Thursday, February 19, 2015


It was like Christmas when I returned home from vacation.
I had received these fabulous swap packages!

Schnitzel and Boo Swap
Instagram Swap
Thank you @kathythecraftychemist

You stalked me very well...making my mini to represent 
Scarlet and Gary for my Ohio State Buckeyes
Check out the fabulous kwilting - the Block O

 And that's not all...
She also stalked out  my love of gardening 
with a sweet Flowers sign,
Card making supplies - YES! 
A valentine heart mug rug
  Lots of Stationary Supplies with the letter
 "K" for Kwilty or Kathy - just perfect!

WARNING! Foul Mouthed Maker Ahead!
If you don't like the "F" bomb...move on!

Another really fun and fiesty Instagram Swap was

My bitchy patner was @stitchculture
This quote is from a fav Chick Flick
"Pretty Woman"

And lots of added fabrics
a little notebook and CRAP sticky notes
for all the CRAP I have to do!

I love this package.
A good sense of humor...goes a long way!

And I wanted to add that I now have two GHASTLIES
zippy pouches from various swap partners.
The pink one from @sewbrewtiful as part of a Ghastlies Swap 
year and the Gray Sebastian Dumpling Pouch 
is from @kathythecraftychemist as part of my Schnitzel and Boo Swap.

I will have to mention this in future swaps...
cause it looks like a Zippy Ghastlies collection has begun.

I'm still waiting tote to arrive for the IGToteSwap
Mailing date was Jan 26th.
My swap mama (overseer of delinquent participants)
checked last week and it was being finished "late"
(no kidding?)

So the "down side" of swaps is...
 you are never guaranteed your partner will be timely 
or that you will ever get a swap item.  
While I know there are times that "Life Happens"
Most probable explanation  9 out of 10 times is
"Procrastination Happens"

What are you feelings on swaps? like em? hate em?
Good experiences?  Bad ones (I hope not) !


  1. I'm just getting involved in swaps. My first one is in its final months and has been mostly successful - only one of my swap partners didn't follow through for an unknown reason. Like you, I know life happens, but if you sign up to commit then you should follow through. My second swap was successful and a third is getting off the ground. I'm looking forward to it.

    Your swap packages have been loaded with lots of fun things - so fun to see what other people do and get :)

  2. I enjoy swaps and have done many. I am trying to limit myself to one a month.. I have just recently (today) been a swap angel! It really bothers me when people are flakers. One of my first experiences of a swap, I did not receive anything. The hostess did not go out of her way to handle any of the flakers! and there were many! My secret pal that I made something for didn't thank me at all until I found her on IG and asked her if she liked what I sent. So, my thoughts are always send on time, communicate with your hostess, and thank your secret pal that made something for you.

  3. I like what you've received so far and as someone that has hosted a few swaps it is the extra late ones or the disappearing ones that never communicate that drive me insane.


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