Friday, April 20, 2007

Basket blues...

Been working on my May Baskets for the swap this week. I actually have three partners and will probably be adding a fourth. That is because some people are leaving their partners high and dry. That makes me sad. I have had numerous emails saying that people still haven't heard from their partner and baskets need to be mailed early next week. Please don't sign up for a swap if you don't intend to follow through. I love swaps and love hosting them, don't get me wrong. I just have never had any problems in any of the swaps I've hosted thus far, but this one seems to be an issue. I just want everyone to be happy and have a lot of fun with this. So please, please let me know if you can't do the swap, for whatever reason. I'm a very understanding person. I just have several people out there that desperately want to hear from their partner. Thanks!As you can see I am creating three very different baskets. Each tailored to the swap recipients taste and style. Pretty fun!

On a happy note, the photos people are posting on the flickr group for the swap are absolutely fabulous. Amazing baskets you're all creating and so unique!

17 comments:

Jess said...

Those look like fun and so pretty. In spite of all the trouble a swap is, I thank you very much for hosting this one! It has been a lot of fun and I am looking forward to more in the future.

A Slice of Life said...

I'd be willing to fill in for someone that ended up partnerless if you need one. I was so sad to miss out earlier...

Sandy McTier said...

I'd be very THRILLED to swap with another partner! Just let me know if you need me to ~ I've already got the basket ready to go and can get it done and mailed in no time! You have every right to RANT!
Have a fabulous weekend.
I'm meeting my 1st SWAP partner tomorrow to SWAP our partners ~ you couldn't have planned it any better ~ we get to hand deliver them to each other instead of mailing them!
I so enjoy your BLOG and again have to let you know I was once a lurker but intend to come out of lurkdom and will continue to comment on the fabulous things you create and do! Thanks for doing this SWAP ~ could you please send me your mailing address so that I can mail you this little something I have together for you ~thanks.

Karin (creativechaos) said...

You are officially amazing. 3 partners! I'm just working it to get one done...although I have been sick all last week. So I do have an excuse for my slowness. I am hoping to get some photos up by the end of the weekend!

dede warren said...

kari,

i can take an additional partner, if needed. please let me know.

i have wanted to host a swap for a bit, but am leary for the same reason s you mentioned.

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Hi!!!
I missed out on joining this swap, but I would LOVE to participate, if you would like me to! It's no fun for someone to end up without a partner :(

Just let me know! :)

Cabs said...

Oooo...your baskets shots look so fabulous. I am really enjoying making my basket and seeing the flicker pictures as they get posted. Thank you so much for hosting this. I hope all the details work out well for everyone! Your work is greatly appreciated by many. Claps!!

Jamie said...

Kari, I can take another partner also. I love this swap and really appreciate you coming up with the idea and putting it together. My partner has already mailed hers! I can't wait!!! So, let me know sweetie!
Jamie

amyelisedesigns said...

What beautiful baskets! Thank you for sharing the swap flickr too!

Laini Taylor said...

Those are so fun! What a nice treat for springtime. And I love the mosaic egg in the initial post!a

Merci-Notes said...

you are a kind and thoughtful host Kari! These women are going to be very very lucky!!! Hey and you get three and maybe a 4th basket!!!!have fun!
With Kindness,
Mary

Lori said...

Kari,
Your baskets look wonderful!!I see that other people are stepping up to the plate to make extra baskets for your swap, I hope everything works out!! Stop over and see me on Monday, I am having a little give away!!

Latharia said...

Oh, just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!!

MarilynH said...

your teasers are awesome!! kari--maybe you could pair-up some of the partners left high and dry?

waisze said...

how lucky to be one of your swap partners! my partner and I have been chatting through email back and forth! i can't wait for her to receive my basket next week!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Very pretty baskets! I have enjoyed being in the swap and look forward to seeing the finished products.

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

I've just started my own blog and found yours on my travels. Your craft work is just divine! You have really inspired me, thanks so much for sharing!
Alicia