update: obf march days swap continued

toomanyanimals(5b/MI)March 10, 2014

GOING MAD IN MARCH - GW STYLE size>
FINAL QUESTION

Melinda, Jayeanne and Beth b, this question is for you.

What is my favorite feature on the opposite sex?
Careful here Ladies, keep you mind out of the gutter. LOL
sharon

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Sharon/toomanyanimals
Sheri/Panhandle ** sent
michelle/micyrey
Jayeanne/pinkiris - ** sent
Jeanne/sandlapper_rose **sent
Bethb/beth b Kodiak
Vina/flowergirl34
Shirley/brittneysgran
ME/mellen
Christine/christine00
Melinda/ ilovefarac - **sent
Sue G/sguanson
Annie/canyonwind - ** received

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 8:07PM
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Melinda Hagen

I'll say the eyes!

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canyonwind(9)

Well, I for one think GUTTER is good...LOL!!!!

Jayeanne, sending your March Days envie out tomorrow!

Happy Evening!

Annie

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Not the eyes, they are second most favorite. :o)

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Panhandle_Seed_Swap(8 Florida Panhandle)

Good news, OBF sisters! My photo is in the "Waiting For Spring Photo Contest" at Botanical Interests. The exciting part is, if you vote for my photo, #36, you are entered for one of their big prize packages as well. So exciting!
Please check out all the lovely photos in the link below and I hope you vote for #36... me! Thank you so much.

Sheri

Here is a link that might be useful: Waiting for Spring Photo Contest!

This post was edited by Panhandle_Seed_Swap on Tue, Apr 1, 14 at 17:31

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 7:12AM
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Melinda Hagen

Their lips or smile!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 7:37AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Afternoon!
Sharon, unfortunately, my schedule and reality are two totally different things this week. hahaha Not only have I not mailed out your package like I promised...I haven't finished shopping for it yet..bad vina...bad,bad vina :)

Crossing my heart and hoping to fly, sticking a cupcake in my eye...this will get finished this week.

Have a great day!
vina

ps. voted for #36 :D awesome!

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pinkiris

Annie thanks for letting me know, Ill be watching for it =)

Sheri.. beautiful photo! I also voted.

Sharon....Ill guess the hair ...lol

Jayeanne

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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

I'll try for nice teeth.

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Sheri, very nice picture, I voted for you.
Vina, no problem, it gets here when it gets here.
Mary Ellen, I sent your package today.

If I'm missing any sent/received please let me know

Sharon/toomanyanimals **sent
Sheri/Panhandle ** sent
michelle/micyrey
Jayeanne/pinkiris - ** sent
Jeanne/sandlapper_rose **sent
Bethb/beth b Kodiak
Vina/flowergirl34
Shirley/brittneysgran
ME/mellen
Christine/christine00
Melinda/ ilovefarac - **sent
Sue G/sguanson
Annie/canyonwind - ** received / sent

Ok, ladies:
Not teeth, not hair, not smile/lips.
Think lower, but keep your thoughts clean!size>

sharon

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 8:04PM
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pinkiris

guessing rock hard abbs...LOL

Jayeanne

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

LOWER ......

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Melinda Hagen

I'm going to say his Tush!! LOL!

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pinkiris

Revising as I did not see the previous post, so my apologies....ok....gonna to go with thighs. LOL

Jayeanne

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brittneysgran

Sheri- Voted for you...nice job.

Sharon - I mailed my package today.

Waving to Stoney Matthew and hope his day went well.

Please pray for my Sister, she is very ill and in the hospital. 3 weeks ago she went to the Dr. and he gave her some antibiotics to take. The antibiotics caused an infection called C-diff. She was taken last night by ambulance to a hospital which deals with this infection.
Hopefully she will overcome this infection and be home soon. I have been so worried and concerned.

Shirley

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Christine00

got a really great package in the mail yesterday from Sheri! thank-you so much! a bag full of seeds:)) lots and lots of seeds! crocosmia red king, daylily little missy, iris siberica blue , a box of chocolates, a st patricks day beads. thankyou ,i love it all:))) i sent your package this morning so hopefully you get later this week yet.

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Shirley, holding your sister in my thoughts, hoping she gets better fast.

Sharon/toomanyanimals **sent
Sheri/Panhandle ** sent
michelle/micyrey
Jayeanne/pinkiris - ** sent
Jeanne/sandlapper_rose **sent
Bethb/beth b Kodiak
Vina/flowergirl34
Shirley/brittneysgran **sent
ME/mellen
Christine/christine00 **received
Melinda/ ilovefarac - **sent
Sue G/sguanson
Annie/canyonwind - ** received / sent

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 9:18PM
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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Not a tush, not a butt
Lower ...........
Keep it clean!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 9:20PM
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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Sorry ladies, I've got to get to bed, I hope we have a winner tomorrow.
sharon

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pinkiris

Guessing thighs.

