I delayed opening my last pressies... the black out and bad weather was getting to me when our generator blew a gasket, and then the small generator we had just was not cutting it, as it was cutting in and out with the cold weather (and it may have blown a gasket too), so my mood was less than merry. However, we went out to family yesterday and that cheered me up, and we came home to LIGHT!!!! Hydro finally got around to working on our lines and got our power back up during Christmas day - thank goodness. Our neighbours pulled in to their driveway at the same time we did and it just was a little hugfest as we all celebrated the joy of LIGHT, and HEAT, and POWER!!!! So I am in a much better mood now. I did not think I would give the last days of the wonderful package rockmygypsysoul sent me justice, while I was in the low mood.
Anyways, it was worth the wait...
For the last two days of Christmas, and beyond...
DH is going to love these - I teared up opening them up... portraits of my doggies - including poor Toby who left us last year, Ginger, and her new brother, Troy
My new little man, Troy, whom we adopted this Spring
Our little princess Ginger, her highness of the comfy bed
... and finally, my first sweet little man, Toby.
I love these so, so, so very much!
She also sent me this... a gorgeous print of Alice with the Queen of Hearts, from the classic John Tenniel Alice in Wonderland artwork. I ADORE his Alice art, and love this print. It looks wonderful in red
... that would be gift enough, but she went over the top and sent me the hand carved lino block that made that print! It must have taken forever to carve it - look it all the detail!
She also sent a couple of heavy bags of extras...
SOCKS - love socks! Especially cute, colourful, fun socks!
Yummy goodies - I am going to have to hide the choco gummies - I love gummie bears - can't wait to see how they are covered in chocolate! Also the ginger coconut candy - DH hates both ginger and coconut so I am happy to have these, since I won't have to share
Crafty goodies - a small box of metal bits, perfect for stamping, a PMC kit - perfect as I was just working with PMC before my power went out, and a sweet White Rabbit cameo - so cute.
... and last but not least... I could not believe this was an "extra" - another carved stamp of pine cones on a bough. I think this is wonderful and am already thinking of how I can use it to make more tags and maybe next years Christmas cards.
Thank you JoAnn, I loved all aspects of your package, and thank you for the hard work, thoughtfulness, and creativity you imbued into it. Thank you for the wonderful gifts and being a great swap partner!