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Title: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: beckashell on June 06, 2011 04:46:38 AM
Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382923.msg4532601#msg4532601

This is a LONG swap. Please understand that I don't want anyone to go MIA, so you are required to check in and post in this thread once a week for the entire swap. There will be a group of co-organisers who WILL be checking up on you!

I reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have feedback that shows a history of incomplete packages, very late sending, ill-communication, lack of DC #'s, etc. I may refuse you. I want this to be a flake-free swap!

Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 14 Ė mid year vacation
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: beckashell
Co-Organizers: ckchan
Sign-up date range: June 6 Ė June 13th, 2011
Date to send out Little Visitor and their contract: Monday, June 20th
Send Visitor Back Home: Monday, September 19th, 2011

Limited to a certain number of people?: No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- 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 months: YES
- Has posted at least 30 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understand that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE SIGNING UP!

Details of swap:
Round 1: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50496.0
Round 1 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=63714.0

Round 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=69949.0
Round 2 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77999.0

Round 3: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85465.0
Round 3 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101202.0

Round 4: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103425.0
Round 4 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=106504.0

Round 5: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=128528.0
Round 5 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=134411.0

Round 6: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=152786.0
Round 6 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=157312.0

Round 7: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172134.msg1765863#msg1765863
Round 7 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=174967.0

Round 8: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237042.0
Round 8 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.0

Round 9: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=275519.0
Round 9 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277354.0

Round 10: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305650.0
Round 10 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307737.0

Round 11: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324176.msg3741893#msg3741893
Round 11 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324859.msg3750728#msg3750728

Round 12: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346817.0
Round 12 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347857.msg4053203#msg4053203

Round 13: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369131.0
Round 13 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369885.0


LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by June 20th, along with a BIOGRAPHY (likes/dislikes/personality traits) and CONTRACT. Your partner will sign the CONTRACT and send it back to you ASAP. The contract is so that they promise to love and care for your stuffy as if it was their own and to send it home when the LV visit is over.

Here is a sample contract from one of the previous rounds:
http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swapcontract2um.png

Here is a sample BIO from the one of the previous rounds:
http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html


You should work on finding/crafting/choosing your LV and writing his/her/its bio as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the first send-outs are less than a week after partners are matched up.

Post a photo of your LV in the thread.

Once you are accepted into the swap you must post in either this thread or the gallery at LEAST ONCE A WEEK Ė the swap organizers WILL be checking this. If you are going to be away please let us AND your partner know. Failure to check in WILL be reflected in your swap feedback comments.

Once you receive your LV, show them around!  You should visit at least 10 different areas/parts of town/activities so that they can get the real experience of your community.  Of course, the more places they visit, the better!  And be sure to take lots of pictures to send home with your new friend!

You will be required to send at least 15 printed pictures in a scrapbook/journal type thing. I know not everyone is a scrapper/paper crafter but please do you best to send something you are proud of.  I highly recommend sending any additional pics on a CD or even a link to your Flickr/Photobucket gallery of your Little Visitor.

You are also required to send 3 souvenirs/ mementos from the LVs trip.  The souvenirs can be crafted, bought, or both.  Try to send souvenirs that are unique to your area!  In previous rounds, craftsters have made their little visitors outfits or accessories, so you may do that too if you like.  Discuss how much you'd like to send with your partner.

Send your LV home by September 19th.  I know that's a long time for the swap to go on, but we want to give the LV's as many holiday excursions as possible!  If you'd like to send the LV back earlier, again please discuss it with your partner.

IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A DC NUMBER when you send your own LV and when you send your partner's LV back home! If youíre mailing internationally, you MUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT (or other proof of mailing that is approved by me before sending)! And I require a picture or scan of the postal receipts so I can verify that you did in fact mail your LV to your partner and also when you have sent your LV back home.


To Reiterate:
* Post a photo of your LV in the thread
* Send your LV, his/her/its bio, and the contract to your partner by June 20th
* Sign your partner's contract and mail it back AS SOON as you receive the LV.
* Take your LV around town and show them the sights!  Make sure they have fun, and stay safe!
* Post photos of your adventures in the gallery
* Make the scrapbook/journal and make or buy some souvenirs for the LV to remember its trip by.
* Mail the LV, the scrapbook/journal, and the souvenirs back to your partner by September 19th
* Contact organisers when you send/receive - you MUST supply DC# or receipt EVERY time you post something



Once you are matched up with your partner, please stay in contact with them!  If you haven't heard from your partner in a while, please let me know!  I hope we don't have any flakers, but if we do, it's better if we catch them quickly.

THIS IS A COMPLICATED SWAP AND ITíS LONGER THAN MOST. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read everything before you sign up, and make sure you can commit to everything.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A STUFFY TO SEND
- Small is better than large. Not only do you have to ship it, your partner has to ship it back!  Also, small LVs tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones. ALL LV's must be UNDER 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide. We have had issues with LVs being too large to bring in a purse etc.
- Swaps arenít perfect, and neither is the mail system. Please donít send something youíd be heartbroken to lose. There have been flakers in previous rounds.
- For better photos, send a LV that is poseable (this is just a suggestion, most will not be posable, and that is ok)
- Your partner might have allergies, so itís best not to send something your cat loves to cuddle up with or thatís been sitting on a shelf next to your incense collection!
- LV doesnít have to be a stuffed animal, feel free to send some sort of a doll/plastic toy/stuffed animal/poppet instead!

If youíre up for it, PM me your info (see below) AND post here on the thread. That way Iíll know that youíll get notification of anything I post here.

If you want to participate, please put LV SWAP ROUND 14 as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organisers (beckashell and ckchan). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

The only things I will take into consideration when pairing partners up are:
1. willingness to ship outside of your own country
2. allergies and/or pets
3. making sure to not send you a LV from your surrounding area
4. I will also *try* to get you a LV the size that you prefer

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 14 - mid year vacation
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (as it would appear on a mailing label):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Please confirm that you are at least 13 year of age:
Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging your LV with smokers, pet owners et.c.?
Do YOU have any FOOD allergies?
Is your LV from a home where people smoke?
Is your LV from a home with pets?
Name of LV:
Does your LV have a religious affiliation?
Does your LV have a political affiliation?
Would you like for your partner to include candy/foods from your area? (please look at your countries postal codes for sending/receiving food from outside of your country. Swappers within the USA shouldn't have any problems)
Does your LV have any specific food restrictions (veggie/vegan/carnivore/cannibal)?
Does your LV have any phobias (heights, clowns, etc)?
Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your LV would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the LV will get to see something different from their home environment.)
Have you done this swap before? List previous partners/locations if you want your LV to go somewhere different:
Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, a large city, etc...)?
What kinds of sights would you like your LV to see?
What kinds of sights will you take your LV to see?
Do you want your LV to come home exactly as sent, or can they experience the joy (and possible stress!) of body modifications while traveling? (ie piercing, tattoo, new hair style)
Are you of legal drinking age where you live?  Is your LV?
What sort of creature/gender/species is your LV?
What size is your LV?
Any type of LV you would not like to host? (for example, I do not like clowns, so I would not enjoy hosting a LV that is a clown, *shudder*)
List here anything that might offend you or your LV: (ie, religion, politics, booze, food preferences, etc)
Do you have/have access to a camera?
Can you fulfill the 15 printed pictures requirement?
Can you send the 3 souvenirs/mementos? (these can be handmade or storebought.)
Can you post a picture in the sign up thread of the LV you will be sending?
Anything else you would like to let your partner know?
Do you have a WIST/pinterest?
Blog?
Facebook/myspace? (please provide links)


Send your completed questionnaire to the organizers (beckashell and ckchan). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.


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Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 06, 2011 04:47:25 AM
 :D PARTICIPANTS! :D

1. beckashell
2. hockamama
3. Bexster
4. blackabbey
5. sweety28303
6. missiejean
7. Tygermane
8. lacey0828
9. sarabunny
10. Smeddley
11. Lilibet
12. LoeyD
13. ptarmic wumpus
14. ckchan
15. glitter_is_good
16. LolaandBean
17. SaralaAnne
18. Transatlanticism
19. NatACT
20. gavagai
21. theatreorchid
22. HolaKitty <---- welcome 1st time swapper!
23. skittlebub
24. Willowe
25. Anofeles
26. abuckshort
27. phoenixfiredesigns
28. RhymeswOrange
29. Foxy Sam
30. zigg13pra
31. Lucinda879
32. kwality570
33. Ekioart
34. koalascout
35. LovelyMiss
36. Strawberryh
37. AlishaMisha
38. heath_face


:D WE HAVE PARTNERS!!  :D


ckchan's group
beckashell - phoenixfiredesigns
Lilibet - NatACT
blackabbey - skittlebub
HolaKitty - Anofeles
sweety28303 - SaralaAnne
LoeyD - glitter_is_good
theatreorchid - Willowe
LolaandBean - zigg13pra
lacey0828 - missiejean

beckashell's group
ckchan - abuckshort
RhymeswOrange - Transatlanticism
Bexster - sarabunny
Smeddley - hockamama
ptarmic wumpus - Foxy Sam
LovelyMiss - gavagai
Ekioart - kwality570
Lucinda879 - koalascout
Tygermane - Strawberryh
AlishaMisha - heath_face


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 06, 2011 04:49:22 AM
Those of you that volunteered to co-org - i'm PMing you in a minute. I have a plan but i'll just wait and see how many participants we get before I allocate tasks! Thank you so much for volunteering!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 06, 2011 06:02:26 AM
Yays  ;D

Will fill in my details in a mo


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: hockamama on June 06, 2011 06:20:41 AM
Yippee!!  I can't wait  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 06, 2011 06:29:57 AM
Sent, I love this swap  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: blackabbey on June 06, 2011 06:31:59 AM
Wow, looks awesome!

I want a LV now! :)

Signed up. Can't wait!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 06, 2011 06:41:23 AM
I always forget how quickly my inbox gets flooded when I open this swap!! :)

I am ridiculously sleepy after a loooooong day of 3 school band rehearsals so I won't be adding anybody in the swap until tomorrow - I don't trust myself to read things through properly right now!  :D

I have been glancing over the questionnaires I have already received and have noticed that some of the LVs are over the size limits stated in the first post. Veteran LVs such as Tuesday Grace and Cookie are of course fine. If you are unsure please post a photo of your LV beside a ruler so that I can see the type and size.

The reason we prefer LVs of the small variety as it makes it much easier to travel around with everyday. Plus there's that whole expensive postage thing. Please reconsider if your LV might be too difficult to travel with. And post photos so that I can make sure they are acceptable.

THANKS!  ;D

(Did this make sense? Sleep deprived brain is not functioning properly...)

From the 1st post:

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A STUFFY TO SEND

- Small is better than large. Not only do you have to ship it, your partner has to ship it back!  Also, small LVs tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones. ALL LV's must be UNDER 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide. We have had issues with LVs being too large to bring in a purse etc.
- Swaps arenít perfect, and neither is the mail system. Please donít send something youíd be heartbroken to lose. There have been flakers in previous rounds.
- For better photos, send a LV that is poseable (this is just a suggestion, most will not be posable, and that is ok)
- Your partner might have allergies, so itís best not to send something your cat loves to cuddle up with or thatís been sitting on a shelf next to your incense collection!
- LV doesnít have to be a stuffed animal, feel free to send some sort of a doll/plastic toy/stuffed animal/poppet instead!



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: missiejean on June 06, 2011 07:24:12 AM
Yay!! Going to fill out/send info when I'm done entering data for work  ;)

Picked my LV... just need to name her!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: missiejean on June 06, 2011 08:32:57 AM
Introducing... Demi the Devil Duck
(almost 100% positive she is going to be my LV... sent in my info...)



She is cute and compact. She won't give you too much attitude... just a little  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on June 06, 2011 10:52:22 AM
Hooray!  I'm not doing my questionnaire until later tonight (I want to decide on my LV first...I've been waffling between a few potential stuffies and a MLP) but I'm totally in! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 06, 2011 11:45:21 AM
I'm totally doing this! What an excellent timing! As a Belgian teacher, I have two months off. Which months? Exactly, July and August. Guess I have to go to Italy after all, with my little LV. Mmm, Italian treats, and Belgian chocolate. Any takers? ;)

I just have to find Dottie again... Yikes...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: missiejean on June 06, 2011 11:59:01 AM
I would love to be partnered up with someone overseas!!! (hint hint  :D )


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Tygermane on June 06, 2011 12:16:59 PM
Just sent in my questionnaire!!!  Fred and George are super excited and can't wait to see where they're going to go this time!!  Thank heavens sign-ups are only a week long!!  That means we don't have to wait a super long time to get partners and send!!!!

Here's Fred & George!



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 06, 2011 01:35:33 PM
Italian treats and Belgian chocolates sound pretty amazing!


Here is Cookie, who is totally excited to be travelling again



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on June 06, 2011 04:35:45 PM
I can feel bubbles begging me all ready.....

I'm going to lol be sending our questionnair through later today. My smart phone is pretty smart but rubbish at copy paste,  lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 06, 2011 04:56:57 PM
I can feel bubbles begging me all ready.....

I'm going to lol be sending our questionnair through later today. My smart phone is pretty smart but rubbish at copy paste,  lol

Yay Nat! I'm so glad you're back for another round :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on June 06, 2011 06:02:14 PM
Here's Tawd ready for his second trip. He's really excited! I hope and hope and hope that the visiting LV can get here quickly to go on a weekend trip to Chicago (my hometown) with me, but it's less than 2 weeks after sendouts that I leave; I'll be crossing my fingers though.




Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: sarabunny on June 06, 2011 07:33:33 PM
This looks like so much fun! Just sent in my questionnaire. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Smeddley on June 06, 2011 07:36:32 PM
Yay!  I've been waiting for this - Dee has been getting pushy about wanting to travel more.  I will warn you , she is TINY, only about 1" by 2-3" by 2"?  Very small and portable.



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Smeddley on June 06, 2011 07:46:31 PM
Introducing... Demi the Devil Duck
(almost 100% positive she is going to be my LV... sent in my info...)

She is cute and compact. She won't give you too much attitude... just a little  ;)

I never thought of sending a rubber duckie!  I only have like, hundreds of them... No, I don't have a problem, why?  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Tygermane on June 06, 2011 08:51:04 PM
Dee is sooo cute!!!  We had lots of fun having her here.  Perfect size for carrying in your purse!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: missiejean on June 06, 2011 09:31:46 PM
Introducing... Demi the Devil Duck
(almost 100% positive she is going to be my LV... sent in my info...)

She is cute and compact. She won't give you too much attitude... just a little  ;)

I never thought of sending a rubber duckie!  I only have like, hundreds of them... No, I don't have a problem, why?  ;)
Hah she just needs a slight attitude adjustment  ;) kinda like me! Hah


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on June 06, 2011 10:29:52 PM
Okay, I lied about sending in my questionnaire tonight. :-[ I decided to crochet a new friend for this swap and since he/she doesn't exist yet, I don't know anything about him/her! 

I'll be making one of these little guys.


Definitely in another color (any suggestions?  That red looks lovely in person but doesn't photograph well.  I don't know what might be better for pics...something less vibrant, maybe?).  This dragon is maybe 6 1/2 inches tall...I can't measure because he was made for a swap and doesn't live with me anymore.  I think this time I'll try putting pipe cleaners in the arms so they're poseable. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 06, 2011 11:46:16 PM
ahh little dragon is cute, maybe a nice shade of green, but the red looks great in the photo you posted  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 07, 2011 12:43:34 AM
That dragon is adorable!

I would love an oversea partner as well. Last time, I swapped with a British girl, and though I love England with all my heart, it's slightly too close for me to surprise me. I mean, I had an English boyfriend, en last month I was in Canterbury. And who knows, I might be there again soon. America, Canada, New-Zealand or Australia, that sounds interesting!

Anyway, going to send in my questionnaire, I have decided!

I just spent the last half an hour looking for a picture that doesn't seem to exist anymore... *sigh* I'll make a pretty new one ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 07, 2011 02:44:41 AM
Everybody that has sent me a questionnaire is now in the swap. I'll be sending confirmation PMs shortly :)

Make sure that your LV's are all ready to travel with any gifts for their host family, their passport (if necessary) and contract!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on June 07, 2011 05:07:09 AM
Hello, I've sent my questionnaire off and now to post a pic of Bubbles.

Bubbles is a fun love Jellyfish. Who is ready for her second LV trip away, she came back very excited about all things New York last time and is currently sleeping in our layered fruit stand - you might think I'm heading toward some "Big Apple" pun but thats just where my 6 year old daughter left Bubbles  ::)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/hooked-on-me/5332949164/)
IMG_6468 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hooked-on-me/5332949164/) by Hooked on me (http://www.flickr.com/people/hooked-on-me/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 07, 2011 05:20:19 AM
I'm pretty sure I'll be joining. I had a blast last year! Sadly our big vacation is June 21-23rd this year, so if my LV got here super fast it'd be awesome!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 07, 2011 05:26:02 AM
Cookie is pretty much ready to go, he has demanded his usual snack of choice to travel with, betcha cant guess what that is  :D so Il take him shopping at the weekend so he can be on his way as soon as we have partners


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on June 07, 2011 05:41:34 AM
That dragon is so cute, I was thinking green as well, or maybe purple, but I don't know if purple would be too dark.

I think Bubbles was my favorite from last round. He's so cool.

Can't wait to get started, I'll start packing up Tawd this week so I can get him on his way once we have partners.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: missiejean on June 07, 2011 06:40:04 AM
Woohoo! I will start on packing up Demi within the next few days  :D
Snacks and all =]


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 07, 2011 06:52:53 AM
I had more pictures, but Photobucket is being a pain and I cannot upload the other pics. Urgh! I'll try to upload to size reference one as soon as possible.

Meet Ellie, the Elephant!



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on June 07, 2011 06:53:51 AM
Aww, I love the LV pics, they're so cute! 

I'll be picking up yarn to make my little dragon this afternoon.  I still haven't decided on color (probably won't until I'm actually playing with the yarn, haha).  Green is a nice classic dragon color, but purple is my favorite, and there's something about a nice rust color for a dragon..hmm. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 07, 2011 07:01:34 AM
Purple, I'm all for purple! And if you decide you don't like him (or her, for that matter) just send it to me... ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: sweety28303 on June 07, 2011 08:15:14 AM
Here's My Little Jay. = ]


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: HolaKitty on June 07, 2011 11:21:28 AM
I'm very close to meeting the requirements, hopefully by the weekend I'll have ticked all the boxes. I sure would love to host a LV!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: sarabunny on June 07, 2011 12:59:55 PM
Here's my LV, Hayley the Purple Pirate Queen. She's pretty tiny, but she's feisty! She's got a bit of the wanderlust in her and has been landbound for a year, so she's ready to do some traveling. :)



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: glitter_is_good on June 07, 2011 01:20:06 PM
wow! I checked out the gallery and decided that I pretty much HAVE to sign up for this one!  looks like so much fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: hockamama on June 07, 2011 02:29:55 PM
Tuesday Grace is ready to go!  She keeps begging me to pack her up, but I'll wait til we get closer to partners.



She's just so anxious to get going, she's such a little gypsy  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 07, 2011 02:38:52 PM
ahh we had a great time with Tuesday Grace last round, whoever has her this time around is sure to enjoy her company  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: LoeyD on June 08, 2011 01:24:32 AM
I've been stalking the LV swaps and I keep missing them and I'm so excited to join this round. This is my First LV swap and I'm soo excited!!! I couldn't figure out who to send out at first then I saw Fred & George and then I knew I had to send out these best friends. Bob and Larry. (I actually borrowed them from the stash of toys my 3yr old nephew has at my house)



Now its time to get them ready for their trip!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 08, 2011 03:19:31 AM


Gus T. Turkey


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 08, 2011 03:21:35 AM
I've been stalking the LV swaps and I keep missing them and I'm so excited to join this round. This is my First LV swap and I'm soo excited!!! I couldn't figure out who to send out at first then I saw Fred & George and then I knew I had to send out these best friends. Bob and Larry. (I actually borrowed them from the stash of toys my 3yr old nephew has at my house)

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/225670_08Jun11_LV_001.JPG

Now its time to get them ready for their trip!!!

Veggie Tales, right?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 08, 2011 04:39:26 AM
I had been hoping that a new round would start up soon, yay!

This is Rupert the mosquito, who is smaller than he looks in the photo (4" tall):


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 08, 2011 04:50:47 AM
I had been hoping that a new round would start up soon, yay!

This is Rupert the mosquito, who is smaller than he looks in the photo (4" tall):
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/3661_07Jun11_rupert.JPG

Haha! I love him!

Where did you find such an adorable mozzie?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 08, 2011 04:56:30 AM
I had been hoping that a new round would start up soon, yay!

This is Rupert the mosquito, who is smaller than he looks in the photo (4" tall):

Too cute! I didn't think of bugs!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 08, 2011 04:59:53 AM
I had been hoping that a new round would start up soon, yay!

This is Rupert the mosquito, who is smaller than he looks in the photo (4" tall):
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/3661_07Jun11_rupert.JPG

oh my gosh he's too cute  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: whatthepuck on June 08, 2011 05:36:07 AM
I can't get over how cute everyone's LV is. I wish all of them could visit me.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on June 08, 2011 05:37:00 AM
Cool, I've never seen a mosiquito stuffie before! Love Bob and Larry too.

I feel the same way LolaandBean, I want to host them all :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 08, 2011 07:05:15 AM
I've got 3 potential LV's with me at work today, and I'll be going to my Mom's after work where all my other stuffies are, so I'll be able to sign up as soon as I get home :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Tygermane on June 08, 2011 08:16:47 AM
I love the mosquito!  I've never seen a mosquito stuffie either!!  I would love to get one of those for my dad.  He lives in Alaska where the mosquitos get to be about 4"! (not really, but they are pretty big! I think I heard someone joking once that the mosquito was the Alaskan state bird)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: LoeyD on June 08, 2011 09:54:01 AM
I've been stalking the LV swaps and I keep missing them and I'm so excited to join this round. This is my First LV swap and I'm soo excited!!! I couldn't figure out who to send out at first then I saw Fred & George and then I knew I had to send out these best friends. Bob and Larry. (I actually borrowed them from the stash of toys my 3yr old nephew has at my house)


Now its time to get them ready for their trip!!!

Veggie Tales, right?

Yup!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: kjlutz on June 08, 2011 11:05:20 AM
Such great LVs this round.  Not sure if I'll have time or not this summer as life is crazy as a full time new mommy and a full time student.  I'm still debating but the answer will sadly probably be that I have to wait out another round.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 08, 2011 11:40:38 AM
Oh man...I want to join this round so much but I'm not sure when I'm going to have my surgery and so I'm not sure how many places I can take my LV. I don't think visits to my OB/GYN and the hospital are very exciting and I might not be well enough to go out all over the place like I did last round. But it's just so much fun and I'd hate to miss out. Boo! Not sure what to do. :'(


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: kjlutz on June 08, 2011 01:24:26 PM
Oh man...I want to join this round so much but I'm not sure when I'm going to have my surgery and so I'm not sure how many places I can take my LV. I don't think visits to my OB/GYN and the hospital are very exciting and I might not be well enough to go out all over the place like I did last round. But it's just so much fun and I'd hate to miss out. Boo! Not sure what to do. :'(

You could always take lots of photos at the hospital (I'm sure someone there would help), it would be just the thing to take your mind off what's going on.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: whatthepuck on June 08, 2011 01:58:46 PM
Oh man...I want to join this round so much but I'm not sure when I'm going to have my surgery and so I'm not sure how many places I can take my LV. I don't think visits to my OB/GYN and the hospital are very exciting and I might not be well enough to go out all over the place like I did last round. But it's just so much fun and I'd hate to miss out. Boo! Not sure what to do. :'(

Last round I took my LV to a doctor appointment and took a picture on the examining table.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on June 08, 2011 05:27:19 PM
I've taken a LV to a vet appointment before for my cat. 

I'm excited for this!  Whatever LV is visiting me will get to comic-con and Las Vegas!!



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 08, 2011 05:38:10 PM
I've taken a LV to a vet appointment before for my cat. 

I'm excited for this!  Whatever LV is visiting me will get to comic-con and Las Vegas!!



