Thursday, December 20, 2007

Swappy Wonderland

Many of you are involved in the Sweet Goodness Holiday Sister Swap. Lucy and I had high hopes for this one. We wanted to bring people together to get to know each other and become friends. I hope we've achieved that! We'll be requesting feedback from our swappers soon to see if we should make this swap an annual event. So please, if you participated, check with Sweet Goodness soon and give us your opinion or leave myself or Lucy a comment on our blogs.

As you know, Breanna was my swap sister. Do you know she only lives 2 hours away from me? We are hoping for a spring time meeting perhaps at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market. Breanna and her husband are going to become foster parents in 2008. They already have three wonderful children of their own but are ready to open their home to more children who really need a family's love and support. Breanna cares about the environment, gives to charity and encourages others to do so, too. Breanna is becoming a great knitter! Breanna keeps chickens and once had a bear IN HER YARD. Breanna has been the most wonderful swap sister and I hope we'll stay in touch and continue our friendship.

My December Swap Sister package from Ms. Graceful Designs herself:

Look at the goods! Does she know me or what? Dark chocolate, yummy recipes, tea, vintage tatting needles and tiny vintage baby, a sweet embroidered apron, flour sack towels and the adorable matroshka fabric I've been oogling forever!

She also sent me ANOTHER vintage Etude magazine, this one from Christmas 1921 and a sweet Irving Berlin piece. I think I'm going to frame that one and keep the Christmas music to decorate with.

And now, are you ready for this?

Isn't it the sweetest?? The recipe cards were tucked inside (what a clever holder for them!) I love this, it's perfect for my decor! I'm thinking of attaching a big ribbon and hanging it on my door, perhaps inside a wreath?? Oh I could go on.

So thank you Breanna! Not only for this fabulous swap package (and the one in October and the one in November) but for being my friend and letting me get to know you.


I am hoping to post tomorrow, too. I also received a lovely surprise holiday package with the most to die for ribbon brooch from Heidi. I MUST show you. I love it! I've been truly touched this week by the kindness of my bloggin' sisters.



Unknown said...

I love that sheet music! How beautiful. And that ice skate--Oh MY GOSH. I am in awe of Breanna's creativity! That would look SO adorable hanging on your door, with or without a wreath! Wow. I am IN LOVE with it! Hmm, I'm going to have to file that idea away for next year!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Wow wow wow! What wonderful stuff! I really need to start getting in on more of these swaps. So much talent out in blogland!!!! ((((hugs and Merry Christmas!!!)))) Jenny :-)

Jodi Ohl said...

Oh my goodness--I love love love your package, especially the holder. That is the most clever idea I've seen!!!!! Yeah for you and great job Breanna!!! She is a sweetie, with the biggest heart!

Have a great week with your fam!

Robin said...

Oh my gosh! I just bought a pair of childs ice skates last night (at the thrift store) to shab up a little and use for winter decorating! I love the way she decoupaged the skate! Merry Christmas!


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