Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cup of Kindness Swap/Updated and CLOSED

You still have time to sign up.  I will be closing the swap on Friday.  I put together a couple samples of "cups" so you could see the idea.  I did these quickly and would add more before I sent them off.  The first one is what I would call COTTAGE.  I used a old granite cup from a barn sale.  Inside are a snowman, heart and flower ornament.  Also a bottle tree, some packaged teas and a little vintage bell on the handle.  I would most likely add some candy to the bottom and maybe include a couple other things that didn't fit in the cup.  Simple, easy, and not expensive.  The next one is VINTAGE using a aqua mason jar (there are people that drink from these jars, you know)  This was hard to get a clear picture of with my little point and shoot.  I just added some vintage Christmas ball ornaments, a vintage candy cane made from pipe cleaners, packaged tea, a tiny tree and a porcelain scotty dog.  I tied some ribbons around the top.  You could add so much more.   Okay, now that you have the idea of how easy this is........leave a comment telling me you want to sign up.  I need to know your "style" and what kind of hot drink you enjoy. (tea, coffee, hot chocolate)  Be creative and think what you would like to receive.  Make it "COZY" girls.  I will choose partners this week-end.  You have til December 5th to mail.  The sooner the better.  I had to wait in a long line yesterday mailing a swap package. 
I have figured out why I like these swaps so much.  I was a part of a group of friends that got together often.  At Christmas we all made each other something......we each took home 12 gifts.  It was so much fun.  The group got too busy and stopped meeting.  I really miss that.  Friends that shared the same thing I liked.  So now my bloggy friends have such sweet swaps.  No one on my Christmas list likes cottage, vintage, one.  So this is like my Christmas.  How about you.  Why do you join swaps.
Here is the list so far  (Updated Friday)

1.     Elizabeth (Creative Breathing)
2.     Kim (Kimberly's Korner)
3.     Margie's Blue House
4.     Maggie (Grandma Yellow Hair)
5.     Erika (Golden Egg Vintage)
6.     Little Susie Home Maker
7.     Tammy's in Love
8.     Marissa Sanchez
9.     Pam Kern (Flippery)
10.   Deb (Garage Sale Gal)
11.   Sue  (Sullivan and Murphy)
12.   Me (Cozy Blanket)
13.   Louise Lucerno
14.   Christina  (Our Happy Little Family)
15.   Gretchen  (Bird Nest Cottage)
16.   Viv (Viv on a Whim)
17.    Donna (Lavendar rose)
What a great group of girls, don't you think?

You will be hearing from me soon with the name of your partner.
Thanks again for joining up.


Susie said...

Everything you showed in photos looks cute. My sisters and I swap gifts in dec. at our sister day luncheon. I am having our fall one this Saturday. Running late this year. Smiles, Susie

Kimberly said...

its a great group of girls!

Genie said...

Well, I DEFINITELY am not welcomed considering I am still looking at your precious book in my living room. I need to be horse whipped. Shame on me, Genie. I think I am losing it. Have decided I am going to wean myself off off the yucko the doctors have me taking. It is messing with my brain, my balance, and my memory. I started on Monday so keep your fingers crossed I am successful. Some I HAVE to take but the others...CAMOOS! Buddy is off to another run this weekend but i am staying home. I am tooooo tired. Then Tuesday nite I drive to Richmond and Wed. early we all leave for Mattie's. Gene Patti and her sister have a motel room and Mattie and I have Eloise..hehehehe. Knew that was going to happen. We will drive back to Richmond on Friday and I will drive to Lex on Sat. We shall see how my back holds up. The eclass is a toughie...posted some of the photos from my work yesterday and today just now. It ends next Friday. I have not sewn anything in ages and have not even thought about Christmas. Hope you area ok.... love you lots....genie

Anonymous said...

super great group of girls!!

Blue Sky Farm said...

Great Idea.... Perhaps next time I can participate.. Headed to Hawaii next week.. Enjoy your Thanksgiving..

Jane said...

It looks like lots of fun, Debby! Wish I could join, but I'm kind of swamped just now. I really like the blue mason jar idea - very clever! Looks like you have a really great group signed up!
xo Jane

Gina said...

These are so cute! This is going to be a great swap!

Julia said...

Thanks for the invitation to swap Debby. I love seeing you and the girls have fun with the swaps but I'm trying so hard to de-clutter my house. I have to be content of just leaving a comment. HAVE FUN.

Hope the buzzards are gone by now.

Gretchen said...

Sign me up. I would love to do this Debby. What a super idea!

NanaDiana said...

Oh-You have some wonderful people signed up. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. I hope you have a great night- xo Diana


I enjoy giving gifts and I LOVE mail!!! MaryElla and I enjoyed giving each other gifts and I sure miss her. When I see something that I think she would love, I almost forget that she is in Heaven and doesn't need any gifts because she is with Jesus!
Fun ideas!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That is a wonderful group of ladies and I can't wait to see what everyone does. I love the ones you showed!

Julia said...

Hi Debby, you were asking what a worm is. In rug hooking term, it's a narrow cut strip of wool for hooking. Most rug hookers cut their wool fabric with a wool cutter.
Some use a rotary cutter and some use scissors.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I know some of them and you cannot find a lovier group of women. You are right! Thank you so much for stoppig by today and leaving such kind comments. You are always so sweet to me.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Debbi, so very cute. I only wish I had the time to participate, but sadly I can't swing it this year.

So adorable.


Little Susie Home Maker said...

Those are so wonderful! And I love Farm house!! and vintage!! The swaps are fun, and this is a great idea you have!!

donna said...

Debby I would love to join in on your swap. Sounds like fun.

vivian said...

ok! i'll play! why not!
thanks for the nudge.

Marissa said...

fun, fun fun.. can hardly wait.

Marissa said...

fun, fun fun.. can hardly wait.

bj said...

Gosh, you girls are having fun with this glad. I have no idea the rules of a swap. :)
Ya'll have fun.
xo bj

Relyn Lawson said...

How fun! Can't wait to see more peaks once you receive your swap package.

Perfectly Printed said...

What a wonderful idea for a swap!
I am a new follower, not sure how I have missed your blog all this time! Happy Thanksgiving!


koralee said...

Looks like fun! Such sweet treasures to share! xoxox

✿Carol✿ said...

These are so cute, and I wish I had the creativity to join in that swap! Can't wait to see what you receive, and what everyone else has created!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Ray Lynn said...

Hi there! I'm Ray from Dog, Stop Drooling I wanted to introduce myself and let you know that I have contacted Marissa, my swap partner, but she is a no reply blogger and we are having a hard time communicating. Thanks for holding the swap!