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August Secret Pal Sign-Ups: Closes July 31 at midnight. Come enjoy the fun!

August Secret Pal Sign-Ups: Closes July 31 at midnight. Come enjoy the fun!

Old 07-26-2022, 06:00 AM
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Default August Secret Pal Sign-Ups: Closes July 31 at midnight. Come enjoy 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 o robviously used items that should be put in the trash. 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 August 20, 2022, this is a Firm deadline. All International mailings must be mailed by August 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 July 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 July 31 at midnight PST and names will be sent out no later than August 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!

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Old 07-27-2022, 05:45 AM
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I can't belief it is almost August but will definitely be signing up again. What a fun swap. I love the challenge of putting just the right package together and really look forward to my gift package coming in the mail. As always thank you Kathy for all the time and effort you put into this amazing fun swap.
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Old 07-28-2022, 06:15 AM
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I'm in... I have sent my details to Kathy!
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Old 07-29-2022, 07:01 AM
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I'm in again. Thanks Kathy for hosting!

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Old 07-29-2022, 03:33 PM
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I'm in sending my bio now.
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Old 08-01-2022, 07:34 AM
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Benched myself for this month. Getting my package out late last month and then it taking the scenic route really bothered me.

ON that note, I find myself being short often. I know it is from being stretched so thin with my mom and brother-in-law. He has advanced Parkinsons and my mom lives with him and my sister.

My mom's cancer has spread to her brain and lungs. Not sure if I had told you all. She is still able to get around but boy is she argumentative. It is like dealing with a toddler.

I am taking some time to go visit my eldest son, his wife and my two grandsons in Arkansas. I will be gone Aug. 10 to the 20th.

Have fun this month!
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Old 08-02-2022, 05:58 AM
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Kathy, have a wonderful time with your family in Arkansas. Still sending prayers and hugs your way.

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Old 08-02-2022, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Goatmom View Post
Kathy, have a wonderful time with your family in Arkansas. Still sending prayers and hugs your way.

Jennifer
Thank you. I am really looking forward to seeing my grandsons.
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Old 08-02-2022, 02:07 PM
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I just wanted to make everyone aware that BrendaK had surgery for lung cancer. I sent her an email when she did not sign up this month (she has participated every month since I took over SP.) If you would like to send her a card, please PM for her address.

Let's inundate her with kindness.

Thanks,

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Old 08-09-2022, 04:41 AM
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Good Morning,
I received a wonderful package from Alisha yesterday. It included cute cat fabrice, Benartex squares, marking pen, English Breakfast tea and York peppermint patties. I'll have to attach the picture from my home computer.

Thank you so much.

Jennifer
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