NEW: April Garden Decorating: Fool Or Tool

llbean(z5 MI)March 17, 2007

Welcome to the April (Fool's or Tools) Day Exchange:

The Legend:

The Calendar-Change Theory

The most widespread theory about the origin of April Fool's Day involves the Gregorian calendar reform of the late sixteenth century.

The theory goes like this: In 1582 France became the first country to switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar established by the Council of Trent (1563). This switch meant, among other things, that the beginning of the year was moved from the end of March to January 1. Those who failed to keep up with the change, who stubbornly clung to the old calendar system and continued to celebrate the New Year during the week that fell between March 25th (known in England as Lady Day) and April 1st, had various jokes played on them. For instance, pranksters would surreptitiously stick paper fish to their backs. The victims of this prank were given the epithet Poisson d'Avril, or April Fish. Thus, April Fool's Day was born.

So: With that being told, Here are the rules: This exchange will be a traveling joke box: I will start the box and send it on it's way to start. The next person can either send a funny April Fool or you can send a gardening tool (gloves, hat, trowel, seed planter, dirt or anything related to gardening tools). The other rule is, it must be under 15.00.

I also understand that it is Easter Month so if there are those who would like to exchange Easter gifts that is ok too, but the same rules apply.

Inside the box will be very specific instructions to each player: please be advised that this is April and a little fool may appear in your envelope and you may have some crazy instructions in your envie.. So: If your willing to take a chance.. come join the fun in this Aprils exciting exchange:

Thanks for playing :)

oh yeah, the other rule... No hostess gifts please... rather, donate the postage and the $ to your local soup kitchen please for Easter meals...... They will need it.

Laura

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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

Sounds like fun! I would like to be in on the fool or tool

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 4:58AM
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diene(Z4ME)

This sounds great!! I'm in. diene

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 9:30AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Count me in too!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 1:18PM
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llbean(z5 MI)

YEAH 4 people so far..
Each person will be assigned a secret number On March 31st. In the box that is sent to person number two will be an envelope containing the persons name that you would be sending to (# 3) and so on.. There will be Fool prizes (small ones) in the box that I have made or bought for numbers that I have drawn prior to sending the box off.. The secret prizes will not be huge, so the box can remain light to send..

Thanks for playing...
Laura

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 1:48PM
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jenntongrows

Ok I am in.

Sounds like fun

Jenn

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 2:50PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Count me in please!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 5:04PM
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llbean(z5 MI)

this needs a bump..
Welcome Ladies..

    Bookmark   March 19, 2007 at 6:05PM
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pajohnso(Z5 MI)

Okay, I will play ; ) Sounds like fun!

    Bookmark   March 20, 2007 at 8:21AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Giving this a little bump.

Deb

    Bookmark   March 20, 2007 at 5:16PM
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llbean(z5 MI)

bumping it up....
welcome ladies

Laura

    Bookmark   March 22, 2007 at 12:17AM
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klickitat(zone 7b GA)

Awwww... geez... I'm going to have to sit out on another one of your swaps, Laura! :( Things have been crazy here, and it's time for a break. Hope you have a fun month!!!!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2007 at 8:34PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Hey, this one sounds like a ton of fun...I'll play.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2007 at 3:54PM
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cedarnest

Hmmm.I am going to need to think about this before I commit Laura.I am all shook up a little fool may appear in my envelope and I will receive instructions that I need to stand on the street corner in my underwear and whistle a tune or something.The world isn't ready for that. Can you guarantee me thats not going to happen?LOL It does sound like it will be a crazy fun swap..You always have great ideas : )I will let you know before the deadline.
Nancy

    Bookmark   March 23, 2007 at 4:47PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Laura,
Would you really make Nancy do something like that?

    Bookmark   March 24, 2007 at 2:15PM
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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

well that's an interesting twist I didn't consider ROFLMAO

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 8:01PM
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llbean(z5 MI)

ok I can't give away all my secrets,, but there is a disposable camera in the box that does come back to me...
No nudies though... but some pretty silly things in store..

This is going to be fun.,...

Laura

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 12:28AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Sounds like LOTS of fun! Send the camera to Nancy first, LOL!

