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Topic: Book Club and Swap (Sign-ups CLOSED; Sendouts Oct 30, 2009)  (Read 20553 times)
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« Reply #290 on: November 02, 2009 03:10:36 PM »

As someone who typically knits or crochets for swaps, I totally understand how you feel, sorbetsurprise. I've signed up for swaps and spent literally the entire month crocheting and knitting only to end up shipping 5 items and receiving twice as many from my partner. I always feel a little guilty, especially when I see what everyone else sends/gets. Nowadays I feel a little better about it because i know I spend way more time then what's written in the swap requirements for a large on something that ends up measuring about a small or medium, and people who are familiar with crafting understand how much time went into what they get.

Size is a really bad way to measure if you're within the requirements unless it's a swap that locks in the type of craft (like an all sewing swap).. that's why there's the time scale in there, too. Also, if you like to really push your skills on swaps like I know a lot of us do, you probably spend way more time trying something, pulling it out, trying it again, so on and so forth. Like Banga says, most people are thrilled that they get something that's obviously made just for them. I know I am.
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« Reply #291 on: November 03, 2009 05:29:08 PM »

I'll be doing a round of feedback tonight or tomorrow for those that have sent and it's already been received!
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« Reply #292 on: November 05, 2009 01:37:42 PM »

I'm glad to hear other people feel in the same position, at the end of the day if i am proud of what I am sending or if my friends have had a good reaction to the things I have made then its usually a good sign!  I hate it when sometimes the smallest things can end up being the fiddliest and take longer! Tongue
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« Reply #293 on: November 05, 2009 04:37:00 PM »

I love little things, and tiny details sometimes show very hard work! You can breathe easy sorbetsurprise.

Speaking of, so can I now that Nymeria has received her package! Now I'll have ants in my pants until she posts to the gallery!  Grin
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« Reply #294 on: November 05, 2009 05:08:50 PM »

Speaking of, so can I now that Nymeria has received her package! Now I'll have ants in my pants until she posts to the gallery!  Grin

I heard that it's awesome Banga! She called me to tell me about it as soon as she opened it Wink
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« Reply #295 on: November 05, 2009 07:15:50 PM »

That's so sweet!
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« Reply #296 on: February 24, 2010 09:18:40 PM »

Hey guys, we need another angel for sorbetsurprise Sadly her first angel didn't work out. She lives in the UK. If you would like to angel for her, please drop me a pm!
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