I am officially flabbergasted by the crafty skill of xmelinda!
A relatively small little box arrived in the mail yesterday, but unfortunately I was dashing out the door, so it had to wait until I got home last night. I started opening it, and it was like the clown car at the circus - so much stuff was in there!
The first thing I saw was a beautiful hand knit (or is it crochet...I'm a yarn-craft beginner) skinny scarf in the blue-green boucle yarn I sent with delicate purple beading as fringe, and a perfectly coordinating hat with purple stripes and a gorgeous flower attached. I was so in love that I was wearing it until I went to bed - it was absolutely perfect!!
Then I saw a batch of exquisite handmade cards for Halloween that made a novel use of the ribbon I sent - as framing detail on the cards - so cute!
At this point, I was going on and on to my hubby about how this was the best swap ever, and how I loved everything. Then as I was going to recycle the box, a handful of little tissue-wrapped things fell out. MORE goodies - it was unbelievable.
2 pairs of earings...one with the felt I sent and embroidery thread and bead details, and the other a long dangly beaded pair. There was also a gorgeous silver necklace with beading to perfectly match the earrings. Finally, an unbelievable felt pin that incorporates what I think is a Shrinky Dink masterpiece.
As you can see, I was blessed by the swap gods with a most amazing match-up! Thanks, xmelinda - you truly outdid yourself!!