I agree with Leslie, it so much nicer to recieve "fun" things in the mail. I've been very envious of the great stuff Jo and Lenna receive...For our first exchange we did a little "getting to know you" and provided information on our home towns. This was Leslie's lovely mail from California - the lamb did arrive "decapitated" but fortunately I was able to recover the poor head stuck to another piece of mail - immediate surgery was required! The back is cool too - I get a little glimpse of her studio, and the artist herself. Leslie added a few itemsfor my ephemera collection.
Beth also decided to join us - turns out she is just up the proverbial road from me in the wonderful state of Michigan. I love how she spelt out my address with letters - and I think those little Scotty Dogs are just grand (I'm a sucker for Scotty Dogs - but don't tell Miss Gwendoline). Beth was also kind enough to tuck a few things into her envelope.
Mary, who happens to live in the same town as Beth, participated too. She bravely stuck fake snow amongst other things on to her envelope! And it all arrived just fine. Note the little fabric square - turns out we are both quilters. Sounds like she is a cat lover to (x 4!)
I did a little twist on mine as I was heading to my second home in Canada - so my mail was international.
What can I say, I'm very proud of my retirement home "to be"!
Funny but it turns out Beth and Leslie (who grew up in Ypsilanti) both are familiar with Ontario - it really is a small world!
We are off to a good start. Our first official theme is Royalty as a tribute to Kate and Will (just seemed right LOL). Of course its a theme that could take you in a gazillion directions so everyone has been having fun coming up with their designs. Enjoy! Jewels (p.s. if this post seems a little out of whack - IT IS - I am really fighting Blogger these days - the new way to load photos is just not working for me - any and all advise welcome!)