Mail Time!


I got my Swap Package!!!, originally uploaded by Craftydiddl.

On Tuesday i got my package from the Hotpads and Potholders swap I joined back in April!
I got some great stuff-only one had a name of who it was from the rest are all a mystery 🙂 They are all cotton because that is what i sent. The patterns are really neat-gives me ideas 🙂
It was a fun swap and one i would do again 🙂

Things are pretty quiet around here. Still knitting and crocheting when i can. I am hoping to finish something up this weekend if not i will make up for it with pictures of Peyton who we will be seeing tomorrow. Babies are usually cuter than knitting anyway 🙂

Easter Eggs and a Swap

Easter Eggs and a Swap, originally uploaded by Craftydiddl.

(click on pic to see bigger)

I’m a day late-i so meant to post yesterday but i got carried away with something i was working on-Will show you tomorrrow!!!

So Sorry all the pictures are in a jumble, i can’t figure out how to put them in order.

So we had to move egg dying day from today to yesterday because hubby got the day off yesterday but not today. Which acutally worked out because that means i have today free to do all my baking.

So i boiled all the eggs, got the table all set up and that took about and hour. Called the up the boys to let them know we were ready and about 15 mins later we were done. But Little man loved it and it mainly went so fast because he was just dunking one egg after the other. He didnt really get into the sponging or writing on the eggs with the wax crayons but i understand-dunking eggs one after the other is much more fun.
The colors were okay this year. For some reason pink never works, and we had 2 blues one worked aewsome and you will notice it got used alot and the other one barely worked at all. i think next year we will use liquid dyes instead.
But all that didn’t matter-fun was had by all. Hubby made his few artistic ones, i made silly ones and Little man dunked and he still wants to puts stickers on his so he will do that today.

So i told you i had some goodies to share yesterday and i do. I did a Ravelery swap that they had on the Penpals group and if you look up there inbetween all those egg pictures-there is one with some yarn, stickers, super cute owl notecards and notepaper, needle tip covers, those coils that hold your needles together and a little kids craft notepad. It was a wonderful package and made my day when i got it. Thank You so Much Jen!!

Well i hope you are all enjoying your Saturday!! Some Easter-y stuff tomorrow!!

Joanna!! and really bad pics :(

First of all excuse the pics-m camera has totally given up, i can’t squeeze anything out of it.  had to use hubby’s laptop camera.

Gosh where do i start.
So about a month ago i mentioned Shrinky Dinks. New friend and fellow blogger, Joanna, said they don’t have those in Poland. OH the Shame!!!! so i asked her if she would be interested in some. She was very happy for the offer and said Yes! we would do a swap.
So the shopping and Fun started. i forgot to take a picture of my pakage but i sent her some goodies, Shrinky Dink being one of them. Can’t tell the rest because she hasn’t gotten her package yet.
BUT TODAY I GOT MINE!! What a wonderful surprise! And She SPOILED ME!!!!

Wrapped up in cool retro paper!


Was all this!!

Presents from Joanna, originally uploaded by Craftydiddl.

(ETA: click on the pick to go to flickr and see the notes on the items, since the pic does not show it all clearly)

I love all my goodies, i can’t wait to start knitting with the yarn and i have a petal bath planned for this weekend. But the best is yet to come! What? There is better than that? And there is. Joanna is an artist. (Buy here & see on her blog) I have been reading about her work and progress since she started posting about it and have fallen in love with her work. (Can you guess where this is going?) She made a picture just for me!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I LOVE IT!!!!!


It’s called “Knitting Girl” for me a knitting girl 🙂 The other thing i like is the sheet music she used. i’m a big fan of classical music and i used to play the Violin when i was in school. So it combines 2 things in my life! Go buy some of her art-before i buy it all 🙂

Thank You so much Joanna!!! I love everything and i hope that United States Mail will get my package to you quickly!!!

ETA 2: progress on vest.