Gallery of Wonderful Packages received from longtimegeek[/color]
I'm proudly posting pics from package #3. This poor package had quite a trip from Colorado to Chicago. It got to sit in countless post offices and be handled by a number of postal workers. After loads of drama, I am now the proud owner of a beautiful piece of work from longtimegeek. The package was well worth the wait!
First, the letter was enclosed in this handmade scroll. I wish you could see the detail -- it's so nice! What a great idea.
Next, the large crafted item, which is absolutely amazing! The pictures don't do it justice. I love french beaded flowers, so longtimegeek took that clue and made me the best miniature beaded Christmas tree I've ever seen. I live in a condo and don't have a lot of room for Christmas decorations, so this is perfect. I've included a close-up of the leaves to show off the amount of detail involved in this piece. I love it!
Finally, the 3 favorites. When I opened each one of them, I laughed because it showed, once again, how similar our tastes are on so many levels.
Favorite chocolate -- Dove Dark (I prefer Dark as well!)
Favorite cookie -- Lorna Doones (my favorite too!)
Favorite movie -- Love Actually (I love Hugh Grant!)
It was a perfect end to a great swap. Thank you for everything!
Woo hoo!!! Pics galore.
First off, package #2:
I was completely blown away by this package. There were so many goodies that I couldn't fit them into one reasonable picture!
Here's a shot of all of the wonderful extras:
In my original questionnaire, I'd mentioned that I loved reading memoirs. Also, longtimegeek and I share a love of books. Well, here are 4 great memoirs and I hadn't read any of them. I've finished one and am well on my way to finishing the second. Also included are some fun pens/supplies/stickers/etc.
The crafty craft that she knows how to do and I wish to learn is crochet. I love knitting and understand it very well, but have a brain block when it comes to crochet. With this kit, I can't imagine not being able to learn.
The book looks amazing -- great pictures and very informative. My book is extra-special because there are additional post-its with more advice from longtimegeek! I also received a swatch book with examples of the basic crochet "moves" so I can see if I'm on track and some yarn to make my own swatches. Finally, there is a beautiful handmade crochet hook holder that even includes crochet hooks to start me on my crochet quest. I love it all!
The not-so-crafty craft is feeding my bento mania . . . and is also what I sent longtimegeek as my not-so-crafty craft to her
. Lots of bento goodies were enclosed in the nicest lunch bag that ties at the top and will work with my bento boxes. I also received a very handy sandwich carrier that doubles as a placemat when it's unwrapped. Genius! Also, perfect for me since I end up eating at my desk a lot at work.
And now, posting pics that correspond to my package #1 ramblings:
Hi all --
I'm not a very camera-literate gal, so my pictures are in the camera, but not on the computer. I promise they will make it into this gallery!
In the meantime, a few thoughts about package #1 from longtimegeek. Bottome line - I loved it!!!
Crafted items included: a beautiful beaded daisy that gets added to my growing collection of french beaded flowers, a beaded pin of an insect (dragonfly, I believe) that will live on one of my winter pashminas, 2 crocheted dishcloths which are so great and it's such a coincidence that she sent these at the same time I started obsessing over dishcloths (darn dishcloth swap
), and a crocheted snowflake that immediately reminded me of my grandma (sniff, sniff).
There was a long, detailed letter accompanied by a huge picturebook full of longtimegeek's life. After reading the letter, looking at the pictures, and reading the picture captions, I 1) felt like I knew longtimegeek, 2) want to meet her personally and maybe even come live in their gorgeous house
, and 3) owe her better stores from my life.
I'll also post a picture of the favorite things/Colorado items when I figure things out on my end.
Loved it all!!!