Monday, 31 March 2014

Communication with Swap Co-Ordinator

This post will stay on top for the month of March - please scroll down for newer posts.

As much as I love organising this swap every month, there are aspects that are very frustrating and time consuming.  At the moment, we have 30 active members - that makes 15 emails that take approximately 1½-2 hours to assign partners, compile emails and send.  I haven’t taken into consideration the other time spent during the month to follow-up on possible non-swappers, or people who just don’t reply to emails.  

So for the month of March, I would like to try something new – I would like you to let me know when you have put your block in the mail.  A photo would be lovely, but not compulsory, just send me a quick email.  If you don’t let me know you have sent your block, you won’t get a partner next month.

PS - if you haven't heard at all from your swap partner by 21st of the month, DO NOT SEND YOUR BLOCK, but please let me know :(

Thursday, 27 March 2014

From Brenda ...............

My March partner was Brenda who sent me this simply stunning, and stunningly simply star. Just 2 fabrics - the red with silver, gold and white and a lovely t-o-t cream. Beautiful - also a lovely red and white snowflake fabric. Thank you so much.

Here is the rising star I sent to Brenda -


Monday, 24 March 2014

I cannot remember if..

.. I already posted this picture ..

....if its a repeat ..SORRY.. if it not .. WELL this is the block I sent at the beginning of the month xx lol x

Diane x

Another photo .............

of a block from one of our newest swappers :)
from Raynee to Charmaine 

thanks Raynee for the photo - such a lovely block :)

Friday, 21 March 2014

More yummy photos

March block - Carolyn to Lorna

KellyD to MichellK

LynK from Bellezza - block

LynK from Bellezza - extra fabric

Thank you ladies for sending in photos - apologies from Admin for the delay in posting :)

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Christmas blocks in the mail

The following blocks have been posted :)  Many thanks to the senders for providing photos.

LoriB to KellyD - Feb (2 blocks sent)

Bellezza to LynK - march

Brenda for Jan - March

CarolynH to Donna (tease photo) March

Charmaine to Raynee - march

LoriB to Delphine - march

LoriB to Delphine - march

LynK to Bellezza - march

LynK to Bellezza - march

WendyW to Raelene - march

Thanks ladies for sending photos - I hope they have all arrived at their destinations :)

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

February blocks have arrived safely

blocks have arrived :)
here are the blocks I sent to Bellezza for February for the Christmas Block SwapSquares within Squares

Squares within Squares
Bellezza is making a quilt for her grandson :) and I couldn't decide which block I liked best, so I sent both :)

this is the Blackfords Beauty I received from Bellezza

Dewey's Victory
this is the block I sent to Donna for February - it has now arrived safely :)

Saturday, 1 March 2014

February blocks

here are the blocks I have received for February from my lovely swap partners - I posted on my blog (and got my photos mixed up - oops - but all corrected now 
Pinwheel block from Donna

2nd block from Donna, Christmas Star
Thank you,  I love the fabrics you have chosen

Blackfords Beauty from Bellezza

what I sent to Donna :)

February Swap ..............

My partner was Raelene, who asked for a Christmas Tree block. After sending my block I found it was like so many others and decided to do a different one.

This is the beautiful star block - with lots of gold - that Raelene sent to me.

Thank you so much,
Happy stitching,