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treelady Posted - Sep 18 2021 : 7:23:33 PM
Hi every one.
Most of you have your secret sister information. If I have requested your address and you have not sent it to me yet, it needs to be done as soon as possible.

This is the page where you will post a thank you for anything you receive from your secret sister. Please acknowledge everything, so your sister knows you got it.

If you would like to ask your sister a question, you may email it to me and I will ask it on this page and the answer will also be posted here. Please check back often.

The post office does not require a return address, but just in case you need one you can use mine (email me and I will be happy to share it with you). If you want to avoid a location stamp from the post office you can use stamps on your package and it will be not only pretty but also a secret. (Thanks Sherry for the info on that).

Other ways to be sneaky, send something directly from Etsy. Send a card or package to a friend or family member and have them mail it for you from their town.

Have fun ladies and I look forward to hearing and seeing all the sweet cards and packages flying across the country.

I was asked to post the “rules” as a reminder to everyone as to what the expectations are of this swap.

1. You MUST send something (a small gift) to your partner at least once a month. I would encourage you to do something more often, even just a post card or thinking of you card would be great but that is up to you.

2. You MUST acknowledge everything you get from your secret sister. I really don’t have time to be sending multiple emails asking if you received something.

3. If at the end of this month, someone has not received a package, I will be assigning an angel to that person and removing their partner from this swap. I realize life happens after we sometimes sign up for swaps, but I do not want anyone to be left out.

Please watch this space for updates.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
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treelady Posted - Feb 11 2022 : 07:45:56 AM
So glad you finally got a reveal package Terri. I am so sorry you had to wait so long for it.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
Tchr66 Posted - Feb 11 2022 : 06:02:59 AM

Marie, some of the best things are worth waiting for! Thank you so much for everything! The frogs are precious, the chocolates delicious. The bandanna inspired,I found a kitten in a corner, and the cards absolutely beautiful. I can not wait to send it to a special farm girl friend.

Thank you for everything.
I almost forgot, that you included the patterns is great. Could be a summer project. You put so much work into a wonderful gift. Thank ou very much!

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
Joshua 24:15
churunga Posted - Feb 04 2022 : 7:00:50 PM
I also mailed mine. I got behind and had to kick myself in the butt to get it done.

Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
Madelena Posted - Feb 04 2022 : 10:32:19 AM
Mailed my reveal box.. sorry for getting behind on my Swaps.

"There is no unbelief: Whoever plants a seed beneath the sod and waits to see it push away the clod, he trusts in God." (Kate Douglas Wiggin)
AndreaPA Posted - Jan 08 2022 : 07:20:30 AM
Oh my gosh, I forgot to post pictures. Carole sent me a wonderful package. Wool felt kits - I plan to start the spring one soon and have it done by spring. The tea cup with strainer is perfect, I do mix my own herbal teas.
The hinged box has small note book, coloring book, thread and chenille needles. The tiny buttons are so cute!
The candies from Canada are perfect! I am a bit of a hockey nut :)
The quilters journal is perfect also, I take a lot of notes when I sew & embroider so I can do things better next time.
Thank you so much Carole! I'm really enjoying this new wool hobby.

Farmgirl# 8166
Tchr66 Posted - Dec 26 2021 : 8:36:56 PM

I had never heard of a "Junk Journal". This is so cool. With each turn of the page I find another part of the things that make me me. My S.S.'s effort and work are huge in this project. With each turn of the page I find anew surprise. It is absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much!

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
Joshua 24:15
ceridwen Posted - Dec 24 2021 : 08:51:30 AM
Happy Christmas Eve everyone!

I received a secret revealing package today. A big thank you to Ruth for being my secret sister. Thank you for all the goodies you sent. Love the scent of the Eucalyptus & orange zest figural wax melts.

Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
lovinRchickens Posted - Dec 23 2021 : 5:19:09 PM
You have been such a ray of light for me. Absolutely the best secret sister goodies. This last box was no different. A spectacular box of happiness. I can not wait to find time to read the book. Absolutely love the towel to match my hot pad I have been using as a mug rug. Love the gloves and scarf. Hope to wear it soon, if our weather will ever be cold. It is stuggling in that area. Love the hot chocolates. I have never used a bomb. It should be fun to try. The chocolate mouse is too cute! Love the santa coaster. Apron, oven mit, and recipes will be put to use. The soap smells so good. The candle is so cute and smells yummy. Love the mini chap stick and cow items. I am so sorry about your covid. But glad you are much better. Loved the letter included in the card. Have a very Merry Christmas.

Farmgirl #5111
Farmgirl of the month October 2014 & January 2019
Ripleysmine Posted - Dec 22 2021 : 2:35:38 PM
Andrea, oh my goodness I don't even know what to say! I have enjoyed having you as my Secret Sister. Your package arrived and I LOVE everything in it! Thank you so much!
I LOVE the lil handmade crocheted candy ornaments! They are adorable!
And they books...Firecider is one of my favorites!

Tina (Mimi to many)

Farm Sister # 8377
nndairy Posted - Dec 20 2021 : 12:59:51 PM
Thank you so much for being such a wonderful secret sister! I have had so much fun. Your reveal package was wonderful!

The purple fabric is so beautiful. I love the winter light up picture and the "bless this house" wooden house. The wood butter will be very useful. (I was just thinking after Christmas I really need to oil my wooden utensils). Those reusable cloths are so handy! The decorative pillow is so cute and fits perfectly on the back of my chair. And I am so ready for winter with the tissues, all the hot chocolate, and the hand warming cup to put it in. Now I just need the snow to get here LOL!

These little things are me to a T! I love them!!

Thank you again Sherry. I really appreciate everything. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!

Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month

"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
Blessed in Colorado Posted - Dec 20 2021 : 09:03:04 AM
Hi Tina~ I received your reveal package this morning, thank you so much I love it all. The Pioneer Woman Candle, Chicken Scrubby Holder and Chicken Tea Towel, too cute! Soft Christmas socks, tree farm ornament, stationery, lotions and the great rooster bag, I always need them.
You were a great Secret Sister and I have enjoyed each and every gift I have received from you.
Thank you again for everything.
And thank you Julie for being a great hostess.
Merry Christmas Everyone.

Big Hugs,
Blessed in Oregon
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!

janamarieje Posted - Dec 19 2021 : 7:47:49 PM
Thank you Kelly for all the fun gifts you have sent me on this exchange. Each one has been so cute and thoughtful. I am so sorry for the delay in receipt and acknowledgement as I have been out of town due to a sick dog that my daughter asked for help with.

Sherry, I had hoped of doing a better reveal, but I was your secret sister. I enjoyed putting together the items and I hope you enjoyed the variety of gifts. The last few were shipped from Amazon (Kitchen set and scarf prior to that) due to the fact I was out of town.

Merry Christmas to all and a happy new year!

MJF #7110

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
treelady Posted - Dec 18 2021 : 2:42:42 PM

I have been so blessed to have Denise for my not so secret sister. Denise, not only is this package amazing and so thoughtful, everyone of your packages and letters has been as well. I have the perfect sweater to wear with that beautiful scarf. I love everything and look forward to sitting down and enjoying the Christmas book. Thank You my dear friend.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
nndairy Posted - Dec 18 2021 : 12:58:37 PM
Sherry - you are an amazing secret sister! I wanted you to know that your package arrived but, I only have a minute so I will thank you properly and post pictures this evening or tomorrow.

Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month

"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
AndreaPA Posted - Dec 18 2021 : 11:48:01 AM
I received my reveal package today. Feeling a little guilty because I just mailed to my secret sister this morning. Tracking says it will arrive on before Christmas.

Thank you Carole!! I love everything. I will post pictures later today. I have enjoyed your letters very much. Interesting that you were in Canada recently. I was supposed to go 2 weeks ago. I was planning to drive - it was quicker than flying. My co-workers were flying. Trip was cancelled because of the new requirements to travel back to the US. We couldn't find a way to get a 24 hours test result. Airlines & border patrol don't accept the rapid test. I'm glad you were able to visit family.

Farmgirl# 8166
treelady Posted - Dec 18 2021 : 06:47:06 AM
My not so secret sister has sent me the most amazing Christmas package. Denise Thank You so much. I will post pictures in a bit, but wanted you to know Ava (my granddaughter) and I sure had fun opening everything.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
Marcy Posted - Dec 18 2021 : 06:37:14 AM
Hi Wanda Sue,

Thank you so much for being a wonderful Secret Sister. I love my reveal package! The quilt is so adorable! You have convinced me to go thrifting more than I do. I love old anything. Love the card making supplies, the cocoa, the snow man wooden plaque, the peppermints, and the linens. I really love the old-fashioned letter stamping kit, too.
This was such a fun swap.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas,

Farmgirl #170

FGOTM August 2012

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give...Eleanor Roosevelt

Wanda Sue Posted - Dec 18 2021 : 05:11:20 AM

My reveal package arrived!! Thank you Mary for everything, you really know how to send Christmas cheer. So many wonderful things. Christmas ornaments, magnet, hand crochet dish cloth, hand towels, things to pamper, things to craft, things to read, and so much more!! I guess it’s true that
everything is big in Texas, because this Christmas cheer package sure is!! Thank you Mary, and Merry Christmas to you!!

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Farm Girl #3677
lovinRchickens Posted - Dec 17 2021 : 06:12:10 AM
I would love to know my secret sister received her packages also.

Farmgirl #5111
Farmgirl of the month October 2014 & January 2019
levisgrammy Posted - Dec 17 2021 : 04:52:42 AM
Hoping my secret sister received her pkg for December.

Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105
Blessed in Colorado Posted - Dec 16 2021 : 6:13:30 PM
Ruth, it was a joy being your Secret Sister, having Colorado in common made corresponding with you so much fun. We miss Colorado so much and will never forget our mountains, friends and everything it offered us for 23 years. Now we will make new memories in beautiful Oregon, our Journey has just begun.
I am so happy you will be my Penpal and I look forward to getting to know each other better.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thank you Julie for being a great hostess and bringing Ruth and I together.

Big Hugs,
Blessed in Oregon
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!

amomoffour Posted - Dec 16 2021 : 5:32:14 PM

I want to thank my secret sister for all of the lovely gifts. I was overcome with emotion last night when I opened the second box! It seems as if my secret sister knows me already. What was the most fun was unwrapping all of the gifts, even the small ones too. Thank you so much and look forward to being your pen pal.

Ruth Farmer
lovinRchickens Posted - Dec 16 2021 : 12:37:33 PM
Secret sis

You are the sweetest ever! I love my birthday box. Junior mints I love. Christmas mouse mug rug is totally precious. I love, love, love Christmas mice!!!! Yummy cocoa and a book to snuggle up to. Plus the cutest little gnome. This has made my day so special. Thank you dearly.

Farmgirl #5111
Farmgirl of the month October 2014 & January 2019
sweettea59 Posted - Dec 15 2021 : 7:19:14 PM
Julie, did you check mine too?

Farmgirl Hugs & May all your Wishes come true.
Farmgirl #2215
treelady Posted - Dec 15 2021 : 3:18:22 PM
Your secret sister says it isn’t from her.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado

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