Ooooooooh Gus is suddenly telling me that he hasn't seen you in a few year and misses you desperately!
I'm sure that the mention of Comic Con has nothing to do with it! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Tygermane on June 08, 2011 06:27:28 PM
So many people going to soo many great places!!  I can't wait for partners!!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 08, 2011 11:55:45 PM
oh wow Comic con would be amazing!  Cookie is nodding his head and agreeing  ;) :D

Seriously cant wait for partners, neither can my daughter, since I mentioned this swap everytime the postman comes she gets all excited and asks him if he has brought our new visitor friend  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 09, 2011 12:05:11 AM
Bexster, I know the feeling! The first time around my family was all confused and they couldn't understand why I would run around with a cow! But when they saw what I got back for it, the joy, the pictures... Now they are interested as well :p


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: hockamama on June 09, 2011 05:46:12 AM
Bexster, any LV that comes to your house will be spoiled!  Tuesday says she's very jealous of all the sweet hugs that someone else is going to get from your adorable daughter  :'(


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on June 09, 2011 08:22:52 AM
I just wanted to post a picture of Millie, my traveling LV.  Here she is in her dress she got from her first travels.  She will be traveling with 3 dresses total.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 09, 2011 10:04:37 AM
She is adorable!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 09, 2011 11:48:06 AM
Bexster, any LV that comes to your house will be spoiled!  Tuesday says she's very jealous of all the sweet hugs that someone else is going to get from your adorable daughter  :'(

aww thats lovely, Tuesday Grace is welcome back here anytime


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 09, 2011 12:23:40 PM
Squee! I finally chose which little guy to send out this round! Meet Quincy:



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: whatthepuck on June 09, 2011 01:15:00 PM
Bexster, I know the feeling! The first time around my family was all confused and they couldn't understand why I would run around with a cow! But when they saw what I got back for it, the joy, the pictures... Now they are interested as well :p

You should have seen the look on my Dad's face when he realized he was at a birthday dinner for a stuffed penguin.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 09, 2011 02:11:40 PM
 :D Excellent!

I went to a police visit today with my daughter, they were showing us the police dogs and horses, let us play about with the riot van and I kept thinking, oooh this would have been such a cool LV visit and all the possible photos

is it partners yet??  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on June 09, 2011 04:27:45 PM
Quincy is adorable!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: whatthepuck on June 09, 2011 04:40:10 PM
I'm sending Ovechtrick.



Little Bean named him after the Alex Ovechkin Verizon commercial. Letting Little Bean name things is how I ended up with a Beta named Want Cake.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 09, 2011 04:48:59 PM
I'm sending Ovechtrick.

Little Bean named him after the Alex Ovechkin Verizon commercial. Letting Little Bean name things is how I ended up with a Beta named Want Cake.

Too cute!

My husband isn't allowed to name anything anymore, since at one point in time we had a fish named Charles, a rabbit named Chuck (who's still with us), and almost adopted a dog named Charlie...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on June 09, 2011 05:28:46 PM
I just wanted to post a picture of Millie, my traveling LV.  Here she is in her dress she got from her first travels.  She will be traveling with 3 dresses total.  :)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/5814884603_b03b73ee51_m.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/5814884603_b03b73ee51_m.jpg)

Oh Ckchan, Millie looks awesome - my son (2yo) would have a fit if he saw her... :) She looks like Miffy and he LOVES Miffy. If Millie were to come to us for her holiday I'm not sure you would get any photos that didn't have an attached 2 year old, lol... Come to think of it, if Millie were to stay here she might have to "escape", I mean leave to go home ;) while someone was having a nap, lol...



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: LoeyD on June 09, 2011 10:53:43 PM
When do we get partners?? Bob and Larry are getting tired of me.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 09, 2011 11:35:14 PM
When do we get partners?? Bob and Larry are getting tired of me.

Very soon!

It looks like we have all our swappers so i'm going to tentatively pair everybody up this weekend - that is, if I survive the 6 hours of uni exams I have tomorrow!  :-\

Signups close Monday so you should have them first thing Tuesday if all goes well.  :D



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 09, 2011 11:53:14 PM
Oooh I remember Fred and George from last summer! What cuties! All the LV's are adorable-- I'm so excited to get partners! Just had a little photoshoot with Walter, I'll post a picture in a sec.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 10, 2011 12:00:29 AM
I'm sending Ovechtrick.

http://www.godouggo.com/sewkitty/pictures/lb55.jpg (http://www.godouggo.com/sewkitty/pictures/lb55.jpg)

Little Bean named him after the Alex Ovechkin Verizon commercial. Letting Little Bean name things is how I ended up with a Beta named Want Cake.

So precious! I want this little guy! Best name too.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 10, 2011 12:04:02 AM
Here's Walter, back for his third summer of traveling! He's a young, adventurous, mischievous dinosaur, so keep an eye on this one!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 10, 2011 12:09:48 AM
Here's Walter, back for his third summer of traveling! He's a young, adventurous, mischievous dinosaur, so keep an eye on this one!  :D
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/120746_10Jun11_SDC10215.JPG

Cute!!

Please let me know if you haven't been added to the swap yet and you have send me your info. I just realized that I had missed one person's PM... :-[


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 10, 2011 12:33:53 AM
*bounce*bounce*

Go Beckashell! And lots of good luck!

Birthday party for a stuffen penguin, I LOVE it! My birthday is also during the LV time, so yay!

@NatATC, I love Miffy too! She is Dutch, so I have an easy access to all Miffy stuff. Oh, btw, her name is Nijntje, in Dutch ;). My best friend's nickname is even related to Miffy.

I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 10, 2011 01:17:40 AM
Please be careful when quoting photos! Just remove the IMG tag at the front and end of the photo. Thanks!  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on June 10, 2011 04:55:11 AM
@beckashell Sorry about that... I didn't realise until I got the mod email...

@lilibet - I'm in such fame envy right now... My son simple adores Miffy, perhaps one day our swaps will cross paths :)



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Tygermane on June 10, 2011 05:40:54 AM
I'm soooo excited!!! Partners in a couple days!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: HolaKitty on June 10, 2011 08:00:29 AM
Please let me know if you haven't been added to the swap yet and you have send me your info. I just realized that I had missed one person's PM... :-[

Wait I thought sign up is open till Monday? I've been waiting to send the pm till tomorrow since that is my one month date.

Edit: Okay I've sent the PM early - I don't want to be left out!

This is my LV, Ms Tesla DuBare...She's super jazzed at the thought of getting out of cold, grey England!



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 10, 2011 12:33:42 PM
good luck in your exams beckashell

eeeee partners cant wait  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 10, 2011 12:49:05 PM
Yaay for partners! Quincy is so excited!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lucinda879 on June 10, 2011 01:24:11 PM
I haven't done a swap in a while, but this one sounds like fun =) I'll have to go home and check to see if I have a LV to send...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on June 10, 2011 01:54:22 PM
Okay, so I feel silly now.  I thought I sent my questionnaire in a couple of days ago and I just discovered it in preview mode in an open tab (this is what happens when I have too many windows open with too many tabs).   :-[

So, uh, yep.  My questionnaire has been sent in now!  I'll be back later this evening with a picture of my LV.  I made another amigurumi dragon (purple!). :D

Everybody's LV pics are so cute!  I can't wait for partners.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on June 10, 2011 05:34:14 PM
Didn't know what miffy was till I looked it up.  It is very cute.  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: gavagai on June 11, 2011 02:11:24 AM
Here is Pippi, waiting to leave Sweden and go out into the big world:



And as a little bonus, a picture of the person who will be showing the little visitor we get to swap with around.



My daughter, age 3, dressed up as Pippi in preschool.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 11, 2011 02:45:35 AM
Here is Pippi, waiting to leave Sweden and go out into the big world:

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/68064_11Jun11_pippi.jpg

And as a little bonus, a picture of the person who will be showing the little visitor we get to swap with around.

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/68064_11Jun11_pippi2.jpg

My daughter, age 3, dressed up as Pippi in preschool.

Pippi is adorable, but not as cute as your daughter! Her Pippi costume is so much better than mine!!
And I love that the girl behind her also has Pippi hair!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 11, 2011 03:08:08 AM
Have just made my massive list with all of your names with allergies/pets etc written down. I'm always so nervous when I do partnering that things won't work out. But we have an even number of swappers so *fingers crossed*!!

Please sign-up asap if you are on the fence. We are all ready to get this swap started!! :D

Also, please post photos if you haven't already. Some people request plush toys, some need child-friendly and some don't care. I'm trying to make everybody happy and it's hard when I don't know what the LV looks like! :P



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Anofeles on June 11, 2011 04:50:39 AM
I didn't want to join another swap since I don't have a lot of money at the moment but this sounds SO fun and not too expensive.. I think I'm filling my questionnaire today  ::)
It's ok to take the LV across the country, not just my town, right? I'm hopefully going to visit Českż Krumlov, the most beautiful town I know soon. And I'm also having a biological course in the mountains, so I'd love the LV to attend it, too. It will learn how to clone, to work with laboratory equipment etc. and when it comes home it will be a real scientist! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 11, 2011 05:28:46 AM
I didn't want to join another swap since I don't have a lot of money at the moment but this sounds SO fun and not too expensive.. I think I'm filling my questionnaire today  ::)
It's ok to take the LV across the country, not just my town, right? I'm hopefully going to visit Českż Krumlov, the most beautiful town I know soon. And I'm also having a biological course in the mountains, so I'd love the LV to attend it, too. It will learn how to clone, to work with laboratory equipment etc. and when it comes home it will be a real scientist! ;D

You can take your LV anywhere! The more places the better!  :D
But remember that LV's can have fun anywhere - the library, park, doctor's etc.

That town is GORGEOUS!! I love that it looks like yin and yang in the aerial view!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Anofeles on June 11, 2011 06:12:02 AM
Thanks!
Yes, it's amazing, isn't is? I was there two days ago, canoing the river and I was fascinated! Every single step was amazing. All those monuments, cute historical houses, aroma of cinnamon, the atmosphere.. It's much more beautiful then Prague and there are way fewer tourists. And I didn't notice it looks like yin and yang but you're right! That's cool! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: HolaKitty on June 11, 2011 07:21:51 AM
I've created a Twitter account for the LV I get...

http://twitter.com/VisitingToon

It's obviously blank now but will get updated as soon as I get partnered!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Anofeles on June 11, 2011 07:40:20 AM
HolaKitty, that's an awesome idea! I'll totally stalk it ;D

And now.. meet Escherichia! I just hope we will be approved :)



I've just checked the other pictures and I absolutely love the mosquito :D It would look great in my parasite plushies collection. xD


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: sarabunny on June 11, 2011 08:19:05 AM
Oh Pippi! She's so cute! I devoured those books when I was a kid :)

Getting excited for partners. Hayley is all ready to go - I just need someone to send her to!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 11, 2011 09:01:23 AM
I have a facebook for our little visitors, have kept it for the previous 2 rounds so will continue this round too

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Little-Visitors-Swap-Jan-March-2011/125706840791563


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: missiejean on June 11, 2011 12:10:53 PM
Alright... I think I'm going to try and make a stuffy instead of sending my runner duckie Demi. I'm going to try and make a platypus!! Found a cute pattern (that I need to re-find) Wish me luck  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Anofeles on June 11, 2011 12:21:23 PM
Alright... I think I'm going to try and make a stuffy instead of sending my runner duckie Demi. I'm going to try and make a platypus!! Found a cute pattern (that I need to re-find) Wish me luck  :D

Platypuses are cool!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Icekibby on June 11, 2011 02:46:34 PM
Omigosh, what a great idea for a swap! I don't have time to get in on this one, but my spouse is away for the summer and I think I'm going to make a little friend to take around with me places and present a similar package to her when she returns. Thanks for the inspiration! It'll certainly keep me amused.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 11, 2011 05:28:30 PM
Omigosh, what a great idea for a swap! I don't have time to get in on this one, but my spouse is away for the summer and I think I'm going to make a little friend to take around with me places and present a similar package to her when she returns. Thanks for the inspiration! It'll certainly keep me amused.

I'm glad that we've inspired you! :)

Feel free to post photos in our gallery - it would be great to see your adventures as well!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: missiejean on June 11, 2011 06:08:56 PM
OK!!!

Instead of my Demi, the Devil Duck...
INTRODUCING(born tonight)
Pamela the Platypus


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 11, 2011 07:22:48 PM
Ok, I talked to beckashell and asked her if it was ok if I joined even if my LV might spend 4 weeks with me in recovery from surgery. I had the most fun in the last swap and I really wanted to join again this round. I thought maybe it might help give me something fun to do and help distract me from the surgery and such going on. I'm going to fill out the survey tonight. Not sure if Alfred will go out for another trip or not, I'll figure that part out next.

Hopefully you guys are ok with having me for another go.  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 11, 2011 07:26:41 PM
Ok, I talked to beckashell and asked her if it was ok if I joined even if my LV might spend 4 weeks with me in recovery from surgery. I had the most fun in the last swap and I really wanted to join again this round. I thought maybe it might help give me something fun to do and help distract me from the surgery and such going on. I'm going to fill out the survey tonight. Not sure if Alfred will go out for another trip or not, I'll figure that part out next.

Hopefully you guys are ok with having me for another go.  ;)

Of course we are!  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on June 11, 2011 09:02:05 PM
Oh Phoenixfiredesigns - that is GREAT NEWS...

I hosted Gus earlier this year and while he was with us my OB/GYN put me in for the same surgery (fortunately they were able to remove the scar tissue and cyst clusters and leave me with the crossed fingers that it won't happen again - mind you this is the 11th time in 8 years I've needed surgery for this problem so I was surprise when I woke that my OB/GYN hadn't completed the surgery he originally took me in for)

But having Gus here really helped me get moving again. I find the painkillers they give me (endone) make me tired and heavy mooded so it was nice having that little push. It was also nice to read how other travels were going. Really cheered me up.

I hope your visiting LV can do the same for you :)





Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: blackabbey on June 12, 2011 12:14:12 AM
Introducing for the first time ever...



MISS TERRY!

She stands at a stately 16cm tall (for those of you who work in imperial, that's just a bit over 6 inches).

Don't let her multi coloured hair and piercings fool you. She is very friendly, and willing to learn anything new.

She has never been on vacation before, and cannot wait to meet new people!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 12, 2011 12:24:35 AM
Phoenix Im so glad your joining us, Im sure whichever LV comes to visit you will have a great time and do their best to cheer you up  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Foxy Sam on June 12, 2011 01:14:09 AM
Oooo...tempted...I had lots of fun last time...will have to think about it overnight and see what happens...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 12, 2011 12:59:22 PM
Thanks for the support and encouragement guys, it means lot. :) I just got my survey finished (I started it last night but got too tired so finished it just now) and sent in. I decided to send Alfred again. He had a lot of fun last time so I'm hoping he enjoys his second trip just as much!  :D

Here's his picture from last round:



Ironically, we don't have that couch anymore. In round 13, my last LV actually came with me couch shopping for the one we have now! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 12, 2011 05:34:04 PM
Just a reminder that signups close tomorrow!   :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on June 12, 2011 07:18:26 PM
I just signed up for the swap.  I'll post a photo of Bisque tomorrow.  He's at my hubby's office right now.  He'll be coming home tomorrow for a photo shoot and to get ready for his trip.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on June 12, 2011 07:38:03 PM
So excited for this swap!  Can't wait to take my LV around!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Tygermane on June 12, 2011 10:58:34 PM
So excited for this swap!  Can't wait to take my LV around!!

Ditto!!!  I just REALLY hope that the weather starts to get better!!  It's been a cold and rainy spring so far!!  We've only had 2 days that were above 80....... everything else has been in the range of high 50s to low 70s  :(  I NEED SOME SUNSHINE!!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Foxy Sam on June 12, 2011 11:28:35 PM
I have just sent in my questionnaire, just couldn't pass up the opportunity to join in the fun... 


Hope your operation goes smoothly Phoenixfiredesigns and that whoever is lucky enough to have you as a partner that their LV helps cheer you and speed your recovery...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on June 12, 2011 11:36:46 PM
ooo, I have bubbles all ready for her trip - just waiting for partners so I can post her off :)



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: abuckshort on June 13, 2011 12:17:29 AM
I too am so so so excited for this swap!!!!!  :D major lurker on craftster but a bit shy with posting  ::) so hoping it'll be a good chance to get to know some of you as well as having fun with my LV  :)
I'll be posting pictures of Hatty up tomorrow, she's even more excited than I am and just itching to head off!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 13, 2011 12:56:14 AM
I too am so so so excited for this swap!!!!!  :D major lurker on craftster but a bit shy with posting  ::) so hoping it'll be a good chance to get to know some of you as well as having fun with my LV  :)
I'll be posting pictures of Hatty up tomorrow, she's even more excited than I am and just itching to head off!

We encourage LOTS of talking (posting) in this swap!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: zigg13pra on June 13, 2011 01:08:24 AM
I've just signed up and Mal is going again this summer (he went last summer too).  Here is a pic of him!



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Foxy Sam on June 13, 2011 01:14:57 AM
Yay...I am on the list...here is the darling Trevor who is very excited to be travelling again...

Trevor Green the Tiny Travelling Teddy


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 13, 2011 01:52:06 AM
Dear me, so many adorable LVs! Can I take them all home?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: skittlebub on June 13, 2011 02:47:10 AM
Here's Orson.



This is my first LV swap. What do people usually send with their LV at the start?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 13, 2011 03:01:05 AM
Orson is a cutie!!

Some people like to send luggage - mini suitcase, blanket, outfits etc. I usually just send Gus as it, and if he's lucky (which he usually is!) he comes home with a little outfit :)

EVERYBODY must send a contract. Which is then mailed back to your partner immediately - not left till the end of the swap. Sample contracts are here: http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swapcontract2um.png

I also send Gus's passport - even when he isn't traveling overseas I like it to be filled in to show all the places he has visited. I also write his BIO in there (which you also need to send). Example bio: http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html

A tiny present for you partner is sweet as well if you like.

Does that help?  ???


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 13, 2011 03:06:25 AM
Just started partnering. I always forget how stressful partnering is when trying to take allergies etc into consideration! :-\

And I still (after how many rounds?!) have to use my map of The States trying to figure out where everybody lives. I've just learnt that Iowa and Oregon are not beside each other like I assumed.  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 13, 2011 03:39:14 AM
Just as long as you don't assume than Belgium is the capital of Brussels... ;) Apparently people still don't understand what my country is all about :P. I'm excited!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 13, 2011 03:54:51 AM
Just as long as you don't assume than Belgium is the capital of Brussels... ;) Apparently people still don't understand what my country is all about :P. I'm excited!

Haha! ;D  I met a guy when I was in Florida than asked me about my pet koala. And i've had people compliment me on my English. "Wow, you're from Australia? Your English is amazing!" :D :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 13, 2011 04:22:26 AM
And I still (after how many rounds?!) have to use my map of The States trying to figure out where everybody lives. I've just learnt that Iowa and Oregon are not beside each other like I assumed.  :D

This made me giggle! I guess I've never thought about how difficult the geography portion would be for someone who doesn't live in the US, because as far as I know, and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, the US is the most broken up country as far as states go.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: HolaKitty on June 13, 2011 04:50:43 AM
Just as long as you don't assume than Belgium is the capital of Brussels... ;) Apparently people still don't understand what my country is all about :P. I'm excited!

Haha! ;D  I met a guy when I was in Florida than asked me about my pet koala. And i've had people compliment me on my English. "Wow, you're from Australia? Your English is amazing!" :D :D

My  husband is English and I'm American. Whenever we go to the US to visit he always gets asked if they speak English there.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 13, 2011 04:59:12 AM
And I still (after how many rounds?!) have to use my map of The States trying to figure out where everybody lives. I've just learnt that Iowa and Oregon are not beside each other like I assumed.  :D

This made me giggle! I guess I've never thought about how difficult the geography portion would be for someone who doesn't live in the US, because as far as I know, and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, the US is the most broken up country as far as states go.

We only have 7  :) But they are all pretty big!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 13, 2011 05:56:00 AM
We don't really do states, although, technically, Belgians consists out of three parts, a Flemish part, A Walloon and a German-speaking part. So, we have three national languages, being Dutch, French and German. Oh, and 4 governments. *thinks* And a king, still? I live on the Flemish side, btw, so I speak Dutch, which is not really exactly like Dutch, but with different words and sounds, but we still understand each other.

Still, I can do better! Today, we celebrate our first birthday of a country without a government. Yep, something to be very proud of, you know... For those who are interested: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13725277


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on June 13, 2011 08:49:49 AM
Yay...I am on the list...here is the darling Trevor who is very excited to be travelling again...

Trevor Green the Tiny Travelling Teddy
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/138164_13Jun11_Trevor_Green_the_tiny_travelling_teddy.jpg

Yay!  I'm so glad Trevor is traveling again!  I had such a great time with him!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lucinda879 on June 13, 2011 09:07:28 AM
Is there still time to join this swap?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: hockamama on June 13, 2011 09:12:33 AM
Sure, there is!  C'mon in, Lucinda  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 13, 2011 09:22:49 AM
Quincy is so excited! He's all packed up and as soon as I know who my partner is I have a plan for some goodies and he'll be ready to go!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on June 13, 2011 09:23:34 AM
Ooh! So excited, filling out my form and deciding who to send now! ^_^


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lucinda879 on June 13, 2011 09:46:56 AM
Ok I will send in my questionnaire, but I think I would like to make a LV specifically for this swap (by the 20th, of course).


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: kwality570 on June 13, 2011 10:39:45 AM
I just sent in my questionnaire.  I hope I'm not too late to sign up.  I missed out on the last round and was sorely disappointed. 
I'm going to send Penelope Pretzel.  She's made of foam and has bendy arms and legs for fun posing.  Here she is working with me today.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=461806)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 13, 2011 11:07:20 AM
Last round I sent some chocolate as a gift and cookies very own passport  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on June 13, 2011 11:38:17 AM
Please post a picture of your LV if you haven't done so!  Thank you!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lucinda879 on June 13, 2011 11:49:43 AM
My questionnaire hasn't been accepted yet, but I'd like to make a LV specifically for this swap.  Here is Teddy who may be going if I don't get my act together in time:




Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Willowe on June 13, 2011 12:50:46 PM
Almost done with my LV, will post a picture (hopefully) soon!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on June 13, 2011 01:05:53 PM
Teddy is cute...I LOVE turtles :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on June 13, 2011 01:16:06 PM
Questionnaire in so here's Bogart ^_^

Sorry for the grainy phone pic, my camera's battery is on the charger.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on June 13, 2011 03:24:59 PM
Here's the photo of Bisque...


Sadly though Bisque won't be going on a visit this summer, he must have put on weight in his claws since I last measured him. I've found that he is 10 inches wide claw to claw....  

I broke the news to Bisque and while he is heart broken he may be part of some of the summer fun partnering with whoever visits our house.

So the understudy Little Visitor from our neighborhood will be Milford the Ninja Bunny...


He was silently thrilled to be going on a new adventure this summer.  He's a bunny of few words but he can really be an interesting travel companion.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on June 13, 2011 04:04:50 PM


I am pleased to present Pins the dragon!  He's excited to go on an adventure! :D  I couldn't think of anything clever to do with him for the picture (stupid weeks-long headache eating my brain, arrrgh) so you can't really tell, but his arms are wired to make them poseable. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: abuckshort on June 13, 2011 04:17:31 PM
Lucinda879, you should totally send Teddy, he's adorableee! <3  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lucinda879 on June 13, 2011 06:18:54 PM
Lucinda879, you should totally send Teddy, he's adorableee! <3  :D

I might still. He's kind of a Debbie Downer, though... wah wah...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: koalascout on June 13, 2011 07:25:21 PM
i hope i made it in time.
 mel and tom will be going again

here they are with their goodies from the last trip


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Strawberryh on June 13, 2011 08:28:01 PM
I sent in my Questionnaire, Hope it is excepted. This is my Friend Sparks. I received him is a faire swap. He goes to all the Renn Faires and SCA events with me. He is quite a history buff.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on June 13, 2011 08:44:02 PM
Awww, Strawberryh, Sparks is adorable!  Yay for crocheted dragons. :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: skittlebub on June 13, 2011 11:26:05 PM


EVERYBODY must send a contract. Which is then mailed back to your partner immediately - not left till the end of the swap. Sample contracts are here: http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swapcontract2um.png

I also send Gus's passport - even when he isn't traveling overseas I like it to be filled in to show all the places he has visited. I also write his BIO in there (which you also need to send). Example bio: http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html


So if I print out that contract do I send it (blank) with mine for my partner to fill out & send back or do I fill it out for my partners LV & send it with mine?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 13, 2011 11:49:51 PM


EVERYBODY must send a contract. Which is then mailed back to your partner immediately - not left till the end of the swap. Sample contracts are here: http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swapcontract2um.png

I also send Gus's passport - even when he isn't traveling overseas I like it to be filled in to show all the places he has visited. I also write his BIO in there (which you also need to send). Example bio: http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html


So if I print out that contract do I send it (blank) with mine for my partner to fill out & send back or do I fill it out for my partners LV & send it with mine?

