You may remember from an earlier post that I made some artist trading cards to take to Houston with me for the Cloth Paper Scissors sponsored swap. The first day we were there I made a beeline for that booth, and found close to 100 ATC’s posted on a swap wall – take one, leave one – with velcro dots available to help with posting. You see above the ones I came home with! Excellent variety of fabric and paper, some themed to the holidays or entertainment, and some not. When I got my self together after the trip, I sent e-mails to those who had included their addresses on the backs of their cards, thanking them for the swap. I heard back from several of them, from as far away as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Houston, Scottland! Philippa, of BC, was one of 40+ ladies who came to the show from her guild!
A day or so later, I received an e-mail from a quilter, Marianne, who discovered when she got home that she’d selected four of my cards! That message was particularly interesting to me, as it was in French. My resident translator not available at the time, I successfully premiered the Google translator to learn my correspondent was in Switzerland! The following morning, I received a note from Andrea, who also swapped ATCs at Houston and whom I’d traded messages with earlier, attaching Marianne’s message with the addition of a web site that showed the ATC’s Marianne had taken home from Houston! So then I could see which cards she’d selected – great fun! Perhaps you had to be there. Anyway, here’s Marianne’s site – remember the Google translator if like me you’re mono-linguial: http://malice1618.skyrock.com/