Jayeanne

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 9:26PM
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Melinda Hagen

Feet is my guess!
Shirley, I thank you for the hello for Stoney! I am keeping your sister in my prayers also and her family!
I know my package rec'd as Sue emailed me the other day for my addy and she said she'd rec'd.
I hope all have a good night and day tomorrow! Melinda

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Sharon/toomanyanimals **sent
Sheri/Panhandle ** sent
michelle/micyrey
Jayeanne/pinkiris - ** sent
Jeanne/sandlapper_rose **sent
Bethb/beth b Kodiak
Vina/flowergirl34
Shirley/brittneysgran **sent
ME/mellen
Christine/christine00 **received
Melinda/ ilovefarac - **sent
Sue G/sguanson - ** received
Annie/canyonwind - ** received / sent

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 4:51AM
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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Jayeanne, you are the winner of the
GOING MAD IN MARCH - GW STYLE color>

You hit it right on, thighs. I was prepared to accept legs as the answer. I miss the days of men wearing short shorts. I used to even watch some basketball because their shorts were real shorts ... not knee knockers. LOL

Since our ground is still frozen and most still snow covered, supposed to get 8 inches today, I'm going to have to delay sending you your prize. Your prize will be any plant I have listed on my exchange list. Give me till the end of the day to update it. Most of it is right though.

sharon

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Melinda Hagen

Congratulations Jayeanne! Way to go!
Was a lot of fun trying to guess the answers!
Stoney got his gift and loved it! Thanks so much for going above and beyond like so many of you have!
Melinda

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Panhandle_Seed_Swap(8 Florida Panhandle)

Shirley, your sister is in my prayers this morning. Please keep us posted. Does she live really close to you?

Christine, I'm, so glad everything arrived safely! How is the weather in Kentucky? Is it starting to warm-up?

A big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me. I usually don't enter stuff like that, but I am really excited for my spring garden. Thank you for all the OBF support! :)

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pinkiris

OMG osh...LOL I cant believe I won! LOL thanks Sharon! and thank you Melinda =) Just let me know whenever you are ready for me to check it out. =)

thanks again!
Jayeanne

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canyonwind(9)

Shirley, prayers for your sister........

Congrats Jayeanne.....and your tracking # 9114901123086616299026
They say Thursday for delivery.....

Happy Wednesday!!

Annie

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pinkiris

Thanks Annie! Cant wait for tomorrow! LOL

Also sending prayers your way Shirley for your sister and you and the family. =)

Wanted to show you ladies a photo of my winter sowing Ill been working on .... the other night had a big scare... around 1 am heard this extremely loud crash as if the upstairs window had fallen out, got up to check and it was huge chunks of ice falling off the roof onto the back deck where I have all the winter sow jugs... as you can see some of them got crushed Still too frozen to really try and straighten them out any, just glad to know it was just ice falling and nothing worse. I see we have 8 days till SPRING! =)

Jayeanne

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Christine00

had beautiful weather here in kentucky yesterday and now today its winds and rain.. my sister is visiting from maryland so am really enjoying that :)) but my little boy went for eye surgery monday so trying to keep him comfortable now. his eyes are trying to heal and they are really itchy apparently.

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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

I got the bestest box from Melinda on Saturday and so sorry I haven't posted until today.
I got called in to work in the office this week (I normally work at home) and it's 30 miles each way. but still - no excuse!!

A wonderful Irish Blessing card with chocolate m.g. seeds (one of my most wanted) and I'm part Irish!
A really nice Shamrock Pin
The most adorable raccoon pot sitter.
Purple Gladiola bulbs!!!
"Show Winner" daylily - you must know I like daylilies and I don't have this one!!
Garden gloves - can never have enough!
a great St. Patty's day necklace...my husband wants to wear it to his favorite Irish Bar LOL!
a very nice stationary set
and finally a very beautiful plaque with purple flowers that says "Friends are the Flowers of the Garden of Life" - just gorgeous~

I love everything so much thanks Melinda~

Sue G

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Jayeanne, love the fancy duck tape on your bottles! My list is updated. :o)

Sue, what a great box Melinda sent you! So Irish and Purple.

Christine, hope your sons eyes are less itchy and doing well.

Shirley, thinking of your sister and giving you a hug.

I'll give a wave to Stoney and Melinda too!

sharon

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Panhandle_Seed_Swap(8 Florida Panhandle)

Christine, I hope your son heals quickly. You're in my prayers. Poor little guy. it makes my eyes itch just thinking about it! Have fun with your sis! :)

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brittneysgran

Thanks for all the prayers for my Sister, she gets to come home tomorrow. The Doctor told her she will be on some very expensive medicine for awhile, $200 or there about for one pill.

Sheri-My Sister and both my Brothers live within yelling distance of me. We all grew up here in Franklin and live among many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Jayeanne-Way to go with the winter sowing....hope you get lots of green.

Christine-What kind of eye surgery did your Son have? Blessings to him and you.

Shirley

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canyonwind(9)

Christine, hoping all is "perfect" with your sons eyes.....prayers for your little one. Enjoy your time with your SIS.

Shirley, wonderful that your sister is home tomorrow. Drug prices are ridiculous...but if one must have them and they help, it is worth it. I do hope her insurance covers the drug......be well Shirleys sister!!
That is really nice that everyone lives so close to each other..."within yelling distance" is close!!!. I guess if you did not get along, that could be a problem!!!!

Melinda, a fantastic box for Sue!!!

Jayeanne, oh my, I have never experienced/ witessed/ heard/ seen chunks of ice falling off the roof for real...only in the movies and TV!!!! How many jugs did you WS???? It is exciting...the waiting and the anticipating of all the goodness that will grow. I just love wintersowing.

Tiz vino time for me....and off to plant a few more things outside.

Happy Evening!!

