Sunday, September 09, 2007

U is for...

Unbelievable! That's how I describe the lovely box that Rebecca sent me as part of the "Shoebox Swap." Here's her blog:

And here are my goodies:
Becka had everything wrapped in pretty colors of tissue paper, with a note on each one explaining how it related to the box's theme..."Refreshed." What could be more refreshing than listening to Frankie, sipping Swiss Mocha coffee and either crocheting with the softest yarn ever, or reading a copy of "Cottage Living"?

See, I don't live in a cottage...yet. I live in a high ranch with my four kids and my daughter's boyfriend and various pets. But Mike and I want a little bungalow when we retire, and Becka said I could read the mag and dream of my 'future retirement cottage.'

I also received the cutest Mary Englebreit notecards, a cute mousepad, a delicious smelling candle and an even more delicious smelling roomspray. Hey, Becka...I love the roomspray because it doesn't make me choke like other sprays. It's so light and delicate!

And I confess...I broke out the knitting needles and decided to knit myself a scarf instead of doing crochet. I've been wanting to try my hand at knitting, something I haven't done in ages, and you've inspired me. And...the color of the yarn is a great match for a coat I'm making. Maybe now I'll get off my lazy duff and actually hem the thing...which I started 2 years ago!

The lovely and sweet bloggers who started this fun swap are:

Monica, at

And Carrie at

Thanks ladies, it was so much fun. And many, many thanks to you, Rebecca! Hugs and Kisses, too!


Kelly said...

what a fun package! swaps are always so much fun!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Great package. My favorite is the Sinatra cd.

Jude :-) said...

Wow, Clare! Awesome box!! Can't wait to see your scarf! It's so fun to get little treats we might now buy for ourselves. :-)

Susie Q said...

What a wonderful package! All sorts of fun treasures!
I know you are just lovin' it all!

Have a sweet week!


Brenda said...

Love the package. Love your dog better hehe. I have one also. Come by and visit sometime. You can meet Java. He is a year old now.

Rebecca said...

So glad you liked it all! I just emailed you.

I hope you share a picture of your scarf when you are done it!

Have a great day!

Rebecca said...

Hey! I just got off the internet, went to check the mail, and lo and behold! My package arrived! HURRAH!

Thank you so much for all my goodies! I loved each and every one. I gotta say, Clare, sneaking something in there for Corynn was SO thoughtful and kind. She was so pleased and surprised! Come check my blog to see pictures. You spoiled us and I thank you so much!

carrie said...


Thank you for participating in the swap--glad you had fun. I loved seeing all your goodies. Hope you'll post a link to your pix on my blog this Friday, so all the swappers can get peeks!

thehomespunheart said...

Lovely! What a nice package! :) So glad you were "refreshed"!!!