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16 years ago

HERE YOU GO GIRLS, maybe this will make remembering a little easier.

Here's the order for the next pick:















Box #1 - CAROL


a sewing genie

1 bag of walmart lilies 4.97 bag

1 bag of dahlias walmart same price

3 daylilies names to follow





dianthus barbatos

autum lollipops

sunflower velvet queen

white trumpet lilly

zinnia calif giant

daylily total perfection x enchanted forest

odd thomas book on tape

may add more later color>

box #2Bunny


Hardcover book: World Encyclopedia of Wildflowers & Flora

~Pedicure set: Lavender foot soak, lotion & flower shaped foot file.

~Green tea hand lotion

~Springtime mini bucket candle (vanilla)

~10 Packs of seeds - all flowers

~New Gardening gloves

~20 Naked Lady bulbs

~10 Daffodil bulbs (yellow)

~Handmade basket & coaster set

~New gardening spade

~Package of plant markers

~Flower notepad

~Various chocolates!

~Various teas color>

#3 Wynative


Herb grow kit

1 - 1 year old Amarylis Seedling - Peppermint (red & white)

4 - Daylily's -

big cabin beginnings - pink

cherry eyed pumkin - orange

highland lord - double red

litle cadet - yellow

Sunflower candle holder

Sunflower coasters

Blue & white ceramic wind chimes

2 handmade hot pads

Tube of hand moisturizer - yves rocher

10 - Hand stamped seed packets

Flower seeds - # to be determind

and more as suprises. color>

#4 momcat


Mary Englebreit Stacked TeaPot and Mug set

Lily Cotton Blossom Shower Gel

Lily Cotton Blossom Body Lotion

White Floral Scented Candle on gold base

Glass Vase with green colored glass 'stones'

Clear glass paper weight with etched roses

Pink Gardening Gloves

4 Stargazer Lily Bulbs

Flower Seeds:

Petunia Pink Sunshine

Columbine Rose Barlow



Sweet Peas


and I'm sure I can find a few moreCOLOR>

#5 dirt under my nails


~New Birds and Blooms magazine ~

~The Healing Garden Lavendertheraphy Body Mist~

~8 'Oscar' Gladiolus~

~8 'Flowersong' Gladiolus~

~8 'Blue Isle' Gladiolus~

~ Nora Roberts paperback 'Blood Brothers'~ (used)

~2 handmade by me glycerin soaps~ winner to pick fragrance shape & color~

~1 Pint Orange Spice Friendship Tea mix~ (handmade)

~Seed Starter Trays~

~White Elephant item~

and these seeds:

Zinnia 'Candy Cane'

Sunflower'Vanilla Ice'

Cleome'Rose Queen'

Morning Glory'Clarke's Heavenly Blue'

Carnation'Chaubaud Mix'

Morning Glory'Flying Saucers'

Nasturtium 'Night & Day'

#6 Shirley


Window Bird Feeder/With readable thermometer

Crocosmia Bulbs-Emily Mckenzie

Crocosmia Bulbs-Babylon

Dishtowel Bunny

Daylily-Beautiful Edgings

Daylily-Big Apple

Daylily-Jo Barbre

Bearded Iris-Autumn Circus

Bearded Iris-City Lights

Bearded Iris-Gotta Lotta Bodda

Bearded Iris-Paprika Fonos

Bearded Iris-Double Agent

Louisiana Iris-Black Gamecock

Louisiana Iris-Winter Encore

Siberian Iris-Caesars Brother

Purva Beaded Picture Frame and Notebook Keeper

Daylily Seeds

Joe Pye Weed Seeds

Helenium Yellow Seeds

Lady Bell Seeds

Canna Seeds-Conestaga

Daylily Seeds-Pandoras Box X Siloam Tee Tiny

Daylily Seeds-Wizards Heir X ?

Louisiana Iris Seeds-'Cajun Love'color>

#7 Theresa24


-7-piece neopolitan Shower Gel and Lotion Set including Strawbeery glace, Whipped cream, and Creme Brulee scents.

- Home Interiors Something Beautiful "Spiced Apricot" jar candle.

