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Title: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on October 26, 2012, 01:02:00 PM
We’re having a holiday gift swap!  Everyone is welcome to join – the more , the merrier!

Each person will send a surprise to one other person.  The gift should be limited to $20.  I’ve been asked if that is what it would sell for or what it would cost to make.  I am leaving that up to the gift giver!

To participate, please send me a private message with your name and mailing address no later than Friday November 16, 2012.  Please also indicate if you are willing to ship internationally.  Everyone will receive the name address of their person by Monday, November 20, 2012 via private message (or email if you prefer – just let me know).  All packages should be shipped no later than December 5, 2012.

Once you receive your gift/surprise, please post in this thread so we can all see!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on October 26, 2012, 02:09:20 PM
This is SO COOL!  I've already received one message!  Hooray!  For a double check for me, just so I don't miss anyone, please also post something in this thread (like "I'm in") in addition to PMing me your name, mailing address and whether or not you will ship internationally. 

Thanks!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Blue Highways on October 26, 2012, 02:15:38 PM
I'm in! Ho Ho Ho
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: chainmaille on October 26, 2012, 02:48:20 PM
We're in as well! Sent out a newsletter so hopefully you'll be getting a ton of responses!!!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on October 26, 2012, 03:29:45 PM
Terrific!  Oh, by the way,  I'm in too!   

 :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on October 26, 2012, 03:37:40 PM
Totally in!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on October 26, 2012, 03:57:58 PM
I'm In.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: gemlover on October 26, 2012, 04:03:42 PM
I'm slow this afternoon, but I'm in also.

John
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on October 26, 2012, 05:17:33 PM
This is wonderful that so many people are signing up!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on October 26, 2012, 05:36:37 PM
me too!!!   ;D
Debbi
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on October 26, 2012, 06:34:39 PM
 I am in too.......(knee deep).... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Karina on October 26, 2012, 06:56:04 PM
I'm in Too  ;D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: CJGrand on October 26, 2012, 09:24:54 PM
I'm in! I love secret santa swaps.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on October 26, 2012, 11:20:40 PM
I'm in.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: buddingcreations on October 27, 2012, 12:05:42 AM
I'm in!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: ChainedEdge on October 27, 2012, 01:34:13 AM
Please count me in. I participated last year and it was great. Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on October 27, 2012, 11:11:58 AM
Count me in too!  ;D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: MakinTheBest on October 27, 2012, 11:50:23 AM
This will be fun!  Can't wait to see what everyone sends!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: wingnscales on October 27, 2012, 12:33:22 PM
Count me in too!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on October 27, 2012, 03:22:25 PM
Me too!
wow how fun!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Everybitofsparkle on October 27, 2012, 03:53:58 PM
I am in!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Sewnsewsister on October 27, 2012, 04:06:39 PM
I'm in too!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: LottiesTrinkets on October 27, 2012, 05:29:12 PM
I'll do it too! Sounds like fun!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Chained_Up_By_Christine on October 27, 2012, 06:53:26 PM
I'm in
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Claydancer on October 27, 2012, 07:02:27 PM
Am just getting back to work after a year of 'life stuff',  and this is a great way to get started!

I'm in!!

Lori

Life is a work of art,
     Created by the one who lives it.

~Unknown~
[/i][/color]
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: SandiW on October 27, 2012, 07:08:03 PM
Count me in!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on October 27, 2012, 07:37:12 PM
This is amazing!  I've received more private messages in the last two days than in all the rest of the  time I've been here!

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: LadyFaithJewelry on October 27, 2012, 08:01:29 PM
I am in and please someone tell me how to send a private message.  Do I put my mailing address here or what?

LadyFaith Jewelry
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: chainmaille on October 27, 2012, 08:08:01 PM
No don't post your address here.
Sandi is taking them.
Go here http://handmadeartists.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1760 and scroll down a bit and you'll see Send this member a private message. Or just click on the members name and you can get there as well.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Blue Highways on October 27, 2012, 09:09:36 PM
Or click on the little balloon thingy under her name (iKnitQuiltSew) right here in this thread - it will open up a message box
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: knittinggalore on October 28, 2012, 12:36:48 AM
Count me in too! :laugh:
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: roka on October 28, 2012, 03:11:59 AM
I'm in too,ok:)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: juniquegoods on October 28, 2012, 10:20:39 AM
I'm in for sure!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on October 28, 2012, 12:29:35 PM
Hi, everyone!  I have gone through this thread and matched the sign-ups here with the messages and emails I've received.  I had a few omissions and have sent private messages to those folks.

A couple of people asked if the gift should be something from their shop that retails for $20.  That's completely up to each person!  Once you know who you are sending to, it would be possible to check out their profile here, see what they do, etc., and send them a surprise.  Having a shop here is not a requirement for this swap.  I think the only expectation is that what is sent/received will be something handmade!

So far, there are 28 people signed up!

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: SweetYarn on October 28, 2012, 03:49:49 PM
I would love to be a part of this.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on October 28, 2012, 04:50:24 PM
I would love to be a part of this.

Did you send me a message with your mailing address, and whether or not you will ship internationally?

Glad to have you!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on October 28, 2012, 05:51:40 PM
WOW.....Sandi.... :-*
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: dahlish on October 29, 2012, 09:07:05 AM
Just PM'd you so I'm in!  :D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: RiverRockArts on October 29, 2012, 11:20:12 AM
Count me in too!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on October 29, 2012, 06:43:20 PM
Note to self - caught up to here!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 02, 2012, 10:27:39 PM
Greetings everyone!  We are up to 33 people now!  There is still time to sign up.  When you do, please post here, AND send me a private message with your name, postal address, and whether or not you will ship internationally.

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on November 04, 2012, 11:34:25 PM
Awesome!  More and more people signing up! YAY! :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on November 06, 2012, 08:26:31 PM
Can I sign up twice? "Reflections" would like to play too!  Also, for what it's worth, I'd be happy to have who ever gets my name to include some bus. cards and I'll gladly pass them out.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 06, 2012, 11:34:47 PM
Can I sign up twice? "Reflections" would like to play too!  Also, for what it's worth, I'd be happy to have who ever gets my name to include some bus. cards and I'll gladly pass them out.

Interesting question...  You don't need a shop to be in this, so people are signing up, not shops.  On that note, I think the answer is that you're only one person.

Thoughts anyone?
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: thepeasantpailfull on November 11, 2012, 10:54:40 AM
I wish I could but folks are pretty weird here about giving out our personal info. Yes, yes I know everybody will be doing that,I just I could convince those concerned folks. I could do a po box,I 'be been considering investing in one in case I got diligent about selling.

Then again a random poetry magazine being sent here after I got a poem published went over okay actually. I am going to think about it before the time is up. So silly I know... :-\
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on November 11, 2012, 11:40:23 AM
Ok, I'm one person! lo

Curious how you match up people?
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 11, 2012, 12:08:17 PM
Peasant...  You send your mailing address to me in a Private Message or an e-mail. I will give your mailing address only to the person who will be sending you something.  Your address will NOT be stored or widely dispersed.  We would love to have you!

Kris...  My current plan is to get my grandson over here and put all the names in two baskets - one 'recipient' and one 'sender.'  Then he will draw one name from the 'sender' basket and one name from the 'recipient' basket.  Very scientific!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on November 11, 2012, 12:13:38 PM
Sounds like a great plan to me!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: thunderroseleather on November 11, 2012, 01:54:58 PM
I'm in!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 11, 2012, 02:32:11 PM
Got you, Debbie and John!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: thepeasantpailfull on November 16, 2012, 10:06:53 AM
Oh I get that,and that helps but I mean it's painful sometimes even to give info to one person that everybody else doesn't know. Seriously, I was amazed the random poetry mag went over so well. I think it's a bit late now anyways,sorry for the slow response.

I might try next year when there's more time to get people amped about it in some way.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on November 16, 2012, 03:39:47 PM
I love your scientific method, sounds perfect.

Kris...  My current plan is to get my grandson over here and put all the names in two baskets - one 'recipient' and one 'sender.'  Then he will draw one name from the 'sender' basket and one name from the 'recipient' basket.  Very scientific!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on November 16, 2012, 06:49:40 PM
When are we getting our assignments?
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 16, 2012, 07:03:01 PM
When are we getting our assignments?

Tomorrow!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on November 16, 2012, 08:49:34 PM
Yay!  Tell your grandson to pick me a good one!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 17, 2012, 04:40:44 PM
Okey-dokey!  I am certain that the HandmadeArtists server has decided I am a spammer, since I just finished sending out 33 personal messages!!!!

Everyone should have received a message from me with the name/username/mailing address of their Secret Santa person.  I gave you real names and site user names just in case you want to check out their profile, etc., to pick a gift to send.

PLEASE...  Post in this thread when you've dropped your gift in the mail and also when you receive your surprise!

If you did NOT get a private message from me, please let me know and I will resend it.  Or if you would prefer to get the information via email, let me know that, too!

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 18, 2012, 06:17:06 PM
And....  when you send your gift, please do let the recipient know who you are!  It's only a "secret" now!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: LottiesTrinkets on November 18, 2012, 06:55:59 PM
Thanks for answering Sandi........... 

ok off to select my item to send....

