Monday, October 1, 2012

Autumn Swap Goodies

Last Wednesday was a happy day for me. I received my Autumn Swap package from Amanda at Crafty in the Med. We were chosen as swap partners for this post at Blueberry Heart. I was thrilled that Amanda was my partner as she was one of the first people to follow me and has been a great source of encouragement.

The theme of our swaps was Autumn as you can tell from the name. Amanda lives in Spain and I have waited not quite patiently for my package. I made it to the mail truck in record time when she blew her horn Wednesday. I couldn't wait to open the package and oh my, what great and sweet goodies were in there. Pictures? did I hear you say you wanted pictures? Well alrighty then:

What a chock full package. It was like a treasure hunt seeing each new thing, examining them and reading the notes Amanda wrote. She did much better than I did as I forgot to explain anything. She wrote notes about some of the items which made them all the more meaningful. I've learned a great lesson about swaps. These all made me smile and made me so happy.

This made me so very, very happy. I have been reading a lot of posts where sea stones have been gathered and then crochet covers made for them. I have actually lusted wanted one so badly and was trying to decide where would be a good location to try to find one. Then I get this one in my package with a lovely note about where this sea pebble came from. This is so very special to me and sits on my desk where I can see it everyday.

And then there was this sweet, lovely beanie. So cute and so soft and oh so warm for this winter. As I told Amanda, I'm not much into hats as I don't feel like I look good in them. But I adore this beanie and will definitely wear it as the weather cools. All my favorite autumn colors and leaves blowing around it. Is that not the sweetest thing?

And finally, one more photo. My daughter and son-in-law were here this weekend and Abby loved the beanie and said I looked great in it so I asked her to take a photo of me wearing it. I wasn't sure so I'll let you be the judge. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Amanda. I loved opening the package and seeing the wonderful things inside. It was like Christmas and I felt so special. I know I missed talking about some of the thinks but each one is treasured and loved.

As always, thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day wherever you might be.



  1. Fantastic autumn swap goodies Sharon! I posted my parcel off to my swap pal yesterday.I have learned a lot too and might be a bit more inventive in future!!

  2. What a great swap! Enjoy your goodies! Ada :)

  3. Now that is one awesome swop package! What fun !!!

    And you do look lovely in the hat :D

  4. What a great package to get in the post. You are definitely a very lucky lady. And the beanie looks great on you too. A must for the winter weather.

  5. Great swap. Your new follower n liking your posts v much.

    1. Thank you, Rajeswari, for being a new follower. I also checked out your blog and am following it. I hope you enjoy my little corner of the world and my chatterings about it.


  6. Hello there

    The Beanie looks very well on you better than it did on me when I was trying it for size. I hope you find it useful.
    I've just posted my pics on your swap parcel on my blog and proud to display them too. thank you so very much!

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  7. Wow, you really cleaned up! And you do look good in the beanie. :)