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Group Trades, Swaps and Round Robins: CLOSED: 4th Annual 3-B House Swap

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purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

July 30, 2011
6:55 AM

Post #8724958

Hi my name is Cindy (aka purpbutfly) and I am hosting a 3 B House Swap

Bats, Birds and Butterfly House

I am opening it August 1st, and will take names until August 14th, then posts your buddy name and address on the August 15th. All houses should be mailed out by Sept 7th If you are not in the address exchange please dmail me your addy.

It does not have to be home made, it can be bought. If you want to make a homemade one it can be made out of ANYTHING,( old cowyboots, cowboy hats, cans, gourds, you name it.) If a bird can get in it, it's a house, but bat houses and butterfly houses are a special type of house. I posted some links, that tell about bat and butterfly houses. Pictures alone do not qualify, but if you want to decorate with pictures that will work.

Anything goes so long as there is either Bat, Bird or Butterfly with a House, inside decoration or outside decoration. Here are some links to give you some ideas for your houses.

When signing up please specify what type of house you want

http://www.landsteward.org/page.cfm/10613

http://www.butterfly-gifts.com/bird-house.html

http://www.batconservation.org/content/Bathouseimportance.ht...

http://www.allfreecrafts.com/nature/birdhouse.shtml


1)deejay9/Susie...Birdhouse or Butterfly House^_^ from roserairie
2)tatters55/Linda aka LK...Birdhouse ^_^from deejay9/Susie
3)rouxcrew/Joy...Bird or Bat House ^_^ from ClanCampbell/Chris
4)Cville_Gardener...Butterfly^_^ from FruitoftheVine/Sue
5)irisluvr0252...Butterfly ^_^ from taters 55/Linda Kay
6)purpbutfly/Cindy...Birdhouse ^_^ from dispatcher1/Lou
7)ClanCampbell/Chris...Birdhouse ^_^
8)roserairie/Rose...anything ^_^ from purpbutfly/Cindy
9)ridesredmule/Charleen...anything ^_^ from Cville_Gardner/Carole
10)dispatcher1/Lou...anything ^_^ from ridesredmule/Charleen
11)FruitoftheVine/Sue...outside Birdhouse ^_^ from rouxcrew/Joy









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deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2011
5:09 AM

Post #8726869

Well i Now have a great place to put a
BIRD HOUSE since my beautyful tree is no longer there I had them leave it high so that cats cannot get to
them , & I just hope i won't have to high a fireman to come put it up for me :) But then that might not be a bad Idea :)

So Birdhouse for me , or a Cool BOOT HOUSE would be great :) But I Also Have many butterflies
around here & no place for them to get in out of the rain .

SO For whom ever Gets Me I Will love what ever.

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 31, 2011
8:46 AM

Post #8727211

Add my name too Cindy! Bird house please?

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 2, 2011
6:33 AM

Post #8731688

Hello Ladies,
Sorry I've been MIA, been busy with tons of yard work.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 3, 2011
12:04 PM

Post #8734489

I wanna join!!!! This is my fourth attempt, it will not send it through. Either bird or bat would be nice.

Joy

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2011
2:19 PM

Post #8734792

I would like to join your 3-B swap, please.

I would like a Butterfly house. ^_^

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irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2011
5:40 PM

Post #8735289

Ok, I've thought about it long enough...butterfly house for me please!

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 3, 2011
7:02 PM

Post #8735506

Hi Ladies!!! Glad to see you join. I am making mine this year. A friend helped me cut it out.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2011
4:43 AM

Post #8735964

Cool! ^_^
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8740815

I guess you better sign me up Cindy :) I was out shopping for stuff and found a cute birdhouse, so I bought it thinking I could send it along with whatever else I decide to send to my swap buddy.

It wasn't till I was almost to the car, that I realized that I hadn't signed up for this one LOL ^_^

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 6, 2011
5:20 PM

Post #8740821

LOL gotcha Chris
roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 7, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8742916

Cindy, please sign me up. Would like anything. Not sure if I could mount a bat house -- do you need a tall tree?
Rose

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purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 7, 2011
4:52 PM

Post #8742928

I think you can put bat houses just about anywhere. I put mine on the back of my house just under the eaves.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 7, 2011
6:03 PM

Post #8743078

Not sure i would want them to close to the house maybe out at the barn would be ok :)))) maybe I would share mine & put it on the neighbors house so she can climb into it :) HEHE "LOVE THY NEIGHBOR "NOT"
Good night all

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2011
3:58 AM

Post #8743651

LOL, Susie. You're too funny! But I know the situation isn't funny. ^_^

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2011
7:13 AM

Post #8743941

Think I will just stay with a BIRDHouse or The BUTTERFLY House I Have Hundred of Butterflies this summer:)
well off to play outside ya all have a great day .
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2011
3:18 PM

Post #8744999

Just wanted to let you all know that I will be kinda MIA for a couple of weeks...packing this week to fly to Arizona on Saturday for vacation in Flagstaff to see the Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest and will even drive over to Vegas for a couple of days! Very excited as my DD and DGS will be going with us! We fly back on the 20th and will get home around midnight. I will try to check in on the 15th to see who my buddy is (I may find something really cool) while we are gone but our days are going to be quite filled so who knows!

roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2011
4:08 PM

Post #8745131

That sounds like a wonderful vacation - have fun!

I have a butterfly house but no residents. Plenty of butterflies around the garden. How do I get them to move in?

