Way back in February I posted an invitation to join the 2nd Handmade Joy Exchange. Do you remember that? It seems so long ago. 14 people from 9 states and 5 countries joined me for the swap. I had fun creating my little bits for the exchange and packaging them up.
What a delight, too, to find a package in my mailbox.
A scarf, a bracelet, a book made from handpainted paper and a handpainted card. Total Joy from sweet Glenda.
But then came the hard part. Waiting. And waiting. And waiting. For the postal systems to do their jobs. I kept hoping that that last package would finally arrive. Unfortunately as of right now, it still has not.
Disappointing, yes, but even so, I want to celebrate the creativity and generosity of each of my participants, finally. Artists, crafters, bloggers... kind, generous people, each and every one. Each creating and spreading Joy. A huge "Thank you" to each of you!
From the US...
Bobbi in Utah (and what she made here)
Dana in New York (and what she received here)
Danielle in Ohio
Glenda in Nevada
Judy in Massachusetts
Karen in Connecticut (and Vermont)
Michelle in Virginia
Sharon in Colorado
Sharon in Wisconsin
From other parts of the world:
Baukje in France
Laura in England
Mara in Greece
Sally in New Zealand
Sarita in Mexico
Stop by and say, "Hello."