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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / FRIENDSHIP GRANNY SQUARE SWAP R5 GALLERY on: August 26, 2008 09:52:14 PM
OKEY DOKEY FOLKS....LET'S SEE SOME PICS:))
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / FRIENDSHIP GRANNY SQUARE SWAP R5 (SEPT) (CLOSED) Sendout 9/30 on: August 26, 2008 09:43:48 PM
CROCHETERS, KNITTERS & LOOMERS WELCOME!!!

Swap name: Friendship Granny Square Swap R5 (Sept)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Bettflow
Sign-up date range:  8/27/08 - 9/10/08
Date to send items by: 9/30/08

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No.

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes!
All ages allowed? Yes (Parental consent required for those under 18!)

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed at least one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

I reserve the right to refuse any member who has bad communication and/or late send-outs for previous swaps!  If you participated in R4, as long as you tell me that your squares for that round are in the mail, I will allow you to go ahead and participate in R5:))  But, if your partner for R4 has not received your R4 squares by 9/30/08, you WILL NOT be allowed to sign up for any future rounds until your squares for all previous rounds have been received.

DETAILS OF SWAP:

This is an ongoing swap, but you only sign up for the months that you want to participate.  Signups for each round will begin on or near the 25th of each month and partners will be assigned on the 10th of the following month.

For this round, you will knit, crochet or loom 4 8" granny squares for one partner.  The squares can be made in any pattern, but MUST be made in your partner's color preference.  You MUST use only 4-ply worsted weight yarn (Wool, alpaca, etc is not acceptable).  Just think.....it would not be good to have a mixture of wool and acrylic squares for your friendship ghan since wool is not machine washable:))  All squares MUST be mailed no later than 9/30.

SWAP RULES:

1. You MUST put FRIENDSHIP GRANNY SQUARE SWAP R3 in all of your PM's.
2. Once partners have been assigned, you MUST post to this thread atleast once
a week.
3. You MUST provide a DC# if you and your partner both live in the USA.  If you live in another country you MUST keep the receipt and provide a copy to your partner and me if requested.
4. You MUST PM me when you send & receive. COMMUNICATION is the key:))  If you see that you're going to be late sending, you MUST PM both me and your partner and let us know what's going on.  We all understand that life does happen and sometimes things come up that are out of our control.  If an emergency arises that will prevent you from sending your squares on time, just keep in touch and let us know what's going on and everything will be just fine:))
5. You MUST post pictures of the squares you receive from your partner in the swap gallery.  If you will not be able to post pics, you need to make arrangements with your partner to post pics for you so we can all see the beautiful squares that everyone receives:))


If you want to participate you must PM the following information to the organizer.  PLEASE....PLEASE... .PLEASE....for your protection and privacy DO NOT post this information to the thread.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of Swap: Ongoing Friendship Granny Square Swap R5 (SEPT)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Do you plan on knitting, crocheting or looming your granny squares?
Do you prefer to receive knitted, crocheted or loomed squares?
Do you promise to use ONLY acrylic 4-ply worsted weight yarn to make your squares?
What color(s) do you want for your squares?
Do you or anyone in your home smoke?
Is it ok if you are sent squares from a smoking home?
Do you have any allergies?
What other information about yourself would you like to share with your partner?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Last but not least.....be sure to post your pics in the PHOTO GALLERY




3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / WANNA SWAP SOME GRANNIES DAUGHTERS??? on: August 19, 2008 12:54:49 AM
Hello fellow crocheters:))

I am hosting a swap here on Craftster that I think ya'll will be interested in.  We're swapping 'grannies daughters'.  If you don't know what these little critters are.....all they are is the first round of a traditional granny square.  You can use these little squares to make some might pretty afghans, purses, baby ghans, basically just about anything you want to make with them:)) 

The swap page is here.....http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=262315.0.
The pattern link is listed in the first post of the swap:))
Sign-ups will close on 8/30 and partners will be assigned on 8/31.  I would love to have you join in the fun:))
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / WHO LOVES TO CROCHET & SUFFERS FROM CHRONIC PAIN??? on: August 16, 2008 08:14:30 PM
If you are a crocheter and suffer from a chronic pain disorder, I would love for you to join this new and exciting support group.  We enjoy friendships, supportive chat and simple slow-paced crochet swaps:))

