kidge

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About kidge

  • Rank
    2013 Swap Hostess
  • Birthday 06/18/1970

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  • Real Name
    Kathy
  • Ravelry ID
    Kidge
  • Biography
    40 Something ;) I have two grown children Amanda is 22 and Trapper is 19 I am married to my best friend Ted and we have a fur-baby Bogie. I have been crocheting for over 30 yrs I love gingerbread boys/girls and house and love decorating our new home in Warm Autumn colors
  • Location
    North Chesterfield VA
  • Interests
    crochet, knit, plastic canvas
  • Occupation
    Customer Liaison
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    1978
  • Favorite things to crochet
    afghans,dishcloths,and purses
  • Favorite Hook
    Wood
    Handmade
  1. surveys are being sent now...
  2. I will be posting partners today.. sorry for the delay I can't seem to post from home but can at work...
  3. 2014 KISS HOT PAD Crochetville Name: Full Name (for mailing purposes only): Mailing Address: Email Address: Can you send to an international partner? _____ yes _____ no Allergies (wool, smoke, perfume, cats, dogs etc.): Please check if you: ___ smoke ____ have a cat ____ have a dog Are you willing to exchange with a smoker? _____ yes ______ no Do you prefer a specific color? ___ yes ___ no If yes, please specify your color preference here. ___________________________________________ Are there any colors you don't like? _________________________ Do you prefer a certain shape: ____ square ____ circular ____ Surprise me! Any shapes or techniques you don't like (e.g., angels, raised flowers, etc.)? ________________________________ Anything else you want your partner to know? Anything you would like the swap coordinator to know? This will be deleted before your swap survey is forwarded to your partner. __________________________ Have you participated in a Crochetville swap before? Is yes, please list which swaps. I have read the rules for participating in the 2014 KISS HOT PAD on Crochetville and I agree to all rules. ______ yes ______ no Reminder: Only one cotton potholder may be sent to your partner. No other goodies are to be included. We're Keeping It Simple in this Swap—one potholder only! __________________
  4. KEEP IT SIMPLE SWAP: HOT PAD RULES General Swap Requirements: Each swapper is required to send ONE COTTON HOT PAD. No additional items may be included in your swap package. We're keeping it simple--send just the one item and nothing else.Potholders must be made of cotton, as cotton is not flammable, and acrylic will melt. Swap Dates: This swap starts 8 September 2014 and ends 15 October 2014. All packages must be received by the ending date, so the mailing deadline for this exchange is 8 October 2014. All packages MUST be in the mail by 8 October 2014 (mailing deadline). Remember: Crochetville admin limits Villagers to two swaps at one time. If you are already signed up for two swaps, one must be completed before the KISS Potholder swap starts for you to be eligible to swap. See the Swap Guidelines. A swap will count as completed if you have mailed your final package and delivery confirmation information shows your package has been received OR your swap partner has posted a thank-you in the swap thread. GUIDELINES: Here are the rules. Please read them thoroughly before signing up. 1. Please submit a survey if you want to participate in this exchange. (See second post for Survey information.)Surveys should be emailed to the swap coordinator, Kathy at kidge at ymail dot com. You will receive a confirmation email when your survey is received, and your username will be added to the list of swappers posted below. Surveys can be submitted until 4 p.m. EST on 5 September 2014. 2. It is not required that you answer all the questions on the survey (except for name, address, and Crochetville nickname, etc.), but it is a good way for your partner to know your other preferences: favorite color, allergies, etc. 3. By submitting a swap survey, you agree to follow all Swap Guidelines and general forum guidelines. 3. Partner assignments will be e-mailed to you by 8 Septmber 2014. Packages must be POSTMARKED BY 8 October 2014. **Proof of shipping is required whenever it is available (see Swap Guidelines for details), and the delivery confirmation number must be emailed or PM'd to the swap coordinator.** All packages should be received by the end of the swap on 15 October 2014. 4. E-mail the coordinator, Janet at auntbubbELs at nyc dot rr dot com, when you receive your partner information at the start of the swap, and when you send and receive your exchange item(s) so that she can keep record of who sent and received. This is in addition to posting to the swap thread that you mailed or received. Lots of messages are posted to the swap thread daily. Please don’t make the swap coordinator go through all those messages to see if you sent/received your package!!!Remember, these emails are now required of all Crochetville swappers! Failure to do so will result in the accumulation of reputation points. 