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Leota 09-29-2010 09:31 AM

Don't tell TruPeach1 that you aren't going to do something...
She'll coerce you into it.
Yes, I'm in.. :D
Let the fun begin :D he he (those of past SS know what this means he he)

CajunQuilter2 09-29-2010 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by Conniequilts

Originally Posted by thelondonzoo
I am going to stick with the $20 limit. Not because I'm not generous but because my husband is unemployed (he's a student) and I make minimal money doing daycare. Just letting anyone out there who gets my package know that it's not because I don't care but I literally can't spend more than $20.

Thank you. I thought the comment about generosity was a bit rude. It's not that people are not generous (which I do not include money in my definition of that word) it's just that some people truly cannot do more.

The comment about generosity was NOT mean to be rude, what it WAS meant to convey is that some people are able to send more than the 4 fq's and the $20.00 gift and some are not able to. And that is ok. The new people who have not done this swap before may not be aware of this. Someone who may not get over the limit may feel slighted. the hostess has NO control over this. So if you will feel like you have been cheated because you SS was not able to extend past the limit DON"t sign up. This is meant to be a fun swap and to get to make new friends from across the US and our international friends so PLEASE ladies lets keep the pot stirring off of the public part of the forum and if you have an issue please contact the hostess.

Terri, hope I did not overstep my bounds on this post.

trupeach1 09-29-2010 09:46 AM


Originally Posted by Leota
Don't tell TruPeach1 that you aren't going to do something...
She'll coerce you into it.
Yes, I'm in.. :D

I am a great cheerleader.............I was never one is HS I was not a stuck up snob. ( will I get my hand slapped for saying that?)

5quiler 09-29-2010 10:25 AM

5quiler yes i would like to do the secret santa

Psychomomquilter 09-29-2010 11:22 AM

Per conniequilts, I also am one that is not able to afford over $20, and included the mailing! but if its a problem, I will gladly cancel out of this secret pal santa. I have a fixed income, and have to watch what and how I spend!

trupeach1 09-29-2010 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by ljs317
count me in! I love to send gifts and get gifts. My husband "the grinch himself" does not "do gifts" anymore its been more that 15 years since there was a gift under the tree with my name on it. It makes me sad on the holidays but I just deal with it because doing so makes life easier. I am so excited about this!

Oh my you will not be sad this year. There is only me and my 2 children I have told them not to get me anything for Christmas for the past few years as they have student loans and medical bills to pay. I did SS last years as I thought that was all I was going to get in the way of any kind of Christmas pressie. I had the most wonderful Christmas. I was actually not going to open my pressie on opening day and wait for Christmas day but I couldn't resist. The members on this board are wonderful and no matter what is spent you can not put any monetary value on the LOVE that goes into the pressies that were sent to not just me but all the members who were in it.

thelondonzoo 09-29-2010 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by Psychomomquilter
Per conniequilts, I also am one that is not able to afford over $20, and included the mailing! but if its a problem, I will gladly cancel out of this secret pal santa. I have a fixed income, and have to watch what and how I spend!

If it helps anyone, I've been shopping yard sales looking for a gift for my person. Once I find out who it is, I'll be shopping estate sales to see if I can find a unique gift that doesn't cost a lot. Most of my little gifts won't be brand new (except the FQ's) but they'll be in good condition and something a quilter would enjoy. I don't think there was anything in the rules that said we have to buy new items, or spend over $20, so I think all it takes is a little creativity. :)

ckp11271 09-29-2010 11:45 AM

Sounds like fun! Sending a PM.

Short an Sweet 09-29-2010 11:46 AM

Amen, it's all about the excitement of something unknown and unexpected ( yes we're expecting the gift itself, but we don't know whats in it)

trupeach1 09-29-2010 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by thelondonzoo

Originally Posted by Psychomomquilter
Per conniequilts, I also am one that is not able to afford over $20, and included the mailing! but if its a problem, I will gladly cancel out of this secret pal santa. I have a fixed income, and have to watch what and how I spend!

so I think all it takes is a little creativity. :)


Exactly.


The other tip is find light weight things to save on shipping. The heavier it is the more it cost. I learned that the hard way. Also if there is a book in the package it is considered media mail. All you have to do is write MEDIA MAIL next to where the postage would go. Ask me how I know? I now try to include a book or magazine in all my mailings. What it cost in the regular postage by having it media mail I could use the money to buy the book or magazine. Hope I explained that correctly.


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