Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My First Ever Swap!!

I have an exciting post today... well exciting for me, hehe!  After all these years of blogging and watching you all swap away, I finally joined my first ever swap!  It was so exciting, yet SO nerve-wrecking, lol.  I'll admit... I was very nervous and so anxious to hear from my blog partner whether she liked my goodies or not.

I joined Tammy from A Primitive Place's envelope swap last month.  My swap partner was Linda from Country Pickin's.  I had been already been following Linda's blog for awhile and let me tell you... I was nervous!!  Linda is a seasoned swapper, haha!  Thankfully, she is also a true sweetheart and instantly made me feel comfortable.  Thank you Tammy for pairing me up with sweet Linda!!

Look at this adorable bunny made by Linda!  Her name is Hester.  See how much I love her... she has a special place in my chair!  =]

I love her so much Linda, thank you!!  She is my one and only prim stuffed bunny!  A close up of her little apron, isn't it darling?

A beautiful saying on this wonderfully prim plate and stand that fits perfectly on my old sewing machine cabinet in the family room.

I mentioned to Linda that I am changing over my living room to primitive patriotic and she made this awesome pillow!  Love the colors and the saying!  Again... perfect Linda, thank you!!

Also to go in my living room, this beautiful penny mat!  Just right, don't you think?  Linda did great!  =]

Linda also made these wonderfully delicious smelling tarts!
Caramel Apple and Cinnamon Roll... YUM!!  Not only do they smell delicious, but they are packaged so cute!

Thank you Tammy for pairing me up with Linda!  Linda, thank you dearly from the bottom of my heart for such a special swap!  You have made my first swap experience such a wonderful treat, I appreciate you girl!  Thank you for everything, it is perfect and I LOVE it all~


Angela said...

Wow Angie, You got some really neat items in your swap. I am so proud of you for joining in on a swap. I have NEVER and keep saying I am going to give it a try. Guess I'm just a little "chicken" to try it. Love the bunny, the plate, candle mat, pillow, and I just LOVE a good smelling tart. I can see why you were excited. Enjoy the items and have a great evening.

Susan said...

How fun! I didn't even know there was such a thing called a "swap". Looks like fun! Your items are really sweet :D Is it like what others call "parties" or "exchanges"?
Susan Montgomery

Elisha said...

how fun huh? maybe one of these days I will get the guts to join in on a swap too ! you got some fun stuff !

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Angie, oh my! You really got some special goodies in your first swap!1 Amazing how much can fit in an envelope!! I almost joined a swap but chickened out--I may have to make the leap!--smiles, Jan

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Wow Angie, Linda sent some great goodies for you! (only ONE bunny?!) LOL ~*~Lisa

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh Angie, you really received some wonderful swap goodies!!! That bunny is darling!
Hope to see you join more swaps!!!
Prim Blessings

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Angie:
You sure did get a seasoned swapper, Linda's work is beautiful.


You had a great swap partner, you got some great goodies. Love that bunny. Now you be swap-addicted!

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Angie,
You got some great goodies!! I did this swap too...and it was so much fun. Wasn't it amazing that so many things could fit into a padded envelope!
hugs, Cindy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Wonderful swap goodies!
Thanks so much for joining in on the swap.

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

You got some lovely things, Angie.


TheCrankyCrow said...

What wonderful swap goodies form Linda! I love, love, love, Hester!! Wow - given all your creativity and productivity, I would have thought you a seasoned swapper! I only did one once - a traveling swap - it truly was fun (except I heard it didn't end well b/c folks started putting in non-crafted items, etc.) But I don't do enough crafting to be able to participate in most swaps...Truly doing enjoy seeing others exchanges though....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Oh Angie, those items are amazing. The bunny is adorable, right up my alley! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog.


Holly said...

Wow what awesome goodies. Love it all. I bet those tarts smell heavenly! Have a great day!

TheRustyThimble said...

Good Morning Angie

Love all your swap goodies how neat

Have a great day

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

What wonderful goodies Linda sent you - Hope you decide to do more swaps - as a matter of fact, I have one going on now and I'd love to have you join...why not check it out!

bettyj said...

glad you had such a wonderful experience. I don't do swaps because I don't "create". All of your goodies were wonderful.

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Hi Angie,
I can't believe you've never done a swap before! Well, now you'll be hooked. Linda sent you wonderful goodies~ the great thing about swaps is every time you see items in your home you think of the talented person whom gifted you. And it makes your home so warm feeling.
Enjoy your goodies!

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

How fun! You got some great gifts. I have never swapped before either, I'm pretty new to all of this so I think I might wait til I'm a bit more Thanks for sharing :)

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Angie your swap goodies are just fab.. Swapping is the best fun and I bet this swapping lark will not be your last.. Hugs X

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Angie, your swap goodies are awesome!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Woooohoooo what wonderful treasures you got. Oh how fun.
Oh caramel apple...what a wonderfully sweet sound - I imagine you smelled it before you got the package opened.


Christine said...

Wow Angie! Everything is adorable!
It must have been like Christmas morning for you to open up all those wonderful gifts! The bunny is really cute with that apron!
Have a wonderful day!

nancy huggins said...

Wow..very nice and I Love prim Bunnies. That was a fun swap. I never did many swaps but the few I have done lately were fun and I am signed up to do 2 more now :)

Shannon DeMasi said...

Great swap items, she sure did spoil you!

frontporchprims said...

Nice swap Angie. I am too nervous to enter a swap right now. I am glad you jumped in with the courage. What wonderful things Linda sent you. I LOVE the bunny:) Ha Ha. -Steph-

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Good luck with the job! I read the news: about severe weather in Oklahoma. Is everything ok in your town?


Trace4J said...

Wonderful swap friend.
Linda is a sweetie.
Happy Monday

momto8 said...

how fun!!! and how fun to go to your mailbox!!! I wouldn't even know where to start with a swap!!
i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
enjoy your goodies!!

Barb said...

Playing catch up and boy what a haul you made! Wonderful goodies!
Enjoy Angie!!

Fran. said...

Wow Angie you were very blessed! And all that Americana stuff is great to get you going on your livingroom!! I love Americana alot. Swaps are fun and very addicting!! watch out!! LOL Hope you're doing good Angie!! What cha making? Anything good and grubby? Thanks for sharing!! XOXO Love, Fran.