Friday, August 31, 2007

Hello from Connecticut

I am so excited to be able part of this swap! I've never done a swap before but I think this would be so much fun! Thanks for creating this and I can't wait to get started! :)


Hello Everyone

I am so excited to be invited to join this swap. I have a horrible time trying to get signed up for the different swaps. I just love Christmas, so this swap is perfect for me. Has anyone gotten the questionnaire? I am really excited about meeting my partner.

Hi from Kym

Just a quick hello to say I am very happy to have been invited. I am looking forward to it. It is my first time in a swap and this seemed like the perfect introduction to the knitting swap world. As my sister recently reminded me, you are never too old for Santa.

I'm so excited!

Hi all!

I just got back from a trip to Peru last night and found the invite to join this swap in my inbox! I'm so excited to be a part of it and look forward to getting to know you all through the blog!

aka PrairieGirl

I'm ready!

Okay, I'm ready to go! I bought some Christmas gifts for family this week, and I'm ready to focus on Christmas (a little bit at a time, of course) and find out more about all of you and your Christmas traditions!


Thursday, August 30, 2007


Hello, everyone! I am so glad to be here!
I cannot wait to get started! :-)

Hi All!

I'm really glad to have been invited! I've never done a swap before, and I always miss the signups by one or two days :(. I'm a student in Cupertino, Ca. I knit constantly, and wish I could work nights somewhere boring so I could have more than just my afternoons to work on things. Haha. I'm excited, and can't wait for the swap to start, to get my partners info, and get started on goodies.

Hi from Virginia

I am so excited to be part of the swap - this is my first one! I am a virgin-swapper and Christmas is such a lovely reason to share with folks, especially people you don't know in places you have not been before. Thank you, Kasia and Maryanne, for organizing this lovely swap.

So Glad I Made It!!!

Hello to all. I'm a 50 year old grandmother, Gammy, to a wonderful 5 year old granddaughter, Emma Belle. I've been married 30 years and have three adult children, M-28, F-26-M-22. I love, love, love knitting and spinning. And I love swaps. This one sounds like such fun because I love Christmas and learning about different cultures and traditions.

Few Things You wanted to Know about the Swap But Were Affraid To Ask

Hi Ladies!
I am very happy to see that so many of you already published your questionaire! That's great and thank you very much for your enthusiasm! For those who are a tiny bit lazy or aren't here that often, the deadline for publishing your questionaire is the 15th of September, and please stick to this date! After this date, give us about 2 weeks to complete the matches: we need to read through all the questionaires and with the proud amount of participants, which is about 130, it will take us some time. Remember as well that we want to find you a perfect match, and since Maryanne lives in the States and I in Switzerland, the time zones work always against us, so every meeting in the chat room to discuss the swap and exchange some gossip is always a big logistical challenge.

We had decided, maybe against the will of some of you, that this will be a secret swap, and that the person to whom one sends won't be the same person sending to you. We know that many of you would wish for an open swap, but we thought that a secret swap really works with the Christmas spirit, so that everyone of you can have a chance to play the real Santa for someone else. So please, my Dear Ladies, get yourself an anonymous email account (with Secret Pal or Secret Santa or whatever your imagination tells you) to write to your swap partner. You will always be writing from your secret email to the person's private email.
After the swaps are made we will give you the deadline to contact your swap partner. Again, please stick to it. In case of any troubles - swap partner not writing to you, or not answering your emails, etc. - please let us know and we will try to deal with the situation.
In case your partner doesn't respond neither to you nor to us, you will be given an Angel who will take over. Four lovely ladies volunteered for this task: Linda, Skylar, Betty-Jean and Jo Ann. Thank you ladies for being there for the others! We of course hope that your services will not be needed!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I Can't Wait for this Swap to Begin!

Christmas cookies, Scents of ginger, vanilla, citrus, balsams, cranberries...all remind me of Christmas! I'm looking forward for this swap to begin! :)

Waiting Patiently in New Hampshire/USA...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hello from another Norwegian

I`m also happy to be part of this exchange. Love Christmas time with shopping, baking, card-making, knitting gifts (through all year). Can`t wait to see who I`ll spoil.
Love, Else in Norway

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited I found this swap! Christmas is my favorite holiday - I love the music, baking Christmas treats and Christmas shopping. I live in Minnesota with my husband, two boys, two cats, and one old dog. I can't wait to get started!


