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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: postcardgirl
Date: 04-21-2006, 06:20 PM (1 of 96)
Same rules as always here you cannot participate if you have not participated successfully in past swaps (fq, scavenger or other swap). I will need you to email me (<email address removed for privacy>) your username, real name, mailing address, telephone number (will not be shared, only for emergencies) and if you quilt or sew or both. If you haven't participated in a past scavenger hunt, please let me know what swaps you have participated in so I may confirm with hostess.

These rules may seem strict, but based on past experiences, the board has decided to set participation rules. Before committing to this swap, please carefully consider if you will be able to fulfill the swap. If you do need to drop out of the swap or will be late, please contact me immediately. If you do not fulfill your obligation to this swap after committing, you will not be permitted to join future swaps of this type.

Ten individual items, try to keep your spending at about the $15 (USD) mark (PLUS postage costs). NOTE: If you are in the US and mailling to the US, I suggest going to the USPS website here (https://sss-web.usps.com/cns/landing.do) and printing a label - you will get free delivery confirmation on your package if you ship priority!

Remember, should you have any questions/concerns, please let me know at any time. Once pairings are made, please please PLEASE be in contact with your swap partner frequently (at least once a week) throughout the swap. We have found that those who have not kept in touch are the ones that end up with problems at the end of the swap.

Pairings will be made May 10, 2006- mail-by date June 5, 2006. Please be sure to stay in touch with your partner during this time to help ensure a successful swap. If you will be late mailing, please contact me as well as your partner.

Remember, this is a SUMMER hunt, so think summer while hunting! Also keep in mind your swap partner's preferences. I have been pretty vague with your hunt list so that you can use your imagination.

Things to Hunt for:
1. postcard - can be sent separately or with your package
2. floral fat quarter - think summer flowers!
3. something homemade/sewn/quilty - small, nothing too big or complicated
4. sewing/quilting gadget
5. sewing/quilting pattern
6. fruit - something with fruit on it, fruit scented, etc.
7. ladybug - no real ones, please!
8. sunshine yellow
9. beach - fish, sand, shells, water, boats, etc.
10. your favorite summer recipe

PAIRINGS:
Postcardgirl (MAILED) - Becka (RECEIVED)
Debby215 (MAILED/RECEIVED) - swartzrn (MAILED/RECEIVED)
esrun3 (MAILED/RECEIVED) - LeapFrog Libby (MAILED/RECEIVED)
Karebear (MAILED/RECEIVED)- CarolWI (MAILED/RECEIVED)
Mrs.O (MAILED/RECEIVED) - kittykat (MAILED/RECEIVED)
Carman (MAILED/RECEIVED) - HeyJudee (MAILED/RECEIVED)

All pairing emails went out 5/10 - please let me know if you don't receive!
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
Total posts: 367
From: Karebear
Date: 04-22-2006, 03:10 PM (2 of 96)
I have emailed my info. Thank you for hostessing this fun trip!!!

