This is what I did-- As everyone's squares arrived I assigned them a letter (A-P) and I stuck a little piece of tape on all their squares with that letter on it. Then, when it came time to sort, I just went through the alphabet (skipping their original letter) to make sure everyone got new squares, peeling off the little bits of tape as I went along.
Swapity Swap Swap
Remember the fabric swap thingy from a few weeks ago?
Well here's an update for all of you who played along (and for anyone else who cares). I'm done! The last package of squares arrived today, all the way from The Netherlands. In all, I saw squares from Maine, Idaho, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas, North Carolina, Kansas, California, Utah, Leeuwarden in The Netherlands, Essex in England, and Ontario in Canada. Whew!
Here's a little peek at the newly-sorted stacks:
It was fun, and my overly organized tendencies helped quite a bit.
I added my squares last, on account of I wanted to do something a little different with them. I tried making a stamp, but I didn't like how it turned out. So in the end I just made a good old-fashioned stencil to add a little birdy friend.
Don't the little finished bundles look sweet all piled up together?I've got them all packaged up now and ready to head to the post office. Thank you to all who participated! I hope everyone shares what they make with their squares.