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ORGANIZED SWAPS => ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED => Topic started by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 01, 2008 11:29:16 AM



Title: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 01, 2008 11:29:16 AM
Final Check In List

SevsOnlyGirl - sent
dianamariemtv - sent
lilylola - sent
tinyhouse
melissanorth - sent
Dawn Octopus
2711
longtimegeek - sent
Sinjah
princesspepper - sent
Ginger Child - sending a couple days late
jMi
macreede - sending Aug. 6th
elwynceltic
rachikus - sending Aug. 6th
Foxlet
Balue
nutfish1
Foxlet
lovelyislacey - sent
monkey_girl - sending a couple of days late
addicted2knitting - sent
Sinjah




Swap name:  My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SevsOnlyGirl
Sign-up date range: June 1, 2008 - June 20, 2008
Date to send item by: July 30, 2008

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Sort of.  We'll start with 12 USA'ers and 12 other countries, more can be approved and put on a waiting list and added as more people from the opposite group sign up.  Hopefully that makes sense! :D

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? All countries invited!

Age requirement?  No age limit, but make sure you have funds for the swap and transportation to the Post Office in time for sendouts.

Swap Organizer (SevsOnlyGirlherself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer SevsOnlyGirl will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES


Details of swap:

This swap is mainly to send goodies to your partner that they might not be able to get in their own country.  At least 2 items must be crafted out of the package, the remaining items may be purchased.  Things such as magazines, fabric, candy, kool-aid, etc are great to send.  I'll list some of the other galleries farther down in this post.

Partners will make the decision on how much to send each other.  Swappers will be responsible for letting me know if you are going to do XX amount of items, $XX amount of postage or whatever you decide.

All swappers will be responsible for keeping their postage receipt and/or keeping their customs number.  Remember, that is proof of shipping in case anything goes missing/lost.

Communication is key in any swap and this one is no different.  I will be doing weekly checkins - you will need to post on the thread and keep up to know when the checkins are.  However, if you do miss the checkin, I will pm you to make sure everything is ok.  If you are more than 2 days late sending,  you will receive a temporary negative until I am provided proof of sending.  We are all sending internationally and it's really important to send on time.



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
If you are in Canada - do  you prefer to be on the USA or Other Country side?
Are there any countries that you'd love to swap with and why - no guarantees?
Is there anything in particular that you'd like?
Do you collect anything?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
Anything else you want your partner to know?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Previous My Country galleries:

I don't know what round this was (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=46226.0)

Round 6 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=122106.0)

Round 8 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=163217.0)

Round 3 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=73047.0)

Round 5 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=96374.0)

Round 4 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=83420.0)

Round 9 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=204907.0)

Round 2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=56254.0)

US Swappers:
1.  SevsOnlyGirl
2.  addicted2knitting
3.  longtimegeek
4.  nutfish1 (new swapper)
5.  dianamariemtv
6.  tinyhouse (new swapper)
7.  jMi
8.  macreede
9.  Dawn Octopus
10. diabolicalcupcake
11. elwynceltic
12. Ginger Child

Other Country Swappers:
1. melissanorth - UK (new swapper!)
2.  2711 - UK
3.  princesspepper - Germany
4.  lovelyislacey - UK
5.  l -borg - Australia (new swapper)
6.  craftgirl_sampson - Canada
7.  Foxlet - Finland
8.  Sinjah - Greece (new swapper)
9.  lilylola - England
10. monkey_girl - New Zealand
11. rachikus - Australia
12. Balue - UK

Waiting List - swapper & country:
1.  KMartKid - USA
2.  CeruleanEyes - USA
3. 
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.


PARTNERS

Sent - Blue
Received - Green
Sent & Received - Purple
Late without Communication - Brown
Late with Communication - Black
No Communication - Red
Feedback Left - Strikethrough


princesspepper<--->dianamariemtv
elwynceltic<--->Sinjahlongtimegeek<--->Foxlet
nutfish1<--->lilylola
SevsOnlyGirl<--->lilylola

diabolicalcupcake<--->craftgirl-sampson
Ginger Child<--->monkey_girl
jMi<--->2711
macreede<--->rachikus
addicted2knitting<--->melissanorth
tinyhouse<--->Balue
Dawn Octopus<--->lovelyislacey


Checkin #1
SevsOnlyGirl
lilylola
macreede
rachikus
princesspepper
dianamariemtv
craftgirl_sampson (computer broken, using roommates until July 6th)
Ginger Child
monkey_girl
jMi
2711
macreede
rachikus
addicted2knitting
melissanorth
tinyhouse
Balue
Sinjah
longtimegeek
elwynceltic
Dawn Octopus
longtimegeek



Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: longtimegeek on June 01, 2008 02:13:30 PM
Sent in my questionnaire - can't wait !


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: Jessica.Marie on June 01, 2008 02:14:45 PM
will this be like a wish list swap or will we get partners?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 01, 2008 02:40:01 PM
You'll get a partner. :)

As posted above:

This swap is mainly to send goodies to your partner that they might not be able to get in their own country.
and
Partners will make the decision on how much to send each other.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: ruledbyvenus on June 01, 2008 02:59:32 PM
Yay, I'm in! Can't wait to see what country I get.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: 2711 on June 01, 2008 03:13:03 PM
Sent my info, I love these swaps!
(I'm in the UK btw!)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: dianamariemtv on June 01, 2008 07:00:52 PM
Yay I sent in my info!  I can never think of anything good to put in my "anything else to tell your partner" field, so I'm working on that now and will send to my partner when assigned.  The only thing that's killing me is that there aren't parters assigned until after June 20th! Ahhh!  I have a few things I can start assembling for my pkg though so I'll work on that in the meantime.  Can't wait!!

Diana


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: tinyhouse on June 01, 2008 07:11:28 PM
I'm so excited!  I just sent in my questionnaire.  Is it restricted to people who have already completed a swap?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: Mqorty on June 01, 2008 09:43:55 PM
I just sent my info  :D :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: mirchita on June 01, 2008 10:07:36 PM
I have been in the last round of it, and it was AWESOME, was my first swap and I liked it very very much.


I've received from Australia and from USA lovely things!
and I've send to Canada and to NY, this was that nice that I am with one of those crafster in the Choose your Partner swap now!!!  ;D


ENJOY IT!!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: melissanorth on June 01, 2008 10:09:06 PM
I sent in my info  :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: tinyhouse on June 02, 2008 04:39:02 AM
I'm in!  This is so exciting!  I can't wait to see who I'm paired with!!!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: jMi on June 02, 2008 04:39:09 AM
:) Count me in!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: princesspepper on June 02, 2008 04:41:33 AM
I just sent my info in.  :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: lovelyislacey on June 02, 2008 06:29:17 AM
Yay I have signed up!! I can't wait to find out who my partner is and where they are from. Its soooo exciting ;D[/color]


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: nutfish1 on June 02, 2008 07:15:53 AM
I'm in! Yippee! ;D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 02, 2008 09:22:05 AM
if we're not from the US are we locked in to swapping with someone who is?

If we have more people from outside the US, I can try to match you that way - but realistically it would work better if you swapped with a USA'er. :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 02, 2008 07:12:27 PM
hey swappers - I'm sure this won't be an issue, but just in case I'm going to add to the first post that if anyone is more than 2 days late sending, I will be leaving a temporary negative.  Since we are all sending internationally it's really really important to send on time! :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: melissanorth on June 03, 2008 04:41:06 AM
should I send it out on July 30th, or is it ok to do it early to make sure it gets there on time? Does it matter if it gets there by July 30th? How long are people going to wait, for delivery?

can any UKers give me postage advice? What service do you use? How much is it?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: dianamariemtv on June 03, 2008 05:42:59 AM
MelissaNorth,
I'm not in the UK, but it looks like there is a tool on the Royal Mail website that helps you calculate postage.  The amount will vary depending on how heavy your parcel is.

July 30th is the "deadline", but sending early is encouraged! With an international swap, delivery will definatly take longer than it would if this were a domestic swap.  Packages get caught up in customs sometimes which lengthens the process, and the package having to go a long distance of course means it will take longer.  Packages aren't expected to arrive to their destination by July 30th, that's just the last day for sendouts.  :)  I hope this helps you!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: purpleone on June 03, 2008 06:01:22 AM
can any UKers give me postage advice? What service do you use? How much is it?

