.  I like it so much, I might make more for other friends!
Okay, I wasn't going to do the pics, since you said you hate the wait... but you keep throwing teasers out there!!!  :D

so...
(http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/?action=view&current=PA080009.jpg) (http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/?action=view&current=PA080013.jpg)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: gatheredthreads on October 15, 2010 05:43:09 PM
Checking in..
My husband surprised me with a trip for our 1st anniversary...so I am going to be MIA for a week while I eat baguettes in France, cheese in Switzerland, and drink beer in Germany.
Perhaps my partner will get something from one of these places in her stocking.

hehehe

see you next week. ;D

Have fun on your travels, titaniumhip!!! That sounds awesome.  I am so jealous.  I wanna go to Barcelona though, see all that Gaudi architecture.

I had the PERFECT stocking decoration idea come to me today.  I am planning it out tonight!  And I have a most shockingly blue thumb from crafting today.  I don't think the colour will ever come out  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 15, 2010 06:09:51 PM
I found the perfect thing in stash, has shimmering pink and ... wait... pink feathers. LMAO. I'll only have one time to cut.

Any tips on stabilizer. What is it? What does it look like. How effective is it? Good utubes? Totally forgot all about this particular thrift find.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on October 15, 2010 08:21:41 PM
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Any tips on stabilizer. What is it? What does it look like. How effective is it? Good utubes? Totally forgot all about this particular thrift find.

If you're talking about fabric, a stabilizer is usually interfacing.  It comes in different 'weights' ranging from lightweight to heavy (even some that stretches for knit material) and you should generally use a weight that is similar to your fabric.  There are exceptions, depending on what you plan on doing with it (like purses would need something heavier if  you're wanting it to stand alone, etc.).  There is usually a special section of the fabric store devoted to interfacings.  If you need help, shoot me a PM with what it is and what you want to do with it and I'll help you out.

If it's not fabric, I'm not quite sure!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 15, 2010 09:08:06 PM
I am hoping to nab some crafting time on Sunday since I only work until 2pm.  I spent my lunch break today over at Michael's drooling over the Cricut Imagine and trying to figure out how much I could save away to still be able to afford it asap (to use on this swap and Christmas gifts, of course!) ....the answer is that it is near impossible :( On a happy note my library is having a used book sale next weekend.  Yay for super cheap books, patterns and other such fun things that always prove to be useful for crafts!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 15, 2010 09:15:31 PM
Ohhhh, feathers!   Yay!  I like feathers!  I'll bet I have an idea for yours too, with a feather of a slightly different sort!   Hahahahaha!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thenorm02 on October 15, 2010 09:30:23 PM
just wanted to check in! my partner and I have been chit chatting every few days. I havent been crafting at all because my husband is leaving soon for afganistan, he is gonna be gone for a year  :-[ Ive been a wreck!! and probably will be for a while!

I do have all my crafts sketched out and I also have all my crazy awesome epic stocking sketched out as well  ;D

 ;D TIS gonna be AWESOME!!!  ;D (thanks for your patience)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 16, 2010 04:34:38 AM
Add to what stacysews about lovesclutter's question about stabilizer...

I use it to back pieces of large embroidery. When you have stitching going in all different directions, your fabric can pucker if it's not heavy enough to handle that amount of stitch and tension. The stabilizer will fix that problem for the most part. I've used it in both hand and machine stitched pieces. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 16, 2010 06:52:39 AM
just wanted to check in! my partner and I have been chit chatting every few days. I havent been crafting at all because my husband is leaving soon for afganistan, he is gonna be gone for a year  :-[ Ive been a wreck!! and probably will be for a while!

I do have all my crafts sketched out and I also have all my crazy awesome epic stocking sketched out as well  ;D

 ;D TIS gonna be AWESOME!!!  ;D (thanks for your patience)
I'm sorry to hear your husband is leaving, I'm sure you'll get through it. When my husband was in the army crafting helped me take my mind off of it a lot. I get to buy all my supplies in a few days ;D once I have all my supplies I can really get crafting.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 16, 2010 07:19:20 AM
Ok, sezouli....I wrote that little teaser specifically for the reason so that even though I was writing about a mattress instead of a vacation, there was also a little note in there about this swap.  ;)  But since you insist on teasing me.... ::)...I should wrap up your swap items like those people do when they have a really small item in the smallest box, but they wrap it in bigger and bigger and bigger boxes just to drive the person crazy!   ::)

BTW...I stared at those two photos for minutes, trying to figure out what the heck they could be!   :P


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 16, 2010 07:20:47 AM
Oh, and also BTW and FYI  ;D, those items that I made last night (while wearing my PJ's stitting on the couch, watching a DVD of The Office), well, they came out cooler than I thought, and I ended up making SEVEN of them!

So there!  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 16, 2010 09:30:10 AM
Thanks for all the tips on the stabilizer. I decided to make the stocking without it. I did my drawing on newspaper, cut it out and used it for a pattern. I will have some embellishements, but overall pleased with the result. Now to figure out some little crafty things to put inside. Back to the wists. 8)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 16, 2010 09:47:11 AM
Wow!  You made it already?  I need to quit lolly-gagging around.  But I have "A PLAN"!   


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 16, 2010 12:07:18 PM
just wanted to check in! my partner and I have been chit chatting every few days. I havent been crafting at all because my husband is leaving soon for afganistan, he is gonna be gone for a year  :-[ Ive been a wreck!! and probably will be for a while!

My thoughts are with you, I've also been through this.  Both crafts and all of your craftster buddies here will get you through it!!!   ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 16, 2010 12:11:44 PM
Norm, I'm sending Safe Journey and Return vibes your way! :)

I just put two more small items in ORB's box! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 16, 2010 01:46:44 PM
I ditto the "crafting is my coping mechanism". When my husband was in Iraq, I, too, crafted like a maniac.  At first it feels like forever, but then you realize it's not too long. I'll be thinking of you!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on October 16, 2010 02:27:00 PM
I feel for you guys, my hubby is deploying in Feb so we are enjoying the time we have together. It doesn't help that I work days and he works nights. And next week he will be gone for 10 days of training. Bleh, army life I suppose ;)

Anyways, I have been super busy with my new job and working two jobs. I have managed to craft and shop just a tiny bit but didn't have a second to post on the board. Don't worry though, I am kicking it into high gear for the holidays. I always craft more when hubby is gone :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 16, 2010 02:35:24 PM
My thoughts are with you on your hubby being gone for a year.

Crafting saved my life just over a year ago when my husband left me.  Honestly, it kept me focused on something other than being sad and I was able to make other people smile with my creations that I was giving away like crazy!  Being able to sit and focus on something and then have a completed project gave me something to work towards. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 16, 2010 04:36:59 PM
Crafting has been so beneficial to me too!  After I retired, I literally spent months getting rid of junk in my house and prowling the internet looking for a Hobby.  Looking became the Hobby. Then I found Craftster and suddenly I was actually DOING things, reading these threads and feeling happy and worthwhile and excited.  Thank You!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: gatheredthreads on October 16, 2010 05:25:57 PM
Crafting keeps me sane while I have a baby at home  :D  When DH takes the LO for some daddy-baby time I head right for the studio.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 16, 2010 07:50:27 PM
I prepped the __________ and have it ready for embellishing :)  I have to work on my hoop for the hoopla swap a bit, and it's too dark in my house at night for proper color sorting of ___________.  I will try to sort the ____________ tomorrow in the colors I want to work with, then I will start the arduous task of _________ing them on.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on October 16, 2010 08:00:51 PM
I cut out a little something for my partner tonight - it wasn't originally in my 'plans' as to what I was making, but I couldn't resist.... now I need the time to sew it up.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: charzard on October 16, 2010 09:12:54 PM
OH MAN! So excited for this swap. Been starting a few things, and about to finish up with a few. Gonna be awesome!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 17, 2010 06:01:23 AM
I can't wait to see the gallery for this swap, especially all the different kinds of stockings!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Bexxer on October 17, 2010 08:09:49 AM
Wow I never thought we would have so many military crafting wives! My boyfriend is in the Army and is deployed currently. (actually he's starting his travels home for his 2 week R&R!! xD ) Crafting has definitely helped as well! Thenorm, myself and two other ladies have our own "Military spouse/crafting support" group and we all help each other out with just about everything. And we all live in different areas :) There's power in numbers and when you've got the support of family and friends you can accomplish anything :)

As to swap details, my partner and I have been emailing back and forth and Ive been continually getting ideas of things to make. Although between my excitement for my boyfriend to get home, and an extreme lack of motivation that has set in, I haven't gotten much accomplished. Except for my stocking. I'm getting that pieced together little by little :D I always seem to have crafters block/anxiety when I first start off in swaps, but I'm having faith that, once again, my procrastination will pay off and I'll have a burst of genius and get everything figured out and done!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 17, 2010 11:23:39 AM
I'm nearly done with the large I've been working on all week.  It's been my biggest ________ challenge ever so far but I am IN LOVE with the results!!!!  I hope hope hope that TSM likes it  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on October 17, 2010 11:31:07 AM
I just finished the stocking!!! I am so psyched on how this turned out... I hope you love it, Edie22!  :-*


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: pinkmichk on October 17, 2010 11:45:44 AM
checking in  ;D all good here
crafting keeps me sane too


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on October 17, 2010 01:44:54 PM
I had a very successful (and expensive) trip to Hobby Lobby and I am all set to start crafting! I have almost everything I need for all my projects, which is a huge yay.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 17, 2010 01:53:54 PM
Today I am going to attempt a step of one my stuffers yet again.  It has been fighting me tooth and nail, but I won't give up!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 17, 2010 02:12:27 PM
I'm working on little stuffers today around pumpkin carving and grilling on the back deck. I love this time of year! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on October 17, 2010 05:02:42 PM
My day of crafting got seriously put on hold on Thursday. My dad had a big fall and is in the hospital. I am hopefully going to get work done this week, but he's still in ICU, and I may be spending time in the hospital keeping him and my mom company.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 17, 2010 05:41:28 PM
I accidentally overslept today, so I called in to work :P  Been crafting and prepping SO many things today...cuz damnit, if I was going to call out unexpectedly I was gonna make it worth my while to be home!  Big sack of supplies and projects coming to work with me for the coming week, hopefully I'll have some progress after a few days.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on October 17, 2010 05:41:50 PM
Oh no, redstar - I hope he recovers quickly.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on October 17, 2010 05:52:52 PM
I am home from a weekend away and eager to get started! I got an impulse grab bag at Michaels while down in NC and it had a couple cute things to use as stuffers.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on October 17, 2010 06:14:36 PM
Picked up a nasty cold, and that has slowed me down.  I may be calling into work myself.  But I have a good start on three projects, and finished one.  I am not happy with one, so may just restart it.  Haven't started on the stocking yet though.  A new Michaels just opened up in town - great because we have not had one in the city for over a decade.  I was at the grand opening and picked up a few things for the package too. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 17, 2010 06:25:36 PM
My day of crafting got seriously put on hold on Thursday. My dad had a big fall and is in the hospital. I am hopefully going to get work done this week, but he's still in ICU, and I may be spending time in the hospital keeping him and my mom company.
My thoughts are with you and your dad, I hope he makes a quick recovery


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 17, 2010 07:24:30 PM
redstar- hope your dad recovers quickly  :-\

TSM- you are so funny!!!  Sounds like a nice hooky day though  ;)

I would just like to say that after spending way too long at Joann's yesterday I realized that TSM is a very easy person to shop for, lol.  I wanted to buy her SO MANY THINGS!!!!  And did buy some of those things  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on October 17, 2010 08:59:46 PM
My day of crafting got seriously put on hold on Thursday. My dad had a big fall and is in the hospital. I am hopefully going to get work done this week, but he's still in ICU, and I may be spending time in the hospital keeping him and my mom company.

Oh no! My heart is out to you and your family!

On a crafty note i finsihed half of one project did my finishing work and everything. Im really happy with how it came out and i found out that i will have enough materials left over to make something else that was on your wist


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on October 18, 2010 05:07:25 AM
I'm sorry to hear about your dad! I will keep him in my prayers! We had a similar situation a year and a half ago with my father in law, he was in ICU about a week....
Praying your dad has a speedy recovery and no long term effects!!








Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on October 18, 2010 05:08:43 AM
I was ihe E.R. from midnight until 8:30 a.m on Friday night getting blood transfusions, then slept all day Sat. to make up some sleep...but I did manage to get something done for my partner's stocking on Sundy!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on October 18, 2010 08:10:48 AM
I was offline all last week and came back to 13 pages to catch up on this swap!!!! OMG!!  I totally cheated and skipped ahead but now I shall go back and read!  I got quite a bit of crafting done, read 3 books, and got the cutest e-card for my birthday from dharma!  She's the best!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 18, 2010 10:36:15 AM
I had a very successful (and expensive) trip to Hobby Lobby and I am all set to start crafting!

Hoo Boy- I know that feeling well!  It seems I can't go in that store without spending $100!!  I am excited because JoAnns started a new round of coupons yesterday, so I'm headed out to the "Super JoAnns" this afternoon.  Hopefully I can control myself and not spend too much.

And redstar- I hope that your dad is doing better, my thoughts are with you.
princessacademy- I hope YOU are better.  Geez, I can't even get my good wishes out to the right people!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: DeSade13 on October 18, 2010 11:36:59 AM
Got the fabric and pattern for the stocking itself and have finished almost three fillers.

Can't wait to finish the others :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 18, 2010 01:37:25 PM
Redstar I hope your dad is doing better, and PrincessAcademy I hope you are ok now.  Jenni if I had known it was your birthday, I'd have...well, heck: "Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Jenni, Happy Birthday to You!"    (did you hear me singing??  The neighbors did!)  Sorry, I am always that off-tune!
And Lovesclutter, I sure hope you don't tell everyone after Christmas that Margaret Joy sure can't sew a straight seam!!!!!  (wait, I think I should delete that part, right?)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 18, 2010 01:41:45 PM
Redstar - our prayers are with you. That is such a scary thing to have happen.

crafting update - my stocking has now become a LARGE craft. My partner and I decided to do a bunch of mediums and smalls as opposed to larges, but I don't know if I can stick to that now. ;) The stocking is not big, but it definitely is taking a lot of time due to       it. ;) I love this sooooo much! If it didn't take so long, I'd make one for everyone in my family. As it is, that may be my big family project for next year...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on October 18, 2010 02:12:07 PM
I am so curious, Audania1! I had a couple of smalls that turned into larges, not $ or size-wise, just time  :P They did turn out pretty good, though, if I do say so myself.

I still haven't found a single ___ for the stocking, so I just may have to scrap that idea. Who would have thought ___ would be so hard to find?  ;)

@redstar13- I am so sorry to hear about your poor dad! He's in my prayers.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on October 18, 2010 06:49:21 PM
Hey all!  Just a quick note to let you know that I have returned from my trip.  :D  I even picked up something for my partner's stocking while in Florida!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 18, 2010 07:28:15 PM
Please don't throw anything at me,  ::) but I think I am done with sezouli's package!  As soon as I can find a box to hold everything, and time to wrap it and write a nice note to go in it, it will be sent out.  I just finished the last of her items.  This was fun, sezouli is a great partner!  :-*


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: theballandskein on October 18, 2010 08:11:42 PM
ok got some terrific ideas gonna get going....on some more crafting....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 18, 2010 08:37:21 PM
I'm with you Miss Barbara lol  My package is almost finished too.  I've got to decide if I want to make any little extras or anything,  but I'm pretty close.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: edie22 on October 18, 2010 11:08:01 PM
blushingbluegrass! i'm excited that you've got the stocking done!! :) 

I have picked up some stuffers, but that's all I have besides some ideas.  I am so close to being done with the other swaps so I can focus on this one and 12 days!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 19, 2010 03:53:00 AM
Ladies - if possible, please hold off until at least November 1st to send out. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 19, 2010 03:57:15 AM
I just looked at my To Do list for this swap. Um yeah...slowing down now. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 19, 2010 04:28:57 AM
 :D  Awwwww....(whiney voice)....maaaaaa!  Do we have to???!!!  (just kidding!  ;D)

I know, there was no way I was going to send before Halloween.  I just couldn't do it!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on October 19, 2010 05:20:41 AM
Just checking in...went and got some material to make something for my partners little man. Fingers crossed that it will turn out, my sewing skills have got to improve with all the little things I have been making for this and other swaps! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on October 19, 2010 06:00:30 AM
Quote
Ladies - if possible, please hold off until at least November 1st to send out.

Yes please!  Anything sooner will make me feel like a TOTAL slacker!   ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 19, 2010 06:30:06 AM
I have a swap with earlier sendouts I have been focusing on, but there are one or two smaller projects from this swap that I can knock out while working on the other one :)  My stocking is at work while I'm off today, along with some embroidery items for various swaps.  I can't wait to start on it!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on October 19, 2010 06:35:25 AM
My back had me down for the count this weekend, however I plan to get right back to work this week. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on October 19, 2010 07:23:50 AM
OMG -there are people ready to send already??????


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 19, 2010 07:29:18 AM
Just checking in...went and got some material to make something for my partners little man. Fingers crossed that it will turn out, my sewing skills have got to improve with all the little things I have been making for this and other swaps! :D
My monster is always happy to get stuff and if he doesn't he just claims something for mine ;D
I finished one of the bigger projects I have to do, just 2 more bigger projects and the rest will be easy.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 19, 2010 08:10:01 AM

I finished one of the bigger projects I have to do, just 2 more bigger projects and the rest will be easy.
:D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 19, 2010 08:29:08 AM
I've another small item going in the Finished Box o' Goodness for ORB. It turned out so neat! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on October 19, 2010 08:37:19 AM
I liked something I made for bexxer SOO much I made an IDENTICAL one for me!!!! Lol...

Thanks for the well wishes, 6 weeks of bleeding can really take it out of a gal, and the blood transfusions gave me a great health boost!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on October 19, 2010 09:17:08 AM
I have time to get stuff done!! I have time to get stuff done!!!
I will be starting (and hopefully finishing) my stocking and some of the stuffers after I a) get out of class b) catch up on glee for tonight and c) put all my clothes in the wash.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 19, 2010 10:30:54 AM
I finished my marathon 2 days at work, got internets fixed and the stocking. I told Margie I took it to work and everyone loved it. I got some great finishing touches ideas. Working on a couple of things, but again, my Friday off is already booked.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 19, 2010 01:13:11 PM
Yeesh....people are ready to send out already? I feel so behind even though there is still time.  :(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 19, 2010 01:35:08 PM
Yeesh....people are ready to send out already? I feel so behind even though there is still time.  :(
Same here!
I probably won't be ready until the day of!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Homerof2 on October 19, 2010 03:04:13 PM
I was able to get some great ideas from my partner's wist list and I can't wait to see how they turn out.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 19, 2010 05:01:49 PM
Do Not Stress Yourself Out!  Everything is going to be fine.   


