Alright, camera found and pics taken. Let the oohing begin!
Be forewarned, big pic heavy post here.
Ok dear partner, you were on the narrowed down list but I have to admit I didn't guess. It seems we share a habitual lateness in life. My mom likes to joke that I was even born late! lol Still, no worries. This box made the wait totally worth it.
I almost didn't go to the post office today, just got off work after a very long day where Murphy's Law was in full glory today. Decided to stop anyway where I found this waiting for me
All the stickers are great! This one has to be my favorite though
It was all I could do not to open it in the car. Had to be patient, something like this needs time to go through.
Finally get home and open it up to find a ton of goodies
(I'll get to the "boring" package in a moment)
Start opening and let the squees begin! I must have known something subconsciously - at work (I work at the local zoo, today I was in the IMAX theater) I had a chance to watch one of our movies. I watched "Alaska"
This is what I opened first in this box of lovelies
Inside the envelope with "the world's least impressive drawing of a peacock" (which I rather liked actually lol) are a little clue. Some awesome postcards from my partner's state: Alaska!
Another small package. Magnets to add to the collection on my fridge.
I love these. I've been wanting to travel up there for years now, ever since my grandparents went the first time. They loved it there and their stories were so vivid, I want to see it for myself.
Plus a few extra goodies.
A Pez rubber duck (love! the candy and the duck!), a bird mobile to make, and most importantly a purple sketchbook! Just the right size to stick in my purse.
Then on to the larger packages.
First some napkins for my table. I have a vintage 50's table with chrome and a black top with white swirls. These will go perfect on it, just the right touch! I love jewel tones, especially purple and deep reds.
Each one has a unique pattern in tiny beads. A little sparkle for the table.
Next - a pillow for my couch. Beautiful embroidery of an octopus. Again my partner got it all just right. There was some serious squeeing when I opened it. The whole octopus is deep red, for some reason the pic makes it look pink, on a brown plaid. I love embroidery though it totally escapes me, so I admire anyone who has a talent for it.
And the best part of this whole package? Harold!!!!!
One of my all time favorite books is Harold and the Purple Crayon. I still have my copy from when I was a kid. Plus she added my favorite quote! LOVE LOVE LOVE This is going up on the living room wall where everyone can see
The "boring" package is the glass for the frame. This is beyond awesome!
Everything unwrapped and piled together
This was such a great swap. I would love to do another round!
My awesome, talented partner is none other than...
S is for Summer
I love everything! Thank you so much for making a great package!
I hope school is going well. If your schedule is anything like mine you're probably dealing with finals about now. Good luck!