Wanted to Say

Hi and Thank you for letting me Part of the exchange... I am not a Knitter but I do love to Crochet and do other crafts. I am looking forward to this exchange and hope to meet and make alot of new friends...


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Christmas Shopping

I'm so excited to see all of the different states and countries represented in this swap. It will be fun watching the posts and seeing all the fun packages received from all different parts of the world. Can't wait to get the name of my pal so I can start Christmas shopping and knitting :)
Jane in Maine

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Updated Swap News!!

Hello Christmas Swappers!

Sign-ups are officially closed! I know that we do not yet have our full complement of 100 members listed in the sidebar. Kasia has asked me to let all of you know that she has not been able to get much access to her e-mail while she has been traveling and she knows that there are several requests in her inbox. She tells me that she will be able to get to those requests in about 8 days or so. So, if you are one of those people who has sent your request to Kasia, please be patient, she'll get to you just as soon as she can :) It's for that reason that we've closed the sign-ups a bit early. We know there are 100 members counting those that are still to be signed up, so to be fair to the ones who are still waiting for their invites, we are trying to preserve their place in "line" before signing up anyone else.

In addition, I know some of you have had some difficulty accepting your invites to post, so I am extending the deadline to accept your invites to Midnight Friday the 24th of August. I will resend all the invites as well. Please - if you know you have been accepted as a member and have not received an invite, let me know! We want you to be able to join in on the fun :) And if you are having any problems at all in accepting your invitation to post, please e-mail me so we can try to fix the problem.

One last thing. I hate to be thinking about this, but occasionally someone signs up for a swap and does not follow through on sending a package to their swap partner. We could really use a few people to volunteer as "angels" to fill in for someone whose swap partner has flaked out. Anyone willing to be an angel, and we thank you *so* much in advance!, please send me an e-mail (knittymugginsATyahooDOTcom) and let me know. We would really appreciate it!!

Also, I know a lot of you have been wondering about the questionnaire. Yes, there will be one! And it will be fun! But it won't be posted until the swap officially starts on or around September 1. So just a little more patience and the fun will start! Thanks for sticking with us and we look forward to kicking off the holiday season right with all of our new friends :)

Happy knitting everyone!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Loving Christmas!

I love christmas and is very glad I found out about this swap-I am very Exited. I have never don this before. I live in Norway on the west coast with my boyfriend anf 2 boys who ois 8 and 9 years old. And I like Knitting and other handcraft(not sure that is the right word ,but hopefully you understand)
I also am very exited to get to know you better.
All the best
From Hanne in norway

My blogg

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Greetings from Houston, Texas USA

Hello All,

Greetings from Houston, TX!! I have to thank a new pal from another swap (Hi Lynda!!) for telling me about this swap.

I haven't been a "Christmas" person for quite some time but I love choosing just the right gift for people! Ya think that's why I'm now in 3 swaps and just finished 3 others??!! :-)

My most memorable Christmas was when I received my Black Knight bicycle and sat on it all day in the living room. I'm from Rhode Island USA which is northeast of New York and of course we had snow on the ground. My mother even had to braid my hair while I was on the bike. :-)

Any way....can't wait to see who I get to spoil. Wouldn't it be funny if I get to buy for Lynda since she bought for me!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hi There!

Hi friends, I'm posting but hope I'm going to be able to participate ..... I don't knit but appreciate the craft very much. I am able to send yarn, knitting accessories and everything else but my handmade item will have to be crocheted. Let me know right away if that's not O.K. Thanks! Shawnee (my blog) (swap goodies)
I should introduce myself. My name is Penny and I joined this swap way back when it first started. I live alone with a fur toddler and have no family to speak of. Also, I am not Christian. I am Jewish but I love the lights, the decorations, the music, the food, the pressies and that wonderful Christmas spirit. If only that Christmas spirit could last all year the world would be a better place. For me Christmas is also a time to give back to all those who have helped me throughout the previous year. At Christmas I exchange gifts with a few friends and join in several swaps so I do get a few gifts to open on Christmas afternoon (I am not a morning person). I live in a small apartment with not much room for a tree now but I have lots of pretty and some special decorations saved to use when I am in a larger place. I still put out a few decorations. I even have a very tiny tree which I sometimes set up. I never removed the twinkling lights above my couch I put up one year. They provided such a nice atmosphere when I turned them on in evening, I left them up. I also have lights (not twinkling) in my kitchen which do double duty of increasing the light in the kitchen especially above the stove as well as making the kitchen look interesting. I have made many Christmas crafts and am an avid knitter. I also love to quilt and sew which I hope to do again when I am a larger place. I love swapping and take it very seriously. I look forward to spoiling my partner.


