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Picnic!

Picnic! is the Lynne's chosen theme for this go round of Special Swap and Elizabeth, my swap pal, put together a perfect picnic package. (Sorry for the poor picture quality...it was dark and I wanted to open everything...now!)

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Can you see the fabulous insulated tote in the background?  I opened the front zipper pocket where the dish ware is so you can see how compact and useful this bag is.  It's completely insulated to keep things cold and Elizabeth thought of EVERYTHING one might need for picnic.  There's a bottle of Perrier, crackers and cheese, ice tea, Off  and citronella candles to keep the bugs away, hand sanitizer, sweets, a table cloth, note pads (so I can make a list and not forget anything) and so much more!

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Completewithants Everything was wrapped up in fun, colorful paper with little notes and cute cutouts of summer items attached.  To make the picnic completely ants covered almost every item! It was easy to tell which packages contained yarn so I saved them until last.  How much fun is it to get Apple Pie yarn for a picnic?!  I have yet to knit with any Apple Laine yarns and these two Apple Pie's are moving to the top of the stash.  They are such beautiful blues with lovely names like Blueberry and Lady Blues.

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Plus! Elizbeth sent a skein of Cherry Tree Hill Super Sport Merino (Monet) that should make up into a quick and dirty fun pair of socks.  Quick socks are definitely on the agenda and I love the happy colors. I'm going to be reading through the book to find a perfect sock to knit with my perfect picnic yarns!

Thank you Elizabeth for such a nicely done swap package and to Lynne for coming up with such a fun idea.  It will be fun for me to put together a package just for Elizabeth and I've been collecting goodies like crazy.

All this goodness has not made me forget about Flower Friday...

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Enjoy your weekend!

Comments

Holy cow! Lovely Swap gifts! Love the touch of the ants everywhere-heh. Have great weekend.

wow what a creative gal! Your package is fantastic!

It's a fun package and a great theme.

Elizabeth was in and traveling through Wisconsin the past couple of days and I'm disappointed that we weren't able to meet up. She certainly knows how to put together a picnic!! Very fun package, Margene.

i have 2 skeins of the blueberry apple laine and it's SOOOOOOOOOO soft! i'm still debating what i'm going to do with it, though.

Wow look at all that goodness. What a great swap package. Looks like it was a fun swap for sure.

Cool swap!!

Holy moley....that is a great swap gift! Pretty pretty sock yarns!

Tasty picnic indeed!

Wow!! What a fabu package she sent!! Have a wonderful weekend Margenie! xoxox

What a lovely package! I've been dying to try the Apple Laine yarn. Be sure and give us your immpressions soon, so we can enjoy it with you!!

What a fun package and swap idea!

Great swap package. I love the ants on the CTH label.

what a wonderful package, glad you had such a good time with it!

WOW! Wonderful goodies!
Have a great weekend!
(((hugs)))

Wow! What fantastic package. Your going to love knitting with the Apple laine yarn, soo soft!

Have a great weekend!

What a wonderful swap partner and package!

Happy Weekend! ♥

What a wonderful swap partner and package!

Happy Weekend! ♥

I'm so glad you liked everything. It was so much fun putting it all together! Have a wonderful weekend, Margene.

What a fantabulous swap pal you had!! Elizabeth spoiled you rotten! I love how she carried the theme through. And, the ants! Too cute! I don't think she left a single thing out of that insulated picnic basket. Now, go enjoy!

A very nice haul indeed!

Wow what a fabulous package!

So many goodies...and yarn too! Gorgeous flowers!

What a great picnic! I really love this theme. I have Lynne this round and am still gathering:)

Margene, I can't believe I missed this post! Well, Elizabeth has certainly done it again! You must be sooooo pleased with your gift. What a fantastic Picnic package. I'm very happy for you!

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