Have you heard of this? THIS IS AWESOME! If you sew, and your friends and family look at your stash and say, “What is this for?” or “What do you do with that?”, then #stitchingsanta is for you. It’s a fun gift-giving experience for sewers and those who knit or crochet. Sheila is my blogger buddy from across the pond, (Sewchet), and she runs the linky party and manages the participants.
She explains the #stitchingsanta process like this: “It’s a Secret Santa with a difference aimed at all the like-minded crafty folk here on the internet – YOU!
Whether you’re one of the lucky few whose family know and understand you so well that you receive endless perfect gifts based on your love of sewing/crochet/knitting or, like me, your wish list is met with a “What do you want one of those for….what is it anyway?” – #stitchingsanta is for you.
Can you imagine unwrapping a gorgeous skein of wool, a perfect metre of fabric, some vintage buttons or some embroidery silks? Perhaps a little handmade gift has been popped in the parcel too? All lovingly thought out with your interests in mind and guaranteed to be under your tree on Christmas morning. What a treat!
There are TWO categories to choose from – you can enter both or just one but PLEASE state your preference in your email. Choose from “Sewing” or “Crochet/Knitting”.
The idea is simple: if you would like to take part, email me by the deadline of 31st October and I’ll send you the details of your lucky recipient.” Send your Category Choice, Name, and Mailing Address to firstname.lastname@example.org ”
So basically, everyone who wants to participate will be paired up with a like-minded gift recipient and the gift limit is $15 (US) not including postage. Sewchet will (try to) match those in the same country to minimize postage costs too. All she asks, is that you blog about your participation (like I’m doing now), what you’re giving to your recipient, and what you received. Once you get your gift recipient’s info, you’re encouraged to lurk their blog to learn about them and their interests.
I think it’s just wonderful to open a true surprise on Christmas morning so I’m all in on this. I hope you join up too! And who knows, you might make a new blogger friend in the process! Win-Win!!