Sunday, December 7, 2008

FUN Times & Christmas Cheer in TDIPT-land!

Oh MY!!!! The members of TDIPT are just finishing up yet another fantastic, best in the prim world swap!
As always we had a blast, and to add even more fun to the mix, it was a Secret Santa Swap, so we didn't know who was sending to us. Well, I did, b/c I am the one who drew the names, but it was a blast watching others try to figure out who was sending. I had my secret gal, and then another gal who joined our group late and not in time to join, so her and I decided to swap w/ one another, and boy, there was just no going wrong! I was just delighted w/ all the goodies I got from Michelle of The Blackberry Briar!
Just look at all she sent me! She went above and beyond, and spolied me rotton! She sent her wonderful tarts, room sprays and candles! THEY are beautiful, and smell just wonderful! She also sent a nice bottle of wine from Illinoise, and boy was it yummy! She sent me candy from a wonderful candy shop called The Confectionary. I got Black Licorice (my fav), and some yummy chocolates too! I got a Wind and the Willow Cheeseball mix too! Yummy!
BUT, my very favorite of all was a wonderful handmade Americana Belsnickle. He is wonderful, and I will cherish this treasure forever! How did Tink know I loved Americana?

Mmm, Cranberry Bog, and Autumn Spice, and a yummy Christmas Pine Scent!

Just look at this sweet fella! Who could ask for anything better, and boy, up close and personal, her work is perfect!
Thank you Tink, I adore averything!

Next up.....Jamie of Peach Street Primitives!

Well, once again, I hit the mother lode! Jamie is not only a super sweet gal, she is very talented, and she teaches pre-school. I know she has the patience of a saint!
Everything arrived looking so lovely. She took time to make sure it all looked pretty and festive when the box was opened.
She sent me an old Curier and Ive's tin, w/ some handmade ornies in it. She aslo sent a couple of books, a pumpkin bread mix, and cider too, and of course...candy!

I got a wonderful hardcover book called Old Dogs (I wonder how Jamie knew I loved Dogs?), and I can't wait to read it! Also a neat cookbook.

But, best of all, this sweet little vintage baby shoe that Jamie turned into this darling pinkeep, complete w/ vintage buttons, pins and ribbon. Isn't it gorgeous?
I will cherish this forever as well!
Thanks so much dear Jamie, I love it all!
Now, only a couple of months, and we get to do it all over again ! Hurry SPRING!