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Title: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 01, 2012 04:54:37 AM


Here's the GALLERY (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418353.0)

The concept is simple: decorate a rectangle of fabric with words and/or images that convey a personal prayer. It can be all fabric, or a mixed-media piece, it's up to you.

The prayer flag will be a finished size of 5" x 8", so it will be small and easy to mail in an envelope. This will be a NO EXTRAS swap, so it will be doable even though the holiday season is at hand! (If you and your partner both want extras, you can post pictures in the personal swap gallery).  The send out date is in January, and a prayer flag is quick to make, so if you don't get started until after New Year's day, you will still have plenty of time.  You may choose to have one or two partners.

There is a cool blog called The Prayer Flag Project (http://theprayerflagproject.blogspot.com/2012/11/prayers-for-andy.html) that is dedicated to these flags where you can read more on the topic. The original idea is that the prayer flag is hung outdoors to slowly deteriorate and release your prayer into the world.  With that in mind, you can see that it is not expected to be a masterpiece of perfect stitching.  Rather, it is an art piece that is thoughtfully and prayerfully made.

Click HERE (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411545.0) for the gallery from the first swap.

We will use the recent article about them in Cloth Paper Scissors (http://www.clothpaperscissors.com/blogs/clothpaperscissorstoday/archive/2012/06/01/easy-sewing-project-for-mixed-media-artists.aspx) as our guide; the instructions below are taken from that link:

How to Make Prayer Flags

1. Cut pieces of fabric to 5" x 11". Use materials you already have on hand.
2. Fold the top down on each piece of fabric and stitch in place to create a 3" sleeve, making the flag surface 5" x 8".
3. Paint, stitch, embroider, appliqué, or collage the flags.
4. Add words, journaling, or symbols as desired. You can appliqué letters, add hand stitching, stencil with textile paint, or just write with a permanent marker.
5. Thread the flags onto a string or cord and hang them outdoors so the breeze will catch them and spread your intentions.

Details of swap:
--You will craft one prayer flag for each partner, keeping your partner’s preferences in mind.  Extras are NOT allowed.  If you and your partner want to send anything other than the prayer flag, please do not post pictures of those items in the swap thread (but you may post pictures in the personal swap gallery, if you like.)
--You will have almost four full weeks to craft and send, from Dec. 15th to Jan. 11th.
-- Please post in this thread (or the gallery thread) at least once a week so we know you are still crafting with us.

*PLEASE READ THIS!*
- No one like to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, don't sign up.
- You must get delivery confirmation if sending within the U.S., or a mailing receipt if sending elsewhere.
- If you must send late, let the organizers and your partner know ASAP.
- Good communication is very important. Please stay in touch by posting weekly in the swap thread.
- PM both organizers and your partner when you send and when you receive.
- Please post photos of the package you receive in the gallery, and take pictures of what you make before you send it.
- HAVE FUN!

Limited to a certain number of people? Yes, 40
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? No

Craftster members who are organizing this swap: Leslieshappyheart and susanab
Sign-up date range: December 1-December 15 (at 10 am EST)
Date to send item by: January 11, 2013

Swap Co-organizers themselves meet these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Yes
- Is at least 18 years old: Yes

Swap Co-organizers will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: Yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: Yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: Yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: Yes
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: Yes
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: Yes
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: Yes

If you have any questions about this or anything else, please ask your co-organizers .
If you want to participate, send the questionnaire below to both "susanab", and "Leslieshappyheart"


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Prayer Flag Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

1. Would you like ONE partner or TWO?
2. Do you have any allergies that are strong enough to prevent you from being partnered with certain people?
3. Do you have any other allergies or things to avoid (such as nickel or animal products)?
4. Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
5.  List at least 3 words or phrases for your partner to choose from when making your flag:
6.  Name some of your favorite images/themes that you would enjoy seeing on your flag:
7.  Are there any images/themes that your partner should avoid?
8.  What are your favorite colors, or color combinations?
9.  Are there any colors your partner should avoid?
10. Please add a few more details about yourself and your tastes to help your partner get an idea of who you are. The more information you give, the better she can craft for you.  Feel free to add a link to your Pinterest or Wist, or to particular items that would give her an idea of your taste.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE TO BOTH “susanab”, AND “Leslieshappyheart” VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE; DO NOT POST IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap


PARTICIPANTS:
1.  susanab
2.  Leslieshappyheart
3.  CraftyMamaBee
4.  StickerChic87
5.  Smmarrt
6.  muddy21
7.  playswithneedles
8.  Witchhippie
9.  Rosie1981
10. alwaysinmyroom
11. Melissaurus
12. Abbeeroad
13. pioneer9
14. cabaute
15. MaryColleen
16. adrienne_bowers
17. Sharalee
18. silentblair
19. Wulf
20. WingsOfClay
21. sparks
22. Eclectic Dreamer
23. IsikkahJai
24. Jen Sews
25. littlehajerika
26. wdicwg
27. PerfectlyBohemian
28. flyraeven
29. Eiseldora
30. ThriftyLiving4U
31. luckdragon
32. HotBananaPepper
33. grasshopper
34. Mbellish


PARTNERS

Susanab's Group
susanab<-->wdicwg
wdicwg<-->Eclectic Dreamer
cabaute<-->PerfectlyBohemian
Abbeeroad<-->PerfectlyBohemian
Eiseldora<-->Abbeeroad
flyraeven<-->cabaute
flyraeven<-->mellisaurus
mellisaurus<-->Wulf
Wulf<-->Witchhippie
Witchhippie<-->alwaysinmyroom
alwaysinmyroom<-->IsikkahJai
IsikkahJai<-->WingsOfClay
adrienne_bowers<-->ThriftyLiving4U
ThriftyLiving4U<-->luckdragon

Leslieshappyheart's Group
Sharalee<-->silentblair
silentblair<-->playswithneedles
playswithneedles<-->Smmarrt
Smmarrt<-->StickerChic87
Jen Sews<-->littlehajerika
Jen Sews<-->Leslieshappyheart
Leslieshappyheart<-->StickerChic87
grasshopper<-->hotbananapepper
Rosie1981<-->grasshopper
Rosie1981<-->pioneer9
Mbellish<-->pioneer9
muddy21<-->sparks
sparks<-->MaryColleen
MaryColleen<-->muddy21
Mbellish<-->CraftyMamaBee


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Rosie1981 on December 01, 2012 08:21:27 AM
Witchhippie and I have been talking about this one!  I'm off to fill out my quest. 


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on December 01, 2012 09:02:19 AM
I have been stalking Craftster waiting for the next Leslie and Susan Swap!!!  ;D I came on this morning thinking nothing would have changed and here to my suprise it had!!!  :P I already sent in my questionnaire!!!

Oh how I can't wait for this to begin now!!! I want to make the most amazing flag ever! I have decided that this swap I will try something new!!!  :D Oh I can't wait!!!

I'm so happy you ladies are back! I've been missing all my friends!!! ;D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 01, 2012 09:24:58 AM
Hooray, Rosie and CraftyMamaBee!  I'm glad you will be in this swap!

FYI--Susan and I have another swap opening for sign-ups tomorrow; here's the link to the discussion:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417293.0


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: StickerChic87 on December 01, 2012 09:35:29 AM
Just sent mine in. Gonna push myself and go with TWO partners :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Diesels_Mom on December 01, 2012 12:33:20 PM
I thinkI may join this.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Sharalee on December 01, 2012 12:55:23 PM
Oh My Leslie, I might have to do this one too. I missed the last one. I have to think it over & get back to you. I love all the ones is the last swap!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Smmarrt on December 01, 2012 05:31:12 PM
This was a fun swap last time and so many cool ideas and interpretations of the same item.
I'm looking forward to trying something new. Thanks LHH and sab!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 01, 2012 05:40:03 PM
Welcome to all who have signed up so far!  I usually sent a pm in reply to your questionnaire to welcome you, but this time...it's just not happening...so I will welcome everyone here instead!

Diesels_Mom and Sharalee, I hope you will sign up!  This is a fun swap, and one prayer flag doesn't take much time.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on December 01, 2012 05:57:28 PM
I just sent my questionnaire!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: muddy21 on December 01, 2012 06:27:14 PM
I am so pleased to be in on round 2 of this swap.  I never saw the first one until after signups were closed and after seeing the gallery I was doubly disappointed that I'd missed it.  :'(   Sounds like a great group of swappers this time - hope you'll all sign up and join the fun!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Witchhippie on December 01, 2012 08:57:02 PM
YAY!!

I am so excited about this swap. I just sent in my Questionnaire. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ::)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 02, 2012 07:20:39 AM
Off to sign up! :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on December 02, 2012 08:49:33 AM
YAY, I'm in! Can't wait for partners  ;D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Melissaurus on December 02, 2012 09:34:38 AM
Oh, I browsed the last round's gallery enviously, so I will NOT let this swap go without participating! I am actually in the process of making a string of prayer flags for my room, so these ones will be a nice addition to the collection.

I sent in my questionnaire. Super excited to craft for this!! :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 02, 2012 09:46:20 AM
Welcome, welcome, welcome!  I'm glad to see familiar names and some that are new to me here too!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Abbeeroad on December 02, 2012 01:59:49 PM
Questionnaire sent! So excited for round 2!!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: pioneer9 on December 02, 2012 02:59:43 PM
I just signed up :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: MaryColleen on December 02, 2012 08:59:49 PM
I had a great time with this last time so I'm in again!  I am hoping to try some new things this round.

Mary Colleen


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: adrienne_bowers on December 03, 2012 05:37:14 AM
I too, missed the last round so I am stoked to get in on this one!   


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on December 03, 2012 08:31:31 AM
I am very much looking forward to trying out some new medias on this project! Can't wait to begin!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on December 03, 2012 09:54:18 AM
I've finally filled out my questionnaire and sent it in.
It's been an all morning project for me.

YAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!
(We've been listening to John Denver and the Muppets Christmas album in the minivan for the past few days...I've got Kermit on the brain!  ;D ;D ;D)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on December 03, 2012 10:54:42 AM
Hey Blair! Happy to see you've joined!!! We've got The Fresh Beat Band on the brain.... I'd rather have kermit!  :-\


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Wulf on December 03, 2012 05:24:23 PM
Yay! I've been moaning about the dearth of suitable swaps. And look what just appeared! I had so much fun with Round 1 and got so many new ideas from the wonderful flags in the Gallery, I can hardly wait to get started. Questionnaire is already on its way.

Thanks, Leslie and Susan! :-*

Wulf


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 03, 2012 07:36:27 PM
Welcome to all who signed up today! 