Annie

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pinkiris

Christine sorry to hear about your sons eyes, I do hope and pray he will have a well and speedy recovery =)

Thank you Shirley Annie and Sharon, that duct tape my girls picked out for me, LOL Annie, LOL yes that noise scared the crap outta me! LOL Funny now but wasnt when it happened...I was just thinking before I got out of bed to check it out "just what we need, what is it this time" LOL Not sure if you can tell in the photo but some of the jugs are even cracked open from it and smooshed pretty good. Ill try and get a better photo of the jugs I winter sowed here in a couple days when I can straighten them out a little better.

Melinda! Sounds like you got a wonderful box from Sue! Love all the Irish!

Sharon I am still drooling over your fabulous list, LOL I am gonna have to get back to you on that. I think I am narrowing it down to a hosta (I think, LOL) Thank you so much Sharon!

Jayeanne

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Melinda Hagen

Good morning all! I hope everyone is staying warm and having a great day. We are fixing to head to he oncologist this morning in Springfield, Mo to hopefully get some answers. He is still not in school and I am so worrying about this, but doesn't have the energy and spleen still enlarged and don't want him there as afraid it might get hit and rupture. So praying for good answers.
Sue, I am glad you liked the box I sent!
Shirley, glad your sister is going home. Will continue the prayers!
Jayeanne, love the pics of your wintersowing. I've done some but not as much as I usually do. But still have time to do a few annuals. Just too busy being babysitter and not doing well for about 5 weeks myself. Couldn't do any with blood clots in my arm when it was time to do it. Just put them in refrigerator and maybe will bring them out later and plant.
Big hugs to all today, Melinda

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Christine00

he had lazy eyes. they are healing nicely. he spent the morning outside running and playing! so glad to see him acting like himself again!!

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pinkiris

A BIG Hug and MANY THANKS to Annie! wow!! The luck of the Irish has arrived! LOL Annie sent a very creative 'Pot of GOLD Certificate' (even had some Irish green!) LOL! some very cozy purple/pink socks, note tablet with pink markers, some seeds that I have been wanting including...trailing white lobelia, honeywort kiwi blue, poppy laurens grape, petunia sparklers, and heliotrope marine. (going to get these sowed this evening) and some reblooming Iris! Do you by chance know the color of the Iris? Iris is one of my all time favorites...brings back many good memories of my grandmother =) I LOVED everything Annie, thank you ever so much!

Jayeanne

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micyrey

hello
sorry to be such a no show for a wile, my computer is a bit skitzo.

I got a great box from shirley, 4 lilys, stargazer, giraffe, expression, and dolly madison. and 3 irises, snowbrook, alice goodman, and bugle boy blues. thanks so much, I love these and will enjoy them.

I will have my box on the way very soon.
thanks
michelle

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 9:47PM
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Panhandle_Seed_Swap(8 Florida Panhandle)

I got a great package from Christine today (see photo)! Thank you! She chose "Purple" and Spring" as her days...

Sky Mixture Gladiolas and Blue Bedder Salvia as purple and a whole bunch of great seeds from my want list as well as Sugar Plum Mixture Glads for spring!

Thank you so much, Christine! It really brightened my day.

Sheri

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Sharon/toomanyanimals **sent
Sheri/Panhandle ** sent / received
michelle/micyrey **received/
Jayeanne/pinkiris - ** sent
Jeanne/sandlapper_rose **sent
Bethb/beth b Kodiak
Vina/flowergirl34
Shirley/brittneysgran **sent
ME/mellen
Christine/christine00 **received / sent
Melinda/ ilovefarac - **sent
Sue G/sguanson - ** received
Annie/canyonwind - ** received / sent

Sheri, what a wonderful box from Christine and the packaging is so colorful.

sharon

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margaret_2007(5A)

Hello, Lovely Ladies-As you know I haven't been joining too many of the swaps for some time. I now believe it is time for me to withdraw due to health reasons. I have so enjoyed participating & love all involved here but can't do what I believe is an active member. That means I need one of you dear ones to take May for me as Hostess. I do apologize for this & hope at a later date I will be able to become more active than I can now. Thank each of you dear ones & I have so many of my plants that I have received from the group & can't wait to see what comes up this Spring. Please know I care for each of you. Blessings, Margaret

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brittneysgran

Margaret-Thanks for letting us know about May's swap. Praying your health will return, blessings to you sweet lady. Please let us know how you are doing and join in any time.

Christine-Hugs and prayers to your little boy with his eyes. Hope he is still doing well.

Michelle-Glad you liked the box. Hope you have lots of blooms.

Melinda-How is Stoney? I received his sweet card today. He is still on my prayer list as well.

Great boxes ladies....Think Spring.

My sweet Sister came home yesterday. I will cook some meals for her and her DH but will have to find out what she can and can't eat.

Shirley

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canyonwind(9)

Shirley, I will take the month of May for Margaret.

Sweet Margaret, you are in my prayers....be well......

Sheri and Michelle, wonderful "march days" packages you received.

Prayers for all of our special people,,,,,Stoney and Melinda, Christine's young boy and Christine, Margo, Shirley and her sister, Margaret....who am I forgetting? Well, I will say an Annie prayer for all of the OBF'ERS and those they care for and love.. A wise warrior told me many years ago, "We can use all the help we can get....a prayer certainly will never hurt"............................So true!

