Isn't it amazing how someone you've never met, someone you know only by reciprocal blog-reading and the exchange of an occasional email, can get it so right? I have to say, Lynne is a gift-giver, -chooser, -tagger, -wrapper extraordinaire -- she says that gifts are her "love language" and, well, I'm sure feelin' the love! There was just enough fiber (Lion Brand Organic Cotton! handspun!) to remind us that we're knitters, and just enough chocolate that I'm happy without guilt, but the theme for this swap was "In The Garden" and oh, my word, that "Treasure Box for My Garden" is so totally awesome... and it was only the beginning. That little spade is actually a brooch, and the potted succulent is a candle, and there were so many special touches... I can say "thank you" over and over, 'til I'm blue in the face, and it still doesn't express my... thanks.
One of the best parts is that this is a swap -- so I get to send something back! The best part about gifts is giving! I can't wait to finish my package for Lynne and send it off!! There's just a tiny bit more to do on my project and I'm aiming to have it in the mail on the weekend.
In other news, it's Knit Night and I should be able to finish off one of my Fixations... the first footie. I love it! Tonight I'll find out if I can kitchener and talk at the same time.
Did I mention that Maddy got a speeding ticket on Saturday? That was quick, huh? It was a bit of a speed trap, but whatever... she was speeding and now she pays. She's the first of my children to display -- get caught displaying -- a lead foot. I have a little bit of one; my mother definitely does. Mom used to be a surgical nurse and had to take call quite often -- many of her speeding tickets came going to or fro in the wee hours. One time, stopped after a particularly long and rough night, she complained to the officer about his flashing lights, said that they were making her nauseous, and asked if he'd turn them off...
Go tell my girl Wendy a moving story... she needs some of that misery-loves-company lovin'.