|Swap Coordinator:||CelestialFreak (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Themed Sewing Seasonal|
|Number of people in swap:||44|
|Last day to signup/drop:||May 13, 2008|
|Date items must be sent by:||June 24, 2008|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Wow, in our small group we have quite a lot of health issues. I've been dealing with a fatigue flair-up (arthritis) that has had me flat in bed all week, and before that I've had a flu bug for a couple weeks (who knew you could get the flu in summer!)
One gal hurt her wrist, And another gal hurt her shoulder. I think considering all this I'm going to add more time to our swap. I know it's not the fairest thing for those who have already swapped, but I think we all need more time.
I'm sorry for everyone who has to wait longer, but I think these things warrant making the send by date longer. These are all real issues that happen in life sometimes, it wouldn't be fair to penalize them for the unexpected health issues.
I love aprons, don't you? They're easy to sew and they save your clothes while you do your housekeeping and cooking.
I've participated in a few apron swaps and thought I'd love to host one myself.
For this swap you will have one partner and make them one apron.
Since this is a summer time swap I think a summery theme would be great. Some ideas are BBQ's, beach, bright suns, you get the idea, you pick -- just so long as it's summery.
Because making ties for a full apron (an apron with a bib) is fairly easy this swap is for full aprons, I'm short so half aprons aren't too practical... I guess that's one other reason.
I hope everyone who has a blog can take a second to add this swaps pic to their blogs. It'd be really fun to have a great number of people who all love aprons join and make this a great swap.
Now for the more technical rules.
No no-sends, period. No newbies, this swap has LOADS of time for you to get some ratings between now and when the swap is paired up. No one under 4.5, if you have any recent ratings of 1 or 3 please PM me to let me know what is going on there.
Most of all enjoy this swap, sew something you're torn to send away, or something you have to make for yourself as well. That's a good sign that it's good enough for a swap.
P.S. The send by date will be my 8th wedding anniversary!
EDIT - I took off the clarification of know your partners preferences, I guess there has been some confusion about if that was referring to the aprons or the swap... I more meant for it to be in reference for how you make the swap, what extras you might think of throwing in and so on, but that isn't even required.
I also made the length of time between the sign up and send by date. I changed it from a week and a half to a month. That's pretty generous for an apron swap as they can get banged out in an evening, but a couple people wrote me saying they wanted longer time, so I try to keep people happy. I think this will still leave plenty of time for everyone who wants to participate in this swap to find it as we haven't even hit spring yet.
Any other concerns or questions just feel free to ask. You can either leave a comment here, or drop me a PM (private message.)
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