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    Super Member Nelco's Avatar
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    I bet that will never happen again

    Quote Originally Posted by gzuslivz View Post
    So the person whose name I got, got the name of the person whose name I got on the mug rug swap! Did you get that?
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    Well today is Burns Night which celebrates the life and works of Robert (Rabbie) Burns - the Bard (poet) of Scotland. 25th January was his birthday (b.1759) and this is traditionally celebrated in Scotland with a Burns Supper, usually formal, when the poem 'To a Haggis', amongst others, is read.
    Many of you will be familiar with 'Auld Lang Syne' sung at New Year.
    This is another of his many poems, about winter, I thought you might like;

    Winter: A Dirge (1781)

    The wintry west extends his blast,
    And hail and rain does blaw;
    Or the stormy north sends driving forth
    The blinding sleet and snaw:
    While, tumbling brown, the burn comes down,
    And roars frae bank to brae;
    And bird and beast in covert rest,
    And pass the heartless day.

    "The sweeping blast, the sky o'ercast,"
    The joyless winter day
    Let others fear, to me more dear
    Than all the pride of May:
    The tempest's howl, it soothes my soul,
    My griefs it seems to join;
    The leafless trees my fancy please,
    Their fate resembles mine!

    Thou Power Supreme, whose mighty scheme
    These woes of mine fulfil,
    Here firm I rest; they must be best,
    Because they are Thy will!
    Then all I want-O do Thou grant
    This one request of mine!-
    Since to enjoy Thou dost deny,
    Assist me to resign.
    Lang may yer lum reek.

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    Wow, what a neat poem/song. I'll be singing Auld Lang Syne all day now. Thanks for all the international flavor you bring to us, Knitette!
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    Has the February 2013 secret swap been posted yet? I want to sign up but have not seen anything unless I missed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homecaregiver View Post
    Has the February 2013 secret swap been posted yet? I want to sign up but have not seen anything unless I missed it.
    Pat
    No, but keep watching this thread for Lori to post sign ups.
    Teresa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanogay View Post
    Wow, what a neat poem/song. I'll be singing Auld Lang Syne all day now. Thanks for all the international flavor you bring to us, Knitette!
    Thank you Kathleen. This might be my last month on here as I'm a bit fed up. Neither of my December parcels arrived, although one SP has emailed a few times saying she's going to post it......
    Still waiting on one from this month too.
    Lang may yer lum reek.

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    Ohhhh PLEASE don't leave us.

    I PROMISE if I have to I PERSONALLY will make it up to you!!!
    even though I KNOW you received my sp gift this month. I will
    send you another.

    I try to help as much as I can to ALL swappers here, but our
    international swappers seem to get hit hard because we can't
    track out packages to them. This month was my FIRST international
    swap and I would not be apposed to doing it at least 2-3 times a year.






    Quote Originally Posted by Knitette View Post
    Thank you Kathleen. This might be my last month on here as I'm a bit fed up. Neither of my December parcels arrived, although one SP has emailed a few times saying she's going to post it......
    Still waiting on one from this month too.
    Louise - Expecting Ya-ya to be in April 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world . Also collect homemade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    Knitette, I mailed a package to a friend overseas August 31, 2012. He never got the package of CD's I made for him. I made more and mailed them again 2 months after the first package went out. He got that 2nd package withing 3 weeks. Yesterday he wrote to say the first package finally arrived almost 5 months later. It is a shame we can't track our packages after they leave the states. He lives in a third world country, which I am know is quiet different from Scotland. I paid extra to have my last package signed for every step of the way to make sure it arrived. I hope you won't leave us.

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    WHEN ARE SIGN UPS FOR FEBRUARY??????
    Brenda

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    fayzer, my sp

    Fayzer sent me a great package for January! My goodies include an angle ruler, seam measure, hangers for rulers, little embroidery scissors, fabric in my favorite colors plus a panel, kleenex holder she made, tape measure, apron pattern, thread, micron pen, a daily journal, and my fabulous purse.

    She also enclosed a very nice note and a card with her watercolor site on it. I'm going to check that out next. Her paintings are beauiful!

    Thanks fayzer, I love it all. You were so generous.........have a loving and peaceful time with your family in February.
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