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Title: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 19, 2019 07:15:41 PM
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Swap name: 2019  Make-A-Friend Revival : Miniature Version
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: BigBangMomma
Co-organizer:
Sign-up date range: 3/19/19 to 4/6/19
---Between 4/6 and 4/8 you will send me a list of participants you have/have not swapped with, or partner requests. I will try to match people with someone new to them, or that they have not swapped with often. We are making a friend! I will get partners out hopefully by 4/9/19
Date to send item by: You will send two packages.
Package 1: 4/23/19
Package 2: 5/23/19
----EXTENDED SEND-OUTS TO 5/31/19

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

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

Additional Age requirement? No
**This CANNOT BE your first swap ever. No exceptions.**

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

Details of swap:
-You will be sending two packages. You may choose to have 1 or two partners.

-Package one will include a thoughtful letter to your partner, a small crafted item that is something you love to make, and a small purchased extra that represents something in your life that you love. The purchased extra does not have to represent your crafty life. This package is about you, which means that you can start working on it as soon as you sign up and mail as soon as you have a partner!

-Package two will be sent after you read your partnerís letter.  You will take what you learn from that to craft a medium item you think your partner will love, or will be special to your partner based on your letter, and hopefully the pm communications you haveÖwe are making a new friend, after all! You will also include 2 small items that you think your partner will love. These items can be crafted or purchased.

I've been doing some thinking about our international swappers and the cost of shipping.

For international swappers only, I am going to edit package sending requirements as follows:

Package 1: You may choose to only send your letter to your partner as package one. However, your craft must be completed, your small must be purchased, and you must share a picture in the Gallery by the send out date for package 1 of these two items for your partner to see. Please let your partner and myself know if you are only sending your letter for package 1, and if that goes missing, you will be required to resend your letter.

Package 2: This will include original requirements of package 2, plus you will send the craft and small from package 1 as well.



Your letter should include things such as: what is your favorite thing about swapping, your favorite things in swap partners, how did you pick your username, what has been your favorite swap, what has been your favorite vacation, what is a funny memory you have, etcÖ.. The more you chat with your partner in pms and the more you include in your letter, the better your partner will be able to craft something for you. There is not a length requirement for your letter, but please put thought into it.

I know this will be great, and have no doubt this wonít be an issueÖ.butÖ.in order to fulfill the swap requirements, BOTH packages must be sent on time. To make sure we are all active, I will ask that everyone post at least 1 time every two weeks. I'll try to ask some good questions throughout the swap to keep us all active and excited!

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

(The questionnaire is purposely short so that you get more info from your new friend via communications with them.)

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Do you agree to send with a DC# (in-US) or keep your receipt if possible, and resend any lost packages (as per papercraft swap rules) if what you send is too small to do so?
Would you like 1 or 2 partners? (No first time swappers, Iím sorry!)
Do you have any allergies?
Any allergens in your household (pets, smoke, etc)?
What is the send out date for Package 1?
What is the send out date for Package 2?




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



Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 19, 2019 07:15:59 PM
I wanna make a friend with.....

1. BigBangMomma (2) Kittykill and endymion
2. geekgirl1000100 (Either) quaggy and TheSapphireMoon
3. endymion (1) BigBangMomma
4. Amfkinney (1) Summer6061
5. kittykill (1) BigBangMomma
6. quaggy (1) geekgirl1000100
7. StudioANF (1) kwality570
8. Bugaboo1 (2) mandykaye and TheSapphireMoon
9. seeuudee (1) rhinoceroses
10. dontneedaclassroom (1) ChameleonHound
11. dharma_rebel (1) kartiana
12. kwality570 (2) StudioANF and Summer6061
13. TheSapphireMoon (Either) Geekgirl1000100 and Bugaboo1
14. lindyv321 (1) PerfectlyBohemian
15. rhinoceroses  (1) seeuudee
16. Summer6061 (2) AMFKinney and kwality570
17. PerfectlyBohemian (1) lindyv321
18. kartiana (Either---sorry, only worked out for 1) dharma_rebel
19. mandykaye (1) Bugaboo1
20. ChameleonHound (1) dontneedaclassroom



Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on March 20, 2019 05:19:20 AM
yay!  I'll send in my questionnaire soon.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: ChameleonHound on March 20, 2019 05:22:50 AM
Oh my goodness, this sounds fun! I am currently not allowed to add to my pile of things to do because I'm about to travel, but I will ponder until after I am done with trip planning!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 20, 2019 05:24:49 AM
ChameleonHound I hope it works out for you! I hope the long sign ups give lots of people a chance to sign up. I've been around here since 2011 and there are STILL so many amazing people I have not swapped with!

Enjoy your travels. I hope it is for pleasure, not work!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: ChameleonHound on March 20, 2019 05:28:43 AM
Yes, I'm really glad the sign-ups have a long time range!

Traveling for fun, road-tripping across the country to visit family. I'm trying to strike the perfect balance between planning and leaving room for spontaneity, and it's tough!  :o But I plan to craft along the way, and I'm sure I can find some goodies that could find their way into a swap package. :)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 20, 2019 05:30:20 AM
Well, the good part is, you can actually start working on package #1 right now since it about you and your likes, so the only package you'd have a "big" time constraint on would be the second which doesn't ship until May!

I would love to road trip across the country! That sounds fun! 


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: StudioANF on March 20, 2019 08:04:13 AM
Oh man, this one sounds like fun.  I might have to think about sending in a Q later today for it! ;)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 20, 2019 01:56:36 PM
geekgirl1000100 is IN!! Some lucky person will get to Make-A-Friend with geekgirl!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: dharma_rebel on March 20, 2019 02:01:00 PM
Oh, Iím seriously considering this. I loved the MAF swaps Iíve done before. My semester wraps up at the end of April, which gives me time to get the medium craft done. And there is just one small due before that, which i think is doable since crafting is my self- care.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 20, 2019 02:07:01 PM
dharma_rebel....you can do it!! Easy peasy! But...there is a long sign up time to think on it.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 21, 2019 03:57:09 AM
Woohoo!! endymion is available to Make-A-Friend with!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Amfkinney on March 21, 2019 08:23:04 AM
This one looks fun...sending you my information now.



Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 21, 2019 11:03:20 AM
Woohoo! A lucky swapper gets to make friends with the lovely Amfkinney!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kittykill on March 21, 2019 11:12:53 AM
I miss this swap! It was so much fun. I will sign up a little later today.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: quaggy on March 21, 2019 02:45:33 PM
I too am in will get info sent soon!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 21, 2019 05:41:04 PM
Wowza, this swap is getting epic! Both the lovely kittykill and quaggy signed up to Make A Friend! 


Are YOU next?


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: quaggy on March 21, 2019 07:12:49 PM
I would love to make a new friend!   It could be you or you or you!  All you have to do is fill out the information and send it to our lovely organizer!

Who can resist the opportunity to swap with and get to know someone you have not swapped with before.

And crafting begins now!!!!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 22, 2019 04:27:44 PM
Oooh quaggy, you are quite the cheerleader!! And it's worked! StudioANF has joined in the fun!!

New members and old members alike to Craftster has swappers we have never swapped with before.....we'd love to make a friend in YOU!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Bugaboo1 on March 23, 2019 03:15:47 AM
I'm IN!! I just needed more then 2 seconds to get online and sign up as works been crazy!!!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: quaggy on March 23, 2019 06:43:37 AM
 >:( reminds me I need to pm some old friends just to see how they are!  Life has been busy but I have added it to my personal list of to dos!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 23, 2019 06:45:05 AM
We've got another awesome "Make-A-Friender" in the ranks--Bugaboo1

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If you could go ahead and start making lists of partners including:

1) Those you have NEVER swapped with before (this only includes partnered swaps, not swaps where you make claims such as the ongoing wish/ongoing atc/ Christmas swaps, etc)

2) Those you have only swapped with once or twice and if it has been recent (last year or so) or not.

3) One or two swappers from our list that you have ALWAYS wanted to swap with but have not had the opportunity to do so before.

Please don't send this list to me now, it'll be what I'm looking for when sign ups are over and I get ready to partner.

Thanks!
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Title: Re: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on March 23, 2019 10:24:22 AM
Yay!  StudioANF and I are practically neighbors.  We'll be able to get together and craft together for this swap :)


Oooh quaggy, you are quite the cheerleader!! And it's worked! StudioANF has joined in the fun!!



Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Bugaboo1 on March 24, 2019 05:40:10 PM
Kind of loving the preswap creating to send what you love. I finally had some craftiness time this weekend so got something I love made up!!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Onyxnox on March 25, 2019 01:59:53 AM
Ooooooh - OK, will keep an eye on this one... I should stop swapping so I can do some seriously cleaning of the craft room, but I just can't/won't do it - this may be too tempting....


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 25, 2019 07:29:25 AM
I just spent some time going through my previous swaps, listing the partners I've had in one-to-one partnering through the years, and it's crazy that I've only had maybe 5 repeat partners!

onyxnox I hope it'll work out for you to join in!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: seeuudee on March 25, 2019 12:31:18 PM
I have given in and sent in my questionnaire.

I keep coming back and reading it through, so decided to just give in and join in the fun :D


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 25, 2019 01:43:33 PM
seeuudee has jumped off the fence and into the swap to join us! I am so glad she did!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 26, 2019 04:26:44 AM
I have a few personal projects on my radar at the moment, so if I can clear my slate a little bit, I'll hop in on this one :) I've been out of the loop for a while and have just gotten back into swapping again after a previous 2yr hiatus, but technically even longer as that last swap 2yr ago was shop the swap where I offered pre-crafted items and didn't craft for a partner in specific. So, it's actually been around 7-8 years! Oh my! Got that dry spell kicked with the Color in a Box swap that just wrapped up, and also with the Craft with a FQ swap finished as well. Looking forward to continuing down the crafty rabbit hole with more partners in more swaps. I see several names I've admired for many-a-year, perhaps if I join I'll be lucky enough to be partnered with a couple of them :D


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 26, 2019 05:11:13 AM
TheSapphireMoon It's so nice to have you back and swapping with us! There are some pretty epic names on this list, and I have many Craftster-crushes in this list myself! I hope it works out for you. Remember, the first package is simple, and you could even pull a pre-made favorite item of yours for it. The second package send outs are 2 months away! 

I hope to do some major match-making when it comes to partnering!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: dontneedaclassroom on March 26, 2019 06:34:56 PM
I haven't done a swap in a while, this sounds like fun!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: dharma_rebel on March 26, 2019 07:07:54 PM
Whew! Finally got some time to get signed up. There are some awesome swappers on this list! Now to figure out whatís going on my first package.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 27, 2019 04:31:08 AM
You guys!!!! We've now got dontneedaclassroom and dharma_rebel swapping with us! They haven't swapped much in quite a while, so this is a treat for us! Welcome ladies!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: quaggy on March 27, 2019 04:52:09 AM
lol  dharma_rebel was my partner in my very 1st ever swap back in February 2009 the postcard swap...wow 10 years ago.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kwality570 on March 27, 2019 02:01:42 PM
I'm thinking of joining this one. I'm sure it would be a ton of fun, but I'm still sitting on the fence. I'm thinking for my first package, something monstery would be in order, but I'm not sure that everyone would like that. I still have a few days to hem and haw on it. :)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 27, 2019 02:03:24 PM
kwality570 I'm not sure there is a person on this site who wouldn't be thrilled to own one of your monsters! It's like a rite-of-passage of sorts to get one! Also, the first package represents YOU, so I say....we need you and your monsters! I hope you do join!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 27, 2019 02:38:48 PM
Thinking about joining :) I did a couple of these ages ago and got to know deathbeforedishes and Cackle!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 27, 2019 02:39:27 PM
Also love the shrinking down of the swap size. Definitely makes it easier to consider doing this.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 27, 2019 03:17:03 PM
PerfectlyBohemian I'd love to add your name to our epic list!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kwality570 on March 28, 2019 05:31:00 AM
I just signed up for two partners. It's a bit of a way to go from not being sure to two partners, but I think this will be a fun swap.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 28, 2019 06:29:49 AM
Alrighty! Jumped in with both feet!! Looking forward to making new friends ;)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 28, 2019 08:36:02 AM
I am so excited that both kwality570 and TheSapphireMoon are joining in on the fun!

We have such a fun group of swappers!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kwality570 on March 28, 2019 10:25:49 AM
I went from being on the fence to two partners in 0.2 seconds. :)

I think this will be a super fun swap.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 29, 2019 05:24:59 AM
Oh my! This long sign up period is halfway through! For anyone still on the fence, you still have about 9 days to decide! Remember, you can already be crafting for your first package! We've got some great swappers, and we'd love to add your name to our growing list!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: StudioANF on March 29, 2019 07:18:49 AM
I can't wait for partners. I really need to clean up my craft room as a way to tell what I have, supplies wise so I can be prepared.  (At least that is what I try to tell myself to get motivated to clean up! lol)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: lindyv321 on March 29, 2019 07:21:28 AM
I'm in! Just sent my info :)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: rhinoceroses on March 29, 2019 10:40:56 AM
This sounds like such fun! I could use the motivation to work on something besides yet more nursing bras or crib sheets.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 29, 2019 04:52:25 PM
We've got lindyv321 who's swapped hundreds of time, and rhinoceroses who's new-ish to swapping joining us! Welcome ladies!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 30, 2019 09:25:25 AM
Awesome. I need to finish my Q today.

Rhinoceroses has actually done lots of swaps through other groups and is an amazing crafter in a local group a bunch of us are in :D I snuck in a craft by her in a post once - she made the outfit on one of my repainted MH dolls I posted years ago. The teeny details are so amazing <3


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 30, 2019 09:28:42 AM
That's great! It'll be nice to see her work here, and watch her Craftster swapping and friendships grow!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Summer6061 on March 31, 2019 01:04:40 PM
Woohoo, I just got my questionnaire sent in!  I'm really looking forward to making some new Craftster friends!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 31, 2019 01:24:21 PM
A warm welcome to the lovely Summer6061! So glad you're joining in the fun!

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Only 6 more days to sign up!
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Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 01, 2019 10:36:28 AM
LOL! Loving the Annual April 1st shenanigans on the site today!! Some of the change-ups on words are hilarious as people go on about their normal day-to-day chatting and stuff is coming up all jargon-y. HA!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 01, 2019 10:43:23 AM
What are you talking about Sapphire? I don't see anything unusual...


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on April 01, 2019 11:49:06 PM
OMG I want to sign up for this, but Iíll have to wait until tomorrow so I can understand everything in the info.... LOL


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 02, 2019 12:15:28 PM
Now that the super fun April Fool's shenanigans have ended for the year, I can officially announce the wonderful PerfectlyBohemian has joined us! mountainsandclouds, you the swap details should make much more sense now!

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Sign Ups close on Saturday!
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Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kartiana on April 02, 2019 08:37:21 PM
Thinking about joining! I'm going to sleep on it and probably sign up tomorrow  :) Just have to pick a craft to make, I tend to jump between favorites  :D


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 03, 2019 01:53:50 PM
And kartiana is in!

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3 more days to sign up
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Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 04, 2019 10:32:05 AM
Last 2 days full days to sign up!!!!  I have my kid's opening day of soccer Saturday, and I will close out the swap afterwards! We've got a great group of swappers! Please check the second post, and start making your lists for me. I hope to have some awesome new Make-A-Friend pairs.


Check In, Make a Friend Question:

What fictional place would you most like to go to?


Title: Re: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kartiana on April 04, 2019 11:32:21 AM

Check In, Make a Friend Question:

What fictional place would you most like to go to?

Hobbiton  :D it seems so peaceful with good food and plenty of nature.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 04, 2019 11:59:35 AM
Last 2 days full days to sign up!!!!  I have my kid's opening day of soccer Saturday, and I will close out the swap afterwards! We've got a great group of swappers! Please check the second post, and start making your lists for me. I hope to have some awesome new Make-A-Friend pairs.


Check In, Make a Friend Question:

What fictional place would you most like to go to?

Wonderland! :)

Or also the Shire.

Or Hogwarts.... geez so many places :x


Title: Re: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: StudioANF on April 04, 2019 12:34:53 PM

Check In, Make a Friend Question:

What fictional place would you most like to go to?

Hmmm....its a tie between Hogwarts and the Cantina in Star Wars :)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kittykill on April 04, 2019 12:45:24 PM
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What fictional place would you most like to go to?

Oz or maybe the enchanted forest.


Title: Re: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: dharma_rebel on April 04, 2019 12:46:40 PM

Check In, Make a Friend Question:

What fictional place would you most like to go to?

The Good Place. Forkiní right.


Title: Re: Re: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: StudioANF on April 04, 2019 12:47:54 PM

Check In, Make a Friend Question:

What fictional place would you most like to go to?

The Good Place. Forkiní right.

bahahaha I love that show :)


Title: Re: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kwality570 on April 04, 2019 12:55:19 PM
Last 2 days full days to sign up!!!!  I have my kid's opening day of soccer Saturday, and I will close out the swap afterwards! We've got a great group of swappers! Please check the second post, and start making your lists for me. I hope to have some awesome new Make-A-Friend pairs.


Check In, Make a Friend Question:

What fictional place would you most like to go to?

Wonderland! :)

Or also the Shire.

Or Hogwarts.... geez so many places :x

I'll second Wonderland. As long as no one tried to off my head. :)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 04, 2019 02:08:11 PM
I'll second Wonderland. As long as no one tried to off my head. :)

Excellent point :)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 04, 2019 02:15:47 PM
I think the Shire would be grand...I love Asgaard before it was no more!
(Thor)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: rhinoceroses on April 04, 2019 03:41:45 PM

Check In, Make a Friend Question:

What fictional place would you most like to go to?


I can't choose one! So I say any Federation vessel or station with a holodeck so I can visit them all :)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: mandykaye on April 04, 2019 06:41:45 PM
Cutting it close...but I think I just may join! Haven't done a swap for quite awhile! I just started the ATC swaps again too! I think I can say that other than ATC swaps and last summer's LV swap, I haven't really swapped any packages in over a year! I have to verify that though lol! I'm pretty sure that if I've swapped with anyone in this swap its been well over a year by now! I follow a few of you on Instagram though! I'll get my q in asap!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 04, 2019 06:57:23 PM
Cutting it close...but I think I just may join! Haven't done a swap for quite awhile! I just started the ATC swaps again too! I think I can say that other than ATC swaps and last summer's LV swap, I haven't really swapped any packages in over a year! I have to verify that though lol! I'm pretty sure that if I've swapped with anyone in this swap its been well over a year by now! I follow a few of you on Instagram though! I'll get my q in asap!


Welcome to the swap mandykaye! You even had a few days to spare! We are glad to have you here!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 05, 2019 04:12:49 AM
I'm with rhinoceroses on the holodeck option, I too cannot choose just one fictional place to visit. I've watched so many movies and shows, there's a lot of places I'd visit for sure :)

EEK! 2 days!! YAY!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: endymion on April 05, 2019 04:58:38 AM
So many wonderful fictional places; too hard to choose! But Narnia and Hogwarts both came to mind, and I did think Wonderland was a good suggestion, as well.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 05, 2019 05:19:29 AM
 Just to keep the conversation going and to have fun, I am going to try to pop in and ask a "get to know you" question every day or two. (I have a conversation starters website bookmarked with great questions). This are not required to be answered every day, but from now on, please try to pop in and post at least once a week.)

If it's been a few days since you've checked into the thread, feel free to answer more than one question at a time.

Today's question:
What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 05, 2019 06:08:03 AM
Today's question:
What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?

Which 'incurable' diseases have been cured since I was last awake?


Title: Re: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: dharma_rebel on April 05, 2019 06:22:55 AM
Today's question:
What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?


Can I please get a toothbrush and a strong cup of coffee?


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: ChameleonHound on April 05, 2019 06:33:05 AM
Okay, working on signing up finally! I have to go through all my swaps for the partner list and I've been procrastinating on doing my questionnaire on my phone (because typing with this is blurg) but I'll be sending it soon!
Q1: The holodeck is a great answer as is the Shire (though I just stayed in a Hobbit hole airbnb!) But I also would love to visit Tortall or Narnia or the TARDIS.
Q2: "Did they invent teleportation yet?" If cryogenesis was a thing, I'd be holding out for a time I could travel in a moment.

Update: Questionnaire sent, thanks to the loan of a computer keyboard. Also, I wish I had kept better notes on who I've swapped with! Thankfully I was able to sleuth it out and recently I've swapped with only two people signed up so far, not counting ongoing ATCs.


Title: Re: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 05, 2019 07:28:35 AM
The Tardis.  Then I can go anywhere (and any time).

What fictional place would you most like to go to?


Title: Re: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 05, 2019 07:29:24 AM
Where's the bathroom?  I have to pee.


What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?



Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 05, 2019 08:05:35 AM
Do we know why or for how long we were being frozen? I feel like that would really affect the answer :) Here's some possible questions though:

A. Are we there in space yet?
B. Are we there in time yet?
C. Where's my husband/friends/pet(s)? (Do pets get to be frozen and brought along with us?)
D. Have we found other life forms yet?


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kittykill on April 05, 2019 08:10:22 AM
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What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?
Have apes taken over the world yet? What about robots?


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: endymion on April 05, 2019 08:38:35 AM
All the other questions mentioned, plus... Is Chik-Fil-A still in business?


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 05, 2019 08:41:47 AM
All the other questions mentioned, plus... Is Chik-Fil-A still in business?

*And is it Sunday? Because everyone only ever wants CFA on Sunday. (that's a lie, I want CFA every day).


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 05, 2019 09:17:53 AM
I'm not a fan of Chick-Fil-A, gasp(!), so if anyone needs to drop the swap, I understand.  ;)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 05, 2019 09:25:07 AM
I'm not a fan of Chick-Fil-A, gasp(!), so if anyone needs to drop the swap, I understand. &#129315;

lol.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 05, 2019 09:25:31 AM
If you could please hold off until Saturday afternoon to start sending the partner lists, that'll be helpful so it can include any last minute swappers. Thanks!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 05, 2019 09:58:13 AM
ChameleonHound has joined in on the fun! Welcome! We're all friends, here. :)


Title: Re: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: rhinoceroses on April 05, 2019 01:21:36 PM

Today's question:
What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?


No matter how long the sleep, coffee is always the first question and answer. Then real thinking can begin!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 05, 2019 01:57:27 PM
I have a small bladder, so I'd ask for the bathroom!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version (SU 3/19 to 4/6, SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: dontneedaclassroom on April 05, 2019 06:33:13 PM
If I've been frozen for 100 years, does that mean I get to be Captain America now?


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Mini Version SU CLOSE 1PM EST TODAY SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 06, 2019 08:15:50 AM
I know it's Saturday, but sign ups are closing promptly at 1pm EST today, so you still have a little time left to get your info in if you want to play.  Once sign ups close, those participating can start sending in their "who's been my partner" info listed in the 2nd post. I will start working on partnering once the majority of those come in.  Can't wait!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 06, 2019 10:05:20 AM
SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO PARTNERING! PLEASE START SENDING IN YOUR LISTS FROM POST 2!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 06, 2019 12:30:25 PM
I'm not a fan of Chick-Fil-A, gasp(!), so if anyone needs to drop the swap, I understand.  ;)

Never had CFA probably never will

If I woke up from being frozen I'd probably inquire who thought that would be a good idea???


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 06, 2019 02:34:48 PM
Me neither, BBM.  :P


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: endymion on April 06, 2019 02:48:53 PM
I grew up eating it and now live in a place that doesnít have a Chik-Fil-A restaurant, so now I can only eat it on vacations. It tastes like home to me!  :)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: mandykaye on April 06, 2019 05:42:13 PM
Q 1: Middle Earth for sure! Either the Shire, Gondor (post final battle ;)), Lothlorien, Rivendell, or Rhohan!
Q 2: I would ask what the date was probably and where I was lol!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Summer6061 on April 06, 2019 09:33:20 PM
Fictional location - Thereís a cozy murder mystery series that Iíve read that takes place at this amazing sounding book loverís resort, called Storyton Hall. Every time I read one of the books, I wish it were a real place so I could visit (just preferably at a time when there isnít a murder taking place  ;) ).
Upon waking in the future, Iíd ask, ĎWhatís new?í


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 07, 2019 06:21:17 AM
Oh a fictional location hmmm maybe the caves depicted in the Mammoth Hunters? A matriarchal society with natural spring hot tubs sounds nice about now lol


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 07, 2019 06:32:38 AM
Oh a fictional location hmmm maybe the caves depicted in the Mammoth Hunters? A matriarchal society with natural spring hot tubs sounds nice about now lol

That sounds fabulous!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 07, 2019 10:04:33 AM
Hi Everyone! I got about 1/2 of the Partner Lists in, which has already given me some pretty good info, so working on partners now!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 07, 2019 10:46:18 AM
Partners are listed on the 2nd post next to your name! Thanks to those who quickly sent in your partner lists. I took that info, organized it in a Word doc, had your questionnaire info in an Excel doc, and added on to that color coding as I go! Thank you to those who were happy with either. I was able to give most of you two partners.

I will send out the questionnaires a bit later, but let's go ahead and start MAKING A NEW FRIEND!


Also, question of the day is brought to you via a conversation I was having with my daughter yesterday.  She was asking if deaf people could play music. (yes).

So..question:

Would you rather be blind or deaf? Why?


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 07, 2019 11:07:57 AM
YAY!!! So I already messaged mine and did some stalking but in my defense I'm forcing myself to spin worsted yarn being a woolen spinner that's hell, and its this or do my taxes.....

Super inspired by both partners and ready to ship the "about me" portion!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kartiana on April 07, 2019 11:34:39 AM

Also, question of the day is brought to you via a conversation I was having with my daughter yesterday.  She was asking if deaf people could play music. (yes).

So..question:

Would you rather be blind or deaf? Why?

I'd rather be deaf because I think it would be a lot harder to craft if I were blind and crafting is really important to me... I get a lot of joy from the visual world. I think it would be challenging, but I could live without hearing things  :)

Thanks for partners! I'll stalk/message/etc when I have more time  :D


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 07, 2019 12:03:30 PM
Ok everyone: I have sent out partner info. I have put your partner(s) on the subject line. Please check that the names in your dm match the name on the 2nd post, and that the info I sent you all matches.

