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Anne of Green Gables | L.M. Montgomery
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In the spirit of #MakerSwap, I decided to send a pkg to my daughter in law. Hand twined rug made by me, book ~ her choice with regifted bookmark from @kspenmoll (not because I didn't love it but because my DIL loves keys) & crayon melt craft to do with the grandkids {created a Pinterest board just for her with instructions}

Vessel: A Novel | Lisa A. Nichols
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#audiocrafting while listening to the tagged book, sci fi with mystery and possibly some horror ? About a quarter of the way in and it's really good.

@cobwebmoth making use of the kit you sent in the #makerswap. I got some larger canvas and another tube of blue paint but that kit had everything needed and I had a great time painting. Thanks again!😀

cobwebmoth Oh, they look awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.☺ 1mo
Bookwm85forever The artwork looks awesome!! 1mo
Soubhiville Those are cool! I especially like the top one with some purple in it. 💜 1mo
llwheeler Wow, looks awesome! 1mo
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We are heading into the biggest SWAP season of the year here on Litsy. Since our @LitsySwaps page has been inactive for a bit, and we have a TON of new Littens, I thought I would write up a primer for everyone about how swaps work, dos, don'ts, etc. And give those who need, place to ask general questions.

This will be a thread and it may be long

Pictured above are the general swap rules as created by various hosts and @LitsySwaps


LibrarianRyan 2. Any and all specific host rules may overrule these general rules, but most do not. Most will include these rules into their rules in some form or another. They may not be word for word (I'm lazy, I copied and pasted years ago and still use it) but most rules DO NOT CHANGE.

If there is a rule you do not like in the swap THEN DON“T DO THE SWAP! It is that simple.
LibrarianRyan 3. Pay attention to the theme if there is one. Please do not sign up for a Steampunk swap, if you hate steampunk. Just putting in the additional notes that you hate steampunk but wanted to do a swap, is NOT a good way to get involved. All us hosts want you to have a great time both giving and receiving, so please don't start up on the track to fail. If you are open to trying something new swaps ARE a great way to do so, just mention it. (edited) 2mo
LibrarianRyan 4. Commit to your commitments. Do not sign up for a swap you know you can not afford. Also, If you can only afford 1 swap, do not sign up for 2.

FAIR WARNING: There is a BLACKLIST. Actually there are at least two, maybe more. We hosts talk and keep notes. Yes you can get off the blacklist, but it requires someone willing to trust you and give you a chance. Meaning, it may not be easy.
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LibrarianRyan 5. in partnership with 4, if your in trouble, say something. Let your host know. We know about and understand emergencies. Weather its illness/death in the family to hurricanes we hosts will work with you. We talk to your swap partners and work out alternative, switch things up, cover, etc. COMMUNICATION IS KEY. The sooner we know, the sooner we can help. We want this to be fun for all, not a burden or a concern when life happens. 2mo
LibrarianRyan 6. Still going with 4 and 5, please do not think that just because you change your screen name that you will automatically get off the blacklist. Sorry. Does not work that way.

You should AT NO TIME between signing up for a swap and opening day change your screen name. You should also have your account set to public. If you have blocked specific littens, please let your host know if you end up paired.
LibrarianRyan 7. Just as their are bad swappers, I will be honest there are hosts who are better than others. I know when I host swaps I can be a bit of a nag, so I would not be surprised to find out I was on someones “nope“ list. At the same time, I personally keep track of swaps I did not enjoy and why. What makes a good host is different to everyone, so a awesome host to me, may be someone else's night mare and vice versa. That is okay. 2mo
LibrarianRyan 8. If you want to host a swap, you can. There is nothing holding you back. But know ahead of time it is a lot of work. Even the simplest smallest swap takes up soooo much time. For a newbie, think of it this way, you will probably spend one - two hours on your swap for everyone who signs up.