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 9, 2011
4:19 AM

Post #8746009


Rose here is a link telling you about butterfly houses and how to attract butterflies

http://www.ehow.com/how_2341882_find-best-place-butterfly-house.html

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2011
8:27 AM

Post #8748443

I would still like a butterfly house, but if that is too difficult for my buddy to find, a birdhouse will be just fine. ^_^

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 10, 2011
11:20 AM

Post #8748781

Come on Ladies tell your buddies to get in this swap only a few more days to go. I would like to have at least 12 or 14 but if not "Oh Well" :(

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 10, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8749405

Let me see if I can make a B house of some kind. i already have a Birdhouse and Ill Try to make other two. Just let me know. I'm in if you need me...

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 11, 2011
5:37 AM

Post #8750014

Oh thanks Charleen

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
7:21 AM

Post #8750151

Anytime, Girl. Thank you...
dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 11, 2011
1:01 PM

Post #8750606

I'd like to join this also. I will send the informantion by D-mail. I would enjoy receiving any of the houses. Lou

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
1:08 PM

Post #8750616

Me too, Cindy. anything is fine...

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8750692

ME THREE :)
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2011
2:32 PM

Post #8752578

Slipped in under the wire. A Bird House for me please. Thanks, Cindy :)

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 12, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8752843

Ladies I want ya all to be aware that I may be drawing names with a hangover come Sunday, lol. So if I screw up some way or another let me know. Going to HUGE biker (125 of us) b-day party tomorrow and it's a full moon! HOWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! lol This party is taking place at a bar on the Sacramento River, it's called Swabbie's on the River. Live bands, good friends and lots of dancing whooo hoooo :( I'll pay for it Sunday for sure.

Thanks for joining Ladies

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2011
5:07 AM

Post #8753312

As Long as you Play safe & Have a SOBER Driver to take you Home , Have Fun .

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2011
6:39 AM

Post #8753499

Yes, Indeed. have Fun, Be safe...

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purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 13, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8753673

Thanks for concerns Ladies. For sure we will be careful and Doug doesn't drink that much maybe 1 or 2 but always makes sure several hours have passed after consuming. Plus we drink lots of water it gets rather warm and muggy where we are going to be. Sure would like to get at one more person to sign up. Bug your friends ladies PLEASE ^_^

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2011
2:12 PM

Post #8756207

I will be happy with a butterfly or bird house. Just sayin'. ^_^
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2011
6:57 PM

Post #8756664

You deserve to have a good time, Cindy, and hope you had a fun week-end!

Can't wait to get my bud's name :)

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2011
7:07 PM

Post #8756681

Shhhhhh, not too loud, she has a hangover, I mean headache!

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 14, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8756691

LOL, no hangover but sore muscles from too much dancing. Had such a good time, met and made new friends. There were at least 200 of us all together.

Dropping names in the hat now...

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 14, 2011
7:56 PM

Post #8756740


Here's a link to the party last night


http://s970.photobucket.com/albums/ae182/purpbutfly/

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 14, 2011
8:53 PM

Post #8756826

Everyone should have their buddies name. Now time to get to work on mine. ^_^

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2011
4:50 AM

Post #8757100

Got mine ... thanks!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2011
4:59 AM

Post #8757108

Where are you in the picture oh sorry guess your the one behind the camera :) HEHE off to the great outdoors today to ponder on the type of critter box to get for my partner the Garden is where i can do my best thinking :)))
have a great day all .
susie

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 15, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8757272

LOL actually Susie, that is me and Doug in the first pic. Copied from others who were taking pics

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 15, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8757614

Got my name, Thanks girl. You very pretty. Love the purple background too...

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 15, 2011
9:29 AM

Post #8757617

Thank You ^_^
roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 17, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8761949

Cindy - looks like everyone had a great time.
Rose
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2011
6:32 PM

Post #8762045

I'm so happy with my Bud's name :)

What a good looking couple you and Doug are, Cindy...may your good times keep on rolling.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 17, 2011
9:34 PM

Post #8762305

Thanks Ladies,

We are having fun ^_^. We are planning a camping trip to the Redwoods, 3 days of camping, 6 live bands, chili cook off (Doug is entering his) bike games, and 100's of motorcycles.

How the Houses coming along??? LOL mine is cut out, sanded going to start putting it together and paint it.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 18, 2011
5:45 AM

Post #8762572

I got one all ready. did it earlier. May have to make another one,just for the heck of it. Love painting them.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 18, 2011
6:17 AM

Post #8762704

I have purchased mine for my buddy. I will probably mail by next Monday, if not sooner. ^_^

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 18, 2011
12:13 PM

Post #8763276

Oh man, was at K-mart saw the cutest birdhouse. If mine does not turn out good I will go get that one ^_^
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 19, 2011
2:55 PM

Post #8765210

I bought one over the week-end for my special Bud. The guy's making it as we speak Will post when it's in the wind and will D-mail the tracking # to you, Cindy.

Used to love going to the Redwoods, made me feel feel like being in a Cathedral, all hushed and cool under the canopy. Course it won't be so quiet with all those festivities...lol

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 19, 2011
3:12 PM

Post #8765235

Nope, lol. Music starts at 4 pm Friday will go on until 3 or 4 in the morning, then start up again 10 am Saturday until 3 or 4 am, then again on Sunday then it will finally end at 3 pm. And our camp is only four spots away, no quite time in our camp, lol.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 19, 2011
4:00 PM

Post #8765298

We lived in Nor Cal for 17 years and went to the Redwoods every year. Luv it. You lucky girl, Cindy! ^_^

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 19, 2011
5:08 PM

Post #8765394

Really, and now you're in TN...why?
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 19, 2011
6:02 PM

Post #8765448

When I lived in Nor Cal, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, about 1/2 way between San Fran and Santa Cruz, was an easy day trip. For longer excursions, Humboldt was the place to go. Where's your outing going to be held, Cindy? Get somebody to take a pic of you hugging a Redwood for me :) It's probably the closest I'll ever get to the gentle giants again.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 19, 2011
9:31 PM

Post #8765717

Ah Santa Cruz, only time I was there I was 12. My SIL plays in a soccer tournament every year in June there. Maybe next year I'll go. OOh I have a pic of us riding thru Avenue of the Giants but it is blurry. Maybe I can get a better one this year.



