Thursday, May 26, 2011
You may remember from my post that the tuck-ins for this swap were to correlate with our initials. My initials just happen to be the one word I would use to describe myself .... A.S.S. If I were sending a package for someone with those initials, I think I would have had to send monogrammed toilet paper. But my partner was so sweet - she sent some appliques, stamps, stationary, and an artichoke & spinach dip mix. The best, though, and the one that my kids enjoyed the most, was an Ukrainian apple cake recipe dedicated to Valera (an orphan we hosted last Christmas and are in the process of adopting). I've already made it and it was DELICIOUS!
Thanks, partner, I LOVE my apron and I've already used it so much!!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
It seems that the apron swap package that I was to receive has disappeared. Shawnee let me know that the delivery confirmation said it had been delivered to me but it is no where to be found! I live in a very quiet court and know all of my neighbors so I don't think any of them would walk off with my package. I've scoured the plants and bushes and looked all around my front porch hoping that somehow the package would be found. I even went door to door asking my neighbors if they had happened to see a package delivered on my doorstep or someone removing one. Unfortunately it has gone "missing" and I will never know what the package contained. The funny thing is that I was home all day long the day the delivery confirmation says it was delivered. My little Chewbacca usually notifies me if anyone dare steps on the porch and I don't remember him barking at all that day.
Do we have any CSI investigators out here in our little Apron Swap World? If I had Nancy Drew's phone number I would hire her to look into the Case of the Missing Apron!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I went to Quilt Market and was gone for about 10 days. When I got home late Thursday night, I found my Apron package from Bree. I love the fabric and the tuck-ins are wonderful.
Since I don't have Bree's email address, I hope she will see this. Thank you so much!
Friday, May 20, 2011
The Distracted Domestic: Ruffle/Gather Tutorial: "I know what you're saying.......'Another one? Aren't there a million out there already?' Well, I can't say that I have seen this one out the..."
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
One week ago I opened my package from my swap partner Kerry, and once again, I was blown away with her creativity and well, just plain awesomeness!!!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
She also sent a cute mug and saucer, candles and a great recipe book from California.
I just loved everythign she sent!
thank you so much!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
I'm working through emails but if you HAVEN'T received your apron yet, if you'd comment here it would make my job a little easier. Spring is a busy time for me, which is why I'm just coordinating and not swapping this round (for the first time ever).
Such amazing aprons. I have one more fun prize to give away and will announce that soon.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
First off, this was such a welcome surprise! I have had a bunch of bad days lately so this just BRIGHTENED up my day! This apron is sunny and cute and just what I needed! My initials are: J. V. P. and so I received a jar of candy for "J", a Veggie peeler for "V" and Pot holders for "P" plus an extra...a cute pack of recipe cards! Thank you so much Tammy for the lovely package and the time it took to make this cute apron for me! I truly appreciate it. With me are my grandkids, Kiana and Tommy holding the tuck-ins to help me show off everything! Again, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Monday, May 9, 2011
This very cute apron that has embroidery on it says...Think of me as a Fabulous Challenge!! Cute right? I received a super flower spatula, some beautiful earrings and necklace set, a Mom's plan it Kitchen Reminder Notes set!!, a book of Paula Deen's Kitchen Wisdom and Recipe Journal!!!!!!
Also included in the book was a card to someone named Jackie Shubert?!?! Not me, so I hope my partner named M A Gillispie, are you Mary Ann?, will contact me!! I do not have an email address for you, so please contact me at mailto:email@example.com, Comment on one of my postings at http://www.jen-saia.blogspot.com/ , to reach me, and I will send the letter and book, if it was not meant for me, to Jackie for you!! Sure hope it wasn't a Mother's Day card.
