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Monday, December 31, 2007

FYI

Hope all you ladies have had a nice holiday. We have New Year's Eve and that's it. I am a little glad. I thought that I would update my wish list as I have received quite a few books off my list over the last few months, thanks in part to some savvy partners. I hope this helps anyone who receives my name. Looking forward to the New Year and great friendships to continue. Have a Happy New Year all.

Monday Dec. 31, 2007

Michelle's Updated Wish List

1. My favorite authors:Anne Perry- the Inspector Monk series takes place in England, Robin Cook, John Grisham James Patterson ,Sue Grafton, Stephen King--his most recent one,Fanny Flagg, JoAnn Fluke
2. My hobbies...reading,photography,greeting card designing,needlework
3.My favorite books..The first 3 in the murder club series by James Patterson
4.My books I want to read...The Avalon series--Marion Zimmer BradleyG.R.I.T.S. --Girls Raised In The South, Any except Forever Erma by Erma Bombeck, Sue Grafton except J,M,N,and R, Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig, James Patterson's 7th Heaven(out in Feb.), a trilogy by Philip Pullman-- The Golden Compass is in the trilogy. Non-fiction: books on making beaded jewelry, greeting card designing, scrapbooking, interior designing, making your own aromatherapy, Chicken Soup for the Soul, creative writing help books, making wine or anything about wine or the wine country -stateside(US or Texas vineyards), biographies and autobiographies--Clapton(Eric)
5.My books I don't like....Those that have so many characters you have to keep a mental or written list to keep up.Unnecessary foul language, or nothing but sexual content
6.My favorite type [sci-fi,romance,etc.....mystery, thriller, romance, suspense, romance]
7.My favorite colors...burgundy, purple, blue, teal, sapphire
8.My allergies...dust, pollen, bees
9.My favorite pets...My cats, we don't have a fenced yard so I don't have a dog
10. My favorite scents..vanilla, lavender, coconut, sugar cookie, peppermint
11. Other stuff about me...I work with my husband in the construction business. Yes, I actually do the physical work, along with keeping the books and any other office work that is needed. I love anything Southern as I have lived in the South all my life. I am a very family oriented person, I enjoy having gatherings at my home. Good food and good company. I collect dolphins and dragonflies. I love the ocean and beach and enjoy listening to music with the sound of the waves behind it. I have just recently joined several pen pal groups and enjoy writing email and snail mail. All sorts of stationery is always great to get. I love key chains and can always use a bookmark, as sometimes I am reading more than one book. I love candles, aromatherapy, chimes, photograpy books(just books with great pics) even small photo albums of your area or pretty things you have taken pics of.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Thank You Shawnee



Merry Christmas, Shawnee!!!


I got my Christmas gift early from you. You included the Jan Karon book that I wanted to read and also the Debbie Macomber book. Also all the yummies I can enjoy while reading, including popcorn, vanilla coffee, and brownies. Then when I'm done with that and need to wash my hands I can use the hand cream that you included. The booklight, bookmark, and note pads will really come in handy. It seems like no matter where I am I need to write something down and these notepads always come in handy. In the one notepad there is a pen included which I will add to my growing pen collection. I love to collect writing pens. I'm afraid that my granddaughter will grab the crochet magazine. She is learning to crochet and will love the magazine. We'll have to share that.Again, thank you so much for such a great package and have a great Christmas. Jayne

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Winners of the October and November Contests


Sorry ladies for the delays in posting, but as most of you know my family is dealing with our son in the hospital from the motorcycle accident he was in.


Here is the winner of Contest #2....drum roll please........

The Winner is BETH!!!!!
Answers:
1.) ... No body to dance with
2.)... Bone Appetite
3.) ...Frostbite
4.).... A cereal killer
5.)...Boo-logna sandwich
6.)...Pumpkin patch
7.)... Hello, Hello..Knock, Knock
8.)...Because demons are a ghouls best friend
9.)...She wanted a clean sweep
10.)... They are so wrapped up in themselves

What swapper doesn't like orange but likes the life of Bee's? .......POOCH.........

And for the winner of the October package it is...... Pooch!!!!

And the winner for the November package is ........Jayne!!!!

Lets congratulate our winners and keep sending in your answers when we have a contest. You could be our next winner!

The winner's are chosen by picking a name out of a hat. The winners for the photo package are chosen the same way. So anyone could win and if I receive votes then those people voted on will win. So be sure and cast your votes.

** A note on sending packages. Please be sure that you include a note in you package referring to the name of the swap, the month, and your name and address. A lot of our swappers are in multiple swaps and if you do not include your information they may not know it is from you. We also need to be sure and thank our partners too.

Since there is no swap in December I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to every member...

Recieved My September Package, Thank You Connie


I can hardley wait to start reading this book and the chocolates look yummy!
Thanks Connie!

From Judy B

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hey Judy!!

Judy,

I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you that your package went out in today's mail.

Filled with goodies for you to use enjoy!

Elizabeth

Monday, November 26, 2007

TWO Packages!

Thank you Michelle and Debb!! I visited my post office box after all fun of Thanksgiving and found TWO boxes -- my October angel box and November's box. Check these out!
Michelle sent me 50 Harbor Court by Debbie Macomber (great series!), plus journals, a "harbor" magnet, post-its (I ADORE office supplies), and some yummy smelling goodes, too.

