Unfortunately, with swaps sometimes you have people who can't follow through for whatever reason. The partner I originally gave to Jo-Anne from The Carter Clan did not have a blog and I only had an email address to contact her. We both tried and for whatever reason we couldn't get a response back, so Jo-Anne and I decided we would do the swap between us. We had talked last year about doing a swap between us, but things in my life got hectic and we never did. I am a long time admirer of Jo-Anne's fabulous quilts and was so excited to do this swap with her. She told me I didn't have to, but are you kidding a chance to get something made by her!!! I already have some awesome earrings from her she sent me last year. I just knew I wouldn't be disappointed. Secretly I was hoping she would make me something quilted, but I didn't tell her that. LOL. She asked me what I would like and of course I couldn't lie... I told her table runners or place mats hoping she'd get the picture. LOL. I'm going to tell you she is sharp as a tack!!!!
Anyway, I walked out to my mail box today and lo and behold.... this is what it looked like. The mail. person put a plastic bag over the end and left it sticking out of my box. I'm glad no one stole it before I got out there.
I could hardly wait to open the package... Well this is what I found...
Now on to the good stuff. I THINK this is the Goodwill find. Not sure because it looks brand new and awesome!!!! Can't wait to hang it on my peg rack.
Next was this fabulous sign, post it notes,(I think she's trying to tell me I'm to busy and that I need to write stuff down so I don't forget. LOL I don't know how she knew that.) and the little ornie. She also sent me another gift when she sent me her fabric, but I can't show you because Steve took it to use for me.
Now on to the most amazing gift. I am just so excited. I wish you could be here because I can't type fast enough to tell and show you what she made for me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. I wish you could see the quilting close up. I can't wait to use the table runner on my dining room table and the small quilt on my end table. I am so excited I'm giddy. Oh and the caramel corn YUMMY!!!! She also sent me the recipe to make it.
It's hard to tell but I sent her tan, green, blue, and white fabric fat quarters. She did such an amazing job and even added fabric to it to finish it.
Jo-Anne thank you so much for everything. I LOVE it all!!!! You have been such an amazing friend with words of wisdom and strong faith since we first "met" in blogland over a year ago. I appreciate your emails and help with my many projects. You are a wonderful person I am so glad we met.
I went to Goodwill yesterday, but that will be another post. I don't want to compete with these amazing presents. I found some goodies though. Lots of make over potential.