- Hummingbird feeder (disassembled as to fit in box)

- 405 page hardcover book: Reader's Digest 1001 Hints & Tips for your Garden.

- Rose Petal Bubble Bath

- Wire Trinket Box in pouch

- Seeds:

Coral Vine

Polygonum bistorta

Pink Baby's Breath

Echinacea pallida

Echinacea mango

Seashore mallow

pink Swamp Milkweed

pink Rose mallow

-AND as many garden magazine back issues as I can get in the box. (Last time I "distorted" the box, they wouldn't accept it)

-I'm sure I can squeeze some chocolate goodies in there too!color>

#8 Suedabob


Garden Turtle

Book- Growing Roses Organically - New

Book-The Outdoor Garden Room - New

Book-Cookshelf, Soups- New

Book- Cozy Book of Tea Time Treats- New

Unfinished birdhouse

Banana Nut Bread Shower Gel

Lavender Body Milk

2 Crystal Leaf shaped trinket dishes

Wooden planter -very Spring-y

Garden journal

Easter tin with chocolate chip cookie.


Daisy- Shasta Alaska

Baby's Breath-Covent Garden


Hollyhock- Indian Spring

Nasturtium- Jewel Mixed

Bachelor's Button


Burpee Gift Certificate

Sliding Robots- White Elephantcolor>

#9 Melinda


10 pink beauty glads

4 red caladiums

4 mixed caladiums

daylilies dream legacy and final touch

floral garden journal

1 bottle each of lavender vanilla lotion and body scrub

brilliant sedum start

Rodale's all new encyclopedia of organic gardening-690 pgs.

new garden gloves

wooden garden sign that looks like a pot of hydrangeas with

butterfly garden written on it and 2 butterflies on the


floral sense vanilla glaze candle with lid

garden art-looks like a stone with ladybug and flowers on it

with tranquility written on it

20 packs of veggie seeds

20 packs of flower seeds--these will be determined by who

gets and hopefully some of there wants or they can

choose some.color>

#10 Jeanne


Metal Wall pocket with cut out design of a sunflower and the words "Sunflower Seeds" - has a metal handle for hanging and topped off with a big raffia bow

Windchime (blue with silver and pearl-like beads)

Package of 3x5 ruled index cards

Set of wooden jewelry - heart shaped and hand painted to look like strawberries - a pin and set of pierced earrings

Books: The Emerald Realm, Earths's Precious Rain Forests (from National Geographic Society - hardcover)

In the Kitchen with Oprah, Oprah's Favorite Recipes (hardcover)

Paperback Novel- Jessica by Linda Lael Miller

Magazine: Cooking with Paula Dean (May/June 2006)

Softcover Instruction Books: All About Roses (Ortho Books), Flowers Forever - Wearable Art and Silk Flowers), Petal Porcelain (Fashion Jewelry and Accessories), Lady's Wreath (Cross Stitch Instruction Booklet)

Assortment of individually packaged tea bags (I won't list the flavors; that way they can be a surprise!)

Seeds (Ladies, after so many trades, I have a few duplicates - seeds cannot be "White Elephants"): Wonder Eggs, Lamb's Ears, Stokes Aster, Black Eyed Susans... and the special ones: "Plant a Balloon" and "Plant a Jaguar."

* I am adding 10 additional packets of seeds - they are surpises so not listing what they are.

* Also adding some homemade Snickerdoodle cookies - as many as will fit in the box.color>

#11 Gale missg


Glass flower vase

Accent Gens

2 Glass rooting jars

All purpose plant food

Soil Test kit

Peat pellets

4 4" Clay pots

Tan Flower pot

Clear Flower pot saucers

3 6" and 2 8"

7 packages of Flower seeds

5 package of Vegetable seeds





Gardening Gloves

Garden Marker

Memo Pad

Books Magazines

Gardening Essentials

Better Home & Gardens; Garden ideas

& outdoor living

2 Gardening How - to

There may be a couple more

Books and Magazines I may add to boxcolor>



*ceramic Watering Can Bank w/garden saying

*Watering Can Stickers

*Rustic Watering Can Ornament

*Garden Apron, full apron w/ pockets(I think it might be waterproof, if not it is at least dirt resistant) It is off-white with a earthy green trim and printed with Watering Can and Herb motif

