February Flower Exchange

knit-bloggers share the wealth and warm up winter for our fellow stick-weilders



i have to say... i'm somewhat dissapointed in the end result of this project. i'm not sure what to blame it on... time of year, the fact that it's my first time organizing something like this... whatever it may be. needless to say, it's been somewhat difficult to get up the energy to start something like this all over again. believe me, there WILL still be more flower projects in my future... i'm just not quite sure when yet.

last call... anyone who hasn't gotten a flower of some sort yet, please reply to this post and i'll be sure to send one to you. i've made a few extras just for this purpose.

in the event that i DO decide to run another round, does anyone have any ideas for me? any and all suggestions are more than welcome. do i make enrolement by nomination only? invitation? do i have to ask people to provide references?... heh. please! voice your ideas here, let me know how we can make this work next time, i'm absolutely certain it CAN be done.



I received a great little box with flowers from Amy yesterday. They're great and she put pins on the back. Yay! She also sent me some candy and notecards. Thanks so much Amy! I'll take pics this weekend and get them up early next week. Thanks again and have a great weekend!


No Worries

I hadn't heard anything from the person who has me for this exchange and I wanted to let her know that it's ok that your flower is late (mine is too). I just wanted to make sure that you were not feeling bad. Please feel free to drop me a note and if you don't have time to finish the flower that's ok too.




Hey, now that you mention it, I never recieved flower either. Of course, I also haven't sent one so I guess that's karmic justice. Things got away from me after my Granny passed away late last month. Getting caught up with life again, so I'm planning to mail my flower today.


~ I recieved my flower ~

As of Sat I recieved my flower I wish I had a pic to put up but I have been sick for the last few day that is why it took me so long to post that I recieved it thanks so much!!

no flower for me either

I wasn't going to say anything earlier, but since I see other people have spoken up, I'll join in too. I haven't received a flower for the exchange. I'm also disappointed because I made flowers and sent them to my person mid-February and received no acknowledgement. I don't even know if she got them, she didn't return my email. It was such a fun idea for an exchange, it's a shame it hasn't worked out very well.


No flower here either

As of yesterday, I still have not received a flower. I have however made a whole bunch so I will keep one for myself and send out 1 to anyone else who has not received a flower yet - just let me know!

the final bloom

alright it's time for me to make something HAPPEN here...

if you havent sent a flower to your secret flowery friend yet, please contact them ASAP, and send out a flower ASAP as well. ANYONE who hasn't heard from their flowery friend yet by friday, and is still flowerless... i will personally send you a flower :) i've had... lots of spare time lately, and am looking forward to more time still, so i plan on building up a completed flower stash. they're always good to have around as last minute gifts and all that, right?

so, the quick and dirty:
a. havent sent one yet? let your pal know you're still alive!
b. havent received one yet? let me know on friday and you WILL get a flower.

once this is all resolved, once EVERYONE has a flower in hand and a smile on their face, i'll open up the roll-call for the next flower exchange.

anyone who hasn't sent a flower to their buddy, or at least contacted them to let them know why... i'm sorry, but you wont be able to participate in the next exchange. i'm NOT barring anyone permanently, just from the next exchange. i'm positive there will be more, so keep reading.


I'm flowerless too...

...but I so enjoyed creating one for my flower-friend. :-)

I expect time just got away from some of the flower-folk.

I'm sorry!!

Just last night I realized that it truly is March and the flowers I made are still here! My flowers will be going out this week with a little goody to hopefully make up for the wait! Just in case you are wondering...my flowers are heading for Amanda at www.clothesknit.com. Amanda - I'm sorry for the delay!!


Anyone else?

Anyone else not receive their flower yet? I just wondered if I was the only one. I know a couple people sent their flowers out late, but as it's already March, and it was a February Flower swap, I'm just antsy (and I've been burned before with things like this). Granted, it is still winter outside here, so a flower in early March is still a nice thing to have :)


On its way!

Hidee Ho - I knew I forgot to do something last weekend ... post that my February Flower is winging its way to its new home - well, maybe not winging - afterall, we are referring to the USPS!

I hope my exchange buddy enjoys wearing it as much as I enjoyed making it!


Flowers Received!

I've posted pix on my blog of the lovely pink trio sent by Laurel. Thanks again, I love them!


I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!

Time has gotten away from me and I'm not quite ready to send my flower to my exchange buddy. I'm so sorry, but I expect it to go out this weekend.

I received my flower from Michelle and I LURVE it!! A picture is posted on my blog (2/22 post) - be sure to check it out!


april showers bring...

may flowers!

as we're nearing the end of february, and the february flower exchange... it's time to start looking ahead to MORE flower-fun.

roll call time...
anyone interested in participating in another flower exchange, this one slated to conclude in early may, please email me at yarNerd@gmail.com, do NOT leave a comment here!! only those who email me will be on the notification list.

i know we're not quite done yet, but i wanted to thank everyone for participating! i hope you had fun, i hope you'll join me again, and... tell your friends!

Almost there!

First, a big Thank You to Monika, who sent me a stunning felted flower:

Really beautiful, the colors are graduated from light to dark and there is just a hint of sparkle with beads and eyelash in the center. It's also quite large - nearly 5" in diameter! Really unique, and I love it! I don't have an email or blog address for Monika, so I do hope she checks here to see that I got it - Thank you, Monika!!

As for my flower, I apologize to my recipient for missing Valentine's Day, but my package will hit the mail tomorrow. Here's a little preview:



~ Better late than never ~

Ok my flower is in the mail and I have no pic to show of it. I though that I better get it in the mail and hope that my swap partner takes a pic of it than wait to get my camera to work to take one first.

So.... if you are my swap partner then can you please send me a pic of the flower that you recieve??


Something in my mail besides bills!

I got my package yesterday from Jeanne! It was so exciting! I checked my mail on the way to dance class, and ran to the apt office to go and pick it up in the 5 min I had before they closed! And, I'm sure I was supposed to wait, but I waited approx 30 seconds, and that was all I could take!! Jeanne was so sweet! Thank you so much! I love everything in the package and the flower is gorgeous! I think I might wear it today!

She also sent me a flower bath sponge, but it is currently in the bathtub and it is a little wet, and it didn't make the picture!

Thank you so much Jeanne! It was such a great treat!

Happy Friday Everyone!


In the mail

My pal's package got picked up yesterday by the mail carrier-- it went out Priority so I'm crossing my fingers she gets it by V-day :)

And it is outa' here!

Hey there gang! Just thought I'd say I sent my box to the recipient yesterday. I sent it priority mail so I hope it makes it before Valentine's Day!

I got my flowers!!


Thank you Colette in NY!! She made these wonderful flower pins for me and I just love them! And, the added treat of beautiful stitch markers and chocolates - what a treat!! Thank you Colette!!

~ Finished my flower last night ~

Ok so my flower is finsihed and I think that it turned out well I will be putting it in the mail tomorrow so pal.... Look out in your mail box!!!!