When I first started my blog, I wasn't a blog reader, wasn't even quite sure what they were for or about. I thought it would just be a business tool. When I saw "swaps" going on, after browsing a bit, I wondered what the heck those were about. Giveaways too. Why would anyone give away their hand made goods to strangers???
Then, as I got to know my readers and other bloggers, I realized that they are not strangers at all! And giveaways are just a small part of giving back all the goodness I get from all of you out there.
And swaps?! Wow! Its so fun to see other artist's take on the same subject and it is just wonderful to see what each one comes up with for the theme.
This altered apron swap hosted by Heather and her good buddy, Stephanie(who is new to blogging, but has sure hit the ground running and has a nice spot to visit!) is a great example of the talent and generosity out there in blogworld. This frothy concoction was waiting for me this afternoon on the porch.
Just look at the details that went into its transformation! Lori drew my name as the person she was whipping up an apron for and she sure nailed my tastes, didn't she?
Lori sent along a goodie packet with the apron.
The "Bluebird Buttons" card went directly into my china cabinet with my blue bird collection.
And the embroidered hanky went right to Twinkle. I think I'll have her wear it for Easter Sunday's egg hunt.
I know what I'll be wearing! Thanks, Lori!!
On a much, much less pretty note, this is what my studio looks like right now. I think I've mentioned that I use my two dining room tables in the front half of the studio for big family dinners. But why do dinners always seem to be around the same time as something big going on that causes me to trash my studio? Right now, I am packing up for Miss Frenchie's sale (by the way, that blog is updated). So, the room looks like a twister hit it, not like I am going to be serving a turkey dinner there.
I'd better get cracking on that, huh? I'll try to gather up something for April's giveaway to show you in the next post. I'll probably find something really nice buried in that mess somewhere. Just because I don't have a prize yet doesn't mean there isn't a giveaway. All comments count, all month.