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Scavenger Hunt 2014--We're Hunting!

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:sher SCAVENGER HUNT 2014 :sher

 

The winter is finally over, and it's time to get outside and go on an old-fashioned scavenger hunt! The rules are easy: there is a list of required items that every package has to have. There will also be two activities involving digital photos that will be added to the 'points' each hunter will amass. Then there is a list of extra items, each worth 1 point, you can include in your package to be entered to win a prize! This year, there will be two prizes, one for the first package sent out (as long as all the required items are in it), and one for the person who sends the most items off the 'extra' list and therefore has the most points.

 

Your Scavenger Hunt package must equal $25. That means you must also include additional items based on your partner's survey and what they like. You can add more yarn; you can add a pattern book; you can add a pool foam noodle; you can add whatever you like. Just make sure you include all the items you have to, to play the game!

 

Swap Dates: This swap starts 1 MAY 2014 and ends 16 June 2014. All packages must be received by the ending date, so the mailing deadline for this exchange is 8 JUNE 2014. All packages MUST be in the mail by 8 JUNE 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 Scavenger 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, DesertCrocheter, at patrysia_520 AT msn DOT com. Please list the swap name in the subject line. 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 noon Eastern zone DST (New York City) on 29 April 2014. N.B.: Please do not send your survey as attachment--attached surveys always make my msn account freeze! 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 on 1 May 2014. Packages must be POSTMARKED BY 8 June 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 April 2014.

5. E-mail the coordinator, DesertCrocheter at patrysia_520 AT msn 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. 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 Scavenger Hunt. 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 8 June 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.

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!!


IMPORTANT DATES:


April 29: survey deadline
June 8: mailing deadline
June 15: end of swap

 

* Information for All Crochetville Swaps *

While you are required to read and understand the entire 2013 guidelines and the Copyright/Trademark Guidelines for Swaps in order to participate in a swap, the following major points are reminders. 

Eligibility: To participate in any Crochetville swap, you must be at least 18 years old and have achieved Villager membership level. For complete details, see Who is eligible to participate in a swap? 

* Swap Limit: You may participate in a maximum of two swaps at one time at Crochetville. For complete details, see How many swaps may I join at one time?

* Any Swap Problems? Contact your Swap Hostess as soon as possible. For complete details, see Swap Problems. 

* To Avoid Receiving Negative Points and/or Revocation of Swap Privileges: 
For complete details about negative points, see What actions could cause me to receive negative points? 
For complete details about revocation of swap privileges, see What actions could cause me to have my swap privileges revoked?

 

 

  • The items you send must meet at least the minimum requirements of the swap.
  • Within one week of receiving your partner assignment/survey from your Swap Hostess, post in the swap thread saying that you have received your partner.
  • Mail your swap package by the POSTMARK-BY deadline given in your swap.
  • When mailing your swap package, get a delivery confirmation (DC) number or other proof of mailing AND, within one week of mailing, send your DC or other proof of mailing to your Swap Hostess. If you are unable to obtain proof of mailing, still contact your Swap Hostess to say you have mailed but could not get proof of mailing.
  • Within one week of receiving your swap package from your swap partner, post a thank you to your partner in the swap thread.
  • You are expected to respond promptly to swap-related messages (PM/Private Message or email) from your Swap Hostess or Crochetville Administrators.

* Privacy Information: Your privacy is always very important to us at Crochetville. The information you submit for a swap is never used nor shared for any purpose other than the swap you are joining. The information you provide to your Swap Hostess on your swap survey is provided to your assigned swap partner(s). This information may also be provided to the Swap Coordinator and Crochetville Administrators (AmyS and Donna) for the purposes of swap coordination only. If necessary, and with your prior permission, survey information may also be provided to a Swap Angel sending an Angel Package (that is, a Crochetville member sending a replacement for a swap package not received). Your personal contact information (name, email address, mailing address) may also be used to obtain any specific items you have requested (gift certificate, digital pattern through Ravelry, etc.).

 

 

 

Edited by DesertCrocheter

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SCAVENGER HUNT LIST AND SURVEY

Remember: the more unique or unusual your example of an item is, the better! May 24 is National Scavenger Hunt Day!

Required:

  1. Owl (crocheted, notepad, etc)
  2. Swizzle sticks for summer drinks
  3. Summer coasters (crocheted or bought; minimum 4)
  4. Hand-written recipe to a sparkly summer drink (your family’s favorite or a new one you want to try yourself)
  5. Postcard from your town or state
  6. At least 2 skeins of yarn in one of the following colors (swappers, make sure you mention your favorite color/s on your survey): egg shell or spring blue, spring green, lemonade or daffodil yellow, lilac or lavender purple, watermelon or soft pink
  7. Print a free pattern with the name May or June in the title or designer’s name (you can buy one if you like, but that is at the swapper’s discretion) from the Crochetville or Ravelry databases. Respect copyright laws and do not photocopy a pattern from a book or magazine; download and print out a FREE pattern from one of the databases.
  8. A free brochure from a tourist attraction in your town (or one near you)—e.g., a local museum

Games to play in the thread!!
May is National Photograph Month, so posting these photos is also required:
May 4 is Bird Day: post a photo in the thread of a bird you see today
May 8 is Iris day, but we all don’t live where irises bloom, so on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26, post a photo in the thread of any flower you see that weekend

Optional for Extra Points:

  1. A school graduation program
  2. A crocheted-by-you practical washcloth in summer colors
  3. A foreign coin
  4. A novelty-shaped cookie cutter
  5. A p*o*k*e*r chip
  6. A bookmark
  7. Fortune cookie fortune (no cookie)
  8. A paper fan (not made by you)
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Scavenger Hunt Survey

Your name and Crochetville name:

Email address for swap information?