Have a wonderful weekend! Keep the faith.............

Annie

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Melinda Hagen

Good morning all! Stoney Matthew actually played a little yesterday!
His dr. in Springfield could find nothing on the immune system tests they did, but drew 6 more tubes of blood and going to test some other things. Little Rock is still going over the bone marrow smears they rec'd. So a lot is still pending, but they want him to go back to the blood disorder dr. In Little Rock, it is never ending and never any answers, but things aren't right, some of his blood work is good, some bad, don't know why that is like that, etc. Craziest I have ever seen! But nice to see him feel almost normal for a day! Hoping that continues and this was just a fluke, but everyone says there is something wrong but it is pretty rare, who knows?

I too am sending prayers for all of you who need them. I do that daily anyway and always have!
Hoping everyone has a beautiful weekend.
So sorry Margaret that your health is declining, but we are all going to get there. I had to change a swap due to blood clots in my arm last month. But that resolves until I get more, not first time, but hopefully the last. These ones were the worse though.
But do stop in and say hello and let us know how you are doing. I still have The outside hand shovels you sent me in a swap and best ones I ever rec'd! I use them always!
Was quite few years back!
Everyone has rec'd some very nice boxes!
Hoping everyone has a wonderful weekend! Love your family and friends and enjoy your life! Big Hugs, Melinda

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brittneysgran

March - Sharon (In progress)
April - Sheri
May - Annie
June - Shirley
July - Carol
August - Melinda
September - Jeanne
October - Annie
November - Maryanne
December - Sheri

Thank you Annie for taking May....my favorite month. I love the month of May. As you may know my Birthday is December 24th and I have never liked my December Birthday. My Sister's Birthday is in May and she always had a Birthday party. I was so jealous and wanted a party like hers. We were always out of school for weeks during this time and who would come to a party on Christmas eve. My Children always try to make it extra special now because they know I wanted a different Birthday.

Melinda-So good to hear the news about Stoney Matthew. When they are ready to play they usually feel better.

Christine-Hope you Son is doing well with his eyes.

Margaret-Don't know if you are checking in with the group but big hugs to you.

And Lord bless us all....whether we need it today or in the future.

What a gorgeous day we had. We moved 15 peonies, planted some seeds, cleaned up some flower beds and dug some daffodils for some friends who came to visit.

Shirley

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Christine00

sheri, glad you like it:)) yes my little boy is doing good:) hes back to his normal rambunctious self!

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Panhandle_Seed_Swap(8 Florida Panhandle)

I loved it, Christine. Thank you! I worked in the garden, too, Shirley! Transplanted my Ms. Mars Sunflower seedlings along the fence (inside to protect them from deer).

Christine's glad bulbs went on the outside of the fence, because the package said they are deer resistant. They leave the canna's alone, so I think they'll be safe. They usually take a taste test, then walk on.

I'm excited to host April! You're gonna love it. :)

Sheri

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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Prayers for all who are having difficulties of one kind or another.

I did receive a very nice box from Sharon a couple of days ago. Just been very busy here. She went all out for St. Pat's and Spring. She decorated some green straws with shamrocks, made some little shamrock flowers that she put into a pot of gold. It is really cute. Also sent along some USPS flowers stamps, dental stick for my dog, and catnip for the kitties. They went NUTS, of course. lol Finally, she sent a bag of lily bulbs which will be beautiful. I do love lilies! Thank you so very much for the fun gifts.

Vina, I will be getting your package out either tomorrow or Tuesday.

ME

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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

Prayers to all who need them. Margaret, I hope you still come to visit here on the thread even if you don't feel you can swap. We will certainly miss you!

I received my wonderful package from Beth while I was away. She sent a cute card telling me that St. Patrick's Day is her father's birthday and it's when they always planted peas and potatoes. To go along with that, she included pea seeds. I love planting peas! They get harvested before our hot summer weather arrives. Beth also sent Purple Shamrock plants. I can grow those indoors or out, Beth, and I love them! Also, a shamrock shaped cookie cutter. I love all of it, and thank you so much.

I loved getting to meet my new granddaughter. She is so sweet and such a good baby. Her parents are lucky to have her and she is lucky to have such good parents!

I also received a note from Stoney. I hope you have answers about what is wrong soon and that he continues to have good days. It has to be hard to have no answers at this point.

Happy St. Patrick's Day tomorrow to all!

Jeanne

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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Vina, I hope you do not mind, but I am going to wait a bit to send your goodies. I just got a notice this morning of an order that was just mailed to me today. There are some things in it that I would like to include in your box.
ME

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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Evening all! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Sharon, I'm ready to mail :D Woohoo! I'll post the dc in the morning when I mail. Hope you likey!

Melinda, please thank Stoney for me. I received his lovely Thank You card from sending him his card. What a sweet boy! Made my day!!

Mellen, I don't mind a bit. Send when you get a chance.

Have a super night everyone!!
vina

ps. It was 4 degrees when I got up this morning. Spring can't come soon enough, lol.

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veeja11(z7Wa)

sorry fell asleep for this one, Hi ladies, been raining here for 40 days and nights, been busy building an ark, do I have to bring 2 slugs ?looks like nice boxes being sent, will try for April. big hugs to all my bloomin friends

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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning! Just got back from the post office mailing Sharon's bubblie :)

DC# is: 9114 9012 3080 1090 5189 18 Expected delivery is Thursday.

