The Blog Hub on Ravelry is hosting a swap. Eskimimi is the swap Mom. I have never done a swap before. Basically, you sign up, complete a questionnaire, and get randomly assigned to put together a package of goodies for another person in the group. This swap was designed to be incorporated into our blogging. We each will send seven individually wrapped packages and be able to write about what we receive. The "spend range" is around $40. There are required items: yarn, notions, embellishments, and a pattern. The rest is up to us.
Sudden Expression got me. Laura has been really supportive of my blog and has a wonderful blog of her own subtitled: Ranting and Raving About Yarn and Life. Check it out. Her amazing photographs of the German countryside and fun take on life and everything make it one of my favorite blogs. I'm really excited to see what treats she has found in Germany and grateful that she got my name.
I'm also grateful to Laura because she is a military spouse. We are now much quicker to recognize our service men and women and thank them for their efforts and sacrifice. That is good. But it it is not enough. Behind each person who serves in the military is an entire family who loves them, supports them, and most of all worries for them. Especially the spouses. They live in foreign countries, put their careers on hold, struggle to be able to go to school, and somehow hold it all together. We need to recognize their sacrifice too. Thank you Laura.
Now back to the box...
Since I opened the box tonight, today's gift is the fabric. It is a very elegant brown floral on a plum background. Funny how I dusted off the sewing machine last night... Ideas are already percolating.
Thank you Laura!