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kentuckydakota
03-06-2016, 03:55 PM
What a cute set!

xstitcher
03-06-2016, 04:01 PM
ArtsyOne has asked to be moved to homers only which I will try and do later on this evening.

Also still waiting on MACE to verify the correct address before I move her back to active.

xstitcher
03-06-2016, 08:00 PM
Sent another update!

angelmuz, csigeek124 and lafaver55 did not receive it.

BekaH
03-06-2016, 11:00 PM
That turned out great, allegrae!

CastleQueen5
03-07-2016, 05:51 PM
I got a home from Spinnbabul, and Gumbeck, Art is color vintage women

I also got a great starter with abstract backgrounds and postage stamps. Somebody will be getting those soon.

sweetgypsy
03-07-2016, 06:03 PM
I've received homers and starters from KentuckyDakota as well as Missxkay.

CastleQueen5
03-07-2016, 06:10 PM
I got an old homer from Vicky and Mace, It had a Disney Cars, theme.
And I got set that Allegrae started with a swordfish. So I will be working at that soon.


Beka sent home a set i started, turns out it was a hot air balloon hiding there in the card. I will mail a home to Sweetgypsy soon. They are lovely.

I got 2 sets from Katelnorth. Not that I have favorites, but I always love sending cards to her. It is worth the extra money to do the overseas. I wonder if maybe it cause those who dont live in the USA have different creative ideas which often seem better to me. could be.

missxkay
03-08-2016, 12:00 AM
I received a homer, starters and last-signers from katelnorth. Also, two sets of starters from castlequeen.

Tomorrow, there's a homer and a set of starters headed heymaggie's way.

Spinnbabul
03-08-2016, 09:07 AM
Today i recived a homer : 1. Crafty3790, me and cinclan - ( Lovely pink card)
and a new set to finished up from 1. ThrouArt Delyrias 2. Cinclan (lavender color)

Thank you very much to play with me!

Silky1150
03-08-2016, 11:24 AM
Received starter and 3rd from Allegrae. (Love the Easter ham!) and a homer Allegrae, vicky, and me.

Spinnbabul
03-08-2016, 02:54 PM
I will mail back to ThouArtDelyrias tomorrow! Thank you so much.

katelnorth
03-08-2016, 07:36 PM
I got 2 sets from Katelnorth. Not that I have favorites, but I always love sending cards to her. It is worth the extra money to do the overseas. I wonder if maybe it cause those who dont live in the USA have different creative ideas which often seem better to me. could be.

Glad you feel this way, Heather - makes me feel better about the extra postage to send to me :)


I also don't have favourites, though there are people whose style meshes well with mine and those who take very different approaches - sometimes I consider this when sending out cards and sometimes I don't. And frankly, I'm not sure which makes for more interesting cards!

I do have a stack of stuff to work on at the moment, so if you've sent something to me, it's not forgotten, just a little buried. Coming soon, I hope.

Allegrae
03-08-2016, 09:11 PM
Completed set (ArtsyOne/Crafty3790/me):

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/allegrae/67890.jpg

mrubyjean
03-08-2016, 09:15 PM
Awesome set!

ThouArtDelyrias
03-09-2016, 12:58 AM
The African face image is so poignant!! Where did you obtain that???

Crafty3790
03-09-2016, 04:19 AM
Great job I love that you did the shape of Africa

Allegrae
03-09-2016, 06:11 AM
Glad you like it! Created the face digitally in Photoshop, applying the woman's face to a silhouette of the continent and then overlaying a map on the shape. Applied a sepia filter and played with the lighting to boost the contrast.

Spinnbabul
03-09-2016, 07:57 AM
New day, new set to finished up from 1. CastleQueen5 and 2. Beka
Thanks for play with me!

cinlan
03-09-2016, 08:02 AM
I received 2 set to finish from spinnbabul-thanks

cinlan
03-09-2016, 08:03 AM
Also received a set to finish from goodjessie

ArtsyOne
03-09-2016, 08:30 AM
The Africa set is great!

Crafty3790
03-09-2016, 09:16 AM
What a lot of work but it's perfect

xstitcher
03-10-2016, 01:10 AM
Another update has been sent.

csigeek124 and lafaver55 did not get it.

CastleQueen5
03-10-2016, 01:55 PM
The Africa Set is amazing, thanks for explaining how you made that. I think that is so striking and one of the best sets I have seen in a long time. It is the face is what makes it so unique.

goodjessie
03-10-2016, 03:44 PM
I have a homer and staters heading to heymaggie.

I have homers and a stater set going to Allegrae.

CastleQueen5
03-10-2016, 04:25 PM
Two homer came from Spinn

I got back my 4 of clubs and my 5 of clubs. Pam, silky was the second

The 4 of clubs came out as zoo animals and the 5 of clubs as lizards and butterflys. I will mail home Silkys soon.



Linda G sent me 2 starters with a homer. It has little kids on it. I started a series of some german scrap kids I had. This one came out PERFECT, as is the title.

Sweetgypsy sent back the found poetry card she posted a photo of it a ways back. Jessie started the background, I added the alien or the black item. They were starbuck app cards and they seemed perfect for the backgrounds Jessie started. I also got another starter set from Jessie.

Photos maybe later. We will see how much time I have.

CastleQueen5
03-11-2016, 02:27 PM
I just submitted my request to host my first swap. It is an APC swap limited to 12 players. The theme is Angels. I have not been approved yet. I just thought I would let you know. More to come.

