Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Dear Swappers,

As many of you may have noticed, several of our swappers (myself included) are members of the Apronista forum. This is a place where people that wear, make or just plain love aprons can gather and chat about them. It started about a month ago. It is a great way to get to know the other apron makers in our swap. As I said before, several of you are already members. To become a member, you have to be invited by an existing member.
If you are not yet a member of the Apronist NING, I would love to invite you so that you can join in the fun. They are also doing monthly challenges and some swaps too.
Just send me an e-mail and I will send you an invitation.

Friday, April 25, 2008


All the letters have been sent. If you didn't find one in your box please check your bulk mail, spam, or junk-mail files.
IF you still can't find it, let me know and I will try again.
If I haven't heard from you in a couple of days I will guess that you are not playing. I will make every effort to contact you. It would help though if you email me. That saves me hours of time searching up email addys, linking names, and checking my list over and over. :o)

Get busy sewing! Remember the theme.
if in the US there is always the 4th of July,
ice cream cones,
Oh the possibilities.

So what do you do in the summer time? When all the world is green? (or brown depending on where you are.)

hey post your ideas here so we can all share in the idea fest.

Remember your aprons are due by June 1st. (that means you have sent it by then, not started it on that day). :o)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Small Delay

The Boy and His Other Horse
Do I need to explain?
My husband gave my two year old a nap today in an attempt to be so helpful while I worked all day on the swap. Well it is 1:00 a.m. and he is still running around like someone gave him fruit loops. He has been crawling all over me for 3 hours and I am going to have to give up and wave my white flag for the night.
I will be back on this in the morning as soon as I get the big kids on the bus. I will try to get the rest of the names out then.
There are 157 of us! I hope that the new data base we are using will help keep things running so much smoother on this end. :o)
Good night!
Lucy B

Partners are Swapped

Your partners have been picked and double checked. I hope there are no mistakes.
I am sending them out tonight as fast as I can.
This is the exciting part.
You are welcome to checkout everything you can about your partner.
Please do not contact them and tell them who you are until the apron is on it's way.
You are welcome to post about your apron on your blog but leave their name out. It is meant to be a surprise. When you send the apron, please include your name and information so they can contact you. Many people did not do this in the last swap and several swappers were disappointed and wanted to thank their partners and couldn't.

When you get the email about your partner, PLEASE reply to me to let me know you have it and that you are ready to start. If I don't hear from you I will have to assume that you dropped out.
If you didn't get an e-mail from me, please check your junk mail folder. The email will include blog addresses and sometimes your filters spaz over that and junk them.
If you have any questions, please do contact me through the email and PLEASE always include your name so I know who is contacting me.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Swap is Closed

The swap did officially close on the 15th. :o)
I am finishing up the swappings and doing the job of double checking each swapping to make sure I didn't leave anyone out, give someone 2 partners, or some other nonsense that I seem to be prone to. :o)
There are a lot of new swappers this time around.
Reminder, if you didn't send me a new enrolment email, you didn't automatically get signed up again. If you think there was a mistake or you missed that somehow, please to contact me now. I don't want anyone to feel bad.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Swap Closing Today!

This is your last chance to get in. I am entering the last of the names I got this past week and this morning. If you want in you need to hurry up and send me your info. :o) I don't want anyone to feel left out!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Look For Your Name!

Don't panic if you haven't heard back from me with your entry. If your name and link are on the side of the site, You Are In.
That said..... I am a little overwhelmed with the response so far and we are only in day 3. Check the side bar for your name and make sure the link works. If you sent me a request and your name is not there PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Also look to make sure I spelled your name correctly. I do have mild dyslexia and I mix up letter a lot when I am in a hurry and I might have put the wrong last name initial for you. I caught several of those myself. I am sure I missed several too! Sorry. I really am trying very hard.
So go check your name on the side and let me know only if it is wrong.
Lucy B