Karen :up:
Karen

http://www.dancingwicks.com
"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User: Karebear
Member since: 01-24-2002
Total posts: 338
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 04-22-2006, 04:17 PM (3 of 96)
I sent mine.... :bg: :coffee2: :bg:
Sew With Love
Libby
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: swartzrn
Date: 04-22-2006, 07:47 PM (4 of 96)
Just sent my info in as well. This sounds like super fun! Julie
Julie
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
User: swartzrn
Member since: 02-17-2006
Total posts: 436
From: esrun3
Date: 04-22-2006, 11:05 PM (5 of 96)
Hi Shari, you've got mail-I love these scavenger hunts! :smile:
Lyn
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Debby215
Date: 04-23-2006, 12:30 AM (6 of 96)
Shari,
YOU HAVE MAIL, I just love the scavenger hunts. We are heading to Ohio, and my favorite Amish quilt shops, I can start looking for goodies. Thanks for hosting again Shari :bg:
Debby
So much fabric....... So little time!!
User: Debby215
Member since: 11-14-2001
Total posts: 611
From: postcardgirl
Date: 04-23-2006, 09:35 AM (7 of 96)
We're up to 7 participants already! :bg: See first message for list - that is where I'll update everything!
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
Total posts: 367
From: Mrs.O
Date: 04-23-2006, 04:13 PM (8 of 96)
Okay, sign me up ...been in three of these already I think. :bg:
User: Mrs.O
Member since: 01-18-2006
Total posts: 59
From: Mrs.O
Date: 04-23-2006, 04:16 PM (9 of 96)
Hey Julie,
We were just in Columbus, Ga visiting our son who lives in Phenix City..just moved to Salem in December.
Are you a Cottonmouth fan? There is a quilt shop I went to near the Hobby Lobby off exit 9 on 185 I think.
NExt time we go to Alabama we will have to arrange to meet.
Mrs.O :bg:
User: Mrs.O
Member since: 01-18-2006
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From: kittykat
Date: 04-24-2006, 01:17 AM (10 of 96)
ok i'm in will send my imfo over the week-end. have my copy of the list already. so will start gathering all up.
pat
User: kittykat
Member since: 08-06-2001
Total posts: 184
From: postcardgirl
Date: 04-24-2006, 07:30 AM (11 of 96)
:up: We're up to 10 participants!
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
Total posts: 367
From: postcardgirl
Date: 04-25-2006, 07:37 AM (12 of 96)
11! :cool:
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
Total posts: 367
From: postcardgirl
Date: 04-26-2006, 10:29 PM (13 of 96)
12 :shock:
User: postcardgirl
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From: postcardgirl
Date: 04-26-2006, 10:30 PM (14 of 96)
oh, and I bought my item 9 today! :wink:
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
Total posts: 367
From: postcardgirl
Date: 04-28-2006, 11:22 PM (15 of 96)
Went shopping today and got three of my items! :up:
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
Total posts: 367
From: CodyGramma
Date: 04-29-2006, 04:41 PM (16 of 96)
Same rules as always here you cannot participate if you have not participated successfully in past swaps

Wow..Not that I am interested...but I just have a question...this seems awful strict...in other words no "newbies" to this message board can join this swap right? It just sounds to me like unless you've been a member of this MB forever, and have participated in this particular swap before....you can't join this particular swap...am I reading this wrong? :shock:
User: CodyGramma
Member since: 04-22-2005
Total posts: 133
From: carman
Date: 04-29-2006, 06:35 PM (17 of 96)
we have been doing swaps on this site for YEARS and there has been a pattern of newbies joining in and not full filling there end of the bargain, we have been burned at least 4 or more times, maybe even a lot more, so the "slackers" so to speak have ruined it for the others.

there is room for people who have posted for a long time, no rule is written in stone, except the one, no new posters, blame the others in years past :-)
User: carman
Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: postcardgirl
Date: 04-30-2006, 11:11 AM (18 of 96)
As Carman has said, we have had numerous new members sign up for these swaps and then disappear after they receive their package. As swap hostess, I need to ensure a successful swap for every participant and I cannot afford to replace $15-$20 in packages when someone doesn't follow through.

If you look at it another way, we only require you successfully complete ONE other swap on this board - a simple fat quarter swap or some other type of swap that doesn't cost a lot. And as Carman said, if you're interested and have been a member of the boards for quite some time and a regular poster, I would be willing to consider participation, but would probably make myself as your partner.
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
Total posts: 367
From: CodyGramma
Date: 05-02-2006, 10:10 AM (19 of 96)
Thanks for answering my question! I guess I can understand as I have talked to some other women and they explained about "getting burned" with swaps before and it makes a little more sense to me now than it did when I first ready it! LOL

Being that I have never joined one before I haven't had any experiences, good or bad, but can understand why some rules have to be so strict after hearing about some of the bad experiences! Thanks again!! :)
User: CodyGramma
Member since: 04-22-2005
Total posts: 133
From: postcardgirl
Date: 05-07-2006, 10:12 AM (20 of 96)
Pairings for this swap will be made Wednesay afternoon, so if you want to participate, please let me know! :up:
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
Total posts: 367
From: Bama
Date: 05-07-2006, 01:06 PM (21 of 96)
I haven't been in a swap here in quite a while, but I would like to join you in the next one. :up: I've never been in the scavenger hunt swap, but I've been in many other swaps here.