I'm also very glad that I have found this wonderful swap as I just LOVE christmas !
I can't wait to hear who my swap partner is so I can go looking for things and also make some things.
I always love to make things for christmas, as presents or decorations in our own house.
Can't wait to get started.

Will there be a questionnaire?

It seems that a lot of people want to begin shopping already. It made me wonder if we will have a questionnaire to fill out and if so, will we post it here on this blog or on our own blogs? How soon will it be for us to get it, if we will be doing them?

Friday, August 17, 2007

Hello to all!

Hi! I just received my invitation message, and I am really excited to be part of this swap. Someone else mentioned how great it is to be part of a group that understands the concept of yarn (and other related things!) as gifts - so very true! I have been part of a number of swaps where I have received parcels from knitters all over the world - it has been an enlightening experience, and I look forward to hearing from others with new and different ways to celebrate. I grew up in Ohio and now live in Massachusetts (with my husband, four children and a dog) and have learned a few new customs along the way, but there is always more to learn and enjoy. I will trying to wrap up the summer's ongoing projects while I wait to hear who my swap buddy will be. Happy Holidays - I say celebrate them all! - Karen V.

Question for you

Question for you all. I am gathering some goodies for this swap and need to know what preferences we all had regarding receiveing yarn wether it came already in a ball/cake or left in skein/hank form. I am just curious, well I am off have to search for the findings to make the stich/row markers. Oh this is just extremely exciting. I feel lik a little child who has her face pressed again one of those window displays at Christmas time (like Macy's in NYC) waiting for the curtain to be raised to see all the beautifl decorations!! Everyone have a wonderful, happy and safe weekend.
Hey Everyone,

This is so Exciting! I'm so looking forward to spoiling someone who has an idea of why it's okay to give yarn as a gift-my family just doesn't get it! Though after our vacation last week and "a few" hundred dollars the the destination yarn shop, I think he's starting to catch on.

I live in Iowa and have spent Christmas in one other country, Iraq. While there I befriended the driver of one of our contractor groups. He was very kind, had something like 9 kids (one in the Iraq National Police), and a new baby on the way (he truly loves his wife). His last day I gave him one of my company coins and he cried because all he had to give in return was this plastic, round, BRIGHT ORANGE hairbrush...think mega Barbie folks! For the past 2 years goes on our tree where all can see it and I share some of the man's stories with my now 9 year old stepson and 1 year old daughter. It reminds us all that the emotional weight of something can raise the value of that item more then a million times over, to remember those who are not with their families and to reflect on our own sacrifices as a family.


Swap News!!!

Hello Christmas lovers!! Just a little news to share here today. It's 11 AM west coast time here in the US and we have only 7 spots left! How exciting is that? And just a little longer until the swap officially starts! We're really looking forward to a fun swap and thanks to everyone who has been introducing themselves and sharing some of their fun Christmas and holiday traditions with the rest of us :)

Now that there are only 7 spots left, we are unfortunately, going to have to be a little less relaxed about a few things. Some of you have not accepted your invitations to post to the swap site. I am going to resend any invitations older than August 13. If you do not accept your invitation by August 21, we are going to have to remove you from the swap unless you have extenuating circumstances of some kind (sickness, being on vacation etc.). I'm sorry to be such a stickler, but if you are not willing to participate in the blog then I'm afraid we may not be able to count on you to participate in the swap and that just wouldn't be fair to everyone else. Also, if you have received a membership confirmation but have not received an invite please let me know and I'll get one sent to you.

Also, Kasia is currently away on travel and has less access than she'd hoped to her e-mail, so please feel free to send your membership requests to me (Maryanne). I will however, be on my way out of town Saturday morning (August 18) so any requests made after that time will be on a first come first serve basis, meaning I will check the date and time that each e-mail was received and sign people up accordingly. If you are not able to make it into our 100 at this time, please don't worry. We *may* be able to add another 50 people to the swap and will keep your info on file.

