Swap News

20 February 2009
Hello ladies. The sign-up deadine for the swap is now over. I am glad so many of you have joined our new swap. I am especially happy that there are so many first time swappers and even novice sewers and crafters who have joined in-this is what a swap is all about! Swapping is about learning a new skill or practicing an old skill and making new friends. Rose and I have made lists, are sorting buddies out, and will be back to post the swap buddies at the end of this week-end. I will tell you that there will have plenty of time for this swap (the deadline will be towards the end of April), and I have also been thinking about asking everyone to include a favorite recipe or two with their kitchen creations-it is a wonderful way to share a family or traditional food with far-away friends and to get to know their favorite foods. Until Sunday, Sharon and Rose


  1. Thanks for the effort you are putting into this Sharon and Rose.

    Blessings Gail

  2. Hi Sharon and Rose,
    I'm reaslly looking forward to it. Thank you so much for your help to arrange this obviously wonderful swap!
    Hugs from Claudia

  3. I didnt realize the swap deadline was yesterday. If I'm too late I'll catch the next one. If not heres my info.
    Peggy Carr

  4. How many kitchen towels and potholders do we make? I am not sure I could find that in the post.

    Oh and I love the recipe idea...wonderful.

  5. Lovely.can't wait!!!

    thanks for doing this.

  6. Looking forward to getting more info about this - I've already started looking around and getting some ideas together. Now I'll have to start thinking about my favourite recipes!

  7. Thanks Sharon and Rose. It is such a good idea and I am looking forward to the swap.

  8. Thank you for all the time & effort that you put in to doing this for us.
    It makes the world a smaller place somehow, knowing that there are people all over the world taking part.

    Hereford uk

  9. I love the idea of the recipe.... I love to try new recipes. Thank you both for taking the time to put this together.
    Can you please email me both of your mailing addresses?
    bcco63 at yahoo dot com

    This is so exciting... I think I'll make mine this weekend as soon as I complete a quilt that I am working on.

    What great fun!!!!

  10. I'll keep my eyes perked for the next swap.

  11. Hi Peggy, I will add you to the list. Humble wife, Ithink that you need to make at least one kitchen or tea towel and then two pot holders, as we often pick up hot things with both hands. Hugs Sharon

  12. Looking forward to later in the week!

  13. I am so excited about being a part of this. Thank you so much for doing this and letting us "newbies" join in!!
    Have a great weekend!

  14. THanks for all the work Sharon & Rose - I am really looking forward to this! What will be the deadline for shipping these out?


  15. Thanks so much Sharon and Rose for all your hard work! And thanks to Rhondda for hosting the swap.

    I'm excited to find out who my partner is and what colour scheme they have in their kitchen.... can't wait to get started!! :)

  16. Hi Rhonda,

    just wanted to let you know that I have been trying out some of your tomato recipes and just mentioned you in a post on my blog: http://momentsofwhimsy.wordpress.com/

    Thanks so much for the information you supply - it is very much read, acted on and appreciated!

    Cate in NZ

  17. Ditto: re: missed the deadline :(
    If I'm too late, I'll catch the next one. If not, here's my info:
    Sandy Pereira
    USA - international
    from Love Cook Create Knit
    (I understand if I can't be included, just thought I'd give it a shot. thx)

  18. Rhonda, I tried to find an email address to ask you privately, but I couldn't find one. (I know... it's probably staring me in the face, but it eluded me...)

    I was wondering if you'd like to let your readers know about a book drive I'm organising for my friend's son. They were totally burnt out in the bushfires near Traralgon (literally drove away with nothing but the clothes on their backs and their cat and dog).
    He's 17, a real literature nut, and we're sending him books to help replace all of the ones that he lost. Plus a few more to broaden his horizons. If any of your readers are book lovers then they'd know how lost he is without his library.
    The list of novels we're working from as a base is on my blog, along with how I'm organising it. (I'm crossing them off as people comment.)

    My aim is to make his postman curse the day that blogging was ever invented!!

    Feel free to not put this up if it seems not in keeping with your blog... as I said I would have emailed you privately. I just feel that for something as horrific as this ( and photos of their house are posted a couple of days further back) then the more the merrier!

  19. Thank you, Sharon and Rose. I love the idea of sharing recipes, too. Maybe someday there will be a Down to Earth cookbook......I've been in two swaps and found them both a great joy.

  20. Hi Sharon and Rose this is really cool. Havent done it before and am really looking forward to it!

  21. Thank you for doing this. I am very excited about my first swap. I hope that I can do this. Nevermind, I know that I can do this. I love the recipe idea. Have I told you that I love your blog? (only 1000 times!)

  22. Oh this swap thing sounds like fun. I know I have missed the deadline - on purpose really. I can sew nice straight lines, but I was nervous to join. I will be brave the next time around and step forward into a new adventure. I really like the recipe idea too. I look forward to see what people create. Emily


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