I just read a very exciting post this morning written by The Inspired Stitcher on her delightful blog, the name of which is The Inspired Stitcher : ) In this post she tells about her local cross stitching group & how every year they have a Secret Sisters group. In early December each person wanting to participate fills out a questionnaire telling their stitching likes & listing their special dates (birthday, anniversary, etc). Each person participating is assigned someone to randomly show stitching kindnesses to throughout the coming year starting in January & ending the following Christmas. The gifts include things like floss, charts, fabrics, embellishments, something made by you, etc. This is a secret group meaning you don't know who is sending things to you until the year's end at which time there is a "big reveal" meeting. At this meeting you bring a stitched ornament for your assigned person which tells her your identity at that time. It's really cute the way The Inspired Stitcher's local group does this : )
I have been hostessing Secret Sister, Secret Santa, & various exchange groups online since the early 1990s & have aways enjoyed doing so. I am wondering if any of my followers would be interested in attempting such a group here on Blogger?
The rules would be simple. You would be emailed a copy of your assigned person's questionnaire listing her special stitching likes, other interests she might have, & her special days. You might receive a questionnaire that looks something like this ...
123 Snowfall Lane
Mountain View, AK 98765
Pets: 1 cat, 2 dogs
Crafting Passion: Cross Stitching
Other Crafting Interests: Rug hooking, punchneedle
Crafting Likes: DMC floss, counted linen fabric, wool felt squares, 100% cotton fabric
Other Likes/Collections: Pinkeeps, buttons, snowmen, gingerbread men
Favorite Colors: Burgundy, gold, dark blue
Allergies: Scented candles