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From: Pudge99
Date: 02-21-2005, 05:46 PM (1 of 50)
March Button Swap

This is once again a swap open to everyone. NO prior swap required. This is a partner swap. Minimum button requirement: 10.
It is pretty simple. Pick some buttons and send them.
The one trick is that the buttons must be original and not just your run of the mill white or black buttons.
The buttons must match. Donít just grab ten random buttons from your stash.
I am not requiring that they be new either. You know those buttons that you saved from your dadís old shirt because they were just so cool, yet you have never found a use for them in 30 yrs. Send them on to someone else. Are you a thrift store shopper? Check out those old shirts on the clothing rack. There could be some really cool buttons there too.
Now for the really exciting part! I will be giving a prize to the swapper who finds the neatest buttons.
Before you send out your buttons send me a picture of the buttons either by e-mail or snail mail. Please make sure that the picture is clear enough that people can see the details of the button. Once the swap is complete and I have received all the pictures I will post a poll and people can vote for the buttons they like the best.
Sign up Date: March 1st (Partners will not be assigned until after this date)
Mail out Deadline: March 20th
This gives you lots of button hunting time! Happy Hunting!!!

Like always I will need the following:
Name (real and nickname here on the site)
Address
E-mail
Phone Number (in case I canít reach you any other way)
Gina
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: Hogmami
Date: 02-21-2005, 06:22 PM (2 of 50)
I'm in. Should be fun.
Carolyn
Michigan
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
From: Julie071793
Date: 02-21-2005, 07:01 PM (3 of 50)
Count me in. Sounds like fun.
Jewels
User: Julie071793
Member since: 06-19-2003
Total posts: 21
From: SummersEchos
Date: 02-21-2005, 07:29 PM (4 of 50)
me too me too
Summer

FREE FALLIN
User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
From: Sailorliz
Date: 02-21-2005, 07:46 PM (5 of 50)
Sign me up...
Happy sewing/quilting/crafting
Liz

Visit my photo page
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/sailorlizmi/albums
User: Sailorliz
Member since: 07-20-2004
Total posts: 386
From: Peggy
Date: 02-21-2005, 08:00 PM (6 of 50)
Does that mean we only get 10 buttons? I love buttons and I can never get enough buttons :bg:) Please count me in.

Peggy
User: Peggy
Member since: 09-19-2003
Total posts: 53
From: esrun3
Date: 02-21-2005, 08:19 PM (7 of 50)
I'm in :wink:
Lyn
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Pudge99
Date: 02-21-2005, 08:19 PM (8 of 50)
Hey all if you want in you have to send me your info :bg: . Just like always send me a PM.
Thanks!
Gina
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: smith972
Date: 02-21-2005, 08:21 PM (9 of 50)
i want in....let me in....sending you a private message

Jada
User: smith972
Member since: 09-10-2004
Total posts: 241
From: esrun3
Date: 02-21-2005, 08:22 PM (10 of 50)
Gina, you've got mail! :up:
Lyn
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Pudge99
Date: 02-22-2005, 03:30 PM (11 of 50)
Sailorliz
Peggy
Smith972
esrun3
Hogmami
SummersEchos
Julie071793

If you are not on the list then I haven't gotten a PM from you with your info.
Gina
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: Hogmami
Date: 02-22-2005, 03:58 PM (12 of 50)
I'm ordering buttons tomorrow. They are so cute.
Carolyn
Michigan
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
From: Pudge99
Date: 03-02-2005, 09:36 AM (13 of 50)
I am working on partners right now and I must say you ladies do make it difficult. :bluewink: I like to match partners from different parts of the country so that the odds of you getting something you already have are less. Well, this swap, out of 8 people we have 3 from Michigan and 2 from Maryland.
Look for e-mail today.
Don't forget to take a picture of your buttons before you send them. You can send the picture to me via e-mail or snail mail. If you need my snail mail address I will send it to you. Just let me know.
Gina
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: Pudge99
Date: 03-03-2005, 07:42 PM (14 of 50)
Has everyone made contact with their partners?
Gina
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: SummersEchos
Date: 03-03-2005, 07:59 PM (15 of 50)
No I didn't know we were suppose to contact them :cry:
I shall tho.
Summer
Summer

FREE FALLIN
User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
From: Pudge99
Date: 03-03-2005, 08:10 PM (16 of 50)
You don't really have to. Just makes it more friendly :bg: . Plus if you don't know what kind of buttons to get talking to you partner might help.
Gina
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: Hogmami
Date: 03-04-2005, 07:14 PM (17 of 50)
Gina,

I am mailing your buttons tomorrow morning. I didn't take a picture because I don't want you to see them before you get them.
Carolyn
Michigan
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
From: Pudge99
Date: 03-04-2005, 08:17 PM (18 of 50)
Carolyn,

I'll take the picture when they get here. I will probably get yours out next week. I can't wait to find out what you think of them.

