WOW, we really are burning up the threads...PLEASE POST HERE WHEN YOU MAIL OR RECEIVE A CARD...Also join us for the fun games...
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS QUESTIONS COMING SOON !!!!
NEW HARD ( I HOPE HANGMAN)
ch a r l i e / in / t h e/ _ _ _, l a n d/ _ _/ t h e/ _ i s _ i t / t o y s
t R H N E A C I L O
I'm glad a new one is open.. the other one maxed out fast. lol
Well I'm off to go check the mail before I have to go elsewhere today.
ChArlie ia a box,land of the misfit toys!!!!!
I got another card today, yippeeee... it was from carol57078. I got my malva ans an astlebe for my shade garden
Thank you Carol
I just want to say that I'm thrilled to have gotten three cards, Thank you so much for letting me take part in this swap!
I have four new plants to grow for me and my Mom.
Charlie in the box/ land of the misfit toys
*********THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS******************
1. PLEASE WAIT TILL THE 12TH DAY TO SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH ALL THE ANSWERS
2.DO NOT POST ANSWERS ON THIS THREAD, LET EVERYONE HAVE A CHANCE AT ANSWERING THEM
3.DO NOT GO HUNTING THE ANSWERS DOWN ONLINE, THIS IS FOR FUN, NOT ABOUT GETTING THEM ALL RIGHT.
EACH DAY I WILL POST NEW QUESTIONS...AND ON THE 12TH DAY, YOU WILL SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH "JUST" THE QUESTION NUMBER AND ANSWER....
PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR SCREEN NAME...AND HAVE FUN !
if there is more then one person with the highest number right, I will do a drawing...put all the names in a hat, and have my kids pick a winner.
Todays questions are....
5. Alvin and the Chipmunk wants what for Christmas ?
6.What is the biggest selling Christmas single of all times ?
7.What Cracker was first introduced as a Christmas ornament in 1902 ?
8. How many presents are there "total" in the 12 days of Christmas ?
Yesterday's questions were.....
1. How many horses pull the sleigh in "Jingle Bells"
2. In the poem " The night before Christmas" how many times is Santa Clause used ?
3.What is the busiest shopping day of the year ?
4.What was Frosty's last words ?
Ok, keep checking back each day for the new questions, keep track of your answers, and email me on the 12th. I hope you have fun !!
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _/ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Glad the last one gotcha for a bit, try this one !
Lisa, your going to have a lot to winter sow this season !
Incase you missed the contest...here are the questions..
QUESTION 1...GUESS THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF CARDS BEING SENT( NOT SEEDS)
QUESTION 2....GUESS THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF CARDS, ONE PERSON MAILED
QUESTION 3....GUESS THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF CARDS ONE PERSON WILL RECIEVE
Please post answers like this..
thanks so much !! This contest will end on Friday night, so please get your GUESSES IN !
I went to the post office yesterday and mailed out all my gifts!!!
THANKYOU!!!! I got three cards and they are all very nice. ~HUGS~
Wow! I received a package yesterday from Crystal (Crisann). The package contained forget-me-nots (blue bird and Chinese) and a Morning Glory Mix. It was such a thrill opening up the package and your card was lovely, too.
Thank you VERY, VERY much!!
Dancing in the Garden
Oh yeah! Jordan and I received some asparagus from Carolyn P and melons and lettuce from Becky (booberry)! Oh what fun we are having.
Kym, you asked what kind of flowers Jordan likes...anything she can plant and transplant by herself. She did very well with marigolds last year. She "did them all by myself"...doing things by herself is very important now that "I am 4 years old". She reminds me everyday that she is a big girl now lOL.
Having a Merry old time so far and Christmas is still 23 days away! Kim plant-one-on-me
Ok, this Santa is going cross - eyed from all the lists..I have been checking, and double checking...soo now I need YOU to double check my list....
*********ALSO, PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU NEED SCOOTER_WV ADDRESS, I FINALLY REC'D IT TODAY ********
I AM STILL WAITING TO HEAR FROM PEOPLE ON THIS LIST..PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE A NEWBIE, OR AN ELF...AND WHO YOU ARE MAILING TO... ( if you have and your on this list, please let me know !!)
NEWBIES.....PLEASE JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL SAYING YOU ARE NEW, AND HAVE NO SEEDS...I JUST NEED TO FINISH THIS LIST, SO I CAN GET MY SEEDS DONE...
Recieved seeds from Carol57078,and it was wonderful.She sent me three different colors of daturas...I'm so excited!Thank you very much Carol,you made my day!Have a wonderful Xmas!
Recieved seeds from Carol57078,and it was wonderful.She sent me three different colors of daturas...I'm so excited!Thank you very much Carol,you made my day!Have a wonderful Xmas!!
I FINALLY received a card today I was getting worried...lol
From Michelle/Micyrey I received
Verbena hastata- Blue Verbain
Columbine 'Ruby Port'
Thank you I can't wait to see what these look like I have never grown them before.
Gosh, I can't get over how quickly this thread fills up! WOWSIERS!
