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Title: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on March 16, 2014 11:03:25 AM

Patch created by Watsonc7


Swap Name: Yet Another TM Patch Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
 Sign-up date range: March 16, 2014-March 31, 2014
 Date to send item by: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (new send-out date!)

 Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

 Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
 
 Swap Organizer himself/herself meets 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
 - Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
 - Is at least 18 years old: YES

 Swap Organizer 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

 Details of swap:
 Do you love making Teesha Moore-style patches? Have you always admired them but haven't yet caught the TM bug? Well, this could be the swap for you!

In this round of the TM Patch Swap, you will be crafting for 1 or 2 partners (first time swappers will be limited to 1 partner) and from 1-3 patches (you and your partner should agree on the exact number).

Also, you will have the option of exchanging a TM Patch Supply kit with your partner (contents of kit may include: floss, fabric, embellishments {buttons, beads, ribbons, charms, etc}, poly-fil, etc.).

Let's keep this swap simple and limit it to the sending of patches and kits (if you love sending extra things, consider adding those in to a kit :) ).

There are lots of inspirational patches from previous swaps, so check out some of the galleries here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407645.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402089.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426480.0#axzz2bcdxNvuF

IF your are new to making patches, here are some links to Teesha Moore's own video tutorials showing you her techniques. You won't want to miss these.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cm4RoEsgl0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt49UgGzy6k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=246iSNnS8So
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd3J7ttslQ


 If you want to participate, information to send to organizer, craftADDchick:

 QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
 Name of swap: Yet Another TM Patch Swap!
 Craftster username:
 Email address:
 Your real name:
 Mailing address including the country (please put it in the proper format for mailing to your country):
 Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
 Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
 Do you want one or two partners?
How many patches would you like to make for each partner (Organizer will attempt to match partners based on this information as much as possible)?
Do you also want to exchange a kit with your partner(s), in addition to the patches?
List at least four themes to inspire your partner: (Some themes from previous swaps were the beach, peace and love, buttons, rainbows, DOTD, trees and nature, literature, stripes and polkadots, craftster's choice.)
List peferred size range, if you have one:
Preferred colors, if any:
Are there any colors or themes you really don't want to receive?
Are odd shapes desireable, such as round or triangular patches?
Do you have a Pinterest, website, or WIST site that your partner can peruse for inspiration?

 IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find other rules about participating in a swap.


PARTICIPANTS:

1. craftADDchick
2. Alexampersandra
3. angielou1
4. Abbeeroad
5. Sharalee
6. goatgoddess
7. noodle-bug
8. gamemom42
9. GoldenSunshine
10. artsycandice
11. cindibee
12. quaggy
13. DaphadillyArt
14. CraftyMamaBee
15. crazyda79

Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432695.#axzz2yLfpYtaO


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 16, 2014 11:04:28 AM
Partners!

craftADDchick and artsycandice
GoldenSunshine and noodle-bug
cindibee and noodle-bug
GoldenSunshine and gamemom42
goatgoddess and crazyda79
artsycandice and gamemom42
quaggy and cindibee
crazyda79 and quaggy
CraftyMamaBee and Abbeeroad
angielou1 and DaphadillyArt
Abbeeroad and Sharalee
angielou1 and Sharalee
goatgoddess and Alexampersandra


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Alexampersandra on March 16, 2014 04:01:25 PM
I've never made one of these before, but I am dying to try now! Exciting!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: gamemom42 on March 16, 2014 05:15:31 PM
Hopefully I'll have a spot for this by the 31st. 


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: jennythor on March 16, 2014 05:24:36 PM
i have the questionnaire filled out, deciding if its the way i want to send it out or give it one last look


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 16, 2014 06:38:28 PM
Alexampersandra, I haven't made any either, but I'm really looking forward to giving it a go. I may make a practice one before sign-ups end.

gamemom4, I hope you have a spot, too!

jennythor, I changed mine 3 times already! But, if you need to change anything before signups end, it's easy to do.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: quaggy on March 16, 2014 07:00:13 PM
I will be  working on my info in the next few days!  Count me in I have missed making these and just received some awesome ones in OWS 101 check out the gallery to see them!
I just posted pictures.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 16, 2014 07:07:56 PM
quaggy, you're right! Those patches are fantastic! I think I'm going to have to keep my eyes peeled for fabrics with interesting images and start stacking them up. I'll have to start stalking JoAnn Fabrics for sales on cool fabrics!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: angielou1 on March 16, 2014 08:42:50 PM
Sent my questionnaire in ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 17, 2014 06:43:19 AM
I'm going to work on my questionnaire today. Sent! This is just what I need to reboot my TM project!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Sharalee on March 17, 2014 10:33:14 AM
Hi Ladies just sent my questionnaire in!! YA so much fun! I love these swaps!!
If you haven't made these yet you are going to love making these! You can take these with you to work on, waiting at the Dr's office or on a break at work.  That's one reason why they are fun & easy to make. Can't wait for partners!!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 17, 2014 04:41:21 PM
More swappers! :) Hooray! I almost took a detour to the fabric store on my way home today, but I figured I'd take a look in my stash first. I think I have a piece of fabric that I can use to make a practice patch... and start my new addiction ;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: noodle-bug on March 18, 2014 05:44:01 AM
Ohhh i love tm swaps! I'll sign up when i get home tonight to a proper computer, its too difficult on a phone  :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 18, 2014 06:51:36 PM
LOL, noodle-bug! I haven't mastered filling out forms/typing on my phone, especially when the page orientation doesn't flip to "landscape." I don't have big hands, but somehow, my fingers seem to get fat when I try to type on the phone.

I was hoping to hit the store for some fabric pieces today, but I got caught at school with a couple of things that couldn't wait. And, when I was about a minute from the store, I realized that I left my phone at school, which had my coupon on it. By the time I made the trip back, I'd lost my enthusiasm for browsing for fabric (if you can believe it!). I think I can get there after the staff meeting tomorrow, and then maybe I can attempt a practice patch tomorrow night (I'm hoping to mostly have a scarf for charity finished up tonight before it's time for bed, which is in about 10 or 15 minutes!).


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: vincentvanbuck on March 18, 2014 09:18:12 PM
Oh gosh.... I really want to do this, but there are two other tempting swaps with similar timelines... decisions, decisions!  I'm also in the Altered Puzzle Swap, so I'll see how far along I am with that at the end of the month and make my decision accordingly.

