Monday, February 15, 2010

Tussie Mussie Swap

I joined the Tussie Mussie Swap...okay...I jumped the gun a little bit and am posting about this before I am actually approved. Linda over at A Swap for all Season's is hosting this one. I think it is lovely. I am hoping that Linda will let me in as I really want to participate. I used all the pull I know and even told her I was one of Stephanie Oyler's (over at Crown's & Pearls) closest friends. Some times you have to use your big guns.

I traveled in the wonderful world of inspiration and found this lovely example. I don't know what I will do for my Tussie Mussie. The idea of making one really makes me happy. I have put this lovely task off for far too long. In the Victorian Era flower giving was an art. It was common practice at the start of a courtship for the suitor to give their intended a Tussie Mussie. I think that practice is so special. Was I born in the wrong era??

I can't wait to get started on this project. Ours will be a little different than of times past because we get to add trinkets and baubles. If anyone has swapped with me...then they know that I love this part! I am already wondering what types of goodies I will add...maybe some frozen charlottes or some french dominoes...of course there will be some old lace and lot's of other goodies too. Then I get the task of arranging flowers & herbs on top that will compose a special message to my swap partner who ever she might be.


Jules said...

Hello Hope! Just found your blog!
I signed up for the Mussie Tussie swap too--what fun!
Today would be a great day to gather ideas--snow day!!
Enjoy your day!
Julie C.

Caroline dedicated her "Poland" book to you!!! Thanks again for all of the goodies.

stephanie said...

Linda hosts great swaps...You'll love it.

Mama Magpie said...

Have fun!
Thanks for stopping by!

Linda said...

So thrilled to have you! Your blog is great! I'll be back to visit frequently! Linda

Maija said...

Looks like a good one! I'm going to try to get in as well!

Cherie Wilson said...

Hope you inspire me! I love how you jump right in there girlfriend!
Thank you for all your sweet and always encouraging words on my blog. You bless me! Feel the hug until I see you soon ~XO

Kara Ward said...

You should get it...
I am such a fan and love everything you create!

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Hope,
I'm in the tussie mussie swap, too. I've always had a thing for cones so I couldn't wait to join. One year for my calligraphy guild Christmas card exchange, I calligraphed Twas the Night Before Christmas verse and wrapped that around the cone to give as my "card". I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Sharon :-)