*Herb motif Coasters

*Crabtree and Evelyn Gardeners Hand Therapy Cream


There is still some room left, I decided it will be a surprise, or two, geared toward the winner of my box: )


#14 DebbyA


Success with Gardening/Landoll's (Book/large, 571 pages/used) filled with info, everything from herbs, houseplants, pond, hanging baskets, fruit trees, etc!

Window boxes softcover book, Tovah Martin, pgs-113. How to plant/maintain a beautiful compact flower beds in a box.

Seeds~ (I cleaned out my seed stash and can't use these at this time, all of them are from seed trades or were included in swap boxes)

Cats claw vine

Datura (Discolor)

Verbena Boneasis

Pink Asiatic Lily

Yellow Cats claw trumpet vine

Candytuft dwarf fairy mix '06

Malva "Mystic Merlin" pinks/purples '06

Stella De Oro

Nicotiana Sylvestri "Only the lonely"

Spibulthes? Can't read the writing!

Salmon pink zinna '06

Mixed 4'o'clocks

Joe pyeweed '06

Datura- purple bell flowers

Phlox Pumiculuta? Hard to read

Foxglove Shirley Hybrid mix

Amaranthus "Intense Purple"

Pacific Giants Mixed colors/Delphinium '07

Mammoth Sunflower

Sunflower Giant Gray Stripe

Marigold "Sahara Mix" oranges/yellow '06

Mexican Hat

Agastache "Golden Jubilee"

Beautyberry "Callicarpa Americana" '04

Purple Liatris Nov. '05

Lemon Basil '07

Fluorescent Orange Cosmos, occasional bright yellow 2-4 ft. tall (large bag)

Baby blue eyes/Five spot

Burpees Heirlooms "Amaranthus/Loves Lies bleeding" '06

Korean Hyssop

Cardinal flower blue

Money plant/Lunaria

Sea Holly

Yellow Lambs ears/Stachys citrina

Cosmos "Daydream"

Single pink hollyhock with light yellow center '06

Datura "Fleur De Lilac" '06

Tulip poplar

Hibiscus "Galaxy" '06

Pink bonnet columbine

Scarlet Wisteria

Rudbecki Triloba?

Ammi Magus?

Castor bean/Ricinis communis

Zinnia "Cherry Profusion"

Pasture Rose

Hesperis Matronalis "Dame's Rocket"

Boston Ivy vine/large bag, turns crimson in fall/spring, nice for fences, grows quickly!

Package of Copper plant markers

couple of recipes/ Best Ever chocolate cake, Old fashioned cinnamon rolls, Black and white brownies

6 "Discovery Iris" bulbs that sprouted/tips coming outcolor>

#15 Amy


Small garden flag with Spring flowers

book: Chris Madden's guide to personalizing your home

book: Making soaps & Scents

book:American Horticultural Society- Great Plant Guide

Lavender and Basil shower gel and lotion, luffa sponge

craft kit to make Spoolie doll

Baker Creek Heirloom seeds:

Radicchio- Castelfranco "Libra"

Sweet pepper- Topepo Rosso

Texas Early Grano Onion

Planters Jumbo American Melon

Box of mixed wildflower seeds

and a few surprises.

Comments (150)

  • 16 years ago
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    Deb -

    I sent your package UPS to make sure it gets there before Easter ~ I cheated & put your Busy Bee stuff in the same box :) tracking #: 1z 821 048 03 4986 4925

    Happy Easter and enjoy you surprizes!

  • 16 years ago
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    Well Easter is almost here, sure hoping Sunday is nice and sunny. It falls so early this year it is iffy.

    We now have all the month themes through October.

