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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 100 ENTRIES / Re: A splash of sun - 100 yellow(ish!) patchwork squares on: July 08, 2014 06:39:35 PM
This is so nice. It's definitely bright and cheery. I think it almost has vintage feel too, which is cool. Smiley Great job!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Finish My UFO Discussion and Swap Gallery on: May 25, 2014 04:05:18 PM
With so little response, I figured that everyone was just too busy for this kind of swap. I also think that me making this swap US only was a bit of a turn off. I like your idea of posting pictures of the different in progress projects one would have available for swapping, so that is something I'll keep in mind.

I also thought of having two separate UFO swaps--a "return" swap, where the swappers send and get back their UFO project, and a "keep" swap where UFO would not be returned. If I organize, I would be more comfortable having international swappers for the "keep" swap.

For now however, I'm just going to close the swap early and wait a few months. Thank you for your suggestions. Smiley
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Finish My UFO Discussion and Swap Gallery on: May 16, 2014 07:39:22 PM
Thanks for the vote of confidence Ruby Copperhead. I thought I had a good swap going on too. I don't know what I should do to make this swap more appealing. Do you think I need to lengthen the crafting time? I have one swapper signed up and approved to post in the swap thread. I would hate to have to close the swap down early. Cry All reasonable suggestions to make this swap better will be taken under consideration. Hit me up fellow Craftsters!
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Finish My UFO Swap (SIGNUP 5/10/2014-5/30/2014) on: May 16, 2014 07:23:37 PM

5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Finish My UFO Discussion and Swap Gallery on: May 13, 2014 06:37:30 PM
I just got out of Limbo today. Must have been before you came to look at the thread. Take another look at it just to be safe. I had to make some changes before I was allowed to continue as organizer.

I made it chain style instead of a free for all since, per moderator, it needs to work out that everyone who picks a UFO to finish needs to somehow be picked as well, so that each person that participates ends up both sending and receiving a UFO. I've only organized one swap other than this one and felt that chain style was the safer way to go. And I have made the signup time longer. May 30 will be the last day to sign up.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Finish My UFO Discussion and Swap Gallery on: May 12, 2014 06:57:08 PM
Hi there jexxican!

Currently, the thread for the swap is in Limbo, so I'm trying to sort that out. I was planning on having signups for two weeks (May 10-May 24), but maybe that's not enough time. Maybe if I change signups to end at the end of the month, they'll take the swap out of Limbo.

I'm not sure about the bio thread that you are speaking of. Maybe I'm misinterpreting your question. Could you please be more specific?
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Finish My UFO Discussion and Swap Gallery on: May 10, 2014 05:23:14 PM
Don't really have anything to say here (yet). However! Feel free to discuss and brainstorm.  Smiley
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Finish My UFO Swap CLOSED Early on: May 10, 2014 05:15:59 PM
Closed early due to lack of participants

Swap name: Finish My UFO Swap

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: amalgam
Sign-up date range: Signup through May 30 2014
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after claimed UFO is received
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES, United States only
Additional Age requirement? 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: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a swap mod 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: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- 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

Details of the Swap:
Welcome to the inaugural Finish My UFO Swap! What is an UFO? UFO stands for Unfinished Object. Did you start a project that you are not interested in doing anymore? Or maybe you have a project you would like to finish but just do not have the time to finish? This swap is for you. Participants will post lists of their UFOs and then others can claim a UFO to finish. Admittedly, this swap is a bit of an experiment (Ill try my best not to make mistakes).  A swap like this has been suggested several times, but never acted upon until now. This is why I am making this swap for United States residents only. Delivery confirmation is a must throughout the process.

Also please note that this swap requires that you communicate with your partner and the organizer. If you choose a UFO that will be returned, be sure to PM whomever you claim in order to come to an agreement on how the UFO will be finished. Please send a PM when you claim, when you send, and when you receive.  

Please do not post in this thread until you have been approved by the organizer. This thread is for lists only.  If you need to change/add something, simply "Modify" your post. Post as soon as possible after approval so I know you have found the thread and that you are getting updates.

I will make a thread in the photo gallery board for discussion and photos as soon as I finish getting this thread set up.
Click here to go to the swap gallery/discussion board.

How does this swap work?
This is a chain style swap. Claim an UFO from the list of the last person who posted and post your own list in response. It makes a chain.

You have two weeks from the date you receive the UFO to finish and post in the gallery. It is preferable to post a picture of the project before and after it is finished.  Remember to PM the organizer and the recipient when you claim, send, and receive. Please include the swap name in your subject line! Please make sure to tell her who you are claiming, sending to, or receiving from.

Note: Doing this is unconventional, but for now, I ask that when claiming, only claim one UFO at a time. In other words: make a claim, finish the claim, post the finished claim, then claim another UFO.

What should my bio and lists look like?
Once you have been approved, you may post in the list thread.  There is no one way to do this but please be sure your bio includes the following:
         - your location and a brief bio (include allergies in red please)
         - Lists of the UFOs available. Please separate which projects you would like returned to you from the ones that the claimer can keep. For example, you can have a list under the heading "keep", and a second list under the heading "return".
Special note: Remember, everyone is at a different skill level in their craft. A project may not be finished in the way you would have thought to do it. And that is ok. If you have a UFO that you want returned and want it finished in a very specific way, it may be best to not post it here.


Name of swap: Finish my UFO Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: "I want to learn how to sew, Mom." on: February 09, 2014 05:44:33 PM
Very nice. Look at her being all sassy in her new skirt. Cheesy
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Finish My UFO Swap on: January 16, 2014 03:22:37 PM
Oh, I hadn't thought about that. But yes, I think doing US only would be good since this will be my first time organizing a swap like this one. Sorry international Craftsters! Cry
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