A couple of weeks ago was the 100th day of school. Each child needed to do a 100 project. 100 of anything. Billy and I made a coral reef. 10 sets of 10 ocean animals . He was so proud! Just brought it home to hang in his room. :)

It only cost us $2.50 to make!

Have a great day!!
vina

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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Veeja, missed you. Here we are clearing brush and pruning for fire breaks. Send some rain. LOL but keep your slugs.
Jeannie, your package arrived yesterday and we both enjoyed opening all the prettily wrapped packages. Candy bag was on top so we nibbled as we worked our way through the box. yum yum.
Yes, I recognized the bunny tails on the packages. Cute and fun Packets were wrapped in springish looking white paper with purple leaves to celebrate both Spring and purple day.
The highlight for me was a little spring chick the sits an your hand and cheeps very convincingly. I miss my chicks and Jack and I both enjoyed playing with this little guy. Package also included a packet of journaling notes, seeds for carrots and , in Purple.... a finger nail brush( perfect after a working in the garden morning) and a tape dispenser shaped like either a snail or a dinasaur.. Either way, I'm keeping that away from my garden. A package of Giant Violet Zinnias will be perfect for my cutting garden.
Very nice choices Jeannie. Many thanks. Take time now to enjoy that precious little girl, hugs
bb

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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Oh NO, I forgot the garlic. No, not in the spaghetti sauce, in my list of goodies. sorry Jeannie. I got a nice bag of garlic bulbs for my garden.Ii put them into the utility room with my seed stash and then forgot to list them.
I need to go sniff the rosemary for my memory!
Anyway, thanks again.

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brittneysgran

Michelle-I received my awesome box from you. Thank you so very much for all the beautiful plants.

Purple Oxalis
Sedum Adolphi 'Fireglow'
Sedum Refletum 'Angelina'
Hens & chicks 'Bronco'
Hens & chicks 'Spherette
Dahlia

I am so into Sedums and Hens & Chicks. Have quite a few and still collecting. I think my Dahlias froze out over the too cold Winter we had so need to replace them. Thanks again Michelle.

Jeanne-Treasure every moment with your sweet GD. They grow up so fast.

Vina-Great job on the 100 project you and Billy did. It always amazes me the great ideas individuals come up with in different projects.

Beth-I need to get me some rosemary. Did your pussy willow cuttings root?

Night ladies.

Shirley

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 9:25PM
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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Sorry ladies I've been missing in action for a couple of days. It's been busy here.
Now I have to read up on what's been happening.

I hope everyone had a nice St Patrick's Day. I forgot to wear green to work. It's kind of a big thing and I took a lot of ribbing for it.

Vina, I love the Coral Reef your son made for the 100th day of school. How creative and COOL .... cool enough to hang on his bedroom wall! LOL

Jeanne, another super cute picture of your granddaughter.

We still have too much snow and frozen ground here to do anything outside. Hopefully soon!

Sharon/toomanyanimals **sent
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michelle/micyrey **received/
Jayeanne/pinkiris - ** sent
Jeanne/sandlapper_rose **sent /received
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Annie/canyonwind - ** received / sent

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 8:43PM
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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

A quick game

Unscramble: more than one word.

aabeptaiws
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    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 8:50PM
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pinkiris

Hi Sharon!

Just wanted to let you know in case you didnt see my post I did receive my wonderful package from Annie =)

Also was wondering on the Iris "Batik" It was very hard to pick something from your list ;) What an amazing list you have! Thank you so much.

Jayeanne

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 9:05PM
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pinkiris

Ill take a guess with

" a peba waist"

Jayeanne

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 9:23PM
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Panhandle_Seed_Swap(8 Florida Panhandle)

HAPPY SPRING! Good news, my OBF friends... I am one of the winners in the Botanical Interests "Waiting for Spring" contest! It was really tough competing against cute kids and cats, but we did it!!!

Alana, Annie, Melinda H., Shirley C., Sharon, Mellen, Shirley S.,Margo and Christine... thank you so much for taking the time to actually vote for MY PHOTO So exciting! :)

It was very kind and thoughtful of you. I'll be emailing all of you, today, at some point. Thanks again!

Here is a link that might be useful: Contest Winners!

This post was edited by Panhandle_Seed_Swap on Thu, Mar 20, 14 at 16:01

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

A quick game - HINT
Unscramble: more than one word.

aabeptaiws

_ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _

Jayanne, thanks for letting me know about Annie.
and no problem about Iris Batik. I love that one and will be happy to send you a piece next month .... which isn't too far away!

Sharon/toomanyanimals **sent / received
Sheri/Panhandle ** sent / received
michelle/micyrey **received/
Jayeanne/pinkiris - ** sent / received
Jeanne/sandlapper_rose **sent /received
Bethb/beth b Kodiak **sent/received
Vina/flowergirl34 **sent/
Shirley/brittneysgran **sent /received
ME/mellen ** received
Christine/christine00 **received / sent
Melinda/ ilovefarac - **sent
Sue G/sguanson - ** received
Annie/canyonwind - ** received / sent

I just received my package from Vina and will write you about it as I open it.
First I want to say how lovely the package is decorated! That is a treat in itself. I bet the postwoman loves you Vina!