Della
03-11-2016, 03:30 PM
Hi everyone, thought I would amaze and surprise everyone by actually checking in to see how you all are getting along.............ARE YOU SURPRISED??;) I am doing ok, weather is the picture of ickyness today as it has been this whole week.
Packing to go to my new house has sort of ground to a halt......anyone out there want to volunteer for some "fun" packing at my house??????????:eek::biglaugh: For all of you who have been waiting since the earth's crust cooled for those awesome card sets you sent to me, I will be working on them and getting them out to you after the one'th of April once I get the unpacking down to a dull roar!!! Something to look forward to, indeed!!! So keep me in your prayers as I take this next step in my life..... Thank you all SOOO much for all the prayers and well wishes so far, they have encouraged me mightily!:yes:
tootles!!
me :):):)

Sarah's mom
03-11-2016, 04:11 PM
Sooo good to hear that you get better, dear!
Give it all a little time. And see, we are all here
and waiting for you...:D

missxkay
03-11-2016, 05:47 PM
I only have two sets left to work on, so if anyone has cards to move I'll gladly accept. :)

CastleQueen5
03-11-2016, 07:40 PM
I want to share some photos. I dont have the cards nearby to give you all the details on other players. Just consider this eye candy. I can insert names later.

mrubyjean
03-11-2016, 08:28 PM
Great sets, CastleQueen!

missxkay
03-11-2016, 10:12 PM
I really like the ocean themed one. Great sets!

CastleQueen5
03-12-2016, 02:00 AM
I finally got my first swap approved and listed, AND
I finally got it listed in my signature. I hope the link works.

But my link to my APC wishlist is still that ugly link. How do I fix this? I have no idea. Someone one give me a tutorial.

kentuckydakota
03-12-2016, 12:59 PM
For some reason the link to your swap isn't working for me. I don't know if the trouble is my computer or with the link. You might want to test it.

CastleQueen5
03-12-2016, 01:25 PM
It doesnt work for me either Kentucky. I need a tutorial. I have tried a few things and it doesnt work right.

But hey the swap is still open for sign ups.

missxkay
03-12-2016, 02:34 PM
It works for me. Not sure if it got fixed between then and now?

CastleQueen5
03-12-2016, 02:35 PM
I really just got it fixed. It took me forever to figure it out. I mean years! THink about it it, I have been on AFA for years and I just figured out how to make things work in my signature.

Allegrae
03-13-2016, 12:17 AM
Homers & starters received from heymaggie, katelnorth, missxkay & silky1150!

Allegrae
03-14-2016, 09:31 AM
Homer on the way (kentuckydakota/castlequeen5/me)

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/allegrae/gfrr0316.jpg

xstitcher
03-14-2016, 02:45 PM
I was able to get quite a few things stitched for the round robins this weekend.

I am so jealous of some of the cards being shown. I want to get some cards into circulation so I can have some fun finished mail.

BekaH
03-14-2016, 03:28 PM
wow, all of these are amazing!

ArtsyOne
03-14-2016, 04:02 PM
I have two sets that I'm not going to get to. Those worked on them so far are Spinnbabul and misskay. Would anyone like these?

mrubyjean
03-14-2016, 11:33 PM
I'd like them, please, ArtsyOne! I'm all caught up right now.

CastleQueen5
03-14-2016, 11:36 PM
Thanks for posting the photos Allegrae. I cant do you rocks for you right now, I guess I have blown kisses to you to much lately.

ferretgirl
03-15-2016, 12:43 AM
I couldn't remember if I posted this one or not but here goes again, I guess...

kentuckydakota
03-15-2016, 02:03 AM
AW that's so cute!

ferretgirl
03-15-2016, 06:36 AM
You got that snake charmer done yet, KD? I am so anxious to see how she turns out!!

ArtsyOne
03-15-2016, 10:32 AM
I'd like them, please, ArtsyOne! I'm all caught up right now.

Off they go, then. Thanks for picking these up.

ThouArtDelyrias
03-15-2016, 11:10 PM
received homers and a thank you card from Spinnbabul! They are lovely and pleased with the turn out...other contributor was Cinlan.
Sent out a few firsts and seconds on Monday... :D

missxkay
03-16-2016, 12:48 AM
Homers and starters going to Castlequeen and Vicky tomorrow.

cinlan
03-16-2016, 07:19 AM
I received a homer & a set to finish from missxkay.

Gumbek
03-18-2016, 01:45 PM
I have a biig pile of ATCs will work on them now and through the weekend!

Spinnbabul
03-20-2016, 06:11 AM
finished the set from: CastleQueen5, Beka and me - i will mail on monday back to CQ5
Thank you so much for play with me.

Have time to work!

mrubyjean
03-20-2016, 12:13 PM
Received great sets to work on from ArtsyOne and Nancy ~ thanks!

Silky1150
03-20-2016, 06:47 PM
Homer on the way to Gumbek and a big fat envie to castlequeen with homers and treats to work on.

CastleQueen5
03-21-2016, 12:12 AM
Oh I love big fat envelopes!!!!!

Allegrae
03-21-2016, 10:10 AM
Envelopes with homers/seconds/starters headed to BekaH, Mrubyjean & katelnorth

Crafty3790
03-21-2016, 10:11 AM
I'm all caught up on my swaps so I will be working on the pile of cards I have

Crafty3790
03-21-2016, 10:13 AM
Sorry it took so long but my mother had a heart attack and I've been back and forth to the hospital which is 3 hr drive round trip she's home now and doing better

kentuckydakota
03-21-2016, 10:54 AM
Wow! Sorry to hear that, Debbie. Glad to hear she's doing better. Hope she's on her feet soon!

ferretgirl
03-22-2016, 06:48 AM
Sorry to hear that, Crafty3790. Hopefully, she is doing loads better....

Crafty3790
03-22-2016, 09:05 AM
Thanks for your concern

Silky1150
03-22-2016, 12:37 PM
CQ, your envie is on the way. It's a shame I am not able to post pics as they turned out so pretty.

mrubyjean
03-22-2016, 02:58 PM
Finished two sets ~ here are the homers!

#1 = cinlan, ArtsyOne and me #2 = spinnbabul, missxkay and me

lindagiese
03-22-2016, 03:15 PM
I'm confused. I received cards worked on by Mrs P Harrison in Scotland, but couldn't find her on our list for i traders. But had sent her homer plus some starters. Now I got my starters back with Mrs P and another new name...Gaby Muller from Berlin Germany...also not on our list. They have done nice work...so this isn't a problem...just a confusion. I'm going to write a note along with the finished card...and some more starters to Mrs P. to clear up the mystery...I hope. Meanwhile....has this happened to anyone else...and does any one know these traders???

