Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Anyone want a partner??

Hi gals! Please welcome our newest member, Michelle! She's from Australia. :)

Anyone interested in a swap? Michelle is waiting for a partner.

Hugs! Juli

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Media Review Journal

I was inspired by Juli and decided to start a media review journal. This is where I will review the boos I read, tv shows and movies I watch and the recipes I make. It is located at crazyknittersreview.
Hope you come by and take a look!

Hi from Michelle

1. What genre of books do you enjoy most? crime, medieval/period (less on the romantic side), adventure, fantasy, teen fiction (publishers like Point)
2. What sort of bookmarks do you like best? I have to choose?? umm... pretties. i just love all things pretty (lacy, floral, flutterbys, angels. i think you get the idea here)
3. What are your favorite colors? blue/purple/pink
4. Are there any colors you don't like? pukey dullish ones
5. What sort of "theme'' would you like your bookmark to be? this is for fun, yeah? it's starting to sound like a mail order catalogue... surprise me :D
6. Are there any "themes'' that you wouldn't like?? ditto
7. Can you send internationally? yup
8. If your partner wants to send along extra goodies (like tea, candy, cocoa, etc), what do you enjoy? And is there anything you don't like/can't have?? Besides my daughter having a huge string of allergies, no. Please avoid anything animal.. Am unsure if she will react to woll but she does to cat/dog/rodent. You name it!! Better to be safe than sorry so.. yeah. As such I would prefer to avoid wool, mohair, alpaca or any other such yarns.
9. What crafts are you going to use to make your bookmarks? Is there a particular craft type you would like to receive? I can crochet, tat (tatting), cross stitch, paper craft, sew, bead (bead crochet as well). again with I am open to whatever you lovely people wish to send

Thursday, August 24, 2006


I sent your package out today. You should receive it within 7-10 days. Hope you enjoy it.


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Red Hat Club...

Okay...my first book review. The Red Hat Club by Haywood Smith is the first in the two book set about those crazy over 50 ladies who belong to the Red Hat Society. This is a small group of five ladies who wear their purple and red crazy outfits to their monthly lunches. One of the ladies has discovered that her husband has been cheating on her among many other things behind her back. The group decides to do some detective work and bring him down. The main story also weaves in how the girls met when they were young and some of the antics they pulled then. Trust me, you don't have to be over 50 to read this one....just a good funny read. These ladies are a riot and they get the job done. I'm hoping to read the second in this set entitled "The Red Hats Ride Again." Out of 5 stars...I give this one a 4!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

My package has arrived!

I got home from work and my bookmark exchange parcel was here waiting for me - thanks so much Juli! It contained two crimis by authors new to me, a lovely purple heart bookmark and orange tea which I'm drinking now yum!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Hey gals! :)

Does anyone else have a reading/book review blog besides me? I put a link to my book blog in the right hand margin, and I'll be happy to add a link to anyone else's. Just let me know. :)

I visited Lucy's blog the other day and found a link to a great site! PBS -- PaperBackSwap. You can join for free. You plug in the ISBN of books that you have in your personal library that you would be willing to trade. People request those books from you, and you mail them out Media Mail. In return, you get a "credit'' to order a book that you want from the other PBS members. There are more than 680,000 books listed on the group. It's great! So far, I have packaged up 6 books that I will be sending out tomorrow, and I have 3 books ordered that I've been looking for. You get 3 credits to start with as soon as you post 9 books to share.

If you're interested in more information, you can check out the PBS site here.

TTFN! Juli

Saturday, August 19, 2006


My parcel from Juli arrived yesterday! It has taken 5 weeks to make its way from the US to the UK and poor Juli has been harrassing USPS trying to find out where it had got to. It was well worth the wait! I've just finished reading the book and thoroughly enjoyed it, the bookmark is just gorgeous. I don't crochet so I love it even more.
Esta your parcel will be going in the post sometime next week (when I can escape from work long enough to get to the post office!).

Sue H

Friday, August 18, 2006

Package from Heather

I received my package from Heather today. First I want to thank Heather. Everything is wonderful.

I received 2 handmade thread bookmarks, both done in blues (my favorite color). A pocket tissue holder & a sachet. All of these are beautifully crocheted. And 2 books, Nichalos Sparks...love his books and a crochet afghan book. Can't wait to get started on both.

Thank you again Heather. I'm still working on package. I'm hoping to mail it out on Thursday.

Sue S

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Thank you Diane!

I received an awesome swap package from Diane today! She sent me two books from authors that are totally new to me, plus a pretty purple lace bookmark! :)

She also sent some flavored coffee for me to enjoy while reading, a nice purse-shaped notecard, and the cutest kitty cat magnet!!

