Thursday, June 14, 2007

Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned at Crochetville!

Everything I ever needed to know I learned at! Crochetville has given me so many firsts! I now have a huge stash! I get snail; even got some doo in the mail! But most of the time I get and that's okay. I now sit around camps and participate in all night sing-a-longs, which keep some of the campers awake and grumpy. I've learned to share my things (RAOKs (random acts of kindness) and Swaps and now an AUCTION!). I spend enormous amounts of time in front of the , chatting with my C'Ville buddies, buying more , taking of my FO which are few and far between! I go ing for crochet supplies.

I've learned a foreign language: WIP, WIM, FO, UFO, DH, DD, DS, DIL, SIL, MIL, FIL. I know what PhotoBucket is, I've learned about blogging and even have a blog of my own now! The list is endless! It just goes on and on and on and on! I just learned that at the auction a magic yarn ball with a theme is a ball of yarn made up of similar bits and scraps all tied together and then hand-wound into a ball. There's another kind of magic ball which is a ball or skein of yarn, hand-wound, with small treasures like stickers, a small interesting rock, a seashell, and other goodies wrapped into the ball. We can call this a "magic treasures ball". I like this one best! I wonder if you could put a diamond ring in it!

But there's one thing missing: WHEN IS NAP TIME?

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Summer Round of Secret Pal Swaps - My 3rd Swap

Not going to keep count after this one...well maybe I will, just for the record. Unfortunately, I have figured out who my Unknown Secret Pal (UKSP) is. But the name I have (she's called my Known Secret Pal (KSP) because I know who she is, of course! Duh! Well, she says she doesn't know who I am. I am having so much fun with this! We're divided into 3 camps and we're all at pretend summer camps. I am in Camp Skookumchuck, yeah, that's right...Skookumchuck. After you say it a bunch of times, it gets easier. The other 2 camps are Camp Krusty Krab where Spongebob lives and Camp Whatchamacallit. Poor guys, they don't even have a name for their camp.

We've been pulling pranks on each other, sneaking off across the lake to see the boys, having all night sing-a-longs (some campers really complain about that???). We've had 99 bottles of coke on the wall and we took 'em all down. I'm tired right now and it's lights out at camp, so to be continued...

Doily Swap - My 2nd Swap

Our doily swap has been in progress since May 15. There are 2 groups: those making doilies 8" or smaller and a group making doilies larger than 8". I signed up for the larger doily group and my partner is chrissyf. We've had a lot of fun so far emailing and getting to know each other. I have one doily almost complete and am working on another. Only one is required but seems chrissyf is making 2 so I'm making 2 too! She says she has all this chocolate that she's not putting in the package for me. Funny Girl!
donnalynn2 was my very first swap partner on She made my first swap experience a very positive one. She's one terrific lady! We emailed back and forth and got to know each other. We had all filled out a questionnaire giving information about what we liked and what we wanted. I had to keep asking her questions to clarify some things for myself and in one of her emails she had the nerve to say that if she only got one of her items, she'd be happy! She said, "Please don't go nuts and get all the stuff on my list. I'd honestly be happy with even one of my items." Can you imagine if I had only sent her one crochet hook? or the pair of traveling scissors she asked for? And she was the coordinator of the swap and told us all in the rules that if our partner asked for buttons, we were to send them buttons! Not just one button. The rules said to buy for your partner as you would have your partner buy for you. No, it didn't really say that...I just did. But that's what it meant! She's also from the area in which I live and will be coming here next month! We hope to get together and visit a local yarn shop, have some lunch, and drive around so she can do some reminiscing.

Notions and stuff from me to Donna:
Annie's Attic Crochet on the Double; Split-Lock Stitch Count Markers; Thergonomic Hand-Aids; Flexible Cro-Hook H & I; 14" Afghan Hooks Sizes H & I; Crocheted heart sachet w/potpourri; a little wind chime; Hook Size Place Holders; G, H, I Hooks, Clover Soft Touch G, H, I Hooks; kids scissors for traveling; French Vanilla Fragrance Sachet.
Ghiardelli Dark Chocolate Squares and Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolates...Hmm, wonder where they went to!

Goodies from Donna to Me, Yum Yum! I did take the picture before scarfing down the mini-cookies! (Sheep and baby lamb from my collection; they insisted on being in the picture!)

More from Donna to me: Ribbons and silk flowers for embellishing whatever I want to embellish! Hopefully, will be picturing something soon with some of these embellishments.

Notions from Donna to Me
There's tape measures, scissors, hooks, yarn needles
Smaller sheep is retractable tape measure (which I have been wanting for awhile)
Little blue boxes can hold anything! They did contain Donna's Migraine Headache Rx!
Cool, huh? I'm still trying to decide what I want to keep in them. May have to have her save more for me!
(Again, my mama sheep with her baby wanted to be with the new sheep)

The Whole Package!