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 19, 2010 05:52:12 PM
I was able to take a box home from work today.  Will start wrapping up the items asap...so tired lately, though....(we need a yawing icon!)  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: InShambles on October 19, 2010 07:21:00 PM
Checking in! I've steadily been crafting away for JuliminustheE, but I'm nowhere near finished -- some of you are fast!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 19, 2010 09:41:47 PM
I may be among the finished - but it doesn't keep me from fiddling with what I've already done!  I saw something yesterday that made me think- OH!  This would work so much better on that such and such that I already boxed up!  So tonight was spent reassembling something (I like it much better this way!)  AND...finished something that I thought would be a quick add-on but ended up taking all afternoon.  Oh well - its so rainy here, what else would I be doing??  Nothing like crafting away warm and dry while the thunder and lightening rages away outside!   :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on October 20, 2010 07:50:43 AM
Wanted to check in. Haven't gotten anything done, been at the hospital with my dad every day this week, but he's coming home today!!! yay! That also means I'll be home to be able to some crafting!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on October 20, 2010 08:00:22 AM
I have one thing almost done another half way there and have plans for the rest of it Hopefully this weekend will be all crafting ^_^


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 20, 2010 08:05:24 AM
Wanted to check in. Haven't gotten anything done, been at the hospital with my dad every day this week, but he's coming home today!!! yay! That also means I'll be home to be able to some crafting!
YAY! I'm happy to hear that your dad is doing better.
I bought the supplies for one of my bigger projects yesterday which is awesome because it  is also the stuff I need for my sisters christmas present. ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 20, 2010 08:10:24 AM
Wanted to check in. Haven't gotten anything done, been at the hospital with my dad every day this week, but he's coming home today!!! yay! That also means I'll be home to be able to some crafting!

Hooray!  This is great news!   :)

Nothing like crafting away warm and dry while the thunder and lightening rages away outside!   :)

Couldn't agree more!!!!  PERFECT DAY!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on October 20, 2010 08:32:45 AM
I'll be working up until the send out deadline for maximum spoilage.   ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 20, 2010 10:01:49 AM
Redstar13, so happy to hear your dad is coming home. I also plan to take up to almost the last minute so I can ponder and play with new ideas and have the time to redo if necessary.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on October 20, 2010 10:29:34 AM
checking in!  once again, i have done nothing.  But it's still october! no worries!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on October 20, 2010 11:02:28 AM
I'll be working up until the send out deadline for maximum spoilage.   ;D

Now that's thinking I can relate too :D

One of my favourite sales is coming up in November, and I am sure I will be able to find some cool stuffers there.  In the mean time, I am working on crafted items #5


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on October 20, 2010 11:23:26 AM
I'll be working up until the send out deadline for maximum spoilage.   ;D

Me too!!
My crafty friend is coming over for a craft day tomorrow. (SheepBlue!  I'm so excited!!)  I'm hoping to get a big ole chunk of stocking done, and a couple of fillers too. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on October 20, 2010 11:26:43 AM
Aw - I wish I had someone to do craft parties with :(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 20, 2010 11:27:40 AM
Aw - I wish I had someone to do craft parties with :(
DITTO! :'(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on October 20, 2010 01:03:12 PM
Aw - I wish I had someone to do craft parties with :(
DITTO! :'(

Ask Santa for a webcam and have virtual craft parties!!!  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on October 20, 2010 01:15:36 PM
I picked up yet another stuffer today at the grocery store of all places.  I feel like Santa, checking things off the list.   8)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 20, 2010 01:44:46 PM
I am so curious, Audania1! I had a couple of smalls that turned into larges, not $ or size-wise, just time  :P They did turn out pretty good, though, if I do say so myself.

I still haven't found a single ___ for the stocking, so I just may have to scrap that idea. Who would have thought ___ would be so hard to find?  ;)


I'm totally the same. It seems it always turns out that when I want to do something small it just gets out of control! It's crazy b/c this thing for the stocking is all stuff I had in my stash that I've had FOREVER and never thought to do it before now. I love it!

So, yeah. If you tell me what you're looking for, maybe I could find it (wink, wink). LOL!  ;)



@redstar - I am so happy to hear that he is coming home! What a blessing! I hope you get to relax, too. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 20, 2010 02:09:15 PM
i'm half done with another larger item, I was a little worried about how it was going to turn out but now I love it. I'm really getting into crafting for this swap ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Homerof2 on October 20, 2010 03:19:08 PM
I'm so happy  ;D   I __________ed a _______ ___________ for my partner today and when my 18 yo son came home from work I asked him what he thought it was.  He immediately said, it's a ______ _________ and he was right!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on October 20, 2010 04:03:24 PM
I'm so happy  ;D   I __________ed a _______ ___________ for my partner today and when my 18 yo son came home from work I asked him what he thought it was.  He immediately said, it's a ______ _________ and he was right!

Isn't it always a relief when it looks right to another person? That's always a killer for me when I think (or really hope) I've done somthing awesome and someone else stares at it and goes "What is that?"


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 20, 2010 04:08:16 PM
I'm so happy  ;D   I __________ed a _______ ___________ for my partner today and when my 18 yo son came home from work I asked him what he thought it was.  He immediately said, it's a ______ _________ and he was right!

Isn't it always a relief when it looks right to another person? That's always a killer for me when I think (or really hope) I've done somthing awesome and someone else stares at it and goes "What is that?"
that is always a horrible feeling


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on October 20, 2010 06:28:04 PM
Glad to hear that everyone is on the mend!

I've kinda stalled on this swap. But, have no fear! DD gets visits with her dad this week which means crafty time for mama!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 20, 2010 06:49:49 PM
I've been working on the ____________ at work and like 5 people have stopped to ask me what I was working on and when I showed and told them, they all asked me if I sold them....so....I may have a market for these as the holidays draw nearer :)  I'm LOVING the way it's coming out too!!!  YAY!!!  I love it when something I see in my head comes out EXACTLY like I want it to in real life.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thenorm02 on October 20, 2010 08:34:07 PM
in swappy news...I need to pick up some transfer paper so I can start the actual stocking, I have all my ideas written/drawn out so as soon as the hubby leaves friday I will begin frantic crafting!  :D

in totally off topic news:

my Dr told me today that after a year long fight:

:D  ;D  :o I AM CANCER FREE!!!!!  :D  ;D  :o


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on October 20, 2010 08:37:16 PM

in totally off topic news:

my Dr told me today that:

:D  ;D  :o I AM CANCER FREE!!!!!  :D  ;D  :o

WOOHOO Congrats! (Where is the big giant hug icon?)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 20, 2010 08:38:59 PM
in swappy news...I need to pick up some transfer paper so I can start the actual stocking, I have all my ideas written/drawn out so as soon as the hubby leaves friday I will begin frantic crafting!  :D

in totally off topic news:

my Dr told me today that after a year long fight:

:D  ;D  :o I AM CANCER FREE!!!!!  :D  ;D  :o

That is great news, I'm so happy for you. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 20, 2010 08:49:17 PM

my Dr told me today that after a year long fight:

:D  ;D  :o I AM CANCER FREE!!!!!  :D  ;D  :o

Big high five from another cancer survivor!!  Great news!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on October 20, 2010 08:55:55 PM
in swappy news...I need to pick up some transfer paper so I can start the actual stocking, I have all my ideas written/drawn out so as soon as the hubby leaves friday I will begin frantic crafting!  :D

in totally off topic news:

my Dr told me today that after a year long fight:

:D  ;D  :o I AM CANCER FREE!!!!!  :D  ;D  :o

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! ;D ;D ;D :D ;)

I'll be sure to add a special something to your package that says "Suck it, cancer...", or something along those lines! ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 21, 2010 01:45:33 AM
I'm so happy for you norm! I will now do the Happy Dance in celebration!



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on October 21, 2010 03:52:31 AM
What fantastic news! Congratulations thenorm!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on October 21, 2010 06:05:07 AM
in swappy news...I need to pick up some transfer paper so I can start the actual stocking, I have all my ideas written/drawn out so as soon as the hubby leaves friday I will begin frantic crafting!  :D

in totally off topic news:

my Dr told me today that after a year long fight:

:D  ;D  :o I AM CANCER FREE!!!!!  :D  ;D  :o

best news ever!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: theballandskein on October 21, 2010 07:22:12 AM
stocking is done , some stuffer are made and some are bought and still stuffing away ...I do think there will be an over flow ...having sooooo much fun....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 21, 2010 07:27:03 AM
I've been working on the ____________ at work and like 5 people have stopped to ask me what I was working on and when I showed and told them, they all asked me if I sold them....so....I may have a market for these as the holidays draw nearer :)  I'm LOVING the way it's coming out too!!!  YAY!!!  I love it when something I see in my head comes out EXACTLY like I want it to in real life.

WOO HOO!!!  And it's mine-mine! Mine-mine-mine!!!!  :D  ;D

in totally off topic news:

my Dr told me today that after a year long fight:

:D  ;D  :o I AM CANCER FREE!!!!!  :D  ;D  :o

GREAT NEWS!!!!!  I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  BIG HUGS & CONGRATS!  :-*


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: theballandskein on October 21, 2010 10:29:06 AM
in swappy news...I need to pick up some transfer paper so I can start the actual stocking, I have all my ideas written/drawn out so as soon as the hubby leaves friday I will begin frantic crafting!  :D

in totally off topic news:

my Dr told me today that after a year long fight:

:D  ;D  :o I AM CANCER FREE!!!!!  :D  ;D  :o

awesome news ...CONGRATS!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on October 21, 2010 11:00:41 AM
thenorm- YAY!  ;D ;D *joins in the happy dance*


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on October 21, 2010 11:55:09 AM
in swappy news...I need to pick up some transfer paper so I can start the actual stocking, I have all my ideas written/drawn out so as soon as the hubby leaves friday I will begin frantic crafting!  :D

in totally off topic news:

my Dr told me today that after a year long fight:

:D  ;D  :o I AM CANCER FREE!!!!!  :D  ;D  :o

That is so spectacular!! I am so happy for you!! Yay!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 21, 2010 12:40:07 PM
in swappy news...I need to pick up some transfer paper so I can start the actual stocking, I have all my ideas written/drawn out so as soon as the hubby leaves friday I will begin frantic crafting!  :D

in totally off topic news:

my Dr told me today that after a year long fight:

:D  ;D  :o I AM CANCER FREE!!!!!  :D  ;D  :o


YAY!!! Congrats!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on October 21, 2010 02:54:17 PM
my Dr told me today that after a year long fight:

:D  ;D  :o I AM CANCER FREE!!!!!  :D  ;D  :o

CONGRATULATIONS!!
From someone with surviving (and non-surviving) family, I know how great you must feel right now.


This weekend will be a busy one for me, our big rival football game is this weekend. Plus three test and an essay next week. I'm bound to get more crafting done, though. It WILL happen


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 21, 2010 03:48:08 PM
Congratulations to all you cancer free crafters! That is such wonderful news. :) We just found out that one of our closest friends' doctor's told her they got it all. :D What a blessing!

In craftiness, still truckin' along. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thenorm02 on October 21, 2010 05:14:46 PM
thanks so much for all the support guys!  :D I am blessed to be part of such an awesome community of crafters  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 21, 2010 05:54:19 PM
 :-*  thenorm02:  CONGRATULATIONS, and thank you so much for sharing your good news with us!  That must be the best holiday gift you could ever have received, hunh?  :D  I am sooooo happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In nothing-to-tell crafting news  :-\, this week has been so busy personally, and so hard at work; that I haven't had time to wrap up my partner's items.  I'm hoping to mail on or shortly after Nov. 1, so I guess I have some time.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 21, 2010 06:45:00 PM
Miss Barbara - you and I will have a race to see who can get wrapped, packed and sent the soonest after Halloween.  ;)  I haven't wrapped anything yet - keep thinking I'll haveone more idea before I send.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on October 21, 2010 08:25:02 PM
Congratulations thenorm02 - you must be so happy :D !!!!!!

stocking is done , some stuffer are made and some are bought and still stuffing away ...I do think there will be an over flow ...having sooooo much fun....

I am going backwards.  Stuffings first, stocking last.  I am certain I am going to overflow.  Positive to the nth degree.

working on 5th crafted item now.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 22, 2010 01:59:12 AM
I'm doing the same Onyx. I've almost completed all of the stuffers. It's the stocking that I'm doing last. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on October 22, 2010 08:03:09 AM
Something ordered for a stuffer came in the mail yesterday!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 22, 2010 10:29:43 AM
In nothing-to-tell crafting news  :-\, this week has been so busy personally, and so hard at work; that I haven't had time to wrap up my partner's items.  I'm hoping to mail on or shortly after Nov. 1, so I guess I have some time.
NO!!!!  I'm going to be sooooo far behind you in mailing, I feel sooo guilty!  I better get off the computer and get to work!  ;D

in totally off topic news:

my Dr told me today that after a year long fight:

:D  ;D  :o I AM CANCER FREE!!!!!  :D  ;D  :o


OMG I am so happy for you!!  That is incredible!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: juliminustheE on October 22, 2010 11:09:31 AM
I'm excited to be done with my halloween swap so i can fully submerge myself into christmas world! :D




Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 22, 2010 11:38:55 AM
DITTO!  I know it's not Christmas yet, but I am thinking about putting up lights and decorations in my craft room to get me in the mood   ;D  I think my husband will laugh at me, but he's a big 'ol scrooge anyway!   ::)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: darkladymajesta on October 22, 2010 07:05:08 PM
Just an update. I got some awesome _____ on sale at JoAnnes today so I can't wait to get crafting. Work has been keeping me super busy so time online is quite limited. But I have all weekend to work on crafting :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 23, 2010 06:24:07 AM
It was such a stressful week at work and at home...I hope to find time to wrap sezouli's items this weekend...it will be fun and distracting!  I love the wrapping paper I got for her items, and it will be fun to shop for a Xmas card to send with it too!  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: edie22 on October 23, 2010 08:50:38 AM
oh! I like the idea of christmas lights up in the craft room to get me in the mood!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 23, 2010 10:20:14 AM
I was just wondering on the size of goodies everyone is making?  I don't think there was a requirement or anything, though I suppose I could have missed it, so I'm just curious cuz I haven't done this kind of swap before lol  Like are you all doing mostly smalls, some mediums, what?  lol


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on October 23, 2010 10:27:04 AM
my partner and i agreed on the large/spoiler package so i can't speak for her... but i am making a mix.  some of my projects time wise are larges but finished craft size mediums. a fewsmalls. a few mediums. maybe large for her to open xmas morning (if i can find my time machine and get to it :))

 and think the stocking part is going to be a super grande extra large.  (and cause me premature greyness and/or balding ;)) but if it works the way i envision it. will be worth it.  ok maybe not worth grey hair you cant get rid of that stuff.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 23, 2010 10:31:31 AM
There are swap size minimums in the original post princess. Check your partner's questionnaire for the size of stocking for the amount of crafting.

As for me, there's a couple of pieces that most people would call a medium/large, but I'm insanely fast at that particular medium so ....those pieces are not quite a medium for me. My partner and I are doing the medium stocking. So far, I've crafted the 2 "mediums", and about 4 smalls along with purchased goodies.

I'm starting the next item for ORB today. I've never made one of these before. I'm looking forward to the challenge. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 23, 2010 10:33:55 AM
I was just wondering on the size of goodies everyone is making?  I don't think there was a requirement or anything, though I suppose I could have missed it, so I'm just curious cuz I haven't done this kind of swap before lol  Like are you all doing mostly smalls, some mediums, what?  lol
I'm sure everyone is going to vary - if you are talking about size (not time) I'm trying to keep most things on the manageble side for the sake of sending - although one of my items has gone over my intended size limit so I guess it makes no difference now - I'll need a box at least big enough for that! (I had the perfect box set aside but my dog decided to eat it the other day) :-\  Last year it was easier for me to send in two boxes rather than one huge one - cheaper too!
  If you're talking about time/cost, I think everyone put that on their questionaire when it asked what size stocking you would prefer. :)
PS - despite having finished a while ago I continue to add here and there - out of control I am!!  I gotta get this thing outta here so I can start crafting the rest of my Christmas gifts! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 23, 2010 10:48:45 AM
I'm making 4 mediums, 2 smalls and one that is in between small and medium. I'm in the mood to spoil a little since its a christmas swap so thats why I'm making so many mediums and they are not super difficult mediums, well one is ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on October 23, 2010 11:46:41 AM
I've purchased the last of my supplies today!  Wooo hooo.   I'll probably finish all the crafts before I do the stocking, actually!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lindsay614 on October 23, 2010 12:04:41 PM
Checking in... crafting away...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Linnybelle on October 23, 2010 12:43:56 PM
I finally have a place to live, so I should be able to get crafting more seriously after moving this week.  Luckily, I will have a sewing area in the basement and will have glorious room to craft again instead of having to find the space around boxes.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 23, 2010 12:56:21 PM
Well, I had every intention of making ___ for my partner today but instead jumped into making a different item instead. LOL

It's turned out very well though. Maybe tomorrow I'll get into my original plan for today. Talk about procrastination. ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on October 23, 2010 02:23:18 PM
GRRRR!  I went to the store today to pick up ______, and I completely forgot to pick up _____ for my partner's stocking!  Oh well, I'm sure I'll need to go back for something soon anyway.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on October 23, 2010 02:38:33 PM
Still working away - trying to get caught up on life after having my dad in hospital for 2 weeks. Hoping my crafty time will be grand this week!! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 23, 2010 02:45:17 PM
I feel like I'm getting sick, so my plans to work nonstop on this swap this weekend have been thwarted.  :-[  But hopefully I'll be better next week and can get it all finished, because I have SO MUCH TO DO!!!  Oh my gosh, I have a ton of presents to make.  I do that every year, come up with a 1000 ideas and then have no time to make them.  If I could just control myself and not send the stuff I make throughout the year I would be all done. :P


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 23, 2010 02:57:29 PM
Just checking in.  I haven't done any crafting over the past few days as I've had a horrible cold. :( I'm feeling a bit better and planning on going to my local library's used book sale, so I'm hoping to get some helpful supplies there.  Hopefully will feel up to crafting tomorrow night.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 23, 2010 02:58:39 PM
Feel better sezouli!  :-*


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 23, 2010 03:12:41 PM
I'm getting sick too but I managed to finish 2 things today, I'm slowly getting things done.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 23, 2010 03:37:17 PM
Oh my - I'm going to send a big box of vitamin C to this group - sounds like everyones getting sick!!  Get better everyone and stay well for heaven's sake - too much to do this time of year to be out of commision! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 23, 2010 03:39:09 PM
I hope everyone starts feeling better soon!