As santas little helper i was very busy today. I sent a couple of packages along the way .I hope they get there soon alot of little seeds are ready for a home
Merry Christmas to all
Fran, no reason to have worried cards werent even suppose to be mailed until yesterday...we have LOTS of time before Christmas.......and I can tell ya...some people will be SOO surprised...
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _/ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Glad the last one gotcha for a bit, try this one !
anyone wanna play ??
BTW, I have a Dr appt tomorrow, and wont be home much of the day..so please be good...and Ill be on as soon as I get home..grin.
I mailed my cards today,you may have something in your mail box in a couple of days,This is so much fun.
Ah, I'll take a guess of "T".
Hi everyone! I finally got the rest of the cards mailed today. It felt like christmas as our yard was frosted white. Then I got my 1st card from micyey with clematis seed,Thank you so very much and card #2 from chellflower with babybreath and clematis seed. Santa is sure being good to me.
I will guess "A"
I will take the following letters:
A _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _/ S _ _ _ / _ _ _ S T _ _
Glad the last one gotcha for a bit, try this one !
T A S
Kam..it is one letter per post, just so we can get more people to play...so I took your first letter.
Won't Happen again!
Kam, NO need to be sorry !!
Make a new guess....
Gimme an "N"!
A _ _ _ _ N A _ _ _/ S N _ _ / _ _ N S T _ _
Glad the last one gotcha for a bit, try this one !
T A S N
I guess that the second word is snow?
It's abominable snow monster
Oooh, can I guess Abominable snow monster?
All three of you were right...WAY TO GO !!
_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _
new one for ya
I received scabiosa seeds from micyrey...yipppeee!!!
I'd like to buy a vowel, please... "E" ?
Lois in PA
May I have a T, please
_ e _ / _ _ _ _ _ e / _ _ _ e _
thanks for guess...what letter is next ?
t e _ / t _ _ t _ e / _ _ _ e _
I think Lisa knows it...
I want a S!!!!!!!!!
t e _ / t _ _ t _ e / _ _ _ e s
Kam there is your "S"
May I have an N please?
t e N / t _ _ t _ e / _ _ _ e s
Bonnie, there is your "N"
May i request an L? I am really stumped on this one! Is the first word ten? By the way Kim i will be emailing u with my send list! As i have chosen to be an elf!
t e N / t _ _ t l e / _ _ _ e s
Kam, that is great, thanks ! Here is the "L"
It's "ten turtle doves".
ten turtle doves
Oh, oh, oh. I've finally figured one out!
Ten Turtle Doves (from the 12 days of Christmas)
Wait a minute. Isn't it TWO turtle doves?
yeaahhhhhhhhhh, YOU BOTH GOT IT RIGHT !!!
I am working on a new game...check back soon !
It's Ten Lords a Leaping.
OK......SO I cant count and I dont know my Christmas songs...LOL
Sorry ! ROFLMBO !
Just received seeds and an absolutely gorgeous card from micyrey. Thank you so much, Michelle. I love all columbines and am so excited about the Cassia marilandica!
Hello everyone!! I didn't get a chance to post yesterday so here is my update.
Monday: mailed my cards
received 5 cards from:
PuffTrinket: cosmos, marigolds and cottage mix
Crisann: cosmos, larkspur, marigold, zinnia and cleome
Nuthatch: zinnia, salvia,hummingbird mix and cosmos
Carol57078: marigold, milkweed,cleome, amaranth, columbine
calendula, 4oclocks,poppy,hollyhock and dahlia
Quilting Fox: cleome,cosmos,hollyhock,poppy,impatients,
marigolds,lantana and morning glory
Tuesday: received 2 cards
Appaloosa909: zinnia, tall (I so wanted some tall ones)
Booberry85: marigold,bachelors button and marigold
I feel like it's Christmas already!!
thank you all
OK, I MADE A WORD SCRAMBLE, USING HOLIDAY WORDS..IF YOU CAN FIGURE THEM ALL OUT, EMAIL ME THE ANSWERS, AND ILL PUT YA IN A DRAWING FOR A "SURPRISE"
SOME ANSWERS ARE TWO WORDS, TRYING TO MAKE IT HARDER FOR YOU GAME PROS.
I received a card and seeds from Carol P. Thank you Carol!
I mailed my cards out today.
Here are my guesses for the games:
I mailed my cards today and also recieved my first card and Ginkgo seed (bonsai) from Nikkineel.
Thanks Nikki, I never grew Ginkgo so I am really excited.
Answer #1 - 501
Answer #2 - 45
Answer #3 - 15
How many ways can we find to say Merry Christmas? I'll start.
Mele Kalikimaka - Hawaiian
Post only one at a time... Have fun.
Mark, thanks this will be fun ! I can only think of one..
FLEECE NAVIDAD how sheep say Merry Christmas..
LOL...Ok, who is next ??
( Jasmine, that sounds like it will be soo much fun to grow !)