It is going to be in Leggett at the Redwood River Resort




http://www.redwoodriverresort.com/html/home.php Go to RRR click on photo gallery, then The Park, we are in campsite 35

The Fryed Brothers Band plays here every year. This is the 31st Reunion. First time I saw this band was about 20 years ago. Doug doesn't really care for their music they are country, blue grass. He is a rocker type music lover. There is one other band that is playing that plays Doug's type of music.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 20, 2011
7:46 AM

Post #8766096

In a word: retirement. ^_^
roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8766113

You guys are so lucky. My DH does not like to travel. I can name the trips we made on one hand and we have been married since 74. We're in Chicago - he was not crazy with Wisconsin and I fell in love with Dodgeville. We went to FL twice and it was too hot and humid but I loved the different flowers I saw growing. Then I begged him to take a road trip to Kentucky. We rented a log cabin and he told me this was it for him so we bought a lot of land and built a cabin and now that's where we go for vacation. He discovered gardening there, met people he really liked. Now I'm trying to figure out a way to get to Russia because that's where his family is from and he's very proud of that so I might have a chance if I can get a job and save for it LOL! He's also not crazy about flying - this should be a real endeavor!

I would try for California but DH is afraid of earthquakes. Gotta love him. I would love to see the Redwoods!

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 20, 2011
9:05 AM

Post #8766174

Good Morning Ladies,

I am extending the mail out date. I have family emergency and will be gone at least a week, maybe longer.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2011
4:06 PM

Post #8769374

Oh Cindy, sending prayers that all is well!
roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8769454

Take care - hope everything is ok.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2011
4:25 AM

Post #8770230

Me too.

I'll wait a little to mail then.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2011
9:38 AM

Post #8770833

I fibbed (unintentionally). I was able to get to the P.O. awhile ago so my "house" is on its way and should arrive at its destination on Wednesday. My buddy needs to be sure to dig all the way to the bottom of the box. ^_^

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 22, 2011
9:49 AM

Post #8770864

Hi Ladies,

Everything is ok. My granddaughter keeps running high temps everyday. This has been an off and on thing with her for a couple of years now. Finally convinced my daughter to get her to a specialist. They will be taking her to San Francisco soon. Her immume system is out of whack and she gets infections from the least little cuts. With me having to babysit it takes my time away from building my birdhouse. This will be my first time making one, and not having Doug here to help me it's going to take me awhile to do it. Just hope it turns out ok and my buddy will like it.

Thanks so much ^_^

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 22, 2011
10:19 AM

Post #8770945

Sending prayers for your Granddaughter!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2011
12:25 PM

Post #8771193

I'm sure your buddy will like it, Cindy. We all enjoy homemade things, I think. I didn't make mine but I hope my bud likes hers too. ^_^

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 24, 2011
12:03 PM

Post #8774778

Dig I did!!! What a fabulous Birdhouse. I got to get pictures of EVERYTHING...
Thank You, Thank you!!! ((((Carole))))

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 24, 2011
12:15 PM

Post #8774795

I got a tote bag in bottom of box that held a beautiful Solar light (it's outside charging now) A handtrowel, A wonderful little Rake, A pkt of Columbine seed, also a bookmark with seeds and the Cutest little Lighthouse birdhouse I ever saw. The tote bag is just the right size I think for my Bible.
WoooooHooooooo!!! Red mule is dancing. Thank you very much for my wonderful Birdhouse and accessaries...

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 24, 2011
12:21 PM

Post #8774805

Charleen, love that birdhouse! Who did you get it from?

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 24, 2011
12:33 PM

Post #8774817

Cville_Gardener
It is fantastic. I didn't know til I looked up the name list.
I got a ticket in Clarksville one time
Box made up for it☺☺☺

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2011
12:39 PM

Post #8774823

You are welcome, Charlene. You are so artistic yourself that I thought another artist like Jim Shore might have the perfect birdhouse creation for you. Enjoy! ^_^

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 24, 2011
12:52 PM

Post #8774844

It is absolutely Beautiful. I love it. Now to find the right spot.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
12:53 PM

Post #8774845

This Must be a LIGHTHOUSE Type of Day :) HEHE for i got one today also but its not a birdhouse .
that is so cute i have mine in my garage SOON To Be Hot house for my Tropical plants & My get away :)
thought i could use it for plants . it is heavy Our Ace hardware was haven their Tent sale today & got some great buys this was $5.00
well company be here soon but wanted to say will try to get my partners Out by MONDAY .

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 24, 2011
12:56 PM

Post #8774849

Nice rack...

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8774915

Yes, it is.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 25, 2011
7:46 AM

Post #8775936

It's very quiet ... due to the incoming hurricane probably. I hope all of our East Coast members will be okay. Be safe! ♥

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 25, 2011
10:01 AM

Post #8776196

I have my house on the way, and should have it mailed out in time?

