May Day swap? Those who participated were able to package up some emblem of spring--lilac-scented soap, crocheted flowers, paper butterflies, raspberry honey, seeds, etc.--and send it off to an eager recipient. The May Day swap was much like the ornament swap from December, only it was organized round robin-style (as compared to the ornament swap's partnerships).
Come May 1 (May Day), I had planned to showcase photos of everyone's gifts. However, after contacting many of the participants, I learned that nearly a third of them had yet to receive their packages! As a result, I have decided to postpone the showcase until Wednesday, May 15.
Admittedly, I am disappointed. There are such wonderful gifts that were mailed out, and I cannot wait to share them with everyone! There are so many beautiful, creative, lacy, pretty, floral, personalized items. However, I didn't want to post only a portion of the packages that were sent, and I didn't want anyone to feel left out. Furthermore, a lot of individuals are busy--with finals, with school, with work, with families, with illnesses. Those things need to come first. Always.
I apologize if anyone was looking forward to the post; I was, too. However, the May 15 deadline will give the post office enough time to deliver the remaining packages. (That said, if you're a swapper, please mail your package ASAP, if you haven't already! And if you have already received your box of May Day goodies, then I encourage you to send a photo or two my way. I can guarantee that I'll probably end up drooling over some sweet or fanciful thing you received.)
Thanks for your patience, everyone. I really appreciate it. And I really appreciate each and every person that joined the swap. I'm always amazed that so many people are interested in participating. Seeing so many people connect hits me "right in the feels." If I could--as a thank-you--I would mail all 45 of you a basket of warm, fuzzy, adorable kittens. (Or puppies, if you're a dog person.)