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Title: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Dinobabe on October 20, 2011, 10:48:57 AM
1. Favorite Color:
2. Hobbies:  
3. Do you wear jewelry, what type (ex. rings, earrings, necklaces, also gold or silver) and size where appropriate:
4. One interesting fact about yourself:
5. Favorite Movie/Book:
6. One word to describe you:
7. Anything else you wish to include:
8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum:
9. Do you have an R/F pin?  
10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you)
11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.)
12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended?
13. Favorite Music:
14. Things I collect:
15. Briefly describe your character:

The sign-up deadline will be Monday, November 21st.  That way you can utilize the Thanksgiving holiday sales!  


RULES:
Please post the responses to the questionnaire here on the forum (and if you can think of anything else that would be helpful, please do add it!  We can never know TOO much...well, wait, I suppose we actually could...but you know what I mean ;)).  Then please pm me your forum name, real name, and mailing address.  You must pm me to be included in the exchange.

After I receive information for all participants I will make a random match list.  Each person will receive a name and provide a gift(s) based on the questionnaire.  If you DO NOT wish to be matched with a spouse, the person you had last year, etc. please let me know in your pm.

Deadline to mail gifts out will be December 14 (that is a Wednesday, so that people should have them in hand before whichever holiday they choose to celebrate.  Don't feel like you need to spend a small fortune!  As always, the minimum price is a stamp and an envelope.  In the past, people have received books, faire accessories, faire favors, CDs, DVDs, calendars, all kinds of beautiful hand made items...be creative!  

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE (I cannot say please enough on this one!!!), if you think there is a chance that you will not be able to afford to do this, do NOT sign up!  It is not fair to the person who is waiting for a gift to have their secret gift fairy back out at the last minute.  I *do* understand that sometimes unexpected situations happen after you have signed up...if that is the case, just let me know, and I will get your person rematched.  But if you are expecting to be a little short on dough this year, please do not sign up!  

And as always have fun!!! :D
Title: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Auryn on October 20, 2011, 10:59:29 AM
Allright I will go first so everyone else will jump in  ;D
Sorry for the lack of capitalization on some thimgs

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1. Favorite Color:Blue, silver and purples
2. Hobbies: sewing, leather working, cooking, reading fantasy novels, making costumes and props, soon to be tending my veggie garden too
3. Do you wear jewelry, what type (ex. rings, earrings, necklaces, also gold or silver) and size where appropriate: I wear all kind of jewelry- mostly silver but no yellow gold.
4. One interesting fact about yourself: I like listening to movies scores/soundtracks
5. Favorite Movie/Book: movies- the lord of the rings trilogies, labyrinth, never ending story, most disney movies, Constantine, Potter series and the like - Books: Terry Goodkinds Sword of truth seies, Lord of the Rings obviously, Potters etc
6. One word to describe you: Weird
7. Anything else you wish to include:
8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum: The closest would be Rani even though we've never met in person.
9. Do you have an R/F pin?  no
10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you): none that I know of but I'm not too fond of cinnamon- except for in snickerdoodles or apple cider in those cases its great.
11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.): lavender, jasmine, cotton flower
12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended? FLARF and BARF
13. Favorite Music: Celtic (Albannach, Enya, Loreena McKennit etc), movie soundtracks,
14. Things I collect: Vintage sewing accessories-manuals- and books, small figurines of elves, gnomes, gargoyles etc, masks (like for masked balls), vintage pieces like old milk cans, old door knobs, old glass bottles (or that at least look old), old cook books, old tools- for leather working and the old manual style drills etc., I also collect old science, geography, topography,chemistry books.
15. Briefly describe your character:
My ren character is a archer/forester by trade. Although she comes from upper middle class she'd much rather spend time in the woods than at court.
My steampunk character is part of an airship crew that trades in lightning. Tougher than most of the guys on the ship and has a skewed sense of proper dress when in port. Will mix a poofy sleeved shirt with leather pants and a face covered in soot.

If I think of anything else between now and the deadline Ill add it, or if someone else comes up with another good question to add
Title: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Auryn on October 20, 2011, 01:30:28 PM
I can do the card list no problem  ;D

Seriously the midwinter exchange and card exchange are one of the highlights of the year for me.
Title: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: dbaldock on October 20, 2011, 01:48:55 PM
I'd like to participate again this year.

