Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sisters' Shoebox Swap "Harvest"

I recently participated in my second Sisters' Shoebox Swap. The first one was about a year ago and my partner was Ms. Ruth, the sisters' mom! Ms. Ruth sent me a wonderful box that I treasure. It was so much fun and such a good experience, I wanted to participate again. Carrie and Monica do a really good job with this swap. They make sure everything goes smoothly! The theme of this swap was "Harvest".

This time my partner was Kim. As soon as I saw who my partner was I recognised her as being the person who made a pocketbook from my pocketbook tutorial! I even posted a picture of her finished pocketbook! Click here to see it.

I received an email from Kim asking me what some of my favorite Bible verses are and so I emailed her with my list.

This is one of the items in the box:



This touched me so much because this verse was handwritten by my uncle (also a church pastor) in a sympathy card he sent to me in 1986 when my son, Josh, died. I have never forgotten that verse and now I have it in this beautifully cross stitched, framed picture.

This is a picture of the other items. I can't begin to tell you how special each of these items are. The mat in the middle is hand made by Kim and has other favorite Bible verses written on there. She uses these to help her children memorize Bible verses. I love it. It looks so pretty sitting on my table with a candle or pumpkin sitting on it!



Kim attached a tag to each item telling what it is. The funniest one was attached to the chocolate. It said: "Chocolate... enough said".

I am so excited about the Gooseberry Patch cookbook!!! I have been wanting one forever! She has definitely been reading my blog to know so much about me. She gave me a grandmother's book, a candle, goat's milk soap, lotion, a handmade fabric pumpkin, a handmade "harvest" garland, a brag book, hand knit dishcloths, flavored coffee creamer, a Country Home magazine and spiced pecans.

Kim, thank you so much!

I tried to put together a special package for Kim too. Here is a picture of her items:




It contains: A "Not Just Beans" cook book, a Pie cookbook, a handmade totebag in her favorite colors, a handmade clothespin bag, harvest dish towels, a leaf shaped cookie cutter, book marks, a prayer journal, two books, a handmade mini wallet, a harvest colored spatula, silicone trivet and some Thimbleberries fabric squares.

I wrapped the items within the shoebox in some Fall themed fabric that she can use for another purpose if she wishes:



I think that Kim and I agree that God was at work when we were putting together our boxes.

Also, thanks to the sisters who sponsored the swap! I posted my pictures early because I'll be away from the computer for a few days, but if you'll go to Carrie's Blog Wednesday, the 19th, you can see all the other shoeboxes in this swap.

6 comments:

ancient one said...

What a cute idea. You both "done good!"

Marites said...

that is so amazing to be able to swap beautiful things. it's a beautiful activity.

Mom2fur said...

I'm sorry I missed that last shoebox swap...it sure looks like it was fun. Both boxes are great!

Mom2fur said...

Come on over and visit me...I nominated you for an award!

Terri said...

That is such a wonderful idea. I love everything in both boxes!

Dianne said...

What a neat idea. I love the things that were in Kim's Shoebox and the things that you gave her. Very nice.

I've tagged you so come on over and see about the details.

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