Lise
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Everybitofsparkle on November 18, 2012, 07:15:03 PM
To however is my secret santa, I would really appreciate if you wrapped the present(s) :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 18, 2012, 09:13:33 PM
Just so you know...  I didn't make it clear when I sent everyone their gift recipient that I included the person's user name in the address right under their 'real' name!

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on November 18, 2012, 10:43:56 PM
Is it too soon to mail the gift?
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 18, 2012, 10:48:19 PM
Is it too soon to mail the gift?

Not at all!  Go for it!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on November 18, 2012, 11:00:19 PM
Yay, I finished making it today and hate having a gift and not knowing whether the recipient likes it.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 18, 2012, 11:05:38 PM
It will be so much fun to see all these things!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: LottiesTrinkets on November 19, 2012, 12:19:05 PM
Ok... Mail lady just picked up my pressie to send....so it's winging it's way to.....................

Lol
Lise
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 19, 2012, 12:47:26 PM
Thanks, Lise!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on November 19, 2012, 05:44:20 PM
Well, I will send mine too while I still can see, but is there a certain day when we all should be opening it?
Or is it -just go for it, - when we receive it.... (shrugs shoulders)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 19, 2012, 07:01:13 PM
Well, I will send mine too while I still can see, but is there a certain day when we all should be opening it?
Or is it -just go for it, - when we receive it.... (shrugs shoulders)

It is "go for it when you receive it."  I think we're all hoping that everyone will post here (with pictures) so we can all see!

Good luck tomorrow!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on November 21, 2012, 02:36:20 AM
Ok, I'm curious - so, does the person I send something to, send me something - or do I get something from someone else?  Just wondering.....................................
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on November 21, 2012, 02:42:02 AM
With Secret Santa, the person from whom you get something is usually not the person you send to.  If it were, it wouldn't be a secret.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on November 21, 2012, 07:51:46 AM
Right, it's kind of a "pay it forward" thing, except it's more like paying it in a scribble.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 21, 2012, 08:53:40 AM
Ditto what Larissa and Lisa said!

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: RiverRockArts on November 21, 2012, 11:32:33 AM
Mine is packagds, labeled and ready to be taken to the post office.  If I get my car back in time, it will go there today. 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Everybitofsparkle on November 21, 2012, 02:55:46 PM
I got my gift! I'm so excited! Thank you Danielle from Budding Creations! I attached a picture. I got glass dolphins, a beaded flower hair clip and a beaded ring! I'm also wondering, does everything have to be handmade? Because one of the gifts that I'm about to send isn't handmade, but the other is.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on November 21, 2012, 02:59:07 PM
Yay, great gift!

I don't think everything has to be handmade.  Last time we did this a couple years ago, it wasn't.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on November 21, 2012, 05:26:55 PM
I have had mine packed for a couple of days.  Have not gotten to the post office.  I guess it will have to wait until Friday for mailing.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 21, 2012, 05:35:01 PM
It does not have to be handmade!  Those are lovely gifts!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on November 21, 2012, 06:23:04 PM
I'm waiting for one small thing to get to me & then I can ship mine.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on November 21, 2012, 08:36:09 PM
Right, it's kind of a "pay it forward" thing, except it's more like paying it in a scribble.
Larissa you have such a way with words! Pay it in scribble - I can go with that! lo

I will be mailing mine out shortly after Dec 1st.  Sorry - finances are just too tight!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on November 21, 2012, 11:39:28 PM
LOL, I was originally going to.say in a circle, but that's not accurate either.  I pictured a scribble and that seemed right.   :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Everybitofsparkle on November 23, 2012, 07:38:47 PM
I sent my package.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on November 24, 2012, 02:18:34 PM
Mine will go out later this week for obvious reasons....AND....I had someone hard to shop/create for.....(grin)...hang in there, its comin.... :D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on November 25, 2012, 01:38:59 AM
I am still debating what to send to my secret person.  I don't know her well at all, she does not post often and I don't see a whole lot about her in the profile.  Well she talks about what she does but not what she might like.  Hmmm what to do, what to do what to do.

I will certainly figure it out, making stuff left and right and listing stuff, that was boxed up for shows that had no photos, but not coming across anything yet that trips my trigger.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on November 25, 2012, 02:54:18 AM
Does she have a shop?  Maybe you can get a clue from what she makes.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on November 25, 2012, 08:44:56 AM
She is a quilter almost exclusively.  I have been looking at her designs to try to get an idea of a theme she might enjoy.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on November 25, 2012, 08:47:43 AM
Stayed up late last night and packaged everything lovingly.....will go out Monday.....(big Smile)

I love this, spreading some joy!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on November 25, 2012, 09:41:19 AM
Mine is packaged and ready to mail. I hope they like it. I didn't have much information to go on.

I did receive mine on Friday and I wore it to work yesterday! It's a lovely bracelet and earrings set. Got some nice compliments too. I need to post a picture so you guys can see. Thank you Lottie's Trinkets! :-*
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on November 25, 2012, 10:11:54 AM
I would like mine to go out ASAP... I have most of it, but ordered something small from another HAFshop & haven't received it yet.  I'm hoping the person saw the order & has sent it.  I tried messaging but haven't received a response, so I'm a little worried.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: gemlover on November 25, 2012, 01:09:23 PM
i sent mine priority mail over a week ago, so far no word.

John

Went to USPS site and found:
Your Item's Status Your item was delivered at 9:48 am on November 23, 2012 in BABYLON, NY 11702

So now just waiting for recipient to post picture.

John
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 25, 2012, 01:11:40 PM
I am finishing mine up today, and it will go in the mail tomorrow!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: RiverRockArts on November 25, 2012, 01:27:56 PM
Mine was sent on Wednesday.  I hope it gets there soon, and I hope they like what I sent.  It's hard to choose something for someone you don't know. 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on November 25, 2012, 02:17:17 PM
i sent mine priority mail over a week ago, so far no word.

John

John, maybe the Holidays...it will get there....I am sure.... ;)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: LottiesTrinkets on November 25, 2012, 03:45:05 PM
Hi
You atually sent it on my birthday and I got it yesterday....... and you know me well enough, it would appear....love love love!
I was sent three stunning tree ornaments, I will get out my trusty camera and take a photo to share them with you all!
Thank you Shari!
Lise
 
 
 
Mine was sent on Wednesday.  I hope it gets there soon, and I hope they like what I sent.  It's hard to choose something for someone you don't know.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: LottiesTrinkets on November 25, 2012, 04:49:19 PM
(http://i50.tinypic.com/35it4yd.jpg)
 
This is what Shari sent to me - love them and will treasure!
 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 25, 2012, 05:12:15 PM
Those are beautiful!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: RiverRockArts on November 25, 2012, 05:39:37 PM
Thank you Lise!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Karina on November 25, 2012, 08:41:51 PM
John  ;D Thank You so Much for my Pendant is Beautiful  :-* Tomorrow I up Photo. My sister is in my house all thaksgiving weekend Sorry for no write before..

Thanks Thank you so much Again ^_^
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on November 25, 2012, 09:10:25 PM
The ornaments are gorgeous!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on November 26, 2012, 02:38:20 AM
Lovely ornaments.  I missed the post office this weekend, mine goes out tomorrow.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on November 26, 2012, 12:54:16 PM
Oh those ornies are beautimus..... :D


My box went out today, priority....so there ya go..... :D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Karina on November 26, 2012, 01:21:51 PM
Here Photo of Pendant I received of my Swap Patner John ^_^

(http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww214/KabiKarina/IMG_2561.jpg)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: gemlover on November 26, 2012, 01:24:56 PM
the stone is a handcut aventurine cabochon then wrapped.

John
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Karina on November 26, 2012, 01:28:50 PM
 ;D Is Beautiful Thank You so Much John ^_^
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: chainmaille on November 26, 2012, 01:34:09 PM
That one is lovely John! Congrats Karina 8)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Blue Highways on November 26, 2012, 01:35:21 PM
Holy Moly! That's one sweet pendant
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 26, 2012, 02:07:05 PM
That's is so stunning!  WOW!!!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: LottiesTrinkets on November 26, 2012, 02:23:55 PM
That is beautiful......
 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: RiverRockArts on November 26, 2012, 03:28:54 PM
Beautiful pendant!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on November 26, 2012, 03:31:48 PM
Wow!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on November 26, 2012, 03:36:16 PM
John, The pendant is beautiful, Katrina, you are one lucky girl.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on November 26, 2012, 04:13:23 PM
;D Is Beautiful Thank You so Much John ^_^

Karina, John did fabulous...congrats on a beautimus pendant.....Merry Christmas
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on November 26, 2012, 04:54:12 PM
Finally, it took me a week, but I mailed it.  Now, I only hope it is a success.  To my mystery recipient, if you don't like it I can exchange it :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on November 26, 2012, 05:16:48 PM
That is a wonderful pendant. so beautiful.

I have just about finished creating a piece for my Secret Santa person.  I soooo hope she likes it.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on November 26, 2012, 05:59:33 PM
oh John...that is georgeous!!!  still got to get mine together...what to send...what to send... :-\
Debbi
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on November 27, 2012, 10:25:23 AM
Mailed mine today. It's someone I don't know, so I hope she likes what I sent. I purchased it from my B&M store.

I mentioned that I received my lovely gift already and I even wore it already! It's from Lise at Lottie's Trinkets. This is what she sent me.  :) Isn't it beautiful?

