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Downunder and land of the long white cloud

For all of us who live upside down on the bottom of the earth to share local craft events, wool and yarn specials and other bits of interest.

Location: Melbourne
Members: 157
Latest Activity: Dec 5

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Comment by Aprile on March 16, 2017 at 12:29am
This might be a dumb question... instead of doing squares (I do plain janes) is it possible to crochet the entire blanket in one piece?
Comment by Aprile on March 10, 2017 at 5:44pm
Oh you are (as always) so helpful, dear Bev! I had no idea about girth... I will check out that link. Thanks heaps :)
Comment by Bev Jeffery on March 10, 2017 at 5:10pm
Comment by Bev Jeffery on March 10, 2017 at 5:07pm

I have always posted mine by economy seamail.......and I ask for the 30+ working days to get there. When I go to the Australia Post website, the only thing I see to be concerned about is the 140cm girth limit. I never noticed it until recently....but I am pretty unobservant...lol. If your squares packed into a parcel under that girth limit, I would do 1 parcel. I used to send 2 smaller parcels, 'til I realised that was costing me $20-$30+ more. My parcels are usually about 70cm long and I just make sure they are under the 140cm around...my post office can be pretty picky.

Comment by Aprile on March 10, 2017 at 3:55pm

Bev, we are becoming more and more savvy by the minute :)

A postage question: I have just over 300 squares: I've been saving up for postage.... do you happen to know if it would be cheaper to sea freight them from Sydney as a single (huge) parcel, or smaller ones?

Comment by Bev Jeffery on March 10, 2017 at 3:23pm

Aha, didn't know that either, as I have my paypal attached to a bank account not debit/credit card.....just need to make sure I keep enough in the account....lol.

Comment by Aprile on March 10, 2017 at 3:10pm

The other thing with PayPal is: if you are using a debit card, rather than a credit card, the arrangement can be suspended/cancelled (and you don't even know it, unless you login to PayPal) if there are not enough funds in your account for the regular payment to go through.... 

Comment by Aprile on March 10, 2017 at 3:04pm

Yes good idea about checking with PayPal regularly, to make sure the payments are going through.

Comment by Bev Jeffery on March 10, 2017 at 2:43pm

Good Morning Aussie members.

Just a friendly reminder for those who are able to donate to our appeal for our dear Ronda and the children of South Africa that she distributes our goodies to....every $ counts. In this link you will find many ways you can donate...a one off, a monthly, by Paypal, credit card or I am happy to accept cheques that I can then bank and paypal to Ronda on your behalf (of which you would receive a message from me when I receive your cheque and an email from Ronda when I process the Paypal payment. You can let me know on this group page and I can private message you my postal address.

Once again the link to the appeal is:


Thank you Everyone.  :))

Comment by Bev Jeffery on March 10, 2017 at 2:34pm

Hi Aprile.

This was a comment made by Kathy in the UK re having issues with a paypal payment, thought this might have applied to your issue with paypal, too.

Hi Louise and Sharon
A thought I've had - is it worth an email say perhaps twice a year to remind those who pay a monthly donation via PayPal to ensure they keep their details up to date when their card attached to the account expires and a new one is issued? I remember to do this when I have a new debit card issued, but maybe that's because I use PayPal quite often. If a member has set up a PayPal account simply for KAS donations they may not realise? Just a thought! xx


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