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miss
02-23-2008, 04:33 PM
Swap Due Date - April 26, 2008
Signup/withdraw date - April 5
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants -10

This swap is all about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her wonderful Little House books. Did anyone else read these books constantly when they were a child, like I did?

- All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5”
- No heavy or bulky embellishments. If you can't resist, then send an extra loose 17cent stamp for EACH thick card.
- All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves.
- Please include your username and the swap name on the back of all cards.
- Please only send work you are proud of. All mediums are welcome, but should be uniquely your own. No stickers, coloring book pages, or tracing. Collages should have multiple (3+) images. NO images from the TV show, please.

- Please read the thread up top about how to mail ATC's. Do not decorate your envelope.
- Please include your username on your SASE.
- International participants – I will cover your postage. Please include a self-addressed envelope. It would be appreciated if Canadian participants could include unused Canadian stamps for me to use in future swaps.
- US Participants – Please include a stamped, self addressed envelope.
- If you have to withdraw, please do so by March 21. This is a small swap to begin with, and if people drop out I'd like to have the chance to find someone to take their place.

Please note the due date is Saturday, April 26. Barring any drastic problems (natural diasters, broken limbs, postal strikes), I will be mailing the returns on Monday, April 28. Late cards will be returned.

So (*looks around nervously*) anyone want to join my first swap?

1. stormarela-- RECEIVED!
2. Junquejo
3. NYJunkie-- RECEIVED!
4. PamPie-- RECEIVED!
5. Pamitha-- RECEIVED!
6. basset43-- RECEIVED!
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*and me, of course (RECEIVED!)

cerasparkles
02-23-2008, 07:45 PM
I used to read these books all the time. I need to catch up on some of my other swaps but I'll probably be back to sign up! :)

miss
02-23-2008, 07:59 PM
That would be cool. Anyone else considering?

stormarela
02-24-2008, 02:20 AM
I am IN!!! I loved the books, and lived the prairie life.. although of course with ELECTRICITY....

miss
02-24-2008, 12:38 PM
Woohoo! Thanks for being the first participant, stormarela!

Junquejo
02-24-2008, 02:08 PM
Oh my... my absolutely favorite books of all time!!! I would love to participate :)

Jo

miss
02-24-2008, 02:47 PM
Yay! Welcome, Junquejo.

miss
02-24-2008, 05:40 PM
I am beginning to feel like a nervous mother with a poorly developing firstborn (as this is my first swap)! I know it's only the second day this has been posted, but I'd like to get to at least three people. :) Any other Little House fans out there?

miss
02-24-2008, 05:41 PM
OK, those bug-eyes happy faces are a little spooky!

Junquejo
02-24-2008, 10:24 PM
This is gonna be a great swap Miss... I am sure you will get other participants. I am really excited about the possibilities :D

NYJunkie
02-25-2008, 09:20 PM
I'd love to join your Little House Swap. Please add me to your player list....

PamPie
02-26-2008, 01:40 AM
LOL - two junkie/junque's in your swap, Valerie!
I read this series a gazillion times - I always liked On The Banks of Plum Creek, and Little Town on the Prairie best...but then again, I liked them all... :)
Okay, sign me up please...

miss
02-26-2008, 07:50 PM
Yay! Thanks for joining, NYJunkie and PamPie!

OrganicMama
02-28-2008, 12:39 PM
I'm going to join after I get a couple of cards made - if there is still room. Don't want to over-commit, you know!

I love these books. I still read them every couple of years.

Pamitha
02-28-2008, 04:03 PM
I think Laura Ingalls Wilder is more important to me now as I get older than even when I was a child. After all, she didn't even begin to get published until after she was 60. And all she did was write down the stories of her life for her children! Wow. And she still lives on! Please sign me up!

miss
02-29-2008, 05:54 PM
Welcome, Pamitha!

And OrganicMama, I hope you'll join us.

miss
03-01-2008, 10:46 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know you do not have to have "junk/ junque" or "Pam" in your username to join! :)

Pamitha
03-01-2008, 11:24 PM
What if I DO have Pam in my user name?????? Geee whiz.

Here are my first two. One is called "Gathering Eggs" and the other "Prairie Crossing." Do you think Laura looked like Holly Hobby? At least, her user name does not have Pam or Junk in it!