(http://i45.tinypic.com/29p28ty.jpg)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Blue Highways on November 27, 2012, 10:54:37 AM
Mailed mine today. It's someone I don't know, so I hope she likes what I sent. I purchased it from my B&M store.

I mentioned that I received my lovely gift already and I even wore it already! It's from Lise at Lottie's Trinkets. This is what she sent me.  :) Isn't it beautiful?

(http://i45.tinypic.com/29p28ty.jpg)


I love Lise's work, I purchased one of her bracelets and wear it often!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 27, 2012, 11:03:13 AM
That is so pretty, Teresa!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on November 27, 2012, 11:31:17 AM
That is beautiful Teresa.  I love her pieces, she has beautiful stones.  Wish I could purchase some from her, but got to get that first paycheck in first.  Whoo hoo,
10 -15hours a week hmmm.    Better than not having it I say. :P
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: LottiesTrinkets on November 27, 2012, 11:51:17 AM
Thanks girls!  I'm so happy that you love the set Teresa
Lise
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on November 27, 2012, 12:17:25 PM
Teresa, it is very lovely, enjoy wearing the set.
Lise, nice work.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on November 27, 2012, 02:37:44 PM
That's so pretty!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: gemlover on November 28, 2012, 06:45:04 PM
Fruit, nuts, candy and a fantastic mosaic picture frame arrived today.  THANK YOU MONIKA!

I can not put the image in this message.  Photobucket problem, so I have attached photo, look and enjoy as much as Debora and I did.

John
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: LottiesTrinkets on November 28, 2012, 06:49:12 PM
Wow that is an amazing gift....... mosaic fascinates me!
 
 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: RiverRockArts on November 28, 2012, 06:56:54 PM
I love that blue mosaic picture frame! 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: dahlish on November 28, 2012, 07:24:09 PM
I love all the cool gifts that have been exchanged!!!  Mine was supposed to go out last week but with the chaos of Thanksgiving I totally forgot.   :-[  But definitely on Friday!!!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 28, 2012, 08:03:38 PM
What a wonderful gift! 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on November 28, 2012, 09:36:33 PM
That's a terrific gift!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on November 28, 2012, 10:39:44 PM
Lovely gift, It's fun seeing what everyone is getting.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on November 29, 2012, 06:00:50 AM
Fruit, nuts, candy and a fantastic mosaic picture frame arrived today.  THANK YOU MONIKA!

I can not put the image in this message.  Photobucket problem, so I have attached photo, look and enjoy as much as Debora and I did.

John

Oh fabulous John, Enjoy all the goodies, and I am so glad you love your gift.... :-*
thats what we do according German traditions, include fruits, nuts, chocolates, Marzipan, Brandy filled chocolates, and Snowman Poop....

I think it went something like this,
 "I heard you have been baughty
So here there is the scoop,
Seems you are getting nothing
but silly snowman poop,:
(a litle bag I filled with small marsh mellows)

..... and I don't remember all of it.... :laugh:
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on November 29, 2012, 09:00:09 AM
It is fun to see what people are getting! That frame is wonderful John! I'm sure you'll put it to good use.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on November 29, 2012, 05:18:15 PM
I am just wondering what the deal is with the post office.  I thought Priority was supposed to be 2 to 3 days.  I mailed my Secret Santa gift on Monday and tracking says it will be delivered tomorrow.  That seems like regular first class mail to me.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on November 29, 2012, 05:52:40 PM
Lisa I noticed a slow down in Priority too.... :-\
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on November 29, 2012, 07:35:03 PM
I am just wondering what the deal is with the post office.  I thought Priority was supposed to be 2 to 3 days.  I mailed my Secret Santa gift on Monday and tracking says it will be delivered tomorrow.  That seems like regular first class mail to me.

Everything seems to be slower.  I have a tracking number for something I ordered for my recipient & it says anticipated delivery today.  Well... um... I'm home, it's after 7:30 p.m., I got today's mail... and it's not here.  And it doesn't say delivered, but the site still says expected delivery today.  I don't think so!

Also, I shipped something Priority yesterday, and the last update on the USPS site is from yesterday at 7 p.m., saying "dispatched t sort facility."  Yet it's going to Wylie, TX & says it's still an anticipated delivery date of tomorrow.  Then why do we not know it's out of NJ?
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on November 29, 2012, 08:24:19 PM
This is so fun seeing what people are getting!  My present will be gong out Sat. Unless something weird happens  - my life that's always a possibility!

Monika - love that gorgeous mosaic frame you made!  The candy and nuts are such a sweet addition!  One year, I actually requested nuts as a Christmas present , I got Brazil, almonds,  filberts,  cashews and pistachios too! My kids know what nuts I love!  I think my love of nuts started with the nuts we got in our stockings -since that's about the only time we got nuts, they were special!  Sometimes my grandmother would send pecans to my mom - but they were hers!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 29, 2012, 08:34:49 PM
I shipped a Priority Mail Package last Christmas on December 20...  expected delivery was December 23.  The actual delivery date was January 16th!

Sometimes I wonder what we're paying for.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on November 30, 2012, 01:14:57 PM
Not that it's good, but I'm glad I'm not the only one who's had trouble with the mail lately. Someone purchased the shave kit from my shop  :) so I got it packaged up like normal . Mailed it and kept checking to see if it got delivered. I emailed the buyer and hadn't gotten it. Well, it arrived almost a week later than the slip indicated it would. SHe missed it because she had to go to Antarctica for work. It's being forwarded there. I haven't heard anything more, so I assume it's all good now. My secret santa gift is supposed to be delivered today, but we shall see.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on November 30, 2012, 02:30:24 PM
Teresa.....the post office is broke....whadda ya expect....LOL

Glad your package seemed to have arrived though.....

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on November 30, 2012, 02:31:59 PM
I am waiting........ ;) ......(tappin my foot).... :P ^-^
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on November 30, 2012, 08:08:54 PM
Well my secret santa package WAS delivered today. I hope she likes it! ???
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 01, 2012, 01:27:22 AM
Mine too and I am also curious to know if it is a success. 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on December 01, 2012, 01:29:13 AM
Well, space case that I am, I've been trying to remember to check the mail more often just in case................................................didn't check yesterday.  Tonight about 9pm I was just getting dinner together, and I thought I'd better check the mail before the building gets locked up.
My sweet mail man left the small package in my box, instead of leaving a note, then I would have to go to the office tomorrow and have an office girl get it for me.

So, I got this brown paper wrapped goody home and was even more excited when I saw who it was from(http://i49.tinypic.com/1zf7886.jpg)

unwrapped the brown paper to find this lovely shiny red box
(http://i49.tinypic.com/f4g48o.jpg)

on top was a very sweet note,  cropped out on this lovely flower filled card,
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2wdyq37.jpg)

under that was a pretty blue tin(I love tins!) and a sweet  purple fine net bow
(http://i46.tinypic.com/2r4r5hi.jpg)

and this amazing bracelet was inside the tin
(http://i48.tinypic.com/2rfbnz5.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/6rj8u0.jpg)

(http://i50.tinypic.com/8yi5tw.jpg)

My Secret Santa obviously did her research - this wonderful bracelet is so me!
I really had to post all the pictures of the process of unwrapping this wonderful gift - from the pretty red box to everything inside, it really showed that my Secret Santa made it all special.   There were also some great business cards included that I will gladly give out!
 Thank you so much to my Secret Santa.  I know who it is, Do You?  (Secret Santa - let's see if they figure it out, I think they can!)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Blue Highways on December 01, 2012, 02:10:54 AM
That's awesome! My guess is it's from Lisa?
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 01, 2012, 02:21:44 AM
Andrea, not even a bit of hesitation? 
Kris,
I am so relieved.  I worried that you would not like it because I know my style is not for everyone.  My family can tell you, I get a little nuts about giving gifts and trying to make sure that the person likes it.  The tins are how I wrap things.  I did a market when I first started and had no displays available so I got these tins, put small coffee liners in them and set them out in baking pans.  It looked kind of rows of cupcakes.  I should have thought about the fact that they take up loads of room in my apt.
Enjoy it!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 01, 2012, 07:57:09 AM
LISA !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kris, this is beautimus....oh man, I love it Kris, Lisa did fantabulous.... :-*
Congrats on a well deserved Santa Gift.......(oh, it is so purdy...)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 01, 2012, 08:27:40 AM
I love it!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 01, 2012, 09:12:02 AM
Absolutely beautiful!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on December 01, 2012, 09:18:51 AM
I didn't think it would take long for someone to figure it out! You have such a unique style & talent.  Not everyone could pull off what you do, and do so well.  I think I understand why you were worried if I would like it or not, but believe me I absolutely love it.  I think the tins are a really cool idea, and yeah when I opened it I immediately thought, it's sort of like a bracelet cupcake!
I must have been really tired last night, looking at those pictures this morning, they're kind of dark. 
As I was walking back to my apartment, I was thinking oh I wonder what cool thing Lisa came up with - I am pretty sure I would have loved just about anything you sent me - but it is obvious you made this for me, and that is just so awesome.   I need to go out today, and believe me it will be on my wrist!   Thank you!  :)
Monika - you're so sweet!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 01, 2012, 09:33:07 AM
I didn't think it would take long for someone to figure it out! You have such a unique style & talent.  Not everyone could pull off what you do, and do so well.  I think I understand why you were worried if I would like it or not, but believe me I absolutely love it.  I think the tins are a really cool idea, and yeah when I opened it I immediately thought, it's sort of like a bracelet cupcake!
I must have been really tired last night, looking at those pictures this morning, they're kind of dark. 
As I was walking back to my apartment, I was thinking oh I wonder what cool thing Lisa came up with - I am pretty sure I would have loved just about anything you sent me - but it is obvious you made this for me, and that is just so awesome.   I need to go out today, and believe me it will be on my wrist!   Thank you!  :)
Monika - you're so sweet!