CROCHETING WITH CHRONIC PAIN:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Crocheting_With_Chronic_Pain/

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and depression almost 5 years ago. I had to leave the workplace and am currently fighting for disability benefits. If it were not for my WONDERFUL, understanding and loving family and my love for crochet I don't think I would be where I am today. Crochet is my therapy....as well as spending time with my many furbabies. Yep....I'm also a HUGE animal lover and have many furbabies:))

HOPE TO SEE YA THERE!!!


5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / GRANNIES DAUGHTERS CROCHET SWAP R1 (CLOSED) Sendout-10/13/08 on: August 09, 2008 07:10:36 PM
GALLERY!

Swap name: GRANNIES DAUGHTERS CROCHET SWAP R1
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: bettflow
Sign-up date range: 8/09/08 - 9/08/08 
Date to send item by: Sendout 10/13/08

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES/NO
If so, which country? NO

Age requirement? 13+

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES

Details of swap:

This is Round 1 of several rounds which will continue until we all have enough motifs to make our afghans.   The number of rounds we have will depend on how many participants we have in each round. 
If you don't know how to make a grannies daughter, it's as simple as pie:))  A grannies daughter is the first round of a traditional granny square.....that's it:))  The pattern can be found here  A child's afghan requires 240 motifs and an adult size afghan requires 720 motifs. As stated in the pattern, each motif should measure 1 1/2" to 1 3/4".  So it's important to check your gauge so that all motifs will be the correct size.  These little critters are SOOOO quick and easy to make:))

Ok, you will send 40 motifs in assorted colors to 2 partners.  This is a great project to use up those little bits & pieces of scrap yarn you have laying around:)) 
All motifs MUST be made in 4-ply worsted weight yarn, or if you're in the UK the yarn equivalent will be 10-ply aran.  Please be sure to check your guage to make sure your motifs are the correct size.  We wouldn't want to receive some motifs that are 1 1/2" and some that are 2 1/4". Your motifs should measure 1 1/2" to 1 3/4".  Size is important!!!   REMEMBER:  It takes no more than 5 minutes...usually less....to make a 'grannies daughter'Smiley)  These little critters are super quick and easy to whip up:)))

SPECIAL NOTE:  Sendout date has been extended to 10/13/08, so that will give everyone 6 weeks to get all their grannies daughters made and sent out.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
Any other information about yourself you would like to share???

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

APPROVED SWAPPERS:

 1.  bettflow
 2.  Linda P
 3.  tiggy_114
 4.  indigo_roses
 5.  Tazzsangel19
 6.  KRB
 7.  umheried
 8.  bloomingkinder
 9.  craftADDchick
10.  myklia
11.  fusbdgt

 



 
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / CALLING ALL CHRONIC PAIN SUFFERERS!!! on: August 07, 2008 01:32:33 PM
I have started a new Yahoo group for crocheters who suffer from any type of chronic pain disorder.   If you suffer from chronic pain, this is the group for you:))  Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Crocheting_With_Chronic_Pain/ to check it out and join. 

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and depression almost 5 years ago. I had to leave the workplace and am currently fighting for disability benefits. If it were not
for my WONDERFUL, understanding and loving family and my love for crochet I don't think I would be where I am today. Crochet is my therapy....as well as spending time with my many furbabies. Yep....I'm also a HUGE animal lover and have many furbabies:))

In the group, we will do some simple, slow-paced swaps and will make lifelong friends with others that understand what we're going through.
Soft Hugs,
Betty
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / WHO LIKES SCRAPPING RECIPES??? on: August 07, 2008 08:13:28 AM
I have just recently gotten into making recipe scrapbooks.  Actually I am making two, 6x6 & 8x8.  I'm wondering how many others like scraping recipes:)) 
As soon as atleast one of the swaps that I'm hosting is completed I plan on starting up a scrappin recipe swap:))  Anyone game for swapping scrapped recipes???
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / FRIENDSHIP GRANNY SQUARE SWAP R4 (August) CLOSED Sendout-8/31 on: July 25, 2008 09:05:52 PM
CROCHETERS, KNITTERS & LOOMERS WELCOME!!!

