Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Textile Swap goodies

I  signed up for Char's Textile Swap and my partner is Patti from Primitive Treasures from Raspberry Lane.  Patti is on the ball!  Our packages don't have to be mailed out until August 16, but I got mine last Friday.  It was such a pleasant surprise to come home from work that day and find my package waiting for me.  The outside was wrapped in snowman paper! 

I have to share with you that I am required to wear an 1860's reproduction day dress, full apron and petticoat to work everyday.  (I work at Historic Sauder Village, Ohio's largest outdoor living history museum.)  Last Friday was HOT and I was just a little cranky when I got home, but when I walked into my kitchen and saw the snowmen it just lifted my tired attitude.

Everything was wrapped in prim tissue paper and tied with a jute like string. 
Can't wait to open everything up.

My goodies from Patti -  right to left

- a ditty bag with sweet annie and a battery operated tea light - wow does this bag smell good, I think she put scented rose hips in the bottom.

-cute little pumpkin head - he'll be going into my fall boxes waiting for September to roll around - I'll be surprised again when I open the boxes up.

- a sheep that she made because she knows that I like sheep.  You can find the pattern for this on Patti's blog. A neat quote from Abraham Lincoln is stitched to the sheep.

- a snowman that is going into my winter storage boxes - another surprise to pull out later this year.

- a lady bug that Patti made the pattern for.  Too bad I just took down all the bug wall paper in the kids' bathroom - she would have had a permanent home there.  She's on my coffee table right now. 

Patti thank you for all that you made me for the swap,  I'm busy working on finishing up my items to send to you. 

Have a great weekend.  ~Ann


  1. Ann,
    What wonderful goodies you got!!
    Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
    Lucky Gal...
    I love them all!!

    Take Care,

  2. So glad they make you smile!!

  3. Ann, Looks like you received a nice package. I cant imagine wearing those clothes in this heat! Dianntha

  4. I JUST LOVE EVERYTHING!...what a wonderful surprise to come home too!

  5. You have wonderful swap goodies there, Ann! Love them all!
    I'm so interested by your work as a costume guide - hot I'm sure! I must check out the village!
    Best wishes

  6. All of your goodies are just great. Congrats on the giveaway.

  7. What fun to come home and find goodies waiting for you! Christmas in July! OLM


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