Back in the 1990's, I was big into pen pals. It was totally amazing to me. I added my name to a "Pin Pals" list in Quilters Newsletter Magazine, saying that I liked quilting and cross stitch and that I had young children and *poof* my mailbox was full for several weeks. I think I had something like 40-50 responses from all over the world. Now remember, none of us had home computers at the time. All of our letters were hand written for at least the first 5 years of our pen pal relationships. We were devoting a lot of time and energy to this.
Well, as these things go, some people wrote and we evetually found that we had almost nothing in common. I think that I can say that we gave it a valiant try, but in the end we knew it wasn't working for either of us. And some of those pen pals turned out to be...um....wackadoos. After a while and a bit of natural weeding out, I found some women who were fun and lively and interesting pen pals. Some of them fizzled out too, as situations in our lives changed and we lost touch or lost interest in the whole writing thing. Now, some 25 years later, there are still two whom I consider close friends. There's Hella from Germany and Elizabeth from Australia, and I adore both of them.
Anyway though....I found out about Round Robins back then and I participated in a few. Maybe 5? So here's what I want to show you today. This was a RR that started in July 1993 and finished in March 1994. My theme is obvious, but the other themes included animals, holidays, rabbits, quilts, rag dolls, teddy bears and "your state".
Starting at the top row and moving right:
Lisa Rohr, Nebraska
Cheree Morozoff, Canada
Connie Nugent, Pennsylvania
Jenny Berman Ross, Virginia
Barb Bartlett, Michigan
Kim Provax, Arizona
Laura Cherry, Utah
Zoann Kochersperger, West Virginia
This devil is still unfinished. measuring 12" x 12". I really need to do something about that...