Thursday, 19 April 2012


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*


  1. Wowza! That is a nice swap gift. To get two handmade items is very special. Some swaps you are lucky to get one, even though it's a requirement.

  2. That is seriously a great swap package....I used to signup for tons of swaps and then didn't sign up for any in awhile...and so am dipping my toe back in a bit...

  3. You definitely got a wonderful swap partner! The shawl is amazingly beautiful. It is a shame that you weren't able to show what you sent off, I'm sure it was great and your swap partner will love it!

  4. Wow that is one heck of a swap gift! I bet you will enjoy everything you got :)

  5. Just wanted to swing by to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :) Thank you for your inspiring posts!


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