2013 MNF (Make New Friends) Schedule In Need Of Hosts

flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)October 3, 2012

Hey everyone!

October is already here and before we know it Christmas will be too. I figured we better start getting our ducks in a row for next year.

This is to set up a tentative schedule for the Make New Friends Trade Group. Everyone and anyone is welcome to take a spot at hosting. Just please try to commit to your month you choose.

You don't have to have a theme for your month before you pick one. You can come up with something later. And if you want to sign up for more than one that's okay too.

January:

February: flowergirl34

March:

April:

May:

June:

July:

August: flowergirl34

September:

October:

November:

December:

If you've never hosted before and thought it would be fun to try...then we are for you!! There is always someone here to help. And we're just a nice bunch of folks :)

Also, thank you to everyone who will take a month!!!! :D You guys are SUPER!

THANKS!

vina

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poisondartfrog

October for me again, please.
Alana

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 10:53AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

January:

February: vina (flowergirl34)

March:

April:

May:

June:

July:

August: vina (flowergirl34)

September:

October: alana (poisondartfrog)

November:

December:

THANKS ALANA! :)
Who else would like a month...come on...you know you wanna...

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 2:55PM
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sjc48

Vina, I'll take March.
Shirley!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 4:23PM
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beautifulreddahlias(6a)

Hi Vina,
I would Love to take January!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 7:34AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

THANK YOU VERY MUCH LADIES!!

January: nina (beautifulreddahlias)

February: vina (flowergirl34)

March: shirley (sjc48)

April:

May:

June:

July:

August: vina (flowergirl34)

September:

October: alana (poisondartfrog)

November:

December:

Any other takers :)

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 10:10AM
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elliesfun

Hi Vina,
I will take April and Septemer if not already taken.

Ellie

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 12:17AM
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primrose1x3(7)

Vina, there is a theme dear to my heart with which I'd love to host July.
karen

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 8:16AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

THANK YOU ELLIE AND KAREN :)

We are filling up next year very nicely.

January: nina (beautifulreddahlias)

February: vina (flowergirl34)

March: shirley (sjc48)

April: ellie (farmergirl2009)

May:

June:

July: karen (primrose1x3)

August: vina (flowergirl34)

September: ellie (farmergirl2009)

October: alana (poisondartfrog)

November:

December:

Only 4 months left...anyone else interested?

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 7:24AM
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smitties

I will take next November. I just hope I don't forget it since it is a year away. :)

Margo

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 9:33PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

We are filling up next year very nicely.

THANK YOU MARGO!!!

January: nina (beautifulreddahlias)

February: vina (flowergirl34)

March: shirley (sjc48)

April: ellie (farmergirl2009)

May:

June:

July: karen (primrose1x3)

August: vina (flowergirl34)

September: ellie (farmergirl2009)

October: alana (poisondartfrog)

November: margo (smitties)

December:

AND THEN THERE WERE 3 :)...

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 10:50AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

bumpity bump bump :)

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 9:09AM
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smitties

I wouldn't mind taking another month. I will add May to my hosting duty. If someone decides later that they would like to host, I can give one up. At this time, I want to make sure we get the year covered.

Margo

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 7:51PM
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TheMidnightGarden(9)

Could someone please explain what exactly this is? I am very new to this site :)

Thanks!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 2:09AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning!!

Thanks Margo!! May is yours :)

Sure, Midnight, I can try to explain. The Make New Friends (MNF) is a year long swap group. You don't need to sign up for every month to swap or even be a member. We don't have memberships. Everyone is welcome to join. Newbies or veterans. Anyone who wants to make a new friend :)

If you host a month, it is your job to decide the theme for that month and to set your rules for the month. Everyone is welcome to make their own swap rules to fit their swap. Sometimes you can only use a small flat rate box, or, some swaps are for only plants, some for only seeds. You get the idea. :) Totally up to you to decide. You also make sure that everyone sends and receives within the allotted time frame.

Swaps are a lot of fun! And we are always excited to make a new friend :)

I hope this clears things up a little and doesn't confuse you more, lol.

If anyone else has anything to add to help, please do.

January: nina (beautifulreddahlias)

February: vina (flowergirl34)

March: shirley (sjc48)

April: ellie (farmergirl2009)

May: margo (smitties)

June:

July: karen (primrose1x3)

August: vina (flowergirl34)

September: ellie (farmergirl2009)

October: alana (poisondartfrog)

November: margo (smitties)

December:

AND THEN THERE WERE 2 :)...
vina

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 10:34AM
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sassybutterfly_2008(7 NorthWest GA)

I'll take December if it's still open. :) Thanks Vina!

