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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Secret Santa Swap Party Round 2 on: September 23, 2010 03:13:24 PM
thinking, thinking, thinking...... it was so much fun last year!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: It's a rug!! on: April 05, 2010 09:50:17 AM
the pictures do not do this rug justice.......  It is beautiful. 

I'm afraid the Historical Society will not want to have hundreds of kids running over it, but better this rug than an artifact.  Believe me, it is up to the abuse.  We have rugs in our house that are over 20 years old, get washed every week or so and still look this good. 

In answer to a previous question, there is no knit fabric in this rug.  It is all woven cotton.

In some ways, I wish it were staying at our home, but it really is too big for that.  It will look very nice in the mock "log cabin" in which it will be used.

Congratulations on a job well done, pinokeeo!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Reduce Reuse Recycle Round 2 Gallery on: March 29, 2010 09:48:01 AM
Strawberryh -  'I am not feeling well"

I sure hope you are feeling better.  it's noooo fun being sick, I've had my share this year.

love your package.....

cxcaitlyn - thanks for posting your pics... I'll try to get a look at them tonight, (some formats won't come up on my screen at work - I just get a white square) but I am sure they are better than mine.

This has been a fun swap.
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Reduce Reuse Recycle Round 2 Gallery on: March 27, 2010 09:27:55 PM
 I received my wonderful recycled package from cxcaitlyn on Thursday and was able to take pictures today......(this old lady can't seem to take non-blurry pictures on a regular basis.  Hope you can all make out what the picture is ok... cxcaitlyn, if you have better pics, please post them.)

when I opened the box I found a card made from a piece of recycled paper glued to what appeared to be a magazine page showing people on a beach.  Nice touch.

Next I pulled out this bag...made from a recycled skirt and material from her stash

detail shot showing the pockets and the mushrooms/flowers that she painted on

and the lining

then I pulled out this frame,

that she found broken outside her apartment building.  Since the glass was still intact, she refurbished it with material from an old shirt she had.  Almost looks like one of our cats peeking up to see what is going on.

next came these wonderful, major time consuming, coasters made from junk mail.  

She said "...I didn't even have to use a week's worth of junk mail to make these!"  I'm glad I don't get that much junk mail, I'd drown in it, but I'm very happy to have these nice coasters.

finally, I pulled this wonderful lady out of the bag......

I looooovvvvve her!  She is so soft and cuddly and very, very cute.  She is made from some old sweaters and modeled after the fox on my wist.

pinokeeo, you can keep your froggy lady, I have my 'foxy lady'....

Thank you cxcaitlyn for a wonderful package.  It is a 'loud and proud' recycled package and I am very happy to be its recipient.  Great swap!

Thanks Pixieval and CJClark for organizing this Reduce, Reuse, Recycle swap.

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2010 on: March 26, 2010 12:14:20 PM
uhm--no, according to the rules, you would have had to START the project in 2010--it still takes 9 months to incubate a baby, right? Wink  counting backwards, uh--nope...does not qualify! Cheesy

what rules?Huh?   does that mean that if I finish a project that I started 20 years ago, and haven't worked on in over 10, that I can't count it as a completed project?
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Reduce Reuse Recycle Round 2 Gallery on: March 26, 2010 09:35:26 AM
Then, she made me a set of cloth napkins that I wanted made from an old shirt:
I can never get edges like that! Any secrets?  Wink
it's called a serger.... although your sewing machine may have a similar stitch on it.  I was given my serger for Christmas two years ago and wonder how I got along without it for so many years.

Here is a picture of the card and what I believe to be little soaps that were also sent. Any story on those?
I had picked up a bag of yarn/knitting needles at a sale a while back and just got around to looking in it.  It was so tangled that I just dumped the bag out on the floor and after detangling and winding up all the yarn, I found the little soaps on the floor.  Since I couldn't use them, I thought it would be a cute little extra to drop in the package.
Detail on the stitching:
I freehand sketched the shamrock on the paper, then stitched it with yarn, cut around the shape and glued it to the card with glitter glue.  Just a little something I have been playing with.  Hopefully, I'll become experienced enough to make some nice enough to sell.

Thank you so much for everything!! Trust me, I was not in the least disappointed!

Glad you liked everything.  I really had swap anxiety over this swap.

btw - your package arrived yesterday and I really like it.  Will post pics this weekend.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Reduce Reuse Recycle Round 2 Gallery on: March 24, 2010 03:58:43 PM
Oh darn!!! Sad Sad Sad Sad

she is soooooooo cute.... 
I love everything.  glad at least, that I get to see some of it up close & personal like.
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Swap Round 2 Signups Closed Send by March 22/10 on: March 19, 2010 08:50:32 AM
I'll send good vibes your way if you send some mine...DH is having a job interview on Friday...
Best of luck for the citizenship Smiley

definitely hoping all the best for your dh!!

and ...
mine PASSED!!! i am now married to an american citizen!

nataluna - Congratulations to you and your DH!!!! great recycle.....
stellou - sending good vibes your way for your DH and his interview

Happy Birthday to all those who celebrate this month...
Happy Anniversary to those of us who celebrate this month (mine is lucky 17 today)!

I should be sending on time.  made some major progress the last two evenings, just need to finish my three smalls.... which idea to use?
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Swap Round 2 Signups Closed Send by March 22/10 on: March 17, 2010 02:25:30 PM
  we're taking a used colombian and making a new american. 

Here's to recycling!   Good Luck!
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Embroider an Endless Possibilities Panel! (Signups 2/20 to 3/6, Send out 4/3) on: March 04, 2010 10:20:34 AM
would love to join but time constraints say NO.  I'll watch for round 2....
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