A month or so ago I wrote here about how someone had disappointed me as a partner in the Advent Swap that Fiona and Jo had dreamed up. I never did hear from her. But yesterday the postman brought me a wonderful bulging parcel from far, far away. Jo, one of the two organizers of the Advent Swap, had sent me a consolation gift.
Now you and I (and Jo, too) know that no way was Jo accountable or responsible for the failings of any of the participants. That really goes without saying. She's just a dear and lovely lady, a generous and kind spirit, who wanted someone to be undisappointed. She must have spent hours making that adorable stocking. And that precious bag -- with each side a different design! And look at the many additional treasures that she sent.
There was also a terrific magazine that has made its way to the nightstand. And a splendid Australian porcelain thimble, which I tried out last night and left with my hand quilting.
And a bag of sweets. I can't imagine what has happened to them!
Thank you, dear Jo, from the bottom of my heart!