I received my first card yesterday --- pink hollyhock seeds from Appaloosa 909. Thanks, Andrea, they will be gorgeous in my planned potager-style garden. I've never grown hollyhocks, but I love the look of them. Great-Grandma had them on either side of her door. She's the "Gert" I took for my GW screen name and the one I first gardened with as a child. I have a few 50-year-old (or so, LOL) black-and-white photo of me with her in her tulip bed. I look to be 2 years old or so and am dressed in my little bib overalls. Grandma is in a flowered dress, stockings and those black, blocky granny shoes. Surely, you've seen those wooden painted cut-outs of grannies --- well, that's exactly what she looked like kneeling in her garden.
Everytime I see these hollyhocks I will think of her --- and of you, too, Andrea. Thanks again.
I mailed my cards today,we got snow last night,and more coming tomorrow,it is so pretty,all the trees are covered, it looks like they have been spray painted white,i live in the woods,and when it snowes, i feel like i am in a snow glob,BREATHTAKING.
I received the most gorgeous card from Mark today, it is just beautiful I wish I could get a pic of it.
And he included:
Crown of Thorn gourds
I loved the card I can't get over it!
From Thinking Stomach, Christina
She sent a very funny Santa got busted card and:
Pepper 'Red Rippled'
And nuthatch_mo cute card as well and it SMELLS so good the seeds she include smell yummy!
Berlandiera lyrata 'Chocolate Daisy' TY!
Tomato White Queen
Tomato Abraham Lincoln
Salvia greggii red one
Tomato Garden Peach
Cour Di Bue/Bulls Heart
Jaune Flammee French Tomato
Thank you all so very much, I will be so pleased next year when I see all of this in my garden!
Kathy, what a nice story, thanks for sharing, I could just picture you there with your great-gram..I just love HH, and they are really easy to grow from seed.
Carol, any chance of a picture..we havent seen snow here yet..they said we might on the weekend. I love when the snow sticks to the trees !
DD, you must of been really good this year ! You recd some really nice cards, and seeds !
It is so nice to get to hear what everyone is receiving ! Just think..this has only been day 1 actually, as the cards were to start going out yesterday...SOOO many more yet to come ! HO HO HO !
I just went thru the last list again,it's not a problem to send out more after the 5th if we can,is it? I found a few more wishes to fill but I'm a bit busy for the next few days with work.
We have some great wishes being granted!!
Diggindevil, Chocolate daisy, now theres a treasure!
Have a great day everyone!
I have a question on the 12 days of Christmas question #5. Is it just what Alvin wants for Christmas or the whole song?
What a Wonderful Surprise in my mail yesterday!!
I sent my cards on the first. Yesterday, I received cards from Christina, with calendula and Love in a mist!
And PuffTrinket - wildflower mix, gaillardia, joe pye weed, hibiscus, scabiosa, and joe pye mix!
This was soo uplifting!! Thanks to you all for your generosity and warm wishes, it really does lift the spirit!!
Thank you so much!
Mailed my cards yesterday..
Proud_gm...it is what ALVIN wants for Christmas...
Ishareflowers...YES, feel free to keep giving...I just dont know if the cards will make the total count...BUT please dont let me stop you all from sharing...Id love to see it keep going till Christmas !
Ok, Be back soon..Be good, Santa is watching !
Sent most of my cards yesterday :) but ran out of cards and stamp so I'll be sending the rest today or tomorrow!
It's so exiting to hear some of you guys have already received seed and cards!
Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Sent all my cards yesterday exccept one. Didn't realize that I had this many in the list,lol! Ran out of bubble mailers and stamps, so had to use the old ones and make do with what was lying around and run to the postoffice. If yours happen to be one of those old mailers, pardon the outside look :-) It was fun! Happy Holidays everyone!
Kym, thanks for hosting this!
I mailed a pile of cards yesterday and another stack is going today! Thanks and I hope everyone likes their seeds.
I got another card!!!! It was from Cottageflowers, it had black scabiosa and jacobs ladder. Thank you! I now have six new plants to grow this winter.....whooo hooooo
We received another card today...thanks Amy/nogmo for the Opalka tomato seeds!!! These were some of my most wanted!
Kim and Jordan
I received your card and calendula today! Thanks so much! I love plants that look pretty AND serve a useful purpose... and calendula is just perfect that way =) works wonders on the kiddies' diaper rash, lol!
My cards will be going out tomorrow, I am SOO glad Kym extended the deadline as we were away over Thanksgiving and I work Mondays and Tuesdays... the extra time will help me to really get these right!
I mailed out some today will get the rest in the mail later today I hope, I took the first batch to the PO these I can stick in my mail box since my maillady runs so late.
I got a roll of 50 stamps that should cover the rest...lol.
Thank you wind-red for the beautiful card and yellow cosmos seeds.
If anyone has any snow pictures I would love to see 'em as we don't usually get snow in central Louisiana.
Answers for the word mix:
Best to you and happy holidays!,
OH MY GOODNESS!!!
No Wonder the Seed exchange is full of Seed wackos!! LOL!!
This is like Christmas Everyday!!!
THANK YOU to ALL of you!!
