Friday, September 14, 2007

Show and Tell Friday: Sisters Shoebox Swap Revealed

Today I'm combining two posts into one. For Show and Tell at Kelli's, I 'd like to show you what I received from my Shoebox Swap partner, Paula.

Thanks to Carrie and Monica for hosting the swap!



It was so much fun to get the email about Paula's interests, and likes and dislikes. From there, I started to read her blog, trying to catch a glimpse into her life so that I might "get to know her" a little better. It looks like she did the same for me as my box was filled with wonderful goodies!

Paula was very generous, especially with her time as many of my gifts were handmade by her.

I received three books: The Gentle Ways of the Beautiful Woman, Splashes of Joy in the Cesspool of Life, and Sweet Smarts for Sweethearts.

Many bath goodies were included: Two lovely crocheted washcloths, homemade rose bath salts, soap roses, and lotion. A wonderful smelling rose scented candle and candle holder to burn while relaxing in the tub make the spa experience complete. The best part is, all of these match my bathroom perfectly!


Paula crocheted me a beautiful white headband, and a dress book marker. She also cross-stitched a Noah's ark for me.


Last but not least, some lavender seeds, and a pretty piece of white chenille. The chenille was wrapped around the bath salts to protect the glass jar, but I consider that a gift too! As someone who sews, I'll be finding a use for it!

Many thanks to Paula for blessing me with your generosity. This was alot of fun. I hope that she enjoyed her box as much as I enjoyed mine!

32 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

What a wonderful box of goodies. Thanks for sharing.
Susan

PEA said...

Don't you just love swaps like that?!! Such a delightful assortment of goodies your swap partner sent you, I can just imagine how much fun you had taking everything out of the box:-) xo

Sheri said...

What a sweeet package!

Connie said...

When you receive a gift that someone has put so much time into puting together it can really make you feel special. Wow you should feel extra special.

Great Show and Tell.
Take care,
Connie

Marci said...

I am sure you enjoyed getting that box of goodies. THanks for sharing.

ellen b. said...

How fun to get a shoebox filled with so many surprises! I'm sure you'll enjoy them. blessings...

Barbara H. said...

What a neat collections of gifts. I have never learned to crochet, but my grandmother used to all the time, and crocheted things make me think of her. Love the colors and all the pretty and useful things.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Revee said...

What really nice box of gifties Paula put together for you. :) It's fun to have happy little swaps like this one!

Short Stop said...

WOW. What a great box of wonderful things. You really can tell how much thought she put into it! Thanks for sharing!! What a fun idea!

LBP said...

Wow! You got some wonderful items in your swap! I love the crochted bookmark shaped like a dress!

Susie said...

You really rec'd some lovely things :)

Beck said...

Lucky you! It would be so much fun to do a swap like that!
Hm,maybe an idea for my blog!

Karen said...

What a great idea! I've not seen this swap. You certainly got a lot of very nice goodies! I LOVED the Beautiful Woman book. I've not read the other two.
Thank you for praying for our trip, Tracy. It looks like after all these months with no rain, we'll be going through a LOT of it. But I'm not complaining b/c we need it soooo much.
Have a wonderful week-end. See you next week!

thehomespunheart said...

Oooh! Lovely - I'm so glad you had fun with the swap! :) Please stop by Monday and post a link on Carrie's blog so we can all see your goodies!

Anita said...

What a wonderful swap this was indeed! Lucky you!

Best wishes from Germany, Anita

jar said...

What a thoughtful gift you received. Enjoy.

Paula said...

Oh your picture of everything makes it all look so pretty! I am SO GLAD you liked everything! :)

Michelle said...

How sweet! I love all the goodies too ~
Michelle

VAIL said...

What a neat idea! Wish I had know about that, I love things like that! It has been nice reading about your teas and life with grandma. One thing I admire about you is your ability to make lemonade out of lemons. Things don't always go as you had planned or hoped, but you find something good in the way they did go. Over the past 15 years my husband has helped me start becoming that type of person and it is a pleasure to see it in others.

Kelli said...

What wonderful gifts, Tracy! Paula sounds like a very sweet and generous friend!
Kelli
P.s. I can't seem to find your email, will you send it to me at kwinn@hotmail.com? Thanks!

Momma Roar said...

What a wonderful gift!!

Mrs. C said...

What a fun package to receive! The little bookmark is adorable.
Blessings,
Mrs. C

carrie said...

Tracy,

So fun to see your goodies--hope they "refresh" you!

truth said...

That is such a neat idea! I'd never heard of doing something like that but will think about it in the future.

Lori said...

That is so neat. What a fun box of goodies. Fun idea.

Enjoy pampering yourself.

Sharon said...

That's a nice box of goodies! Enjoy!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What nice gifts, even more special since some are handmade!

Katherine

Haus Frau said...

How fun - it's like Christmas in September!

Gena said...

You got some really nice stuff! I'm about to participate in my first swap and I can't wait.

Enjoy all of your new things.

Anna S said...

Oh wow. That was such a generous and thoughtful gift! How exciting it must be, to receive something like this!

Christie Belle said...

Oh, what wonderful, thoughtful gifts! I know you were excited to get such a neat box full of goodies:)

Susan said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting!