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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2012
10:03 AM

Post #9105605

It's MAY the 1st everyone!!!

It's that time of the year!! A Red, White and Blue Swap!

Yay.. going into our 5th year of doing this. To honour this great country! USA!! USA!! USA!!
To help our own 4th of July celebration, or just to show our patriotism year round in our home or garden. We can never have enough right?

This swap is themed on the colours, red, white and blue.
You can send any ornaments or crafts that include these three colours .
Or you may send 3 items with each having a single colour, but your 3 items must add up to the colours of our flag!

I'm gathering names right now, and yes, it may be a tad early, but at least there'll be ample time to look out for the gifts or make one.
Last day for adding names will be May 18th.
Don't hesitate to sign up! We had a blast the previous years.

As many of you know, I'm born in Singapore, but I chose to become a citizen of this GREAT USA. I do love MY country!!
Let's promote our love for USA.
TEAM USA, TEAM USA!!

$20 limit on gifts. Can't put a price if it's hand made.
Journey to your post office will begin on June 8th.







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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2012
10:05 AM

Post #9105611

PARTICIPANTS:
Lizrainey------------------Liz
BarefootT-----------------Thunder
Bettypauze---------------Betty
Seedtosser1-------------Judy
Taters55------------------LK
Abbisgranma------------Marion
Synda---------------------Synda
Samigal------------------Pegi
Oberon46----------------Mary
MonkeymomR----------Robyn
Robynznest-------------Robin
Fruit of the Vine--------Susan
Jsxtiger-------------------Jax
warriorswisdomkathy--Kathy
Careyana-----------------Carey
Dahtzu--------------------Faye
MudElf--------------------Kris
Jordankittyjo-------------Sis Kathy
Purpbutfly----------------Cindy
Crit-------------------------Patti
Happgarden-------------Joyce
Heavenscape------------Jaye

Your journey to the Post Office will begin on June the 8th 2012. May the mailman delivers your box with great care.


























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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 1, 2012
10:33 AM

Post #9105658

Hip Hip Hooray ^_^

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2012
10:35 AM

Post #9105664

Wouldn't it be nice if there's a "Like" button?
Hip, hip, hooray too Thunder!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 1, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9105667

Rushed over quickly, yep, glad to see my name is on the list..would have been big RWB bruuuhhaaahhaa had it not..lol
Thanks Jaye, as always looking forward to it!!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

May 1, 2012
10:37 AM

Post #9105672

Count me in!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2012
10:38 AM

Post #9105674

Betty, how can I NOT add your name.
You and along with a few others have reminded me one year in advance to do so!!
Lol!!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2012
10:38 AM

Post #9105677

You're in Mary!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 1, 2012
10:55 AM

Post #9105699

Ah I am so glad I am listed already. I haven't ventured outside quilting swaps in a while but THIS one I will not miss. Thank you Jaye.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2012
11:13 AM

Post #9105721

You are muchos welcome, Marion!
monkeymomr
San Bernardino, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 1, 2012
1:03 PM

Post #9105891

I'm in please. I already have a great idea. Robyn

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9105893


I am the flag of the United States of America.
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.

I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am proud.

When I am flown with my fellow banners, my head is a little higher, my colors a little truer.

I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped - I am saluted.
I am loved - I am revered.
I am respected - and I am feared.

I have fought in every battle of every war for more then 200 years.
I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appamatox.
I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France, in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy, Guam.
Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me; I was there.
I led my troops, I was dirty, battleworn and tired, but my soldiers cheered me and I was proud.

I have been burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries I have helped set free. It does not hurt, for I am invincible.

I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of my country. And when it's by those whom I've served in battle - it hurts.

But I shall overcome - for I am strong.

I have slipped the bonds of Earth and stood watch over the uncharted frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon.

I have borne silent witness to all of America's finest hours. But my finest hours are yet to come.

When I am torn into strips and used as bandages for my wounded comrades on the battlefield, when I am flown at half-mast to honor my soldiers, or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent at the grave of their fallen son or daughter, I am proud.

MY NAME IS OLD GLORY LONG MAY I WAVE.
DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN LONG MAY I WAVE.

...Author Unknown

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2012
1:06 PM

Post #9105897

Welcome Robyn!! You've just triggered my memory cells to include another Robin!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 1, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9106002

That has given me chill bumps Jaye!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2012
4:55 PM

Post #9106204

...and tears of joy, Marion. What powerful words, Jaye.

We fly our Flag proudly year-round and I'd love to join you all again.


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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2012
5:51 PM

Post #9106266

That's the effect I'm getting too, Marion.
Proud smile from me, Susan. And welcome back!

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2012
7:23 PM

Post #9106432

Wow, I guess Janes not trading, lol. Her name isn't on the list she created. Ok, I would also like to join. Will this be a round robin?

Very inspirational poem, I servered my country and am also a proud American, thankyou for posting it. And I am thankful for those who have also served and protected our country and still do either at home or abroad.

Kathy.

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taters55

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

May 1, 2012
7:36 PM

Post #9106457

Not a round robin, you will be assigned names, and your pressies, you send will be kept a secret, till your buddies reveals what was sent, and they post pictures.

