I recently signed up for my first Valentine swap. I thought it was going to be so much fun - making something handmade and combining it with a few other items to send to someone I didn't know. And then waiting for my package to arrive from the person who had my name. But it was disappointing as apparently the person with my name decided not to participate and therefore I didn't receive a package. I was really bummed. I came home from work every day looking anxiously for my package only to find that it wasn't here. My significant other knew I was very disappointed. I was so pleased with the handmade items that I had sent my exchange person (a penny rug pillow, a wool felt heart ornament and a wool felt pincushion). I've now received an email from Jeannie (my exchange person) about how much she enjoyed the items I made for her. It made me feel so good. I expressed to her that I was glad she enjoyed the items and how much fun I had making them for her. I also expressed the disappointment about not receiving a package from my exchange person.
So Jeannie decides that she will send me a package because she said that was not right that I didn't receive one in return. I cried because I was overwhelmed that someone that I didn't know would be that in tune with my feelings and care enough to do that. What a sweet person! She said she's already mailed the package! I just can't believe it.
And then on top of that cool thing, I won one of the journals from the giveaway from With Thy Needle & Thread! This has turned out to be a good day, even if I did have to stay home from work because of the bad weather here.
So Jeannie, if you read this blog, I've already thanked you once. But thank you again for making my day, maybe even my week.
And thanks to With Thy Needle & Thread for my great new journal!!
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My Latest Projects
These are some of the rug hooking and wool felt projects that I've worked on recently.