Cleaning is a never-ending chore, repeated far less often than it should be at MY house. Sometimes I have to take time to clean up my blog a bit too. Today I decided to do a little bit of both. I won’t bore you with the house-work parts, but have a few blog-upkeep things to share with you.
Time to sweep up some loose threads from the JANUARY CHARM SWAP. What is a loose thread? A set of charms not yet accounted for. Or even a swapper who is AWOM (Absent With Out MAILING!) While most swap transactions seem to have gone very smoothly, there are some exceptions. I have an ongoing trickle of emails from people who have finally gotten their parcels. And I have a few swappers who are still waiting to get theirs.
Are still waiting for your charms from a swapper? Please contact them directly by email and ask about it. Hopefully that will clear it up. If not, let me know the details by email (no naming names here on the blog, please.) If I can’t resolve the issue, I may have to bar some people from the next swap, which I really do NOT want to do! If you have lost their email info, let me know.
Are you wondering if your swap partner got their charms? Please email them directly. If you have lost their email info, let me know. Hey, I am also guilty of not remembering to let a couple of my partners know when mine arrived safely (Bad Me.) We are a busy bunch. If you haven’t had complaints from swap partners or an email from the hall monitor (Good Me) chances are that your charms have arrived. Heck, they are probably well caressed, sorted, and perhaps even chained into pairs!
A bit of The Curious Quilter’s history was lost but now is found. Over time, I have been a guest blogger at some sites. One of my favorite sites to visit was always Stash Manicure, which has evolved into Sew We Quilt. With changes, old posts were removed, but I was pleasantly surprised to find my original drafts of two favorites on my old computer. They are now restored here on my own pages, and I hope you will check them out. Perhaps they are repeats to you, but they might be new to other readers.
The hills are alive… In the summer of 2010, The Curious Quilter Glee Club shared My Manicured Stash, sung to the tune of “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music. “Jelly rolls in baskets, and yardage in piles. Fat quarters stretching for miles and miles. I have saved everything, none’s in the trash, and now I find myself buried in stash.” Dance over to read the rest and sing along!
Stash Mismanagement 101: Now where did I put that bit of fabric? We have all have those moments. We KNOW we have a certain piece of fabric, but it seems to have gone invisible. I am a Master at Mismanaging My Stash! This post appeared in 2010, and quickly garnered over 200 comments (alas, lost) from other forgetful, oops, I meant equally organized quilters.
The Other Quilty Giveaways list has been polished up and updated. Scroll down the right side-bar to find it. While it is current, it is sparse! I have not been getting as many emails from bloggers or their readers lately, letting me know about giveaways. If you have one, tell me, please. If you come across one, I hope you will let me know. Such a fun way to find interesting blogs, see what people are doing, and perhaps win some fabric.