Bloggers are a generous bunch (this is news to no-one, I'm sure). When Gina found out I had missed the signup for Lucy Locket's Valentine's swappage, she volunteered to do an unofficial version of the same swap with me as well as with her real swap partner - how kind is that? My package is waiting for her return from parts foreign, but she was very organised and sent hers to me early - lookie lookie!
She made this book herself. Gosh.
You can just see the corner of a very pretty little clutch, which I spectacularly failed to get any decent shots of - will try again tonight, because it's gorgeous and you *have* to see it. Inside was a beautiful brooch, machine embellished with tiny beads (and my horrible photo does not do it justice.) It will be a long time before I let Gina see my embroidery ...
And lots of chocolate (sadly all gone) and a big package for stash enhancement. Thank you Gina - it was lovely being your partner. Tea when you get back?
Then last week came another parcel from Charlie, creature crocheter extarordinaire.
Who's in that box?
Why, Mr Pigeon-017 of course!
And he even brought his passport, which made me squeal and my husband laugh. I had bought him as a gift for a pigeon-mad friend but how can I possibly send him off? Well, I can't, and I'm not. Sorry Sarah (she doesn't read this so she'll never know, bwahahaha)
But that's not all. Nestled snugly in the tissue were sweeties for the girls (very much to their approval) and this little fellow:
I had admired him when Charlie posted about him, but never for a minute expected to have my very own! Thank you Charlie, this was a fab package, and the pigeon and mushroom - now known as the Super Mushroom - are firm favourites already (though we are hiding them from the Monkee, just in case he starts to feel jealous).
What did I tell you? Lovely, lovely people. And now I must plot some parcels of my own ...