5. Please thank your partner for their thoughtfulness when you receive your package. It will make his or her day. **Thank-you’s MUST be posted on the swap thread, but you can post links to your blog forphotos, etc., if you choose. Thank-you’s are REQUIRED!!**Please also thank your partner personally with a private email, as well as a post to the swap thread. The private thank-you lets your partner know that their package has been received, and the public thank-you lets the other swappers know what you received and adds to everyone’s enjoyment of the exchange. Both public and private thank-you’s are required. 6. Make sure your postage and receiver's address are correct before mailing. Mark your package with Crochetville KISS Potholder. Do not forget that delivery confirmation (or other proof of shipping) is required whenever it is available, and the delivery confirmation must be emailed to the swap coordinator. This provides proof of mailing in case your package is lost during transit. 7. If you have a problem with your partner or an item you receive, please DO NOT post complaints to the swap board. Please PM or email the swap coordinator privately. 8. If your package is not postmarked by the Mailing Deadline of 8 October 2014, you will be subject to the consequences listed in the Swap Guidelines. Please contact the swap coordinator BEFORE the mailing deadline passes if there is a problem. 9. Since we are an international group, everyone is more than welcome to participate. That means that your exchange partner may live across the world and packages may take longer to arrive and cost more to ship. Keep this in mind when mailing items. 10. Most importantly, have fun! Happy Swapping!! PRIVACY INFORMATION: The information you provide on your survey is provided to assigned swap partners. Information may also be provided to the Swap Coordinator (DesertCrocheter) and Crochetville administration (AmyS and Donna) for the purposes of swap coordination only. With prior permission, survey information may also be shared with members sending “Angel” replacement packages, if necessary. IMPORTANT DATES: September 5: survey deadline October 8: mailing deadline October 15: end of swap FINAL REMINDERS!!! SWAPPER RESPONSIBILITIES: · Email Kathy when you get your partner assignment (posting in thread isn’t sufficient) · Email Kathy the Delivery Confirmation number of your package (posting in thread isn’t sufficient) · Thank your partner! TampaDoll - legalwoman17 LegalWoman17- TampaDoll #1CrochetFan - Jessicali Jessicali - #1CrochetFan kittyloverdeb - Beckyb Beckyb - kittyloverdeb Kidge - a.creative.mrs a.creative.mrs - kidge
  5. Partners assigned .. Have Fun : )
  6. Sorry everyone I did not receive any surveys... if someone wants to do it I will certainly host it but I didn't get a survey so assumed no interest.
  7. Email your surveys to Kathy at kidge [at] ymail [dot] com. You will receive a confirmation email that your survey has been received. All swappers will be listed on the first post as well. 1. What is your full name (for mailing purposes only), and C'ville nickname?? 2. Email address for swap information? 3. What is your mailing address?? 4. Do you have any allergies?? (Smoke, certain scents, food items, cats/dogs, wool, etc)?? 5. Do you, or anyone in your household, smoke?? 6. Do you have cats/dogs, or other pets? 7. Can you exchange with a smoker?? 8. What are your favorite colors?? Are there any colors you don't like?? 9. What size top do you where? 10. Do you prefer a Shawl or a Wrap? 11. Is there any sort of yarn that you don't wish your item to be crafted from?? 12. Anything you want your partner to know about your fashion sense?? 13. Can you send to an international partner?? 14. Are you secretly hoping for a certain technique or design, or a specific pattern you love? 15. Have you participated in a swap at C'ville before?? Which ones? Are you currently already signed up for two exchanges?? 16. What extra goodies do you enjoy? (tea, coffee, cocoa, etc -- these aren't required items for this swap, but this info is useful if your partner wishes to send some extras). 17. Have you read all of the swap rules, both for this specific swap and the general swap guidelines?? And do you agree to follow these rules?? 18. Anything else you want your partner to know???? 19. Anything you want the exchange coordinator to know?? (This information is removed before survey information is sent to your partner. It's kept private and confidential).
