Friday, January 29, 2016

Book and Cuppa Received!


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!


  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.

  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.

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

    Ricki Jill

  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!

  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!

  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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