I got my package from Sonjabegonia, and for a first time swapper, she sure has it all together! This was my second swap, and I still feel like I'm fumbling for "creative fluency." And time - no one needs me until I sign up for something (like a swap) and then everyone wants my attention all at once.
So, without further delay, here are the items that made me misty eyed ( high hormone levels
) and my own commentary for my thought process.
First thing I pulled from the box, was the card, which I opened last, and thought it was so cute, fit the swap theme perfectly!
Next was a small tissue wrapped bundle that contained paper she sent form a trip to Bangkok, makes me wish I could travel more! I can't even get into Canada now without a passport. Has anyone ever wisted a passport???
Then I pulled out the painting - a gorgeous iris on its own tiny canvas. I've never had any paintings made just for me, so this is really special. I think I'll put it in my bathroom behind the mirror so I can see it every morning when I put in my "eyes" and brush my teeth.
Out next was a miniature gift bag with 4 brightly colored plastic canvas stitched coasters. I was thinking they'd be perfect for all the glasses that constantly migrate around the house and leave rings everywhere, but now I'm thinking about framing them. They're too pretty to stain with milk, or tea.
The last thing I removed from the box was a crisp white tote bag, embellished with a brilliant red rose right on the front. She also added a trim all the way around the top. It's so pretty
It will now be my van/grab bag for those projects on work on when I'm out and about, like embroidery, so it's just perfect.
Thanks for everything Sonjabegonia, I absolutely loved swapping with you
I hope your box and items get there intact and soon!