Debb packed a FULL package for November: a book right off my Amazon wish list tops the list - the Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling will be a great read. Add to that another book, a MARY ENGELBREIT bookmark, 2008 pocket planner, stickers, cute butterfly, a fun potato chip clip, some delish candles, tea, "scarecrow stew", socks to keep cozy and two skeins of cotton yarn PLUS more. Thank you so much.

You guys made my week -- I've been sick and feeling icky.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanks Michelle!!!

Oh my Michelle what a lovely goody box i found this morning waiting for me at the post office.



After our Thanksgiving dinner I waddled down to the post office and hurried back home to see what my box held. And what treasures did my eyes find, two wonderful books one a selections of mysteries and the other the wonderful stories from Richard Evans, just in time for the holidays. As I looked farther in the box I found a lovely set of note papers and lavender lotion a personal favorite of mine. Also a lovely little jewelry box.



Thank you for all of the wonderful treasures!



I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

Elizabeth

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Package Received From Pooch

Pooch sent me a terrific box [ Thank you!] for Nov's BABE inspirational and thankfulness! I got a cute turkey decoration, Thanksgiving napkins, a Red Hats bookmark, magnets, 4 skeins of yarn, [yum yum], a wonderful "Mr Roberts" book, [I used to watch him all the time when I was younger...] :) the most gorgeous "bling" vintage buttons, And one of my "Wish List" Books..yeah! It all came wrapped in pretty fall tissue with cute ruby colored ribbon saying, "Welcome Fall"....Thank you sooo much Pooch!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Wow, Jayne!!


Jayne, you truly gifted me expressing thankfulness and inspiration! Thank you so very much! Your choice of books is very interesting. I look forward to getting into them! Also included are a thong bookmark (very pretty), angels--glass and two small cards, a small Victorian calendar, green apple and strawberry candy swirls, and surprises for my doggies Max and Lailah!! They are bouncing around with joy! Just look at the dog cookies in the plastic bag. Did you make those, Jayne??? The Boxer magnet is precious! And, the best for last....will you look at those glittery collars for Christmas??! I love those! The doggies will be sporting those all through December. I love the Pilgrim woman and added her to a Fall wreath arrangement on our dining room table. My deepest thanks for all the thought you put into these gifts. I am thankful for you, Jayne. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 16, 2007

2008 Swap Theme Schedule



I am going to list the themes for the whole year of 2008 so that you will know in advance what each month has to bring:





**** 2008 Swapping Themes****

Hello Everyone, here is the entire years menu for all the themes! I thought it would be a good idea for our monthly BABEs swaps to set up the whole year. This way you can prepare ahead of time.

Each month I have given some ideas to the theme, you can also check out what your partner wishes from their "Wish Lists." There are lots of books out there written about any of these themes and so put on those thinking caps, update your Amazon "Wish Lists" and BABEs "Wish List" for 2008.

Please be sure to list a link to your Amazon wish list or email it to me with your BABEs updated"Wish Lists" so that I can add it to the Wish List page link in the right sidebar.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and looking forward to a really fun swapping in 2008.
  • I always need "Angels" for those packages that don't arrive. [If you can be one please email DaBookLady
  • Read the rules again as they have changed a little
  • Let me know if you are not going to Swap
  • Update those "Wish Lists" ladies
  • Be sure to list your "Amazon Wish List" name

And always, please remember that the purpose of swapping books with each other is to learn about new authors; especially new catagories of books we would not normally read; and to share books with others that we may have read or want to read; because you might just be pleasently surprised and find a terrific new read!!!!

No Swap For December


Were taking a Christmas break ladies. Will be back in January for our monthly swap.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!!



Shawnee you have a package coming soon. Please watch the mail for it. The "angel" delivering may have to stop for Thanksgiving dinner but it should be there a day or so after the holiday.
angel in training,
Michelle











Hello Elizabeth---
You should be receiving you Nov. BABE in the mail, in the next week or so. Of course we have Turkey day that may delay it just a bit. But be watching the mailbox.

your pal,
Michelle

Thursday, November 15, 2007

With Thanks

Christine sent this marvelous swap package filled with every kind of treat! First, of course, are the three wonderful books including a fun crochet book! DH and I will share the Evanovich book so that even he has a treat in this swap. The Claire Cook book is mine, all mine!

I especially like the Canadian pin, book mark, and post card. See that cute little latte cup candle? That is so precious!

My DG will enjoy the candies and stickers. Sincere thanks for each and every gift, Christine! This is a very special box of goodies!

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Welcome new member Kristie

Let's give a big WELCOME to our newest member KRISTIE!!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Another Great Package Received


Beth,

Thank you for the great package. I can always use finger towels. I will enjoy working on the pattern you sent. I need a new hobby. I also really like the scrapbook stickers. Of course candy is always a treat. Did you crochet the candy corn? Very clever. The little green bag was really cute. I was really glad to find two writing pens included since I collect pens. I am fascinated by the Decorate With Candles book. I just don't know where everybody finds all the clever things to put in their packages. I think this is what makes it so fun. By the way, my granddaughter loves anything to do with vampires and grabbed my book that you sent to read.Thank you again for the great package. Jayne

Monday, November 5, 2007

Debb Received her Sept and Oct Packages




I got both my Sept and my Oct swaps!!! I was a lucky swapper....

