Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New Members Needed!!

Hi everyone!!

Do you know anyone who would enjoy swapping books and bookmarks with us?? Give them the blog URL, and I'd be happy to invite them to join us!!!

We need some new blood to perk the swap back up again. Several active members have dropped due to family/personal reasons, and with the group being on hold while I was ill, things have just gotten really quiet around here.

If you're interested in joining, just click the links for the member's survey, and information on the swap on the right, and jump right in!!

If you're interested in having a new swap partner, post a comment here, or send me an email. As soon as I get enough response, I'll post new swap partners.

Hugs! Juli

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Joan's Leaving

Hey all,

We've had some pretty big things come up here in the last few weeks, so I'm going to have to pull out of the group for a while.

I just wanted you all to know how much I've enjoyed swapping with you -- each and every one of you I've had the pleasure of swapping with has been a delight.

And I think Juli does a fabulous job organizing and running things (KUDOS to Juli!).

I just have to pull out to focus on things here.

But keep reading and crafting! And enjoy each other!

Thanks for privilege of participating these last few months.

Blessings to you all,

Monday, November 05, 2007

Package Sent

Hey, Juli,

Just wanted you to know my exchange package to Joanne went out today. :o) I'll be away for the next week, but I thought you'd like to know (I e-mailed Joanne, too, to let her know to expect her package from me shortly).

Happy Autumn!


Friday, October 05, 2007

October Swap - Partners assigned!!

So far, those who have contacted me wanting partners are:

Christine K.

So here are the partner's for the Oct. Swap:

Christine K. sends to Juli
Juli sends to Christine K.
Joanne sends to Joan
Joan sends to Joanne

If anyone else is interested in swapping, just let me know!!! Trade information with your partners (addresses, preferences, etc). Packages need to be received by 11/10. Once your partner receives their package from you, you can swap again anytime you are ready. :)

Monday, October 01, 2007


I have sent out an email to all members of the swap that I have email addresses for......

Please all members who are interested in staying in the group and swapping, post a comment to this post, or post a separate message letting us all know you are still here.

If you'd like an October bookmark partner, please post a comment and let me know.

Just a reminder -- all packages must have 1 handmade bookmark (any craft), and at least 1 gently used paperback or hardback book. You can decide to send more than the minimum, but just remember that if you don't arrange it beforehand with your partner, they might not send any extras.

Hugs! Juli

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


OK.....the surgery is all over with. I've been home for a week now, and doing fine. For anyone facing a total hysterectomy, I recommend the DaVinci robotic laproscopy method. Much less invasive -- I have six small 1/4 to 1/2 inch incisions at the top of my belly and that's it. And the recovery time/pain, etc is much much less than a full abdominal incision. Much less chance of infection, etc. I was home from the hospital in one day. Completely off pain meds in less than a week. I still have to be careful about lifting, and overdoing, but this is sooooooo much less painful than my c-section 3 years ago.

I'm going to take it easy until mid October. I'd like to re-start this group then. I'll email everyone that's a member here and see who is still interested in swapping.

Sorry that the group had to go on hiatus like that for awhile. I was in constant pain, and I just had to take some irons out of the fire.

It was a blessed moment when I woke up from surgery and that deep pelvic pain I'd had for months was just GONE. Oh, happy day!!!! And even better -- all of the icky stuff causing the problem was totally benign!! :) They had the lab results already when I woke up from the anesthetic. Great doctor, great support staff, great hospital! :)

Hugs! Juli

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Group on Hold for a little while

Sorry that I have been absent off the group for a little while.

The group is going to have to go on break for a little while, due to some health problems I am dealing with right now.

After suffering heavy bleeding non-stop for nearly 2 months, I went into the doctor this week. It's a more serious problem than I thought, and I have to have a biopsy done in a few days, with surgery to follow most likely.

So, I will not be assigning any partners for this group in August. Things should resume in September, barring any unseen complications. I will let you know if this changes.

Sorry to have to do this......but I know I won't be able to keep track of partners and all that while I'm getting all this taken care of.

If you need anything, or have questions, please feel free to email me at

Thanks everyone!!