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!