See, I knew I should have mailed thurs or Friday, Now I have swap anxiety setting in and need to go make something else! but it's ok, because I love to sew. LOL!! Oh, I just was on "chat" with a young lady who grew up with my girls, almost like one of my family. She told me she sews and collects dolls, because when she was growing up she thought it was neat because I did. Made my day!!!
I went to my favorite thrift store and got some pretty neat goodies, for $5 at one and 3.30 at the other . I took my time and sorted thru about 10 or more boxes. Of course a lot of the fabric is small pieces, but I also got lots more lace, and ribbon, and some stuff I usually don't mess with (sheers and silky-type) Then I went and ate Chinese, so it was a perfect afternoon. And except for dropping 2 totes on me that I should not have been messing with (and breaking stuff) It was very relaxing! And I didn't have to deal with all the temptation at Joannes or Michaels or Hobby Lobby.
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a swap based on Janet Evanovich books and/or crime comedy books? I see there were some swaps of this type in the past. Her characters, especially Stephanie Bloom , get into some outrageous situations and I think is would be a great theme for a swap. Anyone else interested?
sounds fun to me, but I don't crochet or knit. I sew, that will be okay, right? How do I flag that I want to be notified when it signs up. I'm not too technological. I remember seeing something someone wrote that I can put down swaps I want to hear on, but I don't know where or what it was. Help?
I don't blame you one bit...I'd hate being treated that way too. Especially when you made a substantial purchase. Oh well, you're probably younger and prettier than those old biddies! P.S. I am very impressed that so many Craftsters are young, and so dedicated to crafting and sewing. People in my age bracket seem to be sitting back and saying "Oh I don't HAVE to sew anymore, I used to when the kids were little...(etc)" Yay to all young Craftsters, and don't let their rude behaviour get to you.
Thanks Dharma, I'm still new at swapping and I get insecure about what are the right things to do. I need one of those 1-yard wonder books I guess. I have a handwritten list I jot down ideas on and keep adding to it of things I could make, but most of them are in my comfort zone LOL!!And I am real bad about just trying things without a pattern...you know, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a Margie way!! LOL!!
Thank you for your input. So do most of you all prefer longer length pieces, or a variety of smaller pieces? Solids or prints? Cotton or things like fleece, corduroy, suede, cotton knit? I've been looking at prior swaps and it almost looks like it is usually smaller pieces (fat quarters maybe). Thoughts?