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#101602 Aug 2nd, 2007 at 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ~NL~
I was saying if I needed to craft something I would have to sit this one out due to just simply being too busy right now. I would love to be able to send my pal something I have created, but this time around it just isn't possible. So if that were a requirement, I woudl have to pass.


Just to clear this up for everyone. You are NOT required to make anything for your secret gifty person. That ? in the questionnaire which asks if you'd like something, does not gaurantee you'll get something made by your gifter, and does not require the gifter to make something.
Some people may even say no, not because they think your work isnt good but because they want things for thir own projects more. Like ~NL , some people just don't have time right now to make something. And some projects take longer to make than the swap time alloted. You can even join this if you dont know how to do any aort of craft. {See the question that asks if you'd like to start a craft.}

Sign ups will be taken until August 17 as per Momma mouses instruction. Plenty of time to join! Welcome aboard Tina!

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The questionnaire has been started in another post and sticky'd to the top. Please only answer the questions in that topic. Leave more ideas and comments down in here.


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Gift Swap Rules

If you would like to participate, please read the rules, then send Jiffymouse a pm with Craft Swap for the subject line, and your address (if I don’t already have it) along with your email address. Phone numbers are nice, but not required. Also the words "i agree to follow the rules" in the body. here are the rules:

1 - all members must be signed up by August 17.
2 – post your answers to the questionnaire in //www.agardenersforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/101486/gonew/1#UNREAD
3 - names will go out by pm on or before [color:#ff0000]to be determined

4 - all gifts must be mailed out by September 1, failure to do so will make you ineligible to participate in future gift swaps and could result in other penalties
5 - in the event of disaster striking you before you can mail out your box, notifying Jiffy as soon as possible will preserve your ability to play in the future. don't laugh, it could happen. we had 2 in another swap. please include the reason, even if it is just "i got snowed under and couldn't do it"
6 - gifts should be mailed with a tracking number when possible (even the post office offers that for only about 50 cents more) BUT...
7 - if you order your gift to be "direct shipped" please pm me when the order is placed, with the company name so i can post "so-and-so's gift has been ordered direct ship".
8 - finally - just like last time, that there is no specific amount, but please be mindful of other's budgets, and please make sure that you would be happy if you got what you sent out. if in doubt, $20-$30 VALUE is always a safe bet. and value is much more important than cost.
9 - post that you received your gift as soon as you get it, but at least within 3 days. pictures are great if you can!
10 - the administration of this board reserves the right to amend the rules as necessary. [/color]


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Wrennie #101614 Aug 2nd, 2007 at 04:13 AM
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back to fat quaters
When you go in a fabric store and buy fabric right off the bolt {those big rolled up "spools" of fabric you can get yards and yard or just a small piece from} you can buy 1/4 yard. It will be 9" {1/4 of 36"} by the width of the fabric, commonly 45". A fat quater {1/4} is cut 18" x 22" so its more like a half yard cut in hald widthwise and twice the width therefore fat. And 1/2 of a 1/2 is a 1/4.

For a better visual:
Take a sheet of paper,
does everyone have a sheet of paper?
OK
fold it in 1/2 the long way then 1/2 again still the long way. Unfold it and you have 4 columns. One of those columns is a 1/4 {as in yard} take another sheet, fold the it in 1/2 the long way then 1/2 down when you open it you have 4 squares, 2 on top 2 on bottom, one of those squares is a fat quater.


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???
A couple of people have asked for cross stitch hoops, I have some wooden ones with the screw tightener, i have had a metal one with cork lining and have seen plastic ones. Any prefrences?


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Wrennie #101695 Aug 2nd, 2007 at 06:18 AM
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Good question Wrennie. I guess I have always used the wooden ones. I will go and add that to my questionnaire.

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Wood with the screw for me....I think I lost my old ones when we moved because they aren't in my big crafting basket.

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Thank you wrennie for asking that. I wondered too. And sizes? Shapes? There are lots to choose from.


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Knitters & crocheters, I think i saw needle or hook sizes but not material, aluminum, wood, bamboo, plastic, no prefrence?

I see scrapbookers are asking for paper sizes. Very helpful, thanks.


