NEW: obf Christmas in July swap

veeja11(z7Wa)July 1, 2013

The weather is hotter than hello kitty, everywhere. so I have 3 choices for you guys, no swap, a christmas card, dishtowel that you feel reflects your partner, in colors they request and a pic of your fav family member from christmas. or plants. please sign up and pick your swap. you must be a member of Obf to join this swap, if you wish to join please contact myself or Shirley, look forward to your choice. will try to get a game going soon. above all lets have fun. hugs carol

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smitties

I wouldn't mind the dish towel swap. Shipping cost wouldn't be much and I know I can always use a dish towel. I also enjoy using something I know comes from a GW friend. Also, pictures always help put a face to a name.

I will keep an eye on this swap to see what everyone else wants.

Margo

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 9:22PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

is anyone alive out there, thankyou Margo, if there is any response I would be in for a towel also

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 9:27PM
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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

i like the dishtowel idea as well. since this is christmas in july, are we shooting for a holiday theme, or just anything?

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 12:26AM
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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Carol, I'm out this month ... Vacations and weddings.
Sharon

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 10:08AM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

gonna need more sign ups, is anyone out there ? dish towel will be in your partners colors anything that reminds you of them, a christmas card and pic of yourself or your favorite family member, which for you would probably be grand daughter. sign ups untill the 15th mail by the 30th , srry your out Sharon, enjoy your vacation and wedding. hugs carol

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 1:24AM
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smitties

Hey Veeja, not sure if everyone is out on vacation or what. I think we should still do it with the three of us if no one else signs up.

I see we still have a week if anyone wants to join in. It's simple too.

Margo

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 8:46AM
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canyonwind(9)

I have been out of town and will be home tomorrow. I would love to do a dish towel gig with you ladies!

Happy July!

Annie

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 10:50PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

ok swap is a go 4 is enough but would sure like more, it is a dish towel, my kitchen colors are maroon and white and roosters, post yours please will post partners on the 16th as I will be quite busy till then neighbors are having a barbq for my and 3 others b day, one lady is cooking mexican food, there goes me diet. stay cool. thankyou for signing up so far Margo, Maryanne, Annie and me. big hugs ladies
carol

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 11:41PM
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smitties

My kitchen is a light blue. I don't have a theme but love florals. I hope a few more join in.

Another storm blew through here yesterday. No tornadoes but high winds and a lot of rain. We had three nights straight where tstorms came in and made quite a mess. Yesterday, the wind blew several things off our deck and just about leveled my tomato and jalapeno plants. I uprighted them but not sure how they will do. The farmers around here had a lot of crop damage, mainly corn and some won't be able to recover from it. Luckily, the worst of it went south and north of us. After almost 14 days in a row of rain, we have a five day break from it. I can get out and do some gardening over the weekend.

Thanks for hosting Carol and have fun. Margo

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 12:15AM
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jlee160(5 MI)

I am out this month too. Drowning in homework.. just came up for air for a second;)
hope everyone is doing well

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 11:56AM
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canyonwind(9)

My kitchen is wedgewood blue, accented with the most beautiful color in the world...red! However, I am easy, a fun or crazy or pretty dish towel is great!

Carol, Thanks for hosting !!

Annie

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 6:57PM
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zackey(GA 8b)

I would love to join this swap. i don't care what colors my dish towel is. I sure could use a new one!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 6:34PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

I can do a dishtowel swap as well. I'm not picky but I like something with dark green in it as one of the colors.

Sue G

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 8:50AM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

I need a list of current members, Zackey , don't recognize you, but if it is ok with you other ladies, since it is such a small swap, we coul have her use this swap as her swap to join the group, if you want to Zackey. plmk thankyou for joining Sue, I recognize you hugs carol

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 1:00AM
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smitties

I am ok with Zackey joining in. I know her name from seed exchanges, especially the Secret Santa one last year.

Last day for joining in everyone. It is a simple one that doesn't involve any high cost in postage. Like I said, who couldn't use a new dishtowel?

Have a good day. Margo

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 8:34AM
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zackey(GA 8b)

I'd like to join if it is ok with everyone. I have about 100 different varieties of seeds.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 9:02PM
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smitties

Hey Carol, everything ok? I thought we were going to get partners yesterday :)
Hope you haven't had any problem come up.

Hot, hot, hot here. Supposed to stop by this weekend and be in the 80's.

Found out at the baby shower on Saturday that our first grandchild will be a boy. Braydon Woodruff Smith. Gonna love him.