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 26, 2011
4:41 PM

Post #8778624

Hi Ladies,
I am back home. Now I can get to work on my house. Taylor is doing better in fact she helped paint the house. Poor thing is so bored. She missed her friends, school and tomorrow is 1st soccer practice and she can't make it :(. But if she does too much moving around she gets tired then runs a temp. Doc took 11 vials of blood, has ordered chest x-ray and sinus x-ray then will CALL San Francisco to make appt for specialist. And he said he will push it!!!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
4:46 AM

Post #8779255

Well I Found a great deal yesterday at our SUMMER FEST For My Pal So It is going into the mail Maybe today .
Good to have you back Cindy .
hope all will have a safe weekend.
susie
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
6:16 AM

Post #8779342

going shopping tomorrow for my swap buddy! we finally have nice cool sunny weather and I'm playing in the yard today! Then babysitting later in the afternoon...:)

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
7:58 AM

Post #8779474

Mine went out today heads up partner :)))) tracking # says possible TUESDAY :)

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 27, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8779689

Hello all --
I just received the most wonderful butterfly house! It was handmade by Joe Murphy Wood Creations ... maybe from old weathered barn wood? I am really thrilled with the design and look of it. I don't know who it's from as it came directly from the craftsman without a card. In the picture, I haven't attached the mounting block and post yet.

I just have one word for it: perfect!! ^_^ ^_^

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deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
10:50 AM

Post #8779718

that is cool carol I have 100's of butterflies this summer with all the butterfly bushes i have plus other great plants from friends on daves :) .
well back to play in the garden have a great day all

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 27, 2011
11:44 AM

Post #8779768

Wow, that is really pretty!

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 27, 2011
12:27 PM

Post #8779818

I would tell ya but don't want to ruin surprise ^_^

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 27, 2011
12:27 PM

Post #8779819

Thanks. Still no one fessing up to sending it?

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 27, 2011
12:29 PM

Post #8779823

Charlene, did the solar light work okay? I hope so.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 27, 2011
8:07 PM

Post #8780410

Well I had to fly to California to get my buddy's house! I am west of Sacramento this weekend judging a trial and enjoying the lovely CA weather. They actually have green things here. The little town I am sstaying in has a Wine Stroll this evening that goes through downtown and has over 10 wineries represented. I stopped at one of the shops and there it was, a super cute house. Now to figure out how to get it home on the plane.
Wish I could just send it from here but couldn't find a box or packing stuff. Darn it. I will just have to pack some of my jams with it when I get back home, I know that will be SUCH a disappointment for my buddy.

Joy

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 27, 2011
10:29 PM

Post #8780522

Joy,

West of Sac??? Hmmm you must be close to Napa? I am about 60 miles north of Sac.


Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2011
4:01 AM

Post #8780637

Napa Valley is another one of my favorite spots. ♥

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2011
11:11 AM

Post #8781283

Here is picture of it at night. It is beautiful..I love it...

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2011
11:13 AM

Post #8781286

It looks like jewels, so pretty.Thanks again, I love it...

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8781317

I'm glad it works. I hate to send things I haven't tested but also hate to pull the tape off a new light that is a gift. What to do sometimes. ^_^
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2011
3:04 PM

Post #8781642

Waving to everyone! Joy, I'm so envious you're in CA.

Fess up time...lol Carole, your butterfly house is from me. And yes, it's made of reclaimed barn wood and tin. Thought it would be a nice addition for your Monarch Waystation and am so glad you like it. I also have a couple of goodies to get in the mail to you.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2011
3:19 PM

Post #8781670

I thought it just might be you, Sooze. Just 'cause. :-) Thank you so much! It is a fine butterfly house indeed. I might even share it with the butterflies. lol. Seriously, it's really special and as I said, just perfect! ♥♥♥

Yah, Joy, why didn't you take me??? ^_^

Ya'll have a good night!

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2011
3:41 PM

Post #8781697

Hey guys, I am now sitting at teh Sacramento International Airport waiting on a plane. I thought about you Cindy, but wasn't sure you would be in town until after I had already made some other plans. Went to Petaluma and then Santa Rosa. Stayed in Dixon and worked in Vacaville. Enjoyed the Wine Stroll last night and some awesome local food. Ate at the Putah Creek Cafe today and it was awesome!!!!!!

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 28, 2011
4:23 PM

Post #8781761

You flew all that way to get a house???

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purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 28, 2011
4:47 PM

Post #8781806

Joy you were not far from me at all, about an hour drive.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8781830

You're so welcome, Carole.

Joy, You must have been in Heaven surrounded by all that dairy country.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2011
5:42 PM

Post #8781889

Found the house for my buddy...and a couple of things to add to the box. Have a couple more things in mind and then it will be mailed out!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 29, 2011
10:21 AM

Post #8783104

I just opened a box from Susie! Wow, I love the bird house and all the goodies she included!

First she sent a beautiful hand towel with the state of Michigan on it! And a pretty bag that has the best air fresheners in it, and a package of suet for the birds.

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 29, 2011
10:22 AM

Post #8783106

And another air freshener...

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 29, 2011
10:24 AM

Post #8783109

And the prettiest birdhouse! I love it. It even has little flower boxes on the side windows!

Susie, thanks for a wonderful package. Going out to find a place for the house to hang!

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 29, 2011
11:27 AM

Post #8783220

Oh, that is precious, LK. It's a birdhouse with its own birdhouse! ^_^ Yup, Susie is a pro at this swappin' thing. ^_^
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 29, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8783224

Oooohhhh! I Really like that house! (and all the extras!) So very unique! Great job Susie!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8785682

Wow that was there way before conf # Said Today so happy you liked :) wanted to say if you don't care for the Potpurri " COFFEE CAKE SPICES " Please feel free to give it away , many do not care for PP Myself i love these for my friend makes them :)
along with the flour bags :) that you can use for so many things :) My cats love the small ones when I load them with CAT NIP :)
they have a few around here somewhere :) .

as for the towel There was a Booth at the SUMMER FEST Two ladies were selling their great talents :) so hard to choose i could have gotten you one with texas on it but thought maybe a Token of Michigan would make you home sick :) HEHE.
our weather is much cooler.

well so happy the new birdie home made it safely
susie

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 30, 2011
5:33 PM

Post #8785738

Susie, I love the potpourri. Do you know what kind of seeds they are?

