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trini70
01-15-2021, 01:19 PM
Swap Due Date: March 31
Signup Date: March 21
Withdraw Date: Any (just communicate)
Number of Cards: 3/3
Number of Participants: Any & All

This swap is for anyone that enjoys sewing & stitching. This includes quilting, cross stitch, embroidery, plastic canvas, punchneedle, felting etc.

Swap Rules:
~ All cards are to be 2.5X3.5
~ No bulky embellishments (buttons etc). These cards will already be a little thicker anyway.
~ Back your card w/ something stiff.
~ On the back include your real name, user name, location, date and any other info you choose.

Mailing Info:
~ Put your cards in a protective sleeve or something similar for protection.
~ PM me for my address when you're about ready to mail.
~ US: Include a stamped, self addressed envelope w/ your user name on the back.
~ International: Include a US intntl stamp (if you have one) or a US dollar and an address label. I'll supply your envelope.
~ Be sure to allow enough time when mailing for your cards to arrive to me on time.

Other Info:
~ Subscribe to this thread so that you can keep track of the swap.
~ Share pics of your cards, if you can. Everyone likes seeing what's being created.
~ I will leave I-traders when your cards arrive.
~ Remember to leave me (host) an I-trader when you get your cards back.
~ Post to the thread and/or leave a rep (you rock) when you receive your returns so that folks can know who got their cards.
~ A host card is neither required nor expected, but is appreciated.

Let's have some fun and I can't wait to see how creative this swap turns out to be!

Players:
1) Elliejaybird RCVD ARVD
2) Catherinejo withdrew
3) nonna RCVD
4) LuAnnP RCVD ARVD
5) chimerex RCVD ARVD
6) rhodora55 RCVD ARVD
7) zCatlady RCVDARVD
8) Bunnymthr RCVD ARVD
9) joamosatcharterdotnet RCVD ARVD
10) Franzia RCVD
11) Donnacr RCVD ARVD
12) angelmuz RCVD
13) Heathermae77 RCVD
14) SunKissedJellyBaby RCVD ARVD
15) valentina22 RCVD ARVD
16) prex RCVD ARVD
17) majanga RCVD ARVD
18) catladybj RCVD ARVD

Elliejaybird
01-15-2021, 04:56 PM
Sign me up. I love participating in fabric fiber swaps!

trini70
01-15-2021, 05:07 PM
Great! Thanks for being the first to join!

Catharinejo
01-15-2021, 10:04 PM
Sign me up please!

nonna
01-16-2021, 05:27 PM
I would love to play!

majanga
01-16-2021, 09:38 PM
Lurking. I've certainly got a mountain of fabric scraps I need to use up, so we'll see if any of those provide inspiration!

trini70
01-16-2021, 10:02 PM
Happy to have you lurking majanga. Hopefully you'll get inspired.

LuAnnP
01-17-2021, 07:16 PM
I would like to join, please. I love needlework of all kinds and this will give me an excuse to start stitching again!

Fierce Armadillo
01-17-2021, 09:40 PM
Lurking, this is something I have never done.

trini70
01-18-2021, 05:03 PM
Welcome LuAnnP! You're just an hour's drive from me.

It's fun to lurk too Fierce Armadillo.

chimerix
01-20-2021, 09:06 AM
I'd love to play! Please sign me up. Aloha

trini70
01-20-2021, 05:23 PM
Welcome Chimerix!

Elliejaybird
01-22-2021, 04:28 PM
Put my cards in the mail today!

Lorna
01-23-2021, 01:07 AM
I will lurk and see if the magic happens...
Needlepoint on plastic canvas is OK? I thought it may be bulky.

trini70
01-23-2021, 05:36 PM
Hopefully you'll get a spark of inspiration and creativity.

I put that as an option because I've made a few of them myself, and received some as well. There is a thinner plastic w/ tiny holes/squares. I use it w/ embroidery floss. I just cut the size one square less than 2.5x3.5 all the way around and by the time you've stitched your edges it's right sized and fits into a sleeve. I lost my favorite fat, dull needle that I always used to make them w/. I have another big needle but it's pointy and I always poke my finger so it slows me down.

