I have lots of fun stuff to share and I know I haven't posted any juicy stuff this week, but I'm trying to wrap up my Booty Swap and I feel the need to vent and stand on a soapbox (I am after all only 5'2"):
How hard is it for you to send a 20 second email with the words, "Thank you. I received your quilt today in the mail it is lovely." Then take another 20 second to post in your blog to say "Look at what I go in the mail today from so-so, isn't it lovely?". Then take another 20 seconds to visit the sender's blog to respond to the post they make about your new quilt saying "Thank you again, it's is lovely".
Ok, that takes about 5 minutes total to do, but what do you personally expect?!
Seriously, take a minute to think about that question - What do YOU expect when you spend 2-4 weeks, planning, purchasing, designing, cutting, sewing, quilting, making a label specifically for one person?
We are all quilters, quilters thrive on the reaction of our work. It doesn't' take much to satisfy us, but the gesture is still expected and we wait patiently for the end result.
I'm very sadden at how several people never followed through with a simple "thank you" in the swap process. It dumbfounds me how rude and inconsiderate some folks are.
These are again more lessons learned from hosting this swap. I will state it clearly in the new guidelines for next Round of this swap, it will be expected that you will email your partner when you receive your quilt and to post a picture of it on your blog.
It's sad I have to "enforce" a common courtesy, but apparently we are not all raised the same.