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."