I was surfing blogs one day and happened upon Cheryl's blog, Gone Stitchin'. I'm so glad I did! Cheryl is one busy - and creative - lady who lives in Australia. Her "thing" is organizing swaps. All kinds of swaps. I hadn't done a swap in quite a while so I signed up for her Initial Heart Swap. She gave us the name of the person we were to make something for and it had to include their initial.
This is what I did for the initials. I sent the panel to her along with some other things to sweeten the pot. Including some "made in Colorado" Valentine candy. She received it this week and seemed to be really happy with it. Whew!!!! Are you like I am? Afraid someone won't like something? I try to make something that I would like to receive and that usually works.
Now, here is what I got! I was just so thrilled. The gal that got my name took the time to look at my Scottie filled blog and look what she came up with!!! I've been wanting a journal for quite a while and this one is just PERFECT!!!!!!
She also sent along beautiful home-made glass-head beads that now have a home in my Scottie pin cushion. That rather large "pin" is a stilleto - the prettiest one I have seen!
Just so you think she was a bit shy on how much candy she sent, I ate most of it before I thought to take a picture. Tee Hee!!!
I'm going to really enjoy writing in my journal and will cherish the care and craftsmanship she took to make it so special!!! So two very good reasons for doing this swap - the friend I made who sent me a gift and the friend I made who I sent a gift to.
In my world, that's a win, win situation!