The latest question from Lee:
Do you participate in exchange or RR stitching? Why or why
I do, from time to time. I've only done one round robin, and had a less-than-ideal experience (although I DID get my own project back, and was pleased with the finished project). We just had some people drop out/disappear mid-stream, and that was disappointing. Heck, I managed to keep up, and I moved and started a new job during the course of the robin, so they didn't have any excuse in my book! LOL Since then I joined the "Me Myself and I RR," a self-designed AND self-stitched neighborhood, which I guess was supposed to give us the comraderie of round robin stitching without the pain of slacking participants. End result? Well, at least on my end....it resulted in extreme slackage. Ha! My little Fairy Tale Towne is still in the WIP bin, with one house and a partially-stitched castle... At this point in my life, I'm not in a hurry to join any more round robins. I just don't have the time.
I've done several exchanges, too, all via the Hooked on Exchanging blog. These are a lot of fun, and I've received some lovely things! Is everything exactly perfect for me/something I would have stitched for myself? Of course not. But to me, that is part of the fun - seeing what others like and what they think I might like. I've actually discovered new designers and styles this way, and everything has been beautifully stitched and finished. I love when exchange mail comes! I can only hope that the recipients of my stitching are pleased with it, too. Exchanges, with their themes and mailing deadlines, are something I can handle and enjoy. And the nice thing is, I can always chose not to participate for a round or 2 if things are getting hectic on the homefront!
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Pardon the rather blurry cell phone picture.... I knew I wanted to mount this piece on a wooden plaque, but its dimensions were making i...
...or you will end up frogging a whole bunch of over-one stitching. Grrr. So there is no progress pic on the cowboy piece today, because I...