Monday, April 25, 2011

Misadventures in Swapping

Boy, I really didn't know what I was getting into when I decided to try and freshen up my stash by trading some of the stuff I wasn't using. I don't know how people do this on a regular basis! I currently have something like 8-9 swaps going on right now. Talk about nerves!

My post office won't allow me to purchase DC on anything but priority mail, so once it leaves me I'm in limbo until someone tells me it arrives. And then there's keeping everyone straight! I made my first booboo and slipped the wrong FQ into an envelope. Luckily, it was just one FQ and not a complete mix-up (ya know where they each receive the wrong FQ). I'm usually so OCD about this stuff and quadruple check the envelopes (and obsessively measure and remeasure), but today I was just off my game (if one can call being crazy 'game'.)

I'm hoping that's the first, and last, one of those I make :/ Though, it's kind of like the cosmos is patting me on the shoulder and telling me it's going to be okay. I thought I only had a half yard left (so it was easy to cut another FQ and make up for the booboo). I actually had 3/4 of a yard left! That was nifty. I couldn't remember how much I ordered. It seems I had bough 1.25 yards. So I don't feel so bad about the loss of a FQ any more.


  1. I hear you on this! I only started swapping a month ago and I need a break already... to use some of the fabrics I swapped for. And your swap is on its way :)

  2. Yay! :D Ha~ Of course by the time I read this I got it! And I *heart* it.