OK, so I am a swap newbie. I'm also a Twitter newbie so I decided to get my feet wet by joining the #ssswap- a twitter only swap for Christmas.
Well let me tell you, I lucked out! This was a great swap- dreamed up by my friend Amy (aka Sukie) - and I received the best swap package ever!
But first, some details. This was a Christmas gift swap with a $15 limit. The items could be purchased- nothing had to be handmade and we had a few hints and suggestions to go by for our partners. I was assigned Mo Bedell, a fabric designer for Timeless Treasures. This is what I sent Mo.
Some Joel Dewberry Heriloom and tucked inside the zip pouch was some Aurifil.
I will admit to feeling a bit of pressure- but she sent me a note yesterday saying she loved her package of goodies so I was most relieved.
Now, I really lucked out as I got a fabulous box of goodies from Thomas Knauer. He is the fabric designer of the line Pear Tree. I'd been following him on Twitter and hoping he'll make a swing by Charlotte on his fabric shop/guild tour (wouldn't that be so great for a CLT MQG meeting?!) but had no idea that he had my name for the swap.
So imagine my astonishment when I opened the box and found all of this!
Fabulous Pear Tree Fabric:
A Copy of the Field Guild to Fabric Design (something on my wish list.)
and, can you believe it? A QUILT!
Holy Cow! Yes, indeed it was a happy mail day, and I think I had the best newbie swap experience ever! Thank you Thomas!
It was so much fun that I have a feeling this is only the beginning of swaps for me.
What about you? What kind of swap would you want to do?
PS: You can find the Great Big Giveaway HERE.