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OBF MAY SWAP: YUM STRAWBERRIES

brittneysgran
May 3, 2019



Pick Strawberries Day is a sweet, tasty way to enjoy a late spring day. If your mom or dad ever took you picking fresh strawberries, you have a wonderful childhood memory. That memory is what will draw you to enjoy today with your own kids or grandkids! If you've never picked fresh strawberries, you've missed out on the fun. Many of those tasty berries never make it out of the field...... they go straight to your mouth.


This months swap will be all about strawberries: We will send our partners something with strawberries on it. Please only send 1 item and a cute card. We need to keep postage costs down and I know everyone is super busy this time of year. Please sign up by May 9th and send by May 20th. Post a picture showing what your swap partner sent and to show how much you liked the gift.


*Our Blooming Friends Swap Group [0BF] was created to have a reliable, fair and safe haven to swap and trade between group members. If you care to join us, we would love to have you.

*Please be a successful member of GardenWeb/HOUZZ and have completed a trade with two or three of our members. Membership requests should be sent to Shirley [Brittneysgran]

1. Have fun! No bickering!

2. Send your swap by posted deadline.

3. Always include a Delivery Confirmation/Tracking number and

post it on the swap thread when you send the package if needed

4. Please send things that you yourself would enjoy receiving.

5. PLEASE POST after you have received your swap and POST what you have received (Pictures are always nice)

6. You will be required to replace a swap package that does not make

it to your partner, for any reason. Also you'll be required to replace any item that arrives broken/damaged.

7. New members, for the first two swaps, you will be required to send your swaps first.

Comments (62)

  • skyblue52

    Irises and daylilies

  • skyblue52

    3 days ago took in an orphan cat. After a clean bill of health on friday. We begin the meeting.

  • smitties

    I have what I need for my swap and now I have my partner. Will get it in the mail tomorrow.


    Shirley, I'm guessing lily and hosts?

  • canyonwind

    I will guess rose and daylily.


    Happy Mother's Day to all.....Enjoy!!


    Annie

  • brittneysgran





    Susan you have one of them correct. Good luck with your new cat.


  • smitties

    iris and coral bells?


  • canyonwind

    iris and clematis....

  • brittneysgran

    No winners yet and irises is one of the plants: Keep guessing.


    Clue:

    - - - - a - - - -

  • pinkiris

    Iris and hydrangea


    Susan your package was mailed.

  • brittneysgran

    Jayeanne guess again


    Margo- mailing your pkg today

  • skyblue52

    cromosicia and daylilies

  • pinkiris

    Iris and canna lily

  • skyblue52

    can I guess again?

  • brittneysgran

    No one has guessed it yet!

    Susan yes you may guess again.


    We have one of the two plants guessed which is irises but looking for the other correct

    guess. I gave a clue above.


    Margo you should receive your swap pkg. Wednesday.

  • canyonwind

    Iris and Ageratums

  • skyblue52

    iris and callalily +++ wondering if Jayeanne meant this

  • smitties

    My package went out today.

    I'm stumped on the second plant.

  • brittneysgran

    Clue:

    - - - - a - - - a

  • pinkiris

    iris and campanula

    a few blooms here today ...





  • brittneysgran

    We have a WIINER:::::Jayeanne


    Wow beautiful asiatic lilies and daylilies Jayeanne, mine are not blooming yet.


    Is this iris ok for your prize or do you have it?

    Louisiana Iris Crushed Ice



  • pinkiris

    thank you, Shirley ... wow that is gorgeous! No I do not have that Louisiana Iris, thank you, would love to give that a home, very much appreciated.

  • canyonwind

    Tammy, I just popped a card in the mail to you....and ordered a little strawberry something for you, that will be delivered DIRECT to you. I will post after I get an email that it has been sent to you, with an approximate date of delivery.


    Jayeanne, congratulations!!


    Happy Tuesday!!


    Annie

  • sandlapper_rose

    Two beautiful cats, Susan. I hope they get along.

    Stumped by the "dig up" question so I'll wait to see what the answer is.

    Jeanne

  • smitties

    Received my strawberry package today. Shirley, you did a great job on your strawberry find including the card. I couldn't find much of any kind of strawberry item.


    Here is what shirley sent. A wood cheese board with spreader and napkins. Thanks so much shirley.


  • pinkiris

    thank you Margo for the cute butterfly card, strawberry gummies, and strawberry chapstick, along with the strawberry seeds and basil seeds. Do you know what kind of basil these are? Was just looking to find some basil to start soon so Ill have some to add to my spaghetti sauce I make from all our tomatoes that are rapidly growing out of control. Enjoy your day, Im transplanting pepper seedlings.


  • smitties

    The package said basil but I'm assuming sweet. I am assuming sweet

  • pinkiris

    thanks Margo... Ill go ahead and plant and we shall see, lol .... love that strawberry chapstick!

  • canyonwind

    Tammy, tracking says your little strawberry item will deliver from KOHLS on Monday or Tuesday...….bought this for myself too...haha!


    Happy Thursday Evening!!


