I recently held a swap of napkins for a bunch of creative ladies, to use in our art making. Napkins flew in from all corners of Australia & over the weekend I set about dividing them all up & sharing them all out.
I will admit to my brain feeling a tiny bit frazzled as I forgot what everyone had in the first place & amongst who they should be shared. But luckily I took photos of each persons napkins sent in and after one or two consults of my photo library I managed to mostly sort myself out.
Hopefully most people in the swap got different napkins for the majority of what they got back, if not all different. There were some large numbers of multiples sent in [which was totally ok] so there were a few times where I had so many that I had to send back at least one or two of those to where they came from just so there was enough variety in all the napkins sets being posted back. If that makes sense?
I also wrote down the quantity of what everyone sent in, which was different for everyone so had to make sure that each person got back that same amount. At one point I got lost but think I managed to get it right in the end.
To top it off, a few lovely people sent extra napkins, cards & other goodies just for me and I then I got all confused who those kind souls were! Thank you so much for those little pressies. Very sweet of you!!!! As a thank you from me, I've added some extra napkins for everyone from my personal collection.
Gee, my organisational skills used to be pretty whiz bang PC [pre children] but things have changed somewhat! Logistics used to be my game but for this exercise I had to consciously plug in my brain [the thinking part] and take out the automatic pilot chip so that I could make it work. Don't anyone sign me up to organise the local chook raffle anytime soon. I'm not yet recovered.
I'm sure I made it way harder than it needed to be. Anyway, all done. I made it! Yay!
Hope everyone likes their new & varied stash.
Thank you so much to all those that took part! I just may do another one later in the year!