Hi hun airmail is the only option really as surface mail can take months. The package's length+width+height must add up to less than 90cm (with no single dimension greater than 60cm) for airmail.

To give you an idea of price to the US/Canada, a package weighing 500g is 6 and a package weighing 1kg is 11. Place things on your kitchen scales to get an idea- 2 large bars of Dairy Milk alone weighs 400g!

HTH :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 03, 2008 08:11:00 AM
I always try to use airmail as surface mail takes forever too.  The last package I sent international was to the Netherlands from the US and it was a bit over $40.00, but it was quite heavy. 

But you can sometimes also break up your package into two smaller packages and it will be cheaper to send them.lol


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: tinyhouse on June 03, 2008 08:13:13 AM
So in the US are we talking Post Office?  Or UPS/Fed Ex?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 03, 2008 08:18:32 AM
You can send however you like as long as you get a receipt showing that you sent and where you sent to as your proof. :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 03, 2008 08:20:50 AM
I love this swap to death :)

Hi Purple!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: dianamariemtv on June 03, 2008 08:27:37 AM
tinyhouse,
I'd ship USPS, otherwise you'll be spending a small fortune! It's already high enough shipping through USPS.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: amybarnett on June 03, 2008 10:05:19 AM
I would love to do this one if shipping international was not so expensive!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: melissanorth on June 03, 2008 11:00:54 AM
thanks for the advice :-)

mmm dairy milk..im addicted to that stuff!

I'm waiting for some fabric I ordered to arrive, then I can start on a crafty item I want to make for the swap.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: 2711 on June 03, 2008 11:06:02 AM
should I send it out on July 30th, or is it ok to do it early to make sure it gets there on time? Does it matter if it gets there by July 30th? How long are people going to wait, for delivery?

can any UKers give me postage advice? What service do you use? How much is it?

I've sent a few packages to the US and airmail is the way to go, It will cost you anything up to 20 though, last time i sent I used Airsure which was a little bit more (I think it's a set price for any weight) but allows you to track the item. the box was about 70 x 50 x 50 cms and altogether it cost 22. it usually takes a week to get there.

also if you go to the post office and get all the forms you need beforehand it makes life alot easier, you will need a airmail/airsure sticker sheet, and a customs sticker, they should have them out on the counter or will give them to you if you ask (it saves having people tut at you in the queue!)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: l_borg on June 03, 2008 06:13:29 PM
i just send through my registration. i'm in australia so hopefully i'll be involved and look forward to some reeces chocolate! yummmm!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: macreede on June 03, 2008 07:57:15 PM
I am so.... excited and can't wait to see who my partner is going to be and where they are from!  I think this will be so... cool getting things from another country and sharing things from the US.

Teresa


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: tinyhouse on June 04, 2008 06:46:29 AM
I've never done this before, so what kinds of things am I looking for?  How do I know if my partner doesn't have what I get them in their country? 

And what if they don't like what I make them?  Is it normal to feel a small amount of paranoia?  I mean, I'm confident in my crafting skills, but there's always that chance that they just won't like what I make them, right?  :O)

When will we find out who our partner is?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 04, 2008 07:53:12 AM
I've never done this before, so what kinds of things am I looking for?  How do I know if my partner doesn't have what I get them in their country? 

And what if they don't like what I make them?  Is it normal to feel a small amount of paranoia?  I mean, I'm confident in my crafting skills, but there's always that chance that they just won't like what I make them, right?  :O)

When will we find out who our partner is?

Ahhh don't worry so much :) Whenever you get your partner you will get their "request list" of stuff that they would like, and things that they collect, candy they like, etc. Then if you are unsure, you can always PM them and ask them for other ideas.

We will get our partners "probably!" within a few days after sign ups close - they close on June 20th, so probably a few days after that, depending on how much the organizer is trying to match up people as we go along, or if she will match everyone after sign ups are over.

BTW, I live like 10 minutes from you :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 04, 2008 01:41:21 PM
I really really try hard to give out partners within 24 hours of signups ending.  I know everyone is anxious to get them!!

I may be a little slow for the next few days though - we've had a death in the family and I hurt my shoulder and am in a sling.  :(  Typing one-handed sucks!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: just_lisa on June 05, 2008 06:14:40 AM
awwww!  Sevs, I'm so sorry to hear that!  Hope things start going better soon!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: mirchita on June 05, 2008 05:22:44 PM
yeah Sevs, I hope it too  :-*


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: elwynceltic on June 05, 2008 06:35:40 PM
I've sent in my information :) Looks like fun!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: aphelia on June 06, 2008 12:13:10 AM
I was SO going to join this. I just looked up how much it costs to send from Norway to the US, and you know what? It costs at a minimum 60 dollars...!!!! I can't believe that!!! Argh, this country is so expensive... I'm going to ask in the postaloffice though, and maybe I'll join.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: lilyla19 on June 06, 2008 02:41:05 AM
yes,
America is an expensive country to send to.

That's why I'm considering very hard whether I should join this round or not.

I really enjoy the last round.



Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: dianamariemtv on June 06, 2008 05:15:01 AM
I really really love foreign things so I decided this will be my "luxury" swap for the summer! Plus the crafting time is really long so that gives me time to make some extra cash for it.  I figure if I pick up one extra shift at work, that covers shipping, and a few more shifts will take care of the swap items.  Yes, it's expensive, but it's definatly worth a few extra days work, in my opinion!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: Ginger Child on June 07, 2008 02:14:14 PM
YAY!!!!!!! I'm so excited for this swap! Thanks SevsOnlyGirl  :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: dianamariemtv on June 10, 2008 07:40:36 AM
Hopefully there will be continued interest in this swap!  We need some non-US participants!  I don't know why I'm so anxious, there are still 10 days of signups left. :)  Guess I'm impatient.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: princesspepper on June 10, 2008 07:51:56 AM
I'm impatient too! And I've put a link to this thread in my signature.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 10, 2008 08:21:47 AM
I'm hoping for more non-USA'ers too!  Thanks for putting the link in your sig, princesspepper!

I'll try to go post on the country boards today too.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: macreede on June 10, 2008 09:18:11 AM
I can't wait to get started.  I am so.. excited to see who my partner is going to be.

T


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: Foxlet on June 10, 2008 11:15:39 AM
I just signed up!

At first I wasn't going to, because omg expensive, but then I realised that I have a summer job and absolutely no expenses. Yay!

I'm so glad the crafting time is that long. I'm probably going abroad for a week, and I really have to study for my matriculation exams quite a bit. (Sort of like A-levels, for the Brits.) Also, I'm really really slow. :D

- S, who realises she is barely coherent.

(It's raining. And it's so cold I have to wear a sweater. Bloody Finnish summers.)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: tinyhouse on June 10, 2008 08:05:56 PM
We'll get enough participants, right?  10 more days?

(It's so hot here, I think I might melt.)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: Foxlet on June 10, 2008 11:04:25 PM
Oh, I hope we get enough non-US people. If we don't, though, maybe some of us could have two partners? I think I remember seeing something like that while browsing the galleries for previous rounds.

- S

(I'm at work, and technically not even skiving off. \o/ I'm installing updates and software and stuff on two computers at the same time, but there's still A LOT of waiting.)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: princesspepper on June 11, 2008 05:35:24 AM
I've posted a link in the particular country boards, because I never look what's in the Europe board I go directly to the Germany one.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: dianamariemtv on June 11, 2008 06:36:39 AM
There's still time to generate interest. I don't usually sign up for a swap until closer to the deadline unless it looks like it will fill up fast, especially if I have other swaps I want to try to wrap up with first.  I think we'll be alright, all the previous rounds did well it looks like.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 11, 2008 07:08:28 AM
I posted links in the other country boards yesterday too!LOL

We got two new participants - yeah!!!  So we need 4 more non-USA'ers.  If we don't get enough we can always do 2 partners if anyone wants to. :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: Sinjah on June 11, 2008 07:22:05 AM
Non-US person here ;) Just signed up! ::waves::

I'm so excited for this swap, too! I put a link in my sig as well!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: lilylola on June 11, 2008 02:48:16 PM
I hadn't seen there was another round of this! My Country Doesn't Have That is always my favourite swap. I'll send in my info ASAP.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: dianamariemtv on June 12, 2008 07:52:51 PM
Awesome! We're well on our way to evening up the sides. :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: nutfish1 on June 13, 2008 07:14:10 PM
I'm getting excited!  My first Craftster swap!!