Don't have a "highlight" gift like the RenBabes Calender this year, but I'll think of something...  ;)

Take Care,
David Baldock

EDIT: Adding my list for the 2011 MidWinter Gift Exchange -

1. Favorite Color:  Black, with Dark Purples and Dark Greens

2. Hobbies:  Photography, Reading - P.G. Wodehouse comedies, D ick Francis mysteries, British Sci-Fi stories, Walking for Exercise, Building / Repairing PC's for myself and friends

3. Do you wear jewelry, what type (ex. rings, earrings, necklaces, also gold or silver) and size where appropriate: 18.5" James Avery Silver Necklace with Cross

4. One interesting fact about yourself:  I'm an Anglophile and really enjoy reading and watching things about the British Isles and Republic of Ireland (and visiting, when I get a chance)

5. Favorite Movie/Book:  Practically any movies made by Cary Grant or Fred Astaire (I've got a lot of them), Any book written by P.G. Wodehouse (I've got a lot of them)

6. One word to describe you:  I'm a Geek (Electronics Technician working on the International Space Station program at NASA - Johnson Space Center)

7. Anything else you wish to include:  Dark Chocolate is a favorite food!  ;D

8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum:  I've met some of the people who attend Scarborough Faire, Sherwood Forest Faire, TRF, and MNRF

9. Do you have an R/F pin?  No

10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you)  No

11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.)  Something manly or Citrusy, but not Flowery

12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended?  Texas Renaissance Festival, Sherwood Forest Faire, Scarborough Faire, & have been to Minnesota Renaissance Festival several times

13. Favorite Music:  Traditional Celtic, some Modern Celtic, Ren Faire performers, Contemporary Christian, Big Band, Classical, Jazz (Traditional rather than Avant-garde)

14. Things I collect:  I'd like to say hugs from the ladies (but that's not easy to box up and put in the mail ;) ), so I'll say small percussion instruments like Egg Shakers, Bones, etc.

15. Briefly describe your character:  I haven't developed a specific character, but my garb is "middle class" consisting of pants, shirts, cloaks, and hats bought from House of Dra, and shoes from Catskill Mountain Moccasins.  I'm looking into getting some Pirate garb.

Title: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Evie McCann on October 20, 2011, 09:11:43 PM
Count me in again this year!! Had so much fun last year.  :)
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: amy on October 21, 2011, 09:10:51 AM
This looks fun!   Will YOU then assign us someone to whom we send the gift?  When will we know whether we get a man or a woman?   Do you PM us our secret person to spoil?  ( thank you... got the idea now!)


1. Favorite Color: gem tones: amethyst, saphire, emerald, onyx, topaz...  you get the idea
2. Hobbies:  Sewing, embroidery, baking, reading, napping. (not necessarily in that order)
3. Do you wear jewelry, what type (ex. rings, earrings, necklaces, also gold or silver) and size where appropriate: Yes! mostly silver or pearl beads.  earrings and rings( 4, 6 and 7).
4. One interesting fact about yourself: I love anthing that transports me away from real life
5. Favorite Movie/Book: Loving the Outlander series right now.  Love Fantasy fairytales, adventure and romance.   Don't love modern chick flick junk
6. One word to describe you: difficult!
7. Anything else you wish to include:I love love love practical stuff. pieces parts to be used in projects.  Up-cycleable stuff, feathers, bits and bobs
8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum: I know a few of the sewing board regulars, Cast and Friends of TNRF, KYRF and several at OHRF and CRF
9. Do you have an R/F pin?  alas no... had one...   Faire ate it.
10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you) nope!
11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.)  love earthy scents, amber, vanilla, food scents
12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended?  TNRF, ALRF, GARF, KYRF, OHRF and CRF
13. Favorite Music:Classical, folk and classic rock,  instrumental
14. Things I collect: nothing special, but seem so have a lot of kitchen gadgets.  I use them all!
15. Briefly describe your character:  I play a noble at most faires I attend,  Most know me for my Mother /Daughter antics with my daughter Sarah.  I sew for us both, I am not histoically accurate but I love fancy and over the top!

Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 21, 2011, 03:42:03 PM
Same as last year... sorry, but it WAS already there, right?  ;)  heheh