Incidentally, if someone is thinking about signing up, but wants to go very low commitment (say, 1 patch only), that would work well for me, so let me know if you'd be interested in partnering up!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 19, 2014 10:22:31 AM
vincentvanbuck, I'm leaning towards fewer patches with each partner, myself so there's one possible partner! :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 19, 2014 05:50:21 PM
I picked up a 1/8 yard cut of fabric today to make a particular patch I had in mind. Now, I need to verify a piece of information, and then I can dig out the rest of the supplies to make my very first patch!!

I will post a picture this weekend, I hope!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: goatgoddess on March 20, 2014 06:43:01 AM
I can't pass this up - off to do the signup sheet <g>


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: meowari on March 20, 2014 07:03:22 AM
I had so much fun with the last one I did! I'll keep an eye on this one, but I just joined the Art Doll swap and don't want to get overwhelmed. I'll see where I'm at closer to the end of sign-ups and then decide...


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Sharalee on March 20, 2014 10:00:37 AM
Hey "meowari" I understand what you mean about getting overwhelmed, but you could just get one partner & make 1 TM patch. Also make a bunch of patches up before hand have different colors & sizes & when you get your partner then put on the accessories when you know what her themes are. Just a Idea. I'm in the Art Doll Swap too!
There's "vincentvanbuck" that wants 1 partner & 1 Patch so there you are! I like more patches so I can finish my bag I've been trying to make for 3 yrs. I keep making other people there's HA! Anyway I would do a Personal swap with you if you want also?


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 20, 2014 04:39:30 PM
Hooray for goatgoddess! And, meowari, Sharalee is right- one partner & 1 patch is definitely an option.

On Saturday, I'm visiting one of my art teacher friends, and I'm thinking that we may need to do a little patch making! We don't have any definite plans (or any tentative ones, either) besides lunch, so it could be just the thing! I bet she'd love making them, too! I'll have to pack up some supplies, just in case :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Sharalee on March 21, 2014 01:10:24 PM
"craftADDchick" Your fun sewing project with your friend sounds like lots of fun!!  Hope you can show us all what you made! It'd be exciting to see what you come up with.  I think I'll make some blanks of different fabrics & colors & put the accessories in later. Also have to look through my stash for the kit to put together. Might have to go on a shopping spree!!!  YA..............   ;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 21, 2014 05:24:34 PM
Sharalee, I think I'm going to dig through my fabric stash and see what I can find (and then head to bed... it's been a long week!). And, I like the idea of making up a bunch of "blanks" so you only have to add the details.

I'll definitely post pics of what I make this weekend (even if it's only one :) ). I haven't heard back from my friend, so I'm assuming it's a go!

I saw in her video that she uses pearl cotton, but can regular embroidery floss work? I don't want to have to buy anything right now...


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: noodle-bug on March 21, 2014 06:39:32 PM
I pretty much always use normal stranded floss, since i have a good colour range in stash. Works fine  ;D (actually.... I sometimes prefer it since it's a thinner thread, even though i use two strands - so it lays flatter. I like to have varying textures to my patches)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 22, 2014 07:04:07 AM
Thanks, noodle-bug! I have a whole bunch of floss that I picked up at a yard sale. It came all wrapped neatly on little cardboard "spools" and stashed in plastic cases... but not labeled, so I don't know color/brand, making it perfect for these patches!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: meowari on March 22, 2014 07:16:16 AM
Hey "meowari" I understand what you mean about getting overwhelmed, but you could just get one partner & make 1 TM patch. Also make a bunch of patches up before hand have different colors & sizes & when you get your partner then put on the accessories when you know what her themes are. Just a Idea. I'm in the Art Doll Swap too! Anyway I would do a Personal swap with you if you want also?

Thanks for that, Sharalee, but I think I'll wait. I did a personal TM swap a couple of years ago and my hands got so bad that it took me 3 months to get the patches to my partner (I couldn't hold a pen, much less a needle) and I'm a little superstitious about both TM and personal swaps now... I went to physical therapy and I have pretty much full use of my hands now, but I am so scared that it will happen again. It's terribly unreasonable, but I just associate those two things with my hands not working  :(

On the other hand, I do need to face my fears... Darn you, fellow craftsters, for being such a supportive community! Arghhh! I am 99.99% convinced that I can do this, but I will probably wait a little while to make the final decision  :-\


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: GoldenSunshine on March 22, 2014 07:31:32 AM
Omg! Been waiting for one!!! Yes!!! I will be sending out the questionnaire sometime tonight! Hold my spot!! :-DD I am excited!!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 22, 2014 07:42:56 AM
GoldenSunshine, plenty of room! And, I'll be gone most of the day, so I'll add in any new swappers tonight!

And, hopefully, I'll have my first ever TM patch finished :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: crazyda79 on March 22, 2014 09:32:19 AM
I had so much fun making these the first time, I've been looking for a reason to make more. O should sign up. Hmmmm


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: gamemom42 on March 22, 2014 12:17:07 PM
I decided not to join then I I looked at my patch collection and decided resistance was indeed futile.  2014 is shaping up to be my best stash busting year ever and what better way to use those wonderful little bits and scraps than TM patches?


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: crazyda79 on March 22, 2014 12:23:07 PM
I decided not to join then I I looked at my patch collection and decided resistance was indeed futile.  2014 is shaping up to be my best stash busting year ever and what better way to use those wonderful little bits and scraps than TM patches?


I, too, am stash busting like crazy this year so I believe a TM patch swap is perfect!  Yay for destashing!!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Alexampersandra on March 22, 2014 04:29:11 PM
I decided not to join then I I looked at my patch collection and decided resistance was indeed futile.  2014 is shaping up to be my best stash busting year ever and what better way to use those wonderful little bits and scraps than TM patches?


I, too, am stash busting like crazy this year so I believe a TM patch swap is perfect!  Yay for destashing!!!

Stash busting is a newly added goal of mine, so I am (barely) resisting the urge to go buy a bunch of fun new things, and telling myself over and over "look at all the neat things in your stash... wouldn't you like to use some of those things?... you don't need to go to the craft store..." We'll see how successful I am by the end.  ;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 22, 2014 05:13:27 PM
I agree! These patches are perfect for stash busting! I just spent the afternoon (and early evening) at my friend's house and I we each made our first patches!

Here's mine:


I had a different plan in mind when I started (which is why the last 2 letters {the first ones I stitched} curve upwards), but I changed it at least twice as I went along. But, I really like how it came out, even though it took a lot longer than I expected :)

Here is the one my friend made (she's not on Craftster, yet!):



It's made using pieces of cashmere sweaters, and is super soft!

