Here is what he brought me yesterday. And yesterday was a CRAZY day - so this absolutely made my day. I got my Tussie Mussie Swap!
Now - I know, I know, I know! I'm early. I don't think we are supposed to post our Tussie Mussie Swap until May Day. But I leave next Wed and I know my life is going to be crazy hectic before I leave (ya think?) and after I get back (OMG I cannot even imagine how crazy it'll be then!) and then it's my birthday and we're going away . . . so I am posting my beautiful swap now. I have to!
Now, I know . . . it said all over the box, "DO NOT OPEN UNTIL MAY DAY!" But . . . what's a girl to do? It was decorated with flowers and I was dyin' to open it. So I did! (BIG GRIN!)
My partner is Patty. Her blog is Blooming In Kansas She is a brand new blogger. She is such a wonderful person. I couldn't have been more pleased to have her as a partner once I got to know her.
Sooooo - wanna see what I got?
I love it ALL!
The Tussie Mussie itself is so PRETTY!
I love the pearls wrapped around it.
And she placed a beautiful sheet of paper inside . . .
And attached a sweet little tag.
Look at the little butterfly! So sweet.
And then all the wonderful little gifts to go with it.
A wonderful scrapbook page kit. Love it!!
And look at the adorable little lady bug chocolates!
Now - I need a moment here to share something special with you.
I have had some "interesting" (for lack of a better word)
experiences with my two swap partners of late.
First Rebecca for Valentines Day and Easter and
For Valentines Day Rebecca gave me a pewter plate with the year
1980 on it. She had no clue that was the year we were married.
Then for Easter she gave me a vintage ticket, with the year 1958 on it.
She again had no clue that was the year I was born.
And now Patty. While Patty and I were chatting and getting
to know each other, she asked me what my favorite flower was.
I told her it was the Peony. But she sent me - these!
Lily of the Valley. When I was a little girl, THESE were my favorite.
And I did not tell her this.
Don't you think that is . . . "interesting"?
I can't wait to plant them next year.
She also sent some yummy soap petals!
And then she did the sweetest thing.
She gave me the history of the Peony.
And hand wrote it all out. I think this is awesome.
So as you can see - I had a wonderful Tussie Mussie swap. I've made a wonderful new friend. Sigh. Blogging is just the best! Thank you Patty, this is a lovely, lovely gift. You created a wonderful package, and it was your first swap too!
I'm not sure if Patty has opened her's yet, so I'll just give you a sneak peek at what I sent her.
I hope she likes it. I had such fun trying to think up things that will hopefully make her giggle with glee.
I must extend a big thank you to Linda from A Swap for all Seasons for hosting this fun swap. Be sure to go over to her blog on May Day and check out the BEAUTIFUL Mussie Tussie creations. She's giving sneak peeks right now and OMG! They are just GORGEOUS!
Final notes - I have two of my very special friends that have had some medical issues these past few weeks. Cindy from Applestone Cottage had emergency gall bladder surgery and was in the hospital for 5 days. She is home now and on the mend but please keep her in your prayers.
And my Dear Friend CeeKay has had a horrible/fabulous week. Please, please everyone, keep her in your prayers . . . Our Lord is listening!!! Praise Him!
Hugs to all of you! Now I'm off to work and back to my crazy life . . . next week this time - SAVANNAH! WHOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!