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Swaps and Surprise March 13, 2007

Filed under: exchange,gathering threads,threads — riabeef @ 8:19 am

i wonder why everytime im expecting my puffies in the mail from swaps, no matter when they send it, i will always receive them all at the same time???

i joined the valentine surprise exchange last feb in the gathering threads its a crazy busy group with heavy posting as well. there are a lot of crochet a long and special projects going on maybe thats the reason why very very few are interested in an exchange. so theres only 2 people exchanging in this said exchange. me and my partner, Judy B. i received them last Feb 28

and here are the pics of what she sent me:

val surprise 22 potholders and a knitted and crochet placemat . i love the texture of the potholders and the variegated color of the edgings.

Val surprise 12 skeins of rug yarns and the label also shows a pattern, a flavored tea, charm candy, patterns, a cute crocss stith kit.

and this is my val-surpriseto my partner .  i made for her a heart motif out of thread and the first time i bravely tried to put together those squares with the flat braid method.  she likes keychains thats why im so glad to find that bear holding a heart in the last minute.

coaster exchangei received also my puffy for the coaster exchange in  atmyhouse. my partner sent me 2 flower coaster in white and pink, and surprisingly it matches the doily i received from another partner last november.

unexpectedly, another member from UK, also in that group sent me threads that she won from ebay. i did a private swap with her before and how sweet of her to remember me. she even included a postcard from their place.

threads from judy20grms of size 40 threads

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Puffies Received January 17, 2007

Filed under: at my house group,exchange — riabeef @ 8:12 pm

I am a member of a yahoo group called atmyhouse. this is the first crochet group that i joined in and from there i joined my first swap too. im on my 3rd month now.  and so far, i have been into 4 exchanges. all are wonderful.

Today i received 2 puffies from my exchange partners.

first from my scrunchy partner, Diane from Pennsylvania, she sent me 2 lovely scruchies. i love the yarns she used for both eventhough i dont know what are they, sorry, im all ignorant with yarns i wanted to thank her and also for the extra she put a mini scrapbook!Scrunchy Exchange

second, from Jorey, a towel topper. after a loooong wait, it finally came. i want to thank her for her effort in making this although i sent her a very poor towel topper since i havent done any like that before and plus i dont know how to read pattern so i only tried to come up with something with thread.

Towel Topper Exchange