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    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.
    I know how you feel,I feel same way as this does happen a lot not just this one. I'm also still waiting.
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    What a great day today started off to be!

    After nightmares about putting together our tax returns with no paperwork so we could meet the deadline to file for an SBA loan to rebuild two wonderful things happened. First the SBA extended the deadline. Second, we brought what we could to my new best friend at H&R Block and he pulled the rabbit out of the hat for us! So happy, happy, happy dance and I can put the xanax away for another day!

    Then we hopped over to the post office to see if there were any packages for us. Usually they'll leave a note in the mailbox here, but we haven't received any ... WOW!!!! Five packages!!!!

    Fayza sent me a delightful package as my SP and I will post pix later on

    And I received the most beautiful friendship star quilt that Rosemary (Ladybug1938) organized and Faye (Fayzer) quilted. I was in tears looking at each beautiful block. What a wonderful, wonderful thing you've done! I can't tell you how touched I am. Will post pix later. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    And I received the most beautiful friendship star quilt that Rosemary (Ladybug1938) organized and Faye (Fayzer) quilted. I was in tears looking at each beautiful block. What a wonderful, wonderful thing you've done! I can't tell you how touched I am.
    Now you know how I felt when I rec'd my BC quilt from you guys. I'm only sorry I didn't know anything about yours so I could contribute to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    What a great day today started off to be!

    After nightmares about putting together our tax returns with no paperwork so we could meet the deadline to file for an SBA loan to rebuild two wonderful things happened. First the SBA extended the deadline. Second, we brought what we could to my new best friend at H&R Block and he pulled the rabbit out of the hat for us! So happy, happy, happy dance and I can put the xanax away for another day!
    Other than the Xanax, I've no idea what any of the rest stands for, but I am so pleased things appear to be turning a corner for you. Long may it continue!
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    Knitette, SBA is Small Business Administration - a government bureaurecratic entity that is designed to make small business owners cringe and have bad dreams!! H&R Block is a national company that does income taxes for people.
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    Teresa, I know what you mean I would have contributed a block or two
    for this also.

    K - I KNOW exactly what you are feeling, several years ago many of my
    internet friends on a website called cafemom got together and made ME
    a quilt, there was no real pattern only thing the organizers wanted was for
    all the blocks to be predominately yellow (my favorite color).

    Then one day 3 years ago this month a box arrived and in it was the most
    awesome gift I had ever received from people whom I did not know in person
    but will forever remain in my heart because of there random act of kindness
    to me.

    Enjoy a quilt made just for YOU by people who think you are special, and awesome.





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    Now you know how I felt when I rec'd my BC quilt from you guys. I'm only sorry I didn't know anything about yours so I could contribute to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilty-Louise View Post
    Ohhhh PLEASE don't leave us.

    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.
    Sure you can track them. If you used the small green form, the tracking number is on top of the white portion. Just take a photocopy or write the number down. It tracks just fine. It's been a while since I used the long form, but you get a copy of that and can track with that number. I'm tracking one right now going to the Philippines -- it just left Hawaii.
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    My post office told me the only tracking available was in the USA. Once it leaves the USA there is no tracking.I have used the green form many times but only in US. I paid almost $15 for a registered package, to have the last package I mailed to Ughanda signed for at every stop it made along the way. The first package I mailed to him took right at 5 months to reach him. But then again, it seems like almost every Post Office will tell customers different things.

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    knitette your other package was mailed to you on the 23rd of Jan.

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    I have finally settled down for the evening ... so here are pix of my wonderful package from dconroy84. Thank you so much. She sent a lovely lined basket, a coffee mug, a chocolate bar (that miraculously lasted until I got to take a photo) some gorgeous saffron thread, a Be Happy note book, an inspirational magnet, a sweet towel that I will use every day while I imagine what I'd like my new kitchen to be, a colorful nail file, and some really cute fabrics!
    Thank you so much! Love it all!
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    Ooooo! Sneak peek give away. Do you see what's in the background of the photos above? You'll have to visit the Doll Quilt thread to find out what it is ... but in the meanwhile ... Oh my goodness! I am wrapped in friendship stars! This is my new curl up in the living room quilt ... and as always, my littlest fur babe, Daisy, needs to be next to me and Feeney, the bigger one, cannot bear to be far away. Shoo! Off my quilt!!!!

    Thank you so much!

    I think you can see how much I love it.

    Looking a little bedraggled in the photo as we just came in from the snow ... you are all the sweetest ladies in the world!

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    Krystyna
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    Yep I'm still waiting!!!!!!!
    You know if your a quilter when you cleanup your sewing room and your family thinks your moving out!! Author U/K Sue

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    Krystyna, the devil made me put that monkey on your quilt. HeHe. I'm glad you loved it. I love the picture! My birthday is tomorrow. I hope my SP package comes that day.

