Do you Mystery Swap?

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Mystery Swap

While at The Sewing Summit, I participated in 2 mystery swaps.  One was for fat quarters.  This swap was simple for me. I just needed to select and packaged up several fat quarters from my every expanding fabric stash.  And the other was a zipper pouch.  This one took more thought and effort to create.  All said and done, I think I’m hooked!  (to see my swap items see my photo from  Travel Handmade )

To begin with, I was super nervous about my zipper pouch swap.  What if the recipient didn’t like my creative style? Or what if they were hoping for something different?  I was really on pins and needles wondering who would get my pouch.

But then the fun began and I settled down.  We all gathered around the table in the ballroom, handing in our crafty creations.  Soon it was time to pick out your lucky number and claim the creative treasure.  It was really fun.

Mystery Pouch Swap- The Sewing Loft


Here are my treasures-

Mystery Swap Treasures - The Sewing Loft

I am not sure what I will make just yet from my fat quarter selection but I am sure I can find something fun here.

And I just love the pouch that Tsoniki made from Me Being Crafty.  I only got to meet her for a hot minute but I do hope she knows I love it!  And ps- my girls loved it too… they were actually fighting over it.  But it was clear that I had claimed it! Thank you Tsoniki!

This leads me to my question.

Do you ever do mystery swaps?  If so, where and what kind?

I am considering seeing if my local chapter of ASG is willing to have one.  Since my chapter is pretty big and we are all over the state, it might have to be a mailed swap.  But fingers crossed, they will be interested.  What about you? Do you have any interest in a swap?



  1. Ooh! How fun! You got some fabulous booty! Lisa Fulmer of LisaLizaLou Deigns does a monthly ATC swap that I’ve done a couple of times, That’s fun. More recently I’ve participated in altered charm swaps with Roni at Ink Stains. That’s a hoot, too!

    • Candace, I would love learn more. Do you use a service to host it? I will reach out to Lisa today! I am interested in hosting one.
      ps- how is that skirt coming along?

  2. Heather, what a great idea for local American Sewing Guild chapters and neighborhood groups!! Keep everyone sewing… that’s what we like to do at ASG.
    Looks like you had a ball at Sewing Summit.

  3. Looks like lots of fun! Will have to see if our area does anything like this!

    Take care,


  4. Never done a swap of this sort, but it sure looks like fun!

  5. I love swaps – they are totally addictive.
    I am just waiting to receive a tote bag in the Mouthy Stitches swap over on Flikr. And I just signed up to the Scrappy Swap there too.

  6. For a couple of years I took part in the Freshly Blended Ornament Swap. Both the kids and I loved getting ornaments from all over the world. Of course there were those who flaked on sending theirs out but it was still so much fun! When you decide to take your swap national let me know! 🙂

  7. Following from MAde in a Day Blog Hop!

    Sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to participate in something like this.

    Khloé Gadson

  8. Patsy Smith says:

    I’m definitely interested in hearing more. It sounds like fun!

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