Swimming in a sea of birds

Yep, still workin’ on that bird swap.

The hardest part for me was waiting for all the birds to come in–which took FOREVER!!  I never know when to cut the strings and say, “sorry, can’t wait any longer”.  Some never came, and I’ve heard no word. SO, on with the show.

The stats:
74 signed up
62 sets of birds received = 310 birds
plus few extra (thanks you!!) and my 5 = 329
from 10 different countries, incuding:
US, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Hungary, The Netherlands, Finland, Portugal and Belgium. See the map (not everyone has been added).

They have been swapped out and I am s-l-o-w-l-y packing them up for departure. That’s a snack bowl in the middle there. A girl needs her energy! The first batch heads out tomorrow.

I worked over the weekend too, so I completely forgot about my giveaway-DOH!

The winner is Sketchbook Maggie.  Please send me your snail-mail address so I can send that off to you.

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17 Responses to Swimming in a sea of birds

  1. vivy says:

    I like your blog is the first time I visit you. I’m not good with sewing, but I admire those who do good. greetings from argentina

  2. Michele C says:

    Good night! It’s almost frightening – the thought of dividing all of them up and sending them out. Thanks so much for coordinating it. I can’t wait to see what flies my way.

  3. Mary Jo says:

    Did I pay my shipping? i forgot.

  4. Cindy Ericsson says:

    That’s a lot of work! Thank you for taking this on — this was a really fun swap.

  5. Teresa says:

    Oh My – that’s a lot of work! Thank you so much!

  6. Wendy says:

    That’s quite a flock! Thanks for making it happen!

  7. kristie says:

    i greatly appreciate all of your hard work! that’s a LOT of birds.

  8. ELK says:

    wish I could help…it looks fun and overwhelming both!

  9. Jane Weston says:

    Wow – what a job mama bird ;o) Bet it was great getting all those lovely birds in the post…but just like any good mom, I guess you need to let your flock flee the nest ;o) (sorry…had to make that link)

  10. Paula says:

    HOlY BUCKETS~ that’s a lot of birds! And a lot of work for you. Thank you so much for hosting this fun swap and doing all the hard work. So excited to see who’s going to be flying around my house!

  11. Maribeth says:

    I am so sorry to have missed out on this swap! I’ll watch for another opportunity to join in! I enjoy you blog.

  12. Ellen says:

    Like your little nest, albeit a bit messy at the moment! 🙂 Wish I had joined up too.

  13. That is a lot of birds! 🙂 Good luck getting all those out.

  14. Lauri says:

    I’m reading about this bird swap everywhere, but of course, not until it was after the deadline to sign up. I love birds! (Actually, you’ll have to check out a couple that I just made recently.)

    Good thing I’m not in charge of this swap…I would have a really hard time sending these away. I would want to keep every one!

  15. tina says:

    Got my birds and they are all so magnificent!
    I am stunned at all the talent and care that went into each creation and all the care and time you put into this amazing Exchange.
    This has been so rewarding!

  16. Marieke says:

    Oh my goodness I’m totally impressed by this picture. What a job you had sorting out all those beautiful birds.

    I received my package today and I’m so impressed by the beauty and quality of each and every bird.

    Thank you so much for your hard work!

  17. Anja.Foard says:

    Dear Artist:
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