I received from Crescentfresh!
What a lovely swap partner - I am enjoying all her crafted items!
So, first up is a group shot:
She sent a reusable shopping bag, a hoop, and a fantastic painting! The bag is a great brown/ruby corduroy, sturdy and washable and perfect for bringing home the heavy things like all the jars of pickles I love to snack on!
Now, just look at this wonderful happy colorful hoopla:
I LOVE THIS!!!! Bird! Colors! Happy! Love love love. I have it in my office and every time a professor stops by with another (last minute) request, they say "Oh! That's wonderful!" and tell me if I ever don't want it any longer, I can give it to them to hang in their office. AS IF. This puppy is MINE MINE MINE!!!!!
And THEN. Then I got a painting.
I am telling you, she got me SPOT ON. Autumn! Birches! Sunshine! It reminds me of an aspen grove that a friend and I hike to every year in the Yakima River Valley - we try to go multiple times a year in order to see it in all the seasons, and this makes me think of all those happy trips (including spotting a hawk on a nest in the grove one year!). This is getting a cute little frame this weekend, and will also hang in my office (which, while lovely in that it is an office and not a cubicle, consists of four bare icy blue walls - so all this color is so so perfect for brightening it up!).
THANK YOU thank you thank you. Perfect swap package!