Monday, November 22, 2010
Another Box of Swap Goodies Came!
I participated in a swap that Parsley over at Seasons of my Mind was hosting. This was a really fun swap to do as you got to pick which theme you wanted. Fall/Thanksgiving or Christmas/Winter. I picked Christmas as I go straight from Halloween decorating right into Christmas....ok, so I confess, my halloween stuff stays out til mid December. That's when we get our fresh cut Christmas tree and the holiday online sales rush of orders has subsided a bit.
My swap came from Anne over at Phamily blog. Anne sent me the cutest lil apron that her friend Barb made. Anne picked out the fabric in Denver and sent it to her friend Barb in California. Barb apparently burned out 2 sewing machines whipping up the apron, and once finished she sent it back to Anne.
There was also a sweet handmade snowman ornie for my tree. Some yummy hot chocolate and cinnamon coffee and a new Christmas mug to drink it out of. My youngest, Ian tried to lay claim to the Lindor Truffles that Anne also included in the box. I told him to back away from the chocolate before he got hurt! LOL! And to top it off there was a box of candy canes. That will save me the trip of looking for them. Last year I had a hard time finding the peppermint ones. The stores had all those different flavored ones, but they just aren't candy canes to me.
I really love everything that Anne has sent and we have already sent emails back and forth. Cute story to make this swap even more memorable...Anne contacted me through my blog in a panic. Her hubby was in charge of getting the packages off and Anne thought he sent me the wrong things! She was in a panic, but alas, her hubby did good. He only forgot to include her hand written note to me. Anne is such a sweety for fretting so much over this...I don't know who would have been more surprised, me or the little child with cancer that the other package went to, who btw, would have looked very stylish in the new Christmas apron.
Anne, thank you again for everything. I will wear my apron as I make my family's Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday.
Be sure to stop over to Parsley's blog to check out the swap party we are having today.