NEW: ~Trick or Treat ~ smell My Feet~ '07

neonposey(z7 NC)October 4, 2007

Hello all! I did this swap a few years ago and everyone really enjoyed it. I thought I would revive it if there's any interest and we can get enough folks to play. Here are the rules from the original swap and the rules are pretty much the same:

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I LOVE HALLOWEEN and think its only fitting that I host a swap. Here are the rules:

* Send as many packs of seeds as you would like to receive back. No more than 4 of one variety.

* Send some seeds that remind you of Halloween. For Example: seeds with bat, cat, or candy in the name. Pumpkins would qualify. Things that are orange, black, crimson red or deep purple. Also things that 'smell' good! These suggestions are optional -- all types and colors of seeds are welcome!

* Send one package of Âsurprise seedÂ. This could be a mixture of seed or a single type, however include some details such as light & water requirements, height, etc. so the recipient will know where to plant and how to care for it. Note: please be considerate of your fellow gardeners and donÂt send anything invasive. That would be a lousy Trick.......

* Include a LIGHTWEIGHT and inexpensive Halloween trinket. Nothing perishable please. (Please no candy that will melt in transit)

* Pack in a bubble envelope and include return postage equal to the amount it cost you to send. Also include a return address label or sheet of paper with your name and address and a copy of your wish list if you like.

You will receive back as many packages of seeds as you sent plus 2 bonus packs and an inexpensive Halloween trinket. One of your seed packs will be a surprise and will only be marked with directions, so you will have to grow them to see what wonderful treat you received.

Deadline for signup is October 15. Deadline for package to be received by me is October 20. You will receive your package back before Halloween on October 31. Anyone wanna play????

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Frances Coffill(7b)

lol, this does sound like fun. I have pretty pumpkin seeds and some black seeds and orange seeds but will need to give some thought to 'mystery' seeds. Do you have a minimum number of seeds/packets to participate in mind?

Frances

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etravia

Oh, this sounds like fun. "Count" me in, whoohooooo!
Maggie

    Bookmark   October 4, 2007 at 8:52PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Frances: its how ever many packs you want to send. Please include enough seeds in each packet to give the receiver a good shot at getting some germination. I usually try to pack my seeds with an amount that I myself, would be happy to receive. The mystery seed packet (or any of the others for that matter) doesn't have to be halloween themed - just pick something nice that you would like to share. I usually use one of my favorites.

It is a fun swap. Hopefully we'll have enough players to make it really fun and interesting. Be sure to update your wants list because I do check those when sending your Halloween Treat back to you!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2007 at 8:57PM
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drippy(7bAL)

I played before, and would like to play again! Yippee!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2007 at 9:23PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Frances, Maggie, Drippy: I'll be in touch with mailing instructions. Drippy - so glad to see you. I had hoped you would join the swap - you have such cool seeds! LOL!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2007 at 10:00PM
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kandituft(5)

sounds like fun - count me in

    Bookmark   October 4, 2007 at 10:49PM
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moonphase(z7 Ga)

count me in too.Love Halloween and seed swaps..
moonphase

    Bookmark   October 4, 2007 at 11:06PM
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etravia

Okay, I'm testing this. Never done it before...I see you guys putting in cool pictures, so I have to try! And I just got a new black kitten!

Maggie

    Bookmark   October 4, 2007 at 11:27PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Welcome Kandi and Moonphase! All of you should have heard from me by now with further instructions and my address. If you haven't please let me know......

A little something to keep you going til Halloween.....

Q: Why are ghosts bad at telling lies ?
A: Because you can see right through them !

Q: What did the ghost teacher say to her class ?
A: Watch the board and I'll go through it again

Q: Who did the ghost invite to his party?
A: Anyone he could dig up!

Come on... we want more players....

    Bookmark   October 5, 2007 at 1:41PM
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poisondartfrog

Okay. The jokes did the trick. I would like to play!
Alana

    Bookmark   October 5, 2007 at 2:21PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

EXCELLENT! Welcome Alanda. We're gonna have some fun. You'll be getting an email from me shortly.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2007 at 8:20PM
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letha1971(7 AR)

Me too!Me too! I want to play!

    Bookmark   October 6, 2007 at 9:08AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Welcome Letha! I'll be mailing you shortly..

