Swap-bot Time: June 1, 2020 2:35 am


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Group:Beginner's Cross Stitch
Swap Coordinator:EmilyT (contact)
Swap categories: Handmade 
Number of people in swap:3
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:February 12, 2019
Date items must be sent by:March 4, 2019
Number of swap partners:1

EDIT dates for more participation.

This is a different type of round. This is for us to send the round robin(s) in our possession back to their origins, finished or not.

Specific directions are:

1) Sign up if you have a round robin in your possession that belongs to someone else.

2) Post below whose round robin(s) you'll be sending home

3) When partners are assigned send your partner either a postcard or note card or letter telling them about the round robin you're sending home or any other chit chat you wish to include. DO NOT SEND them the round robin unless by the office chance swap-bot assigned you the partner whose cross-stitch you have. If this doesn't make sense, please let me know.

4) MAIL the round robin that is at your home BACK TO ORIGINAL CROSS STITCHER.(hopefully you already added to it)

5) When you receive the post/note card from automatically assigned partner be sure to RATE.

6) when you receive your round robin back home POST HERE.

I will be sending a small RAK to each sender of a round robin that is received back home as a thank you for participating and for returning.

I'll also send this as a group announcement and as an email to current & past participants shortly.

DO NOT follow all the expections listed below here as they are for reference only. Please do the above only.

REFERENCE ONLY: What is a Round Robin?: In the craft world, a round robin is a project worked by several participants. Each person adds to the project in their own style and sends it on to the next person in the "circle". In our case, you will be sending the project on to another member in a future group swap. What is a Cross Stitch Sampler?: Cross stitch samplers were originally intended as an example, demonstration, or test of a needleworker's skill. Samplers often included the alphabet, numbers, decorative borders, small motifs or figures, a quotation, and/or "samples" of various embroidery stitches. For our swap, you are welcome to be as modern or traditional as you like with your project, but remember that other hands will be working on the project as well, so if you have a specific theme or layout include these instructions on the information card (see below).

How It Works: • If you are new to our round robin sampler swaps, you will start a new sampler and mail it to your partner. • If you have someone else's project, add some cross stitch of your choice (following any themes or restrictions included with the project) and mail this project to your partner. What To Send: • Cross stitch fabric: Count: 14 squares per inch or fewer. Size: At least 8" (20 cm) on any side (square or rectangle is your choice.) Type: Aida cloth, any color. Edges: Sew, pink, or tape edges to prevent raveling. ... work a small amount of cross stitch of your choice on the fabric before you send it to your partner (examples include: a quotation, a border, or a small motif.) • One skein of embroidery floss that coordinates with the project. This stays with the project so that future stitchers have at least one color to work with if they wish... if this is someone else's project and a skein of floss is already with the project, you do not need to add more, though you may if you wish. If there is no floss with the project you receive or you finish what is included, please add a coordinating skein to the project. (This may be a partial skein or wrapped on a small card.) • Information Card: Project information cards (such as an index card) should include the following: 1. Your real name 2. Your Swap-Bot name 3. Your snail mail address 4. Your email address 5. Note on when to send the project back to owner ... Example of "send back" note: "6th stitcher should send project back to owner" and include a place for each stitcher to write their name and what they added to the sampler 6. Optional notes on theme, restrictions, or layout. Please keep restrictions to a minimum. ... Examples of Theme: "Traditional sampler" or "Gardening theme" ... Examples of restrictions: "I hate red! Please use red sparingly." or "No profanity." ... Example of layout note: "Work in horizontal bands."

Notes • This is an International swap... if you are unable to mail a small package to an international address, this is not the swap for you. • This swap allows beginner stitchers and sender creativity ... if you cannot abide a few uneven stitches, if you insist that your project be worked as counted-thread, or if you do not trust other people to make good decisions for your project, this is probably not the swap for you. • Round Robin swaps are a long-term commitment ... We will be running these round robin swaps regularly in the group, and you are expected to pass along the project in future group swaps. You do not have to join every round robin swap in the group, but signing up does assume that you will be participating in several swaps (approx. one per month.) • Rating: If you receive a cross stitch sampler project that includes fabric with some worked cross-stitch, one skein of floss, and an information card, please rate a 5 ... do not base your rating on what has previously been worked on the fabric. • If you have questions about what the owner expects, don't hesitate to contact them via Swap-Bot or email. If you have general questions about how the swap works, send @emilyt a message. • If an emergency comes up and you are unable to follow through, please contact your partner and swap host @emilyt ASAP so that we can work it out together. • If you decide to no longer participate in the group round robin swaps (or if you want to take a break), after completing your open swaps, simply mail the project you have on-hand back to the original stitcher. Please do not hang on to anyone's project for longer than a month. Remember that these projects have a lot of work involved by a lot of different people, so please be thoughtful and considerate.


EmilyT 01/26/2019 #

Note-you only need to sign up if you have a round robin that belongs to someone else. If you don't have one but are hoping to have one sent, please comment here and/or pm me and hopefully the person who has ypurswill send it home! I'll post the ones I'm sending home shortly (I'm not at home right now)

EmilyT 01/28/2019 #

A good question was proposed: What if you have a round robin from a member that is no longer on swapbot or has bad ratings or left the group etc?

You may of course send it back home to the address listed if desired. But if you feel like because they haven't been responding and are not being responsible you could always just PM me who's you have and I will keep a list in case they ever contact me or the group and then we can get it back to them at a later date. PM-ing me about one of these will also get you a RAK because you've been responsible keeping the sampler and responding to this send home swap.

Aletta74 02/10/2019 #

My adress has been change.... pls pm me for my vieren adres

EmilyT 02/15/2019 #

Sorry for my delay.

I will be sending home @Aletta and I will get your address again!

I will be sending home @Celticmoon & considering sending it Restricted Delivery as I haven't had contact with her in years and do not know if the address in Deep Gap is still correct.

EmilyT 04/21/2019 #

Thanks for your patience on the little gifts- I have some little things gathered, I just need to go to one more store that has something I'd like to send. I'll send out a message when I've finished and mailed!

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