She might not even be a she! (Totally appropros for a San Francisco swap.)
I tried to take a photo that would do all the goodies justice and failed, I'm afraid. (Though not bad enough to give this post a failure label, you'll notice.)
Here's the first pic:
Not a very pleasing presentation visually, eh? Yeah, I thought that too.
Here's what was in my package though! The description'll get you drooling.
Clockwise from the center top of photo:
- A box of floral notecards and envelopes.
- A hang-in-the-window-faux-stained-glass-window thingy. (I think it's called a sun catcher but I get sun catchers mixed up with dream catchers.) Anyway, whatever its name, it's totally wonderful and will get good use because I have lots of windows!
- Two -- two -- skeins of Patons SWS (Soy Wool Stripes) yarn in Rose Natural ombre colorway. It's soft as a baby's bum and very luscious looking but like its new owner, not very photogenic.
- Two -- again, two -- skeins of Caron Span bamboo blend yarn in a colorway called Ocean Spray, which is even softer than the Patons SWS if you can believe it and has a lovely sheen to it that my Secret Pal pointed out to me.
- A lovely note (barely visible pink paper under the Spa yarn).
- A spectacular Hairy Zoo pen by inkology that lights up when you whack its head! Lots of fun and a good outlet for work frustrations.
- The most appropros and themefully delicious bandana for a Summer of Love yarn swap. Like, Totally Copacetic, Man. Right on!
- A barely visible (and not long for this earth) bag of yogurt pretzels.
So, like I said, I decided the presentation lacked balance and aesthetics, so being the True Artist that I am, I did it over again.
Except by this time, the yogurt pretzel bag had *ahem* accidentally gotten opened so I had to put the *ahem* remaining pretzels in a bowl.
Then I decided wouldn't it be cool to whack the Hairy Zoo pen's head and make him light up while I was taking the photo!
Except the flashing lights made movement which made for a fuzzy photo:
I'm sure sorry about all that.
But (I decided again), I simply must capture the design on that kerchief. So the following photo is my final say on the matter after I say,
I have the best Sumer of Love Secret Pal in the
Whole Wide World!