Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Goodie Swap Sign Ups

The weather has started to change here in Galway. It is too sad to think of the summer (that I never really had) ending and fall beginning.  I was thinking a little swap in August and September may be just the thing to brighten this transition.  Need a little pick-me-up?  Sign up! 
A rockin' mug rug by Patchwork Delights


This is a goodie swap, so everyone will have a chance to be creative.  Each participant will make one mug rug (about 9x7 inches) and one goodie of their choice for their partners.  By goodie, I mean any item you would like to make on the scale of a pouch, pin cushion, needle book or brooch.  The choice is yours.  Try something new or choose your go-to project.


A little needle book...

 This will be a direct swap such that everyone signing up will be assigned two partners to which you will directly mail your creations.  You, in turn, will get goodie packages from two other participants.  You will not know who is creating for you, so it will be a surprise package that arrives.To forewarn you: this will be an international swap, so you may have to ship your goodies over seas.   
 

The timeline is listed below.  Please, please, please try your best to adhere so you do not let down your partners: 

16 to 26  August - sign ups
31 August - assigning swap partners
Brooch by Mary Emmens
1 to 21 September - stitching and more stitching
22 September - post your goodies to your partners

If they are helpful, are some of my favorite mug rug tutorials, but there are many, many more out there if you look:


If you are interested in participating, leave a comment below with your email address.  Once sign ups close, I will get in touch with you to get your mailing address, your three favorite colors and your fabric preferences (floral, geometric, solids, etc) to act as a guide (not as instructions) for your swap partners.  I will then assign you the two partners for whom you will create.

This will be fun! A great way to use up that stash; give you the chance to expand your horizons; and hopefully will brighten both your day and your partner's mail box.  What are you waiting for?  Sign up today!

PS: As usual on a Tuesday, I'm linking up with Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday.

66 comments:

susan said...

Oh go on, put me down. What the heck. Not like I am doing anything else. :-)

Flying Blind... said...

Cinders, I've emailed you, but I am in!

Sarah said...

Oh I told myself I wouldnt sign up to anything else for a while... but this is just a wee swap... yeah, I'm in please :-)

Laura Jane said...

Well if those 3 are in, then count me in too! Sounds like fun fun fun!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Am I the first in the states? Like Sarah I said no more signing up for a while! well you can see how successful I am at that! I am in!!!

Irina said...

I'm in! it will be great!
just to clarify, we are assigned two partners, so it's two mug rugs and to goodies? or one rug for one partner and the goodie for the other one?

Susan said...

I'm in too Cindy! :) So excited!

ck said...

I have never been part of a swap before, and am very much a beginner quilter, so I hope it's ok if I sign up! :-)

Linda Coleman said...

Cindy,
sign me up. I'm going to have to get a big notebook to keep track of every swap I'm doing now

Isisjem said...

This sounds like lots of fun - I'd love to take part!

Annabella said...

Oh Susan at Canadian Abroad has twisted my arm...go on then. I`m in!

Annabella said...

Oh my email is lifesrichpattern@gmail.com

diane said...

I would love to do this swap. I enjoyed your last swap! Sign me up, please!

Elisa Black said...

This sounds like a wonderful swap-- I'd love to join! I'm more of a beginner/adv. beginner, but this sounds like something I could do a decent job at. This will be my first swap!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh I'd love to play, it sounds like lots of fun :o)

tink's mom said...

I'd love to participate. It sounds like fun and quite doable. I'm now a follower.
Selina

Z Any Mouse said...

I've never done a swap before, but I'll dive in head first. Sign me up!

Billy Button Design said...

i'm a beginner too but sign me up.

Nicky said...

Susan gave me a nudge - so here I am but first time at swapping so be gentle!

Rosa-Munda said...

Thank you - I'd love to take part in this swap! Ros

pippablue said...

I'm in Cindy. It's my first ever swap so I hope I'm up to scratch!

Keera @ live.love.sew said...

Oh yes please... I would love to join in... Keera @ live.love.sew x

SewHappyGeek said...

Oh what the hell, I'll join :)
You know where to find me, I suspect. LOL

SewHappyGeek said...

Oh hey, I featured the swap on the blog today too! SewHappyGeek

Toni said...

OK, you talked me into it! Sounds like fun!

Judith said...

I'll give it a go too! Sign me up! Jxo

Cindy said...

