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24 May 2008

Swap News

The link to our photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/down-to-earth_swap_photos/ from Annet to Julie (above) and from Glenda to Nancy (below)
Hello ladies. I hope everyone is having or preparing for a relaxing week-end. Here in the US, we are celebrating Memorial Day, a time we remember our fallen soldiers and the start of the summer holiday season. I would like to wish everyone here in the US a safe holiday. The Seed Swap is going quite well, and I hope everyone will receive their seeds in the next week (Mindy-yours will be posted Tuesday). The Shopping Tote Swap is finishing up, but I am missing quite a few photos to post on our flickr photostream . If you have received your tote and have not sent me a photo, please try to get one off to my e-mail as soon as you can so I can post it with the others (my e-mail is: cdetroyes at yahoo dot com). There are a couple of you who have sent me photos that I could not upload to flickr. If you notice that your photo is not there and you have sent it to me, please re-send it in jpeg format. I also would like to know if everyone has received their parcel, as I know of several problems, some with lost parcels in the mail and some with buddies who have sent their parcels late. If you have not received yours, please e-mail me and let me know your swap buddy's name. I will try to sort out all the problems in the next week. The Shopping Tote Swap was a large swap, and usually with that many swappers we have a few glitches that I need to fix. The photos are two of the last tote photos that I have received. Tomorrow I will talk about some changes we will be making to the next swap, to better fit into our simple lives.

19 comments:

  1. Sharon,
    Another big "thank you" for all of your hard work organizing such a big swap. I cherish my tea cozy and tote bag, and I have loved meeting new people in blogland. You are a sweetie!

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  2. Ohhhh, that's so sweet of you to say-now I'm embarrassed. I love organizing the swaps and have made such dear friends doing them.

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  3. Good on you Mary for acknowledging Sharon's hard work. She and Lorraine work on the swaps and I appreciate both of them very much.
    And yes, Sharon is a sweetie!

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  4. Hi Sharon, my swap partner was Wendy Snow, I havent recieved her bag yet, dont think she has recieved mine either.Both were posted about the same time

    Gill Didsbury

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  5. Hi Gill-could you e-mail me-if it went overseas it could be taking a longer time. Thanks Sharon

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  6. Lorraine-you are my right hand and dear friend-I couldn't get the swaps done without you!

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  7. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the swap - I'm so grateful too, especially since you kindly paired me up with an alternative partner when the first fell through. Since then I've made 6 (!) more tote bags for myself to use for my grocery shopping and I tell everyone I made them myself! :)

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  8. PS Sharon - I'm afraid the flickr link doesn't seem to be working right now... though it might just be my PC being slow?

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  9. I also really enjoyed this swap and so appreciate all the hard work that goes into organizing such a venture! I am excited for the next one (whatever it will be!) LOL!
    Julia

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  10. The link should now be working! Ahh, the joys of technology!!

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  11. Hello,
    I was one of the double swappers, I have received my bag from Bel but not from Rebecca, if it is lost in post I still have the receipt so could track it down at post office. I have sent mine on the closing date.
    Thank you for organising the swap! I LOVE my bag and use it everyday!!!
    Ania

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  12. ooops what I meant is "if Becky hasn't got mine either I still have the receipt so I could try and trace it" :-) sorry I have 2 young people helping me type.

    Ania

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  13. Ania-please e-mail me so I can sort all this out!

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  14. Hi Sharon

    I'm afraid I still can't get into the flickr link. Is there a specific tag you used for the swap photos so that maybe I can get to them from the flickr homepage?

    Sorry to be a pain!

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  15. Dear Sharon and Rhonda Jean
    I do appreciate you organising the swaps so much, I only got my bag away to Denise on Saturday morning. I did not take a photo of it but I will send in a photo of the lovely bag that Denise sent me.

    Many thanks again, it is fun to take part in the swaps.

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  16. Fixed the link-again-hopefully it is working now:).

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  17. Thanks for the link - I really enjoyed seeing all the bags...

    StephB if you're reading, I think ours hold up pretty well among the 'professional' offerings! ;)

    Thanks again Sharon and Lorraine (and Rhonda) for a really fun swap!!

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  18. Hello girls! It would be lovely to see a photo or two of the bags that Rhoda and her swap partner made....please!

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  19. Sorry, spelling...I meant Rhonda

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