O.k. Sorry to be such a scolding schoolteacher, but I guess we have to have a few "rules" here and there to keep things fair. We're looking forward to a really fun swap and meeting lots of new friends. Welcome everyone!! Happy Christmas Swap :)


15 to go!

I'm anxious to start this swap too! Next week I'm visiting the cutest little Scandinavian shop, and I'm sure there will be Christmas ornaments to buy. But, I feel like I need to know something about my swap pal first!

C'mon people - advertise! I'm so looking forward to getting to know all of you!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

17 more to go!!

Wow!! Hi all,

I see that we need 17 more people to sign up so we can start. I am so excited I have already found a pattern to knit for one of the things I will send to my new pal. Will probably start that this weekend!! I have some awesome yarns coming in too and that is just cool beanz too. Hope you are all just as excited as I am. I just posted a new entry on my blog that shows he prize I won for the most postings in the ITEIV group and I also posted pictures of my latest eBay yarns I received in the mail this past week. Everyone have a great weekend!!
Well yipee,

Really excited to have signed up for the swap. Looking forward to having "a new pal" and being able to share some Xmas goodies with them. Hannah and I (Hannah is 11 1/2) are both Scottish - have been living in Toronto for 5 years now. I have also lived in Australia, Africa, the Middle East - so I hope my new pal is from some far corner of the earth and I can visit her via the WWW! Xmas will be extra fun this year with someone else to share it with (usually it is just Hannah and I) and I can't wait (Hannah is also intrigued by the concept of it)! I used to knit a lot when I was younger and have only started again in the last year or so. I am teaching Hannah to knit as I want to pass the skill onto the next generation. Knitting is in my blood - my late Mum was an avid knitter (from the Orkney Islands and her ancestors are from the Faroe Islands, Fair Isle). It is also my form of therapy!
More later - back to the reality of the "modern world".


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I am soo excited to be joining this swap! I cant wait!!!!

Woo Hooo!!!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Hello all...

Hi everyone -

I echo the sentiments of excitement and anticipation - for both Christmas and this swap! It's been hard for me to get into the Christmas traditions (too much traveling) for the past couple of years, but I'm determined to pull out the Christmas spirit full force this year!

I'm relatively new to blogging and although I've done swaps in the past, this is my first knitting swap. I can't wait!

JavaNut (Debra)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Woo hoo for swaps!

I am just getting into swaps and *loving* them. I was raised Jewish but I never miss a chance for a party - to me Christmas is about family and prezzies and music and frolicking in the snow - and now that I've moved to Pennsylvania I am pretty much guaranteed white stuff on the lawn! As for my crafty resume, I'm a spinner, dyer, knitter, felter, and sometimes beader / jewelry maker. Great to meet you all!

I cant wait

I cant wait to get my partner and the questionnaire.... I am waiting patiently but am about to burst inside. I started my Christmas knitting in the mean time, if you want to see some pics you can go to my blog at Well whoever my partner is I cant wait to spoil you :-)

Hello from UK

I love Christmas and swaps , and so this is my dream swap , what a brilliant idea.
I am looking out Christmas patterns already , can't wait to start...


Sunday, August 12, 2007

I'm so excited!

Thank you for this - what a great idea! I don't have a lot of Christmas traditions tied to where I live (CO for past 7 years, IA before that), but I had so many amazing traditions and fun quirky holiday things growing up that I am so excited to share with others. I'm already making a list of things for my partner and once I get my son's mittens and Christmas stocking done, I'm ready to get knitting on things for them. Christmas will be here before we know it - I was in Hobby Lobby yesterday and they already have ornaments on display and Christmas trees in the aisles. :)

Friday, August 10, 2007

I'm so excited!

Hello everyone!

Oh, I'm so happy I'm part of this swap, I love Christmas and I love swaps! And the whole idea behind it is one I love; making something special for someone you don't really know, but your partner will know you putted so much effort in your project.
This is my second swap, after I rediscovered knitting last year I was part of the The International Tote Exchange, and I have to say; it's an addiction..
Whoever my partner will be, I'm already thinking what I will make for you and what kind of goodies you will get..
Hope to get to know you all,


Thursday, August 9, 2007

Hello and favorite movie

Hello everyone!
I'm very glad to be a part of this swap. I'm not religious, so for me, Christmas has always been about taking the time out from the day-to-day to show our family and friends our love. How wonderful to set apart a time to dwell on on the people who make our lives all the richer for their presence. In that vein, my second favorite Christmas movie is Love Actually. First place, however, goes to the eternal brilliance of Nightmare Before Christmas. Looking forward to getting to know you all through this swap.

