Tuesday, June 6, 2006

The Hook Up!

Today I came home from work and there was a package waiting for me.. I tore into it (before taking a pix) then found some yummily wrapped parts that (I thought I should) photograph before tearing into them. Then promptly after snapping this pix I tore open the smaller packages and Look what I found.... It was my prize for the contest on Keri's new blog. I just left a comment and she picked at random using her smart program thingy. Sorry no tech terms. But ask keri, she's super smart!
yes yes it's my booty all MINE!

there was some chocolate. Keri, how did you know I was totally craving CHOCOLATE today? Thanks it couldn't have come at a better time. There also is some tea. They are cleverly packaged and I can't wait to drink some. My tea collection is growing and I'm loving it! And of course the stars of the show the Koigu... Thank you so much. I can not express that enough! I almost never win contests. So that totally made my day!

also this past week (I forgot to post about it) I received a sock bag from Trek. Now this wasn't out of the blue either, we traded. I made her some candles (orange vanilla in scent) an she sent me a bag she made it's beautiful! If you want to trade with her she's always willing, go talk with her! She's the best!

Unfortunately I am in a sock knitting RUT. As in I don't want to do it at all right now. What is up with that??? I think part of it has to do with sockapaloooza. don't get me wrong I love knitting socks and I have 1/2 a pair waiting for me to make it's mate. I'm just not motivated for it right now. part of the fun of sockapalooza is knitting the socks the other part is seeing them love the socks you made for them. ya know a shout out on their blog. Should I just be happy that she emailed me to say thank you? I did get an email from my pal saying she got the socks. I guess I shouldn't be down about it. Though I'm not sure if she liked all the goodies I sent along, or if she really enjoyed the socks. It makes a gal not want to join another swap. Now I've had other problems with other swaps. There was one for c-ville that we were supposed to send wool to our pals and my pal had some problem so she sent some of the package and promised to send the rest later when it got to her. (yeah you can guess where that's going) Then there was another swap with another blogger. We were supposed to get things from the countries we were living in to swap and I sent mine and NEVER got anything. I even emailed her and told her I was moving and excited to get the package. I never heard from her again, she doesn't blog anymore. I just chalked it off to a GREAT RAOK. now I'm just saying all of this not to be mean to those people, just to say hey sometimes I get let down at the end of the swaps, am I the only one?? There's good too, the 2 secret pals I joined were wonderful! I still read their blogs and try to keep in touch with them, so those were GREAT exchanges.The monthly G-square exchange I'm a part of is wonderful also. The unloved sock yarn swap was great too! So not all swaps are bad is what I come to. but still I think I may stay away from the BIG ones for a while. Of course the RAOK web-ring is always great I'm always trying to leave comments or send notes to other bloggers. I have some small things I send also so that's fun. But RAOK isn't a swap it's giving so it should really be in this category. . Ok so now I'm going to freak and wonder if I make my swapper (the person who sent me things) feel good about what they send me. I love everything and I try to post about it and link to their blog if the have one. so what does one do to make your swapper feel good? I also try and send a thank you email or note via snail mail. What do you do? What's the NORM? so chime in LMK!

ok I'm done rambling....

7 comments:

Sarah said...

I got the same bags.

trek said...

So glad you like your bag - can't wait for the candles!

kmckiernan said...

Yea! I'm so happy you enjoyed your package! =)

Christy said...

I definitely have the swap downers! I did two secret pals (the first one was the one where I was your SP). On both of them the people that had me never sent anything! BOTH OF THEM! AARGH! Angels never got around to sending anything, either. I was seriously bummed and will never do a SP again (even though I loved getting to know the people I sent stuff too and I seriously enjoyed shopping for them). Now I just put that same amount of energy into being my own SP!

Shelley said...

I've never joined in a swap or sp exchange, so I can't comment on those. I would feel really disappointed as well if I never received anything.

Karla said...

As a swapper, I always enjoy reading a shout out on the recipients blog that they received it. A few nice words about what they received is also nice. I mean even if we receive something we can't really use or oh my goodness don't like, can't we still find something nice to say about it? Someone went to the trouble to put together a package and we can always hope that people will put forth their best efforts (though in reality that is not always the case). So I say people should say something nice when they receive something in the mail whether it be a RAOK, a swap package, or even just a postcard. A personal note is fine or an email and definitely a shout out on their blog.

I'm sorry you had some bad swaps. That's never fun. :(

Catherine Kerth said...

i love trek's bags! they are really neat... she is fun to trade with :) and keri sent me a little something too, with tea! i was so happy when i saw that you won here contest! yea! sock knitting rut? could it really be =-O... i am betting it won't last long!