Mpmom - Rose campion, Hibiscus, Hosta
Cottagflowers - Black scabiosa
Seiko - Hibiscus, Blackberry Lily
Wow - I will not have to do any online ordering this winter!
I am so grateful!!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!
:happy dance: :happy dance:
Hi all i got a card today thanks by the way too Melissa R
the speedwell will make me some proud flower vases this year HO HO HO
Kym,just wanted to let you know I emailed my list to you today,sorry I am so far behind...but I am slllooowwwlllyyyy getting back to normal! ;)
Woo-hoo! I ran down the snowy steps barefoot to get the mail, and there was my first Christmas card of the year! Thank you dan_the_mailman for the Long Italian Hot Pepper seeds. Just what I'll need to warm up the toes.
I received a card today from isamae. She sent 2 different varieties of goatsbeard. Thank you Melissa! I can't wait to see these growing in my garden.
Hi! I just came in from getting the mail and I received 2 cards today! Woo Hoo!
The first one is a beautiful hand made card from Jordan,granddaughter of Kim,plant-one-on-me!!!! I LOVE the snowman! Included was a pack of Marigolds from Jordan herself! Thanks so much Jordan and Kim,this is such a nice surprise! :)
The second one is a really cute card from Alana, poisondartfrog, with a packet of Salvia Rose Queen!!!! Thanks so much Alana,I really have been wanting this one and look forward to it gracing my gardens! :)
This is so much fun! I am behind on getting my cards out,but they will be mailed soon.:)
Hope everyone is ready for Christmas...22 days left! :)
Numbers 12 & 19 are killing me in the word scramble!
I just had to post... it's nice to know that I'm not the only crazy person running down to the mailbox to see if there are any cards in there!
Yay! I got two cards today! From Chellflower, I received green Love Lies Bleeding. From Carolyn P, I got asparagus, along with instructions for care! I feel like such a little kid today!
Thank you both. And thanks for doing this, Kym.
Booberry, and here I thought I made it too easy...Dont worry, just email me what you have...ANYONE CAN SEND ME A LIST OF WHAT YOU CAN DO, AND ILL PUT YOU IN FOR THE DRAWING...
HINT: one of them is a girlfriend and the other is something you decorate with...
QUILTINGFOX...the game answers are to be emailed to me, so everyone can have a chance to play, and I will add all the names to a drawing for a present.
I will do my best to come back with the 12 days of Christmas questions, but I have picked up a stomach bug somewhere...So If you dont see me tonight, Ill be back in the morning.
I also have been asked about the cards being sent to me, I will keep track of the number of cards I receive, and add them to the total.
I recieved three cards today, thank you all so much for your kindness,
mao-tse-mom, 7 types of hosta!
mommyto2, forsythia, morningglories and clematis
isamae some lovely feverfew (have I mentioned i love this plant) I am still going thru the packages, so if I have missed something please forgive me.
Have a wonderful evening everyone
Frances, I hope they bring you a smile, you deserve it !
I just wanted to say before I go lay down ...is I just love that we are all enjoying the holiday, and it really doesnt take much, some love from friends, a card, and some plant seeds. I usually dont get much for Christmas, as we give what we can to the kids..and this had made me feel like a kid again !! I made my father hurry home today to get the mail !!
I did get something WONDERFUL in the mail..I promise to post later and tell you all !
Ohhh, what will the mail bring to everyone tomorrow ??
Here's my first try at posting a photo in a thread using HTML. A snowy photo of my kale. More snow forecast tonight and tomorrow.
Here is a link that might be useful:
I just wanted to post the goodies that I received in the mail today!!
From Jenny (hugeflowers), I got three things from my wish list: Agastache Ava, Verbena Bonariensis, and Beauty Berry Bush. Thanks so much! I wanted these so bad and now I can't wait to see them grow!
From Carol (daisy-lee), I got some wishes and some cool surprises! Yvonne's Salvia, Cosmos Double Click, Agastache golden jubilee, lupine tutti frutti, erigeron, and coral peony poppies (it's ironic that I was looking at those poppies on a seed site just before I got the mail, and I thought about adding them to the list of seeds I was going to buy!!).
Both cards were lovely. Thanks to both of my secret santas for today!
Another way to say Merry Christmas. My Swedish Grandmother would say: God Jul Och Gott Nytt Ãr
How do you say Merry Christmas? Any other ways?
My grandparents didn't speak a lick of english so in Italian it's buono natale.
Just wanted to thank my secret santas whose cards I got today.
Theresa(threas), Thanks a bunch for for the cute snowman card and the KMOTGG(the variegated will be cool!) and the BES vine Spanish eyes. Both were on my wish list and I am psyched!
Ellie(aphroditelaughs)Thank you,too for he cool Poppy mix, the Lupines(love the foliage on these!), and the hot biscuits, and the gorgeous dove card.
GW is the best!
i can't wait to here from the people i've sent my gifts to im so excited i can just see thier faces lite up
I received 3 cards today from my secret santas!
Paula sent stocks! I can't wait to wintersow these:)
Isamae (Melissa) sent stock - giant imperial blend. Again, these are going to be great to wintersow! I've never grown stocks so I'm excited to see how these two turn out.
