Saturday night hockey

Saturday night hockey
Saturday night hockey

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Goodie Swap

I have been meaning to show pictures of what I sent and received in the Goodie Swap for more than a week.  The days just seem to fly by and even “falling back” on Saturday night didn’t help me to have more time.  Maybe that’s because it was the weekend and we had to get out and enjoy the mild winter we’re having so far.  Here’s DH and friends enjoying the classic Canadian winter pastime…


I am a terrible skater, but I love the freedom of skating on the lake.  It often only lasts for a day or two before the snow gets too deep, but this year we’re hanging on and are up to a week of lake skating.

On to the Goodie Swap.  I received two lovely packages.  The first from Katy in Scotland. A colourful mug rug, a sweet Sherbet Pips bag and a couple of Scottish trinkets.  Look at those tiny bottles of Scotch!  And the cute Scottie dogs.  The original macaroon bar is tasty and VERY sweet. 


Look at the cute matching zipper pull….


My other package came from Linda in Ireland.  Look at all the goodies she sent me !


Another interesting and colourful mug rug, a very pretty bag which is meant for sewing supplies but looks like it would also work well for art supplies, a classic needle case, lovely little purse and a fat quarter.  Also a calendar with pictures from Ireland and two postcards.

Here is the back of the mug rug…great fabrics!


Here is what I sent….First to Kat in Scotland…..  I had to steal the mug rug pictures from her blog as I forgot to take photos before I mailed them….


mug rug for Kat

back of mug rug for Kat

And this mug rug and bag went to Helen in England….



There were a few little goodies in the parcels as well, but I can’t remember to take pictures of everything. 

Lovely swap. I’m not great at exuberance but…. Big thanks to Cindy for organizing it!  And super thanks to Linda and Katy for my fabulous gifts!



  1. what fantastic goodies received and sent!
    Are you still upset with the postie?
    I think they have more than made amends.

  2. Looks like a lot of fun. Hard to think about all that ice already. Our leaves are just getting a hint of color.

  3. Wow! Lovely goodies. I can't even remember cold - we are experiencing temperatures in the mid-30*C! Cold is how we serve our drinks and salads!

  4. Looks like a fun swap for you all with lots of goodies being sent and received.

    Love to see you guys on the ice. I have started swimming again now. Seems funny that we have the upside down seasons. Guess that's why they say downunder. LOL

  5. Janet I loved seeing your picture of skating on the ice - it's so rare that we get that kind of cold here in the south that when I see it I have to smile. And your goodie swap - so fun! blessings, marlene

  6. More goodies?? Wow! I haven't been ice skating in years. Wonder if it's like riding a bicycle?

  7. Janet, so glad you got my goodie parcel, I was so worried that it wasn't going to turn up.
    Best wishes
    LindaC in Ireland