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Thread: July Secret Pal Sign-up (Sign-ups close midnight June 30)

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    July Secret Pal Sign-up (Sign-ups close midnight June 30)

    Hard to believe it is July already!

    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. Failure to send you package after signing up will be cause to be banned from all future swaps. Please do not sign up if you cannot fulfill your obligation.

    After receiving your Secret Pal’s details, go to work and put together a package with something you think your pal would like. There is a $10.00 limit on this swap that does not include what you have in your stash. Most swappers do not mind like-new stash items. You will need to send me (hav4boys) a PM when mailing and receiving. This way I can keep my records straight. Also send a PM to your SP thanking them and leave feedback.

    Please take pictures and post in group as everyone likes to see what you get.

    Packages need to be mailed out by July 16th, this is a Firm deadline. All International mailings must be mailed by July 10th Firm.
    If you know that you cannot mail by that date, Please Do Not Sign Up.

    For international mailing it is very important that you mark your parcel as a 'Gift' on the Customs Declaration (there's a box you can check). Also, the value should be $10 only (even if you send diamond necklace). 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.

    Padded envelopes are much cheaper to send compared to small boxes. These can be ordered free of charge from the USPS website.

    You must have a phone # or email to sign up

    Please fill out the questionnaire below and Private Message me your info by midnight June 30 to join the swap.

    Screen Name:
    Real Name:
    Address:
    City, State, Zip:
    Favorite Color(s):
    Least favorite color(s):
    The fabric color I am looking for?
    Brand of sewing machine?
    Do you hand embroidery/have an embroidery machine?
    How long have you been sewing/quilting?
    Would you like to receive gently used items pertaining to quilting/sewing?
    Socks/Slippers/T-Shirts and what sizes?
    Body washes/Lotions/Organic bar soap?
    Quilting Notions?
    Besides quilting what do you like to do?
    Do you like to read and if so what type?
    Do you have Allergies/Allergens?
    Would you like to receive candy/cookies/snacks/drinks?
    Do you have pets, if so what kind?
    Do you collect anything, if so what?
    Can you take a pic and post so we can see what you received?
    What do you want the most and what don’t you want?
    Tell your SP something about yourself to make it easier for them to purchase for you.
    Can you mail international?

    Email address:
    Phone number:

    Sign Ups will close June 30 and names will be sent out no later than July 2nd
    If your pal does not receive her/his package within a reasonable time I will need tracking information. If there is an exception on the mailing, you will need to inform me ASAP. No one enjoys not getting a package after they have sent one.

    Have fun and be creative!
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 06-20-2018 at 10:00 AM. Reason: remove shouting/all caps
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    Ok, sign me up again!
    Will send pm tomorrow.
    Linda ^i^

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    I'm in, too! You took to being a hostess like a duck to the water

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    Here we go again. Love this swap. Sent my information. BrendaK
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    I signed up! This will be fun to do. Can't wait to find out what my SP likes so I can start putting a package together.
    Anna Quilts

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    Sent my form in! Thanks Hav4boys for hosting us, you’re rockin it!!
    “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
    ~Mahatma Ghandi

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    Sign me up this time if there are different people happy to do international! Will send in form later

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    Hello. This is my first swap! I sent in my form. Do we hear anything before we are assigned to a swap partner? I just want to make sure I’ve done everything correctly!

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    Thank you Red. I like organizing!


    Quote Originally Posted by redstilettos View Post
    I'm in, too! You took to being a hostess like a duck to the water
    Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.~Karen Salmansohn

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    You have done it perfectly. Hoping for some chatter in the forum. If you have any questions, ask here. Everyone is a great help. Hoping to have everyone's secret pal to them on the 1st!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jodiecoyote View Post
    Hello. This is my first swap! I sent in my form. Do we hear anything before we are assigned to a swap partner? I just want to make sure I’ve done everything correctly!
    Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.~Karen Salmansohn

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    We got you covered!