My Sept swap from Judy B. I got yummy yarn that I love to crochet with, a cute horsee key chain. and of course I love horses, great book on friendship, whixh was the theme that month, and cute Christmas candles and wonderful tea in a can, a nice bookmark, and a pretty ceramic cat candle holder, and of course I love cats too!!! Oh yeah and a notepad...I was spolied this month!!!Thank you soo much!!!!
Shawnee sent me not 1 not 2 not 3 , but 4 books...WOWOWOWOW!!!! I got one from my Amazon wish list, see it really does work to wish, and a terrific looking culinary mystery, a new one by my one of my favorite authors Koontz, and another intriguing looking one. They are murder, mystery thrillers for the "thriller" theme of October. Then I got a beautiful cup, Reeses, that my hubby already grabbed, cute Turkey bookmark, yum yum tea, a notepad, and a fall yummy smelling candle..thank you sooo much!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

November "Inspirational and Thankful" Theme Partners Assigned




Hello Everyone, well its the "turkey" month! So....I thought a good theme for our BABEs would be "thankful" in otherwords, any book about inspirational or thankful themes, fiction or non fiction. That could be a How to set a table or true life story, a Thanksgiving, even a mystery, a touching story, anything that your partner might enjoy to read about that has to do with good fortune or inspiration or thankfulness... There are lots of books out there written about this theme and with Thanksgiving in this month I thought it would be appropriate. So put on those thinking caps, update your Amazon "Wish Lists" and BABEs "Wish List" so that your partner knows what you might like. Please be sure to list a link to your Amazon wish list and email it to me with your BABEs "Wish Lists" too so that I can add it to the Wish List page link to the right.I hope everyone has rested up and is ready to jump back in to swap.Remember I need "Angels" for those packages that don't arrive. [If you can be one please email DaBookLady] Be sure to read the rules again as they have changed a little. Be sure and email your partner if your going to be late and to let them know when you mail the package or post on the blog. This is a shorter mail month so try and get your packages in the mail before Thanksgiving.

Partners:
  • Debb.........Shawnee
  • Shawnee...Jayne
  • Jayne....Pooch
  • Pooch....debb
  • Michelle.....Beth
  • Beth.........Judy B
  • Judy B......Christine
  • Christine....Michelle

Have fun and remember the purpose of swapping is to make new friends; learn about new authors; and share books that we have read or may want to read. You never know you could be pleasently surprised and find a terrific new read!

Look What Jaynee Sent Me


The theme for this swap was Thriller,well let me tell you I was thrilled to receive this package.Jayne really outdid herself,she sent me 2 books by my favorite author and they are 2 I have not ead yet,a beautiful coffee mug and a package of instant cappuccino,so guess what I will be doing later yep reading and sipping from my new mug.lol She also sent me 5 beautiful friendship stitch markers,candy,an umbrella,silver creditcard holder,candle,calendar,a bobble teddy with a witch and ghost,to cute,oh almost forgot a mini book called Quilting Quotations Celebrating An American Legacy,I love quilting and will treasure this little book.Thank you so much Jayne you are the Greatest Swapper. I want to say I posted more on my blog. http://journals.aol.com/jbernardoffice/JudysCrafts/

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

October Packages and Voting


Down to the last wire ladies!!! I hope everyone has already mailed out their October packages to their partner, or if there is a delay they have communicated by email to their partner or me....that is very important.... If you have not received your package or heard anything from your partner please email me.
I also need to see more voting for this month's photo winner of the best package..so cast your votes and post here....

Swap on the way!!

Jayne,

I just wanted you to get ready for your bewitching package filled with "boo"tastic stuff! I mailed it today!!
Trick or Treat
Beth

Monday, October 29, 2007

WOW!! Look at all my goodies!


Debb,


Thank you so much for all my goodies! It felt like Christmas in October! My girls are anxiously hoping I will lend them my cool Halloween socks! Again, thanks for letting me be a part of your swapping craze. I will miss receiving the awesome packages everyone puts together! I hope to be back next September with my new Teaching Degree!!


Take care,

Gina F. "Busymom2girls"

BOLO!

Hey Connie,
Be on the look out....
Your goodies are on the way! I hope you enjoy them!
Gina "Busymom2girls"

Friday, October 26, 2007

Package Received From Pooch




Pooch--Wanted to let you know that your wonderful package arrived last weekend. I was not able to get the picture to post before now. I loved the creativity in your packing. Orange paper wrapped all the packages and black ribbon tied in bows went around them. The books are really great and how on earth did you find the cook book. James Patterson's new novel Quickie, and a cookbook from The Whistle Stop Cafe(Fried Green Tomatoes)by Fannie Flagg. I could not believe my good fortune. Also a bookmark, box of Halloween candy, fall desert leaf plates with matching napkins, the cutest Halloween card, lavender soap, storage bags for Halloween goodies, and all this was nestled in a bed of fall leaves that can be used in a vase or around a centerpiece. Thank you thank you so much. your pal,Michelle

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Gina Be on The Lookout!


Your package is on its way....so be on the lookout Gina!!!

