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Just thought I'd start this thread off . . . we're in the chatroom now, come join the party!
what I did was enter through green dragon's chatroom (which worked perfectly fine, for some reason) and then switch channels to HE. Maybe you can try that...?
JPB fixed the graphic for us . .. I love it when it says "There are lots of users in the chatroom!"
Here are my gifts from Cat! Cool chain mail earrings, a beautiful embroidered quote, and an awesome card! She is so talented! Thank you, Cat! Merry Christmas!
Can you see a theme?
#5: Love it -- all of it! (Does the inside of the card say "Anybody want a peanut?")
#7 -- LOL!
What a party! Dobby is cleaning up wrapping paper and cookie crumbs in the chatroom as we speak/type!
The party is over and a great time was had by all! If you couldn't make it, this is the thread to play catch up on.
I got homemade fudge, Toblerone, Berry tea and a nifty cheese cutting board. I'll try to post a picture in a bit.
Cat, I had you! As you know, I'm still working on your gift, but it's coming eventually!
and I forgot to include my name in my present for my giftee, so Mandy, I had you.
I got Alloy of Law , a very pretty card, and cool book magnets :D Thanks LadyN!! I'll post up the pic in a second
JugglingPaynes, I had you! Hope you like your present!
Thanks everyone for a great party! Katielisim sent me delicious cookies and a year's supply of Burt's Bees lip balm! mwahhh!
Here are my gifts from Kerian, who couldn't make the chat/party. Thank you so much! I love it all. The pretzels are delicious. Clockwork Prince will be tempting me away from studying class texts until Tuesday when I'm done with finals, lol. You might need to teach me how to use the beautiful Hunger Games jewelry though *blushes
Everything looks so cool! I'm sorry I missed the party.
Compski was my secret Santa, and as soon as I'm rightfully woken up from a much needed nap, I'll have a picture to share! Thank you, Compski! :)
Glad you like it! Hope you manage good studying time still. ;) The jewelry piece is a type of bookmark. Just lay it in the spine between the pages of book. :)
Ah! That makes so much sense! I kept moving it about trying to figure it out. Silly me. Love it! No more tearing off paper corners ;P
Sorry to have missed the exchange, I hope you all had fun! Some very cool gifts again this year I see! I've just got home and opened my gift, and I'm thrilled! My elf was JP, and she has sent me a beautiful silvery scarf (I LOVE SCARVES!!) and.....my very own.....WAND!!!! It is so beautiful, I just love it. I'm going to take a pic right now and try to get it on here.
#12 -You're very welcome, I hope you like them and you hadn't already got the book!
Happy Christmas all!!!
#17 > Nope, haven't gotten it! I only buy books in the summer, that way I won't get distracted during the school year and read more than study (it's an effort in vain but I tried xD). Also, the Avatar cookies were what I was munching on earlier :D
Yay! It's so nice to see everyone's gifts arrived at their new homes :-)
I tried to edit my picture above to say that the wand made by JP will have to be looked after by the pygmy puff PollyAnna made me for the 2009 exchange. For some reason the added text won't show.
Well, I tried to be in the chatroom. I had multiple personalities today. So I had ejj, and I did get to "see" her open a little bit before being kicked off again (and for the last time since I could never get back on).
PollyAnna was my Elfster, and gave me such wonderful gifts! I got the package an hour after the party, so I immediately opened it. Let's see if I can give a play-by-play.
So first I opened the box to see the lovely presents. I love to see the wrapping paper and bags.
Next I opened my student's gift. I wanted to take a picture of them before they saw them. And yes, I am keeping one for me! These are bookworm bookmarks. Most Adorable Bookmarks EVER!
Next was the boys' gift. Finnegan was going nuts in the next room, and would not stop until I gave something to him. Kirby was sleeping, so he wasn't interested until later.
Then there was the present that said not to let the boys near it. FUDGE!!! Am enjoying as we speak....as I speak.
Next was another thing that drove Finn nuts! A pygmy puff. The picture doesn't do it justice!
Next was tea and a mug that I am going to take to school to enjoy. PollyAnna knows that I don't like coffee, and got me some organic tea to enjoy.
