OK, I have a few thank yous to write! One of the fun parts about participating in swaps is the delicious goodies that people send. I love to see how creative everyone, how questionnaires are interpreted into what they think I might enjoy and the thrill of the surprise! Check these out:
These goodies are from Crochetville's Autumn Secret Pal Swap. **Ann** in Washington stepped in to be my partner when my first one couldn't continue and she's been wonderful. This last reveal box is a doozie! Note how packed full this one is! Closeup number one shows some delicious chai tea (I don't do coffee), two balls of Fixation (perfect for socks), and two skeins of Blue Mist Wool Ease. Next to it you can see the picture of two MORE skeins of yarn, this time Nashua Handknits Wooly Stripes in Viva! that I am so excited to work with! And, check out those cute Halloween goodies she made for my daughter, who immediately claimed them. The last close-up shows the sweet slippers Ann created for my big ol' feet - I just love the ribbon; and don't you just LOVE my new hook. I can't wait to make up a bulky throw with that amazing goodie. The wood has a wonderful grain to it, and I absolutely adore working with natural hooks. Wait, there's more ... did you notice my Mary Engelbreit gift book "Don't Look Back" .. how did she know I adore Mary's stuff??? AND patterns ... a snowflake ornament pattern AND Annie's Attic Purse Panache! There are some cute bags in here and I ADORE making purses. And, tucked into the edges I got a delicious bar of chocolate with a lighthouse on it (wrapped in plastic so as not to melt) and then some beach themed buttons/goodies to embellish a project. THANK YOU , THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Halloween Apron Swap:
I am the luckiest gal ever and received this gorgeous apron from the swap coordinator, Beelicious/Laura. Isn't this to DIE for??? She made it from this tutorial, and included more edible goodies than are shown ... I couldn't resist! I am the most stylish baker on my country block!
This second one is the one I made and sent to my partner Courtney along with bunches of goodies. It's based on this tutorial at LuluLollyLegs, and I really liked it until I got my gorgeous ruffled baby! LOL!!
Crochetoholic's October Swap:
Robin aka Blaze LaFlame sent me this powerfully packed goodie box! The theme this month is a Scarf and Hat Kit PLUS. I received a terrific scarf/hat pattern and two Big Skeins of lime green yarn to make them. She tucked in a wood crochet (have I mentioned I adore wooden hooks) in a size I didn't have, either! Also inside were some baking goodies ... a cute oven mitt, beautiful mug and lots of tea bags to help me stay warm. PLUS, the gem of it all, are some recipes from her house to mine. I hope I didn't forget anything. Thank you so much!!