You print it and send it to your partner. It is for your partner to fill out about YOUR LV.
Or you can make your own if you don't like the one in the link.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Foxy Sam on June 13, 2011 11:53:54 PM
Oh how awesome, now two super cute crochet dragons...neato...the ninja bunny is awesome too...hehehe...

Hi ckchan, glad to be back for another round too...Trevor had such fun with you last time...

I am so excited I can stop checking in every few hours at the mo  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 14, 2011 12:03:34 AM
Ohh my gosh ninja bunny hehe


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20)
Post by: blackabbey on June 14, 2011 01:30:27 AM
So the understudy Little Visitor from our neighborhood will be Milford the Ninja Bunny...

OMG, I want one!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: LoeyD on June 14, 2011 02:05:41 AM
I just noticed that Skittlebub and I share a birthday!!! which is today. Happy Birthday to us!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 14, 2011 03:36:06 AM
Partners complete! I'm sorry but you will all have to wait because i'm a bit of a nervous mess at the moment (I was told today that I have to write 2 lessons and then teach them tomorrow! For a group of scary 5th graders!!  :-\)

So ckchan has to check that I haven't done anything crazy with partnering :)
This is our biggest round yet!  :D :D

Go team!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on June 14, 2011 03:46:32 AM
Happy Birthday LoeyD and skittlebub!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: abuckshort on June 14, 2011 03:56:58 AM
yay, can't wait for partners  :D Hatty will be making her big debut shortly too  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: LovelyMiss on June 14, 2011 04:30:40 AM
So glad I made it in under the wire to join this swap.  I'm so excited!

This is Roman, my wonky little extraterrestrial visitor.



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 14, 2011 04:31:36 AM
Beckashell, good luck! I'm a teacher myself, I know how dreadful such last-minute deadlines can be! Stand tall, you'll manage!

Btw, can't wait!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 14, 2011 04:39:54 AM
So glad I made it in under the wire to join this swap.  I'm so excited!

This is Roman, my wonky little extraterrestrial visitor.

[img width=349 height=500]https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/213942_14Jun11_roman.jpg

Oh my goodness!!! I WANT (to believe...)!!!   ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 14, 2011 04:46:28 AM
Oh and I almost forgot, we have a GALLERY!! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382923.0)

Please feel free to bookmark but DO NOT start posting in there until ckchan has reserved the second post for her group list. After that go wild!

No mini galleries this round (unless you want to create one in between the other posts - up to you!) since half didn't get used at all last round. Just post as you would in every other thread. Photos included. We want to see LOTS of fun excursion updates this round!



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: skittlebub on June 14, 2011 04:59:39 AM
I just noticed that Skittlebub and I share a birthday!!! which is today. Happy Birthday to us!!!
Mine's the 18th, but I'll take birthday wishes now! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 14, 2011 05:32:50 AM
Happy Birthday guys!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on June 14, 2011 05:44:59 AM
Happy birthday to you guys!!! My husband's is tomorrow and our anniversary is the 21st. June tends to get a bit busy  ;D

I don't know if I'm more anxious to find out where Tawd is going to go or who I get to host!!! I'm still hoping and praying that whoever my partner is they'll be able to send out asap so hopefully the LV can come to Chicago with me over 4th of July weekend. I know if it's international, the mail is really unpredictable, but I can still hope :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 14, 2011 05:47:01 AM
I'm still hoping and praying that whoever my partner is they'll be able to send out asap so hopefully the LV can come to Chicago with me over 4th of July weekend.

I know how you feel. I'm really hoping that whoever my partner is will ship out asap so their LV can come with me to Omaha next week.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 14, 2011 05:53:03 AM
Happy birthdays  ;D

Cookie is all ready to go, he has his passport at the ready and some travel snacks to share with his host family


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: HolaKitty on June 14, 2011 05:55:10 AM
I'm still hoping and praying that whoever my partner is they'll be able to send out asap so hopefully the LV can come to Chicago with me over 4th of July weekend.

I know how you feel. I'm really hoping that whoever my partner is will ship out asap so their LV can come with me to Omaha next week.

Ditto.

I'm leaving for the US on July 4th.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 14, 2011 06:13:59 AM
I fell in love with a certain purple dragon! How adorable! Did you make that pattern?

As I'm currently unemployed, my LV will be out the door before you know it. Going to print her stuff right now, and make sure that she's travel-ready.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: LoeyD on June 14, 2011 09:55:45 AM
I just noticed that Skittlebub and I share a birthday!!! which is today. Happy Birthday to us!!!
Mine's the 18th, but I'll take birthday wishes now! ;D

oops my bad. Well we share a birthday month!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lucinda879 on June 14, 2011 10:11:25 AM
Can we use a LV that is longer than 8" if it can be squished down or folded to fit?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on June 14, 2011 10:28:16 AM
I fell in love with a certain purple dragon! How adorable! Did you make that pattern?

Hehe, I wish I could make patterns, especially one so incredibly adorable!  I got the pattern from Ravelry.  Pins was my second go-round with this pattern and it's pretty simple- but darned if it doesn't make the cutest lil' thing ever!  If I ever find another source for those eyes I'll probably make myself an army of the little guys!  The regular round black plastic eyes are pretty cute too, but I love those silver cat eyes.

Dragon: http://crochetme.com/media/p/94683.aspx (http://crochetme.com/media/p/94683.aspx) (called Baby Snow Dragon on Ravelry)
Wings: http://shala-beads.livejournal.com/202913.html (http://shala-beads.livejournal.com/202913.html) (called Little Bat on Ravelry)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: HolaKitty on June 14, 2011 10:40:28 AM
Gah I think I've refreshed this thread about 100 times today hoping the partners would suddenly appear. I'm so anxious!!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Anofeles on June 14, 2011 10:48:15 AM
Yeah, I'm also totally excited ^^ I'm pretty busy now but I'm refreshing it here again and again anyway ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: whatthepuck on June 14, 2011 11:51:10 AM
Mr. Bean rolls his eyes every time I check to see if we have partners yet.  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on June 14, 2011 12:32:23 PM
Bogart is too busy packing. It's too quiet in the house right now for him so he's ready to roll! *chuckles*


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 14, 2011 01:31:21 PM
SOrry ladies - it's only just 6am for me and I have to head off to work! I promise when I get home!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Willowe on June 14, 2011 08:26:07 PM
Can we use a LV that is longer than 8" if it can be squished down or folded to fit?

I was wondering this myself. I just realized that the LV I've been working on (a jellyfish) is over 8" because I made some of the tentacles a bit too long. :P What's the official decision on this rule?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: LoeyD on June 14, 2011 10:25:05 PM
I came home from being out all day hoping to have partners but no avail...its okay I found bob and larry a suitcase for them today at goodwill for .99!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 14, 2011 10:56:18 PM
Can we use a LV that is longer than 8" if it can be squished down or folded to fit?

I was wondering this myself. I just realized that the LV I've been working on (a jellyfish) is over 8" because I made some of the tentacles a bit too long. :P What's the official decision on this rule?

The reason we have a size limit is because of both postage costs and the fact that your LV is supposed to travel EVERYWHERE with you! Nobody is going to want to lug around something too big that doesn't easily fit in a bag.

The size limit isn't set in stone and things that squish down should be fine - especially with something that has tentacles.

But please post photos - we've asked you to do so, because that way we can know if there are any LV's which might not be suitable.

Hope that helps!  :)




Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on June 14, 2011 11:01:21 PM
Can we use a LV that is longer than 8" if it can be squished down or folded to fit?

I was wondering this myself. I just realized that the LV I've been working on (a jellyfish) is over 8" because I made some of the tentacles a bit too long. :P What's the official decision on this rule?

Below is a picture of Bubbles as I sent her off last swap.

The longer spiral tentacle (the one on the LV contract) makes her length nearly 12". But the bell or head of the jellyfish is just a wee bit over 4" round. When she is all squished up Bubbles is about the size of a mens pair of socks folded.
 
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/hooked-on-me/5347334961/)
IMG_6486 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hooked-on-me/5347334961/) by Hooked on me (http://www.flickr.com/people/hooked-on-me/), on Flickr

I can't wait to see your Jellyfish - Bubbles will be very excited to have a Jelly buddy  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 14, 2011 11:16:52 PM
Can we use a LV that is longer than 8" if it can be squished down or folded to fit?

I was wondering this myself. I just realized that the LV I've been working on (a jellyfish) is over 8" because I made some of the tentacles a bit too long. :P What's the official decision on this rule?

Below is a picture of Bubbles as I sent her off last swap.

The longer spiral tentacle (the one on the LV contract) makes her length nearly 12". But the bell or head of the jellyfish is just a wee bit over 4" round. When she is all squished up Bubbles is about the size of a mens pair of socks folded.
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hooked-on-me/5347334961/

I can't wait to see your Jellyfish - Bubbles will be very excited to have a Jelly buddy  :D

Bubbles is the perfect example! She's tiny - those tentacles don't count at all!  :D Thanks Nat.


Partners are being posted on the first page of the thread RIGHT NOW! I shall be PMing everybody their partners questionnaires shortly. Remember to stay in contact with your partner throughout the swap - maybe even send a surprise postcard!  :)

Hopefully your LV's are already packed up and ready to go! Everybody MUST have send by the end of Monday 20th June - that's this coming Monday!
The sooner you send, the sooner your LV gets to start traveling!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: AlishaMisha on June 14, 2011 11:46:03 PM
I get to host Icebox for the 3rd time  ;D  I miss him! I haven't seen him since the beginning of September! He is definitely a family member now and I am just uber excited for him to tell me what he has been up to since we last saw each other.

Here is Winnie(from Maine) who will be going off to Virginia(again, again) to see heath_face! She is chilling with her bestie Roary, both sporting the awesome scarves that heath_face made for them. Don't they look dashing?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Foxy Sam on June 15, 2011 01:42:22 AM
Woohoo!  Partners, how exciting! 

Hi Ptarmic Wumpus!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on June 15, 2011 02:07:36 AM
wooo whooo, Bubbles is so excited to be headed to Belgium.

I've emailed my partner and can't wait to get started...
 


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 15, 2011 02:09:42 AM
Squeeeeee Im so excited to meet Hayley the purple pirate queen!  I can already tell were gonna have a blast together over the summer and Cookie is very excited to hear of where he is going to visit.  I shall get him all packed up in the morning ready to start his adventure  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: blackabbey on June 15, 2011 04:18:15 AM
WOOT! My partner is just a couple of towns over. Hopefully that means quick delivery times!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 15, 2011 04:23:38 AM
WOOT! My partner is just a couple of towns over. Hopefully that means quick delivery times!

I didn't realize you were so close! I just figured it's a good sized state and that you lived on opposite sides of it :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: blackabbey on June 15, 2011 05:07:48 AM


Miss Terry is ready to go as soon as I can get to the post office!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: skittlebub on June 15, 2011 05:31:24 AM
WOOT! My partner is just a couple of towns over. Hopefully that means quick delivery times!

I didn't realize you were so close! I just figured it's a good sized state and that you lived on opposite sides of it :P
About 15mins away LOL


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 15, 2011 05:34:28 AM
Quincy is all packed up. I'll take him to the post office on my way home today :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: AlishaMisha on June 15, 2011 05:46:52 AM
WOOT! My partner is just a couple of towns over. Hopefully that means quick delivery times!

I didn't realize you were so close! I just figured it's a good sized state and that you lived on opposite sides of it :P
About 15mins away LOL
LOL Well, gives you more incentive to get creative!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on June 15, 2011 05:48:44 AM
WOOT! My partner is just a couple of towns over. Hopefully that means quick delivery times!

I didn't realize you were so close! I just figured it's a good sized state and that you lived on opposite sides of it :P
About 15mins away LOL

You guys should totally get together for a play date with your LV's :)

Very excited about partners. Hi missiejean! Tawd is going to the Cheesehead state!!! I grew up in Chicago (a little less than an hour and a half from where she lives), so it'll be cool to send him to the midwest. I have a lot of family out that way, maybe I should send him over there to say hi :) So, I'm not sure how thrilled Pamela the Platypus will be to fly all the way to AZ and turn around and basically fly right back to where she started off...haha. It'll be lots of fun. Can't wait! And best of all, regular mail usually takes about 3 days to get here from there so she should have no problems making it before I leave!!! I can't wait to see the looks I get on the plane taking her pictures :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 15, 2011 06:27:22 AM
Rupert is already on his way to NZ to visit Foxy Sam (the pm is going to have to wait until I get home from work and can upload the receipt).


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: kwality570 on June 15, 2011 06:32:39 AM
I'll be sending Penelope out this week.  I'm so excited to be hosting Bogart the owl.  We're going to have some great adventures.  Hopefully this swap will make me do more travelling this summer than I ususally do.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 15, 2011 06:34:47 AM
Rupert is already on his way to NZ to visit Foxy Sam (the pm is going to have to wait until I get home from work and can upload the receipt).

So impressed!! Gold star for our first sender!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 15, 2011 06:49:39 AM
I'm going to send Ellie out tomorrow! I'm a bit ill today, and we have some serious issues with our cat, so I'm struggling with myself a little. On the other hand, I received a nice e-mail, which sort of brightened my day, and I'm very happy that Ellie gets to travel to Australia!

I'm already stalking (a)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 15, 2011 07:12:42 AM
I'm excited that Alfred gets to go Down Under! :D Wow, what a trip!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Anofeles on June 15, 2011 07:21:06 AM
I was just in school, having a French lesson, when I found out we already have the pairings! It really made those few hours much better :) I like my partner. It looks that me and my little visitor share many opinions ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lucinda879 on June 15, 2011 08:37:49 AM
Hopefully this swap will make me do more travelling this summer than I ususally do.  :)

I'm hoping the same thing! I'm excited to get started =) Hi koalascout!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: heath_face on June 15, 2011 09:39:33 AM
Hi everyone! This is Icebox and he'll be heading off to AlishaMisha soon :D He's ready to go with his scarf and everything, looking fly. :)



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on June 15, 2011 09:49:46 AM
I can't wait to meet  Penelope!

Bogart wants to check on a couple of last min things before leaving.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 15, 2011 10:14:01 AM
I got called off work today due to the weather, and since Walter is super excited to start his vacation, I'll send him off today! I'm gonna miss having him hanging out with my in my studio, but he's got the travel bug, and who am I to stop him?  :D
Plus, the precious Milford will be gracing me with his company soon!  Can't wait to get started!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 15, 2011 10:38:45 AM
Rupert is already on his way to NZ to visit Foxy Sam (the pm is going to have to wait until I get home from work and can upload the receipt).

So impressed!! Gold star for our first sender!  ;D

He is travelling light and was ready to jump into his envelope!

After many years of swapping and 50+ rounds of STS, I have a few points of advice for shipping internationally from the US:
1. Priority international is almost always a bad deal. The only possible exception is a small but very heavy item that can be put into a flat rate envelope, but even that is usually a bad deal too. The medium and large flat rate boxes are very very expensive.
2. What you want is 1st Class International, formerly known as airmail.  USPS eliminated "slow boat" shipping a few years ago. 1st Class International is usually just as fast as priority, and sometimes faster because priority has a longer customs form (with the exception of the flat rate envelope) and can have more of a tendency to get hung up in customs. 
3. The maximum package weight for 1st Class is 4 lbs (64 oz) - above that you are required to ship via Priority or other more expensive ways.
4. You can check the cost of shipping to your destination from this page and compare the types of methods to ship: http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immctry.htm (http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immctry.htm)
5. Adding additional weight to a heavy package is cheaper than adding that same weight to a light package.
6. All 1st Class uses the "short" customs form 2976 (formerly the green form, this now has carbon copy pages. All Priority Intl uses the long form 2976A that goes in a plastic envelope, with the exception of the flat rate envelope or "small" sized box, that use the 2976 form. You can pick up extra copies from the post office and fill them out before you go to save time. Put the smallest value that you can on the form, or write "NCV" aka "No commercial value" so that the recipient can avoid extra fees or taxes. 
7. Check the list of prohibited items for your destination country before shipping. Some countries are very strict (Australia) and your package will be opened and offending items removed at customs/quarantine.

For example, Rupert and his package weighed 1.5 oz.  To New Zealand, 1st Class costs a mere $2.53, a bargain since he is travelling around the world. Sending him in the cheapest Priority Flat rate package would be $13.95, or $28.75 in the non flat rate Priority.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: gavagai on June 15, 2011 11:08:52 AM
So happy that pairings are done. We are excited to get Roman here and to send Pippi to Minneapolis (if I remember correclty). She will be travelling far from Sweden.  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 15, 2011 12:16:52 PM
It's official! Quincy is on his way!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 15, 2011 01:53:18 PM
I'm so going to need this swap to cheer me up. Ellie might be slightly delayed, because I wanted to send her out tomorrow, but... Our dearest cat, Tina, just passed away. We had to let her go, she was so ill, but it hurts like hell. Sorry to burst into the happiness bubble, but I just had to get it of my chest...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on June 15, 2011 01:57:53 PM
Oh no, Lilibet! *HUGS*  I'm so, so sorry you lost your dear kitty.  *more hugs*


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 15, 2011 02:00:34 PM
Lilibet, I'm so sorry for your loss. Our animal companions bring so much love and joy to our lives and sadly, they're never with us long enough. May your hurt pass quickly, leaving the only the warm memories of her life in your heart.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 15, 2011 02:06:55 PM
Oh Lilibet Im so sorry to hear that x


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on June 15, 2011 02:41:00 PM
Hugs Lilibet, that is so painful!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: skittlebub on June 15, 2011 02:57:22 PM
So sorry to hear lilibet xxxx


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on June 15, 2011 03:05:49 PM
Sorry to hear that lilibet!

:(  *HUGZ*


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: sarabunny on June 15, 2011 04:46:22 PM
Oh lilibet, that's terrible! I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on June 15, 2011 05:59:17 PM
:( Lilibet, I'm sorry to hear that your cat passed. Send Ellie over when your ready - please don't feel rushed to send her to us early. My kiddies have almost 3 months to show Ellie around and we have no plans set in stone as yet :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Foxy Sam on June 15, 2011 06:09:57 PM
Sorry Lilibet, that is terrible...your poor family...sending warm thoughts your way...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: hockamama on June 15, 2011 06:54:28 PM
Lilibet, I'm so sorry. It's so hard when we lose one of our babies; my heart hurts for you.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 15, 2011 08:39:33 PM
Aww, Lilibet, I'm so sorry, I know how painful that can be.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 15, 2011 08:40:35 PM
I got Walter's bio and contract all ready, but I didn't pull the trigger on sending yet because I had a spontaneous shopping trip instead, oops. Tomorrow, most likely!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 15, 2011 08:54:16 PM
I have no ink in my printer (I ran out) and since I'm on medical leave I can't even cheat and use the printer at work. So today I just hand wrote up a contract page, made a new Passport for Alfred and started getting things ready for his trip to the other side of the world. I'll probably ship Monday just because I'd like to get something specific this weekend as a little thank you host gift. (But I can't get it until this weekend.)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: whatthepuck on June 15, 2011 09:01:24 PM
I'm so sorry Lilibet. (((hugs)))


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on June 15, 2011 09:10:29 PM
Lilibet, I'm so sorry for your loss. {{Hugs}}



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: HolaKitty on June 16, 2011 05:29:31 AM
Sorry to hear that lilibit :( I hope you're okay. Hopefully you can get some cuddles from your LV soon


I just sent Tesla on her way to the Czech Republic. The woman at the post office said "that will be £3.16" so I thought great how cheap so I asked how much it would be with tracking expecting it to be maybe 5-8 but it was £42!!!!!!!! Needless to say I took the £3 option... will get the receipt sent when I get home tonight.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 16, 2011 06:14:34 AM
blimey thats a huge price difference  :o


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 16, 2011 06:18:47 AM
It's the same here in Belgium. I have no idea why, but tracking numbers are so expensive. So I'll copy the receipt as well...

Thank you all for your kind words. I didn't mean to hijack the thread, but I just had to tell it. We're all going through the same pain, so talking to you helps me a little. My sis has exams, aos it's extra hard for her, considering Tina was 14, and my sis 19. They grew up together... I'm currently making a small picture book (I see it as a training for a possible LV booklet) about Tina... We'll miss her so so much.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Anofeles on June 16, 2011 06:22:07 AM
What? O.o That doesn't make sense, does it? Such a difference..
Anyway, I'm happy Tesla's on her way :) I hope she has a comfortable journey!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 16, 2011 07:32:51 AM
I had planned on getting Cookie out today, but our printer has run out of ink so I couldnt print the contract,  my other half is printing it at work for me so Cookie will be on his way in the morning


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: gavagai on June 16, 2011 09:46:38 AM
Lilibet, I am so sorry for your loss.

Pippi will be on her way this weekend. It's CRAZY at work right now (trying to get everything done before our summer vacation), so I have no time during the week.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Anofeles on June 16, 2011 09:53:43 AM
Escherichia is ready and I'm gonna mail her tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 16, 2011 10:55:43 AM
Well hubby printed the contract....then forgot to bring it home  ::)  I shall do a hand written one tonight so Cookie can still be on his way in the morning, the extra day has given me chance to add a few extra treats into the package though  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on June 16, 2011 12:41:58 PM
Bogart left today!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: HolaKitty on June 16, 2011 01:00:21 PM
Escherichia is ready and I'm gonna mail her tomorrow :)

Yay! If she gets here by Wednesday, my friend's boyfriend has offered to take her somehwere very special with him! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Anofeles on June 16, 2011 01:25:36 PM
Whoa, where, where? Sounds great! I'm sure she will make it, it usually takes 2-3 days when I'm mailing within Europe  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: LovelyMiss on June 16, 2011 01:36:35 PM
I'm sorry, Lilibet, for your loss, that is so tough.  :/

We are excited for Pippi to arrive, and Roman should be headed out to Sweden tomorrow.  We already have some great plans brewing...I can't wait!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 16, 2011 01:53:47 PM
Walter is on his way!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: AlishaMisha on June 16, 2011 02:03:21 PM
Aw Lilibet, you poor dear   :-[  I'm so sorry. May you find peace soon.

