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  • Yes! Let's do a bead swap via the MDC swap forum.

    Votes: 5 23.8%
  • Yes! Let's do a bead swap via alternate methods.

    Votes: 9 42.9%
  • No, I'm not really interested but thank you anyway.

    Votes: 7 33.3%
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Okay, I don't know if I am allowed to say these things (I'll be happy to edit though) according to the rules of our DDC we can't do a swap here. Here is the post about the Swap forum and its rules <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1117190" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1117190</a><br><br>
I cannot facilitate the swap because I've never swapped on MDC if another mama here who has been in at least 4 swaps wants to host the swap that's fine. Also, one must have been a member for 6 months and have at least 150 posts. I don't know if this rule would leave anyone out and how we feel about that.<br><br>
We could find an alternative medium/locatino for communicating ie email or groups.<br><br>
Please vote and let me know...oh and you can only vote once. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Thanks!<br>
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Anyone else? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Is this like for labor beads?
 

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I voted for MDC swap forum, only because if everyone who wants to be involved qualifies, it would probably be the easiest way of going about it.<br><br>
If ladies in our group would be excluded because the rules regarding how long they've been a member, or how many posts they have, then I'm all for taking it elsewhere so no one is left out.
 

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I've participated in bead swaps in the past and wouldn't mind again. It was pretty fun. I didn't vote just because it doesn't matter to me whether it is a mdc swap or an alternate method. I've got enough posts and time here.<br><br>
I think it more depends on whether those mamas who don't have enough time and/or posts would like to participate.
 

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I voted another way simply because it seems like we do not have a host to handle it for us here.
 

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I say yes. But, in another way if possible. We did this in my last DDC with a Yahoo Group, it worked fine if anyone is interested in coordinating this way!<br><br>
We called it a birth bead swap <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.<br><br>
I didn't use mine for labor/birth beads, but after DD was born I made a necklace for her to play with/use for nursing with them and a bunch of wooden beads I had on hand. She still loves it.<br><br>
But...the best part, was we all included notes with good wishes for the other moms with our beads. About 6 months after she was born I went through the packet and re-read all the little notes and it made me really happy. I put all of them in one little bag together in the baby box I'm saving for DD.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I voted for MDC swap forum, only because if everyone who wants to be involved qualifies, it would probably be the easiest way of going about it.<br><br>
If ladies in our group would be excluded because the rules regarding how long they've been a member, or how many posts they have, then I'm all for taking it elsewhere so no one is left out.</div>
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I agree.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I voted for MDC swap forum, only because if everyone who wants to be involved qualifies, it would probably be the easiest way of going about it.<br><br>
If ladies in our group would be excluded because the rules regarding how long they've been a member, or how many posts they have, then I'm all for taking it elsewhere so no one is left out.</div>
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i agree too! i'd like to be involved, but what exactly is a bead swap? how does it work?
 

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I'd really love to do a bead swap. I don't care which way we do it, really.<br><br>
Do we have a birth bead swap going? or is this going to be our overall bead swap??
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I say yes. But, in another way if possible. We did this in my last DDC with a Yahoo Group, it worked fine if anyone is interested in coordinating this way!<br><br>
We called it a birth bead swap <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.<br><br>
I didn't use mine for labor/birth beads, but after DD was born I made a necklace for her to play with/use for nursing with them and a bunch of wooden beads I had on hand. She still loves it.<br><br>
But...the best part, was we all included notes with good wishes for the other moms with our beads. About 6 months after she was born I went through the packet and re-read all the little notes and it made me really happy. I put all of them in one little bag together in the baby box I'm saving for DD.</div>
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That's exactly how my last ddc did it. It was wonderful. I finished the necklace the day I got them, was so excited.
 

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Okay, well I think that is enough initial interest that I'll go ahead and set us up at yahoo groups over this weekend. I'll post the info once it is done.<br><br>
Looking forward to the fun!<br><br>
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Thanks Jenne!
 
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