Now Judy B. I still have not received my package from September??? Is there anyone else out there that has not received their September package??? Please post a comment here.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Mail Call


Hey Christine,
Just wanted to let you know that your Oct. BABE is on it's way. Hopping to you be watching the post.
Michelle

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Pooch's Updated Wish List

My hobbies: knitting, being online, reading, crocheting
My favorite books: Chocolat, A Year by the Sea, The Secret Life of Bees I do not enjoy fantasy, romance, and sci-fi.
My favorite genres: fiction, non-fiction--particularly memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies
Books I want to read are on my Amazon Wish List posted on the side bar of my blog http://www.yarnknitreadlit.blogspot.com/
My favorite colors: I like most colors except orange/coral shades.
My favorite pet: My wonderful Boxers, Max and Lailah
My favorite scents: natural scents, nothing floweryOther info:
My husband and I have three adult children and seven grandchildren. I enjoy traveling, my Red Hats chapter--The Mad Hatters, Bible Study, our seniors group at church---Young at Heart, knitting for various charities, and most of all -- being with my DH of 42 years.
My Amazon list: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/ref=gno_listpop_wi/002-7606470-7348840

Monday, October 8, 2007

Halloween History Facts and Contest Winner and Contest #2 October


Ok ladies we have a winner for Contest #1 "Treasure Chest Alley "

drum roll ...please..." **&%$$$### And the winner is......
Shawnee

Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!

Shawnee was the only one had all the right answers and also answerd the question. Beth and Judy were real close with only 2 wrong .
Also wanted to let Sheila know that she is the winner for September's package! She will receive a prize for winning!!

Here are Shawnee's answers and question statement!!!
  • A Boxer dog - Pooch with her adorable Laila pictures
  • A cup of cider - Karen Beth lists this as an ingredient in Wassail
  • Cat and Mouse - ME! - my fighting mouse and silly cat
  • Wilson - Connie's last name!
  • Himalayan Goji Juice - Gina F has a post about this "latest craze"
  • Pirates of the Caribbean - Christine? I couldn't find anything else that fit, to tell the truth
  • Laura Ingals Wilder series - Judy B wants to collect the series
  • Large yarn ball - YOU! - great post on 8/31
  • Dolphins - Michelle collects dolphins and dragonflies
  • Dick Francis - Sheila SAW Dick Francis at a signing
  • Indiana - Jayne was born and raised in Indiana
  • Martha Stewart - Beth is a MS wannabe!

And the Question answer:

Which is the most important and why? I think Sheila seeing Dick Francis at a book signing is the most important/most relevant to our exchange since it's for book lovers!

Thank you everyone for playing and be sure to try again in our next contest that is listed below.....

Some Halloween Facts and Myths

The True History of Halloween

Halloween, or 'All Hallows' is easily the most controversial holiday celebrated in America. Spurred by rumors and religious hysteria, works of poor scholarship contend that Halloween is the day of the Devil, a satanic celebration of dark forces disguised as a children's holiday.

"Depending on your source material, the Druid lord of death and evil spirits was called Saman, Samana, Shamhain or Samhain. His "holiday" was called "The Vigil Of Saman" or Samhain (pronounced so-wein). You probably have seen a modern day version of SAMAN without even knowing it. This pagan god was shown as a ghostly, skeleton holding a sickle in his hand. He later came to be known as THE GRIM REAPER. "

Halloween history and folklore reveal a fascinating blend of traditions.
The message of Halloween, history tells us, is that it is a time to reflect, to give thanks for the harvest and to honor "those who have gone on before us". . . a time to recognize the eternal cycle of life.

Trick or Treating
Trick or treating, the practice of dressing up in costumes and begging door to door for goodies, is largely an American adaptation of European masquerades and the late medieval Christian practice of "souling," when poor folk would go door to door, receiving food in return for promises of prayers for the dead.* This was just one of many occasions for going door to door in a time when entertainments were in short supply. Dressing in scary costumes is another holdover from medieval times.

Jack O' Lanterns
Brought to North America during the 1840's by Irish immigrating because of the potato famine in Ireland, the custom changed to carving pumpkins since they were more plentiful here, and easier to carve!
Orange and black, the traditional colors of Halloween, represent the orange of pumpkins and the black of darkness.

The black cat has long been associated with witches. Many superstitions have evolved about cats. It was believed that witches could change into cats. Some people also believed that cats were the spirits of the dead.

One of the best known superstitions is that of the black cat. If a black cat was to cross your path you would have to turn around and go back because many people believe if you continued bad luck would strike you. ?? True or myth?

There is also little basis to the persistent rumor that black cats are sacrificed on halloween, although many animal shelters will still refuse to adopt out black cats near the holiday for fear they will be used as holiday props and later abandoned or mistreated.

Now are you ready for contest #2?

"Halloween Jokes and Riddles Search"

In this fun contest all you have to do is give the right answer to the "jokes or riddles " below. This is a fun one and I thought it would be cute to see what answers evolve from these question????.

Answer them all and then answer the last question from the swappers "Wish Lists"
  1. Why don't skeletons like parties?
  2. What do skeletons say before they begin dining?
  3. What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman?
  4. What do you call someone who puts poison in a person's corn flakes?
  5. What does a Ghost eat for lunch?
  6. How do you mend a broken Halloween Jack-o-Lantern?
  7. What do you say to a 2-headed monster?
  8. Why do ghouls and demons hang out together?
  9. Why did the witch put her broom in the wash for Halloween?
  10. Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends?

