The first fabrics are here. Paper cranes, alligators (or crocodiles?) superheros and monsters (or aliens?) that look and feel beautiful. These fabrics aren’t cut yet– they were sent directly to me from Spoonflower after two international participants ordered them. Since I am one of those folks who can appreciate the pains of living somewhere other than the USA and wanting to participate… I offered to cut them and save a few legs of international shipping costs. That and I was nervous early on about finding 55 other people willing to participate in this crazy swap, so I was willing to put in the extra effort to make it work. Phew! Turned out to be no problem at all. Who knew there were so many crazy people in the world? Wait, don’t answer that. At least these folks are quilty-crazy, not violent-crazy… or purple-crazy or Twilight-crazy. Okay, maybe some of them.
I know it’s going to take a while and some patience for all of the 56 54 remaining sets of fabrics to get here. Which is sort of good, since my house is a crazy still-moving-in disaster. Our storage stuff came yesterday, and I’m sorting as quickly as I can so that when our stuff from the other side of the world arrives, we’ll have places to put THAT stuff when it clears customs, hopefully at the end of September.
When all of the stored stuff went into storage more than three years ago, we were much yuppie-r and had one kid that wasn’t a year old or walking yet. After three years of living overseas, having another kid and being a stay-at-home-mom… wow, how our household needs/likes have changed. All sorts of fragile/glass/delicate/topple-over-able things are on their way to Goodwill.
On the way home I’ll check the mailbox again. Just in case.