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1  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Lexophiles Unite! (SU 8/27-9/10, SO 9/30) on: September 10, 2014 10:59:50 PM
I'm going to close this down a bit early and send out partners.
2  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Lexophiles Unite! (SU 8/27-9/10, SO 9/30) on: September 10, 2014 08:41:42 AM
I'm going to keep sign-ups open until midnight (Pacific Time) tonight, and then send out partner info at that time.  =)
3  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Lexophiles Unite! (SU 8/27-9/10, SO 9/30) on: September 02, 2014 01:30:17 PM
Wow, I can't believe how little interest there is in this.  T_T  Lots of nice discussion though.
4  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Lexophiles Unite! (SU 8/27-9/10, SO 9/30) on: August 27, 2014 06:37:48 AM

Swap Name:  Lexophiles Unite!

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Blasphemy the Blasphemer
Sign-up date range: August 27-September 10
Date to send item by: September 30

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25

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

Additional Age requirement? The Craftster swap age requirement

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:2nd one
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: N/A
- Is at least 18 years old: 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 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of this swap:

Lexophile (n):  A lover of words, especially in word games, puzzles, anagrams, palindromes, etc.

This swap is for those of us that LOVE words.  Whether your personal motto is I love big words and I cannot lie or Big or small, I love them all, this swap is for you.

Do you find enjoyment in learning about etymology of words?  Do you have a favorite word or catchphrase?  Do you love to play Scrabble from dusk until dawn?  Do Shakespearean insults bring you unfathomable ecstasy?

If there are an even number of participants, you will have one partner.  If there are an odd number of participants, I may place you in a group of three.  Remember to get tracking numbers if you are sending within the USA and to keep receipts if sending overseas.

This swap is very open-ended and open to any and all media.  It is going to be a 2 POINT swap, unless you and your partner(s) decide otherwise.  This may consist of two smalls or one medium item.

(A general guide)
By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Send this questionnaire to me and post in the thread in order to join!

Name of swap:  Lexophiles Unite
Crafster Username:
E-mail address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (YES/NO):

Allergens in your home:
Do you have any allergies that you need to avoid?

Do you have any favorite words or types of words (sesquipedalian, monosyllabic, gerunds, swear words, double entendres, homophones, puns, palindromes, anagrams, etc.)?
Do you have any favorite languages of origin?
What are your favorite colors?
What are your least favorite colors?
What would you most like to receive?
What would you NOT like to receive?

Do you have a Pinterest page or anything that can give your partner an idea of what you like?

Is there anything else you would like your partner to know?

Our lovely swappers:
fancybutch  <>  Smeddley
Magpirate  <>  whenindoubtsew
madcrafter  <>  crazyda79
Blasphemy the Blasphemer  <>  Ambrosio
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Lexophiles unite! on: August 15, 2014 08:27:12 PM
My favorites are discreet/discrete.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Lexophiles unite! on: July 28, 2014 06:13:56 PM
Oh, yes, please! Would you allow new swappers? Would another round of this swap happen at some point if you wouldn't? I jumped out of my chair squeeing when I saw this thread.

Lifelong linguistics nerd, here! I even received an unabridged dictionary, as well as one of etymology, for my birthday when I was a kid. I kill at Scrabble. Those simple-substitution puzzles some newspapers print rarely parse that way to me since I solve them on-sight. I turn names, signs, labels...the last sentence I heard...into anagrams in my head as a way to relax. Every single thing I do art- or craft-wise incorporates language.

This is the perfect swap! I would savor connecting with another soul as nerdy and possessed as myself. Semi-related point of curiosity: I wonder if any one else here has synaesthesia? Broadly speaking: perceptions in one sense triggering perceptions in another, such as words and music parsing as color, shapes having personalities, tasting numbers... Common-ish among language nerds. Might be fun to incorporate into a swap like this.

I'm going to have this swap in September.  It appears you have the minimum time and post requirements met, so yes you would be able to join.  Just look on the Craft Swap board towards the end of August/beginning of September, send the questionnaire, and then post in the thread. 

I have synesthesia, but it pertains to seeing music and other sounds.  Maybe a synesthesia swap?
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: GALLERY: Craft My Pet For Me on: July 28, 2014 12:02:40 PM
Okay, first I have to say that I had not intended to resign myself to a crying fit this morning.  Then I opened this wonderful package that I received from I sew cute.  I've been crying ever since.  I am a sentimental fool when it comes to my animals.

First, I got a few pieces of jewelry that depict my first love, Middy.  I had her from the time I was eight until I had to euthanize her on my 25th birthday.  She was one of the first cats I rescued, and she has always been my muse.

Middy ring

Middy locket (pic on outside)/charm necklace

Middy locket ("SWEET" on outside, pic on inside)

Then she made me these beautiful pictures based on the portraits I sent.

Middy (my beautiful muse)

Odin (my Norse one-eyed god)

Nina (my Southern belle flamepoint Siamese)

I laughed and cried because you captured their purrsonalities so purrfectly.

Thank you so much for Monday morning tears.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fabric Art Journal Pages Swap RD 3 GALLERY on: July 26, 2014 10:10:49 PM
I received from alwaysinmyroom.  I absolutely love this fabulous GoT piece.  She also sent some fabric for me to craft my own pages.

Thank you!

9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Lexophiles unite! on: July 23, 2014 09:10:31 PM
Is there anything special you fellow word-nerds would like to see for this swap?  Grin
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Lexophiles unite! on: July 22, 2014 01:48:08 PM
It seems like a lot of you would be game if I organized this in mid-September.  That way, we could hash out a swap before the Halloween awesomeness in October.

Does that sound good?
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