I used to do a ton of swaps when I had more time. Mostly knitting/crocheting, but I have also done fat quarter swaps. Sunday, my husband reminded me of the dishcloth swap that I did on an almost monthly basis. I loved it. I also did a few granny square swaps that I loved, and I still have a ton of the granny squares that I really should put together as a blanket which would have squares from all over the country. Now that I think about it, I also did rubber stamp swaps. These swaps made me finish my projects because I had to send them to someone by a certain time! Today, I found a blog http://life-is-a-musical.blogspot.com/ that posted about apron swaps that she participated in. That got me thinking. I would love to do one again! Maybe I will try one out. Now with the colder weather coming, maybe I'll have more time. I'm thinking that simple dishcloth swaps would be a great way to start up again. I know that I have 3 kids and to sign up for something liek this may be crazy, but I think it will be good for me! I'm going to look more into this and I'll certainly post back here when I decide to or not to do a swap.
As a follow up to the Curly Girl post, a twin mom friend sent me info about a salon that has been trained by the woman who wrote the book "Curly Girl". I have an appointment schedueld for Saturday with the owner of the salon who has been doing this friend's hair for 13 years. I am so looking forward to getting a haircut from someone who should know how to cut my hair. I'll follow up with pictures!