Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cross Stitch ATCs!

Hello Stitching Friends!

Have any of you ever heard of Cross Stitch ATCs? If you have, have you ever participated in an ATC exchange? If you haven't heard of them, well let me explain! :~) I'm sure you have all have seen and maybe even collected sports or some other sort of trading cards right? Well, ATCs are Artist Trading Cards! How cool is that?!!! I had never heard of ATCs before until a few months ago on Facebook I was invited to join a stitching group called Cross Stitch ATCs. I checked out the group and it looked fun and very interesting. I didn't actually join in on any of the exchanges until this month however due to other projects that I needed to get done. But this month, I jumped in with both feet and am doing both themes as well as the birthday ones. So here's how it works. Each month two themes are selected by the group moderator. This month the themes are the letter C and Oriental. So each person that is signed up for the exchange will stitch small patterns that match the themes. They need to be mounted on 2.5" x 3.5" pieces of cardstock so that they will fit easily into trading card pages. Some people just stitch a design, however some embellish the piece with stickers or whatnot. They really are very cute. Then at the end of the month, each person mails off their stitched and mounted ATC to the person they are assigned to.

So I just wanted to share with all of you my new discovery & projects! :~) I don't think any of the people in the exchange or group read my blog. So once I've finished my pieces, I'll post pictures of them here on my blog. I can't post them on Facebook until after each person receives their piece so as not to ruin the surprise. I'm really glad that I decided to participate in the exchange this month as my stitching bug was somewhere here in my house, I could hear it, but I'll be darned if I could find it! And I think these cute little pieces were exactly what I needed to get that bug to come out of hiding! :~)

Happy Stitching!

Until Next Time
♥ Margie ♥

PS ~ One last thing, I don't know if any of you have noticed or not, but on the right side of my blog, I have posted a link to my new crafts business Facebook page! My business is Forever Treasured Keepsakes. It's still pretty new, so I'm working on getting it off the ground. But if you have a moment, please check it out & let me know what you think. And if you have a Facebook profile, be sure to "like" my page. Thank you! Have a great Tuesday!

It's My 2 Year Blogoversary! :~)

Hello Everyone!!!

So yesterday I was going about normal everyday stuff, and when I checked my email I found a comment on one of my blog posts. I always get excited over comments that I receive. Anywho, when I opened and read the comment, I received a pleasant surprise with a "Happy Blogoversay" comment from Teena! I didn't even realize that my 2nd blogoversary had already arrived. Thank you so much Teena for noticing & leaving me the comment! It really made my afternoon!

I can't believe it's been two years already since I started my blog. I really do enjoy posting to my blog and sharing with all of you my stitching stories, progress updates and of course my finishes! And through out it all, I have loved more than anything all of your kind and supportive and motivational comments that you've sent me! Thank you all very much for that! You have no idea how much I really appreciate it. I know I don't have a lot of people that read my blog. I mean it's certainly no "Julie & Julia" type blog lol. But I love it & and I love sharing it. Maybe someday I'll get a few more people reading huh? :~)

Happy Stitching to all of you!

And Happy 2nd Blogoversary to me! Here's to many many more!



Until Next Time,
♥ Margie ♥