Sunday, August 26, 2007

Do You Like Football and Nickels?

Here is a sneak peak at my stitchery swap project. The complete project will be heading to its new owner tomorrow. Thanks to all who participated in the swap. Several of you have said you would like to do it again. I will probably do one after the New Year. Many of us have joined Chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap and I don't want to overlap swaps.


However, I am hosting a Football Season Nickel Swap for my Quilting Sports and Friends Group that doesn't conflict with the Secret Santa Swap. This is a nickel swap where you choose a football team to sponsor for the entire football season. For every game your team wins you do nothing. For every game the team loses you agree to send 8 nickels to the winner. At the end of the season you will send me all of your losing packages and I will swap them out and return your "winnings" to you. I still have some room for a few more players so if you'd like to join send me an e-mail and I will provide you the details.

I received my Pay It Forward gift from Floribunda. It's a gorgeous rotary cutter case - or is it for eye glasses? Either way it's gorgeous. DH commented that quilters sure like to make and use tote bags and carrying cases. I think he's right.

This past week I also received a needlecase from a swap for my redwork group. What a cute case. I haven't filled it yet, but will soon.

It amazes me how prolific bloggers are. During the week I can hardly keep up with all the entries. I read many of them and mark them, but often don't comment until the weekend when I am relaxing. Maybe with summer ending I'll have more time to stay caught up with everyone.

9 comments:

Susan said...

Love your stitchery! Mine is stitched and I'll get it sewn up this week. I'll try to mail it by Friday, but it might be Tuesday.

Susan said...

Oh, duh! I meant to say please send the Football/Nickle swap info and which teams are not taken. Thanks! This might be a painless swap I can do. =) Unless my team is losing a lot. LOL!

Chookyblue said...

Hi thanks for thinking about the Santa Swap........I would love to do a new swap but don't want to sign up to anything for awhile.....with the SSCS, PIF and christmas and school fete thrown in there I will be over loaded......a New Year stitchery swap sounds good......

Libby said...

Bloggers do love to gab . . . and I never notice it more than when I take a break *s* We went away for only 2 nights and I came back to over 100 posts to read.

floribunda said...

glad it got there! I think the pattern was originally intended for glasses, but I was thinking it would also work for a rotary cutter... happy quilting!

chook said...

wow love the stitchery
I am working on mine it will be sent to its new home soon.I would love to be in another stitchery swap as well.
kindest regards Beth au

Bea said...

Beautyful stichery and a cute thing for your rotary cutter. What an idea!!! Take care!

sewnut said...

I certainly lose many hours to blogland. I travel from post to post and time just flies by. I promise myself to spend just a bit of time as a break, next thing it is 2 AM and I wonder why I did so little sewing the night before.
Welcome back from your travels

Alice I. said...

Okay, Sweet P! I'm game on the Football Nickel Swap....not sure how it works, though. Do we represent our home state or can we pick our favorite team if it is not taken? Although i live in Maryland, we root for the St Louis Rams (go figure). However, I'm open to other teams if Rams have been taken. Sounds like fun!

Oh, and thank you for the birthday wishes.