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should the quilters say if they hand sew or mechine sew?


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I got my questionnaire filled out too, not that my 'puter was co-operating--- touched


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For those who give a T-Shirt size: is the size given a ladies or mens? why

There's a big difference. grin


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Originally Posted by sibyl
should the quilters say if they hand sew or mechine sew?


I would think it only makes a difference in what supplies you want. Like needles or type of thread. why But ou can anyway.


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For those who give a T-Shirt size: is the size given a ladies or mens? why

There's a big difference. grin


Not that i've done the questions yet notme
But, my tees I believe are unisex sized. That would be more like a mens right??


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Please remember
Looking at the wish lists may be overwhelming. These lists of 10 things are only guidelines. You don't have to get everything on someones list. If you see one thing you want to get, good.
I used to go through catalogs at Christmas and circle all the things I really liked. A LOT of things. Mom would then go through and pick out the 1 or 2 things she liked (or could stand) and get me those. That way she knew it was something I would like and not something that would sit in my closet untouched. And I had so much picked whatever i got would still be a suprise. That's what the 10 item wish list is like. K?


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Originally Posted by Wrennie
Please remember
Looking at the wish lists may be overwhelming. These lists of 10 things are only guidelines. You don't have to get everything on someones list. If you see one thing you want to get, good.
I used to go through catalogs at Christmas and circle all the things I really liked. A LOT of things. Mom would then go through and pick out the 1 or 2 things she liked (or could stand) and get me those. That way she knew it was something I would like and not something that would sit in my closet untouched. And I had so much picked whatever i got would still be a suprise. That's what the 10 item wish list is like. K?
thumbup perfect advice wrennie!

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So, we will be getting our names sometime after the 17th?

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i filled out my questionaire too, but, whoever gets me, i did not know how to put my answers in color, so mine is very hard to read! SORRY! why


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Maybe that person will just print it out and highlight your answers? I always wind up writing down what my person wants and carrying it with me. That way if I see something I think they may like, I can look over their list before I purchase the item.


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Originally Posted by faerywatcher
i filled out my questionaire too, but, whoever gets me, i did not know how to put my answers in color, so mine is very hard to read! SORRY! why


Not to worry I too made a mistake. I did not answer one of the questions and then I thought oh well, I will "add" a comment when i think of it--well That is not gonna happen---so I guess it is what it is---we can always ask "around" later if we are curious---right???


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Why did I wake up thinking about embroidery hoops? rolz
My ? is for people who want them, how big? I have them from 3" across up to probably 10 or 12" across????


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I think I asked that same Q a few pages ago. And I have oval hoops and square hoops. I asked about shapes.


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thanks for addin my name wrennie!

i sighned up on thhe postal site:}

now i cant wait to get my name!!!!


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Me either grin
Has everyone answered the questions yet??


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Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see Penny's wishlist.


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nope i just looked back penny hasnt done one yet,
i know she likes to paint fav color is i think hunter green :wink:
lol so we have a clue thumbup

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ok, the names should go out the 18th or sooner. i'd like to give it two weeks for everyone that wants in to get in.

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Do you need our addys again before we start?


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no. i'll contact everyone who i don't have for theirs. kissie thanks for asking.

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why where is Penny?


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I think at a soccer tournament.


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i think so too tamara, its august, i think they have a bunch this month with the send of the season n stuff:}


the 18 sounds good:}


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Anyone else know anyone who might want to come and play with us?


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None of my friends are particularly crafty. lol

Mom would've played probably but she's leaving for England soon for 6 weeks. It's a shame, she makes wreaths and crochets.

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I already can't hardly wait until Jiffy is ready to give us
our names!!!! bop bop


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I just posted Pennys quetionnaire. We did it by email so it would be in there.


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YAY!!!! clap clap


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So everyone is up there now, huh? That is fabulous! I'm with ya, Shirls, I can't wait either!!


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a little over a week to go!


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Originally Posted by LandOfOz
So everyone is up there now, huh?

unless someone else joins!


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Originally Posted by Wrennie
unless someone else joins!


I'm all for that! clap


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you know the 18 were getting our names to send gifts to...thats also pennys birthday lol what a coincidence!


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