Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Exchanges

Recently I participated in a lovely Christmas exchange. To say that I was thrilled with Roberta's package is an understatement. It's as if she read my mind and gave me exactly what I wanted. The box was filled with fun tissue with three delightful-looking packages inside. What could they be?


First was a Bavarian Art Wax Christmas ornament. Ornaments are my most favorite Christmas item and I'm always on the lookout for unusual new ones - which is why the tree keeps getting larger and larger...


Next was this beautifully lined Whitman tin set with awesome gold scissors and French needles. Isn't it wonderful?


And lastly, she included a lovely tin filled with German chocolate. Can't get much better than that...


I was really excited with all these lovely goodies. Much appreciation to Roberta!

My exchange has been sent, but not received, so I'll post pictures of that once it reaches its destination.

My DH is scheduled for shoulder surgery tomorrow morning. Recovery is supposed to be a beast, so I'd appreciate any prayers for him. I'm taking my needlework while I wait, so maybe I can get some stitching done.

Everyone take care. :)

37 comments:

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on a lovely exchange. You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure everything will be all right. He will be as good as new for Christmas. (((((hug))))

stitchinfiend said...

What a lovely lot of goodies you recieved. Your DH is in my prayers. Hope his recovery is speedy.

Shari said...

your exchange looks great!!!!! Prayers today for you & your husband. Any surgeries are scary...hugs!

nima said...

wow..beautiful exchange....

hope and pray that your DH will get well soon....and you both will have a nice christmas

FayeRaye said...

What a nice exchange!! Congrats!! The surgery will go fine!! My DH had rotater cuff surgery 2 yrs ago and after about 6 mos he was as good as new!~~ Hang in there! Faye

Emily said...

Yum, the chocolate looks good. Will be praying for DH.

Robin said...

What a great exchange. and I'll send up prayers for DH and the surgery.

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

So glad you liked what I did for our exchange - it was great fun to do!

Prayers and good wishes to your husband and his surgery and to you to stay strong through the recovery.

Roberta

J Rae said...

What a nice exchange! Lucky girl!

Thoughts & prayers about your DH's surgery. Keep us posted.

Parsley said...

Hope your hubby is okay!

Nice surprises. Isn't that just the best fun?!

Have a great day.

lynda said...

You and your husband will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope his surgery goes well and that the recovery is quick. Take care....

Jan said...

Carolyn, that package is delightful and I can see why you were so thrilled with the contents!! Lots of wonderful goodies, and you can tell they were well thought out, each one!

Will most assuredly be praying for your husband's surgery and subsequent recovery.

Kathy said...

I will be thinking of your DH today. I hope his surgery is successful with a quick recovery and very little pain.
Love your exchange. Especially the chocolate. :) And I relly like the items she stitched for you. They look very familiar. LOL

Carol said...

What a wonderful exchange, Carolyn! I would be thrilled, too...

Wishing your husband all the best for a quick recovery after his shoulder surgery!

Bagira said...

WOW! What wonderful gifts! Bavarian Art Wax Christmas ornament is a charm! I love those nice Christmas trifle too! And chocolate! ooooo! Very tasty! I love chocolate!
Perfect gifts! I am so happy for you!

Prayers today for you and your husband.

Stephanie M. said...

Great surprise, beautiful gifts!! I hope everything goes well for your husband, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mel said...

Great exchange!
I do hope everything goes well with your DH.

Charlene said...

Great exchange! Those needles are one of my favorites!

Hope you'll get some stitching done during the wait, and you'll both be in my thoughts tomorrow and following for recovery!!

Patricia Cecilia said...

I will keep your husband (and you) in my prayers. Tell your husband to take the medications prescribed and not to give in to his pride--the meds will help him recover faster!

5 Foot Runt said...

Nice exchange gifts. I'm sure they'll get lots of use. In my thoughts and prayers as well.

Vonna said...

What a very nice and beautiful exchange to receive. AND I'm thinking and praying for your DH's successful surgery.
GOOD LUCK!

Meari said...

Oh, very cool indeed! Enjoy your new gifts :)

Joei said...

Really lovely exchange!!!
Both you and your DH are in my prayers. Hope he will have a safe surgery and he'll have a speedy recovery. Been there, done that, it's scary but prayers definitely help.

Karen said...

Great exchange received!

Hope all goes well with your husband! Will keep you in my thoughts.

Daffycat said...

Ooo, it is a lovely exchange to receive!

I do hope everything went well today! Your DH is in my thoughts.

CindyMae said...

Oooooh, what a wonderful package you received!!

Shelley said...

Congrats on a wonderful package. The chocolates alone were well worth it, lol! Good luck to hubby on the surgery. Hope the recovery is too bad.

Sherry said...

What a great exchange! You got lots of goodies!

Nancy M said...

Nice exchange! Those sewing goodies look wonderful and personalized too! I was once promises Swiss chocolate.....never happened. Oh well.

Cyndi said...

Cool goodies you got! Good luck with the surgery & speedy recovery for DH...prayers being said.

Lisa said...

Lovely exchange items, very pleasing. Hope the surgery went well for your DH, get well prayers for you here.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congrats on the lovely exchange. I wish your husband a speedy recovery.

DUSTY said...

Carolyn, your exchange gifts are wonderful !!! I can see why you are so pleased. Hope all goes well for your DH and yes shoulder surggery is very painful. i will keep him in my prayers for a fast recovery.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'll keep your hubby in my thoughts!

What a beautiful package to receive!

Dawn said...

Carolyn, your gifts were gorgeous.
Lucky lady.

I do hope that DH is bearing up,my thoughts, and prayers are still with you.

Hugs to both of you.

CameoRoze said...

Hope the surgery went well!

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