Thursday, June 11, 2009

deflated with one phone call....

Last night Linda and I played phone tag... She called and I was eating dinner, I called back and she was eating dinner (and we are in the same time zone!!lol), but finally we connected.

She just had a few questions about some supplies I use and then we got to talking about the Christmas in July swap. I always second guess myself when I get my swap stuff together. Will they like it? Am I using the right colors? Did I buy the right gifties? (yes, I know sis, I over think it) I want my swap partner to be pleased. I want her to like everything. Impossible? Maybe, but I will die trying...

So we start talking back and forth and of course I start telling her that I made this, I made that, I bought this, I bought that...

Her reply?

Um....Nancy.... two things are to be handmade and both are to be Christmas related. And they are to be in a Christmas related package, like a stocking or a bag or something.

SH*T

CR*P

I have NOTHING Christmas related. NOTHING!!!! I guess planning to wrap all these goodies in Christmas wrap wasn't gonna cut it. I do know what the outside package will be and have the Christmas fabric ready to go. BUT, now I have all these cute things and nothing is Christmas related.

So with one phone call... I was swap-deflated and am back to the drawing board.

Here is a sneak peak of what my swap partner will NOT get...


The good news is that I really like this so it will be nice to be able to keep it.

Today I must, must, must write the guild newsletter and get it printed and ready for Monday. I must get off the computer and stay out of the sewing room and turn off The View and get'er done...

Happy Sewing,
Nancy
off to search my blogs for tutes to see what I can make from Christmas fabric that will fit Linda and Stephanie's the rules. I can always write that pesky newsletter tonight...

8 comments:

Pat said...

Oh, my.......that would be a deflating phone call. I'm sure you'll come up with something great, though.

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Some how I know you will get past the sh*t cr*p & do fine. TTFN ~Marydon

Linda said...

Oh poor you, now you know you need to put your specs on when reading invitations, but remember to take them off when chatting on the phone.

~Bren~ said...

That Linda is a stickler for rules!!!!

Val said...

You crack me up! I want to know what the pretty green and white is that you selfishly are keeping, LOL! I mean after all it is green for heavens sake. If that isn't Christmas then what is? Can't you say you made it? gggggg

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh....bugger....anyway Nancy your little gift that your swap partner is not going to receive looks fantastic...

Janet said...

Lucky for you you have a friend to put you on the right track. I'm sure the things you made won't go to waste. Good luck with the next lot.

Stephanie said...

Sorry but I'm having a good laugh at your expense. Well I LOVE whatever it is your swap partner is NOT getting! :o)