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Topic: Tea Towel Tour 3 [CLOSED - FIRST MAIL OUT - FEB 26]  (Read 30615 times)
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« on: February 08, 2008 02:01:03 PM »

GALLERY:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=227268.0
feedback completed

All Squared Up

RECTANGEL (R)---------------   1D   2P   3C   4S   5M

MILLIK (M)--------------------   1R   2D    3P   4C   5S
SEWSEW-A-GOGO (S)--------   1M   2R   3D   4P   5C 
CRAFTYMCGLUESTICK (C)----   1S   2M   3R   4D   5P
RITAPIZZA (P)----------------   1C   2S   3M   4R   5D
DANCINGBOOTS (D)-----------   1P   2C  3S   4M   5R 

Susie goes West   

Bee's G3

East of Ezri_B


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: rectangel
IamSusie and Beetastic and Ezri_B have agreed to be co-organizers/group leaders!
Sign-up date range: 02-07 until 02-15 or before if all spots have been filled
Date to send item by: Tuesday, February 26, NO EXCUSES

When a towel arrives you have one week to complete your design and then it must be sent on.  You will be doing this 4-5 times plus your initial send out so make sure your schedule is flexible enough to keep up.

Limited to a certain number of people? YES!  MAX 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES & NO
If so, which country? US and CANADA
All ages allowed? Or 18+? all ages

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap: This swap is super fun and a great way to get to know people and improve your skills.  Beginners and experienced hand embroiderers have all enjoyed this swap.  The swap consists of an embroidery tour.  You can send a cloth napkin, an apron, or a tea towel, whatever you choose your item should be a light weight, light colored (preferably white) fabric, suitable for hand embroidery, and inexpensive to mail.  If you have time before the send date you can embroider a little something on your item but it is more important the item (from here on out referred to as towel) go out on time. 

Before you send attach with a safety pin or baste a tag to your towel with your name and address and put your towel into a Ziploc bag.  You may want to include a card to your fellow stitchers letting them know a little about you or your kitchen. 

When you receive a towel YOU HAVE ONE WEEK from its arrival date until it needs to shipped out again.  If you have time take a photo and post your design but do not let this interfere with getting it shipped in the one week time frame. 

When a towel arrives you need to let your group organizer and the sender know. 

When you ship a towel you must PM the receiver and your group organizer and let them know (include the DC #).  If you are running late let your group organizer know.   

Communication is key –failure to communicate could result in you being skipped.

Although this idea originally started with Sublime Stitching you can use any embroidery pattern you like. Please remember that several people need to embroider it in a short amount of time so pick something that fits with your skill level and allotted time frame (one week). 

Anyone who is not in contact on a weekly basis via posts or PMs without prior notification will be considered flaking.  FLAKERS SLOW DOWN THEIR WHOLE GROUP, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR SCHEDULE CAN ACCOMODATE THE TIME COMMITMENT.  The estimated time for completion of this swap is early to mid April.
If you want to participate, send the following information to rectangel:


Name of swap:  TEA TOWEL TOUR 3
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Postal/Zip Code:

Level of embroidery experience (expert, intermediate, beginner etc)?
Do you wish to allow other kinds of embellishment (are beads/ribbon okay)?
Will you be regularly washing this item?
What colors do you like?
Is there anything that you would not like to see on your item?
Any other information you think is relevant?
Do you agree to sending the item Xpresspost or Priority Mail if you run late?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

01. rectangel
02. IamSusie
03. Beetastic
04. Ezri_B
05. ritapizza
06. sewsew-a-gogo
07. amyracinrose
08. chelleyf
09. sundayafternoonhousewife
10. GatsbyGirl
11. sew~amy
12. doo_leroux
13. craftymcgluestick
14. bluesparkie
15. UrsulaDiamond
16. Fruitloops
17. TAOJ
18. millik
19. AlwaysInspired
20. DancingBoots
21. Antarcticraft
22. kittykill
23. itsinmynature
24. cupcakeguru

« Last Edit: May 29, 2008 03:54:48 PM by rectangel » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Going to Viva this year April 1-4!
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008 02:12:13 PM »

green is sent and waiting
blue is received and stitching
Maroon is Ready for Feedback
Feedback is given when our whole group is finished

We are planning for a one week per motif turn around in our round robin set up.

