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Posted by flowergirl34 5 Upstate NY (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 31, 13 at 10:46

Welcome to the Make New Friends February KISS Swap :)

February is a short month full of oh! so sweet things...so lets have this swap be the same way...

Keep It Simple & Sweet :0)

Postage Rates have gone up, yet again! So please send the cheapest way you can, first class would be just fine. Just please post your Delivery Confirmation here when you mail, so we can track your package.

Please include in your February KISS:
~a Valentines Card
~1...yes! only 1 pack of seeds...try looking on your swap partners want list, or maybe, look for a valentine themed pack of seeds...or let your imagination go wild...
~Something Sweet...again, this is up to you. Your something sweet could be garden tags, seed baggies, or chocolate (my fav,lol).

Deadline for Sign-Ups: Feb. 9th
Partners: Feb. 10th
Please mail by: Feb.19th (post your Delivery Confirmation # when you mail)

Don't forget to post when you receive so we can all enjoy your K~I~S~S with you.

That's it...easy peasy mac n' cheesy this month.

Make New Friends is an open swap. Newbies, veterans...anyone who is looking to make some new garden friends is always welcome.

And, as always...I'll be posting games later this month. Wonder what is could be :D????

vina


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Looks like I'm the first to sign-up! IOW,...I'm totally "in"! :)


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Count me in . Looks like fun.

margie


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Would love to join this month but my sensible side tells me I just can't. I have some extra work this month at the gift shop I work at due to an employee leaving and no one to take her spot. I am hosting the MNF swap so my month is full. I hate to pass on it but will be back next month. Have fun.

Margo


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Vina-Sign me up...can't resist your swaps.

Shirley


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  • Posted by corrine1 7b Pacific Northwest (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 2, 13 at 10:25

Simple sounds perfect. Sign me up.

Corrine


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 2, 13 at 16:23

Me Too!! Me Too!!
Short and sweet sounds good to me!
Shirley!


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Sign me up too! my last one was an easter one when i had my old screen name. they are so fun!


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Sign me up! LOL Sounds fun!


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I'm in! I'm sending large seeds. How many do I need to send?


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Happy Super Bowl Everyone!!!

WELCOME! WELCOME!! I see we're off to a great start! :)
It's so nice to 'see' all of you again! Taking December and Jan. off from swapping just seemed so weird! Felt like I was missing something...so nice to be back!

Signed up for some February FUN!
flowergirl34 (vina)
cryptid
brittneysgran (shirley)
corrine1 (corrine)
sjc48 (shirley)
garden_love
pinkiris
zackey

Margo, we'll miss you! Stop back in and see us.

Zackey, just send what you think your receiver would like to receive. Can't go wrong with that :)

Is anyone doing anything special for the super bowl today? Parties or get together's?

We're staying in and I'm making 30 more crowns...my girl scout troop is hosting a council wide princess ball next sat. We're at 100 so far...my co-leader and I NEVER expected this many people, lol! We are so excited! I'll have to take plenty of pictures to post. Make sure to check out the crowns, yours truly made almost all of them. Our troop girls made their own, but, they are just brownies, and can't sit and make 100 crowns...but, I guess I can LOL! :)

Will be posting a game later this week...
Talk to you later!
vina

ps. check out the corsages too...finished them last night! :)


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When do we know who to send to?


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Count me in please

margie


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Morning All!!

Garden_love, Deadline for sign-ups is Feb. 9th, partners posted on the 10th :) All info is right at the top :) Hope this helps.

So glad to have you Margie!! WELCOME!! :D

Signed up for some February FUN!
flowergirl34 (vina)
cryptid
brittneysgran (shirley)
corrine1 (corrine)
sjc48 (shirley)
garden_love
pinkiris
zackey
craftie2 (margie)

Crowns are officially DONE! WOOHOO!

I'll be posting a game tomorrow. Still need to recover from Super Bowl Sunday, lol.

Have a great day!
vina


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I seen that, i just confused myself


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I'm in!!! Sounds like sweet fun!! Have a great Monday.


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I'd like to join. I love kisses, seeds, and everybody should have a piece of dark chocolate (for health reasons) every day.

Don


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Hi there --

would love to join! Thanks,

Barbara
rhodes521@hotmail.com


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Morning!!

WELCOME!! WELCOME!! Kellie, Don and Barbara!! So glad you could join us! :)

Signed up for some February FUN!
flowergirl34 (vina)
cryptid
brittneysgran (shirley)
corrine1 (corrine)
sjc48 (shirley)
garden_love
pinkiris
zackey
craftie2 (margie)
Kelli9699
dem_pa (don)
rhodes145 (barbara)

So sorry I missed posting our game yesterday...the days just keep going faster and faster...

~~~~~GAME TIME~~~~ GAME TIME~~~~~ GAME TIME~~~~~ GAME TIME~~~~

Can you say...Valentine's BINGO! Who doesn't love Bingo??

Rules are super simple!
~Choose 10 words from the word list below.
~Email me a copy of your list by Friday, Feb. 8.
~Sat. Feb. 9 we'll draw the first word.
~Me and my Bingo helpers will continue to draw one word a day till someone YELLS B~I~N~G~O!
~The winner will receive a 'supa' prize mailed by yours truly :)
~Easy peasy mac and cheesy!

VALENTINE BINGO WORD LIST:
1. Love
2. Rose
3. Cherub
4. Chocolate
5. Arrows
6. Be Mine
7. Dancing
8. Crush
9. Forever
10.Date
11.Love Letters
12.Dove
13.Poetry
14.Candy
15.Red
16.Diamonds
17.Flowers
18.Lovebirds
19.Romance
20.Heart
21.Only You
22.Sweethearts
23.Ribbon
24.Hugs
25.Gifts
26.Pink
27.Cupid
28.Valentine
29.Kisses
30.Secret Admirer

Any ?? about Bingo, just ask :)

Got to get some finishing touches on our Princess Ball for Saturday. I can't even imagine what 100 girl scouts partying looks like :D

vina


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Afternoon!

Garden_love aka Alex, got your words :)

Any other Bingo Lovers out there??
vina


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 6, 13 at 16:59

I can't say that I really love Bingo or even like it. I do know that I like playing it here on the swaps better than going out to a "bingo hall". That drives me crazy! I never win, either way, so maybe that is why I'm not fond of it. However, I'll be sending my words out tonite, Vina! There is always hope and always a first time for everything!

I wanted to show you all the pic I got of the Bald Eagle that is fishing the River Raisin, in downtown Monroe! I got this on Monday, on my lunch hour. It was snowing, so it's not the best pic, but it's better than any other eagle pic I've taken. I was pleased!

Have a great evening, ALL!
Shirley!


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Shirley-Oh my goodness I love the eagle picture, lucky you. The snow sure adds to the splendor of the picture.

Vina-Good luck with the girl scout Princess Ball. Will e-mail my Bingo words right away. Thanks for letting us play.

Two more days and my family will be leaving for the week-end. Spending the week-end in Pigeon Forge, Tn. and the weather is supposed to be great.

Shirley


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Morning!!

Shirley, there's a first time for everything! Who knows you could be Feb.'s super winner :) That picture is gorgeous! I agree with Shirley, I think the snow adds something to it. You can almost see how cold he is with his feathers fluffed up in the snow. Just gorgeous!

Shirley, have a super fun time on vaca. Sending you some nice weather your way. :) We're suppose to be hit with a Lake Effect/Nor'easter on Friday into Saturday...yuck!

I've rec'd Bingo words from:
Garden_love
Corrine
dem_pa
sjc48
craftie2
brittneysgran

Barbara, I rec'd your list, but it was a copy of the whole bingo list. I didn't get your 10 words. Can you re-send?

Have a super day!
vina


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 8, 13 at 23:18

Hi Everybody!
Came home from work, decided to take a small nap before dinner and just now got up! Good Grief!

Shirley, Lucky You! The Smokies are my ALL TIME favorite place to be! We were there two years ago in November and the weather was gorgeous. Would move there in a heartbeat!

Should probably get some dinner, talk to ya all soon!
Shirley!


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Hi Vina,
Glad I saw your RR swap. Sounds like fun. Please count me in. Thanks, Jen


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EVENING!

I've rec'd Bingo words from:
Garden_love
Corrine
dem_pa
sjc48
craftie2
brittneysgran
Barbara
Kelli9699

Bingo is officially closed...and onto the first word drawn...

THE BINGO WORD FOR SATURDAY IS: RED

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED

Jen, WELCOME!!! SO glad you could join us :)

Today is the last day for sign ups...I'll be posting partners tomorrow...can't wait!

Signed up for some February FUN!
flowergirl34 (vina)
cryptid
brittneysgran (shirley)
corrine1 (corrine)
sjc48 (shirley)
garden_love
pinkiris
zackey
craftie2 (margie)
Kelli9699
dem_pa (don)
rhodes145 (barbara)
jensyen (jen)

We had so much fun this afternoon! I'll be posting pics tomorrow :)
Have a super night!
vina


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BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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LOL! Barbara must have the first word. But, you need to get all 10 from your list for bingo :)

Anyone else get the first word?


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hA hA Thought that might be sort of a short game...

Oh well, when the nun in the first week of first grade said "Now everyone draw a nice big O.." (on the paper she'd given us)... I drew an O that filled the whole paper, with garlands twining, birds flying in and out, and flowers all over the place. She made me stand up in front of the class and look at everyone else's paper -- on which of course were drawn O's between the lines... everyone else understood they should be done that way... not me, no...lol


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Barbara-Bless your heart...is it not funny those times are the ones we always remember from our childhood. May you end up being the winner in the BINGO game.

Vina-No did not have that word, hopefully the next one. How did the princess ball go? Hope you can post some pictures soon.

Shirley-The Smoky Mountains are a favorite of many. Many come here to Franklin and to Pigeon Forge to retire. You should come some Fall when the leaves change color.

Take care ladies,

Shirley


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 10, 13 at 22:00

I've got the first Bingo word!

Shirley, there was still lots of color while we were down there. It was so beautiful! We want to go back and stay on the North Carolina side this time, so we can go to Cataloochee to see the Elk herd. Retire there? Not a bad idea!! If I ever get to retire!

Vina, yes, please post pictures of the Princess Ball!

Have a good week, everyone!
Shirley!


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Did I miss something? No bingo word yesterday?


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Morning everyone!
So sorry I missed yesterday! I think recouping wasn't even the word for it....I was so exhausted.

All rested and ready for some bingo!
We'll be drawing 2 words today...one for Sunday and one for Monday.

THE BINGO WORD FOR SUNDAY IS: LOVE LETTERS

THE BINGO WORD FOR MONDAY IS: CUPID

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID

