I'd like to take a minute to suggest (request?) that any of you lovely ladies who've not updated your blogs in a good long while do so as soon as possible so that your swap partners can get to 'know' you a bit~ it has come to my attention that some of your blogs aren't active/updated, and while a break is a lovely and needed thing, for the purpose of the swap and the potential for connection via the swap, it would be most helpful to have some recent posts. thanks so much!
so..... surely there's some gizmo that can randomly assign numbers. but do you think I used any such thing to draw names for the blogger swap? of course not. I wrote out numbers 1 through 68 on a piece of copy paper, then cut them into little squares and put them in mason jars. (the mason jar with very few is the canada jar) I then went down the list on my good ol' legal pad and drew numbers from the jar as I went. brilliant. not exactly high tech and possibly not the most efficient way to go, but very satisfying for this list-maker.
I am now off to start the long process of emailing each of you lovelies to let you know who you got.
a funny little story: after all was said and done and I'd called on a friend to fill in a needed spot, I ended up drawing my name for her (she was the last on the list, I was the first). what are the chances!? (don't answer that- I do realize it is one in 68) she is one of only two people in this who shebang that I actually know in person. so, I called upon Mike to call out a random number and did a little switch-a-roo. which, to be honest, wasn't so easy because she makes some amazing things, this friend of mine. in fact we were all practically fighting over her goods at the last swap here at my house. but in the end, I figured it'd be most fun for everyone to both give to and receive from someone they don't actually know.
let's use this post as a place to leave a comment linking back to your own blog letting us know how the swap is going for you- be it on the giving (or making and prepping to give) or receiving end (I personally think it'd be pretty fun seeing pictures of all of ya'll and your goodies). I think it'd be fun for everyone to not know who is sending them a package until they receive it, so if you can stick with that and not let the cat(s) out of the bag(s), great.
off to start that emailing~