I received Milady's package and am so excited to show it to everyone!
This is the journal (sorry it's on its side; for some reason when I try to rotate it the picture gets all weird and stretched):
(Is that the author herself sporting a fashionable raygun...? Methinks it is!
) She says the paper on the cover is wallpaper from her new house.
The extras were so awesome and personal. This crochet panel (also on its side):
has the phrase, "Do what makes your heart sing" crocheted into it (and by the way, how in the world did she even DO that?!?!), which is something from the personal messages we exchanged with one another when we first learned we were swap partners. My mother in law keeps stopping in front of it and raving about how happy and beautiful it is, and how talented the craftster must be.
And she also sent these cool crocheted earrings (yes, crocheted EARRINGS!):
It took me a while to decide what clothes to wear today, because I was building my outfit around those fantastic earrings!!!
After I looked at everything, I delved back into the journal, which allowed me to peek into the busy and social world of Milady. I knew I was going to get a kick out of reading it -- we are both in health care and night shift work, and in May she was in the middle of a house purchase, as well as a lot of entertaining social outings. (I'm quite jealous of her active social life!)
Here are a couple of other pages:
Maybe the most fun thing, was the internationality of it all. My son looked at her pictures and said, "Wow! They even LOOK British, don't they?" I don't know how anyone "looks British" ... but I'm thinking she and her friends and family are looking at my pictures saying, "Wow, they even LOOK American, don't they?"
And of course there were the oh-so-cool British words and phrases, too. How fun! THANK YOU, MILDAY!!!!
P.S.I am loving seeing all the different journals and extras... It's almost like seeing all the different personalities, spread out in front of us! And the intriguing thing is, there is so much more journal content that each recipient is enjoying, that the rest of us cannot even guess! What a great swap!