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hav4boys 10-21-2021 07:27 AM

November Secret Pal Swap Sign-Ups-Closes at midnight October 31 - Come join the fun!
 
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, thin, 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 November 20th, this is a Firm deadline. All International mailings must be mailed by November 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 October 31 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 October 31 at midnight PST and names will be sent out no later than November 2nd (Usually the first, but like to give myself some leeway).

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!

BrendaK 10-21-2021 04:16 PM

Information sent. Thank you Kathy

BrendaK

Goatmom 10-22-2021 01:08 PM

Just sent my information. Thank you Kathy!

Jennifer

Bullock2us 10-23-2021 06:53 AM

Sent in my information-love this swap! Thanks for doing this!

hav4boys 10-25-2021 09:59 AM

Will you all send me your information again? I accidently deleted them and not sure how I did it. Hope this is not how this next month goes.

BrendaK 10-25-2021 12:54 PM

I sent my information in again. Please let me know if you received.
Stuff happens things will get better. Have a good day.

BrendaK

PamelaOry 10-27-2021 12:51 AM

Sent mine in, thanks Kathy!

Darcyshannon 10-30-2021 06:20 PM

Sent mine in tonight. Thank you Kathy. Look forward to the SP fun.

LogCabin82 10-31-2021 11:30 AM

Sent my info in! :)

fatsewcat 10-31-2021 04:02 PM

Iím in. Sending info now.

Darcyshannon 10-31-2021 11:00 PM

Hey, I sent my info again in case something had happened. I changed it a little bit so please use the one from tonight in the swap. Thank you for doing this. It is definitely a nice way to bring some cheer to the winter months.

hav4boys 11-01-2021 06:17 AM

Okay, all the names are out. Have fun with this Thanksgiving month package.

I want to take a moment and thank everyone of you who participate. I loved this swap and when it was going to have no host, I did not want it to end. I volunteered and have to say I love hosting it.

Have fun!

Kathy

Annaquilts 11-01-2021 02:02 PM

I already picked up one of my secret pal's most wanted and ordered another item that should come in this week. I hope to send it out as soon as the item comes in.

CarolinePaj 11-02-2021 05:32 AM

Thank you!
 

Originally Posted by hav4boys (Post 8516924)
Okay, all the names are out. Have fun with this Thanksgiving month package.

I want to take a moment and thank everyone of you who participate. I loved this swap and when it was going to have no host, I did not want it to end. I volunteered and have to say I love hosting it.

Have fun!

Kathy


Kathy,

We are all so grateful that you took on the task of running the SP swap. I love getting something lovely through the mail and I love shopping for others, it makes me have to think. But most of all I love the friendships that I have made on here! So again.... Thank you so much!

Hugs

Caroline x


hav4boys 11-02-2021 09:32 AM

Thank you Caroline.

A little note for international shipping. If you have any advice about shipping, please share. I know one participant uses pirate shipping (I believe that is the name) and it was much cheaper to ship. I also see DHL is a much cheaper shipping service to.

Any one have experience?

Goatmom 11-02-2021 12:44 PM

I have used pirate shipping and it is cheaper but you can't use USPS envelopes or boxes.

PamelaOry 11-03-2021 11:00 AM

HmmmmÖ. Thatís interesting, as I use pirate ship and send the bubble mailers flat rate almost every month. I donít get much of a price break on them though. The biggest savings Iíve seen have been with international and first class domestic. I just sent one first class today for 4 that would have been 7. Last month I had to mail through the post for international and paid the same for first class as priority costs me on pirate ship. I definitely recommend checking it out! 😊


Originally Posted by Goatmom (Post 8517170)
I have used pirate shipping and it is cheaper but you can't use USPS envelopes or boxes.


hav4boys 11-08-2021 03:20 PM

How is everyone. Busy her. Made a quilt for a friend's 60th birthday. She picked colors and I made it. Post a picture once I am on the computer.

Gaijin 11-08-2021 04:59 PM

I received a great swap package from PamelaOry!
 
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Tons of luscious beige fabrics (my wanted item), a stunning precut bundle with two sizes of fabric, an adorable sewing machine pattern, two spools of Aurifil thread, a Fall 3-D card with hot chocolate and tea in it, cutter blades (another loved item), a chocolate bar, and the most precious "thimble-shaped" beeswax hanging from a clasp for my thread!

Love it all! Many thanks!

Deborah

BrendaK 11-08-2021 06:18 PM

I sent your package today and it should be there Friday 11/12/21. Sure hope you like something I sent. Wonder who to whom I am talking.

Stay healthy all.

BrendaK

LogCabin82 11-08-2021 06:26 PM

Thank you Kathy (hav4boys) for all of my nice goodies! I love those fuzzy socks with the little bears on them. My mom is happy because then I won't steal her slippers!! :) And I love the pinks and greens you picked! I think they will go great with my wallhanging! :) Can't wait to use that ruler too, and beads and yarn!!! Thanks again!

https://i.ibb.co/MGB4tzB/unnamed-14.jpg

hav4boys 11-09-2021 08:08 AM

Glad you liked them Patti. Always worry when I pick fabric for others as I always lean towards happy, loud, and bright patterns.

Goatmom 11-10-2021 07:35 AM

That's wonderful that you have been able to use USPS envelopes/boxes with pirate shipping. The one time I did, I ended up paying USPS the difference between their shipping and pirate shipping. So I'm just use plain boxes/envelopes if I ship with pirate.

PamelaOry 11-10-2021 05:51 PM

Oh no! I wonder if Iíve been getting away with something?

