A few (yikes, over 3!) weeks ago, I got an email that was sort of a chain letter, but with an arts and crafts twist. Now, usually I would just ignore the letter and go on about my day, but I have a lot of trouble saying "no" to people I like, and I do like making things to give away. And, sure, it would be fantastic to receive some fun mail from other artists instead of bills, credit card applications and supermarket advertisements. Then, a couple weeks later, I got the same email again from Regina. And if I can't say no to the lovely Jessica, I *certainly* can't say no to Regina!
For each email, I was supposed to make something - anything at all, it could be knit, crocheted, sewn, drawn, painted, molded from clay, cut out, whatever. I was supposed to make it and drop it in the mail to the person listed in the #1 spot within a week. Yeah, right, that didn't happen, but hey, at least I'm finally doing it... better late than never, right? Anyway, then I was to move Jessica's (and Regina's) name up to the number one spot, and put my name in the second. So three weeks later, I chose to make these two gecko buddies. I used the Lion Brand pattern pretty much as it was written for the guy on the right, and then made it again, but this time all in one piece with nothing to join or seam together, and with a much shorter tail, for the fella on the left. And I used mini scrapbooking brads instead of the googly eyes and some fingering weight yarn for the tongues. These will finally be on the way to Jenny and Vesna by the end of tomorrow. I hope they like them and that my geckos put a smile on their faces.
Now, I have a huge problem with putting other people on the spot, so instead of racking my brains and getting all stressed out about who to choose for the 12 (6 for each email I received) people I have to send this thing to, I'm just going to put it out here to anyone who wants to play along. I've got 12 spots to fill, any takers? Let me know... I'd be happy to pass this on! Nothing like this has ever worked for me before, but I dunno. I figured I'd keep it going at least on my part, didn't really take me much time and was kind of fun. If I get anything back, wouldn't that be a neat surprise?