Oh, Oh, purple foil grass is poking out of the envelope ..... I've got to dig around in it to find my treasures ...
Found one .... Iris siberica blue! LOVE These
Magnetic note pads for the refrigerator! How cute!
Comfy 'Crush Cozy Socks' purple of course and its still cold here.
A VERY colorful kitchen towel with Butterflies on it ... this one is going up to the cottage, it will look perfect there.
Digging ... digging ... there is something metal in here ....
Wait for it .... wait for it ....
ITS A ....
METAL BLUE BIRD. LOL

All so very appropriate to celebrate Purple Day and the Vernal Equinox! AND I LOVE THEM ALL. They brought a smile to my face. :o)
Did you plan this out so I received the box on the 1st Day of Spring? How Wonderful!!

sharon

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

BIG CONFESSION HERE.

I incorrectly spelled the name of my Scrambled words.
My face is bright red.
Sorry if I had some of you pulling your hair out!
What can I say, I call this object the name I spelled, even though it is called something else.

IT SOULD BE A EASY QUICK GAME NOW.
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A quick game - HINTS
Unscramble:
This object has become a favorite of mine to use for small easy artistic projects.

shawi _ _ _ _ _ _
peat _ _ _ _

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 9:22AM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

I am so sorry about not getting my box out by now. Had a small accident (fall) last week and had to go into the office all this week instead of working at home (30 miles each way ouch!) - anyway no excuses...I will get it out very soon!

Sue G

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Melinda Hagen

I am guessing Shawi Tape.
Sue, I hope you didn't get hurt bad in your fall! Don't worry about the package, I know it'll get here when you get time.
Just take care of yourself! Melinda

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Melinda, you got the word tape right.
But shawi is scrambled.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 6:36PM
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Melinda Hagen

I don't know why I typed it like you had it. I meant washi tape. I hope that's it!

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brittneysgran

Melinda-I think you have it....congratulations.

Sue G. - Sorry to hear about your fall....hope you are soon 100%.

Such nice boxes received, this group is the greatest.

Planted lilies until I will probably dream about them tonight.
Have a few more to plant when we get some more dirt.
Melinda and Sharon have yours to ship out Monday for the winning games we did in Feb. Such nice bulbs, Bert from Touch of Nature always has great bulbs. I actually met him yesterday when I was in Atlanta to pick up my bulbs. Looks nothing like his picture (LOL). If any of you are familiar with the site All Things Plants and the co-ops that happen there you know Bert (DUTCHMAN) is wearing a mask in his picture. He shared with me yesterday his Daughter sneaked and took a picture of him while he was napping on the couch and threatened to post the real him. He said it took some money to talk her out of doing this.
I love meeting people who you trade and buy from on the gardening sites.

Shirley

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 8:29PM
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Melinda Hagen

Shirley, I so wanted in on the lily co-op, but I must be quite dumb as can't seem to figure out how it works. I signed up and get the newsletter, which I enjoy! But haven't figured out how to do the co-ops. Are there any going right now? Maybe I can figure it out if spend more time there. Just wasn't sure what I was doing! I am sure it is easier than it seems.

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Melinda, you are the big winner! I call the tape Wasabi tape .... probably because Washi reminds me of Wasabi, and I love saying Wasabi and I love Wasabi nuts! So when I typed out the scrambled word I put in Wasabi. LOL I hope I'm forgiven.
We are staying below freezing here till Thursday, so I should get your prize mailed out then.

Melinda, give those co-ops a try. I've done them before and have been happy.

Shirley, you are one lucky girl! I wish I had the room to keep planting and planting. Especially the dayilies and the bulbs .... my favorites. We are planning on moving in about 5 years and hubby doesn't want me digging up anymore land. He is happy I'm finally into gardening again and says maybe we can get an acre or 2 when we move ... as long as he gets his John Deer. LOL We will see ...

I have bought from Bert before and have never been disappointed. How wonderful you got to meet him.

I need to trim my Rose Bushes soon. Anyone else this far behind?

Sharon

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 8:45AM
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Melinda Hagen

Thanks Sharon! Yes, I am behind. I need to trim roses and many things.
I wanted in on the lily co-op but wasn't sure exactly what I was doing so didn't. I should have asked someone. I posted a question once, and someone messaged me back and I had put it in the wrong place, felt like an idiot so didn't ask anymore! LOL!~ I wanted some of the tiny series of lilies. I have tiny ghost and tiny sensation and love them,so hopefully someday I'll get some more!
Hope everyone has a great Sunday. I need to get around and get ready for church!
Melinda
P.S. Shirley do they do a daylily coop? I do want in on that if they do one;

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brittneysgran

Melinda I am so sorry you missed the lily co-op...shoot I should have helped you through the web site. You know the Daves Garden groups have just about quit co-ops. So I love the reliable co-ops when you find them. Yes they do have daylily co-ops. I think someone posted that Gilbert H. Wild has a huge daylily sale going on. I am so into the newer daylilies I don't buy the older ones any more. I just received an order from them, I bought peonies, grasses, coneflowers and etc. They have wonderful peonies if you like those. I really like the tiny series of lilies as well. One of my favorites is Tiny Padhye and it was on the co-op list this year. They also had Tiny Dancers, Tiny Double You, Tiny Sin and Tiny Sensations. Bert does want everyone to list the ones he will need to order for this Fall.