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2011
5:55 PM

Post #8785777

SEEDS ??? or type of berries ??? she uses ? GN all back in the Morn

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 30, 2011
7:36 PM

Post #8785956

Sorry, they are berries, with seeds inside? Don't know what kind?

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 31, 2011
4:32 AM

Post #8786387

I Don't know what all she uses I'm not there when she makes it I went to school with here & she sells at all the craft shows , Festivals,
so every year she has a Booth at the summer Fest & I Go stock up on it for the year :) I Buy the little flour sags to put them in
& Hang around the house :) this year I Bought .

"COFFEE CAKE SPICES"
"FALL HARVEST"
"SNICKERDOODLE"

The smell in here makes ya HUNGRY Hehe
Well so happy you enjoy it :)
the berries look like dried Cranberries maybe ?? I Know she collects many of the flowers & leaves , herbs from her gardens .

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 31, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8786881

Mine will be in mail this weekend...

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 31, 2011
4:34 PM

Post #8787508

Mine went out today.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2011
3:14 PM

Post #8790508

There was a box on the porch when I got home today! YEAH! Thanks LK! Awesome butterfly house and a birdhouse...the birdhouse is a chicken! So cute! I'll post a pic a bit later...getting ready to go to Steak n Shake for supper!

Thanks again!

later!

debbie

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 2, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8790771

Got mine sent today. Hope you like it buddy!!!!!

Joy

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 4, 2011
10:25 AM

Post #8792765

Glad you found your box. Hope nothing was broken?

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 4, 2011
11:13 AM

Post #8792838

Well phooie!! I tried like mad to make mine and kept running into all kinds of snags :( So buddy you are getting a store bought house and will be getting it in the mail as soon as I find a box. Only 3 days left until mail out deadline!!!
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
5:25 PM

Post #8793334

LK...nothing broken! I still need to get that picture taken and uploaded. I'll try to do that tomorrow. Mine will go out either tomorrow or Tuesday to my buddy!

FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2011
8:28 PM

Post #8793586

Anybody planning to mail tomorrow, it's Labor Day, a Federal holiday. Our little PO will be closed and there won't be any mail services here til Tuesday.

irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2011
12:04 PM

Post #8794552

Ok, here's a pic of what I recieved from LK (taters55). I've never seen a birdhouse like it before! Thanks again LK! I love'em!

Debbie

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2011
12:32 PM

Post #8794596

Wow ... upscale bf house with a copper roof. :-) Cool chicken bird house too. Sweet! ^_^

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 5, 2011
1:09 PM

Post #8794646

Ah Ladies,

I think that is a butterfly house...long narrow holes


It is very pretty too
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8794659

I've never seen a chicken birdhouse before...yes, the copper roof one is a butterfly house.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2011
1:19 PM

Post #8794667

We scored some 'mulch' from the next door neighbor...he cut down a huge tree and had the stump ground down. Have been working outside most of the day...such a nice cool sunny day for working in the yard. Break is over...need to get back and help DH!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2011
1:23 PM

Post #8794676

LK, are you at all threatened by the fires?

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 5, 2011
2:05 PM

Post #8794744

You all be careful with those fires.
Love the HenBirdhouse, so pretty...

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2011
4:08 PM

Post #8794956

LK To Funny But I Also Had a CHICKEN Birdhouse in hand thinking of you Then I Saw one of a CAT also An OWL Then I Saw the The one That Really WON MY HEART That I Sent to you & So Glad that I Did :) Was thinking of going back for the Roster for myself but who Knows I May yet after i get my House done :) HEHE

Yes that BUtterfly house is also neat .
well you all have a great evening

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 5, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8795000

We have several bad fires ~near us, about 15 miles. They have evacuated about 8000 people and closed the roads. Many folks were on vacation this weekend and now cannot get home to save anything. Thirty houses have been engulfed at last report but no injuries so far. They even lost a fire truck to the fire. There is another big one in Bastrop, in between LK and I, not to mention the six or eight others that are currently burning around here.
Just swept up a large amount of clay and dirt from the floors, second time today. When we wash hands the water runs brown from the dust that is being blown by the 20 - 30 mph winds today and yesterday. When we came in from some errands we drove across one of our fields to check on a neighbor's tree. Yep, it is now leaning way over the fence and I don't know if she will get it cut down before it ruins a huge section of fenceline. I am looking out the window at one that snapped in our back yard. It was at least 36" across if not bigger. Looks like at least two more weeks without rain according to the weathermen.

Joy

BTW buddy, I just saw your card on my table. Don't worry the house is from me, you know the one that is covered in dust!

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deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2011
5:10 PM

Post #8795011

Joy sure wish I could share our cool weather & rains that we had with you . & all of TX I Have family in Ft worth & Brownwood & also in san antonio . well got daddy in bed & now it is my turn to relax .

Good night all
susie

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 6, 2011
3:24 AM

Post #8795525

I had forgotten you were in TX, Joy. Be safe!

I know the fires are burning around Austin too. Several people we know are there. :(
roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 6, 2011
5:52 AM

Post #8795611

I have been out of town and offline. I'm running a little behind getting my package out. Please forgive me swap buddy - it will go out this week -- promise.
Rose

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 6, 2011
11:19 AM

Post #8796102

http://ticc.tamu.edu/Response/FireActivity/

Click on this link, you can see all the fires in Texas.
The closest one is about 1 & 1/2 hours from here. That is close enough.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 6, 2011
11:24 AM

Post #8796116

Wow TX is sure getting it bad, first drought now fires LK glad you are safe.

I got my birdhouse!!! A beautiful hand painted gourd by Lou/dispatcher1 Thank You!!! I love gourds and paint them myself but not half as good as this one!!!!

