Oh Sheri, I feel you are about to get majorly screwed by my swapping inexperience!
I was approached by Sheri over at Confessions of a Refashionista: Life on the Zig Zag a few weeks ago with the idea of a swap. I was thrilled, especially since she wanted the Link-like hat that I had so worried over. Her boisterous spirit and enthusiasm for the swap was so infectious – not to mention the fact that I would be sending something I made to Germany! Everything about this sounded like an amazing idea!
Too bad I have never done a swap before. I was woefully unprepared.
I received my package today and was floored by the enormity of the gifts and goodies inside this unassuming package. I will lay it out for you:
- My very own copy of Confessions of a Refashionista: Life on the Zig Zag
- Oh Yeah – My Copy is SIGNED!
- My family eggy-nestlace where each egg represents a member of my little family (Me, The Hubby and Maxwell)
- An incredible pair of rosette earrings
- A “tassen teppich” – or Mug Rug – for both me and the hubby to stylishly enjoy or coffee.
I was blown away by the kindness and thoughtfulness of this gift – I also feel SO GUILTY my head is about to explode. Do you know what I sent Sheri?
- A Hat.
Yup, ladies and gentleman I have epic-ly failed my first swap. I am ohhing and ahhing all over my goodies and poor Sheri is just getting a hat – I even forget to post the damn thank you card! So what is there to do? Do I send more things? I am definitely not at talented as Sheri – knitting is my main creative outlet besides painting and they are ridiculously hard to get through customs.
Here. Let’s look at bigger pictures of all this awesomesauce before I pose my question:
I want to thank Sheri from the bottom of my heart, this package was amazing! I have learned an invaluable lesson from this swap – if you’re going to do it, do it up right!
I want to do this up right…so friends and neighbors…what the hell do I do?