Okay! I present to youuuuu, the presentation of presents from my perfect partner!!!!
I knew it was on it's way but really didn't expect it to show in 2 days! And then DH gets home before me and he didn't say anything about a package so I was like "okay
maybe tomorrow" but I arrive home and, as usual, go to get the mail and what do I see when I open my mailbox but a package STUFFED inside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I run inside, hastily greet my pupper muts and put them outside, run to the computer room to 1. kiss dh hello 2. grab the camera 3. grab his pocket knife (not neccessarily in that order, lol) and haul arse back to the living room to tear open my package!!!! Are you ready for this? It's the best first swap a gal could ask for, hell- it's going to be hard to match my first swap ever I think! k, enough babbling here's my millions of pictures!
open the box to see such pretty fabs!
yank out this beauty...
(here's the other side)
unzip to find more crafted goodness held in very soft fabs
everything all laid out:
"details, details, details"
2 greeting cards, my fave is the left one. I love the burnt orange colors!
she used little removeable posty tabs to mark some of the noteable pages (like any of them aren't!) some with fairy stickers, some made from map pages (how cool is that?!) etc. Here are some of my faves:
I could've taken pictures of everypage if I felt patient enough! So much time went into this journal and it looks so professionally made! I was hoping for one too, because I've noticed that she's made some cool ones before
here's a hysterical card, made me literally laugh out loud!
and I saved the best details for last
here's some up close and personal pics of the quilt that I fell instantly head over heels in love with!
some of my favorite blocks and fairies (take note of the embroidery going around each fairy!!!)
my absolute favorite fairy is the one with the squirrely-squirrel
the absolute coolest thing ever, and the most thoughtful is this. My camera wouldn't take a great picture of it, so if you've got a better closeup athenamat please feel free to post a boast, because it's great:
it says MarieMarie because both of our first names are Marie!!!!
I will cherish this quilt forever!!!! Same goes with the embroidery going around the edges. It's so pretty but I couldn't get a good pic of it
Here's the inevitable "action shots":
I swear it fits nicely around me, I was just way too anxious to get it right, and dh aka my photographer is grouchy-sick
but just the same it still kicks major butt!
Once again, this has been awesome!!!!! I haven't regretted for one minute entering this swap as my first. I'm now hooked to swaps, when it could've easily gone the other way if my partner, and the rest of you for that matter, wasn't completely awesome!!!! I love everything I got, I can't even tell you how much! Thank you SO much, Athenamat!
you're the best!!!!!