Deb

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 7:30PM
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cedarnest

Deb,That silly little graphic you have bouncing around sorta looks like me..only smaller (in height)! LOL
Laura,This does sound like alot of FUN so I am going to take a walk on the wild side and join in on this one : ) Sign me up please!
Nancy

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 7:58PM
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diene(Z4ME)

Giving this a bump. diene

    Bookmark   March 30, 2007 at 6:57PM
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prairiewinds(3)

Just checking to see if there's time to join in. JLMK

    Bookmark   March 30, 2007 at 9:54PM
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llbean(z5 MI)

YEah APRIL FOOLS.. This is perfect.. 10 ladies...
OK so I have the SECRET numbers drawn and I am one.. SO... I will ship to two
I need your address and one thing that you might like for the garden..
THe box goes out monday to number two and there are specific instructions in it.. If due to my delay I did not get everyones address, then you will need to contact your nuumber for her addy.
There is also a little prize in for each lady.. But, there are directions for those too.. Also there is a camera in there. You must take one pic of you near you r fav. spot in your garden, and then yomuct follow the directions...
At the end of the month when I gt the film back each lady will get a copy of the memory of this swap....

Laura

    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 7:40AM
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llbean(z5 MI)

Ok ladies the PRETEND order is this:
Marozeckinj to Dienie
Diene to Debbya
Debbya to Jenntongrows
Jenntongrows to Sguanzon
Sguazon to Pajonnso
pajonnso to mmqchdygg
mmqchdygg to cedarnest
cedarnest to prairiewinds
Prairiewinds to llbean
llbean to Marozeckinj
Now when the package comes to you make sure you take the envie with your name on it.. There will be very specific instructions..
Please post something(s) you like send me your addy..

This is gonna be fun

Laura

    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 10:14AM
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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

Happy April's Fool Day ladies! I am so excited that the box is on it's way!

Melissa

    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 10:16AM
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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

Here is my **wish list**

a good pair of pruners

plant markers (can be the one made from mini blinds)

size large ladies garden gloves

garden soap

any kind of little garden signs

or surprise me, I have never met a garden item I didn't like!

Melissa

    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 10:48AM
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klickitat(zone 7b GA)

Darn. Now that I'm able to join in again the list has been made. :( For some reason I'm not allowed to participate in a swap that llbean runs. ;) If anyone drops out, I'll be more than happy to take their place!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 8:55PM
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cedarnest

Jules,You can take my place!! I really shouldn't have signed up with all I have going on this month anyway so please Laura swap my name with klickitats ok? I will catch the next swap : ))
Nancy

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 12:05AM
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llbean(z5 MI)

Ok there is a slight delay as I needed marozeckinj I need your addy to send the box..

Laura

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 6:55PM
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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

Sorry ladies for the hold up, there is something wrong with the send portion of my email. Kept getting emails and replying but though they were going thru. What would and april fool's swap be without a glitch. I have gotten my address to Laura and promised I won't delay the package once I get it.

Melissa

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 10:41PM
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jenntongrows

I will email you my address.

Here are some of my wants.

metal garden markers
3 or 4 inch plastic pots

Or anything else for the garden. I am easy to please

Jenn

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 11:13PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Garden 'stuff' is always welcome!
Daylilies!
Hostas!
Hand tools!
Gloves!

I see that Nancy/Klick swap-out will affect me. I'm paying attention, and I'm on it!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2007 at 9:05AM
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llbean(z5 MI)

Ok this is just in case the box needs repair of gets changed:

Happy Tool or Fool. Inside the box is a green bag, if you can fit your partners swap items inside of it. Also inside the bag is a camera, a baggie and one Wal-Mart bag. Inside the baggie you must choose one gift. This is my Easter Present to you. Inside the Wal-Mart bag is the "fool" part of the swap.

Please choose a number out of the number envelope and this will be your true swap partner.. This is also part of the fool.. I paired you up in the beginning, but now you must send to the number you choose. Please when you get the box choose a number and post what number you got. I will also have a copy of the numbers so if the new partner doesnÂt respond I can post who it is. AddyÂs hopefully will all get to me, others may have to contact their "new" partner.
I though this would be a fun way to get what you DONÂT expectÂ
Please make sure that you post the DC number on the post so we can keep track of the box..

Thanks for playing in this crazy swap.

If you have any questions please email me.
I also included some seeds.. Take what you want or need and pass them along, if you can add some great. If not no big deal either...

Take care and lets have fun.

Laura

    Bookmark   April 3, 2007 at 9:02PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Ok, I think I get it. So what you're really saying is: we're already confused, so you figure that you'll confuse us some more, and if we're not paying attention, we're really gonna get messed up. Is that it?
Great, just great.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2007 at 8:32AM
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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

I'm so excited. The first swap I've done in 2 years is headed my way!!!!!!!