Well, I got so excited, because I have a very similar one, with all bling....oh so beautimus.....
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 01, 2012, 09:39:44 AM
Yeah, it's pretty obvious that's a "uniqlets" piece.  Absolutely gorgeous.

And Kris, FYI, my friend LOVES her bear!  She got her stuff two days ago and said it was totally worth the wait.

For anyone confused, I had another secret Santa exchange on another forum (non-handmade), and ordered one of Kris' bear ornaments from her reflections store as part of the gift.  Amazing!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 02, 2012, 05:37:22 AM
Fruit, nuts, candy and a fantastic mosaic picture frame arrived today.  THANK YOU MONIKA!

I can not put the image in this message.  Photobucket problem, so I have attached photo, look and enjoy as much as Debora and I did.

John

Here is a picture of the frame, a bit clearer......

(http://i45.tinypic.com/14udtmr.jpg)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on December 02, 2012, 02:55:56 PM
Yeah, it's pretty obvious that's a "uniqlets" piece.  Absolutely gorgeous.

And Kris, FYI, my friend LOVES her bear!  She got her stuff two days ago and said it was totally worth the wait.

For anyone confused, I had another secret Santa exchange on another forum (non-handmade), and ordered one of Kris' bear ornaments from her reflections store as part of the gift.  Amazing!
It is pretty obvious it's a Uniqlets creation,  isn't it! 
 Larissa - I'm so glad your friend likes the bear!  Did you send her the painted one or did you keep that one for yourself? lo kidding!

Monika - it doesn't matter what you put mosaics on, it's all gorgeous!

I managed to get a little bit better pictures of the bracelet -
(http://i45.tinypic.com/2hs4r9u.jpg)
(http://i45.tinypic.com/24z9lcp.jpg)
(http://i46.tinypic.com/359011v.jpg)

and wrote a blog about it
http://lisianblue.blogspot.com/2012/12/shhhh-secret-santa.html

Not mentioning any names - but I will be mailing my gift tomorrow - for sure!

I think getting my gift put me in the Christmas spirit early this year, I'm going to put    up my tree - today!  Which is super early for me! but, 1st I gotta go pay my rent!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 02, 2012, 05:17:19 PM
Kris, Thank you, thank you, thank you for that lovely blog post.  I may just have to send you some more gifts.  :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 02, 2012, 05:23:46 PM
LOL, I was good & gave her the fancy one.  I didn't even.open it up, you packaged it so nicely.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 02, 2012, 08:45:48 PM
really nice gifts you all have gotten.  Great.  Not got mine yet.  Still waiting.  I can't wait.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 03, 2012, 01:25:46 AM
Don't have mine yet either, but that's OK.  I'm shipping mine out probably day after tomorrow if the post office doesn't totally slack.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 03, 2012, 07:43:36 AM
Pam its still time, I do not have mine either, dont fret.... :-*
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Claydancer on December 03, 2012, 11:09:20 AM
I've been a bit absent, and I apologize for that - the flu bug has been living with my family non-stop. 


My Secret Santa gift is on its way to the post office, heading to......    ;)




Such beautiful gifts everyone has received and posted so far - absolutely wonderful eye candy!!


Back to the grind for me - catch y'all later!


Lori
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: dahlish on December 03, 2012, 02:01:34 PM
Andy is dropping mine off at the post office on his way home from work today, so it will be on its way!!!  :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on December 03, 2012, 02:48:09 PM
All the lovlies!! :-* Lisa, that bracelet is fabulous and you so hit the nail on the head!

I hope the person who got my gift likes it. It was difficult because it's someone I don't know and from what I could see she's only posted 1 time here.  I am not going to fret over it though.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 03, 2012, 03:44:42 PM
Thanks Teresa.  I can't wait to see all the other gifts. I don't envy you doing a gift with so little info.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 03, 2012, 03:50:23 PM
Oh, not fretting Monika, just saying, as I know there are others that have not received yet. 

Teresa, I love the set you received, it is stunning. and I had the same problem, it is someone that I do not know and I have not seen a post here from that person.  I can't worry about it.  I do what I do ya know.  I did create several different pieces in attempt to get something that said "yes this is it" wound up selecting from my shop.  I think it is a good choice.  We shall see.

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Blue Highways on December 04, 2012, 05:47:59 PM
Hey, am I wrong here or wasn't there a Dec. deadline to SEND? Nobody should be worried yet! I wouldn't be worried until Christmas at least LOL
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 04, 2012, 08:50:36 PM
Mine's boxed up & ready to go to the post office tomorrow!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 04, 2012, 09:16:54 PM
Hey, am I wrong here or wasn't there a Dec. deadline to SEND? Nobody should be worried yet! I wouldn't be worried until Christmas at least LOL

Yes, Andrea,
QUOTE: 
"ALL PACKAGES MUST BE SHIPPED NO LATER THEN DEC 5TH....."
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Blue Highways on December 04, 2012, 09:19:46 PM
Hey, am I wrong here or wasn't there a Dec. deadline to SEND? Nobody should be worried yet! I wouldn't be worried until Christmas at least LOL

Yes, Andrea,
QUOTE: 
"ALL PACKAGES MUST BE SHIPPED NO LATER THEN DEC 5TH....."


Genau! ("Precisely" for you non-German speaking friends)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 04, 2012, 09:25:32 PM
Seriously?  I'm *just* making the deadline?!  Wow!

Well, it's also going priority, so it should get there by the end of the week.  If we can *ahem* trust the post office.   ::)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 04, 2012, 09:56:47 PM
Hey, am I wrong here or wasn't there a Dec. deadline to SEND? Nobody should be worried yet! I wouldn't be worried until Christmas at least LOL

Yes, Andrea,
QUOTE: 
"ALL PACKAGES MUST BE SHIPPED NO LATER THEN DEC 5TH....."


Genau! ("Precisely" for you non-German speaking friends)

Does everyone need to read the first post again.....LOL....

Ja, Andrea, Du hast es richtig gesagt.
(Andrea spoke right in German)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 04, 2012, 09:57:50 PM
I would never trust the post office, which is why I picked December 5 for the ship date!  That gives the post office time to mishandle the packages!

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 05, 2012, 07:28:01 AM
I would never trust the post office, which is why I picked December 5 for the ship date!  That gives the post office time to mishandle the packages!

Hahahahahaaaa....... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
That was so funny, how you expressed that one.....LOL
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Blue Highways on December 05, 2012, 10:35:17 AM
Mine went out today.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: thunderroseleather on December 05, 2012, 11:27:36 AM
Love all the gifts!
 I sent mine out and it should get there today!

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 05, 2012, 05:06:43 PM
Enjoy your wonderful gifts.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 05, 2012, 06:07:18 PM
That's terrific, Ann!

Mine's on its way!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: RiverRockArts on December 05, 2012, 07:15:22 PM
Mine came today!  Thank you ThunderRoseLeather!

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 05, 2012, 07:21:04 PM
So cool!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 05, 2012, 08:03:37 PM
Nice, enjoy.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 05, 2012, 08:12:23 PM
This is such fun!  The gifts are wonderful!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 05, 2012, 08:21:45 PM
Oh whoa......beautimus, beautimus gifts congrats you two......this is so much fun....I cannot wait.....but I guess I have to.... ;)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: MakinTheBest on December 05, 2012, 09:31:56 PM
Wow...that got there quick!  So glad you liked the box!  By the way, just so you know, the candle is from Nathaniel since he wanted to play too and made them himself. 


Love to see everyone's treats!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on December 06, 2012, 09:13:02 AM
It's like being a kid again on CHristmas morning! I love seeing a wonderful things everyone is getting and I hope those who have not gotten theirs yet get them soon! I hpe they didn't forget about it! :(
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 06, 2012, 10:49:22 AM
I kind of feel like even if mine doesn't arrive, this has been a lot of fun.  I enjoyed making and giving mine and seeing the others.  It reminds me of when I was a kid.  We did not celebrate Christmas, but my friend across the street did.  Gifts piled up in an antique cradle for weeks.  She and I shook hers and tried to figure out what they were.
It's like being a kid again on CHristmas morning! I love seeing a wonderful things everyone is getting and I hope those who have not gotten theirs yet get them soon! I hpe they didn't forget about it! :(
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 06, 2012, 11:25:04 AM
The one I sent has left our main sort facility!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: thunderroseleather on December 06, 2012, 06:33:31 PM
I got my secet santa gift today! Thanks so much Lori!
This is a picture of the beautiful necklace she sent.

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 06, 2012, 07:08:43 PM
Very nice Debbie, this is so much fun.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 06, 2012, 07:19:48 PM
Of really is fun!  And is it me or does that necklace really look like Debbie's style?  Just from what we know, I mean.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Claydancer on December 07, 2012, 12:09:02 AM
I got my secet santa gift today! Thanks so much Lori!
This is a picture of the beautiful necklace she sent.


