Linda, the organizer of the round robin in which I am currently participating, has bravely organized a Christmas ornament exchange. I say bravely because of all the trouble we had with one stitcher in the round robin, a stitcher who was ultimately dropped from the rotation, but only after one participant's piece went missing. I used to participate in regular Halloween ornament exchanges when a member of a Yahoo group and thought this might be fun to try again. A lot of the stitching bloggers I follow participate in exchanges on a regular basis and it is always interesting to see their photos of pieces sent and received. I've been reminded of classic designs I liked in old JCS ornament issues and have discovered some new finishing techniques and materials while looking at exchange photos. And then, of course, there is the simple pleasure of getting something in the mail that is not a bill or a piece of junk mail ... rare enough in this electronic age.
So, I have picked out a lovely little chart, gathered together some floss and some beads, selected a fabric and am ready to do a little community building in the stitching world. Thank you, Linda. Photos to follow.