Being the old lady that I am deep, deep down I have been doing quilt block swaps galore! It gives me something to do and it keeps me focused on something. It's much funner than cleaning. Did I ever mention I hate cleaning. Yup, hate it. I would rather go from a pap smear appointment straight to the dentist instead of cleaning the house. For the record I do it, just hate it. So the above picture is a chicken block swap from my quilting board. I wish I had an old lady that lived next door to quilt with me.
I swapped with individual people off the board as well. I am asking for pink and brown blocks for a quilt I have in the back of my head. I hope it comes out like I imagined.
Now this picture is from the secret santa swap on my chicken forum. Now I was trying to gauge the recipient and this is what came to me. Now some people would look at this stuff and turn their nose up but I think she really enjoyed it-- which made me happy!! Yaa! My favorite thing out of all this stuff is the little hot pad made from a paper pieced Christmas tree block. I filled it with cinnamon so it smells yummy when you put a hot dish on it.
I heard someone talk about Craftster the other day. I am now a total craftster junkie. I am officially addicted. I am participating in a "(Holiday) Once You Pop Swap" where the sender packages up a bunch of crafty yummy-ness in a Pringles can, decorates the can and sends the crafty can to their partner. It's kind of hard because I don't know much about my partner. It's very different from the chicken swap, that's for sure. Off to look around for some more ideas!