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Well ladies, I don't know about you, but I've been following the outcomes of the A Common Thread Project and kinda wishing I could be a part of it, too!  The idea of getting something pretty in the mail from another crafty lady somewhere else in the world and then incorporating it into an outfit holds a lot of appeal.  :-)  Kind of like reinforcing that whole sewing community thing by making a garment that someone else contributed to.

 

So I've been thinking, and what I was thinking was - how about we do something similar via the Sewing Circle community?  What if those of us who were interested put our (virtual) hands up, and we then did a little out-of-the-hat draw and each of us sent some lace or pretty ribbon or nice buttons or similar to the person whose name we get given.  And then we can each make a garment incorporating what we receive in the mail from someone else in the circle!  Kind of like one big, happy, swapping circle of pretty sewing notions.

 

What do you think?  Would you be interested?  I'm happy to do the organising (i.e. collect names/addresses, do a random allocation and let everyone know who they're allocated to send something to) if people are keen.

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You're welcome Debi! I was a bit nervous about being involved in this project as my stash is really quite light on notions - I hope there's something you can use. I love the interesting design of the pattern - I'm sure you will be able to make something stunning with it. 

 

Oh, and it turns out my post office estimate of 4-7 days for delivery was spot on! Turns out you live in a place with an effective postal system AND many highland cows! I'm so jealous!

So thoughtful!  Those thistle buttons are just wonderful...can't wait to see what you make with them! 

I cannot believe those little thistle buttons!!! I had a couple of cards of the exact same ones! I gave them to my Mum to use on Highland Dancing costumes. I thought it was such a good find as the real dancing ones are very expensive.
Look what loveliness arrived in my mailbox today! Thank you so much Charlotte! This brighten up a snowy day in so many ways. And thank you for the incredibly thoughtful card with the back history on all these sweet buttons, trim and fabric. I LOVE them all. My wheels are already going round and round how all this fun will be used!

 

Hugs to you Charlotte!

 

xoxo Cathe

 Oh how pretty Cathe.. Love it.. Isn't it so fun to rip open that package.. Can't wait to see what you will do with this lovely stuff..
It's really fun Judy. I think I have come up lots of different ideas, now I just need to get on it!
What a lovely lot! and what a lovely pic of the snow. ... coming from an Aussie girl living in the sunshine state who has never ever seen the snow!!!!!

I agree it's been fun to play with!

 

Oh the snow, it started before late November so I'm less than excited to wake up to more but I had to share! It is really pretty.

So glad you like it, can not wait to see what you make. Snow looks lovely, it's really weird as we are having unusually high temps at the moment.

Once we start finishing items with our notions, what shall we tag the picture with?
How about "traveling lace" or "traveling notions"?
Good question Shannon...also.. do we wait and all post it on May 8th?? or when you finish your item, do you post it then??

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