When I launched this just a few weeks ago, soon after getting a shiny new sewing machine for my birthday and in celebration of getting over my fear of breaking it, I had no idea that so many people from nine countries on three continents would sign up and join in. I cannot tell you how much this has made me smile.
And now the stitching is done, the bobbins tidied away, the machines unplugged, the stamps stuck on and the postcards in the post (and if they aren't they should be, come on girls!!)
Here's a sneak peek of my Stitched Postcard which is winging its way to someone in... Australia! Who could it be?...
You can watch this little project unfold over on our Flickr group, where participants will be uploading photos of their postcards as they arrive. Louise in the US has already posted a sneak peak of hers here.
Note to all lovely participants - THANK YOU for making this so much fun. You should have received an individual email from me outlining next steps but if not, please let me know. Once you have uploaded the photo of the card you receive in the Flickr group, please leave a comment below so we can go and check it out. Let us know about your experience of making your card, and and what you thought when another one dropped through your door. If you blog about it, please be sure to share the link in the comments below, and then go and check out the others!
I hope you all had fun. I'll be sharing some of the postcards on this blog over the coming fortnight - watch this space
PS thanks again to Tinnie Girl and Stella for their advice on logistic-y things!
UPDATE JULY 2010: The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap has now closed. Thanks to everyone who joined in and made it so much fun! See our Flickr Group here for everyone's gorgeous creations! Check back in October when the project will open again