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 6, 2011
11:29 AM

Post #8796139

Cindy, that is so pretty! Love the gourd birdhouses!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 6, 2011
3:00 PM

Post #8796440

Wow! That is special, Cindy! Beautiful job, Lou. ^_^

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8796482

I Planted Birdhouse Gourd seeds this spring but they did not sprout will have to try again

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 7, 2011
4:23 PM

Post #8798106

Hello Ladies,
I'll be heading out early in the morning. Have a 3 1/2 hour drive, thru the valley, around the Clear Lake, to 101 then up the mountains to the Redwoods. Weather is going to be in the low 90's but chilly in the morns low 40. So if anyone receives their goodies while I'm gone I will be back on Tuesday to update.


Buddy yours will arrive around this time next week ^_^ Hope you like it

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 7, 2011
4:30 PM

Post #8798117

Mine should be delivered tomarrow.
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
5:01 PM

Post #8798151

Hi everyone! Just popped online to let you know that I haven't forgotten about my buddy- her box will be going out tomorrow, so hopefully will get there on Saturday or Monday.

Love the gourd birdhouse and the chicken one too! It's always so fun to see what everyone gets, cause I swear no one ever duplicates any! And I can state very firmly that my buddy is definitely getting one that won't be duplicated LOL... you'll understand when you see it :)

Take care!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2011
3:00 PM

Post #8799524

Waving everyone.

Mine is a beautiful one-of-a-kind tree house Joy picked up for me in California! Thank you, girl, and also for decorating it so pretty with the cutest gardening miniatures. Love the house and you too, very thoughtful and adorable and is perfect with the country primitive theme on our back porch. Oh that goodie bag of home made trail mix you included is about gone...lol

Have a wonderful time, Cindy, and thanks again for hosting.

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2011
3:31 PM

Post #8799562

Luv it! Is that an old door knob on top?

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2011
3:33 PM

Post #8799568

Sooz, it is totally able to be outside, the hole is wren sized and I made sure that anything I added was reasonably weather proof. Hence plastic flowers and a real mini broom. I have two little brooms here at the house that have cotton string for bristles and I didn't think they would work. I love the one behind it as well.

Joy
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2011
5:03 PM

Post #8799677

That's good to know, Joy. We have lots of Carolina Wrens that usually end up making their nest in a hanging basket :)

Carole, the finial is a cool ceramic bead. But I can tell your wheels are turning for a future project.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8799785

It was a drawer pull that I took the screw out of. Thought it made a neat chimney.

Joy

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2011
6:14 AM

Post #8800347

Good idea. ^_^

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 9, 2011
11:49 AM

Post #8800771

Oooooooo, lookie what came visiting. We have never had a Baltimore Oriole before. He came to the back hummingbird feeder and I quickly cut up an orange for him. I have seen his lady friend, but she is very camera shy. This is fuzzy because I am in the house shooting it about 50' away through a window and screen.

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 9, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8801113

Joy, those are so pretty. We don't get them here. We get the hooded oriole, and they feed off the hummer feeders.


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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2011
4:07 PM

Post #8801141

Beautiful birds you two. Every blue moon we get a couple of Baltimores, not nearly as often as we'd like, Joy. Wonder if the pair was flown off course by the storms?

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 9, 2011
4:54 PM

Post #8801209

I looked them up in my Sibley's bird bible, according to them, we are in a wintering area, although I have never seen them before. In fact LK, the first one I saw was at the hummer feeder right outside my computer room window. That orange he was sitting on was devoured quickly, so I headed to the store and got him stuff I don't buy for myself due to prices. I bought a couple black plums, black grapes, blackberries, and a couple bananas. They say that the orioles don't like white grapes or light colored fruit and are considered pests by raspberry growers. Geez, $13 worth of fruit for the silly birds.

LK, according to the map, Baltimores should winter out your way, but the hooded are right at the edge of their known range. They are beautiful as well. Thanks for the picture, I had never seen one before.

Joy
dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 10, 2011
4:08 PM

Post #8802657

I was in the back yard today and my daughter came up from Santa Claus, In to visit. She came around the house and said "Did you know there's a great big box on your front porch?" I said no, but it's probably just Dave's new golf club he ordered. She said" No, Mother! It's not a golf club. " Like I was an idiot. Oh well, I am half the time. LOL.

I got it and started to open it and told her it was a birdhouse. Well, I started taking out the packing peanuts and all kinds of goodies were in there. The last thing I got to was the bird house. (My daughter thought I'd receive an early Christmas or something. I received so many items from Ridesredmule. There was a beautiful bracelet, and instruction book for copper wire crocheted jewelry, a bottle of smell good stuff, a cold water neck tie that you can cool in the fridge, a whole bunch of seeds, a packet of note pads, painted wooden butterfly, a georgia rock,(it will go in my terrarium)a three piece poly clay painted dragon, a poly clay unicorn head to hang, and an orange poly clay dragon. The orange dragon had all his feet fall off, and the lower part of his jaw in transit. My daughter glued it back together with fingernail glue and it is drying now. The dragons will look cute in some more terrariums I plan to plant for this winter. Thanks so Very much Ridesredmule!!!! Lou

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rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 10, 2011
4:54 PM

Post #8802724

Dave and I got home this afternoon from volunteering at the fairgrounds where they have over 60 head of horses, 60+ head of cows, sheep and dogs from the evacuation areas due to fire. I am frying sausage and will mix up biscuit dough after I check mail so that I can get up early in the morning and make biscuits and sausage gravy for the firefighters and volunteers. I am so thankful for not having the fire here, and am so proud of our area for pitching in so well. The fairgrounds is full of all kinds of animal feed, bottled water and drinks, canned food, and all sorts of toiletry, paper, etc kinds of items. We took some kolaches and coffee out to the sheriffs working the road blocks and they commented on how nice we were. They said in Houston they would be cussed, had the finger given or ignored. The big DC-10 dropped fire retardant all over yesterday so that the firefighters could go in and put out the recurring spots.

