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Thread: November 2013 PINCUSHION & NEEDLECASE SECRET SWAP

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    November 2013 PINCUSHION & NEEDLECASE SECRET SWAP

    Shhhhhh … it’s a secret.
    This is a Pincushion and Needlecase Secret Swap and you will not be sending to the person who will send to you. You may sign up for two spots: can be either a pc and a nc; or 2 pc; or 2 nc. This swap will be a secret until you receive your package.
    International swappers, please join us.
    All skill levels welcomed!
    THEME: This month, there will not be a specific theme, you can make for your assigned partner something they put on their list of wants and don’t wants. Make sure to specify on your form if you want to do a theme or not.
    CONSTRUCTION: 1.The cushion/case does NOT have to be quilted or hand embroidered, although it can be. But it must be handmade - not purchased.
    2. Use cotton or felt for the pincushions and stuff with appropriate filling. Use cotton or felt for the needle case, and it should have wool or felt insert.
    3. Embellishments/applique/embroidery are welcome but not required.
    4. The size and shape of the pincushion/needle case is up to the individual creating it, but should not be smaller than 3” x 3”.
    SIGN UP NOW: Sign ups begins today and end on November 1, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. PST. This is a firm closing time. Names will be assigned by PM beginning the morning of Nov. 3rd and should be completed Nov 5th by end of the day.
    Please respond to this thread with a post if you are joining the swap. Then, highlight and copy the information sheet onto a new PM, fill it in, and PM it to me. And don't forget to tell me how many spots you want, one or two, and what you want to swap. I will acknowledge receipt of your PM.
    MAILING DATE: The deadline for all pincushions/needle cases to be mailed to your partner(s) is Friday Nov.22 , 2013. International swappers mail date is Friday Nov. 15, 2013.
    Participants in the November swap who do not fulfill their obligation will not be able to participate in the following swaps.
    Please PM me with your tracking number when you ship. You are required to have a tracking number on your package but priority mail is not required. First class with a tracking number is acceptable.
    If for some reason you will not be able to fulfill your obligation, please PM me no later than November 15, 2013 so that I can locate a swap angel. And speaking of swap angels, let me know if you would be willing to be an angel if needed. Thank you.
    MANNERS: PM me when you receive so I can mark off my spread sheet. Remember to thank your partner, either by a post or a PM for a personal thank you. I would also like to see that you report a feedback score to your SP. Pictures are encouraged, but not required. We all love seeing what everyone is receiving. If you are unable to post a picture, please make sure that you mark that on your information sheet so that your partner can take a picture before shipping it. Please understand that this board has members with different skill levels and you will not necessarily be swapping with someone at the same level. Let's love the creation we are sent. We all started somewhere and the most important thing to remember, is that our partner made it with you in mind!
    EXTRAS: Please put a card or note in with your pin cushion/needle case so the recipient knows you made it. It is not necessary to send other items such as needles, pins, etc., but you can if you would like. Just make sure the pin points will not poke out during shipping and stab the postal worker. Honest – this has happened – one of the swappers mentioned it.
    PARTICIPANTFORM:
    Screen Name:
    Real Name:
    Address:
    City, State, Zip:
    Do you want to receive a themed pc or nc this month?
    If so, what theme would you like to receive? (Example: fall or Thanksgiving or winter or Christmas or Hanukkah)
    Favorite Colors:
    Favorite fabric line, notion, etc:
    Your least favorite color(s):
    Least favorite fabric line:
    Is there anything you like to collect?
    Is there anything you do not want to receive?
    Do you have Allergies (smoke, cats, dogs etc):
    Do you have pets?
    Is it ok if your partner smokes?
    Do you smoke?
    What are your hobbies other than quilting?
    Do you have a digital camera to post pictures on the thread?
    Can you mail international?
    E-mail address:
    Phone number:
    This form will be given to your secret swapper (minus the email address and phone number – this is for me should I need to contact you). Feel free to add to the information sheet. The more you add, the better she/he will be able to get to know you. Plus, I will be using this info to match partners. If you have questions, please PM me and I will try to answer as quickly as possible.