CastleQueen5
03-22-2016, 04:06 PM
I'm confused. I received cards worked on by Mrs P Harrison in Scotland, but couldn't find her on our list for i traders. But had sent her homer plus some starters. Now I got my starters back with Mrs P and another new name...Gaby Muller from Berlin Germany...also not on our list. They have done nice work...so this isn't a problem...just a confusion. I'm going to write a note along with the finished card...and some more starters to Mrs P. to clear up the mystery...I hope. Meanwhile....has this happened to anyone else...and does any one know these traders???

I think I had this trouble before, I think Xstitcher can help me remember. But I also had a Germany player. This was a while back. I just looked at the address on the back of the card. Thought it was our newest player and mailed them off.

I am in one other group on swap-bot, a few of us are, but that group is not international. So Neither Xsticher nor I could figure out how this player from Germany got me involved.

xstitcher
03-22-2016, 06:30 PM
lindagiese told me about this and I remembered someone had the problem but I could not remember who it was.

I wonder if someone from our group is sending things to these folks not realizing they are not part of us.

Maybe they will join with the invite

missxkay
03-22-2016, 10:06 PM
Received 3 sets from thouartdelyrias.

Also a whole bunch of envies going out tomorrow. :D

lindagiese
03-24-2016, 03:15 PM
Sent the cards off to Scotland today(a note to tell Germany) and invited them to join us. The work they did was fine and hopefully they will be inspired to join the wider circle. I also sent them more starters, so I should get some kind of feedback I hope. Forgot to put in my email, though I meant to...sigh.

CastleQueen5
03-24-2016, 09:32 PM
I got a great envelope from Silky, she paid extra for it to be non machineable, but they stamps were not canceled and it was still run through machine at the bottom. It arrived fine. She sent back the King and Queen of clubs so ARTSY ONE will be getting a homer soon. and I got a homer that started with GUMBECK. Thanks Silky for saving her the cost of mailing this home back to me.

Silky also sent 2 sets to work on.

I will send off your homers Artsyone tomorrow. I might even take a photo.

I got a homer and starter from misskay too.

katelnorth
03-27-2016, 04:14 AM
Here are some recent finishes, going in the post today (though they won't go anywhere until Tuesday, because of the long bank holiday weekend).

Soup was started by allegrae (surprise, surprise!), then sweetgypsy, then me
Sail away was also allegrae, then vicky, then me
Xmas was vicky, then maggie, then me
Palm tree was missxkay, crafty, then me
The orange bird card was just a two-fer - a buddy card - which maggie sent me to work on. But it was a pretty finish (I thought), so I decided to show it here.

In one of those cases, I sent a second player card back to her directly, as I was sending stuff anyway (I think it was the Christmas card - they were pretty much identical, so it seemed the sensible thing to do).

All of these are going out with at least one other set to work on - in most cases, a starter, plus a third round card to finish.

The way the postage prices work here, it doesn't make sense not to do that - the first cut off is 20g, which is more than most sets of three weigh. After that, the next price bracket isn't until 100g, so I like to cram that envelope fairly full when I can!

Kate

Allegrae
03-27-2016, 08:33 AM
Homers!

Me/Mrubyjean/Vick302000
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/allegrae/greyrr.jpg

Prayer_at_night/me/goodjessie
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/allegrae/sewingroomrr.jpg

mrubyjean
03-27-2016, 12:19 PM
Wow, great sets ~ thanks for posting, Kate and Allegrae!
Nice finish on the "Meaning of Grey" cards, Allegrae.

Silky1150
03-27-2016, 01:28 PM
I received a jungle homer from prayer/mesektet/me; "Easter ham" going as homers back to Allegrae/Vicky/me; Retro Dress going home Tami/mesektet/me; Violet Queen as homer to Cinlan/Valda/me; still working on peacock from Valda and have 2 other 3rds to finish from CQ, the 7 of clubs and the Jack of spades. I'm workin ladies...I'm workin...

xstitcher
03-27-2016, 02:55 PM
Me too, Silky1150! Working as fast as I can....................

I am almost finished stitching what will add something to every set I have. Hope to find time to get out the old crafting iron and attach everything, then get them ready to mail this week.

I also have some finished ones to return that I was waiting to send with more to work on.

And I received a finished one I need to leave iTraders for.

mrubyjean
03-27-2016, 09:06 PM
Two more homer sets on their way home!

Nancy Drew ~ Sarah's mom, Allegrae and me
Cat APC ~ CastleQueen, Nancy and me

CastleQueen5
03-27-2016, 10:04 PM
The way the postage prices work here, it doesn't make sense not to do that - the first cut off is 20g, which is more than most sets of three weigh. After that, the next price bracket isn't until 100g, so I like to cram that envelope fairly full when I can!

Kate

Thanks for explaining about postage.

Here is cost $1.20 to mail one ounce or up to 2 ounces to any other country.

But 100 grams is 3.5 ounces in the USA and that would be very expensive to mail.

So I can usually mail you 2 sets of cards and a homer and not go over the 2 ounce rule.

katelnorth
03-28-2016, 05:43 AM
It used to be different - there used to be an intermediate weight - around 40g - but they ditched that and just made everything over 20g very expensive. It's really annoying actually! But luckily, I have enough income to be able to use some of it in this way, so I can play in swaps like this. However, it does mean that unless someone is on homers, I'm not likely to just send them a few cards back - I like to get as much value for my money as I can, so I tend to work in batches and mail at least 3-4 things at a time!

The other option for me is to send lots of stuff along to European players (the weight cutoffs are the same, but the prices are cheaper), which is what I intend to do with a lot of the rest of the cards I have waiting to be worked on :)

cinlan
03-28-2016, 07:40 AM
Around April 10th postage will be going down from .49 to 47 and international will go from 1.20 to 1.15. can't wait.

I received a homer from mrubyjean-thanks
I have 3 homers going to castlequeen, hopefully I can get some starters in with them.
I have homers and sets to finish going to goodjessie

Silky1150
03-28-2016, 01:54 PM
wow! good news about postage!

xstitcher
03-28-2016, 06:21 PM
Around April 10th postage will be going down from .49 to 47 and international will go from 1.20 to 1.15. can't wait.