AngelJoy
01-23-2021, 05:37 PM
Lurking for now... I hope I can come up with something! :)

trini70
01-23-2021, 06:10 PM
Oh I hope you can too AngelJoy!

trini70
01-23-2021, 06:16 PM
If you look in my gallery on page 13, the last pic, and page 14, the first pic, you can see some examples of plastic canvas cards. Sorry, I don't know how to put pics from my gallery into a thread.

LucyMc
01-24-2021, 01:53 PM
Lurking

Bunnymther
01-24-2021, 09:59 PM
Lurking...

trini70
01-25-2021, 05:25 PM
Elliejaybird, your cards are here! I love the vintage fabric that you used.

trini70
01-25-2021, 05:29 PM
Lurkers welcome too, LucyMc and Bunnymthr! Maybe you'll find some inspiration.

rhodora55
01-26-2021, 10:41 AM
lurking

rhodora55
01-26-2021, 10:58 AM
please add me.

trini70
01-26-2021, 06:01 PM
Welcome rhodora55! Can't wait to see what you create.

Foxglove
01-27-2021, 05:45 PM
Seriously lurking!

trini70
01-27-2021, 05:55 PM
Great! Hope you decide to join in soon Foxglove.

catladybj
01-27-2021, 08:29 PM
Lurking!

Evalila
01-28-2021, 03:43 PM
Lurking - will see what I can come up with :)

trini70
01-28-2021, 04:57 PM
So many lurkers! Oh, I so hope that some you can find your muse/inspiration and decide join in.

AngelJoy
01-28-2021, 05:02 PM
So many lurkers! Oh, I so hope that some you can find your muse/inspiration and decide join in.

I just bought some perforated paper to stitch on, so I'm one step closer to joining. Hopefully, inspiration will kick in and I can commit.

trini70
01-28-2021, 07:20 PM
I hope you can AngelJoy.

TrinaLD
01-29-2021, 09:17 PM
I'm going to lurk a bit. I have lots of stuff and love working with fabric and needlework.

Donnacr
01-30-2021, 08:19 AM
I am seriously lurking - you say no buttons but can I use sequins and/or seed beads?

zCatLady
01-30-2021, 02:39 PM
I'm excited! Please sign me up!

trini70
01-30-2021, 06:59 PM
Welcome zCatlady!

Trina, I hope you can find some inspiration and decide to join in.

Donna, sequins are okay and if memory serves there were some cards in the last swap w/ seed beads. I think they'd be okay.

trini70
01-31-2021, 05:18 PM
*BUMP* (back to the top for more players)

rhodora55
02-02-2021, 01:41 PM
I've been experimenting and need your opinion. One set is made like little tiny quilts, complete with batting, hand sewn binding and kind of bulky, the other set is mounted on cardboard. As a swap recipient which would you rather receive?220900220901

AngelJoy
02-02-2021, 01:46 PM
rhodora55, any would be wonderful, but if forced to choose, I like the all fabric, bound ones.

trini70
02-03-2021, 04:57 PM
Rhodora55, I like both sets but remember, it needs to fit into a penny (atc) sleeve. If the ones w/ batting are too thick for that then they won't work. Great job on them!

Bluesky
02-03-2021, 08:19 PM
Lurking

Bunnymther
02-04-2021, 01:23 PM
Please sign me up!

Joamosatcharterdotnet
02-04-2021, 07:25 PM
Sign me up please.

trini70
02-04-2021, 07:57 PM
Welcome Bunnymthr & joamosatcharterdotnet!

Such pretty cards Bunnymthr.

LuAnnP
02-04-2021, 11:05 PM
Hopefully you'll get a spark of inspiration and creativity.

I put that as an option because I've made a few of them myself, and received some as well. There is a thinner plastic w/ tiny holes/squares. I use it w/ embroidery floss. I just cut the size one square less than 2.5x3.5 all the way around and by the time you've stitched your edges it's right sized and fits into a sleeve. I lost my favorite fat, dull needle that I always used to make them w/. I have another big needle but it's pointy and I always poke my finger so it slows me down.

I USED to have a bunch of that smaller thinner needlepoint plastic, but haven't seen it in years. I can hardly wait to see what you come up with!

