Wednesday, December 12, 2007

E-Mails sent.....

Woo Hoo!!! All the emails have been sent into cyber space - whoosh ------ If you have not gotten one then please let me know and I will resend it.

I have had a couple of questions.

1). This year 2008 is for birthday surprises only - last year 2007 was a BD and Holiday surprises, now, if you want to surprise your partner for the holidays that would fine.

2). Once you have mailed your package to your partner then PLEASE post here so that I know that it is on its way and can check it off the list.

I am so pleased that everyone is excited and happy with the job I am doing.

Let me know if there is anything or any questions anyone has.
You should e-mail me if there are.

edgarmatt @ g mail dot com

Take care,

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Partners picked and e-mails are on the way...

We are a large group of 61 and I have "drawn" partners and will sending out e-mails today and tomorrow with their information. Here is a picture of the sophisticated way I chose names...

It is the infamous "Bowl of destiny"..... not very high tech but it works.

If you have not heard from me with an e-mail with your partners name and information by Thursday please let me know and I will resend the information.

It's going to be a great year!!!!!!!


Friday, December 7, 2007

Last Day to sign up....

Yes, we have arrived at the last day to sign up
and as we stand now we are quite a large group!!! :)

I will be sending out partner assignments over the next few days. I will be pulling names from a bag full of our names so it will be purely the luck of the draw. Nobody will know who is sending to whom except the sender, and me....but since I am so scatter brained sometimes.... I will probably forget...well, it could happen. :)
I will have a master list and have already started a notebook full of everyone so that reminder e-mails can be sent out the month before the recipients birthday.

I am anticipating a wonderful year and hope that everyone else is looking forward to it also.

Thank you again,

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Alomst December 7th....

Time is running out if you want to join!!! The last day to join is this Friday, December 7th. I am still adding names to the list and sending out the invites and emails to everyone. If you do not hear from me let me know.
Remember this is a new blog and that you will need to add this to your list of blogs.

The old Stitching Birthday Blog WILL close and access through that way will cease.

I am trying to tie up some loose ends from last year. If you have had problems or issues please let me know at edgarmatt @ gmail . com (no spaces) and I will try and make them right. This is being run on the honor system and nobody wants to be flaked on. Especially if they have fulfilled their end of the commitment AND this is a year long commitment. I will be sending out reminder emails throughout the year a month in advance of your partners birthday just a little reminder as everyone gets busy and 6 months down the road you may have forgotten.

Lets have fun with this and not flake and hurt someones feelings!!!!!!

Busy, Busy, Busy.....


Friday, November 30, 2007

Getting cought in a filter....

Hi All,
I just got a couple of messages that some of you where wondering if I got your emails about the BBC. I had not gotten them all as they were caught up in the spam filter....dumb me never even checked to see if anyone was getting caught in that over zealous net. I just never thought that would happen, why I don't know. But I just went a checked and woop de doo there were a ton of emails wanting to join in. I will pull them out and get them up and running with emails to follow.

So sorry, mea culpa!!!!

Please be patient with me.......I have an ongoing battle with just about everything mechanical from the hand held can opener to this here computer thing!!

Take care,

Thursday, November 29, 2007

GUIDELINES for the Club

Stitching Bloggers Birthday Club – How it Works

I have lifted these from the old Blog as I said before “if it ain't broke don’ fix it” and Becky put it so well that I am sticking to her basic guidelines… here goes……

This Blog is for the B-Day club to use. I will add you as a member when you sign-up/send your information for the club so that you will have access to posting rights.

To sign-up, please e-mail me with your information at edgarmatt @ gmail . com (remove spaces) with your information (Name, mailing address, birth date, blog url, and a wishlist or your likes/interest).

HOW THIS CLUB WORKS: You sign up and receive a name for a Birthday and you are responsible for sending that person a gift. You don’t stitch/buy for everyone – just the name you receive. That way we can all participate and receive a gift on our B-days but not feel pressured to send to everyone or have the expense that is sometimes involved. J

The Guidelines are fairly simple….. When you sign up – you must stay in the program/club a full year and/or until your gift is sent to the name you receive. You are required to send the gift by the recipients Birthday. There are no requirements as to how much or how little you send or the dollar amount you spend – that is left up to each individual – however keep in mind you may not receive as much as you send. Information will be available to you as to what the person you are sending to likes, to help you decide what to send. It will be a secret as to who is sending to whom. You will receive all the information you need from me after sing-ups for the club have closed.

PLEASE post to the Blog when you have mailed out your gift to your secret recipient…and …also when you receive a gift from your secret sender, so that I can mark you down as complete. An e-mail of thanks would be nice as well. To keep this fair if you fail to follow through with your commitment of sending to your name, you will be removed from the club without the opportunity to rejoin.

If you are interested and to make sure you get to participate in the 2008 BBC, please send your info to me at the email above NO later then December 7, 2008. The program will officially start in January 2008. ALL Stitching Bloggers are welcome to participate; this is an international club so everyone is welcome!!!!!

Thank you for your interest and encouragement!!!!! Please share the link/info on your blog so that all our friends that want to join will have the opportunity.