Friday, February 8, 2008

Secret Cupid Swap

I don't know if I mentioned it before oor not, but my SillyGal's group had a Secret Cupid Swap this month. We have had al sorts of swaps in this group but this year we are doing things different. Most of the swaps this year are already planned and listed in the files section to allow people to work on things ahead of time. I liked this idea mainly because there are so many things going on that the extra time to be able to think things over in my head and prepare is great.

The group has done things several ways but this year the swaps are a little more structured. There is a list of 5 or 6 things that you have to send and then extras are not required but alot of us send them.

So here were this swaps inclusions:

1. Valentine Fat Quarter
2. Candy Treat
3. Hand sewn tea towel (you may purchase the towel to embellish)
4. Heart Project (hand sewn project……pink/red/purple or valentine print, your choice – use your imagination
5. a surprise from the $ store, flea market, small hand sewn item, a sewing notion or whatever…..anything goes

I tend to send 1/2 yards instead of Fat Quarters. The Candy treats we have a "Getting to know your gal pals database on group that gives us some hints on what they like.. chocolate is usually a
winner. The tea Towel I actually sent a kitchen towel that I embelished because it is not always easy to find a tea towel with out having to order them. The heart project was anything that we wanted.. mine I sent coasters but I have more to mail as a RAQ (random act of Quiltiness) later because I forgot somethings and didn't have time for others. Last a suprise from the store.. that is anything that you want to send some times I re-gift books or buy magazines.. little kits you pick up at the quilt shop.. any thing fun.

Here is a picture of the goodies that I sent to my secret cupid...

Fabric, hand towel w/ hand sewn strip, Cheesecake Hershey Kisses, chocolate hearts and a little Russell Stover box, Valentines coffee cup, hot chocolate (swiss miss special flavors), Vallentines socks, fons and porter quilt tags, coasters, and a heart sandwich cutter (that was so cool I found it at walmart). I think that was all I sent some times I forget and its just as big a suprise to me as it is to them.. LOL


Anonymous said...

What a cute idea, I really need to be more proactive about finding a group to join.

Jen said...

Aj, You're welcome to join our Prolific quilters blog ring and yahoo group. We don't have any activities set up yet but I'm sure we'll start something shortly.

Heather, anyone would be thrilled to get a box like that!!

Carol Van Rooy said...

Awesome. Those coasters are so versatile. I've seen them posted everywhere lately. I've even taught me 8 yr old son and 11 yr old daughter to sew with that pattern.