I think this sounds like fun! I would LOVE to participate!! Swaps are quickly becoming my favorite past time! :)

Pat V. said...

I have never been in a swap like this, and I have to be creative?? Hmm, I'd like to give it a try!

Janine said...

I've been in a swap before - I'd love to join!

Janet said...

I'd like to join in too. I've never been in a swap either

Domestic Kat said...

Count me in Cindy!

Natalie said...

I've never been in a swap before, either, but this sounds fun! Please sign me up :)

Jules said...

I've only just found your group and what better way to get to know some of you, put me down, I love swaps :)

Sheila said...

Had to give that a whole 2 minutes - yes please altho I have to admit to NEVER having made a mug rug yet.

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Hadley's (flying blind) enthusiasm has finally hooked me and reeled me in - can i play too please?

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Ahhhh go on, I'll join too!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

You and Hadley and Susan and Judith are such a bad bad bad influence on me. I am so in!!!! Despite the fact that I promised no more swaps for a few months. But how could I resist the fun? All my fave bloggy pals in the one group? Plus the lovely goodies. Can't wait :-)))

Karen said...

Hello there
I'd love to be part of this swap!

Leah said...

Sounds like a great little swap to be part of. Count me in!

Jennifer said...

Alrjght, this will be my first official swap.. I'm so in!

Catherine said...

Yes please! I have never done a swap and also never done a mug rug, so you may need to pair me up with someone sympathetic ;-)

Steph :) said...

This sounds like fun! I've never done a swap before. This sounds like a good one! Sign me up!

Wendy said...

I love making mug rugs! Please sign me up.....thanks....

Caroline said...

Sounds like fun. I'm in.

helenjanei said...

Sign me up, sign me up! (said in the manner of donky from Shrek). helenjanei@gmail.com :-)

Svetlana said...

How fun!!! I'd love to sign up, count me in!
svetlana@wowway.com

Cindy said...

Saving a spot for our Cheeky Monkey

Camille said...

I've never made a mug rug so what the heck! Count me in :D

sosaysthehermit @ gmail DOT com

LesQuilts said...

Hi! I'd love to join up!
If possible, could I have a) a partner in Canada or
b) a partner in the USA?
Thanks, Leslie
lesquilts@gmail.com
lesquilts.blogspot.com

Tammi said...

I read about your swap at live, love, sew and would love to participate :)
littlepoppa1@gmail.com

Tasmmi Xx

Janet said...

Sounds like fun. Please add me to the list.

patchworkpalace said...

I'd like to join in!! Patchwork_palace@hotmail.co.uk

Lynz said...

Me please! I have really missed swaps (and swap hang-outs) the last 6 weeks and this sounds like a nice one to play along with!

Sherri said...

I haven't done a swap in a long time. This sounds like a great one to do! Sign me up too, please. :)

realmofthebluerosedragon said...

I too had decided not to do a lot of swaps, but thank you Sherri you enabler you. I would love to join in.

Beeshebags said...

Sounds like fun, please pop my name down.... beadnv at westnet dot com dot au Hugs Naomi

Joletta said...

I would love to join in -- I haven't participated in a swap like this before.

joletta.windley@shaw.ca

I am in Calgary, Alberta Canada

Dianne Neale said...

Sarah tipped me off about this. The time scale is a bit tight, and could lead to divorce, but hey lets have a go.
It'll be my fist swap, and I'll probably be the only one in the Czech Republic!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Ack I wasn't going to but I've changed my mind... am I too late to participate? :) :)

rockgranny said...

It is still 26th, isn't it? Count me in please, can't wait to start

linda said...

i am i too late never done anything like this !!!! am still in portugal till fri 2nd sept.

linda said...

have not got too much stash either :(((

Fiona said...

I tried so hard to resist, but I can't! Please can I join in? If I'm not too late. Pretty please? x

Jo Turner said...

Please please please can I join in? This will be my first ever swap. I know I'm a day late, but only just found out about it and it sounds great. Pretty please?? My email address is joturnerinthefalklands@hotmail.co.uk

mammafairy said...

I am also a day late, but have only just come across you- so if you have space for another one- please let me know!
I am at
http://mammafairysews.blogspot.com/

and would like to try a swap like this- it could be fun!

Debra said...

I know i am late, but if you are on odd numbers i could fill in...but cool if not...will pop back for the next one.

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