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 think we all really worried about what to send as its normal as we just know a little bit of each other but this group is full of lovely ladies with big hearts and Im sure no one will be disapoittend as all the envelopes were made with love !
Amanda, I have been doing the same thing.. So afraid..that I won't choose the right color or texture...since I know everyone is different..and this "little" envelope ..just won't hold what all I want to stick in it.ha.
But I know. myself , I will be thrilled with whatever is sent..It will be so much fun..just seeing where it come from.. and to know that person had it in their stash.. All the questions of ...how long did they have it, did a friend or family member give it, did they find it at a sale,will they be using some of it for a self project?/ oh so fun..
and won't it be fun to see the garments or things that people do with them??/ I cant wait.. I put mine in the mail today..yea..