Monday, 25 January 2010

I can't really say it was a meeting of minds unless today's intellectuals meet to discuss future quilting projects and their most recently purchased crafting books! lol

Anyway Joanne popped over to work out how best to organise a swap between 5 people... and we ... after careful tea sipping and chocolate cake eating decided on a little swapping circle... I promise we didn't eat all the missing cake!


So with all the names jotted down we proceeded to pull them out of my over sized wine glass, which of course I would never dream of filling with wine ... ;D


The first name to be drawn was ...


Nicola (smilernpb) who will be sending a Mothering Sunday gift to......


Karen (Karens Playtime) who in turn will be sending a mothering Sunday gift to....



Joanne (Happy Ever After) who in turn will be sending a Mothering Sunday gift to....


Jenn (Yarn addict anonymous) who in turn will be sending a Mothering Sunday gift to....



Alex... (that's me!) and I will be sending a Mothering Sunday gift to Nicola back at the top of our swapping circle...

So for those that lost track in all the excitement! lol

Nicola sends to Karen
Karen sends to Joanne
Joanne sends to Jenn
Jenn sends to Alex
Alex sends to Nicola

Now off you go to get to know your new bloggy friend...
and don't forget post your Mothering Sunday gift in good time so that it arrives before the 14th March...

Something handmade, something sweet and perhaps a treat ..

Have fun
chat to you all soon
take care
Alex
x





11 comments:

smilernpb said...

Blimey that was a huge wedge of cake you each had! :o) I'm not believing you on the 'we didn't eat all the missing bit' comment haha. Looks yummy! Send a piece my way, please.

Sounds great about the swapping circle, and it solves the problem about someone having to send twice!

For whoever sends to the USA, on average it can take a full week to ten days for thing to arrive from the UK to the USA, if that helps at all....

I'm going to pop over and say hello to my swap partner now....

Enjoy the rest of your yummy cake! xx

The Vintage Kitten said...

Cor Blimey! That is some wine glass X

missliz said...

Great idea and looks like much fun! I will have to get in on the next one. I have never done a swap so I might need instruction!? Have a fun time!

Liz

MarmaladeRose said...

I like the way you have your priorities - eat cake first, then take photos. LOL! I'm looking forward to seeing what you all make.

If you like waterfalls Alex, you'd love it here. They are all over the place. We have the highest single drop in England at Hardraw, the ones at Aysgarth that Kevin Costner fought over in Robin Hood, every village seems to have one, every hill has one and most fields have little brooks and streams running through them. Put it this way it's quite wet up here in the Dales! Lol!

The embroidery IS a table cloth, well it will be if I get it finished.

Jenn said...

Love how you and Joanne made your decision. Hope you enjoyed the cake :) I have it easy...other than prying info out of you for sizing of the handmade part, I know what I can get you. Now I have an excuse to go window shopping at the bookstore(a place I avoid because of temptation issues with british knitting magazines(absolutely love 'Simply Knitting' and 'The Knitter') and books in general). Thank you for the swap, love the idea of being able to give a little something handmade to another. Now off to browse online for a few extra little things.

Shabby Chick said...

Mmmmmm cake! Sounds like a fab idea, just sorry I didn't get here sooner! Looking forward to seeing what everyone sends/ gets.

Hope you're OK, Mel xxx

Snippety Gibbet said...

Oh my gosh, how I want a slice of that cake. No. I want that whole cake. Mmmmmmm.........

ImplausibleYarn said...

That is a good looking cake and a fun sounding swap!

karen said...

Hi hunni
Thankyou for organising the swap for us even if you didn't share your chocolate cake with us lol.

(((hugs)))
karen

Itch2stitch.com said...

Fantastic glass! Even better filled to the top. is it one of those that holds a bottle full? You made me howl out loud to read your comment about the boy who bought a tea cosy thinking it was a hat! Brilliant ! suzie. xxx

a mermaids purse said...

sounds a great idea!! i love the idea of a circle of friends to swap gifts between...im trying to do something like that on my blog ;0)....ummm yummy scrummy cake! xxxx lovely blog!