Good morning Friends ~ Today I want to share with you a sweet exerience I had by joining Stephanie and 191 other ladies for this event that Stephanie has put together and graciously oversees, joining women’s hearts in friendship. This is a lot of work, but a labor of love. This was my first time participating and I am thankful I did for I gained two new friends.
To see what other ladies recieved in the exchange click on the photo below to take you to Stephanie’s sweet blog and post about this lovely exchange.
I chose to be in a mug exchange, since that is what I use for my coffee or tea.
I was given Lynda’s name to send a pkg. to. I learned a little about her through email and also through her blog. Her favorite colors are fall colors. I made two tiny counted cross-stitched pieces as this is her favorite needlework to do. I then applied them to a heart and did some beadwork, etc. I also sent a bookmark I had made with silk ribbon embroidery, she’s a librarian.
You can see and read about her pkg. on her blog, “A Cozy Little Place for Stitching”.
Then I received my pkg. from Anne of ‘Stuff & Nonsense’.
Oh my goodness, what a delight her box of sweet goodies was. This came right around the time of Hurricane Matthew, so was a real blessing at that time. This was the wonderful little box that was inside the cardboard shipping box, inside were the goodies. Isn’t this beautiful?
Oh my, what sweet surprises awaited me inside the. A lovely mug covered in roses, two kinds of delicious teas, a sweet little bird that sits on the lip of a flowerpot, and oh my gosh a wonderfully scented bar of luxurious soap, plus a lovely journal shown further down in the photos.
This soap scent is ‘Fleur de Cotton’. I love scented soaps, and have been so disappointed with them. Well, I was NOT disappointed with this. The soap is also very luxurious. My little bathroom is scented with this lovely fragrance at all times. I googled this soap, and you can read about this company here. Needless to say, on visiting the site, I found other scents I want to try.
I did not want the little bird pot-sitter to get lost in my tropical jungle, so I set it on a lovely glass that is in my scullery window, where I see it every day and can think of my new friend Anne, found through this exchange. It goes well in this window with other little birds in my collection.
Also I was given this lovely journal, which spoke to my heart, with the encouraging words on the front and back covers and also with thoughts and scripture on the inside pages. I look forward to using this journal in 2017. I am writing in a journal now that is filled with thankfulness, thoughts, prayers, and scripture verses that have spoken to me this year. It is my journal to Jesus/God. I have another journal that is more of things happening around here, etc.
Thank you dear Anne for this lovely exchange. It truly blessed my heart, and I look forward to a growing friendship. I already feel close to you from our emails exhanged.
Dear Stephanie ~ Thank you for your time and effort of putting these exchanges together each time. I can’t even imagine trying to do something like this. You have a real gift and ministry in doing this.
That’s it for now. It’s time for some breakfast, then to get a move on for this glorious new day that I have been blessed with.
Have a great day yourselves ~ FlowerLady