May 20, 2011

Friendship Swap Goodies!!!

Boy it's going to be a good day today!! The mail lady brought me my Friendship swap package from Ronda over at http://simplthymeprims.blogspot.com/ & I am soooo AMUSED!! 


Just look at all these goodies Ronda sent me!


She sent me some wool, a punch needle book, punch needle kit, punch needle pattern, some samples of the Zija health products she sells (which I'm drinking right now! It's actually pretty good! ), a couple adorable pads of paper ( I really needed these - I needed one for the fridge so maybe I won't lose my grocery list so often!), & 2 of the most adorable bugs I have ever seen!

Just look at the punch needle book ~  punch needle kit ~ & the super cute pattern she sent...I can't wait to sit down & read the book to figure out what to do! I had mentioned to Ronda that I loved her punch needle work & would love to learn how to actually do it some day & she was so sweet & sent me all the things I need to get started!




Here's where my bugs "landed"! I just LOVE them!

here's a close up of the bee
a close up of the ladybug
They are both so prim-tastic! Just look @ the antenna & wings! She puts so much detail into her work!

She also sent me an AWESOME pin keep - it's my first & I don't think I'll be able to actually put any pins in it because I love it so much! Think I'm going to leave it on the shelf in my kitchen ~it looks good there! :O)




Thank you so much Ronda for all the great gifts! I've had so much fun doing this swap ~ it was my first & thank you for being such a great swap partner & making it such a great experience!

If you haven't been by Ronda's blog ~ please stop over & see her. She makes such beautiful things.  Also her new grandbaby Karter was born @ only 27 weeks & could use all the prayers he can get.  She said he's doing great ~ that he's a tough lil guy, which is great. I hope he continues to be "tough" & grow & get to go home as soon as he can. My prayers are with Karter & all of Ronda's family.

Oh & thank you to Tricia over @ Hillcrest Home Prims for hosting the swap!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I was trying to paint my kitchen table when the mail lady arrived so I'm heading back to it! I'll hopefully have some pics of it for you in a few days!

15 comments:

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

WOW - You hit the Jackpot - what a wonderful swap package you received!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I am praying for your grandson, Karter. I know the Lord will make everything OKAY. Keep the faith my friend and keep us informed PLEASE!

I love all your awesome friendship goodies!!!

Gid Bless and please remember, my family is praying for Karter!!!!!!

Blessings,
Tricia

myomyohi said...

lots of goodies

rachel said...

Tricia,
Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Karter is actually my swap partner Ronda's grandson. :) Thank you for the well wishes & prayers for him though. I know they are very thankful for all of them!

Have a great weekend!
Rachel

Ronda said...

Rachel,
I am so glad you enjoyed your swap package, it was fun putting it together for you and getting to know you. I enjoy helping others learn to do new things, punch needle is so enjoyable, I also forgot to mention there are tons of YouTube videos to help you along as well, maybe even some from the lady who authored the book I sent you.

I can't express how much it means to me that Karter continues to receive so many prayers and kind words from so many people. I know he hears you all...and I'm sure it gives him strength, I know it does me.

Have a great day Rachel, I have so enjoyed meeting you and thank you for making this swap so much fun.

Blessings,
Ronda...

Don't forget I'm here if you need help!!

cottageprims said...

Great goodies! I'd love to learn punch needle too.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Angela said...

Rachel, great swap goodies. Love the bee. I have alwasys wanted to try my luck a punch needle art. Maybe one day. Have never done a swap but have been thinking about trying one. Glad you enjoyed yours. Have a great day and post pic. of your table.

Sheila said...

Rachel all your goodies Ronda sent you are awesome! I'm always amazed at seeing what others come up with and create. I will be praying for little Karter too.
Blessings,
Sheila

creekside rummager said...

What a cute ladybug and bee. Nice swap gifts.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Love that bee! I hear punchneedle is addicting-have fun! (Will send a prayer up for Ronda's Karter) ~*~Lisa

earlene said...

Rachel it looks like that would be a fun package to open.
Have a great weekend!

lilraggedyangie said...

O Sis , great swap them bugs are great and Ronda spoiled you good ,hurry up and read that book so I can read it next , Punch needle is awesome and she sure got you off to a good start! Prayers for Lil Karter and his family !

Firecracker Kid said...

Wow, that's alot of wonderful goodies from Ronda. I love her needleworks too. I got a bumble bee abd ladybug too:) Good for you luv!
Carol

TheCrankyCrow said...

Sweet goodies, Rachel! Ronda makes an awesome swap partner! I have some of her wonderful hand-dids and love each and every one of them...Have fun punching....It is the main reason I don't gte much hooking done anymore - it is so fun (and easy!!) You're gonna love it. Very low learning curve too....Once you figure out threading the needle, you're pretty much good to go! Smiles & Hugs, Robin

michelle said...

What an amazing swap sweetie!Ronda is such a doll.Have fun!big hugs michelle