LuAnnP
02-04-2021, 11:12 PM
If you look in my gallery on page 13, the last pic, and page 14, the first pic, you can see some examples of plastic canvas cards. Sorry, I don't know how to put pics from my gallery into a thread.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/263/small/1_atc681.jpg

Go to your gallery page and copy and paste the image code from the long short box. It will start with a bracket and IMG

LuAnnP
02-04-2021, 11:21 PM
Most of my needlework supplies are ancient and I have a very limited range of colors. Crewel yarns are not so easy to come by these days, and with Covid I don't go out shopping any more. But this swap reminded me how much I enjoy needlework. I'll probably see if I can get some supplies on Etsy....

Most of these are marvelous wool yarns on thick old-fashioned wool felt. I also used some little pieces of needlework canvas, cut and appliqued (sp?) to make them a little more original and quirky!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm701.jpeg


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm698.jpeg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm697.jpeg

and....

One that doesn't match the rest of the set...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm699.jpeg

rhodora55
02-05-2021, 09:49 AM
Great tip. I tried them in the penny sleeve, and it turns out the cardboard ones don't fit, so the little quilts are coming.

SunkissedJellybaby
02-05-2021, 04:54 PM
Lurking. I'm doing some machine embroidery in my art journal at the moment so I might try out ATC size.

prex
02-05-2021, 11:11 PM
Lurking :) I've been doing lots of hand stitching lately

Franzia
02-06-2021, 07:48 AM
Hi Love fabric sewing swaps , sign me up please. x

trini70
02-06-2021, 05:15 PM
Glad to have you Franzia!

SunKissedJellyBaby & prex I hope you're able to join in.

Great cards LuAnnP! Thanks for sharing my cards for me.

chimerix
02-06-2021, 11:16 PM
Mine are on their way in the mail today. Aloha

Bunnymther
02-08-2021, 12:20 PM
Mine are going out in today’s mail.

trini70
02-12-2021, 07:01 PM
Bunnymthr, your cards arrived yesterday. Chimerix & rhodora55, I got your cards today. Great work on all of them!

Donnacr
02-14-2021, 04:56 AM
Sign me up - I am off to a 3 day craft retreat next weekend and will probably get most of these made then.

trini70
02-14-2021, 03:28 PM
Great! Welcome Donna! Have fun on your weekend retreat. It's been years since I've been to one. They're always so productive and it's fun to spend the time w/ friends.

Monroy28
02-14-2021, 05:48 PM
Working on my piece... Putting it all together now. Can u sign me up please.

Monroy28
02-16-2021, 01:54 AM
Is sewing paper ok or do I need to do fabric? I made a very artsy collage with sewn pieces in it?

trini70
02-16-2021, 05:45 PM
Monroy, stitching on paper is okay. Donna made some great embroidery on paper cards for my last swap. But I don't think a collage card w/ some stitched pieces on it would really qualify. Maybe share a pic?

angelmuz
02-16-2021, 05:56 PM
Can I sign up too?

trini70
02-16-2021, 06:15 PM
You can! Welcome angelmuz!

Monroy28
02-17-2021, 12:31 PM
Monroy, stitching on paper is okay. Donna made some great embroidery on paper cards for my last swap. But I don't think a collage card w/ some stitched pieces on it would really qualify. Maybe share a pic?

I can't post pictures..only send to people's phone. I will just keep them to do private trades

trini70
02-17-2021, 06:17 PM
I'm sorry Monroy, maybe next time.

trini70
02-17-2021, 06:19 PM
LuAnnP, your pretty cards have arrived! I like how you used velcro on the backs.

Heathermae77
02-18-2021, 09:35 PM
Can I play...please??!!

trini70
02-20-2021, 10:21 AM
Of course Heathermae77. Glad to have you join us!

SunkissedJellybaby
02-20-2021, 12:07 PM
I'd like to sign up please

trini70
02-21-2021, 10:34 AM
Welcome SunKissedJellyBaby!

SunkissedJellybaby
02-21-2021, 12:13 PM
My cards are ready (and they fit in a penny sleeve - a tight squeeze but they fit :))

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/49230/small/1_IMG_2945.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/49230/small/1_IMG_2944.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/49230/small/1_IMG_2946.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/49230/small/1_IMG_2947.jpg

I had to compress the images a lot to get them to upload. The colors are more vibrant in real life.