Group 2----  Susie Goes West

IAMSUSIE(s) -------------- 1ar  2f  3g  4k 5ai  

ALWAYSINSPIRED(ai)  ------ 1s  2ar  3f  4g  5k

KITTYKILL (k)-------------- 1ai  2s  3ar  4f  5g

GATSBYGIRL (g)--------- 1k 2ai 3s 4ar 5f

FRUITLOOPS (f) -----------1g  2k 3ai 4s  5ar

AMYRACINROSE (ar)----- 1f  2g  3k 4ai  5s

« Last Edit: April 24, 2008 04:11:58 PM by IamSusie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008 02:13:57 PM »

Let me know when you send and receive.

Green is sent and waiting
Blue is received and stitching
Purple is sending late with express
Red contact me
Maroon is ready for feedback
Feedback Completed
Feedback is given when our whole group is finished

Bee's G-3

Beetastic ………………… 1C  2I  4T  5D A-patch
doo_leroux (D) ………………. 1B 2C  3I  5T A-patch
TAOJ (T) ………………..….... 1D  2B  3C  4I  A-patch

Antarcticraft (A) …….….… 1T 2D  3B  4C 5I
itsinmynature (I) ……….…. 2T  3D  4B 5C A-patch
chelleyf (C) …………….……… 1I 3T 4D  5B A-patch
« Last Edit: July 03, 2008 01:46:37 PM by Beetastic » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008 02:49:27 PM »

green is sent and waiting
blue is received and stitching
purple is sending late with express
red please contact me
maroon received and ready for feedback

Group 4

Ezri_B                                      1ud  2sa 3bs 4cg 5sah   
sundayfternoonhousewife  1eb  2ud 3sa 4bs 5cg  
cupcakeguru                      1sah 2eb 3ud 4sa 5bs    
bluesparkie                           1cg  2sah 3eb 4ud 5sa
sew~amy                              1bs  2cg 3sah 4eb 5ud   
UrsulaDiamond                     1sa  2bs 3cg 4sah  5eb   

« Last Edit: May 08, 2008 04:18:14 PM by Ezri_B » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008 02:55:41 PM »

First 2 galleries (tip select images only these galleries are filled with comments and discussion):



RE DC Numbers:  If you are sending within the States we prefer you use a DCN because the item becomes pretty much priceless as it moves along.  Some of the girls are expert shippers and they likely have some tips on working the USPS system.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2008 04:55:39 PM by rectangel - Reason: meant to say USPS » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Going to Viva this year April 1-4!
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2008 04:21:21 PM »

I have been waiting for this too.  I am excited. But I have not done a swap on craftsters before.  Can I still be in?  I sent a pm to rectangle.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2008 04:33:58 PM by sew~amy » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2008 04:54:18 PM »

DC#s are best for everyone all around.  We didn't have a problem getting them with USPS in the last rounds.  You do have to be sure your flat envelope is thick but not too thick. Usually folding the towel is fine, but you can wrap it in tissue or bubble wrap too.

Save your receipt or some proof of shipment if you are sending outside your country's border.  Smiley


« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2008 05:00:29 PM »

I am sooooooooo excited about this swap!  The Tea Towel Tour 2 was my first swap ever to do and I have been seriously hooked to them ever since!  I can not wait for this one to start.  I had a blast last time around! 

~Amy Rose~

And hey craftsters, just so you know, I think that my skills have greatly improved since last time as well.. in my opinion they have anyways! lol

Check out my new blog, Swell Stitches!

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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2008 05:16:10 PM »

Memememe!!  I want in!!  (Oh, and amyracinrose, I don't know what your talking about... You're amazing! Cheesy)

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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2008 06:16:36 PM »

i'm so gonna lurk this like its hot tamales!!

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