Monday, June 9, 2008

About pressies

Well Vonnas post let me think a bit about the gifts we add to our exchanges...there are no rules for this so some are sending lots of goodies and I really like that...BUT wouldn´t it be easier to say everyone sends the squares with just a "little" extra??? A special thread, a piece of fabric, something handmade...and not tons of goodies??? Or without anything???
The main thing are the squares aren´t they??? I am a member of a group where we are sending the finished item only and it´s great too ;-))

Just my thoughts on Vonnas mail...and I don´t want to see this blog closed...I love it:-))

Gaby

5 comments:

Vonna said...

Actually Gaby it IS in the rules...I say there is no need for extras because all we desire are nicely stitched squares, but if you MUST send something extra it should be HOMEMADE or $5.00 (US) or less.

I'm perfectly fine with nothing being sent extra...mailing things are expensive enough in my opinion. And the extras weren't the only thing that was making me upset and angry...it's people blatant disregard for MY feelings and for the rules....

Anna van Schurman said...

When I read this post in my reader, I thought, "But there are rules. I didn't have access to Vonna's comments until I got here, but I decided to add my voice to hers.

One of the reasons I signed up for this particular group is that it was no pressure, just a couple of squares. However, that's not what I've been seeing.

Perhaps we should all review the rules because it is easy to forget them and get carried away...

Anna van Schurman said...

When I read this post in my reader, I thought, "But there are rules. I didn't have access to Vonna's comments until I got here, but I decided to add my voice to hers.

One of the reasons I signed up for this particular group is that it was no pressure, just a couple of squares. However, that's not what I've been seeing.

Perhaps we should all review the rules because it is easy to forget them and get carried away...

Kendra said...

There are rules about extra goodies:

"16.) Extra gifts or goodies are not required; all we're interested in is your lovely stitched squares! If goodies are sent please make sure that the cost is not more than $10.00, they may be handmade or reflecting your country - we don't want exchangers to feel uncomfortable getting a load of extras that they may not be able to reciprocate financially..."

This came from the link in the sidebar under "THE FAIR AND SQUARE RULES".

Einschies blog said...

Yes I also know that there are rules which say goodies don´t have to be included...but I don´t feel good to send a little something and get a big package back...I just want to make sure the squares are the most important thing and not the gifts...well it´s not me who wrote a mail about that to Vonna...

And Vonna, I sent an email to you already about your feelings and such and the pressies came to my mind afterwards...sometimes it would be better to keep my mouth shut and not to write anything about my thoughts...just remember I am German and English isn´t my home language:-(
But I love this blog so much and want to make sure it will go on....I was a yahoo group owner too...am l time ago and I really know your feelings because it happened to me too...

Gaby