Junquejo
03-01-2008, 11:50 PM
Pamitha... those are so awesome.... and I liked Holly Hobby too!! :D

PamPie
03-02-2008, 12:14 AM
Pam, those two are so charming!!

Pamitha
03-02-2008, 12:45 AM
Don't give me too much credit. The Prairie Crossing is from the Cover of Little House on the Prairie. I have the entire set of Laura's books!

miss
03-02-2008, 12:28 PM
Gorgeous, Pamitha!

And of course it's OK to have Pam (or Junk) in a username... just letting people know we're not exclusive here... :)

Pamitha
03-03-2008, 04:05 AM
Here's one called "School Days" Hope you like it?

PamPie
03-03-2008, 09:57 AM
Yes, I like it! Of course, we see Laura from the back, and not the front to know if she has apples stuffed into her chest... okay that was from the TV show. Do you remember that episode where she wanted to appear busty, and while she was presenting something in front of the class, one of the apples fell?! LOL...

miss
03-03-2008, 05:58 PM
Great job again, Pamitha! I'm going to have to get going on my own cards :)

miss
03-05-2008, 05:41 PM
Pamitha has finished her cards (YAY!)

Anyone else interested in playing?

basset43
03-06-2008, 07:32 AM
just joined today but absolutley love little house my big sis used to read them too me when i was little so I would love to play if i can

miss
03-06-2008, 05:42 PM
Awesome, basset43. Welcome aboard.

basset43
03-07-2008, 03:48 AM
cool thanks miss

Pamitha
03-08-2008, 05:40 PM
So now, Pam, it is your turn to show me yours!!!!

PamPie
03-08-2008, 07:05 PM
So now, Pam, it is your turn to show me yours!!!!
I'll need to get them started first!

Junquejo
03-09-2008, 12:10 AM
Has anyone purchased the TV series on DVD yet? I want it, but haven't shelled out the bucks yet.

That said, I am having fun with this swap :D

Jo

Pamitha
03-10-2008, 12:13 PM
Hello Miss! Mine are being mailed today!

miss
03-10-2008, 04:46 PM
Great! I will be on the look out.

Anyone else want to play?

miss
03-12-2008, 07:07 PM
So, what is everyone's favorite Little House book(s)? I know PamPie mentioned On the Banks of Plum Creek and Little Town on the Prairie... I was always fond of the latter ones (from By the Shores of Silver Lake to These Happy Golden Years).

Cherry Bomb
03-12-2008, 07:36 PM
Can I join in? I've been a Laura fan since I was about 7. :) I think I loved By the Shores of Silver Lake the best, and On the Banks of Plum Creek. The Long Winter was my least favourite, but I probably read it a billion times anyway. I also loved Farmer Boy. :)

PamPie
03-12-2008, 10:08 PM
Yes, Farmer Boy I always liked too, just because I was so fascinated by all the tons of things they had to do to run a farm!

miss
03-13-2008, 05:02 PM
And all the food mentions in Farmer Boy made my mouth water. The Wilders sure could eat! :)

Welcome, Cherry Bomb! And Pamitha, I received your cards today. They're even better in person than on the scans.

basset43
03-14-2008, 03:52 AM
little town on the prarie and the long cold winter were my faves Iliked the latter ones best too but I think that was because it coincided with my age at the time I read them

Val

miss
03-16-2008, 01:38 PM
Less than a week left to sign up-- who else wants to join the fun?

NYJunkie
03-16-2008, 05:38 PM
Pamitha, those cards are terrific. You are getting me inspired. I have been in the process of going through my Little House Books -- but have been getting sidetracked reading them. I'm going to have to make at least one card this week and post it.....

miss
03-16-2008, 06:29 PM
I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with! :)

miss
03-18-2008, 07:09 PM
Three more spots to fill, and three days to fill them! I am determined!

PamPie
03-18-2008, 07:32 PM
Maybe you can extend the signup deadline a bit? Due date is far enough away...

miss
03-20-2008, 05:48 PM
Maybe you can extend the signup deadline a bit? Due date is far enough away...


Good idea. I am extending the deadline to April 5. Hope some more Little House fans will come out and play!

Junquejo
03-20-2008, 11:35 PM
I hope they do.... I am having a lot of fun with this swap! :D

Jo

miss
03-21-2008, 02:49 PM
I'm glad! :) How is everyone doing on their cards?

