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Thread: September Secret Pal Swap Closes August 31st 4pm

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    Super Member Lori Peercy's Avatar
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    September Secret Pal Swap Closes August 31st 4pm

    September Secret Pal Swap
    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.




    Please do not send me a sign up PM until the new sign-up sheet is available

    1) YOU NEED TO SEND THE HOSTESS A PRIVATE MESSAGE WHEN YOU MAIL YOUR PACKAGE TO YOUR SECRETPAL.

    2)ONCE YOU GET YOUR PACKAGE FROM YOUR SECRET PAL, YOU WILL NEED TO SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE TO THE PERSON WHO SENT THE PACKAGE TO YOU TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU DID RECEIVE IT AND TO THANK THE SENDER.

    3) AFTER YOU HAVE THANKED YOUR SECRET PAL, YOU WILL NEED TO SEND ME A PRIVATE MESSAGE TELLING ME THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR PACKAGE SO THAT I CAN KEEP ACCURATE RECORDS.

    FAILURE TO SEND THESE PRIVATE MESSAGES IS REASON ENOUGHTO BE BANNED FROM THE NEXT MONTHS SWAP.


    PACKAGES NEED TO BE SENT OUT BY August 13th this is a FIRM deadline (NOT A SUGGESTION).If for some reason you cannot mail by the 13th and are considering not signing up, then send me a private message and we can see if it can be worked out. IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU CANNOT 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 September. If that is not possible then please say no to International mailing on your sign-up sheet. Due to mail processing, our mail dates for international mailing has to be as early as possible! No later than the 10th of September. 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.

    International mailings—it is imperative that you keep your copy of the Customs Declaration Notice that you fill out until your SP has notified you that they received their package. If a problem encountered with the package, you may need to PM me the information from that sheet in order to work effectively with the Postal Service.


    Once you have decided to join the swap, please send me a PM with the completed information sheet.



    Our International board members are welcome to join the swap.

    You must have a phone # or email to sign up
    Your secret pal is excited to receive your name and really wants to send you a great package. Please help by answering the questions as completely as possible.

    Screen Name:
    Real Name:
    Address:
    Address:
    City, State, Zip:
    Favorite Colors:
    Favorite Candy:
    Your favorite notion/fabric line, etc:
    Your least favorite color(s)
    Least favorite candy
    Least favorite notion/fabric line
    Brand of sewing machine:
    Do you have an embroidery machine:
    Is there anything you like to collect?
    Besides quilting, what do you like to do?
    Do you have Allergies (smoke, cats, dogs etc)
    Do you have Allergens (you smoke, have cats, dogs etc)
    Do you hand embroidery?
    The ONE thing I want the most is_______
    What holidays do you celebrate?:
    Anything you would NOT like to receive:
    How long have you been sewing/quilting?
    What are you currently working on:
    What types of books do you like to read?
    Would you like to receive gently used items such as templates, patterns or appliqué books etc?
    Do you have a pet? What kind?
    The fabric color I am looking for is___
    What is your favorite beverage? Additional info (the more info you provide, the better):
    Can you mail international?
    email address:
    phone number:


    This form will be given to your secret pal (minus the email address and phone number) . The more you put on there, the better she/he will be able to get things you'd like. Additional information may be helpful to them as well.

    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.



    Examples of some fun things to receive are: fabric, notions, notepads, pens, postcards, handmade items, little things like that.

    Sign ups will close the 31st of August, and names will be paired on the 1st of September and sent out no later than the 2nd of September. (I will try to have all names out on the 1st.)

    Please make sure that you put your real name and screen name inside the package so the person receiving the package knows who to thank.

    1. You must ship your package using a method that provides tracking and delivery confirmation unless you are mailing international.

    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 delays in sending on your end). Failure to comply may result in the following:

    A public note that you failed to send would be added to the Group Activity matrix.

    If your pal is still empty handed at the end of the month, it is possible that negative feedback will be posted to your account.

    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.

    If you have questions, please PM me and I will try to answer as quickly as possible.
    Coordinated by: Lori Peercy

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    Looking forward to September swap!
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    I am in again this time for 3 if thats okay!
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    I'm in! Will go look over my questions and see if anything needs changing, and PM Lori.

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    I am in for Sept.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    I'm in for September as well, but there is no way I can mail before AUGUST 13!

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    I'm in too. Seems like I'm with great company for it. Mary
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    Lori.. I'm in. I had to send my info to you by email as for some reason I cant send it from here. Please let me know if you get my info tyty
    There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right. Think good thoughts for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of LIFE...Getting back up is LIVING...

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    Lori, I have a few questions since I have not been in this swap this year. I did read the above rules tho :-)

    1~ when is the ship date for the sept swap?
    2~ can I just sign up for only sept?
    3~ do I copy/paste the above questionair and email to you?

    Thanks!
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2 View Post
    Lori, I have a few questions since I have not been in this swap this year. I did read the above rules tho :-)

    1~ when is the ship date for the sept swap?
    2~ can I just sign up for only sept?
    3~ do I copy/paste the above questionair and email to you?

    Thanks!
    Hi sewnsewer,I'm not Lori but she said they need sent by August 13th. I'm sure she means sept. 13th since aug.13th is long gone. Yes we all sign up for one month at a time. If you want to sign up again you wait for each month to be posted and fill out and send the questions form again.Yes you copy and paste the form to Lori in a PM.If you need help just ask us. I know Lori doesn't get on here as much as she was so I hope this helps answer your questions.Good luck and hope to see you sign up. Hugs Mary
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    Quote Originally Posted by lawsonmugs View Post
    Hi sewnsewer,I'm not Lori but she said they need sent by August 13th. I'm sure she means sept. 13th since aug.13th is long gone. Yes we all sign up for one month at a time. If you want to sign up again you wait for each month to be posted and fill out and send the questions form again.Yes you copy and paste the form to Lori in a PM.If you need help just ask us. I know Lori doesn't get on here as much as she was so I hope this helps answer your questions.Good luck and hope to see you sign up. Hugs Mary
    Thanks so much Mary! I'll do that.
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    I just sent in mine!!!
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    I am in again too. Sending my PM to Lori today.
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    Just sent mine to Lori
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    Thank you so much Mary, (lawsonmugs) I was going to send her a pm but your way was much better and all new people can see it also. There are so many places to change when I copy and paste each month and if I don't catch it right away I can't get in to change. I hope everyone understands that it is Sept 13 (Friday). Thanks Lori

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    Ok, I'm in please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori Peercy View Post
    Thank you so much Mary, (lawsonmugs) I was going to send her a pm but your way was much better and all new people can see it also. There are so many places to change when I copy and paste each month and if I don't catch it right away I can't get in to change. I hope everyone understands that it is Sept 13 (Friday). Thanks Lori
    Your welcome Lori.No big deal,I was on here and seen it so I answered.Besides the more entered the better huh? !!!Mary
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    Sent you my PM. I'm in again!

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    In again, always so much fun.

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    I won't be able to join this month but will for the Oct. one. When I get back from vacation I'll peek in to see what all of you received. Everyone remember this is to have fun! Catch you all soon!

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    I'm in. Sounds like fun!

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    I used to do this but for some reason it stopped for awhile because some were not sending packages. As a matter of fact one of the last ones I got was from you. I would love to participate too.

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    Just sent my information to Lorie

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    I am in again, will pm you tomorrow.

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