As for Winnie, I am not sure when she is going to VA. I am on day 3 of the flu and hopefully I won't have anymore days. Winnie is all safe and flu free though. If I am still sick I will make sure that someone in my house gets her out on Monday. I would just rather do it myself. I can't wait to hug my home boy Icebox again!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: skittlebub on June 16, 2011 02:49:50 PM
Orson left yesterday & should be there today, I sent him express post.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: abuckshort on June 17, 2011 05:37:59 AM
I have had a horridly busy week so I'm sorry for being so late introducing Hatty (the hedgehog, in case you can't tell  ::) ). She wasn't pleased at all, she's been dying to meet everybody and make her big debut! Here she is:


And for size reference, in the palm of my hand  :D :



She is super excited to be making her BIG trip to Arizona to stay with ckchan!!!!! And we are equally excited to be hosting the adorable Millie  :D
Hatty will be leaving on Monday, as she has some last minute tasks to take care of and she needs to spend some quality time with her brother Hubert before she heads off!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Anofeles on June 17, 2011 06:45:42 AM
Escherichia is on her way to England! I packed her only to a bubble envelope so I hope she comes alright  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 17, 2011 10:19:21 AM
Cookie is on his way  ;D Posted him this morning, I will send pm's to confirm this evening


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Willowe on June 17, 2011 12:50:36 PM
So sorry for being late about posting pics of Spec the Jellyfish, but I'm graduating tonight and have been so busy the past few days that I haven't had time to get anything done. :P I'll get pics of him up tomorrow, I promise!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Foxy Sam on June 17, 2011 02:17:16 PM
Sent Trevor off yesterday after work, so he is now beginning his long journey round the globe...hope you recieve him soon ptarmic wumpus, he was sent first class, snuggled in his cosy bedding and with his hot water bottle cause it's very cold here...but I suppose it's warm where you are...hehehe...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 17, 2011 04:16:57 PM
Well, it's turned out to be a heck of a week. In addition to my on-going medical struggles, Love's dad went into the ER a few days ago, had most of his gallbladder removed, went into septic shock and wound up in the CCU. (Basically intensive care cardiac ward.) He's finally doing a little better - still critical but there are finally some improvements - so I'm not going to be able to get the exact hostess gift I had planned this weekend. I will be looking for something else little instead and I'll still get Alfred mail on Monday. (Has to be Monday since international packages can only be sent during business hours.)

When it rains around here, it doesn't just pour, it floods the entire damned village I swear!  :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on June 17, 2011 05:12:25 PM
Wow Phoenix, I hope things get better for you soon!  I'll be thinking of you and your family.

I had a little unplanned shopping tonight and thought of the perfect hostess gift to send with Milford, eee!  He'll be in the mail tomorrow along with some goodies.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on June 17, 2011 05:28:53 PM
Tawd is on his way!!! I'm sure he'll have tons of fun.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: blackabbey on June 17, 2011 06:16:19 PM
Orson has been received safe and sound, and Miss Terry is set for delivery on monday.



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: LovelyMiss on June 17, 2011 08:25:06 PM
Roman started his journey to Sweden this morning!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on June 17, 2011 11:05:53 PM
Bubbles has been sent, but where she will end up is a mystery at the moment....

My parcel was clearly addressed to Belgium, but the post office's mistake wasn't noticed until I got home, went to scan my receipt and noticed I'd been charged for sending a parcel by Air to USA/Canada. By the time I'd noticed the post office was closed.

I'm hoping that even though the post office clerk may have charged me for a USA/Canada parcel that Bubbles is going to get to Belgium.

My husband isn't sure - he thinks I should start working on another Jellyfish "Just in case".


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 17, 2011 11:21:45 PM
Bubbles has been sent, but where she will end up is a mystery at the moment....

My parcel was clearly addressed to Belgium, but the post office's mistake wasn't noticed until I got home, went to scan my receipt and noticed I'd been charged for sending a parcel by Air to USA/Canada. By the time I'd noticed the post office was closed.

I'm hoping that even though the post office clerk may have charged me for a USA/Canada parcel that Bubbles is going to get to Belgium.

My husband isn't sure - he thinks I should start working on another Jellyfish "Just in case".

Oh no!! I hope that Bubbles doesn't get lost! At least she knows people in the US since she has been there before.  ;)

fingers crossed all is okay!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on June 17, 2011 11:22:06 PM
If it makes you feel any better. The last LV round I sent mine to England and I looked at the receipt when I got home and it said Germany. It made it to England just fine because it was addressed correctly.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on June 18, 2011 12:54:32 AM
Thanks guys, fingers crossed... I'll PM my receipt off later tonight.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: HolaKitty on June 18, 2011 01:41:52 AM
I think worse case scenario, they might deliver her with an invoice to your parter asking for the balance of any additional postage to be paid upon receipt. We get stuff like that at work all the time. However, since it was their mistake, and it is obvious since Belgium is written on the envelope, they should just deliver it as normal. Fingers crossed!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 18, 2011 02:05:19 AM
Yikes, I have to pay for their mistake? It's a strange world... Anyway, as long as Bubbles gets here safely, I'm willing to do a lot. I know there are Belgian place names in America, but Belgium is still situated in Europe ;).

Thank you all for the kind words, it means a lot to me. And Phoenix, a big hug for you. I cannot imagine what you're going through right now, but I feel your pain.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Anofeles on June 18, 2011 02:16:13 AM
Lol, that reminds me one woman who won a few millions in some lottery and she was sent an invitation where and when she has to be to take the money.. but the Czech post lost the letter and it was found after five years while the woman had no idea she won something. When the letter finally came (after 5 years!) the money was expired for a loong time. And how did the post office compensate it? They gave the woman free stamps as a gift :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on June 18, 2011 04:06:13 AM
There is a price difference between sending to the US and to Belgium of $1.90 AUD ($1.40 euro ) If they do charge you the extra, lilibet, I will repay you. I'll just be relieved when Bubbles turns up.

@Anofeles - WOW, I hope she got a lot of stamps. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 18, 2011 06:08:31 AM
No way, Nat. I will happily pay all costs, I don't mind. And just like you I'll be very relieved when the little girl shows up. What a bummer.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: zigg13pra on June 18, 2011 06:32:59 AM
Today Mal and I are going to get that 'special' gift to send along for his hosts so that he is ready to go out on Monday.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Willowe on June 18, 2011 08:33:23 AM
Okay, again sorry for the delay, but here's a picture of Spectrum (AKA Spec):



Tentacles EVERYWHERE :o ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 18, 2011 11:44:11 AM
Nat, to make up for the delay, I already bought an extra gift to send along with Ellie. It'll be just an idea of how I will spoil your family ;). I'm going to prep everything tomorrow, and send Ellie out this Monday.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lucinda879 on June 18, 2011 03:35:36 PM
Just sent Agatha (in blue) off to koalascout =)




Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 18, 2011 05:04:41 PM
It looks like Millie has a long lost relative!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 18, 2011 08:59:42 PM
Wow Phoenix, I hope things get better for you soon!  I'll be thinking of you and your family.

I had a little unplanned shopping tonight and thought of the perfect hostess gift to send with Milford, eee!  He'll be in the mail tomorrow along with some goodies.

OOh I cannot wait to meet Milford! I have so much planned for us!  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: blackabbey on June 19, 2011 04:39:48 AM
He he he this is so much fun! I keep thinking of new places to take Orson...

Dungeons and dragons tomorrow night, karaoke tuesday night, drinks friday night, game arcade saturday...we have a full week ahead of us. So glad he got here in time for my birthday celebrations!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 19, 2011 05:02:29 AM
Orson sounds like he's going to have an awesome vacation!

I can't wait until Alfred arrives. It will be perfect timing as this week is my last week of school and then i'm on break until the end of July!

We'll be dressing up for the Deathly Hallows midnight premiere so Alfred had better start thinking up costume ideas! I'm going as Hermoine but i'm not sure that he would suit the red hair of Ron...  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 19, 2011 05:34:58 AM
I sooo wanted to make it into London for the Deathly Hallows premier and we spent a whole evening last week looking into if we could make it, but in the end it was too much to organise and would be pretty expensive, Im kinda bummed we will miss it though


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: skittlebub on June 19, 2011 05:46:26 AM
Blackabbey - Miss Terry will be here in time for my birthday stuff too. Long story short our car broke down so we didn't go out yesterday so we're going Thursday instead


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: AlishaMisha on June 19, 2011 06:13:34 AM
It's looking like I am going to have to have someone send out Winnie for me tomorrow. The "flu" I said I had (on day 3) is apparently not a flu and is quite a monster. Went to the ER at 4am yesterday and now, with no relief I have to go to the doc this afternoon. I am on day 6 of this bugger and things aren't looking up yet. So, Winnie will be going out, but I have been too ill to send anything along with her.

Hope that everyone's LVs make it to their host parents safely. I know I would have a hard time if Winnie got lost, but she has been to Virginia twice already so I am sure she knows her way  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: blackabbey on June 19, 2011 06:49:51 AM
Blackabbey - Miss Terry will be here in time for my birthday stuff too. Long story short our car broke down so we didn't go out yesterday so we're going Thursday instead

Woot! Happy (belated) birthday!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 19, 2011 08:59:17 AM
Alisha I hope you feel better soon, sounds horrid x


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: missiejean on June 19, 2011 12:49:55 PM
WOOHOO!! I should be receiving Tawd tomorrow =]

And I will be sending Pamela out tomorrow. Maybe they will get a chance to meet  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on June 19, 2011 02:00:59 PM
Alisha feel better soon!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: skittlebub on June 19, 2011 10:47:37 PM
Hope you feel better soon Alisha.

Miss Terry has arrived. So is helping me sew at the moment so I will post some pictures later on today.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 19, 2011 11:47:56 PM
Im glad LV's are arriving safely, hopefully Hayley will be with us in a few days


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 20, 2011 12:52:03 AM
Great weekend... Mum said on Friday that she'd love to make some cherry jam again. And dad had ordered some gherkins to make our own sweet/sour ones. That all arrived on Saturday... Our kitchen looked like a battlefield (ever deseeded 5kg of cherries? It looks like blood!), and then mum decided to make a gooseberry clafoutis. All in all, great fun, but time consuming.

Ellie is going out today, as was requested. Hopefully dad can drive me, because the weather has taken a turn for the worse. It looks like autumn, instead of the first day of summer...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 20, 2011 01:02:38 AM
Sendouts are today!! Please PM your organizer when you send AND receive!! Thanks!  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: hockamama on June 20, 2011 05:20:53 AM
Tuesday Grace will be headed out today, finally!  My cousin is here for a visit, and it's thrown off my whole week.  I usually send soon after partners are given, out of excitement.  I have to admit, though, that Tuesday Grace has shown the utmost patience.  She's been hanging out in her envelope, by the door, waiting on me.  She'll pop her head out once in awhile and sigh, but she won't leave her nesting place.  I think if I didn't get her out today, I'd be facing the wrath of an angry little piggie!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: AlishaMisha on June 20, 2011 07:47:20 AM
Thank You guys  :-* This illness has been kicking my butt, but hopefully I get better fast so Icebox can start to have some fun.

I will be having Winnie sent out today by someone as promised.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on June 20, 2011 08:36:16 AM
It looks like Millie has a long lost relative!  :D

Hehe!  Millie does have a relative in this swap! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lucinda879 on June 20, 2011 08:39:21 AM
Tracking says Agatha should be arriving at her summer vacation home today!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: missiejean on June 20, 2011 08:40:04 AM
Ugh... I'm hoping I can get my toosh to the post office today =[
Unfortunate last minute road trip happened last night... Had a work emergency almost two hours away and I'm still not back at home yet =[


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on June 20, 2011 09:21:50 AM
Milford made it on the bus today!  He's taking the old USPS to his summer destination in Minnesota!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on June 20, 2011 09:25:30 AM
Argh!  I wanted to get Pins on his way by Friday, and that just didn't happen.  This weekend was busy busy, but he's going out on time this afternoon. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 20, 2011 09:38:49 AM
Ellie is on her way! Going to send proof to Nat and Ckchan tonight, after we've done the ghurkins. Nat, I realised, at the postal office that I didn't remember your full name, and I just wrote Nathalie. I hope that's okay, and it still arrives quickly! Great service btw, the lady was going to send the parcel to Belgium, and made me pay for 6 stamps on the envelope while they are now completely useless... *sigh*


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 20, 2011 01:44:26 PM
So I packed Alfred up last night and today got ready and ran over to the post office. Imagine my surprise when there were barricades everywhere with signs that the post office was closed, TV news vans across the street and a giant dumpster right in front of the doors.

What the heck was going on?

Turns out, it was an 89 year old woman who drove through the building (http://www2.tbo.com/news/news/2011/jun/20/4/woman-blacks-out-drives-into-post-office-in-oldsma-ar-238650/) this afternoon that had caused it to be closed.  :o

Quote
A 2002 green Subaru Outback drove into the building, located at 3905 Tampa Road, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. The car narrowly missed 17 workers, caused about $250,000 in damage and sent the driver to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, deputies say.

The crash happened just after noon, according to deputies.

Phyllis Slaunwhite, 89, of 141 Caryl Way, Oldsmar, told deputies she was parking her Subaru in a space in front of the doors when she blacked out.

She told deputies she does not remember anything after that.

According to deputies:

Slaunwhite apparently stepped on the vehicle's accelerator and the car jumped the curb. She then drove through the front doors, through an automatic postage machine, through an interior wall separating the backroom from the public lobby, through the backroom area where 17 employees were working, and then stopped when she struck the back wall of the building.

No one was injured.

Um, yeah. Welcome to Florida. And hey! I use that automated postal machine all the time! Grr. >:(

Thankfully, I know of another post office. It's much further away but still close enough to get Alfred out today on time.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 20, 2011 02:26:33 PM
Jay arrived safe and sound today. Sadly I already have my camera packed and loaded into my folks car for our trip tomorrow, but I'll put up pictures when we return on friday :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: gavagai on June 20, 2011 02:42:01 PM
Pippi is on her way to America!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: whatthepuck on June 20, 2011 02:50:40 PM
Ovechtrick left this afternoon.



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: zigg13pra on June 20, 2011 03:04:48 PM
Mal is on his way too!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: abuckshort on June 20, 2011 08:43:53 PM
Is that another hedgehog I see??  :D

Hatty left for her big adventure this morning! Here she is being lectured by saying goodbye to her big brother Hubert:




And all packed up ready to go!:




Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 21, 2011 01:39:17 AM
Too cute!

Can I sort of brag for a moment. I'm always a late sender, because I have troubles judging how long something is going to take, but I am so proud of myself that Ellie is on her way, on the exact date! Yay for me!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 21, 2011 03:42:58 AM
Too cute!

Can I sort of brag for a moment. I'm always a late sender, because I have troubles judging how long something is going to take, but I am so proud of myself that Ellie is on her way, on the exact date! Yay for me!

You are awesome!!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on June 21, 2011 10:21:14 AM
I got Pins off in the mail yesterday afternoon and then had an eye appointment that was supposed to take two hours and then we'd be home to make dinner...ended up we didn't get home until after 10!  So my blood sugar was all funky and all I could think was, "Must.  PM.  DC#." and I think I sent it off without a subject line (I usually save things in my outbox but I forgot) and then for some reason I freaked out about that intermittently all night.  ::) 

I just thought that was funny- weird things my brain does to me sometimes! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: gavagai on June 21, 2011 02:45:35 PM
Roman arrived! after less than four days in the mail from the U.S. to Sweden. That is really quick. Mika already loves him. She calls him Romban though. I hope he doesn't mind. I think it's because they are learning about shapes in preschool and she likes rhombuses.  ;D

She also loved the coloring book and sticker book (thank you!) and got to work immediately, even though it was really bed time already.



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lucinda879 on June 21, 2011 04:21:51 PM
I'm going to a big super secret event this weekend, so I'm hoping to get my LV in the mail before Friday - cutting it close, though!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 21, 2011 05:10:07 PM
I'm so glad Walter arrived safely in NC!

I hope Milford gets here by Sunday so he can come to the Twin Cities Pride Parade with me-- it would be an exciting introduction to the Twin Cities, and make for lots of fun photo ops!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Foxy Sam on June 21, 2011 10:16:13 PM
Two super cute hedgehogs...I love hedghogs they are just so cute...

I keep stalking the mail box in hopes of a buzzing package...lol that sounds wierd but I image Rupert would be buzzing inside his box...hopefully not when customs is listening or they may be afraid...hehehe...will continue to leap to the post box each time i get home...fingers crossed for tomorrow, then he can join me for our scrapbooking night on friday...fingers crossed!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: skittlebub on June 22, 2011 01:34:14 AM
I made a facebook page for Miss Terry
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002534365470


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 22, 2011 02:07:14 AM
I told the kids at school today about Gus and the LV swap because I took Gus's suitcase to math class so we could measure volume and capacity. They immediately needed to know who Gus was and the lesson got extremely off topic!  :D

So I shall be taking some of Gus's photo albums to school tomorrow.  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on June 22, 2011 06:47:01 AM
I love when kids get so interested in something quick.

My boys have no idea we are doing this swap, though my husband who's usually all " well ok, have fun, but try not to buy more supplies" about swaps, is excited. 
I'm hoping Penelope gets in today as expected since it's our local park night. ^_^


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: LovelyMiss on June 22, 2011 06:55:55 AM
Roman arrived! after less than four days in the mail from the U.S. to Sweden. That is really quick. Mika already loves him. She calls him Romban though. I hope he doesn't mind. I think it's because they are learning about shapes in preschool and she likes rhombuses.  ;D

She also loved the coloring book and sticker book (thank you!) and got to work immediately, even though it was really bed time already.


Yay!  How cute!  I'm on the look out for Pippi.  I hope she gets here as fast as Roman got to Sweden!  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on June 22, 2011 07:11:21 AM
Jay and I are having a blast in omaha! We're getting ready to go to the zoo new :-)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: heath_face on June 22, 2011 07:43:46 AM
Winnie should be here soon! Can't wait :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: AlishaMisha on June 22, 2011 10:33:30 AM
Icebox is here!  ;D

The DC# says he got here at 10am which is weird because our mail usual comes around 1:30pm or so. After thinking for a while I realized that today is Windjammer Days and they probably wanted to get the mail out early to attend.

Icebox went to the Windjammers last year. We went to the parade, craft fair, had lobsters on the wharf while listening to a band and then watched fireworks. Though he is here on time for some of it, I am not sure I can attend because of this darn illness(day 9 so far), buuuuut I may just push my way through it and pay for it later...it is only once a year. We will see. Luckily he has already attended so it won't be a huge loss to not go.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on June 22, 2011 01:38:06 PM
I hate waiting!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 22, 2011 04:11:04 PM
I hate waiting!!
Me too!! I'm jealous of people who already have their LV's! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: kwality570 on June 23, 2011 05:44:38 AM
I took Bogart to "The Moth" last night.  I'll post pictures tonight when I get home from work.  It was amazing because we almost made it on tv!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 23, 2011 06:02:02 AM
Im on postman stalking duties  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on June 23, 2011 09:42:29 AM
I took Bogart to "The Moth" last night.  I'll post pictures tonight when I get home from work.  It was amazing because we almost made it on tv!

Sweet ^_^

*goes back to watching for the postal truck like a hawk.* Must not tackle mail man....must not tackle mail man.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 23, 2011 11:40:56 AM
Yay! Milford the Ninja bunny is in Minneapolis!
I got home exhausted at 2 last night, ready to just go straight to bed, but then found out my LV had made it while I was out, and was instantly awake!
He was so sweet to bring along some great goodies for me-- a matching Hilary-sized ninja-mask, a lovely bracelet (with turquoise beads-- my favorite color), and precious dinosaur pencil toppers! Thanks so much, RhymeswOrange, for the extra little surprises, made my day!!

Going to run some boring errands today, but maybe if Milford comes along we can make it into a little mini tour of the area!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on June 23, 2011 01:14:59 PM
So glad Milford made it okay!  I hope you guys have fun together at the Pride Parade this weekend!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on June 23, 2011 02:47:04 PM
Yay! Penelope arrived today ^_^ She got here just in time to see my fresh clean desk. *wipes brow* that could have been embarrassing! lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: sarabunny on June 23, 2011 04:52:42 PM
I just got back from a four day over night camp with 19 hyperactive teenagers. No Cookie yet! I hope he gets here soon - I'm getting jealous of all of you who got your LV already :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 24, 2011 01:55:29 AM
We expect a package today, hard shoes for a friend. Maybe Bubbles will arrive too! I'm feeling jealous as well. My camera fingers are itching to make some great shots!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 24, 2011 02:25:24 AM
Milford tagged along to the Farmer's Market and library with me today, and tonight we went to see Mac Lethal at the Fine Line Cafe! Turns out bunnys like hiphop! (because they can hop to it hehe)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on June 24, 2011 03:17:17 PM
Oh my goodness, I just tracked Pamela's flight and looks like she's on her way today instead of tomorrow!!!! Ah, the work day can't end soon enough :) I might just have to bring her the the girl scout meeting tonight.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on June 24, 2011 05:00:51 PM
Milford tagged along to the Farmer's Market and library with me today, and tonight we went to see Mac Lethal at the Fine Line Cafe! Turns out bunnys like hiphop! (because they can hop to it hehe)

I didn't know he could dance...hhmm...what other secrets has he been keeping?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 25, 2011 06:18:16 AM
Checking in....not expecting Trevor to arrive for a little while yet, but I'm working on a list of places to take him after he gets here.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 25, 2011 08:21:40 AM
Same here. Waiting on Gus from the bottom of the world. ;) I put in my address and beckashell's into Google maps and it said something like 16,000 miles. The route it took was so funny, it went through Japan and all sorts of stuff. Plus, at one point, it said, "kayak across the Pacific ocean." ;D

Anyway, it's a long trip so I'm just anxiously patiently waiting.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Foxy Sam on June 25, 2011 02:47:16 PM
Same here. Waiting on Gus from the bottom of the world. ;) I put in my address and beckashell's into Google maps and it said something like 16,000 miles. The route it took was so funny, it went through Japan and all sorts of stuff. Plus, at one point, it said, "kayak across the Pacific ocean." ;D

Anyway, it's a long trip so I'm just anxiously patiently waiting.
Checking in....not expecting Trevor to arrive for a little while yet, but I'm working on a list of places to take him after he gets here.

Me too for Rupert...though I am thinking I am waiting less patiently more on the edge of my seat, jumping up to check the mail box every time we go out sort of thing though... ;D  I like the kayak across the Pacific ocean...that wouldn't take long eh...lol...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: missiejean on June 25, 2011 06:52:31 PM
Oh my goodness, I just tracked Pamela's flight and looks like she's on her way today instead of tomorrow!!!! Ah, the work day can't end soon enough :) I might just have to bring her the the girl scout meeting tonight.
I'm so glad you received her  ;D
Hope you guys have a great time!! Tawd is going to snuggle with me and watch some shows on the computer. Headache for me tonight  :(
Going to my in-laws and my parents house tomorrow!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: glitter_is_good on June 25, 2011 07:34:45 PM
im still here!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 25, 2011 08:23:46 PM
Oops, since Rhymesworange forgot a contract, I forgot to print out out to sign and send to her! Monday, will do.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on June 25, 2011 08:48:36 PM
Same here. Waiting on Gus from the bottom of the world. ;) I put in my address and beckashell's into Google maps and it said something like 16,000 miles. The route it took was so funny, it went through Japan and all sorts of stuff. Plus, at one point, it said, "kayak across the Pacific ocean." ;D

Anyway, it's a long trip so I'm just anxiously patiently waiting.

No wonder international mail takes so long! If only they put a sign at the Post Office saying they had to kayak it all across the Pacific Ocean we'd be MUCH more understanding about lost packages and delays!!!  :D :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: blackabbey on June 25, 2011 11:25:25 PM
So I was going through my handbag today, cleaning it out, and imagine my shock when I found an envelope in there! It seems Orson's contract never left my side *gasps*. I promise it will be in the post at the start of the week :)



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on June 26, 2011 07:34:49 PM
Checking in, I have my fingers crossed that Bubbles will arrive this week. I'm also hopeful that Ellie will get here this week too.
The kiddies have made some pretty ambitious plans for little Ellie - I dare say poor Ellie will need a long rest after all the travelling, tours, bush walks, "bear hunts", beach trips and I can't forget the Chocolate factory (my daughter simple won't let us forget, I think its the first on her list, lol) we offered to take her this weekend just gone, but apparently we can't go anywhere exciting or fun until Ellie gets here "That's just rude, mum"


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lucinda879 on June 26, 2011 07:37:15 PM
Sorry Mel missed an epic laser tag session this weekend! I might just have to go back...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: koalascout on June 26, 2011 08:00:33 PM
oh well, there is bound to be more fun. sorry i haven't posted pics yet. having a bit of trouble with lighting the weather has been very storm over here so we have been chilling out at home for the moment


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: AlishaMisha on June 26, 2011 08:53:34 PM
Poor Icebox hasn't had any real fun since he has been here because of me being sick but I believe I have started to come out of it. Hopefully tomorrow night he will feel up to attending my Sit-n-Knit group with me, if not no worries because we meet every week. Other than that I am not sure what is coming up. I have been too sick lately that I didn't dare to plan anything until I knew I was well enough to do things


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 26, 2011 10:03:23 PM
Oopsies. I left for the Pride Parade so early in the morning to get a good spot that Milford slept in and didn't make it!  :-\
But I promised him we'll have a fun week, besides tagging along to work I'll show him around Excelsior by the lake.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 26, 2011 11:58:41 PM
We had a great day yesterday, Hayley came with me and my mum and dad to car boot sales, then in the afternoon we went to the cinema so see Senna then out for lunch, photos coming soon  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 27, 2011 01:40:43 AM
Checking in, I have my fingers crossed that Bubbles will arrive this week. I'm also hopeful that Ellie will get here this week too.
The kiddies have made some pretty ambitious plans for little Ellie - I dare say poor Ellie will need a long rest after all the travelling, tours, bush walks, "bear hunts", beach trips and I can't forget the Chocolate factory (my daughter simple won't let us forget, I think its the first on her list, lol) we offered to take her this weekend just gone, but apparently we can't go anywhere exciting or fun until Ellie gets here "That's just rude, mum"

And that's why I love swapping with mums! *giggle* Bubbles still hasn't arrived, otherwise I would have screamed it out in this topic. I'm really getting jealous here, and I feel sulky because I feel like the last one who still hasn't seen their LV. *sulk*sulk* It's a kind of deformation I got from the Internet and talking via MSN for years. When I write a letter for example, a real one, and put it away to finish it later, or to post it, I always get itchy because the person is not yet answering! Aaaah, the joys of the Internet. The same with packages. You order something and *bam*, it should be here.
I'm just crossing my fingers sooooo hard for Bubbles to arrive before Saturday! We have a huge surprise party for my dad, with some Irish dancing, and she should be a part of it as well.

