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« Reply #80 on: October 11, 2006 10:05:30 AM »

Thank you so much Bubba*tink for posting those piccies.  I have taken some (which are not as good as yours!), but I'm still not sure about how to post them.  It doesn't help I don't have a memory card, so have to post the five pictures I can take, through a lead.  A new digital camera is on my Christmas list as I think my blog may fail without being able to take better photos! 

Anyway, back to the swap package, which is amazing;

FOUR magazines - these are so cool.  The patterns in the crochet and quilting ones are really great - much more contemporary than we get over here, and the magazine on children's parties had some fab recipes and photos.  I took the quilting magazine to my quilt group last night, where we all admired a circle quilt - it's straight on my long to do list.

The cards are excellent, in my favourite colours and each one came with a gorgeous envelope.

The pack of sharpies is totally cool.  I have only ever seen them in black, so to have a rainbow of them is amazing - I can't bear to open them.  The Asian style stationary set consists of a cute pen, pad and four really sweet fridge magnets.  The other pad is green and pink, and the best bit is the paper inside - all the pages are pale pink with white polka dots, perfect for my shopping lists!

There were three packs of alphabet beads which are fab as I can use them for jewellery making as well as collage.

I can't wait to use to Shrniky Dinks.  I have just started a art quilt making course and we do lots of collage, so they will be used for my work (as well as with my son who has already spotted the photos on the packaging of the little boy looking happy drawing on it)

and then onto the sweets...

Peanut Butter cups - these are my favourite sweets from the States, and it is really funny as I forgot to list these in my wishlist so to be sent some was amazing - especially in white chocolate.  These are even more amazing as my husband doesn't like nuts so they are all for me!  The starburst in tropical flavours are really yummy - I can't believe we don't have those over here.  There were also Caramel Kisses (now empty!), and Kissables which I can't wait to open.

The best bit of the package though was stuff for the kids.  My little girl, being a second child so is allowed to eat anything, has been allowed to try the chocolate!  She will love the Hello Kitty plasters when she is a little bit older - that is of course if there are any left!  My son was really made up  He adores Spiderman, so the plasters (or bandaids to some of you) are brilliant - I think he is a bit upset he doesn't have any cuts at the moment to show them off at school.  He did however take in the case of the Power Rangers lolly as this has been attached to his whichever trousers he has been wearing since the weekend!

All this came in a cute stripey box.  I do hope you receive your parcels soon.  There is a box and a jiffy bag both sent by airmail on the 30th so fingers crossed should be there any day now.  Also, there is a top-up parcel as this is all sooo amazing - including original artwork from a young budding UK artist to say thank you for his goodies!

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« Reply #81 on: October 11, 2006 12:03:45 PM »

wow, all the goodies people are receiving are awesome!  I've never seen so much kool-aid before in my life! Grin

And I've received from the fabulous Libbybee!!!!!!  It's such a wonderful package, you really didn't need to send another one!!!!  I love everything in it and I'm so glad we were paired up!!

first, here a pic of everything together!  My pugs are obsessed with the puppy treats, they've been following me around more than usual and sniffing the floor where the treats were where I took the pics! haha!  And the McVities caramel digestive cookies are so frikken delicious!  Can't wait to eat them!

Here are my new fave cookies, it's chocolate covered caramel wafers!  Dam they're good...... Grin  Then there's the absolutely wonderfully smelling soap by Lush!  As soon as I opened the package I could smell the delicious citrus!  And, of course, the stick of rock, which is basically a stick of candy, that is a typical treat from the British seaside!  And she made that cute little brooch!  I already pinned it on my coat collar!  It's very happy there!

here's the pin on my coat, with its new friends!