I can't wait to find out who I get!  One more week!

Yippeee!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: tigrisgalaxy on June 15, 2008 07:52:19 AM
When are you going to do another of this swap? This is so awesome!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 15, 2008 07:53:42 AM
There's usually a couple of these swaps per year.  You gotta get in early if it's partner based though and you're in the USA! :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: monkey_girl on June 15, 2008 10:16:10 PM
Yah!! Happy to be one of the swappers....already thinking of cool things that we have in New Zealand that you may not have in the USA!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: macreede on June 16, 2008 06:43:38 AM
I can't wait until we get our partners and get started also.  I am so excited!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: dianamariemtv on June 16, 2008 07:34:07 AM
Yay! I'm so excited too! Only a few more days of signups, hopefully we'll fill the last 2 spots (or more) of international swappers.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: Sinjah on June 16, 2008 09:21:05 AM
::bounces:: So excited too! Four days left, two spots to fill ::crosses fingers::


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: rachikus on June 17, 2008 05:12:13 AM
yay i signed up.
And i'm non-us.
Ha.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 17, 2008 05:34:55 AM
yeah!!!  We only need at least one more non-USA'er to sign up and we'll have 12 sets.  We do have 2 USA'ers on the waiting list though, so we can take 3 more!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: Balue on June 18, 2008 02:01:13 AM
Ohh wow I'm totally up for this! Plus I'm a non-US swapper ;D I'll send my details in nowww :)


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Post by: Foxlet on June 18, 2008 02:06:41 AM
So we have enough non-US people now? Woo! (Of course there's still US people left out. I'm doing a personal swap with one of 'em. :D )

- S

(I find it vaguely intimidating that only, like, three of us are from a non-English-speaking country. Eep.)


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 18, 2008 06:21:51 AM
We have our sides evened up now!!  We do still have 3 USA'ers on the waiting list, so if we can get more non-USA'ers, that would be great!  We still have all day today, Thursday and Friday to go - so there's a good chance of it. 

Partners will be posted on Saturday.


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Post by: Sinjah on June 18, 2008 07:01:20 AM
WOO! ::bounces::

(I find it vaguely intimidating that only, like, three of us are from a non-English-speaking country. Eep.)
Lol, I second that. We are a tragic minority, woe XD


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Post by: dianamariemtv on June 18, 2008 07:05:29 AM
I'm trying to be patient but it's not going so well. :)


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Post by: CeruleanEyes on June 18, 2008 02:41:50 PM
Come on non-USA'ers!!  I need a partner!!  :D   


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Post by: A2K on June 19, 2008 05:14:08 AM
Come on non-USA'ers!!  I need a partner!!  :D   

Me, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :D


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Post by: Ginger Child on June 19, 2008 12:34:06 PM
Tick-tock....deadlines almost here!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: Foxlet on June 20, 2008 12:23:16 AM
I'm very excited!

However, I'm probably going to be largely internet-less for the next few weeks. I'll read my messages any chance I get, though. Can't wait for partners!

- S


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Post by: rachikus on June 20, 2008 01:45:11 AM
i'm terribly sorry my country speaks english.
Hahah.
This'll be fun.


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 20, 2008 03:29:50 AM
You guys are just funny!

Foxlet - make sure that you make it to checkin with your partner and/or myself at least a few times in the next few weeks.  Are you going to be internet-less for a fun reason at least?

One more day and then partners!!!


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Post by: Sinjah on June 20, 2008 04:16:15 AM
i'm terribly sorry my country speaks english.
As you should be my dear, as you should be XDD

Yes, only one day left ::happy dance::! Soooo exciteeeed!


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Post by: melissanorth on June 20, 2008 04:34:46 AM
I'm nervous...!!

Can't wait to find out who I'm partnered with.. then we can PM each other and tell each other what we like- I don't have that many posts so they can't really post-stalk me :(

off topic....btw... rachikus, has anyone ever told you that you look a lot like Courtney Love?


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Post by: tinyhouse on June 20, 2008 05:59:37 AM
Yey--partner day!!!


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Post by: dianamariemtv on June 20, 2008 06:16:12 AM
Today is the last day for signups, I hope we'll get some last minute non-us joiners so our 3 waiters can play!  Partners tomorrow, right Sevs?


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Post by: rachikus on June 20, 2008 06:35:49 AM
off topic....btw... rachikus, has anyone ever told you that you look a lot like Courtney Love?

also off topic.
But no.
I don't usually.
I think courtney love is ugly.
Oh funny story. *goes further away from the topic* i was on msn and a picture of me was my friend's display picture and my housemate was like "that looks like you, but you're prettier" and i was like "uh, that is me". I found it amusing.
there's me again.


I keep posting and thinking of more things to saaaay.
Raaah
I am sorry, very. speaking something that isn't english would be fun. so many people do. actually mandarin would be boring too, so many people speak that.
What do they speak in Luxembourg?
Oh and also, yeah we are funny.
I bet you think so.
thats all. i'm stopping.Man i love candy.
/end


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Post by: dianamariemtv on June 20, 2008 06:38:43 AM
I see more of a resemblance to an Olsen twin.  I think it's the pouty lips.  I definatly see the Love in you though.


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Post by: Sinjah on June 20, 2008 06:56:38 AM
I have to agree with dianamariemtv, you do resemble the Olsen twins, kinda. I love your hat, by the way!

Speaking a language that isn't English is kinda fun, makes you seem very exotic. But it can be very frustrating too - my mother tongue is Greek, but I also speak very good English, and I always end up thinking in both languages at the same time, thus confusing the people I'm talking with XD

And I think that they speak French in Luxemburg, but I'm really not sure.
I love how random we are ^__^


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Post by: tinyhouse on June 20, 2008 12:31:25 PM
Oh, sad.  Ok, partner day tomorrow!  :O)


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 20, 2008 12:36:25 PM
Yes, partners will be out tomorrow.  Possibly in the am, but it really depends on how my children are in the morning - it may be about noon-ish.  Keep checking back! :)


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Post by: monkey_girl on June 20, 2008 02:00:58 PM
Yah!! I can't wait to get my partner - already have a lot of ideas floating about my head:)


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Post by: Ginger Child on June 20, 2008 02:04:17 PM
Thank goodness I have to work tonight, otherwise I'd be going crazy with anticipation!!! hahaha Can't wait for partners  ;D


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Post by: princesspepper on June 20, 2008 02:31:19 PM
yay, Partners! And I'm also from a non-english speaking country. I read so much in English that sometimes I can't find the words in German.


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Post by: A2K on June 21, 2008 03:22:49 AM
Yay!  I'm in!  I won't apologize for speaking English . . . okay . . . you win.  I'm sorry.  I did learn some French in high school, though.  And a little German in college (but he doesn't count--ha ha-- I crack me up! -- actually, it was Italian in high school.  omg he was hot!). 

Crafting?  I'm supposed to be chatting about crafting?  Who STARTED this thread?  :D


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 21, 2008 06:48:19 AM
PARTNERS ARE POSTED!!!!!!!!!

I put them in the first post of the thread at the very bottom.  I will send out partner information later today, but you can start stalking and pm'ing right now! :D


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Post by: dianamariemtv on June 21, 2008 07:46:15 AM
Thanks Sevs!  I'm getting ready to leave for the weekend, but I'll be busy stalking when I get home!!!


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Post by: CeruleanEyes on June 21, 2008 09:17:16 AM
Aaaw, phooey!!  I didn't get in.  :(  I'm so sad!  I really wanted to join this one.  When is the next round?  :)


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 21, 2008 11:41:03 AM
The next round will probably be in the fall.  Keep looking! :)


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Post by: Sinjah on June 22, 2008 11:40:24 AM
Just got back home from a weekend trip! Yay ::goes to stalk partner!::


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Post by: Ginger Child on June 22, 2008 12:19:52 PM
I've already started gathering supplies and I'm starting crafting today!!! Haha, SevsOnlyGirl you did a great job with partners!


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Post by: princesspepper on June 22, 2008 01:01:15 PM
I've almost finished two small items for my partner. I'm so excited to go shopping for her tomorrow.