Swap name: Friendship Granny Square Swap R4 (August)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Bettflow
Sign-up date range: 7/25/08-8/02/08
Date to send items by: 8/31/08

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No.

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes!
All ages allowed? Yes (Parental consent required for those under 18!)

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed at least one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

I reserve the right to refuse any member who has bad communication and/or late send-outs for previous swaps!  If you participated in R3, as long as you tell me that your squares for that round are in the mail, I will allow you to go ahead and participate in R4:))  But, if your partner for R3 has not received your R3 squares by 8/31/08, you WILL NOT be allowed to sign up for any future rounds until your squares for all previous rounds have been received.

DETAILS OF SWAP:

This is an ongoing swap, but you only sign up for the months that you want to participate.  Signups for each round will begin on or near the 20th of each month and partners will be assigned on the 1st of the month.

SPECIAL NOTE!!!  I will be out of town 7/31-8/03, so I will not be able to assign partners for this round until either late night on 8/03 or possibly 8/04.  So for this round I am allowing signups to run through midnight 8/02.

For this round, you will be assigned a partner on Aug 3 or 4th and you will knit, crochet or loom 4 8" granny squares for your partner.  The squares can be made in any pattern, but MUST be made in your partner's color preference.  You MUST use only 4-ply worsted weight yarn (Wool, alpaca, etc is not acceptable).  Just think.....it would not be good to have a mixture of wool and acrylic squares for your friendship ghan since wool is not machine washable:))  All squares MUST be mailed no later than Aug 31.

SWAP RULES:

1. You MUST put FRIENDSHIP GRANNY SQUARE SWAP R3 in all of your PM's.
2. Once partners have been assigned, you MUST post to this thread atleast once
a week.
3. You MUST provide a DC# if you and your partner both live in the USA.  If you live in another country you MUST keep the receipt and provide a copy to your partner and me if requested.
4. You MUST PM me when you send & receive. COMMUNICATION is the key:))  If you see that you're going to be late sending, you MUST PM both me and your partner and let us know what's going on.  We all understand that life does happen and sometimes things come up that are out of our control.  If an emergency arises that will prevent you from sending your squares on time, just keep in touch and let us know what's going on and everything will be just fine:))
5. You MUST post pictures of the squares you receive from your partner in the swap gallery.  If you will not be able to post pics, you need to make arrangements with your partner to post pics for you so we can all see the beautiful squares that everyone receives:))


If you want to participate you must PM the following information to the organizer.  PLEASE....PLEASE... .PLEASE....for your protection and privacy DO NOT post this information to the thread.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of Swap: Ongoing Friendship Granny Square Swap R4 (August)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Do you plan on knitting, crocheting or looming your granny squares?
Do you prefer to receive knitted, crocheted or loomed squares?
Do you promise to use ONLY acrylic 4-ply worsted weight yarn to make your squares?
What color(s) do you want for your squares?
Do you or anyone in your home smoke?
Is it ok if you are sent squares from a smoking home?
Do you have any allergies?
What other information about yourself would you like to share with your partner?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Last but not least.....be sure to post your pics in the PHOTO GALLERY


9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / FRIENDSHIP GRANNY SQUARE SWAP R4 SWAP GALLERY on: July 25, 2008 09:04:31 PM
Okey dokey....can't hardly wait to see them pics. Grin
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / SCRAPPIN RECIPES ANYONE??? on: July 20, 2008 10:53:08 PM
I have recently started making embellished scrapbook recipe cards sizes 6x6, 8x8 & 8 1/2 x 11.  I am wondering if anyone would be interested in a scrappin recipe swap for any of these 3 sizes of embellished scrapbook recipe cards?  I would love to host a swap like this in the size that seems to be the most popular here.  So how about it???  If anyone's interested, please let me know which size you would like to swap:))  I am thinking about maybe swapping 5 recipes with 1 partner, but I'm always open to suggestions:)) 
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