While new to blogging I signed up for a 'pink' swap hosted by Sandy (http://arttealife.blogspot.com/). I felt-in some ways- like I was taking a step-of-faith. An international swap, no guidelines as to price of gift, or type, a step into the unknown.
After spending an enjoyable afternoon putting gifts together for my assigned partner I was happy. I so love shopping - and the thought that my parcel would be a surprise to an American, that I had not had any contact with, brought a smile to my face. The swap was over.
Then came the surprise this morning (yes, I always end up forgetting these things go both ways) a parcel from France. Just look at all those gorgeous stamps!
I sat down with a lovely coffee and opened my parcel from Caty (http://cronicasdelarochelle.blogspot.com/). What a joy - the most recent issue of Marie Claire, glorious illustrations, with my school girl French and a dictionary I will while away an afternoon very soon (Caty has offered to translate any articles I really want to read). Beautiful papers, a desk calendar, embroidery floss, embellishments and envelopes. Lots of lovely treats.
Thank you Caty