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hav4boys 06-26-2020 03:52 PM

July Secret Pal Sign-ups! Come join the fun. Closes June 30 at 11:59PM PST
 
Please note: there is a delay in items being shipped. Please be understanding.

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 each month, and the person you send to will may be different than the person you receive from. Failure to send your 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. Have fun and be creative!

After receiving your Secret Palís details, go to work and put together a package with something you think your pal would like. There is a $15.00 limit on this swap that does not include what you have in your stash. (This does not include shipping) Most swappers do not mind like-new stash items. Please send items you would like to receive. Do not send smelly, holey, or stained fabric. 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. This is an important part of participating. It lets your secret pal know you got their package.

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

Packages need to be mailed out by July 22th, this is a Firm deadline. All International mailings must be mailed by Junly 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:
Birthday (month and date)
Do you have Allergies/Allergens?
Favorite Color(s):
Least favorite color(s):
The fabric type/color I am looking for?
Brand of sewing 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?
Magazine or patterns?
Quilting Notions?
Besides quilting what do you like to do?
Do you like to read and if so what type?
Would you like to receive candy/cookies/snacks/drinks?
Do you have pets, if so what kind?
Do you collect anything, if so what?
What do you want the most and what donít you want?
Tell your SP something about yourself to make it easier for them to purchase for you.(Please fill this section out, it helps your SP buy for you.)

Can you mail international?
Email address:
Phone number:


Sign Ups will close June 30 at midnight PST 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! Happy 4th of July!

BrendaK 06-26-2020 07:21 PM

I am in again. Information to follow. Thanks Kathy.
BrendaK

RJLinkletter 06-28-2020 10:09 AM

If there are people willing to do international swaps now things are getting back to normal(isn) I would love to join in but understand if not!

Annaquilts 07-01-2020 07:45 AM

I signed up but might be too late. Else I will join again next month.

wanda lou 07-01-2020 10:29 AM

I joined this month, good to see everyone.

RJLinkletter 07-01-2020 12:59 PM

Seems quiet this month ...

hav4boys 07-01-2020 03:40 PM

Okay all, the secret pals are out. I am going to have a blast with my secret pal this month. She got a new toy and it is one of my favorites.

Gaijin 07-01-2020 06:05 PM

I received it!
 
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I received a lovely package from CarolinePaj today. Lovely fruit fabrics, Tana Lawn fabrics, a Sewline fabric pencil set, two boxes of Mettler threads, a spool of Aurifil thread, two magazines, a lovely lavender-filled sachet, a handmade fob, fabric selvages, and a letter from Caroline.

Thank you so very much!

Deborah (Gaijin)

Annaquilts 07-02-2020 08:43 AM

I just ordered my secret pal's most wanted. It should come in this July 7 th.

hav4boys 07-02-2020 10:08 AM

I love that pineapple fabric!


Originally Posted by Gaijin (Post 8398425)
I received a lovely package from CarolinePaj today. Lovely fruit fabrics, Tana Lawn fabrics, a Sewline fabric pencil set, two boxes of Mettler threads, a spool of Aurifil thread, two magazines, a lovely lavender-filled sachet, a handmade fob, fabric selvages, and a letter from Caroline.

Thank you so very much!

Deborah (Gaijin)


wanda lou 07-03-2020 02:07 AM

Having fun putting my pals goodies together, never had you as a pal,,,,Fun Fun Fun

mscupid804 07-03-2020 11:18 AM

Mailed my pkg today to my SP. She has a fur baby like me!

mscupid804 07-03-2020 11:20 AM

wanda lou, this could be me....?

mscupid804 07-04-2020 09:18 AM

SP, you will receive your pkg on Thurs, July 9.

hav4boys 07-04-2020 11:43 AM

Happy 4th of July. I want to express my gratitude for each one of you that participates in this swap. Its always been one of my favorites.

My secret pal has a finicky pet and loves to quilt.

wanda lou 07-05-2020 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by mscupid804 (Post 8398895)
wanda lou, this could be me....?

could be.....

Annaquilts 07-05-2020 03:44 PM

I could be mscupid804's secret pal or have4boys. I havea small furbaby that is a picky eater. I am sure anyone with a cat fur baby has a picky pet also.

mscupid804 07-06-2020 09:25 AM

Looks like my SP just received her pkg. Way earlier than they said!

hav4boys 07-06-2020 11:46 AM

My secret pal is very special. She is kind, generous, and a faithful swapper. Who is she?

RJLinkletter 07-06-2020 12:33 PM

I have just ordered something for my pal which I hope she likes. We have swapped before so I have hunted out something special. Now to put the rest of her package together...

hav4boys 07-06-2020 03:29 PM

My secret pal's package my be a tad bit late... just received notice something is shipping slower than expected but I know she will love it!

Gaijin 07-06-2020 04:55 PM

Received my package from mscupid804!
 
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Lovely fabrics, three large spools of thread, 2 boxes of candy, drink mix for water bottles, a cutter blade. a dog "tug", dog treats, two patterns, embroidery flosses, and a nice card!

