Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Swap!

Guess What??? It looks like I will be able to post this on my blog today. We have been having problems with our phone lines, and the dial up seems to be working, (woohoo!!) so I will take this time to post about my swap. My swap partner was Brenda. My, goodness, is she ever on the ball! She had her basket done and mailed to me by the middle of the month. I, on the other hand, was not that organized. But, I digress. Check out what I got! Everything was in this very pretty, very sturdy basket. Cool, huh? And so festive, too. I didn't take a picture of it today, but just imagine homemade oatmeal rolls in it, sitting next to the mashed potatoes. Yummy! Oh, and the ornament on the front of the basket?? It's on my kitchen Christmas tree. It's a cute little jute snowflake with little pretties on the front.

And inside the basket? Lots and lots of chicken stuff! Can you see the towel on the left, and the one behind on the right? Those have the crocheted tops, and will button on my new oven. In fact, I have one buttoned up right now. Special for Christmas! And everybody that walks through my kitchen sees it. I just love new towels. My sister-in-law, Cathy, calls all her new towels, "Happy Towels", because they make her feel happy! These are my Happy Chicken Towels. The green roundish box has (well, really, I should say, "had") mint brownie mix. They were really good, and my family liked them too. Hmmm, can you tell that the mint chocolates have been opened? Yea, they're long gone! They were really good, and I didn't share any of those. The wooden handled spatula is really cool, too. A cook can never have too many good spatulas, and this one will be getting put to good use.

Oh! And that's not all! There are more chicken things, another towel, and hot pads, and a hot mitt. And....... A Chicken To The Rescue Cookbook!! Look at the picture! Is that not the cutest thing ever on a cookbook??? My sister picked that up today, and was thumbing through it. I'm sure I'll be copying some recipes for her.
Brenda did an awesome job, and I hope she had as much fun putting it together as I did getting it, and then showing it off to everybody that's into the whole kitchen thing like I am. This is what it looked like before I started tearing into it. Way cool, huh??

Thank you, Brenda, for such a great basket of goodies. I'll use them lots, and think about you when I do!


  1. Awesome! Great Gifts! Its great to hear from you. I used to have dial-up Errr. Hope you and your family have had a Wonderful Christmas and also Many Blessing through out the Next Year!

  2. Brenda did good! She sure did peg you!

  3. What a wonderful post - thank YOU! Actually, I must give credit to my mom whom I contracted out for your gift basket. She has a business in creating handmade treasures and does an amazing job at it, as you can see. I will send her this link so she will know how much you enjoyed the swap. :)

  4. btw: 'Chief Peep' is me, Brenda. (You might be wondering that!)

  5. What a lovely gift Lori! You are a lucky one!!!! :) Love the cocks - or do you call it rooster? We had one like that at the farm where I grew up, he was the boss! LOL!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! :)