I received a gigantic package from my fantastic partner longtimegeek, who lives in Colorado!
I seriously scored. I found the package waiting for me in the morning when I got up, and nearly sprained something lifting the thing off the floor.
(The pictures are sort of terrible. Sorry about that. Click for bigger and all that jazz.)
Here's everything, packed in v. neatly.
A fantastic button bracelet! It's a good size - I can get it on pretty easily but it doesn't fall off over my teeny tiny hand.
Prettiest necklace ever! It's got a gold wire nest, three darling little eggs and two swallows. I put it on immediately for the action shot, and haven't taken it off since. Absolutely love it!
A positively stunning steampunky tape measure! My old one was falling apart, so this immediately made its way to my notions bag.
Two bookmarks, with ridiculously cute embroidery and button flowers! The reverse sides have coordinating polka dot fabric.
Buttons! These joined my collection of random buttons immediately.
Treats. Some Caramel and Spice Apple Cider drink mix, which I haven't tried yet but will tomorrow, seriously weird chilli cracker things, and jelly beans! I adore jelly beans, but can't find them anywhere from some strange reason.
Barbecue sauce, more jelly beans, and this plastic bracelet thing against "wrist violence".
(Stephen Colbert isn't terribly well-known here, I don't think his show broadcasts anywhere. I've heard of him, though. [Conan O'Brien, on the other hand, is HUGE 'round these parts. I'm more into British comedy myself, I have to admit.])
Postcards and brochures from her area. One of the postcards has flower seeds in it! (Incidentally, I've heard of Estes before, but only because there's a fibre festival there every year.
Local newspapers, and a seriously hilarious knitting magazine from the 80's! I laughed so hard at that. (I swear my mum had one of those sweaters. She wore it, too - you can see it in some of my baby pictures.)
Two touristy magazines.
Aaaand THREE packages of different kinds of Shrinky Dinks, as well as some Sharpies! I can't wait to try these out!
Thank you so much, longtimegeek! I love everything to bits! Hope your package arrives soon, and that you'll like everything.
(I really need to lay off the exclamation marks and the parentheses.)