PamPie
03-21-2008, 02:59 PM
I'm glad! :) How is everyone doing on their cards? I admit I have not yet started mine... :unsure:

miss
03-21-2008, 03:11 PM
Don't feel bad! I'm the hostess and I've only done a few very rough sketches so far. :)

miss
03-24-2008, 06:13 PM
Still looking for more Laura fans!:rolleyes:

NYJunkie
03-25-2008, 08:21 PM
Pamitha, your cards are great -- I haven't started mine yet.
Of all the books, I think I like Little House of the Prairie and the Long Winter best. Many years ago I visited the real Laura Ingalls Wilder House in DeSmet, SD. That was the year before the TV show started. So you can see I've been a fan for a long time.

miss
03-25-2008, 09:29 PM
Many years ago I visited the real Laura Ingalls Wilder House in Mansfield, SD. That was the year before the TV show started.

Ooh, I am envious! :notworthy:

miss
03-27-2008, 06:42 PM
There are so many great new swaps opening, but I'm still hoping a few more folks will join us here.

miss
03-30-2008, 09:00 PM
I did my first card today. How's everyone else doing?

Pamitha
03-31-2008, 02:17 AM
I'm done. But before you think I'm tooting my horn, I'm in another swap that is due Tuesday and they won't be mailed until Monday. I think The Little House took off with me in a wave of energy and left all my other swaps in the dust!!!!

stormarela
03-31-2008, 09:21 AM
I have one finished, and am doing the rest today.

miss
03-31-2008, 06:24 PM
I think The Little House took off with me in a wave of energy and left all my other swaps in the dust!!!!


I'm glad this swap was so inspiring! :)

basset43
04-01-2008, 12:55 PM
mine are safetly tucked in an envelope off to the post office tomorrow

val

miss
04-01-2008, 01:06 PM
Good to know! I will look forward to them.

Four more days to join in! Anyone?

stormarela
04-01-2008, 03:49 PM
here they are, ready for the mail.


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=7137&w=o

miss
04-01-2008, 04:05 PM
Nice work!

miss
04-03-2008, 03:16 PM
Two more days left for sign-ups, three spots to fill... anyone?

basset43
04-05-2008, 02:23 PM
right took a few days but they are flying first class mail to you as we speak

miss
04-05-2008, 06:59 PM
Good to know! How's everyone else doing?

NiteOwl
04-05-2008, 07:25 PM
I just had to sneek in here and check out the cards. I was born and raised in South Dakota and have seen where Laura was raised when I was 7 or 8 yrs old. Love the cards I'm seeing!

miss
04-05-2008, 07:38 PM
NiteOwl, can I convince you to join? We'd love to have you.

miss
04-06-2008, 06:46 PM
Three weeks to go! My cards are almost done-- I'm looking forward to seeing all of yours. :)

OriginalYouth
04-06-2008, 07:03 PM
My daughter went to a 'little house on the prairie' party today, if you need any inspiration, here is her cute costume:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/2393456477_d5cf5e066e_m.jpg

miss
04-06-2008, 08:07 PM
Oh my! How adorable!

What does one do at a Little House party, by the way? I would have loved to go to one when I was nine (or now, for that matter... :) ).

OriginalYouth
04-06-2008, 11:25 PM
Oh my! How adorable!

What does one do at a Little House party, by the way? I would have loved to go to one when I was nine (or now, for that matter... :) ).

The kids built little 'log cabins' from graham crackers and candies...then just played.

If I were hosting, I would've had them dip candles, make butter (churn it, baby!) and found some period games to play (rolling a big hoop or something?) My mom is an American History teacher, so she would know what is kosher. :)

stormarela
04-06-2008, 11:46 PM
red rover, red rover ... my favourite game as a kid!

miss
04-07-2008, 05:10 PM
Cute!

I love the description of the kids playing at Nellie's and Laura's parties in On the Banks of Plum Creek.

Stormarela's beautiful cards arrived today!