Favorite Christmas Movie?


I actually have two favorite movies and they are Miracle on 34th Street and the Polar Express. I just purchased some awesome new yarn pictured here and it reminds me of Christmas. Now If I were to think of a colorway I guess I would have one for the polar express. Maybe a deep midnight blue that has some golden yellow for the twinkling stars, maybe a misty grey for the smoke from the train. Then maybe a green for the tree in middle of villiage and maybe some pink and purple to represent the bow and ribbons on the packages in Santa's bag. Anyway y'all have a great day and an awesome weekend.
Cheryl ~ TX

Hello from Boston!

Hi everyone!

This is my first official swap, and I am so excited! I've been knitting up Christmas gifts since May! I just learned to knit last October, and there are so many things I want to learn - socks, lace, construction....

I have three children, ages 7, 2, and 1. I wish I had learned to knit before they were born. There are so many cute baby things to make.

Most of my family's Christmas traditions stem from my mom's Norwegian family. We always look forward to krumkake (Norwegian Christmas cookies) and Jul Kake (Christmas cake).

God Jul!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Hello from New Hampshire!

Hello from Southern New Hampshire...a wonderful New England state where summer is in full swing with swimming, boating, and many outdoor activities and fairs to attend!
I'm Kris...a mom of 3 boys, a wife to a wonderful hubby, and I love knitting and reading. We homeschool the kids (one just left for college) and I keep busy with crafts and a kid's club at our church. This is me (on the left) with the wonderful designer and lovely Vivian Hoxbro, and I was able to try on one of her wonderful sweaters (the Trip-Trap Jacket) at a Harrisville workshop.
I'm looking forward to participating in this swap! Christmas in New England is always fun, as we celebrate the Lord's birthday and have many traditions and local foods/crafts that I look forward to sharing with my swap pal! :) Many of our local Christmas celebrations center around handicrafts, sweets, and such.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Mele Kalikimaka

My name is Sara, and I have lived in Maui for almost a year now. This will be my second Hawaiian Christmas.
We have lots of diversity here in Maui, all contributing to make a wonderful holiday.

Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaiian for "Merry Christmas." There are lots of phrases like this in the Hawaiian language that are really just phonetic translations of English, Portuguese and/or Japanese. When the missionaries first brought the traditions of Christmas to the islands, the Hawaiians had difficulty saying "Merry Christmas," so they ended up with "Mele Kalikimaka."

I am looking forward to sharing local Christmas traditions with someone far away!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Hello from Texas

I'm Cheryl and I am a 100% service-connected disabled veteran, and so is my husband Michael. Since I no longer work I need to keep busy with all this free time I now have. We share a beautiful home with Sir Angus Seton and Rita our two small dogs. After a 20+ yr. hiatus I picked up knitting again and I am having the greatest time making gifts for others and family. I will be taken classes to learn how to do lace knitting, cables and also socks I learned how to make them on my own!! I have many projects on many needles to keep me busy and when I get bored with one I can work on another. I am looking to learn how to spin and hope to start classes in the fall. Presently I have the following projects OTN: yarn; Spa Sox ~ D. Bliss Cashmerino; Mystery Stole 3 ~ Zephyr Lace yarn in Mahogany w/Czech Glass Beads in Red Rainbow color; Forest Canopy Shoulder shawl in Vintage Silk Maiden & Louisa Harding’s Grace. I just finished a shrug for my daughter’s 28th birthday. I used 3 balls of D. Bliss Soho in #9 Red, which is a silk, rayon and cotton yarn. I also make one of a kind jewelry using sterling silver and semi-precious gemstone beads. I also make stitch markers using Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystals and other types of beads.
Have a great week,
Cheryl (or my friends call me CW)

Hello from England

I hope this is going to be a really good swap, I am very big on keeping up old English Christmas traditions and it will be lovely to share them with someone else and to learn their traditions.

As summer has finally arrived here in England this weekend and we are looking out at blue skies and sunshine Christmas should really be the furthest thing from my mind!


About last x-mas

Here is a link to my blogs page from the end of last year.. I often go with local red cross first aid- unit to x-mas charters to secure they trip, and these photos are taken 27.12.2006, in the afternoon app. 16.00.