$10 bucks says even with explicit directions I can mess it up!!!!!

Melissa

    Bookmark   April 4, 2007 at 9:19PM
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diene(Z4ME)

Hello Melissa;
If you do then you will fit the theme perfectly, what a great way to come out of retirement!! I am intrigued by this and cannot wait to see what is going on. Hope everyone has a Happy Easter. No Easter Egg Hunts on the lawn here, we received a fresh 10 inches of snow last night. I love Maine!! diene

    Bookmark   April 5, 2007 at 6:22AM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Hey, Happy Easter Everyone. (Apologies up front if you're offended; this was the craziest of the Easter emails I've gotten so far today):

    Bookmark   April 6, 2007 at 12:18PM
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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

I got the box!!! I got the box!!!
Let me start by saying Laura is awesome. I won't tell what's in the fool bag or the special easter gift. But I will tell you what else I got. In the green bag I got
*garden shears*
*purple garden gloves*
*a screen door hanger with an apple theme (how did you know my kitchen is apples?*
*a book on gardening for butterflies and hummingbirds*
*a tool caddy*
*footworks and aloe scrub*
*an easter frame*
*a very cool fourth of july bracelet*
I also took some seeds from the seed bag, I took white bird of paradise, mexican flame vine, purple and red monardas, nasturium and lavender.
I love the easter surprise and the fool choice!!

I chose # 6 from the envelope so I just need to know who #6 is and what is on their wish list and I will get this box turned around to them.

I even took my pictures as instructed, although the people at the witness protection program are gonna be p*%sed! LOL

I love it all thanks Laura!
Melissa

    Bookmark   April 6, 2007 at 4:37PM
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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

Got my email from #6 (Tina) and I am off to the store!
Box will be back on the road Monday morning. I will post DC# as soon as it is on it's way!
Wait until you guys get this box. Laura deserves many Kudos

Melissa

    Bookmark   April 7, 2007 at 11:23AM
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klickitat(zone 7b GA)

How fun! I can't wait to see how this swap goes!!!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2007 at 12:26PM
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llbean(z5 MI)

Happy Easter to all of you. THe box is in route.. I hope that you all are having a great month..

Hugs
Laura

    Bookmark   April 8, 2007 at 9:10PM
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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

Box is on it's way to New Hampshire
DC# 0306240000056496766
Should be there tomorrow or Wednesday

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 11:20AM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

marozeckinj- there's a number missing from your DC...Can you check your stubbie? Thanks!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 9:40AM
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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

How about this one

0306 2400 0000 5649 6766

sorry I am number dyslexic sometimes!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 1:14PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Did I tell you I was easily confused? Course, today I came home sick from work at noon, too, so that doesn't help.
I just opened the box and WOW!! Melissa, you couldn't have chosen a better themed gift box for me! How exciting! Then came the confusion:
I thought I was supposed to choose one of the items, then I didn't know what to do with the rest. I read and re-read the instructions, and it totally wasn't sinking in. Nobody said anything about an ORANGE bag!!! Do I take one? That's strange...they will all be dead by the time it makes it to the last person...hmmm...

Then I peeked in there again, and found your note. Phew! I thought I was going nuts! I'm an idiot.

Thank you immensely, Melissa for my Daylily-themed gift box! I am totally overwhelmed! Daylilies!!! Wineberry Candy, Prairie Blue Eyes, Bucky Balls, and a 'surprise' These are so welcome!!! Thank you!
To go with, "The Color Encyclopedia of Daylilies"- simply awesome!
Lily Body Butter, Soap, and Shower Gel- can't have enough of these!
Lily Lolly makers! I've never made candy, but I DO know how to melt chocolate, so that'll totally work!
Garden coasters
Apple Candle- mmmmm!
Mary Moo(keys?) wall holder. How precious!
And much needed bubble mailers; I was needing this size.

You totally outdid yourself!
Laura-Bean, thank you for the wonderful Easter gift; and the fool gift- can one really ever have too many of those? LOL!

The part that wasn't so confusing was the number picking. Who's got NUMBER 3?!!

I didn't need any seeds at this time, but added a few packets; it's a nice little seed baggie.

Took my pix also; I'm also in the witness protection program, so I had my evil twin step in for me.
This was a fun exchange; Kudos to you, Laura, for putting this together!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 5:51PM
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diene(Z4ME)

I am intrigued by this and cannot wait for my number to be up but I am not number 3. Boo Hoo. diene

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 6:31PM
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klickitat(zone 7b GA)

Gah! I don't even know what number I hold!!!