Debbie,  I'm so glad you like it - I enjoy creating the 'petrified wood' pieces and this one kept screaming your name!   ^-^   It's Terra Cotta, glazed in multiple layers.


Mine came today also - a pair of brass and antique turquoise earrings from Barbara of LadyFaith!  They're beautiful and absolutely perfect.  Thank you - I love them!


I don't have a photo of them yet, but will take one tomorrow in daylight and post it.


This was so much fun - I can't wait until next year now!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 07, 2012, 08:16:40 AM
Claydance, Pictures please  :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Claydancer on December 07, 2012, 09:39:36 AM
Claydance, Pictures please  :)


Sure enough!  Just waiting for a little bit better light - it's slightly overcast today and I want to do these lovelies real justice with as much natural lighting as I can.   Camera's ready, I'm ready, earrings are posed and waiting.......  (that tap-tap-tap you hear is my foot getting impatient   ;) [size=78%])[/size]
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Claydancer on December 07, 2012, 10:10:24 AM
My earrings from Barbara!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 07, 2012, 10:16:20 AM
Fantabulous...... :D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Blue Highways on December 07, 2012, 10:20:39 AM
Ok. I just got my package and I must say I was near to tears when I opened it. It is very clear that Larissa poked around my wishlist to put together the perfect package - I am deeply touched.
Inside was a candle (from her shop and on my wishlist), bath salts (from her shop and on my wishlist), and TWO packs of incense from Delightful Scents here on H A (which I've purchased from before, on my wishlist AND is of superior quality) and a beautiful card which I assume is some of her photography (to be framed for sure!)

(http://i47.tinypic.com/2ibhr7m.jpg)


I'm blown away - Thank you SOO much, Larissa, your thoughfulness and generousity is unmatched! XO
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Blue Highways on December 07, 2012, 10:30:29 AM
Amazingly beautiful gifts are being received here!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: LottiesTrinkets on December 07, 2012, 11:40:59 AM
I'm seeing so many wonderful gifts..... it makes your heart swell!
Happy Holidays to All
Lise
 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 07, 2012, 11:45:11 AM
Wow, the gifts have all been so thoughtful.  It reaffirms what I have already felt about the warmth of the people in the forum.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 07, 2012, 12:45:53 PM
Wow, the gifts have all been so thoughtful.  It reaffirms what I have already felt about the warmth of the people in the forum.
Ok. I just got my package and I must say I was near to tears when I opened it. It is very clear that Larissa poked around my wishlist to put together the perfect package - I am deeply touched.
Inside was a candle (from her shop and on my wishlist), bath salts (from her shop and on my wishlist), and TWO packs of incense from Delightful Scents here on H A (which I've purchased from before, on my wishlist AND is of superior quality) and a beautiful card which I assume is some of her photography (to be framed for sure!)

(http://i47.tinypic.com/2ibhr7m.jpg)


I'm blown away - Thank you SOO much, Larissa, your thoughfulness and generousity is unmatched! XO

Yay, you got it!  You having a wishlist made my life SO much easier!  And yup, I took that photo near my parents' house & actually developed it myself.   ;D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 07, 2012, 03:27:49 PM
What a very thoughfull gift...Andrea I am so happy for you....spread the love girls...
:-* :-* and boys.... :-*
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on December 07, 2012, 04:59:38 PM
Wow, great stuff! Having a wishlist would have been great to say the least! Lucky duck!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: chainmaille on December 07, 2012, 08:03:00 PM
So glad this was a success so far this year and big thanks to knit for putting it together, you're the greatest Sandi!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on December 07, 2012, 08:35:01 PM
So glad this was a success so far this year and big thanks to knit for putting it together, you're the greatest Sandi!

I'll second that! :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 07, 2012, 09:15:29 PM
Well, I "third" that one...LOL......


out of 30 plus members, 11 or 12 have received their gift.....hmmmmmm....wonder whats ging on with the post office, are they using the pony excpress again.... :laugh:
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 07, 2012, 09:26:32 PM
Yes, many thanks to Sandi.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: dahlish on December 07, 2012, 11:08:12 PM
Thanks Sandi for organizing it!  :D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 07, 2012, 11:25:24 PM
Thanks everyone.  I'm enjoying doing it.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on December 08, 2012, 08:29:58 AM
Quote
out of 30 plus members, 11 or 12 have received their gift.....hmmmmmm....wonder whats ging on with the post office, are they using the pony excpress again.... 

Either that or the people forgot about it altogether. I would hate to think that, but experience has taught me that many are not so reliable. Maybe they need reminding?
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Blue Highways on December 08, 2012, 09:15:02 AM
Quote
out of 30 plus members, 11 or 12 have received their gift.....hmmmmmm....wonder whats ging on with the post office, are they using the pony excpress again.... 

Either that or the people forgot about it altogether. I would hate to think that, but experience has taught me that many are not so reliable. Maybe they need reminding?


No worries, Sandi has it all under control  ;)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 08, 2012, 09:30:01 AM
I was not worried, I was joking..... ;) ;D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 08, 2012, 09:31:32 AM
Quote
out of 30 plus members, 11 or 12 have received their gift.....hmmmmmm....wonder whats ging on with the post office, are they using the pony excpress again.... 

Either that or the people forgot about it altogether. I would hate to think that, but experience has taught me that many are not so reliable. Maybe they need reminding?

Sandi, Don't stress over it.  Whether or not I receive a package, this has been great fun.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 08, 2012, 09:55:13 AM
Quote
out of 30 plus members, 11 or 12 have received their gift.....hmmmmmm....wonder whats ging on with the post office, are they using the pony excpress again.... 

Either that or the people forgot about it altogether. I would hate to think that, but experience has taught me that many are not so reliable. Maybe they need reminding?

Sandi, Don't stress over it.  Whether or not I receive a package, this has been great fun.

Sandi, I agree, dont stress, I was joking talking about the pony express....it is not important.... ;)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 08, 2012, 10:15:27 AM
Yeah, I'm not worried.  Thanks, Sandi!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 08, 2012, 04:58:09 PM


(http://i50.tinypic.com/ibc4ua.jpg)


(SMILE)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: thunderroseleather on December 08, 2012, 05:14:12 PM
Awesome gifts everyone! It makes my heart happy that everyone is enjoying themselves so much. :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 10, 2012, 06:01:23 PM
I am so excited!!!! First, I love receiving any package in the mail, even one I bought, but a gift totally tops that.  I received a wonderful holiday gift from Karina.  It is a gorgeous flower pendant that reminds me of a painting by one of my favorite artists, Georgia O'Keefe.  I am posting a painting image so you can see it too.  As if that were not more than enough, there the box also contained an adorable ornament smiling up at me.  I don't know what I like better, his great smile or his earmuffs. 
Karina, Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 10, 2012, 06:03:51 PM
Those are great!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 10, 2012, 06:33:19 PM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 10, 2012, 06:39:23 PM
Oh Lisa, that is beautimus....and what a cutie.....I just wanna cuddle that lil one....that ornament is perfect and you are right with Georgia....I am very happy for ya... :-*
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Karina on December 10, 2012, 06:49:21 PM
 ;D I'm Very Happy You like all Lisa  :D

Hugs
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on December 10, 2012, 07:06:58 PM
Yay Lisa! Great gifts! I love getting packages too! :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: buddingcreations on December 10, 2012, 07:25:00 PM
no pics as my camera is busted, but i got a lovely pair of fingerless pink knitted gloves, a crochet shawl and a lovely christmas card.
Thanks secret Santa :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: buddingcreations on December 10, 2012, 07:32:39 PM
I got my gift! I'm so excited! Thank you Danielle from Budding Creations! I attached a picture. I got glass dolphins, a beaded flower hair clip and a beaded ring! I'm also wondering, does everything have to be handmade? Because one of the gifts that I'm about to send isn't handmade, but the other is.
Glad to hear you liked them :) and that you got the package! Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 10, 2012, 07:35:20 PM
Who is your knitting Santa?
no pics as my camera is busted, but i got a lovely pair of fingerless pink knitted gloves, a crochet shawl and a lovely christmas card.
Thanks secret Santa :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 10, 2012, 07:40:30 PM
Everyone is receiving such beautiful gifts. Thank you Sandi for organizing this. It doesn't look like the gift I sent has arrived yet. It is going a long, long way away from my home...9,779.55 miles if my research is correct! I hope it gets there by Christmas.

The one I sent was going about the same distance and it doesn't seem to have been received yet either.  This 'gift exchange' was VERY global!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 10, 2012, 08:09:39 PM
I got mine today!  And holy crow!  My santa was Celeste of CES Designs and Creations (https://handmadeartists.com/shop/Celeste) and I totally lucked out!  Celeste is a glass artist... and I collect art glass!

Plus, blue is my favorite color... and I got this gorgeous fused glass pendant necklace that almost made me cry!