    Bookmark   October 6, 2007 at 9:56AM
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drippy(7bAL)

Just a note from one who participated before - I have a pretty good handle on what a lot of seeds look like, but when I participated in the swap before, I didn't know what my mystery seeds (the ones I received) were. They turned out to be xeranthemum annuum, aka Immortelle. Well, they are so beautiful, and have become a staple in my garden since then, as I do a lot with everlastings.

This is really a fun swap!

    Bookmark   October 6, 2007 at 2:33PM
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threeshyacres

Hello,

Oh...this sounds like ghoulish fun! Please sign me up too!

Happy Halloween to come,
Jodi B.
: )

    Bookmark   October 6, 2007 at 4:32PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Sign me up too!

Deb

    Bookmark   October 6, 2007 at 7:58PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Welcome Jodi and Deb ~ I'm thrilled that you'll be joining us. We're going to have a spooktacular time! You'll be receiving an email from me shortly.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2007 at 9:52AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Q. Who did the ghost go with to the Halloween party?
A: With No-Body!

Q: What happens when a ghost gets lost in the fog?
A: He is mist

Q: Where do baby ghosts go during the day?
.A: Dayscare centers

    Bookmark   October 7, 2007 at 10:12AM
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drippy(7bAL)

My seeds went out this morning - trick or treat! :)

    Bookmark   October 9, 2007 at 10:16AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

YAY! I'll be watching for it.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2007 at 1:05PM
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moonphase(z7 Ga)

neonposey,on the surprise seed,do we put the color or is that a surprise to??
moonphase

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 1:36AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Moonphase, I hadn't thought of that, but actually it's a great idea since so many folks color code their gardens.

Thanks for being such a considerate ghoul....

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 7:21AM
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sdpa

I am a newbie - going to give wintersowing a go this year!!

I want to play, too! I've been gathering seeds and drying them on a coffee filter. Just need to get liitle packets to put them in!!!
Sara

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 8:35AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

EXCELLENT! Welcome Sara. The wintersowing forum is my favorite hangout and I'm so glad you will be joining us in Wintersowing '08 as well as this swap. I'll make a note to TREAT you generously in this round robin so you'll have plenty of wintersowing seeds to play with.

I use the 2x3" plastic bags that are located in the craft section at walmart to hold my seeds. They are about $1 for 100 bags. Lots of people make their own or you can search the graphic sites for premade seed envelopes to print off and cut out. The main thing is to remember to tape or glue them well so that they don't leak. I'll be sending you further directions for the swap shortly.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 11:26AM
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paulan70(5)

I would like to play as well. I don't have any cool halloween themed seeds though. Is this still ok. Thanks
And just to make it clear there is no limit on the amount as long as there is at least 4 of each seed packs. Thanks again

Paula

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 4:01PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Welcome Paulan! I'm not sure I understand your question, so please clarify for me if I botch up my answer.

There is no limit to the number of seed packets you can send in. Some folks like to send 10 packs.... others like to send 30. If you only have 2 packets you wish to trade, you may send them and you'll get 4 packets back plus a halloween treat. All I ask is that you include enough seeds in the packet that you send to give the receiver a good chance at germination. For very large seeds such as moonflower seeds, this may only be 5 or 6 seeds. For very tiny seeds such as petunia, it may be 1/16th of a teaspoon, which looks like almost nothing, but actually includes alot of seeds.

If you're asking can you send 4 seed packets of each type of seed, then yes you can - but its not required.

Please let me know if I've answered your question sufficiently and if you still want to join. We'd love to have you!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 5:01PM
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sandysgardens

Neonposey - Count me in on the Swap! I have just started this yearÂs seed trading/swapping and will be fun to be in on this one. Lot's of new seeds to share this year!

Sandy

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 7:31AM
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poisondartfrog

neonposey,
I dropped my spooky seeds in the mailbox this morning. It was fun selecting seeds to trade with a theme in mind.
Thanks for hosting!
Alana

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 7:39AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

So glad to have you Sandy! You'll be receiving an email from me shortly.

Alana ~ I'll be watching for your package to arrive.....

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 10:16AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

ONLY 4 MORE DAYS TO SIGN UP !

This guy goes to a Halloween party with a girl on his back.

"What the heck are you?" asks the host.
"I'm a snail," says the guy.
"But... you have a girl on your back," replies the host.
"Yeah, he says, "that's Michelle!"