I received a homer from mrubyjean-thanks
I have 3 homers going to castlequeen, hopefully I can get some starters in with them.
I have homers and sets to finish going to goodjessie


Yes, good news, except I have lots of forever stamps for which I paid .49 and 1.20! :biglaugh:

CastleQueen5
03-28-2016, 07:58 PM
Around April 10th postage will be going down from .49 to 47 and international will go from 1.20 to 1.15. can't wait.

I received a homer from mrubyjean-thanks
I have 3 homers going to castlequeen, hopefully I can get some starters in with them.
I have homers and sets to finish going to goodjessie


Fainting at a price reduction! And yes thanks for thinking of a starter. I dont have much to work on for this group right now. I will have to go check to see what I really do have.

missxkay
03-28-2016, 11:49 PM
Wow! A pricereduction in this day and age! :swoon:

The best we've got for CanadaPost is that the price didn't increase this year.

ferretgirl
03-29-2016, 01:25 AM
Got a set to work on from Crafty3790. Thank you=)

Spinnbabul
03-29-2016, 09:55 AM
Got a homer from 2. misskay and 3. mrubyjean! Thank you so much for work on my naivy card!
And Today i send a set to finished up from 1. Crafty3790 2. me to Allegrae, hope she have fun.

Crafty3790
03-29-2016, 02:46 PM
I finally got to finish some sets here they are
Heather,Nancy and me

Crafty3790
03-29-2016, 02:47 PM
Artsyone,cinlan and me

Crafty3790
03-29-2016, 02:48 PM
Goodjessie,thou art delyrias and me

BekaH
03-29-2016, 03:39 PM
I LOVE that birdcage, beautiful!!!

And the little fairy in the jar posted a few usages back by ferret...

Really awesome collaborations being posted! I've got plenty of sets to work on... Will be mailing soon plenty of second gen and a few homers

BekaH
03-30-2016, 03:03 AM
The pig is Worked on by missxkay, allegrae, me.
Isn't it precious???

The butterfly is thouartdelyrias, gumbek, me...

ferretgirl
03-30-2016, 05:56 AM
Cute. Is that pig a stamp or sticker?

CastleQueen5
03-30-2016, 01:38 PM
I love the pig too. It doesnt look like a stamp or a sticker, but maybe something cut out from an advertisement or kids book. So now I want to know the source of the non bacon pig.

BekaH
03-30-2016, 01:52 PM
I think that was allegrae`s addition, possibly a computer printout

Allegrae
03-30-2016, 02:33 PM
Pig is a royalty-free stock image.

CastleQueen5
03-30-2016, 05:40 PM
SO cute that pig. Royalty free and bacon free pig. YEAH! gonna go search.

xstitcher
03-30-2016, 05:55 PM
I love that pig!

CastleQueen5
03-30-2016, 06:18 PM
Allegrae you use a lot of images from WHERE? Can you direct us to some places you like? Please?

Allegrae
03-30-2016, 06:30 PM
Clipart.com, dreamstime.com, istockphoto.com, fotolia.com

BekaH
03-30-2016, 07:53 PM
And what kind of paper do you print on? It always has a glossy like appearance

Allegrae
03-30-2016, 09:16 PM
I use photo paper with a matte finish. I occasionally seal cards with Mod Podge, but it depends on the elements on the card.

CastleQueen5
03-30-2016, 11:18 PM
ARTSY ONE and Silk and myself. The metal parts didnt stay on, but they can be re-glued.

BekaH
03-31-2016, 07:29 AM
Oo love this butterflies especially! :-)

goodjessie
03-31-2016, 11:06 AM
I have a homer and a set to finish heading your way missxkay!

sweetgypsy
03-31-2016, 12:27 PM
Finished this one today.

Thou ARt Delyrias, goodjessie, me

BekaH
03-31-2016, 05:10 PM
Awesome, love that quote! :-)

CastleQueen5
04-02-2016, 02:53 AM
I realize this is suppose to be random. But I have not kept good track of who I sent to so far. I have more APC. Does anyone want a set or 2? They are orange or yellow with keys stamped on them. I will mail Monday

cinlan
04-02-2016, 08:25 AM
I received homers from silky1150

Crafty3790
04-02-2016, 09:45 AM
Here's one homer castlequeen,missxkay and me

CastleQueen5
04-02-2016, 11:49 AM
Nice work on that card Crafty. I have some homers finally going to Artsy one. AND I sent a starter to Gumbeck.

goodjessie
04-02-2016, 04:32 PM
I have a set heading to vick30200 to finish

I have homers along with a starter set heading to Thou Art Delyrias

missxkay
04-03-2016, 02:35 AM
I can take a set, CQ. :)

heidiwork
04-03-2016, 09:09 AM
I would like to join please!

CastleQueen5
04-03-2016, 09:48 AM
MissXKAY, I will send you an envelope Monday.

xstitcher
04-03-2016, 05:29 PM
heidiwork sent me a pm with a request to join so I will be sending out a new list soon.

Allegrae
04-04-2016, 07:33 AM
Homers & starters headed to prayer_at_night!

CastleQueen5
04-04-2016, 06:11 PM
Monday is a usually a big mail day for me.

I got 2 more of of APC cards back from Silky. The 7 of clubs and the Jack of spades
I will be mailing of a homer to Nancy and Cinlan

Plus CINLAN, sent me 3 homers the 3 and 4 of spades, and one Prayer started. Homers from this set to Spinnbabul soon. \\
Off to leave itraders for the swappers.

CastleQueen5
04-04-2016, 09:03 PM
some cards I finished.

xstitcher
04-05-2016, 12:21 AM
no time to do list tonight but i sent a pm with the name and address of our new player.

BekaH
04-05-2016, 01:46 PM
This are lovely cq :-)

xstitcher
04-06-2016, 12:32 AM
Sent updated list with our newest player.

lafaver55 and Pixi did not get it.

I did not send an updated linked name list or the list for sending pms since I don't want to fill mailboxes. If you want either or both pm me and I will send it to you.

