Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Giveaways and thoughts on swaps

Just a quick post to let you know about a couple of giveaways going on right now ...

Andrea at Superhero Journals is giving away a gorgeous handbag. You have until Friday, June 26th to enter.

Jen at Miss Punkie Pie is giving away a quilt pattern in celebration of being 100 days smoke free. She will be drawing a winner on Monday, June 29. Congrats, Jen!

I've been busy gathering items for the two swaps I'm participating in, A Country Dream's Cosy Crochet and Knitting Swap and The Chateau of Remnants' Vintage Summer Solstice Swap. It's been fun getting to know my swap partners and planning the packages I intend to send to them, but a bit nerve-wracking, too, because I really want them to like what I send and not be disappointed. I was thinking yesterday, while browsing in a thrift store, that one of the wonderful things about swaps is that so many of us love to give to others but aren't as comfortable receiving gifts, and these swaps give us an opportunity for both. I'm hoping that after I've done a couple of them I'll start feeling more comfortable and have a clearer sense of the kinds of things to send.



Joshy and belle said...

hi stacy
im doing the cosy crochet swap too, its my first swap and im really nervous i hope my swap partner likes what im doing!
felicity xx

Stacy said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who is nervous! Your crochet is so beautiful Felicity, I'm sure your partner will love it :-)

Thimbleanna said...

I hope you enjoy your swapping -- I think it's pretty fun. Sometimes the swaps aren't even, so I do think you really have to be in it for the giving. The receiving is just the icing on the cake!