    Quote Originally Posted by RJLinkletter View Post
    Sign me up this time if there are different people happy to do international! Will send in form later
    Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.~Karen Salmansohn

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    Sign me up again please! Sending my info in now.

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    I'm in for July sent PM info.

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    Welcome Jodie!
    Typically we will not 'know' who our partner is until Hav4boys sends us the forms. She's very prompt about doing so after the deadline, so no worries. You'll get plenty of time to shop and squirrel things together for your new online pal.

    I see you are relatively new to the board (at least you haven't posted a lot yet, but maybe you've been lurking for a while ). With that, if you go back to previous months, you can see what delightful things have been put together for packages. I think you'll find the ladies here to be very generous and kind with their offerings. I know I have been completely blown away with what I've received!

    I'm so happy you've joined! I run the 5" charm swap, and I have gotten to "know" quite a few lovely ladies here on the board. They give great inspiration to me when I feel a sewing slump happening.

    I hope you will feel welcome here and want to join many many times
    Chris


    Quote Originally Posted by Jodiecoyote View Post
    Hello. This is my first swap! I sent in my form. Do we hear anything before we are assigned to a swap partner? I just want to make sure I’ve done everything correctly!

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    We are off to a good start with participants. I am so excited to have you all in.
    Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.~Karen Salmansohn

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    I'd like to join! I will send my form. Also how do we leave feedback? Haven't figured that out yet. Thank you!!!

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    frsur33: It's pretty easy. If you look above to someone's name and click on the green feedback score number, it will take you to their profile. On the right it will have a "leave feedback" button. Click on that and fill in the form and hit enter. Voila! You've just left feedback

    on a more personal note, can I ask how you chose your handle? I read "Fur Sure" from frsur...and it takes me back to the valley girl days of the 80's

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    Thank you!! I will try that. It definitely is from the saying Fur/Fer sure lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by redstilettos View Post
    frsur33: It's pretty easy. If you look above to someone's name and click on the green feedback score number, it will take you to their profile. On the right it will have a "leave feedback" button. Click on that and fill in the form and hit enter. Voila! You've just left feedback

    on a more personal note, can I ask how you chose your handle? I read "Fur Sure" from frsur...and it takes me back to the valley girl days of the 80's

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    I am in for July. When I get my package I will pretend it is for my BD which is towards the end of the month. How exciting. I haven't done a secret pal since camp.

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    So glad to have new people. Remember to get me your narrative before the close date.

    I am excited for the weekend. A friend and I are going to do the Row-by-Row 2018. We have a route planned that will hit 20 quilt shops to get patterns. Wish I could get at least one from every state, but do not see that happening. I did have a friend get me the cutest moose block (the quilts row by row) in Idaho.
    Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.~Karen Salmansohn

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    That's so exciting, I love row by row! It is what inspired me to get into quilting actually. Have fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by hav4boys View Post
    So glad to have new people. Remember to get me your narrative before the close date.

    I am excited for the weekend. A friend and I are going to do the Row-by-Row 2018. We have a route planned that will hit 20 quilt shops to get patterns. Wish I could get at least one from every state, but do not see that happening. I did have a friend get me the cutest moose block (the quilts row by row) in Idaho.

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    hav4boys, I am in this month already sent my info.

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    Count me in. Sent a PM to you
    CAgirl1

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    Hav4boys you are doing a fantastic job. Glad you took the reins over.

    As for me still having trouble with my knee, don't know what the heck is going on. I think Dr thinks its all in my head. Anyway when I go back I am insisting on a MRI, yes I know where the fake knee is wont be a good pic but the surrounding area will. My Daughter was a MRI tech (she is now boss) anyway she is telling me to have this done. I also am thinking about finding another Dr to see what he says, cause I know my body and its just not right.

    Anyway just wanted to pop in for a minute to say Hi and I really miss the group


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    Verna so glad to hear from you. I am glad you are taking a proactive role in your care. Hope it gets better.
    Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.~Karen Salmansohn

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