WANTED: A Huge Thank you to our Craftyrn !!!

paulinesJuly 3, 2006

I was next on our swap circuit! True to Craftyrn's post, the man in the brown shorts paid us a visit today.

I just don't know where to begin-lol. Craftyrn is a great snoop and a wonderful shopper. She did 4 categories;

Pauline's Red Hot Summer Kitchen (does that mean I'm a red hot mama?). Here's a picture of that group:

There was some local red wine, a fabulous cutting board, a kitchen timer, cute kitcheney hooks and a veggie peeler, all in the red theme.

Next was Cooling it Down with Green:

That consisted of a cold pasta cookbook and a really great & RUSTIC(!) olive & oil set.

Then came Cool Blue Evenings:

Some great French seafood spreads, a bottle of local blueberry wine (yum!) and some 4th stirrers.

Last, but not least, was Packing, a handy tote that keeps hot or cold.

Thank you very much, D. for the thought & care you put into my swap package, we will enjoy using (and drinking, oh yea!) everything & think of you when we do ~ please keep an eye for my email!

BTW, I got such a laugh from your card - I can relate (sadly).

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goldgirl

Wow, what an awesome swap box and really creative theme! Love the items and originality. Enjoy paulines :) Great job Craftyrn!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 6:08PM
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riverrat1

Diane, you done good!

Pauline, I really like Blueberry wine! Enjoy your goodies!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 6:41PM
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granjan

Really creative package. And lovely items. I know what great taste Diane has because I got one of her packages and it was awesome. Janet

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 6:54PM
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Gina_W

Pauline, you know you're a Red Hot Mama! Great package Diane!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 7:02PM
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chancesmom

Hey Red hot mama! nice package!

great going craftyrn! (way to expand the rules)

jc

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 7:06PM
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mustangs81

Fantastic package.

Rats! I knew I should have mailed earlier.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 7:19PM
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Marigene

Very nice package, Red Hot Mama!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 7:40PM
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annie1992

Wow, what a great package! I bought a bottle of blueberry wine in Maine several years ago, my mother the wino...er..expert said it was excellent.

I love the "color" theme, too, and the cold pasta cookbook. Perfect for hot summer weather.

Annie

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 8:01PM
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robinkateb

Great package and theme. I have that red peeler and it is great.

-Robin

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 10:47PM
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kent4489

Pauline...nice, nice gifts! Diane, great choices!

Jayne

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 11:12PM
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bubbeskitchen

Diane, you are very clever; such a great collection of goodies. I, too, love the theme. Crafty, indeed! I love the cutting board!

Bubbe

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 11:40PM
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paulines

Oh Jeepers! I'm having technical difficulties with my Photobucket account ~ please bear with me while I try to figure out where the heck the pictures went!

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 7:59AM
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paulines

A group picture :)

Red Hots:

Cool Greens:

Blue Evenings:

What a scare!

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 8:04AM
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homesforsale

Do I spy a Mary Engelbreight card too:)?I love her things..Every yr I have the desktop calendar.

Very nice!!
My husband got me hooked on pocket timers...

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 8:38AM
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teresa_nc7

Great swap box goodies! Blueberry wine??? Sounds yummy! Haven't seen those cute kitchen hooks, very nice.

Great job, Diane!

Teresa

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 9:25AM
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sheshebop

Very cute and clever theme...the colors! Very nice package craftyrn. Very lucky you, Paulines!

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 9:36AM
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compumom

Lots of great goodies for sure! Enjoy them all Paulines! Way to go Diane!

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 11:49AM
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chase_gw

What a great theme Diane, you really know how to group!!!! And lucky you, Red Hot mamma, you just gotta know that handle is going to stick!

Just love everything......

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 1:51PM
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ann_t

Diane, you always come up with the best themes and you did it again. Love the colour of the olive oil set.

Enjoy Pauline.

Ann

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 2:14PM
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lsr2002

What a neat group of gifts and a very clever theme. You're set for lots of fun Pauline.

Lee

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 1:34AM
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traceys

What a great theme Diane! I'm sure Pauline is going to enjoy everything, especially the wine.

Tracey

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 5:55AM
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Susan_in_NC

Very nice package! All sorts of neat stuff. I am constantly amazed at the inspiration for swap packages that you all come up with.

Susan

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 8:48AM
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dedtired

What a nice package! I could have used that pocket timer this weekend. I was boiling some potatoes, thought "hmmm, they need just another minute" and went out to the garden. It was five minutes before i had a "yikes" moment and ran back in to rescue them before they turned to mush.

Every item is so thoughtful! Yay Crafty and Lucky Paulines.