Anyway, I had a box waiting at the gate, Woo Hoo! It was from my very good buddy ClanCampbell, Chris. I unwrapped this first and was so happy that Dave had to tell me to come back and look at teh rest of the box. This is definitely going on my front yard fence with my others. Thanks so much Chris!!!!! It fits to a tee. BTW, you aren't missing your front plate are you????

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8802730

That birdhouse is great, Lou. Everything is and I know Charlene made a lot of it herself. ♥♥♥

I luv those birdhouses with the license plate roofs, Joy. Way cool! ^_^

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 10, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8802735

Lou. That dragon your daughter is glueing for you is supposed to be on the rock. I didn't know you liked rocks I could have painted you one. I like to hang the butterfly in one of my trees. I have three to hang in my new garden area. I am so happy you like everything. Thank you...

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 10, 2011
5:08 PM

Post #8802745

Here are the other neat things Chris sent me! A blue jay bird house, a blue jay, and the neatest little bird feeder for my wrens and chickadees. Had to laugh at the obvious blue theme going on, then I read her card and she said the same thing! Not intentional just happened.

Thanks so much!!!! I really love everything, you can be my partner anytime.

Joy

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 10, 2011
5:29 PM

Post #8802767

Everything is gorgeous, Girls...
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

September 11, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8803313

Joy, I'm so glad that everything got there in one piece..I was kinda worried about the bluejay being in with the rustic birdhouse. And no, I still have my license plate :) I found that at a flea market early in the year and put it aside, knowing I was going to be in this swap ^_^

So glad you liked everything..hugs
Chris

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 11, 2011
11:10 AM

Post #8803632

Love all the nice boxes and goodies arriving! Nice job everyone!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 14, 2011
12:02 PM

Post #8808250

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1204869/

Anyone interested in a halloween swap?
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8808836

Finally found a box that would work with the one item I bought! Should be ready to go out tomorrow after work (again...unless I can sweet talk DH into taking it to the PO for me in the morning!). Hope my swap partner likes my choice(s)!

Debbie
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2011
3:06 PM

Post #8809969

Mailed out my box to my swap partner! Should be there by Monday! So sorry to be late but I hope the contents of the box will make up for my tardiness!

This message was edited Sep 15, 2011 5:15 PM
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

September 20, 2011
6:27 PM

Post #8816883

Holy cow!! Finally was able to pick up my box from the post office..I got stuff!! lol.. Debbie, girl, you done good :) I haven't gotten a picture yet..I'll put one on here tomorrow after work. The birdhouse is ADORABLE! But what touched my heart was the "bird bath" that you sent- I had one just like it in Oklahoma and it got left behind when I moved. So to see one in the box.. that made my day. And the scrapbooking things! I love them! The blue bird.. he joins a few others that I have (none as cute as him though!) I got a chuckle out of seeing him, cause I had just sent a "blue" box to Joy and I nearly kept the little blue jay statue, but I made myself send it with the other things..so now I have a different one to replace it :) And the coffee cup! I haven't seen one like it before..I love it!

There's more, believe it or not..I love it all.. thank you so much!!

Hugs to you :)
Chris
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2011
11:13 AM

Post #8819501

Was everything in one piece? Nothing broken? I really tried to wrap it so nothing would break!
Glad you like it! I tried to find a matching birdhouse to the birdfeeder I sent earlier but they were all gone but found another instead. I just kept finding things to add to the box! This was a lot of fun!

Debbie

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 23, 2011
9:19 AM

Post #8820569

I need my buddy to check in. I know she got her package because DC# says it was delivered Sept 12th

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2011
2:41 PM

Post #8820974

Wasn't me No Boxes Here Yet Been Watching the mail . its Turning Fall around here so hope to get mine up before the snow falls .

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2011
2:52 PM

Post #8826914

thought I would give this a boost to ask if all the Birdhouses were sent for I Have not rec'd one yet is there any one else that has not rec'ed yet ?? I Thought They were all suppose to go out by sept 7th ?????

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 27, 2011
3:53 PM

Post #8826994

According to the list up top, there are still 3 that have not received their birdhouse.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8827022

thanks LK , i hadn't checked the top , & Didn't know but maybe others rec'd their's but just had not posted . & I Have been waiting & watching for one . :)))) well this head cold has me feeling Mismerable so off to bed as soon as i get daddy taken care of good night all.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 27, 2011
4:18 PM

Post #8827027

Chris got her's i just haven't marked it yet.

My buddy has not been on for awhile, I'm thinking it is due to her work maybe. I know her box was delivered and she also said that she was mailing out her buddies box, but that was a couple of weeks ago.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2011
5:02 PM

Post #8827077

thank you for update was just wondering if maybe my box got lost :( OH HOLD NOT
roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2011
7:54 PM

Post #8831140

I want to apologize for being offline for so long. I just returned home after my brother suffered a heart attack. I have a package here and although my package was supposed to be mailed, my DH completely forgot to take care of that for me. I will post pics in the morning of my package and will drop off my package tomorrow as well. My brother does not have a computer in his home so I wasn't able to log on. I was only able to do emails from my phone and had trouble accessing the web with the cell. He suffered a heart attack but is recovering slowly. I'm home for a couple days and will be back at his place to keep an eye on him. He can't make the ride to come home with me - he's in KY and its a 7 hour ride from here. Just easier for me to go there for awhile.

