Well, i received a wonderful Jiffy Bag full of Crystal Light Honey and Lemon Green Tea from Christina in the USA, for which i sent her a set of personalized bottlecap magnets (i'm sure i blogged about them before i sent them)
Then i did a handmade magnet swap on swap bot - the brief was "4 handmade magnets" for 2 different partners. i wanted to do 2 sets of for but it ended up a set of 3 and a single for one parnter (runningoutofroom). this is the single:
and then the set of 3: she's received them as said she loves them.
Then the set of four for my other parnter, who i can't remember off the top of my head, but they are in the USA so it will be a couple of days before they get there yet i think. and both people sending to me are in the states, plus the send date hasn't passed yet - it was the 28th i think.
i received my letter in a matchbox, which was the swap i hosted, from clareyfairy
and her's the one i sent to chappykat, who received it happily!
I responded to Diddldonna's rquest on the forum for some swap cards, which i designed, printed and cut up - they are about ATC size (2.5 " x 3.5") - and in return she has sent a little suprise for a special occasion to a person who is special to me.
I've started cooking dinner once a week for mum and david again, to give mum a night off, so for the first week it was shin of beef and ale casserole with potato and celeriac mash. i dug up the 3 celeriac we planted from the seedlings grandpa gave us.........the thing about root veg is that ou don't know whats under the surface......
Not much was the answer!!!
lots if bits of roots but not much main root!
Mum got a new orchid as the last flowering one had finally dropped its flowers after 2 months and wanted some photos:
i might try this one as a greetings card, and mum mentioned there was one she thought might look nice on a canvas.
Then came Mojo's Digital ATC swap, 2 ATCs of digitally altered images for 2 parnters:
2 for Chaz:
And 2 for my other partner (sorry bad memory):
My final photos are of a cake mum asked me to make ready for the canadian visitors on sunday, it was a kind of fruit cake but the bog standard dried fruit in tesco looked so unappealing so i got a bag of jumbo raisins, golden raisins and dried cherries. doesn't look too bad, does it?
Only a couple of days now to find out if it's "matured" nicely and tastes ok!