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quiltmom9 AQM9



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PostSubject: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:54 pm

Hi Everyone,


Please I hope no one takes this personally or is hurt by the following as it's not meant to hurt anyone, but I think it's necessary to put some thoughts out there.

RULES

1.  It's important that some real thought is put into your gifts to others, we've had a challenge here and there, from time to time, some hurt feelings.  Now with that being said, I know that everyone has the best intentions when they sign up.  Please be considerate is all that I ask.  The gift comes from the heart, not much $$ needs to be spent, truly.

2.  If you do sign up I need you to stay in communication with me if there's a delay in mailing, I do understand that life gets in the way, truly I do!  I just want to be able to communicate with your special person.  I will contact you through PM, private messaging, and it's important that you respond to me in a timely fashion.  It's very frustrating when you don't respond and I can see that someone has been on the forum, but isn't responding.  With that being said, does everyone know where to find PM or private messaging?  I apologize to those that don't...... we can help you find it.  Most receive an email notification that you've received a PM throught the forum.

3.  Once you receive your gift in the mail (even though it's not time to open it yet) that you post you received it in the mail, this relieves your Secret Santa's mind that you've gotten the gift.  Sadly we have had some mail issues with packages that have been lost, never to be found.  Much work/thought have been put into everyone's special gifts that it's a sad time when gifts are lost, or worrisome to our gifters when we don't let them know that the gift has at least arrived in the mail.

4.  No one is going to mark you off Santa's list if you open early..... LOL.....promise..... it's just fun to open around the same time, but I totally understand the excitment of receiving a gift in the mail!! No worries!!!

5.  That you truly think about the commitment that you signed up for as we don't want to have hurt feelings.

6.  I don't mean to be hard nosed or offend, but if you can't abided by the above, then please I ask that you reconsider before you sign up.

Final rules:   Please feel free to PM me if you have concerns or questions.  



Updated Secret Santa List:  

Gimpy
Laura
AQM9
TexasMusicMom
Mamu
Luvsquilting
Linda 2B
TXMaryquilts
GwennieM
Marian
JennQT
Redwork
Hummerlou
Jill
Memaw4
Anita M.
Golo
Betweens
Redmadder
Shemoocows
Mum
Cassie

Kany
Judy in Oregon (unable be online at the moment due to 3 broken vertebrae & currently out of contact as a result)

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Alicia
Count each day a blessing!
Take the time to smell the roses!
Living in the beautiful Sierra Nevada of Northern California

http://community.webshots.com/user/abertquiltmom9


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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:20 pm

I am and Laura is (Im not going out in the wind and rain to ask mum though  lol! )
I know we have some swap rules somewhere, I need to dig them out and see what needs to be refreshed, just keep up with the times. Everything to you said sounds good to me and fair!  Thumbup Thumbup 

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quiltmom9 AQM9



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:28 pm

Thanks Gimpy!! Appreciate the banner link!!

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Alicia
Count each day a blessing!
Take the time to smell the roses!
Living in the beautiful Sierra Nevada of Northern California

http://community.webshots.com/user/abertquiltmom9
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texasmusicmom



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:40 pm

Totally agree....you are not out of line at all.  Thanks for the reminders....we all need to remember them!  Also thank you for doing this each time.....I truly appreciate it.  I love participating.....often will pick up items I see on sale or clearance etc. to keep to have on hand for it!

I'm in for December....as crazy as it is going to be for us...I think I can fit it in. Love having the gifts I receive around as a reminder of my online friends!
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:23 pm

Im going to restrict swaps to regular active forum members from now on.

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sewn3w



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:16 am

Gonna sit this one out. Fall is too busy for me. But will throw out an idea for after, maybe a spring swp. I took part in ann ugly fabric swap. Size was a half yard. All were sent in. We voted on the ugliest. Then they were randomly sent to participants. Each had to make something with it as the theme or focus fabric and post a picture. Lots of fun.

of course I will never remember this in a couple months
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Mamu



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:13 am

I am in for the Dec swap!  and I agree that the swaps should be restricted to regular active forum members, that is just fair.