Pam (ptp 813) sent me some Agastache "honey bee blue". I'm going straight to google this. I'm getting into the agastache this year. I love flowers that smell good:))
Again, thanks for giving me something to look forward to in the mail. Christmas cards are always fun but with seeds too, what more could a girl ask for. Nik
Got my seeds form pufftrinket of Flax and marigold. Thanks to You.
My cards went out yesterday and more later. This is fun.
My mil's Danish ancestors would have said, "Glaedelig Jul".
My fil's Dutch ancestors would have said, "Vrolijk Kerstfeest".
My father's Crotian ancestors would have said, "Sretan BoÂic".
My mother's German ancestors would have said, "Frohe Weihnachten or FrÃ¶hliche Weihnachten" and her Irish ancestors would have said, "Nollaig shona" but her English mother would have said, "Merry Christmas".
Woo Hoo! I received two more cards today. mao_tse_mom sent me a beautiful puppy in a gift card with echinacea 'Merlot' and viola seeds. And ptp13 sent me an angel card bearing aquilegia caerulea, salvia 'Lady in Red' and pink aquilegia seeds. Thank you both so much! I am getting so excited about WSing. Really looking forward to my Christmas break.
flwrs4ever I hope the stomach bug doesn't keep you down long. My DD woke up with one the morning we were flying back from Virginia Thanksgiving weekend. She spent a good part of one leg of the trip running to the bathroom and using the "barf" bag. Thank goodness she is a quiet vomiter! If it had been me everyone on that jet would have known I was sick!
This year I am making a special card Christmas tree on my kitchen door to show off my beautiful cards from my wonderful friends from GW!
I will be running late getting all my cards out. I'm having a kidney stone removed tomorrow and I'm not even half-way through my card list.
I got my cards sent in the mail today.
I have been receiving some nice things.
Yey!!! Yey!!! doing an extra happy dance, I got my first cards of the season!!! I got cards from
wishdesign sent me vigna caracalla!!! it is my most wanted seed :) :) :)
sueirish sent me balloon flower mariessii and agastache golden jubilee,just loooooveeee this plants!!!
pufftrinket sent me everning primrose (never done this before, can't wait), marigolds and a mix of jo pye weed, iron weed and liatis seeds (my butterflies will be very happy).
I'm so happy with all the seeds!! Thank you all so much for your generosity!!! I hope you guys get your wished granted as well :)
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Santa came today.
Thanks dirtduchess for the generous packet of cosmos.
I got my cards out today!!!! yeah me so a few folks will have a little something in a few days!
Received 2 cards today:
From Christina: Rrrred! California poppy (Card made me giggle, too!)
From crisann: Larkspur, johhny-jump-up, PLUS two kinds of forget-me-not!
Thanks so much to both of you for sharing your gardens (and bubblewrap) with me. I am starting to look at my garden in a whole new way now that I know someone might actually like to trade for the seeds in a rose hip or in honeysuckle berries.
And thanks flwrs4ever for starting this thread!
Hey! I would say "Wesolych Swiat!" In polish.
I got my first cards today!!!!
Okay so one was from Theresa (theas) It contained:
Castor Bean (never had this!)
Plumeria Mix (OMG I REALLY WANTED THIS!)
Another was from Sue(Suecirish)it had:
Orange Flowerd Burgundy Leaved Cannas (Really like these only have the single red flowered variety.
PS: Mail out the rest of my cards today!!!
I BELIEVE IN SANTA ! I BELIEVE!
Thank you so much for the cards and the wonderful seeds!
I am sending out a group hug.
Thank you Morguegirl!!!!!!!!
Thank you daisy_lee!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you Pseudacris_crucifer!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you carol57078!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you GardenWeb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you World!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is where the music starts......
I did manage to get my cards out today.
I also received 2 more cards today:
A lovely birdhouse card too cute from:
isamae/Melissa MOON AND STARS WATER MELON A BIG THANK YOU!!!
(and you COULD try to put one in a corner one will not take up much room hon!)
An absolutly adorable snowman card from:
Corkscrew Vine- Vigna Caracalla OMG THANK YOU!!!
Yard Long Bean 'Red NOODLE'!!!
Jean oh man, THANK YOU, although that just doesn't seem to convey how much I REALLY appreciate these seeds (I appreciate EVERY pack but these Oh MAN!) I have wanted these since forever for the Corkscrew vine and since I saw the others in a wish book!
I absolutely can not tell you all how much these seeds I have received so far mean to me. I could not purchase my most wanted seeds it would just be way to much, but you all are making this the bestest Christmas ever.
I too like Kym NEVER, NEVER, NEVER recieve anything EVER for Christmas and to get these seeds, some of which I actually begged to be able to purchase and was told we couldn't afford to order THOSE seeds well,,,I'm just gonna cry with being overjoyed!
Thank you all again! You really have made my spirit soar!I am so thankful I joined this swap!
Nikki, those A.'Honey Bee Blue' smell like licoric they smell SO very good! Don't smell them too much though, it'll make u sick...lol, YEAP I have...
