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happy mail and an idea

happy mail

Through the wonders of Twitter, I had a little conversation with Chrissy about embroidery floss. You might guess that I'm always up for a good conversation about embroidery floss. We chatted a bit about the good sales at JoAnn, and how she misses them. You see, Chrissy lives in Germany, and such simple supplies cost a great deal more there than they do here in the United States.

My favorite part about this is that Chrissy used to live very close to me, and we never actually met in person. Now that she's so very far away, we decided to do a little swap. So, I mailed her some colors of floss and other embroidery supplies that she wanted, and she mailed me these fun little goodies from Germany. Happy mail days are the best, wouldn't you agree?

This got me thinking...

I've never done a swap here on Wild Olive, but I think it could be fun. Something embroidery related, because we like that sort of thing around here. Something small and easy to make and mail. So here's my question:

Would you be interested in participating in a Wild Olive swap?

Leave your reply here, and if a group of you are up for making something for someone else in the group, I'll fix it and post about it soon.

And thank you to Chrissy for the sweet little package, and for inspiring the possibility of more happy mail being sent out into the world!

UPDATE: Wow! I'm so happy to say that we will officially be going forward with the embroidery swap! Thank you so much for the lovely response! I'll be posting full details and a real sign-up next week, and we'll make it a March swap. Yay!

Also, I'm thrilled with how many of you have left comments for the first time! Welcome, and I look forward to getting to know you more!

63 comments:

  1. Count me in! Love swaps!!!!

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  2. Aw, thank you so much, Mollie! It was so much fun and I am glad you like what I picked for you! Thanks again for everything I got! Will blog about it soon! Hugs xxx
    P.S. I am always up for a fun swap!!

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  3. I'd like to participate! I've never done one before but think it would be fun!!

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  4. Ooh, I'm de-lurking to say I'd love to do a swap :)

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    1. Yay for de-lurking! Welcome!

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  5. I'd love to do this! I've never done a swap and I think this is the perfect time for me to join in one!

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  6. I think it would be really fun, especially if it isn't too overwhelming. Count me in.

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  7. FUN! Count me in...sending mail & getting mail are my 2 favorite things :)

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  8. I think it sounds like lots of fun! I would love to participate!

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  9. I've never done a swap---that would be so much fun! your blog has started me on an embroidery kick.

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  10. I'd love to do a swap!

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  11. Would love to swap. I have been a lurker as they say, but truly love your ideas.

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  12. I'm a bit of a lurker too - and I'd love to swap. Sometimes I get a little lazy, I think a deadline and a swap will keep me motivated!

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  13. Never done it before, but why not?

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  14. count me in too! :)

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  15. Depending on the timeframe I would love to do a swap too!

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  16. I will be interested depending on the details! I do some with friends right now with stuff we can!

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  17. I would be very interested! As long as it's an international swap though, I'm in Canada :-)

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  18. Also de-lurking to say YES to a swap!

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  19. Yes please, I would love to be involved in a swap :)

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  20. That would be fun, but for me too, it depends on the timeframe as it can become really busy around here. :) I've always wanted to participate in a swap though...

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  21. i would totally be into a swap! i love love love getting things in the "actual" mail! i will be watching for your post!

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  22. If it's a small swap I would love to join.

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  23. This is my first time commenting, I am so glad I discovered your blog! I would love to participate in a swap but i am only just getting started with embroidery and live in Australia (long way from US) so it may be a bit of a challenge!

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  24. wow- way to get us "lurkers" out of the closet!!!
    i would LOVE to join in a wild olive swap!!

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  25. Add me to the list! Getting mail is so much fun. :)

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  26. I would love to do an embroidery swap! My partner crapped out on me in the last swap I signed up for and am dying to do another!

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  27. I'm very new to embroidery, but have fallen in love and think a swap sounds so fun. It would be very interesting to see how a group of people all handle the same project in their own unique styles. Not sure if that's exactly what you had in mind, but I'm up for anything!

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  28. I always get to hear about swaps at the tail end of them. Would love to actually get in on one! My sewing room walls are bare and are in need of something pretty!

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  29. I've never done a swap before (though I used to drool over all of the amazing goodies in Craftster swaps), but I'd love to give it a try! :) I'm always up for sending and receiving something fun in the mail.

    ~Kristin

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  30. Now that I bought all those patterns the other day, I could probably stand to make something from them and send it off, perhaps?

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  31. I've never done a swap before, and would love to join this one! :)

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  32. I'm sooo totally up for a swap.

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  33. I'd say you have lots of interested readers, including me!

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  34. A swap sounds wonderful; I'm in!

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  35. me too please :)
    -annabelle

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  36. that would be so fun! i'd try it out!

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  37. Coming out of stalker mode to say yes! Yes! Yes! I'm fairly new to embroidery, but I'm up for the challenge! :)

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  38. Ahrellah8:17 PM

    I'm fairly new to embroidery but I think the swap would be really fun!

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  39. Sounds GREAT! I'm in! :)

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  40. Yeah! Sounds like an awesome idea!

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  41. Oooh I can't wait for the official sign-up, what a fab idea!

    Also wanted to let you know Mollie that I tagged you in a post:http://kerraftycreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/tag-your-it.html

    You Rock!

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  42. Sounds like a lot of fun!! I would totally love to participate =D

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  43. Sounds brilliant - I'd love to be involved too!

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  44. How much fun to get products that wouldn't normally be available to you. I would so do this. What a great way to make new friends in our little blog worlds.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  45. I'd love to join a swap :)

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  46. I'm interested too! But hopefully it's a small one..

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  47. I've never done one and would like to try!

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  48. I would love to join in on this too! I love getting packages in the mail. :)

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  49. Me ME Me toooooooooooooooooooooooo !

    Hugs,
    Vicki R
    sunraesban@yahoo.com

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  50. I would also love to do it! (for me also for the first time)

    Without reading I recognized you got Mail from Germany cause of the Milka Chocolate and the Stabilo memo bock...

    For the stamp I was thinking, if this is one of the stampes with flower smell we had in Germany.

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  51. Oooh, I need to get my parents to send me some of that Milka! And I'm definitely up for swapping!

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  52. I can't wait to participate! I just stumbled across your blog last month and I am IN LOVE! Thank you for being so wonderful.

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  53. This is so sweet and yes I agree, Happy Mail is the perfect name for a swap like this.
    annie

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  54. id be interested in joing in with the swap from here in the UK!

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  55. It's amazing I had no idea about this until the moment I got to know this article of yours over here. Will you be so kind and provide an answer to my question. Do you happen to know how to defend your personal reflections from being stolen without notifying you about it?

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