Well, the *Picture-Perfect* Polaroid Swap is drawing to a close. Yes, the packages are still arriving back to their swappers, but I've received all, sorted all, and sent all, except for the one from far far away that I just got yesterday and is going back in the mail in the morning. And I must say, it's been fun. Am I glad I did it? You bet! Am I glad it's almost over? You bet!
There are several people that really deserve our thanks for how they contributed to this swap.
.....Corey of Little Miss Shabby, whose polaroid blocks first inspired me and who graciously told me "go for it" when I wrote to her about the swap.
.....my son, who when I was struggling over what to call the swap, came up with the name I used, which I still really really like.
.....Karen, of capitolaQuilter, whose block tutorial we used, and who helped me tremendously setting up the swap, thinking of details I hadn't.
.....Leanne, of shecanquilt, who tested out paypal with me so I knew how to handle postage for international swappers.
.....my mom, who spent two whole days with me sorting the swap blocks and then prepping the 'extra' polaroid blocks to include in each package.
.....and of course, hubby, who stepped around as packages piled up, smiled and nodded as I muttered to myself trying to keep it all straight, and sent me texts when he beat me to the mailbox: "CO, UT, FL, Germany" and such.
Thanks much to them and to all the swappers in the group who have been so communicative, shared their awesome sewing, and made this as easy on me as it could possibly have been!
Meanwhile, some of you have asked what about MY blocks. Well let's just say I have plenty!
And then of course, I had made blocks to swap, so these are what I got back . . .
After some sharing and such, I ended up with 205 blocks! SO many great fabrics that weren't represented in my stash! And enough for several projects, most likely!
SO, I think it's time for a little celebration! As you continue to receive your blocks, let's have a little giveaway. As many of you know, there was concern that one block package may have gotten lost in transit, and earlier last week, sewing and sharing took place to get all the swap packages back in the mail. Well, tramtadam's blocks did just come, and she has graciously agreed we still need to get her blocks to you polaroid-lovers, so I have 6 packs of 15 blocks each to ship out. You may have participated in the swap, you may have wanted to but couldn't - whatever. Just leave a comment on this post, and I'll choose 6 random winners on Friday, September 21. Talk about a *Picture-Perfect* finish!