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Topic: Ongoing Hoopla Swap Round 7 (sign-ups closed, claims 7/1-7/31)  (Read 12501 times)
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« on: June 26, 2012 04:14:29 PM »

OHS R7 Gallery/Discussion

We welcome all levels of embroiderers! Please do not feel intimidated if you are new to this craft! We love all HOOPLA! Cheesy

I reserve the right to deny participation in this swap to anyone who has a swap profile that shows a history of poor communication and/or late sending.

Swap name: Ongoing Hoopla Swap Round 7
Craftster members who are organizing this swap: Averia and Homerof2
Sign-up date range: 6/25/12-7/25/12
Last Day to Claim: 7/31/12
Date to send item by: 3 weeks after you claim
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? No
*DC #s are required*

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
- 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

Who isn't in love with Hooplas right now? Who can't wait to fill a whole wall with inspiring stitchy creations? This swap is for you! This is an ongoing swap which will run until  the end of July and allows all the participants the laid back fun of claiming each other for themes and techniques. Each participant will be making hoopla that meets the medium requirement of at least 2 hours of stitching time for each claim they make. Itching for some 3-D fun, or dying for someone to stitch you up a fabulous quote? Join us!!

When sending PMs, please label them as Ongoing Hoopla Swap with one of the following tags:
Package sent
Package received

Please send to Averia & Homerof2 and include the words "Ongoing Hoopla R7 swap (or OHS7) Approval in the PM title.
*Name of swap: Ongoing Hoopla Swap R7
*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 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
*Are you a Friend of Craftster?
*Do you have access to a camera so you can post pictures here of what you receive? (if not, you need to tell anyone who claims you, so that they are able to take pictures before sending)
*Do you have a wish list of a minimum of 5 themes for swappers to claim from, detailing your likes and dislikes?
*How many claims are you allowed to have outstanding?
*Which craftsterers do you need to PM in regards to all approval, sending and receiving information?
*If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
*If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join this swap! Sign-ups are open until July 25. PM the organizer the above questionnaire to get started, and please wait to be accepted into the swap before making any claims.
Please make sure you are not late in any of your other swaps before committing to this one. Please make those swaps your priority.

Claims are made throughout the swap period. You have three weeks from the time you make a claim to send that claim.
You can make as many (or as few) claims as you want throughout the month as long as you never go over your allowed amount of outstanding claims. (An outstanding claim is a hoopla that has not been received; when that hoopla is received your number of outstanding claims goes down leaving you open to bring it back up to 2 or 3.) If, at any point, you already have one claim that will be sent out late, please don't claim again until that one is sent out.

FOCs are allowed to make a maximum of 3 outstanding claims.
Non-FOCs are allowed to make a maximum of 2 outstanding claims.
First time swappers are allowed to make a maximum of 1 outstanding claim.

Posting pictures of received hooplas is required for this swap.
If you are unable to do so, you are expected to contact the person who claimed you and ask them to please do so for you.

1. Claims are made using the following procedure:

Person A (the swap organizer) will begin the swap by posting a list of themes in this swap thread.
Person B will choose a theme from one of A's themes and make a claim by posting his/her own list (see below for formatting of post).
Person C will make a claim on one of B's themes and post his/her own list.
Person D will make a claim on one of C's themes and post his/her own list etc...

This continues through the end of the month, when the swap organizer closes out the claiming part of the swap and continues this swap in the next round starting in the next month.

2. How to make a claim:
A claim post should include the following information:
1. The theme you are choosing and who youre sending it to.
2. The send by date (three weeks from the date the claim is made)
3. Statistical info about your current swap claims status:

Claims = Total claims
Sent = anything currently in the mail.
Received = the hooplas received by the people you've sent them to.
Formatted thusly (claims outstanding/claims sent/claims received)

4. Your location.
5. Your personal preferences.
6. Your list of themes.
7. *Optional* Any wist or pinterest that would be relevant.