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 10:39AM
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paulan70(5)

Yes count me in I have alot of seeds left over. And I am still colllecting more. Thanks

Paula

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 1:38PM
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kek19

You twisted my leg, I wanna play too!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 7:56PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Lookee here y'all! We've got 2 more players. Welcome Paulan and Kek. I'll be emailing you shortly.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 8:19PM
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gee_oh_nyc(6b/7a)

I'm in. Thanks neonposey.
George

    Bookmark   October 12, 2007 at 3:16AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Welcome George! We're thrilled to have you join us.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2007 at 7:19AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Frances: I received your seeds today. Sending you an email...

2 MORE DAYS TO SIGN UP

7 TO HAVE TO YOUR PACKAGES TO ME. Halloween is getting closer and closer....

    Bookmark   October 13, 2007 at 9:09PM
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sccountrygardens91

would love to join in for this swap, just let me know....Sandy

    Bookmark   October 14, 2007 at 12:18AM
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letha1971(7 AR)

Hello everybody!My seeds went out yesterday.Thanks,Letha

    Bookmark   October 14, 2007 at 8:53AM
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singingcrk(z6 KY)

Hi, NeonPosey!

I was part of this swap the last time you did it, and it was so much fun! :) Can I play again?

It's been a while since I've been on Gardenweb, but I've got the seed/winter sowing bug all over again, and my daughter and I do have a few packs we can send!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2007 at 11:50AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Welcome Sandy to the swap. I'm happy to have you join us. We've got quite a few players now so hopefully there will be a good variety and everyone will get 'treated' well. I'll be sending you an email shortly.

Thanks for joining!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2007 at 11:53AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Letha: I'll be watching for your package to arrive.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2007 at 11:58AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Singingcrk: Hi! I remember you from the last swap and am so happy you found this thread and decided to join. It makes me feel good that you enjoyed the last swap enough to play again. I'll be sending you an email shortly.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2007 at 12:12PM
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etravia

My package went out Friday!
Thanks Neon!
Maggie

    Bookmark   October 14, 2007 at 9:57PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

YAY Maggie! More Treats on the way. I'll be waiting.....

LAST DAY to sign up and only 5 more days to have your package to me. Halloween is coming!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2007 at 7:18AM
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kandituft(5)

mailed my package this morning - didn't get as many seeds as I wanted sent of some, but the weather just hasn't cooperated!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2007 at 12:42PM
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gee_oh_nyc(6b/7a)

MuuuUAAHH- HA HA ! ! !
The seeds are in the mail.
George

    Bookmark   October 15, 2007 at 3:12PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

George and Kandi: I'll be watching for your seeds to arrive!

Received seeds today from DRIPPY and ALANA! (Drippy you're killing me here....) All the seeds look great and Drippy sent in 87 packs... Ladies and Gentleman - you are in for a TREAT!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2007 at 8:08PM
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drippy(7bAL)

Suzy, finding Halloween themes was a ton of fun for me. BTW, let me know if I forgot to include postage. My intent was to send extra to distribute extra seeds to a good home (remember, I don't want that many back, PLEASE!), but sometimes I space out when putting packages together.

This swap was "the berries" first time around, and I expect it will be again. :)

    Bookmark   October 15, 2007 at 8:35PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Drippy - you included a ton of postage. LOL. I'm sure it will be put to good use as will the awesome seeds you sent. You put alot of thought into the theme and I was totally amazed. I wish everyone could see the list you put together. I promise to find good homes for your seeds. I'm just stressing over trying to find things to send back to you that you don't already have! LOL. Hopefully I can put something together for you that will be new for you to try and make you smile!

Thank you! You are always a joy to have in any swap!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2007 at 7:22AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

This swap is officially closed to new signups.

Participants please get those seeds in the mail in the next few days so the swapping can begin and you can receive your package back by Halloween. I'm excited about the number of players and the great seeds I'm already receiving.

Again - Please let me know when your package has been mailed so I can keep an eye out for it.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2007 at 7:28AM
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kek19

I'll be heading to the post office today to ship my seeds out. Unfortunantly, I had a few REALLY good plants for this swap, but the seeds haven't ripened yet. :( So I guess I'll just stick with what I have.

Karri

    Bookmark   October 16, 2007 at 12:51PM
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singingcrk(z6 KY)

Arrgh! I missed the mailman! That's what I get for digging for more seeds until the very last minute. well, it's ready to go, and if I don't make it into town tonight, it will go out first thing tomorrow! *biting nails, hoping this doesn't slow you down*

    Bookmark   October 16, 2007 at 1:07PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Kek: I know how you feel about some seeds not being ready. I've got the same situation here. Things seemed to bloom late this year so lots of my pods are green, green green! Oh well. There will be more trades.