So this is located near by a fjell called Aakenustunturi ( if you like to search thru google maps or otherwise)

In Rovaniemi they have Santas Post Office, and if you have some wishes to that direction, I'm able to help :)

Have a nice sunday


Saturday, August 4, 2007

What a Neat Idea fora Swap!

This is such a perfect time to start thinking about Christmas and winter- when the temps have hovered around 90-100 and above for about 2 weeks now. ENOUGH ALREADY! I enjoy Christmas, especially giving gifts. That is so much fun. I am married (29.5 yrs), mom of 3 girls, grandma of 1 boy. I live on a farm in North Dakota. We have sheep, cows, peacocks (saw a new mama with 3 babies yesterday), guinea fowl, 1 lonely duck, mini horses, ( a new baby there too), 1 donkey that helps guard the sheep, a Great Pyrenees Sheep dog, 2 Border Collies and several barn cats. Oh yeah, one tortoise named Dude.

Christmas time is a busy time for me but that is because I have a handmade candy business, that I opened in 1988. I start making candy in early October and hopefully am finished by the 2nd week of December so I can rest up before Christmas.

I love to knit, am still learning this craft, the 2nd time around. I also love to do Hardanger, it is so relaxing. Last year my DH worked in Hawaii on Oahu during the winter and when he came home for Christmas I went back to Hawaii with him and spent 30, yes thirty, glorious days exploring the island while he worked during the day. .

Christmas Movie TVYARN CONTEST!!

Hi everyone, I'm very excited to participate and so glad Kasia and MaryAnne started this swap. It's put me in the Christmas mood in August!

Visit my blog and join in on a contest I'm having there. You could help create the name and colors for hand dyed yarn and then win it as a prize. Here's the link Christmas Movie tvyarn contest.


Hi from Lappland

My name is Jaana and I live app. 170 km north from Arctic Circle. We have here lots of reindeers, and many foreing tourist flies to Kittilä to meet the Santa.

I live near by ski resort called LEVI .

At summer we have nightless nights and in winter, we have days that the sun does not rise..

Looking foreward to meet you all.


Friday, August 3, 2007

~ Hello ~

My name is Dawn and I live in Ok. I love christmas and all things to do with winter mostly, especially snow. ;D I am looking forward to this swap and making new friends. Thx for the fun!

christmas down south

Thanks for putting me on the list. It's going to be lots of fun watching us all prepare our christmas boxes. Here in Australia it's winter now, and by December the weather will be HOT. Lots of Australian's spend Christmas at the beach, and we combine Christmas and New Year celebrations with our summer holidays. Christmas means long days and warm nights, light clothes, cool drinks, seafood and salads and delicious summer fruit like mangoes, peaches and cherries, and of course we spend lots of time celebrating with our friends and family. It seems a long way away, but I'm sure the next few months will go quickly. I've go sooo much knitting to do!!

Best wishes to all.

Hello From Sunny California

I love Christmas !!! It is going to be sooooo fun to knit for someone who enjoys it the same as I do :-) I cant wait to start.

Thank You

Thanks for allowing me to join.I think this will be a very fun and interesting swap. I look forward to meeting and making lots of new friends.

Hi all Christmas Swappers.

Hi everyone. I'm really excited to be part of this swap as I love Christmas. It's my favourite time with family and friends. I'm already thinking of what to include in the swap and what to knit, and can't wait to find out who my pal will be.
I love Prairie Chicken's idea of buying a special ornament for each family member at Christmas. I've started collecting Christmas ornaments from around the world when we go on holiday. Only a few so far, but each one means something special to me.
A big thanks Kasia and Maryanne for setting this up.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Can't wait

Can't wait to start. I love Christmas! What a great way to celebrate

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I think that this is a great idea! I never thought of it until my mom and little sister mentioned it to me. I think it is going to be fun and unique.I am looking forward to meeting new people and exchanging gifts. I cant wait to learn how to knit!!!!! I think that I wil have a really good time during my first swap ever!!!!!!!!!!

I'm in too!

This sounds like a lot of fun. I'm really looking forward to it! In fact, I've already started thinking about what I will send (of course I will need to find out what my pal likes first.)

Merry Christmas!!

Hello everybody,Christmas is my favorite holiday!!I am looking forward to this swap, thank you for getting it set up.