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Thread: August Secret Pal Swap closes July 31st 4:00 pm

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    Super Member Lori Peercy's Avatar
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    August Secret Pal Swap closes July 31st 4:00 pm

    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 To 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, books 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 31th 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 delays in 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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    Super Member verna2197's Avatar
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    I am in for August
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    Count me in. BrendaK
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    I'm in again.

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    I would love to join this swap. Here is my info.

    Screen Name: kwyltaholic
    Real Name: linda flannery

    Color(s): blue
    Least favorite color(s): orange
    fabric I am looking for is: batik
    favorite notion/fabric line: wooden spool adapter
    Least favorite notion/fabric line:
    sewing machine: Brother - viking
    embroidery machine? Yes
    hand embroider? No
    long have you been sewing/quilting? Sewing50yrs/quilting25yrs
    What are you currently working on? Lap quilts & wallhanging
    Would you like to receive gently used items?Yes
    Besides quilting, what do you like to do? Fishing
    books do you like to read? Quilting magazines
    Allergies (Smoke/Pets/Fragrance)? No
    Allergens (Smoke/Pets)? Pets
    What kind of pet? 2 chihuahuas
    celebrate (Holidays): Do
    I like to collect: batikfabrics
    I want the most is: n/a
    I would not like to receive: n/a
    Favorite candy: snickers
    Least favorite candy, etc. n/a
    Favorite beverage: water

    Can you mail international? No

    Linda ^i^

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    Welcome Linda. Did you send a PM to Lori with your information? BrendaK
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    Thank you & yes I did.
    I am really excited about this swap.
    Linda ^i^

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    I'm in again and will do a better job this month at getting the package out on time.

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    I'm in too.

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    Senior Member marietta's Avatar
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    In again also.
    and Belfrybat I didn't think you were late at all in sending your package. It got to where it needed to go before the month was up, No worries.
    Ya know life happens, people, family members, get sick, funerals, etc. always something unexpected comes up. I know there's a firm date to mail our packages and we all try our best to get them out in a timely manner, but again we can't control everything, Especially when it arrives lol.
    I figure when I sign up if I get a package at all,no matter when it arrives, I'm blessed.
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    I'm in again this month!

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    I am in again Lori!! I will PM you.
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    Super Member verna2197's Avatar
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    Just want everyone to know that I will be helping Lori until she is able to run this swap again, she will be posting to the group too. She has alot going on right now and I offered to run the group until she can come back. Lori will be sending me all the info that everyone has already sent to her, so if you sign up after this message is posted please send info to me please and I hope I make Lori proud.
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    Verna2197 You will do fine and I am pretty sure you know that if you need any assistance we all are here for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armylady2012 View Post
    Verna2197 You will do fine and I am pretty sure you know that if you need any assistance we all are here for you.
    Thank you so very much for the encouragement
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    Super Member verna2197's Avatar
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    I am still waiting on Lori to send me the sign ups. She doesnt get on very often but said she would.
    I hope no one is upset with me taking this on.
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Thanks verna, You will do wonderful and we are here to help and support you huggs

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    Verna2197 very nicely asked if I needed help and as I drowning woman I grabbed the lifeline! I am sending her info I have already received so she can take over for awhile. At least for August. My sister is going to need heart bypass surgery. She is in Iowa City University Hospital in Iowa City, a 2 hour drive away.
    If you have not sent me your info for this month and want to sign up just send the information to verna2197 and she will take over and get you signed up! Thank you all for your support. Lori

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    So, just to clarify...when we mail and receive, we will PM Verna2197 this month...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faintly Artistic View Post
    So, just to clarify...when we mail and receive, we will PM Verna2197 this month...?
    yes that is correct please pm me when you mail and receive Thank you
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    Thank you verna2197 for doing this. You have all of our support. Hope things get better for you Lori. Hey we are all in this thing together. We have to help when we can. Everyone here is behind both of you. God bless. BrendaK
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    I will go in again this month, too

    Lori....best of luck to you and your family. We look forward to a positive report from you
    Verna: you will do just fine. We're an easy bunch I'll be sending you my list soon.

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    ok ladies I am looking at everyone that has signed up this month and was wondering who you sent to and who you received from last month. I am trying to do a spread sheet so you don't get the same person that you had last month. I was able to come up with some of the answers of who you received from but still need more. If you could pm this info I would be so appreciative about it. I will input into the spread sheet and hopefully you all will get someone new this time.

    Thank you for being to tolerant of me.
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    Thank you to everyone that sent me the info, Lori said she may have some late ones coming in the morning once she gets onto the computer. Please bear with me I will get the names out just as soon as I can.
    Thanks verna2197

    Ok getting ready to sent out the names that I already have, hopefully you didn't get the same person you got last month.
    Last edited by verna2197; 07-31-2017 at 10:07 PM.
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    as of right now all names are sent out. Have fun!!!
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