Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Addicted to Swaps

Okay.....I admit it! I am addicted to swaps. I have become a member of Swat-Bot and I love all the different types of swaps. I would recommend going to this site, just beware! I am actually really having fun doing all kinds of crafts and letter writing. I love how I am getting to know different people around this world through swapping.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Thank you Beth - FFBE Exchange

I got my package the other day from my partner for the FFBE. I absolutely love everything! She sent me a mini knitting kit that has a couple patterns it it. The yarn is Wool-ease and Patrons Cha-Cha. She sent enough for me to make the pattern of a stuffed bunny for my granddaughter. I have already started the bunny (before my daughter confiscates the Cha-cha yarn)! She also sent Honey Vanilla tea. I really love Vanilla tea. :) Thank you so much.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The FFBE I sent to my exchange partner

Since I know that my partner has received her package I thought I would post the pictures of the bag I made for the FFBE. I have to admit I am pleased with how it turned out. It is funny though, I always get so nervous when I am sending it to someone (afraid they won't like it). :)

I now have to get very serious about knitting Christmas gifts!!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Winter Wonderful Coffee Swap

Here are my answers for the Winter Wonderful Coffeeswap:


What are your favorite kinds of coffee? (Brands, Roasts, anything at all you'd like to share!)
I love Starbucks house blend. I also like Folgers Vanilla roast.

Do you prefer whole bean or ground coffee?
I would prefer beans if at all possible. I have a grinder and will grind the beans as I make the coffee.

This time of year, there are often Holiday Blends available, and many flavored coffees - do you drink flavored coffee? Do you enjoy special blends?
I love to try different flavors and will try the holiday blends. I also love the Pumpkin flavored coffee from Green Mountain Coffee.

How do you take your coffee? Cream and Sugar? Straight up? Decaf?
I drink my coffee with just cream.

Do you prefer drinking from a nice thick mug, or a matched cup and saucer?
Definitely a nice thick mug. I think of cup and saucers as something you drink tea out of.

Winter and Holidays - PLEASE be descriptive! Your pal will need this information to be sure to put together a package you will enjoy!

What is your favorite part of Winter?
I love when the air gets really cold, especially in the mornings. For some reason it is easier for me to get up and want to start my day when it is cold out.

Do you celebrate a holiday in December, and if so, which holiday?
We celebrate Christmas in December.

If you celebrate Christmas, do you put up a tree?
Yes, we put up a Christmas tree. I love to go through the Christmas tree decorations and see the different ones we have collected over the years.

Would you enjoy items related to the holiday, or would you prefer a Winter themed package?
To be honest, it does not matter to me. If you want to put together a Christmas package that would be great; however, if you would prefer a Winter themed I will enjoy that also!.

Do you collect anything? Are there any holiday or winter-themed items (Snowmen, Angels, Snoflakes, Santas, etc) that you collect?
I collect Precious Moments. I also like Snowmen and Angels for Christmas. Also, since this is my first Christmas since my husband passed away I will be using more of the Angel theme. :)

Do you wear scarves? Mittens? Hats?
I wear scarves, hats, and mittens. While I love the cold weather, I don't like to get too cold.

What is your favorite holiday or winter treat?
I love all the homemade goodies during the winter and holidays. I absolutely love my mother's pinwheel cookies. This is the only time of the year that we get them!

Please share a favorite Winter or Holiday memory.
Every Christmas we get together at my paternal grandmother's house for Christmas dinner. This one particular year, my maternal grandparents had come to visit also. We have a large group on Christmas. While we were all sitting around the table after eating someone tried to hang a spoon of their nose. The next thing you know, everyone in the room was attempting to do also. We were all laughing so hard and seeing all three of my grandparents trying also was so much fun. (Yes, our family can get a little silly sometimes; but that is why I love them all.)

Yarn and Crafting

Do you Knit or Crochet? For how long?
I mainly knit now. I learned to knit about a year ago. I have crocheted for over 20 years.

Do you like wooden, metal, or plastic needles\hooks? Circular or straight?
I prefer wooden needles. Whether I prefer Circular or straight really depends on my project at the time.

What sort of projects do you enjoy making?
I am hooked on making felted bags!!!!! I think I need a 12 step program for this addiction :)

What are your favorite types of yarn to work with?
I love the feeling of Alpaca. I also like working with wool.

Do you spin or dye? Not yet. I am sure it is coming in the future.

Do you do other crafts such as scrapbooking or needlepoint or anything else?
I will try almost any craft. I love cross stitch and needlepoint. I just like anything that will allow me to be a little creative.


When is your birthday?

Do you have any children? (Furry kind count!)
I have 3 children (23-girl, 20-boy, & 17-girl). My granddaughter is 19 months old and then I have 2 cats.

What are your favorite colors?
Purples, burgandy, burnt orange

Do you have any allergies?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My granddaughter makes me so happy!

Above are pictures of how I spent my Saturday with Alia. She has had the flu and both ears have been infected for approximately 2 weeks. This weekend you could definitely tell she was feeling better. Alia likes to jump on the couch and she loves to have her picture taken. So while Grandma was trying to keep Alia from falling, I was also trying to take pictures of her with my free hand. She was in such a good mood!! I can't help but smile just remembering .....

Monday, October 15, 2007

FFBE is finished!

I finished the FFBE today. I can't wait to post pictures of it on here but I have to wait until my partner has received the package. I am so pleased with it, even it I do say so myself. I loved doing this exchange. This was the first time I had taken part in the FFBE. I can't wait to take part in other exchanges.

Monday, October 8, 2007

FFBE Question

My favorite fall color is Orange. I think because I see so many different shades of orange in the leaves and on pumpkins. I also like burnt orange color. The burnt orange is also a color I see a lot in the sunsets during the fall season.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I found another swap!!!!

I have fallen in love with swaps and I found one that starts registration on October 24, 2007. It is called Coffee Winter Wonderland Swap. It sounds like so much fun! Combining coffee with your yarn!!! Here is the link: http://wintercoffeeswap.blogspot.com/. You should really go check it out!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


I finished knitting the bag for the FFBE exchange last night. All I have to do is felt it and add some embellishments. I was so afraid I would not get it done in time with everything else going on in my life right now. However, I was determined I was not going to let down my swap partner! I can't wait to see what it looks like once it is felted. I am so excited. I am thinking I may need to make one for myself, even though I making so much stuff right now for Christmas. Maybe it will be Christmas present to myself. I will post pics soon.