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Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
5:46 pm
Round Robin Registration
Below is the questionnaire of information needed for round robin participation.  Responding with a completed questionnaire is like signing an agreement and you agree to be responsible for keeping up with communication and mailing out on time as well as giving each piece you stitch on the proper attention.  
1.      Full Name
2.      Live Journal Name
3.      Full mailing address
4.      Email address
5.      Telephone Number (This will be kept confidential and is for use when you cannot be reached via the internet. Phone numbers will not be shared with anyone for any reason, unless you provide written permission listing the person(s) to whom it is permissible.
6.      Do you mind international mailing?
7.      How often do you wish mailing dates to be?
8.      Have you ever participated in a stitching round robin before?
9.      What do you consider to be your level of stitching?
10. What fabric types do you prefer?
11. What types of fabric do you prefer not to work on?
12. Participating in a round robin requires a great deal of communication amongst members. Are you available to stop in at least once a week to stay current and get to know other group members?
Please type your full name and the month and day you were born below.  This is to be considered an electronic signature of a document and confirms that you agree to participate following the rules of the RR groups.

Current Mood: creative
Friday, August 3rd, 2007
6:33 pm
Possible Themes
  • General Holiday ~ Each person chooses his/her favorite holiday as the individual theme.
  • Freebie ~ Each member chooses a favorite freebie series (i.e. Dragon Dreams freebies, Vermillion freebies, etc)  This way, no one has to hunt for or purchase any patterns for this stitching group.
  • Open Theme Band Sampler ~ Each member chooses a band from other patterns to stitch.
  • Open Theme ~ Any theme, any style, any colors!  Each member chooses his/her own individual theme/style/everything!  A great way to get to know your fellow board members.
  • Summer Get Away ~ All things summer, whatever summer is to you, whether it's seashells or ice cream cones, this group is sure to be a blast.
  • Animal Themed ~ Choose your favorite animal as your personal theme.  Members can either choose all different animals or all the same one, it's up to you.
  • Fantasy Themed ~ Dragons, castles, mermaids, fairies, pixies, and dust, oh my!  Whatever tickles your fancy.
  • Spring Has Sprung ~ Anything that springs into your mind at the thought of spring.
  • UFO ~ All things alien, flying saucers, little green men, planets, constellations
  • Halloween ~ Whatever Halloween means to you, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, or even just candy. 
  • Christmas ~ If it means gifts, trees, candles, snowmen, or turkey, it's fair game
  • 12 Days of Christmas ~ Each member will be assigned a numbered gift item from the song.  They will then be stitched in numeric order. 
  • Autumn ~ What comes to mind when the leave begin to change colors?  Is it a scarecrow in a pumpkin patch, or a walk through the forest?  Whatever it is, this category is made for it.
  • Winter ~ Hot cocoa by a roaring fire...Snowmen...Mittens, hats, and scarves...What warms your heart when it's cold outside?

We're also looking for others to contribute their suggestions for possible stitching.  Just keep it clean, kids.  Nothing you wouldn't be proud to show your grandmother with the heart condition.

6:32 pm
Round Robin Rules

 1.  The member who begins the round robin will be the person entitled to keep the completed piece.
 2.  If you wish to allow members to vote on the round robin's theme, voting must be completed and results posted no later than 2 weeks before said robin is to begin. 
 3.  All deadlines must be clearly posted for each round robin. 

 4.  All round robin pieces are to be kept in a smoke-free environment.  This prevents any yellowing of the fabric.  It is also just courteous toward your fellow stitchers who may have smoke allergies.
 5.  If, for any reason, you are unable to complete your portion of the piece within the time allotted, you must still send the piece on.  Once all other members have completed their portions, you will be responsible for the postage to have the piece returned to you for completion.  You must then send the completed piece to the originator. 
 6.  Once you have sent the piece to the next person in succession, you must post to the group that the piece has been forwarded.  Please include your location and the location for which the piece is headed.
 7.  Once you receive the piece, you must post to the group that you have received the piece.  
 8.  If for any reason you find yourself without internet access in your home, you must notify the moderator, either by telephoning or by borrowing another computer.  Once internet access is restored, please notify the moderator again to make this fact known.
 9.  No pictures of round robin pieces are to be posted except by the originator and only after the piece is completed.  
10.  Keep the originator's preferences in mind as much as possible.  It is understandable if you are unable to fulfill all of his/her requests, but please do try. 
11.  Pieces should be completed within 12 months of being started, for domestic pieces--24 months for international pieces.  
Please do not sign up if you cannot comply with the rules. 

6:31 pm
How A Round Robin Works
A round robin is a group of stitchers who work on each other's projects. This is not complicated and there are a few basic guidelines, which should enable you to understand the concept.

Let's say you want to do a four-person round robin. Separate your fabric into four equal stitching areas (maximum of 70 x 70 stitches) and select a theme for your project. You can separate your fabric with a border, with a specialty stitch or with a basting stitch, which can be removed when the project is completed.

Then your project is sent on to the next stitcher in the group... that stitcher will stitch a design in one square, which will match your theme. And so forth until your project returns home completely stitched.

When you are the originator of a round robin, feel free to tell your stitchers who your favorite designers are.  You, of course, will be stitching on projects belonging to the other stitchers. There is a mailing schedule you must follow...normal stitching time is four weeks between mailing dates, though this is adjusted if international stitchers are included in the robin. 

Once you are emailed the mailing list and/or updates to the mailing list, please print it out and keep it in a safe place. You never know when your computer may crash. Once the mailing list is completed and distributed, only a list of members' names in the order they should proceed will be posted for each round robin.  Originators of the round robin are given the option of ordering the list themselves or having the moderator generate the list for them. 
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