There is always a person who intends to belong but should never join in because they just can't follow directions or complete what they started on time.
I joined my first swap in blog land back in November. I sent a nice gift along with the fabric to make my swap quilt. When asked to supply another color, I sent a yard of 2 different fabric's. I was willing to allow my swap partner's child to help with my quilt. I made 2 art quilts for my partner and wrote a story to go with them. When I packed the box to send it to her I included 3 yards of batiks, a tote bag, needle case filled with scissors and supplies, threads, art supplies for her children and a beading set for her daughters.
I was concerned when I didn't hear from her since early December, but kept hoping she was working on my quilt and would complete the swap. She didn't. I know she is alright. She sent me one email in January stating she was busy with school.
Dragonryder4 should not have joined any swaps knowing she was going to attend school, has 4 children to take care of a dog breeding business a job outside the home and her home. I have learned that she didn't complete other swaps. I feel really bad that this happened. I could not do this to anyone. At the very least, I would have had to email them that I took on too much. I would have returned their fabric's and embellishments or any quilts they sent to me.
The person running the swap was Tracy.http://scraphappyquilts.blogspot.com/ Among the fake gems you might find a real Gem..and Tracy is just that. Today she sent me a wonderful little quilt and some extra goodies.
I hung the little quilt up so I could enjoy looking at it today. I think this little quilt is the perfect size for one of my antique doll beds. I may never get my quilt wall started if I don't stop dressing up all the doll furniture!
Tracy also sent a mini kit for making an Ohio Star quilt which I just love! Along with that she sent some nice fabrics and a cute Owl card. I have some green and dark peachy red to go with the fabric she sent...now to decide what to make!
This was not Tracy's problem that my partner turned out to be a dud. She is just such a sweetie that she didn't want me to go without a quilt. Thanks so much Tracy!