Okay, despite computers freezing and sore muscles from the weekend, we've finally got the sign-ups ready for the 2012 12 Days of Christmas Swap. Below are the details:
Each participant makes 12 handmade gift items (may all be the same or 12 different). They are to be gift wrapped with a “From” tag showing your board name on them and mailed to hostesses. In order to keep things somewhat organized, please ship all packages to Quilter Chris (QC). She will send you her address when she receives your PM. When all have arrived, we will swap them around and send each player back 12 Wrapped Gifts. We will all open them together, one a day, starting on Dec. 12, 2012. We will be opening our last one on Christmas Eve.
SIGNUPS begin now and close on November 1st. To sign up, send QC a PM stating that you want to play and giving your Board Name, Real Name, mailing address, a phone # contact, and email addy. QC will send you her snail mail info. Participants will not be added to the list until their info PM is received. Remember, the more the merrier, so let your friends know about the sign-ups, too.
You can mail your packages any time you are ready. (Please put 12 Days Swap on the outside of the box.) The gifts, however, must be mailed to QC so that we have them by November 25th. That will give us about a week and a half to get them swapped and mailed back to you by Dec 10. We know that this isn’t as long as we gave you last year, but sometimes life interferes and we’re sure that a lot of you have already started working on your gifts anyway. PLEASE USE DELIVERY CONFIRMATION ON YOUR PACKAGE. It only costs a dollar more. Send a PM to QC with your confirmation number once your package is on its way.
We will be mailing the packages back to you using USPS Priority Mail boxes so you must include $16 for return postage (the large USPS PM box costs $14.95 plus the DC charge). Cash or check (PM QC for her check info if needed). We may be able to use the smaller USPS box depending on the size of the gifts. If so, any change that you have coming will be returned with your packages.
The only hard and fast rules are:
Nothing with odor (perfumes, smoke, animal dander, etc.)
Please don’t try to skimp by and send something too cheesy (like a yoyo with a pin on the back or a piece of recycled wrapping paper torn into the shape of a tree with a piece of ribbon through the top) and call it a gift. Make something nice that you would like to receive. The gifts can be any items you personally make and you don’t have to spend a lot of money on them. They don’t have to be a Christmas theme; don’t have to be sewn or quilted items. In past swaps we have had everything: jewelry, knitted items, tatted items, crochet items, pot holders, Christmas stockings, small wall hangings, oven dresses, hand-made greeting card sets, numerous craft items, etc. Also, try to vary what you’re sending as a lot of the same people are in this swap from year to year and will already have an item from previous years.
Keep your gift item a secret so we can be surprised. Hints and ticklers, though, are welcomed and help generate excitement!
Signups begin now and end on November 1st. The packages must be in our hands by November 25th. We will swap the packages and mail back so that you all have them by Dec. 10. Opening begins Dec. 12 thru Dec 24. This year, I get to be #1 and Quilter Chris is #2. Who’s next?
15. J Lu
25.This message has been edited. Last edited by: lindaj52,
Our first swapper is..... AppleBetty. Who will be next?
Margie is our next swapper. The list is beginning to grow!
Nylirose has joined us. So, where are our other swappers from last year. Oh, and we really would like any newbies to join us. If you have any questions, you can PM me and I'll be happy to answer them.
Please add me to this fun event!
Sending my PM...
Okay, we're up to 6. Swappers, come on down!
LINDAY I WANT TO PLAY TOO.
I WILL SENT PM NOW.
I am thinking about it. I just have to think of something I can finish in the next 3 weeks! I'm having shoulder surgery end of October and don't know how much I will be able to use my arm. As soon as I find the Pattern and see how hard it is I'll let you know. I do have an idea of what I want to do.
I do hope that you can join us, PatriciaAnne, and, btw, welcome to the board. We always love to see newbies on here. In the meantime, we are now up to seven with Ely (happy to see you back). And we still have 27 days of sign-ups to go!
I would like to join the swap.
My friend told me how much fun it is foor a couple years now and Im always to late to join.
DJillM, got your PM and forwarded it to QuilterChris. You are now #8 on the list. Welcome aboard!
I would like to join in the fun!!
I will pm you.
Welcome to 12 days. I was warned to post here so you can find me to send info. In case you missed my "topic" in the discussion boards, OK here I am. Post away. Now I am found LOL. Quilter Chris
Welcome aboard, PatriciaAnne. So happy that we're going to be your first swap on the board. You'll really have a lot of fun!
Count me in! I haven't been on checking and just saw the sign ups. Can't wait for it.
Thanks for hosting!
Chris, did you get my e-mail?
Chris, Just wondering if you got my PM.
