Yay, we made it here without a hitch – but boy is it cold and did the weather ever turn nasty!!!! But enough about the weather – before we left on our trip, I had a wonderful time opening the swap packages that had arrived in the mail! First off, I got my ornaments from ‘cyndiq’. These are machine embroidered (the camera doesn’t pick it up, but she used a metalic thread on both) with beading on the hangers. These will make a nice addition to next year’s tree – we managed to take our decorations down on Thursday.
Secondly, a very large box from ‘Elphie’ came – filled with The Office goodies – and everything was FANTASTIC! Starting on the left, a great Office clipboard, a tissue box holder (it’s sitting on my sewing table next to my Dwight Bobblehead), an mini accordion style “Office Strategies” folder, a pencil topped with Michael’s foot wrapped in plastic (from the episode where he burned his foot on his George Foreman grill), and some resin magnets that resemble Dwight’s office supplies encased in Jello.
I don’t have any more swaps planned (aside from finishing up the Little Visitor #5), so I’ll be concentrating on just doing some sewing! I did notice that Pattern Review is running another “Knockoff” contest, but I haven’t found anything that’s inspired me – I may have to wait until I get next month’s Lucky Magazine or another Anthropologie catalog to arrive before I find something!