- December 20th, 2013
I love doing blogger swaps…even when I’m fairly certain I no longer qualify as a “blogger” given the lack of posting. Anyway, since I enjoy trying to find the perfect gift for friends & family this swap was an ideal holiday choice…plus it involved no crafting since I’m a little burned out right now. I also found the specific item to be swapped a perfect fit, since it’s starting to cool down here in the peach state so I can enjoy a fun new scarf.
One of the real treats of doing blogger swaps is “meeting” a new online friend. I was paired with the lovely Sue, from As it Seems and had a nice time learning a bit about her from her blog. In addition, we traded several “get to know me” emails which I admit she probably did a much better job of describing herself than I did. I’m horrible at anything that involves writing about “who I am”, which you can probably tell by my blog’s About Me page. I gave Sue only a few details: that I hate pink and spend most of the time in corporate America. She then managed to pick the perfect scarf for me…it’s hard to tell in my headless photo but it’s super soft and has tons of texture. It’s a solid color but the texture makes it really dress up a simple sweater and it’s nice & warm. I’ve already had several co-workers comment on it! Thanks Sue!
The not-so-fun moment was my PO box held it hostage for a few days! I’ve been traveling a bit the past few weeks and didn’t make it to the Post Office to check my box until after they closed on a Saturday. I opened my box expecting to see a key to one of the large parcel bins but instead found an overstuffed box full of mail AND something tan. They had folded the package with my scarf in it twice and crammed it into the tiny PO Box. It was literally too big to pull through the front so I had to wait until the next day they were open to convince someone it would be ok to “hand mail over the counter”. Even then they tore open the package trying to get it back out and I was so afraid were ripping my new treat to bits…thankfully that wasn’t the case and I wore it to work the following day!