Yes, I think I am starting to actually get my mind sorted, and the things that need sorting sorted too. Bit by bit. And it feels brilliant to do so.
I spent the morning juggling 46 people from 11 different countries into swap partners. How on earth do most people do this? I contemplated putting all the names into a hat but decided I wanted to have more control. (There's a surprise!) I got there in the end and didn't find that there was one person left out or anything like that. Breathed a huge sigh of relief on that one! Now all I have to do is enter all the info into the computer. Then email each participant. No, problem, because then I can start stalking my partner and doing some sewing! The good bit will start.
Next I turned my mind to the Scrappy Swap, and based on my partner's mosaic I pulled a variety of scraps from my stash. This was harder than I thought it would be because my partner has a much more muted palette choice than my usual in your face colour. But I dug, and then dug deeper, and eventually came up with this -
Now I will see if she comments on the Flickr page. I think she will. She has swapped before and I have faith! If she doesn't like any of my choices that isn't a problem but I will probably have to go more colourful. I have started thinking about what the extra should be for this swap, but not yet come to any conclusions. (In that you should read that I don't have a freaking clue!)
I moved on to the DS Doll Quilt Swap and started working on the back of the equilateral triangles quilt. And my thread broke, and then broke again, and again. Eventually, after I readjusted just about everything that I could on the machine it started to behave but it was too late then. The school run awaited. So no photos to show progress there.
The postman continues to be the nicest I've ever had. I got the penultimate Brit Bee package back with my blocks. These came from Jenny, are beautifully done and I love that she did a different lay out so I am going to have a good balance of circles to other lay outs.
I have a few more things I want to check off my list today, not blogging type things but things I have promised to do for other people. If I manage this I will consider this day an unqualified success.
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Good Luck with organising your swap. It's only just occurred to me what do they do in other swaps if an odd number of people sign up? Sorry I didn't join up. I've just committed myself to too many swaps and will probably implode before I got to enjoy a lovely Christmassy table runner.ReplyDelete
Of course your in control, crazy lady! It's hard getting it all sorted, but it sounds like you're on the right track.ReplyDelete
I just love your bee blocks. They are so great! Can't wait to see them all together :)
Bravo for getting the partners sorted out for your swap. I really, really wanted to join, but decided I best not. So, I shall be an armchair participant. ;o) Happy to watch it all unfold and cheer you on!ReplyDelete
Ooooooh! how exciting!ReplyDelete
Good luck with your swap, it'll be so much fun, I just had to say no as I knew the 2nd Brit one was imminent.ReplyDelete
wow, you have been busy. Can't wait to get going on the tablerunner swap, woo hooReplyDelete
Jennie's blocks turned out fab! Love those scraps, esp. the dragonflies. JxoReplyDelete
"46 People- 11 Different Countries". Sounds like the voice over for a disaster movie or an advertisement for the UN!ReplyDelete
Very pretty fabrics you've yanked from your stash.
I'm sure you've done a wonderful job pairing up the swapees - cant wait to see who I'll get!ReplyDelete
Oh you'll be fine and an old swap pro by 'next year'!!ReplyDelete
Do not muller the DS!!!
You`re going to be an awesome swap mama, and thanks for taking so much care over choosing partners for us all. Hope you had some time to yourself this evening!ReplyDelete
I used to run scrapbooking swaps, and found myself using techniques from my university maths classes to organise people. That was when I began to suspect I might have a few issues ;o) Hope it all goes well :o)ReplyDelete
Very nice fabric you have and the block are too! HugsReplyDelete
Yeah - so excited Susan! Well done we appreciate your hard work! Looks like your brit bee quilt is going to be fantastic.ReplyDelete
Go girl you are obviously on fire!
You are doing a grand job woman! But if you need any help just give me a shout xReplyDelete
I love your scraps! Nice blocks too. Going to be a great quilt!ReplyDelete
Wow, 46 people sorted - well done! Love your bee blocks and your fabric selection for the runner swap...will be watching with interest!ReplyDelete