Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Swap Intimidation

I am participating in the Goodie Swap 2011 hosted by Cindy from Fluffy Sheep Quilting and until two days ago I had not started on my projects.  I've had a whole month to figure out and work on these projects but I kept putting the process off, choosing to work on other things.  WHY?  I was intimidated by the thought that what I would be sending to my partners would not be good enough.  

A very motivating e-mail from Cindy last week knocked me out of my discomfort zone and got my creative juices flowing.  I used the Little Glam Bag pattern from Pink Sand Beach Designs that I used back in July to make myself a pouch.  After posting the photos on Flickr last night and receiving many positive comments from other swap members I learned a good lesson.  
What is my lesson?  Don't be intimated. What's the point?  

So here is what I have completed so far:  
Goodie for Partner #1

Goodie for Partner #2
So the goodies are done and now it's on to the mug rugs.  Will I coordinate the mug rugs with the pouches or not?  Not sure as I have seen others on Flickr (do visit the Goodie Swap 2011 Flickr group) do both.  

I'm linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory - just noticed that there were quite a few Christmas themed items linked for this week....are we supposed to be thinking about Christmas already?  

Felice Martedi, 
Susan

5 comments:

  1. Lovely pouches! Glad you were affirmed on flickr! And Christmas??? YIKES.

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  2. Love the idea of your blog! I think the history behind quilts is most definitely what makes them most meaningful! Found you on the Quilt Story link up....newest follower! :)

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  3. Good for you! Motivated! The flickr group is fantastic in giving support and happiness, so keep stitching! I didn't match my goodie and 'rug, but I see many who did and I really like it. You can't go wrong :)

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  4. Love your pouches. i'm in the same swap and I would be a very happpy recipient if I'm matched with you. I finished up yesterday. Hopefully will take some pictures tonight and do some posting on Quilt Story. Can't wait for my goodies. It's my first mug swap.

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  5. NAH Christmas is not coming this year (at least that is what I am telling myself) LOL

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