new: obf march: eggs-ceptional ladies, eggs-ceptional luck
OBF March Swap: Eggs-ceptional Ladies, Eggs-ceptional Luck
Our Bloomin’ Friends requires that you be a member of OBF in order to participate in this swap. If you would like more information about membership, contact Shirley or Carol.
I am going to combine 3 fun parts of March into one swap called Eggs-ceptional Ladies, Eggs-ceptional Luck. We need to sign up and move along with this quickly so I made this an easy swap to complete and simple on the pocketbook, too. You can even work on it with your children or grandchildren if you like.
Please sign up by the end of the day March 10. I will announce partners on March 11 and you will be asked to mail by March 13. Depending on the mail service, the hope is you package will arrive by March 16 so your swap partner will have it for St. Patrick’s Day.
The tight time frame means you should start to get your package ready even before you know to whom you are sending! If you have it ready to go by March 11-13, this may work out as planned. If you choose what you send carefully this should be okay in a padded envelope; or if a box is needed, it should be light enough for first class.
What are we focusing on that’s special in March?
St. Patrick’s Day: You will send a greeting card (homemade or store bought) that has an Irish Blessing, a 4-leaf clover, or some other representation of St. Patrick’s Day or Irish luck. A handmade substitute for a card is fine, too, if you want to send a list of Irish Blessings or St. Patty’s’ Day jokes or a word game on a sheet of paper. Just don’t forget the St. Patty’s Day part when you mail!
Easter: You will send 3 “eggs” each containing seeds. Remember to label what the seeds are either inside or outside your eggs. The eggs can be those store bought plastic ones that snap together or you can make your own - any way you like. It can be a flat egg which will be easy to mail. Just think egg shaped and if you cut it out of two sheets of paper or two layers of fabric with an inside space to include your seeds, that’s great. Use scrapbook paper, fabric, pieces of paper bag and glue, tape, or sew them together - anything you like, but we are also going to “decorate” the eggs just a little for the third part of this...
Women’s History Month: Each of your eggs needs to be decorated for Women’s History Month. This can be as simple as putting a label on it with the name of a famous women in history or something special about women’s history. For example you could type out “Clara Barton” or “Clara Barton & the Red Cross” and glue or stitch that to the egg or use it like a gift tag and attach it to the egg. Handwritten, scrabble tiles, letter stickers, any way you like is fine. (Can anyone be so creative as to have the famous woman and the seeds relate to each other: rose seeds labeled with “Rosie the Riveter” for example?)
When you receive your package, list the 3 special women or women’s events that were featured on your eggs.
So signups start now!!!
I should be able to come up with at least one game based on the 3 special parts to the swap this month.
I'm signing up. Who else?
This post was edited by sandlapper_rose on Wed, Mar 6, 13 at 14:16