Margo

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 9:24AM
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canyonwind(9)

Margo, I love....love....love the name Braydon Woodruff Smith. I am so happy for you!!!!! New life....what a JOY!!!

Carol must be busy having a good time!! Party on Carol!!

Will check in tomorrow to see if there are any updates!!

Annie

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 12:20AM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

sorry I am late, neighborhood b day party, now they wanna chat for hrs daily, hope I get this right
Annie has Earthly
Earthly has Margo
Margo has Annie
Zackey has carol
carol has Sue G
Sue G has Zackey
think this is everyone but i am known for being spacey, so jlmk if I messed up.
Sue send me your addy please, I lost it again. hugs to all my bloomin friends

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 6:06PM
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zackey(GA 8b)

Are we swapping seeds too?

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 6:32PM
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smitties

Zackey, I understand your confusion but here is a quote from an above post.

"dish towel will be in your partners colors anything that reminds you of them, a christmas card and pic of yourself or your favorite family member"

Most members have posted what their kitchen colors are so you might want to look back to see if your partner has posted. You could email them if not. Hope this helps.

Annie, I have your address so will be working on your package asap.

I guess I spelled the coming baby's name wrong, it should be Brayden. I was chastised by my other children, LOL.

Hot, hot, hot but the weekend will be cooler, thank goodness. Margo

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 10:36PM
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canyonwind(9)

Margo, I still love the name....Brayden! Take your time on the package. Do what is convenient for you!

Maryanne, I just sent you an email confirming your mailing address. I am not sure if your email address is current. There is not one listed here on your member page so hopefully the one I have is right on.

Happy Friday!!

Annie

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 11:49PM
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canyonwind(9)

Part of Maryannes Christmas in July has been sent...the rest of it will be sent Monday.

Maryannne, sent you an email yesterday!!

A "Q"....Does anybody here grow Airplants (Tillandsia)????? Curious about a good online source to buy them!!

Happy Saturday!

Annie

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 12:06PM
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pinkiris

Is it too late?? would love to do the dishtowel, great idea!!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 4:17PM
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smitties

I received my package from Maryann today and I couldn't be more thrilled. What a thoughtful package.
First, there was a lovely card with a congrats on the coming grand baby.
Next, she sent a dishtowel which has been crafted into a gift bag, very, very clever. The dishtowel has a recipe on it titled, Grandma's special sugar cookies. If you prefer the towel, you simply rip the seam out and it becomes the towel.
Inside the dishtowel gift bag was a package of baby announcement cards where a pic goes in the front. Will be proud to send these out in October.
Next there was a Christmas ornament tin that contains a package of a substance that you smooth out into the tin and then get an imprint of baby's hand or foot, once it dries it is an ornament. I can't wait to do this when I visit once the baby is born.
Next, she included some little note cards. Very pretty.

Maryann, a lot of thought went into your package and I just love it. Thank you so much for helping make the coming event of a new grandchild so special. I am going to try to post a picture in the next couple of days.

Annie, picked up your towel today and will be working on the package in the next couple days. The owner of the gift shop in on vacation and I am in charge so I am working five days this week. We are getting in all kinds of new stock including Christmas which is getting priced and put up in our attic. With only two other employees and both being newer, it has been a bit crazy.

Rain most of the day here today which I happily welcomed. Helps my day that I don't have to go out and water.

Margo

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 9:22PM
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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

hi everyone.

margo, so glad it arrived. forgot the Christmas card and picture, well, actually, I probably never saw that until I just read an update. imagine Fiona from shrek, just less green LOL. glad it arrived and I was so thrilled to send to you and loved picking those things out - way too hot to send plants, so this was a real welcome change. i'm a sucker for anything grandmom myself. have you decided what you will be called by the baby?

annie, thanks, just read your emails, i'll be back in town on Friday, so hopefully things will be there when I get home. i'm excited :-)

it's raining like mad here in the mountains. started earlier today. we were out and about and you couldn't see in front of you, it was like a sheet of rain. rushed home because all the windows were open. got lucky, as heavy as it rained, not too much wet inside, but we were soaked through and through.

hope everyone has a great day tomorrow. i'm thinking of going blueberry picking, but haven't decided for certain yet. looking forward to hearing what everyone receives (and i'm especially intrigued by my being shipped from a store LOL)

maryanne

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 11:46PM
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smitties

Here is the picture of the things Maryann sent me. I thought they would be understood better. I just love the towel/pouch idea and plan to copy it for myself. (Future swap idea, lol).