And the last one you will find the answer on one of our swappers wish lists!

  1. What swapper doesn't like orange but likes the life of Bees?

Good Luck Ladies!!!

Partners are Assigned



Hello Ladies,


Its partner sign up time again. Below is the line up. Be sure to read all about this month's theme in the right sidebar. Its a good theme for the month of October since it is Halloween month....
I thought you might enjoy some Halloween trivia:
  • As European immigrants came to America, they brought their varied Halloween customs with them. Because of the rigid Protestant belief systems that characterized early New England, celebration of Halloween in colonial times was extremely limited there.
  • The first celebrations included "play parties," public events held to celebrate the harvest, where neighbors would share stories of the dead, tell each other's fortunes, dance, and sing. Colonial Halloween festivities also featured the telling of ghost stories and mischief-making of all kinds.
  • By the middle of the nineteenth century, annual autumn festivities were common, but Halloween was not yet celebrated everywhere in the country.
  • In the second half of the nineteenth century, America was flooded with new immigrants. These new immigrants, especially the millions of Irish fleeing Ireland's potato famine of 1846, helped to popularize the celebration of Halloween nationally. Taking from Irish and English traditions, Americans began to dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for food or money, a practice that eventually became today's "trick-or-treat" tradition. .
  • In the late 1800s, there was a move in America to mold Halloween into a holiday more about community and neighborly get-togethers, than about ghosts, pranks, and witchcraft.
  • At the turn of the century, Halloween parties for both children and adults became the most common way to celebrate the day.
  • By the 1920s and 1930s, Halloween had become a secular, but community-centered holiday, with parades and town-wide parties as the featured entertainment.
  • Due to the high numbers of young children during the fifties baby boom, parties moved from town civic centers into the classroom or home, where they could be more easily accommodated.
  • Between 1920 and 1950, the centuries-old practice of trick-or-treating was also revived.
  • Trick-or-treating was a relatively inexpensive way for an entire community to share the Halloween celebration.
  • In theory, families could also prevent tricks being played on them by providing the neighborhood children with small treats.
  • A new American tradition was born, and it has continued to grow. Today, Americans spend an estimated $6.9 billion annually on Halloween, making it the country's second largest commercial holiday.
Have fun and any questions be sure and email DaBookLady. Remember to be sure to post those package pictures..


Partners:
  • Debb - Gina
  • Gina - Connie
  • Connie - Shawnee
  • Shawnee - Debb
  • Jayne - Judy B
  • Judy B - Beth
  • Beth - Jayne
  • Pooch - Michelle
  • Michelle - Christine
  • Christine - Pooch

Be sure to let me know if you have not heard from your partner or received your package for September

Happy Swapping!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Received Package From Beth


Beth,

I received you wonderful package on Wed. am just now getting the opportunity to post. You did great on your choices of books. I have not read either one of the Sue Grafton books, M is for Malice, N is for Noose, also the Pride and Prescience book I am very anxious to read it sounds like the Anne Perry books that I like so much. I will have to get some time to make the beaded earrings in the kit that you sent. And also some good "down time" for the tea bath and tea to drink. The crochet piece was so pretty, you must have loads of patience. It was such a great package and arrived so quickly too. Many many thanks for the hours of enjoyment ahead.

your BABE buddy,
Michelle

Friday, October 5, 2007

Received Package From Chris.....

Wow, Chris. Thank you so much for such a great package. The two books that I absolutely wanted so bad were included along with a "Winnie the Pooh" notepad and pen. I will certainly add the pen to my pen collection. Also the yummies that you sent will be enjoyed by my husband. He loves "Oh Henry"s and how can I turn him down by not giving them to him. I'm keeping the twizzler nibs for myself, though. I love those. The hot pad is really nice, also. Now for the Niagara Falls card and the keychain. They brought such memories back to me because my son took his first steps across the falls. Not the big ones, but back where they are little inlets that lead into the falls. I love that area. Thanks again for such a great package!! Jayne Davison

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Yippeee!!!

Oh! how excited I was to receive my first swap package, and what a bunch of goodies did my treasure book behold from my partner Deb.
Inside I found two books both on the treasures of true friendship and a package of my fav. coffee from Starbucks, note pads and neat little pens and pencils. Once again thank you so very much Deb for your thoughtful treasures.
Once the camera is charged and ready I will post the pics of goodies.
Looking forward to future swapping!!
Beth

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Thank you Sheila!

Wow Sheila --- I just picked up your AMAZING box today. You say this is your first swap?!? Let me be your partner EVERY time...LOL!! I'll add the pictures soon, but you ladies won't believe it. Everything was wrapped in tissue paper that had pictures of books on it .... every package had a sweet note saying how it was chosen especially for the theme. I receive FOUR books (!) and FOUR skeins of yarn, PLUS cookies, PLUS a magnetic notepad ....


I nominate you for swapper of the month!

Connie, It's Coming


Hi Connie -- Just wanted to let you know that I just mailed your box today. Sent it Priority so you should have it before the weekend. Enjoy!!

September Book Swap

Jayne,

Thank you so much for my goodies! I can't wait to start reading!

