Friday, January 29, 2016

Book and Cuppa Received!

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The past couple of weeks have been filled with a lot of coughing, wheezing, and general not-feeling-up-to-snuff.  My activity as been going from bed to recliner and back again. Which is a bad thing when it comes to getting a swap package out.  Mine, sadly, is finally going out today.  (There might be a little extra since I was delayed in getting it out.)

But I received this lusciousness in the mail yesterday afternoon.


I was partnered with Beth Ann at It's Just Life.  I had a giggle the first time I looked at her site, because she is from North Carolina!  And leads an exciting, well-traveled, life.  I do have to admit when I saw the box on the front porch, it is from KnitPicks.  My little fiber nerves just sang, thinking I had yarn!  (So she must knit too!!) But upon opening, there were these goodies.  Her box was a little delayed due to being snowed in the past weekend from the winter storm.  And since North Carolina only as one man and a snow shovel, it takes a while to get unstuck.  Which worked out well, since I was under the weather myself in another way.

Texter wanted to dive right in, but had to advise her "it's mine"!  


A wonderful quilt book which will be my reading in bed for the next few days.  And to carry around with me, too, and read. I had looked at it several times and wanted it as a EPP (English Paper Piecing) reference guide too.  A great book mark and coaster (the coaster being currently in use).  A bright red mug with all things sewing on it.  Can I tell everyone, MY MUG!  A bag of Cafe Au Chocolate coffee (my weekend treat now) and a bar of dark chocolate (yummy).  The coffee I can't wait to try out.  I am imagining the aroma when it brews.  What a great way to start a Sunday morning.  And when the weather is better, the front porch, a book and the coffee.

This is my third swap with Chaotic Goddess team and I have not been disappointed in the least.  I have met three lovely women and had the fun of putting together three gift boxes.  What is interesting is two of the three are close to my age (should I say, not in their 20's young?).  All three are readers and have interesting blogs to explore.  I keep following, even after the swap is over, just because they are so much fun.  If you haven't done a swap before, the ladies at Chaotic Goddess are the ones to try and get your feet wet.

Now to drop off my box!

6 comments:

  1. Your partner picked the perfect mug for you - I love how it ties in with your book. I've always wanted to learn how to sew, knit, crochet...something where I can make cute usuable things by hand.

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  2. What a great package and I agree that we meet the nicest people through these swaps. After all, I met you through the last swap I did.

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  3. What a nice package from your swap partner. The mug is perfect for you! I'm linking from CG Swaps.

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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  4. Fun! I've never seen Barnie's Coffee Kitchen brand before. Cafe au Chocolat sounds delish and new brands are always so fun to try!

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  5. I am so glad you liked your goodies. Now for me to get home so I can finally open your box!!! I know I will love it!

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  6. I hope you're finally feeling better! That sounds miserable to go through, especially in cold weather. But I love that package! Very sewing-oriented, and of course chocolate makes everything better. :)
    Thanks for joining us for the swap!

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