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Topic: Old Fashioned Book Lover's Swap GALLERY, send by Feb 26 2013  (Read 15999 times)
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« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2013 08:37:53 AM »

Well, my package to when_i'm_sixty4 shows on tracking that it arrived on Tuesday, but I have yet to hear from her whether she received or not.  I do know that she had a computer keyboard snafu, which may be preventing her from updating, so I am going to post pictures of what I sent, but I will be poised to re-craft if we had yet another USPS casualty.  :/ 



I chose Emma by Jane Austen as her book.  I also found this awesome "choose your adventure" style book called Lost in Austen, so included that as well.  The made bookmark is crocheted and loops through the book and holds a pen or highlighter for annotating as you go, and I happened to stumble across the awesome Jane Austen bookmark in my junk drawer, so included that, as well.  It's leather. 



Up-close image of the bookmark.  I used an Owl button, as we both share a love of owls, so I felt I had to work one in there somehow! 

Then, the Emma-inspired craft: 



when_i'm_sixty4 works in a library, and I know that they are often overly air-conditioned, so I made these sweet Victorian-ish fingerless gloves that I thought looked like something Emma would wear.

Finally, the reading-inspired craft: 



Like I said, she works in a library, but in the Children's section (best job ever, by the way!), so I made her this "book bag" with some awesome Dr. Seuss fabric I stumbled across in my stash, and included the fun Matryoshka silverware, as I thought she could use the bag to bring her lunch to work, and she loves nesting dolls.

I hope the package really did arrive, and that when_i'm_sixty4 is just having life happen right now, so she's delayed in posting.  Otherwise, I have enough yarn for another pair of gloves and bookmark and some more Seussy fabric for another bag.   Wink 

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« Reply #51 on: February 24, 2013 09:09:03 AM »

Sarahelise, that is a fantastic package!  I'm swooning over that crocheted bookmark--it is so cool that it really fastens to the book AND holds a pencil or highlighter AND it's super cute!  I'm also adoring the fingerless gloves (such a beautiful color) and the Dr. Seuss bag and cute cutlery.  I hope your partner did get her package, this is too nice to miss!
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« Reply #52 on: February 24, 2013 12:21:51 PM »

Oh boy I totally added that Lost in Austen to my Amazon wishlist! So cool! Love those wrist warmers too! Smiley
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« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2013 12:51:29 PM »

nice package Susan, great bookbag, and love your bookmarks, and yay Dr. Seuss!

sarahelise that bookmark is so clever! love that it holds a pen.  The fingerless gloves are great, well done, nice colour, and good idea related to the book.

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« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2013 05:27:41 PM »

Well I received on Friday but haven't had a chance to post my wonderful package until just now.

Fancybutch sent me a copy of 1984 by Orwell, a book that I've been wanting to read for a long time but have just never gotten around to.  I'm super excited about it!

 

The bookmark and the item that she sent along with the book are both themed around the book itself which I love.

First the bookmark which includes one of her favourite quotes.

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and finally she sent along this sweet blackwork hoop.  She's told me that the image of "Room 101" is something very significant to the book and I'm very interested to find out more about it.  



Now that I've received I just want to say thanks to the organizers because I think you've paired us up pretty well!  

Thanks again fancybutch!!!
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« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2013 08:33:36 PM »

Holy smokes I love the 1984 stuff! I make it a point to read 1984 at least once a year. Love those crafted items!!!
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« Reply #56 on: February 24, 2013 11:41:47 PM »

So many goodies!!  I love the fabulous hoops and cross stitch stuff!!  The crocheted bookmark and pen holder is so clever!
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« Reply #57 on: February 25, 2013 05:10:45 AM »

That cover for 1984 is really cool, I have the boring white one. And the bookmark and cross stitch are amazing!
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« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2013 05:20:18 AM »

Fancybutch--I love the bookmark so much!  The different sized numbers and smudges, and printed background, all look industrial and cool.  It's been so long since I read 1984 that I don't remember what is significant about room 101, but the cross stitch is cool anyway!  I will have to re-read this book.
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« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2013 06:18:00 AM »

Woo, have I ever fallen behind!

That castle cross stitch is gorgeous. Hopefully it will still show up! I'm not losing faith just yet!

Awesome package as always, Susan! (I had the chance to swap with Susan on the junkerjane doll swap recently!)

Super neat pen holder bookmark, love it!

Lastly, fancybutch, all the items you sent were just great! I live with pcollins so I got to see them firsthand. I adore the bookmark, and you'll be happy to know that your blackwork is the start to our hoopla wall! Smiley
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