This is going to prove to be a challenging swap! :)

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 6:45PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

(singing) Hello--ooooooo? Anyone home? Who's got number 3--eeeeee?

If response is slow, and you're not paying attention, this Robin is going to take a LOOONNNGGG time to complete, because:
1. People won't know who to send to, and
2. No one can get a head start on it...because they don't know what type of things to put IN the box because they don't know who it's going to...so they can't even START the box until you post to say you're next.

**This Robin should to be paid close attention to if it is to fly quickly & smoothly.
(please)

    Bookmark   April 12, 2007 at 2:22PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

I'm a little confused about the numbers? I didn't receive an email with a number. Did anyone else? If so, Laura please re-send the email. I could be number three, LOL!

Deb

    Bookmark   April 12, 2007 at 4:22PM
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llbean(z5 MI)

Ok I am the fool.. I was really trying to make this fun and a bit silly but it's not turnin out that way and I apologize.. I will post numbers here.
THe reason that I didn't post numbers was so that you would already have bought, made or grown your presents and then give them to your partners. It was so that there were no HUGE gifts so that it was from the giver to the rec.
Numbers are
2. Debbya
3.Klickitat
4.Jentongrows
5.Pajannso
6.mmqchdygg
7. prairiewinds
8.sguanzon
9.Diene

  1. me
    Please email me so that I know you got this
    I am so sorry for the confusion.

Laura

    Bookmark   April 12, 2007 at 6:01PM
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klickitat(zone 7b GA)

Ok! I'm number 3! So does this mean I'm the next person to get the box? How fun! The irony here is in the original pairing mmqchdygg was sending to me! LOL. Looks like she'll be mailing to me after all. :)

Keeping my eyes open and will post when it arrives!!!!!!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2007 at 6:24PM
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diene(Z4ME)

Okay Ladies;
Are we all on board now? This has taken on a life of it's own and I am thoroughly enjoying all of it. I am fascinated with what is in this box and chomping at the bit for my turn. I hope I am next which is entirely possible since the numbers are not in order.
I check this robin at least twice a day because I do not want to be the one holding it up. This is fun. diene

    Bookmark   April 12, 2007 at 6:35PM
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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

Keep checking in because it is well worth it! I can't wait to see what everyone gets but have noticed that not many have posted their "wants". I got really lucky I guess!

Melissa

has anyone heard from jentongrows? I am in two other swaps that she is in and she seems to have gone awol

    Bookmark   April 12, 2007 at 9:05PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Ok, kids, the 'Fool'-ish box is back in flight on it's way to Klickitat.
DC # is 0304 3490 0001 1790 4027
It may not get scanned for a bit because my dinky PO doesn't have a scanner. Maybe when it gets to Portsmouth.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 9:30AM
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klickitat(zone 7b GA)

Yay! I'll post when it arrives!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 8:47PM
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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

Hi Ladies I am getting a little concerned about our #4. There is a new post looking for her for at least three swaps that she hasn't sent to people (my daughter being one of them). It's not my thread but I was thinking that maybe if someone draws a #4 we should make sure she has posted and is still participating before someone wastes their time and money and the box dies?
Just a thought
Melissa

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 11:19PM
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cedarnest

Melissa,I was concerned about that happening too.I sent Laura an email.
Nancy

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 11:40PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

I agree.

Jentongrows, you may be in danger of being dropped from this swap. Please report to our exhange and state your intentions to still participate.

Danke.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2007 at 1:13PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

A brief posting of what's coming up next for our "Garden Decorating RR"

May- "Swapping Memories/plants" -Hostess-Susan
Swap something related to a flower, plant, or anything that holds a favorite memory for you. But, you must share the memory as well as a related item with your partner.

June- Plant swap~ Either outdoor/or/houseplants, you choose.. Hostess-Nancy.

July- "Made In USA"~ Hostess-Laurel

August- Hostess-Tina

September- "Fall" plant swap~ Hostess- Jules

October- Bulb/tuber swap~ Hostess-Jackie

November- Hostess-Susan

December- Christmas Swap/"Secret Santa"- Hostess-Deb

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 4:28PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

debbya- Are you talking about the OBF schedule???

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 5:22PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Never mind...did a search...now I get it. This is PART of a year-long theme-swap, but not 'set' participants...gotcha.