Jaye, I got the chill bumps too! Thanks for posting that!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2012
7:47 PM

Post #9106473

You are so welcome, LK and Kathy!
I feel that we need to be reminded of how glorious America really is and we should always stand tall when calling ourselves Americans.

Wow, we have a warrior in our midst!
Welcome Kathy and thank you so much for your service to this great country. Were you stationed overseas?
Beautiful RWB flowers. Do you have a special bed just for these colors?
I think Susan (FOTV) has a RWB flower bed.
Now my name's up there Kathy!! There's no way that I shall exclude myself in my own swap!! Lol!!!


warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2012
8:01 PM

Post #9106498

Nope, only state side as a police officer. I wanted to join the marines as both my parents had but my 5 year old daughter (at the time) would not have had anywhere to go for the years that were required. I servered through a local sheriffs dept and then P. D.s.

Ooooh, gosh looking at my pix, I only have a few red flowers, time to add more, plant shopping, yeah!!!!

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synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2012
8:50 PM

Post #9106567

I have been shopping off and on since last year for this Party of Glory...LOL .Hard to believe that it has flown by so quickly, but excited that it is about to happen again !

But I do believe that I have ants in my pants to get my buddies name so I can add a few personal items !!!!

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taters55

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

May 1, 2012
9:15 PM

Post #9106589

Yeah! Synda is here! Glad to see girl!

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 2, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9107130

i'm in

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2012
9:37 AM

Post #9107165

Yayyy Sis Kathy. Sorry I couldn't get hold of you. Tried to return your call, and sure hope you're feeling good.

Think Synda and most of the signees here are too anxious to mail out their stuffs! Hmm.. I think some too have been collecting for years!!

jsxtiger

jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2012
4:50 PM

Post #9107677

...coming out from under the table...an i see me name!!! thanks fer adding me, heaven. ya knows i was in a Bailey's stupor!

taters55

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

May 2, 2012
5:00 PM

Post #9107694

Well, well, looky who's here! Nice to see you Jax!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2012
5:39 PM

Post #9107735

so very nice to see familiar folks here...and some new ones HOORAH

Up she goes :)

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monkeymomr
San Bernardino, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9107784

I'm addicted to swaps. I love seeing everyones imaginations at work
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 2, 2012
7:11 PM

Post #9107870

I was wondering who had the Bailey's!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9107908

Thunder, isn't that taken at your son's graduation? How proud you and Dave must be.

Well hello Ms Jax!! Knowing you, there are already some RWB items tucked away before you go on that Bailey's binge!

Robyn, it's easy to be addicted to swaps, once you've opened your first box. It's like Christmas!!! The excitement and above all getting stuffs that you never thought of getting for yourself.


Won't do Bailey's here, Marion. The temps are in the 90s and I rather have some peach iced tea!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 3, 2012
6:13 AM

Post #9108257

Okay, we will leave the Bailey's with Jax and and we will have peach ice tea. Also have a fresh pitcher of mint tea chilling. Must be summer time...

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2012
8:01 AM

Post #9108440

Peach ice tea and Walker's shortbread cookies!! That will be perfect, Marion! Oh, no Mint Julep, Marion? That will be so Southern!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 3, 2012
8:11 AM

Post #9108461

Saving those until next year by the lake.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9109171

Wonder how many Mint Juleps will be swizzled at the Kentucky Derby this week-end?

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2012
4:16 PM

Post #9109175

Wondering now, how many of those ladies can still keep their fancy hats on after a few ;)

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 3, 2012
4:52 PM

Post #9109204

I've been meaning to get in on the RWB action. Y'all will have to train me on proper boxing, but I can make it all up on the fly as needed. :)

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2012
5:15 PM

Post #9109239

No problem in "training" you how to box, Carey.
If it's breakable, make sure you protect it with layers of bubble wrap, or do like one swapper did. She cut up her old memory foam mattress!!
Those empty pockets, fill them up with balled up newspapers. You'd be making sure the item is secured, unmoved in the box, and if the mail carrier decided to play soccer with it, 90% of the time, your item is still intact.
Always purchase delivery confirmation. You can track it online, and I found that I never lose any packages when I did that.

Hmm.. anything else I forget, fellow patriots?

Welcome Carey!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #9109287

Good one, Jaye. When the hats fall off, the ladies can surely use them for fans. It's going to be a hot time in the City.

Hey Carey! I'm so glad you're here :)


barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9109304

yes Jaye that is from my Sailors graduation :) I have a few hundred!!! and many include the flag

tallest body on left side of photo, only eyes and hat showing here... this was my first glimpse of him after 8 weeks of training ! !

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9109311

Well Susan, you won't see this belle at the derby!
Was it in the late 1800s when the Kentucky Derby was first held?
Can you imagine the layers of petticoats those ladies had to wear under their dresses?
Then if corsets and stays were still worn, I'm sure there were some fainting spells!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9109321

So he's the third one down the left row?
Thanks for sharing again Thunder.

Ladies, all of Thunder's sons are serving our country. What a Mom!!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2012
6:21 PM

Post #9109348

Thunder, I almost commented yesterday at the raising of the Flag that I thought one of your Sons was in there. You must be so proud of all of them!

