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Old 12-04-2007, 11:21 PM
 
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Mine came yesterday and they are all so pretty! Thank you so much, Mama Volpe, for putting this together and to all the mamas who sent such pretty beads. I'd love to see pictures of how everyone strings theirs.
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Got my beads yesterday. The stories are amazing! I bought some elastic cord to made a bracelet, but there are too many beads (which is a good thing!) and not enough for a full necklace. Anyone else doing something creative with theirs? The nursing necklace is a great idea, though I'm not sure I'm crafty enough.
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Got my beads yesterday. The stories are amazing! I bought some elastic cord to made a bracelet, but there are too many beads (which is a good thing!) and not enough for a full necklace. Anyone else doing something creative with theirs? The nursing necklace is a great idea, though I'm not sure I'm crafty enough.
I got myself some smaller beads of a pale green color to space between all the Mamas beads to make the necklas a bit longer. It is the perfect length and each bead is spaced a bit apart from the rest so they are more noticable and they don't all just mush together into one.

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Oh NO!

I just got my envelope with a letter in it... AND A HUGE HOLE IN THE ENVELOPE!

There are NO beads in it! Are there any extras? This is so awful! :

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Oh NO!

I just got my envelope with a letter in it... AND A HUGE HOLE IN THE ENVELOPE!

There are NO beads in it! Are there any extras? This is so awful! :
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I don't have any extra for you! I don't know if mama volpe does or not. I am SO sorry.

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Oh no! I don't have any extras, but I'd be willing to go buy a bead and send it to you (it might not be the same one, but it'll be close...). I'm sure others would be happy to do this too.

Hopefully MamaVolpe has extras!
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Oh, that's awful!! I know we were supposed to send roughly 50 beads, and I counted just over 30 back, so I think a lot of mamas who said they were going to participate actually didn't. I'm guessing MV has a fair number of extra beads lying around (if all of us who participated sent in 50). Hopefully that's the case! If not, I will happily send you another .

Mama to M (7/05) and S (5/08) my surprise !!!
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Oh, that's awful!! I know we were supposed to send roughly 50 beads, and I counted just over 30 back, so I think a lot of mamas who said they were going to participate actually didn't. I'm guessing MV has a fair number of extra beads lying around (if all of us who participated sent in 50). Hopefully that's the case! If not, I will happily send you another .
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I know I sent 48 - 50. I bet she has more!!
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If she doesn't have the extras I would be also willing to send you one!

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Thanks, all. I filed a complaint with the Post Office and they're going to give me a call by tomorrow. I have the letter and all the tracking stuff, so the woman said they'd probably be able to find it. Odds are, the bag is in the bottom of someone's mail carrier bag.

I'm hoping it will be solved soon. After the day I had, I REALLY need some good news!

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I rec'd my beads yesterday. It was a little bittersweet. But I am glad I did participate. We lost our little one on November 4th. This weekend I am going shopping for supplies to make a necklace. I will never forget the little one I have lost, and this will help me never forget the wonderful group of ladies I was part of during this time.
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I rec'd my beads yesterday. It was a little bittersweet. But I am glad I did participate. We lost our little one on November 4th. This weekend I am going shopping for supplies to make a necklace. I will never forget the little one I have lost, and this will help me never forget the wonderful group of ladies I was part of during this time.

Mama to M (7/05) and S (5/08) my surprise !!!
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I rec'd my beads yesterday. It was a little bittersweet. But I am glad I did participate. We lost our little one on November 4th. This weekend I am going shopping for supplies to make a necklace. I will never forget the little one I have lost, and this will help me never forget the wonderful group of ladies I was part of during this time.
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My envelope came today too! But only with the letter, no beads! :cry:

I am so sad! I have one of mine, but would there be enough to send me another set? I would happily send money to have them put in a box instead of an envelope.

Bummer!
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My envelope came today too! But only with the letter, no beads! :cry:

I am so sad! I have one of mine, but would there be enough to send me another set? I would happily send money to have them put in a box instead of an envelope.

Bummer!
Make sure to file a complaint with your p.o. They're trying to find my bag, too.

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I got my beads today! Thank you to all the mamas - I became more emotional about it than I had expected!

To all the mamas who lost beads, I have plenty leftover and will be happy to send if yours cannot be found!

Looking forward to putting mine all together!
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:51 AM
 
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You ladies that have beads missing can add me to the list of people that will send you a replacement if the PS is unable to find yours. I had a ton left over of the ones I bought. Just let me know!

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I do have extra beads as some of the mamas never sent theirs in so I can send you some. Just PM me with your address and I will send out the extra sets that I have.

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I don't have any extra for you! I don't know if mama volpe does or not. I am SO sorry.
OMG MINE TOO!!!
and it was in a plastic bag from the post office saying they were sorry for any inconvenience! This makes me so sad, i was going to try a "knitting with beads" thing I saw on knitty gritty the other day. UGH I should have gotten a more indestructible envelope.

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I have not gotten mine yet, but now I am worried that I won't get them...

HUGS to everyone who is having to deal with the postal service
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Whew! I got mine today... THANKS for all the hard work and sweet little bag!!!

I forgot to send a reason for my bead... Here it is:
I picked the hematite disk because, hematite helps to keep inward peace. A peace we can all use right now.

Hugs to all!
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Whew! I got mine today... THANKS for all the hard work and sweet little bag!!!

I forgot to send a reason for my bead... Here it is:
I picked the hematite disk because, hematite helps to keep inward peace. A peace we can all use right now.

Hugs to all!
Oh, I love that! And your bead is right in the center of my necklace, so I'll think of it often. Thanks so much for sharing your reason Steph.
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I too got my beads today. Thanks to all of you who sent them in. They are so lovely. The kids and I were ooing and ahhing over each one. I feel more connected to you all now and will think of all of you when I look at them. I am thinking of something to do with all the beads. I have a friend who had a windchime made with her birthing beads. Perhaps I'll do something like that after the birth.

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I have a friend who had a windchime made with her birthing beads. Perhaps I'll do something like that after the birth.
Ooh! I love that idea! Maybe after the birth, I'll take my necklace apart and do that so I can continue to enjoy it.
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I was thinking of that too! Maybe a bracelet for now, and then some sort of hanging chime to hang in the window of our bedroom, and eventually the nursery. So the babe can enjoy it too...
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I just remailed out an extra set of beads to those of you whom the PO lost their for them. You should be getting them probably this week assuming the PO does not mess up again. Please let me know when you get them, I want to make sure everyone got theirs ok.

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Got mine!
Thank you everyone, they are beautiful. I'm not sure how to arrange them...

MamaVolpe, thank you so much for making this happen! Love the bag, too.

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I just remailed out an extra set of beads to those of you whom the PO lost their for them.
How kind of you to do this!
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I turned my beads into a nursing necklace. I'll post a pic soon!
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Awww, mamavolpe! You Rock!

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