Spinnbabul
04-06-2016, 02:23 AM
Yesterday recived two set`s from missxkay and one homer 1. me 2. Crafty3790 3. missxkay!
Thank you very much for nice work and play with me!

missxkay
04-06-2016, 02:51 AM
Received a homer from Katelnorth, along with two other sets. :)

ThouArtDelyrias
04-08-2016, 12:32 AM
so...I have received lots of mail these last two weeks and have been so busy with normal make-my-money position that I have not had a chance to do anything more than open, oooh and ahhh over and put aside! I have great plans to catch up this weekend...:D

cinlan
04-08-2016, 06:18 AM
I received a set to finish from crafty3790-thanks

xstitcher
04-08-2016, 12:28 PM
I am so close to getting caught up I think I can today. Going to leave here and attach all the cross stitched additions to the cards and get them in envelopes along with some homers.

I feel so bad as I have had some of them for quite a while. Silly real life and sleep keep getting in the way of stitching.

CastleQueen5
04-08-2016, 04:44 PM
X stitcher you feel baD? Last week I put my cards into their 3 ring binders. I found I had two of one card. It is either back to you or to Nancy, I am not sure but it is a Cacti card. So I feel bad. I thought I mailed it off, but alas I kept both of them. Mailing soon.

xstitcher
04-08-2016, 05:11 PM
Don't feel bad! Just think of it as a nice surprise for someone. If it is my cactus I will really be happy.

I have 3 or 4 homers that need to be returned and over 12 sets that I just finished adding stuff to today to be sent on.

Tonight's project is get them all in envies so I can take them to the post office tomorrow. I plan to stay up until they are all taken care of.

I think I should put myself on a new list titled, "don't send to her unless you are a very patient person"!

kentuckydakota
04-08-2016, 05:15 PM
Oh, I'd go on that list. I always do mine in big bunches. Don't know why. I should probably do less swaps so I could get them out sooner.
Hoping to work on my latest batch this weekend.

prayer_at_night
04-08-2016, 05:24 PM
*lol* Mom and I need to be on that list as well! We work on most sets when we have a girls' night in, but those have become really rare lately... so we sometimes sit on sets for quite a while. :eek: The only thing I can promise is that nothing will ever be lost here - the stack of RRs is safe and sound, sitting in the corner of my desk. ;)

xstitcher
04-08-2016, 05:47 PM
You ladies make me feel a whole lot better!

I do the bunch thing, too. And when I get a lot done I drag out the iron and ironing board for a marathon attaching session!

ThouArtDelyrias
04-09-2016, 02:28 AM
I have recieved so many wonderful starters and homers in the last few weeks and am really hoping to catch up quickly. I have been delayed as well due to school,conferences and spring fever! I am seriously delinquent on several card swaps and having to prioritize. I hope that swappers don't take it personal.:eek:

Silky1150
04-09-2016, 09:40 AM
Jeez, and I thought I was the only one working on 9 or 12 at a time! At least I am in good company!

xstitcher
04-09-2016, 04:50 PM
This is why we are such a good group!

We all get behind and we all are understanding about it.

Except for the few who are on top of things and get them done quickly! They don't get behind but they understand those of us that do.

CastleQueen5
04-10-2016, 01:32 PM
I will get some time Tuesday to do some mailings. I am finishing a book that I thought hey this would make a great movie. Yep, The UK is releasing the movie in SEPT. It is called the Girl with all the Gifts by M. R. Carey. 82 pages left. I read 322 yesterday. Then I had to get to some sleep.

Allegrae
04-11-2016, 08:25 AM
Envelopes heading to Crafty3790 and Silky1150 with homers/seconds/starters.

xstitcher
04-11-2016, 07:44 PM
As I type there should be cards heading to many of you. I sent out some homers from me, some I finished as 3rd player and several where I was the 2nd player looking for a 3rd.

This means I am totally caught up. I don't have any cards to work on. I have lots of things I have stitched and decided not to use so I might get some cardstock or those big paint chips and make some starters.

And I am fighting the urge to start a set of APCs. Since all I do is stitch I am picturing something big enough to cover the center of the card which would be a whole lot of work for 156 cards. So far the don't do it because of the amount of work is winning. And I wonder how anyone could add anything.

I guess I could try and figure out how to put paper on them then add a small cross stitched piece like I did with the ones I received from CQ5.

The whole idea is still spinning round and round in my head.

And did I fail to mention I also have more baby samplers to do? They aren't needed yet but I have several nieces and nephews not married yet so I want to be ready if and when more babies come!

Off to start iTraders. If you don't want to read about them before you see them don't open it till you have the cards!

CastleQueen5
04-11-2016, 09:08 PM
you know Xstitcher maybe you could start some Cactus APCs. Do you have that many cacti patterns? Or birds?

I was thinking of starting an ABC, set. Maybe you could do ABCs in cross stitch somewhere. Not an APC, but maybe you would get back some fun cards.

xstitcher
04-11-2016, 10:11 PM
Cactus APCs would be fun but I'm not sure I have enough different ones.

I like the alphabet set idea. It sounds fun! And half as many cards. Thanks!

I have lots of patterns for them so I may have to start looking for a set I can stitch. Then go find some fun cardstock.

xstitcher
04-11-2016, 10:33 PM
Sent an update with a new address for Della. She is still on homers though.

Everyone but lafaver55 should have it.

CastleQueen5
04-12-2016, 10:39 AM
I bought three sets of German scrap alphabet letters. I was going to add the the letters so some book pages as backgrounds and start a set. German scrap alphabet letters (http://www.ebay.com/itm/EF7286-Floral-ALPHABET-LETTERS-Flowers-GERMAN-Embossed-Die-Cut-Scraps-/230850136672?hash=item35bfbd8a60:m:mM-pPWnEX0ARkZWHXRf8qTg)

I did not pay anything close to this much. I paid $1.50. I buy stuff from a good company on ebay. Their shipping is $1.75 for all the Scrap combined and they use a safe packing system.

mrubyjean
04-12-2016, 12:15 PM
I could use some more sets to work on!

Set finished...with CastleQueen and missxkay.

Crafty3790
04-12-2016, 03:56 PM
I can send one that needs finishing and starters

ferretgirl
04-13-2016, 05:48 AM
CQ, Do you mind giving the Ebay seller's info out? I might be interested....