Maryann, I didn't really want to be called grandma because I didn't want Brayden, (love putting that down) having to say grandma Smith or grandma Woodruff. I feel it should be more personal if that makes sense. I was trying to decide when my son requested I be called Nana. I was thrilled to say the least because that is what they called my MIL who is now gone. They were very close to her and thought a lot of her so that made me feel pretty special.

By the way, I say go do the blueberry picking. I love to pick blueberries and there is no where around here to go. So fun and yummy at the same time.

Margo

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 11:11AM
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zackey(GA 8b)

Such nice gifts! It has rained here every day since I can remember. I'm enjoying the cool down after the rain. Very unusual here. It used to just make it balmy. I've had my windows open most of the summer. Enjoying the fresh air.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 5:50PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

Hello Ladies, srry no game yet, my brain is fried, I need rain. got pkg packed will mail tuesday, hugs to all my bloomin friends

    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 10:55PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

Hello Ladies, srry no game yet, my brain is fried, I need rain. got pkg packed will mail tuesday, hugs to all my bloomin friends

    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 10:56PM
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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

hi everyone... annie, received my package when I came home after being away - and am away again. I grabbed all the mail, so once I go through things and open and take pix, i'll be back to post, but I just wanted you to know it arrived.
maryanne

    Bookmark   July 27, 2013 at 11:18PM
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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

Good morning everyone.

I received my wonderful swap box from Annie. It arrived sometime during the week, but I was not home until yesterday (if only for the day) to pick up mail, etc. So excited when I opened my package.

I just LOVE this set, the feel, the color, the design. They will certainly be put to great use. Thanks so much Annie!!!! And thanks so much for sharing the pic of your beloved pet, what a beauty. It's so tough to lose one, my heart still aches sometimes for my beloved Hazel - maybe they are both running around in doggie heaven to. I also received a star ornament, which we hung up on our picture wall along with your baby!

Thanks again Annie...I love everyone.

Carol, great idea for a swap. Hope we can do something like this again.

Maryanne

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 1:08PM
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smitties

I have been working on my package for Annie and need to finish it up tomorrow. In the meantime I realized we were to send a picture of ourselves so I decided to post a picture of myself and my daughters taken last year at my oldest daughters wedding. This is Elizabeth (bride), Emily, and myself. I haven't had any developed to send to Annie so thought I would share with everyone. Elizabeth and I wish we could do a redo as she and I have been doing Weight Watchers and she lost 15 pounds and I have lost 23. (I also do not like the way they did my hair).

We helped move Emily out of her apartment today and cleaned it all up. Last weekend we did the same for Elizabeth and her husband. Next week, we move our son to Indiana and the follwoing week, we move Emily into her new apartment, (her stuff is stored at her brothers house). Needless to say, life has been crazy and the gardens are suffering for it. Once everyone is moved and on their own, I will have more time for myself. :)

Annie, will be getting your package out on Tuesday and will post the DC at that time.

Margo

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 10:51PM
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smitties

I did it. I finally got my package ready and will be mailing it tomorrow. I love being able to print postage at home but with three other family members on the internet, it took forever. Once I get the package in the mailbox and off to Annie tomorrow, the dc will be traceable but til then, here it is.

9405 5036 9930 0009 5171 57

Margo

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 9:55PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

beautiful pic, I received my pkg from zackey today, pretty aqua dish towel , nice card an pic of zackey and hubby, bonus amaryllis seeds. thankyou zackey and welcome to obf, my pkg will fly tomorrow, hugs to all my bloomin friends carol

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 11:59PM
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zackey(GA 8b)

Margo, I would love to know how to print postage at home. I'm thinking about selling on E bay.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 1:25PM
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smitties

Zackey, it is easy. Just go to the United States Post Office website and register. Then click on mail a package and follow the prompts. Once you enter the info, you just print the label from your printer. You do need a scale though. It doesn't have to be expensive, just accurate. If you print from home, you get a 5% deal off the post office price. The website only does priority though.

Margo

    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 8:09PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

my box to sue flew today, hope you get it fast, please update me on who has not received, I know you are one Sue, as I just mailed, but not sure who else is still waiting, or who has august. big hugs carol

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 12:12AM
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smitties

I know Annie has not received mine but it is scheduled for delivery tomorrow or so the post office says. They say two day delivery and it often takes four or five.

Margo

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 9:29AM
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zackey(GA 8b)

Thanks Smittie. I know I need a scale. I didn't know about the discount. Not sure if my laptop can handle it.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 2:04PM
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canyonwind(9)

Maryanne, so glad you received. Apparently, tracking was off....... You had received and tracking still said it had not been delivered.

I am quite sure your Hazel and my Lizzie Rose are partying in the heavens having a darn good time....smile!!