Gina
"Busymom2girls"

Monday, October 1, 2007

October's Theme


Hi Ladies, the October Theme is up... check out the link in the sidebar for "October Theme" its a real good one for the Halloween month! be sure to let me know if you do not want to swap otherwise the list is up for the swappers! Partners will be assigned soon....
Also get those contest lists into me I have received a few and the DEADLINE is OCTOBER 8th!!!

Received Package From Pooch.....


Pooch..
Received your fabulous package. My favorite author. Faye Kellerman's latest book "The Burnt House" and another book by Judy Blume "Summer Sisters". Very awesome. My package was filled with all sort of goodies....yarn and hooks....feeding my crochet addiction. Awesome candle in my favorite scent. Note cards, coin purse and all wonderfully wrapped with personal notes. Thanks for the great package.

P.S. Your package is in the mail....Hope you enjoy it as much as I did putting it together. Sheila

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Package Sent

Michelle,

Get ready your package is on the way!!! Hope you enjoy it, I loved choosing just the right book for you!!!

Have a great week!
Beth

Monday, September 24, 2007

Contest #1 "Treasure Chest Ally"



Hello Swappers Contest # 1
Well it is almost the end of September's swap and October's will start. I hope everyone is having a wonderful 1st swap in September, and remember if you do not see your name on the list and want to join the swap this month, please email DaBookLady.

The theme for this month is posted under the link to the right "October Theme" just click on it to read all about it. Also the rules have been updated, so please read them over and if you have any questions be sure to email DaBookLady.

There are other links to other interesting blog sites that you might want to surf on over to and learn more about DaBookLady or even enjoy a recipe or book information on the latest reading.

This month I hope that everyone mails out their packages and that we all have a fun swap. I have some new angels that have volunteered to help in case of any "burps" in our package swaps, however I really hope we don't need them! I think that the swap theme of "Thriller" will be a fun one and appropriate for the Halloween month of October. Be sure to ask your partner if you do not see their Amazon listing to see what books they are "Wishing" for. All wish lists are listed for each swapper on the "Wish List" page.

Just click on the link to the right and then click on your partner's name. Some of the swappers have their "Wish "Lists" on their blogs. If you have any ideas you would like to share for future swaps or any other information either email DaBookLady, comment on the blog, or post it on the blog!!

Now on to our 1st contest....Starting Now:
  • There are 12 swappers... so let's play "Treasure Chest Ally".
  • All you have to do is find all the items listed on the contest page and fill up the Treasure Chest.
  • You will find the answers on our swappers blogs or wish lists.[since some of our swappers do not have a blog]
  • Then when you finish you will email it all to DaBookLady
  • Once the answers are all in after the deadline of Oct 8th, DaBookLady will post the winner and the answers on the blog
  • So go on over to the contest page and read all about it and start writing those answers down and go on the Treasure Hunt.
If you have any questions email DaBookLady with "Contest #1" in the subject line. If more than one person gets them all right then we will pull a name out of the hat.

Deadline to post is October 8th
Have fun and good luck!!!

Package mailed


Be on the look out Beth for your package!!! It's in the mail!!

Sincere Thanks to Michelle!


Jump to my blog http://yarnknitreadlit.blogspot.com/2007/09/i-got-you-babe.html to see the books and assorted goodies that Michelle sent to me.

Thanks much, Michelle. It's a real treat to receive my BABE box from you today!!

October's Theme


Hello Everyone, well its the "spooky" month! So....I thought a good theme for our BABEs would be "thrillers" in otherwords, any book about Scary, fiction or non fiction. That could be a mystery or true life story, a thriller, murder, spooky, anything that your partner might enjoy to read about that has to do with friends or friendship...There are lots of books out there written about this theme and with everyone going back to school reuniting their friendships and making new ones I thought it would be appropriate. So put on those thinking caps, update your Amazon "Wish Lists" and BABEs "Wish List" so that your partner knows what you might like. Please be sure to list a link to your Amazon wish list and email it to me with your BABEs "Wish Lists" too so that I can add it to the Wish List page link to the right.I hope everyone has rested up and is ready to jump back in to swap.
Remember I need "Angels" for those packages that don't arrive. [If you can be one please email DaBookLady]
  • Read the rules again as they have changed a little
  • Let me know if you are not going to Swap in Sept.
  • Update those "Wish Lists" ladies
  • Be sure to list your "Amazon Wish List" name

Please remember that the purpose of swapping books with each other is to learn about new authors and share books that we may have read or want to read, because you might just be pleasently surprised and find a terrific read!!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Welcome new member Karen Beth



WELCOME TO THE SWAPPING

GROUP KAREN BETH!!!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007



Pooch---
Wanted to let you know that your package is on the wings of the US postal service. Keep you eyes wide open.

thanks,
Michelle

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Partners are Assigned



Ok Ladies....partners are assigned. Here is the list just in case...this is not a secret swap so do email your partner and say, "Hi" and introduse yourself and then be sure to let them know when their package goe into the mail....have fun swapping remember to check the "Wish Lists" and also try and stay with this month's theme "Friendship."

