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Friday, August 28, 2009

Blogiversary - Swaps

I love sWaPS!! I've been known to stack a few on my plate at the same time, but they are hard for me to resist!
I've talked about Nanette's Cottage Swap two posts ago, now let's review some more swaps I participated in during the first year of my blog.
Secret Sister Swap October 2008 - March 2009
Tina was my Secret Sister for 6 months through a Yahoo Fabric Lovers online group we belong to. She is sooo generous and talented, and selfless and patient and giving and just plain A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I'm so glad we met. I have learned a lot about being a better person from her.
{She is celebrating her one year blog anniversary too! Go sign up to win her georgous mini trapunto quilt!}
To see all six month's worth of treasures:
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Jane is the SWAP QUEEN!! She joins swaps, she hosts amazing swaps she may have even invented swaps! Jane's swaps are so organized and I've never been disappointed with the blocks I've received.
Check out my Witchie Hats I made for Jane's Spooktacular Halloween Swap!
Jane has another swap almost planned out, I'll be participating in that one fo' shiz!
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Other fun exchanges I've done:
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This post's giveaway:
WINNER: Denise
to purchase fabrics, www.sewsweetquilts.net
Six Fat Quarters
from Art Gallery's new line, French Riveria
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BONUS!!
I LOVE these gift tags!! Who wouldn't??
WINNER: Dawn
The tags read:
I Made This Especially For You - Even If You Don't Like It Please Act Like You Do!
Of Course I Made It - Hope You Like It After All The Time and Thought I Put Into It You'd Better!
Yes, I Did Make It - And No, You Can't Return It!
Just Because It's Homemade Doesn't Mean It Was Cheap (my fav!!)
You want a set of tags don't you? OK!
Knitarella is giving away two sets of tags (your choice) to one of my readers!
To be eligible to win a set of tags, leave a seperate comment HERE ON MY BLOG (this post) saying that you visted Knitarella shop.

37 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

wait, you say I am the queen of swaps!!!! Thank you for your very kind words!!

Joyce said...

Great Fabrics. Thanks for the chance.

Trisha said...

I love Knitterella!! She is one talented gal! Love your swaps in review!

Rebecca said...

I love those rich blues in that french riviera line - thanks for the chance!

OsageBluffquilter said...

Love those tags!!

jabeybaby said...

I just joined my first swap and am so excited about it!
Those fabrics are beautiful and those tags are so cute!!

dotti white said...

You are so full of surprises! I have not done a swap yet.....maybe your example will give me the courage to try one!

Dawn said...

Holy Cow!! That is a lot of swaps! The tags are stinkin' cute...I'm still laughing!

Julie in WA said...

What a fun giveaway! Those fabrics are eye-catching! And love those tags!

Shari said...

You've had a busy year! Congratulations on your anniversary!

Christine said...

Loved looking at al the swaps, can't say it enough a lot of wonderful people out there.I will send the magazine when it is out,dont' worry about pay pal not nessesary.
Love the fabrics,son is getting married next month and they are of to Frnace.

cheers again
Christine

Lilly said...

What a great giveaway! I love the fabrics and those tags!
Thanks a lot ^^
And congrats on your Blogiversary!

Pat said...

OOOOO...great fabric and tags!!! I love those rainbow swap blocks....they are so striking and crisp!

tooznie said...

Tha rainbow block swap is beautiful! I never seem to find out about these swaps until ppl are mailing theirs in, or recieving them, where is the best place to look?

free indeed said...

I get so into swaps too. AFter a year or two of them, usually block swaps, I said no more swaps..this is the year to sew them together and at least get tops from them....could I resist???? I think I made it to June and signed up for another one and didn't get any tops done!!!! OH well. I did a DJ row robin...that one is nearly a top...I sent along a box of scraps...it turned out very nice; and I also was in a DJ block swap in fall colors...love those DJ blocks! YOurs look so nice in Christmas colors.

annemarie said...

These tags and fabric are wonderful - thanks for the chance to win these.

Kathy said...

Girl, I am so addicted to swaps. I think they are so much fun. Loved looking at yours.

Melody said...

Wow Mel! That's alot of swaps! I just love all the fun stuff to do in blog land!
Sew long,
Melody

Melody said...

I just visited Kniterella's shop. Those tags are so right on. I like the one that says 'Just Because It's Homemade Doesn't Mean It Was Cheap'. So many people think that I am saving money by making them a gift.
Sew long,
Melody

belinda said...

Wow...you have been busy this year Mel...you have lots of wonderful goodies there!!
What wonderful fat quarters...yes, I.LIKE.

I also visited Knitarella...those gift tags are just w-a-y too cute....

Stacey said...

i love those tags, i brought my knitting out this morning, i was going thru a slump since i finished my central park hoodie, we lost power this morning so i knitted, it was really relaxing. those fabrics are adorable!!

Nancy said...

I so admire those that knit...

Those swap blocks are wonderful.

Annette said...

Thanks for the lead to Knitterella. I had a very nice visit there. I don't knit but am always tempted to learn.

Tina said...

The tags are neat. I went to Knitarella's shop. I love her chrocheted blossoms.

Tina said...

It has been a great year. I look forward to the next one and I love doing swaps. Especially making things for others.

baglady said...

I love the fabric and the tags- very fun! I haven't tried a swap yet but they look like fun. I have to build up abit of confidence first. Nancy

luv2quilt2 said...

Thanks for pointing me to Kniterella. Way cool tags.

Victoria M. said...

The fabrics are great. I'd love to be entered in the drawing. Thanks.

Denise :) said...

I'd never visited Knitterella's site before! I love the tags. I can think of a couple I'd add! :)

Whimsical Creations said...

Love her flower pin tags. What a cute blog.

Thanks for the chance!

Susan said...

Beautful fabrics! I visited Knitterella...cute tags!

arlette said...

Hmmmmm I never tried any swap yet, I'm a newbie, in blogland, I'd like to do that sometime soon, I love the fabrics!, thank you for the chance!

Barbara said...

The fabric is great and I love the gift tags. Knitterella has great tags, I like the ones for knitting and crocheting as well.
Thanks for another great giveaway.

Loralynn said...

Wow! You have gotten some wonderful goodies in your swaps! Isn't Jane the greatest!

Loralynn said...

I love Knitterella's tags! All of her tags are wonderful! I like her note cards too! I think my favorite tag is the one that says "Just because it's home made doesn't mean it was cheap!" So true!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the fabrics. So pretty.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I visited Kniterella's shop and would love those tags.