I meant to wait until Christmas, I really did. But... I opened one, then two, then more... before I knew it there were fewer still wrapped then opened and it seemed like I should just finish the job already. So, I did.
Behold, wonderment from P_E_S_T...
Here is everything together:
(Three items in the upper left were not photographed by themselves. They are a paper bird model, a window star kit, and a resin bangle with swallows encased within.)
Three little birds, a sculpted heart (that came about after a conversation we had when things were rough for me), and a wing pendant with a quote that completely speaks to me right now and actually made me cry when I opened it:
These little felted cups with ceramic centers (I was told that the little ceramic bowls are from France!). A beautifully embroidered bracelet. How. She spoiled me for sure.
An embroidered sketchbook cover. There is a pocket on the inside too:
This amazing wall hanging featuring Jolene's own photos printed on fabric and embroidered:
And... when there wasn't enough to stuff in the stocking she added one final, amazing piece... the sewing machine cover!
There is a pocket on the side:
You went above and beyond my dear. Everything here is so amazing and so me and so lovingly crafted. We've swapped a couple of times now and I feel like this is the start of a beautiful friendship.
Thank you so much. <3
I forgot to include these in the group shot. She made knitted bowls too for keeping things in. I <3 these. I got a little emotional when I opened these too. I say "bits" a lot.