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[ENDED] Crochetville Doily Swap - LAST DAY to mail your doily IS TODAY!!


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#21 Chie

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 06:49 PM

I'm in!!! :D
I filled the survey already, Julie. :hook

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#22 Julie

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 07:00 PM

Alright, call me ditzy, having a blonde moment, etc etc etc....but I forgot what size doily I signed up for. I know I clicked no preference at first but did I change that to large or small? I really don't care either way but I would like to know so I can start planning! I was so excited I didn't even print out the survey that I had completed! DUH!!!


:D You signed up for a small doily, 8" or less

So far we have 5 for small doilies, 2 for large and 7 with no preference. Thank you ladies!!

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 07:02 PM

:D You signed up for a small doily, 8" or less

So far we have 5 for small doilies, 2 for large and 7 with no preference. Thank you ladies!!

Can I change it to the large???? Perty pleeeeeeease????? I promise, whoever gets my doily won't be disappointed.
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 07:03 PM

On another note: are the doilies supposed to be round, or can they be square, oblong, etc.? Told ya I was a pain!


I think any shape is fine... but that might be something you'll want to talk to your swap partner about when they are assigned. Like: did you specifically want a round doily, or is another shape okay? :)

You guys are making me want to sign up, but I just don't think I have the time this go 'round.

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 07:07 PM

Can I change it to the large???? Perty pleeeeeeease????? I promise, whoever gets my doily won't be disappointed.


Yes, you can. I just realized you said that before. ;) Consider it done.

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 07:12 PM

:clap :hug :ty Julie!!! :day :jumpyay :woo
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 07:28 PM

I have a pattern for a 12 inch square, so hopefully my partner will like one that size and shape...of course if they don't want that, I guess I have to go shopping for...MORE PATTERNS!!! :devil

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 09:10 PM

Me, me, me, me!!:jumpyay:jumpyay:jumpyay:jumpyay This will be my first swap and I'm so excited! (I hide it well, don't I :D).
Can I send out multiple doilies but receive only one? I have lots of doilies/patterns stacked up. Will it be okay to send out stuff I made a time ago? It's unused, only waiting for a loving home....But I'd love the excuse to make more too...:hook:hook:hook
I've filled in the survey, by the way. :)

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 10:27 PM

YAY! One for doilies! :cheer Count me in as well! I can't wait to start :hook

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 06:52 AM

So we are doing one doily for one person and that is it? Or are we sending 2 or 3 over the course of 50 days? Sorry I want to join and I found a pattern that I can understand, I wanted to make sure.

Also how do I know if I want to do under or above 8"? I looked at the pattern and it looks bigger than 8" but it doesnt give exact unless I am missing it?


Ideally speaking we are only doing a doily for one person. I'm still a little torn on that. In a few days I'll post a little poll question and see what everyone thinks about it, but want to give more people time to sign up first.

Somewhere on the pattern it should state how large the doily will be when finished. I know I've stumbled across a few online that don't specify. I'd select the "either one is fine" to be safe, and then I'd pair you up with someone who selected the same choice.

Can I send out multiple doilies but receive only one? I have lots of doilies/patterns stacked up. Will it be okay to send out stuff I made a time ago? It's unused, only waiting for a loving home....But I'd love the excuse to make more too...:hook:hook:hook



;) I hadn't thought of that one either. We can work something out if you want but usually you would only get the address of the person you are swapping with, not the whole list. You could also sign up for the RAOKs too, and RAOK people with doilies that are just waiting to be adopted. :D

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 07:05 AM

You could also sign up for the RAOKs too, and RAOK people with doilies that are just waiting to be adopted.



I have signed up for the RAOKs, and have been checking. I guess I should look for people asking for "handmade" and "homemade" stuff...:think:think in general or doilies in particular.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 07:16 AM

I haven't made a doily in so long this might be the :kick I need to get to making some more.

I filled out the survey and chose the smaller one since I want to be able to finish before the deadline and am not sure if I can finish a larger one.

Edit: I may switch to the larger doily if I can find one that isn't too large, I'll let you know.

I've changed my mind, I found a large doily I really like, put me down for a large.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 09:43 AM

I have signed up for the RAOKs, and have been checking. I guess I should look for people asking for "handmade" and "homemade" stuff...:think:think in general or doilies in particular.


Swapnae I think anyone would love ANYTHING crocheted....even if they arent a big time "user" of doilies...for the simple fact..its handmade, crocheted more specifially, and art is art, right???? :hug

I've been pouring over doliy patterns like a mad woman LOL!!!:D

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 09:57 AM

I have signed up for the RAOKs, and have been checking. I guess I should look for people asking for "handmade" and "homemade" stuff...:think:think in general or doilies in particular.

LOL, there are quite a few people who have doilies on their lists! I myself am not a threadie but absolutely love doilies - you can be sure I'll be following this thread to see what doilies people make/recevie! :)

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 10:13 AM

A friend of mine gave me a bunch of old craft magazines. Some are craft, some crochet specific, some knit/crochet. I found a doily pattern from an April, 1986 issue of one of them and am trying it.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 03:02 PM

How are we to mail the doilies? Rolled in a tube? Flat with cardboard to protect?

I am trying to determine which mailing address to use, and this might help me decide! I have my US PO Box address which accepts anything that can be stuffed inside an Airborne Express bag to be re-mailed to me, or my address in Belgium which results in more expensive postage costs - if I can make it cheaper for the wonderful person who get my name, I would like to do so! :)

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 07:06 PM

Perhaps those with special mail needs could specify that they need the item to fit a certain size package:mail such as a large mailing envelope or shortened paper towel roll. How would you normally ship a doily, anyway? Stiffened and rolled over something, or do you mail them 'soft' and the reciever stiffen them? It's so damp right now I could starch something to death and it still wouldn't stand up straight.


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Posted 17 June 2005 - 08:18 PM

Shipping large doilies is definitely a consideration. I just sent a 22" one wrapped around a gift wrap tube in a poster mailer and it arrived okay. It wasn't stiffened of course, just blocked. Sending overseas in a poster mailer might be hard - I know the cheaper postage rates for Global Priority are for the flat mailers. I've used those before too, just stuck a piece of cardboard in the envelope with the doily to keep it flat... it's an option. Maybe check with the post office for a suggestion on how to package them to ship overseas. :think

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 09:16 PM

I too have been pouring over my pattern books. I haven't made a doily for a while. Should be fun to do this. I don't plan on shipping stiffened, just blocked. Hope that will be okay? We live in such a damp climate I rarely stiffen anything as it doesn't hold up well. I just block them and they do fine.

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 12:26 AM

Would it be ok to just block a doily and mail it off in an envelope? I'm thinking cardboard and stuff would raise the postage costs.... still:think