Tuesday, February 20, 2007

oooo goodies!

So I was fortunate enough to get mail today!!!! I have pics..... let me show you what I got!
oooooo so much fun!! As a warning, there are four pictures in this post and I know that I have a few more on the blog, so be aware, I don't want to have anyone upset over download time......
I seriously love swapping!!! I have reasons.... LOOK......
This is Benson, my very own pincushion!!!! LOL is he not the funniest thing that anyone could get in the mail! LOL I think that he is great! I have been waiting for him for a while! I guess, judging by the customs tape................ that he spent some time with the Canadian officials, because seriously, what customs officer would know what this guy was!!! LOL the colourful dots on him are his pins!!! LOL I wonder what he looks like going through an X-ray machine! no wonder he has a hole in his bum and some of his pin decorations appear to be broken! (incidentally he is filled with cotton batting and plastic pellets.......) oh man LMAO!!
So that was my first joy!! ( in all honesty, I don't think my family understood the joy on my face when they beheld Benson in all his glory.........)
Moving on......
*giggle*
This fantastic array of goodies is from another swapping partner.....
I got a PURSE! with SKULLS on it!!!! how fun is that! the lining which I seem to have forgotten to take a picture of, is a red snakeskin! It matches the skulls bandannas.... YAY!
In addition to that I got a spindle and some roving that was kool-aid dyed so I can try out spinning!!!! She is awesome!!! I have already thanked all these great swap partners in the proper galleries on craftster. I swear.

But wait.................there is more! yes I have received from my fat quarters swap! LOL aren't these nice!!! I have to think of something to make, I can't let them be stash, they are way to fun, and I know that I will never have this fabric again, so why not have some fun with it!?!?! Pillows maybe? I have no clue! LOL Too bad I don't quilt. You may have noticed that I have 7, not 6 that was what I was supposed to have, but she wasn't sure that I would like the golden fabric, so she gave it to me and made sure that I had 6 other anyway! Good thing this happened to me too, I have an extra for each of my partners.....
This final image is not a swap..... I knit it this weekend.... you can see it on my noggin in the top picture, I used a squash here, and it doesn't do the stitch justice........but it was all I had, the family is in bed so I can't model it on my noggin right now, and I really wanted to post.... so maybe later. I was trying to make sure that I had something done for Project Spectrum..... So I went with white as the colour, to challenge myself, I don't usually use white! This is Patons Classic Merino knit in the round into the Maple Seed Stitch hat I found on craftster.... I am now going to make several more as they only seem to take a few hours...... I love that!


I think that I may try to have a less picture oriented post next time. I realise that for some it takes a while to load this up, and that can be a pain and frustrating..... sorry about that. I will keep it light for a little while...... talk at you later!

4 comments:

Steph said...

I love getting mail! I get it so rarely that I've join a swap. But now I have swap anxiety! I want my swap buddy to enjoy her package so much, I'm not sure what to put in it! I'm glad that you enjoyed your mail though... helps me to think positive about the mail I send!

Btw, how do you find knitting with Eco-Fill? I've seen it and its such a great idea, affordable, and there are neat colors... I would love to see how the sweater looks now.

Knittyknitter said...

Cute :-)

Knittyknitter said...

Oh, btw- I added your sexy knitter's club onto my link list on my blog. :-)

Aimes said...

OH IT MAKES SENSE NOW!!

the toque.. it's also in the picture of you and Chris..
lol, i thought it was like for the bed post or something like that.. hehe