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Post by: rachikus on June 22, 2008 11:57:26 PM
Haaa.
I haven't started. But i will, I promise.
And i learned German in Primary school. I got 3 awards and 2 german books. But I can't speak ANY now.

p.s. the hat is a beret, i bought it for 80cents.
p.p.s I like my partner. She is super cool. SHE TALKS TO ME!!


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Post by: dianamariemtv on June 23, 2008 06:22:39 AM
Well I've done a little bit of shopping so far, and I have a few ideas for crafts that I still have to do some planning for.  I probably won't send until close to send out dates.  Shipping is expensive so I have to work a few extra shifts at work and I want to be sure my partner gets some nice stuff.  Sorry if you're impatient, pepper!


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Post by: tinyhouse on June 23, 2008 07:10:22 AM
I'm very excited!  Blue Kool-Aid, here I come!  ;)

And crafting--an excuse to go to the store!!!  yey!!!


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Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 23, 2008 08:34:24 AM
Yay, partners :)

I'll have to do some shopping this weekend :)


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 23, 2008 08:52:02 AM
I'm so glad everyone is happy and finding good stuff for their partner!!

If you have not heard from your partner by tonight, let me know and I'll help you work through it. :)


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Post by: monkey_girl on June 24, 2008 02:07:30 AM
I had some most successful lunch time shopping today for my partner! It's going to be time to get down to some crafting at the weekend - hurrah!


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Post by: A2K on June 24, 2008 02:11:18 AM
I am crafting all weekend!  Can't wait!  p.s.  nice job on partners, Sevs!


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Post by: macreede on June 24, 2008 06:38:14 AM
Does anyone have some ideas as to what may or is different in Australia vs. USA? 


Teresa


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Post by: longtimegeek on June 24, 2008 07:32:13 AM
I like Tim tams and Mintys from Australia, also native print fabric


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 24, 2008 07:50:24 AM
The best way to find out is to pm your partner - that's what swapping is all about! :D ;)

Go send her a pm and she'll let you know right off, I'm sure.


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Post by: macreede on June 24, 2008 08:07:07 AM
We are pming one another but neither of us know the differences just trying to figure it out.  I thought if someone else knew of some different things that maybe they would share.

Teresa


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Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 24, 2008 08:24:47 AM
Does anyone have some ideas as to what may or is different in Australia vs. USA? 


Teresa

TimTams are sooo delicious... Also another good candy bar I have never seen here in the USA is "Violet Crumble"

I think that on the last MCDHT there was a link to the candies that are country specific.


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 24, 2008 08:27:24 AM
Ok, I know that they don't get caramel apple pops!  I sent those once.  I would also check out the galleries like Dawn Octopus suggested - there's also tons of good ideas there.  You can also check out the cityguides for Australia - sometimes people will mention things they can't get.  I think that freezer paper is a popular item too - I don't know if your partner does stenciling or anything like that.


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Post by: Ginger Child on June 24, 2008 11:39:49 AM
I had some most successful lunch time shopping today for my partner! It's going to be time to get down to some crafting at the weekend - hurrah!

Yay! I'm excited, hahaha...I've started my shopping/crafting as well  :) Sadly, its been kind of hard to think of original strictly American items but the list is slowly growing...on the other hand I'm making some fun extras that I hope my partners likes  :) Hope everyone else's ideas is coming along nicely!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 24, 2008 12:25:49 PM
here's a link for some candy differences:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_bar


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Post by: longtimegeek on June 24, 2008 02:20:38 PM
Wow, that is some list - a number of the USA ones must be local because I have never heard of them.


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 24, 2008 04:19:27 PM
I recognize most of the USA ones and a few of the other countries - but there's some USA candy that I've never heard of!! :D


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 24, 2008 04:34:14 PM
I decided that I'm going to do a couple of checkins as we have people that have not heard from their partners yet. :)  Check your pm's and reply please so that I know you are still with us!!


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Post by: macreede on June 24, 2008 05:39:58 PM
I'm here.


T


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Post by: tinyhouse on June 24, 2008 08:16:48 PM
I'm here!  :O) 

Anyway, that list is kind of funny.  I can't believe how many different types of candy there are!  I remember noticing all the differences in just packaging when we visited British Columbia (for our honeymoon, and again on a few other trips--I'm originally from WA state.)  Plus it seemed odd that a Mars Bar had peanuts and a Snickers bar had almonds, but here in the US it's the opposite.  Heh, I guess things are just marketed differently in different places!

Dawn Octopus--I saw Violet Crumble in the Stop and Shops (at least here in Arlington) there's a small British section due to the number of people from England.  And if you ever get a chance to visit a Cost Plus World Market (my favorite store, but stupidly they're not here in MA) they sell all kinds of things from different countries.  Which I love!  But now I want Jacquot French truffles.  Sigh.  I suppose I'll get them when I visit Seattle in August!  :O)  Pike's Place, here I come!  :O))))


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Post by: nutfish1 on June 24, 2008 10:34:01 PM
Hi everyone!
I'm here and crafting!  Shopping has also begun  ;D



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Post by: melissanorth on June 24, 2008 11:39:42 PM
Checking in!


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Post by: princesspepper on June 25, 2008 01:02:53 AM
I'm here too. I've bought the nicest fabric yesterday. perfect for my partner. can't wait to find the time to craft with it.


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Post by: rachikus on June 25, 2008 02:03:31 AM
hurray!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 25, 2008 03:13:41 AM
I'm updating the checkin list on the front page - make sure that you answer with a pm if your name isn't on the list!


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Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 25, 2008 05:35:38 AM
Dawn Octopus--I saw Violet Crumble in the Stop and Shops (at least here in Arlington) there's a small British section due to the number of people from England. 

  Seriously?! Thanks for the tip... I'll have to check out the Stop & Shop in Bedford, and if they don't have them I might come by Arlington this weekend!

  You didn't happen to see TimTams did you?


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Post by: longtimegeek on June 25, 2008 05:37:14 AM
Sent you a PM Sevs - Haven't heard from Foxlet, but she warned that she would be incognito for a while -- I am not panicking yet. 


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Post by: tinyhouse on June 25, 2008 05:49:02 AM
No TimTams Dawn, but I wasn't looking specifically.  I'll look when I stop by next time.  :O)


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Post by: rachikus on June 25, 2008 05:51:06 AM
Tim Tams are so excellent. I had some the other day.
Ugh.
They're in like every supermarket ever here.
My favourite are the vanilla toffee ones.
hehaha


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Post by: Sinjah on June 25, 2008 06:15:05 AM
That list is so awesome - there are some brands we have here that aren't even on the list, muaha XD

Also, TimTams are heavenly. I have a friend in Australia, and she sent me some a while back. Mmmmm chocolatey goodness ::drools::


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Post by: Foxlet on June 25, 2008 11:54:15 AM
I'm here! Barely, but still.

It's a grand Finnish tradition, dropping off the radar completely for the summer. Our summer place has TV and a shower. This is considered pretty luxurious. (No inside loo, though.) Everyone leaves the city for Midsummer, which was last weekend. (It's also traditional to get drunk of your arse and drown in a lake, but I skipped that part.) I'm back now, but only for today and tomorrow - then I'm going to Italy for a week. :D

Re: languages, discussed a few pages back (I'm catching up.): I think in English half the time, and correct people's grammar a lot. :D I speak Finnish and English fluently, and a bit of Swedish, French and Latin. (Yes, I know I'm a gigantic nerd.)

Re: sweets: Two words: salt licorice. Finland and Sweden are like the only countries in the entire world where you can get it. (We have chocolate with salt licorice filling. Delicious, if a bit weird.)

- S


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Post by: longtimegeek on June 26, 2008 05:24:47 AM
Foxlet - I am looking forward to some beginner-level licorice and will pass off anything too strong to my mother-in-law who is a fiend for it. However, I have to ration it for her since she has no self-control and I don't want her blood pressure too wacked out.

Salt Licorice combined with chocolate sounds fascinating - I do like the sweet/salt combo flavors like pretzels covered with chocolate so if possible toss a bit of that in there :) .


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 26, 2008 12:07:38 PM
I do still need to hear from the following swappers to make sure we're all here:

l-borg
diabolicalcupcake

nutfish1 and craftgirl_sampson, have you heard from them?


Otherwise, it sounds as if we're rolling right along.