I'm just going to cross more bodyparts. C'mon Bubbles!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Willowe on June 27, 2011 06:42:08 AM
This is me checking in. Pins hasn't had much luck with the weather here, it's been raining for the past few days. :( I'm leaving for vacation for a few days, but I'll bring him along and see what we can find down in PA! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on June 27, 2011 09:24:43 AM
I've been hiding from the world with a horrible headache since Spec got here, but yesterday evening it finally let up and we all spent a couple of hours finding weird and fun places to go! :D  It all started because hubby, Spec, and I were watching a documentary about the explosion of Mt. St. Helens and he was absolutely appalled that I've never been there even though I've always wanted to, so of course we had to Google it (about 2 hours away!  Definitely within day trip distance ;D) and it just snowballed from there.  There are a lot of bizarre museums in Portland, apparently!  We're going to have a busy summer. :D 


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 27, 2011 09:37:45 AM
Lilibet - you're not the only one eagerly waiting! I'm scanning the horizon for the plane that will bring Gus to Florida! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on June 27, 2011 03:05:30 PM
I'm still waiting for Hatty to arrive.  I hope she gets here for July 4th celebrations!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 27, 2011 05:00:20 PM
There was a parcel notice in my mailbox, but I got home after the office closed so I don't know what it is.  I'll try to get home earlier tomorrow and find out!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: abuckshort on June 27, 2011 06:18:11 PM
I'm still waiting for Hatty to arrive.  I hope she gets here for July 4th celebrations!

ditto on Millie. I don't hold a lot of hope on her arriving before I leave for the US...  :'( still waiting on that other package that supposedly left the States on June 8. Apparently Australian customs/post sucks at the moment  :(
Hope Hatty gets there soon though! She wants to join in the celebrations  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: LovelyMiss on June 27, 2011 09:15:26 PM
Pippi arrived this evening!  We got her all unpacked, but we were all a little tired, and she was very jet-lagged, so we got her set up for a nap with the promise that the fun would start tomorrow.  Just wanted to check in though, because I'm so excited to get started with all of our plans!  :)



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: skittlebub on June 27, 2011 10:00:13 PM
We're still here. We took Miss Terry to see the Mini Sprints on Sunday at Sandown  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: blackabbey on June 28, 2011 02:18:49 AM
I'm still waiting for Hatty to arrive.  I hope she gets here for July 4th celebrations!

ditto on Millie. I don't hold a lot of hope on her arriving before I leave for the US...  :'( still waiting on that other package that supposedly left the States on June 8. Apparently Australian customs/post sucks at the moment  :(
Hope Hatty gets there soon though! She wants to join in the celebrations  :D

he he he you say customs sucks at the moment...they have always sucked :(

And don't get me started on Aust Post...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 28, 2011 02:35:36 AM
YAY!!

What a day! My two CDs and Bubbles, in one mailbox! *happy dance*
Yes, Bubbles has arrived safely! I'm going to make pictures later today, because we are drowing in preparations for the party on Saturday. But yay, I am so so happy!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 28, 2011 09:08:31 AM
I think Milford and I are going to try making homemade popsicles today before I work!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: sweety28303 on June 28, 2011 03:39:47 PM
Quincy Helped Me Wash My Car! = ] I'll Post Pics In The Gallery Soon


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: sarabunny on June 28, 2011 04:17:21 PM
Looks like we'll be heading out of town for the 4th of July! We're going to stay in a cabin at Bear Lake (http://www.utah.com/stateparks/bear_lake.htm)! I think Cookie will enjoy some sailing and fireworks :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 28, 2011 11:54:27 PM
oh wow that looks and sounds amazing, Lucky Cookie!  We dont tend to celebrate the 4th July in the UK but I will do a little something special for Hayley so she still gets to celebrate  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on June 29, 2011 06:05:10 AM
Penelope and I are packing for our trip to Piggott for the 4th and to pick up the kiddos!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: zigg13pra on June 29, 2011 09:13:58 PM
I don't think we are doing much around here for the 4th.  Everything is so dry and Texas has over 250,000 acres that have burned this year.  I know they aren't supposed to be selling certain fireworks but all of them are so dangerous right now regardless.  Maybe we can figure out something fun to do!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on June 29, 2011 09:33:19 PM
I don't think we are doing much around here for the 4th.  Everything is so dry and Texas has over 250,000 acres that have burned this year.  I know they aren't supposed to be selling certain fireworks but all of them are so dangerous right now regardless.  Maybe we can figure out something fun to do!

I know what you mean. They just made fireworks legal in Arizona in December. Yet, there's really only 2 towns you can use them in. We have so many fires going on right now and there have been at least 700,000-800,000 acres burned. I mean, one fire started just by a spark from someone's tire blowing out. I will be out of town and having fun in a place that won't burn down while my husband will be at home making sure no one starts our house on fire.

Pamela has stayed indoors all week because it's so freaking hot out there. 114-116 degrees and getting humid.  We will definantly have fun this weekend and then try to head up north to escape the heat. She may come to work with me tomorrow, but I feel bad doing that to her. It's been such a busy and horrible week.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on June 29, 2011 09:45:15 PM
It's been awfully dry here too, we don't know if we'll actually get to see any fireworks, but were crossing our fingers that the rain we just got is enough.

Penelope had a blast tonight, we saw Ghostbusters at Movies in the Park! Pictures hopefully tomorrow. ^-^


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: heath_face on June 30, 2011 07:47:27 AM
Winnie and I have had a slow week since I've been working a lot, but we did have a movie watching and pizza eating party! :) Some fun stuff to come, though!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: kwality570 on June 30, 2011 09:29:18 AM
It's been an awfully slow week for Bogart and I as well.  We're getting ready for some travelling next week though!  He and I are excited. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on June 30, 2011 10:06:00 AM
Not slow here! I am so sorry that I haven't updated so far, or posted any pictures, but we are drowing in work. Father's surprise party is coming up and, yikes, there is still so much to do! Today my sister spent the entire day cutting coffee filters, for, yes, coffee filter roses. Right now we're deciding on music to sing with our ten (or more) cousins :P. Sis is making an Irish dance perfomance as well.

And and and! But Bubbles is in it, and I AM making pictures. But you won't see much of me until Saturday...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on June 30, 2011 10:33:23 AM
Walter and I went out to dinner last night with my friend Elaine.  He also went to work with me this week.  He learned how to use the copy machine and truely enjoyed the java.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on June 30, 2011 10:42:44 AM
I'm still waiting.  :/


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on June 30, 2011 11:21:15 AM
Got a fun weekend coming up, Im travelling down south to my friends house.  She's getting married next year and Im bridesmaid so were dress trying on, then driving into Cambridge for lunch, never been to Cambridge before so should be good, we will be staying over night then driving back home Sunday


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 30, 2011 11:16:10 PM
Lots of work, but Milford and I had a blast making popsicles the other day (and we're still enjoying eating them all!). Unfortunately I work all weekend for the 4th of July, but tomorrow we're going out for bowling and brunch with a friend, which will be fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on July 01, 2011 09:26:01 AM
PLEASE READ, CO-ORG NOTE

If you have received your visiting LV, please pm the organizers.  I have a lot of people in my group that I have not heard from.  I am not checking the gallery constantly thus I don't know if you have received. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: AlishaMisha on July 01, 2011 11:47:57 PM
turns out instead of going camping for the weekend(we were suppose to leave today) we are actually going camping for a week starting on Tuesday  :) Slight change of plans, but it turned out better for the long run (more time, better site, more time to pack...ect).


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on July 02, 2011 02:40:28 AM
So this week has been a testing week. I've had so many frustrations that at times I thought my head was going to explode, lol... But as they say "What comes around goes around" and Friday brought a brand new day.

I woke up to the sound of the post man knocking (our cheeky postie turns up around 6am as we live close to the sorting center) it was Ellie. My day was looking up already :)

I got to sneak back to bed and crossed my fingers hoping the sleep depriving monster ( :o oops I mean my toddler) would sleep for a little while longer, lol... And he did, granted he'd kept me awake until 1am so he was tuckered out too... So Ellie and I got a nice 3hr nap.

After breakfast I got a phone call that the insurance claim (for the surgery I had at the beginning of the year) had come through... Ellie and I did a bit of a dance around the lounge room and then immediately starting thinking about what to do with the money, images of crafted lushness came to mind (my husband has sense squashed those thoughts)

Then to top of the day I got a phone call to tell me I had won a wool pack worth $150. So Ellie and I had a pretty good day when all was said and done.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on July 02, 2011 06:13:49 AM
NatACT sounds like a super great day for you!  Congratulations.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: whatthepuck on July 02, 2011 11:10:55 AM
NatACt, glad your having good day after a rough week.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on July 03, 2011 10:10:56 AM
Ellie brings good luck!

I am so dead... Surprise party is behind us, with all its drama. And drama it was... But, I did score a picture of my mum in her original wedding dress (30th wedding anniversary people) and Bubbles!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on July 03, 2011 09:23:02 PM
Aww sounds like a good day after all ^_^

Penelope is enjoying our small town vacation. We just don't have much internet out here. *chuckles* Promise we didn't disappear! Were just hiding in the capitol of no service.



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Foxy Sam on July 04, 2011 07:00:49 PM
Yay! Rupert has arrived!  Woohoo!  Let the adventures begin!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: hockamama on July 06, 2011 04:32:36 AM
It seems like we've had a busy summer already, and we've barely left the house!  Unfortunately, when we did go to the mountains for a week, Dee wasn't here yet  :(  She would have loved it! 

We've had family visiting 2 different weeks, but nothing really exciting...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on July 06, 2011 06:13:10 AM
Back from Chicago, Pamela had lots of fun. We were so busy I can't even remember what we did (plus I've only been home for 10 hours and I'm already at work). A few pictures will be coming later from our fun times.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: heath_face on July 06, 2011 07:47:17 PM
Winnie is going to help me move at the end of the month! A big move out of my current apartment. She's also going to help me do some apartment hunting in NC, so this will be an interesting trip for her I think!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: AlishaMisha on July 06, 2011 08:09:11 PM
Oh woe heath_face, I didn't know you were moving to NC! Exciting! Winnie will love it!

As of right now Icebox and I are camping but didn't get much done today as there were thunder storms and I am dealing the last bit of symptoms from my new(or now should I say old) migraine medication. They are the type you have to slowly take yourself off, so tomorrow night will be the last dose of that type and hopefully I will feel better for Icebox. Poor him hasn't done a thing since he has been here because of my health, so I am glad we are camping now. It appears to be great weather all week!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Tygermane on July 06, 2011 08:13:20 PM
WOW!!  What a hectic weekend we had!  But we had lots of fun on the farm with the family.  Sparks had fun too.  Now that the family is gone we're just kinda kicking back and relaxing!  I will try to get some more pics up by this weekend! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: heath_face on July 06, 2011 08:18:05 PM
Oh woe heath_face, I didn't know you were moving to NC! Exciting! Winnie will love it!

As of right now Icebox and I are camping but didn't get much done today as there were thunder storms and I am dealing the last bit of symptoms from my new(or now should I say old) migraine medication. They are the type you have to slowly take yourself off, so tomorrow night will be the last dose of that type and hopefully I will feel better for Icebox. Poor him hasn't done a thing since he has been here because of my health, so I am glad we are camping now. It appears to be great weather all week!

Yeah, I am! I'll shoot you the new address when I have it but as of now I'm still at this one. :) I hope you're feeling better soon! I'm sure Icebox has been just fine. Just get better and have fun! Hopefully the weather stays great!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on July 07, 2011 06:44:43 AM
*Whew!* back in from the land of no internet. ^_^ Penelope had a great time and now I've got to get all the pics off my camera so we can post them.


We got to stay an extra half a day and go to our favorite kids museum in Missouri, so there are tons of pics to go through!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on July 07, 2011 09:20:33 AM
Sorry I've been so quiet in here, and no pics yet!  I tend to forget the camera in the car, and then hubby drives to work and I forget to get it back when he gets home... ::)  Oh well, I'll wise up one of these days.  Spec has been having fun hitting up parks and such with us, we'll probably end up messing around downtown somewhere this weekend. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on July 08, 2011 05:04:34 AM
Hi there everyone! Just letting everyone know that Bubbles and I leave for Italy tomorrow. I don't have Internet access over there, so I won't be able to update. I'm very sorry about that... I am going to ask a friend to keep an eye on this thread, and to pass along some messages. If there are any problems, whatsoever, you can always PM me, and she'll let me know.
I'll be back in two weeks, around the 24th, to show you some great Italian pictures, and hopefully some Italian souvenirs as well.

Bah, I'm looking forward to this holiday, but it pains me to leave you all behind.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on July 08, 2011 07:48:12 AM
I'm having a slow week this week... Hatty has mostly been accompanying me to work and just sitting there watching me while I work.  I hope to get some decent pictures this weekend.  It's been raining lots here. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Willowe on July 08, 2011 09:31:44 AM
Just wanted to let everyone know that Pins and I will be up in Maine until next Saturday, so expect a ton of awesome pictures then but nothing in-between (no internet access, sadly).


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on July 08, 2011 10:12:49 AM
Wiiiiiiiiiiiiih!

I think Bubbles has brought me some good luck as well. Just got a phone call from the principal of my old school (I was a pupil there, as well as a substitute teacher last year) and I have been accepted for the next (school) year. As an English-Dutch teacher, in the top two classes.
I'm over the moon!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: koalascout on July 08, 2011 06:58:29 PM
Still here, the humdiity has been unbearable here so we haven't got out much. altough she did sneak into a baseball game with my friend.



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: kwality570 on July 08, 2011 07:06:40 PM
We went to my parents' house this week and we're going to the dog beach at Lake Michigan tomorrow.  Pictures coming soon!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on July 09, 2011 11:16:57 AM
We had a fab afternoon at the Yorkshire sculpture park today, never been before and I found out its only a half hour away from where we live  :D will pop some photos into the gallery when I have them uploaded


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: sarabunny on July 09, 2011 12:01:21 PM
We had a fab afternoon at the Yorkshire sculpture park today, never been before and I found out its only a half hour away from where we live  :D will pop some photos into the gallery when I have them uploaded

That sounds awesome! We're leaving in about 30 minutes to go to the Children's Discovery Museum. We'll be sure to take lots of pictures. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: whatthepuck on July 09, 2011 12:13:53 PM
Sunday I'm taking Mal to the Bicentennial Gardens and having a breakfast picnic. It's a breakfast picnic since Mr. Bean has to be to work by noon.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on July 10, 2011 02:00:16 AM
Wiiiiiiiiiiiiih!

I think Bubbles has brought me some good luck as well. Just got a phone call from the principal of my old school (I was a pupil there, as well as a substitute teacher last year) and I have been accepted for the next (school) year. As an English-Dutch teacher, in the top two classes.
I'm over the moon!

Congratulations. :D

I hope you enjoy your holiday in Italy. Back in 2008 we won a trip to Spain and had planned to go to Italy while we were over... But as luck may have it (and after too many attempts to have another baby) we found out that we were pregnant - due to give birth 16 days before we where to leave for our trip in 2009... Our friends, who we had given the trip to, went over and got engaged and pregnant while in Italy, so Italy holds a special place in my heart.

Ellie has been having a ball with us. It has been a very busy week, we went to the Royal Australian Mint, my uncle returned from the Special Olympics in Athens and brought home 3 medals, a silver and 2 bronzes. We had a dinner party - Mexican themed with some friends and we brought tickets to QUEENSLAND... So very excited about that, we are going to go to Dreamworld and as I've never been on a roller coaster before I am very very excited...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on July 10, 2011 02:07:32 AM
Wiiiiiiiiiiiiih!

I think Bubbles has brought me some good luck as well. Just got a phone call from the principal of my old school (I was a pupil there, as well as a substitute teacher last year) and I have been accepted for the next (school) year. As an English-Dutch teacher, in the top two classes.
I'm over the moon!

It has been a very busy week, we went to the Royal Australian Mint, my uncle returned from the Special Olympics in Athens and brought home 3 medals, a silver and 2 bronzes. We had a dinner party - Mexican themed with some friends and we brought tickets to QUEENSLAND... So very excited about that, we are going to go to Dreamworld and as I've never been on a roller coaster before I am very very excited...


My cousin is over in Athens as well for Special O! What an amazing achievement for your uncle!!
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!!  ...



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: hockamama on July 10, 2011 06:42:27 PM
I'm just checking in, sorry for my delinquence!  I've had 2 different sets of guests in the last 3 weeks, and am trying to restore some semblance of order to my life/casa.  I am transferring pics to my computer as I type, and will upload some tomorrow.  Poor Dee, she's been through such a whirlwind of people, I keep reassuring her that things will calm down here soon, I just hope I'm not lying to her  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on July 10, 2011 10:27:41 PM
Milford has been chilling around the house while I work, but we baked banana bread with caramel glaze the other night-- delish! On a day my brother is free, he'll come with us to experience the Mall of America, and this week I plan on taking him with me to the midnight showing of the last Harry Potter movie!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on July 11, 2011 06:24:21 AM
Just checking in! Poor Jay is bored out of his mind! We were planning on taking him to the lake this weekend, but it was rainy :(. This weekend however is the fair, and then on the 27th we get to go see Grand Funk Railroad, which I'm super psyched for, and then on the 30th some people my husband used to jam with have a show, aswell.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on July 11, 2011 06:31:43 AM
Penelope went with me to my reunion lunch, but somehow I never got a picture....

We did watch the launch of the shuttle though.


Gonna have to think on something magical for the weekly theme!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: sarabunny on July 11, 2011 07:52:46 AM
Cookie and I went to an outdoor concert last night, but it ended up pouring! Poor Cookie had to stay in the car :(

We did go to an awesome dog park earlier in the day. I'll post pictures later today!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on July 11, 2011 01:36:18 PM
Question for the group for anyone living or vacationing in WI or IL. Did anyone go to Bristol Ren Faire yesterday? Just wondering because my dad said he saw someone there taking pictures of their "friend" like I'm doing :). Just thought it would be extremely funny if it was someone from this group :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on July 11, 2011 11:42:29 PM
Question for the group for anyone living or vacationing in WI or IL. Did anyone go to Bristol Ren Faire yesterday? Just wondering because my dad said he saw someone there taking pictures of their "friend" like I'm doing :). Just thought it would be extremely funny if it was someone from this group :)

That would be awesome! Didn't someone say the other day they were in Wisconsin?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: heath_face on July 12, 2011 06:48:03 AM
Winnie is gonna start helping me pack up soon! We are going to spend some time at the pool this week, though.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: AlishaMisha on July 12, 2011 09:54:51 AM
Icebox and I are still camping. The weather is beyond hot and humid the past couple of days so today is going to be a day of soaking up the air conditioning  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on July 12, 2011 10:26:33 AM
Just came home from the midnight screening of the Deathly Hallows! Our costumes were a huge success!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on July 12, 2011 10:33:19 AM
Just came home from the midnight screening of the Deathly Hallows! Our costumes were a huge success!
Did you guys get it early? I thought it came out here (in the US) on Friday.

Oh and glad you had fun! We're going to try to see it this weekend. Wanted to do the reserved seating theater but it's only in 3D at that location. Boo. 3D makes me urpy. No thank you. :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on July 12, 2011 10:37:58 AM
Just came home from the midnight screening of the Deathly Hallows! Our costumes were a huge success!
Did you guys get it early? I thought it came out here (in the US) on Friday.

Oh and glad you had fun! We're going to try to see it this weekend. Wanted to do the reserved seating theater but it's only in 3D at that location. Boo. 3D makes me urpy. No thank you. :-\

I thought it was released at the same time all around the world and that's why I was forced to see it at midnight... maybe not, huh.
We saw it in 2D as well - my eyes don't seem to notice anything different with 3D, plus the glasses slide off my nose. It's too small to hold 2 pairs at once!  :D

I am jealous of the glasses though! Ours our shaped like Harry's. Is that the same over there too?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on July 13, 2011 07:39:16 AM
Now I might just have to coax hubby to go see it...I want some 3d HP glasses. lol

Penelope and I have been hiding from the heat. It's been around 100 here every day. We are supposed to get some rain to cool us down today so I'm hoping! If it's not too hot, it's Movies in the Park night again, tonight Dirty Dancing. ^_^


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on July 13, 2011 07:56:45 AM
I am jealous of the glasses though! Ours our shaped like Harry's. Is that the same over there too?
Oh, I have no idea! Didn't know they did that. Though it's funny. ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on July 15, 2011 01:37:24 PM
checking in, had a pretty quiet week but will hopefully do something interesting this weekend


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Willowe on July 15, 2011 06:31:30 PM
Checking in. I have quite a few pictures of Pins from my vacation, and I'll post some of them tomorrow when I get home. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on July 15, 2011 07:55:59 PM
Checking in...no uploaded pictures of Spec's adventures here yet, since we don't have internet at home at the moment and I'm just grabbing wifi. :(  (That's also why I've been so quiet)  Hopefully I'll get this internet thing worked out soon!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on July 16, 2011 06:29:50 AM
Kind of a quiet week here for Walter...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on July 16, 2011 10:36:00 AM
Been a quiet week here too, not much going on. Hoping to get to do some more next week since the boys are home again. ^=^


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on July 16, 2011 07:01:03 PM
Okay, I just got back from my something magical, but they don't allow photography, so I couldn't get a picture :( But if any of you gets the chance to see the traveling exibit of Body Works Vital, DO IT!!! It was absolutely amazing! Here's a link to what it is: http://www.bodyworlds.com/en.html


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on July 16, 2011 08:23:38 PM
Milford had a blast at the Harry Potter midnight premiere-- he looked adorable in his Harry Potter glasses I made him in all the pictures we took standing in the looooong line! He also had his first Mall of America experience yesterday, and got some funny pictures!
This Thursday I'm taking him with me to see Sia at the popular Minneapolis rock venue First Avenue. We'll have to snap a few shots by their famous wall of stars! Maybe he'll even meet Sia?  :) we'd BOTH love that. Working a double tomorrow, so I'll set him up at home with the wii and some books.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on July 16, 2011 08:36:08 PM
Okay, I just got back from my something magical, but they don't allow photography, so I couldn't get a picture :( But if any of you gets the chance to see the traveling exibit of Body Works Vital, DO IT!!! It was absolutely amazing! Here's a link to what it is: http://www.bodyworlds.com/en.html


Body worlds was here a couple of months ago and I totally wanted to go, but couldn't believe how much they were charging in Phoenix on top of the museum price. I still kind of wish we went anyways, we don't go out often so it's not like we spend that much money other places. I can't believe you can't take pics, totally sucky.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: skittlebub on July 16, 2011 11:49:51 PM
We checking in, we've had a quiet week so no pics. We went out today with the intention of taking some pics but had an incident with the bubby being sick while we were out so we came home again.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: missiejean on July 17, 2011 07:36:57 AM
Question for the group for anyone living or vacationing in WI or IL. Did anyone go to Bristol Ren Faire yesterday? Just wondering because my dad said he saw someone there taking pictures of their "friend" like I'm doing :). Just thought it would be extremely funny if it was someone from this group :)
Haha that would have been fun if it were me, but it wasn't. Bristol Ren faire is so much fun though!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on July 17, 2011 08:50:29 AM
Question for the group for anyone living or vacationing in WI or IL. Did anyone go to Bristol Ren Faire yesterday? Just wondering because my dad said he saw someone there taking pictures of their "friend" like I'm doing :). Just thought it would be extremely funny if it was someone from this group :)
Haha that would have been fun if it were me, but it wasn't. Bristol Ren faire is so much fun though!
haha, that's exactly what I was thinking but then my dad said he thinks it was a pink bunny of some sort. Definantly not Tawd :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: sarabunny on July 17, 2011 08:57:31 AM
I'm checking in. Other than Harry Potter, I haven't really done anything interesting. We tried to take Cookie hiking yesterday, but the trail was closed due to high water levels. I have a couple of pictures to post from last weekend though, so I'll try to do that today.