Ignore me. Back to your regularly scheduled programming...I think my brain is water-logged or something.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 5:27PM
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cedarnest

LOL Tina : ))

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 5:38PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Hey, would you look at that! My box DID get scanned in my PO...they must be hiding the scanner in the back room cuz the gal out front never uses one...AND she has to calculate sales on a CALCULATOR!
Guess it's on its way then. Cool.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 11:55AM
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llbean(z5 MI)

OK ladies so Jen is out of the swap.. If for some reason she comes back into the picture we can add her to the end.. The new number 4 is Nancy/cedarnest she will be 4!!
Welcome Nancy and thanks for joining us yeah...
I know this is going slower than anticipated but it is fun for you all I hope..
Sorry for my lag in response too I was visiting my partents for 5 days and helping out around home.
Nancy thanks for helping and I can't wait to see what the box brings..

Laura

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 9:19PM
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cedarnest

Oh this should be alot of fun.Thanks for letting me fill in Laura.I better start looking for my comb now if I need to have my picture taken.I think that freaks me out the most!LOL
Nancy

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 10:37PM
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klickitat(zone 7b GA)

Still no box. :( I don't know what could have happened to it. Its arrival will certainly be posted. I can't wait to see it!!! This exchange will be soooooo fun!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 10:33AM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Klick- It's riding around in a mail truck.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 10:54AM
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prairiewinds(3)

Great to hear this has created a little confusion. It wouldn't live up to it's name if it hadn't. Figured I had better add what I'd love to see coming my way:
columbine/sweet pea seeds
water absorbent (for containers)
fertilizer
garden signs
crocus/liatris bulbs
Good grief this makes my brain hurt!Thanks!:~)

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 10:58AM
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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

I can't wait to see whats in the box. Post when it arrives please! It's the little things that keep me checking in!
Melissa

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 6:08PM
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klickitat(zone 7b GA)

Heh... Melissa... you're just like me! I'm always checking in just to see what everyone else gets! Still no box and the mail has already been delivered. Guess we'll have to wait another day to see what's inside the box. :)

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 6:12PM
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klickitat(zone 7b GA)

IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE! I'll post the contents in a little bit... but first I'll mention that the number I picked was #9. Looks like Diene is the next victim. :)

    Bookmark   April 20, 2007 at 2:30PM
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diene(Z4ME)

Hooray;
I cannot wait to see what is coming my way. diene

    Bookmark   April 20, 2007 at 4:39PM
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diene(Z4ME)

Hello Klickatit;
Am I supposed to tell you what I would love to see in the box? Well, no dust collectors, I hate dusting, I have very bad luck with seeds. I would love any outdoor plants or bulbs. Do not need and/or want any lotions, creams, or body stuff (I sell it and only use my products).
What I guess I am saying is that I am the April Fool, I would love a good joke or info on your part of the world. Use your imagination, not your wallet when filling my box and I will be thrilled. I am so excited to get the box, it can be empty. Have fun with it. diene

    Bookmark   April 20, 2007 at 9:55PM
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klickitat(zone 7b GA)

Heh. Wouldn't it be really funny if I DID send an empty box, Diene?!!! :-) Ok, ok I won't do that. It's more fun to pick out items to send anyway.

Sorry for the delay in posting the contents of this box. I work long, weird hours, so most of my free time consists of sleeping. Today I happened to call in sick because of a back spasm. Whoa! I've never had one before, and can honestly say they HURT!

Picture this... I open the box and taped to the inside of the lid are a set of instructions. I see the green bag that contains my personal goodies...

... open the green bag and contained within are the following:
- Ottos Thrill Dahlias (tubers)
- Wildcat Gladiolus (bulbs)
- Laurien Gladiolus (bulbs)
- citronella oil candle
- roll of plant twist tie
- roll of garden wire
- fly swatter!!!

THANK YOU, mmqchdygg!!! You did a great job in putting together a theme for my swap items!

And a THANK YOU to llbean for the mystery gift! I adore the ones I chose!

Watch out, diene... I'm hoping to send your box out tomorrow with another trade.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2007 at 9:52AM
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klickitat(zone 7b GA)

Ok, diene... after working a very long night I finally got things organized and labeled for shipment tomorrow. I'll post the DC# once it goes out. Hope you enjoy the choices I made. :)

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 6:46PM
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marozeckinj(SJ/PA zone 7)

and it's off again.........