Sharon-I do love that I can expand my gardens when ever I get a whim. I just point to a new site and tell DH to dig it up. He knows better than to argue because I will hire someone to do it. LOL I am proud of him, he has been working so hard this year and the flower beds show it. Almost weed free and mulched. I hope to have the Garden Club Group and the Master Gardeners here this year. It makes a big difference if you are retired and can work at it each day. When DH wanted to retire last year I told him you will have to keep the flower beds attended if I have to work. So the deal was done.

Shirley

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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Vina, your box WILL got out tomorrow!

Shirley, I always order from Bert, too. Love his bulbs, etc. I have never been disappointed. Do you think Vina might deduce from this that she may be getting a bulb or two? lol

ME

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pinkiris

Melinda and Stoney - I rec'd a sweet note from Stoney Matthew today, just so happy to make him happy! My son was anxiously awaiting to see how he liked what he picked out for him. Hope he is doing better. =)

Shirley - Not sure of the co op with the lilys but next go around that is something I would be interested as well.

Thank you Sharon for hosting...what a fun swap!

Jayeanne

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canyonwind(9)

Just got mail from young man Stoney....a very nice thank you note! Thank you Stoney Matthew...............what a nice gentleman you are to send out thank you notes.
Thinking of you......................

Melinda, congratulations on the WIN!

Sue, do take care!

Sharon, this has been an awesome swap....thank you.

Happy Monday!

Annie

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Sheri/Panhandle ** sent / received
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Jayeanne/pinkiris - ** sent / received
Jeanne/sandlapper_rose **sent /received
Bethb/beth b Kodiak **sent/received
Vina/flowergirl34 **sent/
Shirley/brittneysgran **sent /received
ME/mellen **sent/ received
Christine/christine00 **received / sent
Melinda/ ilovefarac - **sent
Sue G/sguanson - ** received
Annie/canyonwind - ** received / sent

Just a few more boxes and then we are done for this month.
Hoping everyone is doing well.
Sue, hope you are recovered from your fall.
Shirley, hope your sister is mending now.
Always keeping Stoney in my thoughts.
sharon

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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Sharon, thank you for the petunia seeds! I did get them. :)

Stoney, thank you for the sweet card. You are quite the young man!

Vina, your box went out today. Finally.......

ME

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brittneysgran

Jayeanne-I will let you know when the next lily co-op happens.

Sharon-Thanks for asking about my Sister. She was released by the Dr. and went back to work Monday.

Beth-I received the rosemary....thank you so much. Can't wait to get a nice start of these varieties.

Shirley

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 9:19PM
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Panhandle_Seed_Swap(8 Florida Panhandle)

Thank you for a great swap, Sharon! I'll be posting the OBF April swap on the morning of March 31. :)

Sheri

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 8:10AM
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Melinda Hagen

Haven't been on much, but wanted to thank Shirley for the wonderful chill out lily bulb! I love it and don't have that one!
To all who are thinking about Stoney Matthew, thank you so much! He is some better but still definitely not back to normal and we still have no diagnosis.
Now his oldest brother has been in the hospital since Tuesday and will be a while before he comes home. I've been there everyday, I left early today to take care of few things I had to do . They took him back to surgery today, they had nicked his colon in the first one and he is one sick boy! His temp was 102.4 when I left. He has a way to go before he is going to be better. I'm tired and worried,but know that all will be well in the end.
Thanks again for the prize Shirley!
Hope everyone has a great evening! I'm going to try to sleep a little as probably will have to go back up before long.

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Shirley, Thank you so much for the lovely Tiny Padhye Lily. I am so looking forward to seeing it bloom this summer!
Sharon

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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Sorry to hear about your brother, Melinda. The same thing happened to my stepmother many years ago.

I'm a bad bad Sue not sending your box yet but I hope you like it when you get it - after all it's still Spring right? LOL

Anyway I'm feeling better so it will be on it's way soon.

Sue G

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 5:29PM
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Melinda, oh, those poor parents! 2 children sick at the same time. I hoping for the best for both of your grandchildren! I looked up the lily you received from Shirley,'chill out', how pretty!

Sue, glad you are feeling better! It's still March, so your box isn't late yet!

Shirley, I'm so excited about the Tiny Padhye Lily, I couldn't wait to plant it in the frozen ground, so I have planted it in a Styrofoam coffee cup in the basement with my seedlings. I even pulled off a lobe (?) of the bulb to try and get a second one started. LOL

I'm seeing my sister this weekend ... we were hoping for a 50 degree day, but weather says we will lucky to hit 40. :o(
Still winter if you ask me!

sharon

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 7:03AM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Melinda, sending prayers for both boys. Hope by now things are looking better for both.
Sending hugs too

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brittneysgran

Melinda-So sorry to hear the news about your Grandson. Please keep us informed and I will be praying he will be home soon. Hope to hear Stoney Matthew is 100% better real soon. I hope Chill Out blooms beautiful for you.

Sharon-I have read on some of the gardening sites that you can take a piece of the lily scale and start a new one. LMK if it works for you. Hope you and your Sister have a wonderful time together.

My Beautiful Daughter called last night and asked me to go with her to some yard sales this morning. I went and we found a treasure here and there. It was so good to spend the day together. We ended up in another town and checked out stores we do not have in our town. It is so nice to have a best friend who is also your Daughter.

