Bright & Breezy Spring Purse/Tote Exchange - SIGNUP CLOSED

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Hi everyone! It's time for another awesome Crochetville Purse/Tote swap!!! :cheer


The Bright & Breezy Spring Tote/Purse exchange will be a great chance to make bags with zippy spring colors, or even add some floral motifs for pizzazz! Think Spring!! (Even if it's still snowing outside! :hook )


The swap will start February 1st. Each person will send out one purse or tote bag to their partner to be RECEIVED by March 15th. Your partner's preferences will be emailed to you along with your partner's name on Feb 1st.



Here are the rules:


Rules - Please read them ALL


1. Please submit a survey (link listed above) if you want to participate in this exchange. I will send you a confirmation email, and your name will be added to the list of exchangers posted below.


2. It is not required that you answer all the questions on the survey (except for name, address, and C'ville nickname,and if you want a purse or tote bag), but it is a good way for your partner to know your other preferences, favorite color, allergies, etc. :hook Please complete the survey before sign ups close on January 28th.


3. Purse/Tote exchange assignments will be e-mailed to you on Feb 1st. Partners must receive their packages by March 15th, so please mail no later than March 5th to ensure exchanges are received by the deadline. Please email the exchange coordinator, Juli, at juliwyant[at] when you receive your exchange partner's information so that she knows you received it.


4. E-mail the coordinator, Juli at juliwyant[at] when you send and receive your purse/tote bag so that she can keep record of who sent and received.


8. Please thank your partner for her thoughtfulness when you receive your exchange item. It will make his or her day. Thank you’s can be posted on your blog or on the crochetville message board. Thank you's are REQUIRED!!


9. Make sure your postage and receiver’s address is correct before mailing. Mark your package with “Crochetville Purse/Tote Exchangeâ€. It is highly recommend to mail with delivery confirmation just in case the mail is delayed or lost.



11. If your partner does not receive a purse/tote from you by March 15th, C'ville administration may decide to exclude you from other group exchanges until it is received, or for a certain amount of time. There are exceptions due to certain circumstances. If for some reason you will be unable to fulfill your exchange commitment, please let me know ASAP -- this is VERY important -- so that I can make arrangements to reassign your partner. If your package will be sent late, please advise your partner and me ASAP.


12. Since we are an international group, everyone is more than welcome to participate, that means that your exchange partner may live across the world and packages may take longer to arrive. Keep this in mind when mailing items.


13. Most importantly – have fun! :yay:cheer


I have surveys from:



Alison (motherofallneedles)

Amber (galalto)

Anna (Lavelle26)

Annie (LuCee)

Becky (crazzycow)

Bonnie (BonnieCrochets)

Brandee (brandeekins)

Brenda (Chrome Kitty)

Carol (Carol L)

Cathey (emeraldmoon)

Celeste (Celestial Seasonings)

Cheryl (mason204)

Christina (shaelynnsmom)

Courtney (xmaystarx)

Deb (goldi316)

Deborah (whitedtu)

Donna (donnalynn2)

Elizabeth (Elizabeth)

Gina (GinaLaughed)

Ginny (airmedh)

Jacqueline (jaclim)

Jacque (Kayveryn)

Jenny (pinknightmare)

Jimmie (Jimmie Lu)

Joan (JCB)

Juli (craftimama)

Karla (TCsgirl)

Kathy Barkowski (nittany168)

Kathy Barber (losingmymind2)

Katherine (Shellbaby)

Kiki (Kiki)

Kim (ktornatola)

Lani (dhaunae)

Lene (Lene)

Leslie (katandia)

Lorrie (Lorrie)

Lynn S. (vigilant20)

Mary (sewmom)

Melanie (Mel)

Melissa (CatsCradleCreations)

Molly (jaksemom31)

Rachel (kad2mgd)

Rebecca (woolandflax)

Pamela (sewcrochet4fun)

Ruth (momofgmd)

Samantha (samio)

Sharon (sharoninseattle)

Sherri (sherri1)

Sue (smyz64)

Summer (southwind)

Tara (Tara)

Teresa C. (reecie)

Teresa (yarnlover66)

Therese Guzman (tguzman)

Theresa S (liberty)

Theresa Grant (Crochet Fanatic)

Tina (flybabytina)

Tracey (racerose)

Valerie (shelain22)

Vicki (mythunderbird)


**Purple means the exchange has been mailed. **

**Red means the exchange has been received.**




Completed Swaps:


Alison (motherofallneedles) - Melanie (mel)

Anna (lavelle24) - Annie Lou (LuCee)

Annie Lou (LuCee) - Gina (GinaLaughed)

Becky (crazzy cow) - Teresa Stimpert (liberty)

Bonnie (BonnieCrochets) - Jacqueline (jaclim)