Allegrae
04-13-2016, 07:35 AM
Homer (missxkay/gumbek/me)

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/allegrae/sb.jpg

Silky1150
04-13-2016, 10:06 AM
Homer on the way to ferretgirl.

CastleQueen5
04-13-2016, 06:51 PM
CQ, Do you mind giving the Ebay seller's info out? I might be interested....




This is the company that I buy my German scrap images from on ebay.com They have fairly priced shipping. $1.75 and they package it safely.

Idealstuff (http://www.ebay.com/usr/idealstuff?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754)

I also buy the German trim from youratcstore.com/ (http://youratcstore.com/)

They have better prices on the trim. and if you spend $10 you get a free themed atc kit.
There shipping is reasonable, about $4.95.


I dont have any vested interest in either company.

Crafty3790
04-13-2016, 08:00 PM
I found some on etsy I just typed in German scrap die cuts they had a great selection from a couple of different sources

CastleQueen5
04-14-2016, 01:19 AM
I should check out ETSY for some stuff. I like their style better than ebay.

Della
04-14-2016, 01:55 AM
Hi everyone, just thought I would check in and say a big HOWDY from my brand spankin' new Texas digs!!! As you may know, I lost the best room mate ever back in Jan. of this year (but the loss is only temporary, we'll meet up again when I get to Heaven, Mommy just made it there first!!);) , so I had to make some changes in the housing department lickety split like. Well, that's where the most WONDERFULLY AWESOME church family that ever existed came in and literally moved me, lock, stock and barrel to my brand new little shoe box house on the river!!!!:jiggy: It is also WAAAAAAAY closer to church which was another of my heart's desires (and prayer requests) now only 3 miles away! So, here I am back at half mast just until I get all my collage stuff sorted out! Ok, this concludes our special report on "My New Diggs".......we now return you to your regularly scheduled programming............:jiggy:;):biglaugh:

Crafty3790
04-14-2016, 08:47 AM
Hope you enjoy your new house and sorry for your loss

ferretgirl
04-14-2016, 09:14 AM
Thanks for sharing, you guys....

Spinnbabul
04-14-2016, 11:14 AM
I mail today two sets to heidiwork. Hope she can finished up.

kentuckydakota
04-14-2016, 11:44 AM
Welcome back Della. We missed you!!!

heidiwork
04-14-2016, 04:13 PM
Yay spinnbabul! I also received a set from crafty3790 to finish.

mrubyjean
04-15-2016, 02:22 PM
Set finished...with ThouArtDelyrias and xstitcher. Love how they turned out!

heidiwork
04-15-2016, 09:40 PM
Really cute!!

CastleQueen5
04-16-2016, 12:02 AM
I love the bird background is that from a napkin?

ThouArtDelyrias
04-16-2016, 01:32 AM
Those are awesome myrubyjean!!! love the work on them!
I have a HUGE pile of cards that I am hoping to sort out this weekend. I am really behind on my crrr's but hoping to catch up quickly! Thank you for the patience...some of you probably didn't even notice, like me!

mrubyjean
04-16-2016, 09:30 AM
ThouArtDelyrias painted the beautiful background and I attached the bird images which, yes, CastleQueen, are from a napkin!

ferretgirl
04-16-2016, 11:20 AM
Is anyone working on the snake charmer lady? I am so anxious to see how she turned out...

kentuckydakota
04-16-2016, 05:14 PM
I just finished her up night before last. She is super cool. I want to give her a jewel in her headdress so I've got to dig those out, then I'll send her home :)

ferretgirl
04-17-2016, 06:43 AM
Yay!! Can't wait to see how she turned out!! I see that I just repeated myself. oh well. You know what I mean=)

ferretgirl
04-17-2016, 06:51 AM
Got a fun homer that was worked on by Silky1150, myself & Gumbeck. Another fairy ATC...

heidiwork
04-17-2016, 11:31 AM
I love that! I received a set to finish from xstitcher

ferretgirl
04-17-2016, 11:37 AM
Thanks, heidiwork! :P

BekaH
04-17-2016, 12:23 PM
Another Fairey! Omg!

Silky1150
04-18-2016, 10:51 AM
Received from Allegrae a homer, 3rd, and starter. Thanks!

BekaH
04-18-2016, 09:23 PM
I really really have a strong desire to have some little fairies sent my way!!!

mrubyjean
04-19-2016, 07:56 PM
Finished this lovely Spring set, worked on by Sarah's mom and Crafty3790!

Crafty3790
04-19-2016, 08:05 PM
Love it

BekaH
04-19-2016, 08:48 PM
beautiful!

cinlan
04-20-2016, 08:13 AM
I received a homer and starter sets from castlequeen

Spinnbabul
04-20-2016, 01:14 PM
I recived two starter, one finished up set and one homer from CastleQueen5 -me-and cinclan
and one finished up set and homer from X-sticher -heymaggie and me too.
Thank you friends for play with me and wonderful work on both homer cards!

goodjessie
04-21-2016, 05:57 PM
I have a set of homers and starters heading to Allegrae

CastleQueen5
04-21-2016, 08:02 PM
Yesterday I sent an envelope to Beka, it had a homer and few art a thon cards I promised her. I dont think I sent a starter set.

Allegrae
04-22-2016, 07:52 AM
Starters and seconds headed to heidiwork!

Crafty3790
04-22-2016, 08:16 AM
I don't have anything to work on ready for some

Spinnbabul
04-22-2016, 03:21 PM
finished up this funny set from Cinclan- QuastleQueen5 and me.
I will mail on monday to cinclan. Thanks for play with me and hope you enjoy!

Spinnbabul
04-23-2016, 03:04 AM
this is worked from QuastleQueen, x stitcher and me. Thank you too!

Gumbek
04-23-2016, 09:00 AM
I bought a fuse tool, did anyone try to do an ATC with a shaker pocket? I am thinking of trying it.