I just finished another medium! Wooohooo! I'm definitely in the home stretch! :D

I'm not mailing until the first week of November though. I like the idea of hanging on to the box and adding a little item or two in the interim.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 23, 2010 03:43:13 PM
I have most of the stocking finished, and the embellishment will be easy, the remake of a previous item is barely started, and haven't made any plans for smalls. My partner and I are doing a stash busting swap since we are so tight on money. I haven't stressed, as having a truck has made me a LOT of new friends, and other friend emergencies. LOL Wouldn't trade any of them for the world though. Had to work today on day off as I missed most of wed for being sick.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 23, 2010 05:33:34 PM
I'm done!...well, except for the stocking and I know what I'm going to do for it. Just a matter of making it happen. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 23, 2010 06:47:44 PM
I am making a few things as I go along, but also working for my friend making some pillowslip dresses for the craft fairs she is getting ready to be in.  I am having fun, getting out of the house, and will make a bit of money (badly needed) so it is win-win as far as I can see.  But I sure am tired tonite!  I don't know how many I sewed today once I finally figured out my machine was not going to do that one type of fabric!  No matter how I adjusted it, it just did not like that fabric!  Frustrating!  Luckily I am not in charge of making the Executive Decisions, LOL!   It is good to be the peon not the king!  LOL :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 23, 2010 06:52:17 PM
*starts cooking up a HUGE batch of homemade chicken noodle soup*  

Get your mugs and bowls ready, folks.  We gotta keep all of us healthy and crafting :)  I'm rolling through miscellaneous items for multiple swaps, things are shaping up well to be done in another couple weeks on this one and likely done by the end of this coming week or right at the beginning of November for the Frugal swap.  YAY!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 23, 2010 07:18:28 PM
Feel better sezouli!  :-*
Thanks MB!  ;D I tell ya, you wouldn't think that crafting would require that much energy, but it just seems that I'm tapped out!  And I've been chewing those huge vitamin C pills for the past 2 weeks hoping that I'm not going to get whatever it is my hubs has, but it seems it's crept in while I wasn't paying attention. Dang!
In other crafty news, I have come up with a cute idea for a simple piece of jewelry for you...  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on October 23, 2010 07:29:40 PM
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*starts cooking up a HUGE batch of homemade chicken noodle soup*

MMMMM, that sounds good!  I think I need some just as a preventative measure - I don't need to be getting sick!   ;D

I'm about 1/2 way don with my son's Halloween costume - after that it's total devotion to my partner's package!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: oneredboot on October 23, 2010 08:00:13 PM
I'm done!...well, except for the stocking and I know what I'm going to do for it. Just a matter of making it happen. :)

I'm mostly finished, too!  I like finishing early so that I have time to make the extra items that occur to me before the send out date. 

I was walking the dog today thinking about how Mr Boot has a nice stocking (which I made a few years ago), but that mine is rather shabby.  Then I remembered this swap!  I'm super excited about a new stocking!  Yay! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on October 24, 2010 12:09:35 AM
I am just getting over a virus too - some nasty cold/flu virus going around the city right now.  A lot of sick calls at work, and my sister over at the other end of the city got something too.  Everyone stay healthy.

I was in two craft workshops yesterday and am inspired.  May have some ideas I can use for this swap - who knows.                                   

I think I will be going right up until the dead line.  My list of crafted items is 16 long - I may not make it all though, but I *want* to!  I will be starting the stocking after this current item is done, and one of my most favouritest sales is coming up, so I probably will find some more bought goodies there too.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 24, 2010 07:19:10 AM
You know what's funny? I got my cold AFTER I made a batch of homemade chicken noodle soup.  Whole chickens were on sale and I was in the mood to do some extended cooking.  I guess I should have made more so that I would have some leftovers for now :)

I keep browsing projects throughout the crafster community and seeing things I'd love to try for my partner. I guess we shall see what I can accomplish by deadline :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 24, 2010 09:09:18 AM
sezouli, I down the vitamin c drops too...my dr. swears by them and lots of liquids, and I have to tell you, it seems to work.  EVERYONE in my house got sick...I did too, but not nearly as sick as them.  Take it easy, we still have time.  Besides, although I am finished, I am still adding little goodies here and there, since I haven't wrapped up your box yet!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: DeSade13 on October 24, 2010 09:18:22 AM
Been really sick for the past few days, but have been corresponding mostly with Stacy via messages and Facebook lol.

I have two or three fillers finished, and have started on the stocking (shouldn't take much time at all if the sewing machine cooperates haha).

:D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on October 24, 2010 11:04:36 AM
I am still here!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 24, 2010 03:15:36 PM
It is going around so remember you vitamin c, soup, and wash your hands. I took an early release from work, but I am so brain dead after running so much this weekend for friends.

I think I have finally figured out what to make for smalls. LOL, but need to actually craft.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on October 24, 2010 03:17:47 PM
I'm still here, crafting away!  I hope to get a bunch of things done for my partner this week! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Juicebox29 on October 24, 2010 04:21:00 PM
I'm here crafting away, i need to force myself to study for midterms but im so stuck on christmas LOL. I had a customer at work complain the other day that we had too much christmas stuff out right now. Lol I love itt.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 24, 2010 04:44:37 PM
I have my stocking about a 1/3 done.  The detail work will take the longest, assembly will be a piece of cake.  Got a few more items to craft up, can't wait til Tuesday so I can get going again!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on October 24, 2010 05:21:49 PM
I have a confession to make - my youngest thinks Vitamin C drops are candy.  In fact he prefers them to a lot of candies so we usually have a lot in the house (be buy them in the BIG bags).

I haven't worked on anything new, but I'm almost done with Halloween costume sewing which means FULL devotion to my partner's goodies - they are the largest of the items and the ones I'm most excited about.   ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 24, 2010 06:13:23 PM
I spent all a.m. trying to fix my Kenmore and it is still not right.  Repair shop bound when can afford it.  Then I started trying to learn about the Viking Husquevarna my mom gave me back in May, and I haven't yet mastered threading it, etc.  as it is ODD!  Made some little something, although it was with the light blue thread on machine, so hope you aren't too picky about small details like that Lovesclutter, LOL!  was attempting to load it with white thread, but got sidetracked.  I had to take the Singer I've been using for a year over to where we are making the dresses for the craft show, and boy do I miss it, even if it isn't really my machine!  It just feels so natural to use it.   :'(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on October 24, 2010 09:38:30 PM
Just remember, too much vitamin C can cause diarrhea too!

I was doing a bit of on-line shpping and just happened to see something I can add, so popped that into my cart and bought it too.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 25, 2010 03:12:51 AM
It sounds like everyone is moving right along!  I too have a sick child - everyone around here has bronchitis and poor Katelyn feels terrible right now.  She's got cough syrup with codeine and a z-pack.  Hopefully she'll start feeling better soon!

I have started outlining my stocking, I've had a hard time making a deciision on it!  I'm almost done with my other swap and then this one is my priority!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on October 25, 2010 08:17:27 AM
I have a lot of half started things XD i got one item im debating on doing something or not then i have another i need to cut out and sew and many more i need to sew. I have patterns drafted for them though which is good


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on October 25, 2010 10:11:01 AM
Need to get to Hobby Lobby this week since I ran out of _________.  Need to find a babysitter for 12 hours so I can get something done without little fingers wanting to "help".  I cannot sew or paint without her extreme interest in doing it with me...and she doesn't want her own, she wants to do whatever it is I am doing!! Super sweet but makes for slooooooooow crafting!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 25, 2010 10:38:54 AM
I didn't get much of anything accomplished this weekend.  I was pretty lazy.  But time off is quickly approaching so I should get things all done by sendouts noooo problem  :)
Gotta take my dog to the vet tomorrow for an earache and then am working from home for the remainder of the day, so I may even be able to work on some stuff then too  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on October 25, 2010 11:37:17 AM
I didn't feel like working on anything I had to do last night so I decided to work on something for my partner (which was 10x more fun).  It was sort of a new medium for me, so it took a bit longer than expected to finish the project up, but I like the end results.  I'm heading to the store tomorrow to pick up _____ if they have it in stock.  I made a ______ and I think making a pair of ____ would go perfect with it.      ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on October 25, 2010 01:23:16 PM
I haven't posted in a while, due to school, work, etc., but I am crafting away! I actually am going to be making SEVERAL trips to Hobby Lobby over the course of the week, so that I can use a coupon for each of my items. (Same with Joanns, and Michaels...) ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on October 25, 2010 03:03:13 PM
I am back now and ready to craft.
I have two things half completed that I am hoping to finally get finished this week...all the while while trying to make a halloween costume..hehe

The good news is...I may or may not have found some awesomeness in Germany for my partner....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 25, 2010 03:30:25 PM
I finished another small today and finally found a cute thimble to add to my collection, I didn't know how hard cute ones were to find, its been a good day :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 25, 2010 07:48:04 PM
I, too, have a few half started items...all of them are for another swap except my stocking, and that's actually approaching being 2/3 done after spending over an hour and a half waiting for my car to have an oil change and tire rotation after work today.  I was lucky to have had it with me, took it home from work so I could take it with me on our road trip Wed, I will likely end up with ALL the detail work done on it when we get back home.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on October 26, 2010 08:05:50 AM
Picked up a couple of store bought goodies for the stocking this weekend....:)

Now to get to those WIP's I have to finish up for Bexxer's stocking!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: pinkmichk on October 26, 2010 09:44:14 AM
checking in i picked up a cute store brought item to go in & progress going well


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 26, 2010 11:18:40 AM
Having a crafternoon tomorrow to finish up another swap and then one on Friday for this swap! Woohoo! Looks like i might be having another crafternoon next week for this swap, too. i will be finishing my kiddos costume today, sending out my stuff for the only other swap I'm in on Monday, and then I'm full steam ahead on this swap! Woohoo! I can't wait. I keep getting more ideas and writing them down. I've also been buying mega craft stuff for this one in new mediums I haven't done before but wanted to try. I think it's gonna be awesome! And, stocking = 50% done!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 26, 2010 08:22:23 PM
I finished the detail work on my stocking today!  Just have to finish the back half, then put the pieces together and voila!!  I need to get some store bought stuffers as well, and I'm waiting on a handmade item from another craftster.  If it doesn't end up getting done in time, it will be a mailed off surprise separately :)  We're off to Orlando for a couple days, so I may not be in contact, unsure if a PC will be coming along for the ride.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: gatheredthreads on October 27, 2010 06:24:38 AM
I was up half the night the other night, in pain.  Which sucked.  But I spent it brainstorming ideas and came up with the most awesome one.  DH has agreed to work on it with me this weekend, because I need his expertise with it!

My to-do list is getting longer, not shorter, what is up with that  ???


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on October 27, 2010 06:49:54 AM
This weekend will be another one out-of-town- LSUA for a(nother) debate tournament.
Hopefully I can get a few things done anyway.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lindsay614 on October 27, 2010 06:52:38 AM
Have fun debating! I don't think I've finished any other items for your stocking since I last posted, so you are not falling behind me. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 27, 2010 07:51:20 AM
My sister loves to vollunteer me and my mom for things, this time its 120 sandwichs for her rotc thing this weekend at the nevada day parade so I won't be doing any craft this weekend, but my mom is coming over today to help me make my sons costume and with my stocking :) I love my mom


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SMLounsbury on October 27, 2010 08:54:34 AM
Just checking in.  We've had field trips and illnesses (and swim lessons, oh my) these past two weeks, so my crafting will be picking back up shortly.  I did pick up another store bought item over the weekend. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on October 27, 2010 10:10:22 AM
Checking in!!! I am heading up to Salem Mass for Halloween weekend but I wanted to say hi to everyone before I go. I have been busy with work and film projects so I have done very little crafting but I got lucky a few days ago while cleaning and found a bag full of Holiday stuff from last year that I can use. I plan to start on my stocking (already have a concept) when I get back. I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on October 27, 2010 11:16:31 AM
I think I'm pretty much done with crafting for this swap. I'll probably do another couple of little things, but mostly it is shopping time! That's what I get for having a bunch of time on my hands  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on October 27, 2010 11:52:21 AM
I haven't done too much since my last post...  ::) I remembered to drop my fabric off to my mom's place (with her sewing machine since I don't have one) and then I'll be back there again to finish it up... Doing the details on the top part and then slapping it together should be easy...

Other than that, I hit the "depressed" point in the holidays. But I really refuse because this weekend is my favorite part.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 27, 2010 02:51:24 PM
I think I'm pretty much done with crafting for this swap. I'll probably do another couple of little things, but mostly it is shopping time! That's what I get for having a bunch of time on my hands  ;D

holy friggin' crap! I am NOWHERE near done with crafting. I'm hoping by the end of next week that I should have most of it done... but there's now way it will all be done  ::). It IS, however, going to be awesome. Have an awesome Halloween!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 27, 2010 03:23:52 PM
I'm nowhere near done as well, but I'm plugging along.  Work has been crazy and I have come home the past few days just drained and not feeling creative.  I'm hoping to remedy that on Sunday when I have the day off :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on October 27, 2010 05:40:03 PM
I am no where near done either! but I have nearly finished the halloween costume i have been making and then on to stockingness!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 27, 2010 06:24:24 PM
I was going to start wrapping up sezouli's items when one of my girls yelled:  "We still need to _____ the _____!"  And she was right.  :P  I forgot.  So wrapping will have to wait.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 27, 2010 06:36:03 PM
I'm 75% done with the stocking now and I'm loving it so far, now I only have 1 bigger item and 1 smaller thing and the finishing touch on the stocking, I'm so happy with what I've made so far I just hope my partner and here girls are :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on October 27, 2010 08:15:31 PM
checking in.  hi everyone!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 27, 2010 09:22:53 PM
I'm 75% done with the stocking now and I'm loving it so far, now I only have 1 bigger item and 1 smaller thing and the finishing touch on the stocking, I'm so happy with what I've made so far I just hope my partner and here girls are :)
Hooray!  So exciting!  (And I'm sure we will love what you've made!) :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 27, 2010 11:29:42 PM
hot glue, hot glue, hot glue, Oh, and some more hot glue! (maybe a little glitter)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Linnybelle on October 28, 2010 05:20:03 AM
I am almost all moved into the new house.  Now just to figure out where I put everything and I should be set. I'm planning on starting the stocking this weekend. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on October 28, 2010 05:33:42 AM
No where near done here either!  But I did just make the cutest freaking thing ever last night while watching Modern Family.  Can't wait to stuff it in a stocking! ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on October 28, 2010 05:36:44 AM
I finished something yesterday while waiting for my sister to get out of work (she was 20 minutes late!) I'm glad it's done with!! It was the first time I made this particular thing and it gave me a bit of trouble...and there are still some flaws, but I'm pretty proud and hope bexxer loves it just the same!!!

So I'm at 5 crafted, and 4 bought things so far.....So far....bwhahaha


(still need to start the stocking though...shhh its intimidating me!)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on October 28, 2010 05:52:45 AM
i haven't done anything on this swap in 8 days. (but i did get some cool stuff started already.) i'm a bad girl.  but after today it is the only swap i have left to craft for. i juts need to decide how much of my elevnty million project list i can actually get done in time... :D



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on October 28, 2010 05:57:37 AM
I've actually gotten a few things finished which is nice. I have a few bought things i think red will love too!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 28, 2010 06:22:03 AM
I have a few made things already, but haven't started the stocking yet, nor had a chance to buy anything.  My car is due to go see the car doctor again, service engine light is on, and I don't drive when it is on.  Also been sewing with friends for her craft show, long hours and I'm dead tired when I get home at night (too used to being retired!)  LOL!  Oh well, will get paid eventually, and looking forward to that!!!  Just don't know when or how much!!!!  ??? ??? :-X :-X  At least I'll be home this weekend!   :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Homerof2 on October 28, 2010 08:12:40 AM
I have 4 items made, almost done the stocking and I have ideas of what I'm going to add for purchased items, so I think I'm making good progress.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on October 28, 2010 09:33:03 AM
Checking in!
This weekend is all crafting all the time! 
(now that I am done the hallowe'en costume for work tomorrow)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thenorm02 on October 28, 2010 10:27:45 AM
checking in.

My hubby was supposed to be deployed on sunday but they changed it to last night. so I havent been doing any crafting, just spending time with him.

I am taking today as a sit on the couch and cry day and tomorrow I will begin anew and start crafting for my partner


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 28, 2010 10:51:36 AM
ovesclutter's Group

lindsay614 <--> Vicious Hyperbolizer
thenorm02 <--> CraftCrazy13
InShambles <--> juliminustheE
Juicebox29 <--> darkladymajesta
princesspimp81 <--> charzard
DeSade13 <--> stacysews
TwistedTruth <--> SevsOnlyGirl

Great communication ladies. I'm so proud of us.

terri


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 28, 2010 11:05:34 AM
Lovesclutter's Group

lindsay614 <--> Vicious Hyperbolizer
thenorm02 <--> CraftCrazy13
InShambles <--> juliminustheE
Juicebox29 <--> darkladymajesta
princesspimp81 <--> charzard
DeSade13 <--> stacysews
TwistedTruth <--> SevsOnlyGirl

Great communication ladies. I'm so proud of us.

terri


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 28, 2010 11:33:05 AM
I was having a horrible issue with one craft for my partner that pretty much made me so frustrated that I put it down for a whole week.....and then today I was able to fix it! YAY! Well, it's still sliiiightly lopsided, but my boyfriend swears that I'm the only one that can a: see it or b: care. :) So excited to move on to the next step.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 28, 2010 01:05:14 PM
Oh no MissB!!  You can't forget to ____ the ____!!!   :D
I, as usual, am way behind.  But Luckily even though we seem to be chock full of overachieving crafters  ;) we still have plenty of time!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 28, 2010 01:23:16 PM
checking in.