~~~PARTNERS~~~~PARTNERS~~~~~PARTNERS~~~~PARTNERS~~~~

Signed up for some February FUN!


corrine1 (corrine) SENDS TO pinkiris

pinkiris SENDS TO zackey

zackey SENDS TO corrine1 (corrine)

craftie2 (margie) AND brittneysgran (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER

Kelli9699 AND sjc48 (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER

dem_pa (don) AND garden_love SEND TO EACH OTHER

rhodes145 (barbara) AND cryptid SEND TO EACH OTHER

jensyen (jen) AND flowergirl 34 SEND TO EACH OTHER

Everyone please contact your swap partner for their addys :) Don't forget to post here when you mail with your Delivery Confirmation.

Happy Swapping!!
vina

ps. I'll try and post some pics :) of the dance...cross your fingers this works.


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My troop...:) Everyone looks so princessy :)


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some dance pictures...these aren't the greatest...as soon as people saw me with a camera, they cleared a path, lol ;)


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my princess and gramma :)


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I have no idea why the last one came out crooked?

I hope you enjoy!

Have a super day!
vina


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I got one!
Now for 9 more...


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 11, 13 at 20:44

Vina, how pretty everyone looked! Very princessy! Thanks for sharing these pics. Taylor looked lovely, really like the dress, great color!

Hope you are getting some R&R, I cannot imagine the work involved in something like that!

YaY!! Partners! Kelli, I have your address, let me know if you need mine. I'll be mailing your KISS out on Thursday, will post here when I do.

Have a great week, Everyone!
Shirley!


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Yeah partners....Margie sending you an e-mail to get your address.

Vina-Taylor is one beautiful young lady. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I now have one valentine word.

Shirley-The elks are really something to see. Cherokee, NC also have a lot of the elk. They stand out in the road and you have to blow the horn to get them to move.

Shirley


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Morning Everyone!

Shirley, Sunday was my recoup day...but, to tell you the truth, I'm still bushed! We had a prom back drop and light set up to take "prom" like pictures of ALL the princesses and their chaperones. I was the one taking the pictures. I took over 100 pictures that day, then went and developed them all, packaged them up according to troop number. I'm crossing my fingers I got everyone with their right number, lol! Still tired! Doesn't help, my sweet boy was up at 3 am this morning, pretending to be a dinosaur! Mornings like these are why God invented coffee. :)

Jen, got your email. And sent you my addy. Let me know if you don't get it. I should be mailing this week as well.

THE BINGO WORD FOR TUESDAY IS: CHERUB

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB

Have a super afternoon!
vina


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Shirley, I have your address as well. I almost have everything for yours also. I should have it in the mail to you before the end of the week also.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Kelli


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I mailed to my partner today.

Confirmation # 9114 9010 7574 2385 0648 31


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My package is on its way.
Expected Delivery: Fri. 02/15/13
Tracking # is
9500 1101 8650 3043 4997 78


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Hello New at this trying to contact Zachy for into and also Corrine who emailed me for info but she didnt include her email to send her the info.....please help. LOL thanks!!


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  • Posted by corrine1 7b Pacific Northwest (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 13, 13 at 12:09

I've exchanged emails with pinkiris now & have her address.

Can someone explain better how to enable the GW email, so pinkiris can connect with zachey privately?

The "new look" here causes me to squint horribly with the light thin letters & bright white background. I got a headache after yesterday morning on it, so have to limit my time here. I've sent 2 complaints to GW about it.

I can't stay long reading or else... migraine pain.

Corrine


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Happy Wednesday!

THE BINGO WORD FOR WEDNESDAY IS; VALENTINE

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE

Taylor drew this appropriate word for the day! That's why we're so late in drawing. Had to wait till after school :)

Signed up for some February FUN!

corrine1 (corrine) SENDS TO pinkiris

pinkiris SENDS TO zackey

zackey SENDS TO corrine1 (corrine)

craftie2 (margie) AND brittneysgran (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER

Kelli9699 AND sjc48 (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER

dem_pa (don) AND garden_love SEND TO EACH OTHER ~~Don~SENT~

rhodes145 (barbara) AND cryptid SEND TO EACH OTHER

jensyen (jen) AND flowergirl 34 SEND TO EACH OTHER~~ Jen~SENT~

WOW! The packages are already flying! :) SUPER!

Corrine, the new white background is taking me a little to get used to as well. It's very white!

I'm not sure how to enable sending emails anymore. There used to be a link at the bottom of the exchanges page, but that's gone. I'm trying to figure out how to get in to update my exchange page, haven't done it in so long, I've completely forgotten how, lol!

If anyone can answer either ?? can you post it here, so we can all read it. Thanks in advance! :)

Gotta run....got to finish up 2 classes of Valentine's for parties tomorrow. AND, I have Girl Scout cookie pick ups tomorrow afternoon. LOL! 80 cases of cookies!!

Talk to ya later!
vina


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Barbara, your package is on its way! You should receive it Saturday. :)

DC# 9500 1108 3034 3044 5537 10

It's been a looooong, busy day and we haven't even had dinner yet. With that said, I bid you all a good evening.


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 14, 13 at 7:40

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Have a sweet day, All!

Shirley!


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  • Posted by corrine1 7b Pacific Northwest (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 14, 13 at 12:06

Remember to acknowledge those important people in your life with a Happy Valentine's Day greeting!

Several people close to me have some serious health conditions that encourage me to stop whatever I'm doing, pray, & call them when I think of them. One got out of ICU yesterday & another has open heart surgery today and his wife is too ill herself to visit him.

You just don't know what the day brings, so live with no regrets!

Happy Valentine's Day
Corrine


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 14, 13 at 14:53

Kelli, your KISS is on it's way! I have a tracking number if we need it.
Shirley!


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Vina-When the gardenweb home page comes up move the mouse cursor to tools & resources. Click on Member pages then click on Edit your exchange lists.

Happy Valentines Day everyone

Shirley


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Zachey...your KISS is on it's way! I also have a tracking number if we need it. Finally got it figured out, lol. Thanks for everyones help =) Happy Valentine's day!

PinkIris


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Dons kiss will be sent in the morning! It has been snowing like mad here and I cant make it out until then!


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Shirley, yours was sent yesterday also. Hope you enjoy.

Hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine's Day with their loved ones.