    Annie

  • pinkiris

    Susan ... hope all is OK ... looks like your package was delivered yesterday. happy gardening ... our temps are soon gonna be 97 ....

    status

    Delivered

    May 15, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Delivered, Front Door/Porch

  • skyblue52

    Hello Girls. This week was filled with extras. Jayanne I got your package last night. But waited to open today. I got the most special hand made card with strawberry themed seeds. A strawberry candle melt for a fresh smell and a bag of Chocolate covered strawberries. Love my wonderful strawberry package .

  • brittneysgran

    Yum strawberry goodies arriving all over...….


    My Louisiana Irises are blooming





  • skyblue52

    Hello a few irises and peonies starting. The poppies are hanging on.

  • brittneysgran

    Beautiful Susan


    Jayeanne - Susan Sent/Received

    Susan - Annie

    Margo - Jayeanne Sent/Received

    Tammy - Shirley

    Annie - Tammy Sent

    Shirley - Margo Sent/Received


    Please let your swap partner know when you mailed and also that you received your pkg.


    So far behind here, this time of year it always happens and then I got sick. Coughed night and day so don't know if I had bronchitis or not.



  • canyonwind

    Got mail from Susan.....


    Having a problem posting here......hopefully this time it works.


    *I received a very Happy Strawberry card...….

    *A strawberry colored pen and it writes in strawberry too

    *strawberry balm for my old dried out lips

    *fruit mentos including strawberry

    *a recipe for Beet and Strawberry Salad

    *a daylily....and guess what it is....."Strawberrberry Candy"


    Susan, you were far to generous. You were to only send one strawberry something. I love it all....I have my daylily soaking and will plant tomorrow, rain or no rain. Absoloutley wonderful!! Thank you so much!!


    Happy Evening!


    Annie


  • skyblue52

    Hello girls Annie glad you got all the strawberry gifts. This month is flying by again. Thank you for a cute swap Shirley

  • mcc371

    I received Annie’s cute hello strawberry card and then she sent me a Burt’s bees strawberry lip balm. Love it! thanks!!


    Also thanks Susan for the midnight pleasures Dutch iris I won in last months swap. Can’t wait to see it bloom!


    i am so behind this week has been absolutely crazy! I broke my foot and fractured 2 ribs. I fell down some stairs at my sons home last week. I am slowly hobbling around. Shirley I have your pkg ready and hubby will mail tomorrow. So guess I’ll be over on the couch for awhile if someone needs something.


    Have a a beautiful day, and a blessed tomorrow.

    Tammy

  • skyblue52


    Hi Shirley .You ok?? I know it is a busy time. I am still planting tomatoes. Everybody be safe wherever you may be tomorrow

  • brittneysgran

    Hi Susan - Yes just got home today, 19 of my family went camping in Severville, Tn. Had a wonderful time at a new RV Resort called the Ridge. It just opened for the first week-end this Memorial Day week-end so really exciting. They had a couple of glitches so let everyone who had rented a spot stay free for the whole 3 day week-end.


    Jayeanne - Susan Sent/Received

    Susan - Annie Sent/Received

    Margo - Jayeanne Sent/Received

    Tammy - Shirley Sent

    Annie - Tammy Sent/Received

    Shirley - Margo Sent/Received


    Tammy so sorry to hear about your fall, goodness we can get hurt in a split second. Praying for a quick recovery and keep us posted.



  • smitties

    Susan, are you ok? We traveled through Dayton this morning on our way to Michigan. The destruction from last nights tornado is awful. I hope it missed you.

  • skyblue52

    2 blocks away the old building destroyed. We just got our power back at 8. The sky was white with lighting,the roof howled like a wolf ,hail pounded the windows and rain like a car wash. lot of our community is torn to.peices.

  • canyonwind

    Susan, be safe......thoughts and prayers for you and all of the people in your town.


    Annie

  • brittneysgran

    Susan - So thankful you guys are OK, sorry to hear about your community. Tornados are becoming more and more frequent. Such devastation after it is over.


    Tammy I received my strawberry pkg and loved it all. Amazing all the neat strawberry items everyone found for this swap. I use chap stick constantly so looking forward to a strawberry flavored one.. My vacation plans this Sept. is Arizona so I can use my luggage tag. Thanks again.

    Luggage Tag

    Chap Stick

    Fruit Crisps - these are yummy

    Incense

    Strawberry card - so creative


    Jayeanne - Susan Sent/Received

    Susan - Annie Sent/Received

    Margo - Jayeanne Sent/Received

    Tammy - Shirley Sent/Received

    Annie - Tammy Sent/Received

    Shirley - Margo Sent/Received


    Thanks to everyone who joined in this month and I know how busy the month of May is.


    Shirley


  • smitties

    Thank you to you Shirley for the fun swap. I know I had a good time.


    Susan, I'm glad you didn't get hit but it must have been scary. Seeing the damage on tv is nothing like seeing it in real.

  • brittneysgran


    Elijah wanted to hold Uncle Sam's hand, we were visiting the Museum of The Applachia in Clinton, Tn. Love this place.





  • canyonwind

    Shirley, wonderful month of yummy strawberries....Thanks!


    Happy weekend!

    Annie

  • brittneysgran

    Thanks Annie

  • skyblue52

    Great swap this month Shirley

  • brittneysgran

    Jayeanne - You should receive your irises you won Wednesday.


    Shirley

  • pinkiris

    Thank you Shirley, will let you know when it gets here.

  • pinkiris

    Shirley my prizes arrived in fantastic condition, thank you very much!

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