I get to be the first to post! Woot! Ant Bee sent a package of undeniable spoilage. I kept unwrapping fun thing after fun thing, and was totally undone by her kindness. First I found some of the extras. A fun Christmas game, that I'm totally bringing to my in-laws. We have young nieces and nephews, so we're always looking for games that all age groups can play. Some beautiful Swarovski crystal sequins, a deck of mini playing cards that are totally going in my craft stash, and bag of Haribo gummies which didn't last 24 hours in the house. (Those Haribo folks seriously know how to gummy.)
Next I found a Weasley's Wizard Wheezes postcard and a beautiful crocheted bookmark!
Then a total surprise, a pair of knitted mitts that match the shawl that Ant Bee made me as a housewarming present when I moved a few months ago! The shawl sits on the back of my chair in my craft room, and gets used frequently, and now my fingers can match. They fit fantastically, and I can even crochet and use my jewelry pliers while wearing them.
Finally, the most lovely little needle-felted owl, delivering a holiday parcel! The colors are so beautiful, and so very me. I can't wait to put my tree up next weekend so she can go front and center on it!
And here's an alternate shot of the owl, so you guys can see the depth & texture of the needle-felting.
Thank you so much Ant Bee! What a fantastic way to start off the gallery AND the holiday season. All my love and thanks to you.