Wow, I am so thrilled that so many of you have joined this swap. We have a total of 22, yep, TWENTY TWO participants! Thank you so much, everybody. I have had such lovely comments and emails from you gals, it seems some of us a just a wee bit excited, teeheee, so excited in fact that you want to have two swap partners! Apologies to the two people whom I couldn't contact due to the lack of email details on their blogs. I did leave messages on the swap post, but didn't hear back from them, so couldn't include them in the swap.
Soooooooooooo, without further ado, lets get on with the partners draw, yes? Or is there anything else we should discuss first? Errrmmm, perhaps Monday is not such a good day for a partners draw? I could wait another day or two, if you wish………….
Ouch, ouch, ok, no more throwing things at me, I get the message loud and clear, I am doing it, honestly, right as we speak ( so to speak, lol ). Look, see? I have written out the names and favourite colours of all you gals,
painstakingly folded them all up nice and neat and put them into this very pretty little heart shaped rosy box,
and now I can start drawing out names, woohoo!
And the first pair out is – RUBY (orange) and LISSYLOU (white), hurrah!
So LissyLou will collect together some lovely little orange bits for Ruby and Ruby will have the pleasure of finding something white for LissyLou. Well, you all know by now how this is supposed to work, so I don’t have to spell it out again and again.
On to the next pairs –
KELLY (pink) and VICKI (grey )
JUANITATORTILLA (white) and JACKIE (green)
KATE (yellow) and FLOSS (blue)
CROAPQUEEN (teal/turquoise) and SARAH (red)
VICTORIA (orange) and MICHELA (violet)
JOY (peach) and JUANITATORTILLA (violet)
CAT (indigo) and STEPH (grey)
POMONA (red) and BEKIMARIE (pink)
ELIZABETHD (blue) and LULULIZ (beige)
MICHELA (black) and JENNYFLOWER (green)
I sincerely hope you are all happy with your swap partners and just as excited as I am about it. I really want this to be a successful swap for everybody, but I realise that some of you don’t know each other at all yet. I think it will be very helpful if we knew a little bit more about each other’s likes and dislikes, so I have prepared just a teeny weeny little questionnaire. Perhaps you could fill it in and email it to your swap partner ( can you make sure please that our email addy is available on your profile ).
Of course we all know your favourite colour already, but there are so many variations, some people like their colours very bright, others like them muted, some are just not you.
When I look at all your wonderful blogs, I realise how different our homes all are, we all have such different styles. So please let us know, are you a fifties fanatic, a hippy at heart, an English country girl, a French Chateau style lover, do you love the crazy Seventies, or are you a minimalist, etc etc
Most of us do like a little bit of bling, not necessarily the diamond kind, lol, but some kind of jewellery. Perhaps chunky and showy, or dainty and elegant, intricate or funky fun, what takes your fancy?
Ahhh, our beloved handbags, scarves, little woolly hats to keep us warm in the winter, danglies to help us find our keys easier in our handbags, etc etc., don’t we just love our accessories?
How do you spend your free time? Do you have any hobbies which keep you busy busy busy?
And to probably the most important bit, our treasured collections! What do you collect? Old tins perhaps? Or lace? Vintage brooches or old ephemera? Vintage or modern fabrics? Anything from a specific decade? I could list hundreds of things here, of course, don’t have the time though, so just tell us what your favourite collections are
Teeheee, you may have noticed that I left a lot of room under “Like”, if you are anything like me, you’ll definitely be into more than just one thing.
Ok, is there anything else you would like your swap partner to know about you? Tell her here
Just one last thing, if you have any allergies, please let your swap partner know.
Alright, that’s about it re our likes and dislikes. Please get in touch with your partners as soon as possible, I would like to set the deadline for posting your swap parcel for the 19th October, that should give everybody plenty of time to get hunting around, thrifting, making etc.
I WAS GOING TO MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR US ALL AND EMAIL EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WITH THE NAME OF YOUR SWAP PARTNER AND THE QUESTIONAIRE. HOWEVER, I HAVE NOTICED THAT QUITE A FEW OF YOU DON'T SHOW YOUR EMAIL DETAILS ON YOUR BLOG PROFILE. I AM MISSING THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE -
CAN YOU PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDY SO THAT I CAN PASS IT ON TO YOUR SWAP PARTNER.
Alright, I am off to email my swap partner, woohooooo.