A Swap For All Seasons. The holiday swap deadline was when I was unable to even sit at my art table due to the pain in my legs, so I had to pass on it. The Winter Swap is a different story, however. All the words in the swap title are interesting to me...Mini...Fabric...Collage. What's not to like?
One thing I have lots & lots of is fabric. My first buying job at Halle Bros. department store was as Buyer for Fashion Fabrics, Sewing Notions, Patterns & Art Needlework. Be still my heart! Buying fabric is an inherited family affliction...I have fabric & laces & buttons & all that from my Mom's stash. I even have pieces of very vintage cotton fabrics that my Grandma purchased...she would buy 6 yards at a time of cottons...they were 36" wide at the time & she knew she could make what she wanted to from 6 yards. I am lucky to have laces & buttons from Grandma, too...it all has been passed down through the females in that lineage...and I'm the lucky one now. Of course, over the years I have added MY favorites to my stash..I mean I simply HAD to...it was "research" for my fabric buyer job...yeah, that's my story & I'm sticking with it!
So...I signed up for this swap right away. What a delightful way to use some of my special stash...creating a mini fabric collage. Sign-ups continue until January 15th...or until the limit of 100 swappers has been reached. In less than a week, 55 of us have signed up...so if you are interested, the details are in the links above. Linda, our hostess with the mostess, does a great job of organizing these swaps & matching us each up with a partner to swap with. Thanks, Linda!
I have all sorts of ideas floating around in my head...but the big fun of this swap is in getting to know your swap partner through emails & visiting their blog...then creating something you think they will like. I'll wait until sign-ups are complete & I "know" my partner before I start pulling out inspiring bits & pieces to use for my collage. I may post a sneak peek or 2 here as I go along, but the final piece will not be revealed until after I know my partner has received her package...I sure don't want to spoil her surprise.
I now return to dealing with medical bills & such...can't ignore that task. See ya later, alligator.
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