Saturday, January 28, 2012

How Do They Do It???

MY inquiring mind wants to know--how do stitchers RAK other stitchers, without getting their addresses on purpose?? If I want to gift a fellow blogger that I have NOT met in person, what's the fun in asking for their address when you want to surprise them? I don't get it and have been pondering it over and over... I put it out to all of you... I will consider all options before I take action...

It's late, so off to bed for me. More this weekend. Lots of pictures to share!

Hugs,

Maggee

15 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I've often wondered the same thing.

stitcheranon said...

I either select three or four for the year, get their addies and then do nothing until something is ready and tell them to check the post. In my experience the excitement of waiting for post overcomes the fact they know about it...it seems all crafters are compulsive post man stalkers rofl.

Then of course we do not show what we have sent until it has been received...any other way could be seen as stalking in itself rofl..
OR request a list of people who would like to take part in RAKs etc and get a list of addys with the specification that you will select at randome so you are not doing 1000000s of raks lol

JillMN said...

I have done this a couple of different ways. If the person you want to RAK participates in an exchange blog, you can ask the owner/moderator of that blog. I have also asked fellow bloggers for addresses. Do some research on their blog to check for exchanges that they have had. Hope this helps :)

Mouse said...

well sometimes I have been asked for my address as one day there will be something or I have got something from somebody who asked somebody else for the mouse house address ... or just put out a blog message saying if you would like please email me back channel with your address >?? love mouse xxxx

Sarah said...

I've always wondered that too. . .looks like everyone has some good ideas though!

Catherine said...

I have contacted another blogger that I knew had someone's address. I like that idea if contacting the moderator the an exchange blog, if the person is involved in an exchange group. Hugs!

Teresa said...

A few weeks back some one asked for my address. I told her I was both excited and confused she asked, her reply that's the fun part. I was still surprised when a package arrived. I asked a blogger for an address also once. I also keep a journal of every blogger address I come across. Maybe I have what you are looking for.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Katie said...

If you can find out the person's full name you could probably look it up on the internet.

Cath said...

I've kept a few addresses from sending and receiving giveaways, being a part of exchanghes ,and recently asked paople to send me their info if htey want to receive a RAK, with total randomness. Otherwise ,ask someone who knows them better than you do .

pam said...

I have a stitching address book and email known associates for address. You might also try a people search on google through the white pages of the town where the stitcher lives.Good luck with RAK

Ma Teakettle said...

Thank you Maggee! I have been wondering that myself :)
My listening ears are ready...
Hugs
Ma

Jennifer said...

I have an address book with all my stitchy friend's addresses in them. I've complied them through RAK's, exchanges and the Traveling Pattern. Who knows......maybe I have the address you are looking for!

Sharon said...

Inquiring minds want to know! I've wondered this same thing myself! :)

Angela said...

I've asked for RAK addresses before on my blog but sometimes when you have someone in mind, that person doesn't respond. I'd try doing some detective work to see who this blogger is friends with and ask around. I might be able to help you too, I still have addresses from hosting exchanges and can ask around too :)

Stitching Noni said...

A great question which I have pondered on previously as well. I have seen bloggers request people contact them when they want to do a RAK. I also keep a list of addresses from exchanges, not that I have done many yet? The idea of contacting an exchange moderator is a good one too. Look forward to seeing how you choose your RAK receiver.