This was a "magic ball" swap, where you wind the yarn with little presents tucked inside for your swapee to discover as they unravel it. Such a fun idea :) I've parceled up the package to send to my recipient, and was very excited that mine arrived already.
This is what greeted me as I opened the package, with a lovely note from Rachel in Ohio, thanks Rachel :)
2 balls to unwind *grins*
I love the colours she chose, very me wouldn't you say?! In with the note was the label for the yarn, from etsy, along with a little stitch marker. Apparently, when she ordered, Rachel told the seller I liked orange, and this little stitch marker got made especially for me.
So, being the impatient person that I am, I had to get unwinding right away ;) I roped boyfriend into helping with the first ball, and rewarded him with dinner before I got to the second one *laughs* Lots of cool presents appeared as I was unwinding, but to save you a photo montage of the entire process, here's the final selection of goodies:
How lucky am I?! I got:
- A cute red notions bag
- Bag of buttons
- 2 bags of gummy butterflies
- 2 fabric quarters
- Package of various jewellery findings (excellent, I needed more of these!)
- A vial of pretty orange beads
- Incredible neon stripy socks
- 2 strings of beautiful beads
I love everything Rachel chose, in fact, I am wearing the socks to work (with a skirt, to fully show them off!) and can't wait to use the beads and findings to make something pretty. Here's a close up of one of the strings of beads (and the fabric), look how gorgeous they are:
Thank you Rachel, you really put together a cool package for me, and I'm excited to send mine off to its recipient - I hope she likes it.