If I have time, I might try another one this week ;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: artsycandice on March 22, 2014 06:15:14 PM
Arghhhh! Teesha Moore, you are an evil woman! And Crafster, you are a dark and brooding enabler. I have been stalking, but resisting this swap... until today. I had never seen or heard of these patches before and decided to go through past galleries, and then watch the tutorials, and then realize that I had a stash of awesome bits of fabric I've been hording for no real purpose other than to entertain my inner bower bird. I had to stitch some pillows together, pull out my embroidery floss and give-it-a-whirl.

Why! WHY!!!! WHY!!!!!!!!

*sigh*

You will be receiving my questionnaire before the weekend is over.

Oh, and craftADDchick... you're not helping the resistance.

That is all.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 22, 2014 06:32:25 PM

Oh, and craftADDchick... you're not helping the resistance.

That is all.

:D  It is all part of my crafty plan...

;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Sharalee on March 24, 2014 08:29:25 AM
"craftADDchick" I use what's in my fabric stash & what ever floss I have. Great find your floss!  I got some on craiglist's once a whole bag full, but I do like the thicker ones that are longer & twisted sold by the others ones & it's pearl cotton. I used that more for going around the perimeter I like it to show & the regular floss I like it so I can separate it & just use 1 or 2 strands to sew in the felt things or other accessories because I don't want it to show that much.
Your patches looks great!  Glad you had fun making those with your friend. I did make a couple blanks & need to make more. I had to color & highlight my hair yesterday it needed to be done. HA
"meowari" I'm so sorry about your hands. I understand about what happens, mine get to crapping sometimes I have to put them hot water & it helps. You take care!
"GoldenSunshine" Yeah I'm so glad you are signing up!!
"Crazyda79"  Hope you sign up! It'll be fun!!
gamemom42" So glad you are joining us!
"artsycandice" Hope you join us! I know what you mean about the all the great swaps! I try to do just 2 swaps at time. That's my limit!  I'd love to join a whole bunch more.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: artsycandice on March 24, 2014 01:40:29 PM
Ahhhh! The waiting for partners drives me nuts. When I decide to do a swap I want to get started now! ;D
Fortunately with this one I can get a pile of these patches made then embellish them as I may need to or pick the ones that will suit my partner(s) the best. Yay for scrap-using-uppy-ventures!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 24, 2014 05:24:13 PM
Sharalee, I think I need to do a bit of stash organizing so I can see what I have to really play with (some of my stash is "dedicated" fabric, so I can't use it now). And, when I got to my friend's house, she had a whole bin of pearl cottons to use (and I used the very fussy metallic silver), and bunches of beads. I used my own fabric, floss and polyfil :)  And, now that I've made one, I can see the value in making up a bunch of pillows in advance!

artsycandice, as soon as I locate my index cards (they are nearby, but I can't see them just yet), I will actually do some preliminary partner work (subject to change, of course, but it helps me to feel more organized, even if it changes completely!). Does that make you feel any better? ;D  And now, I'd best go sign you up officially ;)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: cindibee on March 24, 2014 06:09:38 PM
Very excited to do this swap! I've had my eye on the Teesha Moore patches for a while and now this will be incentive for me to start making more patches from the basket of supplies I've been gathering for a while!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: DaphadillyArt on March 25, 2014 11:18:28 AM
My first TM swap *grin* Let the patch hoarding begin!!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: quaggy on March 25, 2014 05:31:08 PM
Info has been sent,  now the wait for approval and a partner


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 25, 2014 06:01:59 PM
I just got home, and pretty much the first thing I did was to add the newest swappers to the list!

I love adding new names to the list :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: jennythor on March 27, 2014 06:04:34 AM
sad Jenny, but i will have to beg off this one  :-[
i'll keep stalking the swap and the gallery though to get inspired
sometimes life just gets in the way  :'(


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 27, 2014 01:44:28 PM
Oh, bummer, jennythor! But, I can understand how life can get in the way- I have no idea what happened to this week! It feels like yesterday was Monday...


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Sharalee on March 27, 2014 01:49:19 PM
Ah so sorry "jennythor" you wont' be able join us! I understand how life gets in the way! Maybe the next time! Yes stalk the gallery & join in. Good luck!!

Well I've been making more blanks just kind of guessing colors & getting things together for the kits. It's fun looking for things. Can't wait for partners!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: angielou1 on March 27, 2014 09:40:54 PM
SO HARD WAITING FOR PARTNERS!!!!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: DaphadillyArt on March 28, 2014 09:44:22 AM
SO HARD WAITING FOR PARTNERS!!!!!

Yes! I've been practicing patches (since it's my first time) I am going to try a TM mug rug today too!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 28, 2014 05:30:15 PM
I will work on finishing partners when I get home Monday night (I have a meeting after work, and won't be home until around 6 pm), so I'll make that the final cutoff time. It's almost here!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014-close 6PM ET; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on March 28, 2014 09:42:27 PM
Well this is my first swap back after having a baby in February.. It seemed like a great way to ease myself back into my crafty life! Can't wait to start! I have been planning some Frozen Patches to make into a journal cover and this will be fun practice!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014-close 6PM ET; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 29, 2014 06:17:41 AM
Just added in CraftyMamaBee! :)  I'll be out for the rest of the day, so I'll add in any other new swappers tomorrow.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014-close 6PM ET; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: DaphadillyArt on March 29, 2014 08:58:29 AM
Well this is my first swap back after having a baby in February.. It seemed like a great way to ease myself back into my crafty life! Can't wait to start! I have been planning some Frozen Patches to make into a journal cover and this will be fun practice!

Congrats on the new baby!  ;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014-close 6PM ET; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Sharalee on March 29, 2014 10:29:44 AM
"Congratulations" on  your new bundle of joy! ;D  Hey a patch with your baby's birthday & Name would be neat!! just an Idea!  ;)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014-close 6PM ET; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 31, 2014 07:55:18 AM
Woohoo! Partners today! Super psyched.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014-close 6PM ET; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: crazyda79 on March 31, 2014 09:59:52 AM
Well, I guess before I plant myself in the craft room (to clean it out) for the day, I should turn in my questionnaire.  Yeah, this is an easy low stress swap and goodness knows I have enough stash to make plenty of them LOL!  Alright, let me go fill it out!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014-close 6PM ET; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 31, 2014 11:28:02 AM
Because I'm not feeling well, I'm skipping my meeting. So, as soon as 6 PM ET hits, I'll be able to post the partner list! And then, I'll get questionnaires out soon after...