Crafty3790
04-23-2016, 10:02 AM
What's a fuse tool?

cinlan
04-23-2016, 01:32 PM
I received a homer, a set finish and a starter from heymaggie-thanks

ArtsyOne
04-23-2016, 07:03 PM
I received three awesome homers

Birds: Me, Cinlan and Crafty3790
VioletQueen: Cinlan, me, and silky1150 (isn't she cool?)
Butterflies: Cinlan, me, and mrubyjean

Thanks, ladies, for the lovely cards.

ferretgirl
04-23-2016, 07:41 PM
Gumbek, You should try it & let us know how it turns out. crafty3790, a fuse tool makes a kind of pocket for cards, shaker cards, etc. I've been seeing some neat things made with them.....

Crafty3790
04-23-2016, 08:37 PM
Thanks

CastleQueen5
04-23-2016, 11:45 PM
Cool Idea Gumbeck!

I got a home from Maggie and Xstitcher

and two more sets to work on.

CastleQueen5
04-23-2016, 11:46 PM
Hey, is anyone a die hard Beatles fan? Just asking snicker snicker.

CastleQueen5
04-23-2016, 11:47 PM
xstitcher, I am also so thrilled to get a card with your little stitched art.

Allegrae
04-24-2016, 08:02 AM
Homers received from xstitcher, and starters received from spinnbabul!

xstitcher
04-24-2016, 01:45 PM
Glad you like it CQ5!

I am sorry it took so long to get them finished and on the way or back home.

I always think I am going to try and do better, but it doesn't always happen.

I think I received some things from heymaggie yesterday but I haven't had a chance to open the envelope yet.

CastleQueen5
04-24-2016, 01:59 PM
Glad you like it CQ5!

I am sorry it took so long to get them finished and on the way or back home.

I always think I am going to try and do better, but it doesn't always happen.



I used to do cross stitch and I know that it does take some time to make the items. I didnt even notice that it took very long at all and it is worth the wait.

Spinnbabul
04-26-2016, 01:50 PM
Today recived a homer with creativ work on it from 2.katelnorth 3. Vick302000- love it!!
and a starter from Vick too!
Thank you so much for play with me!

heidiwork
04-26-2016, 03:32 PM
I received 2 sets to finish from spinnbabul, a set to finish from xstitcher and one from mrubyjean!

Sent a starter to crafty3790 (and a finished one - is there a term for that??) and another starter will go to bekah (yes fairys coming your way!)

xstitcher
04-26-2016, 07:24 PM
Sent another update!

lafaver55 didn't get it.

Allegrae
04-27-2016, 06:54 PM
Homers (ArtsyOne/Silky1150/me)

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/allegrae/jam427-9.jpg

Silky1150
04-28-2016, 08:27 AM
WOW! Awesome work Allegrae! Can't wait to see it in person!

mrubyjean
04-29-2016, 09:51 AM
Wonderful set, Allegrae (et al)!

Finished two sets here, too...

#1: missxkay, heymaggie and me #2: sweetgypsy, heymaggie and me

Crafty3790
04-30-2016, 07:52 AM
Cards received made by cinlan,allegrae and me

Crafty3790
04-30-2016, 07:54 AM
Another one goodjessie,allegrae and me

Crafty3790
04-30-2016, 07:55 AM
Last one missxkay,me,heidiwork

katelnorth
04-30-2016, 05:37 PM
A few sets going off to European players to work on today (no starters, just ones to finish). Also finished a couple which were waiting here, which will be going home. I still have a few to go, including several received in the past few days (as well as a few older ones, though not many).

The APC is castlequeen/lindagiese/me; the blue bird card is thouartdelyrias/castlequeen/me.

lindagiese
04-30-2016, 08:47 PM
A few sets going off to European players to work on today (no starters, just ones to finish). Also finished a couple which were waiting here, which will be going home. I still have a few to go, including several received in the past few days (as well as a few older ones, though not many).

The APC is castlequeen/lindagiese/me; the blue bird card is thouartdelyrias/castlequeen/me.
Pretty...can't wait to get them!

CastleQueen5
04-30-2016, 11:13 PM
I got the cutest set back from Heidi, and Xstiticher.


I had started a few sets with tiny german scrap kids. They kids were not German, it was German scrap style kids. Well they came out adorable.

and I got a very artsy starter set.

Allegrae
05-01-2016, 12:19 PM
Really nice cards, everyone! I have some envelopes heading out the door tomorrow.

heidiwork
05-01-2016, 12:55 PM
Glad you like them CastleQueen5! I think they turned out cute too.

BekaH
05-01-2016, 02:34 PM
Wow absolutely amazing spring themes posted! :-) beautiful work everyone

ThouArtDelyrias
05-01-2016, 08:41 PM
Xstitcher and I both have this card. I have a third person that worked on it and don't have a clue who it might be - I don't have the envie.... Who added the word ' wonder' and the beautiful bird, so I can send it home to you!!

CastleQueen5
05-01-2016, 09:30 PM
It was not me, I hope that helps some.

mrubyjean
05-01-2016, 10:12 PM
That was me! I'm sorry...did I forget to put my name on the back?!:(
But don't send it to me, it is your card. I finished the set and kept my card from the set.

DeniseMDupree
05-03-2016, 01:01 AM
Hey all, just wanted to let you know I will be mailing out a bunch of sets I've caught up on. I probably will mail by the weekend, I'll post pics then :)

cinlan
05-03-2016, 08:13 AM
I received a homer and starter set from Crafty3790, thanks

ThouArtDelyrias
05-04-2016, 12:40 AM
myrubyjean, thanks for letting me know and xstitcher cleared up that I need to send to her as well! now I can leave Itrader for you as well!

missxkay
05-04-2016, 10:18 PM
Checking in. This year has now seen me with two bouts of crippling depression, so I have some cards but haven't worked on anything in a while.

heidiwork
05-04-2016, 10:58 PM
I'm so sorry missxkay...I pm'd you. I have some from you to finish and I have always enjoyed your creations!

Spinnbabul
05-05-2016, 02:06 PM
I`m so sorry too and send best wishes to missxkay!

Today recived two sets from Crafty3790-one startervand a set to finished up - thank you so much for play with me!

And now, one day later recived a finished up set from katelnorth - thank you too!

