I'd watched with envy as you all joined swaps and sent and recieved beautiful handmade presents and gorgeous notions to and from one another - often giving and recieving from people you had never even met. I was astonished at the kindness and generosity of you all. When I saw the call out for the scrap mini swap held by Itching 2 B Stitching, I thought it would be a nice easy swap for me to join in the fun.
Terry was my swap partner - she's from the US. We exchanged a couple of emails before sending off our packages and she seemed lovely. Ter and I are quite different - she's a grandmother while I am still classed a newlywed and have only finished studying in the past 2 years. We live on opposite sides of the world and would never have met or known each other in any other circumstance.
When my package arrived from Ter I was so thrilled, overwhelmed and excited by what she had sent. She was so generous! I love that two like-minded people each put together a pack of goodies to send accross to the other side of the world, just to put a smile on the face of a complete stranger!
I recieved a beautiful email from Ter last night saying that her swap package had arrived. And she sounded equally as happy as I am! Participating in this swap really made me feel like part of the online craft community and I think I have made a wonderful email buddy in Ter.
Since Ter doesn't have a blog, here's a few pics of what I sent her:
I thought I would include some 'Australian' things: a copy of Australian Patchwork and Quilting, a copy of Delicious magazine, and a packet of Tim Tams! The nesting doll was made from Rachel's pattern here
A close-up of the woven ribbon