My hubby was supposed to be deployed on sunday but they changed it to last night. so I havent been doing any crafting, just spending time with him.

I am taking today as a sit on the couch and cry day and tomorrow I will begin anew and start crafting for my partner


***HUGS***


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on October 28, 2010 03:37:47 PM
I am waiting to hear from:

Bexxer
Rustyboobz

Thanks for keeping active in the threads guys! It makes things so easy on my end!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on October 28, 2010 03:54:23 PM
Checking in - spent the last week helping my brother with his costume and making my little girl a super cute costume that she REFUSED to wear to her preschool party today! ARGH!!! I can't wait to get back to Christmas crafting!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: RedMenace on October 28, 2010 05:28:28 PM
Checking in - getting ready for a long weekend of crafting!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 28, 2010 06:57:00 PM
Oh, murbeck....(((((((******HUGS*******))))))...I wish you and sezouli lived real close and we could have a crafting weekend...it would be so much fun!

sezouli...you crack me up!   ;D  I just bought more wrapping paper today for your items, in case I run out.  It has Snoopy on it for your dogs!  (I love Snoopy too!)  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on October 29, 2010 11:34:15 AM
Checking in - spent the last week helping my brother with his costume and making my little girl a super cute costume that she REFUSED to wear to her preschool party today! ARGH!!! I can't wait to get back to Christmas crafting!

Mine decided that last night she would come down with a 104.6 fever and get blisters in her throat so we won't get to go trick or treating :(  Doc said it was just a virus but now where am I supposed to get candy from??


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 29, 2010 01:41:42 PM
jennilocker...I'll send you my candy!   ;D  I've been trying to lose weight and have done well, thank goodness.  But I don't know how well I'm going to hold up under the pressure of trying to resist 3 Musketeers and Hershey bars!

I have a few days off from work in the coming weeks so I am hoping to find time to wrap sezouli's items (as I've said in like the last 100 posts  :P)...I can't wait to see her reaction to the items I've sent!  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 29, 2010 01:45:24 PM
jennilocker...I'll send you my candy!   ;D  I've been trying to lose weight and have done well, thank goodness.  But I don't know how well I'm going to hold up under the pressure of trying to resist 3 Musketeers and Hershey bars!

I have a few days off from work in the coming weeks so I am hoping to find time to wrap sezouli's items (as I've said in like the last 100 posts  :P)...I can't wait to see her reaction to the items I've sent!  :D


I have decided it is my goal to GAIN weight this holiday season, that way I can't dissapoint myself- actually, I'm pretty sure I'm right on track!
I'm excited to see what I get too!  But I'm glad you haven't wrapped yet, it gives me a false sense of hope that I might be able to send at the same time as you.  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on October 29, 2010 01:50:54 PM
jennilocker...I'll send you my candy! 

I have decided it is my goal to GAIN weight this holiday season, that way I can't dissapoint myself- actually, I'm pretty sure I'm right on track!
I'm excited to see what I get too!  But I'm glad you haven't wrapped yet, it gives me a false sense of hope that I might be able to send at the same time as you.  ;) ;D

This is why the people of Craftster are my friends.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on October 29, 2010 01:52:39 PM
Checking in!  I've got all my purchased things.  Haven't done the stocking yet, and I've got two crafted items to do yet - actually redo them as the first rounds weren't something that I wanted to send.  :(  But I found replacements to ______, so hopefully they come out better!



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on October 29, 2010 02:29:10 PM
I've finished Halloween costumes for the kids and I'm going to make one small item for myself... then I'm starting on a couple of large items for my partner!  I'm excited to get started - I LOVE the fabric I got.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on October 29, 2010 03:44:26 PM
This is why the people of Craftster are my friends.

 ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 29, 2010 03:47:47 PM
Back from my mini vaca, exhausted, and got only a small amount of crafting done on my hoop for the Hoopla swap....though I DID finish my ENTIRE front of my highly decorated stocking on Tuesday night at the double-header softball game :)  SO thrilled with it!!!  I MUST make one for the house now!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 29, 2010 06:01:32 PM
Back from my mini vaca, exhausted,
No no no no - you are supposed to return from a vacation feeling revived!!  What in the world were you doing?  ;)
  I thought I might try one more thing for my partner - went out by my door to get my sander and....what do you know - someone stole it!  Dumb of me to leave it there, but my front yard is gated - and I live in a quiet neighborhood - geez - I hope whoever took it really needed it and just wasn't being a jerk. >:(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 29, 2010 06:34:29 PM
Back from my mini vaca, exhausted,
No no no no - you are supposed to return from a vacation feeling revived!!  What in the world were you doing?  ;)
  I thought I might try one more thing for my partner - went out by my door to get my sander and....what do you know - someone stole it!  Dumb of me to leave it there, but my front yard is gated - and I live in a quiet neighborhood - geez - I hope whoever took it really needed it and just wasn't being a jerk. >:(

Well, we went to a resort, ate out at an AYCE lobster n seafood place after we got in.  Next day, mini golf in the heat of the day, then into the pool and a vigorous game of pool volleyball for...oh...TWO HOURS.  Then, to Halloween Horror Nights and walked and waited and waited and waited....did I mention we waited?? :D in lines for the haunted houses and rides.  GAH!  My dogs are barking. LOUD.  My calves are KILLING me.  My whole body aches all over.  This is what I get for not being active for so long and then pool volleyball followed by 6 hours of walking and standing while being overweight :P

I have the totebag of projects that sat untouched on our 2 day trip until the drive home waiting for me to haul to work for the next few days.  I have the back side of my stocking to detail, then it's time for assembly!  The 20th is coming up faster than I thought...it will be the 1st on Monday already :o 

I've been running around like a decapitated yard foul for the last few weeks since I learned we were going on that trip in Feb trying to do swaps, Xmas gifts, AND get items for our trip requested and purchased.  My brain's about as useful as a one legged man in an....well, we know the rest of that analogy LOL!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 29, 2010 08:38:18 PM
sezouli...I love your sense of humor!  That's why we hit it off so well!   ;D

Your "goal" of gaining weight for the holidays sounds great!  Knowing that I will have to adjust my ways of looking at food for the REST OF MY LIFE is just too much to think about sometimes. 

However, I am thinking that with three days off within the next two weeks, I should be able to wrap and mail.  I hope, I hope, I hope.....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on October 30, 2010 08:20:14 AM
SOO much crafting to do this week!!! eek!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on October 30, 2010 01:10:44 PM
Got up this a.m. with the best of intentions, however.....  well I am making something for another swap, had to take a break as it was causing me to say bad words.  Got something planned to do this afternoon for Lovesclutter, to add to her clutter (HEHE!), but I've been too chicken to start it yet!  LOL! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 30, 2010 01:36:08 PM
Just a note to all our lovely swappers, I'll be out of town Nov. 4 - 7 at a conference.  If I can check in, I will, but in the meantime if you need something feel free to PM blushingbluegrass and lovesclutter - they'll take care of ya! :-*

At least the conference is on Disney property, we're staying at the Swan and Dolphin!  I'm hoping to get some extras while there.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on October 30, 2010 02:52:46 PM
At least the conference is on Disney property, we're staying at the Swan and Dolphin!  I'm hoping to get some extras while there.

How do you spell JEALOUS?!?!?!?!? I have never been to Disney, but have always wanted to go.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 30, 2010 03:15:51 PM
Have fun Sevs! :)

I've cut out my stocking! Now to decorate... :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 30, 2010 04:13:42 PM
Back from my mini vaca, exhausted, and got only a small amount of crafting done on my hoop for the Hoopla swap....though I DID finish my ENTIRE front of my highly decorated stocking on Tuesday night at the double-header softball game :)  SO thrilled with it!!!  I MUST make one for the house now!

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 30, 2010 07:39:27 PM
We went on a pumpkin hunt to 3 stores before breaking down and going to the pumpkin tent and paying twice as much for the 2 we needed to get for carving with my girl's brother's wife's kids.  I FINALLY spent the $5 Target giftcard and got a couple fun extras for this swap though, despite striking out with the pumpkins there.  I got one item for the Frugal swap as well (my ONLY purchased item for that swap) and a roll of pretty wrapping paper for my goodies for this swap.  YAY!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on October 30, 2010 09:04:41 PM
I keep running into good and bad ideas! Man, which will win?!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on October 31, 2010 05:53:09 AM
I 'snuck' out of the house yesterday afternoon while my husband was cleaning out the storage room and got the last of the supplies I need for DeSade's package and stocking.  I'd say I would craft today, but somehow I don't think that my son is ever going to nap knowing that he gets to go trick-or-treating and wear his costume today.   ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 31, 2010 07:58:15 AM
 :-*  YEA!!!  The pumpkin icons!  (Yeah, it don't take too much to make me happy!  ;))

On another note, I found a pattern for something that I'm going to make sezouli!  At this point, I'm going to need to drive a u-haul across country to get the package to her!  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on October 31, 2010 08:08:58 AM
I woke up around 4am thinking "It's Halloween! It's Halloween! I'm so excited! It's Halloween!" and couldn't get back to sleep. I probably should take a nap as I'll be up 'til tomorrow with some friends who are coming over for a costume party, but I'm way too excited. I mean, IT'S HALLOWEEN! Did I mention that?

One of my friends is coming over this afternoon to help me cook and decorate for the party. I recently introduced her to Craftster and she reminds me so much of Audania1, I mean even more than I remind myself of Audania1, and that is saying something! Anyway, I plan on having her check over the items I have so far. I sure hope they pass inspection!

ps- Oh WOW! I just refreshed and found JACK-O-LANTERNS!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on October 31, 2010 08:23:55 AM
I'm about halfway through making ORB's stocking.  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on October 31, 2010 08:33:19 AM
I have 3 large items started, and not finished. But this is time wise not dollar wise, and have to come up with some great ideas for stuffers. I went home to see mom and dad this weekend, and it was so great. Now I work tonight till 6:15, taking some vaca to give out candy. I'm wearing my purple gibbous dress to work, and taking extra clothes if they make me change. They can be so pissy sometines. Also wearing a long grey wig, and am going as Glenda the good witch of the north only in purple.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: oneredboot on October 31, 2010 08:34:39 AM
I'm about halfway through making ORB's stocking.  :D

Last night I finished up two tiny items for Troublet--they turned out super cute!  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on October 31, 2010 08:48:43 AM
I finished one of my main stuffers. I'm really excited because it's something I was trying for the first time, I just hope rustyboobz likes it :)

Hoping to get to Joanns today for fabric for the stocking.  I've been putting off the actual stocking because it intimidates me lol


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on October 31, 2010 09:30:36 AM
found something really cute at joann's yesterday for tsm.  someone threw it in the dollar bin but I'm glad they did because I would never have come across it otherwise.  Gonna make a small thing today, which I'm actually pretty excited about.

Yay, pumpkin heads!  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on October 31, 2010 10:04:07 AM
Today is my anniversary, so I probably won't get too much craftiness done...however, yesterday I finished one stuffer, and started on another!  progress!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on October 31, 2010 09:59:32 PM

One of my friends is coming over this afternoon to help me cook and decorate for the party. I recently introduced her to Craftster and she reminds me so much of Audania1, I mean even more than I remind myself of Audania1, and that is saying something! Anyway, I plan on having her check over the items I have so far. I sure hope they pass inspection!

ps- Oh WOW! I just refreshed and found JACK-O-LANTERNS!  ;D ;D ;D

So, so? did she like? did she like? ;) ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on November 01, 2010 02:23:31 AM

One of my friends is coming over this afternoon to help me cook and decorate for the party. I recently introduced her to Craftster and she reminds me so much of Audania1, I mean even more than I remind myself of Audania1, and that is saying something! Anyway, I plan on having her check over the items I have so far. I sure hope they pass inspection!

ps- Oh WOW! I just refreshed and found JACK-O-LANTERNS!  ;D ;D ;D

So, so? did she like? did she like? ;) ;D

She loves! I am very glad. I thought I was on the right track, but, you know, I wanted to make sure it wasn't just me, myself, and I thinking it was good.

I sure hope that I'm making sense. It's past 2 and I haven't slept since 4am and my Halloween sugar high is tapering off...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 01, 2010 07:08:55 AM
HOORAY!!  Its November!  Now I don't have to feel guilty about sending.  Of course, in the interum I started on one more little thing - so I won't send quite yet.....but sooooooooon!  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on November 01, 2010 08:16:20 AM
i went out and spent alot of money on somethings to make for my partner im fairly excited about it though because i ended up getting way more than i needed so i will not only be able to make one for her but i will be able to make Possibly two more! i still have to work on my stocking but i have alot of other things started so i feel im in really good shape! oh and i bought a few things that are hallmark for my family in stockings. Im really excited about all the things im doing.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on November 01, 2010 08:21:53 AM
It's November!!!!

heading to Hobby Lobby as soon as my husband gets home with the car!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 01, 2010 08:24:56 AM
Now that halloween is over I'm in full christmas mode, I have my sister presesnt done and I'm almost done with this swap, I have to go buy some supplies to finish 2 thing but other then that I don't have a lot to do.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: juliminustheE on November 01, 2010 08:44:50 AM
I have three christmas swaps i am participating in and my room is littered with tons of christmas item, my mom says she won't even go in my room because it is so much christmas. :D Thats fine then i don't get yelled at for not cleaning.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 01, 2010 10:00:57 AM
I'm so excited that November is here!!!!!!!!!!  my 3-day weeks starts this week too and I'm going into full-craft days on Thursday & Friday while I have the house to myself.  I'm SO excited  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on November 01, 2010 11:38:03 AM
Checking in.  Started the stocking and have several stuffers done, just needing some finishing details.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on November 01, 2010 12:27:50 PM
I made a couple stocking things this weekend....kinda wanna keep one... ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on November 01, 2010 07:51:30 PM
My three started items will please margie I'm sure. It's the little things that have me stumped. I will probably be a last minute, but if any on my team have any issues or those on Sev's team, feel free to pm me, as I do check messages nightly after work. Found out tonight that I am the most 'valuable' member of my team. Yay me.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 01, 2010 08:10:49 PM
I got a new job and hated it and now I have another new job that I love :) and I'm pretty much done crafting, one thing needs some finishing and I have to buy the bought items. I'm so happy with everything I have made :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 01, 2010 08:23:09 PM
I got a new job and hated it and now I have another new job that I love :) and I'm pretty much done crafting, one thing needs some finishing and I have to buy the bought items. I'm so happy with everything I have made :)
Hooray for a job you love and hooray for being happy with verything you made!!  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on November 01, 2010 08:30:02 PM
Woohoo!  I just added 240 ______ to my latest project for my partner and I think it looks really good.  This is a fairly new craft for me so I'm hoping that it turns out well.  


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princesspimp81 on November 02, 2010 12:19:08 AM
My package is basically done and ready, I just have to make it to the post office lol  This week is kinda crazy and my dad is coming up from New Mexico, so it'll probably be next week before I make it.  I'm pretty exited about the goodies I've got for my partner though!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on November 02, 2010 05:11:48 AM
Finished up a stuffer last night and super happy with the way it turned out!  Still haven't finished my stocking but we still have 19 days right!! ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 02, 2010 06:29:38 AM
Ok, I have today off from work.  I finished up the extra item that I am really excited I found the pattern for.  The girls just need to put the ______________ on the ______________ and we will wrap it up, put it in the box and mail out.  This time I MEAN IT!  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: pinkmichk on November 02, 2010 06:55:29 AM
just checking in ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 02, 2010 07:40:06 AM
I'm off on Thursday & Friday, so I'm gonna go check out the Hobby Lobby that's new to our area (my first EVER!) grab a Gingerbread latte on my way home (they brought them back TODAY!  woo-hoo!) and go home to clean my craft room to Christmas music and craft to my heart's desire for the rest of the day & Friday and probably through the weekend too.  Then, I can repeat next Thurs & Fri, and the one after that too (though I'll have sent for this swap by then)... sorry, I'm a bit over giddy this morning after finding out about the return of gingerbread lattes at Starbucks  :P


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 02, 2010 07:46:50 AM
You sound like you are having (and going to have) so much fun!  Enjoy!

On another note, I have been sorting thru the items and boxes I have for the three swaps I'm in right now, which includes this one...another bitty thing for this swap just needs a bitty thing sewn on it and I can wrap it and it's ready to go.  But I have to wait for hubby to get home to reach something else, so that I can include it in the package. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on November 02, 2010 10:16:51 AM
I'm going to Target and Stein Mart today to pick up some stuffers for my partner :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on November 02, 2010 11:34:09 AM
You sound like you are having (and going to have) so much fun!  Enjoy!

On another note, I have been sorting thru the items and boxes I have for the three swaps I'm in right now, which includes this one...another bitty thing for this swap just needs a bitty thing sewn on it and I can wrap it and it's ready to go.  But I have to wait for hubby to get home to reach something else, so that I can include it in the package. 

