Friday, April 23, 2010

April's YOE swap goodies

My package from Kerry for the YOE Swap arrived today! Boy was I spoiled! I thought I would take you on a little tour.

The box felt very heavy for an ornament swap. My son (11) was so excited to open it to see if there was any chocolates in there that I made him wait until I opened up all the other mail first. When I opened it all I saw was PURPLE! WooHoo! My favorite color!

I gently took off the top layer of shredded paper and found this. I saved the shredded paper to recycle to use another month.

Inside I found these two adorable birdie jars with Mike n Ikes and jelly beans. Of course we had to stop right here and try the candies. Just to make sure they made the trip safely of course. These jars are so cute they will be staying on my sewing table with buttons once they are empty.

Four wonderful coasters. I have one at my table by the couch, Hubby has one on his side, Robbie (11) has another on my table and the last one went to my daughter's (19) room.  See how Kerry carried the birdie theme throughout so far?

Such a pretty birdie with jingle bells. I love jingle bells! There is something about the sound of jingle bells and wind chimes that make me smile.

Another sweet birdie. Robbie thought this one was made of chocolate. I think he has been craving chocolate a bit too much lately lol.

Was that it?......

Nope! This is one of those iron on embroidery patterns that I love so much. This is perfect timing too. I have a swap coming up that involves birdhouses and these will be perfect!

My Kerry made scrapbook. I tried to explain what a scrapbook is used for pertaining to this swap but he just didn't get it. I'm obviously not a scrapbooker so it isn't something he is used to.

Last but not least...some gorgeous fabric. If you look closely you can see a little butterfly charm. I love butterflies and dragonflies so this was fun to see.

Thank you Kerry for everything! You have gone above and beyond.

This is what I sent Kerry.... (pictured borrowed from the YOE blog)

I had so much fun embroidering the pillow and ornament!


Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh gosh you girls were great swappers!! Beautiful pillow you sent, and sweet birds you received!

Tangos Treasures said...

Nice swap!!


Great gifts you got and great ones you made to send--way to go--pass that candy this way---!!!
Hugs, Di

sunny said...

Such wonderful surprises! How does your swap work? It looks like fun.

WoolenSails said...

What wonderful swap goodies and the pillow you made her is gorgeous.


Melinda Cornish said...

you guys both did the coolest bird things!!! I love the pillow and I love Kerry's scrapbook and how she packaged everything....I started working on a few birds tonight.....

Barb said...

YOu are spoiled...what a fun swap!!

Maria said...

What fun to open your mail and receive all those gorgeous birdie items and you made some lovely things to send as well.

pam said...

What a wonderful treasure box you received! Loved the birds to pieces!!