I'm so excited that we just reached 20 swappers (halfway to our limit of 40)!  Maybe partner day will come sooner than expected...


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on December 03, 2012 08:10:37 PM
hey everybody  :)

so happy to be doing this swap with you guys: this will be my second swap, and i can't wait! :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on December 04, 2012 05:15:57 AM
Hey Blair! Happy to see you've joined!!! We've got The Fresh Beat Band on the brain.... I'd rather have kermit!  :-\

Hey there yourself! Missed ya!
Oooo the Fresh Beats...why did they have to switch Marina? I think I would prefer Kermit too. (laughs like Ernie: heheheheh)

Wulf: I can't wait to see what you craft up!

WingsOfClay: Hooray for second swaps! (got the bug yet?)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on December 04, 2012 07:38:20 AM
Tee hee, you won't be disappointed by WingOfClay ;) She's a beautiful person and it reflects in her art. And, coincidentally, SHE was the one who got me curious enough to come here and figure out what this "prayer flag" thing was. I have since pinned many of the previous flags to my "quilts" board  ;D

 I need to bang out a couple more swaps before i feel comfortable sending in my questionnaire. But it will come  :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 04, 2012 08:47:31 AM
I'll be expecting your questionnaire, IsikkahJai!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: sparks on December 05, 2012 05:30:10 AM
I am so excited to be in this swap again!! Can't wait to get my partners and create something meaningful.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Sharalee on December 06, 2012 02:59:13 PM
This is going to be a big swap! I've looked through my stash & I like some fabrics but will have to wait to see what my partner will want. Can't wait to get started.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on December 06, 2012 03:09:06 PM
I know, I want to start this weekend!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on December 06, 2012 08:53:36 PM
Just flipped my calendar over to December. Darn it... I need a new Calendar! I'm signed up. I'm a little nervous about this swap... hope I'm creative enough!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: flyraeven on December 06, 2012 10:27:18 PM
I am getting so anxious! The last package I sent to reverse my negative feedback is waiting at the post office for the receiver to pick it up! I hope it all works out in time, I am biting my nails! 

Either way, I can't wait to see what you all create in the gallery as this swap gets under way!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on December 06, 2012 10:42:28 PM
I caved. Q sent.  :D everything I need to send out is going to the post office tomorrow so I feel like I deserve to sign up for another great swap!

DOH!! >.< Just realized I sent to "susanb" instead of "susanab"! ;D Sorry other susan!!! :P


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on December 07, 2012 04:05:34 AM

DOH!! >.< Just realized I sent to "susanb" instead of "susanab"! ;D Sorry other susan!!! :P

I would love to buddy up with you in the Prayer Flag swap :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 07, 2012 04:21:43 AM
Flyraeven, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

IsikkahJai, I forwarded your questionnaire to susanab.

WELCOME to all who have recently signed up!  Please check to be sure I have your name in the list on the first page, and that this swap is showing up on your profile page.  (I don't want to miss anyone!!)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on December 07, 2012 09:10:46 AM
Woo Hoo!
Over the halfway mark, we are!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: susanab on December 07, 2012 01:09:25 PM
wingsofclay--it's been my experience that 2nd times a charm. 3rd. 4th. 5th...  ;)
glad we are all here and im sure more to come! we all need prayers for the new year!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Jen Sews on December 07, 2012 03:04:07 PM
I received some lovely flags last swap and can't wait to do this again!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on December 07, 2012 03:54:22 PM
Ohh!!! I'm getting so excited!!! I bought some extra muslin this week just in case for the background and I got my paints, beads, felts scraps, embroidery threads, buttons, markers, fabrics, paper, etc. etc. all ready!!!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on December 07, 2012 05:42:49 PM

DOH!! >.< Just realized I sent to "susanb" instead of "susanab"! ;D Sorry other susan!!! :P

I would love to buddy up with you in the Prayer Flag swap :)

 O___O SERIOUSLY?! I might---- *nose bleed* ---LOVE that idea! I'd be so nervous though, being paired up with such a fantastic artist  :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on December 07, 2012 06:11:54 PM

DOH!! >.< Just realized I sent to "susanb" instead of "susanab"! ;D Sorry other susan!!! :P

I would love to buddy up with you in the Prayer Flag swap :)

 O___O SERIOUSLY?! I might---- *nose bleed* ---LOVE that idea! I'd be so nervous though, being paired up with such a fantastic artist  :D

awwww....shucks  ::) thanks---u are so sweet! i am SO loving swapping right now, I just joined ANOTHER one (the Junker Jane Doll one...by the same orgs doing the prayer flag one...)

i promise, I will not sign up for more than TWO at a time (i know i said ONE, but i am excited!)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Wulf on December 07, 2012 07:49:08 PM
Oh, Wings, you are so hooked! It always starts with "only one at a time" and then "maybe just one more" and before you know it, you're at your five swap limit and desperately waiting for feedback on one of them so you can join another swap! We've all been there.

Wulf


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: StickerChic87 on December 07, 2012 09:42:13 PM
I am really excited to see a lot of people that I have seen around Craftster, but havent had a chance to be partnered with! Cant wait! :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on December 07, 2012 10:59:24 PM
Oh, Wings, you are so hooked! It always starts with "only one at a time" and then "maybe just one more" and before you know it, you're at your five swap limit and desperately waiting for feedback on one of them so you can join another swap! We've all been there.

Wulf

SO TRUE!! I've been trying to break myself of this habit for the last, oh---TWO YEARS U.U But they're all so GREAT!!  ;D Sometimes a really great swap will come up that I just want to MAKE stuff for and completely forget that I actually get stuff in return  ::) Double win.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Melissaurus on December 08, 2012 07:09:17 AM
Oh, Wings, you are so hooked! It always starts with "only one at a time" and then "maybe just one more" and before you know it, you're at your five swap limit and desperately waiting for feedback on one of them so you can join another swap! We've all been there.

Wulf

SO TRUE!! I've been trying to break myself of this habit for the last, oh---TWO YEARS U.U But they're all so GREAT!!  ;D Sometimes a really great swap will come up that I just want to MAKE stuff for and completely forget that I actually get stuff in return  ::) Double win.

I feel the EXACT same way!! I get so excited to be crafting stuff, and then when it's sent, I forget things are coming back to me. And then I get excited ALL OVER AGAIN. Swap love. :P


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 08, 2012 12:57:37 PM
yup--I keep saying I am too busy or have so many other projects to do, but for some reason, swapping keeps calling me back...I think is it because I get pretty inspired and creative when it comes to making something for someone else...ha ha...yeah, and you get awesome stuff back as well..BONUS, indeed!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: littlehajerika on December 08, 2012 07:32:23 PM
Sent in my questionnaire! I'm really excited about this swap, I have just got back into swaps and I particularly love sewing themed ones.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: ThriftyLiving4U on December 08, 2012 09:59:33 PM
Oh, Wings, you are so hooked! It always starts with "only one at a time" and then "maybe just one more" and before you know it, you're at your five swap limit and desperately waiting for feedback on one of them so you can join another swap! We've all been there.

Wulf

SO TRUE!! I've been trying to break myself of this habit for the last, oh---TWO YEARS U.U But they're all so GREAT!!  ;D Sometimes a really great swap will come up that I just want to MAKE stuff for and completely forget that I actually get stuff in return  ::) Double win.

Wings my first swap was only in August and as soon as I could sign up for another I DID!  (This will be my 8th!)

I'm going to send in my Q for this swap and hope that I have feedback to free up a spot for the Junker Jane Swap. (fingers crossed)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: cabaute on December 09, 2012 04:20:18 PM
I'm excited to be in on the fun.  Can't wait to get partnered up and start stalking!! :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on December 09, 2012 08:39:29 PM
I totally understand what everyone has been saying about swapping being addictive, I started filling out the questionnaire for this swap as soon as I got the feed back from my first swap, lol.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on December 09, 2012 11:08:31 PM
I totally understand what everyone has been saying about swapping being addictive, I started filling out the questionnaire for this swap as soon as I got the feed back from my first swap, lol.

    But see...the first couple months of swapping are the most FUN for everyone. Being a newbie swapper you want to try your best to make a great package and you have tons of crafty energy!! Plus your partner get's spoiled by said excellent package. Sometimes though (especially when one is starting to get lots of "late with communications" on their feedback status) the craft Juju just kinda fades for a spell :-[ Or maybe that's just me? O.o
   Does anyone else need to recharge their crafty mojo sometimes? How do you do it usually?


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on December 10, 2012 12:12:44 AM
IsikkahJai: I know I do! I'm good with communication, but sometimes have issues with sending on time. I'm probably going to take a break from Craftster crafting after this swap. Of course... that's what I said the last swap :P ... though I'm at least only sticking to one. I think just taking a small break to find something else to do is a good thing.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on December 10, 2012 06:22:52 AM
I need to start gathering my fabric scraps, sewing notions, and found objects...i have TONS, and of course what I use depends on my partner's wants...but it's just that when i am so deeply working in one medium (polymer clay), my other mediums (sewing, fine art, crochet, etc) sit in my craft closet(s) doing nothing, and i need to clear a workspace just for the prayer flag and junker jane sewing that i will be doing :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: littlehajerika on December 10, 2012 01:16:05 PM
I totally understand what everyone has been saying about swapping being addictive, I started filling out the questionnaire for this swap as soon as I got the feed back from my first swap, lol.

    But see...the first couple months of swapping are the most FUN for everyone. Being a newbie swapper you want to try your best to make a great package and you have tons of crafty energy!! Plus your partner get's spoiled by said excellent package. Sometimes though (especially when one is starting to get lots of "late with communications" on their feedback status) the craft Juju just kinda fades for a spell :-[ Or maybe that's just me? O.o
   Does anyone else need to recharge their crafty mojo sometimes? How do you do it usually?

When I feel like that I take a break from swapping. I've taken years off at various points. On the flip side, sometimes I like swaps for helping to recharge my crafting because it keeps me motivated. I HAVE to finish something by a certain date!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on December 10, 2012 04:29:26 PM
I totally understand what everyone has been saying about swapping being addictive, I started filling out the questionnaire for this swap as soon as I got the feed back from my first swap, lol.

    But see...the first couple months of swapping are the most FUN for everyone. Being a newbie swapper you want to try your best to make a great package and you have tons of crafty energy!! Plus your partner get's spoiled by said excellent package. Sometimes though (especially when one is starting to get lots of "late with communications" on their feedback status) the craft Juju just kinda fades for a spell :-[ Or maybe that's just me? O.o
   Does anyone else need to recharge their crafty mojo sometimes? How do you do it usually?