(http://i49.tinypic.com/35bbiuu.jpg)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/qsnjfb.jpg)

And by the way, I don't envy you guys who take photos of jewelry regularly.  Not easy!  I have to post two photos because when some color is accurate, some is blown out... and when other color is accurate, the rest is too dark.  Crazy stuff.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 10, 2012, 08:31:23 PM
Yaya...ayaya...yayaya......things are rollin in, fabulous gifts, congrats you all.... :-*
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: chainmaille on December 10, 2012, 08:48:18 PM
We are just in the holiday spirit around here!
Lisa wrote a wonderful post here http://handmadeartists.com/blog/a-holiday-invitation/ as well.
It is funny how many true friendships have sprung up in this community. It really warms my heart and re-enforces our goals for this community and makes it worth while.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 10, 2012, 11:03:36 PM
You lucky lady, Larissa!  I love fused glass and that necklace is gorgeous!

Thanks for giving us a place to do this, Andrew & Kimberly!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 11, 2012, 03:00:37 AM
Larissa,
Beautiful!  I am glad to see that even the master photographer with the gorgeous product photos even has some trouble with jewelry.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: MakinTheBest on December 11, 2012, 06:19:13 AM
Beautiful Larissa and glad you got a chance to see what fun shooting jewelry and glass can be!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 11, 2012, 07:56:45 AM
LOL, maybe at some point I'll pull out the light tent & see how I fare.  'Cause this was just impossible.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: dahlish on December 11, 2012, 02:27:16 PM
no pics as my camera is busted, but i got a lovely pair of fingerless pink knitted gloves, a crochet shawl and a lovely christmas card.
Thanks secret Santa :)

yay!   ;)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: MakinTheBest on December 12, 2012, 04:15:44 PM
Today was so special...well, it started out all wrong, but ended so right!


First off, I troop to the mailbox dreading the inevitable bills and junk and find a box and an envelope.  I apparently had mentioned at some point in the chat that I have a strange obsession with Kangaroos.  No reason really, other than the idea of a secret in a pouch is so cool.  Lisa, of Uniqlets, heard this and decided to drop me a special gift...a vintage, wooded kangaroo wearing a pearl necklace and crystal clip necklace!  Too cute for words and I will wear it proudly!


(http://i49.tinypic.com/mw3yf8.jpg)


Next was one of the most touching gifts I have ever received from Sandi, iKnitQuiltSew, who collected signatures of some of our members and created the most amazing quilt I have ever seen!


(http://i49.tinypic.com/2pt3viw.jpg)


It brought me to absolute tears and will find a very special place in our home. 


Thanks so much for making today special!

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 12, 2012, 05:16:05 PM
Kimberly,
So happy that you like the kangaroo!  She found her proper home.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 12, 2012, 05:32:08 PM
I am so glad it got there safely, and delighted that you like it!  It was fun putting it together for both of you!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: dahlish on December 12, 2012, 06:55:32 PM
Beautiful gifts!  And the quilt is so super sweet and special!  :D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 12, 2012, 07:37:27 PM
I am speechless about soooooooo much lovin going on here, all the right thing to do....
now that Kang needs a name, watcha all think..... ;D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: chainmaille on December 12, 2012, 09:22:58 PM
I am so glad it got there safely, and delighted that you like it!  It was fun putting it together for both of you!
Sandi this is one of the sweetest gestures toward us that I've ever experienced. The quilt is amazing and you are the absolute BEST!!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 12, 2012, 10:35:35 PM
I am so glad it got there safely, and delighted that you like it!  It was fun putting it together for both of you!
Sandi this is one of the sweetest gestures toward us that I've ever experienced. The quilt is amazing and you are the absolute BEST!!

Thank you so much, Andrew.  {blushing}
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: LadyFaithJewelry on December 12, 2012, 10:43:54 PM
Wow I went to the mail box today and found my secret Santa gift from Sandi Warner of Raggy Daggy Do-Dads.


What fun this and let me tell you I plan to use the Better Than Potato Salad receipt for Christmas day.  I also love the lovely crocheted necklace.  It is so beautiful and light feeling.  I have red hair (streaked with blonde) and it is just my color.  Thanks for the lovelies. 
Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and all your family.  I will post after a few days when I have time to take a picture.


Lady Faith.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: SandiW on December 13, 2012, 02:33:39 PM
I am so, so glad you like your gift.  Kind of intimidating to send jewelry to another jewelry artist so I'm glad my sister came through for me.  Have a very Merry Christmas Barbara!

Sandi
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: SandiW on December 13, 2012, 02:36:52 PM
I received my secret Santa gift today from Kelsey of every bit of sparkle - a green bracelet and some revitalizing body oil.  I can't find Kelsey or her store on Handmade Artists. 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 13, 2012, 05:46:51 PM
Enjoy your gift from the mysterious giver. :)
I received my secret Santa gift today from Kelsey of every bit of sparkle - a green bracelet and some revitalizing body oil.  I can't find Kelsey or her store on Handmade Artists.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: MakinTheBest on December 13, 2012, 06:32:36 PM
I received my secret Santa gift today from Kelsey of every bit of sparkle - a green bracelet and some revitalizing body oil.  I can't find Kelsey or her store on Handmade Artists.


She may not have a shop since the forum was created for anyone who makes or just loves handmade to hang out.  We have a lot of sellers on Etsy, Artfire, Ebay and their own stand alone websites in addition to our sellers here.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: LottiesTrinkets on December 13, 2012, 07:11:06 PM
Just been catching up on all the wonderful gifts.......  this was really a fun thing to do... I'm going to put up my tree at weekend (yeah I know late!).... and add the lovely tree ornaments that Shari sent me....
I seem to be playing catch up all this week.....ok off out now to party with some friends....bah humbug!  lol
Lise
 
 
 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 13, 2012, 08:16:01 PM
Don't worry, we haven't gotten a tree yet either.  We will!  Maybe Sunday.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: MakinTheBest on December 13, 2012, 09:25:34 PM
There are still a couple of Santa's that haven't shipped yet for those that didn't get their gift.  I've emailed them and will be emailing you tomorrow to figure out what happened and what we do now...don't want anyone left out!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 13, 2012, 11:45:31 PM
Mine is going out first thing tomorrow.  Sorry for the delay, had a problem with a couple things, last problem was the flipping boxes, got one, too small, got another, Jaeden crushed it on the way home, got another, yep he crushed that one too, have another now and is going in the mail. Label is done and I mean it goes out the door first thing,  I hope this person enjoys it as much as I did making it. 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 14, 2012, 12:02:58 AM
As far as I can tell, it isn't Christmas yet so don't stress.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 14, 2012, 05:41:22 AM
Another Santa has arrived....great to know.....beautiful Greens on the bracelet, enjoy the body oil.... :-*

and yes, Lisa, it is not Christmas yet.....got a box in the mail yesterday and thought , yay maybe......but those were stained glass I ordered.....again, it isnt Christmas yet.
My mailman smiles at me, as by now he knows I waiting for a Secret Santa.....he is funny.....Mrs. Monika, you got a box, this might be it....LOL
such a personable mail man we have....
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 14, 2012, 02:44:15 PM
Ok, now I can breathe I think, box is in the mail.  Now let's hope my mailman does not do what he did last time.  Opened my box, left my incoming mail on top of my outgoing priority mail.  He does this sort of stuff all the time.  What a jerk. He also leaves me final notices of packages that require signatures that he never tried to deliver.  I mean I am home all the time.  Went to the PO about it and was told that he did not because there was no car at home so he knew we were not home.  Hmm  what if the car had been in the garage?  Oh well, we all have our stuff to deal with right.  Mine stuff is so little compared to some.  I hope that everyone is doing great, having a wonderful time and looking forward to more joy and peace this season.

AND I hope my secret santa recipient likes her gift.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 14, 2012, 03:19:43 PM
I wore my necklace today & immediately got a compliment.  :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on December 15, 2012, 01:36:31 AM
Really enjoyed going back the 5 or 6 pages!  What wonderful gifts!
so, I did hear from my Secret Santa gift recipient, and she said she loves her gift - not sure if she will post a picture of it - it she doesn't in a day or two - I will!
Lisa - that little kangaroo is adorable
Kimberly - Yay for Kangaroos!

Sandi, It was so incredibly thoughtful of you to create the quilt and to also include us! Thank you!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on December 15, 2012, 03:40:08 PM
I got mine today...how exciting!  Thank you Chained Edge.
 (http://i49.tinypic.com/2iiikb6.jpg)
(http://i48.tinypic.com/34rcfp4.jpg)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 15, 2012, 04:19:22 PM
Wow!  Isn't that pretty!!!!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 15, 2012, 04:31:51 PM
Debbi, thats just beautimus..... :-*
Merry Christmas.....
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 15, 2012, 04:57:03 PM
Debbi that is really really pretty.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 16, 2012, 02:41:45 AM
I received my gift from WingsnScales yesterday.  Took  a photo and then realized no card in my camera. Will post a pic later today. 

It is beautiful and I love it.  Thank you so very much.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 16, 2012, 03:13:14 AM
Very pretty Debbi, enjoy it.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: MakinTheBest on December 17, 2012, 03:23:52 PM
Got a darling treat in the mail today!  Yea for something other than bills and junk! 


Annie of Made by Me sent a beautiful card and a really pretty bracelet in blue and brushed copper with a peace dove and love charm attached.  I love how she put the charms on the clasp...sort of hides the clasp a bit.