Singingcrk: you won't slow me down - everything will be fine. Thanks for caring!

I'll be watching for the seeds ladies and let you know when they arrive.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2007 at 3:38PM
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sandysgardens

Suzie - My envelope went out in this morning mail! Thanks for hosting!!!!

Sandy

    Bookmark   October 16, 2007 at 6:31PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Sandysgardens: I'll be watching for your package. I also got an email from Paula and her package went in the mail today too.

Today I receive Lethas package. I'm thrilled that everyone has gotten into the spirit of the swap so well. Its making it alot of fun for me and hopefully you will feel the same way when you get your treats back.

Letha sent me an awesome card ~ I just have to share:

DRACULA'S TOP TEN FAVORITE SONGS

  1. You're so Vein
  2. Fangs for the Memories
  3. You've got a Fiend
  4. You Don't Bring me Plasma Anymore
  5. Bat's the Way (uh-huh, uh-huh) I Like It
  6. You Light up my Crypt
  7. Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Casket
  8. Don't go Stakin' My Heart
  9. Stranglers in the Night
  10. He Ain't Heavy, Hes My Donor

TOO CUTE! Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2007 at 10:00PM
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singingcrk(z6 KY)

Yay! My seeds went out this morning! That gave me time to find a couple of extra packs. ;) Post office web site says they should still get there by Friday.

This is so much fun!

    Bookmark   October 17, 2007 at 12:10PM
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kek19
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moonphase(z7 Ga)

I am mailing my seeds in the morning.....I am running so late,,lately.:-(

moonphase

    Bookmark   October 18, 2007 at 1:47AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Yesterday I received a package from Kandituft. Nice job Kandi.

I'll be watching for the others that have been mailed. Its almost time for the trading to begin.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2007 at 7:12AM
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kek19

YAY!!

    Bookmark   October 18, 2007 at 10:06AM
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esnapp(z7a nc)

I just found this thread today. Is it too late to sign up? I can sent out a package tomorrow!

Emily

    Bookmark   October 18, 2007 at 11:36AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Emily: If you can mail the package tomorrow, then yes you can sign up. (That will be your first TREAT). I just want to be able to turn them around and get them back to everyone before Halloween. Please unblock your gardenweb email address so I can send you my mailing address or send me an email to: sblakley@alltel.net using your personal account (not thru Garden Web)

We're glad to have you join us!

    Bookmark   October 18, 2007 at 12:27PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Its time now for my most favorite Halloween joke. I love this one... Feel free to share YOUR Halloween jokes.

Three vampires walk into a bar. The waitress comes up to them and asks them what they'll have. The first vampire says, (Transylvanian accent inferred) "I'll have a glass of O Positive." The second vampire says, "I'll have a glass of AB Negative." The third vampire says, "I'm the designated driver. I'll just have a glass of plasma."
The waitress turns toward the bartender and yells,
"Gimme two bloods and one blood lite!"

    Bookmark   October 18, 2007 at 12:35PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Today I received seeds from Sandysgardens and George. Nice job!

    Bookmark   October 18, 2007 at 11:39PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Hi,
I'm going to have to drop out of the swap. Lots of my seeds blew away in the windstorm yesterday. I've been waiting patiently for weeks for these seeds to dry!

Anyways, Have fun seed swapping!

Deb

    Bookmark   October 19, 2007 at 1:45PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Debya: I'm so sorry to hear that... What can we do to help? If you want to send an envelope and treat anyway, we have some extra seeds. Would that help?

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drippy(7bAL)

Chiming in here - I agree, send an envelope anyway, Debbya - something tells me Suzy has extra seeds :)

    Bookmark   October 19, 2007 at 4:23PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

This group is the best! Thank you so much for your generosity! But, don't worry about me... I'm going to place an order with Park seeds. Plus, I did a few swaps with in the last two weeks and have lots of bulbs to plant. So, I'm ok for now!

Hugs,
Deb

    Bookmark   October 19, 2007 at 5:26PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Today I received Kek's package. Nicely paced and shes got the Spirit!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2007 at 11:24PM
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letha1971(7 AR)

Hi Neon, glad you liked the card I thought it was cute!

    Bookmark   October 20, 2007 at 8:31AM
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etravia

WoooWhooo - I'm carving my pumpkin today (Seeds!)

