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Wish Upon a Star Swap

Posted by mobarger on Mar-30-2013

It’s been a couple years since I last participated in a swap but for some reason last month I decided to take the plunge and join a new one. Its theme was “all about wishing upon a star and making dreams come true. In this swap, you’ll wish for the things that you most want by writing a wish list and wishing upon a star. You’ll make dreams come true by learning what would make your partner happy and granting at least one of their wishes.”
I have learned that swap packages arrive on the worst of days. Things can go wrong all day and with one look in the mailbox, all those troubles disappear once that large box is spotted.

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Opening this box was like Christmas. No, it was better than Christmas.
 
 

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The card was a wonderful rooster.
 
 
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Look at that wonderful pair of earrings!
 
 
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Lots of green buttons….
 
 
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and a green pen ….
 
 
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Lavender soap from Sonoma…
 
 
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Stitch markers ….
 
 
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My partner is from California so here are some dried apricots from her neck of the woods…
 
 
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And look at that project bag! She says she never made one before, I am not sure I believe her :)
 
 
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A nice rooster mug to add to my collection. I love how bright and cheery this is!
 
 
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And finally some yarn! Two skeins of MadTosh – Tosh Sock in Cousteau and Tosh Light in Kelp. They are both so beautiful – I am not sure how these colors escaped me for so long!
 
 
So thank you, Leslie in California, for a wonderful swap box! It really made a bad day retreat in the shadows and I love everything you sent to me!
 
 
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Here is my box on its way to the other side of the world!