I was thinking last night and I'm going to ask lilylola to toss in a grocery ad and perhaps a newspaper if she can.  Strange as it may sound, grocery ads and newspapers from other places (even in the US) fascinate me!  Yes, I'm a geek.  There, now you all know. :D


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Post by: A2K on June 26, 2008 01:37:22 PM
I think that's an awesome idea!  I would love the local paper and maybe a takeout menu and odds and ends like that!  Cool idea, Sevs!


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Post by: lilylola on June 26, 2008 04:01:48 PM
Sevesonlygirl I can certainly put in grocery ads and a newspaper. Our local paper is often  unintentionally funny - my favourite was a weather report  'Warm when not cold and dry between rain showers' which frankly could be the weather forecast for every day of the year in this part of the world.


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Post by: macreede on June 26, 2008 05:48:22 PM
That is a fabulous idea I would love to get a paper from Australia.

T


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Post by: longtimegeek on June 26, 2008 07:02:46 PM
Our local paper is often  unintentionally funny - my favourite was a weather report  'Warm when not cold and dry between rain showers'

Sounds like something from The Hippy-dippy Weatherman (George Carlin RIP) -- tonight's forecast is for dark with periods of light towards morning....


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Post by: rachikus on June 26, 2008 07:10:36 PM
yay newspapers. and junk mail.
I'm going to go to the tourist information place in the city and get EVERYTHING.



I had salt licorice the other day.
My housemate's mum is dutch and she loves double salts.

It was shocking.


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Post by: longtimegeek on June 26, 2008 08:24:56 PM
yay newspapers. and junk mail.
I'm going to go to the tourist information place in the city and get EVERYTHING.

I had that very idea -- It was my plan for another swap, which needs to include at least three local things. I live in a tourist area so there are visitor centers all over the place with brochures, guides, etc.  Now I just have to get two copies of everything - one for each swap.  With this one I just have to be a bit more conscious of the shipping cost. 


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Post by: Sinjah on June 26, 2008 10:19:13 PM
Quote
yay newspapers. and junk mail.
I'm going to go to the tourist information place in the city and get EVERYTHING.

That is SUCH a great idea! Now do we have one of those tourist centre thingies...


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Post by: longtimegeek on June 27, 2008 05:05:17 AM
Some of them can be a really good source of images for someone who does paper crafts.


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Post by: nutfish1 on June 27, 2008 09:04:30 AM
I was thinking of the newspaper and tourist info too as I live in a small touristy town.  I would love to get some local info from my partner! 

Salt-licorice.. can't say that I'd even want to try, not a hug fan of licorice and salt?  too weird  ???



Alas, I have not yet heard from her  :'(


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 27, 2008 09:17:30 AM
Sevesonlygirl I can certainly put in grocery ads and a newspaper. Our local paper is often  unintentionally funny - my favourite was a weather report  'Warm when not cold and dry between rain showers' which frankly could be the weather forecast for every day of the year in this part of the world.

I'm sorry, I hadn't sent you a pm yet!LOL  That is a lovely forecast.  We always have a bunch of farm news and silly local stuff, but it's fun reading when you don't live here!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 28, 2008 06:30:53 AM
It looks like we need a new partner for nutfish1 - she's from the USA, so we need a non-US swapper.  If someone would like 2 partners, that would be fine too!  I'll keep a lookout here over the weekend if anyone wants to volunteer. :)


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Post by: Ginger Child on June 28, 2008 02:36:14 PM
I just got the most scathingly brilliant idea!!!!!! How's it going with everyone else? I do hope you can find a partner for nutfish1 soon...sometimes you forget how spoiled you are when you get paired with someone great!


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Post by: diabolicalcupcake on June 28, 2008 02:42:42 PM
Just checking in, I'm very excited for this swap..I've started gathering some things for my partner already!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 28, 2008 05:02:12 PM
The lovely lilylola has offered to have two partners! :)  Hip Hip Hurray for lilylola!



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Post by: A2K on June 28, 2008 05:20:03 PM
Thank you lily!  I would feel guilty if someone got left out because I came in off the waiting list!  You're a peach!


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Post by: rachikus on June 29, 2008 10:37:08 PM
yay!
It's all workign out for everyone.
I bought a lot of candy.
But it sucks, because i have this box of candy and cool things and it's not for me.
*sigh*
Oh well.
I still have to make something else.


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Post by: Sinjah on June 30, 2008 05:41:01 AM
I am going so overboard with this XD I just keep having new ideas of things to include, or I will be out and see something in a shop and go "Ooh, I should send that!", so I have a small mountain of things to send. I hope everyone is having as much fun with this as I am!

Oh, I have one question: It's really, really, really hot here right now, so I'm really afraid about all the candy I'm going to send melting. Does anyone have any tips? I was thinking about keeping the chocolate in the fridge until the last minute, and wrapping it in a cold piece of fabric or something, so it remains cool? What do you think?


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 30, 2008 05:52:03 AM
Sinjah - that's exactly what I was thinking too!  I thought about using a couple of little cheap coldpacks that would keep it cold for awhile anyhow and then it should be cool enough in the trip, don't you think?

Any other ideas?


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Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 30, 2008 07:45:40 AM
Sinjah - that's exactly what I was thinking too!  I thought about using a couple of little cheap coldpacks that would keep it cold for awhile anyhow and then it should be cool enough in the trip, don't you think?

Any other ideas?

If you don't have coldpacks for sale where you live, you can improvise --

Put some ice cubes in a ziplock bag.
Wrap some old newspapers around that ziplock bag, and tape.
Then put the newspaper wrapped ziplock bag into another ziplock bag.
You're done!

When I order fish and coral off of Ebay, sometimes they have homemade coldpacks like that in the package. It seems to work.


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Post by: nutfish1 on June 30, 2008 08:04:30 AM
Sinjah - that's exactly what I was thinking too!  I thought about using a couple of little cheap coldpacks that would keep it cold for awhile anyhow and then it should be cool enough in the trip, don't you think?

Any other ideas?

If you don't have coldpacks for sale where you live, you can improvise --

Put some ice cubes in a ziplock bag.
Wrap some old newspapers around that ziplock bag, and tape.
Then put the newspaper wrapped ziplock bag into another ziplock bag.
You're done!

When I order fish and coral off of Ebay, sometimes they have homemade coldpacks like that in the package. It seems to work.

Thanks for the great idea Dawn Octopus!  I was kind of worried about the candy goodness melting as well. 

I've been pseudo-stalking my new partner Lilylola, (thanks for taking on two partners!  how she does all of this, works, and takes care of 3 girls, I'll never know!)  - PLENTY of ideas for her!!  This is my first swap and I'm getting so many ideas from all of everyone's posts here and in the previous swaps.  Very excited!!




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Post by: lilylola on June 30, 2008 09:52:34 AM
I do no housework. I don't think I could find our vacuum cleaner with a compass.


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Post by: A2K on June 30, 2008 11:15:15 AM
I do no housework. I don't think I could our vacuum cleaner with a compass.

I've always thought cleaning was over-rated!  :)


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Post by: princesspepper on June 30, 2008 12:37:32 PM
I do no housework. I don't think I could our vacuum cleaner with a compass.

I've always thought cleaning was over-rated!  :)

me too!  :D


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Post by: dianamariemtv on June 30, 2008 01:07:01 PM
Um...I keep having to go out to re-purchase candy that I already bought because I keep eating it. :) Anyway, the crafting is going nicely.  I'm having a busy week but should get able to get in some quality crafting time next week.  I get a bonus at work next paycheck so I'll be able to do some good shopping.  I'm just trying to decide which things to get.  I have so many ideas but I need to be selective or shipping will be outrageous!  Thank god for the flat-rate box.  I wish they made a bigger/cheaper one though.  It is a little pricey.


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 30, 2008 01:33:25 PM
dianamarie - shame on you for eating all that candy! :D  At least your partner knows it's good candy.lol


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Post by: princesspepper on June 30, 2008 01:40:17 PM
Um...I keep having to go out to re-purchase candy that I already bought because I keep eating it. :)
same here!  :D I haven't eaten that much candy in a long time. But when it's here at my home it doesn't last long. so I've decided to buy nothing for you till my send-out than make a long candy-shopping-trip and put it in the box without looking too long at it.  :D


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 30, 2008 01:43:37 PM
Um...I keep having to go out to re-purchase candy that I already bought because I keep eating it. :)
same here!  :D I haven't eaten that much candy in a long time. But when it's here at my home it doesn't last long. so I've decided to buy nothing for you till my send-out than make a long candy-shopping-trip and put it in the box without looking too long at it.  :D

That's a really good idea!!LOL


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Post by: jMi on June 30, 2008 04:41:37 PM
lol! I would eat all the candy now too, so I'm also following in the "don't buy it til closer to sendout!" idea myself ;)

I've bought some goodies so far and have mapped out some crafty ideas! :D Can't wait to start crafting, but promise my momma some new cushions for the 4th of July! :)


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Post by: Sinjah on June 30, 2008 05:16:09 PM
Hmm, the homemade coldpack idea sounds good, though I am a little scared of putting anything remotely watery inside a package containing undoubtedly papers and stuff ::shudders:: So I'll probably buy one.

