I dipped my toe in to one of those flickr swaps that had previously been a bit intimidating, a bit close-knit, and a bit beyond me.
I was wrong. I have partaken in many swaps, and compared to many, including the Mouthy Stitches swaps, the PLPS is very different.
After the initial self-categorising of skill level, (I plumped for intermediate), and the allocation of partners, it was pretty much a matter of just getting your pouch in the mail by the specified date.
There was no nagging from the swap mamas, no checking up and making sure people were on schedule, and no obligation to post progress shots, to comment or to be more involved.
Because of the recent rise in US postal rates, there was no transatlantic swapping, which made trawling the flickr pool a little disappointing; seeing so many pouches that would never be headed this way.
My partner, Caillean Z, only posted one fabric selection photo, so when it arrived, it was a complete surprise!
The box was huge, and weighed a tonne; it came in the post van, too big for the bike; and inside, a golden nugget of meteoric proportions...
Inside the nugget, my pouch...
An enormous, (but below the 12" size restriction!), grey linen pouch, with mini scrappy trip blocks and some super piecing. She certainly nailed my 'likes'.
And inside the pouch...
Half a German sweetshop, and a little FMF change purse. It's a good there was the one shot in the pool, otherwise I would not have known who it was from!
I am going to be able to fit a super amount of goodies in there, thank you Caillean Z from me, and from my kids, who thought Christmas had come again!
I posted about the pouch I sent in the swap to Jo here.
Am I pleased I joined round 6? Definitely. Would I do it again? Maybe. Do I ever need to buy chocolate again? Never xxx