Happy Friday, Kelli


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Sent Dons kiss today. the tracking # is 9500 1104 0776 3046 3910 91


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Happy Friday & Belated Valentine's Day :D

I received a wonderful Valentine Surprise yesterday! Jen's KISS!! She sent the most wonderful home-made card. Jen, do you make that paper? It's amazing! And seed paper packet hearts. The seeds are in the paper! So cute! And I love that they are Salvia's: Lady In Red! PERFECT!
Jen, also sent some yummy chocolate hearts and some extra seeds straight from my want list...Turtlehead, Catnip (I grow this every year and by fall my cats have it looking very sad, and it never reflowers or goes to seed. Poor things never have a chance in my yard, lol)...something I've been wanting to try FOREVER!!
HOSTA: BIG MAMA! WOOHOO!!!!

THANK YOU JEN FOR A WONDERFUL K~I~S~S!!!

Your KISS is headed your way tomorrow morning. :)
I'll post dc when I mail.

Did everyone have a nice Valentine's?
Taylor came down with a totally yucky stomach bug that's going around at school. So we're having our Valentine's possibly tonight, but, more likely tomorrow afternoon. :( Poor kid! It's not easy to get excited about chocolate when you feel like being sick :(

My co-leader and I were able to distribute all our cookies yesterday, and they are on their way :) Our troop adopted a Army troop in Afghanistan to mail them cookies. So far we've had almost 30 boxes donated for our Soldiers. People are so generous!

Corrine, I can't agree with you more! Just the other day my husband was asking me when I can just "stop" and not be going and doing 'something'. LOL! I told him when I'm dead, lol! Life's too short as it is, to sit and waste it. :)

Thank you Shirley! I'm going to check that out right now.

THE BINGO WORD FOR THURSDAY(VALENTINES DAY) IS: ONLY YOU

THE BINGO WORD FOR FRIDAY IS: BE MINE

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE


Signed up for some February FUN!

corrine1 (corrine) SENDS TO pinkiris

pinkiris SENDS TO zackey ~~SENT~~

zackey SENDS TO corrine1 (corrine)

craftie2 (margie) AND brittneysgran (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER

Kelli9699 AND sjc48 (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Sjc48~SENT~~~Kelli~SENT~

dem_pa (don) AND garden_love SEND TO EACH OTHER ~~Don~SENT~~Garden_love~SENT~

rhodes145 (barbara) AND cryptid SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Cryptid~SENT~

jensyen (jen) AND flowergirl 34 SEND TO EACH OTHER~~ Jen~SENT~Vina~REC'D~~

So many packages being sent...AWESOME! Don't forget to post here when you receive so we can all enjoy your KISS with you :)

Have a great Friday!!
vina

ps. this time of year, I'm so glad I take pictures of my flowers from summer. I miss them so much! Here is one of my columbine beds :)


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 15, 13 at 14:53

WHOO HOO!! My KISS came today - Kelli, thank you so much!!
Kelli sent a beautiful, sparkly flowered Valentine card,with a nice note, chocolate hearts, a package of KISS me over the garden gate seeds ( a first for me!), and a really nice pair of red and white gardening gloves! I struggle with using gloves when I garden and I'm always on the look-out for a pair that I think I can wear. This pair looks like it might happen!
Kelli, very thoughtful package, Thank You! And you're right, you are not alone in your seed addiction!

Vina, hope Taylor is feeling better soon, and thanks for sharing the beautiful picture! I go back through mine too, in the winter, just to keep my spirits up!

Shirley, been meaning to tell ya: we did see an Elk, in a big field at Onocoluftee visitor center. I didn't get a good pic, but at least I got to see one. We tried going over to Cataloochee that day, but got snowed out up on Newfound Gap Road!

Three days off!! YAY!!!
Shirley!


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What a great Valentines day I had yesterday! My husband brought me home a large bouquet of 2 different types of daisies and BIG lillies and a huge box of chocolates! Then today I go my kiss from Don and my first thaught on the way from the mailbox was " wow this is heavy!" I opened it to find a great package of Golden Yellow Kiss gazania, the cutest winnie the poo card and a huge bag of hersheys, reeses, and kit kats! What a sweet guy! I just hope he likes what I sent him as much as I like what he sent me! Now to find a hidding spot for my chocolate so my husband wont find it.... Thank you don!

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Morning Everyone!
Happy Saturday!

Thanks for all the Taylor well wishes! She is feeling a little better, so I'm thinking we'll have our Valentine's Day today :)

Shirley, I have the same trouble with gloves. The overly big ones don't help worth a dickens when it comes to pulling weeds, and the one size too small ones cut the circulation off in my wrists cause their too tight, lol. A perfect fit is hard to find.

Garden, that sounds like a super surprise Valentine's Day! How lovely!

THE BINGO WORD FOR SATURDAY IS: PINK

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK

So how many words does everyone have? Anyone getting close to 10? :)

Signed up for some February FUN!

corrine1 (corrine) SENDS TO pinkiris

pinkiris SENDS TO zackey ~~SENT~~

zackey SENDS TO corrine1 (corrine)

craftie2 (margie) AND brittneysgran (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER

Kelli9699 AND sjc48 (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Sjc48~SENT~Sjc48~REC'D~~Kelli~SENT~

dem_pa (don) AND garden_love SEND TO EACH OTHER ~~Don~SENT~Garden_love~ REC'D~Garden_love~SENT~

rhodes145 (barbara) AND cryptid SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Cryptid~SENT~

jensyen (jen) AND flowergirl 34 SEND TO EACH OTHER~~ Jen~SENT~Vina~REC'D~~

Another flower picture. My lovely Loreley, one of my favorite iris' :)

Have a great day!
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I almost forgot!

Jen, I mailed your KISS out yesterday afternoon :) DC is out in the car. I'll post it when I bring it in.

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Hello and what a beautiful surprise I had in my mailbox last week from cryptid (Darrin)!

There were Cupid's darts flower seeds, which I've never seen or heard of before, blue perennial, 18-30") on a handmade card with care instructions and info about the flower all typed out, and, (this is what is incredible to me about this...) a package of seed envelopes, and a brand new package of permanent markers -- which are actually two items on a list of mine to find this week. (Not easy to find those nice little plastic seed envys unless you order online...)

Then there was an LED keychain (which I will probably use to FIND my keys lol)...an american flag pin, a journal and a nice flower-decorated notepad, big chocolate candy hearts,

and the very best of all: a crocheted butterfly pin handmade by his wife Ellie, which I'm wearing as I write this. I love it. Such tiny, delicate crochet work with variegated colors in dark pinks, light pinks, and white. The picture does not do it justice because one of the antennae is flopped over -- my fault

Thank you so much Darrin & Ellie for making this wonderful package for me. So cool!

My package to you is on it's way as of this morning, priority mail confirmation #9505-5101-7491-3047-4158-78


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 16, 13 at 19:02

Aren't Ellie's butterfly pins beautiful?! I got a blue one from her in one of our swaps. I've gotten quite a few compliments on it!

And I forgot to say yesterday that Kelli's envelope for her KISS package, was covered with foam (?) hearts and flowers - really pretty!

Vina, I spent a good part of today sorting through my flower pictures from 2012, getting ready to print, and I was amazed at some of the great shots I got that I had forgotten about!

I'm always amazed when a picture turns out good.

Now to remember to buy paper!

You are not a bad photographer yourself - your pictures are REALLY good!

I have 4 Bingo words!

Have a great weekend Everybody!
Shirley!


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You gave us 8 BINGO words and I have 0 so far.

I'm thinking spring. This was a "new" iris for me last year.

Amazing Don.
 photo AmazingDon.jpg

How many of you have a flower with your name?

This was two days ago. 1 1/2 inches of snow.
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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 16, 13 at 20:06

Shirley Poppy!


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Happy Sunday!

That butterfly pin is so pretty!!

Shirley, THANK YOU so much! I sure do try :) You should post some of yours too. I'd just love to see them.

Don, I don't think Vina is a very common one...except for "vine" HA! :) Beautiful picture of the tree...so pretty!! 0 words so far?
Billy is drawing today...GOOD LUCK!

THE BINGO WORD FOR SUNDAY IS: CRUSH

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH


Signed up for some February FUN!

corrine1 (corrine) SENDS TO pinkiris

pinkiris SENDS TO zackey ~~SENT~~

zackey SENDS TO corrine1 (corrine)

craftie2 (margie) AND brittneysgran (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER

Kelli9699 AND sjc48 (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Sjc48~SENT~Sjc48~REC'D~~Kelli~SENT~

dem_pa (don) AND garden_love SEND TO EACH OTHER ~~Don~SENT~Garden_love~ REC'D~Garden_love~SENT~

rhodes145 (barbara) AND cryptid SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Cryptid~SENT~Rhodes145~REC'D~~Rhodes145~SENT~

jensyen (jen) AND flowergirl 34 SEND TO EACH OTHER~~ Jen~SENT~Vina~REC'D~~Vina~SENT~

Jen, I hope you receive my package Tuesday. I mailed one out last Tuesday for the OBF swap. Estimated delivery was Feb.14, Maryanne still doesn't have it! And, the dc says its sitting in Syracuse! Has the PO slowed down a little or what?

