While sitting at home on the computer (reading Itty Bitty forum threads, actually) the doorbell rang. We don't get many people at our door, and those people who do frequent the house don't usually ring the doorbell. So I assumed it was the mail carrier - making the then obvious jump to conclusion my package had arrived!!
I hurried upstairs to get the mail, signing for the package, and rushing to the counter to inspect everything it held inside. Two things to note at this point: 1) I always want pictures of everything so I was torn between making sure I'd photographed the package from beginning to end and just ripping open everything without hesitation! 2) My mind was flitting from thought to though trying to decide whether to go make a hurried post about receiving my package and thanking my dear swap partner (thank you again, melissabear!), and...ripping open this package! I ended up posting, then carefully opening and documenting the package. :)
What a treat inside! M included so many goodies!
First off, she knit a Dotted Chicken and included the lovely Berraco Vintage yarn to make him a friend if I wanted.
Second, she included incredibly soft RY Cashsoft DK yarn in gray with soft blue ribbon for the Bunny Tail hat (sure to make a cute, boyish Bunny Tail!).
She even included 2 hanks of blue-toned wool. I don't know what I'll use it for yet, but I know I'll find something!
Other goodies included mini dessert erasers,
candy gum eggs (these were a favorite of mine when I was little! So thoughtful that she remembered!),
growing beans and a growing chick for X,
a book for X, gobs of chocolate, neat mechanical pencils, a notepad, a fun "Happy Easter" decoration, as well as a fun little tissue holder (which I believe M made herself).
Look at all that yarn!
If you'd like to read more about this swap, check out M's blog HERE.