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or what I do when I am not working or farming …

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!

Mmmmm Chocolate

Posted by mobarger on Dec-12-2009

Chocolate swap
Yes, it’s another swap, this time the “Autumn Chocolate swap” on Ravelry. But with the time of year and all, it is very easy to sneak some holiday chocolate in there too! I know I did for mine, and my swap partner did for me too!
Included are 2 different kinds of Hershey kisses, and plenty of chocolate from her favorite candy shop in Lansing Michigan. This will keep me in chocolate for a while! And keeping with the chocolate theme, String Theory sock yarn in “Winter Canopy” which is a mix of browns, white and some blue.
Thank you Elizabeth (PhDinHorribleness on Ravelry)! I love your package!

Swap Karma

Posted by mobarger on Nov-12-2009

Zen Swap pkg 2
Thank you Lauren! You read me like a book! Maybe even two books!

Zen Swap pkg 2
Included in my package were 2 books, even one from my Amazon wishlist. The books are “Meditations from the Mat” and “Herbal Healing for Women.” Also in the package were Tazo Green Tea, Ghiradelli chocolate with peanut butter, some herbally cleaning towels for mats or whatever, a Wah! CD (new to me! yay!), huge jar of strawberry jam from the sender’s favorite local place, and yaarrrn.

Knit Picks Imagination
Knit Picks Imagination yarn in Seven Dwarves. Let’s go in for a close-up.

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Mmm, wool and alpaca. Lovely warm colors. I love it! Thank you blogless Lauren! I love my package and I thank you so much. Please keep me posted on your move and the progress on your new farm! Namaste!