Maggie

    Bookmark   October 20, 2007 at 9:05AM
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esnapp(z7a nc)

My seed package was sent on Friday. Look for it in the mail!! Thanks for letting me in.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2007 at 10:40AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Today I received packages from Paula and Emily! Nice job ghouls. And Paula broke Drippys record by sending in 108 packs. WHOOOHOOO!

    Bookmark   October 20, 2007 at 9:44PM
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kek19

108!???!!!??? I don't think I even have that many packs in my entire seed box!! WOW!

    Bookmark   October 20, 2007 at 10:09PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

KEK said she didn't have 108 packs of seed yet. Oh dear, you shouldn't have told me that.... MAH HA HA HA HA! ! !

    Bookmark   October 21, 2007 at 8:54PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Q: What's a ghoul's favorite game?
A: Hide-And-Go-Shriek!

Q: What do you get when you take the circumference of your jack-o-lantern and divide it by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin Pi

Q: What do witches use on their hair?
A: Scare spray

Q: Which story do all little witches love to hear at bedtime?
A: "Ghoul Deluxe and the Three Scares."

    Bookmark   October 21, 2007 at 9:17PM
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etravia

Here's my pumpkin!

Isn't she cute!!!

Maggie

    Bookmark   October 21, 2007 at 9:43PM
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gee_oh_nyc(6b/7a)

Awesome pumpkin carving!!! and wow Paula 108. My little patio garden would burst. Fun to hear all of the updates. Thx neonposey

    Bookmark   October 21, 2007 at 11:22PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Maggie, your pumpkin is gorgeous. Truly bewitching!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 7:29AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Yesterday I received packages from Singingcrk, Etrivina and 3Shyacres. Great job, my faithful spooks. I'm waiting for 2 more packages to come in, but the swapping has begun!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2007 at 7:07AM
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sandysgardens

So exciting! The suspense Suzy creates is driving me crazy!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2007 at 7:21AM
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etravia

I am so happy my package has arrived! It was mailed on the 12th of October, & it "disappeared" for a few days. Spoooookkkkkkky!!! But it has risen from the dead :)

Happy Dance!

Maggie

    Bookmark   October 23, 2007 at 8:44PM
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letha1971(7 AR)

Maggie,I love your pumpkin!I wish I could do that.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2007 at 9:03PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

No packages came in the mail yesterday. It was sad to have an empty mailbox. I'm still waiting on 2 more to come in. Hopefully they will come today.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2007 at 7:33AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

No packages came today either. Just an empty, sad mailbox. 2 more packages still out there somewhere. I think I'll tell jokes to cheer myself up!

Q. Why did the ghost go into the bar?
A. For the Boos.

Q. What is a vampires favorite holiday?
A. Fangsgiving

Q. What do you call two spiders that just got married?
A. Newlywebbed

Q. Why can't the boy ghost have babies?
A. Because he has a Hallo-weenie

    Bookmark   October 24, 2007 at 10:53PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Today I received a package from Moonphase. Nicely done. Still one package out there floating around somewhere but most everything will be mailed out tomorrow. I sure hope they make it to you on time. I wanted to give everyone that wanted a chance to play, to be able to so that pushed me a little behind.

HALLOWEEN IS COMING!!!!

    Bookmark   October 25, 2007 at 7:18PM
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etravia

My grandson came over tonight & we carved more pumpkins (we love Halloween!)

Happy Halloween!!!!
Maggie

    Bookmark   October 25, 2007 at 8:51PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

I'm so jealous! Those are awesome.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2007 at 9:50PM
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Frances Coffill(7b)

Fabulous pumpkins Maggie!

    Bookmark   October 26, 2007 at 7:19AM
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poisondartfrog

Those are wonderful!!!!!!! The spider is my favorite.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2007 at 7:45AM
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etravia

Thanks guys! That spider was a pain in the arse! If you look close you can see the toothpicks holding his top right leg in place! Bummmmmer!
Maggie

    Bookmark   October 26, 2007 at 10:22AM
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singingcrk(z6 KY)

Wow! Those really are amazing! I think the middle one is too cute. :)

    Bookmark   October 26, 2007 at 10:29AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Please post to let me know when your package arrives. I hope they get there by HALLOWEEN !

    Bookmark   October 26, 2007 at 8:48PM
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paulan70(5)

The 108 that I sent in weren't even a drop in the bucket with my seeds. I just didn't want to have everyone to get two if everything just from me. And I hope everyone has fun planting away. I know I will be. And I am anxious to see what everyone sends in. I am sure there will be a be a wide variety of seeds for everyone to have a new type or two of seeds to try for the first time and then to pass around later.