    Bookmark   April 25, 2007 at 11:22AM
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klickitat(zone 7b GA)

Diene... please check your email! :)

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 9:45AM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Would anyone be offended or would the hostess be upset if I dropped out of this one? I'm already overcommitted and with this running into May, I'm afraid I can't keep up. Already signed up for May. Please let me know. and please don't be mad.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 2:00PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Sue,
I'm sure Laura doesn't mind. We all feel overextended at times. Thanks for letting us know.

Diene,
Please make a note in the box reminding the next person not to pick #4 Jenntongrows or #8 Squanzon.

Thanks!
Deb

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 2:12PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Easier to just toss out those numbers ;)

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 2:17PM
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cedarnest

Hey You Guys!!!!...LOL..Don't toss ME out!!! I am #4 now instead of Jenntongrows.I think Laura put that above somewhere in one of the threads??

Nancy

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 2:26PM
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klickitat(zone 7b GA)

Heh. I thought about taking out Jenn's number, but didn't want to ruffle any feathers. :) Diene should be seeing her box soon!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 3:51PM
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cedarnest

Well I guess if you all want to just toss out my number #4 thats fine.My feathers won't be ruffled..LOL.."I keep my feathers numbered just incase of an emergency" : )) I'll just do next month instead of helping out this month as planned.Whatever you all decide is fine by me.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 3:58PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Diene,
Leave #4 in!

I totally forgot Nancy offered to take Jenn's place. Sooooo sorry Nancy! I skimmed through the thread looking for Sue's assigned number (not reading everything) so it's totally my mistake!

Ok, all fixed now..

Thanks Nancy for reminding me!

Hugs,
Deb

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 6:21PM
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diene(Z4ME)

Yeah sure, I start tossing numbers and you then blame me!!(only kidding) I will take Sue's number out after I pick the next one. I hope to have the box tomorrow or Monday at the latest and I will try to turn it around immediately. Have a great weekend. diene

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 9:15PM
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cedarnest

Whew!! Thanks for leaving me in Deb and Diene : ) I was beginning to feel all sad and unwanted : ( LOL No I knew you all just never saw it up above..I just had to tease ya.Looking forward to it.You all have a great weekend too.The weather here is fantastic.Hope it is where you all live too.I better get back outside and enjoy it.
Nancy

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 4:28PM
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diene(Z4ME)

Hello All;
Well the box has arrived and I think I have figured it out. I have a lovely gift from our hostess, it is beautiful. Of course it is raining to beat the band here yet again. I picked # 4 so it is headed Nancy's way. I already have her address so it can go back on it's way today. I am a bit vague on this but I figure I will muddle through as well as I can. Hope everyone is having better weather than I. I will post what I received as soon as I can figure it all out. There was way too much stuff, but I love it all. Thanks klickatit!! Thanks Laura!! The Maine fool

    Bookmark   April 30, 2007 at 10:13AM
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diene(Z4ME)

Hello All;
I am back, I have packed up my stuff to send to Nancy and as soon as the Post Office reopens (they close for lunch), I will get it going. This was very interesting and fun. Unfortunately, my tool (joke) did not fit in the box so I had to find an alternative. That made me a bit sad but I recovered quickly when I looked over all the loot I received. I received bulbs, gladiolas, anemones, dahlias, brodiaea & puschkena. Do not ask what the last two are as I have no clue, I will be going to Hortiplex from here. I also received some really nice gardening gloves. Not the kind I usually buy for myself but some that actually look like they will be great and last many years. I buy the cheap ones and then lament wet hands, dirty fingernails,etc. One would think I was done with my stash but you are wrong!! I also received 3 pot sticks, a wind chime and three (count them 3) pairs of gardening shears. Klickatit really went overboard. Thanks to all. diene

    Bookmark   April 30, 2007 at 12:33PM
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diene(Z4ME)

It is back in flight DC 03062400000220791574. Enjoy. diene

    Bookmark   April 30, 2007 at 1:31PM
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llbean(z5 MI)

Seriously, I think I am the fool!! By the time I get this back it may be Christmas te he.. Oh well it is fun and lesiure. that is what this is about...
I am enjoying the gifts so far and I can't wait to see what else arrives for the rest of you..