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014-close 6PM ET; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: crazyda79 on March 31, 2014 12:30:58 PM
I got all distracted and did 14 others things before filling out the questionnaire, but it's done now!  Woohoo!  Now to focus on that craft room


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014-close 6PM ET; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: artsycandice on March 31, 2014 02:25:05 PM
Yay partners! And I just found a whole other pile of fabric I'd forgotten about. How did THAT happen? ;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU March 16-31, 2014-close 6PM ET; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 31, 2014 03:05:24 PM
Partners are posted! It's not organized the way I usually like to do it, so it may change soon (not the partners, just how the list looks :) ).

I'll be sending questionnaires soon!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 31, 2014 03:30:05 PM
Questionnaires sent! Please let me know if I sent you the wrong information (the list in the second post of the thread is "official"). I think I did okay, but I tried a new method, so I'm hoping I did it all correctly (and didn't send you your own questionnaire :) ).


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: quaggy on March 31, 2014 04:46:48 PM
Hope you get to feeling better. Glad to see partners loving the themes I get to go with for both

My computer has been in the shop for 2 and a half weeks and I left my I pad  at work will pm my partners tomorrow.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: gamemom42 on March 31, 2014 05:19:20 PM
Thanks for the quick partnering!  Hope you feel better.



Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on March 31, 2014 05:34:18 PM
Thanks for the well wishes! My team partner just texted me that he's taking tomorrow off :( I can't miss any days this week because I have to get notebooks graded, and the stack I brought home haven't been touched... guess I'll be heading in early tomorrow! Guess I shouldn't have done some "comfort crafting" tonight ;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: angielou1 on March 31, 2014 07:57:35 PM
Yeah partners!
Hi "Sharalee" ;D
Hi "DaphadillyArt"  ;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on April 01, 2014 12:21:49 AM
Thanks for the congratulatory messages! Sorry I didn't see them sooner, but my in-laws were here meeting their newest granddaughter for the first time! We had fun but I was so anxious to get a partner!

:::waves hi to AbbeeRoad:::

AbbeeRoad, I have a few thoughts... And will most likely *try to get some idea of what I will do tomorrow! My oldest will be in preschool and the baby will be sleeping so I might actually get some "me" time in the afternoon! I can't wait!!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: noodle-bug on April 01, 2014 04:28:58 AM
Zowee! my partners have some awesome inspiring themes!! happy noodle happily brainstorms....


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 01, 2014 06:34:00 AM
:::waves hi to AbbeeRoad:::

Right back atcha, CraftyMamaBee! :D

And hi Sharalee!! :D

Pretty sure I got the best two partners on the block! ;)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Sharalee on April 01, 2014 09:59:03 AM
Yeah partners!!!

Hi "angielou1"

Hi "abbeerroad" Thanks

I've got some pretty cool partners too!!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on April 01, 2014 12:34:01 PM
Man I've got some great ideas coming! I might try one out tonight... There are some awesome crafters in this group! I'm already excited for the gallery!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: DaphadillyArt on April 01, 2014 02:46:02 PM
Yeah partners!
Hi "Sharalee" ;D
Hi "DaphadillyArt"  ;D

*waves* Hi! Loving your pins!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: goatgoddess on April 02, 2014 07:07:34 AM
partners! - already have a few ideas - hoping to get a good start on things this weekend  ;D 


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: crazyda79 on April 02, 2014 05:05:31 PM
I have four patches started, three in pillow form and one finished :)  I am so excited about this!.  I have one more patch waiting to be cut out.  I had fun raiding my fabric stash and found great fabric for my partners.  At least, I think its great fabric for them LOL


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on April 02, 2014 05:22:30 PM
Go, crazyda79! I wish I had time to start right now but instead I am thinking about which themes I want to try, and also about what I have on hand to use. I have a couple of ideas, but I need to decide if I can actually carry them out :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: crazyda79 on April 02, 2014 05:29:34 PM
Go, crazyda79! I wish I had time to start right now but instead I am thinking about which themes I want to try, and also about what I have on hand to use. I have a couple of ideas, but I need to decide if I can actually carry them out :)

I' lucky enough to be on spring break this week so I have plenty of time plus my husband now has a job (after 16 months of unemployment) and that always more alone time for me and peaceful crafting without him giving me funky looks for making messes and such LOL!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: gamemom42 on April 02, 2014 05:46:59 PM
I  havent started yet, but I have narrowed my fabrics down to a small mountain of choices.  I have had my hoarding tendencies validated too!  One of my partners has a unique theme and I just happen to have been saving the absolutely perfect thing for it for about thirty years!   ;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: GoldenSunshine on April 02, 2014 10:47:28 PM
Noodle-bug and I did a personal swap a month ago, and I laughed when I found out she is my partner again!! I am excited to work with her again brainstorm her neat themes! :-D Noodle-bug, you should share the patches that I made for you!



Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: artsycandice on April 02, 2014 11:25:52 PM
... I just happen to have been saving the absolutely perfect thing for it for about thirty years!   ;D

That is some serious hoarding! ;)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: gamemom42 on April 03, 2014 06:28:18 AM
... I just happen to have been saving the absolutely perfect thing for it for about thirty years!   ;D

That is some serious hoarding! ;)


yeah; I have a bit of a problem.   All of my hoarding takes place in the basement so anyone who enters my home thinks I'm just a normal parson.  Little do they know .   .  .


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: angielou1 on April 03, 2014 10:02:07 AM
TEE HEE HEE  ;D Having too much fun!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Sharalee on April 03, 2014 12:46:09 PM
Well sounds like everyone is busy making or in the process of making their patches. I have all 6 pillows made & will be putting on the accessories soon. That'll take a little more time & I also cut out more patches for the kit & maybe one pillow done each & they can work on the accessorizing & embellishments. I'll put a little more things in too! I'm having a blast.........HA HA  :D

I also have most of my Hording downstairs but lately it's been creeping upstairs more & more as my Husband has been telling me! Oh well that's the way it goes!   ;)

Have a great DAY everyone!!  :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: cindibee on April 03, 2014 08:03:06 PM
FINALLY got around to clearing off my crafting table, so I should be starting on patches for my partners this weekend. :)

I've got some GREAT ideas.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Alexampersandra on April 04, 2014 05:54:53 AM
One of my favorite things about doing swaps is the effect it has had on my craft stash... Sure, I've added bits and pieces here and there, but I use up those things I've been holding on to since forever, because I never would have used them on things for myself, but they just so happen to be perfect for a partner, and off they go to enjoy a new, exciting life!

