Sunday, April 5, 2015

Decorative Thimble Exchange

Greetings! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Ours was quiet, but sunny.  I'm starting to yearn for warm weather and getting outside a bit.

I know many Stitching Sisters want to participate in exchanges, but find the postage to be prohibitive. I've been trying to think of something we could exchange that wouldn't take too much postage or time from our stitching. The thought hit me - how about a decorative thimble exchange? They're small and light - it wouldn't cost too much to send to someone.

Please note: my idea is the thimble isn't a stitched thimble - something pretty - made out of porcelain, ceramic, whatever. What you send is your choice.

If you're interested -

- It's open to everyone worldwide

- You must be a follower of this blog (yes, I'll check)

-  Leave a message on this post or send me an email indicating you'd like to join the fun

 - You don't need to have a blog, but I must have a way of contacting you. Some are 'no reply' bloggers so if leave a comment and I can't reach you, I'm sorry, but I won't be able to add you to the
group.

-  If you prefer to exchange with someone in your own country, please indicate so in your comment. I will do my best to match you up as you wish.

- If you'd like to include something other than a thimble for your exchange partner, that's fine. I'll leave it up to you

- Everyone loves something pretty - select a pretty, decorative thimble you'd like to treasure - and send it to your partner

 - I'll take sign ups until April 20th. 

  - Please mail by May 1st and  notify me when you slip it in the mail so I can cross your name off the list.

 - When you receive your gift, please email me, as well, to I can track who-gets-what-when.

If you have a blog, I'd appreciate it if you'd post about this exchange - the more, the merrier!!

I look forward to hearing from you - let's make this FUN and EASY!!







22 comments:

  1. Hi Kim, Please count me in - you know I have a thimble collection so I would love to add to it! I would be happy to exchange with more than one person if you end up with an uneven number. What a great idea, my SSF! I am also keen to exchange with someone from overseas. xoxox

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  2. I Kim do you mean a stitched thimble ? I have never seen one , can you let me know more hugs .

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    1. No, no stitched thimbles - just a pretty one - of any sort you'd like to send.
      xxx

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  3. Yes, but what sort of thimbles will be sent. Plastic, rubber, metal, steel, silver or decorative.....
    Are there any guidelines.

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    1. Thank you for the question, Jo - I updated my original post, hopefully answers your questions.
      xxx

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  4. What a lovely idea! Unfortunately I have a really busy month ahead and the timescale is a little tight for me but I'm sure lots of stitchers will join in. Good luck to all!

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  5. I would definitely like to join this exchange. I have collected decorative thimbles for over 20 years and have nearly 200 from all over the world.

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  6. Please include me! I collect thimbles and would love to send and of course receive. I would not mind 2 exchanges.

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  7. Count me in Kim!!. I collect thimbles since many years ago and I would love to exchange with someone from overseas.
    I ´ve shared it on my blog.
    Hugs

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  8. Hi Kim. that sounds like a great idea. count me in too. hugs Lynda Ruth. glad you like your gifts.

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  9. Hi Kim, I would love to exchange a pretty thimble. I have been collecting them for years as well now and would love to swap with someone from overseas if possible...but would be happy to swap in the states as well if needed.

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  10. Kim: Please sign me up, I will trade with anyone worldwide.

    Catherine

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  11. Hi, I would love to participate with someone overseas. Kisses!

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  12. Hi Kim, lovely idea! I would love to grow my small number of thimbles. I am happy to swap worldwide.
    Many Thanks.

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    1. Hi, Anna - I'd love to have you join in. However, you seem to be a 'no-reply blogger'. Please email me with your email address and mailing address when you have a minute, so I can add you to the fun.
      xxx

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  13. Hola buenos días, es una idea que me encanta el poder intercambiar un dedal con alguien del extranjero. Podría ser. Muchas gracias.

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    1. Me encantaría para que usted participe en el intercambio , pero no te puedo encontrar , como usted es un blogger 'sin respuesta ' . Por favor envíeme su correo electrónico y dirección postal , así que usted puede añadir a la lista.
      muchas gracias

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  14. Hola ma apunte el otro dia, pero no salgo, no se si hare algo mal o no, me gustaria participar y si puede ser con alguien fuera del España mejor que mejor, gracias por la idea

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  15. Hi Kim! Although I don't collect thimbles and I don't plan to start now, I thought it would be fun to exchange because for sure your readers would probably not have one from Greece and would love one. So count me in. I'd love to receive anything on cross stitch or even a thimble from anywhere in the world.AriadnefromGreece!

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  16. Sounds like fun because a thimble would be light & small to send. Please do not count me in this time as I really am not a fan of thimble of any kind :D I'm sure you'll have plenty of participants!! x

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  17. Hola perdonar por la tardanza pero no he podido entrar desde el móvil, ya recibí mi dedal muchas gracias a mi amiga ademas unos regalitos preciosos y el dedal que decir divino. Gracias de nuevo.

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