Laura

    Bookmark   April 30, 2007 at 11:30PM
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cedarnest

Woo hoo The box arrived today.The gift from our hostess was lovely.Thanks so much,also...Thanks Diene for all the nice bulbs,seeds,lotions,picture frame,cool garden rock,candles and candy.You stuffed alotta loot in that bag Diene.Thank You again!
Ok I drew #2 out of the envelope...looks like it is off to...let me go look up above quick...aha.. Deb from here.I will get it back in the air tomorrow so Deb you should have it on Saturday.I will be back to post the tracking number once its in the air : ) Thanks Again for the Great box : ))
Nancy

    Bookmark   May 2, 2007 at 2:21PM
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cedarnest

OK Deb,Its on its way to you.Maybe you will have it on Friday??I know I did this in record time..LOL... but I am on a mission to get the box back to Laura before Christmas..hee hee.No actually.. the timing was perfect for me because I went into the city shopping thismorning and I just happened to buy extras of a few things I bought for my self for the swap.I hope you like what I picked for you Deb : ))This is the tracking number for the box.#01038555749064778409
Enjoy : ))
Nancy

    Bookmark   May 2, 2007 at 3:56PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

The box arrived! I'll post more later! A near by town had an entire town garage sale! I have no idea how many garage sales I actually went to, but I'm tired of talking and walking, LOL! ;)

Be back later!

Deb

    Bookmark   May 5, 2007 at 5:25PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Ok, I'm back! Sorry for the delay.

Thank you Nancy for the really neat items, I love them all!

Nancy sent- a package of Phlox "Prime Minister" and a dwarf canna package of "Black Night" plus copper plant markers, and a cuttle bone for Greenbean (my parrot).

Laura,
Thanks for the beautiful gift too, plus the gag gift! The rest of you will just have to wait and see what's in the box! I'm not going into any more detail. ;)

I picked #7, and don't have an address yet. So, the box will go ASAP after receiving it!

Thanks Laura for a really neat swap! I love your swap ideas, they are always so much fun!

Box is all packed up and ready to go after I receive Prairiewind's address.

Deb

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 1:31PM
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prairiewinds(3)

Debbya: Just emailed you my snail mail. Can't wait to get the package!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 11:44PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

The box is on the way!

USPS #0307 0020 0004 7458 2099.

Have fun going through the box!
Deb

    Bookmark   May 10, 2007 at 6:09PM
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prairiewinds(3)

Hi all. The package arrived Saturday. It was a pleasure to receive the "toys" from debbya. I drew #5 - pajohnso. Thanks so much for the garden trowel and dandelion digger, fertilizer spikes, seed starter pack, hummingbird feeder,and mixed seeds from debbya and some great smelling body wash from Laura/llbean. Looking forward to returning the favor to pajohnso!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 2:38PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Hi Carol,
I'm glad the package arrived quickly, I kept the box too long, sorry Laura!
You did pick a gift from the ziplock bag with gifts wrapped in orange too? Just checking...before you send it on again.

Deb

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 7:12PM
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prairiewinds(3)

Yes, I did get one of the packages. Thanks for the reminder! There is one more package left in the ziploc! Can't wait to get info on pajohnso, so I can get this Robin back in flight!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2007 at 10:37AM
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pajohnso(Z5 MI)

Wahhoooo!!! I was beginning to think my number wasn't in there ; ) Can't wait to see what is in there waiting for me!

Paula

    Bookmark   May 16, 2007 at 1:05PM
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prairiewinds(3)

just bumping this up

    Bookmark   May 18, 2007 at 10:40AM
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prairiewinds(3)

Just checking in. I'm still awaiting an addy for pajohnso.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2007 at 11:34AM
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prairiewinds(3)

pajohnso? llbean? I'm still waiting to send this!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2007 at 12:06PM
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pajohnso(Z5 MI)

Prariewinds...I e-mailed you on Monday, you must have not gotten my email? It would have been through gardenweb? Perhaps check your junk folder as sometimes the gardenweb gets tagged as spam. Let me know either way and I can re-email my address. Thanks!

Paula

    Bookmark   May 23, 2007 at 12:43PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Giving this a bump! Let's get this moving again. ;)

Deb

    Bookmark   May 24, 2007 at 1:14PM
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llbean(z5 MI)

HI ladies. I am sorry that I have not posted in so long. I have been reading really late at night my emails and I have not has a chance to post until now.
I started a new job and I have been training and etc. No excuses.
Everyone looks like they are rec. some really nice things and I hope that you all are enjoying the things that I have tucked away for you all.
so it looks like Paula is the lat one to rec. and then she sends to me.
I apologize for the delay ladies but I hope that you all have had some fun.
I can't wait to get the pic developed. I will scan them in and send them to you all private email..
Just so you don't have to look back Paula, I am into butterflies and birds.. Anything to attract them into my gardens.. I have mostly dappled shade and then my back is blazing full sun.. That is where I try to put my annuals...
so that is all from this gardening fool..
Night ladies..

