Two things I really enjoy are a cup of hot tea and doing swaps. Stephanie at the blog "The Enchanting Rose" ( http://theenchantingrose.blogspot.com/ ) hosts a tea cup and mug swap twice a year. I just missed the one on the spring so I waited all summer to get in on the September swap.
The basics of the swap are you decide if you want to do a tea cup and saucer or a mug. You can do both which is what I decided to do. After the cut off date, Stephanie assigns swap partners and you put together a lovely little gift to be sent to your person. A different person will have your name. You mail by a certain date and enjoy the parcel you receive.
This is the parcel I put together for the 'mug' swap.
And here is what I did for the 'tea cup & saucer' swap.
Both of my swap partners are named Amy. I hope they liked their packages.
For the tea cup, I was sent this lovely parcel from Freida.
The cup and saucer are so unusual! I love them. Those tea towels are adorable and are brightening my kitchen. The little "Harvest" sign is going to be incorporated into a Thanksgiving vignette. And the Werther's...ummmmmm!
Thank you so much Freida.
However, my mug swap didn't work out. I'll leave it at that.
I am already planning to join in the Spring swap. Maybe I'll see you there?