Tinker Verve

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Swappy Ladies Spring Gift Exchange

Spring Gift Exchange
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Yesterday was the date for the Swappy Ladies to mail their gifts. I think there was a lot of excitement in the air circling between the four states which these gals call home. My gal was Sarah and because I was driving near her house I just dropped it off. Unfortunately, she was very sick so I literally just had to leave it. Here are my show and tell pics. :-}

This is my homemade gift. I did two charms for her. This is one side. The little girl pic is her. The other one is a charm I made for the Vintage Barn Sale and since she is going to be a participant this year I added that one.

…and then the other side… Her charm has a wedding picture of her parents on the other side.

For the Spring gift I chose geranium scented Mrs. Meyers Countertop Spray. My sweetness of a friend turned me on to this last spring and it really brought the spring right into my house.

And last but not least, for my thrifted/2nd hand gift I bought Sarah a very cool children’s western belt. Wow, wasn’t that nice? Well, I cheated a little on this gift. I fashioned a bag using the belt. A little bird told me that Sarah likes the western theme so I used the belt to make a collage purse.

I have so much fun doing this. The last one I participated in, I got my fun stuff all sent off and I never, never heard from the gal (except to make sure that I had her address). Ya know, it was OK. I just asked the Lord to bless her at Christmas time and felt that she may have been going through some tremendous hardship. As I was writing this blog I kept thinking of the verse Acts 20:35 where Paul reminds us of Jesus’ words, “It is more blessed to give than receive”. We throw this verse around a lot here and there, but it’s really true. The blessing comes with getting this special gift to its recipient and then I remember, “Oh ya, I am going to get one too”…YAY! ;-0 …and when I do, there will be pictures to post. Hooray! Happy Spring. I might just have to add here a picture of our Happy Spring, April Fool’s kind of day.

and I must end with one visual sign of Spring! Luckily, they are under the eaves and therefore protected.

Happy, happy Spring to all of my friends in Blogland!


April 1, 2008 Posted by | collage, sewing | 1 Comment