If your "About Me" package is ready, you may go ahead and begin shipping. The quicker they get out, the more info your partner will have about you! Don't worry. You all know the send out date is April 23rd!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 07, 2019 12:18:54 PM
Doing a happy dance over here! Had a horrible Friday (phone activation customer service woes followed by being rear ended after picking up my kitty from her chemo treatment followed by standing in the rain for an hour and poor kitty wetting her crate before we made it home) and forgot to update my partner list that I sent too early :x but I'm really excited to swap with Lindy ;D I already started work on my small over the week too :)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 07, 2019 12:21:57 PM

Also, question of the day is brought to you via a conversation I was having with my daughter yesterday.  She was asking if deaf people could play music. (yes).

So..question:

Would you rather be blind or deaf? Why?

I'd rather be deaf because I think it would be a lot harder to craft if I were blind and crafting is really important to me... I get a lot of joy from the visual world. I think it would be challenging, but I could live without hearing things  :)

Thanks for partners! I'll stalk/message/etc when I have more time  :D

I think I'd rather be blind. The day you realize you can never hear again nor recall the voice of a loved one is so sad. I think I could feel my children emotions and hear them instead of seeing them, I think I would be devastated if one day I forgot the sound of my children voices.


Title: Re: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: dharma_rebel on April 07, 2019 12:37:35 PM
PerfectlyBohemian, that sounds like a terrible Friday. I hope your weekend has improved drastically!

Also, question of the day is brought to you via a conversation I was having with my daughter yesterday.  She was asking if deaf people could play music. (yes).

So..question:

Would you rather be blind or deaf? Why?

I would rather be blind, because I think I would still be able to knit, even if it were just dishcloths. I donít think I could go without listening to music.

Iíve had a really hard time coming up with what Iím going to send in my first package, but I think I figured that out this morning as well!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: seeuudee on April 07, 2019 02:03:03 PM
Yay for partners! Have not managed to get on in a few days, so thought I better pop on and check in - so excited now!

What fictional place would you most like to go to?

Either Rivendell or Hogwarts, but the list is huge :D

What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?

Where is the ladies? Can I have a coffee please?

Would you rather be blind or deaf? Why?

I think I would rather be deaf - I could still do my sewing and paper craft and read books and see sunsets and rainbows. Although I would miss music!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: endymion on April 07, 2019 05:32:01 PM
Hooray for partners! Super excited!

Iíve been up to my ears in other commitments, so havenít started my first package yet, aside from doing lots of thinking about it during morning commutes and other free moments.  As usual, Iím torn between multiple project ideas. Which would represent me best? Hmmmm...

As far as the latest thought question goes, Iíd have to choose to be deaf. Iím such a strongly visual person, and so many of my favored crafts would be impossible if I were blind.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 07, 2019 06:06:28 PM
I would rather be deaf. It scares me to not be able to see. Plus, I think ASL is beautiful.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 07, 2019 06:26:08 PM
Have been pretty much unplugged since about 8pm Friday night...totally spaced on sending anything in ahead of partners being assigned! DH had the WHOLE weekend off with me, an oddity that hasn't happened in about 3-4 months, so I totally ignored anyone and anything else...including the laundry and dishes! Oh well, guess someone out there wanted me for a partner cuz I got 2 names in my inbox :) If not, tough! You're stuck with me now!! LOL!!

I'd have to choose deaf over blind. I'm a big sewer, jewelry maker, and cross stitch and embroidery...I'd be stupid lost in life without sight to do all of those things. I think I would also be lost without ever seeing first steps, ultrasounds of children, smiles of my loved ones and so many other things. I don't listen half the time anyway, so what's picking up not hearing 100% of the time? HA!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: mandykaye on April 07, 2019 08:08:18 PM
Yay! Partners!  ;D

As far as either being blind or deaf... I would hate to be either, but I am almost half blind as it is. If my glasses came up missing, I am more than legally blind! I would be able to function without my site better I guess. But, as for enjoyment, I think I'd much rather be able to see things than hear them even though I love music.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: ChameleonHound on April 07, 2019 10:13:20 PM
Excited about partners! Still on the road, my driving buddy and I have had the day from hell as we chase her luggage across the south. Maybe United will actually get it to the right airport tomorrow, 5th time's the charm.
The third question feels like I'd be judging communities that are both often subject to exclusion or misunderstanding, so I choose not to answer.
Hoping a morning in New Orleans tomorrow will fix today's woes before we continue eastward.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kwality570 on April 08, 2019 05:44:54 AM
Thank you so much for partners! I completely blipped this weekend on sending in a partner list, but you did an amazing job, BBM. I've missed a few questions even. Here they are:

What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?
It would probably be, "I'm still not rested. Can I go back to sleep?"

Would you rather be blind or deaf? Why?
I'd rather be deaf. I can't imagine biting into an apple and eating a worm and not know it. Or possibly eating moldy bread.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: StudioANF on April 08, 2019 07:48:42 AM
Yay partners!! :) I've already started crafting away.

Would you rather be blind or deaf? Why?

I'd have to go with deaf, because I'm a very visual person.  Creating is such a humongous part of my life, that I can't imagine not having that personal, visual connection to my work or seeing other's genuine responses to it.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 08, 2019 08:12:39 AM
Yay I shipped!! Don't worry I am not generally so organized, ahead of schedule nd ready to go...this is a rarity!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kittykill on April 08, 2019 08:37:07 AM
Yahoo for partners! Awesome!!!!!


Quote
Would you rather be blind or deaf? Why?
Deaf because I could still do my craft.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 08, 2019 09:38:07 AM
I'd go with blind. As much as I love my crafts, I love talking to my friends and socializing way more, and I think I'd prefer to lose my sight to still be able to hear them and be a part of conversation.

Plus, plenty of blind people still learn to do crafts :)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 08, 2019 09:58:08 AM
Today's question: What's the farthest you've ever been away from home? This could be during your childhood, or any time up to now. Interpret this however "home" feels to you.


I grew up in Alaska, and now I live in Ohio, so I would say that is the farthest I have been from "home."

But from Ohio as "home,"  the farthest I have been is Maui Hawaii.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kittykill on April 08, 2019 10:05:47 AM
I grew up in the south. At age 24  I drove, by myself, across country to Oregon. I didn't have a job and only knew my parents (they moved there a year before me). I'm 48 (almost 49-EEEPPP) now. I consider Oregon my home. I never felt like I really "fit in" in the south. The west coast is definitely the place for me. During football and basketball season I still cheer for my University of North Carolina Tarheels, but I'm a left coast girl.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 08, 2019 10:21:17 AM
I grew up between homes in the us and Italy anytime I left one country for the other I was ďhomeĒ sick though I have no hometown


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: dharma_rebel on April 08, 2019 10:36:03 AM
When I was in undergrad I visited Beijing and Inner Mongolia. Thatís the furthest I e been from home AND the only foreign country Iíve ever visited unless you count Canada, which I donít because I have lived my whole life in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia is basically the same as Washington.  :D


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 08, 2019 10:36:38 AM
I have lived in Ohio since 2000 (long story how I got here and not gonna thumb type it!) While it has become comfortable, it is still not home. I'd rather be on the West Coast near Portland/Seattle. The culture there fits my vibe much better!


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 08, 2019 10:37:20 AM
Wow, Beijing and Mongolia! How cool! Do you remember it?


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kartiana on April 08, 2019 10:57:20 AM
Today's question: What's the farthest you've ever been away from home? This could be during your childhood, or any time up to now. Interpret this however "home" feels to you.

I think Pigeon Forge Tennessee is the farthest I've ever been from home... I grew up in Central Oregon and live in Southwest Washington right now. I lived in California for a few years and that is the farthest I ever felt from home  :'( ...Washington and Oregon are home for me and probably always will be :)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: lindyv321 on April 08, 2019 10:59:31 AM
Yay for partners! I was out of town and excited to come back to see who I was paired with!

The farthest Iíve been from home is probably Hawaii.


Title: Re: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: dharma_rebel on April 08, 2019 11:12:16 AM
Wow, Beijing and Mongolia! How cool! Do you remember it?

Yes, I totally remember it. I like to say that my experience was very yin and yang. It was beautiful and disgusting, incredible and awful all at the same time, and I wouldnít trade it for anything. At the end of the 3 week trip though, I was so ready to get home and honestly, very grateful to live in the U. S.


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Post by: StudioANF on April 08, 2019 11:18:07 AM
I grew up in a military family, so we always moved around the coasts. Even went from the west to the east coast before my dad finally had us settle in VA (Hampton Roads area). Even then, it didn't really feel like "home" to me. My husband and I lived in Northern VA for his work for a while, and then when he could work from home, it was time to leave behind that crazy hustle and bustle for something calmer.  We ended up in NC and I can finally say this feels like home to me.

The farthest I've been I think is Rome with DH on our honeymoon cruise. We did a 14 day transatlantic cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida that traveled across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, hitting a bunch of ports before ending in Rome.  We spent a few extra days there exploring the city before heading home. It was the most magical trip ever and we are dying to go back.


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Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 08, 2019 11:21:56 AM
The farthest I've been from home was probably on my honeymoon when I visited some Tuscany vineyards (in 2012). Home for me is in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina now (been here a little over 7 years). Originally Florida was my home (19 years in Panama City before going to college then heading up to NC).


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Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 08, 2019 11:22:47 AM
Yay for partners! I was out of town and excited to come back to see who I was paired with!

The farthest Iíve been from home is probably Hawaii.

Hiiii!!! ;D


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 08, 2019 12:40:21 PM
I used to live in FL, and I took a trip to California in 2002, so that's definitely the furthest from home I've ever been so far to date ;) I now live in Indiana, so being smack in the middle of the US, basically, I'll have to get to Europe or Asia or Australia to likely beat FL to CA in distance.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 08, 2019 01:52:57 PM
The link to the Gallery is on the very first post, but also here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457964.0) if you want to bookmark it.


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: quaggy on April 08, 2019 02:36:20 PM
I have been missing in action so sorry I have about 6 pages to catch up on looks like I have missed a lot. Sorry life took me off the beaten path for a few days let me see just what I need to post for answers to ? Back after dinner and going through the pages I am behind on


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Post by: endymion on April 08, 2019 03:46:22 PM
My husband won a family trip to Hawaii when my son was young. It felt so magical and we felt so blessed because we never could have afforded to go otherwise. It was beautiful and peaceful there. [Staring dreamily into the distance, reminiscing...]


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Post by: mandykaye on April 08, 2019 07:48:54 PM
Farthest traveled? I live in Michigan and we've driven across country to Washington twice to visit family! I love it there!!! I don't know if I love the mountains or ocean more? You can have both there plus rain forests!


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Post by: seeuudee on April 08, 2019 10:57:13 PM
Without working it out, I am not sure which is the furthest, but I have always lived in the UK and have travelled to Australia, South Africa and twice to America. I think it is probably Australia!


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Post by: Onyxnox on April 09, 2019 01:55:02 AM
Aw dang - I got distracted with cleaning out the gardens with Jim these past few days (a huge mess from the winter) and missed the dead line!  Oh well - look forward to seeing the gallery on this one and hopefully another one will happen in the future!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 09, 2019 04:07:25 AM
I've been doing some thinking about our international swappers and the cost of shipping.

For international swappers only, I am going to edit package sending requirements as follows:

Package 1: You may choose to only send your letter to your partner as package one. However, your craft must be completed, your small must be purchased, and you must share a picture in the Gallery by the send out date for package 1 of these two items for your partner to see. Please let your partner and myself know if you are only sending your letter for package 1, and if that goes missing, you will be required to resend your letter.

Package 2: This will include original requirements of package 2, plus you will send the craft and small from package 1 as well.



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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 09, 2019 11:45:45 AM
Hey guys....FYI....it is A-OK to choose one of your favorite crafts to make from your stash to send on to your partner.  I'm guessing if you have a favorite craft (anyone say zip pouches?), you'll have a bunch hanging around!

I have a good portion of my letter to partner #1 written. I need to finish it and decide if I want to send the same letter to partner #2 or if I want to write a different one.

While out shopping today, I picked up some things to equal the store-bought small requirement.

I'll post today's question in the next post.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 09, 2019 11:55:07 AM
Today's question: If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?


This one is very personal for me, so new friends, be prepared for a special glimpse into my childhood.

My mom has a lot of severe mental health and physical health problems. Without going into too much detail, she's been in therapy for as long as I can remember, and has been very persuadable by said therapists. So, when I was around 8-10 (I can't really remember for sure,) her therapist said that "getting divorced and changing your name will help her with her problems."  So she did. She divorced my dad, and changed her ENTIRE name.  FIRST. MIDDLE. LAST.  I'm not kidding. She had to go to court in front of a judge to do so.  She was born Janna Lynn J---. Her married name was Janna Lynn Hunt.   And, when I was an impressionable 8-10 year old girl, she told me that I would eventually get used to her now being Cynthia Renee A----.   Let me tell you, I am now 38 years old, and Cindy is a completely different person than the Janna of my childhood.


Anyhoo.....so, I always HATED my middle name. It was too plain and boring.  But....I was NEVER going to just go and change my name just because. So....when I got married in 2003, I bumped out my maiden middle name, made my maiden last name my middle name, and my married name my last name.

That said...I don't spend much time thinking of alternate names for myself.  I did, however, have  my son's name picked out since I was a senior in High School. I only had to wait 9 years to use it! Luckily my dh likes it too!


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Post by: kittykill on April 09, 2019 12:04:21 PM
When I got married, I changed my last name because I love the way it sounds. It reminds me of a 1970's Los Angeles weather girl. "Now for our weather, it's Pam Pedersen. "Thanks Rusty! Today we are going to have fun in the sun!"  :D  Also, if you ever notice, every movie or tv show has a Pedersen as a neighbor or coworker (my last name is pronounced PETERSEN -except with a D). My husband's grandmother was a Petersen and married a Pedersen. She was really keeping it Scandinavian.  ;D

I have friends who got married and combined their last names. His was Blair and hers was Stone so now they are Blairstones.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 09, 2019 12:06:52 PM
One of my college bffs had friends who married who had the same last name but the spelling was different (like your Pederson/Peterson.)  I had a good friend from church in HS whose name was Peder.


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 09, 2019 01:22:51 PM
With my family I am actually known as a completely different name than when Iím in the US and use my first name on my bc and my ex husbands last name because Iím not going through the time effort and expense of changing it


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Post by: kartiana on April 09, 2019 03:17:47 PM
I have always loved my first and middle name and have never had the desire to change them (although I do go by my middle name). I was married and divorced more than a few years ago and kept my married last name because I liked it better than my maiden name but when I married again I had them use my maiden name for the ceremony and now it's changed to my husbands last name. I don't love my married last name now, but I do love my husband so it's a decent trade off  ;)

I have thought about changing my craftster name to Reinikka though (my middle name) but since I've been kartiana on here so long I might as well keep it.  :)


Title: Re: 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SU CLOSED!! SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: ChameleonHound on April 09, 2019 08:35:35 PM
Sorry for my absence, still traveling. For the traveling question, it would probably be China, specifically Beijing and Guangzhou. There were some other far trips but that's basically the other side of the globe from the northeastern  US. I also have visited Alaska and Hawaii and driven all the way to San Diego, and Eastport ME, so now that I'm in Florida I am making a point to drive down to Key West one day so I can have done every corner of the country.

For the name question, I like mine! I am a bird nerd named Robin, and I have always loved the story of Robin Hood. I also like that my first, middle and last names are each 5 letters, and my best friend and I both have RK as our first and last initials (and we even write them the same way!)


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Post by: endymion on April 10, 2019 01:02:53 AM
When I was young, I never liked my first or last name. I started various campaigns over my teen years, trying to promote different nicknames for myself. None of them really stuck.

There was a last name that I was always especially drawn to, thinking it sounded very pretty and romantic. In an odd turn of fate, I met and married a man with that last name! He asked me if I wanted to keep my last name after marriage, and I could honestly say I was especially keen to take his!

Iím now quite comfortable and happy with the name I have.


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Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 10, 2019 04:14:33 AM
I had typed out a response to this but it got lost in cyber space somewhere.

I've always liked the name Alexandra/Alexia/Alex.

When I was a young angst-y teenager I wrote sad depressing poetry and used the pen name "Alexandria Myers".


Today's question: If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?




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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 10, 2019 04:23:26 AM
I've never cared for my given first name, it got made fun of too much in school as I also have a deep voice for a woman...so yeah :( I played around with a couple nicknames, one of which was Damien, odd for a chick, I know. I used that one for a while in letters, but was a bit too chicken to try to verbalize it as a nickname. Once I got into middle school, I read a book called The Silver Kiss and I completely fell in love with the female main character's name of Zoe (with the double dot above the e, don't know how to make that happen here on the forum text!). I made that name my pen name from that moment on. Once I hit high school, I made use of it for my nickname (citing its use as my pen name and that made assimilation of it as my nickname WAY easier with it not correlating with any part of my given name at all) and have continued to use it and will keep on using it until the day I die. I have some die-hard folks that are well over 20yr my friends and they have never really gotten used to calling me Zoe, and of course my parents have NEVER used my nickname! LOL! DUH, big surprise, right? I won't ever change it legally, I just think it says something to them about disrespect for them having made me and named me when I was born if I turn around and change my name like that...just my thoughts on that.

Oh, and when I married, the social security office clerk didn't actually ask me if I wanted my maiden name for my middle name...he just changed my maiden name to my married name, leaving my first and middle name completely intact. That's exactly what I wanted! As I DO like my middle name, just never have gone by it as I didn't feel it 'fit' me as well as Zoe did. Also, having a first name, and then a last name as a middle name just doesn't sound right or flow right if one is shouting out your full name in times of strife! LOL!! I never EVER wanted to hyphenate either, that's just too damn complicated. I always had the 'romantic' notion of taking my husband's last name when I married, as I know that's actually 'fallen out of popularity' anymore these days, but I have always held fast to that :)


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Post by: quaggy on April 10, 2019 04:33:26 AM
Still behind but I am alive and well.    

Imaginary place:  Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory.  Stressed by work so I need chocolate.

Furthermost place traveled:  Florida Colorado or Neveda

Name change:   I like mine  Robin Lea (pronounced Lee)  Not sure I would want to change it, but as a child they called me Stony Eye so that might work.   The reason for this nickname I was told, my eyes shined like diamonds, always brilliant and clear.  Kinda sounds like a druggie.  ;D


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Post by: kwality570 on April 10, 2019 06:42:26 AM
Answers:
Furthermost place traveled: When I was in high school, I was in 4-H. They did a trip to Belize to help out with 4-H camps down there since they were just launching the program. That's definitely the furthest I've traveled from Michigan!

Name change: I always used to hate my first name. It's Leann. My dad's middle name is Lee and my mom's middle name is Ann, so it was a cute mix of both of them, but to me it's kind of a hillbilly name where two are slammed together. I'm used to it as an adult, though.


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Post by: lindyv321 on April 10, 2019 07:25:36 AM
I used to hate my name as a kid. Itís an odd name and you could never find it on any of the little knickknacks and doodads that have names on them. Now that Iím all grown up I donít mind it so much though


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 10, 2019 08:03:20 AM
LeeAnn is my neice's middle name for mostly same reason. Her dad's middle mashed with her grandma and great-grandma's middle.


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Post by: dharma_rebel on April 10, 2019 09:38:21 AM
Iíve never disliked my name, but I always felt it was plain and kind of boring. And, I donít understand why sometimes people pronounce Rachel like ďRachelleĒ. In middle school I spelled it Raychel. No one mispronounced it then! Iíve gone back to the boring way, and correcting people.  And my middle name is Elise, which I used to hate but now I love.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 10, 2019 01:56:25 PM
I am loving the answers to these questions. I hope you are finding this fun, and it helps to keep the thread active.


Today's question: What weird food combinations do you enjoy?

When I was a kid, my mom would not put any seasoning on taco meat because she claimed my brother didn't like it, so I got into the habit of adding A1 sauce to tacos.

I don't know if this is weird or not, but I like peanut butter on banana bread.


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Post by: kartiana on April 10, 2019 02:20:00 PM

Today's question: What weird food combinations do you enjoy?


I don't think any of these are weird, but I've been told they are, lol... I like dill weed and garlic salt on hamburgers and on potatoes (along with other herbs). Some people think dill weed is just for fish, but I put it on just about everything  ::) I also used to eat corn chips with cream cheese. And I like butter on graham crackers... when I was little my mom thought I was too little (low body weight) and she would add butter to some of my foods, she put it on my peanut butter sandwiches which I do NOT recommend  :P but I did like it on graham crackers and now I always crave it when I open a new package.


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 10, 2019 02:25:56 PM
Weird food combo getvready for this!!! Iím keto so low carbs no sugar

You take pork rinds, coat themnin butter, use an allose  and cinnamon mixture and generously coat. Then I pop them in the oven 270 for 20 min to dry them back out. Can add some sliced almonds as well and itís rither a crunchy snack like a churro or serve with some almond milk itís like eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 10, 2019 04:44:07 PM
My dad puts peanut butter on grilled cheese!


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Post by: rhinoceroses on April 10, 2019 06:57:58 PM
I got crazy sick over the weekend, but luckily was only mostly dead which is apparently curable with antibiotics. Yay!

For furthest traveled from home question: I lived in Panama, South America for a while, but it was definitely home so it didn't feel like a true traveling away! So probably Germany when we went with my spouse's parents on one of the river cruises. And the farthest north is probably Iceland?

I used to hate my name as a kid. Itís an odd name and you could never find it on any of the little knickknacks and doodads that have names on them. Now that Iím all grown up I donít mind it so much though

Ditto about the nicknacks and doodads (and personalized pencils! how I wanted them). My name was really common people my age but not the spelling, and everyone who had a similar name went by some variant of Katie or Cathy anyway. So I was at least rare in the use of my full name among classmates of Katie M, Katie P, etc.

Today's question: What weird food combinations do you enjoy?

Growing up my favorite breakfast was mustard on toast. Don't really do toast as much anymore, but I'll put mustard on just about anything!


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Post by: mandykaye on April 10, 2019 09:06:20 PM
I received from Bugaboo1 today and posted in the gallery!!!

I've always wanted a more hippie sounding name like Willow or Rain. But, I've never really thought about changing it. I did change my last name when I got married because I like change lol! Plus I got to move up one letter in the alphabet lol!

Weird food combos? I add ketchup to my bean soup...? I don't usually like mixing my foods. Growing up everything had to be separate on my plate. I didn't like my food touching lol! I'm not picky, just don't like to mix my sweet and savory stuff. I can't think of anything really weird that I combine.


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Post by: kwality570 on April 11, 2019 05:25:34 AM
Weird food combos: I don't think I really have any. I'm pretty standard when it comes to food, but I generally always bring leftovers from home for breakfast the next day at work. People get so weirded out that I eat spaghetti or pork chops or whatever I have for breakfast. I definitely don't have any qualms about it, but other people definitely do!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 11, 2019 05:51:57 AM
My DH likes peanut butter sandwiches with tomato soup...ewwww...

I like to dip my Wendy's fries in my Frosty and have done so for as far back as I can remember! I like ketchup on scrambled eggs, and I also like it on Kraft mac n cheese. I will eat sardines directly out of the can, but only on very rare occasions. DH recently introduced me to sardines canned in mustard and I like those a lot. I, too, like to put various types of mustard on various food items and to use it in sauces. I like the bit of it.


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Post by: dharma_rebel on April 11, 2019 06:16:22 AM
Weird food combos? I add ketchup to my bean soup...? I don't usually like mixing my foods. Growing up everything had to be separate on my plate. I didn't like my food touching lol! I'm not picky, just don't like to mix my sweet and savory stuff. I can't think of anything really weird that I combine.

I'm with you. I couldn't really come up with anything weird either. I actually still don't like a lot of my food to touch. If it's spaghetti night, I need an extra bowl or plate for salad and veggies.


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Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 11, 2019 07:56:39 AM
i'll eat leftovers for breakfast too.
Work people get really weirded out when I eat salad or tuna for breakfast.

Not weird to me, but most people think is weird - I grew up eating dill pickle and peanut butter sandwiches.
I'll still eat one every now and then.

Weird food combos: I don't think I really have any. I'm pretty standard when it comes to food, but I generally always bring leftovers from home for breakfast the next day at work. People get so weirded out that I eat spaghetti or pork chops or whatever I have for breakfast. I definitely don't have any qualms about it, but other people definitely do!


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Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 11, 2019 07:58:46 AM
I haven't been to a Wendy's in ages but I loved French fries dipped in frosty.  I had a cat that loved it too.  We would share.

I grew up putting ketchup in Kraft mac and cheese too.

And at any given time I probably have 6 types of mustard in my fridge.


My DH likes peanut butter sandwiches with tomato soup...ewwww...

I like to dip my Wendy's fries in my Frosty and have done so for as far back as I can remember! I like ketchup on scrambled eggs, and I also like it on Kraft mac n cheese. I will eat sardines directly out of the can, but only on very rare occasions. DH recently introduced me to sardines canned in mustard and I like those a lot. I, too, like to put various types of mustard on various food items and to use it in sauces. I like the bit of it.


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Post by: kittykill on April 11, 2019 08:01:09 AM
When I make meatloaf, I chop up dill pickles and put them in. It is the only way I like meatloaf. I also put a little ketchup on it. Basically I am making a big hamburger. LOL!


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Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 11, 2019 08:06:19 AM
I like the sound of that!

When I make meatloaf, I chop up dill pickles and put them in. It is the only way I like meatloaf. I also put a ketchup on it. Basically I am making a big hamburger. LOL!


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Post by: Summer6061 on April 11, 2019 09:06:46 AM
I changed my last name when I got married and I always find it interesting that Iíve only had this name for 7.5 years, yet itís the name I associate with myself, even though I had my other name for 28 years.

Food combos...well, growing up I loved dipping my toast in ranch for breakfast (we dipped everything in ranch, lol).  Itís been a long time since Iíve had my toast like that, but now Iím craving it, it was delicious!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 11, 2019 09:27:07 AM
I was just thinking today how I am getting closer to having had my marriee name as long as my maiden.

I will update and comment on Gallery probably tomorrow. I am subbing, using Craftster on my phone while the kids are doing a writing practice test, and I am horrible with thumb typing.

Today's question: Do you have any interesting habits you'd like to share?