I don't blame you for the strict rules. A few years ago we had a house block swap here and everyone made an extra block for a gift quilt for someone here. One lady pieced the blocks together and mailed the top to another lady who had volunteered to quilt it. We never heard from her again. :sad:
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: postcardgirl
Date: 05-07-2006, 04:26 PM (22 of 96)
How absolutely heartbreaking! Send me an email (<email address removed for privacy>) if you'd like to join us!
User: postcardgirl
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Total posts: 367
From: HeyJudee
Date: 05-08-2006, 07:26 AM (23 of 96)
FYI - I got my fruit on Saturday...hope it doesn't spoil before I mail it :shock: (hee, hee).
TTFN from
Judy
User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
Total posts: 1366
From: esrun3
Date: 05-09-2006, 09:43 AM (24 of 96)
I have just about everything ready for the swap-has been fun doing a little shopping here, a little there, of course the "personal" touch can't be added until pairings are made.
Lyn
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: HeyJudee
Date: 05-09-2006, 10:25 AM (25 of 96)
Lyn...you're sooo good! Me, I'm mostly accumulating ideas right now. I'm waiting until the week of the 22nd to check out the Canadian Quilters Association show that will be held in Ottawa from the May 23rd - 27th. Hoping to hunt up some things there! :up:
TTFN from
Judy
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Total posts: 1366
From: Mrs.O
Date: 05-09-2006, 03:01 PM (26 of 96)
Come on Bama join the fun..who knows maybe we will be partners.

Have some things started for the swap...Are you anxious for School to be out? :shock:

Babysitting today for Molly Ann. It looks like the texas tornado here.. :shock:
She likes to ride around the block in the golf cart...me too.

Hope you get in the swap.
kkoberle
User: Mrs.O
Member since: 01-18-2006
Total posts: 59
From: postcardgirl
Date: 05-09-2006, 06:07 PM (27 of 96)
Postcardgirl - Becka
Debby215 - swartzrn
esrun3 - LeapFrog Libby
Karebear - CarolWI
Mrs.O - kittykat
Carman - HeyJudee (BOTH CANADA)


These are the FINAL pairings - let me know if you've been partnered with anyone too manytimes and I can switch! :wink: We've done this so many times I forget who has paired with whom!

(edited 5/10/06)
User: postcardgirl
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From: esrun3
Date: 05-09-2006, 06:26 PM (28 of 96)
Pairing for me is ok..can't remember if Libby and I were paired before so I'm ok unless she needs to change.

Judy, if I had a sewing/quilting show coming up I'd wait for that too. I've just managed to pick a few things up here and there, that's all.
Lyn
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Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: carman
Date: 05-09-2006, 07:47 PM (29 of 96)
i don't think Judy and i have ever been paired have we? :up:
User: carman
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Total posts: 692
From: HeyJudee
Date: 05-09-2006, 07:59 PM (30 of 96)
Carman, no we haven't. I've only participated in the Quilt block swaps that Brenda hosted last year. This is my first time doing the scavenger hunt...so you'll have to break me in gently... :wink:
TTFN from
Judy
User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
Total posts: 1366
From: Debby215
Date: 05-09-2006, 10:02 PM (31 of 96)
Hey Shari, the pairings are fine for me, I have been partnered with Krystal, Lyn, Carman and Karen, and YOU too Shari for the Angel sister something.... Maybe Julie and I can get to know each other better... :up:
Debby
So much fabric....... So little time!!
User: Debby215
Member since: 11-14-2001
Total posts: 611
From: Mrs.O
Date: 05-10-2006, 08:57 AM (32 of 96)
I am excited for my package to go to Washington!!!
User: Mrs.O
Member since: 01-18-2006
Total posts: 59
From: postcardgirl
Date: 05-10-2006, 09:08 AM (33 of 96)
Okay - I'll confirm pairings this afternoon (mom's day lunch at preschool, then I have to take my older daughter to kindergarten, so I'll be home this afternoon).
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
Total posts: 367
From: Becka
Date: 05-10-2006, 04:47 PM (34 of 96)
Looks like I have a great partner....can't wait to get to know you better... :bluewink:

Have a great day, Becka
User: Becka
Member since: 02-06-2006
Total posts: 20
From: postcardgirl
Date: 05-10-2006, 08:21 PM (35 of 96)
All emails have gone out - please keep in touch with your partner throughout the swap. Should any questions/concerns arise, please let me know. Mail by date is June 5.
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
Total posts: 367
From: carman
Date: 05-10-2006, 09:18 PM (36 of 96)
thank you
:bg: now to play 20 questions, oooooooooooooh Judy :up:
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From: Debby215
Date: 05-10-2006, 09:28 PM (37 of 96)
HEY SHARI, check your email for my new email addy. SOrry :re: I forgot to let you know that my yahoo email won't let me in.... :throw: :throw: I will PM Julie with my email addy...
Debby
So much fabric....... So little time!!
User: Debby215
Member since: 11-14-2001
Total posts: 611
From: HeyJudee
Date: 05-11-2006, 07:13 AM (38 of 96)
Oooooooh carman! 20 questions.....sounds interesting! :bg:
TTFN from
Judy
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Total posts: 1366
From: swartzrn
Date: 05-11-2006, 03:56 PM (39 of 96)
Thanks Debby for your PM and email!!! I'm looking forward to getting to know you also! :)
Julie
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
User: swartzrn
Member since: 02-17-2006
Total posts: 436
From: esrun3
Date: 05-11-2006, 07:01 PM (40 of 96)
Hey Libby...I sent you an email last night-not quite 20 questions though, LOL.


