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Quilt swapping: Nine months late

Man, I have no idea what happened to this post, but the groovy new Typepad dashboard makes it clear that it was never published. Bummer! I haven't made any little quilts since this one, either. We've been rearranging some spaces in the house and I haven't yet got my sewing area reconfigured. But I will. (Swap 7 is over now, too, but sign-ups for number eight start in January.) 

I just can't resist a doll quilt swap. I think I have only missed one of those organized through the Flickr group. Number six is in it's swapping stages now, and I have sent one off and opened one up! 

This came in the mail from Megan in Kentucky yesterday:


And this was off to Amy in Utah last week:


Thankful for Facebook

Today is Thanksgiving, and I am thankful for Facebook. I'm not kidding. Oh, first and foremost I am thankful for my family, not to mention for friends and work and health and resources and the like. But as I begin my first real blog post in about a year, I am reminded that a year ago I caved and joined the social networking site that has swept my world into it, for good and not so good. I have lost many a productive hour to reading status updates and browsing friend lists. I've found it easy to say that Facebook made me stop blogging, as it became ultimately more interesting to see and read what other people were up to that to report on my few fibery pursuits. I caught up with friends far-flung in time and distance, and now I've somehow connected with more than 800 people. Before Facebook, I didn't know that I knew that many people. Certainly this blog never had that many readers. But I don't want to give this up completely, and today the blog's the place to report on a bit of Facebook-driven sttiching goodness.

Do you remember this? Did it come across your FB feed eight months ago? I happened to be logged on when it hit, from Dena Fultz, and I thought Sure, I can make something for five people so that Dena will make something for me. I posted my note, and 12 people responded, including my 9th-grade beau. Because of the reciprocity requirement, the five were easily winnowed. I've delivered three things and am in progress on the other two. 

I will make something for you ~

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me.

This offer does have some restrictions so please read carefully:

- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
- What I create will be just for YOU.
- I will make it this year (2009).
- I will make something in the real world, not a figment of the internet.
- I may bake a batch of cookies, knit you a hat, sew you something or write you a poem ~ who knows?
- Photos will be posted in a group TBA of the giving and getting :)

In return, all you need to do is post this text into a note of your own and make 5 things for 5 other people.

Make sure to comment here that you are interested in my little gifty and tag me in your note.

Void where prohibited, use only as directed, for a limited time only, store in a cool dry place.

Let's keep it going!