Try and stay warm today...think spring...only 13 here today. BRRRRRR!
vina

ps. boy! It's so easy to post pics now...LOVE IT!


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I have 3 words! My garden is somewere in the pic! We have sooo much snow!


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  • Posted by corrine1 7b Pacific Northwest (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 17, 13 at 12:49

I sent to Jayeanne on Friday. I hope you enjoy.

Spending a fun weekend with friends at parents' island home. Finding treasures with my friend to grow in our gardens. The local Ace hardware is a gem with a top notch garden center manager. She told me she was off the next 2 days for my hint, hint if I wanted a special on the markdown plants. She wrote a note for $.50 each 4" pot. Not much variety, but 2 types of nepeta and several dwarf asters. It was dark already, so I used my flashlight to see the sprouting foliage at the base to make sure it was a live plant.

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My kiss arrived yesterday. Thank you so much Shirley. She sent be a beautiful card and chocolate. Love Chocolate. Thank you again.


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Morning Everyone!! Happy President's Day!

Corrine, Our local Ace has some super deals too! I check it out about once a month. :)

Garden, that looks like my back yard too. I'm truly in the midst of spring fever. Sowing some of my seeds yesterday helped...a little, lol.

THE BINGO WORD FOR MONDAY IS: CANDY

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY


Signed up for some February FUN!

corrine1 (corrine) SENDS TO pinkiris (jayeanne)~~SENT~~

pinkiris SENDS TO zackey ~~SENT~~

zackey SENDS TO corrine1 (corrine)

craftie2 (margie) AND brittneysgran (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER

Kelli9699 AND sjc48 (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Sjc48~SENT~Sjc48~REC'D~~Kelli~SENT~Kellie~REC'D :D

dem_pa (don) AND garden_love SEND TO EACH OTHER ~~Don~SENT~Garden_love~ REC'D~Garden_love~SENT~

rhodes145 (barbara) AND cryptid SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Cryptid~SENT~Rhodes145~REC'D~~Rhodes145~SENT~

jensyen (jen) AND flowergirl 34 SEND TO EACH OTHER~~ Jen~SENT~Vina~REC'D~~Vina~SENT~

Has everyone been in contact with their swappers? We're on the downward slide toward the end of the month :)

Have a great day!
vina

An oldie but a goodie. historic iris kochii :)


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 18, 13 at 10:35

Drat, Kelli, did I forget the seeds? LMK and I'll get them out to you ASAP! Sorry bout that!

Beautiful day here.

Vina , will scout out some of the good shots and post some. Those Iris's are beautiful!

Have a great President's Day!
Shirley!


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OH Shirley, my bad. There were seeds in the envelope. I want to post quickly to let you know that it arrived that I did forget to mention that part. I actually had included them with my seeds to WS. I have a total of 32 jugs and hae more to sow yet. Thank you.

I have to organize my seeds this week. I am excited, I am going to a seed swap at Chicago Botanical Gardens this weekend. lol Like I need any more seeds. Of course I do. lol.

Hope everyone has a great week.
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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 18, 13 at 15:07

Well, let's see if I can get this right!

Kelli, thanks for letting me know - it has been so busy lately; it wouldn't surprise me if I did forget to put the seeds in!

The new edit feature is really a good thing!

Here's a pic from last July. I like Vina's idea of "keeping our spirits up" by sharing last summer's photos. But I think Don started the ball rolling by posting his beautiful Iris, and I think someone else shared a pic too. NOW, I know there are more out there!!

Shirley!

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Cappuccino photo DayliliesJune122008045.jpg
Asiatic Lily Cappuccino...love this one

I now have 5 words on BINGO

Don-Love your iris....I love irises and have quite a few.

Vina-Love your irises as well..that purple is gorgeous.

I always enjoy pictures everyone shares.

My package went out Friday.

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Good morning everyone!

Don did get the ball rolliing! Come one everyone! Love to see those pics.

Shirley, love the rudbeckia! One of my favorites!

THE BINGO WORD FOR TUESDAY IS: CHOCOLATE

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE

Signed up for some February FUN!

corrine1 (corrine) SENDS TO pinkiris (jayeanne)~~SENT~~

pinkiris SENDS TO zackey ~~SENT~~

zackey SENDS TO corrine1 (corrine)

craftie2 (margie) AND brittneysgran (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Shirley~ SENT~~

Kelli9699 AND sjc48 (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Sjc48~SENT~Sjc48~REC'D~~Kelli~SENT~Kellie~REC'D :D

dem_pa (don) AND garden_love SEND TO EACH OTHER ~~Don~SENT~Garden_love~ REC'D~Garden_love~SENT~

rhodes145 (barbara) AND cryptid SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Cryptid~SENT~Rhodes145~REC'D~~Rhodes145~SENT~

jensyen (jen) AND flowergirl 34 SEND TO EACH
OTHER~~ Jen~SENT~Vina~REC'D~~Vina~SENT~

Shirley, has Margie been in contact with you about sending? Love your lily!! And guess what! I bought what I thought was a cappuccino lily a couple of years ago...take a look at what mine looks like...HA!

Have a super day!
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I got a wonderful box of goodies and seeds and a sweet Valentine's card in the mail today form JayeAnne (Pinkins). Thanks! I needed a pick me up. I just came home from the doctor. I might need surgery on my shoulder. Hope not!


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I received my KISS swap from garden_love.

I received a beautiful Valentine. 3 packs of seeds (amaranthus Prince's Feather, cleome, and celosia), a Dove dark chocolate bar and a Valentine heart with chocolate.

Thanks so much.

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Thank you Vina, Your 'Kiss' arrived today! I love the yummy candy, the cute pin (that is pinned to my winter hat), and the great assortment of seeds with the lovely napkins, card and note. I will probably be sharing the candy with my niece and nephew who come over every afternoon to do homework. And I know that my niece will be wanting the pin for her hat. Hope all is well with everyone. Winter is sending its chilly weather everywhere. Keep warm!


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Thank you shirley . Got your package today. you are the best. Shirley gave so many things choc kisses,garden gloves,soap from bath and body,sticky pad and pens,sharpies,so many seeds and hens and chicks and a lovely card . Its like you know me. Love it all. you are the greatest shirley.

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Placing this post here for zackey

UPDATE: Pinkins/JayeAnne
Posted by zackey GA 8b (My Page) on Tue, Feb 19, 13 at 14:39

I received a wonderful Valentine's card, lot of goodies and some great seeds from her today. Thanks!!!! GW wouldn't let me post a followup to the Kiss swap.

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Vina-Looks like you have Lily 'Netty's Pride' there....I love that one.

Margie-Glad you received your box and liked what I sent.

Yeah I now have 6 words in Bingo.

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Good Morning!

Zackey, that is a pick me up. :) Hoping you don't need surgery. Did you injure it, or is it chronic?

Oh Don! Dove dark chocolate bar. You can't go wrong with that!

Jen, So glad is made it. Was your ring pop broken? Taylor was very concerned it would be crushed in the mail, lol. Everyone needs jewelry :)

Margie, Chocolate and Sharpies...that reminds me...I need to get some new sharpies. Mine are all dried and gross.

Shirley, THANK YOU! That looks exactly like what I have. :) Your so awesome!

THE BINGO WORD FOR WEDNESDAY IS: SECRET ADMIRER

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER

Signed up for some February FUN!

corrine1 (corrine) SENDS TO pinkiris (jayeanne)~~SENT~~

pinkiris SENDS TO zackey ~~SENT~~REC'D~~

zackey SENDS TO corrine1 (corrine)

craftie2 (margie) AND brittneysgran (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Shirley~ SENT~~Margie~REC'D~

Kelli9699 AND sjc48 (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Sjc48~SENT~Sjc48~REC'D~~Kelli~SENT~Kellie~REC'D :D

dem_pa (don) AND garden_love SEND TO EACH OTHER ~~Don~SENT~Garden_love~ REC'D~Garden_love~SENT~Don~REC'D~ :D

rhodes145 (barbara) AND cryptid SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Cryptid~SENT~Rhodes145~REC'D~~Rhodes145~SENT~

jensyen (jen) AND flowergirl 34 SEND TO EACH
OTHER~~ Jen~SENT~Vina~REC'D~~Vina~SENT~Jen~REC'D~ :D

Have I missed anyone sending or receiving? Double check me, please.