1. Favorite Color: Deep rusty orange and/or heathery green
2. Hobbies: Faire, crafting, jewelry design, sculpting stone, writing, traveling, garb collecting...
3. Do you wear jewelry?  Yes, necklaces, usually stone and/or brass beads (my skin doesn't treat silver well)...
4. One interesting fact about yourself: I have an entire visual artist's studio, including easel, watercolors, oils, pastels and acrylics, brushes and canvases, but I still don't know how to paint...
5. Favorite Movie/Book: The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara ( I know, I thought it was odd, also, but there you go...) and Silverlock by John Meyers Meyers...
6. One word to describe you: Intrepid...
7. Anything else you wish to include: My personal style is that of an Eclectic/Bohemian/Morrocan living in Tuscany, and I love things that have been hand made just for me...
8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum: Lots from the Texas Forums, mostly, and Blushing... and Luciana, although we haven't actually met in person.
9. Do you have an R/F pin?  Yes
10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you)  Fresh garlic (no, really...)
11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.) Pure botanical oils in citrus, cinnamon or very light floral (synthetics set off my allergies)
12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended? Norman Medieval Festival (home), Scarby and TRF
13. Favorite Music: Any Faire music...
14. Things I collect: Dictionaries (particularly foreign language translations), traditional Turkish tea glasses and coffee cups/saucers, Tarot decks and spell books...
15. Briefly describe your character: Wandering Gypsy storyteller, herbalist, palm, rune and Tarot reader... mystical, yet humorous, with a bit of mischief thrown in for good measure...  
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: HunterRose13 on October 21, 2011, 07:48:18 PM
1. Favorite Color:Black
2. Hobbies:Fishing, leather work, traditional archery, thrown weapons
3. Do you wear jewelry, what type (ex. rings, earrings, necklaces, also gold or silver) and size where appropriate:Necklace, bracelet
4. One interesting fact about yourself:I put a child in college and kindergarten this year
5. Favorite Movie/Book:Princess Bride
6. One word to describe you:Eclectic
7. Anything else you wish to include:
8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum:
9. Do you have an R/F pin?  NO lost mine.  Terrible sadness
10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you)Nope.
11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.)Leather, vanilla, earthy, pine
12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended?KCRF, STLRF, Muskogee
13. Favorite Music:Celtic-contempary and traditional
14. Things I collect:Friends
15. Briefly describe your character:Born on the Isle of Iona off the coast of Ireland, raised on the coast, eventually finding his way to Scotland.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Evie McCann on October 21, 2011, 11:08:00 PM
1. Favorite Color:
Hunter Green, Dark Blue, Cranberry Red, Pewter Gray, Black
2. Hobbies:
Sewing, Cooking
3. Do you wear jewelry, what type (ex. rings, earrings, necklaces, also gold or silver) and size where appropriate:
Yes. pearls and silver or gold
4. One interesting fact about yourself:
I have a brown belt in Isshinryu and a gray cat named "Ches" after the Cheshier cat in AIW.
5. Favorite Movie/Book:
Movies: Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Anything Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Spaghetti Westerns with Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Terence Hill, James Bond. Books: Nonfiction historical re: Henry VIII, any of his wives, any interesting characters of his or Elizabeth's court, James Bond.
6. One word to describe you:
Eclectic
7. Anything else you wish to include:
I love Italian food and coffee.
8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum:
no one
9. Do you have an R/F pin?
yes
10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you)
none
11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.)
kitchen spice smells, woodsy smells
12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended?
Scarby and occasionally TRF
13. Favorite Music:
Any of the Rat Pack, Gaelic Storm (and anyone who sounds like them), Contemporary Christian
14. Things I collect:
Spoons from different places (inherited from my g/mother), Cookbooks
15. Briefly describe your character:
character 1. merchant class
character 2. noble class
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Celtic Lady on October 23, 2011, 04:26:02 AM
I'm in again this year as well :)

1. Favorite Color: shades of green esp. dark greens, copper, earth tones

2. Hobbies: music, crafts, digital photography (beginner level), faire
 
3. Do you wear jewelry, what type (ex. rings, earrings, necklaces, also gold or silver) and size where appropriate: yes... rings (size 8.5), necklaces, earrings

4. One interesting fact about yourself: my second and third toes on both feet are somewhat "webbed"..... my dad's were as well and so are my son's. mine are more so than
than my dad's and my son's are more than mine.


5. Favorite Movie/Book: comedies, fantasy, Disney, some dramas

6. One word to describe you: quiet

7. Anything else you wish to include: Christmas is my favorite holiday, i love Arabian horses, i love hot cocoa and hot teas, i love being out in the country/woods enjoying nature, i enjoy the true finer things of life... family, friends, nature, and laughter

8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum: have met Sir Clisto, Lady Rosalind

9. Do you have an R/F pin?:  yes

10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you):no

11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.): cinnamon, apple, forest scents, earthy, spicy, clean, fresh..... not too big on heavy foral or vanilla scents.