TSMarie
02-21-2021, 12:42 PM
My cards are ready (and they fit in a penny sleeve - a tight squeeze but they fit :))

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/49230/small/1_IMG_2945.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/49230/small/1_IMG_2944.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/49230/small/1_IMG_2946.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/49230/small/1_IMG_2947.jpg

I had to compress the images a lot to get them to upload. The colors are more vibrant in real life.

Wowzers! Love those mountain ones!

Joamosatcharterdotnet
02-23-2021, 10:35 PM
I mailed out my cards
DownStream, Spark, Vines, UpStream

trini70
02-24-2021, 05:09 PM
So many great cards being shared here! Based on what I've seen & received, I have no doubt that you will all be happy w/ your returns.

trini70
02-26-2021, 02:09 PM
*BUMP* Back to the top. Maybe there'll be someone new to see and join us.

Donnacr
02-27-2021, 03:05 AM
My cards are going in the mail today. The dragon is stitched in glow in the dark thread with metallic thread flames (I hate stitching with metallic thread but the flames called for it). I have stitched the dandelion in white on black card so I thought I would try the reverse - I like the very simple look of it, I hope you do too.

trini70
02-27-2021, 07:50 PM
I love your paper stitching Donna. These are great!

valentina22
03-04-2021, 11:56 AM
Please send me your addy. I love this swap theme.

trini70
03-04-2021, 05:33 PM
Welcome valentina22! Can't wait to see what you create.

trini70
03-04-2021, 05:50 PM
Nonna's cards are here! Keep them coming everyone!

prex
03-06-2021, 04:31 PM
I have my cards finished. May I sign up please?

trini70
03-07-2021, 10:09 AM
You sure can prex! Do you have my address? If so, it hasn't changed.

prex
03-07-2021, 12:18 PM
I am all set, thanks!

prex
03-07-2021, 04:26 PM
My cards:
221626
221627
221628
221629

trini70
03-09-2021, 05:59 PM
Joamos, your cards got here yesterday!

trini70
03-11-2021, 05:09 PM
Mail call! Prex your cards made it safe and sound.

majanga
03-11-2021, 06:56 PM
Please sign me up. I have some cards nearly finished!

trini70
03-13-2021, 10:27 AM
Welcome majanga, glad to have you join the party!

trini70
03-13-2021, 10:32 AM
SunKissedJellyBaby, your cards arrived safe and sound yesterday.

catladybj
03-15-2021, 04:21 AM
So the entire card must be stitched fabric?
Referring to your answer to Monroy.
Just curious-if stitching on paper is ok, why not a collage with sewn pieces?

trini70
03-15-2021, 08:21 PM
So the entire card must be stitched fabric?
Referring to your answer to Monroy.
Just curious-if stitching on paper is ok, why not a collage with sewn pieces?

Paper stitching or even embroidery on paper is okay, like Donna made. But a mixed media collage w/ a random piece of fabric or stitched piece of fabric or even stitching is just a mixed media card. Does that make sense?

trini70
03-15-2021, 08:22 PM
Franzia, your cards arrived today!

majanga
03-15-2021, 09:43 PM
Finished my cards over the weekend. It's currently very snowy here, so they'll be on their way once the roads are accessible.

catladybj
03-15-2021, 10:35 PM
Yeah.
I'm working on some cards, will try to get them in the mail in the next couple of days. But don't put me on the list yet, not until I'm able to mail.

trini70
03-16-2021, 05:19 PM
Sounds good to me, I'll wait on you catladybj.

angelmuz
03-16-2021, 05:33 PM
Mine are mailing today. Hopefully they get there in time! That ole post office you know!

trini70
03-17-2021, 02:17 PM
Thanks for letting me know angelmuz. I'm not too worried about the PO. <knock on wood>

majanga
03-17-2021, 07:55 PM
My cards are in the mail now.