I can't wait to see what we get back in return. And no way do I want 108 seed packs back.

Paula

    Bookmark   October 27, 2007 at 3:23AM
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drippy(7bAL)

I guess I must be first! Suzy, Suzy, Suzy - I just opened my packet and I cannot even BELIEVE for a minute you were worried about what to send me - this is an AWESOME selection! I hope you had enough good stuff left to give to other people! I am very, very pleased.

It amazes me how you do this - such a quick turnaround time, and your packaging is so adorable. You must be the Halloween Queen!

Uh, did I say...thank you! :D

Hope you have a great Halloween - you deserve it!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 11:47AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

YAY! I'm so excited that someone got a package. I miss the activity on this thread. I'll be hanging around until everyone has their package and hope everyone else will too. Plus. Its not even HALLOWEEN yet! LOL.

Drippy - I'm so pleased that you like your selection. There were alot of duplicates in the swap because of the theme but there were also lots of great seeds to pass around. I hope everyone will be happy with what they receive. Thank you so much for all of your help, extra seeds and stamps, and GREAT advice.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 12:23PM
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kandituft(5)

mine came today! thank you everyone - i've already got plans of spreading the fright ;) my daughter and youngest don't like spiders so the spiderweb and a couple spiders are going on the controller for the game cube before they get home! and believe it or not my dh is going to find the oh so cute pumpkin magnet with the cat on it horribly scary! the only thing he and i don't agree on is how we feel about cats and i've already got him living with three (2 of which are black cats) - so the magnet will just be a little added...hmm maybe i can find more "black cat" stuff and spread it around the house and truly horrify his halloween - thanks for the inspiration, the seeds, and the fun! happy halloween everyone

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 12:57PM
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Frances Coffill(7b)

Wow Suzie!
That was really fast (must know someone at the post office) Eagerly waiting to hear about all of the great Halloween Tricks and Treats!

Kandituft
I understand the cat thing, we have the same problem at our house, one cat person and one dog person. So far we don't have a pet and to be honest, I am not sorry, I cannot decide what would be worse, another dog in an area where I swear there are more dogs than people or giving all of those dogs something 'new' to bark at by getting a cat.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 1:31PM
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singingcrk(z6 KY)

Hooray! What a surprise! My package arrived today - my oldest daughter and I opened it right there on the porch, we couldn't wait to see the goodies. :D

Thank you, so much, Suzie! (And everyone else who sent in seeds!) The Halloween treats were adorable, we're all in the Halloween mood here. I've been sharing your "ghastly" jokes with the kids and hubby every time you've posted more, and they love them.

And I can't believe the seeds. :D Yum. I can't wait to start winter sowing. The biggest surprise? I got my most-wanted: the "Black Pearl" pepper!!! Wooooo hooo! *does a little dance* Besides being a gorgeous plant, I'm off to a great start on my Johnny Depp theme garden. ;) LOL Hope everyone else is as happy as I am.

This has been an awesome swap! I think there's nothing more fun than getting one of your packages in the mail, Suzie, you put so much time, and pack so much fun INTO them. I sure hope you're thinking of doing it again next year (hint, hint), I plan on being able to share more seeds next time!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 4:12PM
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Frances Coffill(7b)

Suzie!

you really did out do yourself! Adorable packets! you really shouldn't have sent so much! I hope we get some rain soon...... I am going to be very disappointed if I can't try all of this fabulous seed! I think I will have to take up WSing for sure now.... no way I can wait for spring!

Candy and spiders and love the little confetty bits, you worked very hard!!! Little treat bags tied up with a bow, you really do love halloween!

Frances

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 4:18PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

YAY! Treats are flowing in. I'm so glad. I feel like I've been the only one having the fun. Now its y'alls turn. LOL.

Singingcrk: the black pearl is a great plant. 2 people had it on their wish list and it just so happens that 1 pack came in and I had some too, so it all worked out well. It is soooo cute and looks great with almost any color flower. Germination was very easy and it does come true from seed... as true as true gets. Good luck on your Johnny Depp garden. (how yummy is he??) And tell DH and the kiddos - more jokes to follow.....

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 4:49PM
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paulan70(5)

suzie

Mine came in as well. You did a great job on them. And I love the confettie that will be going into my scrapbook ollection for later use on some lay outs. And everyone did great in sending alot of different seeds. I am just happy that someone included some black hollyhock I was looking for some of those. And I love the spider zinnias.