(http://i48.tinypic.com/ifv6fn.jpg)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 17, 2012, 05:14:03 PM
This is really beautiful Kimberly.....Merry Cristmas.... :D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 17, 2012, 06:37:53 PM
Lovely, enjoy wearing it Kimberly.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: dahlish on December 17, 2012, 06:58:27 PM
Received my gift today!  It was funny because there were several boxes out there and I figured they were all for the kids but nope, one had my name on it!   ;)

I love the gift bag!  :)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EkK6Eynm9iQ/UM-vVeft82I/AAAAAAAADUY/toTUzp4FC70/s599/20121217_114651.jpg)

Back of my tote
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EjWElDo5w4M/UM-viHRe00I/AAAAAAAADUg/S6l9f31bE6E/s599/20121217_114741.jpg)

Inside
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-s-5JRlN5lTA/UM-vxNYO4-I/AAAAAAAADUo/8bk6OxOYzxM/s799/20121217_114844.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JUcw44loLBk/UM-v93N8pjI/AAAAAAAADU4/x2oePJ_eMNM/s599/20121217_114731.jpg)

and because it's hilarious, my kitty mance wanted to be in the box in came in.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cuYSCirtYCs/UM-vzZywKAI/AAAAAAAADUw/n5ab8OzP4Mw/s599/20121217_114927.jpg)

I now realize I've misplaced the box it came in so I can't even say who my Secret Santa was!   :o  However thank you very much!!!!  I have lots of yarn safely nuzzled inside already and I can't wait to take it to my next knit group!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 17, 2012, 07:43:25 PM
That's wonderful, Gina!  Your Secret Santa is SewnSewSister (Mary).

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 17, 2012, 07:46:06 PM
I got a message from AnnieL that she received a lovely gift from her Secret Santa (AnnMadeStuff), but she's having issues with posting. 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: chainmaille on December 17, 2012, 07:58:35 PM
I got a message from AnnieL that she received a lovely gift from her Secret Santa (AnnMadeStuff), but she's having issues with posting.

She logged into the forum yesterday, so she knows how to do that. She should be able to post.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 17, 2012, 08:01:14 PM
I sent her a link which she said didn't work.  I think what I sent was "http:."  I resent it with https:, so she should be able to find the thread now.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: chainmaille on December 17, 2012, 08:04:49 PM
The forum is http, either way it will redirect.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 17, 2012, 08:35:34 PM
More lovely gifts, wonderful.....Gina....merry christmas
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: dahlish on December 17, 2012, 09:42:27 PM
Thanks Teresa, I thought so but I didn't want to misname my Santa!  :D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on December 17, 2012, 10:16:44 PM
what beautiful gifts...we sure are a talented group.  ;D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 17, 2012, 10:44:13 PM
Gina,
What a perfect gift for a cat owner and knitter. 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 17, 2012, 11:38:54 PM
The presents are all so great!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: MakinTheBest on December 19, 2012, 01:15:47 PM
Thanks for letting me know that AnnieL received her gift. All of the gifts are so beautiful! I made a wall hanging with the felted acorns I received from Kimberly and Andrew.  I'm having a hard time posting a picture... one more try (http://i49.tinypic.com/9ub04y.jpg)


Love this and so glad you found a way to display them!  This is one of my favorite quotes.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 19, 2012, 05:04:24 PM
I posted that I had received my gift and I truly love it.  I could not photo because I did not have the card in the camera.  Well now, I can find the flipping camera.  I have not a clue.  But I will post this as soon as it shows up again.  Hmmm, how things get so lost in my little room, I can't fathom.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on December 20, 2012, 01:46:26 AM
what beautiful gifts...we sure are a talented group.  ;D
Yes we do! such fun going through these and seeing all the wonderful creations people got!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: SweetYarn on December 20, 2012, 02:03:41 AM
Boy oh boy! All of those were lovely and inventive gifts. I've sent my person their gift last week(I had forgotten to mail it--oops!). :) I can't wait to see what else will come around.  :-* Very excited! I hope my secret santa sends their's soon as well.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 20, 2012, 08:19:30 AM
Thanks for letting me know that AnnieL received her gift. All of the gifts are so beautiful! I made a wall hanging with the felted acorns I received from Kimberly and Andrew.  I'm having a hard time posting a picture... one more try (http://i49.tinypic.com/9ub04y.jpg)


Love, love what you did with it.... :-*
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: dahlish on December 20, 2012, 01:57:48 PM
Thanks for letting me know that AnnieL received her gift. All of the gifts are so beautiful! I made a wall hanging with the felted acorns I received from Kimberly and Andrew.  I'm having a hard time posting a picture... one more try (http://i49.tinypic.com/9ub04y.jpg)

Beautiful!
Love, love what you did with it.... :-*
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 20, 2012, 07:58:13 PM
Thank you SO MUCH Elizabeth, for the lovely set of stitch markers with their own hand knit little pouch for storage!!!  What a terrific gift for a knitter...  I just love them!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2hs9b9s.jpg)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: dahlish on December 20, 2012, 10:12:10 PM
cute!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 20, 2012, 10:13:26 PM
Very nice Sandy.....
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 20, 2012, 10:14:59 PM
Aw, cool!  How do you get them open?
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 21, 2012, 12:27:16 AM
Those are so pretty Sandi.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 21, 2012, 12:29:58 AM
Love those stitch markers but I have the same question as Larissa, how do you get them open?
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 21, 2012, 09:40:30 AM
They are not stitch holders, they are stitch markers.  When you're knitting something in a pattern and you need to know where the pattern starts/ends, you slip one on the needle.  Then when you knit back, the marker keeps you even or lets you know you counted right (or wrong). 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: MakinTheBest on December 21, 2012, 09:52:40 AM
They are not stitch holders, they are stitch markers.  When you're knitting something in a pattern and you need to know where the pattern starts/ends, you slip one on the needle.  Then when you knit back, the marker keeps you even or lets you know you counted right (or wrong).


In my case it is usually counting wrong since when I am knitting there are constant "mom, can I" or "mom, where is" questions and I lose count!  Getting better though as they get older I just start counting out loud and they know to wait until I stop to start talking again.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 21, 2012, 09:55:07 AM
Aha!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Claydancer on December 21, 2012, 10:52:08 AM
They are not stitch holders, they are stitch markers.  When you're knitting something in a pattern and you need to know where the pattern starts/ends, you slip one on the needle.  Then when you knit back, the marker keeps you even or lets you know you counted right (or wrong).


In my case it is usually counting wrong since when I am knitting there are constant "mom, can I" or "mom, where is" questions and I lose count!  Getting better though as they get older I just start counting out loud and they know to wait until I stop to start talking again.


My husband is the problem child in this house - he yammers.  When he's talking/asking questions, and I don't answer, he just stares - then I turn my knitting bowl around so he can see what it ways on the side -"Shhh, I'm counting" - he gets it, nods and waits for me to get to a stopping point.



Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 21, 2012, 01:45:29 PM
I have never used these before and I don't knit, I crochet, wonder how they would be used since you probably could not slip them on the hook like with knitting.  But it would definitely be helpful since I have to count and recount and rip out and start again cause I lose count.   :laugh:  especially when I am doing tiny lacey crochet with like #10 thread, geez that is hard to count after a row is done to make sure I have enough stitches when I lose count along the way.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 21, 2012, 01:51:15 PM
Where is the math fairy when ya need her eh.... :P
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 21, 2012, 05:19:17 PM
Where is the math fairy when ya need her eh.... :P
That is exactly what I would like to know. 
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on December 21, 2012, 05:30:07 PM
Cute stitch markers! I've never seen them made that way before or I should say with the zipper pull. I've seen plenty of beaded ones that look similar but they are usually beading wire. I would think these would be nicer and easier to use since it's soft.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 21, 2012, 07:10:38 PM
They sure are purdy....
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: SweetYarn on December 21, 2012, 11:47:51 PM
Thank you SO MUCH Elizabeth, for the lovely set of stitch markers with their own hand knit little pouch for storage!!!  What a terrific gift for a knitter...  I just love them!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2hs9b9s.jpg)

I am so glad you like them. Goodness knows I loved making them. They are a mixture of: Czech glass beads, lamp work beads, cut glass, facet beads & pressed glass beads. I hope they all serve you well! The pouch will also keep them safe if need be.

Your definition was wonderful! You can also lasso them into loops, or where you do a reduction...the ones I have for myself are done with metallic green colored wire, which makes for a funky match of silver/green and the beads. I have yet to mess up patterns thanks to these little guys.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: SweetYarn on December 22, 2012, 12:02:31 AM
Cute stitch markers! I've never seen them made that way before or I should say with the zipper pull. I've seen plenty of beaded ones that look similar but they are usually beading wire. I would think these would be nicer and easier to use since it's soft.

It is also really nice if you're using something like mohair or super chunky yarn. With the mohair it doesn't tangle as badly as the beading wire would imo.

I also use it for double knitting, with the "outside" yarn marked and the inside one not marked. It makes double knit socks a lot easier to discern so you don't cross when using the same colors.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: SweetYarn on December 22, 2012, 12:19:24 AM
I use it by looping the bead end in to the open end, and using the yarn to hold the space. I will have to take a photo when my camera is back in working order! It works like a zipper pull, and is reusable!

I thought of it when I saw the popular cell phone charms that use that style. I hope this was more helpful...?

Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: dahlish on December 22, 2012, 10:04:04 PM
I have stitch markers that are more like plastic safety pins that you can pin onto the stitch you need to keep track of.  :D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 23, 2012, 01:16:05 AM
I have stitch markers that are more like plastic safety pins that you can pin onto the stitch you need to keep track of.  :D

That's the kind I have.  Not nearly as pretty as these.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 23, 2012, 06:24:22 AM
I have never seen nor used any of these, they are beautimus....