I always put socks and shoes on my left foot first or it "feels weird," and my shoelaces have to be the same tightness or it annoys me. Bookmarks have to be right side up in a book, and thanks to cashiering at Taco Bell as a teen, dollar bills all have to be straightened and facing the same direction.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 11, 2019 10:43:26 AM
Good grief...I could write a BOOK on all the 'interesting' habits I have!! Hmmm...here's just a sample...

Dishes/cups/silverware from the dishwasher have to go under or behind the 'existing' dishes or silverware already there in the cabinets and drawers to make sure to use the 'old' stuff first so the same exact dishes/silverware aren't getting all the use and wear all the time and others getting none.

I fold all my underwear into squares and have them stacked up in my drawer. I also 'cycle' them like the dishes/silverware above for the same line of thinking.

All containers/cans/bottles have to be turned with the labels facing forward where ever they are (fridge, cabinet, pantry, etc.).

Items put in the grocery cart have to all be stacked up neatly and pushed to the back (where I'm pushing from). If not, then everything slides and falls over when I push off with the cart to keep moving. My husband CANNOT follow this direction...so he's not allowed to put anything in the cart! LOL! He has to hand it to me and I have to put it where I want it in the cart.

And my list could go on and on and on!!

BONUS, here's one that's NOT mine...
My husband has to have the volume level set at an even number at whatever level he's listening to the TV...18...14...22, etc.


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Post by: kittykill on April 11, 2019 10:53:09 AM
One sweet thing that I do is that I can not go to sleep until this happens:

Me: Goodnight
Hubby: Goodnight, love you
Me: Love you too. Sweet dreams, see ya in the morning.
Hubby: Yes you will

 I can not go to sleep until I hear him say, "Yes you will."

One weird thing-I always eat everything from the middle. Always! Sandwiches, omelets, everything. I eat the good stuff first!

Weird craft related: I never ever ever cross stitch from the middle. I always start on the left.  It drives me crazy to stitch from the middle.  :D


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 11, 2019 11:27:53 AM
I prefer even numbers too!


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Post by: kartiana on April 11, 2019 02:27:38 PM
I am really weird with my numbers too and I can't explain it.... some numbers are fine, some are great, and some are awful.

One of my habits is I'm very texture aware and when I'm in a store with fabric (craft, clothing, towels, etc) I have to reach out and touch almost everything I walk by! I have a special type of blanket I have to sleep with because of its texture. I also have to sleep with the blankets in a specific order and I can't sleep with no blankets no matter how hot it is.

I'm really weird with my water; I can only drink it if I haven't seen where it came from or if I'm getting it I have to turn the tap on, wait a sec, fill my glass, move my glass out of the water and then turn it off. And I can not drink water from a bathroom tap, I know it's the same water as the kitchen but I just can't do it!

I hate when my food touches too and if I'm at a restaurant I will not eat the areas where food has mixed (so there will be a line of rice, sauce, etc left on my plate). And I'm the opposite of kittykill with my eating order, I eat around the edge of my food first and always try to save the best bite for last  :D


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Post by: mandykaye on April 11, 2019 03:49:38 PM
I'm sure others share in my hatred of left hand turns while driving, but I will plan my route to avoid as many left turns as possible! And if I have to make left turns in town, I make sure there is a traffic light that will have a left turn "arrow", which will assure that I don't have to wait for oncoming traffic lol!

Other habits? I'm a creature of changing it up as much as I can so not sure how many "habits" I have. They must all be subconscious lol! I do have to sleep on the left side of the bed though. I can't fall asleep on the other side. And it must be very dark in my room while I sleep as well. And since I stay up all night and sleep half the day, I have all my windows blocked out lol!


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Post by: Summer6061 on April 11, 2019 05:55:41 PM
I just text my husband asking him if I have any strange habits, as most of my habits seem normal to me.  He responded with, 'Do I have to answer?'  So it would appear that I do have some.  Now just waiting to hear what they are...

Here's one that I can think of on my own.  I tend to taste most of my 5 year old son's food/medication/formula before I give it to him.  I don't taste the medicine every time, just an initial taste when he first starts on it.  I taste the food (baby foods that he eats by mouth) to make sure it hasn't gone bad and I taste the meds/formula because I want to know what he might be tasting.  I say might, because he has a feeding tube that he receives his meds and formula through, so they actually bypass his taste buds and go straight into his tummy.  However, I've often smelled the medication on his breath which makes me wonder if he does sometimes taste it and if he does, I want to know what he's tasting.  Also, he's non-verbal, which plays a big role.  After all, if he can't tell me that the food's gone bad, how else will I know?


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Post by: Summer6061 on April 11, 2019 05:56:56 PM
And since I stay up all night and sleep half the day, I have all my windows blocked out lol!

What kind of work do you do during the night (assuming that work is the reason you stay up all night)?


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 11, 2019 05:57:29 PM
Having swapped with you before, Summer, I can say that he has the most amazing mommy he can have!


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Post by: Summer6061 on April 11, 2019 07:44:18 PM
Thank you, Laura, I really appreciate that!  He is the sweetest little boy and I am one blessed mama!


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Post by: mandykaye on April 12, 2019 12:04:07 AM
And since I stay up all night and sleep half the day, I have all my windows blocked out lol!

What kind of work do you do during the night (assuming that work is the reason you stay up all night)?

I currently don't work, but my last job (factory) I worked second and third shifts. My husband works third shift right now so I'm on his schedule. I tried to work first shift for years and just couldn't get used to it! I was always afraid of sleeping through my alarm (which I did a few times)!


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 12, 2019 02:25:35 AM
Hmm weird habits? Nothing weird to me but I am one of those I have to put things away and have order (note I live with the extreme opposite who functions better in piling)

Mine would probably be in like work type items. Doing higher level math I have some odd habits of how I have to complete a formula. I have to produce a lot of spread sheets and reports so they have to be designed specific ways

In some ways I'm a creature of habit like coffee has to be set up every night to go off in the am for me. My stuff has to be together for me to feel good in the am to get up and go. I go into work and usually unpack cell phone, lock up purse, check email, make coffee, do a few emails, go get breakfast (I work in a hospital so we have access to a cafeteria etc)

But, then by nature of my job and myself I am always looking for ways to change and improve things. So its the small habits of constancy to deal with high levels of always changing that keeps me going.

Though me and someone else on this thread do have a habit of going to a local winery, drinking a bit on the back deck and replanning our entire lives! :)


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Post by: endymion on April 12, 2019 11:36:28 AM
Weird habits: I have to go last in a group of people climbing a staircase.

Not as bizarre as my grandfather, who felt  compelled to count the ceiling tiles in every room he entered. Heíd always have to arrive early at a movie theater so he could finish counting before the lights went out.

Weird food combos: canít really think of any. Iím a bit of a picky eater. Only thing that comes to mind is when I was a kid, Iíd actually butter my potato chips. (!) My Mom didnít mind because I was so skinny she worried about it. Now, of course, I have an opposite problem. But at least I no longer butter my potato chips!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 12, 2019 03:34:58 PM
I sent to both my partner's today! Funny how I just realized I partnered myself with two Pams!

It's Friday night, so I'll save a new question for later this weekend.


Many of you haven't checked into this thread in a while.  If that's you, please pop in with a hello, and maybe answer some of our previous questions!


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Post by: dontneedaclassroom on April 12, 2019 07:31:56 PM
I'm a big fan of dark chocolate eaten together with sharp cheddar cheese. Ideally a thinnish bar of chocolate and a thickish slice of cheese, so you can kind of let them melt in your mouth at the same pace! :)


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 13, 2019 07:02:00 AM
We have an easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy question for today:

How often do you curse?


Hardly at all.


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Post by: endymion on April 13, 2019 07:27:06 AM
Almost never curse. I recall in my youth when I brought home a record (yes, I grew up in the age of vinyl!) that had the word ďhellĒ in it, my parents were horrified and wouldnít let me play it. Growing up in that environment, I just never picked up the habit.


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 13, 2019 08:03:37 AM
All the time!


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Post by: dharma_rebel on April 13, 2019 08:09:22 AM
We have an easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy question for today:

How often do you curse?


I talk like a sailor.

I'm in school to be a counselor, and a few weeks ago we went around the room talking about what we did for self care. My self care is stitching swear words.


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Post by: kartiana on April 13, 2019 09:00:37 AM
I never/rarely curse. And cursing for me is "Hell" or "Da**" (I still call it the "D-word"). If I'm the only person in the house I will occasionally use a harder curse word if the dogs are really bothering me  :P But I'm not offended by other people cursing which surprises some people?


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Post by: ChameleonHound on April 13, 2019 07:06:19 PM
Hi from Savannah GA! I'll be home in two more days, thank goodness.

I enjoy using raisins as a sandwich ingredient, especially on an open-faced grilled cheese with feta. I also like pickled ginger with cream cheese. I liked ketchup on mac and cheese until I tried it with bbq sauce - yum! (Seems like I eat a lot of cheese.)

As for idiosyncratic habits, I have a really hard time sitting and watching movies or listening to something without working on a project at the same time, it feels inefficient or something. I also get a ridiculous amount of joy from getting rid of something or using up the last bit of something and recycling the container, but that might be a product of living in a small house.

I used to not swear too often, and then I moved back to NY. :P


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Post by: seeuudee on April 14, 2019 01:06:50 AM
Weird food combos -

Love cheddar cheese and strawberry jam sandwiches, in fact I just love savoury and sweet together (salted chocolate and salted caramel are both favourites) and my friends seem to be evenly split on this one - I love cold leftover pizza for breakfast!

Do you have any interesting habits you'd like to share?

BONUS, here's one that's NOT mine...
My husband has to have the volume level set at an even number at whatever level he's listening to the TV...18...14...22, etc.

My husband does this too - I great take delight in using an odd number :D

Having read through the responses so far, I am not sure I do.  :-\ The only thing I can think of is that I pack bags when shopping so all like foods are together, but only because it makes it easier to unpack. However, hubby completely ignores that rule and it doesn't bother me at all!

And I always drink decaff tea, but fully caffeinated coffee - I prefer the flavour of decaff tea!

How often do you curse?

Very rarely, it has to be something really big to make me swear. Not offended by others swearing except when it is just "normal" conversation, rather than as a reaction to something. And I can't even think the "C" word, even in my head it shows as C*** :D


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Post by: rhinoceroses on April 14, 2019 07:45:16 AM

Love cheddar cheese and strawberry jam sandwiches, in fact I just love savoury and sweet together (salted chocolate and salted caramel are both favourites) and my friends seem to be evenly split on this one - I love cold leftover pizza for breakfast!


Savory and sweet for the win! Also, cold pepperoni pizza for breakfast...with a smear of fig jam. It hits all the right notes ;)

For weird habits...I have a hard time drinking water and have to have *just* the right water bottle to make me drink from it. It must be translucent/clear (so I can see how much water there is), leakproof, with a hard plastic straw, and can't sound like a turkey call when I drink from it. Bonus points if it will actually fit in a cupholder, which my current 40oz one does not, but that's where the leakproof part becomes extra important!

I curse pretty much constantly. My parents never really censored themselves growing up and it made me extra prudish as a young adult, but now it's just part of general expression. Į\_(ツ)_/Į


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Post by: kittykill on April 14, 2019 02:55:24 PM
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How often do you curse?
A LOT! Like a sailor.


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Post by: lindyv321 on April 15, 2019 07:12:48 AM
I have a terrible potty mouth!!

Other than my letter Iím ready to send!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 15, 2019 02:05:02 PM
We have an easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy question for today:

How often do you curse?


Hardly at all.

Yeah...I'm totally a sailor myself, too! LOL!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 15, 2019 02:08:06 PM
Hello everyone, I hope the weekend treated you well. I got off work subbing today to the news that the historical Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire, which has me feeling very sad, so today we get a silly question to hopefully be light-hearted after that sad news.


What sport would be the funniest to add a mandatory amount of alcohol to?



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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 15, 2019 02:55:58 PM
Curling is hysterical drunk!


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Post by: mandykaye on April 15, 2019 04:11:19 PM
How much I curse depends on the company I am in! I have a very hard time swearing around my parents lol! Even though I am 40! My husband, on the other hand, uses the "F" word as a verb, noun, and adjective lol! If I am in company of those that curse a lot, I usually join in. But, I can easily censor myself when around children or in a professional setting ;)

Drunken sports...any really! I imagine basketball would be pretty interesting to watch if the players were intoxicated! Some sports it would be way too dangerous and I am such a "nag" about safety lol! I am the Queen of Caution unfortunately!


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Post by: dontneedaclassroom on April 15, 2019 05:33:39 PM
I already like watching dancing competition shows, but I feel like I would enjoy "modern" dancing a lot more if they had a 2-drink minimum before going onstage. That's basically a sport, right?


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Post by: StudioANF on April 16, 2019 07:45:48 AM
I had a friend and her family come visit over the weekend so it was busy busy!  Now I get to catch up on all the questions :)

Today's question: What weird food combinations do you enjoy?

Growing up, my mom would get "creative" with meals to keep us entertained and would be easy on our minimal budget.  I enjoyed things like canned tuna in mac and cheese to make a "casserole", or hot dogs in mac and cheese.  Mac and cheese was my favorite, but I really loved my mom's "Frito Pie" which was basically a can of ranch style chili beans and Frito chips on top and cheese.  I thought all of this was normal eating until I met my husband lol who seemed horrified at the food combos. I still crave a Frito pie or tuna casserole on occasion, but I've learned to make those for myself when hubby is away on work travel :)

I also like Cheesy Doritos dipped in sour cream, cold pizza for breakfast, and peanut butter on my apple slices.

Today's question: Do you have any interesting habits you'd like to share?

Sometimes, I have this thing where I smell my hair?  I don't know why I do it, but I've caught myself doing it before as well as my friends lol (my shampoo smells nice).  I also have a "tell" when I'm dead tired; I always fiddle with a strand of my hair, over and over again.  I've done that since I was a kid. 

Here's another funny one that my husband has discovered and exploited lol - I don't travel very well, I get really anxious when flying places.  My husband does it all the time for work so he's completely used to navigating around, but I like to know exactly where everything is and I need a nice buffer between plane changes.  this one time, while traveling on vacation with some friends, there was some sort of issue that I can't even remember now at the ticket counter I think.  Everything got resolved eventually and we made it to our gate with plenty of time but I was an anxious mess and a bit snappy.  My usual tactic is to just sit quietly so I don't lash out unnecessarily until the nervous energy dissipates a bit. This time, I'm sitting there as usual and my hubby turns and asks "better?" 

I'm completely confused and he eventually explains why he asked.

Basically, its super obvious I don't travel well and he has been calming me down regularly by "petting" my head the last several years. LOL  Essentially, he plays with my hair, which he knows I really like which has the effect of relaxing me. Guys, I didn't even realize that's what he was doing. THIS WHOLE TIME.  I still fall into that trap and now its a running joke for us. 

can you tell I have a hair thing?

How often do you curse?

I curse regularly. It's practically a staple in my vocabulary though I never use the C-word. That one is just too cringy for me to use.

What sport would be the funniest to add a mandatory amount of alcohol to?

I think drunk dodge-ball would be hilarious.  ;D


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Post by: kittykill on April 16, 2019 08:29:59 AM
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What sport would be the funniest to add a mandatory amount of alcohol to?
Tennis might be fun-although all that running my get a little pukey.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 16, 2019 05:47:51 PM
/Snort/ Drunk dodge-ball! haha

We have a couple more senders; how fun!

Today's question:  How did you learn about Craftster?

I learned about Craftster from my friend rubylynns back in 2011. I'm not sure how she came across the site, but she had done several swaps and was having so much fun, and convinced me to join. I'm so glad I did. I love this community!


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Post by: rhinoceroses on April 17, 2019 06:03:42 AM
Package shipped yesterday!


What sport would be the funniest to add a mandatory amount of alcohol to?


Badminton. It's already mildly ridiculous and having drunk people chase a birdie would make it even better!


How did you learn about Craftster?

I'm in a local craft group with geekgirl1000100, perfectlybohemian, and studioanf. We've done swaps in our group and they're a blast! :)


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Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 17, 2019 06:13:22 AM
Nichole - we ate that way too.  Maybe those are just cheap classic southern meals!

We ate what my mother called "chili bean tacos".  Maybe she found it in a magazine.  It was basically canned chili on top of toasted english muffins with cheese and sour cream.

and a lot of boiled hot dogs. hot dogs with mac and cheese. hot dogs with navy beans.  hot dogs with boiled potatoes.  I don't care for hot dogs now. 

Growing up, my mom would get "creative" with meals to keep us entertained and would be easy on our minimal budget.  I enjoyed things like canned tuna in mac and cheese to make a "casserole", or hot dogs in mac and cheese.  Mac and cheese was my favorite, but I really loved my mom's "Frito Pie" which was basically a can of ranch style chili beans and Frito chips on top and cheese.  I thought all of this was normal eating until I met my husband lol who seemed horrified at the food combos. I still crave a Frito pie or tuna casserole on occasion, but I've learned to make those for myself when hubby is away on work travel :)


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Post by: StudioANF on April 17, 2019 06:55:03 AM
Hahaha Carlee, maybe you're right ;)



And Drunk Badminton would be hysterical, I think. :)


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 17, 2019 07:06:57 AM
Another funny one with a few drinks professional ping pong! They always look so surprised when they reveal the ball!

How did I find out about this site? Really no clue! Iíve been a member for like a decade I was probably surfing for something on the internet and stumbled upon it. I would utilize sources here, post creations and patterns then got into swapping. I really really really TEALLY miss the 12 days of Christmas swap!!(just a hint if anyone wants to revive it again!)


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Post by: kartiana on April 17, 2019 07:40:31 AM
I don't remember exactly how I found Craftster... must have been a random internet search result? All I do remember is that I joined so I could swap!  :D I remember thinking how cool it would be to trade handmade items and I couldn't wait to try it out  :)


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Post by: kwality570 on April 17, 2019 08:38:22 AM
What sport would be the funniest to add a mandatory amount of alcohol to?

I love the ballroom dancing comment. I second that one. So funny to see drunk people in ball gowns just tripping around a lot.


How did you learn about Craftster?

I used to be an avid craft blog reader and used to check my "bloglines" every day. I found a blog post in something like 2007 that someone had made an awesome corduroy purse and the image linked to a Craftster post. I started looking around and a while later, joined a swap. I was hooked after that.


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Post by: kittykill on April 17, 2019 08:48:20 AM
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Today's question: How did you learn about Craftster?
I learned about Craftster when it first started. I saw an article in Bust magazine. I looked it up and was hooked. I met Leah at a book signing and then became a moderator then started working part time for them.


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Post by: Summer6061 on April 17, 2019 08:48:48 AM
I have to agree that drunk dodgeball would be entertaining to watch!

As for how I found Craftster, I think it was through a random internet search for crafts or something like that. I love that even though Iíve gone through long periods of time where life is too busy and I dont have time to get on the site, itís still here waiting for when I do have time. Itís like I get to rediscover how much I love it and get inspired all over again!


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 17, 2019 10:07:48 AM
You guys, I am not even in this swap but I read this topic every day, it's the BEST! I am loving all this hilarious Q&A :D. And kittykill you just answered a question for me. I couldn't at all remember where I found Craftster but it must have been through the Bust forum because that would have been around the same time and that and a raw food forum were the only thing I ever did online. Whew, mystery solved! I don't know how I found Bust, maybe through the magazine. That place was crazy funny, I still have a friend I met there, we hang IRL.


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Post by: kittykill on April 17, 2019 10:10:36 AM
It is hard to believe that I have been on Craftster for almost 15 years! I joined in 2004. Wow!


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Post by: lindyv321 on April 17, 2019 10:39:30 AM
What sport would be the funniest to add a mandatory amount of alcohol to?

Have you seen the people who play quidditch? Itís hilarious and with a few drinks in the players (and spectators) it would be even better!

How did you learn about Craftster?

I donít remember exactly but I know it was in 2008 and I think a blog I used to read linked back to a project that was posted here. I joined and have been active on the site ever since.


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Post by: dharma_rebel on April 17, 2019 10:40:48 AM
I think I joined Craftster in 2005. I was teaching myself to sew and Iím sure I just found it via google. I didnít have internet or a computer at home and I would print tutorials at work to take home and follow. I found the swap board pretty quickly and got my requisite posts in so I could play, too. I had just moved to a new town and didnít have any friends, and chatting with my swap partners kept me from getting lonely. &#38;#10084;&#38;#65039;


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Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 17, 2019 11:38:37 AM
Sorry I missed the last few questions. We had to say goodbye to our 8 yr old kitty on Friday and I've been out of it, so I'm just answering the very last one for now:

How did you learn about Craftster?

I honestly don't remember how I found it, I just remember that I lurked for a couple years before actually starting an account at the end of 2008. I don't recall their being a good outlet for "crafts" back then and I had been on deviantArt with my traditional and digital art before that.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 17, 2019 12:17:46 PM
I'm sorry for the loss of your precious kitty, PerfectlyBohemian.


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 17, 2019 01:14:41 PM
So sorry about the kitty &#128554;


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Post by: kittykill on April 17, 2019 02:05:38 PM
So sorry for your loss, PB. Big hugs to you.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 17, 2019 03:37:56 PM
You guys, I am not even in this swap but I read this topic every day, it's the BEST! I am loving all this hilarious Q&A

craftylittlemonkey Can you see me smiling from ear to ear? Thanks, girl, for the sweet words! I hope everyone is enjoying these Q&A, too! I think it's fun!


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Post by: endymion on April 17, 2019 04:49:37 PM
Ack! Iíve been crazy busy the past couple of days, and expect it to keep up until after Easter. But quickly, Iím not sure how I found Craftster. Just surfing around the net, I think. Maybe Googled a craft technique, or ďHarry Potter craftsĒ or some such.


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Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 18, 2019 04:29:37 AM
How did you learn about Craftster?

I used to run a boardgame meetup for years with an ex of mine.  I was crafty when I was younger but somehow got out of the habit except for crocheting an occassional baby blanket.  Boardgaming got me back into the habit a little.  I would make miniature gaming pieces out of polymer clay and paint gaming minis.
Then I found out about quilling and started quilling.  It was hard finding quilling supplies locally then and I wasn't sure I'd like it and didn't want to buy it all online so I cut my own paper strips and used a toothpick as my quilling tool.

Then a coworker used to tell me about how her and her church friends would get together and have crafting afternoons and it sounded like a lot of fun and I kinda sorta hinted I wanted to join in but she either didn't get the hint or ignored it  :D  So a friend and I started our own craft group just inviting people we already knew and managing it through facebook.  That didn't last long.  Not enough interest.  so I created a craft group on meetup and had the first meeting in January of 2012 and PerfectlyBohemian was at our first meetup. She told me about craftster.  

I already knew rhinoceroses from my gaming group and StudioANF moved to the area a few years later.  There are also several other (at least 4 I can think of) Craftster members that all got started from coming to my meetup craft group and meeting PerfectlyBohemian.  she should get commission  :D

I credit craftster for expanding my crafting know-how.  Swapping has given me the push to learn things outside my comfort zone.  and is what got me into ATCs and mixed media art in general which is my current crafting passion.

Another craft group member introduced me to swap-bot which is fine and all but I just don't feel the same sense of camaraderie on that site and haven't made friends there like I have here.

(can you tell I am procrastinating at work?)


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 18, 2019 06:20:00 AM
I love your story, geekgirl! How lucky to have so many Craftsterers in your area! I tried swapbot for about a year, and atcsforall, but ended up deleting those accts. You are exactly right about the camaraderie.


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 18, 2019 06:45:18 AM
PerfectlyBohemian (((hugs))), so sorry to hear about your kitty <3.

geekgirl I feel like that's the vibe here for so many people. I'm pretty sure this place is unique across the entire interwebz :). And I am also procrastinating at work. Or, rather, I have not a lot to do at this temp job so I'm filling the time with other stuff. Not a bad gig!

I couldn't join this swap because we are going to the Craftster meet-up in Asheville next weekend and I'm completely craft-swamped preparing for that. I'll get to meet some of you in person which is so super amazing and exciting. I have really enjoyed reading all your stories in this thread so I'm going to answer all the questions just in case y'all are finding it as fun as I am to learn about each other. I hope you don't mind me butting in to the fun!

What fictional place would you most like to go to? Any foresty realm with magical creatures in it, hopefully benevolent because I actually don't love the scary conflict in a lot of those stories. I'd just like a romp with the unicorns and wee faeries of the woods.
Or Labyrinth. I would not be the girl trying to get away from that place, lemme tell ya!

What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years? I'd likely ask for a toothbrush, I have deep dislike for a dirty mouth, ugh.

Would you rather be blind or deaf? Why? I have no hesitation choosing deaf over blind. My parents are both musicians so I grew up surrounded by excellent sounds. Even so, the amount of time, money, and energy I spend on listenables compared to crafts is minuscule. I am a maker above all else, it's the most important thing to me aside from family.

What's the farthest you've ever been away from home? I took a bus from Detroit to San Diego when I was preggo with my first child. I meant to travel to Hawaii but after some time in San Francisco I just wanted to come home to Canada. We've been across this country from east coast to west, north to south. I have an eco-aversion to flying so I really only like to go as far as we can drive.

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? I did change my name! When my first was born I gave him his own last name and changed mine to match. I'm not much for the patriarchy so keeping a "family" name out of sentiment was meaningless to me. Our last name is Joy now, it suits us pretty well :).  My parents never gave me a middle name so I chose one for myself then too. I thought about changing my first name as well but it's already very unique, I'm glad I kept it.

What weird food combinations do you enjoy? Apple slices with salt. Chocolate and cheese. Engevita/nutritional yeast on popcorn. Peanut butter and jam sandwich on dark bread with a glass of red wine. It's good! I will also put butter on just about anything. Butter is the best!

Do you have any interesting habits you'd like to share? Rob and I always sit with me on the left so he can put his hand on my leg. Even when we're eating, he'll try to cut meat one handed so he can keep his other hand touching me. We are totally that couple that makes people sick. I'm sorry. LOL.
I also can't keep my hands off my hair, it's really curly and I twist ringlets in my fingers pretty much non-stop. I try not to but it's hopeless. I just love the way it feels, it's cool! I don't mind people touching it either unless I've actually done the crazy amount of work it takes to style it (hardly ever happens).

How often do you curse? Like a sailor, total potty mouth. Swear wolves for life, arrrrooooo!

What sport would be the funniest to add a mandatory amount of alcohol to? Table tennis/ping pong could be funny. Not darts though, people are crazy to drink and toss those things around!

