I've mentioned a few times that I like to participate in swaps, and yesterday I was very excited to recieve my parcel from the Shakespeare swap I joined *grins* Stupidly, I didn't take any pictures of what I sent to my recipient, but I do have lots of pictures of what I received!
Everything was wrapped and had a relevant quote from Shakespeare on it *smiles*
The first thing I opened was this cute hat. It's supposed to be a floppy style I believe, although I do have a particularly tiny head so I might need to find a way to tighten the brim!
Lots of goodies - A book on the flora and fauna used in Shakespeare's plays which is really interesting, some very lovely caramel filled chocolate, a peacock feather shawl pin, some gift tags with literary quotes on, some kool aid (yay) and magnetic Shakespeare poetry that I can't wait to play with *grins*
Yarn goodies - 3 balls of Knit Picks City Tweed DK, in a gorgeous tweedy teal colour, and 2 balls of Knit Picks Essential in purple.
But that's not all - my sender also made me a really beautiful shawl. I haven't managed to get a decent picture of it, but it is almost black, with subtle hints of purple, and beautiful matching beads in the lace part. It's gorgeous, and beading is something I haven't tried, so it's extra special to receive something I wouldn't have made myself *smiles*
I haven't signed up for any more swaps for the time being, I think I may have overdone them a little at the beginning of this year. But then I get beautiful gifts like this and think maybe I should do a few more *laughs*