Just an update. Thanks to the help of my crafty brother and eagle-eyed sister, I got everything done!! I'll be able to send on Monday, which makes me very happy. I managed one vintage item and a couple of other nice but not vintage ones. I must also thank my extremely patient and understanding partner for making this a relatively stress-free swap, all things considered.
I'll take pics of everything before I send in case she's unable to by the time she gets it all. I'm so thankful and relieved that my "big" item turned out as well as it did. I'd had to give up on my first idea and go with my back up plan.
I'm loving the stuff on the gallery, and when I get everything shipped off I'll be over there telling everyone how much.