12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended?: Des Moines and MIRF
 
13. Favorite Music: country, oldies, rock, celtic

14. Things I collect: recipes, breyer horses (mostly Arabians), snowglobes

15. Briefly describe your character: I don't really have one but if I did she'd be like me... gentle, quiet, sweet, down-to-earth, selling candles that she and her husband make.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: irish on October 24, 2011, 04:19:20 PM
1. Favorite Color: Greens/Blues
2. Hobbies: Sewing, faire, photography
3. Do you wear jewelry, what type (ex. rings, earrings, necklaces, also gold or silver) and size where appropriate: necklaces (Celtic design...22 inch)
4. One interesting fact about yourself: I have seen The Phantom of The Opera on stage, roughly 27 times... ::)
5. Favorite Movie/Book: Anything Renaissance related
6. One word to describe you: Impish/ shy..lol!
7. Anything else you wish to include:
8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum: Lady Amy of York, Ozium, Xantrawler, Sir Douglas of Waterbury
9. Do you have an R/F pin? yes
10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you) no sugary things
11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.) Musk, Woodsy, Earthy
12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended? Sterling!!!  ;D
13. Favorite Music: anything but rap.... :-X
14. Things I collect: Phantom of The Opera music boxes or anything related to the play, not the movie.
15. Briefly describe your character:  :P
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Lady Rowena Everclear on November 03, 2011, 07:08:17 PM
Ooooo I'm so excited!


1. Favorite Color: Purple/Black/Red/Green
2. Hobbies: Reading, cosplay/costuming (I can't sew but I do build costumes from existing pieces), writing, charity fundraising, photography.
3. Do you wear jewelry, what type (ex. rings, earrings, necklaces, also gold or silver) and size where appropriate: I wear rings mostly. Size 11. And some gypsy-like jewelry. Coin belts/bracelets, etc.
4. One interesting fact about yourself: I can't cook, but I can bake.
5. Favorite Movie/Book: I can't put a finger on specifics but genres wise I like romantic comedies, fantasy, drama, musicals. LOVE musicals. I like books by Phillipa Gregory (I have most of the Tudors Series), Yasmine Galenorn, Lyndsay Sands. And I have been getting more into history lately, specifically surrounding the Tudor era, Anne Boleyn, and the Elizabethan era.
6. One word to describe you: Strange.
7. Anything else you wish to include: I have an iPhone. And I am addicted to it. >.<
8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum: Just about anyone from Ohio and Kentucky. And a smattering of people from Tennessee.
9. Do you have an R/F pin?: Yup!
10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you): Nope!
11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.): Sandalwood, patchouli, lavendar, rose, indigo, gardenia.
12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended?: KHRF, ORF
13. Favorite Music: Musical soundtracks, pop, metal, faire music, celtic.
14. Things I collect: Wigs, daggers, faire shot glasses, gothic novelties, foreign coins, faeries.
15. Briefly describe your character: She's a wandering pirate . . . known to many, affiliated with none. Wears a collection of her travels in the form of the many necklaces she has. For as known as she is, her past is mostly a mystery. The most anyone knows is that she was born into wealth and privilege, but gave it up to be free.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: WindChime on November 09, 2011, 09:57:53 PM
1. Favorite Color: Autumn colors. Copper, greens, black, silver and purple
2. Hobbies: cooking, baking, sewing, crafting, anything artsy
3. Do you wear jewelry, what type (ex. rings, earrings, necklaces, also gold or silver) and size where appropriate: I don't really wear much jewelry other then my earrings and I can only wear sterling silver due to my nickle allergy
4. One interesting fact about yourself: I'm very shy when not at faire
5. Favorite Movie/Book: Fave movie is Halloween the 1978 version, the Rob Zombie remake was alright but I like the original. Fave book is most of Stephen Kings early novels
6. One word to describe you: Quirky
7. Anything else you wish to include:
8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum: Mostly the ones from KHRF, ORF and a few from TNRF & Michigan
9. Do you have an R/F pin?  Yes!
10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you) Not really, my allergies are foods in the raw form once cooked I'm all good
11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.) I love the smell of vanilla & apples-n-cinnamon
12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended? ORF is my home, KHRF is my second home and I have gone to the Ashville,OH Viking Fest and a few weekend shows
13. Favorite Music: old school "goth" , celtic, 70s bands, pretty much anything but new country ( give me Hank Williams & Dolly Parton ) & rap
14. Things I collect:faeries, dragons, bears & bells
15. Briefly describe your character: Mostly a gypsy, I use to have a 60+ pound belt of brass bells I wore but I had to ive it up for medical reasons. Now I just love to create pretties for others to buy or get as a gift from me.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on November 20, 2011, 06:12:34 PM
Ooh I haven't done this in a couple of years but it's so much fun!!