Debby I've sent a few things your way recently...which you probably aren't getting....LOL (nothing important!)
Lyn
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Total posts: 2345
From: postcardgirl
Date: 05-11-2006, 07:32 PM (41 of 96)
Debby, cym (check your email!) :bg:
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From: Debby215
Date: 05-11-2006, 08:44 PM (42 of 96)
Hi Lyn, thankfully my daughter is forwarding my yahoo email, SHE can access it from her work, go figure. I will email you with my new email addy, and I did read the ones you sent and loved them, thanks. :up:
Debby
So much fabric....... So little time!!
User: Debby215
Member since: 11-14-2001
Total posts: 611
From: postcardgirl
Date: 05-16-2006, 08:49 PM (43 of 96)
It's been almost a week since emails went out - how is everyone doing? I have just the homemade item left! :up:
User: postcardgirl
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From: esrun3
Date: 05-16-2006, 10:22 PM (44 of 96)
Lib and I have chatted. I need to finish up my homemade item and want to change a couple things out I had picked up already after our chat. Should be ready to go out around Memorial Day I think. :up:
Lyn
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Total posts: 2345
From: HeyJudee
Date: 05-17-2006, 07:31 AM (45 of 96)
Carman and I have been grilling each other with our 20 questions :wink: ....I have two of my items and hope to pick up more next week.
TTFN from
Judy
User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
Total posts: 1366
From: Debby215
Date: 05-17-2006, 04:20 PM (46 of 96)
Hey Shari, Julie and I have emailed back and forth as well. I have a few more things to look for, probably won't mail till after the holiday. Work has been pretty awful busy, tired of bringing work home. I can't remember when I had time or energy to sew anything... :cry: :cry:
Debby
So much fabric....... So little time!!
User: Debby215
Member since: 11-14-2001
Total posts: 611
From: swartzrn
Date: 05-17-2006, 07:35 PM (47 of 96)
Hi all--I am having so much fun with this scavenger hunt!! I think Debby and I both share the same trait--being busy!!! It's been so nice emailing back and forth with you, Debby!! Hope you are all having a great Wednesday!
Julie
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
User: swartzrn
Member since: 02-17-2006
Total posts: 436
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-18-2006, 12:15 PM (48 of 96)
I was tied up til Mother's Day doing a throw/coverlet for the Grands to give their mom.. Designed by GS Crafted by me...
So, now I have all my time to concentrate on finding perfect items for Lyn.. I'll probably be ready by EOM...This is so much fun..
Sew With Love
Libby
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Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: kittykat
Date: 05-18-2006, 07:22 PM (49 of 96)
have been in contact with my partner, and most of my things gathered. so should be able to mail soon.
pat
User: kittykat
Member since: 08-06-2001
Total posts: 184
From: esrun3
Date: 05-18-2006, 08:56 PM (50 of 96)
Libby, how did the throw turn out?
Lyn
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-19-2006, 07:26 PM (51 of 96)
She was shocked ( more than surprised) when the kids presented it to her.. The designer of it is the one that is not her natural son.. He made her cry with a note he wrote her on Mothers Day.. and then, she found out he designed her throw and she was just blown away.. They all got a kick out of autographing the fabric squares I had sewn for them to sign... It said " we love you Mom" and then had a red heart and their name patches.. I put a label on the back with " A Nicholas design crafted by Lib May 2006" on the label.. They all loved that also.. It is fleece, blue plaid with little brown teddy bears on it.. Lettering navy blue on red fleece patches and red fleece heart and wow cotton signature rectangles on red fleece.. She had been asking for something to use at the ball games to keep warm.. I am still sneezing in my sewing room from the lint.. But it sure was worth it...
Sew With Love
Libby
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From: esrun3
Date: 05-20-2006, 09:21 PM (52 of 96)
Oh it sounds wonderful and your story brought tears to my eyes. I'm so glad she loved it and the kids had a wonderful time helping, I'm sure!
Lyn
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Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: HeyJudee
Date: 05-21-2006, 12:34 AM (53 of 96)
Now I've got three of my items...7 more to go! :nc:

Libby, bet that throw will keep mum warm in more ways than one! Thanks for sharing that story.
TTFN from
Judy
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From: postcardgirl
Date: 05-25-2006, 06:12 PM (54 of 96)
About 10 days left til mail-by date - how is everyone doing? Have you been in touch with your partner?

