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Friday 27 December 2013

Gift Exchange

This year I participated in my first online gift swap. I signed up for a newbie swap and was paired with a lady from Louisiana. We were both supposed to gift something handmade and we had an opportunity to ask each other some questions to get a sense of what to make.

I decided to knit her a pair of fingerless gloves. She said it doesn't stay cold for long where she lives so I opted for a light wool yarn.

And I couldn't believe what she made for me.

A gorgeous PURSE! It has a lining and pockets and even another sash to match!! I was so surprised. I hope that my dinky hand warmers were enough of a handmade gift for me to deserve such a lovely present in return. Definitely an inspiration to participate in more swaps!!

This photo is terrible, I took it inside in the dark when I opened the package. I have been meaning to get outside and take better photos for about a week now and I'll update this post when I do.

I just had to tell you about it.

Speaking of which.... I have now been blogging for two months and have about 25 entries, and not one comment. Sometimes up to 200 people a day visit my blog. (Not many in the internet world, but still, it's more than nobody)

So, if you are reading this, please leave me a comment!
Thanks for reading!


  1. Ok, I think I have figured this out. I made a google account (very necessary) and should be good to go. So, let's see. I so enjoy this blog - makes my day...another way to visit my lovely daughter and precious grandson. The stocking you made David reminds me of the one I stitched for Caroline. Do you remember it? Nana did not live long enough to knit one for her, and at the time I didn't know how to knit a stocking. I felt hers should be homemade as well keeping a bit with the tradition. I had always planned to put her name at the top, but sad to say I never did. It served Santa well for 22 years even so. That purse is beautiful - what an awesome gift!! Crafters are always the nicest people <3

    1. Thanks mom! I have now enabled anonymous comments. Still working out the blogging kinks. I do remember Caroline's stocking, but I never knew that you made it!



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