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Thread: August 2018 Secret Pal Swap-Signups until midnight July 31 - Come join the fun!

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    August 2018 Secret Pal Swap-Signups until midnight July 31 - Come join the fun!

    This is a monthly secret pal swap. There is a sign up every month, and you can
    choose whether or not to participate each month. You will get a different partner
    every month, and the person you send to will be different than the person you
    receive from. Failure to send you package after signing up will be cause to be banned from all future swaps. Please do not sign up if you cannot fulfill your obligation. Have fun and be creative!

    After receiving your Secret Pal’s details, go to work and put together a package with something you think your pal would like. There is a $15.00 limit on this swap that does not include what you have in your stash. (This does not include shipping) Most swappers do not mind like-new stash items. You will need to send me (HAV4Boys) a PM when mailing and receiving. This way I can keep my records straight. Also send a PM to your SP thanking them and leave feedback.

    Please take pictures and post in group as everyone likes to see what you get.

    Packages need to be mailed out by August 16th, this is a Firm deadline. All International mailings must be mailed by August 10th FIRM. If you know that you cannot mail by that date, Please Do Not Sign Up.

    For international mailing it is very important that you mark your parcel as a 'Gift' on the Customs Declaration (there's a box you can check). Also, the value should be $10 only (even if you send diamond necklace). The person receiving the package is liable for Import Duty, Tax and a Handling fee. This can cost the person receiving as much as $40.

    Padded envelopes are much cheaper to send compared to small boxes. These can be ordered free of charge from the USPS website.

    You must have a phone # or email to sign up

    Please fill out the questionnaire below and Private Message me your info by midnight June 31 to join the swap.

    Screen Name:
    Real Name:
    Address:
    City, State, Zip:
    Birthday (month and date)
    Do you have Allergies/Allergens?
    Favorite Color(s):
    Least favorite color(s):
    The fabric type/color I am looking for?
    Brand of sewing machine?
    Do you hand embroidery/have an embroidery machine?
    How long have you been sewing/quilting?
    Would you like to receive gently used items pertaining to quilting/sewing?
    Socks/Slippers/T-Shirts and what sizes?
    Body washes/Lotions/Organic bar soap?
    Magazine or patterns?
    Quilting Notions?
    Besides quilting what do you like to do?
    Do you like to read and if so what type?
    Would you like to receive candy/cookies/snacks/drinks?
    Do you have pets, if so what kind?
    Do you collect anything, if so what?
    Can you take a pic and post so we can see what you received?
    What do you want the most and what don’t you want?
    Tell your SP something about yourself to make it easier for them to purchase for you.

    Can you mail international?
    Email address:
    Phone number:

    Sign Ups will close July 31 and names will be sent out no later than August 2nd
    If your pal does not receive her/his package within a reasonable time I will need tracking information. If there is an exception on the mailing, you will need to inform me ASAP. No one enjoys not getting a package after they have sent one.

    Have fun and be creative!
    Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.~Karen Salmansohn

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    I am in. This is a fun swap. Looking forward to getting to know my next swap partner.

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    So good to have you part of the Swap family.

    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    I am in. This is a fun swap. Looking forward to getting to know my next swap partner.
    Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.~Karen Salmansohn

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    I looove this swap.
    Please sign me up. Will pm later.
    Linda ^i^

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    I'm in too. PM sent!

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    I'm in sent bio.
    Vontina Collick

    "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward" -Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

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    Going to be a great month!!!
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    I am in this month, will Pm info soon.

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    Sent my info, thanks Hav4boys!
    “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
    ~Mahatma Ghandi

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    Sent my info to join in. I am a newbie to this swap and look forward to joining in the fun.
    Thank you have4boys for hosting.
    ​Christine

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    So glad to have you. Maybe we can help you become the unfrustrated quilter!

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedquilter40 View Post
    Sent my info to join in. I am a newbie to this swap and look forward to joining in the fun.
    Thank you have4boys for hosting.
    Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.~Karen Salmansohn

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    I am in too. I will Pm next week. I am busy with traveling the next week including a mini sewing retreat with two of my friends.

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    Count me in please!
    I'm out of town for the weekend but will send in my info next week.

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    I'm In... have sent my PM.

    Hugs

    Caroline
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    Off to a good start. Have a great day everyone!
    Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.~Karen Salmansohn

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    Ugh....so tempted.....

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    Come on Christine.... you want to join us. It is so much fun!
    Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.~Karen Salmansohn

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    Red you know you want to come play with us again.

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    okay! I'm in!

    I started going through some of my sewing drawers and have so many things gifted to me that I like, but just am not using. They'll make great fillers once I buy my pal's gift.

    So some of us have participated in the past. For those that have, what's one of the things you receive that you automatically go "nope, not going to use that!" For me it was a bookmark. As cute as it was, I just don't read paper books any longer. I have an e-reader. Was very cute, though.

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    Okay, I just sent my PM off to hav4boys. Let me know if you didn't receive it.

    But after I hit "send", I realized I forgot something:

    If my "pal" happens to live in California and won the Kazillion Dollar Lottery last night, please PM me. My list will then change

    LOL

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    Lol... in California but did not buy a ticket so not hope there. Glad you are in!
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    On your question about getting a item, and saying, "Cute, but not going to use that." For me it is a stiletto. They are adorable and cute but I use an old (1900s?) wodden knitting needle. It is perfect.
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 08-04-2018 at 04:36 AM.
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    I marked no on socks/slipper and such because my feet are really big. LOL
    Anna Quilts

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    I have big feet too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    I marked no on socks/slipper and such because my feet are really big. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by redstilettos View Post
    okay! I'm in!

    I started going through some of my sewing drawers and have so many things gifted to me that I like, but just am not using. They'll make great fillers once I buy my pal's gift.

    So some of us have participated in the past. For those that have, what's one of the things you receive that you automatically go "nope, not going to use that!" For me it was a bookmark. As cute as it was, I just don't read paper books any longer. I have an e-reader. Was very cute, though.
    a cute little rooster kit. It requires a tool I don’t have and don’t know where to get.

    Ive wondered if anyone has ever gotten something back that they sent off in a sp package? With every package I’ve gotten, there has been a note encouraging me to feel free to regift anything I won’t use. I wonder if anything has been regifted enough to eventually make it back to its original gifter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    I marked no on socks/slipper and such because my feet are really big. LOL
    my sock drawer runneth over. I’m a Birkenstock wearer (yep with socks!). So have TONS of socks for wearing my birks with.
    “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
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