That means you could spend 40 hours on work for a swap of 40 people. The more you do it, the easier it gets, but not always.
LibrarianRyan 9. Go into swaps for the fun, for the excitement, the joy. Don't go into swaps for what you will get out of it. Some will post spending limits, or have you pick a price range, some do not. Don't look for a me verses them: what did I spend, what did they spend. Set your own budget. What you want to do and what you can afford. And be understanding that not everyone may be in the same situation you are in. 2mo
KatieDid927 Thanks for this! When I first started doing swaps I had to hunt for the original Litsy rules. I also have toyed with the idea of hosting so this is helpful insight for me on that end as well. 2mo
LibrarianRyan 10. Be open to not getting what is on your wishlist. If you only want and will only except books on your list, you may limit the person sending to you, to something they can not do. Wishlists are great ways for matches to get ideas, but if you are a core believer of “only want I want“ you may want to do a book store run rather than a swap. (edited) 2mo
LibrarianRyan 11. Over all, what us various hosts want is for everyone to be happy. We want everyone to have fun and be energized for books! But we can not do it all. We need your help as someone who signs up for a swap to help make them all they can be. And i bet they will be great. 2mo
LibrarianRyan 12. Last thought, as mentioned Halloween Swaps are the biggest time of the year Last year there was at least 5. So far this year we have

#ScreamathonSwap by @4thHouseontheLeft
#BasicWitchSwap by @Sprainedbrain

Every year I look forword to the
#AllHallowsReadswap and the #Halloweengoespostal. I have not tagged hosts in case they choose not to host this year.

Last year there was also a #hocusPocusswap and other.

Happy Swapping ALL! 😁
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LibrarianRyan @KatieDid927 Yeahh. Any questions, just ask. If I don't know the answers, I have done all the most popular host's swaps and we are all willing to help answer questions. 2mo
BookwormAHN Halloween swaps are the best 👻 2mo
LibrarianRyan @BookwormAHN Yeah baby. I sign up for way to many of them. I think I did all but one last year. And I now myself, i will probably to it again this year. But I am so planning ahead. 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @librarianryan how can a first time swap host see the blacklist? 😃😃 2mo
Scochrane26 @librarianryan what‘s the best way to find out about swaps? I‘ve seen the 2 offered so far because they were shared by others. 2mo
4thhouseontheleft And for anyone interested, here‘s the link for the #screamathon swap! Signup here: https://forms.gle/jcx64L78Vj4Xhufc6 2mo
LibrarianRyan @4thhouseontheleft The big list is is held by @Avanders. I have access to list #2. What I usually do is supply a to the “listmaster“ a list of my participants and their real name, and the list master gives an okay, or notes a name that has been problematic. I forgot to get my last last #Makerswap checked by the big list and ended up having to add to it. It also meant I didn't catch someone who changed their screen name. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @Scochrane26 follow these two accounts @LitsySwaps, and @LitsyHappenings. Most of us swap hosts tag these two accounts. We also try to tag big friends and those in the 6 digit club. Litsy Swaps has been dormant for a few months, but Happenings is still going strong.

6 digits are those who have been around forever and have six digits in their litfluence. You can con your way to 5 digits, but not to 6.
rather_be_reading YES Great idea!! 2mo
Crazeedi Thank you for posting this! 2mo
sprainedbrain Excellent idea! Anyone know what‘s happening with the LitsySwaps account? I‘m about to need the naughty list, and no one is answering my email. 😳 2mo
LibrarianRyan @sprainedbrain no idea about the swaps account. I have access to a very small ⬛️list and I don‘t remember all, but @a Anders has access to the original larger list. 2mo
sprainedbrain @LibrarianRyan thanks! 😊 2mo
sprainedbrain @Avanders Could I please get access to the naughty list? I had it ages ago for the Jane Austen swap but deleted it because I didn‘t think I would host another swap. 😳 And now I‘m co-hosting another swap. 2mo
Avanders @sprainedbrain @4thhouseontheleft just email me at Leathy18 at gmail dot com. ☺️ I‘m sorry it has to exist, but also glad it does. Hope it helps! 2mo
LibrarianRyan @Avanders @sprainedbrain @4thhouseontheleft I made the mistake of not checking for my last real swap and finally hit bad luck 2 flakes. One had changed screen names multiple times and one was a newbie. It sucks it has to exist but years ago there had repeat offenders and there had to stop it somehow. 2mo
sprainedbrain @LibrarianRyan it does suck... happened to me once back in the early days and I don‘t want anyone to every have to experience having a dud for a match! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @Avanders Thanks! I‘ll email you soon. @LibrarianRyan I‘ve been matched with a few duds myself. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
LibrarianRyan @4thhouseontheleft I think it‘s cool how much fun this is, and how much it brings joy to people. I love doing it. I will say, the bookmark swap has been the hardest. No complaints, everyone has been great, it was just a lot to match everyone. I had so many people do the bookmark swap who was their first time, or worried about how everything works. I hope I didn‘t come across as a witch, it wasn‘t my intention. Just to prepare newbies. Good luck 2mo
LibrarianRyan @4thhouseontheleft I look forward to the acreamathon. I keep wanting to start books, just to say, nope not yet. 🧛🏼‍♂️🧟‍♀️🧛‍♀️🧟‍♂️🧞‍♀️🧞‍♂️ 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @LibrarianRyan It‘s a good thing I have #BBRC to keep me occupied until October arrives. 😃😃 (edited) 2mo
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@LibrarianRyan Huge Thank you! Your second package arrived filled with many goodies!! I feel so lucky to be a recipient of a gorgeous book hugger! 😍🥰😘 #makerswap

