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    Super Member Wonnie's Avatar
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    secret santa

    The thread for the 2013 Secret Santa was closed last evening before I could finish reading all 23 pages of comments. Would really like to participate. Is it closed already????????

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    i cannot find the thread you speak of. in looking into the past threads, the swap signups seem to start in september. i think i remember that there was a thread this year discussing that there will be a swap this year, but it was not the actual swap. depending how those discussions were going, it may have been deleted. put a reminder on your calendar to look in september for the signups. it should be in the Member Swaps forum. HTH
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    Secret Santa will be starting back up in September for sign-ups. I'm still tweaking the rules for it.
    Everyone needs to stay tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi View Post
    Secret Santa will be starting back up in September for sign-ups. I'm still tweaking the rules for it.
    Everyone needs to stay tuned.
    Thank goodness. I saw this post and thought I had totally missed it. I have already been collecting items to send.
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    Now is the time to start collecting little things. It could be a seam ripper, thread (on sale), fat quarters, anything that you think the person you'll get would like. I usually find things that I like and send them on. I keep shoe boxes full of little items. Never know when you might need them.

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    Can you share info on the swap please. wou;ld like to know what kinds of things i should be saving for it

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    Whew! I'm glad it's not closed, too! I've been collecting ever since the '12 one finished. Eager to go again in '13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieoh View Post
    Can you share info on the swap please. wou;ld like to know what kinds of things i should be saving for it
    Debbieoh...The Secret Santa swap is really simple .... if you'd like it the person you are given by the "head elf" aka tlrnhi will like it.
    I have been doing this swap since 2009 and one of the boundaries I follow is how much $$ do I have to pay for shipping? If it's a small amount I don't send a huge gift... if shipping is going to be ok, I pack a larger box...
    This board has some very "naughty" elves and we love teasing each other... It's a lot of fun... you take everything tongue in cheek and don't stress....

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    The rules are simple. 4 fat quarters and a gift to not exceed $20. There are those that do go over the limit, but nothing we can do about it. Most people will use Flat Rate Boxes and stuff them as full as they can. Those boxes are usually cheaper than regular mailings. One reason to start collecting early with sales. You can spend $20 and actually have about $100 worth of "gifts". Does that mean you HAVE to spend $20? No, not at all. All that is asked is that the gift is tasteful and something that can be used or purposed. We have in the past, had some that thought that trash was a good idea to put in the package. When I mean trash, I'm meaning just that. The "gift" was something that should have actually have been tossed in the trash.
    Ideas of gifts....
    thread, scissors, tweezers, needles, pins, any quilt gadget, extra fabric, magazines,,,,you get the idea.
    There is help from the person you will get. They will "hopefully" let you know their likes and dislikes.
    This is all S E C R E T. Hence the name Secret Santa. Packages are to be marked on the outside so there is no fear of it being opened before hand. There will be a date for opening (date is determined by majority of who is playing).
    This is just a bit of the rules.
    Like I said, I'm tweaking the rules for this year.
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    Also, if you have any questions, feel free to PM me
    Last edited by tlrnhi; 05-18-2013 at 12:45 PM.

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    I'm so excited can't wait for sign ups.Sounds like alot of fun

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    I'm not taking sign-ups yet and I'm sorry, but I cannot hold your name.
    I'll be posting signups in September.

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    all these secret santa posts popping up lately are freaking me out not secret santa time!!!!
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    YEAH!! Can't wait!! The swap was the best part of my Christmas last year!

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    I will definately be keepin my eyes open for the signups for this fun swap! I missed out last year.
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    Too bad there cannot be two, one for December and one for Christmas in July ;P
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrelandDragonQuilting View Post
    Too bad there cannot be two, one for December and one for Christmas in July ;P
    This was actually thought about, but it's way too much work and too confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi View Post
    This was actually thought about, but it's way too much work and too confusing.
    Well drat! LOL oh well makes the December one all the more fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrelandDragonQuilting View Post
    Well drat! LOL oh well makes the December one all the more fun!
    Actually there is a monthly secret pal swap that Lori hosts. It is a good fix while we wait for Santa's swap.
    And it is a good idea to keep an eye out for things during the year. Last summer I went to a church "garage" sale and saw a couple of very small china tea cups one included a saucer. I bought them thinking they could be used to make a pretty pin cushion-they were less than $1 a piece. When I got my person for the swap she either had listed she collected teacups or she had put it in a posting on the board somewhere and I read it in one of her posts. Either way instead of making a pincushion I sent her the cup and saucer. I just happen to luck out with finding it and then having her as my secret pal. I included other things in the package to to bring it up to the amount guideline. I saw her posting that her package was way over the budget-but I just was lucky in my find. If I had bought it at a shop it may have been over, don't know what it would have been then.

    So keep an eye out for some things that are on sale or repurposed like Terri said and it will work out ok. You can look at a few of the previous years to see how much time there is to shop by seeing what the mail by date is after the names are given out.

    And some make items too like table runners, wall hanging etc. in seasonal or winter themes.

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    would definetly like to join this again
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    I want to sign up this year too!!
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    I want to participate also. Sounds like fun.. everyone likes to open presents.....Hugs

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    omacookie- it is such fun. I have begun collecting little things to put in my box of pressies to mail out! Also as I make things for the swaps I do, I try to make an extra for the secret Santa---the people are very active on the board and we have great fun! I actually gotten to know so many other quilters on this swap--I can't wait for sign ups!

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    glad i saw it cause i want in and it gives me time to watch for sales and gather up stuff and make a great gift
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    When does this close ? What are the rules ????I am ready to get started.... Hugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by omacookie View Post
    When does this close ? What are the rules ????I am ready to get started.... Hugs
    Hasn't even started yet! I think it will be sometime in September. I have begun picking up little things to add to my box already---The rules are a certain number of fat quarters, and $20 worth of little gifts, not including things you have made, from what I remember...It will all be outlined when the thread and signups begin!

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