Robynznest

Robynznest
Pittsburg, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9109349

Another thing on the box put which swap it is, some people are in several different ones and I for one get confused if there are items in the box that can fit the criteria for more than one swap.

Thanks Jaye for putting my name in the hat, Befor the dental work last week I was able to pick up a few items for my buddy.

Robynznest

Robynznest
Pittsburg, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2012
6:31 PM

Post #9109361

Jaye that poem always brings tears to my eyes and I hear John Wayne reciting it. I would love to find the CD that he does as a tribute to the USA. My favorite is America the Beautiful, Why I Love Her. If my buddy has a copy of that and can burn me a copy that would be all I need.

GOD BLESS THE U.S.A. !!!!!

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 3, 2012
8:46 PM

Post #9109571

Thanks for the warm welcome! :D

I guess my biggest confusion is what to put in the box! Gardening stuff? Crafty stuff? Planty stuff? I just don't what to plop in there! I'm pretty awful at making my own stuff (I'm one of those able to glue my own fingers together) but doggonit, once I get on a roll...

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2012
8:57 PM

Post #9109582

garden, craft, planty,... shirts, towels, lights, picture frames, wall hangings- indoors and out. hats! teddy bears, table cloths, candles...light up rugs...anything Red, White, and Blue !!!! those are just what I can think of off the top of my head, of items sent in the past...

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
5:06 AM

Post #9109762

Yes Carey, any store bought patriotic items will be good if you can't make any. There's still ample time for you to master that glue gun!
Plants are 'iffy'... they might bake during transit.
Some of these ladies have already got their boxes packed since last year! Just hope there's no expiration date on their selected gifts :D

One scorching Friday it will be today. Not as hot as Texas.. poor LK.


taters55

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

May 4, 2012
5:17 AM

Post #9109777

Not too bad today Jaye, we have been having cloudy weather and a bit of rain here and there. Today is supposed to be 88, with 78% humidity.

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2012
3:14 PM

Post #9110511

so sorry but i have to drop out. my new puppy got sick tuesday, took her to vet, he said she was very sick. he stayed with her day and night. she passed away at 2am today. i have to pay for her creamation. he thinks she was poisoned

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9110518

OH NO!!!! That's so sad! Is there anything we can do for you?

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2012
3:19 PM

Post #9110520

no, but thanks for the offer. i'm just so sad

taters55

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

May 4, 2012
4:55 PM

Post #9110695

Sorry to hear that Kathy!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
5:52 PM

Post #9110796

Aww, so sorry Sis. Michael must be devastated too.
((((((HUGS)))))
Hope the vet can find out what caused its' death.
We understand. There's always next year, Sis.
And if later you change your name, let me know. Be happy to reinstate you.
You've been in this swap for the past four years.
This will be the first year you missed... :(

Robin, I forgot to tell you that I don't have the cd.

It's in the high 80s here, LK. I'm yet to learn how to work the weedeater before it gets too brutally hot to be in the garden!! Perhaps, by then, the weeds would have been scorched for me to worry about... nah...

ETA: Careyana, you can also send edibles.. as long as they're .. yes, red, white and blue!!



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careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2012
6:34 PM

Post #9110851

Patriotic chocolate? That sounds like a winner! :)
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
7:31 PM

Post #9110905

White chocolate...Yum!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
7:35 PM

Post #9110910

Susan, have you seen the movie, "The Help".


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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2012
7:49 PM

Post #9110929

ROFLOL Jaye, I think I know where you are going...

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
7:59 PM

Post #9110945

SSsssshhhhh Marion..
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2012
8:17 PM

Post #9110960

My lips are sealed!!
lizrainey
San Mateo, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 4, 2012
8:33 PM

Post #9110973

yaaay its r/w/b time! i got stuff already in the box lol

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2012
6:01 AM

Post #9111247

Another one that's one year early, our Liz here!!! lolol!!
What an efficient gal, that I should emulate :">

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 5, 2012
3:30 PM

Post #9111759

How did we know Liz that you would be ready. Lol
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 5, 2012
5:15 PM

Post #9111891

ROFLOL, Betty that question ranks up there with one I remember Bill Cosby using once..."Why is there air?"
lizrainey
San Mateo, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2012
7:06 PM

Post #9112030

lol betty,jaye
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2012
8:18 PM

Post #9112129

You early birds are making me envious!

OK, what did I miss not seeing "The Help?" Sock it to me, Jaye and Marion.

abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 6, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9112526

A very good movie. My lips are sealed! Jaye?

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warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9112869

Heaven...What will the mail out time frame be and how long? Or has that been decided yet?

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9112980

Oh yes, Liz is the prime mover and shaker of RWB Swap!! She makes things happen FAST!!!

Susan, you just got to rent the movie. You will love it!! No spoilers from me neither!!

Kathy, I haven't decide yet, but I'll make sure there's plenty of time before one start decorating for Independence Day.
Absolutely gorgeous fleurs. Is that white one, a rose, or gardenia?

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2012
7:57 PM

Post #9113342

ohhhh no, it's one of my all time favs. Peony Duchess d Nemours, very fragrant.
pix1 dicentra spectabalis
pix2 valariana officinalis
pix3 veronica austriaca

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9113375

My curiosity is piqued, Jayebird. I'll see if I can download the movie or rent it from Wally World.

