Ok ladies. From now on, Quaggy is my EXCLUSIVE IYP dance partner!
I received from her today and the box was so big that my 10 yo DD had difficulty carrying it up the stairs!
(Unfortunately, I cannot take and post photos, so I am going to post a description, and the lovely Quaggy will post photos soon.)
Sit down with a refreshing drink and a snack. You'll be here awhile!
-A navy blue/cream striped "shoebox" (the fancy ones you buy at craft stores), filled with items for my DS, who is off to his first year at college in Sept. B/c the items are wrapped already, and he is difficult to buy for, I didn't open his items; I am going to save them for the holidays (we celebrate Xmas/Hanukkah/his birthday all in Dec.). But I DID give him one item that was unwrapped, which was....
-A rustic redish/maroon colored metal coat hook shaped like a ships' "steering wheel" (none of us could think of the correct word!
) His dorm room will be nautical themed, and this will be PERFECT!
-A tea box! With tea in it! I had this item on my wishlist for me and my son and the generous Quaggy sent us one! She put on the label of the box 'For Barbara or DS', so I decided to be a nice Mom and send him off to college with it.
(He left for work early, but I texted him that there are goodies in his room from my swap partner. He can't wait to come home and see them!)
-Aprons (2!), and pillowcases (2!)....one for each of my girls! Again, with the holidays being as busy as they are here, and since they were already wrapped, I am saving them for the holidays. So I don't know what they look like, but I can guarantee-sight unseen-that they will be PERFECT for my ladies!
-Two Texas shaped lollipops! One each was taped to the top of their gifts. I let the girls have them right now, and as we speak, all you hear is slurping!
One is red/cherry, and one is purple/grape, and they taste delicious (the girls let me have a lick)!
-Two pillowcases! One for me and one for DH! (By now, you probably have guessed that I didn't unwrap DH's...
).....but MINE...rainbow stripey fabric with black strips for the main part, with a strip of blue and green frog fabric, and an end of ladybug fabric! As per usual-PERFECT!
-A most awesome SUMMER BAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Poor Quaggy said she searched Hancocks for some time to find material that matched, with my favorite color being orange, it's not too easy. But she did great! It has a flat bottom, then it goes up I'd say about two feet with three different fabric patterns, and then it closes with a rope(?) (not right word, but I don't know right one) drawstring pull! There are six pockets along the bottom and the inside is HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It also has two carrying handles! Thoughtfully, Quaggy tried to match the style/purpose of what I asked for and received in the 'Geezer' swap, which was picnic type items, which leads me to....
-Enough picnic items to have a picnic for all of Craftster! (And these are all fancy party type items too!) Here goes: Large orange/white/light orange paper plates, smaller orange/lime/magenta paper plates with daisies on them, large orange and white napkins with polka dots on them, smaller napkins to match the daisy plates, turquoise/yellow/lime/magenta/white napkins with ladybugs on them, cups to match the orange/lime/magenta plates, and glass salt and pepper shakers with orange polka dots on them!
-Her famous HUSH PUPPY recipie!
-Two potholders, which I was in DIRE need of! They are made in the same fabrics as the bag, and are round shaped, and can also be used by putting your four fingers/thumb in the flaps in the back.
-A HUGE strawberry shortcake/whipped cream/cherry pincushion in an ANTIQUE glass stand! Far too lovely to be used as a pincushion, it is on my kitchen table, for all to admire.
orange/flowered themed notepad!
(I am going to start another post...this one's jumping the more I type...)