Monday, 21 March 2016

Share Your Country Swap

Country Swap!

Arranged by Kimberley at http://www.creativechaosnz.blogspot.co.uk/,  
Or in my case "county" swap!! I  was paired up with Alison from http://fatdormouse.blogspot.co.uk/ and although she lives in France, she is originally from the UK, so after a couple of emails to each other, I asked if it would be OK to change it a bit to my "county", and she was fine with that!!

Well as per usual, I was a bit slow off the mark, and before I knew it, Alison's  parcel had arrived at my door!!  I contacted Alison, explained that I was "running late", but said that I wouldn't open mine until she had received her parcel from me......ooohhh, I can't tell you how hard that was!!  It was looking at me every day for over 8 days!!  (posting to France always takes over 6-7 days anyway!!)  

Well, eventually she received the parcel (I was getting worried, I have to say!!), and in the evening, I poured a glass of Red wine (as you do!) and attempted to open it up!  Well, all I can say is that Alison, you can really package up a parcel!!  A pair of sharp scissors later, and I was in!  It was soo worth waiting for!  I really enjoyed reading the lovely letter she sent to me, and I will reply soon......actually, maybe that would be a good thing to start to do....."Send A Letter Abroad" swap!!  If anyone is interested let me know, and I'll sort it out!!

Anyhoo....back to the matter in question....here are the pics of the great parcel I received.....by the way, I cannot do the handmade picture enough justice with my photos, but believe me, a LOT of work has gone into this!!  It will be framed and hung up on my wall very soon...


I forgot to take a picture of how well packed up this was...sorry, I had waited soo long, excitement got the better of me!!  Anyway.....all these lovely packages, with a letter that I shouldn't open until I had opened that packets...which I obeyed!! :)


There were lovely pegs with birds on, a packet of wooden birds, a pink drawstring pouch (which I will use for my glasses!!)and some lovely French stickers...




This amazing Bread Bag...all the times I have been to France and not seen one!! Very handy, I can tell you!!


A fridge magnet notepad...this will come in very handy and is already on my fridge with 2 pages missing!!


A cute biscuit tray..very handy in our house!!


Yummy French chocolate, and some fabric squares and a lovely nail file!


But the beautiful Zentangle picture is wonderful!  So intricate, I don't think I would have the patience to do this!  My photograph of it doesn't really do it any justice...A new frame for this will be coming soon!!


Thank you Alison for being a very generous swap partner!   I shall now go and eat the chocolate!! :)

(**sorry about the background to the pictures, my ironing board was the only clear space near light!!**)

6 comments:

  1. Oh Debi, your zentangle chicken is fabulous, what a wonderful swap partner Alison has been X

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    1. Yep, she has!! I just hope my parcel is OK!! :)

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  2. Glad you liked it. I will be blogging about your lovely parcel soon, but I'm lucky enough to be away on two back-to-back holidays so haven't got a lot of time!!

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    1. It was really lovely, thank you Alison! Hope you have "two" great holidays, you lucky thing!! :)

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  3. She chose such gorgeous pressies for you! Her Zentangles are truly astounding! She did one for me!!!x

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    1. It's really lovely, isn't it!! Such patience! Is your one on your blog?

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