    REQUIRED: I am required to tell participants to send me a monthly PM to verify that they are still active in this swap and are working on their promised project. I am required to insist that all participants send me verification of shipment, to include tracking information. Participants are required to ensure packages will not arrive “postage due.” Any and all other fees, such as import duties, taxes, etc imposed by the recipient’s government are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Absent legitimate and reported mitigating circumstances, participants who have not fulfilled their obligation to ship by Oct. 25th locally or Oct. 18th international shall be deemed “late” and risk receiving Negative [Swap] Feedback. Please keep in touch with me as required as well as your partners. Please let me know right away if something happens that will interfere with your ability to complete your project on time. Swappers should treat each other as friends and focus on the fun. So … please be prepared to be flexible, patient and understanding if necessary and appropriate.

    SHOULD YOU HAVE PROBLEMS, QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE PM ME IMMEDIATELY! Thank you.
    This swap has been approved by PatriceJ.
    "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
    Juan Ramon Jimenez 1881-1958

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    http://tipnut.com/22-free-pincushion-patterns/
    http://tipnut.com/22-free-pincushion-patterns/

    In case you'd like a little nudge to get your creative juices flowing!
    "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
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    Wish I could join but am up to my ears, trying to get some (sofa-sized) quilts made, for Christmas gifts. Maybe I can join y'all, after the new year.
    Neesie


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    MY BAD -- TYPO ALERT

    Of course you all saw that the mailing date is wrong in the original above posting -- Mailing dates are Nov. 25th locall and Nov. 18th international Sorry for the confusion. I posted a bit early, before I'd had my 3rd cuppa coffee.
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    Ljdugas, so glad you have joined us.

    Nessie, hope to see you soon, we'll miss you!
    "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
    Juan Ramon Jimenez 1881-1958

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    I'm in for one pincushion this month. Super busy month (as is everyone else's!).
    Can't wait to get started. Already have my idea for once.
    I love quilting - it's cheaper than therapy!
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    i'm in. stayed up late last night trying to be the first to sign up, wasn't posted till this am. so anyway, i'm in for this. I got my turkeys ready to fly.

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    Thanks for joining, Rosebud, and don't forgot to send in your info form that is in the top posting -- it is different from last's month.

    Lynnie, need yours, too..

    I require everyone to send in a monthly form, simply to help me keep my sanity so I don't have to go searching for a previous month's info in old PMs. Thanks, all.
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    judy, did you get my filled out sheet, I sent it in to you right after posting here. if you didn't get it, let me know.
    how many are signed up now?

    everyone, listen up, this is gonna be a big BIG, think: first off, my roasted turkeys, yes, it's plural, so I have two (2) to send somewhere. think the thanksgiving day prade. floats, sweet potatoes, balloons, macy's red star, the fat man (santa), rockettes, (legs) like in the movie, you'll shoot your eye out, and he did (the Christmas story). presents under the tree, hot cider cups, a fat thanksgiving ham, my turkeys. a baked potato with silver tinfoil. ohhh, the list is endless. I wish we did thanksgiving all year long. tell your friends and neighbors to join. ( a good way to start making things if you're new to this type of thing.) but, alas...I've got a boatload of ideas for December. oooohhhhh a boatload of pilgrims, with their buckeled hats and shoes. and corn on the cob. I hope you all have some good ideas now...please, someone, stop me. I love this swap. thank you judy. ( i'll back out of the room quietly now ,and let judy take her place. sorry judy, I just get all excited).

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    Ah, dear Lynnie, never feel you have to back out of the room quietly. You are constantly making me ROTFLMAO!
    And yes, I got your info, thanks.

    Welcome back, Argenium.

