Thursday, July 9, 2009

F.R.I.E.N.D.S - Swap Surprises!

I have had such an amazing day today! Enjoying the glorious sunny weather, having fun with my children, and then to top it all off really nicely, I received this parcel:

This parcel was sent to me by the lovely Lizzie from A House in the Country. Lizzie is my partner for the F.R.I.E.N.D.S swap hosted by Sew Prim Khris.

The idea was that each partner would create or gift an item, the name of which would begin with each letter making up the word FRIENDS. Seven gifts in total... and a fantastic opportunity to make a new friend and find out what makes them tick. :-)

I took these photos after each individual parcel was unwrapped... The pictures do the talking - literally!! :-)

Oh OK... I have to speak here!!! Isn't this needle case beautiful? Lizzie created it with her own fair hands! I LOVE IT!

It is unusual for me to be lost for words... but when I opened my parcel it took me some time to be able to find the right ones to thank Lizzie. I was overwhelmed! Her gifts are "me", with favourites (including tea, miniature teddies, chocolate orange and lavender hand cream) that I wonder how she could have known about? I feel humbled, and most of all, very nourished... to have received the love and thoughtfulness that Lizzie has so obviously put into her gifts for me.

Thank you Lizzie for everything! I look forward to our continuing, heart-warming friendship.

And thank you Khris, for hosting such a spiritually-rewarding swap!

Until next time... cherish the moment! :-)


I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

What a wonderful gift! So kind and thoughtful, You get what you give out, and you are a truly beautiful both in person and in spirit and it shows. Congratulations, you deserve it.

Anonymous said...

You have been spoiled, but you deserved it. It's so nice to do swaps. I recieved also a very beautifull swap presents. I sent my swap a few days ago. It's great to hear you had a great day.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Oh, you are very spoilt, and how very clever are those gifts and ditty's.

I wish I had entered into that swap.
Enjoy your gifts.

Khris said...

What a terrific lot of goodies there Vikki...well done girls did well...hugs Khris

Liz said...

Thanks for the lovely words Vikki, it was pleasurable fun to have you as my partner, I am just so glad you liked your parcel,
lizzie XXX

Jo in TAS said...

Wow! What a wonderful bunch of "friendly" goodies, Lizzie has done an amazing job at finding the perfect gifts!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What a bountry of delicious gifties you have received from Lizzie, Vik. Swaps are great fun and a really nice way to make new friends.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Hi Vikki,
what wonderful gifts, you are one lucky lady. This was a tremendous swap huh!! I really enjoyed it also

Anonymous said...

Hello Vikki, I was part of the Friends Swap....what great fun.....check out my blog I have put the story on ab out the bi-carb soda....warm regards lyn

Bev C said...

Vikki, you have made a true friend there. Such lovely presents given with thought,what else can a girl ask for. Enjoy!!!!Have a great weekend.

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Vicki ♥ said...

Oh certainly got some lovely things Vikki and you deserve such beautiful things too.
Its nice to be in good swaps like that :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a fun theme for a swap! Your partner sent you some gorgeous items. Bloggy friends are the best!

Anonymous said...

Hello Vikki, thank you for your lovely comment to me.....I loved particpating in the FRIENDS swap and had a lot of fun putting mine together.....our fellow bloggers have such kind hearts and do blow you away with their generous gifties.....Warm Regards Lyn

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely FRIENDS swap! You must feel very happy!


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