It wasn't so much of a not wanting to swap for a while, but more of a I have more Christmas crafting to left to do , and family coming starting tomorrow (it still seems so early).  Though I figured with a send out date in mid January, I can wait until after Christmas to start and if I'm not done with Christmas crafting by Christmas I have a bigger problem, lol.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on December 10, 2012 04:33:11 PM
Hello, all. I have been looking for a good swap to get me back into the swing of things.... after a few days of being on the fence, I have definitely decided to join you :) I'm starting my questionnaire now and will hopefully get it in tonight between building IKEA furniture and other chores :P


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 10, 2012 04:41:51 PM
Yay, Perfectly Bohemian! Congrats on your marriage!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on December 10, 2012 06:12:05 PM
Yay, Perfectly Bohemian! Congrats on your marriage!

Thanks, Leslie!! I'm excited to be back to normal :)

Just sent in my questionnaire! I'm officially in.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: flyraeven on December 11, 2012 08:05:54 PM
All feed back is in! So I just sent in my questionaire! So excited for this swap! Yay!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Abbeeroad on December 12, 2012 06:33:16 AM
Is it time for partners yet? Love the long sign up time with the holidays (very considerate, orgs! ;)) but the wait is killing me!! :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 12, 2012 07:31:05 AM
Is it time for partners yet? Love the long sign up time with the holidays (very considerate, orgs! ;)) but the wait is killing me!! :)

It won't be long now!  I will close sign-ups on Saturday morning, about 10am Eastern Standard Time, and partners will be announced within the hour, with questionnaires to follow.  Can't wait!!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 12, 2012 08:40:22 AM
I can't wait for the weekend!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: luckdragon on December 12, 2012 08:58:21 AM
I just looked through the previous gallery and all of the flags were amazing!  I'm supposed to be on a swap sabbatical, but I may just have to try and squeeze into this one before it closes!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Abbeeroad on December 12, 2012 09:18:59 AM
It won't be long now!  I will close sign-ups on Saturday morning, about 10am Eastern Standard Time, and partners will be announced within the hour, with questionnaires to follow.  Can't wait!!

You guys are so efficient!!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: dreadlady on December 12, 2012 01:00:16 PM
I can't believe it but it looks like I'm going to end up missing out on this round too!   :'(


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on December 12, 2012 01:46:49 PM
Is it time for partners yet? Love the long sign up time with the holidays (very considerate, orgs! ;)) but the wait is killing me!! :)

It won't be long now!  I will close sign-ups on Saturday morning, about 10am Eastern Standard Time, and partners will be announced within the hour, with questionnaires to follow.  Can't wait!!
So very fast on the partners.  I was expecting late Saturday or early Sunday.  I'll be visiting family in a rural area and I might not get cell reception, so I might go a little crazy waiting until
later Saturday night to be able to see my partners, lol.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Wulf on December 12, 2012 04:48:01 PM
I can't believe it but it looks like I'm going to end up missing out on this round too!   :'(

Oh, Dreadlady, that's rotten luck! I guess that just means there has to be a Round 3!

Wulf


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on December 12, 2012 10:59:35 PM
Is there a link to former galleries?


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on December 13, 2012 04:55:46 AM
I can't wait to read my partners' questionnaires! I'm leaving for a week-long trip to Arizona for work on Sunday, and I am planning to get a bit of a start on the plane rides since all the other projects I am working on are definitely not travel friendly. This was perfect timing for me :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 13, 2012 06:34:48 AM
Is there a link to former galleries?
Yes, here it is:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411545.0

(Sorry I didn't include it before now!  I will add it to the front page.)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: dreadlady on December 13, 2012 07:42:16 AM
I can't believe it but it looks like I'm going to end up missing out on this round too!   :'(

Oh, Dreadlady, that's rotten luck! I guess that just means there has to be a Round 3!

Wulf

Yes!  I concur! 


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on December 13, 2012 06:09:21 PM
Getting excited for Saturday!
I plan to be totally preoccupied with partners questionnaires dancing around in my head while at the Nutcracker that afternoon.
 ;)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: StickerChic87 on December 13, 2012 06:15:17 PM
Getting excited for Saturday!
I plan to be totally preoccupied with partners questionnaires dancing around in my head while at the Nutcracker that afternoon.
 ;)

At the Nutcracker?! Lucky! My Mom took me to the Houston Ballet when I was little, and I was in the local college's production when I was in middle/high school. How fun!

Alllssooo... Dear future partner, I will be at a family Christmas allllll day Saturday, so if I dont get in touch with you, have no fear! I will be back Sunday :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: susanab on December 14, 2012 05:39:40 AM
funny--it doesnt seem to be on my at-a-glance calendar...but i know it's...

Happy Partners Day Eve!!!
 :D :D :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 14, 2012 05:48:08 AM
Ooh! Someone has the pre-partner day spirit!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 14, 2012 06:18:17 AM
ha ha now that is excitement!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: luckdragon on December 14, 2012 07:49:42 AM
questionnaire sent!!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: muddy21 on December 14, 2012 03:42:14 PM
questionnaire sent!!  ;D ;D ;D

Yayyy!  Glad you're coming to the party, luckdragon!  Even if you are fashionably late!! 8)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: pioneer9 on December 14, 2012 03:54:17 PM
I'm excited!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; s/u Dec 1-15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on December 14, 2012 06:08:33 PM
questionnaire sent!!  ;D ;D ;D

Yayyy!  Glad you're coming to the party, luckdragon!  Even if you are fashionably late!! 8)

 SUPER  8)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on December 14, 2012 07:09:16 PM
So excited for partner day!!!!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Wulf on December 14, 2012 07:39:49 PM
Luckdragon slips in under the wire!  :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on December 14, 2012 10:16:23 PM
I've been steadily refusing all week to look at my calendar and count the days until partners are posted ;D But I HAVE been gathering my cloth scraps together you know, as something to do in the mean time :D I'm really looking forward to this swap!! Coming out of the Multi-Partner Art Swap I'm still all "artsy fartsy-brain mode" so I'm hoping the ideas will percolate and form quickly ^^


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: ThriftyLiving4U on December 14, 2012 10:18:29 PM
Isikkah, be honest, you've also been pinning the heck out of prayer flags on pinterest! ;)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Mbellish on December 14, 2012 11:35:24 PM
Just sent in my questionnaire.  Hopefully both organizers have it, I kinda had to outsmart the messaging thing to get it to work. Looking forward to this. :)

Quote
Isikkah, be honest, you've also been pinning the heck out of prayer flags on pinterest!

I'm so glad pinterest has secret boards now. Last swap I did I realized I had filled up a board with inspiration pics for what I was working on only to send my partner over there to get to know me. yikes


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 15, 2012 05:08:31 AM
Yes, Mbellish, you are in!  That brings us to 34 swappers; partners in just a few hours!  Yay!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: susanab on December 15, 2012 05:31:20 AM
from early birds, to fashionably late and everyone in between--get out your dancing sunglasses and get ready to DANCE!


                          
Partner day!! (cross arms)
                                  Partner day!! (bring to chest)
                                            All the swapping craftsters love.... (move arms away from chest)
                                                                        Partner dayyyy! (giddyup!!)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on December 15, 2012 05:41:14 AM
SUSANAB!
CRAFT-NAM STYLE!!!!

Thank you for bustin' your groove, you gave me a well needed guffaw!
(I also snorted a bit... :o)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 15, 2012 06:26:09 AM
That susanab always cracks me up!!

(Is it 10am EST yet?)

UPDATE:  Yes, it's past 10am now, and...

PARTNERS ARE ON THE FRONT PAGE!!!

Questionnaires will be sent shortly.  PLEASE let me know ASAP if there are any problems so I can fix them now.  And most of all, have fun!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: ThriftyLiving4U on December 15, 2012 08:06:48 AM
Yay!  Oh my gosh, so psyched for this swap!  I haven't played with fabric in a while and now I can stalk my partners! ;)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on December 15, 2012 08:16:10 AM
I can't wait to read the questionnaires :) I wish I didn't have to clean my entire apartment for a Christmas party tonight because I would definitely be dragging out my scraps to start brainstorming!

Hullo to cabaute and Abbeeroad! I look forward to crafting for you!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: cabaute on December 15, 2012 08:25:57 AM
PARTNERS!  YAY!  Hellooo my new friends PerfectlyBohemian and Flyraeven.  I am super excited to meet you.  It looks like we have a lot in common :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on December 15, 2012 09:01:25 AM
Thanks for the superb partnerage!
Quick hello to Sharalee and playswithneedles!
I can't wait to get to say a proper how-ya-do!

I'll be out most of the day to see ballerina's and rat kings so I'll have to wait until tonight to start my stalk.
HAPPY PARTNER DAY EVERYONE! (kind of a nod to Tiny Tim there...hee hee)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on December 15, 2012 09:33:30 AM
Oh my gosh I'm such a dumkoff!  :D
   I come on craftster to check messages and stuff and found I got my questionnaires! YAY! Then...wait----*squeal!* ALWAYSINMYROOM AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! I LOVE her work and this will be my first time swapping with her!! *wiggles in chair with glee* *scrolls up* WingsOfClay---OMGOMGOMG!!! I got Wings------> and there's the dumkoff moment. I totally forgot I requested her as a partner and got super excited all over again that we were paired up :D (sorry for forgetting but I got to be excited twice! Double the fun for this swap!)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Sharalee on December 15, 2012 12:03:56 PM
Hi "silentblair" so neat we are partners! I've looked on your pinterest & I've been snooping around, have maybe a idea or 2 just starting to get my fabrics together.  I'll talk more later. So Glad we're partners!!  :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Smmarrt on December 15, 2012 12:48:40 PM
Thanks LHH and sab - a fun, rainy Saturday night of stalking and planning ahead!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Wulf on December 15, 2012 12:58:26 PM
Once again, Susan and Leslie, you've partnered me with two of my very favourite people on Craftster. You've got to stop doing this - I'm afraid people will think I'm getting special treatment somehow. But I'm glad it keeps happening. :D

Wulf


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: littlehajerika on December 15, 2012 02:07:42 PM
I've been so busy and preoccupied that I complete forgot that we were being partnered today! So, very nice surprise when I signed on today!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on December 15, 2012 04:27:59 PM
woohoo, partners! Hi Silentblair and Smmarrt! I don't think I have any prayer flags in my pinterest Crafty folder, I think I'm going to have to go find some!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: pioneer9 on December 15, 2012 04:46:20 PM
I'm excited to get started :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: MaryColleen on December 15, 2012 05:17:37 PM
I love partner day, I have been out all day and I was excited to come home and find them.