Kym, oh honey...I am SOOOO sorry you are sick..that sucks so much. I hope it is a quick thing not one of those that last for days on end. I'll be wishing you a really fast recovery dear.
Good luck on you Kidney stone surgery proudgm_03, I hope you a really speedy recovery and hope you aren't too sore.
Hey, everybody else.
~Kym, hope you feel better soon!
Here's a couple of snow pix from a freak snow storm about 1 1/2 weeks ago. It was a nice snow. It stuck on the trees but not the street & was gone the next day.
Here's some pics from my garden of your seeds.
KMOTGG with Morning Glories
Hi all! glad to hear that some have received their cards from me. I really enjoyed making the envelopes, hope they held up OK.
I got a packet of Lobelia from Isamae today! thanks!!!!
Oooh, I got my first card today! Nancy (retsec) sent me spinach, pumpkin, turnips, and two kinds of radishes! Thank you so much!!
Sent out a pile of cards this morning (and have another pile in line to go once I pick up some more stamps).
I also received another one - thank you so much Becky (proudgm_03)! I've really been wanting to try the Celosia 'Burgundy'. Celosias are one of my favorite plants but I had moved away from growing them because they didn't fair well in the shade, but now I have lots of sun and wanted to get back into celosias. These 'Burgundy' seeds will be a fantastic start.
And thank you also for the Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'. Bee balm is another plant I wanted to try in the sun and what a gorgeous cultivator it looks like the 'Marshall's Delight' is. I'm ready for spring now!
Thanks so much,
WOW, Santa left me four cards in the mailbox today! My neighbors were probably laughing at me as I skipped back to the house with the mail. :)
Here is a list of all the goodies I received:
mpmom -- 4 o'clocks, yellow primrose, sweet autumn clematis, hosta and phlox.
isamae -- hosta
chellflower -- 4 o'clocks, bigfoot hosta and climax hosta.
ptp813 -- salmon queen zinnia and fan leaf cypress vine.
Thank you all sooooo much!!
Kym so sorry I missed the directions on emailing the game answers (cheeks red with embarrassment). I just got so excited that you actually did a game that I could figure out. I'm not any good at the Christmas riddles games or hangman. :-) I guess it's good I didn't figure out all the answers. My humblest apologies.
Threas and pseudacris_crucifer thank you for the snow pictures. I haven't seen snow in years. Anyone out there building any snowmans that they can share photos of?
Best to all,
Yay! I got a card today from Dan/dan_the_mailman! I can't wait to see these lovely Shasta Daisies growing next to the workshop door.
This really is a good pick me up during my law school final exams and my hard drive going kaput yesterday. Thank you!
All my cards went out on Monday. I can't wait to hear that people got them.
Thank you thank you!
Woohoo! I got my first seeds today! Isamae sent me hosta seeds...thanks! My boys are gonna plant these in their Hosta bed that they started last spring.
Kym & proudgm_03, y'all get better soon so you can hurry back to the forum!
Ditto Fran & Kym,
Christmas I've felt, was just for the little ones. Didn't expect much - didn't receive much. I would usually try to grant their wishes and not expect anyone to do the same for me, but not this year!
You guys are super! Oh and thanks to Yi (wind red) for the lobelia cardinalis!!! I am so looking forward to my "red" bed this summer. I have the perfect spot for it. Unhh huh, unnh huh! Oh happy day!
Wishing all of you the absolute best holiday ever!
ohhhhh, look at all the wonderful seeds, and cards!
Theresa, I made it home to PA this past summer, It sure was a wonderful trip ! Thanks for the snow pictures !
Thanks for the get well wishes, I am sure Ill be fine tomorrow...hope no one else gets this..sure isnt fun.
Proudgm....I hope all goes well for you tomorrow, and you have a speedy recovery !
quilting fox..I am SURE no one will be upset for "cheating" on the game...LOL Seriously, it is no problem, I just worried everyone would start to follow and post the answers...LOL I guess that would of been ok too, as I like the "prize" , LOL
Thank you all for the snow pictures ...just love them
I got a card today from my fellow texian dirtduches
those cosmos are going to look great in my garden Thank you so much
Hi Everyone, went straight to mailbox after work tonight and YES!! I received 2 cards!!
THANK YOU BOTH - how did u know? lol
Lisa/ishareflowers for the joe pye weed & S.D.COREOPSIS
Theresa/threas for the bes vine & var. kmotgg
(the batting is a good idea)
As I said this gives a whole new life to getting the mail!
Kim feed better soon:) proudgm good luck tomorrow
I also mailed my cards today.
WhooHoo! I got the word scramble! Thanks for the hints.
Elf7 guess you got my card, glad you enjoyed it.
Threas, thanks for the great pictures, that KMOTGG is really pretty, and the Spanish eyes BES vine is a great color. thanks again
I received more cards again today. Thank you isamae for the poppies and thank you wishdesign for the corkscrew vine and cup & saucer vine.
Santa stopped by my house tody and left seeds from:
Thank you all so very much.