Kathy, as usual, you're killing me with your beautiful pics and now you're color coding them RWB. Very clever!
Let's see if I can do that too using pics from previous years.

Canna Indica "Indian Shot" with a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Campanula medium "Canterbury Bells"
Clematis "Elsa Spaeth"

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
5:57 AM

Post #9113691

Good morning fellow patriots!
Salute to the RWB blooms!

What boootiful, as my niece would say, flowers.
Kathy, I would love to grow peonies, but they can't survive here. Got to find a truly hardy one. Seen some pink ones (Sarah Bernhardt I think) in a friend's DM's garden in W. Va., and they are truly any poet's inspiration.

Elsa's blooms look like they're as big as the palm of your hand, Susan. Did you ever try to propogate her? She's of course, boootiful!
I will have to look for Canterbury Bells seeds. Need more white flowers around here.

Don't have any blue blooming.. but here are my Red and White.
I know Betty's mighty happy with those colors!

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
6:02 AM

Post #9113700

Here's a RWB one for ya!

Happy, Happy Birthday dear Robin!! (Robynzest)
Hope your day's a good one, and pain free!!

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taters55

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

May 7, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #9113701

Happy Birthday Robynznest! Hope you have a great day!

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
6:15 AM

Post #9113717

Darn, that chocolate cake looks good, LK. I take the white filligree.. less calories :D

taters55

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

May 7, 2012
6:17 AM

Post #9113724

It is a virtual cake, have all you want! No calories! ^_^

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9113732

Happy Birthday Robyn

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 7, 2012
10:01 AM

Post #9114037

Happy Happy Birthday Robyn!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 7, 2012
10:05 AM

Post #9114042

Adding birthday wishes as well..may it be filled with sunshine Robyn!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
11:45 AM

Post #9114159

Happiest Birthday wishes, Robyn! Love ya, girl.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 7, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9114171

Yup, I have to use pix from previous years too, things are just beginning to bloom here. Raining here and just to the west is that white stuff and as far as I'M concerned can stay there. PLEASE!!! I'm going to have to resort to using pink as a sub. for red as I just don't have any to speak of, I want those reds that lean to the blue side of the color wheel. 'Spose to go plant shopping on Friday, and now they are saying rain, yuckkkkk! I want sunshine, but we need that wet stuff, guess I better shut up.
Hey Fruity, aren't the campanulas a biennial, and have they reseeded enough to almost make them a perennial show? Don't grow too many of the bienns. yet, probably should tho. Got the one below in pix #2, Daucus carota at 6-7feet. Getting a nice colony of them several years now, and gosh they smell lightly sweet. just love putting it in bouquets, it also happens to be a host plant for caterpillers of the Swallowtail butterfly, one of the main reasons to have it growing!!!!!
Hey heaven... what's in your pix, sorry those are one's I don't have. (teach me, lol.)
And those cakes look delicious, were either home made? Talented, wow!!

pix: rose, spring bloom only but ohh sooooo sweet
pix: daucus carota
pix: iris setosa, one of those new iris picked at up at the botanical garden sale where I'll be on Friday.

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warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 7, 2012
12:12 PM

Post #9114190

Heaven...meant to tell you they are doing breeding with peonies to make them more viable in warmer regions, they will require less chill hours to get them to bloom. If interested could check with Klem's or Gilbert Wilde .com and see if they would have any that would bloom in your area (z8, I'm thinking is the top of the zone and they are trying for z9). Personally, I could never live in an area that can't grow them, even tho I've learned to dislike winters, lol. Hoping to get my peony garden finished planting this year, got the plants now just have to accomplish the rest of it, the weeds have filled back in and gotta clear AGAIN, lol. Sometimes it's a challenge to reclaim the LAND.

pix: feild wildflower
pix: " "
pix: " " , mertensia, bluebells

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
1:25 PM

Post #9114282

Kathy, thanks for that suggestion on a zone 8 peony. My zone is actually that, but for the past few years, we've been having longer winters.
This year, it didn't get cold enough to kill the fleas!!

The first is Clematis Niobe. Very proud of this gal, as her blooms are wider than my hands.
Second is what I've always called a Spider Lily, till I came here, and found out that the Lycoris lilies are also known as Spider, but the Lycoris are red and the blooms look nothing like these lilies.







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careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 7, 2012
4:05 PM

Post #9114540

Jaye, could those possibly be Peruvian daffodils? http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1234/#b

I found some bulbs in Hempstead at our spring RU so I'd love to know if they're hardy in my zone. :)

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
4:26 PM

Post #9114588

Might be Carey, as another name for them is also Peruvian lily.
Back in Singapore, these are my late grandad's favorite flower. They make beautiful hedges. As far as I know, lots of South East Asian gardens have them as they're very easy to grow and quite pest free.
Carey, daffodils don't grow in Singapore but this lily does. Singapore is 88* year round and 100% humidity.
When I moved from Louisiana.. zone 9/10, I brought these and hedychiums along.
So.. happy planting Carey!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 7, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #9114696

Gorgeous plants...

