Miss Violaceous did not lie, she TOTALLY spoiled me! I have to say that I may have been a bad swap partner, because I asked her to surprise me (I love swap surprises), and she rose to the challenge beautifully!
I got her enormous
parcel this morning and since it was chock full of goodies, I'm afraid this is gonna be a pix-laden post
The first thing I noticed in the box was a DIY World Domination Kit... (snickers)
I opened it first (who could resist?) and saw the instructions:
and let out shrieks of laughter that brought my relatives in, who started laughing too. Here's the soon-to-be Sheep Army:
World Domination is soooo close, I can just taste it.
Next to the World Domination Kit were 2 bags of UTZ Cheese Curls (I miss them sooo much! UTZ doesn't sell on the West Coast
) and a whole bunch of little wrapped packages...
All the goodies unwrapped:
- an Art Nouveau charm bracelet
- an herb-filled amigurumi octopus (from my wists!)
- sunflower seeds for the garden (from a really cool Adult Care program)
- a knitting wrist bag (squee!) (also from the wists)
- stitch markers (always on the wists)
- a "faux" nouveau brooch (on the wists)
- a vintage cameo (OMG, I have a THING for cameos)
- and Lady Godiva earrings
And close-ups/ modelled pix:
Underneath all the little wrapped goodies were two larger items. The first was a series of vintage sewing patterns, in my size!
I can't wait to play with these
The next was a bit curious...
But, I dutifully opened the book to the specified page and look what was inside!
Two pressed dogwood blossoms and cherry blossoms! I grew up outside of Washington, D.C. and desperately miss the area. Miss Violaceous lives nearby. What a wonderful surprise! I got a little teary, because I really miss the two dogwood trees we had back home, so these were such a thoughtful touch. I just need to find a frame for them, so I can keep them safe
Thank you so much, Miss Violaceous! I reallyreally appreciate all the effort and thoughtfulness of everything you sent. I think I can retire from swapping gracefully now
(I'm going into the Peace Corps, provided I pass the Medical, so I won't be able to swap anymore.)