1. Favorite Color: Blue!!! followed by purple and green
2. Hobbies:  Crafting- I'm a sewing ninja, comic books, D&D, anything nerdy really
3. Do you wear jewelry, what type (ex. rings, earrings, necklaces, also gold or silver) and size where appropriate: I love jewelry - I prefer silver. Any kind. As for rings, size 8 please. ;D
4. One interesting fact about yourself: My costumes have won multiple awards
5. Favorite Movie/Book: Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Book: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
6. One word to describe you: Awesome (no really! Ask my friends!)
7. Anything else you wish to include: I really love to draw and sew.
8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum: Pretty much all from TN, KY, OH, and now I know a lot in FL and TX ^_^
9. Do you have an R/F pin? Several!  
10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you) Vegetarian
11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.) Gardenia, lavendar, and fruits
12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended? TNRF, KYHRF, ORF and sometimes TRF
13. Favorite Music: Anything but country. Seriously.
14. Things I collect: Doctor Who and Firefly stuff!
15. Briefly describe your character: Captain Faye Cutler. Pirate, wench, and pretty much great friend.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Kymberleigh on November 20, 2011, 07:10:24 PM
1. Favorite Color: Blues, purples, dark reds
2. Hobbies:  Sewing, baking, misc crafts, reading (fantasy and scifi mostly)
3. Do you wear jewelry, what type (ex. rings, earrings, necklaces, also gold or silver) and size where appropriate: Not a fan of rings, and I don't have pierced ears, but I love pendants and charms, silver preferred
4. One interesting fact about yourself: I've gotten a minimum of 5 people addicted to faire just by inviting them along *insert evil laughter here*
5. Favorite Movie/Book: Movie: Star Wars (original trilogy), Stardust, anything Mel Brooks, Iron Man, Lion King, Favorite book changes by the day
6. One word to describe you: Introverted
7. Anything else you wish to include:  I like to listen to people talk, and that carries over to the internet as major lurking with little actual posting
8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum: No one
9. Do you have an R/F pin?  No
10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you) None that I know of, though a great dislike of walnuts
11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.) ylang-ylang, lilac, citrus, clean laundry
12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended? Great Lakes Medieval Faire,  Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire
13. Favorite Music: Celtic, Blackmore's Night, Bawdy Faire music, Oldies (60' & 70's), Historically accurate and inaccurate Renaissance music, sea shanties,
14. Things I collect: fabric, celtic knotwork, pouches, misc trinkets
15. Briefly describe your character: No character as of yet, I just like making garb
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Dinobabe on November 21, 2011, 03:41:16 PM
Would the following please send me your name and address to be included in the exchange.  I already have your questionnaire.  Thanks! ;D

Auryn
Irish
Evie
Amy
HunterRose13
CapnFayeCutler
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Dinobabe on November 21, 2011, 03:46:48 PM
Forgot my list! ;D

1. Favorite Color: Inferno Orange Metallic, but my garb is natural deep colors and my noble is ecrue and deep green with blue, green, and gold accents
2. Hobbies:  baking, sewing, crafting, knitting, Civil War or pirate reenacting, recently started quilting
3. Do you wear jewelry, what type (ex. rings, earrings, necklaces, also gold or silver) and size where appropriate: not really
4. One interesting fact about yourself: I LOVE making pies don't like to eat them!
5. Favorite Movie/Book: Lion King/Yankee Pasha
6. One word to describe you: eclectic
7. Anything else you wish to include: I love making novelty cakes
8. Those who know me IRL and on the Forum:
9. Do you have an R/F pin?  Yes!
10. Allergies?? (in case someone bakes for you) No, but I don't like cinnamon
11. Favorite scents? (in case someone gets you candles, incense, etc.) natural, earthy, subtle
12. Home faire and other faires regularly attended? Bristol, TNRF
13. Favorite Music: Anything but Rap, gotten into bellydance music recently
14. Things I collect: Lion King memorabilia, fossils, rocks, fabric Wink
15. Briefly describe your character: Pirate, noble, explorer, adventurer, artistic, creative
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Dinobabe on November 22, 2011, 03:28:37 PM
OK!  The giftees have been sent out.  Everyone has a giftee and all people were gifted. ;D  Check your PM's.
Don't forget to put those gifts in the mail by Dec 14.
Good luck and have fun! ;)
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: irish on December 09, 2011, 09:11:10 PM
mine went out today! :)
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Lady Rowena Everclear on December 13, 2011, 02:03:23 AM
Sending mine out tomorrow hopefully!


