Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tasha Tudor Gift Exchange~Year of the Sheep

Our Tasha Tudor group~TAKE PEACE~enjoys several gift exchanges during the year. It started many years ago with an Easter egg ornament swap for our Easter trees. Of course, the tradition comes from Tasha who made Easter trees for her children. Most of us have an Easter tree or two! I have one in my tea room that I have decorated with all of the gifts from my friends. As we progressed on, we decided to pick a theme and do a one on one exchange. LaVonne was in charge of this year's event. She raises sheep in Montana, and as this is the YEAR OF THE SHEEP, she choose a sheep or lamb theme. It was a bit challenging to find little goodies, but we managed!

My Tasha friend Joyce had my name. This is the sweet note card that came with my gift! Everyone loves the graphics and did you notice, the little girl is holding a doll? Perfect!

I couldn't wait to open my package! In fact, I didn't wait for Easter this time as I usually do.

Joyce sent me two for me and one for Miss Annabelle of Oregon! Lucky little lady.

My basket is actually a little lamb! Inside, she tucked in a wonderful sheep and little sheep chocolate candies. YUMMY!

How sweet of her to remember Miss Annabelle! Such a sweet treat with little goodies and a tiny card.
I will open both baskets on Easter Sunday. Can you see the small pink sheep? It's a miniature lamb cake for Annabelle. Joyce said it's handmade and signed on the bottom!

There is also a little bunny paper basket inside. I just love having friends who like to play dolls. I know, but I just love dolls and miniatures and all!

The other day, I received another package! SURPRISE! It was an Easter box from my friend LaVonne! More goodies to enjoy. I love the funny little sheep LaVonne!

She knows I love Mary Engelbreit and the hatbox is darling. I wondered if there was anything inside?
Oh yes.....

She ordered this little nuthead miss for me! We both collect nuthead dolls. They are hard to find and are usually handmade.

Such a cute face with her little hat and basket! She is made of pipe cleaners and someone crocheted her little apron. She is just so charming and adorable.  What a very special gift.

I also love this darling little metal egg! I don't think LaVonne knows that I have a little collection of these. She had a gift for Otto and even a chocolate bunny for Jimmy! We are spoiled by this friend!

There was one more WONDERFUL gift tucked in the box....a jar of Raw Honey from Russia! She took a class on bee keeping and was able to purchase this at the class. I can't wait to try it. It's almost too good to use!

So BIG THANK YOUS to my Tasha Tudor friends...Joyce and LaVonne!

We are getting buckets of rain today! I was able to do a lot of yardwork yesterday before the rains appeared. We have had very little rain for months and now the weatherman says we are in a changing pattern....expect rain for two weeks! We need it so badly, so I am not going to complain! We had hail this morning and now I hear thunder! Ah....spring.


mamasmercantile said...

You are truly blessed with all those wonderful gifts, hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Always such a treat for me to see what you have been up to and what treasures you are collecting. So neat to see the gifts you received and the metal egg is just wonderful.
Thank you for your visit, I am always so pleased when I hear from you.
Happy Easter,

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful Easter Treasures. They are all so nice. I like your metal egg; along with your other gifts. Have fun finish opening on Easter Day.

Susan said...

Oh Linda! What wonderful gifties. You must have been so elated.

The raw honey, too! Wowsers. Susan