Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chilean Swap Love!

 

 

 

 


In August, I received some wonderful gifts from a 'swap angel'...

...when my original Spring swap partner appeared to be MIA.

But lo and behold, shortly after I received my 'alternate' swap gifts...

...my 'original' ones arrived as well...all the way from Chile!!

I feel absolutely showered with kindness and beauty...

...just look at all of the amazing things she sent!!

Handmade wool batts, a stained-glass sun catcher...

...and a book by Isabel Allende (I love her!).

She also sent sheets of commercially made wool/viscose felt...

...and gobs of chunky, handspun yarn.

I can't wait to find a project for the hand-cut green leather buttons...

...something for ME for a change, methinks!! Giggle.

And because I couldn't wait for cooler weather in order to wear my handspun and crocheted (knotted?) brooch...

...I've pinned it to the felt shade of my bedroom lamp for the time being, as a decorative touch!

Of course, the true star of the swap package...

...is the utterly amazing felted and crocheted shawl!!

When I wrap myself in its soft and bright warmth and close my eyes...

...I feel like I'm transported to South America!

I see flashes of sunlight, brightly colored flowers and birds...

...snow capped mountains and glistening, deep aqua water.

Who needs a magic carpet??
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Of course, I now had a bit of work to do for the package due my 'swap angel'...

...and I'll show you the centerpiece of that box in my next post!!



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3 comments:

lorena said...

dear heather,
I'm thrilled you like my long overdue...but not MIA swap package :)
the felted shawl looks lovely on you (if that's you in the pic)...Isabel Allende just received the national literary award a couple of weeks ago...also long overdue.
hugs and take care!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks...but my 'model' was one of my daughters. (She made a play to keep it for herself, but I caught her!!) :)
It's truly wonderful...thanks, again!

Dawn said...

Good morning Heather,

Well,I would have to say that you had a great Wednesday! What a marvelous package...Love the shawl (and just in time for those cool Fall days).

Hugs,
Dawn