I hope that I can catch up on all the postings I missed!!!
Thanks for your patience and understanding.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

October 1, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8831461

Oh Rose so sorry to hear that but glad he is doing ok. Family always comes first no matter what! Thoughts and Prayers for a speedy recovery for your brother.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 1, 2011
7:10 AM

Post #8831485

So glad to hear he is recovering. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery. You have a safe trip!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 1, 2011
1:38 PM

Post #8831883

Prayers for your darling brother. Love him while you can. Hugs too!!!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2011
6:06 AM

Post #8832529

Gm All Rose sorry to hear about Brother I Know my Brother is very dear to me & I would do the same Just don't wear yourself out .
Care Giving is not an easy task when your there 24/7 Hope you have help . My Brother is soon Moving into here to give me help.
T's & P's Be with you .
susie
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2011
4:32 PM

Post #8837471

Debbie, please forgive me!!! I came on here and realized that I never showed off your wonderful presents!!

I adore the birdhouse! IF it ever goes outside, it'll be in a very special, secure place..
The cedar birdbath is the one that I left behind in OK- thank you for getting me another one!
The blue bird is now sitting on my bookcase with my other blue birds..he's very special :)
Scrapbooking Heaven!! I love them all.. and I plan on making a page of the pics of your gifts and will use some of these supplies for it..
Both the notepad and the journal are going tocome in so handy.. I'm ALWAYS looking for something to write on lol
The cup..haven't decided if I'm going to use it for my hot tea or if I'm going to plant a mini plant in it ^_^ OH- maybe some of those dwarf iris bulbs you sent?? One or two should work for a little while lol
And the fall garden flag..it's so cute!

thank you for all of it.. and I do apologize for being so late with the pic. Hugs to you, my friend!



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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2011
2:26 AM

Post #8837929

Wow, really nice, Chris! Luv sunflowers and that blue bird is charming. ♥

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 6, 2011
4:34 AM

Post #8837983

Nice BIRD HOUSE Chris there is a spray you can spray on them for a longer protection .

Still No Bird House here yet Thought It was going out on the 1st. Another very sunny day ahead .
have a great one all .

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2011
12:03 PM

Post #8839691

FLYING HIGH "ROSE" Thank you so Much & As you SAID IT was well worth the wait I'm Going to hang Both the Feeder on One side & The Birdhouse On The other side of my New home But I Have to go into town for special Hooks
My Brother was here Building my cupboard for my refig when they arrived & He Could not wait for me to get back out there I was helpping daddy so he opened My Box & Brought them into the house to show me :)
Not sure if it is going to be a good thing haven him here 24/7 OPENING ALL MY BOXES I GET From the Swap HUMMMM.

anyway I Have them hanging on the old Porch for now til I Get the hooks for my New place .
so here is the Temperary Home :)) LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM
BIRD HOUSE & FEEDER

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deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2011
12:21 PM

Post #8839717

& Now for the rest of My GOODIES A 3# bag of Bird Seed for the Feeder .
a Bag of TULIP"S "ORANGE EMPEROR" I Do not have any Orange Tulips so these will be great & A PK Of CINNAMON FERN
& This very Pretty card thank you Rose for a Really Nice Bird house Just wonder how many Birds Will fight over it :)
Rose I also want to say That your brother will be Thought of in our prayers for speedy recovery.


thank you Cindy for another great swap
susie

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2011
12:37 PM

Post #8839732

Susie, you are moving to a new home?

Nice birdhouse and feeder. Yay!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2011
1:22 PM

Post #8839788

Susie, glad you got your box! Wow, love that birdhouse and feeder, but those orange tulips are beautiful!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2011
3:14 PM

Post #8839930

Well worth the wait it is so nice & Will Look Great hanging at my new place :) & it will Match perfect.

Carol I Have turned My Garage Into my new Home It is about ready to get moved into in about 2 wks here is the outside
I have to get it finished off yet with siding hope by end of month.
Its Not a Palace But it will be Mine :) where i can
My Brother & His wife will be Moving into here to help take care of daddy so I can get away just a little more or play in my gardens more.
here is a better close up

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2011
3:41 PM

Post #8839949

That's cool. I know you will enjoy your new digs. It will give you privacy as well as the much-needed help. I'm glad to hear that. ^_^

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8840046

Very pretty.
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2011
5:46 AM

Post #8841708

Susie.. I got one in my swap just like yours! Now you see why I said I wasn't sure I wanted to put it outside.. it's just so pretty :) I would love to have a wren family decide to move into mine, so guess I better put it outside next spring! LOL..

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

October 9, 2011
6:25 AM

Post #8841758

Well Ladies,
Everyone has received their house so I am going to mark this swap as CLOSED!!!

Thanks for joining ^_^

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2011
6:39 AM

Post #8841775

OH I Know It is so Nice I Can hardly wait to see what type of birds will move in :))) I Just want it so its not going to swing
so my brother is going to make it stationary some how i just alway Trust him to do :) HEHE.
ANOTHER Great SWAP Well done :) .

susie

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 9, 2011
11:26 AM

Post #8842125

Thanks for the great swap Cindy! Can't wait till the next one!
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2011
11:29 AM

Post #8842129

Yes Cindy! Thanks for hosting! It was a lot of fun!

Froggiesgirl has opened a thread for a Thanksgiving swap, check it out!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1224241/
roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 31, 2011
2:38 PM

Post #8870831

I apologize for being offline so long. Finally back home and happy to hear my buddy received her package. I never had a chance to post pics of mine. I got candles, two birdboxes - one decorative which I have in one of my flower boxes and the other is hanging under the eave of the garage. For some reason I can't get the pics off my camera. Something is worn out but my son has promised to help me out so as soon as he does, I will post pics.

Thanks for doing this swap and I am so sorry I missed out on all the conversation. I have to go watch out for trick or treaters. Looking forward to seeing everyone later.

Rose

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