Looks like I won't get my homemade item done til Wednesday next week, then my package will be ready to go! :up:
User: postcardgirl
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Total posts: 367
From: Karebear
Date: 05-25-2006, 09:19 PM (55 of 96)
have been in contact.. It is so exciting!! I have been part of this forum for over 4 years!! Each year it gets better and brighter.. the friends within these walls are real keepers!!!

thank you!!!

Karen :up:
Karen

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"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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From: esrun3
Date: 05-25-2006, 10:45 PM (56 of 96)
Just finished my homemade item this afternoon. Just need a couple more things-will be ready to mail out right after the holiday.
Lyn
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Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: kittykat
Date: 05-26-2006, 07:44 PM (57 of 96)
mrs.o you are in the mail. hope you like what i did. was a little harder putting things together as i couldn't get around as well. should be there 1st of week.
pat
User: kittykat
Member since: 08-06-2001
Total posts: 184
From: Mrs.O
Date: 05-30-2006, 12:24 PM (58 of 96)
Kittykat,

Sure enough there it was in the am mail...such wonderful things is your package!!!!!
This was so much fun. Love the pin, towel, candle,kits,fabric,ornament,keychain etc.... :smile:
I mailed yours this am also...you should get it in two or three days.
Hope your knee is getting better everyday.
Thanks again. K
Mrs.O :wink:
User: Mrs.O
Member since: 01-18-2006
Total posts: 59
From: postcardgirl
Date: 05-30-2006, 01:19 PM (59 of 96)
First package received, how exciting! I just sent an email to everyone in the swap, if you don't receive an email from me, please let me know.