Hi Sparks and Muddy21, I will be stalking tonight and will hopefully get some shopping in tomorrow so I can get started.  I loved the last round and hope to try some new techniques this round.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on December 15, 2012 05:20:04 PM
SOOOOOOOO happy to be paired with the sweet and talented IsikkahJai!

gonna start sewing soon ;)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on December 15, 2012 05:46:49 PM
  :) so happy to get partners.  Hi susanab and eclectic dreamer!  I have been stalking a little bit and think I have an idea brewing for one of the two, the other I think will require way more stalking.  :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Melissaurus on December 15, 2012 07:08:20 PM
Whoohoo! So pumped for my partners! Glad to be crafting for Wulf again, and nice to meet you, flyraeven!! I'm picking out fabric and quotes from both of your wonderful questionnaires tonight!

Just popped in to the washroom and saw I have an awful red streak across my eye. I've been suffering from winter allergies for the past few days, and I think that a sneeze set might have done me in! :P At least they only look bad, with a bit of discomfort. Nothing too serious, but I feel like I'm straight out of a horror movie set!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 15, 2012 08:10:12 PM
Oh wow!  I am actually swapping with people I have never swapped with but have wanted to for some time!!  I don't even think I need to stalk... :D

Looking forward to some quiet time to reflect and create!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: luckdragon on December 15, 2012 08:51:58 PM
YAY partner day!

Hi ThriftyLiving4U! This is going to be fun!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: ThriftyLiving4U on December 15, 2012 08:53:32 PM
YAY partner day!

Hi ThriftyLiving4U! This is going to be fun!
Agreed!  Did you FEEL me stalking you?!?!?!? ;)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on December 15, 2012 09:04:38 PM
I should REALLY be working on some hats (Christmas gifts) right now but I couldn't help but do a little stalking and send some pm's to my awesome partners...and in one case my partners other partner  ;)

From what I've seen so far this is going to be FUN!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on December 15, 2012 11:51:00 PM
Daaaawwwwwwwww @^^@ Wings and Always---you make me blushies.

Thrifty and luckdragon--TOGETHER!??! Okay that's like---a dream team pairing. You two are SO in for a wonderful surprise from each other. Both are excellent crafters! OOOH I can't wait to see what you'll make!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign up until 10am EST Dec 15, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 16, 2012 08:37:57 AM
Hello to Jen Sews and StickerChic87!  Tomorrow I will start planning what to do for each of you!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on December 16, 2012 10:44:14 AM
I am very excited about my partner!!! And with a user name like mbellish, I have a high bar set!! Ha ha! We didn't get much sleep in our house last night, and I have a couple quilts to quilt and bind before Christmas... SO I will be getting drawing over the holidays, while I am at my folks house, and crafting as soon as I get home! I have a great idea from what I saw and a few questions!!!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: flyraeven on December 16, 2012 07:25:16 PM
Yay! I am excited to craft for cabaute and mellisaurus! So many ideas swimming around! Time to do some shopping and brainstorming!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: StickerChic87 on December 16, 2012 09:02:38 PM
I am super excited to be partnered with Leslieshappyheart and Smmarrt! Ive got a couple of starting points brewing and cant wait to go stash raiding...just a couple more Christmas presents to get through first! :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on December 16, 2012 09:08:25 PM
I woke up with some awesome ideas this morning. I've started one!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 17, 2012 06:55:51 AM
I keep dreaming of ideas...that is why I am getting no sleep! :D

OK--wrote them all down in my journal, so maybe I can sleep now...so excited to get started after the holidays...I at least have my bases cut, ready to try out new things!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on December 17, 2012 07:41:28 AM
I woke up with some awesome ideas this morning. I've started one!

alright! right on---i have all my ideas drawn, but have not started yet. i will have no peace until i start cutting and sewing!!! :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on December 17, 2012 10:20:00 AM
I woke up with some awesome ideas this morning. I've started one!

I feel so behind now, even though I know I am totally not.  I have one almost figured out just need one or two questions before I sketch it out, and the other one isn't very far along with me even figuring it out yet.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on December 17, 2012 10:37:17 AM
I woke up with some awesome ideas this morning. I've started one!

I feel so behind now, even though I know I am totally not.  I have one almost figured out just need one or two questions before I sketch it out, and the other one isn't very far along with me even figuring it out yet.

NO WORRIES - we have LOTS of time left! I usually only have time during the weekends for crafting. That way I have lots of time to immerse myself in it!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on December 17, 2012 11:16:39 AM
I have a full on idea for 'Wings.' It came to me immediately as soon as I read the questionnaire. I even bought some sumptuous yarn for the (____) ;) For 'always' I know the basics of what I want to---I have a solid idea, but the details are tripping me up  :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 17, 2012 12:03:02 PM
I am sure I will be changing my plan as I go...many many times...the mess in my room will be proof of that as I never clean up until I am done...:D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on December 17, 2012 02:27:07 PM
I woke up with some awesome ideas this morning. I've started one!

I feel so behind now, even though I know I am totally not.  I have one almost figured out just need one or two questions before I sketch it out, and the other one isn't very far along with me even figuring it out yet.

NO WORRIES - we have LOTS of time left! I usually only have time during the weekends for crafting. That way I have lots of time to immerse myself in it!

I know we have plenty of time left, I think I'm really more worried about Christmas crafts still, lol.  So glad the send out date isn't due until way after Christmas.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on December 17, 2012 04:33:52 PM
I got a really good start to one of the flags on the plane yesterday. I was a 4.5 hour flight so I balanced napping, reading, and crafting somehow.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 17, 2012 05:39:46 PM
Did you sew on the plane? I didn't think needles were allowed.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: grasshopper on December 17, 2012 06:51:08 PM
I am sooo stoked to get started! Already have some awesome ideas in the ol' noggin!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on December 17, 2012 07:24:33 PM
Did you sew on the plane? I didn't think needles were allowed.

Not only have I been carrying a 3-inch needle with me, but I have also taken my mini/detail/trimming scissors for most of my flights for about 4 years. Anything less than 4 inches that isn't an actual knife or swiss army contraption is usually allowed :) Quite a handy exception for crafters. (I think 4 is the magic number, but I would recommend researching that before carrying a favorite sewing tool to the airport)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Smmarrt on December 17, 2012 08:08:41 PM
Did you sew on the plane? I didn't think needles were allowed.

Not only have I been carrying a 3-inch needle with me, but I have also taken my mini/detail/trimming scissors for most of my flights for about 4 years. Anything less than 4 inches that isn't an actual knife or swiss army contraption is usually allowed :) Quite a handy exception for crafters. (I think 4 is the magic number, but I would recommend researching that before carrying a favorite sewing tool to the airport)

I have "sewn" a needle into the lining of my purse so I can stitch during flight time. And I have those tiny, cheapo scissors, that come in a dollar store sewing kit, for snipping. Or make yourself a small sewing kit that you stow in a mint tin or other small pouch.

Shhhh, don't tell on me....


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on December 17, 2012 08:13:10 PM
Leslie, I looked it up (couldn't stop myself) and here is what the TSA says:

"Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than 4 inches are allowed, but blades longer than 4 inches are prohibited"

I have "sewn" a needle into the lining of my purse so I can stitch during flight time. And I have those tiny, cheapo scissors, that come in a dollar store sewing kit, for snipping. Or make yourself a small sewing kit that you stow in a mint tin or other small pouch.
Shhhh, don't tell on me....

Smmarrt just gave me a fantastic altered Altoid tin idea :)

Anywho (back on topic). I progressed a wee bit further on a flag tonight while chilling in the hotel tavern with my boss. yup.



Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 18, 2012 04:08:26 AM
Quote
"Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than 4 inches are allowed, but blades longer than 4 inches are prohibited"

That's good to know--thanks PerfectlyBohemian!

No sewing for me today; I have to make LOTS of fudge for my husband to take to his coworkers tomorrow!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 18, 2012 06:42:03 AM
I am still in the plotting stage... :D




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Post by: Abbeeroad on December 18, 2012 07:06:55 AM
I am still in the plotting stage... :D

Ditto! Very excited about my partners though!!! :) :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on December 18, 2012 07:40:55 AM
Well Mbellish I have a solid idea ... kind of... Ha ha! I think I might have things figured out! And I might get to start work on this before Christmas! My Christmas quilting is ahead of schedule! I got a quilt, quilted and binded yesterday! Maybe I'll have as much luck today! I've found time for some secret pinning!  ;D

And a little research!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Melissaurus on December 18, 2012 07:57:42 AM
I'm still happily plotting away. Wulf gave me waaaay too many great quotes and ideas for my flag for him. I'm tempted to make a flag that says all of them.  ;D That would be one BUSY flag.

Still haven't heard from my other partner yet. But it's still pretty early in the game. :) I'm sure she's busy plotting away.

Setting up for Christmas today. Watch as I get stuck on our roof putting lights up. Oh, this should be magnificent.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Jen Sews on December 18, 2012 07:58:22 AM
I really want to start this swap! But I have too much Christmas stuff to do still.  I have fantastic partners :-)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on December 18, 2012 11:47:33 AM
I really want to start this swap! But I have too much Christmas stuff to do still.  I have fantastic partners :-)


me too...i have IsikkahJai's flag sketched out, but probably will not be able to put needle to thread until right after Christmas :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on December 18, 2012 12:00:57 PM
Is it strange to say that I can "feel" the creative excitement whenever come onto this thread? I can only imagine what a wallop my flags are going to pack when I get them; so full of happiness and good will!  ;D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 18, 2012 12:18:24 PM
mmm I was sketching out at lunch while eating Thai curry udon soup...:D

Now for to do what I see in my mind...:D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on December 18, 2012 03:06:46 PM
Eating the greasiest pizza I've ever seen before I dive into my fabrics  ;D
     Always...I envy you your thai curry udon soup >.> *wipes drool*


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Post by: StickerChic87 on December 18, 2012 03:53:19 PM
I broke down and sorted out a bunch of stuff last night!


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Post by: littlehajerika on December 18, 2012 04:15:32 PM
I probably won't be crafting until after the holiday either. Brainstorming will have to suffice until then :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on December 19, 2012 12:18:24 PM
Well instead of quilting yesterday I was designing and drawing things out for this swap! So I went and bought a few things for this one, but only because I needed it all anyway! Now I must get back to my quilting... I am hoping I might get to it this weekend before I leave town for the holiday


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: cabaute on December 19, 2012 01:20:29 PM
I am so glad that PerfectlyBohemian posted that info about needle / scissors, etc. and the TSA!  I was wanting to pack up some crafty stuff to take on my holiday trip, and scissors are always such a pain to be without.  Now I know I can bring a small pair along, and have something fun to do while visiting with the family!  :D

I'm also planning to really commit my time after the holiday, though.  I'm off next week and am planning to focus my energy on enjoying the time with family!


