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Thread: May Secret Pal Swap Signup Closes April 30th 4pm CDT

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    Senior Member tracibug's Avatar
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    Welcome!

    I'd recommend just do what works best for you ... make something, send things from your area... I was intimidated at first as well (some of these ladies have FANTASTIC stashes and skills and I've only been sewing again for a year or so). Just go with the flow and know that we all do it for the sharing and fun and HELLO, WE GET A PACKAGE IN THE MAIL!!

    But most importantly... HAVE FUN!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bilben View Post
    I will send a PM soon. This will be my first swap. I'm pretty excited, but a little worried too. I've been looking at photos of past swaps and I don't think i can match them, but I'll try. I'm going to have to get a bit creative - costs are high in my neck of the woods.

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    I have not been forgotten and feel so happy -- received pkg from April swap. It was totally mangled by the post office which may have been the reason for the delay. Gotta watch out for those thin cardboard flat-rate envelopes that the post office gives out. If not reenforced with a lot of tape, they really take a beating. I don't know why they even made them like that. They disintegrate with the slightest drop of water.

    I had made a suggetion to Lori that if a package is sent late or not noted as received by the last week of the month, that the sender reveal themselves to the recipient with a quick note or give them a heads up that it was sent and somehow got delayed (as in the case of this poor envelope). I know life can really go wonky, and I'd rather be able to give moral support and send prayers where needed than worry about material things. Afterall, we are supposed to be reaching out to build friendships and learn about each other who live in different areas. I am so blessed for being able to become familiar with so many people here. You are a great group of people!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilben View Post
    I will send a PM soon. This will be my first swap. I'm pretty excited, but a little worried too. I've been looking at photos of past swaps and I don't think i can match them, but I'll try. I'm going to have to get a bit creative - costs are high in my neck of the woods.
    Please don't worry - it really is the thought that counts. Everything costs at least double here - sometimes three times - the cost of US and there is only one LQS, so I really have to get creative. I include a few Scottish souvenirs and some local information and I often make something (usually tartan, lol). As long as you keep your pal in mind, even if you can't get them the thing they want the most, you'll be fine.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    I'm back! Have to give some thought to it before I send in my PM to Lori.
    I saw the lovely photo of Blade and Melissa - still waiting to see one of you.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    I am in again.

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    I'm thinking, I just don't sew as quickly as you seasoned folks so handmade sewn project in this time frame is difficult for me.

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    Yay, get to play this month! Sent 2 PM to Lori...forgot vitals in the first
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashjoy View Post
    I'm thinking, I just don't sew as quickly as you seasoned folks so handmade sewn project in this time frame is difficult for me.
    I too don't sew handmade products very often. I try but just never seems to happen. So don't worry about sending anything handmade, just enjoy the swap
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Well I am going to have to think about joining the swap, still have not received my April package. This is either the 2nd or 3rd time this has happened and secret angels have stepped in. Shame when someone pledges to do something then backs out and doesn't even notify anyone.
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Is it my imagination, or is this happening more and more? And no pix, no thank you's.

    I shouldn't talk. I still have many thank you notes to send to people who were so generous after Sandy.
    Krystyna
    Feel the fear and do it anyway!

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    i'm in again can't wait to start this month.
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    Enough lurking around this post; I'm signing up.

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    What size is the block to be?

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    I am in again for May. I am so excited. It is very sad that so many packages are not making it .
    Happy Sewing

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniktasemaj View Post
    What size is the block to be?
    This is not a block exchange, perhaps you should read through the rules again. Here is a link so you can decide if you would like to join in the fun, we send packages to each other not blocks. I hope you decide to join us. Lori hostess of swap

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...t-t219913.html

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    Ok I have to admit something.....I have forgotten how to change my avatar! Where do I find out how to or someone could tell me hint, hint.

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    Lori you have to go to your settings page, not your profile. It is on the left hand column.
    Join the JUNE Pincushion & Needlecase swap:http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...t-t247379.html

    One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries A. A. Milne


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    I would love to join but have a few things on my drawing board right now.. I might just join in but participate next month.
    My soul is fed with needle and thread, my body with chocolate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniktasemaj View Post
    What size is the block to be?
    This is Secret Pal and not a block exchange. Please go read message #1 to learn what it is all about.
    clsurz

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmck View Post
    I would love to join but have a few things on my drawing board right now.. I might just join in but participate next month.
    Welcome mrsmck, that sounds like a good idea. Now everyone be on your best behavior, we have company!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauriejo View Post
    Lori you have to go to your settings page, not your profile. It is on the left hand column.
    Were is settings page? I did it when I joined and haven't changed it.

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    Lori, the settings is at the very top of the page towards the right side.
    Sharyl

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    I was really wanting to get back into this swap but from the pictures from the last couple months swaps it looks like people don't follow the $10 limit. I defiantly don't have a stash and am afraid if i do sign up and stay with in the limits some of the swappers would be really disappointed it they got a small package.

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    SewsonSaturday. The rules say $10 limit. Some people have gigantic stashes and opp to send more. Don't worry about that. There are many little things you can make for your pal that will cost you nothing if you make it from scraps. I pick up things on sale at JoAnns, Walmart, Michaels or Tuesday Morning. If you have a Hobby Lobby in your area. That is a good place to go too. A new quilting magazine from Walmart is a good item. It is the thought that counts. Sometimes people send a little something from their state like a magnet etc. Some people can afford to be more generous and that is their choice but $10 limit is the rule not including postage. If you put on your info sheet that you have no stash and would welcome scraps, rulers, etc. you might be surprised at what you could possible receive.

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    Please don't feel initimidated by some of the packages! Like fayzer said, some people have huge stashes. Some also go over the $10 limit. I have received packages of all shapes and sizes, and none have disappointed me. I am really tickled just to get mail that isn't going to cost me money! I also enjoy seeing the different ways people interpret my list. I just bought a bag of quilting magazines at a book sale for a quarter each, those might show up in future packages. I also got free brochures from my local travel/convention bureau and include one in many of my swaps because I really enjoy receiving one in a swap.
    Join the JUNE Pincushion & Needlecase swap:http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...t-t247379.html

    One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries A. A. Milne


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