The Santa Sack Swap will run for 6 months from June until December each year. If you want to join in please stop by here again OR visit Gone' Stitchin' at http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com.au on JUNE 1st each year to sign up. It's a lot of FuN.. so why not sign up, make a new friend and have a sack full of goodies to open in December. How much FuN would ThAt be!
I would like to wish all my wonderful ELvEs the happiest of times this Christmas.
I hope 2014 brings good health & creativity to your lives.
I want to THANK Sharon once again for being an AnGeL... unfortunately I had ONE swapper let down.
There is one other swapper who is away and I cannot make contact with another but as these two were partners perhaps something went wrong between them. I'm in the dark about this situation for now.
But thankfully every one else honoured their pledge and considering the numbers ... 83 from 86 of you... well... that's pretty good I think. I commend you on your wonderful and thoughtful gifts... you really did a marvellous job of spreading some good will and cheer... and for this I say THANK YOU to each and every one of you!
If you opened your gifts yesterday...either in full or partially... lets show them off here today.
Just link up below & we'll come over to your place to visit.
Nanette wanted to show off her amazing gifts from Kerrie... see below... and asked me to place the pics on this blog. I'll also put pic's up on my blog of Lyndell's gifts to me and link up with the rest of the elves.
Our Opening DaY... if you want it to be that is!
Of course tomorrow here in Australia is only the day before in other parts of the world... so their opening day is the day after... WOW that's very confusing... BUT FUN... no matter when we get to open our gifts!
Just sit back and think about this... All the hours of planning... then the stitching, sewing, quilting, knitting etc... time spent beautifully wrapping... writing personal cards... packing up... mailing off...
puff... gone in 60 seconds...
once the "opening fever" takes hold... lol... but soooo worth it!
This AnGeL is making sure a certain swapper (who shall remain nameless for now) doesn't miss out on receiving her swap gifts this Christmas...
I'm pretty sure her partner has gone AWOL.!
THANK YOU so very much Sharon...
you are ALwaYs so very generous!
YiPPee... Today is the Day...
I realise that some ladies still may NOT have received their packages... but hopefully they will arrive in time over the next day or so... SoCome on Mr Mailman, get a move on...
I know some of you have opted to open your gifts on a dedicated date... and some want to wait until Christmas... and of course that is perfectly OK... but some of us just simply cannot wait...lol.
But it's very disappointing that some ladies will miss out on opening day that they would love to be a part of and are unable to do so... and to those, I sincerely apologise. I know sometimes "things" happen that simply cannot be avoided... these we all understand... but just to be late... well it's really not good enough is it. Some I cannot even contact!
I published the commitment that was needed to this swap at the start and I feel that there was ample time to get the gifts organised, wrapped and sent. So WHY does this happen?
I think these ladies will have to be placed on the naughty list!
To ALL the other ladies (all 81 of them)... I say
Now onto more pleasant words... Drum roll please...
Opening Day is...Thursday, December
I will place a link on this blog on Friday Dec 20... for you to link your blog... so that we can all come over for a visit and see YOUR gifts. I hope YOU will join in!
I am still waiting on 32 parcels to arrive.
I know some are on their way... on the sleigh as I write... so I need to know as soon as they arrive please. Check the sidebar too in case I've missed you.
It's getting exciting isn't it... and I hope there isn't too much squeezing or shaking going on... lol. Opening day will be revealed on MONDAY... yippee... but of course if you have organised with your partner to open them up on your special date... that's OK... OR you may even want to wait until Christmas day to tear your wrapping off... well that's OK too! The opening day is for the rest of us that just simply cannot wait...lol !
As I write this post... some lucky elves are having their swap gifts delivered ... PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOURS...
I want to reveal the OPENING date... we are all getting soooo excited... so please don't forget. Either leave a comment or email me. Thanks...
Also can you check the side bar to make sure I haven't missed marking YOU as RECD.
to all the elves participating in this years Santa Sack Swap.
I'm sure the mail men around the globe are being run off their feet delivering all the Sack packages.
Be sure to let me know when your gifts arrive so I can mark you as RECD on the sidebar.
Please check if your name is marked off.