SOOO SOOO SORRY for the picture posting tardiness!! I had to go on an unexpected long roadtrip to AZ with my Grandmother to visit my very pregnant sister (everyone in my world seems to be having babies! don't drink the socal water
) only to return home to have not gotten the job i interviewed for last week. Ups and downs may kill me. Going on about 17 months of job hunting to no avail. Anyone want to give me a job?
Moving on - So I wasn't home for a handful of days, but here are the rest of my AMAZING gifts from Quaggy! She was the best!! I loved everything she sent me. She is truly an amazing artist as well, and I know that
A book binding kit!! How outrageously amazing is this??? I cannot wait to try it! This is also something my nephews and niece and I will be putting into good use for next christmas! (there will be four little people under 4 who will all get to make awesome christmas stuff with auntie - i have a year to perfect my bookbinding skills
This was a :O and "holy cow" when I opened it! AMAZING!!
A MATCHING THREAD CATCHER!!! How lovely is this? This is the second most useful gift i have rec'd in years!
These are the goodies that came in the most USEFUL present I have gotten in years! A coffee cup caddy. This will be living on my sewing table and may I never go hunting for a pen, seam ripper or snips again!
And the Colors are fantastic!!
A magic yarn ball!
I love these and have never gotten one! So exciting!
Beautifully hand painted snowman spoon ornaments
this guy is my fave
One of these guys may need to have a home with my nephew. He LOVED looking at them and the fact that they were spoons made him giggle (he's two). We may have to try something along these lines (painting on flatware) for our christmas craft projects next year because he loved them so much! I am thinking some reindeer.
So I LOVE LOVE LOVE to bake - and look what day seven brought - baking goodness!! including a little cupcake recipe book, which I cannot wait to try!
Now this next one is where I was FLOORED!! This is a ceramic santa. Hand painted AND HAND CAST!! SHE CASTED THIS GUY!! Then painted him up beautifully!! I was FLOORED when I saw him, then when I read that she actually MADE him, not just painted, I was even more amazed. Look how pretty he is! (All the pictures I got of his back were blurry and made the colors look off, so sorry there isn't a rear pic)
This is a beautiful christmas tree. The fabric and the buttons - Its amazing!
Look at this super cute Santa Stuffie
The cutest kitchen towel!! I love it!
A Mug Rug! I think I like the idea quaggy gave as using it as a trivet!!
WOWSERS!! A bunch of Cards, tags and A WAX SEAL KIT!! I have wanted a wax sealer for so long!!!! And quaggy put it all in a very cute santa mailbox!!
Some of the cards
some of the tags
The wax seal kit
Holy smokes! Today was a FANTASTIC day - I got my degree in the mail, I got called for an interview for a job AND my boxes arrived for this swap from quaggy! HOLY SMOKES! These boxes are HUGE!!!! (my shoe is there for scale!)
i opened the top box and wow!
I stacked them all in my closet so I am not tempted
well almost all - check out this huge one!
Gosh - if I post this many pics when I just have packages, when I open them I may be really irritating