ThouArtDelyrias
05-08-2016, 02:18 AM
It has taken me awhile but I am plowing through things steadily...so far...I have really felt challenged to complete these and I hope that some of you are not upset for me holding them for awhile! I still have 4 more sets that I keep looking at and can't figure out what to add! I like the challenge though because it really makes me look at things differently! so...the following are by whom?;
Left to right, top to bottom;
1 cinlan and BekaH
2 Castlequeen and BekaH
3 missxkay and Palmira
4 Goodjessie and heymaggie
5 (Elizabeth) and (Sabrina) (no AFA name given)
(and of course, I am the last contributor!)

Crafty3790
05-08-2016, 07:53 AM
The one with the girl and the piano I did

mrubyjean
05-08-2016, 11:49 PM
Finished a set today, with Silky1150 and Allegrae...definitely one for carnivores.

Allegrae
05-09-2016, 08:38 AM
Nicely done!

Silky1150
05-10-2016, 01:37 PM
So cute!

Spinnbabul
05-11-2016, 05:30 AM
Today i mail back this nice set after finished up to Allegrae 2. Crafty
Thank you so much for play with me!

Allegrae
05-11-2016, 05:31 AM
Cute, spinnbabul!

Allegrae
05-11-2016, 07:13 AM
Starter set from goodjessie is now on its way to sweetgypsy, along with some homers and starters.

Crafty3790
05-11-2016, 11:30 AM
Cute finish

mrubyjean
05-11-2016, 02:56 PM
I'd be happy for more sets to work on...just sayin'.

BekaH
05-11-2016, 04:33 PM
Wonderful finishes, ThouArtDelyrias!

kentuckydakota
05-11-2016, 05:45 PM
XStitcher, can you please homers me temporarily? I'm behind on sets and itraders and am having some health issues which are slowing me down.
I'm sure I'll be on top of it all soon so just a little break. :)

xstitcher
05-11-2016, 06:21 PM
sent another update!

katelnorth
05-11-2016, 06:46 PM
XStitcher, can you please homers me temporarily? I'm behind on sets and itraders and am having some health issues which are slowing me down.
I'm sure I'll be on top of it all soon so just a little break. :)

Love the idea of using "homers" as a verb, kentucky :) how quickly language evolves!

kentuckydakota
05-11-2016, 09:34 PM
Lol, yeah, I think it works :laugh:

xstitcher
05-12-2016, 12:40 PM
XStitcher, can you please homers me temporarily? I'm behind on sets and itraders and am having some health issues which are slowing me down.
I'm sure I'll be on top of it all soon so just a little break. :)

Sorry I missed this!

Will send another update now.

Hope your health issues go away soon.

xstitcher
05-12-2016, 12:58 PM
Update sent!

lafaver55 did not get it or the last one.

The list is getting long so when I have some time I am going to go through the homers only part and delete some of the players that have not been on the site for several months.

LucyMc
05-12-2016, 06:35 PM
Lurking here.

Are these mixed media? I am in the HD/HP RR but would love to try mixed media!

Do all three cards need to match?

xstitcher
05-12-2016, 07:55 PM
They can be made from whatever you want.

Some draw, some collage and I cross stitch things and attach them.

If you want to join us send me a pm with your name and address and anything you would not want on a round robin (lots of us say no nudes, gore and such) and anything you especially like and I will add you to the list and send you one so you can start playing with us.

ferretgirl
05-14-2016, 12:20 AM
Okay, so I got a homer & set to work on from Ceejay. Will post the homer shortly. Am sending a homer back to mzspurslasso.

AcKKK!! One of my notebooks fell behind the couch last night & when we pulled the couch back (very frightening because we have ferrets & a cat that like to collect & move stuff all over in the house & under the couch is one of their fave hide-outs) I found a small assortment of ATCs in a bag!! Some were done ATCs, some were from here & some were starters. Soooooo, if you are or have been missing any certain, particular ATCs they just might be at my house (Gulp). Will be getting on these... Sorry for the delay to some of you.... Below is an ATC done by mzspurslasso, SweetGypsy & myself:

kentuckydakota
05-14-2016, 03:21 AM
OO, what an intriguing image that is!

Love the story about the couch hideaway :)

Spinnbabul
05-14-2016, 11:01 AM
for Heidiwork are two finished up sets in Mail - hope you have creative ideas and fun

lindagiese
05-14-2016, 01:38 PM
my table is clear, but I'm going to Africa from May 25-June 11. I DO NOT need to be put on homers as it is always a treat to receive cards to work on when I get home again! Just wanted to give you a heads up if I get some early on, the turn around may not be a quick as usual. Love this group!!!!

cinlan
05-15-2016, 06:26 PM
I have a set to finish and a starter set headed to goodjessie & a homer and a starter headed to Castlequeen.

cinlan
05-15-2016, 06:33 PM
Here's a homer going to missxkay worked on by missxkay, crafty3790 & myself

172304

As set to finish going along for the ride.

heidiwork
05-15-2016, 08:46 PM
oh that's cool - I love the birds!

xstitcher
05-16-2016, 05:56 PM
Sent another update!

I added LucyMc to our group.

angelmuz and lafaver55 did not get it.

Also sent new pm list and linked list.

CastleQueen5
05-16-2016, 06:44 PM
I got a homer set from Goodjessie, it was the 10 of clubs that I started. I will be sending one of the cards to Cinlan this week.

Goodjessie also sent me the most gorgeous starter. I will have to decide who is my favorite child and mail it on to them when I am done.

cinlan
05-17-2016, 07:10 AM
ME ME ME, I love gorgeous starters

Seascape131
05-17-2016, 10:59 AM
Adding to my list...bookmarking..still on homers but not for long I hope.

Spinnbabul
05-17-2016, 12:25 PM
Hallo Lucy, for you is one starter in mail, hope you have fun!

xstitcher
05-17-2016, 06:03 PM
Adding to my list...bookmarking..still on homers but not for long I hope.

When you are ready to come back send me a pm and I will be happy to move you!

xstitcher
05-17-2016, 06:08 PM
I interrupt the fun with an announcment!

We hit 1000 posts so I have opened a new thread here (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1810865#post1810865).

Please post there as I am going to ask Carole to close this one.

Now back to creating and having fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!