Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Traveling Stash Box UPDATES

Hello!  :)

First, if this is your first time visiting my blog, I'd like to welcome you . . . WELCOME!  :)

Sharon from Vrooman's Quilts has been keeping track of the Traveling Stash boxes for quite some time now. She is quite busy these days and asked if someone else wanted to keep track of the boxes. My hand immediately went up!  :)  I just discovered them a couple of months ago and have been following them anyway. Her status report definitely made that easier for me and I'm sure some of you too. I couldn't imagine keeping up with all of them (there are 6 now) without it . . . so here I am! I hope I can make her proud.  ;)

I created a button to help in keeping up with the boxes. The picture below is just a picture of the button.

I'm going to keep this button in the upper right hand column of my blog. You will be able to click on it at any time to go to the most recent post tracking the boxes. That way you won't have to search through my posts looking for an update. (Although if you'd like to keep track of what I have going on I'd love it!) The code for the button is also included in case you would like to put one on your blog.

My plan is to post an update once a week. I'm going to try for Mondays. If there are updates during the week, before the next post, I will update the current post with those updates. These are the plans I have right now. Of course I'm a woman and may just change my mind ;) and alter things a bit from my current plans ;).

Here is the current update of the status of the Traveling Stash  & Other boxes as of 4/24/12 . . .

BOX #1:     Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet will be Drawing a Winner on 5/5/12
BOX #2:     Traveling to Ella @ Throw a Wench in the Works
BOX #3:     Cindy @ Spin the Bobbin received the box, has yet to post Giveaway
BOX #4:     Lynn & K & S Design Girls Closing Comments on 4/29/12 . . . will be Drawing a Winner on 5/1/12

PASS IT ON BOX (has different rules than the Traveling Stash boxes):  
Angie @ Sew Scrappy Quilts received the box, will post Giveaway 4/27/12
LEAP YEAR BOX (may have different rules than the Traveling Stash boxes):  
Miss Mary @ Lillian's Stitches will post Giveaway 4/29/12

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about . . .

What is a Traveling Stash Box?
It is a box that is filled with a collection of "fun quilty love". The box is packed full of fabric, patterns, thread, etc. When you receive it you take what you like and then replace it with similar quantities (or more) of quilt shop quality items. Then you hold a giveaway and send it on its way. Due to shipping costs you must live in the US to participate.

Who started the Traveling Stash & Other Boxes?
Box #1 was started on 1/3/11 by Nan from Pots and Pins.
Box #2 was started on 3/28/11 when Kelly from Charming Chatter split the new box from box #1.
Box #3 was started on 11/22/11 when Staci from The Confused Quilter split the new box from box #2.
Box #4 was started on 2/14/12 when Darlene from Quilting Nana split the new box from box #1.

Pass It On Box was started on 1/25/12 by Brandie from ABC.
Leap Year Box was started on 2/29/12 by Ann Marie from 16 Muddy Feet. This "Leap Year" box only travels on the 29th of each month.

If I have any of this information wrong please let me know. Thanks!  :)

Until next time . . .


Barbara said...

Very clever of you, Cherise. I like the button.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh you are a dream! I like the idea of the button and will surely add it to my sidebar. I love how you listed the history of the boxes. Good luck in this venture, I am sure you will do a spectacular job.

Kristy said...

Love the button idea! I've added it to my blog, but it doesn't seem to link anywhere :(

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

current boxes location for box number 4, should that be APRIL 27th?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You might want to check your stash button link - not working - would love to add it.

Cindy said...

Cherise, just emailed you about the box that I have.

Kathy said...

Love the button ideal! I just started blogging and would love to have some people to talk to:) I sew and craft and I'm having a drawing for a Tooth Fairy Pillow. Come on over and join me at www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

Cherise said...

Sorry about the problems with the Stash button. :( I have now fixed it for you! Enjoy! Have a Happy Day! :)

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Oh yay! Thank you for doing this! Now I can stalk these boxes and maybe finally have one come for a visit! I have been gathering things for some time to add to one in hopes of finding one in my mailbox.

Jen said...

Thanks for the update! Have to be sure to keep stalking those boxes! :)