Thursday, April 22, 2010

Another swapper spoiled by Kerry

My package from Kerry arrived today! Boy was I spoiled! I thought I would take you on a little tour.

The box felt very heavy for an ornament swap. My son (11) was so excited to open it to see if there was any chocolates in there that I made him wait until I opened up all the other mail first. When I opened it all I saw was PURPLE! WooHoo! My favorite color!

I gently took off the top layer of shredded paper and found this. I saved the shredded paper to recycle to use another month.

Inside I found these two adorable birdie jars with Mike n Ikes and jelly beans. Of course we had to stop right here and try the candies. Just to make sure they made the trip safely of course. These jars are so cute they will be staying on my sewing table with buttons once they are empty.

Four wonderful coasters. I have one at my table by the couch, Hubby has one on his side, Robbie (11) has another on my table and the last one went to my daughter's (19) room.  See how Kerry carried the birdie theme throughout so far?

Such a pretty birdie with jingle bells. I love jingle bells! There is something about the sound of jingle bells and wind chimes that make me smile.

Another sweet birdie. Robbie thought this one was made of chocolate. I think he has been craving chocolate a bit too much lately lol.

Was that it?......

Nope! This is one of those iron on embroidery patterns that I love so much. This is perfect timing too. I have a swap coming up that involves birdhouses and these will be perfect!

My Kerry made scrapbook. I tried to explain what a scrapbook is used for pertaining to this swap but he just didn't get it. I'm obviously not a scrapbooker so it isn't something he is used to.

Last but not least...some gorgeous fabric. If you look closely you can see a little butterfly charm. I love butterflies and dragonflies so this was fun to see.

Thank you Kerry for everything! You have gone above and beyond.


Kerry said...

Glad it arrived safely Robin........ I bet those little birdie wings were tired after their long journey... hee...hee!!!
So glad you liked it all - I had a ton of fun making the little birds. I love the fact that this swap gives us an excuse to make all the cutsey things we'd normally put on the back burner:-)

Yarni Gras! said...

oh my! You were spoiled! Everything is lovely!!!

nattyj said...

A beautiful package as always by Kerry. Love the birds too!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Kerry...the poor birdies were sleeping when they arrived lol.

This swap is very fun! It makes me think in a different way. I'm trying to go outside of my comfort zone. Plus, once I finish this month's ornament I can't wait to see what next month's theme will be.

gin said...

what a lovely package!!

Ruhammie said...

Oh WOW!! What a ton of fun!! Kerry is very good at keeping the theme throughout all her packaging. What a clever idea!

Tina said...

It's very nice to meet you! That looks like a lovingly, wonderfully prepared package, and I'm a bit...envious. (Ok, jealous. With the green eyes and all.) I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. Thanks for visiting at Life is Good.