Oh my gosh! NO more!!!  I am already having nightmares of me getting this huge box and you getting a puny one that you can hardly even see!!  You're so funny!  I HAVE to get to work on this swap- must must must!  I have a craft show I'm in on Friday, so if I can wrap up all the craftyness that I"m making for that, maybe I can concentrate on this!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 02, 2010 12:39:53 PM
So I wrapped and wrapped and packed everything up all nice and tight and thennnnnn.....realized I forgot to put the biggest thing in there.  Okay - Sweet - you are getting two packages. :-\


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on November 02, 2010 12:57:26 PM
I'm going to Target and Stein Mart today to pick up some stuffers for my partner :D

EEE!  I heart Target...I am planning a trip to the States this month just to go.....(yea....I wish they had them here...)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 02, 2010 01:07:25 PM
I used that $5 giftcard for Target I had laying around for a month or so, got some stuffers, a roll of wrapping paper, and I pitched in a dollar and tax and got a 6th item as well.  I also have an item cut out and ready to sew up, snagged a couple more extras from the kitchen, and I have plans for a set of items, just need to get them cut out too.  Still have some finishing on my stocking, then assembly of it.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on November 02, 2010 01:19:52 PM
I was up early this morning, finished off my "240" project, made a 'coordinating _____ ' to go with it, and bought a little something that will be turned into something fabulous later on this week. I'm hoping to start the stocking this weekend.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 02, 2010 01:25:53 PM
I REALLY did wrap up all of sezouli's items today!  :D Whoooo-hoooo!  A 'Staples' copy paper box, filled to the brim!  Cannot even squeeze a paper clip in there now!  ;D  I'll PM sezouli and organizer with DC# when it's sent.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on November 02, 2010 02:39:38 PM
I REALLY did wrap up all of sezouli's items today!  :D Whoooo-hoooo!  A 'Staples' copy paper box, filled to the brim!  Cannot even squeeze a paper clip in there now!  ;D  I'll PM sezouli and organizer with DC# when it's sent.
Wowsers! I'm excited to get it!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on November 02, 2010 02:53:41 PM
still slowly chugging away. Playing caregiver for my dad takes up a lot of time. I may be sacrificing some sleep these next weeks just to get stuff done on time!! eek!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 02, 2010 04:04:21 PM
Sent!  Phew!  I felt like the mad packer trying to get it all together so I could drop it off on my way to vote!  Hope I didn't forget anything!  ;)  sweetyetevil - you'll be getting a box and a padded envelope - open the envelope first!!!  Can't wait to see what you think! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Homerof2 on November 02, 2010 08:17:50 PM
I have finally figured out what all I'm going to make - I found some wonderful ____________ material in my stash and it's going to make a wonderful little ________.  And, as I was digging through my craft closet, I came across a ___________ that I had made earlier this year and forgot about and it fits nicely into this swap, that means I now have 5 items completed.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thenorm02 on November 02, 2010 08:46:11 PM
alright well its been 6 days since my husband deployed and I havent crafted at all :( but I have my hoopla swap due the 15th and this due the 20th! and almsot nothing done! ahhk! lol ok so that means I have to buck up and get ta crafting!!
Im not overly worried I think I have all the crafts that I want to make/do planned out and Im fairly certian I have all the materials I need for them so things should go pretty fast! esp considering that I dont sleep a lot either! lol :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on November 03, 2010 06:51:49 AM
long debate weekend, but all set to craft again. I'm hesitant though, because I'm not pleased with the ___________ for the __________. I may try to head to the small fabric place here in town to find replacements. I'm not sure if they have what I need, though.
This weekend I'm NOT going on the debate tournament (the weekends are supposed to be about sleeping, not arguing!), so I'll have time to do my ____________. Probably sometime next week I'll go over to a friends house and do the ___________ which I found an adorable _________ for (only $1!!).


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on November 03, 2010 01:40:58 PM
Hello everybody!

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween weekend. I just got back from Salem late Monday night. Such a blast. I am fully into Holiday craft mode and started a few small things. I also hit up Michaels for stocking stuffers today. I plan on including one large thing that won't fit into the stocking. Planning on starting my stocking on Sunday. I can't believe its already November!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: gatheredthreads on November 03, 2010 02:09:22 PM
I planned out something today that I'd been putting off starting.  It went far better than I feared  :D  It's not going to fit in the stocking though, but I just have to make it.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on November 03, 2010 03:35:25 PM
I need to get my butt in gear, I want to get quite a few things done on the stocking before next Thursday. I will be out of commission for a few days getting 4 teeth pulled next Thursday. ::groan::


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on November 03, 2010 05:23:56 PM
Hey all! I have 5 things started and each are about 90% done. There are three medium (read large) items that one is mostly complete. One is pieced out. One is not started but I have the stuff for.
I finished the .        . for my         and I am sooooo happy with it!!!!!
Now I just have to put it                  !!! Yay! Got two things done yesterday and making more progress today. It's a little slow going now as my 3 year old has a stomach virus and the baby has such a head cold! Aaaahh! I don't think I'll be sleeping much tonight.....
At least it's November!!! Hooray!!


And, btw, I'm totally psyched about the gingerbread lattes, too!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on November 03, 2010 07:01:45 PM
hmm being in a three way swap makes it difficult to decide how much to send. If im sending a medium i have 4/7 required crafted items finished. I need to finish my stocking but its all going well so far


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on November 03, 2010 07:32:28 PM
hmm being in a three way swap makes it difficult to decide how much to send. If im sending a medium i have 4/7 required crafted items finished. I need to finish my stocking but its all going well so far

I totally feel you! Its a tough call! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on November 03, 2010 08:03:18 PM
hmm being in a three way swap makes it difficult to decide how much to send. If im sending a medium i have 4/7 required crafted items finished. I need to finish my stocking but its all going well so far

I totally feel you! Its a tough call! :)

I think im just goign to craft untill the 20th and then send all i made/bought XD if its med its med if its large then its Large No harm no foul


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on November 04, 2010 03:30:15 AM
Sent!  Phew!  I felt like the mad packer trying to get it all together so I could drop it off on my way to vote!  Hope I didn't forget anything!  ;)  sweetyetevil - you'll be getting a box and a padded envelope - open the envelope first!!!  Can't wait to see what you think! :)
WOOOO HOOOO! I have thought about it and I do not think I am going to be able to wait even a few days LMAO I am excited to see what goodies I am getting in my stocking...
I am still working on my partners things. I have a few done and a few bought. Still have my list of things but I am going to have to scale down on the big items....I already have one that will definately not fit into the stocking!! Hope her kiddo digs it  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 04, 2010 05:44:10 AM
yeah, my stuff is definitely not all going to fit into the stocking but I'm sure that's all well & good  :)  I make no attempt to plan things so that they fit in there.  I just make what i think TSM is going to like!  Though it's kind of weird that once I stop worrying about physical size, I think more of it will fit in than I originally thought... lol


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 04, 2010 07:08:43 AM
Well mine obviously didn't all fit or I wouldn't have had to send it in two parts...BUT...the stocking is full and there are a few extras that just would never have fit no matter how I tried.  I'm doubting there will be any complaints about that.  ;)  And by the way - I have nothing against opening a stocking in November - after all, if I have no will power how can I expect anyone else to?  LOL


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 04, 2010 07:31:07 AM
All the crafted stuff doesn't fit in the stocking, i haven't even bought anything yet ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on November 04, 2010 08:35:32 AM
Me either tattooed, so that means I HAVE TO craft this weekend. Thisbirds putting us all to shame. But the 3 main items are just waiting on finishing, so I guess I will have to knuckle down. Yipes.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 04, 2010 10:39:45 AM
Not everything is going to fit into the stocking, but I think I"m going to put the smaller stuff in and then pack around it. 

Unfortunately, my crafting time has been cut short the past few days and ALL my bills came out of this paycheck, so the stocking and some other crafts are on hold until I get paid again. :(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on November 04, 2010 11:07:34 AM
There's no way some of my stuff will fit in a stocking. LOL


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on November 04, 2010 11:13:31 AM
hmm being in a three way swap makes it difficult to decide how much to send. If im sending a medium i have 4/7 required crafted items finished. I need to finish my stocking but its all going well so far

I totally feel you! Its a tough call! :)

I think im just goign to craft untill the 20th and then send all i made/bought XD if its med its med if its large then its Large No harm no foul

Good point! I have some fun stuff to try, so I figure it can't hurt. I have some fun stuff going, so I'm good :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on November 04, 2010 01:30:12 PM
Hello!

I started my large today - the long pile fabric I am working with is just killing me.  Blah.  Anywho - I started out making a ______, but when I looked at it, it looked more like a _________, which is great, cuz that fits the christmas theme better!  And of course, this gave me ideas about the stocking.  now i am off to class...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on November 04, 2010 03:59:25 PM
so. i spent the day with my iron, sewing machine and  fabric bins,   :)

i was so proud of myself.  i was making such awesome progress to finishing a cool thing and then i realized.  i cut wrong.  i had the most epic math fail ever.

so i am 25 % done. instead of 90 % done.  :(

i did finish something for her daughter one.  and daughter two's  little something is 95% done.  :)



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on November 04, 2010 07:23:32 PM
hmm being in a three way swap makes it difficult to decide how much to send. If im sending a medium i have 4/7 required crafted items finished. I need to finish my stocking but its all going well so far

I totally feel you! Its a tough call! :)

I think im just goign to craft untill the 20th and then send all i made/bought XD if its med its med if its large then its Large No harm no foul

I tend to over swap. I can't help it but I always end up with more just because I love holidays so much and I'm a compulsive shopper. I am really trying hard to use what I have (which is A LOT) to accomplish this swap. I did do some light shopping today for supplies for my big item. I'm excited and I should get some major crafting in this weekend.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on November 05, 2010 01:58:53 AM
I'm about 90% finished with ORB's stocking. I'll finish it tonight and then, I have all weekend to take pictures and wrap. It will be in the mail Monday! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 05, 2010 08:25:19 AM
With work and such I am not close to be done yet.  I feel so behind....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on November 05, 2010 08:36:16 AM
I am working on the stocking and realized I made a miscalculation on materials needed, so had to order some more.  It shipped out, but is coming from the West Coast, so here is keeping fingers crossed that they get here on time.   This could make me late on sending out, but I let all the powers that be know.  


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 05, 2010 08:48:20 AM
just came across this HUGE online >FREE< magazine full of Christmas ideas & tutes!!!!  Thought I'd share:

http://inspireco.blogspot.com/2010/11/inspired-ideas-christmas-issue.html

Just click on the picture and it will open up another window and you can flip through page by page


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on November 05, 2010 10:28:11 AM
Well my hubby is leaving to work out of state for 5 weeks on Sunday, so may be the kick in the pants I need to have him drag my sewing machineout of storage so I can construct bexxer's stocking!!

In fact I"m sending him now, since he has to get his luggage and tools out anyway!

Wish me luck, sewing intimidates me! :::bites nails:::


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on November 05, 2010 02:43:32 PM
I have all the stuff I need, I just need to craft. :D  I think once I get the package sent off for the swap due Monday I'll be able to do it!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on November 05, 2010 07:10:07 PM
I have aaaaaaalmost everything, I'm finishing up doing the projects... Ran into some maaaajor snags while trying to do this. Haha.
Yay!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 05, 2010 07:15:13 PM
Had a setback on my stocking...I assembled the back piece incorrectly, so I have to cut out and re-assemble a new one.  Good thing all the major detail work was on the front and I don't have to re-do that part...would be HOURS down the drain.  It's not a total loss though, just that it was assembled with the foot part facing the wrong direction when putting wrong sides together to bind the outside to complete it.  I can make us a new household stocking with it :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 05, 2010 08:53:45 PM
AARRGGHHH!!!!!!!!!  I FINALLY got everything wrapped, taped up the box, and found out I DON'T HAVE ANY BROWN PACKING PAPER to wrap the box in!  And hubby takes forever to do anything I ask...  Will send out as soon as I get the paper or even some paper bags to wrap the box in!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on November 05, 2010 09:07:04 PM
Totally got nothing done the last few days. After my kiddo got sick, I got sick. Yuck. So, hopefully, I'll be able to get things done this weekend. i have one med/large project I need to get started on and soon! I have to redo part of the stocking, too. grrr. I got too excited while sewing pieces together and forgot to see that I was sewing them together in the wrong direction. Aaaaah! Ok, I'll be good for tomorrow. ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on November 05, 2010 09:26:55 PM
Ugh, I can't tell you how many times I had to seam rip your (well, your kiddo's) stocking, Audania1. Well, actually I can because it is the most seam-ripping I've ever done  :'( but I'm too embarrassed to say. Due to this excessive amount of frustration, it is therefore not at all what I imagined, but at least it does look like a stocking  :-[

On a happier note, I figured out what to make your oldest. I couldn't have littlest get the stocking and oldest get nada, but I was having a bit of crafter's block. And then it came to me and for some odd reason I had all the supplies. I'm quite happy with it, but you might hate me because it is pink  ::)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on November 06, 2010 08:21:53 AM
I'm making the stocking today - I'm excited to get started.  I think I feel a cold coming on so I'm going to try to finish up the rest of my projects before it hits. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on November 06, 2010 08:24:41 AM
Quick question...

Are we supposed to wrap the purchased stuffers? I'm having a wrapping party this evening. LOL


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 06, 2010 09:56:37 AM
SYE - your package left Illinois last night (according to tracking) - looks like it really will arrive on Monday!!   ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on November 06, 2010 10:14:03 AM
I think you're all a bunch of crazy crafty overachievers!!   ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on November 06, 2010 10:28:54 AM
I think you're all a bunch of crazy crafty overachievers!!   ;D

seconded.  i just started, lol.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on November 06, 2010 11:02:59 AM
thirded. 

i do have a whack ton of started stuff, two craft fails and a shorter deadline cause i am gonna meet my partner in real life to swap....  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on November 06, 2010 11:49:54 AM
I think you're all a bunch of crazy crafty overachievers!!   ;D

seconded.  i just started, lol.

And I'll second that I just started quote! Luckily I have learned that even though this site is chock full of these overachievers  ;)    typically they don't mind being paired with us slow folks!  Thanks guys!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 06, 2010 11:54:28 AM
I am RARELY accused of being an over achiever - but get me on a roll and there's just no stopping me!  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on November 06, 2010 11:58:08 AM
Geez, I need to catch up, but I am sore and achy today from the cold weather and the furnace isn't working. Looks like a hot bath is in my very near future. I did work on one item last night, and think I may just pick that up.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on November 06, 2010 12:10:42 PM
Ugh, I can't tell you how many times I had to seam rip your (well, your kiddo's) stocking, Audania1. Well, actually I can because it is the most seam-ripping I've ever done  :'( but I'm too embarrassed to say. Due to this excessive amount of frustration, it is therefore not at all what I imagined, but at least it does look like a stocking  :-[

On a happier note, I figured out what to make your oldest. I couldn't have littlest get the stocking and oldest get nada, but I was having a bit of crafter's block. And then it came to me and for some odd reason I had all the supplies. I'm quite happy with it, but you might hate me because it is pink  ::)

LOL! I really don't mind pink. In fact, now that she's older she really doesn't have that much pink. It's just kind of funny because when she was a baby, all everyone got her was pink onesies, blankets, and burp cloths. It looked like pink threw up all over her room. Now pink and I have a pretty good relationship. ;) And that is so sweet of you to make something for her! I know she'll love it as pink IS her favorite color.

And about the seam ripping: I have only had one other project where I have had to rip out so many seams >:(. Hopefully, that's all over now :) and I can get to the putting-it-back-together part today.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 06, 2010 12:27:25 PM
YAY, I finally got paid so as soon as I get my check cashed i'm going to get the last of my supplies for the one last thing I need to make.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Rustyboobz on November 06, 2010 04:32:45 PM
i'm way too late with my stuffers :(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on November 06, 2010 07:06:49 PM
Making good progress on the large item until I ran out of buttons.  So then I started the medium and that is nearly done - just gotta sew on two more things.  Have fabric for the stocking but haven't started that. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on November 06, 2010 07:19:06 PM
Okay, I've still got a TON to do!!! I have to finish a crafted item, buy the purchased items, and then do the stocking!

*FREAKING OUT* THAT THERE'S ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on November 06, 2010 07:50:44 PM
Oh #$%^ it IS two weeks isn't it!? O.O Craaaaaaaap... Good thing I work well under pressure!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: RedMenace on November 06, 2010 08:21:38 PM
Haven't done much crafting 'cause work's been crazy, but I have the last week before sendouts off from work... that's right, I actually scheduled my vacation time around swap sendouts. ::)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on November 07, 2010 07:11:52 AM
Haven't done much crafting 'cause work's been crazy, but I have the last week before sendouts off from work... that's right, I actually scheduled my vacation time around swap sendouts. ::)

I have the week after swap sendouts off - but the university determines my days off, not me.  >sad face< Otherwise, I would totally schedule my days off around swap deadlines!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on November 07, 2010 07:31:06 AM
So do I. I would prefer that the sendouts were on the 26th, but I WILL have my package ready by the 20th. (Somehow... ???)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on November 07, 2010 09:30:57 AM
So, apparently, the sick saga continues in my house  :-X. I thought we were well in the clear but then my infant puked all over me last night. That's right, kids. All over me. All over my couch. All over my floor. All at the same time. She will not be eating peas for a very VERY VERY long time. So gross.
As there are only 4 people in my house, lets hope that that was it and my husband doesn't get sick, too. True, he has the stomach of a trash compactor but it may not be fool-proof.

On the other hand, I got a big fix portion on my stocking done yesterday and it looks as though I'll be able to finish it today! SQUEE *crosses fingers*
I also plan on starting the             for       .  Yay!!! As it is, I still may be working up close to the deadline! Yipes! (I still can't believe it's only two weeks away  :o  When did that happen?)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on November 07, 2010 09:47:08 AM
I had big plans for finishing up my swap package today and have been derailed by that stomach bug too. Ugh...

I hope your family gets a miss on another round Audania1.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on November 07, 2010 05:12:53 PM
I had a wonderfully productive weekend and am DONE!  I still have to wrap everything and I'm crossing my fingers that it all fits into the box I have ready to go.  Maybe I'll have to put up fun sneak peek before I send.   ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on November 07, 2010 08:06:29 PM
Sooooo much good progress this weekend! And I went to JoAnn Fabric today and spent $35! (That's a lot for me...  ;)  ::)) And some nice woman behind me gave me a 10% off coupon.

I love really good days.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: gatheredthreads on November 08, 2010 06:14:03 AM
I only have a few items to finish up (though one is major), but I am meeting up with my partner in a week and an hour :o to exchange!

I had a total craft fail last night.  Wrestled with technology & freezer paper for two hours to get something printing properly.  Then when it was finally working, I closed the laptop that was running the print job  :'(  Had to prep more fabric to finish the printing. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 08, 2010 06:54:04 AM
Out foor delivery - oh boy oh boy oh boy!  I think I'm probably more excited than sweetyetevil!!   :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on November 08, 2010 06:55:31 AM
Had a very successful crafting weekend with the fiance out of town.
Sometime this week I'll go to a friend's and finish up the __________, __________, and __________, then I'll be a skip away from done!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on November 08, 2010 07:17:16 AM
Sooooo much good progress this weekend! And I went to JoAnn Fabric today and spent $35! (That's a lot for me...  ;)  ::)) And some nice woman behind me gave me a 10% off coupon.

I love really good days.

