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Thread: July Secret Pal Swap Closes June 30th 4pm CST

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    Super Member Lori Peercy's Avatar
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    July Secret Pal Swap Closes June 30th 4pm 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 SECRETPAL.

    2)ONCE YOU GET YOUR PACKAGE FROM YOUR SECRET PAL, YOU WILL NEED TO SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE TO THE PERSON WHO SENT THE PACKAGE TO YOU TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU DID RECEIVE IT AND TO THANK THE SENDER.

    3) AFTER YOU HAVE THANKED YOUR SECRET PAL, YOU WILL NEED TO SEND ME A PRIVATE MESSAGE TELLING ME THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR PACKAGE SO THAT I CAN KEEP ACCURATE RECORDS.

    FAILURE TO SEND THESE PRIVATE MESSAGES IS REASON ENOUGH TO BE BANNED FROM THE NEXT MONTHS SWAP.


    PACKAGES NEED TO BE SENT OUT BY July 16th, this is a FIRM deadline (NOT A SUGGESTION). IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU CANNOT 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 July. Due to mail processing, our mail dates for international mailing has to be as early as possible! No later than the 10th of July. 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.


    Once you have decided to join the swap, please send me a PM with the completed information sheet.



    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:
    Address:
    City, State, Zip:
    Favorite Colors:
    Favorite Candy:
    Your favorite notion/fabric line, etc:
    Your least favorite color(s)
    Least favorite candy
    Least favorite notion/fabric line
    Brand of sewing machine:
    Do you have an embroidery machine:
    Is there anything you like to collect?
    Besides quilting, what do you like to do?
    Do you have Allergies (smoke, cats, dogs etc)
    Do you have Allergens (you smoke, have cats, dogs etc)
    Do you hand embroidery?
    The ONE thing I want the most is_______
    What holidays do you celebrate?:
    Anything you would NOT like to receive:
    How long have you been sewing/quilting?
    What are you currently working on:
    What types of books do you like to read?
    Would you like to receive gently used items such as templates, patterns or appliqué books and even orphan blocks?
    Do you have a pet? What kind?
    The fabric color I am looking for is___
    What is your favorite beverage? Additional info (the more info you provide, the better):

    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 30th of June, and names will be paired on the 1st of July and sent out no later than the 2nd of July. (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'm in again.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    I'm in will send PM

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    I am in for one.
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    I am back this month. Finally got back to MI

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    I'm in again. I will be gone for the first part of July, but am doing a mini quilt shop hop on my way back, so will be able to pick up something special for my SP. I just won't be able to mail it until after 12th.

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    I'm in again after a LONG absence. Just sent Lori my PM


    Belfrybat: info says the deadline is the 16th so you should be good with the dates to mail.

    Looking forward to this swap!!!
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    I too will join this month after a long absence. I will get my pm ready for lori in the next couple of says.

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    I'm in again. Sent my info to Lori!

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    I will miss all of you in July. My life is really full right now and lots of birthday celebrations in July (yep! mine as well) and a couple of shop hops going on.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Last month was fun so I'm in again sent my info in
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    I'm in again - already done some shopping
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    Sign me up! Can't wait to get my name. Give me lots of ideas, sp!!

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    Ms. Lori,
    I have sent a pm with my information as I'm in for this month's swap again. I can't wait to see who I get this month. It's always fun to shop!!

    Toodles,
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    Okay, I just got to say this because I need to let it go. When someone takes the time to put an box together, at least take the time to say thank you, even if it was not excatly what was wanted. Good grief, re-gift it. If it is not what you wanted, try filling out the form with more detail. I never would put a box together and waste my hard earned money to purposefully disappoint the receiver. I choose to go above and beyond and love doing it. Just would be nice to hear a thank you even if there are no pictures or any other words. I get more satisfaction out of gifting than I do receiving the gift. Okay, done and letting it go. Have a great day all.
    There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ― Albert Einstein

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    Since July 4th is my favorite holiday and I have already started making items, I am going to have one lucky SP this month. I guarantee their gift will be there by the 4th!!!
    There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ― Albert Einstein

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    I am signing up early this month.
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    Just found the neatest 4th of July items. Not sure which ones to get... wish I already had my SP. I so love the 4th of July. Someone is going to have a jammed box full of 4th of July goodies.
    There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ― Albert Einstein

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    I'm in again...have4boys...I know your packages always rock!
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    I loved the June swap, so I am in again for July. Will be sending PM.

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    I wanted to pass on some info about mailing international packages that I got from Knitette.

    Hope all is well with you and you're managing to avoid trains, lol! I'm a little concerned that some people aren't aware that international parcels can be sent via normal International post (I think it's called Priority mail).

    A couple of times people have sent tracked parcels via UPS or suchlike, which must have cost them a lot of money. Perhaps they get a discount from work or such.

    However I'm concerned that some new people may be spending money unnecessarily at prohibitive cost as they think they have to send a tracked package as y'all do in the US. They may not have read they don't have to do this for International.

    I wonder if you could please mention something about this on the thread, especially as there's new international people and I would hate for people to be out of pocket more than they had to!

    Thank you for passing this information on and I hope people would also rely on their postal worker to help them get the package there with the least expense. Also please note that it states in the swap info that you do NOT need to track international packages as I know how expensive that is!

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    I also wanted to let you know the wording has been changed on one of the questions asking if you would like to receive gently used magazines and templates to include any orphaned blocks you might want to add to package. Imagine the lap top quilt you could make after collected them for a few months! So if you have left over or "orphaned" blocks feel free to add them to package if your secret pal says yes to the question. I for one would like to see what we could come up with. The suggestion was made by LindaR. Thanks Linda.

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    I am in again for July. Sending info to Lori
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    Signed for July, so looking forward to it.

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    Great idea for orphaned blocks, that would be cool too! I'm sure we all have them. Good idea!
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