    APRIL-SUSAN (susandonb) 'SALAD BAR'
    MAY-SHIRLEY (brittneysgran) 'THE ABC'S OF GARDENING'
    SEPTEMBER-APRIL (dirt_under_my_nails)'FOR THE BIRDS'
    DECEMBER-SASSY (sassyd


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  • 16 years ago
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    Ok...I'm back.
    Melinda, your USPS delivery confirmation # is 03060320000451169549.
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  • 16 years ago
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    Too bad about the one LJS, but I'm glad to hear the others are good. They made it through one winter, so they are good to go now! Don't worry, not this year(though 12 inches already!), but a couple years from now, you will have a wall of roses.
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  • 16 years ago
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    Remy, Hope your weather warms up soon. We did not get any of the tornados here the other day. Thank goodness. We did get rain all day today. Take care, Amy

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    I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice for starting a craft and seed round robin. I was thinking about having a limited amount of people and starting the box out with crafts I made and some seeds. It would go down the line for each person to take what they want and then come back to me at the end. Do you all think that would work or would it end up MIA? Thanks for your thoughts. Amy

  • 16 years ago
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    The only Round Robin like that I participated in was one that had a Victorian theme - Victorian crafts and flowers (seeds for those flowers that would be grown in a Victorian garden.) It went very well and people put in great seeds and made wonderful craft items. I can't remember who it was who was hostess, but she kept very careful control over it and we had to tell what we took out at each stop and what we put in. I think most people took a digital picture and posted it before remailing so eveyone could see what was being sent.
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  • 16 years ago
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    Amy, (a little OFF topic)
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  • 16 years ago
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  • 16 years ago
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    Hey Everyone!

    Boy is it windy here today, but I'm not complaining, considering Missouri and other areas terribly hit by flood waters. I can't believe how much is poking out of the ground. I dug up so much stuff last year and put it in pots just in case I moved and it looks like I'm still here Can't go yet, stuff is happening (soon) I hope.

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  • 16 years ago
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    I sent you a email

  • 16 years ago
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    Just checked tracking number.Your box is waiting on you. Whoo Hooo!

  • 16 years ago
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    I just wanted to let the Fabulous MissG know that I received her boxes today! (stunned the mailman that I got 2 boxes! Guess he didn't expect me to be that popular?! lol)
    Everything was GREAT! Nothing broken or squashed (a miracle! Yay!) I absolutely LOVE everything, Gale!!

    Aaahhhh...Now I'm just hoping for a quiet moment (or 30!) so I can enjoy those magazines! Maybe a loooong potty break is in order! :O)


  • 16 years ago
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    Hi All,
    I got a couple messages from Gale. After the first one she tried to post here, but was having trouble. Anyway, she didn't get the box! It is on its way back to me. The post office over her way messed up!! Once it gets here, I have to take it back to the post office so they can re-send it! Well, at least it is cold out. The couple plants I have in there I'm sure are just fine. If it was summer, I would be really POed.

    It is nice to hear you have a good dinner at Red Lobster with your mom. The last time I was there with Gary(someone gave us a gift card) it was not so hot. Brandy Alexander! That's not a common drink. It is yummy though. Humm...I wonder, maybe that helps the service. One time Gary and I finished Christmas shopping and had extra money left over, so we went to the Fridays in the mall and splurged with the extra cash. We ordered Champagne and had the best service and meal ever from a Fridays.

    Talk to you all later,

  • 16 years ago
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    Maryanne, I love ya and would never ignore you. I have not heard from you. glad you had a nice dinner with your mom. I have been working extra hrs for easter and my boss got complaints while I was gone so missed me and appreciates me more since my vacation, now a raise would be nice. Maryanne try me at love ya hugs carol

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    Carol, You defintely deserve a raise those arrangements that you posted were beautiful.

    Deb, That is so neat that you still have the purse that I made. That was such a fun robin, I guess that must be what made me think of it again.

    Jeanne, Remy and Maryanne, Thank you for the advice, I think I will get busy crafting and see what I can do.

    Melissa, You are so funny, I can relate with my boys about needing a long bathroom break to read.

    Everyone, Have a great weekend and a Wonderful Easter! Amy

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    I just sent 12 emails to you, basically saying the same thing. don't know why you are not getting them.

    if you don't, PLEASE JUST SEND me clarissa's address.