I will probably be quiet until August. I'm in crunch time for my costuming convention and I'm sewing like a fiend to try to get my costumes done! I haven't really been going anywhere other than the fabric store. ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: gavagai on July 17, 2011 02:10:02 PM
I haven't posted in the gallery thread for a while now, but will soon. I am not sure about what pictures to post though, thinking I may want to save some good ones for the scrap book. On the other hand, maybe the good ones deserve to be shown to everyone. Hmmm...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on July 17, 2011 08:45:17 PM
I haven't posted in the gallery thread for a while now, but will soon. I am not sure about what pictures to post though, thinking I may want to save some good ones for the scrap book. On the other hand, maybe the good ones deserve to be shown to everyone. Hmmm...

Share them, share them!!!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: koalascout on July 17, 2011 09:51:09 PM
still here, there is a scout meeting later today and must prepare for my son to have a friend over tuesday we will be seeing harry potter


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on July 18, 2011 04:10:57 AM
Okay, I just got back from my something magical, but they don't allow photography, so I couldn't get a picture :( But if any of you gets the chance to see the traveling exibit of Body Works Vital, DO IT!!! It was absolutely amazing! Here's a link to what it is: http://www.bodyworlds.com/en.html


Body worlds was here a couple of months ago and I totally wanted to go, but couldn't believe how much they were charging in Phoenix on top of the museum price. I still kind of wish we went anyways, we don't go out often so it's not like we spend that much money other places. I can't believe you can't take pics, totally sucky.

It is pretty crappy, but since they're actual bodies I can kind of understand that. And the admission price is crazy (for me and the husband it was 50 bucks to get into the normal exhibits, Body Worlds, and an IMAX documentary) but it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaay worth it!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on July 18, 2011 04:41:13 AM
I haven't posted in the gallery thread for a while now, but will soon. I am not sure about what pictures to post though, thinking I may want to save some good ones for the scrap book. On the other hand, maybe the good ones deserve to be shown to everyone. Hmmm...

Or if you want them to be a surprise, you can wait and then post them after your partner receives the scrapbook at the end of the swap....


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: sweety28303 on July 18, 2011 01:37:50 PM
I Showed Quincy Around Fayetteville Yesterday.. = ] AND We Went To See Transformers.. We Had A Good Day..


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: whatthepuck on July 18, 2011 02:58:57 PM
I wonder how many Little Visitors went to see Harry Potter.  :D

Mal is going to the Carolina Hurricanes Summer Fest on Friday and a Cruise In on Saturday.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: LovelyMiss on July 18, 2011 03:46:13 PM
I haven't posted in the gallery thread for a while now, but will soon. I am not sure about what pictures to post though, thinking I may want to save some good ones for the scrap book. On the other hand, maybe the good ones deserve to be shown to everyone. Hmmm...

I've been having the same dilemma.  I've been hoarding most of the good ones for the scrap book!  I have a few on my camera, though, that I'll probably end up sharing this week.  Hehe.  Just because they make me laugh.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on July 18, 2011 10:10:38 PM
Maybe if you have a few really great ones you can share just one.

Or even crop the photo as a 'sneak peek'!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: AlishaMisha on July 18, 2011 10:28:48 PM
Just checking in. It has been a little slow here. We have had a lot of beyond humid days here lately and I am having a hard time controlling my migraines lately as I just switched meds and it takes a while for the new one to kick in. Hopefully this week will be better and more adventurous.

BTW, went to Body Worlds about 4(i think?) years ago in Boston. Was awesome!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on July 18, 2011 10:42:35 PM
Comic-Con in two days!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: heath_face on July 18, 2011 10:54:59 PM
Checkin in with a slow week but hopefully we can get some stuff done! Hopefully Winnie has seen the other Harry Potters because I think we'll be going to see that this week! I hope you feel better, AlishaMisha!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: AlishaMisha on July 19, 2011 12:49:53 AM
Checkin in with a slow week but hopefully we can get some stuff done! Hopefully Winnie has seen the other Harry Potters because I think we'll be going to see that this week! I hope you feel better, AlishaMisha!
Winnie has yet to see part 1 but I will be sure to show her it when she gets home so she can make more sense of it  :)  And thank you, I don't know why these migraines have been acting up lately. I assume it is because the weather has been all over the place and I am really sensitive to barometric pressure. I am just going to have to push through it because Icebox is getting antsy for some fun.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on July 20, 2011 12:28:57 AM
Hey guys, checking in - after what feels like forever...

we have been to the Gold Coast - originally we were going up to be with a step son after his baby cousin's funeral, to help out a bit and maybe take the kiddies to Dreamworld (a theme park)... but when we got there our step son wanted to play tour guide and took us all over the Gold Coast (I'm not sure he completely understands or perhaps his better adjusted then we give him credit)

So we went to Tropical Fruit World - and OMG I was in my element, it was raining so I didn't take my big camera and only took photos on my phone but they look ok. We brought 2 avocados that are giant avocados - seriously GIANT about 4 times the size of a normal avocado. We also brought Yellow Dragon Fruit - which are super rare but given that the Red Dragon Fruit is one of my favourite fruits I couldn't resist.

We also went to Dreamworld - which was fun for the kiddies and super expensive and exhausting for me.

I'm going to do up some photos and get some posted...



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: kwality570 on July 20, 2011 05:20:36 AM
Checking in - it's been too hot here to do much.  I do have a few pictures to post later tonight, but we haven't been doing anything too exciting.  It feels like a wet, hot wool blanket has been thrown on you when you go outside.  Absolutely miserable.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: heath_face on July 20, 2011 09:43:47 PM
Checkin in with a slow week but hopefully we can get some stuff done! Hopefully Winnie has seen the other Harry Potters because I think we'll be going to see that this week! I hope you feel better, AlishaMisha!
Winnie has yet to see part 1 but I will be sure to show her it when she gets home so she can make more sense of it  :)  And thank you, I don't know why these migraines have been acting up lately. I assume it is because the weather has been all over the place and I am really sensitive to barometric pressure. I am just going to have to push through it because Icebox is getting antsy for some fun.

Take your time, really! I totally understand. The weather is unbelievable here. It's gonna be 101 tomorrow and I'm really glad I'm working because that is just one of those days that stink no matter what. Icebox doesn't mind waiting for you to feel better. <3


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on July 22, 2011 08:44:49 AM
It's been sweltering here too. We've all been hiding in the house.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on July 22, 2011 08:58:02 AM
I live in Florida. Sweltering is a given for about 8 months out of the year. :P Still, being out in it sucks and even after 25 years of living here, it's impossible to get used to the level of heat, humidity and strength of the sun we have.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on July 22, 2011 10:29:44 AM
102 degrees today, ugh...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on July 22, 2011 12:42:03 PM
Also checking in, not a lot happening here this week, hopefully we will do something fun at the weekend and we have an illuminarium being set up in our city centre which will be here for a week so were excited to take Hayley to this, here is a youtube video of it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVYSKN6I6Zc&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Willowe on July 22, 2011 01:13:36 PM
Checking in. =] Haven't done much this week, but I'm leaving for New Brunswick tomorrow and won't have any internet access until next week. Hopefully Pins will enjoy the cooler weather up there- I know I will!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: sarabunny on July 22, 2011 02:17:10 PM
Wow! The illuminarium looks amazing!

Cookie came to another outdoor concert with me, but I ended up fainting in the heat during the opening band so no pictures :P I rested in the First Aid tent until the band I actually wanted to see came on and the paramedics were nice enough to give me VIP passes, so I got to see The Decemberists from the front row! So it wasn't a total loss ;)

Anyway, my town is having a parade and carnival on Monday to celebrate Pioneer Day (it's a Utah thing), so I hope to get some good pictures then. There will be fireworks too!

Then it's off to California on Thursday. Cookie is going to dress up in a Renaissance costume for that ;)



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on July 23, 2011 09:12:58 PM
Checking in again, I still don't have internet at home at the moment so I've been quiet here.  We've been having fun with Spec though, and hopefully we'll be going camping with him next weekend. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: zigg13pra on July 23, 2011 10:53:16 PM
Checking in!  I've gotten some pictures taken, just need to get them up soon!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on July 24, 2011 04:43:37 PM
I'm back from Italy!! Two weeks of hot tempteratures, wonderful views and great moments. I have some great pics of Bubbles, plus I bought some great gifts already.
But I'm back, and I'll upload pics soon!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lucinda879 on July 24, 2011 05:11:20 PM
Had a great time at the California State Fair today.  I'll try and get a picture or two up in the gallery tonight.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on July 25, 2011 01:41:58 AM
Organiser's Note:
Just a reminder that you need to check in to either the gallery or thread at least once a week! Some of you have not been doing this. If you are going to be away/without internet contact ckchan or I asap. THANKS!


And don't forget to enter this week's photo challenge: something crafty :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on July 25, 2011 05:35:10 AM
I don't think it's been a week since I've checked in, but maybe it has. So, here I am, checking in. I'm dying to go up to Sedona since we usually go there in the summer to escape the heat, but they've been really hot too, so there's been no point in doing that drive. Hopefully within a couple weeks we'll get there. I'm thinking I'll take Pamela to the park this week just to get out of the house for a little bit.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: kwality570 on July 25, 2011 01:18:15 PM
I've been trying to check in regularly, but I'm not sure I have been.  I'll pay closer attention from now on.
Still hauling Bogart around with me, but lately I haven't been doing much because the weather is still quite smolderingly hot.  Going to a Death Cab for Cutie Concert Thursday though.  I'm sure Bogart will love it!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: skittlebub on July 25, 2011 04:18:51 PM
Poor Miss Terry has had to put up with a house full of sickies for going on day 5. The baby was sick for his 1st birthday on Friday and we've all been sick since (it's now Tuesday) the only one who wasn't was Miss 3 but she's starting to get it now. I'm hoping I have time to upload some picture today or tomorrow


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on July 26, 2011 03:35:16 AM
I've been trying to check in regularly, but I'm not sure I have been.  I'll pay closer attention from now on.
Still hauling Bogart around with me, but lately I haven't been doing much because the weather is still quite smolderingly hot.  Going to a Death Cab for Cutie Concert Thursday though.  I'm sure Bogart will love it!
I don't think it's been a week since I've checked in, but maybe it has. So, here I am, checking in. I'm dying to go up to Sedona since we usually go there in the summer to escape the heat, but they've been really hot too, so there's been no point in doing that drive. Hopefully within a couple weeks we'll get there. I'm thinking I'll take Pamela to the park this week just to get out of the house for a little bit.


Don't worry ladies! We've been hearing from you every week!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on July 26, 2011 05:48:16 AM
I'm sure he will Kwality ^_^ And it's been oh so hot here too. We've not been down from near 100 for about a week, so outside isn't much of an option. Yesterday was a relief as we had some storms roll through so it was closer to 90. We headed out to a water park nearby as we were scouting it out for my sons b-day party this weekend. Penelope and I hung out in the shade while the boys played in the water.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on July 26, 2011 06:43:20 AM
America, send some of that hot weather our way, pretty please... From the 9th, wehn we left for Italy, till now, Europe has seen nothing but rain and cold temperatures. Today we sweat under a temp of 16įC. That's something like 60F, and that at the end of July. Depressing, really. Grey, lots of clouds, the occassional shower and so many unhappy people. *sigh*
Oh well. We're still planning a trip to the seaside next week, so I'll have some serious beach pics of Bubbles :P.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on July 26, 2011 12:43:45 PM
Oops, missed a check in!

Milford and I had a blast at Sia, and he also got to eat at the Bad Waitress- a great place by my school/new apartment.

I took him to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts the next day to show him my favorite works there, and we got lots of great photos with all the art!! He also picked out something cute from the gift shop to take home

I work tonight, but we're thinking of doing some baking (we have buttermilk we need to use up!) and I'm sure there will be some photo ops there, assuming Milford is in the mood to help!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: lacey0828 on July 26, 2011 05:20:36 PM
I have to admit...I'm happy to see everyone stuck in this miserable hot weather. I hate the summers in Arizona so bad that it was comforting to know it wouldn't be much different if I went somewhere else. Then again, knowing it would last only a few days would be amazing. Only 3 more months of the nasty heat here...ick!

I will be sitting down with my husband this week and we WILL figure out fun things we can do with the remaining time (Pamela is a little sick of going to work, totally understandable, I hate going to that place too).


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: missiejean on July 26, 2011 07:48:02 PM
I have to admit...I'm happy to see everyone stuck in this miserable hot weather. I hate the summers in Arizona so bad that it was comforting to know it wouldn't be much different if I went somewhere else. Then again, knowing it would last only a few days would be amazing. Only 3 more months of the nasty heat here...ick!

I will be sitting down with my husband this week and we WILL figure out fun things we can do with the remaining time (Pamela is a little sick of going to work, totally understandable, I hate going to that place too).
I will have you know that the heat last week SUCKED!!! haha but Tawd did say it reminded him of home... so I felt a little better about it  :D
Tawd joined me when my hubby and his band had their first THREE shows (in two days, nuts right...?) The hubby even let Tawd get in on the action and sit on top of his guitar head during the whole last show. Everyone loved him, but only got two pictures, as my camera died  >:( Will post soon!
(Also put Tawd to work today in the kitchen, CLEANING  ;D)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on July 27, 2011 01:20:20 AM
The illuminarium we went to was awesome!  Also Hayley got to visit our city cathedral yesterday, will pop some photos in the gallery  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on July 27, 2011 05:26:06 AM
The illuminarium we went to was awesome!  Also Hayley got to visit our city cathedral yesterday, will pop some photos in the gallery  :)

Ooh can't wait to see photos! That youtube video you posted looked so amazing!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: kwality570 on July 27, 2011 05:50:16 AM
I'm sure he will Kwality ^_^ And it's been oh so hot here too. We've not been down from near 100 for about a week, so outside isn't much of an option. Yesterday was a relief as we had some storms roll through so it was closer to 90. We headed out to a water park nearby as we were scouting it out for my sons b-day party this weekend. Penelope and I hung out in the shade while the boys played in the water.
Yeah, it was 90 here a few days ago and we were all talking about how cool it was. :)  It's been a lot more tolerable lately.  I'm hoping on getting out and doing more this week!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: whatthepuck on July 27, 2011 08:46:42 AM
Little Bean wants to take Mal with him everytime we leave house. (He also wants to take Carlisle and Stormy.) I had to take a bag with me to Summer Fest just hold everyone.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: ckchan on July 27, 2011 10:14:08 AM
Just Checking in!  Hatty and I had a great time at Comic Con.  The lines were super long but we saw lots!!

Going to Las Vegas in a couple weeks!  Hopefully we will have recuperated by that time.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: gavagai on July 27, 2011 01:39:29 PM
Sorry that I still haven't posted pictures. I do have a few to share though. Rom(b)an is now enjoying himself in Berlin.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: heath_face on July 27, 2011 06:27:32 PM
Winnie has been a big help with the move! Two days until we make the big journey back home! And then shortly after off to a new home in a new state! We're both excited!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on July 28, 2011 04:05:28 AM
I just keep posting and updating. *loving Craftster after being away for too long*

First of all, some good swap-related news. As I've said before, I'm leaving for the Belgian seaside on Monday. But we have Internet access there, and because my sis has a paper to write, I'm taking the laptop with me. So I'll be checking in whilst away!

And then, not so swap-related, but I'm thrilled, so I have to share. When I went to uni, I met with 7 other girls who were very much into crafting. Especially knitting and crocheting. It was easily decided to make our own group (Purl & Stitch) and to come together every week to craft. We did this in public, and we were stared at, you can't imagine! The elderly people there liked it though. Either way, one of the girls had a relationship with an American guy, and when he came to Belgium to live together and earn a living, they got married to make sure our government wouldn't send him back. They are an amazing couple, and I love them dearly. Two years ago, they went away to China, and they have lived there eversince. BUT... They're moving back to America next year, in summer. And since we don't see each other that often, the 7 other of us have decided to travel to America as well. Yay! Two weeks in California, visiting Vegas and the Gran Canyon. I'm going to start saving already, I so don't want to miss this. One glitch... The couple is trying to get pregnant as well, and if all goes well/wrong (depends on the point of view ;)) she'll be pregnant during the move, and she'd rather give birth in Belgium. Oh well, either way, I'm going to be happy!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: koalascout on July 28, 2011 08:19:34 PM
hi everyone agthae is recovering from her trip to alabama with my mom right now not sure what we will do next


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on July 29, 2011 12:29:04 AM
oooo, I may have been stalking the thread and not posting enough... sorry guys.

I'm putting together a digital scrapbook of Ellie's adventures this weekend so I will def be able to put up some photos.

Ellie and I have been Costco Crazy this week... Costco has opened in Canberra and I couldn't be happier to have more competition here in Canberra it is seriously crazy what we pay for groceries. I was watching 60mins or ACN (a 60min like show) a few months ago and they were saying how Australian's pay more in everyday items, they compared everyday items like Coffee, Butter, Milk, ground beef (mince), chicken etc between the UK, US and Australia. And I was shocked, so the more competition the better. I've been so excited, 60 rolls of kleenex 3ply toilet paper for $21.98 - normally for that toilet paper we would pay $5.80ish for 6 rolls.



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on July 29, 2011 01:06:21 PM
I'm checking in for the week.  It's been kinda quiet.  But I'm heading off to my trip to New York so I should have some great pic of Walter in the Finger Lakes Wine Country of New York when I get back next week.
See ya!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on July 30, 2011 03:08:53 AM
oooo, I may have been stalking the thread and not posting enough... sorry guys.

I'm putting together a digital scrapbook of Ellie's adventures this weekend so I will def be able to put up some photos.

Ellie and I have been Costco Crazy this week... Costco has opened in Canberra and I couldn't be happier to have more competition here in Canberra it is seriously crazy what we pay for groceries. I was watching 60mins or ACN (a 60min like show) a few months ago and they were saying how Australian's pay more in everyday items, they compared everyday items like Coffee, Butter, Milk, ground beef (mince), chicken etc between the UK, US and Australia. And I was shocked, so the more competition the better. I've been so excited, 60 rolls of kleenex 3ply toilet paper for $21.98 - normally for that toilet paper we would pay $5.80ish for 6 rolls.


I'm so excited about Costco coming to Australia! :D :D
I went to visit one when I was in Melbourne last year.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: SaralaAnne on July 30, 2011 06:26:47 AM
Crazy Days sale today! And tonight Jay's getting ready to rock out with some local bands.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Ekioart on July 30, 2011 03:44:28 PM
We got to go see Willy Wonka {the Gene Wilder one} at Movies in the Park, and there was a guy who owns a candy shop (and kind of looks like Wilder) there dressed up. ^_^

Yesterday and today have been nuts because we had a break in. They smashed in our front door window and then came in. Thankfully our alarm and dogs barking scared them off. So it's been cleaning and replacing things since then. I'm just glad it was only a door.

We had hoped to get some great fun shots at the water park today, but we got rained out. Oh well, sleepovers are just as much fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Willowe on July 30, 2011 06:54:16 PM
Checking in. :) Just got back from New Brunswick, and Pins and I had a blast. Don't have too many pictures due to the strict no-electronics rule for most of Canon Envirothon, but I do have one or two that I'll post later. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: AlishaMisha on July 30, 2011 11:20:27 PM
Icebox and I are doing dandy. Hope to make this week more exciting for both him and I. Last week I missed out on a lot of events because I had lots of beyond important paperwork I had to get done and sent. But he did help me out on working on a crafted souvenir  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: zigg13pra on July 31, 2011 04:42:07 AM
Just checking in, I've been super busy around here...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: theatreorchid on July 31, 2011 02:08:30 PM
Checking in!  Spectrum got introduced to the town where my husband and I grew up...he saw cows, and trees, and people swimming in the river right next to the sewage treatment plant...(ewwwwwwwwww).  Fun times. :)  Still using library internet though and of course I never remember to put pics on the laptop before I get here...*sigh*  Hopefully next week. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: NatACT on July 31, 2011 03:50:32 PM
mini check in - August is shaping up CRAZY... so I'll be doing a lot of mini check in's rather then on big check in and forgetting things, lol...

This weekend (which I had planned to be a craft weekend, to relax) turned into a crazy run around like headless chickens weekend.

We got a phone call from my husband's mum, who wanted to 'catch up' over the weekend, to have a day out with grandma (my husband's grandma, my kiddies great grandma) only they live 4 hours away, so we agreed to meet in the middle - Cowra.

So Ellie got to experience a real country town, laid back local's and real "Pub Gub".

Next weekend is the Lego Expo, The weekend after that is the Craft Fair.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on August 01, 2011 12:33:56 AM
Oho, that sounds great Nat! Can't wait to see some pictures. I'm about to leave for the Belgian seaside, for about 10 days. Very much looking forward to it, especially this week, because the weather if finally getting a bit (just a bit, alas) better. But I'm so going for a swim! I don't have to warn anyone that I'm leaving, because I'll have Internet access there, of my old laptop is willing...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: kwality570 on August 01, 2011 05:41:12 AM
We got to go see Willy Wonka {the Gene Wilder one} at Movies in the Park, and there was a guy who owns a candy shop (and kind of looks like Wilder) there dressed up. ^_^

Yesterday and today have been nuts because we had a break in. They smashed in our front door window and then came in. Thankfully our alarm and dogs barking scared them off. So it's been cleaning and replacing things since then. I'm just glad it was only a door.

We had hoped to get some great fun shots at the water park today, but we got rained out. Oh well, sleepovers are just as much fun!

OMG!  That is so scary about the attempted break-in.  Glad everyone is okay! 
I wish my town had Movies in the Park!  Sounds like so much fun.
Bogart and I had a great time at the concert last week.  I'll get photos posted tonight.  The theater was the most beautiful building I'd seen in a while.  I tried to get some photos, but they never quite do enough justice. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: kwality570 on August 01, 2011 05:42:29 AM
Next weekend is the Lego Expo, The weekend after that is the Craft Fair.

LEGO EXPO!!! I'm so jealous!!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Lilibet on August 01, 2011 10:19:54 AM
Lego is okay, we are Playmobil people :P. My brother and sister collect all sorts of special boxes. I like the craft fair better ;).