I haven't checked, but I think I have just the right things for this one... we shall see!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: artsycandice on April 04, 2014 09:45:48 AM
With four patches waiting to be made I finally, FINALLY, hit on a solid idea last night and have been able to get started on the first one this morning. Whew!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: quaggy on April 04, 2014 07:45:52 PM
A bit behind for me.  Had to buy a new laptop but finally back to the cyber world.  I start a weeks vacation so plenty of craft time.  Hoping to start stash busting into piles tomorrow.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on April 05, 2014 09:57:47 PM
I got a few ideas and am hoping to work a few out tomorrow.... Baby didn't sleep too much today.... Tomorrow will be better! Can't wait to see how a few things turn out for me....


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: crazyda79 on April 05, 2014 11:29:44 PM
I have officially finished all five of my patches ;)  I think I might have overstuffed two of them but I don't think it really affects them too badly  ::)  Oh goodness, swap anxiety BEFORE it leaves my house!  That's a first for me!  LOL


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on April 06, 2014 07:29:02 AM
Wow, crazyda! You work fast!

So, this means it's time for the official request:

Please remember to send me a PM when you send AND when you receive. When things get busy, I don't always see sent/received comments in the thread. Thank you!


And, I will set up the gallery post soon!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 07, 2014 06:27:52 AM
I got a few ideas and am hoping to work a few out tomorrow.... Baby didn't sleep too much today.... Tomorrow will be better! Can't wait to see how a few things turn out for me....

Exciting! I can't wait either. :) Good luck with the babe.

I haven't started yet. I've got my ideas, though!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: angielou1 on April 07, 2014 11:32:58 AM
Still here too. ;D. Trying out some new Technics, well at least to me,so..still working on them.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on April 07, 2014 12:06:49 PM
I can start working on things this weekend. It'll be a bit crazy until then.

And, I just realized that I made sendouts a week earlier than I thought. I thought I had them at the end of my vacation, not at the beginning... oops!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: noodle-bug on April 08, 2014 04:24:59 AM
parcel one done, and ready to mail later today.... parcel two goes into production tonight :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: DaphadillyArt on April 08, 2014 10:18:15 AM
2 of my 3 are done. The third will be finished today. Our PO has craptastic hours so hopefully my husband will be kind and mail sometime this week.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Sharalee on April 08, 2014 12:55:54 PM
Still working on the patches & the kits. Having fun! Have 1 completely finished & another started at least the pillows part were all made up. Now just accessorized & embroidery & also finish the kits. I found a lot of little things that I had saved for awhile & some old things too.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on April 08, 2014 01:19:34 PM
At midnight tonight, I will be temporarily free to craft! Of course, I still won't have time until Friday at the earliest, but at least I won't have the looming pile of papers to finish so I can enter end-of-term grades- due at midnight, of course!

Quick dinner break and then I head up to finish the last of it!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: crazyda79 on April 08, 2014 04:34:07 PM
I have sent my two packages!  These were so fun and easy to take with me to my 2nd job and while watching TV.  Loved them.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on April 08, 2014 06:35:46 PM
Since we have our first sender, here's the link to the gallery (it's also listed in the first post):

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432695.#axzz2yLfpYtaO

I think I have everyone and their partners listed correctly... Please let me know if I made a mistake, especially since I'm operating on a brain that is drained by end of term grading :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: goatgoddess on April 11, 2014 06:42:59 AM
cool and I have something to post - got mine yesterday - will get pics after work today.  :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: artsycandice on April 11, 2014 07:01:46 AM
Yay! It will be awesome to start to be able to see the work that is happening on this swap.

On that note, I have a set finished to send out to one of my partners, finally!! I'll be shipping today!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on April 11, 2014 08:07:10 AM
I also can't wait to see what people are making! I need some inspiration, especially since I have to start this weekend!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on April 12, 2014 07:43:09 AM
Well with it being Spring Break this week and a 3 yo with a cold... I didn't get as much done this week as I would have liked, but it's the weekend so daddy doesn't haves to work and that means I have and extra pair of eyes and arms around so I can get some crafting done! Yesterday I got my designs together and I am hoping to get some major work done today.... The inspiration finally hit and I am gonna run with it while I can!



Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: artsycandice on April 12, 2014 08:53:12 AM
I have finally started my last patch! My two year old wandered off with the base I was initially going to use and I haven't been able to find it so I stalled out for a few days. The muse has hit again however and I am rolling once more! I am due just about any day now so it is a mad dash to the end. (And one more small for another swap). So close, so close!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on April 12, 2014 10:52:07 AM
Nothing like a baby on the way to help you meet a craft deadline, artsycandice! :)

Today, my goal is to clear out a space in my living room so I can move a ton of books out of the bedroom, so it can get painted. It'll be a big job (I have a lot of books!), but once I get it done (the book-moving, not the painting), I can work on my patches.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: gamemom42 on April 12, 2014 11:59:11 AM
Life keeps getting in the way of patch making so I've made very little progress.  Hopefully I can find a quiet evening this week to catch up.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Robinpich on April 12, 2014 07:57:24 PM
DANGGIT!!! I missed the sign ups on this one!   >:( 
I will watch the gallery...and oooh and ahhhh.  Hope I can join the next one!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on April 13, 2014 08:03:36 AM
DANGGIT!!! I missed the sign ups on this one!   >:( 
I will watch the gallery...and oooh and ahhhh.  Hope I can join the next one!


Unless someone else wants to start one sooner, I can start up a new one mid-June! :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: GoldenSunshine on April 13, 2014 06:41:35 PM
DANGGIT!!! I missed the sign ups on this one!   >:( 
I will watch the gallery...and oooh and ahhhh.  Hope I can join the next one!


Unless someone else wants to start one sooner, I can start up a new one mid-June! :)

Pretty please?!? :-D I will be a happy lady!  :P


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: artsycandice on April 13, 2014 07:23:53 PM
Finished! I'm mailing to partner #2 tomorrow. Yay!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 14, 2014 06:15:21 AM
Home with a sick kid today. Going to try to start stitching!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on April 14, 2014 02:57:16 PM
DANGGIT!!! I missed the sign ups on this one!   >:( 
I will watch the gallery...and oooh and ahhhh.  Hope I can join the next one!


