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    September Secret Pal

    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.

    1) You Need To Send The Hostess A Private Message When You Mail Your
    Package To Your Secret Pal.

    2) Once You Get Your Package From Your Secret Pal, You Need To Send A
    Private Message To The Person Who Sent The Package To You Thanking Them
    And To Acknowledge That You Did Receive It.

    3) After You Have Thanked Your Secret Pal, You Will Need To Send Me A
    Message Telling Me That You Have received Your Package So That I Can Keep
    Accurate Records.
    Failure To Send These Three Messages Is Reason Enough To Be Banned From
    The Next Month's Swap.

    Packages need to be mailed out by September 15th, this is a Firm deadline (Not a
    suggestion). If you know that you can not 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, Due to mail processing, our mail dates for
    international mailing has to be as early as possible! 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.

    For international mailing it is very important that you mark your
    parcel as a 'Gift'. Usually on the Customs Declaration there's a box you
    can check.
    Also, the value should be $10 only (even if you send diamond necklace,
    lol). I know that each and every time the wonderful generous gifts are
    far in excess of this amount, but if the true value is listed (and it's over
    the allowed 'Gift' amount) 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

    As an aside, padded envelopes are much cheaper to send compared to small
    boxes. I'm not sure if that's true for every carrier or not.
    Our International board members are welcome to join the swap.
    You must have a phone # or email to sign up

    Screen Name:
    Real Name:
    Address:
    Apartment number/lot number:
    City, State, Zip:
    Favorite Color(s):
    Least favorite color(s):
    The fabric color I am looking for is:
    Your favorite notion/fabric line:
    Least favorite notion/fabric line:
    Brand of sewing machine:
    Do you have an embroidery machine?
    Do you hand embroider?
    How long have you been sewing/quilting?
    What are you currently working on?
    Would you like to receive gently used items (templates, patterns, books having
    to do with quilting, orphan blocks, magazines)?
    Besides quilting, what do you like to do?
    What types of books do you like to read?
    Do you have Allergies (Smoke/Pets/Fragrance)?
    Do you have Allergens (Smoke/Pets)?
    If you have a pet what kind?
    I do/do not celebrate (Holidays):
    I like to collect:
    The One thing I want the most is:
    I would not like to receive:
    Favorite candy/cookies/snack:
    Least favorite candy, etc.
    Favorite beverage:
    Do you have a Keurig Coffee Machine, if so what flavors do you like?
    Tell a little about yourself &/or your quilting:

    Can you mail international?
    email address:
    phone number:

    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.

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

    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
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    I am in. PMing now.
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    Count me in!

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    make sure you send me a pm letting me know that you want in

    Thank you
    verna2197
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Sent my pm.

    Thank you verna.

    BrendaK
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    I would love to play again!
    This swap is sew much fun.
    Linda ^i^

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    I'm a newbie and would like to join in the fun - PM sent!

    Christine - from the Northern Neck of Virginia

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    Welcome, Christine, from Arizona!

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    Welcome Christine glad to have you come join in the fun. Any questions don't hesitate to ask, anyone on this board will be more than happy to answer you. Again a big welcome!!!!!!
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Hi Christine from south Texas, yes on the coast, waiting for Harvey lol
    You'll love this swap!

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    Thank you for the warm welcome messages! I think this will be a wonderful 1st time Swap for me

    Marietta, I hope Harvey has come and gone and that all is well with you and your family!

    Christine
    Sewing Mends the Soul....

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    hoping everyone that was is the path of Harvey is ok. Sending prayers your way
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    I'm good here, the Hurricane hit several hours down the coast from me. As we are on the "dirty" side of it we are getting heavy downfalls of rain, lots and lots of tornados and many places flooding. Where I am Freeport, about an hour south of Houston , right on the coast, we are mainly concerned with the rivers flooding. Last year we had a 100 yr flood and so so many people were flooded, took weeks and weeks for the water to go down. My sister was out of her home for over 2 months.
    Anyway would love to throw my hat in for Sept SP, but....have to wait and see

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    Watching the flooding right now on the news, everyone please please be very careful down there





    Quote Originally Posted by marietta View Post
    I'm good here, the Hurricane hit several hours down the coast from me. As we are on the "dirty" side of it we are getting heavy downfalls of rain, lots and lots of tornados and many places flooding. Where I am Freeport, about an hour south of Houston , right on the coast, we are mainly concerned with the rivers flooding. Last year we had a 100 yr flood and so so many people were flooded, took weeks and weeks for the water to go down. My sister was out of her home for over 2 months.
    Anyway would love to throw my hat in for Sept SP, but....have to wait and see
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    I joined for the first time last month and a lot of fun. I'm in again this month Verna, you are doing a great job and my PM is on the way
    Chris

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    Verna, how much interest is there this month?

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    I'm in! sent my pm yesterday!

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    We have around 10 people now, I know some of the regulars live in Tx and I sure hope they are ok. If you know someone who is thinking about signing up let them know they only have a couple days left to sign up. Just till the 31st. The more the merrier. We have a couple of newbies this month and we welcome them so very much. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.



    Quote Originally Posted by Faintly Artistic View Post
    Verna, how much interest is there this month?
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Our Texas friends out there we hope and pray you are safe.
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    I just heard from Lori and her sister is still in ICU its a 2 hour drive from her home she stated she only comes home to do laundry and then heads back. I told her not to worry that I had her covered. So I will be doing this until I hear different. So lets have an awesome swap ladies
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Verna - I'm glad you stepped in. I won't be participating this month. Just too much going on. But I'll be back for October.

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    Belfrybat glad to hear your doing okay down here stay safe
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Does anyone know when the sign ups for the Secret Santa are? I want to make sure that I don't miss it. BrendaK
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    I'm shopping and sewing this weekend....any idea when we might get our names?
    I like having an "excuse" to go to the LQS

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    Either on the 1st or the 2nd will try to get them all out tonight after midnight



    Quote Originally Posted by redstilettos View Post
    I'm shopping and sewing this weekend....any idea when we might get our names?
    I like having an "excuse" to go to the LQS
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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