The daucus carota (queen Ann's Lace) species grows wild along the roadside, sooo invasive but you are right, makes beatiful fillers. Love going along roadside picking tiger Lillie's to go with them!

Robynznest

Robynznest
Pittsburg, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 7, 2012
5:59 PM

Post #9114738

Thank you eveeryone for the BD wishes. It has been a quiet one. No going out or anything. We'll do that this weekend, DH's BD is Wed. We'll celebrate together. Don't know what I'm going to get him yet. He brought me home a big rose plant 'Gold Medal' Can't wait for it to stop raing so I can get a pick of the bloom that's on her.

I want both cakes, I'm having a sugar meltdown. I need something sweet.
I love all the flower pix. I bought an Elsa Spaeth but she didn't really have a chance to get started so I will look for another one. Jaye the Comtesse is blooming, hopefully I can go out and get a pic of it tomorrow.

Betty you can have all the QAL you want, I rip it out constantly here.

Here's a birdbath I just made out of a light fixture and a metal vase.

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
6:00 PM

Post #9114741

You're right Betty.. we have them growing wild here too. Didn't know they can be invasive.
Can't wait for pictures of your gardens and pond, Betty.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
6:07 PM

Post #9114755

Are you still spoiling the Comtesse!! That's the first clematis with its own fur coat!! Lol.
Robin, you did good with that bird bath. Can even be a beautiful plant stand, imaging ivy trailing down.
How thoughtful of your DH. He gave you something that will keep giving you joy.

taters55

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

May 7, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9114814

Love that birdbath! Great job!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
7:18 PM

Post #9114915

Robin, your hubby is always so thoughtful giving you plants. I remember the 'ice cube' Orchid he gave you one year. Time flies, was that last year or the year before?

Elsa Spaeth is special because she came from you, Jaye, in the first 'Raise My Baby' swap I participated in and was shocked she won the competition that year. I was new at the time and remember crying tears of joy! And what a calamity of errors we won't hash up again thinking she wasn't mine...lol

When we were married years ago in July, my bouquet was mostly wildflowers gathered from our field that included Black-Eyed Susan's, Daisies and Queen Anne's Lace finsihed with a few flowers from the florist. Buying flowers then was a splurge since we had just bought our house. As a kid, I used to pick QAL for my Mom. She called them 'tick plants', but I still thought it was magical watching them change colors with a few drops of food coloring in the water she added to left in over jars. The things we remember.

You're right, Kathy. Canterberry Bells are a biennial. Sadly I ripped the plant up last year when it started looking raggy from the heat and near drought before it had a chance to set seeds. The clump had both Blue and White flowers.

Daylily "Chicago Apache" (last year)
Phlox "Minnie Pearl" (now)
Morning Glory "Blue Flake" (last year)


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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 8, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9115430

Jaye, I'm still not giving up on your coming to the gathering..good Lord just might provide a way for you to visit the Canadian gathering .. praying hard! That way you can see the gardens for yourself!!!

Won't have any color really till mid June if my notes in the journal from last year are right. I've a zillion phlox and flax so hoping they will be in bloom for the girls..had a good talk to the gardens on the weekend, said they would have to co-operate so we shall see..

Love the light fixture stand..pretty

Love recycling..girls that come to the house for painting are now into old windows, my glass sagging butterflies/dragonflies and their making their own design..nice to see the old made into new

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
7:25 AM

Post #9115452

Good morning!

This swap has never before been graced by so many RWB flowers!
Susan, thank you for posting them.
That Apache of yours is lovely.
I still get a chuckle over your confusion in your first swap! That would be a great loss for you if Elsa were to be rerouted to another.
And maybe Elsa would not have thrived with that parent.
With Sis Kathy keeping her kids in the closet, and Jax here feeding them who knows what... I'm glad Elsa is where she's at right now!!


jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 8, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9115455

sis jaye, when we getin more brats? i mean babies

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
7:41 AM

Post #9115475

Betty, what do they say? It's not over till the fat lady sing? I'm fat, and I can't sing so maybe there's hope?
But, reality again hits hard, the work truck needs a major repair. Drats.
Our primary vehicle is out of service, and Kel for months kept putting off fixing it, as he said there's the work truck.
So, all is left is the box truck... with no airconditioning.. and it can be into the 100s in our summer.

Kel's not into auto repairs, and the estimate given meant more red beans and rice for us!

This is the Lord's way of telling Kel, to always be in agreement with me :D

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #9115482

Sis Kathy, I'm not doing Raise My Baby Swap this year.
Maybe next year. There are too much for me to do to host 2 swaps.
It will not be fair to the participants.
Also, there are lots of plant swaps already going on.
I know RMB is different, and we did have fun especially when Jax hosted that ball!
So you won't get any "brats" this year!

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 8, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9115538

SOMEBODY HAS TO HOST! HOWBOUT LK OR JAX?

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9115569

Got your name back on Sis.. and you're hosting RMBaby right?

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 8, 2012
8:32 AM

Post #9115574

heres the link
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1257034/

taters55

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

May 8, 2012
8:49 AM

Post #9115620

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1257034/

Raise my baby swap is open, come and join the fun! Bring your own Moonshine!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
8:54 AM

Post #9115645

You forgot to mention Bailey's LK!!!!

