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« on: July 12, 2009 05:14:03 PM »

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Swap name: I Have A Disease Swap, Round 4
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Songs4Drowning
Sign-up date range: 07/12/09 to 08/02/09
Date to send item by: 10/12/09

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

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

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages

Swap Organizer 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 more: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap:
From past swaps: "*So we are a sickly crew, and when illnesses and diseases flare up, it is not fun. Heck, the day to day of it isn't fun. So let's bond together to make the best of the situation."

Because day to day dealing with these sorts of diseases are hectic enough, this swap has a small point minimum of 4 points and a longer crafting time. Early senders and extras won't be persecuted, of course, but the point of this is to take a break from the bad parts of dealing with our illnesses and getting to have some fun with fellow crafters who understand what it's like. I'd also like to encourage crafty parents of kids dealing with these things to join, because they're dealing with it in the same boat as the rest of us!

There are a lot of things you could craft, not just bags for holding medical supplies. For diabetes alone, there are so many crafts you could do extolling the virtues of synthetic insulin, chastising a lazy pancreas or making pretty altered log books for keeping track of food and glucose levels. The chances for some awesome subversive crafting are high, because the best thing for being sick is a wry sense of humor and crafting supplies, amirite? C'mon sickos - we gotta stick together! Let's make each other some great stuff. Sick day care kits/survival kits are also a huge chance for some fun.

Please please please communicate with your partner. That's one of the most important things for making this swap a success, and you may even gain a new friend from it. Also, some people may not be open to the same sort of humor as you are about their illness. Talking with your partner will help to ensure that no one gets their feelings hurt or is offended by anything they receive.

Examples of Sizes
3 points - Large: 3 hours or more; $30 or more in value, shawl, shirt, project tote, apron, set of pillowcases, set of tea towels, large stuffie
2 points - Medium: 2 hours but no more than 3 hours to complete, $15-$30 in value, necklace, belt, bracelet, scarf, deluxe pincushion
1 point - Small: at least 1 hour but no more than 2 hours to complete, up to $15 in value, pouch, stickers, earrings, bookmark

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

Name of swap:  I Have A Disease Swap, Round 4
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US/your country?
What illness(es) do you have?
What are the symptoms?
What are some ideas for a "survival kit" that you can suggest?
Would you prefer someone with the same/similar disease, or would you mind learning about someone else's ailments?
Is there anything you'd really like?
Is there any sort of craft that you absolutely do not want?


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 Edit: September 21, 2009 12:05:30 PM by Songs4Drowning » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009 05:14:35 PM »

Original swap thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=111344.0
Swap gallery round 1: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=120430.0

Round Two Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=139067.0
Swap Gallery Round 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=147411.0

Round Three Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=190695.0
Swap Gallery Round 3: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=194634.0

1. snazzyjazzy
2. thatkid
3. hotgluegert
4. Ladycakes (Welcome, first time swapper!)
5. babalina58
6. missprissypirate (Welcome, first time swapper!)
7. eemmjj
8. quaisior
9. rockmygypsysoul
10. GatorWrangler
11. la_fille_muette
12. Songs4Drowning
13. TwistedTruth
14. Burgz
15. Craft The World
16. pseudo_pix
17. Lo{ve}
18. Annchen
19. Faren
20. bronzfrog
21. lindsayrose

snazzyjazzy <--> missprissypirate
Faren --> TwistedTruth --> rockmygypsysoul
Craft The World <--> quaisior
pseudo_pix <--> Annchen
bronzfrog <--> eemmjj
Burgz <--> thatkid
la_fille_muette <--> lindsayrose
babalina58 <--> hotgluegert
Ladycakes <--> GatorWrangler
Songs4Drowning <--> Lo{ve}
« Last Edit: August 03, 2009 10:18:10 AM by Songs4Drowning » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009 06:05:14 PM »

OK, thank you for getting this going. I am going to send this link to a couple of fellow craftsters who deal with real debilitating conditions for real disease.

I have a split personality, because you guys crack me up.  AND The best day I ever had was TODAY!
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2009 06:18:29 PM »

i'm excited about this one.  Smiley

Changed my username, Formerly Thatkid!
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009 06:50:27 PM »

I'm sending now! Smiley
« Last Edit: July 12, 2009 06:51:06 PM by snazzyjazzy » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2009 08:30:15 PM »

I do not qualify for this swap but I wanted to say how very glad I am to see it!!!  I have a friend who I have been trying to turn crafty for years.... she JUST had a really bad flareup of her very serious illness... I know how important this can be and I wish all the participants well!!!!!

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I have been away for a long time but I am looking forward to getting into swaps and everything craftster again!  I am open to personal swaps!  I would love to do one for Halloween!
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2009 08:35:45 PM »

I need to send out on the swaps I'm doing now, but hopefully I can join later.

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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2009 10:36:32 PM »

oh wow, i'll definitely be considering this one. i always want to join swaps but i'm never well enough to meet the requirements, so this sounds amazing. hopefully i'll sign up later  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2009 10:38:25 PM »

 I am thinking of doing this one. I have come out of remission and really feel like crap..Oh what a wonderful Lavender bath package would do for me mmmm Hot baths, knitted slippers, Michael Jackson in my zune and chicken soup are my 2 go to things...I hate the damn steroids they make me feel worse but without them I would not be able to breath or walk sooo I have to take them and deal with the side effect...
  Sign ups end on my birthday Aug 2 and they started today on my son and dogs birthday...could it be fate or just me being me LOL...

« Last Edit: July 12, 2009 10:40:43 PM by babalina58 » THIS ROCKS   Logged


I am able to do personal swaps again so lets get some going Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2009 07:20:12 AM »

I think I'm in! I feel a little dumb signing up for it though. I'm technically not diagnosed yet but have surgery august 4th to confirm that it is what they think it is. If I have surgery and it turns out that my two doctors are wrong, I'm going to feel very stupid being in this swap. Something is wrong with me, they are only 90% sure of what it is though!

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