How did you learn about Craftster? I claim the Debbie Stoller/Bust magazine connection.

This swap is the most fun ever! I love you gals :) <3


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 18, 2019 06:46:59 AM
I totally agree on the swaps here! I tried swapbot didnít care for it and did some on raveley but really if I want a pair of knit socks Iíll make them myself instead of getting a pair from someone to send them the same thing in return. I also always got people with like size 12 feet that wanted knee highs and here I am with my size 8 ankle socks! I love we all do so many different crafts you can make what you love and receive what someone else lives in return


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Post by: ChameleonHound on April 18, 2019 08:24:20 AM
I joined Craftster after oohing and aahing over crafts that my then college roommate and future bff showed me. It's entirely Acadian Driftwood's fault that I'm on here, and in swaps too. :)

In other news, I AM FINALLY HOME. Something like 6,000 miles, 16 states and at least 4 gallons of unsweetened iced tea later and I have successfully delivered a pile of stuff to my brother, and a friend to her conference. So grateful for my own bed, Cat, partner, and cooking. *happy sigh* Time to get work done on my first crafted bit!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 18, 2019 08:54:37 AM
Been pretty busy at work earlier this week with an all-staff meeting and team building outing we were gearing up for on Wed, so I've not been poking around on here that much.

I don't know much about any sports at all, honestly, to comment about the adding alcohol into the mix on them...and I surely don't watch any of them. Sorry! I'm boring! Hell, depending on what country you're in (Ireland and Scotland come to mind!) sports there are possibly already involving alcohol regardless if were 'required' or not! LOL!

I've been around the Craftster block since Feb 2008!! WOW! Honestly, I think I stumbled upon it during a web search for something I was trying to sew and found some tutorials on here, and been hooked ever since! I was a mod for the Jewelry and Trinkets category for a while. Took a couple breaks, one of them VERY lengthy, in between all these 11 years. I'm still kicking around!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 18, 2019 10:33:49 AM
Today's question:What do you think of tattoos? Do you have any?

I am personally not very fond of tattoos, especially tattoos that cover a good portion of a body. That said, sometimes I like small tattoos on a shoulder or ankle, or the ones that wrap around the upper part of the arm like a crown. I'd never get one for myself, though.


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 18, 2019 10:41:18 AM
Today's question:What do you think of tattoos? Do you have any?

I have one. I waited until my 30th bday and had the design settled in my mind for years by then. Still, half a year later I wished I'd just printed it on a tshirt because it turns out I absolutely hate the permanence of tattoos.


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 18, 2019 10:52:44 AM
I think tattoos are a personal choice. I have none but have no issues with them just donít want any personally. 2 of my 5 children have tattoos though. I have had some wild experiences with tattoos having owned a business though


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 18, 2019 11:56:48 AM
Side note Iím in the south itís hot compared to home. I thought Iíd find some lovely cotton yarn...nope alpaca and merino galore! Oh well back to knitting so socks  on the beach!


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Post by: kwality570 on April 18, 2019 01:24:32 PM
What do you think of tattoos? Do you have any?

I don't have any tattoos. I don't really think anything bad of them, I just can't think of anything I like enough to have permanently displayed on my body. I have a somewhat large, weird port wine birthmark on two fingers and a bit of my palm on my left hand and tell people it's my natural tattoo.


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Post by: endymion on April 18, 2019 03:40:13 PM
Tattoos are fine. On other people. I went through a lengthy phase of thinking I might like to get one, but Iím glad I decided against it. Not anything against anyone else; I love to admire other peoplesí tattoos!


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Post by: Amfkinney on April 18, 2019 08:00:40 PM
Hi all, I'm a little late to the party but have been reading all the posts!.

Perfectly Bohemian, so sorry about your kitty. It is do difficult to lose a furry family member.  My little Daisy girl (Maltese dog) passed away in January and she left a big whole in my heart and home.

How did I learn about Crafster?  Well, my BFF who happens to be on this thread introduced me. Bugaboo1 has been trying to hook me up with craft swapping for some time. I finally took the plunge and now I'm hooked!

Amfkinney


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Post by: dharma_rebel on April 19, 2019 06:30:06 AM
Today's question:What do you think of tattoos? Do you have any?

Tattoos? I have quite a few. I'm working on two right now - a giant mermaid that covers the side of my left leg (it's covering up an old dragon on my calf), and I'm covering up what I currently have on my chest with poppies.


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Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 19, 2019 07:51:29 AM
Today's question:What do you think of tattoos? Do you have any?

I don't have any yet, but I've been on and off trying to get one for a year or so after wanting one for a decade. I've been super picky about finding the right tattoo artist, and the first one fell through after I waited ages to get an appointment with her. I have another artist in my sights now that I'm following to make sure I really love her style before even reaching out, but so far so good :) I want a honeybee with wildflowers - preferably ones native to the Piedmont in North Carolina, but maybe also with a sprig of Florida flowers also.


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Post by: kittykill on April 19, 2019 08:31:07 AM
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What do you think of tattoos? Do you have any?
I love tattoos. I have a half sleeve/almost full sleeve on one side and then a few on my other arm and decent size chest piece. I got my first tattoo at 19 (30 years ago) and was in a documentary about girls getting tattoos. LOL! It was just a small cat on my ankle.

The hubs has almost full sleeves of monsters from various movies and tikis.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 19, 2019 01:43:47 PM
It's Friday night, so What's your favorite Friday night activity?

A lot of Friday's we go to dinner (at the same restaurants) with my in-laws. It's not much fun for me usually, but I don't have to cook, so that's a plus!


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Post by: endymion on April 19, 2019 02:44:46 PM
Friday night is usually family hang-out night. Pizza and a movie on TV.


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Post by: kittykill on April 19, 2019 02:47:14 PM
Friday nights are take out night for us. I don't cook that night. We watch either old horror movies or Joe Bob Drive In. If there is a good show (band or movie) we will go to that.


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 19, 2019 02:49:31 PM
I clearly live a dull and boring existence, we don't have any rituals for special nights or days :/.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 20, 2019 07:38:45 AM
You ladies are AMAZING!!! We already have half of package 1 sent and several already received! Last weekend for crafting....send outs on Tuesday!


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 21, 2019 04:46:19 AM
Friday nights.., I usually try and leave work early after a long week go home and clean before the twins get home then itís done! We usually have very busy weekends like next weekend they have 5 birthday parties 5!!!

 Ok so back from vacation and missing the ocean but itís starting to become beautiful at home. I have a package waiting for me to open!!! We drove back the Chesapeake Bay route stopped for lunch at The Great Mongopongi Clam shack which is a trip regular for us, hit Ikea in Philly at dinner time to get some energy out and for me to shop lol hello new curtains! But didnít get home till 10pm then unpacked. So Iím going to savor opening my package in just a bit and will post

On another good note my 22yr old son surprised me and flew home from CO. I havenít seen him in a year!


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Post by: quaggy on April 21, 2019 04:21:26 PM
Guys I am so sorry been a little over whelmed here with life have more pages to catch up on but I am here and almost ready to send.


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Post by: seeuudee on April 22, 2019 02:06:17 AM
Sport mixed with alcohol - I reckon table tennis. I get the giggles when drinking alcohol and I can imagine the amount of giggling as you missed the ball more and more!

How did you learn about Craftster? I had been swapping on Swap Bot for a while and a partners profile mentioned Craftster, so I checked it out. I still swap there as well, but it is getting less and less - there is much more of a community feel here.

What do you think of tattoos? Do you have any? I love tattoos and I am fascinated as to the reason people choose what they do. I don't have any, for two reasons - 1. I am a wuss and hate being in pain and 2. I cannot pick any one thing I would want to have on my body for the rest of my life.

What's your favorite Friday night activity? We actually don't often do anything other than chill with a movie on a Friday, sometimes with a takeaway. If we have a date night, it is usually Saturday evening, when we go for dinner and to the cinema.

Was hoping to send end of last week, but package is ready to go to the post office tomorrow lunch time.


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Post by: ChameleonHound on April 22, 2019 06:08:26 AM
Don't have tattoos, though I admire the artwork as much as any other form. I'm too picky to have anything that permanent.

I also have too much variation in the days for weekly rituals, but it's something I strive for!

I received from dontneedaclassroom, about to post in the gallery! Sending mine today, hopefully!


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Post by: StudioANF on April 22, 2019 08:09:23 AM

What do you think of tattoos? Do you have any?

I think tattoos are awesome.  My entire family loves getting them.  I only have 1 though and I will never again get another.  I made a pact with my sister that when she turned 18, we'd go and get our first tattoo together that I designed. My mom was paying for us to get them I think and the whole family went out to get something (besides my hubby; he actually doesn't like tattoos). 

The design was three consecutive star outlines that went from small to big that represented us siblings (me, my brother and sister) and we double outlined the star representing us (my brother decided to go rogue at the last min and changed up my design to show flames and added a baby star for his son).  I am the oldest and therefore the biggest star so that got outlined; my sister is the youngest so she had the baby star outlined. 

I hate hate hate needles, so I made her go first to see her reactions. She was cool as a cucumber which gave me a false sense of confidence lol.  When the guy started on mine, I squeezed my sisters hand and arm so hard I left finger print bruises LOL. I also kept twitching and the tattoo artist had to tell me to stop otherwise "you're going to end up with Janky stars!"  ;D


My package number 1 to my partner is all finished and packed up to be dropped off today :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on April 22, 2019 08:44:10 AM
I love tattoos and have quite a few. I have a half sleeve that is Dia De Los Muertos themed and other randoms. I would like to do another half sleeve that is Disney themed at some point.

Fridayís are usually pizza and a movie nights!


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Post by: dharma_rebel on April 22, 2019 09:22:14 AM
Friday evenings are either spent driving 2 hours home from work - thankfully I normally work from home and this happens only twice a month - or studying for school.

I have a job interview today though, in the field Iíve gone back to school for though, so maybe a few of those Fridays could turn into pizza nights! Cross your fingers for me!


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Post by: kartiana on April 22, 2019 11:18:49 AM
Tattoos:
I don't have any but I don't mind (most) people's that I've seen  :) I always want to know the story behind them but I almost never ask... The only tattoos I'm not a fan of are X-rated, curse words, etc. I think because I've spent most of my adult life working with children and I'd hate for them to be exposed to that type of thing too young  :P I am especially not a fan of those type of tattoos being visible when a parent is picking up their kid, it hasn't happened often but I don't like it! I'm also incredibly distracted by tattoos on the face and/or hands.

I've thought about getting a jellyfish family (to represent myself, husband, and baby) on my leg but I don't want to have to maintain a shaven leg to show it off  :D Maybe if I get laser hair removal first?

Fun fact: I also don't have any piercings and I'd rather get a tattoo than pierced ears. Even though a tattoo would probably hurt more and is much more permanent. I just hate the idea of having a hole put in my body  :P


Friday night:
When I'm not busy doing theater stuff we usually get chicken for dinner because it's on sale that day  :)


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 22, 2019 12:47:30 PM
Love tattoos, both on myself (I have 6) and others!
I have one on each ankle, one is a wrap around. 2 upper back (one needs covered BADLY, was my first one ever from age 18 and I'm 38 now!), and one huge one lower back (tribal and tiger skin, was a custom job). Most recent is a very meaningful one I designed myself, it's an infinity symbol in my own handwriting. It says 'Love the life you live, Live the life you love' and the word Life in the middle is where they criss-cross in the figure 8. Here's a picture of it (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=750728&ppuser=129410) I downloaded off my Facebook and posted here, my FB is pretty locked down unless I'm friends with someone, so it won't likely be viewable by a direct link.

DH has almost his entire back covered, both upper arms, and some of his chest and legs. Various themes and such.

We're pretty wild around these parts! LOL!

Fridays here are spent catching up on TV and movies recorded during the weekdays that we didn't get to watch yet! LOL! Pretty boring on that aspect of life ;)


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 22, 2019 02:59:34 PM
Hi friends! I hope that all of you who celebrate Easter had a nice day. I spent it (like all holidays) with the extended in-law family (which is very boring for me and I ended up playing on my phone most of the time,) but was able to sew up a zipper pouch for the school principal before we left, and take a nap when we got home.


Reminder: Send Outs tomorrow!

Also, we took a couple day break, so today's question: What would be your strategy for surviving an apocalyptic epidemic?  Quite fitting after my holiday, huh? Bahaha!

(It can the apocalypse of your choosing...or comment on more than one kind!)


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 22, 2019 03:39:33 PM
Got a new to me phone today!! My screen was shattered on vacation so typing and trying to see what I typed through shattered glass was real fun! I do work in the IT dept and one perk is I can get recycled phones for free if there is one available and there was so it worked out, just spent 1/2 the day setting it up!

If there was an apocalyptic event my house is where all my friends say they are coming! Iím more than an avid canner I actually didnít can at all last year because we were getting ready to move and I still have more than enough food! Even AMFKinneys kids come to my house to shop the pantry lol u fed my sons entire house when he went away to college as well! Then thereís the over abundance of yarn, material and soap making supplies weíd be good for quite some time!


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Post by: kittykill on April 23, 2019 08:57:22 AM
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What would be your strategy for surviving an apocalyptic epidemic?
I'm not sure I would want to. I had a good run.


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Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 23, 2019 09:12:07 AM
I mailed both my partners packages today.  Can't wait to receive letters and start crafting!


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Post by: StudioANF on April 23, 2019 09:34:01 AM
I sent yesterday to my partner! Yay! 


What would be your strategy for surviving an apocalyptic epidemic?

I guess it would depend on the type?  lol I can't shoot a gun or use any other type of weapon to protect myself (never learned how nor do I have the desire to own any) but I have other survival skills!  All those years of girl scouts have to count for something  ;D  I think we'd try to team up with friends and hunker down utilizing everyone's strengths. 


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Post by: dharma_rebel on April 23, 2019 10:00:18 AM
What would be your strategy for surviving an apocalyptic epidemic?
Have any of you seen Last Man on Earth? If not, you should. It's on Hulu and it's hilarious. My kid and I have seen every episode multiple times. I always think that they are the worst, most wimpy survivors. I always think about how I'd do better.  :D

I'm one who would definitely team up. I do have skills - I grow a mean garden and I can can all of the produce, provided there is electricity. I can start a fire with just one match (thank  you summer camp counselor training). I know quite a bit about wildcrafting - I can identify local plants that are safe to eat and/or are medicinal, and I can make salves and tinctures and whatnot. I can knit and sew, so I could make clothing.

I would be looking for a bow hunter to join my team so we could have meat and hides (sorry, vegetarians). Also someone who knows about livestock. It would be good to have chickens and sheep. And a veterinarian. I don't know if it was a meme or an actual article, but I saw once that vets have all the skills to treat humans and animals. Ever since, I've always wanted one for my apocalyptic team.

Edit: I'm feeling like I've given this way too much thought.


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Post by: lindyv321 on April 23, 2019 10:17:13 AM
What would be your strategy for surviving an apocalyptic epidemic?

I donít think Iíd make it too long!


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Post by: kittykill on April 23, 2019 10:17:57 AM
What would be your strategy for surviving an apocalyptic epidemic?

I donít think Iíd make it too long!


We will just mix up a pitcher of margaritas and enjoy the final moments.  :D


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 23, 2019 10:20:34 AM
What would be your strategy for surviving an apocalyptic epidemic?

I donít think Iíd make it too long!


We will just mix up a pitcher of margaritas and enjoy the final moments.  :D

That sounds good! My asthma and out-of-shapeness would make it hard to out run anything.


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Post by: seeuudee on April 23, 2019 11:17:14 AM
What would be your strategy for surviving an apocalyptic epidemic?

This all depends on what it was and whether my husband survives whatever the initial event is! He is most definitely my survival strategy :D

However, I would leave the food shops alone - that is where most people will go! I would head straight to the local hardware and garden shops - pick up plenty of seeds and stock up on tools. Then to a petting farm and pick up any small animals that would provide food - chickens, ducks, goats, etc. We have a couple of acres of land, so plenty of space to keep animals (actually, we already have pigs and chickens!) and grow food.

Most of our friends have said they would head here, so between us we would have a broad range of skills.

Edit: I'm feeling like I've given this way too much thought.

Weirdly, we have this conversation quite regularly in our house  :o I do wonder what people would think if they overheard us talking!!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 23, 2019 12:11:57 PM
Hmmm....post-apocalyptic...

My husband is WELL VERSED in all things 'prepping' as well as knows how to hunt with both gun or bow, use various knives. He can sew and so can I, and between all our knowledge of foods, cooking, canning, animals, mushrooms, plants and flowers....I think we'll survive just fine ;)

I've got a couple eBay packages to send when I get home from work today, so I'll be dropping both packages to partners off before the post office closes!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 23, 2019 05:30:04 PM
YOU LADIES ARE AMAZING!! I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH! TODAY IS SEND OUT DAY #1, AND SO FAR, I HAVE HEARD FROM ALL BUT 2 OF YOU! LOVE YOU ALL!!!! YOUR COMMUNICATION, AND ACTIVITY IN THIS THREAD IS SECOND TO NONE!


Let's talk pizza. Favorite toppings...favorite pizza joints....must haves to go with pizza....and GO!


My kids both had state testing then soccer practice today, and I subbed all day then went grocery shopping, so we had an extra day of pizza...our must haves are pepperoni for one, and hawaiian for the other. Sometimes we get meat lovers, then small pep, and small pineapple. Not very fancy at all. We usually get either Donatos, or a local chain called Foxes Pizza Den, but today we got Dominos as it is super easy to pre-order to have ready after soccer practice.



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Post by: mandykaye on April 23, 2019 06:40:57 PM
Sorry I've been quiet..been battling a bad cold :(

{Let's talk pizza. Favorite toppings...favorite pizza joints....must haves to go with pizza....and GO!}

Pizza....I worked at, then managed a pizzeria for 6 years. Years before that I worked at bar/restaurant for a few years that also served pizza. So I have had my fill of pizza and rarely eat it anymore lol! But I have tried nearly every combination of toppings that I had on hand and I must say that I really prefer just a good pepperoni and cheese pizza, maybe with some pineapple on it! I like extra sauce! Also a crispy veggie pizza is good too! I don't like big chain pizzas. My favorite pizza is from the place I worked at for 6 years. A local chain called Main Street Pizza.



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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 23, 2019 06:46:08 PM
Remember Y2K? We bunked at my Aunt's in front of the fireplace. That's where you'll find us ;).

There was a pizza place in Toronto's Kensington Market that served authentic Italian thin crust with unusual (to us) toppings. My fave was the one with quartered mushrooms and rosemary, second only to the scalloped potato with gruyere cheese. , Very little cheese and no sauce, just a sprinkle of olive oil. OMG I never got over the loss when he closed up shop. It was beyond delicious.

mandykaye, feel better! There's a cold going around here too. I'm working hard at staying healthy for our trip!


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Post by: dharma_rebel on April 23, 2019 06:58:25 PM
Mmmmm... pizza...
My go to standard would be Hawaiian.

As far as unique toppings go, I have 2 favorites. One is the Gay Nineties Special at Dirty Daveís which is pepperoni, sausage, onion, and cashews.
The other favorite doesnít have a name because itís at a fancy schmansy joint, but that one is shredded potato, truffle oil, and white sauce. Delish!


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Post by: kartiana on April 23, 2019 08:22:27 PM
Apocalypse... I guess it would depend on the kind, but I'd probably make my way farther inland. Or I might drive north to join dharma_rebel since she's my new friend  ;D I guess I'd like someplace with lots of land for farming with a good community of people to work it and defend it. If everything was looking too doomed I might just go off to a forest river to enjoy my last few days  :P

Pizza: I'm actually not a big fan of pizza. I like it a little more now that I'm grown up and there are more options available to me. Growing up we didn't have pizza at my house since my mom and I can't eat the meat (nitrites) and my dad can't eat the cheese. If I get my choice I pick deep dish with white sauce, chicken, black olives, and mushrooms. With a pretzel crust! Yum  :D But even then I only eat a few pieces. There are some "fancy" pizzas at Papa Murphy's that I like that have fresh veggies and chicken, artichoke is always good  :)


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Post by: endymion on April 23, 2019 09:40:24 PM
Apocalypse: We crafters are a resourceful bunch. Like the rest of you, I could make nets and hammocks and shelters and clothing and utensils and such. HOWEVER... I am not a happy camperómore of an indoor cat! So pretty sure I would not last long... LOL!

Pizza- at my house, we all gravitate toward different varieties. So when we have pizza together, some of it is from the freezer, some is homemade fresh, and some of it is ordered from a delivery place. All on the same night! We range from thin crust Hawaiian to deep dish pepperoni to traditional-crust vegan.


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Post by: quaggy on April 24, 2019 05:00:32 AM
pizza for me Canadian bacon and pineapple.


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Post by: rhinoceroses on April 24, 2019 06:18:40 AM
Apocalypse - I'm with dharma_rebel and seeuudee, this is a fairly regular discussion in my family! It would depend on the nature of the apocalypse and where we were at the time, but if the roads aren't ruined I think my pick would be to head to the mountains and find a big vacation home to "borrow" :D Fortify it, grow things, hunt, collect dogs and any other useful animals.

Pizza - Oh man. We have a local "new york pizza place" that does an amazing BBQ chicken pizza (hits all the sweet/salty/savory notes) that would always be my first choice. For national chains I like Jet's (delicious oily bread bombs) or Mellow Mushroom...though my favorite pizza I've had there is a Raleigh location special, a garlicky white mushroom pizza I had with PerfectlyBohemian (may have been the Holy Shitake? that sounds like us) when I was trying to be vegetarian.


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Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 24, 2019 07:08:38 AM
However, I would leave the food shops alone - that is where most people will go! I would head straight to the local hardware and garden shops - pick up plenty of seeds and stock up on tools. Then to a petting farm and pick up any small animals that would provide food - chickens, ducks, goats, etc. We have a couple of acres of land, so plenty of space to keep animals (actually, we already have pigs and chickens!) and grow food.

Such a Hufflepuff :D

That's my basic thinking also. (Also a hufflepuff, lol).


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Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 24, 2019 07:10:04 AM
I received a couple nights ago and sent yesterday.  My crafted and purchased items were done a week early, but I had a hard time writing my letter. Also wrote it by hand and wish I typed it because my stream of thought was aaallll over the place and I left out something I meant to talk about.


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Post by: kittykill on April 24, 2019 08:20:47 AM
Pizza-I love veggie pizza, usually NY style. When we order, my hubs goes Hawaiian and I go veggie. We have a ton of local places around. The Blind Onion is our fave.


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Post by: Summer6061 on April 24, 2019 09:01:13 AM
Apocalypse- I have no idea what Iíd do in such a situation, but I do have an overabundance of medical supplies and formula stored up for my son. I try not to Ďhoard,í but since his supplies are not available over the counter, I make sure weíre well stocked in case anything should happen and we were able to get additional supplies for a period of time.

Pizza - Iíve never heard of any of the chains others have mentioned. When we order pizza in, my husband and I each get our own since we like different things. He likes pretty much everything and will combine various toppings based on his mood. We typically order from Papa Johnís and I like the Johnís favorite pizza without the sausage. Itís a 5 or 6 cheese pizza with pepperoni and sometimes Iíll add banana peppers. Sometimes Iíll slice and add green olives to my leftovers. It gives the pizza a tasty saltiness that makes me wish they had green olives as an option when ordering. I used to get bacon as well, but I got tired of it being flabby instead of crispy, so no more bacon on my pizza. I recently went to California Pizza Kitchen with my parents and had a garlic pizza there that was dee-licious!


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Post by: seeuudee on April 24, 2019 11:03:00 AM
However, I would leave the food shops alone - that is where most people will go! I would head straight to the local hardware and garden shops - pick up plenty of seeds and stock up on tools. Then to a petting farm and pick up any small animals that would provide food - chickens, ducks, goats, etc. We have a couple of acres of land, so plenty of space to keep animals (actually, we already have pigs and chickens!) and grow food.

Such a Hufflepuff :D

That's my basic thinking also. (Also a hufflepuff, lol).

Hufflepuff through and through - every single online sorting I have done gives the same answer :D And the sorting that gave you dual houses - Huffleclaw, so basically Hufflepuff with a love of knowledge - very me :D

Pizza - I love pizza and would pick it every single time, over any other food type, but has to be a really thin base. I like my topping to base ratio to be quite balanced :D Nothing beats a really good margherita, but a really good one is hard to find. Love anything with goat's cheese and red onion or multiple cheeses (inc. blue cheese where possible). I tend to eat vegetarian a lot of the time, the only meat I ever eat is chicken. However, I am really fussy about what chicken I eat and unless I know the restaurant uses really high quality meat, I would always pick a vegetarian option.

Pizza - Oh man. We have a local "new york pizza place" that does an amazing BBQ chicken pizza (hits all the sweet/salty/savory notes) that would always be my first choice.

There is an Italian restaurant near us that does a BBQ chicken pizza and it is amazing.



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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 24, 2019 02:13:52 PM
Let's talk numbers...no, not finance numbers or stock market numbers or ratings numbers....but.....
What is your favorite number and is their a reason behind it?



If I had to pick a favorite number, it would be 13 because that was my employee login number when I worked at Taco Bell as a teen. Working at Taco Bell was a lot of fun!


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 24, 2019 02:35:43 PM
 It really sure I have a favorite number and have never had significance in numbers, like no special things happen on a particular day, not into my bday and Iím not sentimental and donít do anniversaries etc. I for some reason always felt Iíd have 5 kids though and by fluke I did so thatís odd


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 24, 2019 02:49:25 PM
It really sure I have a favorite number and have never had significance in numbers, like no special things happen on a particular day, not into my bday and Iím not sentimental and donít do anniversaries etc. I for some reason always felt Iíd have 5 kids though and by fluke I did so thatís odd

I had wanted 4, but childbirth was difficult with 1st and my 2nd was an elected c-section to not have previous complications, so only 2 for me.


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 24, 2019 03:18:11 PM
It really sure I have a favorite number and have never had significance in numbers, like no special things happen on a particular day, not into my bday and Iím not sentimental and donít do anniversaries etc. I for some reason always felt Iíd have 5 kids though and by fluke I did so thatís odd

I had wanted 4, but childbirth was difficult with 1st and my 2nd was an elected c-section to not have previous complications, so only 2 for me.