Thank you so much!

Gaijin

Annaquilts 07-06-2020 08:38 PM

I received the most amazing packages from my secret pal and I got totally spoiled. Now here is the kicker. She ordered directly and there was a card with it but it said from my July QB Secret Pal so I am still left guessing. I will need to try and post pictures hopefully tomorrow but I just wanted to let her know the packages arrived and I am thrilled. Hopefully tomorrow I will also find out who she is. Thank you secret pal!!!!

Annaquilts 07-07-2020 01:28 PM

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Here are the fun gifts I received from my secret pal, an instant pot cook book, much needed, and a set of baskets and racks to enable me to make the food with in my instant pot. Also I am still in the dark who my kind secret pal is as the card only said it was from my July secret pal swap partner. When the whole quanrentine went down I got an instant pot to cook for the family and I have been on a learning curve. This will help me get beyond steamed potatoes. Thank you for your kind and generous gift July secret pal.

BrendaK 07-07-2020 07:05 PM

! Anna that looks great. You must let us know what you cook . Now I am getting hungry.
BrendaK

BrendaK 07-09-2020 02:23 PM

SP Your package went out today and expected delivery date is Monday July 13. Hope you enjoy your package.
BrendaK

Gaijin 07-12-2020 03:25 PM

I think my swap package will be there soon! It is going far away to someone I have not ever swapped with before!

Gaijin

hav4boys 07-15-2020 08:58 AM

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I am so excited. I have been bummed with the second shut-down in my state. And then....

I got a box from BrendaK. . That is the best description. I had asked for black scraps since I am making a black and orange mystery quilt in the birthday swap and am in need of 2.5 inch black squares. Breand and I think of scraps differently. Now I am contemplating a black and white quilt.

She even sent the best jingle balls for my kittens. They are large so they do not get lost under things and the kittens love them.

Thank you for making my birthday month special Brenda.

hav4boys 07-15-2020 08:59 AM

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Additional items from BrendaK.

mscupid804 07-15-2020 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by hav4boys (Post 8402044)
I am so excited. I have been bummed with the second shut-down in my state. And then....

I got a box from BrendaK. WOW. That is the best description. I had asked for black scraps since I am making a black and orange mystery quilt in the birthday swap and am in need of 2.5 inch black squares. Breand and I think of scraps differently. Now I am contemplating a black and white quilt.

She even sent the best jingle balls for my kittens. They are large so they do not get lost under things and the kittens love them.

Thank you for making my birthday month special Brenda.

Nice pkg Kathy!

Annaquilts 07-15-2020 10:58 AM

Thank you July secret pal! I got another surprise in the mail some time ago. A nifty orange roasting insert for my instant pot. Can't wait to try it! My appologies for taking so long to post that the insert arrived. So much is going on in our life as a family that I am feeling really overwhelmed. All is OK but too many changes all at once on top of the coronavirus. Many more changes for our family coming up. I also found out that 2 of my adult children and their families, 5 grand babies, that live in this area are all moving to the other side of the US. I cried so hard. Trying times.

hav4boys 07-16-2020 07:46 AM

Oh Anna, I am so sorry. Change is always hard. Hang in there.

Annaquilts 07-16-2020 05:15 PM

Thank you have4boys. Hugs. Hubby is also looking for all of this to be over and behind us.

RJLinkletter 07-20-2020 08:39 AM

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A huge thank you to gaijin for my fantastic parcel. It has some lovely bright batiks, my favourite designer Tula Pink and some gorgeous cherry blossom fabric from Japan. As I make bags she also included several sets of bag handles, a bag pattern and a fascinating Japanese magazine on bags. I feel very lucky.

For my secret pal, the thing I was waiting for has finally arrived so I will make up your package and get it out just in time - phew!

mscupid804 07-20-2020 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by RJLinkletter (Post 8403370)
For my secret pal, the thing I was waiting for has finally arrived so I will make up your package and get it out just in time - phew!

Hmmm, I haven't received a package yet so this could be me???

hav4boys 07-20-2020 01:34 PM

My secret pal's package went out today. Had to wait for an item to arrive.

Annaquilts 07-20-2020 04:35 PM

I found out who my secret pal was, Kathy. Thank you! I received a wonderful and fun Scrap quilt book in the mail by Lisa Alexander. Not only are there patterns for some of the most amazing scrap quilts but the writing accompanying it is so interesting I just can't put it down. It is perfect for me. Thank you Kathy for being a wonderful secret pal to me.

mscupid804 07-21-2020 06:59 AM

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I received my pkg today from Carolinepaj! I got fabric, clips, needles, thread, a lavender sachet and a nifty mini tuffet kit (I hope I got that rt). Thanks Caroline, I love it!

Annaquilts 07-21-2020 07:01 PM

Happy Birthday Kathy!

wanda lou 07-22-2020 11:14 PM

Nice packages everyone, hope you all staying safe.


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