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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Finish My UFO Swap on: January 13, 2014 03:51:19 PM
Ok. After seeing the responses, this is what I'm thinking of so far:

1. The swap would be in an ongoing style. You can pick whomever you want from the swappers that have posted.

2. Swappers will write a little bit about themselves, then list and briefly describe the UFOs they have available. They will also note whether they want the project mailed back or not and any other notes they feel would be helpful.

How much time should be given between choosing a project and having it done and posted in the swap gallery? I know that the amount time to send the UFO will vary and different projects are more time-intensive than others. Maybe do three weeks from the time the UFO arrives? I figure postal tracking (where available) will be crucial for this swap.
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Finish My UFO Swap on: January 10, 2014 05:12:42 PM
Hello angielou1! Here's my answers in the order that you asked them:

1. I think that should be decided by the swapper. Although I think an UFO you don't care for anymore might be more ideal.

2. I was thinking of letting swap partners decide whether they want to return the project. I could make that a question to answer in the questionnaire. I would imagine that most people wouldn't want to pay for postage twice in one swap. Or, following the ongoing swap style, the swapper could make a list of available UFOs and note which projects they would want mailed back. That way the swapper can decide which project to claim based on whether they want to mail back a project.

3.  Altering/finishing an UFO to one's skills or preference was what I had in mind for this swap. I think it gives a better opportunity for creativity and would be less stressful. It also makes finishing the project as originally started an option, not a requirement.
13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Finish My UFO Swap on: January 09, 2014 05:43:04 PM
Yay! That's another yes towards the UFO swap. I figured people have already gotten themselves in plenty of swaps by now, but that will be the reality no matter when I started this swap. I might start it a little later though. Have it go through the month of March perhaps?
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Finish My UFO Swap on: January 07, 2014 08:23:49 PM
Thanks for responding kayrun.

Doing this like an ongoing swap sounds like the best way to go. Swappers getting something that could actually work on was my biggest concern. I've noticed that several people have read this thread. I hope some more people reply. Undecided
15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Finish My UFO Swap on: January 04, 2014 04:06:58 PM
Hi everybody!

So, I've seen this idea kicked around a couple of times through a search through previous topics, and I want to be the one that actually follows through on making this happen. UFO stands for UnFinished Object. That craft project that you started but just can't seem to get around to finishing due to loss of inspiration, you don't like doing that type of craft anymore, or some other reason.

The swap would go like this:

1. Swap partners would send an UFO to each other
2. Each partner would finish the UFO they receive in whatever way they wanted
3. Before and after pictures would be put up in the swap gallery so everyone can see the new creation

Since I'm the one bringing this up, I'm happy to organize the swap. However, I know that there are details that need to be ironed out if this is going to work. Here are some of the issues I've come up with so far:

1. Do we want to use the point system to help with matching partners?
2. How much time should be given to finish your UFO? Should it be based on the size of the UFO? Should everyone have the same amount to work on their UFO?
3. This question is more personal: As an organizer, do I also have to participate in the swap? I'm fine with being an angel or partnering up if there is an odd number of swappers, but I would rather just organize.

I'm sure there are other questions that need to be answered as well, so post them if you think of any. Depending on how much is figured out, I was thinking of having signups in early February (give everyone time to recuperate from the holiday season) and sendouts in early March. That timeframe is completely tentative though, I'm flexible.  Smiley

So what say you my fellow Craftsters? Is this feasible or has this been abandoned several times with good reason?
16  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 13 Quilt Projects in 2013 QuiltAlong on: October 13, 2013 05:37:00 PM
Wow! It's great to see all the projects getting done this year. This late in the game, I know I'm not going to finish my 13, but I figured out a way to get close. When I made the list, I had planned for about half of the quilts to be for me since just about all the quilts I've made have been for other people. So now, instead of making lap sized quilts for me, more of my quilts will be premie or baby sized and I'll donate them to Project Linus. I just have to wait for my sewing machine to get out of the shop. In the meantime, I'm cutting the fabric so I'll be ready for piecing. Smiley
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 13 Quilt Projects in 2013 QuiltAlong on: July 06, 2013 03:32:03 PM
I haven't posted on here in ages. Sadly, I'm nowhere near done anything. Sad I'm taking summer classes and the homework is taking up all of my free time. I have several quilt tops in the cutting or mostly pieced stage, but I'll won't be able to really get anything finished until the summer semester is over.Tongue
18  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 13 Quilt Projects in 2013 QuiltAlong on: April 25, 2013 08:15:25 PM
Wow. I feel like such a slacker. I've only gotten one quilt done on my list. Granted, I took a detour and made two baby quilts, but still! I'm going to have to work extra hard if I want to have another list item finished before the end of month. Tongue
19  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: "If love can't cure it, nurses can" on: April 24, 2013 06:34:42 PM
Wow! Congratulations to your sister. I like what you did here. It's very sweet. What does your husband know anyway. Cheesy
20  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby "Sprinkle" quilt on: April 19, 2013 07:13:52 PM
I'm not entirely sure I know what you mean by sprinkle, but the quilt is lovely. Smiley
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