Wednesday, January 5, 2011

12 Days of Christmas swap, Day 11

It's rather ironic and fortuitous that today's gift came from Cath in Cypress, another WOYWWer. Cath's gift was wrapped in a brown striped paper that I was unable to fully capture. It was wrapped in twine and a cute Christmas decoration. Cath also wrapped a hostess gift for me.

This is an absolutely lovely 11 Pipers Piping. First is the background in green, then layered over that is painted corrugated paper. Over that is a tree that was shiny and coated with what I suspect is diamond glaze, something I don't have. The title was printed from a Dymo label maker. Next came the tag that held the piper. It was tied with a ribbon and slightly offset on the card. With Cath it is all about the layers. The first layer was tartan and the second layer was a vellum type image of a piper. It was held in place with some eyelets I have never seen before. This is one gorgeous gift and came to us swappers all the way from Cypress.

But that was not all. As I mentioned before, Cath is a WOYWWer and I display at least one rocking horse from my collection of around 450 pieces each Wednesday. So what better hostess gift, than a gorgeous rocking horse. I only wish I'd opened this gift sooner, so I could have shared it on WOYWW today. Thank you Cath. This is an awesome gift!

Now I'm off to the post office, charity shop, and grocery store. A girl's gotta have food and art supplies.

5 thoughtful remarks:

Dawn said...

She is very cleaver and also very thoughtful a good friend to have

Love Dawn xx

Halle said...

Another awesome page. What a cute rocking horse as well!

Rhonda said...

Yes, food and art supplies are all we need! :-) a lovely tag indeed and how thoughtful to send a rocking horse. Sounds like a fun swap! Happy WOYWW! #7

Marilyn Rock said...

Wonderful! Love the rocking horse, too. Have a happy day! xxoo

Cath said...

I am glad you like the horse, I have had it for about 10 years and never opened it. I got it to go into a dolls house toy shop, but I never got it finished so it has been in a box all the time.