Was not desire to have 5 it was more I just some how always knew there would be 5. At 2 I was done when I was of with #3 I was scared lol. Had the partner fixed we were done!!! Even then I would say I know Iíll have 5 kids...years later and better relationship the twins came around!

Sorry for the troubles you had. Iíve had mine everyday from at home all natural to section. Each experience was vastly different! But really IíM DONE LOL


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Post by: kartiana on April 24, 2019 04:38:17 PM
Favorite number is 17, probably because it's my birthday  :) I also like 23 now (son's birthday) and 27 (his due-date)


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 24, 2019 04:42:02 PM
Speaking of  birthday's, my mom's is 5-5-55. Cool, huh?


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Post by: endymion on April 24, 2019 05:48:49 PM
Numbers-blech! Me no likee.


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 24, 2019 06:44:34 PM
8 because it's my birthday. I decided that was my favourite number when I was a very little girl and it stuck. When my kids were born I included that number as another fave, they were both on the 27th which is also the number of my gran's cottage where I spent both pregnancies. Weird, right? I love number synchronicity :).


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 24, 2019 06:53:49 PM
My birthday is on the 8th too...which month are you? I'm an Oct girl.


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 24, 2019 07:50:00 PM
Hey, cool! January baby here :)


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Post by: seeuudee on April 24, 2019 10:51:10 PM
I have always loved the number 13 and will always pick it over any other number. My birthday is the 13th, so I have never worried about it being unlucky or about Friday 13th superstitions.

And I find the number combination of 13 and 9 all the time!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 25, 2019 05:57:53 PM
How's everyone's day going?


I've been trying to keep up with the send/received status on the main page. It should all be correct in my notes, but if you could check the Gallery and let me know if it looks ok, that would be great.

Also, when you pm me with sending and receiving it would be super helpful if you would include in the pm itself who you have sent to or received from so I don't have to figure it out by looking at the "to" part of the message. It just makes housekeeping easier for me!

Thanks a bunch!


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 25, 2019 06:01:24 PM
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How's everyone's day going?

Had one of those days at work where I was all ďYeah I can really make progress here and get things doneĒ ok scratch that!!!!  Letís just say we have a combo of too many chiefs and communication issues!!!

It was a treat coming home to a swap package!


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Post by: kwality570 on April 25, 2019 06:58:30 PM
Favorite Pizza
I love regular hand-tossed crusts and my favorite toppings are green pepper and mushroom or a buffalo chicken pizza with green pepper.

Favorite Number
I don't really have a favorite number, but I've been in two mug clubs and my number was 67 in both. I guess that makes me have an affinity to that number.

My day is amazing. I got a gift certificate from my boss to celebrate me for Administrative Professionals day. I'm not an admin, but he must have just wanted to be nice. He gave me a $50 gift certificate to the local yarn store. I went and bought a bunch of yarn today with the gift certificate. Made for a great day!

You ladies that have had multiple children - I commend you. I'm 40 and don't have any kids and don't plan on it. The idea of having such a change in my life sounded too scary!


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Post by: kartiana on April 25, 2019 08:19:06 PM
How's everyone's day going?


I've been trying to keep up with the send/received status on the main page. It should all be correct in my notes, but if you could check the Gallery and let me know if it looks ok, that would be great.

Also, when you pm me with sending and receiving it would be super helpful if you would include in the pm itself who you have sent to or received from so I don't have to figure it out by looking at the "to" part of the message. It just makes housekeeping easier for me!

Thanks a bunch!

Sorry! I sent my received message before reading this  :P

My day has been busy! My kiddo was extra cranky this morning and then we had his 18 month check-up and he was due for one vaccine  :-\  It seems like the older he gets the more he reacts to the needle pokes  :'( But then we went out for an early dinner and he finally at something more than crackers!  :D Then we had ice cream and ended our day with a walk in the park, peanut butter, and a bath  :)


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Post by: ChameleonHound on April 26, 2019 04:29:02 AM
Apocalypse: my bf's uncle is a mild prepper, and he stocked up on toilet paper. I figure I can probably make do if I can hole up somewhere remote and grow food. If it's a nuclear apocalypse, I hope I'm right under the bombs a la KittyKill style.

Pizza: I live in NY, so I can throw a tomato and hit 3 pizza places. I usually can't eat pizza that's not homemade because last year my digestive system quit garlic and onions and some other things, and to be honest I didn't eat that much pizza then anyway.

Favorite number is 5. Just 'cause.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 26, 2019 06:13:58 AM
Mmmm...pizza...Fave combo is pepperoni, mushrooms, onions and extra cheese. I also like a deep dish from Jet's with all those minus the extra cheese to swap for diced tomatoes and pineapple. We have a take-n-bake place called Papa Murphy's here, they do it up anyway you want it and you take it home and bake it yourself. Jet's is a fave place...and we also have a place called Hot Box pizza that I really like, too. LOVE their breadsticks!

Numbers...3 and 7 are fave numbers. 3 is inherited from an ex-girlfriend as it was her fave number, and we're still very good friends after all these years, so I still keep it in my 'rotation' ;) 7 has always been one of my own faves, why...I really don't know. And I make up my own numbers, eleventy-seven is my fasve made-up number by me! LOL!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 26, 2019 07:03:53 AM
Eleventy-seven is an awesome number!


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Post by: kittykill on April 26, 2019 08:15:34 AM
 My favorite number is 1313. It is the address of the Munsters. 1313 Mockingbird Lane

I just started my day but the sun is shining and it warm so I am a happy camper.


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Post by: dharma_rebel on April 26, 2019 08:41:41 AM
My favorite numbers are 6 and 11. I'm not sure why 6. I always make a wish at 11:11 though, and find 11s everywhere.

As far as my day, It's still early-ish. I've been up since 530am, when I got to work. It's a Friday that I don't have to take my kid to her dad's and go into the office though, so that's a plus. I will probably work for a few hours and then clean my house. I'm hoping it gets warm enough so I can open up my doors and windows. I'm meeting up with a classmate later to work on our slide show that we're presenting for class next week. Plus, I'm hoping to get offered the job I interviewed for on Monday. So, nothing exciting, but I'll get to check off lots of boxes, and that's satisfying.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 26, 2019 10:02:14 AM
Found some of the purchased items for one partner today!


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Post by: quaggy on April 26, 2019 11:30:56 AM
Favorite # is 13 the day of my sons birthday.  My package arrived yesterday  Woo hoo just no time to post photos.  I did not even realize there was a gallery.    Timing for me has been so off on this swap.....sorry!!!!!  Life has been crazy!


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Post by: mandykaye on April 27, 2019 12:11:10 AM
I'm partial to 17 only because its my birthday as well, but not really into lucky or favorite numbers.

My day was bleh...still fighting off sickness and snow is on its way again &#128557;


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 27, 2019 07:42:47 AM
Who's watching Avengers:Endgame this weekend? No spoilers!


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Post by: endymion on April 27, 2019 08:42:00 AM
Saw it Friday evening (last night) at a sold-out show. Had to wait in line about 45 minutes to get inside the theater. Luckily, it was a gorgeous day: 65 degrees and bright sunshine.

When we got there, the line was already past the end of the sidewalk and extending into the parking lot. My husband wanted to stand in the grass in the shade, so he walked up and told everyone (in a loud and official-sounding voice) that there were safety concerns about standing in the parking lot, and asked that the line wrap around the theater instead. Everyone immediately complied, and he got to stand in the shade.  ::)

There were people in costumes taking photos with the people waiting in line. Not sure if they were hired by the theater or just enthusiastic moviegoers, but it made for a fun atmosphere.

Word to the wise: Be mindful of your fluid intake. The movie is over  three hours long and after a certain point thereís not a good break in the action to run to the restroom!  :D



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Post by: seeuudee on April 28, 2019 12:54:33 AM
How is my day going? Better than yesterday, although it is not yet 9am  ;D Yesterday was knocked out by a migraine, so other than taking the dog for a walk, I got very little done. Today is going to be busy to catch up! Have a whole term of Brownies to plan  :o

Avengers End Game - we would have been, except my husband has been away LARPing this weekend and I was not allowed to go without him, so sometime this week. Desperately trying to avoid reading anything about it!


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on April 28, 2019 09:06:21 AM
I'm partial to 17 only because its my birthday as well, but not really into lucky or favorite numbers.

My day was bleh...still fighting off sickness and snow is on its way again &#128557;

I hope your feeling better though the crappy weather doesn't help it!!!

I think I missed the pizza question. Ok full disclosure I hate Pizza. In my defense growing up between the US and Italy the pizza in Italy is nothing like any pizza in the US even at the Brooklyn Pizza places, sorry! But, though I could tolerate Italian pizza still was not something I ever enjoyed!

Now I don't eat grains so pizza is out and no huge loss to me! I do like Fat head dough though and use it to make what people would call a pizza, rolls and danish mmm


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 28, 2019 09:43:40 AM
We are waiting for EndGame to begin! The 1pm matinee sold out, ao we are waiting for 1:20pm. At least we get our favorite seats!

No cool display for us, but here is my Little Visitor Nessie who is excited.


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Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 29, 2019 09:27:31 AM
My husband watched End Game while I was in Asheville....  >:( His stupid company did a thing and took all of them to see it. Jerks. lol. I don't know when I get to.


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Post by: kittykill on April 29, 2019 10:11:25 AM
We haven't yet. I am a huge spoiler person so you can tell me what happens.  :D


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Post by: kartiana on April 29, 2019 10:12:24 AM
I pretty much don't watch and don't care about new movies anymore!  :P Every few years I'll see a preview for a movie I want to see, but even then I usually wait until I can watch it at home (I like watching with subtitles and a pause button). So I haven't seen it and I don't care to. My husband went to the midnight showing though and told me all about it. He really enjoyed it  :)


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 29, 2019 02:00:59 PM
Moving away from the Avengers, what are your favorite shows to watch?

I LOVE New Amsterdam, so now that I know all about Ryan Eggold, I am binging on The Blacklist. I love This Is Us, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Criminal Minds, Last Man Standing, Supergirl.......


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 29, 2019 05:47:37 PM
We have a TV for watching DVDs but that's it, no channels and no wifi either. I can't actually imagine what I would give up to make time for sitting still for that long. I do put on some Simpson's episodes in my studio when I'm working but I never look at the screen, it's just for background noise and because I like those silly voices :D.
That sort of adventure movie is very violent to me, I am not a big fan. I will sometimes borrow from the library if there isn't anything else much good available but I would not take time from my day and pay money to watch such a thing. We have friends who are really into it, I can always get a recap from them if I'm curious.

I will watch GoT when they are at the library. It is so incredibly sexual and violent but I've read the books so I sort of know what to expect. And GRRM is taking FOREVER to finish the story so I am sort of forced to watch if I want any resolution before I forget all the details and have to read it all over again. Have you seen those books? They are each the size of a cinder block and there are MANY of them! lol


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Post by: endymion on April 29, 2019 08:05:48 PM
The TV is almost always on when Iím crafting, but like craftylittlemonkey, Iím half-listening more than watching most of the time. Often itís tuned to the Game Show Network or reality TV shows (Survivor, The Voice, Project Runway, Trading Spaces, Flea Market Flip, baking/cake decorating competitions, etc).

if we are specifically talking about fictional TV, I like The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, Siren, Better Call Saul, and The Good Place. My husband and I started watching The Handmaidís Tale together, so I watch that with him for now, but have a feeling Iím not going to be able to do it much longer ó too violent and sadistic and disturbing.


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Post by: kartiana on April 29, 2019 08:22:51 PM
I'm with craftylittlemonkey! I barely watch anything new  :P I like to have things on in the background but I don't want to pay attention to it... so I tend to repeat the same movies and shows  :) I will watch new things with my husband, but if I'm not doing something else (like eating) I get a little stir crazy. Right now we're watching "Barry" (but we haven't watched this weeks episode yet) and the other night he put "Bonding" on to mess with me but we both ended up liking it so now we're a few episodes into that one  :D


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Post by: dontneedaclassroom on April 29, 2019 10:09:41 PM
I have a mental roster of "talk-y" TV shows that I can put on if I'm crafting. Like, Star Trek Next Generation is the perfect crafting show - it's almost a radio play, they narrate everything. The Good Place is easy to follow without looking but you miss a lot of visual gags. I've watched Stargate SG-1 and Leverage so many times I know exactly what is happening at all times, haha. But when I'm still in the planning/sketching stages I like to watch creative competition shows like Great British Bake-Off or Project Runway, it gets the juices flowing!


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Post by: mandykaye on April 30, 2019 02:49:29 AM
I haven't watched any of the Avengers movies lol! I only go to the theater once or maybe twice a year.

I do watch a lot of TV unfortunately  :D Currently Game of Thrones is our biggest watch! Then I watch some of the cooking show competitions with my mom sometimes and Dancing With The Stars. We watch General Hospital and Grey's Anatomy. My hubby and I used to watch The Walking Dead, but I didn't care for all the changes the last season so stopped watching that. I recently got into The Handmaid's Tale. We watch Stranger Things too. Of course, I have satellite internet and I really can't stream so I have to wait until they come out on DVD. I often put on Investigation Discovery channel for background when I'm working on stuff too.


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Post by: endymion on April 30, 2019 04:42:55 AM
Forgot about Stranger Things! We watch that, too.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 30, 2019 06:56:23 AM
We don't have Netflix or streaming either, so we watch on dvd too. We have all GOT on disc, but it is inappropriate for the kids to see, we only have dvd player in LR, and my dh goes to bed early bc he works early, so we really need to restart watching the series. It is hard to fit it in to watch together.


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Post by: kittykill on April 30, 2019 08:21:08 AM
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Moving away from the Avengers, what are your favorite shows to watch?

Supernatural, Stranger Things, Murder She Wrote, Svengoolie on Saturday nights, Joe Bob Briggs Drive In Movies, Psych


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Post by: lindyv321 on April 30, 2019 10:30:54 AM
Going to try to catch up here!

Favorite Pizza-
I like pepperoni and jalapeŮos but donít get it often since no one else does! We usually get a pepperoni and cheese when we are ordering for the whole family. I donít have a favorite place to order from, I like different places for different types of pizza!

Favorite Number-
I donít really have one

Avengers End Game-
We were planning on seeing it this past weekend but my boyfriend had to work so we will go this coming weekend instead. We havenít seen Captain Marvel yet but Iíve been told itís not necessary to see beforehand.

TV-
We are GoT fans too! I read the books and have watched the series since it came out but my bf never did. I made him sit and binge the whole series with me before the final season started. We also enjoy a lot of Netflix series including Narcos, Stranger Things, The Ranch, and Orange is the New Black. I enjoy true crime stuff and documentaries too!


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Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 30, 2019 10:44:41 AM
Yes yes yes to Stranger Things and Game of Thrones. Also love the newer Sabrina show on Netflix.


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Post by: Summer6061 on April 30, 2019 11:46:39 AM
Favorite number - 11. My husband and I were married on 11.11.11.

Avengers - we donít really watch any of those movies. I do love going to the movies though, but weíre not able to get to the theater very often (we can only go if my mom is able to watch our son, as thereís no way heíd be able to quietly sit through even one preview). Iíve thought about going while my little oneís at school, but he only does a half day right now and the movie times start too late.

TV - I like The Golden Girls, The Office, Murder, She Wrote, Law and Order SVU, How to Get Away With Murder, Broadchurch (I guess I go for both cozy and suspenseful depending on my mood). I also enjoy investigation discovery type shows, but my husband isnít a big fan and we usually watch TV together, so itís been awhile since Iíve watched any of those.
In the past, I really enjoyed The X-Files and Doctor Who. Iím hoping that Iíll forget them as time goes by so I can rewatch them like itís the first time  :).
Most nights, we end up watching Food Network game shows or Bobís Burgers. Weíll typically choose a show and watch through the episodes before moving on to another show.


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Post by: seeuudee on April 30, 2019 11:54:25 AM
Haven't seen End Game yet, hubby was away at the weekend and I was forbidden to go without him. Have been watching all the previous films in preparation for this weekend coming - full on date night, dinner and the cinema :D

Our TV is almost always on when we are in the lounge, but I very rarely just sit and watch - I am either crafting or playing computer games or something at the same time. If it is something I have watched before, I can even read a book!!

We don't have any TV service, so watch everything online, we have both Netflix and Amazon Prime. We watch so many series - Big Bang, anything Star Trek, the new Sabrina, Supernatural, will try anything for a couple of episodes before making a decision whether to continue or not. Also love documentaries. Recent guilty pleasure was a reality show called Glow Up, which was for Make Up Artists to win a contract with a professional - started off as just putting it on as background noise and actually really enjoyed it!

The one thing I can't get on any of the methods we use is Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, shown on Food Network. I love Guy Fieri and do miss being able to watch that show!


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Post by: Summer6061 on April 30, 2019 12:49:32 PM

The one thing I can't get on any of the methods we use is Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, shown on Food Network. I love Guy Fieri and do miss being able to watch that show!

If youíre looking to add another service, Hulu has it, along with Guyís Grocery Games. Have you watched the ĎOur Planetí documentary on Netflix? I saw the first two episodes and found it to be pretty interesting.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 01, 2019 06:00:58 AM
We were supposed to have seen Avengers: Endgame last night...but I'm stupid and forgot I bought the tix for Tues and not Thurs when my DH is off. Tues is the 'cheap tickets' day at AMC theaters, but I got mixed up and kept thinking I bought for Thurs because that's his day off...So my idiocy screwed us out of both $14 and seeing the movie. Guess I'll try again after we get paid again this coming Friday for a 5/14 showing...so far I've been successful not seeing or reading any spoilers online or on FB.

Just about anything sci-fi related like Star Trek TNG, Andromeda, Babylon 5, Supernatural has been run thru or is being run thru at our place. Currently watching The Village, 911, GOT, Good Doctor, This is Us, The Orville, and The Gifted. Many of these have wrapped their seasons, so I'll be waiting for next season to start back up. Also just started watching A Discovery of Witches on BBC America and I'm really into it!! Bring on ALL the gore, violence and sex over here...we're desensitized to everything long, long ago...and we don't yet have any children to shield from our heathen ways, LOL!


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Post by: ChameleonHound on May 01, 2019 07:54:38 AM
We watch all sorts of stuff, but most of all I want everyone to know about Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. It's fabulous. Set in Australia in the 1920s, Miss Phryne Fisher is a badass, shameless, witty and clever socialite and scholar. She steps in and solves murder mysteries for the local police force. It's a great bit of sass and history and empowerment and wit, along with everything we love about crime dramas.


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Post by: geekgirl1000100 on May 01, 2019 08:36:17 AM
I like Stargate SG-1, Star Trek (all but Deep Space 9), Farscape, Doctor Who, Bob's Burgers, Disenchantment, The OA, Russian Doll, Stranger Things to name a few

Moving away from the Avengers, what are your favorite shows to watch?



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Post by: geekgirl1000100 on May 01, 2019 08:37:54 AM
This sounds interesting.
We watch all sorts of stuff, but most of all I want everyone to know about Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. It's fabulous. Set in Australia in the 1920s, Miss Phryne Fisher is a badass, shameless, witty and clever socialite and scholar. She steps in and solves murder mysteries for the local police force. It's a great bit of sass and history and empowerment and wit, along with everything we love about crime dramas.


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Post by: kittykill on May 01, 2019 09:25:04 AM
Miss Fisher mysteries is one of my absolute favorites!


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 01, 2019 09:33:35 AM
We watch all sorts of stuff, but most of all I want everyone to know about Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. It's fabulous. Set in Australia in the 1920s, Miss Phryne Fisher is a badass, shameless, witty and clever socialite and scholar. She steps in and solves murder mysteries for the local police force. It's a great bit of sass and history and empowerment and wit, along with everything we love about crime dramas.

Where can this be found?


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Post by: kittykill on May 01, 2019 09:36:17 AM
I think Netflix or Prime. Everything about the show is so amazing. It's sexy without being gross, smart, the fashion is to die for.


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Post by: seeuudee on May 01, 2019 12:25:53 PM

The one thing I can't get on any of the methods we use is Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, shown on Food Network. I love Guy Fieri and do miss being able to watch that show!

If youíre looking to add another service, Hulu has it, along with Guyís Grocery Games. Have you watched the ĎOur Planetí documentary on Netflix? I saw the first two episodes and found it to be pretty interesting.

Will have to take a look at Hulu, thank you. And I started watching Our Planet and got upset by the baby flamingo, which is what? 10 minutes in to the first episode? And I couldn't carry on  :'( But I really want to watch it!


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Post by: Summer6061 on May 01, 2019 04:03:47 PM
Will have to take a look at Hulu, thank you. And I started watching Our Planet and got upset by the baby flamingo, which is what? 10 minutes in to the first episode? And I couldn't carry on  :'( But I really want to watch it!

I downloaded Hulu with the free trial a few years ago and we've had it ever since.  It's nice to have the additional content that Netflix and Prime don't offer.  We don't really use our Prime for watching any shows or movies.  Do you have any recommendations?

I agree about that baby flamingo, it was so sad!  There's a part with some seals in the second episode (I think) that's also very heart wrenching, but there's a bird mating dance scene that had me laughing out loud (I think it was in the first episode).  It's hard because there's no way of knowing which segments are going to be heartbreaking.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 01, 2019 05:09:56 PM
We used to have only 25 gig of data across all devices a month, and recently it's been bumped to 50 gigs I believe, but it's still not a ton to make the cost of streaming services worth it. If we lived in civilization we'd have more choices!

Do you like storms?

I grew up in Alaska where we didn't really get good thunderstorms, so I LOVE them!  Luckily we don't really have to worry about tornadoes because we live in a valley, but several years ago a couple smallish tornadoes did go though the surrounding counties.

I have, however, felt plenty of earthquakes! I still remember one in HS that seemed like lasted for minutes! Not nearly as bad the most recent one in Anchorage. My brother works for a news station, and it took a lot of damage. So much so that they are spread out in several buildings.


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Post by: endymion on May 01, 2019 06:29:06 PM
Storms stir me up in so many ways. Electricity! Startling flashes and crashes! There is just something about the frightful intensity of them. And the majestic skyscapes  that force us to confront the overwhelming power of nature.

When I was young, I collected pieces of wood from trees struck by lightning. And I had this affectation about the idea of making love during thunderstorms. Now that I look back on it, a lot of it was artistic posturing.

I grew up in the Deep South, and we had hurricanes. Now Iím in the Midwestern Plains and we have tornados. Have felt more than one earthquake tremor, but all very mild and harmless stuff. (Thank God!)

Of course, now I look at storms a little more somberly. Not just through a lens of romanticism or mysticism as I did back in the day, but now as potential large- and small-scale tragedies. The stuff of loss and life and death, not just transient thrills and jump-scares.

But still awed and impressed by them...


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Post by: mandykaye on May 01, 2019 09:58:59 PM
I get very nervous during storms! I don't mind a light thunder storm but if the wind comes up, I get really anxious! It doesn't help that we have a couple dogs that are "gun-shy" lol.


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Post by: seeuudee on May 01, 2019 10:40:28 PM
Will have to take a look at Hulu, thank you. And I started watching Our Planet and got upset by the baby flamingo, which is what? 10 minutes in to the first episode? And I couldn't carry on  :'( But I really want to watch it!

I downloaded Hulu with the free trial a few years ago and we've had it ever since.  It's nice to have the additional content that Netflix and Prime don't offer.  We don't really use our Prime for watching any shows or movies.  Do you have any recommendations?


We tend to watch mostly the amazon prime original/exclusive stuff - it was the only place I could watch Outlander, when it first started, we are loving American Gods and we thought Hanna was really good. And Vikings and Black Sails were prime exclusive. It may be that because we are in the UK, we get some series as prime exclusive that wouldn't be elsewhere.

Do you like storms?

I have always loved storms, the louder the better, but since having a dog who hates the noise of thunder (even on the TV), I hate that it upsets her so. But I still love it! She hates the opening credits of the Big Bang Theory - I am not sure whether they meant it to sound like thunder, but she always reacts!  :(

The best one I ever saw was when we were in South Africa - we had to stop driving at one point because the rain was so heavy, we could not see the front of the car! That evening the thunder and lightening moved right over us and I had never known that when lightening hits a swimming pool, the water glows - I sat at the window for a couple of hours, just waiting for it to happen - which it did about 6 or 7 times before it moved on :D


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 02, 2019 05:12:41 AM
TV
I cut the cable cord almost 6 years ago and only stream. I am not a huge TV watcher. I can take it or leave it though I do like background noise either music or TV. I do watch Game of Thrones, Handmaids tale, This old house, lots of PBS as I am a think TV member.

Storms -
I love them. Its actually nice in the winter if we know there is a huge storm coming and you don't have the stress of getting to work, those ones I enjoy. Thunderstorms and such I look at as a cleansing. I don't enjoy our typical winter blah and you have to still get kids to school on a 2 hr delay and get to work, but, that's life not storms.


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Post by: dharma_rebel on May 02, 2019 07:56:44 AM
Phew! I gave my final presentation for my last class of the semester last night. I'm finally able to get caught up. I'll check out all the additions to the gallery this afternoon.

As far as television goes, I don't have cable, but I have the Big Three streaming services. I guess I watch a lot, because i work from home (for the next few weeks, then I start my new job!) and since I'm easily distracted, playing a show on my laptop while I work keeps me from being on Facebook or Instagram, or a newsfeed or whatever. Lots of shows I watch on repeat.

On Hulu I watch Blindspot, the Resident, the Act, Good Girls, US of Tara, Community, and Parks and Rec. I also watched the Path and Shut Eye. With my kid, I watch the Mick, the Good Place, and Last Man on Earth.

On Netflix I watched Nurse Jackie, Ozark and Russian Doll, and with my kid watched Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt, Riverdale, Schitt's Creek, Glee, and Once Upon a Time.

I have Prime, but watch that less often. I bought all the seasons of Veronica Mars and I'm rewatching those because Hulu is putting out eight episodes this summer. I also like Bosch, the Cleaner, and House of Lies. I started and will someday finish Suits, The Americans, and the Newsroom

As far as storms go, I love 'em, but I live in Washington so they usually aren't too severe. I loved our snowpocolypse in February, and I love a good thunder and lightening storm. I love the smell after it rains. My very favorite is the Washington coast in the Winter with a good storm.


