Saturday, July 7, 2012

The 2012 Postage Stamp Challenge and Swap #3

The craze, the fun and the excitement is all over the world again!
If you have missed the first two swaps, don't despair, you have the possibility to participate in this swap or perhaps the last one this year in October. If you are a newbie and don't have enough charms (100) for a swap, you can sign up and request a newbie gift of 50 charms.  For this swap you can read the details here and you have up to July 22nd to leave a comment here.  

Who can resist such a little treasure in the mail on a bad day?!
Allison in NH; thank you! :)  

I had so much fun participating in the April swap. I cut lots of 2 inch and 2.5 inch charms. My swap partners are in the US, Canada and Australia and a newbie gift ended up in Malaysia.
For the April swap, I had 10 swap partners for the 2 inch charms and 13 for the 2.5 inch charms. Easy mathematics? :) I received 1000 2 inch charms and 1300 2.5 inch charms! I have had a look at all the charms and if I haven't missed any, there are only 2-3 of fabric I already have in my stash. Isn't that amazing?! :)
I also had a private swap of 2.5 inch charms with Sally in Malaysia. Sally, I love the charms! Once again; thank you! :)  

After cutting charms like crazy for the previous swap, I thought I had sorted out and cut all the scraps... How wrong I was! There, on the top of the shelf was a shoe box full of something; Christmas scraps!

It took me 2-3 days to empty that box... I didn't know it was that much there! :)
Some of the charms cut for the July swap.  

This weekend I'm cutting more charms. The 2.5 inch charms are done and the 2 inch charms are all spread out on the dining table ready to be packed into parcels of 100. (Forgot to take a photo).


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

a lot of little blocks and a lot of postage money to spend! I'm glad I haven't gotten into this craze - I did once years ago and that was enough for me :)

Karen said...

I am really surprised too that there were not more of the same fabrics in your swap. Well done.

QuiltSue said...

That's a lot of cutting!