221863221864221865221866

trini70
03-20-2021, 04:03 PM
Mail Call: Donnacr, your cards arrived yesterday. Angelmuz, yours got here today.

catladybj
03-21-2021, 07:22 PM
Hi! I have fabric-y stitched atcs finished, may i join ? I should be able to mail by tuess. The cards are done...the backs are not,,,they seem to take for-EVER!

trini70
03-22-2021, 04:28 PM
Glad to hear you were able to get some made catladybj!

trini70
03-22-2021, 04:29 PM
Majanga, your cards arrived today!

catladybj
03-28-2021, 01:06 AM
I mailed my cards out on Thursday.

trini70
03-28-2021, 08:52 AM
Looks like I forgot to do a mail call the other day. Zcatlady & Heathermae77, your cards are here.

trini70
04-03-2021, 04:39 PM
Just waiting on one more and then I'll get them swapped out.

trini70
04-05-2021, 04:23 PM
Catladybj, your cards arrived today!

I'll get the cards swapped out and post here when they get in the mail.

Arc2dreams
04-06-2021, 02:41 AM
Hi there. I mailed my cards today :)

Arc2dreams
04-06-2021, 02:42 AM
I posted on the wrong thread. Sorry!

catladybj
04-07-2021, 01:28 AM
Thank goodness my cards arrived finally! I'm sorry everybody. 9 days sure seems ridiculous ! I hope whoever gets my cards thinks they were worth the wait!

trini70
04-10-2021, 06:03 PM
All of the cards were dropped in the mail today. It's been fun hosting this swap and I hope you all will be pleased w/ your returns. Please be sure to check in when your cards arrive and don't forget to leave me an i-trader if you're satisfied w/ the swap, as well as leaving "you rocks" for anyone you rcvd a card from.

Thanks for playing everyone!

Bunnymther
04-13-2021, 04:14 PM
Cards received! Thanks for hosting a fun swap- I'm off the leave Rep points no

chimerix
04-17-2021, 01:03 PM
I received my beautiful cards today! Thank you everyone!

Monroy28
04-18-2021, 02:29 PM
i just got my first mini sewing machine....love it!!! NOw i can play next time

trini70
04-19-2021, 06:51 PM
I will be hosting another, someday.:D

catladybj
04-25-2021, 12:03 PM
My super return cards arrived a bit ago! Thank y'all very much!

trini70
04-26-2021, 04:11 PM
Glad to hear from another player. I keep track of returns by posts here and the i-traders I receive. Seems like I haven't heard from many either way.

trini70
05-02-2021, 02:05 PM
Haven't heard from 5 players yet. I'm going to have this swap archived soon. So, if you haven't received your returns, please speak up. I know yours take longer Donna, hopefully soon.

Donnacr
05-05-2021, 03:05 AM
I would expect to receive mine in the next week or 2.

trini70
05-06-2021, 04:28 PM
Thanks Donna. I just don't understand why more people don't follow up w/ i-traders and posting to the thread. Oh well, it is what it is. I'll still keep hosting.

Donnacr
05-10-2021, 03:49 AM
In the long-running series of postage stamp swaps that I am running I was sending PMs asking people if they had received their returns. I had one player who never sent an iTrader, never said anything in the thread and never replied to my PM but still played in the next swap I loaded - why?????
It doesn't take that long to find a thread and say that you have received your cards- I feel wrong if I don't tell the Host.

trini70
05-10-2021, 04:05 PM
That's why I started including in my instructions to subscribe to the thread. I always read and reread the instructions when I'm in a swap. I think that often they just get skimmed over by players.

catladybj
05-13-2021, 09:59 PM
Just to let y'all know, now that I've given my youRocks, &I-trader, my lovely returns were from Donna, rhodora55 and Trini.
Trini, the system seems to think I already gave you a yourock so I'll have to try again in a little while.

catladybj
05-13-2021, 10:10 PM
You know what I must have had my swaps confused, because I see that I had posted that I had received my returns already , I only actually got my fabric returns a few days ago! I have USPS informed delivery that comes through my email and it showed that I had received the envelope on Saturday and I didn't actually get it until Monday or Tuesday. I had to check it as Not Rec'd, it showed up after that. The envie was distinctive.
So it took a long time to go both ways, Trini!

trini70
05-14-2021, 03:31 PM
Good grief! That took too long. Glad they made it though.

Donnacr
05-21-2021, 03:19 AM
so sorry for the delay in this note but I lost your envelope on my craft table - it arrived on May 7. Gorgeous cards from: catladybj, Heathermae77 and Elliejaybird

many thanks to our wonderful Host for a great swap

off to leave points for all