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#1 of 68 Old 06-22-2011, 08:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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OK here is the official thread to sign up. I changed the dates slightly from the last thread to allow for more shipping time.

 

**The cutoff day for signing up will be July 10th.

 

**On July 11th I will PM my address and # of beads needed to those who are participating.

 

**Then you will have until July 18th to send them to me along with a self addressed postage paid mailer or money for postage if you are outside the US and think that would work easier. You will probably want to send a padded mailer in case there are glass or fragile type beads.

 

**I will sort the beads and mail out by as soon as I receive them all or by August 8th at the latest.

 

Sorry to move the dates up so much but I would love it if everyone could receive their beads prior to labor, you could start shopping for and select your bead now and then purchase once we have the final count. If you would like to add a card with words of encouragement you may do that also.

 

Here is the list of those signed up ( I took names from the other thread so if you do not want to be included but I put you on here just let me know.)

 

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I'm sorry, I should have said on the other thread. I adore the idea and would love to participate, but am just overwhelmed with To Do's right now and am cutting out everything I can that involves running errands. I cannot get this done by that date (partly because I will be out of country for much of the time between now and the deadline.) I will be sending lots of virtual good birthing vibes, but sadly, no beads!


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I would like to do it but hte new dates DO NOT WORK!!!! That just isn't enought time!! I will be out of town for 2 wks in July from the 9th till the 22nd.

I personally don't see the problem with the old dates.... I think it allowed plenty of time. If people were worried about getting them to you internationally then extending the dates between when you receive and when you ship makes more since then moving up the swap. If you can't change the dates maybe you can get me your address ahead of time and I can guess the ammount of beads needed, I don't know. I really want to do this though.


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thumb.gif Awesome!


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Nicole- do you live in the US? If so I think the beads would ship to me within a week? So you would still have until August 1st to ship them to me and if you pick out what you want ahead of time and then just purchase them when you get back from vacation and ship? I could push the date I ship out back a week too..my thinking in moving it up was that it's  likely some mamas will go into labor early so I would like everyone to have their beads by the beginning of Sept.... we will make it work Nicole...I want everyone who wants in to be in :)


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Thanks. That would be great. I will get them to you as soon as we get back. Maybe I could buy them on my trip? I love doing the bead exchange and am looking forward to it.

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Whoops, I am already on the list so no need to respond to this one. orngbiggrin.gif

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I didn't think this was going to be an issue, but it looks like it just might... The postal strike here just continues and there is no end in sight that I've heard of. The post offices in the US are currently not accepting packages for Canada, or so I found out when I bought some yarn off a fellow-Raveler a few weeks ago. irked.gif Stupid Canada mail. If we still have no mail service by July 11, I think I'm going to have to pass on the bead exchange.


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I didn't think this was going to be an issue, but it looks like it just might... The postal strike here just continues and there is no end in sight that I've heard of. The post offices in the US are currently not accepting packages for Canada, or so I found out when I bought some yarn off a fellow-Raveler a few weeks ago. irked.gif Stupid Canada mail. If we still have no mail service by July 11, I think I'm going to have to pass on the bead exchange.


The back to work legislation recieved royal assent last night!!  The mail will resume on tuesday!

 


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Oh yay!!! That means I am definitely in! orngbiggrin.gif

Thanks so much for the heads up, Tricia!


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add me please. this is so great!

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count me in! I did this last time with my ddc and it was great!

 

Holly, if you could PM me your address early on July 11 I could get the package ready to go and send it out that day since we will be leaving for vacation the 12th.


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Er, what ARE birth beads?


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Er, what ARE birth beads?


Any kind of bead you want! Hand blown glass, glass, plastic, wood, medal, magnetic, big, little, medium, plain, colorful, etc. Each mama in the exchange sends in her beads for the number of women that have signed up. She can include a message if she wants to. Then the organizer takes all the beads and puts one of each type and then sends them back. Once you have them you can make a necklace, bracelet, or whatever and wear it during birth.

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Wanted to bump this up in case anyone else wants to sign up today. I will send out my address and the count early tomorrow morning (around 7am central time) because it is my sons birthday and we have a busy day planned...so please sign up before then if you want in :) and make sure your name is on the list in the first post..I'd hate to miss anyone!


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I am going to close the group now..i assume if anyone wanted to sign up they would have by now. I will send the PM in a few minutes...I have so much going on tomorrow so I'd rather just do it now..I hope that's ok with everyone.

 


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MEGGLES-Apparently I can only send 10 messages a day and after midnite still doesn't count as a new day...so meggles I was unable to PM you..please email me at luvhjd@gmail.com and I will send you the info that way.


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Woo, I got my beads!  They're glass, so don't use them for nursing beads afterwards.  They're red, which makes me think of blood and insides, but in a lovely way.  The insides of our bodies are gorgeous and powerful and making a whole new human!

 

I actually have enough to send two for everyone, since they came on a string, but that would be weird, right?   I shouldn't do that. 

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I don't think 2 beads would be weird, if you have them. Could be nice to even out the bracelet/necklace.

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Not weird at all! 


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Bought and mailed my beads today!  Can't wait to see the variety we all end up with.

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Mailing mine tomorrow!


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I'm going out on the hunt today to find what I want to get. Can't wait to see what everyone else has picked out!


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Other Canadian mamas, how much are you calculating for postage on your self-addressed return envelope? Are you putting money in with your beads? How much? 

I found a bunch of old American stamps, they are for 39 cents I believe, so I would need a bunch of them and I'm not sure if the mail will accept that.


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Alright, I put mine in a mailbox yesterday. I hope the post office can handle it and I really hope they weren't over 13 ounces since I didn't notice that mailbox restriction till I'd already dropped them in there.

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got my beads...now to mail them ;)


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