Saturday, November 15, 2008

JOINING Fair and Square

First please make sure you've read the rules located on the Fair and Square blog. (Located on the sidebar as a link) Ensure that you understand all the rules of Fair and Square and can abide by them before you contact the Exchange Moderator. Please state in your e-mail request to the moderator that you have fully read and understand them. This board is run by the rules.

ROUNDS and DATES:Dates for each round are listed as links on the main Fair and Square blog page. When you click on the link it will take you to the Information Page for that specific round that you clicked on. Please check the rounds that are OPEN. Choose ONE round to join and send that choice to the Exchange Moderator when you are ready to make application to the exchange. If you remain interested, please send an e-mail of introduction to Jill - the Exchange Moderator at: In the Introductory e-mail please include the following information:
  • Full Name
  • Snail Mail Address
  • E-mail address that you would like to use for receiving information and updates about this exchange
  • Round you'd like to join

* For YOUR membership profile please send me answers for the following questions (you can see examples of what a membership profile looks like HERE)

  • LIKES - I don't mean like chocolate etc. I mean your STITCHING likes
  • DISLIKES - again STITCHING dislikes
  • USE for the received squares
  • BLOG URL if you have one (if you do not have a blog, please indicate that to me at this time)

Upon receipt of the introductory e-mail, I will send you an invitation to join Fair and Square Blog, if I have room in the exchange. You will be required to post an introduction, and also to post when you mail your squares and receive your squares. A picture posted with the received squares is also expected - if you cannot do that the please ask your partner to post a picture of the squares AFTER you receive them. Please give the Exchange Moderator at least 72 hours to get back to you before you e-mail again - we all have lives outside this exchange!

We welcome stitchers from all over the world to join us in the exchange! Thanks for your interest! ~Jill

Friday, January 4, 2008

How to Sign In and Post to Fair and Squares Blog


1. Go to

2. At the top RIGHT hand corner will be boxes to put in your e-mail address and password (this is what you set up when you joined the board and accepted the invitation)

3. Once you have done the above, this will take you to your "dashboard"

4. To post to the blog choose the BLUE BOX under the FAIR AND SQUARE heading that says: NEW POST

5. This will bring up a box where you can download a picture and type up your entry

6. To post a picture simply click on the "picture square" on the blog entry box - icon is the third icon from the end on the right hand side of the entry dialogue box (it has a blue sky and mountains in it) So follow these simple steps to posting a picture:
  • click on the picture icon
  • this brings up a box that says add a picture from "YOUR COMPUTER" (this will be from your own hard drive where you've saved the picture you want to share) or "FROM THE WEB" this would be from a picture hosting site such as Flickr, Picasa, Webshots...etc (you will add a "link" in the appropriate box for this option)
  • You can add "more than one image" at the same time by clicking under either option listed above the "add more pictures" link
  • continue until all pictures you want are filled into the link lines
  • press the blue box with "UPLOAD PICTURES"

7. When you are finished with your entry, fill in the Labels at the bottom of the post. For example if I were posting an exchange I received from Joe B. during Round 2 of the exchange, I'd put these lables: Vonna, Joe B., Round 2

7. Click on the PUBLISH POST orange button to publish your entry

8. Click on View Blog to continue with your viewing of the blog.