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Post by: flyraeven on December 19, 2012 04:44:00 PM
Happily plotting and stalking away over here! I messaged both partners today, and am playing with a few ideas for each of them, we'll see which ones I end up going with! Work is super crazy the next few days but I am looking forward to some quality crafting time over the winter break!


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Post by: Rosie1981 on December 19, 2012 06:49:20 PM
hello partners!  I've been so busy with Christmas I haven't been on in a few days.  I love the holidays but not the stress  ;D  In my spare time I've started collecting fabric bits and whatnots so I'm excited to start this swap and I have two weeks off of work!  I love working at a school  ;D


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Post by: playswithneedles on December 19, 2012 09:58:43 PM
I have a pretty good start on one, with some idea of how it may look when finished. The other I'm not sure about, nothing noteworthy has come to me yet. It may be one of those that I have to play around and see what comes up!


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Post by: Wulf on December 20, 2012 08:55:09 PM
I haven't even had time to plot and plan yet. I'm intending to do most of it over Christmas, once our Yule celebrations are out of the way. I just got some great stuff in another swap (Thanks, MamanTattoo!) that I think I'll incorporate somehow.

Wulf


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 21, 2012 04:03:36 AM
I got a good start on one of my flags this week, and hope to get to the second one soon.  I love my partners!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on December 21, 2012 06:50:32 AM
I feel like Dory from Finding Nemo...
"Just keep skectching, just keep sketching..."

 :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 21, 2012 07:07:28 AM
Happy solstice and Happy Yule!  Hope everyone has a great weekend celebrating and/or preparing for the holidays...and maybe sneaking in some crafting!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on December 21, 2012 06:37:23 PM
*just waving hello to keep in touch!*

I'm visiting friends right now... hope everyone is having fun and full of inspiration! And ready for Xmas. I've got a 4 day weekend now.... It's great to be back to work again, after a year unemployed, but learning to make life work with being gone all day is going to take some effort. Have a great weekend all!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on December 21, 2012 06:48:30 PM
I just finished my Christmas crafting so I might be able to start one of the two flags tomorrow.  Yay for starting earlier than anticipated!


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Post by: Smmarrt on December 21, 2012 09:11:43 PM
I'd love to finish one tomorrow. It's supposed to rain all day but I have little shopping to do....
Let's see if it can be done - shopping and crafting on a rainy day.

Happy, happy everyone.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on December 22, 2012 07:32:43 AM
I got really close to finishing a flag on my flight back home yesterday. Now I have to spend the next two days preparing for my mom-in-law to come in for Christmas. I was really hoping that I could send one today, but I guess it will have to wait a few days or so, since after cleaning, I'm going to be making a set of stockings with my MIL.


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Post by: Melissaurus on December 22, 2012 09:34:21 AM
Whoo. You guys are wizards at crafting! I haven't even started mine yet!!! Oops! I'm waiting until after Christmas to really get down to business, but until then, I'm getting excited to see all these flags! :)


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Post by: Sharalee on December 22, 2012 09:49:10 AM
Oh My it's been awhile since I was on here. I have been stalking "Silentbair" & have some Ideas going around & some fabric & will start sewing after Christmas.

Have a Merry Christmas & Happy Crafting New Year everyone!!! :D :D :D


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Post by: IsikkahJai on December 22, 2012 11:20:50 AM
I got my fabrics picked and my ideas are now SOLID  8) I just---have to make sure they fit in a 5x8 scale  ;) Might take some fiddling on my part.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on December 22, 2012 11:28:11 AM
I just---have to make sure they fit in a 5x8 scale

When I started cutting, I was surprised how much smaller 5x8 is in realty verses in my head :P


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on December 22, 2012 03:13:18 PM
PerfectlyBohemian: I think you just made a very valid point. My brain is thinking I've got a lot more space to use up than reality gives :)


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Post by: StickerChic87 on December 22, 2012 04:02:12 PM
I just---have to make sure they fit in a 5x8 scale

When I started cutting, I was surprised how much smaller 5x8 is in realty verses in my head :P

Me too!


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Post by: flyraeven on December 23, 2012 11:06:08 AM
Planning a crafting date with my mom (Playswithneedles) this week to work on our flags! Really excited to see how this process feels and what the end product is. I love my partners and am really excited to make a flag for each of them! I need to spend some time looking at the dimensions so I have a more realistic idea of what will actually fit on the flag!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on December 23, 2012 02:20:12 PM
YAY, I love crafting dates! As some of the others said earlier, 5 x 8 is bigger in your head than on fabric  ;D


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Post by: MaryColleen on December 23, 2012 09:22:52 PM
Just checking in to say I'm still here.  I haven't started crafting  yet but I do have some great plans and have started gathering some of the items I need.  I will be able to start once the holiday is over.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: cabaute on December 24, 2012 07:39:48 AM
Hello, all!  I have so many ideas, I just know I'm almost certainly going to have to scale them back to fit on a 5x8 scale :)  I love both my partners so much, I am so excited about my plans for their flags.   Can't wait to get back to my craft room to get started!!!!!  Happy Yule, ya'll!  The days are getting longer again (yay!).

I am also super jealous about the crafting date, flyraeven - that is so fun!  I don't have any crafting friends nearby, ever since I moved about four years ago.    :'(

I hope everyone is having a beautiful holiday!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: StickerChic87 on December 24, 2012 08:13:37 AM
Checking in! I actually got a piece cut out and tried a new (to me) technique on it. Hoping to work on them both tomorrow. I know, tomorrow is Christmas, but the best gift is getting to stay home all day with my husband! No work and no running around! :) Hope you all have a great Christmas!!!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 24, 2012 09:55:19 AM
I finished my flags and mailed them today.  However, I forgot one little detail...THE DC NUMBERS!!! :-[ :-[ :-[

So dear swappers, remember to do as I say, and not as I do!  Don't forget to get a DC# when you mail your flags!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: ThriftyLiving4U on December 24, 2012 09:57:48 AM
I'm purposely not uncovering the sewing machine.  Stretching my creativity and trying new or hardly used techniques.  Fortunately my allergies/cold subsided for a few hours (at 10pm) so I got one well on it's way!  Back to feeling yucky BUT maybe I'll have the same luck tonight? ;)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Wulf on December 24, 2012 05:06:03 PM
I had thought I'd get started today, as I had nothing pressing to do after a bit of shopping early in the morning. (Home repair, not Christmas.) But instead I had a long nap, got up for tea and Christmas cookies, and then another nap. :D

Tomorrow for sure - we're pet-sitting a neighbour's dog, so there will be much less napping.

Wulf


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on December 24, 2012 07:06:16 PM
I probably won't get a chance to pop on here tomorrow, so...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!

 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Crafty news:
I have everything planned out for Sharalee and playswithneedles! YAY!


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Post by: susanab on December 25, 2012 04:03:31 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on December 25, 2012 03:31:45 PM
merry christmas everyone  :-*


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: StickerChic87 on December 25, 2012 04:49:35 PM
Guess who is going to work on her flags with her new machine that the hubster got her for Christmas?!? ME! ;D Im a littttle excited :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on December 25, 2012 06:12:21 PM
ooooo, congrats on getting a new machine, how fun  ;D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Rosie1981 on December 25, 2012 07:36:26 PM
I hope everyone had a very crafty holiday  ;D  My uncle wasn't sure what to get me so he got me a knitting book and beer.  (the book is "Purls and Pints) He cracks me up!  I can't wait to have a craft day with Witchhippie!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 26, 2012 07:34:38 AM
Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday!  Looking forward to New Year as I have so many "resolutions"--ha !

Just checking in...craft room is all clean!  So now I have lots of room to move my ideas to reality!

Happy crafting, everyone!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Sharalee on December 26, 2012 10:19:09 AM
"stickerchic87" You received a new machine?  That's so great!  ;)  My husband got me a new sewing machine too!  ;D I'm so happy & I'm learning new things & stitches & will be making my prayer flag with it. I'm so excited to get started. Though a little later.
I have a lady coming to get a perm today so have to clean up a little & get ready for her. Then I will work on my flag.  

Everyone have a great Day!!  :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Smmarrt on December 26, 2012 02:29:11 PM
I checked in on the JJ doll thread and doing the same here. Still a bit sniffly from the family festivities (we were all sick - ugh!) but so happy to be home in my snug little apartment with all of my fabric and goodies.

I sketched one flag today on the flight home so I just need some inspiration for flag #2. But I'll stroll through the first gallery and see what grabs me.

Happy sewing everybody!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on December 26, 2012 04:15:26 PM
I hope everyone had a merry Christmas. :) 

I have one flag started and the idea solid for the second, but I lack a few supplies for the second, so I won't be able to start it until I can make it to the store.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Melissaurus on December 26, 2012 05:12:09 PM
Oh, I hope everyone's holidays have been wonderful!

Now that the worst of the crafty nerves and holiday joy have passed, I am feeling a flood of creative energy come in with the full moon! I'm totally charged and ready to make these flags for my partners. I got a needle felting kit for Christmas, and I am quite enjoying poking my fingers out learning the craft. I'll keep you all posted on my progress in the area :P

Other than that, my holidays until new year are going to be coming up with my 2013 yearly overview, and looking back on my successes and failures of 2012, and then letting it go. New years is always a very relaxing, reflective time for our house. :) Now, back to cuddling the kitties in our house. They demand attention.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Witchhippie on December 27, 2012 11:28:19 AM
Having a nice well need crafty day with Rosie1981!!

One flag down and one to go!! ;)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on December 27, 2012 11:36:18 AM
the prayer flag is all drawn out, and i am itching to start!!! but, i sense i may start after my Junker Jane doll is done, which should be soon now :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: adrienne_bowers on December 27, 2012 11:41:43 AM
I'm here.   Work is crazy and the holiday wasn't great due to weather.   I will start working on my flag next week


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: littlehajerika on December 27, 2012 12:00:47 PM
I'm still here! I have my ideas for the prayer flag but haven't started yet. I am hoping to start it at the beginning of next week!

I've been thinking that I would like to have a craft party with some friends and family in January and I am thinking this might be our craft! So much could be glued and hand sewn on that I think we could do it mostly without sewing machines. Excited about that!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: pioneer9 on December 27, 2012 01:56:18 PM
Finally made a little start...