Btw, first Craftster post from the Belgian coast *wave*
The weather is great, we have a seaview and currently, with the window open wide, I can hear the sea. I LOVE it here!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 01, 2011 03:07:09 PM
Had our big garage sale this weekend. Five households donated items to put toward my medical bills and upcoming surgery. My sister and Mom took Saturday and I and Mom took Sunday. Saturday was by far the busiest day with $500 of sales. ;D Sunday was pretty slow but we did manage $155 before getting rained out. $655 total for the two days. Yay!! ;D ;D

It was so hot though. Sunday morning, the "real feel" temperature (factoring in humidity and such) was 110F (43C)! :o I about passed out. Didn't get any pictures because I woke up at 6:30am and forgot to bring my camera but it was a really successful sale.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Transatlanticism on August 01, 2011 03:45:57 PM
I took Milford to Minnehaha Falls on Friday, and it was lovely! We ate at a cute little cafe in the park and took lots of pictures!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: Bexster on August 02, 2011 12:13:27 AM
Im glad your sales went well Phoenix, I think I may have cried in heat like that, it reached 30 here in the UK yesterday and that was too much for me  :D


Hayley visited her first English heritage site on Sunday and she's been helping out in the garden as things are ready to be dug up, will post some pics later on


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: whatthepuck on August 02, 2011 06:02:58 PM
Tomorrow Mal is going to Watermelon Days at the Natural Science Center.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20)
Post by: beckashell on August 02, 2011 11:09:35 PM
Had our big garage sale this weekend. Five households donated items to put toward my medical bills and upcoming surgery. My sister and Mom took Saturday and I and Mom took Sunday. Saturday was by far the busiest day with $500 of sales. ;D Sunday was pretty slow but we did manage $155 before getting rained out. $655 total for the two days. Yay!! ;D ;D

It was so hot though. Sunday morning, the "real feel" temperature (factoring in humidity and such) was 110F (43C)! :o I about passed out. Didn't get any pictures because I woke up at 6:30am and forgot to bring my camera but it was a really successful sale.

43 degress!! In Australia, kids don't have to go to school when it's that hot!

But congrats on the awesome sales!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Ekioart on August 03, 2011 08:32:25 AM
Oooh legos!

We are getting to play PTA ambassadors at our schools check in. Yesterday was chaos, but today should be slower. ^_^ It's going to be 110 today.....so it's an inside day no matter how much the kiddos want to go out. Yikes.

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Bogart and I had a great time at the concert last week.  I'll get photos posted tonight.  The theater was the most beautiful building I'd seen in a while.  I tried to get some photos, but they never quite do enough justice.
I bet it's stunning! I love theaters, always so much character. ^_^


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on August 03, 2011 10:52:05 AM
We are having a blast here! Italy in Belgium today, honestly.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Transatlanticism on August 03, 2011 03:18:58 PM
Milford is helping me pack right now, and he's gonna help me move this weekend into my new apartment! AND Friday we're going to IKEA to buy a bed and a few other things, and I'm sure he'll want to play around in all the IKEA "rooms".  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: heath_face on August 03, 2011 09:57:43 PM
Winnie and I are gonna be making our trip to NC tomorrow! We're both excited to experience a new place and have some great stories to send back home to AlishaMisha :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: hockamama on August 06, 2011 09:19:39 PM
I'm just checking in!  Dee and I have been making jams all week, and trying to get things ready for school to start.  Is it just me, or do some days seem to drag on by, and the next flies by in the blink of an eye? 


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: lacey0828 on August 06, 2011 09:46:38 PM
Checking in. Pamela helped me trim the bushes today, such a big help! We waited until the sun went down, but it was still 104 degrees out there so we only worked for an hour. Just enough to make the yard look a little better until the fall when we can really clean it up. My husband captured a scorpion and decided to keep it as a pet even though I can't stand it. Pamela named it Scorpy, very original :) I'm behind on posting some pics, but we've been out and about a little bit. Only a couple more weeks until vacation, and boy do we all need it!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on August 07, 2011 06:40:06 AM
We're back from New York.  We had a great time. We took some great photos and we can't wait to go back in two weeks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on August 07, 2011 09:32:16 AM
I went to the Comic Book Festival with Bubbles. Theme this year? The Smurfs (the original smurfs, not those from the movie) and Jommeke, a Flemish comic book character. Dad helped me out, and we have some great shots. Then I went swimming. Bubbles stayed home, because the sea was slightly dangerous. Yellow flag <3! We have green, yellow and red. Pretty obvious, apart from yellow, which means that swimming is allowed, no mattresses or other stuff. It was awesome! Huge (for Belgium anyway ;)) waves. Pretty cold, because of the win, but awesome nonetheless. I still got water in my ears, and I drank half the North Sea :P.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Transatlanticism on August 07, 2011 06:35:31 PM
We're back from New York.  We had a great time. We took some great photos and we can't wait to go back in two weeks!


New York! So jealous-- I haven't been there in years. At least I can live vicariously through Walter! =]

Milford has made moving a little more fun-- he's been having a good time hiding in boxes or random places in my apartment to surprise me with his ninja skills as I unpack! He enjoyed IKEA, although he found it a little overwhelming. He made an octopus friend that we took home for the new place! He's coming with me next Saturday to the Pizza Luce Block Party downtown, featuring a lot of great local bands such as P.O.S... and of course, the Twin Cities' best pizza! Can't wait!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Ekioart on August 08, 2011 10:26:34 AM
First day of school is coming up next week, so this week is all about school supplies and last min fun for us. ^_^ 


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: AlishaMisha on August 08, 2011 10:24:31 PM
Icebox and I went to Borders for their store closing last week (I secretly have been 8 times since it has been announced, including again today  :D ). I decided to have him join me to pick out something for heath_face that I think she will enjoy. Planned a bunch of pics to take today with him today but when I went to take a picture I realized that my memory card was still in my laptop back home. Another day I guess...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: missiejean on August 11, 2011 01:51:48 PM
Been on a craftster hiatus...  :-[ leaving for vacation on Saturday!! Posting many pictures as the days go by  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Foxy Sam on August 12, 2011 01:13:28 AM
Just checking in, things going well, Rupert has been visiting some local Maori art as well as working on his scrapbook, it is looking really neat if I do say so myself. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on August 12, 2011 01:23:13 AM
Bubbles is going to get crafty soon, because we are home again!

Time to start preparing for school as well, blegh!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Transatlanticism on August 12, 2011 10:33:03 AM
Checking in! Milford and I can't wait for the block party tomorrow!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on August 12, 2011 10:38:47 AM
The weekend is looking pretty soggy, so Trevor and I are going to have to come up with some alternate plans.....


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lucinda879 on August 12, 2011 06:16:04 PM
Not much exciting going on this week for pictures or anything, unless you count a visit from the AC guy and a plumber to fix my sink.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: zigg13pra on August 12, 2011 09:50:43 PM
Checking in!  I have so many pics to post, and the day I was going to post them I ended up with no internets! Blah. I hope to post soon.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Ekioart on August 13, 2011 07:04:56 AM
We got to go to a puppy match at a dog show last night ^_^ Penelope hung out for a good bit then went back into hiding when several puppies were too interested.

Were heading to a presidential library today for an exhibit about Elvis and then perusing the farmers market.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: sarabunny on August 13, 2011 10:15:18 AM
Checking in! Cookie and I are going down to Craft Lake City this afternoon. Next week is back to school night and registration, but we're hoping to squeeze in one last trip to the zoo.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: SaralaAnne on August 14, 2011 04:59:23 PM
I'm  back from Chicago! I'll have new pictures up tomorrow :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Willowe on August 15, 2011 05:19:46 AM
Checking in. Pins is going to help me dreadlock my hair today, and then Wednesday I'm off to college (eep)! I'll try to post pics tomorrow night and/or definitely after I get to school. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 15, 2011 08:32:36 PM
If anyone needs to print up LV pictures (and/or other summer photos) Snapfish has 100 4x6 prints for $1 INCLUDING shipping. Seriously good deal. I did it earlier tonight and it was $1.07 (7 cents Florida sales tax.)

Site: Snapfish.com
Code: WEDPRINT
Prints: 100 4x6
Expires: Aug 16th

Hope that helps someone! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: beckashell on August 15, 2011 11:57:53 PM
If anyone needs to print up LV pictures (and/or other summer photos) Snapfish has 100 4x6 prints for $1 INCLUDING shipping. Seriously good deal. I did it earlier tonight and it was $1.07 (7 cents Florida sales tax.)

Site: Snapfish.com
Code: WEDPRINT
Prints: 100 4x6
Expires: Aug 16th

Hope that helps someone! ;D

WOW~!!! I wish we had sales like that!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: beckashell on August 16, 2011 02:54:27 AM
Organisers Note:

I have been noticing lately that not everybody is contributing to the thread or gallery once a week. I know that sometimes life gets hectic and I am happy to let the odd week go by if you have been great about communicating at other times. This note is about those that are going WEEKS without posting.

If you have noticed that your partner has not been around, NOW is the time to do something about it - not days before send-outs (which are in just over a month!)

Please PM your partner if you have not heard from them lately. If you still do not recieve a reply then contact me ASAP and I will do my best to resolve the situation.

Thank you to those who are keeping the threads lively with their discussions and photos! You are wonderful!!



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: hockamama on August 16, 2011 03:31:03 AM
I've been meaning to check in for a few days now, but time just got away from me, sorry y'all!  Everything is fine here, we've just been busy with back-to-school stuff, and getting my daughter ready for her first big move away from  home.  I don't think I've ever seen so many boxes stacked here and there!  I'm ready for them to be gone, but I don't want her to go with them. :'(


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: SaralaAnne on August 16, 2011 04:22:59 AM
If anyone needs to print up LV pictures (and/or other summer photos) Snapfish has 100 4x6 prints for $1 INCLUDING shipping. Seriously good deal. I did it earlier tonight and it was $1.07 (7 cents Florida sales tax.)

Site: Snapfish.com
Code: WEDPRINT
Prints: 100 4x6
Expires: Aug 16th

Hope that helps someone! ;D

Thank you so much! I'm totally doing that when I get home!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: kwality570 on August 16, 2011 05:37:23 AM
Bogart and I are going to a concert at the Frederic Meijer Gardens today to see my friend Molly sing.  It should be a great time now that the weather has cooled off.  He and I are both looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Bexster on August 16, 2011 06:41:39 AM
Just wanted to post as say Im sorry I have not been around as much, am going to fix that! I shall catch up properly on the threads tomorrow as I have no more online time today.  Sara I shall pm you x


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: NatACT on August 17, 2011 02:52:25 PM
Checking in (a little bit late :( ) We have been super busy, Lego Expo 2 weeks ago and the Craft Fair last weekend - and I'm about to go to Sydney this morning (in 3 mins)

I started uploading all the photos to flickr last night but fell asleep before they could finish the upload. I will put some up tonight when I get home.

We are off to Sydney to pick up 3 children sized dress forms to start on one of my major projects for the Canberra Royal Easter Show - they have a large craft following and this year I'm determine to do something beautiful to show case crochet.
We are also going to go to a Wiggle's Play land for the Kiddies and for some photos :)

Sorry about the photos - I'm feeling really slack about it all


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: AlishaMisha on August 17, 2011 04:55:25 PM
just checking in, still here!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: skittlebub on August 17, 2011 07:14:43 PM
We're still here too. Sorting out the photo album


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: zigg13pra on August 17, 2011 07:19:37 PM
I think I missed a week or two as well....  My mom and sister are moving to the United Arab Emarites and things have been so crazy helping get their stuff done!! I post some new pics though.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on August 18, 2011 02:06:08 AM
Ooh, I hear thunder!  *loves a good storm* And that at 11 am...

Still here! Going to craft for another friend today!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Willowe on August 18, 2011 12:04:08 PM
Checking in, because I don't remember if I have within the last week. Anyway, I'm settled into my temporary dorm at college. I move into my permanent dorm Sunday, which will probably be when I'll post some more pictures. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on August 20, 2011 10:12:02 AM
Trevor and I are waiting out a thunderstorm in the hotel, we left the fiber festival just in time. When it stops raining we are going to check out the tourist Dutch village and then after dinner we are going to see planet of the apes. Tomorrow we fly back.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: gavagai on August 20, 2011 02:42:52 PM
About the scrapbook... Can I design a photo book digitally and have the whole book printed? something like this: http://www.mixbook.com/ or does it have to be individual photo prints that are crafted into a book by me, cutting and pasting IRL (as opposed to in Photoshop).  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: skittlebub on August 20, 2011 03:57:17 PM
I was going to do a photobook online & have it printed


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 20, 2011 07:20:11 PM
My 100 prints for $1 showed up today! :D I bought a photo album with "magnetic" pages (you know, the kind that you peel back the cover and the photos "stick" to the surface?) and I just barely started it a few weeks ago but now with a ton of pics, I need to get cracking!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Ekioart on August 21, 2011 11:13:21 AM
I need to start work on the scrapbook ^_^

We've been whooped from the first week of school so this week ended up being quite a bit of downtime. Were hoping to get to go to the dog park some this week as it dries back up though!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: NatACT on August 21, 2011 08:04:00 PM
My Partner and I had a quick chat about crafting for each other... I'm so excited as I have had an awesome partner and really wanted to make something special.

Stalking has happened and project choosen. Best of all, its not from her wist, its truely stalked, but I just know (if it works out the way I plan) that my partner will just LOVE it... I'm even more excited and Ellie is bouncing with encouragement.

I have more photos to put into a Digi Scrapbook, its finding time to do it - when my daughter choose all the places to take Ellie we didn't think about time to put all the photos in a scrapbook. But we will get there. If only I could do the scrapbook on the bus or while on lunch at work, lol pity scrapbooking isn't as portable as crochet (crafty hint) :)

Will try and stay in better contact :) cheers for now Aussie Nat


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on August 22, 2011 01:32:05 AM
Aaaaaah! Nat, you're a (sweet) devil! I'm bouncing with anticipation now! *boing*boing* I was worried about you, honestly, but when you posted those digital scraps, I was over the moon. I'm currently looking for a decent scrapbook, because I love to do it the old way. I've got so much to add to it, things that wouldn't fit in a digital one. I am getting used to using it though, via Pixum (German website).

But whieh, I am soooo excited! I'm going to do some stalking too, but I had something in mind... Mmmm... *ponders* I really have to make the best of it these last holiday days. 1st of September is coming up so fast (including my birthday :P).


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Transatlanticism on August 22, 2011 09:38:39 PM
Adopted a kitty for the apartment, he and Milford get along swimmingly. We may go back to Mall of America again tomorrow because it's so big that it deserves a second trip-- we need to go to the Mirror Maze, among other things. I really need to get cracking on the scrapbook because I start school the 29th, and after that who knows how I'll find time! It'll be my project this week!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Willowe on August 24, 2011 08:49:22 AM
I'm still here, though I've honestly lost track of all time so I have no idea when I last checked in. :-[ Sorry organizers.

Anyway, pre-college band camp is going great, though it is EXHAUSTING! I have a few more pictures of Pins to post, and quite a few of him around the campus, but my camera cord seems to have been lost in the move. :P I may retake some of them with my phone just so I can post them while my camera cord is being sent...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on August 24, 2011 09:49:53 AM
I'm seriously considering to delay the send-out of my package with just a week, possibly shorter. Bad timing! And this time, not my own! The weekend after the 19th, we have a huge craft fair close to home.  My sister and I have been looking forward to it ever since we knew the date was set. And I really want to buy some stuff for my partner there. Aaaargh! Decisions...

On a more positive note... Pixum, my favourite picture service site has a special offer this week. All 10cm pics for Ä0.07. I'm in!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: SaralaAnne on August 24, 2011 01:33:38 PM
I'm here!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: whatthepuck on August 24, 2011 06:40:25 PM
I'm seriously considering to delay the send-out of my package with just a week, possibly shorter. Bad timing! And this time, not my own! The weekend after the 19th, we have a huge craft fair close to home.  My sister and I have been looking forward to it ever since we knew the date was set. And I really want to buy some stuff for my partner there. Aaaargh! Decisions...

On a more positive note... Pixum, my favourite picture service site has a special offer this week. All 10cm pics for Ä0.07. I'm in!

I know how you feel. There are 2 big events the weekend before send outs. No way would I be able to finish the scrap book by the next day. And the closest post office closes at 4:00. I'm sure I'll be a day or two late.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: NatACT on August 25, 2011 04:06:20 AM
I'm seriously considering to delay the send-out of my package with just a week, possibly shorter. Bad timing! And this time, not my own! The weekend after the 19th, we have a huge craft fair close to home.  My sister and I have been looking forward to it ever since we knew the date was set. And I really want to buy some stuff for my partner there. Aaaargh! Decisions...

If the organizers are ok with us holding back a week there is a Flower festival in Canberra starting the 17th I would love to have some Ellie with flowers shots :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on August 25, 2011 04:42:01 AM
Oh woman, I love you! I forgot to ask you this in the PM I sent last night. Next week I'll get my roster for school, and then I'll get back to you.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on August 25, 2011 09:46:37 AM
Trevor's trip to NYC this weekend is looking like not such a good plan. I think we may need to reschedule....


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on August 25, 2011 12:58:10 PM
I'm back from New York again!  I miss Mom.  Oh well, I had a nice relaxing time but now it's back to school for the kids and time to get crafting for Walter and me.   I can't wait to see photos of Milford with Transatlanticism's new kitty!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: koalascout on August 25, 2011 05:01:23 PM
hi ladies,

sorry i haven't been on here in awhile i have been very busy with boy scout popcorn. we will be collecting it soon so we can sell out in front of the stores.  i know that it is getting close to time to send  our LV home. i am getting pics together now so i can start on the album soon.  she is having a blast and can't wait to try to sell BSA popcorn.



Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: missiejean on August 25, 2011 05:17:43 PM
I will be posting pictures soon from my trip last week  ;D

been real sick since I've been back though  :-[


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on August 26, 2011 01:42:22 AM
I have so many pictures left, but for now, I will settle for making you all drool... And you will, rest assured.


Just go to the gallery, and droooooool!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: heath_face on August 26, 2011 07:42:00 AM
Winnie and I went somewhere really fun recently! We brought back Alisha a souvenir!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Transatlanticism on August 26, 2011 11:51:13 AM
Milford's second trip to the Mall of America was great, and he met a Minnesotan friend  there who he'll surely want to take back home with him! Still here and having a blast with Milford =]


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 26, 2011 12:47:38 PM
Tomorrow we head up over an hour North of us to visit my aunt. We're having my grandmother's 95th birthday party at my aunt's house. I'll take Gus and see if I can get a picture with my aunt's horse if possible. ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: NatACT on August 27, 2011 03:48:44 AM
Ellie and I had a big day of adventure.

We went to Cockington Green, a tourist attraction where they have built miniature houses from around the world. But they didn't have any houses or landscapes from Belgium.

SO.... We drove to The Royal Belgium Embassy and took a photo there instead, lol...

My daughter stood at the front gates and must have triggered a sensor as the speakers in the gate posts started playing the Belgium Anthem. I'm sure Ellie was feeling a little home sick, but it was a lovely day.

I can't wait to put up more photos :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Ekioart on August 27, 2011 07:21:01 AM
Penelope and I are going to be doing a bit of painting and working on the scrapbook today. That and corralling three boys. The kiddo's best friend is coming over for the day.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: kwality570 on August 27, 2011 11:36:54 AM
Bogart got to go to a food show with me this week.  It was fun. I didn't get many pictures since we were busy from start to finish, but I got a few of the hall and one of a great lady who was carving cheese.  I'll post a picture this weekend. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: hockamama on August 27, 2011 07:03:34 PM
I'm still here!  It's been crazy hectic this week.  I started school (again, after a 23 year break) and it's been quite an adjustment.  Many times over the years I've wished I'd stuck it out when I was younger, this week has really made me kick myself for it.  Then yesterday, my baby girl moved to GA.  I've been bawling like crazy.  It's only 5 hours away, but we've never been that far apart for more than a few days.  I know she needs to spread her wings, she is 23, but wow, I never expected to have such a difficult time with it. :'(


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: beckashell on August 27, 2011 09:01:40 PM
Hi all,

I'm so sorry i've been AWOL for the past week or so! My grandmother is in hospital and it has been a difficult time.
But i'm back now and going through all my PMs.

Thanks for your patience!

Becka


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: sarabunny on August 27, 2011 09:14:56 PM
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: beckashell on August 27, 2011 09:19:29 PM
Hopefully she'll be okay. She has been going from high to low each day. I saw her last night and she was doing fairly well, but I just saw my cousin who spent the morning with her and it wasn't looking great. We're all just trying to remain positive.

Thank you.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: skittlebub on August 28, 2011 12:28:11 AM
Sorry to hear about your grandmother Becka. I hope everything goes ok.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 28, 2011 07:59:41 AM
 :( Sorry to hear about your grandmother being unwell. Sending my hope for a quick recovery!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Bexster on August 29, 2011 05:31:53 AM
Sending well wishes for your grandmother Beca, I hope she's ok x


We have been stuck since friday, my car went in the garage and is still there!  crossing our fingers we get it back tomorrow!  have borrowed my mums car for this afternoon so we can get to the tattoo studio


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: SaralaAnne on August 29, 2011 06:14:56 AM
Well, I finally got my pictures in! Now I just need to start my "scrap book" finally!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lucinda879 on August 29, 2011 06:44:21 PM
Just checking in.  Working on pictures this week =)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Willowe on August 30, 2011 11:50:13 AM
Just got my pictures printed and picked up my scrapbook stuff. Hoping to start laying out the pages tonight. :)

ETA: Oh my gosh. I now have the utmost respect for anyone who manages to make even a halfway-decent scrapbook. This is a lot harder than I thought it would be...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: AlishaMisha on August 31, 2011 01:36:53 AM
Still here!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Bexster on August 31, 2011 03:49:36 AM
still stuck without a car! pretty fed up of waiting for it to be done, hopefully it will be back today so we can at least have 3 days to do our plans!

Its my little boys 3rd birthday today, we had to cancel his birthday treat as we cant get there but were having a family tea party tonight so still fun to be had  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on August 31, 2011 06:36:45 AM
First school day today, for the teachers. Whew, busy! My roster is great!

Which reminds me, I should start uploading my pics today. Can't wait to get crafty!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: kwality570 on August 31, 2011 10:11:02 AM
I can't believe it's almost time to send little Bogart home!!!  I need to work on getting my scrapbook started this week.  I have a few more destinations planned for this weekend, as well. 
I'm going to miss seeing him in my purse every day. :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: whatthepuck on August 31, 2011 02:37:00 PM
I have a couple of things to do this weekend. I'm going to order my pictures on Monday. I have 3 big things to do the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before Mal leaves. I'm going to be rushing on the last couple of pages for the scrap book.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Smeddley on August 31, 2011 07:33:30 PM
Argh, I need to start to work on the scrapbook (I am not a papercraft person for the most part, so... ).  But SOMEONE *stares at Tuesday* has not finished the craft room flooring.  I left her home from work all week, and every day I came home to find her sitting in front of the television, empty chocolate wrappers all around her.  ;p


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Bexster on August 31, 2011 11:54:39 PM
My mum has given us her car for the day so were going here  ;D

http://www.visitmagna.co.uk/


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: zigg13pra on September 01, 2011 03:14:42 AM
I've got a few more things I need to get done before I send!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: sarabunny on September 01, 2011 07:07:43 PM
Checking in. The first week back at school with students has completely kicked my butt. I have over 200 students in 6 class periods. My biggest class has 42 students. :(

I ordered my pictures though so I'm hoping to make the scrapbook next weekend. I can't believe Cookie is going home soon...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on September 02, 2011 03:04:11 AM
42 students in one class? Please tell me that's uni of something like it? 26 is my maximum in Secondary school, oh boy! Good luck and lots of courage!

My pics are on their way. Pretty expensive bill, but it's worth it. It was my first real day at school today, first class, and it went great. I just love teaching, help... :P. The pupils are helping me, btw, to do something 'special' for my partner, Nat. I'm curious too!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on September 02, 2011 06:11:37 AM
Trevor has some big plans for the holiday weekend: visiting some historical sites, eating crabcakes, and going to the city Labor day festival.  His trip to NYC was rebooked for the Saturday before sendouts, so he will be staying here up until the last minute!

I cheated and ordered a custom handmade book from the talented raeraethejetplane through Shop the Swap. Next week I plan to get the prints done at CVS and then work on the scrapbook next weekend, leaving a blank page or two for after NYC.  I usually also put all of the digital photos on a cd, although I need to figure out a good way to label them (again). In the past I have pulled them into powerpoint, but it makes a huge file and is pretty clunky.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: gavagai on September 03, 2011 03:12:10 PM
First digital scrapbook finished and printed! I think I will have to make another one as well though, since there are still many photos left.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Ekioart on September 03, 2011 09:50:02 PM
Aww I'm sure Bogart will miss hanging with you too!!