Aw, how sweet! What a nice person.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Homerof2 on November 08, 2010 09:46:34 AM
After a very productive Friday, I can say I'm officially done!  Now all I have to do is wrap everything and find a box to fit it in to but I probably won't send until next week.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: juliminustheE on November 08, 2010 11:29:27 AM
I am going out for my second round of buying supplies for this swap and my 12 day on Saturday, since joann is having a veterans day sale. :] i just have a couple more items to do, but i have been holding off for a good sale to come, since i work on black friday! which is a HUGE downer for me, i live for black friday.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on November 08, 2010 12:22:12 PM
I received today the most beautiful thoughtful package from thisbirdsabsurd. I cannot wait to post all of the pics I took but I cannot find the gallery so it must not be up yet. Wait till you see the things she made for me.....she is such a wonderful artist and she definately put time and thought into what she made for me!!! All I can say is wow  ;D You are going to say the same thing when I get the pics up. Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 08, 2010 12:29:46 PM
woo hoo!  I can't wait to see the first stocking and stuffers! 

I got nothing accomplished for this swap this weekend, but I did get my craft room cleaned up which will help me on my way  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 08, 2010 12:32:32 PM
I'm done crafting but I need to buy one or two more stuffers I think, I'm going to see how much room I have in the box


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on November 08, 2010 12:36:54 PM
I had a little bit of a "crafters block" for a couple things, but now I think I have them decided!!!  Now to craft away...tonight is all about the stocking...

Partner...feel better! ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 08, 2010 01:05:49 PM
WOO HOO!  Package received and package almost ready!  What more could a girl ask for?  Glad you liked it sweet!  (and can't wait TC!) :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 08, 2010 01:07:35 PM
I get paid on Thursday and I"m going to get the rest of the things for my package and supplies....including the stocking supplies so that I can face my fear of making this stocking!  ALL my bills came out of this paycheck, so I couldn't even tempt myself by walking into a craft store until I got paid again or I'd overdraft my account.  :( booo bills


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on November 08, 2010 01:21:11 PM
I just finished SMLounsbury's stocking!  I am really happy with it, I hope she likes it too!
I also just got a bunch of new craft books in the mail....so there may be more projects in the works very soon!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on November 08, 2010 02:00:12 PM
I received today the most beautiful thoughtful package from thisbirdsabsurd. I cannot wait to post all of the pics I took but I cannot find the gallery so it must not be up yet. Wait till you see the things she made for me.....she is such a wonderful artist and she definately put time and thought into what she made for me!!! All I can say is wow  ;D You are going to say the same thing when I get the pics up. Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here ya go!!   :D

GALLERY LINK

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364289.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364289.0)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sweetyetevil on November 08, 2010 05:11:13 PM
Go check out the gallery, I posted my awesome package!!! ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: charzard on November 08, 2010 08:40:12 PM
People are already receiving?! OH MAN! Now I feel like a bad partner. But I'm still crafting away some awesome goodies!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princesspimp81 on November 09, 2010 01:01:53 AM
People are already receiving?! OH MAN! Now I feel like a bad partner. But I'm still crafting away some awesome goodies!
Don't worry partner, I know I'm going to love what you're making :) My package is all packed and ready to go, I just haven't made it out to the post office yet.  This weekend was crazy with my dad coming up from New Mexico, and I'm not sure I'll be able to get there this week either, so I'm planning to ship out my package to my lovely partner this coming weekend!  I'm pretty excited about the goodies I've got for you charzard!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on November 09, 2010 06:19:30 AM
I still have a crap load I wanna do for dharma and am totally freaking about the upcoming sendout date...BUT I did finish something for Marley that I LOVE... here is a teaser........


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 09, 2010 06:41:34 AM
I have an item cut and ready to sew, 2 smalls cut and ready to sew...just have to find a zipper.  I still have to re-do my back for the stocking and assemble that.  I'll be making a trip to the super Walmart for groceries later today, and I hope to come up with some more goodies or supplies to make more goodies when I leave there.  They have a HUGE aisle FULL of clearance goods...the last time I was there it was full of FABRIC AND CRAFT SUPPLIES ON CLEARANCE!!!  Bonus!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on November 09, 2010 09:05:33 AM
Stocking done...1st one i have ever made...but I think that you will like it partner!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on November 09, 2010 09:16:35 AM
I have plenty of things half started just need to get the rest of it done. I've been fighting off a killer cough,  but all germies shoudl be gone before i send !


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lindsay614 on November 09, 2010 10:02:57 AM
Checking in! And then I'm headed over to the gallery..woohoo :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on November 09, 2010 01:29:52 PM
I worked on the stocking last night and tried the stuff in it for a dry run for fit.  I think it is interesting, although not exactly what I originally anticipated.  My neighbors came over and really liked it anyway.  I'll sit on it awhile and think about it.  Can't wait for more stuff in the gallery so I can kind of get a feel of whether it is okay or not.  You know, that insecure feeling. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on November 09, 2010 01:34:38 PM
I still have a crap load I wanna do for dharma and am totally freaking about the upcoming sendout date...BUT I did finish something for Marley that I LOVE... here is a teaser........

Okay, I had to show that to Marley... "that's Fancy... MARLEY!!!" she said. Then she points to your avatar - "did that baby make that for me?" Now that she knows that baby's mama is making stuff for her, it's okay for me to  make stuff for Zoe. :)

I have a couple projects in the works... picked up some supplies for some more today... need to run to Michaels to get a _______ ________ ________ ... and STILL need to start the stocking!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on November 09, 2010 01:43:04 PM
I still have a crap load I wanna do for dharma and am totally freaking about the upcoming sendout date...BUT I did finish something for Marley that I LOVE... here is a teaser........

Okay, I had to show that to Marley... "that's Fancy... MARLEY!!!" she said. Then she points to your avatar - "did that baby make that for me?" Now that she knows that baby's mama is making stuff for her, it's okay for me to  make stuff for Zoe. :)

I have a couple projects in the works... picked up some supplies for some more today... need to run to Michaels to get a _______ ________ ________ ... and STILL need to start the stocking!

Awwwww too sweet!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on November 09, 2010 01:57:49 PM
I sent!  I'm so excited and anxious (after seeing the first package received, I've got some swap anxiety now) for it to arrive! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on November 09, 2010 02:19:34 PM
checking in then checking the swap gallery!

I'm still trucking along - a little over half way through, but should be good and done a few days before send outs!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on November 09, 2010 03:09:47 PM
I am sure I will love it titaniumhip!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Bexxer on November 10, 2010 02:12:46 AM
Checking in!! Things are coming together greatly :D Everything at home was so hectic and crazy while my boyfriend was home for his two weeks, but now that he's left again, the crafting has resumed!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on November 10, 2010 03:31:51 AM
Got the rest of my supplies for the stocking and it is coming together despite the delay.  Need DH's help on one project, and need to add some blingage to some of the other projects.  Going to have to go shopping within the next week to pick up some things on my list.  Found something from a company in their catalogue - just hope one of my favourite shopping stretch HAS them!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on November 10, 2010 05:31:15 AM
wish me luck, a thing i worked on all last night i now notice in the bright of day has weird yellow lines on it.  it should not have any yellow lines.  i fear tho they may be a bad consequence of a transfer method and not washoutable. and that will set me back. and make me borderline temper tantrumy.

i will finish this morning and toss it in the wash. fingers crossed for me...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: pinkmichk on November 10, 2010 05:38:52 AM
checking in ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on November 10, 2010 07:04:33 AM
I thought I would send out a little sneak peek of my package since it's on it's way: 



I managed to fill the entire box full of goodies  ;D - let's hope everything makes it there in one piece!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 10, 2010 07:17:24 AM
stacy, you always package your stuff so nicely  :)

I plan on finishing up for this swap either tomorrow or friday since we might go out on Saturday to play on the quads and then my husband, as of yesterday, is sending me to TN next week to see my newborn nephew  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on November 10, 2010 07:17:48 AM
~update~  YAY internets for knowing how to shift stubborn stains. last nights craft time was not wasted!

and now i am back on track for monday!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on November 10, 2010 09:13:02 AM
I am just about done, but I still won't be sending out until after the 16th because I have to make a special trip to get something and I'm going up that way on that day anyway (I'm a poet and I didn't even know it  :D ).


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on November 10, 2010 09:15:25 AM
so, plans changed and instead of going to a friend's house to complete some of my last things, I'm going to my mom's over the weekend, which is actually pretty great because I can get all my bought-stuffers and some other things while in Houston (i love my little college town, but there is not much at all as far as stores go).
Still plugging away on the __________, but I've had a busy week so far, what with essays and tests and choosing classes for next semester. I'll finish it tomorrow, though, for sure.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on November 10, 2010 10:17:54 AM
Please go here if you are in my group and see if you need to contact me. I've sent you all a pm.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358904.msg4205157#msg4205157

Thanks terri


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on November 10, 2010 11:54:13 AM
I'm hoping to craft a lot this weekend, so I'm trying to organise myself this week!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on November 10, 2010 12:44:37 PM
checking in


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: DeSade13 on November 10, 2010 01:10:09 PM
Sorry for my lack of forum posting - I tend to frequently speak with Stacy through PMs or on Facebook.

As for my progress, the stocking is finished, and I have one large, two mediums, and two smalls done. I just have to finish the other large (which I will do tomorrow and Friday, as I will be post-op and have nothing else to distract me) and pick up a couple store bought goodies.

I will not be sending early on this one, but will definitely be sending on time :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on November 10, 2010 02:16:13 PM
Whilst trying to avoid the assistance of my brother's cat, I think I only have to redo one item (because of said cat and his affinity for sitting in my desk and playing in my paint....). OI! Things are coming along though!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on November 10, 2010 02:53:41 PM
My packages is on its way! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Juicebox29 on November 10, 2010 04:12:59 PM
Craftingg away! Need to buy a few more items this weekend and will be sending out the end of next week on time:]


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on November 10, 2010 04:37:42 PM
Sending out this weekend, or MOnday if we don't get motivated early enough on Sat.


Now seriously, how stuffed can a flat rate box be and still be ok'd by the good old USPS?? Because mine is seriously pushing it's seams...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on November 10, 2010 04:40:20 PM
I had to go one size up on the box that I was convinced would work. It's amazing what adding that wrapping paper did to my packing. LOL


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 10, 2010 04:51:36 PM
Seems like the packages are going to start trickling in - I'm so excited!!!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on November 10, 2010 05:02:46 PM
Troublet-I think the wrapping is what's wreaking havoc over here too!!!!  :-\


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: theballandskein on November 10, 2010 05:16:25 PM
checking in and getting to the end of then stocking crafting.....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on November 10, 2010 06:37:30 PM
Yay! I finally finished the stocking and am onto the next item! Woohoo!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 11, 2010 07:28:43 AM
Ok, ok, ok....hubby bought me a roll of the butcher paper so that I can FINALLY wrap sezouli's package!  I have off from work today, and that is the first order of business (as soon as I get off the computer  ;)).  The package is DEFINITELY (I promise this time!) going out tomorrow.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 11, 2010 07:45:24 AM
I was going to go buy the last few things to fill up the box but my eye is really swollen and I have no clue why, so I'm going to stay home today and try to make my eye better, maybe I'll go tomorrow.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on November 11, 2010 08:03:26 AM
Gunna run to hobby lobby to grab a few things but i feel i am almost done with my package. I still have to make my stocking but im not to concerned with that. I feel it will all come together into a beautiful package!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on November 11, 2010 08:24:28 AM
Faux_Valentine:  I wish I were as confident as you! :)  I'm stressing over making that stocking and that's why I left it for last!lol


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 11, 2010 09:00:30 AM
Faux_Valentine:  I wish I were as confident as you! :)  I'm stressing over making that stocking and that's why I left it for last!lol
Me too! I'm forcing myself to go to joAnns today to face my fear and leave with the fabric.....also hoping there are some Veteran's Day sales


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 11, 2010 09:17:49 AM
It's wrapped.  Addressed and everything.  At last.  ::)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on November 11, 2010 11:42:32 AM
imbettinonalice - there is a 10% off your entire order coupon for Veteran's Day.  I lost mine, unfortunately. >:(  But there were lots of sales on everything!  I got my fabric and my plan!  woohoo!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 11, 2010 12:33:17 PM
I was going to go buy the last few things to fill up the box but my eye is really swollen and I have no clue why, so I'm going to stay home today and try to make my eye better, maybe I'll go tomorrow.
Oh No!!  Hope it's not pink eye!!  Maybe you socked yourself in the eye in the middle of the night - ;)  Feel better - and don't worry - I will wait patiently.  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 11, 2010 12:37:05 PM
imbettinonalice - there is a 10% off your entire order coupon for Veteran's Day.  I lost mine, unfortunately. >:(  But there were lots of sales on everything!  I got my fabric and my plan!  woohoo!!

Thanks! I didn't have a coupon but they did have some great sales.  I ended up getting all my fabrics for 14$ including tax, which is way better than I thought it would be because I got a bit more fabric to give myself some room for error.  I was pleased.  Now to hope that it all turns out and figure out something to decorate it :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 11, 2010 01:03:37 PM
I was going to go buy the last few things to fill up the box but my eye is really swollen and I have no clue why, so I'm going to stay home today and try to make my eye better, maybe I'll go tomorrow.
Oh No!!  Hope it's not pink eye!!  Maybe you socked yourself in the eye in the middle of the night - ;)  Feel better - and don't worry - I will wait patiently.  :)

I've totally done that  :P  My arm went to sleep while I slept and I pulled it out from under me and it swung back and punched me in the face!  lol  :D  Here's hoping it's not pink eye too, get better!

On a crafty note, I'm about to work on my final large item.  I still might whip up a couple more smalls and then send out on Saturday or Monday  ;D  I can't wait to see more stockings & stuffers pile into the gallery!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 11, 2010 01:34:54 PM
I was going to go buy the last few things to fill up the box but my eye is really swollen and I have no clue why, so I'm going to stay home today and try to make my eye better, maybe I'll go tomorrow.
Oh No!!  Hope it's not pink eye!!  Maybe you socked yourself in the eye in the middle of the night - ;)  Feel better - and don't worry - I will wait patiently.  :)
I turns out I had a nasty allergic reaction to my mascara which is the same brand i've been using for the last 10 years, I started using a new tube last week so apparently they changed their formula but its starting to get better, ponds cream is my best friend. In the good news section, my hubby got a new job today, I'm so happy. i'm hoping to so shopping tomorrow and then send next week, probably on wednesday.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on November 11, 2010 02:42:19 PM
I kicked my boyfriend out of my apartment last night. (And by that I mean we broke up as well.)

Crafty progress shall be done


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on November 11, 2010 03:32:57 PM
TT, I hope you're doing ok. Break ups are never fun. :(

I can't wait for ORB's package to arrive. I hope she likes her goodies.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on November 11, 2010 04:06:43 PM
I may be shipping this weekend it all depends on if i can pay my mommy my car payment in two weeks instead of this week


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on November 11, 2010 04:29:15 PM
TT I like your take on your new opportunity. I'm so behind. Life have given me two adopted sons in the past weeks, and I'm so involved in making their new home comfortable.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on November 11, 2010 06:14:53 PM
Getting slightly frustrated with a craft for the stocking ... I've tried it several times and each time it comes out looking crummy. :(  I'm running out of ______.  Will try again tomorrow and hopefully they turn out!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on November 11, 2010 06:53:34 PM
Kaz, I spent a couple of hours with my seam ripper and flowerful language before I got my stocking to my liking.

Sevs, I too procrastinated on the stocking. The stuffers were easy for me by comparison.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on November 11, 2010 07:23:11 PM
Kaz, I spent a couple of hours with my seam ripper and flowerful language before I got my stocking to my liking.


Unfortunately, I can't undo this.  Once it's done, it's done.  I did make some ______ after I posted that I think are good enough to send, though!  I also finished the other in-progress craft.   

Now I just need to cut out the stocking!  That's the next hurdle.:D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on November 11, 2010 07:38:42 PM
Kaz, I spent a couple of hours with my seam ripper and flowerful language before I got my stocking to my liking.

Is there any other kind of language?!?!?!?

TT I like your take on your new opportunity. I'm so behind. Life have given me two adopted sons in the past weeks, and I'm so involved in making their new home comfortable.

Congratulations! I always say that if I have kids, they will be someone elses' until I meet them  :-*  I wish nothing but the best for you and your new additions!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TroubleT on November 11, 2010 07:46:22 PM
LOL blushingbluegrass!

Well, I have to be careful. Because I have a 4 yr old who will parrot whatever mommy says, I change languages frequently to keep her guessing. I figure I have about another year or two before I have to come up with a new way to vent my anger. :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 11, 2010 08:24:08 PM
I'm sorry to hear about your breakup, Twisted Truth...I hope that things are better for you this way.  If you are like me, you will craft to get through it *hug*


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on November 12, 2010 03:23:56 AM
I hope you feel better soon Twisted Truth!

Turns out I will not be out of commission for a few days, just yesterday, I feel pretty dang good for having 4 teeth pulled yesterday, just a little sore in one area but no swelling or anything! My husband is amazed because when he got his wisdom teeth taken out according to him he was a drooling mess.

So work shall commence on stuffers and the stocking I shall start the _______ for shortly, should be good to send out on the 20th. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thenorm02 on November 12, 2010 03:44:34 AM
Im still here! I promise!! lol

Im slowly becoming a little more human everyday, getting used to my hubby being gone hasnt been easy. one day Im fanaticalllly cleaning the house and the next day I dont even wanna get out of bed  :-\ blarg

anyhow...it is getting better! I got a part time job for the holidays which will help with some form of normalcy  :D

I have one crafted item finished, one in the works...damn craft gnomes have stolen my exacto knife so  I havent been able to finish the second one!! grrr! I do have a list of everything I want to craft all written out and ready to come in to reality!  I do have most of the purchased items, so thats a plus. I shall work feverishly on finishing everything I have planned in the next week! ;D and it shall be awesomesauce! whooot!  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on November 12, 2010 04:56:55 AM
EEEEE - my partner's package is out for delivery this morning!  I can't wait for her to get it!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on November 12, 2010 05:29:35 AM
Well, I have to be careful. Because I have a 4 yr old who will parrot whatever mommy says

Zoe asked my sister "what's that" and pointed to bird poop on the car window....my sister said "bird poop"....I'm thinking you can guess what her new favorite words are.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on November 12, 2010 06:02:18 AM
Quote
Zoe asked my sister "what's that" and pointed to bird poop on the car window....my sister said "bird poop"....I'm thinking you can guess what her new favorite words are.