1. Send a personal message to the person you have claimed and request their address

2. You have 3 weeks to complete each hoopla (equivalent to at least a medium or 2 hours in crafting time), and have it in the mail to its new owner. You cannot have more than your maximum allotted claims outstanding (3 for FOC, 2 for non-FOC, 1 for new swappers)


1. Please PM the organizers (Averia & homerof2) and claimer/claimee when you send or receive a hoopla.
2. Label the message as Ongoing Hoopla Swap Sent or Received,
3. Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3) who sent it

Positive feedback will be given when all of the hooplas you sent have been received. Good communication is vital and will be noted in feedback.

If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizers. This thread is specifically for claims only.

« Last Edit: June 26, 2012 04:19:23 PM by Averia » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012 04:21:23 PM »

Just to highlight:

Please make sure you are not late in any of your other swaps before committing to this one. Please make those swaps your priority.

1. Please PM both of the organizers (Averia & Homerof2) and claimer/claimee when you send or receive a hoopla.
2.  Label the message as Ongoing Hoopla Swap Sent or Received,
3.  Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3) who sent it


« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012 04:23:51 PM »

Hoopla Swappers (claims made, claims in transit, claims received)

3 claims
Averia (1,0,1)
fancybutch (3,0,3)
Homerof2 (2,0,2)
Juliel85 (2,0,2)
Poison_Of_Gull (2,0,2)
rubylynns (3,0,3)
TheManicCrafter (1,0,1)
time (1,0,1)

2 claims
Alliekat914 (2,0,2)
canamharris (1,0,1)
crazy4bags (1,0,1)
cursive_queen (1,0,1)
DaisyTattoo (1,0,1)
deathbeforedishes (3,0,3)
dragonflyducky (2,0,2)
johnson.mom2two (3,0,3)
RebeccaJay (2,0,2)
Sandroo (1,0,0)

1 claim
denorange (1,0,1)

Claims List

Late w/ communication
Contact the Organizers ASAP!!

Homerof2 --> Averia for Blackwork   07-22-2012
rubylynns --> Homerof2 for pinterest surprise   07-22-2012
RebeccaJay --> rubylynns for something pinteresty   07-22-2012
dragonflyducky --> RebeccaJay for something pinteresty   07-22-2012
fancybutch --> dragonflyducky for the guild or dr horrible   07-22-2012
canamharris --> fancybutch for animals in clothes   07-23-2012
rubylynns --> canamharris for something reading/book related   07-26-2012
johnson.mom2two --> rubylynns for pink stand mixer   07-27-2012
dragonflyducky --> johnson.mom2two for animals   07-27-2012
Sandroo --> dragonflyducky for Dr. Who   07-28-2012
johnson.mom2two --> Sandroo for Thomas the Tank   07-28-2012
fancybutch --> johnson.mom2two for an animal   07-29-2012
crazy4bags --> fancybutch for Dr Horrible   07-30-2012
Averia --> crazy4bags for Fairy/gnomes/toadstools etc   08-02-2012
johnson.mom2two --> Averia for Pinterest Surprise   08-02-2012
juliel85 --> johnson.mom2two for Big Bang Theory   08-03-2012
deathbeforedishes --> juliel85 for little red school house   08-05-2012
rubylynns --> deathbeforedishes for Ruby Gloom   08-05-2012
juliel85 --> rubylynns for granny square hoop   08-05-2012
Poison_Of_Gull --> juliel85 for Owls   08-06-2012
TheManicCrafter --> Poison_Of_Gull for Steampunk   08-06-2012
deathbeforedishes --> TheManicCrafter for flower garden   08-08-2012
Homerof2 --> deathbeforedishes for cute monsters   08-08-2012
RebeccaJay --> Homerof2 for Dandelions   08-08-2012
Alliekat914 --> RebeccaJay for Hunger Games   08-09-2012
fancybutch --> Alliekat914 for Firefly   08-09-2012
Poison_Of_Gull --> fancybutch for Robots!   08-10-2012
cursive_queen --> Poison_Of_Gull for something Adventure time   08-10-2012
denorange --> cursive_queen for Dr Who   08-12-2012
DaisyTattoo --> denorange for Mario Bros   08-15-2012
time --> DaisyTattoo for Shel Silverstein   08-15-2012
deathbeforedishes --> time for Futurama   08-19-2012
Alliekat914 --> deathbeforedishes for something Star Wars   08-21-2012
« Last Edit: August 24, 2012 08:54:09 PM by Averia » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2012 06:59:51 PM »

Time to open the swap for claims! First person up is... me! Here's the last claim from last round.


