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Thread: August Secret Pal Swap Closes 7/31/16 4:00 pm CST

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    August Secret Pal Swap Closes 7/31/16 4:00 pm CST

    Description:
    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.




    1) You Need To Send The Hostess A Private Message When You Mail Your Package To Your Secret Pal.

    2) Once You Get Your Package From Your Secret Pal, You Need To Send A Private Message To The Person Who Sent The Package To You Thanking Them And Acknowledge That You Did Receive It.

    3) After You Have Thanked Your Secret Pal, You Will Need To Send Me A Message Telling Me That You Have received Your Package So That I Can Keep Accurate Records.

    Failure To Send These Three Messages Is Reason Enough To Be Banned From The Next Month's Swap.


    Packages need to be mailed out by August 15th, this is a Firm deadline (Not a suggestion). If you know that you can not mail by that date, Please Do Not Sign Up. You can send your package as early as you'd like!


    If you are sending an international package it will need to be mailed by the 10th of August. Due to mail processing, our mail dates for international mailing has to be as early as possible! No later than the 10th of August. It can take many weeks to reach your SP so any delays in mailing can delay the start of the next month’s sign-up sheet being posted.

    For international mailing it is very important that you mark your parcel as a 'Gift'. Usually on the Customs Declaration there's a box you can check.

    Also, the value should be $10 only (even if you send diamond necklace, lol). I know that each and every time the wonderful generous gifts are far in excess of this amount, but if the true value is listed (and it's over the allowed 'Gift' amount) 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

    As an aside, padded envelopes are much cheaper to send compared to small boxes. I'm not sure if that's true for every carrier or not.

    Our International board members are welcome to join the swap.

    You must have a phone # or email to sign up

    Screen Name:
    Real Name:
    Address:
    Apartment number/lot number:
    City, State, Zip:

    Favorite Color(s):
    Least favorite color(s):
    The fabric color I am looking for is:
    Your favorite notion/fabric line:
    Least favorite notion/fabric line:
    Brand of sewing machine:
    Do you have an embroidery machine?
    Do you hand embroider?
    How long have you been sewing/quilting?
    What are you currently working on?
    Would you like to receive gently used items (templates, patterns, appliqué book or any book having to do with quilting, orphan blocks, magazines)?
    Besides quilting, what do you like to do?
    What types of books do you like to read?
    Do you have Allergies (Smoke/Pets/Fragrance)?
    Do you have Allergens (Smoke/Pets)?
    If you have a pet what kind?
    I do/do not celebrate (Holidays):
    I like to collect:
    The One thing I want the most is:
    I would not like to receive:
    Favorite candy/cookies/snack:
    Least favorite candy, etc.
    Favorite beverage:
    Do you have a Keurig Coffee Machine, if so what flavors do you like?
    Tell a little about yourself &/or your quilting:

    Can you mail international?
    email address:
    phone number:



    There is a 10 dollar budget for this swap. Items from your stash or homemade items are not included in the $10 limit. Postage isn't included in the ten dollars. The most important thing to remember with the budget is to have fun, but please do not spend more than $10.



    Sign ups will close the 31st of July, and names will be paired on the 1st of August and sent out no later than the 2nd of August (I will try to have all names out on the 1st.)


    2. If your pal does not receive her/his package within a reasonable time (7 days max from mailing deadline for within the same country. Then I will need tracking information, 15 days for between countries. There are exceptions, but I
    must be notified of any delaysin sending on your end). Failure to comply may result in the following: Being banned for the next month


    This is why it is imperative that you keep the hostess informed on any mailing issues. Along with negative feedback, you will not be allowed to participate in future secret pal swaps. It is also possible that other coordinators will not allow you to participate in their swaps.

    It's all about fun, so please have fun with it.

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    I am in again for next month
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    I am ready to go. Love this swap. Will send my info ASAP. BrendaK
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    In again-- going to make the whole year
    vitals will be sent soon.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    Lori,

    I have never participated in a swap. What kinds of items are sent to the secret pal? I am guessing it is fabric -- fat quarters? -- but I would like ideas of the type of things the pals send.

    I would hate to show up at the White House wearing blue jeans and flip flops!

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    Lori,

    Oops! I just found a tread with lots of pictures showing what folks receive in the secret pal swaps. What a generous and creative bunch you are!

    No need to reply now that I know Who's On First.

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    I'm in again sent my info.

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    I will join for August. I will be on Vacation 20 August until 29 August. I will mail right away. Thank you for hosting.

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    I'm in again and have already sent you my info! Thanks for hosting this swap.

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    Sending my info to Lori. So glad to be back for next month!

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    info sent. Not alot of us? Or no one posting?

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    I'm skipping this month as I still haven't received last month's
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    Ok I'm in just sent my survey. Had to adjust it 3 times as I kept getting too many characters error mesg. so tried to get it down to acceptable level but keep as much info as I could. Next thing I did was check how much space my mail box had. I am up to 492 YIKES!!! So now I will go whittle that one down.

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    I just remembered. Sending my info off tonight. Glad it popped in my head. I would of been so disappointed if I had missed it.
    Happy Quilting!
    Cathy

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    I'm sitting out this month but will be back in September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knitette View Post
    I'm skipping this month as I still haven't received last month's
    I'm sorry you are still on the bench and hope your package arrives soon.

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    Knitette I am so sorry that has happened to you. Its not a very good feeling as I too have had that happen. Hope that you get your SP package soon.
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    I'm sorry you are still on the bench and hope your package arrives soon.
    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197 View Post
    Knitette I am so sorry that has happened to you. Its not a very good feeling as I too have had that happen. Hope that you get your SP package soon.
    Thanks folks - I just hope nothing bad has happened to her.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    I'm in sent my info.
    Happy Sewing

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    I got my name!

    You are east of me, and have a furbaby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knitette View Post
    I'm skipping this month as I still haven't received last month's
    Your package was mailed is just very slow going. You have not been forgotten. Hope to see you in Sept.

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    I am done with names. If you have not received yours please send me a message. Thanks. Lori

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    I have my secret pal... will go shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshine View Post
    Ok I'm in just sent my survey. Had to adjust it 3 times as I kept getting too many characters error mesg. so tried to get it down to acceptable level but keep as much info as I could. Next thing I did was check how much space my mail box had. I am up to 492 YIKES!!! So now I will go whittle that one down.
    When that happens to me, I do one of two things: Save the document to text in Notepad then copy and paste into the message. Or save to .rtf format. The last choice doesn't always work, but the first always does.

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    ok SP just put your package in the mailbox waiting for the mailman to come and pick it up. I have had you before, am positive of that just can't remember when or how many times and I am sure you have had me too. Hope you enjoy what all I put into your package, just want to let you know that there is something in between the fabric when you take it out that could possible break but sure hope no. You are West of me and somewhat North but not alot. You live in a state that I have been thru many many times.
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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