Saturday, August 31, 2013

Another package sent yesterday!

Just a couple quick shots of the apron and another goody I included in my package.  She should be receiving on Tuesday.....because of Labor Day!!    The flower is a pin she can also wear - if she wants!  Thanks Shawnee for all you do.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Here are just a few pictures of what I sent to my Favorite Things Swap Partner. She should have received that box on Wednesday!! Had lots of fun gathering up all my favorite things for her. I had to share with everyone else!!

Time to Mail

Hey girls -- This is a fast one!  Your boxes should be in the mail by today (yesterday, really).  Please send me a quick email with your delivery confirmation number.

If you haven't yet, snap a sneaky picture of what you're sending and send that, too.  I will post it here for you!!

Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, August 25, 2013

I love to lose myself in a good love story.

Post Sneak Peeks!


Let's see some pictures!  Your partners are secret and WE WANNA SEE.  What are your favorite things??

National Tie One On Day

Hi everyone! Thought I share this with all you apron lovers.
It's an awesome way of giving thanks! Visit National Tie One On Day for more details.
Happy Sewing!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Dilly Gets an Apron Too

Dilly in her mini apron sneak preview.  She hasn't had her coffee yet.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Halloween swap....

Just a little info that I am hosting my 5th Annual Halloween swap!  Click HERE if interested!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wow, wow -- Newbie Done Good

And we're off!  The swapping has begun!

I paired myself with Freshman swapper Sarah J and She Has Earned Her Spot!!  Check out to how send a perfect packet in three easy steps:

Step One:  Wrap the package in cute paper so it looks special.  THIS box says, "Open Me NOW"

Step Two:  Use fancy tissue paper for that extra special touch inside.  Include a handwritten note that explains WHY you sent these particular "Favorite Things"

Step Three:  Tuck in an assortment of goodies that, while not expensive, have meaning and are useful

Her wonderful note outlined everything that I received:
1 & 2:  A Maryland tin (my new friend Sara's home state) stuffed with coffee and tasty teas
3: A wine cozy "Woozle to keep my glass at proper temp
4: Package of Micro Greens that she says are effortless to grow
5: Greek Seasoning mix
6: A mini travel journal with monarch butterflies for us list makers
7: Clove gum to keep the bad breath monsters away!!

Thank you Sarah!!  Keep an eye out for YOUR box soon!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Working on matches .... tick tock

I'm checking in with a couple of new swappers --- I will be sending matches soon!!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Favorite Things Swap

Woo-hoo, the majority has spoken!! Our next swap will be a "Favorite Things" Swap! It's time for the happy mail, as my friends would say. 

Favorite Things Swap
Deadline to Enter:  August 12, 2013
Mail Between:  August 19 to 29, 2013**

SORRY Registration CLOSED
then comment below with a link to your blog!  Grab the image, too!!

Gather at least THREE of your Favorite Things, and include little notes as to why you love them (aprons are optional this time - but I know you want to give one).  MINIMUM package value of $20 before postage. (See "fine print" below)  And cute packaging is VERY important.  =)

Here are a few of MY favorite things (which you may or may not get from me if you're my partner; but for example):

The BEST Egg Timer in the world (you put it in the boiling water with the eggs),
available at Crate and Barrel $4.95

My favorite crochet magazine, Interweave Crochet (I'd include a little something I'd made for a non-crocheter)  $6.99 (but I'd buy w a 40% off coupon)

Yummy Extra Sugarfree Gum Dessert Delights, Key Lime Pie $1.50

Mini USB Car Charger $10 because you can never have enough chargers

As you can see, the possibilities are endless!!

This is intended to be a US only swap -- if two bloggers from the same country wish to swap, I can work with that but no guarantees about participating. International swaps have been the hardest to finalize - sorry!!!  

Can't wait to see who wants to play along! Be sure to invite former swappers to join again, or invite a new friend you would feel good about recommending. 

 Important: If you are participating, PLEASE send your partner their package. There is nothing worse than putting effort into something and getting nothing in return. 


The Fine Print: 
By signing up for this Swap, you agree to the following: 
1. To reply to my assignment email within 48 hours, acknowledging receipt of your partner and letting me know you're still playing . 
2. To remain anonymous; if you need to ask your partner a question, send a message through me or use a secret email account that does not have your real name attached (test it first). I MAY be announcing partners early, so "anonymous" might become a moot point -- still trying to decide that one. 
 3. Seniors: To mail your package no sooner than August 19 and no later than August 29, 2013, using USPS (post office). If you are partnered with a Freshman, do mail until you've RECEIVED your box.
Freshmen: Mail your package BEFORE August 19, 2013.
EVERYONE: You agree to ship USPS Two-day Priority with Delivery Confirmation or other tracking, and to email me the tracking number so I know you have met your mailing commitment. 

 4. To email me when you have received your package, and to copy me on your thank you email to your partner who worked so hard on your goodie box. 
 5. To have fun! All participants will be invited to author on the Swap Blog and able to post pictures of project-in-progress, comments and giveaways here, as well as on their own blogs. The more the merrier!

**AGAIN for this swap I will be using something that I heard about over on Ravelry (come be my friend there, I'm CrochetCupcake). We will have Freshman and Senior Swappers. You are a "Senior" if you have successfully swapped with Shawnee before (mailed on time, met notice requirements, etc.). You need to check "Freshman" during registration if you've never swapped here before or if you missed the mailing deadlines or other requirements in your last swap. New (Freshman) swappers will have to ship early, so plan accordingly.(Maximum five new/"Freshman" swappers; number may be raised if a large number of Senior Swappers who will accept a Frosh partner register.)