Ooo....I'm so late with my Saturday post! Constantly coming, going, creating, working or playing around here! Sometimes squeezing in a moment or two to BLOG is difficult~
Sooo~here I be! Late or not, today I just had to share with you something exciting that came my way this past week.
I "met" Melissa from Piney Rose Cottage several years ago during the height of my eBay selling days. She'd pop in now and then with the sweetest emails and one day I got word that she had been one of a group of ladies that had written ROMANTIC HOMES MAGAZINE about my work and SOMEHOW that led to being in several issues of their amazing magazine. Ever since then I've tried to keep tabs on her. She's blessed me more than I can say...
Anyway, a couple of months back while visiting Miss Melissa's sweet Bloggie I read some chatter about a MATCHBOX SWAP she had either hosted or participated in. Now...I've never been in a Swap...didn't really know much about them or even what to do. Miss M wrote me back with the details and we decided to do a Swap just between the two of us with a ship date of 8/1.
Well...a few days ago my box from Melissa arrived and it is just the sweetest thing EVAHHH! She hand decorated a sweet matchbox and filled it up and overflowing with the neatest treasures. Old buttons, lace (gobs of lace), trinkets, rhinestones, old roses, leaves, ribbon, picture cards, etc.
You name it she tucked it inside... Not only that she sent me a separate rose tin/box filled up, too! I couldn't believe it. And...to make my already happy heart sing even louder she sent me a sweet card and hand written note.
Now...I would LOVE to show you the box that I sent to Melissa. I took pictures of it and everything...but, I can't find where I put them on my computer and I've looked everywhere. My offering to my friend greatly paled in comparison to what she sent me, however. I'll let her tell you about it if she feels so led. If I run across the pictures over the next few days I'll upload them for you...
Thank you, Miss M, for your generous heart. I learned a great deal doing this FIRST SWAP and I just very well may have to participate in another one in the future! It was so much fun and I hope you liked the FEW treasures I sent your way...
At the very least your box was painted with LOVE!
Let it be said~
MUCH MORE GIVING
Love to you all this beautiful Saturday...