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.
I'm still hoping to find an envelope in my mailbox some day!
Sadly, it's not uncommon for letters to take a month to be delivered in Rome...sometimes even our bills arrive already past due. So I may have to be patient for some while more!
Not sure where you all are from or where you are sending or recieving your packages from..But, I sent one to UK and I cant rember but it took a little over a week.. And I mailed one to Austrailia over a week ago, and it still has not arrived. I am from USA.. Mississippi. [Neither of these were traveling lace packages, just things I was mailing]..
Hope this helps you not to worry.. I think distance,is just causing delays in mail time. Hope your all having a good evening.