Monday, November 25, 2013

6,272 Kate Spain Charms

That is how many charms I have handled in the past week.
56 swap spots x 112 charms each = 6,272 charms
I took a few pictures along the way to share with you.
Here are all the packages that arrived.
When it came time to sort them, I had some help. Sunshine had a blast emptying each envelope.
I stacked them all up to see how it they'd look. Isn't this a pretty site?

So what does 6,272 charms look like?
Well....here you go.
112 stacks of charms each containing 56 pieces.
It is a good thing that I have a big dining room table.

I love this view. Ahhh the possibilities this vision evokes!
After this last group picture, they were sorted into 56 piles of 112 charms each, packaged and then sealed in their return envelopes, ready to fly back to their new owners. Sunshine and Jammer helped with that too and they did a great job. The final batch was dropped off at the post office this morning.
It took me a couple more days than I thought it would to get them all ready to mail but while I was doing it, I was able to formulate a better plan for the whole process go quicker for Round 2 in the spring.
My charms already are planned for a project (two actually) but I need a solid to coordinate for both so I set them all together so that I could get a good overall view of the colors.

You likey?
I do!
Unfortunately I have a few deadline projects to get done before I get to play with these beauties so I'll just enjoy the picture for now.

Thank you to all who participated. I truly enjoyed organizing this swap and am looking forward to hosting Round 2 sometime around March once Daydreams arrives in stores.

20 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. Oooh... I can't wait to get mine! Thanks for the pictures.... and for all your hard work!

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  2. Yummiest charms! Maybe next time I can join the fun!

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  3. Received mine just now! Yay! So many possibilities, not sure what I am going to make yet...
    Thank you for taking this on!!!

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  4. Love seeing the charms on your table! A quilted table!

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  5. Oh yum! I will watch for round 2 as I love her lines.

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  6. Yippee!! BTW, sent you a card this morning!

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  7. I got mine today. Thank Sunshine and Jammer for me! They look amazing all over your dining room and I love how you arranged them.

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  8. WOW!!!! THAT is a lot!!!!!!!! I love that you let your little ones unpack the mail!!!! (I need to get on your swap list!!)

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  9. I received mine today too and they are gorgeous. Thanks so much for all of your work in putting this together.

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  10. Super excited to have these coming my way -- can't wait for the spring round, esp since i found some of the older KS fabrics at one of my local shops to help fill in the spots that we missed this round

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  11. Ahhhmazing. Love seeing them all in color order!

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  12. Michele, your photos are totally amazing!! WOW! Thank you so much for organizing such a fun swap and for all your time, care and enthusiasm! xo

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  13. Got mine yesterday - thank you so much for hosting! They look so yummy!

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  14. I have already started to make some blocks out of my charms. I was so surprised to see all of your pictures. What a lot of work it is to sort through all of those charms! Thanks again, for hosting this charm swap. I enjoyed looking at the fabrics on Flickr and you are just amazing!

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  15. I love sorting the charms! You see so many fun fabric combinations! Looks like a successful swap, sorry I missed out. Let me know if you do another round :)

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  16. Gorgeous! I love your final picture! Unfortunately I will have to wait to see mine. They will probably arrive while we are not around. LOL But I have way too many things on my plate as it is, I would be too tempted to start a new project,

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  17. How Gorgeous!! How do we get in on the next round? :)

    I'm happy I wasn't the one organising ... cos I'm not totally sure I could have sent them all on! ;) haha!

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  18. We certainly liked her blue colorways didn't we?! I'm still petting mine ;o) Thank you again for being an awesome swap mama!!!

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