I am sneaking in one last claim as I close this round down.

I claim mousee23 for Princess Bride Send out date June 6th.

About Me: My name is Laura and I live in Maryland with my husband, 3 kids, a dog, a cat, and a mini rex rabbit

I love cross stitch and embroidery and I have a large wall set aside for hoops. It has had many beautiful additions from swapping, but there is a ton of room left to fill.

I am a huge fan of Firefly/Serenity, steampunk, and the color blue in all shades. Most rooms in my house are white or beige with blue accents, my living room is pale green. I need some color. I'm trying to make our house feel something like a beach cottage (even tho we are about 30 minute drive from the Chesapeake bay) but the house has more of an overstuffed, cluttered, lived in feel.

Here are my themes!

    lyrics to the Firefly theme song
    monochromatic in blues
    a mini cross stitched quilt (any pattern)
    silly frogs/tree frogs/faerie frog
    Celtic knotwork
    Meowth/Team Rocket
    Pirate wench/pirate girl
    a dark/goth faerie
    Pinterest surprise
    Anything at all that inspires you

« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2012 09:45:40 PM »

I claim Averia for blackwork
Send by July 21st


I'm Cindy and I live in Alberta, Canada.  I love bright colors (except mint green and baby blue) but I also like dark purple, dark blue and dark green.  I want solid backgrounds for my hoops rather than a busy material as I like the work to really stand out.  Please don't send me anything with profanity or nudity and I'd ask that you don't use felt to create any part of the hoop (except for backing.)  I have enough with felt right now.  Smiley

My themes:

      - Teddybears
      - Mr. Potatoe Head
      - snowmen
      - Old sewing machines
      - Old telephones
      - Old typewriters
      - anything from my hoop board on Pinterest - here's the link
      - dandelions (the more realistic looking, the better)
      - cross stitch/embroidery themed
« Last Edit: July 18, 2012 11:00:41 AM by Homerof2 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2012 10:05:35 AM »

I claim homerof2 for a Pinterest surprise!


Hi Im Ruby, I live in Ohio. I have been married for 6 years to a wonderful husband and have a wild little 3 year old boy.  I also have 2 kitty cats that I love/hate depending on the day HAH!   I have a small obsession with pinterest so you will find lots and lots of ideas on there.  I have a board of hoops I like and also please look at the board of hoops Ive received! Thanks.   I will be on Vacation the week of July 7th till the 14th. My mail will all be held at the post office till the 16th. 


- anything from sublime stitching
- pink stand mixer
-satin stitched barbie silhouette
-anything from my pinterest hoop board.
-zelda theme a link to the past is my favorite game. 
-mario brothers theme
-cutesy ie: kites, laundry line, tree swing
-skulls or sugar skulls
-scarygirl by Nathan Jurevicius  http://www.scarygirl.com/ scarygirl or blister in a hoop would be great. 
-I love urban threads any of their patterns. 
-a hoop with a granny square embroidered on it.  I think this is a really cool concept and major plus points if someone picks it! 

I *heart* Pintrest


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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2012 02:50:13 PM »

I claim rubylynns for something pinteresting.

Hi Im Rebecca, Im 23 and I live in the North East of England. I still live at home with my Dad but he works away Monday to Friday, but thats ok because I have my lovely boyfriend and 2 cutie pie cats to keep me company through the week.

I am going for a certain look with my fledgeling hoop wall, its probably easier to say what NOT to include, as I dont want to limit creativity, but I would prefer:
-no neon colours
-nothing too eco/hippy
- no rudey-nudeys (live with dad + hoop wall being in a shared room would = AWKWARRRRD!)
- a more grown up / classy feel Fun is fine, but overly cartoony would be a shame

Hah, Im being awkward arent I ??

