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Monday, August 31, 2009

Fall Harvest Swap Goodies!!

Good morning everyone. What beautiful fall like weather we are having here in Ohio. Yesterday we had to wear coats when outside. I think the warmest it got was about 68 degrees. I really love fall but I wasn't prepared for it to be so cold just yet.

Well on now to the purpose of my post. Like a lot of ladies in blogland, I participated in another Swap hosted by Char over at The Pickled Pepper Patch. The theme for this swap was Fall Harvest. Char likes us to try and create something homemade for our partner to make the swap special but you can also purchase things as well if you want to add to your package. My partner for this swap was Ann Frank from Let me tell you, Ann is a very talented crafter. You should definitely stop by her blog and take a look. She is a basket weaver as well and she does awesome work.

This first picture is some darling little pumpkin candles. For right now they are just in a dish on top of a bucket I had on my coffee table. Eventually I am going to incorporate them into a fall themed decoration I am making for my kitchen table. Aren't they just precious!

Now I just love this little doll. She has little pumpkins strung across the front of her with a little bit of Sweet Annie tucked behind. This made my box smell so good when I opened it.

Next is this awesome cross stitched crow and pumpkin. Don't you just love crows! The frame is just perfect for this piece. It is distressed in all the right places.

Ann also included a pumpkin scented candle in a tin but for some reason I didn't take a picture of it. She wanted to paint the tin but her husband didn't think it was a good idea to mix paint with a burning candle. Probably a good idea. Ann if you are reading this, again I thank you for being so kind in your giving. I will think of you every time I look at these special pieces.

On a final note, I would to ask that you say a prayer for my mom. Friday she was admitted to the hospital with Pneumonia. Mom is 82 and has so many other health issues that this has just taken a toll on her. We serve a mighty God and I know he is well able to take care of her so I am not too worried.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week and let me know how the weather is in your neck of the woods.



  1. Lucky you, great giveaway prims and they all look just so prim!

  2. What wonderful goodies. I am indeed loving this weather here in Ohio. I love it when I can give the a/c and furnace a break and just open the windows. Thanks for sharing your fall goodies. I love them all and yes... I love crows too!


  3. O WHAT WONDERFUL GOODIES!!!....I love everything!...I especially love them unique candles!...and that cross stitch is wonderful....oh how neat that dollie is to have a string of pudka pods!

  4. As we speak my toes are cold...LOL Your swap ggodies are wonderful. I Never enter the swaps because I am afraid that someone will be disappointed with my stuff...Take care. Dianntha

  5. I will keep your mom in my thoughts and prayers. I love your Fall swap goodies.


  6. Such great goodies! I am so reaaady to put summer away and say hello fall!


  7. Great swap goodies, Amy! I'm loving this Ohio weather, too! Great for sleeping!! My thoughts and prayers are with your mom. I hope she's feeling better soon!

    Take care,

  8. I will add mom to my prayers, Amy...I hope she's doin better soon.

    I love your swap goodies...Ann set ya up good :)

    Have a wonderful week.
    hugs Kath

  9. Love your swap goodies. They are awesome.

  10. Amy,
    What wonderful swap goodies! I wanted to join the Fall swap, but couldn't because of my surgery. Can't wait to see what everyone got.
    Isn't our Ohio weather feeling very much like Fall!!!
    Your mom is in my thoughts and prayers...and you also.
    hugs, Cindy

  11. Amy: What a wonderful box of treats! I'm tempted to participate in a swap now that I've seen your treasures.

    Will be praying for you and your mom as well. Glad you are feeling peace.

  12. Amy,

    Wow! Love your swap goodies....especially the crow! You've been doing well with those swaps! I love everything!

    I'll be praying for your mom. Keep us posted, okay?

    Have a great day!

  13. Love it!!! Could you come to my house and put some of those pretty things together?? Enjoy your day!

  14. Gorgeous swap items. I'll be praying for your mother. Let us know how she is doing.


  15. Amy I hope your mom is doing better! She is indeed in my prayers! My FIL who is 81 battled it this summer. It is scary!

    Your swap goodies are wonderful! Enjoy them in good health!

    hugs, Linda