    Four have signed up. This might not be too big because of the holiday. But we will just stick it out and keep on growing. Right?
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    I am in. I have been making pin cushions right now and I LOVE THEM.
    When life throws you scraps, make a quilt. ~Author Unknown

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    Welcome Steph - I have you signed up, just need to know what you want to do -- one spot or two and what you want to make. If two spots, you have a choice of doing a pc and a nc; or 2 pc; or 2 nc.
    "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
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    I think we have lurkers. a lot of people are out tonight, I was, date night, saw bad grandpa, laughed so hard, almost wet myself, but did end up choking a few times. by tomorrow, hopefully we'll have more people signed up. I wish I could get a photo of my oven roasters, tried and tried. if you want to see kinda what they look like, bing or google felt stuffed turkeys. a pic will come up. gotta start working on next months, have January's in my head, just gotta get the fabric for it. I need to get working on December's tomorrow. Any suggestions??? santa teddies maybe. or Christmas stockings, Christmas tress or lumps of coal. Christmas cookies, candy, candycanes, reindeer heads, or Christmas lights, a wreath a package or a toy rocking horse. the list is endless. everyone, tell your friends to join up. any suggestions on what I should make. don't forget snowflakes too, wait, that will do January better. you're gonna want my January one, that's for sure. hint...winter wonderland.

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    My hubby gave me a good idea for a pin cushion. I am so excited I hurried up and did one up real fast. NOPE I will not post a pic..HAHAHA My partner will post one....HAHAHAHAHAHA
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    way to go, Steph! Welcome aboard!
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    I am making pincushions as Christmas gifts and I saw a really cute pincushion pattern on a website and they used a Styrofoam ball as the insert. Has anyone used this method? Was wondering if it would dull the needles and pins or not.
    Happy Quilting
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    Yes, Judy, the styrofoam will dull the needles and pins. Could you substitue making a stuffed ball instead? Best thing to stuff with would be ground walnut shells, but lots of the gals use poly fiberfill.

    Are you going to be joinging up in the swap? We's love to have you.
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    Styrofoam balls give way after awhile and start to dissinagrate, kind of, crumble. they are nice to look at, but I would put it on my shelf of pincushions, not use it.
    steph, will you give us a hint???? you're lucky your husband helps with that. my dh says he has no idea.

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    I usually use sand but saw this on a post and was wondering about the same issue that you mentioned. Thanks for confirming my thought.
    Happy Quilting
    Judy in Lower Michigan

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    just came home from joanns. got my fabric for december and january. december will be made from red velvet with golden glitter snowflakes. January's will be white, and beaded. i've been working on it for over an hour and am almost half done with it. that's my winter wonderland themed one. february is one of two ideas, not sure yet. march, i've a great idea if i can get my parts to do it. i have a bit of time to find things. but...if i don't find it now, i may never. i like to get ahead so i can mail the day i get my partner. you will all have to take photos for me, no camera. unless i can get to the city to see Dotty,(dotcomdtcm). to post for me. she's great at that. i'm still working on april. whooo i just got an idea for april. gotta get into braiding for that.
    stop lurking and sign up. you may win one of my monstrosities.

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    Lynnie you are giving me a headache -- pretty soon you will be working on cushions for 2015!!!
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    finished one of my January ones. took about 3 hrs to bead it, i'm not happy, not enough bling, so back to the drawingboard for the next one. off to the party store tomorrow for my march pc. I need an item I can't find. hopefully they have it. ya gotta think ahead. i'm looking for a platter for my roasted turkeys. whoo'da thought a small turkey platter would be so hard to find!!!! off to the party store for that too tomorrow. maybe I should just concentrate on Christmas pc's. i'm gonna take a break till tomorrow. have fun everybody

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    under 'my pincushion for Christmas swap or just swap is a pic of hat I did last year. if you can go see it, let me know if it's something you guys would like, if not let me know thanks

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    under, my Christmas pincushion for swap
    do you like it or should I make something completely different this year, thanks

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    I so want to join but have tons I already am doing. Hoping to finish some things up tomorrow and Monday. Once those are mailed then just maybe Ill join in. Ill let you know. When you say we can pick a theme does it have to be a holiday or could it just be a certain animal or such? I love my cows.

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