Hi!! i keep forgetting that i'm here!! **big grinn**
ok, i have recieved from poisondartfrog some cup and saucer seeds!! she is so sweet!! i didn't even ask for them! she kknew mine didn't make it, though!! (((HUGS)))
and from holly pattee datura "ballerina purple"
and from carol allen spinach mix and datura double purple angel trumpet and an awesomely cute winnie the poo christmas card!! which of course talla took off with!!
Thank you so much i'm so sorry i forgot to post about them earlier, i have been trying to get a few things done along with getting this website done, ya know, i hear the biggest thing is to blog, so we've been doing this, uhhhh its been interesting!! LOL because of course i want to put ALL the info i have, and my biggest problem is the putting of my seeds packages on the site. so people can copy them if they want to, and not just one or two, but a whole page!! LOL and cool ones!! **big grinn**
and then,,most of you know i homeschool, well we arent even mid year right?? tabor is already almost done with the whole entire year's worth of work!! i was figuring 1/2 way thru he'd be done, but not 1/3. o.k. i'm done. LOL
i'm still happy!! **big smile**
Happy Holidays Everyone!!! ~Medo
I've got cards!
Thanks cottageflowers for foxglove, larkspur and columbine seeds.
Thanks Kiddo for poppy seeds.
I feel I'm a little girl waiting a letter (treasure) from Santa.
It is really warm up my heart!
BTW, Kiddo, you are still close to me and what a coincident you used to live in Magnolia!
Kym I do hope you will be feeling better soon. You know you are just to darn sweet you attract everything even bugs. LOL
Dan IÂm new here but still was saddened to hear of your loss. IÂm adding you to my prayer list. May you find comfort and joy during this special season.
Proudgm_03 I hope the kidney stone will be dealt with quickly and you will be feeling well even faster.
What did the dog breeder get when she crossed an Irish Setter with a Pointer at Christmastime?
What do sheep say to each other at Christmastime?
Merry Christmas to ewe!
What do sheep say to shepherds at Christmastime?
Recieved my first Christmas card today from Margarita10- with seeds for some beautiful red cannas. Love them gardenias. Thanks so much. Ya made my day :-)!!
Second card came today with goodies from daisy_lee ---'Happy Lights' and 'Black Currant Swirl' hollyhock, Prize Strain sweet peas, 'Sutton's Apricot' foxglove, 'Yvonne's Salvia' and a mix of her favorite dahlia seeds. Thanks so much to my fellow New Yorker, Carol.
Not only will these look beautiful in my garden when they bloom, it makes it possible to save my own seeds like you veteran seed savers and traders do so I can swap in the future. This year I bought seed packets and split them so I could take part in this SS swap and I have had a blast going through the threads so I could send a card with seeds to this one and that one. I only wish I had my own seeds to share so I could be more generous. I'm looking forward to being able to swap in the future.
My cards haven't gone out yet, mind you, but should be ready soon. Kym, I'm so glad you posted over on the WS forum. I probably never would have come to visit the RR forum otherwise and I so have enjoyed reading everyone's posts --- seeing their wish lists, "received" lists and witnessing the obvious friendship, cameraderie and generosity of everyone here. Thanks for the invite.
I got 3 cards today!!!!!!!
sweet autumn clematis
Thank you all so very much!!!
I got a visit from Santa today as well. He left me some dame's rocket, lunaria, and several other seeds that I can't remember right now. I have a very good long term memory but my short term memory is terrible for some reason.
Thank you Alana (poisondartfrog)
Wow!!! This is SUCH a great swap! If it ended today for me receiving, I couldn't have been happier! I received two cards today... Yippeeeeeeeeeeeee! And, those boys are SO wonderful... I LOVE the card... And, I thought my little darling was a cutie... you got double trouble there!
Thanks Chris (pseudacris_crucifer) for the seeds!!! This particular variety made my day as I saw that you noticed another post I had written to actually try to help you some... amazing! It really touched me that you sent those... thanks! That's bigger than looking at my wants... again, wow!
Thanks also to a very generous Christina (thinking_stomach). You rocked my world with those varieties and how many you sent! What got me the most that stood out (well, other than that HILARIOUS Santa card) was how much detail you put on the packets to help those you sent them to. Wow!
*smiles from ear to ear while doing the happy dance*
I received my second lovely card today. dan_the_mailman sent me a packet of mixed Cleome. Thanks so much Dan. I can't wait to enjoy the beautiful results of the seeds I've received.
Thank you Kym for hosting the swap. It's been so much fun sending and receiving. I hope you are feeling better.
proudgm_03 wishing you a speedy recovery after your kidney stone removal.
Great cards everyone.
I'm glad to see that one of my cards have made it to their new home. There should be a lot more in mailboxes today!
Theresa, those bes and var. kmotgg are gorgeous! Thanks for posting pictures.
I know I'll be stopping home for lunch today...okay,okay I'll really be home checking the mailbox but aren't we all!
Happy mailboxing (hmmm.. I think we have a new word)
I received cards today from:
cottageflowers-I received mock orange(i have wanted this forever)and birdhouse gourds.
appaloosa 909-mortage lifter tomatoes.