  • 16 years ago
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    I am just posting this quickly because I still have a lot to do to get ready for Easter, but the box from Susan arrived today and it is truly one where I am so happy about each and everything that she sent. I have e-mailed her to say a special "Thank you!"
    Have a Happy Easter!

  • 16 years ago
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    Hi all,
    As scheduled, the box that I sent to Gale came back to me today. I have to work on Monday, so I will take it back to the post office on Tuesday.
    Have a Happy Easter Everyone,

  • 16 years ago
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    I received a WOMDERFUL box from Debbie Friday. It was beautifully packed and included many extras not listed such as stationary, iris, and a new BH&G magazine which I read on our road trip yesterday. Thanks so much and I plan to do alot of sowing with all those seeds tomorrow!

    Carol, I hope you received your box. I have the media mail package ready finally. Will send that one on Monday.


  • 16 years ago
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    Oh No! Remy, it happened to my box for Carol too. Says it was undeliverable as addressed! Maybe I messed up the address. I think most things in there should be fine but I feel really bad. It just figures....that's how things have been going for me.

    Carol, I will resend when I get it back and include a few more extras.


  • 16 years ago
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    Marie's box arrived! THANK YOU SO MUCH MARIE! Your boxes are always the best! ;)

    It's so late better get off line.. I'm getting up very early to cook a Honey spiral ham & turkey, plus all the yummy side dishes!

    Happy Easter Everyone!


  • 16 years ago
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    Happy Easter!
    I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends.


  • 16 years ago
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    A man was blissfully driving along the highway, when he saw the Easter Bunny hopping across the middle of the road. He swerved to avoid hitting the Bunny, but unfortunately the rabbit jumped in front of his car and was hit. The basket of eggs went flying all over the place. Candy, too.

    The driver, being a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulled over to the side of the road, and got out to see what had become of the Bunny carrying the basket. Much to his dismay, the colorful Bunny was dead.

    The driver felt guilty and began to cry.

    A woman driving down the same highway saw the man crying on the side of the road and pulled over. She stepped out of her car and asked the man what was wrong.

    "I feel terrible," he explained. "I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny and killed it. There may not be an Easter because of me. What should I do? "

    The woman told the man not to worry. She knew exactly what to do. She went to her car trunk, and pulled out a spray can. She walked over to the limp, dead Bunny, and sprayed the entire contents of the can onto the little furry animal.

    Miraculously the Easter Bunny came to back life, jumped up, picked up the spilled eggs and candy, waved its paw at the two humans and hopped on down the road. 50 yards away the Easter Bunny stopped, turned around, waved and hopped on down the road another 50 yards, turned, waved, hopped another 50 yards and waved again!!!!

    The man was astonished.

    He said to the woman, "What in heaven's name is in your spray can? What was it that you sprayed on the Easter Bunny?"

    The woman turned the can around so that the man could read the label.

    It said: "Hair spray. Restores life to dead hair. Adds a permanent wave.

    Happy Easter Ladies!!!

  • 16 years ago
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    Hi All,
    Will play catch up later, to see how this fun swap came out, off to B-day shop for DH,

    Oh she is sooooooo sweet, thank you for sharing your pic with us.


  • 16 years ago
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    Remy, I'm Glad to hear, that the box
    did come back, it was a mess here in philly
    about the package being posted deliver when it
    was not.
    This maid my day.

  • 16 years ago
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    Happy Easter everyone!!
    April-Yes I got the wonderful box a few days ago! I thought I had put a post up but can't find it. Hope didn't put it under the wrong one, or didn't hit the submit button!!
    I absolutely loved it! The rocks are a wonderful addition and loved them! Also love the spiced friendship tea. Been under the weather for a week or so and it was good to sip on. Thanks for a great box!
    Shirley, I haven't forgotten you! I have everything here just haven't felt well and am behind. Will be trying to pack up this afternoon or tomorrow and will be sending. Do apologize for it being so late! Melinda

  • 16 years ago
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    Hi everyone, sure hope you all had a wonderful Easter.