Everybody,

Don't forget to post when you send and when you receive. I forgot to put that in the rules :whacky:
Gina
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: Pudge99
Date: 03-08-2005, 09:32 AM (19 of 50)
Carolyn,

I got your buttons yesterday. Wow! I think I'll have to be careful where I put some of them. :bluewink: Wouldn't want to deflate myself. :bg: Yours should go out tomorrow.
Gina
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: esrun3
Date: 03-08-2005, 02:19 PM (20 of 50)
I didn't realize we were supposed to contact our swap partners either. Will do when I get home tonight. Have the buttons, just need to take a picture before I send them out. Hope to get them out in the next day or two. Will post when I mail.
Lyn
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Hogmami
Date: 03-08-2005, 02:30 PM (21 of 50)
Gina,

The scissors I got I just thought they were so cute. Than I found the cherries, I live in cherry country, and decided I had to send something from my part of the country. The other package was just a mix I thought were cute. I hope you enjoy them and can use them.
Carolyn
Michigan
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
From: esrun3
Date: 03-09-2005, 12:05 AM (22 of 50)
Julie,
Your buttons are going out in the mail tomorrow. Hope you enjoy them!
Lyn
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Peggy
Date: 03-12-2005, 01:01 PM (23 of 50)
Hey Jada,

Your button are going out Monday! Keep an eye out! :re:

Peggy
User: Peggy
Member since: 09-19-2003
Total posts: 53
From: Sailorliz
Date: 03-12-2005, 01:20 PM (24 of 50)
Summersechos,

I'm still shopping! I hope to find something tomorrow, as we are taking our daughter back to school. She was home on spring break. There is a nice Joanne's and a few quilt stores in Mt. Pleasant. Hopefully some of them will be open on a Sunday. :bluesad:

Have a good weekend!
Happy sewing/quilting/crafting
Liz

Visit my photo page
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/sailorlizmi/albums
User: Sailorliz
Member since: 07-20-2004
Total posts: 386
From: Julie071793
Date: 03-15-2005, 01:45 PM (25 of 50)
Lyn - I got your buttons. I love them!! Thank you. I mailed your buttons yesterday. You should be receiving them soon. Thanks again.
Jewels
User: Julie071793
Member since: 06-19-2003
Total posts: 21
From: esrun3
Date: 03-16-2005, 08:42 AM (26 of 50)
Julie, glad you got the buttons and like them-they were too cute to pass up when I saw them!! I'll let you know when yours arrive. :smile:
Lyn
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Peggy
Date: 03-16-2005, 04:37 PM (27 of 50)
Jada,

Just wanted to let you know that I didn't get your buttons mailed out until yesterday. You should have them soon.

Peggy
User: Peggy
Member since: 09-19-2003
Total posts: 53
From: esrun3
Date: 03-17-2005, 05:45 PM (28 of 50)
Hi Julie,

Got your buttons today. Beautiful yellow sunflowers which I love and am sure I will be able to use on something for my granddaughter! Buttons are in great shape even though the post office mangled the envelope!

Thanks so much!!
Lyn
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: smith972
Date: 03-17-2005, 06:54 PM (29 of 50)
Hey Jada,

Your button are going out Monday! Keep an eye out! :re:

Peggy


Peggy,

i got your buttons today...they are so cute my little girl will love them on her next outfit....thanks a million


Yours are going out on Monday....when i got your package today i thought that is was the package with the buttons i had ordered for you....
but they will be here tomorrow i hope...

Jada
User: smith972
Member since: 09-10-2004
Total posts: 241
From: Sailorliz
Date: 03-18-2005, 09:23 AM (30 of 50)
Summer,

I'm putting your buttons in the mail today. Have a good weekend.

Liz
Happy sewing/quilting/crafting
Liz

Visit my photo page
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/sailorlizmi/albums
User: Sailorliz
Member since: 07-20-2004
Total posts: 386
From: SummersEchos
Date: 03-18-2005, 10:58 AM (31 of 50)
Liz,
I am putting your buttons in the mail today too:). Have a good weekend, we are having snow and more snow :(.
Summer
Summer

FREE FALLIN
User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
From: Sailorliz
Date: 03-21-2005, 07:04 PM (32 of 50)
Summer,

Thank you for the buttons. They remind me of Northern Michigan. I'm already thinking of the possibilites of what to use them on.

I had to laugh when I seen your package in the mail. I won't say anything until I know you received mine. :wink:

Thanks again,
Liz
Happy sewing/quilting/crafting
Liz

Visit my photo page
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/sailorlizmi/albums
User: Sailorliz
Member since: 07-20-2004
Total posts: 386
From: SummersEchos
Date: 03-21-2005, 08:40 PM (33 of 50)
Liz,
Thank you for the buttons. The cute little animals will go on one of the grandchildren clothes. The blue with gold will be for me.
We great minds think alike in sending our buttons.
Summer
Summer

FREE FALLIN
User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
From: Hogmami
Date: 03-22-2005, 01:38 PM (34 of 50)
Gina,

In am earlier post you said you would be sending a package out around the 9th. I have been watching for it but haven't received yet.
Carolyn
Michigan
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
From: Peggy
Date: 03-25-2005, 09:48 PM (35 of 50)
Jada,

I was just wondering if you sent out your buttons? You mentioned sending them on Monday, but I haven't received anything yet. I just wanted to check in.

