Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

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Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by rcperryls » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:41 am

Since we have one thread for sign-ups and one thread for wish lists this thread will be for anything and everything else that is Stashmas Related! If you have any questions or concerns this is the place to ask them. Also feel free at any time to contact either me or Niki with a pm if you need to. Also remember that we have the Stashmas FAQs if you want more general information about our special forum event.

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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by Fizzbw » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:38 pm

I'm having a little trouble with receivibg and sending PM's so if anyone has any queries or hasn't had their addresses etc you can email me at CirrusCreations@gmail.com to get hold of me.

CArole maybe out of contact due to Matthew so please message me rather than her while that is going on.

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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:00 am

As the pound is so horribly low now, will we in the UK be allowed to spend a little bit more than £12.50 :-) ?
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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:03 am

Rather more serious question than my previous one - it says in the sign-up thread to not go over the limit also if giving from stash; does that mean that if I happen to have something in my stash which I bought many years ago and which would be just perfect for my Stashmas recipient, I have to work out what it cost me originally, or what it would cost me to buy it now?
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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by rcperryls » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:16 pm

I haven't talked with Niki about this, but I think if you can guesstimate what it cost originally and your gift is within the limit, then your recipient is very lucky (which your recipient would be regardless) indeed. The important thing is to not go overboard which we have seen in the past. It can be hard not to especially when you know you have something in your stash that you want to share and that you won't miss. (I could send 1/2 my stash and probably not notice most of it missing). Hope this helps.

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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:47 pm

Thanks Carole, that is very helpful. I'll try to be sensible and not too "creative" in my guestimates :-)
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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by ecology665 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:55 pm

Sorry, I did not join the Stashmas, but most of the wishes were for fabric. I only had extra DMC floss which everyone has and most of you live in the UK. It would be easier to buy a gift certificate! Postage is not cheap.

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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by Squirrel » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:47 am

Following up on Mabel's post about the US $ I find it too restricting - as it is only about $A 8 which equates to 4 skeins of floss and little else.

I am wondering if in future years perhaps have a set sum - say US$ 15 and no one spend more than that in their own country forgetting all about converting it back to US$. e.g. $A15 would buy a chart and maybe a couple of skeins of floss from an embroidery shop. None of our Aussie wide general shops sells craft work apart from a bit of wool in KMart shops, pkts of needles etc but I have yet to see anything remotely resembling embroidery/stitchery in any of them.

Just something to think about for next year perhaps.
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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by rcperryls » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:23 am

I ran into similar issues too. We can certainly have a discussion about it before next year. It's also tricky because besides the exchange rates changing, prices of different items can vary so much between countries. I will make a note that before Stashmas next year we can get a discussion started.

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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:00 am

Squirrel wrote:Following up on Mabel's post about the US $ I find it too restricting - as it is only about $A 8 which equates to 4 skeins of floss and little else.

Sally, are you sure? Even with the pound as weak as it is at the moment I'm fairly sure £12.50 equates to more than $A8 :thinks:
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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:03 am

I just tried a currency converter and it says £12.50 is A$19.98 - does that help?
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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by rcperryls » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:24 pm

thank you Mabel! I knew something wasn't right about that conversion, but didn't think about the currency converter :oops: I'm sure this will make it easier for Sally.

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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by Squirrel » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:02 pm

Hi Mabel and Carole, I have just done a conversion and it is $A13.0358 todays rate is US 0. 77c to $A 1.00 so it has risen a few cents in recent days which is good. :applesauce:
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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by rcperryls » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:31 am

Sally, the conversion I did using one of the online conversion sites came up,with $15.00 US = $19.55 AUD. I'm not sure what you are using for the conversion?

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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:11 am

A thought has just struck me - Sally, are you working from $12.50 instead of £12.50 perhaps?
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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by rcperryls » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:14 pm

Just figured it out! $10 US = $13.3 AUD It's $15 US, Sally or 12.50£.

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Re: Stashmas 2016 Questions, Concerns and Chatter

by Squirrel » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:11 pm

I used $US 10 which converted to $A13.03 at yesterday's figures for the US $. Not all that long ago the Aussie dollar was worth more than the US $ but sadly that is no longer the case.

PS What a nut I am. of course the Aussie dollar is worth more than the US$. I think I have finally got my head around it. I really wonder where my brain goes to sometimes. Sorry for the confusion - it's all down to an 80yr old brain which needs a reboot. :)
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