I don't participate in swaps much anymore. Back in the day I had a ball…
I went to a Garden Party
To reminisce with my old friends
A chance to share old memories
and play our songs again.
My Special Swap partner was Beth and she sent me a fabulous box of goodies so that I could throw my own garden party. It was a really clever idea and a great way of interpreting the “In the Garden” theme that Lynn selected for this round of Special Swap.
All the things I’d need for my party were provided. Notecards for inviting guests, gardening tools and seed packets, special hand soap for cleaning up, and a magazine with great herbal recipes. Like any great party, there was food – including cheese straws which were fabulous and are gone, gone, gone – and Paula Deen’s Chipotel Raspberry Sauce and salsa, too. There was also a very nice hostess gift – yarn! It’s a skein of Woolen Rabbit superwash merino in the colorway “Rosemary & Thyme.” It’s so soft and the colors are subtle and gorgeous and I love it so much!
When I got to the Garden Party
They all knew my name
But no one recognized me
I didn’t look the same.
Like any good swap partner, Beth has been reading my blog and she learned a thing or two about my love for martinis. Ahem. So she also included wonderful blue cheese stuffed olives and a fabulous martini hand towel along with two matching dish cloths and – get this – my very own martini cross stitch pattern designed by Beth’s daughter! Truly unique and I just love it.
But it’s all right now.
I learned my lesson well.
You see you can’t please everyone
So you got to please yourself.
Beth, you did a great job pleasing me with my Garden Party. Thanks so much!