I think he missed something… 😉 I cannot believe that my 20 month old can put on his own shoes…and I’m pathetically excited every time he finds that sweater & insists on wearing it (although it’s a little awkward when he finds it in the dirty clothes pile…
I’m hard at work crocheting a bunch of baby squares, but I had to pop in to show off the pretty package I received today — it’s from the Holiday Swap group on Ravelry.
Pretty dishtowels, pot holders, recipe cards, all in my favorite fall colors. A lovely dragonfly pin (I love dragonflies!!), coordinating peaches & cream yarn (which is hilarious because I sent her coordinating sugar n cream yarn), tea & teacup, a dishcloths pattern book (not pictured as I’d been paging through it in another room), notepaper, Christmas cards, flash cards & coloring books for the boys (already in use at the time of the photo), yummy chocolate dipped ginger mints, and a wonderful needle holder — embroidered with my ravelry name & hers! Thank you so much April!
Because I’m a bad blogger, I forgot to post about a different swap package last week — it was an Outlander (Diana Gabaldon’s series) inspired swap. Here’s the box:
Wool of the Andes yarn in my “clan” colors, stitch markers, a beaded book thong, chocolate, an abacus bracelet, a candle (with the brand name “jamie & clair” — the two main characters in the series), a plaid “rag” bag, a nifty hat pattern, a little knitting/reading light, a jar of huckleberry jam, and a pair of lovely fingerless mitts. By all rights, I should take some “action” shots — almost everything has already been pressed into service (or consumed, lol).
I was trying to explain to my Mother why I was receiving (and sending) out these swap packages today, and I finally said, “women seem to feel that they can’t buy things for themselves, so we have found a way around it. We join these swaps & get to make presents for others & receive some in return.” she laughed, but I noticed she didn’t disagree. 😉
On the other hand, I have a little brown baggie with three huge bars of chocolate that says I’m doing my level best to learn to treat myself more often… 😉