The Joy of Swaps
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Forgive me for the delayed picture. Look at all the lovely gifts I received from my wonderful swap partner. Jazak'Allah Amira.. I loveeeeeee everything!! (recipe books make me very happy, and an 'international' one.. well, I don't think I know the right word to describe it...'ecstatic'?

Contents include: A black apron, which I will definitely make good use of. A gorgeous book, which looks too precious to write in. A pretty dragonfly pin in my favourite colour!! Some cute hot chili pepper napkins. A set of handmade invitations.. which gives me a lovely excuse to through a party! *I wish you lived closer Amira*. Some cranberry jalapeno jelly (tastes awesome... did you make it??) And a cookbook! "Mezze, a culinary journey of discovery" I already have my eyes set on a few recipes to make. Oh, and a beautiful handmade Eid card..which is not in the picture (but on my fireplace mantel).

Much thanks to all my dear sisters who participated in the Accessorize My Hobby Swap. It's truly a pleasure hosting a swap for such creative and loving sisters.

While on the topic... how many sisters who have participated in previous swaps, keep in touch with any of their swap partners??

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At 4:55 AM, Blogger Humairah Irfan

I can't view the picture. I wonder if it's just me?


At 1:17 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest Humairah,

So nice to see you!! :)
Humm, the picture is showing up for me... is anyone else having a problem viewing the pic??

Jazak'Allah for letting me know Humairah.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Amira

I can see it fine. it is MUCH better that the picture that I took :-)

I wish I lived close enough to come to your dinner party :-( Insha-allah I will be out your way one day and can stop by for a visit.

I'm glad you like your package. Yes the JalapeƱo Jelly is homemade. Rainbow Gardens is my parent's market garden and my mom and I make all sorts of Jams and Jellies to sell at their store.


At 5:55 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Amira!,

Jazak'Allah for dropping by.

Oooh, masha'Allah! I had no idea you make jams and jellies. I'm sure Rainbow Garden does very well, because I am loving this jelly! :)

I hope you do get to visit my end one day..after all, I'm only a hop-and-a-skip away.

Thank you for letting me know you can view the image. Humairah, it might just be on your side.. sorry, I can email it to you if you want.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 8:14 AM, Blogger purvis

Woah... my message got garbled there. What I MEANT to say was: Thanks again, so much for hosting this swap. I had so much fun. And I LOVED what Gulnarita got me. (In fact.... her gift to me was so good, and was put together with SO MUCH thoughtfulness, I feel guilty about not getting her a better gift myself! Oh, well..)


At 5:48 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu Purvis,

Thank you for stopping by.

I am very happy you enjoyed it, insha'Allah I look forward to having you join us in future swaps.

Yuppers, Gulnarita really knows how to put a gift together, masha'Allah!

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 12:29 AM, Blogger Humairah Irfan

I still can't see it.. so strange, I tried a different browser as well. Yeps, perhaps you can email it to me :)


At 11:21 AM, Blogger Sultana

Mashallah what a lovley idea! I like this alot...Swapping! You know i was thinking about that a while back, when my sister left to usa for studying i knew she will need hijbas and islamic stuff, so i thought about this idea for swapping these things, but i never did it! Thanks for visiting my page and inshallah i hope to be back to yours later. Its very lovley!



At 6:18 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sisters,

Humairah, sorry.. I've emailed the pic, so insha'Allah you get to see the lovely gift I received.

Sultana, what a wonderful surprise to see you here. Is you sister still in the US?? If she needs anything.. that I can help with, please let me know..I'd be happy to send it for her. I am glad you like the idea of swapping. Insha'Allah I'm going to try and get another one going beginning of November.. so come back and visit me :)

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 7:01 PM, Blogger Nabeela

Assalamu-alaikum WRWB,
JZK for dropping by my blog. It's amazing to see so many muslim blogs around.
P.S: How can I subscribe to your RSS feed? In my Internet Explorer, after I access a site, it automatically pops up an RSS button through which I can subscribe to a site to know when it's been updated...but for your site, the button doesn't pop us...I guess you don't have RSS enabled.


At 7:25 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Nabeela,

Jazak'Allah for the comment.
Yes it is amazing and so nice to see so many Muslim blogs around. You have to actually schedule in which blog to read on which day :D

No I don't have my RSS feed enabled, sorry. Maybe I should, although I've heard a few people say they've had problems with it. I'll look into it, insha'Allah.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 7:52 PM, Blogger purvis

Hmmmm... I get your posts via RSS, Farhana. Nabeela: try pasting this into your RSS reader:


At 2:17 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest Purvis,

Jazak'Allah for the help, very much appreciated :D

I hope it works for you Nabeela.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


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