I had a bit of a fumble getting out of work today (I got the alarm set on me when I was still in the building! What the heck!??!), but everything turned around when I got home to find a huge package waiting for me from kidcompassion...who spoiled me. Wow.
Much like other partners have expressed, we felt like we had a lot in common. It made it all the more exciting a swap. Goodness, where to start?
The first crafted thing I saw was the t-shirt, and I had to pull it out of the box, because Bill Murray was staring at me!:
I heart BM. I am considering violating business casual law and wearing it tomorrow to work. This picture is actually up in the career centre where I work, where I have added a cartoon bubble with him saying the words, "You can
get a job." Here is a close up:
But the awesomeness doesn't stop. She sent me a Canada map bag to celebrate a trip I took last year. I don't think I mentioned my love of maps, so this is perfect. Sorry the pic is a bit blurry, but I didn't want to wash out the colours with a flash.
A Walt Whitman magnet for the angsty poet lover in me:
A needle roll - I really like the colours on this one.
Some hand-blended tea - mint from her mother's garden. I LOVE natural teas.
And if you can believe it...kidcompassion knitted me a Clapotis ala Knitty! She stalked me ravel-wise. This is very thoughtful, so comfortable, and beautiful. I am going to try to wear it every chance I get. The purple colour is perfect, and she sent me along the extra superwash merino yarn she made it out of too!
On the floor:
On the me (it is so versatile!!):
She sent a completely random item: a sprout kit. Man this is great. I am so stoked to start sprouting:
Everything together, including the book and Stevie Wonder (eeeee!) cd that she sent:
A sincere thanks to kidcompassion for the awesome swap gear. I love every bit of it. And thanks to Gothchics and rira for organizing.