Welcome Swappers

This is a Swap Blog where anything goes...We welcome crocheters, knitters, stitchers, all crafters. We will swap books, yarn, pen pal letters, post cards, or anything we desire! So come on in and grab that cup of tea or java and sit a spell and sign up, you'll regret it if you don't!!! It's fun! It's simple! And it's Swap madness!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sign Up for November Swap

It's that time again to sign up for the November Swap. Just comment here if you want to swap this month and I will be assigning partners by the 5th of the month.

Please note that the same rules apply and be sure and read them to make sure you can make the commitment before you sign up.

Be sure to get your packages out early this month to make it before the holiday..

Thanksgiving Swap: Some Trivia: Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Sarah Josepha Hale, an editor with a magazine, started a Thanksgiving campaign in 1827 and it was result of her efforts that in 1863 Thanksgiving was observed as a day for national thanksgiving and prayer. Abraham Lincoln issued a 'Thanksgiving Proclamation' on third October 1863 and officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving. Whereas earlier the presidents used to make an annual proclamation to specify the day when Thanksgiving was to be held. President Franklin D. Roosevelt restored Thursday before last of November as Thanksgiving Day in the year 1939. He did so to make the Christmas shopping season longer and thus stimulate the economy of the state. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States. But it was Thomas Jefferson who opposed him. It is believed that Franklin then named the male turkey as 'tom' to spite Jefferson. $1 is the average cost per pound in of a frozen whole turkey.
The long fleshy skin that hangs over a turkey's beak is called a snood.
The color of a wild turkey's naked head and neck area can change blue when mating.
Male turkeys are nicknamed "toms" while females are called "hens."
When turkeys reach maturity they can have as many as 3,500 feathers!
Faster than a speeding bullet--Wild turkeys can run up to 55 miles an hour! so ladies don't try to catch one for this year as he might out run you! LOL

You will send your swap partner:

  1. A pattern related to any Thanksgiving decoration or theme or something with a Fall theme
  2. All the notions and yarn to complete your pattern
  3. Fall colored ribbons, beads, or buttons [see your partner's likes]
  4. A Thanksgiving or Fall Surprise gift
  5. A Thanksgiving or "warm" favorite recipe
  6. One Thanksgiving or fall tablesetting, napkins, tablecloth, placemat, centerpiece, or ??
  7. A crochet or knit magazine from the month of November

Ok now comment and sign up for the swap! Happy Swapping ladies.....


Living on the Spit said...

I am going to skip November's swap but I definitely be back for December.


Lori Lynn said...

I'm in. This is addicting!

mazzam said...

We don't really do Thanksgiving over here but I am happy to run with the fall (autumn) theme so please count me in.

Lysebab said...

I am in. I love to swap.

Anonymous said...

Did you get my email? I'd love to participate.

sheila said...

I don't decorate or really do anything with fall colors, so I'll skip this month and be ready for December when it rolls out :)

Anonymous said...

I'm mailing mind out today.