Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wonderful Swap Package from CJ

Boy, it's been a busy week! Finally finding the time this morning to post about the terrific swap package I got from my good friend, CJ, in Oklahoma! Well, I guess I have some time on my hands this morning, because we have about 4" of that white stuff on the ground and more coming down as I'm typing this. So I'm thinking dinner will be whatever I can scrounge from the fridge and pantry! (I'm sure we won't starve.)

I can truly say CJ is a friend, because Aunt Pitty Pat and I got to spend time with her and her hubby, Ken, when I visited APP in Kansas last fall. She was such a gracious hostess-with-the-mostess, and Ken even took us all down to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to view the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial - both breathtaking and solemn, especially at night.

But, back to the aprons! For Country Pleasurer's Valentine Apron Swap, CJ sent me this most fabulous apron package! Here's the VERY cute apron - I just love it! It even has heart-shaped pockets! 

But if that cute apron wasn't enough, CJ sent me.....

Not ONE...

...not TWO...

...but THREE!

Three of her most sought-after pincushions! I have been lusting after these pincushions since visiting APP and getting to use the ones that CJ sent her! And now I have THREE of my very own! They are soooo cute and soooo wonderful to use! I love love love them, CJ! And I have already loaded them up with pins! Thank you, Thank you!

But that's not's the cutest ever little needle book. She says she made up the pattern herself - I love the little triangle flap on the left side and look - she machine-emroidered the felt pad with little hearts - such a sweet touch :-)
Here's the front: 
But wait! That STILL wasn't all! She also sent me another beautiful Mug Rug! Probably because I've told her that I am using the one she sent me for Christmas as a candle mat, year-round, in my kitchen ;-) Ain't it pertty?

Thank you, CJ! You spoiled me but I'm so glad you did!


Cathy said...

You are very welcome, sweet Ms Nadine!! I was sooo glad to finally get all your goodies to you and am happy that you like them all :)
looking forward to your visit this summer ~ working on getting the dates to work out.

Amy said...

WOW - she went all out and I love, love, love that apron!

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Fabulous swap package.. aren't you cat meow ;)I love it all... Yes we are very lucky ladies to have a set of CJ's awesome pin-keeps.. I use mine all the time. I don't know what I did before I got these lovely keeps. I know I used the table cloth, or my pant leg!!! LOL sometimes I would forget they were in the pant leg and I would poke the bejebies out of myself!!
Great apron.. Heart pockets.. that's another idea for the APP's aprons ;)Thanks for sharing your wonderful items!!