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 8, 2012
9:09 AM

Post #9115686

this year is fer coconut shine and capn morgan

taters55

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

May 8, 2012
9:16 AM

Post #9115705

No, plants don't like the milk based fertilizers! ^_^

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
11:53 AM

Post #9115911

LK, to prevent tomatoes from having end rot, when growing them in strawbales, I was advised to add some powdered milk to the hole. Apparently the plants need the extra calcium.
See milk does any body.. err plant.. good!!

taters55

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

May 8, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9116051

^_^

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 9, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9116864

just add shine to the milk an ya got coconut milk!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 9, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9117509

Wow, look at all the Patriots so far. Excellent!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 9, 2012
6:09 PM

Post #9117807

Indeed, Susan.
I don't expect a high number, due to the ongoing 'recession'. But it's so nice to see these names up there, finding ways to participate, demonstrating their love for this great nation.
The beautiful thing, is, since the conception of the swap, 5 years ago, up to now..Betty, a Canadian, respects and love this country too.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 10, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9118374

This swap is now an Institution!!!!!!!!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9118388

Good thought there Marion!!
I welcome suggestions to a new name for this swap that includes the word "Institution".

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 10, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9118453

Still tell you girls, should be a mass walk to your Heads of State to say I should have both Canadian and USA citizenship...

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9118461

Will writing to our Congressmen do, Betty? It is a very, very long walk...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 10, 2012
8:39 AM

Post #9118487

letters will do...make sure you tell them I'm a USA Patriot!

OMG, got to look for where I put my red/white/blue goodies you sent to me last year..have table runner/plates/cups/signs and more..even R/W/B solar lights..I'll have to set everything up with my Canadian flags for the gathering just so everyone feels at home!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2012
8:42 AM

Post #9118489

And don't forget to paint your nails RWB too!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 10, 2012
9:18 AM

Post #9118526

Need our Thunder to come up for the gathering..wow and double wow at her nails..she could do all of ours..red flag for Canada and our R/W/B stripes...would look oh so pretty!

purpbutfly

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

May 10, 2012
5:42 PM

Post #9119124

Ok I better say yes now or I'll back out:

YES!!! I'm in!!!!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2012
7:03 PM

Post #9119222

Woohooo Cindy! Welcome back!!'

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2012
9:08 AM

Post #9119811

Compatriots! Hear ye! Hear Ye!
Your journey to the Post Office will begin on June the 8th 2012.

Between May 19th (buddies assigned) and June 7th, there's still the wide window of opportunity to pick that special RWB for your buddy, if you haven't done so now.


Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 11, 2012
9:39 AM

Post #9119836

I have been looking for a special something for my partner. Hope to be able to shop on Monday!

Robynznest

Robynznest
Pittsburg, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #9119870

I found a few things already, gonna look some more next week.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2012
11:13 AM

Post #9119918

Hey Kris, good to have you with us!

Robin, as long as you try not to squeeze a flag pole in that box!!

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 11, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9120323

Thanks Jaye,, It is hard to type on my phone but I am getting better at it every day. Just glad I am able to get online to be able to join the swaps.

I need a flag for the new place! Lol.
And anything else for the porch or yard too. Looking foward to this swap.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9120368

Ohhh Betty , How I wish I could ! !

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2012
7:50 PM

Post #9120458

Let me be the first to wish all mothers here,
"Happy Mama's Day". May the weather co-operates Sunday, if your family chose to grill out.
May you get lots of "I love you Mama" from your kids.

This is a picture of my late Mum when she's 21 carrying my younger sister.

If you have pics of your Mum, please do share.

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2012
8:07 PM

Post #9120482

Hanging basket for the mailbox is finished and hung...RWB!

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2012
5:31 AM

Post #9120706

How priveleged that mailbox must feel.
Salute!
We had a mailbox painted with beautiful red and white roses. Our mailman told us that he enjoys seeing decorated mailboxes, a marked difference from the standard regulation along his route.
So Susan, you're also making your mailman's job a pleasant one with that basket.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2012
5:52 AM

Post #9121833

Happy Mother's Day!!
May you be treated as royalty and showered with gratitude!!

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taters55

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

May 13, 2012
6:33 AM

Post #9121881

Thanks Jaye! Happy Mothers day to everyone!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9121943

thanks Jaye

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ^_^ great big HUGS to Y'all

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careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 13, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9122016

Happy Mother's Day ladies!
lizrainey
San Mateo, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 13, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9122062

happy mothers day all..
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9122093

I wanna play! Count me in!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2012
3:08 PM

Post #9122349

Yayy.. here comes Patti!!
monkeymomr
San Bernardino, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2012
7:15 PM

Post #9122634

Happy Mother's Day to everyone. I hope your days were wonderful.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 13, 2012
7:26 PM

Post #9122656

Thanks Heaven, I was>>>>>>(treated like royalty).

Barefoot.. that bouquet is stunning, what's the blue tho, can't quite figure it out? And were you lucky enough to have that come from your garden?

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2012
5:32 AM

Post #9122955

Hmm, Kathy. They're not really too clear. Might be delphinums, but certainly not freesias.
Such a pretty arrangement Thunder. Thanks.

