Thursday, March 12, 2009

Queen of Swaps is at it again!

As you might know, I participate in A LOT of swaps!

It's one of those things that I just seem to find myself doing. Kind of like the way some people eat potato chips.

You sit down with a bag and before you know it you're grasping at the salty bottom and 2000 greasy calories are sitting at the bottom of your tummy, just waiting to be converted into bum-fat!

Well, for me, swaps are the potato chips and before I know it, I am involved in half a dozen or more!

Participating in all these swaps can be both rewarding and frustrating at the same time.

There are lots of rules I live by, and NEVER EVER break when participating in swaps. That has made my life WAY easier ~ at least in the swap world.

Here is my number one rule:

  1. Never participate in a swap if you don't really like the swap "Theme"

In other words, if you don't have any great desire for a Christmas quilt, don't participate in a Christmas swap. It's just not worth the effort or stress.

Alright, that might not be the most important rule, but it is a good one!


Nanci said...

Well that would be a great start for me. Knowing what I don't want to participate in. But I just don't even know how to go about it, so I just plod along in blogland. One of these days I will jump in.
I agree also that you gotta like the block. That's key.
Good thoughts you had today dear girl!

audreypawdrey said...

these are all wonderful blocks! I agree that is an important rule and I love Christmas quilts! The stars and ornaments at the bottom are my favorite.:)

Micki said...

All your projects for the swaps look great! I am too busy now to be in too many swaps, but I loved seeing all that you made.

Sara said...

All those blocks are great! I haven't participated in a swap yet, but hopefully will get to soon! And I like your rule! That is important!

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Love all the blocks. Swaps are healthy potato chips, indulge! One day, maybe when the quilt shack is done, I'll be brave enough to open the swap bag.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the "swaps are like potato chips". It is a great way to meet people with our interests and it is fun.