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I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=39.193909,-83.627936
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Celtic Lady on December 15, 2011, 02:38:32 AM
Mine will be going out today (12/15/11). I was waiting for one more item to be finished and now that it is it'll be mailed out after work.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: amy on December 15, 2011, 12:05:16 PM
Mine will be finished tonight and will go out Friday UPS!  HO HO HO!
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Auryn on December 15, 2011, 12:15:27 PM
im really bad too, I am hoping mine goes out tomorrow or saturday morning priority mail.
hopefully I can get it finished tonight
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: dbaldock on December 15, 2011, 12:39:37 PM
Mine is partially on its way (when the card arrives, you'll understand...  ;) )


As a note for whoever is sending a gift to me --- I'll be heading out of town early next Wednesday morning.  If it arrives after that via the Post Office, they will be holding my mail until I get back the following Tuesday.  If it's being sent via UPS, hopefully it will arrive by Tuesday.  If you don't think it will, please wait and ship it on the 23rd, so it will be delivered after I'm back home.  Thanks!

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: WindChime on December 15, 2011, 09:46:21 PM
I sent my package out today and hope the person getting it will enjoy it very much.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Rani Zemirah on December 15, 2011, 11:54:05 PM
I believe I may have been the first to receive my package, and all I can say is... Irish, you totally ROCK!!!  I LOVE everything, and it's all such FUN stuff!!!  The most awesome darkfaerie greeting cards from Amy Brown (and as a representative of DarkFaerie Subculture Magazine, can I just say...fabulous!!!), featuring her Web Dreams collection of Faeries, with the really cool picture frame tin... and another matching tin from Brian Froud, with the coolest little Oddly Familiar Gnome on them!!!  Next, a bottle of scent that mixes all of the fragrance elements I listed into a wonderfully subtle spice that is light yet compelling, at the same time!  Then I got to unwrap the most gorgeous beaded bangle bracelet I've ever worn, and it feels, looks AND sounds wonderful!!!  Finally, there is a divinely dramatic ornament in lovely shades of topaz and gold, and once it's done hanging on our tree this year, it will hang in my window to catch and refract the light into tawny golden shafts that dance around my room!!!  How exciting to receive so many fun things all in one box!!!  Thank you so very much for taking the time to choose things that so nicely compliment who I am!!!  I love them all!!!  ;D  



I, unfortunately, am not finished with the gifts I am sending, either... but I, also, hope to have them sent out by this Saturday!  
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Dinobabe on December 19, 2011, 08:38:56 AM
If you received your gift please make sure to post here so your gifter knows you received it (and because we want to know what you got!). ;D
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: WindChime on December 19, 2011, 06:42:11 PM
I got mine today and would like to thank Evie McCann.
I recieved a bag of chocolate covered cookies ( which I haven't tried yet )
chocolate mint cocoa ( which taste as good as it smells )
a apple cider candle that crackles as it burns and smells wonderful
and a very cute Phat head princess yarn doll keychain.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: HunterRose13 on December 19, 2011, 07:40:18 PM
The prodigal daughter was kind enough to put mine in the post today and it should arrive in a couple of days.  Whew! 
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Dinobabe on December 20, 2011, 08:42:15 AM
Thank you Windchime!!!!  The fuzzy socks will be worn out quickly from all of the use they will get and the agate windchime is perfect for me as I am a geologist! ;D
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: irish on December 20, 2011, 11:05:21 AM
Rani.....
I am so glad you liked everything! The lady who made the scent, is a liscened (sic) organic herbalist. I lost her card, darnit!
I hope you have a fantastic holiday!!  :D
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Rani Zemirah on December 20, 2011, 06:36:03 PM
I love everything!!!  It's all so fun, and the scent is just perfect!  Not at all heavy, and with just the right touch of spice...  I can't wait to send some of these cards, also, and it's fun to have cards that I can send for holidays that aren't traditionally though of for sending cards!  I rather enjoy being non-traditional sometimes...  :D  

Oh... and the ornament is on our tree, and the bracelet is on my wrist! 
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: WindChime on December 20, 2011, 07:56:11 PM
Dinobabe I'm really glad you liked everything.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: dbaldock on December 20, 2011, 08:15:40 PM
Mine is partially on its way (when the card arrives, you'll understand...  ;) )


As a note for whoever is sending a gift to me --- I'll be heading out of town early next Wednesday morning.  If it arrives after that via the Post Office, they will be holding my mail until I get back the following Tuesday.  If it's being sent via UPS, hopefully it will arrive by Tuesday.  If you don't think it will, please wait and ship it on the 23rd, so it will be delivered after I'm back home.  Thanks!

Take Care,
David Baldock

Well, the gift for me wasn't in my mailbox today, so I'll get it when I pick up my mail at the Post Office next Tuesday.

If it wasn't sent via the Post Office, I hope it doesn't get returned to you, since I won't be here to receive any delivery attempts until next Tuesday.

