Tic Tac Toe SWAP

The next easy SWAP that I included in the SWAP kits I made for camp was a Tic Tac Toe in a bag SWAP.  If you have ever looked on Pinterest, you will find dozens of these SWAPS.  They are not very hard to make and this is not a new idea, but I hope you find the printable tag helpful.Into a 2×3 inch plastic jewelry bag place 10 pony beads (5 of each color) along with the tag.  Just be sure to write your name and troop number on the back of each SWAP tag.

Tic Tac Toe SWAP tag

Make a Joyful Noise

Every year at camp there is at least one new girl who has no idea what a SWAP is. Then there are those who ran out of time before camp to make any, or worse, they made them but left them at home on the kitchen table.  This summer the camp directors asked me to put together SWAP kits to help those who did not have SWAPS to trade.  Using paper lunch sacks, I placed all of the supplies to create 15-25 SWAPS with a sample pinned to the outside of the bag.  All of them were super easy, inexpensive, and needed no detailed instructions.  I thought I would share these super easy SWAPS with you.

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Summer 2019

Summer is almost over. It has been a crazy couple of months at my house.

First, my son graduated and enlisted in the Army. We are preparing for his last days at home as he prepares to head to basic training.  So I will soon be able to add the title Army Mom to my list of pseudo-names.  This title I will wear with great pride.  I am proud of my son and all he has accomplished.   I am proud that he wants to spend his life defending our freedoms.  While the mom in me is hesitant I am reminded of the words a missionary friend serving in the Middle East once said…

Better to be in what the world considers the most dangerous place in God’s will; than in what the world views as the safest place outside of His will

Next, my daughter and I headed to summer camp.  17 nights away from home was exhausting but we had a ball. I have lots of SWAPS to share and badge helps from the classes I taught that need to be written up.

I have had a little time to knit, but did not accomplish as much as I had hoped. But I did have the opportunity to take a Glass Craft Class.  I am completely in love with my new toys tools and can’t wait to be able to see what else I can create.  I will be sharing more about that soon.

But the sun still shines and tomorrow is a new day.