Pam

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 9:11AM
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maggie2094

Wow! Great goodies. I love the olive oil set and yum...blueberry wine sounds heavenly. Enjoy, Pauline.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 10:02AM
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shaun

Wow! Nice package! I don't know how you all come up with these awesome ideas! Enjoy~

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 10:26AM
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publickman

Very nice package, and the theme helped me edit the package I am about to send.

I have one of those pocket timers, but mine has a magnet that attaches it to the fridge. I might consider taking it with me when I want to time a parking meter.

Can you tell us more about the Wild Salmon Salad?

Lars

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 2:08PM
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lowspark

Great package! Nice theme. I'll also be interested in hearing about the wild salmon salad, and the blueberry wine too!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 2:35PM
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doucanoe

Great theme, Crafty! I love those cute hooks and that olive oil set is great! Cold Pasta? MMMM My kind of cookbook! And blueberry wine to top it all off...WOW!

Enjoy, Paulines!

Linda

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 2:43PM
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mer4205

Very nice! Having the red, green and blue themes is very....Crafty! Hope you enjoy it! -maria

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 4:07PM
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momto4kids

Wow! That is some kind of swap package! I just love the theme. Blueberry wine, huh?! You'll have to let us know how that is!

Great job, Crafty! Enjoy Pauline!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 4:44PM
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paulines

monique, the card is by Country Characters. It has a picture of an olderish woman in exercise attire standing in front of a mirror. Her chest is hanging quite low (well, everything is as a matter of fact)~ the caption is, "Help! They've fallen and they can't get UP!" lolol

Lars & May, I haven't had the opportunity to try the salmon salad yet, but the ingredients are listed as follows;

potatoes, salmon, carrots, flagolets, red & green peppers, celery, sunflower oil, mustard, salt, vinegar, dill, garlic, white pepper & paprika - yum, what's not to love?

We just returned from a couple days down at Provincetown, Cape Cod. DH is on vacation the rest of the week, so I'm planning on cracking open the blueberry wine soon.

D, it was a pleasure speaking to you yesterday morning, thanks again (and sorry things were so hectic here)!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 5:39PM
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brenda55

Paulines, have fun with this great swap package. Crafty, what a terrific package you sent! Enjoy the blueberry wine!

Brenda

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 8:04PM
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jessyf

I LOVE that blueberry wine. Whats in the frog bottle? 'Cold Pasta' - that looks good now in this hot weather. Good one, Diane!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 10:56PM
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ziporion

I love that olive oil set! And the Cold Pasta cookbook looks excellent! Nice job, Crafty! I'm sure you'll enjoy the goodies Paulines!

Catherine

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 11:17PM
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lakeguy35

What a fun package, I love the color theme. Very clever Diane, great box! I'm LOL at the the Fat Frog Red! I hope you share some of those cold pasta recipes with us soon Paulines.

David

    Bookmark   July 6, 2006 at 12:07AM
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trixietx

What a smart theme and wonderful package.

Diane, you are a wonderful swap partner. I think of you everytime I use the insulated carrier (and I use it alot) you sent me in a previous swap!

Pauline, you Red Hot Momma, enjoy your goodies. I bet that blueberry wine is good.

Karen

    Bookmark   July 6, 2006 at 8:40AM
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lindainct

Love the theme and cold pasta would have been a treat around here the last few days.
Nice job Craftyrn.
Linda

    Bookmark   July 6, 2006 at 3:37PM
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alison

Wow! I love the hot and cold ideas -- but the idea of blueberry wine has really got me going!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2006 at 4:18PM
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stacy3

Diane, waht a agreat package you put together - very thoughtful and representative of your area.

We actually got some dry blueberry wine last year when we werein the Finger Lakes - it is very very good. Light and refreshing.

Pauline, very nice description - enjoy all your 'stuff'!

Stacy

    Bookmark   July 6, 2006 at 5:12PM
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dlundin

Cool stuff! How is the blueberry wine? I'd love to try that cold pasta book. Must have some great recipes. Nice themes, Diane!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2006 at 8:58PM
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terri_pacnw

Very nice ...colors that's a great theme idea......

    Bookmark   July 7, 2006 at 12:51AM
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finally

Yumm! Cold pasta salad with blueberry wine! That will be a real treat on an upcoming too-too-hot for a Red-Hot-Mama to cook night!

Enjoy your wonderful treats!
~finally

    Bookmark   July 7, 2006 at 3:05AM
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Carol Schmertzler Siegel

Great theme and great gifts, Diane! Enjoy your goodies, Pauline!

Carol

    Bookmark   July 9, 2006 at 12:14PM
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