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 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!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

New Friends

DO you remember a few post back... where I showed 2 new friends Debbie & Sue... meeting & then swapping their gifts....
Well...  Debbie shared with us what Sue had given her in this swap.
Thanks Debbie for sending me a photo ( or 2) & as Debbie doesn't have a blog... I'll show them here for all to enjoy.
Remember you can still link up to the PaRTy below...

Saturday, December 19, 2015

It's ParTY TiMe

Lets all share some pic's of the wonderful gifts we received from our partners.
I've added a link blow so we can go P-A-R-T-Y one last time in 2015.

It's easy... write a post on your blog... & then come back here & just add your blog address to the link... & we'll come over to visit.

I hope you all enjoyed this swap...& I THANK each one of you for being

I wish everyone a very 
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Friday, December 18, 2015


we can open up our sacks filled with gifts.... if we want to that is...
Some are waiting until Christmas morning...
either way I hope you all enjoyed this swap.

Chiska & Michell... has your sleigh arrived yet????

No More WaiTing...
Start ripping... Ho HA Ho

I'll add a link party TOMORROW in the PM... come join in...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


on news from a few more ELvEs that their parcel has arrived.
Anna B & Christine L... Melody & Vicki... are partners.
Chiska,  Melanie, Michell & Rita are waiting by the mailbox....
Their sleigh should be just around the corner... I'm sure.

So let me put everyone in the festive spirit... by announcing OPeNinG DaY.

Friday 18th...  
just one week out from Christmas. 
Ho Ho Ho

I'll put up a post with a link party on Saturday 19th, 
for everyone who wants to share news of gifts they received.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

OPeNinG DaTe

I'm still waiting on parcel deliveries for 15 10 elves...
once their sleigh has landed... I will nominate the OPeNinG DaTe... woohoo
Of course you can open your gifts on Christmas day... if you can hold out... lol.. but others are itching to rip open some paper...
Check the sidebar...
& please let me know if you have RECEIVED 
& I haven't marked you as such.
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Monday, December 7, 2015


43 Elves have received their parcels via santa's sleigh... WOoHoO

19 other ELVeS are anxiously waiting for their's to arrive,
Hurry up please Mr Mailman...

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Two lovely ladies I paired for this swap both came from Canada...
but little did I know that they lived about 2 hours apart.
Debbie & Susan made arrangements to swap their sacks last week in person... & they very thoughtfully shared a few pic's with all of us.
How exciting for both of them to actually meet one another...
& I believe they are both gOOd friends now as well.
I'm sure Santa is very happy with these two helpers...

Saturday, December 5, 2015


Lots of sacks have been delivered... but 30 28 27 elves are still waiting...

Friday, December 4, 2015


The MaiLMaN is delivering parcels all over the world... yippee....
26 elves  have received so far... & a few more parcels are still on their way...
but I haven't heard from everyone yet...
SO... if you have your parcel sitting waiting for you under the tree...please check the sidebar to see if I have you marked as RECD... if not ...then a quick comment or email will rectify it.

OPeNinG DaY cannot be announced until ALL parcels have been RECD.
so hurry up Mr Postie... get your sleigh moving...
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015


on your parcel to arrive is so exciting isn't it?

Dont forget to let me know ( by comment or email) that you have RECEIVED your parcel.

Check your name on the sidebar... 
it should have REC'D beside it.

21 elves have received their gift parcel.

Perhaps just a little squeezing or squishing of your package is allowed...

But be sure to wait until OPENING DAY.

Monday, November 30, 2015

SideBar NoTeD

Hello fellow Elves...
I have returned to the computer & have read all the comments & emails... WooHoo... you certainly are a great bunch of Santas helpers... as I have marked "RECD" beside 10 12 14 16 18 names so far.
WeLL DoNe... on a great effort.
Please remember to let me know when you RECEIVE your parcel...
I love seeing recd beside names.
Just a little squeezing is allowed... but NO OPENING...Ho Ho Ho...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Your last chance to be ON TIME.
Get to the post office today.
Your partner is sooooooooooooooo excited !
Ho HO ho

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Are You ExCiTeD

WooHoo... mailing date is almost here.
I'm sure a few of you have already mailed OR are going to mail today... Yippeeeeee 
If you receive your package... PLEASE... leave a comment on this blog...OR  email me directly stating you have RECEIVED your parcel.
I love marking peoples names OFF the list. You can check your name on the sidebar.

Friday, November 20, 2015

ALmosT HeRe

Mr Postman is getting ready to process your package.
I'm sure both you and your partner are a TaD excited about now...
Ho HO ho

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Getting Closer

Just a reminder... in case you forgot...
Mailing date is in...
Ho Ho Ho...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Mailing date is getting sooooooo close now.
Please make sure you mail ON TIME...
I'm sure your partner will be excited to receive her package...just like you...