Everyone especially Suzie thank you for the great swap.

Paula

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 5:33PM
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poisondartfrog

I got my super spooky seed package today. It was filled with goodies, especially lots of white flowers-my favorite!
All the little Halloween touches made it a very special swap. Thanks to all who sent in a wonderful assortment of seeds!
Alana

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 5:55PM
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etravia

Susie, I'm Woozie! That JD picture is not scary at ALL!

Okay, I'm better now. I got my package today too, and it was SPOOKTACULAR! Thank you for doing such a great job! Hmmmm, mystery seed has almost black flowers, plant after last frost...takes full sun...hmmmm...I don't know! But I'm realllly excited! Oh, & your packages were bootiful! I love morning gories! I am going over to the rate & review & rant and rave about what a scarific host you are!
Thanks!
Maggie

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 7:39PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Maggie: NOT SCARY? He's not? Then why do I get goosebumps everytime I look at him ? ?

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 8:12PM
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etravia

Okay, so he is "drop dead gorgeous",

(have you seen "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" ? You MUST see it! It is a JD classic, with Juliet Lewis, & Leonardo DeCaprio also)!

Maggie

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 8:38PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

LOL! Drop dead gorgeous he is! He can carve my pumpkin any day.

No. I haven't seen Whats Eating Gilbert Grape. I'll check it out. And thank you for all of the nice things you said on the Review forum. But it wasn't me that made the swap a good one - it was all of you players and your great seeds. I just added the trimmings. And if I get throwed off this forum for making suggestive comments, y'all please email me to say 'Hi' and send me a seed every now and again...

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 9:15PM
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kek19

I got my package today!! How exciting!! I didn't wait to get inside either to find all the goodies! I LOVE HALLOWEEN!! AND thank you sooo much for the Black Moudry Grass!! I've been trying so hard to get my hands on it!! What a great Bonus! My husband saw the brugmansia seeds and rolled his eys, says I've become obsessed. (I just bought a bunch of cuttings on ebay too LOL!)

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 9:36PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

YAY! Kek got her package today too. I'm surprised so many of you got them today, but very pleased. Kek: the Black Moudry came straight from my garden to yours. I picked it just for you. I hope you get good germination but if something happens and you don't, please let me know and I'll send you more. I have something else to discuss with you. I'm sending you mail.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 11:01PM
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gee_oh_nyc(6b/7a)

Hi Suzie, et al.
What a great thing to come home to after a very long day at the office.
I felt like a kid again opening my treats. So many fun selections AND your special attention to our "want-lists" is admirable.
A big Halloween THANKS to you and all who played. I now have a new Halloween tradition!
Peace to you all,
George

    Bookmark   October 30, 2007 at 12:21AM
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sandysgardens

I'm chiming in too - Got my Wonderful packet in Monday's mailbox! I wasn't expecting all the Halloween confetti so had quite the explosion on the kitchen floor when I untied my loot/treat bag to examine the seeds!

Received Black Pearl pepper seeds too, so can't wait to start them under my grow lights this winter! Lot's of other interesting and excellent seeds to sow too. I canÂt wait for next spring to see all this seed loot turn into plants.

Thanks Suzy and everyone, this was/is an enjoyable swap and group of gardeners.

Sandy

    Bookmark   October 30, 2007 at 7:36AM
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singingcrk(z6 KY)

Wow! Suzie, you just made my day, AGAIN, haha. Sigh.
I've seen Gilbert Grape, but Benny & Joon is my all-time favorite JD movie.
The funny thing is, he never was my "type" when he was younger (but oh, my, these days...), but I've LOVED all of these characters he's played, without realizing they were all HIM! I sat through the first third of the Pirates of the Caribbean, saying "I thought Johnny Depp was in this movie? This pirate guy's brilliant, though!" Ha ha ha So much for being the observant one in my family. I'll chalk it up to his acting ability. ;)

    Bookmark   October 30, 2007 at 9:57AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Yay! George and Sandy got treats too! I'm glad you both were happy with your packages. It does feel like being a kid again, doesn't it? Anyone who doesnt want to wait to sow seeds should check out the Wintersowing forum. Theres a great group of people there and wintersowing is so much fun and so easy. Depending on your zone, the peppers would probably have to wait anyway, but the wintersowing method is so much easier than starting inside under lights. The peppers are eatible too and VERY hot from what I understand, but I didn't taste. LOL. I just think they're beautiful. Like shiny little black marbles and the foliage is very dark too. Just a great plant.