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Linda 2B



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:51 am

I'm in!
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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:06 am

I'm in. I will check with Cassie and see if she thinks she will have time to play. She sat this last one out because of her heavy class load. She was tickled to see all my goodies from Linda and I could tell she wished she had been able to participate. So maybe this time, I'll ask her.

Alicia, we all need rules. And someone has to be willing to step up and present the rules. Bless your heart for doing it. I know it wasn't easy for you to say, especially with all your stress at work. You said nothing wrong. You said a lot right. Fair is fair. Play nice or go home.

If you need a break from hostessing, just pm me and I don't mind doing it. If you are good, if you still enjoy it and want to do it again, that's fine. But don't hesitate to ask for a break if you need one.  hug08 

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Luvsquilting



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:39 pm

I'm in. I hope I'm not irregular but regular. Shocked 
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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:13 pm

Luvsquilting wrote:
I'm in.  I hope I'm not irregular but regular. Shocked 

 lmao lmao lmao 

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TxMaryQuilts    

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Gwennie M



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:57 pm

I agree, the rules are most fair and thanks for hosting. I am in!
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quiltmom9 AQM9



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:23 pm

WoooHoooooo we're off and running!!!!!!

OK.... let's start throwing around some ideas!!!!

What do you want to do?
Anything some wants? Fat Quarters? Gadgets? Ornaments?
Swap blocks by theme, pattern, or color? Mugrugs? Rolling, rolling, rolling....let's keep these ideas rolling.... LOL....

 coffeecup 


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Alicia
Count each day a blessing!
Take the time to smell the roses!
Living in the beautiful Sierra Nevada of Northern California

http://community.webshots.com/user/abertquiltmom9
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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:28 pm

Rolling, rolling, rolling....let's keep these ideas rolling.... Rawhide!!!!!
Ha Ha Love those old western songs.

Hmmm, what to do. I like the idea of mug rugs. And maybe add something related, ie; tea bags, cookies, a mug... something that would be a surprise.
Could challenge ourselves and make them double sided maybe?

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TxMaryQuilts    

Always in a Texas state of mind.
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quiltmom9 AQM9



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:35 pm

Great Idea TXMary. I added your suggestion to the original post at the top... figured it would be easier to keep track that way.

I love westerns too!!!!!!

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Alicia
Count each day a blessing!
Take the time to smell the roses!
Living in the beautiful Sierra Nevada of Northern California

http://community.webshots.com/user/abertquiltmom9
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:50 pm

Luvsquilting wrote:
I'm in.  I hope I'm not irregular but regular. Shocked 

there is medicine for that you know  Shocked lmao lmao lmao lmao lmao 

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Luvsquilting



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:44 pm

Well, we are supposed to be regular members. That's a little TMI.  tigger 
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:24 pm

lmao lmao lmao lmao lmao lmao lmao lmao Thud 

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texasmusicmom



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:32 pm

lmao lol! Shocked placard 
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Marian



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:29 am

Count me in for December!!! I agree with the rules and think they are all OK!!!!

Marian in Ohio
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jennQT



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:23 am

Please count me in :) I'm fine with whatever is decided for the swap
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redwork



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:48 am

I am in
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hummerlou



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:10 am

I'm in! Thanks Alicia!
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quiltmom9 AQM9



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:02 pm


Secret Santas so far

Gimpy
Laura
AQM9
TexasMusicMom
Mamu
Luvsquilting
Linda 2B
TXMaryquilts
GwennieM
Marian
JennQT
Redwork
Hummerlou
Jill
Memaw4
Anita M.

Looking for suggestions everyone. I'm updating suggestions and those signing up in my first post on page one.

Throw some suggestions out there!

Everyone you know you want to sign up!!!
Suggestions:

1. TXMary: I like the idea of mug rugs. And maybe add something related, ie; tea bags, cookies, a mug... something that would be a surprise.
Could challenge ourselves and make them double sided maybe?

2. Linda2B: Each person could pick a theme or part of the home they would like to have something for and Alicia could put it next to their name on the list. Then the Santa's could make something in that theme or for a part of the home.

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Alicia
Count each day a blessing!
Take the time to smell the roses!
Living in the beautiful Sierra Nevada of Northern California

http://community.webshots.com/user/abertquiltmom9


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Jill



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa Swap December 2014   Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:16 pm

Count me in too, purty pleeze
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