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on December 27, 2012 02:42:03 PM
Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Now that the big day is do e I'm all set to get going!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on December 27, 2012 03:24:38 PM
My mother-in-law is leaving town tomorrow, and I am hosting a craft meetup on Saturday, so I plan to knock out one flag and make some progress on the second :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on December 27, 2012 04:00:35 PM
I'm very close to finishing one, but still thinking up a plan for the other. hmmmm


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Rosie1981 on December 27, 2012 05:11:08 PM
Today was a very crafty day with Witchhippie and we got all of our flags done!  Now we are waiting for the paint to dry. 


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: grasshopper on December 27, 2012 05:51:37 PM
Time is flying and so are my little stitching hands! Making these is so fun!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on December 27, 2012 09:25:19 PM
GOOD GRIEF. Crafting with two rambunctious children bumping into my desk and grabbing fabric pieces with sticky hands.....no bueno  ::) HEEELPPP!! Someone want to kid-sit for a weekend?


                    ANYONE? :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: muddy21 on December 27, 2012 10:24:34 PM
Popping in to say hi and wish happy holidays to all!  I'm trying an entirely new technique with the first one - it's cut and prepped and I'm hoping to do more on it tomorrow.  Lots of ideas for the second flag - they're still percolating. ::)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: sparks on December 28, 2012 07:28:37 AM
Hope everyone is trying to enjoy the holiday season. Wishing all a promising upcoming New Year.

sparks


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on December 28, 2012 02:42:48 PM
We now have a gallery!  The link is on the front page, and I will give the link here too:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418353.0

Just a reminder:  when you send in the US, you need to get a DC# and pm your partner and both organizers with the number.  This means that you will need to mail your prayer flags in something larger than a regular card-sized envelope; a large manilla envelope is fine, but if it is very flat you will need to make it lumpy--put a styrofoam peanut in it, or a wad of paper, so it qualifies as a package rather than an envelope, and you can get your DC# (you can't get a DC# on a regular flat envelope without upgrading it to priority, and paying around $6!)  The lightweight but lumpy envelope will cost about $2 plus the cost of the DC#.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eiseldora on December 28, 2012 03:45:25 PM
Still here. At family. Might have a new sewing machine.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: flyraeven on December 28, 2012 04:14:43 PM
Crafting date tomorrow! I am having so much fun with this! My mom just showed me a bunch of really cool embroidery patterns she has that I am excited to incorporate into my flags! Whee!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: StickerChic87 on December 28, 2012 04:24:51 PM
I have one finished. I started the second yesterday and have all the pieces and bits set out but cant decide if I want to go with it or change it. I might play around some more before deciding. :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Abbeeroad on December 29, 2012 07:59:54 AM
I'm alive! Still haven't started crafting, but have been perfecting my ideas in my head over the holidays. Hopefully everything will come together smoothly!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Sharalee on December 29, 2012 09:41:52 AM
Just checking in! Have some of my flag done. Going to do some hand sewing on it too!! Then will be done & send next week!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: StickerChic87 on December 29, 2012 11:54:39 AM
I ended up changing the last one after all-glad I did! And I am done. Hoping to get them to the PO by Weds (my day off). :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Wulf on December 29, 2012 02:17:47 PM
Still here. At family. Might have a new seeing machine.

Honestly, I think that's what I need: a seeing machine. It would make the sewing much easier!

Wulf


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on December 29, 2012 02:36:14 PM
I just finished one of my flags during a craft meetup :) I will start the second tomorrow while catching up on all the Christmas specials of my favorite shows :P


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on December 30, 2012 08:27:47 AM
Still here!
I finished 1 whole flag yesterday and got a big start on the 2nd today.

New techniques are fun!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on December 30, 2012 10:20:38 AM
My one flag is partially complete.... tried a few new things... working on something else.... Hoping to complete by this week's end...


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: flyraeven on December 30, 2012 07:01:11 PM
I just finished my first flag! I think it turned out really well, hope she likes it! Really excited to send it off, but I think I am going to wait till I finish my second one in a few days and send them off at the same time.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on December 30, 2012 07:11:37 PM
I am almost finished with the first flag, and have everything figured out for the second but probably won't start it until I finish the first one.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: luckdragon on December 31, 2012 06:14:03 AM
Checking in! Looks like everyone is making great progress!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: susanab on December 31, 2012 08:07:39 AM
underway with my flag. i like it the way it is... but im worried that it might be tooooo simple. i could somewhat duplicate it and see how it looks more embellished and then decide :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Smmarrt on December 31, 2012 12:11:15 PM
I've been in bed for days and I am finally feeling better today. I hope to complete the first flag and start the second.

Happy New Year to you all (and wash those hands!)

 :P :P :P


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Melissaurus on December 31, 2012 12:40:00 PM
I feel like Captain Procrastinator with all of you eager beaver crafters! I haven't really even started crafting yet (my plan for these flags keeps changing, ugh!) I managed to cut out the base fabric today - but my sewing machine is being dumb, so I might have to paper-collage these guys. Which will be fine - but not what I was aiming for. Oh well - we'll have to see what develops.

Celebrating new years tonight with my grandparents. I am so thankful I have them to celebrate the new year with. My partner and i went out to buy a bottle of bubbly for the occasion (something we NEVER do) so tonight will be special, for sure!

Happy new year everyone!  :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: pioneer9 on December 31, 2012 01:09:05 PM
Working on my two flags. I got the last supplies I needed yesterday.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on December 31, 2012 02:24:32 PM
I finally STARTED!!! Made some polymer clay embellishments that are going to be sewn onto the flag..still choosing my palette of colors, and have a design on paper to embroider..


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on December 31, 2012 03:00:21 PM
I came up with some sketches for my second flag today, but still haven't decided on a word. :P


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Witchhippie on December 31, 2012 03:22:06 PM
I left for work early to send my flags. However, when I made it to the post office I noticed I forgot the packages at home. I guess I will have to wait until Wednesday now.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on December 31, 2012 05:17:53 PM
I'm finished I think. I forgot to buy envelopes at the store (among other things), so did not mail today. Maybe sometime next week. Or Saturday for sure.

Smmarrt, I hope you are feeling better. Happy new year everyone,  2013 is going to be a good year  ;D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: susanab on January 01, 2013 05:06:59 AM
I'll second that!
Wishes to everyone for a really wonderful new year!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on January 01, 2013 08:04:21 PM
I hope everyone has a great new years!  ;D

I have finished one of my two flags and now have a dilemma on my hands.  Do I send the one now when the second won't be finished for probably at least a week or do I wait and send them both at the same time?


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on January 02, 2013 04:58:04 AM
I made a lot of progress on my second flag last night :) Still don't know what word I am going to use, but I thought of a design that could go with a couple of them from my parnter's list.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on January 02, 2013 05:23:06 AM
I sense that many of the techniques I explored in making the Junker Jane doll will inform my work on the Prayer Flag...for instance, I will be doing more hand sewing!!! hope to start sewing my flag tonight :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2013 07:20:59 AM
I noticed that, too, WingsofClay!  I forgot how peaceful and calm hand sewing is compared to machine sewing...2013 is my year for calm! :D

That said, I am about done with one of my flags and hope to finish the next one by this weekend!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on January 02, 2013 08:08:23 AM
While working on the 2nd flag I've been turning my crafty cave upside down looking for a certain tool I want to use for it.
I'm giving myself the rest of today to try and find it...if it decides to remain hidden I'll go to plan B.

Wish me luck!

And happy new year everyone!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on January 02, 2013 11:10:20 AM
I hope everyone has a great new years!  ;D

I have finished one of my two flags and now have a dilemma on my hands.  Do I send the one now when the second won't be finished for probably at least a week or do I wait and send them both at the same time?

If I were you, I would send the finished one, so nothing happens to it! But that's just me, in a house full of rowdy cats...


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Sharalee on January 02, 2013 11:15:33 AM
I'm getting all most done with my Prayer Flag some hand sewing. I haven't been on here for a couple days & I've been clelebrating my B-Day & New year, so now I'm going to get the Prayer Flag done & send by the end of the week!! Also working on JJ doll. Can't wait to see everyone's prayer flag & the JJ dolls too!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: StickerChic87 on January 02, 2013 12:04:14 PM
Sent today! Hope they get there soon!  :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: HotBananaPepper on January 02, 2013 12:58:31 PM
I'm starting my prayer flag tonight!  I love these projects where I rummage through my stash and find the perfect accents!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on January 02, 2013 03:43:31 PM
Well, it is finished!!! And I LOVE it! I can only hope my partner thinks the same! Ha ha!
I tried some new things.... and I am really impressed! I thought it actually looked like a "real" crafter had made it! Ha ha! ;D

Letting the last little something,something dry and will be mailing it out tomorrow!!!! First finished project of the new year!!!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on January 02, 2013 03:47:16 PM
While working on the 2nd flag I've been turning my crafty cave upside down looking for a certain tool I want to use for it.
I'm giving myself the rest of today to try and find it...if it decides to remain hidden I'll go to plan B.

Wish me luck!

And happy new year everyone!

The other day I turned my little cottage upside down looking for one particular button that I had ready to sew on. I couldn't find it anywhere. A day and half later, my puppy urped it up. Needless to say, I'm not putting it on a prayer flag.... ;D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: susanab on January 03, 2013 05:36:55 AM
i didnt think about it like that, craftymamabee but same! first finished project of 2013 has been sent :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on January 03, 2013 05:47:44 AM
i know it's been said before, but damn 5x8 is small!!!

good though, forcing me to rein myself in and simply my design


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2013 07:34:30 AM
lol WingsofClay---hubby and I are doing a mural on an 8 x10 feet wall; so to change my brain to 5x8 inches is a shocker! :D  I am glad I did not join the ATC or a matchbook swap! :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on January 03, 2013 08:01:26 AM
I'm almost done with my second flag :) I'm super pleased with how they both are turning out. If there weren't so many other things I wanted to do, I would definitely be making copies :P


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2013 11:01:50 AM
I am going to get a good picture of mine and then print them out for myself...:D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 03, 2013 11:40:45 AM
I've got two items drying for my flags, but I'm not sure if I'm happy with the results. Time will tell!!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on January 03, 2013 11:53:32 AM
I am going to get a good picture of mine and then print them out for myself...:D

Haha, great idea. Maybe I can find some of that iron-on stuff to put it on fabric... I'm excited now ;D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Melissaurus on January 03, 2013 12:02:48 PM
Started my flags for REAL today. I've had the designs floating around my head for a while now, but only creation will tell exactly how they turn out. They always have a mind of their own when I'm creating them - it's such a wonderful, yet sometimes frustrating process.