Shirley has 6 words...anyone else close?

Talk to you later!
vina

some coneflowers to brighten your day :)


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I received my KISS swap from corrine1 (corrine) .

I received a beautiful Valentine card and 4 packs of seeds (Japanese Pickling eggplant, jalapeno pepper, tomato - NOID, and ageratum - blue mink),

Thank you Corrine,

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Maggie, (zackey -GA 8b )

You are so welcome! Im so happy you enjoyed everything that i sent. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day =)
Ill keep you in my prayers that you will not need to have surgery on your shoulder.

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Is anyone close to bingo yet? I have just 3 words.

We had a great long weekend with our friends and returned by ferry late last night. We dragged up a bunch of driftwood & stored in the shed for making bird houses on our next trip to the island. Should be a lot warmer for woodworking outside then.

Packed home several plants purchased cheaply on the island. My wish list is getting smaller since I brought home these gems for some containers at camp & our gardens at home:
black mondo grass, Goshiki (variegated false holly), mossy saxifraga, Asc*t Rainb*w Euphorbia, Heuchera: Blackout & Ruby Bells, Cardamine & Lathyrus creeper along with dwarf asters & nepeta for $.50 each.

Most exciting was that a neighbor of James' parents gave me a pot of her water lilies for a container pond we've been planning. On the next visit she'll give me some Shubunkin fish, goldfish crossed with koi to eat the mosquitoes. We can't wait for those little guys & warmer weather to produce leaves & flowers on the lily.

I've forgotten to brag about the amazing Christmas gift my hubby upcycled for me. See the link below because I can't figure out how to post it here.

Corrine

Here is a link that might be useful: Christmas gift of pink tractor


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MORNING!
I hope everyone is staying warm. Snowy and cold here today!

Corrine, driftwood birdhouses! They sound adorable! It sounds like you had a terrific time. And, your tractor is positively pinkalishious! :)

Craftie, maybe this word will help...

THE BINGO WORD FOR THURSDAY IS: ARROWS

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS

Signed up for some February FUN!

corrine1 (corrine) SENDS TO pinkiris (jayeanne)~~SENT~~REC'D~ :D

pinkiris SENDS TO zackey ~~SENT~~REC'D~~ :D

zackey SENDS TO corrine1 (corrine)

craftie2 (margie) AND brittneysgran (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Shirley~ SENT~~Margie~REC'D~

Kelli9699 AND sjc48 (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Sjc48~SENT~Sjc48~REC'D~~Kelli~SENT~Kellie~REC'D :D

dem_pa (don) AND garden_love SEND TO EACH OTHER ~~Don~SENT~Garden_love~ REC'D~Garden_love~SENT~Don~REC'D~ :D

rhodes145 (barbara) AND cryptid SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Cryptid~SENT~Rhodes145~REC'D~~Rhodes145~SENT~

jensyen (jen) AND flowergirl 34 SEND TO EACH
OTHER~~ Jen~SENT~Vina~REC'D~~Vina~SENT~Jen~REC'D~ :D

Only a few more to send and receive, and we'll be moving onto March. I think Shirley (sjc48) is signed up for some March hostessing fun :)

Have a great day!
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It's so cold & snowy here. The pics really help....

Guess some winter sowing would be even better....


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OMG! I/we received Barbara's box yesterday. Holy freaking WOW! Here's what it contained:

A large, wonderful Hosta leaf cast (resin?) with an embedded hanger, created by Barbara, essentially to be purposed as a garden ornament, except that Elly likes it so much she is unwilling to expose it to the potentially destructive elements of nature, so it'll definitely be an indoor ornament/vessel of some sort.

Then, Barbara also created a fab necklace for Elly, featuring a cast impression of an ivy leaf, with turquoise stone bead components. Elly absolutely loves it! She's wearing it all the time! :)

And finally, there's the card, seeds and chocolate,...

-Card: On the front - An embossed photo of a hedgehog, with glittery, heart-shaped balloons. Inside - A springy-sproingy popup of the hedgie hanging onto and floating upward with the balloons, with a cartoon word balloon proclaiming "I'll get right to the point--Happy Valentine's Day." Also, Barbara included a nice, informational note explaining the package contents, as well as wishing us happy gardening.

-Seeds: Double Dandy Hybrid Dwarf Sunflower (first dwarf double blossom red). How totally appropriate, totally kewl and gorgeous! Really looking forward to growing these babies! Hybrid or otherwise, I'll be saving seeds from this one regardless.

-Chocolates: Assorted Hershey minis,...all for Elly, as they should be. I'm diabetic, but I don't tell anybody anymore, so Elly can have the candies that she so richly deserves. Heck, she's always buying me "Russell Stover" sugar free chocolates all the time anyway.

Thanks again, Barbara, for your huge package of marvelous surprises!


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Here's the necklace Barbara made/sent:


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Good Morning!

Barbara, beautiful picture! Is that your back yard? The birdhouse on the fence is awesome!

WOW! Is that a BOX! I Love, love, LOVE that hosta leaf!! How did you make that? That has summer project written all over it. And, that necklace is amazing!!

THE BINGO WORD FOR FRIDAY: DIAMONDS

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS
14. DIAMONDS

Signed up for some February FUN!

corrine1 (corrine) SENDS TO pinkiris (jayeanne)~~SENT~~REC'D~ :D

pinkiris SENDS TO zackey ~~SENT~~REC'D~~ :D

zackey SENDS TO corrine1 (corrine)

craftie2 (margie) AND brittneysgran (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Shirley~ SENT~~Margie~REC'D~

Kelli9699 AND sjc48 (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Sjc48~SENT~Sjc48~REC'D~~Kelli~SENT~Kellie~REC'D :D

dem_pa (don) AND garden_love SEND TO EACH OTHER ~~Don~SENT~Garden_love~ REC'D~Garden_love~SENT~Don~REC'D~ :D

rhodes145 (barbara) AND cryptid SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Cryptid~SENT~Rhodes145~REC'D~~Rhodes145~SENT~Cryptid~REC'D~ :D

jensyen (jen) AND flowergirl 34 SEND TO EACH
OTHER~~ Jen~SENT~Vina~REC'D~~Vina~SENT~Jen~REC'D~ :D

Zackey, have you sent to Corrine?
Margie, have you sent to Shirley?
Please post your DC when you mail.

A huge storm is in the middle of the country coming all the way to the coast. Hope everyone who lives in that neck of the woods stays warm and safe. We're due for more lake effect snow today. Got about 6 inches yesterday.

I miss grass...

Talk to you later!
vina

ps. one of my garden visitors from last year :)


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Hi Darrin! Am very glad you-all enjoyed the hosta casting, etc. That necklace looks AWESOME on Ellie. So funny -- looks like it was absolutely made for her butterfly tee. I really enjoyed (and am using on a daily basis) many of the items you sent. .. I think I have 4 little envelopes left and the markers are urging me to start with the winter sowing already...

Hi Vina, I love making leaf castings and I bet you will too -- they really are easy. Only thing is they're messy -- all that Portland cement mixing. The key to knowing if you'll like the project is to remember if you liked making mud pies as a kid lol. Also loving to make sandcastles at the beach is a clue.

In a nutshell, the process goes like this: Find a really nice fresh leaf with interesting ribbing. Put it in water to make sure it's as turgid as it can get. Leave it in the shade for a while.

Meantime, mix your cement. For casting I often use roughly 1 part sand to 2 parts cement (you want the bag of stuff without sand or gravel added). Then add water until you get consistency like sand building a castle. (not too wet).

Put some plastic wrap on the ground. Turn the leaf over onto the plastic. If you want a curved shape to your casting, put a little hill of sand under your plastic first--

Then you cover the backside of the leaf with cement. Just plop it on and smooth it out. Make sure you get the edges.
Then, @ 24 hrs later, you peel the leaf from the cement and voila! Lots of fun. You never know exactly what you'll get --

That's my front fence-- We face on a pretty busy road. Over the fence is a pasture and beyond that the river. .

Wishing everyone successful winter sowing!!!!!!!!!

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Hi since I am very new to this. I need to ask a stupid question what is a dc.Hope to learn alot from everyone. Thank you for your help.

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Hi Margie, DC stands for delivery comfirmation. Ask for it at your post office. I think it is an additional 90 cents. A tracking number is listed on your receipt.
Have a great day!
Jen

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Thank you my dc for shirley kiss is
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del 2/22
Hope she got it. Thank you so much for the help.

