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April Square Swap - **MAILING DEADLINE IS TODAY -04/23!**

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Welcome to the April Square Swap of 2013, Crochetville's 3rd square swap of the 9-month long celebration of crocheted square love!

General Swap Requirements: Each swapper is required to send ONE yellow square (size as specified by your partner).

Swap Dates: This swap starts 1 April 2013 and ends 30 April 2013. All packages must be received by the ending date, so the mailing deadline for this exchange is 23 April 2013. All packages MUST be in the mail by 23 April 2013 (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 April Square 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, sahm2g1b, at sahm2g1b AT gmail 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 5 p.m. EST on 31 March 2013.

N.B.: Please do not send your survey as attachment! Please cut and paste the survey in
the body of your message.

2. It is not required that you answer all the questions on the survey (except for name, address, and Crochetville nickname), but it is a good way for your partner to know your other preferences: favorite color, allergies, etc. If you have been in a recent swap, you may want to let the hostess know who your swap partner was, so you are not accidentally teamed again (this has happened).

3. By submitting a swap survey, you agree to follow all Swap Guidelines and general forum guidelines. Please note—there is now a new requirement re: digital patterns.

4. Partner assignments will be e-mailed to you by 1 April 2013. Packages must be POSTMARKED BY 23 April 2013. **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 30 April 2013.

5. E-mail the coordinator, Steph at sahm2g1b AT gmail DOT com, when you receive your partner information at the start of the swap, when you send, and receive your exchange item(s) so that she can keep record of who sent and received. Do not PM her through Crochetville. This is in addition to posting to the swap thread that you mailed or received your assigned partner and your packages. 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.

6. 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 for photos, 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.

7. Make sure your postage and receiver's address are correct before mailing. Mark your package with Crochetville Square Swap. 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.

8. 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.

9. If your package is not postmarked by the Mailing Deadline of 23 April 2013, 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.

10. 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.

11. 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 Leader (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:


March 31, 2012: survey deadline

April 23, 2013: mailing deadline

April 30, 2013: end of swap


FINAL REMINDERS!!! SWAPPER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Email Steph when you get your partner assignment (posting in thread isn’t sufficient)
  • Email Steph the Delivery Confirmation number of your package (posting in thread isn’t sufficient)
  • Thank your partner!

**For Survey, see post #2!!**

Edited by sahm2g1b

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APRIL GRANNY SQUARE SWAP

Send a square, get a square!

Welcome to the inaugural month of our almost year-long granny square swap! Or, as I like to think of it, our Square Dance! For the next nine months, we’ll be exchanging one granny square a month to help jump start our Crochetville friendship afghans. But granny squares have so many other uses—scarves, tote bags, pillows, even (at least in my house) hot pads and plant doilies.

Each month you will receive specific directions about what kind of granny square to make (it may be a specific color or incorporate a specific theme into the pattern name—each month is different). You will sign up individually for each month, so if one month’s theme or color doesn’t appeal to you, you can just skip it and rejoin us another month.

And, please, no extra goodies. Just like the KISS exchanges, all you need to send is your granny square and crochet love.

I hope at the end of the year, we’ll share photos of any completed projects that use these granny squares to inspire all of us. Crochetville members are so talented and creative—I’m sure we’ll see some gorgeous afghans and finished items.


April Square Swap: Yellow Squares!   (any square pattern, made in yellow yarn)

What is your full name (for mailing purposes only), and C'ville nickname?

Email address for swap information?

What is your mailing address??

Can you send to a foreign partner?

Do you have any allergies? (Smoke, certain scents, food items, cats/dogs, etc)?

Do you, or anyone in your household, smoke?

Do you mind swapping with a smoker?

Do you have cats/dogs or other pets?


Do you have any fiber allergies (wool, mohair, etc)?

Do you have any fiber preferences? Type or brand?

What are your favorite colors?

Are there any colors you don't like?

I prefer: _____ 12-inch square _____ (2) 8-inch square _____ (2) 7-inch square _____ (2) 6-inch square

I prefer: _____ cotton yarn _____ wool ______ acrylic yarn

I ___do _____do not like granny squares with a 3-D flower in the center

Any other square guidelines you’d like to share with your partner? For example, are you making different colored squares from the same pattern for your afghan, and would prefer that pattern?

Anything you want the swap hostess to know? (This information is removed before survey information is sent to your partner. It's kept private and confidential). E.g., a recent swap partner so you’re not partnered again, if someone is your relative, etc.

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?

Are you currently participating in 2 swaps at this time?

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** Reserved For Swap Participant/Partner List**

Abigail1280 (mailed)~ mandymae (received)

AngelFairy (mailed) ~ tambob6259 (received)

crsheridan (mailed) ~ kittyloverdeb (received)

FrLopLady (mailed) ~ smith

kittyloverdeb (mailed) ~ crsheridan (received)

Kristyskrafts (mailed) ~ MrsMcKee (received)

mandymae (mailed) ~ Abigail1280 (received)

MrsMcKee (mailed) ~ Kristyskrafts (received)


smith (mailed) ~ FrLopLady (recevied)

tambob6259 (mailed) ~ AngelFairy (received)

Edited by sahm2g1b

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:clap  Survey Sent!!! Maybe I'll have an excuse to get some more yarn..... :lol

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:clap  Survey Sent!!! Maybe I'll have an excuse to get some more yarn..... :lol

How funny!  I was thinking the exact same thing!!!  I just found some that I LOVE and was looking for an excuse to buy more!

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Welcome, ladies!  I've gotten your surveys and will update my list in a bit. I've got company right now.  Just popping in to let you know I've gotten your surveys!

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Welcome:

 

 

tambob6259

Kristyskrafts

smith

crsheridan

 

Sorry to take so long to get you added.  I knew I had company coming yesterday morning, but I was not expecting them to stay as long as they did!  It was a great day & we had a great visit, but boy did it put me behind in getting you ladies added! 

 

So, welcome!  I'm so happy to have so many wanting to do this swap!  I can't wait to get you paired up!

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I just emailed my survey! This is my first C'Ville swap--and I'm so excited! I'm doing it to build my friendshipghan, and to also work down my stash! I just found a pretty skein of yellow acrylic this morning in a yarn tub :)

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I just emailed my survey! This is my first C'Ville swap--and I'm so excited! I'm doing it to build my friendshipghan, and to also work down my stash! I just found a pretty skein of yellow acrylic this morning in a yarn tub :)

Welcome to the group!

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Sign ups are now closed! Partners will be assigned by 2 pm tomorrow, April 1st!

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Ladies, check your emails!  Partners have been assigned & sent out! 

 

Remember: 

 

We are swapping ONE YELLOW SQUARE ONLY!!!!  Nothing else is to be sent this is a simple swap! 

 

Happy swapping!!!

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Ha! I thought the same thing, Deb! I've already started looking for a pattern to make for you! This is gonna be so much fun!

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Received my partner and got the emails sent out!  Now time to start looking for the perfect pattern.... 

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Got my partner, responded to the email, AND my square is DONE! Whoo hoo! Now I just need to find something to mail it in...

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