Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Well, some news re. the One-Yard-Fabric-Swap. We have a button! The lovely and talented Joni of Union Center Knits volunteered to design it, and hasn't she done a fantastic job?

I have already outlined the basic rules in one of the last posts, but here they are again:

1) The idea is to send no less than 1 yard of continuous fabric, enough for a little sewing project, and, to make sure that nobody ends up with, as Alex put it, 'some nasty nylon' - cotton only!

2) Only send what you would also love to receive. So no palming off of unloved bits of fabric that you would otherwise stick in the bin! ;-)

3) Include other little presents - sweets, yarn, other crafty things, something you think the other person would like.

4) Suggested spending: around $25 (or around £15) max.

The sign-up deadline I am aiming for is mid- to end of September, with about a month to get parcels ready, so the deadline for the sending of fabrics would be the end of October. I admit that part of my timing has to do with the predicted arrival of the bean at the end of September, but I think the timeframe is quite convenient anyway. Let me know what you think, though - I'm open to suggestions!

Also, I am still unsure if I should use Swap Bot. I imagine that you would have to sign up there, if you are not already registered with them. If I go ahead, I will do so after the weekend - possibly on Monday or Tuesday.

Anyway, that is all for today - but go ahead and take the button to publicise the swap a bit if you want! :-)


  1. Iris...did I get on the list? Lovely button...she did a fine job on it. I can't wait to go find the fabric at a wonderful little quilt shop down in the Orting Valley (five miles down hill from me)...they have the most gorgeous cotton fabrics and everything is current with the trends.

    The Beans sweater got a red ribbon...2nd place, oh well. The judge didn't like the cotton yarn (de stash on a heavier weight cotton and I was a bit of a non perfectionist knitting). None the less, it was a labor of love and the bean can drool, drop juice and pudding upon it and I'm sure this garment will stand to the test.

    Now to get your package wrapped and off to you...fingers crossed within the week. I will let you know so you can keep an eye out for postie to deliver it.

    Take care...

  2. Splityarn directed me to your swap and I would love to participate!

  3. Just checking in (non fabric swapper). For some reason the photos of your new country home, flood and all, look exactly the way I picture the English countryside - romantic and grey.

    I know you must be getting ready for the baby soon and I'm so thrilled for you and D both!

  4. Anonymous10:23 pm

    I would love to be in your swap too!

  5. Hi Iris, Amanda from Clothesknit sent me a link to your blog, and I'm so glad she did! I'd love to participate in the swap, if you still have a spot open. It sounds like great fun.

  6. Anonymous3:33 pm

    Hi Iris! Amanda of Clothesknit sent me this way for your fabric swap. It sound like fun and I'd love to sign up. I'm looking forward to going and exploring your blog a bit more!

    Nice to 'meet' you!!

  7. Amanda of Clothesknit sent me as well. ;o) I would love to join in if there is room.

  8. Anonymous3:57 am

    I am so sorry I missed out on this fabric swap. I hope you'll do another one when life returns to "normal" later.