LibrarianRyan Yeah. Glad it finally arrived. 2mo
LapReader I want! 2mo
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Medical Terminology - Key Words from Assignment 2
#handlettering #calligraphy #freestyle #dippen #medicalterminology #makerswap

BennettBookworm These are beyond stunning! 2mo
Daisey Looks like a fun and beautiful way to study! 2mo
Megabooks Love medical words, obviously!! 2mo
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Megabooks And that is gorgeous!!!!! 2mo
julesG Beautiful! 2mo
starlight97 Looooove! 💕 2mo
Hollie What a neat way to study! 2mo
veritysalter That‘s so beautiful 2mo
Crazeedi You're doing fabulous and I love all the great terms!! 2mo
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Cynthia your kindness was such a sweet surprise. I enjoyed putting your package together and am so glad you liked everything! #makerswap.

LibrarianRyan Nice! 2mo
CrowCAH You‘re super de duper welcome! 🥰You put together a great package of books, goodies, and crafts! 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I have officially been to the post office. I mailed out a #makerswap replacement package, some #barcode prizes and #LMPBC #groupU. So kittens be watching your mail. They all went out media mail.

catiewithac That's nice of you to send a replacement package! I've had 2 swap no-shows and it's always so sad. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @catiewithac this is the first time I‘ve had a no show. I‘ve sent replacement packages for others. I actually have 1 no show and 2 missing in transit packages right now. I‘m hoping the missing in transit packages show up this week. 2mo
TheBookHippie I‘m headed to the post now!!!! I‘ve lost packages before so frustrating and I had more than one take forever!!! Ugh... 2mo
Chrissyreadit You are very sweet. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Bookworm | Karen Emigh
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@Kayla.Adriena The envelope arrived today! Thank you so much for these bookmarks! They are incredibly cute.😊❤
#MakerSwap @LibrarianRyan

Slajaunie Adorable!! 3mo
britt_brooke Cute! 3mo
GypsyKat Those are absolutely adorable!!! 😍 3mo
Kayla.Adriena Yay! A girl I used to know in college makes polymer charms! 3mo
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Hey all. Tagging to see if some missing #makerswap packages have shown up.


Sweetkokoro What do you mean missing pages? I got my swap box and posted that I got it, am I missing something? 3mo
LibrarianRyan @Sweetkokoro sorry. I didn‘t see it and didn‘t scroll down far enough. But I am glad it got there. And they are so cute. I had Stacy last time and she made me Ewok ears. She does such a good job. 3mo
Sweetkokoro It‘s okay, I was worried I had missed something haha. But yes it got here the day after just like you said it would. I am so in love with the Pooh and Piglet she made me. Her skill is wonderful! 3mo
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Kdgordon88 Hi Ryan, I have not received my box. 3mo
Chrissyreadit I have not received a package. Hope you are feeling better. 3mo
LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit I mostly am. Thank you. 3mo
bullbunny Oh dear! If needed for a replace box, I volunteer! 3mo
LibrarianRyan @bullbunny thanks. All but one I‘m hopefully gets delivered today. I‘m replacing on but if I need help I‘ll let you know. 2mo
Clwojick Yeah, I got the mail slip. Hopefully going to pick it up today. 2mo
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