I apparently had forgotten to bookmark and check back on the gallery. Such wonderful packages were exchanged!
My package arrived today! My daughter and I were so excited over the package we had to open it immediately. Look at what a great job P_E_S_T
did in the presentation of everything!
She had everything wrapped in lovely pink tissue paper, tied with ribbons and beautiful tags. The first package I opened intrigued me because it said "... because every swapper needs them..." Several sets of lovely tags that I can use for future swaps!
The second package was a holder; possible suggestion: for needles. Hard to believe that beauty was made entirely from scraps!
I had been asked to send a picture of my favorite drawing my daughter had done - even better if it was one from our family. It took a bit of coaxing but I was able to get a drawing from my daughter. For some reason I had thought maybe a hoop or something similar was coming ... but check out these incredible pillow covers! The designs are hand-embroidered.
I let my daughter open that package. She said "It's beautiful! What is it?" LOL. One includes the family portrait and the other was my 4-year-old's self drawing, complete with a gold crown!
I'm not sure if that was my favorite of the items, or if it was the one package that surprised me the most. My partner did a good job of stalking me and found out that one wish I had was to make a fairy garden with my daughter. I'm in awe of the mushrooms, wings, bunting, pinwheels, etc. that she sent to get us started!
I'm thinking tomorrow - or at least sometime very soon, we need to find a nice garden vessel and start building a place for our fairies to live. After we opened the fairy garden package, my daughter picked up one of the tags and said: "This says 'Welcome fairies!'." (it didn't, but she makes up her own stories)
P_E_S_T - you really did spoil me with this first swap, but I loved it! Thank you!!!