Friday, November 2, 2007

Apron Swap



Fourth and I have signed up to be part of an apron swap by a blogger in Australia! I signed up because I like the idea of continuing my sewing and to receive one from another. When I shared with Fourth that this is what I was participating in, she voiced interest and I signed her up too.

In the comments where women signed up, many asked to be matched with women in their country, worrying of overseas costs. But I feel that by doing so, one gives up an opportunity to meet another, and learn of another country. So when I signed Fourth up, I mentioned that she was looking forward to a pen-pal from another part of the world.

The swap coordinators are so neat!! They matched Fourth up with a woman in Australia!! How cool will this be for Fourth?

My swap partner is from Louisiana. After a few emails we both learned that we both home school!! The movement is getting larger!

So Fourth and I will be busy making aprons and also a little care pack of our town and state. Just a bit of fun for our new friends to learn a bit about us! It is very exciting!

BTW in the world of home school, this is a major lesson! She will be using a pattern, picking fabric, sewing, writing a note, preparing a mini packet of the US and New Mexico, and then learning about Melbourne Australia! Again the flexibility of home schooling has afforded an opportunity without the pressure from external sources!

4 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Wonderful idea. I know that will be fun for the both of you. Have a good day. connie from Texas

MightyMom said...

very cool!

I've got a pattern for my swap partner (who's not in australia)...now I wonder what kind of fabric she'd like??

maybe patchwork...as I need to use my stash......

;-)

Penless Thoughts said...

How neat!!! Fourth I'm so proud of you participating in this!!!
Susan

Pinky said...

Fun! I'm afraid of signing up for something like this b/c I have such a hard time finishing things. My little ones tend to become super needy when I'm sewing.
Have fun, and be sure to show us your package when you receive it!