I was always under the impression that the silkier stuff and the lingerie weren't so much for sleeping in. They're meant to come off before you actually lay down to sleep. Either way, I know exactly what you mean about the silky fabric and the shivers.
You know, I had never thought about making lingerie, but now that's it's been mentioned I went looking and found some very nice tutorials that look quite simple and I think I'm going to have to give it a shot. Custom made garter belt here I come!
I have been in swaps that have asked for everyone to stay in touch and have had one week as a guideline. The part that has me hesitating is the wording that seems to have the one week as more set in stone, "this will go on your permanent record" if you don't post every single week. What about PMs, do those count toward checking in?
Chatting is easier if your partner is chatty. I just really hate posting things with no substance. I'm happy to talk with my partner about what she likes and dislikes and anything that we might have in common, I just don't always post in the thread to do so.
Well, why not say "stay in touch" then, instead of the weekly check in. I've always been pretty lax in how often I post in the thread, but if my partner pms me, I reply the very next time that I come online. If I don't post every single week, will you assume that I've fallen off the face of the earth? I just don't see how getting on the computer to just say "got one medium halfway done, starting on my large" makes me any less likely to disappear than if I didn't do so. Even if I didn't post once in the thread (which would not be the case) I would still send out on time as that is a commitment that I have made by joining the swap. If there is actual conversation going on, I will happily converse and enjoy doing so, but I don't understand how status reports add anything to my ability to craft and send out.
I'm a little hesitant to sign up with just how strong the emphasis on posting ever single week is. I am a lurker by nature and will sometimes skip a week as I feel that I have nothing to say and would strongly object to having a mark made in my feedback just because I'm not as chatty as some folks.