And I am buying all my candy just before sending the package too, that amount of candy is never going to survive in this house!!! So I will go on a candy buying spree at the last minute ;)


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Post by: dianamariemtv on June 30, 2008 09:23:32 PM
LOL the idea of waiting to purchase candy right before sending never even occured to me.  I guess I subconsiously planned on eating it all from the beginning.  Hehe... *sneaks a few more snacks*


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Post by: macreede on July 01, 2008 12:08:11 AM
Something that would help would be to freeze the candy before putting it in with a cold pack.  You could also get those freezer paper bags if they are available to put things to help hold the coldness. 

I totally understand having so many ideas and trying to figure out just exactly what you're going to send.  This is a load of fun.


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Post by: melissanorth on July 01, 2008 12:47:17 AM
I have so many ideas and so little time! My room is messy and in no state to do crafting in- I'm waiting til it's organised before I start.  I have lots of ideas and I'm really looking forward to the swap.  I'm hoping I can send food items and they won't go off....


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Post by: rachikus on July 01, 2008 05:59:29 AM
Nono. I'm a genius, they were having a "two for $7" sale on chocolate, so i bought one for me and one for my partenr.
Except mine is all gone.
It's really sad.
I also bought a lot of other "for rachel" candy, thats all gone too.


Cleaning is so overrated, my housemates don't think so.

And also, I need a box big enough for the picture i'm painting but not too big.
It's so hard.
I think i need to go to the post office.


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Post by: tinyhouse on July 01, 2008 08:02:57 AM
I would be sick if I ate all the candy I've bought for my partner!   ;D  Definitely a good idea to send the coldpacks, but I agree that the idea of sending anything remotely watery sounds scary.  Even the idea of the condensation from the packs kind of scares me.  I suppose I'll just have to wrap it/them very well for the little trip across the ocean.

This weekend should be good for crafting, though--it's a three day one for me.  Gotta love Fireworks Day!   :D 


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Post by: 2711 on July 01, 2008 11:38:51 AM
I've also been chocolate on a "one for me one to send" basis.

The box is starting to come together - it's exciting!


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Post by: princesspepper on July 01, 2008 03:01:05 PM
I've just finished a large item for my partner and it turned out verrrrrry pretty. I'm quite proud of myself and now want to make one for myself.  ;D


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Post by: nutfish1 on July 02, 2008 07:26:28 AM
All the candy I bought for my partner has been safely hidden away... the problem however, is that I know where it is!  :P  Luckily (?!) I'm at work now and won't be home for a week.

I'm shipping from a cool climate to a moderate climate so I think mine will be ok, but I'm going to throw in a couple of cool packs too.

Crafting hasn't begun but I'm up north at work, so that party starts next week!  Can't wait!


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Post by: Ginger Child on July 02, 2008 09:33:51 AM
Working on a large-ish project right now, and its super nerdy and wonderful  ;D Going craft shopping again today...I have a problem!!! haha  :P


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Post by: macreede on July 02, 2008 04:48:33 PM
I've got to get crafting and still haven't bought the candy.  Yikes on the shipping but it'll be worth it just to see her excited.  Well at least I think she will be when she finally gets her package.

Teresa


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Post by: rachikus on July 02, 2008 09:12:51 PM
of course I'll be excited.
don't be ridiculous.
\I'm going to finish crafting. Unlike everyone else, I don't do anything, it's uni holidays. So i just sleep in a lot.
Ahaha.


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Post by: Sinjah on July 03, 2008 02:43:32 AM
rachikus, I feel exactly the same. I'm on holiday, and I have absolutely nothing to do except sleep a lot and finish my crafting projects. Don't you feel like a complete slacker compared to all these busy, busy people? XDD

Anyway, working on a large-ish project too. It's making me so happy!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 03, 2008 02:53:48 AM
Sinjah and rachikus - ahh, how I envy you! ;) :)  I remember the days of college and holidays. *sigh*  I did some crafting last week as I was out of work, but that was for other swaps I'm finishing up.


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Post by: A2K on July 03, 2008 05:36:25 AM
I'm working out of town, so crafting is happening only on weekends. Can't wait to get home!


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Post by: rachikus on July 04, 2008 06:30:02 AM
it's freaking boring.
really.


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Post by: longtimegeek on July 04, 2008 06:56:20 AM
it's freaking boring.
really.


Hah - those were fighting words to my Grandma. She would always find something to make us sorry we had ever said those words.  Fortunately, some of the things she found for us to do were crafts.   


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Post by: rachikus on July 05, 2008 04:02:47 AM
No, like besides crafting a reading I do nothing.
I go back to uni in 2 weeks.
*le sigh*


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Post by: A2K on July 05, 2008 05:04:05 AM
No, like besides crafting a reading I do nothing.
I go back to uni in 2 weeks.
*le sigh*

This is how I feel when school lets out for summer.  I like to have some time off, but I miss the social atmosphere, the sense of purpose and the work itself . . .  maybe we are oddballs, rachikus!  Let's start a club!  :)  Hang in there! 


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Post by: longtimegeek on July 05, 2008 08:15:34 AM
I guess I didn't make myself clear - I absolutely agree that being out of that atmosphere CAN be boring.  Believe me, I got a lot of extra tasks from my Grandmother -- since I only stayed with her on school holidays and couldn't stop from noting how boring it was. 

I am the youngest of a large family and I was so excited when I finally got to go to school that I cried when I found out that kindergarden was only half a day - and managed to convince my sister to take me back to her fourth grade class with her (first day only).


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Post by: dianamariemtv on July 06, 2008 08:25:38 PM
I got to work on some crafts for PrincessPepper this weekend, finished a small and got started on another smallish item.  Will have to do more shopping at the end of the week, I had to spend all my money on gas this week.  Will these gas prices never end?!?!


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Post by: Sinjah on July 07, 2008 12:52:07 AM
No, like besides crafting a reading I do nothing.
I go back to uni in 2 weeks.
*le sigh*

I completely get that! I craft and read. Period. Oh, and I went to a couple of concerts, that was fun! And guess when my vacation ends. October. But I am enjoying all the free time, i have been writing down ideas for crafts all year and now I finally can finish them!
Don't mention your boredom/free time too much in my presence though, I will probably force you to... beta-read original fics or something XDDD

Spam? What spam? I don't spam! Never! :)


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Post by: 2711 on July 07, 2008 12:43:41 PM
I can't wait until I'm a student again and have some real free time!

I have had another idea for my crafted item(s) I just hope I can pull it off!


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Post by: tinyhouse on July 08, 2008 11:53:00 AM
Oh. My. Gosh.  I envy you people with free time.  I really do.  I miss the days of college, and even my pre-baby work days.  Now I work full-time as a nanny, and bring my toddler son with me.  Needless to say, I do not have much free time now.  I managed to finish one of my crafts for Balue this morning with my son on my lap, trying to pull on one end of the item, and the little girl I watch trying to eat a button.  Fun times!   :-\  Come to think of it, if anyone wants to babysit my kids while I get a bunch of things done, please, please (no, really, please) come over!   LOL  ;D

It actually amazes me that I'm able to get anything done, but I suppose if you're motivated you'll find a way, right?   ;D

I just ordered the most exciting thing yesterday, so no more crafting for Balue until it gets here.