Remember... please DO NOT OPEN it up until "Opening Day" which will be announced later.
Of course you can decide to wait until Christmas Day to open your gifts... that decision is up to you... but PLEASE don't open them BEFORE "opening day".

Sunday, November 1, 2015

It's NoVeMBeR

And you all know what THAT means... don't you?
Yes MaiLinG day is fast approaching...
ReMeMBeR November 25th is the date to put into your diary.
Ho Ho Ho

Sunday, October 25, 2015

OctoBeR 25th

Do you realise that it's only 2 months until it's Christmas Day?
Actually ... in  61 days  we will be celebrating Santa's arrival ...

Yikes... I better get sewing...

Friday, October 16, 2015

A BiT ScarY

It's only 10 weeks until ....
You & Me both
I hope everyone is making progress on their gifts ???

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Well I managed to miss the month of August somehow...??? !!!
Where is this year going?
Anyways... I just thought I would check in to see if all is going well out there in
Santa Sack Swap LaND...?
Please keep in contact with your partner... just say HI & ask them if they have a few days they could spare to send to me for the ones I lost in August ?

What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ComPLeTeD AgaiN

I've just sent out the remaining emails to the new ladies who have joined this swap.
Please check that you have received it... then make contact with your partner.
Be sure to EnJoY the time getting to know each other...

If you need to know any details about the swap... just read the TAB on top of the blog.
You'll find ALL the info there.
I'll be sure to check up on everyone once I return home... Ho Ho Ho

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Problem Solved

I have received a comment from 3 ladies... THanK YoU...
So not only do I have a partner for the original member BUT I also have another pair to include... WooHoo...
I will email... Linda... Diane... Frugally Challenged blog... ASAP.
Yippee...all my elves are happy again...

Friday, July 17, 2015

UK swapper wanted

Unfortunately one member had to withdraw from this swap due to unforeseen circumstances...
So I am looking for anyone in the UK who would like to join in and swap with a very lovely lady?
The help I need is....
For you to please advertise on your blog for another lady... The more people getting the message out there the better chance of me finding another partner... So your help is very much appreciated.
Fingers crossed that a blogger or non blogger will read this plea...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

It's JuLy...

And by now I imagine... you would have all made contact with your partner.

I hope you strike up a friendship via blogland... or email... so try to shoot off a message now & again.

It's always nice getting to know a new friend... or perhaps getting better acquainted with an "old" blog friend...
so EnJoY the journey... as well as the end of swap gift opening.

If you want to show any finished gifts on this blog... anonymously of course... you can email me a pic and I'll add it for you.

Ho Ho Ho... 
I hope you are enjoying the first month of this swap... xox

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DiD YoU ReCeiVe...

Your email?

With your partners details on it?
ALL emails were all sent around June 13th...
Check your SPAM folder...just in case...

Apparently 2 people... that I know of... didn't receive theirs...

PLEASE let me know IF YOU DID NOT receive your email.

I go away again on the weekend & won't have all the swap details with PLEASE check that you have received your partners details...
Time is ticking !!!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Off & RuNNinG

This years swap has 61 ladies playing along...  WooHoo

Jo B graciously accepted another swapper... in the USA... as there was a slight hiccup with email communications... but it's all sorted now... & everyone who wanted to play now has a partner.

All emails have been sent out with both partners details included ... so please check your email account & make sure yours has been received.
Let me know IF you have any problems...

Remember this swap is supposed to be FuN... so EnJoY it.
You will also make a new blogging /crafter friend too & that's always a wonderful thing...

I'll keep you up-to-date with any reminders & updates ON THIS BLOG...
so make sure YOU are a follower so you don't miss out.


Friday, June 12, 2015

OuT of TiMe

... as this swap has now CLOSED... for 2015.

I am just waiting on a few swappers details...
Then I can get partners info out to you all...

If your name is ON the sidebar list... you are IN this swap... HoHoHo
If not...PLEASE let me know ASAP...

I need 1 more swapper who would be willing to mail to Europe???
Any takers???

Thank You MaRiA... I now have a FULL house...

Monday, June 8, 2015

StiLL OpeN

I will leave this swap  OPEN until... June 11th
as I will be away for a few days...

We have 43  49  51 swappers so far...  & that's just wonderful...
So if you are thinking about joining in... you have a few more days to decide...


Tuesday, June 2, 2015


The 2015 Santa Sack Swap is NOW OPEN ...

If you would like to join in the fun... please read ALL the rules and guidelines on the header BEFORE making a commitment.
Please leave your name on THIS POST ONLY... that way I can keep all names together and I wont miss anyone... and I will add your name to the sidebar.
The swap is open world wide...however I can only place you in this swap IF there is someone from your country participating.

Last year we had 78 swappers from around the globe... so I wonder how many we will have playing in 2015?

REMEMBER only join in this swap IF you can make a six month commitment... I just don't want any broken hearts in December.

Ho Ho Ho... let the FuN begin...
Swap Mama Cheryll