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Swaps, KALs, Periodicals, Group Activities
Swaps, anyone?
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Dec 24, 2016 13:49:06   #
Looking forward to hearing about some new swaps in this new year! I've had such great experience with the swaps, and have made some new friends all over the world in less than the year that I have been a KP member!
Dec 24, 2016 15:22:36   #
inishowen (a regular here)
I wish someone from UK would start another one. People have tried but got little support.
Dec 25, 2016 09:27:21   #
Can someone explain how to set up a swap? Sounds interesting.
Dec 25, 2016 10:49:59   #
Anyone interested in a Card-Swap? We have an opening. Two Cards and some Embellishments a month get you a lot of Friends and you really learn a lot. Just send me a PM and I will give you the details.
Dec 25, 2016 11:41:00   #
i would be happy to join a UK card swap, but I''ve no idea how these are done. Been making cards for a few years now
Dec 25, 2016 12:13:10   #
Per the swaps info. Do we have a choice as to only USA or other countries also.
I do mainly knitting and a little crochet. You mention cards. The only ones I make are on the computer.
Thanks for any info you can share. & Merry Christmas.
Dec 29, 2016 19:22:00   #
Will be starting the next color for the Color Wheel swap on January 1st - the color of the items will be green. You can read more about the swap on It is a monthly swap normally but because of the holidays and an illness in the family, the next swap will start on the 1st and run until Feb 15, 2017. After that we will switch back to the beginning of the new swap and the end of the old one being on the 15th of the month. Your choice of sending to US only or International swap partners.

Also run two other swaps - one is the International swap which is quarterly and the Christmas Ornament Exchange swap. If you want more information about any of these please PM me.
Dec 29, 2016 20:17:58   #
Sorry I didn't send a private message sooner, but Christmas kinda got in the way.
Please let me know how the swaps are arranged, handled or what ever.
Dec 29, 2016 22:59:47   #
Betty -
If you go up to the very top of this section, the first message explains how swaps can be set up. Or click on to access it as well. If you don't want to set up a swap of your own, you can contact (PM) a coordinator of one of the swaps to see if there are openings. mama879 runs one and just handed off the dishcloth etc.swap to someone else whose KP name I can't think of right now, I run several, RavinRed runs one, elfiestouch runs one.....there may be others too. There were several seasonal swaps that just ended and appear to be a once a year type swap but I could be wrong about that.
Jan 1, 2017 07:20:52   #
like wise shame Kathy packed it in
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