Thank both of you so much.Have a very Merry Christmas
Angela, I am so terribly sorry to disappoint you..but you will have to keep watching your mailbox..LOL
Thanks again for the well wishes, doing a bit better today, just cant eat yet..I am working hard on getting caught up on the emails..and I will be posting the game soon too. I was hoping to start the new thread with it.
Lisa,Happy mailboxing...that sure should be a NEW GW phrase !!
Anyone object to us keeping this swap going to Christmas ? I have people emailing wanting to send more, or still send..and I still have my cards to get out..If anyone objects..then feel free to let me know..*GRIN*
Although that does mean Ill have to keep you entertained with more games...hmm...are ya tired of them yet ?
Ok, I will be back soon...with some fun games, and I cant wait to hear what comes in the mail today !! This has been HO HO HO fun !
IÂm excited to report that I received two cards yesterday - one from ISOMAE which contained Penstemon Â HuskerÂs Red seeds and one from ISHAREFLOWERS with Penstemon -Mexican Red and Coreopsis Limerock Dream seeds. I am so happy to receive these long time "wanted" seeds Â thanks so much!
If you werenÂt on my list to send to, I will be sending each of you a card with seeds in return! As a matter of fact, in the Spirit of Sharing this holiday season, I will send a card with seeds to anyone in return that sends a card to me!
I just heard from one person that they had to pay some postage. I truely apologize if anyone else had to. I took them to the post office and they weighed each and every card and put the postage on there. I don't know why at least one card came postage due.
Please forgive me if it happend to anyone else!
Lisa...I hope ya have lots of cards and stamps, What if everyone sent to you ?? LOL ( just kidding) That is really nice of you..
Daffodilady thanks for the jokes..too cute !
Anymore ways to say Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays Mark ?? or anyone...I am enjoying learning...
Ok, I feel like a new hangman...anyone want to play ??
THIS ONE IS A QUESTION.......AND THE FIRST ONE TO POST THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION, WILL BE PUT IN THE DRAWING FOR THE "PRIZE"...
_ _ _ _ / _ _ / _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ /
_ _ _ / _ _ / _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ ?
Good Morning Kym! Glad you are feeling a bit better.
May I have an M please?
can I have an "R" please?
I received a card from chellflower today! Thank you so much for the red canna seeds. They are perfect for winter sowing. I'm so happy!
_ _ _ / _ _ / _ _ _ / _ _ _ R ?
no "M" sorry
Thanks Bonnie ! Here is the "M" and "R"
I sent out my cards yesterday and received four cards so far! Thanks Threas, Markcase1964, Poisondartfrog & Cottageflowers! I received some nice seeds I can use.
Ok, I just took my daily walk to the mailbox..and OMG, it was FULL !!!!! It is going to take me all day to open them all...you all are just too kind to me !! I thought I was giving, and WOW am I receiving.
Yesterday I received a wonderful package from retsec, she sent me a PLANT ! of Candy Apple Ice Plant, and some bulbs, and sunflower seeds. I just cant say thank you enough !
I also recd a beautiful Santa card from Jenny, cottageflowers, with some AWESOME seeds...verbascums, which were one of the MOST WANTED on my wish list, and CHOCOLATE salpigloss, which will go so nice in my chocolate garden..
YIPEEEE, and now I have more to open..I am going to take my time and enjoy them..then I will post again.
THANKS SOOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR MAKING MY SEASON EXTRA SPECIAL !! and to think this is a gift that will just keep giving....AWESOME !
Suecirish sent Dianthus 'Rainbow Loveliness' from my list and from aphroditelaughs I received two verbenas, red castor beans, delphiniums, and amaranth. Thank you both for the lovely cards and the wonderful seeds. I'm doing the happy dance here.
I don't know which is more fun. Fulfilling the wishlist of others is wonderful and opening cards is also great. Luckily I get to do both.
Yipee another card today! Thanks Yi/wind_red for the leeks and the rainbow carrots...I KNOW Jordan will love to eat those next year.
Kim & Jordan
OK........here is an update for you...I dont want to give away our totals BUT I thought it would be NICE to share a little tid bit of info...
THERE ARE 73 PEOPLE OUT OF 146 TOTAL THAT ARE RECEIVING "OVER" 10 CARDS...SO HOW IS THAT FOR
F-A-N-T-A-S-T--I-C- ????????? WHOOOO- HOOOO !!
Ok, happy Mailboxing !!!
That really is FANTASTIC Kym!!! There are a lot of generous Santas here. Mailboxing is such fun! I love hearing what everyone received.
Can I have a W in the hangman game please?
**************THIS THREAD IS NOW FULL, PLEASE COME TO THE NEW THREAD ******************************
NO MORE POSTING HERE, THREAD HAS MAXED OUT, COME TO NEW THREAD....NEW QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN POSTED ON 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GAME !!
mailed my cards today
My husband ask me what i wanted for christmas i said im getting them lol thanks so much got your card today love it melanie miller