Unless someone else wants to start one sooner, I can start up a new one mid-June! :)

Pretty please?!? :-D I will be a happy lady!  :P

Well, now that I have such an amazingly awesome start to my collection of science-themed patches (go check out the gallery, if you haven't already done so!), I want to start another one right away! But, I really need to be mindful of my work schedule (plus I have an added job that I need to finish before the end of the school year... 52 hours of work to do...). So, mid-June it will probably be! But, I think it's a definite thing!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: quaggy on April 14, 2014 04:30:46 PM
My patches arrived today from crazyda79.  They are perfect.  We thought they were lost but the post office came through.  I am so thankful because they are perfect!!!!  Hope to get photos up later tonight!!!!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Sharalee on April 14, 2014 04:43:24 PM
Hey sounds like everyone is busy,busy, me too! Just got my other swap sent now I can really focus on this one. I have a couple more done & still working on the rest.

"quaggy" glad you found your package. I'll go & see them after I get off here!

Mid June sounds good! I'll be there!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on April 14, 2014 10:37:28 PM
Abbeeroad, I hope your little one is feeling better! In our house all last week my 3 yo had a horrible cold and yesterday morning my 2 month old started and today I woke up with it... we are just a coughing mess in our home! But tomorrow we head back to Preschool and will be stitching while we wait for pick up!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 15, 2014 07:37:31 AM
Abbeeroad, I hope your little one is feeling better! In our house all last week my 3 yo had a horrible cold and yesterday morning my 2 month old started and today I woke up with it... we are just a coughing mess in our home! But tomorrow we head back to Preschool and will be stitching while we wait for pick up!

Thanks! He's in school today, but yes, coughing mess sounds about right here, too. Hope your house is cough-free soon!

Funny thing about sick kids, they are actually NOT conducive to stitching, haha. Thinking this weekend will be a stitching frenzy!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: quaggy on April 15, 2014 06:34:57 PM
Hopes are to get pictures posted tomorrow after I get home from work.  Not feeling to well tonight and fixing to head to bed.  Planning on a trip to the lake this weekend and will be packing my patches with me, a great night time project.  Sorry for the delay in photos!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: angielou1 on April 15, 2014 10:11:52 PM
Still moving along. Hoping to send out before Easter.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Alexampersandra on April 16, 2014 04:29:06 AM
I have both patches all planned out, but I know I need one thing from the craft store... maybe two things. Otherwise, assembly is underway!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: cindibee on April 17, 2014 05:59:51 PM
I have finished the patches for one of my partners, and am working on the patches for my other partner. I'm also getting moved to a new town in the middle of all this, so WHEEEEE!

One of my partners has sent out and I am SO EXCITED to see what she made for me!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on April 18, 2014 08:37:18 AM
I am planning to work on my patches today! I might get one finished, but my idea might change depending on my materials. I've had a very slow start to my day... I'm still in my PJs and may stay in them all day!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Sharalee on April 18, 2014 09:18:47 AM
I'm still working on my patches & all most done! That's a good Idea "craftADDchick" to stay in your PJ's all day!  ;) I'm having a slow day too! I had to have my cup of coffee first! HA :D
Have a great day everyone & I hope everyone who were sick are feeliing better! ;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: DaphadillyArt on April 18, 2014 01:30:16 PM
Can't wait to see all these patches!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on April 19, 2014 07:25:11 AM
So, folks, I have a question...

When I set up the swap, I thought Easter was a week earlier, (and I also thought my school vacation was a week earlier) so the crafting time I thought I'd have this weekend is truncated by Easter Sunday.

If enough people would like some more time, I can shift the send-out date by a week. I'd hate for people to feel extra pressure and/or need to send late because I can't read a calendar properly :)

Chime in and let me know!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: Alexampersandra on April 19, 2014 07:41:58 AM
I'll be plowing through a large chunk of my patches work tomorrow before making food for Easter family dinner... I wouldn't say no to some extra craft time in case I screw something up, then I wouldn't have to rush to fix it! But I can also be done in time for Tuesday otherwise.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: artsycandice on April 19, 2014 07:43:30 AM
My vote probably doesn't count since I've already sent, but I think extra time for those who need it would be wonderful! Creativity can't be rushed! ;)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on April 19, 2014 08:14:23 AM
My vote probably doesn't count since I've already sent, but I think extra time for those who need it would be wonderful! Creativity can't be rushed! ;)

Your vote can count! :)

I know what I'm making for you, but I think it's going to take me longer than I am expecting... Pillows being stitched today, and then I can start my embroidery. I just have to figure out at what point I should attach something to the pillow...


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: DaphadillyArt on April 19, 2014 10:00:50 AM
Already sent too but I agree, I'd rather people get extra time than feel rushed.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap: SU closed; SO April 22, 2014
Post by: craftADDchick on April 19, 2014 11:12:59 AM
Okay... Since, so far, nobody has said, "No! We must send on Tuesday because I planned my life around that send-out date!" I will move the date to next Tuesday.

If you don't end up needing the extra time- hooray! But if you do- hooray!

:)

So, the new send-out date is Tuesday April 29th (and my gosh, how did April fly by so fast!?!).


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: Sharalee on April 19, 2014 12:30:00 PM
I won't say no I can use another day or so. I'll try for Mon. if not it'll be Tues. Working on my last two, then all 6 will be done & most of the kits are all most done. Just a couple last minute things! I'm having so much fun making these!! :D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: quaggy on April 19, 2014 05:57:31 PM
The time will help me.  I managed to make 5 pillows prior to leaving for the lake.  I just sat and pinned them ready to do the outer stitching  and start adding creativity.  I am in for the night a little sun burnt, and tired but what better way to relax!!!!!  Plans are to be ready to send by Tuesday , but if not the additional time helps!  Thanks so much!!!!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on April 21, 2014 03:34:34 PM
Phew! I could have used a little extra time! Easter with two little one's somehow took away all my extra time... ha ha... like I ever have extra time! That usually means more time to stay up late after everyone is in bed!

I am still hoping to mail out tomorrow, but the extra time could come in handy!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 21, 2014 05:02:20 PM
I am ready to embroider, but I am a bit chicken. If I mess it up, I will probably have to start from scratch. But, I have all of the prep work done, so I can't put it off any longer! Well, I have to put it off until at least tomorrow night. I'm just taking a break from PILES of laundry and STACKS of dishes (not kidding... sadly).


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 22, 2014 06:48:42 AM
Lol...this is what I get for not checking the thread over the weekend (and a busy day at work yesterday).

I marathoned it last night to get my patches done (with That 70's Show for company, of course). It was a late night crafting frenzy, haha. I'm ready to send, but now I wonder if I should take a moment to examine my work and see if I could do better with more time.