THEMES! In no particular order.

-   Cryptozoology (I got an awesome kraken last round a bigfoot/sasquatch/yeti would be ace!)
-   DisneyLand - more the rides than the characters. Tower of terror and Haunted Mansion are my faves
-   All seeing eye pyramid
-   Hunger Games
-      Something Pinterest-y ( I only just got it, but it's constantly getting bigger!) http://pinterest.com/okrebeccajay/
-      Native American (feathers, wolves, dreamcatchers etc..)
« Last Edit: July 01, 2012 03:33:56 PM by RebeccaJay » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2012 06:50:58 PM »

I claim Rebeccajay for something Pinteresty.

Hi! I'm Kerstin, a mom of two teens in New Jersey. I love to garden and have lots of fibery hobbies. I love sci-fi and  anything geeky, and am not a fan of neon colors.

Hyperbole and a Half- I love the Alot, God of Cake and Clean all the things! Well I love ALL of them actually!
Miyazaki movies-Totorro, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away
Doctor Who,dalek's, K-9,Tardis, cybermen
Firefly Serenity, funny quotes-anything!
Dr Horrible
The Guild
Star Wars
Robots-any kind
2001 the movie, hal 9000
sheep, spinning wheels, knitting
Shaun the sheep, or any mischievous animals
Cute monsters
Super Grover
Beaker, Animal, Crazy Harry from the Muppets
slugs, snails, ferns
Jane Austen books
Colorful happy designs
anything inspired by my pinterest
« Last Edit: July 06, 2012 08:08:23 PM by dragonflyducky » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2012 07:14:48 PM »

I claim dragonflyducky for The Guild or Dr. Horrible (can't decide yet but I love both) !

first claim

Hey there, Im Robin, I live a rich and complex life (as my sister and I say, and then laugh) in Toronto, Canada.  When not working, I love playing on the computer, scifi, craft blogs, my fabulous friends, my cats, and goofy crafts.  Im open to anything except religious themes, definitely ok are nudity, swears, politics, and absurdity.

My themes for this months hoopla are

1.   Robots (now and always)
2.   Cute monsters or aliens
3.   Cameras, new or antique
4.   Firefly, Dr. Horrible
5.   Great quotes, including inspirational, funny, sarcastic, or just plain strange
6.   Graffiti, street art, or cityscapes
7.   Space, planets, galaxies, stars, moons, the earth
8.   Animals in clothes
9.   Pinterest inspired  http://pinterest.com/fancybutch/

Have fun and happy stitching!

"I reserve my right to be complex." Leslie Feinberg
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2012 08:46:28 AM »

I claim FancyButch for animals in clothes.
Send by July 23.


My name is Danielle and I live in Alberta Canada with my hubby and 2 small children.

I like any size hoops.  Im pretty open to colors. My hoopla wall is pretty eclectic too.   My pinterest is a good source to see what I like. I am pretty open to most styles. Though I'm not a fan of the old style dancing fruit. (And please no mustaches, I have like 5 hoops that are mustache hoops. I still love the staches, but want more variety!!)
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/canamharris
My themes:
1.   A  carved tree (like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/287456388685236068/ or this: http://pinterest.com/pin/287456388685238487/ )
2.   Paris/Eiffel tower
3.   Something based off the Beatles song Black Bird. (Very fitting since we live in an area called the crowsnest!)
4.   Narwhals
5.   Dr. Who
6.   Audrey Hepburn/ Breakfast at Tiffanys
7.   Seattle (We moved to Alberta from Seattle where I spent my entire life up till now! And I miss it there!)
8.   Princess bride
9.     anatomical heart
10.    antique keys
11.    books/reading in general
12.   Something inspired by my pinterest

For others in my family:
13.   Star Wars for the hubby (We have a wookie hoop already but any star wars would be awesome for him) or Vancouver Canucks hockey themed for him.
14.   Pirate themed for my sons room
15.   Something Disney princess inspired or butterflies for my daugthers room.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2012 08:19:40 AM by canamharris » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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