Mailing date is coming up quickly - please contact me and your partner if you'll be late mailing. Mail-by date is June 5.
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
Total posts: 367
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-30-2006, 05:09 PM (60 of 96)
I now have everything, except my recipe... Hard to decide , there.. I was waiting on the Holiday (yesterday) and the notions 50 % off sale at Hancocks before I bought my tool for this package.. Glad I did .. I now have to find a box and copy a recipe.. I will be ready by Fri, I hope, but it may be Monday.. I have to do a stint as Hostess of a model home at the Homearama on Thursday.. Our Chapt of ABWA makes money for our scholarship fund doing things like this.. And we get to see all the new furnished homes free...Great way to keep up with whats going on in new homes and furnishings..
Sew With Love
Libby
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From: esrun3
Date: 05-30-2006, 08:38 PM (61 of 96)
Whenever you get it finished is fine Libby. :smile: I still need a recipe too for your box. Will let you know when I mail...should be by the end of the week.
Lyn
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: swartzrn
Date: 05-31-2006, 02:04 PM (62 of 96)
Yeah!! I have had so much fun gathering everything for Debby! I just have to do my recipe as well and it will go out in the mail by the end of the week!!!!!
Julie
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
User: swartzrn
Member since: 02-17-2006
Total posts: 436
From: postcardgirl
Date: 05-31-2006, 03:59 PM (63 of 96)
ACK - I cannot read patterns to save my life! I didn't get the homemade thing done today - I need help. I'll get that help from my mom tonight (had the same problem when I made my daughter a dress!) and get the item done for Friday mailing!!
User: postcardgirl
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Total posts: 367
From: HeyJudee
Date: 06-02-2006, 08:53 PM (64 of 96)
Carman...I mailed your package last night....you can look for your package next Friday as that is when I was told it should be delivered. Hope you like what I sent. :up: Let me know when I arrives.
TTFN from
Judy
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Total posts: 1366
From: Debby215
Date: 06-02-2006, 11:16 PM (65 of 96)
Hey Julie, and Shari, I am going to try my best to mail Saturday. This week has just gotten away from me, I am so sorry. I just finished a pillow cover that I promised my MIL 2 weeks ago, and it's almost 11:30. I have a luncheon at my daughters Church tomorrow afternoon and our post office is only open until 1. I MAY have to mail Monday if that is alright? :nervous: :cry: :cry:
Debby
So much fabric....... So little time!!
User: Debby215
Member since: 11-14-2001
Total posts: 611
From: kittykat
Date: 06-03-2006, 01:31 AM (66 of 96)
mrs. o your package arrived. wonderful things in it. a pair of homemade pillow cases. everyone liked them. my ladybug cup and piece of fabric. candle, 2 more pieces of fabric, cute tape measure, basket of shells, hanging flip flop with a thermonter on it,post card, recipe and a pattern to make my grandaughters sun dresses. think i got it all. thank you for a great swap. my knee is almost better. i did manage to sew some on my machine.
pat
User: kittykat
Member since: 08-06-2001
Total posts: 184
From: Mrs.O
Date: 06-03-2006, 07:31 AM (67 of 96)
I am glad the package arrived.
I think the pattern for the sundress is cute and hoped it would fit your grandaughters..now for the time to sew :wink: I am anxious to try a new technique of applique with the kits you sent for the blocks...You trace the pattern on the reverse side of the block and well its too complicated over the boards to explain...anybody know what I am talking about???? :nc:
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From: postcardgirl
Date: 06-03-2006, 03:16 PM (68 of 96)
No worries, Deb! I'll be mailing Monday as well - time just got away from me this week! I forgot I didn't work Friday as I went on my son's 6th grade field trip!!
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From: esrun3
Date: 06-03-2006, 08:57 PM (69 of 96)
Leapfrog Libby....your package went out in the mail this morning...should be there Tuesday or Wednesday. Hope you like it!
Lyn
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From: Debby215
Date: 06-04-2006, 11:02 AM (70 of 96)
Hey Julie, Just wanted to let you know, I am taping your package and will take it with me tomorrow and mail on the way home from work. Let me know when you receive it and enjoy!! :smile:
Debby
So much fabric....... So little time!!
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From: swartzrn
Date: 06-04-2006, 01:03 PM (71 of 96)
Debby this is too funny b/c I just got the last item put in your box as well!!! I hope you enjoy everything!! Please let me know when you get it as well!! Julie
Julie
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
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From: Karebear
Date: 06-04-2006, 05:23 PM (72 of 96)
Where did May go???? OH MY.. Carol... you package will be in the mail on Monday as well. I have to finish up the hand made item!!!


:smile:
Karen

http://www.dancingwicks.com
"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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From: Debby215
Date: 06-05-2006, 02:56 PM (73 of 96)
Sorry Julie, I won't be able to mail today. I was late getting out of work and I have a doctors appointment in 40 minutes. I will do my best tomorrow...sorry again!! :cry: :cry:
Debby
So much fabric....... So little time!!
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From: postcardgirl
Date: 06-05-2006, 10:22 PM (74 of 96)
Mailing date has come and gone - hopefully everyone has mailed. If you haven't, please send me a quick email (<email address removed for privacy>) to let me know when you expect to mail!

There are several people that I haven't heard from - please post or reply. Also please post when you receive your packages as well!
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From: Karebear
Date: 06-06-2006, 09:24 AM (75 of 96)
Monday - June 5th heading for a little town in Wisconsin!!!!


:up:
Karen

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"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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From: Debby215
Date: 06-06-2006, 04:22 PM (76 of 96)
Hi Julie, just wanted to let you know your package is on the way. PO says you should have it in three days. Let me know when it arrives ok? :up:
Debby
So much fabric....... So little time!!
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 06-06-2006, 05:36 PM (77 of 96)
I am ready to scream ! ! ! I had a long message for this thread, and a had logged me out and of course I lost it when I had to log in again.. so Here is the quick skinny.. I got my wonderful package yesterday afternoon from esrun3 with a lot of artwork within the labels for each item of the hunt and she also sent me a couple of items for my birthday.. Talented lady, so talented ! ! ! All the items are great.... I'm afraid to say any more.. Why does it do this to me ! ???
Sew With Love
Libby
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From: esrun3
Date: 06-06-2006, 09:39 PM (78 of 96)
Libby, sorry you are having so much trouble with the computer today.