We got a special surprise today, we got to go to an Elephant Sanctuary! My mom and I had been planning this visit for weeks and hoping they would be open this weekend. They have no answering machine. 030 thankfully they were open! Their youngest has an Animal Planet show. His name is Maximus. So much fun. It would have been nice to be able to get closer to them, but it was closer than the local zoo, so it was awesome.

Then we found a fantastic burger joint in town and their mascot is a chicken. It's a dig on the Chick-fil-a stuff as the chicken was dressed in cow overalls. ^_^ So you know we had to take a picture of that.

I'll try to share pictures tomorrow or Tuesday, but the weekend still has fun planned, so I'm hoping to add to it.

Finally got my snapfish prints in so I worked on the book tonight, but I'm going to be running back and forth to the photo printers in town I can already tell, lol.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: lacey0828 on September 04, 2011 09:52:04 AM
Got back from vacation late last night. Came home to the dog sitter locking us out. After an hour of breaking into our own house we finally got to relax. Pamela had a fabulous time on vacation. Some pictures will be posted soon. Now that I'm back I'm freaking out about the scrapbook. Time to really get started!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Transatlanticism on September 04, 2011 05:05:23 PM
OOops I feel behind, I still need to print my photos to start scrapbooking! Going back to school has taken a lot of my free time, but luckily I have tomorrow and Tuesday off to work on it (plus all my homework)! Hopefully I can get it done and send out on time! If not I'll be sure to say so (and I can at least enjoy Milford a little longer.... I'm going to miss him!) I also have a handful of souvenirs in the works and I'd rather send a little late and have time to finish them all properly if need be. Me and my procrastinating oops!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Foxy Sam on September 04, 2011 09:14:24 PM
Yay, making great progress with Rupert's scrapbook, looking great so far I think, should be finishing it soon. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on September 05, 2011 04:14:39 AM
Pics arrived today! Wieh! I can't wait to get started, but I need to prepare lessons first.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: sweety28303 on September 05, 2011 06:38:13 PM
I'm still here!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: hockamama on September 06, 2011 03:32:09 AM
Argh, I need to start to work on the scrapbook (I am not a papercraft person for the most part, so... ).  But SOMEONE *stares at Tuesday* has not finished the craft room flooring.  I left her home from work all week, and every day I came home to find her sitting in front of the television, empty chocolate wrappers all around her.  ;p

Sorry, I should have warned you about her affinity for chocolate.  If she can even sniff it out, it will distract her until she finds it.  Then she'll be wiped out by all the activity and nothing else will get done...she's quite the fiend.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: kwality570 on September 06, 2011 06:52:46 AM
Photos have been ordered.  Will start the book soon!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: whatthepuck on September 06, 2011 08:48:51 AM
I'm going to order my pictures today. I'm planning out my pages. I have 3 big things to do the 3 days before Mal leaves. I'm going to have to hustle on the scrapbook.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: beckashell on September 06, 2011 10:50:46 PM
I'm glad you are all working on those scrapbooks!! Sendouts are in a few weeks!

SENDOUTS: September 19th


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: SaralaAnne on September 07, 2011 11:10:52 AM
I'm still here. I've had a little time to work on my scrap book, but not a whole lot. I have monday off, so I'll get a lot done then.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Willowe on September 07, 2011 11:54:20 AM
I'm around as well. Making a fair amount of progress on the scrapbook. Two pages are completely done, and three more are laid out at least.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Bexster on September 07, 2011 12:21:18 PM
Im a last minute scrapbooker, will get the photos sorted and ordered this weekend coming, and probably work on the scrapbook the weekend before sendouts, Im working on a little something for Hayley to take home with her so putting all my efforts into that for now


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on September 07, 2011 12:39:15 PM
I still need to craft something next to the scrapbook. It'll be last minute too. It's now 9.39 pm, and I'm actually ready to go to bed after just 4 hours of teaching today. I'm knackered!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: zigg13pra on September 07, 2011 07:14:56 PM
I was out shopping today and totally saw Ovetech's twin in some lady's basket!  I didn't have time to stop and say hi, but it sure weirded me out. :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Foxy Sam on September 08, 2011 11:44:05 PM
Rupert is now heading home!  He left today.  The posty/travel lady said his flight would take about 10-20 days, hence the early flight time, everything is finished though and everything looks great I reckon...hope you like it all Ptarmic Wumpus.   


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: AlishaMisha on September 08, 2011 11:48:54 PM
Still here  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Ekioart on September 09, 2011 05:54:06 AM
We got to see the  Oscar Mayer Wienermobile ^_^ The boys took Penelope inside and showed her around. Then they dipped dougnuts in chocolate with Krispy Kreme. Penelope and I hung back as it looked messy. *chuckles*

Gonna get more prints and finish up some more of the scrapbook tomorrow most likely. The state team will be playing in town so we won't be leaving the house....


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: whatthepuck on September 09, 2011 10:23:10 AM
I saw the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile going down the road the other day.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: heath_face on September 09, 2011 07:28:24 PM
still here too!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lucinda879 on September 09, 2011 08:07:41 PM
I am getting ALL my LV pictures printed this weekend! =)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 09, 2011 08:47:53 PM
OMG OMG OMG OMG Heard from the nurse today. They're shooting for September 21st as my surgery date. (If we can't get all the pre-op stuff done in time, it will be October 5th.) Um, that's like a week and a half away. I'm totally PANICKING now. :o :o :o


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: AlishaMisha on September 09, 2011 11:24:02 PM
OMG OMG OMG OMG Heard from the nurse today. They're shooting for September 21st as my surgery date. (If we can't get all the pre-op stuff done in time, it will be October 5th.) Um, that's like a week and a half away. I'm totally PANICKING now. :o :o :o
Last winter I made an appointment with my eye surgeon and the receptionists told me they snuck me in for surgery a month from then since my surgeon was going to be out of the country for a few months after that. I panicked. I am use to having it take a while just to get an appointment with a surgeon and then at least 3 months for the surgery, so a month was a little soon to process. Luckily in a sort of unlucky way I found out while in that appointment that they were going to have to send me to Boston because they were the only ones who could do it.  :-\ Anyways, scary stuff. I couldn't imagine being informed 1.5 weeks before! But the best part is that the sooner it is over the less money you have to invest in this whole mess. Good Luck!  :-*

On a swap related note, I believe Icebox and I are going on a mini vaca for the weekend. Don't know where yet as we are narrowing it down but either way it will be 3 hours in either direction!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Bexster on September 11, 2011 07:48:45 AM
Phoenix I hope everything goes smoothly or you in the run up to the op, and of course the op itself x

We took Hayley on one last trip this weekend to Bakewell, a beautiful little town, we stopped off at the famous Bakewell tart shop too!  Bakewell tart incase anyone isnt familiar with it is a thin sweet pastry pie crust, with a layer of jam then the filling is an almond sponge and topped with a glaze and sliced almonds or icing and a cherry, very yummy indeed!

Im still crafting on a present for Hayley to take home with her, Im ordering the photos tonight  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: kwality570 on September 11, 2011 08:33:33 AM
We got to see the  Oscar Mayer Wienermobile ^_^ The boys took Penelope inside and showed her around. Then they dipped dougnuts in chocolate with Krispy Kreme. Penelope and I hung back as it looked messy. *chuckles*

Gonna get more prints and finish up some more of the scrapbook tomorrow most likely. The state team will be playing in town so we won't be leaving the house....
I'm so jealous about the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile!  I've always wanted to see it up close. Did your boys get whistles?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: sweety28303 on September 11, 2011 10:37:28 AM
My Scrapbook Is Finished = ]


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: sarabunny on September 11, 2011 10:56:20 AM
Still here! I got 50 free prints at Shutterfly, so about half the pictures are ordered. I'll probably get the rest printed next weekend. The scrapbook just needs the pictures put in so it should go quickly.

We're going to squeeze in a couple more adventures before Cookie goes home. Today we're heading down to a 9/11 memorial, Cookie will come to school with me this coming week, and on Saturday he'll celebrate my daughter's birthday with us AND be my date for the Homecoming dance. Then he goes home :(

Things have been INSANE at work. My classes have not gotten smaller really. My smallest class is 37 and that's an 11th grade English class. My biggest is at 40 (also 11th grade). That's a lot of 15 and 16 year olds to be trying to control. Luckily they've been fantastically behaved so it's been okay. And now I'm done complaining about my job. My new motto this year is "Accept that which you cannot change and make the best of it."


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Ekioart on September 11, 2011 11:46:36 AM
Yep, they got whistles and proceeded to blow them the entire way home. -_- Lol

I'm printing more pics today, we watched the state team's in town football game last night, it was neat. They did a tribute to 9.11 by having the stadium do a red, white and blue out. It was really pretty. I hope I can get a photo of it to print as well. We had a big game day feast. ^_^


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Transatlanticism on September 11, 2011 12:27:13 PM
I took Milford to the Walker Art Museum this week to see the iconic Minneapolis Spoonbridge Cherry and snap some photos. We also caught a great skyline view on the bridge over the freeway! I developed all our photos today and they came out great!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on September 11, 2011 06:57:51 PM
Trevor and I worked on his scrapbook this weekend...next weekend he is taking a last minute trip to NYC to go fabric shopping!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Willowe on September 11, 2011 07:03:45 PM
Pins helped me with his scrapbook some more today, and it's starting to come along quite nicely. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 11, 2011 07:15:26 PM
I've got my pics mostly organized and selected. I just need to get them in the scrapbook and the pages decorated and labeled. I'm going to Big Cat Rescue tomorrow so I may have to get a few last-minute shots printed up as well since I want to bring Gus with me.

Weird to think he's going home soon. Crazy too that he's leaving before my surgery because I really was hesitant about doing this round out of fear of being in recovery for 4-6 weeks of it. Turns out it took longer than I thought because of the meds I had to take for 3 months. At least Gus got to have more fun than originally planned and he can head home before I have to head into the hospital. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: SaralaAnne on September 15, 2011 04:20:29 AM
Grr. I'm struggling on finding time for my scrapbook, but it will be done! It will not defeat me!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Ekioart on September 15, 2011 06:39:24 AM
I had hoped that Penelope and I would get to take another trip somewhere since it's been so pretty here, but PTA has taken over my life, lol. I may try to squeeze in one more spot Sunday and then do some insta-prints. ^_^


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on September 15, 2011 06:47:08 AM
I should me preparing lessons, but I'm going to play The Sims and scrapbook whilst playing. There is so little you can do when that little Sim sleeps, so :P.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Bexster on September 16, 2011 03:47:34 AM
I love the sims  ;D

Im so annoyed, all the photos I took at the science museum, including the fire tornado video I took have gone  :-\ tried to upload them off the camera but it wouldnt work so I thought it was a reader problem but turned out the photos and video had gone...no idea why, I have some gifts from the gift shop my daughter picked out to send home but Im bummed about the photos

All other photos have been ordered and are ready to collect today so will pick them up later, the craft thing Im working on is almost finished so just getting everything together ready for Hayley to start her journey home on Monday


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: zigg13pra on September 17, 2011 01:37:30 AM
I LOVE to play the sims and craft.  I also craft while playing WoW.  The Sims 3 is really bad about how slow it goes when in fast forward so you end up having several minutes while they are asleep that you have to wait through. Ahh, I go play now.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: HolaKitty on September 17, 2011 03:36:14 AM
I'm sad because I had big plans for today but yesterday I found out that I'd been scheduled for an xray today for an ongoing problem I've been having with my hip so unfortunately ricki is getting packed up today. It's sad because there were a dozen more places I really wanted to take her :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on September 17, 2011 04:29:56 AM
HolaKitty, write them down, and start begging for the next LV swap :P!

@Zigg, I just bought the expansion for The Sims Medieval. Deadly dangerous. And I have so much to do. But I have to try, just for a minute or 10...


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Anofeles on September 17, 2011 06:47:14 AM
I'm sad because I had big plans for today but yesterday I found out that I'd been scheduled for an xray today for an ongoing problem I've been having with my hip so unfortunately ricki is getting packed up today. It's sad because there were a dozen more places I really wanted to take her :(

Come on, you took Ricki to so many awesome places! No need to be sad about this. I just hope your hip is ok.
I've just finished the album, tomorrow I'm going to buy some last goods and on Monday I'm sending Tesla back! She had a huge mug of Earl Grey yesterday but I think she's still homesick.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on September 17, 2011 10:39:49 AM
I did some extra shopping today. More stuff for the kids, I really hope they'll like it. Now all I have to do is finish up the scrapbook, be crafty for a moment, and translate. Can do... *sweat*


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: gavagai on September 17, 2011 11:59:31 AM
I have finished one scrapbook, but am thinking of making another one as well. I hope it's o.k. to send one to start with and then possible have another one follow in a while?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Ekioart on September 17, 2011 12:05:13 PM
Grah, just found out the town I want to try to hit up tomorrow and then speed print pics from is having a hot air balloon festival next week. It's going to be weird not having Penelope here!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: zigg13pra on September 18, 2011 02:22:52 AM
@Zigg, I just bought the expansion for The Sims Medieval. Deadly dangerous. And I have so much to do. But I have to try, just for a minute or 10...

I love Sims Medieval. Haven't tried the expansions though.

Almost done with mine, seems I was missing a few pictures I need to get printed again (later today).


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on September 18, 2011 02:37:54 AM
The expansion so far looks good. Lots of new outfits! I LOVE the outfits in that game. I spend hours just dressing my Sim up. In purple, green, or whatever colour. LOVE it! Other than that, I'm stuck in an old quest, and I wanted to finish that one first, but I'm really stuck, so I have to quit the quest. Oh well... Time for the real Pirate stuff :P.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: SaralaAnne on September 18, 2011 09:18:28 AM
Just a heads up, I'm going to be sending a couple days late. I have all of Jay's stuff packed up, and his scrap book made, but I have some baking that I would like to include, and seeing as my shoulder is royally screwed for reasons that I can't even begin to imagine, I don't think it'll be happening today. :(.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Bexster on September 18, 2011 11:50:36 AM
Scrapbook done, crafted gift almost done, just a little thing left to do tonight.  I have no idea how Im going to package it all up yet, I have a box and also some large jiffy bags, but not everything will fit into one jiffy bag so may have to split into 2, which could work out cheaper on postage hmmm thats a job for in the morning, then I can get everything to the postoffice in the afternoon


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Willowe on September 18, 2011 12:28:49 PM
Just finished the scrapbook, and everything is ready to be mailed. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Smeddley on September 18, 2011 12:45:59 PM
I can't believe it's time to send Tuesday home!  I just need to get her packed up today.  :/  *sniffle*


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 18, 2011 12:52:01 PM
I pm'd the mods, but I'll probably have to be tardy sending Gus back. I'm done and ready but the $$ just isn't there. It's been a dead week sales-wise and with my shop sales the only source of my income until I can go back to work after surgery, no sales = no money. :'( Hopefully things will pick up soon. If not, Love gets paid Friday.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Transatlanticism on September 19, 2011 09:57:52 PM
Of course, me and my busy art school schedule, I'll be sending a week or so late because I have so many projects due atm! This weekend I should be able to catch up though =]


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: lacey0828 on September 20, 2011 05:16:56 AM
Pamela was supposed to arrive home on Saturday but for some reason the tracking says she's still in Phoenix. Oh how I hate the US Postal Service...and they wonder why they're on the verge of going under. I really hope they get it together and send her on her way.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Willowe on September 20, 2011 08:46:43 AM
Pins is on his way home! The man at the post office was super nice- helped me find a box big enough for the scrapbook, taped it all up for me... I have no idea what I would have done if he had been in a bad mood!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: skittlebub on September 20, 2011 03:46:41 PM
I'm waiting on a PM before I can send


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Ekioart on September 20, 2011 04:46:41 PM
The boys were not at all ready for Penelope to go home. They want to keep an eye on her tracking to make sure she gets home safe. ^_^


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: SaralaAnne on September 20, 2011 06:51:37 PM
I got Jay all packed up and ready to go tonight, but when I went to make some goodies for him to take with I realized I only had one egg! Gasp! There's still a shot that I can send him tomorrow if I get off work early enough, but I'd count more on me sending on Thursday :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: sweety28303 on September 20, 2011 07:38:03 PM
I got Jay all packed up and ready to go tonight, but when I went to make some goodies for him to take with I realized I only had one egg! Gasp! There's still a shot that I can send him tomorrow if I get off work early enough, but I'd count more on me sending on Thursday :(

Quincy Is Ready To Go Also.. But I Have To Run To The Craft Store And Get One More Thing.. Hoping I'll Send Him Home Tomorrow.. = ]


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: RhymeswOrange on September 21, 2011 03:46:14 AM
Doing some last minute stitching then my package and Walter can go home.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on September 21, 2011 04:52:14 AM
I'm getting so excited for the craft fair tomorrow! I wish I could tell you all, but I don't want to spoil Nat's fun. *happy*happy*


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: AlishaMisha on September 21, 2011 08:44:00 PM
Just checking in


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: HolaKitty on September 21, 2011 11:52:23 PM
Ricki got sent home on Tuesday and the lady at the post office said delivery time should be 6 days. Hopefully it will be sooner!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Willowe on September 22, 2011 08:30:58 AM
The DC# says that Spec has arrived on campus, but it could be a couple of days before the mailroom decides to send out the notification that I need to have in order to pick up the package. >:(


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on September 22, 2011 11:06:20 AM
I just got back from the craft fair, and I spent an awful lot of money :D. But it was sooo worth it! I'm pretty sick now, so it'll be interesting tomorrow. Nevertheless, I got some great crafting stuff for Nat, and I hope she'll like it.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Strawberryh on September 23, 2011 09:04:49 PM
Frend and George Just passes through DES MOINES, IA on there way home... Hope they haven't trashed the place.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 23, 2011 09:18:26 PM
Gus is packed up and ready to go. We'll be taking him to the airport post office tomorrow since Love finally got paid today. (This close to the surgery, finances are just frustratingly tight!) The photo album wound up being VERY heavy so he's going back in a priority mail flat rate box.

I had a blast again this round. Can't wait for beckashell to see Gus' adventures and I can't wait to get Alfred back and see how his holiday in Australia went! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: SaralaAnne on September 24, 2011 06:38:39 AM
Frend and George Just passes through DES MOINES, IA on there way home... Hope they haven't trashed the place.

It depends on what part of Des Moines. If they went through the Drake area they can only improve the place lol.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: kwality570 on September 26, 2011 05:59:29 AM
I just tracked Bogart coming home and it says that the package was missent and needs to go back to the sort facility.  I guess he wanted to do some extra sight-seeing. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: ckchan on September 27, 2011 08:28:42 AM
Organizer Note!!!

Could everyone in Beckashell's group please pm me on their status - SENT, RECEIVED, LATE.  Thank you!!  If you're in my group and you haven't pm'd me, I will find out!!  :D  Thank you!!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382923.msg4532978#msg4532978 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382923.msg4532978#msg4532978) List has been updated.  Both groups included!  If I've made a mistake, please let me know.  If you haven't pm'd me please please please do!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: mini_mum on October 23, 2011 01:50:35 PM
EEEEK

Just been checking the import regs for USA and found this:

Dog and Cat Fur
It is illegal in the United States to import, export, distribute, transport, manufacture or sell products containing dog or cat fur in the United States. As of November 9, 2000, the Dog and Cat Protection Act of 2000 calls for the seizure and forfeiture of each item containing dog or cat fur. (http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vacation/kbyg/prohibited_restricted.xml#DogandCatFur)



As I have 3 cats think I might be in trouble :(  :'(

(I am really guessing that they mean fur complete with skins (yuck :o) not just the odd hair - but still!  :-X)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 23, 2011 03:35:25 PM
Well, I have two cats and I've certainly exported my share of cat hair in packages. So far, no black helicopters or men in dark suits have come to my door. I think you'll be ok. :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: lacey0828 on October 23, 2011 08:07:10 PM
Haha, that's actually kind of funny  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: mini_mum on October 31, 2011 07:13:58 AM
OK -so Dan is ready to go to his new home, but i'm waiting for a little something to be delivered to go with him, so his sitting next to me patiently waiting! (gives me time to 'tweak' a couple of bits too :))


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 31, 2011 08:42:36 AM
OK -so Dan is ready to go to his new home, but i'm waiting for a little something to be delivered to go with him, so his sitting next to me patiently waiting! (gives me time to 'tweak' a couple of bits too :))
Oh yeah, I forgot about my new, secretive LV! Sorry, surgery and a lot of pain meds took most of my October. LOL But, yay! I'm even more curious now though excited for the surprise. Hope Dan had fun and enjoys his trip to Florida! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: mini_mum on November 05, 2011 03:12:34 PM
Well, the final piece of the 'puzzle' has arrived!! yay!

I will be posting out tomorrow, just hope Dan has a safe journey to his new home, and that Phoenixfiredesigns likes what he's been up to :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on November 07, 2011 10:24:30 AM
Well, the final piece of the 'puzzle' has arrived!! yay!

I will be posting out tomorrow, just hope Dan has a safe journey to his new home, and that Phoenixfiredesigns likes what he's been up to :)
Yay!! I'm excited to meet Dan and learn about his adventures with you. ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: mini_mum on November 07, 2011 12:53:00 PM
OOPs - just not time to go to post office today :( my bad.

It WILL be tomorrow I promise - I'll take it with me to baby swimming and post on way home.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on November 07, 2011 01:34:56 PM
Aaaaah! Bubbles should be there by now! The anticipation!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: ckchan on November 18, 2011 07:13:35 PM
Everyone should have feedback.  If you think I missed you, please let me know!  I'm moving this board to the finished lists.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Foxy Sam on November 18, 2011 07:22:50 PM
Thanks bud.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on November 18, 2011 08:29:05 PM
Everyone should have feedback.  If you think I missed you, please let me know!  I'm moving this board to the finished lists.
I'm still "in progress" for this round.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Wildfyre on December 24, 2011 08:52:16 AM
Is there a round 15 in the works yet?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on February 08, 2012 07:39:55 PM
Is there a round 15 in the works yet?
*nudge*

Even though Alfred went Down Under and never came home :'(  I too would like to go for round 15. I looked and last year, the Winter version had signups in January with the LV's going home in March. I knew we had missed the timeline of round 13 because I had my LV for that round during Love's birthday in February.

Any plans for another round? I know beckashell is gone but ckchan, are you up for running another round?


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on February 08, 2012 11:05:03 PM
Is there still no sign of Alfred? Oh girl, that's so sad! *big hug*
I'd love a new round, but I'm not sure if I'll participate. I seem to be the late sender all the time, and I don't think it's fair towards my partners.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: MeganCrafts on February 09, 2012 05:17:28 AM
There's a discussion thread in the New Swap Themes board.


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on February 09, 2012 07:41:56 AM
Is there still no sign of Alfred? Oh girl, that's so sad! *big hug*
No, sadly, he went on Walkabout and never came home.  :'(

There's a discussion thread in the New Swap Themes board.
I looked the other day and didn't see one but I'll go look again. Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: skittlebub on February 09, 2012 02:06:04 PM
Is there a round 15 in the works yet?
*nudge*

Even though Alfred went Down Under and never came home :'(  I too would like to go for round 15. I looked and last year, the Winter version had signups in January with the LV's going home in March. I knew we had missed the timeline of round 13 because I had my LV for that round during Love's birthday in February.

Any plans for another round? I know beckashell is gone but ckchan, are you up for running another round?

Maybe I should sign up again & we should partner. Mine never came home either & he only went half an hour up the road


Title: Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts September 19)
Post by: Lilibet on February 10, 2012 12:03:39 AM
Is there a round 15 in the works yet?
*nudge*

Even though Alfred went Down Under and never came home :'(  I too would like to go for round 15. I looked and last year, the Winter version had signups in January with the LV's going home in March. I knew we had missed the timeline of round 13 because I had my LV for that round during Love's birthday in February.

Any plans for another round? I know beckashell is gone but ckchan, are you up for running another round?

Maybe I should sign up again & we should partner. Mine never came home either & he only went half an hour up the road

Bloody hell... I am shocked. I would be seriously tempted to go knocking on that person's door...