First off, let me say that Audania1 must have one of the best brains on Craftster. She came up with things I wouldn't have dreamed of. I think she is also a bit of a mind reader or something because I don't remember saying I wanted some of the things she sent.
Secondly, for those who are wondering, we agreed on a large spoiler stocking with 9-10 crafted goodies, 3-4 of which would be mediums, the rest small, and 7-8 store bought gifts. And a stocking.
And now, PICTURES!
I love this! It's straight off my wist. I have named the piggy Cena, after the pig I raised in high school (who was named for the Spanish word for dinner and tasted soooo good).
Great crocheted arm warmers. I've been wanting some arm warmers for a long time and don't remember ever mentioning it on here. And the color is one of my favorites! I was slightly spooked
Butterbeer mugs and a pumpkin juice container with pumpkin juice mix. We were in the Deathly Hallows swap together and I was secretly hoping that Audania1 would treat me to some of her glass etching.
Another set of glass etching greatness! She sent along sand and pretty glass for weights and tea lights. I do not recall telling her either that we often put candles in the windows for holidays or just because. Hmm... Plus she used my 2 of my favorite words: hope and joy.
Some store-bought goodies: hand sewing needles (always at a premium around here), measuring cups and spoons (you can never have enough, ever), a seam ripper (I can NEVER find mine) and embroidery floss. I use embroidery floss like it's going out of style plus I've been wanting to learn embroidery for a long while.
Candy! All my favorites: skittles, candy mix, mints and honey sticks. Did I mention mints and honey sticks? I don't remember doing so. And they are my total favorites!
My folks got in on the unwrapping.
My dad got a Mariners ornament! He loves baseball and the Mariners are our local team. He was mightly impressed with the woodburning. It really is remarkable.
And a Cheshire Cat apron for my mom. We are both in love with it. Talk about clever!
My sister got a manatee drawing and resin magnets. Totally perfect! Boy, Audania1 has got some awesome art talent.
And for each of us
adorabel little vials with seeds. She put our names and the contents on each one. We all love to garden. This was so perfect!
The stocking, of course! So cute!
And my favorite for last:
An ornament made to look like one of those old glass balls you can find on the beach with sand and shells inside. We used to go to the beach at least once a year for a week or so before I got milk goats. That's the one drawback of having animals for me: You can't just leave for the weekend. You can't just leave for the day. You have to be there morning and night to milk, feed, water, etc. at about the same time every day. It's been really hard for me with the goats getting older and knowing that soon we'll not have the farm animals. This ornament reminded me that it's not all bad. I abosolutely love it. Thank you.
You are awesome, Audania1! Thank you, thank you, thank you for absolutely everything!