She sent me three lovely postcards of two gorgeous vintage dresses, and one of my fave couches ever, the lips couch!  How did she know that I've always wanted one?? Smiley  And I love the card she sent, explaining what everything is.  The image is from a beer coaster. Smiley

Next is some excrutiatingly cute German folk art fabric!!  I love this fabric!  She says it came from www.lovingfabrics.co.uk  I'll have to check it out soon!  There's also some really great blue trim and pink nd black trim!  And....two kinder eggs!!!  hoorayyyy!!!!  And a bar of yummy organic chocolate! Grin

and last but not least, a hilarious little view of Sugar, the fashion magazine she sent!  I couldn't stop laughing!

Libbybee, this is an amazing package!!!!!  I'm so happy we were partners, everything you sent is perfect!  I hope you're doing well!
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1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
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« Reply #82 on: October 11, 2006 12:20:43 PM »

I am just dieing for my partner to receive why is the mail so slow anyway.

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« Reply #83 on: October 11, 2006 03:14:03 PM »

I recieved my fab package from supastarr110 yesterday!

I got
a huge box of Twinkies, Teddy Grahams, Kool aid, Sewing mags and a mix cd.

all entirely awesome!

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« Reply #84 on: October 11, 2006 05:44:38 PM »

i posted in the wrong gallery! oops. so, here. i moved it.
so! my package arrived today! it was there when i got home from uni early (i had a terrible, terrible afternoon that warranted skipping my classes), so it was so very much appreciated. no sign of having been opened by customs, though apparently they did do *something* with it (it was held up there for a while).
without further ado: the Mysterious Box

Filled with candy:

There was milk duds (yay!) and candy corn and three musketeers mini-bars and hersheys and babe ruths (mongst others). i felt like i was in a babysitter's club book! (spot where my knowledge of US candy comes from Wink ). also some crazy halloween candy (since we don't do halloween) and some black and orange lip gloss. did you know it actually makes your lips black arcadian_green? oh, also there was chocolate coated sunflower seeds which sound YUM. i love edible seeds, and chocolate. both together is great.

my fab craft supplies (well i'm not going to DRINK the kool-aid, am i?) Arcadian_green picked out that great yarn (lion brand thick'n'quick and yarn bee mosaic) even though she doesn't knit/ crochet!

and here's some tourist-y stuff. postcards with sunflowers and tornados. a little book of photos of kansas, a tourist brochure, and absolutely FAB kansas flour bag (i will put my limited sewing skills to use to make it into a little tote/ purse thing) and a corn-shaped packet of corn-muffin mix, which i like very much. and a pencil from wichita state uni.

PS: i bet the candy corn got through even though it has honey because there was no label on the package saying the ingredients Wink

thanks so much arcadian_green!

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« Reply #85 on: October 11, 2006 06:02:00 PM »

I recieved my fab package from supastarr110 yesterday!

I got
a huge box of Twinkies, Teddy Grahams, Kool aid, Sewing mags and a mix cd.

all entirely awesome!

I love international swapping!

im glad you like it. sorry i couldn't take pics (i lacked a workable camera). but i just bought this cute mini digital camera so next time i'll be prepared (like when your stuff comes in!! CAN'T WAiiiiiiiiT!!) Grin

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« Reply #86 on: October 12, 2006 06:54:04 AM »

Just a question but why is everyone sending kool aid? because you can find it in Canada too, not just the states,(hope that doesn't sound like I have an attitude, just wondering:)
« Reply #87 on: October 12, 2006 08:31:31 AM »

yeah, but they can't get it anywhere else really.

you can use kool-aid to dye yarn.

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« Reply #88 on: October 12, 2006 11:06:25 AM »

I had never heard of kool-aid till this swap, and thought everyone would be posting big bottles of squash like we have in the UK which would cost a fortune as they are so heavy, I didn't realise they were sachets to be mixed up!  Like Me-Shell I think everyone wants to use them for dyeing yarn and fabric.

I have a question for you US people - what are twinkies?

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« Reply #89 on: October 12, 2006 11:14:45 AM »

Canada Post says my package was delivered.  Did you get it seymourcharlie.

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