Now you will have read very similar posts from my fellow Mouthy Stitches mamas recently, saying how 'mama-ing' in a swap totally takes over and you don't really get the chance to think about what you will receive as you are too busy making sure everyone-else is merrily posting and receiving.
Well today it was my turn to do the happy dance and take photos of a wrapped parcel and the contents much to the amusement of the family. It is like CSI when anything lovely arrives - photos from all angles before I am allowed to handle the goodies!
As soon as I saw Eva's name on the back of the package I was over the moon; I knew exactly which tote bag was inside and honestly I could. not. be. happier.
You will have to excuse the photos, it was really bright outside, but I won't complain about that after the last few dismal days.
The beautiful paper-piecing is perfect, the grey wool is just gorgeous and there's a cute divided pocket, sweet embroidery and FMF - could I ask for more?! OK, just totally damn wonderful key fob too?! Double check!
This tote got temporarily 'lost' after it was completed - I am so so pleased Eva found it - scatty moments aside, Eva is super talented and the perfect partner, ( I am open to bribes for MS3!).
Thank you again Eva, it is perfectly me, and has already had a trip out
to swimming today, and tomorrow it will get to go ice skating!
I do want to add that this round has been amazing; all the totes in the flickr pool are stunning, and I would have been happy to receive any of them, and I think everyone in the group should be really proud.
I went into this swap very sad and distracted, hoping that the organising and momentum would give me something more fun to concentrate on; it was hard, very hard, but so worthwhile. All the happy messages popping up now as we receive our totes, makes me realise that the small things in life my not be important in the scale of things, but they sure make the crappy times prettier.