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Topic: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 36 Discussion  (Read 12811 times)
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« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2008 03:15:49 PM »

YAY! I'm approved. My first time in an Ongoing Wish Swap. I can't wait to find someone to claim. I've been watching the thread all day but no movement Sad I love sewing and crocheting things. So summertimerolls, been able to tackle your sewing machine yet? I don't want to bug you about getting into sewing but maybe if I do bug you you'll jump in and give it a try again. Also I don't know what kind of sewing machine you have but if you have an older one sometimes they can be a pain. I would suggest you save a few bucks and go buy a Brother sewing machine from Walmart for under or around a hundred bucks. I bought mine a few years ago and never had a problem. It's very easy to thread, adjust the tension, clean. I just cleaned it yesterday for the first time this year. Let's just say I had a HUGE wad of lint that overfilled my palm. EWWW! They have some pretty nice stitches too. And I just got a serger for my birthday last week!! I love it. I haven't quite got the tension right but I've still been using it. It's so much easier to sew a rolled hem on a dress than it is to fold over 1/4" iron, fold over again, iron, try to sew a straight line. It's kind of like "Hmm, cook dinner? Or go out to eat?" haha!

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« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2008 03:45:29 PM »

I'm terribly sorry everyone. I have a number of swaps/passwords I renew on the beginning of each month and this is one. I thought that I had renewed itbut obviously not. Now I've killed the swap.  Embarrassed

« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2008 04:36:34 PM »

I've been taking it slow too.  I wanted to make sure myotehr swaps were under control first.  I can't wait to make my first claim. 

« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2008 05:48:53 PM »

That bug purse Jane Doe has on her wish list is so awesome. I would love to claim her but I'm scared of disappointing her. Maybe I'll work on one tonight and if it looks alright then I'll claim her if no one else has.

I think I like this one the best but if the middle of the body was black.

I don't know that I like the black head.

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« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2008 06:04:47 PM »

Well, these swaps are a lot of fun...they go in spurts.  Sometimes I've checked the list and then an hour later 12 people have claimed and been claimed.  It just depends.  Some people have more specific stuff on their list and it takes a special person to claim, so that will slow it down a little.  And, yes, I've gotten my sewing machine out (it is a Brother from walmart) and made a bag.  I love the idea of the reusable grocery bags so I tried to make one.  It turned out acceptable with no major issues.  I'm going to make a few more before I tackle the dresses you sent patterns for, but I will make one here soon!
Great to see you in this swap...people will love your stuff...I'm going to link to the bag you sent me, I bet you get a lot of request for it!
So, as you just read Kaymadben made a very cute owl bag for a different swap and I was the lucky recipient. 

« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2008 07:19:53 PM »

Oh that's cool you have a brother already. What's the model? Mine is XL-2600 so pretty basic. But I love it. I wish I had more decorative stitches like leaves or flowers but I still love it. It's so easy to use. Nobody has asked me to make them an owl bag yet. I am thinking about making a few more though. I saved my pattern. I had never made a purse/tote/bag before. I have tons of patterns but they all seem intricate. So I found a purse on google that I liked, blew it up in photoshop and printed it out on 4 pages, then taped the pages together and cut the bag shape out. Then just cut out some owl body part shapes and sewed them on. Pretty easy first purse. I wish I would have added a pocket inside but I surely wouldn't have known how. I've been making a few new purses lately just to get my skills up. So it'll be good to try some bug purses later tonight or tomorrow. I'm so excited to try one.

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« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2008 08:06:27 PM »

I finished one swap package and the other one should be done in the next few days.  I really really really wanted to claim today and yesterday, but I know I won't have much free time until next week at least, and I don't want to feel rushed to do a nice package. I feel so guilty I didn't claim Embarrassed Does that make me a bad OWS'er?

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« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2008 08:16:44 PM »

I totally understand that... I want to claim so bad, but I have this darn research paper I HAVE to make a dent in.... blah. I'd much rather be sewing, and I haven't even had my sewing machine out at all since the last claim I made (other than fixing hubbie backpack). Why can't I NOT go to school, and just craft all day?

I guess my kiddos do need to eat, huh. Sad

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« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2008 08:22:23 PM »

I've wanted to claim but am plowing through a huge pile of paperwork and working on two other swap packages.  Since I want to enjoy my summer (get paperwork done) and spend time with my children and create a good swap package, I have been a bit slow in claiming this week Smiley  I have one claim free and am hoarding it Smiley
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2008 09:55:58 PM »

I think it makes you an awesome OWS'er if you make sure that everything is in order for you to send out a great package Cheesy

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