Shirley

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Panhandle_Seed_Swap(8 Florida Panhandle)

I'm going to post April's OBF swap theme today, instead of tomorrow! Shirley's story about finding treasures with her daughter motivated me... hint hint. ;) I hope everyone can play!

    Bookmark   March 30, 2014 at 8:01AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Good morning everyone!

We've been out of town for the last 9 days. Just got home yesterday...and what was waiting for me MaryEllen's box!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!

ME, included some beautiful Lily Bulbs. Different Varieties, a lovely card, a 'RAINBOW' of pens and pencils and erasers!! HOLY MOLY!! All taped together like a real Rainbow! Adorable sunflower pot footies, a heavenly scented candle, a garden marker... And the absolutely CUTEST turtle!! He's made of copper and has beads on him...even a little tail!!! SO CUTE!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE AWESOME BOX!! I LOVE EVERYTHING!!

Sorry about the late posting. But, this is the first thing I'm doing today...hahahaha...and I'm so tired maybe the last too. :)

Have a great day!
vina

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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Vina, happy to hear you liked your 'stuff.'

Happy April 1, everybody!!!
ME

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veeja11(z7Wa)

prayers for all those in need. been out of it awhile. big hugs to all my bloomin friends looks like we have a new member who has april. hello Sheri, I am one of the oldies, gonna have to play in april its been too long. took oso for his first truck ride today, to get neutered, he may never get in my truck again. gonna be fun for a couple of weeks, gotta keep him in and hes not housebroke. wish me luck and no accidents

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Vina, What a Stellar box you received from ME, sounds like it was worth the wait!! The turtle sounds adorable.!

Carol, good to hear from you. Wishing you luck and no accidents. lol You will have to come over to the April Swap and post pics and storied about OSO.. What does OSO stand for?

This concludes the March Swap, It has been fun ladies!!!!

sharon

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Melinda Hagen

Sharon, thank you for hosting~ It was a wonderful swap, will be better when I receive my box from Sue! I understand she is having some problems I guess! She must have got hurt in the fall worse than I thought! Sue, I hope you are better!
But it's been a lot of fun and you've been a great hostess!
Melinda

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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Melinda I am so sorry, I thought you would have rec'd your box today -- sorry will never be late again. If you don't receive it tomorrow, please let me know!

Sue G

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 5:40PM
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Melinda Hagen

Sue, don't worry about it! I know you were going to send when you could! I was just afraid you got hurt more in the fall than you told us! I don't feel bad towards you at all! Life gets in the way a lot, and I've been late myself before! Don't think anything of it! I will love it when it comes!~ Thanks, Melinda

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Sorry Melinda, for some reason I thought there was only one box still missing out there and when Vina said she had received her box .... well, I thought that was it. But all I had to do was look back at my last listing of sent/rec and I would have seen you were still waiting. I'm glad Sue has gotten back with you.
Thanks Sue for letting us know the box is almost there.
Yes, sometimes life is what happens when we are planning on mailing out a box. LOL
Sharon

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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Melinda,

I've sent you a screen shot of what the USPS website says. I've never had a box lost yet but I'll call them when they open and see if they can tell me anything.

I shipped another box the same day and it arrived just fine.

I'm so disappointed. But if it's truly lost I can make you another one no problem.

Sue G

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 7:40AM
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Melinda Hagen

Wow! Did I ever receive a box from Sue! It was worth the wait! I don't even know where to start on my favorite things as I loved it all! You did an outstanding job of spring and purple things!
Rec'd:
Large bag of tulips purpled with pride blend
Large dinnerplate dahlia
bag of Sparaxis bulbs
bag of freesia bulbs
poppy grow kit
garden rock with purple flowers and lady bug on it
beautiful spring sign done in pastels
hand rake-needed this, can't find my other one
purple garden gloves
black cherry candle-love the scent
purple water bottle
small mini fan
solar dancing bee-nurses at hospital have these sitting on their station desk and I loved them, had never seen them before, so was excited to see one!
frog and snail pot holders
package of jobe's fertilizer spikes
slinky in purples and pastel colors-very fun
absolutely beautiful gem stones polished and ready for necklaces-LOVE these
and pair of earrings made with polished rock-gorgeous!!!
I am thrilled with my box! Thank you so very much!

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Melinda Hagen

Here is the other pic with all the other stuff in my box! Thank you again!

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brittneysgran

Wow what an awesome box....Melinda you must have thought it was Christmas. Love those gem stones...

Sue-Glad to hear you are OK....and please watch those falls.

Sharon-Thanks for a wonderful month of March swapping. You have been an awesome hostess.

Shirley

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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Melinda, Yes, that box certainly was worth waiting for! So many cool items!
Sue, you did yourself proud!

Ok, I guess I can say this again and it will be correct this time. LOL

This concludes the March Swap, It has been fun ladies!!!!
Sharon

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 10:59AM
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Melinda Hagen

Sharon, Thank You so very much for the wonderful prize from the scrambled word contest!~ I rec'd 2 pkgs. of washi tape and package of Dbl. Bouton de Rose Begonias! Thank you so much!~ I love them! Melinda

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pinkiris

Thank you Sharon for my prize of the 'Batik' Iris. I rec'd this on Sat. (I think) but have had lots of family visiting so the days got away from me. I planted it today and will let you know how it does. Thank you ever so much =)

Hugs,
Jayeanne

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 9:27PM
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