Here are some more photos of goodies from Gizomic:
Three different, cool books about Ohio, a set of reindeer tea towels (I love reindeer), a packet of winter candy from a local chocolate shop, a figurine of Christmas Story's Ralphie receiving his decoder ring in the mail and a cardinal statue - the cardinal is the state bird of Ohio and of Kentucky, my home state.
In this shot we have a nice scenery calendar and two skeins of red and black WoolEase; red and black is one of my favorite color combos as well as the team colors for Ohio State. At the front right, there is a bag of Buckeye candies; they are a ball of peanut butter surrounded by chocolate. They are candy representations of the buckeye nuts (from Ohio buckeye trees) which have a unique toxicity. Buckeyes are what Ohio residents are often referred to as since a political candidate in the past used it in his slogans. In the middle front is a HUGE (18 fl oz) coffee cup covered in facts and drawings of Cleveland. Coincidentally, I've been looking for a large coffee cup for myself; I don't know how gizmonic knew this. She is psychic, I tell ya'. On the front left is a bag of pasta shaped in the university shaped "O"s. It has a sauce packet inside and I think she sent me an entire dinner in the making - pasta with sauce, beer, candies. That's a meal.
A Cleveland magazine, a buggy eyed reindeer ornament, a reindeer finger puppet on a peppermint stick (he is currently guarding my computer desk), a pack of reindeer tissues, pirate tissues, a box of pirate bandages with a tiny, miniature-sized pirate rubber ducky inside, reindeer treats (jellybeans) and I love the cartoon reindeer on the package. They look like they're in treat heaven - so cute! On the left is the stack of rust-colored fabrics of fat quarters she used to wrap everything in. I think I could make a quilt top out of just that stack. On top of the fabric is a wonderful small pot. It is handmade, but I can't quite make out the signature on the bottom. It currently has a home on my sewing desk - useful and pretty!
Finally, a poor shot of a poster. At the bottom, it says Cleveland in old-newspaper style letters, but I couldn't fit it all in the shot. It is a nice winter holiday poster, classy.
I was going to spread it out some more, but my home internet has been very flaky all of a sudden and I don't want to risk not being able to show off all this great stuff gizmonic sent. Thank you gizmonic.