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Post by: Summer6061 on May 02, 2019 08:12:27 AM
I love storms! We donít get anything too crazy where I am, just rain and occasionally thunder and lightning. The best storm I ever saw was when I was a kid and we visited family in Oklahoma. They had thunder and lightning and I think rain too, but it was so much bigger and bolder and the clouds felt so much closer than what Iím used to.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 02, 2019 08:16:00 AM
Having grown up in FL, I'm all about the storms! Kinda bummed we don't get a lot or as severe ones here in IN most of the time. I enjoy the thunder and lightning from afar. I was party to MANY a lightning storm as both a child and an adult from a darkened room with the blinds drawn all the way back from a large window.  I even dared to stand on a covered front entryway from the 2nd story of the house I shared with my ex and caught a crazy lightning storm outside and a few photos of it. How it danced through the clouds was amazing to see!


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Post by: StudioANF on May 02, 2019 08:32:23 AM
Oh my gosh.  Storms. 

This brought back a [now] fond memory that I transcribed (https://studioanf.blogspot.com/2014/04/scaryyy.html) into a Blog post a few years back when I was doing blogging for a short time.  The experience was my first one in NC after just moving to the area. There's a bit of language in it, so beware, since I didn't censor myself at the time because adrenaline. lol

I do enjoy the sound of summer rainstorms though.  We have a retention pond behind our house so we get some nature sounds along with the rain, etc. in the evenings and it can be soothing to hear. :)


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Post by: kittykill on May 02, 2019 08:51:09 AM
We get tons of rain in Portland, but not that many storms. Usually at the beach and during the winter. I like them, except for getting my pups out to use the bathroom. It is kind of a nightmare.


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Post by: kwality570 on May 02, 2019 02:16:20 PM
If there's a non-reality show on Netflix or Hulu, I've probably tried it at least. I am trying to get away from sitting and watching so much, but I always have it on when I'm knitting or crocheting or working on any type of art, so if I quit that, I'd quit so much crafting.


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Post by: rhinoceroses on May 02, 2019 07:01:55 PM
Catching up!

Avengers: We are SO behind on the movies and are attempting to catch up so we can see the newest one, but we only watch about an hour of TV a day so it will take a bit! Which leads to...

TV: No cable, so everything is Netflix/streaming! I was on a kick of watching all the Spanish period dramas on Netflix for a while. The Time in Between is gooorgeous. The clothes are everything I wanted from The Crown. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is also really fun :)  I like a lot of the futuristic/sci-fi/distopian shows, so Black Mirror, Dark matter, The 100, and I'm sure I'm missing others that are recent. I tend to rewatch a lot of stuff too when I feel like the well is running dry. We rewatch Battlestar Galactica every few years, used to have a Firefox plugin to play random episodes of Star Trek:TNG and Futurama, and just rewatched Altered Carbon.  I've seen all the episodes of the Great British Bake Off at least 3 times, including the Christmas specials etc. It has ruined me for any other cooking competition shows.

Storms: Love watching them, getting caught in them not so much ;)


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 02, 2019 07:48:59 PM
Wow, lots of you really love stormy weather!
Our cottage is in Harrow Ontario which is the lightening capital of Canada (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/harrow-ont-lightning-capital-of-canada-1.1397244). There's so pretty powerful weather in that area. Not sure I love them but the big loud rain storms are certainly forces of nature, stunning to watch.


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Post by: mandykaye on May 03, 2019 11:05:49 PM
I've got my main item nearly finished! I like how it has turned out and I really think Bugaboo1 will too! I'm so glad the cold and gloomy weather is gone for the weekend here! I'm heading to a tulip festival tomorrow on Lake Michigan! So glad to be getting out of the house after being sick on and off for the month of April! Welcome May!!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 04, 2019 05:47:33 PM
My family insisted we take a break from my binge watching The Blacklist to watch a movie (Guardians of the Galaxy), so I am learning a new to me craft for one of my partners while I sorta watch the movie.


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Post by: endymion on May 04, 2019 08:36:18 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy is fun! I just finished a project while watching the first episode of Miss Fisherís Murder Mysteries, based on the recommendation of denizens of this form! Very enjoyable.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 06, 2019 04:49:40 AM
This past weekend was fun with a birthday party for one of my besties on Saturday night, and the clouds and overcast/rainy weather dissipated Sunday so I spent a couple hours chatting in the sunshine in her backyard with my friends when we all woke up (copious amounts of various alcohols were consumed by almost all, so 5 of the 7 of us that were there stayed the night at the birthday girl's house...yay, slumber party!). When I drove home I decided the sunshine and temperature in the low 70's was too good to waste going inside just yet, and left my car out of the garage to vacuum the inside and change out the all-weather rubber mats in my car that I use in the winter to my regular carpeted mats. I also shifted a few things around in the garage to make room for a large cooler I just bought to replace one with a broken handle that I donated to a local club I'm part of. Large coolers with missing handles and camping don't mix well to trying to drag said item out of the back of my car.

I had a list started somewhere for outlining crafts I wanted to make for each partner that's now gone AWOL...I'll need to make a new one and get rolling on the goodies!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 06, 2019 05:01:56 PM
I haven't asked a question in a few days, so:

What's your favorite songs/bands or what's in your playlist? Do you have any songs that have special signficance to your life?


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Post by: mandykaye on May 06, 2019 08:01:48 PM
Right now I'm really into 80's or synth pop sound music! Basically like Stranger Things soundtrack lol! M83 is one of my favorite artists. I also like instrumentals and epic movie soundtracks like from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and Lord of the Rings. I listen to a lot of different stuff. I don't really care for country western music nor most hard core rap or "screamo" music though.

My husband and I chose "I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore" by REO Speedwagon as our wedding song because the song almost literally narrated our relationship. Other than that, I go through phases on songs that are special to me at that moment in time.


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Post by: endymion on May 06, 2019 08:59:38 PM
Most recent obsession was Kaleoís ďWay Down We GoĒ. I donít know how many times I watched the YouTube video of them singing it inside an actual volcano.

All-time favorites include the Beatlesí ďAll You Need Is LoveĒ and Van Morrisonís ďMoondanceĒ.

Modified to add Cat Stevensí ďIf You Want to Sing Out, Sing OutĒ from the Harold and Maude movie soundtrack.


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Post by: dharma_rebel on May 07, 2019 07:04:18 AM
I have an eclectic taste in music, although I mostly listen to rap and hip hop. The last 10 artists I downloaded are Logic, Beyonce's Lemonade (since it's finally available everywhere), J. Cole, Billie Eilish, Dirty Heads, Karen O & Danger Mouse, Weezer, Lupe Fiasco, Ava Max,  and Tyler the Creator.

We also listen to a lot of musical soundtracks. Suessical is playing a lot, because my kid was cast as Gertrude and has a lot of songs. Also Heathers, Hamilton, Wicked, the Greatest Showman, and I just downloaded Mean Girls.


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 07, 2019 07:23:03 AM
I listen to a lot of different kinds of music. My tastes change constantly! I went through like a three year phase of listening to all alternative music and now I'm really into pop again!

I finished one project over the weekend and am quite happy with how it turned out!


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Post by: kartiana on May 07, 2019 08:49:00 AM
My go to play lists are musicals/show tunes (favs are Greatest Showman, Into The Woods, Wicked, Rent, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.... the list goes on...), David Bowie, Queen, K-Pop, a mix of other foreign language songs (Nena, t.A.T.u, anime soundtracks), Beatles, Partridge Family, and Bee Cakes (which I swear exists but I did a quick check on Amazon for spelling and can't find it... it's by Billy Boyd [from Lord of the Rings] and I found it by accident a few years ago and bought it on a whim, I love it!)

So that could probably be summed up as musicals, oldies, and foreign  ::)

And about storms: I love them from a distance now that I'm older. Lighting is pretty but also scares me now. I do not like the wind  :P I lived outside of Mojave in CA for a while and wind storms were awful! ...but... I do LOVE the rain!  :D People told me I would learn to hate the rain after moving to Washington but it hasn't happened yet and I've been here about 15 years off and on  :)


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Post by: Summer6061 on May 07, 2019 08:51:13 AM
I enjoy a variety of music. The music that Iíve been listening to most often lately is childrenís music that includes music from Moana, Elmo, Raffi, The Greatest Showman, and Elizabeth Mitchell (I love her 3 little birds rendition). My other most listened to genre is 80ís music.

I was so excited about one of my planned projects, but Iíve done a few practice pieces and have had nothing but problems and issues  :(. Every time I think Iíve gotten it all under control and Iím about to rock and roll, a new issue pops up. My husband is going to try and help me tonight so we can pinpoint what Iím doing incorrectly, fix the problem, and complete the project.

Do you guys ever run into these issues? Where you think ĎYay! Easy project, Iíll be done in an hour!í Only to find that although you feel like youíve worked on the project nonstop for the past three days, you still havenít made any progress?

The good news is that hopefully Iíll soon know how to avoid such problems in the future!


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Post by: kittykill on May 07, 2019 10:19:44 AM
I really do like every type of music. If I had to choose a few it would be:

The Damned
The Replacements
Willie Nelson
George Strait
Social  Distortion
Edith Piaf



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Post by: seeuudee on May 07, 2019 12:07:09 PM
I don't think I could list genres or artists when it comes to music, I very rarely play anything other than a mixed playlist! I love Opera, Classical, Soundtracks, 80s, a lot of current day stuff. In fact one of the things I love about Amazon Prime music is that they group their playlists into moods, so there is Work and Focus, which I listen to at work, Happy and Upbeat, which I listen to when gardening - much easier than making a choice on one artist!


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 07, 2019 04:01:20 PM
I like reggae and 80's pop. Also all that hippie junk my parents listened to when I was growing up. And jazz, of course. Quick peek through the first 4 pages of my CD book (ya, I'm old school like that):
Neil Young, Esthero, Lauryn Hill, Beck, Soul Coughing, Finley Quaye, Miles Davis, Curtis Mayfield, Eartha Kitt, Aretha, Marvin Gaye, Ella, Billie, Stevie Wonder... LOL eclectic mix much?


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 07, 2019 06:07:09 PM
Tell me one or more good thing that happened to you today.

Today I substitute taught in a 2nd grade classroom where 3 of the students use a behavior plan specific to themselves. Two of those students have anger issues. BUT...these kids LOVE ME!! So, I went in hoping for that to play in my favor and have a good day.

IT WAS AWESOME!   Each of those students met and exceeded their behavior goals for the day.  In fact, we have a special classroom for students that have severe behavior or are very low end students, and one of these students is in that class. This student chose to stay in our classroom the majority of the day, I had no behavior issues from him, AND he worked hard!!!!

The principal had stopped in during the morning reading groups, and everything was perfect. I gushed over how well they were doing. The principal later during the day complimented me on how I was gushing over the kiddos. That felt amazing!

And, all of the kids were great! It was such a wonderful day. The classroom felt like it might if I were the actual teacher, it went that well.

I am so proud of them!!! (I'm gushing, can you tell??!!!)


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 07, 2019 06:10:41 PM
BBM, it is so obvious how much you love your job!  I remember those teaching days quite well, and reliving them thru your post made my heart happy!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 07, 2019 06:15:31 PM
BBM, it is so obvious how much you love your job!  I remember those teaching days quite well, and reliving them thru your post made my heart happy!

Aww, thank you! It helps that right now I only do my son's elementary. Once he moves to the MS, I can add on new schools and districts. Next school year, I'll have subbed for 5 years and will have to renew my license!


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Post by: kartiana on May 07, 2019 08:21:38 PM
It's so good for them to hear you gush too!!!! Positive reinforcement is best (in my humble child-development-trained-experience)  :D


A good thing that happened to me today is I found a muslin blanket at a used children's stuff store. Not very exciting, but Perrin only has one and he loves it. With the weather heating up I was happy to find another one to keep in the rotation. Didn't find anything else I was looking for.... but that's ok  ;D Perrin and I went to the mall and he had fun playing in the play area  :D

Yesterday I went to Joann's to get some supplies for my craft project. I finally decided to go with my first idea and just needed some _______ in the right color.... but then the craft store had other things in mind so now I'm doing something slightly different. But I think it will be even better and more loved (I hope!)  ;D

And can I just say I love these colors that I have piled together! I get so used to seeing my favorite colors and color combos but the things I picked out yesterday look really good and I'm starting to rethink what I like! lol  :D


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Post by: mandykaye on May 07, 2019 08:56:21 PM
One good thing... my dad bought me a new push mower and the weather was nice enough to play outside lol!


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Post by: Summer6061 on May 08, 2019 09:18:16 AM
A good thing that happened to me today is I found a muslin blanket at a used children's stuff store. Not very exciting, but Perrin only has one and he loves it.

I love muslin blankets! Iím actually expecting a few from Amazon later today! We live in the desert area of California and theyíre great for the warm nights. Iím not sure how old Perrin is, but the 47x47 works perfectly for my nearly 6 year old!

The thing I donít like about muslin blankets is how expensive so many of them are! 
Thereís a seller on Etsy with a super good deal on a 4 layer muslin blanket, which is perfect for those nights when you need more than a single layer, but itís not cool enough for a full on warm blanket. The sellerís shop name is LaurenAndMichael and they have the blanket available for $7.00 plus a very reasonable shipping rate. I bought one a few years ago and am very pleased with the quality and the softness. Iíll probably end up buying another one some time soon!


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Post by: kittykill on May 08, 2019 09:34:09 AM
Oh! I forgot. I LOOOOVVVVEEE 20's and 30's music. LOVE it!

One good thing that happened to me today. My husband took me to work this morning so I didn't have to walk.


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Post by: kartiana on May 08, 2019 09:54:23 AM
A good thing that happened to me today is I found a muslin blanket at a used children's stuff store. Not very exciting, but Perrin only has one and he loves it.

I love muslin blankets! Iím actually expecting a few from Amazon later today! We live in the desert area of California and theyíre great for the warm nights. Iím not sure how old Perrin is, but the 47x47 works perfectly for my nearly 6 year old!

The thing I donít like about muslin blankets is how expensive so many of them are! 
Thereís a seller on Etsy with a super good deal on a 4 layer muslin blanket, which is perfect for those nights when you need more than a single layer, but itís not cool enough for a full on warm blanket. The sellerís shop name is LaurenAndMichael and they have the blanket available for $7.00 plus a very reasonable shipping rate. I bought one a few years ago and am very pleased with the quality and the softness. Iíll probably end up buying another one some time soon!

Thanks! I'll have to check it out  :) Perrin is one and a half right now so that size would be perfect with room to grow  :D


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 08, 2019 12:14:54 PM
I'm all over the board with music/artist likes. I also have XM Radio in my car, that's where I spend the majority of my music-listening time. I listen to a lot of the new-school stuff on Ch2 (popular/top 40s pop/hip-hop mostly). I also like Classic Rewind, Ch25 (mostly 60s/70s/80s rock like Bob Seger, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Guns n Roses, etc.), Lithium, Ch34 (90s alternative rock like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, etc.). I also like a lot of EDM like BT, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk.

My favorite song is Hotel California by The Eagles. Waayyyy outside of what one would think someone my age would listen to, as this group/song was out and popular long before I was even a twinkle in my parents' eyes!

I'm also a huge Doors and Jimi Hendrix fan, love Nine Inch Nails, too, and I grew up on country so there's no way I can ever hate it :)

See?? I'm all over the place!

Yesterday, a good thing that happened was getting to work from home and having our new washing machine get delivered and installed! The one that was in our rental home when we moved is was an 'as-is' appliance (no warranty to fix/replace like for the stove, micro, or dishwasher; no fridge provided, we bought our own when we moved in) broke on the last spin cycle on Saturday morning...so that chore was delayed a few days until yesterday. Clothes never spun dry after they agitated, rinsed and spun the first spin cycle...so...I had to run 5 mini-loads of 4-6 pieces of sopping wet clothing thru the dryer to dry the load that was in there when it gave up. Loving the new washer though, and husband's tax return came in and paid for it. Not really how we wanted to spend that money, we had other bills we wanted to pay ahead on with it...but, at least things coincided well to not put us on our ear financially with an unforeseen expense like this.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 08, 2019 03:12:55 PM
How exciting for the new washer! Funny how "grown ups" get excited for these things!

If you follow my instagram,(@lynx2lancer) you'll see my daily happy posts following the blooming 2nd year Clematis. We've had birds on the feeder, and I saw a hummingbird today! Spring....is here!

I'm going to steal borrow craftylittlemonkey's question in the Use the Good Beads Swap for today:

Are you a morning or night owl?

If I wake up on my own around 7-8, I am happy to be awake in the morning. I usually am in bed by 11, but I am up sometimes 3 hours later than my family, so that makes me an occasional night owl in that sense.


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Post by: dontneedaclassroom on May 08, 2019 10:19:17 PM
As a habit I tend to be a night owl, but mostly because I'm reluctant to go to work again in the morning, you know? :) During the couple of years I was just working part time at a job I loved, I woke up pretty early even when I didn't have anywhere pressing to be.

Some house finches have been visiting the clematis outside my study window like they're thinking of making a nest out there, but I think the neighbor's cat might have finally scared them off this week.


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Post by: mandykaye on May 09, 2019 01:25:45 AM
Complete night owl!!! I tried keeping early hours for years but I just could never get used to it! I was always afraid I would oversleep and occasionally did! I do best working 2nd shift because then I could sleep in and still have time to do things when my mind is most active after work. My husband works a weird shift that is in between normal 2nd and 3rd shift hours (6pm to 4:30 am) and that is pretty much my schedule too lol! I'm usually awake from 1-2pm until around 6-7 am. No kids so don't have to keep "normal" hours.


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Post by: kittykill on May 09, 2019 08:28:07 AM
100 million percent early morning person. I get up between 5-5:30, even on the weekends. I want all my work done by 3 in the afternoon so I can hang out and enjoy the day.


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Post by: Amfkinney on May 09, 2019 08:38:22 AM
Hi Everyone!

I have a bit of catching up to do.

Two weeks ago I went to Ireland with my family (husband and three adult children).  It was our first vacation like this ever and we had so much fun.  Now that they are all out of college, we decided it was time and it was fabulous.  All my children moved away from home for their careers so being together for a week was wonderful.

Then...the return to work after being away for a week.  That was crazy, but all is good.

I will do my best to catch up here.

Avengers--have not seen the movie.  I truly don't make it to the movies as much as I would like.

TV Shows--I really like Netflix and Hulu.  Some of my favorite regular shows are This is Us and A Million Little Things and the Big Bang Theory.  I still stick by my old standards of Golden Girls repeats.  A few years ago my friends and I dressed up as the four awesome ladies for Halloween.  So much fun.

Storms--as a child, they terrified me.  I won't say I hate them now, but sometimes they are cool...unless causing a lot of damage. 

Music--I like a lot different music.  If I had to pick one...it would be Billy Joel hands down. I have loved his music all of my life.  I do like Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, James Taylor and many more.   I have XM radio in my car which I enjoy because i can change my music genre to whatever I am in the mood for.

Morning or night person--I am absolutely a night owl.  I am not a morning person at all.  I like the quiet of the night to craft or read or veg out. 

Have a good day everyone!

Anne




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Post by: dharma_rebel on May 09, 2019 09:14:07 AM
Total morning person. Like kittykill, I get up between 5 - 530am every morning without an alarm.

I will often take a cat nap during the afternoon so I can get through the evening. I'm usually ready for bed by 9 or 930, read for a bit and then fall asleep.


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Post by: geekgirl1000100 on May 09, 2019 09:15:53 AM
Same here.  I am up by 6 every morning.  Often I wake up at 4.
Sleeping in is 6:30.  Very occasionally 7am!!!

I work 7-4 and like that I don't have to deal with traffic.  Sometimes I am at work by 6.  I get a lot done before others start coming in between 8-9.

100 million percent early morning person. I get up between 5-5:30, even on the weekends. I want all my work done by 3 in the afternoon so I can hang out and enjoy the day.


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Post by: seeuudee on May 09, 2019 10:53:22 AM
Good thing that happened - is it really bad that I cannot think of anything good that happened today? The weather was meh, work was crazy and I ended up working through lunch, I am now home with the heating on because I am so cold and need to make a decision about what I want for dinner! So I will go with - that my veggie garden is starting to look really good and as it rained today, I don't have to worry about going out in the cold and watering this evening :)

Early bird or night owl? Left to my own devices I am a night owl, with a couple of weeks of work I shift to a 1-2 am bed time and sleep til around 9 ish. But when working, my alarm goes off at 5.45 and I have to leave the house about 7.15 am, so I am usually in bed by 10.30 pm at the very latest.


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Post by: rhinoceroses on May 09, 2019 12:42:43 PM
Today I met some other new(ish) mothers at an art museum. We walked around and then ate lunch at the museum cafe, all with our babies! It was wonderful and borderline surreal.

I'm definitely a night owl, which has been a challenge with a small person who has been waking up at 6am or earlier recently. Fingers crossed that the blackout curtain I just hung fixes that!  ;)


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 09, 2019 03:19:34 PM
This week has been INSANE at work! I managed to get one little thing done for this swap but havenít been able to get caught up on the thread.


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Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 10, 2019 06:37:58 AM
My head has been foggy the last week or two. I'm behind on crafting for this swap because my art doll is taking a lot of my crafting energy since getting back from Asheville. I have some solid plans though and don't think I'll have any problems wrapping things up on time.

I used to be a night owl, but these days I'm neither a night owl nor a morning bird. I am always super exhausted in the evenings and then can't wake up in the mornings. On the weekends, I'll sleep 10 or 12 hours if my husband doesn't drag me out of bed, but I'm still in bed at the normal time even after sleeping in.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 10, 2019 09:11:57 AM
I'm having so much fun watching my 2nd year clematis growing and blooming that I am posting daily pictures on Instagram. So, a rhyme for you:

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row

What does your garden grow?


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Post by: endymion on May 10, 2019 10:12:08 AM
My garden mainly grows weeds these days. ;D

Something good- I helped someone find a way to get community assistance with medical bills. Made me feel good!

Iím a total night owl. It often helps because I work at a sleep lab!


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 11, 2019 04:06:07 AM
UGH haven't had the ability to check in the past week. Whats with work for us all going nuts??? I am 2 weeks away from a major go live for a project where it seems the whole organization is plotting against it! I'm the project manager so I don't take it personal but geese people let me just do my job!

Not sure if it happened at the same point but my good thing that happened....I have lived in my new home since July of last year, my old home has sat empty. It was on the market for 4 days back last May and went into a bidding war which was great BUT it hasn't closed in a YEAR!!!! Its been one thing after another and a year of carrying costs, heating it, fixing it, mowing, going over there every other day to make sure its still standing and not destroyed! Well I finally got a closing. Wednesday at 2pm its no longer my responsibility! It still doesn't feel real and I am a ball of nerves waiting for this to happen as its been such a nightmare I'm not a bit pessimistic waiting for what bad thing will happen next! But, a closing date is good new on that chapter of my life! My wallet will feel better too!

I have been managing to craft away for my new friends though, which keeps me happy and keeps me going!


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 11, 2019 04:08:55 AM
Total morning person. Like kittykill, I get up between 5 - 530am every morning without an alarm.


Me as well! No alarm I just wake up and cannot for the life of me sleep in. Its 7 am here I have been up for 2 hrs, laundry is done, kitchens cleaned and mopped, now for everyone else to get up so I can change sheets because apparently its rude to snag them out from under their sleeping bodies!

No cat naps though, if I nap its because I am seriously. sick!

I go to bed between 10-1am but still back up at the butt crack of dawn


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Post by: dharma_rebel on May 11, 2019 07:01:36 AM
Total morning person. Like kittykill, I get up between 5 - 530am every morning without an alarm.


Me as well! No alarm I just wake up and cannot for the life of me sleep in. Its 7 am here I have been up for 2 hrs, laundry is done, kitchens cleaned and mopped, now for everyone else to get up so I can change sheets because apparently its rude to snag them out from under their sleeping bodies!

No cat naps though, if I nap its because I am seriously. sick!

I go to bed between 10-1am but still back up at the butt crack of dawn

I actually slept in this morning. 6am. Woohoo!

I was so excited when I got home last night because the supplies for one of my projects arrived. I'll get that put together today, and hopefully get started on my big project this weekend as well.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 11, 2019 11:09:09 AM
How is crafting going for package 2?


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 11, 2019 11:32:56 AM
How is crafting going for package 2?

Currently enjoying the sun on the back deck ona break from deck clean up crafting a bit


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Post by: endymion on May 11, 2019 04:08:25 PM
Iíve got 2 projects more than 3/4 complete, and another small one barely started. On track to mail on time.

Got distracted this week by a craft project that needed to be done by Monday, for work. Just finished that one, so should be able to dive back into this swapís crafts this evening.


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Post by: kartiana on May 12, 2019 08:29:54 PM
More of a night owl (most of the time)

My garden is growing rocks right now!  :D ...and a few succulents (hens and chicks?). And maybe chives if I can keep them alive (my mom gave them to me last week...)

Crafting is going well! Finished one project, started another but now I'm re-thinking the ______ I bought and might go back to the store for another one I saw  :P I have something in mind to buy, just have to order it. I'm on schedule to send on time  :)


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Post by: geekgirl1000100 on May 13, 2019 04:59:14 AM
How is crafting going for package 2?

for one partner I was overly ambitious and thought I would never get done but felt I was too far in to start over with something else.  But it finally came together and I just have a few finishing touches to add.

for partner 2 her item came along just perfectly and I want to keep it for myself.

I have extras all ready so hopefully I can mail this week.  Will just depend on work really.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 13, 2019 05:49:42 AM
I'm some form of permanently exhausted pigeon, LOL!! I can stay up like crazy, but I can also head to bed early. I can get up early, I can get up late. Really just depends on the week or day's events which way I go on that. Weekdays, I work, so Sun-Thur I'm usually in bed by 10-11p and up at about 5:30am M-F. Weekends, I go to bed when I feel like, don't set an alarm, but 90% of the time I wake up at or before 8am, sometimes if it was a long night I may be in there until 9 or 10am. My days of sleeping until noon like I used to do as a teenager are LONG gone, unless I was literally up until 4, 5, or 6am...and those are 1 in a million times these days that I'm up that late now.