  8. General Swap Requirements: Each swapper is required to send 1 Handcrafted Shawl or Wrap. Because this swap is going to be one of the more expensive (materials to craft a large item - shawl or wrap ) and time consuming swaps, PLEASE do not begin until you have been assigned your partner! There is no minimum $$ for this swap cost of materials and time spent crafting the Wrap/Shall. Extras "MAY" be added but should not be expected. Please be 100% sure you are able to complete this swap before signing up. Please choose a pattern that will show your crochet skill and give your partner a wrap/shawl that they can enjoy wearing!! Communicate with your partner to ensure you are crafting a personalized gift for them, consider size (making a wrap for a very small women would not work for everyone some of us are plus sized), color, technique all these should be discussed with your partner before you being crafting. Please communicate often with your partner often, weekly communications are strong recommended. Swap Dates: This swap starts July 1st and ends August 15th, 2014. All packages must be received by the ending date, so the mailing deadline for this exchange is August 7th. All packages MUST be in the mail by August 15th, 2014. If you find you can't meet that deadline, please contact your swap coordinator Kathy (Kidge) BEFORE the deadline passes. Remember: Crochetville admin limits Villagers to two swaps at one time. If you are already signed up for two swaps, one must be completed before the shawl/wrap swap starts for you to be eligible to swap. A swap will count as completed if you have mailed your final package and delivery confirmation information shows your package has been received OR your swap partner has posted a thank-you in the swap thread. GUIDELINES: Here are the rules. Please read them thoroughly before signing up. 1. Please submit a survey (See 2nd post for Survey information) if you want to participate in this exchange. Surveys should be emailed to me at kidge (at) ymail (dot) com. I will send you a confirmation email when I receive your survey, and your name will be added to the list of exchangers posted below. Surveys can be submitted until Thursday, June 30th, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST. 2. It is not required that you answer all the questions on the survey (except for name, address, and C'ville nickname,etc), but it is a good way for your partner to know your other preferences, favorite color, favorite genre of books, allergies, etc. 3. Exchange assignments will be e-mailed to you by 12:00 PM (noon) EST, July 1st . Packages must be POSTMARKED BY August 15th, 2014. Delivery Confirmation is required whenever it is available (all domestic packages), and the delivery confirmation number must be emailed to the swap coordinator. Please email the swap coordinator, Kidge (at) ymail [dot] com, when you receive your exchange partner's information so that she knows you received it. All packages must be received by the end of the swap on August 15th, 2014. 4. E-mail the coordinator, Kidge at the above email address, when you receive your partner information at the start of the swap, and when you send and receive your exchange item(s) so that she can keep record of who sent and received. 5. Please thank your partner for his/her thoughtfulness when you receive your exchange item. It will make his or her day. Thank you's MUST be posted on the swap thread, but you can post links to your blog for photos, etc., if you choose. Thank you's are REQUIRED!! Not only does it hurt someone's feelings not to receive a thank you, but your partner and the swap coordinator don't know a package has been received if you don't post!! 6. Make sure your postage and receiver's address is correct before mailing. Mark your package with "Crochetville Shawl Swap". Do not forget delivery confirmation is required whenever it is available, and the delivery confirmation must be emailed to the swap coordinator. This is not only proof of mailing, but enables you to trace the package if it is lost in the mail. 7. If you have a problem with your partner or an item you receive, please DO NOT post complaints to the swap board. Please PM or email the swap coordinator privately. 8. If your package is not postmarked by the POSTMARK BY date of October the, you will be subject to the consequences listed in the 2014 Swap Guidelines. Please contact the swap coordinator BEFORE the mailing deadline passes if there is a problem Even if you are a seasoned swapper, you must read the 2014 Swap Guidelines as there are many changes. 9. Since we are an international group, everyone is more than welcome to participate. That means that your exchange partner may live across the world and packages may take longer to arrive. Keep this in mind when mailing items. 10. Most importantly have fun! Happy Swapping!! Sending in a survey means that you have read all the rules and agree to them. Swappers: Momx4 FrLopLady
  9. Yay I am very glad you like everything... sorry I was MIA for a few weeks between three business trips and 2 unexpected deaths in the family it's been a bit rough. So glad you like everything. I had a fab time
  10. Getting to know my partner Sheryl ... swap shopping trip tomorrow!!
  11. Howdy Sheryl Great to meet you .. this is a favorite of mine Can't wait to get to know you !!
  12. I received a fabulous K package on Friday. Thank you so much Tiffany for sending a fabulous package I adore everything
  13. Reminder Ladies, If your name is not in Green I have not received your confirmation number! This is the exciting part