Thank you to the ladies who joined me in the 'Australia Day Swap' for 2018... it's been so good to see the various parcels make their way to their recipient & each of you made such fun selections of items!
In this swap, we send 5 items; each item starting with a letter from the word AUSTRALIA.
My parcel arrived from lovely Jo, who blogs over HERE.
Seriously, Jo has blown me away with her generosity & I just love every item.
She sent me an item representing every letter from AUSTRALIA, not just the 5, lucky lucky me!
|Love the patriotic wrapping!|
Here's my goodies:
A = Aussie Apron (aprons are a must-wear for me!)
U = Unknown item
S = Star Whisk
T = Thimbles (brilliant, because I rarely hand-stitch without one!)
R = Rotary Blade & Ruler
A = Australian Greeting Card
L = Lollies
I = Ice Cube Tray (love the Aussie shapes!)
A - Aussie Flag Can Cooler
So the Unknown Item... I had seen these little whats-its in kitchen shops but never known what they were, so what fun it was to have one sent to me from Jo...
WELL, it's a ladel clip... & I can't tell you how handy that's going to be... it will encourage me to keep my spoon/ladle/stirrer near the pot I'm actually cooking in, rather than absentmindedly plopping it down somewhere else in the kitchen! I do that often, LOL
Thank you again Jo, I really appreciate the thought & wonderful ideas of gifts in what you've sent to me.
I put together some goodies for Susan:
S = Scented Candles
T = Thread Snips
I = Instant Hand Sanitiser
L = Leaf Print Fabric
A = Australia Day toothpick flags
Please do go by the blogs of the other ladies who joined in. Their posts about this swap can be found by clicking on their name: Kaylee, Susan & Jo.
Lyn joins us each year too; she doesn't blog, but her items sent & received can be see on Kaylee's blog & Jo's blog.
Our national holiday gives me a moment to reflect that I'm just so glad to have been born into a country of freedom & relative peace. I have a LOT to be grateful for as a resident of this amazing Wide Brown Land.