    Bookmark   November 18, 2012 at 9:09AM
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smitties

Looks to me like we only need one more host and that is for June.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 10:18PM
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Kelli9699(5)

I am kind of a newbie. I traded a lot a number of years ago, but life takes us different directions and I didn't have as much time for gardening. But, I have moved and have a big yard to fill and trading is a great way to do that. I would like to take June if it is still open and it is ok with you. Kelli

    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 1:57PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hey everyone!
Sorry I've been missing these last couple of months. But, I'm getting back into the swing of things. :)

Thanks Sassy and Kelli for filling up our schedule! Kelli, newbies are always welcome!! :)

January: nina (beautifulreddahlias)

February: vina (flowergirl34)

March: shirley (sjc48)

April: ellie (farmergirl2009)

May: margo (smitties)

June: Kelli (kelli9699)

July: karen (primrose1x3)

August: vina (flowergirl34)

September: ellie (farmergirl2009)

October: alana (poisondartfrog)

November: margo (smitties)

December: (sassyb)

Have a super day!!
vina

ps. Has anyone heard from Nina about posting Jan? Hope she's okay??

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 8:29AM
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beautifulreddahlias(6a)

I'm am so sorry about not getting back to you about my month! My aunt had brain surgery last week and I have been tied up with helping her out! Hopefully I still have time to start my month! I was hoping to do a winter sow theme for my month. I'm not sure how this works so I guess you'll email me for my Addy?

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 7:45PM
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beautifulreddahlias(6a)

My rules are as follows:
Winter sow theme so any seeds that are good to start indoors or outdoors.
You can send as many seeds as you would like. Try to send no more than 3 of each.
Return postage and labels, bubble envies.
I think it would be neat to send in a card or note that i can put in someone elses envie when i return it, just introducing yourself and to say hi to all the participants.
I hope the rules are ok and since I am late starting I'd like to have the seeds in to me by Feb. 8th and I can have them mailed back by the following Mon.

Thanks!!!!!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 7:53PM
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smitties

Just wondering if anyone would like to try their hand at hosting in May. I will do it if no one is interested. I have May and November and it happens that we will be visiting our son and daughter in law in Texas in May. Maybe someone who has never hosted would like to give it a try. I would be happy to help you along with the job. Just let me know.

Margo/smitties

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 3:21PM
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elliesfun

I hate to do this, but I am also going to have to bow out for the September exchange since I am going to California again this year on vacation. Last year my laptop quite working while on the plane and if I wasn't for Margo taking over for me I don't know what I would have done.

I am attending the National Heirloom Expo again this year. It was just wonderful and learned so much.

Ellie

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 11:00AM
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TheMidnightGarden(9)

If someone can walk me through what I am supposed to do, I would be happy to help!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 7:46PM
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raylynn2(8a)

I can take may I've never done this but would love to try lol I have only done normal seed trades but this seems like allot of fun:)

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 1:48PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning Everyone!

Thanks Margo and Ellie for letting us know. Have a super time on your trips and be sure to check back in with us when you return :)

Ellie, I see you also have April. Are you still hosting that month?

We have 3 openings.

Midnight and Raylynn, Welcome! Please pick a month you would like to host. It's very simple. You pick the theme for that month. Keep track of who sends to who and monitor your thread. Easy peasy! :) And, if you have any ? there are always helpful GW'ers who are happy to help.

2013 Schedule:

January: nina (beautifulreddahlias) COMPLETE

February: vina (flowergirl34) COMPLETE

March: shirley (sjc48)

April: ellie (farmergirl2009)

May:

June: Kelli (kelli9699)

July: karen (primrose1x3)

August: vina (flowergirl34)

September:

October: alana (poisondartfrog)

November:

December: (sassyb)

THANKS EVERYONE FOR HOSTING! ;D
vina

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 9:30AM
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sjc48

Vina, I'll do November.
OOPS - Just saw where Margo has November.
Margo, let me know, okay?

Shirley!

This post was edited by sjc48 on Wed, Mar 27, 13 at 15:32

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 3:28PM
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smitties

Shirley, I can do November but hoped someone would pick up May. A couple members have offered to take one month, (Ellie is unable to do April). May is going to be tough for me to do so am waiting for someone to grab that. Thanks though :)

Margo

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 8:32PM
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sjc48

Margo, Vina and All - I'll do May!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 8:07AM
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smitties

Thank you Shirley, that helps me out a lot. I don't think it is too late for someone to take April.

Margo

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 8:48AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

2013 Schedule:

January: nina (beautifulreddahlias) COMPLETE

February: vina (flowergirl34) COMPLETE

March: shirley (sjc48)

April: farmergirl (Ellie)

May: Shirley (sjc48)

June: Kelli (kelli9699)

July: karen (primrose1x3)

August: vina (flowergirl34)

September:

October: alana (poisondartfrog)

November: Smitties (Margo)

December: (sassyb)

Thank you everyone!! Let me know if I got this right :)
vina

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 7:03PM
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TheMidnightGarden(9)

I will do September :)

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 7:08PM
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smitties

My mistake, in a previous post, I mentioned Ellie could not do April but it was September. My apologies for the mix up and hope I didn't cause a problem.

margo

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 9:12PM
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TheMidnightGarden(9)

No problem here. I am a tad confused though :) - but if you need someone to take Sept, I am happy to!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 9:22PM
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smitties

TheMidnightGarden, September is yours. Thank you. Ellie had posted a bit ago that she was unable to do September so will appreciate you taking it for her. I made the mistake of putting April as a month she wanted out of instead of September. She is indeed doing April and she started the post today. (You may want to join it, check it out). Hope this helped with your confusion and if you need some help in September, don't hesitate to ask.