Merry Christmas you all.... :D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 23, 2012, 09:47:48 AM
The ones that I have used for decades are little plastic circles.  These are so pretty, I'm afraid I will use them and not want to take them out of the knitting!   :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 23, 2012, 09:51:00 AM
That's a thought too, incorporate them in!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on December 23, 2012, 11:41:04 AM
Hmm, I have a bunch of hese at my store as zipper pulls. They have angels and other assorted beads. They don't seem to be going as zipper pulls, so re packaging them may be an option.  :D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Sewnsewsister on December 24, 2012, 01:19:59 PM
A very warm 'THANK YOU' to Pam of "A Bead Thing" for her choice of a gift to me...they are a Crochet Flower Necklace in gold and brown with a little bling in the center of flower AND a Chanille Necklace with pearl seed beads. Already wore the Chanille Necklace to our Family Christmas Dinner!!! Of course, I gave you the credit when it was being admired!  No, really!!! Thank you so very, very much Pam.

Posting late because of some health issues in family, so please don't be too offended I waited so long.  A Blessed and Merry Christmas to you.  Mary
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 25, 2012, 12:26:01 AM
Sewnsister, please post pictures of your wonderful gifts when you get a chance.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on December 25, 2012, 01:11:08 AM
I have never used these before and I don't knit, I crochet, wonder how they would be used since you probably could not slip them on the hook like with knitting.  But it would definitely be helpful since I have to count and recount and rip out and start again cause I lose count.   :laugh:  especially when I am doing tiny lacey crochet with like #10 thread, geez that is hard to count after a row is done to make sure I have enough stitches when I lose count along the way.
Pam you could probably use something like those pretty stitch markers - just loop it through the stitch and back through itself - did that make sense?
I use anything from safety pins, jump rings, another piece of yarn........... nothing as pretty as these.

 I got a pkg of the loop things it said they are cell phone charm holders - something like that! what a clever use for them - stitch markers and pretty ones too!  I'm tired!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on December 25, 2012, 01:25:39 AM
It seems that my gift recipient isn't going to post a picture of what I sent, so I will!
It's a stained glass "Bling Tree"

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2hdo6pz.jpg)
I covered an AOL box with wrapping paper to put it in - looked really good.  I took pictures of it, but the pictures turned out horrid!

This has been fun!
M E R R Y   C H R IS T M A S  Everyone!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 25, 2012, 03:03:17 AM
I love it Kris! They should definitely be in your shop for next Christmas.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: myeuropeantouch on December 25, 2012, 05:32:25 AM
Well, its Christmas.....I wish you all a very blessed one..... :-*

Kris that tree is beautimus, yea, deffo store material....I agree Lisa....
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on December 25, 2012, 06:37:32 AM
I love it Kris! They should definitely be in your shop for next Christmas.
thank you

Hopefully I will also get the ones already made - without the bling listed next year!

Well, its Christmas.....I wish you all a very blessed one..... :-*

Kris that tree is beautimus, yea, deffo store material....I agree Lisa....
Thank you Monika!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 25, 2012, 11:14:36 AM
Kris, that's beautiful!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 25, 2012, 02:39:34 PM
A very warm 'THANK YOU' to Pam of "A Bead Thing" for her choice of a gift to me...they are a Crochet Flower Necklace in gold and brown with a little bling in the center of flower AND a Chanille Necklace with pearl seed beads. Already wore the Chanille Necklace to our Family Christmas Dinner!!! Of course, I gave you the credit when it was being admired!  No, really!!! Thank you so very, very much Pam.

Posting late because of some health issues in family, so please don't be too offended I waited so long.  A Blessed and Merry Christmas to you.  Mary
Not offended at all, just glad that you received them and that you are enjoying them.  I hope the health issues are resolved or at least on the way to being non existent and I too hope that you have a blessed Christmas.
Pam
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 26, 2012, 03:07:43 AM
Finally here are a couple of photos of the beautiful bracelet I received from WingsnScales my secret santa.

It is beautiful and pics don't do it justice at least not my pics anyway.

Thanks I love it.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on December 26, 2012, 11:41:46 AM
Kris, that's beautiful!

Thank you Larissa!

Pam - very pretty bracelet you received!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: trusk4u on December 26, 2012, 02:51:02 PM
It seems that my gift recipient isn't going to post a picture of what I sent, so I will!
It's a stained glass "Bling Tree"

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2hdo6pz.jpg)
I covered an AOL box with wrapping paper to put it in - looked really good.  I took pictures of it, but the pictures turned out horrid!

This has been fun!
M E R R Y   C H R IS T M A S  Everyone!

It is fabulous Kris!!  Pam that bracelet is beautiful!
I did not take a picture of what I sent so I can't share it. The person I sent it to hasn't posted anymore in the forum. I guess all they wanted was a gift and didn't like what they got. That sounds terrible, I know. :-[ I'm not mad or anything, but I do think it is rather rude to not even acknowledge it.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 26, 2012, 03:06:29 PM
As with all things where people "commit," there were some who simply didn't follow through.  At least one person deleted their account not too long after committing, and did in fact get sent something.  So I know for a fact that sender will never hear a "thank you," and I think that's incredibly sad.

On the other hand, 33 people signed up for this gift swap and the great majority of you did follow through!  So even if you sent something and never heard a word, be happy that this almost worked.

I believe that everyone received something, as I and my helpers (who shall remain nameless!) made sure that those who were to receive something from folks that simply vanished were sent a surprise by one of us.

I enjoyed doing this, and hope we decide to do it again next year!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: MakinTheBest on December 26, 2012, 08:30:49 PM
Just the fact that the majority that signed up followed through was amazing!  I know that Andrew and I always hold our breath on things like this and are prepared for the inevitable "drop outs" but all in all the presents were wonderful and I'm so happy that so many obviously put in great pains with their gifts!  Huge success!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 26, 2012, 08:59:57 PM
Just the fact that the majority that signed up followed through was amazing!  I know that Andrew and I always hold our breath on things like this and are prepared for the inevitable "drop outs" but all in all the presents were wonderful and I'm so happy that so many obviously put in great pains with their gifts!  Huge success!

I agree, Kimberly!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: chainmaille on December 26, 2012, 09:32:54 PM
Thanks again for running this Sandi, maybe someone will step up next year and take the heat off. :D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Larissa on December 26, 2012, 10:32:39 PM
Love the bracelet!

The year I ran it, we had a small mishap too.  It's almost always going to happen.  I will say that because the person who sent a gift to me has a shop but doesn't post in the forum, I tracked her down, figured out who it was, and contacted her through her shop to thank her.  She didn't make it easy.  :)
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 26, 2012, 11:21:25 PM
The bracelet is lovely.
Sandi, you did an amazing job organizing this.  I will not volunteer to organize one in the future, but if the person who does needs a "helper" for gifts to those whose Santas dropped out, I am happy to do that.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: lisianblue on December 27, 2012, 02:37:13 AM
Well, Sandi if there were some glitches, you and/or your helpers did a great job of covering it up! You did a great job organizing this & I really appreciate it.
I kind of suspected that my gift recipient wasn't going to post anything - but she did let me know she got it & really liked it!  so, that's good!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 27, 2012, 03:22:29 AM
There are always glitches as there are always some who want a gift but don't want to reciprocate which is really sad.  However that allllllllll being said enough, this went well.  I admit, I got behind and was a lot later than I had planned on being, but I got it done and she seems happy with her gift and I know I am happy with mine and I have read all the comments here and know that everyone who did participate enjoyed it very much.  Enjoyed seeing all the gifts received, not just what they received, which is what makes this community so special, the caring for each other of those who are here every day to support one another.

Will I step up next year.  One never knows, I never know what will be going on with me a day from now much less a year, but I am always willing to be a helper, ALWAYS.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: beadthing on December 27, 2012, 03:23:42 AM
Oh, sorry, I got carried away.  What I really came here to say was

Thank you Sandi so very much.
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on December 27, 2012, 08:15:10 PM
yes....thank you very much Sandi!!! this was fun.
Debbi
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: dahlish on December 27, 2012, 09:34:45 PM
Thanks so much Sandi for putting this together!  You did a great job of covering up any glitches that happened!  :D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: Uniqlets on December 28, 2012, 12:06:06 AM
Ann, those are wonderful gifts!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: SweetYarn on December 31, 2012, 07:55:44 PM
Oh man thank you so much! These earrings,bracelet, this hand painted box and the wonderful ornaments were just fabulous!

Debbie & Amanda thank you very much!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 31, 2012, 08:29:31 PM
That is terrific !  I am so happy your gift arrived!
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on December 31, 2012, 09:59:12 PM
Oh man thank you so much! These earrings,bracelet, this hand painted box and the wonderful ornaments were just fabulous!

Debbie & Amanda thank you very much!
I'm so glad you like them.  and you're welcome.  ;D
Title: Re: Site-wide Holiday Gift Swap/Secret Santa
Post by: SweetYarn on January 01, 2013, 01:54:41 AM
@yankeeburrowcreations I am too! I was super excited! My family finds the crochet ornament fascinating!


@iknitquiltsew Me too! :) I love all of it!