Tuesday, 30 January 2018

'Australia Day Swap' for 2018... I've Been Spoilt!

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.


kiwikid said...

Great swap once again, Jo sent you some lovely things. Love that whats - it for the kitchen!

Susan said...

lovely to see your goodies....that ice cube tray looks familiar!...love how clever the U thing is...

Anonymous said...

Hi Anthea,lovely swap gifts both sent and received,your swap was a lot of fun its been awesome seeing all the lovely goodies that the ladies chose,hope you have a lovely day xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely Aussie loot coming and going Anthea. Gee love that ladel clip!

Jo said...

Glad you liked them all. Hope you have fun using them.

Maria said...

Was good of Jo to find an interesting item for "U"..
Very handy...

Mary said...

Very nice and creative goodies for the swap.

KimM said...

HOLY SMOKES! You certainly WERE spoiled!!!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Aren't you a lucky girl!!! Such lovely swap pressies! Happy Belated Aussie Day!! xx

Renee said...

What fun gifts both received and gifted! How fun.

O'faigh said...

Enjoyed seeing the different swap parcels, I was away this year maybe next year

Sue's Patchwork and Quilting Blog said...

Hi Anthea,
Looks like a great swap. Nice items you received too. I have never seen a ladle clip before. Have fun using the items. From Sue Coleman. raider1969@gmail.com

Angie in SoCal said...

What treasures. Wonderful poem.

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