Monday, May 18, 2009

Brand New Swap On The Way

With a little help from Julie and Jo I am running a Christmas Advent Swap for 2009.
The swap is open for sign ups now and closes on the 1st October 2009. Parcels must be mailed by 9th November 2009 and to be received by 30th November 2009.
How does it work?
The idea is to put together a package containing 24 small gifts around the $2 - $3 mark ie measuring tape, some DMC threads, hand cream, pack of needles, fat quarter etc.
Each one of these parcels is wrapped and numbered 2 - 25. A handmade major gift must also be made and wrapped and included. The major gift must be numbered No 1. Ideas could be a Tote Bag, Mini Quilt etc
On the 1st December - The first gift numbered 25 is opened, On the 2nd December the gift numbered 24 is opened and so on until christmas morning when the major gift is opened.
This will be a direct swap and communication with your partner is encouraged. Participants must have a blog.
If you would like to join please e-mail me at goldwen at bigpond dot com with the following information :-
E-Mail Address
Blog Address
Prepared to send overseas? - Yes or No
Favourite Colours :-
Favourite Sweet/Chocolate :
It will be so much fun - I hope that you decide to join in. Feel free to use the Advent Swap Logo above.
Hugs -


zigzago said...

Hi Fiona, great swap, going to mail you, want to take part of it.

Leanne said...

I'd love to join this swap, I've e-mailed you all my details,


Cathy said...

Yes Im in...will send details, Cathy

zigzago said...

Hi Fiona, have you got my mail? Can I put the link on my blog or do I've to wait? Renata.

Peggy said...

Hi Fiona,I have not had time to visit blogs for a while as I have been so busy and am trying to catch up now. I did a double take on seeing the advent logo, someone is thinking of Christmas and I have hardly time to deal with summer! The photo of maddie is beautiful and she is growing so fast.

Jennifer said...

I'm in!!..emailing you my details next:)

Melinda said...

Love your new header Fiona. Did you do it yourself?

Erre54 said...

here I'm .I send you an e-mail
ciao from Italia

Country Nanny said...

Hi Fiona, I'm Elisa and I'm from Italy. I'd like to join to your fantastic swap. I'm going to mail you my detail next.
Hughs and kisses, Elisa

Valeriacrea said...

Hi Fiona, I'm from Italy, my name is Valeria and I want to join your swap, I think it's wonderful to swap with other countries!
I'll send you a mail with my details!
Kisses, Valeria

grandmarockton said...

YES, and who doesn't love CHOCOLATE! Can oversea or not just count me in!

Unknown said...

hi ,fiona!!can I participate? a greeting!

Sandy in Buenos Aires said...

Hi Fiona! What a great idea! I'd love to join your swap, count me in. I'm sending you an e-mail right now.

DivertiCreando said...

Hi Fiona... here I'm!!!
I'm just going to mail you!!!
Francesca (IT)

Marina said...

Fiona hello can I join?
My name is Marina my blog is and my email is marina.annoni @
hello thanks

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a lovely coming♥x

lunitien said...

CIAO!hi!WONDERFUL SWAP!I will give you my data, email ready!!

RG said...

Oooh Fiona,

I really love the sound of this swap, so I'm going to be watching for a while and if I finish my other commitments, then I'd love to join you, but want to make sure first I have the time...
You have some great girls helping you here... what a wonderful idea!!
Watching and hoping...
Robyn xx

Francesca said...

Hello Fiona here I'm!!!
My name is Francesca my blog is and my email is

Silvia "OrkaLoca" Dell'Aere said...

HI ^_^
this is a great swap, I've sent you an email. hope You've got it ^_^

bye bye!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Add me too....;-)

monique said...

I would love to join this wonderful swap.
at the moment I can't email you because ourcomputer has prpblems and I can't open my email accaount. but as soon as it works again I will send you an email.

Dori said...

Hi Fiona, my name is Dori and I'm from Italy. I'd like to join your swap.
I'll send you a mail with my details!
greetings, Dori

Tangee said...

I'm in for this one. It sounds like a lot of fun.

Nata per sognare said...

Hi Fiona! Wonderful swap. Can I partecipate?
Thank you


Gina's Custom Creations said...

I'm interested in joining this swap! I'll email you my details!

Gina's Custom Creations said...

Oops...forgot to leave you my blog link:

Unknown said...

Hi Fiona, this swap is fantastic!!!
I'm!!! Can I have your mail?

ღ Luci ღ said...

wonderful this your exchange, us task some days and then I make to know you! For the time being me they are enrolled in your supporters, soon


Mad about Craft said...

I would love to join this swap. I have e-mailed you but I don't think I've had a reply so I'll e-mail you again.

Bunny said...

This sounds like a fun thing to do. I will email you.

monique said...

I also would love to join this great swap.I will send you my detsils.

monique said...

I have tried to email you but the email didn't work, so if you please can send me an email so I can answer it. thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'd love too! Can't wait. I've sent you an email.

Rachelle x

Bec Clarke said...

I have had this bookmarked for a while and have decided it is too good to pass up.
I am e-mailing you now, sooooo exciting.

Rita said...

hi Fiona... I'm rita from italy... wonderful swap... this is the post on my blog and now I will send the mail with my personal information... thanks

Rita said...

ops.. the link :p

Silvia_ said...

Hi Fiona, we are Silva & Raffaella from Italy we want to take part to your beautiful swap!!! We're going to mail you!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Hi Fiona!!!! Please count me in. I'm new to swapping and this one sounds grand. I'm emailing you my information. Thanks!


Sigrid said...

Hi Fiona,
I've sent you an email. I look forward to this swap. It's enough time to sew for it. Great!
Sigrid from Germany

Sigrid said...

Hi Fiona,
it's me again. My email failed, I've got it back. Please send me an email, so I can send you my informations.
Sigrid from Germany

Marlene said...

I'm new to swapping but this sounds so much fun. I'm in.

Barb said...

Count me in and I perfer not to ship international...sorry...I love all the international blogs but it is just tooo costly from here.

Sigrid said...

Hi Fiona,
I hope yo've got my email :-)
I forgot to tell you, that I like to send overseas.

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Sounds fun but given my sewing skills aren't so great any recipient of my gift would be sorely disappointed!

Sad to say I think I'd best leave it this time.

Kerstin said...

What a wonderful idea!
I´d like to join this swap
greetings from Germany


Sue said...

I've emailed all my details. I hope I can find the time for this swap. What am I saying? Of course I will find the time, it's the housework, meals, paid job and sleep which wont happen.

Kaylee said...

I'd love to join the Advent Swap, this is my very first craft swap and am very excited, will e-mail you shortly with my details.



nanotchka said...

I would love to be part of the Advent Swap. Please put me down and I will e-mail you.

Anonymous said...


Denysem said...

Hi, my name is Denyse and love to join this swap.

Unknown said...

Hi Fiona, I just found out about you through Sandra @ Pepperberry & Co, and I love to join!

You can contact me at my blog. :)

titti said...

Hi Fiona!
I'm very interesting to join your swap :-)
I found it on of Francesca
I contact you by mail and I insert photo and link on my blog
I'm very happy!!!
Greetings from Italy, Turin
Smack Titti

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