Because we rent, we don't personally have any kind of garden. Have been thinking of trying to do some container gardening, but I'm not sure what will really thrive other than some herbs...but...my good friend that lives about 10min away from us has a plot at her house and has saved us a couple rows to plant in this year! I'm stoked!! We've got a couple types of peppers, green beans, cucumbers (for making pickles), and one or 2 other things I can't seem to think of right now. My friend grows a lot of types of peppers and tomatoes, and last year we ended up getting a couple paper bags full of 'bumper crops' from her. Hoping we can trade and share again with what we're growing along with her and her family. I offered a few hours a week to come over and help tend the garden each week for a little planting space, so I think that's a wonderful trade :)

I'm almost ashamed to say it, but I've been so busy with life recently and have been feeling a bit down as well, that I haven't started crafting anything yet :( I've never sent late, and once I hammer out what I want to do for any project (as well as start on it), I get done in record time! So, I'll be rolling on with things very soon, promise!


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Post by: StudioANF on May 13, 2019 07:30:42 AM
Whew!  I've had house guests stay with us all last week so things were a bit crazy!  They left to head home yesterday so I finally feel like I can get back to my normal routine and catch up on all the things. :)

Are you a morning or night owl?

I'm 100% not a morning person. I can get up early if necessary, but I'm a super grouchy mute until I've had at least 1 cup of coffee (pretty sure my husband made a zombie comment one time but you know what? words are hard early in the morning). I think I might have actually "hissed" at Perfectlybohemian one time on a girls trip a few years ago? :P

What does your garden grow?

I have a raised garden bed in our backyard this year so I'm growing garden beans, tomatoes, Jalapenos and bell peppers along with a couple pots of strawberries.  I have a side garden that has a fig tree and a blueberry bush as well.  Inside, I've got one of those stackable planters with Herbs in them :)

How is crafting going for package 2?

package 2 is coming along nicely!  Despite having guests for a whole week, they were late risers so I got to sneak in some good crafting time on my med item.  Not as much as I would have liked; I feel like I'm a bit behind the schedule I had set up in my mind but I'm still good for sending on time at this point. :)



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Post by: kwality570 on May 13, 2019 09:04:24 AM
Are you a morning or night owl?
I'm definitely not a morning person. I get made fun of at our twice a year early morning work meetings because I usually look so bad and barely can talk to people.

What does your garden grow?
My garden is crochet cacti. That's about it! :)

How is crafting going for package 2?
I have both of my package 2s started for my partners, but I haven't made a lot of progress. I did a lot of sitting in the craft room and blankly staring at the beginning of this because I couldn't decide what I wanted to make. I'm making some progress now though and should definitely finish before the send out date.

Happy Monday and happy crafting, ya'll!


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Post by: Summer6061 on May 13, 2019 10:11:27 AM
Morning or night owl - Iíd have to say more of a night owl, though ever since I had my son almost 6 years ago, I seem to be able to get up and going in the morning more easily. The only thing is that though Iím up and awake, I have a harder time being productive in the morning than at night.

What does your garden grow - I donít gave much of a green thumb. My big accomplishment is that the shamrock houseplant I bought around St Pattyís day is still alive.

Package 2 - Most of my crafting for both partnerís packages requires one major craft supply. I recently discovered that though I had plenty of that supply in stock, it was no good and it was the cause of most (if not all) of the issues I was running into while crafting. I ordered a different brand and received part of the order yesterday and am expecting the second half of the order today. Once I have all of this supply, I should be able to rock and roll!
I do already have a small done for each partner, though I may end up redoing them, weíll see.  Iím expecting to send out on time.


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Post by: ChameleonHound on May 13, 2019 03:59:38 PM
Hi, long time no post. I wound up getting super bogged down in the project that was my original idea, decided to scrap it and am really liking the next series of ideas I've had. I will finally get to use some stash items that I've been saving for a good purpose.

Also, my garden currently grows puddles. Lots of puddles. I want it to stop raining long enough for us to get our last bits of fencing up and the garden planted! Also for it to stop being in the 40s! Blah.


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 14, 2019 03:39:41 PM
Iím a early bird during the week and a night owl on the weekends which is not good for my internal clock! I get up early no matter how late I stay up do Iím usually quite tired and lazy on Sundays!

I have a black thumb and so my poor garden is dead

Ahhh I canít believe send outs are next week. I need to finish this week cause next week is crazy! My son is promoting from 8th grade and my daughter is graduating from high school. So Iíll have family in town and we are having a party for them! Life had been crazy but I know I can done in time!


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Post by: mandykaye on May 14, 2019 08:44:30 PM
I have some spring flowers out right now,and others are coming in nicely so far. But since we're not totally clear of frost yet, I haven't been able to put in any veggies or annuals!

I have my main item finished and need to get going on the rest! I have some supplies but may need buy a few more things yet.

I've been caring for my infant nephew since last week while my SIL is in the hospital. I'M not sure how long I will be caring for him. This is totally not my area of expertise being 40 years old and no children of my own lol! I used to babysit for cousins like 20 years ago lol! But my nephew has to be fed though a feeding tube every 3 hours and I've had him round the clock the past few days... Luckily he is a pretty good baby . ;) But I am a bit paranoid so I don't get much sleep lol!


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Post by: kartiana on May 14, 2019 11:01:16 PM
I've been caring for my infant nephew since last week while my SIL is in the hospital. I'M not sure how long I will be caring for him. This is totally not my area of expertise being 40 years old and no children of my own lol! I used to babysit for cousins like 20 years ago lol! But my nephew has to be fed though a feeding tube every 3 hours and I've had him round the clock the past few days... Luckily he is a pretty good baby . ;) But I am a bit paranoid so I don't get much sleep lol!

You can do it!!!  :D And if you have any questions feel free to message me, I have a few years experience working with infants in a preschool setting and I have a toddler who was recently an infant  ;)


Title: Re: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: dharma_rebel on May 15, 2019 05:57:15 AM
I've been caring for my infant nephew since last week while my SIL is in the hospital. I'M not sure how long I will be caring for him. This is totally not my area of expertise being 40 years old and no children of my own lol! I used to babysit for cousins like 20 years ago lol! But my nephew has to be fed though a feeding tube every 3 hours and I've had him round the clock the past few days... Luckily he is a pretty good baby . ;) But I am a bit paranoid so I don't get much sleep lol!

Thatís a really big deal. How lucky your SIL is to have you! I think Iíd be pretty intimidated by having to feed through a tube - and every 3 hours! You totally got this, though. Iím sure youíre doing great already and what a neat opportunity to bond with your nephew. Not many aunties and uncles get to do that. Youíre sure to have a special relationship for life. I hope your SIL recovers quickly and she can be with baby again soon. ❤️


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: dontneedaclassroom on May 16, 2019 10:57:28 PM
I miss the days when I worked part time and could more or less arrange my sleep schedule to suit myself. These days I tend to be a night owl, and sometimes I'll get in a bad habit where I stay up too late and go to work short-slept, then take a "nap" when I get home from work... for like 3 hours. Then I'm up at 8:30 PM refreshed and ready to... never fall asleep on time again.

My garden is a work in progress this year. Last year I hardly did anything with it, so my plan for this year was to plant a bunch of native plants on the theory they would require less work (and less water!). I ordered a bunch of them online from a local nonprofit in March to try to avoid the perils of impulse buys at the garden center but I was foiled! April saw a bunch of unusual weather in the area, and more than half of my order died - plus most of the ones I did get are just sprouts instead of established plants. I went to the garden center to get a couple of supplementary native bushes, and also bought a bunch of tomatoes and basil and moss roses, so now I've got to keep up with yard work this year after all if I want them to live.

I've made good progress on the main crafted item, but not sure what the secondary items will be yet. I'm so glad we have the option of purchasing the secondaries!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 17, 2019 07:51:52 AM
I'm definitely have a personal craft marathon to knock some of this package out this weekend :) I have some little goodies already and have used a life line and asked some other pals to get approval on my main project :D Definitely got a thumbs up and keeping on with all my plans!


Title: Re: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: Summer6061 on May 17, 2019 08:34:26 AM
I've been caring for my infant nephew since last week while my SIL is in the hospital. I'M not sure how long I will be caring for him. This is totally not my area of expertise being 40 years old and no children of my own lol! I used to babysit for cousins like 20 years ago lol! But my nephew has to be fed though a feeding tube every 3 hours and I've had him round the clock the past few days... Luckily he is a pretty good baby . ;) But I am a bit paranoid so I don't get much sleep lol!

I hope your sister in law is doing better this week and all is going well with your nephew! How wonderful that you were able to step in and help! If you have any questions about the feeding tube, feel free to message me. My son has been tube fed his whole life, so Iíve gained some insights over the years.


I finished my medium for one partner and have one more medium to go!! My smalls are mostly complete and just require a little bit of final detail attention. Iím really happy with how the medium came out and hope my partner likes it too!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 17, 2019 05:59:40 PM
I have realized that send-outs on my kid's last day of school.  It seems like most of you (myself included) are pretty close to being ready to send, but you all think pushing back send outs a week to May 31 would be helpful, I am good with that. Let me know!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: StudioANF on May 17, 2019 06:32:11 PM
 Ohh, I'd love to have an extra week to do finishing touches as long as it works for everyone else :)


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: rhinoceroses on May 17, 2019 06:40:55 PM
I feel like I'll get everything done by the original date, but another week to fiddle would be great!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: endymion on May 17, 2019 07:25:15 PM
Never met a deadline extension that I did not embrace!  :)


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: dharma_rebel on May 18, 2019 06:43:39 PM
I finally got a nice chunk of time to spend on one of Kartianaís items today. It still needs another step, but that is a hurry up and wait kind of thing. I have another item almost complete, except for the part I canít do until the last minute. And I picked up supplies today for one more thing. I could send out on time, but Iíll take the extra days!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: mandykaye on May 18, 2019 07:07:25 PM
Thanks for the kind words! I'm sure gonna miss the little guy when he goes back to his momma!

I can be ready by the original date...but am cool with more time too! ;)


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: kartiana on May 18, 2019 10:15:59 PM
I could use the extra time too! I woke up to a "clean" craft room  :o ...spent a big chunk of the day re-finding things and digging in the trash  :'( ....he meant well, but some things that look like trash aren't really trash  :P (you know?) ...Nothing that directly affects this swap, but threw me for an emotional loop and I needed time to process  :-\


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO 4/23 & 5/23
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 19, 2019 05:55:10 AM
Ok....send when you are ready, but official send-outs extended to May 31!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: kwality570 on May 19, 2019 11:35:19 AM
Hooray for the short extension. I can always use extra time to add more to my packages!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: Summer6061 on May 19, 2019 07:59:03 PM
Iím close to being done, but Iím thankful for the extension! I have an extra item I want to make before sendouts and now I just might be able to pull it off!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 20, 2019 04:45:37 AM
Sendout extension works for me! Life has gotten a bit upside down over here for me recently :( I've got the boat heading in the right direction again as of yesterday, and am grateful for the extra time.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: kartiana on May 20, 2019 09:32:37 PM
I'm back on track!!!  :D As of now I have 2 completed projects and 1/3 of a set of things I'm making... Bought a few extra small extras today... and waiting on the thing I ordered to get here (currently in Florida!  :P ). If the thing I ordered doesn't get here in time I'll just send the one I already own  :D ;) So I think I have enough to fulfill the swap requirements if I had to send now, but I appreciate the extra time to make somethings out of the ______ I bought with my partner in mind  :) (even though I'm making something different than originally planned  ;) )

Was that vague enough?  :D


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 21, 2019 03:21:50 AM
OMG has life gotten away from me! I am happy for the short extension! I ripped my fingers open on my dominant hand this past weekend pulling some ornamental grass out and the cuts kept reopening and bleeding which means couldn't craft because that really wasn't the look I was going for!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 21, 2019 04:27:17 AM
I'm glad the extension is helpful. I have to admit, April and May have been much more busy for me than I anticipated.

I'm sorry I have been remiss lately on our semi-daily questions, so here is a fun one:

Tell me about one of your absolute favorite projects that you ever made. Share pictures if you'd like.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 21, 2019 05:46:59 AM
My favorite project I've ever made was "Rusty the Moth Guy" and more recently his buddy "Mushy the Mothman" :) I feel like they perfectly embody my weirdness and are so "me"


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: lindyv321 on May 21, 2019 07:42:03 AM
I am so happy for the extension! My son is promoting from 8th grade tonight and my daughter graduates from high school Thursday! I have family coming in and have been insanely busy trying to clean and get a party ready! I could technically send on time but my package isn't feeling complete to me...



Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: Summer6061 on May 21, 2019 09:56:53 AM
My favorite projects that Iíve made have been things for my son. This is his Halloween costume from a few years ago when he was two.



It was a no-sew all glue project and I was really pleased with how it came out. I smile every time I see this pic of my little Prince Charming.
We had a circus themed party for him when he turned three and I was able to reuse the costume as a Ringmaster outfit for a circus poster I created for the party (and later turned into a fridge magnet).



Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: endymion on May 21, 2019 10:34:59 AM
Oh, my! What a cutie!!! Love that costume.

I liked the bird lady automaton I made recently (link below in my signature.) I donít know, it kind of feels like each thing I make is a new favorite for me!

Thereís one project that I never took pictures ofó a birthday gift for a close friend. It was an alphabet book where each page/letter represented a shared memory. The letters were all embroidered onto the paper, and each page was also embellished with pictures and things. The whole thing was also a poem. She loved it; I forgot to take pictures before I mailed it off.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on May 21, 2019 11:17:01 AM
I'm enjoying seeing everyones favorite projects.  that bird automation is cool.

This is one of my favorite ones I made for cmarion in an assemblage art swap.  I want to make more.
more detailed pics here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455521.0)





Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: mandykaye on May 21, 2019 11:19:31 AM
I'm happy for the extension too! One of my smaller projects has proven more complicated than it should be lol!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 21, 2019 12:52:36 PM
I know I  have a post about this fellow somewhere on here...I think. I am drawing a blank on the name of this sheep...Valais something or other. I crocheted him several years ago  then paunstakingly tied on individual hairs. It took forever! But, he is so cute!



Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: endymion on May 21, 2019 06:30:22 PM
That art palette is so cool, geekgirl! And I think I remember that project, BigBangMomma. So much effort, and a very cool result.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 22, 2019 03:09:05 AM
Hmm one of my favorites was this Tudor rose purse for the original 12 days of Christmas swap

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195684.msg2073795#msg2073795



Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: StudioANF on May 22, 2019 07:06:27 AM
Tell me about one of your absolute favorite projects that you ever made. Share pictures if you'd like.

My favorites change; but my two favs right now are the Piranha Plant Bouquet (More pics here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442266.msg5358878#msg5358878)) I did a few years ago and my assemblage fantasy ship. :)







Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 22, 2019 09:32:07 AM
Holy cow!!! That assemblage ship is amazing! Was it a gift, or do you still own it?


Today's question: How are you doing getting to know your partner? We've had several more silent participants (which is okay as long as you are posting at least once every 2 weeks). Please pm me if you have any swap concerns.

I have pm'd endymion several times, which is fun. Kittykill and I haven't pm'd quite as much (honestly, Pam, with you being a mod, I don't want to fill up your inbox too much...otherwise I'd have pm'd more.)

If any of you have a fun question you want to ask the group, go for it!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: dharma_rebel on May 22, 2019 10:06:40 AM
There are so many things that Iíve made that Iím proud of - usually thanks to swaps because they push me to actually finish things, and to do my very best. However, I took some classes in metalsmithing last year and Iím SUPER proud of the things I can make with metal and a saw.



I made both of these rings - although I could use a refresher course in stone setting.



Iím pretty handy with a jewelerís saw, though.

As far as getting to know my partner, I feel like I have been a bit neglectful. Weíve messaged back and forth a few times, but we are both busy moms. It feels like life gets in the way a lot. But, Iím having so much fun crafting for Kartiana, and we are now friends on Facebook. Plus, she lives in a city not far from me, that I visit a few times a month, and we have a lot in common. So, I feel like our friendship wonít end with this swap, and that we have the potential to meet in person someday!  :)


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 22, 2019 10:25:11 AM
Those metalwork items are amazing!!! How cool you and kartiana live so close!


Title: Re: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: StudioANF on May 22, 2019 11:19:44 AM
Holy cow!!! That assemblage ship is amazing! Was it a gift, or do you still own it?


Thanks!  I made it for craftsunderground for the second round of the Assemblage Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451997.msg5441006#msg5441006) a couple of years ago. :)


My partner and I have exchanged several PMS so far and it has been tons of fun getting to know her! :)


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: kartiana on May 22, 2019 03:47:08 PM
I can't pick a favorite project!  :P So I picked a meaningful one; https://kaisa-reinikka.blogspot.com/2011/02/art-journal-5-ish.html (https://kaisa-reinikka.blogspot.com/2011/02/art-journal-5-ish.html) this is an art journal I made some years ago when I was in a less than desirable place. I didn't have anyone to talk to and I didn't feel safe keeping a regular journal. But I found that with this I could write down everything I wanted to get out of my head then cover it with paint so no one would know what was there. It was very therapeutic for me.

As dharma_rebel said we haven't Pm'd a lot, but I feel like what we have sent each other has been good stuff  :)

we have the potential to meet in person someday!  :)

That would be awesome!  :D Those leaf earrings are pretty! I love seeing your metal working  :)


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 22, 2019 05:36:19 PM
kartiana, I am sorry you were in such a difficult place, but it's great to see such a wonderful way to cope! I never would have thought to journal in such a way to just paint right over it!

We have a sender for package 2!  Kittykill has sent...and even a day before original send-outs!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: rhinoceroses on May 22, 2019 06:44:49 PM
Tell me about one of your absolute favorite projects that you ever made. Share pictures if you'd like.

That's a tough one and will probably change with my mood! But right now as my baby gets bigger I'm reminiscing about the pirate-themed quiet book I made for my niece and nephew when they were much younger. Specifically the finger puppets in the treasure hunting pages that became their favorites:



(And of course looking at photos makes me realize I'd do about 90% of things differently now!  :D)


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 22, 2019 06:52:37 PM
That's so cool!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on May 23, 2019 07:54:48 AM
kartiana - I do that with my art journal.  Write out all the crap in mt head (some of it not so nice depending on my mood!) and then paint and collage over top.

rhinoceroses - that quiet book is super cute


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: kittykill on May 23, 2019 08:20:35 AM
I shipped my package out yesterday. Awww man, if I had checked this earlier I could have added a few more treats. Oh well!

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Tell me about one of your absolute favorite projects that you ever made. Share pictures if you'd like.

Not sure if this is my favorite thing I made but it was very painstaking and I was glad when it was done. LOL!





Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 23, 2019 11:57:26 AM
Fave project ever would have to be my Button Encrusted Christmas Stocking (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365725.msg4298000#msg4298000) This thing TRULY was a labor of love AND got me into the Best of Craftster back in 2010 :D I'm hoping to make another one to keep for our home this year.

Been going back and forth on PMs with partners here and there with random questions and chat about stuff in our lives. Neat to hear about everything in someone's daily life and how it's the same or maybe vastly different than my own.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 24, 2019 04:06:14 PM
Favorite movie(s)? Actor(s)


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 24, 2019 05:40:37 PM
With the live action Aladdin in theaters, it makes me wonder, what is your favorite Disney movie (cartoon)?

I gotta say, I've always like Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. The older I get the more I like The Lion King, but when I was a kid, I did not care for it.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: kartiana on May 24, 2019 08:29:17 PM
Favorite movies: Cloud Atlas, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Into the Woods, Greatest Showman, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Benny and Joon

Favorite actors: Robin Williams  :'( Tom Hanks, David Tennant, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, John Barrowman

Favorite Disney Cartoons growing up were Lady and the Tramp, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Mulan. Now I also like Moana but it came out after I "grew up". My favorite Disney character is Flower from Bambi though  :)


And I always realize one or more that I forgot after I post things like this...  ::) But those are the ones that jumped into my tired mind just now  :)


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: seeuudee on May 25, 2019 05:45:26 AM
Wow, fell a little behind on the thread, so have just caught up on several pages and have some questions to catch up on. Last few weeks have been crazy, my Dad came to visit (he lives in France), so spent some time with him, work is ridiculous at the moment and I have just taken over a Brownie group, so all the planning, admin, etc. is all on me now! But have been crafting away in between times, not just a huge amount of time to sit at the PC and catch up.  ;D

What does your garden grow?

My gardening is very vegetable related, with only a few pretty plants tucked in. Currently in the ground are potatoes, sweetcorn, peas, onions (white and red), leeks, green beans, courgettes (long in yellow and green and round in green only), carrots, beetroot, lots of strawberries, rhubarb, curly kale, tomatoes and this year we have added a cherry and a plum tree. We do have some hanging baskets with just flowers and the arch into the garden has honeysuckle and lavender on each side. There are a few sunflowers tucked in beds and sweet peas with the beans on an arch.

How is crafting going for package 2?

Almost there, one project finished and everything else is about 80% done.

Tell me about one of your absolute favorite projects that you ever made. Share pictures if you'd like.

This chakra hoopla is probably one of my favourites. I love anything rainbow or chakra!



How are you doing getting to know your partner?

I think we probably could have tried a little harder, but it has been lovely getting to know her.

What is your favorite Disney movie (cartoon)?

Any of them/all of them, love Moana and Zootopia from the recent releases. Although my favourite of all time is The Fox and the Hound - especially this little bit -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWrjGiW77J8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWrjGiW77J8) (Just past the 35 second mark!!  :D)

Favorite movies: Cloud Atlas

I love this film so much and I loved the book as well, I have reread it several times. I actually loved how they adapted the book into the film!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: dharma_rebel on May 25, 2019 07:01:38 AM
Favorite movies: Office Space, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Heathers,, Beetlejuice, Jawbreaker, Troop Beverly Hills, Saved!, the Royal Tennenbaums

Favorite Disney movies: Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Coco, Zootopia, Fantasia, A Bugís Life, and Inside Out

Not cartoons, but I also love Swiss Family Robinson, Hocus Pocus, and both the old and new Mary Poppins.

I finished up another item last night, so Iím hoping to get everything packaged up, finish my last minute project, and send out on Tuesday! Weíll see what life throws at me though.  :D


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: kittykill on May 25, 2019 02:24:54 PM
Favorite movie: The Thin Man or any Busby Berkely movie
Favorite Actor: William Powell
Favorite Disney Character: Snow  White, of course. If we are talking about the park, anything Haunted Mansion.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: mandykaye on May 25, 2019 11:55:27 PM
Just checking in! I am on the lookout for something in particular I want to add to my partner's package then I will be all set to send! I haven't been able to leave the house much during the day and the place I want to go is only open during banker's hours lol.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 26, 2019 06:30:06 AM
Oh my gosh, your fave things you've made are all incredible! I don't think I could choose just one but I was pretty impressed with this piano hinge scrappy fiber book (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452261.msg5442817#msg5442817[u) that combines a few projects and so many of my fave little bitty pieces.


Favourite movie, I have to say Idiocracy (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/) though my enjoyment of it fades in direct proportion to how increasingly true to life it becomes over the years :P.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: endymion on May 26, 2019 06:32:42 AM
Thatís a pretty cool book binding!

Favorite animated Disney movies: Mulan, Twisted, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland.

Other movies: aside from the Harry Potter movies, I like old classics like To Kill a Mockingbird and Harvey and almost any movie with Cary Grant or Doris Day or Katherine Hepburn. My husband has never understood why I like old movies, and I just canít explain it to him...

Everything is going well, crafting-wise. Plan to mail on time.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 26, 2019 06:49:30 AM
I was having internet issues, so didn't realize that my fav movies question actually posted until you all started posting them, ha! 

My favs change around too, but some through the years some have been: Much Ado About Nothing (a LONG time ago), We Bought A Zoo (haven't watched in a while), Gangster Squad (again haven't watched in a while), and when I was a kid my siblings and I watched The Sound of Music all the time, and when my dad would come home from work, he'd catch us doing the "I'm Leisel, I'm Fredrick, I'm Brigitta...." part of the movie...so funny!

I can't think of a current fav movie at the moment. I just finished binge watching the Blacklist up to the end of season 5. Now I'm at an impasse because I cannot watch the beginning of season 6 anywhere it seems unless I purchase the episodes. I'm not going to do that because I'll end up getting the dvd. So, while I have the last 4 or 5 episodes of season 6 available to me, I will wait.  I had my kids watch Stargate last night so they could see "Raymond Reddington" when he was much younger in a different role, the role that I always thought of James Spader in-until now.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 27, 2019 05:19:14 AM
I canít think of any one or two fave actors/actresses right now. I like this many because of what theyíve starred in. Fave movies, however, I can rattle off a few of those: Dune, The Crow, Burlesque, Interview With a Vampire would top my list. Fave Disney flicks would have to be a tie between Cinderella and The Little Mermaid &#128515;


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 28, 2019 10:48:09 AM
Oh  my goodness that Chakra hoop is beautiful!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 28, 2019 11:20:54 AM
Oh oh. I finished my package over the weekend then decided to make another thing because the small I made was soooo small :x I'll finish and pack up tonight though! :D


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 28, 2019 12:54:31 PM
Oh oh. I finished my package over the weekend then decided to make another thing because the small I made was soooo small :x I'll finish and pack up tonight though! :D

Exciting!! I'm just tinkering around with boops and bobs and stuff and things to add in.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 28, 2019 01:21:32 PM
Today's question: Look back at your profile. How many swaps have you completed and what was your VERY FIRST SWAP ever? You may not remember what you sent, but by looking at the swap name, do you think you'd do that type of swap again?

I have completed 104 swaps (not counting the 5 I have going right now.) My very first swap was a One Tiny Thing Hunger Games Swap. I just looked, and I sent this Water Bottle Carrier (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=search2;topic=405468.0;search=img;show_complete=true;sort=ID_MSG|desc) which is actually much bigger than an a OTT (unless you count squished down, ha!)  I haven't watched Hunger Games in a long time, but it's pretty timeless, so I might consider doing one again if it came up.

Although...right now, A Handmaid's Tale themed swap might be appropriate.....


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 28, 2019 01:55:21 PM
My first swap was Newbies only so I could t do it again if I wanted to lol. I do recall what I sent and I recall it was suppose to be a hey get your first one under you with another newbie.