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Celtic Lady on December 20, 2011, 10:27:19 PM
David, got the card yesterday and I cannot wait to see what my gift will look like. I'm very excited about it. Thank you  :)
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on December 20, 2011, 10:53:31 PM
Mine will be going out this week! So sorry it's late I'm just trying to get it finished!
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Lady Rowena Everclear on December 22, 2011, 02:51:53 AM
At first I thought I wouldn't get anything today, but my mail lady stopped me at work today and said she accidentally left behind a package that was for me! And I must say a big thank you to Hunter Rose! I've always wanted a Musical Blades CD and now I can listen to them. And I always wanted a parasol to take to faire but if I can't strap something to my belt I don't take it - and now I have a parasol holder to put one in. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You've made my Christmas very merry! :)
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Rani Zemirah on December 22, 2011, 03:53:13 AM
I've had a rather serious setback...  Not sure if any of you have seen the posts in other threads, but I injured my back a few days ago, and have spent most of my time since then mostly horizontal, and in a fog of pain killers.  It's getting better now, though, so I can work on my project once again.  I hope to have it finished very soon!  I'm very sorry for this delay...  :(
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: HunterRose13 on December 22, 2011, 08:36:40 AM
At first I thought I wouldn't get anything today, but my mail lady stopped me at work today and said she accidentally left behind a package that was for me! And I must say a big thank you to Hunter Rose! I've always wanted a Musical Blades CD and now I can listen to them. And I always wanted a parasol to take to faire but if I can't strap something to my belt I don't take it - and now I have a parasol holder to put one in. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You've made my Christmas very merry! :)

You are most welcome Lady Everclear.  ;D I was most fortunate to see Musical Blades at a local pub and I was waiting to send the package until I could pick up the CD.  The parasol holder is my own handy work so if you should ever have issue with it just let me know and I can repair or replace if needed.  I do hope the color is ok as I was straining to make out the color of your belt in your profile photo.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Auryn on December 22, 2011, 09:23:04 AM
I need to apologize
my gift hasn't gone out yet- its a total mess around here.
Hopefully my giftee won't be too upset.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Dinobabe on December 22, 2011, 10:20:19 AM
I should add that in addition to the posts I have received a few PM's about late gifts.  So please don't worry!  It looks like everyone intends to send a gift.  Sometimes real life just insists on making things difficult! ;D
And if the gifter wishes to contact the giftee about a late gift please do!  No harm in it. ;)
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: irish on December 22, 2011, 12:33:35 PM
:D!!!!
My gift, came yesterday....
Thank you Amy J.!!!
The green plaid kitchen towels, are going to be used as part of our Christmas table scape.
My key ring broke, and what did I find....a 4~leaf clover one! Ty for the added luck!
:)
I will dance down the road to the CDs. I always crank my Ren. music up, for all to enjoy.....lol!! ;)
The Tam....OMG! I so love it! I bought one last year and not happy with it, so I was going to make one this year, for Celtic Weekend. It is perfect!
I hope you and yours, have a fantastic Christmas!!!

Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Celtic Lady on December 22, 2011, 06:59:01 PM
David, thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful necklace. It's so beautiful... Rani did a wonderful job on it. I just love it. I'll post a pic of it soon.

Rani, thank you so much for making the necklace. It's beautiful. Thank you for the ornament that you made as well. It looks lovely on my tree.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Rani Zemirah on December 23, 2011, 12:00:21 AM
I'm so glad you like them!  I really enjoyed making them for you!  It would be wonderful to have photos because I forgot (in my rush to get them sent out) to take some for my portfolio...    :-[  lol
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: amy on December 23, 2011, 10:13:23 AM
Well Irish I am tickled that I did well for you!  I know you love all things plaid so I did my best in blue and green!  I hope the tam is comfy and fits and you choose something extra special to pin on it!   My very best to you and yours this Christmas!

P.S. Please be sure to let me know how those discs play.   Sometimes when I burn them they don't "take" very well.   I can easily replace as needed.  And if anyone else wants a set, let me know!!!
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Evie McCann on December 27, 2011, 10:21:03 PM
Goody!
 Thanks so much for my package. Everything in it is being enjoyed. My cat loves his toy and we've had alot of fun watching him play with it. The beads I'll be using for an upcoming piece of garb. The bodkin and retractable tape measure I really needed (I broke my bodkin recently and I'm always losing my tape measure). The peppermint patty was enjoyed immediately(yumm). Oh, and the scrunchie has been alot of fun around here. My youngest son (who looks like John Lennon) put his hair up in it, a few minutes later my husband walks through and flips out because (for a moment) he thought my son was a girl. Now I get to wear it. Thanks again, it's been loads of fun.

