So! Color me spoiled in blues and greens! My neighbor received this box yesterday and brought it to me at the end of the day. I was shocked as it somehow made it clear across the US in just 2 days! I stared at it a bit, thinking that I should maybe wait until mimiw's package was at least in her region.
Well after a couple of hours (maybe 10 minutes) I thought, "heck with that!" and brought it to the nice, cool basement so I could really enjoy unwrapping it.
Here's the whole* package; photo taken in the crummy light of the basement:
I almost wish I could have recorded the audio of me unwrapping everything because I was all ooos and aaahs and squees and gasps as I took each piece out of the tissue and examined them one by one. I could've made a how-to for bridal showers or something except mine were all completely genuine and no one was here to hear them except free-loader cats.
The basement light wasn't doing these lovelies justice so I moved out into the sun to shoot them, which also didn't do them justice. Mimi really read my bio, asked questions and checked out my wists and did a great job of making me things that I wanted and/or needed and in my taste.
A have shirt like this one on my wists! I wore it when The ManFlesh was over last night for chillaxin in the shade with cards and cocktails and he got a kick out of it, saying that it had multiple meanings. You see I'm a (naturally) buxom faux finisher. HA!
And an awesome wristlet in awesome colors and awesome fabrics with an awesomely padded-ish wrist loop for my comfort and ease-of-use! This is my favorite side:
No wait, this
is my favorite side:
I can't decide! I took it to brunch today and it worked out great and looked so cute
sitting on the table at the semi-fancy, hip n trendy restaurant! It will also go with pretty much my entire summer casual wardrobe as it's all greens, blues, purples and browns/tans. I have to mention that it's lined with a dark denim and maybe has interfacing as it holds it's shape very nicely. It's SO well sewn!
And finally the thread catcher for my sewing area! I had to move back into the basement to my sewing area so I could show you it installed - I already caught some threads, too, because I had no shortage of them scattered around there!
You can see how nicely the fabrics she chose go with my paint in there, too, even thought the flash has the colors a little off in the picture!
That's a nicely weighted pin cushion on the table that is removable with Velcro and full of magically delicious pins that she sent! She sent many more colorful pins, but I was too excited to install them all right then.
(here's mimiw's post with better photos of it: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257125.0
THANK YOU, MIMI for inviting me! I sure hope you like your package at least half as much as I like mine! I think the swap anxiety is now at maximum. Arrrrrrgh!
*I received word last night that mimiw found a small that was accidentally separated from the herd! More? For me? I am spoiled.