Originally Posted by Goatmom (Post 8518797)
That's wonderful that you have been able to use USPS envelopes/boxes with pirate shipping. The one time I did, I ended up paying USPS the difference between their shipping and pirate shipping. So I'm just use plain boxes/envelopes if I ship with pirate.


hav4boys 11-11-2021 07:52 AM

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All I can say is wow. BrendaK went crazy overboard and it blessed me so. I just kept pulling stuff from the box. The dog knew there was something for her. Thank you Brenda!!!

Annaquilts 11-11-2021 10:29 AM

Hi Clea! Fun stuff Kathy. Sew nice of Brenda. Enjoy!

LogCabin82 11-12-2021 12:58 PM

Have4boys, I wanted to show you something I made with the fabric you sent! :)

https://i.ibb.co/sQJwmL2/BA8-F8-BAA-...-FA158-B47.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/0sNqH1w/9-FBB650-A-...-D27-EC2-D.jpg


Gaijin 11-13-2021 12:52 PM

My swap package is on its way… Not too far to go!

musicaljan 11-16-2021 01:16 PM

My package has 782 miles to reach its destination! 😃 ✂️🧵📏🧷

fatsewcat 11-16-2021 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Gaijin (Post 8519416)
My swap package is on its way… Not too far to go!

Received and Loved! Thank you sooooo much for all the wonderful goodies! A mask that I will actually be able breathe in while wearing. Ispy prints, m&m’s (yumm), a book with some really cute patterns in it, a wonderful cooler bag that is going to be great when I go to the grocery tomorrow, kids think they need food, lol. Don’t feel sorry for them, they can fend for themselves they are all over 21. Pins. I love these pins. And kitty goodies - Mudflap, Itty Bit, EZ and Timone thank you too!

Thank you, Gaijin!


PS - my package will be heading out tomorrow and should be there by Saturday, if all travels smoothly. I will keep you posted if I find out differently when I take it to the post office tomorrow.


Thank you all for joining the swap and spreading a little joy and surprise around. I love doing these!

fatsewcat 11-16-2021 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by LogCabin82 (Post 8519244)
Have4boys, I wanted to show you something I made with the fabric you sent! :)

https://i.ibb.co/sQJwmL2/BA8-F8-BAA-...-FA158-B47.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/0sNqH1w/9-FBB650-A-...-D27-EC2-D.jpg




that is so cute! And the fabrics are great too love those colors.

LogCabin82 11-17-2021 10:05 AM

I sent mine out this past Saturday. Hope you get it soon!!

Darcyshannon 11-18-2021 07:26 PM

Mine came from California. Thank you! I am saving to open it tomorrow. It doesn’t give a QB name but it may be inside. The package. I am looking forward to opening it with morning coffee.

Annaquilts 11-18-2021 09:47 PM

[QUOTE=Darcyshannon;8520603]Mine came from California. Thank you! I am saving to open it tomorrow. It doesnít give a QB name but it may be inside. The package. I am looking forward to opening it with morning coffee.[/QUOTE

Waving! I am glad it arrived. Thank you for posting. I was wondering if it arrived. Enjoy!

Darcyshannon 11-19-2021 10:49 PM

Opened my SP package from Annaquilts today. It was so lovely to see all the pretty fabric, machingers, scissors, chocolate etc. I hope to post a pic soon. Thank you Annaquilts.


BrendaK 11-20-2021 05:20 PM

I received a wonderful package from Patti (Logcabin82) full of 4 Patterns, Oh Sew Clean Brush and Cloth Set, Ladybug Needle Threader, Hexagon Pieces, 4 FQ's,5-1/2 yard Beautiful Batiks and Clover Clip. Thank you so much Patti for the super box.

BrendaK

LogCabin82 11-20-2021 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by BrendaK (Post 8520917)
I received a wonderful package from Patti (Logcabin82) full of 4 Patterns, Oh Sew Clean Brush and Cloth Set, Ladybug Needle Threader, Hexagon Pieces, 4 FQ's,5-1/2 yard Beautiful Batiks and Clover Clip. Thank you so much Patti for the super box.

BrendaK

Glad you enjoyed it! :). Happy sewing!

Goatmom 11-21-2021 06:35 AM

November Secret Pal
 
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Good Morning, I received my package from Musicaljan yesterday. She sent a cute goat t-shirt, hopefully you can see it in the photo. It's really hard to find anything with goats on it and this one is super cute. Also I received a beginner friendly quilt pattern, fabric squares, yarn and a cookbook. Thank you so much for all my goodies!

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!

Jennifer
"Goatmom"

Annaquilts 11-21-2021 08:22 AM


Originally Posted by Goatmom (Post 8520983)
Good Morning, I received my package from Musicaljan yesterday. She sent a cute goat t-shirt, hopefully you can see it in the photo. It's really hard to find anything with goats on it and this one is super cute. Also I received a beginner friendly quilt pattern, fabric squares, yarn and a cookbook. Thank you so much for all my goodies!

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!

Jennifer
"Goatmom"

I love the goat shirt. Can you share where I might be able to find it? I have two of my children that work on goat farms. So cute!

What a fun package. Enjoy.

Goatmom 11-22-2021 07:18 AM

Good Morning Anna Quilts, I don't know where Musicaljan got the goat tshirt. I found different goat tshirt when we went to Texas for my mother-in-law's funeral at Tractor Supply, farm supply store. Here's a link to the one I got. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/ca...omens+T-Shirts
Thanks,
Jennifer


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