Windchime, I do hope you enjoy your gifts. I have a small version of the candle and I love the way it crackles when it burns. I thought the fairy keychain was fun. My kids are getting those as well (from another family member). The cookies are peanut butter and Ritz dipped in chocolate. One of my family's favorites and the cocoa is homemade with peppermint, another family fave. Enjoy!!
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: WindChime on December 27, 2011, 10:41:35 PM
I loved the cookies. I am a big chocolate & peanut butter fan. I am also enjoying the cocoa along with my mom. My 2 year old niece thinks the key chain is hers. Thank you again for all the great gifts.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Dinobabe on December 28, 2011, 09:43:12 AM
I hope everyone has received a gift by now.  I know real life interviewed quite a bit this year and prevented gifts being sent by the deadline.  No big deal, it happens!
Please post if you have not received a gift yet. 
Please post if you have received your gift.  We want to know what you got! ;D
I hope everyone enjoyed the exchange as much as I did!  Till next year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: dbaldock on December 28, 2011, 10:34:10 AM
Ended up waiting and going to the Post Office this morning.

The box from Lady Everclear was there, along with my other held mail.

Opening the individually wrapped gifts that were in the box right now...

1st - A nice Holiday Card and note about the gifts.

2nd - Irish/Bluegrass music by Cloigheann (http://www.cloigheann.com/), and Ren Fest music by (Facebook) Drunk & Sailor (https://www.facebook.com/drunknsailor) and (Facebook) Misplaced Laces (https://www.facebook.com/MisplacedLaces)

3rd - Dove Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate Promises!

4th - Queen Anne Dark Chocolate Cordial Cherries!

5th - Ferrara Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans!


Thanks SO much --- I think I'm in Love!!!   ;)   :D

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: amy on December 28, 2011, 11:28:49 AM
Oh Joy!  Oh Bliss!  It was like being a kid again!   How much fun to open a package and think that you have no earthly idea what it could be and almost know nothing about from where it came.  So thank you Celtic Lady for the warm heart you sent with your package.   It started out with tears ... which is not necessarily bad when it was from a lovely poem/story beautifully printed as a keepsake about Santa's prayer as he redied for this big night.   What a beautiful reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.   That was gift enough.. But underneath that was 6 of the most amazing scented candle jars!  SCRUMPTIOUS!   and all scents I will love.  I mean how do you top a cheesecake candle!!  Then a lovely pewter snowflake ornament and what may have looked like a gift card to JoAnnes... but for me it was the treasure of picking the just perfect.... something.... to make something absolutly special.  so maybe it is some silver buttons, or maybe  yards of venise lace?  Who knows -  that is the mystery.    thank you so very very much for your thoughtfulness and for making me feel so special.     
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Lady Rowena Everclear on December 28, 2011, 12:55:37 PM
I knew you'd really enjoy the dark chocolates and I was crossing my fingers that Drunk & Sailor or Misplaced Laces hadn't made their way down there yet. My goal was to send something you hadn't listened to yet. But I'm especially glad the package arrived at all!
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Kymberleigh on December 28, 2011, 07:09:22 PM
Dinobabe,
Thank you so much for the package!  The pouch will definitely get much use, the jewellery is really nice and the embroidered handkerchief is very pretty.  Thank you again!
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Dinobabe on December 28, 2011, 09:02:40 PM
I'm so glad you like it and I hope the pouch colors go well with your garb.  Remember, it's reversible!! ;D
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Celtic Lady on December 28, 2011, 10:55:12 PM
Amy, I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. The Santa's Prayer on Christmas Eve is a great reminder of what it's all about.
At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do but after reading that you like earthy and food scents my quest became much easier :). I can't remember if I included a Chocolate Cake and/or a Mint Chocolate candle. They are both delicious. My mouth waters when we are making them.
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: amy on December 30, 2011, 01:40:08 PM
YOU MADE THEM!???!    Holy smoke!  makes it even that much better!  I had no idea they were handmade!  They are beautiful and Yes,  Mint Chocolate Chip was included and was the first one we lit!  We thought that would be a good Christmas smell.   You have a real talent there M'Lady!
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: Dinobabe on January 03, 2012, 12:43:57 PM
OK, I think that everybody has received a gift (I hope so!).

I had a great time with the exchange this year, even with the real life delays.  Just goes to show that nothing can keep a Rennie down!  Looking forward to next year! ;D
Title: Re: MidWinter Exchange 2011
Post by: HunterRose13 on January 23, 2012, 07:36:52 PM
Hey wait!!!!!  I need to give a proper thank you to Auryn!

The key chain is incredible and I am sure it will start lots of chatter around the office tomorrow, the cookies are wonderful and are now hidden to keep me from eating them all tonight, and the music will help pass the drive to the office in the morning.

Thank you once again!