Saturday, July 25, 2009

........................Examining Exchanges

Hi Everyone. I just sent out this little guy last week to my Blizzard in July (from the Tattinggoddess group) exchange partner. His name is Flakey (my own design). I hope she likes him. I won't tell who gets him, until she tells me she has him. Anyway, it was a sort of Christmas in July exchange, just a card and a snowflake, which was great for me, at least, 'cos it was quick and easy. I do love the bigger exchanges too, don't get me wrong, but sometimes a quick little motif exchange is a lot of fun! We should do more of those. It also had me thinking about my recent round robin exchange. I say recent, but it was started over a year ago. A very LONG story short, I, and others, did not receive any of our hearts back, nor the ones others made for us. This had soured me greatly on doing round robins. I was quite upset at the outcome for myself and the other non receivers. Then, I got a card in the mail from Sharon Briggs, the co-ordinator of the exchange. I was flabbergasted to say the least when I openned the card and found this inside...
six beautiful hearts!!! She had tatted these herself and sent them to me. It was a total surprise and I still cannot believe the generosity of the act. I must say a special THANK YOU to Sharon, as you have rekindled the notion in me that tatters are the most special people! Now, I believe I may rethink joining a round robin in the future, which is special to me as I do so love exchanges.

9 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Well all I can say is that Sharon is a VERY special tatter. She does SUCH a lot for everybody in tat land. A top tatter and extremely generous lady.

TattingChic said...

The snowflake you made for your exchange partner is lovely! That was very nice of Sharon to make those beautiful hearts for you! They are all so pretty! Lucky you! :)

Gina said...

I love the snowman snowflake you made!

Wow...Sharon was busy!

tattrldy said...

That it just the cutest snowflake - Great Job! Wow, Sharon did so much because yours didn't come - what a lady!

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

I Love..Love...Love your snowman snowflake. Whoever is getting that is going to be one very ...very...very lucky person. He is too cute!!

battatter said...

Thank you all for the wonderful compliments on my Flakey! I designed him years ago, along with his cousin, Icy. He is one of my very favorites of my patterns!

wickedtats said...

I love the little Snowman flake. He's awesome!

victats@gmail.com said...

How amazing is Sharon to send you the hearts. It's sad and really discourages a tatter when someone welches or things go wrong on an exchange. Sharon has really gone above and beyond.

Bonnie said...

Flakey is so cute! Do we get to see Icy? Care to share sell the patterns. :-)

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