Saturday, October 29, 2011

I Love Swaps! :)

Hello!

This was an awesome week of surprises galore for me! I received three swap items and one giveaway prize that came with another surprise!

The first item I received was a mug rug from a mug rug swap over at Mary Jane's Farm. Angela from Maryland made it for me. Thank you Angela! I love the colors and fabrics! Plus she did an awesome job on the quilting! Here's the front . . .


and the back . . .


Isn't it cool?!!!

The next item I received was a Halloween quilt block from Barbara in Georgia. This is part of a 12-month quilt block swap over at Mary Jane's Farm. Here's the block . . .


Cool huh?!!! She did such a fabulous job on it! Thank you Barbara!  :)

The next item is a Thanksgiving quilt block from Nettie in Pennsylvania. This is also part of the same 12-month quilt block swap over at Mary Jane's Farm. Here's the Thanksgiving block . . .


I love it! The center kind of looks like a marque, doesn't it?!!! Such warm fall colors! Thank you Nettie!  :)

The last item is a tissue cover that I won from Regena over at The Distracted Domestic. She even included the tissues! I love it Regena! Thank you so much! When I opened the tissue cover there was something else included in the package . . . 


It's a vintage crocheted grape hot pad! She blogged about it here. She received it from her MIL but didn't really care for it. I loved it and told her so. It totally reminds me of my great grandmother. I love collecting vintage things. Can you believe she just sent it to me with the tissue cover I won. She didn't even tell me she was sending it. I was so surprised and happy when I saw it! I absolutely love it! It's soda caps crocheted over and together to form the grape cluster. What do you think? Nay or Yeah??? I can't wait to find the perfect spot for it! Thank you so much Regena for your kindness and generosity! You totally made my day!

It was kind of like Christmas this week! I loved it! I still have another Halloween and Thanksgiving quilt blocks that will be coming my way soon! I can't wait to see them!

Thanks for sharing my treasures with me! Have an awesome weekend!

Until next time . . .
Cherise  :)


7 comments:

donna said...

You had an awesome mail week. I love all your goodies. Don't you just love surprises?
Hugs
donna

Karen said...

There's not much better than fun packages in the mail! And "yes" Regena is a sweetie!

Kelli said...

Wow, your postman deserves a tip after bringing you all of that goodness in one week! haha How sweet to find that extra prize that you had admired tucked in with your winning. :o)

lisa said...

lovethe mug rug .
hugs

Charlie and Wendy said...

Some lovely swaps! I agree with you that the grape hot pad is lovely, how nice for you to get it as an extra.

Bev C said...

Hello Cherise,

It is great to receive some beautiful mail. Love crochet grape hotpad. That is something very different.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Regena said...

I didn't even know you blogged about it. LOL
somehow I am still getting blog hits from this post.....crazy.
Glad you liked it and I am glad the grapes found a loving home.