Wednesday, March 21, 2007
I think that because I uploaded the image to the Swap-bot gallery and wrote an e-mail of thanks, my brain thought that I had posted here about the wonderful first swap package I received -- so, later than I should be, I'm showing the package contents and announcing just how delighted I am with my first swap! 3 adorable cat fabrics, a little tote bag made of a vintage-look, sewing themed fabric, ribbon, and vintage note cards -- such riches! My only dilemma is that I'm not sure who, on the list of swap participants, sent it -- Kristen Mary, if you're reading this, tell me what name you used in the swap so I can give you a great rating!
I also received a great, long letter and box of chocolate bunnies and eggs from Helen, to whom I sent a swap package. Having a mailbox does not get any better than this. The magic of this whole swap business are these connections to wonderful people, eager and willing to connect and communicate and care. If you have no idea what this swap business is all about, I encourage you to go to Swap-bot and take a look around. You can do something as simple as choosing to send postcards from your hometown to a couple of people (and thereby expect to receive a couple in return) from anyplace in the world. And the rating system helps keep everyone on the up-and-up -- I think that for the vast majority that's unnecessary, but for those rare few who seem out to take advantage it helps provide some assurance. But try it, on some level that you're willing to gamble, and see if you don't connect with another like-minded soul or two from some other time zone.