What is your mailing address?

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

Do you, or anyone in your household, smoke?

Can you exchange with a smoker?

Do you have cats/dogs, or other pets?

Can you ship to an international partner?

What are your favorite colors? Are there any colors you don’t like? Check the list of yarns to be sent in this package and make sure you mention which colors you don’t want to receive.

Do you want coasters of a particular color to match your kitchen? If so, mention here what colors or shapes you like.

What sort of project(s) do you enjoy crocheting? Are there any types of projects that you don’t like to make? Please be specific--this is for your partner’s free pattern pick for you. E.G. home decor items, clothes, amis, shawls, socks, etc.

What sort of yarn do you like to work with when making your favorite sort of project(s)? (examples: acrylic, natural fiber, worsted weight, lighter weights, thread, etc)

What other crafts besides crochet do you enjoy, if any?

What type of hooks do you like? (Boye, Bates, bamboo, etc)

Have you participated in a swap at C’ville before? Which ones? Are you currently already signed up for two exchanges?

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).

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?

Anything else you want your partner to know?

Anything you want the exchange coordinator to know such as being related to a particular member? (This information is removed before survey information is sent to your partner. It’s kept private and confidential).

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Oh my gosh, it looks like I'm back in. Near as i can tell, whatever filter Crochetville used did not like my use of a certain card game's chip in the text of my post.

 

Anyway, if people want, I'll extend the sign-up a few days because of this technical difficulty. But let's see how many people sign up before I decide to do that.

 

I'm so sorry this happened. I hope you'll still want to come play!

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Scavenger Hunters:

 

Ankh

Beckyb

Jessicali

Thepunkrockinchick

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Got my partner... Hello Ankh! Looking forward to getting to know you and hunting for items for this swap. I'll email you in a bit. :)

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Hi jessicali, I've already got stuff started for you ;)

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Today is May 4th and I had a funny looking bird in the bird feeder, lol

 

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But down on the island, there were some others, mama and babies

 

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If this doesn't count that's fine. I was busy all day yesterday & barely got online.. Here's the new bird who's been hanging out in the tree in front of my house! I whistle, he whistles back. Super cute! 

 

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the birds wont come close enough to visit. there are normally 10 or 11 varieties in the woods behind my apt because I needed one yesterday I couldn't find one or get one to come visit

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My schedule was really crazy Sunday... Went into work early and left much later than expected. This picture is from Monday, but it was the best I could do. The little black blob is the only bird in sight! LOL

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Hey, after getting booted again, I'm back in. And this time, It should be for good (Amy did some magic, I think). And just so I can play along, too, here's my photo of a bird from May 4: Gambel's quail playing follow the leader along the fence at work.

 

How's everyone's scavenging coming along?

 

Patty

 

 

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Aww! I wrote a post yesterday but it didn't show.. 

 

Anyways, Here it is again....

 

Quick Question; For the Optional stuff, is that stuff that we need to take pictures of or include in our package?

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Well, I always take photos of packages I send, and your partner will post a thank you and they usually list everything they receive. I'll be sitting there with my pencil and paper, counting up who has what. Which reminds me, I need to get cracking on getting one of the prizes.

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I found owls and have foudn a few of the optionals as well.

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Owls are everywhere, and I'm so tempted to crochet an owl-themed blanket for Project Linus. The weather has been unseasonably warm, and today we have very high winds. 35 MPH gusting to 50 MPH. My allergies, which have been pretty tame so far this spring, are in overdrive.

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I'm pretty happy. I found several things I needed while shopping yesterday, and I'm coming along on a project I started for my partner. One of the items wasn't as easy to find as I thought it would be, but I did at one store. :)

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I get to go shopping when I get paid from my blog next week. Super excited!! Until then, I'm crocheting a TON of stuff for Miss Becky!! The last swap we were partnered together on she just completely outdid herself with stuff for my kids - so I'm hoping to surprise her really good this time!! 

 

I know for sure I'll get some of the optionals & other stuff this weekend on our road trip.. 

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I went to Joann's yesterday to get some stuff I need for one of the prizes here. I can't wait to start working on it! It's going to 100 degrees today, so I'm doing my grocery shopping and cleaning early so I work on during the hottest part of the day. Happy Sunday everyone!

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I got some of my needed items over the weekend!! I am having a heck of a time finding swizzle sticks (I totally had to google what they were because I thought they were the funny shaped straws!! Lol!) but I will find some!! 

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I got some of my needed items over the weekend!! I am having a heck of a time finding swizzle sticks (I totally had to google what they were because I thought they were the funny shaped straws!! Lol!) but I will find some!! 

I was surprised when hobby lobby didn't have them, but party stores typically do. ;)

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 Only have a couple more things to get. My neighbor helped me with three of the things (she was working an estate sale and found  two of them, so awesome)

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