If I wasn't suppose to get the book by Paula Deen, just let me know. I had a hard time dis-syfering the tuck ins for my initials!!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
I received mine from Connie. She included all kinds of goodies. Fabric squares, canning lids, candle, grocery sack, watering can which will help when I water my orchids, dish clothes and shopping list and notebook. Thank you for a ewonderful swap and the apron is really nice.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
A big shout out and thank you to Becca from Turtles in North Dakota. I love my apron and the goodies are divine..She was so kind to include a few ‘grandma’ items. My first grandchild, a girl, is due in about 3 weeks and we are over the moon excited to finally meet baby Grace. Anyway, here are a few pictures of the goodies that sweet Becca sent to me!
Everything was so nicely wrapped!
A brag book, my very first!
Some beautiful flannel burp cloths and a huge reversible receiving blanket, so soft!
Check out this sweet bunny!
And a kitchen towel for me, so pretty and springy!
and of course, this way cuuuuute apron, love the style, I can tell I will be wearing this one a lot!
Thank you so much Becca! I love belonging to this swap group, what a wonderful bunch you all are, and talented too!
Friday, May 6, 2011
Thank you AMY (I don't have your email address, but you are getting a card in the mail soon). You are awesome and the swap package totally made my day!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Keep those pics a coming!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
My apron came in the mail yesterday from Kirsty in Oregon. I got a gardening apron and a sun visor. I added pictures that I took. My husband said that the one where I wore the sun visor I am looking very elvish, what do you guys think?
My tuck-ins were B- a cute little lady-bug to hang on one of my pots, A- aroma therapy goodies and the Y- were some "yummy cookies".
Thanks Kirsty, I loved it all. I grew up in Seattle but migrated to TX when I was 20, so we are close with Oregon and Washington being next to each other. You said you were from England but living here now and my brother is from here but living in England now.
I also got my partner's apron sent today. No sneak peak pictures right now, but there is some crocheting, a bright grocery sack, something to record notes on, and some other goodies. Hope she likes it.
Monday, May 2, 2011
How did she know I had pierced ears? I love earrings, so the handmade little dangled ones are perfect! She wrapped everything in this soft and beautiful tissue paper and the earrings were wrapped in a glittery white bag and tied with a satin ribbon.
Where she found the things to match, I have no idea, but she sent me a spring butterfly list pad (oh she must know I love organization) and I am tossing the desert list into the back of the drawer and putting this beautiful one on my fridge!
She found these adorable little hostess or finger towels and I took them right away and put them in my bathroom, they match the walls purrrrrrfectly and it is nice to have something feminine in my little corner!
She also sent me a beautiful mug rug that my husband is so thankful for because when we eat ice cream, my hands get so cold, now he says I have something to keep my hands warm and his as well.
Thank you so much Karen, I am amazed at how kind you are!
Here is the apron, both sides & I love it!
The front has these delicious pockets and is going to be so much fun and I can take it out in the garden or use it in the kitchen!
I am always so blown away by the creativity and generousity of strangers! Look at the lovely apron and tuck-ins I recieved from Janice (aka Beadgirl)! She even appliqued those red flowers on the front of the apron to co-ordinate with my kitchen colors and she must have read some of my blog to know that I love roosters :) Thanks so much Janice and Thanks to Shawnee for hosting another wonderful swap!
It is Soooo me:)
Pink & Brown with Cupcakes! Woo Wooo
& Reversible too.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
So here it is, May, and I still have my poor partner's box sitting in my car. I promise partner - I will mail it on the morrow. Don't hate me.
One of the smaller tuck-ins is wrapped in a WalMart bag inside the wrapper because I would worry it would spill and ruin everything.
I can tell you the pink and glitter on the apron will match on of her tuck-ins perfectly.
I can tell you if she doesn't live in tornado alley, she lives pretty close to it. It shouldn't snow this time of the year where she lives and it is pretty famous for its BBQ.
That is enough hints for now, I hope she shares her package when it arrives and it will be going in the mail tomorrow as I let time slip away from me on this one!
I just love apron swaps & seeing how creative everyone is and wishing everyone realized how creative and wonderful they all are. I have never ever once not loved an apron I received.
Have a blessed Sunday!