It's that time again over in the IBK group on ravelry. Time for the Advent Swap. I think it's been going about 5 years now? I almost didn't join in the fun this year. It's a time commitment and I always seem to be late and you can choose to spend a bit. After the sign ups were closed I lamented in the group that I'd missed them and Mel, the hostess with the mostess, offered to squeeze me in. I couldn't refuse. It's a secret swap and I don't think my swap partner reads my blog anyway so I'm sharing a few things I've made for it. There are 25 things to be included and a list. Some are must includes and some are open to interpretation. For example, on one day you must include something red. I haven't decided if these are for the red day, the "include something Christmasy" day, or even the white day.We had to include a project bag, made or bought. I'm going with almost all made from stash this year since finances are tight. I've had this fabric for about 8 years. I bought it in a quilt shop in Joseph when we were camping at Wallowa Lake. I originally made a granddaughter an outfit out of it but it was not well received. It was too bright in the opinion of the parents. So it's been sitting. I loved it and it was an "aha" moment when I pulled it out and decided to make it into a project bag for me so I could look at it often. There was enough for two project bags. I hope my swap partner likes it.