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Post by: A2K on July 08, 2008 12:51:32 PM
It's so funny, the stages we go through as crafting women!  I remember feeling the way you do, tinyhouse, and then there comes a time when you are teaching your kids crafts and then they are gone and you just wish you had them back!!!!!!  I am lucky because my daughter brings her sewing machine home with her sometimes and we sew together!  Or we watch TV and I knit while she crochets (or makes jewelry or paints somethings . . .).  :)   As long as we are crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 08, 2008 01:35:32 PM
That's very true, addicted2knitting!  When my children were small I wanted them out of my hair so I could craft sometimes.  Now it's nice to craft with them when they want to spend time with me. :)  They aren't grown up yet, but they are on their way!

tinyhouse - I had to laugh picturing your son tugging your item and the little girl happily eating a button! :D


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Post by: tinyhouse on July 08, 2008 05:18:40 PM
It was actually kind of funny, in retrospect, though at the time all I wanted to do was finish the freaking thing.   ;D

I suppose there will be a time when I'll miss them, so I should enjoy them now, blah blah blah.   :D




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Post by: A2K on July 09, 2008 06:08:03 AM
It was actually kind of funny, in retrospect, though at the time all I wanted to do was finish the freaking thing.   ;D

I suppose there will be a time when I'll miss them, so I should enjoy them now, blah blah blah.   :D


Hard to believe when you're in the mix of it, but I would love to have just a couple of hours to play with my children again!  Maybe that's why God created grandchildren?  ;)


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Post by: elwynceltic on July 09, 2008 07:54:19 AM
I just got done with having birthday parties for both my children, and have finished my share of the responsibilities in my cousin's baby shower, so i can now devote the rest of my time to crafting! Whew, July is a hectic month for me, so i'm glad to be able to craft and relax for a while.


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Post by: rachikus on July 09, 2008 08:54:02 PM
Ahah i thought sendouts were July 20, and i was like "i'm too poor for postage, but they aren't.
I like have free time, i really do, but i end up just sleeping and not doing anything at all.
Me and my mum used to sew, then i moved out and now i sew with my housemate.
Mum was always trying to get us to sew and we never wanted to, me and my sisters, then i started after she finished trying to help us.
I like to work things outon my own.

I have to do another crafted thing.
But i know what i'm doing. I went postcard shopping yesterday. 10 for $3. When i lived in my old town, i'd send postacrds to my friends who lived in other places.
It was entertaining.

I cried a lot in preschool. I hated it. I hated going to school because i couldn't just do whatevr I wanted. But right now all I want to do is sleep and read, i don't even feel like crafting. I also hang out with my pet rats and talk to my best friend on MSN. and drink coffee and eat grapefruit, Even though i should be making things. I don't need to. I also visited my grandma, she thinks i'm awesome and gave me money for fabric and i made a giant bathrobe, it's my new uniform.
*my grandma lives like an hour away by bus and train, through the city. This boy was cracking onto me on the train and i was trying to ignore him, i'm scarred.

I actually had a job interview yesterday. It was amusing. I rambled about buying books for my housemate/bestfriend to read. about murder.
hah.
end useless rachel-trivia.
I like this swap.
I need a big enough postage box.



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Post by: Dawn Octopus on July 10, 2008 12:18:42 PM
Rachikus, I feel the same way on the weekends! I have all of this nice time to craft and get things done, but all I do is lie around in bed and eat popsicles and read books.

On the other hand, I have my 2 crafts for this swap about 90% done, and I have 2 local things collected so far. I will find more this weekend, hopefully.


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Post by: rachikus on July 12, 2008 03:54:34 AM
i've done 80% of the first one.
My house is trashed from a party we had last night and i don't feel like sewing the second thing.
but it's going to be awesome.


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Post by: longtimegeek on July 12, 2008 06:49:28 AM
Just checking in - I cannot believe it is a week since my last post already - really busy at work but I did get an item completed - there is still a little bit of fussing I want to do to it because it is not 'perfect' but we will see if I get to that....


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Post by: monkey_girl on July 15, 2008 12:15:52 PM
Just saying hi also! Haven't checked in for a while but the crafting for my partner is going along pretty well - yah!


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Post by: Dawn Octopus on July 16, 2008 06:45:22 AM
I'm just checking in, too... I was in a frenzy this morning, thinking today was the send out day... I'm glad that it's not, because I haven't finished yet.


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 16, 2008 08:14:59 AM
Oh my goodness, I'm sorry you were in a frenzy!  Aren't you super relieved now? :D


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Post by: Sinjah on July 16, 2008 10:23:02 AM
::waves:: I'm working hard too. I'm almost done with my project, and I'm working overtime, as I'm leaving tomorrow for a few days XD I think I'm going to try and finish this tonight, because I don't want to let it get too close to the send-out date. And, well, it's been a while since I've pulled an all-nighter on anything fun and I miss it.


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Post by: Dawn Octopus on July 16, 2008 12:53:49 PM
Oh my goodness, I'm sorry you were in a frenzy!  Aren't you super relieved now? :D

Yes, I was almost crying because I was going to have to send late... Then I was crying with joy when I realized I still have time :)


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Post by: lilylola on July 16, 2008 02:39:08 PM
Just saying hello to my partners, sorry I've been so quiet, end of term at school and a mad time for me and my kids. However I'm still on track, I found some things I think are great to go in my parcels and my crafted items are coming on.


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Post by: rachikus on July 17, 2008 06:58:40 PM
I amuse myself.
with my detailed descriptions of my life.
Oh anyway.
I haven't done any crafting for a while.
I only seem to do it when all my housemates are at work, like right now.
Except this morning I went for a walk own the hill and up the hill to the ATM so i could get money that i owe my housemates.
lolol
and i got a job (Y)
I rock. and start in a week or so.

Back on topic.
I've started my second thing.
It's pretty cute.
But i have to hand stitch a lot of it. and i haven't started.
It's going to be really tacky and hilarious
I should just do handprints and write "YOUR COUNTRY DOESN'T HAVE A RACHEL NEWNHAM"
The end.
<3


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Post by: Foxlet on July 19, 2008 04:54:28 AM
I'm back from Italy, and from our summer place, this time for the rest of the swap, I hope.

I'm almost done! My "big" crafted thing is 90% done, and the other shouldn't take terribly long. I'll try to finish that  and buy a box today, so I should be able to send on, like, Tuesday. Maybe. (This swap is going to be so expensive omg. Especially since I'm doing it as a personal swap with a person who didn't get in as well.)

Things That Interest No one: Italians suck at queuing. This bothers my inner Brit. (Venice was wonderful, but it would be so much better without all the people.  ;) )

Edit: Apparently the post office isn't open on Saturdays or Sundays. Oh well, I'll get the box on Monday.


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Post by: longtimegeek on July 19, 2008 11:43:26 AM
I am right on track with you foxlet -- I got the box yesterday and just have to pack it up and get it back to the post office.  Probably should write a letter too to explain everything.  I agree on the cost -- guess I have to do the next pedicure at home to recoup the shipping costs :)


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Post by: jMi on July 19, 2008 11:50:03 AM
:D I just got a really cool idea for a project that I hope I can manage to play off! The only downside is I cant buy the supplies til I get paid Thurs lol


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Post by: Ginger Child on July 19, 2008 01:00:21 PM
:D I just got a really cool idea for a project that I hope I can manage to play off! The only downside is I cant buy the supplies til I get paid Thurs lol

Haha, yeah...that's the story of my crafting career!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 20, 2008 06:17:36 AM
I've just finished up my last "other" swap so I can concentrate fully on this one. :)  I've started doing boxes for my swaps.  I set them up with the swap name on them and put items in them as I finish them AND keep my partially finished items in them. :D  I lose items all the time!  That being said - I need a bigger box for this swap now. :)


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Post by: jMi on July 20, 2008 08:26:43 AM
Thats an awesome idea, Sevs!! I usually pile my stuff up in the craft room and a day or two before sendouts (or earlier if I'm running really early) get a box lol


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Post by: melissanorth on July 20, 2008 01:55:15 PM
I completed some more of my crafted items but I'm nowhere near finished :-(
I also collected together some (more) items of interest to send.
I get paid on Thursday but I'm trying to save money so I'll have to be careful not to spend it all!

10 days til posting time.....


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Post by: macreede on July 20, 2008 08:04:15 PM
Time is vastly approaching oh.. how I need to get busy.

T


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: longtimegeek on July 20, 2008 09:20:32 PM
Sevs - this is the first time I have had multiple swaps going, and that was the only way I was able to keep track of what was for what and how far along on each one I was -- I also have them in date order -- and the closest one to the door better be the fullest one...