    Gale, what part of Philly are you?


  • 16 years ago
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    Hi All,
    Maryanne I live in West philly.

  • 16 years ago
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    Hi All,
    I hope everyone had a happy Easter. It was very nice here. We had an Italian/Polish pig out, lol. I over ate big time.
    I got home today and there was a box, a bit bigger than a large priority one, waiting for me, but it had a commercial address. I was baffled at what it could be. I won a box full of Hallmark Ornaments! I was a second place winner from some promotion at Christmas that they had.

    Not you too!


    Nice to see you post! Hope all is well.

    Talk to you all later,

  • 16 years ago
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    Carol, did you get the box? Now it is showing as having been delivered. I am so confused!


  • 16 years ago
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    remy, how exciting is that to win a box of hallmark ornaments. did you enter a contest with them or a local store? i'd be in my glory - anything really exciting in the box?

    ladies, you all outdid yourselves on these wonderful boxes sent this month! who is up next?

    it's so nice to see spring pushing ahead, isn't it?


  • 16 years ago
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    Remy~ congrats on box of ornaments!
    Susandonb is up next with her 'SALAD BAR' theme.Sounds YUMMY!
    Here is the list so far for the boxes:
    Momcat kept her box
    Jeanne sends to Wynative~received
    Wynative sends to Debbya~received
    Debbya sends to Theresa~received
    Amy sends to Susan~received
    Susan sends to Jeanne~received
    Melinda sends to Shirley
    Theresa sends to Carol~the jury is still out on this one!
    Bunny sends to Amy~received
    Dirt sends to Melinda~received
    Carol sends to Dirt
    Miss G sends to Bunny~received
    Remy sends to Miss G ~ resending
    Shirley to Remy~
    I hope thats right!

  • 16 years ago
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    Remy-How exciting to have won those Hallmark ornaments. WAY TO GO...Your box will be going out today. I added some extra irises for you hope you can use them.

    Maryanne-Got your snail mail letter and I'm so excited. I snail mailed you back.

    Susan(susandonb) has our April Swap and the theme is Salad Bar. Sounds really good and I love a good salad.

    Susie-Hope you and your Dad are doing well. I think of you often and hope you can join back in the swaps real soon.


  • 16 years ago
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    Hi Ladies Have been watching to see when our
    April swap is going to be posted ??
    & How it will be played .

    Snowy windy day so planting seeds for under my grow lights .
    Happy gardening to all

  • 16 years ago
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    I got your box back on its way! You better get it this time, lol.

    They had a use your hallmark card and enter(or enter online without purchase) to win. As you probably know I use my card a lot, lol! I don't know what first place was. I'm better off not knowing so I can't be disappointed, lol.
    The box contained the whole Kringlewood Farms collection. It also included Mischievous Kittens, Cool Decade(2007 ornament), Coffee Lovers' Tree(This is cute. It is tree made of coffee mugs.), 2007 Snowball and Tuxedo(polar bear and pengiun) series ornament, Puppy Love, and 2007 Mary's Angels series ornament.

    How exciting! I'll let you know when it gets here.

    Good to see you post! : )

    Time to go make dinner,

    Here is a link that might be useful: Kringlewood Collection

  • 16 years ago
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    Remy! How exciting to come home to an unexpected box of goodies!! They sound gorgeous, that coffee lover's tree especially! :O)


  • 16 years ago
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    Carol, sending you an email! Please let me know if you don't get it.

    I hope you got the package that is now showing as having been delivered. I don't know whether to send this other box.

    Does anyone know if Carol has had an address change?


  • 16 years ago
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    Yes, Carol did move (either last summer or in the Fall)? I'll have to search for her new address, and email you when I find it.


