Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Linda Rose » Thu May 18, 2017 4:11 pm

kevona wrote:Posted mine last week

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Great! Looking forward to when the stitching is revealed!
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by fccs » Sat May 20, 2017 12:40 am

Look what was in my mailbox today!

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Donna, thank you - I love it and I guarantee it will go to someone very special (but only because I'm supposed to pass it on - I'd love to keep it!).

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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Linda Rose » Sat May 20, 2017 1:23 am

fccs wrote:Look what was in my mailbox today!

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Donna, thank you - I love it and I guarantee it will go to someone very special (but only because I'm supposed to pass it on - I'd love to keep it!).

:wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:


Well, that will be very difficult to part with! So very pretty. Very nicely stitched Donna. :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Squirrel » Sat May 20, 2017 6:22 am

Debby I am sure that your gift is really beautiful but sadly I have no picture, just a tiny black box with a cross in it. :(
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Nicola Main » Sat May 20, 2017 7:13 am

Awww Donna what a fabulous gift! Such a lovely design, I love the little bee embellishment at the top too! :applesauce:

Can't believe I missed this I would have loved to have been a part of this! Will you be doing another one? :)
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by kevona » Sat May 20, 2017 11:06 am

So glad it arrived safely and that you are enjoying the safe bees.
I have fully enjoyed participating in this exchange.
I hope we do another one.
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by rcperryls » Sat May 20, 2017 11:45 am

That is so pretty!!!!

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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Linda Rose » Sat May 20, 2017 4:40 pm

I had a P/M from Kirsty to say that mine had arrived at her home. :D[/quote]

Kirsty we anxiously await the posting of a picture here :P
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Nicola Main » Sat May 20, 2017 5:52 pm

Will there be another Bookmark and Card Exchange Linda? I'd love to be in it if there is. I will be stitching a lot of larger projects this year and something smaller will help break up the monotony (for want of a better word!) xxx
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Linda Rose » Sat May 20, 2017 8:16 pm

Nicola Main wrote:Will there be another Bookmark and Card Exchange Linda? I'd love to be in it if there is. I will be stitching a lot of larger projects this year and something smaller will help break up the monotony (for want of a better word!) xxx


Nicola - all it takes to get an exchange going is someone willing to take the lead and other forum members to sign up. I had participated in a number of Christmas ornament exchanges through this forum but for various reasons one did not take place last year. I really missed it. I looked up the exchange guidelines and decided to try to get one started, no one told me I couldn't, and then various members came on board. There is a little luck involved. Sometimes the invitation is extended but the timing might be all wrong for others. I think the stress or busyness level at this time of year is probably less than through the holidays, which is perhaps why we had a good sign up this time around. It can be tricky in places. I declared a "spring" exchange, but of course it is not spring everywhere around the world. Never-the-less, we had 2 members participate who are in the "fall headed to winter" season in their country. That was very good of them!

One particularly interesting outcome this time around was the inclusion of Poppy in the exchange. A bookmark was not something she had ever tried before and was concerned about how to finish the back. A few members shared web sites with fabric and finishing ideas as well as sites with free patterns. Poppy decided she was "in" and stitched a beautiful bookmark that fellow member Carole will enjoy for years to come. As well, two members new to the forum in 2017 also participated. I think this is a strength of the forum. It provides opportunity and encouragement for both stitching and friendship, even across oceans!

While I would be happy to host another exchange in the future, it might be better to let someone else give it a try. We all have different ideas and strengths and who knows what good things might come from someone else's insights? My experience has been good, and I would encourage anyone who is giving it thought to step up and give it a try. Who knows where it might lead? As you can see from reading the various posts, a lot of fun has been had, members are very appreciative of the opportunity they have been given, and there is a good deal of excitement over giving/receiving to another from far away. Not too much work to host is rewarded with a great deal of satisfaction. Who wouldn't want to give it a try?
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Nicola Main » Sat May 20, 2017 8:23 pm

It was a brilliant idea and enjoyed by many which is great! I've been absent on and off the last few months and missed the post otherwise I would have signed up. Will keep my eye open in future for any other exchanges that take place xxx
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Squirrel » Sat May 20, 2017 11:08 pm

Debby that is so beautiful and how neat to have that little bee there too. Well Done Donna :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by karen4bells » Sat May 20, 2017 11:32 pm

That is gorgeous, Debby!! I think I am going to join in the next time there is an exchange! Hoping it will be soon!
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by fccs » Sun May 21, 2017 12:57 am

This exchange was really fun. This one was spring - maybe we should do one for autumn. I'd be in for that.
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Nicola Main » Sun May 21, 2017 5:07 am

fccs wrote:This exchange was really fun. This one was spring - maybe we should do one for autumn. I'd be in for that.


Me too Debby! Autumn is my favourite season xxx
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by wendywombat » Sun May 21, 2017 8:08 am

fccs wrote:Look what was in my mailbox today!

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Donna, thank you - I love it and I guarantee it will go to someone very special (but only because I'm supposed to pass it on - I'd love to keep it!).

:wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:


:wub: Oh Wow! That is just wonderful! Love the little bee decal! :whoop: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by wendywombat » Sun May 21, 2017 8:09 am

Linda Rose wrote:I had a P/M from Kirsty to say that mine had arrived at her home. :D


Kirsty we anxiously await the posting of a picture here :P[/quote]


I sent her a P/M asking her to do so...guess she's busy! :D
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Linda Rose » Sun May 21, 2017 11:34 am

wendywombat wrote:
Linda Rose wrote:I had a P/M from Kirsty to say that mine had arrived at her home. :D


Kirsty we anxiously await the posting of a picture here :P



I sent her a P/M asking her to do so...guess she's busy! :D[/quote]

I have also pm'd her asking for picture. If none shows up in the next day or two please feel free to upload a picture if you took one Wendy. Thanks!
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by wendywombat » Sun May 21, 2017 1:03 pm

:tizzy: :doh: Knew I should have!! :? Ah well!
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by wendywombat » Mon May 22, 2017 10:30 am

:whoop: :whoop: :whoop:

Look what arrived today!!!

THANK YOU LINDA!!

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I Love it! :wub: :wub: You asked me my favourite colour and the Green is Perfect :D

Thank you So Much for organising this great idea! :applesauce: :applesauce:
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