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 21, 2008 03:27:13 AM
hee hee, longtimegeek, that's how I feel every time!  Sometimes I look at the boxes and go "WTF?  Why is this one done already??  It's not time!"LOLOL


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: dianamariemtv on July 21, 2008 07:57:18 PM
Eek, 9 days to send outs!  I better get my butt in gear!  :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: elwynceltic on July 24, 2008 09:24:00 AM
Yay! I just sent my package. Said it will be there in 6 - 10 business days.  Lol, although I do think it would have been cheaper to fly myself over to Greece and hand deliver the package than what I paid to ship it  :o


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 24, 2008 10:53:40 AM
First, I want to thank you gals for answering the checkin pm so quickly!  It was great!  That being said, I still need to hear from a few people:

addicted2knitting
monkey_girl
diabolicalcupcake
craftgirl_sampson

Partners are not to send unless their partner is on the Final Checkin List please!!!!  If you have not heard from your partner in awhile & they haven't checked in, let me know.  Anyone who has not checked in by Sunday night will receive a temporary negative on Monday - that will be changed back to an In Progress as soon as they checkin with me.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: Foxlet on July 25, 2008 03:31:20 AM
I'm sending today! I have terrible swap anxiety, so I'll probably pay for priority shipping. Thank goodness today's pay day. ;)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: nutfish1 on July 25, 2008 07:34:29 AM
I sent my package off to Lilylola on the 22nd!  Hope she enjoys it!

 
thanks again for taking on two partners! ;D
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Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: lovelyislacey on July 25, 2008 09:04:28 AM
I have checked in now. sorry for my lateness

I have got almost everything done but I am having a few crafting issues that I need to work out. Hopefully I will be able to get it all done this weekend.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: Foxlet on July 25, 2008 10:19:20 AM
I've sent! My fantastic partner longtimegeek should get it within a week or two. :D

Here's a little peek at one of the things in the box:



Crappy teaser pic is crappy, but oh well.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: longtimegeek on July 25, 2008 09:53:55 PM
I've sent too -- our packages should cross over the Atlantic somewhere....

And here is a teaser right back at ya...



HA - dare you to even guess...


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: jMi on July 26, 2008 12:09:35 AM
Haha, I love teasers! :D I might have to do one myself lol

Technically I could send right now, but I have a few more things I want to pick up first and randomly got another craft idea yesterday so I might try to get that together before sending :D



Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 26, 2008 05:28:01 AM
Please remember to send me a pm when you send and receive.  I will not be going through the gallery and main thread to find out. :) 

The following people have not checked in - if you are a partner of one of these people, DO NOT SEND until I hear from them and put them on the Final Checkin List:

diabolicalcupcake
craftgirl_sampson


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: melissanorth on July 28, 2008 02:24:49 PM
I know it's late, but I haven't finished getting stuff ready yet- and now I'm in limbo, I don't know what to do as my partner hasn't checked in.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: A2K on July 28, 2008 03:57:39 PM
I know it's late, but I haven't finished getting stuff ready yet- and now I'm in limbo, I don't know what to do as my partner hasn't checked in.


No worries, Melissa!  I'm so sorry I haven't checked in, but my husband has whisked me away to some of my favorite places in Michigan (see my photos below -- I've been to these places and more in the last week)!  I am done with my crafting, but not at home.  I promise to send as soon as I am home!  You will not be flaked on, sweet British girl!  I am thinking of you as I am swimming in Michigan's northern lakes and dreaming! 


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: melissanorth on July 28, 2008 11:20:35 PM
Yay, more time to procrastinate...I mean, craft More time to craft!! I have PMed you and Sevsonlygirl about this.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: Foxlet on July 29, 2008 01:43:07 AM
I'm really excited. Can't wait for my partner to receive!

In the meantime, here's another seriously crappy teaser:



Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 29, 2008 02:55:06 AM
Okay, everyone has checked in except for one set of partners and I have left them appropriate feedback already.  So we are good to go!  I'll be hearing from all but our two late sending sets of partners this week!  yeah!!!!!!!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on July 30, 2008 05:07:37 PM
I sent Lacey's package today ;D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 30, 2008 06:03:57 PM
I still need to hear from the following people on sending:

Sinjah


Thank you to everyone for letting me know if you are going to be late or if you sent already! :D  This swap has been a piece of cake! :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: longtimegeek on July 30, 2008 06:55:36 PM
Sevs -- I just sent you a PM and also sent one on Monday -- I don' t know if they are not getting through or what --- I sent my package on the 25th. 


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: Foxlet on July 31, 2008 01:52:08 AM
That's really weird, since I got that sort of a PM from longtimegeek on the 28th, and the header said that it was also sent to SevsOnlyGirl. Maybe it just disappeared into the aether or something. :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 31, 2008 01:52:13 PM
Got it now, thank you!!  Upon the rare occasion I might miss one - I have a lot of angels and swapping going on, I'm sorry if I missed it! :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: lovelyislacey on July 31, 2008 02:45:28 PM
I sent my package to dawn octopus :D Hope she likes everything!

I cant wait to see what others receive


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: longtimegeek on July 31, 2008 06:59:07 PM
Got it now, thank you!!  Upon the rare occasion I might miss one - I have a lot of angels and swapping going on, I'm sorry if I missed it! :)

Didn't mean it as a dig - very sorry if it came across that way.  I really do appreciate the amount of work that goes into organizing a herd of cats....


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: dianamariemtv on July 31, 2008 08:36:32 PM
I can'y wait for someone to recieve! I love watching the galleries!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: longtimegeek on July 31, 2008 08:41:19 PM
I totally agree --  I am chomping at the bit.  I feel like the women in the Mervyn's commercial  "open, open, open....  "

Apologies to the non-US people who probably have no idea what I am talking about....


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: lilylola on August 03, 2008 10:57:15 AM
I've received! Thank you Nutfish for the fantastic package - I'll get pictures in the gallery ASAP (might have to wait until I've recovered from my Reeses Peanut Butter Cups overdose)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: lovelyislacey on August 03, 2008 12:33:56 PM
ooh someone has received!! Do we have a gallery yet?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: longtimegeek on August 03, 2008 12:50:08 PM
Oh, I am so jealous.  We are now in the timeframes quoted by the post offices that my partner and I should be receiving soon and I am just on pins and needles....


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: Foxlet on August 04, 2008 06:42:58 AM
I've received! I'm absolutely in love with everything and can't wait to show you guys. Do we have a gallery yet? I couldn't find one.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 04, 2008 09:32:18 AM
I was waiting to set up the gallery until someone received!  yeah!  Here's the gallery:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=261198.0


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: longtimegeek on August 04, 2008 08:23:42 PM
I have received and posted in the gallery too! 

Thank you so much Foxlet - everything is so special.  Absolutely wonderful package.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: lovelyislacey on August 05, 2008 06:05:59 AM
I recieved yesterday from Dawn Octopus. I will try to get pics up in the gallery as soon as I can ;D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: Sinjah on August 05, 2008 11:12:20 PM
I just recieved! Thank you, elwynceltic, so much for the awesome, awesome package!!

::goes to post in the gallery::


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on August 06, 2008 07:28:39 PM
I received my package today! It's super kawaii! Go take a look! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=261198.msg2934326#msg2934326 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=261198.msg2934326#msg2934326)

Thank you so much LovelyisLacey!!!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t
Post by: princesspepper on August 07, 2008 03:58:40 AM
I've received the greatest package EVER from dianamariemtv. I'm at the university right now and will post pics later! THANK YOU DIANAMARIEMTV!!!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: dianamariemtv on August 07, 2008 10:28:53 AM
Yay!  I'm so glad everything arrived and you like it! :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 08, 2008 02:58:58 AM
I will be offline - Craftsterless - from today (Friday) at about noon until Monday at 8am or so.  I'm off to camp and raft!  I'll catch up all sents/receiveds/feedback when I return.  Have a great weekend!

Remember to pm me when you send or receive!!!!

I'm adding this note to the gallery also, just in case.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: monkey_girl on August 09, 2008 03:25:58 PM
Just thought I'd add a teaser photo for Ginger Child! Yah!!



Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: Ginger Child on August 09, 2008 03:31:23 PM
WAH! I'M SO EXCITED  ;D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30th)
Post by: macreede on August 18, 2008 05:11:39 PM
I received today and got so... much stuff.  Awesome package Rachikus!!

Thank you