Brandee (brandeekins) - Ruth (momofgod)

Brenda (Chrome Kitty) - Mary Anne (sewmom)

Carol (Carol L) - Courtney (xmaystarx)

Celeste (Celestial Seasonings) - Melissa (catscradlecreations)

Cathey (emeraldmoon) - Bonnie (BonnieCrochets)

Cheryl (mason204) - Tara (tara)

Christina (shaelynnsmom) - Rachel (kad2mgd)

Courtney (xmaystarx) - Brenda (Chrome Kitty)

Deb (goldi316) - Tina (flybabytina)

Deborah (whitedtu) - Teresa Kahler (yarnlover66)

Donna (donnalynn2) - Kathy B.(losingmymind2)

Elizabeth (Elizabeth) - Christina (shaelynnsmom)

Gina (GinaLaughed) - Summer (southwind)

Ginny (airmedh) - Cathey (emeraldmoon)

Jacque (kayveryn) - Molly (jakesmom31)

Jacqueline (jaclim) - Karla (tcsgirl)

Jenny (pinknightmare) - Valerie (shelain22) - assumed received

Jimmie Lu (Jimmie Lu) - Rebecca (woolandflax)

Joan (JCB) - Anna (lavelle24)

Juli (Craftimama) - Donna (donnylynn2)

Karla (tcsgirl) - Lorrie (Lorrie)

Katherine (shellbaby) - Elizabeth (Elizabeth)

Kathy Barber (losingmymind2) - Tracey (racerose)

Kathy Barkowski (nittany 168) - Samantha (samio)

Kiki (Kiki) - Kim (ktornatola)

Kim (ktornatola) - Brandee (brandeekins)

Lani (dhaunae) - Ginny (airmedh)

Lene (lene) - Joan (JCB)

Leslie (katandia) - Teresa Coker (reecie)

Lorrie (Lorrie) - Kiki (Kiki)

Mary Anne (sewmom) - Kathy Barkowski (nittany168)

Melanie (mel) - Alison (motherofallneedles)

Melissa (catscradlecreations) - Leslie (katandia)

Molly (jakesmom31) - Sherri (sherri1)

Rachel (kad2mgd) - Carol (Carol L)

Rebecca (woolandflax) - Juli (craftimama)

Ruth (momofgmd) - Sharon (sharoninseattle)

Samantha (samio) - Deborah (whitedtu)

Sharon (sharoninseattle) - Celeste (Celestial Seasonings)

Sherri (sherri1) - Becky (crazzy cow)

Sue (smyz64) - Therese Guzman (tguzman)

Summer (southwind) - Katherine (shellbaby)

Tara (tara) - Cheryl (mason204)

Teresa Coker - Lani (dhaunae)

Teresa Kahler (yarnlover66) - Jacque (keyveryn)

Teresa Stimpert (liberty) - Vicki (mythunderbird)

Theresa Grant (Crochet Fanatic) - Lene (lene)

Therese Guzman (tguzman) - Jimmie Lu (Jimmie Lu)

Tina (flybabytina) - Deb (goldi316)

Tracey (racerose) - Jenny (pinknightmare)

Vicki (mythunderbird) - Theresa Grant (Crochet Fanatic)

Wendy - Valerie (shelain22) - Sue (smyz64)



In the mail:



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:yay I am so excited about this! I've started the hat for that swap, so feel in control! Also have 3/4 joined the blue squares too together!

So, I've submitted the survey... and now back to the hat!

Oh to get my thinking cap on again, and look at my stash, give up and visit LYS!! :shop What a chore! LOL!


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Survey sent! I'm so excited. Winter purse swap was my first one, and it rocked!

Is it Feb 1st yet??? :cheer I don't know if I can wait that long!!!!! :eek I think I've become a swap-aholic, at least to the purses.

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I just completed mine! This is going to be fun. Now I just have to find a fun pattern!!

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Lynn, I'm a swap addict too. I've had to force myself to limit them this year because I'm waiting for my surgery date. I skipped the square a month and hat for that very reason, but I have ideas for a purse or tote that shouldn't take too long, and could even be done in a drug induced haze....who knows, might even look better, lol

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*does the can't wait for spring:hot dance* i love totes! making/using/having...totes totes! totes!!! yay! :flower:dance

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Let me finish up the hat swap real quick and I'll be filling out the survey too!! I adore making purses!!

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:clap:clap Just signed up... Can't wait. Almost finished with my hat swap... Just intime for this one.

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I made myself a button for this swap. If you like it you are certainly free to use it. Just save it to your own server please :)



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I filled out the survey... but I had a question. Do I need to know how to felt, because I've never done that before.... :think

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Hi Theresa! No, you don't need to know how to felt. :o) The purses for the exchange don't need to be felted.



hugs! Juli

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