PamPie
04-07-2008, 05:15 PM
When I was much, much younger, my mom put together a Laura costume for me - however, I have natural curls, and they were not long enough to braid. So, she sewed a bonnet, made long thick braids from brown yarn, and then tucked my hair up in the bonnet with the yarn braids hanging out. I wonder if I can put my hands on a photo - might take some digging.
Several years later, I had the opportunity to wear most of that costume again (sans yarn braids!) - my girl scout troup spent one week (5 days) during a summer in costume at a local historical museum where we had lessons in the school house, sang hymns in the church, played games (something like kickball?), and picnicked for lunch - it was fun :yes: Wonder what kind of badge I earned...if any...

Sarah, your daughter looks adorable!

miss
04-07-2008, 07:01 PM
I was Laura for Halloween in fifth grade... with my own hair, too. LOL

Cherry Bomb
04-10-2008, 12:13 AM
I am so sorry, I'll have to pull out of this one.

miss
04-10-2008, 04:51 PM
Ok-- thanks for letting me know.

miss
04-11-2008, 04:57 PM
basset43's very colorful cards arrived today!

basset43
04-11-2008, 05:55 PM
cool they would have only left the post office on monday very fast

miss
04-13-2008, 04:15 PM
I finished my cards today... so nice to NOT have to stick them in an envelope for once! :) Hosting is fun.

NYJunkie
04-14-2008, 04:00 PM
I finally got my cards done and they will be mailed out tomorrow!!!

miss
04-14-2008, 05:08 PM
Nice job, NYJunkie! I can't wait to see them in person.

miss
04-17-2008, 04:57 PM
NYJunkie's cards arrived today-- and are just as nice in person as the scans. :)

Nine days till deadline!

miss
04-20-2008, 03:56 PM
Less than a week left. I'm looking forward to swapping these out.

miss
04-22-2008, 06:54 PM
Four more days... I'm hoping some cards are in the mail?

PamPie
04-23-2008, 12:18 AM
:geek: Valerie, I'm hoping you have mine by Friday...

miss
04-23-2008, 05:11 PM
I'll be on the look out! :wideeyed:

PamPie
04-25-2008, 12:47 PM
Okay, I had my envie tracked, and it says it arrived at 9:22 am today - phew - on time!

miss
04-25-2008, 05:19 PM
Yup, it's here! :) Gorgeous cards, and thanks so much for the extra!

miss
04-26-2008, 06:36 PM
OK, I've swapped out today (is it pathetic that I found it a bit confusing, even though there were only five participants, plus me?), and these will be in the mail on Monday. Thanks to everyone who participated!

basset43
04-28-2008, 03:04 AM
my first swap I got really anxious about sorting them and making sure no-one got their own back

Val

stormarela
04-28-2008, 03:18 AM
looking forward to the returns!!

miss
04-28-2008, 05:14 PM
They went in the mail this afternoon-- I hope everyone gets them quickly!

basset43
04-29-2008, 03:14 AM
can't wait to see them but think i still have afew days to wait

NYJunkie
04-30-2008, 07:55 PM
I got my swap cards today!!! Thanks so much, miss, for a quick mailing and for hosting a really neat swap. I got fantastic cards from basset43, stormarela, and PamPie. I'm thrilled with all the cards and just gave rep points. Thanks so much....

PamPie
04-30-2008, 10:06 PM
Miss - your first swap turned out quite well, I'd say :yes:
My returns arrived today also - thank you for your work as hostess as well as a card from you, and to Pamitha and NYJunkie too!

miss
05-01-2008, 06:57 PM
Yay! I'm glad the cards are starting to arrive.

Pamitha
05-02-2008, 12:14 PM
Good morning, Miss Valerie! I want to thank you for hosting the wonderful Laura Ingalls Wilder swap and for FANTASTIC art from Stormarela, NYjunkie and you. I love each card! This was fun!

basset43
05-03-2008, 02:42 AM
recievd my fab cards yesterday from NYjunkie, pampie and stormarela thanks so much everyone they made me feel really nostalgic off to leave some rep

Val

miss
05-03-2008, 01:56 PM
Yay! I think all returns are accounted for now except stormarela... hoping they come soon!

stormarela
05-06-2008, 02:15 AM
they are here, they are here!

I love my returns, thank you too Pamitha, Basset 43, and PamPie. I love the diversity of these cards, all for the same story. Thanks so much Miss for hostessing. Whats next?

miss
05-06-2008, 06:06 PM
Yay! Glad to know everyone's cards arrived safely!