Yes I did. Do you have all my info?
Good morning, ladies. QuilterChris has been ill for the past few days and hasn't been on her computer. I'll check in with her this morning about your PMs. DJillM, we do have your info.
LanaR and Fleur55, QuilterChris has not received a PM from either of you. Please re-try your PMs today. Also, if anyone else has sent a PM and we haven't acknowledged it, please post here. Thanks all.
I would love to sign up for a spot in this.
Darcie1128, just send QuilterChris a PM with your board name, your name, address, phone number and e-mail addy. Her post is above.
Also, we got Fleur55's pm, so she's been added to the list. Anyone else want to join us? This is a lot of fun and will give you 12 days in a row before Chr*st mas to open presents!
I have sent 3 PM's. If not receiving them could one of you please e-mail. THANK YOU so much.
Lana, I sent you a PM.
Today, we add Darcie1128. That means we're up to 11. LanaR, did you get my PM? If not, please post here and we'll try to figure out what's going on.
And, once again, let's remind all of you that we only have 21 days left to sign up. Come join us for the fun!
I'll jump in and play again, it was fun last year. I'll pm my info this evening.
OK Linda -- Elsie123 -- I got your PM and posted you to the group. Anyone else wanting to join us? Quilter Chris
We've added LanaR and Elsie123 to the list, so we're up to 13. Sign-ups are open until 10/31, so there's still time for the rest of you to come and play.
We are up to 13 now ladies. Any other takers. I know we are a creative bunch. I just loved opening the gifts last year to see what little beauties I got. Quilter Chris
I will join -- haven't done this in several yrs. I have several items that I treasure from when I participated last.
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CQ: I can't seem to send you a pm; don't know if it's this computer or what. Can you pm me and I will check when I get home tonite
~Don't assume people have a plan; they might be waiting for you to tell them the plan!~
Motqltr, I sent you a PM.
This morning we welcome Motqltr and Catwmn27. That makes 15! Next.
Good morning ladies and welcome to all 15 of you who are with us for 12 Days 2012. We had a fun time last year with many interesting gifts. Lets put on our thinking caps and see what happens this year. More info to come after we close down the sign ups on 10/15. For newbies this is a very easy way to get your proverbial feet wet with exchanges or swaps. It still gives you license to do your own thing without restrictions. LOL. Quilter Chris
Actually, sign-ups end on November 1, but you all can start working on your gifts anytime. Anyone else want to play?
I agree with Chris, this is a very fun swap!!!! The first year I was in it I am thinking there were 50 some people. The host posted pictures of the wrapped gifts laying all over the floor in the room she was using to swap packages out. My mail lady would kill me if I took in 50 some boxes to mail!!!
Can't wait to see all I will receive. I always let somebody go thru and number mine so I don't have to decide which one to open daily!
I did this several years ago and it was fun...
May I join this year?
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Good evening ladies, with J Lu and luvthosequilts, that makes 17 names. Yes my list is at 17 the same as the one here. I never got a PM from Fleur55 and a couple of others but Lindaj52 forwards to me and I to her so that we are up to date. I have already started my gifts. I truly hope everyone likes my choice this year Chris Holub/Quilter Chris
Welcome to our new swappers. Besides adding their names to the list, I added a few more numbers. Since we didn't want to start with too many numbers at first, I only started with 20. I really would like to see a lot more people come back to this swap. When our dear friend, Pat, was doing it, one year there were over 60 swappers. I'm not sure how we'll do with that many, but I am sure that we can get it done. So, please tell all of your friends about this swap and get them to sign up before November 1st. Thanks all.
Well Linda thank you for adding me to your swap. I'm excited now to be a part of someone elses Christmas family. Christmas is a big deal for my family but to me I'm still like a little kid. I have an idea ready i my head for my gifts. Can't wait to get started.
FVI Chris I haven't gotten a PM from you yet with your address
You can put me down. I enjoyed doing this last year.
Just sent QC a PM.
J Lu, Chris will send out a PM to everyone with the pertinent info after the sign-ups close.
I have sent your info to Lindaj52 Sue. Welcome to the group. We are up to 18 now. Whoohoo!!!! Quilter Chris/Chris Holub
I promise to send my Snail Mail address as soon as sign ups close. ChrisThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Quilter Chris,
I have just sent a PM to QC
Karrie Lynn, you need to send QC another PM with all of the requested info (see first posting in this thread). We cannot add you to our list until she has that information. Thanks.
Hi Karrie Lynn.
I still have no information for the sign up of the 12 days. As soon as you send me your PM You will be included on the list. Quilter Chris.
I would like to do this but am drawing a blank on what to make. Can someone give me a few ideas please.
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