Thanks.

Peggy
User: Peggy
Member since: 09-19-2003
Total posts: 53
From: smith972
Date: 03-27-2005, 02:29 PM (36 of 50)
Peggy,

I am so sorry that i have not communicated with you...things have been crazy here this week and the buttons i ordered never arrived...but i went out to Joann's (only because i was near there...i dont really shop there anymore) and picked up some buttons for you so i will send those out tomorrow morning when i get to work....i will send them two day UPS so expect them Wednesday...and when the others arrive that order just for you I will send those also.....

I have to say this is the first time i have ordered from ebay and not recieved my stuff promptly...

Jada
User: smith972
Member since: 09-10-2004
Total posts: 241
From: Peggy
Date: 03-27-2005, 11:45 PM (37 of 50)
Jada--

Don't worry about it. Please don't rush about for me. I can wait -- it just makes it that much more exciting! I really just wanted to check in because we haven't been receiving some of our mail or it comes 2 weeks later than it should. I didn't mean to make you feel bad. Just wait for the original buttons you ordered to come.

Thanks.

Peggy
User: Peggy
Member since: 09-19-2003
Total posts: 53
From: Hogmami
Date: 03-28-2005, 10:08 AM (38 of 50)
Gina,

Received your package today. The pig buttons with my name are so cute.
Did you make them yourself? I'm almost afraid to use them. Thank you very much.
Carolyn
Michigan
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
From: Pudge99
Date: 03-28-2005, 10:30 AM (39 of 50)
My kids and I made them with Shrinky Dinks. I printed out the design using a print shop program. I had been wanting to try making buttons for awhile and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. We had a lot of fun. Everyone walked around the house for days saying oink, oink.
Gina
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: Hogmami
Date: 03-28-2005, 11:01 AM (40 of 50)
I think I will have to put that on my list to do. You and your kids did a beautiful job. Thank you again and give your kids a hug from me.
Carolyn
Michigan
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
From: Pudge99
Date: 03-28-2005, 12:49 PM (41 of 50)
Just want to make sure that the only one still waiting on buttons is Peggy. Am I correct?
Gina
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: smith972
Date: 03-28-2005, 01:53 PM (42 of 50)
Too late i sent it already......but you should get a second delivery in a little while(i hope) of the buttons i ordered just for you.....


Jada
Jada--

Don't worry about it. Please don't rush about for me. I can wait -- it just makes it that much more exciting! I really just wanted to check in because we haven't been receiving some of our mail or it comes 2 weeks later than it should. I didn't mean to make you feel bad. Just wait for the original buttons you ordered to come.

Thanks.

Peggy
User: smith972
Member since: 09-10-2004
Total posts: 241
From: esrun3
Date: 03-28-2005, 10:48 PM (43 of 50)
Gina, are you going to post pics of the buttons? Cant' wait to see what everyone got-especially the shrinky dink pigs-they sound intriguing!
Lyn
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Pudge99
Date: 03-29-2005, 05:52 PM (44 of 50)
Yep I will post them. Not sure when yet. I don't have everyone's pictures yet.
Gina
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: smith972
Date: 03-30-2005, 01:09 AM (45 of 50)
The buttons i ordered for you have arrived....yea!!!!!!!

I will be sending them to you tomorrow.....

Jada
User: smith972
Member since: 09-10-2004
Total posts: 241
From: Peggy
Date: 03-31-2005, 04:55 PM (46 of 50)
Hi Jada,

The first package came today -- too cute -- thanks so much. I feel extra special knowing there is another package on the way to me :bluesmile . Have a great day :up: !

Peggy
User: Peggy
Member since: 09-19-2003
Total posts: 53
From: smith972
Date: 04-08-2005, 02:13 PM (47 of 50)
Hi Jada,

The first package came today -- too cute -- thanks so much. I feel extra special knowing there is another package on the way to me :bluesmile . Have a great day :up: !

Peggy


Peggy,

Did you get the second package?

Jada
User: smith972
Member since: 09-10-2004
Total posts: 241
From: Peggy
Date: 04-13-2005, 03:44 PM (48 of 50)
Gina,

Do you still want pictures of the buttons or are we beyond that now?

Peggy
User: Peggy
Member since: 09-19-2003
Total posts: 53
From: Pudge99
Date: 04-14-2005, 09:27 AM (49 of 50)
I still plan to post all the buttons and have us vote on the most interesting ones so send them on to me. I've been really busy lately and just haven't figured out how I am going to do it yet. Do you need my e-mail address?

Also, Jada I still am unable to open your pictures. I am going to have my husband look into it and see if it is something on our side. I will let you know.
Gina
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: Peggy
Date: 04-14-2005, 10:16 AM (50 of 50)
Thanks! Yes, please give me your e-mail and I will send you the picture -- I hope I can that is, sometimes I'm computer challenged!

Peggy
User: Peggy
Member since: 09-19-2003
Total posts: 53
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