Saturday, September 1, 2012

FALL SWAP Banner & Gifts

I had a FALL Banner Swap. My partner was Shirley from Zetta's Apron. We already exchanged our packages and decided to post about them now!!! She made the lovely box on the top and it was loaded with all these goodies. Favorite candy, sweet pumpkin box, themed kitchen towel ( which I love!) and more! THANK YOU, Shirley! You are a great partner!

This is the Awesome banner which is on my mantle. See last post! I couldn't wait to put it up! Very detailed and perfect colors! LOVE IT!!!

All these gifts arrived while I was visiting MaryElla. Getting these gifts of Friendship from Debbie was a blessing to me! We exchange gifts every so often. THANK YOU, Debbie! She has "my number"! The blue painted dish is very pretty! All my favorite treasures.

Update on MaryElla: talked to her hubby later yesterday and she now isn't getting out of bed. VERY tired and she can barely speak. Just a whisper and one word. I think about her everyday, many times and wonder how she is doing. Wondering how she is REALLY feeling...about death and heaven...questions that I won't have the answers to.
Had son's birthday dinner last night. Pulled pork sandwiches, salad and cake! YUM! Worked my duty day today at Auntie M's.

I hope you all are enjoying this holiday weekend. Grandgirl starts 4th grade on Tuesday!

Hubby and I went to a PACKED estate sale on Friday and going tomorrow as it's 1/2 off and it's a 3 day sale.




My Vintage Mending said...

Deb you fall banner and goodies are beautiful. I can't imagine how much this time means to ME and her family. Sending prayers of comfort and strength. Best to you GG on the fourth grade. Smiles..Renee

Anne said...

Deb, Just found your lovely blog through now following you. I see we both have our "Angels" on our sidebars (Mine's October, with her little Jack O' Lantern)~ ♥

Sharon said...


Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I love, love, love your banner. My next project is to make some for my "shop".

Sherry said...

It was fun to see what you received in your fall banner swap. I read back through your blog as it has been a time between visits. Prayers for you and your friend.

NanaDiana said...

I love your banner swap. How wonderful. I am praying for your friend and for you, too. I know how hard it is to lose a good friend- there are so many things you want to say- and sometimes can't quite seem to find the voice to put them out there-

Hope you have fun at the estate sale- Blessings- xo Diana

Perfectly Printed said...

Looks like Shirley sent you some great things in the swap with Shirley!! So glad you hosted this Fall Swap! Sending prayers your way for ME and her family.


Lynn Stevens said...

What beautiful gifts Deb. that banner will b so wonderful for the fall season.
I'm still praying for your friend at least to find peace at this difficult time.
hugs Lynn

Andy's Attic said...

Your swap looks very successful! Sounds like you are keeping busy. I'm sending prayers for ME's comfort, and strength to you.

Hassan Ashraf said...

Those are soo cute! I can't wait to have kids and get to do things like this.
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Kim K. said...

Thinking of you. With our recent family losses this year, I certainly have learned to treasure every moment. Your fall banner and gifts are just lovely. Best wishes with school to your grandgirl. Fingers crossed all goes well this week at our house too.

Theresa said...

Fun swap and beautiful gifts! Love that banner! Have a blessed Sunday, HUGS!

melanie said...

Your fall items are so wonderful...
sending prayers your
hang in there!

ImagiMeri said...

What a treasure you are as a friend, Mary Ellen is just so blessed as are you. Shirley did an amazing job with her banner and what lovely goodies she sent along.


donna said...

Your gifts are just beautiful. Love your banner. My prayer go out to Mary Ella.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the banner and all the sweet fall gifts! It's wonderful to have blogging friends who 'know' us also! How lovely. Enjoy this weekend! September is one of those months that fly by! Just said a prayer for MaryElla! Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Deb you always do such fun swaps!!! You sure did receive an abundance of lovelies in those 2 gift boxes!! Love the linens!

What a blessing to ME for you to go and spend some time with her. With hubby and I volunteer with hospice I know how much this means to patients and their families. Bless you!

bee blessed

Debby said...

You made me panic. When I saw all your wonderful goodies I thought I didn't make the mailing date. You early birds. I have started so it won't take me long. Great gifts. Still praying for you and ME. So sad loosing someone so close.

craftyles said...

The fall gifts are getting me really inspired . The banner is really cute. Great gifts from your friend too. Happy soon to be fall!

vintage grey said...

What beautiful and sweet fall goodies and banner!! I am praying for Mary Ella for comfort and peace. Take care! xo Heather

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your banner and fall goodies are wonderful, Deb! I am keeping MaryElla in my prayers...XO

Pendleton Primitives said...

Lovely swap items and continued prayers for you friend ME.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

All the kindness and love you give ,will surely Come back to you.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Deb.
Your swap banner and gifts are beautiful!

Sorry I talked your ear off the other day!

Sending prayers and hugs your way.

Katherine Wolak said...

Hello there! All your treasures are absolutely fantastic!!!! The banner if fabulous!


vivian said...

busy girl!! great gifties!
I wonder too, what my friend that is ill thinks about heaven. We have talked about it a little, just about the people she will see there. I suppose if one believes it is much easier.
Youre lucky your hubby likes to go to estate sales with you. MIne would pass on that for sure! lol
have a great week

Rosie said...

Thank you for visiting me, Deb! Still praying for MaryElla...for grace, mercy and peace. She has a wonderful friend in you. <3

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I think about ME all the time too, crazy how strong the human spirit is when it's so sick! I see why you do swaps, wow... love all of your goodies. The banner is so great too! Happy Birthday to your baby boy!


Lyneen said...

LOVE YOUR BANNER... you are always up to a swap of some sort and get the most wonderful things!!!

Lyneen said...

LOVE YOUR BANNER... you are always up to a swap of some sort and get the most wonderful things!!!

Adam Li said...

I love the halloween stuffs. I should get some spooky treats too. Thanks for sharing this one!
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