I received your email and you are so very welcome (I've emailed back). I had a good time doing your package-it was so much fun. I hope you enjoy it all and have a wonderful birthday!!
Lyn
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From: carman
Date: 06-07-2006, 05:21 PM (79 of 96)
Judy, your parcel came today, i sent mine by express post this morning so it "should be" there on Friday.

i now have a NEW favorite bag, Judy made me one her bags, i can't wait to take it to retreat and have the ladies ooooh and awe over it :up: inside the bag were fat q's and a magazine and pins that i ALWAYS need, the recipe looks delicious, my husband LOVES bean salads, i think i will take that to my quilting bees potluck in a couple weeks, oh and the lady bugs are ADORABLE



thanks again (go oilers go :up: )
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 06-07-2006, 05:37 PM (80 of 96)
Hey Carman...Glad that you liked everything. I was surprised that it actually arrived early! I'll be checking my box! :wink:

I've been hearing about the Oiler's woes! I know you're still cheering them on. Even though I'm not a hockey fan...I'm now keeping up on their games. Go Oilers!
TTFN from
Judy
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 06-07-2006, 06:05 PM (81 of 96)
Ladies, Yall should see my new Thread Catcher.. It is mounted on the table between my serger and my coverstitcher and is ready for lots of thread ends and scraps etc... The fabric is so funny.. Has a duck or goose ?? in a big picture hat and she has a biting humor.. Fabulous.... It was the handmade item in my scavenger package.. How lucky can you get.. Lyn , the talented esrun3 , was my partner.. She is one more gifted lady, let me tell you.. I have instructions on how to make one, but I like her pattern much better.. I bet she designed it herself.. Thanks a million for all my gifts, Lyn...
Sew With Love
Libby
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From: esrun3
Date: 06-07-2006, 06:37 PM (82 of 96)
Libby...what an awesome package awaited me today!! You are very talented and one awesome lady!! You did a fabulous job! Lots of postcards, beautiful fabric, a wonderful painted box, a circle cutter-haven't used one before so I get to try something new!, great smelling candle, ladybug stickers, a summery picnic cloth, recipes, pigment pens, quilt book, decorating a nursery book, a baby blanket and a bib, as well as a lovely little saying about the threads of friendship. I can't wait to try the patterns-Libby, you outdid yourself, it is all so wonderful and I can't believe you included our soon to be new little one! Thank you so very much. The folks you meet on this board are outstanding. And...the headache I came home with was gone when I opened that box!! Thank you!!

If you all want to take a look, I put a pic of all my great stuff in photobucket (hope the link works)
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i233/esrun3/Swaps/SwapfromLeapfrogLibby.jpg

What more can I say? Well, I could go on and on and on and on and on....but I think you'd all get tired of listening to me! LOL
:smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: Doin' the Happy Dance!! Oh my daughter will be so upset she didn't pick up the package and open it before me but I'm lucky cuz I know half of it would be gone if she had gotten it!!
Lyn
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From: Debby215
Date: 06-08-2006, 04:09 PM (83 of 96)
WHAT A WONDERFUL SUPRIZE :shock: to find my package from Julie!! Here are the goodies I got. A collection of Mary Kay satin hands lotions, ladybug socks, I will have to hide from my daughter. An adorable pin cushion? Did you make that Julie, I love it. A tablet to make grocery lists, lovely floral FQ, a pattern for a collection of totes, and accessories, that I can't wait to try, AND a quilt pattern to make a lap quilt, a very nice smelling lavender color candle that smells so good, some white quilting thread and new pins, which I always need, great postcards, you will laugh when you get mine, its goofy, and some yummy recipies. THANK you so much Julie, this made my day MUCH more bearable,,,,and sorry for rambling so LONNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG :nervous:
Debby
So much fabric....... So little time!!
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From: postcardgirl
Date: 06-08-2006, 08:08 PM (84 of 96)
Okay, ladies - I leave for vacation Friday after work, so I won't be online for a week. Don't fret if I don't update the sent/received list - but PLEASE do post to let me know when you receive so when I get home I can get caught up! :up:
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From: Debby215
Date: 06-08-2006, 10:22 PM (85 of 96)
Have a great vacation Shari!!!
Debby
So much fabric....... So little time!!
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From: esrun3
Date: 06-08-2006, 11:46 PM (86 of 96)
Have fun Shari!
Lyn
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From: swartzrn
Date: 06-09-2006, 06:06 PM (87 of 96)
Hi Debby!!! I got my package today and it is FABULOUS!!! When I opened the box, I immediately smelled the apple candles and they smell so yummy!! I LOVE the ladybugs!! Thank you for the post card and the beautiful fabric and patterns and the yellow thread is so pretty!! Did you make the hot plates?
I did make the pin cushion. It's my first one and Sarah did help a bit with the stuffing!
I just wanted to tell you that I am anxious to start on the quilt pattern! I haven't ever made one but have been keeping all of my FQ's and am going to use them for a quilt that has the swap FQ's in it. The pattern you sent is just perfect for that! Thank you!!
This has been a long week and getting such a sweet package just brightened my day! Thank you again!!!! Julie
Julie
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
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From: Debby215
Date: 06-09-2006, 11:04 PM (88 of 96)
Your very welcome Julie, this has been such a LONG week for me too, so the packages made the week for me a bright end. Yes I did make the hotpads. When my daughter and grandaughter were over,,they oooohhhed and ahhed and both tried to snitch some of my goodies....Thanks again for being such a fun partner!! :up:
Debby
So much fabric....... So little time!!
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 06-13-2006, 08:09 PM (89 of 96)
HI Carman...I got your package in the mail on Monday. What a package! It came at a really good time as I definitely was in need of a pick me up. I've been under the weather since Friday and I'm only getting back on my feet today. Loved everything...especially the sewing organizer you made me. Super neat idea - will definitely get used, esp. with all the quilting classes that I take! The sandle candles...sooo cute, the strawberry towels....will look great in my kitchen, the rotary blade...always need that! Can't wait til I get back to my normal self as I'm definitely gonna make your breakfast trifle and the crisp - strawberries will be coming in season here soon. Love the table runner pattern. It's added to my list of projects to make! Oh....I'm definitely not put out with the sweets and chocolates...I sampled them today :up:

