Somehow I haven't mentioned anything about Christmas Day. It was very relaxing and I stayed in my pajamas the whole day. I've actually been a slug for a week and half. It's been sunny lately, so I was able to take some photos!
Earlier in December, I found an unexpected package in the mail. It was a Christmas gift from Caitlyn! I was so touched by Caitlyn's gift to me - an adorable tissue cozy and some lovely warm handwarmers!
The handwarmers fit so well and they look fantastic with my favorite jacket. (It's gotten cold here and I've been getting a lot of use out of them!) Check out the customized label Caitlyn made. I absolutely love that label! And isn't the sheepy fabric of the tissue cozy great? I smile every time I reach into my purse to grab it. Thank you so much, Caitlyn, for the wonderful Christmas gift! I feel very honored that you made these gifts for me.
I also received my Special Swap Christmas package from Valerie. She had everything wrapped in beautiful paper and bows, but do you think I remembered to take a picture? No, I jumped right into unwrapping before I even thought about it.
Valerie included Godiva cocoa, a tin of lavender and chamomile tea, many cute Christmas things (like bandaids, tissues, and soap), and delicious chocolate from Switzerland. And she sewed a beautiful project bag for me that I love. Inside were two skeins of ShibuiKnits sock yarn in Wasabi. This is going to be great yarn to knit with and I'm considering making Poseidon Socks. Valerie also gave me some Karabella Lace Merino in a very elegant dark blue-gray color. I think it should become a lace scarf.
Did you notice the grumpy looking sheep? Here's a close-up:
This may say a lot about our sense of humor around here, but we just love this sheep! We've played with him so much that he's out of jelly beans and needs to be reloaded.
Thank you for such a fun, Christmas-themed swap package, Valerie! It was very special and I really, really enjoyed it.
Tomorrow: WIP Wednesday (one day late!)