Warning - picture heavy post!
I've been feeling very happy today! We haven't been anywhere exciting, but Will and I went into Tunbridge Wells this morning for some more back-to-school shopping (plus I also treated myself to that very expensive walking foot - don't tell Peter!) and when we got back there was not one, but two bits of post waiting for me.
The first thing I opened was this ENORMOUS box from Maxine, one of my Seaside Swap partners.
Now, I think I did put in the swap guidelines that the parcel should be no bigger than a shoebox, so Maxine has been very naughty breaking the rules, but who am I to complain when all this lot was inside?
First out was this lovely bag, made from the softest denim - yes, I know it's an appalling pic but I was very excited! Here are some close ups:
There were more goodies inside the bag!
Two skeins of this gorgeous wool, (can you see? It's called "Sea Spray"!)
some ice-cream shaped sweets, a little pot of ice-cream lip balm (cookies & cream flavour - mmm), some real, vintage postcards,
a little fishy pencil (immediately claimed by Joe!), a flower-windmill and a very cute bucket shaped candle holder - that I think is intended to be stuck in a flowerpot (or sandcastle).
But that's not all! In the box was one more parcel, containing this:
The most fabulous, beach hut cushion! Thank you so, so much Maxine! I absolutely love everything, you have been so generous and a wonderful swap partner!
Now, as if all that wasn't enough, I also received this lovely card and little gift from Jackie, as a thank you for arranging the swap:
Some gorgeous wineglass charms, with little seashells on them! Thank you Jackie, they are lovely, that was so sweet of you!
Wow, it's taken me ages to post all that so I'll leave the photos of what I sent to my swap partners for the next time.
Don't forget, the swap deadline is tomorrow, so I hope everyone has sent their parcels off now!