I'm going for more collage elements than sewing, so my flags might be a bit of ugly ducklings in amoungst beautiful sewn flags - but I'm hoping they'll still look lovely.  ::)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on January 03, 2013 07:42:47 PM
Wow... since the gallery is up already, I keep reading the gallery, and totally forgot this was here!!

I'm brainstorming still... plan to craft this weekend. I've been calling around trying to get some free supplies, but so far no luck. (I'm searching for a certain very specific supply, which I've gotten free in the past)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Witchhippie on January 04, 2013 08:11:16 AM
My flags are off and running!!!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2013 10:06:49 AM
oh yay!!  Can't wait!  I am hoping for a snow melt because I need a few more things in the woods... :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on January 04, 2013 01:28:40 PM
While working on the 2nd flag I've been turning my crafty cave upside down looking for a certain tool I want to use for it.
I'm giving myself the rest of today to try and find it...if it decides to remain hidden I'll go to plan B.
Wish me luck!
The other day I turned my little cottage upside down looking for one particular button that I had ready to sew on. I couldn't find it anywhere. A day and half later, my puppy urped it up. Needless to say, I'm not putting it on a prayer flag.... ;D

Playswithneedles:
That's the funniest thing I've heard all day! Those darn puppies...but if it was a REALLY cool button....

Crafty news:
I'm done with both flags and just need to pack them up. YAY! Hoping to mail out on Monday (first day back to school for daughter, I'm a bit more excited than I should be about this. ;) )


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: adrienne_bowers on January 04, 2013 06:07:12 PM
Still here.  Spending Monday and Tuesday crafting


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 05, 2013 07:04:39 AM
One flag down, one to go!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: grasshopper on January 05, 2013 07:07:02 AM
Flags are almost done!!!  These turned out so groovy!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on January 05, 2013 07:36:22 AM
Flags are almost done!!!  These turned out so groovy!

That's great to hear!

I hope everyone is having a good time making their flags...send-out day is this coming Friday, Jan. 11...there's still plenty of time, though!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on January 05, 2013 09:59:05 AM
All finished up on both flags :) Just got to take pictures and pack up for mailing.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: flyraeven on January 05, 2013 11:46:08 AM
Crunch time! One flag done and I am hoping to have the other done by the end of the weekend! So far, I am pleased with the results!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on January 05, 2013 01:23:39 PM
I just mailed mine! I'm loving the gallery and can't wait to see the rest of the flags!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eiseldora on January 05, 2013 02:09:29 PM
Cats are helping me finish mine.

I'm worried because when I sewed the flag its bigger than the dimensions and now i can't fix it :|

I'm sorry, I hope that won't be reflected negatively.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on January 05, 2013 02:10:56 PM
Just dropped off two flags at the post office! When I get home I will be sending DC#s :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Wulf on January 05, 2013 02:49:52 PM
One flag finished and ready to mail, the other I've changed the background idea several times and still don't like it. But my test for the lettering last night worked surprisingly well!

Wulf


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on January 05, 2013 04:43:24 PM
Both of my flags are finished, but I will not be able to send them until Tuesday.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: littlehajerika on January 05, 2013 05:42:12 PM
FINALLY started working on this! Got step 1 done today and just gotta let that dry before moving on to the next.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on January 05, 2013 06:24:41 PM
Cats are helping me finish mine.

I'm worried because when I sewed the flag its bigger than the dimensions and now i can't fix it :|

I'm sorry, I hope that won't be reflected negatively.

Don't worry about the dimensions, Eiseldora; sometimes things don't come out the way we want them to, that's crafting for you!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Smmarrt on January 05, 2013 06:29:24 PM
Just want to say hi and that I hoped I'd receive today from StickerChic but no. And I finally feel normal - an 8-day flu is no fun.

So tomorrow I'll watch "Downton Abbey" all day and sew, sew, sew. Loving the gallery so far.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: StickerChic87 on January 05, 2013 07:16:20 PM
Just want to say hi and that I hoped I'd receive today from StickerChic but no. And I finally feel normal - an 8-day flu is no fun.

So tomorrow I'll watch "Downton Abbey" all day and sew, sew, sew. Loving the gallery so far.

I know! I was hoping youd get it today, but the DC# hasnt been updated :-\


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Mbellish on January 05, 2013 10:20:21 PM
Just saying hi! Got out of bed from a nasty sinus infection and earache. (Wonder really if I should have even been allowed sharp objects) but I tried something new AND IT WORKED  :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on January 06, 2013 08:49:10 AM
These sicks are just making the rounds aren't they?
The husband is hiding out downstairs feeling REALLY awful.

So tomorrow I'll watch "Downton Abbey" all day and sew, sew, sew. Loving the gallery so far.

SO excited for the series 3 premiere tonight!!!

Eiseldora:
Both my flags came out different sizes. It's okay, I kind of think it's fun to have a "not-totally-uniform" garland of them around.
 8) 8) 8)

Crafty news:
My flags are addressed and in their envelopes ready to get shipped tomorrow! HUZZAH!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on January 06, 2013 10:21:48 AM
Has anybody painted fabric before? How does acrylic work? I think I need to go to the craft store... I swear I read before of "fabric medium" which you can mix with the acrylics... I assume that makes it more flexible and not hard and breaky when it dries?


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: cabaute on January 06, 2013 10:40:20 AM
Och, apparently the Craftster community is also sharing the lovely flu that is going around (Smmarrt and a couple of others noted it)!  I have been struck with it since New Year's Day.  I felt so awful earlier this week that I was sure I'd be getting better to do work over the weekend, but what actually happened is that I've been so sick I stayed in bed from Friday until noon today (Sunday).  I really want to mail tomorrow if I can make it happen, so am super-scrubbing my hands (maybe getting some gloves!) and getting to work.  I do feel somewhat better, but this ick is not gone yet!!! :p  Sending healing thoughts out for all of us!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on January 06, 2013 11:08:50 AM
Has anybody painted fabric before? How does acrylic work? I think I need to go to the craft store... I swear I read before of "fabric medium" which you can mix with the acrylics... I assume that makes it more flexible and not hard and breaky when it dries?

I paint on fabric with acrylics a lot. For things that are worn, they tend to crack, but I have done it one art dolls, and it never cracked. I did add a medium for making the paints thinner and more workable/blendable, but the medium feels and looks a lot like mod podge.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on January 06, 2013 11:58:19 AM
PerfectlyBohemian: Thanks :) I'll just experiment with what I have around home then and with luck not spend any $.



Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 06, 2013 01:40:12 PM
Both my flags are done!! I'll be hitting the PO tomorrow.

And my son is currently in the sick club, too. Really hoping I'm not next! You guys aren't making me very hopeful!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on January 06, 2013 05:36:21 PM
Has anybody painted fabric before? How does acrylic work? I think I need to go to the craft store... I swear I read before of "fabric medium" which you can mix with the acrylics... I assume that makes it more flexible and not hard and breaky when it dries?

I paint on fabric with acrylics a lot. For things that are worn, they tend to crack, but I have done it one art dolls, and it never cracked. I did add a medium for making the paints thinner and more workable/blendable, but the medium feels and looks a lot like mod podge.

I have never actually painted on fabric but once in a pinch for a canvas painting I used collage-pauge (off brand of modge podge but slightly thiner) instead of slow dry blending gel.  My mom still has that painting and it hasn't shown any breakdown in the 4+ years since I painted it, so I assume it could work on fabric as well.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: susanab on January 06, 2013 05:54:43 PM
Glad that you are better, smmarrt. You had a long haul! My daughter was on antibiotics for her winter break--no fun. Everone else get better, stay better!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: MaryColleen on January 06, 2013 06:18:36 PM
Just checking in, have both of my flags started and close to being done - just looking for those finishing touches.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Melissaurus on January 06, 2013 06:25:48 PM
My flags are done and ready to be shipped on Monday.

I can't wait for everyone's flags to come in. I am so happy with how mine turned out - I'm really excited to see them get to their new homes.

Now I have one more swap to finish, and I'll be searching for more fantastic ones to participate in. :P Oh swapping - you're too addictive.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: ThriftyLiving4U on January 06, 2013 06:50:19 PM
Wheeeeeeww
Anyone ever have one of those moments when you realize that you've been mistaking the "sign-up" date on one swap with the "send-out" date on another?  I thought FOR SURE send-outs for this swap was tomorrow, so one flag is done and the other just needs to dry.  So.... time for me to breathe and try and nip this allergy illness in the bud (2nd time since Christmas).


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: cabaute on January 06, 2013 07:05:17 PM
One down, one still WIP!  I will be sending out PerfectlyBohemian's flag tomorrow.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: HotBananaPepper on January 06, 2013 07:41:53 PM
I'm looking at a midweek send off!  This is a really nice swap!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: adrienne_bowers on January 07, 2013 08:09:19 AM
DONE my prayer flag and I am soooo happy with it!!!  I want to keep it!   


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: ThriftyLiving4U on January 07, 2013 08:14:10 AM
DONE my prayer flag and I am soooo happy with it!!!  I want to keep it!   

Woo hoo...that's mine! ;)
A, I'm hoping to get to the post office today to mail yours!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on January 07, 2013 10:22:15 AM
Huzzah and happy monday to one and all!

I'm pretty chipper today...

1. Daughter went back to school (Hooray for getting back into a routine!)
2. Found my son's missing blanket after 2 days of frantic looking (It was at the bottom of his train track bin...darn that Thomas!)

3. I SHIPPED SHARALEE and PLAYSWITHNEEDLES FLAGS OFF TODAY!

I can't wait for them to see and (hopefully) like them!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: adrienne_bowers on January 07, 2013 11:00:52 AM
DONE my prayer flag and I am soooo happy with it!!!  I want to keep it!   

Woo hoo...that's mine! ;)
A, I'm hoping to get to the post office today to mail yours!

OHHH Yay!!!!   I can't wait!   I'll mail yours out wednesday or thursday I think


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Jen Sews on January 07, 2013 11:06:34 AM
Wheeeeeeww
Anyone ever have one of those moments when you realize that you've been mistaking the "sign-up" date on one swap with the "send-out" date on another?  I thought FOR SURE send-outs for this swap was tomorrow, so one flag is done and the other just needs to dry.  So.... time for me to breathe and try and nip this allergy illness in the bud (2nd time since Christmas).


Yes!  I thought I had to mail today and I am relieved that I don't BUT it did light a fire under me and I am excited about what I am doing.  I wanted to find a particular scrap of fabric which for me is like finding a needle in a haystack  (do I have too much fabric?  nahhh).  I found it and said hi to a lot of old friends  (scraps) along the way. 