My 2 year old watched the Halloween special of Monsters vs Aliens and his sister told him in the opening sequence that the 'flushing' was alien poop.  He thought that was so hilarious he kept saying Alien Poopoo all night.  A couple of days later a lady asked him what he dressed up for on Halloween.... and what does he whip out?  "Alien Poopoo".  The woman was horrified, I didn't event try to explain.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 12, 2010 06:40:58 AM
Im still here! I promise!! lol

Im slowly becoming a little more human everyday, getting used to my hubby being gone hasnt been easy. one day Im fanaticalllly cleaning the house and the next day I dont even wanna get out of bed  :-\ blarg

anyhow...it is getting better! I got a part time job for the holidays which will help with some form of normalcy  :D

I have one crafted item finished, one in the works...damn craft gnomes have stolen my exacto knife so  I havent been able to finish the second one!! grrr! I do have a list of everything I want to craft all written out and ready to come in to reality!  I do have most of the purchased items, so thats a plus. I shall work feverishly on finishing everything I have planned in the next week! ;D and it shall be awesomesauce! whooot!  ;D
It slowly gets easier, when my husband was I gone I cried a lot but tried to keep busy which helped a ton.
Turns out it wasn't my make up, I woke up about an hour ago and I can barely open my eyes, I think I need to replace the filter for my heater. My eyes itch so bad  >:(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on November 12, 2010 06:46:56 AM
My for-sure "i WILL get it done thursday!" turned into a big procrastination fest. something tells me I'm going to be working til the very end.
Life isn't seeming to be very happy to our crafters :(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on November 12, 2010 06:55:19 AM
I actually JUST started on my stocking last night, and it is turning out GREAT so far! I just have the stocking and a last crafted item to finish up, and then off to buy a few other non-crafty items. I'm not stressed out 8).

(i'mnotstressedouti'mnotstressedouti'mnotstressedouti'mnotstressedout ??? ??? ???)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 12, 2010 06:58:59 AM
I'm off again today, and today is ALL about finishing this swap!  I need to dig around and scope Murbeck's wist for some more fuel to fire my brainstorm on one thing.  Need to find a piece of fabric for the 2nd ___________ I want to include, already have one.  STILL need to cut out and redo the stocking back and assemble.  I'll have to wait to send until the 19th as that's payday :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on November 12, 2010 07:40:26 AM
i only have a few things left to get then i should be good to go and ready to ship mine, I will try hard to get it shipped today if not it will have to be monday


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 12, 2010 08:42:54 AM
So, I didn't even start that last large item for TSM last night because as I went to peruse her wist for pattern/color choices for the said large I saw a new wisted item that I just HAVE to make!  The day before I had been looking at very similar things wondering if she would like them and then there it was on her wist, lol.  So, I may still make the other large + this new thing, but I wound up spending the whole evening searching for the perfect pattern for the newly wisted thing.  I found it, bought it, and now have to get 8X11 paper in order to print it.  I need to finish a couple things for my sister who just had a baby so I can bring it with me on Thursday when I fly up there, but after that is done (and both projects look pretty easy) I'm finishing this swap  :)  I'm also not going out tomorrow like I thought, so I have all of tomorrow & Sunday to work away too, and will be doing just that!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on November 12, 2010 09:24:40 AM
Ah ha! putting the laptop at the sewing machine. I HAVE to craft now.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 12, 2010 09:26:13 AM
Ah ha! putting the laptop at the sewing machine. I HAVE to craft now.

ooooh I should do that


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on November 12, 2010 11:19:47 AM
I brought my stocking and a bunch of the stuffers in to my spinning group this morning, and they got the thumbs up from the ladies, so I'm feeling much more confident now!  I have my big items done, but I have a lot of littler things I want to make still...I'll be crafting till the last minute!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on November 12, 2010 11:24:25 AM
well. after making and tearing apart my stocking twice.  i have decided to go another path.

must get on it.  monday is coming fast. and i have a ton of hand sewing to do.  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on November 12, 2010 11:31:06 AM
Wow - we're all crazy crafing crazies! I know a lot of people are done and sent/sending. Yeah.... not me! I will say that I have every project started but one. I will definitely be done this weekend since there are only 3 things I have left to finish. I won't be able to work on anything today, however, as we are going out of town and nothing I have left is a "protable" project. Never fear, awesome crafting amazingness is here! It shall be to the rescue all Saturday and Sunday and, like a flash of lightening, gone and sent on Monday! Leaping barnacles, Batman! Could it really be that quick? Oh yes, Robin, it could. ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on November 12, 2010 11:47:55 AM
Ohhhh I am SOOOO excited!! I have a babysitter for Saturday so I can get my large item and stocking made!! My sister and I are going to Hobby Lobby and then back to my house for cookies/cocoa and crafting....the 3 C's!! YAY!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: gatheredthreads on November 12, 2010 11:53:27 AM
I think I am very close to done!  Several items are complete.  Two need a handful of hand stitches.  One more needs maybe an hour to finish.  Then there is one more thing I want to do (okay, maybe two  ;) ), which should be quick.  

Then photos and wrapping on Sunday, and I meet my partner on Monday  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on November 12, 2010 12:30:08 PM
Ack! You're sending Monday, Audania?! Ohhhhh, swap anxiety is building...

I had to replace one item (grumble, grumble, already recieved similar in the grumble, grumble Deathly Hallows swap  ;) ) But I am happy with the replacement. Or am I? Darn swap nerves!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princessacademy on November 12, 2010 12:33:45 PM
Well we forgot about Veterans day throwing off the mail...so no check today...it should be here tomorrow, which depending on when the mail runs means i may have to hold off until Monday to send...but that's ok :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on November 12, 2010 12:50:26 PM
I am on my way to being done on the 20th!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 12, 2010 06:20:49 PM
I'm done!!!  I am IN LOVE with the stocking!!  SOOOO want to keep it, but I will be a good partner and send it to my partner :)  Afterall, I can spend all the time I want to on making mine, I have a deadline in here.  Will be wrapping up the goodies over the next few days so I can be ready to send out next Friday when I get paid.  Be ready for BUTTON OVERLOAD, murbeck, that's all I can say ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 12, 2010 07:33:49 PM
I spent last night practicing making one of my small items.  Now that I got paid today I am going to pick up my bought stuffers (thankfully, I can get a bunch at work and with my discount) and then Sunday I am taking my day off and turning off my phone and other devices to get alllll the rest done. I'm not going to let myself out of it :) It'll be me and my Glee or Big Bang Theory dvds until all that I have to do is pack it all up. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 13, 2010 05:31:48 AM
I'm done!!!  I am IN LOVE with the stocking!!  SOOOO want to keep it, but I will be a good partner and send it to my partner :)  Afterall, I can spend all the time I want to on making mine, I have a deadline in here.  Will be wrapping up the goodies over the next few days so I can be ready to send out next Friday when I get paid.  Be ready for BUTTON OVERLOAD, murbeck, that's all I can say ;D

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can't wait to see what you've done for me!

And now, I'm off to craft the day away~


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: gatheredthreads on November 13, 2010 07:43:11 AM
DH takes the girls to the farmer's market on Saturday mornings.  While they were gone I crafted like a mad woman  :D  I got the two last items mostly done, and then made a stocking in about 5 minutes flat  :D  (The decoration for the stocking is removable, and is already made  ;) )

Tonight I have a date with a glue gun, then I should be all done!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on November 13, 2010 12:40:24 PM
About a week to sendouts!  If you think you might be late, please let your organiser and SevsOnlyGirl know right away! 



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on November 13, 2010 04:07:33 PM
Ack! You're sending Monday, Audania?! Ohhhhh, swap anxiety is building...

I had to replace one item (grumble, grumble, already recieved similar in the grumble, grumble Deathly Hallows swap  ;) ) But I am happy with the replacement. Or am I? Darn swap nerves!


Awe! You totally didn't have to replace the item - I am a nice swapper and totally don't mind duplicate items. That is kind of funny, though! ;) And I'm HOPING to send Monday, though it might actually be Tues. At the very latest, Wed. and that would only be because of wrapping! LOL!

BTW, I love your snowy flamingo icon! Too silly! Is that what is out in front of your house?


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on November 13, 2010 05:49:14 PM
And I'm HOPING to send Monday, though it might actually be Tues. At the very latest, Wed. and that would only be because of wrapping! LOL!

BTW, I love your snowy flamingo icon! Too silly! Is that what is out in front of your house?

Ah, wrapping, yes, well, I am known for my "interesting" packages. I believe this same trait is why I am pathetic at papercrafting. However I got lots of wrappings so I can re-do (and re-do, and re-do) as needed  ::) I am totally going to nail this!  :D

My 'mingos are in the backyard so I can see them from my window. Flamingos are totally fantastic!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 13, 2010 06:10:19 PM
I woke up with my face even more swollen but I still venture out looking like I got hit in the face with a bat and a huge rash covering most of my face. I'm planning on sending on monday. I'm trying hard to get the swelling to go down so I don't have to go to the doctor, if its not better by monday the DH is making me go.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Linnybelle on November 13, 2010 08:34:56 PM
Tomorrow I am hosting a Toy Story Marathon party, but I can't sit still during movies, so I'll have to do some crafting while watching them.  :)

I am torn between two stockings, so I'll have to decide which one to make tomorrow as well.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on November 14, 2010 09:40:11 AM
I finished!!!!  I ADORE the stocking.  :D I hope you like it too, Linnybelle!  I just need to wrap things up and pick up something from my mom's.  :D 

I don't think most of the stuff actually fits IN the stocking though. :/  Oh well.  :D  It'll be wrapped for you to open it when you want!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Rustyboobz on November 14, 2010 12:09:59 PM
i'm sending my package on friday. have no idea how long it will take to get to my partner..  ???


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 14, 2010 12:30:07 PM
I woke up again todat with my face even worse and I went to the er to find out that my small allergic reaction started feedng off of itself to the point that I can barely open my eyes so I probably won't be sending tomorrow unless the drugs the dr gave me start working really quick.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 14, 2010 02:57:36 PM
i'm sending my package on friday. have no idea how long it will take to get to my partner..  ???

That's ok :) I'm hoping to have mine all ready to go by Thursday since it's my day off I won't have to rush to get to the post office.


I have the stocking almost done.  I apologize that I am a newbie sewer, but a lot of love went into it and I hope that you like it :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 14, 2010 03:43:57 PM
I woke up again todat with my face even worse and I went to the er to find out that my small allergic reaction started feedng off of itself to the point that I can barely open my eyes so I probably won't be sending tomorrow unless the drugs the dr gave me start working really quick.
Good grief TC!  Here's hoping those drugs are some good ones - hope you feel better soon!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on November 14, 2010 04:22:50 PM
I woke up again todat with my face even worse and I went to the er to find out that my small allergic reaction started feedng off of itself to the point that I can barely open my eyes so I probably won't be sending tomorrow unless the drugs the dr gave me start working really quick.

Aw, man, tattooedcrafter! Hope you get well soon. Allergic reactions are no fun  >:(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on November 14, 2010 07:30:31 PM
Tattooed, I hope that works. Geez, and I hope you can find the source.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lindsay614 on November 14, 2010 08:31:24 PM
I got organized tonight and spread out all my stocking stuffers. I think I am almost ready to send... but I have one more thing in mind that I must make!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princesspimp81 on November 14, 2010 08:56:19 PM
I had every intention of getting my package sent off this weekend, but it just didn't happen lol  I'll still be ontime to ship, no problem, but I hate being so close to the deadline lol  Makes me feel behind lol 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sloth003 on November 15, 2010 05:24:20 AM
i am getting ready to go meet gathredthreads f or coffee and swapping.  and man,  the nerves are running high... i may never have swap anxiety again. compared to this.  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 15, 2010 06:41:13 AM
Yay, my face looks almost normal, now I just have one kind of puffy eye and my face is a little red so i'm most likely sending today. Steriods are good  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 15, 2010 07:43:04 AM
i am getting ready to go meet gathredthreads f or coffee and swapping.  and man,  the nerves are running high... i may never have swap anxiety again. compared to this.  :D

awesome!  hope you guys have or had fun and got lots of pictures!!!!  :) 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on November 15, 2010 08:21:02 AM
Worked on a xxxl project Saturday....wasn't really supposed to be that big of one but it ended up being MUCH harder than I anticipated....still have some things to touch up on it and I am waiting on a package with a bought gift to be delivered and I STILL need to make my stocking!! I think that I going to have to have more than 2 boxes to ship things..... Why can't they make a bigger flat rate box? I am going to try SOOOO hard to NOT send late...but no promises!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on November 15, 2010 09:03:30 AM
I got organized tonight and spread out all my stocking stuffers. I think I am almost ready to send... but I have one more thing in mind that I must make!

exciting!!

I had a successful weekend crafting at my mom's apartment (ahh, life outside of a dorm room. so nice). I should be getting the last of my loan money in today or tomorrow, so I can buy the rest of my stuffers and send out!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on November 15, 2010 09:26:25 AM
Worked on a xxxl project Saturday....wasn't really supposed to be that big of one but it ended up being MUCH harder than I anticipated....still have some things to touch up on it and I am waiting on a package with a bought gift to be delivered and I STILL need to make my stocking!! I think that I going to have to have more than 2 boxes to ship things..... Why can't they make a bigger flat rate box? I am going to try SOOOO hard to NOT send late...but no promises!!

You're freaking me out. I'm terrified that I'm going to send an inferior package to you. At least I have 2 1/2 days of crafting this week. Oh! And the stocking! Still have to do that, too. Yikes!  :o


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on November 15, 2010 09:28:49 AM
Quote
You're freaking me out. I'm terrified that I'm going to send an inferior package to you. At least I have 2 1/2 days of crafting this week. Oh! And the stocking! Still have to do that, too. Yikes!
 

LOL! Please! You're packages are always better than mine!! But I am pretty proud of this one... and I'll try really hard to squeeze it all into 2 boxes...is that better? ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on November 15, 2010 09:32:34 AM
Quote
You're freaking me out. I'm terrified that I'm going to send an inferior package to you. At least I have 2 1/2 days of crafting this week. Oh! And the stocking! Still have to do that, too. Yikes!
 

LOL! Please! You're packages are always better than mine!! But I am pretty proud of this one... and I'll try really hard to squeeze it all into 2 boxes...is that better? ;)

Much better.  :D And, I agree, they do need to make a larger flat rate box!

Gotta run to Michaels now, and pick up a pair  of ______________. Can't believe I don't already have those - they're, like, soooo necessary. Plus, I got a 50% off any Martha Stewart item coupon in my magazine yesterday. Yeah, I don't ususally buy her stuff, but at half off I can't resist!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 15, 2010 10:04:46 AM
Yeah, I'm happy with my package, but am still feeling inadiquate because I know TSM is awesome and all.  So, I'm trying to come up with another thing I can whip up for her quickly...


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 15, 2010 04:33:42 PM
Awww!!  Thanks, murbeck ;D  Don't get all anxiety-y-y on me now...I'm sure I'll be over the moon with whatever you send to me, don't stress yourself making extras.  I have to make some time to wrap my goodies, probably will be on Friday right before I mail out.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: DeSade13 on November 15, 2010 08:08:53 PM
Just wanted to post that I have RECEIVED but I have not been able to post pictures just yet (things have been beyond crazy).

I will be sending Wednesday more than likely.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 15, 2010 09:51:36 PM
Just wanted to post that I have RECEIVED but I have not been able to post pictures just yet (things have been beyond crazy).

I will be sending Wednesday more than likely.
Oh hurry hurry!  Post the pictures!  The suspense is killing me!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: pinkmichk on November 16, 2010 03:13:11 AM
just finishing up last bits will be posting on time  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 16, 2010 05:38:50 AM
Awww!!  Thanks, murbeck ;D  Don't get all anxiety-y-y on me now...I'm sure I'll be over the moon with whatever you send to me, don't stress yourself making extras.  I have to make some time to wrap my goodies, probably will be on Friday right before I mail out.

ok, ok, well I did decide to do one more nice piece and I'm really glad I did!  It's about 1/3 done, moving right along and BEAUTIFUL if I do say so myself  :D  When I finish this I think I will be content with my package  ;)  I have to send tomorrow or Thursday morning to get it out on time since I'm flying out to TN on Thursday afternoon until late Sunday night.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on November 16, 2010 11:15:34 AM
Well, murbeck if you are anywhere near Knoxville, give me a shout out. Will meet for coffee. As for the awesomeness, if you are happy with what you craft, your partner will love it...... I am going to be so last minute on this one. I feel so bad. So many changes in my life lately. Good ones though.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 16, 2010 01:23:01 PM
LOL- actually, I am flying into Knoxville!  But, Mom and new baby nephew is picking up me there and going home to Tellico Plains, maybe on another visit though!  I do so love meeting craftsters!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on November 16, 2010 02:28:40 PM
Bleh... *nods* Uhm it didn't get any easier after I kicked him out.
Wednesday: Kicked him out
Thursday/Friday/Saturday: He called all my friends for information
Sunday: I brought him his stuff and he tried to coax me back
Monday: Tooth yanked at 11:30am, the awful ex before this one texted me "missing me"

Now my face hurts and I'm agitated. lol but I'm almost done!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on November 16, 2010 02:36:56 PM
I just mailed my packages to Audania1 and PMed the right people  ;D
I have been having the best, best time is this swap and my partner is perfect! She's just been great fun to craft and shop for. Hope she likes everything!
Thank you, organizers!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on November 16, 2010 03:22:22 PM
Awe Calabaza! You're making me blush! I have had an awesome time crafting for you, too. My husband is kinda jealous... ;)
Anywho, we're looking at a sendout for tomorrow... if I can wrap it all tonight! LOL!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 16, 2010 03:26:16 PM
I just knew this gallery was going to be awesome!  I can't wait for my partner to receive!  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on November 16, 2010 06:17:41 PM
Okay, I FINISHED the stocking this weekend, and got all of my purchased items, so all I've got to do is take pictures, wrap everything up and send out! Unfortunately (*teehee*), I'm going to see Harry Potter at 12:20 am on Friday morning, so I'm going to be sleeping for the entire day on Friday, so I'm going to do my best to send out on Thursday!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Homerof2 on November 16, 2010 06:50:02 PM
My package is all ready to go and I plan to send on Thursday.  I'm excited to see what my partner thinks of what I made for her.

