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Birth/wishing/prayer beads

Would anyone be interested in doing this? My last DDC did it and it was a special keepsake

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Definitely! Last time around my DDC didn't do it (we talked about it but never got it off the ground) but we asked friends who live far away and couldn't be here for the shower or in the days/months before/after DS was born to send beads. It was SO so special, we still have all the beads hanging in a mobile above our bed. In fact, I kind of want to get them down, because DS is probably old enough now to play with them!

In any case, I'm definitely not planning something like that again with friends this time, and would love to do it with our DDC! And maybe since there are so few of us who are really active, we can each send a few more beads than "usual"? I don't know how it usually works? I bet we could think of something creative.

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Can I take part even from Malaysia?
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@aliciahorsley totally!

Last time we asked (I coordinated the mailings) that people include 1-3 beads and little notes to include with each along with some money (cash or paypalled) to cover shipping back. For US addresses it was about $3. We tried to have all the beads by the time the latest due was 30-weeks along

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I'm in! How do we get it off the ground?
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How does this sound?

Participants (I'll edit as people say they want to join in):
- justlizzy
- FyerFly
- aliciahorsley
- lerisha

I'll leave the list to participate open until Mother's Day (May 14th), and beads need to arrive to me by the end of May so there is plenty of time to turn all the beads around and we all have time to do our crafty things with the loose beads

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Also, some examples of what people did with the beads are in the thread of my last DDC

https://www.mothering.com/forum/17634...l#post18720145

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@justlizzy sounds perfect, thanks for coordinating! Those necklaces from your last DDC came out so beautifully!!!

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Bump -- who else wants in?

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Also -- would anyone mind if we invited the September moms? I know @FyerFly and I are on the cusp of having either Aug or Sept babies.

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Oooh @justlizzy I love that idea!!! I kind of wish we could merge our DDC's (Aug and Sept). Maybe we could start a cross-DDC chat thread or something similar

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@justlizzy , the more the merrier as far as I'm concerned!
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Ok -- hopping over to September to extend the invite!

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@FyerFly
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@ler isha

Looks like we only have a few takers -- do we want to proceed? We could also do a quarter yard fabric exchange

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@justlizzy I'm definitely still up for it!

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Me too! Sorry I'm not very active at the moment. I'm not having much time to sit in front of the computer right now and trying to use the forums on my somewhat ancient smartphone has proved, well, frustrating at best. Is there talk of moving over to facebook??
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@lerlisha yes I think we're going to start a secret FB group very soon -- stay tuned!! I'm so sad we don't have more action here, but if FB is easier for you and others, might be a better way to go anyway

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