Thursday, August 12, 2010

Swap Goodies - Sent

I recently participated in A Midsummer Night's Dream swap with Sweet Goodness Swaps. Our inspiration was supposed to come from warm summer nights, soft music and romantic Shakespeare.

I struggled a bit with the inspiration, so I went with a midsummer evening picnic theme. My swap partner Sue, is a multitalented farm girl in Tennessee. Check out her farm website and her blogs. She keeps herself pretty busy with crops and dairy goats and all sorts of farm critters.

Here's a look at the goodies I sent her:

A few thrifted summer themed cookbooks, locally made caramels (one of her favorite sweets) and some pretty notecards in Sue's favorite colors.

You can't really tell from this photo, but there are homemade marshmallows in that jar. I followed this recipe and they are fabulous! (Nathan ate 7 of them at one sitting!)

And finally, a picnic blanket to use on a sunny summer day or a starry summer night. I used the leftover quilt blocks from the quilt top I made for myself last summer.

And the back of the picnic blanket.

Overall, I was very happy with the package I put together for Sue and so was she. I'll post photos of my goodies when the package arrives. Speaking of which, I better go check the mail. :)


jillytacy said...

I LOVE the picnic blanket. It turned out great! I'm sure your partner is planning a picnic or a night beneath the stars as we speak!! said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the picnic blanket and the marshmallows were fabulous!!! What a great package to have gotten!!!

cindy said...

I love the idea of midsummer night candy switch.
I'm joining your blog so I won't miss out on anything else.