  • 16 years ago
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    I received a wonderful box from Theresa, she added a mini rose, frans hal daylily and begonia, thankyou Theresa I love it all chocolates are in my tummy. April it looks like it will be next week before I get to the po. please be patient with me. hugs tired carol can't catch up from that vacation

  • 16 years ago
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    Checking in this morning...we are having gorgeous weather again and I'm at work....Boo Hoo


  • 16 years ago
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    Hello everyone,
    Remy, I received my package today, DH loves
    Maple syrup I we will enjoy it. I also got a
    beautiful gardening apron, Canna bulbs,
    Flamenco Mix Tritoma, (plant) a number of pack of seeds,
    Ganders Hand Therapy " that smell so good. And many other
    garden items.
    Remy thank you I love everything.

  • 16 years ago
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    Hello ladies and happy every Holiday I missed.
    To those of you who do know me, I am back and mentally back on track (I think). To those of you who don't, well I was I am a member, love everyone here. Went away to do some great mission work and had some very tragic things happen.
    Many hours of therapy later, and actually returning to the Dominican I think I have healed, I am not bitter, sad, or frightened to leave my house any more.
    I am able to talk about it and I feel that I can share with postive feelings now.
    But enough of that.
    Am I to late for April? Please tell me that I can play in April?

    Max is 4 and we just looked at Co-op preschool. HE is a mama's boy and didn't want to go to big boy school yet.

    Maryanne~ I have a box for you that I need to send, but um lost your address.. So Merry Christmas when it comes.
    Ahh. I just don't know what to say or who to say it to because I am scared I will leave someone out.
    I tried to read as many posts as my brain can handle, but I am sure that I will need some help.
    Babies and ornaments, tornados and ahhh.. I am not in Kansas anymore.
    Please feel free to email me with any personals that you'd love to share.
    I apologize for being gone so long. If there is anything that you want to know email me. If I need to re-join let me know if there is room.
    Mayanne_ my big sis.. I hope all is well, miss you and thanks for all your support thru this, even though I was a bad lil sis and became an introvert.
    But guess what? I am back and better.
    Missed you all

    Laura.... beans

  • 16 years ago
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    Hi All,
    What a day! I worked 1/2 a day, got home and found my box from Shirley waiting for me, but I had to hurry up to get ready to go to Plantasia(the local garden show) with my sis-in-law. We had fun! Here's us being silly in the kids' garden area.

    I'm the butterfly.
    So I finally got home uploaded the photos and got to open the box! Lots of irises, etc. as you all know : ) That in itself was very exciting to see them all. Plus Shirley added a window birdfeeder. On top of that she added a beautiful journal and photo frame. They are both so pretty. I am always needing photo frames so that was especially psychic! What a great box! : ) Thanks so much Shirley! I love it all.
    I've had such a good and lucky time with things lately. I sure hope it is to make up for all my very bad luck a couple years ago, and not that April will be horrible, lol.

    I'm glad the pkg made it this time! : )
    I'm also glad to hear your hubby loves maple syrup!
    Have a good night everyone,

    Here is a link that might be useful: Plantasia Photos

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    i've missed you terribly. so wonderful to see you back. i just mailed you a letter!


  • 16 years ago
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    Hi, Laura -
    It made my day to log on this morning and see that you are back. Sure did miss you!

  • 16 years ago
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    Laura-What a pleasant surprise to see your post. You just never know when an old friend will re-surface. LOL
    I guess that is why we should always keep an open mind about someone joining back in at some point. I thought Max was around 4 now because my GDS will be 4 in May and I knew they were about the same age. Please post a picture of him when you can. Are you still doing the beautiful jewelry? I know many of us have a piece of your jewelry.

    Remy-So glad you received your box, have fun with all that planting. I have one of the picture frames like I sent you and just love it. They were made in India. I have never seen such a cute butterfly. LOL


  • 16 years ago
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    LAURA! I'm so glad to see you post! (It wasn't there last night when I posted.) Welcome back : ) I was just thinking of you. I don't think April's stuff isn't up yet so don't worry about being late : )
    Yes, as Shirley said it would be nice to see a pic of Max now. I'm sure he's grown a lot.

    Has anyone talked to Susan about starting a new thread for April?

  • 16 years ago
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    ok Lets see if I can remember

    being silly


    our new puppy STORM TROOPER GO FIGURE

    I think we need a new thread.
    Maryanne.. no email?