The List:

  • Debb-Beth
  • Beth-Michelle
  • Michelle-Pooch
  • Pooch- Sheila
  • Sheila-Shawnee
  • Shawnee- Connie
  • Connie- Judy B
  • Judy B- Debb
  • Jayne -Gina
  • Gina-Christine
  • Christine- Jayne

Monday, September 10, 2007

Beth's Wish List

Beth's Wsh List

  • My favorite authors : Leslie Mejier, Nina Bangs, Karen Harper, Laura Childs, Mary Higgins Clark, Agatha Christie, Lynsay Sands and Sophie Kinsella
  • My hobbies... I love to knit, if I could only figure out how to read and knit at the same time my life would be perfect.
  • My favorite books.. I love quick little mysteries that are fun to read nothing to serious or violent. I also love a spicy romance every once and awhile just to keep the old heart beating!!
  • My books I want to read... Blood Orange Brewing by Laura Childs and anything by Sophie Kinsella
  • My books I don't like.... Dorky romances ex. Harlequin and Silhouette
  • My favorite type [sci-,romance,ect....] Mysteries, romance and maybe a fun little vampire romance for fun.
  • My favorite colors... Anything bright and shiny. I love colors that speak all on their own.
  • My allergies... NA
  • My favorite pets... Currently my hubby and I share our home with two dogs a Westie and a Dachshund puppy and a house cat who lets us all live to serve her needs.
  • My favorite scents... Jasmine, vanilla, lavender
  • Other stuff about me... I am a frustrated "Martha Stewart" wannabe living in a small village of about 300 people near the Ohio River. I share my humble home with my hubby who tolerates all of my wild and crazy ideas and projects. We have 3 fur babies who totally run our lives! When things are quite I love to knit, garden, bake, and of course read. I have a passion for making everyone who comes to our home feel welcomed warmed and well loved. I hope to be able to share that with others during our swaps.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Christine's Book Wish List

Book Swap Info

My favorite authors are: Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb, Dean Koontz, James Paterson, Debbie Macomber, Anne George, Tami Hoag.

My hobbies are: Crocheting, knitting, reading, writing, being on the computer, and watching t.v. and movies.

My favorite books are: Stephanie Plum mysteries, Eve Dallas mysteries, the Blossom Street series.

My books I want to read: Janet Evanocih's 13, Jackie Collins latest one (I forget the title), Tami Hoag's latest.

My books I don't like: Biographies, history, sports.

My favorite type [sci-,romance,ect....]: mysteries/suspence, and the odd romance one. I will also read books related to starting a business, books on writing, and personal finance.

My favorite colors: Just about any shade of blue, dark green, light pink, and lavendar.

My allergies: as far as I know I don't have any (unless you count work).

My favorite pets: We don't have any pets at the moment, but I do like dogs

My favorite scents: Don't really have one

My Amazon Wish List link.....
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/registry/wishlist/3GDUO9TCC4VW7
Other stuff about me: Even though, I have arthritis in my hands, I still crochet and/or knit everyday.

Yipeee!!!

Yeah !!!!

I finally figured out how to post directly to the blog!!! This is no small feet, I feel so techno advanced now. I may go try to download some music next. keep your fingers crossed :)

Beth's Swap WIsh List

My favorite authors : Leslie Mejier, Nina Bangs, Karen Harper, Laura Childs, Mary Higgins Clark, Agatha Christie, Lynsay Sands and Sophie Kinsella

My hobbies... I love to knit, if I could only figure out how to read and knit at the same time my life would be perfect.

My favorite books.. I love quick little mysteries that are fun to read nothing to serious or violent. I also love a spicy romance every once and awhile just to keep the old heart beating!!

My books I want to read... Blood Orange Brewing by Laura Childs and anything by Sophie Kinsella

My books I don't like.... Dorky romances ex. Harlequin and Silhouette

My favorite type [sci-,romance,ect....] Mysteries, romance and maybe a fun little vampire romance for fun.

My favorite colors... Anything bright and shiny. I love colors that speak all on their own.

My allergies... NA

My favorite pets... Currently my hubby and I share our home with two dogs a Westie and a Dachshund puppy and a house cat who lets us all live to serve her needs.

My favorite scents... Jasmine, vanilla, lavender

Other stuff about me... I am a frustrated "Martha Stewart" wannabe living in a small village of about 300 people near the Ohio River. I share my humble home with my hubby who tolerates all of my wild and crazy ideas and projects. We have 3 fur babies who totally run our lives! When things are quite I love to knit, garden, bake, and of course read. I have a passion for making everyone who comes to our home feel welcomed warmed and well loved. I hope to be able to share that with others during our swaps.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Shawnee's BABE Wish List

Shawnee's Wish List for the Book & Mark Swap

* My favorite authors: Karen Kingsbury, Sue Grafton, Diane Mott Davidson, Christian authors, James Patterson
* My hobbies... reading, crochet, sewing, going to movies
* My favorite books... Ramona the Pest, The Left Behind Series, Harry Potter Series (I know, contradictory), cookbooks, Blossom Street, YaDa YaDa Prayer Group
* My books I want to read... new crochet pattern books by Lily Chin/Bendy Carter/Doris Chan, Died in the Wool, Culinary Mysteries
* My books I don't like.... scary books, racy novels (G or PG only please)
* My favorite type [sci-,romance,etc].... Christian novels, light mystery, romance, fantasy
* My favorite colors... red and other brights
* My allergies... too much milk
* My favorite pets... puppies, kitties, and hedgehogs
* My favorite scents... clean scents - linen, peach,
* Other stuff about me... I love cherries and Mary Engelbreit goodies, I try to do too much at one time, I've been married for 22 years in Aug and have four kids, work FT, volunteer regularly at my church nursery and run a meal assembly business part time. And I crochet and read compulsively. And I've started doing First Place weight loss again so am trying to exercise more and eat less and put God first place every day. And, my first DaBookLady swap was so much fun in May!

