Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Christmas Swap Goodies

Merry Christmas to me!!!! As you all know I hosted a Christmas swap last month. My first partner was Kim from Simple Needs. I have to tell her I am very sorry I did not get this posted sooner as I didn't find it on my porch until Sunday morning then worked yesterday and had a Christmas choir concert last night. I worked until late on Saturday night and of course no one else in my family noticed there was a box sitting next to my front door. GRRRR... and it rained all night and I don't have a porch. I just happened to walk outside Sunday morning to check the weather and lo and behold a box. I brought it in and tore into it. The individually wrapped presents just kept coming. Kim really spoiled me. She also knows my taste well.

So check out how lucky I was....

The first part of the swap was to send one yard on fabric to our partner. Kim made me this fabulous colonial inspired doll. Her dress is the fabric I sent and Kim added a beautiful black cape a wreath to her. I think she will be going on top of my tree when I get off of the computer.

Next was this ditty bag filled with provisions I would need before my Mother could get to me riding on the wagon train. LOL I know you are all thinking what the heck???? In this ditty bag was some buttons,a thimble, wool, pipe tobacco, and thread and a note that Kim came up with that sounds like it was written in the 1800s from a Mother to her Daughter. Great idea KIM!!!! Then of course the birds made from my fabric. I don't have any of these so these were a fabulous choice to put on my shelves.

Next was a Goodwill find redo... LOVE the shelf!!!!

Next was also the fabric I sent as a background for this awesome stitchery... a these warm gloves with snowflakes stitched on wool then stitched to the gloves. I don't know whether to wear them or decorate with them they are so cute!!!!

The last part was a free for all... And boy did Kim nail my tastes on this!!!! She also sent me a Christmas CD Joy To The World a Reader's Digest Series which I forgot to take a picture of because as soon as I got it out of the box it went into the CD player.

Kim also sent me a recipe for biscuits that Steve keeps bugging me to make. He says they sound delicious. I'll let you know how they turn out. LOL

Now can you tell why I was so spoiled? So Thank You Kim I LOVE everything.

Now off to work I just got called in on my vacation day.
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simple~needs said...

so glad you liked everything!! :)
there is a little flicker candle that goes on the shelf. i hope you found it in the box.
i hope you host more swaps like this; it was alot of fun!

Terri said...

You ladies are both sooo talented :)

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

What a wonderful swap!! Love the special touches Kim put on everything!!

Pam said...

Great swap goodies...you were spoiled! Prim swaps are so much fun!

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

What a wonderful swap!!
I love all your new goodies!!

basketsnprims said...

Love all your goodies, Mary!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love the colonial doll, Kim sure did spoil you:)

Tina said...

A wow, such creative goodies.

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Those were some wonderful goodies you got!! But I have seen the ones you sent to people and you gave just as great!!! Well I hope you get some time to relax this Christmas season!!:0)

Farm Field Primitives said...

I will say you are spoiled. Wow!!! I love it all. Have a very Merry Christmas.

UPON A HILL said...

You received some really great goodies! Love everything!

Merry Christmas~Kim

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

WOW- you made out, girl! :)
Kim sent you some wonderful things!