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Thread: January Secret Pal Swap closes Dec 31st 4:00pm CST

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    Super Member Lori Peercy's Avatar
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    January Secret Pal Swap closes Dec 31st 4:00pm 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 January 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 January. Due to mail processing, our mail dates for international mailing has to be as early as possible! No later than the 10th of January. 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 31st of December, and names will be paired on the 1st of January and sent out no later than the 2nd of January (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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    I am in for this for Jan 2017. Need to know how to fill out the form?
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    Thanks Lori. I am in for another month. Will be sending my PM to you soon. Sewingsuz you just copy all the questions and then paste them into a PM (with the answers) to Lori. BrendaK
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    I'm in again.
    I copied the form into Word and filled it out. Then saved it as plain text. Otherwise the file was too large to be posted as a PM. I then saved the form on my computer to use for future months.

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    I'm in again!! Sent my pm to our wonderful hostess
    It's not a stash-it's a fabric library!
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    I got it in and Thanks Brenda K. I sent my info just a few minutes ago.
    Suzanne
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    Count me in, I sent a pm.

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    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
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    There will only be 5 of us unless some more sign up! January is such a blah month that I think it is fun.
    Suzanne
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    I am signing up again. This group seems to be getting smaller every month.
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    I've signed up also. It seems like its getting smaller ...but I've noticed some don't post when they have signed up ...and lol don't post when they receive. Not that they have to mind you...It would just be nice to have a bit more convo back and forth. I don't remember it being so quiet when I first signed up to the sp swap. Maybe lots are just busy with everything, and we aren't as small as we think?
    Anyways I'm in .
    Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Wishing All a Fantastic, Joyful, Prosperous, Healthy New Year!!!!!!

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    I am going to sign up again. I had so much fun!
    Never put off what you can do today, because tomorrow may never come.

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    You know girls I didn't think I would be up to doing anything for January. But, I think I can put a sweet package together and do the postage online and have hubby put it in the mailbox for me. So, I think I will jump in. This swap is something I look forward to each month, and right now I need that something.

    On another note I am being able to set in recliner longer and back isn't as painful. Just I continue to get the intense back spasms so excruiating at bedtime. Seems everytime I am so close to going to sleep I get one and it actually wakes up hubby because I make so much noise from the shock of it and the pain. If I could get a good 8 hours solid un-interrupted sleep I think I would feel even better. The left leg is still acting funny but I am dealing with it.
    Happy Quilting!
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    Happy New Year, everyone! I am out of town...hiking Big Bend National Park and forgot to sign up. Next year, wait...next month, for sure!

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    Happy New Year to everyone! I am done giving out names. If you did not get one please send me a message and I will resend it. Hope to have a great year in 2017 for everyone I know.

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    Thanks, Lori. Happy new year to you as well.
    My SP is someone I've had before, lives SE of me, has pets, likes the opposite colour fabrics from me, and has been sewing and quilting about as long as I have. It will be fun putting a package together for her.

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    I got my SP name and now I will start looking at past posts on her and I will be checking her out! looking forward to fixing her box ready to send.
    Suzanne
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    Well I am in for this month and did get my name. So now to put my package together. I am going to try to have it ready a bit early in case there are wintery days that I would like to not have to deal with close to the dead line. I can pick my best day to take it to post office, or maybe try for postal pickup.

    So SP here is a clue you are west of me.

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    Catjo, so sorry..Hope all gets better soon.

    Have my pals name, haven't had her before. She lives, north, wayyy north of me. Her favorite candy is my least favorite. And I already happen to have her most wanted item, several in fact lol....So need to do some shopping for other stuff.

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    I have two swap partners this month and both of them are far away from me- one to the east and the other to the west! I have swapped with both of them before, but I think they are fun to put packages together for! On my way to my Winter Break class, I plan to do a little shopping!

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    My SP is East of me. She is on the Quilting board, and likes to quilt. LOL !!
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    My secret pal is west of me, will be mailing her package on Friday. I got your chocolate bars today.. so who can it be, you like chocolate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz View Post
    My SP is East of me. She is on the Quilting board, and likes to quilt. LOL !!
    Heah there sewingsuz..... Funny thing.......my SP is on the QB & she likes to quilt too!!! Who would of thought?????
    Small world huh?????? Lol
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    Well ladies, ..it is now official, I will be going back to college starting Jan 19th, to get a degree as an MA (medical assistant). I am so excited.��I have been blessed to have been at home for over 30 years. Being wife to Twrry & mom to 2 beautiful daughters, and now I'm a YaiYai to the most precious GRANDson. (Best 'job' ever). However Terry is 8 years older than me and although that's. Never been an issue, it seems it's getting that way. When he retires in about 6-7 years, I will not be eligible for Medicare. We want to enjoy his retirement so don't want to pay outrageous $$$ for me health insurance. So....we have talked about it, prayed about for quite a ,while, and 'last year' I enrolled in a local college to become a MA. I am soooo excited,I LOVE the medical field������, (I an the family caregiver, had our FIL live with us, I was his primary CG until he passed away in our home, I was with my GF when he passed away and stay with my 92 yo GM from time to time and help care for her when my aunt is sick or has to go out of town for work).

    With all thAt said.......id like to find some bright fun colored medical fabric if I can. I'd like to make Kleenex covers for my 'class mates'. Does that sound cheesy???? If anyone has even a fat 1/4 I'd love to buy it from you. If you have some to sell please LMK. Thanks! It's going to be a GREAT year!
    LaQuita (aka) - Yai-Yai to the most precious grandbaby around of course I'm partial! LOL

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    fabric.com has the fabric you are looking for, there are several medical motif themed fabrics on the web site. good luck What The Doctor Ordered Doctor Toss Blue

    $9.48 per Yard $7.11 for a half yard


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    sewingsuz and LAQUITA
    Congrats LAQUITA, good luck and Blessings.
    Any kind of medical fabric is the one thing I don't have lol, here's another site to look at tho
    http://fabricparadise.com/search/sea...=medical&Page=

    by the way, Did ya know if you type in 'doctor' fabric to google...you get ALL kinds of Dr Who fabric HAHA

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