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Happy Sunday!

So sorry I missed yesterday! Had a birthday party that ran long. By the time I got home, I was pooped :)

Barbara, to answer both questions...YES! I loved Mud Pies and Sand Castles, lol :) I'm printing your instructions out and saving them for summer. This just doubled my spring fever. I have some big hostas that I would love to try this on, and some hydrangea, and some sunflowers leaves...my mind is so busy thinking of everything I can do this too :)

I love the red one! Is that concrete dye or did you paint it? And do you seal them with a clear sealer or just leave them? I bring all my garden treasures into the shed for the winter, but, with it so cold, do they over winter well?

So sorry for all the ? but, I'm thinking my whole brownie troop can do these at camp this year....WOOHOO! PROJECT!!

Thanks Jen! Couldn't have said it better myself.

Margie, there are no stupid ??'s. We've all been newbies once. In fact I'll share with you one of the most embarrassing things I've ever done on the GW. A couple of years ago, I posted that I have SO many Clematis Jackamannii seeds to swap! I was harvesting the darn things for a couple weeks. Carefully drying them and bagging them all up...after my 3rd swap...I rec'd an email saying that the "seeds" that I swapped were NOT pollinated! I was so embarrassed. I bagged up almost 100 baggies of these things, only to find out I bagged up the WRONG thing. LOL!
Could have saved myself a bunch if I would have just asked a question, lol!

THE BINGO WORD FOR SATURDAY IS: HEART

THE BINGO WORD FOR SUNDAY IS: GIFTS

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS
14. DIAMONDS
15. HEART
16. GIFTS

Signed up for some February FUN!

corrine1 (corrine) SENDS TO pinkiris (jayeanne)~~SENT~~REC'D~ :D

pinkiris SENDS TO zackey ~~SENT~~REC'D~~ :D

zackey SENDS TO corrine1 (corrine)

craftie2 (margie) AND brittneysgran (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Shirley~ SENT~~Margie~REC'D~Margie~ SENT~

Kelli9699 AND sjc48 (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Sjc48~SENT~Sjc48~REC'D~~Kelli~SENT~Kellie~REC'D :D

dem_pa (don) AND garden_love SEND TO EACH OTHER ~~Don~SENT~Garden_love~ REC'D~Garden_love~SENT~Don~REC'D~ :D

rhodes145 (barbara) AND cryptid SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Cryptid~SENT~Rhodes145~REC'D~~Rhodes145~SENT~Cryptid~REC'D~ :D

jensyen (jen) AND flowergirl 34 SEND TO EACH
OTHER~~ Jen~SENT~Vina~REC'D~~Vina~SENT~Jen~REC'D~ :D

Have a great day!
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3 words.

A few favorites.
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I grew this lily from seeds I received in a swap. I winter sowed the seeds.
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Blue spruce, shasta daisy, and blue flax.
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Hi Vina,

The leaf casting would make a Great Brownie project -- especially at camp outdoors lol. Maybe they can start saving smocks now...

The red one is a huge squash leaf I did from my garden two years ago -- it was about 1.5 x 1.25 feet. I used acrylic paints and sealed with a mix of two types of Behr concrete sealer...

They have a "wet look" and a "satin". The wet look by itself is too shiny for my taste (reflects too much light) but the mix of the two works fine. Have been making these for a few years now and the acrylic with the sealer has been holding up, even on some that I've left outdoors by mistake (tho I wouldn't recommend).

The big leaves make a great filler as plants die back & empty spots show up in the garden -- and they can be easily moved.

Also some very cool effects can be gotten by painting the veins a contrasty color -- I guarantee that kids will absolutely love the project. Pic is of a birdbath I made for a lady out of a huge rhubarb leaf.


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Barbara-love the rhubarb leaf made into a bird bath...very cool.

Margie-I did receive my box and thank you very much for everything.
Margie sent:
Beautiful Valentine card
Reeses Candy Bar
Choc. Valentine Candy
Hanging Butterfly Decoration..just beautiful
Seeds
My Mom fell at the nursing home and fractured her hip..the one she broke 4 weeks ago and had surgery on. We are now back to square one. She is in so much pain and they told us they could not operate again and it would have to heal on its own.
Sure hope this week goes better than last.

Love all the pictures....I need a pick-me-up.

Thanks for the fun swap this month Vina.

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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 24, 13 at 20:09

Hey All!

Just got back from spending the weekend with my daughter and the girls - great time! My SIL was in Boston for the week, so it was a girls only party!

Shirley, sending some good thoughts and vibes your way in the hopes that the upcoming week will be better for both you and your mom, and I'm hoping they can do something about her pain.

Don, beautiful pictures! I snagged some daylily seeds from in front of our motel up in Mackinac City this summer, would like to WS them - anyone ever done this?

Barb, love the leaves! How creative!

I have 5 Bingo words!!

Well, the laundry is finished, now to get it all put away. And then head for bed. Back to work tomorrow.
Have a great week, Everyone!


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Good afternoon!

Don, love the daylily! I tend to favor mine that I started from seed more than my named varieties. My daylily seeds I rec'd 3 years ago from a swap. Sowed them all, and planted them around my pool. Last year was their first bloom. Every single one was different. I was so proud! :) And, this has led me to find other daylily seeds..when I go on walks, go on vacation, trip to the mall...HAHA!

Taylor is starting her very own flowerbed this year. She has pretty much taken over half of my green house, lol. She has 85 daylily babies started. Every day she checks on them. LOVE IT!

Barbara, my creative juices are flowing for this project. I was thinking we could do it at camp. We're going in about a month. AAHHH!! Cold, spring camping...I feel a sneeze coming on already :) I can't thank you enough for such an original idea! THANK YOU!!!

Shirley, I'm so sorry about your mom. How awful! Can they give her anything for the pain? I can't even imagine! She's in my prayers.

Shirley, all girls weekend! How wonderful. HHMMMM! You 'snagged' daylily seeds from a hotel??? Methinks you were merely 'transplanting' them to grow and flourish somewhere else :D I have to say this or else I have to admit what I've done for the 'need' for seeds, lol!

THE BINGO WORD FOR MONDAY IS: FLOWERS

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS
14. DIAMONDS
15. HEART
16. GIFTS
17. FLOWERS

Signed up for some February FUN!

corrine1 (corrine) SENDS TO pinkiris (jayeanne)~~SENT~~REC'D~ :D

pinkiris SENDS TO zackey ~~SENT~~REC'D~~ :D

zackey SENDS TO corrine1 (corrine)

craftie2 (margie) AND brittneysgran (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Shirley~ SENT~~Margie~REC'D~Margie~ SENT~Shirley~REC'D~:D

Kelli9699 AND sjc48 (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Sjc48~SENT~Sjc48~REC'D~~Kelli~SENT~Kellie~REC'D :D

dem_pa (don) AND garden_love SEND TO EACH OTHER ~~Don~SENT~Garden_love~ REC'D~Garden_love~SENT~Don~REC'D~ :D

rhodes145 (barbara) AND cryptid SEND TO EACH OTHER~~Cryptid~SENT~Rhodes145~REC'D~~Rhodes145~SENT~Cryptid~REC'D~ :D

jensyen (jen) AND flowergirl 34 SEND TO EACH
OTHER~~ Jen~SENT~Vina~REC'D~~Vina~SENT~Jen~REC'D~ :D

Corrine, have you heard from Zackey? I believe this is the last swap for this month, and we can wrap this one up :)

Have a super day!!

ps...some err...re-located daylily seed babies :)


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Shirley-The good thoughts & vibes worked...its been much better today...thanks.

Vina-Wow 85 daylily babies...way to go Taylor. What a thrill it will be when all those bloom. I love your red daylily seedling.

Mom was doing much better today and the pain has subsided somewhat. They do have a pain patch on her if she would just eat.

Take care everyone

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  • Posted by corrine1 7b Pacific Northwest (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 26, 13 at 12:20

Wow, I received a lovely goldfinch at a birdfeeder card inside an envelope stuffed with seeds from Zackey. There were so many seeds inside I put it aside to post later & didn't get back to it. Thanks, Zackey for sharing from your gardens what you could spare. We will enjoy the wide assortment. I think I could plant the radish & spinach after we have some rain again. I sprinkled calcium carbonate lime on the beds, so it looks like snow, but once it's rains it dissolves & I can plant. Right now I can't see the baby kale, lettuce, and parsley. I was a bit liberal with the lime, but our soil needs it every year due to the rain. Plus the fir needles that fall from the trees add to the acidity. The mulch is nice, but I had to remove moss off the beds this year for the 1st time.

