#QuiltyPenPal and updates

Hello world!!

It seems like a lifetime since I’ve posted!

I’ve got several BIG things to post about:

#1 Working for Eleanor has kept me super busy and as if I didn’t have my hands full with that, I started a #QuiltyPenPal group!
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I’m not sure if you follow me on Instagram or not, BUT I enjoy participating in group swaps and independent swaps. So I post a lot of my progress on that and some current projects that I work on.

Once I was done with a swap package and mailed it off, I was itching to make new friends to send stuff to! Then it came to me: A group of Quilty pen pals to send letters and stuff to year round!!

So I posted on my Instagram, @RaysSewCrafty, that I was looking for a pen pal or two. And guess what?!
200 people emailed me wanting to be my pen pal!!!

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I couldn’t believe the response!
As the group formed, it became a crafty group, not just a group for quilters; There are quilters, crocheters, knitters, soap makers, card makers and some just wanting a friend to write to in the group.
There’s quite the versatility in backgrounds, interests and even locations. We have a hand full of people from Australia, England, the UK, Canada and even Japan!

I am having so much fun writing to new crafty friends that share the same interests as me. And also learning about others outside of the states and crafts that they like!

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Oh #2: I got a new kitten on my birthday in August! My family rescued him from the park, his name is Paul Oliver!

I’ve definitely got my hands full now! 😛
NOTE: I have capped the group at 200 currently. But MAY open the group sign ups early next year!

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Follow the hashtag for fun posts and updates on the group: #QuiltyPenPal.
And follow me for daily updates on what I’m working on : @RaysSewCrafty!

AND #3: I’m going to be networking and working at the Quilt Market/ Festival in two weeks! So it’s safe to say that I won’t be getting a good nights rest anytime soon! If you’re going to be at Market/ Festival, feel free to come and say Hi! I’d love to meet you!

But it’s all in good fun! It sure beats working a “real” job! 💕

Toodles for now,
-Diana and Ray ❤

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