Few more days and you'd get your buddy's name!
There are already patriotic gifts on sale, hope there are plenty of choices.
Besides your usual stores, don't forget the craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michael's.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 14, 2012
6:39 AM

Post #9123038

I would like to join. I purchased stuff last year when it was on sale, need to go thru my stash of stuff, excited. Have lots of red and white plants, and some blue.

Robyn, would you share your trade secrets on the bird bath? I bought this light fixture (coca cola) for my sister (she collects coke stuff) then figured out it wouldn't fit in her kitchen (which is decoreated in coke stuff) and I have been holding on to this thing for 10 years. What a great idea to use it as a bird bath... She patience does win...rofl.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2012
7:14 AM

Post #9123098

Joyce, your name's added!
Good that you had amassed some RWBs.
Wouldn't surprise me if you intend to paint some frogs, that color!!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 14, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9123247

Just a pretty picture I found when surfing the web :)

names coming soon ohhh ahhhh LOL ^_^
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9123831

Did ya'll see the Marine who came home from Afghanistan after being deployed for a year? He got the surprise of his life reuniting with his family. Have a tissue or two handy. This one's a real good, feel good video that will touch your heart in more ways than one. We saw it on The Today Show last week but wanted to post the link in case you missed it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsClZ1Bnqy4

Robynznest

Robynznest
Pittsburg, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 14, 2012
5:14 PM

Post #9123927

I used more than one tissue.

Joyce that bird bath is easy peasy. find something that is tall enough to make a base. I found a big metal vase at the consignments store. You can use more than one thing to 'stack' on top of each other for the base. I used E6000 glue and a clear outdoor silicone. Attach everything together with both glue and silicone on the outside of the glue so water doesn't compromise the glue. For the hole in the middle of the fixture I used a clear flat bottom gem (the kind that decorates the inside of vases) I glued it in and 24 hours later I put the silicone over and around the gem.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9123997

Oh Susan, thank you! Kel and I watched it together, and I couldn't wait for tissues. Had to use the hem of my shirt..

I used to work with athetoid children, back in Singapore.
What they lack physically, they make up with their warm hearts and especially their smiles.
monkeymomr
San Bernardino, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 14, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9124200

the hem of my skirt is soaking with tears. I love a happy ending and an even better beginning.

Samigal

Samigal
(Pegi) Norwalk, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 15, 2012
2:23 AM

Post #9124331

I sure did lost, and thanks for adding my name. I love all the RW&B items out there and have to stop and look at each one. Mmmm a RW&B frog, now that sounds interesting.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 15, 2012
7:28 AM

Post #9124589

Robyn, are you the kind of reader that peeks at the last page to make sure the book has a happy ending? That's me!
Don't care for tragic stories... the world is sad enough.

You are welcome Pegi!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2012
10:47 AM

Post #9124841

Thank you for the info Robyn, I will have to keep a look out for a base now...finally I can give this to her and get it out of my house...rofl.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2012
5:46 AM

Post #9125701

We certainly have a nice group here. Few more days to go!
Don't forget, if you don't feel like making your legs do the shopping, use your fingers. Plenty of RWB online.

Collections Etc and Terry's Village have some nice collection. Plus they'd mail your gift directly to your buddy. Don't have to make that trip to the P.O. nor worry about wrapping.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 16, 2012
5:53 AM

Post #9125711

I can hardly wait to get my name. Well the name of my buddy that is. LOL

taters55

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

May 16, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9125776

I have my stuff ready, just waiting on a name to mail them too!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2012
7:06 AM

Post #9125816

Good to see the excitement here! I'm ready for my buddy's name too :D

taters55

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

May 16, 2012
7:12 AM

Post #9125824

When is the mail out date Jaye? I know you posted it, but can't seem to find it? Maybe place it in the top post please?

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9125838

Second post, LK. Good idea to bring that up.

taters55

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

May 16, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9125854

Thanks Jaye!

Samigal

Samigal
(Pegi) Norwalk, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 16, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #9126030

Just finished reading my first book on my kindle, but I've added so many free books that it will take me a while to read them all. I don't look at the last page, want to be surprised at the ending.

Going to check out all the RW&B items I have put aside for this swap then sit and wait for my buddy's name. I've got some really wonderful treasures and memories from past swaps.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 16, 2012
5:13 PM

Post #9126525

bet the video is good, but I just can not watch those kinda things...I get way way too emotional!!! can't watch anything movies / tv shows...geared around military either...

think Judy took a picture that shows my nails, not sure if she has access with her computer issues?? not sure I could do justice to the Canada maple leaf??? maybe if i did it like a quilt block??? would be fun to try.

I was reading a paper back book the other night, and hubs said I needed to see if I could get it on the kindle :) he's been spoiled by it, He says the noise of the paper pages turning drive him crazy :) the Kindle does come in handy for bed time reading.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2012
5:35 PM

Post #9126553

(((Group Hug!)))

