Yesterday I received a great package from adrienne_bowers. We've been swap partners before, so we decided to send extras.
The quilted backing for the crocheted, pink washcloth.
Four hand carved stamps and the cute containers they arrived in. I LOVE handcarved stamps!
The gift that had me squealing - lots and lots of roving and directions for making a spindle so I can make my own yarn - all of it packed in a personalized tote bag.
A felted owl and a tiny box (pansies are some of my favorite flowers). This is the second felted owl I've received in swaps, so he'll have a friend to keep him company.
A close-up of the stamps and two of the clothespins.
A very large doily that definitely took more than an hour and will probably find a home on the antique buffet I inherited from my maternal grandmother.
A pair of vintage boxes in which many of the things were packed, a bag of candle wicks, and a cute plastic bin.
An amigurumi pattern book - - - - written in Japanese! Fortunately I can read the symbols used in the diagrams and one of my daughters can read some of the kanji. Think I'll be able to figure out all the patterns. Not bad for French-Italian-Scottish Americans!
Everything is wonderful but the roving is what keeps calling my name. Think learning to spin my own yarn may have just moved to the top of the "Things I Really Want to Learn to Do" list.
Thank you so much, Adrienne! I'm ready to do this with you again!