Thank you, Knit_Core!!!!
I am overjoyed with everything you sent me. Goodies and treasures galore! I feel really lucky that my first swap was as great as it could be.
It was a hefty box! I managed to carry it back to the house with one arm full of magazines and my other arm tugged by a dog. How did I manage such a feat? I will never reveal my secret box carrying technique. Torture is futile.
So I opened the box and there's a gorgeous stencil on black canvas. My heart leapt at the thought of it being a tote. It was! I got a little emotional with happiness at how cool this whole swap business is and my eyes welled up a bit.
Inside the bag there was ALL KINDS OF STUFF!
Is there such a thing as too many pictures? I hope not.
Here is MOST everything:
I love the card!
For the life of me, I couldn't get a shot of the bag by itself without it being all blurry, so here's a close-up of the stencil:
The bag was loaded with candies inside:
They are fantastic candies. Kind of chewy and 100% delicious:
And I think these are the most fancy chocolates I have ever seen:I live in a very rural part of central Florida - we don't have stuff like this.
Look at this sweet little treasure box! Real coffee beans and one of my favorite colors!!
This bracelet was the treasure inside. How did you poke holes in the beans? This is so cool!
There were also two mysterious lumps wrapped in fabric. I had my suspicions that they were mugs. This fabric is incredible. I will be using this in an upcoming project for sure!
I was right! I am not kidding when I say I think these are some of the prettiest mugs I've ever seen. I love the shape and they feel good in my hand.
But one mug had an attachment. It is a MUG COZY!! Oh My God - I love this cozy! It is my very favorite color and it is a soft yarn. The stitch is so elegant - some kind of open weave knitting stitch. The button is perfect. My jaw dropped when I saw this. Wow.
I'm still in awe of it all. I can't say thank you enough, but I really am grateful for all the thoughtfulness and talent you shared with me.
Now I'm going to go try one of those chocolates!!!