Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Jesse Tree Swap #2!

Can I just say I'm floored by the number of responses to my Jesse Tree Ornament Swap post from yesterday?  I figured it would be at least a week or two before I would be able to field 28-35 participants for the swap.  I never expected to have the list filled in less than 24 hours.

I have somewhere between 8-10 people and counting that were interested in joining the swap but their first choice was already chosen by someone else before them.  Clearly a pitfall of the comment moderation on my blog.  So I'm going to attempt to host a second swap for those of you who weren't able to get in on the first round.  Just like last time, I will start with just 28 ornaments and if there is enough interest, I'll add in the O Antiphons.  Ornaments are assigned on a first come first served basis.  I strongly suggest putting your top three choices in the comments.  If you send me an email make sure the subject line says Second Jesse Tree Swap so I can tell the two swaps apart.

If we have enough participants by Saturday, October 12th we will go forward with the swap.  Share this post with others who might want to join in.

I would like to ship all of the ornaments out to the swap participants by November 23rd to ensure that everyone has their ornaments in time for the first Sunday of Advent.  That means I will need to receive your ornaments by November 21st at the latest.  If we start now that gives you about 5 1/2 weeks to make the ornaments and ship them to me.  I'd suggest mailing your ornaments no later than  November 14th to ensure they arrive on time.


Participants will need to also cover return postage for the ornaments.  I'm thinking medium flat rate priority mail boxes would be the least stressful option, for me, not my poor mail carrier who will probably skip my house for the remainder of the year.  Shipping for medium sized flat rate boxes is $12.35.


I have put suggestions for possible ornaments for each of the ornaments.  Feel free to be as creative as you want to be.  Ornaments can be made out of wood, felt, fabric, clay, yarn and so on.  I'd suggest the ornaments be no larger than 2-4 inches since we need to make sure they all fit in the medium sized flat rate box.

 1.  Creation (Earth)- Genesis 1:1-23 Chris, Britta....
 2.  Creation Continued (Man and Woman)- Genesis 1:24-31 Pamela
 3.  Fall of Man (Apple, Serpent)- Genesis 3:1-15, 20-23 Rachel
 4.  Noah (Ark, Rainbow) Genesis 6:5-20, 7:1-23, 8:1-17, 9:1-13 Erin D.
 5.  Abraham (Tent)- Genesis 12:1-5, 13:14-16, 18:1-10, 21:1-3 Wendy J.
 6.  Isaac (Bundle of Sticks, Ram)- Genesis 22:1-14 Karen G.
 7.  Jacob (Ladder)-Genesis 27:41-44, 28:10-17 JenniferAnne
 8.  Joseph (Multi-colored Coat)- Genesis 37:3-4, 17-28 Sonia
 9.  Moses (Moses Basket)-Exodus 2:1-10, 3:1-12 Shauna
10. Moses Continued (Stone Tablets)-Exodus, Chapters 7-14, 19, 32 Lindsay
11. Ruth (Wheat)- Ruth 1:1-16, 7-22 Jodi
12. Samuel (Crown)- 1 Samuel, Chapter 3 Courtney
13. Jesse (Tree Stump with Shoot)- 1 Samuel, Chapter 16 Daniele
14. David (Slingshot)- 1 Samuel, Chapter 17, 19:1-2 Kathleen
15. Solomon (Temple)- 1 Kings, Chapter 3 Geowne
16. Elijah (Raven, Manna, Chariot of Fire)-1 Kings, Chapters 17 & 18 Shannon C.
17. Elisha (River or Dove)- 2 Kings 5 Kathryn R.
18. Isaiah's Prophecies (Cross)-Isaiah 8:6-7 Erin
19. Isaiah (Scroll)- Isaiah Chapter 6 Megan
20. Daniel (Lion)- Daniel 6:11-17, 19-25 Melissa L.
21. Jeremiah (Fire)-Jeremiah, Chapter 31 Shannon
22. Angels (Angel or Angel Wings)- Luke, Chapter 1 Kate D.
23. Zechariah, Elizabeth and John the Baptist (Tablet with chalk)- Luke, Chapter 1 Karen G.
24. Blessed Virgin Mary (Mary, Lily, Heart, Marian Symbol)- Luke, Chapter 1Christine
25. The Visitation (Mary and Elizabeth or Path with Hills)- Luke 1:39-56 Laurel
26. Joseph (Tools)- Matthew, Chapter 1 Laura
27. The Nativity ( Jesus in the Manger) Luke, Chapter 2 Julie
28. Magi (Christmas Star, Three Crowns, Camels) Matthew 2:1-12 Sarah R.