Nah...I'll probably send at lunchtime. ;)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: goatgoddess on April 22, 2014 07:33:33 AM
april 29th is good - thanks! ;D
I had gotten busy and checked the date so was very glad to see it was the 29th


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 22, 2014 12:48:44 PM
Lol...this is what I get for not checking the thread over the weekend (and a busy day at work yesterday).

I marathoned it last night to get my patches done (with That 70's Show for company, of course). It was a late night crafting frenzy, haha. I'm ready to send, but now I wonder if I should take a moment to examine my work and see if I could do better with more time.

Nah...I'll probably send at lunchtime. ;)

LOL! Sorry about that! I almost sent a group PM... next time!

And my schedule/plans for this week have changed so many times I am all screwed up, so I'm definitely glad for the extra time!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 22, 2014 12:58:48 PM
haha...no worries. I try to unplug nights and weekends and may not have even seen a PM. And with other swap deadlines approaching it's probably best I just got this one done!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: Alexampersandra on April 23, 2014 05:34:04 AM
I'm very glad for the extra time... The border of one of my patches and I are in a fight to the death, it would seem.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 23, 2014 07:11:25 AM
haha...no worries. I try to unplug nights and weekends and may not have even seen a PM. And with other swap deadlines approaching it's probably best I just got this one done!

Whew! I feel better now :)


I had plans last night to attempt the embroidery on one patch, but decided to take a nap (around 4:30)... and woke up at 7:30 this morning. I wasn't feeling 100% yesterday, so I think I needed that VERY long nap!

I'm heading out in a bit, but am going to cancel my evening plans, since I'm still not back to full capacity. That way, I can camp out on the sofa and stitch :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 23, 2014 07:14:26 AM
Please remember to send me a PM when you SEND and when you RECEIVE.

I don't want to miss anything! If you see something that needs updating on the sent/received list, let me know :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: artsycandice on April 23, 2014 08:06:48 AM
haha...no worries. I try to unplug nights and weekends and may not have even seen a PM. And with other swap deadlines approaching it's probably best I just got this one done!

Whew! I feel better now :)


I had plans last night to attempt the embroidery on one patch, but decided to take a nap (around 4:30)... and woke up at 7:30 this morning. I wasn't feeling 100% yesterday, so I think I needed that VERY long nap!

I'm heading out in a bit, but am going to cancel my evening plans, since I'm still not back to full capacity. That way, I can camp out on the sofa and stitch :)

See, sometimes our body is not very subtle in letting us know that we need a break! Take it easy, breath, look out the window, enjoy the spring weather, and stitch like a made woman! Muahahaha! ... (my coffee is sinking in.)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 23, 2014 02:14:37 PM
As soon as I finish checking in around here, I will be picking up needle and floss!

And, I'm not taking any naps today :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 23, 2014 06:08:12 PM
So, I have learned something tonight... using the right needle for embroidery makes the job much easier...

A tapestry needle does not an embroidery needle make...


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: artsycandice on April 23, 2014 06:36:11 PM
So, I have learned something tonight... using the right needle for embroidery makes the job much easier...

A tapestry needle does not an embroidery needle make...

lol


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: cindibee on April 23, 2014 09:43:43 PM
Oh wow, just now realized the send-out date has been moved. How serendipitous!

I am in the middle of a stressful move to Houston and the extra time is DEFINITELY appreciated. I'm nearing the end of all the preparations for my move and I had planned on finishing up Partner #2's patches tomorrow. Nice to know I'm not the only one who needed the extra time!

I have also received from one partner, so I will be posting photos ASAP!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 24, 2014 03:15:13 PM
My first patch is officially finished! Hooray!

But, it took so much time that I now need to revise what I'm doing for the next one. And apparently, I am a tense embroiderer... my arm and shoulders are aching! I know I crochet tightly, but I didn't expect to be even worse with embroidery...  :P I guess I'll have to work on that  ;D

I declare myself done for the evening (time for dinner), so I'll revise my second design tomorrow (I know what I'm doing already, which is half the battle) and start stitching away.

I think I should be able to send on Monday... but there's something tickling my brain about Monday afternoon. I really need to start writing stuff down... :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: quaggy on April 24, 2014 04:39:20 PM
The extra time has been helpful.  I am down to one patch left so hoping to get it done tomorrow while my new countertops are being installed.  I had to take 1/2 day vacation so I will be home by 9 in the morning!  Woo hoo the weekend starts early!  Planning to send Sat. or Monday!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 24, 2014 05:30:54 PM
If I wasn't on vacation this week, my patches would never get finished!

And, I now know why I have been so messed up, calendar-wise. Patriots Day (a holiday here in MA) happened later this year than usual (last year it was on the 15th), so I had it in  my head that it would be around the same date. I even scheduled a doctor's appointment for the Thursday during my vacation... and realized this morning when I showed up for the appointment that it was scheduled for last week! From now on, I'm carrying a copy of my school-year calendar with me :P

Okay, I think I'm going to go curl up in bed with a book...


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: Sharalee on April 25, 2014 09:22:11 PM
I've been busy & a minor emergency came along & messed things up. So I am done with the patches & will mail them on Mon!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: Alexampersandra on April 26, 2014 05:34:25 AM
I have nothing else planned for today except sleep in and work on patches... except the apartment complex's yard guys are here making quite a ruckus, so I guess I give up on the first part of the plan and have more time for the second part...  ;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 26, 2014 12:58:18 PM
I've decided that my first "finished" patch needs one additional detail. And then, I have a shortcut I'm going to attempt on my second patch (needed a quick supply run for one item), and then I can spend tomorrow (and probably Monday) night stitching that patch... In my mind, it should be less stitching than the first one, so hopefully, that holds true!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: angielou1 on April 27, 2014 09:33:30 PM
Yup!! Finishing  up today and tomorrow and send out Tuesday ;D Yeah. HaHa for them being little "pillows" they're alot of work,well, they're easy to start, just hard to finish.
I had tried some new Decoupage, but doesn't work with certain fabrics and my machine hates leather or anything heavy so had to redo some ::) but I doing good now.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 28, 2014 02:55:56 PM
angielou1, I know what you mean! I don't even want to count how many stitching hours went into my first patch. I'm off to "cheat" and do some machine stitching on the second one, but I probably won't be able to send until Wednesday :(


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: DaphadillyArt on April 28, 2014 03:23:22 PM
I just veg out in front of the tube with them for hours LOL! I'm making some now for another project and my couch is overflowing with tiny pillows.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: quaggy on April 28, 2014 05:02:19 PM
My patches are on there way!!!!  Off to Pm my partners!!!!!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 28, 2014 06:08:22 PM
I just veg out in front of the tube with them for hours LOL! I'm making some now for another project and my couch is overflowing with tiny pillows.