Margo, I always enjoy everything you send my way. I will post after I receive! Happy Wednesday evening!

Annie

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 10:01PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

Sue, are you alive out there ?

    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 12:06AM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Yes I'm out here!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 7:14AM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Carol, I got your box today - that was fast ! I received a really cute pic of Carol and her hubby applie themed dish towels, cloths, pot holder, and mitt (hope this won't spoil the surprise but this is exactly what I got my partner, what a hoot!) Also a really cute Christmas card which is absolutely appropriate for my house (I have four cats) It's a pick of an evil looking cat at a Christmas Tree and says "Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, your ornaments are History!" so true, so true! Also a lovely Angel doll ornament for the tree. Love everything, thanks so much!

Sue G

    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 8:14PM
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smitties

Annie, the post office DC says your package was delivered yesterday. Did it go to the right place :)

Margo

    Bookmark   August 2, 2013 at 6:25PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Zackey send me your address!

Sue G

    Bookmark   August 2, 2013 at 10:21PM
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canyonwind(9)

Margo it arrived yesterday.....I found it on the front porch this morning tucked away behind a pot...intact!! I had to leave this morning thus I just opened it over a Margarita.

Margo, as usual you send me way to much! I love it all...as usual!

Miss Margo sent me.......

*a very nice note!
*a snowman ornament...cute!
*a gingerbread sticky note pad and pen...cute!
*a little cookbook with Chocolate recipes!
*a red scour pad! My husband thought it was for my face! I hope he was not right...LOL!
*Two red and white kitchen towels...love...love...love! I am big on red towels in my kitchen....perfect...perfect...perfect!
*Two colorful insulated hot pads...not potholders...these are for hot pots/dishes on the counter. Love these!
*Made by Margo...a red (my favorite color) and white beaded necklace....the little white beads remind me of dice....yes, I like to gamble. I am headed this coming week to my favorite Indian casino for a few days...this I will be wearing!

This is wonderful!! Thanks Margo for your generosity.....what a wonderful Christmas in July!!!

Annie

    Bookmark   August 2, 2013 at 10:25PM
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smitties

Annie, not for the face, you are right, it is for scouring. LOL Can you imagine your face if you were to use that on it?

Glad you enjoyed the box. I had a hard time trying to figure out what to include.

Weather is almost perfect here these days. Temps are low and rain is just enough. We have been in the 70's and a customer of ours at the store was complaining it was too cold. Would she prefer we be back in the 90's with high humidity? I don't think so. I will take it and it can stay this way for a long time.

Hope everyone has a good weekend. Margo

    Bookmark   August 2, 2013 at 11:08PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

My box is going out Monday, missed Saturday's mail. Hey, Carol - is someone going to have an OBF August?

Sue G

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 9:38AM
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toomanyanimals(5b/MI)

Annie,
>>>

Sounds like a good plan! LOL

sharon

    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 7:14AM
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zackey(GA 8b)

My package arrived today from Sue. It certainly was like Christmas. I never thought I'd get to the end of the box! So sorry my Vivitar Manager is acting up. I would love to be able to post pictures of all the wonderful things she sent to me. She sent me two plush burgandy kitchen towels, A 7-pack set that included a much needed oven mitt, two cute pot holders with apples on them, and 4 nice matching drying towels for dishes. She also sent a matching burgandy oven mitt with a pretty pattern on it, a solar dancing daisies pot , a nice garden flag with a wooden wheelbarrow full of flowers in it, a sassy cat hanger made of wood with the saying "Because I'm the cat-that's why! Sounds like my kitty! LOL! Several packs of great tomato seeds and a much wanted pack of dill seeds. She also sent a really cute Christmas with a kitten in a stocking and two photos. One of her nice looking hubby opening a Christmas package and one of her daughter's dog with a cute bow in it's fur. I can't thank you enough for you wonderful package!! Maggie-zackey

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 7:47PM
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canyonwind(9)

Wonderful "Christmas in July" packages!!!! Thanks again for hosting Carol!!

Margo, my husband who thinks he knows EVERYTHING, still thinks your scouring pad is for a good face cleaning....LOL! I have told him to use it on his own face and then enjoy the result...LOL! Your red and white bead neckace brought me a bit of luck while on the slot machines.....

Happy Thursday!!

Annie

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 2:09PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

Looks like everyone has received, srry no games this month, had brain freeze. ty everyone for making this a great swap. does anyone have august ? big hugs fried carol

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 7:31PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

Shirley, do you have a list of who has this years swaps ? hope we have someone for Sept. ty carol

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 9:26PM
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