Sheila's "Wish List"

My wish list:
My favorite authors
: Faye Kellerman, Jonathan Kellerman, Louis L'Amour, Dick Francis, Barbara Delinski, Luann Rice, Susann Wiggs, Debbie Macomber, Clive Cussler, Robert Heinlein, etc.
My hobbies: Crocheting, baking, reading
My books I want to read...The Burnt House - Faye Kellerman, The Family Tree - Barbara Delinski,
My books I don't like....Harlequin Romance
Non Fiction: Baking, Cooking, Crocheting
My favorite type [sci-,romance,ect....] Historical, Biography, Almost any fiction. Love to read new authors. Cops & Robbers, every day life.
My favorite colors: Blue, purple
My allergies: Dust
My favorite pets: Cats
My favorite scents Magnolia, Vanilla,
Other stuff about me...I save all my Louis L'Amour and Dick Francis books. Actually saw Dick Francis at a book signing.
Collect: Dragonflies and Fairies

Friday, August 31, 2007

ONE MORE DAY till Swapping Begins Again!!!!!


Wow Ladies.....one more day till swapping begins!! Are we all ready??? We have a couple new ladies this round....Be sure to read the post below with all the "reminders" of changes and things to do....Happy Swapping and Welcome Back everyone!!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Swapping Theme For September "Friendships"




Hello Everyone,


Can you believe summer is almost over? Its only 9 more days till we begin Sept swap month. I am excited, are you?

Now since it is "Back to School" month in September I thought a good theme for our BABEs would be "Friendship" in otherwords, any book about friends, fiction or non fiction. That could be a mystery or true life story, a literature, history, informational, anything that your partner might enjoy to read about that has to do with friends or friendship...There are lots of books out there written about this theme and with everyone going back to school reuniting their friendships and making new ones I thought it would be appropriate.

So put on those thinking caps, update your Amazon "Wish Lists" and BABEs "Wish List" so that your partner knows what you might like. Please be sure to list a link to your Amazon wish list and email it to me with your BABEs "Wish Lists" too so that I can add it to the Wish List page link to the right.

I hope everyone has rested up and is ready to jump back in to swap.


  • Remember I need "Angels" for those packages that don't arrive. [If you can be one please email DaBookLady]
  • Read the rules again as they have changed a little
  • Let me know if you are not going to Swap in Sept.
  • Update those "Wish Lists" ladies
  • Be sure to list your "Amazon Wish List" name

Please remember that the purpose of swapping books with each other is to learn about new authors and share books that we may have read or want to read, because you might just be pleasently surprised and find a terrific read!!!!





DaBookLady

Sunday, August 19, 2007

non fiction Wish list --Michelle

sorry for the duplications on the eariler post

As for the non-fictions book interests:
simple jewelry making--beads etc.
up lifting little books
books of photos
Chicken Soup books
designing or making greeting cards
orginazational books
books about interior decorating


Michelle's Updated Wish List

Updated Wish List---Michelle

1. My favorite authors:Anne Perry- the Inspector Monk series takes place in England, Robin Cook, John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell--have read all of hers but the most recent,James Patterson ,Sue Grafton Stephen King--his most recent one,Fanny Flagg
2. My hobbies...readingphotographygreeting card designingneedlework
3.My favorite books..The first 3 in the murder club series by James Patterson
4.My books I want to read...James Patterson's "7th Heaven"The Avalon series--Marion Zimmer Bradley--I have the first one. Anything by Erma Bombeck--I have "Forever Erma"anything thing by Sue Grafton the ABC series, I have read J,M,N
5.My books I don't like....Those that have so many characters you have to keep a mental or written list to keep up.Unnecessary foul language, or nothing but sexual content
6.My favorite type [sci-fi,romance,etc.....mystery, thriller, romance, suspense, romance]
7.My favorite colors...burgundy, purple, blue, teal, sapphire
8.My allergies...dust, pollen, bees
9.My favorite pets...My cats, we don't have a fenced yard so I don't have a dog
10. My favorite scents..vanilla, lavender, coconut, sugar cookie, peppermint
11. Other stuff about me...I work with my husband in the construction business. Yes, I actually do the physical work, along with keeping the books and any other office work that is needed. I love anything Southern as I have lived in the South all my life. I am a very family oriented person, I enjoy having gatherings at my home. Good food and good company. I collect dolphins and dragonflies. I love the ocean and beach and enjoy listening to music with the sound of the waves behind it. I have just recently joined several pen pal groups and enjoy writing email and snail mail. All sorts of stationery is always great to get. I love key chains and can always use a bookmark, as sometimes I am reading more than one book. I love candles, aromatherapy, chimes, photograpy books(just books with great pics) even small photo albums of your area or pretty things you have taken pics of.

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