I got yelley's package! I was out of town for a few days, and when I came back, her package was here waiting for me.
Okay, FINALLY I found my camera and was able to get some pictures! I rearranged my living room a few days ago, but was unable to completely clean and organize it because I had that trip to go on... camera was hard to find... yada yada.
I have a partner that was a total over-achiever (heh heh...); she WAY outdid herself, and I love everything! I'll explain them as they come, so without further ado...
Here are the pictures!
Below are the things that yelley sent as her show-and-tell items! We have gummy bears, a DVD of the film Rudy (she went to college at Notre Dame!), her favorite chapstick and lotions, some Mensa publications (smarty pants), and some luggage tags (which, coincidentally, I was considering purchasing just LAST NIGHT! How funny!)
This photo shows all of my "small" items. There are two skeins of wool yarn that yelley dyed with Kool-Aid... I like to think of them as "Rainbow Sherbet" and "Under the Sea," if I had to name them.
Then she sent a bath set. Ugh, her talent disgusts me! Look at the awesome washcloth, face scrubbie, and body poof thing - I love green, she's so totally awesome, and I am going to use them tomorrow morning! The bottom right shows a set of bowls and flatware she sent for my daughter, with cute undersea creatures on them. Oh, so so cute! Then there's the crocheted E. coli she made. Ha! I love the plush microbes, and HOW COOL that she made it herself! Plus, yelley works in the bio industry, making sure that all of our roughage is free from this sort of virus, so I have to give her credit for the personal flair.
Last, but absolutely not least, are the stitch markers she made for me, which she says I can cut up and re-wire (I teach wire-working classes), but I will do no such thing! They look so awesome and I am absolutely going to use them in my next project!
The next two pics show you a close-up of the adorable E. coli and the beautiful stitch markers! Yay!
The next picture shows you the postcards (Wow, she sent 4!), recipe cards (as a bonus to her show-and-tell - a few of her favorite recipes), and a brief view of the amazingly creative stationery yelley sent me.
Here are a few close-ups of the stationery - I told you they were creative! My absolute favorite is the rain cloud card with raindrop paper. Yelley had told me awhile back in a PM that she was finished with the stationery and thought it was cute, but looked like a ten-year old made it. Whatever, yelley. Liar. It's so awesome, and I KNOW everyone on here will agree with me. The next close-up is the "leaf" set that she made. So pretty, and the pictures don't do any of this stuff justice, of course. And the last is the underwater stationery! AWESOME! She's such an art-eest! I love the jellyfish.
yelley, everything was PERFECT! I feel SO spoiled. You did such an awesome job with everything, and I can't wait to get another package. Heehee. I love it all! I opened everything in front of my brother, who said "wow..." to a lot of it, and my husband said "she made that?" about the raindrop/cloud stationery, and then "that's awesome!" after I confirmed that you created it.
I'd like to say that as always, pictures don't properly convey how awesome everything looks! Also, my photography is terrible. Sorry for all the cat hairs... I have two very furry cats.
SO WONDERFUL, you're the best! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
Yay, exclamation points.