I have been so bad in posting, and I do apologize. The darn camera just isn't cooperating. I was waiting for someone to help and post with pictures, but it now seems that help could take fooooooreeeeveeeer. So, without further ado....
One Skein Exchange
I spoiled my exchangee, Maia, with a skein of Sari Yarn for June, a skein of Schaeffer Yarn's Anne for July. I used Peace Fleece's Volgassippi Blue yarn and made a booga bag. I embellished it with an angel brooch and ribbons. I was so intimidated by Maia, as she spins and dyes her own yarn. Yikes! It was hard coming up with something that would wow her. I tried my darndest and I hope that I succeeded.
The lovely lady who has me sends the most lovely packages. June was patriotic sock yarn with fabulous white chocolate (she knows that I am such a sucker for the stuff). And July was even better. The package was this outrageous Merino lace weight yarn in the most lusciously deep red. Oh, I have a few lace projects in the wings, and I haven't decided which project to make with this, but it will be fabulously soft. I can't wait to see what she is making me for the final exchange. I feel like a kid at Christmas!
Secret Pal 8
I mailed my final package to Melinda of Chicken without a Head. The series of 3 packages were ever increasing hat boxes filled with yarn and knitting goodies. The last package also included the Kiri Shawl (go look over at my photo album) that I had made with Henry's Attic Superwash Kona. She gushed appropriately on her blog and I think that she likes it.
I did receive my June package, it was a gorgeous alpaca lace weight yarn. It seems that her life is a bit like mine, complete with activities, and she hadn't had the time to complete the July exchange yet. She does keep in touch, so I know that she hadn't fallen off the face of the earth yet!