MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The big reveal!!!


Today is reveal day for the 11th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange ever so capably held by Stephanie of 'The Enchanting Rose'.  Welcome to all who are visiting from that!  



Back in September she opened registrations to sign up to swap either a mug or a cup and saucer and she organized over two hundred participants and matched us all up with partners.  Excitement was in the air as everyone chose special gifts for their partners and then the anticipation as we waited for something to arrive in our mailboxes.  

My swap partner was the lovely Judith  who spoiled me absolutely rotten!  Just look at the treasures she sent for me to enjoy... 



There was a lovely mug with a matching spoon, accompanied by a lovely wooden coaster/holder - some tea (including some special Canada 150th birthday tea) and some hot chocolate.  A beautiful floral apron in my favourite colour; a super pretty rose-themed journal book; and a 'Time For Tea' coloring book filled with not only pictures to color but also great ideas for embroidery patterns.  There was a beautiful handmade card and a lovely letter too....along with a little Canadian flag pin.  I was absolutely in love with everything and have taste-tested all the tea already.  The hot chocolate is being saved for the first snow - because I need a little treat to console myself over the beginning of winter...hee hee.  Judith, you made my day, my month, and my whole entire year so special!  Thank you soooooo much!!!

My swap went to a lovely lady named Heidi and these are the things I included for her...


Her favourite colours are brown and green and she has kitties, so I simply HAD to give her the mug with the cat on it!  She also likes to crochet and of course likes tea, so I included a doily, a coaster, and the rose candle holder; along with a pincushion and a scissor holder.  Of course there was tea in the parcel too.    I had great fun choosing and making special things for her!

Because today is the big reveal day, please visit Stephanie HERE and see some of the lovely things that were exchanged...and....if you go to the bottom of her post there will be lots of links to visit many of the bloggers that took part.

I thank Stephanie for all her work arranging the swap and for matching us up so well.  I know it has to be a huge amount of time she invests into this amazing swap  -  she is obviously a very special person!  

Now, on to the mumblings for the day...

- There's a wonderful tutorial from Ann Wood HERE to make one of her  paper boat designs.

- For those who might want to make some clothes for a Barbie doll  have a look HERE (there are several pages of patterns), and HERE,

- Karen Ruane (embroiderer extraordinaire!) has a new online class about to begin and you can find more information HERE (class began Oct. 30 but you can register any time).  She is also doing another workshop in London (England) and you can read about that in her post found HERE (how I wish I could go!!). 

- THIS is another one of those things that just makes you say 'awwwww'  (scroll down to see the picture with the real baby!).  

Today your quote is from Job Lazarus Okello...."This is your life, and you've got to fight for it.  Fight for what's right.  Fight for what you believe in.  Fight for what's important to you - what adds value to your life, what makes you a better person.  Fight for the people you love, and never forget to tell them how much they mean to you.  Realize that right now you're lucky because you still have a chance.  So stop for a moment and think.  Whatever you still need to do, start doing it today; don't procrastinate.  There are only so many tomorrows.  Every moment that passes you will never get back.  Therefore make the best use of it."

25 comments:

Stephanie said...

Happy day to you, my sweet friend! I am so glad you were able to participate in the exchange again and oh, what loveliness you received from Judith! The mug is beautiful and what a cute matching spoon. Everything you were blessed with is delightful.

And the package you sent out to Heidi was filled to the brim with love and beauty. You are such a generous and kind lady {{smiles}}

Love and hugs to you!

Astrids dragon said...

It was thanks to you that I participated in this, so thank you for sharing!
You received and send wonderful things, what a fun exchange!

Linda in Calif. said...

Wow - what a nice gift you have received. Love the cup's color and design. And that little Canadian pin; so cute.

Ang Specht said...

I love that mug that you received! It's so pretty! And the things you sent out are great, too! :)

Creations By Cindy said...

So glad I popped over to see your goodies. Such a wonderful stash there. I love the exchange. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

I am said...

Hi Karen wow what a wonderful swap and such lovely girfts both sent and received,hope your day is a good one my friend xx

Debbie Harris said...

Oh my... What a fabulous, fun filled gift package you received! I love your mug and how special receiving some 150 anniversary tea from Canada. My husband is Canadian, wished I would have seen that tea when we were visiting in June.

You sent out a beautiful gift set as well.

Enjoy your treasures ♡

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful quote at the end of your post! And, such beautiful things you sent and received! It is such a dear blessing to be able to participate in the wonderful mug exchange, and to meet new friends like you! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. God bless you!

Lady Linda said...

Such great gifts! I do love that mug and matching spoon...I have never seen that combo before. Fun!

Janie said...

Looks like a fun exchange, Mary Ann.
And Karen Ruane's classes are excellent!

Baa. xxx said...

Wow! Nicely spoilt! Love the quote.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What wonderful gifts you received from Judith! I know you felt spoiled! You also sent such special treasures to Heidi. It's such a blessing to give and receive.

Sarah said...

The matching mug and spoon are so sweet! I love the color.

Margie said...

What a lovely package from Judith! I really like the pretty turquoise colour of your neat floral mug set. I'm sure that Heidi enjoyed the delightful goodies that you sent her. The cat mug and crochet (?) candle holder are both too cute!

crazyQstitcher said...

Such a joyful swap between friends. Wonderful items both in and out.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

You received some lovely things in the swap.

Michele said...

Oh I love the mug and matching ceramic spoon from Judith.....is that Judith from Canada from Lavender Cottage blog by chance?

All your treasures coming and going are lovely! What a fun swap, huh?

We are so blessed. : - )

Kris said...

I love all the goodies you received from Judith and you sent Heidi some wonderful things!! did you make that darling pincushion? And David Baldacci is one of my favorite authors too!!

adozenandoneblog said...

What a pretty cup! Your package is lovely! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! xx

Kim said...

My goodness you received an amazing bounty of gorgeous goodies, Mary Anne. Sweet mug and LOVE the apron. The pretties you gifted Heidi are lovely, as well. It won't be long till you are sipping hot chocolate in that pretty mug of yours. =)

karen said...

thank you so much for the publicity!! Your cheque is in the post lol. I love all the goodies you received....lucky girl x

LeAnne said...

Those are some lovely packages!

Wandering Wren said...

Wow- weeeee I can read all your excitement coming straight from your post. What a wonderful thing Stephanie has created in connecting everyone through a cuppa! Your parcel from Judith was stacked full of lovelies it would have been like Christmas come early for sure, you were so generous with what you sent too.
Enjoy your week!
Wren x

JoJo said...

I’m enjoying visiting everyone’s blog. Each gift is so wonderful and personalized perfectly. I, too, look forward to the next exchange.