Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Color Wheel Charm Swap Update


The fabric has been arriving almost daily.  I actually didn't receive any yesterday, and my husband feigned shock.  Today four came.  I am sure my mail man thinks I'm crazy.  In addition to all the fabric packages, we have also had several personal packages arrive in the past week.  He has come to my door multiple times handing me 4 or 5 packages.  I should warn him it will get worse before it gets better.

We are 1/4 of the way there.  Fourteen people have sent fabric, and I'm getting really excited with our assortment.  I think I'm about done with the international packages.  I allowed swappers outside the US to purchase fabric from US shops and have it shipped directly to me, and I would cut them.  It's been more work, but my daughter has loved using the scraps in her art creations, and I've added some selvages to my growing collection. 

This is the assortment from last week.

Here is what I have received so far this week:

My crate is starting to fill up.  I might have to use a second crate before we're done with this.  

All the swappers are doing such a great job choosing fabrics to fit their assigned colors.  I worried that I was being too specific when I assigned colors, but everyone has come through with some fabulous choices. 

11 comments:

  1. I am so jealous! That fabric looks so yummy!

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  2. I'm so excited -- I found my second fabric today! Yellow & yellow-green turned out to be quite challenging!

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  3. OH! I'm so excited! I'm glad mine arrived and they're cut and ready to go already! thanks for being so kind to those across the ocean!

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  4. Thank you for doing the cutting - they all look brilliant together so far!

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  5. Big thanks from me too! I'm getting excited as they all look so lovely.

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  6. Thanks so much for doing the cutting :-) The stacks are looking lovely!

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  7. Well you gave great instructions and examples for the color matches! They look great all piled up in the crate. Thanks so much for allowing us overseas peeps to leave the cutting to you - much appreciated!

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  8. LOL, our poor husbands. every time I get a package (even if it's not fabric) he tells me I've got something for my "fabric Store". Sounds like you need to get a bigger mailbox or start thinking of a nice gift for the mailman! :)

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  9. I'm so jealous! Hopefully you'll do it a second time after perfecting it this time! ;)

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  10. just popped mine in the mail yesterday!

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