I'll probably start my NetFlix subscription back up now that its getting wintertime. I usually cancel early spring and start back early winter. I just don't have time to watch moves in the spring/summer. Way too much to do, but I'll be sure to check out the other Johnny Depp movies. The first one I ever saw him in was Edward Scissorhands. And to this day, that movie is still fascinating to watch. Just something magical about it.

Everyone have a screaming good day!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2007 at 10:59AM
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Frances Coffill(7b)

oh yes Edward Scissorhands, perfect for this time of year, and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and a new film coming at Christmastime too, can't wait.

I first saw JD in a TV show about undercover cops in a highschool. Don't think it lasted very long and don't remember much about it. But it was a long time ago. He really is brilliant at all of these character roles. I don't have a fav, but Pirate movies are a special weakness of mine.

Whats not to like, handsome heros, terrifying bad guys, exciting ship board sword fighting, high speed chases, romance, adventure and plenty of thrills and chills for everybody.

must go out and start planting all of these bulbs and tubers before they start growing in the house

Have a great day everyone...

oh BTW drippy, where do you get those nice little envelopes? I like them so much better than the plastic baggies.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2007 at 12:52PM
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drippy(7bAL)

I buy my seed envelopes at Staples - they're not cheap, but I find the plastic baggies hard to work with. The upside of the plastic bags is that you can see the seeds right away - the downside is that if seeds go into them that are the slightest bit moist, the mold probability is much higher than in the paper envelopes.

When I was at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London this summer, there were at least as many people (okay, women LOL) getting their picture taken with JD as there were people of both sexes getting their snapshot with the Queen. It's good to be gorgeous.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2007 at 2:52PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

No one got seeds today?? Well thats depressing. But tomorrow is a new day and tomorrow is HALLOWEEN!

Did you hear about the cannibal who was expelled from school?
He was buttering up his teacher.

How do you fix a jack-o-lantern?
With a pumpkin patch.

What do birds give out on Halloween?
Tweets.

Why don't mummies take vacations?
They're afraid they'll relax and unwind.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2007 at 8:39PM
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sandysgardens

JD has always been one a favorite hunk to watch. My daughters, both in their 20's, even think he's hot. I tease them that they are drooling over a guy that's their momÂs age, but they don't care. He did do a fabulous job in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, as well as his other movies. HeÂs like a fine wine, gets better with a age!!!

Sandy

    Bookmark   October 30, 2007 at 8:41PM
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    Bookmark   October 31, 2007 at 7:22AM
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esnapp(z7a nc)

I received my seed packet yesterday and WOW! I had a great time making a mess on the kitchen counter to look at all my seed packets. Thank you for your enthusiasm and organization. A terrific halloween treat!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2007 at 10:42AM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

YAY! Emily got seeds. I think theres only one or two more packages floating around out there somewhere....

    Bookmark   October 31, 2007 at 11:41AM
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moonphase(z7 Ga)

I got my seeds yesterday.I love everything I got..wonderful swap,great host and some really neat socks.I am happy..
Happy Halloween everyone:
Tonight is the night
Its filled with fright
I'll ride my broom in the bright moon light
I'll laugh and screech and have some fum
I'll cackle loud and the kids will run
There'll be spooks and witches and things unseen
After all.It's Halloween.........LOL.....

    Bookmark   October 31, 2007 at 12:34PM
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Frances Coffill(7b)

Happy Spookfest everyone.... I am off to don my special holiday slippers, (rumour has it that the wearer will be enveloped in a cloak of fright, no other costume required) Causing delightfully frightfully good chills where ever she walks.

Have a wonderful evening

Frances

    Bookmark   October 31, 2007 at 4:42PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Halloween is over. How sad. Thanks to all of you for making this a special and fun October for me and joining in my swap. I hope it was as much for you as it was for me and I hope everyone will enjoy growing out their new seeds. I hope your mystery pack will continue the fun for you. I feel like I made many new friends. Until next year, Many Blessings.....

    Bookmark   November 1, 2007 at 9:48AM
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letha1971(7 AR)

Hi everyone!I got my package today.My post office is so slow.I think they only work when they want too.I got a great mix,and I love the packaging!Thank you! Thank you!Suzie your a great host!Thanks,Letha

    Bookmark   November 2, 2007 at 5:23PM
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