Then yesterday, I walked home from work and could see something sticking out of the mail box several houses away. Unfortunately, I had to run a couple of errands with Savvy and Texter, one of which was to pick up Lady K on her last day of 'school' until August.
But when I got home, I ripped into the package.
It was from Annette in Ireland!
A cushy package, all wrapped in orange with wonderful purple ribbon (which will be repurposed into bookmarks for my journal, I'm sure).
Inside of the package was this...
A lovely tote with a caterpillar on the front. Actually, I am considering him a 'bookworm' and will be using him to carry my library books in (just a few of them at a time, they wouldn't all fit).
Little hexies for the body and embroidered legs and branch. And she has only been sewing for a couple of years she says! Great work.
Nestled inside my tote were three smaller packages.
More purple ribbon and green tissue paper, all of which will be repurposed.
A wonderful little pin cushion, a butterfly pin out of wool, a fat quarter of rooster fabric and a lovely card.
The pin cushion is on my sewing table already, the fabric I will hold out and ponder for a bit and the butterfly will go on my lanyard for the library. I need to show him off on a regular basis.
This was a great swap and I am loving my gifts. Thank you Annette in Ireland!