Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Winter Coffee Swap Questionaire


What are your favorite kinds of coffee? (Brands, Roasts, anything at all you'd like to share!)I love starbucks coffee,also I like hazelnut and chocolate.

Do you prefer whole bean or ground coffee? ground 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 like to try any new types of coffee

How do you take your coffee? Cream and Sugar? Straight up? Decaf? i like flavored creamer dry or liquid

Do you prefer drinking from a nice thick mug, or a matched cup and saucer? I love cool mugs, I have little kids and cup and saucers pretty but to breakable.

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 the snow and my family loves sking. I also love the christmas season. Getting together with family and friends.

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

If you celebrate Christmas, do you put up a tree? yes

Would you enjoy items related to the holiday, or would you prefer a Winter themed package? I would love a winter or holiday themed package I loved being surprised.

Do you collect anything? Are there any holiday or winter-themed items (Snowmen, Angels, Snoflakes, Santas, etc) that you collect? I love snowman and snowflakes and santa

Do you wear scarves? Mittens? Hats? scarfs and mittens

What is your favorite holiday or winter treat? I have so many. I love making cookies with my kids and my Mom. Homemade butter cookies have to be the best ever treat. We love them in our family. I love chocolate but on weight watchers so can't eat to much of that. I love salty treats also.

Please share a favorite Winter or Holiday memory. seeing my children's faces on Christmas morning. Also all my childhood holiday times, my parents did not have lot of money but they always made Christmas awesome. My father is no longer with us but he gave all of us a love fro the holidays he started playing Christmas music right after Halloween. I miss all his Christmas music and him singing along. My mother also adores Christmas and still makes it awesome for her kids and her grandkids.

Yarn and Crafting

Do you Knit or Crochet? For how long? knit for 6 years or more on and off. Just recently I found it keeps me sane to do something for my self and use my mind.

Do you like wooden, metal, or plastic needles\hooks? Circular or straight? circular metal and wooden

What sort of projects do you enjoy making? felted bags, scarfs, I would love to try socks and lace work.

What are your favorite types of yarn to work with? I really do not have a favorite yet

Do you spin or dye?no, I would love to find a class and learn how to do both.

Do you do other crafts such as scrapbooking or needlepoint or anything else? I have been tiring needlepoint on felted bags. i did scrapbooking but I have not a place to do it now hat I have four kids because they take over our small home.


When is your birthday? 10-11

Do you have any children? (Furry kind count!) I have 4 kids 11 year old son,5 year old daughter, 2year old daughter, 4 month old son

What are your favorite colors? I love red, green, deep purple, I really like any color. but I do not like neon colors.

Do you have any allergies? evergreen trees and seasonal

New Swap

I would like to do the next swap coffee and Yarn.

This is the link.

Last Contest Question for FFBE

How was your experience in the exchange? Did you enjoy the folks you met? Did you just love the bag you received? Please share any thoughts, criticism, and things you loved!

I loved this Tote Exchange!!!!! I had a wonderful time meeting new people. I Adore the bag Cathy(from Ohio) made for me!!!!! I think you did and awesome job with this exchange. I am enjoying these tote exchanges so much. I loved the contests they were so much fun. Going on other peoples blogs to see how they answered.

I can not wait till the next one!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

FFBE Next Question

What was your favorite Halloween costume ever - for you? for your kids, if you have them? Why did you enjoy it so much? Do you still dress up now? Chat a bit about your traditions for dressing up on All Hallow's Eve!

I have a wonderful mother in law she makes all my childerns costumes. The two girls are always Princesses. My mother in law makes them like they are going to be in a wedding as a flower girl, they are just gergeous. My stepson was askateboarding monkey i lved this costume also, he looked so awesome, She also made him a dinosaur costume when he was five that was sooo cute the tail went on forever, but he did not complain about walking around I think because he was getting candy.

But the one that take the cake is my youngest daughter Elizabeths coustme this year she ia a mermaid, my mother in law out did her self.

I do not still dress up takes to much time to get three kids ready, and an infant. My last costume was a mummy for a party before kids.

I just love the fun my kids have getting all dressed up. They get a kick out of it and they get new playclothes for the next year.

Our tradition is we stop at my mother in laws and she takes pictures and the kids get some candy. Then we go to my mothers house she has so many houses around her and we take the kids out. Then when we get back the kids sort the candy and trade for thier favorite ones.

Monday, October 15, 2007

I have gotten my bag and box of goodies. i have been so spoiled.Cathy from Ohio made me a wonderful goldenrod and brown tote. i love it!!!!!!!! I had to take it off my shoulder to take the picture. Also I received it on my birthday!!!!!! What an awesome surprise.

Cathy also sent me three types of flavored coffee you only see one in the picture because I have brewed the other two already and getting ready to have so tea. The handmade soap smells wonderful and I am hiding it from my five year old daughter because she sniffed that out right away. I also got a pattern and yarn to make a bag in RED!!!!!!!! I love the color red but have never had a red bag can not wait to make it. My 3 kids are also fighting over the hot chocolate and sorry to tell them I am drinking that also.

I had such a good time on this exchange. Thank you Joanne for telling me about it. I can not wait for the next on!!!!!!!


Friday, October 12, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Felted Bag Contest Question

How often do you change the purse or bag you're carrying?

When the spirit moves me. I would change it more but my and buy more bags, but my husband thinks I have enough. You can never have too many bags or shoes because they always fit.

Do you change based on seasons? Outfits? Something else?

Yes I do change it with the season. I have winter bags and summer bags. I wish I had time to change it with outfits.

What's your favorite bag in the world (and it doesn't have to be a knit/felted one!)?

I love all my bags I do not have a favorite one. But on a side note I have given my girls the addiction to bags and shoes. They Love them!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Here is the bag it is finished!!!! I do not have time to line it but I will send the fabric along, so if my partner want to use it for this bag or something else. But I did do some embellishing of flowers. I have never done this before but I really like it and I hope my partner likes it also.

It is a nice size bag. It always amazes me how much they shrink done when felting it. You can see how big it was next to my girls. I can not wait for the next exchange. And can not wait to see everyones else's bags.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Next Contest

Now for this week's question:

The colors of fall tend to be oranges, yellows, crimsons, and other 'leafy' colors - what is your favorite "Color of Autumn" and where do you see it?

I like the oranges. I see it in all the pumpkins and mums all around. i just love fall sooooooo much.