I'm jealous! I have never developed the ability to watch TV and do something else at the same time (sometimes, I can do some basic crochet, like a granny square, but that's about it). When the TV is on, I have to watch it :) I can listen to music, because it doesn't require constant attention... which is why I don't do audiobooks.


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: DaphadillyArt on April 29, 2014 12:58:56 PM
I just veg out in front of the tube with them for hours LOL! I'm making some now for another project and my couch is overflowing with tiny pillows.

I'm jealous! I have never developed the ability to watch TV and do something else at the same time (sometimes, I can do some basic crochet, like a granny square, but that's about it). When the TV is on, I have to watch it :) I can listen to music, because it doesn't require constant attention... which is why I don't do audiobooks.

I drive my husband crazy bc I rarely "watch" anything. I just listen and glance up occasionally all the while asking "what just happened?"  ;D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: angielou1 on April 29, 2014 05:17:17 PM
Sent out too! But... they're not the original patches I worked on  :-[ . I had to remake and send new ones. I found out I @$#$ at embroidery ::) ::).


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: Sharalee on April 29, 2014 07:22:54 PM
My Patches are on there way to their forever home! I like to listen to TV & embroider I can look up once in awhile & still know whats going on. It's very relaxing to me. Otherwise I'd be eating & I don't want to do that! HA HA


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on May 01, 2014 02:30:59 PM
I just veg out in front of the tube with them for hours LOL! I'm making some now for another project and my couch is overflowing with tiny pillows.

I'm jealous! I have never developed the ability to watch TV and do something else at the same time (sometimes, I can do some basic crochet, like a granny square, but that's about it). When the TV is on, I have to watch it :) I can listen to music, because it doesn't require constant attention... which is why I don't do audiobooks.

I drive my husband crazy bc I rarely "watch" anything. I just listen and glance up occasionally all the while asking "what just happened?"  ;D

I live by myself, so I don't have anyone to ask... so I have to watch! LOL! :)



And, I think I've got everything updated over in the gallery, but shoot me a PM if I missed something. It's been a busy week (I can't believe tomorrow is Friday already!!) and I have a busy weekend of procrastination paper grading ahead of me :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on June 03, 2014 04:48:31 PM
Hi Ladies! I haven't forgotten about starting a new round, but I'm buried with work and trying to A) fit everything in before the end of the school year while B) not jamming myself up with a ton of deadline paper/project grading. And, I have to cram in an extra 8 days of time before the end of June.

So, once I map out a calendar for the next couple of weeks (grading & curriculum pressure will be over by the 20th), I can think about starting the next round.

Stay tuned!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: GoldenSunshine on June 03, 2014 10:42:51 PM
Hi Ladies! I haven't forgotten about starting a new round, but I'm buried with work and trying to A) fit everything in before the end of the school year while B) not jamming myself up with a ton of deadline paper/project grading. And, I have to cram in an extra 8 days of time before the end of June.

So, once I map out a calendar for the next couple of weeks (grading & curriculum pressure will be over by the 20th), I can think about starting the next round.

Stay tuned!

Looking forward to it. Let me know if you need help, I have lots of free time, and seeking for more activities to keep myself busy!


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on June 04, 2014 01:01:24 PM
Hi Ladies! I haven't forgotten about starting a new round, but I'm buried with work and trying to A) fit everything in before the end of the school year while B) not jamming myself up with a ton of deadline paper/project grading. And, I have to cram in an extra 8 days of time before the end of June.

So, once I map out a calendar for the next couple of weeks (grading & curriculum pressure will be over by the 20th), I can think about starting the next round.

Stay tuned!

Looking forward to it. Let me know if you need help, I have lots of free time, and seeking for more activities to keep myself busy!

Thanks! I'm still at work and have to type out my sub plans for tomorrow (and probably clear off my desk a bit), but then I'll be taking a look at the calendar. If I need a co-organizer, can you do it?


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: GoldenSunshine on June 04, 2014 02:06:23 PM
Hi Ladies! I haven't forgotten about starting a new round, but I'm buried with work and trying to A) fit everything in before the end of the school year while B) not jamming myself up with a ton of deadline paper/project grading. And, I have to cram in an extra 8 days of time before the end of June.

So, once I map out a calendar for the next couple of weeks (grading & curriculum pressure will be over by the 20th), I can think about starting the next round.

Stay tuned!

Looking forward to it. Let me know if you need help, I have lots of free time, and seeking for more activities to keep myself busy!

Thanks! I'm still at work and have to type out my sub plans for tomorrow (and probably clear off my desk a bit), but then I'll be taking a look at the calendar. If I need a co-organizer, can you do it?

Yes, I can do it! If I qualify for it! :-D


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: Inselaeffchen on June 15, 2014 01:58:48 PM
Oh, I'll look out for that, craftADDchick! Is that something for a complete TM newbie, do you think? I'm trying to figure out how/where to start with the patches really...


Title: Re:
Post by: Sharalee on June 15, 2014 04:42:50 PM
"DafadillyArt" I know what mean about  little pillows all over. You can't make just 1 right?
"inselaeffchen"  I think it would great for a beginner. Just put maybe a few stitches maybe buttons made into a tree or bird. Cut a pretty flower & then sew on the pillow you've all made. Lots of simple things you can do.


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Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on June 16, 2014 02:57:39 PM
Inselaeffchen, I had never made a TM patch until this swap, and then I made my first one for practice.

And, I am currently swamped! Because I couldn't get confirmation for something I was hoping for (an extension for work), I have to cram in a TON of work into a short amount of time. I might have a little breathing room this weekend... maybe by Sunday night... If not, then school ends on Tuesday, and although I start a week-long class on Wednesday (although I haven't received confirmation for that, either), I should have my evenings pretty free. Whew!

So... short version, I might be able to set up the swap on Sunday or Wednesday... Two weeks for signups, three weeks (or so) for crafting... I have a big class near the end of July and am traveling the following week (but patches are portable!), so I'm trying to keep that in mind. I may have to mail from the road :)


Title: Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date!
Post by: craftADDchick on June 22, 2014 04:09:45 PM
Round 2 has been set up!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434143.0#axzz35Pd27utY