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:ctree It’s beginning to look a lot like holiday time! Swap a stocking filled with holiday cheer and get a start on the holiday season with us at Crochetville. :menorah

General Swap Requirements: Each swapper is required to send one holiday stocking (either crocheted or store bought) filled with a maximum of $10 of holiday goodies. The goodies can be either crocheted ornaments, holiday candy, yarn—whatever your partner wants, but please mind the maximum. You can make or buy a small- or regular-sized stocking, and spend more on the stuffing if you like. P.S. Holiday yarn is on sale now, so a stocking can be made for cheap!


If stockings are not part of the holiday you celebrate—never fear! Your partner can use another inexpensive container that is suitable to your celebration of choice; just please provide some direction in your survey (e.g., a blue box for Hanukkah).

And per previous Stocking Stuffer swaps: items you destash from your own supply of yarn or holiday items don't count in the $10 maximum for this swap. So go stash diving! Be creative!


Swap Dates: This swap starts 1 NOVEMBER 2014 and ends 15 DECEMBER 2014. All packages must be received by the ending date, so the mailing deadline for this exchange is 8 DECEMBER 2014. All packages MUST be in the mail by 8 DECEMBER 2014 (mailing deadline). December 8 is a Monday.

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 Stocking Stuffer 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. 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 31 October 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 November 2014. Packages must be POSTMARKED BY 8 December 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 December 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 Stocking Stuffer 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 8 December 2014, you will be subject to the consequences listed in theSwap 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:


October 31: survey deadline
December 8: mailing deadline
December 15: end of swap

 

PARTICIPANTS:

beckyb

jessicali

randi

tampadoll

Edited by DesertCrocheter

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                                                      STOCKING STUFFER SWAP

 

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, other pets?

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


What holiday(s) do you celebrate (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, etc.)?

What holiday-related items would you enjoy? E.g. peppermint candies, anything snowman-themed, candles and gelt, etc.

Is there anything in particular that is cheap and cheery you'd like Santa to bring you?
 

Do you decorate your tree or house in any particular style or color?
 

What are your favorite colors?

Are there any colors you don't like?


What sort of extra goodies would you like to receive? (Tea, coffee, candy, holiday thank you cards, etc.)

Anything else you want your partner to know? Be specific. We want the stocking and its stuffing to be perfect for you and to help kick off your holiday celebrations with a bang!

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? If so, list the swaps.

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Hi raindby82 so glad I got you as a partner.  We are going to have a fun time I hope.  I sent an e-mail.  Talk later.

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Okay, gang, I am off to California for 7 weeks for work, with intermittent Internet access, so don't panic if you email and don't get an answer for several days. I'm not ignoring you, I am just incommunicado temporarily. However, three of you four have done this swap before, so I have every confidence that things will sail along smoothly while I am away.

 

And I'll be saving my per diem to buy a new laptop. I swear the Microsoft planted a bug that said "Oh, still want to use Office? Ha ha ha--initiate self destruct sequence."

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:santa  Just need to weave in some ends and do a little stitching and jessicali's stocking  :stocking  will be done,

then to work on the "stuffers"  :candycane  :gift

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Good Morning to all the stocking stuffes.

 

I am also in the gathering stage.  The stocking :stocking  is done, now the fun of filling it. :jumpyay

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All my crocheting is done and I am now starting to put things together.  I do have to go to Michel's and Joanns, then I will get it ready to ship.

 

How is everyone else doing?

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My stocking is done (sewing and weaving ends finished), I'm working on the "stuffing",  I will need to go into town this weekend and hopefully find all the stuffing items I have in mind.  Would like to get it mailed next week.

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I hope you are feeling better soon.

 

 

I hate to say this, but randib82 I will be packing up your stocking this weekend and it will be mailed next week.

 

Now alls I have to do is worry.

Edited by Tampa Doll

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I am feeling better. So much better I finished up my stocking stuffers. I stuffed the stuff into the stocking then stuffed the stocking into a box. I will probably mail it off on Monday. 

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randib82 your stocking is sitting on the stoop waiting to be picked up.  You should get it Monday or Tuesday.  Now the agony begins. 

 

I do hope you like what I have sent.

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