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Wednesday, 24 September 2008

It Came! It Came! (my bag swap bag!)

The postie brought my bag swap bag today. It came in a box from Arizona and was most exciting. I think the excitement was added to because my swap partner got her bag yesterday too and I had been reading about that on her blog. (More about that later) It's beautiful, isn't it?

This is what I saw when Bradley opened the box. (He was the only one in range with a pocket knife.) A pretty package and a card. A hand made card! From Jo-Anne.

I took off the ribbon and this was the resulting bundle. I liked the colours of my new bag straight away. When I picked up the bag I realised that there were other goodies inside.

This is the sweet card that Jo-Anne included. I loved the card because it told me a little more about her. Despite the fact that Jo-Anne comes from Tuscon Arizona she has an Australian connection because of her Australian mother. (Like me. I have an Australian mother too!) She is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! (Like me!)

This is all the goodies from the parcel. So many beautiful hand made things and a book to write in! I think I will write lists in the book. One of my favourite things to do is write lists! Miss 11 asked if all the bag swap bags had to have suffolk puffs on them, because I put them on the bag I made too! Miss 22 loved all the bugs on the bag (charms) and that's kind of crazy because I am in the middle of embroidering bugs too!

And, shockingly, it was a bit like a "two for one" because this cute bag was in there too! I am going to put sewing projects in my new bags and then hang them on the wall. (Hope you're reading this Brad, because I need some hooks put up!) I can't wait to use them. I checked out Jo-Anne's blog and when she received her bag she said she would use it to take projects to her daughter's volleyball games. Well Jo-Anne, my new bags will be going to lots of basketball games with me. And basketball training! Thank you Linda for organising this swap! It has been so much fun!!!


nicolette said...

That’s whole lot of gifts in one swap! Enjoy all your goodies, they are gorgeous!

maria said...

Lucky you. What a pretty bag and lovely extra goodies too.
Maria x

lera said...

What lovely gifts. Pretty cool that Jo-Anne got you :-) (She's so nice.)

Levin (and Emily) said...

what lovely gifts you got. it's so nice getting presents. how amazing that you have those connections too - that's quite amazing.
enjoy your new bags - hope you get your hooks soon.

Linda said...

What a lovely parcel of goodness. I love the multi coloured ric rac. So glad you enjoyed the swap.

Jo-Anne said...

I am so glad you liked it!
This swaps are fantastic fun, aren't they! I am addicited....

Cheryl said...

Wonderful bags and all the other goodies too!!!!

Sarah said...

Wow I so love that bag!!!!! I uses puffs on the one i sent as well - but I like how she has used them. What a cheerful bag to have.

Mine is suppose to be on its way.

Suzanne said...

What a nice thing to find when you get home! Nice bags made by both you and JoAnne