Thursday, August 30, 2007

Due to popular demand...

Hi all,
I have gotten a couple of questions about assigning numbers and names of people in groups...

Ok... The numbers thing... We will be opening gifts (should you choose to participate instead of tearing into your gifts the second that they arrive) starting Dec. 14th which would equal 12 Days of Christmas and our last gift would be opened Christmas Day... In the swap that inspired this one, the hostess did assign numbers... I was thinking that it would be easier to NOT assign a number because if someone had to drop out of the swap at the last minute, there would be a day (maybe in the middle, maybe at the end) where there would be no gift to open. If we do not assign numbers, I can make adjustments once gifts arrive to me and then I would attach number tags so that you would have a gift opening track to follow... Does that make sense? If you really, really wanted a number we can talk but I thought it might be easier on you all this way. I don't mean to be pessimistic talking about people dropping out (and I do have a wait list to fill in if need be) but I like to expect the best and plan for the not so best. Seriously, contact me if you would really enjoy being assigned a number.

Names of folks in your group... Numbers aside, if you wanted to do something personal for people in your group and write out a gift tag for them (this could be a creative solution the number assignments) below I have provided the first names of people in all the groups. It is true that you will see my name in each of the groups. I SWEAR that I am not gift greedy!! My motive to be in all the groups was purely for documenting purposes so that I would be able to photograph and post all the gifts that were exchanged... OK... And I like gifts! But that's just a happy by-product of hosting the swap... Also please remember that that means I have to make 33 gifts!! It will be hard work but some how I will get through. ;)

Please do contact me if there's anything else I can do to help you all out.
Best Wishes, Holly :)

Group 1-
Dawn
Sabine
Jamie
Karyn
Lilla
Barbara
Lisa
Darlene
Norma
Sheri
Nell
Holly

Group 2-
Yooper
Desiree
Belinda
Mollie
Theresa
Mimi
Robin
Tracy
Sarah
Jen
Sallianne
Holly

Group 3-
Melanie
Rachael
Liz
Lotte
Stefania
Angela
Pat
Chris
Rashell
Vivian
Patrice
Holly

6 comments:

stefania said...

Hi Holly,
I've read right now your post and what you have decided about numers is fine for me.
can't wait to start and make some christmas gifts for the swap.
hugs
stefania

Tracy said...

Thanks Holly, that makes it much easier :)
My creations are about 25% done and can't wait to get them out to you, it's so exciting ! ( wiggling like a little kid )

Dawn Sellers said...

You totally deserve to be in all three groups Holly - this is no small task! I'm trying to decide what to make and haven't quite yet finalized it. This is going to be a great swap and I'm so happy you are hosting!

Wagon Mom said...

In the next couple of days I should be done with mine. :) Having some time last week and then a holiday weekend really helped!!! Sewing machine has been running non-stop. lol

Sheri said...

whatever you decide i think we will all do! why don't you post a pic of what your opening and then we check and do the same that day? anyways.. i'm so excited to be in this swap... mine are also about 25% done... :)

Holly said...

So happy you all are checking in and have made progress on your gifts! I'm back to work now and this is my little island oasis that I sneak away to. Thank Goodness for the Internet!! Can't wait to see what you all make... I do plan to post pics of what each group gets on each day. Leaves are starting to change here in New England so it makes it a touch more believable that the holidays are approaching.
Thanks, Holly :)