WOW...I know that I definitely have to think much more creatively in the future. Thanks again!!!!
TTFN from
Judy
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From: carman
Date: 06-14-2006, 05:36 PM (90 of 96)
i am glad it all made it safe and you liked it, i had a blast looking for things. :up:
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From: Karebear
Date: 06-15-2006, 07:10 PM (91 of 96)
I received my package from Carol in Wisconsin!!!! What a beautiful hunt she put together for me.

She is a very talented lady and makes knitting needles.. so now I have knitting needles with "lady bugs"!!! I love them!!

A wonderful little angel that bares the sweetest little cow printed clothing!!! Fruit on ribbons which I now have on my sewing wall!!!

I love this hunt!!!

thank you Carol. You are wonderful!!

:up:
Karen

http://www.dancingwicks.com
"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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From: CarolWI
Date: 06-20-2006, 08:01 AM (92 of 96)
What a sweet smelling package I rec'd from Karen! My daughter was here when it came and we ooohhed and aaahhhed over all the wonderful things. It was all so bright and summery and cheerful. We both loved the scents of the candles and powders in there.
The Seashell candle holder goes in my bathroom. The bright sunshine yellow tablecloth is definately a feeling of summer. The pink ladybug candle holder goes well in my dining room. I look forward to getting to use the pattern for all the cute cases. It is always so interesting and fun to see all the different ideas people come up with.
Thanks so much for all of it and I'm sure to be ordering some candles from your website. They are very fragrant.
Carol :up:
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From: postcardgirl
Date: 06-20-2006, 09:51 PM (93 of 96)
Looks like we're waiting on just one more package to arrive and I have been in contact with the sender.

Thanks, ladie for another successful swap! :up:

I've included pics in this message of the Sewing Machine Catch-All that I made for my partner - thought it was something I could definitely use too! There are pockets across the front (blue/turquoise part).

http://www.postcardgirl.com/catchallswnsummerswap3.jpg

http://www.postcardgirl.com/catchallswnsummerswap2.jpg
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From: Debby215
Date: 06-20-2006, 09:54 PM (94 of 96)
Thanks again to you Shari for hosting this scavenger hunt, it was lots of fun. Hope you had a good vacation!! :up:
Debby
So much fabric....... So little time!!
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From: esrun3
Date: 06-20-2006, 10:15 PM (95 of 96)
Thanks Shari for hosting the swap once again!! It is always so much fun to get to shop for someone else and I love seeing what we all come up with for the same item.

Love the catch all-did you use a pattern or design from scratch?
Lyn
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From: postcardgirl
Date: 06-21-2006, 05:19 PM (96 of 96)
The catch-all was a Butterick pattern, one of those FQ friendly ones!! :up:
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