36 comments:

  1. Hi Karen,
    WOW! Thanks for doing a second one. I would like #27-The Nativity. Other choices would be #24-B.V.M., or #17 Elisha. God Bless. BTW, how to we pay you, check or paypal for the postage?jmhahsatgmaildotcom.
    Julie

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  2. I put you down for #27. I will send out an email once I have everyone signed up. I'm thinking PayPal is probably the easiest way to pay for return shipping. Thanks for participating. Spread the word so we can get enough people to fill this swap.

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  3. Hey Karen, I would like to do #4 (Noah). My second choice would be #1. Thanks. my email is erindistefano@gmail.com

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  4. Hi, here are my choices
    Jacob's ladder
    Fall of man
    Samuel
    My email is jenniferanne.hansen@gmail.com. Thanks

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  5. Thank you for organizing swap #2! I can do #8, 9, or 10...or whatever you have left!!

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  6. Hi! Thanks for putting together a second swap! My first choice would be Zechariah #23, then #20, #2, #1.
    ~lisa

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  7. Yay! My first choice is #19. I can do #1, 24 or 14. Thank you for organizing this!

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  8. Thank you for organizing a second one. We'd like to do # 3, 12 or 14. Thanks.

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  9. I'd love to participate and make #3. Email stolperachel@hotmail.com

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  10. I would love to participate. First choice #19-Isaiah...otherwise #28-Magi or #21-Jeremiah. Shannon

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  11. For the second swap, we'll make #1, #2, #9 or whatever is left. Just let us know!

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  12. I put you down for number 1. Thanks for joining!

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  13. I would love a spot - thank you so much for opening a second swap - I meant to sign up and procrastinated just too long! #25 is our first choice, but honestly, we can do any of them...

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  14. I would love to participate. We can do #9, 18, or 14. Thanks! Shauna Occhipinti

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  15. 18, 23, 26 (or any really)
    Thanks-Erin
    erin.tayloratillinoisalumni.org

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    1. Erin,
      Please email me at Karen(at)KareninMommyland(dot)com I have tried emailing you with the swap details using the email you gave me in the comment above and I got a failure notice.

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  16. Thanks so much for organizing this! Can I do #5?
    Wendy

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  17. 26, 2, 11 please. Thank you so much!
    laura at pinarfamily.com

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  18. Hi Karen,
    If it's still available, I'd like to take Abraham (tent). Thank you so much!
    shaffer834(at)netzero(dot)com

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    1. Jodi,
      I'm sending you an email now. Please send me your second choice. The tent was claimed already, but we still have 6 more ornaments left.

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  19. I am part of the first group and we are doing day 2:)
    If you don't fill day 2 in the second group we would love to do another Set.
    We have a Organic Market and would love a set for our store:)

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    1. Pam, I added you onto swap 2 for day 2.

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  20. Hey I know that you are soo close to having 28 people...I will do the second swap too...I hate that so many people would be disappointed- I will take #16 first and then #15 second. put me down for two swaps I guess ;)

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    1. Thank you, Shannon! I put you down for #16. Only one ornament to go and the swap is filled!

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  21. We could still do it, just everyone make their own number #15. It's just one ornament extra - I doubt anyone would mind.

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    1. I'm sure we can get one more person to join.

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  22. okay I would love to join if not too late.

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    1. You're not too late! #15 is yours, Solomon's Temple. Thanks for joining us! Please email me with your email address.

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  23. OK, I know this is probably a dumb question, but we each make 28 f our assigned ornament, right? Thanks, I'm just someone who likes to double check.

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    1. I was hoping for a confirmation email with all the info.

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    2. Hi Jennifer,
      This swap is making 28 ornaments of the same design.
      Shannon,
      I'll be sending out an email with the details for the swap tomorrow. I spent most of this evening trying to gather emails for everyone in both swaps.

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    3. Thanks for all your work with this. I'm so glad I heard about it from Sonia. :)

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  24. I'm so bummed that I didn't see this before yesterday and respond sooner. Is it too late to get in on this second swap?

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  25. Wow, is there any change you will be adding the O Antiphons into this 2nd swap so I could get in on it?! =) If so, please let me know!!

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  26. i am having such a great time making these!!

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