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on January 07, 2013 12:19:17 PM
I am SO in love with the flag I'm doing for alwaysinmyroom! It's textural and and colorful and it combines a bunch of things that she likes. But I have to give a big THANK YOU to google image searches, because without it, neither flag would have come to fruition. My drawing skills are crap ::)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on January 07, 2013 01:08:19 PM
Huzzah and happy monday to one and all!

I'm pretty chipper today...

1. Daughter went back to school (Hooray for getting back into a routine!)
2. Found my son's missing blanket after 2 days of frantic looking (It was at the bottom of his train track bin...darn that Thomas!)

3. I SHIPPED SHARALEE and PLAYSWITHNEEDLES FLAGS OFF TODAY!

I can't wait for them to see and (hopefully) like them!

woohoo! I'm sure I'll love mine!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eiseldora on January 07, 2013 04:21:53 PM
I'm really happy with the way my flag is shaping, but I feel like I should add something extra to it... :D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: muddy21 on January 07, 2013 05:13:28 PM
I'm happily crafting away.  New techniques are working and so far I've even been able to find all the bits I wanted from my stash! Probably won't mail till the end of the week.  Best wishes for the coming year to all!!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on January 07, 2013 05:49:49 PM
putting finishing touches on the flag I am making for IsikkahJai...hope to send in the next couple days :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2013 07:20:10 AM
I received my flag from witchhippie!  I am glad because I was sweating over the style for her flag and now I know it will be just fine! :D

Isikkahjai--sounds like you are having fun!  I think our styles were more similar so the flag was easier for me to do...I will send off both flags probably on Friday since I would like to look at them a few more days! :D

I still need to take pictures, but I scanned the flag I got so maybe I will bring them to work and scan them instead!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Sharalee on January 08, 2013 08:24:09 AM
Huzzah and happy monday to one and all!

I'm pretty chipper today...

1. Daughter went back to school (Hooray for getting back into a routine!)
2. Found my son's missing blanket after 2 days of frantic looking (It was at the bottom of his train track bin...darn that Thomas!)

3. I SHIPPED SHARALEE and PLAYSWITHNEEDLES FLAGS OFF TODAY!

I can't wait for them to see and (hopefully) like them!

I'm so glad you & yours are feeling better! No fun feeling icky for the first of the new year!!

Can't wait for the package to come so excited! I'm sure I'll love it!!  Done with yours too, will be sending today or tomorrow!!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: WingsOfClay on January 08, 2013 09:47:04 AM
Just sent to IsikkahJai  ;D

should arrive by end of this week (NY to Cali, baby!)

hope she LUVS it!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on January 08, 2013 10:20:33 AM
Sooo, I don't know if it is too early for this, but are there any plans for a third round of Prayer Flag swapping? I wish I hadn't missed the first round! I would absolutely love to swap more flags :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on January 08, 2013 01:07:41 PM
Yes, PerfectlyBohemian, I think we DO need another round of prayer flags!  Susan and I need to look at our schedules, and we will report back!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on January 08, 2013 03:03:05 PM
Oh boy!! I just received from cabaute! SooooOOoo excited. I'm on my way to the gallery now to show off ;D


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: pioneer9 on January 08, 2013 03:23:39 PM
Mailed both mine yesterday; excited to see what my partners will think :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: silentblair on January 08, 2013 04:56:34 PM
Got my flag from the awesome playswithneedles today!
I LOVE IT!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on January 08, 2013 05:04:09 PM
Just a reminder: 
When you send and receive, please pm your partner and BOTH organizers (susanab and Leslieshappyheart).

Thanks!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Melissaurus on January 08, 2013 05:12:29 PM
Sent both of my flags today!! :D Wulf, flyraeven, I hope they get to you safe and sound!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on January 08, 2013 06:10:53 PM
I sent to both of my partners today.  I can't wait for them to get them and I hope they both like them!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Smmarrt on January 08, 2013 08:44:26 PM
I finished flag #1 and it turned out almost exactly as it appeared in my head - that never happens to me! Yay. So I will mail that one tomorrow and hope I have sweet dreams for flag #2.



Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: cabaute on January 09, 2013 07:11:22 PM
Finished my 2nd flag and will be sending to flyraeven tomorrow!  Sorry, LesliesHappyHeart, I missed the bit about being sure to let both moderators know when sending (guilty!   :-[)  I'll be sure to send the DC info on to you both for this one tomorrow.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on January 09, 2013 08:02:38 PM
Sooooo... if there are kitty footprints on my prayer flag... that's just a little extra love coming your way, wdicwg. The kitty prints all over my carpet, on the other hand... Sigh.

Apparently paint and kitties do NOT go together.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Smmarrt on January 10, 2013 08:46:00 AM
Both flags are done. I just need to take photos and pop them into the envies and mail out at lunch today.

To be honest, one was finished yesterday and ready to mail, but I opened the envelope and removed one part that was bugging me.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on January 10, 2013 08:51:15 AM
Finished my 2nd flag and will be sending to flyraeven tomorrow!  Sorry, LesliesHappyHeart, I missed the bit about being sure to let both moderators know when sending (guilty!   :-[)  I'll be sure to send the DC info on to you both for this one tomorrow.

Thank you, cabaute!  It makes it easier when Susan and I both get the info!

Reminder:
Tomorrow is send out day!  Finish up your flags and get them in the mail on Friday!

If you will be sending late, please let us know right away (pm both susanab and Leslieshappyheart)--thank you.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on January 10, 2013 08:52:04 AM
Sooooo... if there are kitty footprints on my prayer flag... that's just a little extra love coming your way, wdicwg. The kitty prints all over my carpet, on the other hand... Sigh.

Apparently paint and kitties do NOT go together.

I personally think kitty footprints make EVERYTHING better!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: sparks on January 10, 2013 09:53:50 AM
@ PerfectlyBohemian

Would you be interested in a personal prayer swap?


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: luckdragon on January 10, 2013 09:21:47 PM
Finished and sending tomorrow!  This was a really fun thing to craft! I hope my partner likes it!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: ThriftyLiving4U on January 10, 2013 09:53:41 PM
Finished and sending tomorrow!  This was a really fun thing to craft! I hope my partner likes it!
My sentiments exactly... partner! :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: wdicwg on January 10, 2013 10:02:47 PM
Sooooo... if there are kitty footprints on my prayer flag... that's just a little extra love coming your way, wdicwg. The kitty prints all over my carpet, on the other hand... Sigh.

Apparently paint and kitties do NOT go together.

I personally think kitty footprints make EVERYTHING better!

I agree


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: littlehajerika on January 11, 2013 12:43:17 AM
Whew! Stayed up until 3 something in the morning to finish it, but I did it. And I really, really love the way it turned out, I hope my partner likes it too!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on January 11, 2013 05:30:02 AM
@ PerfectlyBohemian

Would you be interested in a personal prayer swap?

I sent you a personal message :)


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: MaryColleen on January 11, 2013 01:42:29 PM
The finishing touches took a little longer to dry than I anticipated - but they are all wrapped up and in the mail!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on January 11, 2013 02:01:59 PM
I just received a text from flyraeven. She said that when she was walking into the post office her flags fell out of the plastic bag she had them in and they fell in a puddle. One is ruined and the other needs fixing. She is heartbroken. She won't have internet access until she comes over tonight after work. She'll be in touch here around 6p.

I saw one as a WIP and she had told me her plans for the other. They were going to be awesome  :-X


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eiseldora on January 11, 2013 02:48:51 PM
Watching my packages tracking number is interesting.

My package traveled to Hawaii from New Jersey on its way to Washington


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: cabaute on January 11, 2013 03:21:54 PM
I just received a text from flyraeven. She said that when she was walking into the post office her flags fell out of the plastic bag she had them in and they fell in a puddle. One is ruined and the other needs fixing. She is heartbroken. She won't have internet access until she comes over tonight after work. She'll be in touch here around 6p.

I saw one as a WIP and she had told me her plans for the other. They were going to be awesome  :-X

Oh no!  Sad to hear that.  :(


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on January 11, 2013 04:25:53 PM
I just received a text from flyraeven. She said that when she was walking into the post office her flags fell out of the plastic bag she had them in and they fell in a puddle. One is ruined and the other needs fixing. She is heartbroken. She won't have internet access until she comes over tonight after work. She'll be in touch here around 6p.

I saw one as a WIP and she had told me her plans for the other. They were going to be awesome  :-X

Oh no!  I'm glad she will be with you for support!  Hopefully she will be able to get them both ready for sending without too much trouble; how hard that must have been to see her work ruined.


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: muddy21 on January 11, 2013 04:44:59 PM
Very sad news from flyraeven!

One hopes that the package from Hawaii via New Jersey was headed to Washington, DC, not Washington state  :P

My flags to sparks and MaryColleen are in the mail!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: flyraeven on January 11, 2013 05:34:15 PM
A very sad day in the crafting world of Flyraeven indeed. I am so bummed, but also confident that the new ones will be even better! And will be ready to send by Monday!

Now to go furiously zone out and get lost in creation!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: IsikkahJai on January 11, 2013 09:41:40 PM
I'm hoping to be sending tomorrow too. I had a family thing to kind of---temper today. Turn bad tears into good and all that jazz ^^ It worked I think but that means i didn't get to send >.<


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: playswithneedles on January 12, 2013 05:59:08 PM
I received a wonderful "wonder" flag from Smmarrt today. It is so clever and well done - you will all love it, I'm sure. I do!! It is dark here now, so I'll take a daytime photo and post tomorrow. Thanks Smmarrt!

silentblair, I think your flag has arrived as well. Unfortunately, my PO box was full, so they put in a slip and said I had something to pick up. By the time I got there today, the customer service window was closed. So I'll have to either wait until next Saturday, or sneak away from work early one day this week so I can make it there before they close, which is what I will try and do!


Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on January 13, 2013 04:03:44 PM
I'm mailing mine out Monday. It was almost finished on Thursday but I just couldn't bear to finish it the way I originally planned. It made me cry just thinking of it... and then I browsed the gallery and somebody else's flag inspired me. Didn't have a chance to get back to the fabric store until Saturday (I thought I had the particular fabric in my stash, but I had similar... but I wanted the identical stuff and I KNEW it was at JoAnn's). I'm finishing it up right now.



Title: Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2; sign ups CLOSED, send by Jan 11, 2013
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 23, 2013 11:57:20 AM
Hey, everybody!  There is a new round of the Prayer Flag swap, open now on the swap board:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=420759.0