The weather has been cool, but not rainy so I've been working outside cutting things back, moving a few plants, & general cleanup. We let the chickens out of their pen on Sunday afternoon & they did some scratching around pulling some groundcovers loose, so in their own way helping expand the garden. I pushed it back because paths get too narrow already. I did appreciate their scratching in some of the forest to get the little weedy Herb Robert Geranium knocked down.

She included tall marigolds for flowers & a huge assortment of vegetables:

Beans: Potamac, Navy, Jacob's Cattle, Cherokee Black Trail of Tears
Cucumber: Lemon
Okra: mix & burgundy
Peas: Sugar Snap
Radish: Helios
Spinach: hybrid ryal, bloomsdale long standing
Tomato: Deuce di Plea....? highlighter has faded & I can't read it, Black Cherry, Black Sea Man
Summer squash, straight neck
Watermelon: Sugar Baby, Ali Baba

She also asked if I could post photos of the kids' gardens. I wish I had taken more last summer, but I was busy with dirty hands & kids. I do think my son took some when we were bottle feeding mini calves and my husband at the end of summer, so I'll ask for them when they're back home. I tried to post a photo the other day, but the system is different & my photos on google plus are different, too. Where is that teenager when I need him? Asleep, he, he.

Corrine

Here is a link that might be useful: favorites of Master Gardeners for yield, flavor, and overall performance


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Good evening!
I hope everyone in the middle of the country is staying safe with awful storm your having.

Shirley, yes! she is so excited. Don't know how excited hubby is to hear about yet another flowerbed coming to our yard this spring :) Poor guy! His grass is slowly becoming extinct, lol. My dream is to have almost no yard grass and only have grass to mow like walkways from one bed to another...ahh to dream :)

So glad to hear they have your mom's pain in hand. :D Sending good thoughts your way!

Corrine, that sounds like an amazing package! I can't believe your getting ready to plant! I'm having some serious zone envy. :)

THE BINGO WORD FOR TUESDAY IS: ROSE

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS
14. DIAMONDS
15. HEART
16. GIFTS
17. FLOWERS
18. ROSE
Signed up for some February FUN!

corrine1 (corrine) SENDS TO pinkiris (jayeanne)~~SENT~~REC'D~ :D

pinkiris SENDS TO zackey ~~SENT~~REC'D~~ :D

zackey SENDS TO corrine1 (corrine)~SENT~REC'D~ :D

craftie2 (margie) AND brittneysgran (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~Shirley~ SENT~Margie~REC'D~Margie~ SENT~Shirley~REC'D~:D

Kelli9699 AND sjc48 (shirley) SEND TO EACH OTHER~Sjc48~SENT~Sjc48~REC'D~Kelli~SENT~Kellie~REC'D :D

dem_pa (don) AND garden_love SEND TO EACH OTHER~Don~SENT~Garden_love~ REC'D~Garden_love~SENT~Don~REC'D~ :D

rhodes145 (barbara) AND cryptid SEND TO EACH OTHER~Cryptid~SENT~Rhodes145~REC'D~Rhodes145~SENT~Cryptid~REC'D~ :D

jensyen (jen) AND flowergirl 34 SEND TO EACH
OTHER~Jen~SENT~Vina~REC'D~Vina~SENT~Jen~REC'D~:D

I believe this wraps up the month of Feb!
Just waiting on a B~I~N~G~O ! :D

Have a great night!
vina


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Morning!!

THE BINGO WORD FOR WEDNESDAY IS: SWEETHEARTS

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS
14. DIAMONDS
15. HEART
16. GIFTS
17. FLOWERS
18. ROSE
19. SWEETHEARTS

This has shaped up to be quite a BINGO game :)

Talk to you later!
vina


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  • Posted by corrine1 7b Pacific Northwest (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 27, 13 at 13:29

Love your photos Vina. Yes, we have a long, cool spring that lasts until July, so don't be envious. You'll have sunshine way before & your garden will catch up & surpass mine here.

This bingo game is teaching patience. Five words now. Someone must be close!

Last night, we winter sowed seeds with our poultry 4-H club kids. I had them pick vegetables they like to eat and then something else for fun like flowers, herbs or squash. Pumpkins were a big hit as were mexican sunflowers and the calendula seeds I brought from my garden in a cardboard box. They liked picking apart those seed heads since the seeds look like little bumpy bottom boats. We didn't run out of soil, but did use up all the containers I'd brought. My son planted broccoli, basil & lettuce -- smart kid. He didn't plant eggplant or cauliflower since those don't touch his plate unless I disguise 'em. We split up packets of sugar snap peas for them to direct sow at home. Some wanted to plant them along their chicken runs outside of the fencing so chickens could nibble a bit, too. We discussed ways to prevent them from getting through the fence, but decided on growing them elsewhere if we wanted any peas. I reminded parents that supports were needed & tree or shrub prunings work for the 4 foot pea vines.

I forgot to tell them my daughter's trick -- plant peas around a tomato cage leaving an access point to plant tomatoes 2 months later. She just snips the pea vines at the base & leaves the roots. She snips up the vines as mulch for the tomatoes. Isn't that smart? She said we did that a long time ago, but I didn't remember. She has always loved peas & only started enjoying tomatoes in her early teens.

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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 28, 13 at 7:41

Good Morning!

I have 7 Bingo words!

As I said before, I'll be posting the new MNF swap tomorrow or Saturday - be on the lookout, folks!

Have a great Thursday!
Shirley!


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Happy Friday!!

Sorry I missed Bingo yesterday. The whole day I was playing catch~up :)

THE BINGO WORD FOR THURSDAY IS: DANCING

THE BINGO WORD FOR FRIDAY IS: RIBBONS

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS
14. DIAMONDS
15. HEART
16. GIFTS
17. FLOWERS
18. ROSE
19. SWEETHEARTS
20. DANCING
21. RIBBONS

First one to yell BINGO wins!!

Super Shirley, we'll be on the lookout! :)

Have a great Friday.

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  • Posted by corrine1 7b Pacific Northwest (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 1, 13 at 11:43

Happy Friday ~ no bingo word for me. Still have just 5 of em.

Tomorrow is the largest free plant swap in my area and I'm going. My family will be on a retreat, so I don't have one of my guys to haul the heavy pots for me. I better save some energy for tomorrow.

Yesterday, I repotted our bamboo & some peonies a friend gave me last month that were in a window box planter. I'm sore today, but since I was already dirty just finished the big pot jobs.

The weather is warm & raining even in the mountains. Birds are singing and frequenting the bird bath again.

Hellebore and a few of primroses (purple & yellow) & lungworts (unspotted leaved rubra) are blooming. The sweet box is also in bloom making our front porch smell heavenly.

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Evening!

Corrine, How wonderful! Local plant swaps are always FUN! Hope you get some super finds.

We must be getting close to bingo. We only have 8 words left. How funny would it be if you all needed the same words, lol!

THE BINGO WORD FOR SATURDAY IS: FOREVER

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS
14. DIAMONDS
15. HEART
16. GIFTS
17. FLOWERS
18. ROSE
19. SWEETHEARTS
20. DANCING
21. RIBBONS
22. FOREVER

First one to yell BINGO wins!! :D

Have a great night!
vina


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Happy Sunday!

THE BINGO WORD FOR SUNDAY IS: DOVE

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS
14. DIAMONDS
15. HEART
16. GIFTS
17. FLOWERS
18. ROSE
19. SWEETHEARTS
20. DANCING
21. RIBBONS
22. FOREVER
23. DOVE

Cold out today. Perfect for sowing some seeds :)

Shirleys posted March...going to check it out now.

Have a super day!
vina


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 3, 13 at 17:15

Vina, what is that flower? I should know it, but can't put a name to it.

I still only have 7 words. Drat!

Shirley!


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Evening!

Shirley, it's an annual mum, or tri-color daisy. They are pretty neat and easy to grow :)

THE BINGO WORD FOR MONDAY IS: POETRY

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS
14. DIAMONDS
15. HEART
16. GIFTS
17. FLOWERS
18. ROSE
19. SWEETHEARTS
20. DANCING
21. RIBBONS
22. FOREVER
23. DOVE
24. POETRY

Kiddos are off school tomorrow. Spending the whole morning with papa and gramma. We're taking them out to breakfast, and shopping. :)

Can't wait for nice weather! My flowerbeds look horrible right now and I can't do a darn thing about it, lol! My plant tags are frozen right to the mulch.