And last was these cool bookmarks. I love them! The scarf bookmark is my favorite, but they are all so neat!
Thank you so much PollyAnna! These were the best gifts! I love each and everyone of them!
5- I'm so glad you liked it!
9- I kind of figured out it was you. ;) I don't mind waiting, I know that you do great work!
LadyN, I'm so glad you like it! I was so nervous about making sure it got to you (I remembered you lost a gift one year). The wand is actually carved from a laurel branch (or it might be rhodendron, I get those two mixed up). Because I wasn't sure I would finish it in time to send it, I also sent an anonymous donation to your charity. :o)
Tavaresden, I love the gifts! The stick figures on the card are doing all of my favorite things, there is a popcorn, a pretty bracelet, a lovely charm and a wonderful scarf she knitted just for me! Really, when you live in NY, can you ever have enough scarves? Thank you!
#23 > Your welcome! Everything there was handmade, except for the popcorn and the card. It took me a few tries to get the star to not be lopsided :D The dorky part of me couldn't resist sending the card, "weapons of grass reduction", ehehehehe...
YAY!! Thanks Rissa!!!! I got gloves that will be great for my morning dog walks, socks with snowflakes and snowmen! A Panda toy! and Panda Sancks for me! And 2 squeak toys for my two monsters.
Picture attempt #1
Picture attempt #2
26: I love the card. Totally my sense of humor. :o) And I can't believe the popcorn wasn't handmade!
JP, thank you so much for the charity donation!! That is very sweet of you, thank you so much xxx
Yay! Another PollyAnna pygmy puff!! Mine is now looking after my new wand on my desk :-)
I hope this works, and please excuse my messy house.
#35 -- I thought that might be the case, but I'm not doing G+ . . . I have enough trouble keeping up with the social networking sites I'm on! :-)
booo, Foggi, I was afraid of that. I'll try a different way later.
ETA: I hope this works.
Mandy, the little Panda should have a loop of thread so it can be hung on your Christmas tree if you want.
Rissa, I did not notice that I will hang him up right now!! were you able to see the video of my dogs playing with their gifts?
I picked up my secret santa gift today from my wonderful previous neighbors who picked up the package that The people living in our old place didn't want. Very funny Mandy, She double wrapped and taped it so It was quite a puzzle and very fun to open. First is a box with Hermione on it, inside were; Two boxes of Bertie Botts every flavor beans, a chocolate frog with wizard card included, a pug beanie, soooo cute! and a puig ornament. And if that wasn't enough......A book by the well known author Cristina Ramos-Paynes! yay! Thank you so much Mandy!
Hi all! I love the gifts everyone recieved! I am so sorry I couldn't attend the party. I had a very naughty puppy who decided to chew threw our modem cable!
#21 Kirby, I am very glad you enjoyed your gifts and I am sorry you recieved them after the party. They were supposed to be there by Friday.
I recieved two books off of my Amazon wighlist from ejj. A Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott and Hungry Girl by Lisa Lillien. I know I thanked you on FB but Thank you again ejj!!! I love them! I can't wait to try out some of the recipes and I've already started reading the Alcott book!
42: OMG! Now I will have to visit you to sign it for you!
44: Thank you! I made a few wands this year after LadyN's. We had so many fallen branches this year, they seemed to be asking to be made into wands! I'll have to have my daughter post a photo of the one I made for her.
I am working on a book plate ("This book belongs to...") that I can sign. That way I can send it out to you (and rissa and anyone else) and you can put it into the book. :o)
#43: That's just fine. Our internet connection kept kicking me out of the party anyway. I was able to text bib back and forth to find out how everything went the last part of the party. Your gifts are very much appreciated. My boys loved their bookmarks, and were very excited to get to pick out their own colors.
I found it!
42:YAY!! I'm so glad you got it! I was so nervous. I'm glad you like it! Now I have to get JP's book for myself!
My wizard card is Severus Snape and was immeadiately commandeered by my boyfriend who collects lenticular cards and puzzles.
Yes now he wants the rest of the set! Mandy where did you buy this frog?
I got it at Amazon.com! I think the Hermione box was my favorite part of your present. I want to make one for myself now!!!
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