Laura

    Bookmark   May 25, 2007 at 12:06AM
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prairiewinds(3)

Okay, this thing is finally out of my lap. The package was sent out the 25th. DC#0304 1560 0003 4933 3019. Thanks Laura!

    Bookmark   May 28, 2007 at 4:54PM
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pajohnso(Z5 MI)

Okay, got the package today ; ) Now I gotta figure out what to do and wait for the rain to stop so I can take my picture ; ) Thanks!!!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2007 at 7:29PM
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llbean(z5 MI)

pajohnso~
Hi. Could you please post what was sent to you..
We all love to drool. Then I thikn that you send to me correct?

Ladies this has been fun and I hope that you all enjoyed the little gifts that you rec. from me.

I am dying to know who got what.. tell tell

Laura

    Bookmark   June 5, 2007 at 7:54AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Laura,
From the gag gift I received a cute handmade teddy bear!
Jewelry gift- halloween bracelet that's black/orange, the stones are so sparkly and gorgeous! I LOVE it, it's absolutely beautiful, thank you sooo much for making it! This was such a fun RR! Thanks for coordinating it! You have the best ideas!

Come on Ladies, share what goodies you received!

Deb

    Bookmark   June 5, 2007 at 10:47PM
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pajohnso(Z5 MI)

Okay, I finally got the box packed up with some goodies for our swap host and it will be going out today, I will post the DC when I get it. Sorry it took me a bit longer than I would have anticipated. I took yesterday off of work just to catch up!

For my gift I received some beautiful black crystal dangly earrings, I just love them. My goodies from my swap buddy included some lovely handmade pressed flower bookmarks, handmade seed packets, a puzzle, peat pots, and plant markers...thank you so much!

I had my daughter take my picture, but I have to warn you it was at the end of the day yesterday after I had been in the garden for about 8 hours.....yikes! Don't get scared when you develop the pictures ; )

Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2007 at 8:32AM
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diene(Z4ME)

Hello All;
I think I screwed up but that is part of the swap. I received a lovely pair of earrings from the goody bag. Then I think I put something in the gag bag. I cannot at this point remember what, I suffer from CRS (can't remember stuff). I think that the fact that the April Fool's Swap is still going in June is funny all by itself. I laugh when I think that it was snowing when the box came to me. I do not know why I think that is so funny, there was a frost here last night. Not serious and I do not think anything suffered but it was funny to see the people on the news this morning with steam coming out of their mouth's in June. Hope everyone is well. Thanks again Laurie for the months of fun!! diene

    Bookmark   June 7, 2007 at 9:51AM
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pajohnso(Z5 MI)

I just realized that I don't have Laura's address???? Can Laura, or someone who has her address send it to me ASAP?? Thanks!!

Paula

    Bookmark   June 7, 2007 at 11:37AM
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diene(Z4ME)

Sorry Paula;
I have e-mailed Laura several times looking for just that information. I had it at one time but was once again not able to keep my hands on it. Hopefully Laura will get back to you soon. diene

    Bookmark   June 7, 2007 at 3:02PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Laura,
Did the box come back to you yet? I sent Paula your address by email on the 7th.

Deb

    Bookmark   June 18, 2007 at 12:27AM
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pajohnso(Z5 MI)

Hi - I checked the DC and it says the package was delivered on 6/11/07. Hopefully she actually received it?? Paula

    Bookmark   June 18, 2007 at 8:32AM
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llbean(z5 MI)

HI... I thought that I put a post here... wonder where I did? I actually got the package on the 14th I remember because it was flag day....

I will repost..
THank you so much Paula, for the great box..
I rec. delphin. (sp) and I have always wanted these as well as two coreopsis.
An awesome Frog statue for my mantle and a bell chime..

Deb included a picture of herself and what a hottie!!!
I can't wait to get the film developed to see the gardens I am just trying to use up the film as not to waste it..
I am super glad that everyone had so much fun and I am sorry it took so long..

Maybe next time I can think of something that won't be so confusing
Oh yeah I hit the jackpot with all the great seeds you all included... Thanks again for playing..
I am sorry that the post never showed I am truely appreciative..

Laura

    Bookmark   June 18, 2007 at 6:29PM
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