Thursday, November 29, 2012

Destash Swap Meet: December 8 Meeting Preview

It's the most wonderful time of the year - and not just because of jingle belling and mistletoeing and parties for hosting, marshmellows for toasting. It's wonderful because it's time for our second annual Destash Swap Meet!

If you missed last year's meet, you're in for a fun time - we're ready once again to prove the old adage that one person's trash is another person's treasure. In fact, this picture shows some of the items that one member will be bringing - yarn and books rescued from the trash can at the last minute. (No, Mr. Nat the Cat is not "swap-able", he's just curious about what all that stuff is doing on his bed.)

So mark your calendars for Saturday, December 8 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM at Prospect Park United Methodist Church.

There's only a few rules / guidelines:
  • The swapping will begin after our normal business meeting and project show-n-tell. Before we start swapping, we'll put everything on tables and give everyone a chance to look over what's available.
  • Each person gets to decide whether they want to barter or give away their own items - so think about which option you'll take with any items you bring and, yes, you can give away some and barter others if you wish. If you're giving items away, we'll put them all in a designated area and have some blank raffle tickets to use to decide who gets any items that are wildly popular. If you want to barter, then you decide what's a fair trade and how to choose between competing bidders.
  • We encourage you to bring something if you come, although it's certainly not required. If you don't have any crochet-related items to barter, you could bring something like a plate of Christmas cookies, we bribe easily!
  • If there are any leftover items, we'll pass them on to an appropriate local charity that will accept craft and yarn items so you be assured that items you no longer want will go to a good cause.
We hope to see you soon!