Margo

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 9:33PM
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sjc48

Midnight - I second what Margo said: if you need any help in September, just ask!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 9:38PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning everyone!!

Thanks Midnight! Your up for September!! :)

2013 Schedule:
January: nina (beautifulreddahlias) COMPLETE

February: vina (flowergirl34) COMPLETE

March: shirley (sjc48)

April: farmergirl (Ellie)

May: Shirley (sjc48)

June: Kelli (kelli9699)

July: karen (primrose1x3)

August: vina (flowergirl34)

September: themidnightgarden

October: alana (poisondartfrog)

November: Smitties (Margo)

December: (sassyb)

HAPPY BLOOMS! :D
vina

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 9:10AM
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TheMidnightGarden(9)

I was just checking the updates, and wanted to apologise. I see you all have yours names, with your user names. Mine is Casey :)

    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 7:27PM
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poisondartfrog

The October swap will be:

MNF Scared My Plants Off Halloween Seed Swap

I know. It's June, but that thought just came from out of the ether and I don't want to forget. LOLOLOL.
Alana

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 7:58AM
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smitties

Ha, ha, that is good Alana. I would do the same thing because I would forget too and it would drive me crazy trying to remember. By the way, good title.

Margo

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 8:34AM
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poisondartfrog

Thanx :)

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 8:41AM
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risinsun(8)

Is there no June MNF swap? Or did I just miss it? Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 10:26PM
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poisondartfrog

Uh oh, risinsun. I had not noticed that. Our prospective hostess may have forgotten. Hopefully things will settle down with the MNF swaps going forward.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 10:15AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hey Everyone!
So sorry to have been MIA! I see we missed June :(

How about if we start July a couple of days early? I'll email Karen and see if its okay with her. :)

Alana, super name for October!

2013 Schedule:
January: nina (beautifulreddahlias) COMPLETE

February: vina (flowergirl34) COMPLETE

March: shirley (sjc48) COMPLETE

April: farmergirl (Ellie) COMPLETE

May: Shirley (sjc48) COMPLETE

June: Kelli (kelli9699) COMPLETE

July: karen (primrose1x3)

August: vina (flowergirl34) MNF Iris', Hosta's & Daylilies OH MY! Year 2

September: themidnightgarden

October: alana (poisondartfrog) MNF Scared My Plants Off Halloween Seed Swap

November: Smitties (Margo)

December: (sassyb)

Have a super day!
vina :)

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 9:14AM
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poisondartfrog

Vina,
I know Karen has ideas for July in mind but she was a little under the weather yesterday so you might not hear back immediately.
Alana

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 6:12PM
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primrose1x3(7)

Thanks, Alana.

Hi Vina - I'll try and have something started late tonight or in wee hours of tomorrow morning and will email you then. Alana has very kindly offered to help, so once I have some ideas firmed up, I'll run them by her and email you too.

Where are those icebergs when we need them?

Karen

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 9:44AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hey!

Karen, sorry to hear your under the weather. I agree! It's so hot! I thought I was m~e~l~t~i~n~g today :)
Hope your feeling better!
Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!
vina

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 5:49PM
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poisondartfrog

The July MNF Swap will not take place for a variety of reasons, including the weather and the fact that so many folks take vacation in July. We will be back strong in August with Vina's MNF Iris', Hosta's & Daylilies OH MY! Year 2, which was a great one last year. Be there or be...left out.
Alana

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 9:02AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Just Bumping Up :)

2013 Schedule:
January: nina (beautifulreddahlias) COMPLETE

February: vina (flowergirl34) COMPLETE

March: shirley (sjc48) COMPLETE

April: farmergirl (Ellie) COMPLETE

May: Shirley (sjc48) COMPLETE

June: Kelli (kelli9699) COMPLETE

July: Skipped...SO HOT!

August: vina (flowergirl34) MNF Iris', Hosta's & Daylilies OH MY! Year 2

September: themidnightgarden

October: alana (poisondartfrog) MNF Scared My Plants Off Halloween Seed Swap

November: Smitties (Margo)

December: (sassyb)

Bumpity Bump Bump...:D

    Bookmark   August 28, 2013 at 2:58PM
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poisondartfrog

Themidnightgarden emailed that she would be posting the September Swap. I''m not sure what happened to her...
Alana

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 3:34PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

It has been a long time since I have done a swap. So,If you don't hear from her, I could probably put together something simple. I'll keep watching to see if she posts.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 5:49PM
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poisondartfrog

That's great Beth. If she does not post by tomorrow, why don't you go ahead? She indicated that she had problems maintaining internet so she may be unavailable for an unknown amount of time.
Thanks.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 7:30PM
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