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    My eye was immediately drawn to the monkey. He makes me smile! And happy, happy birthday. I hope it is a wonderful one.
    Krystyna
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    ARGGHHHHH!!!! I am losing my mind. The wonderful package I received was from FAYZA, not dconroy86. That's who I sent to. Och!!!!
    Krystyna
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    the mind is a terrible thing to waste Krystyna. JK Lori

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    K the quilt turned out great! and you look so happy.
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    Knitette well a clue about your Jan. package. I too would be so sorry to have you leave. You are a really charming addition to the group, and so sorry to hear about the Dec. packages never arriving. Maybe they will all arrive together. I too will pitch in to keep you here.

    I couldn't believe how many Lori had that hadn't sent yet. Lori you can contact me too if you need to. What a headache this is that you certainly don't need.

    Krystyna you do look happy. Glad to hear it was a great day, it's about time you had a good day. I also had not heard about the fs blocks before the quilt was made or would have sent one too, but at least I saw Dotty's post and got something sent to her.

    Happy Birthday Fayzer! And MsCupid belated birthday wishes to you sorry I missed it earlier. And all the other Jan. Birthday girls I missed. It was great to hear about Burns day. We have a coffee shop here called Mozart's and they celebrate his birthday too (but it isn't a national holiday) just a day with free Vienna pastry bites and appetizers. It is Sunday if I recall correctly. Maybe I can pick some up on the way to the bench to keep you bench warmers company.

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    There are 3 who have not mailed and 25 who have not received, but I have a date they were mailed for the other 22 so I am posting the February Swap.



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    Well...........................what can I say? I've been truly humbled by the response to my post, both on here and by the many private messages. As one mentioned, I think people did bite off more than they could chew in December and for whatever reason simply could not follow through. It's the stringing along, I think, that upset me the most.
    My lovely SP emailed today to say it's on it's way.

    I've been so overwhelmed by the kind thoughts and wishes I'm going to give it another go.

    There seems to be a bit of confusion with posting internationally and one thing I do know is - a little costs a lot. A Customs Declaration has to be filled in, saying the goods are a gift, how much they cost - $10 - and a brief description of what they are - fabric, thread, novelties, for example and attached to the package. There's no charge for the form.
    A lot of people use the Priority Mail International pre-paid envelopes, but I'm not sure how expensive these are. We don't have them here - weight only, but I always use clear tape on any bits I feel are vulnerable or weak and cross round the padded envelope. Another important thing is to put 'UK' on the envelope. My daughter received a parcel that had been to Canada, Australia and goodness knows where else. It took 7 weeks to arrive.

    People on here are so generous and giving, but I just want to say, heartfelt, that a FQ or two and a spool of thread or pattern or whatnot is perfectly fine - that's $10 here anyway, lol! They don't need to be big, and especially not heavy - 'Guid gear comes in sma' bulk'.

    Thank you all for your encouragement and warm wishes - it is the thought that counts and messages have meant more than any parcel.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    Just to clear up any confusion I created ... and I seem to be very good at creating confusion ...here again are pix of the wonderful package I received from FAYZA not dconroy86. If you want to see that stuff, you'll have to ask her to post here. But from the wonderful FAYZA ...
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    I would like to thank Lori Peercy for my wonderful sp package this month. It was filled with beautiful fabric, coin purse, compas, memo pad/pen, picture frame, recipe cards, monthly planner, santa box, candle, candy and cute cupcake pin cushion. Thank you for everything I really appreciate it. Hope you are doing much better!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    What a great day today started off to be!

    After nightmares about putting together our tax returns with no paperwork so we could meet the deadline to file for an SBA loan to rebuild two wonderful things happened. First the SBA extended the deadline. Second, we brought what we could to my new best friend at H&R Block and he pulled the rabbit out of the hat for us! So happy, happy, happy dance and I can put the xanax away for another day!

    Then we hopped over to the post office to see if there were any packages for us. Usually they'll leave a note in the mailbox here, but we haven't received any ... WOW!!!! Five packages!!!!

    Fayza sent me a delightful package as my SP and I will post pix later on

    And I received the most beautiful friendship star quilt that Rosemary (Ladybug1938) organized and Faye (Fayzer) quilted. I was in tears looking at each beautiful block. What a wonderful, wonderful thing you've done! I can't tell you how touched I am. Will post pix later. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
    This happens because you are such a giving person Karma can be a good thing!
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    No package on my birthday. Oh well, there is always Monday.

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    Ok so today my computer did read my disk so I will try to post my pic. I'm sure I posted it came earlier in the month but in case not it is from Inspector cmm. And thank you for the great package. Oops I guess I just pmed and didn't get this posted, well Sharon put in 2 hard back books one on quilts, and one with recipes, lotion, hand quilting thread, folding scissors(which I put half open so you can see what it looks like both ways) a marking pencil, a package of curved basting pins, and some lovely fabrics.
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