Thank you Diane!!! I hope the package I sent you arrives soon!!


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

New Member!

Hey gals -- give a big welcome to Lisa! She joined our group this week and is paired up with Kristyn for a swap! :)

Current swaps:

Karla and Lucy are swapping.
Diane and Juli are swapping. (Both packages mailed)
Esta and Sue H. are swapping.
Sue S. and Heather are swapping.
Lisa and Kristyn are swapping.
Juli and Moze are swapping.

Please let me know when you send/receive your packages. Anyone else wanna swap??

We're always looking for new members! If you'd like to join, just drop me an email to juliwyant [at] bellsouth [dot] net, and I'll send you more information.

TTFN! :)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Hey gals! :)

What's everyone reading??

I went to the library today and checked out several books by new authors. I wanted to try something different. Of course, I also checked out the latest Mrs. Murphy mystery by Rita Mae Brown. I've been hooked on that series for years. :)

I also chose: "Nursery Crimes'' A Mommy-Track Mystery by Ayelet Waldman
"The Full Cupboard of Life'' by Alexander McCall Smith
"The Jasmine Moon Murder" A Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs

So, four "cozy'' mysteries to read! Plus, this past weekend, I bought "Knit One, Kill Two'' by Maggie Sefton, and "The Time Traveler's Wife'' by Audrey Niffenegger.

Lots of good reading! I want to start spending more time reading, and a lot less time watching television! I've started a reading blog at http://bookstothesky.blogspot.com/ to keep track of the books I read. :)

Does anyone else here have a reading/book review blog? Share the links with us if you do....I'm sure that we're all always on the lookout for a good read! :)

Hugs! TTFN Juli

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Thank you, Amysue

Hi, Amy! July's book and bookmark arrived today. I loved the fun flowery puffy envelope you mailed it in. It made me smile. I loved the flowery card, too, and the flowery stamps! :) What an interesting and unique knitted bookmark you enclosed. The book looks interesting, too. It looks like a nice light read, and I look forward to finding a moment to read it. Thank you.

July's Exchange from AmySue

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Current Exchanges

Current Bookmark Swaps:

Karla and Lucy are swapping.
Diane and Juli are swapping.
Esta and Sue H. are swapping.
Sue S. and Heather are swapping. :)

Pending exchanges:

Karla is still waiting on a bookmark package from AmySue.

New swappers are always welcome to join us! This is an ongoing swap, so new matches are made whenever someone is ready for a new partner. :) Email me at juliwyant [at] bellsouth [dot] net for more info!

I'm sending an email out to members I haven't heard from in awhile to see if everyone is still interested in participating.

Please feel free to post to the swap blog about books you're currently reading, book reviews, bookmark patterns or ideas, etc. :)

And if you know of anyone who might be interested in joining our little group, invite them! The more the merrier! :)

Hugs! Juli

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Thanks for sharing the neat survey Diane. :) Here are my answers:

1. One book that changed your life: "Hop on Pop'' -- the first book I learned to read by myself. :) It opened up a whole world of learning...one book at a time.
2. One book that you've read more than once: Pride and Prejudice, and my favorite book, A Christmas Carol (I read it every year at Christmastime!)
3. One book you'd want on a desert island: "Worst Case Scenario'' so I'd know what to do in horrible circumstances. :) or maybe a boy scout handbook....anything helpful. :)
4. One book that made you laugh: Any Erma Bombeck book
5. One book that made you cry: Hiroshima
6. One book you wish you had written: Any Harry Potter book. Big time moola. lol
7. One book you wish had never been written: The DaVinci Code. I'm SOOO sick of hearing about it. lol.
8. One book you're currently reading: Lolita for "Knit the Classics'' this month
9. One book you've been meaning to read: The Time Traveler's Wife

Hugs! Juli

"Very Selective Book Meme"

I don't know whether you have all seen this before but thought I would post it here. it would be interesting to read everybody's answers!

Lifted (with thanks) from Tea Reads

1. One book that changed your life:

2. One book that you've read more than once:

3. One book you'd want on a desert island:

4. One book that made you laugh:

5. One book that made you cry:

6. One book you wish you had written:

7. One book you wish had never been written:

8. One book you're currently reading:

9. One book you've been meaning to read:

My survey's posted here

Ciao, Diane :-)

Friday, August 04, 2006

I'll exchange with Heather


Sorry if everyone is hanged up waiting for me to respond. Just figured out where to make a post to the exchange blog. I'll be happy to exchange with Heather. How do I found out about her preferences?