I was invited to join a Chanukah swap last year and was blessed with some wonderful gifts over the 7 nights which I got to open gifts from others. Those who participated- Joyce Vance ,Joanne Thieme Huffman , Connie Williams , Fran Saperstein , Kara Klein, Me, Judy Streger and Sandee Hyde !
I have not yet been able to take pictures of all that I got- However, I found one of my gifts on Judy Streger's blog.
She was the host and made me a VERY special gift.
A gypsy doll, adorned with gold jewelry and tons of jewels!
I ~*LOVE*~ my gypsy!
She lives in a fabulous spot right on my shelf.
I've recently learned that her given name by her father's mother Nadine, is Alexandria, Sasha for short.
Sasha arrived with a note and a bag full of precious gems in exchange for the rent on my shelf. She doesn't like to eat so she is a welcome guest!
After inspection, I gladly accepted her jewels and crystals which were made in Austria before she was even born!
Sasha makes me smile and I am happy to have her company!
Below is a picture I borrowed from Connie William's blog
This is the gift- or one very similar to it that
I made for each person in the holiday gift exchange.
This is taken from Joyce's blog and is what
I got from her in the swap.