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Thread: December 2016 Mug Rug Swap --Birds of a Feather

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    December 2016 Mug Rug Swap --Birds of a Feather

    December 2016 Mug Rug Swap --Birds of a Feather

    Welcome to the December 2016 Mug Rug Swap. This month’s theme is: Birds!

    So what is your favorite bird? The one in your backyard, or one more exotic? Share your love of birds with someone else & join us in celebrating our feathered friends.

    What is a mug rug? A mug rug is an item you use to place a cup of coffee, tea or soda on, along with a small snack plate/napkin beside it. It’s approximately 9”x8” or larger so both items will fit. Please do not make it smaller than 9”x 8” (unless your partner tells you specifically that she wants a smaller size), as that is quite small for both items as it is!

    1. You will be assigned a partner. This is not a secret pal swap. Each partner will contact the other partner for addresses. You are encouraged to talk to each other and find out little things about them so you can make a special gift just for them. Then think about this month’s theme — BIRDS. How can you turn that theme into a special mug rug? Jump into your stash & see if you can find that one fabric that will make all the difference in your mug rug. Then decide, will you appliqué or paper-piece or just go with regular piecing? Will you make your mug rug rectangular, circular, square, hexagonal? How you choose to make your mug rug is up to you, but make it with love & pride!

    2. The mug rug must be made with 100% quilter’s cotton, with a nice cotton batting in between to protect furniture from possible damage due to heat/cold. Use a binding method you are comfortable with, or practice & learn a new binding technique! Also, the mug rug must be quilted. Remember, this is a gift you are making for someone. Be proud of your work & do your best. And be kind about what you receive. If you have any issues, please work it out with your partner first, before contacting me; communication is key. This board is for all of us to make friends & have fun.

    3. You must send your name, address, e-mail address and phone number to me, ctyankee, by December 1st. Deadline to send out swaps is December 21st & don’t forget to send me notice, with tracking number, that you have sent to your partner. Any delays in mailing must be shared with me prior to the deadline of December 21st. I want everyone to receive a partner’s trade. We should not have to request angels. Again, communication is important. You can be forgiven if something comes up & you notify your partner & me prior to the deadline. But if you don’t communicate & don’t send out a mug rug to your partner, you will be locked out of swapping with this group and negative feedback will insure other swap groups know you didn't send. Also, if your partner has not sent to you by the deadline & you have not heard from her, please let me know. I’m pretty easy-going about things, but there is rarely a good reason for non-communication. If your partner has not communicated with you at all, let me know ‘way before the deadline so we can possibly avoid a problem later.

    4. Also, please let me know if you can mail internationally! This is important, as we have quite a few international swappers who want to join us, & I don’t want anybody to be left out. So if you can ship internationally — even just one time — that would make it more fun for our overseas & Canadian swappers!

    5. You are free to include little gifties with your mug rug, handmade or store-bought; it’s up to you. But you are only obligated to send a mug rug. Nothing else is required in this swap.

    6. Any questions? Contact me immediately and I will help get you started.

    7. Please take a photo before you ship your package to your partner, just in case she cannot post a photo. We all love to see photos! But don’t post it until you know your partner has received your package & that she is unable to post a photo herself.

    8. Be sure to label the outside of the package with the name of the swap & your swap name. Many people sign up for more than one swap & it can be confusing to the recipient in trying to figure out which swap it came from.

    9. And most of all — just have fun!

    Sign up today! Send me a PM with your name, address, e-mail address & phone number for emergency use only. If you have a preference of what you receive, just communicate that with your partner. Names will be given out on December 2nd, the latest. You are required by the board to send things you sign up for, or risk not having the ability to swap again in other swaps. Again, per board rules, anything about your partner or the item they send to you that does not please you is not to be posted on the board but sent in a PM to me, ctyankee, or to your partner to sort out. It’s polite and it’s the right thing to do.

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    Yea, looks like I am the first one on the list. Birds, What an exciting swap.
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    Hey Nelco ~ your not alone... I signed up too..

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    Welcome, ladies! This will be a fun swap. Love birds myself! I haven't figured out which one I will do though .... so many birds to choose from ... decisions, decisions!
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    i have an idea, if it turns out good, I'll join the swap.
    I always go funky or cute. have a great day everyone!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I'm going for it again..I've missed everyone! Sending a pm

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    It's very quiet here. Helloooooooo!
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    I also joined but will have trouble deciding between two birds.

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    I know, there are so many to choose from! I'm indecisive at the moment, thinking about more than two birds! Decisions, decisions ...
    ​My soul is fed with needle & thread.

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    This sounds perfect! So many patterns I've never tried.

    I'll PM asap because my computer is acting weird.

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    I'm getting daring ~ thinking out of my comfort zone. & have 2 different ideas fluttering about my head ~

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    Please sign me up again. I thought that I would see this year out but I am going to take a break next year.
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    Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Americans!
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    Add me to the list again please :-) I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving :-) and if you shop today be safe and get in on lots of sales

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    Let's see if I got all the names right. Here's the signup so far for December:

    1. dotcomdtcm
    2. lovethemgreys
    3. terriamn
    4. kariboo
    5. Nelco
    6. Crqltr
    7. immemother
    8. nhnative
    9. AnnieQuilts
    10. Lilrain
    11. Plumtree
    12. Betty J

    We're doing well with sign-ups, & there's still plenty of time to sign up for Birds of a Feather. Let me know if I missed anyone. Almost missed one name above, but I think now I have everybody.

    Any American want to swap internationally? I have 1 Canadian & 2 Australian swappers this month.

    And we have 3 new-to-us swappers who have joined us for BIRDS. Let's give a warm welcome to immemother, AnnieQuilts & Lilrain. Welcome to the mug rug swap, ladies ... you will find us an addictive bunch of mug rug makers!
    ​My soul is fed with needle & thread.

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    Just pm. I am ready to start.
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    yippee .......... sign me up again....
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    I am happy to ship international :-) and this is totally addicting and let's me play with my embroidery machine more

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    I can ship international also. Learned the hard way to keep package light. Just have to approach the extra goodies a but differently

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    i want to join. i've been sick and just the first time out of bed today.
    will sign up by tues, right? couldn't find last day for sign ups.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Last day for sign-ups is Dec. 1 this time around.

    So here's our sign-up list as of right now. I'm waiting on a newbie's address, e-mail etc, so she's not on the list yet:

    1. dotcomdtcm
    2. lovethemgreys
    3. terriamn
    4. kariboo
    5. Nelco
    6. Crqltr
    7. immemother
    8. nhnative
    9. AnnieQuilts
    10. Lilrain
    11. Plumtree
    12. Betty J
    13. hearthhush
    14. Jan Rutherford
    15. cuppy

    And thanks to the 2 swappers who are willing to send outside the U.S. Just need one more ... just one more, please!

    Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was filled with family, laughter, & turkey!
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    ctyankee,
    I just pm'ed my details to you with a request to join. I would be happy to send international. This would be my first mug rug swap. Sounds exciting!
    Cheers,
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    So here's a continuation of our swappers' list:

    16. Lena1952
    17. All2Pieces

    Let's send a warm welcome to these two ladies who are new to our swap! Welcome to a very addictive hobby -- making & swapping mug rugs!
    ​My soul is fed with needle & thread.

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    Just sent you my info CT, love these mug rugs!

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    Count me in too! Sending my PM.
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