Have a super night!
vina


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 4, 13 at 20:15

8 Words!!! YIPPEE SKIPPEE!!

No, I don't get out much.

Beautiful Hibiscus.
Shirley!


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I have 7 words.....

Vina-those flowers are fantastic.....whew waiting on Spring.

My hen and chicks order came in....92 of them and they
are beautiful. Oriental and Asiatic Lily will arrive next, think I will pot them until I get rid of the moles. I'm afraid they will be eaten. My yard is over run with the moles. The dogs used to dig them out and kill them but they have gotten lazy.

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  • Posted by corrine1 7b Pacific Northwest (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 5, 13 at 11:23

Shirley, WOw, you ordered 92 hen & chicks? I had no idea you could order them. I checked out a library book on succulents for hubby & he went ga-ga over the containers especially a topiary in a cone shape filled with larger H & C at bottom & smaller on top. He wished we'd bought more when they were .29 a pot in November. He didn't know about the idea then.

At the free plant swap I found 2 people with them, so he can assemble his creation anytime. I'll be sure to post the photo.

Anyone done a topiary or wreath of succulents before? I read that it may only last 6 months, so I'd like to help it last longer in a shadier spot.... maybe.

Shirley ~~ love lilies & sure hope you can plant them in wire cages to keep out the moles. Have you tried mole buster? It's a homemade mint tea stems & all boiled then cooled. Pour over the area where moles are so they move on.

Another idea is to create a salad bar for them under a shrub... place worm bin type piles of bedding & worms for them to dine elsewhere & not roam through your other spaces. I've done that & though it does attract them I wonder if I've created habitat to encourage them to multiply. Oh, no!

One large pile in the lawn the other day. Healthy lawn = lots of worms = moles, too.

Vina, keep those photos coming. I'm loving it! So good of you to share & take the time to remember your lovely blooms.

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Corrine-yes I found an awesome seller for the hens & chicks. If your total order is over so much they ship free. We have cut down alot of trees in our yard and I keep the stumps so I can plant the hens and chicks in the middle of the stump. Pinterest has some amazing ideas for them as well. I like all the different varieties . Lowe's gets a few of them in but not all the ones that I wanted.

I read on line moles would leave if you urinated in their tunnel. I told DH get out there and do it....He looked at me like I was crazy but they say it works. We have bought all the mole stuff Lowe's carries but I can't tell that it works. I will have to try the mole buster. I hate to get rid of the dogs and get younger dogs. We have had Hannah for a very long time but she has gotten old and lazy.

Shirley


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Hey all!

Wow! Shirley, 92 hen's and chicks. I had no idea there was such variety. I should look some up and see what would survive in my zone 5. I've always loved my hen's n chicks, but I only have 2 kinds.

At least your dog used to try for the moles, my cats would probably run in the opposite direction if they even noticed a mole, HA. Apple bounced off the screen door last summer when a Cardinal landed on the back of a chair on the back deck. Freaked her right out! She couldn't get back in fast enough...I don't think they realize their cats :)

Corrine, I would love to see a succulent wreath! Could you post the instructions?

THE BINGO WORD FOR WEDNESDAY IS: KISSES

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS
14. DIAMONDS
15. HEART
16. GIFTS
17. FLOWERS
18. ROSE
19. SWEETHEARTS
20. DANCING
21. RIBBONS
22. FOREVER
23. DOVE
24. POETRY
25. KISSES

Anyone getting close? Only 5 words left, lol :)

Have super night!
vina

ps. ahhhhh.....summer :)


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Vina I love your pictures!

I've got 8....


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Ive got 8 also! Only need 2 more!


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I only need two....we must all need the same two words. LOL

Beautiful morning glory Vina.

Shirley


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Yes it looks like it


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So what happens if more then one person gets a bingo at the same time?


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  • Posted by corrine1 7b Pacific Northwest (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 7, 13 at 12:34

2 more words left...

The book that started hubby's succulent quest was Succulent Container Gardens : Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants by Debra Baldwin. He loves the tender stacked jades especially Red Pagoda.

Hope the link to the wreath instructions works below.

Corrine

Here is a link that might be useful: Succulent Wreath How-to


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EVENING! :)

Corrine, thank you for the link. What a wonderful summer project.

LOL! I can't believe BINGO has lasted this long...remember...first one to holler bingo...WINS :D

THE BINGO WORD FOR THURSDAY IS: DATE

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS
14. DIAMONDS
15. HEART
16. GIFTS
17. FLOWERS
18. ROSE
19. SWEETHEARTS
20. DANCING
21. RIBBONS
22. FOREVER
23. DOVE
24. POETRY
25. KISSES
26. DATE

Have a super night!
vina


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Happy Friday!

No Bingo yet...
maybe this word can help.

THE BINGO WORD FOR FRIDAY IS: LOVE BIRDS

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS
14. DIAMONDS
15. HEART
16. GIFTS
17. FLOWERS
18. ROSE
19. SWEETHEARTS
20. DANCING
21. RIBBONS
22. FOREVER
23. DOVE
24. POETRY
25. KISSES
26. DATE
27. LOVE BIRDS

Have a great night!
vina


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Only need 1 more!


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ME TOO. FINGERS CROSSED


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Morning!
Super busy day today. Hope no one minds me posting Sat. Bingo word so early. :)

THE BINGO WORD FOR SATURDAY IS: LOVE

BINGO WORDS DRAWN:
1. RED
2. LOVE LETTERS
3. CUPID
4. CHERUB
5. VALENTINE
6. ONLY YOU
7. BE MINE
8. PINK
9. CRUSH
10. CANDY
11. CHOCOLATE
12. SECRET ADMIRER
13. ARROWS
14. DIAMONDS
15. HEART
16. GIFTS
17. FLOWERS
18. ROSE
19. SWEETHEARTS
20. DANCING
21. RIBBONS
22. FOREVER
23. DOVE
24. POETRY
25. KISSES
26. DATE
27. LOVE BIRDS
28. LOVE

Off to the Powderpuff Derby...wish us luck :)
vina


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BINGO!!!!!


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Good luck Vina and Company!!!


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Congrats rhodes125


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 9, 13 at 17:37

Congrats, Rhodes!

Lots of luck, Vina and kids!

Shirley!


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Good morning!

Barbara, CONGRATULATIONS!! Can you send me your addy and I'll get your super prize mailed out to you :)

Taylor's shark car didn't finish in the top 10. They had 85 cars register, the girls had such a great time! But, she did win the Judge's Choice award! :D Taylor was so happy, she won a stuffed monkey!

Going to be 55 here today...finally! I get to fix some of my plant tags and pick up some of the winter YUCK! I think I'm even going to cook out on the grill today. Better enjoy it while it lasts today...going down to the 30's with wet snow by Wed. :(

I think we have officially wrapped up the month of February!

Have a great Sunday!
vina


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 10, 13 at 10:10

Thanks for hosting a great swap, Vina!
Shirley!


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  • Posted by corrine1 7b Pacific Northwest (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 10, 13 at 16:24

Congrates Barbara on bingo! Didn't it make your day? Anytime you win it's fun. That's why I like playing games with kids, so I can share the joy with them when they win! They keep me young & liven up my day when I'm feeling a bit "old" or "slow" with my achy body. I try to make sure I'm as perky as my happy plants. Some days it takes longer than others for my attitude check with a chronic illness. I hope that helps some of you, too. We all have something that makes life difficult. It's up to us what we do with it.

The theme this month was a steady reminder to keep my life simple (doesn't have to be perfect, just pleasantly completed) & make sure I'm sweet toward others (no matter what has happened or how I'm feeling). Thanks VINA for hosting & keep it fun for all of us!

Oh, I just realized I'm off tomorrow and yippy more time in my day because it's daylight savings time. No more coming home in the dark!

Corrine


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Hello and thanks so much for this fun swap!!!!!!!!!

Shirley & Craftie2 & Corrine & Vina thanks for the congrats. It felt so good to win that I actually jumped up and did a dance. My significant other, Noel, went running for his camera so I calmed right down lol. No need for documentation... but I am so in love with all things garden and gardening that the idea of a "supa prize" got me up into the air.

Corrine, thank you for your thoughts on attitude -- I think you've got that absolutely right and I'll be filing your examples in the back of my mind and pulling them out when necessary and applicable....probably tomorrow lol!!!!

Have had a lot of fun and enjoyed meeting you all -- looking forward to sharing and hearing about everyone's gardening exploits and experiences in the coming season.

Thank you so much Vina for brightening each day with your stories and wonderful pictures, games, etc. and for all your organizational effort!!!

Best wishes,

Barbara
rhodes145


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