Thursday, October 25, 2007

Swap packages at my door!

I have gotten a couple of swap packages in the mail in the last few days.
Jenn is my partner for the Mystery Theme Swap. It is straight across swap and she seems to have it together more than I do. I got my box from her the other day and I am not even done putting hers altogether, much less taking it off to the post office! She works full time and goes to law school to boot! What is it they say about if you want something done, ask a busy person?

The deal with this swap was to list three items or themes for the partner to work with. Jenn was able to interweave several of my themes and other information we shared over emails in a really amazing way! She used an Italian theme for me because I told her about Hubband's and my vacation there a couple of years ago. She sent me Italian Roast coffee that I have already used in my press style travel mug a couple of times, some chocolate covered coffee beans (always yummy!) some Shepard's sock yarn in the "Gold Hill" colorway because "Tuscany has rolling golden hills, and those colors reminded me of the sunsets in Italy" (way cool as I have been wanting to try Lorna's sock yarn!), a cute sheep measuring tape, sock needles and a sock pattern. She chose the Giotto pattern by Anna Bell.

She also sent me some information about Giotto, a Florentine painter and architect to go with the pattern. You can read the same information she sent me here. She also set me a print-out of his "Flight to Egypt". I hope I can do as good of a job on her box as she did on mine!

The second box revealed Stephanie as my Super Secret Spoiler from the FIADS. She sent me a very cool Jack-O-Lantern face dish cloth as well as some other fun treats. She made the two bars soap she sent as well as the two soy-based candles. Both the soap and candles have coffee in them! She also sent yarn, candy, and bubble-wrap for Oribel.
(No picture of the bubble-wrap in action as it won't hold still long enough!)
What a great Dish Cloth Swap package! All that hand-made goodness plus the up-dated blog look! Thanks so much for your hard work!


Stephanie Davies said...

LOL My first comment as me!! Thank you SO much for your kind and wonderful compliments ~blush~ I really had fun making your swap items!! And I TRULY had the absolute best time being your spoiler :D I was happy to make a new blog design for you...and it looks FANTASTIC on your blog!! Thank you so much for being such a great swap partner! Consider me a permanent reader of your blog ;)

Bubblesknits said...

Those look like some super packages! It's always nice to have someone spoil us that thoroughly. :-) And your blog does look beautiful!

dee said...

The Mystery Swap package is brillant - I love seeing what other people have picked as their theme and also what their partner did with the theme.

TeaMouse said...

What a great package for you - and you deserve it too, what a wonderful package you sent to me. Of course I had to share it with everyone on my blog. I had a ton of fun posting pictures of all the cool things you sent me. I even nominated you for the best swap partner...good luck!

Knitting Mama said...

What awesome goodies! I have the sheep tape measure and LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

How do you make candles out of soy?

Jenn said...

It was such fun to put the package together for you! This was my first swap and I was awfully nervous about doing it "right". So, I'm glad that you like it (and the coffee). Looking forward to finding out my theme! :) Talk to you soon.