A couple of weeks ago I came across a scarf swap set up by the blogger at Celebrate Life, Karen Davis. I love surprises and impulsively decided to participate. Karen took names and matched up the swappers. She matched me with Leesh from The Blarkness Chronicles.
Leesh lives in Canada, and I'm in Arizona. Of the questions Karen asked, we both were okay with mailing to an international partner. I mailed my package on November 13th and my post office told me the package would arrive in Canada within a week, but might not get delivered for one to two additional weeks.
Leesh emailed me on November 15th to let me know she'd mailed my package. I think we were both nervous that our packages would not arrive by the deadline, which is today.
On Wednesday when I got home from work, after running errands and doing some grocery shopping, I found that my package had arrived. Yay! I was tempted to open the package immediately but then I decided to hold off until I could get my dining room table cleared to take some pictures. Killing two birds with one stone as it were, since the next day was Thanksgiving and the table needed to be cleared off so we could have our meal together as a family. Aren't we complex when it comes to making decisions at times? Also in my thought process my concern that Leesh would not receive her package in time and I was torn to wait until she got hers, and finally since I love surprises there's the delayed gratification factor.
At any rate, I'd gotten home late so I ended up waiting until Thanksgiving morning. Checking my email I found that Leesh had received her package and blogged about it here.
After I got the table cleared, I opened my package and found inside two gorgeous scarves.
One is beautiful color of grey, it is soft and very light weight and will be perfect to keep my neck warm as the weather grows cooler here in the desert. The other is a lovely Pashmina scarf, deep purple with knotted strands at each end. It is soft and silky feeling and 100% cashmere. Leesh said she chose this one specifically so that I could recreate some of Wendy's 25 ways to tie a scarf. I had shared by email that I love this Youtube video, if you haven't seen it, even if you don't care one whit about scarf tying you should watch it because of the production aspect. It is just so cool to watch and is less than five minutes.
It was fun to participate in this exchange, thank you Karen for hosting and thank you Leesh for the beautiful scarves! I am looking forward to matching my scarves with my clothes.
Have you ever participated in an online swap?