I am loving the gallery for this round! Everybody is coming up with such imaginative and different interpretations of the categories!
I just got back from vacation this afternoon, and JUST received my partner's package! My partner for this swap was justaddcats, and I am truly amazed and in awe of her talent, generosity, and thoughtfulness. (Unfortunately, I am unable to take and post photos, so I am hoping justaddcats will so you can all see her talents!)
LOCAL: The most adorable, colorful magnet with drawn ladybugs on it! justaddcats included the artist's business card in case I wanted to take a look at some of her other work, and I am most definitely going to do so!
GREEN: A skein of the most lusicous looking and feeling yarn by the name of 'Aslantrends-Natural Luxury Yarns'. It's varigated shades of green. It's very lovely!
RECYCLED: A tea cozy/sleeve made from recycled sweaters...and in my FAV COLOR COMBOS and it has a CUPCAKE ON IT! She even included a variety of 'Tazo' tea!
HARD: Lifesavers and Werther's hard candies (VERY clever!
) and they are even sugar-free!!!!!! (I am going to share the Werther's with hubby b/c caramel is not a flavor I like
but he loves that candy, so thank you! I will be digging into the Lifesavers first thing tomorrow! Thank you for your thoughtfulness in sending sugar-free!)
FUNNY: Straight of my wist....a PERFECTLY stitched cross-stitch of the quote: "I got 99 problems but a stitch ain't one" with a crochet hook cross stitched to the bottom! Even the back on this hoop is finished nicely! And the stitches are so tiny!
FUNNY: (And dotted, on the back.) Again, straight off my wist, but with a twist!
A YARNIE MUG RUG IN MY FAV COLORS! This amazing woman actually somehow created a "ball" of yarn on a mug rug! It is an AMAZING thing to behold! Seriously!
DOTTED: A very comfy, very stylish
eye mask, something I've been wanting for awhile. I have sleep apnea and grind my teeth in my sleep.
A good night's sleep is something I value VERY highly, and this will help! (My hubby asked me when he saw me with the eye mask on: "Now you're going to wear your machine (sleep apnea mask) AND an eye mask??!!"
SENDER'S CHOICE: A beautiful, soft, wonderfully made spring scarf! I think I will wear it on Monday to work! It is just exquisite!
EXTRAS: Also off my wist...a CROCHET HOOK KEYRING! HOW FREAKIN' COOL IS THAT?
!!!!! Also, two really nifty looking striped pouches-yellow and white and orange and white-that were wrapped in with the candy...at first they looked like candy holders!
It turns out that they are sachets to hold lavender! (Something I must have mentioned somewhere and they are going to good use tonight...unfortunately, I also suffer from frequent migraines and my neurologist suggested I sleep with lavender sachets under my pillow as a holistic measure to help with the migraines...I was unable to find lavender till I went on vacation and found some in Florida, and now I have something to put it in! YEA!)
Everything was wrapped so nicely, and tied with yarn and these really nifty stamped/sewn tags which I am saving and will be reusing! Thank you again, justaddcats!