Crazy Quilting for Newbies (CQforNewbies) is another Yahoo! group I joined some time ago. I spent a couple of years mostly lurking in the shadows, reading the posts and enjoying the eye candy (pictures of crazy quilted blocks.) It is a very fun, encouraging group. Every now and then, I began to participate in conversations. This month, I decided to finally participate in a swap.
It is my understanding that there are two groups of 10 within this swap. Each participant emailed their name, address, favorite color, favorite stash item, and favorite (small) item that they collect. The idea of the swap is to send a small baggie of goodies to one of the participants of the swap (keeping it a secret until it is received.) The recipient of the package chooses another participant to send a goodie bag to. This continues until everyone has mailed and received a package. Mailings are on the 15th and the 30th of each month (though they may be mailed earlier so it will not take the last person so long to receive their package.)
To be honest, I have a hard time with favorites - mine change all the time! My responses were as follows, with a note to feel free to randomly select any one answer from each category if need be (as that would be my only way to choose only one - lol!)
Favorite color: pink OR blue OR silver
Favorite stash item: charms OR lace OR trims
Other items I collect: ? Nothing I can think of... I do love pumpkins and snowmen
The first mailings were sent out on July 15th. Imagine my surprise to find a package from Lesa in my mailbox on Friday afternoon. If I had not been packing for a weekend of camping, I would have shared this post within moments of emptying my mailbox! Talk about Christmas in July! It is amazing how much one can stuff into a small Ziploc baggie.
Here are my new treasures.
|CQ goodies from Lesa|
|Snowman ornament and snowman button|
|Pumpkin bell and pumpkin buttons|
I also adore bells. The first pumpkin in the picture above is a little bell with the sweetest little jingle. I cannot wait to use it and these adorable buttons on a block! (I may have to make myself a Halloween purse. Glow-in-the-dark threads and fabrics and these adorable Jack-o-Lanterns would be PERFECT!)
|Sticky Note Booklet|
Lesa, thank you so much! I absolutely love everything you sent me. :)
Now, I am off to work on the package I will be mailing out by the end of the month. (Once it is received by its recipient, I will share the contents.)
Thanks for stopping by!