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2014 Tea Cozy Swap - **CANCELED!**

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:kettle It's tea time! :tea



Cool autumn nights are not far away, and after a long, hot summer, we are all eagerly awaiting the chance to slip away for a few minutes on our own, to indulge our senses, to recenter and prepare for the winter ahead. The perfect way to enjoy the moment is with a crochet project or a good book, curled up in your favorite easy chair, with a plate of cookies or a scone and a cup of tea nearby. Get ready to indulge that sweet repast with your own tea cosy, made just for you, a one-of-a-kind accessory that does double duty--it keeps your tea pot's contents snug and warm, and adds a pretty decorative element to your kitchen.


Please read all of the swap rules before submitting a survey! :)


General Swap Requirements: Each swapper is required to send ONE TEA COSY. Small extra goodies are encouraged--tea for your partner to enjoy in their newly enrobed tea pot, maybe some sweet cookies or chocolate, a doily or special dishcloth for the tea pot to rest on, perhaps some yummy yarn. Send your partner their own 15-minute tea break in a box. Then you and your partner can share a virtual cuppa' across the miles!


Swap Dates: This swap starts 4 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).



All swappers must read the 2012 guidelines and the Copyright/Trademark Guidelines for Swaps and RAOKs. These guidelines apply to ALL swaps at Crochetville. Be sure you understand the guidelines and can follow them before signing up for this swap.

This swap may contain additional guidelines and requirements as stated below.


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.




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, to sahm2g1b @ 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 midnight on 3 September 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. Please put your name and the name of the swap in the subject line.


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. You may want to list any swapper you have recently been paired with so that you are not paired together again.


3. Sending in a survey means that you have read the rules for this swap as well as the 2012 guidelines and the Copyright/Trademark Guidelines for Swaps and agree to them.


4. Exchange assignments will be e-mailed to you by 12 noon on 4 September 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.


5. E-mail the coordinator, sahm2g1b at sahm2g1b @ gmail DOT com, within one week of receiving your partner information at the start of the swap.


6. Email the swap coordinator when you send your package, and when you receive your package. This is in addition to posting to the swap thread that you mailed or received your package. 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.


7. 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.


8. Make sure your postage and receiver's address are correct before mailing. Mark your package with Crochetville Tea Cozy 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.


9. 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.


10. 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.


11. 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.


12. Most importantly, have fun! Happy Swapping!!




  • Sign-ups begin August 28, 2014
  • Sign ups end September 3, 2014 at midnight. Sign up time is short, don't delay!

  • Partners will be assigned by 12 noon on September 4, 2014

  • The mailing deadline is October 8, 2014


* Information for All Crochetville Swaps *


While you are required to read and understand the entire 2012 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 sahm2g1b

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Tea Cozy Swap



Crochetville Username:

Mailing Address:

Email Address:

Can you ship overseas?

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

Tea pot size: 2 cup _____ 4 cup _____ 6 cup _____ 8 cup _____

Tea pot circumference:

Height from base of tea pot to top (not including lid):

Would you like your tea cozy to match a particular color scheme in your kitchen, the tea pot itself, etc.? If so, list your color preferences here.

Do you prefer: Solid color ______ Stripes ______ Surprise me! ______

Do you dislike: Solid color ______ Stripes ______ Fruit, vegetable, animal cosy _____ Embellishments (buttons, etc.)______

Do you prefer: Hood-type cosy ______ Snug cosy ______ Surprise me! _______

Do you prefer: Traditional ______ Whimsical ______ Surprise me!_______

Brand name of tea pot, if available (e.g. Fiesta; this might help in designing your cosy).

What sort of extra goodies would you like to receive, should your swap partner be able to indulge you? Tea, coffee, candy, etc.? Please keep these to small items to facilitate shipping.

Anything I forgot? Here’s your chance to ask for a holiday-themed cosy, or a certain design your grandmother on her tea cosy, or whatever other information will enable your swap partner to create a special tea cosy designed just for you.

Anything you would like the swap coordinator to know? This will be deleted before your swap survey is forwarded to your partner.

What other Crochetville swaps have you participated in? What swaps are currently participating in?

Have you read the swap exchange rules, and do you agree to the rules, especially the mailing deadline date? Yes _____ No ______


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Sign ups end tomorrow nights! Hurry & send in your surveys if you would like to participate in another great C'Ville swap!

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I've got your survey, AngelRoseLite! Thank you!





Last day for sign ups! They close at midnight tonight!

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