Iíve done 42 completed swaps in 2 now signed up for another. However, most I have more than 1 partner and my early swapping days were the huge swaps like 12 days of Christmas and the original 3 sends on make a friend etc. Iíve never done the on going, badges, atcs etc Iím a go big or go home crafter (yeah ok some say overachiever then stress yourself out pfft)

I also had a hiatus. I started swapping in 2007 then took a break from 2012-2018 as I had twins in 2013 I was lucky to sleep let alone craft as I still worked full time +


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Post by: dharma_rebel on May 28, 2019 02:23:30 PM
Today's question: Look back at your profile. How many swaps have you completed and what was your VERY FIRST SWAP ever? You may not remember what you sent, but by looking at the swap name, do you think you'd do that type of swap again?

I have 79 successfully completed swaps. My first swap was the Christmas Mix Swap and we swapped a mix CD of Christmas songs with crafted cover/CD booklet. I don't think we are allowed to do that anymore, and I probably wouldn't do it again, because I don't do CDs any more. But, I was introduced to my now very favorite Christmas song from that CD - Belle and Sebastian's cover of Santa Clause Go Straight to the Ghetto.

Like Bugaboo, I have taken some hiatuses. Most of '06 and '08, when I had my daughter. 2012 and lots of 2013 I think I started homeschooling, and I also realized that although the swap limit is 5, that is way more than my personal limit. Plus, I think the swap boards died down for awhile. I'm so busy now that I'm super selective about the swaps I join. But they really stretch me creatively, and I work really well knowing there is someone on the other side counting on me to finish a project by a certain time.


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 28, 2019 03:55:03 PM
99 completed swaps, 100 is the Use The Good Beads R-2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458093.0) swap I'm hosting :). There are 2 others in the works too. Many of them have been multiple partners and a couple of them have been EVERY participant, lol. Go big or go home team here. I deserve a merit badge for that one I'm sure :D. Some have been OTT though and ATC's are tiny bits of paper so it all evens out in the end.

I joined in the summer of '06 and my first ever swap was the Crafty Onesie/ Lap Tee Swap in '07, I'm not doing it again because my babes are grown! I remember the onsies I made and the ones I got too, completely adorable and made me want to stick around to do more swapping for sure. Looking back I see I took breaks in '09, '11, and all of '13, '14 & '15. I've made up for lost time since then ;).


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Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 28, 2019 04:48:01 PM
I've completed 56 swaps. My first one was the Jar of  Whimsies swap (r10). I loved it and did another round but I prefer more stash busting to collecting trinkets these days :)


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Post by: Summer6061 on May 28, 2019 05:33:58 PM
Wow! Compared to everyone else Iím still a swap newbie! Iíve completed 16 swaps, with my first one being a crafty detective swap. It was a fun introductory swap. No one knew who was crafting for them and we had to use our detective (aka internet stalking skills) to learn about our partner and their likes. It was a fun swap that I would enjoy doing again.

The extra send out time was just the push I needed to craft something that Iíve been wanting to do for a while. Iím glad that this is a fewer items swap as I feel like Iíve been able to stay on top of everything for both partners without feeling stressed. I have one finishing touch to put on one partnerís item, then itís just a matter of packaging and shipping!


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Post by: endymion on May 28, 2019 09:23:53 PM
Iíve completed 19 swaps. First one was One Tiny Harry Potter Thing and I made a ďtransfiguring pencil cupĒ. It was made of fabric and if you turned it inside-out, it became a cat.

Might do that type of swap again, I suppose.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 29, 2019 06:54:08 AM
Let's share some of our favorite "life hacks."

One of my favorites is that since my cabinets don't have pull out shelves, and they can get stuffed full and hard to find things, I fill small baskets thst fit on the shelves. This way, I take the badket out, find what I need, and put it all back....easy peasy!

I have tons of these...medicine, spices, small Tupperware, oven mitts. It's great.

This'll probably be sideways, but look:


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 29, 2019 07:20:03 AM
I got through my crazy week and found some time to craft over the long weekend. I feel like my package is rounded out now and ready to send!!

I have completed 214 swaps with the first being the newbies only swap back in 2008! I don't think I would qualify for that one anymore!

As for life hacks.... hmmmm I know I have some but can't think of anything right now.


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Post by: kittykill on May 29, 2019 07:30:29 AM
I've done 183, including the ones I am in right now. My first swap was the The Unconditional Swapper Swap (November) back in 2005.


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Post by: geekgirl1000100 on May 29, 2019 08:46:06 AM
I am right at 100 swaps.  My first on was the ATC swap.  I do it again every now and then.

Life hack: When I don't want to forget something (for example, I go to my friend's house and put something in their fridge) I put my keys in the fridge with the bag.  Then I don't forget whatever it is because I can't go anywhere without my keys.  If I am at home then I put whatever I need to remember to take with me on the table with my keys or I put it by the front door.

I also create reminders on my phone for everything.


Today's question: Look back at your profile. How many swaps have you completed and what was your VERY FIRST SWAP ever? You may not remember what you sent, but by looking at the swap name, do you think you'd do that type of swap again?

Let's share some of our favorite "life hacks."




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Post by: kartiana on May 29, 2019 12:07:30 PM
I am almost ready to send! My mom has been out of town the last few weeks and I didn't realize how much I depend on her to take the baby twice a week  ::) I thought I'd have enough crafting time on my husband's off days but every weekend this month has been packed with other things to do  :o BUT, my mom is back and she's watching Perrin today so I am knocking out my last craft so I can (hopefully) send today  :D ...I am a little bummed because the ______ I ordered online arrived with some damage yesterday  :'( but I'm still going to send it with everything else because I think my partner will still like it.

I've completed 98 swaps so far  :D my first one was back in 2008, the "make me a journal swap" I would do it again but I would do it sooooo much better! I'm a little embarrassed when I think about the journal I made back then  :-[ my skills and techniques have changed drastically since then! One of the good things about swapping is how much I learn in the process!

I can't think of a good life hack... Some things I do to remember things are to put a post-it note on the back of my phone with my reminder and I try not to cash a check or use a gift until I've written a thank you card.


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Post by: ChameleonHound on May 29, 2019 02:23:47 PM
Sent today! This is my 61st swap, the first one being beginner's inchie and ATC swap. I still like ATCs, so I guess I'd do that again, maybe.

My favorite life hack is to bring jars, yogurt containers and the like to stores, weighed on their scale or at home, and fill them with bulk items. Often things like spices are cheaper, and now we get our spices, peanut butter, rice, sugar, maple syrup, and sometimes oils, vinegar, etc. in our own reusable packaging. I just put painter's tape over the bar-code, and bring a sharpie to write the tare weight and product code. Also little mesh bags for produce.


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Post by: Summer6061 on May 29, 2019 02:46:07 PM
I like your tip BBM!  I did that with our medications (we keep them on the top shelf and it's super deep) and it made life so much easier!  I no longer have to climb up on the countertops to dig something out!

Most of my life hacks are either medical or kid related.  One of the medical hacks that has helped me out a ton is adding food coloring to liquid medication (okayed by the pharmacist).  It's perfect for when you have two meds that are the same color, as it makes it so much easier to verify dosages at just a glance!
A kid related hack that took me way longer than it should to figure out - potty pads on top of the fitted sheet make for super easy clean up should the little one wet the bed.


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Post by: endymion on May 29, 2019 08:14:06 PM
Great tips! Only ones I can think of at the moment:

1. We put items on the staircase if they need to be taken upstairs. The next person going that way can just grab and go.

2. To remember whether Iíve taken my vitamins, I turn the bottle upside-down after taking them on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Turn it right-side-up after taking them on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Turn it on its side after taking them on Sundays.

3. There are some shelves in the basement designated for items we want to sell in our next garage sale. We try to keep things organized by category (one box for books, one for kitchen items, etc.) and we try to price items as we put them in the basement. Makes it much quicker and easier when sale time comes.


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Post by: kartiana on May 29, 2019 08:22:07 PM

2. To remember whether Iíve taken my vitamins, I turn the bottle upside-down after taking them on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Turn it right-side-up after taking them on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Turn it on its side after taking them on Sundays.


Wish I had this tip when I was pregnant! I kept forgetting if I'd taken my prenatal vitamins or not and eventually I bought one of those weekly pill boxes to keep track  ::)


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 30, 2019 05:47:09 AM
Those are great tips! We live so far in the country that a yard sale would be pointless (like 8 min from the hwy,) but your yard sale prep trick is a great idea!

I am planning on packaging my swaps to mail today or tomorrow.
..hopefully today.


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Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 30, 2019 06:03:31 AM
Mine is packed up and has postage. I'll put it out for pickup tomorrow:)


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 30, 2019 09:08:13 AM
127 completed, this one will make 128 :)

First swap ever was the Fill a Purse Round 3 back in 2008. Make a purse, and fill it with goodies! I had a great partner for that one, and once the swapping bug bit me, it was hard to turn myself off. I also started and hosted several rounds of 3 or 4 different swaps myself.

I keep catching up on time/housework/etc. then something happens or I get into a mental funk and end up woefully behind again on stuff...I'm going to send on time, but life keeps getting the best of me :( Didn't want to take a break from swapping again so soon after I just got back into it...but I may need to.

I wanted to start up another round of one of the swaps I used to host, but I may not have the mental fortitude or money to do it when it comes time to buy supplies and ship out. Sigh...why is life so hard anymore? I don't remember things being like this 10 years ago when I was knee-deep in crafting and swaps. Postage has practically become financially devastating to send anything bigger, even if not heavy... Enough of my whining! Moving on...


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 30, 2019 06:09:02 PM
Send-outs for package #2 are tomorrow!


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Post by: StudioANF on May 31, 2019 06:45:37 AM
I sent yesterday! Woooo! I hope my partner enjoys everything ;)


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 31, 2019 07:39:03 AM
Shameless plug! If anyone is interested in trying out the cool Masterboard Technique CLM and I have been enjoying, I just opened sign ups for a pretty easy and low key swap here. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458451.0)


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Post by: kwality570 on May 31, 2019 08:15:35 AM
Believe it or not, this is my 143rd swap. I used to have so many running at once that I was often at my max! It looks like the first one I did was a stuffie swap in 2008. I remember I made a Sponge Bob Square Pants. I used to enjoy sewing on my sewing machine, but I think I've grown out of that phase of my life. 11 years is a long time to have passed since my first swap, that's for sure.

I have everything packed up and ready to drop off at the post office after work on the way home tonight!

This has been a fun, but super challenging swap for me. I think the open-endedness of it was making things so much more difficult for me than it had to be. I have been so used to themed swaps where things seem so much easier for me for some reason. I enjoyed the challenge and think my packages are pretty representative of my discussions with my partners. I hope they like what I put together for them!!!


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 31, 2019 09:18:44 AM
I sent! I tried something new and am pretty happy with how it turned out!


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 31, 2019 01:21:45 PM
I was able to ship to both my new crafty friends today!!! Its been a very long week at work and even more a long few months, crafting kept me sane!!

Now the nail biting waiting for things to arrive and hopefully liked!


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Post by: rhinoceroses on May 31, 2019 04:52:44 PM
Mailed today! The poor UPS guy was shaking his head as I was telling him what was in the package for the customs forms... ::) But he did tape it up really nice for me.



Look back at your profile. How many swaps have you completed and what was your VERY FIRST SWAP ever? You may not remember what you sent, but by looking at the swap name, do you think you'd do that type of swap again?


I don't even have to look...this is my second craftster swap ever, and my first was an assemblage swap. I made a Baba Yaga-inspired house wall hanging thing, which was completely different than anything else I'd ever done! I love crafty prompts that take me out of my comfort zone and force me to challenge myself.

Let's share some of our favorite "life hacks."


Ooo I love these!

I keep washi tape and painter's tape in the kitchen to label our many mason jars of homemade dressings and sauces that eventually all look the same. Also I love the plastic mason jar lids - they wash in the dishwasher sooo much better than the rings. If I'm preserving I'll use the old kind but for everyday ranch, mayo, bacon grease, etc the plastic ones are great.

We ditched plastic food containers a while ago and use mason jars and pyrex dishes. Most of the pyrex dishes are probably approaching 10 years old and still look fine. Every few years when constant extra-hot dishwashing starts to warp or crack the lids I recycle them all and buy a new set of lids on amazon.

I buy my socks from the little boys' section because I 1) hate that girl socks are almost always a variety of colors that have to be matched and 2) they're way cheaper! And every few years when they start to get holes I throw out the whole lot and buy a fresh pack.

Also evenly-patterned (polka dots works well) washi tape as a topstitching guide. My life is forever changed.

Wish I had this tip when I was pregnant! I kept forgetting if I'd taken my prenatal vitamins or not and eventually I bought one of those weekly pill boxes to keep track  ::)

So much this, except I took it even farther and got an AM/PM pill box so I only have to refill it with vitamins every 2 weeks.  :D


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 31, 2019 04:56:48 PM
Since today is send-outs, what was your favorite part of this swap?


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 31, 2019 05:02:59 PM
Since today is send-outs, what was your favorite part of this swap?

You all have been fantastic! I've really enjoyed all the participation with the ongoing questions, the fact that you all have been superb with communication, that you are all sending on time (or a little late with communication) and I have not had to track you down.

Unfortunately, (as you'll notice in the Gallery thread,) quaggy seems to have gone missing from Craftster. She has not logged on since the end of April, and has not answered my email. She is usually the ideal swapper, so I hope she is ok. Let's keep her in our thoughts, and hope she can pop back on soon and let us know she's ok.


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 31, 2019 05:11:06 PM
Oh no! I hope she is ok. She is such a dynamic, creative force and an all round awesome human. Does somebody know her in real life? I am sending good vibes and hoping for the best

<3 quaggy <3.

I really liked reading all the interesting life tid-bits and am so happy you all shared so much. I wasn't in this swap, I would have like to have been but time would not allow with a new job and some family stuff going on. I so enjoyed participating with the Q & A though, it was super fun!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 31, 2019 05:16:56 PM
I really hope someone does know her IRL.  She is such a sweetheart, and this absence is unlike her.

I'm glad you hung out with us and participated in the Q&A. This swap has been so fun. I'm sure we'll have future rounds (again!)


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Post by: endymion on May 31, 2019 06:22:31 PM
Oh, no! I hope quaggy is okay. Maybe we should send her a letter or card?

Modified this message to add: I wonder if she is dealing with flood waters? I think there are a lot of people affected by that, in different parts of the country.

As far as this swap goes, Iíve loved the questions, and everyoneís enthusiasm, and of course, getting to know my swap partner better. So fun!


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Post by: kittykill on June 01, 2019 07:42:45 AM
I had fun reading everyone's answers and also it was fun swapping with someone new.


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Post by: kartiana on June 01, 2019 08:01:53 AM
Since today is send-outs, what was your favorite part of this swap?

Making a new friend of course!  :D ;) It's been nice having someone to chat with since I only have my husband otherwise  :P It feels good to have a potential real-life friend in the future :)

I also love how craftylittlemonkey joined in the fun  :D


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Post by: BigBangMomma on June 01, 2019 04:37:59 PM
Most everyone has an opinion on at least one of these topics...so...let's be brave:

 Is a carbonated beverage soda/pop/something else?

Soda. I still remember the first time someone asked me if I wanted a "pop" and I had no idea what they were talking about!

 Now that that is decided, of these two, which is your preference? Coke or Pepsi?

Pepsi.

 Completely unrelated: Does the toilet paper roll go over or under?

Over!


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Post by: endymion on June 01, 2019 05:38:55 PM
In the place I grew up, it was called ďa cokeĒ even if it was really a Pepsi. Then when I met my husband, he pointed out how odd that was. Now I try to call it soda, but it still doesnít feel natural.

Make mine a Diet Dr Pepper, please.

The end of the toilet paper roll goes over the top. Of course.  :)


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Post by: dharma_rebel on June 01, 2019 06:11:00 PM
I call it soda, but I think most people in the PNW call it pop. Donít ask me why I do that since I was born and raised here. Iíll take a Coke Zero with lime, please.

Toilet paper goes over the top. Then you can fold it into a point like they do at fancy hotels.


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 01, 2019 06:57:51 PM
 Is a carbonated beverage soda/pop/something else?
Soda or pop if it's sugary. Soda water is plain fizzy drink. Pop has sugar and soda doesn't so soda can never be called pop but pop can be called soda, lol.

 Now that that is decided, of these two, which is your preference? Coke or Pepsi?

Neither until they make a flat fermented wine flavoured version, haha.

 Completely unrelated: Does the toilet paper roll go over or under?

Over! Or else!  >:(


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Post by: Bugaboo1 on June 02, 2019 03:55:57 AM
Is a carbonated beverage soda/pop/something else?

Well since Prosecco and such are technically carbonated as the CO2 is trapped while bottling causing the bubbles, then no all carbonated beverages are not a soda or pop

Now that that is decided, of these two, which is your preference? Coke or Pepsi?

I don't drink so da so neither

Completely unrelated: Does the toilet paper roll go over or under?

Over...under is just the work of heathens!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on June 02, 2019 10:43:23 AM
So, I saw on twitter this teacher who has her students make memes at the end of the year about her class and she  shared these memes online. It was really cool.  It got me thinking of those ongoing stories where one person starts it...writes a sentence, the next person writes a sentence, and so on and so forth until it is done.

Let's try something new, and make a Make a Friend Swap poem!

Ideally I'd love to see everyone include at least one line (kind of a swap souvenir that I will post on the Gallery thread when finished,) but I will not require that. However, feel free to add more than one line to the poem as long as there has been at least 1 person adding to it between your lines.

Rules: You may add more than 1 line to the poem and you can use any type of poem that you'd like. When you add a line to your poem, have it be a memory of the swap. That memory can be something special between you and your partner, something you received, something you made, or something that you enjoyed in the thread.


So, I'll start with my opening line.  The next person will quote my opening line and then add their line.  The 3rd person will quote the second person's post and add their line....or you can just copy and paste.

Do we have it? Ok. Good. I'll start us off....you'll either quote or copy paste starting below:

The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...


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Post by: endymion on June 02, 2019 12:34:50 PM
The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!


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Post by: Summer6061 on June 02, 2019 10:59:03 PM
The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!
Some were fortunate to make not just one friend, but two.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 03, 2019 04:50:57 AM
The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!
Some were fortunate to make not just one friend, but two.
Frequent discussion led to finding much in common with all of you!


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Post by: kittykill on June 03, 2019 10:42:46 AM
In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!
Some were fortunate to make not just one friend, but two.
Frequent discussion led to finding much in common with all of you!
We learned we loved plants, and puppies and kitties too!


Growing up in the south, it was always coke-no matter what soft drink it is. "I'll have a coke." "What kind?" "Sprite."  :D

I just call is soda or by it's proper name.

I don't really drink soda anymore but if I did, it would be coke over pepsi.

The toilet paper thing-I don't care as long as there is some there when I need it most.


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Post by: BigBangMomma on June 03, 2019 04:53:12 PM
Let's keep it going:

The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!
Some were fortunate to make not just one friend, but two.
Frequent discussion led to finding much in common with all of you!
We learned we loved plants, and puppies and kitties too!

Check-ins would ask the most important questions, like:


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Post by: Summer6061 on June 04, 2019 09:14:52 AM
Let's keep it going:

The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!
Some were fortunate to make not just one friend, but two.
Frequent discussion led to finding much in common with all of you!
We learned we loved plants, and puppies and kitties too!

Check-ins would ask the most important questions, like:
Whether we do our best crafting in the morning or late at night.


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Post by: kwality570 on June 04, 2019 09:52:26 AM
Is a carbonated beverage soda/pop/something else?
In Michigan, everyone calls it pop. I try to call it soda like the rest of the world, but generally get made fun of. I drink a TON of it too. My favorite is Diet Mtn Dew Code Red. It's so delicious. I always have a case at work in my cubicle. 

Completely unrelated: Does the toilet paper roll go over or under?
Definitely over. I think under is just for careless people that just stick the thing on there. I don't know if I've ever met an under person in real life.

I will not try to help with the poem since I'm a garbage writer. :)


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: endymion on June 04, 2019 09:55:19 AM
The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!
Some were fortunate to make not just one friend, but two.
Frequent discussion led to finding much in common with all of you!
We learned we loved plants, and puppies and kitties too!

Check-ins would ask the most important questions, like:
Whether we do our best crafting in the morning or late at night.
We all sent two packages, crafted with care,


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: seeuudee on June 04, 2019 02:23:29 PM
Sorry for not being very vocal the last few weeks, I had my father in hospital with a planned operation - and he is in a different country and forbade me from visiting - and then to top it off, my aunt (who we live with) was admitted as an emergency, with a bad chest infection that was restricting her breathing. But both are home now and doing well, thank goodness, so stress levels reducing to normal again.

In the UK carbonated drinks are never really called soda or pop, they just tend to be referred to as fizzy drinks and we order a coke, regardless if they serve Coca Cola or Pepsi! I don't drink a lot of fizzy stuff, but Dr Pepper or Cherry Coke would be my choice.

And toilet paper over, always - I have even been known to change it in other peoples houses  :o

The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!
Some were fortunate to make not just one friend, but two.
Frequent discussion led to finding much in common with all of you!
We learned we loved plants, and puppies and kitties too!

Check-ins would ask the most important questions, like:
Whether we do our best crafting in the morning or late at night.
We all sent two packages, crafted with care,
Handmade or purchased, with new friends we share


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on June 05, 2019 05:43:06 AM
YOU GUYS! Have you been watching the stats for this swap? This post will be 492 replies, and we've had over 16,000 views!!  My heart is just beaming with happiness that we've had such a fun and active swap thread! And the Gallery is just beaming with awesomeness too! 

The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!
Some were fortunate to make not just one friend, but two.
Frequent discussion led to finding much in common with all of you!
We learned we loved plants, and puppies and kitties too!

Check-ins would ask the most important questions, like:
Whether we do our best crafting in the morning or late at night.
We all sent two packages, crafted with care,
Handmade or purchased, with new friends we share.

Our Gallery exploded with with amazing things, such as:


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on June 08, 2019 05:15:41 PM
We're getting quiet in here. We've got more more package to be delivered, so while we wait, can we finish this up? Just 1 or two more lines:

The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!
Some were fortunate to make not just one friend, but two.
Frequent discussion led to finding much in common with all of you!
We learned we loved plants, and puppies and kitties too!

Check-ins would ask the most important questions, like:
Whether we do our best crafting in the morning or late at night.
We all sent two packages, crafted with care,
Handmade or purchased, with new friends we share.

Our Gallery exploded with with amazing things, such as:


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: endymion on June 08, 2019 08:53:24 PM
The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!
Some were fortunate to make not just one friend, but two.
Frequent discussion led to finding much in common with all of you!
We learned we loved plants, and puppies and kitties too!

Check-ins would ask the most important questions, like:
Whether we do our best crafting in the morning or late at night.
We all sent two packages, crafted with care,
Handmade or purchased, with new friends we share.

Our Gallery exploded with with amazing things, such as:
Light-up hoopla, interactive art, all with lots of pizazz!


Title: Re: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: kartiana on June 09, 2019 08:33:41 AM
The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!
Some were fortunate to make not just one friend, but two.
Frequent discussion led to finding much in common with all of you!
We learned we loved plants, and puppies and kitties too!

Check-ins would ask the most important questions, like:
Whether we do our best crafting in the morning or late at night.
We all sent two packages, crafted with care,
Handmade or purchased, with new friends we share.

Our Gallery exploded with with amazing things, such as:
Light-up hoopla, interactive art, all with lots of pizazz!
We got gifts for ourselves, our husband's, and kids,


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: dharma_rebel on June 09, 2019 09:08:59 AM
The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!
Some were fortunate to make not just one friend, but two.
Frequent discussion led to finding much in common with all of you!
We learned we loved plants, and puppies and kitties too!

Check-ins would ask the most important questions, like:
Whether we do our best crafting in the morning or late at night.
We all sent two packages, crafted with care,
Handmade or purchased, with new friends we share.

Our Gallery exploded with with amazing things, such as:
Light-up hoopla, interactive art, all with lots of pizazz!
We got gifts for ourselves, our husband's, and kids,
Mermicorns, Totoro, a couple of squids*!


*they're really jellyfish, but squids rhymed.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on June 10, 2019 07:34:58 AM
The Make-A-Friend Collaborative Poem

In 2019, it was said, it was once again time to make a friend...
And BigBangMomma hosted the fun without end!
Some were fortunate to make not just one friend, but two.
Frequent discussion led to finding much in common with all of you!
We learned we loved plants, and puppies and kitties too!

Check-ins would ask the most important questions, like:
Whether we do our best crafting in the morning or late at night.
We all sent two packages, crafted with care,
Handmade or purchased, with new friends we share.

Our Gallery exploded with with amazing things, such as:
Light-up hoopla, interactive art, all with lots of pizazz!
We got gifts for ourselves, our husband's, and kids,
Mermicorns, Totoro, a couple of squids*!

Alas, the fun ended, but only for a time.
Dear Make-A-Frienders, I hope to see you  next time!


*they're really jellyfish, but squids rhymed.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on June 10, 2019 07:37:52 AM
Here's our poem  all pretty for you!



Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: kwality570 on June 10, 2019 11:47:57 AM
Such a cute poem.  :)

Thanks again for organizing, BBM! This swap has been so much fun.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: seeuudee on June 10, 2019 12:08:19 PM
Love the poem, thank you for making it pretty  :-*


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: kittykill on June 10, 2019 01:54:29 PM
Love the poem! So much fun!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: endymion on June 10, 2019 03:03:00 PM
I already thought BigBangMomma made this swap an epic experience, just with the questions. Then she goes and does the poem. Pretty cool! Then I went to my mailbox today and found a card from her. What a delight!!! May I just say that YOU ROCK!!!


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: ChameleonHound on June 14, 2019 05:15:56 AM
Agreed! I received a card too! Where do you find the time, BBM? :)


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on June 14, 2019 05:55:13 AM
Agreed! I received a card too! Where do you find the time, BBM? :)

A magician hostess never tells....but, I can say they were made in advance several weeks. :)


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: kwality570 on June 19, 2019 07:55:31 PM
Thanks for the card and for organizing this one, BBM! You're a great hostess. :)


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: BigBangMomma on June 20, 2019 06:48:45 AM
Thanks for the card and for organizing this one, BBM! You're a great hostess. :)

You're welcome, kwality. I really appreciate the compliment.


Title: Re: CLOSED - 2019 Make-A-Friend Revival: Miniature Version SO #2- 5/31
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on June 26, 2019 04:53:55 PM
Got the postcard from BBM. That's so sweet :)