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Thread: October Secret Pal Swap Closes September 30th 4:00pm

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    Super Member Lori Peercy's Avatar
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    October Secret Pal Swap Closes September 30th 4:00pm

    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 October 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 October. Due to mail processing, our mail dates for international mailing has to be as early as possible! No later than the 10th of October. 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, appliqué book or any book 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 30th of September, and names will be paired on the 1st of October and sent out no later than the 2nd of October (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 delaysin 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 would like to play again for October. I will send my questionaire later today.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I think I'll sit this month out. Lots going on in October. But I'll be following and oohing and aahing over the packages.

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    I'm in. I'll have to get things done and out right away, and then I can wait on mine during my busy period at work!

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    I have never done this, but I will try it. I'm in.
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    I have sent my info to Lori. Love this swap. BrendaK
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    I plan to be in. Will send info directly. Can't wait.
    Happy Quilting!
    Cathy

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    I am going to the hospital today to have surgery to remove excess skin after my weight loss. I will only in for 2 days, so will be home the 28th. Just in case anyone was wondering that I don't answer a question or two.

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    Congrats on the weight loss!! Good luck with surgery, I know it will all go great. Rest and take care of your self.

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    I too will be in again this month, will send info in awhile
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Is anyone signed up for the Christmas Secret Santa exchange? I sign up for it every year too. I have been very fortunate in receiving lovely packages from the senders in it too. If you haven't signed up be sure and do so. The more the merrier.
    Happy Quilting!
    Cathy

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    I am in for October....PM just sent.

    Clmay, you will love this Swap. It is a lot of fun, very generous participants, and our hostess is wonderful.

    Cafjo, Yes, I will be signing up for the Secret Santa. I have done this for three years in a row and have enjoyed the chit-chat around the holidays and have always received a wonderful package from my Santa.

    Also, keep in mind their is also an Ornament swap that is a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori Peercy View Post
    I am going to the hospital today to have surgery to remove excess skin after my weight loss. I will only in for 2 days, so will be home the 28th. Just in case anyone was wondering that I don't answer a question or two.
    Hope your surgery goes well - congratulations on your weight loss!
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    I'm in again-I love these swaps-big thanks to Lori for hosting this! Prayers for a speedy recovery Lori!!
    It's not a stash-it's a fabric library!
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    Sorry to be so late in getting names to everyone. Surgery went well but that night my temperature went up to 103 so ended up staying longer than expected. Doing ok now, still in pain but hey, what are pain pills for? Also I had car trouble on the way to the hospital and after I was in surgery my sister took my car up to have it looked at. It would clunk and drop down in speed, the dials on the dashboard were swinging back and forth and die when you turned a corner. My sister said she hoped the car would do it when the mechanic test drove it. It did and then caught on fire!! Didn't get it fixed until Thursday about 5:00pm. $700 repair bill. Will start giving out names now.

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    Names are given out now. If you do not have yours please send me a message and I will re send it.

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    I have my name. I haven't had you before that I remember. You aren't picky about color but are about pattern, and your most wanted item is something that is currently a fad among quilters. I'm off to shop!

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    Lori - sorry to hear of your troubles.
    I'm sitting this month out, but wanted to share the fabulous package I received from my September Angel Catjo as I know few will be visiting the September thread. She really outdid herself.
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    Well, best laid plans.... oft go awry. I had planned on getting back on the board on Thursday to post the pic of the wonderful package Angel Catjo sent, but for some reason kept being bounced off the board. The package was filled with lots f fabric, labels, pattern, cute plaque for my apartment, glue stick, a book,notepad, and my most wanted -- a 1/4" foot with guide for my Singer 301a. Thank you so very much, Cathy!
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    Got my secret pal for October.

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    So sorry to hear of all your problems Lori. Hopefully things will begin to turn around.

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    Oh no Lori, sorry to hear all that. But glad your back home!!

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    Everyone is so quite!

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    I was thinking that also Lori!! sign up ..then get really secret.. lol..disappear secret

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    I did my shopping. My package went out on 10/05/2016. I hope they received it! Yes she did. It's in her mailbox.
    Never put off what you can do today, because tomorrow may never come.

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    Clmay for your first time you did an awesome job! Actually got it yesterday but did not check mailbox until this morning.
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    Pretty towel, card, binding and something called Thread Magic Cube, (never heard of this)
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    Material fat quarters and one is actually a double, Made for you labels.
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    Candy, Candy, Candy all my favorites!!!!
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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