AHHHHHHHHHHHH, I forgot to take pictures of the items I made and 2 of them I'm so proud of!  Oh well too late, I'm not undoing the whole package now.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lindsay614 on November 16, 2010 08:08:56 PM
Wrapping, wrapping... :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on November 16, 2010 10:59:08 PM
I definitely overstretched - I had a list of about 20 crafted items I wanted to make, and have only managed to make a portion of them.   But I definitely had to strike off three of the items I really wanted to make - I know now I will never be able to finish them well in time.  I just have to finish two items I am in the middle of now, and then make two more items just before sending for maximum freshness, and I will be shipping on time.  Oh yes, and add ____________ to the stocking.  I am going to one of my favourite sales on Thursday - maybe I can pick up a couple of extra bought stuffers there too.

Also, I will be wrapping the items up so that theballandskein can open some before and some at Christmas, if she wants.  Friday will be dedicated to wrapping.  Maybe I can do all the gifts I have for Christmas so far while I am at it.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 17, 2010 06:16:50 AM
Ok, I'm done!  really and truly done!  I just have to run out on my lunch break to get wrappy stuff, and hopefully I can have it in the mailbox tonight, to be shipped out tomorrow!  IF for some reason I can't get all of this done today, I might have to be a few days late and send on monday.  fingers crossed it doesn't come to that.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: DeSade13 on November 17, 2010 08:02:42 AM
Received and pictures posted!

I will be sending later today :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on November 17, 2010 01:42:47 PM
I'm sending tomorrow!  It's all packaged up ... and of course, once it was all wrapped, I realized I neglected to get pics.  Ah well.  I've got one of the stocking at least!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 17, 2010 02:00:42 PM
i'm all done and sent, I just hope thisbirdsabsurds likes everything.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 17, 2010 04:25:17 PM
my shipping has been paid online and is now sitting in my company's mail bin to be picked up tomorrow  :)  I'm SO glad I will be away to TN to distract me from swap anxiety until it gets to TSM!  We live in the same state, so I'm hoping she'll have it by Saturday!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: ghilie on November 17, 2010 05:08:23 PM
I am sending tomorrow!  Now, we decided on smalls, so don't be too judgmental, lol. 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on November 17, 2010 05:55:01 PM
I'm done! Woohoo! I totally FINALLY finished! Whew!

I will be taking pictures and wrapping things up after the kids go down. Then - dun dun dun! - sending early in the morning! Hooray! I have had such a great time crafting for Calabaza and I really hope she likes everything. I must say, I stretched myself this swap and did things I've never done before! And I am thoroughly pleased with how everything came out. So pleased, in fact, that I will be making several more somethings for some of my other friends and family for Christmas. ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on November 17, 2010 07:14:24 PM
I JUST FINISHED WRAPPING EVERYTHING UP!!! ;D

Sending tomorrow... ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on November 18, 2010 07:14:19 AM
I'll know by in the morning if I'll be sending late...still have a few things to do and then a lot of wrapping....If I don't mail tomorrow I'll be mailing Tuesday....hopefully dharma won't be toooooo disappointed if that happens!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on November 18, 2010 09:03:41 AM
I am finished!
I hope to bot have to send it out late, but I have an Artisan Fair this weekend that starts tomorrow evening...and lasts till SUnday.

Hopefully my husband can ship it out.
Tonight is all about wrapping!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: oneredboot on November 18, 2010 10:08:38 AM
i had a huge wrapping-fest last night and packed up *almost* everything.  just waiting on a one final item to hurry up and be finished and then i'll pop it in the box and send it off!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on November 18, 2010 10:10:14 AM
I just sent! I hope you like everything thenorm02! ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Calabaza on November 18, 2010 12:33:21 PM
I'm done! Woohoo! I totally FINALLY finished! Whew!

I will be taking pictures and wrapping things up after the kids go down. Then - dun dun dun! - sending early in the morning! Hooray! I have had such a great time crafting for Calabaza and I really hope she likes everything. I must say, I stretched myself this swap and did things I've never done before! And I am thoroughly pleased with how everything came out. So pleased, in fact, that I will be making several more somethings for some of my other friends and family for Christmas. ;)

Yay! I'm so glad your crafts were nice to you  :D I can't wait to see them!

You should be getting your packages from me today...



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Homerof2 on November 18, 2010 01:30:31 PM
I mailed my package today!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: blushingbluegrass on November 18, 2010 02:04:55 PM
Package finished! Just have to wait til three items dry (!!!) and then it is off to the post office tomorrow for me....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 18, 2010 02:12:03 PM
Here's a teaser for Rustyboobz! Everything is packed up (I had to pack around the stocking and leave it empty haha) and ready to be sent tomorrow.  Now to worry that it won't get there safely :(



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on November 18, 2010 02:25:20 PM
I sent this morning! Yay! And then I come home to find her's at my door for me - hooray!!! So, I'm wavering on not opening. I think I will not have the will power to hold off for a whole month. And I'm pretty certain you will all see pictures of everything later tonight. ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on November 18, 2010 04:49:30 PM
I'm all done!  I'm planning to pack and hopefully send tomorrow!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on November 18, 2010 05:11:40 PM
I sent today!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: RedMenace on November 18, 2010 05:46:01 PM
I had such a productive day, I finished 3 projects! I'll probably still end up sending out, like, one minute before the post office closes on Saturday ::)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Linnybelle on November 18, 2010 08:24:39 PM
I finally found the thing I've been looking for!  Now I can finish and send, although I probably won't be able to send until Saturday.  I work 9 to 6 tomorrow, and the post office closes at 5.  :(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: juliminustheE on November 18, 2010 08:44:00 PM
I am so excited to ship on sunday! I have one more thing to finish up and then i am all done and ready to go!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on November 19, 2010 05:45:11 AM
I'm finished and going to send on lunch!!! WoooHoooo!! I had a crafting session that lasted till midnight and managed to get everything done! SO relieved...I didn't want to send late!! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on November 19, 2010 07:16:31 AM
I spent yesterday shopping and managed to get a few more bought items, as well as knock off a few things off my Christmas list.  Spent the day warehouse sale shopping with my friend (who is also my best friend's mom) and her friend.  I cannot say how much I love sale shopping - it's the thrill of the chase!

Anyways, I am done 99.9%.  Today is wrapping day and making one last item that has to be made last minute and sending tomorrow.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on November 19, 2010 07:49:58 AM
I will catch up on pm's tomorrow, I know we have a lot sending late, and I"m afriad I'll be one of them. Big life emergency here, so don't worry, I'll be around, just not today.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on November 19, 2010 11:23:38 AM
I can't believe it's been 16 pages since I last posted!~ I have been SO BUSY with everything, combine that with my ultimate procrastination, and you get me just now (literally like 15 minutes ago) finishing my large item. It took so much more time that I thought it would, like 4 times as much. Crazy!!
I'm super excited to recieve from MissB, and I'm going to have to make my hubs mail the package Saturday because I have a craft show~! (another reason why I've been so crazy busy!)
The gallery is be-u-tiful!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 19, 2010 11:50:08 AM
Did you receive, sezouli?  The person whose package I mailed out the same time as yours received theirs.  The suspense is killing me!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on November 19, 2010 12:14:47 PM
Did you receive, sezouli?  The person whose package I mailed out the same time as yours received theirs.  The suspense is killing me!
Not yet!  If you look at the DC#- it says it's out for delivery today though!  I don't get mail here for another two hours, so we'll see!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on November 19, 2010 01:08:12 PM
I received from tattooedcrafter today!  Go check the gallery!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on November 19, 2010 04:38:23 PM
OMG - My Big Box was too small, and I had to cut off the lid and patch it.  But it is wrapped and will be sent tomorrow!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: sezouli on November 19, 2010 04:47:12 PM
Did you receive, sezouli?  The person whose package I mailed out the same time as yours received theirs.  The suspense is killing me!
Not yet!  If you look at the DC#- it says it's out for delivery today though!  I don't get mail here for another two hours, so we'll see!
I got it!
I'll unwrap and post pics later on, I am too busy at the moment and the suspense is fun!  ALso, I'm an idiot, and a small item (in size, med to large in craftster terms) is sitting here on my desk and the box is all closed up and ready to go, so I'll be mailing the little dude seperately, I hope that's okay!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 19, 2010 07:57:50 PM
SENT!

And now to play the waiting game....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on November 20, 2010 08:22:38 AM
Just a quick reminder that today is Sendout Day!!  We appreciate those of you (myself included) that notified us of late sending. :)



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on November 20, 2010 12:14:08 PM
I managed to send on time, just sent off the tracking number to my partner.  Just cleaned up the living room where I was packing everything last night and found one small thing I forgot to include in the box - d'oh!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: stacysews on November 20, 2010 02:30:25 PM
My package from DeSade13 arrived today and it is completely AWESOME!  I'll be posting pictures in the gallery this evening when my youngest is in bed.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 20, 2010 03:18:37 PM
Sent yesterday!  I had to enlist help to keep the box closed while I taped it :P  I'm so excited for murbeck to receive!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TwistedTruth on November 20, 2010 03:46:16 PM
I emailed SevsOnly to tell her I'd be late, forgot to post on here. I've had a really, really, really bad time. >.<


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on November 20, 2010 05:51:14 PM
Oooh!  It says that one of the twe packages has been delivered to Linnybelle!  The other is still out for delivery ... but it's showing the same time as the delivered package.  Hopefully both are there now.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Linnybelle on November 21, 2010 07:24:59 AM
I forgot to say yesterday that I sent my packages out.

And I can't get my mailbox key to work, so haven't been able to pick up my awesome box from kaz814.  It's quite sad.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on November 21, 2010 08:47:17 AM
I sent off my package yesterday and I am SOOO nervous! I hope MollieMoo likes everything!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on November 21, 2010 09:24:00 AM
I sent off my package yesterday and I am SOOO nervous! I hope MollieMoo likes everything!

I feel you, redstar. I sent to jennilocker yesterday and I'm totally anxious that my package will not measure up to hers!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 21, 2010 10:11:41 AM
I sent off my package yesterday and I am SOOO nervous! I hope MollieMoo likes everything!

I feel you, redstar. I sent to jennilocker yesterday and I'm totally anxious that my package will not measure up to hers!

Ditto for my package to my partner


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on November 21, 2010 01:35:49 PM
We still need to hear from the following swappers on their sendout status:

darkladymajesta





Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on November 21, 2010 08:24:31 PM
My packages from jennilocker are nearby! I hope the mail lady can make it to my house in this snow! There is a teeny tiny bit of snow stuck to the ground, and if it stays that way tomorrow, I guarantee this whole town will be shut down.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 21, 2010 08:50:43 PM
Can anyone tell me how I can track my package to my partner that was sent internationally?  I've never done it before....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on November 21, 2010 09:29:37 PM
You can't really, unless from US to Canada, I've tried with Ireland, and I couldn't track it. You can take your international shipping number if USPS and try to track. Not reliable.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 21, 2010 09:45:30 PM
Thanks! I guess I'll just have to hope and cross my fingers :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on November 22, 2010 08:18:55 AM
I sent off my package yesterday and I am SOOO nervous! I hope MollieMoo likes everything!

I cant wait for you to get yours! I really hope you like it *nervous*


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Rustyboobz on November 22, 2010 09:27:44 AM
Thanks! I guess I'll just have to hope and cross my fingers :)

Everything will be fine, Jess :)

I haven't send yours due to the reasons you already know :( :(


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on November 22, 2010 09:37:32 AM
I sent off my package yesterday and I am SOOO nervous! I hope MollieMoo likes everything!

I cant wait for you to get yours! I really hope you like it *nervous*

I'm so ridiculously excited its silly hahah! I cannot wait! I am contemplating putting off leaving the house to run errands so i can stalk the mail man :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on November 22, 2010 09:46:04 AM
OMG!! I just checked delivery confirmation and it's in your town Rachel!!! Fingers crossed you get it today!!!!!!!!!!!!! Agggggghhhhhhhhh the excitement is too much!!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: dharma_rebel on November 22, 2010 10:18:04 AM
OMG!! I just checked delivery confirmation and it's in your town Rachel!!! Fingers crossed you get it today!!!!!!!!!!!!! Agggggghhhhhhhhh the excitement is too much!!!!!

I see it's out for delivery! I love my mail lady. I should make her something awesome.

I was gonna try to wait for Christmas, but I'm gonna turn on my Christmas lights, make some cocoa and open EVERYTHING today!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: titaniumhip on November 22, 2010 10:37:21 AM
We still need to hear from the following swappers on their sendout status:

InShambles
juliminustheE
darkladymajesta
princesspimp81
superhooker
Molliemoo2883
titaniumhip


Hi there, I sent a message out on Thursday but maybe it only went to my partner...either way...shipping on my way home from work!



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on November 22, 2010 10:45:29 AM
OMG!! I just checked delivery confirmation and it's in your town Rachel!!! Fingers crossed you get it today!!!!!!!!!!!!! Agggggghhhhhhhhh the excitement is too much!!!!!

I see it's out for delivery! I love my mail lady. I should make her something awesome.

I was gonna try to wait for Christmas, but I'm gonna turn on my Christmas lights, make some cocoa and open EVERYTHING today!!!


I wish I was there to watch you open everything!!!  Make sure you use marshmallows in the cocoa and add a peppermint stick if you got one....ohhhh and play carols on the radio too!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on November 22, 2010 12:31:30 PM
"He sees you when your're sleeping, he knows if you're awake, he knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!"  Don't touch that package!  It is not even December yet!!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on November 22, 2010 01:32:45 PM
Thanks! I guess I'll just have to hope and cross my fingers :)

Everything will be fine, Jess :)

I haven't send yours due to the reasons you already know :( :(

Thanks, i'm such a worry wart :)

I hope you are doing as well as you can right now.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: kaz814 on November 22, 2010 03:08:51 PM
I have received a FABULOUS package from Linnybelle.  I'll take pics tomorrow!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on November 23, 2010 06:13:39 AM
I am loving the gallery - loving all the Christmas swaps - talk about inspiration for Christmas spirit!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jennilocker on November 23, 2010 07:22:44 AM
Anyone else having trouble uploading pics to Craftster??  It's probably just me ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Vicious Hyperbolizer on November 23, 2010 08:36:18 AM
My package is in a houston post office.
I will be in houston very late tonight.
ohyay!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Faux_Valentine on November 23, 2010 12:21:14 PM
It Says Its There and i just had to refrain from all caps because im so excited to find out what my partner thinks!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on November 23, 2010 12:45:23 PM
It Says Its There and i just had to refrain from all caps because im so excited to find out what my partner thinks!

Um she thinks you are the most amazing swap partner ever and that she may need to swap stalk you for future swaps just in the hopes to be paired up with you again:) pictures are coming soon :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 23, 2010 01:39:40 PM
A little late, as murbeck will be receiving any day now, but here's a wrapped up teaser :)



Hope you like it all :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 23, 2010 02:41:10 PM
Weeee!!!!  I can't wait to rip in!  :D  I hope I get it tomorrow  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: pinkmichk on November 24, 2010 03:28:52 AM
been so busy i havent been able to pop in & say i have sent off to catch up with gallery too now


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: superhooker on November 24, 2010 12:27:57 PM
I got my FAB new stocking from SMLounsbury today!!!  Pics coming (hopefully) tonight...have to work out stupid camera battery issues.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 24, 2010 01:29:15 PM
I'm forcing myself not to open my goodies until after Thanksgiving...it just seems wrong to jump ahead on holidays!  LOL!  I DID open 2 tiny objects, and they are being worn by their new owners :)  They love them!  I've been after someone to make them for me for a long time.  As soon as I get the turkey in the oven, I'll be tearing into the rest!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on November 24, 2010 02:07:42 PM
LOL!!!!!  I know exactly what gift you are referring to and I'm so glad they fit!  My boss was going nuts over them, thought they were the cutest things ever  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on November 25, 2010 08:23:35 PM
I fricken am so PO'd with Canada Post - the tracking is useless - I dropped it off as soon as the PO opened Saturday and according to the tracking, it is still at that PO!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: princesspimp81 on November 26, 2010 07:00:14 PM
I'm feeling a bit nervous as the usps site says my package was delivered to my partner on Tuesday, but I haven't heard anything from her yet....  Hopefully she really liked everything I sent to her!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: margiej on November 30, 2010 01:28:04 PM
I finally got my package mailed!  Been done seems like forever, except I ate the candy and had to get more (Opps!)  Didn't even bring it in the house this time, just threw it in the box and took it to post office.  This has been a really fun swap! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: lovesclutter on November 30, 2010 07:38:40 PM
I finally got my package mailed!  Been done seems like forever, except I ate the candy and had to get more (Opps!)  Didn't even bring it in the house this time, just threw it in the box and took it to post office.  This has been a really fun swap! 

Candy? Did you say candy? Woot! And you expect me to get pics of it before it's gone. 8)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Megzy818 on December 01, 2010 01:33:49 AM
Just checked the tracking number that titaniumhip was able to get and it says my box is in the USA as of 3 days ago! I may be getting it within the next couple days!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: redstar13 on December 01, 2010 06:49:49 PM
Whoo hoo hoo - According to the USPS, my partner received 2 days ago!! Hope she liked it all!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Onyxnox on December 01, 2010 10:07:48 PM
I rec'd and my partner rec'd - big sigh of relief!  We also decided to open now - woohoo!  Will be posting pics when I am more awake!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: pinkmichk on December 02, 2010 04:37:47 AM
i recieved  ;D will get pics up once camera has charged


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: imbettinonalice on December 02, 2010 12:00:13 PM
Rustyboobz sent me an email to let me know that my package arrived to her post office safely! PHEW! Unfortunately, she had to wait to pick it up til today, but I can't wait to see what she thinks of everything :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Rustyboobz on December 02, 2010 02:39:26 PM
Rustyboobz sent me an email to let me know that my package arrived to her post office safely! PHEW! Unfortunately, she had to wait to pick it up til today, but I can't wait to see what she thinks of everything :)

I love everything! I already eating the candys :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: jexxican on December 11, 2010 03:33:29 PM
I knew I'd get into this swap! Deadlines can't stop me, I'm an angel!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: murbeck on December 11, 2010 05:09:09 PM
I knew I'd get into this swap! Deadlines can't stop me, I'm an angel!

LOL- hooray!   :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 6 [signups Sept. 8-21; sendouts Nov. 20, 2010]
Post by: Audania1 on December 15, 2010 09:04:18 PM
hooray for angels!!! Woohoo!