Anybody remember the good ol' days when you never thought about locking your doors? While growing up, my parents never locked ours, even when we went on vacation to Florida or Myrtle Beach for a week, or to the Smoky Mountains for a long week-end to leaf peep in the Fall. Neighbors weren't just a word but were real people you grew up with and knew so well, much like a surrogate family. A lot of ours were closer than my own kin. Growing up in the South, kids showed respect and affectionately called elders and neighbors Mr. or Miss followed by their first names. Nobody minded hard work either or pitching in to mow the grass when our lawn mower quit, and can remember well how so many helped gather veggies from my Dad's large garden because it was too much for the three of us, Everybody took fresh veggies home for their efforts. And oh my gosh, those yummy pies and cakes shared just because they wanted to, not to mention how the neighborhood came together and brought potluck dishes when we lost someone in the neighborhood.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 16, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #9126559

Oh yes I remember :)
lizrainey
San Mateo, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 17, 2012
5:28 AM

Post #9126914

i remember too! and i want them back...
i loved sitting with the neighbors learning how to can and preserve
then to be gifted with the fabulous jar of jam and pickles,
mom never had to worry where i was, then to be able to walk the roads and just take in the scenery and wild life.

oh and the milk delivery, and the bakery on wheels oh i miss those great times.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9127127

Back in Singapore, the elders are still addressed as Aunties or Uncles. Mum had a maid when we were small, and for the longest time, I truly thought she's kin, as we called her "Auntie" until she retired.
The same goes for our neighbours, and apartment dwelling, doesn't give us any privacy nor much needed personal space. Yet, tolerance is expected.
Oh yes, we have the breadman on wheels, the ice cream "Uncle" and this Indian guy who sold an assortment of nuts on a tray, balanced on his head. They could sell their wares without fear of being robbed.
Travelling "Uncle" barber who'd have his tools in a small suitcase, when time for lunch, would leave that with Mum. Poor guy, having only daughters in India had to eke out a living in Singapore for their dowries.
Oops.. I'm straying off the topic.
Anyway, neighbours became extended family. Whenever Mum would make special meals, us kids were made to deliver some to them. The whole menu, right up to desserts!
Neighbours of different races would return in kind too. So for Chinese New Year, we expected monied red packets, during Deepavali (Indian celebration) we anticipated their delicious Indian cakes, whereas for Christmas, the Eurasion Aunties would give us whole Christmas Cakes that's soaked with rum. (only indulgence in alcohol for my Muslim family)
We would also get reprimanded from Aunties and Uncles if Mum were to complain that we had misbehaved or our grades fell short!
When Dad can't use his legs, a slew of "Uncles" would pop in to help. Then when Mum died, neighbouring "Aunties" checked in on the younger kids.
As with Susan, our neighbours were closer than kin.

If your address isn't listed, please dmail me your snail mail.

taters55

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

May 17, 2012
12:13 PM

Post #9127335

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1257034/

Coma and check out the raise my baby swap. It is always lots of fun!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2012
3:39 PM

Post #9127579

Liz, I'd forgotten about our milkman who made weekly deliveries and the glass jars that were redeemed for 10 cents each, then recycled for someone's next order. We lived on a dead-end road and often toured the surrounding streets on my bike, and peddled fresh eggs in its basket for allowance money. Come supper time or if I was 5 minutes past the time I was supposed to be home, you could hear my Mom's voice calling and echoing all over the neighborhood...lol

Wonderful memories, Jayebird, including so many diverse cultures. I'm not in the addy exchange but believe you have my snail mail. If not, let me know and I'll shoot a D-mail to ya.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

May 17, 2012
4:14 PM

Post #9127627

I unpacked the boxes and am so very pleased. they are just what I wanted and so green and lush, like they were just dug from the garden. Guess it helps when they are growing and healthy rather than very early in spring. Thanks for very much to Diamond and Alikat.

Oh, and very clearly labeled which helps a bunch. Need to take lessons on that myself. ;)

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taters55

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

May 17, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #9127646

Mary, I believe you posted these in th wrong thread?
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

May 17, 2012
6:51 PM

Post #9127787

I just went to the swap and couldn't find them. I must be tired. I will post a new picture now that they are all potted up. And I got my RWB swap today so I am all ready for that.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 18, 2012
6:39 AM

Post #9128201

Mornimg..was out spbrowsing yesterday, drats it's not easy trying to find USA r/w/b. here in Canada..now my Canadian colors are in every store..guess I will have to either fet creative or shuffle off to Buffalo one Saturday.

Working from home today which compiles of answering telephone maybe 10 times so can't reall call it work..so went on a hunt for garden seeds which I've put away but no can find Lol but in every corner I'm finding something in red/white and blue from previous swaps..back deck has some beauties sitting out..will make me proud to set them out T the Sistah's gathering..getting soo excited

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2012
12:22 AM

Post #9129196

Betty, you must be the only sistah that's paid not to work or hardly working!! Lucky you.
I'm sure your guests will ooh and aahhed over your collection of Americana, but your garden will be the main attraction.

Alrighty compatriots, please come over to the new room.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1259127/
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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2012
9:53 AM

Post #9131965

Sorry have not been around for a while. Been too busy in the yard and gardens! I got my name for this swap and am just as tickled as I can be! ^_^

We too fly our flag year round. That spot just does not "Look right" without it there!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2012
1:19 PM

Post #9132214

Patti, we know when it's that time of the year to tend to the garden, folks will be disappearing.
As long as you acknowledged knowing whom you're sending to.. you're fine.
We have a new room now.

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